Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)

MISSING IMAGE

Material Information

Title:
Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title:
Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Physical Description:
Newspaper
Creator:
Islander
Publisher:
Bonner Joy
Creation Date:
December 15, 2004

Subjects

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

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
System ID:
UF00074389:01083

Full Text



Skimming the news ... Anna Ma 'ri Island miap in Lthis edition, page 20.


jjHjjLIAnna Maria



The


Isla uer "Fire safety, page 24.


"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"


V V
www.islander.org


Volume 13, No. 6 Dec. 15, 2004 FREE


Anna Maria to make 'no parking' officially legal


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
If you got a parking ticket in Anna Maria recently,
you might be surprised not to mention upset to
know that the city's no parking zones have never been
specifically designated in the parking ordinance. Put
another way, it means your parking ticket is based on
a non-enforceable law.
The Anna Maria City Commission moved to change


that legal loophole at its Dec. 9 workshop by approving
parking limits on a vast number of areas on public streets.
Those locations will now be sent to City Attorney Jim Dye
to draft an ordinance, in effect legalizing what everyone
already thought was legal. The city also has to adopt all
its stop sign locations by ordinance.
Commission Chairperson John Quam, who wrote
the draft no parking document for the ordinance, added
no parking on the east side of South Bay Boulevard


across fromrn Galati Marine to the proposed ordinance.
Mayor SueLynn agreed. "That area has been a con-
cern for South Bay residents because people park on
both sides of the street, while others are trying to get a
boat into the marina or go to the restaurant."
Quam also ,,_"'JiLd no parking along North
Shore Drive from Pine Avenue to Alamanda, but met
PLEASE SEE PARKING, PAGE 3


Bright lights, season's greetings
Herb and Peggy-Dolan's house is appropriately lit for the holidays (hlie should know how he's longtime owner of Service Electric) and kids ofall ages can enjoy the.
array of lights that literally cover the entire yard, the home and the roof! Coincidental to the tip that the Dolan's home at 404 21st Place in Bradenton Beach is
elaborately decorated, Dolan was named business person ofthe year bY the Anna Maria Island Rotary Club and the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce at its
annual banquet Dec. 14. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy


Bradenton Beach Christmas bonus
P' oi tqrx:^^^E^B^ ^


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Susan King of the Florida Department of
Transportation's Community Affairs office in Bartow
managed to spread some Christmas good cheer at the
Bradenton Beach Scenic Highway Committee Corridor
Management Entity meeting Dec. 8.
That's because King announced that the DOT had
approved an application she had made on behalf of the
city for $300,000 in DOT enhancement funds. The
money is not a matching grant, King said, and the CME
can basically use it any way it wants to beautify Gulf
Drive. That includes using some or all of the money to
complete the multi-use path that the Manatee County
Parks and Recreation Department is undertaking.
King said $40,000 for project design will be avail-
able July 1, 2005, while $260,000 for construction
funds would become available July 1, 2006.
And that $300,000 is in addition to another
$300,000 the city already has coming from DOT in the
same budget cycle for bike paths and pedestrian safety
improvements.
"Plus, there's another $20,000 in landscaping
funds" available from the DOT, said Mayor John
Chappie.
"We're in pretty good shape to make this city look


nice," he added, but cautioned the committee not to
rush into a recommendation right away to use the ex-
tra money.
The $300,000 bonus was welcome news to Mike
Sosadeeter of the county parks and recreation depart-
ment.
Two weeks ago, Sosadeeter and parks and recre-
ation department supervisor Cindy Turner had to tell
the CME that the grant for the multi-use path would
only cover about one mile of the proposed mile-and-a-
halft path on the west side of Gulf Drive through Co-
quina Beach.
"I tu,_'c.l you could use some of these funds to
complete the west side," noted King.
Sosadeeter said it's Iup to the CME what it wants
to do with the DOT funds, but the county has only
enough money right now to complete a mile of the
project.
In other CME business, Bob Herrington of the
Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization
presented the first draft of the water-taxi feasibility
study. He emphasized to the CME that this is "only the
first draft" and a number of changes are likely.
But the initial draft does consider a water taxi to be
PLEASE SEE WATER TAXI, PAGE 4


K


Clown encounter at
Lester Fun Day
Piper Hanson, 2, of Bradenton, meets Saggy Aggie,
who handed out stickers and candv canes at the
ILester lFamilv Fun Day Sa(tIr-day. For more pictures.
see inside. Islander Plioto.: .L. Robertson


^"j





PAGE 2 E DEC. 15, 2004 0 THE ISLANDER


Where's Woody? 'yard sale' Saturday

Island artists and friends of Island artists are invited .
to exhibit at the fun, free year-end artists' "yard sale".. .;".:.
hosted by The Islander newspaper 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat- .- -
urday, Dec. 18, but signup must be completed by Fri-
day, Dec. 17. K
What started as an outdoor yard sale at artist .-..J--
Woody Candish's Anna Maria home, moved several v' ,. "i "
years ago to the sidewalk at The Islander and has- l Woo- Ca s
grown to fill the Island Shopping Center where the Dc 1
newspaper office resides. c" "e B m a Onl o ...
Artists committed to this year's event include to or
Rhona Mitchell, Cathy Taylor, Peggy Potter, Joan d bz t r a o th B Ci
Voyles, Cris Huntington, Geneive Alban, Mary Gem-
ming, Marguerite Loucks Dye, Joan Valenza, Faye F l A op
Rosechild Nierman, Robin Rhodes, Barbara Singer "io v c 4 ,p
Winnie Long, Loretta Owen, Claire Chervarie, Susan .
Spann and Linda Molto. r
Candish has donated a sculpture for a raffle ticket
sale that will raise funds for student art supplies at "
Manatee High School and he remained mysteriously h
uncertain as to whether he'll join the yard sale.
Many of the "yard sale" artists have been partici- L i B.c
pants in The Islander's annual student art fundraiser
"For Art's Sake" and many more are welcome to join
the event, which is free to exhibitors. Shoppers must,
of course, bring their wallets (and arrive early) to take
advantage of the pre-Christmas bargains offered by the -
artists. ,- ..?_ .
For information, contact artist Carrie Price, event
coordinator, at 779-1045, or visit The Islander office, Sculptor Woody Candish has donated this colorful, whimsical fish to the "art yard sale" hosted by The
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Islander in his name Saturday, Dec. 18.


Fire claims Bradenton Beach man Only one proposal for pier
Just one person submitted a proposal to operate the
Bradenton Beach resident James Fowler, 43, quickly extinguished the blaze. Inside, they found resta onetheraon be acCty peraMonday
of 105 Fourth St. S., died early last Thursday in Fowler dead on a sofa. He appeared to have diedMiesGlazeraof nt o .,BwasCthesoereson-
what officials say was an accidental fire at his resi- from smoke inhalation, Cave said. The cause of thedninetherity' Leuestoposalsatotmanageethespier
dence. fire was probably a cigarette that ignited the couchade st arnte alt houghtnine peop lepc d pa pa t ion
Capt. Ernie Cave of West Manatee Fire and he was sleeping on, Cave added.packages.azr'shpropl e openedTuesa y
Rescue District said firefighters were called to the The man was a kitchen worker at the Moose afternoon, azd his bid is scheduled to be discussed by city
residence at 2:24 a.m. Dec. 9 and upon arrival Lodge in Bradenton Beach. commissioners Thursday afternoon.


1 J C ontine rn tal
SBistro


You'll love our Beef Wellington. A tender filet
mignon topped with Chef Damon's pate,
wrapped in puff pastry, baked golden, and
served with Bordelaise sauce. Mmmm.
It's your choice from 17 dinner entrees,
specials and other favorites.

RESERVE NOW FOR NEW YEAR'S EVE!
BRUNCH & LUNCH Wednesday-Saturday 11-2:30
SUNDAY BREAKFAST AND LUNCH 8-2:30
DINNER Wed.-Sun. from 5:30
Island Shopping Center
5406 Marina Drive ~ Holmes Beach
941 778 5320





,I(IGVTAJ IIMHT I TU 00 ., .f Y .3G( 2 OA
THE ISLANDER M DEC. 15, 2004 M PAGE 3



,Waterfront Restaurant still an issue


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The Anna Maria City Commission met in special
session Tuesday night to re-consider the plight of the
Waterfront Restaurant.
The commission gave preliminary and final site-
plan approval on July 28 to rebuild the fire-damaged
restaurant, and on Sept. 23, leased the restaurant
enough parking spaces to meet city code requirements.
Owners Jason and Leah Suzor, along with their
architect, Gene Aubry, thought construction would
begin a few weeks after the parking lease, but that's not
been the case.
Aubry said no building permit had been issued as
of Tuesday by Building Official Kevin Donohue.
After the first building permit application, Aubry
said the city came back with 26 more conditions. Fol-
lowing completion of those items, he said, a number of
other conditions were added.
Aubry said he then hired the engineering firm
CHP, a company he's used in the past, to do mechani-
cal, electrical and plumbing specifications on a num-
ber of major projects he's designed.
"We turned in 26 sheets of drawings for a 2,000-
square-foot restaurant, but that's still not enough," he
said.
"Enough is enough. We've done everything the
city asked and beyond and they keep coming back with
more. There isn't a building on this Island that com-
plies with everything the city wants. If we have to com-
ply, then everyone should comply," said an upset
Aubry.
He blamed the problem on the new site-plan re-
view procedures passed by the city commission earlier
this, year following the site plan submission of the Villa


Parking talks continue
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
with opposition from Commissioner Carol Ann Magill.
She believes some residents have created a parking
space in front of their homes for parking in addition to
the driveway.
"I don't want to take away parking for those resi-
dents," she said, and suggested SueLynn notify af-
fected residents of the impending ordinance.
SThe proposed ordinance also outlaws parking
across from Bayfront Park, and reduces parking on the
north side of Fern Street by 20 feet because of a safety
issue.
But Commissioner Dale Woodland was concerned
that other residents would think the commission is giv-
ing "preferential treatment" to some people and not
others. "We are going to get people asking for no park-
ing on their streets, too," he predicted.
Commissioners also agreed to make the Cypress-
Tuna-Spruce streets connection one way after residents
of those streets agreed to the proposal.
But not everyone agreed with the commission.
Resident Wanda Casle of Gladiolus Street claimed
the commission was taking away beach access and
suggested that only city residents be allowed free ac-
cess to beach parking locations. Non-residents should
have to pay.

No to minimum rental stay
Commissioners agreed not to pursue an ordinance
requiring a minimum stay in a rental unit in residential
zones after determining such a law was unneeded.
"We're just over-reacting," said Commissioner
Dale Woodland. "It's a 'feel good' law that can't be
enforced."

Public works change
The commission did like a suggestion from Public
Works Director George McKay and SueLynn that in-
stead of hiring a replacement for the current vacancy
in public works for lawn cutting and tree trimming, the
city look into contracting for maintenance services
along its rights of way. A similar system is used in
Holmes Beach.
The mayor said the current position costs the city
more than $32,000 annually, while a contracted firm
would be about $25,000. Commissioners asked for a
scope of work from the mayor to discuss at the Janu-
ary worksession. If approved, the measure could sim-


I iWAERF RONT RESTAURANT'
L f "L A* 4i A J& A A a jaia & 11,1 ,,= ,,.1 I.M.. .... ...


1- .-


No front on this water
Reconstruction of thefire-damaged Wateifront Restaurant in Anna Maria has not yet begun,
commission site plan approval in July. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin


Rosa subdivision on South Bay Boulevard.
The first application under the new procedures re-
sulted in a lawsuit against the city and the second ap-
plication the Suzor's is now embroiled in contro-
versy and that could lead to legal action.
"They created this planning process and now it's
beyond a nightmare. They don't even know what's
going on," an obviously agitated Aubry said.
Donohue said that the site planned submitted by


ply be a line item in the budget and the low-bid com-
pany would receive an annual contract.

Special event permit for all
Following the annual boat parade and fireworks,
which did not require a special event permit, Magill
said the traffic and security impact of the event was
such that a special event permit should have been re-
quired, although the parade and fireworks were on
water.
"I thought this event needed a special permit, but
the city said no," she said.
Miller concurred, saying everyone except the Anna
Maria Island Community Center should get a special
event permit for a gathering that affects city property.
The commission agreed and directed SueLynn to
require a special event permit from all organizations
and private businesses that hold events affecting the
city. That includes beach weddings, the commission
said.
The mayor said she still wasn't sure what events
would require a special permit or be exempt, and would
consult with Dye on the issue.

Belle Haven
SueLynn told the commission that in order to score
more points on the Federal Emergency Management
Agency's Community Rating System for low-cost flood
insurance, the city has to get rid of Belle Haven Cottage.
The structure is currently owned by the city, but
not insured, and the mayor said the city's insurance
agency said insuring Belle Haven would not be cost
effective.
The mayor proposed a change in the Belle Haven
lease with the Anna Maria Island Historical Society in
which the city would transfer ownership of the cottage
to the society. In addition, she said, the city needs to
designate Belle Haven as an historical site, in order to
receive further points under the CRS system.
An amended lease prepared by Dye along with a
resolution proclaiming the cottage an historical site will
be presented at a regular January meeting, she said.

Outdoor dining
Commissioner Linda Cramer volunteered to write
a draft for a new outdoor dining ordinance that would
address parking, entertainment, outdoor seating and
other issues associated with the activity. The commis-
sion believes the current ordinance actually makes
outdoor dining illegal in Anna Maria.


despite city


Aubry for a building permit was different than the one
presented to the commission, hence the need for com-
mission review. The commission, not the building of-
ficial, has to approve site plan changes.
He said he'd been trying to help Aubry and the
Suzors in every way possible, but he's a building offi-
cial, not a certified planner.
The Suzors had hoped to be open by Jan. 1, 2005,
when they received their parking lease in September.


Hurricane disaster

registration deadline near
Island residents impacted by Hurricanes
Charley, Frances, Ivan or Jeanne have up
through Dec. 31, 2004, to register for disaster
assistance with the Federal Emergency Manage-
ment Agency.
Anyone damaged from one or more of the
four storms can call FEMA toll-free to register
at 800-621-3362. Persons with speech or hearing
impairments may call 1-800-462-7585.



Meetings

Anna Maria City
Dec. 15, 6:45 p.m., Environmental Education and En-
hancement Committee meeting.
Dec. 16, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Dec. 20, 7 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall,
10005 Gulf Drive, 708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
Dec. 15, 5 p.m., Citizens Advisory Committee for the
Review and Updating of the Comprehensive Plan and
Land Development Code meeting.
Dec. 16, 1 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda: Pub-
lic comment, coastal engineering report, discussion of
beach access survey, discussion of corridor enhancement
survey, code enforcement issue discussion, city pier fran-
chisee discussion, city pier architectural services discus-
sion, appointment to scenic highway committee of Bonnie
Kotlovker, invoices by city engineer, attorney and accoun-
tant approval, city hall holiday closure request, pier rules
discussion, landscape ordinance discussion, consent
agenda, commission reports and calendar scheduling.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holines Beach
Dec. 20, 7 p.m., planning commission meeting.
Holmes Beach City, Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Of Interest
Dec. 16, 6 p.m., West Manatee Fire & Rescue District
Commission board meeting, Fire Station No. I, 6001
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.


t






PAGE 4 E DEC. 15, 2004 0 THE ISLANDER


The night before an Island Christmas


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Having had the opportunity some would say the
penalty of covering public meetings in all three Is-
land cities, I've been asked on occasion by various Is-
land elected officials to compare how each city con-
ducts its business.
Fortunately for me, it would not be appropriate to
give my opinion of any particular Island city's govern-
ment. Each is unique in its own right.
The argument that Anna Maria owns the Island,
Holmes Beach runs the Island and Bradenton Beach
does all the work on the Island is, obviously, an inap-
propriate and untrue metaphor.
However, with malice toward no city and no Is-
lander, with my opinions kept to myself, and with
apologies to Clement Clarke Moore, I offer my own
version of "The Night Before an Island Christmas."
"It was the night before Christmas and all through
the Island, Bradenton Beach was looking for more touir-
ists, Holmes Beach was wondering where to put the
tourists and Anna Maria questioned why the Island
even needed more tourists.
"The stockings were hung by the chimney with
care, and Bradenton Beach decided to pay for a study
to tell them why the stockings had to go by the chim-



Anna Maria


looks at fees

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
If you're thinking of building, remodeling, recon-
structing or repairing a home or business in Anna
Maria, putting up a sign or fence, or demolishing a
building, you might want to move quickly on that idea.
City commissioners at their Dec. 9 work session
reached consensus for an ordinance to charge a slew of
permit fees for services currently given for free by the
city. In addition, a number of other fees would increase.
Building permit fees would be $50 prior to the start
of construction, but $19 per $1,000 of valuation. Any-
one starting construction without a permit would be
charged $28 per $1,000 of valuation.
Other proposed fees include:
$50 for a banner application.
$50 for a sign permit.
$50 for a fence permit.
$40 for a duplicate permit placard.
$100 for a contractor or permit transfer.
$200 for a residential demolition permit.
$500 for a commercial demolition permit.
Fees for a special use, special exemption, site-plan
approval, appeals, and vacating a right of way would in-
clude:
$500 for variance request or amendment by vio-
lator.
$500 for beach renourishment application.
$500 to appeal stormwater assessment fee.
$1,000 for petition to vacate a right of way.
$3,000 for an amendment and rezone application.
$6,000 for comprehensive plan amendment.
$500 for variance with a development application.
$500 for site-plan approval.
$500 for a special use, alcohol permit.
Commissioner Carol Ann Magill did object to the
proposed $500 fee to appeal a stormnwater assessment,
noting the cost to appeal was much greater than the pro-
posed annual stormwater assessment. The commission
agreed to lower that figure when the draft ordinance is
presented.
Mayor SueLynn said that according to City Attor-
ney Jim Dye, the best way to implement the fee sched-
ule is to write an ordinance allowing the commission
to set or change the fees by resolution. Otherwise, ev-
ery time the commission wants to change or add a fee,
a new ordinance would be required.
SueLynn noted the city has not in the past charged
for a number of services that other Island and beach
cities such as Holmes Beach and Longboat Key have
routinely charged.
The commission consensus was to proceed with
the ordinance.


ney, Holmes Beach quickly wrote a check for the
stockings, and Anna Maria asked why they were put-
ting up holiday stockings in the first place.
"While visions of sugar plums danced in their
heads, Bradenton Beach paid for a study to tell them
that the original study on the stockings said put the
sugar plums in the stockings, Holmes Beach was con-
cerned that if thle sugar plums were contaminated, the
city could be sued, and Anna Maria said the sugar
plums were non-native vegetation and should be re-
moved from the city.
"When out on the lawn, there arose such a clatter,
Bradenton Beach called the police, Holmes Beach
passed a noise ordinance and Anna Maria blamed the
noise on mainlanders from Manatee County.
But the noise was "a miniature sleigh and eight tiny
reindeer, with a little old driver so lively and quick. I
knew in a moment, it must be St. Nick.
"Bradenton Beach then charged him $50,000 for a
permit to park on the roof, Holmes Beach told him to
park at the public beach, and Anna Maria said parking
on a roof was illegal and held a series of meetings to
discuss establishing a committee to study the parking
problem.
"Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a
bound, a bundle of toys he had flung on his back, and


he looked like a peddler just opening his pack.
"Bradenton Beach decided he used an improper
entry and fined him another $50,000, Holmes Beach
asked if the toys contained any hazardous materials that
could lead to another lawsuit, and Anna Maria said no
peddlers were allowed in the city.
"The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth, and
the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath. That did
it. All three Island cities concluded Santa was damag-
ing the environment with his pipe smoke.
"He spoke not a word, but went straight to his
work, and filled all the stockings; then turned with a
jerk, at which point Bradenton Beach asked if his work
included building more condominiums, Holmes Beach
read the site plan for filling the stockings and paid for
a legal opinion, while Anna Maria waited until the
stockings were filled, then called for an ordinance to
ban such activity.
"And laying his finger aside of his nose, and giv-
ing a nod, upIP the chimney he rose; he sprang to his
sleigh, to his team gave a whistle, and away they all
flew like the down of a thistle.
"But I heard him exclaim, as he drove out of sight,
"Merry Christmas to all, and to all stop the fight -
amongst yourselves, so you can save Islanders a lot of
money on taxes, services and infrastructure."


*U L
'- j. '- -."". .J ,
'4 |. '" ,'1 .' >;. .--' = ? --^ ; --- '" ,





f ":- "^ ^ ": ..* '* ^ ^ .:,..3 :. .
:, , ,








'Toys for Tots' collection growing, time running out
Bette Kissick takes ciarge every year of/the toy collection for the U.S. Marine Corps' Toys r Tots drive at
Gri'ffith-Cline Ftnneral Home. There's still time to contribute unwrapped toys beJfore the truck collects the toys
Dec. 20. The Griffith-Clibe Island Chapel is located at 6000 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Islander Photo.
J.L. Robertson


Christ's first journey replayed Saturday


"Kids seem to understand they're experiencing the
joy of ouir most holy night when Mary and Joseph
searched for shelter," is how Kelley Tribble explained it.
It is a "pretty magical time for children, as well as
the rest of uis," she said of the annual Bethlehem Walk
al Roser Memorial ComiuntLnity Chuirch Satuirday, Dec.
1 8. Tribble is the church's school administrator and is
arranging the walk.
After gathering at thle church, people will travel
from inn to inn as did Mary and Joseph, she said. on a
residential block around the church, 512 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria. "The 'innkeepers' will be in costumes of
the period as they turn us away."
There will be caroling and a sort of traveling pet-
ting zoo as children meet the gentle animals along the



Water taxi feasible for area
CONTINUED) FIROM PAGE I

feasible from two locations.
One taxi would come from downtown lBradenton
along the Manatee River, stopping at each of the three
Island cities, while another taxi would operate Ifrom
Sarasota to Longboat Key, St. Armands and Siesta


way goats, sheep, llama, and so on.
Mary and Joseph, portrayed this year by Terry and
Robby Bennett, and the infant Jesius, played by
Annabelle Bennett, and all the friends who will be fol-
lowing along, will wind up at the "'stable." the church's
fellowship hliall. There thle Christmas story will be read
from the Scriptures, then caroling, hot chocolate and
cookies will be available to all.
Tribble said the church has some costumes avail-
able for anyone who picks one up at the fellowship hall,
but there never have been enough to go around so it's
first come, first served. Or feel free to make your own
costume of the period, she said.
Additional details may be obtained by calling 778-
0414.


Key. A water taxi from Venice to Englewood is also a
possibility, the study noted.
Sarasota and Manatee "appear to be a natural choice
for a waterborne transportation system," thle study said.
"The diversity of function and location among
these markets represents the potential of the water-taxi
service. The service could be used both for work com-
mutes and f'or tourist or recreational trips by thle many
visitors to the beaches, shopping areas, and parks in the
region," concluded the study.





THE ISLANDER U DEC. 15, 2004 U PAGE 5


Music for Christmas this Sunday on Island


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
It will be all Christmas on Sunday when the
Anna Maria Island Community Orchestra and Cho-
rus celebrates with music at the Island Baptist
Church.
The big aggregation's concert will begin at 2 p.m.
at the church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Seating is
first come, first served, and the concert is free though
a donation of at least $15 per person will be highly
appreciated.
The program will be Saint-Saens' "Christmas Ora-
torio" and selections from Handel's masterwork "Mes-
siah." The powerful Hallelujah Chorus will climax and
conclude the concert.
Alfred Gershfeld, longtime creative director of the
orchestra and chorus, will conduct the concert with Jay
Kimpel as chorus master. Gershfeld is professor of
conducting and director Qf orchestra at the new World
School of the Arts in Miami, but regularly makes the
long drive to Anna Maria for the concerts, as he has
done for years.
Featured will be five of the area's premier vocal-
ists: Lorraine Murphy-Renfroe, first soprano;
Jacqueline Kimpel, second soprano; Donald Sheeler,
alto; Enoch Sherman, tenor; and Douglas Renfroc,
bass-baritone. The Renfroes starred in last year's pro-
duction of "Amahl and the Night Visitors" by the Is-
land orchestra and chorus.
Saint-Saens' Oratorio was written in 1858 and first
performed that December in the Church of the
Madeleine in Paris, where the composer was in resi-
dence. The Latin words closely follow the Christmas
story.
By contrast, Handel's famed Messiah, so closely
associated with the Christmas season, was originally
intended as an Easter production. Now the Hallelujah
Chorus is as much a part of the season as "Silent
Night."
The orchestra an chorus will perform two more
concerts this season, on Feb. 20 and March 20, 2005.


Bringing music to the Island Sunday will be soprano Lorraine Murphy-Renfroe and bass-baritone Douglas
Renfroe, two oJ five special soloists in concert at Island Baptist Church.

Holiday blood drive at Center Tuesday


The Anna Maria Island Community Center is
sponsoring a blood drive for the Manatee Community
Blood Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21.
All donors will receive a T-shirt, wellness checkup,
cholesterol screening and a coupon for a free ticket to
the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg.
Donors may call SauMlee PructU at the Center. 778-


1908, to schedule an appointment, although walk-ins
are welcome.
Prior to donating blood, the MCBC advises to eat a
meal and drink plenty of fluids. First time donors must
present photo identification and Social Security number.
The Center is located at 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria.


WILLS TRUSTS PROBATE

JAY HILL
Attorney-at-Law

778-4745
Anna Maria, Florida


















David M. Parrilsh,
President [
Fifth generation localsresidentw nd f0 ltc"n







United Electric
Powered by Service
Call for scheduled or one-hour emergency service
Sarasota: 953.7585 Bradenton: 756.5465
Lic. EC0003053


WHEN ONLY THE BEST WILL DO
!
Sanna m a r i a FROM 1 BEDROOM
,. .... APARTMENTS
Gulf Coast TO
SR E N T A L s 5 BEDROOM
SR T A L S EXECUTIVE HOMES
5319 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach (Island Fitness Plaza)
TEL. 941-778-3699 TOLL FREE 1-800-865-0800 FAX 941-782-5606
E-mail vacation@amgcrentals.com Web www.annamariagulfcoastrentals.com


aelpAraea C ide EjyT e H *.ay



, O it for N O T O
1fo












Join with us in this annual, caring Marine Corps program
to provide gifts for less fortunate youngsters by bringing a
NEW UNWRAPPED GIFT BY FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17
to the collection centers listed below.


^/r/'0 / 0 C liw?
FUNIRAI. Ho(MiS AND CREMATION SERVICES
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday
6000 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach
720 Manatee Ave. W. 3904 Cortez Road, Bradenton
(941) 778-4480






19pA^ -. 1i* 6rAWY



^"Dinlonl

Roller coaster temps
Islanders awakened this morning to winter, with tem-
peratures expected to have dipped into the low 40s on the
Island and within the freeze zone elsewhere in the region.
Baby, it's cold outside.
We've been watching with something of a smirk the
cold temperatures that the northern and central regions of
the country have had to deal with in the past few weeks.
Friends near Grand Rapids, Mich., had upwards of 10
inches of snow on Thanksgiving weekend.
Recent mid-80 temperatures, lots of beach time and
the drone of air conditioners can send northern friends
yearning for some "Island time" into a jealous rage.
Although 40s are a far cry from frigid, it's still cold
enough for us. It does however, seem more like Christmas.

Bradenton Beach quandary
Bradenton Beach officials will face an interesting
quandary this week.
With high hopes of getting a slew of applicants to
manage the city pier restaurant facilities (nine poten-
tial bidders took packets of information), a grand total
of one bid was received.
Submitted by a St. Louis, Mo., man, the bid was
being opened at press time. City commissioners are
expected to discuss the matter Thursday.
The quandary will be whether or not to reject the
lone bid and start anew in the hope that more applicants
respond, or accept the existing bid regardless of what
terms may be offered.
It's a shame more people didn't respond. True, pier
revenue has dropped in recent years from an all-time high
of better than $1 million annually about five years ago, but
the location is sound and the business has the potential to
flourish with the right management, menu and marketing.

Perhaps a problem?
Perhaps it's time for Anna Maria officials to re-
think their development rules in the wake of repeated
delays for the Waterfront Restaurant reconstruction.
The city wants the restaurant opened, the owners want
the restaurant opened, the patrons want the restaurant
opened, but the city has fallen into a quagmire of new
rules.
If professionals and officials can't figure out the
rules, what chance do average citizens have to decipher
a process that is obviously way too complex?
And don't forget about those two lawsuits that have
been filed in the wake of recent commission decisions.
Here we go again.


The Islander
DEC. 15, 2004 Vol. 13, No. 6
V Publisher and Editor
Bonn'r Joy1',b6nner@islander.org
V Editorial
Paul Roat, News Editor, paul@islander.org
Diana Bogan, diana@islander.org
Rick Catlin, rick@islander.org
Jack Egan
Jack Elka
Jim Hanson
V Contributors
Gib Bergquist
Kevin Cassidy, kevin@islander.org
Doug Dowling
Robert Noble
J.L. Robertson
Preston Whaley Jr.
V Advertising Sales
Nancy Ambrose, nancy@islander.org
Rebecca Barnett, rebecca@islander.org
V Office Manager
Julia Robertson, julia@islander.org
V Production Graphics
Kelley Ragan, kelley@islander.org
Jocelyn V. Greene, ads@islander.org
V Distribution
Urbane Bouchet
Ross Roberts
Lisa Williams
(All others: news@islander.org)




Single copies free. Quantities ef five or more: 25 cents each.
1992-2004 Editorial, sales and production offices:
Island Shopping Center, 5404 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach FL 34217
WEB SITE: islander.org
FAX 941 778-9392 PHONE 941 778-7978


SLICK By Egan




O 1inion1
O-D BBIfllIII011" : -


Many thanks
Thank you to all the Bradenton Beach businesses that
donated items for the Bradenton Beach police station wall
mural raffle. The following businesses were extremely
generous, many donating two, three, or even four items.
Thank you to Art Attack, Banana Cabana,
Bradenton Beach Hair Salon, Bridge Street Bazar,',
Bridge Street Interiors, Bridge Tender Inn, Drift In,
Gulf Drive Cafe, Joe's Eats and Sweets, SS Scoops,
Sandbar, Beach House, MarVista, Sea Trek Dive Shop
and the Sports Lounge.
.Special thanks to Cindy Thompson and the Anna
Maria Island Chamber of Commerce for the opportunity
to sell raffle tickets at their Bayfest event. Thank you Deb
Myers and the Bradenton Beach merchants for allowing
the raffle at the Historic Bridge Street Holiday Open
House. Thanks also to my husband David for helping me
load and unload things and his support and to my friend
Pat Palmeri-Bates for driving all the way from Apollo
Beach to help sell tickets all day at the open house.
Thank you to all of you that purchased tickets and
made this raffle a success. Thanks again to everyone
who helped us raise $415 toward the painting of the
mural. You are all very much appreciated.
Nancy Ambrose, Holhnes Beach
First, think about it
On Jan. 13, the city of Bradenton Beach will dis-
cuss the option of incorporating into the building and
development code a daylight plane ordinance. For any-
one who owns land and wishes to sell now or later, you
better pay attention.
The daylight plane rule works very nicely on large
lots that have room to build deeper setbacks, or a wedding-
cake house plan. It has no place on a 50-foot-wide lot. A
large number of lots in this city are only 50 feet wide.
The current setback requirements are 10 feet on the
side yards, allowing for a maximum building width of
30 feet on a 50-foot-wide lot. A wedding cake home
with an additional setback of 10 feet on the sides of the
home for the top floors would only allow a top-floor


width of 10 feet, clearly not sellable and hardly usable.
They clearly are not what one would call cottage-
looking and all new housing will then look like the one
next door. The daylight plane plan will reduce the
square-foot area you can have in your home. This
clearly will reduce the value of your property.
It is also substantially more expensive structurally
speaking to build a wedding-cake design and it is clearly
less strong in a hurricane. It is amusing that the city sees
condo canyons in the future that will block out the sun.
There is little to no condo land left to build on in this city.
The city continues to believe they will keep the
small-cottage look. This is a very narrow-minded view.
As homes become obsolete, they will be torn down.
The new structures will be at least two stories, regard-
less of the city's desire for the cottage look. The day-
light plane plan will force people to build up (three sto-
ries) since they can't build out.
In other words, the daylight plane plan is self-defeat-
ing as it makes us build higher to get the needed square
foot area in our homes, particularly on narrow lots.
The city commission would be far better off to
limit the length of the buildings as they do now. Instead
of a 200-foot-long building, maybe 120 feet would
work better for them.
New buyers want homes that are built to the new
codes for safety reasons. The community is still trying
to tell the public what they should live in. Unfortu-
nately, it works the other way around. The desires of
the marketplace are what will be purchased.
They also want to add the New Urbanist develop-
ment code. I thought this was an island. We clearly are
not an urban area. The city needs to take the time to
work through their new plan, not just buy a book of
rules that don't fit the character of what they want.
Maybe they should have asked some of the "local
resident developers" to be on their committee. The
"concerned enemy" couldn't possibly pass any codes,
but maybe they could lend experience to some things
that would help this process work better.
Reed Mapes, Bradenton Beach





THE ISLANDER U DEC. 15, 2004 PAGE 7


The push-broom

Christmas tree
The Cracker family's Christmas tree is usually the
native red cedar or the short-leaf pine which grows on
Florida's white sand ridges.
Our family usually alternated between the two.
Early in this century, there grew on the north prong
of the Alafia river, near the present town of Pinecrest,
a magnificent stand of century-old red cedar. This for-
est was purchased by the Eagle Pencil Co. When har-
vested the tree trunks were shipped north to be fabri-
cated into the aromatic, red cedar lead pencils of yes-
teryear.
The second-growth progeny of these stately cedars
was the source of our family Christmas trees.
Early in December, mom and dad and four little
brothers would trek into this forest with ax and saw in
hand to search for the perfect Christmas tree.
My mom was a perfectionist. In her mind's eye, the
perfect tree didn't exist in nature. After a long search
we usually ended up with two trees and a few extra
limbs.
Upon arriving home, mom armed herself with a
pair of shears and a roll of baling wire, set out to build
the perfect Christmas tree ring-in a limb here and
there. No turning the sparse side of a tree to the wall at
our house!
Now the time shifts to the Christmas of 1943. Our
nation is at war. Three of the four brothers are now
grown or at least they think they are, and they have
entered military service.
It was as a young, homesick Marine that this
Cracker first experienced a Christmas away from
home.
A large package filled with fruitcake, chocolate


fudge, and other presents arrived for me from loving
parents. Also included were a couple of strings of
Christmas lights and an extension cord.
It's Christmas Eve and as snow falls on the Mary-
land countryside outside our drab barracks, someone
comes up with an idea to brighten our dreary holiday
- we need a Christmas tree!
Two beautiful rows of evergreens grace the en-
trance to our base. Would one be missed? Yes, and we
could get court-martialed.
Didn't those trees need a little trimming? Yes, we
Marines thought so!
On went our snow boots, on went our overcoats,
and one-by-one we disappeared into the cold, silent
night.
With a swift chops of a Bowie knife, limbs were
neatly trimmed from the evergreens and hastily con-
cealed under our greatcoats for a safe return to the bar-
racks.
When enough of the limbs had been pilfered, we
took a large push-broom for the trunk of our tree and,
employing my momn's proved technique, we wired on
the limbs to fashion a not-so-perfect Christmas tree.
The magic of Christmas filled our barracks after
the lights were placed on the tree and the broom base
covered with recycled gift wrap. It looked perfectly
scintillating.
We shared our packages from home and sang car-
ols to the accompaniment of a small radio. While not
the happiest of my Christmases, it was certainly one of
the most memorable.
I am sometimes asked "How do you Crackers cel-
ebrate Christmas? No snow, no sleighs, no skating
ponds, few fireplaces."
"Just like you do," I interrupt. "We have our beau-
tiful evergreens, our native mistletoe, snow in a spray
can and a heck of an imagination. Christmas is cel-
ebrated in the heart!"
What do you think?


Real estate transactions
Up-to-date Island real estate transactions as
compiled by Doug Dowling for The Islander are
available online at www.islander.org.


THEMES
THE BES!A


P" der

213 YEARS


Ten years ago in the Dec. 15, 1994, issue
of The Islander, headlines announced:
Rather than make the decision itself, the Holmes
Beach City Commission voted to hold a citywide ref-
erendum on whether or not density should be increased.
At the request of the Save Anna Maria organiza-
tion, the Florida Department of Transportation post-
poned until March a public hearing on the proposed 65-
foot, fixed-span bridge to replace the current Anna
Maria Island Bridge. The decision was to allow attor-
neys for SAM to become familiar with the issue.
The Bradenton Beach City Commission voted to
extend the contract of the leaseholder at the city's fish-
ing pier and restaurant for another year, but added an
amendment requiring commission approval before al-
lowing live entertainment on the pier.


fw '/ers Eve UdisIh
Special menu!
Entertainment
0 by Jay Crawford!
0 Noisemakers!
Champagne
0 at midnight!
.0.0 No cover charge!
0 0 Reserve now!
0. ;,aCall 778-3953
Hurry! It's filling up fast!

GREAT LIVE MUSIC ALL WEEK! DRINK SPECIAL
WED DEC 15 ?EjNINjYI A X ttiTequila Sunrise
THURS & FRI To Mobley or Screwdriver
THUR & FI -2 for $550
SAT-Joe & Bernie -V
MON & TUES ToM Mobley
WED DEC 22 KEMM"I's KENNIYq KjNj-Yp PitchiTi ud and
Miller Lite Only $6

Shop "AL-MART for Rotten Holiday Oifts!
Coffee Mugs^ 119fth rs Gift Certificaes


1-')"** -


BEER GLASSES Rotten Ra7, cps


I GolfPER S i t,
Golfsits^


I~~ ?d ..., ?':'i ;& <& t,& {& ;t; *i ;st ;; ;t; ;t; ;t; :t; 1 i < a ; I $
1^ROTTEN RALPH'S

o WATERFRONT DINING
/ ]rLUNCH & DINNER 7 DAYS FULL BAR SERVICE
\__ -902 S. Bay Blvd. Anna Maria
o ROTTE -/ Located at Galati Marina 778-3953
RAPHS, / Closed Thanksgiving

S, _._ -. Gulf of Mexico

AL* 0 *,AT .ISH &CIPAL*DY EVERY DA I M


We'd love to mail


you the news!

We mail The Islander weekly for a nominal $36 per year. It's the per-
fect way to stay in touch with what's happening on Anna Maria Island.
More than 1.400 happy, eager-for-Island-news paid subscribers are already
Sreceiving The Islander where they live ... from Alaska to Germany and
SCalifornia to Canada.
S We bring you all the news about three city governments, community
* U
happenings, people features and special events ... even the latest real es-
State transactions ... everything you need if your "heart is on the Island." We're
N U
the only newspaper that gives you all the news of Anna Maria Island.
S The Islander is distributed free locally. But if you don't live here year-
* U
Sound, or if you want to mail the paper to a friend or relative, please use
this form or log on to islander.org for secure e-mail transmission.

BULK MAIL U.S. SUBSCRIPTIONS (allow 2 weeks for delivery)
S 2 One Year: $36 J 6 Months: $28 2 3 Months: $18
U.S. FIRST CLASS AND CANADIAN SUBSCRIPTIONS
One Year: $140 2 6 Months: $87.50 2 3 Months: $52
* U
2 Single Issue: $3.50 FIRST CLASS MAIL, U.S. ONLY, Maximum Four Weeks
S Call for mail rates to Europe or other countries.
S MAIL TO: _
S ADDRESS ....

SCITY ______ STATE ______ZIP_______
* U
Credit card payment: 2'-_ I2= No. ... ...______

SExp. Date ______ Name shown on caid: __ ___________
* U
* U
MAIL START DATE: _________________
* U


The Islander

S Island Shopping Center 5404 Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217
* U
IT, CHARGE IT BY PHONE: (941) 778-7978
OR ONLINE AT islander.org
nn N Nmmmmn m m mmm mm --ImmmmmmmmEN M mmmmmmmmE N


e






PAGE 8 M DEC. 15, 2004 0 THE ISLANDER


Old Cortez store will move at last


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
The small 1890s building that grew into the
Albion Inn, only to fall derelict for more than a decade,
is about to live again thanks to a Selby grant.
The William G. Selby and Marie Selby Foundation
of Sarasota has approved an application for a $66,200
grant to move the building. The building will go per-
manently to the grounds surrounding the 1912-built
school, now being rebuilt to house the Florida Gulf
Coast Maritime Museum of Cortez.
Work will begin very soon, said Mary Fulford
Green, Cortez native and treasurer of the Cortez Vil-
lage Historical Society, which was awarded the grant.
It will have to be soon, said Roger Allen, director
of the school rebuilding and of the museum "It has
to be in place by next June 15, under terms of the
grant."
Debra M. Jacobs, president and chief executive of-
ficer of the Selby Foundation, came to the village re-
cently to see the old store, and became very enthusias-
tic about the entire historic renovation project, said
Green. The project will include the museum, the newly
named Schoolhouse Preserve surrounding the mu-
seum-to-be, the adjacent FISH Preserve, which the


At least a portion of the newly remodeled Cafe
on the Beach at the Manatee Public Beach was
scheduled to reopen today.
Cafe on the Beach owner Dee Percifield said
the Beach Shop gift shop was to open along with
the Pancake Shack in the newly remodeled build-
ing.
Percifield said county officials have told her
they should have the remainder of the building -
and Cafe on the Beach ready in two weeks.
SManatee County began its $600,000 renova-
tion project last August and planned to finish by


An historic picture of the old Albion Inn in Cortez.

Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage has bought for
public use, and the historic Pillsbury Boat Shop do-
nated from Palmetto, now awaiting transport to the
grounds. The entire school/museum project has been
made possible by the Manatee County clerk of the cir-
cuit court, Chips Shore, Green told her.
The small building was built on pilings and a dock


Nov. 1, but was delayed by the four hurricanes that
passed through the area. The re-opening was then
moved to Dec. 15.
"We're hopeful everything will be fully back
on track in a few weeks," said Percifield. "The
county has been wonderful, doing everything it can,
and I know [Holmes Beach] Mayor [Carol]
Whitmore and others have been pushing to get us
open. At least we're partially open."
During the reconstruction, Cafe on the Beach
and the accompanying gift shop have been operat-
ing out of portable stands at the beach.


ran out into the sound to accommodate steamships. It
was part of what eventually was expanded into the
Albion Inn, the only building in the village that sur-
vived when an unexpected hurricane in the mid-1920s
leveled Cortez. It remained a store, post office and
gathering place for Cortezians.
In the early 1990s the Albion Inn was demolished
to make way for the new Station Cortez building of the
U.S. Coast Guard, throwing a terrible fright into a vil-
lage which is very conscious of its heritage.
By the time Cortezians could mobilize, the other
end of the inn had been torn down "They started at
the other end from the store and demolition got stopped
at the last minute," said Allen. The store part was
sawed off the inn and ended up on the mover's trailer
in space donated by Calvin Bell across the street from
the Bell Fish Company and Station Cortez.
The Selby grant is sufficient for putting in founda-
tions, moving the building and getting fairly deep into
renovations "We'll do the interior as far as the money
will stretch," said Green. Volunteers will save a lot of the
grant funding, as volunteers always do in Cortez.
And Green already has applied for a $4,500 grant
from the Parker Foundation to pay for the engineering.


See
you

next

year!


'9..



-

~-.w,, ;*~


City of Holmies Beach
Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach
Police Department.s
Manatee Count\ Sheriff's Office Anna
Maria Deputies
City Pier Re-,tauiant of Anna Nlaria
Rod & Reel Pier
Sand) "' Rich Colfee and Real Estate
Mlama Lo B\ the Sea
West Manatee Fire & Rescue
U.S. Coast Guard
Coai Guard Auxiliari Flotilla 81I
Island Starter & Alternator
Jim Taylor and the crew of Ta\ lor-Made
Pyrotechnical Entertainment
The I'tmi'der staff, especial INv Nanc\
Ambrose and Rebecca Barnett
Iith ycl'cial ihunkdl to Dave Sodk


Congrats Winners!
$ I) cash prize for best decorated
,iP ,at. ,
SoIt hern Conifor,' neriSarn Planck
of Holrh4each.
RT i 'i i c r l// \ oti' i t iiitnd It ,/e',,I\.

Thal nk\ it, all [lilt, I /I ht /; bo, t 4i11riiCi[4tnltS
for miakin.,1 ii irnql ald I iladt'.'


The Islander

Orman llJ: 1 Ltj i. L rt,'fi ,II "I'\ i r I i l.hhr
tii d i.',.-'IHIHIIIIt\l l 'l l (I t'


Remodeled Cafe on Beach partially open today





THE ISLANDER M DEC. 15, 2004 M PAGE 9


Food glorious food
Anna Maria Elementary School second-graders
feasted on an international buffet that included Asian
shrimp crackers, Chinese fried rice, Polish sausage,
Mexican salsa and much more. The feast is part of
their studies on holiday celebrations around the
world. Islander Photos: Diana Bogan


Viva Roma African fashion
Tommy Fera, a student at AME, dressed in an Italian Second-grader Parker Keegan wore an African shirt
costume for the international buffet lunch that to the international feast at Anna Maria Elementary
featured foods from around the world. School.
^'SPW \'"'T '"'1tfc -^S^'If
lAiNZ zxqjt^ .^^ .i~e-


Manatee County's
Best Christmas Shoppe!


J)~~~A I


THE AREA'S LARGEST SELECTION OF:
Nutcrackers
*Angels & Santas
Ornaments
Festive Holiday and Casual
Fashions
Jewelry & Accessories
French Dressing Jeanswear
Music Boxes
Nautical Gifts
Dolls, Candles, Perfume,
Bottles and Much More
Fiberoptic Trees, Santas and
Angels make great gifts!
F^ ^^ ^y^A-


Gift & Christmas Shoppe
Anna Maria Island Shopping Centre
Visit our new store. We're in the same shopping center
as before, but now we're between Shells and Walgreens.
3228 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach 778-4665


'1'


Planning a Holiday Gathering? Looking for Greeting cards
that reflect your style? Visit Decor & More for a unique selection of
Party invitations, holiday greeting cards, stationery, and note cards.
We offer personalized imprinting services on all our paper goods.
You'll also find a nice collection of fine gifts and photo frames perfect
for the special people on your shopping list. __


bOOR&f1OKE
6713 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton
in the Northwest Promenade 792-4235


--- 3007 GULF DR. HOLMES BEACH (941) 778-6614
OPEN FOR LUNCH AND DINNER ....


It's beginning to look a lot like...
i--,",---, .,



Call Santa's
Helpers
at
778-4751
or
1-800-771-7163


-e::*- '<-



5312 Marina Drive Holmes Beach
Island Shopping Center www.island-florist.com


Gift boxes for the
food lovers on your list!


Mr. Bones (World Famous) BBQ Sauce, Hot BBQ Sauce, Magic Dust
Dry Rub, Logo Mugs, T-Shirts, Hats and Gift Certificates.
Combination boxes from $18.99 to $39.50.
We can ship 'em for you, too!


I


ALJ





PAGE 10 0 DEC. 15, 2004 0 THE ISLANDER


snowy treat
Sarah Falls and Abi Van Ostenbridge sell snow cones at the Anna Maria Elementary School fourth-
and fifth-grade mini-mnall. Each year students make their ow'n products to sell to their peers. The
blueberry, raspberry, grape and lime flavored ice treats were one ofthis year's popular items.
Islander Photos: Diana Bogan


Kelly's place
Kelly Cuerin set up shop at the AME mini-mall to sell candy
cane candles and colorful ornaments suitable for display all
\'ear.


Ship your gifts with ISLAND MAIL & MORE A rta haria Isla dr
4.- where you have a choice in shipping! Ao i A Mr a isl Ad
DHL Express FedEx UPS USPS We will also pack your gifts! --- |
Liquor a~dWip~e
T" _______ ___44 Hop in toA + n fi-
-SLAND MAIL & MORE Saturday Dec. 18 4-7 pm
ToGARD!ANTEEarivalVodka Tastings Wednesday Dec. 22 4-7 pm
~To GUARANTEE arrival
emby Christmas: Visit us for our
Ground Service4 ,_V- fao r our
ShipBy ........................__ 1.... 7 2 1 v o d ka t(,
Priority Mail Service .d i O ing
Ship By ............................12/17 a nd, shop for
S93-Day Service 23 that perfect
Ship By.................12/20
2-Day Service present!
Ship By ........ ..................... 12/21 p e e f
S,. Lost Chance Air Christmas gift
Ship By ............................. 12/23
iRemember, the sooner you sets available
Avoid long lines at the Post Office! ship, the less the costly i along with a
--"___ ocfine offering of
Open 9am-60n Mon-Fri
+ wine and
?' 9am-2pm Sat thru till December 23 WT -- -.
l I Ex champagne,
WE I 778-1911 5351 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach 778-5434











11 r4 PE 3230g Etet*B a seto BayDie Home 782-113 wwweupemihayco
&0iRE1 3230 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach -.'.-Located in the fitness center building
Islandmailandmore.com Please Drink Responsibly ~








Owner and inspiration chef
Raymond Arpke integrates
classical training, innovative flair
.,and love for food to provide
consistent world-class dining.
Crisp roast duckling, flamb6ed
prime peppered steak, Caesars,
fresh seafood, homemade
.... f pasta and vegetarian. Wine
.-. -... .-., Spectator's "Award of
Excellence," and award-winning
-- Beautiful gift items just in from Santa's sleigh. .dessert room.
Special Hours Added for Holiday Shopping. Gift Certificates!
We willbe open Thurs. Fri. Sat. until 8 pm 3 -63
,' .= ,,, --383-3633. .
WE WISH YOU A HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON! .- 5540 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key
114 Bridge Street Bradenton Beach 782-1130 www.euphemiahaye.com





THIE ISLANDER 0 DEC. 15, 2004 0 PAGE 11


Special wishes from Island students to Santa


Students in Toni Lashway's second-grade class at
Anna Maria Elementary School have been busy writ-
ing letters to Santa Claus.
Some of Lashway's students shared their holiday
wishes, and their thoughts on who has been naughty or
nice, with The Islander, and their letters follow:

Dear Santa,
I want to have a skateboard. I want to have an apple.
I have a beautiful teacher named Mrs. Lashway.
Cliff Pascal

Dear Santa,
I have been bad, but I've been trying to be good. I
don't know if I deserve any presents.
Eliza Scott
P.S. Please, Santa please!

Dear Santa,
I have been good. My baby brother is trying to make
me get no presents and I want a robot for Christmas.
Morgan Hackworth

Dear Santa,
I hope you don't get so tired from the trip.
I made some bad choices but I hope I don't get coal.
Kobi Hunter


Dear Santa,
I will try to be good 'til Christmas. I do not care
what 1 get. I care if we are happy.
Hannah Roeminer

Dear Santa,
I have been good.
Maxwell, my brother, broke his collarbone. Some-
times hlie annoys me but hlie is good most of the time.


l Santa's pen pals
Tony Lashway's students
.2 at Anna Maria Elemen-
I tary School wrote letters
to Santa Claus. Cliff
Pascal, Morgan
Hackworth, Kobi
Hunter, Hannah Roemer,
Eliza Scott, Joselin
Presswood and Madison
Driscal shared their
holiday wishes with The
Islander. Islander Photo:
Diana Bogan


I want my uncle to come down safely [for a visit].
I also want my brother's collarbone to heal.
And I want a hermit crab real badly. Please?
Madison Driscal

Dear Santa,
I would want a new bathing suit, please.
And my mommy wants me to be good in school.
And my daddy wants a fishing pole.
Joselin Presswood


S Stop by and check out our expanded
showroom and great selection of holiday gifts!

J l4 ~Jet Skis Motorcycles ATVs
^,,--- ^ _Dirt Bikes Mules
\ NAH, ,- o5Accessories & More!
aut c v ~Gift Cards Available!
2705 1st St., Bradenton 745-9521 www.actionjetsports.com

Never again give an ordinary

gift to an extraordinary person.
10 shopping days
I left!!!!
x 10 Do all your holiday
shopping on the
island, >1
Gifts for everyone.
Avoid the hectic
holiday mall crowd,
Support local
businesses, support
local artists!


t ~4 l
K-. 9


LOCAL ART BY LOCAL ARTISTS

-r-- 5314 Marina Drive Holmes Beach
Island Shopping Center 9 779-2624


Nauticals, Antiques
, and Curiosities
Gift Certificates Available


Visit our Sea


* Ship Clocks
* Ship Wheels
* Telescopes
* Jewelry
* Dive Helmets
* Authentic Fish Net

SPortholes -4-:
* Figureheads -Y
* Mermaids
* Nautical Instruments


Hagg Gallery for Local Art


12304 Cortez Road West.- Cortez
4 blocks east of the Cortez Bridge. (941)795-5756


Your kids will think you are the coolest!


1 '' s' ',
Store Hours: Mon.-Sat. 9 am 5 pm
2712 26th Ave. E., Bradenton


'45. S -.


i


Jil




PAGE 12KN DEC. 15, 2004 0 THE ISLANDER

Wirnerfest art,

'..crafts, music,

weather a

success
The weather co-operated with sunny skies Satur-
day and Sunday, although the breeze was cool. There
was art and craft aplenty and the open field beside
Holmes Beach City Hall once again resembled a "tent
city." Live music filled the air.
It's December, so it must be Winterfest, the annual art
and craft fundraiser of the Anna Maria Island Art League. .
Suzanna Spann took best of show in two-dimen-
sional work for watercolors. Brian Sykes won best of V-
show for his three-dimensional geometric-patterned :'-.11
wood bowls and urns. Both received a $400 award.
First place in two dimensional work and $200 went
to Ben Essenburg for oil and acrylic landscapes. First Suzanna Spann of Bradenton "confessed" that she
prize in three-dimensional work went to Don thinks she's won "best of show"for her watercolors
McCullough for sculpted aluminum figures. in the two-dimensional category nearly every year at
Twelve merit-award winners received $ 100 each. the Anna Maria Island Art League's biannual art
Judging the show were Doug Loewen and Mark shows, Winte-fest and Springfest and she took
Rommel Ricaurte of Deltona attracted folks to hs Anderson of the Ringling School of Art and Design home the top prize again at the weekend show.
booth with large-scale but familiar sculpted critters, faculty. Islander Photos: Banner Joy

M.-, IA IL,,


Happy Holidays! Hcfpp,-C G' r:H.ici


e,~ u4~Jr~ c~n~'
1r~ ~


j71; *- 1
'--...:,:.. -



!IIIA4!!


* 'I


ElectricC


Gos G1''^4

Plus a great selection
of cooking accessories
hot sauces and rubs,
cookbooks, utensils, aprons
and mitts, and more!


.5350 Gulf Drive
'in S&S Plaza next to the
S.. Holmes Beach post office.
779-9594
;Open Monday thru Saturday
: .. 1a0nam-5pm


- THE MUSEUM SHOPPE -,
1DI SOUTH SAY E_.O. ,.\NA MARIA, FLORIDA
... :941.779.0273


Nautical Art Antique Furniture & Glassware
Games & Toys Polish Pottery Writing Collection
Steel Drum Art Ironwood Marine Accessories


; I" I : I II, I O t :d i -: 'i b ,J*


2


Sdi
#iw*~ ~"
~.4 1'1


Horizon E53
Elliptical
$749
Reg. $899
Save $150


'4~,' '~


~.1


Horizon T51
Treadmill
$599
Reg. 799
Save $200


J wese, S
NEW
and used sporting goods and fitness equipment
WE GUARANTEE LOW PRICES


PLO; IT nGA J

SIP )lOTSJ
Cortez Plaza
4573 14th Street West
Bradenton 941-751-6401


Trade your used
sporting goods
and save big

Now Open


A


Trade your used
sporting goods
and save big

tov open


...... Great Gifts for the Holidays!
^, .... .... ~Go-Peds & Accessories on
S,:- S."a-ss ,, sale at discounted prices -~,
-..-, A Chri nimos Pciintboll Promnos
..r::, ."" FREE PMI X-ray mask with
.,': ,* ^ K purchase of any paintball
"" '". ,.-., marker ($35 value, player
pack not eligible)
Electronic Piranha player
..:., .. pack $215 ($320 value)
t Vice-/i^ Shrapnel Paint 2000ct $30
In stock items only
Only one Promo --
__^t t". ^ ,per purchase
--)-- Gift Certificates Av liable
6004 43rd Ave. West, Bradenton
,, .792-1122 (Behind R.J. Gators)
., ,,,, *Mon.-Fri. 8-5 Sat. 8-Noon
B ""'^ :"=':. '.:", Visit www.bradentonlawnand fun.com
Sfor more paintball promos.


_. ..- :-: -.: .,, 7 _--




J!clrf/fAJPrJ nT's V oo .-;r~v .5i~G a9 S^.1 -i,0;
THE ISLANDER *DEC. 15, 2004 M PAGE 13



fc1",\,--- .

// ,
S. vvJ ") "-


Thank onu to all thep varticipants:


AMI Liquor
Amy Dodge Salon
Anna Maria Artist Guild
Jacqueline Clark
Anna Maria Gulf Coast Rentals
Bark & Company Realty
Bizzy Bees Daycare
Curves for Women
Essence of Time
Express It Cards & Gifts
Fit to Eat Deli-Restaurant
Four Seasons Nail Salon


Ginny's and Jane E's Antiques &
Art
Gulf-Bay Realty
Home True Value
Hardware
Hurricane Hanks
Island Fitness Center
Island Girl Interiors
J&J Graphics
Jim Mixon Insurance
LaPensee Plumbing
Minnie's Beach Cafe
Mister Roberts


Nica Rose Silver
Ooh La La! Bistro
Restless Natives
Richard's Whole Foods
Sand Dollar
South Jersey Subs
Sun & Surf Lifestyle Apparel
SunCoast Real Estate
Richards Whole Foods
Tervis Tumblers
The Garden Hut
The Island Florist


'Conratulations to the raffle vrize winn rs

and to thes merchant for more thn I 5OO in riz!


Angie Perano of Bradenton
GIFTS FROM
Original painting by Jacqueline
Clark of the Artists Guild Gallery
Anna Maria Island Liquor & Wine
Essence of Time and Vendors
Bark & Company Realty
Mister Roberts
Island Fitness
The Islander
Tervis Tumbler
SunCoast Real Estate
Amy Dodge Salon
Minnie's Beach Cafe
Fit to Eat Deli & Restaurant
Restless Natives
Home True Value Hardware


Ed Molina of Holmes Beach
GIFTS FROM
Amy Dodge Aveda Salon
Anna Maria Island Liquor
and Wine
Curves for Women
Fit to Eat Restaurant
Garden Hut
Island Fitness Center
Island Girl Interiors
Islander Newspaper
J & J Graphics
Minnie's Beach Cafe
Mister Robert's Resortwear
Nica Rose
Restless Natives
Richard's Whole Foods
Sand Dollar Gifts
SunCoast Real Estate
Tervis Tumbler
The Islander


Lou Beer of Anna Maria
GIFTS FROM
Amy Dodge Aveda Salon
Anna Maria Island Liquor and
Wine
Express It Cards and Gifts
Fit to Eat Restaurant
Garden Hut
Ginny's Antiques and Art and
Jane E's Coffee Bar
Island Fitness Center
Island Florist
Islander Newspaper
LaPensee Plumbing
Minnie's Beach Cafe
Mister Robert's Resortwear
Restless Natives
Richard's Whole Foods
Sun and Surf
SunCoast Real Estate
Tervis Tumbler
The Islander


The Islander

Sponsored and organized as a community service by the newspaper.






PAGE 14 E DEC. 15, 2004 0 THE ISLANDER

JUMP STARTYOUR HOUINTS
IN AoSTCCA C

Gift Certificates THEYEAR
Available!
4228 60th St. W., Bradenton r ad st -
794-2878Ap al. "a. ,i mon0S th
5366 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beachr
779-2878 o 1q

40% OFF
ALL JEWELRY
IN STOCK
including estate jewelry and selected
Citizens watches.
Sale extended to Dec. 18!
L0A.D~. 4. 9 ~
Z i 7358 Cortez Road West 798-9585
Accepting all major credit Mon-Fri 10-6 Sat 10-4
cards and ATM cards

MASSAGE
I massage in the ive
peace, quiet and o fit
convenience of
your home! More tat i be
than 10 years on
Anna Maria Island. relmemlbered
Call Nadia all year!
795-0887


ISLAND GALLERY WEST
An artists' cooperative
ORIGINAL ART

I AFFORDABLE
Mon-Sat. 10-5
5368 Gulf Dr.
S Holmes Beach

"Rod & Reel Pier" Enhanced Photo Across From
By Richard Stewart 20x24 $250 Sterling Anvil
FREE ART DEMONSTRATIONS ON EVERY SATURDAY
Tel. 941-778-6648 www.amisland.com/gallery



f1 RESEARCH
CENTER
l a TM
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
GREAT GIFT IDEAS 5


Special! Earthboxes planted
with strawberries $45. Rows of
beautiful planted Eathboxes and
plants for you to plant yourself.


Local
author now
available
at
Earth Box
1l I F.N I0N
I'l t i t | n f. \ ,,


FREE Gardening Classes Wed. & Sat. 10 AM
Bring your own chair and join us!
723-2911 1023 Ellenton-Gillette Rd.
Open Mon.-Fri. 9-4 Sat. 9-2 www.earthbox.com
Easy to find. Take 301 to Ellenton-Gillette Rd.
[one block west of Gamble Mansion]


Herb Dolan's 'service' recognized
Steve Schlueter, left, of Island Rotary presented the "Business Person of the Year" award on behalf of Rotary
and the Island Chamber of Commerce to Herb Dolan of Service Electric, center, with wife Peggy, Don
Schroder, right of Dolan, and chamber executive director Mary Ann Brockman. Islander Photos: Bonner Joy


Island chamber

installs officers,

recognizes members
Officers and directors of the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce for 2005 were installed at a
dinner celebration Dec. 14 at the Sun House restaurant
in Bradenton Beach.
Officers are Don Schroder. president: Mark Davis,
first vice prcsie C nt Cind\ Thonmpson, scCond vice
president; Karen LaPensee, treasurer: and secretary
Barbara Murphy.
Members of the 2005 board of directors include
Joan Carter, Ken Gerry. Lois Gift, Judy Giovanelli,
Kim Ibasfalean, Mike MeCaleb, Dawn Mishler. Mike
Vejins and Chuck Webb.
Nancy Ambrose, representing The Islandcr newspa-
per for the chamber's one-year-old ambassador program,
was named "Ambassador of the Year." She was recog-
nized for 284 volunteer hours and her incredible dedica-
tion, according to executive director Mary Ann
Brockman.
Finally, Herb Dolan. owner of Service Electric in
Bradenton Beach, was recognized jointly by the chamber
and the Anna Maria Island Rotary Club as business per-
son of the year. Dolan thanked wife Peggy for her support
and the community for helping him "grow the business."

Charity sock drive at
Anna Maria Elementary School
Students at Anna Maria Elementary School are
collecting new socks for a local charity, following in
the "footsteps" of last year's successful sock drive.
In past years, AME reached its goal to collect 1,000
pairs of socks and this year hopes to collect 1,200 pairs.
Packages of socks in sizes infant to adult can be
dropped offal the school for collection. Collection bins
will be located near the cafeteria and administrative
office through Friday, Dec. 17.
Sock donations of any size for men, women orl
children will be given to Our Daily Bread, a soup
kitchen in Bradenton, for distribution.
AME is located at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. For more information, call Pidge Taylor at 708-
5525.

Winter break for schools
Winter break for public school students in Mana-
tee County will begin Monday, Dec. 20.
Classes will resume Monday, .Jan. 3, rather than the
previously announced late of.lan 4, to make up one of
the school days missed due to hurricane closings.
Schools will also be closed Monday, Jan. 17, for
observance of the Rev. Martin Luther King's birthday.


,,' *. *i -^ -...t .
.,.__ '*> __, ',.- ..__. -'. .

Islander Nancy 'Ambassador' Ambrose
Nancy Ambrose of The Islander was recognized by
the Island Chamber for her dedication to the
chamber's Ambassador Program.

Cortez Christmas party
tomorrow evening
Thursday evening "from 6:30 p.m. 'til the pies are
all gone," Cortez will celebrate the holidays with a
potluck Christmas dinner at the east end of the water-
front.
It will be at the Bayside Banquet Hall. the large
restaurant building where various dining enterprises
have come and gone. It is next to the Cortez Kitchen
Restaurant at the end of 119th Street West.
The Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage board
of directors will meet briefly to begin the affair.
"There's sure to be lots of the best Cortez has to
offer on this Christmas table," reads the FISH invita-
tion. Those attending are to bring whatever they wish
to offer in the way of food.
It is open to one and all, the organic nation said.
Details may be obtained by calling 708-4935.

Koko Ray and
the Soul Providers holiday jam
Koko Ray and the Soul Providers invite all musi-
cians and music enthusiasts to join them for a holiday
jam session Tuesday, Dec. 21.
The band is teaming up with Grego's Almost at the
Beach Tavern to host the holiday fete from 8 to 11 p.m.
at 4332 Palma Sola Blvd., Bradenton.
Musicians interested in taking part in the jam ses-
sion should provide their own gear.
A light buffet and cash bar will be available. For
more information, call Grego's at 761-3055, or Koko
Ray at 792-0160.





THE ISLANDER M DEC. 15, 2004 M PAGE 15


Holmes Beach businesses host

'most successful' open house

Merchants, restaurants and other businesses that
participated in the annual "01' Business District Open -
House" all declared the event a success.
There was music, refreshments and holiday spirit 4.
in abundance as friends and neighbors maneuvered the .
area surrounding the intersection of Marina and Gulf '
drives to visit with each other and drop by the various 4 W
shops and musical venues. !
A collection of prizes from the merchants werel1*
offered in a drawing, with entry forms collected at the /
various shops. Prize winners and there were a lot of .'
prizes distributed in three packages were drawn ''"
from a bin of more than 3,500 entries and included Ed |
Molina of Holmes Beach, Angie Perano of Bradenton.
and Lou Beer of Anna Maria.
Door prize and event contributors included AMI
Liquor, Amy Dodge Salon, Anna Maria Artist Guild,
Anna Maria Gulf Coast Rentals, Bark & Company" -'-' 1
Realty, Bizzy Bees Daycare, Curves for Women, Es- U i
sence of Time, Express It Cards & Gifts, Fit to Eat
Deli-Restaurant, Four Seasons Nail Salon, Ginny's and
Jane E's Antiques & Art, Gulf-Bay Realty, Home True
Value Hardware, Hurricane Hanks, Island Flitness
Center, Island Girl Interiors, J&J Graphics, Jim Mixon
Insurance, LaPensee Plumbing, Minnie's Beach Cafe,1
Mister Roberts, Nica Rose Silver, Ooh La La! Bistro,
Restless Natives, Richard's Whole Foods, Sand Dollar,
South Jersey Subs, Sun & Surf Lifestyle Apparel, Happy winner
SunCoast Real Estate, Richards Whole Foods, Tervis Ed Molina of Holmes Beach came to The Islander
Tumblers, The Garden Hut, The Island Florist and The office to claim his "door prize" an array of gifts
Islander newspaper, from assorted merchants who contributed to the
Congratulations to all the winners. Many thanks to drawing for the Holmes Beach business district
Santa and the musicians and to Mark Kimball for loan- open house held Dec. 4. Molina said this was the
ing the snow machine, and to Ooh La La! for keeping best prize he'd won "since I married my wife."
the snow flurries up for the night. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy


Work along Cortez Road


for sewer, not turn lane


Pawsitively
Pets & Property Services Inc.
Quality Pet Sitting Services in Your Home
Property Services During Your Absence
Bonded & Insured
Jane & Steve Futch
761-751 i


SGreat December Specials!




Sm 314 Pine Ave Anna Maria 778-5694


All that digging and construction activity along
Cortez Road in the historic fishing village is not the be-
ginning of the disputed left-turn lane. It's a sewer
project.
The added lane down the middle of Cortez Road
from 119th Street to the Cortez Bridge won't even be
put out for bids until January, said the Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation.
Right now it's the sewer line job that's taking over
Cortez Road traffic intermittently. Mike Limoge of the
Manatee County Project Management Department said
the work on the north side of the road is on the main sewer
line from Anna Maria Island to the treatment plant on 66th
Street between Cortez Road and 53rd Avenue.
The contractor, Cornerstone Business Inc., is re-
placing a section of 20-inch sewer force main and part


'AtlE'


of a six-inch sewer force pipe "sewer force" being
a sewer line which pumps its contents along, as op-
posed to relying on gravity.
The contract is for $897,350, Limoge said, and is
to be completed by April 13, 2005.
Building a left-turn lane down the middle of Cortez
Road has been in the works for years and has been sub-
ject of controversy all the way. DOT wants it to "im-
prove traffic flow efficiency," while some Cortez resi-
dents object to it as just a means of moving more traf-
fic through the village.
When it is finally done, Cortez Road will have one
wide middle lane for left-turning vehicles, a traffic lane
on either side, paved shoulders, sidewalks, new signal
system at I119th Street, with landscaped medians and
new street lighting.
.,i A rare dog
Jenny will graduate Saturday
'I1 as a certi ied "hearing (log
from the Florida Guide Dogs
fsor the Deaf school in East
Bradenton. iJemv, partner
Greg Lawrelnce oanel p oain
Pinter live aboard a 37-f1oot
(sailboat at Rivetrtoitun Boat
CWorks in Northwest
Bradenton. "She alerts me to
every sound," said Latwraence,
"from sirens to fire alarms to
suspicious noises, on land or
S sea or in. the car. She wakes
me up in the morning, too.
Jenny is part Airedale, part
Rottweiler: Only one pup in 20
has the temperament for the
job, said Lawrence, "so they
don't worn, about fiwcy
breeding. '" They have trained
together (is a t(eai for nine
mon ths.


10 p.m.
Friday
Dec. 24, 2004

1lonyLOAt iSLAno c1)Apcis
S|lristmas 6
(,gar igIt 1, t aic r


Singing of Carols by entire congregation
Longboat Island Chapel Choir led by
Joe Spinella, Director of Music.
Accompanied by piano, organ, guitar and flute.
Soloist: Sharon Ohrenstein and Joe Spinella
Christmas Meditation by the Rev. Jim Marsh
Everyone Welcome
I'/'r.rv join us h/bfre f/iu r scvice in/l tie rndship
(a/r/(Il./6 r ('i(c/ and /cookis (rand C/iistnavs music.
6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key 383-6491





loaE 16 s "ft' 15', 2004 T IffrLAit a


Islander is Santa Claus for Haitians


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
"Those kids have got their eye on Anna Maria Is-
land," Earl Mowry said. "They know Christmas is
coming from our Island to theirs, and they're easily
disappointed."
He was talking about children in Haiti, where he has
been a mentor and benefactor of the poor and downtrod-
den for years. Now he's at it again, collecting toys and
other holiday gear and school supplies for them.
Mowry, of Holmes Beach, will send a shipment of
Christmas to them on a boat leaving Dec. 22 from Ft.
Lauderdale, and follow it with more goods and his own
visit later, probably in January.
Haitian kids need everything, he said. "They have
hardly anything, though they're happy little guys." He
asks for donations of school supplies, health supplies,
toothpaste and brushes, and gifts such as necklaces and
dolls and toy cars "anything, nothing will go to
waste."
He assembles donations into "Bags of Joy" in plas-
tic bags for distribution, one bag per child as long as
they last. He sent 600 Bags of Joy there last spring, and
"could have used 600 more."
He and a handful of other Islanders started the new
year's drive for Haitian children's relief at a meeting
Dec. 1 at the Island Baptist Church, though he hastened
to emphasize that this is a nonsectarian undertaking
strictly for the kids, not any specific church.
After revolution and hurricanes, through poverty
and violence and hunger and sickness, the Caribbean
island nation "is getting better," said Mowry, who
through his many visits and works over the years has
some memories for comparison. "There's still unrest in


I -M~ : I
Earl Mowry in Haiti last year.
the country, but people seem confident now that they
will end up with a good country, and sooner rather than
later."
Anna Maria Islanders were in the forefront in
building a church for the Haitians and now their new
school has the walls up and the roof going on. "And


when it is done, we'll build another school," Mowry
vowed.
His Christian-based efforts also need money,
raised $3,900 last year and need that and more now for
electrical wiring, desks and so on to finish the school.
The Islander is volunteering space for the dona-
tions until their shipment, so items may be dropped off
at the newspaper at 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Bring just about anything, Mowry said, the kids will
love it even if it's a bit strange for Caribbean life "A
lady gave me 50 stuffed animals, and you should see
the faces of kids when they see their first stuffed rab-
bit and bear."


SPECIAL
~~RIC E


-. 2004



UVisit Cannons
today and asic
W te for the
O e TMarlin 300!
CELEBRATING 49 YEARS ON LONGBOAT KEY!

S AN6NNS 40GulfofoMexicoDr., Longboar Key
^ CANNONO(2 miles From north end)
' M A R I N A Open 7 days week, 8a.m. 5:30Op.m. SALES SERVICE RENTALS
cvupw-mys ousu.y cou....... t sim1 Cannons.com 383-13,11
We're worth the triple *)YAMAHA




LUTZ, BoBuo & TELFAIR, .A
-. More than 100 years
combined legal
experience in
Manatee and
Sarasota counties.

Island
consultation
offered

One Sarasota Tower o Sarasota 951-1800
www.lutzbobotelfair, corn
Lutz, Bobo & Telfair, P.A. is rated "AV" by Martindalh-Iuhhell, the nationally rvo'gnized law fit-II rating servive.
The hiring of at lawyer is an important decision that should not be IIasidI solely uplon (advertiseimlents.
Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about <1l[" qualificationsI aIId exiericlice.


Lawrence C. Hasaura M.D.,iPLLC
I ^^^^^^^^^


CARDIOLOGIST
is pleased to announce the opening
of his solo practice ...


Now Accepting New Patients
2225 59th St. W., Suite D
Bradenton

761-8955
Board Certified Anerican Board of Cardiology
Medicare Accepted


Manatee Ave. W.


Blake W
Medical g
Center 21st Ave. W.
Ta ---'
Tanglewood W

Cortez Road W.


Pines bringing Santa to park tomorrow morning
Santa Claus and youngsters from thile Manatee The young ones will be there to greet Santa on
County Head Start program will be guests at the his arrival by fire truck at the trailer park's clubhouse
Pines Trailer Park in Bradenton Beach at 10 a.m. at the end of Bridge Street. Gifts will be distributed.
Thursday, Dec. 16. Details may be obtained by calling 779-9565.


OCEANS. MOUNTAINS. ICEBERGS.

YEAH, A FEW THINGS OUTLAST

OUR AIR CONDITIONERS.-
When you buy an Amana air conditioner or
heat pump, there's a chance you'll never have
to buy another. Because Amana units are built
to last a really long time. In fact, we're so
confident about the lasting power of Amana air 0
conditioners and heat pumps that all Amana
systems installed by West Coast qualify for
Amana's AsureCare 10-year parts and labor
breakdown coverage. So get an Amana air conditioner or heat pump for
your home. It'll last and last and last. Call for more details.
S& ArCniWEST COAST
S f AIR CONDITIONING
'F ,M a & HEATING INC
LASTSANDLASTSANDLASTS.TM 778-9622
5347 Gulf Drive, No. 4, Holmes Beach Business Center, Holmes Beach


L-





THE ISLANDER M DEC. 15, 2004 M PAGE 17


Champion boat builder joins Cortez museum


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Bob Pitt had no more than signed up for his new
job in Cortez than he headed to Chesapeake Bay and
won first prize in what he is doing for the village: Boat
restoration.
He is putting organization into what Cortezians and
other volunteers have been cobbling together, getting
a solid restoration program in permanent shape at the
Florida Gulf Coast Maritime Museum at Cortez.
It has been handled by Roger Allen, who is busy
with a host of details getting the old school building
rebuilt to house the museum, gathering exhibits, mov-
ing buildings onto the grounds, and many other some-
what related community projects.
Now he has help in the form of Pitt, who has been
helping rebuild boats there as a volunteer for a year or
more. He is taking charge of the volunteers in the boat
program for the Manatee County-supported museum
project, "and whatever else I can do to be helpful," he
said.
He is an old hand at it, building some new boats but
mostly rebuilding them in Manatee and Sarasota coun-
ties for 30 years. He has worked in boatyards, managed
boatyards, helped build sail and power boats. A recent
job was as commissioning foreman for a sailboat yard
- "I figure I was up about 2,700 masts altogether," he


Come now, Islanders, where are you?
The Lesters came through first thing, naturally,
but the rest of you are hanging back. Now is the time.
It's the 2004 edition of the challenge issued by
Chuck and Joey Lester of Holmes Beach, $50,000
worth this year. It means that between now and
Dec. 31 they will match dollar for dollar up to
$50,000 any donation to the Anna Maria Island
Community Center Endowment Fund, which they
helped establish in 1994.
The dollars to match have been slow coming


We'll pay you when
your income stops.
k ur plan is designed to provide you money
when your income stops if you are
t ) disabled from sickness or accident.
With disability income protection from
Auto-Owners Insurance, you're
protected anywhere in the world,
24 hours a day, on or off the job.
For more details, contact our
agency today!
Auto-Owners Insurance
Lifo Homne Car Business
7A'Ai86&n/fo &i'A
Jim Mixon Insurance Inc.
5412 Marina Drive Island Shopping Center Holmes Beach
(941) 778-2253
OUR OFFICE IS CLOSED FOR LUNCH NOON- 1 DAILY


iDone't worr), Ma'amr, he won't bu9 gou a icrvcre!


said. "And no cracks, I've heard 'em all. I just told
people I'm up here and I've got some heavy tools and
my aim is good."
He's a serious history buff, living for the past 26
years in a house built in 1933 in Terra Ceia and hauled


in, but there's time to be sure, although you know
how Christmas and deadlines slither up on you.
Endowment Fund money stays in the fund, in-
vested and its income available to the Center. It
comes in handy at rent and phone-bill and other
nagging times, said the Center.
Donation checks should be made out to the
Center Endowment Fund and mailed to Anna
Maria Island Community Center, P.O. Box 253,
Anna Maria FL 34216.
Just do it in the holiday spirit.


Island -.

Chiropractic 7
centerr


Dr. Kathleen Goerg
Massage Therapy Also Available!
778-0722
3612 East Bay Drive Holmncs Beach, FL 34217
(between Publix mnd Ace Hardwvare)
Visit our Web site: www.islandchiro.comn


0alV' Sunday
L1 December 19
A1l, I l 2004
*COMMUNITY CHURCH
.'. ]] Rev. Marilyn Johnson
q" Minister

Guest Minister
The Rev. Dr. H. Ray Woody, Retired
Siesta Key Presbyterian Church

8:30 am Adult Study/Discussion

10:00 am Traditional Service with Choir
(Nursery and Sunday school)

Come worship and enjoy warm fellowship
YOUR CHURCH AWAY FROM HOME!

6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Longboat Key, Florida 34228
(941)383-6491
Web site: www.islandchapel.com


Winner with
winner
teBob Pitt with his
St "Mighty Spar-
row," with which
sive eu ehe won the "2004
best restoration"
,- f boas a n award at the mid-
tio fro-.. :h .9Atlantic Small
Craft Festival on
Chesapeake Bay.
This vintage
Bahamas sloop is
of a type used by
Cuban and
"conch "fisher-
men while the
Cuban fishery
existed in the Gulf
here until the
mid-1920s.
across the old Green Bridge to Fogartyville. It is sev-
eral additions beyond the 24-by-26-foot cottage it was
then. And he spent 10 years at the Manatee Historical
Village on Manatee Avenue at 15th Street East, refur-
bishing the old "Bat" Fogarty building and its expan-
sive equipment which the family donated to the Mana-
tee County Historical Association.
He is also a serious Gulf-Coast Floridian: "I've never
been more than two weeks at a time out of the area."
One of his projects will be to catalog the commer-
cial fishing boats around Cortez and trace their evolu-
tion from the 1940s to the present.
Now he is just back from St. Michaels, Md., and
the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum where some
150 boats raced and 500 people took part in the
museum's celebration.
Pitt took his own boat there to show people what
can be done with an old Bahamian fishing sloop he has
rebuilt. Its restoration job was judged best of any in its
category in the event.
N1


'West Co
Family owned and operate j
by Alex and Rondi Guerin

Swedish massage
$35 per hour

Same day appointments!


ist Massage
Company


9P~w ,'


(9-1-+) 22+-+622 9OQ Gullf Drive Anna Maria


LaPENSEE
PLUMBING
941 778-5622 LIC. CFC057548
5362 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach *


Get with it challenge the Lesters


"Tropical Bugs Need A Tropical Service"
CALL US FOR A FREE ESTIMATE
Beaches Bradenton Sarasota Parrish
778-1337 794-1005 365-2893 776-0779


Full Service Exterior and Interior
State Certified/Licensed and Insured
Locally owned and operated


Island Pest Control Inc.
SERVING THE ISLANDS MORE THAN 20 YEAiRS





PAGE 18 E DEC. 15, 2004 0 THE ISLANDER


Obituaries
,i -^.- ` L -''`>` i*.iaa. ` : c .. ..... ..... 1. .... :


Jackson D. Gray
Memorial services for Jackson D. Gray will be held
at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 17, at the Anna Maria City Pier.
The memorial will be held by the Branard Masons
Lodge of Bradenton.
Mr. Gray, 89, of Anna Maria, died Nov. 30.
Born in New London, Conn., Mr. Gray came to
Manatee County from Seminole, Fla., in 1977. He was
a ships officer in the Merchant Marine. He was a mem-
ber of the Masonic Lodge in Waterford, Conn.
He is survived by niece Dorothy Wickenheiser of
North Redington Beach, Fla.; and nephews George
Holmes and Sidney Holmes, both of Connecticut.

Betty Krueger
Betty Krueger, 80, of Holmes Beach, died Dec. 11.
Born in Woodland, Mich., Mrs. Krueger came to
Manatee County from Sebring, Fla., in 1986. She was
a retired telephone operator with Michigan Bell. She
was a homemaker. She was a member of Harvey Me-
morial Community Church, Bradenton Beach.
Visitation was Dec. 14. Services will be at 10 a.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 15, at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home,
Island Chapel, 6000 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Committal service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec.
15, at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla. Me-
morial contributions may be made to the American
Heart Association, P.O. Box 21475, St. Petersburg FL
33742, or to the American Lung Association, 1436
Royal Palm Square Blvd., Fort Myers FL 33919.
She is survived by husband John C. "Jack;" daugh-
ter Carol Wenzel of Douglasville, Ga.; sons Bill of


Grand Rapids, Mich., and Jack C. of Potter Springs,
Ga.; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Vivian P. Letendre
Vivian P. Letendre, 89, of Bradenton, died Dec. 5.
Mrs. Letendre came to Manatee County from
Manchester, N.H., in 1970. She was a volunteer at
Manatee Memorial Hospital.
She is survived by daughter Jeanne Roberts of
Bradenton Beach.
Margaret H. Stertzer
Margaret H. Stertzer, 78, of Bradenton and for-
merly Holmes Beach, died Dec. 6.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mrs. Stertzer moved to
Holmes Beach in 1971. She was a real estate associate
with Hendricks Real Estate before her retirement. She
was a graduate of William Smith College in Geneva,
N.Y., and worked as a part-time substitute teacher in
Bergen County, N.J. She was an active member of
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church" Holmes Beach. She was
involved with quilt making at the church for Lutheran
World Relief and meal preparations for ill church
members. She was a volunteer with Meals on Wheels
at Blake Medical Center.
Memorial services were Dec. 11. Memorial contri-
butions may be made to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
Scholarship Fund, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach
FL 34217, or to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 3355
26th St. W., Bradenton FL 34205.
She is survived by son Andrew III; daughters
Linda Perrey, Heather Smith, and Arielle Mikkelson;
three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.


Counselors at Community Center offer holiday help


Two counselors of the Family Foundations Pro-
gram of the Anna Maria Island Community Center are
offering special help for people who are depressed


during the holidays, the Center has announced, talk, that "it is only in talking and sharing that feelings
They are Rosemarie Fisher, clinical social worker, can become manageable."
and Shirley Romberger, marriage and family therapist, They maintain an office in the Center, 407 Magno-
who said they give individuals or families a chance to lia Ave., Anna Maria, phone 778-1908.



Winter vacation youth theater camp scheduled


The 2004 winter vacation youth theater train-
ing camp of the Manatee Players for youngsters
10-16 has been set for Dec. 28-29 at the Riverfront
Theatre, 102 Old Main St.. Bradenton.
Classes will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., di-
rected by the Players' managing artistic director,
Rick Kerby. Cost is $60 per student.


Also on the Players winter schedule is a
seven-week after-school training class Jan. 10-
Feb. 24, at the theater for students 12-16 and at
Lakewood Ranch for those 8-12. costing $200 per
student.
Additional information may be obtained by
calling Riverfront Theatre at 748-0111.


OUR MISSION;
.To provide our patients with state-of-the-art ra-
diation therapy services of the highest quality in
a caring and compassionate environment.

OUR SERVICES:
3-D Conformal and Intensity Modulated (IMRT)
Radiotherapy
Prostate Seed Implantation using real-time com-
puter planning
BAT Ultrasound Prostate Targeting System for
external beam radiotherapy
Stereotactic Radiosurgery for brain tumors
High Dose Rate Brachytherapy for lung, esoph-
ageal and gynecologic cancers
Access to clinical trials through national coopera-
tive research groups

OUR BOARD CERTIFIED DOCTORS:
Dr. Graciela R. Garton trained in radiation
onocology at Mayo Clinic and was a faculty mem-
ber at Mayo Medical School.
Dr. Stephen J. Patrice former chief resident at
Harvard Medical School with master's degree in
public health from Harvard.
Dr. Larry N. Silverman former chief resident in
radiation oncology at the Medical College of
Virginia and winner of Roentgen Fellow Research
Award.
Dr. Sarah E. Hoffe trained in radiation oncology
at Duke University and Sloan-Kettering Cancer
Center of New York City.


_/


Bradenton Office: (941) 308-1050
6665 Cortez Road
Sarasota Office: (941) 364-8887
3210 Fruitville Road


Tax protesters will

meet in January
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
While initial enthusiasm for the Citizens'
Against Rising Taxation group that began in No-
vember may have waned, organizers and mem-
bers are still committed to fighting the high Is-
land taxes that are forcing long-time businesses
and residents either out of business or off the Is-
land.
"We're going to meet again in January," said
organizer Don Schroder. "But in the meantime,
we've done a lot of background work, organiz-
ing, talking to attorneys and getting a multi-fac-
eted plan of action ready for our January meet-
ing. We're not giving up, we're moving for-
ward."
At CART's initial meeting in November,
more than 60 people showed up to protest their
ever-increasing tax bills the result of high
property values doled out by the Manatee County
Property Appraiser's Office.
But once people learned that the most likely
way any change in how real estate is appraised
in Manatee County is through a statewide initia-
tive or the Florida legislature, a lot of interest
quickly disappeared.
Schroder said those who attend the January
meeting will get an update on a number of op-
tions for tax relief, including formation of an Is-
land county to appraise property and collect
taxes.


Just in time for last minute holiday gift shopping!








MOVING SALE GOING ON NOW! -

Look for great prices on items throughout our store such as: -
tea pots tea pitchers gourmet snacks tea cups -
and mugs painted wine glasses gift baskets o,
biscotti tea caddies sushi plates and accessories I
o incense and holders live bamboo plants hand
painted tiles *espresso cups *natural paper prod- ,
ucts broken china jewelry soy candles Tetsubin
;?- -;- tea pots and more! ,


(jK/ \A Tea Salon & Funky Gift Shoppe

_1..; 314 Pine Avenue Anna Maria -4I-
"'- (941) 778-3250 (941) 704-4928 Email: Findyourspiritl 1 @aol.com






THE ISLANDER 0 DEC. 15, 2004 0 PAGE 19


Lester's Fun Day a 'whopping' success


You didn't have to count the dollars collected for
raffle items, low cost kid's attractions, or the $1.50
soda and hot dog or Duffy burgers to know the Anna
Maria Island Community Center Family Fun Day put
on by Chuck and Joey Lester with The Islander as co-
sponsor was a success.
You could see smiles all over the place, on every
face, young and old. Santa was happy. Saggy Aggy
was happy. The kids were happy. Forty winners of fro-
zen turkeys were happy. Parents, grandparents and
family friends were all happy happily snapping pho-
tos, making memories and sharing the fun and excite-
ment of kids performances, holiday music and, espe-
cially for the younger children, visits with Santa.
"Saturday's fourth annual 'Lesters Family Fun
Day' and the big-screen TV that The Islander donated
for our raffle brought a big smile to the winner," said
Sandee Pruett of the Center. "We had approximately
700 people walk through our Center's doors in just
three hours and we raised a whopping $1,814.30!"
Pruett said attendance was up from previous years
and, on behalf of the Center staff and executive direc-
tor Pierrette Kelly, "We wish everyone a very happy
and healthy holiday season and new year."


All the fun
comes
together
Privateer Dick
Cline, Anna Maria
Island Community
Center executive
director Pierrette
Kelly, Joey Lester,
Privateer Elizabeth
Christie-Cline,
Saggy Aggy and,
poking his head up
from behind Saggy,
Chuck Lester.


Ta dum! And the winner is ...
Scot Jones, center, is the winner of the big-screen TV
donated by The Islander to the Anna Maria Island
Community Center for the Lester Family Fun Day
grand prize raffle. Cristen Franklin, left, a friend of
Jones, was standing at the table when Jones' win-
ning ticket was drawn and squealed with joy at the
announcement. Jones was more subtle, but he was
very pleased to take the 32-inch TV home. Scot Dell
of the Center, right, made the announcement. Is-
lander Photo: Bonner Joy


Special delivery
Santa Claus arrived at the Lester-Islander ifamnily fun
day in the "nick of time" thanks to thefirefighters
from the West Mamnatee Fire & Rescue District.
Santa listened to holiday wishes and posed for
pictures throughout the party.


En-deer-ing
Karissa Messina-Miller, 15, paints a reindeer nose
and whiskers on the face of Nicole Breiter, 5, both of
Anna Maria. Face painting was among the ongoing
children's craft activities held in the Center audito-
rium to keepl) kids busy while parents browsed for
gifts at various vendor booths.


Slic


^_1e*


Join us at the The Islander newspaper office and
on the sidewalks of the Island Shopping Center..


POW Saturday, Dec 18,9am-2pm

This fantastic sale features works by the area's finest artists!
Pottery, sculpture, paintings, jewelry and more! Stop shopping
now and join us at the biggest art "yard sale" of the year!


ARTISTS: Rhona
Mitchell, Cathy Taylor,
Peggy Potter, Joan
Voyles, Cris Huntington,
Geneive Alban, Mary n


Gemming, Marguerite Loucks
Dye, Joan Valenza, Faye
Rosechild Nierman, Robin
Rhodes, Barbara Singer
Winnie Long, Loretta Owen,
\ Claire Chervarie, Susan
\ Spann and Linda Molto.


Candish has
donated a 1
sculpture for a
raffle ticket sale
that will raise funds -
for student art supplies
at Manatee High School.


Th, Islander


Another Islander newspaper sponsored event,
for more information call Carrie Price, 779-1045


I I


--7


I





PAGE 20 E DEC. 15, 2004 0 THE ISLANDER


KITCHEN


Open 7 Days
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Thurs. Sun.
Retail Seafood Market

_' ..' :


Try our
"NOT SO AWFUL"

WAFFLE
A light multi-grain
waffle, served
with berry butter

Only $2.50 V
REAL COFFEE & I
9908 Gulf Drive Anna
(941) 779-0034


REALTY
Maria
[A2


LU
--I
m



z r w

C CU


SX Ov ,CO




SINCE 1690
robes and sleepwear


Free Gift Wrapping


P4


aum.....


fresh sa foo m a
h' A
and dcksid resfurCn


=

r./'


WOO


: ; i I C- CO. Cn N F- CL



.. .. so rn-C.
.<. I Z0 -
... 1 c5
I ,.l ) W ,
< o-
MOT1 <.l


, f ) J AT / es
/r~lkNr/ r


BRUNCH/LUNCH Wed.-Sat. 11-2:30 BREAKFAST SUNDAY 8-2:30
. DINNER Wed.-Sun. from 5:30 p.m. (Closed Mon./Tues.)
IB4 5406 Marina Drive Holmes Beach 778-5320


OPEN 4 PM FOR DINNER
BBQ Bacon Wrapped Shrimp
e Pork Tenderloin
Crab Cakes Coconut Shrimp
*Pistachio Grouper
New Orleans Seafood Gumbo
Gift Certificates Available

1701 Gulf Drive Bradenton Beach 778-3031
OPEN Tues-Sat 11-9:30PM


I


I I I Imm uj






THE ISLANDER 0 DEC. 15, 2004 M PAGE 21


%AWAMA AMA\"a A
C, I Ic A Z aE. EE,,A ",-.!5sFE,,A F:- Z>C 1:>
<;AFpltBE^\INJ SE8 HOME OF THE MANGO-MACADAMIA ENCRUSTED GROUPER
FREE 2 GLASSES OF WINE
or a piece ol Key Lime Pie with any two regular priced dinners, with this ad.
Open Daily Live Music Fri, Sat

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL
E\ery\d 3:.<1-5:31) pin
r 'Buy,'e el ntrep gi s-'.uncl ei e
HALF-OFF


Mt!. Where the locals and the stars love to dine!
Denzel Washington said: "Great food!
103 Bull Drive Bradenton Beach .779-1930


T11
.* l ; "- ../ .. ": "-.. '.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 7 Days
"Fresh Fish" Specials Daily
Ice-Cold Beer & Wine





..,.-,. ,, ,- ." A .a..
JMI
,*i-1 ,,rfi^ ^ '"6' *t, ..
.'*ilti" l .


4


zcr
0(<

lm?
* C)
co


N C0 N
> w<

Sozzom5x
<<<< << ^^


'tN CM) -
m 1 1

ai- :c
I0io

wwa
zzz


N
co


mItCI
0 i :W :


(_ ) QL 0"
< : IL_ : ,
W iillJZ
(

H


w
c,W


CC')MN CN M N N N N mCmIC)t N

a. U -JCC C c '>< : c: c
^~ ~ :


5- L lz )cr M Fr<
z < < < .4c w 0
C/) C/) C l) C l) C l) c ) C l) Cl) C) Cl) Cl) C l) C l) enc


CD (D" tC N N
mM 013-> 0,-.oaw0mm 0mCMa
.- i n -': i I C -, CD : C C : :
S- : : I LU:U 0:-. : Zi
~: : -:,. 1z :t CC :Cc CC w'
-_acoo >J wo
:.. O -5nc< n ---ii
.f.. CDCL^^u


CQ D C 0 0 <0 CC 0 **-c3
Z MC: ) b ') < 0 C U)


I0< 1ooooooooo000oo


SCO CM C

> <0
^. -

a -j
r) U o wa w
M QQ UL


-0:
3 :iE



LL U. LL.-1


1Z : CM3
l)-z :Z0
cDo- : <

-f<
D> LL LL .J
0 ( (DCD D



0 0z
crOW Z :


<<<<<<<-O00
l^S'z 1&^^ ^z


02<0 <
,; J-"z ",,

Io. I
-I Sl-- *?
lw z l


INSHORE SPORTFISHING CHARTER BOAT


00vple at. Angi/e'





--Capt. Stevem, SaWdo,






GINNY & JANE E...

i .0f -&-> ^=


just a couple of beach-lovin' babes who
operate the Island's favorite places to
shop or just hang out and do coffee-talk.


Ginny's
Antiques & Art
5602 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach
_ 779-1773


Ginny's at the Old
IGA & Jane E's "I'll
Bake If I Want To"
9807 Gulf Drive,
Anna Maria
778-3170 [


| TL'SC Our customers
Ii J say we are the
I E #1 Ice Cream Parlor
Regular and
SE oSugar-Free
.. ma Old-Fashioned
7 ClA0R Ice Cream&
since 1984 Waffle Cones
S< 794-5333 Made on Location
OPEN DAILY NOON TO 10 PM Soft-serve Yogurt
11904 Cortez Road West (Surfing World Village) C8


T'- ti't:L r- I 1,jm .ur.)_' r S
3 n, ; ... '10^-_ nz uo of
L-., Ifh ; .1 1 H .j'-
.i, I I ." i rI r r f-
CLOSED TES 5H & MARINA DR. HOLMES BEACH 778-2501
CLOSED TUJES 59TH & IAAR1INA DR. HOLMES BEACH 778-2501


002
02.:

O-
0:0
E a
>- Mc


:02

0z :::
0
W^"Oco

w 52
I ..>.ct)
00I '
I ,_j.,J


CO CM

Woa
O<


C! C\J
02

ClZ

wD-z
mn:Z
cIrz
rr ZC< Ffl >


On a traditional www.annamariaislandsailing.com
50-foot Schooner Dolphin Sails,
or a 36'Catamnaran SI.Isct Sails,
Eguiint Key

,7'.'a ~ Daily departures from the
<., *Seafood Shack Marina,
SReservations 713-8000'

i'UVCiSCROffW or 7614779






PAGE 22 E DEC. 15, 2004 0 THE ISLANDER

Center's preseason basketball tourney crowns champs


By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Reporter
The Anna Maria Island Community Center's pre-
season youth basketball tourney concluded Wednes-
day, Dec. 8, culminating a week's worth of basketball
action at the Center.
The tournament, which started play on Saturday,
Dec. 4, serves as a nice precursor to the regular season
and provides coaches a chance to experiment with dif-
ferent lineups and schemes that best fit each team's
personnel.
Congratulations to all of the teams that participated
and to the four champions. Anna Maria Glass & Screen
captured the Premier League title, while Air & Energy
rallied to claim the Division I title. Division II tourna-
ment winner was Steve Titsworth General Contracting,
while Bistros took home the first place trophy for Di-
vision III.

Premier Division:
AM Glass & Screen edges ReMax
Anna Maria Glass & Screen overcame the absence
of big man David Scott on Monday, Dec. 6, to win the
preseason tournament by a 51-47 score over ReMax
Gulfstream Realty.
Guard David Buck spearheaded the victory with 22
points, while Zach Schields provided a much-needed
inside presence with 11 points. Derrick Gargett and
Eric Distelhurst chipped in with nine and eight points
respectively. Matt McDonough finished with six points
while teammates Chad Reed and Sarah Laneillo corn-
* pleted the scoring with two points apiece for the
champs.
Spencer Carper scored 19 points and Pedro
Alvarez added 11 points for ReMax in the four-point
loss. Franklin Moore chipped in with nine points while
Jordan Graeff scored six points and Kevin Gruenke
finished with two points for ReMax.

ReMax 52, IRE 46
ReMax Gulfstream Realty prevailed over Island
Real Estate on Saturday, Dec. 4, to advance to the Pre-
mier League title game in a battle of realtors. Spencer
Carper scored 19 of his team-high 23 points in the sec-
ond half to help ReMax overcome a four-point halftime
deficit. Franklin Moore followed with 11 points includ-
ing one three-point basket while Pedro Alvarez scored
eight points and Luis Leon added six. Jordan Graeff
and Kevin Gruenke completed the ReMax scoring with
two points each in the victory.
Island Real Estate was led by Tyler Bekkerus who
scored 24 points to lead all scorers in the six-point loss.
Chad Richardson added 12 points for Island Real Es-
tate who also received six points from Jamie Urch and
two points apiece from Ian Douglas and Phelps Tracy.

Glass & Screen 55, West Coast AC 32
David Buck and David Scott scored 22 points
apiece on Saturday, Dec. 4, to carry Anna Maria Island
Glass & Screen into the Premier League title game.
Matt McDonough added 11 points for Glass & Screen,
which also received four points from Zach Schields in
the victory.
Clay Orr's 20 points and 10 points from Brian
Cziraky paced West Coast Air Conditioning in the loss.
Dylan Mullen added eight points while Eric Fridenberg
and Taylor Manning completed the scoring with seven
points apiece.

Division I:
A&E cools off Publix to claim crown
Air & Energy broke open a close game with a
dominant third quarter to pull away from Publix for a
34-23 victory to claim the Division I tournament title
Tuesday, Dec. 7.
Garrett Secor and Corbin Kitchen were a potent
inside-outside combination. Secor dominated the low
post, scoring 11 points and blocking or altering at least
eight shot attempts by Publix players. Kitchen, who
scored eight points, got the majority of his points in
transition, usually the result of a steal or a quck outlet
pass from Secor.
Other contributors were Will Osborne, who scored
four points, and Chris Callahan, who finished with
three points. Kyle Seawall, Jordan Sebastiano and
Amanda White completed the scoring for Air & Energy
PLEASE SEE SPORTS, NEXT PAGE


Division I
Champs:
Air&
Energy
Kevin
Callahan,
Chelsea
Crowton,
Corbin
Kitchen, Will
Osborne, Kyle
Seawall,
Jordan
Sebastiano,
Garrett Secor,
Amanda White
and Coach Jim
Callahan.


PATERFO )A ,


ESTAU' i' f


Premier Champs: Anna Maria Glass & Screen
David Buck, Eric Distelhurst, Derrick Gargett, Sarah Laneillo,
David Scott and Coach Gene Distelhurst.


Division II Champs: Steve Titsworth
General Contracting
Trevor Bystrom, Kelly Guerin, Chandler Hardy,
Molly McDonough, Ally Titsworth, Emily White,
Rachael White and Coach Matt McDonough.


Division
III
Champs:
The
Bistros
Becca Butler,
Hailey
Dearlove,
Giorgio
Gomez,
Denver
Hardy, Dale
Hoffinan,
Alyssa Mills,
Stephanie
Purnell,
Emily Rappe
and Coach
Keith
Dearlov'e.


Matt McDonough, Chad Reed, Zach Schield,


M mP 9KW

AA
AAL j K^,*


.4.. .. ..
Air & Energy's Garrett Secor blocks a shot attempt
by Publix' Ben Valdivieso during Air & Energy's 34-
23 victory for the Division I title game. Islander
Photo: Kevin Cassidy


dILU







Sports
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 22


with two points apiece in the victory.
Ben Valdivieso led all scorers with 12 points, while
Publix point guard Justin Dearlove finished with six
points. Egan Fridenberg and Brooke Fitzgerald each
scored two points, while Donna Barth scored one point
to complete the Publix scoring in the loss.

Air & Energy 36, LPAC 23
Air & Energy ran past Larry Pearson Air Condi-
tioning 36-23 on Saturday, Dec. 4, to advance to the
Division I tournament final behind 17 points from
Corbin Kitchen and 11 points from Garrett Secor.
Kevin Callahan added six points, while Chelsea
Crowton completed the scoring with two points in the
victory.
Matt Shafer and Whitney Bauer scored six points-
apiece to lead LPAC in the loss. Ryan Guerin added six
points and Jarot Nelson scored five points for LPAC,
which also received two points from Jason Rappe.

Publix 36, Longboat Observer 22
Ben Valdivieso poured in 16 points and Justin
Dearlove scored nine points as Publix rolled past
Longboat Observer on Saturday, Dec. 4, to advance to
the Division I title game. Justin Dearlove added nine
points for Publix, who also received four points from
Breann Richardson, three points from Brooke
Fitzgerald and two points each from Donna Barth and
Egan Fridenberg in the victory.
Grant Lukitch led the Observer with 16 points,
while Blake Wilson, Celia Ware and Daniel Riley
added two points apiece in the loss.

Division II:
STGC shuts down Oyster Bar 14-12
Steve Titsworth General Contracting employed a
balanced scoring attack and played great team defense
in its Dec. 8 victory over the Anna Maria Oyster Bar
to claim the Division II tournament title. Ally Titsworth
and Chandler McClung paced the winners with four
points each, while Molly McDonough chipped in with
three points. Trevor Bystrom's two points and one
point from Emily White completed the scoring for the
tourney winners,
The Oyster Bar was led by Sarah Howard, whose
six points led all scorers, while Matt Bauer added four

Peic Islad Conse ingSrie
% St, Inprcve t-he Quacltt'
-' 'of}'o-ttwi Life.

Carol Greer Siemaszko
B A Ea M A Psych

M .. AND LIFE COACH
Peri,- Isind Hiidtnhini
(941) 794-1492



OPEN Mon.-Fri. 73oam-7pm
Sat., Sun., Holidays 730am-5pm
WALK-INS WELCOME
SWe're available to tend to
-your urgent care needs
) Fever/Infections Minor Lacerations
/" ~ Simple Fractures Sprains
PINNACLE MEDICAL CENTER
3.15 75th Street West Bradenton
941-761-1616


points. Blake Rivers completed the scoring for the
Oyster Bar with two points in the loss.

STGC 28, Galati Marine 5
Molly McDonough was unstoppable for Steve
Titsworth General Contracting in its tournament semi-
final victory on Monday, Dec. 6, finishing with a game-
high 14 points. McDonough received ample support
from teammates Rachael White, who finished with six
points and Chandler Hardy, who added four points.
Trevor Bystrom and Kelly Guerin each added two
points to the victory.
Martine Miller scored three points and Kayla Arritt
added two points to lead Galati Marine in the loss.

Oyster Bar 18, Duncan 16
The Anna Maria Oyster Bar foreclosed on Duncan
Real Estate behind 10 points from Matt Bauer in a two-
point victory Monday, Dec. 6. Sarah Howard added
four points, while Zach Evans and Blake Rivers
chipped in with two points each in the victory.
Chris Callahan matched Bauer gamne-high total of
10 points, while Ashley Waring, Patrick Edwards and
Kyle Crum added two points apiece in the loss.

Duncan 14, Danziger 12
Kyle Crum's overtime basket lifted Duncan Real
Estate past Danziger Allergy & Sinus in Division II open-
ing round action on Saturday, Dec. 4. Prior to Crumni's
basket, Chris Callahan scored all 12 points for Duncan.
Emma Barlow led a balanced l)anziger attack with
four points, while teammates Glenn Bower, Matt
Danziger, Raphael Kasser and Dylan Rile), each fin-
ished with two points in the loss.

Division Ill:
Bistros edge Dips 22.20
Hailey Dearlove poured in 14 points on Wednes-
day, Dec. 8, to lead the Bistros to a two-point victory
over Dips Ice Cream to claim the Division III tourna-
ment title.
Dearlove was supported by teammates Giorgio
Gomez and Becca Butler, who each scored four points
in the victory.
Dips was led by Justin Gargett's 14 points, while
John Mattay, Zach Guerin and Jospeh Darke each fin-
ished with two points in the close defeat.

Dips 17, Harry's 2
Justin Gargett led a balanced scoring attack with
fl~jI.^i>- je1 tir i, --


A Only $50
.,, 1 Hour Massage
il ; I *with coupon
Bradenton Family
Gift Certificates Available Chiropractic Clinic
7947t 6404 Manatee Ave. W.
L 794-3705 Suite J Bradenton


Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, ELCA
Pastor Tamara Wood
Saturday 5pm Service of Celebration
Sunday 8 am & 10 30 am Worship Service
Children's Sunday School
S & Nursery al 10 30am
Adult Bible Study 9 am
WV W gI-riaoeiulerari corn
6608 vlrarina Drie
Holmes Beach
778-1813


THIE ISLANDER 0 DEC. 15, 2004 0 PAGE 23
seven points during Dips Ice Cream victory over
Harry's Continental Kitchens on Saturday, Dec. 4.
Zach Guerin added four points, while Jospeh Darke,
Johnny Mattay and Jerry Meyer each scored two points
in the victory.
Savannah Schield led Harry's with two points in
the loss.

Bistros 23, Jessie's Island Store 18
Hailey Dearlove scored six of her game-high 16
points in overtime as the Bistros edged past Jessie's on
Saturday, Dec. 4, to advance to the tournament final.
Giorgio Gomez added four points for the Bistros,
which also received three points from Emily Rappe in
the victory.
Daniel Pimental scored seven points and Max
Miller added four points to lead Jessie's in the tough
loss. Jack Titsworth chipped in with three points for..
Jessie's, which also received two points apiece from
Grant Bower and Jonah Castor.

Cheerleaders can still register
The Anna Maria Island Community Center's bas-
ketball season will start in early, which means that
cheerleaders are sought to round out the B-ball compe-
tition. Prospective cheerleaders can sign up at the Cen-
ter Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more
information, contact Andy Jonatzke at 778-1908.

Holiday soccer tourney ongoing
The Anna Maria Island Community Center's 11th
annual holiday indoor soccer tournament is under way
evenings at the Center with finals anticipated on Dec.
21. Don't miss the action it's fast and wild!
For more information, call the Center at 778-1908.
Horseshoe winners
Winners in the Dec. 11 horseshoe games were Tom
Rhodes of Bradenton and Bill Starrett of Anna Maria
City. Runners-up were Art Kingstad of Holmes Beach
and Karl Thomas of Bradenton.
Winners in the Dec. 8 games were Adin Shank of
Bradenton and Carol Watson of Anna Maria City.
Runners-up were Jack Cooper of Holmes Beach and
Herb Puryear of Anna Maria City.
The weekly contests get under way every Wednes-
day and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria City Hall
Park, 10005 Gulf Drive.

COMPOSITE DECKING & RAILINGS BY
I|~'vW ^; '

7 y Trex '
;~~~ A4 ,.,


Clean your carpet BEFORE guests arrive

with our BIGGEST savings and bonus special EVER
SSave $25 off a $100-$150 clea n.i 6 gDon't wait Offer ends 12/31/04
Save $25 off a $100-$150 cleaning Call Today!
Save $35 off a $151-$250 cleaning CI4P 778-2882

Save $45 off a $251-$300 cleaning r8-6
Save $55 off a $301-$500 cleaning ATAT
Carpet & Upholstery Tile and Grout Color
S e $65 ff $501 c l a in Cleaning Cleaning and Stain Control!
'ave $p65 off a $501 +c aning' 3LARRY HOUSEOWNER gotocarpetcleaning.com
a 7,"www.ethicalservlces.com





PAGdS1'2!IYC: 15, 2Ob)')1IE ISLANDER


Smoke detectors
Students at the School of Constructive Play learned the importance of using smoke detectors from WMF&R
Safety Inspector Donna Braun. Islander Photos: Courtesy Joanie Mills


Ii'


Great aim
at School for Constructive Play
Everyone at the School for Constructive Play had an
opportunity to aim afire hose with the help of a
WMF&Rfireman at the school to give a presentation
on fire safety.


-i ~~EAT-IN OR 00rC b
STAKE-OUT $100 OFF |
I i : Any Size Pizza | I
I j / ~ FREE DELIVERY! I
I I N
S. OMA PIZZA
I & ITALIAN RESTAURANT
I Specializing in Veal Chicken Fish Pasta
S Vy Makers of the World's Largest Pizza
_O/ y Open 7 Days *11AM to Midnight I
I '/ 201 N. Gulf Dr. Bradenton Beach
L ., 778-0771 or 778-0772
---------------- -

CREEK ITALIA )
RESTAURANT .... I
gireatfoodwirht a
I Meciterraneanflair I

S 20% OFF your meal every ..-no rli |
Sunday in December Ia \
GLASS OF
P P HOUSE WINE
S E with entree purchase
* I Must present this coupon
i Open for Dinner 4:30 9:30, 7 Days 792-5332
"6777 Manatee Ave. W. in the Northwest Promenadei


3232 East Bay Drive
Next to Walgreens
778-7878

SANY 3 $199
FOOT-LONG 99
I ,UBSTRY OURSUB
I TOASTED'! w,,, ,..
L -


.,^. 525 ST. JUDES DRIVE LONGBOAT KEY ).1
^ <(5600o BLOCK GULF OF MEXICO DRIVE)
:.,% ^a GIFT CERTFICATES .'7
S3 FLAWLESS CATERING IN YOUR HOME 0-S
0 PLAN YOUR PRIVATE HOLIDAY PARTY INE RESTAURANT a


DISCOUNT LIQUOR COCKTAIL LOUNGE
Coupon Good Dec. 15-21, 2004
R&R $13.99 MANATEE COUNTY's Fleischmann $12.99
Canadian MFR 2.00 #1 INDEPENDENT Gin MFR 3.00
1 75 LTR $11.99 I BEVERAGE DEALER! 1 75 LTR $9.99


Tres C .iTc r
/


L/ CONTINENTAL BISTRO

BRUNCH AND LUNCH
Wed.-Sot. 11 to 2:30
SUNDAY BREAKFAST/
BRUNCH/LUNCH 8-2:30
FINE DINING
Wed.-Sun. from 5:30 p.m.
(Closed Mon./Tues.)
5406 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach
778-5320







Streetlife


Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Dec. 9, 300 block of Tarpon Street, information. A
man reported that he set his garbage can out on the curb
and in the morning noticed the contents had burned.

Bradenton Beach
No new reports.

Holmes Beach
Dec. 6, 5376 Gulf Drive, Head Quarters, check.
The salon received a check with insufficient funds.
Dec. 8, 500 block of 77th Street, information. A
man reported that a solicitor came to his door selling
books that could be donated to a hospital in St. Peters-
burg. The man told police he called the hospital to
verify the salesman's story and was informed that the
hospital has no connection with the salesman's com-
pany.
Dec. 8, 2300 block of Gulf Drive, battery. Offic-
ers assisted Bradenton Beach Police in reference to
reports of a woman heard screaming. According to the
report, a witness told officers he heard a woman
screaming who was being hit and directed police to the


woman's residence. At the residence, the woman was
found to have a torn shirt and bruising on her chest. She
reported that her spouse hit her when she attempted to
call a cab and leave the residence. The spouse, having
left the scene, was found a few blocks away and was
arrested.
Dec. 9, 5400 block of Marina Drive, driver's li-
cense. A man was arrested for driving without a li-
cense. According to the report, the driver was aware his
license had been suspended for a previous DUI and this


The 2005 Whitey Horton golf tournament will be
at El Conquistador Country Club May 15 and the
Anna Maria Island Privateers are looking for help.
The tournament, named for a longtime
member of the organization, is the major
fundraiser for the Privateers, most of the money
going into the groups scholarship program.


was the second time he had been caught driving since
the suspension.
Dec. 9, 5801 Marina Drive, assist other agency. A
man concerned about his son's welfare asked officers
to assist him in reaching his son. According to the re-
port, the father attempted to call his son in Virginia and
had been receiving a busy signal for the past 24 hours.
According to the report, Holmes Beach police notified
the local police department in Virginia and requested
that officers check on the son's welfare.


Sponsoring a hole, donating door prizes and/
or entering the tournament are ways the Priva-
teers are suggesting as means of support.
Interested persons are asked to call Elizabeth
Christie-Cline, Privateers treasurer, at 778-8519;
Cathy Ensign, secretary, 721-8730; or Tim Th-
ompson, liaison officer, 729-9039.


SCHNITZELHAUS '
The Best German Restaurant on Florida's West Coast
FRIDAY SPECIAL
OVEN-FRESH BAVARIAN HAXEN
Reservations a must! 778-1320
HOURS: MON SAT 5-9:30PM
Anna Maria Island Centre 3246 E. Bay Drive Holmes Beach

We're NUTS about


Annual PECAN SALE!
One-Pound Holiday Bags ,.
Mammoth Halves ... $7 ,t,'
Chocolate Covered ... $8 ,L -
Available at The Islander newspaper



Capalbo's
HOUSE OF PIZZA

LUNCH PIZZA
BUFFET- $4.89

*DINNER PIZZA

BUFFET $6.09
Dinner buffet includes y-
pizza, soup and salad bar! <
792-5300 10519 Cortez Rd. W.
Mon-Sat 11 am-1 Opm Sunday noon-9


OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
Kitchen 11:30am-1 Opm Full Bar 11:30am til late nite
Full food and liquor service
and daily Specials that'lI
BLOW YOU AWAY!
778-5788 5346 Gulf Drive, in the S&S Plaza

a.p. BeLL fisH compaNyiNC.

Fresh Seafood Since 1910
Great selection of locally caught
Grouper, Snapper, Shrimp,
Panfish and much more.
o Planning a fishing trip? Call about our
0 big selection of frozen bait!
DISCOUNT PRICES EVERYDAYg
SSee you at our docks! o
S: 794-1249
4600 124th St. W.
L \^ Cortez, Floridi


Privateers' Whitey Horton tourney

needs help


L


Wf -





PAGE 26 0 DEC. 15, 2004 0 THE ISLANDER


Native survival a guide for 'the season'


Just when you were comfortable with going out in
public ...
They're back. Or will be soon.
The lull between Thanksgiving and Christmas sig-
nals the last bit of quiet time Islanders have before the
beginning of the "season" in Southwest Florida, the
time of year when our winter friends migrate from their
northern haunts to more temperate climes.
Retail businesses often make it or break it finan-
cially in the next few months. Home sales boom. Res-
taurants are packed, and harried waiters and bartend-
ers are finally able to pay off those huge credit card
bills accumulated during the slow times of September
and October with their tips during the January-April
boomtimes.
The problem residents of the area have during this
time of spending frenzy is the influx of people in our
midst, people who don't know the roadway system, are
unused to Southern courtesy and easy-going hospital-
ity and, frankly, are here on vacation, and don't want
to be hurried.
What to do during the snowbird season?
A few die-hard Florida natives refuse to leave the
safety of their homes from January to April.
The more adventurous, foolhardy or naive brave
the roads paid-up car insurance receipt safely tucked
away in the glove box and do battle with the cars
whose license plates all seem to begin with a vowel.
One season long ago we contrived a defense for
tourist drivers: A plunger pistol that would shoot stick-
on flags onto the vehicles of errant drivers from north-
ern states, alerting other motorists of the potential dan-
ger on the road.
Short of weapons or a steady diet of Prozac, here
are some tips on getting through "the season:"

Highway madness, or not getting mad
Roads are where most of us have our first-hand,
up-close-and-personal view of our winter visitors. Just
like they say in the driving schools, learn to be a defen-
sive driver (to combat offensive driving styles).
First tip: Take the trolley.
The Manatee Trolley, running up and downii the
Island daily, is easy, convenient and free. Its hours of
operation should accommodate any errand at any time
and, with the promise of no more than a 20-minute wait
to grab a ride, it's easy to meet any deadline or res-
ervation.
Every couple or family on the trolley means one
less car on the road and less congestion on our some-
times packed streets.
And for new visitors to the area, the trolley is a
great way to get the lay of the land without rubberneck-
ing.
Second tip: If you do drive, NEVER use your horn.
Blaring horns do nothing but prompt harried, ner-

EDITOR'S NOTE: This satirical column first appeared
in The Islander a decade ago.



SEACHOICE


Deluxe 76 PC.

TOOL KIT
A must for every boat! 't
e Molded, tough cp

$6995

NOT SURE... stop by for our Christmas Flyer packed full
of GREA T GIFT IDEAS for all your fishermen!
Also, GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE.

2 ISLAND
LOCATIONS
BRADENTON BEACH:
02219 GULF DRIVE
(AT CORNER OF GULF DR. & 23RDST.)
IS LAN D 778-7688
DISCOUNT TACKLE HOLMES BEACH:
r------" AT CATCHER'S MARINA
MOST MAJOR (5503 MARINA DR)
CREDIT CARDS 779-2838


'J ., :


SBy Pau.I&Flrat,.!



vous drivers into doing something really stupid. The
fact that you're blowing your horn at them at all indi-
cates they're already doing something dumb. They're
probably already embarrassed about it. Tooting at them
only sends them to further heights of silliness.
A case in point was several years ago, when an out-
of-state driver pulled out without warning onto a six-
lane highway, hell-bent for reaching the farthest lane
of traffic. All six of us other motorists, amidst a
screeching of brakes, ground to a halt and laid on the
horns. The driver, flustered and realizing she'd almost
become a hood ornament, stopped and backed across
all six lanes of traffic to her original entry point.
Dumbness compounding dumbness, heightened by
the blare of car horns.
Third tip: Consider alternative modes of transpor-
tation.
One native Islander switches from a truck to a bi-
cycle to get back and forth to work during the winter
months. He figures he can get to work in the off-sea-
son in 15 minutes by truck, but during the season that
trip takes 45 minutes. A bike is 25 minutes, rain or
shine, traffic or not. He said the aggravation and stress
caused by driving more than make Iup for the panting
he has to do when he gets home and he's getting
some exercise.

Zoo-ing the tourists
View tourists as the rare but wonderful creatures
from the strange biU \xondiIeriiUl world from \1 which they
seeml to come.
Let's face it, some tourists haveC spent some of the
year on the planet Neptune. Where else would people
wear plaid shorts, black knee-high socks and sandals in
public? What about hats that seem to have sink scrub-
bers glued on the brim? Or his-and-her matching shirts
that proclaim "I Heart My Wife/Husband?"
By pointing and laughing out loud, you merely


make a spectacle of yourself. But by striking up a con-
versation with them, you can study tourists in greater
detail and prepare for your turn "out of town." You
may win dup some day at Disney and in need of sym-
pathy.

When bribery, threats just aren't enough
Fourth tip: Make reservations for everything.
Your favorite restaurant or lounge is going to be
slammed for the next few months. Regardless of how
big a tipper or how friendly you are with the maitre d',
you can't get seated or served a drink at the bar when
it's 10-deep. Plan ahead and make reservations for
everything.
Planning ahead is generally a good idea for almost
all ventures in the next few months. Expect more
people to be in front of you in traffic, and leave earlier
for your dinner engagement. Remember that you're
driving defensively, so you'll want to go slower, too.
A good rule of thumb is to remember how long it takes
you to do something in August, then double the time to
accomplish the same thing during the winter months.

And remember, it's just for a few months
When you're stuck in traffic behind a car about the
same size as its "Show Me State" origin, remember that
this season too will pass. Come the day after Easter, the
nightmare will be over and your company will be gone,
leaving behind much of the contents of their wallets
and purses in the wallets and bank accounts of area
business owners.
It can only get better if it were tourist season year-
round.

Sandscript factoid
In a case of diji vu all over again, transit officials
in Manatee and Sarasota counties arc working with
officials on Longboat Key and the City of Sarasota to
resurrect an expanded trolley service to include the key
and St. Armands.
A similar program was proposed about a decade
agoo. grants were procured, but the program was
dropped after Longboat officials said they didn't want
"toonerville trolleys" running up and down the length
of their island.
There apparently is a change of heart to the south
now, though, and a study of developing a service that
would stretch from the Anna Maria City Pier to the
Circle should be complete in about a year.



3"Toonerville trolleys"
iwas how some
N Longboat Key residents
referred to mass transit
'vehicles several years
ago when a trolley
s system was first pro-
S posed to run from Anna
SMaria to St. Armands.
A -. Now, the trolleys are
P under review again.


I I sw i 'i I's


'- Capt. Mike's

Charter Boat

"MAGIC"
Backwater Near Shore Up to 7 miles out in the Gulf
Snook Redfish Trout Flounder Mackerel Snapper
Light Tackle Fishing Reservations a must
Tackle, bait, ice, fishing license provided!

723-1107
Capt. Mike Heistand USCG Licensed






THE ISLANDER 0 DEC. 15, 2004 M PAGE 27


Say goodbye snook for a while, hello sheepshead


By Capt. Mike Heistand
All good things must come to an end, and with the
Dec. 15 closure of snook season until next year, another
great linesider catch is ending.
The last few days of snook season saw some great
catches of great fish. The catches can remain, but the
fish now have to go back to the bays for another few
months.
Next up is sheepshead, and reports are already
starting to come in on good-size sheepies and promises
of lots of good eating. The anticipated cold front this
week should really start to turn on the striped fish ac-
tion.
Redfish action continues to be good in the backwa-
ter. Offshore fishing for grouper and snapper is excel-
lent, with some catches coming in less than 80 feet of
water out in the Gulf.
And there are still big amberjack being caught in
about 150 feet of water offshore.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said the
extreme tides caused fishing to be good but "it could
have been better." There are lots of good reports of
good-sized sheepshead coming back to the docks, plus
a few redfish inshore and grouper action remaining
excellent in less than 80 feet of water out in the Gulf
of Mexico.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said he's seeing
lots of sheepshead, black drum, mackerel and flounder
coming onto the dock.
Cliff Alcorn at the Anna Maria City Pier said
sheepies. are the No. 1 catch at the pier right now, but
flounder and "mackerel are running a close second in


Killer kingfish
Francois Van Mechelen, visiting from Belgium,
caught this 40-pound kingfish about 400 yards oJff
Coquina Beach while fishing with Capt. Larry
Huffman aboard the charter boat "Tuna Breath."


We'd love to hear your fish
stories, and pictures are
welcome at The Islander.
Just give us a call at 778-
7978, or stop by our office
in the Island Shopping
Center, Holmes Beach.
E-mail news@islander.org.
The Islander


$A45 Until Noon
+,TAX
GREEN FEE AND CART

$40 Noon-2 pm
+TAX
GREEN FEE AND CART

2 After 2pm
+ TAX
GREEN FEE AND CART
RATES EFFECTIVE DEC. 16

ope golfat
SR6 2ml s es f17
Eit 20[ .d42 oBrdntnF


Nice cobia
Jarrod Vinvard oj'Bradenton caught this big cobia in about 70fifeet of water in the Gulf of Mexico while


fishing with iCapt. Larry McGuire on Show Me The Fish

the pier angler's hit parade. There are also some good
catches of gag grouper to 20 inches being caught, he
added.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
some snook are still hanging around the dock, but they
aren't biting. There are lots of reds coming in, though,
as well as flounder and sheepshead.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business out of
Catchers Marina in Holmes Beach said snook season
"went out with a bang," with linesider action on the
final days becoming excellent up to the closing of the
season Dec. 15.
At Perico Island Bait and Tackle, fishing in the
seagrass flats and from the docks hlias been slow for the
anglers due to the extreme low tides, but there are still
some good catches of sheepshead and redfish from
south of the Anna Maria Island Bridge.
At the Sunshine Skyway Bridge Piers, there are
lots of gag l grouper being reeled in as well as some
mackerel. Sheepshead are also starting to hang out
around the piers.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach out of Catchers said he's putting his
charters onto lots of mackerel, snapper, flounder, catch-
and-release trout and redfish.
Capt. Matt Denham out of Catchers said offshore
fishing has been excellent, with catches of amberjack
to 30 pounds, gag grouper to 25 pounds, snapper to 5
pounds, all caught in about 150 feet of water.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said hlie's been putting
his charters onto almost everything of late: Snook, catch-
and-release trout, redfish, flounder, mackerel and bluefish,
and added that the cooler weather should really start to




'CPT ASIWI-


kick-start the sheepshead action later this week.
On my boat Magic, we're averaging more than 20
redfish per trip, most in the 25-inch range in length.
Other action includes keeper-size snook and lots of
smaller ones, plus sheepshead season in almost upon us
and we'll start targeting them in the weeks ahead.
Good luck and good fishing.
Capt. Mike Heistand is a 20-year-plus fishing
guide. Call him at 723-1107 to provide fishing report.
Prints and digital images of your catch are also wel-
come and may be dropped off at The Islander, 5404
MAlrina Drive. olnics Beaich, or e-mailed to
'ii' @tsi.YamidIt.OiII'It. P/ease include identification tf)r
persons i/ tl/pic ictre alrllog withI information on ithe
catch and a name and plione number for more in/or-
mation. Snapshots nmay be retrieved once they appear
in t llc paper.



P0nno W a'nor 7Xs ion&J aes
,' ,,, ,. \ %. "V.,-'

Moon Date AM HIGH AM LOW PM HIGH PM LOW
Dec 15 12:38 2.5 8:47 -0.6 -
Dec 16 1:43 2 3 9:37 -0.4 5:33 1.3 S:2S 1.1
Dec 17 2:5o 2.0 10:22 -0.1 5:55 1.4 10:10 1.0
FQ DeC cIS 4:18S .7 11:08 0.2 6:23 1.5 11:48 07
Dec 19 5:51 .4 11:47 0.5 6:50 1.7 -
Dec 20 7:50 .2 1:14 0.4 7:1S 1.8 12:21 0.7
Dec 21 9:44 1.1 2:26 0.1 750 2.0 12:57 0.9
Dcc22 11:22 1.2 3:18 -0.2 8:19 2.1 1:32 1.1
Cortez High Tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later



s imnno


STRADIC

Over 30 different
shimano reel models

IN STOCK!


NOT SURE... stop by for our Christmas Flyer packed full
of GREAT GIFT IDEAS for all your fishermen!
Also, GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE.

.< ^ ISLAND
LOCATIONS
{ yBRADENTON BEACH:
2219 GULF DRIVE
(A T CORNER OF GULF OR. & 23RD ST.)
SlAND 778-7688
DISCOUNT TACKLE HOLMES BEACH:
I-1 AT CATCHER'S MARINA
MOST MAJOR 5\\// 503 MARINA OR.)
CREDIT CARDS 779-2838


1 $119 per





(PA DE'! C -1 5001 ,I .32(1 20 t TH'E IL ',A 'ME""
PAGE 28 M DEC. 15, 2004 M THE ISLANDER


Wednesday, Dec. 15
9 a.m. Horseshoe games at Anna Maria City
Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
9 to 10 a.m. Tai Chi for seniors and beginners
with Wayne Crosby at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Informa-
tion: 778-1908. Fee applies.
Noon- Anna Maria Garden Club holiday cookie
swap and presentation by the Gulf Coast Flute Choir
at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-3665.

Thursday, Dec. 16
6:30 p.m. Cortez Christmas Party at the Bayside
Banquet Hall next to the Cortez Kitchen restaurant at
the end of 119th Street, Cortez. Information: 708-4935.
Bring food to share.
7:30 p.m. Manatee Audubon Society presenta-
tion about the Celery Fields Bird Sanctuary location
with Jeanne Dubi at the First Presbyterian Church,
1402 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 758-
2929. Bring a treat to share.

Friday, Dec. 17
9:30 a.m. Friends of the Island Branch Library
board meeting at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Ma-
rina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-5241.
1 to 2 p.m. Family Caregiver Support Group at
the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 747-4655.
6 to 9 p.m. "Holiday Cocktail Nights" featuring
steel drum music and refreshments at Sarasota Jungle
Gardens, 3701 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota. Informa-
tion: 355-1112, ext. 303 or 313. Fee applies.
6 to 9 p.m. Smooth Jazz with Allon Sams at St.
Armands Circle, Sarasota. Information: 388-1554.

Saturday, Dec. 18
8:30 a.m. Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island
meeting at Fit-t6 Eat Deli, 5315 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 778-0355.
9 a.m. Horseshoe games at Anna Maria City
Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information:
752-5973.
9 a.m. Skateboard contest at the Holmes Beach
Skate Park, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Infor-
mation: 778-1001.
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The /s/ander"Where's Woody"
sidewalk art sale at the Island Shopping Center, Ma-
rina and Gulf Drives, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-
7978.
11 a.m. Guided nature walk through Crowley
Museum & Nature Center's five native habitats, 16405
Myakka Road, Sarasota. Information: 322-1000.
6:30 p.m. Roser Memorial Community Church's
Bethlehem Walk from Spring Avenue to Pine Avenue,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-0414.
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dickens Carolers perform at
Sarasota Jungle Gardens, 3701 Bay Shore Road,




(SsCROiX I

We're proud to

carry the full line

of St. Croix Rods


IN STOCK!-

NOT SURE... stop by for our Christmas Flyer packed
full of GREAT GIFT IDEAS for all your fishermen!
Also, GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE.


j 2 ISLAND
S LOCATIONS
BRADENTON BEACH:
2219 GULF DRIVE
r- __ I (AT CORNER OF GULF DR. 23RO S T.)
ISLAND 778-7688
DISCOUNT TACKLE HOLMES BEACH:
IAT CATCHER'S MARINA
MOST MAJOR (5503 MARINA DR.)
CREDIT CARDS 779-2838


Sarasota. Information: 355-1112, ext. 303 or 313. Fee
applies.

Sunday, Dec. 19
2 p.m. Anna Maria Island Community Orches-
tra and Chorus Christmas concert at the Island Baptist
Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information:
778-0719. Donation suggested.

Monday, Dec. 20
8:30 a.m. Internet class at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 778-5241.
4 p.m. Anna Maria Island Artists Guild board
meeting at the Artists Guild Gallery, 4408 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach.

Tuesday, Dec. 21
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Blood drive at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria. Information: 778-1908.
Noon to 3:30 p.m. Friendly bridge at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
1 p.m. Pioneer Holiday Traditions and Candle
Dipping at the Crowley Museum & Nature Center,
16405 Myakka Road, Sarasota. Information: 322-1000.
1 to 4 p.m. Veterans service officer at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Appointments: 749-3030.
8 p.m. Koko Ray & the Soul Providers holiday
party and open jam session at Grego's Almost at the
Beach Tavern, Palma Sola & Cortez Road, Bradenton.
Information: 792-0160.

Wednesday, Dec. 22
9 a.m. Horseshoe games at Anna Maria City
Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
1 p.m. "Wildlife Detectives" guided nature walk
for kids at the Crowley Museum & Nature Center,
16405 Myakka Road, Sarasota. Information: 322-1000.


Ongoing:
"Riverfront Christmas: A Holiday Musical Revue"
at the Manatee Players Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old
Main St., Bradenton, through Dec. 19. Information:
748-5875. Fee applies.
Basket-weaving class with Pam McMillen at the
Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd.,
Holmes Beach, through Dec. 21. Information: 778-
2099. Fee applies.
Old Master's Methodology Oil Painting class with
Paul Scibilia at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312
Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through Dec. 22. Infor-
mation: 778-2099. Fee applies.
"Holiday Lights and Jungle Nights" at Sarasota
Jungle Gardens, 3701 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota,
through Dec. 23. Information: 355-1112, ext. 303 or
313. Fee applies.
"Digital Fine Artists Association" exhibit at the
Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd.,
Holmes Beach, through Dec. 30. Information: 778-
2099.
Art by Sue Lynn Cotton and Tom Toebe at the
Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, through Dec. 30.
Exhibit of artwork by Rhea Chiles at the Artists
Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach,
through Jan. 7. Information: 778-6694.
"Herbie Rose: Twenty Years in Florida" art exhibit
at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W.,
Bradenton, through Jan. 16. Information: 746-4131.

Upcoming:
Youth theater camp at the Riverfront Theater
Dec. 28-29.
Butterfly Buddies children's program at the
Crowley Museum & Nature Center Dec. 29.
Gourd fishing craft class for older kids and
adults at the Crowley Museum & Nature Center Dec.
30.
Rescue, Rehab & Release family program at
Mote Marine Aquarium Dec. 30.


Kiwanis
honors
Butterfly Park
Anna Maria
Island Kiwanis
Club president
Ralph Bassett,
left, along with
Kiwanis member
Bill Tester heard
a presentation on
the Anna Maria
Island Butterfly
Park by Nancy
Ambrose at the
Dec. 11 Kiwanis
meeting at Fit to
Eat. Photo: AMI
Kiwanis Club


8'0,000 Matlchi igFlid Challeige




"t/ '* '. ,^ *- ', ..
?. ,. .' ,j ^ "' '' ':f < :>, "' ,," ;^^ !- ,


^^^^te~~~~I-'*"- *^ Il^


ISUI.DNGOUR FUJTURE!.j


Holmes Beach residents Charles and JoAnn Lester are offering up to
$50,000 in matching funds for contributions made by Dec. 31, 2004,
to the Anna Maria Island Community Center Endowment Fund.
And your contribution is tax deductible.
The Cenler provides a critical human service need on the Island 'and provided more than
1.5 million hours of service to more than 3,400 Island residents last year.

Please send donationsl.o lihe IAt'tlrie. Chd, llrng, P.O. Box 253,
Anna Maria FL 347., paiblc Ie lleJEdowment Fund.
wEw



TK Islander
This advorlsomoni Is sponsored s ,- communil ly service nod p .ilnorh 1,i ,,i lhio 1 osiers by ihe I h -iftd o


YES, COUNT ME IN FOR
THE LESTER-ISLANDER CHALLENGE!
Name
Address

Phone _________
1- Amount $
U I would like my gilt in honor of:
U I would like my gilt to be in memory of:
I Please bill me for my pledge amount.
Please make chocks payable to the
AMICC Endowment Fund and
mail your matching-fund contribution to
P.O. Box 253, Anna Maria FL 34216.
L----.---------------





THE ISLANDER M DEC. 15, 2004 0 PAGE 29


?* .. -1 ,1 ...
S.. ,
-4,,.'


:.;M.
. .'.". .... ... "..'' '
.. -....-.*.. ,..


.ai ^BANE TS~n / limited
*.^,g ;< 8';^Q();ie^ Road,/..
i ." B :- i '., -. 3 ra'- t o n i .. .
-' :'~4 79kM8656
. *' : I :'-" '" "<' ";- ^' -": "'J '

"" ,.

.,.,- ....-. -



A JIVa&e,
Help Just A round The Comer.


Panthers

at Falcons
.... \ r ;:"
- -. o: *- .-{ ._ _

.- : .-A .. *'*;- 4?M-g.-' -..... -;*%-W.-"- Bfe.& S.'. .


Cowboys at

Eagles


Web site sales of Anna Maria
Island scenes!
www.robertsondesignstudio.com
Unique Island scenes for PC or MAC desktop. Visit www.robertsondesignstudio.com


-;-.' ". '.tication Web site:
7 .. 2spinnIakers.com
I Call 941 778 3875.1u.U-,..
:- Call 941 778 8875., U


Steelers
at "Giants


S, *.J,*,* .%. -n
.. ..


-I
.2


PICK THE GAME WINNERS COLLECT BIG BUCKS A WINNER EVERY WEEK $50 WEEKLY PRIZE
* The Islander pays $50 to the person with the most a copy of the form. Be sure to include name, address 3 ______ ______
correct game-winning predictions. Collect prize in per- and phone number. 4 _______
son or by mail. All advertisers must be listed to be eligible to win. 5
* Entries must be postmarked or hand delivered to the ONLY ONE ENTRY PER PERSON, PER WEEK. 6 ______ _
newspaper by noon Saturday weekly. 7 _______ ________
* A winner will be drawn from tying entries. The decision Winner Advertiser 8___________
of The Islander football judge is final. 1 _______9 _______ 9_________ _______
* All entries must be submitted on the published form or2 _______ _______


'^ .._ Illkl I i Your correct score prediction for the week's Buccaneer game could
Swin you $50. Drawing in the event of a tie. Rollover if there's no
-CV N & Sweekly winner! BUCS _____vs________


SCuUH


* Contestant Name __________________ Address/City


SAINiTS/ SCORE


Phone


ONE ENTRY PER
PERSON/TWO
PER HOUSE-
HOLD! MUST BE
OVER AGE 18.


WEEK 13- $50 PRIZE FOR SCORE!




The Islander j
Mail or deliver to The Islander 5404 Marina Drive, Island Shopping Center, Hoes Beach FL 34217 FAX 778-9392
Mail or deliver to The Islander 5404 Marina Drive, Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach FL 34217 FAX 77'8-9392 I "***i ~--^ -*__


A --- ---- --- ---- --- --- --- ---- ---- ---- ---- ----- ---- ---- ---- ----- ---- ---- ---- ----- ---- ---- ------ ----- ---- ---- -


Broncos

at Chiefs


lu^t ^---t-1:-^^
*" *- r ~





PAGE 30 0 DEC. 15, 2004 0 TIHE ISLANDER

Island Biz


Christmas tree guys
From left, Brian Kalmbach, Dan Greiner and Kevin
Ward have been selling Christmas trees from the
Greinerfarmn in Michigan in the west Bradenton
area for the past 20 years. Their current location is
at the Manatee Avenue-75th Street intersection in the
Albertson's parking lot. Islanider Photo: Rick Catlitl

A special Christmas tree
for Anna Maria Island
Dan Greiner of the Greiner Tree Farm in Michi-


gan has been bringing his Christmas trees to sell in the
Bradenton area for the past 20 years, but he's no
stranger to Bradcnton or Anna Maria Island.
"My grandfather, Herb Hawley, first came to the
Island in 1936 in a Model-T Ford and I've been com-
ing here since I was 3. 1 love the Island and I've got a
lot of relatives who live here," said Dan.
He began selling his famous Michigan-raised
Christmas trees in the area several years ago after a
number of years up north.
"I started selling Christmas trees in college in
Michigan to help pay for tuition," remembered Dan.
After college, lie returned to the family business and
began selling Christmas trees in the Detroit area, then
Indianapolis.
"But after awhile, I got tired of being cold and de-
cided to bring down a truck of trees to the Bradenton
area. It's worked out pretty well and I get to visit my
Island relatives."
After 20 years of selling Christmas trees to Island
and west Bradenton residents, Dan has some good ad-
vice for buyers.
"'Get your treCe early and don't wait until the week
before Christmas." Indeed, Dan usually sells out
around mid-December, although lie can bring in an-
other truck if necessary and hle often doe',. Bob
Greiner, Dan's father, is back on the farm in Nlichigan
ready to rush a litruck to Bradenton, it' needed.
"1 like to think \ve have the finest Christmas trees,
all the best types and different sizes, and there's noth-


ing like the smell of a fresh Christmas tree. We take
care of our trees, since that's our main business," he
said with pride.
Fact is, Dan and his staff will even deliver, custom
trim and set up a Christmas tree for clients.
The Greiner Christmas tree tent is located in front
of Albertson's at the Manatee Avenue-75th Street in-
tersection. Store hours are from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. dur-
ing the week and until 10 p.m. on weekends.
"But don't count on us being here Christmas Eve,"
said Dan with a laugh. "We'll be all sold out and head-
ing home by then," he promised.

Bettina honors
Bettina Sego of Bettina Sego Interiors at 117
Third St. S. in Bradenton Beach was recently hon-
ored for her bathroom design of a new home built by
Westwater Construction of Sarasota. The house was
selected as the Home of the Year by SRQ Magazine
and Bettina was given credit for best bathroom de-
sign.

Grill it on the Island
Long-tinime Anna Maria Island resident Charlotte
Order opened the Island Grill Store at 5350 Gulf
Drive in the S&S Plaza in Holmes Beach on Monday,
Dec. 13.
PLEASE SEE ISLAND BIZ, NEXT PAGE


MULL
HATS S12
T-SHIRTS
M.L.XL $10W
XXL $12



941-778 7i97 orve M is ander.org
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach


^^k* ^ t RIEALTOIR.
29);..-s oi'!ro ssiona/ Servic"e
YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD REAL ESTATE SHOPPE.
Experience Reputation Results
BAYFRONT TOWNHOUSE VILLA 3BR/3BA, tile floors, garage,
heated pool/gazebo, upgrade appliances, pristine setting. Enclosed balconies
plus third balcony. S470,000.
SEASIDE BEACH HOUSE-Diredct Gulffront. 1 BR/1.5BA, 986 sf living area
plus balcony, parking. S549,000. Owner financing.
4 UNITS ANNA MARIA Some with bay view. One 2BR, three 1BR, room for
pool. Great investment. $870,000. Owner financing.
KEY WEST-STYLE 3BR/2.5BA, fireplace, ceramic floors, oak stairs, 30-foot
covered deck, four-car garage, storage rooms. S775,000.
VACATION, SEASONAL & ANNUAL RENTALS
101 PALM LUXURY GULFRONT VILLAS
MARTINIQUE and 5400 GULFRONT CONDOS
BEACHFRONT 3BR/2BA home, tastefully decorated.
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
yrealt7@aol.com www.tdollyyoungrealestate.com


.1 ..~


, lti~ r ^.i'C T 1 E ij.;}r I


Spectacular NW Bradenton Lakefront home,
," ,', *r ,.
.ii"-, "& .... -,, '*| K f& t--; 'Lf-- ... -.;
-c.,-. ftti ..- i^,,.
yitw! i-..... *.-.. "i .'.. ll, *,__^ t.. ..... t d., .. .


Spectacular N.W. Bradenton Lakefront home,
4BR/3BA with two master suites. Heated pool,
.turnkey furnished. $375,500.


Island Aussie
Geoffrey Wall, G.R.I. P.A.
(941) 545-0206

Wayne Harris, P.A.
(941) 713-4134

www.AussieGeoff.com


No wonder in 34 years
of International Real
Estate, I have never
had a property not sell!


VERY NICELY REMODELED DUPLEX
IN HOLMES BEACH


Concrete block, new roof, air conditioning and kitchens.
2BR/1 BA each side with bright interiors, convenient to
everything. $565,000.
"\-*^ Call Anne H hAer, Recdtor
Jfor viewMng or Lnjb
(941) 713-9835


__See You Next Week


A v*tM r*w IsLarW






SEASON IS ON ITS WAY!
We are running out of vacation
properties to rent! List your properties
on our web site for FREE!
^ t *^,


l ..... .- "



Call us (866) 264-2226 or (941) 779-0733!
www. annamariapyaradise. corn


- -. ....

_. ": '. ,..v 4 -. ,









7. 4 M I 1 i;i
: il t i .
,~'W^"-*:


REALTORS


5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK
Web site: www.smnithrealtors.com


SPECIAL OFFER Moti-
vated seller offers one year
maintenance free on this
2BR/2BA condo with a lake
view. Completely updated,
screened lanai. $335,000.
Please call Victor Rosenfeld,
Realtor, 778-0777 or
920-1693 eves.

GULFFRONT Sun Plaza
West Condo, 2BR/2BA with
Gulf view. Beautiful location.
$595,000. Please call
Michel Cerene, Broker, 778-
0777 or 545-9591 eves, or
Mike Carleton, 737-0915.


Ml(,4,D78B88


I


I


4.ui






THE ISLANDER 0 DEC. 15, 2004 M PAGE 31


Island Biz
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 30


The Island Grill Store specializes in all things for
outdoor cooking, including electric and gas BBQ grills,
cooking accessories, recipes and everything thfe out-
door chef needs for a successful repast in the fresh air.
Store hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through
Saturday.
For more information, call Charlotte at 779-9594.


DaGiorgio's is six
DaGiorgio's Ristorante at 5702 Marina Drive in
Holmes Beach is having its sixth anniversary this
month and owner/chef Giorgio Oldano is inviting all
his Island friends and visitors to stop in and help him
celebrate. Giorgio credited much of the restaurant's
success to his wife, Gladys, and son Johnathan.
The restaurant features northern Italian cuisine and
carries a complete wine selection, including fine Ital-
ian wines.
Popular Italian singer/musician Luigi Toth per-
forms six nights a week at DaGiorgio's, while singer
Diane Liscott and trio take the stage Sunday night.
The restaurant is open from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
daily. F


For more information on DaGiorgio Ristorante,
call 779-0220 or visit the Web. site at
www.dagiorgio.net.


C
o
A


* NEW POOL HOME! Bright open design with soaring ceilings, maple floors,
gourmet kitchen, spa tub plus tile shower in master bath. Only steps to the
beach. Won't last at $750,000.
* INVESTMENT PROPERTY! Fabulous location in Holmes Beach. Elevated
-duplex, 2BR/2BA on each side. One' block to open bay and Herb Dolan
Park. Two blocks to Gulf and the best beach on Anna Maria! All newer
appliances, tile floors, cathedral ceilings in living rooms and skylights in
Suarns $589,000.
* PRIME LOCATION! Lowest priced j n Beach. One block
from the Gulf and clo s X .L gand the bay. Great rental
or second home. Don one! $447,900.

Terry Hayes, Realtor
941-302-3100 DIRECT .
Email: teresa.hayes@coldwellbanker.com
Coldwell Banker Real Estate
423 St. Armands Circle
Sarasota Florida, 34236
A RESOURCE FOR YOUR EVERY REAL ESTATE NEED!







I/Jet fG/14 l)eail take4 sz
SALES & RENTALS
419 Pine Ave., Anna Maria FL 34216 PO Box 2150 (941) 778-2291
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294


PRIME WATERFRONT BUILDING LOT
uiii your dream home on the last available canal front
lot in prestigious North Point Harbour! This 9095 sf high
and dry lot offers a newer seawall and room for a boat
dock. An elevated home would have panoramic bay
views! Includes exclusive use of the North Point Harbour
pool & tennis court. Asking $599,000.


CAPTIVATING ANNA MARIA BEACH HOUSE
Wonderful 2BR/2BA hideaway located on a sandy
walking beach between the City and Rod & Reel Piers!
Great room floor plan offers endless views of sea and
sand, on a beautifully landscaped lot. $1,550,000.


Visit our Web site at


VIDEO TOUR
BROCHURE


Oea.y J. law
Fantasy comes true
gettingg together at the inaugural Fantasy Travel Cruise aind Tour S/iow Dec. 1 are, from left, Scott Thompson
/tli' Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Tampa, Teresa Margras and Ben Mixter of Fantasy Travel and Teo
/ l'iar of the casino. Islander Photo: Nancy Ambrose


GULFFRONT CONDO FOR SALE!

.MAU,., 2BR/2BA, laundry
S- room, completely
.^4 ^ ___ j updated, beautifully
,., turnkey furnished.
itGul-to-bay complex
... ,, "'..U with heated pool eleator, plenty of parking.
S .t.'M,. ~ Walk to Bridge Street. piers, shops. $419,000.


YVONNE HIGGINS P.A. REALTOR
LICENSED TO SELL REAL ESTATE IN FLORIDA ,
941-518-9005 3 ,GuIfstr
e r Realty


I CA TO RESER


I s ,.


AHOY MATE! DROP ANCHOR HERE!
Spacious 3BR/2BA waterfront pool home overlooking
ultra wide, seawalled canal with boat dock. Sparkling
white kitchen with Corian countertops, heated caged
pool with tiled hot tub & waterfall, 2-car garage, and
much more! Priced at $675,000.


TUSCAN VILLA ON BIMINI BAY
3-4BR/313BA 1 i i, ,i ,, .... i ,1 .i ii 1; ,, granite
countertops, goiurment kitchen, Master suite on ground
level with bay views, over 162[ level deep, seaiwalled lhay
& canal front, newer ill cap, 2 boat clocks, 2 elec-
tric boal lifts, & gas heated swimming pool. $1,980,000.
www.betsyhills.com "





P'A 2-I \. DEC k .-1 5,200 -1 f *\ -< 1 4 1 H I 'D 1 0 *,
PAGE 32 0 DEC. 15, 2004 0 THE ISLANDER

S L A UN 'NN;W W D~N- N'~


VICTORIAN five-piece parlor set. Must see! Stop by
5351 Gulf Drive, #4, Holmes Beach, or call (941)
778-8687.
WANTED: Used fishing rods and reels. (941) 713-
5087.
NEW TAUPE LEATHER queen sleeper sofa. Origi-
nal cost $1,150, will accept $500 or best offer.
Phone (941) 794-0057.
STANLEY BLEACHED OAK dining table with
pads and chairs, $950, originally $3,200. Sofa and
matching chair, excellent condition, $300. Call
(941) 794-6344.

LARGE BLONDE WOODEN table with extra leaf
and four chairs. Good condition. $400. Call (941)
778-6948.
ISLAND PLAYER'S PECAN SALE: Mammoth
halves! New crop. Holiday bags $7 lb.; chocolate
covered $8 lb. Now available at The Islander news-
paper. Proceeds benefit the Island Players.
10 PUTTERS: Some from the 1920s and 30s. $100.
(941) 798-8342.
FREE DELIVERY: SEAFOOD to go. Shrimp, crabs,
native fish. Delivered to your door. Call James Lee,
(941) 795-1112 or 704-8421.


CHRISTMAS SALE: Niki's Gifts & Antiques. Santa
arrived! New shipment. All sterling jewelry 50 per-
cent off. Christmas decorations reduced. Select
gifts and antiques, 25-60 percent off. Open seven
days, 9:30am-5pm. 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND SCREENSAVER! Experience
the Island on your computer desktop. Available at The
Islander, or purchase on line or order by mail. $12 PC
or $15 Mac. www.robertsondesignstudio.com.

AMI KIWANIS CLUB fruit orders benefit Island chil-
dren. Order delicious oranges and grapefruit pack-
ages for shipment to friends and family from mem-
ber Rich Bohnenberger, (941) 778-0355. Order
through May 2005.


PILATES AND YOGA: At Anna Maria Art League.
Pilates, Monday, 9-10Oam; Yoga, Thursday, 9-
10:15am. Beginning to intermediate. $6/class.
Drop-ins welcome. Instructor Preston Whaley Jr.,
Physicalmind, Yogafit. (941) 778-3996.
NEED A GIFT? Artists will design and create a
unique piece, stained glass, paintings, painted fur-
niture and more! Restless Natives, Island Shopping
Center, 5314 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. (941)
779-2624.
BUTTERFLY PARK BENEFIT: Purchase a personal-
ized brick in the Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park. Two
lines, $40. Three lines, $50. Pick up form at The Is-
lander or call (941) 518-4431 for more information.
Download form: www.islandsandbeaches.com/
brick.pdf.
FREE GUN LOCK. Yes, free. Just for the asking.
Courtesy of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission. Free at The Islander newspaper
office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Don't be
sorry, be safe. One per customer.
NEED TO DO Some holiday shopping? Try Tingley
Memorial Library. Books, puzzles, and more! Open
10 Oam-3pm Tuesday through Saturday. 111 Second
St. N., Bradenton Beach.
LONGBOAT KEY HISTORY "From Calusas to Con-
dominiums" by Ralph B. Hunter. Signed copies
available at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. (941) 778-7978.


ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open Tuesday, Thursday,
9:30am-2pm. Saturday 9am-noon. Lots of Christ-
mas decorations. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. (941)
779-2733.
YARD SALE: 8am Friday, Dec. 17. Dishes, Christ-
mas items, clothes, kid's items, piano, windsurfer,
artwork, much more. 505 70th St., Holmes Beach.


REWARD: LOST CAT Neutered Siamese-Persian
mix with long hair. 51 Street, Holmes Beach. Name
is Maxwell. (941) 778-3972.


INVESTORS WANTED

Superb Florida Real Estate Investment Opportunity
Dynamic management program with a monthly cash
surplus.

Amazing Return On Investment
Up to 50% per year secured by residential real estate.

Completely Passive
We collect rents and manage property. You sit back relax
and watch your investment grow.


StA-
Jason Ingram
VP Dollar Investments


P.S. I Vill show you how to use your


1 $114,000 $5,000
2 $228,000 $10,000
3 $342,000 $15,000
4 $456,000 $20,000


Returns based on underlying real estate appreciating at a rate of 8% per year. Changes'in this
rate over time could have an impact on your ultimate return.

Control more real estate. Create more wealth.
For more information, call:

800-953-7622 Ext: 149
www.dollarrealty.com/li nvest D ollar

REALTY &
current home equity to get started for nothing down! M OI RTGAG E


LOST: Gold and diamond bracelet Saturday, Dec.
11, in Holmes Beach. $50 reward. (248) 767-6167.


CRITTER SITTER nine years in pet care. 24 years
as an Island resident. Lots of TLC for your beloved
pets with in-home visits. (941) 778-6000.
FREE TO APPROVED home! Two black cats,
fixed, litter trained. Five month-old male. Four-year-
old female. Lovable people cats! (941) 778-8677.
ADULT CATS in desperate need of loving homes.
All are current on vaccines. All applicants screened.
Please call (941) 922-0774.


2001 PT CRUISER: 50,000 miles. Purple, sunroof,
ice-cold air, leather interior. Garage kept. $9,500.
(941) 778-3875.

1990 ECONOLINE 150 VAN, cold air conditioning,
has towing package. Ready for travel. Runs great!
$2,000, or best offer. (941) 778-1102.


1995 EVINRUDE 200 HP. All cables, control box,
key switch, propellor. Less than 100 hours on re-
build. $3,500. (941) 723-1107.


LET'S GO FISHING! Call Capt. Mike Heistand on
the charter boat "Magic." Full or half day backwa-
ter fishing. USCG licensed. Ice, bait, tackle pro-
vided. (941) 723-1107.


CHILD SITTER AND PET SITTER. Ninth-grade
male looking for a job. Available after school and
weekends. Call Zachary, (941) 779-9783.
NEED A CHILD or pet sitter? Call one number and
get connected to three wonderful sitters! Tiffany,
Kari, Holly. (941) 778-3275 or 779-0793.
BABYSITTER: RED CROSS babysitting and first-
aid certified. Enjoys playing with kids. Call
Alexandra, (941) 778-5352.

Kathy Geeraerts, Realtor
1--. .778-0455

II"
''7-
areen

REAL ESTATE
4 OPANNA MARIA

www.greenreal.com


We're NUTSkab,,out


IsIiaircidI ^ ^




Annual PECAN SALE!
One-Pound Holiday Bags
Mammoth Halves ... $7
Chocolate Covered ... $8
Available at The Islander newspaper, in the
Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach.





THE ISLANDER M DEC. 15, 2004 0 PAGE 33


U ~ ~~~~~ F I E'W H MD~ '~


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 (941) 778-0944.
PETSITTER, DOG WALKER, 12-year-old mother's
helper, odd jobs. Call Kendall at (941) 779-9783 or
779-9803.
BABYSITTER WITH EXPERIENCE and CPR li-
cense, 13 years old, friendly and responsible. (941)
778-2469.
13-YEAR-OLD girl will babysit all ages in your
home. Reasonable rates and knows CPR. Call Jes-
sica Lord, (941) 747-2495.


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, (941) 383-5543.

SALES ASSOCIATES NEEDED, fast paced office
in prime location. No fees, great splits. Call Jesse
or Robin, (941) 778-7244.
QUALIFIED CHEF/SOUS chef for busy continental
restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Ap-
ply at Ooh La La! Bistro, 5406 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, or call, (941) 778-1102.
NOW HIRING ALL positions. Rotten hours, rotten pay.
Apply at Rotten Ralph's Waterfront Restaurant, 902 S.
Bay Blvd., Anna Maria or call (941) 778-3953.
LAWN MAINTENANCE HELPER. Seeking honest,
reliable helper for growing business. Experience
-:--prereed, but will train. Good pay. (941) 284-1568.

BOOKKEEPER'POSITION available for busy,
friendly Island business. Flexible hours, full or part
time, some remote work from home a possibility.
QuickBooks experience required. Call Carol, (941)
778-6066.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels and everything
else in The Islander, 778-7978.


GREAT VIEW!! 2BR/2BA, sauna, fireplace, spacious
wrap-around deck with views of the Sunshine Skyway
Bridge, downstairs office. 2408 Avenue A, $579,000.
; trao' ', dialdebbie@diamondshores.com
s Office: 779-1811
S^~" Cell: 400-1172


WWW.NEWHOSPITALITYCAREER.COM. Using
science, technology, and industry experience to
make lasting matches for hospitality professionals
and companies. Aim high!
SUNDAY SCHOOL Teacher for Longboat Key
Chapel. January-May, $50/week, very small class.
Nursery help, $15/week. Call (941) 383-6491.

FRONT DESK HELP needed for busy Island hotel.
Reservations, customer service duties included.
Must have own reliable transportation. Call. Carol
(941) 778-6066.
EXPERIENCED AGENT needed for Island real
estate office with walk-in traffic. Please, call (941)
748-2400.
FULL-TIME ADMINISTRATIVE assistant for busy
Realtor and property manager on Anna Maria Island.
Advanced computer skills required. Must be detail-
oriented. Real estate license helpful, but not required.
E-mail resume to assistantrealtor @ yahoo.com.
HELP WANTED: Part-time server/relief cook in a
drug-free work place. Key Royale Club, (941) 778-
3055.
MEDICAL EQUIPMENT and respiratory company
here on Anna Maria Island looking for enthusiastic
and motivated people to work part time. Call Heidi,
(941) 778-2641.
CROSSING GUARD: City of Holmes Beach Police
Department is accepting applications for part-time
position of crossing guard. Applications may be
obtained at the police department, 5801 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach, and will be accepted until
filled. City of Holmes Beach is a drug-free work-
place. Pre-employment drug testing required. We
are an equal opportunity employer and do not dis-
criminate based upon age, race, sex, religion, na-
tional origin, citizenship, disability, marital status or
veterans status of an individual.
ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place
classified ads and subscribe online with our secure
server? Check it out at www.islander.org, you can
read Wednesday's classified at noon on Tuesday.


ISLAND BREEZES $525,000
Enjoy the Island breeze from the
large screened porch of this 2BR/
2BA home. Views of Tampa
Bay! Great location close to post
office, shopping and the fishing
pier. Open floor plan and outside
shower. IB 104647.


6016 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton
(941) 751-1155 (800) 778-8448
Visit our Web site at www.floridamoves.com


EXPERIENCED REAL Estate sales associate with
proven track record wanted for our team at two
growing real estate offices in Holmes Beach and
Anna Maria. Great commission splits and positive
working atmosphere. All inquiries confidential. Call
Sue Carlson, An Island Place Realty, (941) 720-
2242.
RENTAL AGENT WANTED who is a great people
person and also detail-oriented for our growing,
fast-paced vacation rentals business on Anna Maria
Island. Service orientation a must! We offer a posi-
tive work environment (where does the day go?)
and great compensation/commission splits. Please
fax resume to (941) 778-1845.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Meet interesting people,
learn the history of the Island. Anna Maria Island
Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
(941) 778-0492.


RETIRED NURSE/caregiver available. No lifting.
References, reasonable. (941) 746-9246.

LONGTIME CAREGIVER LOOKING for anyone
who needs TLC and independence. Short or long-
term. Great references. (941) 722-5434.


MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, cabbage
palms, patio gardens, trimming, clean-up, edgings,
more. Hard-working and responsible. Excellent ref-
erences. Edward (941) 778-3222.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Car Service. Serving the Islands. (941) 778-5476.
COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your
computer misbehaving? Certified computer service
and private lessons. Special $30/hour. Free advice.
(941) 545-7508.
MORE CLASSIFIEDS equals more readers.

111 Pelican Anna Maria Canalfront Home







1.792 sq il of living area. istlai air-conditioned is 3BR'
2BA and 2,628 sq It under roof isturi includes a
screened carialiront lanai and oversized two-car garage.
75.ty-lOI-looi seawalled lotl witn dock al the end of cul-
de-sac $650.000 lurnished to include a Zodiac-type
boal and molor
* Doug Dowling Realty
yPhone & Fax: (941) 778-7407
E-Mail: dougdowllng@earthlink.Int
IWhen the answering machine won't do,
dial 725-1222.


AsK the expert!

We've got 10 top reasons for yo
to advertise in The Islander, pro
success stories, a targeted m
and expert advice for achieving s.
Ask the experts with 11 years de d
service to Anna Maria islan

Tli Islanderfi

The Islander ^


Call Nancy or Rebecca to arrange a (( &_d)OC6 ,. S
visit to your business 778-7978. Rebecca Barne( ', Nan


L ellarl S. Hethize
7778-60591






PAGE 34 E DEC. 15, 2004 M THE ISLANDER

SLA ND R C AS S4FI DS


-^^^^ SERICES Cnine ,iii 1 ^ M

ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING for great results,
wash away mildew, dirt, salt. Thorough, reasonable,
reliable. Free estimates, licensed, insured. (941)
778-0944.


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, (941) 778-3620.

NOTARY PUBLIC: Civil marriages and renewal of
wedding vows, sunset beach setting or wherever.
Norman R. Veenstra, (941) 778-5834.

CALL DAN'S RESCREEN for your free estimate to-
day. Affordable rates, quality work guaranteed. Pool
cages, lanais, windows, doors. Call (941) 713-5333.

MR. BILL'S HOME REPAIR/maintenance service.
Over 30 years experience, self-employed in con-
struction trades. "I'm handy to have around." (941)
778-4561.

THE ROYAL MAID Service, licensed, bonded, in-
sured. Professional, experienced maids, free esti-
mate, gift certificates available. Please call (941)
727-9337 (72-SWEEP).

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. (941) 761-3000.

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

. I J e ff ic porc, M traPice
Seautiful Holmes
""oorJs, gBeach duplex on a
.pin system. Oe great street, steps
to the beach. Each
side offersb2BR/2BA
w Gulf1 with 1,050 sf of liv-
ing area. Many
FOES upgrades including
.... .... new roof, screened
i.. ; ... .- porch, Mexican tile,
bonus r oom and more. Owner/agent. $725,000.
Fabulous energy ef-
ficient Key West-
2BR/2B dl 0 t ". style duplex con-
structed on 18-foot
pilings. Private court-
MII i a yard entry includes a
small heated pool.
Each suite offers
3BR/2BA, yellow
S" pine and Mexican tile
floors, gourmet kitchen with maple cabinets, central vacuum,
high-speed internet wiring, one-car garage and fire alarm/
sprinkler system. Office loft in upper suite opens to sun deck
with Gulf and bay views. $975,000.

1-6 Holmes Beach
Z.' 3BR/2BA home on
90x100 lot, caged
pool, deeded boat
slip. Cute house at
a great price!
$449,000.



SEASONAL RENTALS
2BR/1 BA condo, 2905 61st St., $1,800/month
2BR/2BA villa, 428 62nd St., $2,000/month
2BR/2BA duplex, 207 70th St., $2,500/month

ti arnna Pointe

R ealty Co.


314 Pine Avenue Anna Maria
(941) 779-0732 Toll Free: (866) 779-0732
I I I


TREE SERVICE: Stump grinding, topping, trim-
ming, removals. Palm trimming. 15 years locally
working on Anna Maria. Phil Brewer, (941) 545-
4770 or 778-7790.

A CLEAN HOUSE supports the arts! Working art-
ist cleans to support her painting. Mature, thor-
ough, reliable, honest. Midwest work ethic! Ref-
erences. Call Jean, home (941) 792-1965, or cell
(952) 393-3236.

CLEANING SERVICE at your service. Reliable,
experienced, low rates. Excellent references.
Please call Lourdes, (941) 726-1615.

BRICK PAVER Restoration, pressure cleaning ,
sealing, staining. Make your pavers look new again!
C-Squared, Sean D'Agustino. (941) 345-3092.

FOR A SPECIAL OCCASION. A gourmet dinner in
your home, from two to eight people. Heavy hors
d'oeuvres for groups. Contact Rebecca, (941) 794-
5748. References.

HOUSECLEANING: Dependable, honest, Island
woman seeking weekday housecleaning work. Lo-
cal references available. Call Ronda (941) 224-
9961.

TUTOR: 30 years experience. M.A. reading, M.A.
learning disabilities. Diagnostic/remedial and
supplemental. Call 778-0349 between 4-6pm.

PHOTOGRAPHER FOR HIRE: Kelly Ragan. Cus-
tom portraits, weddings, beach photography. Infor-
mation at Restless Natives, (941) 779-2624.

MURALIST, Mark Burdette. Custom murals, interior
or exterior, landscapes and more. Information at
Restless Natives, (941) 779-2624.

MUSIC LESSONS! Flute, saxophone, clarinet.
Beginning to advanced. Contact Koko Ray, (941)
792-0160.


THOUSANDS OF HOMES ONE ADDRESS |
SVWVW.MICHAELSAUNDERS.COM


PRIVATE RIVERFRONT ESTATE.
Approx 300 Ift. of water frontage on
1.6 acres. Granite kitchen counters.
guest quarters, pool bar, elevator &
private dock. $2,999,999. Cindy
Pierro, 748-6300 or 920-6818. 99843
------^
'*r .,


UPDATED & REMODELED 4BR/4BA
canal front home w/large open deck,
oversized heated pool w/spa & private
dock w/boatlift. $750,000. 748-6300.
Victoria Hoistmann, 518-1278 or
Joanne Jenkins. 228-7878. 503137


NEWER BEACH HOME offering 4BR/
4BA, heated in-ground pool & many
upgrades. Located 75 ft. from the
beach w/some Gulf views. $1,495,000.
748-6300, Kathy Valente, 685-6767 or
Anka Eshak. 504-6374. 105783

! ,? ?*


~~zl
-. "%-".,'< .....



SPECTACULAR LOCATION on the golf
course at Biadenrton Country Club. This
totally remodeled home offers 3BR/
2BA, over 2500 SF & a beaui iiand-
scaped lot $480.000 ,ii '.,rlrile,
748-6300 or 685-6767. 0"'95.


DIRECT BEACHFRONT CONDO! 38R Iturnkey furnished penthouse w/3 balconies & full
Gulf views. $1,690,000. Victoria Hoistnrann, 748-6300 or 518-0278. 503067
WATERFRONT HOME on an estate size lot overlooking Palma Sola Bay w/ovei 3500
SF, dock & 10-car garage. $1,650,000. Kathy Valenie, 748-6300 or 685-6767. 500514
GREAT ISLAND BUY! 3-4BR/2.5BA home w/hot tub on lanai, storage building & at-
tached income property. $629,000. Chuck West, 748-6300 or 374-3211. 105632
TAMARIND MODEL on a corner lot in Hawthorn Park w/over 2400 SF, 3-car garage, soar-
ing ceilings & screened pool. $434,900. Ruth Lawler, 748-6300 or 587-4623. 500470
2-STORY 3BR/2BA home in Azalea Park w/a large private yard & community pool.
$359,900. 748-6300. Sandy Drapala. 725-0781, Kathy Marcinko. 713-1100. 500161
GREAT ISLAND LOCATION! Updated 1-2BR/2BA turnkey furnished townhouse w/a
private patio. $340,000. Barbara Westendorf, 748-6300 or 685-6109, 501694
LONGBOAT KEY MOORINGS Amenities include utilities & membership to Commo-
dore Club. $325,000, Terri Ayers, 752-0101 or 518-8923. 502700
BEAUTIFUL PANORAMIC VIEWS of Terra Ceia Bay from this top floor 2BR/2BA unit.
A piece of paradise! $299,999. Debbie Capobianco, 748-6300 or 704-2394. 101867


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 per-
sonalized service, call William Eller, (941) 795-7411.
RA005052.

ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional cre-
ates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding!
www.jackelka.com. (941) 778-2711.

NADIA'S EUROSAGE Relaxing, healing massage
in the comfort of your home. Call today for an ap-
pointment, (941) 795-0887. MA#0017550.

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

AUTO DETAILING BY HAND Spotless inside and
out. I can save you time and money. Island resident,
references. For pricing, call (941) 713-5967.



CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and
commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, land-
scaping, cleanup, hauling and more! Insured.
(941) 778-5294.

ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If
it is broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior
discount. Call (941) 778-2581 or 962-6238.

BAREFOOT LAWNS & GARDENS: Providing the
total TLC for your landscape requirements. Lawns,
trees, shrubs and gardens. Design, installation and
service. Call (941) 761-3000 for free consultation.

JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call (941) 807-1015.

ISLANDER CLASSIFIED: The best news in town
and the best results from service advertising!


One-of-a Kind Dollhouse
Immaculate Updated Well Maintained


Heated, caged pool with
jacuLzzi. Solar windows,
storm shutters, beautiful
maintenance-free land-
scaping close to beaches
and golf course.
$639,900. Call Piroska
Planck, 730-9667.


Coldwell Banker Residential
Real Estate Inc.


11 I ,I I'


SEnchanting 2BR/ IBA beach
house on natural beach with 75 feet Gulf
frontage. Designed in era of construction on low pilings
to elevate and provide direct Gulf views from living area and
bedrooms. Enhanced with attractive beam ceilings and a tranqL
deck located off living area that provides endless views of
I. rr ei- : lr n ..'., ,3 Ir EnIjo, [.riv ir iun;ets"
a -. ... j..r r d .'r. p A ir' n..r


>,v-^.tf1957
Muc REAL EiRWr
REALTY 6""
'We ARE rie Island '
inw-. w'lull C-i.I F c (. i-, 635 Anna Maria., Fivid a 216
941 778-2259 Fax 941 778-2250
E-mail amrlty@gte.net
Web site www.annamariareal.com





THE ISEAND i'IN DEC.' 15, 2004'ri PAGE 35


U~~ Ez R C L A NS W9IWiFWINE D'SW


PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and in-
stallation. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and
trees. Irrigation. Everything Under the Sun Garden
Centre, 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. (941)
778-4441.

SHELL DELIVERED and spread. $35/yard. Haul-
ing: all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free es-
timates. Call Larry at (941) 795-7775, "shell phone"
(941) 720-0770.

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

NATURE'S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and
installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residen-
tial and commercial. 30-years experience. (941)
748-3356.

STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. Holiday spe-
cials: 18-foot coconut palm, $450; 7-foot Christ-
mas palm, $325. Complete landscape service.
Call (941) 727-5066.


You Pick: Family Compound,
Second Home or Vacation Retreat
Offering two lakefront properties in Anna Maria







302 North Shore Dr- 3+BR/3BA with 300 North Shore Dr 4BR/2.5BA du-
1 BR/1 BA apartment. Five-car garage, plex with five-car garage. Private open
one short block to beach, direct beach decks, large picture windows, great
access, peeks of Gulf. Seawall and views of lake. Asking $750,000. MLS
dock. Zoned duplex. Extras! Asking 502297.
$850,000. MLS 502321.
Call Stephanie Bell, (941) 920-5156 or Frank Migliore, (941) 778-2307.
S. "- WEST OF GULF DRIVE -131 White
1E REDP Ave. Duplex on corner lot, two-car ga-
R IC ".- rage, two carports, screened lanai, lots
yof decks, over 3,900 sf. under roof. 150
steps to beach access. Would also
make a great single-family home! Ask-
.. ing $685,000. For more details call
Stephanie Bell, Broker, 778-2307 or 920-5156. MLS103353.


HALF DUPLEX 5405 B Gulf Drive,
steps to beach with direct beach access.
Well maintained, elevated 2BR/2BA,
open deck with peeks of Gulf, garage and
carport. Asking $375,000. Call Bob Hinds
(941) 545-7453. MLS# 503134.


LBUYING, SELLING, RENTING? WE CAN
For further information, call or visit us online!
1-800-306-9666 778-2307
www.f ran m axon realestate. com


SERVING THE AREA SINCE 1970


MLS


VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Dan or Bill, (941) 795-5100.

JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. In-house plan designs. State licensed
and insured. Many Island references. (941) 778-
2993. License #CRC 035261.

INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. 35-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at
(941) 778-1730.

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

TILE TILE TILE. All variations of ceramic tile sup-
plied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt,
reliable, many Island references. Call Neil, (941)
726-3077.


CHECK US OUT AT www.islander.org!


SUNCAN
SReal Estate, Inc.

NEW SEASONAL RENTALS
ISLAND DUPLEXES:
1 BR or 2BR/1 BA $1,800-$2,400
SUNBOW BAY:
2BR/2BA Pool and Tennis, $2,600
WATERFRONT HOMES:
2BR to 3BR/2BA Pool and Dock, $3,000-$4,000
ANNUAL RENTALS
Bayou Condo: 2BR/1BA $800
Bradenton Beach Duplex: 3BR/1 BA $900

941779-0304'
310 Pinet AenuM P.O Bo 1299 9 Mna il FL 34216
Office 779.0304 Fz 779-0308 Tol F 866 W 779-0304
www.teamduncan comn







SALES & RENTALS
419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 PO Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294

BAREFOOT LIVING


ON THE BAVOU .. ,
"T-hi- r- .vl ,l -111 ."..NN m ... ,

l rid hidJduWuy ,rii _____________
bodies the essence of easy barefoot living on the bayou!
Situated on the tranquil north end of Anna Maria on a
quiet, dead-end street within easy strolling distance of the
beach, this inviting retreat offers a free-flowing floor plan
enhanced by gorgeous Travertine marble floors, and a
sparkling white kitchen complimented by pretty blue
solid-surface countertops and white GE Profile appli-
ances. The living room opens invitingly to the poolside
cabana and panoramic Lake LaVista, offering tranquil
views of water and birdlife. The striking black-bottom,
heated swimming pool has a distinctive rock surround
plus adjoining hot tub with waterfall! The entire pool deck
and shady cabana is surfaced with beautiful brick pavers.
The master suite has pretty French doors opening on to
the water, plus there is new central air and heat, new win-
dows, and a new whimsical front door, etched with pic-
tures of fish, shells, and a seahorse! Other features of this
captivating island retreat include tropical landscaping with
many coconut palms and a magnificent Canary Island
date palm, sprinlder system, outdoor shower, and a boat
dock with bay and Gulf access. Don't miss this rare and
wonderful island hideaway, priced at $749,000.
VIDEO TOUR .-
BROCHURE Visit our Web site at www.betsyhills.com "Via


HO E MPOVMET onine

ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodel-
ing, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens,
baths. Free estimates. License #CGC061519,
#CCC057977, #PE0020374. Insured. Accepting
MasterCard/Visa. (941) 720-0794.

CUSTOM RENOVATION/RESTORATION expert.
All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. In-
sured. Member of Better Business Bureau. Paul
Beauregard, (941) 779-2294.

KEN & TINA DBA Griffin's Home Improvements Inc.
Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets
and shutters. Insured and licensed, (941) 748-4711.

TILE, CARPET, LAMINATE supplied and installed.
Why pay retail? Island resident, many references.
Free estimates, prompt service. Steve Allen Floor
Coverings. (941) 792-1367, or 726-1802.


MASON: 27 YEARS of experience. All masonry
work and repair. Cinderblock work, brick work, glass
block work, paver and brick driveways. Call Chris,
(941) 795-3034. License #104776. Insured.


ANNA MARIA

S* IS LAND "
SliiCoast

REAL ESTATE LLC

SHELL POINT CONDO
2BR/2BA, could be 3BR. Large den with closet, in-
door utility room, washer/dryer and sink. Walk-in
closet, ceramic tile, close to heated pool. Tennis, put-
ting green, carport. Central location, near library,
shopping and restaurants. $379,900.
KEY WEST-STYLE WITH BOAT DOCK
3BR/2.5BA plus dcn/office. Charming home, large
lot, fenced yard. Breakfast bar, dining room, large
master bedroom and bath with Jacuzzi tub, screened
porch, balcony. Deeded boat slip with private dock.
Holmes Beach. $699,900.
GULF PLACE CONDO
3BR/2BA Turnkey furnished. Gulffront complex.
Open plan, breakfast bar, dining room, walk-in clos-
ets, screened porch, washer/dryer. Gorgeous beach,
heated pool, tennis. Great rental. $1,050,000.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX
2BR/1BA each. Very close to beautiful beach. One-
car garage, patio. One unit turnkey furnished. Appli-
ances both sides. Utility with washer/dryer, residen-
tial area, room for pool. $675,000.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX
2BR/2BA each side. Elevated duplex in central
Holmnes Beach. Excellent rental. Annual tenant in one
unit. Short walk to beach. Close to shopping, library,
and restaurants. Under-building parking. $495,000.
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.
ISLAND TRIPLEX
2BR/1.5BA plus IBR/l BAand 2BR/1BA. Great in-
vestment! Watch the sunset as you collect rent from
thcse charming units. Easy to see, call for appoint-
ment. Just steps to beautiful beach. $749,000.

ANNUAL RENTALS
From $700 / month
SEASONAL RENTALS
Condos/Homes: $500 week / $1,000 month
779-0202 (800) 732-6434
ANNA MARIA

.... SunCOast
REAL ESTATE LLC
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
IHolines Beach, Florida 34217 www.suncoastinc.comn





PAGE 36 E DEC. 15, 2004 E THE ISLANDER
Sandy's Lawn Service Inc.
Sandy' Established in 1983
Lawn Celebrating 20 Years of
erice Quality & Dependable Service.
1 a i c e I Call us for your landscape
7781345 and hardscape needs.
JjLicensed & Insured

.A^N (Al N W POlNTIN(C
Residential Commercial
Check our references:
Quality work at a reasonable price. "
Licensed/Insured Serving Anna Maria Island Since 1986 761 -8900

Paradise Improvements 778-4173
L T .Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
Replacement Doors and Windows
RJi ~Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
T Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
Lic#CBC056755

SWAGNER REALTY
__] "1 Gir DDIVE NORTLl BRADWNON BEACIIH. rL 34217
HAROLD SMALL REALTOR.
Office: (941) 778-2246 792- 8628
E-mail: haroldsmall@wagnerrealty.com f




SHARON VILLAS e' H
GarageDisosas* lakfl Crtiicaio* Fe Etmae




SHARON VILLARS ~.&_
Realtor@
k f Direct (941) 920-0669
'." sharonsellsremax@aol.com
fREM Gulfstream Realty I


ELITE CAB
539-6374
Serving Manatee County,
Sarasota/Bradenton & Tampa Airports







BELENI ROUSONELOS
Certified fitness trainer
In-home services Affordable rates
No excuses I'll come to you!
(941)224-7506








Junior's Landscape & Maintenance
Lawn care PLUS native plants, i*Z'_9
mulch, trip, hauling and cleanup.,;i-
Call Junior, 807-1015 0 i -:


MORENO MARBLE & TILE Installation and resto-
ration. Quality work. Over 20 years experience. In-
sured. Call Javier at (941) 685-5163 or 795-6615.

JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry work, handy-
man, light plumbing, electrical, light hauling, pres-
sure washing and tree trimming. Call (941) 778-
6170 or 447-2198.

HANDYMAN SERVICE: Bill MacCaughern. Re-
pairs, renovations, kitchens, bathrooms, decks.
Masonry, tile, painting. 30 years experience. Yes, I
do show up! (941) 778-3904.

CONCRETE/MASONRY/RESTORATION, drive-
way, sidewalks, curbs, retaining walls, structural,
shell drives, dump truck service. C-Squared, Sean
D'Agustino. (941) 345-3092. Lic. #CGC1506629.

PERFECTIONIST PAINTING and power washing.
Interior/exterior painting! From $1 sf, plus materials.
Free estimate. Established 1985. Call Kirt D. Sweatt
anytime, (941) 702-0993.

ABOUT GROUT: All repairs and installation. Done
right! Grout cleaning, sealing, staining. Showers,
kitchens, pools, re-caulks. Call Jeff, (941) 545-0128
or 569-8888.

PAINTING: 25 years experience. Specializing in
exterior painting and power washing. Free esti-
mates. Call Rick Kunkel, (941) 792-9597.

ISLAND STYLES REMODELING Inc: Your Island
remodeling professionals. We have project open-
ings for December 2004! Pool enclosures openings
February 2005! These openings won't be around
long. Call (941) 472-0355 today to schedule an es-
timate. Lic. #CGC35975.

JIM MELANSON Painting interior, exterior, pres-
sure cleaning. Free estimates, 18-year Island resi-
dent. Call Jim, (941) 718-9053.

RANDY'S REMODELING: Water damage, carpentry,
demo, drywall texture. (941) 320-2506 or 778-0540.

MAN-HANDI RESIDENTIAL and commercial. Inte-
rior or exterior repairs, installation, restoration,
craftsmanship. Free estimates (941) 539-3318

WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more.
Lifetime warranty. Call Keith Barnett for a free in-
home consultation. Island references, 15 years ex-
perience. (941) 778-3526 or 730-0516.



AUTUMN, WINTER, SPRING rentals available
weekly, monthly, seasonal. Wedebrock Real Estate
Co., (941) 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, (941) 778-2374.

VACATION & SEASONAL Private beach. Units are
complete. Rates seasonally adjusted. $425-$975/
week, $975-$2,975/month. (800) 977-0803 or (941)
737-1121. www.abeachview.com.

NORTH SHORE DRIVE beachfront. Four spacious
3BR/2BA homes. Please call ..(813) 752-4235, or
view Web site: www.AhhSeaBreeze.com

POOL HOME AVAILABLE for vacation let. Near
Holmes Beach, 3BR/2BA with all amenities. Man-
aged by Coastal Properties Realty, (941) 794-1515.

DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDO, brand new 1 BR/1 BA
designer furnished. Pool, laundry, walk to restaurants.
Opens Jan.1. $900/week. Call (901) 301-8299.

CORTEZ COTTAGE fully furnished, nice breezy,
quiet area. Off-season, $850/month, $550/week.
Seasonal, $1,700/month. (941) 778-8168 or 794-
5980. www.divefish.com.


KING BEDROOM efficiency for rent. Night, week-
end, weekly, seasonal. Private entrance, private
deck. Nonsmoking, close to beach. Call 778-3433
or 773-0010.

PINE BAY FOREST: Annual 3BR/2BA furnished
condo! Beautiful hardwood floors, fireplace, cathe-
dral ceilings, association pool and tennis courts!
$1,600/month, plus utilities. Please call An Island
Place Realty, (941) 779-0733.

SEASONAL RENTAL: Holmes Beach, 4BR (two
master suites)/3BA, house on canal. Two minutes
to beach. Heated pool, dock, cable TV, washer/
dryer, garage, designer furnished with tropical yard
setting. One of the finest rentals on Island. $1,600/
weekly or $6,000/monthly. Call 713-0034 or e-mail:
gamiller@tampabay.rr.com.

VACATION RENTAL, Holmes Beach 2BR/2BA
canalfront. Fully furnished. Garage, laundry, dock,
many extras. Available now through Dec. 31. $750/
week or $2,200/month. Call (813) 286-9814.

SEASONAL RENTALS available including second
floor, bayfront apartment with pool, tennis. Close to
beach, shopping. $2,800/month. Old Florida Realty
Co., (941) 778-3377.

FULLY FURNISHED VILLA in beautiful Mt.
Vernon, two miles to beaches. 2BR/2BA, no pets,
nonsmoking, age 55-plus. Minimum three months.
Peak season, $2,500/month; annually, $1,500/
month. (941) 721-1784.

AVAILABLE 2005 WINTER vacation rentals:
Perico Bay Club, $2,900/mnontlh, Cored Qhr-res,
3BR/2BA with pool on canal, $3,500/month; San
Remo Shores, 3BR/2BA with pool, on canal,
$3,800/month; Gulffront duplex, 3BR/2BA, $3,900/
month; Holmes Beach 3BR/2BA canal home,
$3,500/month; Mariner's Cove condo, $3,400/
month; Anna Maria Island Club, $5,200/month.
Please call Cristin Curl, Wagner Realty, (941) 778-
2246. www.wagnerrealty.com.

ELEVATED 2BR/2BA BEACH house, undercover
parking, close to beach, nicely furnished. 210 81 st
St., Holmes Beach. $2,250/month. (813) 962-0817.

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

NEW 2BR/2BA 55-plus, across from beach. Fur-
nished, annual $1,150/month. Also available sea-
sonal. (941) 725-1074.

MORE CLASSIFIEDS equals more readers.

SCREEN isiRiVi
F (941) 962-0395
Free Estimates 3-Year Warranty with Complete Rescreens
We use only professional equipment and # 1 quality Phifer screen
MC & Visa Accepted Financing Available

I I
LOO LA_ IBI A STOLE
EM A RKTWALN BOREAL
WI STH UT IY I NGTHEW0R DI
D O H E ST O P P S E A B E D L
REFEEDS WILL I EP CHAL
E VA NJAMAICANEBA
A DUE CHER TNEEM S IM0N
T k I111 AFF L E E
ETWO A OEU N F I R DRGONS
A FFIR S CE ANTAI TAE
TW0 A 0 R 1E M SCL G01N

GIJAN 00 H S 0NS EDNA

ET T U ANT I E M


ISLANDEU R CLASSIFIED
HOE MOVM-r onine M- rA, Cotiue


*UNCAN
Real Estate, Inc










Liz Codola
Realtor
941-779-0304
www.teamduncan.com


f .. ., .. .: .



.An-,.,ie can t,:
a picctue.,
A p'r. .fei'. 'lowl
creates a portrait.
4 ELKA
// PHOTOGRAPHIC
() 941-778-2711
www.jackelka.com









ISLAN~~MDER CLASSIFI ~J9EDE~'
R N A S C n t n u dI. E N A S C n i u e-f


SEASONAL PERICO BAY Club 2BR/2BA villa, De-
cember, $1,800; January, $2,500; Palma Sola
Townhouse, December and January $1,500/month,
February-March, $2,500/month. Call Real Estate
Mart (941) 756-1090.

GREAT SUNSET VIEWS. Two 2BR apartments on
Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Call (941) 914-4646

RENTAL: LAKEFRONT furnished 2BR/2BA villa
located in bird sanctuary on Sarasota Bay. Only two
miles from Gulf beaches. Pool, tennis, clubhouse.
No pets, nonsmoking, 55-plus. Available three-
twelve months. Boat dock (up to 23 feet) included,
based on availability. $2,600/monthly, plus electric
and tax. (941) 794-5011.

HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL 2BR/1BA with lanai,
laundry. 100 step direct access to Gulf. Super bargain,
$1,950/month (585) 473-9361 or (941) 778-5412.

VACATION OR SEASON, Anna Maria Gulffront
apartments, 1, 2, 3BR. Porches, sundecks, laundry.
Immaculate, tropical setting. No pets. (941) 778-3143.

CORTEZ VACATION COTTAGE. Renovated, light
and open, nonsmoking, no pets. $800/week,
$1,700/month. (941) 795-8077.

ANNUAL RENTAL Holmes Beach. 2BR/1.5BA
townhouse, newly remodeled, 500-feet to beach.
Expect first, last, security deposit. $1,150/month.
Call (330) 559-3860.

SEASONAL RENTAL: Holmes Beach, furnished 1
and 2BR condos. Cable, microwave, washer/dryer.
Block to beach and shopping. From $1,800/month.
(407) 846-8741.

SHOLMES BEACH: 2BR/1BA, 1,500 sf, beach
house, 1.5 blocks to beach. Fully furnished, $495/
week. Available December through January. (941)
587-1456.

PLAYA ENCANTADA: Condo closest to the beach
and elevator with Gulf views. Available monthly,
annually or all season. For information call (941)
730-Tuft.

VACATION RENTALS: Available December through
April. Weekly or monthly. Fran Maxon Real Estate,
(941) 778-2307. www.franmaxonrealestate.com.

ANNUAL: Steps to beach, clean, unfurnished 2BR/
1BA, half duplex. Washer/dryer. 2818 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. $775/month, first, last, security.
(941) 778-5810 or 730-0977.

ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place
classified ads and subscribe online with our secure
server? Check it out at www.islander.org, you can
read Wednesday's classified at noon on Tuesday.


2BR/2BA LUXURY Holmes Beach apartment for
rent weekly/monthly/seasonal. Steps to beach,
newly furnished, washer/dryer, workout room,
bikes. Available December, April, May. $700/week;
$2,100/month. (941) 778-7741.

5BR/4.5BA: WALK TO Bean Point beach. Available
December and January. www.abeachhouse.com.
(941) 725-1074.

SEASONAL: STEPS TO beach. Large 1BR/2BA,
washer/dryer, cable, telephone. $2,150/monthly,
$675/week. Pets welcome. (941) 778-1098.

101 PALM: Luxury villas. 1BR and 2BR. $3,000-
$4,000. T. Dolly Young Real Estate, (941) 778-0807.

BRADENTON BEACH/Cortez area. Immaculate,
spacious 1BR/1IBA completely furnished elevated
apartment. Parking, laundry. All utilities supplied.
Great location. $975/month or $1,800/seasonal.
(941) 761-2725.

NORTHWEST BRADENTON: 2BR/2BA house with
pool, great area and minutes to beaches. Available
Feb. 1, $2,500/month. Deborah Thrasher, RE/MAX
Excellence, (941) 518-7738. E-mail:
DebMThrash @aol.com.

CHARMING BEACH Cottage. 2BR/2BA. Steps to
Gulf. Available January, February, March. Call
(941) 778-7351.

ANNUAL RENTAL: Fourth house from Gulf. Rustic,
older 2BR/2BA with hobby room. $950/month.
Dolores M. Baker Realty (941) 778-7500.

LONGBOAT KEY, 55-plus furnished 2BR/2BA
house. Includes cable, water, pool, clubhouse. An-
nual, $1,050/month. Call (941) 383-3151.

ANNUAL ISLAND RENTALS: 2BR/2BA duplex
across from beach. Furnished/unfurnished. Great
location, $995/month. Call Mike Carlton, (941) 737-
0915, Smith Realtors.

CHEERY 2BR/2BA CANAL home $1,600/month.
plus utilities. Nonsmoking. Tenant verification appli-
cation, first and security required. (717) 392-4048
or (941) 779-1013.

2BR/2BA SINGLE-FAMILY home, canalfront.
Florida room. $1,190/month. Call Mike Carlton,
(941) 737-0915, Smith Realtors.

COMMERCIAL SPACE: Approximately 1,900 sf.
Call Heidi weekdays (941) 778-2641 or call Jeanne
nights and weekends 650-9539.

DON'T FORGET! The Islander has "mullet" T-
shirts. Stop in our office at 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach or order online www.islander.org.


-----------------------------------------7

HOW TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD
DEADLINE: NOON MONDAY EVERY WEEK for WEDNESDAY'S PAPER: Classified advertising must be paid in advance.
We accept ads by fax with credit card information, 778-9392, at our Web site (secure server) www.islander.org, and by
direct e-mail at classifieds@islander.org. Office hours: 9 to 5, Monday-Friday, (Saturday 10 to 2 as needed).
CLASSIFIED RATES BUSINESS OR INDIVIDUAL: Minimum rate is $10 for up to 20 WORDS. Additional words: Each
additional word over 20 is 50o, Box: $3, One- or two-line headlines, line rate plus 250 per word.
WE ACCEPT MASTERCARD AND VISA! You can charge your classified advertising in person or by phone. We are sorry,
but due to the high volume of calls we can not take classified ad copy over the telephone. To place an ad by phone, please
be prepared to FAX or e-mail your copy with your credit card information. (see below)
USE THIS FORM FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE: One word per blank space for minimum charge 20 words.
-I----------------------------------------- ----- ------ I-- -- -- -----

1__________ _______ ________ ________ __________ 2

______ ______ ______ _______ ______ _______ ______ 31
Run issue date(s) _____ ______ ____ ____ ________
Amt. pd _______ Date Please indicate: Ck. No. ______ or Cash ____
For credit card payment: [J 7-It L No. ______________
Exp. Date ________ Name shown on card: ______________
Billing address zip code: ______ House no. or post office box no. on bill ______
E-Mail address: __________________________________ [for renewal purposes only]
The Islander Fax: 941 778-9392
5404 Marina Drive Th IIslan der Phone: 941 778-7978
Holmes Beach FL 34217 i i X1a e E-mail classifieds@islander.org


THE ISLANDER 0 DEC. 15, 2004 0 PAGE 37







i\IkVIYJV4 h f/!/nieI~/eJ6a~/q/
"Professional Excellence"
Residential-Commercial Interior & Exterior
Licensed and Insured 78-5594 778-3468

SAmerica's Best

ELawn Care Inc.
Professional Affordable Insured Free Estimates
224-1153






BAY WEST E LAUNDRY

BA WST-'LAUNDRY

On vacation or just hate doing laundry? Why bother?
BAY WVEST WI l,. ICK-UP. LAUNDER AND DELIVER.
Full Service Wash/Dry/Fold/lron PU/Delivery Self Service
Cool & Clean 627 59th St. W. Bradenton 794-5053

RHO Cleaning Services
"Our goal is to exceed our
customers expectations"
778-2422 773-8089
www.rhocs.net

N James King
Painting & Renovation
For all your home improvement needs
(941) 778-8431 Licensed & Insured

SALTWATER F FISHING


704-0065








FERRGOOD LLC
Painting & Pressure Washing
Quality Craftsmanship Residential Repaint Specialist
Condominium Interiors Pool Deck & Driveway Coatings
22-year Manatee Co. resident Lic. & Ins. 23 Years Exp.
792-7549 713-3485


Avert'LJi~ 1I I5isig orks fast IIin TheIs1(undel.


Si'm2Aer

Call Toll free:

866-Rev-Jill
www.UniquLeCeremonies.com


Join us in our
Coffee Garden and
Cigar Lounge
8am 10pm
Senior Discount
128 Bridge Street
Bradenton Beach


CONSTRUCTION
adeWICKERSHAMS





REMODEL -ADDITIONS CUSTOM HOMES
License N CGC043438 383-9215 Insu


red





4 20A7 0 i"- )'M(A t o;,O aT), '1414'
PAGE 38 M DEC. 15, 2004 0 THE ISLANDER


I L A D E C L S-S I SIE S


ANNUAL RENTAL: LOVELY 3BR/3BA canal/pool
home $2,000/month, plus utilities. Nonsmoking.
Tenant verification application, first and security re-
quired. (717) 392-4048 or (941) 779-1013.

KEY ROYALE HIGH Standards canal home. Taste-
fully decorated. 2BR/2BA, waterside terrace, heated
pool, dock. Available seasonally $4500/month. (863)
860-7407. www.vrbo.com/18876/htm.

ANNUAL BRADENTON BEACH 2BR/1BA lower
duplex. Bay view, ceramic floors. Laundry provided.
Small pet welcome. $790/month, plus utilities. (941)
779-9470.

ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA singlefamily home in
Village Green. $1,200/month. Call Island Real Es-
tate (941) 778-6066.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND, Florida, condos. Pool,
beach access, fully equipped. $600/week. Available
now through May. (941) 778-1915.

SAN REMO SHORES 2BR/2BA heated pool, dock,
stainless appliances, partial bay view. Gorgeous!
Now available for annual rental, $1,850/month or
seasonal $3,600/month. Both include pool and lawn
service. Darling Realty, (941) 366-3571.

HOLMES BEACH WESTBAY Point & Moorings sec-
ond-floor corner. Beautifully furnished 2BR/2BA
condo with spectacular views of bay and Skyway
Bridge. $3,300/month. (847) 530-8833.

ANNUAL RENTALS: 3702 Sixth Avenue, Holmes
Beach. Washer/dryer, pool. No pets. $1,100/month.
First, last, security. Available immediately. Also, pet-
friendly ground-level efficiency, $750/month. A Para-
dise Rental Management, (941) 778-4800.

RENTALS RENT fast when you advertise in The
Islander.


LTD MORTGAGE INC.
The Oldest Mortgage Co. on Anna Maria Island
Linda G. Davis Ted E. Davis
Licensed Mortgage Brokers
Confirming and jumbo loans.
1st and 2nd mortgages.
SNo closing cost home equity lines of credit.
100% purchase money mortgages.
Residential and commercial mortgages.
Private money available for those
hard-to-place loans.

fN rA (941) 779-2113
Ijj-- HI 502 72nd Street
IHolmes Beach


WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS 2BR/2BA
upstairs with covered parking space. Pool, ten-
nis and hot tub close by. Tiled entry and
kitchen. Glass-enclosed lanai. $460,000. Dick
Maher or Dave Jones, 778-4800.







ISLAND AMBIANCE Large 2BR/2.5BA Is-
land home in very desirable north Holmes
Beach. Spacious floor plan lends itself to ad-
dition, seller has specs for the same. Newer
windows, appliances and huge two-car ga-
rage make this one a must see. Asking
$469,000. Call Jane Grossman or Nicole
Skaggs, 778-4800.


SEASONAL RENTALS: 2BR/2BA Baywatch condo,
heated pool, waterview, $1,000/week, $3,000/
month; Perico Bay Club, 2BR/2BA, pool, tennis,
small pet OK, $2,600/month; Bayou, 2BR/1BA,
across from beach, $2,500/month. SunCoast Real
Estate, (941) 779-0202. www.suncoastinc.com.

SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals.
1BR/1BA or 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk to beach,
shopping, restaurants. (941) 778-3875. Web site
2spinnakers.com



CITY OF ANNA Maria: The Bayou 2BR/1 BA remod-
eled condo. Upstairs, canal view, boat dock. One-
of-a-kind unit! $335,000. Don, (770) 889-2887 or
(770) 887-7944.

DIRECT 50x100 FOOT Gulffront lot in Holmes Beach
with DEP permitted. Plans for 2,400 sf living area, four-
car garage home. $1,650,000. (941) 778-1086.

DIRECT GULFFRONT FOR Sale by owner,
$1,490,000. Best opportunity in Holmes Beach
3BR/1BA bungalow, 1,328 sf. Concrete-pier foun-
dation. Zoned R-4. Total lot size 50x100 feet. Con-
tact Ken Ward, (813) 892-3690.

BRADENTON BEACH 3BR/2.5BA ground-level
home with garage. Intracoastal views. 2,400-under
air condition, 3,340 under roof. Brokers protected.
$715,000. (941) 779-0153.

BAYFRONT CONDO for sale. 2BR/2BA, golf
course, pool. Beautiful sunsets. $290,000. (941)
722-4800.

FOR SALE BY owner: Perico Bay Club 2BR/2BA,
second floor. All new appliances. Gated community,
heated pool, tennis courts. $260,000. Call (941)
761-8308 or 794-6688.
FINI IT! BUY IT! SELL IT FAST! In The Islander.

Camellia Properties
Vacation Rentals & Property Management
www.camelliaproperties.com
More than 35 Gulffront rentals to choose from.
Call us last! Best rates on the beach!


LaCosta Condominium Marbella Condominium
Family Friendly Guiffront Luxury
2-Bcdroonm Condominiums 2 & 3-Bedroom Condominiums
One-Week Minimum
Call For Rates and Availability
866-661-6622 or 778-8000


BAY WATCH Spectacular sunrises in this el-
evated 2BR/2BA end unit. Totally re-furnished
and ready to live in or rent. Steps to white
beaches, boat dock and fishing pier. $479,000.
Cindy Grazar, 778-4800 or 504-6176.


BRIDGEPORT Serene bay views from the
tropical quiet setting furnished 2 BR/2BA
bay side unit. Steps to white sandy beach,
shopping and dining. Asking $439,000.
Call Cindy Grazar, 504-6176.



*, llJ ii [{ii& ] ,!



TRIPLEX Breezy and beachy income produc-
ing triplex across from the beach. Upstairs is
a cozy 1BR/1BA with a great reading porch
and massive sun deck. Downstairs are two
2BR/1BA units. Ample parking, tons of Mexi-
can tile, newer kitchens and baths make this
one a must see. $659,000. Nicole Skaggs or
Jane Grossman at 778-4800 or 795-5704.


HOUSE DEALS ON, off, near the Islands. West
Bradenton, 3BR/1BA with family room $149,900;
3BR/2BA with two-car garage, cathedral ceilings,
large lot, $195,000; Northwest Bradenton, minutes
to beach, heated pool, sauna, hot tub, $324,900;
Ellenton, close-in country living, custom 3BR/2BA
with two-car garage, 3/4-acre wooded lot, $325,000;
Longboat Key, English cottage with unique carriage
house, Abbaco architecture, 15-foot loft ceilings,
two-car garage, hot tub, $650,000. Call Fred Flis,
Real Estate Mart (941) 756-1090.


MOUNT VERNON: 2BR/2BA, lakefront condo with
partial bay view, enclosed lanai, new appliances and
air conditioning. Minutes to beach. 55-plus commu-
nity. $239,000. (941) 795-4030.

PRIVATE MONEY Available to help with back pay-
ments on the mortgage and other needs. No quali-
fying, no equity OK, too. (941) 778-4495.

NORTH END Anna Maria, 2BR/2BA, fireplace,
sundeck. Close to Gulf beach. $496,000. (941)
778-2665.


STEPS TO BEACH! Triplex 3BR/1BA with den,
2BR/1BA, 1BR/1BA. Rent out two units, live in the
other! Great seasonal rentals! New central air con-
ditioning, cabinets and decks. Walking distance to
everything, restaurants, shopping and free trolley.,
Offered at $599,000, Owner/agent Deborah
Thrasher, ReMax Excellence, (941) 518-7738. E-
mail DebMThrash@aol.com.

FOR SALE BY OWNER: Westbay Point & Moorings
hard-to-find ground-floor end unit. 2BR/2BA condo.
Excellent condition. $379,900. Call (941) /oo-4-o,

PEBBLE SPRINGS 2BR/2BA Villa. Pool, enclosed
courtyard, covered parking. Attic storage. Newly
tiled, gorgeous interior. Near beaches, shopping.
$124,900. (941) 792-5434.


CANAL HOME
Simpeccablite3 BR/2MBA
,P .artial bay$6 iews
"' "3 car Garage
'""; [ttllf Northend
NO bridges
At Ar~ ,: $615,000!


1(941)778 1537


CALL THE
PERICO BAY CLUB
SPECIALIST

1264 Spoonbill Landings Circle
2BR/2BA, tile and pergo floors,
mirrors, glassed lanai with heat and air-
conditioning, two-car garage. $339,000.
1267 Spoonbill Landings Circle
2BR/2BA lakefront villa immaculate, new tile
throughout, one-car garage. $305,000.
813 Waterside Lane Townhouse
2BR/2BA plus loft, new air and water heater.
One-car garage, spacious. $319,999.
921 Waterside Lane
2BR/2BA Azalea model, brick courtyard
entry, one-car garage. New tile, carpet,roof
siding and air-handler. $315,000.


BAY LAKE ESTATES Must see 4BR/3BA
home, great for entertaining. Screened pool on
large deck. Large corner lot. Great neighbor-
hood. Only minutes to the beach. $399,000.
Lynn Hostetler, 778-4800.





THE ISLANDER 0 DEC. 15, 2004 M PAGE 39


LIVE TiE ISLAND) LilE


- L-.-_ --


This nearly new home has a fantastic open floor plan and lots of living
space. Beautiful bayou views and stunning Island decor. Very private
pool area and boat dock, complete with boat lift. Walk to the Gulf
beaches on the north end of Anna Maria! Offered at $975,000.


ree
REAL ESTA
OF ANNA MA

941 778-0455
9906 Gulf Drive
Anna Maria
www.greenreal.com


n
GE
,RIA K,-' J

Ken Jackson, 778-6986
Kathy Geeraerts, 778-0072
Maureen Dahms, 778-0542
LaRae Regis, 779-1858


TIe Islander Since 1992


ro


Simply the Best


NORTH POINT HARBOR Community pool and
tennis, canal front contemporary 2 BR plus den/2BA,
fireplace, tile floors, high ceilings, deck, dock and
beautiful. $799,000.


BAYFRONT Panoramic view of the bay. Very pri-
vate, lush landscaping. 2 BR/2BA. Hardwood Floors.
Very large master BA with jacuzzi and walk in shower.
Big garage and workshop, screened porch facing the
bay. Dock w/10,000 Ib davits. $1,390,000.


GULF FRONT 6 UNITS Beautifully remodeled apts.
From 3 BR/3BA to one bedroom. Small heated pool.
Turnkey furnished. $3,000,000.







ACROSS FROM BEACH on Gulf Drive in
Bradenton Beach. Almost 3,000 sf. zoned Residen-
tial/Office/Retail. Completely upgraded block build-
ing with newer A/C, electrical, plumbing, three bath-
rooms, 12 parking spaces. Real estate only. Call for
details. $775,000.







DIRECT GULF VIEW Striking unobstructed view
across from the Gulf and beaches. 3BR/3BA, two-
car garage and swimming pool. To be completed by
year end. $1,200,000.








"La Plage" Anna Maria's newest luxury Gulffront
condos ... All Gulffront, high-speed elevators, security
gates, burglar alarm, enclosed garages, pool/spa, high
ceilings. Minimum size 3BR/2.5BA, up to 4,200 sf.
Starting at $1,475,000.







BAYFRONT 10,000 sf of land. Large dock with deep
water. 2,444 sf house, 2BR/2BA with large Florida
room New air conditioning, new tile floor, fresh paint.
$1,350,000.


S/ Bulf-Bay Realty
I \ ~of Anna Maria Inc.
778-7244


-- PERICO BAY CLUB
SFlorida living at it's best.
Come see the waterviews!
12BR/2BA turnkey furnished
unit, with a screened-in lanai,
r .. one-car garage, and a deck
B overlooking the lake. This
perfectly maintained gated
community offers tennis courts, pools, spas, bikepaths and much
more. This won't last at $327,000.
RUNAWAY BAY
I BK/I 1 BA turnkey furnished
--i ^"condo that is just steps to the
S-white sandy beaches of Anna
..- lMaria Island. Great rental
.n 7 property. Currently rented for
| l S -half of Janunary, all of
S_____ _________ February and March.
Runaway Bay offers a heated pool, clubhouse, tennis courts,
shuffleboard and a dock with terrific bay views. $345,600.
VS $------ |ISLAND GETAWAY:
'r Completely remodeled, 2BR/
"' -, '" '2BA half duplex. Turnkey
'" '.. : rurnished with new
..*.*H everything throughout gives
this unit a seaside retreat
theme. This property is in an
attractive location in Holmes
Beach with a view of Spring Lake and is only a block to the beach.
Not a drive-by. $377,600.

,- O .. ~50 X 100 LOT. Awesome
Views possible when you
build your dream home or
duplex. Just across the
.'." street from the beach.
Asking $375,000.


'" THIS 2BR HOME is just steps
from the beach and on the
-west side of Gulf Drive! Build
Ilup for views of the Gulf or just
enjoy this income property as
it is. On a large lot with room
for a pool. $429,000.

S i' f SPANISH MAIN: Beautifully
maintained, updated villa. Pool,
I f f' clubhouse, boat docks, putting
wgI green, in a very active boating
community. One of the best
s buys on Longboat Key, 55-plus
.... .... community. $295,000.

CANALFRONT ON

yCanalfront home close to the
beach! 3BR/2BA elevated
home Longboat Key just two
blocks from the beach.
Wood and tile floors
L throughout. Walk out of
your door and on to your boat-easy access to the bay and Gulf. Build
up for bay views! Call today for your viewing appointment. $625,000.

CALL TODAY!
I (800)771-6043 (941)778-7244
5309 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach
www.gulfbayrealty.com


Frank Davis
Broker/Owner





LUz Blandford
Realtor





Melnda Bordes
Realtor






Marianne Correll
Realtor


II


Bob Fittro
Realtor





Wendy Foldes
Realtor


Realtor





Alan Galletto
Broker/Associate





Jon Kent
BrokerC/Associate






Tom Nelson
Realtor





Nick Patsios
Broker/Associate





Chris Shaw
& John
van Zandt
Realtors


iI


Madilyn Trevethan
Realtor


.. *'- i '







?TopeI






LARGE COMMERCIAL PROPERTY
on Anna Maria Island. Business
and equipment also available to
buyer @ $75,000. $1,950,000.
MLS# 502554.



4212 Redfish Ct............ $575,000
Waters Edge #109S ......... $859,000
La Casa Costeria ....... $1.2 to $1.74 Million
Sandcastle #7 ............... $1,492,000
Sandcastle #8 ............... $1,705,000
Tiffany Place #213 ................. $980,000
Bradenton Beach Club #305... $950,000
Bradenton Beach Club Unit C .. $1,600,000
514 North Bay Blvd ............... $749,000
5400 Gulf Drive #36.............. $899,000
209 So. Bay Blvd (Lot)........... $695,000
2418 NW 90th St. ............. $3,599,000
534 67th St........................... $935,000
5400 Gulf Drive #32.............. $560,000
6804 Gulf Dr. ....................... $695,000
510 68th St........................... $679,000
613 Concord Ln..................... $625,000



3603 4th Ave. ............ $1,099,000
100 7th St So.(Duplex) .... $750,000
401 Clark Lane (Duplex).......... $549,000
402 Magnolia Ave. ......... $539,500
4002 6th Ave................... $699,000
Bradenton Beach Club #239... $779,500
Bradenton Beach Club #207... $779,500
Bradenton Beach Club #33......$599,000
Bradenton Beach Club #36......$599,000
405 73rd Street............... $649,000
3707 Gulf Drive (Multiplex) ........ $1,799,900
2109 Avenue C ................ $499,000
408 Poinsettia Ave ........... $525,000
317 Spring Ave................ $550,000
5701 Carissa St (Duplex) $825,000
3311 Gulf Drive #2 .......... $515,000
7002 Holmes Blvd ........... $699,000



210 3rd St W #8204 ............. $297,000
210 3rd St W #8402 ............. $348,000
11204 Longwood Ct ............... $382,000
921 Waterside Ln................... $315,000
1267 Spoonbill Land. Cir ........ $305,000
813 Waterside Ln................... $319,999
1264 Spoonbill Land. Cir........... $339,000
982 Sandpiper (New)................. $269,900



Restaurant Business Only ....... $299,000
Business and Real Estate ..... $1,599,000
5804 Marina Dr......... $1,950,000
Stop by and use our
talking-window 24-hour
information center.


BAYFRONT Wonderful open water view with 100-
foot dock, boat lift and deep water, lush vegetation.
Large 3BR/2BA home with decks, two-car garage.
Rehab or build new. $1,250,000.
100+ Gulffront rental units with hun-
dreds more just steps from the beach.

M ike 800-367-1617
No~rman 941-778-6696
Norman 3101 GULF DRIVE

Realty INC HOLMES BEACH
www.mikenormanrealty.com A


M







PAGE 40 0 DEC. 15, 2004 U THE ISLANDER


FROM THE PRESIDENTIAL RECORD BOOKS
By Elizabeth C. Gorski / Edited by Will Shortz


Across
1 Sharp-billed diver
5 Home of Russell Cave
Natl. Monument
8 Mediterranean resort
island
13 Made off with
18 Sicilian mount
19 Frank Delano Roosevelt's
phrase "New Deal" came
from a book by ...
21 Like the.north wind
22 Theodore Roosevelt, who
was never known as the
modest type, is the only
U.S. president ever to
give an inaugural address

25 Homer Simpson outburst
26 Camera lens setting
27 Ocean floor
28 Fort Smith-to-Little Rock
dir.
29 Target MTV viewer
30 Horned viper
33 One-armed bandit
34 Educational cable network
37 Puts through again, as
paper in a copier
39 "When __ hear from
you?"
41 Extremely significant
43 Eggs
44 Kingston resident, e.g.
46 Self-titled WB sitcom
47 Together, musically
49 One-named singer/
actress
51 Abound
52 1994 Peace Nobelist
Peres
54 Go bad
55 Some fund-raisers
57 Global divide
59 911 responders, for short
60 Below-the-belt
61 Really beats
62 Sorority letters


64 Hate
66 Architect of Spain's Mire
museum
67 Early sixth-century year
68 "Stormy Weather" singer
70 It's due in Venice
71 Love
73 Like weightlifters
75 Enter
76 States positively
78 Baroque piece
79 Revolutionary Trotsky
80 1997 Dern Moore title role
81 Circus reactions
83 Work many levels
(succeed)
84 Tracy's mom, in
"Hairspray"
85 Needle case
86 Dirty Harry, e.g.
88 Maven
89 Bears, on Wall Street
92 Country singer Black
93 Some Diego Rivera works
97 Tax
98 Glove
100 Ushered
101 One going to the dogs?
102 Rum _n Tugger ("Cats"
cat)
103 It may be hard to keep
105 Newspapers
106 Road map no.
107 Calvin Coolidge lived up
to his reputation as a man
of few words when he ...
114 Sweden's largest lake
115 George W. Bush, as a
managing general partner
of baseball's Texas
Rangers, traded away ..
116 Without._ (unprotected)
117 The only U.S. president
whose vice president ran
against him n to succeed
him was John ...
118 Getrindof
119 Ace reliever Robb


120 Understands
Down
1 More lascivious
2 Slothful
3 Presidents
117-Across and 44-Down both
died the same day in 1826

4 "Ixnay"
5 Tickled
6 Coffee orders
7 Bad lighting?
8 Suffix with odd
9 Anguilla is part of it: Abbr.
10 Writer Fleming
11 Takes a Ilog
12 Pot crealois
13 1976 uprising site
14 Stooped (on)
15 Anthem contraction
16 Young follow
17 QB Manning
20 Cover, in commercial
names
21 Cat sound?
23 Have a spot
24 Rock's Van
30 Oblect
31 Roofer, at times
32 Works at
34 John Quincy Adams, .s
LU S secretary of stati.
wis the 11an who actuaIyI
dratred ..
35 Ronald FIecan .1s th1e onl\
II S p' %ldhr't ho wn s
.ilso pesd 'nl ot I .
o36 I lho Konnedys, ..,
38 Noveo!nie-ss
39 Peace iterirupter
40 Rocks, so to speak
42 See 56-Down
44 A U.S. president io ',as
also arI .rchitc't.
11mUs Chi da. ; ':01oW
was ...
45 1 arnci
47 Annoyed no end


*tt A ilio isa'n d device 72 Hip-hop's Dr.
i venltd Iv .t4-Plown was 73 Nunmber five iron


the ,
ii9 i .iinch vw o\',i d
50 Kind of cab
52 6' .i i er
53 discuss w 0h eover"
56 \W ith 42-Dov, ncoiloege
Course. slangIdy
5 ComforftoIs
6 1 Twist
63 Driug-yiiding plant
65 Pour
67 Demand payment
69 Long lookers


74 N B.A.'s Ming
77 Go cbelly-up
78 "Relax, man!"
80 Medieval romance tale
82 Like some stocks and
drugs: Abbr.
86 Nolan Ryan, notably
87 Object
88 "_ Porridge Hot"
90 Some heads of state
91 Costa__
93 Strip off, as blubber
94 Look over again


95 Discount store
96 Fuses, as ore
99 Strained
101 Obsolescent refrigerant
103 Fruit holder
104 Sprint
105 Hoops stat: Abbr.
107 Robt. Byrd's home
108 "Far out!"
109 __ roll
110 Diminutive, in Dundee
111 Type widths
112 Largest county of Nevada
113 Comic


I Answers to the NYT Sunday Magazine Crosswvord are published in this week's Islander newspaper.


Want to keep in touch? Subscribe to the "best nwvs!" Call 941778-7978 and charge itto Visa or MasterCard.



T C 2217 GULF DR. N.

^ (7 BRADENTON BEACH

_r '/_/_/ R_ E1 A LT (941) 778-2246


"GNE" e-mail: ami@wagnerrealty.com web site: www.wagnerrealty.corn


; ,, -' ,*,,. -.. ," -'" ,- -,., -.-" ,.


BIMINI BAY VISTA Enj|0, a sensaional '.iew of
BBimini Bay from this pristine home featurin,41 an
epexpansive lanai with pool and updated throLugChout.
|: "" 'B -:" ..... Kitchen, farnily room and in. g room oerlook a IR

bx beautiful entertainment area and bay. Deep water
K, offers ample docking for multiple boats Tropical

I" _.landscaping greets family and friends on this

S -- peaceful island street Karen Da\ 778-2246.
.. .... .. .. #502323. $1.189,000.
v I .I, iS ^ -t i ^,,--a i"^ g: .: ":" ': ,. .. ;.* .:,'


(800) 211-2323


JEWFISH KEY WATERFRONT Elevated cy-
press home with wrap-around decks on two
levels. 70 ft. dock. Included vested interest in
mainland community property with docking.
Anne Miller, 778-2246. #100997. $1,950,000


CONCEPTUAL RENDERING

,. ,I, ; ~ -, i 4-,.
,. ..'" n 1^ _-" ,

i*i':?11* l! -'"1^


OLD FLORIDA CHARM at South Beach Village
condos. Eight townhomes now under construc-
tion in Bradenton Beach. Fully furnished 3BR/
2.5BA with two-car garage, numerous amenities,
approximately 2,200sf. Stan Rutstein. 727-2800.
f 104439. Pricing starting at $1,250,000.


ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB Beautifully
decorated 2BR/2BA beachfront condo. Watch
the sunsets and dolphins and listen to the
waves. Owner/agent. Frank Basile. 778-2246.
f501854. $995,000.


,. .. ...- -., -A ,__. ...,; ; :!i i ,1ill||| ,;;;;,:
-I







ENJOY SUNSETS ON THE GULF Spec-
tacular full view of the Gulf from the living
room of this 2BR/2BA upstairs condo. Re-
cently updated with neutral tile. carpet. Car-
port. Two pools. Jane Tinsworth, 761-3100.
4502100. $699,000.


MARINERS'S COVE BAYFRONT Spectacu-
lar 3BR/2BA 1,792 sf totally renovated condo
in gated waterfront community, two pools,
tennis, deep water docks and close to island
beaches. Dave Moynihan. 778-2246.
#500478. $679,500.


ANNA MARIA CONDO Partial Gulf and bay ANNA MARIA BAYFRONT CONDO Bay
views. Great opportunity for owner/investor, views from this furnished 2BR/2BA top-floor
turnkey, furnished, rentals already scheduled, end unit, popular island complex. Includes two
Approximately 1,300 sf, 2BR/2BA. Laurie pools, tennis, fishing pier, covered parking and
Dellatorre, 778-2246. #502656. $459,900. elevator. Dave Moynihan, 778-2246.
f105510. $405,000.


GULFFRONT CONDO 1BR/1BA directly on
the beach. Totally remodeled, ceramic tile,
crown molding, new central air. No rental re-
strictions. Betty Arnold, 761-3100. #501251.
$399,900.


.-----------,.. ,wv-t .,...'' ,.:.. ;" ,,Z ,' ". .. 5 t..,''." :t : ;' '
... ~ ~ ;.:... .. ....
: .,, ', .,, ...., kol ", i . ,.. ., .. ,. .


I'M 71 A n.


W"