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Skimming the news ... Anna Maria Island map in this edition, page 16.


T JAnna Maria


Year in review, page 7.


"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"


www.islander.org


Volume 13, No. 8 Dec. 29, 2004 FREE


Please, let us give you some money for beach


By Paul Roat
It's not often that the federal government insists on
giving locals money, but that's just what happened be-
tween the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Manatee
County regarding the beaches on Anna Maria Island.
The Corps had offered earlier this year to fund the
renourishment of the Island's beaches after erosion
from the four summer-fall hurricanes literally ate away
several years' worth of life on the shoreline. The beach
was renourished in 1992-93 and again in 2002.
Manatee County commissioners declined the fed-
eral offer of added sand, though, due to fears that the
sand would not be the fine, white stuff that all have
become accustomed to.
Now, in a Dec. 15 letter to Manatee County Com-
mission Chair Jane von Hahmann, Col. Robert M.


Christmas


surprise: high


wind, tide

A strong winter storm hammered Anna Maria Is-
land with winds of more than 60 mph just before dawn
Sunday after Christmas but caused only slight damage
except at the Seafood Shack where the docks and
some boaters suffered a significant loss.
"It was almost like one of the summer's hurricanes,"
said Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale.
Particularly hard hit was the Beach House Restau-
rant in Bradenton Beach, which had its clear plastic
protective tarps surrounding two of its decks ripped and
tattered by the high winds.
Manager Mike Shannon noted the damage on the
Beach House deck was worse than from any of the
summer-fall hurricanes that grazed the Island. The
tables, chairs and outdoor heaters were tossed about the
area and, without some temporary shelter, parties
planned there during the current cold weather would
have to be moved indoors.
Another hard-hit area was the waterfront docks at the
Seafood Shack restaurant in Cortez. The winds drove the
luxury yacht that tours guests at the Sarasota Hyatt, "Miss
Sarasota," off its mooring and against several of the struc-
tures, damaging both boat and pilings.
In Anna Maria, a house under construction in the 700
block of North Shore Drive sustained damage after the
ground floor breakaway walls literally broke away.
Anna Maria Public Works Director George McKay
said there was some beach erosion but "it was nothing
to brag about."
He added that the "normal streets flooded, garbage
cans were tossed around and the real estate signs were
knocked down, as always."
In Bradenton Beach, Public Works Director Dottie
Poindexter said three Australian pine trees in the 2500
block of Avenue C toppled, as well as nine street signs
and there was some damage to the Tingley Memorial
Library roof.
Some business signs on Gulf Drive were down, in-
cluding at the Tortuga Inn and Bradenton Beach Club.
Powerlines were also down near Seventh Street
North and in the Sandpiper Mobile Resort, she said.
Holmes Beach sustained little damage other than
flooding on low-lying streets and some shingles blown
off roofs and tree limbs down.
Public Works Superintendent Joe Duennes noted
PLEASE SEE STORM, NEXT PAGE


Carpenter of the corps is once again offering to fund the
sand replacement effort with top-notch sand.
"I would like to assure you that the full resources
of the Corps are available to find the best available
borrow site to produce the sand you desire for rehabili-
tation of the project beaches," Carpenter wrote, "and to
perform full and complete construction monitoring as
the work progresses."
Rick Spadoni, a coastal engineer with the county's
beach consultant, Coastal Planning and Engineering,
estimated storm sand loss at upwards of 298,000 cubic
yards. However, Carpenter said the Corps estimated the
total loss of sand at 408,000 cubic yards.
"This volume would be placed onto the project
beaches at 100-percent federal expense, currently es-
timated at $3.4 million," Carpenter said. "This repre-


sents 41.5 percent of the normal renourishment volume
of 982,100 cubic yards. The next scheduled
renourishment is not until the year 2010, leaving Mana-
tee County's beaches vulnerable to future storms."
County commissioners are expected to discuss the
Corps offer in early January.
"We're looking again at the Corps offer," said
Manatee County Ecosystem Manager Charlie
Hunsicker. "They've asked us to reconsider and said
they'll work their hardest to get the best quality sand
they can."
The news should come at some relief to Anna
Maria north-end homeowners who were not included
in previous renourishment projects, who will be al-
lowed to pay for bulk sand without the associated
dredging costs.


Shack docks ransacked by Christmas storm
Miss Sarasota broke its lines and sent the end docks and pilings tumbling in the bay at the Seafood Shack
marina in Cortez. The luxury tour boat that services the Hyatt Sarasota guests was towed away, leaving
Seafood Shack owner Ham Jones and his marina crew to deal with what he termed a "serious loss. Islander
Photo: Jo Ann Meilner


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Remodeled Cafe on the Beach delayed
At least a portion of the newly remodeled Cafe on the
Beach at the Manatee Public Beach reopened on
Christmas Day to live music and crowds at the
"Pancake Cage," in spite of cold weather. The
Sunday morning storm forced the restaurant to close,
but they plan to serve pancake breakfasts daily 8
a.m. to noon weather permitting. The Beach Shop
adjacent to the cafe has reopened as well. Cafe
owner Gene Schaefer said the county is working very
hard to get the inside dining room open next week,
but the full kitchen won't open until late January.
The project started in August and was to be finished
Nov. 1 but setbacks developed in hurricane season.
Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

Storm slams Island
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
that part of the new roof at the Manatee Public Beach's
Cafe on the Beach, still undergoing remodeling, blew
off. "As a general observation, I also noticed some
minor loss of sand on the beach."
Manatee County Ecosystem Manager Charlie
Hunsicker said he had not been able to check the beach
for signs of erosion as of Monday.


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plants
toppled
Early
morning
high winds
and gusts
on Dec. 26
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outdoor
potted
plants like
a row of
dominos at
Hurricane
Hanks in
Holmes
Beach.
Islander
Photo:
Bonner Joy


Seafood Shack staff and boat owners struggle to contain the collapsed dock in order to safely remove "Ten-
ure" from its birth. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy


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THE ISLANDER 0 DEC. 29, 2004 M PAGE 3


Island sex offender population declining


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
There's some good news in the reports of a declin-
ing population on the Island.
The list of convicted sexual offenders under super-
vision by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement
and living on Anna Maria Island is down to just one,
and the two convicted sexual offenders who lived just
a few blocks from the Anna Maria Elementary School
in Holmes Beach (The Islander, March 24) have
moved off the Island.
The lone remaining sex offender on the Island still
under FDLE supervision is a 36-year-old white male
residing in the 100 block of Fourth Street South in
Bradenton Beach. He was convicted of unlawful sexual
activity with a minor.


Just three years ago, in October 2001, two con-
victed sexual offenders and one sexual predator were
living in Bradenton Beach, four sex offenders resided
in Holmes Beach, one lived in Anna Maria, two in
Cortez and one lived on Longboat Key. All were un-
der FDLE supervision at that time.
Four convicted sexual offenders who have com-
pleted their sentences and are no longer under constant
supervision by the FDLE, however, still reside in
Holmes Beach. No convicted sex offenders live in
Anna Maria and only the previously mentioned of-
fender lives in Bradenton Beach.
But even though the four are no longer supervised,
said Holmes Beach Police Lt. Dale Stephenson, "We
still keep tabs on them. If they move, they are required
to report their new address. It's something that stays


with them all their lives."
Stephenson confirmed that the two sex offenders
who had lived near AME have moved off the Island.
"We were happy to see them go, although we had
been keeping a pretty close watch on their activities and
movements," he noted, particularly since they lived so
close to the school.
In Bradenton Beach, Police Chief Sam Speciale
said his department is currently supervising only the
man on Fourth Street South and all other convicted
offenders and predators formerly in that city have
moved elsewhere.
The two men living in Cortez have completed their
supervision, as has the Longboat Key resident. These
men still reside at their listed addresses, according to
the FDLE Web site.


Organizations still hoping, wishing for holidays


The Islander's 2004 Holiday Wish List for local
non-profit organizations has been fulfilling for some,
but still many are left with unfulfilled wishes.
The Anna Maria Island Historical Society was very
lucky to have received a counter from Ginny's An-
tiques and Jane E's Coffee, says member Carolyne
Norwood, and it will help furnish the storefront of
Belle Haven, a structure that once sat at the tip of the
Anna Maria City Pier'and is now under restoration at
its new location next to the Historical Society Museum..
Norwood said- the historical society was. also
pleased to receive a pqtbelly stove from Rosemary and
-Todd Fleck of Essence of Time, which will also be
used to furnish Belle Haven. The organization is still
looking for other historical items, including a hooked
onobraided rug, old wooden barrel, orange crates, glass
cand\ jars, a small rustic bed, old wooden rocking
chairs and rope. Norwood said all items should appear
old and weathered to be useful to them.
.The Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch was also
happy to receive new members and volunteers for next
summer's nesting activities thanks to its wish list. And
Turtle Watch director Suzi Fox added that the organi-
zation has a new request for someone to build a rack to
hold the organization's nesting stakes.
The Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park will be lined
with some newly ordered personalized bricks from Is-
landers responding to its wish list. Park contact person
Nancy Ambrose said the wish book also prompted a
new Island resident to volunteer to help with replant-
ing. Ambrose said more personalized brick orders are
always welcome.
The Anna Maria Island Rotary Club is happy to
have some new members but is still looking for a high
school junior who lives on the Island and is interested
in benefiting from an all-expense-paid week to take
part in an "Effective Leadership" conference at Florida
Southern College in June.
"It's an exceptional opportunity to meet students
from all over the state and learn how to be a motiva-
tional leader," said Island Rotarian Jim Dunne. "It's an
experience college admissions will favor and it's free."
Other Island organizations are still hoping to ben-
efit from some good will and Island support. The Art-
ists Guild of Anna Maria Island is dedicated to promot-
ing interest in visual and creative arts and its members
could use support from the community with its pro-
grams for Anna Maria Elementary School students.
Guild Director Phyllis Cogan said the Guild spon-
sors a field trip for AME students to the Ringling Mu-
seum in Sarasota and would greatly appreciate dona-

10-week 'Dr. Phil' course

to start in January
A 10-week weight-loss course based on the "Dr. Phil"
book, "The Ultimate Weight Solution," will begin Jan. 10
on the Island with Liz Begalla as facilitator.
The course will explore emotional issues and re-
sistance to change that may inhibit weight loss in many
people, she said. The group will meet from 10 a.m.-
noon Mondays starting Jan. 10 at St. Bernard Catholic
Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Cost is
$190 for the entire course.
Those interested may register with Begalla, former
educator and businesswoman, who now is a "life strat-
egist/coach," by calling 778-2440.


Wish come true
Bill Roe and Pete Weir carry a counter into Belle Haven to be used to recreate the Belle Haven cottage store
as it existed on the Anna Maria City Pier at the turn of the century. The counter was donated to the Anna
Maria Island Historical Society by Ginny's Antiques and Jane E's Coffee Shop as a result of The Islander's
annual holiday wish list. Islander Photo: Courtesy Andy Little


tions to help the Guild offset the cost of busing and
entrance fees.
Prior to the museum field trip in March, Guild
members invite students to the Guild Gallery in
Holmes Beach to learn about various artistic tech-
niques.
The Tingley Memorial Library is another Island
entity driven by volunteers and reliant on community
support. This year its holiday wishes were for items to
help serve the Island community better, although they
were left unanswered.
Monetary support is always welcome as it helps
keep shelves stocked with current books, videos and
periodicals. But gifts such as subscriptions to USA
Today, the Wall Street Journal and popular magazines
would also benefit the entire community.
The library could also use audio books, videos and
volunteers, said library clerk Eveann Adams.
Finally, another community oriented nonprofit that
didn't get any response to its wish list is the Anna
Maria Island Community Center. Although the Center
is "very grateful for the many donations to the Lester
Challenge for our endowment trust fund," there are still
items needed to help with the daily operations of the
organization.
Items the Center staff is still wishing for include
tool belts, a cordless phone, three-hole punch, office
supplies, character-building books for children, volun-
teers and much more.
There is still time to embrace the spirit of the holi-
days and help out the nonprofit organizations that fo-
cus their energies on the Island community all year.


Meetin.qs


Anna Maria City
Jan. 5, 6:45 p.m., Environmental Education and En-
hancement Committee meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall,
10005 Gulf Drive, 708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
Jan. 4, 6 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting.
Jan. 5, 4 p.m., city commission work session on code
enforcemc policies.
Jan. 6, 3 p.m., joint meeting with city commission and
Tingley Memorial Library Board on capital improve-
ment projects.
Jan. 6, 6 p.m., city commission work session on poli-
cies and procedures.
Jan. 6, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
Jan. 5, 5 p.m., parks and beautification committee
meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Holiday Closures
Government offices in Anna Maria City, Bradenton
Beach, Holmes Beach and Longboat Key will be
closed Dec. 31.






PAGE 4 M DEC. 29, 2004 N THE ISLANDER

Birders count for

Audubon on, off Island
Birders took to the water and the fields Tuesday to
conduct the annual Audubon Christmas bird count.
Final results will be available later this week.
David Williamson, the count coordinator, and
Patrick Francis went to Perico Island and Passage Key.
Enroute to the island just off the north tip of Anna
Maria, the pair spotted a bald eagle but it was just out-
side the official "count area."
"We also saw an osprey with a snook almost as big
as he was," Francis said with a laugh.
The pair said their count was about the same as
usual, although they did see more than 50 white peli-
cans off Passage Key.
And the counting near Perico was a little off due to
the extreme low tide that hampered the boaters ap-
proach to the Island for a more thorough census.


Counters
Patrick
Francis, left,
and David
Williamson,
this year's
Audubon bird
count coordi-
nator, stop
over at
Catcher's
Marina in
Holmes Beach
midway
through their
quest to refuel
gas and coffee.
Islander
Photo: Nancy
Ambrose


Community Center has full schedule in January


The Anna Maria Island Community Center is start-
ing the year with a full program in January, from Ger-
man language lessons to painting to bridge to fitness
training.
Starting Jan. 6 and continuing on Thursdays from
9:30 a.m.-noon will be intermediate watercolor paint-
ing class with Susan Cotton. Cost is $15 per class for
members, $16.25 for nonmembers. This is the same
class Cotton teaches from 10:30 a.m.-noon Thursdays.
Intermediate bridge will start 10:30-11:30 a.m. Jan.
7 and continue on Fridays with Larry Auerbach, $11
per lesson or $72 for the eight-week series.
Line dancing will resume from 10:30 a.m.-noon
Friday starting Jan. 7, $5 for members and $8 for non-
members.
One-stroke painting on Jan. 7 will begin a four-
week series from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Friday with Jo
Gustavsen instructing. Cost is $60 for members, $65
for nonmembers, and a kit of materials for $50. Reg-
istration deadline is Jan. 6.
German will be taught by Bettina Sego from 10-
11:30 a.m. Monday Jan. 10-Feb. 14. Cost for the six


weeks is $60 for members, $65 for nonmembers.
Stained-glass garden stepping-stone construction will
be taught by artist Glen LeFevre from 1-3 p.m. Jan. 10 and
1:30-2:30 p.m. Jan. 11. Cost is $55 for members, $65 for
nonmembers. Registration deadline is Jan. 3.
Fitness Free for All from 1-3:30 p.m. Jan. 13 will
give brief outlines of exercise classes offered at the
Center pilates, yoga, Irish dancing, NIA, tai chi,


Muscles & More, "perpetual motion" moves, line danc-
ing, etc.
Interior design basics will start a four-Thursday series
from 2-3:30 p.m. Jan. 13, with Bettina Sego instructing.
Cost is $60 for members, $65 for nonmembers.
Additional information may be obtained at the
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, or by phon-
ing 778-1908.


Longboat education center term to begin Monday


The winter term at the Education Center on
Longboat Key will begin Monday, Jan. 3, with a full
schedule of courses, the school has announced.
The center is a nonprofit "school for adult enrich-
ment" at 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
A special course offered again this winter is "Salt-
water Fishing for All Seasons," led by Capt. Ric Ehlis,
fishing guide in the area for 36 years. It will be from
3-5 p.m. on eight consecutive Thursdays, starting Jan.
6. Cost is $90 for members, $95 for nonmembers.
The school's main curriculum this winter will include


yoga, opera, classical music, jazz, drama, Spanish, Italian,
art history, film classics, dance appreciation, all-media
painting, digital photography, books and literature, poetry,
writing workshops, memory and mind preservation,
bridge, religion, economics, law, Islam and meditation.
In addition, the school offers a distinguished lec-
ture series, day trips to museums, a performing arts
series on the premises, and engagements by ballet,
opera and Burns Court cinema.
Details of scheduling, prices, registration and other
information may be obtained by calling 383-8811.


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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 Center 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 donation 0tp the r4s
Anna Maria FL 347 6, pqj-ble: t


Chalenge, P.O. Box 253,
KfEndowment Fund.


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This advertisement is sponsored as a community service and partnership with the Lesters by The Islander


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

Phone
J1 Amount $
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Please make checks payable to the
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mail your matching-fund contribution to
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THE ISLANDER M DEC. 29, 2004 0 PAGE 5

Winter program outlined by Island Art League


The winter schedule of art courses has been an-
nounced by the Anna Maria Island Art League. All
courses will be in the league's gallery, 5312 Holmes
Blvd., Holmes Beach, unless otherwise noted.
Jan. 4-Feb. 1, Feb. 8-March 8, and March 15-April
12, three five-session courses in basket weaving from
2-3:30 p.m. Tuesday with Pam McMillen instructing.
Cost $75 for members, $83 for nonmembers, supplies
$35 per basket.
Jan. 4-Feb. 8, Feb. 15-March 22, and March 29-
May 3, Tuesdays 4:30-6 p.m., traditional arts for ages
5-12, including sketching, painting, chalk pastels, com-
position, and art history taught by Erin Huybrechts.
Cost $90 for members, $99 for nonmembers. Pre-reg-
istration required.
Jan. 5-Feb. 9 and Feb. 16-April 6, Wednesdays 10
a.m. -noon, deciphering old masters' methodology by
replicating their techniques, Paul Scibilia instructor.
Cost $120 for members, $135 for nonmembers.
Jan. 10-Feb. 28, Mondays 6-8 p.m., black-and-
white photography in 35-millimeter or four-by-five
format taught by Chris Galanopouls and Jerry Quin.
Cost $120 for members, $133 nonmembers.
Jan. 10-Feb. 28 Mondays 10:45 a.m.-12:15 P.M.,
drawing and watercolor in the tropical landscape, loca-
tion Crosley Mansion, cost $120 for members, $133
nonmembers; March 7-April 11, location "views of
Manatee County," cost $90 for members, $99 non-
members. Ginger White instructor.
Jan. 14-Feb. 25 and March 18-April 29, Fridays 3-
4:30 p.m., classical figure drawing with live model,
taught by Ginger White. Cost 90 for members, $99 for
nonmembers, and $30 mi ,.e.
Feb. 18 noon-4 p.m., one-day workshop in the old-
world technique of floorcloth making, Elena DeLaVille
instructor. Cost $50 for members, $55 nonmembers,
and $20 lab fee.
Three ongoing courses are on the winter program:
Pilates Mondays 9-10 a.m. and yoga Thursdays 9-
10 a.m. with instructor Preston Whaley Jr. Cost $6 per
class.
Watercolor Tuesdays 10 a.m.-noon with Barb


Singer instructing. Cost $13 for members, $15 non-
members.
Open Studio with live model, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
second and fourth Tuesday each month. Cost $5 per


The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island has
announced its schedule of shows, demonstrations
and meetings for the rest of the winter season. All
activities will be at the gallery at 5414 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach, except for general meetings,
which will be at the Episcopal Church of the An-
nunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. On the
schedule are:
Jan. 3, general meeting 6:30 p.m.; Jan. 13, dem-
onstration by Barbara Singer 1-2:30 p.m.; Jan. 14,
open house and reception 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Jan. 17,
board meeting 4 p.m.
Feb. 7, general meeting 6:30 p.m.; Feb. 10,


Interested persons may register for courses and
obtain additional information at the league's gallery or
by calling 778-2099.


Titanic, quilt, watercolors featured at library


The captain of the Titanic and displays of antique
medicine bottles, special quilts and watercolors are on
the January schedule at the Island Branch Library, 5701
Manatee Ave., Holmes Beach.
"Portrayal of Capt. Edward John Smith," who was
captain of the doomed RMS Titanic, will be given by
Howard Burnham in the Friends of the Island Branch
Library lecture series at 2 p.m. at the library. Admis-
sion is free, seating first come, first served.
On display during January will be the medicine
bottles from the collection of Harold Folkreth, quilt by
Joan Pettigrew, and watercolors by Alive Ottavi and
her class.
Also on the library's schedule for the month:
Jan. 3 and 24, Internet class for beginners, 8:30


a.m., advance registration required at the library or by
calling 778-6341.
Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25, veterans service officer inter-
views clients 1-4 p.m. by appointment (call 749-3030).
Jan. 6 and 7, AARP driver safety refresher course,
noon-4 p.m., advance registration (call 776-1158).
Jan. 11, journalist/novelist S.V. Date will speak in
two appearances in the Friends Lecture Series, 11 a.m.
and 2 p.m.
Jan. 12, Friends Book Club meeting, 10:30 a.m.
Jan. 14, Friends of the Island Branch Library board
meeting, 9:30 a.m.
The library opens daily except Sunday at 10 a.m.,
closing at 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesdays, 6 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursdays, 5 p.m. Friday and Saturdays.


demonstration of contemporary and modern
works, Sue Allen, 1-2:30 p.m.; Feb. 11, open
house and reception 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Feb. 14, board
meeting 4 p.m.
March 7, general meeting 6:30 p.m.; March
10, demonstration of fabric art, June Kleeman, 1-
2:30 p.m.; March 14, board meeting 4 p.m.
April 4, general meeting 6:30 p.m.; April 18,
board meeting 4 p.m.; April 22, visit to John and
Mable Ringling Museum of Art, special event for
children.
Additional details maybe obtained by calling
778-6694.


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1111Opinion11


Year of crusades
In a year when politicians and citizens vowed to cru-
sade to right wrongs and do their best for once and for all,
well, you might have noticed that little came of it.
Few candidates, if any, ran for Island offices and
the only relief in sight may be term limits. At least new
folks wouldn't have to face the insurmountable task of
unseating an incumbent to serve in government.
The long sought improvements at the Cafe on the
Beach at the Manatee Public Beach finally began in
2004. Finally. Remodeling the beachfront restaurant
that serves more Jimmy Dean sausage than any other
non-institutional restaurant in the United States was
long overdue.
The facilities belong to Manatee County, but the
restaurant and beach shop are leased to operators who
have made it a success in spite of the crude (we're talk-
ing rest room) conditions.
It can't be finished soon enough, especially consid-
ering the first completion date was to be November.
The outdoor "pancake cage" is open now, as is the
shop, but the restaurant kitchen is weeks away and the
rest rooms, well, that's on the tail end of the building
and the tail end of the project.
It's a jewel of a place in its history and its future
promise, and it's at the "welcome gate" for Island visi-
tors coming to the Manatee Avenue entry to Holmes
Beach and Anna Maria. The season has begun on the
Island and this project should be expedited to benefit
all not to mention the owners, employees and cus-
tomers who have been put out long enough.
Remodeling Anna Maria City Hall took less time
*than agreeing to the cost and scope of work amongst
the city commissioners. Solving parking and drainage
problems there remain on the agenda. In fact, commis-
sioners will have an opportunity in 2005 to embark on
a drainage project with the Sandbar restaurant and pro-
vide a visually pleasing pathway to the beach.
In Bradenton Beach, residents and visitors alike
will be well served if the commission can get the city
pier restaurant and fishing operation up and running
quickly. Find an operator with a good reputation will-
ing to offer the city an equitable percentage of the busi-
ness' income and get it open quickly.
In Holmes Beach, we think the voters deserve the
choice of a city manager form of government and the
city commissioners who withheld that opportunity
should bow to their constituents.
Resolve to get things done. That's our hope for
2005.



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Please attend Bradenton Beach
Jan. 13 meeting
In the past weeks there have been letters to the
editor and to the city commissions regarding bulk
building regulations (wedding cake buildings).
When this concept was brought to the attention
of the Bradenton Beach City Commission I sug-
gested, and the commission agreed, that our plan-
ning and zoning board and our board of adjustment
should review this concept and make their recom-
mendations. At 6 p.m. Jan. 13 there will be a P&Z
workshop to discuss the following topics: bulk regu-
lations, FEMA substantial improvement/damage and
the Bradenton Beach Vision Plan.
Representatives of the following board and ad-
visory groups are urged to attend: mayor and city
commission, board of adjustment, city attorney, code
enforcement board, CAC/LDC, and scenic highway
committee. I urge all interested persons, especially
developers, to attend.
I believe this is an opportunity to express and re-
ceive views that will be heard by the city's boards
and committees at one meeting. This would also be
an excellent time to consider applying for a board or
committee seat.
Bradenton Beach City Commissioner William T.
Shearon

Island Hobbits:
Charming and talented
Members of the Anna Maria Island Historical
Society are singing the praises of the Island Hobbits.
Kudos to band members Tommy Price, Jay Beard,
Kevin Ellsworth and Trina Rizzo.
They played for the AMIHS Christmas party and
everyone is talking about how great they were. It is
unbelievable the four youths, with the exception of
Tommy Price, attend the Anna Maria Elementary
School.


They were extremely good and had fun with the
variety of tunes they played. Trina sang solos and
got the audience involved. Her stage presence is
amazing. Congratulations to their music teacher Jimi
Gee.
As one member of the historical society put it,
"The four of them were charming, outstanding and
musically enjoyable.
Carolyne Norwood, AMIHS administrator

Warning to lock up
Visitors beware. There are thieves about on
Bradenton Beach. Lock all doors.
My wife had the misfortune to have her jewelry
stolen from our bungalow at a Bradenton Beach resort.
Also, a gentleman had his wallet taken. We hope that
other visitors will be vigilant when staying at the resort.
P.S. We think our theft was what we call an "inside
job" but could not prove it.
Frank Terran, Wetherby, England

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THE ISLANDER 0 DEC. 29, 2004 0 PAGE 7


The Islander's 2004 year in review, part I


By Paul Roat
Murder in Bradenton Beach, land use squabbles in
Holmes Beach, parking woes going on and on and on
in Anna Maria, plus beach erosion-accretion, soaring
property values, rising poverty ... 2004 was quite a
year, and this week's wrapup only covers the first six
months.
Below is the first half of The Islander's 2004 year
in review, through June.

January
Kenricks 2003 "Islanders of Year": Ilona and
Jeff Kenrick were named "Islanders of the Year" by
The Islander newspaper. The Holmes Beach couple are
-facilitators of an anonymous charitable foundation with
local, national and international ties which makes con-
tributions to religious, educational, charitable and sci-
entific purposes. Locally, the pair established a blood
drive that accounted this year for 230 units of blood to
be contributed on the Island. The foundation contrib-
uted $100 for each unit, with the funds to go toward the
donor's choice of one or all of four Island not-for-profit
organizations.
Buy now: Island real estate prices continue to soar.
Off-water condominium prices have increased 25 per-
cent in the past six months of 2003, with no ceiling in
sight.
No harm, no foul, but get an education: The state
attorney's office declined to file charges of Sunshine
Law violations against several Bradenton Beach offi-
cials. The former building official claimed a rash of e-
mails between various elected and appointed officials
were against the law; the state attorney's office said
there were no violations but that "it is recommended
that Bradenton Beach officials receive training in the
Sunshine Laws."
Thanks: Two teenaged girls who were set adrift
from the boat from which they were parasailing Dec.
29 thanked an unknown paramedic for helping them
after their parachute became entangled in power lines
in Bradenton Beach, which then exploded and the two
crashed to the ground. The Massachusetts teens were


Natalia Lozko and Stephanie Cote were unharmed after plumeting to earth from a parasail in Bradenton
Beach. Islander Photo: Rick Gatehouse


unharmed but for scratches and bruises.
Pier problems: Bradenton Beach city commis-
sioners voiced concerns regarding the revenue reduc-
tions and delinquent payments by city pier franchisees
Karen and Jake Gallo. The Gallos pled with commis-
sioners to be allowed to have a few months operation
during "season" to correct the financial woes; commis-
sioners agreed.
Sharks OK in Anna Maria City: City commis-
sioners agreed that there was little they could do to ban
shark fishing from beaches since the State of Florida
regulates fishing laws. Some officials were upset about
the shark catches coming ashore amidst swimmers and


sunbathers.
Road rage charged: Bradenton Beach City Com-
missioner Lisa Marie Phillips was charged with "intent
to do violence" by neighbor Ronald F. Ockerman af-
ter a verbal altercation during a traffic incident.
Ockerman's attorney said the incident was an example
of "road rage."
Kabris rezone request: Angelina and Patrick
Kabris made a second request for a rezone from recre-
ation to residential medium-density zoning on their
beachfront property at 101 75th St., Holmes Beach.
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Year in review
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The couple wants to add a unit to their home.
Off now: In one of the most enduring stories of
2004, plans for renovation of the Anna Maria City Hall
were stalled when the budgeted $153,000 was bested
by $26,000, and city commissioners balked at dipping
into the city's reserves to make up the difference.
Mayor SueLynn said she would review the matter and
report back to the commission.
Ours, or yours if you want it: Document checks
revealed that Holmes Beach owns the boat slips in the
Sunrise subdivision between 27th and 28th streets, al-
though residents have used and maintained the docks
for some 40 years. Since the city doesn't want the slips,
the matter appeared to be correctable. However, the
city doesn't own the docks, just the land upon which
the docks are situated.
Dock done: The historic Miller dock at 123rd
Street West in Cortez has been refurbished and is again
open. The dock is a popular spot for Cortezians to meet
and socialize.
Tag! Holmes Beach is it: Holmes Beach officials
agreed to take over building official duties in
Bradenton Beach in the wake of that city's building
official's resignation, for a fee. The term of service was
90 days, to allow Bradenton Beach to find a new build-
ing official.
Parking plan, version 100-plus: Anna Maria City
Commissioner Duke Miller offered a parking plan for
the city which would allow parking almost everywhere
as long as all the wheels of the vehicle were off the
pavement, as long as the adjacent property owner
agreed. The plan was met with some controversy and
debate on the matter was expected. Parking has been an
issue in the City of Anna Maria for more than 80 years.
Height OK: Robert Taylor received Holmes
Beach approval for a 3.5-foot height variance for his
new Key Royale home roof after being denied the af-
ter-the-fact OK previously. City officials agreed that
they had not seen elevation figures when the permit
was granted for the remodel. Much of the approval was
apparently based on aesthetics by the city's board of
adjustment: A re-done flat roof would not be in keep-
ing with the neighborhood, while the already-built
peaked roof reflected the neighborhood's ambiance.
Outdoor dining OK: Holmes Beach officials
agreed to allow restaurants to offer outdoor dining in
the city for up to eight seats under a minimal site-plan
process.
City hall solution find the money: City com-
missioners instructed Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn to
find the shortfall to remodel city hall from somewhere
in the budget other than the reserve account. Funds on
the hit list included parking and public works.
Davis controversy: Holmes Beach city commis-


Shark fishing off Anna Maria Island was an issue in
early 2004. Islander Photo: Courtesy Nate Talucci

sioners granted approval for Frank Davis to build a
fourplex on his property at 5622 Marina Drive contin-
gent on his receiving a variance from the city's board
of adjustment for less than the allowable frontage.
Adjacent property owners immediately said they would
sue to block any such approval.
Rezone OK: Holmes Beach planning commis-
sioners approved recommending a rezone for Angelina
and Patrick Kabris. The planning commission recom-
mendation will go to the city commission.
Religious notes: The Rev. Dale Lawson was se-
lected to head the Island Baptist Church; the Rev. John
H.R. Willis is leaving St. Bernard Catholic Church; and
the Rev. David Webb was named interim pastor of
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.
Road rage charges dropped: Manatee County
Sheriff's Office deputies declined to press charges
against Bradenton Beach City Commissioner Lisa
Maria Phillips in what was called a "road rage" incident


earlier in the month, stating "there was no threat by
word or act to do violence to the victim," resident
Ronald F. Ockerman.
Tidemark bankruptcy: Tidemark Partners filed
Chapter 11 federal bankruptcy protection for its
planned marina-condominium-hotel-restaurant at the
former Pete Reynards-Marina Bay restaurant on Ma-
rina Drive in Holmes Beach. Lenders had filed foreclo-
sure actions on the property last year. Managing Gen-
eral Partner Nick Easterling said other investment in-
stitutions were committed to the project and it would
come to fruition.
Frightening: Although many West Manatee Fire
& Rescue District firefighters are trained to deal with
critical-care patients, state law prohibits them from
performing level-one emergency care. Instead, only
Manatee County Emergency Medical Services person-
nel can perform those tasks to save lives. With more
and more people moving to the eastern section of
Manatee County, ambulance crews on the Island are
more frequently called off-Island, leaving the Island
and surrounding West Manatee areas vulnerable to the
lack of attention. Other counties do not see the state law
as Manatee County does, West Manatee Fire Chief
Andy Price said.
Moratorium: Anna Maria city commissioners
enacted a partial building moratorium on major devel-
opments such as sub-divisions, lot splits, commercial
construction and single-family home construction on
lots larger than 15,000 square feet until new rules can
be promulgated by April 1. Affected by the moratorium
even before its implementation was Nicki Hunt, who
just bought residential-office-retail property on Pine
Avenue in the hopes of turning it into retail-residential
and also convert one commercial unit into an office.
Island Marine sale, or not: Anna Maria Island
Marine property owner Jeff Van Hoose offered his
property on Pine Avenue to the city for recreational use
for $2.5 million. The Trust for Public Lands agreed to
"broker" the deal and find funds to buy the property
from grants after the property was appraised. Van
Hoose refused to budge from his asking price regard-
less of the appraisal. The city dropped the matter.

February
Option offered: Cortez Cove Marina owner Piero
Rivolta has offered Cortezian Karen Bell 60 days to
come up with an offer for his three-acre Cortez water-
front property, formerly the Sigma Fish Co. Bell said
she wants to use the property as a moorage for all kinds
of vessels, especially commercial fishing boats. No
price was mentioned, although Rivolta said he paid
$750,000 for it and put another $1.5 million in im-
provements into the land.
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Year in review
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 8
Vero Beach agreed to help bail out the beleaguered
Tidemark project in Holmes Beach.
Sandbar alley, redux: Ed Chiles has been trying
to get the City of Anna Maria to vacate an alley next
to his Sandbar restaurant for about 10 years to no avail.
Ever persistent, Chiles again requested the vacation to
expand the restrooms to comply with the Americans
with Disabilities Act requirements. Planning commis-
sioners in the city denied him again.
Now it's asbestos: Anna Maria City Hall now
must undergo an asbestos inspection before any work
can begin on the long-delayed project.
IMS review: Island Middle School, with its initial
three-year charter up for renewal by Manatee County
School District, prepared by an on-site monitoring
team. Recommendations from the team will go to the
school superintendent, who will offer a recommenda-
tion to the school board for a final decision on the
school's fate.
"Soldier's Heart": Students from Anna Maria
Elementary School wrote letters to soldiers serving in
Afghanistan and Iraq, and members of the Harvey
Memorial Community Church collected care packages
to send to the men serving there.
Murder charged: A Bradenton Beach man was
charged with murder, the first in the city in 14 years.
Kim Bean, 46, was arrested after Carol Foreman, 56,
was found dead in her Third Street North home, suffer-
ing what was described as "blunt-force trauma to the
head." Crack cocaine was suspected to have been in-
volved in the matter. Bean was one of several suspects
interviewed by Bradenton Beach Police Sgt. Lenard
Diaz, and Diaz said Bean confessed to the assault.
Skinny to fat this time, a good thing: Anna
Maria Island's renourished beaches have gained sand
in the past few months after an apparent "diet" left only
30 feet or so of sand at some locations. The new "fat"
beach is now some 100-feet-wide, pleasing Island resi-
dents.
Out: Bradenton Beach Code Enforcement Officer
Dawn Betts tendered her resignation "due to lack of
management support, company structure and low mo-
,rale." Her supervisor, Building Official Bob Welch,
resigned in early January.
Parking: Anna Maria city commissioners rejected
Duke Miller's parking plan and entertained a proposal
by Commission Chair John Quam for "Plan X," which
was based in part on a study done by the city's engi-
neering firm. Further discussion was promised.
Rezone not OK: Holmes Beach city commission-
ers rejected a rezone request that would have allowed
Angelina and Patrick Kabris to add a unit on property
they own at 101 75th St.
Comp plan committee commencement:
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pursuant to state law that requires the plans to be up-
dated periodically. Anna Maria is also utilizing
Arrant's services for its comp plan review and has its
own committee at work.
IMS director grilled: Parents of students at Island
Middle School said they wanted the charter school's
executive director, Kelly Parsons, replaced by next
year, as well as offering a host of other proposed
changes to the school's board of directors.
Ouch!: The Anna Maria Code Enforcement Board
found resident Mary Lease, 100 block Palmetto Av-
enue, delinquent in her garbage collection charges
since 1990. Fines owed to Waste Management Inc., the
city's solid-waste collector, are about $930; if the bill
is not paid, city fines for the code violation could
amount to $250 per day until the payment is met or
otherwise resolved.
Middle school in a hole: The Island Middle
School accountant told the board of directors that the
school budget is $27,000 "in the hole. It's not a good
place to be." The shortfall was based on a projected
enrollment of 115 students versus the actual student
body of 102.
Early out: Bradenton Beach Code Enforcement
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to her intended last day after Vice Mayor Anna
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New hire: Bradenton Beach retained the services
of Ralf Brookes of Cape Coral as its new city attorney.
Brookes replaces Alan Prather, whose contract was
abruptly terminated last November by the "new" com-
mission.
OK'd, but lawsuit looms: In what may have given
Holmes Beach residents a sneak preview of future
courtroom battles over the same issue, lawyers on both
sides of the Frank Davis lot-width variance request
sparred, dueled, jabbed and traded verbal accusations
during a two-hour hearing before the board of adjust-
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four-unit condominium. However, the variance ap-
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Traffic counts ongoing: Florida Department of
Transportation officials agreed to conduct a six-month-
long traffic count of Gulf Drive on the Island in an ef-
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March
Assessment and property tax: West Manatee Fire
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month of up to $3.75 per $1,000 of assessed value of
property in addition to the current assessment fee
charged for all homes on the Island and in Cortez and
Northwest Bradenton. Fire Chief Andy Price said the
$3.75 figure would probably never be assessed, and the
real number would be less than $.50. The additional
revenue is needed to meet a new Florida law that re-
quires additional firefighters to respond to fires. Also
on the March ballot was a request to implement a half-
cent sales tax for environmental and recreational land
acquisition in the county.
Arvida, Perico Island: The Arvida- St. Joe Co.
submitted a new site plan for its proposed condo-
minium development on Perico Island, just east of
Anna Maria Island within the city of Bradenton. The
new proposal drops the number of units of the devel-
opment from 893 to 686. Island cities, Manatee County
and the environmental group ManaSota-88 had ob-
jected to the condo development as presented due to
height, traffic, hurricane evacuation and aesthetic rea-
sons.


Uh, about that offer ...: Anna Maria's Island
Marine owner Jeff Van Hoose requested and was re-
jected for a variance on his ROR-zoned Pine Avenue
property by city planners. The variance, if granted,
would have allowed him to build five single-family
homes on the property. After the planning board rec-
ommended denial to the city commission, Van Hoose
said he would again entertain an offer by the city com-
mission to buy the property. He had previously refused
to budge on a $2.5 million asking price for the land.
Bradenton Beach lawsuits: With claims of "abu-
sive behavior," lawsuits were filed against Vice Mayor
Anna O'Brien, City Commissioner Lisa Maria Phillips
and Board of Adjustment Chair Ken Lohn. The suits
were filed by former Building Official Bob Welch,
former Code Enforcement Officer Dawn Betts, devel-
oper David Teitelbaum and citizen Ronald Ockerman.
"No" to Perico re-do: ManaSota-88 Executive
Director Glenn Compton said the environmental group
was not happy with the revised St. Joe Co. develop-
ment plans for Perico Island and vowed to continue its
legal challenge. Although the number of units were
reduced from 893 to 686, and the number of buildings
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from 31 to 13, the buildings remain highrises, a major
sticking point for some Islanders.
IMS brouhaha continues: At the Island Middle
School, board members met in marathon meetings and
terminated the employment of executive director Kelly
Parsons, accepted the resignation of several board
members, approved cost-cutting budget measures to
address a shortfall, and prepared to address school
board questions on whether or not the charter school's
contract would be renewed.
NO: Voters rejected both the West Manatee Fire
& Rescue District plan to add a 3.75-mill property tax
to increase firefighter service in the district as well as
the half-cent sale tax increase for environmental land
acquisition.
"X" marks the parking plan: Anna Maria city
commissioners agreed to proceed with Chair John
Quam's "Plan X" parking proposal, which would have
designated 107 parking spaces in some parts of the city.
More debate is expected.
So long: Bradenton Beach Postmaster Bob Willis
announced his retirement after 30 years with the postal
service, 11 with the city.
Beach comes, goes: Although sections of the
Island's beaches are accreting, others such as Anna
Maria north from the Sandbar restaurant are losing
sand. Further studies of the sand shift are ongoing.
"Regina" historical status studied: The former
molasses vessel "Regina," grounded off Bradenton
Beach by a winter storm March 8, 1940, was surveyed
by state archeologists for inclusion in the Florida "ship-
wreck heritage trail."
Out: Manatee County School Board members
unanimously agreed not to renew the Island Middle
School charter. School Superintendent Dr. Roger
Dearing said the school violated a number of state stat-
utes as well as a long list of other problems including
exposing the school board to liability. Students were
allowed to finish the year at the school.
Why don't we just not: Anna Maria Mayor
SueLynn said she could not endorse the state-funded
acquisition of the Island Marine property when she
found out the city could be forced to come up with up
to $500,000 out of its own coffers to turn the property
into public land.
Canal dredging starts: The first phase of what
will eventually be a 32-canal dredging effort began in
Holmes Beach. The canal parallel to Flotilla Drive was
completed, with the spoil placed adjacent to Birdie
Tebbetts field in the city, then to be hauled away by the
contractor.
Paid off: The final payment by the Florida Insti-
tute of Saltwater Heritage was made to the owners of
95 acres of land east of the village of Cortez, protect-
ing the historic area from encroachment from develop-
ment.
Water taxi, anyone?: Regional transportation
planners quite literally "floated" the idea of a water taxi


service from the Manatee River south to perhaps even
Englewood and including Anna Maria Island as
a traffic congestion solution. A study was commis-
sioned.
Ouch!, Version II: Mary Lease of Palmetto Av-
enue in Anna Maria apparently tried to avoid her gar-
bage bills by putting her trash in a can down the street.
The alleged dodge cost was placed at $2,100 from the
city in code enforcement fees, notwithstanding the
$930 owed to Waste Management, the garbage collec-
tor. A lien on her property was issued.
Still pending: Anna Maria city officials approved
paving work on Tarpon and Oak avenues in the city in
summer 2003. The work did not meet city expectations,
and the contractor's final $30,000 was withheld until
the matter was settled. Contractor APAC and the city
apparently were hashing out the problem.
Finally!: Bradenton Beach officials announced
that curbside recycling of newspaper, cardboard, cans
and bottles would start by the end of April. The recy-
cling effort came with little comment after the city
commission approved a $25 annual sanitation fee in-
crease.
Fire!: A pre-dawn fire closed the Waterfront Res-
taurant, 111 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, indefinitely.
Fire officials later determined the blaze was caused by
arson. Damage was estimated to be more than
$400,000. The restaurant is owned by Leah and John
Suzor.
One more time: West Manatee Fire & Rescue
District officials agreed to place another property tax
assessment before the voters later this year, this time
asking for $1 for every $1,000 of assessed value of
property in addition to the current assessment levy.
Fire destroys yacht: A $4 million yacht was de-
stroyed by fire off Longboat Pass. Crew and passengers
escaped unharmed thanks to a nearby vessel, which
plucked the people from the water. "It's A Wonderful
Life" was registered in the British Virgin Islands and
was totally destroyed.
Too much sand here: The canal project in Holmes
Beach has resulted in a surplus of sand in the city, and
Mayor Carol Whitmore is trying to peddle the beach-
quality sand to whomever wants it. The only cost is for
the hauling. To date, Bradenton and Manatee County
showed interested in moving some sand to the Palma
Sola Causeway beaches.
No go: The Anna Maria City Hall remodel cost
jumped again, this time for a new roof, and the project
appeared stalled yet again. Cost-to-date including the
most recent proposal: almost $200,000. Estimate:
$150,000.
Kudos: Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay Romine
was named to head the Florida Police Chiefs Associa-
tion.

April
Water taxi good to go: Regional transportation
planners gave their blessing on a two-county water taxi
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study with the goal to service Manatee and Sarasota
waterfront locales. Cost of the study is $40,000,
completion is about a year, and funding provided by the
Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organiza-
tion.
Ticket grief: Anna Maria City visitors who had re-
ceived parking tickets issued from the Manatee County
Sheriff's Office became such an earful for city staff that
a sign was posted at city hall: Our front desk clerk is
here to accept your payment only. Abusive language or
behavior will not be tolerated."
Manager, please: Holmes Beach City Commis-
sioner Don Maloney broached the concept of a city
manager form of government for that city heck, al-
most every city on the Island and vowed to educate
the public on the matter and have it placed on the bal-
lot for Holmes Beach voters to decide come Novem-
ber.
Now it's mold: Anna Maria City Hall's most re-
cent remodeling trevail is a mold problem. No costs yet
for the problem-stricken structure to deal with yet an-
other costly issue.
Gardens galore: The first-ever Anna Maria Island
Garden Tour raised $4,500 to benefit the Anna Maria
Island Community Orchestra and Chorus.
Foreboding: Atlantic hurricane guru Dr. William
Gray predicted that the 2004 storm season would be
"active."
Roof first, please: Anna Maria city commission-
ers apparently questioned the entire city hall re-do
project, starting from the top the lack of a roof in-
spection, as one commissioner described it and
placed the entire project in jeopardy.
No to turtles: Holmes Beach city officials rejected
a sea turtle lighting ordinance on grounds that it is too
excessive and not in the best interests of residents. The
proposed law would have tightened lighting require-
ments and limited beach activities that threatened nest-
ing turtles.
Sand move: Desoto National Monument accepted
the canal sand from Holmes Beach to aid its eroded
beaches along the Manatee River. Manatee County
couldn't get the necessary permits to take the sand for
the Palma Sola Causeway.
Bye: Island Branch Library Librarian Sarah
Bicknell retired after 19 years. She moved to Valentine,
Neb., where she and her sister purchased a home.


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"The Bay is Full of Rum": Wyatt Blassingame's
classic mystery on "Sanctity Key" in Florida was re-
printed in The Islander's April 14, 2004, edition. It is
also available Online at islander.org.
Soldier's Heart: U.S. Army Maj. Rick Ely, sta-
tioned in Kabul, Afghanistan, responded personally to
the Island youth who wrote to the men serving abroad.
His letters touched a chord in all Islanders hearts as
they were reprinted in the coming weeks in The Is-
lander.
Dismissed: One of the Bradenton Beach lawsuits
filed earlier in the year by Code Enforcement Officer
Dawn Betts against Vice Mayor Anna O'Brien and
City Commissioner Lisa Maria Phillips, was dismissed
by a circuit court judge.
Cleanup: Volunteers cleaned up 2,172 pounds of
trash from the Island during the Great American
Cleanup.
Now sandpile "nuisance?": The pile of sand
dredged from the canals in Holmes Beach was called


"an accident waiting to happen" by a woman who's son
died on a similar construction site when a contractor
failed to install a safety fence around a pond of stand-
ing water. City officials said they were working to cor-
rect any problems that may exist.
Get back ... 'way, back: Replacement of the Key
Royale Bridge will occur in the 2007-08, back (again)
one year in the state budget, Holmes Beach officials
learned.
Wow!: The annual Affaire To Remember, a
fundraiser to benefit the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center, raised more than $300,000.
No: The Bradenton Beach Planning and Zoning
Board decided to recommend to the city commission that
there was no need to extend the moratorium on street va-
cations, property rezonings and comprehensive plan
amendments for another year. The moratorium has been
in effect for two years and was due to expire May 1.
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Rehab begins: Rehabilitation on the Longboat
Key Bridge between Bradenton Beach and Longboat
got under way. The $1.9 million project was expected
to cause traffic lane closures.

May
An Island "forbidden subject" poverty: Ac-
cording to officials with the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, a large number of the 1,200 children
served by the Center live in families below the U.S.
government poverty level. Despite the high cost of
housing on the Island, many people have chosen to live
on the Island due to its relative safety. "It's worth the
sacrifice to live here because of the Center, the Island
lifestyle and the trolley," one parent said.
Chiles ups the ante: Island restaurateur Ed Chiles
said he's kicking in an additional $2,000 to anyone
with information about the cause of the March fire at
the Waterfront Restaurant in Anna Maria, bringing the
total cash reward to $3,000. Fire officials said the blaze
was caused by arson.
Out: Bradenton Beach City Commissioner Peter
Barreda announced he was leaving office six months
after being elected due to health and business conflicts.
Yes: Bradenton Beach city commissioners ap-
proved another one-year moratorium on comprehen-
sive plan amendments, street vacations and property
rezonings. The moratorium has been in effect on such
development since May 2002.
Bell buy: Karen Bell, husband Paul Brugger, Judy
Breuggeman and Eva and Peter Thurell purchased the
former Sigma Fish-Cortez Cove Marina property from
Piero Rivolta for $1.865 million.
Recycling starts: Buckets and bins were delivered
to Bradenton Beach homes to begin the city's curbside
recycling program.
Save the trees: Holmes Beach Mayor Carol
Whitmore responded to resident complaints regarding
exotic tree removal in the city specifically Austra-
lian pines by stating the city's policy is to remove
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Spring fling: Anna Maria Elementary School's
annual Spring Fling fundraiser dinner and dance raised
$25,000 for books and computers for the "school on
the bay."
We don't want no manager!: Holmes Beach
commissioners refused City Commissioner Don
Maloney's request to place a charter amendment on
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form of government. The other commissioners said
there was not need for such a change of government
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FYI: Bradenton Beach city commissioners were
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position as the Holmes Beach interlocal agreement
contract deadline to handle such services neared. That
deadline is in early July.
Bye: Anna Maria Elementary School teacher Pat
Whitfield retired after 25 years at the school.
Bradenton Beach changes proposed: City com-
missioners in Bradenton Beach agreed to place several
governance changes on the November ballot for vot-
ers consideration: A city manager form of government,
requiring commissioners' decisions be a "super major-
ity" on many issues dealing with land use matters and
having the city's board of adjustment be advisory only.
Perico's latest: Manatee County officials said
they were "not likely" to provide potable water service
to any development on Perico Island in the latest skir-
mish in the war against new development there.
Bradenton City Council members will vote on the re-
vised site plan in June.
First turtles: Loggerhead sea turtles finally
showed up on Island beaches in late May, far later than
usual.
Graduates: Despite controversies over the years,
the first and only three-year graduating class of
the Island Middle School celebrated at a beachfront
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Anna Maria appeared to have reached a solution-point
until one commissioner decided the proposal was
"crazy" and changed her vote. More discussion and
debate ensued.
Fast track for bridge: Holmes Beach city com-
missioners authorized Mayor Carol Whitmore to pur-
sue a Joint Participation Agreement with the Florida
Department of Transportation which would call for the
city to "front" the estimated $1.25 million cost for the
Key Royale Bridge replacement and have the DOT
reimburse the city in fiscal year 2007-08.
Whew!: Anna Maria city commissioners finally
agreed on remodeling city hall. Southern Cross Con-
struction will do the work.
Sold: Island landmark Gulf Drive Cafe was sold,
with Wendy Kokolis taking over operation of the busi-
ness on land she has owned all along from restaurateur
Tom Chipain, former owner of the business. All de-
clined to discuss selling price.
Going up, up, up: According to the Florida Asso-
ciation of Realtors, the Bradenton-Sarasota area had the
highest percentage increase in sales from April 2003 to
April 2004 of any state metropolitan area in the coun-
try. Median sales were up 24 percent in that period,
according to the group; on the Island, the increase was
a "modest" 21 percent increase.
Good to go: The historic Cortez schoolhouse re-
ceived about $164,000 from state funds for renovation
work.
D-Day: Aimost like a squirmish in a battle, Anna
Maria City officials relocated offices to begin renova-
tions from city hall to temporary digs at the Island
Baptist Church, site of the former Island Middle
School. The remodel work was expected to take three
months.
Hero here: U.S. Army Maj. Rick Ely and family
arrived on the Island for a vacation arranged and paid
for by Islanders and area businesses. He just returned
back to the United States from Afghanistan and, while
there, corresponded with Island youths about his war-
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New clerk: Bradenton Beach Deputy Clerk Nora
Idso was named as city clerk to fill the position left by
the resignation of Pat Grizzle.
Marina out, condos in: "First-class, high-end
condominiums" will replace the marina at 202 52nd St.
in Holmes Beach in the wake of a board of adjustment
vote allowing the property to go from commercial to
residential. Nine condos will be built on the 1.68-acre
site, according to developers Moreland Marine Devel-
opment.
Perico approval: Bradenton City Council mem-
bers voted 4-1 to approve the Perico Island condo-
minium development proposal offered by St. Joe Co.
Manatee County commissioners and ManaSota-88 and
the Island cities still oppose the proposal.
Turtle numbers tumbling: Turtle watchers
throughout the state began to worry that the number of
nesting sea turtles has been declining in the past few
years. Only 25 nests have been found on the Island so
far this season, far lower than past years.
Rick Ely Week on Island: All three Island cit-
ies honored U.S. Army Maj. Rick Ely for his service
to our country in Afghanistan during his visit to the
Island.
Nachtigal it is: Rob Nachtigal was named the new
Ward 3 city commissioner in Bradenton Beach, replac-
ing Peter Barreda, who resigned for business and health
reasons. Nachtigal is a sales representative for Ward
Oil Co.
STOP: Marsha Lindsey formed Stop Taking Our
Pines, an activist group with the mission to halt destruc-
tion of Australian pines on the island and along the
Palma Sola Causeway.
Perico challenged: Manatee County commission-
.ers and the environmental group ManaSota-88 renewed
their opposition to the Perico Island development,
again challenging the project in court.
Outta there: The second district court of appeals
overturned a lower court's ruling and said a develop-
ment in Bradenton Beach that city commissioners had
objected to four years ago should proceed..Island Inc.
and Beach Development Inc., in the 1400 block of Gulf
Drive on the Gulffront across from Bermuda Bay. The
two duplexes were rejected by city commissioners due
to environmental concerns, developers took the matter
to court, a circuit court judge ruled on behalf of the city,
and the appellate court ruled in favor of the develop-
ers.

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Year in Review for 2004.


Wednesday, Dec. 29
9 a.m. Horseshoe games at Anna Maria City Hall Park,
10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Theater camp for ages 10 to 16 at the
Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton. Information:
748-0111. Fee applies.
1 p.m. "Butterfly Buddies" children's program at the
Crowley Museum & Nature Center, 16405 Myakka Road,
Sarasota. Information: 322-1000. Fee applies.

Thursday, Dec. 30
9 to 11 a.m. -"Rescue, Rehab & Release" family program
at Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy.,
Sarasota. Information: 388-4441.
1 p.m. Ronda Smalley of the Sarasota Gourd Patch
presents a craft class for older kids and adults to create fishing
lures from gourds at the Crowley Museum & Nature Center,
16405 Myakka Road, Sarasota. Information: 322-1000. Fee
applies.

Saturday, Jan. 1
9 a.m. Horseshoe games at Anna Maria City Hall Park,
10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 752-5973.

Monday, Jan. 3
8:30 a.m. Internet class at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.
6:30p.m. Artists Guild Gallery meeting at the Church of
the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

Tuesday, Jan. 4
10 a.m. to noon- Old Master's Methodology Oil Painting
class with Paul Scibilia at the Anna Maria Island Art League,
5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee
applies.
Noon to 3:30 p.m. Friendly bridge at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. In-
formation: 778-1908. Fee applies.
1 to 4 p.m. Veterans service officer at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Appointments: 749-
3030.
2 to 3:30p.m. Basket-weaving class with Pam McMillen
at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd.,
Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.
4:30 to 6p.m. Youth traditional arts class for ages 5-12
at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd.,
Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.
7 to 9 p.m. Boating skills program at the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary, 5801 53rd Ave. Ct. W., Bradenton. Information:
753-6483. Fee applies.
Wednesday, Jan. 5
7 to 8 a.m. Pier Regulars meeting at the Anna Maria City
Pier, 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Information: 778-7062.
9 a.m. Horseshoe games at Anna Maria City Hall Park,
10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
Noon- Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island "International
Pot Luck Lunch" with guest speaker Frances Smith-Williams'
presentation on living in China at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information:
778-6083.
3 to 4 p.m. Meditation class with Sandy Taylor at the
Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.
Information: 383-8811. Fee applies.


Ongoing:
"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.
Meditation class with Sandy Taylor at the Education
Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, through Jan.
26. Information: 383-8811. Fee applies. .
Basket-weaving class with Pam McMillen at the Anna
Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach,
through Feb. 1. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.
Youth traditional arts class for ages 5-12 at the Anna
Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach,
through Feb. 8. 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 Feb. 9. Information: 778-2099.
Fee applies.

Upcoming:
Saltwater fishing for all seasons course at the Education
Center, Longboat Key, begins Jan. 6.
"42nd Street" opens at the Riverfront Theater Jan. 6.
Intermediate watercolor class at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center Jan. 6.
AARP driver safety class at the Island Branch Library
Jan. 6-7.
James Pay exhibit opens at the Anna Maria Island Art
League Jan. 7.
One-stroke painting class at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center Jan. 7.
Intermediate bridge lessons at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center Jan. 7.
Line dancing at the Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter Jan. 7.
Family origami class at the Island Branch Library Jan. 8.
"The Body in Question" wellness class at the Education
Center, Longboat Key Jan. 8.
Wild Bird Rescue Training at the Pelican Man's Bird
Sanctuary Jan. 8.
Chicken barbecue at the Anna Maria Island Power
Squadron Jan. 8.
American Legion Post # 24 invitational golf tournament
at Woodlands Golf Club Jan. 8.
Manatee Audubon Society trip to Babcock-Webb Wildlife
Management Area, Punta Gorda Jan. 8.
Breakfast with the birds at the Crowley Museum & Na-
ture Center Jan. 8.
"Something Fishy" family program at Mote Marine Labo-
ratory Jan. 8.
"Crowley through the Lens" workshop at the Crowley
Museum & Nature Center Jan.-9.
Black and white photography class at the Anna Maria
Island Art League Jan. 10. -""
German class at the Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter Jan. 10.
Stepping-stone craft class at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center Jan. 10.
After-school theater class at.the Riverfront Theatre be-
gins Jan. 10.
Author S.V. Date at the Island Branch Library Jan. 11.


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Obituaries

Lee Appling
Lee Appling, 41, of Bradenton Beach, died Dec.
25.
Born in the Panama Canal Zone, Mr. Appling came
to Manatee County from McAllen, Texas, in 1981. He
was a boat builder. He was Roman Catholic.
Private memorial services will be held at a later
date. Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners
Hospital, 2001 S. Lindbergh Blvd.,.St. Louis MO
63131.
He is survived by daughter Jennifer Appling-Fuller
of Mesa, Ariz.; son C. D. IIII of Mesa; sister Dawn E.
-Greene of Bradenton Beach; parents Judy L. Martin of
Bradenton Beach and Col. C.D. Jr.; and one grandchild.

Laurene Helen Petruff
Laurene Helen Petruff, 81, of Bradenton and Mi-
ami, Fla., died Dec. 26.
Born in Akron, Ohio, Mrs. Petruff moved to Miami
from Clifton, N.J., in 1948. She was a former member
of the Ladies of the Elk Lodge, Miami. She was a mem-
ber of Visitation Catholic Church, North Miami Beach.


Private services will be held at Florida National
Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla. Memorial contributions may
be made to Southeastern Guide Dogs Inc., 4210 77th
St. E., Palmetto FL 34221.
She is survived by husband John of Miami; daugh-
ters Patricia, city attorney for Holmes Beach, and
Laurene S. Delimon of San Jose, Calif.; son John of
Suffolk, Va.; and sister Jeannette Sprick of Wayne, N.J.
Patricia M. Taylor
Patricia M. Taylor, 85, of Sarasota and formerly
Holmes Beach, died Dec. 25.
Born in New York City, Mrs. Taylor moved to
Manatee County from New Jersey in 1991. She was a
homemaker. She was a member of St. Bernard Catho-
lic Church, Holmes Beach.
Services will be held at a later date. Griffith-Cline
Funeral Home, Bradenton Chapel, is in charge of ar-
rangements.
She is survived by daughter Pat Hanly of Sarasota;
sons Michael and Timothy, both of Ridgewood, N.J.,
Peter of Sarasota and Thomas of Bradenton; and five
grandchildren.


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Ginny's Holmes Beach
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The coffee bar at Ginny's Antiques and Art at
5600 Marina Drive in Holmes Beach has moved its
operation to Ginny and Jane E's Cafe and Bakery -
and antiques at 9807 Gulf Drive in Anna Maria.
The move came after Holmes Beach officials de-
termined that a new site plan was needed at the Holmes
Beach location if the shop was to continue to serve
coffee and operate what the city considered a restau-
rant.
Jane E Wright, operator of the "coffee-to-go" shop
at Ginny's Antiques and Art, says Holmes Beach code
enforcement officer Walter Wunderlich "came in and
said they wouldn't renew my license. They decided I'm
a restaurant and, apparently, according to the code,
that's what I am."
Meanwhile, Wright said, opening the bakery in
Anna Maria at the new store "was a huge deal. We
.thought long and hard and I thought, 'How hard do I
want to pursue this?'
"My dream is to have a cafe and bakery and [the
Anna Maria] space is more conducive, so it was a big
decision. I just knew I needed to stay on task with what
I wanted to do up there. I wanted to stay as I am, but I
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13 YEARS


Ten years ago in the Dec. 29, 1994, issue
of The Islander, headlines announced:
An Islander poll of Holmes Beach city commis-
sioners found only one commissioner in favor of grant-
ing a special exception to the Cafe on the Beach at the
Manatee Public Beach to serve beer and wine with
meals, and the issue is not likely to be placed on an
upcoming commission agenda.
Anna Maria City Commissioner Dottie
McChesney and interim Mayor Max Znika both filed
papers to run for the one-year term of mayor following
the resignation of Mayor Ray Simches.
The Holmes Beach City Commission set Jan. 31 for
a session to discuss ownership of the T-end canal docks
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Streettife


Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Dec. 18, 700 block of Holly Road, information. A
resident reported that someone made a derogatory com-
ment toward him.
Dec. 20, 5100 block of Gulf Drive, assist other
agency. Deputies responded to a request for backup
from Holmes Beach Police Department in dealing with
a domestic battery suspect.
Dec. 27, 10006 Gulf Drive, White Egret gift shop,
criminal mischief. A window pane was reportedly
cracked by an unknown object.

Bradenton Beach
Dec. 18, 2408 Gulf Drive N., Via Roma Resort,
criminal mischief. An officer responded to the sound
of a car alarm and reported finding the vehicle's car
door ajar and a small side window broken. The owner
of the vehicle was contacted and determined that none
of her belongings were missing.
Dec. 19, 2201 Sunset Beach Motel, bad check. The
motel owner reported receiving a worthless check from
a motel guest.
Dec. 20, 701 Gulf Drive N., Green Turtle gift shop,
theft. According to the report, a woman stole money
from the cash register while the store employee was
busy putting a vacuum cleaner away in the back of the
store. The employee told police that she heard the cash
register open, rushed to the front of the store and at-
tempted to stop the woman from leaving, however the
suspect managed to leave the scene in a vehicle with a
driver waiting out front.
Dec. 21, 2601 Gulf Drive N., Sandpiper Mobile
Home Park, criminal mischief. Three residents reported
that the tires on their parked vehicles were slashed or
punctured with a sharp object.
Dec. 21, 2408 Gulf Drive N., Via Roma Resort,
criminal mischief. A man reported that a tire on his
company vehicle was slashed.
Dec. 22, 2601 Gulf Drive N., Sandpiper Mobile
Home Park, grand theft. A woman reported that her
1986 Plymouth Reliant was stolen from her residence
while she was out of town.
Dec. 23, 2210 Gulf Drive N., Sand and Sea Resort,
burglary. A woman reported that she awoke to find an


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unknown man inside her room. The suspect said he
mistakenly entered the wrong room and fled, although
the woman reported money missing from her purse.

Holmes Beach
Dec. 18, 5300 block of Gulf Drive, drug arrest. Shane
Collier, 16, was arrested for possession of marijuana and
possession of alcohol by a person under age 21 after be-
ing stopped for a traffic violation. Collier was issued two
traffic tickets, one for driving through a red light and the
other for violation of his driver's license restrictions. An-
other teenage passenger in the vehicle was also arrested for
possession of an alcoholic beverage under the age of 21.
Dec. 18, 6200 block of Marina Drive, battery. Two
men reported that three other men entered their home un-
invited during a house party and began fighting with them.
Dec. 19, 6200 block of Marina Drive, criminal
mischief. A man reported that the driver and passenger
doors of his vehicle were damaged while he was parked
at a home where a party was taking place.
Dec. 19, 800 block of Gulf Drive, probation. A
woman was arrested on an outstanding Orange County
warrant from 1987 for violation of a DUI probation.
Dec. 19, 5410 Marina Drive, D.Coy Ducks tavern,
theft. A man reported that a woman at the bar showed
interest in his ring and asked if she could have it. When
he refused to give it to her, he told police that she physi-
cally removed the ring from his finger and left the bar.
Dec. 20, 5600 Marina Drive, drug arrest. A patrol
officer approached a vehicle parked with two occupants
sitting in the dark. Inside the vehicle, the officer re-
ported finding an open container of alcohol and a clear


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bag containing 2.4 grams of marijuana. According to
the report, Carlton Krauss, 19, of Holmes Beach, was
arrested after admitting the alcohol and marijuana be-
longed to him.
Dec. 20, 5108 Gulf Drive, Driftwood Motel, do-
mestic/drug. Jeffrey Kiser, 43, of Holmes Beach, was
charged with possession of 1.2 grams of cocaine after
officers found it in his pocket while placing him under
arrest for domestic battery.
Dec. 21, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach Police
Department, information. A woman stopped by the
police department to report she forgot a package a
Peach's Restaurant and that when she returned to re-
trieve it, the package was gone.
Dec. 22, 3901 Gulf Drive, Skinny's Restaurant, tres-
pass. The owner reported that she found a man she had
asked to leave the restaurant earlier was asleep in her
brother's car. The man was issued a trespass warning.
Dec. 23, 5500 block of Gulf Drive, drug arrest.
William Langston, 18, of Holmes Beach, was issued a
notice to appear for possession of 0.1 gram of mari-
juana after being stopped for a routine traffic violation.
According to the report, when the office stopped
Langston for a non-working headlight, he saw a par-
tially smoked cigarette on the center console that tested
positive for marijuana.
Dec. 23, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn, grand theft.
A man reported his 1998 Ford truck stolen from the
parking lot. According to the report, a spare key to the
vehicle was in the console. The owner told police that
he left his locked vehicle in the parking lot after ask-
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The Anna Maria Island Privateers have opened vehicle," said Tim Thompson of the Privateers.
participation in their first Thieves' Market of 2005 Vendors should get their applications in as soon
to vendors of "any kind of piratical booty at all," and as possible as there is a 100-place limit. An appli-
there is plenty of room. cation form may be obtained by calling 729-9039.
The big public sales event will be from 8 a.m. to 3 Further Thieves' Markets will be on Feb. 12
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New-old resolutions, sailing class starts, cycad thefts


Happy New Year!
With everyone busily making resolutions for the
upcoming year, resolutions that are destined to be bro-
ken by the middle of January, here's one that you can
make and actually keep.
I'd love to take credit for this little ditty, but actu-
ally it comes from author Peter Mayle in his book "Ac-
quired Tastes." You may have heard of Mayle through
his best-selling novel, "A Year In Provence."
Anyway, Mayle's New Year's resolution and
mine is as follows:
"I never, ever go out on New Year's Eve. Instead
of the forced merriment and the consequent liver dam-
age, I eat dinner at home with the most expensive bottle
of wine I can lay my hands on. I take a glass of cham-
pagne to bed, and if I'm still awake when the New Year
arrives, I toast it. On New Year's Day, when the rest
of the world is feeling terrible, I go out and have a very
long lunch."

Cruising (with) Class
My old buddy Stan Zimmerman is again offering
his sailing course, "Cruising (with) Class," at the
Sarasota Sailing Squadron on City Island just south of
Longboat Key. As Stan puts it, "In the cruel months of
January and February, when all sensible Florida sail-
ors knit their socks and stay close to the fire, a rare few
will brave the elements to attend Cruising (with) Class.
"Scheduled for every Thursday of those months,
the free class will introduce novices to the arts and sci-
ences of cruising under sail. The classes are two hours
long, with a short break in the middle, and start at 7
p.m. sharp.
"This is not a BS session; the agenda is specific, the
topics are proven, and students are expected to take
notes. The first class alone is worth the price of admis-
sion (it's all free, actually), which covers the winds and
waters of Southwest Florida. Did you ever wonder why
the Gulf Stream is so strong?
"Subsequent classes will cover myriad topics
looming over the prospective cruiser. Meal planning
and provisioning, anchoring and sailing handling,
storm tactics and health hazards, emergencies and rou-
tines.
"Students are presumed to know the fundamentals
of sailing, for this is not an introductory course. Ques-
tions are always welcomed. The class is open to the
public (you can invite friends) to further the mission of
the Sarasota Sailing Squadron promoting the arts
and sciences of sailing.
"While 'throng' may not be accurate, class sizes
have grown in the 20 years the class has been taught.
So dress warm (it's cold outside, and the classes will
be on the porch), bring pencil and paper, curiosity and
questions. It all starts Jan. 6."
By the way, Stan is also teaching a course titled
"The Florida Maritime Story at the Paean Spring Acad-


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,emy. This is not a free class, and for registration infor-
mation go Online at www.pierianspringacademy.org or
,call 716-2471.

Civil rights activist's murder
under investigation again
Florida Attorney General Charlie Crist has an-
nounced that his office is reviewing "the terrible 1951
Christmas Day bombing and killing of civil rights
leader Harry T. Moore and his wife Harriett," his of-
fice has stated in a press release.
"The killers were never identified and therefore
never brought to justice. Despite an investigation ini-
tiated during the Chiles administration and another re-
view by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement
last year, we are unfortunately no closer to resolution,"
said Crist. "The Moore family deserves closure if that
is humanly possible. We stand at the ready
to review any new information that may be available.
Justice never rests."
There has been quite a bit of publicity generated by
Crist's pronouncement, which stirred me to pull off the
shelf a wonderful book by Ben Green about Moore's
life titled "Before His Time." Green, a Cortezian who
now lives in Tallahassee, chronicled the life and times
of Moore. He also wrote "Finestkind," a history of
Cortez and its people.

Coral reef update
There's good news and bad on the Florida coral
front.
To the good: "It appears all reefs in the path of
hurricanes Frances and Jeanne have been largely
scoured free of the seaweed," according to Harbor
Branch Oceanographic marine ecologist Brian
Lapointe.
To the bad: He said that "seaweed overgrowth
problems are likely to return, however, and could even
be exacerbated by the storms' temporary removal. And
farther south, off areas beyond the brunt of the storms,
the team has found alarming concentrations of a
cyanobacterium similar to algae killing corals and other
reef organisms."
As Lapointe put it, "This is uncharted territory. No
one has ever had the chance to study the impacts of
natural phenomena like hurricanes on reefs under siege
from these harmful algal blooms that we believe are


Just for the halibut
Michael "Craig" Southwick Jr., left, and Michael Southwick Sr. of Bradenton Beach brought a copy of The
Islander along with them as they went fishing in Alaska. Their catch included a 180-pound halibut caught by
Craig, plus yelloweye and cod.


Octo-play
Chris Nelson, 12, visiting Anna Maria from
Townsend, Tenn., discovered this octopus clinging to
the rocks near the shore at the Anna Maria City Pier
as it was about to become lunch for several birds
hovering overhead. Nelson helped the critter, which
he nicknamed "Octo," back into the deeper waters
of Tampa Bay to play another clay. Island Photo:
Courtesy Edna Tiemann

triggered by humans."
He should know his algae blooms. For three de-
cades now, Lapointe has been studying the harmful
spread of macroalgae, or seaweed, on coral reefs
throughout Florida and around the
world. He and others have focused on two isolated
reefs off Palm Beach County that had become almost
completely covered in "lawns" of an invasive alga
called Caulerpa brachypus.
It's becoming a big problem and is starting to re-
ceive a big focus by officials. A reef study was ap-
proved by the Florida Legislature earlier this year to the
tune of $500,000, and 84 reef sites between north Mi-
ami and Fort Pierce are being surveyed. What they've
found isn't pretty.
The Harbor Branch team found no signs of
macroalgae overgrowth, but instead large concentra-
tions of a blue-green algae called Lyngbya, which
grows in large, stringy clumps. Lyngbya grows over
and kills soft and hard corals as well as associated or-
ganisms such as sponges. The species has also been
tied to the production of compounds that can cause
tumors in sea turtles and other animals, and research at
other institutions has indicated its spread may also be
tied to pollution.

Plant theft
It seems at first blush to be some sort of a plant
person whine: Somebody stole into my garden in the
dead of night and took my plants. Waaa!
Well, "whoa!" might be more appropriate, as a rash
of plant thefts and netting the thieves with tens of thou-
sands of dollars worth of rare specimens.
The plant of choice for the taking are cycads. There
are about 300 species of cycads, with a popular one
around here going by the name sago palm. They're
generally tropical or subtropical plants found in Florida
or California. Both states have been hit by thieves.
In Coral Gables, at Fairchild Tropical Botanic
Garden, the thieves struck during the evacuation of
Hurricane Frances and took off with about 30 cycads.
No dollar amount was listed in the theft.
But look at it like this: One guy in California has
a plant that is valued about the same as what it will take
to put one of his kids through a year of college.

Sandscript factoid
Cycad thefts have become so costly that one nurs-
ery owner outside of San Diego, Calif., installed a
$50,000 security system to monitor his plants.






THE ISLANDER 0 DEC. 29, 2004 M PAGE 21


Baby, it's COLD on water, but sheepies don't care


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Cold, wet weather kept many fishers close to the
fireplace last week, but for those brave enough to meet
the weather head-on, the fishing reports were good.
Gag and red grouper are moving closer to the Is-
land, with good catches coming from less than 50-foot
depths in the Gulf of Mexico. Snapper action is also
good offshore.
Inshore fishing for sheepshead is only getting
better by the day, and redfish action is improving as
well.
There are also some big flounder being caught in
the backwater, plus lots of catch-and-release trout, but
very, very few snook are being hooked.
Capt. Larry McGuire of Show Me The Fish
Charters reports that grouper fishing is great "when
you can get out in between cold fronts." His clients
have been catching gags to 15 pounds and man-
groves to 5 pounds, as well as lane snapper, trigger-
fish, margates and other assorted reef fish, with most
of the action in less than 60 feet of water with live
pinfish and frozen sardines working best as bait.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said it's
been pretty rough for the offshore anglers in the past
few days, but fishing is good when it is calm enough
to get out into the Gulf of Mexico. There have been
good reports of gag and red grouper in less than 50 feet
of water in the Gulf, plus lots of sheepshead catches in
the backwaters and near any sort of structure. Sand
fleas or fiddler crabs are a good bait for the big
sheepies, Bill added.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he put his few charters onto small keeper-
size redfish, a few sheepshead and catch-and-release
trout.
Capt. Hank Williams said he made it out once last


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Drake and Dakota Simpson, from Brooklyn Park, Minn., were also first-time grouper fishers after a Christ-
mas Eve trip out in the Gulf of Mexico with Capt. Larry McGuire.


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week and caught gag grouper to 16 pounds and man-
grove snapper to 4 pounds off the artificial reefs.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said the cold
fronts caused some damage to the pier and forced him
to close for a few days, but it's up and running again
and fishers are looking to continue their good catches
of sheepshead.
Cliff Alcorn at the Anna Maria City Pier said
sheepshead are the pier fishers' mainstay right now,
with just about anyone willing to dip a hook in the
water able to pull up a striped fish or two. There are
also good reports of black drum and flounder coming
from the pier.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
the cold and rain have kept most fishers indoors, but for
those who did get out on the water, sheepshead fishing
has been excellent, as have been catches of black drum
and mangrove snapper in the Manatee River.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business out of
Catchers Marina in Holmes Beach said what with the
wind and wet weather, the best he was able to get his
charters onto was some redfish and sheepshead around
the docks of the Island.
At Perico Island Bait and Tackle, reports con-
tinue to echo the weather issue, but those who went out
on the water brought back good catches of sheepshead,
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Anna Maria Island Bridge.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach out of Catchers said he's had a slow
week as well due to the weather, but has done OK with
sheepshead and redfish from the bays.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said fishing has been
tough, but he was able to catch some sheepshead, red-
fish, catch-and-release trout and a few flounder.
Capt. Jason Ramsey said he caught pompano in
Terra Ceia Bay last week, plus catch-and-release trout
and a couple of redfish.
On my boat Magic, we were able to manage only
two redfish and eight sheepshead on our lone trip out
last week, but weather conditions are expected to im-
prove and fishing, too.
Good luck and good fishing.
Capt. Mike Heistand is a 20-year-plus fishing
guide. Call him at 723-1107 to provide a fishing report.
Prints and digital images of your catch are also wel-
come and may be dropped off at The Islander, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, or e-mailed to
news @islander.org. Please include identification for
persons in the picture along with information on the
catch and a name and phone number for more infor-
mation. Snapshots may be retrieved once they appear
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We'd love to hear your fish
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welcome at The Islander.
Just give us a call at 778-
7978, or stop by our office
in the Island Shopping
Center, Holmes Beach.
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THE ISLANDER 0 DEC. 29, 2004 0 PAGE 23


'Tis the season to watch football


By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Reporter
This past weekend brought some extremely strong
winds and cold weather to the area, forcing this Santa
to stay a few extra minutes at each of his many stops
on Christmas Eve. It also brought a plethora of football
games for sports fans to watch football starting early
Christmas Eve with Green Bay going up to Minnesota
for a Friday night NFL matchup. Christmas day gift-
wrapped two more NFL games for football enthusiasts,
while Sunday, Dec. 26, produced the normal array of
NFL games on the tube and up at Raymond James
Stadium where the Bucs gift-wrapped a victory for the
Carolina Panthers.
Counting Monday, Dec. 27, there will be football
games on every single day and night from now until we
push out the old and usher in the new year. Throw in
NBA basketball games, the endless hours of the World
Series of Poker, not to mention World's Strongest Men
competition on ESPN, and you've got more sports
viewing than the hearty sports widow can take.
Fear not, wives and girl friends. It won't be long
before the NFL season comes to. a close and, with no
end in sight to the NHL lockout, the only sports worth
viewing in the near future is NCAA basketball, which
really doesn't get interesting until late February and
March.
Somebody help me. What day, time and channel
does Desperate Houswives come on the tube?

Indoor soccer tourney wrapup
The 11th annual Anna Maria Island Community
Center's indoor soccer tournament is in the books and,
as usual, the games were action-packed affairs that
brought out loads of people to participate and watch the
accelerated action.
Once again, the Island was shut out of the winner's
circle with its best showing coming in the male under-
14 age division where Island Magic fell 3-2 to the Red
Rage in the championship game. To be fair, Island
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Magic team.
The Red Rage captured first place in the U-14 di-
vision by winning three consecutive games. The Rage
opened the tourney with a workman-like 5-2 victory
over the Bubbleheads and followed that up with a 4-2
win over Island Magic in the winner's bracket final.
The loss sent Island Magic into the loser's bracket
where they defeated the Bubbleheads 5-4 to earn an-
other shot at the Red Rage. The championship game
was a closely contested affair that might have gone the
way of Island Magic had it not been for the stellar play
of Bubblehead goalie Kyle Meduetz, who came up
with several good saves to deny Island Magic the title.
Offensively the Red Rage was led by Brandon
Bechtel, Shea Moriarty and Andrew Quiano, who each
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Female

The
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Kendall
Chlebina,
Alison
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Kendall
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Hanna
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Emily
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Coach Ken
Chlebina.

Meduetz' strong play between the pipes in all three
victories earned him tournament MVP, while strong
man-to-man defense and an opportunistic offense car-
ried the Red Rage to the U-14 title.
The U- 12 male division was a battle of teammates
that pitted Rage Rocks against Red Rage in the finals.
The members of both teams are regular season team-
mates on the Braden River Rage U-12 soccer teams.
This is the third year the Rage has split into two teams
for the Christmas tournament, but it's the first year that
both teams advanced to the finals.
Rage Rocks took the long road to capture the title
after dropping a 3-1 decision to Black Magic in its sec-
ond game. This dropped them into the loser's bracket,
PLEASE SEE SPORTS NEXT PAGE


Beautiful Holmes
Beach duplex on a
great street, steps
.; to the beach. Each
4'0 side offers 2BR/2BA
iilIltllllll -'j with 1,050 sf of liv-
Ming area. Many
upgrades including
new roof, screened
__ porch, Mexican tile,
Owner/agent. $725,000.


Fabulous energy ef-
ficient Key West-
style duplex con-
'. structed on 18-foot
-. pilings. Private court-
', !l i yard entry includes a
..... --- small heated pool.
Each suite offers
3BR/2BA, yellow
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.


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


* ANNUAL RENTALS AVAILABLE *
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

Marina Pointe

Realty Co.

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


bonus room and more.


Lyn Poole
f Broker/associate


941-778-4847
401 B Pine Avenue Anna Maria
www.jimandersonrealty.com






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U-10 Male Champions: The Grinches
Matthew Tschiggfire, Logan Moriarty, Vincent Tan, Gregory Burstein, Chandler
Norder, Connor McCullen, Annie Skokos, Hunter Clarke. Not pictured: Aubrey
and Delaney-Riggins. Coach Dawn Tschiggfire.


U-14 Male Champions: Red Rage
Shea Moriarty, James Funk, Andy Quiano, Ryan Roberts, Bobby Stevenson,
Brandon Lam, Brandon Bechtol and Kyle Meduetz. Coach Brendan Moriarty.


Sports
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 24


forcing them to win five consecutive games, including
two straight victories over Red Rage to win the title.
Shane Baumann and Seth Browning shared MVP
honors after leading their team in scoring with 10 goals
- apiece. Goalie Zach Reda, with the help of defenders
Jarred Becker and Aaron McKamney, posted two shut-
outs on the way to the title.
The U-10 male division was captured by the
Grinches, which eked out a 2-0 win over the Braden
River Rage in the championship game. The Grinches
opened play against the Islanders and made quick work
of them with an 8-0 victory that matched them up
against the Rage in the winner's bracket finals.
After battling to a 2-2 tie in regulation, the teams went
to a penalty kick shootout that saw Grinches goalie
Connor McCullen stop seven of eight penalty kicks to
carry the Grinches to victory. McCullen's stellar play in
their three games earned him tournament MVP. McCullen


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Not pictured is the U-12 Male Champions: Rage
Rocks Shane Baumann, Seth Browning, Logan
Reda, Jarred Becker, Zachary Keller, Kadin Kerns
Aaron McKamney, Victor, Kyle Loeffler and
Damian Harrison. Coach Carl Loeffler.


also scored one of the two goals of the championship
game, while teammate Hunter Clarke added the second
goal. In all, five different players came through with goals
during the tourney, and Annie Skokos was cited for her
outstanding defense throughout the tournament.
The U-I10 female division was won by the Stormettes,
a collection of players from Bradenton, Sarasota and
Osprey. The Stormettes, which defeated the Snow Strik-
ers 5-2 in the championship game, threw a total team ef-
fort at their opponents. They received goals from every
girl on their roster, including tournament MVP Hannah
Howell's team-leading eight goals in the tournament.
Other offensive contributors recognized for their
strong play were Kendal Gollnick and Kendall
Chlebina, while Alison Gollnick and Janie Hritz were
cited for their stellar defense in front of goalies Emily
Harding and Kendall Chlebina.

I 111 Pelican Anna Maria Canalfront Home


E-LEV AT E IL SD HOME


Islanders take

two age groups in

Manatee River Run
Some 260 runners and walkers braved cold
winds Sunday morning for the Fourth Annual
Manatee River Run 5-miler at Emerson Point
Park.
Islander Anne Dougherty took the Senior
Grand Master (60-and-over) title, and Island
visitor Norelle Longhurst, age 82, took the 70-
and-over age group crown.
The top Island finisher overall was Ryan
Longhurst, 38th overall at 34:49 for third in the
20-24 age group. Other Island participants were
Gail Garneau, Jim Jenkins and Marilyn Dzikis.
Bradenton Runners Club weekly runs con-
tinue on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. from the downtown
Bradenton Library, and Sundays at 7:30 a.m.
from Manatee County Beach. For more infor-
mation, call Neil Longhurst at 778-1171.




UPDATED 2BR/1BA IN A SUPER LOCATION.
GREAT RENTAL INCOME. $499,000.







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Photos: www.reachrichard.com
Tollfree: (877) 778-6066


1,792 sq.ft. of living area, (sfla) air-conditioned is 3BR/
2BA and 2,628 sq.ft. under roof (sfur) 'n.:hjde-. a
screened canalfront lanai and oversized two-car garage.
75-by-100-foot seawalled lot with dock at the end of cul-
de-sac. $650,000 furnished to include a Zodiac-type
boat and motor.


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VERY NICELY REMODELED DUPLEX IN HOLMES BEACH


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Concrete block, new roof, air conditioning and kitchens. 2BR/1BA
each side with bright interiors, convenient to everything. $565,000.
Seasonal Rental: 2BR, one block from beach.
Totally remodeled, includes washer and dryer.
$2,000/month, 3 month minimum.
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KIDSFOR*-HIRE Co HDC


SPENCER'S SKIM SCHOOL for beginners and
intermediates. Free skimboard use with lessons.
$10 per half-hour lesson, three lessons recom-
mended. 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
Jessica 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 of-
fice in prime location. No fees, great splits. Call
Jesse or Robin, (941) 778-7244.

QUALIFIED CHEF/Sous chef. Apply at Ooh La
La! Bistro, 5406 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, or
call, (941) 778-1102.

NOW HIRING ALL positions. Rotten hours, rot-
ten pay. Apply at Rotten Ralph's Waterfront
Restaurant, 902 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria or call
(941) 778-3953.

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.

SUNDAY SCHOOL Teacher for Longboat Key
Chapel. January-May, $50/week, very small class.
Nursery help, $15/week. Call (941) 383-6491.



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 Gulffront Luxury
2-Bedroom Condominiums 2 & 3-Bedroom Condominiums
One-Week Minimum
Call For Rates and Availability
866-661-6622 or 778-8000


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.

MOTIVATED, EXPERIENCED cooks and servers.
Must be team player, dependable. Immediate
opening. Breakfast and lunch. Part/full time. Fit to
Eat Restaurant, 5315 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

PROPERTY CARETAKER NEEDED: Full time. Pos-
sible living accommodations. Perfect for semi-retired
handy person. Fax resume: (941) 866-9010.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Meet interesting
people, learn the history of the Island. Anna Maria
Island Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria. (941) 778-0492.



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, cleari-up, edgings,
more. Hard-working and responsible. Excellent
references. 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 ser-
vice and private lessons. Special $30/hour. Free
advice. (941) 545-7508.

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


BR/2BA AND 2BR/1BA, UPDATED, HEATED POOL,
BEAUTIFUL! $825,000.


Tollfree: (877) 778-6066


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Spectacular N.W, Bradentonn LakeffnT .me,
4BR/3BA with two master suites, Heated
pool, turnkey furnished. S375,500.


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

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

www.AussieGeoff.com


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CONNECT-ICON Your local computer specialist.
Experienced certified technician for communica-
tion electronics offers wireless and cable net-
works, upgrades, maintenance, repairs, tutoring
and training. Call Robert, (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
today. Affordable rates, quality work guaranteed.
Pool cages, lanais, windows, doors. Call (941)
713-5333.

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.

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.

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

SCOTT'S HANDYMAN SERVICES: Remodeling
and repair. Free estimate, many references. Is-
land resident. (941) 713-1907 cell, (941) 778-
5427 home. E-mail:
geraldscottfulton @ hotmail.com.

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.







SALES & RENTALS
419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 PO Box 2150
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DESIGNER SHOWCASE STUNNING WATERFRONT POOL HOME
This captivating 3BR/2BA hideaway has been completely refur-
bished in a cheerful Mediterranean meets the south-seas style!
Some of the countless amenities include a spacious, waterside
family room with beamed cathedral ceilings and wood-burning
fireplace, and a gorgeous gourmet kitchen with Corian
countertops and rich, custom made birchwood cabinets, stain-
less-steel appliances, and cozy beadboard ceiling with recessed
lighting. Other features include a brand new seawall, dock, and
boat lift, stunning blue lagoon pool with waterfall and rock sur-
round, lush, tropical landscaping, and a handsome brick paved,
circular driveway. Enjoy the bright southerly exposure of this
deep-water canalfront location, steps from Bimini Bay! Priced
at $949,500 furnished. The one absolutely won't last!
& VIDEO TOUR t 'o-
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SENIOR VETERAN: Good guy with 24-foot en-
closed trailer. Help you relocate materials or ve-
hicles. Residential or commercial. Boats and RVs,
too. References. (941) 807-2716.

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. In-
formation at Restless Natives, (941) 779-2624.

MURALIST Mark Burdette. Custom murals, interior-
exterior, landscapes and more. (941) 779-2624.

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

BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigera-
tion. Commercial and residential service, repair
and/or replacement. Since 1987. William Eller,
(941) 795-7411. RA005052.

Kathy Geeraerts, Realtor
778-0455




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REAL ESTATE
OF ANNA MARIA
www.greenreal.com


ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional
creates 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 reason-
able price call Sebastian, (941) 704-6719.

AUTO DETAILING BY HAND Spotless inside and
out. I can save you time and money. Island resi-
dent, 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.

LOOKING FOR A GOOD DEAL? You can read
Wednesday's classified at noon Tuesday at
www.islander.org. And it's FREE!


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


SALES & RENTALS
419 Pine Ave., Anna Maria FL 34216 PO Box 2150 (941) 778-2291
1,. EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294




elt& 4e 4 C*t 2005!


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.


BAREFOOT LIVING ON THE BAYOU
Newly refurbished 2BR/2BA hideaway offers porce-
lain floors, blue Corian countertops, French doors
leading to poolside cabana, navy blue bottom gas
heated saltwater pool with hot tub & waterfall, boat
dock with gulf and bay access, and so much more!
$749,000


HOLMES BEACH HIDEAWAY NEAR BIMINI BAY CAPTIVATING ANNA MARIA BEACH HOUSE
This bright and inviting 2BR/2BA, waterfront Wonderful 2BR/2BA hideaway located on a sandy
residence offers 90-feet of deep, seawalled canalfront walking beach between the City and Rod & Reel Piers!
with boat dock, 12,000 lb. electric boat lift, and dav- Great room floor plan offers endless views of sea and
its, 35 x 18 solar heated swimming pool. $729,000 sand, on a beautifully landscaped lot. $1,550,000.
furnished. ,


Visit our Web site at www.betsyhills.com


VIDEO TOUR
( BROCHURE


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, haul-
ing, cleanup. Island resident 25 years. Call
(941) 807-1015.


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
estimates. Call Larry at (941) 795-7775, "shell
phone" (941) 720-0770.

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

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

CHECK US OUT ONLINE AT www.islander.org !


3BR/2BA, RE-DONE INSIDE AND OUT.
NEW DOCK AND BOAT LIFT. $935,000.




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


VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. Dan or Bill, (941) 795-5100.

JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodel-
ing contractors. In-house plan designs. State li-
censed 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
service since 1975. Repairs and new construction.
Free estimates, no overtime charges. Now certi-
fying 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.


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.smithrealtors.com


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DUPLEX 2BR/1BA and
2BR/2BA, screened porch
and one-car garage each
side. Asking $555,900.
Please call Michel Cerene,
Broker, 778-0777 or 545-
9591 eves or Mike
Carleton, 737-0915.


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.


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Please join us for an open house
at our new office!
Thursday, Dec. 30, 5-7pm
411 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria
Help us celebrate our new Office AND the New Year!


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

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

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


TILE, CARPET, LAMINATE supplied and in-
stalled. 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.




4BR/3.5BA, STEPS TO THE BEACH. OPEN
PLAN, DECKS EVERYWHERE. $545,000.
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ore Dr 3+BR/3BA with 300 North Shore Dr 4BR/2.5BA du-
rtment. Five-car garage, plex with five-car garage. Private open
k to beach, direct beach decks, large picture windows, great
ks of Gulf. Seawall and views of lake. Asking $750,000. MLS
duplex. Extras! Asking 502297.
LS 502321.
e Bell, (941) 920-5156 or Frank Migliore, (941) 778-2307.
WEST OF GULF DRIVE-131 White
REDUCE Ave. Duplex on corner lot, two-car ga-
rage. two carports, screened lanai, lots
of decks, over 3,900 sf. under roof. 150
S[': '-: steps to beach access. Would also
, ,,,, F make a great single-family home! Ask-
ing $685,000. For more details call
ell, Broker, 778-2307 or 920-5156. MLS103353.





SERVING THE AREA SINCE 1970 MLS


MORENO MARBLE & TILE Installation and res-
toration. Quality work. Over 20 years experi-
ence. Insured. Call Javier at (941) 685-5163 or
795-6615.

JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry work,
handyman, light plumbing, electrical, light hauling,
pressure 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 wash-
ing. Interior/exterior painting! From $1 sf, plus ma-
terials. Free estimate. Established 1985. Call Kirt
D. Sweatt anytime, (941) 702-0993.



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PLAYA ENCANTADA
2BR/2BA Elegant condo in superb Gulf-front com-
plex. Furnished, renovated kitchen, storm shutters,
saunas. Gorgeous beach, jacuzzis, tennis, secured
heated pool, under-building parking. Hplmes 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.

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/1.5BAplus iBR/1BA and 2BR/1BA. Great in-
vestmentr '',iatd.h the sunset as you collect rent from
these charming units. Easy to see, call for appoint-
ment. Just steps to beautiful beach. $749,000.

KEY WEST-STYLE WITH BOAT DOCK
3BR/2.5BA plus den/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.

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-
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shopping and restaurants. $379,900.

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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.
Managed by Coastal Properties Realty, (941)
794-1515.

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

CORTEZ COTTAGE fully furnished, nice, breezy,
quiet area. Seasonal, $1,700/month, $600/week,
$100/night. (941) 778-8168 or 794-5980.
www.divefish.com.

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.

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/month; Coral Shores, 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, under-
cover parking, close to beach, nicely furnished.
210 81st St., Holmes Beach. $2,250/month.
(813) 962-0817.

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NEW FURNISHED 2BR/2BA 55-plus, across from
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VACATION OR SEASON, Anna Maria Gulffront
apartments, 1, 2, 3BR. Porches, sundecks, laun-
dry. 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.

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

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ANNUAL RENTAL: Fourth house from Gulf. Rus-
tic, 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.

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

VACATION MONTHLY: Near Bean Point. One
block to beach. 3BR elevated. View from second
floor. No pets, nonsmoking. (630) 279-8305. E-
mail ncullinane@yahoo.com

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

MARTINIQUE NORTH. Sixth-floor condo. Monthly
rental for January or April. Heated pool. Fabulous
Gulf and bay views. (941) 761-4153.

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 SPECIALS! Island duplexes and
hames.$1,800-$2,700. Sunbow Bay, $2,500. Wa-
terfront pool homes, $3,000-$4,000. Duncan Real
Estate, (941) 779-0304.
LArE -CANCELLATION available for season or
portion. 2BR/2BA, pool, tennis. Close to beach and
all services. Old Florida Realty Co., (941) 778-
3377 or 713-9096.

BEACH FRONT CONDO: Monthly or bimonthly.
Heated pool, Jacuzzi, tennis courts. (941) 794-
8877 or 730-5393.

TOWNHOUSE PERICO ISLAND: 2BR-plus/3BA,
water view, clubhouse, exercise room, sauna,
pool. Available January through March 2005.
$2,300/ month. (941) 795-3778.

LONGBOAT KEY: Pelican Harbour Gulf -ide
home. 3BR/2BA beautifully furnished, available im-
mediately through March 15. $3,500/ month. Long-
term lease available in May. (941) 758-0978 or
795-1695.


ANNUAL UNFURNISHED: Bradenton Beach
3BR/2BA modern duplex on Intracoastal. Dock
and davits. Inside washer and dryer, large rooms.
First, last, $1,100/month. (727) 784-3679.

WINTER SPECIAL! Steps to beach. Large 1BR/
2BA, courtyard, washer/dryer, cable, telephone.
$1,995/month, $650/week. Call (941) 778-1098.

STEPS FROM beach: Luxury 2BR/2BA, overlooks
pool, tennis, sauna, 32-inch TV. Available January,
April, May. $3,500/month. $875/week. (863).688-
3524. E-mail ChickenPlucker@webtv.net.
www3.cyberrentals.com/FLW/Campl FLW.html.

ANNUAL BAYOU CONDO: Walk to City Pier.
2BR/1BA includes water, trash removal, basic
cable. $800/month. Duncan Real Estate, (941)
779-0304.

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

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

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

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.

GULFFRONT MARTINIQUE North: 2BR/2BA,
heated pool, tennis, garage. Beautiful Gulfview.
One-month minimum. (941) 779-2701.

2BR/2BA SINGLE-FAMILY home in Norhtwest
Bradenton. $1,200/month. Call Island Real Estate.
(941) 778-6066.

PANORAMIC BAYFRONT RETREAT: Monthly
seasonal rental. Large 2BR/1BA newly renovated
and fully equipped. $2,800/month. (352) 267-9187.

VACATION RENTALS: NEW on market: Anna
Maria 3BR/1BA village charmer. Two blocks to
beach. Also, 3BR/2BA canal home with boat dock.
Aposporos & Son, (941) 387-3474, or property
manager direct, 758-3939.

WANTED: SINGLE MOM and 8-year-old boy des-
perately need reasonably rental, hopefully within
walking distance to Anna Maria Community Cen-
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BEAUTIFUL AND QUIET 1 BR/1 BA fully furnished
condo just off the Island. Available January-
March. $975/month. Visit: www.Highland-
Investments.com or call (941) 447-6278.

OVERLOOKING LAKE: 2BR/2BA unfurnished an-
nual duplex in great condition. 6808-B Palm Drive,
Holmes Beach. $900/month. (863) 673-0521

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


CITY OF ANNA Maria: The Bayou 2BR/1 BA re-
modeled condo. Upstairs, canal view, boat dock.
One-of-a-kind unit! $395,000. Don, (941) 778-
1367 or (770) 889-2887 or

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

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

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

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

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

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

DIRECT GULFFRONT FOR Sale by owner,
$1,490,000. Best opportunity in Holmes Beach
3BR/1 BA bungalow, 1,328 sf. Concrete-pier foun-
dation. Zoned R-4. Total lot size 50x100 feet. 3306
Fourth Ave., Holmes Beach. Contact Ken Ward,
(813) 892-3690.

ANNA MARIA Ground-floor 2BR/1 BA with two-car
garage, 100 feet to beach. Bayview, large lot, fur-
nished. Concrete block. (941) 778-7703.

GULFFRONT 3BR/2BA home nestled among
trees in private setting on most desired stretch of
Anna Maria. $1,950,000. Charles Rutenberg Re-
alty, Rose Waltzer, (813) 495-7336. No co-broker
at this time.

2BR/2BA CONDO: Great view. 3601 E. Bay Drive.
Cove at Sandy Point. $295,000. Call (941) 779-
0448 or (815) 872-0747.

OWN YOUR OWN Waterfall! 50-foot cascading wa-
terfall, three-plus acres in prestigious Hemlock Pre-
serve, Franklin, N.C. Septic approved. $93,500.
Contact (941) 753-2372 or (828) 837-6261.

LIVE THE "SEASIDE Gardens" lifestyle: 2BR/1 BA
half-duplex, car port. Only $245,000. Call Marilyn
Trevethan, Island Real Estate. (941) 778-6066.


Water Views from Every Room!
Condo with Dock


Large and immaculate 3BR/
2BA end unit. Enjoy sunsets,
pool, spa, tennis courts,
close to beach and shop-
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BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLINA. Must see beau-
tiful, colorful fall foliage. Western North Carolina
mountains. Homes, cabins, acreage, investments.
Cherokee Mountain Realty, GMAC Real Estate,
Murphy, N.C. www.cherokeemountainrealty.com
Call for free brochure, (800) 841-5868.

MOUNTAIN CABIN and five-acre package, stun-
ning view, streams. Near Blue Ridge Parkway,
easy access from 1-77. $89,900. Call owner,
(866)789-8535.

AWESOME MOUNTAIN VIEWS! Gorgeous
homesites in splendid southern location. Perfect
year-round climate. Special holiday savings now!
Call for info package, (866) 334-3253, ext. 769.

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA Mountain. North
Carolina, where there is: cool mountain air, views,
stream, homes, cabins, acreage. Call for free bro-
chure of Mountain Property Sales, .(800) 642-
5333. Realty Of Murphy. 317 Peachtree St.
Murphy, N.C. 28906. www.realtyofmurphy.com.
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2BR/2BA turnkey furnished
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RUNAWAY BAY
1 BR/1 BA turnkey furnished
condo that is just steps to the
white sandy beaches of Anna
Maria Island. Great rental
property. Currently rented for
half of Janunary, all of
February and March.
lubhouse, tennis courts,
bay views. $345,600.


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Completely remodeled, 2BR/
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Beach with a view of Spring Lake and is only a block to the beach.
Not a drive-by. $377,600.


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
up 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.

SPANISH MAIN: Beautifully
maintained, updated villa. Pool,
clubhouse, boat docks, putting
green, in a very active boating
community. One of the best
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community. $295,000.

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Canalfront home close to the
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Wood and tile floors
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BAYFRONT Panoramic view of the bay. Very pri-
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Large 3BR/2BA home with decks, two-car garage.
Rehab or build new. $1,250,000.








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.


WONDERFUL TIFFANY PLACE
CONDO View of the Gulf from
screened lanai, beautifully furnished,
new updating from floor to ceiling,
2BR/2BA. $825,000. MLS# 105394.



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 .............. $825,000
Bradenton Beach Club #305... $950,000
Bradenton Beach Club Unit C .. $1,600,000
514 North Bay Blvd ............ $799,000
5400 Gulf Drive #36........... $899,000
209 So. Bay Blvd (Lot) ........ $695,000
2418 NW 90th St. ............ $3,599,000
5400 Gulf Drive #32 ........... $560,000
6804 Gulf Dr ................... $695,000
510 68th St........................ $679,000




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 (Multi-plex) ........ $1,799,900
2109 Avenue C .............. $499,000
408 Poinsettia Ave ......... $525,000
317 Spring Ave .............. $550,000
5701 Carissa St (Duplex) $825,000
312 Hardin (Duplex) ........ $459,000
3311 Gulf Drive #2 .......... $515,000
7002 Holmes Blvd ......... $699,000
424 62nd St .................. $245,000
801 Fern ....................... $749,000



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 ....................... $269,900



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Business and Real Estate..... $1,599,000
1701 Gulf Drive .................. $845,000
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AT THE PRESENT TIME
By Frances Hansen -(1919-2004) / Edited by Will Shortz


Across
Subordinate ruler
Former rulers of Egypt
Came out of sleep, old-
style
Put on the same level
Treeless plain
It may be in a torpedo
Start of a verse
Fringe, maybe
"lci on __ franqais"
Hon
Take-home
Was bright
Code cracker's
comment
Sentimental song
Slight manifestation
Maligned
_ Cologne (skunk of
old cartoons)
Climb
Cast off
Fa followers
Verse, part 2
Hoary
Zero population
Small goose
Spray displayers
Word of possibility
Token taker
One way off a ship
Vestibule
Itsy-bitsy biter
Record notation
Paradigm of happiness
" figlia dell'amore"
(Verdi quartet)
Walks heavily
Festive
Timberjack's tool
Broadcasting
"Dred" novelist
Life-or-death situation
Manufacturing center?


78 Verse, part 3
82 Livy's "Lo!"
83 Henri's high
84 Diamond complement
85 Counseling, e.g..
86 Ice alternative: Var.
88 Scooby Doo's co-
creator
90 In the habit of
92 Big mouth, slangily
93 "The Syncopated
Clock" composer
Anderson
94 Had something
95 Lots
99 Sicilia, e.g.
101 Bern, Geneva
and Zurich
106 End of the verse
111 Kindle
112 Resembling a
chanterelle mushroom
in flavor
113 Mimosa family member
114 Right from the factory
115 Soul
116 Some speech sounds

Down
1 Shakers, e.g.
2 Cool shade
3 Mild reproofs
4 Loser's cry
5 She sprang from
Zeus's head
6 Skinless
7 Grp. associated with
dens
8 Record store section
9 Correct ending
10 Big game fish
11 Recent delivery
12 Sound asleep?
13 Kind of monitor
14 Hard-rock center


15 Classified
16 Gucci of fashion
17 The Green Hornet's
valet
18 Discharge
19 Runs out of steam
24 W. Coast setting
25 Sweetie pie
30 Base coach's urging
31 Not say directly
33 Pilgrimage to Mecca
34 Abraham's
(heaven)
35 Miss Quested of "A
Passage to India"
36 Jitterbug variety
37 Court call
38 Capital of East
Flanders
39 Get lost in a brown
study
40 Wachovia or Chase
Manhattan, briefly
41 Ocean liner?
42 Big name in bonding
43 Chain component,
perhaps
45 Hotfoot it
46 1953 film title hero
49 Catch
50 "Show Boat" heroine
51 "Much !"
52 Colliery carriers
53 Covering everything
60 Move like a puma
62 Suspended porch
piece
63 Pull
64 Giant
65 Inter_
66 Pitney's partner
67 Tennyson's Arden
68 Medieval charging
need
69 Pub potable


70 Davis of Hollywood
71 Longed
72 Ready to be played, in
a way
73 Herbert Marx, familiarly
75 "Tosca" villain
76 Roman encyclopedist
79 Cassowary's cousin
80 Latin word on a
monument
81 Subject of "The
Motorcycle Diaries"
87 Go around


88 Ancient serfs
89 Like farmland
90 West Jordan resident
91 "Epistulae morales"
writer
93 Big name in computer
software
94 Take steps
95 Diego Velazquez's
"Lady With __
96 Take on
97 Ample, poetically
98 Together, in music


100 End of a New Year's
classic
102 Start of a Christmas
classic
103 Ocean danger
104 Catch but good
105 Places to get steamed
107 Slick
108 A as in Austria
109 Org. that registers
boxers
110 Something to drive off


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BIMINI BAY VISTA Sensational view of Bimini ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB Beautifully ANNA MARIA ISLAND HOME Open and ISLAND WATERFRONT Canal front 2BR/2BA
Bay. Pristine home features lanai with pool. decorated 2BR/2BA beachfront condo. Watch bright, over 2,800 sf, spacious with cathedral residence third back from the bay with lovely
Updated throughout. Deep water docking for the sunsets and dolphins and listen to the ceiling, gas range, fireplace for both the living bay views. Near beach. Newer seawall cap,
multiple boats. Karen Day, 778-2246. waves. Owner/agent. Frank Basile. 778-2246. room and bedroom, large loft. Turnkey, war- roof & A/C. Tile floors throughout. Dave
#502323. $1,189,000. #501854. $949,000. ranty. Becky Smith or Elfi Starrett. 778-2246. Moynihan. 778-2246. #503490. $535,000.
#103828. $729,900.


ANNA MARIA CONDO Partial Gulf and bay
views. Great opportunity for owner/investor,
turnkey, furnished, rentals already scheduled.
Approximately 1,300 sf, 2BR/2BA. Laurie
Dellatorre, 778-2246. #502656. $459,900.


HOLMES BEACH COTTAGE 3BR/2BA like
new throughout, new wood cabinets and gas
range. Has room for pool. Very near Gulf
beach. Harold Small. 778-2246. #104972.
$449,000.


ANNA MARIA BAYFRONT CONDO Bay GULFFRONT CONDO 1BR/1BA directly on
views from this furnished 2BR/2BA top-floor the beach. Totally remodeled, ceramic tile,
end unit, popular island complex. Includes two crown -. i.- ... new central air. No rental re-
pools, tennis, fishing pier, covered parking and strictions. Betty Arnold. 761-3100. #501251.
elevator. Dave Moynihan, 778-2246. $399,900.
#105510. $405,000.


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