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Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992) ( May 26, 2004 )

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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
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Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: May 26, 2004

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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: May 26, 2004

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Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Manatee -- Anna Maria
Coordinates: 27.530278 x -82.734444 ( Place of Publication )

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"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"


www.islander.org


Volume 12, No. 29 May 26, 2004 FREE


Bradenton vs. Manatee: Arvida battle continues


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Islanders worried that the Bradenton Planning
Commission's May 19 approval of the latest Arvida
site plan for Perico Island might give clear sailing to
that project can relax, at least for a few more months,
maybe a few more years.
The long-running battle between Bradenton and
Manatee County/Anna Maria Island over the project
will continue for some time, even if the Bradenton City
Council passes the site plan at its June 9 meeting as
expected.


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sipping soda.
Islander Photo:
Pauli Roat


That could be because the county commission now
says it's "not likely" to provide water to the project as
it is now designed.
County commissioners sent Bradenton a letter of
objection to the new site plan. even though Arvida re-
duced the number of units from 898 to 086.
Big deal, said Commissioner Jane von IHahmann.
The county commission has decided it doe,,n't hav'e to
supply \, ater to the project unless it meets thle county
demand to further reduce the number of l units and low er
the height of the buildings to an acceptable level.
ArvI\ida plans 13 buildings housing 6S6 units with


Fire tax issue revived for August


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
West Manatee Fire & Rescue district board mem-
bers voted May 20 to send its ad valorem tax referen-
dum back to district voters on the Aug. 31 ballot.
This time, however, the board agreed that the ref-
erendum would limit the maximum millage rate to 1.0.
A similar referendum narrowly defeated by district
voters in March would have allowed the WMFRD to
tax up to 3.75 mills.
Board member Larry Tyler said a post-mortem on
the defeated measure showed a lot of voters believed
the district was actually imposing the 3.75 millage rate.
"A lot of people told me they didn't understand the
measure, and would have voted yes if we had limited
the rate," noted Tyler. If the I-mill rate passes, it could
not be increased without another voter referendum.
Board members agreed that public education on the
issue and the millage rate is essential prior to thle Au-


gust vote. WMFR Chief Anidy Price believes the dis-
trict will only need a .5-mill rate to meets its budget if
the measure passes.
If approved in August, the increased revenues
would not be available to the district until its 2005-06
budget.
The district needs the tax increase to meet tougher
firefighting standards, such as Florida's two-in/two-out
rule and the National Fire Protection Association's
minimum staffing level standard.
The ad valorem tax would be in addition to the
district assessment on properties. Board members
voted to increase that assessment for the 2004-05 year
by approximately 10 percent in each category to meet
the anticipated 2004-05 budget.
In the March vote on the referendum, Islanders
were just about split in the voting, but residents in the
Mt. Vernon area of the district along Cortez Road voted
by a 2-1 ratio against the measure, ensuring its defeat.


a density of just under three units per acre. Nearly 80
percent of the land at the project would be open space,
Arvida has claimed in its site-plan application.
That's still not enough, county commissioners say.
"We'v\e said that the way the Arvida project is de-
signed now, we are not willing to sign an agreement to
provide water." said von Hahmann. Providing water for
6S6 condominiums on Perico has never been included
in Manatee County planning, she added.
"We should not take away water pressure from
PLEASE SEE ARVIDA, NEXT PAGE



Ballot issues


brewing in


Bradenton Beach
By Paul Roar
Some s,\eeping changes in Bradenton Beach gov-
ernance may be proposed to voters on the Aug. 31 pri-
mary election ballot.
Bradenton Beach cith commissioners have tenta-
ivcely approved asking voters whether or not they wish
to rIetain the services of a city manager as chief admnin-
istrator of the cily\'.
The manager, as proposed by City Attorney Ralf
Brookes in draft ballot language, would be hired or
fired by three members of the city commission. He or
she "shall-be the chief administrator of the city and
shall be responsible to the city commission for the
proper administration of all affairs of the city."
The manager would also "supervise all govern-
mental and proprietary functions of the city and all
departments and divisions except the office of the city
accountant, city auditor and the city attorney (who shall
report directly to the city commission) and as otherwise
provided in this. charter."
The manager would create the budget for the city
annually and coordinate finances for the city.
He or shle would also "appoint, remove, discipline
and administer the compensation and salaries for em-
ployees of the city, except for the offices of the city
accountant, city auditors and the city attorney, and
chief of police who shall report directly to the city com-
mission, subject to the provisions of this charter and in
accordance with the ordinances and personnel rules and
regulations of the city, and applicable state or federal
law," according to 13rookes' draft language.
City commissioners have also agreed to break out
tlie position of city treasurer, currently under the aus-
pices of the city clerk's office, into a separate depart-
ment.
\Anid lthe city commissioners themselves would, by
a "super majority" of at least four of the fiv e members,
decide on matters dealing with land use: comprehen-
sive plan amendments, rezoning, variances, special
exceptions and street vacations.
By deciding on variances currently under the
sole purview of the city's board of adjustment that
body's responsibility may become advisory in nature
under the proposed charter changes, if passed by vot-
ers.
City commissioners are also looking into changing
thle boundaries ofl thle city's four wards, and are await-
itg detailed voter information l'rom the Manatee
Coutity Supervisor of I'lections Office.
The next meeting of thle commission to discuss
ballot issues will at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 26.


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PAGE 2 0 MAY 26, 2004 E THE ISLANDER
Arvida development pending
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

Anna Maria Island" just for Arvida, von Hahmann
noted. In addition, there will be water concurrency is-
sues for fire service at the Arvida project.
"We've said we'd be willing to talk about water if
they would talk about design, so we're going to the
Bradenton City Council meeting June 9 to express our
concerns."
Blackmail and extortion, cried Bradenton officials
at the May 19 planning commission meeting, but that
claim fell on deaf ears.
"According to our attorney, we are not required to
provide (Arvida) with water," said von Hahmann.
If the City of Bradenton thinks it can just run a
water pipe from 75th Street to the Arvida project, it will
discover it's not that easy, she observed. The city
would have to deal with the Florida Department of
Transportation, which controls the right of way along
the Palma Sola Causeway, in addition to a number of
other problems.
Von Hahmann conceded that if the city and county
can't resolve their differences over Arvida-Perico,
Bradenton could file a lawsuit against the county to
provide water.
But the county has other concerns about the project
aside from just water. It would like to see some of the
natural beauty of the Perico shoreline maintained.
"The site of the proposed development is a Mana-
tee County jewel," said the commission in its letter. "In
stark contrast to other coastal communities in Florida,
our community has distinguished itself by maintaining
a small town atmosphere. The board stands ready to
work with the planning commission, city council and
property owner to ensure that this project is one which
can unite, not divide, our community."
Two lawsuits were filed in 2000 against the origi-
nal Arvida site plan, one of which claimed the plan did
not meet Bradenton's comprehensive land develop-
ment code. The new plan apparently adheres to density
requirements.
One of those lawsuits was filed by the environmen-
tal group ManaSota-88. Executive Director Glenn
Compton said members of his organization were now


Shark birth near shore
This nurse shark, reportedly upwards of 12 feet long, cruised along much of southern Anna Maria Island last
Thursday before giving birth to at least two pups off the shoreline of Cortez Beach in midafternoon. This
picture was taken near 29th Street in Holmes Beach. Manatee County Marine Rescue personnel monitored the
shark's progress down the beach, warning beachgoers out of the water as she passed. Lifeguard Mark
Westerman served as pseudo "midwife" in assisting the shark back to deeper water after the birth. Islander
Photo: Courtesy Kevin Fitzgerald


studying the new Arvida site plan for any new legal
challenge, and members would be at the June 9
Bradenton City Council meeting to voice objections.
He acknowledged, however, that it's apparent
Arvida isn't backing down on its plan to build the


project, and the Bradenton City Council intends to back
any site plan that meets its code requirements.
The next battle in the Arvida-Perico war is set
for 8:30 a.m. June 9 at the Bradenton City Council
chambers.


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THE ISLANDER E MAY 26, 2004 0 PAGE 3


Police seek suspect in false imprisonment case


The Bradenton Beach Police Department is seek-
ing help identifying a suspect who Detective Lenard
Diaz said grabbed a woman from behind and attempted
to detain her.
The incident occurred between 8:30 and 9 p.m.
Saturday, May 15, in the Bradenton Beach public park-
ing lot at 100 First St.
A 42-year-old woman visiting from Atlanta told
police she was in the parking lot looking for a pair of
missing earrings near her friend's sport utility vehicle
and noticed a man near the rear of the SUV.


The woman said when
she turned around to leave
the vehicle, the white male
grabbed her by the throat
from behind and pushed her
against the vehicle.
The man reportedly
told her to get in the vehicle
and as the woman struggled
to get away he told her to
give him the keys to the ve-


Suspect

Suspect


hide. When she told him she did not have keys to the
vehicle he reportedly let go of her and ran north from
the scene.
The victim described the suspect as a clean-cut
white male with short strawberry-blond hair. The sus-
pect is 6 feet tall and weighs approximately 200
pounds. He has a medium build and average complex-
ion.
Information related to this case should be reported
to the Bradenton Beach Police Department, 403 High-
land Ave., or call 778-6311.


Fellows in good spirits despite injuries from fall


Twelve-week-old Jaret Tyler Fellows was the first
person father Adam Fellows asked to see in the hospi-
tal after falling from the third-floor scaffolding
Wednesday, May 19, at a construction site on 56th
Street in Holmes Beach.
The 27-year-old carpenter from Bradenton was
doing framing and siding work at the site and is an
employee of Rick Becker, a subcontractor for Quality
Builders.
Fellows was airlifted to Bayfront Medical Center
in St. Petersburg. His injuries include a broken right
heel bone, left foot, left femur, left ball joint, wrist and
hand.
Fellows' girlfriend Saundra Hough said he is "do-
ing remarkably well and in wonderful spirits" despite
his injuries.
Hough said Fellows is expected to need physical
therapy and will be out of work for at least six months,
but he is "energetic and determined."
In addition to Hough and their son Jaret, Fellows'
brothers and parents are taking turns visiting him at the
hospital.
"He is laughing and smiling," said Hough. "And
having a good recovery."
Fellows has been a carpenter for 10 years and
Hough said it is ajob he loves and plans to return to as
soon as he recovers.
To help the family during Fellows' recovery pe-
riod, Island Lumber and Hardware will have a collec-
tion jar in its office at 213 54th St., Holmes Beach. For
more information, call 778-3082.


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Fellows falls
Adam Fellows, 27. ofBradenton as ai rlfted to Bayfront Meicual Center in St. Petersburg Wednesday May
19, when he fell from the third floor scaffolding at a Quality Builders job-site on 50th Street in Holmes Beach
where he was doing framing and siding work. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy.
wYher-e he wans doilg frcniamig arnd sidinrg wrork. Islanrder Photo: Bonnrer Joy.


DEP says no to Holmes Beach sand Meetings


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The Palma Sola Causeway won't be getting any of
that pile of beach-quality dredged sand from Holmes
Beach for renourishment, thanks to the Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection (The Islander, May 5).
A renourishment plan put together by Manatee


Still only 1 candidate

for Ward 3
Former City Commissioner Ross Benjamin is the
sole candidate to date for the vacant Ward 3 seat on the
Bradenton Beach City Commission.
The seat was vacated by Peter Barreda, who re-
signed earlier this month due to increased business
commitments and health issues.
Benjamin held the seat from November 2001 to
July 2002, when he too resigned, citing verbal attacks
against him and his wife.
Candidate for the seat must live in the ward -
from the south side .of 7th Street North to First Street,
and including the Pines Trailer Park and must have
been a registered voter for at least nine months prior to
June 3, 2004.
A number of financial disclosure forms must also
be filed periodically with the city, including assets, by
the new commissioner.
City officials suggest applicants write a brief re-
quest for consideration, including qualifications and
experience. Any hobbies or special interests should be
included. Letters of intent may be sent or dropped off
to city hall, 107 Gulf Drive, by June 1.
For more information, call city hall at 778-1005.


County Environmental Systems Manager Charlie
Hunsicker, Holmes Beach, Bradenton and members of the
Palma Sola Scenic Highway Committee has been washed
away in the bureaucratic storm after the DEP placed too
many restrictions on use of the sand on the causeway.
"We would have been limited to filling just a few
locations," under the DEP order, said Hunsicker.
The DEP also quashed a request by Hunsicker for
a general use permit that could have been issued in 30
days and would have allowed a quick renourishment.
The plan now is to haul some of the sand to the
southern end of Leffis Key to be stockpiled for later use
by the Manatee County Parks and Recreation Depart-
ment, Hunsicker said.
"They won't be using it as beach renourishment, so
there is no permit involved," he added.
Instead, most of the sand will be used as backfill
material for county stormwater drainage projects in and
around Coquina Beach. Some of the material will be
used as replacement sand for volleyball courts and
other county-managed park areas near Leffis Key.
The sand is the material dredged from Holmes Beach
canal bottoms by Energy Resources Inc., and has been
placed in a big pile on Flotilla Drive behind the Birdie
Tebbetts baseball field until it dries out. Energy Resources
has had trouble finding qualified users to haul the sand
away, and the Palma Sola renourishment was to have been
a major boost to the removal campaign.
In the absence of qualified users, Energy Resources
will have to haul the sand to the county landfill.
Many city residents consider the sandpile both an
eyesore and liability issue (The Islander, April 28).
Following citizen complaints that the sandpile
posed a threat to children and consequently a liability
issue for the city, Mayor Carol Whitmore promised to
have the sand removed as quickly as possible.


Anna Maria City
May 26, 6:45 p.m., Environmental Education and En-
hancement Committee meeting.
May 27, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
May 26, 4 p.m., city commission work session on bal-
lot issues.
May 26, 6 p.m., Citizen Advisory Committee For Re-
view and Updating of the Comprehensive Plan and
Land Development Code For Bradenton Beach meet-
ing.
June 1, 1 p.m., scenic highway committee meeting.
June 2, 4 p.m., city commission work meeting.
June 3, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall. 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
May 27, 9 a.m., board of adjustment meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Holiday Closures
Government offices in Anna Maria City, Bradenton
Beach, Holmes Beach and Longboat Key will be
closed Monday, May 31, for Memorial Day.
There will be no garbage, trash or recycling collection
on Memorial Day in Anna Maria, Holmes Beach or
Longboat Key, with the alternate day of collection on
Saturday, May 29.
There will be no interruption of garbage service in
Bradenton Beach for the holiday.






PAGE 4 E MAY 26, 2004 0 THE ISLANDER


Dog-park advocate Crawford eyes Bradenton Beach

By Heather Beddow
Islander Intern
Bring a sand bucket and a Frisbee one for the
kids and one for man's best friend.
Laurie Crawford of Animal Network Inc., for- .
merely known as Manatee Citizens for Off-Leash Ar- ., ....,
eas, has proposed a dog beach in Bradenton Beach"" "-' ...
on the east side of Coquina Beach near the boat '.
ramp. Benny sniffs
She proposes to open the dog beach May-October
0 out the area
between the hours of 6 p.m. and 9 a.m. Crawford said
the time-share concept with designated doggy hours is th
widely used on beaches in other areas and is effective. proposed
She said a dog beach will provide an excellent dog beach.
Islander
opportunity for families to give their dogs an exercis- Iaon
Photo:
ing alternative. hth e
"There is nothing more exuberant than a dog swim- Heather
ming in the water," she said. Bedd
Crawford has two dogs, a border collie named
Bailey who loves the water and a dachshund-beagle-
corgi mix named Madison. She works at Snips Hair
Design in Anna Maria and has worked on the island for
20 years.
Crawford rescued both dogs from the pound and
has raised money for local shelters with Animal Net-
work Inc. Working with the shelter has helped encour-
age Crawford to find ways to utilize recreation parks
to benefit pets.
Crawford also worked with MCOLA to start the
off-leash program at G.T Bray's Happy Tails dog park
and a new dog park in Buffalo Creek.
"I love to see recreation shared by everyone, in- .
cluding people who consider their dogs family," she
said.
Crawford has found a large correlation between the T
amount of exercise a dog receives andbehavioral prob-
lems. The more exercise dogs have, the better behaved
they tend to be, she said.
Crawford said if a dog has played hard all day, the
dog will be too tired to go home and eat the furniture.
"A good dog is a tired dog," Crawford said.
People have expressed concerns to Crawford that
dog owners may not be responsible enough to clean up
after their pets. Dog feces tends to carry harmful bac-
teria and if left behind can become hazardous. "Our beaches are too beautiful to let anything hap- and other owners, she said.
Crawford said this is also a concern for her, but she pen to them," Crawford said. "I understand concerns Crawford said she wants to make sure Anna Maria
hopes that having designated hours and proper recep- and I agree with them." Island residents are comfortable with the concept and
tackles will make it easy for people to keep an eye on Most dogs don't like to defecate in the sand, wants to hear both positive and negative comments.
their dogs. Crawford said. However, if they do, bags would be She can be contacted by e-mail at
She is open to any suggestions for the dog beach provided and she hopes people will be responsible. At mcdoglady@msn.com, or by mail in care of Snips at
and wants to take things slow. Happy Tails, dog owners are very respectful of the park P.O. Box 443, Anna Maria FL 34216.



Sherlock the turtle: Good news, mostly

By Jim Hanson arrived, Sherlock six weeks ago and four others later. elsewhere with mixed results, Manire said, but he had
Islander Correspondent All had bone-marrow suppression, failing to make to get Sherlock's marrow to produce blood again. The
Sherlock the loggerhead turtle, an almost hopeless red and white blood cells and thrombocytes, the reptile treatment is the hormone procyt, used as part of the
case six weeks ago, is going back home in the Gulf of equivalent of humans' platelets, the blood-clotting chemotherapy to treat cancer in humans.
Mexico. cells. As the first to arrive, Sherlock was the main tar- Within two weeks Sherlock was producing red and
That's good news for Sherlock and three others get of the initial efforts. white cells, Manire said jubilantly.
like him, but they just may be the first glimpse of a very Manire said Sherlock was very nearly dead when he Four other loggerheads with identical symptoms
dismal prospect some kind of epidemic. was found stranded six weeks ago on the beach at 30th came in from other beaches on the Florida Gulf coast,
Dr. Charles Manire, chief veterinarian at the Mote Street in Holmes Beach. A blood transfusion kept him and Manire put them on the same treatment. It was too
Marine Laboratory Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Hospital, alive so treatment of his blood deficiencies could begin. late for one of them, which bled to death internally.
said he had held out little hope for any of them when they That treatment was one that lately had been tried The others were watched as closely as most human
patients, and they came through and, like Sherlock, will
be released. Sherlock will go into the Gulf where he
came out, 30th Street, right after the Fourth of July, said
Rare Suzi Fox, Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch director.
hybrid Manire awaits results of laboratory tests of blood
half- taken from all five, as well as biopsies. A necropsy was
green, .performed on the dead turtle, and results are not com-
green,
half- plete there either.
hawks- The incidence of so many identical cases in this area
bill has Manire worried that "something may be going on out
turtle there." It is especially worrisome now, with adult marine
turtles just beginning to arrive from the sea for the nest-
ing season. He remains "hopeful, but cautious."
Meanwhile, Manire has been busy saving eight
S other turtles from the results of bitter cold in the Cape
'!" t,,.Cod region, one of them a rare hybrid half-green, half-
hawksbill turtle. Manire said he has seen no more than
'B1. .'half a dozen of its kind in five years.
The hybrid and three others were to be released
..into the Atlantic off Daytona Beach today, May 26.
The others were returned to the sea three weeks ago.





THE ISLANDER 0 MAY 26, 2004 0 PAGE 5


ITrtle nesting season gets a start on beach


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
It's only two nests, but the sea turtles have started
coming home to roost.
Two loggerhead mothers have waddled up the
Anna Maria Island beach, dug down a couple of feet,
laid eggs and covered them to let sand and sun do the
rest of the job.
One nest has 150 eggs, a lot even by turtle stan-
dards; normally there are around 100 eggs per nest.
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch volunteers know
there are 150 in this one because they had to move
every one of them. The nest was so near the water that
any respectable Gulf storm could have flooded it, de-
stroying it.
So the volunteers, under the eye of their director,
Suzi Fox, dug up the eggs and moved them straight
back 50 feet and dug a new, duplicate home. The rules
of turtledom are to move a nest straight back from its
original location, Fox explained. Turtles return to the
beach of their birth to make nests in their turn.
That nest was in front of the Martinique condo-
miniums at 5200 Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach. Found
by longtime Turtle Watch volunteer Rusty Leon, it was
the second of this year's lineup so far.
The first was found last week by Jack Hevener, an
Island Turtle Watcher for two years and likely the one
who travels farthest to do his beach work. He came to
Anna Maria from the Sarasota Turtle Watch group,
finding the Island just enough nearer home to make the
switch worthwhile.
The first nest is at Bayfront Park, Anna Maria, and was
adopted by Mike Belongia for his niece Katie. She is
to visit here in a month from her home in Green Bay,
Wis. Anyone can adopt a nest for $100 or a hatchling
for $15, Fox noted, by calling Turtle Watch at 778-
5638.
False crawls continue to show up, Fox noted. They
are the giant zipper-like tracks left by turtles that come
ashore, look around and reject a spot.
Most of the false crawls are on the Tampa Bay side
of the Island, she said, guessing that's because the


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water there is warmer than Gulf water.
Her new volunteers have gotten some important
training, Fox said, spending a day at Mote Marine
Laboratory learning how to handle stranded turtles,
among other things.
Fox had asked for the workshop and led most of


Relocation,
egg-ucation
Bud Edgren removes
eggs from nest No. 2 on
the beach at the
Martinique condos, to be
relocated further up the
beach. The nest was laid
too close to the shore,
and without the move,
the hatchlings would
have drowned. Islander
Photos: Bonner Joy






Anna Maria Island Turtle
Watch director Suzi Fox
shows off a turtle egg from
the season's first AMI nest
to volunteers Linda Giner,
area-coordinator Joan
Burke, Patti Oliver and
board member Ed Sterba.
The nest was discovered
at Ba)front Park in Anna
Maria by volunteer "turtle
walker" Jack Hevener
of Ruskin.


it for Island volunteers and others from up and down
the coast. Some Longboat Turtle Watch members
missed it, so she will have a repeat workshop for
them and others in a couple of weeks at the Turtle
Watch Education Center, 5408 Marina Drive.
Holmes Beach.


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PICKUP SCHEDULE
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garbage or recycling on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, 2003.
Monday's garbage and recycling will be picked up on the
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M91'ging Zydeco, gumbo
When it comes to music, dance, good food and fun,
Tuesday has moved to the top of the charts.
And Woodson Brothers' Seafood Grille featuring
the Gumbo Boogie Band is responsible.
The band is tight and fun-spirited, although restau-
rant owner Burt Woodson says, "Half the entertain-
ment is the dancers. They're serious about their danc-
ing, and it's a widespread age group 20- to 80-year-
Olds."
Spectacular antics revolve around Gumbo
Boogie's tivo-step beat women upside down, air-
borne, flexible limbs akimbo, couples spinning and
.
twisting, bending backward and heads like mops, dip-
ping to the floor.
Bandleader Ryan Langley says, "It's a lot of fun."
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f or a year.
Langley says, "We're really like two bands in one.
We're a rhythm-and-blues band and a zydeco band.
Zydeco is basically rhythm and blues with an accor-
dion."
True enough, but there's more to the Gumbo
Boogie's music than just accordion.
The lineup features Chaz Trippy on drums and rub
board, a ribbed metal plate resembling a washboard
that is worn on the chest and rubbed with a stick. Steve
Page plays bass and sings. Langley plays accordion.
piano and a pocket trumpet with a big sound. Occasion-
fily, he whistles-
Langley is a third-generation accordion player. His
grandfather and father play accordion, as do many of
his relatives aunts, uncles and cousins. His family
owns the Music Music store in Bradenton, where Lan-
gley teaches accordion, piano. guitar, trumpet and other
Instruments.
"Whatever the call is for. I'll teach it," he says.
The group first formed to play accordion-friendly
music, such as jug band tunes and bluegrass. But after
realizing a common interest in New Orleans, they be-
gan playing rhythm and blues and zydeco.
Divight Dupree, a fan of the band, a buff dancer
and enthusiastic historian of zydeco. says the word
derives from the Creole expression, "the beans have no
salt." The phrase suggests the poverty conditions of
Creoles living in southwest Louisiana and southeast
Texas, where the music first developed in the 1950s.


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Memorial Day memories
Monday, May 31, is Memorial Day.
Most of Anna Maria Island will take the day off,
caring or noticing little that the day is to honor those
who died during America's wars.
Oh, there will be a ceremony, with aging World
War II veterans and a few from Korea and Vietnam in
the sparse crowd that atteds, but it's in Bradenton. The
Island, like most people, seems to care little about the
war dead.
Did you know that 400,000 Americans died iin
World War HI?
In our celebrity-obsessed, media-driven get as
many of the gory, shocking details of the Iraq war on TV
as soon as possible society, one dead American sol-
dier in Iraq is a tragedy.
The nightly news can't get enough of the burial, the
grieving family, the flowers, the tears, the heartbreak.
Four-hundred-dtusand dead American soldiers in
WWII is simply a statistic.
Shocking photos of naked Iraq prisoners in a U.S.
Army-controlled prison in Iraq is a national tragedy and
outrage.
Approximately 17,000 American soldiers died -
no, were murdered on the Bataan Death March in
WWII. That's just a statistic.
The Japanese colonel in charge of the death march
was never even tried as a war criminal, despite eyewit-
ness accounts from American soldiers that he personally
beheaded other Americans and Filipinos- with his
samurai sword. He later became a member of the Japa-
nese Parliament. You can read that in the book "Prison-
ers of the Japanese" by Gavan Wade.
Fifty-three-thousand dead Americans in Vietnam
was just a statistic, a number, a body count. William
Calley, however, was a tragedy.
Six-million dead Jews exterminated by the Nazis is
just a statistic. The death of Anne Frank was a tragedy.
The 192 Allied prisoners of war gunned down in
cold blood by the Waffen Schutz Staffel at Malmedy,
Belgium, during the Battle of the Bulge in WWII is just
a statistic. The German S.S. officer in charge of the
massacre, Jochen Peiper, was actually convicted of the
crime but later released by U.S. officials when Malmedy
was no longer "news." butjust a small town in Belgium.
He was supposed to have been hung.
Malmedy became just a statistic, like Bataan, Ko-
rea, Vietnam and countless other "statistics" of Ameri-
can war dead.
One dead civilian in Iraq is a tragedy.


The Islander
MAY 26, 2004 Vol. 12, No. 29

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Emerging after World War II, zydeco drew on African-

:::be n rhythms, Cajun instrumentation and rhythm
Personalities such as Clifton Chanier and BooZoo
Chavis became early pioneers and celebrities of the
style and helped spread the sound.
It is definitely party music, and Dupree says, "It's
syncopated, accenting the off beats, and that's what
makes it such great dance music."
Before Elvis was swinging his hips, Chavis was
throwing ladies' panties (with his picture embossed on
the front) into the audience.
Zydeco artists frequently made two recordings of
songs one for the radio and one for the turntable.
The Gumbo Boogie Band plays a cleaned-up
groovy version of the music.
The group gets around for a local band, playing
lots of parties and festivals.
They recently played the Crosswaite Fishing Tour-
nament party at the Bradenton Yacht Club and at
"Pardigras" at Pat O'Brian's in Universal Studios, Or-
lando. They had a blast doing a gig at Mira Laga
Donald Trump's mansion in Palm Beach, Fla., where
lots of Bradenton "society" was in attendance.
Trippy had his picture shot standing next to a life-
ize ppa fa preppy, college-aged Trump. "It was

The band has produced two compact discs, one of
Zydeco and R&B classics called "No Electric Guitars,"
and the other of mostly originals, "Show Your Love."
A third disc is in the works, and will probably be a live
CD because, according to Trippy, "We generate so
much energy from the audience and dancers."
At a recent performance, couples danced to songs
such as "Blueberry Hill," "Last Dance," "That's All
Right," "Red Beans" and an original Gumbo song,
"Creole Woman."
The musical meaning of "gumbo" came to the
forefront with the performance of a tune about New
Orleans that mixed together in a seamless, irresistible
groove, the textures and tones of a full drum set, trum-
pet, bass, tambourine, cowbell, vocals and whistling -
an impressive accomplishment for three guys.
Most every performance at Woodson Brothers
features Wvinan Course of Cortez on harmonica.
Course is notable for being the longtime postmaster
of Conez and for playing the harmonica like a freight
train. When he steps to the stage, everyone cheers.
From its local origins. zydeco is now an interna-
tional phenomenon with its own radio specials, festi-
vals and venue circuit. Dupree is just one of many
who've made the music and dance their passion.
There's a lot of passion going 'round at Woodsons
every Tuesday at 6 p.m., with hot jambalaya and
gumbo on the stove.
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That's "new\vs," and the more shocking, the better.
One Mecmorial Day\ service in Washington, D.C.,
that's just a number.

My heros
On this Memorial Day weekend, I present the fol-
lowing veterans. I'm supposed to wait until Veterans
Day, Nov. 11, as the proper day to honor the living, but
I'm not waiting, because some might not be with us on
Nov. 11, 2004. These are the WWII veterans of the Al-
lied nations that I've interviewed for "The Greatest
Generation." This is my salute, my memorial to you.
Thank you.
Alcee Taylor, Cortez. U.S. Navy.
Jackson Grey, Anna Maria, U.S. Merchant Marine.
Steve Souris, Perico Island, U.S. Army Air Force.
"Snooks" Adams, Holmes Beach, U.S. Navy.
Ray "Mac" McDonnel, Holmes Beach, U.S. Navy
Ken Freshwater, Bradenton Beach, U.S. Army.
Marty Higgins, Anna Maria, U.S. Army.
John Bacich, Anna Maria, U.S. Army.
John DeForge, Holmes Beach, U.S. Army Air Force.
Russ Olson, Holmes Beach, U.S. Marine Corps.
Jim Kissick, Bradenton Beach, U.S. Navy.
Virgil Catlin, Clearwater, U.S. Army.
Angelo Louloudes, Anna Maria. U.S. Marine Corps.
Mark Alonso, Anna Maria, U.S. Army.
Bob DcVane, Bradenton Beach, U.S. Army.
Bob Shafcr, Anna Maria, U.S. Army Air Force.
Don Maloney, Holmencs Beach, U.S. Army.
Marjorie Kendall, Holmnes Beach, Royal Navy.
Ed Callen, Anna Maria, U.S. Navy.
Ruth Hcckingcer, Perico Isle, U.S. Army Nurse Corps.
Bill Olson, Anna Maria, U.S. Army.
Hal Bcrgstrom, Holmes Beach, U.S. Army.
Peter Duke, Cortez, Royal Navy.
Cedella Duke, Cortez, Royal Air Force.
Paul Mackey, Perico Island, U.S. Army OSS.
Bob Peck, Holmes Beach, U.S. Army Air Force.
Bob Frank, Holmes Beach, U.S. Army Air Force.

For all those whose stories have been told, for all those
whose story is still to come, and for all those who never had
the chance to have their story told, if there be any glory in
wari, let it rest oiln men and wom0 n such 1as you.


The 60,000 Allied POW's who died in Japanese
prison camnips during WWII --roughly oneI in four of the
240,000) held captive- that's just a IInumber.
Jessica Lynch returned from Iraq a hero, complete
with enough movie and book deals to ensure her finan-
cial security for life.
The POeWs who came back from Japan who en-
dured starvation, hard labor, torture, disease, depriva-
tion, exe,.utons and murder by their Japanese captors
for more than three years got nothing. They were
ignored by the tnedia and Washington, and had to fight
with the Veterans Administration just to get a small dis-
ability. They were just numbers, statistics to be entered
in a ledger column in some accountant's office at the
Pentagon, just opposite the column that listed the dead
fromrn the POW camps.
It was all so neat for the accountants. If 240,000
became POWs and 180,000 came out alive, then 60,000
must have died.
For those POWs who came back alive, and for the
120,000 Americans killed in WWI, the 400,000 in
WWII, the 53,000 dead in Vietnam, or the 50,000 who
died in Korea, there were no hero welcomes, no movie
or book deals, no interviews with Oprah Winfrey, no
national media attention. Nobody cared. They were sim-
ply numbers.
This is not, however, to detract from our troops in
Iraq and around the world. I salute them and they should
be honored. Let's remember them and those who have
died in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere, but let's not
forget those who have gone before them.
I don't have a "Greatest Generation" column this
week. That column honors the WWII vets still with us
who live on Perico, Anna Maria Island, in Cortez or on
Longboat Key.
But those veterans are not just statistics, they are
real people who fought and made it back by the "luck
of the draw." Memorial Day is about those who didn't
come back.
This Memorial Day, take just 30 seconds to remenm-
ber those who died in our wars, those who never made
it home, those who never had a chance for a life.
About 30 seconds is all the national media will de-
vote on the 6 O'clock news to the Memorial Day service
planned in Washington, D).C., to dedicate a memorial
monument to WWII, but you can see endless hours and
days of coverage of the Iraq prison-abuse scandal.


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Following his tour of duty in Afghanistan and his
.letters to Anna Maria Island students, U.S. Army Maj.
Rick Ely and his family will be welcomed to Anna
Maria Island on June 7.
Ely will visit the Island for the first time with wife
Joelle, daughter Kayla and son Alec, and hopefully
meet with some of the students and families he has
communicated with from Afghanistan.
A community welcome for the family honoring
Ely will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June
12, in the auditorium of Anna Maria Elementary
School, thanks to arrangements made by AME Princi-
pal Kathy Hayes.
Local businesses and folks have offered accommo-
dations and services to the family and Fantasy Travel
of Bradenton is providing a travel package.
They'll fly into Tampa, where they will receive a
rental car compliments of Paul and Pierrette Kelly, and
first visit Orlando attractions.
The family will then stay at the Tortuga Inn June
7-11 compliments of owner David Teitelbaum with
weekend accommodations still needed. Longboat Limo
has offered to drive Rick and Joelle to a romantic din-
ner donated by Euphemia Haye on Longboat Key.
The family will receive admission to Mote Marine
Aquarium, including a behind-scenes tour, and admis-
sion to Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary and a bay tour
aboard the Peli-boat.
A brunch for the family has been offered by Chef
Damon Presswood of Ooh La La!, including his favor-
ite dish for kids of any age "real French toast."
Other donations have included more than $200
cash, a banner for the welcome from Signs Made Here,
dining certificates to Minnie's Beach Cafe, Paradise
Bagel, Capalbo's, Beach City Market & Grill, the
Chiles Group restaurants, Beach House, Sandbar and
Mar Vista, Mama Lo's, the Old Salty Dog, certificates
from Island Scooter Rentals and Bradenton Beach Boat
Rentals, and a half-day fishing with Capt. Brian Kisluk


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Major Rick Ely will be on the Island next month to
visit with some of the children who he wrote to while
in Afghanistan.
of Out of Line charters.
Also donated is a family beach portrait by Jack
Elka Photograhics.
Cash donations are being sought to offset the cost
of other travel expenses.
Nancy Ambrose of The Islander newspaper and
the Rev. Bill Grossman of Harvey Memorial Commu-
nity Church can be contacted to make donations for the
family's visit.
To contribute to Ely's visit, contact Ambrose at
518-4431 or Grossman at 224-8608, or stop by The Is-
lander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.


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Ten years ago, the May 26,1994,
issue of The Islander
announced that:
The Anna Maria Planning Commission recom-
mended to the city commission that it vacate an alley
to Sandbar restaurant owner Ed Chiles. In exchange for
the vacation, Chiles said he would give the city an ease-
ment to another piece of property that would allow
passage of people and cars.
A controversial fence surrounding the Bradenton
Beach Marina property is only temporary, according to
owner Allan Bazzy, and should be removed in a few
months.
Island teenagers held a forum with The Islander
newspaper to discuss their views on drugs, sex, vio-
lence and juvenile delinquency among teens on the Is-
land.


Temps

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Date Low High Rainfall
May 16 71 91 .50
May 17 70 90 Trace
May 18 68 91 0
May 19 70 91 Trace
May 20 71 92 0
May 21 79 92 0
May 22 77 91 0
Average Gulf water temperature 820
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Scenic highway committee talking signs


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The Bradenton Beach Scenic Highway Committee
Corridor Management Entity has recommended to the
city commission that it schedule a joint worksession
with the CME to discuss a draft sign ordinance pre-
pared by the CME. The draft will be forwarded to the
commission for review prior to the worksession.
The committee originally was just looking at regu-
lation of vacation and rental signs along the Gulf Drive
corridor, but decided to prepare a draft ordinance to
cover signage throughout the city for commission re-
view and discussion. The draft is based in part on a sign
ordinance first drawn up by former Building Official
Bob Welch.
While acknowledging that CME's main focus is on
the scenic highway corridor, CME member Bill
Shearon said the draft is only for discussion purposes


and to get public input.
"This is only a recommendation for a meeting,"
noted CME Chairperson Judy Giovanelli at the May 19
CME meeting. The commission could choose not to
schedule a joint worksession, or defer the request.
But Commissioner Lisa Marie Phillips wants to
know why the CME was even discussing a "sign ordi-
nance" and a "stormwater utility revenue source."
In a May 18 letter to Mayor John Chappie, com-
mission liaison to the CME, Phillips said she did not
recall the commission asking the CME "to undertake
those issues.
"There must be some bad information circulating
out of those meetings," Phillips said, because she's al-
ready received three letters "voicing opposition to pro-
posed signage issues," issues with which she is cur-
rently unfamiliar.
She also questioned whether or not Chappie should


be discussing issues with the CME that are "truly com-
mission issues," and could be "voted on by you and the
commission."
Phillips said she wanted these issues "discussed as
soon as possible" and wants an opinion from the city
attorney "on the legalities of this situation."
That's exactly why the CME is forwarding its draft
ordinance to the commission and asking for a joint
worksession, said CME member Bob Herrington of the.
Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organiza-
tion.
He noted the CME had only "talked about a drain-
age project" for the corridor, and Philips' letter shows
that "some people don't fully understand what we are
doing. This is only a recommendation."
On another issue, Shearon said he was shocked to
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'Top Notch' photo contest under way in June


If you've got a great snapshot, we've got a contest
you could win.
The Islander photo contest will begin publishing
weekly winning photos on June 9. Eight weekly win-
ning pictures will be featured on the cover of The Is-
lander and one snapshot will be a grand prize winner
with prizes and gift certificates awarded by the news-
paper and local merchants.
The weekly deadline is noon Friday throughout the
contest with the first deadline June 4.
Judging begins by a selection of pictures that may
include abstract photos, still life pictures, landscapes
and scenics, candid unposed snapshots, action, holi-
days, humor and animal pictures. Nothing is over-
looked, including great kid pics, sentimental moments
and moments of personal triumph.
Send or deliver your favorites (no limits) weekly
to Top Notch Contest Editor, The Islander, 5404 Ma-


rina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.
Digital contest entries should be submitted in the
original JPG format via e-mail to
topnotch@islander.org or on CD. No retouching, en-
hancements or computer manipulation is allowed.
Complete rules and entry forms for the contest are
published below. Please attach a photo contest label to
each photo or CD you submit.
E-mail entrants must submit the label information
in the text of the e-mail, one photo attachment per e-
mail.
Photos without entry forms will be disqualified.
Additional photo labels are available at the newspaper
office or they may be copied.

Top notch beach shot
Joseph Wozniak took a weekly winning picture
last year. Get off the beach and get shooting!


Islander photo contest rules
1) The Islander Newspaper's Top Notch Photo Con-
test is strictly for amateur photographers. Amateur photogra-
phers are those who derive less than 5 percent of their income
from photography.
2) Black-and-white and color photographs taken after Jan.
1, 2003, are eligible. This allows for extended eligibility. Pho-
tos previously published (in any format/media) or entered in
any Islander or other competitions are not eligible.
3) Photographs may be taken with any make of camera.
No retouching or other alteration (except cropping) is permit-
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digital photo attachment. One e-mail per photo submission. Mail
entries to The Islander Top Notch Photo Contest, 5404 Marina
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winners. Any cash prize won by a minor will be awarded to a
parent or guardian. Prize rights are not transferable.

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THE ISLANDER 0 MAY 26, 2004 M PAGE 9


Sign ordinance reviewed
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 8


see the recycling bins purchased by the city contained
advertising for Ace Hardware/Crowder Brothers. He
found it hard to believe that the commission would not
allow a small sign at a proposed trolley stop for the
donor business, but would allow advertising on the
bins.
"I don't think the commission would have ap-
proved the bid if they had known of the advertising,"
noted Shearer. It certainly didn't come up when
Crowder Bros. was awarded the contract as the low
bidder. As far as he's concerned, Crowder Bros. should
supply new bins without advertising.
The CME also learned that the Florida Department
of Transportation has approved the bicycle paths along
Gulf Drive. Mike Sozaboski of the Manatee County
Parks and Recreation Department said a pre-construc-
tion meeting with DOT officials was scheduled for
June 7, the same day the grant application for the
project is due.
He also said the preliminary design for the multi-
use path from Seventh Street South through Coquina
Beach to the Longboat Pass Bridge is due to the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection by June 11.
Engineers from Wilson-Miller will conduct a site visit
to Coquina on May 27 as part of their preparations for
the design.


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Surprise for Mother's Day, mom
Carmen Manali was "as surprised as I could be when my husband came home from the Anna Maria Post
Office. He carried in a card from their daughter Nancy in Hawaii, shown here, but said there was a problem
because the card had no postage. "She'll just have to deliver it in person, Anthony said, and in she walked.
Nancy has been in Hawaii or 24 years and Carmen hasn 't been able to visit her in recent years. But she's one
happy morn now! Islander Photo: Bonner Joy


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Merging zydeco, gumbo
When it comes to music, dance, good food and fun,
Tuesday has moved to the top of the charts.
And Woodson Brothers' Seafood Grille Ifeaturing
the Gumbo Boogie Band is responsible.
The band is tight and fun-spirited, although restau-
rant owner Burt Woodson says, "Half the entertain-
ment is the dancers. They're serious about their danc-
ing, and it's a widespread age group 20- to 80-year-
olds."
Spectacular antics revolve around Gumbo
Boogie's two-step beat women upside down, air-
borne, flexible limbs akimbo, couples spinning and
twisting, bending backward and heads like mops, dip-
ping to the floor.
Bandleader Ryan Langley says, "It's a lot of fun."
It11 must be. The band has been together for nine
years, and has been playing Ca.jun night at Woodson's
for a year.
Langley says, "We're really like two bands in one.
We're a rhythm-and-blues band and a zydeco band.
Zydeco is basically rhythm and blues with an accor-
dion."
True enough, but there's more to the Gumbo
Boogie's music than just accordion.
The lineup features Chaz Trippy on drums and rub
board, a ribbed metal plate resembling a washboard
that is worn on the chest and rubbed with a stick. Steve
Page plays bass and sings. Langley plays accordion,
piano and a pocket trumpet with a big sound. Occasion-
filly, he whistles.
Langley is a third-generation accordion player. His
grandfather and father play accordion, as do many of
his relatives -- aunts, uncles aInd cousins. His fisamiily
owns the Music Music store in Bradenton, where Lan-
glev teaches accordion, piano. guitar. trumpet and other
instruments.
"\\'hate er the call is for. I'll teach it," he ,sax s.
The group first formed to play accordion-friendly
music, such as jug band tunes and bluegrass. But after
realizing a common interest in New Orleans, they be-
gan playing rhythm and blues and zvdeco.
Dwight Dupree, a fan of the band, a buff dancer
and enthusiastic historian of zydeco. says the word
derives from the Creole expression, "the beans have no
salt." The phrase suggests the poverty conditions of
Creoles living in southwest Louisiana and southeast
Texas, where the music first developed in the 1950s.


Emerging after World War II, zydeco drew on African-
Caribbean rhythms, Cajun instrumentation and rhythm
and blues.
Personalities such as Clifton Chanier and BooZoo
Chavis became early pioneers and celebrities of the
style and helped spread the sound.
It is definitely party music, and Dupree says, "It's
syncopated, accenting the off beats, and that's what
makes it such great dance music."
Before Elvis was swinging his hips, Chavis was
throwing ladies' panties (with his picture embossed on
the front) into the audience.
Zydeco artists frequently made two recordings of
songs one for the radio and one for the turntable.
The Gumbo Boogie Band plays a cleaned-up,
groovy version of the music.
The group gets around for a local band, playing
lots of parties and festivals.
They recently played the Crosswaite Fishing Tour-
nament party at the Bradenton Yacht Club and at
"Pardigras" at Pat O'Brian's in Universal Studios, Or-
lando. They had a blast doing a gig at Mira Laga,
Donald Trump's mansion in Palm Beach, Fla., where
lots of Bradenton "society" was in attendance.
Trippy had his picture shot standing next to a life-
size portrait of a preppy, college-aged Trump. "It was
great," he says.
The band has produced two compact discs, one of
Zydeco and R&B classics called "No Electric Guitars,"
and the other of mostly originals, "Show Your Love."
A third disc is in the works, and will probably be a live
CD because, according to Trippy, "We generate so
much energy from the audience and dancers."
At a recent performance, couples danced to songs
such as "Blueberry Hill," "Last Dance," "That's All
Right," "Red Beans" and an original Gumbo song,
"Creole Woman."
The musical meaning of "gumbo" came to the
forefront with the performance of a tune about New
Orleans that mixed together in a seamless, irresistible
groove, the textures and tones of a full drum set, trum-
pet, bass, tainmbourine, cowbell, vocals and whistling -
an impressive accomplishment for three guys.
nMost every performance at WVoodson Brothers'
fIeatulrcs Wv1111 nan Coarsev of," Cortez on haltrmonica.
Coarsevy is notable for being the longtime postmaster
of Corez and for playing the harmonica like a freight
train. When he steps to the stage, everyone cheers.
From its local origins. zvdeco is now an interna-
tional phenomenon with its own radio specials, festi-
vals and venue circuit. Dupree is just one of many
who've made the music and dance their passion.
There's a lot of passion going 'round at Woodsons'
every Tuesday at 6 p.m., with hot jambalaya and
gumbo on the stove.
For more information about the band, call Steve
Page at 720-1989.


Zydeco boogie at Woodson Brothers
The Gunblho Boogie Band plays its daice-f:ie ully ydleco music at Woodson Brothers' Scafood Grille. Pic-
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Island Biz 77 8-4751

At the same time as his move, Capt. Scott has also
brought "The Fishing Challenge" television show to
Holmes Beach. Episodes will be filmed out of Holmes
Beach and in the surrounding waters.
"The Fishing Challenge" combines reality TV with 800-771-7163
some great fishing adventures and a weekly mini-tour- 531 2 Marina Drive Holmes Beach
nam.ent, Capt. Scott said. www.island-florist.com
Each week, a two-member team from around the
country will challenge another team to a one-day mini-
fishing tournament against each other for some incred-
ible prizes. 1 41a l 1 _o g
." The challenge season will last 12 weeks and there
are several ultimatet" prizes offered, including an all-
i expenses-paid trip to the Bahamas, along with a chance
to'compete in the final showdown called "The Fishing
Challenge All Stars" in Venezuela.
"The Fishing Challenge" shows will air on Bright
House network Channel 47 cable television weekly 5316 Marina Drive 778-0904
Island dentist heads dental society beginning June 17 at 9 p.m., Scott noted.
Island resident and dentist Dr. Gv Yatros, left, was For more information on "The Fishing Challenge,"
recently elected president of the Manatee County or to learn about sponsorships, call 1-866-GAME-
Dental Society and received his gavel front outgoing FISH or Capt. Scott at 232-458 .1.. ,,.
president Dr. Dave Fabre. Dr. Yatros' office is
located at 3909 E. Bay Drive in Ho/hnes Beach. Islanders start electronic

Sunny new living facility medical billing service ,
Island resident Judy Giovanclli of Bradenton
The Sunny Bower assisted-living residence re- a
cently opened at 1604 71st St. N.W. in Bradenton. The Beach along xwith Anna Maria staff members All Ladies
facility is owned by Annie's Homes for the Elderly, AnnMarie Thorpe and Diane Percycoe have formed
which also operates Our Island Home assisted-livin Accelerated Medical Reimbursement Services for the 4 Swimwear
which also operates Our Island Home assisted-living
facility on South Drive in Anna Maria. Bradenton health-care industry. All three are certified -' Wednesday
Medical Rimbursment Profssional.nday
Sunny Bower will offer accommodations for 16 Medical Reibursement Professionals. t Sunda
persons in the Shaw's Pointe section of Bradenton. The "Health care providers are drowning in a sea of red
company has an Ii -unit facility called Marella House tape. and paperwork imposed on them by the insurance
in central Bradenton. industry that is tVin g up their valuable time, delavinc
Annie Close founded the company in 1996after reillbursements and hurting cash flqw. We are the so-
immigrating to Anna Maria Island from Great Britain lution to these problems. said Percvcoe, who is also
in the early 1990s. A registered nurse with extensive a certified medical coder. L.' I:E. Wil '. I
experience in long-term care and assisted living, she Services offered range from filing claims electroni- S & S Plaza Holmes Beach 778-4505
experience in long-term care and assisted living, she
opened Our Island Home when she received her call to full-practice management involving posting of
Florida license in 1996. payments, filing claims with secondary and tertiary
iForirdac, and Ient license in1996..
''I've always believed in treating the elderly with i d .
L, Tholorpe mid Percycoc \\111 be inble tiid midhs an
dignity and compassion," Annie said. "The opportunity
to serve our residents and families is the joy of my life." weekends when it doesn't interfere with city business.
All ALFs operated by Annie's Homes offer a full ile Govanelli will handle daytime duties. HANDCRAFTED
array of services and amenities, including three home- To reach Accelerated BRACELETedical Reimburseent
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To learn more about Sunny Bower and Annie's Teitelbaum purchases p14ces subject to change
Homes for the Elderly, call 792-2144. Tradewinds Resort ..-
David Teitelbaum has closed on another Bradenton
Beach property.
Teitelbaum said he and wife Penelope Naylor, as the -N CE i
Teitelbaum Development Inc.. purchased the the
Tradewinds Resort. 1603 Gulf Drive, May 18 foi $6 Sterling

Blinkoff, principal. nvil
Teitelbaum had announced in January he had a 5;341 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217 778-3636
.. contract pending on the property, which consists of 35
cota c US you live
tiunits.
He said his intent was to retain the resort as a ho- hel live
tel, but that each of the units would be sold in the same L
fashion as a condominium. Individual prices per unit your life pain-free
range from $275,000 to $310,000. Closing on 19 of the your
units is expected in the next few weeks, with four more
for sale. The remainder are being retained by iinpab i.ti t hre treatet of:
Teitelbaum as investments, lie said. .;..,u. P;i, N',ck P.:un
Resortquest will continue to handle the day-to-day cm R, k InjunIt
rental operation on the property, he added. t ...', S,.dcm Headaches
He has said that zoning on the Tradewinds property Neuroinuscu;lar & Sports Massage
could allow 56 units, but he has no plans to add to the
site. "It's so beautiful, so special, we love the fact that
it's low density. It has that Old Florida look."
Teitelbaum is also the developer of Old Bridge
~---.. Village on Bay Drive South in the city, as well as the ISL M ASSAGE
S Tortuga Inn, 1325 Gulf Drive, next door to the
: Tradewinds.
S Tortuga Inn has also converted from motel to con- ..4---- E
New Islander dominium-resort, and continues to be rented as a mo- 1 .0
Capt. Scott Hopp of the Sports Animal Fishing Show tel by Resortquest.
on WDAE 620 AM-radio recently moved to Holnes .. :
Beach with wife Deanne. Islander Photo: Rick Callin Got a new business going up in Anta Maria Island,. .
Cortez or Lougboat Key? lHow about ,a new prodch't or, '. 1'941) 779-0066
Capt. Scott now an Islander service, an anniversary, a new hire, or an awa-wi Holmes Beach Business Pa
Capt. Scott Hopp, co-host of the Sports Anirnmal ning sta.f member? Call Island Biz at 778-7978, O.faen
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THE ISLANDER 0 MAY 26, 2004 E PAGE 13


BIEO learns of Center expansion plans


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
A dream nearly four years in planning by the Anna
Maria Island Community Center may soon become a
reality.
Center Director Pierrette Kelly told the Coalition
of Barrier Island Elected Officials May 19 that
fundraising for the $2.5 million Center expansion
project has reached the 60 percent level, and that's just
from a few private contributors on a list of nearly 80
potential donors.
Once 80 percent of the funds are raised, the Cen-
ter will go "public" to the Island population for contri-
butions. At the same time, said Kelly, the Center is still
applying for various grants for the renovation and ex-
pansion project.
The major renovation is to move the front entrance
from Magnolia Avenue to Palm Avenue, in effect
switching the current front and back entrances. Kelly
said this would relieve the parking burden for Magno-
lia Avenue residents and create more parking on Palm.
Residents on both streets are in favor of the plan, she
told the BIEO. It will also be a lot safer to use Palm
Avenue as the dropoff and pickup location, she added.
"This is the least disruptive plan to residents, and
the most positive to help parking," Kelly said.
"Our Magnolia Avenue neighbors really like the
plan to move traffic," as do Palm Avenue residents, she
observed. Most of the houses along Palm Avenue be-
hind the Center face the opposite direction and are
unaffected by parking at the Center.
The overall plan calls for a two-story T-shaped
building adjacent to the current gymnasium along with
a single-story building that together will add about
10,000 square feet of space. This will create a number
of rooms for dance, drama and computer classes, and
the Center will also establish a culinary arts school.
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and the entrances and exits to the Center.
A design engineer has been retained for the plans, but
Kelly said these are only preliminary plans, not final. Once
all the expansion plans are confirmed, along with associ-
ated cost estimates, they will be presented to the public.
She hopes to begin construction in December 2004, but
that's not a finn date. A private benefactor has agreed to
provide interest-free construction financing.
The Center currently serves about 1,500 children
and 3,000 adults annually and expansion has been
needed for the past 10 years, she observed.
In other BIEO business, Holmes Beach Mayor
Carol Whitmore said her city wants to enforce the or-
dinance requiring street number addresses on houses to
be clearly displayed. This is primarily for emergency
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according to county officials, Whitmore said. She
asked each Island city to consider sharing in the cost of
the "flyer," which she said would be minimal.
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn said she would dis-
cuss the issue with her city commission, noting that
earlier in the day, she had received a report from the
city's code enforcement officer that there were "hun-
dreds" of houses in Anna Maria without a street num-
ber.
"And that's unacceptable," she added.
The BIEO also got a report from County Commis-
sioner Jane von Hahmann on the county's objections to
the latest Arvida site plan for its proposed 668-unit
condominium project on Perico Island (see separate
story). That plan was approved by the Bradenton Plan-
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Bradenton City Council agenda.
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'All About Florida' kids' programs at library

The Island Branch Library will have a two-month Maria String Band. safety training course, advance registration required
schedule of programs designed for youngsters from July 6, "Florida Sea Turtles," Suzi Fox, director of (call 776-1158), 1-4 p.m.
June 8-July 27 in the statewide "All About Florida" Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch. Saturday, June 12, family origami class, 10:30 a.m.




The schedule: July 27, "Art for Fun's Sake," Ginger White, direc- a Dat Bil
June 8, "Florida Citrus: The Big Squeeze" pre- tor of the Anna Maria Art League. There are still openings in the vacation Bible
sented by Travis Seawright of the Manatee County Also on the library's schedule for June are two school at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, which opens
Extension Service. exhibits: book and toy collection of K.K. Hardy and oil June 7 for one week.
June 15, "Get Hooked on Boats and Fishing," and acrylic paintings by Debbie Flint. It is for youngsters from age 4 through fifth-grade
Capt. Zach Zacharias, fishing charter skipper sailing Other events on the June program: every day for the June 7-11 week at the church 6608







out of Cortez. Tuesday, June 1-29, veterans service interviews Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
June 22. "Snakes and Things," John Storms, rep- clients by appointment (call 749-3030), 1-4 p.m. There will be crafts, games, music, Bible stories
tile handler, the program to be at the Community Cen- Wednesday, June 9, Friends of the Island Library and more to keep the children busy, the church said,
ter. Book Club, 10:30 a.Center. and snacks will be provided. They may be registered by
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Streetli e


Islands police reports
Anna Maria
No reports.

Bradenton Beach
May 2, 2000 Gulf Drive, Coquina Beach park,
property damage. A large Australian pine tree limb fell
on a parked car, causing damage to the front fender and
hood of the vehicle. No one was injured.
May 2, 2500 block of Avenue A, information. A
water fountain in a park area was apparently broken by
some juveniles. According to the report, officers deter-
mined the fountain was accidentally broken.
May 3, 109 First St. N., Bridgewalk, drug arrest.
Robert Lawton, 35, of Bradenton, was arrested for
possession of cocaine and marijuana after an officer
reported seeing Lawton walking around the parking lot
with a knife in his hand. Lawton refused to drop his
knife and the officer waited for backup before appre-
hending the suspect.
May 5, 900 block of Gulf Drive South, warrant. A
woman stopped for speeding was arrested on a Pinellas
County warrant for receiving goods with a worthless
check.
May 8, 100 block of 12th Street, lost property. A
woman reported her handgun missing from her resi-
dence. According to the report, the woman recently
moved to a new residence and is unsure if the gun was
misplaced during the move or stolen.
May 8, 2200 Gulf Drive North, Seaside Inn and
Resort, trespass warning. A couple were given a tres-
pass warning after they parked along the beach-access
walkway in front of a Dumpster used by the resort. The
couple was issued a trespass warning after threatening
to "get even" with the manager, who had called police
to have the vehicle moved.
May 11, 1700 block of Gulf Drive South, towed
vehicle. A vehicle was towed after it apparently broke
down and was left parked on the right of way.
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Husband has Iraq, she has Island


Island Players season
finale, awards
Island Players' theater board
of directors wrapped up its
2003-04 season with awards
and dinner at the Bradenton
Country Club. Artistic staff
and board members received
recognition for years of
service to the theater and the
top award for outstanding
service to the Island Players,
the Igo Award, named for
founder Harold Igo, was
presented by President Alice
Doeden, left, to Peggy
Faarup, president four years
ago, current first vice pres;-
dent, and coordinator of the
recent renovation project.
Islander Photo: Bonner Joy


I


Rotary honors
Island students
Three Island Students were honored Tuesday
by the Anna Maria Island Rotary Club with the
"Service Above Self' award for their service to
their fellow students during the school year.
At Anna Maria Elementary School, fifth-
graders Chelsea Crowton and Patrick Facheris
were honored. This was an unusual year because
two students, not just one, were selected by the
judges for the award.
"It was a tie, and so Rotary decided to honor
both." said Cindi Harrison, counselor for AME.
The names of the recipients will be added to a
plaque displayed in the school administration
office.
In a ceremony at Island Middle School,
Marley Auerbach was singled out for her unself-
ish work with others during the very hectic final
year of the school's operation.
Island Rotarian Jim Dunne attended awards
ceremonies at both Island schools and presented
the students with individual plaques.
This is the second year the Island Rotary
Club has presented this award.


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
These are pretty gloomy times for Melissa
Elbert, with husband Ed in Iraq and she and two
children here, but there is a bright spot.
Oh, there are some light places to go along
with it all. Her parents, for example: Marc and
Mary Deur, who helped her find an apartment and
furnish it when she came here from Germany in
February. And they watch the kids on occasion,
and help in many other ways.
Her job at Busy Bee Day Care, near enough
to her apartment so she can walk to work, and take
her children with her to the job.
The kids themselves, only 5 and almost 3 but
old enough to be aware that Daddy is not around
and missing him but being good for him around
Mom.
The Island, which she loves. So do the kids,
anyway the beach part. Melissa likes to run "and
the Island is just great for that." Her father
watches the kids a couple of times a week so she
can run.
E-mail and telephone, which are OK for com-
munication with husband Ed, but they aren't to-
tally dependable, she says, and are subject to in-
terruption by technical problems nobody identi-
fies.
From Pfc. Ed Elbert's point of view, Iraq is
his duty and he's pleased enough to be able to do
it, she said, but "the landscape is flat and boring


and hot and dirty, and when he's not driving a truck in
a convoy through it he's in a guard tower where he can
see more of it than he wants."
He was working in food service when they met
and married in Holland, Mich., then was an electri-
cian until that work petered out too. He joined the
Army for his country and for a steady income, she
said.
He was stationed in Schweinfurt, Germany, and his
wife and children were living with him there in Febru-
ary when he was reassigned to Iraq for a year. That's
where he will be when his Iraq tour is over, and she will
rejoin him.
"I could have stayed in Germany, but I wasn't
comfortable there so I came where my parents were -
Anna Maria Island." They had retired early to their
condo in Holmes Beach; here, her father works for
Gettel Motors and mother is executive assistant to a
real estate agent on Siesta Key. She knows of no other
woman in her situation on the Island.
Ed hopes to have two weeks rest and recuperation
leave, transportation provided, perhaps in July. Then he
will be here for a few days to "take the kids to Disney
World."
Meanwhile, she finds life without him "very hard."
She just deals with it as it comes along, "because you
have to."
But there are e-mail, phone calls, letters. The let-
ters are best, she has found, because they are not as
limited as phone calls and e-mails can be. They write
each other every day "that's the best way to know


The Elbert family. Husband Ed is in Iraq.

he gets it."
And the U.S. mail provides that bright spot: "In
many ways our communication with each other is
better than it's ever been. We make it count. We
can't waste words, we don't always get so many."


'Altered Containers' at Island Galley
West
"Altered Containers" is the title and work of'Osprey
potter Carol Mayer being showcased at Island
Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach,
through June 5. She specializes in unconventional
vases and other creative containers for flower
arrangements. The co-op gallery has some 30 local
artists and is open Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5
p.m. Information: 941-778-6648.


Trolley trash problem
on way to solution
A longstanding and worsening problem of trash at
bus stops is being tackled by Keep Manatee Beautiful,
which began its public-education campaign this week.
Ingrid McClellan, executive director of the organi-
zation, said signs at bus and trolley stops and on the
vehicles are being posted under a $2,500 grant from the
Southwest Florida Water Management District.
Swiftmud's interest stems from the fact that what-
ever is dumped on the street ends up in the water, she
said.
"Some people waiting for the trolley or bus just
drop their trash on boarding their transportation," she
said. "They don't realize that it ends up in the bay or
the Gulf through the stormdrain system."
The "Stash Your Trash" signs are designed to alert
people to the problem, she said, and will go on trolleys
and buses and will be stenciled bus stop seats. Informa-
tion on the program may be obtained by calling 795-
8272.


Major Island developers

owe back taxes
Some of the leading developers on Anna Maria
Island failed to make the May I deadline to pay their
property taxes, and have until June I to pay those taxes.
Otherwise, said a spokesperson for the Manatee
County Tax Collectors office, tax sale certificates for
the amounts owed will go on sale June 1.
GSR LLC, developers of the Villa Rosa in Anna
Maria and the Rosa del Mar in Bradenton Beach, owe
$39,226 in taxes for its Bradenton Beach properties,
and $28,170 for Anna Maria land.
Perico Harbor Marina LLC, which plans to dredge
about four acres of marina bottom to build wet slips for
deep-draft boats, owes $52,977 in property taxes.
Island Marine LLC, which failed to get a variance
in Anna Maria to build five single-family homes on its
Pine Avenue properties, has a past due tax bill of
$10,268.
In Holmes Beach, Tidemark Properties LLC,
which is now in federal bankruptcy court, owes
$49,007 in back taxes.
Purchasers of tax sale certificates would be entitled
to interest on their back tax payment, should thile prop-
erty owners eventually pay the taxes. If the taxes are
not paid, the certificate holder could gain control of I ic
property and force a sale.






THE ISLANDER S MAY 26, 2004 U PAGE 17


Memorial Day more than a holiday


Carmella LaSpada recalls asking children what
Memorial Day meant, and their main response: "That's
the day the pool opens."
She wasn't on Anna Maria Island, where swim-
ming pools can open a lot earlier than May 31, but the
response told her that Memorial Day was in trouble. On
that day in 1996 she decided to do something about it.
Now she is executive director of the White House
Commission on Remembrance. "A Gallup Poll indi-
cated that only 28 percent of Americans know the
meaning of Memorial Day and most view it at a day off
rather than a day to connect with our nation's history
by honoring those who gave their lives for us," she
said. She lobbied for a Day of Remembrance, and con-

Officers to be elected by FISH
The Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage will
elect officers at its annual meeting from 6-8 p.m.
Thursday, May 27, at Miller's dock in Cortez.
The recently restored historic dock is between
Alcee Taylor's Boatshop Museum and the Fulford Fish
House at the end of 123rd Street West on the waterfront
of the historic fishing village. Dinner will be potluck.
Additional details may be obtained by calling 708-
4935 or 794-7165.

Yacht Club Poker Run Saturday
The Cortez Yacht Club Poker Run will start at a
restaurant, touch base at restaurants and climax with a
party at a restaurant Saturday, May 29.
The new club's seagoing run will start at 11 a.m.
at the Seafood Shack Restaurant and Marina, 4114
127th St., Cortez, go to Rotten Ralph's Waterfront
Restaurant in Anna Maria, then to Johnny Leverock's
Seafood House, 12320 Manatee Ave. W., onward to
Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant & Pub, 760 Broadway
on north Longboat Key, and ultimately back to the
Seafood Shack for a party and announcement of results
by 3:30 p.m.
Entries may be registered and additional informa-
tion obtained by calling 794-8703.
Ballet students to have changes
Ballet students of Maureen Dye will be taught by
Rebecca Sinclair at her academy during the summer,
Dye has announced.
Intermediate and. beginning students will meet
from 10-11:30 a.m. Monday from June 14-July 19 at
the Sinclair Dance Academy, 7451 Manatee Ave. W.,
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It started as Decoration Day in 1858 as a time set
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"Katy" Jodat is shown here with Sam McDowell in
the Island Players March production "Over the
River and Through the Woods."

Kathryn Lee Jodat
Kathryn Lee Jodat, 23, has died.
She was a graduate of the University of Central
Florida. She performed in "Over the River and Through
the Woods" and "Gun-Shy" at the Island Players. She
appeared in several productions at Manatee Commu-
nity College. She did commercials for television, per-
formed in television shows and has done some short
film work.
Memorial services were May 23 at Longboat Is-
land Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to
Bayside Community Church Building Fund, P.O. Box
20997, Bradenton FL 34204.
She is survived by parents Kristine Marciales and
Gary Jodat; step-mother Werther Marciales; brother
Nathan; sister Ashley; and grandparents Joyce and
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20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers buried there.
Within 20 years most communities observed the
day, and after World War I such notations began to
include the dead of all U.S. wars. Congress made it a
national holiday in 1971.
To settle arguments of origin, President Lyndon
Johnson in 1966 declared Waterloo, N.Y., the official
founding place.
Since the observances occur in cemeteries rather
than churches, none of the Island's six churches plans
Memorial Day ceremonies although most pastors plan
to make note of it in their sermons Sunday.


Local Legionnaires

join tribute to

veterans
Local veterans will join the tribute to World
War II veterans during the dedication of the World
War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., this week.
A four-day event will surround the dedication
in the capital, and a similar tribute is being ar-
ranged by Bradenton's Kirby Stewart Post 24,
American Legion.
Chairing the four-day event here starting
Thursday is Len Sirotzki, who said Manatee
County is home to more than 39,000 veterans, of
whom 13,000 served in World War II.
"It would be wonderful for every single one of
them to come to the post to sign our own World
War II registry," he said, "and for all of us to say
'Thank you,' not just to them but to the whole
World War II generation."
The registry will be placed in a time capsule on
Veterans Day Nov. 11, he said. Meanwhile, four
days of ceremonies and fun are planned May 27-
30 at the post, 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton.
A film festival of vintage movies of the time is
planned and, "reflective of the period," popcorn
will be free. There will be speakers during the four
days, said Sirotzki, and "open microphone" peri-
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IMS graduates celebrate an extraordinary journey


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
The 2003-04 school year was plagued by contro-
versy but the graduating eighth-grade class was able to
laugh in the face of adversity at a beachfront com-
mencement ceremony Friday, May 21, at the Sandbar
restaurant in Anna Maria.
Students made light of the turnover in staff and the
school district decision to close the Island Middle
School, choosing instead to celebrate the outstanding
accomplishments of the 28 graduates who persevered
to the end.
Julie Krokroskia, IMS Parent-Teacher Organiza-
tion president, welcomed family and friends, admitting
the year offered some marvelous and not-so-marvelous
experiences.
"If nothing else, they can say it was memorable,"
Krokroskia said. "It wasn't boring and every day was
an adventure. They will be able to look back on many
valuable lessons."
IMS graduate Marshall Upshaw agreed that stu-
dents learned to survive the turmoil by adjusting and
respecting other people's opinions.
"We learned a great deal about Island politics,"
Upshaw said, and offered his own observation. "You
can't always hop the fence. Sometimes you need to go
around the fence to get the ball."
Holmes Beach police resource officer Pete Lannon
was the keynote speaker. He told the graduates that
"good kids do get rewarded."
"Look at these kids and see what they can do for
our community," Lannon said. "It's been an honor to
work with them and I know they will have a good fu-
ture."
Former IMS Director Jeanne Shell attended the
ceremony and gave special recognition to the nine stu-
dents who have attended the Island school every year
it was open.
The graduating charter students among the school's
first sixth-grade class are Cody Beaver, James Davis,
Billy Krokroskia, Lori Manali, Jake Orr, Christopher
Renna, Joshua Schieble, Alexa Thorne and Billy
Wilks.
Shell also recognized Beaver with a "Royal Order
of the Geese" award for demonstrating leadership and
providing motivation and encouragement to fellow stu-
dents during his time at IMS.
IMS shutdown coordinator Larry Fowler told par-
ents "the talent of the kids here is unusual."
Fowler pointed out students have been recognized



Yearbook maker
IMS parent Beverly
Beaver holds the 2003-04
school yearbook she put N '
together for IMS students.
Beaver devoted a week of
her time pulling together
photographs and high-
lights of the school year
including academic
accomplishments, more
than 30 Conch Fritter
Band shows, community
service work and tribute
to dedicated staff. The
"Gone But Not Forgot-
ten" page highlights .
more than 50 staff and
students who left IMS
before the close of the
school year. Johnson ,
Printing in Bradenton
worked with Beaver to
Sget the yearbook printed
before the last day of
school. Beaver took over
production of the year- .
book when the project
was left unfinished by a
former staff member.
Islander Photo:
Diana Bogan i


American legion awards
Charly Hood and Marshall Upshaw were awarded
the American Legion Award from Kirby Stewart
American Legion Post No. 24. Hood and Upslaw
were selected based on their leadership, patriotism,
character and integrity. James Davis and Rachel
Bassett received an honorable mention from the
Americanr Legion. Islander Photos: Diana Bogan

nationally for their volunteerism and excelled at the
music competition held in Orlando.
"We weren't first, we were all by ourselves,"
Fowler said. "We were the Smarty Jones of the [World
Festival Tours] Competition."
Fowler also recognized the academic accomplish-
ments made by students this year. "I'm the one who has
to cap this thing off, but did you see how we knocked
them out in FCAT? Someone did something right."
The 2004 eighth-grade class Florida Comprehen-
sive Assessment Test scores were the third highest in
the county in math and science and the highest scores
countywide in reading and writing.
Students who scored in the top 10 percent of their
class on the FCAT were given certificates of achieve-
ment. Rachel Bassett, Cory Costello, Josh Schieble and
Marshall Upshaw earned certificates for FCAT read-


Gee-whiz
Members of Island Middle School's Conch Fritter
Band presented teacher Jinli Gee with a guitar
signed by his students as a token of their apprecia-
tion. Gee is the only teacher to remain employed at
IMS for the entire three years it was open. Students
and parents credit hin for his guidance, leadership
and mentoring.
ing. Cory Costello, Nathan Harrod and Charly Hood
earned certificates for FCAT math.
On the writing portion of the test. Madeline
Besemer, Charly Hood and Billy Krokroskia were
among the top 10 percent and Josh Schieble raised the
bar earning a 6.0 the highest score possible.
The Presidential Gold Award in reading was
awarded to Nathan Harrod and Billy Krokroskia. And
two American Legion Awards were presented to
Charly Hood and Marshall Upshaw, while James Davis
and Rachel Bassett received honorable mentions from
the American Legion Post No. 24.
Each teacher also gave out student recognition
awards. Social studies teacher Marilyn Kelly recog-
nized James Davis and Lydia Mayernick for good citi-
zenship and willingness to share ideas.
Science teacher Sanford Brousseau recognized
Jake Orr, Lydia Mayernick, Josh Schieble, Alexa
Thorne and Marshall Upshaw for an exceptional job in
class.
Language arts teacher Ashley Ellis recognized
Alexa Thorne, Josh Wildman and Matt Wilson.
Madeline Besemer and Alberto Cadena were rec-
ognized for their creativity and artistic ability.
Music teacher Jimi Gee recognized each of his
band students and gave them a compact disc recording
of the Conch Fritter Band titled, "Before We Go."
The compact disc features all the big hits that led
to the band's first-place win in Orlando earlier this
month. Gee said that in the history of the World Festi-
val Tours Competition the judges have awarded six
outstanding soloist awards and five of them have been
awarded to IMS Conch Fritter members.
Gee's students also recognized his achievement as
a teacher, presenting him with a guitar signed by band
members.
Gee is the only teacher who taught at IMS for the
three years it was open and, as a professional musician,
was hired as an "expert-in-field" to create a music pro-
gram.
"Gee is the only one who stayed," said IMS gradu-
ate Cory Costello. "He is an incredible mentor.
"It has been said that years down the road we will
remember one teacher who helped us strive to be the
best. You're that teacher," Costello told Gee. "We hope
we meet up with you in the future and every accom-
plishment we make, we'll be thinking of you."
Schieble gave the final closing remarks. He recog-
nized that IMS is not about statistics but people. He
joked that the graduating class has learned "a lot about
people who want power too much and to avoid them."
He advised his classmates to remember all the
good times and added that "we made fun of the bad
times so thoroughly that now they'll be remembered
too."


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THE ISLANDER N MAY 26, 2004 0 PAGE 19


IMS class of 2004
The Island Middle School graduation class of 2004 gathered with family at the Sandbar restaurant for a
commencement ceremony and dinner. Twenty-eight students graduated IMS, which is now officially closed.
Islander Photos: Diana Bogan



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Charter students
Former IMS director Jeanne Shell recognized nine graduating eighth-graders as charter students. Cody
Beaver, James Davis, Billy Krokroskia, Lori Manali, Jake Orr, Christopher Renna, Joshua Schieble, Alexa
Thorne and Billy Wilks were presented with gold medallions from Shell because they were among the first
sixth-grade class enrolled at IMS.


IMS leader
IMS graduate Cody Beaver was given the "Royal
Order of the Geese" award from former IMS Direc-
tor Jeanne Shell for being a leader, a motivator and
an encouraging voice throughout the three years he
attended the Island school. The award is given to a
person who, like migrating geese, knows how to
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By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
The Anna Maria Elementary School community is
saying goodbye to another friendly face at the end of
the school year senior secretary Cheryl Bennett.
Bennett announced that she is taking over the se-
nior secretary position at Samoset Elementary School
in Bradenton starting in the fall.
The determining factor for Bennett was the prox-
imity to her home and grandchildren. For the past five
years Bennett has been commuting 30 minutes each
morning to AME and during tourist season it takes her
an hour to get home.
Bennett's decision to work 10 minutes from home
also allows her to spend more time with her grandchil-
dren, Dane, 7, and Raenn, 5, who will be attending
another school close to Samoset.
Bennett said she is looking forward to the oppor-
tunity to meet her grandkids for lunch and spend more
time with them after school.
"I wasn't pursuing another job," Bennett said. "I
found out about the opening from my friend who was
leaving the position. It was pure accident that I found
out and I didn't know if I'd get another chance. There
are too many good things about making the move."
Bennett said there are plenty of things she will miss
about AME. For one, the smallness of the school and
her seat by the window where she can watch the daily
activities unfold.
Samoset has approximately 470 students compared
to AME's 310 students and twice the staff. -
Bennett says there are many special things to re-
member about AME, but one thing she will take with
her is the way the community welcomed her from the
very first day she came to work at the Island school.
"The teachers and community welcomed me with
open arms and it's never been any different," Bennett
said.
She began her career with the school district as a
volunteer and then a teacher's aide at Oneco Elemen-
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Shields will be taking over Bennett's duties. Shield's
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AME's Bennett transfers to Samoset Elementary


Goodbye Bennett
Anna Maria Elementary school senior secretary Cheryl Bennett is saying goodbye to the school by the bay
after five years. Islander Photo: Diana Bogan


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Berger takes summer camp 'out of this world'


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Shirley Berger joined the staff at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center last October and already has
plans to take kids "out of this world."
As the education administrator for the Center,
Berger oversees the afterschool program finishing up
for the summer May 28 and the summer camp program
that begins June 1.
Berger is originally from Abington, Penn., but
lived in New York for the past 28 years. She brings an
extensive background in education and nutrition to her
new position at the Center.
Berger worked in the New York State Education
Department for 26 years in several capacities with re-
sponsibilities such as managing child nutrition pro-
grams, supervising regional offices, financial manage-
ment, professional development, grants and manage-
ment.
Berger said she moved to Bradenton to assist her
mother after she suffered a stroke. She saw the Center's
advertisement for an education director and seized the
opportunity to work with kids.
"In college I always wanted to open my own
daycare but things didn't work out that way," Berger
said. "I love working with kids and this seemed like the
perfect opportunity to do what I always wanted to do."
With the school year coming to a close, Berger is
wrapping up the Center's TLC after-school program
and preparing to launch into the Center's summer camp
activities.
This year's camp theme is "Road Trip to Mars and
Beyond" and runs from June 1 to Aug. 6 at the Center.
Berger said each week campers will study a differ-
ent planet. There will also be a lot of field trips and
activities. Berger said she tried to keep some of the
favorite activities from past summers as well as intro-
duce new items.
This summer instead of three activity stations,
campers will rotate through five activities: science; arts
and crafts; sports; group games and songs; and music,
drama and theater.
A new feature this summer will be the addition of
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finalized. The swim class will meet once a week for
four weeks starting June 9 and costs an additional $20.
Transportation to the pool and a certified lifeguard will
be provided by the Center.
This year Berger says she has 10 full-time counse-
lors and three counselors in training. Teens 14 and
older can participate as volunteers working side by side
with a counselor. Applications for CIT positions are
available at the Center.
Children will be grouped with counselors by age
and Berger said the number of kids per group varies
with enrollment.
The camp day is 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., but parents
can elect for early drop off at 7:30 a.m. or late pickup
at 6 p.m. for an additional $1 per day.
There is a $15 registration fee and the cost of the
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Monday and Thursdays each week campers will
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Park and Great Explorations.
Kids can also look forward to time at the beach,
movies, bowling, ice-skating and more.
Space is still available for children entering first-
through fifth-grade and Berger said scholarship appli-
cations are still available.
The Center estimates that more than $16,000 will
be required for summer camp scholarships based on
preliminary enrollment and has teamed up with the Sun
House Restaurant in Bradenton Beach for a Summer
Camp Scholarship Benefit.
On June 3, the Sun House Restaurant in Bradenton
Beach will offer a 10 percent discount on lunch or din-
ner and then donate the discounted amount to the
Center's camp scholarship fund.
Berger said she plans to announce several events
throughout the summer to help fund the field trips. The
camp staff is also in need of donations such as art sup-
plies, games and Legos.
"If you happen to be cleaning out your closet, we
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Anna Maria Islanders' dream is fantasticc'


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach residents DuWayne and Judy
"Jude" Dzibinski have created and patented a
"Pantastic" cooking pan that promises to be a must for
every kitchen.
Their "Pantastic/Veggie Tunnel" is advertised as a
"one-pan wonder," said DuWayne enthusiastically, and
may be "the only pan you'll ever need for all your
cooking needs."
The Pantastic essentially allows the cook to put all
items for the meal meat, vegetables, pasta, fish, etc.
- into the same cooking pan without losing any fla-
vor or nutrients.
In fact, said DuWayne, the Pantastic works better
than traditional cooking because the vegetables aren't
cooked in water, and retain their bright colors and origi-
nal textures.
DuWayne, who has had a life-long passion for
cooking, spent more than a year designing a pan that
would "allow me to season each item individually
while still being able to prepare a full meal in a single
pan."
After much experimentation, the result was the
"Pantastic," a "kettle-like, multi-level, one-piece pan
with a dome cover," said DuWayne.
The "Pantastic" has a deep base for cooking meats,
fish and poultry, while an upper trough contains the
vegetables.
"Each item can be individually seasoned to taste
and cooked together, but they still retain their separate
and unique flavors. I also discovered that when cooked
at a medium-high temperature, the entire meal would
be ready at the same time."
The radiant heat and built-in basting mechanism
produces succulent chicken, meats and fish, in addition
to "crunchy, delicious vegetables."
Another bonus of the Pantastic is that the meal
cooks in half the time using just one burner on the stove
and the drip gate ensures almost fat-free meats and
poultry.
"I was ecstatic when I put this together," exclaimed


DuWayne proudly.
"I had succeeded beyond my original goal of just
keeping the vegetables separated. I had discovered a
whole new way of cooking. I can load it, forget it, and
serve it right to the table, and only one pan to wash. It
was a miracle."
DuWayne and Jude took their pan on the road, so
to speak, and have demonstrated its virtues at home,
boat and RV shows.
It's been an overnight success and they've formed
a company that sells Pantastic by mail order and via the
Internet.
Included in the $35 price are shipping costs, two
cooking racks and a recipe book. Fantastic is also avail-
able on Anna Maria Island at Ace Hardware in the
Anna Maria Shopping Centre in Holmes Beach, and at
Loving Touches on St. Armands Circle.
To learn more about Pantastic, call DuWayne or
Judy at 778-4256 or visit their Web site at
www.amisland.com/amisland/pantastic.

Fantastic reunion
DuWayne and Judy Dzibinski have been married
just five years and are both retired.
They've actually known each other more than 50
years, and first met when DuWayne was just 7 years
old and moved to Muskego, Wis.
His neighbor across the street was Judy, and she
was the first person he met when he moved there.
They became best friends for the next seven years.
Judy's parents became DuWayne's surrogate parents,
because his mom and step-father worked long hours at
a tavern they owned.
"As time went on, however, our life paths took us
to different schools and in different directions. We lost
contact for awhile," said DuWayne, and that turned
into a 40-year absence.
Judy married and moved to the east coast while
DuWayne stayed in Muskego as a police officer and
eventually became police chief in a nearby town.
Fate reunited them when DuWayne decided to sell


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display the Pantastic cooking pot they've patented.
Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
his home and mailed out flyers to every address he had.
One of the flyers was sent to the house where
Judy's mom still lived in Muskego. Thinking it was
someone who wanted to buy the house, Judy's mom
called her with the name and phone number.
Judy, now a widow with four grown children,
eventually reached DuWayne and a friendship was re-
kindled after 40 years. The friendship would eventually
blossom into love and the couple were married five
years ago.
"We now live on Anna Maria Island and we're still
playmates and best friends," said DuWayne, although
"play" is often associated with Pantastic and creating
new recipes, going to trade shows and giving demon-
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8 to 9 a.m. "Good Morning, Longboat Key" at
the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce, 6854 Gulf
of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 387-9519.
9 a.m. Horseshoe games at Anna Maria City
Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
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.
6 p.m. Family storytime at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 778-6341.

Friday, May 28
6 to 9 p.m. Eric Darius Quintet performs at St.
Armands Circle, Sarasota. Information: 388-1554.

Saturday, May 29
8:30 a.m. Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island
meeting presents "Trials and Tribulations of Middle
School Management" with Larry Fowler at Cafe on the
Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach,
Holmes Beach. Information: 778-0355.
9 a.m. Horseshoe games at Anna Maria City
Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.

Monday, May 31
6:30 p.m. Memorial Day concert at Phillippi
Estate Park, 5500 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Informa-
tion: 364-2263. Fee applies.


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8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. "Road Trip to Mars and
Beyond" summer camp at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Infor-
mation: 778-1908. Fee applies.
1 to 4 p.m. Veterans service officer at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Appointments: 749-3030.

Wednesday, June 2
7 to 8 a.m. Pier regulars meeting at the Anna
Maria City Pier, 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Informa-
tion: 778-7062.
9 a.m. Horseshoe games at Anna Maria City
Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
6 p.m. Family storytime at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 778-6341.

Ongoing:
Manatee High School art exhibit at the Anna
Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes
Beach, through May 28. Information: 778-2099.
Watercolors by Mary Stealey at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, through
May 31. Information: 778-6341.
Watercolor with Susie Cotton at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria, through May 25. Information: 778-1908. Fee
applies.
Oil and acrylic paintings by Joan Valenza at the
Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, through June 30. Information: 778-6341.
Retrospective exhibit by Florida photographer
Clyde Butcher at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th
St. W., Bradenton, through August. Information: 746-


ITHE ISLANDER, MAY 26,,2004 U PAGE 25


Center summer camp
benefit at restaurant
A benefit program for a summer camp schol-
arship fund is planned Thursday, June 3, at the
Sun House Restaurant & Bar in Bradenton
Beach.
The Anna Maria Island Community Center es-
timates that $16,000 will be needed for its summer
camp scholarships for needy families this year. The
benefit at the Sun House, 100 Bridge St., will give
patrons 10 percent off their lunch or dinner check
that day, and the Center will receive the.discount.
Details are available at 778-1908.

4131. Fee applies.
"Road Trip to Mars and Beyond" summer camp
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Mag-
nolia Ave., Anna Maria, through Aug. 6. Information:
778-1908. Fee applies.

Upcoming:
Dine for Anna Maria Island Community Center
summer camp scholarships at the Sun House Restau-
rant June 3.
Hurricane preparedness and safety expo at
DeSoto Square Mall June 5.
Island blood drive at The Islander, Marina Pointe
Realty and Beach House Restaurant June 5 and 6.
Gulf Coast Writers meeting at the Island Branch
Library June 6.
Vacation Bible School at Gloria Dei Lutheran
Church June 7.
"Florida Citrus: The Big Squeeze" children's pro-
gram at the Island Branch Library June 8.
Swim lessons through the Anna Maria Island
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Monster Jam 3-on-3 tourney
brings out 'gym rats'
The Anna Maria Island C01111111.111ity Center hosted
its second annual "Monster Jam" 3-on-3 basketball
tournament oil Saturday and Sunday, May 22-23. Corn-
petition was held in seven age divisions.
Age 8-9 division winners were Molly
McDonough, Kelly Geurin, Glenn Bower and Zach
Facheris. They defeated the team of Julian Botero,
Kayla Aritt, Savannah Schield and Jay Beard.
Justin Dearlove, Alexander Chawi and Egan
Fridenburg won the 10- 11 division over Blake Wilson,
Forrest Schield, Nash Thompson and Ally Titsworth.
The 12-13 division was won by Joseph Wood, Dylan
Mullen, Danielle Mullen and Jordan Betti, who de-
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Celia Ware in the finals.
Clay Orr, Tyier Bekkerus, Dustin England and
Josh Elsinhimir overcame Spencer Carper, Matt
McDonough, David Buck and Andrew Kerekes to
win the age 14-15 division. Sam Lott, Joe Morris,
Bubba Raymond and Joe Hills repeated as champi-
ons in the 16-17 division when they defeated Justin
Hessinger, Franklin Moore and Terry Henry in the
championship game.
Manatee High mainstays Bryan Borstelmann,
Jim Lynch and Marion Rumph defeated the team of
Rob Butler, Ty Reed and Justin Hessinger to win the
18-29 division. Last but not least, the team of Jim
Maier, Allan Thompson, Mark Setsma and Chris
Mustaine defeated the J. Lott Boys Jon, Jim, Joe
and Jess Lott to claim the 30-plus division cham-
pionship.
Competition was also held in three-point shooting
and dunking. Blake Wilson took the 10-11 division in
the three-point contest with Justin Dearlove winning
the 12-13 contest and Kal Almadoni taking the 14-15
division. Terry Henry won the 16-17 division while
Ryan Ransom claimed the 18-29 division.
Dunk contest winners were Francis Bergeron (10-
11), Broderick West (12-13), Clay Orr (14-15), Terry
Henry (16-17) and Bryan Borstelmann (18-29).
Congratulations to all of the winners and partici-
pants.

'Ultimate Frisbee' coming
to the Community Center
Ultimate Frisbee is coming to the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center. If you're not familiar with
Ultimate Frisbee, it is an exciting non-contact sport
played by thousands of people around the world. It
mixes the best features of sports such as soccer, basket-
ball, football and netball into a simple yet exciting
game.
The simplicity of the rules means it's easy and fun
for newcomers to play. Pickup games will be made
with 5-7 players. Bring your friends and get ready to
experience Ultimate Frisbee!
Cost is $5 per player per day. For more informa-
tion, contact the Center at 778-1908. Signup deadline
is Tuesday, June 1.

Roller hockey starting up, too
Starting June 5, and continuing every Saturday
until Oct. 30, the Center gym will be open for roller
hockey. Cost per player will be $35, which includes 22
Saturday.
Each player is responsible for providing their own
hockey stick and protective equipment, including a
helmet, elbow and knee pads and wrist guards.
Drills will be taught before each game and players
will compete in three age divisions. Players ages 9-11
will have the gym from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., ages 12-13
from 1-3 p.m. and 13-16-year-olds will play from 3-5
p.m.
For more information, contact the Center at 778-
1908.

Whiffle ball returns
The third-annual Island Whiffle Ball League is
starting Tuesday, July 6, and continues until Friday,
Aug. 6, in three age divisions. Players ages 8-10, 11-
13 and 14-17 will compete inside the Center's air-con-
ditioned gym.
You can sign up a team or as an individual at a
reasonable cost of $20 per player, which includes a
team T-shirt. All teams are guaranteed at least 10
games and a championship tournament.
For more information, call 778-1908, or stop by the
Center to sign up.

Horseshoe winners
Winners in the May 22 horseshoe games were
George McKay and Tom Skoloda, both of Anna Maria
City. Runners-up were George Landraitis ofBradenton
and Tom Rhodes of Cortez.
Winners in the May 18 games were Rhodes and
Bill Starrett of Anna Maria City. Runners-up were
Skoloda and Karl Thomas ofBradenton.
The weekly contests get under way every Wednes-
day and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria City Hall
Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no membership fees
and everyone is welcome.


It's clean-out-the-desk time again here at
Sandscript. It is hoped that some of these eco-news
nuggets are of as much interest to you as they are to me.

Seahorse harvest restricted
As a kid, I recall seahorses were pretty common in
the bays. Today, you're pretty hard-pressed to find any.
New regulations may make the tiny creatures more
common again.
Federal regulations took effect May 15 to limit the
harvest of seahorses, with the United States joining 160
other nations in strict permit restrictions for the critters.
The effort is through the auspices of the Conven-
tion on International Trade in Endangered Species of
Fauna and Flora, or CITES. The agreement regulates
and monitors trade in animals and plants through a
system of permits.
Apparently, global seahorse trade involves the har-
vest of millions of fish each year. Most are dried and
used whole or in compounds as traditional medicine to
treat a variety of disorders. Hundreds of thousands of
seahorses are also collected live for sale in the
aquarium trade.
Under the new rules, shipments of seahorses that
are traded live for home aquariums and dead as curios
and for traditional medicine, must be accompanied by
a permit from the country of origin or re-export. Such
permits confirm that the seahorses were legally ac-
quired and that the trade being authorized does not rep-
resent a threat to the species' survival in the wild.
You can still buy seahorses if you travel abroad
under the new rulings, but you're limited to about eight.
Seahorses are found in shallow coastal tropical and
temperate waters worldwide. By the way, there are
more than 30 species, and they range in size from three
inches to more than a foot long.

Ouch! It's fire ant season
Jane Morse, University of Florida/IFAS Manatee
County extension agent, warns us it is again fire ant
season in Florida. As she puts it, "There they are in all
their painful glory. White pustules or pimples are
caused by the painful, burning sting of the fire ant.
When we innocently step on their mounds, not even
aware of their existence, we pay a painful price. They
climb up our legs and then in unison they all start sting-
ing.
"Ouch, ouch, ouch! We do the fire ant dance, try-
ing madly to brush them off our whatevers"


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Morse said that four strategies are used to control
fire ants: broadcast bait applications, individual mound
treatments, a combination of broadcast baiting and in-
dividual mound treatments, and barrier and spot treat-
ments.
"Broadcasting" bait is best when treating large ar-
eas, and involves spreading the fire ant killer over a
large area. Morse said it's best to apply bait when it's
dry and hot, with late afternoon being a good time.
Mound treatments are time-consuming and labor-
intensive, but may eliminate colonies faster than treat-
ing with broadcast applications, she said, and there are
a bunch of different poisons that work.
A really good mix is hitting the mounds and
spreading the bait around your yard. Remember that


Manatee County

Hurricane Expo

scheduled June 5
The fourth annual Hurricane Preparedness
and Safety Expo is scheduled for Saturday,
June 5, at the DeSoto Square Mall, 303 U.S.
301 Blvd. W., Bradenton.
It will feature preparations for various haz-
ards, mainly hurricanes but including flood,
fire, hazardous materials and terrorism. There
will be displays of vehicles from first-re-
sponder agencies.
Meteorologists Bob Harrigan and John
Scalzi will give presentations on hurricanes at
11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
The expo is organized by the Manatee
Local Mitigation Strategy group. Details may
be obtained by calling 749-3070, ext. 6837, or
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fire ants can travel up to 100 feet in search of food, or
you, so your neighbor's ants may be foraging in your
yard.
Barrier and spot treatments are to keep your neigh-
bors' ants from you. Again, there are several different
types of toxic chemicals that can set up a perimeter
"fence" around your property.
And don't use any of those old-fashioned remedies
like gasoline or battery acid or bleach or other house-
hold cleaners. They don't work all that well.
And remember that everything flows downhill,
even on the Island, and whatever you put on your yard
will probably end up in the Gulf of Mexico or the bays.

Collective noun redux
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch's Suzi Fox sent
me this note after last week's mention of collective
nouns you know, like an exaltation of larks or a
pride of lions.
"I once used the term 'buttload' to describe an ex-
ceptionally large group of hatchlings as they scuttled
for the water. 'Wow, what a buttload of hatchlings!'
Perhaps it wasn't exactly the most tasteful choice of
words, but it was 3 a.m., we were beat, and it got us
through the rest of the night with a laugh."
Another turtle friend says she prefers the word
"flotilla."
And another turtle friend said that "bale" is also
used, although he agrees that a flotilla of sea turtles
sounds better.
There you go.

Perhaps a raft of messages in bottles?
Scientists at the Florida Marine Research Institute
are trying a relatively low-tech approach to gauge wa-
ter patterns and determine fish and conch migrations.
Researchers dumped a whole slew raft? volley?
fleet? gaggle? of glass vials from five locations in
Florida Bay earlier this week. Each bottle has a mes-
sage in it asking the finder to contact FMRI and let
them know where they found it.
A similar effort is taking place in Mexico.
Researchers need people to report the following
information if they find a bottle: The drift vial number,
date it was found, and location where the vial was
found.
As a come-on to report, names of the folks who
find the bottles will be entered into a raffle, and more
than 50 prizes will be awarded.
We'll add to the prize, too. If any Islander readers
find a vial, stop by our office with it, or send us a pic-
ture or a note, and we'll get you a "More than a mul-
let-wrapper" T-shirt. We're at 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach FL 34217, or e-mail at
roat@ islander.org.
Good hunting!

Sandscript factoid
I spent a few days in Connecticut last year and, as
a fan of things nautical and maritime, went to a lot of
aquariums and museums, where I saw my first beluga
whale. Figure a marine mammal that's about three or
four times the size of a dolphin, pure white, with an
almost human forehead, and that's a beluga.
So it was a little disconcerting to see that the Inter-
national Game and Fish Association has said that the
beluga whale population in 1994 was only 653, and
even more startling that the census in 2002 was 313.
According to my rudimentary math, that means that
half the beluga population has died in the past eight
years.
These are big, fast, really smart critters, and half
their number has been killed in only eight years. And
we want to ease the "endangered" ranking for our
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Big cobia coming to the hook, but no tarpon yet


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Cobia are starting to make an appearance in local
waters, with some reports of the big ling coming in at
better than 40 pounds.
Offshore action for snapper is still excellent, and
grouper fishing is also good.
Backwater fishing for redfish is slow, but trout are
big and hungry, with lots of reports of limit-catches on
most trips. There are also lots of catch-and-release
snook being reeled in.
Tarpon are still a no-show, but fishing for silver
kings should get started any day now.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he put his charters onto some catch-and-re-
lease snook to 27 inches last week, plus trout to 21
inches and a few redfish, but the reds are hard to come
by right now.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said tar-
pon aren't hitting yet, but should start to show up any
day now. Mackerel, pompano and bluefish are lurking
in the bays, and some big trout are being caught as well.
Redfish action is slow but improving daily, he added.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said fishing is a
little slow there, but there are some good catches of
mackerel in the mornings, a few black drum and red-
fish. There is lots of bait working around the pier, Bob
added, but no real signs of tarpon yet.
Cliff Alcorn at the Anna Maria City Pier said
fishing is slowly improving, with some good-sized
mackerel, pompano, a couple of under-size cobia and
a few flounder caught. Tarpon are still hiding around
that pier as well, he added.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
he caught several good-size trout last week. There are
some reports of cobia being hooked, and there are a few
reds coming to the dock.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business out of
Catchers Marina in Holmes Beach said he still hasn't
hooked a tarpon yet this season, but mackerel action is
hot and snapper fishing is excellent in the Gulf of
Mexico. In the backwater, he's catching lots of trout,
a few reds and mackerel.
At the Perico Island Bait and Tackle, reports are
coming in that trout action is excellent in the bays right
now, with most fishers catching their limit most days.
Other action includes good catches of mackerel and
some redfish.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach out of Catchers said he's catching per-
mit, cobia, mackerel and snapper out in the Gulf, while
bay fishing features catch-and-release snook, redfish
and good-sized trout.
Capt. Matt Denham out of Catchers said offshore
fishing is excellent right now, with good catches of
grouper to 26 pounds, snapper to 6 pounds, amberjack
to 30 pounds and all the lane snapper and porgies you
could want.
Capt. Sam Kimball on Legend charters out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said he's getting into
lots of Spanish mackerel, bonito to 12 pounds, a few
kingfish, snapper to 4 pounds and a few keeper-size
grouper.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's said he's also finding lots of Spanish mack-
erel, plus redfish, big trout and plenty of catch-and-re-


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lease snook. Prints and digital images of your catch are also wel-
On my boat Magic, we've caught several cobia up come and may be dropped off at The Islander, 5404
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Good luck and good fishing, catch and a name and phone number for more infor-
Capt. Mike Heistand is a 20-year-plus fishing nation. Snapshots may be retrieved once they appear
guide. Call him at 779-9607 to provide a fishing report. in the paper.


Two swimming programs offered at Center


Swimming instruction in two programs will be
launched in June by the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Both will be taught by Jerry Cole, a professional
swim instructor, and will be at designated pools on the
Island, said the Center.
One offers three time slots on Tuesdays, with a
limit of six swimmers per session. It is for children who
range in age from entering kindergarten to entering
eighth-grade. Their transportation to and from the pool
must be provided.
The choice of classes: Noon-12:45 p.m., 1-1:45
p.m., and at 2 p.m. It runs from June 8-29 and the cost
is $80 for the four-week program.
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Duncan bounces back to win Little League tourney


By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Correspondent
Duncan bounced back from a 13-12 loss to Island
Lumber on Wednesday, May 19, with a 10-8 victory on
Friday, May 21, to capture the season-ending, double-
elimination tournament title in Anna Maria Island Little
League baseball.
Kyle Bellinger started the sixth-inning rally with a
single to left field. Cory Wash walked in front of Max
Huber, who drove a single to right center that scored
Bellinger and advanced Wash to third. Wash then stole
home to score the final run of the game.
Wash nailed down the victory with an impressive
sixth inning, but not without some jitters. He induced
a ground-out by Troy Kozewski for the first out before
surrendering a double to Broderick West. West moved
to third on a passed ball, but Wash got out of the jam
by striking out the next two batters to give Duncan the
championship.
Duncan jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the
first behind a lead-off walk from Steven Sylvester and
consecutive singles by Forrest Goodwin and Bellinger.
Island Lumber came back to tie the score at three.
Glenn Bower led off with a walk and easily scored
when West's grounder to third was too hot to handle.
Daniel Riley followed with a triple to the gap in right
field that scored West. Riley came home with the ty-
ing run on a passed ball to make the score 3-3 after one
inning.
Duncan retook the lead and then some in the top of
the second, scoring five runs to take an 8-3 lead. Kyle
Crum got things rolling with a lead-off single and
scored on Sylvester's double to center. Sylvester got
thrown out trying to stretch his hit into a triple for the
second out, but Goodwin kept the inning alive with a
walk. Bellinger reached on an error in front of Cory
Wash, who brought Goodwin and Bellinger home with
a double. Huber singled and Forrest Schield doubled to
bring Huber across and complete the scoring in the fifth
inning.
Island Lumber cut into the Duncan lead in the bot-
tom of the third with three runs. Riley reached on an
error and Kyle Arritt walked to set the table for hot-
hitting Joey Hutchinson, who responded with a two-run
triple that brought Rile and Arritt across the plate.
Hutchinson then scored on a passed ball to pull to 8-6.
Island Lumber battled for a run in the fourth with-
out the benefit of a hit. West drew a one-out walk and
stole second and third before scoring from third on a
passed ball to pull to within 8-7. An inning later, Island
Lumber raised its hopes when it scored one run to tie
the score at 8-8 thanks to a lead-off single by Matt
Bauer. Bauer advanced to second on an error and later
scored on a passed ball, but Duncan's sixth-inning rally
ended any hope of an Island Lumber win.
Bellinger led the Duncan offense with a pair of hits
including a double and three runs scored, while
Goodwin added a pair of singles and two runs scored.
Wash earned the pitching win while also helping him-
self at the plate with a double and two runs scored.
Schield chipped in with a pair of singles, while
Sylvester, Austin Wash and Kyle Crum each added to
the hit parade for Duncan in the win.
West doubled and scored two runs and Hutchinson
had a two-run triple and one run scored to lead the Is-
land Lumber offense. Riley added an RBI triple and
two runs scored for Island Lumber, which also received
hits from Troy Kozewski, Matt Bauer and Patrice
Facheris in the loss.

Island Lumber 13, Duncan Real Estate 12
Island Lumber survived a back-and-forth game on
Wednesday that saw Duncan rally for four runs in the
bottom of the sixth inning, but Broderick West ended
that rally when he speared Kyle Crum's come-backer
and flipped the ball to first to stay alive in the tourney.
Island Lumber's Matt Bauer reached on an error
with two outs in the sixth and quickly stole second and
third base. From there he easily scored on a passed ball
to give Island Lumber a 13-8 lead.
West got the first out of the'inning via strikeout, but
a walk by Forrest Goodwin was followed by a single
by Kyle Bellinger and a triple by Cory Wash to pull
Duncan to 13-10. Consecutive walks loaded the bases
and a few passed balls later brought Goodwin and Cory
Wash across the plate to pull to 13-12 with one out.
Austin Wash hit a grounder up the middle that forced
Schield out at second and set the stage for West's alert


Island Lumber's Joey Hutchinson bangs out one of
his two hits during Island Lumber's 13-12 victory
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play to end the game.
Kozewski went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and
Joey Hutchinson added a pair of singles and two runs
scored to lead the Island Lumber hitting attack. Riley
tripled and scoredtwo runs, while Patrice Facheris and
Bauer each singled and scored one. West singled and
scored a pair of runs while also earning the pitching
win with a complete-game effort that included 12
strikeouts.
Cory Wash paced Duncan with a double, triple and
three runs scored, while Bellinger added a pair of
singles and two runs scored in the loss. Austin Wash
chipped in with a pair of singles and Sylveser singled
and scored two runs.

Tickets still available for
Center Day at the Trop
Don't forget that Sunday, May 30, is Anna Maria
Island Community Center Day at Tropicana Field. The
New York Yankees and its collection of All-Stars like
Jason Giambi, A-Rod and Derek Jeter will come to the
Trop for a 1:15 p.m. game against promising Tampa
Bay youngsters like Carl Crawford, Rocco Baldelli and
Aubrey Huff.
Upper infield reserved seats cost just $15 with a
portion of the proceeds being donated to the Center.
Seats are located behind home plate and the Cen-
ter reports they are going fast. Buy or sell the most tick-
ets and you could get to throw out the first pitch.


Don't want to drive to St. Pete, or need a ride? The
Center's got you covered. While you're purchasing
your game ticket, pick up a ticket for their air-condi-
tioned charter bus for $15 and ride up with a gang of
Center baseball fans.
To place ticket orders or for more information, you
can contact the Anna Maria Island Community Center
at 778-1908, or you can contact Devil Rays represen-
tative Barry Jones at 1-888-FAN RAYS, ext. 3123, or
(727) 825-3123.

Monster Jam 3-on-3 tourney
brings out 'gym rats'
The Anna Maria Island Community Center hosted
its second annual "Monster Jam" 3-on-3 basketball
tournament on Saturday and Sunday, May 22-23. Com-
petition was held in seven age divisions.
Age 8-9 division winners were Molly
McDonough, Kelly Geurin, Glenn Bower and Zach
Facheris. They defeated the team of Julian Botero,
Kayla Aritt, Savannah Schield and Jay Beard.
Justin Dearlove, Alexander Chawi and Egan
Fridenburg won the 10-11 division over Blake Wilson,
Forrest Schield, Nash Thompson and Ally Titsworth.
The 12-13 division was won by Joseph Wood, Dylan
Mullen, Danielle Mullen and Jordan Betti, who de-
feated Matt Shafer, Broderick West, Max Mamie and

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Sports
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 28

Celia Ware in the finals.
Clay Orr, Tyler Bekkerus, Dustin England and
Josh Elsinhimir overcame Spencer Carper, Matt
McDonough, David Buck and Andrew Kerekes to
win the age 14-15 division. Sam Lott, Joe Morris,
Bubba Raymond and Joe Hills repeated as champi-
ons in the 16-17 division when they defeated Justin
Hessinger, Franklin Moore and Terry Henry in the
championship game.
Manatee High mainstays Bryan Borstelmann,
Jim Lynch and Marion Rumph defeated the team of
Rob Butler, Ty Reed and Justin Hessinger to win the
18-29 division. Last but not least, the team of Jim
Maier, Allan Thompson, Mark Setsma and Chris
Mustaine defeated the J. Lott Boys Jon, Jim, Joe
and Jess Lott to claim the 30-plus division cham-
pionship.
Competition was also held in three-point shooting
and dunking. Blake Wilson took the 10-11 division in
the three-point contest with Justin Dearlove winning
the 12-13 contest and Kal Almadoni taking the 14-15
division. Terry Henry won the 16-17 division while
Ryan Ransom claimed the 18-29 division.
Dunk contest winners were Francis Bergeron (10-
11), Broderick West (12-13), Clay Orr (14-15), Terry
Henry (16-17) and Bryan Borstelmann (18-29).
Congratulations to all of the winners and partici-
pants.

'Ultimate Frisbee' coming
to the Community Center
Ultimate Frisbee is coming to the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center. If you're not familiar with
Ultimate Frisbee, it is an exciting non-contact sport
played by thousands of people around the world. It
mixes the best features of sports such as soccer, basket-
ball, football and netball into a simple yet exciting
game.
The simplicity of the rules means it's easy and fun
for newcomers to play. Pickup games will be made
with 5-7 players. Bring your friends and get ready to
experience Ultimate Frisbee!
Cost is $5 per player per day. For more informa-
tion, contact the Center at 778-1908. Signup deadline
is Tuesday, June 1.

Roller hockey starting up, too
Starting June 5, and continuing every Saturday
until Oct. 30, the Center gym will be open for roller
hockey. Cost per player will be $35, which includes 22
Saturday.
Each player is responsible for providing their own
hockey stick and protective equipment, including a
helmet, elbow and knee pads and wrist guards.
Drills will be taught before each game and players
will compete in three age divisions. Players ages 9-11
will have the gym from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., ages 12-13
from 1-3 p.m. and 13-16-year-olds will play from 3-5
p.m.
For more information, contact the Center at 778-
1908.

Whiffle ball returns
The third-annual Island Whiffle Ball League is
starting Tuesday, July 6, and continues until Friday,
Aug. 6, in three age divisions. Players ages 8-10, 1-
13 and 14-17 will compete inside the Center's air-con-
ditioned gym.
You can sign up a team or as an individual at a
reasonable cost of $20 per player, which includes a
team T-shirt. All teams are guaranteed at least 10
games and a championship tournament.
For more information, call 778-1908, or stop by the
Center to sign up.

Horseshoe winners
Winners in the May 22 horseshoe games were
George McKay and Tom Skoloda, both of Anna Maria
City. Runners-up were George Landraitis of Bradenton
and Tom Rhodes of Cortez.
Winners in the May 18 games were Rhodes and
Bill Starrett of Anna Maria City. Runners-up were
Skoloda and Karl Thomas of Bradenton.
The weekly contests get under way every Wednes-
day and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria City Hall
Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no membership fees
and everyone is welcome.


Forrest Goodwin throws over to first for his Duncan Real Estate team during the season-ending Little League
tourney.


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worth $100 to local community service agencies.
Every pint of blood collected at the Islandwide Blood Drive is worth $100! Yes, $100!
Blood donors may designate from the organizations listed here, any or all of them, to
receive the $100 donation. The Manatee Community Blood Center is the blood recipi-
ent. Everyone wins! Come give blood, help fund the needs of local agencies. Bring a
friend or two! Bloodmobiles will be at the sponsor locations both days: Marina
Pointe and A Pine Avenue Salon in Anna Maria; Beach House Restaurant in
Bradenton Beach; and The Islander in Holmes Beach.


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CREAM SOFA $600; green double sleeper sofa
$300; glass/brass coffee table $75; end table $50;
beige chandelier $50. Call 794-5994.

LIKE NEW: Dining table, six chairs, six-drawer
chest, nightstand, coffee/end tables, stereo, lamps.
Low prices! 778-0807, 794-9921.

SLEEPER SOFA CHAIR loveseat $125; glass end
tables $20 each; six heavy cream-lace drapes $15
each; men's golf shoes 9 1/2 $10. Call 730-4689.

FOR SALE best offer. Solid walnut desk and honey-
colored kitchen hutch or TV cabinet. 314 Spring
Ave., Anna Maria in driveway. 778-6019.

DVD AND VHS new for 2004 Tales of Cortez, the
Totch Brown series. Manatees, Panthers, Fish Key
West and more. (800) 852-0662 or
www.videoprojects.tv.

SET OF PLAS-PRO 8-foot. French doors, single
lite, tinted, single bore. Call 779-9888.

USED 1200-POUND Mantowoc ice machine with
bin, good condition, works great, $1,650. Call Bill,
795-7411.

GIRL SCOUT COOKIES available at The Islander,
assorted varieties, $3.50 box. All proceeds paid to
local Girl Scout troop.

Fish tank: 150-gallon with handmade oak cabinet, fully
equipped, $1,000 or best offer. Call Bill, 795-7411.

BOOKS FOR SALE! Come visit Tingley Memorial
Library, 111 Second St. N, Bradenton Beach and
see our ongoing sale of books, magazines and
puzzles. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-3pm.
779-1208.

EARLY DEADLINE for June 2 edition: Friday May 28.


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Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(941) 778-6696 Office
(941) 778-4364 Fax
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Realtor, GRI, CRS (941) 778-6943 Home
(941) 704-2023 Cell


CAR COVER: Toyota Supra, like new, $50. Call Bill,
795-7411.

FREE DELIVERY: SEAFOOD to go. Shrimp, crabs,
native fish. Delivered to your door. Call James Lee,
795-1112 or 704-8421.


BICYCLE RENTALS: Tour the Island by bike. Great
weekly rates, includes helmet. Adults, $45/week;
children, $25/week. 778-3441.

LONGBOAT KEY HISTORY "From Calusas to
Condominiums" by Ralph B. Hunter. Signed copies
available at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. 778-7978.



ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open Tuesday, Thursday,
9:30am-2pm; Saturday 9am-noon. Always 50 per-
cent off sales rack. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 779-
2733.

RUMMAGE SALE SATURDAY, May 29, 9am-1 pm.
Books, bedding, bikes, etc. St. Bernard Activity
Center, 43rd Street, Holmes Beach.

YARD SALE! Saturday, May 29, 8am-noon. 5602
Carissa St., Holmes Beach.

GARAGE SALE SATURDAY, June 29, 9am-1pm.
Multi-family. Lamps, furniture, odds and ends. Satur-
day, June 29, 9am-1 pm. 702 Jacaranda, Anna Maria.

YARD SALE FRIDAY, Saturday, Sunday, Monday,
May 28-31, 9am-? Household furniture, clothes.
601 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria.

NIKI'S GIFT and Antiques end of season sale. Se-
lect gifts and antiques, 25 to 70 percent off; all ster-
ling jewelry 50 percent off. Just arrived Carnival
glass collection. 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. 7
days, 9:30am-5pm. 779-0729.



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ISLAND SPECIALISTS'



Simplify Your Search!
Call anytime for a consultation.


HUGE MULTI-FAMILY garage sale, Friday-Satur-
day, May 28-29, 8am. Antiques, furniture, col-
lectibles, slot machines. 813 S. Bay Blvd., Anna
Maria.


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.

ADOPT: PIT BULL/BOXER mix puppies, male and
female. Ready for adoption. Please call 922-0774.

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

NEEDED: A loving home for a young, gray tiger
kitty. Please call, 778-6000.



1990 ECONOLINE 150 VAN, cold air conditioning,
has towing package. Ready for travel. Runs great.
$2,000, or best offer. 778-1102.



MODULAR FLOATING DOCK system: Custom
drive-on docking solutions by Versa Dock. Mainte-
nance free, 20-year warranty. (941) 685-7648,
Anna Maria area.

WAVE RUNNER: GTX 4-TEC 2003 Bombardier,
three-seater, triple crown series edition with tow
package and trailer. $6,900 or best offer. Ben, 778-
1736.



EGMONT EXPRESS CHARTERS: Seek out se-
cret water paradise. Sunsets, back water, Egmont
or custom trips. See dolphins and manatees. Call
778-7459 or 720-5470.

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LET'S GO FISHING! Call Capt. Mike Heistand on
the charter boat "Magic." Full or half day backwater
fishing. USCG licensed. Ice, bait, tackle provided.
779-9607.


CHILD SITTER AND PET SITTER. Eighth-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! Tiffany,
Kari, Holly. 778-3275 or 779-0793.

BABYSITTER: RED CROSS babysitting and first-
aid certified. Enjoys playing with kids. Call
Alexandra, 778-5352.

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

PETSITTER, DOG WALKER, 12-year-old mother's
helper, odd jobs. Call Kendall at 779-9783 or 779-
9803.

BABYSITTER WITH EXPERIENCE and CPR li-
cense, 13 years old, friendly and responsible. 778-
2469.

TUTORING: Junior high honor student tutors all
elementary grades during summer vacation. Hourly,
daily or weekly in mathematics, reading, writing and
science. Read-out-loud available upon request. Call
778-2469 after 5pm for schedule and prices.


FINE ART & FRAMING Gallery and shop estab-
lished in wealthy beach resort neighborhood for
over a dozen years. Good lease available. Confi-
dentiality agreement required for details. Only
$90,000. 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.

DOMINO'S PIZZA: Now hiring delivery driver. Able
to work until 1am for closes. Average pay $15-$18/
hour. Tips and milage. Mileage paid nightly. Pre-
employment drug test and good driving record a
must. Apply 5604 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

BOOKKEEPER Longboat Key office. Full time with
benefits. RNS software experience preferred. Fax
resume to 383-3798, or e-mail:
FVconnect @ aol.com.

WANTED: PART TIME maintenance person at
small Longboat Key condo association. Call Mark,
758-9624.

CASHIER/SALES PERSON at Home True Value
Hardware. Apply in person, Island Shopping Cen-
ter, 5324 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

HELP WANTED: Part-time chef/sous chef and
servers. Apply at Ooh La La! Bistro, 5406 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.

EARLY DEADLINE for June 2 edition: Friday May 28.


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5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach


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 news@lslander.org, 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.


MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, cabbage
palms, patio gardens, trimming, clean-up, edgings,
more. Hard-working and responsible. Excellent ref-
erences. Edward 778-3222.

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

COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your
computer misbehaving? Certified computer service
and private lessons. Special $30 per hour- free
advice. 545-7508.

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

McEVOY PAINTING: Frank McEvoy owner. Interior
and exterior work. Free estimates. Call 750-8467 or
cell, 713-1208.


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water canal. Direct access to bay and Gulf. Open floor plan.
Near private golf course and beaches. Artesian well for free
irrigation. Call Piroska Planck, 730-9667.
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wood-burning fireplace, white pine cabinets, many built-in bookcases and
drawers, nine ceiling fans, newer heat pump for central air/heat, automatic
sprinkler system for front yard, acrylic hot tub with newer pump, storage shed
and outdoor shower, plus more! Wonderful family home with lots of potential
and views of Intracoastal Waterway from backyard. $539,000.

ONE OF THE LAST CHANCES TO BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME! This
is one of the last building lots left in North Point Harbour! Awesome bay view
when your home is built. Newer seawall, community pool and tennis courts,
what more could you want? Priced at $599,000.

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own boss! Jesse's Beach Lounge, beer, wine, food.
Seats 25. Low Overhead! Partial Gulf view Walk
to beach' Seller motivated bring offers The usual:
Appointments a must! Confidentiality agreement
requiredfor financials. $89,900.

Call Laura McGeary, 941-704-3708
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate


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Canalfront with dock and 1,424 sq.ft. of living area, 2, 654 sq.ft. un-
der root. 38R/2BA, three-car garage home with caged, heated pool
built in 1997 by Quality Builders on a 75-by-100-ft. lot, for sale for
$675,000,,fully and gorgeously furnished to the nines.

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Phone & Fax: (941) 778-1222
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REAL ESTATE LLC
VILLAGE GREEN
4BR/2BA great family home! Good schools, ceramic
tile, split plan, screened lanai, fenced yard, beautiful
landscaping, room for pool, barrel-tile roof, two-car
garage. $239,900. 1
KEY ROYALE
4BR/3BA canalfront home with dock and davits.
Direct access to Tampa Bay and Intracoastal Water-
way. Large master suite, charming airy family room
Opens onto caged pool and Jacuzzi. Barrel-tile roof.
Turnkey furnished. $779,000.
WATERFRONT CONDO
2BR/2BA plus den. Furnished open plan with fire-
place. On sailboat water with largedeeded boat
dock. Heated pool, carport, short drive to beach.
$329,900.
ISLAND TRIPLEX
2BR/1.5BA plus 1BR/1BA and 2BR/1BA. Great
investment! Watch the sunset as you collect rent
from these charming units. Easy to see, call for ap-
pointment. Just steps to beautiful beach. $749,000.
BAY HOLLOW PRIVATE DOCK
2BR/2BA, updated condo with deeded boat dock.
Eat-in kitchen, wood-burning fireplace, walk-in clos-
ets, Jacuzzi tub. Carport and heated pool. $359,900.
ANNA MARIA CITY
2BR/2BA charming home in lush, private, tropical set-
ting. Vaulted ceiling, fireplace, ceramic tile, brick deck.
One block to bay and piers. Near beautiful beach.
$549,000.
OWNER FINANCING
4BR/2BA Village Green home, split plan, screened
lanai, walled patio, new carpet, fresh paint inside and
out, shutters, new verticals. Owner is licensed real
estate agent. $219,900.

ANNUAL RENTALS
From $700 / month
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Condos/Homes: $500 week / $1,000 month


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ANNA MARIA

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REAL ESTATE LLC
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Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 www.suncoastinc.com


GULFVIEW CONDO Spa-
cious 1BR condo with spec-
tacular Gulf views. Move
right in to this turnkey fur-
nished third floor unit in a
wonderful complex located
west of Gulf Drive. Elevator,
Gulffront pool, covered parking space, secured building. Enjoy your
Gulfyiew from the living room and bedroom. What a great value at
$417,400! Call today for your private viewing.
ENJOY THE CONVENIENCE
of this ground-level Gulffront
designer-decorated condo.
Stroll out your glassed-in lanai
FrI7J to the pool or pristine beach.
Take the fun to the tennis
courts or bring your own
boat. $649,000.

LARGE HOME/DUPLEX Bet-
ter than a house! 4BR/3BA
with a pool! Front unit is 3BR/
28A with an oversized single-
car garage. Rear unit has been
totally renovated and is a very
large I BR/ I BA with two sets of
French doors leading to the
pool. The pool has been completely renovated plus new landscaping, new
stucco and paint, new fencing, and a new paver entry and patio area for
rear unit Large 90x100 lot zoned R-2. Offered at $539,900.
PRIME BUILDING LOT 75-
by-106. Build your dream
home for glimpses of the
Gulf, endless possibilities.
Offered at $399,000.



Call Today!
I (800)771-6043 (941)778-7244
5309 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach


GULFFRONT RIdr 1 l 2?p/ BA Gulffront
Jend unit at Coui p hClub. Solid rental
history, turnkey fii hr 1,8Wt0.d p7ool.$775,000.

100+ Gulffrontfi6tfil units ivith hun-
dreds more just steps from the beach.

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800-367-1617


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.
778-4441.
STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPING. Installations,
clean-ups, pruning, irrigation, trees, edging, rip-rap,
mulch, rock, patios, shell, seawall fill. Reliable and
insured. 727-5066.
SHELL DELIVERED and spread. $35/yard. Haul-
ing: all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free es-
timates. Call Larry at 795-7775, or "shell phone"
720-0770.
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. Dan or Bill. 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. In-house plan designs. State licensed
and insured. Many Island references. 778-2993.
Lic#CRC 035261.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. 35-year Island resident Call Jim Bickal at
778-1730.
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction.
Free estimates, no overtime charges. Now certify-
ing back flow at water meters- (FL#RF0038118)
778-3924 or 778-4461.
OVER THIRTY YEARS craftsman experience. Inte-
rior, exterior, doors, stairs, windows and trim. Dan
Michael, master carpenter. Call 778-6898 or cell,
518-3316.


CORTEZ KITCHEN RESTAURANT As fun as
can be with wonderful food and old-time atmosphere.
You just don t find open dining anymore, especially
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WEST OF GULF DRIVE Location, location.
Newer 3BR/2BA, very close to beach. Corian
countertops, Jacuzzi tub, alarm, central vac., single-
car garage and storage room. $549,000.


GULF SANDS Corner unit directly on the Gulf
next to the public beach. 2BR/2BA, completely
updated with tile floors throughout and all new
furniture and completely turnkey.



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GULFFRONT SIX UNITS
Directly on the Gulf. Great rentals. Remodeled,
white ceramic tile floors, swimming pool.


COMMERCIAL Located across from the beach on
Gulf Drive in Bradenton Beach. Almost 3,000 sf,
zoned C-2. Completely upgraded block building with
newer A/C, d1ectrical, plumbing, three bathrooms,
12 parking spaces. Real estate only. Call for details.

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CONNECT-ICON Your local computer specialist.
Experienced certified technician for communication
electronics offers wireless and cable networks, up-
grades, maintenance, repairs, tutoring and training.
Call Robert, 778-3620.

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.

I DON'T CUT corners, I clean corners. Affordable,
dependable cleaning. Chamberlain Professional
Cleaning, 778-7770. References available.

HANDYMAN SERVICES Scott Fulton, owner, Is-
land resident. "Get the job done right." Free esti-
mate, many references. 713-1907 cell, 778-4192
home.

TUTORING: Junior high honor student tutors all
elementary grades during summer vacation.
Hourly, daily or weekly in mathematics, reading,
writing and science. Read-out-loud available upon
request. Call 778-2469 after 5pm for schedule and
prices.

IMPERIAL TRIM: Carpentry, interior trim, crown
molding, chair rails, baseboards, doors, finish work.
Doug Ewing, 737-9115.

EARLY DEADLINE for June 2 edition: Friday May 28.


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WEST OF GULF DRIVE 131 White Ave. Duplex on corner
lot, two-car garage, two carports, screened lanai, lots of
decks, over 3,900 sf. under roof. 150 steps to beach ac-
cess. Just listed at $699,000. For more details call
Stephanie Bell, Broker,778-2307 or 920-5156.
HOLMES BEACH TWO
S, _.- a LOTS EACH 70-BY-100-
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BLOCK TO BEACH. One
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CLEANING SERVICE: Residential or commercial.
Daily, weekly, bi-weekly, move-ins, move-outs.
Excellent references. Call 750-8366.

NOTARY PUBLIC: Civil marriages and renewal of
wedding vows, sunset beach setting or wherever.
Norman R. Veenstra, 778-5834.

BAREFOOT ESTATE MANAGEMENT: Weekly
maid service, deep-cleaning service, vacation
rental cleaning, departure cleaning, carpets, tile,
grout. Servicing private homes, condos, rentals,
seasonal homes and commercial properties.
Bonded/Insured. Free estimates. 761-3000.

AUTO DETAILING by Island native. Only top-qual-
ity products including high powered shop-vac and
buffer. Call about multi-wash packages. 724-0874.

DISCOVER PILATES: On-going class at Anna
Maria Island Art League, 6-7pm Wednesdays, $8/
class, drop-ins welcome. Call 778-2099 for informa-
tion. Also at G.T. Bray Activity Center starting
March 16. Call 742-5974 for information. Certified
Pilates Instructor Preston Whaley Jr.

EYEDESIGN CREATIVE SERVICES. Specializing
in business cards, flyers, postcards, rackcards,
doorhangers, brochures, custom greeting cards,
logos and design services. Phone us 778-2523.

Have a happy and safe Memorial Day Weekend!


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www.camelliaproperties.com
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866-661-6622 or 778-8000


MUSIC LESSONS! Flute, saxophone, clarinet. Begin-
ning to advanced. Contact Koko Ray, 792-0160.

BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigera-
tion. Commercial and residential service, repair
and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and
the Island since 1987. For dependable, honest and
personalized service, call William Eller, 795-7411.
RA005052.

ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional cre-
ates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding!
www.jackelka.com. 778-2711.

NADIA'S EUROSAGE Relaxing, healing massage
in the comfort of your home. Call today for an ap-
pointment, 795-0887. MA#0017550.

SEWING: Get your sewing alterations done fast
and reliably. Hems, zippers, sleeves, waistlines,
cushions, etc. Reasonably priced. Call Jenifer
Catlin, 727-5873.

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

AUTO DETAILING BY HAND Spotless inside and
out. I can save you time and money. Island resi-
dent, references. For pricing call 713-5967.

EARLY DEADLINE for June 2 edition: Ads must be
received at our office by NOON Friday, May 28.


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LAWN ND GADENLADCAIG OE MPOEMN Cnine


CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING and Lawn Mainte-
nance. Residential and commercial. Full-service
lawn maintenance, cleanup, tree trimming, haul-
ing, Xeriscape. Island resident. Excellent refer-
ences. 778-5294.

ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If
it is broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior
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 448-3857.

SCOTT D'S LAWNCARE: Insured. Commercial
and residential. Pressure washing. Get rid of cob-
webs, surface dirt and mold. Clean decks and
driveways. Call 812-2566.

CLOUD 9 LANDSCAPING: Quality lawn service,
landscape cleanup, plantings, pruning, tree instal-
lation, shell, more. Insured, references, free esti-
mates. 778-2335 or 284-1568.

GET "MOORE" FOR your money with Lew Moore.
Complete tree services and chipping, estate/ga-
rage/shed cleanup. Five years on Anna Maria Is-
land. Call 761-7629.

BAREFOOT LAWNS & GARDENS: Providing the
total TLC for your landscape requirements. Lawns,
trees, shrubs and gardens. Design, installation and
service. Call 761-3000 for free consultation.

JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling,
cleanup. Island resident 25 years. Call 807-1015.

DON'T FORGET!
EARLY DEADLINE for June 2 edition: Ads must be
received at our office by NOON Friday, May 28. The
Islanderofice will be closed Monday, May 31.


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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.
778-4441.

STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPING. Installations,
clean-ups, pruning, irrigation, trees, edging, rip-rap,
mulch, rock, patios, shell, seawall fill. Reliable and
insured. 727-5066.

SHELL DELIVERED and spread. $35/yard. Haul-
ing: all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free es-
timates. Call Larry at 795-7775, or "shell phone"
720-0770.



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

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

INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. 35-year Island resident Call Jim Bickal at
778-1730.

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

OVER THIRTY YEARS craftsman experience. Inte-
rior, exterior, doors, stairs, windows and trim. Dan
Michael, master carpenter. Call 778-6898 or cell,
518-3316.


ISLAND INVESTORS:
This is the one! $343,000!
Duplex centrally located on
Gulf Drive with extra-large
frontage for plenty of parking.
Build out or up for endless
possibilities. Grab it before it's
too late! Owner financing .. -
available. Call Anne Huber @ F
713.9835 TO VIEW.


Let Anne's 15 years
of local experience
work for you!
Call 941-713-9835


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


ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodel-
ing, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens,
baths. Free estimates. Lic#CGCO61519,
#CCC057977, #PE0020374. Insured. Accepting
MasterCardNisa. 720-0794.

25 YEARS EXPERIENCE, highly skilled, depend-
able restoration/renovation expert, carpenter, fine
finishing contractor. Kitchen/bathroom specialist.
Repairs, painting. Paul Beauregard, 779-2294.

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


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


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 resto-
ration. Quality work. Over 20 years experience. In-
sured. Call Javier at 685-5163 or 795-6615.

JERRY'S HOME REPAIR and Lawn Care: Light
carpentry, pressure washing, handyman, plumbing
and electrical, light hauling, tree trimming. Call 778-
6170 or 447-2198.


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778-1345 and hardscape needs.
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"Quality work at a reasonable price.
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Paradise Improvements 778-4173
Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
Replacement Doors and Windows
Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
Lic#CBC056755


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HAROLD SMALL REALTORe
Office: (941) 778-2246 792- 8628
E-mail: haroldsmall@wagnerrealty.com

Christine's Cleaning Service 747-1715
Commercial & Residential
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Move Ins Move Outs Deep Cleans
Licensed Bonded Insured


The Paver Brick Store
8208 Cortez Road W. Bradenton 34210 (941) 794-6504
9:00 AM til Noon, or by Appointment
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WALLS BEAUTIFIED. Drywall fixes, painting inside
and out. Conscientious work. Call Drew Hudson,
812-5073.

SIDING AND SOFFIT at a great low price or con-
vert your old screen room to an acrylic room it
looks like a glass room for thousands less! Call
713-SIDE.

CARL V. JOHNSON JR. Inc 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.



SPRING, SUMMER. AUTUMN rentals available
weekly, monthly, seasonal. Wedebrock Real Estate
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-
ments, 778-2374.

VACATION & SEASONAL Private beach. Units are
complete. Rates seasonally adjusted. $425-$975/
week, $975-$2,975/month. (800) 977-0803 or 737-
1121. www.abeachview.com.


NORTH SHORE DRIVE beachfront. Four spacious
3BR/2BA homes with all conveniences. Now book-
ing for this season. Please call (813) 752-4235, or
view Web site: www.AhhSeaBreeze.com

BEAUTIFUL TROPICAL HOUSE just converted to
a two-unit property. 2BR/1BA, completely reno-
vated and furnished. New washer/dryer, micro-
wave. Three-minute walk to beach. Off season,
$500/week $1,500/month. Call Ron, 795-2656.

VACATION RENTAL: 1 BR/1 BA duplex, three short
blocks to beach. Phone, premium cable TV, micro-
wave, washer/dryer, sleeps four. $1,800/month,
$550/week. Call 807-5627 or e-mail:
aalmengual @ msn.com.

BEACHFRONT: NORTH SHORE Drive, ground-
level all-view home. Bean Point area. $3,500/
month, $1,500/week. Call Tom, (559) 760-1331.

BEACHSIDE: NORTH SHORE Drive on the beach
behind our house. Bean Point area. $2,500/month,
$900/week. Call Tom, (559) 760-1331.

BAYFRONT ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA, tennis,
pool, cable, water/sewer and trash included. Old
Florida Realty Co., 778-3377, or Sharon 778-3730.

ANNUAL 3BR/2BA, washer/dryer hookup, $900/
month; 1BR/1BA, $650/month; 2BR/1BA, washer/
dryer hookup, carport, $850. No pets. Dolores
Baker Realty, 778-7500.

RECENTLY REFURBISHED and nicely furnished
1BR/1BA ground-floor duplex with cheerful decor.
Just three short blocks to the beach. Walking dis-
tance to shopping and restaurants in downtown
Holmes Beach. Includes phone, premium cable,
microwave, washer/dryer. Small pets OK. Available
now and accepting reservations for 2005. Winter
rates: $1,700/month, $550/week; summer rates:
$500/week. E-mail: aalmengual@msn.com or call
807-5626.

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 1 BR/1 BA, fully fur-
nished, across from white sandy beach. Call 809-
3714.


REDUCED RENTAL during next six months of
beautifully furnished 3BR/2BA pool home near
Perico Causeway. Call for details, Coastal Proper-
ties Realty, 753-8709.

ANNA MARIA DUPLEX 218-B Palmetto Ave. 2BR/
2BA, furnished, washer/dryer, utilities, available
2005 season. $1,800/month. Call (813) 949-6891,
Tampa.

ANNUAL 2BR/1BA, steps to beach, great neighbor-
hood, Holmes Beach. First, last, security. $875/
month. 778-5482.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA, elevated, washer/dryer hook-
ups, storage, covered parking. No pets. $800/
month. Call 778-0954.

VACATION RENTAL Seaside Gardens. Charming
3BR/2BA with all amenities. $2,000/month. Call Liz,
(305) 387-0135.

SANDPIPER MOBILE: 55-plus, turnkey 1BR/1BA,
recently updated. Must see inside. Steps to beach.
$550/month covers it all. Office 778-1140, owner
(330) 686-8765.

PREVIOUS ANNA MARIA resident, veterinarian
living in Orlando desires long-term rental of
Gulffront room for periodic getaways. Call (407)
671-1183.

ANNA MARIA BAYSIDE cottage across the beach
from the city pier. 2BR/1BA. Summertime rates,
weekly or monthly. Pet friendly. 778-0542.


SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals.
1BR/1BA or 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk to beach,
shopping and restaurants. 778-3875. Web site
2spinnakers.com

ANNUAL RENTAL 3BR/2BA home with garage in
Holmes Beach. Small pet with deposit. Call 778-
7039.

ANNUAL RENTALS 2BR/1 BA house, one block to
beach, $1,100/month; 3BR/2BA, pool. hot tub, one
block to beach, $2,000/month. RE/MAX Excel-
lence, Debbie Thrasher 518-7738, or e-mail:
DebMThrasher@aol.com.


SEASONAL RENTALS Anna Maria Island and Lido
Key. Call Deborah Thrasher, RE/MAX Excellence,
518-7738 or e-mail DeborahThrasher@ Remax.net.

118 52ND ST., Holmes Beach, townhouse, 500
feet from the beach. Annual rental, 2BR/1.5BA, all
new appliances, completely remodeled. $1,150/
month. (330) 757-7670.

BRADENTON BEACH/CORTEZ area: Spacious
1BR/1BA, fully furnished, resort style. Utilities,
cable included. Shared laundry room. $950/month.
First, last, security. 761-2725.

RENTAL HOME: Remodeled, two blocks to
beach, 3BR/2BA, spacious with fireplace, pool
and outside spa, two porches, front and back,
completely private, fence. Available immediately,
must see. Call 773-0975.

ANNUAL BRADENTON BEACH 2BR/2BA, new
carpet. Carport and storage. One block from beach,
glimpse of Gulf. 625-2889 or 276-2011.

500 SF STUDIO apartment, 100 feet to bay. Full
kitchen. $595/month, includes some utilities. First,
last, security. Available June 1. 383-7992.

SPACIOUS NEW 2BR/2BA villa, one-car garage,
pool, screened porch, close to beach, shopping.
$990/month. Call 730-4190.

WHY RENT? Own a Gulffront time share for just
$2,000! Call 778-6667, ext. 205, May 15-28 only, or
call 747-0371 anytime.


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ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT vacation rental. Spa-
cious 2BR apartment, enclosed porch private pa-
tio, sundeck, tropical beach setting, garage, im-
maculate. 778-3143.

ANNUAL RENTAL Direct Gulfview, 1BR/1BA el-
evated apartment, covered parking, $670/month.
Fran Maxon Real Estate, 778-2307.

ANNUAL RENTAL APARTMENT in Sunny
Shores, 1BR/1BA, $340 security deposit. $735/
month, includes utilities. Small pet allowed. Call
Jerry, 224-8850.

ANNUAL RENTALS: 3BR/2BA bayfront home,
$2,500/month; 3BR/2.5BA, direct bayfront home
with heated pool, totally renovated, everything
new, ready for immediate occupancy. Also, 2BR/
2BA, half duplex with downstairs bonus room.
$1,200/month. Call Betsy Hills Real Estate, P.A.,
at 778-2291.

ANNUAL RENTAL APARTMENT in Sunny
Shores, 3BR/2BA, $680 security deposit. $1,200/
month, includes utilities. Small pet allowed. Call
Jerry, 224-8850.

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND vacancy! Steps to
beach. Furnished 1BR on Anna Maria Island with
cable, washer/dryer, microwave, telephone. $475/
week, plus tax. $1,495/month. 778-1098.

PALM ISLAND WATERFRONT escape. Secluded,
private dock, access by ferry/boat. Fishing, shell-
ing, wildlife, canoeing. $125/night; $800/week.
778-8168. www.divefish.com.

WEEKLY/MONTHLY RENTALS condos and
houses from $500/week, $1,500/month. Many
Gulffront. SunCoast Real Estate, (800) 732-6434.
www.suncoastinc.com.

BAYFRONT ANNUAL RENTAL 3BR/2BA, two-car
garage, dock and boat lift, lush landscaping and
fabulous view. Many more to choose from. Mike
Norman Realty, 778-6696.

ANNUAL RENTALS: 2104 Avenue B, 1BR/1BA
duplex, no pet, furnished $700/month or $650/
month unfurnished; 211 82nd St., 2BR/2BA du-
plex, fenced yard, pet OK, $985/month; 640 Broad-
way, Longboat Key, 3BR/2BA house, pet OK,
$1,200/month; 6980 Poincetta, Longboat Key,
1 BR/1 BA cottage, pet OK, $850/month; Perico Bay
Club, 2BR/2BA villa, garage, $1,100/month; Perico
Island 2BR/2BA condo, first floor, pond view, pet
OK, carport, includes water, pest, cable TV,
$1,100/month. SunCoast Real Estate, 779-0202.
www.suncoastinc.com.


1BR FOR RENT: Have run of house, share bath
and kitchen, three blocks to beach. Very quiet, must
like cats. No drinking, nonsmoking. Call 778-5742.

WATERFRONT CONDO: Large 1BR/1BA fur-
nished at Treasure Island, St. Petersburg. $750/
month, June-November. (941) 447-6278 or preview
at www.Highland-lnvestments.com.

ANNUAL 2BR RENTALS available now. Don't miss
out on great move-in specials. Call Island Real
Estate, 778-6066.

BRADENTON BEACH fully furnished apartment.
Half-block to beach or bay. Quiet family area.
Available now through December. $680/month,
includes taxes and utilities. Nonsmoking or no.
pets. 778-9002.

2BR/1 BA ANNUAL UNIT in Holmes Beach. Short
walk to beach. Newly refurbished. Central heat/air.
Some utilities included. Nonsmoking. $700/month,
first, last and security. References required. Call
778-1193.

SUMMER AND FALL savings. Reserve your place
in paradise today! Duncan Real Estate, 779-0304.

Anna Maria FURNISHED apartment 1BR/1BA, utili-
ties includes. Close to beach, everything furnished.
Annual. $800/month, first, last. Bean Point area.
Call 778-7315.

POINTE WEST VILLA: Updated villa, 2BR/2BA, pet
OK. $900/month. Duncan Real Estate, 779-0304.

1BR/1 BA ON GULF Drive. $675/month plus water
and electric. 778-4941 or (813) 659-0370.

ANNUAL 2BR/1BA DUPLEX recently refurbished.
$950/month. Available June 13. Security deposit
required. Call 586-8041.
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH furnished 1BR/1BA.
415 62nd St. $675/month, deposit and references
required. 778-4044.

ANNUAL 3BR/2BA HOME on canal in Key Royale
with pool. $1,900/month. Security deposit required.
Call 586-8041.

ANNUAL RENTALS! Island townhouse, 2BR/2.5BA
across from beach with pool, $1,300/month; canal
home, 3BR/1BA, Bradenton Beach with garage and
dock, $1,200/month; San Remo condo, 1BR/1BA
with dock, $800/month; Island duplex, elevated
2BR/2BA, $750/month. Call Cristin Curl, Wagner
Realty, 778-2246.

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ANNUAL 2BR/2B DUPLEX with updated kitchen,
garage, tile throughout. West of Gulf Drive. $975/
month. Security deposit required. Call 232-2216 or
586-8041.



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.

ALL THE BEAUTY of the Island just across the
Cortez Bridge. Palma Sola bayfront and near Cortez
Village. Two story, 4BR/2BA with canal, dock and
boathouse. Million-dollar views can be had for
$639,000. 794-3010 or 374-0528.


DOH IS WHAT Homer Simpson said when asked if
this home was a great buy. Come on by and see
why. 509 59th St., Holmes Beach. Asking $519,000.
778-4773.

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. Call Tina
Rudek or Mike Migone of Wedebrock Real Estate,
383-5543.

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NORTH END 2BR/2BA near Gulf beach. Sun deck,
screened porch, working fireplace, solar. $490,000.
Call 778-2665.

WANTED: 2BR cottage on Anna Maria with room
to expand, quiet street. Jay White, (952) 925-0616
or jaywhitel @sprintmail.com.

PERICO BAY CLUB: Largest villa beautifully up-
dated and furnished. Den, 2BR/2BA, two-car ga-
rage. Asking $339,000. Call Marilyn Trevethan di-
rect, 792-8477, Realtor with Island Real Estate.

THREE LONGBOAT LOTS on General Harris
Street, total of 1.3 acres (MOL). Offered at $400K
each. Longview Realty, 383-6112.

ALL UNREASONABLE OFFERS refused! That's
right for the right offer you can buy this wonderful
2BR/2BA, single-car garage canalfront home with
bay views. 509 59th St., Holmes Beach. $519,000.
778-4773.

KEY ROYALE CANALFRONT 3BR/2BA with dock,
davits and in-ground, caged, solar-heated pool.
Recent upgrades include appliances, air condition-
ing and water heater. Barrel-tile roof. $650,000.
Contact New Concepts Properties, 792-9314.

THE SEA OATS Bradenton Beach. Townhouses
and villas for sale at pre-construction prices. Con-
tact Jane or Dave Guy, 284-5469 or 284-5461.

ANNA MARIA BEACH/BAYFRONT: Two homes on
one lot. White sand beach. $1,699,000. Also, avail-
able for rent. Gabe Buky, Coldwell Banker, 374-5772.

ELLENTON'S OAKLEY 3BR/2BA pool home on
wooded perimeter lot. $279,900. Open Sunday, 2-
5pm. 5605 31st Ct. E., just north of mall. 721-7646.





$379,000 ISLAND CONDO
Spacious ground-floor IBR/IBA
end unit at 5400. Steps to beach
Od W and pool. Kitchen with lots of
J. a p goodies. Washer/dryer. IB101731
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BAYVIEWS WITH ROOM to expand. Come with
this 2BR/2BA canalfront home. Single-story, one-
car garage. 1,764 sf. Mature landscaping. Half-
block to Holmes Beach city park, city hall, library
complex. 509 59th St., Holmes Beach. $519,000.
778-4773.



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5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK
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NORTH END ISLAND HIDEAWAY
2BR/3BA home with canal on two
." sides creating expansive waterview.
i Tropical setting, fruit trees, dock,
S.Z1.'- -:' ^ large curved screened lanai, terrazzo
-floors. Short walk to the beach. Fall
-.' in love with the Island ambiance of
^ ^ this cozy home. $599,900. Dial the
Duncans at 778-1589 eves.


FLAMINGO CAY Immaculate 2BR/2BA
single-story condo, updated and on deep-
water canal. Open floor plan and block patio
unique to this unit. Rare find In this highly
sought after area only minutes from the Is-
land. $259,900. Mary Fallon, 720-3400.







GULF AND BAYVIEWS This unit has It alll
2BR/2BA with two balconies and views of the
bay and Gulf. Turnkey furnished. Totally up-
dated and cleaner than new. Enjoy the
heated pool and private boat dock. Great
rental income. $379,000. Call Denny
Rauschl, 725-3934 or 778-4800.


STATELY ISLAND HOME on sailboat water
canal. New in 2000. 5BR/5.5BA, large pool,
coral fireplace, 3,700 sq.ft., 3 A/C zones.
Three stories of living area. $995,000.
Quentin Talbert, 704-9680.


SUNBOW BAY Turnkey furnished 2BR/2BA
complex has heated pool, elevators and ten-
nis courts. Great location walk or bike ride
to the beach and shopping. $259,000. Call
Nicole Skaggs or Jane Grossman at
778-4800.


HUGE 6-7BR/4BA ISLAND HOME Turnkey GULF BREEZE CONDO 2BR/2BA direct
fumished and just steps to the beach. Two car- Gulffront with lots of windows to see for
ports plus a garage, new roof, new appliances, miles, both front and side Beautifully turnkey
pride of ownership is apparent. Do not miss one furnished great weekly rental. Only four
of the best values on the Island. $535,000. Call units in complex. $750,000. Cindy Grazar,
Nicole Skaggs or Jane Grossman at 778-4800. 504-6176.


NEW LISTING!
Never been lived in 3BR/2BA MODEL HOME on
the water! (orin countertops, Tavertine marble
floors, centol vac system, screened lonoa over-
looking lake! 5449,000 (Owner/floker)

BEAUTIFUL!
PAIIO HOME with pool and waterfall!
2BR/2BA plus den with bright open floor
plan S339,000


SPERICO ISLAND A UAL RENTAL
Brand new 3BR/2BA ,liful, quiet area! Never
been lived in! Over 2, 6s .of ilving space! $1,500/month.

Call Sue Carison, ,

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BEAUTIFUL BAY PALMS 3BR/2.5BA canalfront
home recently updated to include a coral-appointed
remote-controlled gas fireplace, new windows,
pavers, boat hoist and more. Enjoy luxury living in
this ranch-style home with more than 2,650 sl of
living area. $725,000.


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4 Literary biographer Lord
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9 Colonnade tree
12 Strongly recommended
18 Actress Zadora
19 1988 comeback hit for
the Beach Boys
20 Flirting with a patient,
e.g.?
22 Slop trough site
23 What the mother of a
dozen kids says just
before turning out the
light?
25 Hostility
27 Make big, as hair
28 Open house org.
29 "Let's hear it"
30 Caring grps.
32 Give out
34 Ending of a firm's name
36 V.I.P. on Al Jazeera
37 Alter (another
exactly the same)
39 Plant production
42 "Just the thing!"
44 Defers
47 Headquarters
49 Pillow filler
50 Delhi tongue
52 Have a "Star Wars"
character preserved?
55 Straighten out
57 Worry
58 1994 "S.N.L."-based
bomb starring Julia
Sweeney
62 Hosp. workers
63 Miracle-_
64 Razor maker
65 Pulp
67 Actress Hatcher
68 "Get off the stage!"


69 Lively fish dance?
73 Long time
74 Bowed (to)
76 Next in line
77 Kapital"
78 Food label no.
79 Lap dog
80 Musical premiere of
1805
82 Symbol of pride
84 Island purchase?
86 What the impatient
reader of English
essays requested?
89 Patches up
90 Brief romance
93 Out fishing, possibly
94 Making a big hit
96 Relaxes
98 Champagne classifica-
tion
100 Euro pop?
101 Cast wearer's problem
104 Largish deer
105 Gershwin title charac-
ter
107 In the past
109 Zen achievement
111 "Some Words With a
Mummy" writer
113 Nonlethal firearm
116 Priests, e.g.
117 Phrase describing an
offerer of sympathy?
121 Kind of charge
122 Royal rebuke?
123 Woos
124 Formula
125 High-hats
126 W.W. II spy org.
127 Benders?
128 On the warpath

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2 Light show
3 Give either a wholly
good or bad review?
4 Marsh marigold
5 Stretches (out)
6 Venez. neighbor
7 World bankers' grp.
8 Ball game
9 Dame__ Everage
10 TV role for
67-Across
11 Fictional sleuth Travis
12 Purchase from the
frozen foods section
13 Archaeological find
14 Delicate cut
15 Rendered immobile
16 Magnify
17 "i" piece?
19 Music compilation
seller
21 Heart, e.g.
24 Oilman Leon who
owned the New York
Jets
26 Poet portrayed in "II
Postino"
30 1920's-30's Winter
Olympics star
31 About six centuries
hence
33 Pick up the tab
35 Geom. point
38 Disapprove of
40 Opposite of hinder
41 Playboy's wear
43 In the lead
45 Is a rat
46 Sewing shop purchase
48 Tempter
50 Self-effacing
51 Suitable for rainy days
53 Like corsets
54 Campaigns in the
Mideast


56 Kind of flour
59 Drum that makes tiny
bird sounds?
60 Nearby
61 Touches
64 Brought forth
66 Paint remover
70 Jewel case inserts
71 Hidden drawback
72 Supermodel
Campbell
75 Uses a harrow
81 Spy in Canaan
83 Din
84 Enemy pilot in a
dogfight


85 Softies show it
87 Bill Wyman, in the
Rolling Stones
88 "A good breakfast,
but an ill supper":
Francis Bacon
90 du Diable
91 "Bottle-nosed"
creature
92 Object of the 1981
hit "Woman"
95 Holiday spots
97 Greek sea god
99 Elton John's "
Song"
102 "Body Heat" actor


Richard
103 Not explicit
106 voce
108 Sweater style
110 They may be bitter
112 Kellogg company
brand
114 As follows
115 Is amused by
116 "Look !"
117 Work units: Abbr.
118 Legendary Giant
119 Boatload
120 Clamor
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SNEAD ISLAND & DOCK! Just slip your
yacht into the canal and head for the bay.
Spanish-style home, 2BR/3BA, huge family
room, with wet bar, garden courtyard and
screened pool. Norm Barker, 722-2246.
#100501. $695,000


RUNAWAY BAY ON THE LAKE 2BR/2BA
condo near pool in excellent condition, turnkey
furnished. Next years rent in place at $3,300/
month for season. Onsite rental office. Harold
Small, 778-2246. #101812. $369,000


HOLMES BEACH BEAUTY! Spacious family
home or vacation retreat! Corner lot with circu-
lar drive, two deeded boat slips, enclosed
Florida room with office space, solar heated
pool and spa. Gina & Peter Uliano, 358-7990.
#102985. $535,000


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LUXURY PRIVACY SECURITY A million dol-
lar view for an unbelievable price. A rare find.
Private island. State of the art design. Every-
thing new. Owner/agent. Victor Rosenfeld,
778-2246. #103004. $329,000


CANALFRONT 3BR/2BA home completely re-
modeled, new dock, tile and carpet. New
kitchen. Circle drive. Harold Small, 778-2246.
#102182. $449,000


NW BRADENTON LOCATION This single
family home is minutes to Gulf, tennis, marina,
schools, parks, restaurants and shopping. A
must see. Laurie Dellatorre, 778-2246.
#102396. $209,000


CONCEPTUAL RENDERING








RIVERFRONT COMMUNITY Pre-construction
home in small friendly waterfront community
with pool, tennis, clubhouse, fishing dock. Top
quality construction by Divald USA Inc. with 25
years of experience. Becky Smith or Elfi
Starrett, 778-2246. #99266. $448,000

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WILDEWOOD WATERFRONT CONDO
Wow! First floor 1700 model with huge lanai
from which to view the serene lake. Excellent
condition, in lovely environment, near shop-
ping and beach. Peter Feuerstein, 778-2246.
#103302. $144,900


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