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Overall winner Mickey Hooke
(16 minutes, 54 seconds), top
photo,front center, shows his
determination at the start as
runners take off in the 5-kilo-
meter Anna Maria Elementary
School Dolphin Dash Saturday.
The dash also featured a 1-mile
run and Morgan Hackworth,
right, an AME fourth-grader,
was the first to cross the finish
line in that race at 6:51. The
event raised money for the
school's Parent-Teacher Orga-
nization. It was followed by
refreshments and prize draw-
ings at St. Bernard Catholic A ,
Church, Holmes Beach.
For winners, more pictures i
and information on the
race, see inside, page 11.
Lisa Neff (top),
Diana Bogan (right)
Insurance: Lawmakers seek
sensible solutions in session
By Molly McCartney
TALLAHASSEE State legislators have pro-
duced a "big win" for Anna Maria Island in their effort
to resolve the state insurance crisis in the judgment of
state Rep. Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, who represents
western Manatee County.
That is because legislators, in tense bargaining over
the weekend, have agreed to eliminate the controversial
wind-zone boundaries that have split the Island down
the middle, he said.
Now all commercial and residential property
owners on the Island and elsewhere in the state
- will be able to buy wind coverage from the state's
Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, he said.
This will represent a dramatic change in the law,
A final vote approving this and other state insurance
reforms was expected Monday afternoon in the Florida
Legislature. The new legislation also must be signed by
Gov. Charlie Crist before it would become effective.
"This is a big win for the Island," Galvano said.
Businesses on Anna Maria have been among
the hardest hit by the state requirement that a com-
mercial property be within 1,000 feet of the Gulf
shoreline to be eligible for wind coverage from
Citizens, the state's insurer of last resort. As a
result, some commercial properties have no wind
insurance, either because they could not find any
or they could not afford what was available from
the private market. Other commercial owners out-
side the wind zone have paid huge increases in the
past year to buy wind policies from unregulated
PLEASE SEE INSURANCE, PAGE 3
Volume 15, No. 12 Jan. 24, 2007 FREE
Island real estate
By Rick Catlin
Financially strapped GSR Development LLC filed
a motion with the federal bankruptcy court last week to
allow it to retain RoseBay Real Estate as an "exclusive
broker" for a number of its Island properties, apparently
ignoring a proposal from at least one Island real estate
company and failing to contact other major real estate
players for a proposal.
According to the court documents, GSR chief
restructuring manager Bill Maloney claimed he "inter-
viewed a large number of major Realtors on Anna Maria
Island" before selecting RoseBay.
Not so, said Frank Davis of Island Real Estate,
one of the largest real estate companies on the Island.
Davis said his office was never contacted to submit a
marketing plan and strategy.
Likewise, Mike Norman of Mike Norman Real
Estate said he was never contacted by Maloney, nor
was Wagner Real Estate, according to manager Becky
Ron Travis of RE/MAX Gulfstream chimed in that
his office was never contacted by Maloney or asked to
submit a proposal.
Barry Gould of Island Vacation Properties, how-
ever, said he did submit a proposal, but rejected the
counter-proposal offered him by Maloney. Gould
declined to elaborate further.
Maloney also claimed in the court document that he
"obtained and utilized advice and counsel from credi-
tors," including Kent Davis and Paul Gallizzi.
That's not entirely correct, said Gallizzi.
"Yes, he contacted me for advice, but he rejected
my advice. I told him to spread the property listings
around to a number of Island real estate agents," he
Kent Davis agreed that he spoke with Maloney and
had recommended Gould, among other possible Island
real estate agencies.
Maloney said that he reviewed each of the market-
ing plans submitted and he selected the RoseBay offer
as the "highest and best plan" for GSR.
RoseBay said it would offer a "buy it now price,"
PLEASE SEE GSR, NEXT PAGE
denied next week
Late-night travel between Bradenton Beach and
Longboat Key will include a significant detour next
Florida Department of Transportation officials said
the Longboat Pass Bridge will be closed to vehicular and
boat traffic from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Jan. 28 through Feb.
1 while workers replace the fender system on the span.
Traffic will be rerouted to the New Pass Bridge during
the repair work, adding an extra30-plus miles to a motor-
ist's trip. Boaters hoping to pass through the draw will
have to wait until workers are finished for the night.
DOT officials said lighted message boards will be
updated with information regarding the closures.
According to information from the town of Long-
boat Key, "If work on the bridge is not complete by
Feb. 1, the DOT will not begin work again until Feb. 4
so as not to interfere with weekend business."
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GSR chooses non-Islander
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for any property if submitted by March 15. The bank-
ruptcy court would have to approve any offer.
Further, said the motion, RoseBay would be enti-
tled to a 6 percent commission on any sale, plus an
additional 1 percent bonus commission for all proper-
ties with sales contracts submitted on or before March
15 that are subsequently court approved and closed.
As an added bonus, RoseBay would get a further
5 percent of any sale of more than 10 percent above
GSR's reserve price on any property.
Maloney and GSR believe that RoseBay is "immi-
nently qualified to serve in this Chapter 11 case as an
exclusive broker with respect to the specific proper-
ties," and that retaining RoseBay "is in the best inter-
est of the debtor [GSR], its estate, creditors and other
The motion said that Maloney and GSR, through
the "exercise of its business judgment" seek to retain
RoseBay and asked the court to authorize employment
of RoseBay to provide exclusive brokerage, listing and
marketing services for the properties.
RoseBay said it would establish an office on Anna
Maria to conduct open houses and sales of GSR prop-
erties. The company currently has no Island office, but
maintains a branch in Sarasota and at 6318 Cortez Road
W. in Bradenton.
Objections to the motion are likely to come from
the creditors committee, according to one unsecured
creditor who asked not to be identified.
Donations to Challenge
reach total of $117,495
The final response to the challenge issued by Chuck
and Joey Lester has reached $117,495, of which Island-
ers and friends donated $67,495.
The beneficiary Anna Maria Island Community
Center calculated the total from 183 donors at $67,495,
to which the Lesters of Anna Maria added $50,000.
They had offered to match all donations up to
$50,000 for the Center's building fund, depleted by
costs of construction of a new facility at its longtime
site, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
RoseBay may have
In the motion submitted to the federal bank-
ruptcy court by GSR attorney Stephen Leslie to have
RoseBay Real Estate named as the exclusive listing
agent for GSR, the motion claims that RoseBay "has
no connections with the debtor [GSR]," or any credi-
tors of the debtor or "any other party of interest."
RoseBay claimed it is a "disinterested" party.
Records at the Manatee County Circuit Court
might indicate some association between the two
On April 5, 2006, RoseBay real estate agent
Laurie Dellatorre filed a lawsuit for repeat violence
against a woman named Daphne Alford.
One of the addresses listed for Alford in the
court documents of that case is a Holmes Beach
property on 52nd Street that at that time was owned
by GSR principal Robert Byrne.
The problem, said the creditor, who is also a real
estate agent, is that GSR is asking prices far in excess
of what the current real estate market will bear.
"I'll bet they don't sell one property by March 15
at those prices," he said.
As an example, he noted that GSR wants $895,000
for its canalfront home at 403 S. Bay Blvd. in Anna
"That's an end-of-the-canal house with restricted
access. It can only accommodate small boats. I can find
a premium canalfront lot on the Island in a much better
location for $625,000."
Attorney JohnAnthony, representing the creditors
committee, has said previously he cannot comment on
the GSR case unless authorized by the committee.
Island real estate agents, including Mike Norman,
agreed that GSR's prices seem to be high for the present
real estate market.
The GSR properties to be listed in the motion and
the list prices are:
401 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, $625,000.
403 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, $895,000.
506 Bay Drive S., Bradenton Beach, $895,000.
*109 Fifth St. S. (A), Bradenton Beach, $825,000.
a GSR connection
In addition, Dellatorre listed her emergency
contact as Arlene Byrne, Robert Byrnes' estranged
Dellatorre is a former employee of GSR,
according to Paul Gallizzi of Spectrum Manage-
ment, a company involved with GSR in several
Island real estate projects. Gallizzi is owed approxi-
mately $1.04 million by GSR.
According to an affidavit submitted with Leslie's
motion, Lynn Parker of RoseBay said that neither
herself "nor any professional in RoseBay has served
as an officer, director or employee of the debtor
(GSR) within two years of the petition date."
Dellatorre said she was a GSR employee but
left the company more than two years ago.
"I have nothing to hide about my employment with
GSR. It wasn't within the past two years," she said.
109 Fifth St. S. (B), Bradenton Beach,
Seventh Street South, Gardenia 1, Bradenton
Seventh Street South, Gardenia 2, Bradenton
615 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach, $1.5 mil-
311 61st St., Holmes Beach, $499,000.
312 60th St., (A), Holmes Beach, $725,000.
312 60th St., (B), Holmes Beach, $725,000.
All of the properties except 403 S. Bay Blvd. in
Anna Maria are either under construction or vacant lots.
The property at 506 Bay Drive S. in Bradenton Beach
is listed as a furnished model.
GSR's Rosa del Mar condominium develop-
ment vacant property at 2504 Gulf Drive N. in
Bradenton Beach was not listed in the court docu-
ments, but the asking price is reportedly around
$11 million. GSR had planned to develop condo-
miniums on the site.
Judge May set a hearing date on the motion for
Thursday, Jan. 25, at the federal courthouse at 801 N.
Florida Ave. in Tampa.
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Anna Maria Island gets kudos from 'LIFE' Magazine
Last Friday's "LIFE" Magazine, now a daily
newspaper insert, listed Anna Maria Island as
one of the eight island escapes, which the cover
proclaims are "guaranteed cures for your winter
"Stuck in a midwinter rut?" the article's head-
line asks. "If you're seeking sun, scuba, solitude
or even seaside snowballs one of these spots
The magazine, which began publishing in
1936, was resurrected as a Friday supplement in
more than 70 newspapers and has a weekly circu-
Insurance crisis ends?
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
surplus line carriers.
Residential property owners not within the
1,000-foot boundary have access to Citizens, but
only if they cannot find coverage from a standard
The legislative agreement to allow Citizens to
insure commercial property statewide came near the
end of a fast-moving week of legislative activity
that one lawmaker described as a "train driven by
That lawmaker saw the seven-day session as a
moving train with railcars filled with panicky legis-
lators desperate to satisfy worried constituents and
a new governor who has been pushing aggressively for
major reform and big premium cuts.
Under growing pressure to respond, state lawmak-
ers worked feverishly through the weekend to reconcile
key differences in competing House and Senate insur-
ance reform plans.
Negotiations inside the conference committee,
made up of senators and representatives, were "hot and
heavy," according to state Sen. Mike Bennett, R-Bra-
denton, who represents a five-county area that includes
Anna Maria Island.
In the final hours, legislators agreed on a series of
dramatic actions, including expansion of the Florida
Hurricane Catastrophe Fund, to make more cheap
reinsurance available to insurers. And companies
would be required to pass their savings onto policy-
holders. Legislators said this would lead to significant
But nobody knows yet the amount of the reductions
or the way that premiums might be cut.
Close agreement in the beginning
When the session opened on Jan. 16, there appeared
to be close agreement on how to achieve broad insur-
ance reform and significant premium reductions.
This meeting of the legislative minds occurred as
demonstrators demanding rate relief filled the streets
outside the Capitol buildings and Crist held press con-
ferences telling legislators that he wanted premium
reductions of at least 25 percent.
He said he wouldn't sign any legislation short of
Against this background, the House unanimously
approved five bills on Wednesday, the second day
of the session. One proposal called for the state to
sell cheap reinsurance to companies. Another mea-
sure would repeal the Citizens rate hike scheduled
State Rep. Bill Galvano (center) on the floor of the
House. Galvano said he's optimistic about legisla-
tive efforts to provide affordable and available wind
insurance coverage for Anna Maria Island and
other high-risk areas of the state. Islander Photo:
lation of 12 million copies.
Writer Greg Melville said of the Island in the Jan.
19 issue of LIFE:
"Only a single building on this 7-mile-long string
bean of sand west of Bradenton is higher than two sto-
ries, and its sugary beaches see more herons and sand-
pipers than people. Daytime temps hover in the low
70s all winter perfect for kayaking, fishing or taking
it easy. The no-stress island's 8,500 or so permanent
residents are spread among three villages, all connected
by a free trolley.
"While there: Visit the butterfly park in Holmes
State Sen. Mike
and heavy" to
reach a compro-
mise package of
for March. House proposals would also eliminate
the "cherry-picking" by insurers who have sought
to sell only the most profitable lines of insurance in
the safest parts of the state, while leaving the riskiest
areas to Citizens.
Shortly after the House approved its package, the
Senate unanimously voted for its version of insurance
As the two sides turned their proposals over to the
conference committee to resolve the differences, there
were high hopes that the session could complete its
mission as early as Thursday or Friday.
That didn't happen.
Instead, lawmakers began to bog down in their dif-
ferences. And other players including newly elected
Chief Financial OfficerAlex Sink began analyzing
the legislative proposals and coming up with a different
set of numbers and different concerns.
On Thursday, Sink announced that the Senate pro-
posal to provide insurance companies with free rein-
surance "gives me heartburn" because, she said, it put
some risk on the state's bonding ability. She described
the House version, which would sell the reinsurance
at a low price to insurers, as more modest and "in the
realm of do-ability."
Sink wasn't the only voice questioning the legisla-
The state Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR)
reported that the House plan would save policyholders
only 13 percent, rather than the 25 percent that House
The Senate proposal would save policyholders 26
percent, but not the 35 to 40 percent that Senate spon-
sors had said, according to the OIR analysis.
Lemonade and chicken salad
Even more revealing was an exchange in a gen-
eral session when Sen. Bill Posey, R-Rockledge, was
asked to explain the impact of the Senate rate plan on
a homeowner who paid $1,000 for insurance last year
and $2,000 this year.
Would the legislative proposal cut the homeowner's
old premium of $1,000 or would it cut his new $2,000
According to Posey, the Senate proposal would
reduce the homeowner's $2,000 bill.
So the homeowner would still have an increase in
The answer, according to Posey, was yes, although
he described it as a smaller increase.
In another exchange with a colleague questioning
a senate proposal, Posey gave this response:
"We can make lemonade out of lemons. But
don't expect us to make chicken salad out of chicken
Other participants in the legislative process, includ-
ing insurance representatives, argued that Florida law-
makers were on the verge of creating new and dan-
"Taste: The grouper Reuben at the Sandbar
"Stay: The cottages at Palm Tree Villas ($109
and up) in Holmes Beach are just two minutes
from the water."
Pictures included shots of the Rod & Reel Pier
in Anna Maria City.
Other getaway retreats in the article included
Maui, Hawaii; Isla Mujeres, Mexico; Montreal,
Canada; Door Peninsula, Wis.; Coronado, Calif.;
Bermuda; and Jekyll Island, Ga.
gerous problems for the state instead of solving the
"I travel the state and I know about the pain," attor-
ney Mark Delegal told one legislative meeting. "But
let's not forget the storms," said Delegal, who repre-
sents State Farm. "The villain here is the hurricane, not
the insurance industry."
State Farm insures one of five homeowners in
Florida but only in low-risk areas. The company has
declined to provide homeowners coverage to Anna
Maria Island residents.
Despite the tensions that developed in the legisla-
tive negotiations, Sen. Bennett said that he expected a
compromise package to be approved by the Legislature
on Monday. He declined to speculate on what the sav-
ings might be for policyholders.
"It's a crap shoot for now, as far as the numbers are
concerned," he said.
The compromise package was still being mulled
over by the House and Senate at press deadline for
The Islander, and any reforms will still need to
be reviewed and signed by Crist before they are
Anna Maria commission meets
Wednesday at AM city hall
The Anna Maria City Commission meeting sched-
uled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, will take place at
the Anna Maria City Hall at 10005 Gulf Drive as previ-
ously announced, not the Holmes Beach City Hall.
Mayor Fran Barford said that the public hearing
scheduled that evening was advertised for the 10005
address and any change in location could not have been
advertised in time to meet the legal requirements for a
Anna Maria's city office functions been temporarily
relocated to the Island Baptist Church annex at 8605
Gulf Drive while city hall undergoes repairs due to
Barford said all city departments have relocated to
the temporary office except the public works depart-
ment, which will continue to operate from its quarters
on Pine Avenue.
The city's main telephone number 708-6130 -
is now operational at the city's offices at the church.
While city hall is undergoing repairs, all other city
commission and planning and zoning board meetings
will he held at the Holmes Beach City Hall commission
chambers at 5801 Marina Drive.
Barford said she was "optimistic" that the Island
Baptist Church would only have to be utilized as a tem-
porary city office for about six to eight weeks.
Anna Maria City
Jan. 24, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
Jan. 24, 5 p.m., town hall meeting on parking.
Jan. 26, 3 p.m., WAVES committee meeting on vi-
Feb. 1, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
Jan. 26, 1:30 p.m., police retirement board meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
4 0 JAN. 24, 2007 0 THE ISLANDER
St. Joe, SevenShores condos: Do the math
By Rick Catlin
The St. Joe company has begun marketing its Sev-
enShores condominium project on north Perico Island
and recently paid for advertising in the December 2006
issue of the in-flight magazine "Sky."
The ad states that SevenShores "will be a private island
community with captivating views and a perfect environ-
ment for relaxation and reflection. Designed as a gated
community set on 176 acres, SevenShores will include
luxury condominium residences built along lakes, walking
trails and conservation areas. With an average of less than
two units per acre, this exclusive community will have one
of the lowest residential densities in Bradenton."
But SevenShores has announced it plans a total of
686 units. With 176 acres available, that amounts to a
density of 3.89 units per acre.
Whether its two units or nearly four units per acre,
it doesn't appear to make much difference at this point.
According to a SevenShores brochure, only 10 units
have been sold since the SevenShores sales office
opened in January 2006.
Bradenton Beach resident Bill Garringer inquired
about a "high-end" condominium and said he was told
that construction of any units was several years down the
road and that any deposit he put up would earn no interest
during this period. The total deposit required was 20 per-
cent of the purchase price plus an additional $10,000.
Long time coming?
While infrastructure construction at the St. Joe Company's SevenShores condominium project on north Perico
Island has been under way for some time, construction of the actual units may be several years away at the
earliest. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
In addition, Garringer said condominium associa-
tion fees would be the same, regardless of the size of
"I really wasn't interested in the deal," he said.
According to an availability list from SevenShores,
prices for its "Building II" range from the mid-$500,000
level to $899,000. Of the 25 units listed for Building II
by SevenShores, only 10 are shown as "sold."
According to the City of Bradenton building depart-
ment, St. Joe has not yet applied for any building permit
for any condominium at SevenShores.
St. Joe said recently that, while it plans to develop all
the infrastructure at its various projects around Florida,
including SevenShores, it is getting out of the actual
business of construction of the homes and condominiums
at its projects and will utilize local contractors instead.
. A. SI Beach doles out
$10,000 in gifts
: Annie Silver Community Center was the big winner
in the contribution category by the Bradenton Beach
The city has doled out about $10,000 for the past
few years to various not-for-profit organizations which
have requested its aid. Annie Silver will receive $3,000,
which it requested for installation of an air-conditioning
system as well as new doors to the center, located at
23rd Street and Avenue C.
Other recipients of the city's largess included the
Anna Maria Island Community Center at $2,500; the
city's annual holiday street party, $2,000; the Anna
Maria Island Historical Society, $1,000; Anna Maria
Island Art League, $500; Friends of the Regina, $500;
a :: Solutions To Avoid Red Tide, $250; and Keep Manatee
Annie Silver Community Center received $3,000 from Bradenton Beach. Islander Photo: Edna Tiemann Beautiful, $250.
Parking woes described, solutions next for Bradenton Beach
By Paul Roat
Parking problems have been voiced along Braden-
ton Beach streets and parks. Solutions will be aired later
About 40 residents, business owners and work-
ers attended the first of a series of town hall meetings
to discuss and offer solutions to the parking dilemma
within the city. Although most in attendance said park-
ing woes were most prevalent in the area from Cortez
Road south to the start of Cortez Beach, residents at the
north and south reaches of the city said they too saw
beachgoers parking in their lots and in front of their
Bradenton Beach police
Law enforcement presence at Coquina Beach
will again be provided by Bradenton Beach Police,
as city commissioners approved another annual
interlocal agreement with Manatee County for
patrol of the park.
Coquina Beach is maintained by Manatee
County, which also oversees its concession stands,
rest rooms and marine rescue services. However,
the law enforcement duties at the park have tra-
ditionally been provided by Bradenton Beach,
although paid for by the county.
Parking facilitator Alan Garrett said the city's park-
ing issues are not unique but in fact common on barrier
islands. He assisted Siesta Village businesses in the cre-
ation of a parking lot there "at considerable expense,"
Parking issues in Bradenton Beach ranged from just a
general lack of places for vehicles to public unawareness
of where people can park and from poaching of spaces in
condos to lack of enforcement and lack of adequate, safe,
lighted areas where people can leave their cars at night.
The city purchased a lot on First Street several
Coquina patrol continues
The 2006-07 agreement calls for city officers
to patrol the beach, be provided with two all-terrain
vehicles one of which is maintained by the city
and have the use of a lifeguard stand as needed.
The city will receive $7,688 per month for the
One officer is to patrol the beach from 10 a.m. to 7
p.m. weekdays between Memorial Day and Labor Day,
with two stationed there on weekends. One officer is to
patrol the beach for the rest of the year, with more patrols
to be added at the discretion of the police chief.
years ago and converted it into a parking lot. Several
citizens said that employees or area businesses quickly
fill the lot, denying access to visitors who could then
patronize businesses on Bridge Street.
BeachHouse Restaurant owner Ed Chiles echoed
that concern, but focused on beachgoers. He said his lot
is often half-filled with cars even before the restaurant
opens, causing a problem for patrons during busy lunch
and dinner hours.
Several people expressed a desire to see better uti-
lization of the Manatee Trolley as a means to ease the
parking dilemma, adding that increased marketing of
the buses as a solution to finding a place to park and
better night lighting for greater safety is desired.
And, of course, there was a wish for the city to
purchase and allocate more property for parking.
Garrett asked people to attend the next meeting
of the open forum with a "blue-sky" wish for a park-
ing solution. He offered as an example the concept of
making Bridge Street one way, which would allow
angle parking along much of the road on both sides
and greatly increase the parking. Perhaps First Street
could also be used as a one-way street, he added.
Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale has
estimated that there are about 95 legal, public parking
spaces in the Bridge Street area.
The next town hall meeting on parking will be at 5
p.m. Jan. 24 at city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.
THE ISLANDER U JAN. 24, 2007 5 5
Manatee County to collect e-scrap Saturday
By Lisa Neff
The collectibles that will be gathered up on Coquina
Beach Jan. 27 won't fetch a hefty price on the Sotheby's
market or even on eBay.
But their rescue from a landfill may prove priceless,
say organizers of the Manatee County Household Haz-
ardous Waste/E-Scrap Collection scheduled from 9 a.m.
to 3 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot at Coquina Beach.
"It is a costly program," said Cari Walz, a house-
hold hazardous waste technician with the county. "But
we are protecting the environment. And we want to
keep it free for residents."
Hazardous waste and e-scrap materials are collected
separately from regular residential refuse to make sure
the material is either recycled or gets a proper burial.
With obsolescence rates in consumer products,
the International Association of Electronics Recyclers
projects that about 400 million electronic units will be
scrapped this year and 3 billion units by 2010. E-waste
is the fastest growing waste stream in the country.
"Just at Christmas we replaced enough electronic junk
to fill a whole garbage can," seasonal Bradenton Beach
resident Betty McKay said as she took out her trash last
week. "With one new cell phone package, we replaced four
phones. A new DVD player and a new Dell computer."
Just one computer can contain hundreds of chemi-
cals, including lead, mercury, cadmium, brominated
flame retardants and polyvinyl chloride or PVC, accord-
ing to the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition. Many of
these chemicals are known to cause cancer, respiratory
illness and reproductive problems.
"Basically everything with a circuit board has haz-
ardous materials in it, so people should handle them
responsibly," said Barbara Kyle, campaign coordinator
for the Computer Take Back Campaign headquartered
in San Jose, Calif.
While environmental groups are increasingly putting
an emphasis on encouraging manufacturers to build green-
friendly electronics, they also are advocating for better
What's in your house? The Manatee County Utilities
Operation Department will hold a hazardous waste and
e-scrap collection Jan. 27 at the Coquina Beach parking
lot. Information: 708-8561. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff
disposal of the hazardous materials already in homes.
A survey of Island curbs last week found a vari-
ety of e-scrap put out with the regular trash, including
air conditioners, VCR players, TV sets and computer
"Well, I put it out there hoping a junk collector
gets it before the garbage collector," Fred Walton said
in reference to the VCR player he left with his garbage
in Anna Maria. "I don't know what else to do with it.
It broke after a year."
Of the 2.6 million tons of e-waste generated in
the United States in 2005, about 12 percent was recy-
cled, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection
Improper disposal of hazardous materials can
impact groundwater the source of 90 percent of
Florida's drinking water. Improper disposal can also
contaminate air and soil with toxins.
"These products contain materials like mercury,
which can be very toxic at very small amounts," Kyle
said. "The concern about putting them into landfills
- aside from filling up our landfills quickly is that
these toxic chemicals can leach into groundwater or
streams. Or some municipalities have incinerators and
the plastics in electronics can give off deadly dioxin
when it's burned."
The Manatee County Utilities Operation Depart-
ment is conducting the collection in partnership with
the municipalities: Anna Maria, Holmes Beach, Bra-
denton Beach and Longboat Key.
Residents can drop off their waste for free. Small
businesses must pay a contractor on site for disposal.
The collectible list is a lengthy one solvents,
latex and oil paints, pesticides, household chemicals,
ammunition, flares, waste oil, propane tanks, fluores-
cent lamps, thermostats and thermometers, pool chemi-
cals, old gasoline, batteries, televisions, computer com-
ponents, copiers, video and audio equipment and small
Not on the list are radioactive materials such as
smoke detectors and bio-hazardous materials such as
The hazardous waste collected on the Island Jan.
27 will be sent to different vendors, depending on the
Walz said pieces of fluorescent bulbs can be recycled.
Lead can be recovered from certain batteries. Propane
can be recaptured from tanks, the valves reused and the
tanks recycled as scrap metal. Waste oil can be refined.
A Tampa-based contractor that will haul away the
e-scrap material may sell some working items and
"About 95 percent of it is recycled," Walz said. "If
something is new enough, they have a store, but mostly
they de-manufacture it and send it out for disposal, for
Organizers chose a January date for the Island col-
lection so seasonal residents can participate.
Walz said the first and last hours of a collection are
"In the past, we've always had a line at the open-
ing," she said.
She also said scavengers are not allowed to go
through waste turned over to the county or contractors
at the collection.
6 E JAN. 24, 2007 U THE ISLANDER
Op in ion
That rascal insurance
Insurance reform. Sounds wonderful. But what
does it all mean?
Will rates really be lower? Will the insurance com-
panies cooperate with the state? Can we expect to pay
less? Will there be rebates? Will rate reductions be ret-
roactive? Will the wind pool be expanded?
And if the state-designated wind pool is expanded,
as we have been told it will be, or eliminated, as we
hope, how will that work?
And if the special session, which was to end
Monday, didn't solve all the problems, will legislators
again address them in the regular session to be held in
These are only some of the questions that have
occurred to us as we watched the legislative process
play out in Tallahassee and listened to our new gov-
ernor call for rate reform, starting with a reduction in
insurance premiums of at least 25 percent.
We hope reform comes soon. We need help before
the next hurricane season and before we suffer more
economic damage from the insurance crisis we have
been living with for too long.
And one more thought: We have been stuck for
years with a traditional insurance system that allows
insurers to collect tons of our money for premiums.
Then when there's a big storm, the insurers typically
resist paying claims for damages. Sometimes they just
close their doors and go out of business. Or they raise
rates to pay for the pay outs. We can't figure out what
happened to all that premium money that was supposed
to be set aside for claims or how profits continue to
mount in their coffers.
In fact, we do know that insurance companies have
recently been reporting record profits. Could that be
the result of the record premiums we've been paying?
Our state leaders appear to have finally figured out
that the problem is so big that it is threatening Florida's
economic engine. People are starting to leave the state
because they can't afford to stay in their homes. Busi-
nesses are closing because insurance is "through the
Just in the 40-some-year-old shopping center our
office shares with merchants in Holmes Beach, rents
increased almost 30 percent when wind insurance costs
went from $25,000 to more than $160,000 per year.
Good for Gov. Charlie Crist for demanding tough
legislation to do something about our state's problems.
He seems to understand that drastic action is needed.
As one of those cute kids in the old "Little Rascals"
show used to say, "and how." We need help, and how.
Let's hope help comes in time.
In fact, let's hope help comes and it's retroactive.
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They win again
Recently in the news has been Briny Breezes, the east
coast Florida trailer court town where each of the 488
residents was offered more than $1 million to leave.
According to a friend of mine who lives two blocks
from it, Briny Breezes is a close community the
oldest resident was a baby when her parents co-founded
the town 70 years ago, and they turned down an offer
to sell a few years ago.
But the average age is 73, and two bad hurricane
seasons made residents realize that if they're ever hit
they could never rebuild. Now the majority has just
voted to accept an offer.
A reporter asked a resident if he' d "ever imagined
that people would offer him over $1 million for his
trailer" and the man said, "No, and most of us wish
it had never happened." His point was they felt they
already had paradise simple living on the ocean
amid longtime friends now their community will
be broken up.
This also means years of construction of a high-
rise community on what was a sleepy little road, and
bumper-to-bumper crossings on the local bridge. Ironi-
cally, the town of 1,200 where my friend lives doesn't
allow anything higher than a two-story home, and now
their town will be drastically altered, too.
Yet she feels oddly sad for the trailer owners,
especially the approximately 17 percent who opposed
the sale. Walking with her grandbabies through Briny
Breezes, where residents are out on their patios, eager
to show the babies their seashell-covered mailboxes,
potted plant "gardens" and pink flamingoes, will be a
thing of the past.
The loss of Briny Breezes signals the end of an era.
And the sad moral of the story? Developers always win
Lynn Sheppard, Bradenton
THE ISLANDER U JAN. 24, 2007 U 7
it's C tlon ey!
By former Holmes Beach City
Commissioner Don Maloney
It was my mother's fault
With earthquakes and red tide in the Gulf of Mexico,
three or four storms or more constantly winding around
in the Atlantic in hurricane season, baby turtles heading
for errant light, and our Island cities with new crews at
the helms, I always have enough to be concerned about
- especially since I'm in the middle of Step Six in my
That's the diet section where I can keep eating the
Big Macs, drink Diet Cokes, and still eat french fries,
but salting the latter is no longer allowed. I'm not look-
ing forward to Step Seven, because that cuts out the
Diet Coke, too.
Anyway, in the middle of all that concern, I picked
up a newspaper story with nothing but bad news for all
whose weight is above "normal. "And I find that far more
Four area landscapers and gardeners will share
their green secrets during a seminar Feb. 20 in Holmes
"Go Native with Plants and Trees," presented by
the Holmes Beach Parks and Beautification Committee,
will take place at city hall, 5801 Marina Drive.
The seminar begins at 6:30 p.m. and features:
Tom Heitzman, president of Manatee Audubon and
owner of Sweet Bay Nursery.
Mike Miller, local landscaper.
Maureen Hirthler, master gardener.
Peggy Dessaint, extension agent with the Manatee
County Extension Service.
Parks committee member Kathleen King will mod-
For more information, call 778-4060.
than merely somewhat confusing because if so many
folks are overweight, maybe that's what's normal, no?
That's bad news because this is when-New Year's
resolution time weight loss is a big first over quitting
Anyway, that story did list some new warnings I'd
never seen before such as the fact that a mere ounce
of sunflower seeds has 175 calories. It also had some
salad bar warnings, and at the top of that list is egg salad
at 345 calories for just four ounces. At the bottom was
a no-dressing mixed-greens salad that delivers only 35
calories per cup.
But what really got me was a story on the next page
headed: 'Take childhood obesity seriously. "It said that
the basic responsibility for stopping that trend for kids
getting plumper begins like charity at home.
That advice gave me a change of thought because
during all these adult years of fighting my expansion I've
been blaming myself. Now I've been made to realize that
the fault really belongs to my own dear mother. It was she
who insisted that my brother and sister and myself "clean
our plates" at every meal, and full plates they were.
Because I was much younger than those other two,
they took the opportunity to cheat at every meal by
pushing stuff from their plates onto mine every time
my mom turned around. That triple dish-cleaning still
shows on me.
That same lady packed a school lunch far more
interesting and abs-expanding than anything school
lunch rooms serve now.
She also promised me one of those chocolate sand-
wich cookies every time I was a good boy. And believe
me, I was an angel. There was always a bedtime snack,
too, if I did my homework. Then, also near home, was
the Good Humor man. And, because there was no
school bus back then, we had a chance to stop at Dairy
Queen on the way home.
Today's kids don't have those chances, so they just
go home and sit at the computer playing games and
snacking, although I've never seen any of the grand-
children snacking on egg salad, thank heaven.
Anyway, my whole point in bringing up reacting
to that article that says we have to thin down our kids
is that I hope today's moms don't take it too seriously.
That's because I can't help but notice that if the current
school kids, each with that giant backpack, get too thin,
we'll wind up with a collection of humpbacks.
In the Jan. 22,1997, issue of
The Islander, headlines announced:
The Anna Maria Fire Commission was under
investigation by the Manatee County Sheriff's Office
for a possible violation of Florida's Government-In-The
Sunshine Law after district resident Karen Leek com-
plained that the commission held a meeting on a differ-
ent date than advertised. Fire Chief Andy Price said a
mistake was made in the date when the announcement
was published in a local newspaper.
Holmes Beach City Commissioner Carol Whit-
more said the commission would discuss several
options to stem the controversy between the Privateers
and Mayor Bob VanWagoner over the location of the
organization's boat-float. VanWagoner had written a
letter to the Privateers stating that the current location
of the float violated a city code.
A tree-trimming company hired by a Bean Point
property owner was issued four parking tickets after
company trucks drove over plants and sand dunes on
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START presses in, carries on with red tide fight
By Lisa Neff
The dozens who gathered last week to support
Solutions To Avoid Red Tide celebrated the oceans'
bounty as they shared concerns of the scourge of the
The bounty celebrated was the seafood the chefs
from area restaurants served the attendees at START's
Oceanfest, held at Mote Marine Laboratory's Immer-
sion Theater and courtyard Jan. 18.
The scourge Oceanfest attendees skewered is Kar-
enia brevis, the organism responsible for the red tide
that periodically plagues Florida's Gulf Coast.
"I'm very concerned about the whole red tide
issue," said START member Caroll Michels, of Sara-
sota. "It's very disturbing."
Oceanfest provided an opportunity for START
leaders and scientists to update members on the orga-
nization's work on red tide research and response and to
raise money for a documentary film about that work.
Welcoming attendees in Mote's Immersion Theater,
Sandy Gilbert, president of START's Manasota chapter,
said, "This is START's largest audience."
Restaurateur Ed Chiles, START's chairman,
announced a plaque for state Sen. Lisa Carlton, whose
"door has always been open to us" and who lobbied for
funding for red tide work. Because she was in Tallahas-
see for a special session of the Legislature, Carlton did
not attend the event.
Chiles also presented retired Major Gen. James
Patterson with a plaque and honored him for starting
Chiles called Patterson, a START founder, the
"nexus of this organization."
The chairman recalled that more than a decade
ago the area suffered a red tide strike that lasted 11
months and 22 days. "It almost put me out of busi-
ness," Chiles said, referring to his three waterfront
Patterson brought a group together to determine
what, if anything, was being done about red tide.
"After that meeting, START started," Chiles said,
adding that in the early days "we could have had a
General James Patterson, left, and Ed Chiles share a moment after Chiles presented Patterson with a plaque
thanking Patterson for his role in growing START Solutions To Avoid Red Tide. Without Patterson there
would be no START and possibly no campaign against red tide, Chiles said during START's Oceanfest event at
Mote Marine Laboratory Jan. 18. Chiles is START's chairman. Pictured at far left is Dr. Barbara Kirkpatrick, a
senior scientist with Mote Marine Laboratory. Islander Photos: Lisa Neff
START meeting in a phone booth."
Patterson, accepting his plaque, said, "It was all
Chiles noted that in 1996, when START began,
the state's investment in red tide research amounted to
Today, Chiles said, there's a $4 million grant to
examine nutrients and red tide. An additional $1 million
in funding is available for research into controlling and
mitigating red tide.
Chiles went on to outline START's work along
with other organizations, especially Mote. Projects
include clay flocculation and ozone experiments
to see if red tide can be countered; research into
the question of whether nutrient runoff feeds red
tide; and a campaign to inform people about beach
Chiles said perhaps the most useful program for the
public is the monitoring of red tide, which "provides
real time information" about where red tide is and is
Mote senior scientist Barbara Kirkpatrick also dis-
cussed monitoring efforts.
Last week, Kirkpatrick said, lifeguards at Coquina
and Manatee public beaches were given Blackberry
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Internet about beach conditions and to connect to a
telephone hotline. Lifeguards in Sarasota have already
been using the devices for some time.
Susan Sember presented one of the evening's high-
lights, an eight-minute preview of "Guardians of the
Gulf," a high-definition documentary film she's produc-
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Before the lights in the theater dimmed, Sember
Chef Darrell Mizell of the Sun House Restaurant in
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So what's down there?
By Paul Roat
Moving about as slowly as the canals are silt-
ing, Bradenton Beach officials appear to be oozing
their way toward dredging the city's two canals.
The bayside canals, both in the 2100 block off
Avenue A, have been slowly and consistently filling
with silt since the last dredging in the late 1960s.
Residents have complained of lack of navigation
and odor from the sediment-filled canals for years.
And it's taken years to work through the pro-
cess to dredge the pair of basins. The canals boast
11 homes, as well as a strip of mangroves along
the southernmost canal that borders Runaway Bay
condominiums, but is not owned by the condos.
According to Walter Smith of Lynn
Townsend and Associates Engineering, which
is doing the specifications on the project, dredg-
ing will scour out a channel in the middle of
the canals about 3 feet in width, which should
protect the seawalls and any marine life grow-
ing on the sides of the canals. The length of the
channel will depend on the scope of work the
as-yet-undetermined contractor quotes for the
project. Funding for the dredging, $88,000, has
been earmarked through a grant from the West
Coast Inland Navigation District.
said, "It's so much more than a film."
The preview contained dialogue from activists, sci-
entists and local business people, along with familiar
images of the Gulf coast. It carried the message that red
tide is harmful not just to the health and security of the
environment, the residents and businesses on the Gulf
coast, but to the entire country.
"What a tool this is going to be," said Chiles, adding
that START has invested about $47,000 in the project
and needs about $60,000 more.
After the presentation, Mote hosts opened the doors
at the rear of the theater for Oceanfest attendees to enter
the courtyard, where linen-draped tables were filled
However, the exact composition of the mate-
rial that fills the canals is in question, which was in
fact the question city commissioners pondered last
week in the face of an additional $6,500 expense
for borings samples of the muck.
After much discussion, it was determined that
the geo-technical services of a contractor should
be attained to attack the muck and find out if it is
harmful, harmless or simply smelly. The results
are expected in about three months and, if city
approval is granted, dredging could commence by
Another aspect commissioners need to slide
through on the project is what to do with and where
to put the dredge material. Smith estimated 2,200
cubic yards of spoil needs to be drained and dried
somewhere. Original proposals called for the mate-
rial to be stockpiled at Herb Dolan North Park, but
the quantity is such that the park site is too small
for the muck.
Current plans include barging the spoil to
northern Coquina Beach on the bayside, where
it is hoped it could be used as fill for a long-stand-
ing sought-after park-and-ride lot for motorists
who want to utilize the trolley, or for workers in
with restaurant specialities.
Diners sampled grouper tacos, seafood gumbo, sea-
food lasagna, seafood bisque, crab salad, baked salmon,
crab cakes, seared snapper and key lime pie.
Participating restaurants and food services included
the Sun House Restaurant, Pattigeorges, Harry's Con-
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Living up to its tradition of early sell-out, the
Extravaganza and Casino Night of the Rotary Club of
Anna Maria Island is just about out of tickets.
Only a dozen or so of 250 tickets remained early in
the week, so about the only hope for latecomers is the
few tickets turned back by people who unexpectedly
"Call me (448-5500) to see if there are any left,"
said Barry Gould, chairman of the event. "Or visit the
Island Florist (5312 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach). But
don't be surprised if you have to miss out on the big
party by being late." The tickets are $60 each.
Extravaganza and Casino Night will be Saturday,
Jan. 27, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor
Drive, Holmes Beach, starting at 6 p.m.
In addition to dancing to the RPM Band, food by
Ezra and Sandbar restaurants, open bar and casino
tables, there is a raft of special prizes and auction items
provided through corporate sponsors. First and fore-
most among them is AMSouth Bank, with a $5,000
A vacation in Hawaii will be raffled, a one-week
stay in a large hillside villa on the north shore of Kauai,
Hawaii. Tickets for this raffle are $100, and only 50
will be sold; they are available from any Rotarian or
at Island Florist. The villa is being donated by Island
Rotarians Win and Patti Bishop.
Another vacation will come with the door prize,
three days at the Beach House Resort in Bradenton
Beach, donated by Deborah Brooks and Ted Schlegel
of Anna Maria.
It is vacation night, with many vacation packages
and a Caribbean cruise on HollandAmerican Lines, all
to be sold at live auctions during the evening.
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By Lisa Neff
The Holmes Beach Code Enforcement Board ruled
Jan. 18 that a property owner's dog kennel creates a
nuisance and was built without a permit.
The board, after a hearing lasting more than two
hours, gave Mohamad Waliagha until Feb. 14 to cor-
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During the hearing last week at city hall, Holmes
Beach code enforcement officer Nancy Hall identified
several basic problems at the property for the board to
First, she said, the covered pen met the city's defi-
nition of a building but Waliagha lacked a building
Second, she said, a blue tarp on the roof created a
nuisance that impacted a neighbor's property.
Third, she said, the odor of dog urine and feces also
created a nuisance.
"There was a strong odor," said Hall, who, lacking
permission from Waliagha, observed the property from
a neighbor's yard.
Hall first looked into a complaint about the kennel
in May 2005 and issued Waliagha a notice of violation
on July 26, 2005. But additional action was delayed
until last fall, when another notice was sent to Waliagha
on Nov. 2.
"This case was placed in abeyance" to deal with
other matters involving Waliagha, Hall said.
Hall testified before the board, followed by neigh-
bor Chuck Potter, who said he was reluctant to com-
plain but that "the fecal odor, when the humidity is
high, it'll make you sick to your stomach."
Also, Potter said, "if you are sitting on the back
porch you are staring at a dog kennel."
Potter said he talked with Waliagha about "30 or
40 times" over the past five years and "did everything
I could" to avoid involving the city.
Waliagha, during his testimony, said there were
about eight conversations with Potter and that he too
sought to be a good neighbor.
Waliagha's attorney, Jack Hawkins, questioned
both Hall and Potter about their opinion of Waliagha,
suggesting both personally dislike the man and that
factored into the complaint against him.
"You don't like Mr. Waliagha, do you?" Hawkins
"Sure I do," Potter replied.
Hawkins continued, saying Potter disliked his
neighbor because Waliagha turned down a bid on his
Next Hawkins asked Hall, "Ms. Hall, you don't
like Mr. Waliagha do you? You would like to cite Mr.
Waliagha for everything you can think of. Isn't that
Hall replied that she had no opinion of the property
owner. She said she was concerned with enforcing the
The city attorney objected to the line of questioning.
Then board chairman Charles Stealey asked Hawkins
to refrain from such questions, calling the tactic inap-
propriate and saying the board was assembled to look
at the facts.
Hawkins then asked Hall why, if the odor was so
bad in May 2005, action was delayed until November
Hall repeated that the case was placed in abeyance
pending another case involving Waliagha.
Waliagha testified that the fence and slab were cre-
ated 10 years ago, when his home was built.
He said the pen existed before the city issued a certifi-
cate of occupancy. "It's the same old fence," Waliagha
said. "It was there from day one."
He said he added the plastic sheet to shelter the
dogs from sun and rain.
Waliagha, during the hearing, agreed to remove
the roof and tarp on the pen and said he would be more
vigilant about keeping the area odor-free.
"I'm trying," Waliagha said. "I'll do my best."
After a lengthy review, the board voted unani-
mously to find Waliagha in violation, ruling that he
lacked a permit for the kennel and that the tarp and odor
Waliagha reaffirmed after the hearing that he would
remedy the situation, including meeting a Feb. 14 dead-
line to seek a permit to keep the fence.
If the deadline passes without compliance, Wali-
agha could face a fine of $250 per day.
Island pipe organ
recital Sunday at
Gloria Dei Church
Two toccatas and two fugues by Johan Sebastian
Bach will be the featured music of an organ recital
Sunday, Jan. 28, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Gloria Dei has the only pipe organ on the Island,
and its master, Carl Parks, will play the free recital
starting at 3 p.m. He will play the toccata and fugue
that open Disney's movie "Fantasia," plus two other,
lesser-known pieces. Works by other composers will
round out the program.
Parks traced the history of the church's pipe organ,
saying it is "amazingly capable of playing literature
that was written for much larger instruments in bigger
When the church was built, he noted, Gloria Dei
bought a small pipe organ that was less expensive than
an electronic instrument, and it was built to last the life
of the building. "So instead of having to replace it every
few years, the church has been able to invest in updates
Now, with nearly 700 pipes, "many large works
actually come across very well on it, without distortion
and with a good variety of tonal colors." The difference
between a pipe organ and an electronic one, he said,
is the difference between attending a live symphony
performance and listening to a recording.
Additional information may be obtained by phon-
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Two of the top runnersfrom Stewart Elementary
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finish line at AME. Nine-year-old Chris Lehman and
10-year-old Nick Rodhous were split-seconds apart,
finishing the Dolphin Dash in 23 minutes, 15 sec-
onds. Islander Photo: Diana Bogan
Annie Walter, an AME kindergartner, waited at the
finish line with bottles of water for Dolphin Dash
runners. Isander Photo: Diana Bogan
Barely big enough to fit into an Anna Maria Elemen-
tary School Dolphin Dash T-shirt, Thomas Heckler,
2, was the youngest participant to run across the
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The first Anna Maria Elementary School Dolphin
Dash Saturday, Jan. 20, was such a success, that event
coordinator Becky Walter said she's already planning
to do it again next year.
"The turn out was fabulous," said Walter. "I saw
some great running moments and people who came
together to cheer everyone on. We will definitely do
this again next year."
The Dolphin Dash drew 125 runners from the
surrounding area for a 5-kilometer run and an addi-
tional 50 people registered for a 1-mile fun run.
Registration cost $20 for adults and $10 for chil-
dren with the proceeds to the AME Parent-Teacher
"The focus of the event wasn't so much on bring-
ing in funds to purchase a specific item, but rather as a
means to promote fitness," said Walter.
Runners ranged in age from a 2-year-old toddler
to seniors in their mid-70s. Several AME families
participated in the race. Nearly 50 AME students par-
ticipated in weekly training practices and 30 students
earned AME Dolphin Dash shoelaces by completing
12 practice miles before race day.
The 5-k race took runners from the school across
Gulf Drive to the Holmes Beach Post Office utilizing
side streets. The route again crossed Gulf Drive to con-
tinue on Holmes Boulevard to 75th Street and doubled
back to the school along the same path.
The overall winner of the 5-k race was Mickey
Hooke, a running coach and trainer. He finished in 16
minutes, 54 seconds. Not far behind was the first female
to cross the finish line, Melanie Peters, who came in at
The first kids to cross the line were third- and
fourth-graders Chris Lehman and Nick Rodhous from
Stewart Elementary School. They are both members
of Stewart's running club and finished within a split-
second of each other at 23:15.
Several members of the Bradenton Runners Club
not only participated in the race but also helped coor-
dinate the event. Helping with the race route was Tom
Winner of the 1-mile fun run was AME fourth-
grader Morgan Hackworth, who finished in less than 7
After the race, awards were distributed for first-
through third-place finishers in several age catego-
ries. Door prizes were provided by Dr. Mona Welch,
the Anna Maria City Pier Restaurant, runnergirl.com
and RoadID. Champs sports stores donated goodie
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12 M JAN. 24, 2007 M THE ISLANDER
Wives leave husbands to shiver in 'Smell'
By Lisa Neff
Islander Theater Critic
"Smell of the Kill" presented a curious predicament
for the heavily coupled crowd to consider during the
Island Players performance Jan. 19.
What do three wives do when their aggravating
husbands accidentally get locked in a freezer?
Yes, that's the central question in playwright
Michele Lowe's "Smell of the Kill." The play was not
a hot comedy on the Great White Way, but it played to
a happily chuckling full house on Anna Maria Island.
The Island Players audience met three desperate
wives Nicky played by Carolyn Zaput, Molly played
by Diana Shoemaker and Debra played by Laurie Zim-
The audience also encountered, speaking only
behind the scene, the three much lesser halves- Jay
played by Mark Woodland, Danny played by Rick
Kopp and Marty played by Herb Stump.
The husbands, who go sight unseen until the
play's end, were holding one of their regular monthly
meetings to reminisce about their college days and
putt golf balls in the living room. Think sitcom guys.
Shouting from behind a closed door, they came across
loud, lazy, obnoxious, demanding, annoying, childish
The men shout to the kitchen, where their wives are
gathered to gab and gossip and, eventually, to reveal
their marital secrets of betrayal, abandonment, inde-
When Jay, Danny and Marty accidentally lock
themselves in a basement meat locker, Nicky, Molly
and Debra debate giving them the ultimate cold shoul-
"If we leave them down there, we're as bad as they
are," Zimmerman's Debra fretted.
"I have no problem with that," Shoemaker's Molly
replies and she comes across quite sincere.
The trio of women deliver inspired, strong comedic
performances that endear their characters to the audi-
ence. They consider murder, but they make it seem
more delicious than malicious.
Zaput's Nicky provides the first hint that life is not
all warm and fuzzy in her suburban Chicago home. Her
husband Jay may have been indicted for embezzlement
but, she said, "he is not going to prison ... because I'm
going to kill him." Zaput, the show's anchor, practically
spits her furious, hilarious dialogue.
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"Smell of the Kill" runs through Feb. 4 with perfor-
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at 2 p.m. at the Island Players Playhouse, 10009 Gulf
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The Island Players next production is "Drinking
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The box office opens 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-
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'Smell of the Kill' thrills, chills
"Smell of the Kill" features three wives, Laurie
Zimmerman, left, Carolyn Zaput taking aim over-
head, top, and Diana Shoemaker on stage. Offstage
throughout the play are husbands played by Mark
Woodland, Rick Kopp and Herb Stump. Islander
Photo: Bonner Joy
simple and sharp as she calculates how long it will take
for three men to freeze. "They're probably ice cream
by now," she speculates with a smile and a flash of doe
The character of Debra took the play's longest jour-
ney, from denial and vows of affection for her Marty to
brutal honesty about his serial cheating. Zimmerman
made the pain felt and the punishment a joy.
Kelly Wynn Woodland's direction of this 70-minute
play was smart, with perfect pacing from start to finish.
The husbands were written as sitcom characters, but
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Jennings vows to fight on for Congressional seat
By Lisa Neff
Twelve days after her Republican opponent took his
oath of office to serve in the U.S. House of Representa-
tives, Christine Jennings took an oath of her own.
"I will not stop until we get answers and our votes
count," the Democratic candidate pledged to the Anna
Maria Island Democratic Club Jan. 16. Jennings was
referring to her challenge of the November 2006 elec-
tion returns in the 13th Congressional District, which
includes Anna Maria Island.
There were about 18,000 "under votes" in Sarasota
County in the 13th District election, meaning about 1 in
8 people who cast ballots in the county didn't register
a vote in that race.
On Jan. 4, Buchanan was sworn in as the district's
representative with a lead of 369 votes.
"Mr. Buchanan was certified the lawful winner,"
said the congressman's communication's director, Sally
Tibbetts. "And he has already gone to work on behalf of
this district.... That is his primary purpose right now."
But Jennings 'campaign continues to maintain that
touch-screen voting machine malfunctions skewed the
During the meeting last week at the BeachHouse
Restaurant in Bradenton Beach, Jennings asked club
members to talk with friends and relatives about her
"It's very important," she said, urging Democrats
to emphasize that she's "not a sore loser" and that her
campaign raised concerns about the Sarasota County
balloting weeks before election day.
Despite several complaints about problems with
early voting, Jennings said "nothing happened" to cor-
rect the situation prior to or on election day.
Now the matter rests with the Florida courts and a
U.S. House committee.
In late December in Tallahassee, Circuit Judge Wil-
liam Gary ruled against Jennings'request for access to
the iVotronic hardware and software used in Sarasota
Democratic candidate Christine Jennings talks with
the Anna Maria Island Democratic Club about her
push for a revote in the 13th Congressional District.
The club met Jan. 16 at the BeachHouse Restaurant
in Bradenton Beach. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff
County, including the source code, saying her case con-
tained conjecture and speculation.
Tibbetts called Jennings'challenge regrettable and,
citing Gary's ruling, said, "her case has no merit."
Jennings'attorey, Kendall Coffey, said the circuit
judge set "an alarming precedent that a plaintiff must
present the evidence before it even has access to the
And Jennings, addressing the Island club last week,
said she's appealing the decision.
"We want answers," she said. "This is bigger than
this race now."
The matter is also under review by the U.S. House
Administrative Committee chaired by California Dem-
ocrat Juanita Millender-McDonald.
Millendeer-McDonald 's experience has prepared
her for the contentious atmosphere that develops when
an election is in dispute. While serving as ranking
member of the Committee on House Administration,
the congresswoman investigated widespread voting
irregularities and voter disenfranchisement and called
for a hearing in Ohio, the first election reform field
hearing in congressional history.
"It's a very powerful committee," Jennings said
A public "Revote Update" forum, hosted by Island
Democrats, is scheduled for 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday,
Jan. 26, at the BeachHouse.
In addition to discussing the unresolved election
dispute from 2006, Island Democrats explored politi-
cal issues for 2007 and 2008 with University of South
Florida professor Susan MacManus, specifically Demo-
crats'chances of winning the White House in 2008.
"Everything has to be viewed through the prism of
the '08 presidential election," MacManus said. "It will
be a monumental election."
And Florida, she said, will again be significant in
"Florida once again has captured its place as the
No. 1 battleground state," MacManus said, adding that
Ohio and Pennsylvania, previously battleground states,
are now painted Democratic blue.
What role might Island Democrats play in the
2008 race? For Democrats to win, party loyalists must
shore up support among three constituencies youth,
African-Americans and working women, MacManus
"My pick for one of the biggest issues in '08 -
healthcare," the professor added. "It cuts across every
single generation in a very personal manner."
The Island club usually meets the third Mon-
days January through May and September through
Key Royale women host 'Fore the Cure' Jan. 30
By Lisa Neff
"Fore!" is customarily a solitary warning shout
on the golf course, but on Jan. 30 people will gather
en mass at the Key Royale Club to shout "Fore the
The event at the club, 700 Key Royale Drive,
Holmes Beach, will raise money for breast cancer
research. Instead of paying to play on that Tuesday,
the women golfers at Key Royale and others who attend
will write checks to "Rally for the Cure."
The event will also feature a raffle of the "House
of Hope," a dollhouse donated by Margaret Schuller of
Schuller spent about nine years adding details to
each room, including working lights.
"It's just my hobby," she said of the miniature
Schuller's eldest sister, Lila, died in the summer of
2006 after a two-year fight with skin cancer.
"I just thought I would like to do something that
The women golfers of the Key Royale Club will host a
"Fore the Cure" event Jan. 30 that includes the raffle
of the "House of Hope." Islander Photo: Lisa Neff
would bring money in for cancer research," Schuller
said. "And I just decided I would like to donate my little
house in memory of my sister."
"For the Cure" will raise money to help the Susan
G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation finance cancer
research. According to the foundation, one woman is
diagnosed with breast cancer every three minutes and
one woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes
in the United States.
The foundation's "Race for the Cure" is the largest
series of 5-K runs/walks in the world involving more
than a million people in more than 100 races in the
United States. But the series involves more than the
races, it also involves hundreds of smaller, local events,
such as "Fore the Cure."
The American Cancer Society also sponsors a
series of events to raise money for cancer research and
prevention called "Relay for Life." The "Relay for Life
at Coquina Beach" takes place March 9-10 on the Gulf
side of the Bradenton Beach park.
For more information about "Fore the Cure," call
778-3312. For more information about the Komen
Breast Cancer Foundation, go to www.komen.org. To
learn about Relay for Life, go to www.cancer.org or
Island historical society plans eventful March
By Lisa Neff
The Anna Maria Island Historical Society is march-
ing forward with plans for a roaring March on the
During a meeting of the historical society board Jan.
19, members discussed plans for a number of events
in March, including Jazz Fest March 1 and March 15,
Heritage Day March 3, a membership luncheon March
14 and a yard sale March 24.
"It's a lot to do," said historical society executive
director Sissy Quinn.
The Jazz Fest, featuring the Gulf Drive Band, will
be on four Saturdays: Feb. 1, Feb. 15, March 1 and
March 15. Organizers said they scheduled the concerts
on the museum grounds at 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria,
to draw a more consistent crowd than last year.
The membership luncheon will take place March 14
at the BeachHouse Restaurant in Bradenton Beach.
Last year, Heritage Day took place on Pine Avenue,
with the city closing a section of the street for traffic.
Board members said they wanted to avoid that hassle
this year, as well as the cost of paying to police the
street. So their plan for March 3 involves hosting Heri-
tage Day on the museum grounds and, if Anna Maria
city officials approve, in the nearby city yard.
Instead of bringing in food vendors, the society will
sell hotdogs, barbecue and snacks from a "jail" conces-
sion and youth from the Anna Maria Island Community
Center will sell sodas and water.
Board members still want to invite artists to par-
ticipate, hoping they can showcase their work in the
shady park surrounding Belle Haven Cottage.
For the yard sale, board members hope to collect
donations of antiques, collectibles and junk but not
Board members and Quinn also discussed plans
to redo the floors in the museum retiling the bath-
room will start soon and refinishing the floors in the
museum sometime in the summer, after the heavy traf-
fic of season.
Other business included reports that:
Society member Ned Perkins donated $2,051
to the organization and Anna Maria City Commis-
sioner Jo Ann Mattick, the city's liaison to the society,
donated a Dell laptop computer. Mattick responded to
the society's wish for a laptop in The Islander's holiday
The historical society may soon be approved as
the recipient of a marker from the Manatee County
'The preliminary vote was yes," Quinn said, adding
that a second vote on the marker by the commission
also endorsed the Island group's application.
A third and final vote will be taken in the next
few weeks, she said. 'The marker is beautiful," Quinn
14 E JAN. 24, 2007 U THE ISLANDER
Commissioner raises concerns about city pier
By Rick Catlin
Anna Maria City Commissioner Chris Toilette has
some serious concerns about the maintenance at the
city pier and wants the city commission to take over
that responsibility from the current lease-holder, Mario
"Maintenance issues with the pier management
have been an on-going problem," Tollette maintained
at the Jan. 11 city commission meeting.
She said the term "maintenance" is not defined
in the current lease, which expires in 2010, and many
people have complained about garbage and grease
around the pier restaurant. Garbage has been "blow-
ing into the water and then coming ashore," she said,
and the stench is often unbearable.
In addition, Tollette claimed the dumpsters are not
kept clear and rodents are attracted to the area.
She also noted there is an ongoing issue between
Waste Management Inc. and pier management.
The city has $7,200 set aside in its current budget
for repairs and maintenance, but in the past, "those
monies set aside were used for other purposes."
Toilette also claimed that while bolt inspections
are done by request from public works director George
McKay and deck inspections performed monthly, no
one ever inspects the interior of the restaurant.
Bolt inspections should be done at least four times
a year and roof inspections should begin immediately
and be performed annually, she maintained. The roof
hasn't been inspected in seven years, Tollette said.
The commissioner also wanted city attorney Jim
Dye to review the lease agreement to determine if the
City pier back to the city?
Anna Maria City Commissioner Christine Toilette wants the city to take over maintenance of the city pier from
the current leaseholder to ensure the structure is maintained properly. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
city can assume the maintenance of the property and
increase the rent accordingly to offset any maintenance
Although the current lease requires Schoenfelder
to maintain the property to meet all municipal, county,
state and federal laws, that's not good enough, said
"Since the city owns the pier," said Toilette, "we
should be responsible for the maintenance.
'This is a win-win for our city. This is a major tour-
ist attraction which creates revenues for the city and
keeps us vital. It is an historical attraction much like
Belle Haven which we have so lovingly taken care of.
The city pier deserves the same care. We do not want
to be in the same positions as the City of Bradenton
Beach with a damaged pier, no tenant and no income
for well over a year."
Commissioners agreed to have Dye review the
lease and report back to the commission at its Febru-
Center plans February 'topping' party, November opening
By Rick Catlin
When the Anna Maria Island Community Center
board of directors first announced its expansion plans
in December 2001, the estimated cost of a new facility
was put at about $2.5 million.
Little did the board and executive director Pierrette
Kelly realize what they were taking on in raising that
Rising oil prices the past five years have corre-
spondingly increased construction costs to the point
where the original $2.5 million figure doubled to $5
million, forcing the Center board to re-evaluate its
"When we got the revised estimate of $5 million,
I thought at first 'we can't do this,'" said Kelly. But
the board, Kelly, the Center staff and the community
buckled down and negotiated the price down to $4.5
million, along with eliminating some of the proposed
features and additions in the new structure.
The board then came up with some financing from
Northern Trust Bank to continue the project, but even
after construction began, the Center was still faced with
a January payment deadline.
Thankfully, that deadline was met, said Kelly, but
the Center still needs another $1,037,000 to complete
"We really haven't taken the fundraising campaign
Islandwide," said Kelly, "but that's the next move start-
ing in February."
Fundraising measures could include people buying
commemorative benches, plaques or a tree at the Center,
or 'just about anything anyone wants to name," said
Kelly. Another idea being studied is "spare change"
cans at Island businesses.
The Center could probably borrow the $1 million
and change needed for completion, but "nobody wants
to borrow any more money," she added.
The Center will continue to seek grants and private
donations and Kelly is confident that once the campaign
goes Islandwide, all financial goals will be met.
"We' ve come this far and overcome so many obsta-
cles," said Kelly, that it's impossible not to succeed
with the effort.
Indeed. The board has scheduled a "topping off"
party Feb. 8 to celebrate completion of the highest part
of the new building's frame.
Following that, Kelly is hopeful that some services
could be in operation at the new facility by this summer.
She also noted that the soccer program might use the field
at Holmes Beach in addition to the field at the Center,
but there are no plans to move Little League baseball to
Holmes Beach. The ball field is being renovated and will
once again be used for baseball, she said.
"Some people have suggested we use Holmes Beach,
but that field doesn't have any lights," Kelly noted.
So, how optimistic is Kelly that the dream will
come true? "Pretty optimistic," she said with a smile.
The board has "optimistically" scheduled a grand
opening party for the new Center on Nov. 7, 2007.
"Make plans to be there," she said, adding in true
fundraising fashion that anyone wishing to donate to
the capital campaign for the new building or who has
a fundraising idea can call the Center at 778-1908.
District to regrade,
sod AME ballfield
Anna Maria Elementary School Principal Kathy
Hayes said that she has a commitment from Manatee
County School Superintendent Dr. Roger Dearing to
refurbish the school's ballfield.
Prior to the winter break, Hayes met with Dear-
ing to discuss the condition of the field, which has an
uneven playing surface. Hayes said maintenance staff
from the district evaluated the field and recommended
a three-step repair process.
Hayes said in the spring the school district will, at
its expense, bring in additional fill to regrade the field.
The grass there now will be killed off and the grounds
will either be re-seeded or sod will be added to give it
a better playing surface.
"The timeline for the project is early spring to coincide
with the growing season," said Hayes, who has recom-
mended that a Bermuda grass replace the existing Bahia
"My hope is that the ballfield will be ready for play
after students return from spring break," said Hayes.
THE ISLANDER 0 JAN. 24, 2007 0 15
Wedding pros publish Island guide, Web site
By Diana Bogan and Lisa Neff
Couples beginning the new year with a new ring
and plans to say "I do" can turn to a network of Island
professionals and their new guidebook.
Some 40 percent of engagements occur between
Christmas and Valentine's Day, according to a survey con-
ducted forwwwtheknot.com. Nearly 1 million couples will
begin their journey in wedding planning this month and
next. More than a few will journey to Anna Maria Island
to dip their toes in the Gulf after exchanging their vows.
"I would say that about 50 percent are destination
weddings," the Rev. Charlie Shook, of Anna Maria,
said of the Island wedding ceremonies he conducts.
To guide those planning weddings, the Anna Maria
Island Wedding Group formed and created wwwami-
weddings.com on the Internet and the Anna Maria
Island Wedding Guide in print.
The network consists of wedding professionals,
including Shook and Island photographer Jack Elka,
who played a pivotal role in organizing the group.
Members include accommodations, caterers and
restaurants, churches, entertainers, florists and other
retailers, designers, hairstylists, officiants, photogra-
phers, planners, publishers, spas and travel agents.
The group first came together last year to market
their Island destination. The members' first brain-
storming session led to the Web site, sponsored by The
Islander, and the guidebook.
The network printed 10,000 copies of the book, a
full-color publication packed with photographs.
Elka, who photographs four to five weddings each week
in the spring, said the Island is fast becoming "the wed-
ding capital of Florida."
Both the online and print publications contain the
resources for a couple or a professional planner -
to organize the rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception,
post-wedding brunch and honeymoon.
The network's publications seek to help with a
couple's creative concerns about color scheme, floral
arrangements, menu, attire, setting and style of ser-
Shook said the most common question he hears
from couples is "what kinds of ceremony do you rec-
lost want religious," he said. "More and more are
Artists guild installs officers
Artist Genevieve Alban, left, assisted by her grandson, Edward Novicky, right, installs the Artists Guild ofAnna
Maria Island's 2007 officers. The officers are president Shirley O'Day, second from left, first vice president
Joan Voyles, second vice president Karen Cunningham, recording secretary Jean Melczarek, corresponding
secretary Darlene Holbrook, treasurer Leslie Cash and assistant treasurer Penny Williams. Before the meeting,
author Jolie Bell gave a presentation on her "Poor Tugger" work. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, ELCA
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of a new
choosing the pouring of sand or the releasing of doves
to symbolize their union."
The network also seeks to help answer the legal
questions about blood tests, marriage certificates and
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will
distribute the book for the network, whose members
also belong to the chamber.
T his offers assurances to the wedding party that they
are dealing with credible service providers," Elka said.
Arts and crafts show here
Saturday and Sunday
Some 100 artists and artisans are expected at
the 11lth annual Anna Maria Island Arts and Crafts
Show Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 27 and 28, spon-
It will be from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days at
the field adjacent to Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801
Marina Drive. Admission and parking are free.
Signed up for participation are makers ofjew-
elry, clothing for children and adults, pottery, pho-
tographs, sculptures, paintings and other forms of
It will be a benefit for the Wildlife Education
and Rehabilitation Center of Bradenton Beach, and
representatives of the organization will be there to
discuss their work and show the wildlife being
Full information may be obtained by calling
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Free 'Food for Life' classes
expanded with second session
A second session is being added to the free "Food
for Life" cooking classes for cancer prevention and sur-
vival by the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
The added session will meet from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Friday, starting in February. A class already meeting
at 11:30 a.m. Friday is full. They meet at St. Ber-
nard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes
The Center said that people on plant-based diets
such as the "Food for Life" offers have "strikingly low
breast cancer rates," and when it does strike they also
have a better survival rate.
Those interested may register and receive more
information by calling 778-1908.
Creation, nature of mankind
topic of 'Inquiring Minds'
"Inquiring Minds" will begin its winter series of meet-
ings with studies of the creation and nature of humankind
with its meeting from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Jan. 30.
The session will be at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church,
6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. The opening study
in the free weekly series will be on the early chapters
"Inquiring Minds" is a study group inspired by All
Island Denominations, the multi-denominational orga-
nization of the Island's churches. Additional information
may be obtained by phoning 778-4579 or 792-1039.
Kiwanis Club young author
The Anna Maria Island Kiwanis Club will hear
from young author Matthew Boerner, 11, when mem-
bers meet Saturday at 8:30 a.m. for breakfast and fel-
lowship at Cafe on the Beach, Manatee Public Beach,
4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Boerner penned "Read, Write and Follow Your
The Island Kiwanis Club meets every Saturday
morning at the beachfront cafe. For more information,
call member Don Maloney, 778-4865, or access the
club's Web site is annamariakiwanis.org.
Anna Maria Power Squadron
barbecue coming Saturday
The seventh annual chicken barbecue of the Anna
Maria Power Squadron has been scheduled for noon to
3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27.
It will be at 1200 71st St. N.W, Bradenton. Carry-
outs will be available at the $6-per-plate event. Additional
information may be obtained by calling 778-8408.
Mmmm, mmmm good
Doc Walker of Holmes Beach looks forward to sitting down and enjoying his pancakes at the St. Bernard Cath-
olic Church Holy Name Society's breakfast Sunday. Serving Walker are, from left, pancake-makers Al Gunn,
Bill Barker, George Tooker and Fred Andrews. The next breakfast for the community at St. Bernard will be Jan.
28. Islander Photo: Nancy Ambrose
Author Chrisine Kling
on Mote fundraising program
Christine Kling will speak and sign copies of her
books at two fundraising events for Mote Marine Labo-
ratory at 2 and 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25.
The events will be in the Buchanan Room on the
third floor of the Mote building, 1600 Ken Thompson
Pkwy., Sarasota, on City Island off the south ramp of
the New Pass Bridge.
The author lives aboard a sailboat and has sailed
extensively about the world researching her books.
They feature a tugboat captain named Seychelle Sul-
livan, who is also an amateur sleuth.
Her books so far in the series are "Surface Ten-
sion," "Cross Current," "Bitter End" and "Wreckers
Key," the latter due out Feb. 27. Kling currently head-
quarters in Jamaica while working on the fifth in the
Tickets for the Friends of Mote Library-
sponsored event are available at Circle Books,
478 John Ringling Blvd. on St. Armands Circle;
Longboat Key Library, 555 Bay Isles Road; and
Reservations may be made by calling 388-4441 or
e-mailing libraryfriends@mote. org.
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at St. Bernard center
The annual winter card party sponsored by the
St. Bernard Women's Confraternity of Christian
Doctrine will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31.
It will be at the church's activity center, 248
S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. It will feature
cards, games and homemade desserts, said the
CCW, which added "bring your playing cards,
score pads or favorite board game."
Tickets at $10 are available after each mass
or by calling 778-4769.
Rotarians to hear about
orphanage in Haiti
The Rev. Ron Joseph, associate pastor of St. Ber-
nard Catholic Church, will tell the Rotary Club ofAnna
Maria Island about a Haitian orphanage when the club
meets at noon Tuesday, Jan. 30.
The orphanage is one of the priest's favorite projects.
The meeting will be the weekly luncheon of the club at the
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Charles 'Charlie' Harold Brown
Charles "Charlie" Harold Brown, 71, of Bradenton,
died Jan. 13.
Mr. Brown served in the U.S. Army. He was a
member of the Moose Lodge in Bradenton Beach and
past governor of Moose Lodge of EastAurora, N.Y. He
was a member of American Legion Kirby Stewart Post
No. 24, Bradenton.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Ameri-
can Legion Post, 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton. A
Celebration of Life will be held at 4 p.m. Jan. 27 at
VFW Post No. 10141, 420 67th St. W., Bradenton.
Memorial contributions may be made to Moffitt
Cancer Center, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa FL
He is survived by significant other Donna Mont-
gomery; daughter Barbara Tiller; sons Grant and David,
and 10 grandchildren.
James. D. Busterud
James D. Busterud, 88, of Longboat Key and
Aitkin, Minn., died Jan. 13.
Born in Minneapolis, Minn., Mr. Busterud was a
winter resident in Manatee County since 1989. He was
a retired engineer with Milwaukee Railroad. He was
There were no local services. Memorial contribu-
tions may be made to Tidewell Hospice and Palliative
Care, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238. Griffith-
Cline Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Gladys; six daughters; two
sons; three step-daughters; one step-son; a sister; 20
grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
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sponsored many youth sports teams at the former Anna
Maria Island Youth Center for many years. He served
in World War II as a U.S. Army staff sergeant. He was a
life member of VFW Post. No. 24, Bradenton. He was
a member of Ss. Peter and Paul The Apostles Catholic
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18 at the church. Memorial contributions may be made
to Ss. Peter and Paul The Apostles Catholic Church,
7850 75th St. W., Bradenton FL 34209. Brown and
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He is survived by wife of 65 years Beulah Maxine;
sons Dana and his wife Kelly of Myrtle Beach, Dale
and his wife Marie of Bradenton, and Joseph of Bridge-
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'Creationism vs. Evolution'
art exhibit on Longboat
A one-man exhibition of paintings and draw-
ings by Fernando Madridejos titled "Creationism
versus Evolution" will open Jan. 30 at the Longboat
Key Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat Drive S.
Born in Manila and painting there and in Hong
Kong, he moved to New York City in 1969 and to
Sarasota in 1998. He teaches painting and drawing
at the center. The exhibition will run through Feb.
27. Details are available at 383-2345.
A first-class promotion
West Manatee Fire and Rescue firefighter Mike Bugel
was promoted tofirefighterfirst class at the WMFR
district's Jan. 18 meeting and received congratula-
tions from his wife Toni, pictured with him, and
WMFR Chief Andy Price. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
WMFR ceremony Feb. 1
The West Manatee Fire and Rescue will hold a
"wetting down" ceremony at 8 a.m. Feb. 1 for a new
truck the district recently purchased. The ceremony will
take place at the district's Station No. 2 on 66th Street
In other WMFR news, Chief Andy Price reported
that all the legal paperwork to implement an increase in
impact fees for new construction in the district has been
filed in Tallahassee. Following a 30-day notice period,
legislation to effect the increase will be introduced in
the Florida Legislature by state Rep. Bill Galvano.
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Marcia is 'mary'
Marcia O'Brien has returned to her
native Anna Maria Island after a career
in education and recently became an
independent beauty consultant for Mary
While she has a booth at Essence
of Time at 5306 Holmes Blvd., Holmes
Beach, Marcia is also available for pri-
vate counseling and beauty sessions.
Her specialties include products
and advice on skin and nails, body care,
color cosmetics, fragrances, sun pro-
tection and just about all cosmetic and
For more information on her ser-
vices, call 778-3728, e-mail her at mar-
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'J' and 'J' are
Justin Hissong and Josh Miller
grew up in the construction and home
South 1s up
The Holmes Beach branch ofAmSouth bank is nearly finished and bank officials
kept their word by designing and decorating the structure with an Island flavor.
The standard AmSouth branch bank motif is red brick colonial. Islander Photo:
repair industry as both of their fathers
were contractors and builders.
It was only natural that after five
years of working for dad or other com-
panies, the two would get together and
form J & J Handymen services for all
home repairs and improvements.
"Our motto is that no job is too big
or too small," said Josh.
"We're available for all home
repairs. Because of our experience, we
can handle tile, bathrooms, kitchens,
plumbing, dry wall and just about any
repair people need," he said.
Also, because of their experience,
the two are able to give quality estimates
and all work is guaranteed. In addition,
emergency service is available, includ-
The two men have had several recent
contracts on the Island and word of their
expertise is spreading.
"We've gotten pretty busy on the
Island lately. We really like working out
here. The people are very friendly," said
For more information, call 773-5798
Island real estate
233 Gladiolus St., Anna Maria, a
3,328 sfla 4,279 sfur 3bed/2bath canal-
front pool home built in 1979 on a77x100
lot was sold 12/28/06, McCartney to
Rossi for $540,000; list $725,000.
230 Lakeview Drive, Anna Maria, a
1,424 sfla / 2,132 sfur 3bed/2bath/llcar
canalfront home built in 1969 on a 89x90
lot was sold 12/28/06, Burnett to Bailey
for $539,000; list $579,000.
7000 Gulf Drive, Unit 107, Tiffany
Place, Holmes Beach, a 1,259 sfla /
1,395 sfur 2bed/2bath Gulfview condo
built in 1978 was sold 01/05/07, Bundy
to Cini for $560,000; list $599,000.
Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at
Gulf-Bay Realty ofAnna Maria, can be
reached at Gulf-Bay (941) 778-7244.
Current Island real estate transactions
may also be viewed online at www.
islander.org. Copyright 2007.
Featured sale: A Tifjany Place condo at
7000 GulfDrive, Holmes Beach, sold in
June 1997for $175,000 and in January
2007for $560,000, an increase of220
percent. The costper square foot is $444.
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10:30 p.m., with approximately 20-minute intervals at all
75 stops up to 9 p.m., and 30-minute intervals from 9-
10:30 p.m. It starts at both ends of the Island at 6 a.m.,
from Coquina Beach and from the Anna Maria City Pier.
Northbound the trolley runs Gulf Drive to Marina/Palm
Drive in Holmes Beach, merging back to Gulf Drive in
Anna Maria. It runs from Gulf Drive to the city pier along
Pine Avenue, where it turns around.
Southbound it runs Gulf Drive all the way from Anna
Maria City Hall to Coquina Beach.
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AME ready for principal transition
By Diana Bogan
Tom Levengood made his first official visit to Anna
Maria Elementary School following the announcement
of his appointment as the school's new principal.
Levengood met with members of the AME School
Advisory Committee Jan. 16. The group is made up of
AME staff, parents and business partners.
Levengood shared with them his excitement about
his new position, saying that as principal at Bayshore
Elementary for more than 12 years, he was ready for a
change. Levengood told SAC that Superintendent Dr.
Roger Dearing had encouraged Manatee County princi-
pals with at least 10 years experience at a single school
to consider a post at one of several new schools being
built within the district.
"I'm not willing to drive out to Pope Road or Fort
Hammer Road everyday, so when I found out Kathy
[Hayes] was leaving Anna Maria, I thought it was a
good time to make a move," Levengood said.
"Besides, my wife can attest to the fact that I live
out on the beach weekends."
Levengood was the only principal to apply for a
transfer, and Dearing told The Islander that, "Tom is
a very caring and dedicated educator who has worked
decades in this county. He knows the communities as
well as being very familiar with our district policies
and procedures. Tom has outstanding character, and is
great at reaching consensus with his staff. His parents
love him and he has created tremendous community
support for his school.
"These are just a few of the many reasons," Dearing
said, "why I transferred Tom to be principal at Anna
Levengood told SAC members that he is family-
oriented and welcomes community support. He noted
that he was surprised at how many staff members and
parents he already knew at AME.
Apart from his wife, Becky, who is the school's
part-time reading coach, Levengood has worked with
teachers Maureen Loveland and Kathy Granstad. AME
parent Maggie Cucci was Levengood's intern when he
taught first-grade at Palma Sola Elementary and he later
hired her for a position at Moody Elementary.
Levengood noted that the district may not allow his
wife to continue her position at AME next year due to a
perceived conflict of interest, but a final determination
has not been made.
"I did talk to Becky before I applied," said Leven-
good, "and we agreed. We've been married almost 33
years and if she had said no I wouldn't have applied
for the job."
Shannon Dell, AME's Parent-Teacher Organiza-
tion president, offered to help plan a "meet and greet"
for the community in early February. And Levengood
Tom Levengood met
with School Advisory
Michael Pierce and
other members of the
team who will help
him make his transi-
tion from Bayshore
Elementary to Anna
where he begins
work Feb. 1. Islander
Photo: Diana Bogan
plans to visit each classroom with Hayes prior to her
departure in order to meet students and help make the
transition a smooth process for them.
In other matters, the SAC received updates on a
few outstanding business items, including a report from
Dell that the sunshades for the covered play area have
been installed and that additional shades have been
ordered to cover the playground equipment.
A storage "pod" that had been used for physical
education equipment will be removed. The pod was
utilized while the storage closet attached to the pavilion
underwent repairs. An additional storage shed for PE
and playground equipment has been purchased with
The next SAC meeting will be held in the media
center at 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12.
Volunteers sought for AME Spring Fling
By Diana Bogan
The Anna Maria Elementary School Parent-Teacher
Organization is seeking volunteers for its annual Spring
Fling dinner/dance in order for it to be a successful
Each year proceeds are utilized to purchase items to
enhance education at AME, such as the school's mobile
computer station comprised of laptop computers, read-
ing books for the media center and science equipment
for all grade levels.
A major portion of funds are generated through
a silent auction of items donated by local businesses,
art projects created by students and gift baskets put
together by each classroom. Coordinating and setting
up the silent auction is a critical job that has not been
filled, said Joy Murphy, one of the event co-chairs.
This year the PTO decided to re-organize and des-
ignate three co-chairs to oversee the auction, food and
Murphy said that there is a silent auction sub-com-
mittee in place, but no one to oversee the committee.
The committee chair would not be responsible for solic-
iting auction items, rather that person would be respon-
sible for making sure donations are grouped, make the
auction lists and bid sheets and keep track of items as
sub-committee members collect them.
Murphy said without an auction, the spring fling
committee is facing a $1,200 shortfall in proceeds.
Murphy adds that there is a support system in place
for anyone willing to step up and take on the job. With
the division of work, responsibilities of each co-chair
arise at different times during the event planning, so
there is always someone to help out as needed.
Volunteers are also needed to handle public rela-
tions and publishing the event program.
School choice application period begins Jan. 29
By Diana Bogan
Parents who want to send their child to a school
other than the one to which they are assigned by the dis-
trict for the 2007-08 school year need to apply during
the School Choice Open Enrollment Period, which runs
from Monday, Jan. 29, to Friday, Feb. 16.
This is the only time during the year when par-
ents can apply to have their child attend another school
without giving a specified reason for the move. School
Choice applications are available at school sites, or
online at www.manateeschools.net by clicking on the
quick-link titled "School Choice," or at the Manatee
County School Districts Parent Information Center,
located at 234 Manatee Ave. E., Bradenton.
Approval of School Choice applications are subject
to enrollment capacities and other demographic criteria.
Choice options for elementary students are limited to
schools within a specific geographical cluster, and to a
specific geographical region for middle school students.
High school students can use School Choice to attend any
high school; however, a student cannot choice to another
school once they have completed the ninth-grade.
For the first time this year, the Kindergarten
School Choice period will be held at the same time as
the School Choice period for other grade levels and
schools. In the past, a separate period was scheduled
in May for parents of kindergarten students.
Students who are currently attending a school
through the School Choice program need not apply to
remain at the same school.
Applications will be considered based on school
capacity and the student's proximity to the school.
Completing an application form does not guarantee
assignment to the school.
For further information on School Choice, contact
the Parent Information Center at 708-4971.
Registration open for course
in interior design
The Anna Maria Island Community Center has
begun registration for a course in interior design, taught
by Bettina Sego, who will lead the course through
design of a participant's room.
It is a four-week course from Feb. 15 through March 8.
It will meet at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor
Drive, Holmes Beach. Details are available at 778-1908.
This year's event is scheduled for May 12 at St. Bernard
Catholic Church and the party theme is "Beach Bash."
It's an easy and inexpensive theme to put together,
said Murphy, and surf themed parties tend to draw a good
crowd. Tickets will remain priced at $35 per person and
entertainment will revolve around the theme. Ideas include
recruiting disc jockeys and building sandcastle displays.
Committee members plan to solicit input from
teachers and parents regarding items to purchase with
event proceeds. Murphy suggested the committee con-
sider purchasing items that can be utilized to study the
bay environment and suggested there might be support
for creating an eco-lab by the bay.
The next Spring Fling meeting will be held early
next month. A date has not yet been set.
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Monday, Jan. 29
Breakfast: Pancake on a Stick, Super Donut, Toast,
Lunch: Chicken Tenders or Shrimp Poppers,
Steamed Carrots, Fruit Cocktail, Juice Bar
Tuesday, Jan. 30
Breakfast: Chicken Patty on Biscuit, Cereal, Toast,
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, Fruit
Lunch: Macaroni and Cheese or Fish Nuggets, Roll,
Green Beans, Peaches
Wednesday, Jan. 31
Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza, Yogurt, Cereal, Toast,
Lunch: Popcorn Chicken or Sloppy Joe Sandwich,
Curly Fries, Salad, Cinnamon Applesauce
Thursday, Feb. 1
Breakfast: French Toast Sticks, Cereal, Toast,
Lunch: Breaded Chicken Pieces or Mini Corn Dogs,
Broccoli with Cheese Sauce, Chips, Fruit
Friday, Feb. 2
Breakiasl: Cinnamon Roll, Graham Crackers,
Cereal, Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Pizza or Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Corn,
Mandarin Oranges, Fruit Cup
Juice and milk are served with every meal.
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Wednesday, Jan. 24
9:30a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Diana Kelly teaches sewing, embroidery and
quilting at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Local artist Glen LeFevre teaches a garden
stepping-stone class for the Anna Maria Island Community Center at St.
Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
778-1908. Fee applies.
5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
hosts a business card exchange at the Anna Maria Island Historical Society
Museum, 402 Pine Ave.,Anna Maria. Information: 778-1541.
6 p.m. "It's Not Your Grandma's Bingo" fundraiser with wine and
dinner, Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat Drive S., Longboat
Key. Information: 383-2345. Fee applies.
7 p.m. A gospel meeting continues through Jan. 26 at the Cortez
Church of Christ, 12111 45th Ave. W., Cortez. Information: www.cortez-
Thursday, Jan. 25
9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. The Anna Maria Island Art League hosts a yoga
class, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Fun Festival takes place at Water's Edge of
Bradenton, a senior retirement community, 3132 21st Lane W, Bradenton.
Noon Longboat-Lido-St. Armands Keys Chamber of Commerce
holds a "nooner" networking lunch, Fred's Restaurant, 1917 Osprey Ave.,
Sarasota. Information: 941-383-2466. Fee applies.
2 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Friends of Mote Marine Library sponsor the
Mystery Authors with a Florida Connection program, Mote Marine Labo-
ratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy. Information: 388-4441, ext. 333, and
7p.m. Bingo gets called at the Annie Silver Community Center,
corner of 23rd Street and Avenue C, Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-
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Friday, Jan. 26
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Anna Maria Island Art League hosts a work-
shop with Doug Land on learning to draw your pet at the league studio, 5312
Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Larry Auerbach offers instruction in bridge
play through the Anna Maria Island Community Center at the Volunteer
Fire Hall, 201 Second St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-1908. Fee
10:30 a.m. to noon Line dancing sponsored by the Anna Maria Com-
munity Center takes place at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor
Drive. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Anna Maria Island Community Center hosts
a Food for Life cooking session, "Antioxidants and Phytochemicals," at St.
Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. -A public "Revote Update" forum takes place
with 2006 Democratic congressional candidate Christine Jennings at the
BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information:
Saturday, Jan. 27
8:30 a.m. The Anna Maria Island Kiwanis Club will hear speaker
Matthew Boerner, 11, book author, when it meets at Cafe on the Beach,
Manatee Public Beach. Information: www.annamariakiwanis.org.
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Manatee County Utilities Operations Department
and the Island cities provide residents with a household hazardous waste
and e-scrap collection, Coquina Beach, Gulf side parking lot. Information:
9:30 a.m. to 10: 30 a.m. The Pilates class sponsored by the Anna
Maria Island Community Center takes place outdoors at the BeachHouse
Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-1908.
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The 11th annual Anna Maria Island Arts and
Crafts Show takes place today and Jan. 28 at the Holmes Beach City Hall
field off Marina Drive. Information: 379-0951.
7p.m.: The Sandpiper Women's Club holds its annual Penny Sale,
which benefits the Anna Maria Island Privateers scholarship fund, at the
Sandpiper clubhouse, 2601 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The St. Armands Art Festival of arts and crafts,
music and food, takes place in the circle. Information: www.artfestival.com
Noon to 3 p.m. The Anna Maria Island Power Squadron holds its
seventh annual chicken barbecue at 1200 71st St. N.W, Bradenton. Informa-
6p.m. The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island presents its fifth annual
Extravaganza and Casino Night, St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 746-7517. Fee applies.
Sunday, Jan. 28
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The St. Armands Art Festival of arts and crafts,
music and food, takes place in the circle. Information: www.artfestival.com
3 p.m. Carl Parks, Gloria Dei choir director and organist, performs
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7 p.m. All Island Denominations holds a community celebration
marking 25 years of unity, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-0414.
Monday, Jan. 29
9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. The Anna Maria Island Art League hosts a
yoga class, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee
4 p.m. Mote Marine Laboratory hosts a Monday@Mote program
featuring Kevan Main of the Center forAquaculture Research and Develop-
ment, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 941-388-4441,
6p.m. to 7p.m. Manatee County Government hosts an educational
forum on applying for up to $2,500 through the Neighborhood Enhancement
Grant Program, Manatee County South County Library, 6081 26th St. W,
Bradenton. Information: 749-3070.
7 p.m. Mote Marine Laboratory hosts a special lecture, "Triumph and
Tragedy: The First Manned Dives to the Wreck of the German Battleship Bismarck,"
1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 941-388-4441.
Noon Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meets with guest speaker
the Rev. Ron Joseph of St. Bernard Catholic Church at the BeachHouse
Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 350-4326.
4 p.m. to 5:30p.m. "Inquiring Minds," a study group inspired by All
Island Denominations, meets at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 792-1039.
6p.m. to 7p.m. Manatee County Government hosts an educational
forum on applying for up to $2,500 through the Neighborhood Enhancement
Grant Program, Manatee County Braden River Library, 4915 53rd Ave. E.,
Bradenton. Information: 749-3070.
7 p.m. to 8 p.m. -Bradenton Prep hosts an open house for students
and parents at the school, 7900 40th Ave. W., Bradenton. Information:
Wednesday, Jan. 31
8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Longboat-Lido-St. Armands Keys Chamber of Com-
merce hosts a coffee connection, chamber office, 6960 Gulf of Mexico Drive,
Longboat Key. Information: 383-2466.
9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Diana Kelly teaches sewing, embroidery and
quilting at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
1 p.m. The annual Winter Card Party presented by the St. Bernard
Guild takes place in the church's activity center, 248 S. Harbor Drive. Infor-
The Island Players present "Smell of the Kill" through Feb. 4 at 8
p.m. Tuesday through Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sunday, 10009 Gulf Drive.
"Thoroughly Modern Millie" at the Manatee Players Riverfront Theatre,
102 Old Main St., Bradenton, through Jan. 28. Information: 748-5875.
Art by Peggy Potter at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5413 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, through Jan. 31.
James Pay Exhibit at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes
Blvd., Holmes Beach, through Feb. 2. Information: 778-2099.
Dr. Kenneth Alonso discusses Christian mystics in "The Way of the
Heart," 7 p.m. Monday through March 26 at St. Bernard Catholic Church,
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Anna Maria City
Jan. 14, 500 block Magnolia Avenue, burglary.
The complainant said she saw someone near her car at
her house, confronted him, and he fled. Missing was
approximately $5 in change from the vehicle.
Jan. 13, 2600 Gulf Drive, stolen tag. Officers
responded to a complainant's call that someone had
stolen his Georgia license tags from his vehicle. While
working the case, officers learned of an attempted
robbery at Publix in which the suspect drove off in
a vehicle with Georgia license tags that matched the
Jan. 14, 100 block Gulf Drive, Circle K, DUI. Offi-
cers responded to a call of an apparently intoxicated
person trying to buy alcoholic beverages. Scott Kaleta,
26, of Holmes Beach, was taken into custody. While
attempting to handcuff him, he attempted to walk away
and had to be physically placed in the police car.
Jan. 15, 200 block Bay Drive North, disorderly
intoxication. The complainant said an intoxicated man
was in his back yard. Officers found the man, who said
he had no money for a cab and no one to call to take him
home. He resisted arrest, and officers sprayed him with
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A variety of classes from basic drawing to stained glass to oil
painting are under way at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes
Beach Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099.
The Manatee County Fair continues at various hours through Jan.
28 at the fairgrounds, 1402 14th Ave., Palmetto. Information: 722-1639.
Horseshoes get tossed in the pits atAnna Maria City Hall, 10005
Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9 a.m., with
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pepper spray. While being searched, a small amount of
marijuana was discovered in his pocket. He was also
charged with possession of cannabis under 20 grams.
Jan. 13, 300 block Mango Avenue, DUI. Offi-
cers observed a car being driven erratically and then
observed it run into a parked car. Eric D. Bergan, 57,
of Holmes Beach, was charged with driving under the
influence and the crash.
Jan. 13, 3900 East Bay Drive, Publix, theft/shoplift-
ing. The store manager said a man left the store with a
full cart of items without paying for them. An assistant
manager approached the man, they scuffled, the man said
he had AIDS, and employees released him. He sped off
in a white van which, it was later determined, had stolen
Georgia license plates. A description of the vehicle was
posted to all law enforcement agencies in the county.
Jan. 13, 600 block Emerald Lane, lost property. The
complainant said she had lost her wallet with identifica-
tion and credit cards several days earlier at an unknown
Jan. 14,4100 block Gulf Drive, information. During
a traffic stop, officers discovered an unmarked prescrip-
tion bottle containing drugs. The pills were confiscated
until the driver could provide a valid prescription for
warmups at 8:45 a.m.
*The Anna Maria Island Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., opens
on Wednesday at 10 a.m. with the smell of "Settler's Bread," available
for $4 a loaf.
Jazz Fest Feb. 1 at the Anna Maria Island Historical Museum, 402
Pine Ave. Information: 778-0492.
The annual Friends of the Island Library book sale Feb. 3. Information:
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suspicious person. Officers responded to a call from
lifeguards regarding someone causing a disturbance.
Lifeguards said the man had been throwing beer bottles
and refused to leave the beach. He was issued a trespass
warning and left the beach.
Jan. 15,4000 Gulf Drive, Cafe on the Beach, theft.
The owner said someone had taken five empty beer
kegs overnight, valued at $130.
Jan. 15, 5346 Gulf Drive, Hurricane Hanks, theft.
The manager said someone overnight had taken approx-
imately $1,060 in cash from a money bag in the man-
Jan. 15, 3700 block Gulf Drive, criminal mischief.
The complainant said someone had damaged the pool
cover at the condominium.
Jan. 15, 3234 E. Bay Drive, Whistle Stop, theft/
shoplifting. The store owner said a woman entered the
store and ask for a charitable donation for an unknown
charity. The store owner was busy with another cus-
tomer, and the woman left after leaving her name and
a phone number for a callback later, but the store owner
noticed a ring on the woman's finger similar to one she
sells. When the suspect left the store, the store owner
discovered five rings missing. Total value of the miss-
ing rings was $1,450. Police checked the phone number
and discovered it was a local resort, which reported a
woman matching the suspect's description had been
evicted for suspected prostitution.
Jan. 16, 100 block 81st Street, theft. The complain-
ant said an unknown person took an old toilet, valued
at $30, from her carport.
Jan. 16, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach,
theft. Officers responded to the theft of a beach bag from
where the complainant had left on the back of her car.
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Beachgoers: Remember 388.5223 for real-time news
It's clean-off-the-desk time again, so this Sand-
script will include a bunch of McFactoids.
And, as is often the case, much of the below is
about the weather.
It snowed in Malibu, Calif., last week. A lot at
least, according to news videos, enough to warrant
snowplows to scoop up the stuff from the highways of
the posh beachside enclave.
It apparently was the first time it's snowed there in
The California cold has pretty much wiped out the
citrus crop, from reports, and damaged other truck-farm
products. We'll just have to wait and see how bad it all
is when we try to buy fresh produce.
Northern Europe was also hammered last week
with freezing rain and hurricane-force winds of 77 mph,
including gusts to 118 mph in Germany. The death toll
was near 50 as of last weekend, according to wire ser-
This wicked weather comes on the heels of repeated
nightmares around the Rocky Mountains and in the cen-
tral United States, which had upwards of a half-million
people without power due to bad weather.
Meanwhile, we're basking in unfathomably warm
temperatures in Florida. Who would have thought mid-
January would feature 80-degree-plus weather, with
Gulf water temperatures at 70?
Hey, I'll take a little fog any time, versus a
A fund-cutting plan offered by the U.S. govern-
ment has drawn the ire of a committee of more than 50
scientists, who vehemently argue that more, not less, is
needed in the form of what is called "Earth-observing
missions" or weather satellites.
According to the journal Nature, "The number of
earth-observing missions could drop by a third between
2006 and 2010, if funding continues at expected levels.
The loss of existing capabilities would leave scientists
without data to feed models of climate change per-
haps leaving us unprepared to face future climate
Scientists have recommended that at least 17 new
satellites are needed in the next decade, at what is called
a "modest" price of $3 billion. Without the data the
eyes-in-the-sky provide, climate change information
will be set back by decades. In fact, the president of the
University Corp. for Atmospheric Research in Colorado
has called the lack of information "fatal."
It's not just new satellites that are needed, but the
return of previously planned data collection on ones
already within the pipeline that have been cut by budget
The information being sought runs the gamut from
polar ice expansion and contraction to El Nino forma-
tion or dissolution.
No word from the feds on whether or not the rec-
ommendation will change any current funding program
Climate as deadly as nuclear weapons?
You may have caught the snippet in the news last
week that the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists has moved
the hands of its Doomsday Clock to five minutes before
midnight. Midnight is what has been referred to as the
"metaphorical marker of the end of humanity."
The change last week was prompted by notjust the
October test of nuclear weapons by North Korea it's
usually wars or big bombs that change the clock but
also climate change.
The group of Doomsday Clock-smiths, which
formed in 1947 as a result of the Manhattan Project,
declared that climate change is just as deadly to the
planet as a big boom. Again according to the journal
Nature, a top scientist said, "When we looked at dooms-
day, we realized that there were other technologies and
trends that we needed to include. After considering sev-
eral threats, including nanotechnology and bioterrorism,
the group decided that the dangers of climate change
are almost as dire as those of nuclear weapons."
For a little perspective at just what 11:55 means,
the clock was first set at 11:53. It crept to 11:58 in
in big show again
By Jim Hanson
"You don't have the patience? Lady, patience
doesn't build models."
Bill Booth has repeated his admonition to repeated
protestations maybe a thousand times in his 60 years
of building ship models. Results will be among the
hundreds of models on exhibit at the second annual
Age of Sail, Age of Steam model show Feb. 3 and 4 at
the Manatee Convention and Civic Center, One Haben
The first exhibit was a sell-out last year, filling the
center with 158 models and attracting crowds number-
ing in the hundreds. This year promises to be bigger,
adding steam locomotives and stationary steam engines
to the exhibition.
The show will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both
days of the weekend. Admission $2 for adults, chil-
dren free, and acres of free parking. It is sponsored by
the Florida Marine Museum in Cortez and the Florida
Institute for Saltwater Heritage, the main mover of civic
undertakings in the historic fishing village of Cortez.
Bill Booth will be there with a dozen or more ship
models from the 16th to 18th centuries. He made every
one, keeping 25 or 30 of them in his home in northwest
Bradenton. They are from very small to 3 feet long and,
being sailing ships, more than that tall.
He is a "scratch" modeler, building most of his
models from nothing but pieces of wood and string
and glass. He is a "string" builder, using thread and
GPS or LORAN? Opinions sought
Public opinions on proposals to dumping LORAN or
upgrading it to a sort of supplemental GPS are being sought
by the U.S. Coast Guard, with a deadline of Feb. 7.
LORAN is Long Range Navigation System, GPS is
Global Positioning System, both under the jurisdiction
of the Coast Guard.
Almost nobody uses LORAN anymore, say knowl-
edgeable area boaters, while GPS is acknowledged to be
far superior, easier to use and more accurate. LORAN
is regarded as useful only for coastal work.
"Unfortunately," said one experienced navigator,
"GPS requires a constellation of satellites which could
be vulnerable to enemy attack and/or neutralization,
while LORAN is land-based. Except for the vulner-
ability, GPS is superior at every point."
The Coast Guard is inviting public comments, and
suggests interested persons call its info line at 1-800-
368-5647 for details.
1953 when both the United States and Russia tested
hydrogen bombs. It has been fluctuating back and forth
since, with the last setting made in 2002, when it moved
forward two minutes post-9/11.
Here is a really, really cool phone number to put
on your speed dial: a beach conditions hot line.
Sponsored by a slew of state and local governments,
as well as Mote Marine Laboratory and Solutions To Avoid
Red Tide, the recorded message provides beach conditions
twice a day for eight beaches in the Manatee and Sarasota
county area. Two are on the Island Coquina and Mana-
tee Public beaches with more sites planned.
Thank our lifeguards and some nifty Blackberry
mobile phone devices for providing the reports, which
include wind conditions, fish kills, red tide impact and
the state of the water.
The number: 941-388-5223.
Bill Booth at last year's show in Palmetto.
string for the rope rigging of his ships, as opposed to
the steam-powered, stringless models others may prefer
to put together.
He sticks with real ships that real people sailed, not
the fancier ones with a lot of gold trim. "People look at
cannons and gilt, and better ones with elaborate carv-
ing on the stern. But mine are simpler. I just happen to
The last one he built is the "Nina," which Columbus
sailed to the New World, on a 1-to-48 scale that ended
up 14 inches long, 28 inches tall from keel to mast-
head. He noted that the original "Nina" was from the
Mediterranean and had a lateen rig, which Columbus
converted to square sails because they worked better
on an ocean.
Booth is conversant with all kinds of esoteric stuff,
being a lifelong history buff he graduated in history
from the University of South Florida and taught Ameri-
can and European history at Manatee High School for
30 years, and at Manatee Community College.
In the 1970s he designed the landing and wrote
the eight-act "God, Glory or Gold" presentation that
launched the anniversary DeSoto Week at the DeSoto
Memorial, and ultimately was chairman of the annual
DeSoto Week celebration.
During that time, he bought plans for a caravel type
ship, scaled it to fit a truck frame, and built it as the
DeSoto float. It later became the boat-float of the Anna
Maria Island Privateers, and served the Island group
until it was succeeded by a new model a few years ago.
That boat was then sold by the Privateers to another
pirate crewe just starting up in Hillsborough County.
Meanwhile, Bill Booth continues to build scale
models, each taking him between six months and five years
to put together with strips of wood, glue and string.
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Local fishing as hot/cold as the weather
As soon as the weather makes up its mind, fishing
Sheepshead, trout and redfish are a good bet for
backwater fishing. Trout are coming in big and numer-
ous, with some wade fishers catching a half-dozen in
short order. There are also flounder and catch-and-
release snook in the backwaters.
Offshore fishing is still good for grouper and snapper.
Rudderfish are also a good bet. There are also still some
kingfish coming in from offshore, an odd occurrence for
this time of year, but lots of fun for the fishers.
At Corky's Live Bait & Tack Shop on Cortez
Road, reports indicate that fishing has remained on
the positive side despite the fact that temperatures
have ranged from warm to cool with lots of fog.
Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach appear to have
been some of the "hot" spots this week with fishers
catching lots of whiting, redfish, trout and bluefish
when using live shrimp. Anglers using Mr. Sheeps-
head's cooked sand fleas and "Magic Potion" have
been catching lots of sheepies ranging to 21 inches
in length, plus some pompano. Manatee River fishers
have been catching redfish, trout, flounder, bluefish,
ladyfish, sheepshead and catch-and-release snook,
with live shrimp working the best as bait. Offshore
fishermen have been using Atlantic menhaden and
live pinfish for bait to catch kingfish, amberjack,
snapper and grouper, with some of the grouper get-
ting up to 20 pounds in size.
Grady Smith at Island Discount Tackle at Catch-
ers Marina in Holmes Beach said backwater fishing
was very good for redfish, trout and "short snook," plus
some pompano, Spanish mackerel and sheepshead.
Tom Cassetty at the Rod & Reel Pier said things
have been a little slow, but there are still sheepshead,
whiting and lots of crabs and stingrays being caught.
Jesus Rosario at the Anna Maria City Pier said
bonita, sheepshead and mackerel are coming in, with
the macks hitting best in the morning. Whiting are a
good bet as well Jesus said one lucky angler caught
nine in one morning. There are also some keeper-size
flounder landing on the dock.
At Annie's Bait and Tackle in Cortez, Capt. Mark
Johnson said his inshore charters are catching Spanish
mackerel, bluefish and little tuna by the beaches, and
lots of redfish in the bays. Capt. Sam Kimball said his
offshore trips are coming back with lots of mangrove
Curator coming for Marine Museum
By Jim Hanson
Jeff Moates is coming back to Cortez to do what
he has been preparing for all of his adult life: Taking
care of and participating in the nautical past.
He will take over on March 12 as curator
of the Florida Marine Museum at Cortez. He's
been here before as a volunteer in the museum
Moates first came here as a 5-year-old with his
family from Atlanta, then played baseball at Manatee
High School and at the University of West Florida in
Pensacola, where he was a walk-on player after two
years at Manatee Community College. He earned a
bachelor's degree in anthropology and a master's in
historical archaeology at West Florida, specializing in
There he met his wife, a Panama City native who
was in graduate school with him, earning a degree in
archaeological research. She has been teaching school
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Moates did field research in colonial Fort Pensacola
and on two shipwrecks in Pensacola Bay, one a Span-
ish vessel of the 1700s. His master's thesis was on a
steamboat sunk in St. Joe Bay.
Upon graduation he came back to the area, working
on architectural and archaeological historical surveys
of construction sites in Sarasota County, so buildings
were not put up on historic sites. He has been working
for the Florida Bureau of Archeological Research since
When they were living here, Moates volunteered in
the Cortez museum's programs, teaching other volun-
teers about diving on reefs and other underwater intrica-
cies. His wife taught seventh-grade at Lincoln Middle
School in Palmetto.
When they move back to the area in March, there
will be three of them they had a son, Jackson, last
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Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Parrot Cove Marina said he took Betsey Graf and Jim
and Nancy Brill, all from Tafton, Pa., outlast week and
they scored well with a mixed bag of redfish, sheepies,
speckled and gray trout, as well as bluefish on a half-
day charter. "Live shrimp and an incoming tide proved
productive along the beaches and in north Sarasota Bay
and Palma Sola Bay," he said.
Good luck and good fishing.
Mote launching programs for kids
Children will get a taste of the sea and the adventures
it offers in a series of programs being offered by Mote
Marine Laboratory, starting at the end of January.
It's called SEA, for Science, Education and Aquar-
ium. The first of the series will focus on sharks, and stu-
dents will learn about SharkTracker, the newest exhibit
in the Mote Aquarium.
Designed for kids in fourth- through eighth-grade,
although it fits with people of all ages and levels of
knowledge. It will be Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 and 2 with
interactive live broadcasts with SeaTrek, Mote's dis-
tance learning program, at 10 and 11 a.m. and noon.
Featuring live bonnethead sharks, it will show the
bonnethead's largest relative, the great hammerhead, and
see a record-setting great hammerhead of 14.5 feet, 1,280
pounds caught by a fisherman and donated to Mote. A
full-scale model is in the aquarium's Shark Zone.
Cost of the SEA adventures is calculated per stu-
dentin groups ranging to more than 50. Pre-registration
is required, at 388-4441, ext. 263.
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Kumon: Team to beat in Division III basketball
By Kevin Cassidy
Kumon and Ooh La La! Bistro both came into the
Jan. 18 matchup with perfect 2-0 records and looking
to make a statement as to who will rule Division III
basketball this season.
The final score shows Kumon edging Ooh La La!
15-10, but Kumon controlled the game from the outset.
Neil Carper was almost unstoppable off the dribble and
seemingly penetrated the lane whenever it suited him.
Once he broke down the perimeter defense, he would
either go in for the layup or pass it off to post players
Logan Reiber or Chris Burdick.
Kumon held a 7-1 lead midway through the third
period behind five points from Carper and two points
from Reiber. Ooh La La! fought back to pull to within
7-4 on a rebound putback from Phillip Dudevoire and
one foul shot from Jake Parsons.
Carper extended the Kumon lead to 9-4 when he
grabbed an offensive rebound and took off for the other
basket with Ooh La La! defenders giving chase. Carper
reversed his direction and drove unabaded back to his
basket for a layup.
Josh Zawistoski answered right back for Ooh La La!
when he took the inbounds pass and drove the length of
the court for a layup to pull to within three points.
Carper brought the ball upcourt for Kumon and
drove the baseline before passing off to Burdick for
an easy layup and an 11-6 lead. Zawistoski answered
minutes later with a 15-foot shot from the baseline to
again pull Ooh La La! to within three points.
Carperand Burdick hooked up again to give Kumon
a 13-8 lead, but Ooh La La! refused to go away. Lauren
Sapienza scored along the baseline to again pull Ooh
La La! to within three points with time winding down.
Carper brought the ball quickly up court and drove to
the basket. As the Ooh La La! defense collapsed on
him, he alertly passed the ball out to the top of the key
where Reiber swished a shot as the buzzer sounded to
complete Kumon's 15-10 victory.
Carper finished with a game-high seven points, four
assists and three steals, while Reiber scored four points and
grabbed a game-high eight rebounds. Burdick completed
the Kumon scoring with four points in the victory.
Zawistoski led Ooh La La! with five points and
three steals, while Dudevoire had two points, two
rebounds and two steals. Sapienza's two points and
one point and four rebounds from Jake Parsons rounded
out the Ooh La La! scoring.
In other Division III basketball action, Jessie's
Island Store rolled past Greg Ross Development 16-
4 on Jan. 17. Samantha Purnell led the way with six
points and an incredible 15 rebounds, while teammate
Anne Marie Galati had four points and seven steals.
Alexia Yavalar, Maddie Valadie and Gigi Belsito each
scored two points in the victory for Jessie's.
Lexi Moore and Andew Ross scored two points
apiece to lead Greg Ross Development in the loss.
Dips 27, Duncan 10
Justin Gargett scored 14 points and pulled down
13 rebounds to lead Dips Ice Cream past Duncan Real
Estate on Jan. 16. Johnny Mattay added five points
for Dips, which also received two points apiece from
Lee Bergeron, Connor Field, Zach Guerin and Daniel
Schroeder in the victory.
Duncan Real Estate was led by eight points from
Kalif Mora and two points from Courtney Schmidt.
Center basketball schedule
Premier (ages 14-17)
Jan. 25 8 p.m.
Jan. 29 8 p.m.
IRE vs. WCAC
Ralph's vs. WCAC
Oyster Bar vs. Danziger
Oyster Bar vs. Cycles
Paradise vs. Cycles
I (ages 10-11)
7 p.m. Duncan vs. ReMax
6 p.m. ReMaxvs.A&E
7 p.m. Duncan vs. Dips
II (ages 8-9)
Jessie's vs. Publix
Kumon vs. Jessie's
Ross vs. Publix
Instructional Division (ages 5-7)
Jan. 25 6 p.m. Orthopedics vs. Observer
Jan. 25 6 p.m. Beach House vs. LPAC
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Air & Energy received a balanced scoring attack led
by eight points and eight rebounds from Becca Butler to
defeat ReMax Gulfstream Realty on Jan. 16. Stephanie
Purnell added six points, while Daniel Pimental and
Savannah Schield each scored four points.
ReMax was led by eight points and six steals from
Travis Belsito and seven points and six steals from
Jacob Beard in the loss.
Cycles 38, Oyster Bar 28
Tommy Price's all-around play lifted Connect
Cycles to a 10-point victory over the Anna Maria Oyster
Bar on Jan. 17. Price finished with 15 points, seven
rebounds, six steals and five assists to lead Connect
Cycles, which also received seven points from Kyle
Parsons and four points apiece from Chris Callahan,
Patrick Edwards and Kera Nelson in the victory.
Ryan Schroeder led the Oyster Bar with 14 points
and eight rebounds. Brett Rocklein added eight points
and eight steals, while Molly McDonough added four
points and five rebounds in the loss.
Paradise 33, Danziger 16
Twelve points, eight rebounds and four assists
from Blake Wilson sparked A Paradise Realty past Dr.
Danziger's Destroyers on Jan. 16. Eric Dolan and Katie
Hunt scored four points apiece, while Sarah Howard
and Lindsey Reid finished with three points apiece in
the Paradise victory.
Matt Bauer scored four points and grabbed 19
rebounds to pace Danziger, which also received four
points from Chris Pate and three points from Trevor
Bystrom in the loss.
WCAC 47, Ralph's 33
West Coast Air Conditioning received double-
figure scoring efforts from three players during its Jan.
18 victory over Rotten Ralph's. Celia Ware, Jordan
Pritchard and David Tyson each scored 12 points for
WCAC, while Chad Reed added six points and Tripp
Pearre finished with five points in the victory.
Rotten Ralph's was led by 12 points apiece from
Dylan Mullen and Garrett Secor, who also hauled down
14 rebounds. Brandon Gengler added nine points and
11 rebounds for Rotten Ralph's in the loss.
Key Royale golf news
It was another full week of golf at the Key Royale
Club in Holmes Beach. The week's action closed with
the club's weekly nine-hole coed tournament. The team
of Frankie Smith-Williams, Tom Steele, Joyce Brown
and Hal Sears fired a nine-under-par 23 in the best ball
of foursome game to claim first place. Second place
went to the team of Dottie McKinna, Al Morgan and
Fred Meyers with a combined 26.
The men teed it up on Jan. 17 for an 18-hole, low-
net-of-partner's game. Two teams, Hal Sears and Jim
Thorton, along with the team of Bob Sayles and Bob
Lamp, shot a combined two-under par 126 to claim
clubhouse bragging rights for the day. Two shots back in
second place were Gordon McKinna and Fred Meyers,
who finished at even par. Tom Lewis and Chuck Boes
came in third with a 135, while Bob Dickinson and Bill
Gallagher were alone in fourth place with a 138.
The women teed it up on Jan. 16 for nine holes of
individual-low-net golf. Flight AA saw Penny Williams
birdie No. 6 on the way to posting an even-par 32 to
defeat the trio of Bobbie Lindstrom, Jean Holmes and
Cindi Mansour, who each shot 34.
Flight Awas won by Meredith Slavin with a three-
under 29, one shot ahead of second-place finisher Joyce
Reith. Dorothy McKinna and Nancy King both shot
even-par 32 to finish in third place.
Sally Keyes fired an even-par32 to capture Flight B
over Lorraine Towne, Maryanne Kaemerlen and Linda
Morris, all tied for second place with 34s.
Sally York's 31 was good for first place in Flight
C. Terry Westby shot a32 and Millie Mullin shot a 34
to finish in second- and third-place respectively.
Joanne Brougher shot a one-under 31 to finish three
shots ahead of second-place finisher Roxanne Koche to
win Flight D. Dot Camboni was third with a 35, while
Erma McMullin and Theresa Schutt were tied for third
The men also played a nine-hole, individual-low-
net match on Jan. 15, which was captured by Hugh
Holmes Sr. Holmes fired a four-under-par 28 to finish
one shot ahead of second-place finishers Bob Landgren
and Tom McDonnell, who both shot a 29. There was
also a tie for third place between Dick Grimme and
Richard Westby at two-under-par 30.
Great weather produced a great turnout for the
Jan. 13 horseshoe competition at the Anna Maria City
Hall pits. Fourteen teams were whittled down to three
who posted perfect 3-0 pool play records to advance
to the playoffs.
The first playoff game saw the team of Norm Good
and John Crawford blitz the team of Steve Doyle and
Bob Hawks by a 21-2 score. The final match saw Rod
Bussey and Sam Samuels battle gamely, but eventually
losing to Good and Crawford 21-16.
Eleven teams vied for the trophy on Jan. 17, but the
team of Rod Busey and Sam Samuels was the only team
with a3-0 pool-play record, ensuring they couldn't lose
in the finals.
Five teams battled it out for second place with
Charlie Apuzzo and Bob Lee emerging to claim run-
Play gets underway at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and
Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups
begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection.
There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.
Basketball standings as of Jan. 18
Team Wins Losses
Ralph's 2 1
IRE 1 1
WCAC 1 2
Ooh La La
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DISCOUNT FURNITURE, CLOSEOUTS: Warehouse
prices, huge inventory. Decoro Leather, Simmons, Ashley,
Best. Redecorate your home or rental! Sandy, warehouse,
POWER-LIFT RECLINER: New, never used. Blue fabric.
Battery backup system for safety. $395. 941-778-5840.
BICYCLES: MENS, LADIES. Single or ten-speed. Like
new. $35. 941-792-3775.
TELESENSORY CHROMA-PLUS closed-circuit view
system for low vision patients. New, $3,000. Will sell for
$600. Call 941-778-7329.
AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and pur-
chase online: www.jackelka.com.
FREE DELIVERY to your home or condo: Shrimp, crabs,
native fish. Prompt delivery to your door. Call James Lee,
941-795-1112 or 704-8421.
LONGBOAT KEY HISTORY "From Calusas to Condo-
miniums" by Ralph B. Hunter. Signed copies available at
The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. 941-
ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30am-2pm Tuesdays,
Thursday and Fridays. 9am-noon Saturdays. Always
clothing sales. 941-779-2733. 511 Pine Ave., Anna
GARAGE SALE: 8:30am-12:30pm Saturday, Jan. 27.
Housewares, dishes, miscellaneous items. 603 Dundee
Lane, Holmes Beach.
ANNUAL BAKE AND Tag Sale: 9am-noon Saturday, Jan.
27. Rain or shine. Shell Point condo clubhouse. 6300 Flo-
tilla Drive, Holmes Beach.
GARAGE SALE: 8am Saturday, Jan. 27. Household items,
funky art and tools! 202 56th St., Holmes Beach.
GARAGE SALE: TWO-family! 8am-noon Saturday, Jan.
27. Furniture, art, fishing poles, computer equipment,
kitchen items, great assortment. 511 75th St., Holmes
SALE: 8am-1pm Saturday, Jan. 27. Tools, fishing, furni-
ture, arcade games and more, even a 1970 GTO. No early
birds. 2818 Avenue C., Holmes Beach.
FLEA MARKET: 9am-4pm Saturday, Jan. 27. Lots of furni-
ture, jewelry, cookbooks, collectibles, bric-a-brac, wicker,
treasures and trash. Parking lot at Niki's Island Treasures.
5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
BONUS! CLASSIFIEDS ADS are posted early online at
Beach condo. 1301 N. Bay
Drive. Direct bayfront,
2BR/2BA, 1,079 sf, nicely
PROPERTY FOR SALE
120x 120 feet (ml) lot.Terrific
opportunity to work in paradise!
PAUL T. COLLINS, PA
YARD SALE: 8am-3pm Saturday, Jan. 27. Lots of fine art,
framed, unframed. Beach toys, tools, fishing equipment,
window air conditioner, miscellaneous. Very nice artwork.
240 Chilson, Anna Maria.
LOST: TWO PAIR OF prescription glasses. Perico Bay
area. If found, call 941-761-4988.
KARATE ON THE Island: Ages four through adult. Call
941-807-1734 or visitwww.islanddojo.cmasdirect.com.
FLORIDA'S OWN RODNEY Dangerfield: Available to
entertain for corporate events, golf tournaments, and
private parties. Cell 781-367-0339.
SAIL AWAY AS Low As $99 per day. Private sails to
Egmont Key, Cabbage Key, Cayo Costa, Everglades, Key
West, Dry Tortugas aboard 65-foot sailing vessel Lex-
Sea. 10 percent off trips before March 15, 2007. www.
HUMAN DESIGN: Interested in knowing more about what
makes you tick? Human Design does just that. Curious?
Call Pat, 941-538-9192, or visit www.sirius-coaching.com
for more information.
TINGLEY MEMORIAL LIBRARY: Accepting donations of
new and good condition books for upcoming annual book
sale. 111 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach.
BUTTERFLY PARK BENEFIT: Purchase a personalized
brick in the Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park. Two lines,
$40. Three lines, $50. Forms at The Islander or call 941-
518-4431 for more information.
FREE GUN LOCK. Yes, free. Just for the asking. Courtesy
of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion. Free at The Islander newspaper office, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Don't be sorry, be safe.
GUARDIAN AD LITEM volunteers needed: A guardian ad
litem is a trained volunteer appointed by the court to repre-
sent and advocate for the best interest of children who have
been abused, abandoned or neglected. Make a positive
impact! Call 941-744-9473 or visit www. 12circuitgal.org.
FOSTER PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to foster
puppies and kittens until they are old enough for adoption.
All food and medical provided. Julie, 941-720-1411.
ADULT CATS in desperate need of loving homes. All are
current on vaccines. All applicants screened. Please, call
Choice Gulffront properties for sale. We have
several on pristine natural beach in quiet residential
neighborhood. Call today for further details.
"We ARE he Island!"
Marie Franklin, Lic. Real Estate Broker
941 778-2259 Fax 941778-2250
Web site www.annamariareal.corm
FOR SALE BY OWNER
ACROSS FROM BEACH on Gulf Drive in
Bradenton Beach. Three-unit commercial block
building. 12 parking spaces. Stunning perma-
nent Gulf views possible from a second or third
floor. 716-983-5648 or 941-866-0242.
SCOOTER: 2007 ROKITA. 250cc, liquid cool. 750 miles.
Luggage box, windshield. $2,975. 941-761-1340.
1987 HONDA SCOOTER: 80cc, new brakes, tires. 4,010
miles. Windshield, luggage box, custom paint. Runs great!
2004 CAROLINA SKIFF: 198DLXYamaha 90, four-stroke,
live well, fish finder, trailer, low hours. $13,200. Call 518-
30-FOOT SAILBOAT: 1984 Islander Bahama. New rig-
ging in December 2003, Harken roller furling, Anderson
self-tailing wenches, wheel steering, hand-shower, refrig-
erator/freezer, 15-hp Yanmar diesel engine (fresh water
cooled). In the water on Longboat Key. $26,500. Call for
more information or appointment. 941-914-2037.
BOATS: SPORTFISH TO Motor Yacht, 25-to 100-feet.
2760 Pursuit 2004, 29 Stamas 2000, 1989 Carolina Clas-
sic 29, Sea Ray 30 Sundancer 2004, 2004 Regal 3060 35
hours. Hatteras 45 conv 1985-1988, Jefferson 52, 1997,
Carver 44 aft diesel. Many more. 941-228-3489. Unitedy-
acht.com/davidstruber. Sell your boat or yacht?
BOAT SLIPS FOR rent. 10,000-lb. lift and numerous others.
20- to 40-feet, five-foot draft. $9/foot. 305-432-0047.
NOW HIRING ALL positions. Rotten hours, rotten pay.
Apply at Rotten Ralph's Waterfront Restaurant, 902 S.
Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, or call 941-778-3953.
HOUSEKEEPER, NONSMOKER: 10-15 hours in off-
season, 20-30 hours in season. Apply at Haley's Motel,
8102 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, or call 941-778-5405.
HIRING PART-TIME cook and server. Key Royale Golf
Club, Holmes Beach. Contact Kelly, 941-778-3055.
REAL ESTATE AGENTS wanted: SunCoast Real Estate
LLC. Floor time and generous split. Confidential. Call
Mary Ann Schmidt, 941-779-0202 or 941-778-4931.
PACKING: 2-4 HOURS a day, afternoons. Pack and ship
store. Must be responsible, dependable, able to bend, lift,
multi-task, work independently, interact with customers,
assist with copying, faxing, filing. Call 941-778-1911 for
LANDSCAPE HELPER: PART-time, 20-35 hours per
week. $9-$10 per hour. Island work. Call 941-778-2335.
TOP ADVERTISING sales position open at The Islander
newspaper. Great territory, commissions. Previous out-
side sales helpful. If you possess a willingness for strong
community involvement, positive outlook and drive to
succeed, fax or e-mail a letter and/or resume to 941-
All of Tom's Properties Include
One-Year Home Warranty!
VILLAGE GREEN 6522 I IthAve.W Large 2/2,
two-car garage, greenbelt... $229,900
PERICO ISLAND Lease/option to buy, 2/2 water
PERICO BAY CLUB 2/2, garage, water view, large
deck and lanai................ $365,000
NAUTILUS, #218 poolside, 2/2, updated, great
rental and great Beach.........$559,000 NEW PRICE!
TIFFANY PLACE, #117 Direct Gulffront, 2/2,
6925 HOLMES BLVD. -Attached villa, 2/1.5,
furnished and garage...........$389,000
502 BAYVIEW DR. 3/2, canalfront, large lot, newer
roof and A/C............$629,000 NEW PRICE!
729 EMERALD LANE 2/2/ canalfront, pool, dock,
609 EMERALD LANE -3/2, dock, caged pool, all
tiled rooms, two-car garage...$799,000
159 CRESCENT DR. 50' x 119', zoned R I,house
plans, steps to beach......$369,000 NEW PRICE!
208 72ND ST. 59' x 105, build your dream home,
close to beach...........$539,000
414 PINE AVE. 52' x I 10',waterfront, dock, close to
28 E JAN. 24, 2007 U THE ISLANDER
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RESTAURANT AND MORE: 50-seat restaurant with
great ambience also retails select items. Beer and wine
license. Any menu OK. $120,000. Confidentiality agree-
ment required for details. Longview Realty, 941-383-6112.
For more great business and realty buys: www.longview-
GIFTS/DECOR FOR patio, home and garden. Enchant-
ing shop, fun items in good resort area location. $89,000.
Confidentiality agreement required for details. Longview
Realty, 941-383-6112. For more great business and realty
CHARTER BOAT SERVICE: Eco-tours, sightseeing, more
in Cortez. Assets include 26-foot cat, 150-hp outboard.
$70,000. Longview Realty, 941-383-6112. For more great
business and realty buys: www.longviewrealty.com.
OUTDOOR AREA FOR rent on busy retail street in Braden-
ton Beach. Ideal for bike/kayak rental, food vendor or arts
and crafts. Just in time for season. Call 941-704-4841.
14-YEAR-OLD needs work. Willing to babysit, clean, etc.
Red Cross trained in first aid and babysitting. Call Alex-
LOOKING FOR A babysitter, pet sitter, dog walker or
somebody to do odd jobs? Call Kendall, 14-year-old,
ninth-grader. Certified in first aid! 941-779-9783.
KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for Island youths under
16 looking for work. Ads must be placed in person at
The Islander newspaper office, 5404 Marina Drive,
CNA CAREGIVER AVAILABLE for home care. Flexible hours,
have references. Call 941-753-8345 or 941-730-3984.
CAREGIVER: I CAN offer loving, reliable live-in care for
your loved one. Excellent references. Please, call 941-
735-7761. Thank you.
MAN WITH SHOVEL: Plantings, natives, patio gardens,
trimming, cleanup, edging, maintenance. Hard-work-
ing and responsible. Excellent references. Edward 941-
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appointments,
airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine Car Service.
Serving the Islands. 941-778-5476.
COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your computer
misbehaving? Certified computer service and private les-
sons. Special $40/hour. Free advice. 941-545-7508.
ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING for great results, wash
away mildew, dirt, salt. Thorough, reasonable, reliable.
Free estimates, licensed, insured. 941-778-0944.
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419 Pine Ave.* PO Box 2150 Anna Maria FL 34216
Two Bayfront lots. Build your 2BR/2BAWestWind condo with
dream home on very large lot, Gulf view. $649,000.
100x223 sf. Panoramic bay view!
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ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodel-
ing, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths.
Free estimates. License #CGC061519, #CCC057977,
#PE0020374. Insured. Accepting MasterCard/Visa. 941-
PROFESSIONAL I.T SERVICES: Complete computer
solutions for business and home. Installation, repairs,
upgrades, networking, Web services, wireless services.
Richard Ardabell, network engineer, 941-778-5708, or
CUCCIO TILE: Many Island references. Free estimates.
Licensed and insured. 941-730-2137.
AAA CONFIDENCE CLEANING. Housecleaning, office
cleaning and window cleaning. Good references, reason-
able rates. Licensed and insured. Family owned and oper-
GET YOUR 2006 accounting and taxes done now. Free
initial consultation. Business and individual income taxes.
QuickBooks and Peachtree processing. Call Larry Schmitt
at 941-773-0182. Make It Count Accounting Services Inc.,
4230 59th Street W., Bradenton, FL, 34209.
RELIABLE HARD-WORKING Island resident looking for
cleaning jobs. Call Jo, 941-737-5139.
AMERICAN HANDYMAN: ISLAND resident. Guaran-
teed price, guaranteed quality. Any job. Discount with ad.
Licensed and insured. Jerry, 941-448-5999.
D&E HANDYMAN SERVICES: Drywall, finishing, texture,
painting, trim, and cleaning, etc. Free estimates. Insured.
Call Dwayne, 941-524-0299 or Elda, 941-524-9046.
WILDLIFE REMOVAL and relocation: Problem solving for
all animals, big and small. Call Joe, Westcoast Nuisance
Wildlife Service, 941-778-3455, or cell 941-720-4152.
TAX RETURN PREPARATION by enrolled agent.Timely
and accurate. We pickup and deliver. For individuals and
small businesses. Monday-Friday after 5pm, Weekends,
8am-5pm. Turtle Tax, 941-779-8686.
WEST COAST INC.: Landscaping, bobcat service, haul-
ing, tree removal, shelling, pressure cleaning and lawn
care. Very reliable. 941-345-6859.
LIGHT CARPENTRY AND home repairs. Anna Maria
resident, retired tradesman. Free estimates. No job too
small. Hurricane shutters, dock repairs, interior moldings
and trim. Pergolas, small decks, etc. Call Steve at 941-
PET PHOTOGRAPHY: HAVE your darling photographed
in the comfort of your home or outdoor location. Visit Web
site: www.snaparts.com. Call Paula, 941-356-7303.
Simply the Best
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steel appliances, wood floors, one-car garage. $345,000.
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HOME COMPANIONS AVAILABLE: Light cooking, errands,
shopping. Please call France Cole, 941-538-0859.
DESIGNED WEB SITES ONLY $10/month!!! All your
other computer/networking needs for business or home.
www.2cme.org. Call 941-798-6919.
MUSIC LESSONS! Flute, saxophone, clarinet. Beginning
to advanced. Contact Koko Ray, 941-758-0395.
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigeration.
Commercial and residential service, repair and/or replace-
ment. Serving Manatee County and the Island since 1987.
For dependable, honest and personalized service, call
William Eller, 941-795-7411. CAC184228.
ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional creates a
portrait. I want to be at your wedding! www.jackelka.com.
NADIA'S EUROSAGE Relaxing, healing massage in the
comfort of your home. Call today for an appointment, 941-
TILE AND MOSAIC custom installation, 20 years experi-
ence. References available. For a reasonable price, call
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and com-
mercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, landscaping,
cleanup, hauling and more! Insured. 941-778-5294.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. Monthly
and quarterly accounts available. If it is broken, we can
fix it. Call 941-778-2581.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call 941-807-1015.
CLOUD 9 LANDSCAPING: Lawn and landscape main-
tenance. Tree-trimming, mulching, plantings, sod, shell.
References and insured. Please call 941-778-2335.
TREES BY THE Breeze, Inc. Landscaping, tree trimming,
property maintenance. Insured Island resident since 1988.
Call Chris, 941-778-2837.
SHELL DELIVERED and spread. $42/yard. Hauling: all
kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates. Call
Larry at 941-795-7775, "shell phone" 941-720-0770.
KARAZ LANDSCAPE Lawn Service. Mulch, clean-ups,
power washing, tree trimming and more. City of Anna
Maria resident. Cell 941-448-3857.
NATURE'S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and instal-
lation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residential and com-
mercial. 30-years experience. 941-729-9381.
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OLD FLORIDA LIFESTYLE and Key West feel. ADORABLE 2BR/2BA condo in established
NewerelevatedhomeinquaintCortezVillage. Full complex right off of 75th St. W. Walk to
wrap-around porch, French doors, huge down- shopping and great restaurants. Extra-large
stairs bonus room, wood cabinets, and newer ile. screened lanai for outdoor Florida living at it's
Keepyourboathereandbeatthepublicboatramp best. Neutral colors make this unit ready for
and Intrannantal Wartpwav in minilltes 9 fi00 n .vo to mov rinht inl .1i9 00
floor unit has a shaded lanai overlooking the like a model. Turnkey furnished with La-Z-Boy
lake and fountain and just a few steps to the furniture. Bright ceramictile throughout, laun-
walkway to deeded beach access. Turnkey dry room, open kitchen with breakfast bar,
furnished unit with adorable beachy furni- covered parking, heated pool and a gorgeous
ture. $399,000. stretch of deeded beach access. $447,700.
VILWS u SAHAIsuIA BA wtn Z,1/b sTor IHIIUIIIIINA LLtUANCt 3,241 st nome on
living space. Great layout. Amenities include Sarasota Bay. Solid glass wall of water views,
elevator, fireplace, granite countertops, plan- totally renovated. Hardwood floors, vaulted
station shutters, parking for up to six cars, ceilings, custom cabinetryand built-ins, granite
garden entrance and more! $1,023,000. countertops, private elevator, plantation shut-
ters, and fireplace. $1,195,000.
OVER 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE SPECIALIZING IN WATERFRONT & BOATING PROPER-
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TIRED OF NO return calls? Straight Shot Landscape
calls back. For all your landscape, call Shark Mark. 941-
727-5066. Shell $42/yard.
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/exte-
rior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island references. Bill,
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. In-house plan designs. State licensed and
insured. Many Island references. 941-778-2993. License
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free estimates. 35-
year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at 941-778-1730.
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free
estimates, no overtime charges. Now certifying back
flow at water meters. FL#RF0038118-941-778-3924
TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile supplied
and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, reliable,
many Island references. Call Neil, 941-726-3077.
CUSTOM RENOVATION/RESTORATION expert. All
phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. Thirty years
experience. Insured. Meticulous, clean, sober and prompt.
Paul Beauregard, 941-779-2294.
KEN & TINA DBA Griffin's Home Improvements Inc.
Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets and
shutters. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711.
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HERON'S WATCH 3BR/2BA, like-new quality home 10 minutes to
LUXURY WATERFRONT VILLA with boat dock. 3BR/2BA, immaculate
and completely updated. Designer kitchen, glassed lanai, tennis, pools,
covered parking. $649,900.
SUNBOW 2BR/2BA bayfront end unit, turnkey furnished. $449,000.
BAYVIEW 4-5BR/4BA includes guest quarters, large master suite. $1,150,000.
BEST BUYS: ADULT COMMUNITY from $60,000, heated pool, near
shopping, dining and transportation.
HARBOUR VILLA CLUB 2BR/2BA, turnkey, boat dock. $749,900.
PINEBROOK AND IRONWOOD $139,000 to $263,900.
DESOTO SQUARE VILLA 2BR/2BA, gated, pool clubhouse. $175,000.
RENTALS: Cottages to luxury villas. Vacation and annual.
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FULL UNOBSTRUCTED GULF VIEWS from this
ground floor end unit in Imperial House. Deeded beach
access, pool, fishing, dock are just a few of the amenities
at this 55-plus condo. $400,000.
GULFFRONT CONDO WITH PANORAMIC VIEWS:
Step off your back deck into the sand! Watch the sunset every
evening from your living room or enjoy the great rental
income potential and excellent rental history. $825,000.
WEST OF GULF DRIVE: Home is located west of
Gulf Drive on 100x100-foot lot zoned R2 in desirable
neighborhood. Recently renovated, with new metal roof.
Short walk to the beach. Great investment opportunity for
investor, lot is suitable for two land condo units, subject
to city approval. Owner willing to finance at incredible
interest rate! $559,000.
TILE, CARPET, LAMINATE supplied and installed. Why
pay retail? Island resident, many references. Free esti-
mates, prompt service. Steve Allen Floor Coverings. 941-
792-1367, or 726-1802.
JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry work, handy-
man, light plumbing, electrical, light hauling, pres-
sure washing and tree trimming. Call 941-778-6170
WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more. Lifetime
warranty. Call Keith Barnett for a free in-home consulta-
tion. 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 distributor:
Weatherside LLC on Holmes Beach. Free, courteous esti-
mates. Jeld-wen Windows and Doors. Lic.# CBC1253145.
THIRTY-SIX YEARS craftsman experience. Interior,
exterior, doors, stairs, windows, trim. Pressure wash.
Driveway paint. Dan Michael, master carpenter. Call
TUB AND TILE refinishing: A division of D.J. Murphy
Painting Inc. Save up to 80 percent over traditional
remodeling costs. Call us with your kitchen and bath
needs. Don't buy new redo! 941-751-1245. Licensed,
certified and insured.
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FAX (941) 778-2294 www.betsyhills.com
HANDYMAN SPECIAL OWNER SAYS SELL! Village of Anna
Maria: Older 2BR/2BA ground level home, located within a short
stroll of the best Gulf beach! Mature trees lend character and
charm to the generous 85x63-foot high and dry lot. Unlimited
potential for remodeling and renovation. Hurry, won't last long.
$425,000. Adjoining lot also available $385,000.
HOME REPAIRS AND improvements: General repairs and
quality renovation, including carpentry, drywall, tile, paint,
even landscaping. Please call Chris, 941-266-7500.
INTERIOR SURFACE RENOVATION: Drywall, texture,
paint, tile, wall and ceiling repairs, Fred Weingartner, 941-
RESILIENT PROPERTIES AND renovations: Kitchens,
bathrooms, tile work, decks, sheetrock, painting and more.
Reliable work start-to-finish. What does your home need?
Free estimates. Call Thomas P. Lass, 941-782-7313.
TO-DO LIST...DONE! Light plumbing, electrical, tile,
wood flooring, trim, painting and much more. Call Sid,
Bayside Lend a Hand Inc. Insured/References. 941-
RENTALS available weekly, monthly, seasonal. Wede-
brock Real Estate Co., 941-778-6665 or 800-749-6665.
SEASONAL RENTAL: Holmes Beach, 4BR two master
suites-/3BA, house on canal. Two minutes to beach.
Heated pool, dock, cable TV, washer/dryer, garage,
designer furnished with tropical yard setting. One of the
finest rentals on Island. $1,600/weekly. Call 941-713-0034
or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
GULFFRONT CONDOS: 3BR/2BA, 2BR/2BA, 1 BR/1 BA
with breathtaking views. Pools, Jacuzzi, walk to shops
and restaurants. Available weekly, monthly, seasonal.
901-301-8299 or e-mail email@example.com.
Introducing Sundance at Palma Sola Bay West B'tons newest town
homes located on Palma Sola Bay. Introductory prices starting at
$995,000's for 3,700 4,300 sf units avail now. Close to beaches
& shopping. Limited introductory pricing! Call John Luchkowec,
Pat Palmeri-Bates and Jerry Cercone your Sundance
...... Sales Team at 941-751-1155 for more information.
SINGLE FAMILY Centrally located, one block to beach. 2BR/2BA
spacious home on corner lot. $620,000. Call Joy Murphy, Realtor,
BAYFRONT CONDO NEW LISTING 2BR/2BA updated waterfront
condowith amazing view. Glass lanai, breakfast bar. Ownermotivated.
$444,900. Call Carlene Weise, Realtor, 941-224-6521 evenings.
AZALEA PARK REDUCED 4BR/2BA, in Bradenton open floor plan,
fireplace, family room, plus Florida room, roof November 2002,
steps to community pool. $369,900 Call Zee Catanese, Realtor,
WEST BRADENTON Adorable 3BR/2BA home in a great Westside
neighborhood, updated kitchen. Corian countertops, hardwood
floors, freshly painted, newwallpaper, readyto move into. Spacious
backyard with room for pool. Offered at$245,900. Call Zee Catanese,
Realtor, 941-742-0148 evenings.
SAN REMO SHORES REDUCED Situated on deep water canal,
2-3BR/2BA, den, ceramic tile, new kitchen 2005, two-car garage,
barrel tile roof, privately situated $499,900. Call Marion Ragni,
Realtor, 941-720-7046 evenings.
PERICO BAYCLUB Florida condo living at its best. Waterfront, security,
pools, spa, tennis courts, 2BR-plus den. Immediate possession.
$409,900. Call Marion Ragni, Realtor, 941-761-1415 evenings.
5910 Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
Web site: www.smithrealtors.com
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FOR RENT: 2BR/2BA annual, ground floor unfurnished,
$900/month. Seasonals available starting at $1,800/
month. Please call Kim Fisher, Wagner Realty, 941-778-
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, townhouse: 2BR/2BA with bal-
cony and view of mountains. Weekly or monthly rental.
Call Paige at 941-798-3448.
WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide variety,
changes daily SunCoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202, or
1-4BR DIRECT BEACHFRONT, gorgeous views, designer
furnished, cable, DVD/VCR, dishwasher, phone, quaint
village. $975-$2,375/week9 941-713-0034 or beach-
PARADISE IN COMFORT at Palm Breeze rentals in
Holmes Beach.Two beautifully furnished units in a Key
West-style home on a large corner lot. Each unit has
3BR/2BA, washer, dryer and fully equipped kitchen.
Heated pool, bikes, grill, etc. Just bring your clothes
and a toothbrush and enjoy. www.apalmbreeze.com.
MANATEE RIVERFRONT: 2BR/2 BA, spectacular views!
Gated, pool, covered parking, security, fitness center.
$1,050/month annual. Call Maria, 941-720-1712.
ANNUAL OR MONTH-to-month: 4BR Island family home
in quiet residential area. Bayfront with direct water view.
Perfect for family with children. Extra large balcony, cov-
ered parking, laundry room with washer and dryer. Park
setting, two blocks to Gulf beaches. Fully furnished.
$2,500/month annual, $3,200 month-to-month. Pets
considered. Call 941-704-2993.
FOR RENT: 2BR/2BA balcony, Gulf view. $950/month,
$900 deposit, $50 application fee. 2411 Ave. C., Braden-
ton Beach. Efficiency, $750/month includes utilities. $700
deposit, $50 application fee. 112, 52nd St., No.1, Holmes
Beach. Seasonally, 1BR Gulf view, cute and clean, $900/
week or $2,400/month. Call 941-746-8666.
CORTEZ COTTAGE: QUIET area. Fully furnished, walk to
water. No smokers. $1,700/month, $500/week, $100/night,
includes utilities. 941-794-5980. www.divefish.com.
SEASONAL RENTAL: PALMA Sola Park. 3BR/2BA,
like new, fresh and clean. Small pet OK, close to
beaches. Available January and April. $2,000/month.
SEASONAL RENTAL:Westbay Point and Moorings. Bay-
front, available February and March. 2BR/2BA, all ameni-
ties, close to beach, shopping and trolley. Sharon, Old
Florida Realty, 941-713-9096.
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ANNUAL 3BR/2BA: TROPICAL duplex, one block to
beach, washer and dryer, some utilities included. No
Smoking or pets. $950/month and $700 deposit. 941-
798-9765. Responsible persons only.
SEASONAL: FEBRUARY AND MARCH. Clean 2BR
elevated unit, one block to beach. Newly remodeled with
laundry. $575/weekly, $1,975/monthly. 941-807-5449.
ANNUAL RENTALS: 2BR/2BA home, Anna Maria, $1,350/
month. 2BR/2BA apartment, Anna Maria, $875/month.
Riverfront condo, 2BR/2BA, $1,295/month. 1BR/1BA,
new tile and paint, $775/month. Fran Maxon Real Estate,
OFFICE/RETAIL SPACE: 1,200 sf. FormerWicked Candle.
8819 Cortez Road. 1-800-952-1206.
ISLAND CASTLE: FABULOUS French Normandy home.
4BR/3BA on best beach and quiet street in Anna Maria.
WINTER GETAWAY: 1BR across from beach, newly
remodeled, all appliances, screened porch, Internet,
cable. For pictures, look on www.beachesndreams.net.
LAKESIDE ANNUAL: 2BR/2BA over carport, near beach.
All amenities, washer and dryer, lanai and deck. No pets.
$800/month. First and last. 941-952-1592.
Exquisite Waterfront Condo & "Masterpiece" Penthouse
(Being Sold Separately) For Sale By
Absor Sale Auction
OF ANNA MARIA
No Reserve / No Minimum
Sold to the Highest Bidder Regardless of the Price
Everyone is Welcome
Auctions will be on Saturday February 17, 2007
Previews will begin at 9:00 am, Auctions will be at 10:30 am & 11 am
Built in 2005
3 bd/2 ba, 1,680 s/f under roof- One of a Kind
Fully furnished, Stainless Steel appliances
Separate dining area
Pre-wired for cable/DSL /satellite/plasma TVs
Personal stairs from unit to 2 heated pools, spa
Gulf of Mexico
Beachfront Condo 0
At the B. Beach
Auction Held on Site
1702 Gulf Dr. N Unit A
Bradenton Beach, FL
SAT. FEB. 17th
Fantastic Views of
Gulf & Bay
Key West Style Architecture
Metal Roofw/ exposed Decorative Rafter Tails
Hardie Plank Siding. California Closets
Upgraded GE Profile Stainless Steel Appliances
70 ft of Private Verandas, 3 Bedrooms/3 Baths
Bamboo Flooring, 10 ft Ceilings
Glazed Wood Cabinetry, Granite & Marble
Private Pool, Lush Tropical Landscaping
Private Elevator/Private Garage & Storage Room
... And Much More!
Auction Held on Site
103 5th St S.
Bradenton Beach, FL
SAT. FEB. 17th
103 5th Street South, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL
For More Info: David Petrantoni
727-638-7879 or 888-520-7272
Brokers Invited to Participate, Call our office for Info.
STerms & Conditions: At the Auction, the winning bidders will be required to place a $20, 000
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AMERICAN HER E deposit with American Heritage Auctioneers, Inc. as escrow agent. Personal checks will be ac-
AUCTIONEERS cepted. The balance will be due at closing within 30 days. The Seller will pay for & provide a
MICHAEL PETERSM 727-7.7272 Title Insurance Policy and convey general warranty Deed. The Seller will pay for the Documen-
........ ,. .. tary Stamps. All prorations will be as of closing day. A 10% buyers premium will be added to
the bid to create the purchase price.
Private Elevator, Enclosed patio, Workout room
Covered/Enclosed garage and storage room
Heavy Duty washer/dryer
Awesome Investment for owner: Currently rented @ $2,300 per week for this winter
1702 Gulf Dr. N. Unit A, Bradenton Beach
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WINTER RENTAL: BRADENTON Beach. 1BR/1 BA condo
on bay, across Gulf Drive to beach. Walk to downtown
Bradenton Beach. Heated pool, turnkey, cable, dish-
washer, and utilities. Three-month minimum, $1,500/
month. No pets or smoking. 407-877-7866, or mokie7@
DEEP DISCOUNT FOR last-minute travel to beautiful
town of Anna Maria. Quaint Island cottage steps to beach.
LAKEFRONT, FISHING, ONE block to beach. Elevated
duplex, enormous 2BR2BA, two-car garage, laundry
area, Sub-Zero refrigerator, Jennaire stove, extra, extra
nice. $1,595/month, yearly. 941-962-4933.
ACTIVE 55-PLUS 2BR/2BA annual rental. Heated pool,
clubhouse. $850/month plus utilities. Call Ursula Stemm
of Century 21 Alliance, 941-778-5352.
ANNA MARIA: VERY attractive remodeled house. 150
feet from Gulf. Several weeks available. Call 941-778-
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Club rental available for January
and February 2007/08. Totally remodeled unit, nonsmok-
ing. Two-week minimum. 813-781-7562.
HOLMES BEACH: Annual 2BR/1BA, large yard, steps to
beach, convenient. $875/month including garbage and
yard service. 941-778-2113.
PREMIER WATERFRONT 2BR/2BA condo in Riviera
Dunes Laguna with 40-foot boat dock. Annual or vaca-
tion rental. Call John Luchkowec, Coldwell Banker, at
WINTER RENTALS: February and March rentals start-
ing at $1,600/month, $750/week. Call Fran Maxon Real
Estate, 941-778-2307. www.franmaxonrealestate.com.
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH large 3BR/2BA duplex.
$1,000/month. First, last and security. 941-778-7812.
ANNUAL PERICO ISLAND: 3BR, unfurnished home with
garage, community pool, tennis courts, clubhouse, and
exercise facilities. $1,650/month plus utilities. Please call
Adele Holland at An Island Place Realty, 941-779-9320
ANNUAL RENTAL IN Cortez Village. 1BR/1BA studio,
beautifully landscaped, decorated and furnished! $900/
month plus utilities. Call Adele Holland at An Island Place
Realty, 941-779-9320 or 941-587-6328.
LONGBOAT KEY: ST. Jude Street north. 2BR/1BA remod-
eled canal house, screened porch, carport. Annual, $995/
AVAILABLE MONDAY, FEB. 12: Sandpiper Mobile Resort.
55-plus, 2BR/1BA. $500 deposit, annual $650/month,
seasonal $1,100/month plus tax. Upgraded, turnkey fur-
nished, carport, laundry and clubhouse. No smoking, no
pets. Bay view. 941-778-9504 or 941-545-8923.
2BR/2BA ANNUAL: $1,300/month. First, last and security,
or 1 BR/1BA annual, $900/month. First, last and security.
Background check, pet OK, heated pool, washer and
dryer, fenced, yard care, cable, no smoking. 201-A Pea-
cock Lane or 202-A Haverkos Court. 941-720-1006.
2BR/2BA CONDO on Anna Maria Island with beautiful
Gulf views. Monthly, weekly or seasonal rentals. 941-721-
Panoramic views of Skyway Bridge and
Tampa Bay with 135-foot seawall, heated pool
and deep-water dock with boat lift. 3BR/3BA,
3,000 sf on two lots in private setting.
Entirely updated. Large master suite added
and kitchen is top of the line in every way.
A short walk to the Gulf. Must see to appreci-
ate. Lots of extras. $2,395,000. Virtual tour at
Call John Zirzow, Agent/Owner
(941) 778-9171 Markey Realty
ANNUAL RENTAL: Brand-new 3BR/2BA, Wisteria Park.
Maintenance-free living. Community pool, cable and
internet, lanai, washer and dryer, two-car garage. $2,500/
month. Northwest Bradenton. 802-295-7613.
CLEAN, TURNKEY 2BR/1BA doublewide mobile home.
55-plus community. Sandpiper Resort #200. $300/week,
VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across from beau-
tiful beach, $375 to $500/week. Winter and spring dates
available. Almost Beach Apartments, (941) 778-2374.
LOOKING FOR 2008? Gorgeous 2BR/2BA house, just
steps to beach. Also available Marchl, 2007. $2,250/
month. Open Sun 3-5pm. 2805 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA ELEVATED Holmes Beach duplex.
Screened porch, deck, covered parking, washer and dryer
hookups. Great location, near beach. $1,100/month. Avail-
able Feb. 1.941-713-5478.
LONG BOAT VILLAGE: 2BR/1BA, updated. $900/week,
$2,500/month. Key Royale home, 3BR/2BA, pool, spa, boat
dock, $990/week, $3,500/month. Perico Bay Club 2BR/2BA
villa, $2,500/month. Real Estate Mart, 941-756-1090.
FURNISHED MOTHER-IN-LAW apartment, canal view
with a large deck, dock and saltwater pool to share.
Apartment has private entrance, bath and kitchenette.
All utilities except telephone included. $350/week or $850/
month. Perfect for a clean and quiet individual! Please
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 941-928-8735. Leave
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RUNAWAY BAY Condos now available GRACIOUS LIVING Must see this ANNA MARIA Spacious 3-4BR/2BA
several or 2BRunits,bayfront, poolside, updated 3BR/3BA condo. Loft over- elevated residence 2,122 sf, open plan,
pond and other views. Some updated. looking great room. Soaring ceilings, wrap around decks and large storage/
Active clubhouse with pool, tennis Separate breakfast room. 40-foot dock workshop areas, near beach and corn-
court, and workout room. On-site rental included. Peggy Henger, 941-383-5577. munitycenter, elevatorready. Sellermoti-
management.941-778-2246. Pricedfrom MLS#332186. $769,000. vated David Moynihan, 941-778-2246.
$314,000 to $499,900. MLS#545531. $575,000.
SWEEPING VIEW of the bay and Skyway.
Bestunitincomplex. Completely renovated
featuring spectacular kitchen, built-in
entertainment center, office area. Many
upscale design amenities. Karen Day,
941-778-2246. MLS#545182. $569,000.
ton 4BR/3BA executive home. Gas heated
pool/spa, gas fireplace, open floor plan. In
our "Clear Choice" program, turnkey pack-
ageavailable. Elli Starrettand Becky Smith,
941-778-2246. MLS#543032. $499,900.
JEWFISH KEY A private island paradise. Elevated cypress
post and beam home on the Intracoastal Waterway. 70-foot
dock. Access by boat only. Anne Miller, 941-778-2246.
ESCAPE TO VILLAS CARISSA! Enjoy this luxurious, private
enclave with the timeless, tropical setting that is Anna Maria
Island. Each residence has an elevator, private pool and
summer kitchen too! Gina and Peter Uliano/The Royal team,
941 -761 -3100. MLS#533139. $1,249,000.
GULF COAST PLAZA Fully leased 8-unit strip center on busy
Cortez Road with 300-foot front, 6,100 sf of building, parking
for 32 cars. Zoned General Commercial. Dave Moynihan,
941-720-0089. MLS#542085. $1,100,000.
CORAL SHORES Sun, swim or go boating from this 3BR/2BA
1,890 sf home. New 14x32-foot pool, dock, covered boat lift, and
more. Anne Miller, 941-778-2246. MLS#535474. $789,000.
MARINERSCOVE Directbayfront, topfloor, 3BR/2BA, 2,000 sf,
gated community, two pools, tennis, elevator, protected deep
water 35-foot boat slip. Peter Mancuso, 941-545-6833 or Dave
Moynihan, 941-720-0089. MLS#543600. $629,900.
WEST BRADENTON TOWNHOUSE
3BR/2.5BAplusden/office in great location
close to G.T Bray Park. Updated 1,500 sf
of living area, large porches and pool. New
roof and exterior siding. David Moynihan,
941-778-2246. MLS#532358. $199,000.
EXCELLENT WATER VIEW! As-is 2BR/2BA in Holmes
Beach on a deep canal close to the bay. Harold Small,
941-778-2246. MLS#537816. $569,000.
LUXURY ABOUNDS in this beautifully decorated studio.
Enjoy sunsets from your balcony, white sand beaches,
lounge at the pool, or enjoy a soothing bath in the Jacuzzi
tub. Unit is like new and is a great rental property. Karen Day,
941-778-2246. MLS#523917. $389,000.
SPANISH MAIN Must see this beautifully maintained
2BR/2BA villa. Bright and sunny. Boating community on
Intracoastal Waterway. Active 55-plus area. Peggy Henger,
941-720-0528 #336593 $339,000.
END UNIT Light, Bright, New! 3BR/2BA Hidden Lake condo,
minutes from beach, vaulted ceilings, screened lanai, one-car
attached garage. Lake view, pool, spa, fitness. Non-evacuation
zone. Penny Bray, 941-778-2246. MLS#523475. $324,900.
RUNAWAYBAYSpacious, unfurnished 2BR/2BA, waiting foryour
Floridatropicallifestyle decor. Association offers many amenities.
Anne E. Miller, 941-778-2246. MLS#533670. $324,900.
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Two private rooms, all accommodations. Walk to best
beaches. $650/month plus utilities. 941-778-2528. Cell,
HOUSE FOR RENT: Annual, Holmes Beach. 3BR/2BA,
newly renovated, bright, spacious. Private boat dock.
ANNUAL 1 BR/1BA FURNISHED, washer and dryer, nice
bay view. $850/month plus deposit. 941-545-7109.
VILLAGE GREEN: MINUTES to beaches. 2BR/2BA, two-
car garage, large screened lanai, good schools, close to
shopping. $1,195/month. 941-720-2804.
MINUTES TO BEACH: Lakeside South, west Bradenton.
Big 3BR/2BA, one-car garage villa. New carpet and appli-
ances, pool, tennis, clubhouse. $1,195/month. Annual.
ANNUAL: HOLMES BEACH second-floor, large
2BR/1 BA. Large balconies, updated tile floors, washer
and dryer. Includes all utilities and cable. $1,100/month.
SEASONAL RENTAL: Sandpiper Inn, 2BR/1BA, available
January, February and March. $2,500/month. Bay views,
walking distance to piers and beautiful Bean Point. Call
Betsy Hills Real Estate, 941-778-2740.
MARCH AND APRIL 2007 vacation rental home now
available. Extend your vacation or book new. Updated,
single-story, 3BR/2BA home near quiet beach. $3,000/
four weeks; $1,000/weekly. Dogs may be allowed.
www.8104Marina.com. 813-818-8314 to reserve.
SEASONAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA home, The Fabulous
Fern House in Anna Maria. Newly remodeled. Close to
piers and beach access. $3,800/month. Call Betsy Hills
Real Estate, 941-778-2740.
GREAT VACATION RENTAL: Single-story, updated
3BR/2BA vacation rental home on quiet, private street.
Now reserving through 2008. In-season rates (December
through Easter week): $2,750/month for three months
or more; $3,000/four weeks; $1000/weekly (no weekly
rentals for February or March). Off-season rates: $100
per night (three-night minimum). Dogs may be allowed.
8314 to reserve.
ANNUAL: HOLMES BEACH. 2BR/2BA, four-car garage.
Two blocks to beach. Pet friendly. $1,400/month. Call 941-
ANNUAL 2BR/1BA, two blocks to beach, one block to
bay. Large kitchen, tile, new carpet, no pets. $810/month.
941-922-2473 or 941-928-3880.
GULFFRONT CONDO: HOLMES Beach. March and
April. Totally remodeled in 2006. Beautifully decorated,
stainless steel appliances, carport, two pools, 1-2 bed-
rooms. $3,000/month. 941-795-5060.
SEASONAL WATERFRONT WITH fishing dock. 1, 2
and 3BR/2BA. Short walk to beach, park. Like-new,
best view on Island. Free kayak, bicycles and canoe.
ANNUAL: BRADENTON BEACH 1BR duplex. Ocean
views from big back yard. Washer and dryer. Nice and
clean. $750/month. 2204 Ave. C., Holmes Beach. 216-
CONDOS FOR RENT: Saturday, Jan. 27 to Feb. 3, 2007.
On the beach at Resort 66. Heated pool, hot tub. $560
per unit. Call Gloria or Jack at 941-778-6811. Unit 2112,
6600 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
1 BR/1BA APARTMENT with patio. Walk to beach. Avail-
able one week in January and February and March.
FOR RENT: 2BR/1BA; Half duplex close to beach, utili-
ties included. Partially furnished. Annual $950/month plus
$950 security deposit, or three-month seasonal, $1,250/
month. Available Feb. 1. 941-704-7729.
SMALL COTTAGE WITH Gulf view directly across from
beach. 1 BR/1 BA plus den. $800/month. 941-866-0224.1201
Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. www.bogeylane.com.
HOLMES BEACH: MONTHLY rental. 2BR/2BA, elevated,
steps to beach. Very nice. $2,000/month. 941-792 8747
SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals. 1 BR/1 BA
or 2BR/1 BA with pool. Walk to beach, shopping, restau-
rants. 941-778-3426. Web site 2spinnakers.com.
WATERFRONT PROPERTY 2BR/2BA open-plan with
great views of Tampa Bay. Canalfront, walking distance
to beach and restaurants. $739,000. 941-779-1512.
FOR SALE BY owner: Best value on the Island! 2BR/2BA,
one-car garage, gourmet kitchen, new windows, updated
baths and more. Two blocks from beach. $615,000. 941-
778-8677. 406 Bay Palms Drive, Holmes Beach.
3BR/2BA: One bedroom used as a den/office/playroom,
enclosed lanai, tiled with carpeted bedrooms. 1,400 sf,
county water/sewer, citrus trees, near Brentwood school
in Sarasota. Reduced to $274,900.941-379-4196 or 941-
BAYVIEW AND CANALFRONT with pool. 2BR/2BA open
plan, new kitchen. Totally upgraded. Dock, three davits.
Owner motivated. Not a drive-by, must see inside! By
owner. Call Herb Dolan, 941-705-4454. 404 21st Place.
LOT FOR SALE: One block to Gulf. 50x100 feet, cleared.
$539,000. 215 71st St., Holmes Beach. 941-778-4036.
ALMOST ISLAND HOME: Adorable 1BR/1BA. Brand
new furnished, bay windows with water view. Hurricane
Force-3 manufactured home. One mile from Anna Maria
Island and one block from Intracoastal Waterway with
new marina and boat ramp. Land owned. Home owner's
association optional. $159,900. 941-224-6521.
TRIPLEX: IDEAL LOCATION WITH great appeal. Beau-
tifully updated and maintained, new roof, turnkey fur-
nished. Beach access just steps away, bay views, boat
dock, ample parking, great income rental. Room for a
pool. Convenient to restaurants and shopping. $875,000.
111 8th St. S., Bradenton Beach. Bridget Spies, ReMax
Properties, 941-308-6763. MSL# 313022.
WEST BRADENTON: OPEN noon-4pm Sunday. Six
months condo fees paid! Free-standing, private three-
bedroom upgraded condo with two-car garage, new lanai.
Call for details, 941-792-0763. $309,900. 5605 Whippor-
will Ct. off 59th Street West, Tanglewood.
OPEN HOUSE: 1-4pm Sunday: New home, 3,746 sf 3-
4BR/3BA, granite/cherry kitchen, three screened veran-
das. $829,000. Horizon Realty, 941-725-7000. 303 58th
St., Holmes Beach.
BY OWNER, PURCHASE or lease: Manatee river-
front condo, 2BR/2BA, beautiful views, pool, gated,
covered parking, fitness. $325,000 or $1,050/month.
NEW LAKEFRONT CONDOS: Low $300s. Minutes to
beach, no flood, evacuation zone. Hidden Lake Real Estate,
ISLAND CANAL LOT: 75x100 feet, new dock, priced to
sell quickly. Below market and appraised value, $550,000.
Call Jake, 941-544-7786. 108 Gull Drive, Anna Maria.
BRADENTON BEACH: 2BR/2BA elevated with covered park-
ing. View of bay from large covered porch. Only two blocks to
Gulf, great neighborhood. $350,000.941-778-3875.
FOR SALE BY owner: Deep-water canal ranch, $550,000.
Nicely remodeled with granite countertops, tile flooring,
and more. Call Scott Wheeler at 614-207-7878, or e-mail
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BY OWNER: 2BR/1.5BA condo. West of Gulf Drive,
two pools, covered parking. $399,999. 863-412-2612.
www.cflrealestateonline.com/condo. 5400 Gulf Drive,
DIRECT WATERFRONT: Latchkey. 65A Cortez Park,
Avenue D. 941-779-CAIN.
NON-EVACUATION/NON-flood area: 3BR/2BA, two-car
garage. Village Green, quiet street, minutes to beaches,
shopping, doctors, hospitals. Tile floors, bedrooms car-
peted, screened lanai. $297,000. 941-794-1640.
GULFFRONT CONDOS: 3BR/2BA, 2BR/2BA, 1 BR/1BA
with breathtaking views. Pools, Jacuzzi, walk to shops
and restaurants. Available weekly, monthly, seasonal.
901-301-8299, or e-mail email@example.com.
BRAND NEW 2BR/2BA villa with garage. Only $89/month
fee. $225,000. Bill, 941-518-9300.
RENT-TO-OWN: 2BR1BA, west Bradenton, newly remod-
eled. $995/month. www.44smart.com. 941-447-6278.
LOT: 57.75X114 FEET. One block from beach. $520,000.
Call 941-779-4505 or 941-778-4246. 125 Neptune Lane,
MOTIVATED SELLER: ANNA Maria City. 4BR/3BA ele-
vated home. 2,220 sf living area, 4,380 sf air conditioned
under roof. Zoned single-family. Residential office, retail,
compare at over $725,000. Offers. 941-773-0706.
CPR: DON'T STRESS out over your property manage-
ment fees. Low rates and tiered services. Now accepting
new rental properties. Call Suzanne, 941-962-0971, or
PERICO BAY CLUB: 3BR/2BA with full bay views! Granite
countertops, 20-inch porcelain tile, carpet, custom clos-
ets, plantation shutters, designer furnishings and more.
$575,000. 859-264-8644. firstname.lastname@example.org.
OPEN HOUSE: 1-4pm Sunday, Jan. 28. Perico Island by
owner. Single 3BR/2BA home, beautifully decorated and
maintained. Wide-open views overlooking preserve from
heated, caged pool. Buyers agents, 3 percent. $472,000.
WONDERFUL BRADENTON BEACH home: 6BR/4BA,
1.5 blocks from beach. Over 4,000 sf, garage, carport,
patio with option to duplex. Live-in or rent. $720,000. 941-
CANAL HOME: PRIME location, listed thousands under
appraised value, 3BR/3BA, dock, boatlift, new seawall,
large lot. $830,000. Weichert Realtors, Richard Taylor,
BRADENTON BEACH BY owner: 2BR/2BA end unit with
full Gulf views. Kitchen has stainless-steel appliances,
granite counters, nice turnkey furnished. Two large bal-
conies. Amenities include boat docks, tennis court, pool
with spa. $629,000.941-388-5238.
LARGE, DIRECT BAYFRONT LOT on Anna Maria Island,
unobstructed waterfront, $1,150,000. Michael Saunders
& Company, 941-918-0010. For direct information, 1-800-
539-1486, ext. 2093.
HOLMES BEACH CUTE Gulf cottage on 50x100-foot lot
two blocks from beach. For sale by owner at lot value.
Reduced! $409,900. 949-813-4900.
RUNAWAY BAY #222: 1BR/1BA heated pool, tennis
courts, shuffleboard, fitness room, laundry facilities, Gulf
access, turnkey furnished. $329,900. 941-778-9378.
HISTORIC LONGBEACH VILLAGE Executive-style beach
cottage on the beautiful north end of Longboat Key. This
3BR/3BA, two-stall garage, open floor plan, large caged
pool is situated on three lots at 7060 Poinsettia Ave. and
is offered at $695,000. Call or come by. 941-780-7060
and 941-926-8338. Brokers protected.
WATERFRONT HOME IN Holmes Beach. 3BR/2BA, one-
car garage, classic Island-style single-story with lots of
Florida pine, vaulted ceilings and built-ins. Spectacular
view of Anna Maria Sound and Intracoastal Waterway
from lanai. On end of canal with two docks and no bridges
to Gulf. Sailor's dream. $799,000. 941-726-9104.
BRADENTON 2BR HOUSE: Large lot, lanai, attached
garage with opener, available immediately. 3504 46th Ave.
Drive W. $206,000. 941-704-7729.
PRE-FORECLOSURE SALE: $525,000. My loss is your
gain! Selling $50,000 below purchase price. 3BR/2BA
beautiful home, recently remodeled and redecorated on
quiet drive. 413 Bay Palms Drive. Contact owner/broker,
Fisher Real Estate Inc. 941-932-0480.
AWESOME LOCATION: DUPLEX on large lot, includes
well-known Island architect's plans for complete remodel
and expansion. 203 69th St., Holmes Beach. Shown by
appointment only. $885,000. 941-704-7729.
BY OWNER: 4BR/2BA, two-car garage, cul-de-sac.
2,245 sf, non-flood/non-evacuation zone, fenced back-
yard, screened porch. Northwest Bradenton, Azalea Park.
BEST BUY TOWNHOUSE: Boat dock and heated pool.
$279,900. Real Estate Mart, 941-756-1090.
KEY ROYALE HOME: Tastefully remodeled 3BR/2BA,
family room, pool, spa, boat dock. $100,000 below
appraisal. $819,000. Call owner. Fred, 941-356-1456.
DUPLEX: DON'T LETthis one slip by.Turnkey furnished
2BR/2BA each side. Modern block construction. Big,
enclosed garage and storage. Prime location one block
from beach. $498,600. Call Fred, cell, 941-356-1456. Real
Estate Mart, 941-756-1090.
VILLAS AT PALMA Sola Trace model now open! Come
by today to see the best value in west Bradenton. Just
minutes to the beaches! Pricing from $299,900! Call 941 -
794-6101 or stop by the model at 3803 Bridlecrest Lane
on 75th Street between Manatee Avenue and Cortez
DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDO at Club Bamboo South.
Incredible Gulf view, all new everything, onsite manage-
ment, nightly rentals, pool, elevator and more. Priced way
under market! $445,000. George, 312-321-7501.
ISLANDER'S RETREAT: 2BR Gulfwatch condo with
peek-a-boo view of the Gulf, comfortably decorated and
truly turnkey furnished, encouraging a relaxing Island life-
style. $374,900. Please, call Kimberly Roehl, PA, Michael
Saunders & Company. 941-447-9988.
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3BR/2BA plus den and two-car garage, low $300s.
2BR/2BA plus den and two-car garage, high $200s. High
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BOATER'S PARADISE AND BEAUTIFUL CONDO
40-foot dock on sailboat canal. Spacious 3BR/2BA, designer
kitchen, water views from every window. Smuggler's
Landing #204. 4109 129th St., Cortez. $649,900
COME SEE OPEN HOUSE
CHAR HANSFORD 941-745-0407
T Dolly Young Real Estate 941-778-0807
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NEW PRICE! 10-PLUS acres, $299,000! Upscale, eques-
trian, gated community! 200-year-old oaks. Established
lush pastures. Paved private roads, underground utilities.
Two miles from HITS! Excellent financing! Call 868-352-
2249, ext. 1156.
VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS: Large five-acre tracts along
very wide trout stream with private elevated homesites.
Secluded, great view, trees, nearby river, $59,500. Owner,
WATERFRONT BARGAINS! One- to seven-acre water-
fronts in Alabama from $49,900. Boat to Gulf of Mexico!
Beautifully wooded, panoramic water views, trophy fishing
and hunting. Next to state parks. County road frontage,
utilities, county water. Excellent financing. Must see. Call
now, 800-564-5092, ext. 527.
SABAL HARBOUR Perfect Off Island Escape!
4/2 3-park, 2,500+sf. Time2Buy! $374,500.
ISLAND BEACHY BAR BUSINESS
BAYOU Best water views, 2/1. Negotiable $365,000
KINGSFIELD LAKES 4/2/3 huge lot. 2,400+sf.
VILLAGER Roomy 2/2 end unit villa, carport. $125.900
MARINERS COVE Full bay, dolphins play, 2,100+sf,
TKF, 3/2 plus protected 35' boat slip! $760,000
Call Laura E. McGeary PA
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, Inc
REAL ESTATE LLC
OLD FLORIDA ANNA MARIA NEAR BEACH
3BR/1.5BA Cracker cottage plus separate studio apartment.
West of Gulf Dr. Just steps to finest beach! $848,000.
HOLMES BEACH WATERFRONT
3BR/2BA home. Tile, pavers, fence, room for pool, new dock,
direct access to Tampa Bay. $699,900.
KEY WEST WATERFRONT
4BR/3BA spectacular home with gorgeous view ofBimini Baywith
9,000 lb. boat lift! $1,700,000.
GULF PLACE CONDO
2BR/2BA turnkey furnished, large master suite with Jacuzzi tub,
screened porch, heated pool, tennis. $969,900.
ANNA MARIA CONTEMPORARY
4BR/2BA open plan, vaulted ceiling, elevator, four-car garage.
Bamboo flooring, turnkey furnished. Near beach. $1,350,000.
PLAYA ENCANTADA TOWNHOUSE
2BR/2.5BA turnkey furnished with direct view of Gulf New
kitchen, tile, heated pool, tennis, garage. $899,900.
BAY PALMS WATERFRONT HOME
3BR/2BA canalfront. Private dock Direct access to Tampa Bay
and Intracoastal Waterway. $619,000.
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS CONDO
2BR/2BA turnkey furnished, tennis, heated pool, water view, near
shopping, library and restaurants. $389,000.
WATERS EDGE CONDO 2BR/2BA Direct Gulffront. $959,900.
GULF PLACE CONDOS Turnkey furnished. From $869,900.
KEY ROYALE WATERFRONT POOL HOME. $1,695,000.
SARASOTABAYFRONT PARADISE 3BR/2.5BA, $1,124,900.
FLAMINGO CAYWATERFRONT -3BR/2BA, pool. $859,000.
RIVERVIEWBOULEVARD CAPE COD 3BR/2BA. $529,900.
SHOREWALK CONDOS 2BR/2BA turnkey from $175,000.
TRADEWINDS RESORTVILLA- IBR/IBA, Pool. $325,900.
KEY ROYALE BAYFRONT 3BR/2.5BA, Dock $2,400,000.
WILDEWOOD SPRINGS CONDO 2BR/2BA, Patio. $349,900.
SUN PLAZAWEST CONDOS 2BR/2BA. From $675,000.
GULF PLACE CONDO 3BR/2BA direct Gulfview. $995,000.
PERIWINKLE COTTAGE 2BR, Close to Beach. $649,900.
RUNAWAY BAY CONDO IBR/I BA Water view. $349,000.
SEASIDE BEACH HOUSE CONDO Direct Gulfview. $799,900.
ANNUAL and SEASONAL
779-0202 (800) 732-6434
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REAL ESTATE LLC
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 www.suncoastinc.com
LARGE POND, INCREDIBLE mountain views. 1,200 feet
of mountain stream, 17-acres, $239,900. Possibly the
greatest mountain views anywhere! Build overlooking your
very own private pond. All useable, easy access. Only one
with pond. Call owner directly now, 877-777-4837.
SPORTSMAN'S PARADISE: Directly adjoining 700,000-
acre national forest, 16-plus acres, $143,500. Unlimited
hunting, hiking, camping and trophy trout fishing all in your
back yard. New release! Hurry, only one! 877-777-4837.
SOUTH CENTRAL FLORIDA. Owner says sell! Five
acres, $99,000. 50 percent below recent certified
appraisal. Unbelievable opportunity to own five acres of
meadows and woods in excellent location. 50 percent
off recent appraisal!! Great financing. Call now, 866-352-
2249, ext. 1097.
270-DEGREE UNOBSTRUCTED, 40-mile mountain
views, state-road frontage, eight acres, $114,800. Build
your dream cabin with direct 40-mile mountain views all
around you. Private ownership to direct national forest
access and stocked trout stream. Ready to build. Call
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243 17TH ST. N, BRADENTON BEACH CLUB Runs from Gulf to Bay in the heart of Anna Maria Island.
Darling turnkey furnished 3BR/2BA townhouse with private elevator and garage, offers beach access and two
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24071 JENNINGS ROAD Beautiful views of BRADENTON-19600 E STATE ROAD 64
Lake Manatee from this open 3BR/2BA home EPICUREANS TAKE NOTE! Old Mission
on 6+ fenced acres in park like setting directly Vineyard, unique home on 20 acres with mature
on the lake. Great fresh water fishing and grapes and spring-fed stream. $1,299,000
715 89TH CT, MAHOGANY BAY, NW
BRADENTON New custom Kendar Home
4BR/3BA on quiet cul-de-sac. Great family home,
sweeping verandah's, 3 car garage and many
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6200 FLOTILLA,#268. WESTBAY POINT 5208 RIVERVIEW BLVD 1.93 acres on
MOORINGS. All new carpet and paint, 2nd Manatee River with 250 linear feet on the river.
floor end unit with water view. Great deal. Two buildable lots or one magnificent estate.
least expensive unit offered $374,000 Dock in place, bring the boat. $3,300,000
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