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Volume 12, No. 11 Jan. 21, 2004 FREE
Anna Maria parking proposal 'just might work'
By Rick Catlin
If Anna Maria City Commissioner Duke Miller's
proposed new parking plan is ever adopted, the city
might just erect a monument to the man, or men, who
finally solved a problem that has plagued this barrier
Island city for more than 80 years.
Actually, the plan was first proposed by Miller's
brother, Mike, also an Anna Maria resident, last year,
and this proposal may just have a chance.
Duke Miller presented the plan at the
... but attorney has parking reservations
See page 4
commission's Jan. 14 parking worksession believed
by some to be at least the 80th and maybe the 100th
parking meeting and accompanying solution to the
city's parking woes.
The plan essentially calls for universal open parking
on city streets, although no vehicle parked on a right of
way may have any of its wheels on the pavement.
However, said Miller, the crux of the plan is that
"the use of any segment of street right of way for the
purpose of parking shall be designated by the owner of
the property abutting the right of way along the seg-
ment in question, unless it has been excluded from such
use by the city in order to ensure safe and efficient ac-
cess and/or traffic flow."
In other words, property owners will control the use
of the right of way in front of their homes and businesses.
Those who want parking can have it, those who
PLEASE SEE PARKING, PAGE 4
"Once you see those children's ,
faces, you can't help but go
back, sais Earl Mowry. "You
can't help but love them."
Clockwise from top, Mowry with
some of his gifts. The church
built in Haiti by Mowry and .
others from Anna Maria Island
with help from the Haitians fills "
for services before it's com- ,.
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Second time the charm for Taylor height variance
By Rick Catlin
The old adage, "If at first you don't succeed, try
again," worked for Robert Taylor in his quest to get an
after-the-fact height variance of 3.5 feet for his remod-
eled Key Royale house in Holmes Beach.
Taylor was originally denied the variance by the
board of adjustment last year, but appealed to the city
Commissioners, however, sent the appeal back to
the board for a re-hearing, based upon "new evidence"
submitted by attorney Mark Barnebey, who represents
Taylor. At the BOA re-hearing on Jan. 14, Taylor got
Taking no chances this time, Taylor and Barnebey's
new evidence" showed that the already-completed roof
on the remodeled house was "compatible" with surround-
ing structures and to tear it down would be a hardship that
would cost Taylor upwards of $30,000.
Barnebey said Taylor would have to build a flat
roof if the variance was denied, rendering the structure
"incompatible" with the adjacent homes. Accompany-
ing pictures showing a flat-roofed house in a neighbor-
hood of gabled roofs helped sway board members.
Taylor originally had an architect and contractor
draw up the remodeling plans in 2002, which were then
submitted along with the building permit application to
the Holmes Beach Building Department for approval.
Building Official Bill Saunders said the plans did
not show the street elevation and he asked the contrac-
tor for those figures, but never got them.
At that time, the building permit application did not
require the street elevation, only the final survey.
Saunders admitted that somewhere he "dropped
the ball" and issued the permit without the requested
Soon after that, Taylor fired the first contractor and
hired Hugh Holmes Jr. of Holmes Construction to build
Holmes, who is chairman of the BOA, recused
himself from discussion of the variance and his seat
was taken by alternate Bill Myers.
In fact, it was Holmes himself who discovered the
roof was 3.5 feet too high and turned the matter over
to the city's code enforcement officer.
There was never any intention to hide the mistake,
As a result of the Taylor case, however, the build-
ing department now requires the street elevation and
height of construction to be included in the building
permit application, said Saunders.
Because of those changes, it's virtually "impos-
sible for this to happen again," he added.
Board member Peter Ereg said in his opinion, there
are new facts which show that a flat roof on the house
would not fit in the neighborhood, making that roof a
"hardship" for the next-door neighbors to look at. Addi-
tionally, "the city has admitted its mistake," he observed.
Ereg did not believe the board was setting any pre-
cedent by approving the variance. He had voted against
the original variance request.
Board member Jeff Hostetler, who also had voted
against the variance, said the new evidence convinced
him that Taylor "meets the criteria for a variance."
Several members of the public who live in Key
Royale spoke against approval of the variance, while some
adjacent land owners said they did not oppose the request.
The motion to approve the variance passed by a 4-
1 vote with vice-chairman Russ Olson dissenting.
Free 'Air Force Blue'
concert here Friday
"High-Flying Tunes of the Air Force Blue"
will be featured in the concert Friday, Jan. 23, of
the 43-piece band of the U.S. Air Force Reserve.
The concert from 7-9 p.m. is open to the
public free of charge at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria. It was standing-room-only at the group's
last concert here, so early arrival is advised.
Further information may be obtained by
calling the Center at 778-1908.
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PAGE 2 0 JAN. 21, 2004 M THE ISLANDER
Island Marine wants $2.5 million or variance
By Rick Catlin
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn along with represen-
tatives of the Trust for Public Lands, owners of the site
of the former Island Marine on Pine Avenue, City At-
torney Jim Dye, city commissioners and the public
were scheduled to meet last night to discuss informa-
tion on a possible purchase of the property by TPL for
The mayor said the property owners have an ap-
praisal that says the land, which includes five lots and
the Island Deli building, is worth $2.5 million and
that's the asking price.
"They actually came down from $3.7 million," she
The property was purchased about 14 months ago
for just $1.1 million and that included the Island Ma-
rine building, but property appraiser David Moore in
his report said that "based on vacant land sale data" in
Anna Maria, the value has gone up 127 percent in that
"He says it's because Villa Rosa is selling their
[model] home for $2.5 million," and that nearby vacant
land is going up rapidly, the mayor said.
But the TPL won't be buying anything based upon
Moore's appraisal, which was paid for by Brasota
Mortgage, holders of the mortgage on the property.
"They will use their own appraiser," SueLynn said.
TPL purchases properties for municipal govern-
ments for public use, then works with that government
to find funding for a sale back to the city at the TPL
TPL has previously looked at the Roser Cottage on
Pine Avenue in Anna Maria as a potential purchase for
The meeting was just to bring everyone "up to
speed" on the information and possibilities, said the
mayor, and no decision will be made without city com-
At the same time, Island Marine has applied to the
planning and zoning board for a variance to the re-
quired size for platted but undersized lots so it can build
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Tearing it down. The Island Marine building on Pine Avenue in Anna Maria was torn down last November in
preparationfor home construction. The owners now say they'll sell the undeveloped property to the city for
$2.5 million. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
three single family homes on three of the five lots it
owns. The lots are in the residential-office-retail zone.
The Anna Maria Building Department denied the
original building permit application, although Building
Official Kevin Donohue noted that the three lots could
be replatted and consolidated to two, and both would
then meet the lot-size requirement. That would allow
Island Marina to build a unit on each of the two new
An Island real estate agent who asked not to be
identified had said previously that if built according to
the plans, the waterfront homes on Lake LaVista would
likely each sell in the $700,000 to $800,000 range.
High school committee wanted
The Island Middle School board of directors has
renewed its interest in expanding and wants to know if
parents want a charter high school.
At Thursday's Parent-Teacher Organization meet-
ing, parents interested in starting a high school were
asked to join a planning committee.
In addition to parents, the committee will be com-
prised of board president Genie Salter and IMS direc-
tor Kelly Parsons.
Interested parents should contact the school at 778-
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'New' Tip closed in Anna Maria,
former owners may return
By Rick Catlin
The controversial Tip of the Island pub in Anna
Maria closed it doors earlier this week, just seven
months after new owners had promised a fresh begin-
ning to end complaints from nearby residents about
parking, loud noise and littering.
When Robert and Dawn Kozash bought the busi-
ness from Terry and Gloria McKee in June 2003, they
promptly announced they would bring a "family-ori-
ented" atmosphere to the establishment and pledged to
work with nearby neighbors to eliminate problems re-
lated to the previous operation.
Residents living near the Tip had been complain-
ing for the past few years to city officials and Manatee
County Sheriff's Office deputies about late-night loud
music, parking on private property and other transgres-
The Kozashes said if they had any live music, it
would be inside and more in keeping with Jimmy
Buffett and Island-style songs.
On Oct 3, however, Palmetto Avenue resident Dick
Schoenke signed a complaint with the Manatee County
Sheriff's Office and deputies issued Robert Kozash
with a "notice to appear" on a breach of peace viola-
tion for loud music after 10 p.m.
Anna Maria City Commissioner Linda Cramer
complained in September 2002 to the city that when the
McKee's owned the business they were not in compli-
ance with the city's ordinance on beer and wine con-
sumption and should not be granted an occupational
license, or at the least cited for a code violation.
After investigating Cramer's allegations, Rathvon
and City Attorney Jim Dye concluded the McKees
were operating in compliance with the appropriate city
codes and ordinances.
Cramer said this week she expects the McKees to
take back the day-to-day operation of the pub.
Holmes Beach restaurants get relief;
outdoor dining approved by city planners
THE ISLANDER E JAN. 21, 2004 0 PAGE 3
Bradenton man dies
in West Manatee fire
A Bradenton man with ties to Anna Maria Island is
the first to die in a house fire in West Manatee in 15 years,
according to officials with West Manatee Fire and Rescue.
Gregory Haas, 48, died of smoke inhalation in an
early morning fire Jan. 18 at his mother's home at 5117
Eighth Ave. Drive, Bradenton.
West Manatee Capt. Ernie Cave said "the manner of
death was suicide."
Although the fire was confined to one of the bed-
rooms, damage was still estimated at about $30,000, Cave
said. Haas' mother, Mildred, was treated for smoke inha-
lation at the scene.
Firefighters from West Manatee and Bradenton re-
sponded to the blaze, which was reported at about 6:30
Haas' sister, Holmes Beach City Commissioner
Sandy Haas-Martens, declined to comment on the matter.
Holmes Beach resident James F. Robinson, 39,
was arrested for drunk driving Sunday around 10:30
p.m. after the vehicle he was driving allegedly ran a
red light at the Cortez Road-75th Street intersection
and struck a car, seriously injuring the two teenag-
Sgt. Dennis Dotson
said Sook Hee Baek, ,
19, and Sehyan Baek,
15, were both taken by
helicopter to the
Bayfront Medical Cen- A "..
ter in St. Petersburg
with serious injuries. Robinson
As of yesterday,
Dotson said he had no
update on the condition of the teens, who were listed
in critical condition Sunday evening, and he did not
know the extent of their injuries.
Robinson faces two charges of driving under the
influence causing serious injury and one of DUI
property damage. The FHP also charged him with
running a red light.
Dotson said Robinson was being held in the
Manatee County Jail on $17,000 bail.
By Joe Shea
Want to sit outside your favorite restaurant, sip a
cocktail or glass of wine, have a smoke and chow down
on some good eats?
Holmes Beach planners voted Monday night to let
diners do just that in a rare instance in which restaura-
teurs can add eight seats of capacity to their establish-
ments with just. a minimal site-plan revision.
The commission left undecided whether outdoor seat-
ing needs to be enclosed or removed at night, and Com-
mission Chairperson Sue Normand said restaurants may
adopt "any configuration" of eight chairs and tables.
"They can have eight chairs at four tables, or four
chairs at two tables or eight chairs and eight tables,"
"Or they can have a long bench that seats eight,"
said resident Sylvia Harris, who joined a unanimous
commission in approving the change.
Although the resolution adopted Monday night
Bingo again on Thursdays
at Annie Silver Center
Bingo is back, returning to the Annie Silver Com-
munity Center in Bradenton Beach Thursday, Jan. 22,
and every succeeding Thursday through March.
It's a smoke-free building, sponsors promise, and
there will be prizes and refreshments. The center is at
103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach.
Other events at the center during the winter season
include community covered-dish dinners, music and
sing-alongs, shuffle board and the occasional yard sale.
Details may be obtained at 778-1915.
specifically addresses the Florida ban on indoor smok-
ing, planners admitted the outdoor seating areas can
even be designated non-smoking if owners wish. And
an owner who now has approval for any number of
outdoor tables can add eight more, planners said.
Best of all, the commission noted, restaurant own-
ers do not need to increase the number of parking
spaces proportional to the new capacity; the revised
ordinance spares them that former requirement.
The approval carries few conditions other than
those already adopted in city ordinances, and has been
under consideration for several years, Normand said.
Commissioner Steve Snyder liked the idea so well
that he wanted to revise the number of seats allowed
upwards to 16, or even put no limit on the outdoor seat-
ing so long as the site met other code requirements.
That idea got short shrift from his colleagues.
Normand noted there could be no outdoor alcohol
service, but City Attorney Patricia Petruff said that was
not the case, sending the commission back to the ordi-
nance for clarification.
The planning commission recommendation will go
to the city commission for final approval.
Student orientation at IMS
Parents of fifth-grade students are invited to Island
Middle School for a school orientation Jan. 28.
The event will include an overview of the school's
charter so that parents can make an informed decision
before enrolling their student in middle school for the
2004-05 school year.
The orientation will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
IMS is located at 206 85th St., Holmes Beach. For
information, call 778-5200.
Anna Maria City
Jan. 21, 6:45 p.m., Environmental Education and Enhance-
ment Committee meeting.
Jan. 21, 7 p.m., city commission work session.
Jan. 22, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Jan. 26, 7 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
Jan. 21, 6:30 p.m., city commission work meeting. Agenda:
Selection of ad hoc committee members for changing the
city's land development code and comprehensive plan.
Jan. 22, 1 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda: Public com-
ment, Jubilee monument additional funding request, suspen-
sion of department head probation discussion, recycling con-
tainer discussion, Perico Island-Bradenton comp plan amend-
ment discussion, banner request for arts and crafts show at
Coquina Beach, scenic highway application approval, shade
meeting req. t, acceptance of pontoon boat for public works
department, VvWND project funding request, 2100 Ave. A. sea-
wall discussion, new building official advertising discussion,
consent agenda and commission reports.
Jan. 23, 3:30 p.m., city commission work meeting.
Jan. 27, 1 p.m., scenic highway committee meeting CAN-
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
Jan. 22, 7 p.m., planning commission meeting. Agenda: Pro-
posed special lot-of-record "savings clause."
Jan. 23, 1:30 p.m., police retirement board meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
Jan. 21, 3 p.m., Coalition of Barrier Island Elected Officials
meeting, Longboat Key Town Hall, 501 Bay Isles Road,
Jan. 24, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., E-scrap and hazardous waste collec-
tion, Holmes Beach City Hall.
Jan. 26, 9:30 a.m., Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning
Organization meeting, Sudakoff Hall, USF-New College
PAGE 4 N JAN. 21, 2004 E THE ISLANDER
Commissioner Miller's proposed parking solution,
which some commissioners grudgingly agreed has
some merit, needs some tweaking and presentation,
Miller himself said.
Among the items to be "tweaked" at the Feb. 5
commission workshop are:
Types and amounts of ground cover (shell, turf,
or sand) that owners can provide if they want parking
in front of their property.
Parking for large numbers of visitors.
Parking for public functions and access to
Type and size of plants that can be placed within
the right of way and the distance from the edge of the
road for those plants.
Liability and safety issues for the city if it allows
plants in the right of way.
Handicap accessible parking.
Parking proposal offered
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
don't can deny it.
The end result, claimed Miller, is that "all owners
and businesses in the city would immediately be satis-
fied with the parking situation in their own front yard
because they would determine it."
All other proposed parking plans had failed be-
cause "trying to provide for such numerous, diverse
and opposite interests by means of one.single parking
solution has doomed every plan to failure, and always
will," he said.
Commissioners were intrigued by the proposal and
agreed they were not interested in creating 171 desig-
nated parking spaces as the previous commission had
Alas, yet another parking proposal defeated.
"So, this is my compromise solution," said Miller,
who along with Commissioner Linda Cramer has long
been a proponent of permit parking. But that's an idea that
wasn't going to be "permitted" by Commissioners John
Quam, Dale Woodland and Carol Ann Magill, he said.
Thus the compromise.
Some people don't mind public parking on their
street, others are vehemently opposed to public use of
the right of way, Miller observed.
"Pleasing all groups with a special interest in park-
ing is impossible. This provides some satisfaction for
some proponents of every special interest," he claimed.
The plan would require a lot of "tweaking," said
Woodland, but he could support the concept.
Commissioners were concerned that property own-
ers could place bushes and plants up to 36 inches high
within two feet of the edge of the roadway, to which
Miller said "fine, move it back to four feet."
Quam was worried about the drainage issue with
plants in the right of way, and thought the city might
"lose control of drainage" under the Miller plan.
"Well, what have we got to lose?" said Miller. "We
could try it for a year and study how it's going. If it
doesn't work, we could scrap it."
Members of the audience agreed and applauded
Miller for the proposal.
"Of all the plans I've seen the past 30 years," said
city resident George Lott, "Miller's is the only one I
Cramer said she wasn't "100 percent convinced"
the plan would work, but said it has enough merit to
warrant closer inspection by the commission.
"I'm still for resident-only parking," replied Miller,
"but [Cramer] and I are up against three commission-
ers who don't want to do that, so we have nowhere to
go except this way. This is the next best thing, so let's
give it a chance."
The mayor reminded the commission that under
the terms of the last beach renourishment project with
Manatee County, the city is required by law to main-
tain at least 68 parking spaces between Spring Avenue
and Pine Avenue for public parking for beach access.
Quam said he wanted time to digest the proposal and
scheduled another parking workshop for 7 p.m. Feb. 5.
"Good," said Miller, who will condense the pro-
posal into a specific action plan for further review at the
meeting. "Let's,get off. square one."'. .. ..
Not so fast, says city attorney
Anna Maria City Attorney Jim Dye, who was
unable to attend the Jan. 13 commission meeting,
has put a damper on the initial enthusiasm shown
toward Miller's parking plan with his opinion that
the plan may be illegal.
In a Jan. 16 memo to Mayor SueLynn, Dye
said that after reading the proposal several times,
he has some "reservations."
Dye said it's not clear from the initial pro-
posal, but if the city's intent is to "grant citizens
the authority to determine if their adjoining right
of way is a no-parking area" through city regula-
tion, "this results in an illegal delegation" of the
essential police power of government.
He added that the city charter requires that
regulations with monetary penalties must be
passed by ordinance.
"Both of these concerns are based on the same
issue," Dye noted, that setting regulations is "an
essential governmental function."
Any violation which carries a penalty "must
be exercised by ordinance, not private action,"
In his view, the city must set forth by ordi-
nance "what the rules are street by street so that
due process issues are satisfied.
"Accordingly, I must recommend against the
proposal as I understand it."
Miller responded that Dye may not under-
stand the proposal, because it is not intended to be
an ordinance or regulation. The proposal only
"discourages" parking by allowing certain plants
in the right of way, it does not prohibit parking
Besides, added Miller, if the city can grant ex-
ceptions to right-of-way encroachments on a case-
by-case basis, it should be able to grant exceptions
on a much larger scope.
Bradenton Beach City Commissioner Lisa Marie Phillips held a community forum last Friday. Islander Photo:
Curbside recycling coming to
Bradenton Beach eventually
By Paul Roat
Curbside recycling could be coming to households
in Bradenton Beach by the end of next month.
That's the word from City Commissioner Lisa
Maria Phillips, who addressed recycling and other is-
sues at her first community forum for residents in her
Ward 2 seat.
The recent incident of a complaint against Phillips
to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office was not dis-
She told about 40 attendees at a Jan. 16 meeting
that costs are still being worked out for the curbside
pickup program, which is intended to collect aluminum
cans, newspapers, glass, plastic and cardboard.
When implemented, each resident will receive a
bin and a bucket for recyclables.
Once the funding is determined, Phillips said, the
program will start, with pickup slated to be on Thurs-
Resident Mike Norman urged the city to be vigi-
lant in having the recycling containers removed from
the streetscape after pickup. "The visual pollution in
Holmes Beach is horrible," he said. "They've got blue
boxes out on the street all week."
Phillips said she would bring the matter up before
the city commission.
She also said that a part of the sanitation ordinance
revision will be the abolition of alley trash and garbage
Residents shared their concerns with Phillips, rang-
ing from a lack of "no dogs on the beach" signs to
stricter enforcement of speed limits on city streets.
Trash along the alleys was also an issue, as was the
dredging of the city's two silt-filled canals.
And a number of citizens were concerned about
growth and development within the city. Resident
Ernest Clay, also a member of the city's planning and
zoning board, said that the city years ago changed its
zoning practices from "lot zoning to acreage zoning, so
developers can buy up lots and build huge buildings
next to your home.
"Lots of property in Bradenton Beach is becoming
condos," Clay told the assembly. "It will get to the
point that a majority of the people will be seasonal resi-
dents, and lots of small business won't have customers
six, seven or eight months out of the year, and the qual-
ity of life for year-round residents will diminish."
Clay urged all residents to participate in the up-
coming estimated two-year-long review of the city's
comprehensive plan and land-development code. The
first session was to be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21,
at city hall with consultant Tony Arrant.
Residents agreed the community meeting was suc-
cessful in airing concerns and bringing forward issues,
and Phillips agreed to hold another such meeting in
about a month. She said she will invite Bradenton
Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale to answer any law
THE ISLANDER 0 JAN. 21, 2004 0 PAGE 5
City transfers money to remodel city hall
By Rick Catlin
Anna Maria city commissioners at a special meet-
ing Jan. 14 agreed to transfer some $45,900 allocated
to various line items in the current budget to the infra-
structure fund to meet the projected $164,000 total cost
of the long-anticipated city hall remodeling project.
Mayor SueLynn had been directed by the commis-
Historical society seeks
The Anna Maria Island Historical Society has been
offered a $10,000 matching grant by the Selby Foun-
dation of Sarasota to help restore the Belle Haven Cot-
tage if the AMIHS can raise the equivalent amount.
Carolyne Norwood of the AMIHS said the society
plans a Heritage Week of fundraising activities from
March 1-6 to reach the $10,000 goal.
In addition, the AMIHS is seeking benefactors
starting at $500 for a contribution. All those contribut-
ing in the three patron categories will have their names
on a plaque at Belle Haven, she said.
The society also offers personalized wooden
planks for sale around the cottage. The planks are $100
and include a personalized message from the donor.
Belle Haven was built in the 1920s as a fish can-
nery and ice house at the end of the city pier.
It fell into Tampa Bay.in 1926 and was then pur-
chased and towed to the Gulf side of Anna Maria where
it was brought ashore on Palmetto Avenue and turned
into a residence.
The house was scheduled for demolition in 2001,
but the AMIHS along with the City of Anna Maria
purchased the structure and moved it to its museum
complex at 402 Pine Ave.
Efforts to raise the estimated $100,000 to restore
Belle Haven to its original condition have been on-
going since the move.
Anyone interested in making a tax-deductible do-
nation to the restoration effort or becoming a volunteer
for the project should contact the AMIHS at 778-0492.
sion to find the money in the budget rather than re-
serves after she told commissioners last week the infra-
structure fund was short about $26,000.
The major shortfall came from the $17,000 esti-
mate to rent a double-wide trailer for six months to
serve as a temporary city hall while the remodeling
takes place. The mayor and architect Tom O'Brien had
originally thought the staff could remain in their offices
during the renovations.
SueLynn and City Treasurer Diane Percycoe took
$20,000 from parking plan support in the budget, an
amount originally set aside for designated parking
spaces, but that entire line item might soon be a moot
issue to the city (see separate story on parking).
Another $14,000 was taken from the public works
budget, meaning Public Works Director George
McKay won't be getting a new storage shed this year,
but that's OK with him, he said.
Florida author Tim Dorsey will sign copies of
his new book and chat with fans and friends at
12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7.
Dorsey will autograph copies of his newest
book, "Cadillac Beach." The book continues the
adventures of his character Serge Storms, this time
attempting to unravel the mysterious death of his
grandfather in wacky 1964 Miami.
In the book, Serge is asked why he loves
Florida so much.
"Because I need nonstop stimulus." he said.
"Living here is like being in a permanent studio au-
dience for 'Cops.' Everyone thinks we're dumb.
Flori-duh. And that's exactly what we want them
The total transfers would meet the expected costs and
leave a contingency fund of about $19,500 for the project.
Southern Cross Construction of Sarasota has the
low bid of $146,555 for the project, and commission-
ers voted to spend an additional $4,500 for a portico for
the new entrance.
Commissioner Dale Woodland voted against the
The mayor will now contact Southern Cross for a
pre-bid conference at which the mayor, O'Brien and
members of the city's bid committee will negotiate all
details of the final contract and bring that document
back to the commission for approval.
Commissioners said they would like a six-month
deadline in the contract, with a penalty if Southern
Cross fails to deliver in that time.
Funds to remodel city hall have been in the past four
city budgets, but no action had taken place until now.
to think. Then they come here on vacation all su-
perior and off guard, and we pick them clean in a
Dorsey will greet fans at a luncheon begin-
ning at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at Ooh La
La! Bistro, 5406 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Tickets for the luncheon, which includes a first-
edition copy of"Cadillac Beach," are $50. Res-
ervations'are a must and may be made by call-
The luncheon is sponsored by the restaurant,
Circle Books of St. Armands, and The Islander. A
portion of the proceeds will go to the Tingley
Memorial Library in Bradenton Beach.
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New Anna Maria parking plan:
Cents, sense or nonsense?
The new plan proposed by Anna Maria City Commis-
sioner Duke Miller to solve the city's near 80-year park-
ing dilemma appears at first glance to make some sense.
The proposal essentially allows every Anna Maria
property owner to have public parking or not on the
rights of way in front of their homes and businesses.
Except for those spaces reserved by the city for pub-
lic, handicapped and government vehicle parking, each
property owner would control his or her own location.
Miller's plan at least makes more sense than some
half-baked plans that satisfied only a few city residents
- the proponents.
Numerous city commissions, committees and propos-
als at least since 1977 have failed to unify the community
on a single plan be it permit parking, resident-only
parking, partial open parking, alternate-street parking, or
designated spaces along the beach access streets.
Whatever parking solution has been proposed has
been opposed by some special interest group or area of
property owners, an opposition that has at times been
extremely vocal, critical and downright mean-spirited
toward.the plan and those who have worked to find a
At least there hasn't been the public outrage to the
Miller plan that has greeted other Anna Maria parking
Now comes the bad news.
The city attorney says the proposed plan would be
illegal. But Miller just laid out the proposal, he didn't
seek the means for implementation.
We suggest that at a minimum, city commission-
ers, the public and the city attorney seek a way to
implement the main points of the Miller plan.
We have suggested previously tongue-in-cheek
- that property owners be allowed to charge for park-
ing in front of their property, 10 cents or $10 an hour.
This turns parking into a money-maker for the
property owners and, in the absence of a boardwalk or
carnival, takes the Miller plan just one step closer to a
"legal" parking ordinance.
And if the city worries about legalities, it may
never pass a parking ordinance.
Miller's proposal has some merit, so start looking
for the solution and stop being part of the problem.
If we agree there's no compromise, then why not
"to each his own way?"
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SLICK By Egan
I read with interest your front-page story (Jan. 14)
concerning "road rage" linked to a Bradenton Beach
new commissioner, Lisa Marie Phillips. I have sympa-
thy for Mr. Ockerman because the same "road rage"
person flipped me off within the past few weeks.
I was driving north up Gulf Drive when, around
Seventh Street, Ms. Phillips came flying out across two
lanes of traffic, causing me to stop abruptly. I hit my
horn once to make this driver aware that she had almost
had an accident. Immediately, out came the middle fin-
ger, not in a casual half-joking kind of way, but in an
extremely angry and rude manner.
I was going to let the whole matter drop, but since
it has occurred again it makes me wonder if she feels
that she owns the Island. For someone in a position of
i;i.t and responsibility, this is not manner in which she
*ii;ld be portraying herself.
If she wants to "flip off" people, let her go to De-
troit or Miami where people xwho get caught doing this
sometimes end up minus a middle finger.
Start acting adult, Ms. Phillips.
Lyn Clarke, Bradenton Beach
I wanted to send a formal "thank you" to the City
of Anna Maria Public Works Department employees
Carol, George, Brent and Jeff for the prompt response
to a cleanup request.
I called Carol on Monday, Dec. 22, about an un-
sightly mess of carpeting, pads and baseboards and
nails that had been left across from our house in the
Gladiolus Street right of way. We had company com-
ing for the holidays and did not want to continue look-
ing into the mess that was left in the right of way and
street in front of 802 Gladiolus.
Carol said she would let George know and the next
morning, Dec. 23, Jeff and Brent were on the spot pick-
ing up the unsightly mess. Evidently the absentee own-
ers at 802 Gladiolus just had all the carpeting, pads and
baseboards pulled out of their house and carried to the
right of way without any regard to arranging a trash
pickup. After the garbage men passed up this mess for
the third time, I called the Anna Maria Public Works
Thanks for acting so quickly on our call. All the
mess was taken away prior to the holidays and the ar-
rival of our guests.
I do hope that the city will notify the owners of 802
Gladiolus and present them with a bill. Very inconsid-
erate of them to just pile their trash on the side of the
street. People had picked through the debris and further
helped scatter the carpet remnants and baseboards
along the right of way and into the street.
Good job, Anna Maria Public Works Department.
Richard V. Francis, Anna Maria
I have lived in a lot of different areas of Florida and
in this paper have read a lot of articles about every-
thing, but I have yet to see one article about the great
service we in Bradenton Beach get from the city-run
They work Monday through Saturday no matter
what the holiday. They pick up just about everything
and never leave a mess.
A few years ago the residents were asked to vote
whether to keep the city-owned service or go to a pri-
vate waste company. Lucky for us the voters did not
vote for the private company.
These city workers are to be congratulated for do-
ing a great job.
Ray Wallace, Bradenton Beach
Woody and friends
Thank you for the great sidewalk show for "Woody
(Candish, sculptor) and his friends." As an artist it was
a fun, lucrative day for me and other artists also. Espe-
cially nice: Donuts and coffee and the personal thanks
Fave Rosechild-Nierman, Artists Guild Gallery
THE ISLANDER M JAN. 21, 2004 0 PAGE 7
Care crisis looms for Island, West Manatee
By Joe Shea
Anna Maria Island and all of West Manatee
County will face a crisis soon if a political stalemate
over critical care isn't resolved, West Manatee Fire &
Rescue District commissioners were warned at their
Jan. 15 meeting.
Fire Chief Andy Price said that as population
booms in East Manatee, where some 20,000 homes are
slated for development in coming years, ambulances
that are frequently off the Island to back up other fire
stations will steadily be deployed farther east by new
demand, slowing response time to Island emergencies.
Only 14 Manatee County Emergency Medical Ser-
vices ambulances serve the entire county, he said, and
at any given time none of them may be on the Island
as they answer calls or provide coverage for stations
that have dispatched their units.
"It's all shifting east," Price said. "The call load is
going to shift east, so during times it gets busy their
ambulances are going to shift" away from Anna Maria
Island. For that reason, in a drowning incident several
years ago, it took 15 to 18 minutes to respond, Price
"They've got a money problem and we've got a
critical-care problem," Price warned.
Commission Chairman Jesse Davis said he was
dismayed that at least one of three cardiac arrest cases
on the Island in recent days also got a slow response -
the ambulance took nine minutes to arrive because they
were already dispatched. He noted that when fire res-
cue personnel who often arrive before an ambulance
- do reach their destination, county rules won't let
them provide the highest level of care they are trained
"The key to this is having one of our own firemen
being a paramedic ... so we can actually do that level
of care," Price said. The main difference between the
skill levels is that paramedics carry and administer a
wider range of drugs. But for cardiac victims, both
firefighters and paramedics administer defibrillation,
aspirin and nitroglycerine in the great majority of cases.
"We want to move to a higher level of critical care," he
"I think it sort of stinks that they can't use their
skills," said one Manatee County paramedic who asked
not to be identified.
The difference in care skills is analogous to the dif-
ference between LPNs and RNs, Price said. At least four
of the 43 district firefighters are certified to offer a higher
level of critical care, but can't under county rules. And
firefighters frequently leave local departments for other
jobs where they are not prohibited from using the highest
lifesaving skills they are qualified to provide.
"They don't want to go through all this training and
then not be able to do it," Price said, adding that the
district has lost four of the more highly trained
firefighters as a result. County officials need to change
their vision of critical care, he said.
"Until they see us as partners, we can't force them
to do it. They're afraid we'll take over," Price told The
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The discussion was a prelude to upcoming
"roundtable" discussions among district chiefs that
Price hopes will consider critical care and help resolve
the stalemate. Consolidation of county fire districts
would save money and also solve the problem, he sug-
gested. The next roundtable is at the Island Branch
Library in Holmes Beach at 9 a.m. on Feb. 13.
In other business, the district got a squeaky-
clean audit report from outside auditor Ed Leonard.
The district has substantially improved its financial
position and faces no emergency of a financial kind,
Commissioners also heard that a plan for a cellu-
lar telephone transmission tower that would bring the
district some $4,000 in rent each year is facing a slight
delay due to the easement for a sewer line at the
planned location. The line may not have been properly
platted if plumbers installed it for a private party, the
commission chairman noted.
"You know those plumbers," Davis joked..
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Holmes Beach commission agrees with Davis plan
By Rick Catlin
Two things appear certain in the ongoing effort by
Holmes Beach resident Frank Davis to build a four-
plex on his property at 5622 Marina Drive.
It's.costing Holmes Beach a lot of money for legal
advice on the effort and related lawsuits, and the issue
appears far from over. Legal bills for everyone in-
volved are likely to continue upward.
The Holmes Beach City Commission approved
Davis' site-plan application in a stormy and lengthy
special meeting Jan. 13, setting the stage for further
legal action by adjacent landowners Ruth McLean and
Barbara Coloney, who were represented at the meeting
by Tampa attorney Campbell McLean. The landown-
ers already have a lawsuit against the city regarding
two variances approved for the project.
The approval, however, was contingent on Davis
obtaining yet another variance from the board of adjust-
ment, this one for the frontage of his property, which
is 68.5 feet. Lots in the zoning district are required to
have 80 feet for new construction.
Commissioners at the same meeting denied an ap-
peal by attorney John Shubin of Building Official Bill
Saunders' interpretation of the city code in a Nov. 25
letter to Shubin. Shubin also represents McLean-
Coloney in the lawsuit against the city and is a brother-
in-law of Campbell McLean.
McLean said Saunders used faulty numbers in de-
termining the gross square footage of the property, a
claim Saunders did not deny, but said it was a simple
typographical error of just a few hundred feet when he
took the numbers from the survey and put them in the
Nov. 25 letter.
Either way, said Saunders, there's still enough
square footage to build the project. The correct build-
able lot area is 19,879.8 square feet.
McLean also disputed Saunders' statement that the
property setback is at least 50 feet from the erosion
control line along the shore. Saunders should have
measured the setback 100 feet from the mean high
water mark, which the city code requires.
Saunders said he uses the erosion control line be-
cause it's a fixed mark established by the Florida De-
partment of Environmental Protection, while the
MHWM meanders and has actually moved farther out
since the recent beach renourishment project.
Commissioners agreed with Saunders and denied
the appeal, but corrected the square footage amount.
The legal wranglings began in earnest when the
commission discussed the Davis site plan.
Attorney Peter Mackey, who represents Davis, said
the city has been "over-layered" with objections, law-
suits and motions by Shubin.
Mackey said the issue is simple. "Does the site plan
comply with the city's codes and comprehensive
plan?" he asked. Mackey claimed it does.
He noted, however, that whatever decision the
commission makes "is likely to end up in court."
But why should the commission approve a site plan
Davis site plan
Attorney Peter Mackey and designer Emily Anne Smith present drawings of the fourplex proposed by Holmes
Beach resident Frank Davis at the Jan. 13 city commission meeting. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
with frontage that's 12 feet under the code? asked City
Commissioner Don Maloney.
The commission can make site-plan approval con-
tingent on a variance, suggested special city legal coun-
sel Mark Singer.
Davis has submitted his lot frontage variance re-
quest to the planning commission, Mackey said.
McLean, however, argued that the proposed
project is simply "too big" to be compatible with the
surrounding neighborhood, does not meet the city's
comprehensive land use plan and is not allowed by
zoning changes established by the city in 1989.
That's because the 1989 commission failed to in-
clude a "savings clause" that would allow owners of
legal but non-conforming properties at that time to re-
build, observed City Commissioner Rich
That's why the variance is needed, said Mackey.
Maloney noted the city is working on an ordinance
to adopt a savings clause, but he wondered if the sav-
ings clause was left out of the 1989 land development
code "deliberately or by accident."
Singer said if the city adopts a savings clause, the
need for a variance by Davis disappears.
But Davis has already gotten two (height and side
Stormwater improvements at Holmes Beach Marina
Work crews began installing stormdrain pipes along 52nd Street by the Holmes Beach Marina this week as
part of the city's effort to build a retention pond at the east end of the road. Holmes Beach Marina owner
Brian Quartermain said the marina is still open for business, although boat owners have some difficulty
getting to their boats after 5 p.m. Quartermain has received city approval to eventually tear down the marina
and build condominiums. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
setback) variances, observed McLean, and now he
needs yet another variance.
If the project were "scaled back," suggested
McLean, his clients might not object.
Mackey countered that Davis has offered to scale
back the project and build just three units, but that of-
fer has been rejected by the McLean-Shubin camp.
The meeting was conducted as a quasi-judicial
hearing and both Mackey and McLean presented expert
land-use planners to support their positions. At times,
the attorneys appeared to be arguing a court case as
each side called witnesses to support its own cause, and
both lawyers even questioned each other on the verac-
ity of their own claims.
City Commissioner Roger Lutz, himself an attor-
ney, chastised both groups.
"It disturbs me that two groups of rich people are
getting into a fight and Holmes Beach now has to pay
a fortune in legal fees. We didn't ask for any of this,"
True, but the commission had to make a decision
and unanimously agreed to approve the site plan, sub-
ject to approval of a variance for the lot width by the
The commission also gave Davis approval by a 4-
1 vote to move a four-unit cottage from 5622 Gulf
Drive to the Harrington House property he owns at
5626 Gulf Drive.
Commissioner Pat Morton cast the dissenting vote.
It ain't over
until it's over
The Davis camp might not want to plan on
beginning construction at 5622 Gulf Drive just
Legal challenges to approval of the Davis
site plan and denial of an appeal of Saunders'
ruling are already under way, according to
He said he's planning to appeal the city's
decision on the site plan and on Saunders' in-
terpretation to the circuit court in Manatee
In addition, said Shubin, the McLean and
Coloney families "intend on filing an original
action in circuit court maintaining that the site
plan approval is inconsistent with the city's
THE ISLANDER 0 JAN. 21, 2004 M PAGE 9
Kabris gets rezone nod from planners
By Joe Shea
The Holmes Beach Planning Commission voted
unanimously Monday night to recommend beachfront
recreational-zoned property be rezoned to medium-
density residential. The rezone, if approved by the city
commission will allow the owners to add a unit to their
existing home, or to build a second single-family home
on the their combined properties.
The oddly shaped Rec-1 lot, owned by and adja-
cent to the home of Patrick and Angelina Kabris at 106
75th St., was purchased by the Kabris from the pioneer
Holmes family. The rezone was conditioned by the
commission to permit no more than the two homes or
a duplex on the combined properties.
In January 2000, Kabris was denied a request to
construct a clubhouse with living facilities on the land
zoned for recreation. He eventually built a pool and
clubhouse without living facilities, all in compliance
with the land-use category.
Pat Kabris came to the Sept. 9 planning commis-
sion meeting with a request that closely resembled one
he made in 2000 to rezone the entire parcel of Rec-
1 land to medium-density residential.
The request was amended to rezone only the por-
tion of the Rec-1 lot needed for a planned second unit,
adjoining the present home.
As approved, a deed restriction will allow the re-
maining Rec-1 parcel to remain open space, which can
The owners must formalize the condition after ap-
proval, however, because it must be voluntary and not
required as a condition of approval. Planners heard City
Attorney Patricia Petruff describe several scenarios
under which the formal approval and the adoption of
the restrictions may occur.
The commission rejected a last-minute plan offered
by the Grimes to rezone all of the Rec-1 space to R-2
and then condition the remaining "unused" property so
that it could not be developed in the future.
The amended plan to rezone only the required
portion of the Rec-1 land needed to build a second unit
- overcame opposition from neighbors and restricts
the owners from taking full advantage of the land's
capacity for even larger structures.
"A building could be built there that would be a lot
more traffic than the neighbors would want," said Hugh
Holmes Jr., speaking for the rezone.
Planner John A. Monetti worried aloud that a 10-
foot strip of the property to the northwest could be
joined to a condo project that might need it as a setback
or other use in the future.
"The practical use for it is to transfer it to an-
other condominium," said attorney Caleb Grimes,
representing the Kabris family, in response to
Opponents, led by Kabris' neighbors Patty
Hutchinson and Joan Perry, argued that the Rec-1 space
was contributing to the comprehensive plan, which
does not allow for "density" on recreation lands.
They were joined by Planning Commissioner
Hugh Dickinson, who noted the Kabris family had
purchased the property knowing it was zoned for rec-
reational use, then "converted it to their personal use,
and then did what people do with property for personal
The commission, however, took a different view,
noting that the property was not accessible to the pub-
lic or neighbors once it became part of the Kabris prop-
erty. It had earlier served as part of a beach access par-
cel called the Cabana Club prior to the 1995 Kabris
acquisition. The land thus had only a minimal rel-
evance to recreational purposes, the city's planning
"I rather doubt that one-eighth of an acre would put
you in violation of your level of service [require-
ments]," city planner Bill Brisson told the commission.
The commission recommended rezoning the Rec-
1 property to R-2 in a 5-0 vote. It now goes again to
the Holmes Beach City Commission for action.
Photo art exhibit
Photographic art images by Richard Stewart will be exhibited Feb. 1-14 at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach. A photojournalist for 30 years, he has gone from news to art and film to digital and his
work has been exhibited in various Tampa Bay shows. He lives in Tampa. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Monday-Saturday. Details are available at 778-6648.
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Polish dinner and dance
St. Bernard's Women's Guild sponsored its annual Polish dinner and dance Saturday, Jan. 17, with more than
200 in attendance, including this crowd. Clockwise from left, Frank and Anita Brulato, Nel Kerlin, Father
John Ellis, Jean Rotella, Otto Kerlin and Rudv Rotella.
Roser men will serve
Roser Men's Club will have a pancake brunch
from 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at the Roser Memo-
rial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
Pancakes, sausage, orange juice and other bever-
ages will be served for $4 for adults, $2 for children.
Details are available at 778-6940.
St. Bernard pancake breakfast
St. Bernard Catholic Church will have a public
pancake breakfast from 8-11:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 25,
at the church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
Homemade pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee
will be served at $3 for adults, $1.50 for children. A
homemade bake sale will be conducted in conjunction
with the breakfast. Details may be obtained by calling
Business card exchange
set next Wednesday
A business card exchange is planned for 5-7 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 28, at the Tropic Isle Inn, 101 22nd
St., Bradenton Beach, sponsored by the Anna Maria Is-
land Chamber of Commerce. Details are available at
deadline is Tuesday
Deadline is Tuesday, Jan. 27, to register for the
class on making stained-glass stepping stones, which
will be at the Anna Maria Island Community Center
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
The class will meet on two days, 1-2:30 p.m. Mon-
day, Feb. 2, and 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3. Glen
LeFevre will be the instructor. Cost is $55 for mem-
bers, $60 for nonmembers. Registration may be made
and details obtained at 778-1908.
Concert, favorite-hymn sing
coming to St. Bernard
A choir concert, along with a sort of do-it-yourself
concert of hymns, will be presented at 3 p.m. Sunday,
Feb. 1, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor
Drive, Holmes Beach.
"Come and sing your favorite hymns and listen to
handbell and choir pieces performed by the choir," said
Don Donahue, St. Bernard director of music.
The program will benefit the Project Light Literacy
Center of Manatee County, which helps people from all
parts of the world learn to speak, read and write En-
A reception will follow the concert and an offering
will be taken for Project Light. Details may be obtained
by calling 778-4769.
Polish dance, Irish jig
Holmes Beach City Commissioner Don Maloney and
wife Sara dance to Bob LoPiccolo's group Fanfare
at the Saturday night Polish dinner-dance at St.
Bernard Catholic Church. Islander Photos: J.L.
Guide dogs to be featured
for widowed persons
Suki Janisch will show how she helps Southeast-
ern Guide Dogs Inc. to train animals to give blind per-
sons some independence when the Island Widowed
Persons unit meets Monday, Jan. 26.
The meeting will be at 9 a.m. at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria. Details are available at 778-1908.
Books sought by library
for sale Jan. 31
The Friends of the Island Branch Library are still
piling up donated books to be sold at the annual book
sale from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at the li-
brary, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Books of all kinds, hard-bound and soft-cover, fic-
tion and nonfiction, how-to and cookbooks and text-
books and everything in-between are eligible for the
sale. They should be brought to the library through
Tuesday, Jan. 27.
The library opens at 10 a.m. daily except Sunday,
closing at 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, 6 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday, 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Details may be obtained by calling 778-6341.
Flowers, pottery subjects
of art demonstration
Potter/sculptor Carol Mayer will demonstrate
flower arranging and creative pottery from 10 a.m.-
noon, Saturday, Jan. 24, at the Island Gallery West,
5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Details may be ob-
tained by calling 778-6648.
Chamber sets open house
An open house "showcasing the new Club Bamboo"
condominiums is planned by the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday,
There will be entertainment and refreshments, said
the chamber, and several units will be open for inspec-
tion. It is for members of Anna Maria and Longboat
Key chambers. The Club Bamboo is at 2502 Gulf
Drive N.. Bradenton Beach. Details may be obtained
from Marge Moran at 778-6671, ext. 404.
Full schedule starting
for Mote Marine
Mote Marine Laboratory is starting season's
"Monday@Mote" lecture series, with lectures at 7 p.m.
each Monday, along with some matinees at 2 p.m.
The lectures will be in the Martin-Selby Science
Education Center, free to Mote members and one guest,
$5 for nonmembers. The aquarium and gift shop will
open from 6-6:50 p.m. those evenings.
The season's schedule:
Jan. 26 Kenneth M. Leber, Ph.D., director of
Mote's Center for Fisheries Enhancement, "Fish
Houses and the Wily Snook."
Feb. 2 Tony D. Tucker, Ph.D., senior scientist at
Mote's Center for Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Re-
search, "From Beach to Bay: Tracking Migratory
Feb. 7 Colin Simpfendorfer, Ph.D., manager of the
Elasmobranch Fisheries and Conservation Biology
program, "Lost in Lostmans River: Exploring the
Plight of Endangered Sawfish."
Feb. 16 John Worth, Ph.D., coordinator of research
programs and services, Randall Research Center,
Florida Museum of Natural History, Pineland, "Native
Peoples of the Lower Florida Gulf Coast."
Feb. 23 Don Walsh, Ph.D., president of Interna-
tional Maritime Inc. in Oregon, "The Antarctic Today:
Exploring the Last Known Continent." (Matinee at 2
p.m., regular lecture at 7 p.m.)
March 1 Roger C. Smith, Ph.D., state underwater
archaeologist, Florida Division of Historical Re-
sources, Tallahassee, "Florida Shipwreck Preserves: A
Partnership in Maritime Heritage Trust."
March 8 Philippe Pierre Cousteau, president,
Philippe Cousteau Foundation, Fort Pierce, "Journey
Through the Everglades With Philippe Cousteau."
March 15 Paul Humann, photographer and author,
Davie, "Marine Life of the Galapagos: What Darwin
March 22 Kevan L. Main, Ph.D., director of
Mote's Center for Aquaculture Research and Develop-
ment, "Innovations in Fish Farming Technology for the
21 st Century."
March 29 Rachel T. Graham, Ph.D., research asso-
ciate, University of York, Belize, "Whale Sharks of the
Caribbean: Legends of the Domino Fish."
April 5 Barbara Kirkpatrick, Ph.D., manager of the
Mote Environmental Health Program, "Florida Red
Tide and Human Health: The Top 10 Questions."
April 12 Jeffrey C. Carrier, Ph.D., professor of bi-
ology at Albion (Mich.) College, and Harold Pratt, sci-
entist at Mote's Center for Shark Research, "The Ro-
mantic Lives of Sharks."
April 19 Kathryn D. Sullivan, Ph.D., president of
COSI Columbus in Ohio, "Perspectives of an Astro-
naut/Oceanographer." (Also a matinee at 2 p.m. for this
Further information may be obtained by calling
Mote at 388-4441. extension 691.
Water off today
in Holmes Beach
Water will be cut off today in Holmes Beach
along Gulf Drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to allow
county workers to install a new fire hydrant.
The water will be out from Gulf Drive North
at Sixth Avenue N. to Manatee Avenue and from
Sixth Avenue West to the beach, a spokesperson
for the Manatee County Utilities Operations aid.
A precautionary note was also issued for the
area during the first 48 hours after the water is
turned back on.
County officials said water for cooking or
drinking should be boiled for at least one minute
For further information, call David Love at
'Propagation of Seeds'
garden club topic
The Island Garden Club will hear a discussion of
"Propagation of Seeds" when it meets at Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 29.
The Sarasota Garden Club will present the program
at the meeting in the social hall of the church, 6608 Ma-
rina Drive, Holmes Beach. A potluck dinner is planned.
Details may be obtained from Rosemary Holmes at
FWC issues Cortez citations
Officers of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission staged a "routine" inspection at
several Cortez fish houses Friday, Jan. 16, and issued
some misdemeanor citations.
FWC spokesperson Gary Morse said the inspec-
tions were routine, but always unannounced.
Violations were found at three Cortez fish compa-
nies, Morse said, but he did not know if the citations
were given to the companies or individual fishermen.
The misdemeanors included one for 142 under-sized
blue crabs. Other citations were for under-sized sheep-
shead and unclean conditions.
The under-sized fish and crabs were confiscated
and will be sold by the FWC, said Morse.
Money from the sale is held in a trust account un-
til those cited come to court. If they are found innocent,
the money is returned. If guilty, the FWC keeps the
money, Morse said.
Fish houses in St. Petersburg and Tampa were also
"inspected" Friday, he added.
Doris V. Schueneman
Doris V. Schueneman, 74, of Bradenton, died Jan.
1 1 .
Born in Plainfield, N.J., Mrs. Schueneman came to
Bradenton from Detroit, Mich., in 1982. She was a
volunteer for the Salvation Army.
Visitation was Jan. 14 and memorial services Jan.
15 at Brown and Sons Funeral Home, 26th Street
She is survived by husband Dale C., retired
Bradenton Beach Public Works employee; sons
Michael Johnson of Detroit, Dale Robert and David C.,
both of Bradenton; daughter Brenda Gurney of Detroit;
10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
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Islander Mowry needs help for Haiti hope
By Jim Hanson
"To whom much is given, much is required" is Earl
Mowry's byword, and he has given and given for it.
Now he needs help so he can give more.
He needs items for "bags of joy" to entice children
to hope, and ultimately to rescue their country. And he
needs financial donations to help the project live on.
"Once you see those children's faces, you can't
help but go back," he said. "You can't help but love
He will leave for Haiti Cape Haitian and
Madelin, where he and others from Anna Maria Island
have nearly completed a church when he can gather
He's waiting to put together 400 or so "bags of joy"
to take to the children in whom he has so much faith.
The bags "bring them into church," he said, and gradu-
ally to education and an adulthood more fulfilling than
they otherwise could expect.
The gift bags are simple one-gallon plastic bags
which he fills with things the underprivileged children
there wouldn't ordinarily have. The kids loved the 350
he took to them last year, he said, and it about broke his
heart that he had only half enough bags for the crowd
Mowry is asking for help filling bags, which he
will gladly provide. The note attached asks for a small
gift, toiletries, school items such as pencils, crayons
and paper, and socks. Or donors are welcome, he said,
to make up bags and drop them off to him.
To get the bags shipped, he would appreciate some
cash donations $1 to $2 per bag would be a great
help, he said. He needs money also to further the huge
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tree there, and Mowry and fellow Christians gathered
under it in 2000 to pray for help.
By 2002 they were able to start construction of the
big church, involving willing Haitians in every phase.
They carried 10,000 pounds of lumber and steel beams
three-quarters of a mile through mud and began their
By last year they had the walls up and the roof
trusses in place and covered. From there on it should
be easier. But no. They have set still other tasks, involv-
ing acquiring a strip of land next door and building a
school and an orphanage there.
Mowry and his companions from the Island and
Bradenton aren't the first to devote themselves to
Haiti's betterment, he noted. American church mem-
bers and others have been going there for decades, most
of them military veterans who had seen the suffering
of the poor in many parts of the world "and Haiti was
near enough so they could be of use," Mowry said.
They raised money to put into their projects, as
Mowry and his fellows do, and put their muscles into
them as time permitted. Mowry, as the Island ex-
ample, takes as much time off as he can afford from
his TV service business in Holmes Beach, the only
business he's ever done in his 50 years on the Island,
He's not sure how long his advancing years will
permit it, for others have had to drop out as they aged.
He'll go on while he can, though. He is concerned that
the younger generations are not as interested as his.
They can't love Haiti and its people as he does,
for they haven't been there. He hopes they will go and
see "a genuine Christian atmosphere," he said, "no jeal-
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the United States.
"It's not really a church thing, but an overall Chris-
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show kids how much we love them, and it gets them
into church to improve their lives and then on to edu-
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"Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemi-
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PAGE 14 0 JAN. 21, 2004 0 THE ISLANDER
It's fair time!
By Jim Hanson
On the theme "The Spirit of America," the Mana-
tee County Fair begins its 88th year Thursday, Jan. 22,
at the fairgrounds in Palmetto.
Its 10-day run will start with freebies, free gate
entry and free midway rides for the first hour, 5-6 p.m.
Thursday. From then on it's $13 a day generally,
though there are special reductions for seniors and oth-
ers now and then and special additions for special
events such as "Sizzling Saturday Night," $15 from 6
There are some free daily attractions such as
Founder's Corner, Johnson's Exotic Petting Zoo &
Pony Rides, Gardening Display Center, and Cow in My
And there are full programs every day all day and
into the night. Gates open at 10 a.m. Friday and Satur-
day, 11 a.m. Sunday, noon from then on.
Appropriately, agricultural specials are featured
almost every day: Swine show at 7 p.m. Thursday;
dairy costume show and dog show at 6 p.m. and dairy
show at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23; dairy showmanship at
10 a.m., swine sale at 2 p.m., and dairy heifer sale at 4
p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24; horse show at 11 a.m. Sunday,
Jan. 25; goat show at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27; steer
showmanship show at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28.
The U.S. Air Force Band will play in a special
show at 7 p.m. Thursday and the Sahib Shrine Concert
Band at 2 p.m. Friday. There's a "blue grass midway"
every day, Ed & Geraldine old-time music strolling act
throughout, the Truly Blessed Youth Mass Choir at 4
p.m. Sunday, Mountain Fever Band at 6:30 p.m. Mon-
day, two tributes to Benny Goodman Tuesday.
Midway rides will operate all through the fair, and
there will be tons of food of every kind.
Animals will be everywhere, from the dairy and
horse and swine shows and competitions to the petting
zoo and pony rides to a Bengal tiger presentation.
There's even a strolling Oscar the Robot.
The fairgrounds are at 17th Street and 13th Avenue
across from Palmetto High School. Parking is at the
high school lot and the Church of the Rocks on 14th
Avenue, and there is a fairgrounds gate across the street
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He chose church,
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By Jim Hanson
First the Rev. Dale Lawson and his wife Irene tried
11 Gulf Coast churches before choosing Island Baptist
Church as theirs. Then the church chose him.
It is the church in which they felt, and feel, com-
fortable, he said. "The people are loving and lively."
They're about to become even more lively when he
and they transition Island Baptist to a "purpose-driven
model" from a traditional religious institution.
The Lawsons came to Bradenton from Charlotte,
N.C., so he could take a job offered by a company in
religious supplies. The company changed its mind and
Lawson changed his. Irene, meanwhile, joined the
Kantor Eye Institute in Sarasota, where she has been
for two years.
They tried church after church seeking one that
was compatible. No luck, until they came to Anna
Maria's Island Baptist. They've never left.
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manent pastor last November."
This will be his fourth pastorate since being or-
dained in 1974 following graduation from Southwest
Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. The other churches
were in North and South Carolina, where he grew up.
He and the local church have great plans for each
other. It was already beginning to think transition be-
fore he came along, and his pastorate clinches it.
"Our church's ministry is being built on the five
basic principles from God's word in the New Testa-
ment on how to minister to people," he said. "Most
churches focus on one or another of the principles. We
will emphasize all of them."
He explained that the principles are:
Fellowship, including gaining new members.
Discipleship, nurturing new and old members in
Ministry, helping each find his or her gift.
Missions, sending out and reaching out to others.
Magnification, worship through team leadership in
church praise and worship, including music ministry.
Island Baptist has been like most traditional
churches, that is, "committee-oriented, where we now
will structure our church around teams," he said. "Ev-
eryone can be on any teams God wants them to be on."
It implies that everybody will have a place in the
ministry, he said, "rather than a handful doing all the
The Lawsons have been renting on Lido Key since
their arrival here two years ago. They're house-hunt-
ing now, looking for a place nearer the church.
Lawson said he's not sure precisely how many
people are in the Island Baptist congregation, "but I'd
guess about 250 are in the church on Sunday morn-
ings." It's a good guess that number will grow steadily
over the coming months.
'Birds of the Myakka'
Saturday at Sanctuary
"The Birds of the Myakka" will be discussed at
10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Pelican Man's Bird Sanctu-
ary, 1708 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota, on City Is-
land off the south ramp of the New Pass Bridge from
The free public program is designed especially for
families. It will be introduced by Cheryl Dierken, co-
ordinator of education at Pelican Man. RSVPs are re-
quested at 388-4444.
THE ISLANDER M JAN. 21, 2004 U PAGE 15
Father Ellis leaving St. Bernard Catholic Church
By Jim Hanson
The Rev. John H.R. Ellis, pastor of St. Bernard
Catholic Church for nearly six years, is leaving the
position so he and his wife can live near their children
in Central Florida.
His wife, Burgess Ann, is undergoing treatment for
cancer, and they will leave the Gulf Coast when she has
finished radiation treatments, probably in early March,
the priest said.
Next Sunday, Jan. 25, will be his last Sunday in the
pulpit here, he said, and he will begin compassionate
leave the first of February.
"The bishop granted me compassionate leave of
absence," he explained.
"He didn't let me retire."
They will leave the St. Bernard rectory, where they
have lived during their years here, and move to a condo
they own in Bradenton's Whitfield Estates until mov-
ing from the area.
Ellis became one of only about 150 married Ameri-
can priests in 1989 under a "pastoral provision" ap-
proved by the Pope. It permits special men who are
married before ordination to become priests. Ellis was
a priest, and married, in the Episcopal Church before
becoming a Catholic.
He and his unusual place in the church have been
featured twice on the CBS television show "60 Min-
utes." He has been at St. Bernard since 1998.
The father said his marital condition was the norm
in the old church, that celibacy didn't start until the
He said he and his wife would miss Anna Maria
Island and its people, many of whom, Catholic and
non-Catholic, have become their personal friends.
"But we're not gone yet, we'll see them still."
Gloria Dei Church names interim pastor
By Jim Hanson
A multi-faceted, widely experienced minister, the
Rev. David Webb, has been named interim pastor of
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church on the Island.
He succeeds the Rev. Danith Kilts, longtime pas-
tor here who has gone to Jacksonville to serve the
Faith Lutheran Church there with initial great suc-
cess, according to reports here.
Webb had a long and varied career, including top
posts in the church and impressive military work, un-
til his retirement in 2003, when he and his wife moved
to East Bradenton.
At retirement he was senior reserve chaplain of the
U.S. Air Force and assistant for leadership develop-
ment to the bishop of the Florida-Bahamas Synod,
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Another IMS board representative may resign
By Diana Bogan
Shellie Hodges, the parent representative to the
Island Middle School Board- elected to the board by
students' parents announced that she may resign
from her position due to a conflict of interest.
At the start of the 2003-04 school year, Hodges
was elected by the parent shareholders in attendance at
the IMS annual corporate meeting to a one-year term
on the charter board of directors.
In October, Hodges accepted a position at IMS as
the assistant to IMS Director Kelly Parsons.
Hodges told fellow board members at their Jan. 13
meeting that she has heard comments among parents
that her employment at the school amounts to a conflict
with her position as parent representative.
Hodges said she no longer has as much interaction
with parents other than school business related to her
"Some parents feel I'm not the best person to come
to with their concerns since I work closely with Kelly,"
Hodges explained, "and I'm not as in touch with par-
ents as I was before. I'm also uncomfortable with the
Hodges told board members that her interest and
commitment is bigger than the parent representative's
position. She suggested they consider voting her back
to fill one of the two seats vacated last semester. The
charter allows the board to comprise up to seven mem-
bers. All members except the parent representative
serve a three-year term.
Hodges suggested the board invite Jim Ferguson
to replace her as the parent representative. Ferguson
was the only other parent up for the position in the
IMS parent Scott Bassett said it should really be
up to the parent shareholders to nominate another
representative, which would mean calling another
corporate board meeting, although board member
Noranne Hutcheson debated that the parent
representative's position is open to interpretation.
Hutcheson claims the original intent of the charter
was for at least one board member to have a child at-
tending the school, but not necessarily to have the par-
ents elect a representative.
Hutcheson said that three board members currently
have students attending the school and that an election
for a parent representative is not necessary.
Bassett said the bylaws could be amended to elimi-
nate or modify the parent representative position.
Board President Genie Salter was adamant that she
did not want to increase the membership of the board.
"I'm not willing to vote another member on. We've
done well to get to five five united people on the
board. We benefited by decreasing members."
Hutcheson and board member Marlene West con-
curred and indicated an interest in amending the defi-
nition of the parent representative.
Hodges said she was still uncomfortable and may
still resign despite the board's unwillingness to fill a
"Nothing I've read in the charter, bylaws, or
contract with Manatee County School District pro-
hibits a board member from also being an employee
of the corporation or serving as a consultant," said
The only prohibition in the charter concerns the
Bassett said that in small nonprofit corporations
it is common to have board members also serve as
employees. According to Bassett, there is a distinc-
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of implementing board policy, and an administrative
assistant to the executive director, 'who is not in the
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well. She is employed by the school as an academic
The parent question why it wouldn't be a conflict
for Hodges and Hutcheson to be supervised by Parsons
on a day-to-day basis and yet, as a board member, over-
The board chose to table Hodges request until its
next board meeting Feb. 3.
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THE ISLANDER U JAN. 21, 2004 U PAGE 17
Island journalist's memoirs
read like mystery novel
By Rick Catlin
It's too bad regular winter Island resident Andy
Little isn't as well known as other Canadian broadcast
journalists such as Peter Jennings of ABC News,
Morley Safer of 60 Minutes, or Robert McNeill of the
McNeill-Lehrer Report. If he were, Little's recently
published memoir, "Before Whispers Become Si-
lence," could easily be on the New York Times
The Detroit-born Little is well known in Canada as
the producer-writer of the popular television show "On
the Road," but regretably his fame hasn't spread too far
south of the border, except on Anna Maria Island,
where he and wife Dolce winter every year.
"Whispers," however, is likely to be a best-seller
It's not just another memoir by a crusty old jour-
nalist, recounting the gin-swilled days of stalking the
hot story of the day and having the lead on the 6
"Whispers" immediately, but unintentionally, turns
into a mystery thriller that leaves the reader unable to
put the book down until Little solves the puzzle of why
his mother committed suicide in 1953.
The mystery is the memoir, as Little's own life and
career are forever linked to his mother's suicide and his
search for answers.
It's a mystery that takes him nearly 50 years to
uncover and believe the final truth, and reveal it in his
When Little decided to write the story, however, he
realized that the actual beginning of his quest must take
him back to the Great Depression of the 1930s, when
his mother was just a teenager. It was journey he was
reluctant to take because he may not like what he finds.
As the ancient maps of the New World used to say,
"Here be dragons and demons."
Oh yes, there are buried family secrets.
And who among us does not have a family or a
past, or both, with deep, dark secrets to hide?
In the ultimate shocker, particularly for the mystery
novel Little has unwittingly created, his search uncov-
ers evidence that his own mother's death could be
linked to a CIA yes, that CIA test program in the
1950s, in which the agency paid American and Cana-
dian psychiatrists to adminster.drugs such as LSD to
their own patients to learn how Allied soliders in the
Korean War might have been brainwashed by the
Years after Trudy Champion Little put a .22-cali-
ber rifle to her head just days before another visit to the
respected Montreal psychiatrist who was treating her
for depression and mental illness, Little, in the course
of a broadcast assignment, came face to face with the
same doctor and the medical file.
His own mother's doctor and her file. The doctor
who treated her unsuccessfully for nearly seven years.
The doctor who failed Trudy Little. Are the answers
Little needs hidden within that file?
Does "the file" also contain answers to Little's own
admitted demons and shortcomings?
Where does the ultimate truth lie'?
Is it buried forever in a CIA vault in Langley, Va.,
hidden in a doctor's office in Montreal, or maybe back
in Windsor or Detroit, where his mother was raised in
the 1920s and 30s.
Or, just maybe, the final answer is found from a 78-
year-old woman in a Clearwater, Fla., condominium,
who might provide Little his final absolution.
"Whispers" is the story of the horror of a family
secret so horrible it was stonewalled for nearly 80
years, and the reader must remember that it really is a
memoir, not a mystery novel. Little doesn't have to
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Little to speak at library
Author Andy Little will discuss the message
of "Before Whispers Become Silence" at the Is-
land Branch Library at 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27.
Little will also autograph copies of the book,
and talk in open forum on the issue of child abuse
and incest, as expressed in his book.
Little and wife, Dolce, have wintered on
Anna Maria Island for the past 12 years.
He is a member of the Anna Maria Island
Community Center board of directors and also
sits on the board of the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Society. In addition, he is the volunteer
public relations director for the Center and
teaches a class there on creative writing.
Dolce teaches a class in yoga at the Center
and is also an Historical Society volunteer.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 17
develop his characters as smartly as a Robert Ludlum
or Frederick Forsythe, and we're sometimes disap-
pointed that some of the sub-players aren't fully ex-
plained and the plot occasionally slows.
Little's search for answers are the plot, and the
reader should not be dismayed if the trail sometimes
grows cold, then warm, then cold again.
Yes, Little's purpose in writing the book is a mem-
oir to himself and his family, and to quell his own ac-
companying demons and personal tragedies.
But Little also feels a responsibility to tell those
with the same family secrets that you are not alone and
those secrets should not be buried. It's OK to talk about
them, it's OK to find the truth and bring it out into the
open, however painful that truth may be, before every-
one and anyone who knows the truth is 6 feet under,
before the-whispers become silence.
"Before Whispers Become Silence" is available for
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Jan. 15, 200 block of Gladiolus Street, recovered
runaway. A resident called the Manatee County
Sheriff's Office-Anna Maria substation when two ju-
veniles were seen in the neighborhood selling maga-
zines door to door. Deputies found the juveniles, one
of whom has been reported missing from a Lee County
family shelter. The juvenile was transported back to
Lee County under the custody of Manatee County
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Jan. 16, 100 block of Gull Drive, criminal mis-
chief. A woman reported that her pool screen was
Jan. 9, 200 block of 72nd Street, theft. A woman
reported her daughter's surfboard stolen from their
Jan. 9, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach Police
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a solar panel had been stolen off his boat.
Jan. 10, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach,
suspicious person. A man was arrested on warrants out
of Illinois for possession of a controlled substance,
driving without a license and criminal trespass.
Jan. 13, 4700 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria Elementary
School, criminal mischief. According to the report, a
basketball hoop was bent and a table tent near the bas-
ketball court had been removed, damaged and found on
the roof of the school. A custodian reported finding a
mattress and other items on the roof near the tent.
Jan. 13, 6306 Gulf Drive, Blue Water Beach Club,
burglary. A vacationing couple reported their wallets
and checkbook stolen from their room.
Jan. 14, 100 block of 72nd Street, burglary. A va-
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a declining member roster as the church's decision
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A woman was arrested after she reportedly injured her
husband when she hit him with a shoe. According to
the report, officers were called to the home twice in one
day for domestic disturbance and the situation esca-
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Jan. 16, 2900 block of Avenue F, burglary. Ac-
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her parked car and a friend's purse was stolen from the
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anyone on the scene.
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If you've been to D.Coy Duck's on a recent Tues-
day night, you may have been surprised to find a bois-
terous full house swinging to the band Sophisticated
Bandleader and keyboardist Tom Barrett says, "I
get all of the senior citizen groups, and they're wilder
than the kids with their MTV and rock 'n' roll."
At a recent performance, audience member Nita
Wallis stopped drumming her knees to the beat long
enough to say, "They're the best thing since sliced
white bread. I've been telling everyone."
Barrett's band plays the gamut of jazz traditions,
but the group mostly plays what he calls "traditional"
or "classic" jazz. Like swing, bebop, cool jazz, rock
and rap, traditional jazz, or "trad" for short, was once
America's pop music the sound of youth, romance
and, occasionally, rebellion in the 1920s.
The music was invented in New Orleans in the late
1910s. By the middle of the next decade it had spread
to all of the major cities in the United States and could
be heard by anyone with a radio.
Trad represents the revival of the New Orleans
sound, but it's no relic. From Louis Armstrong to the
way F. Scott Fitzgerald portrayed the music in his sto-
ries, to Woody Allen film scores, such as Manhattan
and Annie Hall, its sonic threads weave through the
culture and draw in people.
Speaking of his college-age grandson, who played
in a high school jazz band, a winter resident of the is-
land for 15 years, Leo Larson, said, "I wish he was here
to see this. I think they're great. I'll be here every
The band's New Orleans style instrumentation fea-
tures Barney Barnett on trombone, Don Johnson on
trumpet, Bob Sayles on clarinet, Don Foster on drums
and sometimes Mike Cormer on guitar.
On any given night you might hear songs like "I
Found a New Baby" and "Ain't Misbehavin'" by Fats
Waller, or the blues tune "Do You Know What it Means
to Miss New Orleans," or the swing tune "Cherokee,"
made famous by Charlie Barnet's big band.
At its best, the style goes something like this.
The horns begin by playing a tune's melody in
unison, which is followed by a collective improvisation
of individual solos that blend and contrast simulta-
neously. Then the individual solos come in Barrett's
keyboard, horns, guitar and drums. There's a lot of
trading off or "conversation" going on between Barrett
and Foster or between the horns and the drums. You
Balloon to the moon
Anna Maria Elementary School fifth-graders Chris
Callahan, Chelsea Crowton and Kaitlyn Staib work
with classroom volunteer Phelps Tracy to attach
balloons to a suspended string. The "balloon me to
the moon" activity in teacher Anne Kinnan's space
camp simulates the principle of the thrust produced
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across a string. Islander Photos: Diana Bogan
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Horns, guitar, piano and drums intermingle to form a web of swinging melody in the band Sophisticated Jazz.
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never know who's going to get into the game or what
surprise they'll have up their sleeve. When the
conversation's over, the players end the song as a high-
powered, united front and the audience goes "Wow."
This is how Barrett approaches the tunes he plays,
whether they're from the traditional era, or later styles,
such as swing and bebop or contemporary material
from Broadway to Brazilian bossa nova. He says, "I
like to move it around and try to make everyone
Music dominated Barrett's childhood. His father
was a booking agent for vaudeville shows and Marx
Brothers tours. His mother taught dance and played
piano on Broadway.
Barrett says, "I've been performing since I was 18
months old when they pulled me out on stage in a
wagon. My mother always wanted me to play piano,
but I was a drummer."
Professionally, he was a tap dancer- not like Fred
Astaire but in the "black" style of the Baby Dodds,
Sammy Davis Jr. and Gregory Hines.
He performed around the country and in the
Catskill Mountain region of New York, where he
danced with Ray Noble's band and opened shows for
people like Henny Youngman, Joey Bishop and Johnny
It wasn't until he started teaching dance at age 45
that he took up piano so he could play and his stu-
dents could dance.
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floats above them. Here Emma Smith demonstrates
how to successfidly toss a miniature marshmallow in
the air and catch it in her mouth.
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His musician friends noticed his talent and encour-
aged him to learn tunes and play professionally, which
Since the mid-1990s, he's led his own band, of
which he and Foster form the core. They play year
around with a revolving cast of musicians.
Barrett says, "I've only played with one other
drummer that's better than Don."
Foster studied music in college and performed in
the U.S. Navy Band in Washington, D.C., for 21 years.
The band played for the highest echelons of govern-
ment at the White House and around the world.
Foster says, "It may sound luxurious but it wasn't.
We traveled the world but lived in barracks. We served
Foster retired from the Navy band in 2001 and now
spends his time teaching music, operating a catering/
entertainment company called Sound Investment and
playing with Sophisticated Jazz.
Of Barrett's band, Foster says, "Tom's great. It's
a real nice variety of music and Tom likes to surround
himself with good musicians seasoned, tasteful mu-
Sophisticated Jazz plays D.Coy Ducks on Tues-
days from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. You can hear another
lineup of the group on Sundays at Bermuda Breeze in
Occasionally, Barrett steps to the front of the stage
wearing his tap shoes. He still makes 'em dance.
AME fifth-grader Blake Wilson hits the "oxygen
shut-off" button on the simulated emergency control
panel of a space shuttle. In this space camp activity,
Anne Kinnan's students attempted to find the "alti-
iude control" button used to stabilize a space
shuttle. To simulate a power failure and aircraft
spinning out of control, students were blindfolded
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'Crimes' winner for Players, director Woodland
By Robert Noble
Islander Theater Critic
The sparkling little gem of a playhouse on Anna
Maria Island has another winner in Beth Henley's
prize-winning "Crimes of the Heart."
With strong direction from the super talented Kelly
Woodland, an excellent cast, and a handsome produc-
tion, the piece rolls merrily over the ups and downs of
the Magrath clan, a motley grab-bag of eccentrics liv-
ing in and around Grandpa's house in Hazelhurst, Miss.
The play centers on three sisters: Lenny, the plain
one who stayed at home to care for Grandpa, who is
currently in the hospital following a stroke; Meg, the
flamboyant one, who set out to have a singing career
which fizzled and has returned to the old homestead to
help out; Babe, the pretty one, who married a rich law-
yer and has recently shot him in the stomach because
"I didn't like the way he looked!"
The three women, not unlike Chekhov's "Three
Sisters," are a wildly divergent trio, and Woodland has
cast them with three interesting actresses. And Don
Bailey has costumed them terrifically to emphasize
their differences and define character.
Diana Shoemaker is Lenny, the lonely, spinsterish
one, and brings a sharp attack to her anger at Meg's
pipe dreams about a show-biz career, and her frustra-
tions with the air-headed Babe's lack of facing the se-
riousness of the charges against her for the shooting.
Megan Mooney plays Babe as an empty-headed
beauty queen with a crazy logic and ditzy honesty. It
is lovely, very specific work. Dianne Brin really shines
in the more spectacular role of would-be singer Meg.
Brin brings a lusty sensuality and knowing sassiness to
the evening that is exhilarating.
Woodland has pointed up the contrasts between the
sisters, as well as the sense of family that helps them
through the various crises that make up the evening.
She elicits some dazzling interplay with the threesome
all through the performance that reaches a hilarious
climax as they reveal news of Grandpa's latest coma to
Meg, who has spent the night out with an old beau.
It is sad, funny and outrageous. And absolutely right!
All through the script, playwright Henley has
mined comedy out of basically tragic situations the
shooting; the trial; Grandpa's illness; Babe's affair with
a 16-year-old black youth; her subsequently fruitless
attempts at suicide via the rope and the oven. It is all
beautifully written and expertly performed.
The three supporting performances match the sis-
ters' expertise with wonderfully realized, detailed
work. Stan Koci as Babe's lawyer Barnett Lloyd plays
with a decency and nicely subtextual attraction to his
kooky client. He works with full-fledged subtlety remi-
niscent of the young Robert Redford. Leslie Shrum
Tyler has a field day as blabbermouth cousin Chick
Bayle, who has her eye on Grandpa's farm. She is
bright and bubbly in an appropriately irritating way.
She has a particularly brilliant moment attempting to
put on a pair of pantyhose pure commedia del arte!
Joseph Shedrick must be singled out for an excep-
tional piece of character acting. As Doc, the good ol' boy
farmer beau of Meg, he is one of the walking wounded.
His painful insecurity is beautifully rendered, and when a
moment of joy comes he makes it soar. He takes you into
sisters and the
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"Crimes of the
the soul of this man and it is glorious.
Woodland, working on husband Mark Woodland's
excellent farmhouse kitchen set, keeps a feeling of real
life teeming in this center of family activity. Coffee is
made on the stove; lemonade is made with ice from the
refrigerator. Food is consumed apples, cookies,
candy and a huge birthday cake (for Lenny's birthday,
which everybody forgot the day before).
There is an ease and fullness to the entire produc-
tion, which only comes from a gifted, thorough direc-
tor. Thanks Ms. Woodland and company, and thanks
also to Chris McVicker's atmospheric lighting, espe-
cially the bare branch patterns projected on the curtain
and final tableau.
What a treasure this company is.
Curtain times for "Crimes of the Heart" are 8 p.m.
except for a remaining Sunday matinee, Jan. 25, at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $15. The theater is at Gulf Drive and Pine
Avenue in Anna Maria. Box office hours are 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
daily except Sunday, and one hour before each perfor-
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Noon to 3:30 p.m. Duplicate bridge at the Anna
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13:20 p.m. The Anna Maria Island Garden Club
presents "The Art of Japanese Flower Arranging" with
Patricia Bonarek at Roser Memorial Community
Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 779-
6 p.m. Family storytime at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
Thursday, Jan. 22
7:30 to 9 a.m. Longboat Key Chamber of Com-
merce awards breakfast at the Radisson Lido Beach
Resort, 700 Ben Franklin Drive, Lido Key. Information:
383-8217. Fee applies.
Noon to 4 p.m. AARP driver safety course at the
Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 776-1158. Fee applies.
5p.m. Manatee County Fair at 17th Street and
13th Avenue, Palmetto. Information: 722-1639. Fee
7 p.m. Bingo at Annie Silver Community Cen-
ter, Avenue C and 23rd Street, Bradenton Beach. In-
Friday, Jan. 23
10a.m. Manatee County Fair at 17th Street and
13th Avenue, Palmetto. Information: 722-1639. Fee
Noon to 4 p.m. AARP driver safety course at the
Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 776-1158. Fee applies.
6 to 9 p.m. -Belinda Womack jazz concert at St.
Armands Circle, Sarasota. Information: 388-1554.
7 to 9 p.m. "High Flying Tunes of the Air Force
Blue" concert at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information:
7:30 p.m. "Profoundly Disturbing" film event with
Joe Bob Briggs at Manatee Community College, Neel
Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton.
Information: 752-5252. Fee applies.
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Road, Longboat Key. Information: 383-3428.
Saturday, Jan. 24
8 to 11 a.m. Roser Men's Club pancake brunch
at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-6940. Fee applies.
8:30 a.m. Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island
meeting at Cafe on the Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Mana-
tee Public Beach, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Suncoast Watercolor So-
ciety presents "Designing Your Painting for Outstand-
ing Results" by Diane Schmidt at the Art League of
Manatee County, 209 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Infor-
mation: 746-2862. Fee applies.
10 a.m. Manatee County Fair at 17th Street and
13th Avenue, Palmetto. Information: 722-1639. Fee
10 a.m. "Jews and Christians: The Unfinished
Agenda and Shifting Alliances" with Rabbi James
Rudin at Temple Beth Israel, 567 Bay Isles Road,
Longboat Key. Information: 383-3428.
10 a.m. to noon Flower-arranging demonstra-
tion by Carol Mayer at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6648.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Art festival at St. Armands
Circle, Sarasota. Information: 954-472-3755.
10:30 a.m. "Birds of Myakka" family presenta-
tion with Owen Comora at the Pelican Man's Bird
Sanctuary, 1708 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. In-
Sunday, Jan. 25
8 to 11:30 a.m. Pancake breakfast at St. Ber-
nard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 778-4769. Fee applies.
10 a.m. "Jews and Muslims: A New Frontier or
New Adversaries?" breakfast meeting with Rabbi
James Rudin at Temple Beth Israel, 567 Bay Isles
Road, Longboat Key. Information: 383-3428. Fee ap-
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Art festival at St. Armands
Circle, Sarasota. Information: 954-472-3755.
11 a.m. Manatee County Fair at 17th Street and
13th Avenue, Palmetto. Information: 722-1639. Fee
Monday, Jan. 26
9 a.m. Island Widowed Persons Service "Cof-
fee and Conversation" with guest Suki Janisch, South-
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Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria. Information: 778-1908.
Noon Manatee County Fair at 17th Street and
13th Avenue, Palmetto. Information: 722-1639. Fee
4:30 to 6 p.m. "Roots and Shoots" teen environ-
mental program at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information:
778-1908. Fee applies.
7p.m. "Fish Houses and the Wily Snook" with
Kenneth Leber at Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken
Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 388-4441.
Tuesday, Jan. 27
Noon to 3:30 p.m. -Friendly bridge at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
1 p.m. Ladies Guild of St. Mary Star of the Sea
Church dessert-card party in the Stella Maris Activity
Center, 4280 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. In-
formation: 383-5923. Fee applies.
S1 to 4 p.m. Veterans' service officer at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Wednesday, Jan. 28
Noon to 3:30 p.m. Duplicate bridge at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-3390. Fee applies.
4:30 to 6 p.m. "Educating Jane" teen girl's life-
skills club at the Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-
1908. Fee applies.
5 to 7p.m. Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce Business card exchange at Tropic Isle Motel,
101 22nd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-
6 p.m. Family storytime at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
"Quintessential Contemporary" exhibit at North-
ern Trust Bank, 540 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key,
through Jan. 29. Information: 329-2685.
"10th Annual James Pay" exhibit at the Anna
Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes
Beach, through Jan. 30. Information: 778-2099.
Manatee County Fair at 17th Street and 13th
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Oil paintings by Erin Huybrechts at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach,
through Jan. 31. Information: 778-1259.
"The King and I" at the Manatee Players'
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through Feb. 1. Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.
"Living Art Collection" at Garcia Gallery, 917 12th
Ave. W., Bradenton, through Feb. 4. Information: 746-
Sew for fun with Diana Kelly at the Roser Memo-
rial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria,
through March 18. Information: 792-6934.
"Souvenirs of Florida: The Tasteful and the
Tacky" at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W.,
Bradenton, through March 21. Information: 746-4131.
Watercolor sessions with Susie Cotton at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria, through May 25. Information: 778-
1908. Fee applies.
Island Garden Club meeting at Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church Jan. 29.
Club Bamboo condominiums open house Jan.
Florida West Coast Symphony Masterworks at
Neel Auditorium Jan. 30.
Penny sale at the Sandpiper Resort Jan. 31.
Watercolor painting demonstration at Island Gal-
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Reptile presentation at the Pelican Man's Bird
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Book sale at the Island Branch Library Jan. 31.
Leon Merian at the Riverfront Theater Jan. 31.
Anna Maria Islandfest at Holmes Beach City Hall
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AMI Little League undergoes reorganization
By Kevin Cassidy
The Anna Maria Island Little League has formed
a new board of directors and is again operating under
the umbrella of the Anna Maria Island Community
Center. The Center plans to revitalize interest in the
league, which has experienced a serious drop in the
number of kids participating over the last few years.
Joe Chlebus of the Center staff is the new league
president with Bill Murphy serving as vice president.
Secretary is Tracy Glarner, Scott Dell of the Center will
serve as treasurer and Andy Jonatzke, also a staff mem-
ber at the Center, is the player agent. Other board mem-
bers include Kurt Janisch, Mike Brusso, Bill Bystrom
and Mark Howard.
Little League will be holding two registration
nights at the Center, both from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb.
3, and Thursday, Feb. 5, to help determine exactly how
the League will be structured. Tryouts will follow on
Saturday, Feb. 7 starting at 10:30 a.m. for ages 8-9.
Players ages 10-12 will follow at noon with the 5- to
7-year-olds trying out at 1:30 p.m.
The 10- to 12-year-olds will get back at it at 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 10, while the ages 8-9 have their second
session at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11. Friday, Feb. 13
at 6 p.m. will be the tryout for ages 5-7.
Coaches are needed for all age groups. If interested
or if you need more information, please call 778-1908,
and ask for Chelbus or Jonatzke at the Center.
Second annual Canada-States
tennis tourney on horizon
The second annual Canada-U.S. Tennis Tourna-
ment is set for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center courts.
The tournament is open to seniors who are regular
participants in the morning or afternoon groups. The
first 12 men and women to enter will be guaranteed a
spot in the tournament. If more people register early,
the number may be expanded to 16 or 18 players.
The tournament will be on a seeded basis with
mixed men's and women's doubles matches. All par-
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three quarters before holding on for a 21-17 victory
over the Longboat Observer Saturday, Jan. 17, to re-
main unbeaten in Division III basketball league play at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
Shane Blair's seven points in the second quarter
and six first-half points from Emma Barlow propelled
the Realtors to their early lead, but four points each
from Dylan King and Breann Richardson pulled
Longboat Observer to within shouting distance.
With 2:42 remaining to play and Island Real Es-
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for a 19-15 lead.
Richardson scored along the baseline to pull to
within, a basket, but Barlow came down the court and
banked in a shot from the foul line to put the game out
Barlow finished with a game-high 10 points, four
assists and three steals, while Blair finished with seven
points and six rebounds. Miller completed the scoring
for Island Real Estate with four points.
King's six points and four points apiece from
Schield and Richardson paced Longboat Observer in
the loss. Kyle Aritt completed the scoring for the Ob-
server with three first-quarter points.
Banks 19, A&E 18
A 7-2 fourth-quarter scoring run lifted Banks En-
gineering past Air & Energy Friday, Jan. 14. Burns
Easterling scored eight points and Miles Hostetler
added seven points to lead Banks Engineering. Tommy
Price and Jordan Sebastiano completed the scoring
with two points apiece in the victory.
Six points apiece from Matt Bauer and Joey
Hutchinson paced Air & Energy in the one-point loss.
Kyle Sewall added four points and Chandler Hardy had
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Oyster Bar 69, Glass & Screen 42
Every player scored for the Anna Maria Oyster Bar
during its 27-point victory over Anna Maria Glass &
Screen Saturday, Jan. 17. Gary Scott, with 23 points
and 19 points from David Buck paced the Oyster Bar,
which also received 11 points from Spencer Carper as
they handed AM Glass & Screen its first loss of the
Taylor Manning scored 13 points and Tyler
Bekkerrus added 10 points to lead Glass & Screen in
the loss. Zach Schield chipped in with eight points and
Franklin Moore scored six points for Glass & Screen.
ReMax 72, Beach House 31
ReMax's Clay Orr and Chad Richardson combined
for 49 points to outscore the Beach House Restaurant
during the Jan. 17 contest. Orr finished with a game-
high 25 points, while Richardson finished with 24
points as ReMax improved to 2-2 on the season.
Derek Mendez contributed 10 points to the victory,
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Twelve points from Justin Hessinger and 11 points
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68-45 victory over the Beach House Monday, Jan. 12.
Spencer Carper, Matt McDonough and Jacob Stebans
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Bobby Cooper's 14 points and eight points apiece
from Justin Hessinger and Mike Wallen led Beach
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Glass & Screen 51, ReMax 50
Taylor Manning scored nine of his game-high 20
points in the fourth quarter Monday, Jan. 12, to help
rally Anna Maria Glass & Screen to a one-point victory
over ReMax. Billy Malfese and Zach Schield contrib-
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while Franklin Moore finished with four points.
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ceived eight points from Derek Mendez and six points
from Anthony Rosas in its second loss of the season.
Mermaid 49, Beach Lounge 27
Sign of the Mermaid rode double-figure scoring
efforts from three players to a convincing 49-27 victory
over Jesse's Beach Lounge Thursday, Jan. 15, to record
the Mermaid's first victory of the season. Jamie Urch
led the way with 20 points followed by 10 points apiece
from Justin Dearlove and Ian Douglas. Matt Shafer just
missed being the fourth scorer in double figures with
Dylan Mullen led Jesse's with 15 points, while
Celia Ware finished with seven points. Ryan Guerin
scored three points and Danielle Mullen scored two to
complete the scoring for Jesse's.
S&S 36, Ralph's 21
A 16-2 scoring run in the second quarter made the
difference during S&S Industries 15-point victory over
Rotten Ralph's Waterfront Restaurant Wednesday, Jan.
14. Jo Jo Wood led all scorers with 22 points while
teammate Mike Schweitzer chipped in with 12 for
S&S, which also received two points from Anne
Broderick West's 10 points and nine points from
Zach Beeker paced Rotten Ralph's. Whitney Bauer
scored four points and Corbin Kitchens added two
points in the loss.
A Paradise 34, Mermaid 14
A Paradise Realty land-locked the Sign of the
Mermaid with a stifling defense that limited them to
two points in the second and fourth quarters during its
34-14 victory Tuesday, Jan. 13.
Will Osborne with 11 points and 10 points from
Grant Lukitsch led the A Paradise scoring attack that
also received seven points from Harrison Skaggs. Max
Marnie added four and Jordan Graeff scored two points
to complete the A Paradise scoring.
Sign of the Mermaid was led by Heather and Jus-
tin Dearlove with six points apiece, while Lauren Barth
and Jamie Urch each scored two points in the loss.
S&S 49, Beach Lounge 39
Jo Jo Wood poured in 26 points and Mike
Schweitzer added 15 as S&S Industries prevailed over
Jesse's Beach Lounge Saturday, Jan. 10, to remain
undefeated. Catie Carden and Jarot Nelson completed
the scoring with two points apiece in the win.
Celia Ware kept Jesse's in the game, scoring 18 of
her 20 points in the first three quarters. Dylan Mullen
chipped in with 11 points and Ryan Guerin finished
with six points in the loss.
A Paradise 36, Ralph's 21
Thirteen points apiece from Jordan Graeff and Will
Anna Maria Island basketball
standings as of Jan. 17
Glass & Screen
Sign of the Mermaid
Jesse's Beach Lounge
Island Real Estate
Air & Energy
Joey Hutchinson goes to the hloolp r a lay up during Banks Engineering's 19-18 victory over Air & Energy.
Osborne lifted A Paradise Realty past Rotten Ralph's
Waterfront Restaurant during its Jan. 10 victory.
Harrison Skaggs added six points, while Max Marnie's
three points and a foul shot from Grant Lukitsch com-
pleted the A Paradise scoring.
Zach Beeker scored 11 points to lead the Rotten
Ralph's scoring attack that also received four points
apiece from Broderick West and Casey Dalton and two
points from Corbin Kitchens.
Jessie's 6, Duncan 4
Julian Botero's third-quarter basket provided the
winning margin as Jessie's Island Store held on for a
6-4 victory over Duncan Real Estate Saturday, Jan. 17.
Botero, Trevor Bystrom and Jack Titsworth each fin-
ished with two points each in the victory.
Giorgio Gomez and Josh Schmidt each scored two
points to lead Duncan Real Estate in the loss.
Harry's 14, Galati 6
Glenn Bower pumped in 10 points, while brother
Grant and Zach Facheris each scored two points to lead
Harry's Continental Kitchens past Galati Marine Sat-
urday, Jan. 17.
Stephanie Schenk's four points and two points
from Rachel Goulet paced the Galati Marine scoring
Bistros 14, Galati 6
The Bistros received eight points from Hailey
Dearlove and six points from Molly McDonough to
cook Galati Marine 14-6 Thursday, Jan. 15.
Daniel Pimental scored four points to lead Galati,
which also received two points apiece from Kelly
Guerin and Chase Stripling in the loss.
Bistros 18, Duncan 14
Hailey Dearlove and Molly McDonough scored
eight points each to lead the Bistros past Duncan Real
Estate Tuesday, Jan. 13 for its second win of the sea-
son. Brittany Templeton completed the Bistros scoring
with two points.
Josh Schmidt and Kyle Crum scored six points
apiece to lead the Duncan scoring attack, which also
received two points from Jerry Mayer in the loss.
Jessie's 12, Harry's 9
Jessie's Island Store received two points apiece
from Jay Beard, Trevor Bystrom and Zack Guerin dur-
ing a pivotal 6-0 fourth-quarter scoring run to record a
come-from-behind victory over Harry's Continental
Kitchens Monday, Jan. 12. Guerin finished with a
game-high six points, while Bystrom finished with four
points and Beard had two.
Dylan Riley led Harry's with four points, while
Kayla Aritt and Glenn Bower each scored two points
and Zach Facheris added one point in the loss.
Holiday tennis camp on Longboat
The Cedars Tennis Club of Longboat Key hosted
a Holiday Tennis Camp Dec. 29-Jan. 2. Tennis tech-
nique, contests and matches were held each day and
the last day of the camp featured a camp tournament.
The campers were divided up into red, white and
blue groups. Red group champion was Emma Haley,
who was visiting from Ohio, while Longboat Key's
Anthea Rokop was tops in the white group. Blue group
winner was Anna Volpe of New York while Noell
Neimann of Longboat Key won the most-improved-
player award for the camp.
Next up for the Cedars Tennis Club is its Interna-
tional Youth Tennis Competition held every Saturday
from 2-4 p.m. Cost is $10 each Saturday and all play-
ers must be present by 2 p.m. Tournament draws by age
division will be made by 2:15 p.m.
Players will receive one point for each match
played and two points for each match won. Point stand-
ings will be kept and the winners of each age group will
win ice cream every Saturday at the conclusion of the
The league runs from January through the last
week of March when awards will be presented.
For more information, contact League Director
Laurie Tinnel at 224-0207.
Anna Maria Island Community
Center basketball schedule
Premier Division (ages 14-17)
Jan. 24 10 a.m. ReMax vs.
Glass & Screen
11 a.m. Beach House vs.
7 p.m. ReMax vs. Beach House
8 p.m. Glass & Screen vs.
Division I (ages 12-13)
Jan. 21 8 p.m. Ralph's vs. A Paradise
Jan. 24 6 p.m. Mermaid vs S&S
Jan. 24 7 p.m. Beach Lounge vs.
Jan. 26 6 p.m. Mermaid vs. A Paradise
Division II (ages
7 p.m. A&E vs. Banks
3 p.m. Island Real Estate vs.
4 p.m. A&E vs. STGC
5 p.m. Banks vs. Observer
III (ages 8-9)
Galati vs. Duncan
Bistros vs. Harry's
Jessie's vs. Galati
Duncan vs. Harry's
Bistros vs. Galati
Dips vs. Seaside
Seaside vs. Young's
Dips vs. Young's
PAGE 28 0 JAN. 21, 2004 U THE ISLANDER
Red tide lurking to north; ghost netted sharks to east
There are some slight traces of enough red tide to
kill a few fish north of us.
The good news is that only a few fish are washing
ashore on Pinellas County beaches, and counts of the
toxic algae are on the low side. Water temperatures are
in the low 60s, too, which is not a typical temp for red
tide the blooms usually occur when water is in the
80s. There were no red tide reports anywhere near
Anna Maria Island last weekend, but there were some
grumblings from beachwalkers Tuesday of scratchy
throats due to the aerosol.
The bad news is that there are readings high
enough to kill fish not all that far north of Anna Maria
Island. Red tide researchers are finding levels of red
tide that warrant "probable fish kills" south of the Sun-
shine Skyway Bridge and near Mullet Key.
For the uninitiated, red tide is caused by blooms of a
tiny marine organism called a dinoflagellate. Red tide is
always present in the water but, for some reason, occasion-
ally goes into an orgy of reproduction. Levels of 1,000
parts per million in seawater will explode to a million or
more. The bloom produces powerful toxins that can cause
fish to die and humans to start coughing and sneezing.
Shellfish like oysters, clams and coquinas, accu-
mulate so much toxin they become toxic to humans.
Red tide blooms have been documented in the Gulf
since the mid-1800s, with a 14-month lingering bloom
hitting the Island in 1994-95.
Red tide is also harmful for manatees, with the bulk
of manatee deaths in 2003 attributed to the algae attack
that lingered in Collier, Lee, Charlotte and southern
Sarasota counties for much of last summer.
It's important to remember that red tide is usually a
spotty phenomenon. One stretch of beach could be littered
with dead fish and coughing beachgoers, and another area
several hundred yards away can be pristine.
An interesting element of the recent red tide levels
is that there seems to be no presence of the algae in
Bishop Harbor, the site of the estimated 2 million gal-
lons per day of treated wastewater discharge from the
defunct Piney Point phosphate plant.
Some environmentalists had feared that the high-
nitrogen discharge would spur a red tide bloom. Read-
ings at Bishop Harbor it's in extreme northern
Manatee County north of Port Manatee near the
Hillsborough County line are described as "none."
Makes you wonder what the water currents are
doing with that treated wastewater, though. Perhaps the
wastewater is spooling somewhere off Pinellas
County's beaches, kick-starting the red tide into bloom-
Sharks off the East Coast
With all the attention on sharks off the Island of
late, this report from Florida's East Coast may be of
It seems that upwards of 1,000 dead sharks were
found entangled in a "ghost net" off St. Lucie County
in the Atlantic Ocean.
Ghost nets are fishing nets that have been aban-
doned by fishers, probably because of faulty buoys or
bad weather. The net found off Port Salerno last week
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about 80 feet of water.
According to the Associated Press, a team of state
and federal officials were able to pull the net out with
its grisly cargo, which also included a dead loggerhead
An investigation is under way to discover the net's
owners, and prosecution will ensue if the identity of the
fishers can be made.
Both civil penalties through the U.S. Endangered
Species Act and criminal penalties may be levied, of-
Tour Emerson Point
The University of Florida and the county's master
gardener program are offering free tours of Emerson
Point in Palmetto throughout the year, with the next
tour starting at 9 a.m. Sunday.
"Manatee County and Florida have invested hun-
dreds of thousands of dollars in Emerson Point to build
one of the finest nature preserves in the state," accord-
ing to Jane Morse, extension agent for environmental
horticulture. Groups of master gardeners will be show-
ing visitors the wonders of the 195-acre preserve.
The tours will start at the parking area for the Ob-
servation Tower, follow the shell path to where it con-
nects to the North Restoration Trail, and go from there
to the Terra Ceia Trail. This leads to the Observation
Tower and returns to the parking area. The walking
tour takes about two hours, and a maximum of 12 par-
ticipants will be allowed.
"A portion of the tour- the 8-foot-wide shell path
is handicap accessible, but the remaining trails are
not," Morse said, adding that "the balance encounters
some rough terrain."
Reservations are a must and may be made by call-
ing 722-4524 Monday-Friday.
Other dates this year for the tours are Feb. 14 and 29,
March 13 and 28, April 10 and 25, May 8 and 23, June 12
and 27, July 10 and 25, Aug. 14 and 29, Sept. 11 and 26,
Oct. 9 and 24, Nov. 6 and 21 and Dec. 4 and 19.
Emerson Point, by the way, is located in Palmetto
on the west end of Snead Island and is reached by go-
ing west on 10th Street. When you cross the bridge to
the island, turn right on Tarpon Avenue, then left on
17th Street, which ends at the park.
Sarasota city commissioners will decide the fate of
a new 162-seat restaurant on City Island early next
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another restaurant in a dining-heavy town like Sarasota.
It's to be built on city-owned landand would be
operated by Mote Marine Laboratory at a cost of $1 per
year as a not-for-profit entity. Neighboring restaurateur
Old Salty Dog, also operated on city property, pays the
city better than $50,000 a year for its lease.
Mote officials have said there won't really be any
competition with its neighbors. The Mote restaurant
will only be open during lab and aquarium hours and
only open to Mote visitors, members and guests.
And in an effort to assuage the concerns of neigh-
bors, Mote officials have offered to set aside 7 percent
of net proceeds generated by food service in a trust
fund, proceeds from which would be distributed by the
city and Mote in the form of scholarships to needy stu-
dents in Mote programs.
The restaurant is part of a Mote expansion effort
that would include ground-level parking, a 10,000-
square-foot level for the restaurant and a multi-use fa-
cility, and a 10,000-square-foot third level for a con-
solidation of dolphin, sea turtle and manatee research
City commissioners are scheduled to decide the
matter Feb. 2.
GloFish go to court
It looks like a federal court will decide if neon-like
glow-in-the-dark fish will find their way into your
GloFish are genetically altered freshwater zebra
fish which, under a black light, glow reddish pink. The
fish are being bred at two fish farms in Hillsborough
The International Center for Technology Assess-
ment filed suit in federal court in the District of Colum-
bia to halt sale of the fish, according to the St. Peters-
The company that introduced the fish, Yorktown
Technologies of Austin, Texas, went before the U.S.
Food and Drug Administration last year for permission
to market the bright little critters. FDA officials said
that since the fish wouldn't be used as either a food or
a drug they were out of the agency's purview and
passed on the matter.
The suit seeks reconsideration on grounds that the
fish could cause problems if released in the wild.
Apparently the fish aren't big sellers. Despite the
name "GloFish," they don't really glow under ultravio-
let light, they just turn pink. And they cost about five
times what a regular zebra fish could cost.
There is more to red tides than dead fish washing
ashore on beaches and scratchy throats among
beachgoers. According to the Longboat Key-based
group Solutions To Avoid Red Tide, an average bloom
of up to four months duration can cause upwards of $20
million in lost revenue to the state. The economic im-
pact includes loss of bookings for shoreside rentals,
restaurants, shops and other "non-point" sources in
addition to the "point" loss of fish and shellfish sales,
plus charterboat reservations.
We'd love to hear your fish stories,
and pictures are welcome at The Islander.
Just give us a call at 778-7978
or stop by our office in the
Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach.
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THE ISLANDER 0 JAN. 21, 2004 0 PAGE 29
Cold water chills fishing; reds, grouper still good
By Capt. Mike Heistand
With water temperatures dropping into the 50s in
some spots, fishing has been slow in the past week. Try
and find water that is better than 62 degrees and you'll
find more fish.
Inshore action continues to be great for sheepshead
Offshore fishing features grouper and snapper,
with good catches coming from as close as 6 miles
from shore in the Gulf of Mexico.
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
wade fishers are doing well with catch-and-release
trout, with lots of 16- to 20-inch fish being caught.
Sheepshead action is in full swing off the piers and
bridges right now, while offshore action for snapper
seems to be the best bet.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he went out last Friday and did well with
redfish in Terra Ceia Bay using artificial lures like Mr.
Twisters and Exudes, plus he landed a few sheepshead
using shrimp as bait.
Capt. Larry McGuire of Show Me The Fish
Charters said he's found that gag grouper has
strengthened closer in, with hookups in about 65 feet
of water. He took Bob Bidwell and his party out to gags
to 15 pounds, plus limit-catches of mangrove snapper,
red grouper, scamp, amberjack and sea bass. With Dale
Blanchette, Dee Park, Brian Paulson, Bob and Chris
Soderholm, and Brian Soderholm, he caught a nice
catch of gag grouper to 15 pounds and sheepshead to
4 pounds on a 4-hour trip using sardines and-shrimp.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said off-
shore grouper and mangrove snapper fishing is excel-
lent right now on the days you can get out into the
Gulf, that is. Shrimp are a good bait to use to catch the
snapper, which are being reeled in from 6 to 20 miles
out. Inshore action for sheepshead, catch-and-release
Longboat Key resident Scottie Stoddard caught this 27-inch snook, left, while fishing with Capt Mike Heistand
of Holnes Beach, and later caught a 30-inch redfish with Capt. Mike, which was released.
trout and redfish are also good right now.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
there are lots of sheepshead around the railroad bridge
in the Manatee River, trout on the flats in Terra Ceia
Bay, and some mangrove snapper along the shipping
channels in Tampa Bay, with black drum being caught
in the cut.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business out of
Catchers Marina in Holmes Beach said he's catching
some redfish, but mostly he's been doing good with
catch-and-release trout, with some up to 20 inches.
The following tennis "aces" participated in the Cedars Holiday Tennis Camp held at the Cedars Tennis Club
on Longboat Key. Top row, left to right, Emma Haley, Gabriela Pender, Jen Tinnell, Andreas Pender, Noell
Neimann and Anthea Rokop. Bottom row, left to right, Zachary Even, Natasha Neimann, Matt Steiner, James
Steiner, Liz Steiner and Anna Volpe.
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He's finding that sheepshead fishing has slowed a bit
in the past week.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach out of Catchers said sheepshead and
reds are thick around the docks and made up most of
his catches last week, with some of the redfish coming
in at 27 inches in length.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide out of
Catchers said grouper fishing offshore is excellent right
now, with some reds and gags going better than 20
pounds. He also caught mangrove and lane snapper last
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said fishing is odd
right now: one day he'll do exceptionally well, then not
so good the next day. On his better days he's catching
lots of catch-and-release trout, redfish, pompano, snap-
per and a few snook.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said best bets for
pier anglers last week were sheepshead, black drum
and a few redfish, with sheepies seeming to hit the
hooks best in the mornings.
Cliff Alcorn at the Anna Maria City Pier said
sheepshead are coming on strong there, plus a few
small flounder and small snook at night.
On my boat Magic we have been catching sheep-
shead to nearly 5 pounds and lots of smaller ones, trout
to 18 inches, a few redfish and some pompano to 3
Good luck and good fishing.
Capt. Mike Heistand is a 20-year-plus fishing
guide. Call him at 779-9607 to provide fishing report.
Prints and digital images of your catch are also wel-
come and may be dropped off at The Islander, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, or e-mailed to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include identification for
persons in the picture along with information on the
catch and a name and phone number for more infor-
mation. Snapshots may be retrieved once they appear
in the paper.
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Island property sales
1325 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 220 Tortuga Al,
a motel conversion to condo, was sold 12/9/03,
Tortuga Partners to Naylor, for $250,000.
413 79th St., Holmes Beach, 2 Beachwalk
Townhomes 2, a 3bed/2.5bath/2car condo built in
2003, was sold 12/12/03, 79th St Dev to Cooney, for
$519,000; list $539,000.
4307 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach. 104 Cayman Cay
Villas, a 1,027 sfla/1, 123 sfur 2bed/2bath condo built
in 1974, was sold 12/11/03. Toth to Yandek, for
$245,000; list $265,000.
511 59th St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront 1,692
sfla/2,883 sfur 3bed/2.5bath/2car/pool home built in
1983 on a 105x115 lot, was sold 12/9/03, Hancock to
Jozefowicz, for $500,000; list $595,000.
5607 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a three-building,
six-unit residential rental complex on three platted lots
measuring 107x170, was sold 12/10/03, Asbury to
Carozel LLC, for $1,5.51,000; list $1,650,000.
5805 De Palmas, Holmes Beach, a 1,150 sfla/1,590
sfur 2bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1970 on a 50x101
lot, was sold 12/09/03, Toronto to Blue Cat LLC, for
$299,100; list $299,000.
6005 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 1.18 Playa
Encantada, a 1,01 1 sfla/1,179 sfur 2bed/2bath condo
built in 1980, was sold 12/10/03, Drushal to
McLaughjlin, for $339,000; list $339,900.
606 Dundee. Holmes Beach, a canalfront 1,464
sfla/2,200 sfur 3bed/2Il.iil/lcar/pool home built in
1967 on a 90x115 lot, was sold 12/11/03, Huelquist &
Cottbus to Willie R. Etheridge Seafood Co., for
$540,000; list $549,000.
6200 Flotilla, Holmes Beach, 316 Westbay Point
& Moorings, a 985 sfla/1377 sfur 2bed/2bath condo
built in 1979, was sold 12/12/03, Zeller to Flyge, for
$280,000; list $295,000.
7000 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach. 216 Tiffany Place,
a 1.212 sfla/1,420 sfur 2bed/2bath condo built in 1978,
was sold 12/9/03, Stevens to Field, for $940,000.
909 N. Shore Dr., Anna Maria, a bayfront 1,388
sfla/2,006 sfur 2bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1959 on
a 50x125 lot, was sold 12/9/03 (actually 12/1 but re-
corded 12/9), DePass to Imes. for $1,000,000: list
Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real
estate broker, 778-1222, exclusively for The Is-
lander. Island real estate transactions may be viewed
on the Web at islander.org. Copyright 2004.
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Shopping Center, Holmes Beach FL 34217 Information: 941-778-7978
Thanks for saying, "I saw it in The Islander!"
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Simplify Your Search!
Call anytime for a consultation.
Vacation Reztals & Property Managemezt
More than 35 Gulffront rentals to choose from.
Call us last! Best rates on the beach!
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2-Bedroom Condominiums 2 & 3-Bedroom Condominiums
One Week Minimum
Call For Rates and Availability
866-661-6622 or 778-8000
Canalfrontwith dock and
S1,424 sq.ft. living area,
2,654 sq.ft. under roof.
S 3BR/2BA, three-car ga-
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heated pool built in 1997
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S75-by-100-ft. lot, for sale
for $675,000, fully and
gorgeously furnished to
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Doug Dowling Realty
Phone & Fax: (941) 778-1222
Realtor, GRI, CRS
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Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(941) 778-6696 Office
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canalfront, sailboat depth, open floor plan, caged/heated pool
and move-in condition.
Vicki Gilbert 941-713-0195
Wedebrock Real Estate Company
Holmes Beach, Florida
Phone: 941-778-0700 Fax: 941-778-4794
Toll Free: 800-615-9930 www.wedebrock.com
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778-0123 or 705-0123
Every Sunday 12-3 PM 778-1098
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$599 COMPLETE COMPUTER: 2.0 GHz,
256MB, 40GB, Windows XP Home, keyboard,
speakers, mouse, 17-inch CRT, one-year war-
MATTRESSES AND SPRINGS: Twin, King Koil,
pillow top. $100. call 778-0256.
BEDROOM SET: solid oak in a stateroom style
by National of Mt. Airy. Eight pieces with king-
size headboard, but no beds, $1,400. 792-
ISLAND PLAYER'S PECAN SALE: Mammoth
halves! New crop. Holiday bags $6.95 lb.,
chocolate covered $7.95 lb. Now available at
SunCoast Real Estate and The Islander news-
paper located in the Island Shopping Center,
Holmes Beach. Proceeds benefit the Island
Players. For information call: 779-0202.
FREE DELIVERY: SEAFOOD to go. Shrimp,
crabs, native fish. Delivered to your door. Call
James Lee, 795-1112 or 704-8421.
BINGO! Annie Silvers Community Center. Every
Thursday, through April 1, 7pm. Everyone wel-
come. Corner of Avenue C and 23rd Street,
LOOKING FOR A GOOD DEAL? You can read
Wednesday's classified at noon on Tuesday at
www.islander.org. And it's FREE!
ART ON LOCATION presents Watercolor on the
Water. Morning session (9:30am-12:30pm) or
evening session (3-6pm). Your class includes the
following: quality art instruction, all art materials,
photo shoot, mailing of photography, lunch (12:30-
2pm) or dinner (6-8pm). $189 includes all of the
above; $169 does not include meal. Individual or
group classes are available on a daily basis. Call for
convenient locations in your area, 951-1566.
AMI KIWANIS CLUB fruit orders benefit Island chil-
dren. Order delicious oranges and grapefruit pack-
ages for shipment to friends and family from mem-
ber Rich Bohnenberger, 778-0355. Honeybell tan-
gelos crop, mature now!
LONGBOAT KEY HISTORY "From Calusas to
Condominiums" by Ralph B. Hunter. Signed cop-
ies available at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. 778-7978.
ROSER THRIFT SHOP Open Tuesday, Thurs-
day, Friday, 9:30am-2pm, Saturday 9-noon. Al-
ways 50 percent off sales rack. 511 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria. 779-2733.
GIGANTIC SALE! Wrought-iron, glass-top
table with four chairs 40 percent off; select gifts
and antiques 25-50 percent off; sterling jewelry
50 percent off; ice cream parlor set 40 percent
off; select vintage and costume jewelry 40-70
percent off. Niki's Gifts and Antiques Mall,
5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Open 7 days,
YARD SALE SATURDAY, Jan. 24, 9am-1pm.
TV. windsurfer, piano, scanner, color printer,
linen, clothing, pictures, other items. 505 70th
St., Holmes Beach.
9VI7& iWea1 &,tate, Q(.
SALES & RENTALS
419 Pine Ave., Anna Maria FL 34216 PO Box 2150 (941) 778-2291
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294
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Thi, beauhfull, p.:- varied an,3 ,-:,- ..
rated townhouse is located one snort
block to the beach and offers countless
amenities, including soaring vaulted \
ceilings with fans, radius walls, glass blocks, mirrored bar and wine rack, Corian
countertops, white-lacquered cabinetry, Jacuzzi tub, walk-in closet, etched-glass mural,
central vacuum system, cultured marble showers and raised vanities for sinks, skylights
and beveled glass mirrors. Priced at $595,000.
BROCHURE Visit our Web site at www.betsyhills.com
SimplyL the ."e.
6400 Gulf Drive
All Gulfront High Speed Elevators Security Gates Burglar Alarms
From 2,160 Sq. Ft. to 4,200 Sq. Ft.
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Anna Maria's Newest Luxury G;ulffront 6:',,,",.,
All Gulfront High Speed Elevators Security Gates Burglar Alarms
All Units Enclosed Garages Pool with Spa o, High Ceilings
From 2,160 Sq. Ft. to 4,200 Sq. Ft.
Ida lit 5500 Marina Drive
COMING SOON! Two beautiful new 3BR/2BA homes at 306 56th St.
Preconstruction pricing starting at $495,000.
Under construction. New 3BR/2.5BA family room with fireplace, beautiful
cherry cabinets with granite countertops. Lots of upgrades.
2205 88th St. Ct. NW. $396,900.
Only two new homes remaining at popular Heron's Watch subdivision. On
86th St. W. Just minutes to the beach. Starting at $208,500.
Greg Oberhofer, 720-0932
Looking for Just One More Nice Family
for a Great New Little Neighborhood
Just one unit left in a brand new,
direct Gulffront, three-unit condominium
at 3716 Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach
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* 10-ft. ceilings
* Many, many special features
. Luxury Amenities: Private elevator, heated pool and spa, gas grill, two
enclosed garage spaces.
Panoramic Gultviews Must see to tully appreciate
Call Pat McConnell
778-7845 or(863) 698-4401
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LOST: "Yoda," 3-year-old male kitty. Gray and
black combination. Raccoon-like coat with tiger-
like face and tail. Vicinity of north Anna Maria Is-
land. Reward. Call 778-6000.
LOST: FEMALE KITTEN, brown tiger, wearing
red collar. Last seen at Publix, Jan. 9. Answers to
Kee-Kee. Please call 778-3713.
CRITTER SITTER nine years in pet care. 24
years as an Island resident. Lots of TLC for your
beloved pets with in-home visits. 778-6000.
1990 ECONOLINE 150 VAN, cold air condition-
ing, has towing package. Ready for travel. Runs
great. $2,500, or best offer. 795-1111.
BOAT/TRAILER STORAGE/DOCKAGE, Vaca-
tion or long term. Private ramp, wash-down ar-
eas. Minutes to Intracoastal, Gulf, restaurants,
bait. Capt. John's Marina. 792-2620. Bottom
14-FT. 1958 STARCRAFT aluminum boat 5.5-
hp 1958 Evinrude. Trailer, with canvas cover,
three new tires, new bearings. Pristine. $1,800.
Michigan boat, never touched saltwater. Call
FISHING FOR a good deal? Find great deals on
wheels and everything else in The Islander,
778-7978. The best news on Anna Maria since
1992. Check us out.
2000 GRADY WHITE 248. Many extras, cuddy
cabin, 2000 250-hp Yamaha. Call Catcher's
EGMONT EXPRESS CHARTERS: Seek out se-
cret water paradise. Sunsets, back water,
Egmont or custom trips. See dolphins and mana-
tees. Call 778-7459 or 720-5470.
LET'S GO FISHING! Call Capt. Mike Heistand on
the charter boat "Magic." Full or half day backwa-
ter fishing. USCG licensed. Ice, bait, tackle pro-
BABY-SITTING AND PET-SITTING My name is
Sarah, I am 15-years old. Hourly charge: $5/
child or $3/pet, $2.50/hour for each additional
pet or child. Please call 778-7622, 778-7611 or
CHILD SITTER AND PET SITTER. Seventh-
grade male looking for a job. Available after
school and weekends. Call Zachary, 779-9783.
NEED A CHILD or pet sitter? Call one number
and get connected to three wonderful sitters! Tif-
fany, Kari, Holly. 778-3275 or 779-0793.
ISLAND SPORTS BAR: All-year clientele. Beer/
wine, good lease, smoking OK. $85,000. Call
Longview Realty, 383-6112.
REAL ESTATE: Tired of paying office fees? Two
experienced agents needed for fast paced, high
traffic Island office. Top splits, sign-on bonus. Call
Wedebrock Real Estate today! "Personalized, not
Franchised". Call Joe Pickett, 383-5543.
DON'T FORGET! The Islander has "mullet" T-
shirts. Stop in our office at 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach or order on-line www.islander.org.
PART-TIME NANNY/housekeeper for three
small children in northwest Bradenton. Three
days per week. References and experience
required, nonsmoker. 518-9973.
HELP WANTED: Apply for all positions at Ooh
La La Bistro, 5406 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, or call Chef Damon or Jon, 778-5320.
JOURNALIST: Part-time reporter sought for city
beat and features writing by The Islander. Must
have journalism education, experience or back-
ground relevant to government reporting. E-
mail resumes to email@example.com, fax 778-
9392 or mail/deliver to office, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like
to meet interesting people from around the
world? Are you interested in learning the history
of Anna Maria Island? Get involved with the
Anna Maria Island Historical Museum, 402 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria. We need you! Call 778-0492.
THE TINGLEY MEMORIAL Library in
Bradenton Beach is looking for volunteers.
Duties include checking books in and out,
reshelving and generally assisting library pa-
trons. It's fun, give it a try! Anyone interested in
our friendly community library should call
Eveann Adams, 779-1208.
MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, cabbage
palms, patio gardens, trimming, clean-up,
edgings, more. Hard-working and responsible.
Excellent references. Edward 778-3222.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Car Service. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.
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11 S L A -N DER CW LASS I F UIH E
COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your
computer misbehaving? Certified computer ser-
vice and private lessons. Special $25 per hour-
free advice. 545-7508.
ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING for great re-
sults, wash away mildew, dirt and salt. Thorough,
reasonable and reliable. Free estimates, licensed
and insured. 778-0944.
K.A.S. CLEANING LLC: Employee owned, ser-
vicing private homes, condos, rentals and sea-
sonal homes. Concierge services and home
watch. Bonded, insured. 792-6660.
STEVE'S REMODELING & Repair: Chicago con-
tractor for 30 years. Affordable and dependable
service. Please call 795-1968.
TILE AND MOSAIC custom installation, 20 years
experience. References available. For a reason-
able price call Sebastian, 704-6719.
LOOKING FOR A GOOD DEAL? You can read
Wednesday's classified at noon on Tuesday at
www.islander.org. And it's FREE! The best news
on Anna Maria since 1992.
TREE SERVICE: Topping, trimming, removals.
Palm trimming. 15 years locally working on Anna
Maria. Phil Brewer, 545-4770.
CHECK US OUT! www.islander.org
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THE WATERSIDE a tastefully updated Bay Palms 3BR/2BA, split-plan
home. Upgrades include Conan countertops, custom cabinets,
new appliances and Mexican tile. Perfect for entertaining or relax-
ing, the open living area offers lovely waterfront views. Enter onto
a spacious screened lanai through sliding glass doors. A contem-
porary deck and heated pool overlook the canal.Fish from the dock
in the privacy of tropical landscaping. Asking $695,000.
For your personal showing
Call Liz Codola ri>NCA
8 -Real Estate, Inc
S 310 Pine Avenue P.O Box 1299 Anna Maria, FL 34216
Office 779-0304 Fax 779-0308 Toll Free 866-779-0304
FRANK'S HAULING SCRAP-Metal business. Is-
land resident, reasonable rates. Please call at
CONNECT-ICON Your local computer specialist.
Experienced certified technician for communica-
tion electronics offers wireless and cable net-
works, upgrades, maintenance, repairs, tutoring
and training. Call Robert at 778-3620.
BENNETT'S APPLIANCE/AC and Household
Service. Service all brands, eighteen years expe-
rience. All repairs warranteed. Call 746-8984, cell
COMPUTER SERVICE and repair. Training, main-
tenance, virus and Spyware protection. Island na-
tive. Web site: www.matrixPConline.com.Call John
Baird with Matrix PC, 708-6541.
MR. BILL'S HOME REPAIR/maintenance ser-
vice. Over 30 years experience, self-employed in
construction trades. "I'm handy to have around."
JACK OF ALL trades. Lawn care, home repair,
painting, cleaning. No job too small. Call Scott,
720-4873 or 778-4425.
NOTARY PUBLIC: Civil marriages and renewal
of wedding vows, sunset beach setting or wher-
ever. Norman R. Veenstra, 778-5834.
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in mortgages is right in
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KD'S "DUST FREE" Cleaning Service. Rentals,
seasonals, move-in, move-out. Condos, apart-
ments and homes. Experienced and insured.
Free estimates. Call 729-3030.
CLEANINGS-R-JOB: Will clean your resi-
dence, office, rental or new construction. Island
resident of 36 years. No job too big! Please
I DON'T CUT corners, I clean corners. Afford-
able, dependable cleaning. Chamberlain Pro-
fessional Cleaning, 779-1128. References
YOU'VE CALLED the rest now call the best. 10
percent discount for new customers. Call "We
Clean." Ellen 779-2422, or Lolly 761-2800.
HOUSE CLEANING Bi-weekly, 12 years expe-
rience. Outstanding Island references. Call
AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION: Fast service,
new vehicles, best prices. Fully permitted at all
airports. Call 779-0043.
CLEANING WITH "TENDER loving care." Residen-
tial experts. We pay attention to every detail. You will
not be disappointed. 795-2502 or 737-5797.
MUSIC LESSONS! Flute, saxophone, clarinet. Be-
ginning to advanced. Contact Koko Ray, 792-0160.
FOR SALE: THREE UNITS, tropically
landscaped on oversized lot. This two-
story, recently renovated triplex is a
great Island investment. Two units
fully furnished for seasonal or annual
tenants. Upstairs 2BR unit has vaulted
ceilings and porches on three sides.
Plenty of room to add a pool. Only
one block to the beach! $449,000
?" Paul T. Collins
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5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 / 800-741-3772
Web site: www.smithrealtors.com
* 3BR/2BA residence on canal. Sun deck. 1.5 blocks
from the beaches.
* Elevated duplex, 3BR/2BA, three-car garage.
* Elevated duplex, 3BR/2BA, one-car garage, heated pool,
one block from the beach. Jan., March and April.
* Martinique North Condo 2BR/2BA, heated pool.
* Key Royal 2BR/2BA + den residence. Heated pool. On
canal. Available Jan. and April.
* Residence, 2BR/2BA, one-car garage, one house from
* Condo 2BR/1BA, heated pools, on the beach, three-
* 1 BR/1 BA elevated duplex. Oct.-Dec.
* 3BR/2BA single family. Heated pool. Across from beach
* 2BR/1 BA condo. Three month minimum. Imperial House.
Just Before The Bridge: Perico Bay Club
in gated community. Heated pool, tennis court.
* 2BR/2BA villa, lake view, two month minimum.
* 3BR/2BA residence on canal. Heated pool.
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BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED 3BR/3BA canalfront home.
Interior designed by Eatman & Smith for comfortable enter-
taining from elegant to casual. Quality abounds from the
gourmet kitchen with custom-built beaded beech cabinets
to the outdoor room with an impressive red brick grilling sta-
tion. Relax in style in the caged pool with a built-in hot tub,
play shuffle board or enjoy your boat on a new 12,000-lb.
boat lift. Broker/owner. $735,000.
BEAUTIFUL BAY PALMS 3BR/2.5BA canalfront home re-
cently updated to include a coral-appointed remote-con-
trolled gas fireplace, new windows, pavers, boat hoist and
more. Enjoy luxury living in this single-level executive
ranch-style home with more than 2,650 sq. ft. of living area.
1BR/1BA, 2BR/1BA DUPLEX located very close to AMI
Community Center. Loads of potential on a street with active
property improvements under way. $379,900.
314 Pine Avenue Anna Maria
(941) 779-0732 Toll Free: (866) 779-0732
Storage Units Available!
An immaculate home, just steps to fabulous
Bean Point on the very tip of Anna Maria.
Impeccably maintained, this elevated home
features a casual floor plan with completely
enclosed garage and workshop. Large lot
with plenty of room for a pool or future expan-
sion. A top floor addition would have nice
water views. Don't miss this great home or
perfect weekend getaway. Offered at
OF ANNA MARIA
9906 Gulf Drive 941 778-0455
Anna Maria www.greenreal.com
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BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrig-
eration. Commercial and residential service, re-
pair and/or replacement. Serving Manatee
County and the Island since 1987. For depend-
able, honest and personalized service, call Will-
iam Eller, 795-7411. RA005052.
ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional
creates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding!
NADIA'S EUROSAGE Relaxing, healing mas-
sage in the comfort of your home. Call today for
an appointment, 795-0887. MA#0017550.
PIANO AND KEYBOARD lessons. Call Jack
SEWING: Get your sewing alterations done fast
and reliably. Hems, zippers, sleeves, waistlines.
cushions, etc. Reasonably priced. Call Jenifer
AUTO DETAILING BY HAND Spotless inside
and out. I can save you time and money. Island
resident, references. For pricing call 713-5967.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING and Lawn Mainte-
nance. Residential and commercial. Full-service
lawn maintenance, cleanup, tree trimming, haul-
ing, Xeriscape. Island resident. Excellent refer-
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair.
If it is broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Se-
nior discount. Call 778-2581 or 962-6238.
KARAZ LANDSCAPE Lawn Service. Mulch,
clean-ups, power washing, tree trimming and
more. City of Anna Maria resident. Cell
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, haul-
ing, cleanup. Island resident 25 years. Call
CLOUD 9 LANDSCAPING Services: Quality lawn
maintenance, landscape cleanup, plantings, prun-
ing, shell and more! Insured, referenced, free esti-
mates. Call 778-2335 or 284-1568.
BAREFOOT LAWNS & GARDENS Providing the
total TLC for your landscaping requirements.
Lawns, trees, shrubs, container gardens and gar-
dens. Design, installation and service. Call 730-
5318 for free consultation.
PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and in-
stallation. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and
trees. Irrigation. Everything Under the Sun Gar-
den Centre. 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPING. installa-
tions, clean-ups, pruning, irrigation, trees, edg-
ing, rip-rap, mulch, rock, patios, shell, seawall fill.
Reliable and insured. 727-5066.
SHELL DELIVERED and spread. $30/yard.
Hauling: all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with
free estimates. Call Larry at 795-7775, "shell
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, in-
terior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Is-
land references. Dan or Bill, 795-5100
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodel-
ing contractors. In-house plan designs. State li-
censed and insured. Many Island references.
778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place
classified ads and subscribe on line with our se-
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INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free es-
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experience to handle your real estole necos.
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PO Box 1789 401-B Pine Avenue Anna Maria, FL 34216
941.778.4847 toll free 1.800.772.3235
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CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island
service since 1975. Repairs and new construc-
tion. Free estimates, no overtime charges. Now
certifying back flow at water meters.
(FL#RF0038118) 778-3924 or 778-4461.
OVER THIRTY YEARS craftsman experience.
Interior, exterior, doors, stairs, windows and trim.
Dan Michael, master carpenter. Call cell 778-
6898 or cell, 518-3316.
TILE TILE TILE. All variations of ceramic tile
supplied' and installed. Quality workmanship,
prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call
KEVIN GRIFFITHS' ISLAND Paint Interior/exte-
rior painting, pressure washing and wallpaper.
For prompt, reliable service at reasonable rates,
call 704-7115 or 778-2996. Mom/son team.
ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remod-
eling, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens,
baths. Free estimates. Lic#CGC061519,
#CCC057977, #PE0020374. Insured. Accepting
25 YEARS EXPERIENCE, highly skilled, de-
pendable restoration/renovation expert, carpen-
ter, fine finishing contractor. Kitchen/bathroom
specialist. Repairs, painting. Paul Beauregard,
KEN & TINA DBA Griffin's Home improvementss
Inc. Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops, cabi-
nets and shutters. Insured and licensed, 748-4711.
TILE, CARPET, LAMINATE supplied and in-
stalled. Why pay retail? Island resident, many
references. Free estimates, prompt service.
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BIMINI BAY 6BR/6BA
Bayfront home. Great views.
deep water, pool and spa.
INVESTORS: Island duplex
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PERIDIA GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB Lakefront and golf course view,
3BR/2BA. Especially well-maintained $239,500
4 UNITS-ANNA MARIA- Some bayview one 2BR, three 1BR, room
for pool, large courtyard. $870,000
CAYMAN CAY 2BR/2BA Across from white sand beaches. Ground
floor, private courtyard opens onto heated pool/gazebo area. Turnkey
furnished. Well maintained. $299,000.
GULF BEACH PLACE 2BR/2BA, turnkey, beautifully updated, roof/
sundeck with panoramic views. $399,000.
5400 GULFRONT 1BR/1 BA turnkey furnished $275,000.
5400 GULFRONT 2BR/1.5BA poolview $310.000.
VACATION, SEASONAL & ANNUAL RENTALS
GULF BEACH 2BR/2BA, view, pool, beautiful vacation spot.
MARTINQUE Gulffront 2BR/2BA, pool, tennis. elevators.
5400 GULFFRONT complex. 1 and 2BRs, pool.
BEACHFRONT 3BR/2BA home, tastefully decorated.
CAYMAN CAY 2BR/2BA, pool, gazebo across from beach.
CANAL/POOL 3BR/2BA home.
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
$179,000 FLAMINGO BY THE BAY Waterfront
2BR/1.5BA condo with enclosed lanai overlook-
ing deep- water canal.
$184,900 TOWNHOUSES IN THE
CAY Turnkey furnished 2BR/
1.5BA. Deep-water canal to Palma
SSola Bay. Boat dock. Heated Pool.
S$425,000 BUILD YOUR ISLAND
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available in Holmes Beach!
6016 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton
(941) 751-1155 (800) 778-8448
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GULFVIEW CONDO No detail over-
looked in this delightful end unit in Sea
Pirate condos. Totally updated and
professionally decorated. Spectacular
views, easy beach access and a pool.
Turnkey furnished and ready to move
in! $326,400. Call todayfora viewing.
Don't be afraid to make an offer.
Ground-level duplex in Anna
Maria City. Beautiful large yard,
close to pier. 2BR/IBA each
side. Lots of renovations includ-
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Adorable Island Cottage
Only steps to the beach. Build
up for gulf views. Great In-
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Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK
Web site: www.smithrealtors.com
WESTBAY COVE Don't miss this
beautiful 2BR/2BAground level, poolside
end unit. Recently tiled throughout and
S' new bedroom carpet. New end windows,
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the street from beach access. $745,000.
Call Larry Albert 725-1074.
REAL ESTATE LLC
2BR/2BA, ground-floor, turnkey-furnishcd end unit.
Community pool and clubhouse. Water view. Close to
beaches and shopping. $189,900.
SUN PLAZA WEST
2BR/2BA turnkey furnished condo. Beachfront complex,
breakfast bar, kitchen with dome ceiling, elevator, tennis,
heated pool, carport, balcony, storage, very good rental,
walk to stores and restaurants. $425,000.
2BR/2BA villa in s .V'(n quiet cul-
de-sac wit Sa\e iassed-in porch and bal-
cony. Clos arage. $239,900.
2BR/2BA plus den. Furnished open plan with fireplace.
On sailboat water with large deeded boat dock. Heated
pool, carport, short drive to beach. $329,900.
KEY ROYALE POOL HOME
3BR/3BA spacious waterfront home with heated pool and
spa, large master suite, turnkey furnished, Italian tile and
carpet, cat-in kitchen, two-car garage. Deep-water canal
and direct access to Intracoastal Waterway. $776,000.
3BR/2BA waterfront home. Room for pool or to expand.
On deep-water canal with direct access to Tampa Bay.
Large backyard with view down canal to Bimini Bay.
From $700 / month
Condos/Homes: $500 week / $1,000 month
779-0202 (800) 732-6434
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GULFSANDS Gulffront condo corner unit. Completely up-
graded, tile floor throughout, new furniture throughout.
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SPINNAKERS Perfect little rental compound in Holmes
Beach just one block to the beach. Four turnkey furnished
units in impeccable condition with lush tropical landscaping
and a brand new free-form pool. $875,000.
CANAL FRONT CONDO Lovely 2BR/1BA canalfront
unit with waterviews. Offers boat dock, open porch and
some furnishings. $279,000.
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BEST BUY ON ISLAND Totally renovated, bright and
immaculate 1BR/1BA villa on a quiet dead-end street.
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GULF FRONT MOTEL Ten unit beach front motel. 130-
foot Gulf frontage. Large inground spa. $3,500,000
COMMERCIAL Located in the historic district of
Bradenton Beach, this ground-level block building is 100-
ft. to the bay with commercial zoning. The 50-by-100-
ft. lot has lots of possibilities. $475,000.
75+ Gulffront rental units with hun-
dreds more just steps from the beach.
3101 GULF DRIVE HOLMES BEACH
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HOME REPAIRS & IMPROVEMENTS Carpen-
try, painting, sheetrock, popcorn, doors, bi-folds,
trim, moldings kitchen remodeling, general re-
pairs. Decks, hardwood floors. Homes, rentals.
A.J. Winters, 713-1951.
MASON: 27 YEARS of experience. All masonry
work and repair. Cinderblock work, brick work,
glass block work, paver and brick driveways. Call
Chris, 795-3034. Lic.#104776. Insured.
MORENO MARBLE & TILE Installation and res-
toration. Quality work. Over 20 years experience.
Insured. Call Javier at 685-5163 or 795-6615.
PAUL SUTHERLAND CARPENTRY and More:
Residential and commercial. No job too small. 35
years experience and prompt dependable ser-
vice. Call 792-4645.
CARL V. JOHNSON JR. Building contractor. New
homes, additions, renovations. Quality work and
fair prices. Call 795-1947. Lic#RR0066450.
WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more.
Lifetime warranty. Call Keith Barnett for a free in-
home consultation. Island references, 15 years
experience. 778-3526 or 730-0516.
WATERFRONT KEY WEST-style home, north
Anna Maria Island, annual, $1,500/month, or sea-
sonal, $2,500/month. Bayfront cottages also
available with docks from $1,500/month, $500/
week. Call 794-5980, or www.divefish.com.
WINTER, SPRING, SUMMER rentals available
weekly, monthly, seasonal. Wedebrock Real Es-
tate Co., 778-6665 or (800) 749-6665.
VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across
from beautiful beach, $375 to $500/week. Winter
and spring dates available. Almost Beach Apart-
VACATION & SEASONAL Private beach, some
locations. Units are complete. Rates seasonally
adjusted. $375-$975/week, $975-$2,975/
month. (800) 977-0803 or 737-1121.
RENTALS RENT FAST advertised in The Islander.
ANNUAL RENTALS: Large 2BR/2BA, Florida
room, carport, tile floors, washer/dryer hookup,
close to beach, $950/month; 2BR/2BA nice du-
plex apartment, $725/month; 1BR/1BA duplex
apartment, $650/month. Dolores M. Baker Re-
NEW LISTING First-time rental, fully furnished
villa in beautiful Mt. Vernon, near beaches, on
'canal, lake view front. 2BR/2BA, enclosed lanai,
carport, clubhouse with numerous activities,
heated pool, Jacuzzi, tennis, no pets, non-smok-
ing, age 55-plus, minimum three months, peak
season, $2,400/month, annual $1,500/month.
NORTH SHORE DRIVE beachfront. Four spa-
cious 3BR/2BA homes with all conveniences.
Now booking for this season. Please call (813)
752-4235, or view Web site:
HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL 2BR/2BA,
washer/dryer, pool, nicely furnished, ground floor.
Available April plus. Call 778-9576.
DUPLEX 2BR/2BA 2411 Avenue C, Bradenton
Beach. Carport below with storage room, $800/
OFFICE OR TWO-chair hair salon for rent. 112
52nd St., Holmes Beach. $475/month. 746-8666.
2BR/1BA unfurnished annual Gulfview. $850/
month. Call 778-0292 or 650-3552.
KING BEDROOM efficiency for rent. Short-term
only. Night, weekend, weekly. Private entrance,
private deck. Nonsmoking, close to beach. Call
778-3433 or 773-0010.
VACATION RENTAL Charming 1BR/1BA, fully
furnished, across from white sandy beach. Call
ANNUAL RENTALS: 2BR apartment, one house
to beach, $925/month; 2BR apartment, Anna
Maria, $780/month; 3BR home, $995/month. Call
Fran Maxon Real Estate, 778-2307.
SEASONAL RENTAL AVAILABLE March 1.1 BR
waterfront apartment on north end of Anna Maria.
$1,750/month. Call 778-5445.
150 STEPS to Gulf. Seasonal 2BR/2BA immacu-
late ground-level home. Nonsmoking, no pets.
Call (813) 961-6992 or
ghowcrof @ tampabay.rr.com.
ANNUAL SPACIOUS 2BR/1 BA covered parking,
laundry, bay view, steps to Gulf. $895/month,
plus electric. Call 778-5412.
GULFVIEW: NORTH SHORE Drive, 2BR/2BA,
ground level, available now thru May. Fully fur-
nished, $2,000/month, includes utilities. 863)
581-4206, (813) 935-0694, (813) 933-8697, or e-
VACATION, SEASONAL Anna Maria Gulffront
apartments. Lovely 2 and 3BR units, fully
equipped, porch, sundeck, tropical setting. Call
BEACHFRONT: NORTH SHORE Drive, Anna
Maria. Where the Gulf meets the bay. Ground
level, all view beachfront home. Large 2BR/2BA,
sleeps six. Tastefully redone. All you need is
here. 3,500/month. Call Tom, (559) 760-1331.
2BR/1 BA TOTALLY renovated duplex with un-
dercover parking, storage area, washer/dryer.
Steps to Gulf and bay. 2516-E Avenue B in
Bradenton Beach. $850/month. (813) 300-8543.
ANNUAL RENTAL Holmes Beach, 2BR/2BA, ga-
rage, washer/dryer, dishwasher. 308 63rd St.
$950/month, plus utilities. Call 737-1121.
PERICO BAY CLUB, 3BR/2BA furnished condo,
water view, heated pool, spa, tennis, two miles to
beach. Seasonal or annual. http://
PericoBayClub.html or call (772) 713-4147.
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SEASONAL RENTALS from $1,500/month. An-
nual rentals: 7104 Marina, 3BR/2BA house, pool,
pet OK, $1,500/month; 517 72nd St., 3BR/2BA
house, dock, pet OK, $1,500/month; 2405 Av-
enue B, 2BR/2BA duplex on stilts, pet OK, $900/
month; Perico Bay Club 2BR/2BA villa, two-car
garage, $1,100/month; Wildewood Springs/
Bradenton, 2BR/2BA condo, pool, $750/month.
SunCoast Real Estate, 779-0202.
ANNUAL OR SEASONAL Totally remodeled 2BR
townhouses almost on the beach. Back and front
patios. Boat parking. Annual $1,150/month, sea-
sonal $2,500/month or $750/week. Call 778-4548.
ANNUAL 1BR/1 BA, $550/month. No pets, one per-
son, nonsmoking. Furnished. Available Feb. 1. Call
778-6511 after 6pm.
2BR/2BA CONDO, waterfront, furnished, in-
cludes utilities. Enclosed parking, secure en-
trance. $1,450/month. Call 737-7121.
HOLMES BEACH newly refurbished, elevated
duplex. 2BR/2BA, light/bright, washer/dryer,
screened lanai. Annual lease, Feb. 1. $850/
month. Call 228-7878.
LATE CANCELLATIONS February and April.
Available now 2BR/2BA turnkey condos at
Westbay Cove and Westbay Point and Moor-
ings. Heated pool, tennis. Old Florida Realty Co.,
778-3377 or Sharon Annis, 778-3730.
WESTBAY POINT: Finest waterfront unit and
view! 2BR/2BA, corner unit, furnished. Available
February, March, April. Call (818) 620-3543.
ON THE BEACH new, 2BA/2BA weekly/monthly,
Bradenton Beach 778-3618 or www.linger-
CANCELLATION DUE to illness. Direct Gulffront
condo, newly furnished, 3BR/2BA, heated pool,
Jacuzzi, tennis. Available February-March. 794-
8877 or 730-5393.
ANNUAL PERICO BAY Club, Grand Cayman.
2BR/2BA, plus den lagoon front with views of
estuary and bay. Ceramic tile throughout, com-
pletely updated. $1,250/month. T. Dolly Young
Real Estate, 778-0807.
SEASONAL: Nicely furnished 2BR/1 BA, canalfront,
dock, duplex. Three-month minimum. $1,950/
month. No pets. Call, 778-8436 or 778-5793.
SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals.
1 BR/1 BA or 2BR/1 BA with pool. Walk to beach,
shopping and restaurants. 778-3875.
GULF AND BAY VIEWS, pool by bay.
Bradenton Beach, 2BR/1.5BA, immaculate,
two-month minimum. $2,000/month. Nonsmok-
ing. #31 Bayview Terrace. Call 358-8851.
BAYFRONT: Very clean, very nice, unfurnished
2BR/2BA, second-floor duplex overlooks
Tampa Bay on Bay Boulevard with rear canal
access. Front and rear porch, garage and stor-
age. Available now, $1,000/month. Nonsmok-
ing, no pets. First, last and security required.
ANNUAL RENTALS: Excellent values. 1BR
duplex, one block to Gulf, $680/month in-
cludes most utilities; 2BR/2BA elevated du-
plex with large outside storage, $840/month;
2BR/1 BA duplexes priced from $760-$1,000/
month. Call Island Real Estate for great move-
in specials, 778-6066.
ANNA MARIA NORTH END tastefully fur-
nished, one minute to gorgeous beach, 2BR/
2BA, sleeps six, elevated deck, barbecue, full
amenities. $1,200/week, $3,000/month (508)
STEPS TO BEACH! Gorgeous furnished and
spacious two-room apartments. Anna Maria Is-
land, seasonal rentals. $550/week, $1,900
month. Call 778-1098. Pets welcome!
VERY CUTE! 1BR/BA, annual rental, historic
Bradenton Beach. One block to beach and bay!
Recently renovated. Live in paradise. Nonsmok-
ing, no pets preferred. $700/month. Call now,
VACATION RENTAL: 1BR/1BA duplex, three
short blocks to beach. Phone, premium cable
TV, microwave, washer/dryer, sleeps four.
$1,800/month, $550/week. Call 807-5627 or e-
SEASONAL VACATION rentals available
now: Palma Sola townhouse, 2BR, heated
pool and boat slip, $2,500/month; Tara Golf
Club villa with heated pool and golf course,
$2,700/month. Available March only:
Longboat Village 2BR bungalow. Near bay
and restaurants, $2,700/month: Perico Bay
villa, heated pool, tennis, $2.500/month. Call
Real Estate Mart, 756-1090.
PROFESSOR AND WIFE seek six-week
rental, Feb. 1-March 15, with water view, 2BR/
2BA in Anna Maria or Longboat Key. Non-
smoking, no pets. Offering $2,500/inclusive.
References. Call 778-3747.
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4BR/3BA POOL HOME in northwest Bradenton.
Room for boat or RV. $900/week, $2,200/month.
VACATION HOUSE RENTAL: Jan. 17-Feb. 28.
Waterfront, heated pool, last-minute cancella-
tion. Call 778-7414.
EL CONQUISTADOR inches from PGA course.
Heated pool, washer/dryer, sunset view over
courts, clubhouse, Sarasota Bay. 2BR/2BA, fur-
nished. Available February, March, or annually.
Call 750-0648 or 302-1970.
SEASONAL RENTALS: 2BR/2BA villas,
washer/dryer, screened porch, carport,
groundlevel. $2,000-$2,500/month. Call Marina
Pointe Realty Co., 779-0732 or (866) 779-0732.
LAST MINUTE AVAILABILITY! Cheerful 1BR
duplex, $1,500. 2BR and 3BR homes, west of
Gulf Drive from $2,100. Call Duncan Real Es-
ANNUAL 3BR/3BA two-car garage home on pri-
vate saltwater canal with dock and lift. Estuary
views. Two minutes to bay/beach. San Remo
Shores subdivision, water/garbage paid, $1,400/
month. No pets, nonsmoking. Call 798-9765 or
ANNUAL RENTALS 2BR/2BA half duplex, el-
evated, $750/month; 3BR/2BA, direct bayfront
home with heated pool. $3,000/month. Call
Betsy Hills Real Estate, P.A., 778-2291.
TWO LUXURY VACATION villas built 2000,
across the road from public beach in Holmes
Beach. Each villa is 3BR/3BA and each have
their own pools. For details, contact Steve,
SELL IT FAST in The Islander.
KEY ROYALE CANALFRONT gem for sale. 3BR/
3BA, 3,000 sq.ft. under roof, completely updated
kitchen with Corian and KitchenAid appliances,
updated plumbing and A/C, large pool, new Trex
dock with 10,000-lb. boat lift and Waverunner lift.
Travertine marble bath with walk-in shower and two-
seater Jacuzzi. Large lot (100 by 140 feet), newer
seawall. $750,000. Call 730-1086 or 704-7336.
HARBOUR LANDINGS: Lot and dock. Beautiful
12,100 sq.ft. homesite offered by owner/Realtor.
Gated community in Cortez. $265,000 includes
dock for boat up to 35-feet Longview Realty, 383-
6112, or George Noble, 685-3372.
JIMMY BUFFET SINGING on the stereo and
margaritas on the dock, just add salt. Seawall and
dock on deepwater canal. 3BR/2BA with granite
counter tops. New roof, water heater, kitchen,
plumbing, electrical and flooring. Tile throughout.
Fully furnished and professionally decorated. Just
bring your toothbrush. Ready in mid-January.
$700,000. Call Vicky, 708-0513.
LONGBOAT KEY: Premium turnkey ground-floor
2BR/2BA condo with garden patio, amenities in-
clude deeded beach, pool, docking, clubhouse
and more. $279,000. Call 383-3751.
205 SOUTH BAY DRIVE. Beautiful
uncompromised water views of the Sunshine
Skyway and bay. Vacant lot 50 x 200 ready for
custom home or purchase for investment.
$750,000, or best offer. Christopher Sullivan,
Coldwell Banker Previews, (727) 417-9000.
NEWLY RENOVATED two-story duplex. 2BR/
2BA, plus 3BR or den. Both units turnkey fur-
nished, large yard, one block to Holmes Beach.
$545,000 or will split as condos. $325,000/each.
725-2862 (by appointment only). Must see!
TROPICAL PARADISE! 3BR/3BA waterfront
with dock and boatlift, pool/spa. $535,000.
Bank of America
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WOWI THIS UNIT HAS IT ALL. 2BR/2BA DIRECT BAYFRONT Stunning 2BR/2BA COMMERCIAL LOT Seller is a builder. Will
with two balconies and views of the bay and turnkey furnished Island condo. Very rental build to suit if need and go through the pro-
Gulf. Turnkey furnished. Totally updated and friendly and just steps to the beach. Excellent cesses with the county to obtain permitting.
cleaner than new. Enjoy the heated pool and investment opportunity with great rental his- Going through initial process now. Perfect lo-
private boat dock. Great rental income, tory. $429,000. Call Nicole Skaggs or Jane cation for a doctor or lawyers offices. Zoned
$379,000. Call Denny Rauschl, 778-4800. Grossman at 778-4800. PRM. $320,000. Call Cindy Grazar at 778-
4800 or 504-5176.
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SANDY POINTE Bright and sunny 2BR/2BA
turnkey furnished unit. Spacious covered park-
ing. Located close to shopping, restaurants
and the beach. Affordable Island living!
$209,000. Call Dave Jones or Dick Maher at
778-4800 or 713-4800.
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JUST LISTED! Westbay Point and Moorings
condo. Canalfront, furnished and updated.
Ready to move into with new kitchen and
bathrooms in Anna Maria's finest and most
private community. Heated pool, tennis and
26 acres of tropical splendor. $360,000. Dave
Jones or Dick Maher, 778-4800 or 713-4800.
THE PERFECT GIVEAWAY Light and bright
end unit, turnkey furnished an one block to
the beach. Complex has beautiful pool, flex-
ible rental policy and low fees. $239,000 Call
Nicole Skaggs or Jane Grossman at 778-
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB: Direct beachfront,
Bradenton Beach, 2BR/2BA, pool, elevator, first
floor above parking. $820,000. Call 224-6726.
CAYMAN CAY CONDO steps to beach. 2BR/2BA
fully furnished corner unit with carport. Old Florida
Realty, 778-3377 or Sharon Annis, 778-3730.
SUNBOW BAY 2BR/2BA condo, unobstructed
bay view corner unit. Great amenities, heated
pools, tennis, under-building parking. Newly turn-
key furnished, walk to beach and shopping. For
information call, 795-3778. $339,900.
BEACH COTTAGE RESORT 3BR owners home
plus three rental units. Great west of Gulf Drive lo-
cation. 100 yards to beach. Walking distance to
shops and restaurants. For sale by owner. 111 36th
St., Holmes Beach. $1,100,000. 778-2071.
WATERFRONT LOTS and homes between
Englewood and Boca Grande: Six lots with sea-
walls and a ground-level waterfront home, deep
water, no bridges, one tip-lot directly on Intracoastal
and bay, your dock to the Gulf in three minutes.
Properties affordably priced from $260,000. Call
LAGUNA YACHT VILLAGE: Tranquil waterfront
community offers everything you've been looking
for. Deep-water boat docks, short walk to gorgeous
beaches, tropical setting and carefree living. Two
brand new quality built homes with spacious floor
plans and many upgrades starting at $638,500 and
three homesites starting at $240,000. Cat Tina
Rudek or Mike Migone of Wedebrock Real Estate,
PERICO BAY VILLA Gated community, 2BR/2BA,
nicely furnished. Tennis, heated pool. $259,000.
Real Estate Mart, 756-1090.
TIMESHARE AT the Maverick in Ormond Beach,
Fla. On the Atlantic. One week, week #8. 1BR,
sleeps four. $6,000 or best offer. Call 758-0985.
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ANNA MARIA ISLAND
2904 Ave. C, Holmes Beach, 2BR/2BA elevated home. S369,900.
2910 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach duplex. 2BR/1BA and 1BR/1BA. S315,000.
7504 15th Ave. NW Remodeled, 2BR. S160,000.
714 29th St. W. Old world charm, 3BR/2BA home. S155,000.
2810 Southern Pkwy. Updated 2BR/2BA home. S139,900.
ir SERVING THE AREA SINCE 1 970 MLS
Two Adjoined Townhomes waler-
troni and vieCs D( ck. $869,000
Extraordinary Canaliront 4BR.'2BA
pool, dock. $680,000. :
Neal 2 or 3BR/2BA Canallront, dock '
large lot. $595.000
5 +/- acres disappearing! $300,000.
caLL Laura McGeary 704-3
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate nc.
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GOLF COURSE FRONTAGE 4BR/2BA Village
Green home. Family room, two-car garage.
$224,900. Call owner Fred, 756-1090.
ISLAND HOME: Open Saturday and Sunday,,
Jan. 24-25, 2-4pm. 2BR/2BA, close.to beach,
tropical setting. $399,900. 213 58th St., Holmes
2BR/2BA HOUSE with separate 1 BR/1 BA guest
room. Large lot, room for a pool. Boat dock, two-
car garage, turnkey furnished. Excellent rental.
5905 Flotilla Drive, Holmes Beach. $449,000.
DUPLEX NEAR ISLAND 2BR/2BA each side, el-
evated, large attractive rooms, walk-ins, extras, one
mile to Cortez Bridge. $198,000. Call 383-6272.
FOR SALE BY owner. 3BR/2BA on canal with
dock and pool. $639,000. 304 Iris, Anna Maria.
PARADISE BAY: 55-plus park. 1BR remodeled
unit with parking. Two miles from the Gulf. Boat
slips, washer/dryer. $13,000 or best offer. Call
SELL IT FAST advertised in The Islander!
NORTHWEST BRADENTON: Total remodel.
New electric, plumbing, kitchen, baths, windows,
doors, flooring, security system, quiet dead-end
street. $179,500. Call 746-3462.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND: Gulf Drive commercial,
3,000 sq.ft., concrete block. Zoned C-2, high traf-
fic area, Gulfview. $799,000. Call 730-9440.
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, Jan. 25, 2-4pm, 520
72nd St., Holmes Beach. 2-3BR/2.5BA,
canalfront home, over 2,600 sq.ft. underroof.
Lots of updates. $775,000. Marina Pointe
Realty Co., 779-0732.
IT DOESN'T TAKE millions Only $15,000 For
your dream to become a reality. Across from the
Gulf, you can swim, collect shells, sit on the
beach, watch a sunset. 55-plus, active clubhouse
in Bradenton Beach. Mobile home with extra
room for second bedroom or choice of use. Call
owner at 779-1260 between 8-10am or 6-9pm.
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, Jan. 25, 2-4pm, 522
69th St., Holmes Beach. 2-3BR/3BA, newly remod-
eled home, great outdoor entertainment area.
$735,000. Marina Pointe Realty Co., 779-0732.
ANNA MARIA POOL HOME: 4-5BR/2BA, open
plan, two years old. $639,000. For pictures and
virtual tour www.philpaxton.com. Phil Paxton, Re/
Max Gulfstream Realty, 920-1363.
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The Sunray Quad
$250,000 Turnkey Furnished
1,874 sq.ft. 3BR/2BA
The Whitney Villa
$395,000 over 2,200 sq.ft.
Around $1,000 a month gets you on your own private
island. 168 acres of nature preserve, two miles of wa-
terfront, country club-like facilities, Indian mounds,
museum. Choose from two prime locations.
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6BR/6BA, two swimming pools. Turn-
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MARTINIQUE NORTH CONDO 2BR/2BA end unit
with beautiful Gulfviews from the living room and
bedroom. Newly heated large pool and tennis court.
Detached garage plus cabana. A must See!
$595,000. MLS# 99533.
MAGNIFICENT EUROPEAN 3BR/2BA villa with sepa-
rate in-law quarters. This properly features over 2,300
sq.ft. of living space with a beautiful Roman garden and
a rooftop deck with partial Gulfviews. Close to the beach
and being sold furnished with some exceptions.
$1,099,000. MLS# 98602.
VERY UNIQUE 4BR/3.5BA Island home with over 3,000
sq.ft. under one roof. Super location on the north end
of Anna Maria Island. Close to the white sandy beaches
of the Gulf of Mexico. Fabulous open plan with decks
everywhere. A great Island Getaway. $525,000
MLS # 87946.
SUNBOW BAY CONDO Updated 2BR/2BA with
heated pool, tennis courts and boat access to the
Intracoastal. $299,000. MLS#99437.
GULFVIEW CONDO at Sun Plaza West in a great loca-
tion on the Gulf of Mexico. This 28R/2BA condo is be-
ing sold turnkey furnished, and is easy to rent. Enjoy your
Gulfviews and the sounds of the surf from the patio. Ten-
nis courts and a pool for your enjoyment year round.
$459,000. MLS# 98757.
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THESE UNITS HAVE IT ALL! Heated pool with pool house.
Tropical landscaping, two-car garage. Private entry, nine-
oot ceilings. Classical wood finish. Refrigerator, range,
microwave, washer/dryer Ceramic tile and carpeting
throughout Recessed lighting. All this and much, much more.
Don't miss seeing these fabulous island retreats!
5425,000 $440,000. MLS#94412 and #94414
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OUTSTANDING CANALFRONT property with pool!
This is the one! Enjoy island living in this 2BR/2BA
home with extra office area, two-car garage, great
kitchen and large bright Florida room. Relax by the
pool and park your boat at the dock too! $589,900.
TOOLMAN/WOODWORKER SPECIAL Northwest Bradenton
home has detached shop/two-car garage with 220-amp elec-
tric plus attached two-car garage. 2BR/3BA bedroom ranch-
style home on a large 100-by-150-ft lot with two baths, fire-
place, office space, dining area and great lanai or family room
too. Also, third bedroom has a hot tub/spa. "here is also a
homeowner's warranty! $199,000. MLS# 97792.
DIRECT GULF FRONT Waters Edge Condo. Turnkey
furnished, 2BR/2BA, heated pool, tennis court. The
perfect Island getaway! $759,000. MLS# 93919.
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1 Nixon's law alma mater
5 Jinx in reverse
10 Artist Chagall
18 Convenient apartment
19 Plantain lily
20 Flea market find
22 Good for a wage earner,
bad for a tightrope walker
25 Tree in a Christmas carol
26 Tsk about
27 Well in hand
28 1958 #1 song
30 Bit of effrontery
33 Tantrum thrower, maybe
34 Eric Clapton's "Layla"
35 Lander at Ben Gurion
37 Mark for life
39 Good for a wish maker,
bad for a Hollywood
43 Tame brew
45 Sets up
48 "Sex and the City"
49 Some party members, for
51 N.Y.S.E. debut
52 Social reformer Jacob
54 Good for an attorney, bad
for a Spandex model
58 Alpaca and cashmere
59 Singer's filler
62 Staff leader
63 "The possession of fools":
64 It's done in the form of an
S or a Z
65 Endorser, sometimes
67 Common classroom sight
69 Less-than-Ruthian hits
71 Monk's garb
72 1960's White House
73 Reins in
74 Good for a magazine
writer, bad for a couch
77 Aware of
78 Ward of "Once and
79 Prof.'s helpers
80 Small amounts
83 Org. for 1- and 101-
84 BMW rival
85 Like some colors
88 "Our Gang" girl
90 Good for a doctoral
student, bad for a crime
93 Prayer start
95 Suffix on era names
96 Clarinet paraphernalia
99 News source
101 Thos. Jefferson's school
108 Music from the Miracles,
109 Good for a returning
traveler, bad for a
113 Some beans
114 Show protectiveness
115 "Beg pardon ..."
117 Protomatter of the
1 Drew aimlessly
3 Stay (with)
4 Benjamin Disraeli, e.g.
5 Kind of line
6 Advantage in hockey
7 Venom source
8 Ways: Abbr.
9 Like lions
11 Not give _(not care)
12 Ipanema locale
13 Brings -.."e-i'- i
14 Snacks for Dorothy on
the Yellow Brick Road
15 Good for a scientist,
bad for a roofer
16 Cordelia's father
17 Bronte heroine
20 Atelier item
23 42-Down, to Pierre
29 Some Web site owners:
34 Whistler's tune?
36 Many a roast
38 Seized vehicle
40 "Mule Train" singer,
41 Chisholm Trail stop
44 Medical tool
46 Sonnet component
52 Fair attraction
53 Rock singer in social
55 Ample shoe width
57 Symbol on an old
58 1971 hit movie based
on the novel "Ratman's
59 Experimental attire?
60 Temporarily out of the
61 Good for a mail
carrier, bad for an
64 Did yard work
66 Gray wolf
67 Gershon of film
68 I or II N.T. book
70 Baseball honcho
71 "Strangers and
74 Turns over
76 Porfirio _, president
of Mexico, 1884-1911
78 By surprise
82 Like almonds in many
84 Port on a gulf of the
85 Wheel maker
86 Give a hint
87 Bowl figure
89 Halls of learning
91 "For sure?"
92 Pre-Bill Hillary
94 Salon devices
98 They're often hec
102 Fictional terrier
104 "Don't look !"
105 Sporty car feature
107 Soup or sandwich
110 Shale extract
111 Things laid by a
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ATTENTION BOATERS! Luxurious
custom home with 40-ft. boat dock and
easy access to Gulf. 4BR + office and
game room. Gorgeous pool. Canal and
bay views. Gated Harbor Landings.
Jane Tinsworth, 761-3100. #98405.
BEAUTY ON THE BAYOU! 4BR/3BA
open floor plan with vaulted ceilings,
hardwood floors. Private courtyard.
summer kitchen and pool, separate
guest area, separate office. Priced be-
low appraisal. Geri Gerling, 761-3100.
ANNA MARIA BAY FRONT Lush tropi-
cal bayfront setting with 3BR/2BA older
home on a large 75-by-198-ft. lot with
deep-water dockage. Short distance to
beach. Remodel or build new.
Dave Moynihan, 778-2246. #93749.
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ENJOY VIEWS OF BOAT BASIN In
Palma Sola Park from the pool of this
updated "everything" home. 3BR/2BA,
light and airy with 24-by-50-ft. guest
quarters/hobby shop/barn. Two lots
fenced. Jane Tinsworth, 761-3100.
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from second floor on the end of the ca-
nal by the future Villa Rosa subdivision.
2BR/2BA each. Short distance to Gulf.
Laurie Dellatorre, 778-2246. #92819.
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CORAL SHORES GEM 3BR/2BA up-
dated. Boaters paradise on saltwater,
sailboat canal, with 5,000-lb. lift. Close
to Gulf beaches, golf courses. Best
value in the neighborhood. Joe Corbo,
778-2246. #97881. $459,900
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family homes in gated
community on canals
in Anna Maria. Start-
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ums, pool, approxi-
mately 1,900 sq.ft.,
gated parking, deluxe
am e n i t i e s
starts at $1,600,000.
THE HIBISCUS Four
ums with boat dock
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401 S. Bay Blvd, Anna Maria
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