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Insurance: Questions raised about governor's rate freeze
By Molly McCartney
Here's another twist in the ongoing insurance
Worried that the insurance industry might try to
find a way around the new insurance reform law, Gov.
Charlie Crist persuaded the Florida Cabinet to pass an
emergency rule last week to prevent cancellations and
rate hikes through the end of the hurricane season.
'We've seen over and over again where this indus-
try will take advantage of people," the governor said.
But the sudden and surprising Cabinet action has
triggered a round of questions from policyholders who
received cancellation notices before the freeze but who
have not yet lost their coverage.
They want to know whether the freeze helps
These questions had both state representatives
from Manatee County scrambling over the weekend
to get answers for constituents about the impact of the
Rep. Ron Reagan said he had asked the state's
Office of Insurance Regulation to get answers for him
so he could respond to the questions he was getting.
'This is a huge issue, and I need more information
on what it means, Reagan said.
The same questions came up Wednesday night at
a Bradenton meeting hosted by Manatee County Com-
missioner Jane von Hahmann where state Rep. Bill Gal-
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Trail draws residents' ire due to pine tree removal
By Paul Roat
Construction began last week on the long-anticipated
Coquina Beach Trail, a meandering 8-foot-wide asphalt
pathway that will run along the west side of Gulf Drive
between the parking lots and beach from Fifth Street
South to the Longboat Bridge in Bradenton Beach.
And nearby residents are fuming.
Manatee County has taken the lead in the 1.3-
mile-long project, and preliminary plans called for the
removal of some 40 Australian pine trees to make way
for the path.
However, residents said that at least 66 trees have
been removed, and they said that it appears that 90
pines are earmarked for removal and most of them
appear to be along Cortez Beach, denuding the shady
'The charm of the area is in the Australian pines,"
said Gail Blackmore, who with her husband Robin
lives on Ninth Street South. "It seems sad. They aren't
native, but there are lots of things in Florida that aren't
'We're upset about the removal of the pines," said
Robin Blackmore. 'Could it be possible to adjust the
path so those not in danger of falling could be retained?"
he asked the Bradenton Beach City Commission last
Probably not, said Mayor John Chappie.
'This has been in the planning stages for several
years," he said. "Some of the trees will be replaced
with cabbage palms, native plants, and they're trying
not to take down a lot of the pines, especially at Cortez
Chappie said he would contact the Manatee County
Parks and Recreation Department to see if a path re-
alignment could keep more of the trees.
Manatee County Parks Project Manager Tom Yarger
said original plans called for 37 pines to be removed. He
confirmed that 66 trees would have to be taken down.
"Not all of the trees are in the Cortez Beach area," he
said, "but a lot of them are, unfortunately."
He said that the trail configuration was somewhat
constrained, and to keep parking at the public beach,
the extra tree removal was required.
However, Yarger said he hoped to draw trees from
a special "tree trust fund" within Manatee County to
replace native Florida shade trees in the areas where
the pines have been removed after the project has been
Billy Hay Excavating is doing the work, which
besides the path will include bike racks, water foun-
tains, benches, bollards and rope in some locations to
keep vehicles and pathway patrons separated.
Cost of the project has been estimated to be about
Workers with Billy Hay Excavating were busy last week removing Australian pine trees from Cortez Beach in
preparation of a multi-use trail that will be constructed from Fifth Street South to the Longboat Bridge in Bra-
denton Beach. Residents have objected to the number of trees "sacrificed." Islander Photo: Paul Roat
2 0 FEB. 7. 2007 0 THE ISLANDER
Anna Maria Elementary bids Hayes farewell
By Diana Bogan
Anna Maria Elementary School students packed the
auditorium Wednesday, Jan. 31, for a surprise celebra-
tion for Principal Kathy Hayes, who has left AME for
Gullet Elementary School.
Hayes had just returned from a school district
lunch when she was called to the auditorium on an
"emergency," having no idea students and staff had
assembled there to end her last day with a special
As Hayes entered, students holding signs saying
"Goodbye" written in more than 400 languages
greeted her. Taking a seat center stage, Hayes was
greeted by AME School Advisory Committee Chair-
person Michael Pierce and AME Parent-Teacher
Organization President Shannon Dell, who made brief
Pierce noted that Hayes has been a wonderful multi-
tasker, someone who can "wear out a Blackberry [cell
Hugs and good wishes
Each AME student cast a wish for Principal Kathy Hayes during a farewell celebration held Wednesday, Jan.
31. Each student was given a piece of sea glass to wish upon and place inside a large vase containing some sand
and a candle to remind Hayes, who transferred Feb. 1 to Gullet Elementary School, of her time on the Island.
Good luck, good-bye
Anna Maria Elementary School students surprised
Principal Kathy Hayes with a farewell celebration
Jan. 31, her last day at the Island school. As Hayes
entered the auditorium, she was greeted by a sea of
posters with "Goodbye" written in more than 400
languages. Islander Photos: Diana Bogan
phone]," he joked, and that she has helped the school
achieve "one great thing after another."
Dell extended her appreciation on behalf of the
PTO. "You have been a great leader and role model.
You've left an imprint that will not soon be forgotten,"
she told Hayes.
Hayes' new school is located in east Manatee
County, and she has said that, "although her heart is
going out east, her toes remain in the sand."
To remind her of time spent at AME, students and
staff filled a large vase containing sand and a candle
with sea glass, shells and trinkets shaped like stars and
fish each representing "a wish" they made for her
that will glow when the candle is lit.
As students filed out of the auditorium, they gave
Hayes a farewell hug and a handmade card.
THE ISLANDER U FEB. 7, 2007 E 3
Insurance reform steps taken
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
vano was talking about the new insurance legislation.
Several people in the audience said they received can-
cellation notices from Allstate only a few days before
the freeze was imposed on Jan. 30. They wanted to
know if they will be able to keep their policies or if
they will have to find new coverage.
Cancellation notices are typically sent out 30 or
more days before the policy coverage ends.
Galvano told his audience that he would have to
find out the details of the Cabinet freeze before he
could say how it impacted an individual policyholder.
He promised to research the issue and get back in touch
with those policyholders.
At press time, The Islander was also waiting for
Reagan has a powerful new position
As the new chairman of the powerful House Jobs
and Entrepreneurship Council, Reagan now oversees
several House committees, including insurance, utilities
and business regulation.
In an interview with The Islander newspaper on
Friday, he said he is already working on insurance
issues for the general session of the Legislature, which
begins March 5 in Tallahassee.
Reagan said he expects to spend most weekdays in
Tallahassee for the next three months, until the session
ends in early May. He estimates that 25 to 30 percent
of his time will be devoted to insurance issues. But he
is not complaining about the extra hours.
"I am pretty excited," he said. "The speaker, Marco
Rubio, gave me a great opportunity."
Reagan replaces state Rep. Don Brown of DeFu-
niak Springs, who recently resigned as chair of the
House Jobs and Entrepreneurship Council.
Brown has been reported as saying he was asked
Both Brown and Reagan are insurance agents.
The difference is that Reagan supported the reforms
approved by the special session. Brown opposed them.
Brown also played a key role in pushing through the
2006 insurance package that resulted in record-high rate-
hike requests, including the proposal by Citizens Prop-
erty Insurance Corp. to impose a 767 percent increase
on its commercial customers on Anna Maria Island. That
proposal was overturned in the 2007 insurance law.
Although Brown no longer chairs the Jobs and
Entrepreneurship Council, he still has plenty of legis-
lative muscle as the chair of the House Insurance Com-
mittee, the position that Reagan held before he was
named to replace Brown.
'Very happy' about insurance reforms
Reagan, who questioned some of the reforms when
the special session began but then helped push the pack-
age through the Legislature, said he is "very happy"
with the final product.
He said he was most proud of the contributions that
he personally made in restructuring the Florida Hur-
ricane Catastrophe Fund, also known as the Cat Fund,
to provide more cheap reinsurance for companies, with
the requirement that they pass the savings on to their
"That in itself opens more capacity in the market,"
Reagan said that he is optimistic that the insurance
companies now operating in Florida will remain in the
state, despite rumblings by some industry officials who
warned that the new Florida laws were too tough on
Everyone is welcome to a town meeting with
state Rep. Bill Galvano, who will speak on insur-
ance Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Cafe on the Beach
at the Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive,
The Islander newspaper is co-sponsoring the
meeting with the Anna Maria Island Kiwanis Club,
which will begin its regular meeting at 8:30 a.m.
inside the Cafe on the Beach.
Galvano, a Republican legislator representing
Anna Maria Island and western Manatee, is sched-
State Rep. Ron
Reagan of Bra-
denton has been
appointed to a more
powerful job in the
an. and will have more
l influence over state
insurers and would drive them away.
"What I'm hearing is overall good news," Reagan
said. "It doesn't look like a mass exodus. There are a
lot of [insurance] people crunching their numbers to see
what savings they might be able to give policyholders
and companies looking to see if they will be financially
solid and able to stay. Right now it looks good. "
He said there are a "couple of companies who are a
little worried and evaluating their situation, but if they
can buy reinsurance from the state at a lower price, it
will work out for them."
Reagan said the special session had one mission
- rate relief. "And I believe we succeeded."
The session was especially good news for poli-
cyholders with Citizens, he said, because of the roll-
ing back of its rate increases for January and its rate
increase proposal for March.
'Pay now or pay later'
Reagan described the new insurance legislation as
a worthwhile gamble.
"If the wind doesn't blow this summer, the governor
is a hero," he said. "If it blows, then we go back and make
sure we have proper reserves to pay claims and make sure
we spread the assessment over the entire state."
Here is how he described the change in legislative
attitudes this year as compared to last year:
"What we said last year was that Citizens had to
be sound and build reserves and be able to pay claims.
Now we are saying that it doesn't have to be actuarially
sound for big storms because we will take the risk that
the assessment, if there is a storm, will be spread over
the entire state."
Reagan said he believes the Legislature this year
had the right approach.
"We are taking a chance, but we are keeping pre-
miums low and, if we need assessments, we will assess
after the fact and I think that is worthwhile.
"We are letting people hold onto their money for
now, and we will pay for it later, if necessary.
More home mitigation efforts
The Windstorm Mitigation Study Committee -
which was created by the new insurance legislation --
will hold its first meeting from 9 a.m. to3 p.m. Thursday,
Feb. 7, in the Senate Office Building in Tallahassee.
The eight-member committee is supposed to expand
and improve hurricane mitigation efforts in Florida. The
point of all this is to find short- and long-term means to
make homes more resistant to damage from hurricanes
and other windstorms.
That will help efforts to hold down insurance rates
in the future, legislators said.
A final committee report is due by March 6. To
learn more about the committee, its duties and upcom-
ing meetings, visit the Web site, www.fldfs.com/Wind-
The Web site details the range of issues that the
study committee will consider.
uled to speak at 9 a.m. There will be a question-and-
answer session following his remarks.
Everyone is welcome to attend to get the latest
news on the wind pool, Citizens Property Insurance
Corp. and the measures taken to resolve the state's
insurance crisis, as well as a preview of what to
expect from the Florida Legislature in its upcoming
The Islander will provide refreshments. The
public can attend both meetings or arrive shortly
before 9 a.m. for Galvano's presentation.
Burglar thwarted, arrested
in Anna Maria
Aman charged with a morning burglary was appre-
hended and charged Sunday in Anna Maria City.
A female resident of a home in the 100 block of
Cedar Avenue stepped outside for a few minutes at
about 8:45 a.m. and, upon her return, noticed that her
purse had been disturbed, according to Manatee County
Sheriff's Office Sgt. John Kenney.
The woman then spotted a man on a bicycle in her
driveway. She confronted him, but he pedaled away
and she immediately called 911.
Officers stopped the man in Holmes Beach, Kenney
said. The suspect gave a false name, but was later iden-
tified as William Reed, 34, of Holmes Beach, by Dep.
Forget LBK-AMI detours for
late-night travel for now
Despite threats for weeks that the bridge between Anna
Maria Island and Longboat Key would be closed late at
night, the access will remain open for at least a while.
Florida Department of Transportation officials said
that some unforeseen problems with repairs to the pilings
of the bridge will stymie contractors for several weeks.
The pilings that were scheduled for replacement are
too firmly settled for removal or replacement. In other
words, the piles are stuck and won't come out.
No bridge closures are scheduled in the near future
as DOT and contractors work out a solution to the sticky
problem, according to the DOT.
Privateers' market Saturday
The Anna Maria Island Privateers will host a
"Thieves Market" Saturday, Feb. 10, at Coquina
Beach at the southern end of the Island.
It will run from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. with vary-
ing vendors selling everything from food to crafts
to art to soda to trash and treasures, including the
Privateers own fresh-roasted corn on the cob for
Proceeds will go to the civic organization's
scholarship and youth programs.
Details may be obtained by calling 778-0181.
Anna Maria City
Feb. 6, 2 p.m., special city commission meeting to
approve mold remediation expense of $4,500 at Hol-
mes Beach City Hall.
Feb. 8, 6:45 p.m., special city commission meeting at
Holmes Beach City Hall.
Feb. 8, 7 p.m., city commission work session at Hol-
mes Beach City Hall.
Feb. 13, 6:30 p.m., environmental education and en-
hancement committee meeting, Belle Haven Cottage.
Feb. 13, 7 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting,
Holmes Beach City Hall CANCELED.
Anna Maria City Hall is temporarily housed at Island
Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria
Feb. 7, 5 p.m., town hall meeting on parking.
Feb. 8, 5 p.m., planning and zoning board work ses-
sion on review of future land-use map.
Feb. 15, 1 p.m., city commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
Feb. 7, 5 p.m., parks and beautification committee
Feb. 13, 7 p.m., city commission meeting -
Feb. 15, 10 a.m., code enforcement board meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
Feb. 10, 9 a.m., special presentation by state Rep.
Bill Galvano on insurance at the regular Anna Maria
Island Kiwanis Club meeting, Cafe on the Beach,
Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. The public is invited and a question-and-an-
swer session will follow. The event is co-sponsored
by The Islander newspaper.
Galvano town meeting
on insurance set for Saturday
4 E FEB. 7, 2007 U THE ISLANDER
SevenShores to Islanders: 'Come see us'
By Rick Catlin
St. Joe's SevenShores condominium project on north
Perico Island is on schedule, said Joe Romanowski, St.
Joe's regional sales and project manager, and the com-
pany is anticipating a normal winter sales season.
Fact is, said Romanowski, the company has done
little advertising of SevenShores since it opened its
sales office on Perico Island last April, but has still
taken deposits on 10 units. The company hasjust started
a local marketing and advertising campaign aimed
at letting the Bradenton and Tampa Bay areas know
what's available at the project. And Romanowski is
more than happy to invite Islanders and any Island real
estate agent with an interested client to the sales office
for a personal inspection tour.
"We definitely are going to co-broke with any Island
real estate agent," he said emphatically.
And he's extremely optimistic that the upcoming
winter sales season for Island real estate will be much
better than last year's season. A veteran of the local real
estate industry, he noted that the sales boom of 2004-05
was somewhat "abnormal" for the Island.
But with SevenShores coming on the market with
"value" condominiums priced in the $540,000 range,
Romanowski forecasts a solid sales season. Prices at
SevenShores are "right where we want them to be and
we're offering excellent value."
The SevenShores "value," said Romanowski, is that
the smallest unit is a two-bedroom, two-bath waterfront
condominium with a den and 1,660 square feet of living
space. That, he said, is pretty hard to beat anywhere on
Even with no advertising, SevenShores has taken
deposits on 10 units in its first building. "We're very
comfortable with that figure, especially without any
marketing of the property until recently." However,
Romanowski is candid about the market for Seven-
"If you want to move in right now, we can't do it.
But if someone wants to live on a beautiful island in
a grand setting and is willing to wait, this is the ideal
place to be. It's worth the wait."
But is it a "hard sell" when there's no model avail-
able to show a prospective buyer?
"That's always a great debate in selling a condo-
minium," he observed, but no condominium project
builds a model. People who put up a deposit on a unit
now are "visionaries" and will hold "great value in
being in the first building."
Just how long the "wait" for construction of the first
Last of the breed
A lone boat is all that remains for sale at the Perico Harbor Marina. The dry storage marina in the background will
be torn down by the St. Joe Co. and a 126-space wet-slip marina constructed in its place. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
building to start is still unknown. Romanowski said he
had no definite time frame when that construction will
begin, but St. Joe will "do it right."
While completion of the inland lake is targeted for
the end of March, water and sewer lines are still being
installed and road construction has yet to begin. When
the roads are finished, said Romanowski, the company
will start construction of the first building.
"But we are right on schedule with the lake. There's
justno hard date set for the start of the building and any time
frame is adjustable," he said. St Joe's won'thurry anything
just for the sake of getting something in the ground.
"We're builders of towns and resorts. We're place
makers and we do it right," he pledged.
The first building will house 40 units and subse-
quent construction will be done in phases as each build-
ing reaches a certain stage of sales.
Romanowski also noted that St. Joe has purchased
the Perico Harbor Marina and plans to turn it into a wet-
slip facility, but no decision on when construction will
start has yet been made. The dry-storage will be torn
down, he said, and replaced with a suitable structure.
"We're keeping our options open on whether it will
be a private marina or open to the public," he said.
Romanowski didn't shy away from the fact that the
project was a bit controversial when first proposed eight
years ago, but it's been two years since final approval of
the plan by both Manatee County and the Island cities.
All legal issues have been settled and there's no point
in rehashing old arguments, he said.
"It's time to move forward. We plan to be an inte-
gral part of the Island community and good neighbors
and we'd like to invite Islanders to come see what we're
doing. I think people will be surprised to find we're
developing an environmentally friendly community."
SevenShores is being built on a former fruit farm,
so there's no destruction of native vegetation or major
earth moving. Mangroves aren't being torn out, no arti-
ficial beaches created and SevenShores will maintain
large tracts of trees with walking trails and nature paths,
he pointed out.
Romanowski reiterated his willingness to work
with Island real estate agents.
"I'd like to invite any real estate agent to come
visit our sales office and take a tour of the property.
I think this is going to be a good season for everyone
in real estate and we can only help each other," said
Romanowski. St. Joe, he noted, has been in Florida for
quite some time and has a reputation for quality.
When completed, the entire SevenShores proj-
ect will have 686 units in 13 mid-rise buildings built
around the inland lake.
By Rick Catlin
Property sales onAnna Maria Island could be poised
for a spectacular winter season if the results of an infor-
mal survey of Island real estate offices done by Mike
Norman Realty in Holmes Beach are put into effect.
More than 90 percent of the agents surveyed agreed
that while Island real estate asking prices might be too
high some say between 20 to 25 percent if sellers
drop their prices accordingly, it may spark sales activ-
ity. In other words, the Island could easily be headed
to a buyer's market.
Several agents said they've already discussed a lower
asking price with their sellers and many have agreed. One
agent noted that as soon as the asking price on a canal-
front property he listed dropped significantly, a "near riot"
of offers were received and the property quickly sold.
Other agents said that while Gulffront property
always sells over time, other sellers in the market should
understand that the boom years of 2004-05 are over and
it's time to take a realistic approach to property values.
Another agent noted that investors are back in the
Island real estate game and looking for good values.
One agent said it's a matter of educating the selling
public to regenerate sales on the Island.
"We need to advise our listers what the realistic
price would be, based on recent values," said the agent
in the survey.
Quite a number of owners have put property on
the market at an inflated price "just to see if they get
an offer," said another agent surveyed.
"I advise my clients that if they aren't serious about
selling, don't list their property. For the serious seller,
I try to give them a realistic figure," he said.
A good piece of advice for a seller is that if the prop-
erty has been on the market for more than six months
without an offer, the seller should reduce the price to "get
in the game" or remove the property from the market.
"I'm really encouraged by the survey," said
Norman. "If sellers drop their asking price to a realis-
tic figure, I think we're going to see a big turnaround.
We've already seen one property get flooded with offers
when the asking price was reduced. It's just a question
of having a realistic asking price."
And that's not to say that everyone won't come
away happy with a sale when an asking price drops.
Norman noted that the buyer who bought Island real
estate in 2004 can still expect a considerable return on
that investment today if the list price is reasonable.
One agent, however, cautioned that the property
tax issue also needs to be addressed to boost real estate
sales. The Florida Legislature is expected to discuss all
issues of taxation and insurance.
An Island group known as Citizens Against Run-
away Taxation and headed by Holmes Beach resident
Don Schroder has enlisted the aid of state Rep. Bill Gal-
vano and state Sen. Mike Bennett to present the Island's
tax problems at the upcoming legislative session.
students in kin-
visited last Friday
by Captain Con-
as Florida Power
and Light's "hearty
- if not handsome
- harborer of home
Through music and
tion, he inducted
AME into his "elite
team" known as
them the impor-
tance of turning off
energy sources not
in use and shut-
ting things tight to
avoid energy waste.
Island real estate ready to
boom if prices drop
THE ISLANDER U FEB. 7, 2007 E 5
As residents impacted by the storms Friday morn-
ing in Lake and Volusia counties continue to recover,
The Salvation Army is providing assistance to those in
By Sunday, the organization had served 2,679
prepared meals, 55 sandwiches, 1,608 snacks and 272
cleanup kits in Lake and Volusia counties.
On Sunday canteens, or mobile feeding units, were
located in Lady Lake Mobile Home Park, Lady Lake;
American Legion Hall, Lady Lake; the intersection of
Oak Hill Road and Florida State Highway 27, Lady
Lake. In Deland, The Salvation Army is in the Sprin-
ghill Subdivision and between the Hawthorne Hills
Mobile Home Park and the Applewood Apartments
on New Hampshire Drive.
Island residents wishing to make monetary dona-
tions can do so via 1-800-Sal-Army orwww/salvation-
armyusa.org or by mail to The SalvationArmy Disaster
Relief Fund, P.O. Box 270848, Tampa FL 33618.
As we learned with hurricane aid, clothing, canned
goods and used furnishings are needed less than the
immediate aid provided by organizations like The Sal-
Automated message signs
due September 2007
By Lisa Neff
Those long-awaited automated message signs that
were hoped for tourist season may be placed on the
Island as early as next September.
"The project is scheduled to commence in early
2007," Michael P Howe, executive director of the Sara-
sota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization, said
of the signs, known as the Advanced Traveler Informa-
"We are currently in the design phase," said Vincent
Canna, Manatee County's project manager.
ATIS is budgeted at $863,268, with $483,616 from
Holmes Beach honors employees
Two decades of dedication earned recognitionfor Holmes Beach city staff Feb. 2. Mayor Rich Bohnenberger
recognized the employees in a celebration in the foyer at Holmes Beach City Hall, 8801 Marina Drive. Hon-
ored employees include, from left, patrolman Rob Velardi, Lt. Dale Stephenson, public works assistant fore-
man Gary Blunden and Chief Jay Romine. Not pictured are honorees Wayne Vandermolen and Edward "Skip"
Nunn, both in the public works department, and officer Jim Cumston in the police department. Bohnenberger
also presented officer Michael Leonard with a formal plaque for his arrest of an alleged armed robber on
Christmas. "It speaks volumes for the work environment here and the quality of the people hired," the mayor
said. The city employs 42 people, including three part-time staff members. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff
the state and the county paying the rest, according to
A major purpose of the project is to assist in an
Island evacuation in an emergency, specifically a hur-
ricane. But the signs can also be used to notify motorists
of road hazards, traffic tie-ups and parking problems or
to broadcast attractions and events.
Traffic Control Devices based in Altamonte Springs
was contracted to design and build the system, which
includes three signs along Gulf Drive between Manatee
Avenue in Holmes Beach and the bridge to Longboat
Key in Bradenton Beach. There would also be signs
on Manatee Avenue at 75th Street in Bradenton and on
"The design and specs are about 95 percent com-
plete," TCD's Michael Pagnotti said in a project update
notice to county officials.
A timetable for the project shows construction
beginning in early 2007.
Construction is scheduled to be complete by Sep-
tember 2007, according to TCD's Michael Pagnotti.
"Conditional acceptance is slated to be in
August 2007 and final acceptance 30 days later,"
Canna added that the Florida Department of Trans-
portation will review and sign off on further plans.
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Pathway to turmoil
Islanders love their trees.
Big trees. Little trees. Mangrove trees. Oak trees.
The love of oaks came to light a couple of years
ago when a hammock of very old live oak trees was
whacked to make way for the new Anna Maria Elemen-
tary School. School families, both current and past,
were irate, and an embarrassed school district launched
a hectic spin-control session to calm the ire of folks
who were upset by the loss.
Even those so-called noxious, exotic, non-native,
nasty Australian pine trees have a soft spot in many of
Yes, the trees are a dirty mess when it comes to
needles and those tiny pine cones, especially for those
who go bare foot to the beach.
Yes, they do tend to topple when strong winds
blow, ripping up the soil and damaging anything that's
in their reach.
But Australian pines produce a wonderful sound at
night as the wind blows through their feathery needles,
a soothing hum that beats a roaring AC unit hands-
And since the pines grow rapidly, there is lots of
shade in short order, something that parched and red-
skinned beachgoers crave to escape the arid beach
So it should be no surprise that residents are more
than a little miffed on seeing some 66 Australian pines
bulldozed in Bradenton Beach to clear the way for a
long-planned pathway from Cortez Beach south to
Coquina Beach and eventually the Longboat Bridge.
Yes, planners had all along said that trees would
have to go to make way for the 8-foot-wide trail 37
was the original count for felled trees.
But a last-minute change to the plans upped the
tree death toll to the present number, and huge swaths
of the trees at Cortez Beach are gone.
Manatee County officials have said that the choice
was either to cut into vehicle parking areas or chop
trees. Officials opted to take out trees to preserve park-
ing spaces at the popular beach.
And officials have said they hope to restore the
shade in the blighted zones with more trees once the
project is completed. Native, Florida-friendly trees.
The pines are gone.
The Coquina Beach Trail is under construction.
What's left is to encourage a speedy re-planting
program to fill the holes in the landscape and restore
the forefront of the scenic vista once was at Cortez
And what next? We can only imagine the alarm
when the tree clearing starts at Kingfish Boat Ramp in
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After a recorded history of poor public relations,
former Bradenton Beach City Commissioner Lisa
Marie Phillips was not voted by the people, but rather
handed on a silver platter, the $45,000-a-year cake posi-
tion of project program manager by Bradenton Beach
city commissioners. Phillips has already begun to abuse
her self-imposed power and does not deserve this posi-
On Jan. 12, at approximately noon, I was standing
on the ground by the bay next to Bridge Street. Phil-
lips was meeting with someone else, obviously dis-
cussing the pier project, while I was quietly meditating
and watching the boats on the bay. After her meeting,
she repeatedly and loudly called to me "excuse me,
excuse me," until I had no choice but to turn around
and address her. Phillips questioned, "I was wondering
what you were doing standing there in the "riff-raff?"
I replied, "I'm looking." She further insulted me
by stating, "I hope you plan on disposing of that (diet
soda) can properly?"
I replied, "I always do," and that, "I'm not a
She then replied, "I wasn't surmising," then turned
away, satisfied she had offended me enough.
This woman had no right as a city employee to
interrupt my solitude at the bay to demean, degrade
and upset me while I'm minding my own business.
The police don't even do that. I' ve lived in this area on
and off for over 11 years. I do not drink, smoke or do
drugs. I am working on my master's of fine arts degree
in poetry at Spalding University in Louisville, Ky. I am
a graduate of University of South Florida in Sarasota.
This woman violated my civil rights by approach-
ing and insulting me. I have not seen her job descrip-
tion; however, I'm certain that harassing the public is
not part of her job.
She obviously despises the "riff-raff' on the bay,
including me, but I have every right whether she judges
me homeless or whatever, to stand on public property
and watch the boats on the bay without public ridicule
by any (over) paid city official.
Was Phillips not the individual who cost the city a
$2,000 fine for giving the middle finger to other indi-
viduals a while back in a road-rage incident on the
Island? She is a liability Bradenton Beach can no longer
Stephanie Cenko, Bradenton Beach
Zeus is home again
Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who
was kind enough to call and be concerned for our lost
After many trips to the shelters, early morning
walks, roadside vigils waiting for a cat to come out of
a drainpipe, and many, many false alarms, including
two sad deceased black-and-white kitties, our cat Zeus
has been reunited with us.
Whoever has been feeding him, thank you. He is
fat and healthy and in good shape. Everyone that has
helped us keep up hope, a million thanks. You know
who you are.
To everyone who has lost an animal, don't give up
hope. Zeus was gone for two and a half months and we
found him miles away. Thank you, The Islander, for faith-
fully running our ad. Thanks to all the businesses that kept
the poster of him hanging all this time, otherwise Ted and
Debbie would never have seen his picture and knew it
had it be Zeus. And to the police. And to God.
Most of all, thanks to everyone on the Island who
truly cared. We lost Zeus for awhile and in the mean-
time we gained a community.
Michael, Cindy, Kayla and Ariel Jennis
Thanks, Anna Maria
As I write this, the City of Anna Maria is in the
process of following through with the approved road
improvement projects. My street, Willow Avenue, has
been paved and many streets have been repaved or
are about to be. To the mayor, city commissioners and
public works department: Thank you.
Anita Fletcher, Anna Maria
THE ISLANDER U FEB. 7, 2007 1 7
it's Jalon ey!
By former Holmes Beach City
Commissioner Don Maloney
Planning a Yankee vacation
Just the other day, I read that our 2007 Snowbird
Season is off to a "very strong start" now that we're
past the hurricane months and into the "themacame"
months. And after a dozen and a half years welcoming
them down here every winter, I've decided that this
year I'm going to do at least a little of the winter back
up there where I came here from Plattsburgh, N.Y.
It's not that I'm looking forward to shoveling
snow again, or even to plugging in my car every night
to where I used to plug in my electric lawnmower
in the summer. It's merely that I have missed living
through February up there where all those poems and
songs and fairy tales that I had so much trouble trying
to believe in when I was a little boy down near New
York City came to life when we moved up to Platts-
There, those unfulfilled childhood dreams I had
St. Pat's celebration
scheduled March 17
The annual St. Patrick's Day breakfast is in the
planning stages and its chairman, Don Maloney, said
he is ready for another sell-out.
The March 17 event sells out far in advance each
year, and Maloney said this promises to be no excep-
tion. Only paid reservations will be admitted to the
breakfast at the Moose Lodge, 110 Gulf Drive, Bra-
Tickets at $7.50 are available through Sarah Malo-
ney, 778-4865. Proceeds will go to Our Daily Bread,
volunteer organization to help the homeless.
The Irishman or Irishwoman of the year will be
named at the breakfast, Irish songs will be sung and
Irish stories told, and the Island's Ceili Dancers will
back in the real New York City finally became cold
- very cold hard facts.
Like surely you remember that old song that went
"over the river and through the woods to grandmother's
house we go." Now I grew up just a couple of SUV
lengths from downtown Manhattan where we sang
the song every year around Thanksgiving, but didn't
believe a word.
For one thing, we knew only one river, the Hudson.
And the only ways to go over it was on the George
Washington Bridge or the Weehawken or Yonkers fer-
ries. Does that sound like "dashing through the snow?' I
knew even then that they wouldn't let a "one-horse open
sleigh" or even a closed one over that bridge.
Up in Plattsburgh though, we didn't need anything
like that to cross Lake Champlain in the winter; we just
The only woods around was in Central Park, and
any female roaming around there probably wouldn't
last long enough to be a grandmother. So you see, it
was just a song.
Then there's that poem, 'T'was the night before
Christmas." While I distinctly remember it opens up
with "not a creature was stirring," can you imagine
any time in New York City when not a creature was
Dreaming about a "White Christmas" was another
childhood pastime in New York City. But even if it did
snow there, it turned black rather quickly. But up in
Plattsburgh, we only had to dream how deep our "White
Christmas" would be.
I was going to get into that song about "Jack Frost
nipping at your nose." I never met Jack up in Platts-
burgh, but during my first winter there, he nipped at
everything I own or owned.
Anyway, like I said, I'm ready to spend some of
the coming winter up north-in Plattsburgh, not New
York City. And one last big plus for Plattsburgh: Down
in southern New York and New Jersey, we used to hate
winter because the ponds would freeze and kill the fish-
ing. When the lake freezes in Plattsburgh, that's when
Believe it or not, it's the best place to spend the
winter. Take it from an old city boy.
And while I'm gone, please be nice to the snow-
birds even the ones who don't know how to use their
In the Feb. 5, 1997, issue of
The Islander, headlines announced:
The Holmes Beach City Commission unanimously
agreed to allow the Privateers' boat/float to remain at
its location on a vacant lot, despite the fact that Mayor
Bob VanWagoner sent the Privateers a letter maintain-
ing the boat/float is parked illegally. The commission
also asked the city attorney to draft legislation to make
their decision legal.
Anna Maria planned to apply for a $500,000 grant
for low to moderate income neighborhoods to improve
drainage and repair roads. Grant writer Betty Jordan
said all the city had to do was prove that 51 percent of
its residents earn less than $22,950 annually.
More than 130 Holmes Beach residents signed
a petition opposing the construction of a city-owned
swimming pool and delivered the petition to the city
commission. The residents, primarily from Westbay
Point and Moorings condominiums, were opposed on
the grounds of costs and liability. The pool would have
been built on city property at 62nd Street and Marina
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violence. Officers observed a man with a bumed-out tail light
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left it. The man became verbally abusive to the officers and
then ran, entering a house and, when the officer attempted to
enter, he pushed him away. The man was eventually appre-
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Jan. 27, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn, trespass.
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New commissioners, mayor settle in at Holmes Beach
By Lisa Neff
Since taking office in November 2006, Rich Boh-
nenberger, Pat Geyer and John Monetti have pursued
a taking-care-of-business course.
With commission meetings running short and
numerous long-standing agenda items waiting on devel-
opments at the county or state level, the new mayor,
Bohnenberger, and the new commissioners, Geyer
and Monetti, have focused on responding to residents'
requests and citizens' concerns.
"My focus is on customer service and complaint
response," Bohnenberger said last week.
Such work comes natural for the three officehold-
ers. They're businesspeople. Geyer is the proprietress
of Duffy's Tavern in Holmes Beach. Monetti is the
general manager of the Columbia Restaurant at St.
Armands Circle. Bohnenberger runs a real estate busi-
"I think so far the biggest thing people were talk-
ing to me about was the sandpile," Geyer said of her
The mayor and other city officials also heard com-
plaints about the staging ground for the Key Royale
Bridge and canal-dredging projects. So, over the past
month, public works employees and contractors on the
bridge and dredging projects have worked to clean up
the area to the north of city hall.
The clean-up involves planting shrubs around the
site, lowering the size of the sandpile, placing a barrier
to prevent runoff and adjusting future schedules for
"I try to head off any problems in the community,"
"People know they can come to me with anything,"
Geyer, a former mayor and commissioner, was the
third-place finisher in the November 2006 election for
two seats on the city commission. Her campaign theme
was "Put Pat back to work for you."
Soon after the election, the long-time resident was
appointed by the newly seated commission to the board
to fill the vacancy created by Bohnenberger's move
from commissioner to mayor. Bohnenberger had one
year remaining on his commission term.
In some respects, residents might feel a touch of
ddjh vu. In 1994, Geyer took a seat on the commission
and Bohnenberger stepped in as mayor.
"It's the same but new," Geyer said. "I just feel like
Bohnenberger says a lot has changed in Holmes
Beach since 1994.
"We were more or less coming out of the dark ages
back then," the mayor said. "Not just here, but all over
the state. A lot of things were done on a handshake.
That's all been cleaned up over the years."
Monetti, who served on the planning board before
his election to the city commission, is settling into the
new role. He has had to balance his new responsibili-
ties as a commissioner with his professional and his
personal life. Monetti's mother died recently and his
restaurant reopened late last fall after a major renova-
Monetti ran for office with a campaign pledge:
"Seeking, through a common sense approach to main-
tain the unique beauty and balance of the city of Holmes
He said he's learned he can keep that pledge.
And so far, the new commissioner said, "there's
been no surprises."
The office "has met my expectations of what I
thought I'd be doing," said Monetti, who, like Geyer
and Bohnenberger, hears routinely from residents with
thoughts about city operations.
"People run into me and say, 'What can you do
about that?'" Monetti said. "They have specific con-
cerns. And I respond."
Attorney 'preaches' commission on Sandbar
By Rick Catlin
After already filing a lawsuit against Anna Maria
over its approval of a site plan for the Sandbar Restau-
rant, the law firm of Lobeck and Hanson, representing
the Nally family on Spring Avenue, wasted little time
in telling the city commission how to deal with the
Sandbar's request for a special event permit for a party
In a Jan. 25 letter to the city, attorney Brendan
Rowe of the Lobeck firm said the Nallys have "con-
cerns with certain aspects" of the proposed tent and
with the possibility the tent would be used for "dining
and entertainment uses."
Because the Nallys live close to the Sandbar and
the proposed site of the tent, they would be "directly
affected by noise, traffic and other impacts associated
with the tent."
Rowe thanked the commission for removing
approval of the tent from its consent agenda at the Jan.
24 commission meeting, but told commissioners that
the city has "no authority to consider or vote upon a
permit for a special event tent" erected by the Sandbar
because the proposed four-month period of use from
Jan. 1, 2007, to April 30, 2007, "violates" the city's
The code, Rowe claimed, only allows a special
event permit to be approved for three days and the
commission "does not have authority" to waive this
restriction. Therefore, intoned Rowe, the commission
"lacks authority to vote upon a motion" which would
permit the tent for the proposed period.
Rowe also cited numerous other codes and pro-
visions that would not allow the city to approve the
tent for more than three days. He also said the city
had not received comments from the "City of Anna
Maria Police Department," apparently not realizing
that the city eliminated its police department 20 years
ago. Law enforcement services in Anna Maria are
now contracted with the Manatee County Sheriff's
The commission removed the Sandbar request from
the consent agenda for its Jan. 24 meeting and will
discuss the issue at its Feb. 8 worksession, when city
attorney Jim Dye is expected to render an opinion. The
worksession is a non-voting meeting.
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The saddest and most frustrating day of Christine
Olson's life was Dec. 7, 2005, when she learned that
her daughter Tiffiany and her boyfriend, Dustin Wilder,
had been killed in a motorcycle accident.
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& Reel Pier, was when she found out her daughter was
killed almost seven hours earlier. It took the Florida
Highway Patrol that long to reach her.
A frantic search of Bradenton area hospitals failed to
turn up any information on her daughter. After a seven-
hour search, the FHP finally got in touch with her.
In her grief following the tragedy, Olson vowed
that no mother or father should have to go through the
agony of not knowing what had happened to their son,
daughter or loved one.
"I just felt I had to do something for my daughter
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Olson launched a campaign in March 2006 to have a
law passed requiring that emergency contact information
be imprinted in the magnetic strip of a driver's license
and part of the Florida Department of Motor Vehicle's
computer records. She enlisted the aid of The Islander,
state Rep. Bill Galvano and the FHP for her cause.
Eventually, a petition with several thousand signa-
tures asking for such legislation was delivered to Tal-
lahassee. While efforts by Galvano are continuing to
make it a law, the FHP last year adopted a voluntary
program for Florida drivers to add such information so
that it's readily available on the DMV computer when
law enforcement officers scan a driver's license.
Today, more than 500,000 people have had emer-
gency contact information added and Olson's goal is to
have 1 million registrations by May 27, 2007, Tiffiany's
"I'd love to have a million people registered, and
it would be great to have 2 million by next year," said
"There are 17 million people in Florida and I just
need everybody to pass it on that people need to add
this information to their driver's license."
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ment to inform law enforcement agencies about the pro-
gram, and she's looking for major companies like Tropi-
cana Inc. of Bradenton, which passed out flyers on the
program to its employees.
"Instead of me just handing out a flyer, I'm encour-
aging people to tell other people and to inform their
local media about the program."
"I'm just trying to save another family from going
through what I went through. More people need to
know about the program."
While the campaign has energized Olson, the
memory of her daughter was brought back to her again
on Dec. 12, 2006.
That was the day the man who killed Tiffiany and
Wilder was sentenced to seven years in prison. The man
had no driver's license, no insurance, was an illegal
immigrant and had been drinking.
"I went up to him and made sure he had a picture
of Tiffiany in his hand. He had a tear in his eye and he
looked at me and said 'I'm sorry.'
"December was not a good month for me, but I'm
energized to keep going."
Galvano is expected to introduce legislation during
the 2007 session of the Florida Legislature that would
make emergency contact information mandatory on a
Florida driver's license.
Registration forms to join the emergency contact
program are available at the Rod & Reel Pier, at The
Islander newspaper office and online at www.toinform-
Zeigler trial set for Feb. 12
The trial of a Bradenton Beach woman accused of
killing her boyfriend is scheduled to begin the week of
A pre-trial hearing in Merle Francis Zeigler's case was
scheduled for Feb. 6. At that time the trial, which was post-
poned in late December 2006, could be delayed again.
Zeigler and her son are accused of killing Frank
Ray Reposh, 41, who died at his Palma Sola home, a
duplex at 7818 40th Ave. Drive W., sometime in Sep-
tember or October 2005.
Reposh's body was not discovered until June 7, 2006.
The remains were found in a shallow grave near Reposh's
home in a wooded area on Palma Sola Boulevard.
Merle Zeigler is charged with second-degree
murder with a firearm, a capital felony charge that with
a conviction could bring life in prison.
Zeigler's son, Joshua Phillip, also is charged with
second-degree murder with a firearm. His trial will take
place after his mother's trial.
George trial set for March
Tammy Lynn George is scheduled to go to trial the
week of March 5 for the 2006 slaying of the woman
who was soon to be her housemate.
A pre-trial hearing is scheduled for Feb. 26 in Man-
George, 44, is charged with second-degree murder in
the stabbing death of Mimi Marie Pace, 42, who was found
dead in her Sunny Shores mobile home on Jan. 2, 2006.
George and her boyfriend, Scott Conklin, had been
in the process of moving from another home in the park
into Pace's home that morning.
Authorities allege that an argument broke out and
George stabbed Pace repeatedly. An autopsy report
indicated Pace suffered 75 stab wounds.
Another parking lot approval recommended
Call it one more time ....
Bradenton Beach Planning and Zoning Board
members have again recommended approval of a
parking lot at the Gulf Drive Cafe, 901 Gulf Drive
N. The latest incarnation is west of Gulf Drive, just
south of the popular beachfront restaurant on part of
what once was the former Trader Jack's Restaurant
property, all of which is owned by Wendy and George
The parking lots or lots, since there has also
been a longstanding dispute of off-site parking to the
property across the street ended up in court, where a
judge ruled that the plan as presented by the Kokolises
should be approved by the city.
Attorney Scott Rudacille, representing the
Kokolises, said the matter before the board repre-
sented the results of the court-ordered settlement.
A fence to the south of the restaurant will be moved
16 feet farther south to allow better parking and
"We will be bringing a master plan back to the
city for the whole property," Rudacille said. "This is
just a stop-gap measure to bring us into legality on the
Future plans for the site are still uncertain, although
a parking lot on the east side of Gulf Drive has also
been approved through the courts.
Mayor John Chappie told the planning and zoning
board members that he "urged" them to approve the
parking lot due to the court order. "Sometimes you
can't clean up everything you want to do," he told the
Chappie told The Islander after the meeting that he
addressed the board to remind them that the court had
ordered a settlement in the matter. Final decision on the
issue will come before the city commission for ratifica-
tion, although Chappie said he would recuse himself
from voting on the matter.
Board members voiced concerns regarding the
apparent enhancement of non-conformity issues on
the site. Ernest Clay specifically questioned the lack
of space for delivery trucks to the restaurant and traf-
fic flow for the restaurant some vehicles have to
back into Gulf Drive to exit parking spaces fronting
Building official Ed Mc Adam said that he was con-
fident that the forthcoming master plan would address
all the concerns of the site and urged approval of the
conversion of the non-conforming use to a less non-
Planners recommended approval of the matter to
the city commission, with Clay dissenting.
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their liking at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Another crowd assembled early
Feb. 3for the general sale. Proceeds from the sale will be used to purchase non-fiction books to boost the
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AME Announces 2007 Spring Fling Committee chairs
The Parent-Teacher Organization has started
planning for Anna Maria Elementary School's annual
Spring Fling. This year the PTO chose to divide plan-
ning duties between co-chairs with committees that will
be led by Linda Berger, Joy Murphy and Holly Con-
Berger is chairing the silent auction/class baskets/
art committee. Murphy is chair of the food/entertain-
ment/decoration committee. Connelly is heading the
The event will take place at St. Bernard's Catholic
Church from 6 to 11 p.m. May 12. Festivities include ,
dinner, dancing and a silent auction. The auction fea-
tures items created and decorated by students as well as
a variety of items donated by local businesses.
This year's party theme is a Beach Bash and tickets
will go on sale in March.
The co-chairs promise that the Beach Bash will be
another successful fundraiser for the school. In previous
years, tickets have sold out and the auction has been an
enormous fundraising success.
Sponorship is available at a variety of levels. Con-
tact Connelly at 778-1357 to include your business.
Volunteers are still needed to fill a variety of posi-
tions. Spring Fling coordinators
The next Spring Fling meeting will take place at 9 Linda Berger, Joy Murphy and Holly Connelly are co-chairing Anna Maria Elementary School's Spring Fling fund-
a.m. Friday, Feb. 9, in the school cafeteria. raising dinner and dance, which will be held at St. Bernard Catholic Church in May. Islander Photo: Erin Heckler
Dinner, play first event for new principal
The Anna Maria Elementary School Parent-Teacher
Organization will host a "meet and greet" with new
Principal Tom Levengood at 4:30 p.m. in the school
cafeteria Tuesday, Feb. 13.
Levengood will remain for the PTO family dinner
to mingle and get to know parents and members of the
Sportfish Grill and Marker will cater the dinner,
which will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. in the cafeteria. The
Monday, Feb. 12
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Breaklasl Sausage Patty and Egg on a Biscuit,
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Lunch: Student planned menu.
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evening's menu consists of smoked barbecue chicken or
pork sandwiches, baked beans and cole slaw.
Dinner costs $7 for adults and $5 for children if
pre-purchased, and $1 more if purchased at the door.
Meals-to-go will also be available.
At 7 p.m., AME kindergarten students will perform
for all the musical adventure "Bugz" in the auditorium.
Advance tickets for the PTO dinner are available
from the school administrative office. For more infor-
mation, call 708-5525.
Chamber breakfast is Wednesday
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
will sponsor its monthly Sunrise Breakfast at 7:45 a.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 14, at the Sun House Restaurant, 111
Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach.
The event is designed as a networking event for
chamber members. Required reservations may be made
by calling 778-1541.
Kiwanians hear Rep. Galvano
A spokesman for the SalvationArmy will tell mem-
bers of the Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island what
happens to the money Kiwanians help raise for the
organization when the club meets Saturday, Feb. 10.
The meeting will also include a presentation co-
hosted by The Islander newspaper by state Rep. Bill
Galvano on the insurance crisis. Galvano will talk at
9 a.m. and follow with a question-and-answer session.
The public is welcome.
The meeting will be a breakfast at 8:30 a.m. at
the Cafe on the Beach, Manatee Public Beach, 4000
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Further information may
be obtained by calling 778-7646.
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Tuesday. Fifth-grader Grant Bower shadowed Princi-
pal Kathy Hayes during her daily duties and made
a few executive decisions of his own for his class-
mates in DeAnn Davis' room including an additional
15 minutes of recess, an hour of math instruction
(Bower's favorite subject) and no homework. Bower
said he enjoyed visiting each class with Hayes and
mentoring some younger students. The day in the life
ofAME's principal was a Spring Fling auction item
that Bower's parents won the bid on at last year's
event. Bower said he wanted to have his day before
Hayes left for her new school, but ifAME's new prin-
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GSR-RoseBay approval 'done,' not yet official
By Rick Catlin
RoseBay Real Estate has been approved by U.S.
Federal Bankruptcy Court Judge K. Rodney May to be
the exclusive sales agent for GSR properties, accord-
ing to Lynn Parker of RoseBay. Parker said the judge
made the ruling after a Jan. 25 emergency hearing on
the motion made by GSR attorney Richard Prosser.
Officially, however, the order naming Rosebay as
the exclusive agent has not yet been issued by the judge,
said Meghan Kenrick, the case manager in May's office
who handles the GSR bankruptcy case.
"There has been no order officially entered on the
emergency application," she said on Feb. 2. "I've seen
the order, but until it's officially posted, I can't com-
ment." Kenrick added that it's possible May is still
reviewing the decision.
Prosser's motion was aimed at getting a sales and
marketing plan in place in time for the winter tourist
According to the motion, Rosebay will offer a "buy
it now" price for any property if the offer is submit-
ted by March 15. The bankruptcy court would have to
approve any sale.
In addition, according to the motion, RoseBay
would be entitled to a 6 percent commission on any
sale, plus an additional 1 percent bonus commission
for all properties with sales contracts submitted on or
before March 15 that are subsequently court approved
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.
The properties RoseBay will market for GSR, along
with the asking 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.
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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.
Rosebay plans to open an office on Anna Maria
Island to market the properties.
GSR's Rosa del Mar condominium development
vacant property at 2504 Gulf Drive N. in Bradenton
Beach was not listed in the court documents, but the
asking price is reportedly around $11 million. GSR had
planned to develop condominiums on the site.
GSR filed for bankruptcy on July 13, 2006. At that
time, the company claimed assets of $44 million against
debts of $33 million, and debts have reportedly grown
considerably in the past six months.
Included in the debts are some $6 million in unse-
cured claims. Several Islanders, including Holmes
Beach residents Kent Davis and Mel and Carol
Yudofsky, are listed as unsecured creditors. Davis has
a claim for $600,000, while the Yudofskys claim is just
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Westbay Point and Moorings
officers and residents in recog-
nizing their 15-year manager
and employee of 25 years,
Bob McGlynn, center. He was
feted at a poolside party at
the condo complex Thursday
evening that brought together
'some 200 residents and guests
for a buffet, speeches and
recognition. Next to Bohnen-
berger are, from left, Gary
Payne, staff member Carlos
Totto, McGlynn, Vince Fanton,
Al Guy and Jon Lindwall and,
front, Dick Maher. Islander
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New WMFR ladder truck gets 'wetting down'
By Lisa Neff
West Manatee Fire Rescue firefighters christened
the newest addition to their fleet Feb. 1 with water, not
And they used a garden hose on the shining new
100-foot ladder truck, not a high-powered fire hose.
The wetting down ceremony took place at Station
2, 100350 Cortez Road, early Thursday.
The ceremony was a first for WMFR. Battalion
Chief Dennis Dotson said the event is intended to pro-
mote pride and camaraderie among firefighters.
"The guys come together this way," Dotson said.
The ceremony began at about 8 a.m. inside Station
2. Attending, along with WMFR firefighters and offi-
cers, were WMFR commissioners, fire officials from
other departments, Manatee County Commissioner
Carol Whitmore and the head of the company that built
and sold the truck.
"I've been at this 30 years," said Pierce Manufac-
turing CEO Don Bouwer. "But this is special." The
company is headquartered in Bradenton and operates
a plant in Appleton, Wis.
WMFR Deputy Chief Brett Pollock welcomed
WMFR pastor Mark Eveleth, of Cortez Road Bap-
tist Church, delivered an invocation and later blessed
"It would be great," he said, "if this new apparatus
never had to leave this department."
WMFR Commission Chairman Michael Mulyck
said, "I'm very proud to be here and very proud of all
'Capt. Zach' to be featured
speaker at library event
Capt. James A. Zacharias, longtime charter captain
from Cortez, will discuss what kind of fish may be
expected in local waters and how to catch them when he
speaks at a meeting on the Island Monday, Feb. 12.
He will speak at a special program of the Friends of
the Island Branch Library at 5 p.m. at the library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Additional information
may be obtained by calling 778-6341.
9-to-5 women to hear
from former Mayor SueLynn
The 9-to-5 Working Women's Group will hear Sue-
Lynn, former mayor of Anna Maria, discuss the recent
League of Cities meeting and report on progress of the
Rhea Chiles Center in Anna Maria, at a meeting at 6
p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13.
The meeting will be at Stacey's Restaurant, 4818
14th St. W., Bradenton. The 9-to-5 group is part of the
Democratic Women's Club of Manatee County. Details
are available at 778-3444.
'Machu Picchu and Peru' topic
Jared and Marcy East will discuss 'Machu Picchu
and Peru" at a special program of the Friends of the
Island Library scheduled at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10,
at the library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
They made a journey to South America, concentrat-
ing on Peru, in 2005 and will describe their discoveries
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WMFR Chief Andy Price then talked about the
truck, telling of its technical specs, and the safety and
security it brings to the district.
WMFR purchased the rig last year, the authoriza-
tion provided by WMFR commissioners in March 2006
after a committee review.
The 100-foot ladder truck arrived in Manatee
West Manatee Fire Rescue firefighters "wet down"
a new 100-foot ladder truck during a ceremony
Feb. 1 at Station 2 on Cortez Road. The ceremony
is intended to encourage pride and ownership in the
department, said Battalion Chief Dennis Dotson.
Tingley Library 'after hours'
sets up its schedule
The Tingley Memorial Library "after hours" group
has established 3 p.m. the second Wednesday of each
month as its meeting time at the library, with the next
meeting Feb. 14.
The library is at 111 Second St. N., in Bradenton
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County Nov. 30, 2006, but wasn't put into commis-
sion because firefighters needed training.
The truck, which cost $870,000, replaced a 75-foot
ladder truck that was sold to a volunteer department in
The new truck meets a fairly new need, Price said.
The old 75-foot ladder truck could not reach the newer
homes in the district that are being built to maximum
size, according to the chief.
"You can'tjust look at the height," Price said, refer-
ring to height restrictions for Island buildings. The chief
said emergency vehicles sometimes must be parked 25
feet from the structure. So the ladder must reach out-
ward as well as upward.
The old truck also lacked a bucket at the tip of the
ladder, creating a one-firefighter limit on the ladder and
restricting rescues to one person at a time.
The new truck can carry four firefighters or bring
down several rescued people.
During the wetting-down ceremony that followed
the speeches, firefighters from Station 2, where the
truck will be housed, sprayed the engine using a garden
Firefighters next pushed the truck into the station,
where they listened to a radio announcement from the
emergency command center placing Ladder 129 into
service at Station 2.
"West Manatee Fire Rescue would like to announce
the retirement of Truck 123, asset number 51794, and
welcome the new apparatus, Ladder 129, asset 51029,"
the dispatcher said.
"We would like to wish Truck 123 and Ladder 129,
and those assigned to them, a safe journey and the skills
necessary to provide the best possible service to our
visitors and citizens."
After the ceremony, attendees celebrated with
morning refreshments. Firefighters continued to stand
around the engine, pointing out its features.
"You can do so much more with it," boasted fire-
fighter/paramedic John Stump, gesturing toward the
truck. "And it's safer. And, to me, at night, with the
lights, this truck is beautiful."
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The Off Stage Ladies auxiliary of the Anna Maria
Island Players will have their Valentine's Day luncheon
Wednesday, with reservations due by Feb. 10.
Asolo Play Readers will present the program for
the affair at Mattison's Riverside, 1200 First Ave. W.,
Bradenton. Cost is $16 per person. Additional informa-
tion is available at 779-9210.
'Workout for St. Jude'
slated on Island as fundraiser
A "Workout for St. Jude" to raise funds for St.
Jude's Children's Research Hospital will be at Curves
for Women in Holmes Beach Wednesday, Feb. 14.
The workout will be from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and
3:30 to 7 p.m. at the location, 5366 Gulf Drive. Vol-
unteer coordinator is JoAnn Swan. Proceeds will go
to the children's research hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
Additional details are available at 794-2878.
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A seminar titled "Is Your Network Working?" will be
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the Longboat/Lido/St. Armands Keys Chamber of Com-
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Marilyn George, left, and
Marilyn Moroni, right,
host Sissy Quinn, director
T of the Anna Maria Island
' Historical Society, at the
Off Stage Ladies luncheon
Jan. 10 at the Bradenton
Country Club. Quinn,
wearing a period costume,
talked about the histori-
cal society's goals and the
role of the Island Players
in Island history. The next
Off Stage Ladies luncheon
meeting will be held at
noon Feb. 14 at the Twin
S:.; ., Dolphin, 1200 First Ave.
West, Bradenton. The
program willfeature the
Asolo Play Readers.
'Treasures and Trinkets' sale
set by power squadron
The Anna Maria Island Power Squadron's annual
"Treasures and Trinkets" yard sale will be from 8 a.m.
to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at the squadron's quarters,
1200 71st St. NW., Bradenton.
Boating items, books, tools, clothing, and house-
hold items will be sold. Additional details are available
Island real estate sales
5804 Imperiore Ave., Holmes Beach, a 1,292 sfla /
1,328 sfur 3bed/2bath home built in 1969 on a 50x101
lot was sold 01/19/07, Collins to Russell for $510,000;
600 Manatee Ave., Unit 231, Westbay Cove,
Holmes Beach, a 1,179 sfla / 1,479 sfur 2bed/2bath
condo built in 1977 was sold 0 1/16/07, Henke toAnder-
son for $462,500.
3607 E. Bay Drive, Unit 205, Sandy Pointe, Holmes
Beach, a 976 sfla / 1,065 sfur 2bed/2bath condo built
in 1996 was sold 01/16/07, Phillips to Vooren for
$315,000; list $344,000.
Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty
ofAnna Maria, can be reached at (941) 778-7244. Cur-
rent Island real estate transactions may also be viewed
online at www.islander.org. Copyright 2007.
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Mary 'Joanne' Chetlain
Mary "Joanne" Chetlain, 80, of Bradenton, died
Born in Chicago, Il., Mrs. Chetlain moved to Miami
after living in Kentucky, New Jersey and Virginia. She
was a graduate of Miami High School and attended the
University of Miami before moving to Manatee County
in 1957. She was an active member in the Bradenton
Opera Guild and belonged to the Verdi Circle and was a
Star member of Sarasota Opera Association. She was a
member of the Manatee County Library Board and the
Manatee County Historical Society. She was a member
of the West Bradenton Baptist Church and belonged to
Joy Sunday School Class.
Memorial services were Feb. 3 at West Bradenton
Baptist Church. Memorial contributions may be made
to the Bradenton Opera Guild, P.O. Box 9271, Braden-
ton FL 34206, or Tidewell Hospice, 3355 26th St. W.,
Bradenton FL34205. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home was
in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by husband of 55 years Kent, a
former Manatee County commissioner and newspaper
reporter who worked at the former Islander newspaper;
daughters Dr. Mary Lou Zoback of Stanford, Calif., and
Anna of Littleton, Colo.; sons Kent III of Tampa and
Paul of Bradenton; sisters Virginia Solveson of Cuper-
tino, Calif., and Frances DeVore of Broomfield, Colo.;
and grandchildren Eli Zoback of San Francisco, Megan
Zoback of Stanford, Joshua Knapek of Palmetto, and
Erika and Abigail, both of Bradenton.
Herbert Alexander Cochrane
Herbert Alexander Cochrane, 85, of Holmes Beach,
died Jan. 25.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mr. Cochrane came to
Manatee County 31 years ago from Levittown, N.Y.
He was project manager for Western Electric, construc-
tion and installation branch of the former AT&T. He
served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a tech sergeant
during World War II in the North African Campaign,
where his unit supported flight operations for P-40s
from Casablanca. He was a founding member and chief
of the Levittown Fire Department, then commanded the
6th Battalion and later was chair of the Nassau County
Fire Commission. He was a member of the Key Royale
Club and served as club president.
Memorial services will be at 9 a.m. March 1 at
the Key Royale Club, 700 Key Royale Drive, Holmes
Beach. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home is in charge of
He is survived by sons Peter A. and his wife Eliza-
beth of Newtown, Conn., and Curtis D. and his wife
Dorothy of Woodbridge, Va.; and grandchildren Kelly,
Lindsay, Peter Jr., Katherine and James.
Michael 'Mickey' L. Graver
Michael "Mickey" L. Graver, 70, of Bradenton
Beach, died Jan. 24.
Mr. Graver was a retired social worker. He gradu-
ated from the University of Buffalo and received a
master's degree from New York State University. He
was an avid sportsman and world traveler.
Memorial services were Jan. 28. Memorial contri-
butions may be made to Tidewell Hospice and Pallia-
tive Care, care of Bradenton Hospice House, 3355 26th
St. W., Bradenton FL 34205.
He is survived by daughter Kristy Tillquist and
sister Rosemary Binkley-Graver.
Paul W. Kemper Jr.
Paul W. Kemper Jr., 76, of Bradenton, died Jan. 26.
Born in Richmond, Ind, Mr. Kemper moved to Mana-
tee County in 1976 from Centerville, Ind. He was retired as
owner-operator of Manatee Camera Store in Bradenton.
Memorial services were Jan. 31. Memorial contri-
butions may be made to Tidewell Hospice and Palliative
Care, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238. Brown &
Sons Funeral Home, 43rd Street Chapel, was in charge
He is survived by wife Mary; daughters Carol Craft
of Anna Maria Island and Cynthia Schneider of Bra-
denton; and three grandchildren.
Ronald E. Moore
Ronald E. Moore, 65, of Bradenton, died Jan. 30.
Mr. Moore was a lifelong resident of Manatee
County. He was head lifeguard on Anna Maria Island
beaches for many years. He served in the U.S. Army
as a military police officer.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday,
Feb. 7, at Fellowship of Believers, 3333 12th St.,
Sarasota. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home is in charge of
He is survived by brother Donald of Ocala; sister Janet
Sue Brown of Bradenton; and many nieces and nephews.
Adaline Boyd O'Neill
Adaline Boyd O'Neill, 89, of Bradenton, died Jan. 29.
Born in Terra Ceia, Mrs. O'Neill worked as an
executive secretary, payroll clerk and buyer for Mont-
gomery Roberts department store. She later helped her
husband with DiGiorgio Fruit corporation in Florida
and California. She was Baptist.
Memorial services were Jan. 31. Memorial con-
tributions may be made to the Wilbur "Burr" Boyd
Scholarship Fund, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton FL
34207. Shannon Funeral Home, Westview Chapel, was
in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be
made to www.shannonfuneralhomes.com
She is survived by brother-in-law David Kerns;
sisters-in-law Fay Boyd and Alice Christian; nephews
Thomas M., Fred Baumer, David Kerns, Clinton Kerns
and James Boyd; nieces Daphne Boyd, Brenda Boyd
May, DiDi Boyd Hager and Valerie Boyd Gargiulo; and
several great-nephews and great-nieces.
Lillian Stepka, 70, of Holmes Beach, died Feb. 3.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Mrs. Stepka she came
to Manatee County in 1990. She was a supervisor at
There were no services. Memorial contributions
may be made to St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S.
Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. Griffith-Cline
Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her husband Ronald; sons Ronald
and his wife Erin of Avon Lake, Fla., David his wife
Missy of Cleveland, and Daniel and his wife Pam of
Brooklyn Heights, Ohio; daughters Deborah Solkiewicz
of Medina, Ohio, and Linda and her husband Pete Mara-
nos of Cleveland; brother Donald Niznick of Pittsburg,
Tenn.; sister Joan Tharp of Cleveland; 17 grandchildren;
and seven great-grandchildren.
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Island resident David Webber has
opened Turtle Tax and Accounting just
in time for the income tax season. With
pickup and delivery of tax documents
and forms available, David's service can
be quite a help to a busy schedule.
David serves individual and small
business accounts such as sole propri-
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tions and non-profit groups in addition to
preparation of personal income taxes.
"When you need tax help, we think
outside the shell," said David.
To talk to David about taxes and
accounting, call 779-8686 after 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday, and on week-
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Haley's Motel at 8102 Gulf Drive
in Holmes Beach is now officially a
non-smoking establishment said owners
Sabine Musil-Buehler and Thomas
After years of numerous warn-
ings about the dangers of smoking and
second-hand smoke, Musil-B uehler said
it was time to go smokeless.
"The majority of our guests do not
smoke. I am sure we will get even more
business from people who appreciate
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Sisters Grisna Cochran and Yupin
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Thai Cafe at 5763 Manatee Ave. W. in
Bradenton. Restaurant hours are 11
a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and 4:30 p.m.
to 9 p.m. on Saturday. For reserva-
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being able to sit in the garden or our
pool area without having smoke blown
in their faces," she said.
In addition, "We came up with a
smoke-cessation program for those who
would like to kick their addiction." The
seminar is one week long and costs less
than 1,000 packs of cigarettes, which
for most smokers is not even a year's
supply, she added.
The cessation program is being run
by hypno-therapist Julia Mueller at Hal-
For more information on the pro-
gram or to reach Haley's Motel, call
778-5405 or visit the motel's Web site
Mixon's on the
Mli\on's Fruit Farm at 2712 26th
Ave. E. in Bradenton is working with
the Florida Department of Health to
promote "Florida on the Move," a free,
easy-to-follow lifelong program to get
healthy and stay that way.
From 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Feb.
16, there will be a guided walk through
Mixon's orange groves. All participants
will be given a free "Step up Florida"
pedometer and the entire tour is about
one-half mile long.
There is no charge for the tour and
no age limit to participate.
To reach Mixon's Fruit Farm and
Galati Yachts Sales was honored recently by Boating Industry magazine for
making the magazine's Top 100 list and being named best independent dealer in
America. From left are Mike Galati, Fran Galati, Joe Galati, Liz Walz of Boating
Industry magazine, Mike Eiffert, Darren Plymale and Carmine Galati. Islander
Photo: Courtesy Galati Yacht Sales
learn more about "Florida on the Move,"
call 748-5829, ext. 256.
Galati deemed best
The "Oscars" for the marine indus-
try were handed out recently in Las
Vegas as Boating Industry magazine
announced its Top 100 list for 2006 and
Galati Yacht Sales of Anna Maria came
in best among all independently owned
boat dealers and second overall. The list
honors the best marine dealers in the
United States among 357 retail outlets.
A press release from Team Galati
said that Galati Yacht Sales "has proven
year in and year out that they are, in
fact, worthy of the title of 'best of the
best.'" A top ranking member of the Top
100, Galati epitomizes boating industry
standards of professionalism, marketing,
stellar customer service and outstanding
business operations, the release said.
Matt Gruhn of Boating Industry
said the magazine's editorial staff was
"extremely impressed" with Galati Yacht
Sales' operational excellence.
In addition to Boating Industry mag-
azine's award, Galati has also received
awards for excellence from Viking
Yachts, Viking Sport Cruisers, Cruisers
Yachts, Carver Yachts and Tiara Yachts.
Galati Yacht Sales is a family-owned
business that now has eight locations
and more than 200 employees.
Peter Feuerstein and Becky Smith of
Wagner Realty were installed as officers
of the Bradenton Toastmasters Club on
In addition, the company named the
team of Becky Smith and Elfi Starrett as
its top listing agents at its Anna Maria
Island office, while Dee Dee Burke took
the honor for Wagner's Longboat Key
office. Top honors in the closed-volume
category at the Longboat Key office
went to Jack McCormick.
Wagner Realty has offices at 2217
Gulf Drive N. and 1801 Gulf Drive N.
in Bradenton Beach and at 5360 Gulf of
Mexico Drive on Longboat Key.
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Wednesday, Feb. 7
7 a.m. to 8 a.m. The Anna Maria City Pier Regulars meet at Anna
Maria City Pier, 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Information: 778-7062.
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
holds a networking luncheon, the Sun House Restaurant, 111 Gulf Drive,
Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-1541. Reservations. Fee applies.
2 p.m. Diana Milesko speaks about global warming at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.
Thursday, Feb. 8
9a.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
9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Diana Kelly teaches sewing, embroidery and
quilting at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
9:30 a.m. to noon Artist Susie Cotton teaches the Anna Maria Island
Community Center intermediate watercolor dass at St. Bernard Catholic Church,
248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The Greek Glendi takes place at St. Barbara Greek
Orthodox Church, 7671 N. Lockwood Ridge Road, Sarasota. The festival contin-
ues through Sunday at various times. Information: 941-355-2616. Fee applies.
1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Artists Guild of Anna Maria sponsors a
painting demonstration by Karen Cunningham at the Guild Gallery, 5413
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6694.
1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Water's Edge of Bradenton hosts the first annual
Chocolate Festival to benefit the Meals on Wheels Plus Senior Center. The
festival takes place at the Water's Edge, 30th Avenue West between 14th
Street West and 26th Street West, Bradenton. Information: 748-7797.
5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Manatee Young Professionals meets at Art-
Center Manatee, 209 Ninth St. W, Bradenton. Information: 748-4842.
7p.m. Bingo gets called at the Annie Silver Community Center, corner
of 23rd Street and Avenue C, Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-1915.
8 p.m. to 11 p.m. The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island presents
the 15th annual Big Band Dance at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S.
Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1383.
Friday, Feb. 9
9 a.m. -A federal guide conducts a nature tour at DeSoto National
Monument, north end of 75th Street in Bradenton. Information: 722-4524.
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. W., 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
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11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2p.m. to 3:30p.m. -Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center hosts Food for Life cooking session, "Maintaining a Healthy
Weight," at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
6p.m. to 9p.m.- Richard Thomas' paintings and drawings are shown
at a reception at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd.,
Holmes Beach, through Feb. 28. Information: 778-2099.
Saturday, Feb. 10
8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Anna Maria Island Privateers hold a Thieves
Market, Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach. Information: 727-214-8903.
8 a.m. to 3p.m. The Anna Maria Island Power Squadron hosts its
annual yard sale, 1200 71st St. N.W, Bradenton. Information: 778-8408.
8:30 a.m. The Anna Maria Island Kiwanis Club meets for breakfast
and a town meeting, co-sponsored by The Islander, with state Rep. Bill Gal-
vano at Cafe on the Beach, Manatee Public Beach. Galvano will speak at 9
a.m., followed by a question-and-answer session. Information: 778-7978.
8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Manatee County Conservation Lands Man-
agement Department offers a sneak peak tour of the Robinson Preserve. The
department also offers events at other county preserves on various dates
this month. Information: 748-4501, ext. 3654.
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A fun fest takes place at The Village of the Arts,
four blocks south of Manatee Avenue between Ninth Street West and 14th
Street West in Bradenton. Information: 356-3291.
9 a.m. to noon The fourth annual Friends of Myakka River Nature-
Adventure series continues with "favorite fishing spots" at Myakka River
State Park. Information: 941-316-8139.
9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. The REAL Women's Ministry of Island Baptist
Church hosts "A Valentine Tea," 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. 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.
9 a.m. to 11 a.m. "Turtles: Swimming against the Tides" is the topic
children and adults will learn about at Mote Marine's education resource
center, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 941-388-4441,
ext. 229. Fee applies.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Gamble Plantation Preservation Alliance hosts
the seventh annual Plantation Festival, Gamble Plantation, 3708 Patten Ave.,
Ellenton. Information: 723-4536.
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Judy Pruitt holds a session of Family Origami at
the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
10:30 a.m. -The North American Butterfly Association Manatee Chap-
ter holds a talk on the hairstreak butterfly with environmental specialist Don
Stillwaugh at Rocky Bluff Branch Library, 7016 U.S. Highway 301, Ellenton.
11 a.m. -The Anna Maria Island Young Professionals hold a car wash
to benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life at the West Manatee
Fire Rescue station on Marina Drive in Holmes Beach. Information: 744-
2p.m. Marcy and Jerry East discuss travels to Machu Pichu, Peru, in
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Sunday, Feb. 11
10 a.m. Jazz Worship with Al Hixon takes place at Longboat Island
Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 779-0680.
5 p.m. The Women's Guild and Holy Name Society of St. Bernard
Catholic Church hold the annual Evening with Sports Legends, a fundraiser
in the church activity room, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
778-4769. Fee applies.
Monday, Feb. 12
8:30 a.m. The Island Branch Library offers a basic Internet class at
the library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.
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
9 a.m. to 10 a.m. The Widowed Persons Support Group of Anna
Maria Island Community Center meets for "coffee and conversation" at St.
Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
4 p.m. Mote Marine Laboratory hosts a Monday@Mote program
featuring Dr. David Vaughan of the Center for Coral Reef Research, 1600
Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 941-388-4441, ext. 691.
5 p.m. Capt. Zach Zacharias talks about fishing in the local busi-
ness series at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
7 p.m. Mote Marine Laboratory hosts a special lecture, "Shadow
Divers: Mystery and Adventure on the Bottom of the Atlantic," 1600 Ken
Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 941-388-4441, ext. 691.
Tuesday, Feb. 13
10: 30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Dr. John Mellon, literary critic and retired
professor, addresses the Friends of the Island Library, Island Library Branch,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.
10 a.m. Family storytime at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.
10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Artist Susie Cotton teaches the Anna Maria
Island Community Center intermediate watercolor class at St. Bernard Catho-
lic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1908. Fee
Noon Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meets for lunch and for a
club assembly led by club president Steve Schlueter at the BeachHouse
Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 447-5362.
6 p.m. The 9-to-5 Working Women's Group of the Democratic
Women's Club of Manatee County meets to hear from former Anna Maria
Mayor SueLynn at Stacey's Buffet, 4848 14th St. W, Bradenton. Information:
Wednesday, Feb. 14
Happy Valentine's Day.
Allday-Workouts raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hos-
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7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
holds its monthly breakfast at the Sun House Restaurant, 111 Gulf Drive,
Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-1541. Fee applies.
10:30 a.m. -The Friends of the Island Library book club meets at
the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
11:30 a.m. The Off Stage Ladies auxiliary of the Island Players holds
its Valentine's Day luncheon meeting at Mattison's Riverside, 1200 FirstAve.
W, Bradenton. Information: 779-9210. Fee applies.
3 p.m. -The Tingley After Hours book group meets at Tingley Memo-
rial Library, 111 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 779-1208.
6p.m. to 7:30p.m. -A group for parents and grandparents sponsored
by the Anna Maria Island Community Center meets at the School for Con-
structive Play, 304 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.
7:30 p.m. The Longboat Key Center for the Arts hosts "Valentine's
Jazz in the Gallery" at the center, 6860 Longboat Drive, Longboat Key.
Dr. Kenneth Alonso discusses Christian mystics in "The Way of the
Heart," 7 p.m. Monday through March 26 at St. Bernard Catholic Church,
Genevieve Alban is the featured artist of the month in February at
the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes
A variety of classes from basic drawing to stained glass to oil
painting are under way at theAnna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes
Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099.
Horseshoes get tossed in the pits atAnna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf
Drive, Anna Maria, on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9 a.m., with warmups
at 8:45 a.m.
TheAnna Maria Island Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., opens on
Wednesday at 10 a.m. with the smell of "Settler's Bread," available for $4
The Anna Maria Island Community Center hosts a variety of pro-
grams and classes through the season at various locations. Information:
In February, the Longboat Key Center for theArts hosts "Creationism
vs. Evolution" the work of Fernando Madridejos in the Glen Gallery, the
work of sculptor Jorge Marin in the members gallery and a fundraising exhibit
in the Durante Gallery, 6860 Longboat Drive, Longboat Key. Information:
383-2345. Fee applies.
Nature photographer Joe Fletcher is the "Artist of the Month" at the
Island Gallery West, 5568 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-
Feb. 15 the business women of the Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce and the women of Longboat-Lido-St. Armands Key Chamber
of Commerce meet at Harry's Continental Kitchen, 525 St. Judes Drive,
Longboat Key. Information: 778-1541.
Feb. 17 the Sarasota Shell Showtakes place at the Sarasota Munici-
pal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
Feb. 17-18 brings the Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival to the
historic village. Information: www.fishnews.org/festival/.
Feb. 19 the Gulf Coast Senior Games begins with lawn bowling,
shuffleboard, table tennis at various locations in the region. The games
continue through Feb. 25. Information: 224-7344.
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Whitey Horton golf tourney is scheduled for May
The Anna Maria Island Privateers have set May 12
as date for the big annual Whitey Horton golf tourna-
ment, primary fundraiser for the organization's scholar-
Sponsors are being sought for various categories, as
well as players. Sponsorships are $500 for gold, $250
for silver, $100 for tournament sponsor.
The tournament memorializes a longtime member
of the Privateers civic group. A shotgun start will touch
off the tournament at 1 p.m. at the River Club Golf
Course, 6600 River Club Blvd., Bradenton, followed
by the awards banquet at 5 p.m.
Deadline for entry is Friday, May 4. The fee is
$125, and entry forms may be obtained and spon-
sorships arranged by calling 752-5973 or 778-
Alban featured artist at Guild gallery
Genvevieve Alban, pictured to the right of her work, is the featured artist of the month at the Artists Guild of
Anna Maria Island gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. The Guild Gallery hosted a reception Feb. 2
honoring Alban, the guild'sfounding president, and her art. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff
Feb. 20 authors Rick Catlin of The Islander, Gene Cominiek, Robert
Fondes, Jack Hubbard, Jim Kissick and Siegfried Mauritz share stories of
war heroics at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Save the Date:
The third annual education forum sponsored by the Holmes Beach
Parks and Beautification Committee, "Go Native with Plants and Trees," takes
place 7 p.m. Feb. 20 at Holmes Beach City Hall. Information: 778-4060.
TheAnna Maria Island Community Chorus and Orchestra performs an
"Opera Sampler" on Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. at the Island Baptist Church. Informa-
tion: 794-5507. The date was incorrect in last week's calendar.
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Baby, it's getting hot outside: climate change exerpts
Floridians got a rude awakening of climate change And the news keeps coming
last Friday. Tornadoes swept through a wide swath of T b n i t m u
The bad news is that maps used to assess flooding
the state north of Orlando in the hours just before dawn. pr s ae d s o. Te gd ns is tt
Problems are decades old. The good news is that change
Early estimates placed more than 1,300 homes dam- are being made to correct the antiquated mapping data
aged through a 40-mile swath. The death toll numbered .-. are being made oo the antiquated ain data
S- In the forefront of the issue is the Federal Emer
20. ne Mana \ ement A aPenc' Tt create mans that ar,
A few hours later, a long-anticipated report on
global climate change was released. The statements in
the report present news almost as bad as the tornado's
The U.N. International Panel on Climate Change
has released the result of studies from more than 600
scientists from 113 countries. According to the Interna-
tional Herald Tribune, "Most of the observed increase
in globally averaged temperatures since the mid-20th
century is very likely due to the observed increase in
anthropogenic greenhouse gas concentrations."
That "very likely" translates into a 90-percent cer-
tainty, according to the authors of the report. Previously,
the term used was "likely," which, in science-speak,
means 66-percent certainty.
"The primary source of the increased atmospheric
concentration of carbon dioxide since the pre-industrial
period results from fossil-fuel use, with land-use change
providing another significant but smaller contribution,"
the report continues. "Warming of the climate system
is unequivocal, as is now evident from observations of
increases in global average air and ocean temperatures,
widespread melting of snow and ice, and rising global
mean sea level."
Climate change is evident in the weather we've
had to deal with of late. Think it's hotter than usual?
You're right: 11 of the past 12 years have been ranked
as the warmest since records have been kept, beginning
in 1850. The panel report said that the world's oceans
have been absorbing "more than 80 percent of the heat.
Such warming causes seawater to expand, contributing
to sea-level rise."
That sea level rise is of particular concern to those
of us living on skinny barrier islands like Anna Maria.
The latest scientific estimate is a 7- to 23-inch rise in
water in the next 100 years. Those numbers pretty much
jibe with some local figures that were collected a few
years ago, which estimated sea level would increase by
6 inches by 2020, 14 inches by 2065, and 25 inches by
On the next high tide, go out to your favorite sea-
wall or pier and add 6 inches to the water level, or a
couple feet, and you get the idea that things here aren't
quite as high and dry as they should be.
On a slightly more global view, the panel report
states, "At continental, regional and ocean basin scales,
numerous long-term changes in climate have been
observed. These include changes inArctic temperatures
and ice, widespread changes in precipitation amounts,
ocean salinity, wind patterns and aspects of extreme
weather including droughts, heavy precipitation, heat
waves and the intensity of tropical cyclones.
"Average Arctic temperatures increased at almost
twice the global average rate in the past 100 years.
"More intense and longer droughts have been
observed over wider areas since the 1970s, particularly
in the tropics and subtropics. Increased drying linked
with higher temperatures and decreased precipitation
have contributed to changes in drought. Changes in
sea surface temperatures, wind patterns, and decreased
snowpack and snow cover have also been linked to
"Widespread changes in extreme temperatures have
been observed over the last 50 years. Cold days, cold
nights and frost have become less frequent, while hot
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The scientists didn't really answer the question of
whether or not our increased hurricane activity in the
Atlantic Ocean is directly caused by long-term climate
changes, as some propose, or is merely a cycle of high
activity, low activity that has been observed every 20
years or so.
We're obviously in the high-activity period right
now. Will it last forever? The scientists stated, "There is
observational evidence for an increase of intense tropi-
cal cyclone activity in the North Atlantic since about
1970, correlated with increases of tropical sea surface
temperatures. Some aspects of climate have not been
observed to change. ... There is insufficient evidence
to determine whether trends exist in the meridional
overturning circulation of the global ocean or in small
scale phenomena such as tornadoes, hail, lightning and
The scary thing about all the talk is that it could well
be too late to change anything. Temperature increases
are placed at 3 to 7 degrees by 2100. Keeping things
status quo will keep the warming trend going, "due
mainly to the slow response of the oceans."
Friday's report is only one round on the global cli-
mate issue. Another study on impacts, adaptation and
vulnerability should be finalized in April, and one on
ways to reduce emissions or their impacts in May.
More good news to look forward to, eh?
Survey figures from the 1970s. Remember how much
sea level has risen? Remember what the Island looked
like 30 years ago versus today? And we' rejust one little
The whole concept was recommended by some-
thing called the National Research Council. FEMA offi-
cials are supportive of the effort, and figure it could take
up to two years to revise the maps.
The cost? Well, North Carolina is undergoing a
program right now to assess map elevations, at a cost
of about $26 million.
Florida mystery author Tim Dorsey has a new book
out, "Hurricane Punch." Anybody who's interested in
storms should love the antics as the crew follows hur-
ricane after hurricane across Florida.
And as the name implies, there is a cocktail
involved. "Hurricane Punch" is:
Red Bull, Everclear, cranberry juice, grapefruit
juice, pineapple juice, light rum, dark rum, amaretto,
blue curacao, orange passion fruit, a wedge of lime, a
leaf of mint, a squirt of triple sec, a splash of Grand Mar-
nier, a dash of grenadine, a pinch of coconut, a sprinkle
of sugar, shaved ice, and a whole bunch of mescaline.
Somehow, I don't think we'll be able to order the
beverage at our local watering hole although based
on all the climate change news, some kind of strong
elixir appears warranted.
Citizen, business help sought by Sarasota Bay Program
Manatee County citizens or business people are
being sought to serve on the Sarasota Bay Estuary Pro-
gram citizen advisory committee.
Those interested in the program should have inter-
ests that include "environmental, conservation and
watershed issues; be active in the community; or mem-
bers of the education/academic community," according
to the program.
The CAC communicates with "citizens and groups
about the projects and resources that SBEP undertakes
to restore Sarasota Bay. In turn, the CAC communicates
community concerns and interests to SBEP staff and
partners," according to the program.
The CAC meets on the first Monday of every month at
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There's a whole lot of weird fish being caught
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Despite snook season opening Feb. 1, the linesider
catch is few and far between so far, but hope springs
eternal that the catch will improve in the next month
In the meantime, catches of hog snapper continue
out in the Gulf of Mexico, something of a rarity for
our waters. There are also good reports of amberjack,
grouper and snapper coming from offshore.
In the backwaters, now is definitely the time to get
that big sheepshead. Catches are coming in routinely
at 5 pounds, and the striped fish are thick around any
sort of structure and seem to be nibbling on almost any
type of bait. Trout, redfish and big flounder are also a
Pompano, whiting and bluefish are another good bet
in the inlets north and south of Anna Maria Island.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Parrot Cove Marina said a couple of forays out in the
Gulf between fronts produced some "really interesting
results. In close to the beaches, the bluefish were so
thick they get to be boring in short order, so we ven-
tured out a little farther to get away from them. That
move paid off with some big spawner sheepies and
hefty gray triggerfish. Some unusual catches included
a few 16-inch-long hogfish, as well as larger than usual
Key West grunts and lane snapper. The most unusual
catch was a pair of 30-inch snook taken on small shrimp
intended for sheepies over hard bottom about 1 1/2
miles west of Anna Maria. Catching snook that far from
shore in the Gulf is rare, but almost unheard of in Janu-
He added that inshore action has featured trout,
redfish and sheepshead being caught with live shrimp
and Berkeley's "Gulp" shrimp, with low incoming tides
providing the best timing for the best catch.
"In the past couple of years, there have been more
and more unusual catches made in these parts," Capt.
Zach noted. "Last year's mullet roe season saw a
number of bonefish netted in the area. Hog snapper
are becoming more common as well. Offshore, there
are far more yellowtail snapper in summer, plus more
mako sharks and permit than I ever remember seeing
in 50 years of fishing around here. Maybe it has some-
thing to do with climate change, but there is certainly
something in the works."
At Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez, Capt. Mark
Johnson said he's been catching sheepshead up to 5
pounds and lots of small redfish. Capt. Sam Kimball
said he's putting his charters onto mangrove snapper
to 7 pounds, and farther out in the Gulf he's catching
grouper to 10 pounds.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle at
Catchers Marina in Holmes Beach said sheepshead
are thick around almost any structure in the bay right
now hard bottom, docks, piers and bridges, with
the best sizes running to 5 pounds. Mackerel are spotty
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Jack Calaoun, all with hog snappers, and kneeling is Tom Kearney with a mangrove.
the docks in the bays.
Tom Cassetty at the Rod & Reel Pier said he's
seeing a few mackerel come onto the lines, as well as
bluefish, sheepshead and a couple huge flounder, plus
Jesus Rosario at the Anna Maria City Pier said
sheepshead are the best bet right now, with most of
the action coming from those using fiddler crabs, sand
fleas, bloodworms or shrimp. There are also a few man-
grove snapper coming onto the dock, plus black drum
and yellowtail snapper.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
black drum are being caught in the Manatee River. He's
also heard great reports of redfish up to 38 inches being
caught by the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, as well as man-
grove snapper up to 18 inches in length. Small redfish
are also coming out of Terra Ceia Bay.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business out of Catch-
ers Marina said he's catching a few pompano, whit-
ing and bluefish along the beach, mangrove snapper
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At Skyway Bait and Tackle, reports include mack-
erel and sheepshead from southern Tampa Bay, plus
some small bonnethead sharks and a few flounder.
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On my boat Magic, we caught snapper to 17
inches, reds to 19 inches, trout to 20 inches, one black
drum that tipped the scales at better than 6 pounds, and
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Flag Football: Yellow holds on for 4-point victory
By Kevin Cassidy
Yellow took what seemed to be an insurmountable
19-0 lead over Green into the half, only to see Green
fight back to make a game of it in Anna Maria Island
Community Center Youth Division flag football action
on Feb. 3.
Brandon Gengler opened the scoring for Yellow
with a 60-yard run for a touchdown. He followed that
with a 70-yard interception return for a touchdown that
gave Yellow a 13-0 lead.
Green came back and looked to have scored when
quarterback Kyle Parsons hit Chandler Hardy for 36
yards, but he got stopped on the 1-yard line. On fourth
down, Alex Burgess knocked down Parson's pass to
deny the Green team.
Yellow marched right down the field in the waning
moments of the first half capped by Trevor Bystrom's
30-yard pass that tipped off Nicole Botero's hands to
the waiting hands of Alex Burgess, who took it to the 5-
yard line. There QB Bystrom pitched back to Gengler,
who ran around like Michael Vick before finally hitting
Daniel Janisch with the TD pass and a 19-0 lead.
Green got its offense going on the next drive, which
lasted all of two plays. QB Parsons hit Ben Valdivieso
for 18 yards and a first down. They hooked up again
on a little swing pass that Valdivieso took to the house
from 23 yards out. Parsons then hit Hardy for the two-
point conversion to pull to within 19-8.
The Green defense held and got the ball back to its
offense. Valdivieso, now playing quarterback, hit Hardy
for 37 yards on first down, while Rivers gained 20 yards
on a run up the middle on the second play of the drive.
Parsons found Connor Cloharty on a second-down pass
play that he took to the 1-yard line. On third down,
Parsons hit Hardy in the flat for a touchdown to pull to
within 19-14. Valdivieso hit Parsons with the one-point
conversion to make the score 19-15 Yellow.
Both teams traded offensive possessions with no
score, but Gegler appeared to ice the game for Yellow
when he bolted 75 yards up the middle for a touchdown
and a 25-16 lead.
The Yellow defense held Green down on their
next offensive possession, but gave the ball back in
dangerous field possession when Bystrom's pass was
intercepted by Valdivieso at the 25-yard line. Green
wasted no time as Parsons hit Valdivieso with a 25-
yard touchdown pass to pull to within 25-21. Gengler
stopped Valdivieso on the two-point attempt and then
ran out the clock to seal Yellow's victory.
Key Royale golf news
Key Royale golf course was circled with pink flags
to celebrate "Fore the Cure" on Tuesday, Jan. 30. Sixty-
five golfers joined forces to golf a nine-hole shotgun
event to raise money for breast cancer research. Dona-
tions from the members and their guests totaling $1,818
were delivered to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer
See "Key Royale women" below for more on the
The Key Royale Club's men played a nine-hole,
best-ball-of-partners game on Jan. 29 which ended in a
two-way tie for first place. Al Morgan and Tom Nelson,
along with the team of Dick Grimme and Ernie Hauser
each finished with a 3-under-par 29 to share bragging
rights for the day in the clubhouse. Charlie Knopp and
Matt Behan finished alone in second place with a 30,
while three teams another shot back finished in a tie for
The men were back at it again on Jan. 31 for an
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Key Royale women tee-up 'pink' for cure
By Lisa Neff
The pink flags planted in the grass signaled that Jan.
30 wasn't to be like any other day at the Key Royale
Inside the clubhouse, there was more pink. Players
wore pink baseball caps, ribbons, jackets, shirts, socks,
shoes and slacks. There were pink flowers on tables,
pink candies in dishes, pink golf balls in hands and even
pink wine to be awarded for prizes.
Pink is the signature color of the campaign to
prevent, treat and cure breast cancer. On Jan. 30, the
women members of Key Royale and their guestsjoined
in Fore the Cure, an event to raise money for the Susan
G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
"We're just trying to do the best we can," said
Marlyn Thornton, who worked with Mary Pat Swamy
to chair the event, with the support of more than a dozen
The event featured a nine-hole shotgun tournament
on the golf course, a luncheon and the raffle of the
"House of Hope," an intricately designed dollhouse
created and donated by Margaret Schuller.
The Holmes Beach resident donated the painstak-
ingly created house in memory of her sister, who died
Margaret Schuller of Holmes Beach stands beside the
"House of Hope, the dollhouse she created and then
donated for the Fore the Cure fundraiser.
last summer after a fight with cancer.
The raffle raised $500, but the house will draw yet
more money this week. Anita Riso won the two-story
structure and then donated it for a silent auction that
was scheduled to take place Tuesday, after The Islander
went to press.
Dozens of women attended Fore the Cure 65
of them playing in the tournament on the chilly
A tradition of Breast Cancer Day has been the pink
ball tournament. Using teamwork, the winners were
Mary Selby, Rose Slomba and Penny Williams and
second-place finishers Lucille Cooney, Sue Hookom,
Markie Ksiazek, Phyllis Lamp, Pat Coco Valdez, and
Joy Kaiser and Phyllis Roe each fired a 37 to tie for
low-gross score on the day. Margaret Swift's 30 earned
her first place in the low-net category. Second place was
a tie for Millie Mullin, Mary Selby, Sue Hookem and
aim in a
Tootie Wagner with 3 Is, while Dorothy McKinna, Joy
Nelles, and Sally Keyes each finished at even-par 32
to tie for third place.
Prizes in a putting contest went to Jean Holmes for
the long putt of 8 feet, 6 inches with runnerup Kaiser
right behind her with a putt of 8 feet, 3 inches. The
straightest drive honors went to Penny Williams, Pat
Townsend and Swift. McKinna, Jeanne Geary, Nelles
and Theresa Schutt took home special putting honors.
Key Royale women's golf is chaired by Swamy and
Marlyn Thornton, who thanked the committee respon-
sible for the successful event. Volunteers for the "pink"
tourney included Mary Margaret Dickinson, Mardene
Eichhorn, Sheila Ford, Sue Hookom, Caye Hudson,
Marge Jacob, Maryanne Kaemmerlen, Bobby Lind-
strom, Eileen Micho, Margaret Schuller, Janet Stokes,
Penny Williams and Sally York.
For more information about the Komen Breast
Cancer Foundation, go to www.komen.org.
THE ISLANDER 0 FEB. 7, 2007 0 25
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 24
18-hole, individual low-net tournament. Dick Ware
captured bragging rights on the day with an impressive
6-under par 58, three shots better than Greg Shorten and
Bill Gallagher, who both finished with a three-under
61 to tie for second place. Jim MacVicar was in third
place by himself with a 62, while Earl Ritchie and Tom
Lewis tied for fourth place with 63.
In other club news, the annual men's scratch match-
play championship is down four golfers. Dick Mills
will take on Web Cutting for the championship, while
Duke Miller will take on Bob Kral for the third- and
fourth-place club bragging rights.
Al Norman found himself in the winner's circle
twice last week, running his winning streak to 11 con-
secutive wins with two different partners.
On Jan. 31, Norman was teamed up with Gene
Bobeldyke and won six consecutive matches, includ-
ing a 23-17 nail-biter in the finals.
Norman teamed up with Paul Sheatler to defeat the
team of John Crawford and George McKay by a 22-
18 score to capture the Jan. 27 horseshoe competition.
They advanced to the finals on the strength of their 21-9
victory over Ron Slagh and Dave Leising.
Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and
Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits. Warmups
begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection.
There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.
AMICC flag football schedule
Youth Division (Grades 6-8)
Feb. 10 10a.m. Green vs. Black
Feb. 10 11 a.m. White vs. Yellow
Junior Division (Grades 3-5)
Feb. 9 5 p.m. Yellow vs. White
Feb. 10 12 p.m. Black vs. Yellow
Tallucci vs. Pearson
Go, team, go!
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Anna Maria Island Community
Center basketball schedule
Premier (ages 14-17)
Feb. 12 8 p.m. WCAC vs. Ralph's
Feb. 13 8 p.m. IRE vs. Ralph's
Division I (ages 12-13)
Feb. 8 8 p.m. Danziger vs. Oyster Bar
Feb. 12 7 p.m. Cycles vs. Oyster Bar
Feb. 13 7 p.m. Cycles vs. Paradise
Division II (ages 10-11)
Feb. 7 7:30 p.m. Dips vs. ReMax
Feb. 13 6 p.m. A&E vs. Dips
Division III (ages 8-9)
Feb. 7 6:30 p.m. Publix vs. Kumon
Feb. 8 7 p.m. Jessie's vs. Ross
Feb. 12 6 p.m. Ooh La La vs. Ross
Instructional League (ages 5-7)
Feb. 8 6 p.m. Orthopedics vs. BeachHouse
Feb. 8 6 p.m. LPAC vs. Observer
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architecture is a prelude to the expansive floor plans and luxurious appointments
that await within. A secluded harbor with twenty private deep-water yacht slips
entices residents to cruise the sparkling waters of the Gulf and Sarasota Bay at whim.
Residences from the 2 millions
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TIl Licensed Real Estate Broker
595 Dream Island Road Longboat Key, FL 34228 941.383.8700 Fax 941.383.8715
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BICYCLES: MENS, LADIES. Single or ten-speed.
Like new. $35. 941-792-3775.
AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and
purchase online: www.jackelka.com.
FREE DELIVERY to your home or condo: Shrimp,
crabs, native fish. Prompt delivery to your door. Call
James Lee, 941-795-1112 or 704-8421.
OLD-FASHIONED DINER MUGS: $8 (indudes tax).Your
coffee never tasted so good as when you drink from the
old-style mugs available at The Islander, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-7978.
MORE THAN A Mullet-Wrapper Islander T-shirts
on sale: S,M,L,XL $8, now through Saturday, Feb.
10. Sale price available for purchase in person at
The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
YOU WANT IT ...You got it. Oval AMI bumper stick-
ers are just $1 at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-7978.
HELP SUPPORT OFFICER Pete Lannon: Silicone
bracelets, DARE2CARE/ISLANDER4PETE. Child $2,
adult $5. The bracelets are donated by The Islander
and all $$$ go to a pre-paid college fund for Pete's
youngest son. Available atThe Islander, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-7978.
LONGBOAT KEY HISTORY "From Calusas to Con-
dominiums" by Ralph B. Hunter. Signed copies avail-
able at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30am-2pm Tues-
days, Thursdays and Fridays. 9am-noon Saturdays.
Always clothing sales. 941-779-2733.511 Pine Ave.,
GARAGE SALE: 8am-noon Saturday, Feb. 10. Computer
desk, printers, decorative items, kitchenware, linens and
more! 305 Highland Ave., Bradenton Beach.
INSIDE SALE: EVERYTHING must go! 7am-?
Friday and Saturday, Feb. 9-10. 209 78th Street,
Holmes Beach. Corner of 78th St. and Palm Drive.
HUGE SALE! 9am-3pm Saturday, Feb.10. Plants,
crafts, bicycle, freezer, clothes and items too numer-
ous to mention. Island Garden Club. 2418 Ave. B,
11TH ANNUALYARD sale: 8am-1 pm Saturday, Feb.
10. Coral Shores, 9200 Cortez Road.
SALE: 8am-lpm Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 10-11.
Bargain prices! Clothes, household items, plants,
cookbooks. Rain dates Feb. 17-18. 505 69th St.,
FLEA MARKET: 9am-4pm Saturday, Feb. 10. Lots
of furniture, collectibles, gifts, jewelry, bric-a-brac,
china, treasures and fun stuff. Parking lot of Niki's
Island Treasures, 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
GARAGE SALE: 8am-noon Saturday, Feb. 10. Fur-
niture, household items, clothes. Multi-family. 219
Periwinkle Plaza, Anna Maria.
BUDGET BOX THRIFT Shop: 10am-4pm Monday-
Friday, 10am-2pm Saturday. Furniture, jewelry,
china, kitchenware, more.Telephone 941-746-4906.
401 42nd St. W., Bradenton.
ESTATE SALE: 9:30am-2pm Thursday, Feb. 8. Ethan
Allen mission-style wall unit, coffee, end table and desk,
two leather love seats, portable storage drawers, dining
room table and chairs, large screen TV, bedroom fur-
niture, lamps, office equipment, Murphy bed, fishing
equipment, kitchenware, sets of china and miscella-
neous. 1985 17-foot Mako Angler with 2003 Yamaha
115-hp motor and trailer. A nice sale. Sale conducted
by Palma Sola sales. Numbers given out at 8am.
LOST: TWO PAIR OF prescription glasses. Perico
Bay area. If found, call 941-761-4988.
FOUND CAT: BLACK and tan. Gold/green eyes,
affectionate, small bluish-green collar. Found near
75th Street and Holmes Boulevard. 941-778-5119.
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, Ever-
glades, Key West, Dry Tortugas aboard 65-foot
sailing vessel Lex-Sea. 10 percent off trips before
March 15, 2007. www.annamariaislandsailing.com.
TINGLEY MEMORIAL LIBRARY: Accepting
donations of new and good condition books for
upcoming annual book sale. 111 Second St. N.,
BUTTERFLY PARK BENEFIT: Purchase a per-
sonalized brick in the Anna Maria Island Butterfly
Park.Two lines, $40. Three lines, $50. Forms at The
Islander or call 941-518-4431 for more information.
FREE GUN LOCK.Yes, free.Just for the asking. Cour-
tesy of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission. Free atThe Islander newspaper office, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Don't be sorry, be safe.
GUARDIAN AD LITEM volunteers needed: A guard-
ian ad litem is a trained volunteer appointed by the
court to represent and advocate for the best interest
of children who have been abused, abandoned or
neglected. Make a positive impact! Call 941-744-
9473 or visit www. 12circuitgal.org.
FOSTER PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to
foster puppies and kittens until they are old enough
for adoption. All food and medical provided. Julie,
ADULT CATS in desperate need of loving homes.
All are current on vaccines. All applicants screened.
Please, call 941-922-0774.
1965 MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE: Rare VIN number,
original paint, as-is. $24,000 or best offer. 941-795-4621.
1968 CUSTOM CORVETTE convertible. 327 four-speed,
perfect condition. $28,000 or best offer. 941-795-4621.
2004 CAROLINA SKIFF: 198DLX Yamaha 90,
four-stroke, live well, fish finder, trailer, low hours.
$13,200. Call 518-365-2701.
30-FOOT SAILBOAT: 1984 Islander Bahama. New
rigging in December 2003, Harken roller furling,
Anderson self-tailing wenches, wheel steering,
hand-shower, refrigerator/freezer, 15-hp Yanmar
diesel engine (fresh water cooled). In the water on
Longboat Key. $26,500. Call for more information or
BOATS: SPORTFISH TO Motor Yacht, 25-to 100-feet.
2760 Pursuit 2004, 29 Stamas 2000, 1989 Carolina
Classic 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.
Unitedyacht.com/davidstruber. Sell your boat or yacht?
SPACE FOR SMALL boat. Mushroom rivets for
Anderson windows. 941-778-1893.
OPEN HOUSE* 12-3 SUNDAY FEB.11
308 66th Street, Holmes Beach. Short walk to the beach!
Great 2BD/2BA home on a large, lush lot! Lovingly main-
tained by the original owners! $485,000
r e n Ken Jackson, 778-6986
REAL ESTATE ip 4 Marilyn Klemish, 778-7627
OF ANNA MARIA V wj Kathy Geeraerts, 778-0072
i"' Maureen Dahms, 778-0542
941 778-0455 www.greenreal.com Kate Eiseler, 224-0057
9906 Gulf Drive Anna Maria Evelyn Mitchell, 778-1952
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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.
REAL ESTATE AGENTS wanted: SunCoast Real
Estate LLC. Floor time and generous split. Confi-
dential. Call Mary Ann Schmidt, 941-779-0202 or
SCHEDULER, DISPATCHER, RECEPTIONIST:
Computer experience and must have excellent oral
and written skills. 941-778-4454.
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 appointment.
NURSES: PRIVATE DUTY. Long-term home care
assisting quadriplegic. Morning, 8am-1 pm and over-
night, 10pm-8am, shifts available. Travel opportunity.
ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place clas-
sified ads and subscribe online with our secure server?
Check it out at www.islander.org, where you can read
Wednesday's classified at noon on Tuesday.
TOP ADVERTISING sales position open at The
Islander newspaper. Great territory, commissions.
Previous outside sales helpful. If you possess a will-
ingness for strong community involvement, positive
outlook and drive to succeed, fax or e-mail a letter and/
or resume to 941-778-9392, sales @ islander.org.
RESTAURANT AND MORE: 50-seat restaurant with
great ambience also retails select items. Beer and
wine license. Any menu OK. $120,000. Confidential-
ity agreement required for details. Longview Realty,
941-383-6112. For more great business and realty
GIFTS/DECOR FOR patio, home and garden. Enchant-
ing shop, fun items in good resort area location. $89,000.
Confidentiality agreement required fordetails. Longview
Realty, 941-383-6112. For more great business and
realty buys: www.longviewrealty.com.
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.
SELL it fast with an ad in The Islander.
BEACHFRONT: FUNKY LITTLE building in dyna-
mite location. Great foot traffic. Now a profitable res-
taurant with added income, it would also be great
for any kind of retail, many other uses. $1,475,000.
Confidentiality agreement required for details.
Longview Realty, 941-383-6112.
14-YEAR-OLD needs work. Willing to babysit, clean,
etc. Red Cross trained in first aid and babysitting.
Call Alexandra, 941-778-5352.
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, Holmes Beach.
CNA CAREGIVER AVAILABLE for home care. Flex-
ible hours, have references. Call 941-753-8345 or
CHECK US OUT AT www.islander.org !
Reach more than
weekly with your
ad for as little as
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Exquisite Waterfront Condo & "Masterpiece" Penthouse
(Being Sold Separately)
For Sale By
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
Gulf of Mexico
At the B. Beach
Fantastic Views of
Gulf & Bay
Built in 2005
3 bd/2 ba, 1,680 s/f under roof- One of a Kind Auction Held on Site
End Unit 1702 Gulf Dr. N Unit A
Fully furnished, Stainless Steel appliances ,
Separate dining area Bradenton Beach, FL
Pre-wired for cable/DSL /satellite/plasma TVs SAT. FEB. 17th
Personal stairs from unit to 2 heated pools, spa at 10:30
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
Key West Style Architecture
Metal Roof w/ 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.
MICHAEL PETERS 727-726-7272
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Terms & Conditions: At the Auction, the winning bidders will be required to place a $20, 000
deposit with American Heritage Auctioneers, Inc. as escrow agent. Personal checks will be ac-
cepted. The balance will be due at closing within 30 days. The Seller will pay for & provide a
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.
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SEVCS EVCE otiudSEVCS otned-
MAN WITH SHOVEL: Plantings, natives, patio gar-
dens, trimming, cleanup, edging, maintenance.
Hard-working and responsible. Excellent references.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Car Service. Serving the Islands. 941-778-5476.
COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your
computer misbehaving? Certified computer service
and private lessons. Special $40/hour. Free advice.
ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING for great results, wash
away mildew, dirt, salt. Thorough, reasonable, reliable.
Free estimates, licensed, insured. 941-778-0944.
ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remod-
eling, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens,
baths. Free estimates. License #CGC061519,
#CCC057977, #PE0020374. Insured. Accepting
r & Company
SLicensed Real Estate Broker
Kimberly Roehl, P.A.
Investing in Property Leads to Opportunities
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so close to the beach without paying the views from this updated, large 4BR duplex
beachfrontpricing. Remodel or built up for with an open floor plan, bamboo floors and
unbelievable waterviews. $775,000. multiple decks including a roof deck with
endless possibilities. $679,000.
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tenance-Tree nomein move-in conation.
Features include all appliances, ceramic
tile, home warranty provided and com-
munity pool and recreationfacilitieswith
close proximity to 1-75. $235,000.
VILLJ UODI Inc LOn In UUIIUU, UlUIllly
located in Bradenton Beach. Updated
intenor and exterior renovations including
new heated pool, new roof, new tropical
landscape and turnkey furnished. Ideal
investment opportunity. $285,000.
ABDULUIELT RUUnHDLE UNUUO l Nlew NEW IHIIrA iVMOuel-perfect jIn nome
pool, new roof and new tropical landscap- locatedonlakefrontlot,upgradesthroughout
ing in Fall 2006. Extensively remodeled, home, extended screened pavered patio
turnkey and only six homes to beach perfectforentertaining. $290,000.
HUni n DEiH VILLHUI DstL VdlUc. IWU DorEAn InREROUnc.: iIuIdlILIIIndaIUIucu-
mastersuites, updatedtilefloors and Berber lous describes this beachfront complex and
carpet, four porches, two-car garage with the location of this 2BR turnkey furnished
bonus room and sundeck. $520,000. condo that has front-seat views of the pool
and spa. $700,000.
ISLANDER'S RETREAT: 2BR Gulfwatch
condo that is comfortably decorated and
turnkey furnished encouraging relaxing
Island lifestyle. Attractive rental policy or
ideal foryourown beach oasis. $374,900.
BUY DOWN AND
nished, wood deck
off family room,
two-car garage with
backyard with like-
new spa and short
distance to beach.
RUNAWAY BAY CONDOS Each
sold turnkey furnished, 2BR/2BA,
updated, heated pool, tennis courts,
fishing pier on the bay, deeded beach
access and weekly rentals permitted.
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views from most rooms that is ideal for
waterfront living. New dock, 10,0001b
4400 Manatee Ave. W. Bradenton 941.748.6300
PROFESSIONAL I.T. SERVICES: Complete com-
puter solutions for business and home. Installation,
repairs, upgrades, networking, Web services, wire-
less services. Richard Ardabell, network engineer,
941-778-5708, or cell 216-509-1945.
CUCCIO TILE: Many Island references. Free esti-
mates. Licensed and insured. 941-730-2137.
GET YOUR 2006 accounting and taxes done now.
Free initial consultation. Business and individual
income taxes. QuickBooks and Peachtree process-
ing. Call Larry Schmitt at 941-773-0182. Make It
Count Accounting Services Inc., 4230 59th Street
W., Bradenton, FL, 34209.
WILDLIFE REMOVAL and relocation: Problem solv-
ing for all animals, big and small. Call Joe, West-
coast Nuisance Wildlife Service, 941-778-3455, or
FIND IT! BUY IT! SELL IT FAST! In The Islander.
BOATER'S PARADISE AND BEA FUL CONDO
40-foot dock on sailboat canal. Spacio designer
kitchen, water views from every r's
Landing #204. 4109129th St. $
COME SEE OEN H
T Dolly Young Real Esta
ISLAND CANAL HOME REDUCED-3BR/2.5BA with fireplace.
Corner lot on canal with new dock and caged pool. New kitchen
cabinets and granite countertops. New metal roof. $580,000. Call
Carleen Weise, Realtor, 941-224-6521 evenings.
KEY ROYALE-This outstanding 3BR/3BAcanalfront home has been
renovated, updated, and added on. Extensive pavers, brick walkand
patios, new barrel roof 2004, 75-foot seawall, 50-foot dock with
13,000 lb. boatlift. This home is lovely inside and out. A 27-foot
Sport Craft with twin 150s will stay with full price offer. Offered at
$1,650,000. Call Zee Catanese, Realtor, 941-742-0148 evenings.
SINGLE FAMILY-Centrallylocated, one blockto beach. 2BR/2BA
spacious home on corner lot. $569,000. Call Joy Murphy, Realtor,
BAYFRONT CONDO NEW LISTING 2BR/2BA, updated waterfront
condo with amazingview. Glass lanai, breakfastbar. Owner motivated.
$392,500. Call Carlene Weise, Realtor, 941-224-6521 evenings.
5910 Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
Web site: www.smithrealtors.com
Simply the Best
TIME TO BUY
Don't wait for the
prices to notch up
again! Triplex with
great view of the
bay. Clean, fresh
and neat as a pin.
All upgraded. Com-
munity dock at street
end and less that
100 yards to beach.
L .a ,R
LCUMLt ELY InINUVAl t ZBDt /XA grouna-level villa.
Top of the line amenities and beautifully furnished. Stainless
steel appliances, wood floors, one-car garage. $345,000.
Norman 3101 GULF DRIVE
Realty INC HOLESBEACH
Ofrecemos servicio de ventas en espan6l
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-
WEST COAST INC.: Landscaping, bobcat service,
hauling, 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 941-778-1708.
HOME COMPANIONS AVAILABLE: Light cooking,
errands, shopping. Please call France Cole, 941-
538-0859. Cell, 941-465-7573.
INCOME TAX SERVICE: Individuals and small busi-
nesses.We also file electronically and prepare all states.
Call Pat at Kenney Tax Service, 941-761-8156.
Pointe West 3BR/2BA, heated pool. $360,000
illagerRoomy 22 end unit villa, carport. $125,900
Sabal Harbour Perfect Off Island Escape!
4/2 3-park, 2,500+sf. $374,500
Island Beachy Bar Business opportunity! $82,900
Bayou Best waterviews, 2/1. Negotiable $365,000
Kingsfield Lakes 4/2/3 Huge lot. 2,400+sf. $299,900
Mariners cove Full bay, dolphins play, 2,100+sf, TKF, 3/2
plus protected 35' boat slip! $760,000
Laura E. McGeary PA
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, Inc
32 Years of ProfssionalService
EXPERIENCE REPUTATION RESULTS
KEY ROYALE CANALFRONT Golf course view. $690,000.
HERON'S WATCH 3BR/2BA, like-new quality home 10 minutes to
LUXURY WATERFRONT VILLA Boat dock, 3BR/2BA, immaculate, updated.
Designer kitdien, glassed lanai, tennis, pools, covered parking. S649,900.
SUNBOW 2BR/2BA bayfront end unit, turnkey furnished. $449,000.
BAYVIEW 4-5BR/4BA indudes 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, boot 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.
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
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!
Call JSAnve/ A- more i4wvnatui .
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PIANO AND VOICE lessons from experienced, highly
educated instructor. From rapid advancement for chil-
dren to adult personal enjoyment. Call 941-761-2440.
STORAGE SPACE on Holmes Beach. Climate con-
trolled, secure, low rates. Phone 941-778-2710.
ANTOINETTE'S PERSONAL SERVICE: House clean-
ing/house sitting when you are away. Free estimates.
Licensed, bonded. 941-778-7355 or 941-730-6548.
ISLAND HOUSE CLEANING: I'll clean your home
as if it's my own. Hourly or by job. Call Mary, 941-
MUSIC LESSONS! Flute, saxophone, clarinet. Begin-
ning to advanced. Contact Koko Ray, 941-758-0395.
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigera-
tion. Commercial and residential service, repair and/or
replacement. Serving Manatee County and the Island
since 1987. For dependable, honest and personalized
service, call William Eller, 941-795-7411. CAC 184228.
ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional cre-
ates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding! www.
NADIA'S EUROSAGE Relaxing, healing mas-
sage in the comfort of your home. Call today for an
appointment, 941-795-0887. MA#0017550.
TILE AND MOSAIC custom installation, 20 years
experience. References available. For a reasonable
price, call Sebastian, 941-704-6719.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and
commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, land-
scaping, cleanup, hauling and more! Insured. 941-
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 LANDSCAPINGAND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call 941-807-1015.
3018 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach
Only couple blocks to beaches and
shops, great income producing
triplex with long time tenants.
Upstairs 3/1, downstairs 2/1, 1/1
privacy fenced yard, is awaiting
new owners. Sold'As Is'
CLOUD 9 LANDSCAPING: Lawn and landscape main-
tenance.Tree-trimming, mulching, plantings, sod, shell.
References and insured. Please call 941-778-2335.
TREES BYTHE Breeze, Inc. Landscaping, tree trim-
ming, property maintenance. Insured. Island resident
since 1988. Call Chris Lundy, 941-778-2837.
GULF SHORE LANDSCAPING: Lawn care, pres-
sure washing, landscaping, property maintenance.
Owner operated by Island resident. Exceptional
value! Licensed and insured. Call 941-726-7070.
GET MOORE FOR your money: Specializing in tree
trimming and removal, brush chipping, estate clean-
ups. Insured. Call Lew Moore, 941-755-5559.
SHELL DELIVERED and spread. $42/yard. Hauling:
all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free esti-
mates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, "shell phone"
KARAZ LANDSCAPE Lawn Service. Mulch, clean-
ups, power washing, tree trimming and more. City
of Anna Maria resident. Cell 941-448-3857.
NATURE'S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and
installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residential
and commercial. 30-years experience. 941-729-9381.
TIRED OF NO return calls? Straight Shot Land-
scape calls back. For all your landscape, call Shark
Mark. 941-727-5066. Shell $42/yard.
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. Bill, 941-795-5100.
BONUS! CLASSIFIED ADS are posted early
online at www.islander.org.
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920 Waterside Ln: Lakefront villa, 2BR/2BA, furnished, pool. $349,000.
883 Waterside Ln: Townhouse, 2BR/2BA, den, furnished. $374,900.
305 63rd Street: New Home, 3BR/3.5BA, den, elevator, pool. $849,000.
6301 Holmes Blvd: New Home, 3BR/2.5BA, wood floors, pool. $749,000.
3100 Gulf Drive #5: Gulf views. Furnished townhouse, 2BR/2BA. S449,000.
301 Highland Ave. #2: Condo, 1BR/1BA, heated pool. Furnished. S279,000.
301 Highland Ave. #5 Condo, 2BR/1BA, heated pool, furn. $479,000.
1301 N. Bay Drive #5B Condo, 2BR/2BA, 1079 sf, pool, furn. $489,000.
7302 Gulf Dr. #10: Luxury condo, 2-3BR/2.5BA. $1,749,000.
514 North Bay Blvd: Updated home, bay views, 4BR/3BA. $1,150,000.
ESPLANDE ON THE BAY: BRADENTON
4806 63rd Drive W: Luxury home, 3,607sf. 4BR/3.5BA. $1,699,000.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. In-house plan designs. State licensed
and insured. Many Island references. 941-778-2993.
License #CRC 035261.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. 35-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free
estimates, no overtime charges. Now certifying back
flow at water meters. FL#RF0038118-941-778-3924
TILE -TILE -TI LE. 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.
TILE, CARPET, LAMINATE supplied and installed.
Why pay retail? Island resident, many references.
Free estimates, prompt service. Steve Allen Floor
Coverings. 941-792-1367, or 726-1802.
JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry work, handy-
man, light plumbing, electrical, light hauling, pres-
sure washing and tree trimming. Call 941-778-6170
WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more.
Lifetime warranty. Call Keith Barnett for a free in-
home consultation. Island references, 15 years
experience. 941-778-3526 or 730-0516.
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IC BAYFRONT PROPERTY
Panoramic views of Skyway Bridge and
Tampa Bay with 135-foot seawall heated pool
S and deep-water dock with boat lift. 3BR3BA,
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. $2295,000. Virtual tour at
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on 100x100-foot lot zoned R2
in desirable neighborhood.
Recently renovated with new
metal roof. Short walk to the
beach. Great opportunity for
investor, lot is suitable for two land condo units. Owner willing
to finance at incredible interest rate! $499,000.
CAPRI BEACH VILLA
SGulffront 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.
5404 Marina Drive, Island Shopping Center
Holmes Beach 941-778-7978.
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HANDYMAN SERVICE: Winton's Home-Buddy Inc.
Retired banker, Island resident, converting life-long hobby
to business. Call 941-705-0275 for free estimates.
IMPACT WINDOWS AND doors. Exclusive dis-
tributor: Weatherside LLC on Holmes Beach. Free,
courteous estimates. Jeld-wen Windows and Doors.
Lic.# CBC1253145. 941-730-5045.
THIRTY-SIXYEARS craftsman experience. Interior,
exterior, doors, stairs, windows, trim. Pressure wash.
Driveway paint. Dan Michael, master carpenter. Call
TUB AND TILE refinishing: A division of D.J. Murphy
Painting Inc. Save up to 80 percent over traditional
remodeling costs. Call us with your kitchen and
bath needs. Don't buy new redo! 941-751-1245.
Licensed, certified and insured.
HOME REPAIRS AND improvements: General
repairs and quality renovation, including carpentry,
drywall, tile, paint, even landscaping. Please call
GUARANTEED A-1 PAINTING service. Get a bid then
call Nick, he's the best. Island references. Licensed.
Call Nick, 941-727-1448 or 941-962-5131.
INTERIOR SURFACE RENOVATION: Drywall, tex-
ture, paint, tile, wall and ceiling repairs, Fred Wein-
RESILIENT PROPERTIES AND renovations: Kitch-
ens, bathrooms, tile work, decks, sheetrock, paint-
ing and more. Reliable work start-to-finish. What
does your home need? Free estimates. Call Thomas
P. Lass, 941-782-7313.
EXPERIENCED BUILDING CONTRACTOR: Carl
V. Johnson Jr. Inc. New homes, porches, decks,
remodel, repairs, etc. Quality work. Fair price! 941-
795-1947. Lic. # RR0066450.
GULF CONSTRUCTION INC.: Home remodeling,
custom carpentry, kitchens, baths, additions. 28
years experience. Free estimates. Call John, 941-
773-6808. License # CBC1255132.
PAINTING, WALL REPAIRS, carpentry and more.
Holmes Beach resident, very meticulous and reli-
able. I take pride in my work. For a free estimate,
call Colin at 941-779-0120 or 941-376-0541.
RENTALS available weekly, monthly, seasonal.
Wedebrock Real Estate Co., 941-778-6665 or 800-
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Hamour LanlIngs- 5,bbU ST, OlB BAA, ele-
vator, four-car garage, lagoon pool, waterfall,
wine storage closet, threefireplaces, and 40+
foot dock on deep water to bay. $2,795,000.
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SEASONAL RENTAL: Holmes Beach, 4BR two master
suites-/3BA, house on canal. Two minutes to beach.
Heated pool, dock, cable TV, washer/dryer, garage,
designer furnished with tropical yard setting.One of the
finest rentals on Island. $1,600/weekly. Call 941-713-
0034 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOR RENT: 2BR/2BA annual, ground floor unfur-
nished, $900/month. Seasonals available starting
at $1,800/month. Please call Kim Fisher, Wagner
Realty, 941-778-2246. www.wagnerrealty.com.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, townhouse: 2BR/2BA with
balcony and view of mountains. Weekly or monthly
rental. Call Paige at 941-798-3448.
WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide vari-
ety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-779-
0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.suncoastinc.com.
1-4BR DIRECT BEACHFRONT, gorgeous views,
designer furnished, cable, DVD/VCR, dishwasher,
phone, quaint village. $975-$2,375/week9 941-713-
0034 or email@example.com.
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.apalm-
MANATEE RIVERFRONT:2BR/2BA, spectacular views!
Gated, pool, covered parking, security, fitness center.
$975/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, covered 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., Bradenton Beach. Efficiency, $750/month
includes utilities. $700 deposit, $50 application
fee. 112, 52nd St., No.1, Holmes Beach. Season-
ally, 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.
OFFICE/RETAIL SPACE: 1,200 sf. Former Wicked
Candle. 8819 Cortez Road. 1-800-952-1206.
PROPERTY FOR SALE
120x120 feet (ml) lot.Terrific
opportunity to work in paradise!
PAUL T. COLLINS, PA
Riverview Blvd Newer home in Riverview
district. Over 3,400 sf with 4BR/3.5BA and
pool. Almost oneacre lot on Warner's Bayou.
With newer dock and davit. $1,350,000.
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with deeded 24-foot boat slip. 4BR/3BA 1/3 acre on deep-water canal in the
with over 2,700 sf of living space. Just estate section of Harbour Landings.
completed in Dec. 2001 and is like Lot comes with 40-foot boat slip on
brand new. $849,000. protected basin. $879,000.
Over 20 years experience specializing in waterfront & boating properties
SALES & RENTALS
419 Pine Ave., Anna Maria FL 34216 PO Box 2150
(941) 778-2291 EVENINGS 778-2632
FAX (941) 778-2294 www.betsyhills.com
TROPICAL BAYFRONT BEAUTY Beautifully appointed,
lushly landscaped, 3BR/3BA hideaway, complete with
panoramic view and meandering dock, boatlift, and
heated swimming pool! Hardwood floors, southwest-
ern color scheme, comfy kitchen with maple cabinets,
stainless range and domed ceilings. Short stroll to Gulf
beach. Priced at $1,398,500.
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.
Bayfront, available February and March. 2BR/2BA,
all amenities, close to beach, shopping and trolley.
Sharon, Old Florida Realty, 941-713-9096.
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.
ISLAND CASTLE: FABULOUS French Normandy
home. 4BR/3BA on best beach and quiet street in
Anna Maria. 941-794-8202.
SEASONAL: MARCH AND April. Clean 2BR elevated
unit, one block to beach. Newly remodeled with laun-
dry. $575/weekly, $1,975/monthly. 941-807-5449.
WINTER RENTAL: BRADENTON Beach. 1BR/1BA
condo on bay, across Gulf Drive to beach. Walk to
downtown Bradenton Beach. Heated pool, turnkey,
cable, dishwasher, and utilities. Three-month mini-
mum, $1,500/month. No pets or smoking. 407-877-
7866, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LAKEFRONT, FISHING, ONE blockto beach. Elevated
duplex, enormous 2BR/2BA, one-car garage, laundry
area, Sub-Zero refrigerator, Jennaire stove, extra, extra
nice. $1,395/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 ISLAND Club rental available for Jan-
uary and February 2007/08. Totally remodeled unit,
nonsmoking. 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.
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.
PREMIER WATERFRONT 2BR/2BA condo in Riv-
iera Dunes Laguna with 40-foot boat dock. Annual
rental. Call John Luchkowec, Coldwell Banker, at
NORTH-END DUPLEX: Seasonal or monthly 2BR/2BA,
washer and dryer, two blocks from Gulf. Sleeps six.
$1,800/month. 941-778-7167 or 941-705-0275.
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ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH large 3BR/2BA duplex.
$1,000/month. First, last and security. 941-778-7812.
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 Peacock Lane or 202-A Haverkos
VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across from
beautiful beach, $375 to $500/week. Winter and
spring dates available. Almost Beach Apartments,
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 email@example.com or call 941-928-
8735. Leave message for information and availability.
ANNUAL 2BR/1 BA, 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 deco-
rated, stainless steel appliances, carport, two pools,
1-2 bedrooms. $3,000/month. 941-795-5060.
ANNUAL: HOLMES BEACH. 2BR/2BA, four-car
garage. Two blocks to beach. Pet friendly. $1,400/
month. Call 941-713-2150.
VACATION IN SMOKEY Mountains: 3BR/2BA
cabin, turnkey furnished, fireplace on 2.5 acres. 30
miles from Cherokee Indian reservation, one mile
from town. Book now. $495/weekly. For informa-
tion, call 352-516-6908 or 352-314-2333. E-mail:
ANNUAL DUPLEX: 2BR/1BA north-end Anna
Maria, four houses from beach. Cathedral ceilings,
energy-efficient windows, screened porch, washer
and dryer hookups, room for boat. Pet considered.
$950/month plus security. 941-778-4837.
ANNA MARIA: 1BR/2BA ,gorgeouspoolside apartment.
25 feet to beach. Call 786-375-9633, or e-mail cflagg @
mindspring.com.Available now. $950/month.201 S. Bay
Blvd., #3. Next door to Waterfront restaurant.
TERRIFIC, UPDATED 3BR/2BA, single-story vacation
rental. 2007-08 weekly and monthly rentals starting at
$625/week. March and April 2007 discounted. 813-818-
YOU CAN HAVE the beautiful white sand and Flor-
ida west coast sun outside your door. One bed-
room condo (sleeps six) for rent at Resort 66. Full
housekeeping, linens provided, full kitchen. Avail-
able March 10-31, Saturday to Saturday only. $950/
FOR RENT: 2BR/1 BA weekly or monthly. 100 steps to
beach. Close to Rod & Reel Pier. Call 941-747-3321.
MIRROR LAKE: NEXT to IMG Academy. 2BR/2BA
condo with direct lake views from every window.
Feb. 15-March 15, $2,500. March 15-April 15,
ANNUAL: LARGE 1BR/1 BA. Steps to beach. Large front
yard, washer.Yard service, cable and water included.
$850/month. 727-540-9294. Holmes Beach.
SMITH REALTORS, 941-778-0770. Seasonal rent-
als: 2BR/1BA condo with pool, three-month minimum
$1,850/month. 1BR/1BA condo with pool, $1,950/
month. 2BR/2BA condo with pool on bay, $3,800/month.
3BR/2BA condo with pool on Gulf, $3,700/month.
2BR/1BA condo on canal, $2,450/month. 4BR/2BA
home with pool, $3,800/month. 3BR/2BA home on
canal, $3,000/month. 2BR/2BA home, close to beach,
$3,100'month. 3BR/2BA home, one block from beach,
$4,400m onth. 2BR/2BA home, Jacuzzi, on golf course,
$3,400month. 3BR/2BA home with pool on golf course,
$3,800m month. 2BR/1BA duplex two blocks from beach,
$1,800'month.2BR/2BA duplex, $2,900/month.2BR/1 BA
duplex, Gulffront, $2,850/month. 941-778-0770.
AFFORDABLE SEASONAL RENTALS still available.
Weekly, monthly, bayfront, Gulffront, big, small. Call
Sato Real Estate for availability. 941-778-7200.
SEASONAL RENTAL: AVAILABLE March. Beachfront
condo, 1BR/1BA, pool, washer and dryer. Walk one
block to shopping. $1,800/month. 941-746-1873.
ANNUAL: HOLMES BEACH. Steps to beach, restau-
rants and shops. Large updated 2BR/1BA with two
balconies and washer and dryer hookups. $1,100/
month including utilities and cable. 941-545-6118.
LOOKING FOR 2008? Lovely, refurnished 2BR/2BA
house. Steps to beach. Also available April 2007.
Offering discounted rates. 2805 Gulf Drive. 941-
SEASONAL: HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1BA, com-
pletely furnished. One house from Gulf. No pets or
smoking. Available February through April. 813-689-
0925, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
ROOMMATE NEEDEDTO share a house in Holmes
Beach. $450/month plus half utilities. Phone 941-
VILLAGE GREEN: MINUTES to beaches. Large
2BR/2BA, two-car garage. Big screened lanai,
large yard, good schools, close to shopping $1,195/
month. Annual. 941-720-2804.
MINUTES TO BEACHES: Lakeside South, west
Bradenton. Big 3BR/2BA, one-car garage, villa.
Pool, tennis, clubhouse. Quiet area. $1,700/month.
NORTHWEST BRADENTON: LARGE 3BR/2BA,
two-car garage. Big screened lanai, huge fenced
yard, excellent schools, quiet area. $1,595/month.
RETIRED COUPLE WHO have been Anna Maria
Island winter renters for nine years are looking for
2008 Anna Maria city house rental of three-six
ANNUAL: 2BR/1BA GROUND-level duplex. Near
community center. Fridge, stove, microwave, washer
and dryer, screened lanai, large yard. Pet OK.
BriHgtn People Home Sine 1939
CORAL SHORES Sun, swim or go boating ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB 2BR/2BA
from this 3B828A 1,890 st home New turnkeyfurnished Enjoysunsetstromyour
14x32-foot pool, dock, covered boat lift, balcony, Gulffront, pool, elevator Great
and more Anne Miller, 941-778-2246 rental history Karen Day, 941-778-2246
#535474 $750,000 MLS#543920 $735,000
NORTH TIP OF LONGBOAT KEY This
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vated New kitchen, baths, window-doors,
garage Room for a pool DaveMoynihan,
941-778-2246 #531516 $579,000
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in Pencol Furnishings and decor are to backyard with comfortable breezes and roughly modern but Old Florida Cache
die for New root, siding, air conditioning pleasant shade on those lazy afternoons On-site rental management Heated pool,
Updated kitchen and baths Enclosed lanai Deeded deep-water dock to Bimini Bay Gulf beach access, fishing pier Close to
withlakeview .- 1 ~ i .F, ':u irCn ;, 2BR/i 58A 1,528 sf Bob DeYoung, 941- ih P. ""l E-:; im:rwh..r li.n )rk, 941-
941-778-2246 #545756 $489,000 776-3300 #546182 $486,500 778-2246 #546455 $279,900
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JEWFISH KEYApnvateasland paradise Elevated cypress post and
beam home onthe Intracoastal Waterway 70-foot dock Access by
boat only Anne Miller, 941-778-2246 #535344 $1,950,000.
CORAL SHORES This house has a beautiful bay view on a deep
canal 100-foot of seawall, three pergolas in front and two in
back Garage, air conditioning, generator, 1,350 st Paver brck
drweway Harold Small, 941-778-2246 #543106 $1,175,000.
LONGBOATKEYWATERFRONT '. l \- .1;I- h.m irn I~ iit. i
water Boatlilt, open floor plan, four-car garage, workout room
and 30-foot screened balcony Becky Smith or Elf Starrett,941-
778-2246 #520397 $1,049,000.
2BFR2BA DIRECT GULFFRONTunitwithiews ofthe Gulf Totally
renovated including new kitchen, baths, windows, appliances,
furnishings and much more Secured elevator, pool, tennis court
and private garage Close to shopping and restaurants Dave
Moynihan, 941-778-2246 #543586 $819,500.
GRACIOUS LIVING In this waterfront, updated 3BRF3BA condo
Loft overlooking great room Soaring ceilings Separate breakfast
room 40-toot dock included Peggy Henger, 941-383-5577
MARINERS COVE Direct bayfront, top floor, .EF, R E, ',"I st,
gated community, two pools, tennis, elevator, protected deep
water 35-foot boat slip Peter Mancuso, 941-545-6833 or Dave
Moynihan,941-778-2246 #543600 $629,900.
RIVERFRONT CONDO This top floor end unit has a Manatee
River view' Carport, heated pool, tennis, glass-in balcony, near
manna, shopping, criiJI:r. HfmT..rrirfnr. E-:; .mrih .i iill
Starrett Priced by appraisal This property is a "Clear Choice"
941-778-2246 #521375 $285,000.
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Nostepsto climb Petwelcome Tennis Heated pool Lush pnvate
setting Joan Oliszewskl, 941-761-3100 #r.-.4 $479,900.
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poolside,pondandotherviews Someupdated Activeclubhousewith
pool, tennis court, and workout room On-site rental management
941-778-2246 Priced from $314,000 to $499,900.
HARBOR PINES Fi~i. I.r "FE" unri nrri- ,j r i ,1 ni..ri Tennis
courts pool, open floor plan Close to IMG Academy & Golf Course
Closetobeaches,Sarasota and Manaee Great pnceonthisone Judy
McCauleyThe Royal Team,9411-751-0670 #547061 $155,000
2217 GULF DR. N. BRADENTON BEACH
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200-FEET TO Rod & Reel pier, ground-floor, fully-
furnished, 2BR/1BA duplex. No pets or smokers.
Seasonal $1,500/month. Annual $1,000/month.
Available April 1. 941-387-8610.
SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals.
1BR/1BA or 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk to beach,
shopping, restaurants. 941-778-3426. Web site
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 bed-
rooms. 1,400 sf, county water/sewer, citrus trees,
near Brentwood school in Sarasota. Reduced to
$274,900. 941-379-4196 or 941-954-7474.
BAYVIEW AND CANALFRONT with pool. 2BR/2BA
open plan, new kitchen. Totally upgraded. Dock,
three davits. Owner motivated. Not a drive-by, must
see inside! By owner. Call Herb Dolan, 941-705-
4454. 404 21st Place. Bradenton Beach.
LOT FOR SALE: One block to Gulf. 50x100 feet,
cleared. $539,000. 215 71st St., Holmes Beach.
ALMOST ISLAND HOME: Adorable 1BR/1BA.
Brand new furnished, bay windows with water view.
Hurricane Force-3 manufactured home. One mile
from Anna Maria Island and one block from Intra-
coastal Waterway with new marina and boat ramp.
Land owned. Home owner's association optional.
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.
OPEN HOUSE: 1-4pm Sunday: New home, 3,746 sf
3-4BR/3BA, granite/cherry kitchen, three screened
verandas. $829,000. Horizon Realty, 941-725-7000.
303 58th St., Holmes Beach.
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, 941-761-0444. www.HiddenLakeCon-
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 parking. View of bay from large covered
porch. Only two blocks to Gulf, great neighborhood.
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 email@example.com.
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, Holmes Beach.
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/1 BA
with breathtaking views. Pools, Jacuzzi, walk to shops
and restaurants. Available weekly, monthly, seasonal.
901-301-8299, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
BRAND NEW 2BR/2BA villa with garage. Only $89/
month fee. $225,000. Bill, 941-518-9300.
CPR: DON'T STRESS out over your property man-
agement fees. Low rates and tiered services. Now
accepting new rental properties. Call Suzanne,
941-962-0971, or www.coastalpropertiesrealty.com.
PERICO BAY CLUB: Open house 1-4pm Sunday,
Feb. 11. 3BR/2BA with full bay views! Granite coun-
tertops, 20-inch porcelain tile, carpet, custom clos-
ets, plantation shutters, designer furnishings and
more. $575,000. 941-792-4803. barbfreeman@
alltel.net. 1167 Edgewater Circle, Bradenton.
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. 941-545-5381.
CANAL HOME: PRIME location, listed thousands
under appraised value, 3BR/3BA, dock, boatlift,
new seawall, large lot. $830,000. Weichert Real-
tors, Richard Taylor, broker, 941-756-6300.
$369,900. NORTH END Longboat Key. By owner.
ground-level, Spanish Main attached villa. 2BR/1BA,
perfect for patio backyard with privacy hedge separating
Emerald Harbor. New appliances, PGT Winguard Win-
dows and 3-ton, high efficiency air conditioning unit with
duct work extended to lanai. Overhead storage, short
walk to community clubhouse, pool and deep-water
marina; Deeded beach access, covered parking. Call
941-383-7626 for more information or appointment.
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.
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
backyard, screened porch. Northwest Bradenton,
Azalea Park. $349,000. 941-795-5702.
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. 941-
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DIRECT WATERFRONT: Latchkey. 65A Cortez
Park, Avenue D. 941-779-CAIN.
DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDO at Club Bamboo
South. Incredible Gulf view, all new everything,
onsite management, nightly rentals, pool, eleva-
tor and more. Priced way under market! $445,000.
BRADENTON BEACH MOBILE home: Bay view,
updated, cozy 1BR in the Pines Park. Turnkey fur-
nished, boat slip included. $41,000. 941-962-8220.
BRAND NEW MAINTENANCE-free villas just west of
Intracoastal in west Bradenton. No age restrictions.
3BR/2BA plus den and two-car garage, low $300s.
2BR/2BA plus den and two-car garage, high $200s.
High quality construction, not in a flood zone and only
a few miles from the beach. Gorgeous clubhouse
with full gym and pool. Finally, everything you always
wanted at an affordable price! Free washer and dryer
with purchase when you mention this ad. Call Phil
Paxton, Remax Gulfstream, 941-920-1363.
ISLANDER'S RETREAT: 2BR Gulfwatch condo with
peek-a-boo view of the Gulf, comfortably decorated
and truly turnkey furnished, encouraging a relaxing
Island lifestyle. $374,900. Please, call Kimberly Roehl,
PA, Michael Saunders & Company. 941-447-9988.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX: 4BR/4BA, heated
pool, tiki bar, hot tub. Rents were $30,000 in 2006.
Reduced for quick sale $699,000. Call Mel at 800-
778-9599 or 941-809-5565.
FOR SALE BY owner: Quality built, best value on
Anna Maria Island. 3BR/2BA-plus, vaulted ceil-
ings, maple wood floors, granite counters, vaulted
screened porch, upgraded baths and showers, crown
molding. Truly beautiful and beachy look. Reduced,
$779,000>$729,000> $709,000. Seller motivated,
make an offer. Buy before March 1 and save! 941-
778-9485. 309-A 59th Street, Holmes Beach.
CANAL HOME: HOLMES Beach. Immaculate
2BR/2BA, 45-foot dock with electric boat lift, fur-
nished, perfect Island retreat! $600,000. Denise
Langlois, Coldwell Banker, 941-725-4425.
DEEP-WATER CANALFRONT condo in pet-friendly
Palma Sola Harbour. 2BR/2BA ground -floor unit,
turnkey furnished, with boat dock. $299,900. 941-
RESIDENTIAL BUILDING LOT in northwest Bra-
denton, desirable neighborhood near the river.
$216,000. Owner/agent, Bobbie Banan, Michael
Saunders & Company, 941-356-2659.
SPACIOUS 4BR/3BA, two-car garage, large den,
fireplace, solar-heated, caged pool. Wonderful
family neighborhood near Bradenton Country Club.
Minutes to beach, close to everything, west side
of Bradenton, $395,000. 941-685-7035. 5116 10th
Ave. W. Directions: Manatee Avenue to 51st Street
to 10th Avenue Drive West.
BEST DEAL ON Holmes Beach, hands down. Divorce
forces quick sale at $399,000. Adorable beach duplex
sold turnkey furnished. Good rental history with ten-
ants in place. Updated with ceramic tile, new kitchen
cabinets and low-maintenance landscape. Call Karen
Neal at L.Wells Realty, 941-737-7653.
PROPERTY AUCTION: PALMA Sola Park. View-
ing 10am, auction 11am Saturday, Feb. 10. Unique
west Bradenton home. Mountain feeling in coastal
paradise, bike-friendly, convenient neighborhood. Bird
sanctuary, manatee habitat. For more information call,
941-761-8525.615 Casabella Drive, Bradenton.
OPEN HOUSE: 2-4pm Sunday. Perico Island.
3BR/2BA, built to 2004 hurricane codes. Great
master suite, heated pool and amenities. 11103
Willow Dale Ct $390,000. 941-761-8135.
GREAT RIVER VIEWS from balcony porch of
2BR/2BA luxury condo on new Riverwalk area.
Downtown Bradenton. Corian throughout and many
upgrades. $288,800. 941-807-5449.
BAYFRONT HOME ON Anna Maria Sound.
Unobstructed view, southern exposure. Private.
$1,100,000. Brokers protected. 941-778-0029.517
Bayview Drive, Holmes Beach.
CANAL HOME: 3BR/3BA totally remodeled inside.
New roof, air conditioners and all new double-pane
windows. Lot is 110x1 15 feet. Lift and davits. Seven
blocks to beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Call for appoint-
FOR SALE OR LEASE: Perico Bay Club: Open
house, 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday. Villa, Grand
Cayman. 1,601 sf, Neal Community builder. Two-car
garage, 2BR/2BA, den, patio, overlooking canal, great
view, lanai, deck, mirrors. Built-ins, many upgrades.
Tennis courts, clubhouse. One mile from beach,
pools, gated entrance, security guards. Reduced
from $475,000 to $449,900.941-962-6117.
OPEN HOUSES: GSR Development LLC Proper-
ties. Noon-4pm Sunday, Feb 10. 17 properties avail-
able by order of the U. S. Bankruptcy Court. Begin
your tour at 109 Fifth St., Bradenton Beach. Maps
and information provided. Rosebay Real Estate,
WATERFRONT HOME IN Holmes Beach. 3BR/2BA, FOR SALE BY owner: 2BR/2BA condo, $329,900.
one-car garage, classic Island-style single-story with Minutes to beaches. $10,000 decorator package,
lots of Florida pine, vaulted ceilings and built-ins, can be used for down payment. 941-761-0807.
Spectacular view of Anna Maria Sound and Intra-
coastal Waterway from lanai. On end of canal with DUPLEX: HOLMES BEACH. Raised 2BR/1BA
two docks and no bridges to Gulf. Sailor's dream. each side, under building parking, screened lanais,
S $799,000.941-726-9104. laundry rooms. Only $499,900. Call Jerry Cercone,
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OPEN SUNDAY: 1-4pm Sunday, Feb. 11. Sunny
Shores waterfront mobile home community. Minutes
to beaches.Walkto marina and bayfront park. Land
owned, no deed, age or pet restrictions. Turnkey
furnished, light and bright. Perfect winter retreat or
residence. Price reduced. $134,900. ChardWinheim
Horizon Realty, 941-713-6743.
LOT: 57.75x1 14-feet, one blockto beach. $520,000.
Call 941-779-4505 or 941-778-4246. 125 Neptune
Lane, Holmes Beach.
A STEAL AT $899,000. Beachfront condo. 3BR/2BA,
brand new renovation. $60,000 gourmet kitchen.
Appraised for $1,000,000. Two enclosed garages
and storage room. Incredible view. 717-392-4048.
DESIRABLE LEWIS PARK-area home with sepa-
rate 1BR/1BA guest quarters. Lovely fenced yard.
BRADENTON BEACH: 2BR/2BA end unit. Huge
Gulf views from most rooms. Beautiful Tommy
Bahama-style furnishings. Pool, hot tub, tennis,
docks. Great vacation home and rental income. By
RARE 180-DEGREE view: Direct Gulffront condo. Com-
pletely renovated 2BR/2BA. Appraised at $950,000,
asking $799,000. A must see! 717-392-4048.
CANAL HOUSE REDUCED to $699,000.717-392-4048.
RARE! NATIONAL FOREST frontage and trophy
trout stream. Large acreage, parcels new to market.
SPECTACULAR Key West-
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short walk to white sandy
beaches. Deep water with no
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AAH! COOL MOUNTAIN breezes! Murphy, N.C.Afford-
able land, homes, mountain cabins on lakes, mountains
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Mountain View Properties. www.exitmurphy.com.
NORTH CAROLINA: COOL mountain air, views and
streams, homes, cabins and acreage. Free brochure,
800-642-5333. Realty Of Murphy, 317 Peachtree St.,
Murphy NC 28906.www.realtyofmurphy.com.
WYOMING RANCH DISPERSAL: 35 acres, $59,900,
75 acres, $108,900. Snow-capped mountain views.
Surrounded by government land. Abundant wildlife.
Recreational paradise. Low taxes. E-Z terms. Call
Utah Ranches LLC. 888-541-5263.
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planted pines. Joins Talladega national forest,
road frontage, creek, excellent hunting, lake site,
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GEORGIA/FLORIDA BORDER. Grand opening
sale! 20 acres, $99,900. Pay no closing costs. 20
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MID-WINTER SALE! Golf homesites just $89,900.
Make no payments until 2008! Pristine wooded
homesites. Spectacular golf community. Mountains
of South Carolina. Limited time offer. Call 866-334-
3253, ext. 1185.
NEW PRICE! 10-plus acres, $299,000! Upscale,
equestrian, gated community! 200-year-old oaks.
Established lush pastures. Paved private roads,
underground utilities. Two miles from HITS! Excel-
lent financing! Call 868-352-2249, ext. 1156.
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35-PLUS ACRES: JUST $29,900. Only $177/month!
Gorgeous southern Colorado ranches. Electric/cable/
phone/Internet available. 300 days per year of sunshine.
Room for horses, ATVs, off-road fun. Phase II grand
opening sale Saturday, Feb. 24. Call now for more infor-
mation. 866-OWN-LAND, ext. 2141. Monthly payment
of $176.60 based upon purchase of $29,900 with ten
percent down and the remaining $26,910 financed via
a three-year interest-only loan with a fixed rate of 7.875
percent. Rates and terms subject to change without
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"We ARE the Island!"
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NORTH BEACH VILLAGE
3BR/2.5BA townhouse. New tile and carpet. Freshly painted. Two-
car garage, storage area could be office, pool. $499,900.
BAY PALMS WATERFRONT HOME
3BR/2BA canalfront. Private dock. Direct access to Tampa Bay
and Intracoastal Waterway. $619,000.
PLAYA ENCANTADA TOWNHOUSE
2BR/2.5BA turnkey furnished with direct view of Gulf New
kitchen, tile, heated pool, tennis, garage. $899,900.
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS CONDO
2BR/2BA turnkey furnished, tennis, heated pool, water view, near
shopping, library and restaurants. $389,000.
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 of Bimini Bay with
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.
ANNA MARIA NEAR BEACH House and cottage. $848,000.
RUNAWAY BAY CONDO IBR/I BA Water view. $349,000.
SEASIDE BEACH HOUSE CONDO Direct Gulfview. $799,900.
FLAMINGO CAYWATERFRON 3BR/2BA, pool. $859,000.
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.
RIVERVIEWBOULEVARD CAPE COD 3BR/2BA. $529,900.
SHOREWALK CONDOS 2BR/2BA turnkey from $175,000.
TRADEWINDS RESORTVILLA- 1BR/1BA, 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.
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NORRIS LAKE PROPERTIES: Waterfront, #902,
77 acres only $125,000. Lake view #144, 3.5 acres
only $48,900 Call Lakeside Realty at 888-291-5253,
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LARGE POND, INCREDIBLE mountain views. 1,200
feet of mountain stream, 17 acres, $239,900. Pos-
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overlooking your very own private pond. All use-
able, easy access. Only one with pond. Call owner
directly now 877-777-4837.
SPORTSMAN'S PARADISE DIRECTLY adjoin-
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$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 cer-
tified 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-DEGREES 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 now,
SELL it fast with an ad in The Islander.
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408 S. BAY BLVD., ANNA MARIA ISLAND.
Watch the cruise ships go by! Magnificent views of
Tampa Bay from this darling beach house with vaulted
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on the lake. Great fresh water fishing and
boating on 2.400 acre Lake Manatee! $799.000
513 56TH ST Holmes Beach.Waterfront full
bay-view with custom dock and lift. Features
quaint Florida cottage with darling guest apt.
above garage. $989,000
718 89TH CI' NW, MAHOGANY BAY NEW! 4BR/
3BA custom contemporary Kendar home with soaring 13-
foot double tray ceilings, spa pool with waterfeature,gourmet
kitchen, wood, tile and granite throughout! Gorgeous.
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EPICUREANS TAKE NOTE! Old Mission
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243 17TH ST. N, BRADENTON BEACH CLUB
- Runs from Gulf to Bay in the heart of Anna Maria
Island. Darling turnkeyfurnished 3BR/2BAtownhouse
with private elevator and garage, offers beach access
and two pools on a quiet cul-de-sac.Wonderful for
year-round living or second home.$674,900
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
2716 PALMA SOLA Exquisite full bay views
from every room of this 5,000 sq. ft, custom on
over halfan acre.Features 5BR,4 car garage, library,
great room, pool and multilevel terrace. Lots of
space for family and entertaining. $2,999,900
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6200 FLOTILLA, #268. WESTBAY POINT
MOORINGS. All new carpet and paint, 2nd
floor end unit with water view. Great deal,
least expensive unit offered! $369,000
5208 RIVERVIEW BLVD 1.93 acres on
Manatee River with 250 linear feet on the river.
Two buildable lots or one magnificent estate.
Dock in place, bring the boat. $3,300,000
1207 N. GULF DR. #300 Darling, turnkey
furnished top floor 2BR/2BA with den, offers
spectacular views in prime rental location.
Each Office Is Independently Owned And Operated.
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Brand new homes by
Southwest Florida's most
Wisteria Park is a new neighborhood in Northwest Bradenton
offered by Neal Communities. There is something for everyone
with maintenance-free and traditional single-family homes and
twelve floor plans with two-story options, ranging from 2,015
to 3,341 a/c square feet. Visit Wisteria Park today and tour our
Blue Ridge Collection: Traditional homes from the $500s including homesite.
941-792-5333, Toll-free: 866-792-5333
Chesapeake Collection: Maintenance-free homes from the high $400s
including homesite. 941-792-3366, Toll-free: 877-792-3366
1726 86th Street NW, Bradenton, Florida 34209
Models open daily: 10 a.m. 5:30 p.m., Sunday: Noon 5:00 p.m.
Anna Maria Island & Gulf Beaches
Botanical Garden Park
Stewart Elementary School
Geraldson Farms Produce
King Middle School
U.S. Post Office
Urgent Care Medical Center
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