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Skimming the news ... Anna Maria Island map in this edition, page 20.

Anna Maria



New Islander. page 8.

"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"
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News boys
Cub Scout Pack No. 7; consI IIung of Itlc blo and Bear scouts, visited The Islander newspaper office to learn
about the pioccs, of creating a w'eeklr y ilspaper and h.i njiov efrislhnntsi. Pictured with the scouts are Cub
Scout .llastt r Roblt iHicks, .Aiisiant Cub Scout Master Alison Stripling and Bear Cub Leader Dennis Miller.
Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

Beach renourishment coming this year

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
While most of the Jan. 19 meeting of the Coalition
of Barrier Island Elected Officials was taken up with
a discussion of the proposed county charter'(see sepa-
rate story), the BIEO did get the good news that the on-
again/off-again emergency beach renourishment
project is back on.
And according, to Manatee County Ecosystems
Manager Charlie Hunsicker, he anticipates
renourishment could begin as early as September. '
Hunsicker had originally recommended to the
county commission in December that they reject the
proposed emergency renourishment project by the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers because the Corps could not
guarantee the quality of the beach sand that would be
pumped onto the shoreline. Following four hurricanes
in Florida last year, Congress had authorized funds for
emergency beach renourishment in 26 areas of Florida,
including Anna Maria Island.
After that rejection, however, the Corps contacted
Hunsicker and said they could give assurances that they
would monitor the sand for high quality. Next came a
face-to-face session between Hunsicker and the Corps,
and Hunsicker left the meeting feeling confident the
Corps would provide high-quality sand for Anna
Maria's eroded beaches.
Only those beach areas that were included in the
2002 beach renourishment project, however, will be in
the emergency Corps project. Hunsicker did say that he
and his staff will look at Coquina Beach for the next
regular beach renourishment project, scheduled to be-
gin in 2009 or 2010.
The emergency beach renourishment is entirely
funded by state and federal funds, he added.

Early voting
The BIEO also learned from Manatee County

Supervisor of Elections Bob Sweat that early voting
is now required in Florida, but.individual cities can
opt out of the plan if they pass the required ordi-
Under the early'voting law, a polling station has
to be open for 15 days prior to the general election and
one weekend has to be included. On the designated
weekend, polling must be open for 4 hours on Saturday
and 4 hours on Sunday.
The next general election in the county is not
scheduled until 2006.

Water taxi
Mike Howe of the Sarasota-Manatee Metropoli-
tan Planning Organization said that the initial find-
ings of the research on the feasibility of a water taxi
from the mainland to Anna Maria Island are com-
pleted. Renaissance Planning Group will present
those findings at 9 a.m. Jan. 31 at the Crosley Man-
sion on Tamiami Trail.
"It's just the first report on findings, not the actual
feasibility study," Howe emphasized, "but I invite
elected officials and businesses to attend the meeting."

Bridge openings
Howe also noted that the U.S. Coast Guard has
changed its policy on deciding bridge opening and
closing times and will now deal with municipalities on
an individual request basis. Previously, requests to
change bridge opening schedules were channeled
through the Florida Department of Transportation to
the Coast Guard.
"So, you are free to pursue the Coast Guard indi-
vidually to get a decision," he noted.
The Coast Guard has consistently maintained that
bridge openings are governed by an 1898 Act of Con-
gress and can't be eliminated without congressional

Volume 13, No. 12 Jan. 26, 2005 FREE

Bean convicted

of second-

degree murder
By,Paul Roat
After three days of testimony, it took jurors only 20
minutes to determine that Kim Bean killed Carol Fore-
man in her Bradenton Beach home last February.
Bean, 46, also of Bradenton Beach, was convicted
of second-degree murder. Judge EdNicholas sentenced
him to-life in prison w without the possibility of parole.
"'What you did \%as horrible and inhumane,"
Nicholas said. "Mr. Bean, I hope your live a long, long
life, and I hope you think about the fact of your taking
Carol Foreman's life every day of your long life."
Assistant State Attorney Brian Iten provided expert
testimony and forensic data to prove that Bean struck
Foreman, 56, with an unopened wine bottle and then
kicked her in the face and head after a dispute over
crack cocaine.
But perhaps the most damning evidence against
Bean was his own words, recorded on a taped interview
with Bradenton Beach Police Det. Sgt. Lenard Diaz
and Detective Mark Holden of the Manatee County
Sheriff's Office, in which Bean confessed to killing
Jurors were unswayed by Assistant Public De-
fender Peter Belmont's argument that Foreman had
approached Bean with the wine bottle and threatened
him after he helped himself to sonie of her crack.
Belmont said Bean was defending himself when he
took the bottle from her and, when she continued to
threaten him, struck her using "justifiable force" to
contain her.
Bean has 30 days to appeal the sentence.

The tape
Foreman, a cook at the Bridge Street Pier and Cafe,

Computer trash towers
at E-scrap collection
A Manatee County Utilities Operation Department
employee secures a tower of computer monitors
dropped off at Holmes Beach City Hall during
Saturday's E-scrap collection for Longboat Key and
Island residents. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

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Former deli owner

pleads not guilty

to drug charges
The former operator of the Beach City Market &
Grille in Bradenton Beach has entered a plea of not
guilty to three of the four felony charges against him
following his Jan, 6 arrest by Manatee County
Sheriff's Office deputies.
According to records available from the Mana-
tee County Clerk of the Circuit Court, David Viens
of 129 49th St. in Holmes Beach posted bond of
$50,000 and $16,000 on Jan. 10 for the charges
against him. His arraignment on the four counts is
scheduled for 9 a.m. Feb. 4 at the. Manatee County
Viens was arrested Jan. 6 and, based on a search
of his home, he was charged with possession of
marijuana with intent to sell or distribute within
1,000 feet of a school, possession of a Schedule II
(opium derivative) controlled substance and posses-
sion of a firearm by a convicted felon. Viens pleaded
not guilty to the charges.
He was also arrested for trafficking in marijuana
on a Manatee County warrant issued Jan. 3 for an
amount of cannabis between 50 and 2,000 pounds,
but has not yet entered a plea. According to the
MCSO report, that seizure was made at a rented stor-
age facility in Bradenton based on a Dec. 30 search
Viens was first represented by a public defender
but has now retained the services of attorney Brett
According to MCSO records, Viens was previ-
ously convicted of violation of the Federal Narcot-
ics Act in Vermont in 1993.
The Beach City Market & Grille opened in April
2003, but closed just a few weeks ago and the prop-
erty is listed for sale at an $850,000 asking price.
Viens and wife Dawn also operated the Island
Kitchen in Anna Maria several years ago before
opening the Bradenton Beach market.

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Mad dash
Anna Maria Elementary School fifth-graders participating in the Adopt-A-Grandparentprogram with the
,Anna Maria Island Kiwanis Club make a mad d(ash to the waterfront playground for a scavenger hunt that
Kiwanis members designed as a conservation lesson by hiding "discarded" cans with coins inside as a
reward. Islander Photos: J.L. Robertson-

Longboat Pass Bridge repairs delayed
reward. lander P o J .Ro

ongs P s Br a a cidge re"awis delayde

After discovering more damage than anticipated,
Officials have extended the work and the completion
date of repairs to the Longboat Pass Bridge, which
links Bradenton Beach to Longboat Key.
Work on the bridge included repairs to "pilings. struc-
tural steel, mechanical and electrical components,".ac-
cording to Florida Department of Transportation spokes-
person Cindy Clemmons-Adente. Work began in spring
of 2004 and was to be completed by spring 2005.
"However, during the course of the rehabilitation
work, additional deterioration of piles. structural steel,

mechanical and electrical components were discovered
that were not apparent at the time the project was de-
signed," Clemmons-Adente said in a prepared statement.
"To that end, repairing these items N ill require adding
contract time to the project. The project time on this bridge
will be extended through the summer of 2005 in order for
the contractor to make additional repairs.
Complete lane closures are not expected, but intermit-
tent traffic delays may take place. Lane closures will be
limited to Mondays through Fridays between 7 a.m. and
3 p.m. No weekend lane closures will be permitted.,

Reserve now for Valentine's Day dinner.
And don't miss our Feb. 25 Burgundy Wine
Tasting, featuring dinner paired with tasting
and special guest, Brian H. Smith, author of
"The Sommelier's Guide to Fine Wine."

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Island elected officials to county: 'No charter'

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Consider County Commissioners Joe McClash
and Jane von Hahmann's effort to speak to the Coali-
tion of Barrier Island Elected Officials Jan. 19 about
the draft county charter as the exact opposite of
preaching to the choir.
BIEO members were in no mood to hear a sermon.
"I feel Manatee County is trying to strong-arm
us," said Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore. Her
city has had a charter for 50 years and "I'm going to
do e erything in my power to stop you," she said.
S"It's nothing personal," she quickly added, but
Manatee County is not going to "bleed" into Holmes
The ever-patient McClash tried to explain that this
is only a draft, that the county is not trying to "dictate
a plan" for growth management to the cities. The plan-
ning council proposed by the draft charter would be
composed of the seven county commissioners, a rep-
resentative from each municipality and the school
board. That council would prepare the county land-use
plan for adoption.

"In fact," added McClash, "the county commission
has less power under the proposed county charter than
we have now, because we can basically do what we
want now."
And the vast majority of county residents who have
expressed an opinion are in favor of a county charter,
said von Hahmann.
That's nice, said Bradenton Beach Mayor John
Chappie, but "our concern is that the majority of those
people are in unincorporated Manatee County, not the
According to Chappie and Whitmore, the vast
majority of their city residents are opposed to a county
charter that would supersede a city charter.
Relax, said McClash. Nothing is automatic. The
county could have a land-use plan that would not affect
certain issues in the cities, such as height, intensity and
Under the proposed charter, Island cities and
Longboat Key would each have a say in county growth,
he noted, while at present, they have no say in county
He pleaded with BIEO members to keep an open

mind. "Nothing is set in stone.
"Remember, this is just a starting point. We need
your input. Either we can come together or we are al-
ways going to be apart. I don't like the charter the way
it's drafted now, so we're trying to get more input."
Bradenton Beach City Commissioner Lisa Marie
Phillips was unimpressed. "The county charter would
always be hanging over us," she contended. The county
commission could one day "usurp our powers" and
take over some city functions and responsibilities.
Not so, responded McClash. The charter could be
written and adopted to allow cities to decide certain
issues such as height restrictions, density and intensity.
The county can never take over a city function or taxa-
tion district without a request by that city.
Von Hahmann encouraged BIEO members and the
public to attend the 9:30 a.m. meeting Jan. 27 at the
Manatee Civic Center in Palmetto to provide input.
"I haven't made up my mind. I want to know how
the public feels, so bring your questions and concerns
to the meeting," she added.
Judging by the BIEO attitude, the concern was how
to stop a. county charter from affecting member cities.

Historic Holmes Beach cottages 'saved by the Bell'

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
When real estate agent Barry Gould of Island Va-
cation Properties and developer Patrick McConnell
began planning the Palm Gables condominium project
at 3600 Fourth St. in Holmes Beach (see Island Busi-
ness section), they were in a quandary over what to do
with the two existing cottages on the property.
"We knew they had originally been directly on the
water, but I think in the 1920s, they were moved back
a few hundred feet because a hurricane eroded some of
the beach there," said Gould.
"We really didn't want to tear them down because
of their historical value. They are really part of the his-
tory of this Isljnd," he added.
Along with Brent Whitehead of Whitehead Con-
struction in Cortez, Gould and McConnell went look-
ing for someone who might buy the cottages for pres-
-Up stepped Karen Bell of the Bell Fish and Star
Fish companies in Cortez as the savior.
With family roots in Cortez dating back to the late
1800s, Karen is no stranger to preserving the history
and architecture of the Island.
She and her family purchased the two cottages and
moved them to family property in Palmetto.
"We're hoping to eventually move at least one of
them to Cortez in the historical district, but that's go-
ing to take some permitting and paperwork," said Bell.

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History moves to Palmetto
This cottage at 3600 Fourth St. in Holmes Beach was one of two older structures at that location recently
purchased by Karen Bell of the Bell Fish Co. in Cortez and moved to private property in Palmetto to preserve
the buildings. Islander Photo: Courtesy of Barry Gould

Deal for Leverock's, Perico marina off for now

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The ticking time bomb of more development on
Perico Island got its fuse lit last week when Manatee
County Commissioner Joe McClash told Holmes Beach
city commissioners that he understood a deal was in the
works to purchase both Leverock's and the Perico Harbor
Marina for a possible condominium development.
But the fuse has gone out at least for now ac-
cording to McClash. He reported later in the week that he
had talked to the real estate agent involved in the poten-
tial sale who told him that "the deal fell through."
McClash understood that the developers wanted both
properties to build a "lodge-condominium," similar to
what the Tidemark group plans to build in Holmes Beach.
S While McClash said the potential buyer was not the
Arvida-St. Joe Co., which plans to build a 686-unit con-
dominium complex on the property adjacent to the
marina, he added that it would not surprise him if
Arvida might at some point be interested in both prop-
erties as part of an expansion.
"I don't think the price tag of $3.9 million [for
Leverock's] would bother them too much," he said.
The Perico Harbor Marina is in the process of ob-
taining a Florida Department of Environmental Protec-
tion permit to dredge its basin to allow deep-draft boats
to use the facility and add a large number of wet slips.
It would also tear down the dry storage portion of the

marina. A number of opponents of the Arvida-St. Joe
complex have suggested that Arvida plans to either buy
the marina or negotiate a deal for its residents to use the

Arvida eyeing beachfront property?
On another front, Arvida could be looking for
something more than expansion or a marina.
Holmes Beach City Commissioner Don Maloney
said he's heard unconfirmed reports that Arvida might
be looking for beachfront property for a private club-
house for its Perico Island residents.
"I don't know anything for certain, and I've checked
officially and can't confirm anything officially," Maloney
said. "But it's obvious they would want beachfront prop-
erty for a clubhouse once they are built."
When Arvida built Harborside and other condo-
minium developments on Longboat Key, it purchased
property on the beach for a private clubhouse.
One property on Anna Maria Island that could be a
likely candidate for an Arvida purchase is the beachfront
on 75th Street owned by Pat and Angela Kabris.
A portion of their property is zoned Recreation- 1 and
the city commission last year denied a request by Kabris
for a zoning change to residential that would allow him to
build up to two duplexes. Following that denial, Kabris
sued the commission, although he has contended that if he
didn't get the zoning change, he would sell the property.


Anna Maria City
Jan. 26, 3:30 p.m., Capital Improvements Advisory
Committee meeting.
Jan. 27, 6:30 p.m., presentation of citizen of the year.
Jan. 27, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall,
10005 Gulf Drive, 708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
Jan. 26, 5 p.m., Citizens Advisory Committee for the
Review and Updating of the Comprehensive Plan and
Land Development"Code.
Feb. 3, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,

Holmes Beach
Feb. 2, 5 p.m., parks and beautification committee
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,

Of Interest
Jan. 27, 9:30 a.m., joint meeting with all municipal
governments and county officials regarding county
charter, Manatee Civic Center, Palmetto.
Jan. 31, 9 a.m., water taxi feasibility study workshop,
Powel Crosley Mansion, Sarasota.

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Local filmmaker featured during Sarasota Film Festival

Holmes Beach resident Debra Hussong's film
"Battered, Bruised and Broken" will be featured in
conjunction with the Sarasota Film Festival.
A free public showing of the documentary on
family violence will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday,
Feb. 1, at Bayshore High School in Bradenton.
The film opefis with sound bites from experts
who talk candidly about the downside of family vio-
lence and is followed by 14 true accounts of family
After the film, there will be a short dramatiza-
tion based on Shae Pastrana's story "My Past,"
which is part of the documentary. The dramatization
is adapted from what Pastrana wrote about her ex-
perience growing up with familyviolence and deal-
ing with her parents' efforts to move past their vola-
tile history.
The dramatization has no ending and Hussong
said the audience will be asked to contribute various
endings for the actors to improvise on stage. After-
wards there will be a question-and-answer session.
Another film Hussong co-produced with
Holmes Beach resident and professional filmmaker
Michael Stahr will be shown at the Sarasota Film
Festival at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31, at the Hol-
lywood 20 Main Street, Sarasota.
It is a 16-mm short narrative film titled "Cut,"
which, according to Hussong, weaves a tight web
into the world of a young woman who expresses

Murder conviction handed down

was found by ex-boyfriend Clifford Wayne Stine
shortly after 9 a.m. Feb. 4. He went to her home on
Third Street North to drive her to his sister's house,
where Foreman was to do some housework as partial
repayment for $750 a few days earlier.
Stine called police when he discovered her body.
Police quickly determined foul play was involved
in her death and called forensic experts and the medi-
cal examiner's office. Preliminary examination indi-
cated that Foreman had been struck on the head, and an
unusual pattern of odd-shaped ridges was evident on
her face.
Diaz and others began interviewing neighbors and
friends of Foreman's, interviews that eventually led to
Bean's apartment on Second Street.
Bean's girlfriend took a note from Diaz asking
Bean to call him when the commercial fisherman re-
turned home. Bean called Diaz at 3 a.m. Feb. 5, and an
interview was arranged.
Diaz decided to pick Bean up early at his home for
the interview at the police station. As they were leav-
ing, Diaz asked what shoes Bean was wearing the pre-
vious days and, with Bean's permission, took them as
evidence. The shoes had a distinctive ripple pattern on
the soles.
The interview with Bean lasted almost four
Yes, he and Foreman were friends, Bean said.
He had gone to her house and they had smoked crack
cocaine. There was another man there, a man named
Tyler, and there was a black man with dreadlocks
who Bean thought was the drug dealer who had de-
livered the crack. He had left earlier, driven off in a
white car. There was another man, also black with
dreadlocks, in the car.. He must have come back
later, after he left, and killed her, Bean said.
After more than three hours of back-and-forth, the
following was recorded on the tape.
"Please don't arrest me," Bean said on tape. "It's
some other guy. Give me a couple days. I don't want
to go to jail."
Diaz: "You ran from your dead friend's body, and
your footprints are on her face. You say it's some other
guy, but I think you're just trying to cover your ass
Holden: "Why don't you give this some closure.
Why waste everybody's time and tons and tons of
money when you know what's going to happen. You
know this mysterious person is a lie."
Diaz: "Let's finish it. Finish it the right way. Fin-
ish it with the truth."

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Film inspired improve
Actors Monica Carrington, Barry Look and Julie Look rehearse a scene based on Holmes Beach resident
Debra Hussong's film "Battered, Bruised, and Broken." The film will be shown in conjunction with the
Sa ra soia Film Fes.ti al and a short skit based on the film will be performed. The audience will have an
opportunity to script lie ending of the improvisational piece. Islander Photo: Debra Hussong

her vulnerability through an obsession with her long,
black hair.

Bean: "I sat with Carol at the table, smoking. I took
the crack pipe, and she said, 'Put that back!' I went to
light it, and she came at me with a wine bottle. She said,
"You can't do that, put my [stuff] down.' I grabbed the
bottle and hit her, and she fell down. She grabbed my
leg and tried to bite me, and I kicked her once, and I
"I'm so scared.
"I was raised to be good. I was supposed to be able
to make it, succeed, have respect. I wasn't supposed to
be running around in the middle of the night getting
Diaz and Holden asked where the wine bottle was,
and Bean said it was in his backpack along with her
purse back at his apartment. The backpack contained
an unopened bottle of white wine, a purse with blood
on it, and a bottle of prescription pills that were later
identified as belonging to Foreman's ex-boyfriend.
Several of the pills were found in the blood around her
body by forensic technicians.
None of the money Foreman had just received was
ever found.

The medical examiner
Dr. Russell Vega is the chief medical examiner for
the 12th District of Florida, which includes Manatee
.County. He arrived on the'scene at 2 p.m. Feb. 4.
He said during his testimony he observed blood
throughout the kitchen and dining room area and deter-
mined that there was some injury to Foreman that took
place while she was either sitting or standing by the
table, and that she sustained other injuries while she
was on the floor. He also noticed the yellow tablets in
the blood by Foreman's head.
He estimated the time of death to have been ap-
proximately 12 hours earlier.
He conducted an autopsy the next day. Vega's con-
clusion was that Foreman had sustained at least four
separate blows to the left side of her face, two to her
forehead, and one to the back of her head, which he
said would be consistent with her head hitting a hard
surface, such as a table edge or the linoleum floor of the
Some of the blows did not look like they could
have come from a fist, he added, but would be consis-
tent with an impact with a wine bottle. The patterns left
on her face did look like the print from the sole of a
shoe, and Vega said he did observe Bean's shoes and
said the pattern appeared to match.
Foreman had trace amounts of cocaine and alcohol
in her blood and urine, he said.
Vega concluded Foreman also had a subdural
hemotoma a blood clot in her brain that caused
her death. The medical examiner said the official
cause of death was blunt-impact head injury and
subdural hemotoma.

The film was written and produced under
Stahr's tutelage at Manatee Community College.

The arguments
Prosecutor Iten's closing remarks to the jury
stressed the intensity of the attack by Bean against
Foreman. He reminded the jury that she had been
struck at least six times, "three times a shoe hit her face
when she was already on the floor, she a 133-pound
woman, 5'6" tall, 56 years old. Where was the threat?
He had already disarmed her when he took the bottle
and struck her, then when she tried to bite him, he
kicked her."'
He said that Bean had ATM receipts in his back-
pack indicating he tried to "% ithdra\\ money late in the
afternoon but was denied on both occasions.
He said the wine bottle was found in Bean's back-
pack, along with the bloody purse and the blood and
DNA on Bean's shoes matched that of Forman.
He speculated that the pills spilled out of the purse
onto the floor while Bean and Foreman were fighting
over it.
Bean, Iten said, "was indifferent to human life, to
leave his friend there on the floor with a concussion,
dying but not dead."
On Bean's behalf, Belmont said that there was "no
doubt that a tragedy occurred last year in the life of
Carol Foreman. It started out as a night among friends,
and it ended up as a tragedy that tangled up with drugs
and a tragic death and, 36 hours later, having Kim Bean
tell what happened."
He said the law on second-degree murder was
complicated, and stressed the element of the law that
calls for the jury to determine without reasonable doubt
that the death was caused by the acts of "a depraved
He said there were several elements of the case that
police and others failed to follow up on no attempt
was made to find the drug dealers, other people at
Foreman's apartment during the evening were briefly
interviewed, and a tip that one of the people present that
night had been spending more money that usual had
been dropped.
He said that Bean did take the life of Foreman, but
he should not be charged with second-degree murder.
He argued that he acted in self defense, and urged
jurors to weigh the elements of justifiable force in
Bean's defending himself against Foreman.

The verdict
The six-member jury deliberated for 20 minutes
before rendering a verdict of guilty to second-degree
murder to Bean in the death of Foreman. Judge
Nicholas sentenced him to life in prison without
He has 30 days to appeal the verdict and sentenc-
The Bean murder trial is the first murder convic-
tion in Bradenton Beach history.


L.A. Times article has chamber phones ringing

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
A story in the Jan. 16 issue of the Los Angeles
"Times on the front page of the travel section about va-
cationing on Anna Maria Island has prompted more
than 200 telephone calls to the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce.
The story was done by a freelance writer Ferne
Arfin from Great Britain who, according to her story,
has a sister living on the Island and has vacationed here.
several times.
"It's been phenomenal," said AMICC Executive
Director Mary Ann Brockman. "I had no idea anyone
was doing a story about the Island until she called and
told me it would appear in the Jan. 16 issue of the
Times. It's certainly a very positive story."
Indeed, she said the telephone at the Chamber of-
fice has been ringing off the hook the past week with
people looking for Anna Maria Island after reading the
The story was not a paid advertisement, added
Brockman, but certainly painted a wonderful picture of
Island beaches and ambiance, along with mentioning
a few restaurants and businesses.
Arfin wrote about great dining experiences at the
Sandbar restaurant in Anna Maria, the Beach Bistro in
Holmes Beach, the Gulf Drive Cafe, Mr. Bones BBQ
in Holmes Beach, the Sun House in Bradenton Beach
and Joe's Eats and Sweets in Bradenton Beach.
A picture of Joe's Eats and Sweets owner Joe
Spallino appeared with the article.
The writer also mentioned Capt. George Glaser of
the Mystic Dolphin tour boat in Holmes Beach.
Other businesses to get the Arfin seal of approval
were the Harrington House Bed & Breakfast in Holmes
Beach, BridgeWalk in Bradenton Beach and the Cedar
Cove Resort & Cottages in Bradenton Beach, where
Afrin said she waved to the beach Web cam for her
friends back in London.
Arfin also traced the history of the Island and each

city, along with the beauty of the Island lifestyle, Co-
quina Beach and fishing at the Anna Maria City Pier.
Brockman did note that one Island resident came
in to complain that the chamber was trying to bring
visitors from California with the article. Not so,
Brockman said. "We didn't buy this and had no idea it
was being done, but this type of travel story is price-

Brockman said she called her son, who lives in
L.A., to get a copy of the story.
Anyone interested in reading the story can obtain
a copy from the chamber office at 5313 Gulf Drive in
Holmes Beach, or online at www.latimes.cortitravel.
Search for the Jan. 16 issue.

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Lucky for us?
The Los Angeles Times heralded the virtues and
nuances of Anna Maria Island in its Sunday. Jan. 16,
travel section. (Full color page, page 8.) "Anna Maria's
-barefoot charm" headlines the article Ferne Arfin
wrote, and her three published photographs offer up the
quaint village charm she waxes poetic about.
Arfin succinctly describes the nuances of Anna
Maria Island and its three cities so well, it's almost
embarrassing. If it's done tongue-in-cheek, it's very
well done indeed.
Along with the "barefoot charm" (are we natives?),
she notes "Anna Maria is shared by three separately
governed communities rather grandly called 'cit-
ies.'" (Should we have towns orvillages?)
She says each town has a "distinct personality that
reflects a different era of Florida."
For instance, she describes Anna Maria as'a "tree-
shaded settlement... site of the island's first homestead
in 1893 ... that retains much of its turn-of-the-century
origins." (She must have missed "Millionaires Row"
alongthe beachfront near that first homestead.)
She says Roser Church, built with "some of the Fig
Newton fortune in 1913, lends the village center its
naive, pioneer charm." (Anti-Maria, anti-business, read
tArfin visited Bradenton Beach, too, and describes
a "slightly ramshackle assortment of pastel-colored
houses, small condo developments, restaurants and
hotels." (Note: shabby-chic is in style here.)
Not to be left unscathed, Holmes Beach is noted as
the "largest town" and the island's commercial center.
"It has a slightly off-kilter, Middle America retro feel,"
she says. "Imagine Beaver's mother choosing it for the
Cleaver family summer vacations." (Geez Beav, we
like living here.)
Somehow, from all this, we're wondering why 200
folks were inspired to call the chamber of commerce
for more information on visiting.our "hometown."
Musta been Billy Bob and 199 of his friends. As
for a glowing article, Arfin apparently dined well and
enjoyed almost every place she visited, including some
time at the beach, Leffis Key and on a boat tour, not-
ing lots of opportunities to enjoy nature and wildlife.
She obviously enjoyed the visit to Anna Maria Is-
land and also says, "I'm plotting my return."
Maybe folks in LA are looking for the naive,
shabby, retro 50s, middle America, pioneer charm that
we offer so freely. (Who wouldn't want to escape that
rat race?)
Lucky for us. (Smile.)

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Politicians up in arms
Anna Maria Island politicians are up in arms be-
cause they believe the Manatee County charter pro-
posal is just a way to meddle in their business, tell them
how to govern their cities and rob them of the ability
to control their property interests. They even liken
Manatee County Commissioner Joe McClash and his
cohorts to an intrusive and nosy mother-in-law.
The arrogant county actually thinks that they are
more capable of making decisions than the people who
live on the Island. Don't they know that when it comes
to controlling other people's property, it is the city
governments that are the experts?
Too bad local leaders are blind to the amazing
irony on display here. They complain about the
county's attempts to usurp their control but then run
roughshod over the property rights of individuals. They
believe the county should mind its own business while
at the same time they seek to burden us with more and
more restrictions on private property.
If "home rule" is a good idea for our cities, why isn't
it a good idea for individual property owners as well?
James L. DePorre, Anna Maria

Anna Maria parking
The Anna Maria city commissioners have drafted an
ordinance that will legalize all of the city's currently
posted signs. Although they say this ordinance is unrelated
to-the hotly debated parking issue, half of it is devoted to
a section titled "Area of Prohibited Parking."
A careful reading of this section shows that park-
ing spaces are very scarce within one block of the Gulf
beach, particularly at the north end of the Island where
our house is located. That is because parking is mostly
prohibited there by signs, the large majority of which
were posted over the years to accommodate the per-
sonal requests of individual property owners.
So despite the commission's extended debate over
restricted versus open parking, it turns out that the city
has in fact already implemented a restrictive parking
policy in the first block off the beach. It also turns out

that these ad hoc "No Parking" signs are invalid be-
cause the city did not follow the proper legal procedure
in posting them.
The proliferation of "No Parking" signs near the
beach has channeled beachgoers to the limited number
of parking spaces that remain, thereby placing an un-
fair burden on the property owners who were left out
when the signs were distributed.
Although this inequity has been acknowledged in
previous commission meetings, the commissioners
now plan to codify it with an ex post facto ordinance
that will make it permanent in effect. They saN there is
no other option because the sheriff s office cannot en-
force the city's sign regulations without it. But we con-
tend that they do have the option of revising the ordi-
nance as it is presently drafted.
They can do this in at least one of two ways: (1)
They can rewrite the "Area of Prohibited Parking" sec-
tion of the ordinance to provide a more equitable dis-
tribution of parking spaces or (2) they can eliminate
from that section all no-parking designations except
those necessitated by clearly defined standards. Al-
though we prefer Option 1, Option 2 would at least put
all beach-area property owners in the same boat, dis-
tributing recreational parking more evenly for now and
encouraging us to work as a more cohesive group for
a fair and reasonable parking plan in the future.
J. W. and Patricia S. Cunningham, Anna Maria and

Careless county
I cannot believe the delay of the opening of the
Cafe on the Beach restaurant. It is hard for me to think
our county representatives are so inept and careless and
have attitudes of "I don't give a darn."
Ten-to-one odds, if you called one of them and
complained, that person would put the blame on some-
one else. I wonder what kind of representation we
voted for? The least they can do is give the two busi-
ness operators, Dee Percifield and Gene Schaefer, six
months free rent.
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Some answers for Don-
In Don Maloney's Opinion Piece (Islander Jan. 5)
he brought up some interesting questions. Since we
don't have Dave Barry's column to answer important
things like this any more, I will try to answer them.
A'bunch of bananas counts as one item. So do Cokes.
If a sign says no parking, it means no parking at
any time, but for some reason Don thinks the no park-
ing signs on Anna Maria Island are not serious. He
didn't say why.
Please wait to be seated means don't sit down un-
less you get permission from the permission person.
(Unless you can't stand standing.)
Employees must wash their hands before returning to
works a sign that has to be posted on the wall. (It is not
always honored.) The manager can wash if he wishes, but
if it doesn't take much hand work to manage he can skip
that if he doesn't touch anything. Unless he is an em-
ployee, too. Most managers are. (People don't always
obey signs. I have seen people standing under a sign which
says "Thank you for not smoking" with a lighted cigarette
in their'hands. I have seen people throwing trash on the
ground a few feet a" a% from the barrel that is labeled
"Trash." They may not be able to read signs or they just
don't want to be bossed.)
If you try to beat another car to the merge at the
Palma Sola Causeway, you may have an accident if the
driver of the other car is serious about going first. Ca-
'nadian drivers are usually polite, unless you happen to
meet.one who is not. lich ... Ohio, New Jersey and
Boston drivers can be quite insistent on their right to be
first. Some younger Florida drivers feel that it is their
duty to beat you as their business is more important.
They are probably late and think you are on vacation
'and don't have to get anywhere fast.
Don't diet. If you diet, you lose temporarily, but
when you get tired of dieting, you gain it all back plus
4* a little extra diets don't get rid of fat cells, just flat-
ten them a little then they lie in wait to fill up again
when you stop dieting. (They keep preaching about the

dangers of fat but you never hear about the dangers of
being thin. A lot of my friends aren't here any more.
What did they die of?)
If bourbon on the rocks gets monotonous, switch
to vodka or scotch. This lends variety. I had a neigh-
bor who looked at the calendar every evening before he
poured a glass. On even days he drank vodka, on odd
days he drank scotch. He lived to be 95, apparently in
good health although a little plump.
Having Midnight Mass at 10 might be designed for
people who fall asleep early. I wish they would drop.
the ball on New Year's Eve at 10 o'clock, too. There
could be an early drop for sleepyheads. We could yell
"Happy new year," kiss everybody, sing "Auld Lang
Syne" and go to bed. Then they could bring the ball
back up to the top for its official drop at midnight.
I have a couple of questions, too. Have you noticed
that food is being wrapped tighter? Someday it will be
wrapped so well we won't be able to get in it at all. Of
course it will last a lot longer if we can't get at it. Only
children can open those safe medicine bottles. And I
don't like those "easy open" soup cans, either. What
was so hard about using the electric can opener?
Try not toN worry. You \ don't l ie long enough for
everything you worry about to happen to you.
I just hope this helps \ ith some of those puzzling
questions. If you have any more, just toss them out for
discussion. Even if Mr. Language Man, Dave Barry,
isn't available any more, the readers of The Islander
will be willing to help.
Ardith Heemskerk; Bradenton.

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The Bradenton Beach City Commission approved
plans for major renovations of the city pier including-
a new pavilion, benches, a four-faced clock and tower,
new lighting, 476 fishing rod holders and some repairs
to the deck. The first phase of the renovations will be
covered by a $50,000 grant from the Florida Depart-
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cuss the possibility of a new bridge from the mainland, this
one directly to Longboat Key: Longboat Key officials
have steadfastly refused to support such a bridge.
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who have been put out of business because of Florida's
1994 ban on gill-net fishing may be entitled to compen-
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New postmaster takes over

By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
"Our job is customer service," says the new post-
master for most of Anna Maria Island, "and I want to
meet every one of our customers."
He is Charlie Shannon, new to the Island but not
to the U.S. Postal Service. He comes here from
Longboat Key, where he was acting postmaster from
October until Jan. 12 when he was named postmaster
of Bradenton Beach.
That post office's delivery territory takes in all of
Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach. The City of
Anna Maria has its own post office. While Holmes
Beach has a post office, it is a "contract station" and
only rented boxes receive mail.
He was born in New Orleans, attended St. Peters-
burg College and Pasco-Hernando Community Col-
lege. Joining the U.S. Navy in 1976, he served aboard
the USS Saratoga as air traffic controller and returned

to New Orleans upon his discharge.
He worked for the Hilton Hotels group until he
decided New Orleans wasn't for him any more, and he
came to Florida. He went to work for the Postal Service
in St. Petersburg in 1984, serving in every job the of-
fice had for 16 years, he said.
Then came three-plus years as delivery supervisor
at Ellenton and a move for the family home to Parrish
so his wife Linda could commute to her job as bulk
mail supervisor with the Postal Service in Tampa. They
have two daughters.
"This is going to be the best post office in the
Suncoast district," he vowed. "I've challenged the staff
to make it so. It's always been great, now we'll make
it the greatest.
"Don't forget, I came out of the hospitality indus-
try where I learned that the customer is king. Without
customers we couldn't survive, and I want to get to
know them all, especially business customers."

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What's new? Anna Maria City parking argued one more time

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Dealing with a problem that began when the first
Model-T Ford crossed the old wooden bridge to the
Island in the 1920s and looked for a parking space in
Anna Maria, Anna Maria city commissioners once
again debated the decades-old parking problem at their
Jan. 13 worksession.
The city's problem now is that no-parking zones,
stop-sign locations and speed limits have never been of-
ficially designated by ordinance. An emergency ordinance
passed by the commission in December has temporarily
solved that problem until it expires on Feb. 15.
At two meetings in December, the commission
hashed out the draft of an ordinance that \ would make
legal only the allowed parking, no parking and speed
limits that are already in place in the city and the first
reading was held Jan. 13.
But in Anna Maria, what's decided at one meeting
can change at the next.
Commission Chairperson John Quam had previ-
ously proposed four new no-parking locations be added
to the ordinance, and the commission consensus in
December was to proceed. No-parking zones would
have been added across from the Bayfront Park, along
North Shore Drive, at the end of South Bay Boulevard

and some sections of Fern Street.
Hold on a minute, said Commissioner Dale Wood-
land. He only agreed to what was already in place, not
any new locations, and he's still against any additions.
"I don't see why any of these locations should have
no parking. I'm opposed to adding these four loca-
tions," he said.
Not to be outdone, Commissioner Carol Ann
Magill chimed in that she's "concerned" because some
residents have complained to her that they still have
parking on their street. vihile other residents do not.
That's not fair and "I can't in good consciousness vote
for this ordinance," she observed.
Hold on another minute, replied Quam. "We are
just documenting where no parking areas are now and
x\ hat's been there for years. This is not a parking plan."
Commissioner Duke Miller said the parking plan
comes after adoption of this ordinance, although he
dryly noted that the commission has spent the past three.
years in an unsuccessful attempt to establish a parking
plan agreeable to every interest in the cit .
Anna Maria property owner John Cagnino said the
commission was penalizing some property owners and
not others with this ordinance, and was "packing all
parking on a few streets."
"This is not a plan," said Quam in an unsuccessful

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attempt to separate the two issues.
The commission could legally remove no-parking
locations from the proposed ordinance, said City Attor-
ney Jim Dye, in a response to a question from Magill,
but that "might not be wise. Without an ordinance, the
city would be open parking."
Sgt. John Kenney of the Manatee Count- Sheriff s
Office Anna Maria substation added that deputies
would not write tickets without an ordinance because
the legislative justification would not be available in a
court case.
Just remove those four new locations from the, or-
dinance, said Woodland, with Miller agreeing.
Magill was unimpressed and still opted for other
streets to have no parking, but Quam, Woodland and
Miller agreed to the revised ordinance. The second and
final reading was scheduled for Jan. 27.
Quam again reminded the commission and the
public that this ordinance is not a parking plan, just
legal documentation of what is already in place..;i
In other business, the commission agreed that to
continue to pursue collection of the alleged $180 in
overpayment to formerJMayor Gary Deffenbaugh was
pointless, as Deffenbaugh has refused to pay,tounter-
ing that he does not owe the city any back payments.
He did pay a large portion of the original amount.

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Code enforcement denies request for rehearing

By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach Code Enforcement Board
unanimously voted to deny property owners William
and Dana Holmes' request to rehear their case.
At its November meeting, the board ruled that the
Holmeses property\ at 107 47th St. violates the flood-
plain management ordinance dueto the existence of a
third unit located on the ground floor of the duplex.
The Holmeses were out of town and unable to at-
tend the hearing, but the board proceeded with the case
in No\ ember, resulting in the owners being required to
remove any partitions, raise electrical outlets to four
feet, remove plumbing fixtures and seal the pipes.
In a letter from William Holmes, a continuance
\ as requested due to his ill health and inability at that
time to travel to Florida from New Jersey..
Holnes suffered a stroke and says he thought the
matter was resolved with a letter indicating his health
problems from his doctor to the city.
Upon returning to Florida, Holmes retained the ser-
Sices of attorney Chuck Webb and filed a motion for re-
hearing so that they could present evidence supporting
their position that the lower unit was permitted.
Webb argued before the board that his client de-
serves his "day in court" and that since the home was
built more than 20 years ago, the only remaining wit-
nesses with first-hand knowledge are his clients.
Webb said his client's ill health should have.been
sufficient grounds to grant the requested continuance and
that it was "key for them to be here" for the hearing.
Although board members noted their sympathy for
Holmes' ill health, members believe that he had suffi-
cient time to obtain a representative to appear at the
No ember hearing on his behalf.
Attorney Patricia Petruff, representing the city,
objected to the Holmeses request, citing that there has
been no indication of any new evidence available that
wasn't already presented at the initial hearing.
Webb countered that given the length of time
passed since the home was. built many records have
since gone missing or been destroyed, placing a hard-
ship on Holmes.

Webb said he had evidence that a bank lien was
filed in 1982 for an addition to the home and suggested
that a bank would not authorize a loan without the ap-
propriate building permits in place.
Petruff argued that the documents Webb procured as
new evidence would not indicate.what specific work was
to be done. It could have been to enclose a porch, she said.
And since the lien was only filed with the circuit court, not
the city, she argued that it could have been done to pro-
tect the contractor. "Maybe nothing is missing, maybe
there was no permit applied for," she said.
After little debate, the board consensus was that no
new factual or compelling evidence was uncovered that
may have had an impact on the November decision,
and denied Holmes' request;
Holmes has 30 days to bring his property into com-
pliance. A notice of appeal has already been filed with
the Manatee County Circuit Court.

In other news, Code Enforcement Officer Walter
Wunderlich reported that all cases involving Island
businesses in violation of the city's Dumpster regula-
tions are in compliance.
The disrepair at the Stefantos property at 524 74th
St. has also been brought into compliance, he said.
Finally, Wunderlich notified the board that the city
filed a lien against William and Diane Sorg's two-story
residence at 3707 Gulf Drive, which was found in vio-
lation of the city's building codes for failing to main-
tain the balcony railing in July 2004.
According to Wunderlich, the Sorgs have brought the
property into compliance. However, the repairs to the
balcony were done without obtaining a permit from the
Wunderlich said he-had notified Sorg that $900 in
fines ha\ e accumulated already and he will continue to
be fined $30 a day until he applies for a permit.

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The Sweet Adelines chorus is almost ready for its
annual show "Meetin' Here Tonight," with a substan-
tial contingent from Anna Maria Island singing in the
It will be at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at
Neel Performing Arts Center on the Manatee Commu-
nity College campus, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton.
Anna Maria singers taking part will be Ellen
Linsley, Marge Malin, Judy McClaren, Diana Milesko,
Sharon Rogers-Barron, Jeanette Rothberg and Marilyn
Shirley. Special guest stars will be the award-winning
Brooks Brothers quartet.
Advance tickets may be ordered by calling 794-
0218 or 730-0542, $14 for the 2 p.m. show, $16 for the
evening concert. All tickets are $2 more at the door.
The box office will be open at Neel from 10 a.m. to 1
p.m. Feb. 3 and 4 and 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 5.

St. Bernard guild plans
Mardi Gras dinner, show
Tickets are on sale now for the Mardi Gras dinner-
dance to be presented Jan. 29 by the Women's Guild of
St. Bernard Catholic Church.
Cost is $18 per person and tickets may be pur-
chased at the church office, 248 S. Harbor Drive,
Holmes Beach, or by calling Jean Stanley at 792-7433.
Entertainment will be by the "Three Friends & Co."
The Mardi Gras will begin at 6 p.m. at the activi-
ties center of the church.

Flu shots available at chamber
The Manatee County Health Department will be at
the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce from 2
to 5 p.m. Feb. 8, administering flu vaccinations.
Anyone interested in receiving a flu shot should
call 799-9412 to reserve a space. There will be a $20
fee for those not covered by Medicare.
,The chamber is located at 5315 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach.
Recipe submission deadline
for chamber cook book
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
Cookbook is heading to press soon. This week is the
last chance to submit your recipe.
Recipes will be accepted via fax, 778-9679, or
delivered to the chamber office, 5315 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach, through Jan. 31.
Chamber members interested in advertising in the
cookbook should call the chamber for more details.
The book will be available for sale at the chamber
and other Island locations.
For more information, call 778-1541.
Ciliberti to sign books
at two locations
Anna Maria Island author Gene Ciliberti will au-
tograph copies of his book "I've Never Been Old Be-
fore" at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, at Freedom Vil-
lage, 6501 17th Ave. W., Bradenton, and from 1-4 p.m.
Feb. 5 at Mama Lo by the Sea, 101 S. Bay Blvd., Anna
Maria. Details may be obtained by calling 705-2757.

Artarget exhibit scheduled
at Island Art League
The Anna Maria Island Art League will host the
Artarget "Minimal Art/Maximum Exposure Exhibit"
Feb. 4-27 at the league's gallery, 5312 Holmes Blvd.,
Holmes Beach, with the opening reception from 5:30-
7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4.
Hours at the gallery are 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesday-
Friday. Further information may be obtained by call-
ing 778-2099.

Baha'i unity center open house
The Baha'i Faith of Manatee County announces the
opening of its first local Baha'i worship and unity center.
An open house will take place from 1 to 5 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 29. The public is invited to meet neigh-
bors at this social event.
The center is located at 6404 Manatee Ave. W.,
To learn more about the Baha'i faith, visit the Web
site at www.us.bahai.org. For more information about
the open house, call 746-0779.

Lochrie-Speidel wed in 'Vegas, baby!'
Dennis Lochrie and Michele Speidel, co-owners of
.the Holmes Beach Subway restaurant, were married
Dec. 18 at the Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel in
I \,a i.hab,)" according to Dennis. Michele claims
to have Dennis wearing a straitjacket in this photo,
which was taken at the Las Vegas-Paris Hotel.

Rotary Extravaganza
promises fun 'gamble'
Ticket sales for the Rotary Club of Anna Maria
Island's third annual Extravaganza & Casino Night
event Feb. 5 are a hot item this week.
The e\ ent features casino-style gaming tables and,
although no cash changes hands, participants receive
chips that are tallied at the close of the evening for prize
awards. Live music and a buffet dinner also highlight
the evening for the $50 ticket price, and features an
open bar.
Island and area business ha\'e made. donations of
merchandise and services for both li e and silent auc-
tions at the event. This year's door prize is an evening
for four persons aboard.a casino cruise ship, a limou-
sine ride to the port and $50 worth of chips for each
Last year's "Extravaganza" raised $15,000 for
Rotary's charitable projects worldwide and on Anna
Maria Island.
For tickets or additional information, call chairper-
son Don Fernald at 779-0429, or club president Steve
Schlueter at 779-0502. Tickets are also available at the
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, 5313 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach.

Boating, seamanship program
The U.S. Coast Guard Au\iliar) Flotilla 81 is of-
fering a boating skills and seamanship program begin-
ning Feb. 1.
The complete program is presented in four weeks
on consecutive Tuesday and Thursday evenings from
7 to 9 p.m. at the G.T. Bray Park Coast Guard Auxil-
iary Building, 5801 53rd Ave. Ct. W., Bradenton.
Space is limited and there is a $35 fee for the text
and workbook. To register, call 753-6483 or 798-9544.

'Luck of the Draw' party Tuesday
The Ladies Guild of St. Mary Star of the Sea
Catholic Church on Longboat Key will host its annual
"Luck of the Draw" dessert card party and fundraiser
Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 25.
The annual social and charitable event will begin
at 1 p.m. at the Stella Maria Activity Center, 4280 Gulf
of Mexico Drive. Those participating may make up
tables of four and bring card or other games for "an
afternoon of fun, dessert, raffles, 50/50s and door
Tickets at $10 each may be purchased by calling
383-5923 or 387-7580.

Woman's club roundtable
The Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island will meet
at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Hostesses Delia Ayala and Ruth Cawein will lead a
roundtable discussion on future club goals and objectives.
For more information, call 778-6093

Tsunami relief challenge

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By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
The Island community has begun to.rise to the
challenge issued by an anonymous foundation to help
the Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island raise at least
$9,000 to purchase shelter boxes for tsunami victims in
Southeast Asia.
On behalf of the foundation, Ilona Kenrick of Ma-
rina Pointe Realty in Anna Maria presented Anna
Maria Island Rotary Club Vice President Birgit
Sesterhenn with a donation of $9,000 for the club to
purchase 10 Rotary shelter boxes to aid families dis-
placed by the Dec. 26 natural disaster.
The donor then challenged the Rotary club to
match the initial $9,000 donation by raising funds from
the community for the purchase of more shelter boxes.
Sesterhenn says in the two weeks since the challenge
was issued, the community has contributed at least
If the community raises more than $9,000 by
March 1, the donor has pledged to match up to $22,500.
Shelter box purchases can be tracked online to see
where they have been delivered. According to the Shel-
ter Box USA Web site, one box purchased through the

Island Rotary Club was included in a shipment headed
to India and Indonesia and the remaining boxes are still
being prepared for shipment.
Shelter boxes can be sponsored by individuals,
organizations or businesses and cost $900 each. These-
boxes are packaged at the ShelterBoxes warehouse in
Cornwall, England, and are released to recognized in-
ternational relief agencies that oversee shipping and
Each box contains one three-compartment, 10-per-
son domed tent and repair kit, 10 sleeping bags, 180
water-purification tablets and a 5-gallon flat-pack wa-
ter container, two collapsible plastic water carriers, two
sets of basic cooking and eating utensils, a trenching
shovel, three flashlights and batteries, a 164-foot rope,
10 ponchos, a tool kit and multi-fueled cook stove.
Checks can be made out to the Rotary Club of
Anna Maria Island with a notation indicating it's for
shelter boxes. Donations can be mailed or dropped off
to Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island in care of
Sesterhenn at The Island Florist, 5312 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach FL 34217.
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Beginning bird watching classes under way
The Manatee County Audubon Society conducted afield trip Saturday for students of its beginning bird
watching class and enrollment is still open for latecomers. Classes will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Jan. 26 and
28 at the United Bank, 2520 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Another six-hour field trip will be held Saturday,
Jan. 29. The fee is $25 for Audubon members and $40 for nonmembers. For registration or information, call

Couple fights old family threat diabetes

By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
A couple much more intimate with diabetes than
anyone would wish has mounted a strong campaign
against the disease, raising funds for research that they
hope will help control it.
Ray and D'Arcy Arpke, owners of Euphemia Haye
restaurant on Longboat Key, have had terrible experi-
ence with juvenile diabetes virtually all their lives,
though neither has the disease.
They are recruiting members of "Team Euphemia"
for the Walk for a Cure March 19 on Siesta Key, a
major fundraising event for Juvenile Diabetes Research
Foundation. A similar walk April 16 at Lakewood
Ranch will benefit the Manatee County unit of the
foundation. The Arpkes started with the Sarasota group
before Manatee had one, and they are sticking with it,
D'Arcy said, but the two groups do the same important
Ray Arpke explained it eloquently in a letter he is
circulating among potential donors and walk partici-
"When I was young I thought diabetes was an in-
convenience. My Dad and brother both had juvenile
diabetes. They had to avoid sugar, test their urine and
take shots every day. I think I was sort of fascinated
because it seemed like there was always a chemistry
experiment going on.
"Forty years later I write this letter knowing full

well juvenile diabetes is more than an inconvenience.
My father passed away at the age of 60 of heart failure
after years of deteriorating health due to this horrid
disease. My brother's eyesight is failing; he has heart
problems and myriad other complications. Too, his 13-
year-old grandson, my great-nephew, has been dealing
with this disease since he was 9.
"These are all good reasons to want to find a cure
for juvenile diabetes. When your own child is stricken
with the disease, however, it becomes an obsession. ...
Our daughter Kate was diagnosed with juvenile diabe-
tes in 2001 just before she graduated from college.
D'Arcy and I are very grateful that she takes good care
of herself and manages her blood sugar pretty well. The
daily rituals of 'the science experiments' have im-
proved but the disease still has its deadly complica-
"We know many feel 'tapped out' between hurri-
canes, the tsunami and other disasters. Still we ask you
to dig a little deeper and continue to join Team
Euphemia when we meet with our fellow marchers
March 13 at Siesta Key Beach."
The Arpkes said direct donations are just as
good as participation in the walks for financing of the
research. Checks should be made out to the Juvenile
Diabetes Research Foundation, with "Team
Euphemia" in the notation spot, and mailed to the
Arpkes at 690 Cedar St., Longboat Key FL 34228, or
call them at 383-1180 for further information..

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Holmes Beach lawsuit

begins Feb. 1
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Oral arguments in the long-awaited court case of
Holmes Beach property owners Ruth McLearn and
Barbara Coloney against Holmes Beach and its board
of adjustment are scheduled to begin Tuesday after-
noon, Feb. 5, in the MIanatee County Circuit Court.
The court case stems from a board of adjustment
decision in February 2004 to grant Holmes Beach prop-
erty o\ ner Frank Da\ is of 5622 Gulf Drive a lot width
variance to build two duplexes.
McLean and Coloney, as adjacent property ow n-
ers, objected to the variance and a lawsuit against the
board and city was filed by Miami attorney John
Shubin on behalf of McLean and Coloney.
McLean and Coloney also have a lawsuit against
Da\ is and the city claiming approval of Davis' site plan
for 5622 Gulf Drie was improper. Another legal ac-
tion bN Shubin claims the city did not give proper no-
tice to adjacent landowners. Attorney Peter Mackey,
representing Davis, has filed a countersuit against
McLean-Coloney and the city.
Greg Hootman of the Florida League of Cities rep-
resentsHolmes Beach in the suits.

Attention all Wisconsinites
-The 48th Annual Wisconsin Day celebration will
be held from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8,
at St. Bernard Catholic Church.
It will be a potluck lunch and participants are asked
to bring ahot or cold dish that serves at least eight per-
sons and their o\\ n table setting. Baked beans, coffee
and hot water for tea will be pro\ ided.
There will be door prizes and a 50-50 raffle. An
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Tickets ready for
Island quilt raffle
By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Tickets for the raffle of the 2005 Tour of Homes
quilt, "Island Images: A Retrospective," are ready for
distribution and will go on sale on the Island next
Wednesday, Feb. 2.
Each of the four previous raffles raised about
$5,000, deemed a remarkable feat at $1 per ticket in a
competitive market. The proceeds of the quilt raffle,
like the Tour of Homes income, go to the Anna Maria
Island Community Center.
The quilt has been on display all January at the
Island Branch Library and will be at Publix of Holmes
Beach, 3900 E. Bay Drive, during ticket sales there
starting next Wednesday and occasionally at the Cen-
ter, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, for viewing by
prospective raffle ticket buyers.
The quilt is displayed on a special frame built by
John Reinholz, whose wife Penny conceived the raffle
idea five years ago and is known as the "quilt mother.''
Their participation gives a clue to the broad attraction
of the quilt and its makers.
It's a communal process, this quilt making. Marcia
Powers said it begins in early summer, not very long
after a quilt is raffled in March. Then a dozen or so
quilters, the members of the "Eyeland Needlers," start
picking out fabrics and colors. Artist Joan Pettigrew
draws several Island scenes for the Needlers to fill in
with needles and all the decorative threads that make
a quilt's blocks.
Each quilt has had an average of nine blocks, Pow-
ers said, each depicting a scene on Anna Maria Island.
Through the whole process Penny Reinholz
handles the calculations that make it all come out even.
It has to, for it is a wall hanging and not to be draped-
over a bed, said Powers.

Parks, Bach

together on

Island Sunday
By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Anna Maria Island's premier organist will pay
tribute to his favorite composer, Johann Sebastian
Bach, Sunday in a public organ recital at Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church, 6608 Marine Drive, Holmes
The concert at 3 p.m. Jan. 30 and the reception
to follow are free and open to the public.
Half of the one-hour recital will be the Toccata,
Adagio and Fugue in C that Bach.wrote-and per-
formed to test the worthiness of new pipe organs,
Parks said. The 700-pipe organ, the only one on. the
Island, was installed when the church was built in
1962 and designed to last as long as the building.
Forty isn't old for a pipe organ, Parks noted he
recently played one in Germany that was 120oyears
old when it was purchased second-hand in 1690.:
He was first exposed to Bach about the time he
started playing piano at age 5, Parks said. and the
composer has grown on him steadily ever since.
"He is a whole language of music that no other
composer reaches, especially for the organ."
The Toccata, Adagio and Fugue offer great va-

The raffle tickets will be sold from 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays at Publix and also
may be obtained at the Center and at Greefi Real Estate,

Carl Parks at the keyboard ofAnna Maria Island's
only pipe organ preparing for his recital 3 p.m.
Sunday at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Holmes
Beach. Islander Photo: Diana Bogan

riety and fun in three sections, Parks said. "Leopold
Stokowski transcribed it into a symphony orchestra
favorite, and Vladimir Horowitz often performed,it
on the piano. The Adagio has ahaunting melody of-
ten performed bN such cellists as Pablo Casals and
Yo-Yo Ma. The Fugue is a glorious tribute to.God
and life."
Works by other composers will round out the pro-

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Island Historical Society celebrates 15 years

The Anna Maria Island Historical Society, founded
in 1990, will soon celebrate its 15th anniversary.
The nonprofit organization was started by a group
of residents interested in preserving the Island heritage..
Starting with absolutely nothing no money, build-
ing or artifacts the group got busy spreading the


Memorial mass
A memorial mass for Jo Ann and Robert Heyne is
planned for 10:30 a.m: Feb. 7 at St. Bernard Catholic
Church, 246 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
Jo Ann Heyne, 71, of Holmes Beach, Indian Lake,
Ohio, and formerly of Dayton, Ohio, died June 13,
2004. She was a winter visitor to Anna Maria Island
since 1982, and bought a home in Holmes Beach in
1991. She was retired as secretary to the fire chief in
Dayton. She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic
Church, and was a member of the Women's Guild
there. She assisted Sister Nora of House of Prayer in
migrant worker assistance programs.
She is survived by brother Clarence Reusch of
North Carolina; and the "Texas Kids" Pam, Tim,
Chuck and Kevin.
Husband Robert Anthony Heyne, 75, of Holmes
Beach and Lakeview, Ohio, died Aug. 8, 2004. He was
.a'member of the 136 Dayton Fire Department, the
Milton Athletic Club, the Indian Lake FOE, Moose,
and Elks, VFW Post 2800, American Legion Post 24
and the Amvets Post 39.
He is survived by brother Harry of Beavercreek,
Ohio, and Arcanum, Ohio, and nine nieces and neph-

Linda Joanne Hill-Lawrance
Linda Joanne Hill-Lawrance, 61, of Tallahassee,
died Dec. 29.
Ms. Hill-Lawrance was a member of the Moose
Lodge, Bradenton Beach. She was Episcopalian.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home, Marietta, Ga., is
in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by daughters Tanya A. Biggers and
Debra Frieden, both of Canton, Ga.; brother John Brust
of Bradenton; and four grandchildren.

word that they were seeking to build a collection of old
pictures, maps, books and early Island items and it soon
began to grow.
After spending two years in a small building on
Crescent Street, the Anna Maria City Commission
agreed to let the historical society take over the 1920s-
built ice house building on Pine Avenue and Crescent
There have been many changes since 1992. The
museum is crowded with rare items and Belle Haven,
a 1920 cottage rescued from demolition, is being re-
stored to serve as a general store. Members hope it will
be open to the public on Heritage Day, March 5.
The first event planned for the anniversary celebra-
tion will be an afternoon performance by the Jazz Pres-
ervation Band at the museum, 402 Pine Ave., from 4
to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3.
A donation of $5 is suggested. Refreshments will
be served. Those attending should bring chairs.
On Friday, Feb. 4, the 1920 film "Isle of Destiny"
will be shown from 4 to 6 p.m. at Holmes Beach City
Hall. Admission is free, but donations-will be appreci-

The Coalition Against Runaway Taxation citizens
group formed to fight rising property values and taxes
on Anna Maria Island will hold its next meeting at 7
p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, at the Holmes Beach City Hall.
CART president Don Schroder said he and other
CART officials were scheduled to appear before the
Manatee County Commission Jan. 25 to request permis-
sion to present their proposal for tax reform to county
commissioners Feb. 8 meeting (The Islander, Jan. 19).
CART has now been formed into an official non-
profit organization, he said, and the following people
were elected to office:
Don Schroder, president.
Nigel Brown, vice president.
Barbara Callaghan, secretary.
Karen LaPensee, treasurer.
In addition, said Schroder, Chuck Webb was ap-
pointed as CART attorney, while Ed Chiles was named
chairperson of the restaurant committee, Brown will
head up the hotels/motels committee, Alan Galletto is
chairperson of the real estate and rentals committee,

ated, a spokesperson said.
Monday, Feb 21, the Island Film Festival will con-
tinue with a screening of "On An Island With You."
Filmed on Anna Maria Island and at Cypress Gardens
in 1947, the color film stars Esther Williams, Peter
Lawford, Jimmy Durante, Cyd Charisse and Ricardo
Montalban and features the music of Xavier Cugat.
The film festival, which runs through April, is free,
although seating is limited.and tickets must be procured
from Holmes Beach City Hall or the Island Museum.
There will be a matinee at 4 p.m. and evening feature
at 7 p.m.
March is Manatee County Heritage month and
Anna Maria Island Heritage Day is Saturday, March 5,
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the museum. There will be
music, food, vendors, crafts and tours of the museum
and Belle Haven.
March 9, all historical society volunteers will be
guests of honor at a noon luncheon at the Beach House
Restaurant in Bradenton Beach.
For more information, call the museum at 778-
0492 or 778-1514.

while Greg Dutton and John Cagnina are in charge of
the retail committee.
The public is invited to attend the Feb. 1 meeting.

Center site plan review
The Anna Maria Planning and Zoning Board Jan.
24 rescheduled its initial site plan review of the Anna
Maria Island Community Center remodeling project
to Feb. 28 after determining it did not yet have a re-
view of the plan by an outside planning consultant.
Building Official Kevin Donohue said the city
has been trying to hire an outside consultant to review
the project, but to date has been unsuccessful. The
Center will have to pay the cost of the consultant's
Donohue said he expected the city to have a
planner hired and the plans reviewed well in ad-
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By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Bradenton Beach city commissioners met in special
session Jan. 11 to hear a report from Commissioner Bill
Shearon on why so few restaurant operations decided to
bid on the concession for the city pier, although a number
of bid packets were taken. Only one bid was submitted and
that was rejected by the commission.
Shearon had undertaken to contact everyone who
picked up a packet but then failed or declined to bid on

the concession. The answers, according to those he
spoke with, is that the city feeds to make some conces-
sions before they are interested in the concession.
"The biggest concern was that the numbers do not
match" what the city wants for a lease, said Shearon.
The city's demand for 12 percent of the monthly
gross or a minimum of $5,000 per month was too much
to make the restaurant work, according to Shearon's
He said he spoke with some other Bradenton Beach

Two Island churches, pastors rank big

By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Two Island pastors will be in Crystal Beach this
weekend for the annual gathering of the International
Council of Community Churches Florida Fellowship,
one as president and the other to head a seminar.
The Rev. Gary Batey, pastor of Roser Memorial
Conlmmunit\ Church, is president of the state organiza-
tion and secretary of the international council. The Rev.
Bill Grossman, pastor of Harvey Memorial Community
Church, and his wife Allene will chair a seminar on
"Transitions to a Comniunit\ Church."
Theme of the gathering \\ ill be "Seasons of the
Spirit," and it will be explored in meetings all day Sat-
urday, Jan. 29.
Batey said a community church typically is founded
to serve Christians % hose regular denomination is not
represented in a community, such as Anna Maria Island,
where six churches leave denominational gaps.
Roser is a good example, he said. It was founded
when the pioneer Roser family donated a chapel to the
churchless Island in 1913. Itwas designed as "a place
where anyone who wanted to have religious services
could do so," Batey said. The Rosers wanted it to be
free from alignment with any denomination, with
members from all.
Harvey, too, is nondenominational or all-de-
nominational, said Pastor Grossman. The church was
begun by the Rev. Joseph Harvey in 1946, then meet-
''ig'iintfih commriiufity center of the Pines Trailer Park
in Bradenton Beach. The congregation subsequently
bought a wooden U.S. Army barracks, moved it to its
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"It originally served as a community church and a
social service agency for the city of Bradenton Beach,"
Grossman said, "and for a time it housed the Tingley Li-
brary. Services % ere N ear-around for awhile, then season-
only, and for the past five years year-around again.".
A community church is not a competitor for de-
nominations, Batey stressed, but "gathers people from
the community who might come from various Chris-
tian back ro:u ndsJ for the purpose of emphasizing love
of Christ and sharing Christ's message with the world."
The international council was very influential in,'
the mid-20th century\ ecumenical nmoIement. he said,
and in the strtuggle again t racism It \\s formed of two
church groups, one all white and one all black, "which
in 1950 was amazing," Batey said.
It is unique in having no central authority, he said,
no requirement for uniformity in doctrines and prac-
tices, each congregation making its own decisions and
charting its own course.
Its motto probably says it all as well as it can be
said: "Unity Without Uniformity."

Canniff, Webb resign from P&Z
Anna Maria Planning and Zoning Board Chairman
Charles Canniff has submitted his resignation from the
board to Mayor SueLynn effective Feb. 8. Canniff will
still be chairperson when the Sandbar restaurant makes
the initial presentation of its site plan at the Feb. 7
board nmeetine
At the same time, attorney Chuck Webb has re-
signed from the P&Z board effective immediately.
Webb is also a former city commissioner who served
a two-year term, but declined to seek re-election in
November 2003.

restaurant operators who confirmed that making any
restaurant operate profitably at those prices would be
In addition, Shearon reported other complaints
were the demand for a 7 a.m. to 10 p.m..daily opera-
tion, competition from nine other restaurants and two
ice cream parlors within walking distance of the pier,
negotiating a new lease every year with five city com-
missioners, too many requirements for personal infor-
mation in the bid package, the need to upgrade the fa-
cility, no lease agreement in the bid package, and an.
unclear date when the pier would be ready for occu-
pancy. Shearon turned up 11 major objections to the
bid. package.
Most of those who picked up a bid package as-
sumed the lease would be subject to- negotiations, he
Commissioner John Shaughnessy agreed. He
talked to the lone bidder, Michael Glazier, who said he
had thought there would be negotiations to complete a
deal to lease the facility, not an outright rejection by the
Commissioner Lisa Marie Phillips, who has previ-
ously been in the restaurant business on the Island,
-agreed that the comrnissioli could consider a lower base
rate for the lease, but objected to complaints about
"Whatever goes in there must be competitive," she
Shearon suggested the commission look for a con-
sultant to draw up a lease and establish a number of
other criteria for the concession, but Phillips said she
"wasn't fond" of consultants.
She said the concession doesn't even have to be a
restaurant, and believed the city could even consider
running its own operation from the pier. Whatever goes
on the pier will "soar" when the waterborne taxi starts
dropping off mainland visitors at the pier, she said.
No "fancy agreements" are needed, Phillips
claimed. "Let's just offer space at our price" and see
who makes an offer.
But Shaughnessy noted that other businesses in the
area are suffering because of a lack of pier traffic.
.-Commissioners eventually agreed to have Shearon
find out how much a consultant would charge to'draw
up a lease agreement that would include exactly who
pays for what and who is responsible for what. Terms
of the lease will be discussed when and if a consultant
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Recon led the Way
for Cortez resident
Harry Howey of Cortez remembers that on Dec. 7,
1941, he was working at a gas station in Mantua, N.J.,
when he heard the Japanese had bombed Pearl Harbor
and America was now in World War II.
Although just 21 years old, he had a newspaper and
magazine delivery service in addition to his gas station
duties, so there wasn't any big rush to join up, although
he planned to do his duty for his country.
He got his "greetings" from President Roosevelt in
December 1942 "requesting" he. report for duty in the.

armed forces. With that in hand, Harry turned over his
delivery business to his new wife, Doris, and headed to
Fort Dix, N.J.
Following basic training, Harry went to radio school
in Georgia, where he was assigned to the newly formed
16th Mechanized Cavalry.. By the fall of 1943, the 16th
was sent to New England for coastal guard duty.
The excitement of guarding the coastline from en-
emy infiltrators or submarines had worn thin by.mid-
1944. "We ere in parades and bond drives and other
stuff, but we started to wonder if we would ever get
overseas and into the big fight," said Harry.
Not to worry. The U.S. War Department ordered
the 16th to Europe on Nov. 1, 1944. The brigade sailed
from New York on the Queen Elizabeth on an
unescorted voyage that the crew of the QE said was
"one of the roughest crossings" they ever had.
But the 16th didn't immediately join the war. They
were first assigned as guards of a prisoner of war camp
in England. While the Battle of the Bulge raged in
Europe in late December 1944, the 16th was still stuck
behind the front lines.

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Cortez resident Harry.Howey ih 1943 as a member
of the 16th Mechanized Cavalry.

That ended in February 1945 when they were
shipped to Europe as part of Patton's 3rd Army.
"We landed, got into the trucks and drove right to
the front lines. I got blisters on my.bottom from bounc-
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Like countless other soldiers before them, Harry
and his buddies were "nervous and scared" their first
time in combat. "I remember someone hit a booby trap
and got killed the first night. That settled us down
pretty quick."
Unfortunately for Harry and his company, they
were part of the 16th Reconnaissance Squadron, the
soldiers who \ ent out ahead of the rest of the di\ vision
looking to make contact \ ith the enemy\ and give in-
formation on their location.
"We were the lead guys, so the Germans would
open up on us. We'd then tell the division where they
were. We got shot at a lot."
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number of friends in combat, and those are memories
that he's never shared with anyone until now.
"Let's just say I-saw a lot of combat and let it go

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at that. We had a high casualty rate.and were always
short of men. One time, we had to go into enemy ter-
ritory with just a jeep and three of us."
On one patrol, the German artillery blew up the
leadjeep directly in front of Harry, killing a lot of his
comrades. That hurt.
By the beginning of April 1945, however, Harry
and the recon patrol began to take large numbers of
enemy soldiers who just surrendered when the patrol
appeared. The war was winding down, and Harry be-
gan to think he and the recon squad just might make it.
They were moving fast as part of Patton's dash across
Europe. Harry and a recon patrol of about 20 soldiers were
told to take an underground factory and hold it until a regu-
lar company of 160 men could arrive.
"The factory manager told us there were S.S.
(SchutzStaffel) troops in the woods and it was danger-
ous to go outside. So-we stayed in for three days. Af-
ter the regular company arrived and we left, we later
learned the S.S. had come down and wiped them out.
I guess we were too few for the S.S. to bother with.
That was another lucky day."
When the war in Europe ended, Harry and the 16th
Recon weren't exactly o\ ercome \% ith joy because they
were inunediatel! ordered to the Philippines to prepare
for the invasion of Japan.
Other divisions were heading home, but Harry and
the 16th ended up in Marseilles, France. They sent all
their equipment and possessions ahead on a ship, then
boarded a troop transport for Manila.
It was early August.on the second day out at sea
near the Azores when they got the news that an atom
bomb had been dropped on Japan.
"We didn't know what an a-bomb was, but we
learned fast. There were a lot of happy fellows around
when we were diverted from Manila back to the United
States." Unfortunately for Harry, a lot of personal pos-
sessions and equipment went to Manila and it was
never recovered.
Harry was discharged in December 1945 and re-
turned to Mantua. His experiences in the war changed

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Island scouts collect
SAnna Maria Island Girl Scout Troop 187 is
collecting items to package and donate to the
American Red Cross.
Items include travel- or hotel-size lotions,
moist towlettes, combs, toothpaste, toothbrushes,
shower gel, hairbrushes, shampoo, conditioner,
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Troop leader Ursula Stemm said her troop of
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his life.
"I wouldn't have missed the war for the world. It's
been a real important part of my life.,I was real lucky. I
never even got wounded, but I lost a lot of good friends."
After discharge, Harry and Doris opened a trailer
park in New Jersey and started a family. In 1959, they
decided they'd had enough of the New Jersey winters.
They sold the park and headed to Bradenton where they
eventually discovered Cortez.
They purchased the Cortez Trailer Park in August
1959 and have been there ever since. Harry is now re-
tired and his son currently operates the park.
.He has seldom discussed his WWII.experiences
until now, and is quick to point out that he was just an
ordinary soldier who did his duty.
"I wasn't a hero. The heroes are still there. I was
just doing my job," Harry recalled.
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All items must be unused, but Stemm said they
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Items may be dropped off at the following lo-
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Breakfast: Belgian Waffle Sticks with Syrup, Peanut
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Island property transactions
104, 106, & 108 36th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,689 sfla
/ 2,763 sfur 3bed/2bath gulffront home built in 1952 on a
90x140 lot and two 722 sfla/ 906 sfur 2bed/lbath cottages
with pool built in 1947 on a 100x165 lot was sold 01/6/
05, Thompson to Windsock LLC, for $2,000,000.
536 69th St., Holmes Beach, a 3,020 sfla / 3,892
sfur 5bed/3bath canalfront home built in 1968 on a
16,640 sf lot was sold 01/05/05, Deam to Whitenack,
for $1,250,000.
504 Bay Drive S., Bradenton Beach a 1,784 sfla /
2,464 sfur 4bed/2bath bayfront home built in 1940 on
a 50x77 lot was sold 01/04/05, Lohn to Cantrell for
534 67th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,922 sfla / 2,680
sfur 3bed/2bath/2car canalfront pool home built in
1971 on a 90x113 lot was sold 01/06/05, Coury to
Weaver for $860,000; list $935,000.
627 Dundee Lane, Holmes Beach, a 1,687 sfla /
2,530 sfur 2bed/2bath/2 car cainalfront home built in
1968 on a 10,890 sq/ft lot was sold 01/04/05, Masser
to Boutin for $800,000; list $829,000.
2801 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, a 1,404 sfla /
2,345 sfur 3bed/2bath pool home built in 1994 on a
50x100 lot was sold 01/06/05, Brown to Linn for
1800 Gulf Drive, La Costa Unit 212, Bradenton
Beach, a 952 sfla / 1,088 sfur condo built in 1979 was
sold 01/05/05, Wolf to Willis for $600,000.
520 56th St., Holmes Beach a 2,212 sfla / 2,732
sfur 4bed/2bath canalfront home built in 1955 on a 82
X82 lot was sold 01/07/05, Flagship National Bank to
Ingell for $550,000.
249 17th St. N., Bradenton Beach, Bradenton
Beach Club, a 1,425 sfla / 1,688 sfur 2bed/2bath condo
built in 2003 was sold 01/04/05 AMI Bayshore Devel-
opment to Walker for $550,000.
7216 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, a 1,900 sfla /
3,086 sfur 3bed/3bath/2car home built in 1988 on a
6,621 sf lot was sold 01/05/05, Weingart to Rash for
100 73th St. Coconuts Unit 202, Holmes Beach, a
660 sfla/ 780 sfur lbed/lbath condo built in 1972 was
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215 661th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,114 sfla / 1,390
sfur 2bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1977 on a 54x105
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1801 Gulf Drive N. Runaway Bay Unit 116,
SBradenton Beach, a 1080 sfla / 1140 sfur 2bed/2bath
condo built in 1978 was sold 01/04/05, Murrell to
Donohue for $374,900; list $374,900.
1325 Gulf Drive, Tortuga Inn, a Unit 125,
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2003 was, sold 01/04/05, Mullens to Raabe for
534 70th Street, Holmes Beach, a.1,296 sfla/ 2,261
sfur 2bed/2bath/lcar canalfront home built in 1969 on
a 13,547 sq.ft lot was sold 01/11/05, Brausch to Buky,
for $750,000.
254 17th St. N., Bradenton Beach, Bradenton
Beach Club, Unit 24, a 1,425 sfur 2/bed/2bath condo
built in 2004 was sold 01/14/05, AMI Bayshore Devel-
opment to Vincent for $610,000; list $629,000.
509 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, a canalfront

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12/05, Miller to Foy for
$530,000; list $569,900.
1301 Bay Drive N.,
Bradenton Beach, Bay Compiled by Jesse
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sfur 2bed/2bath bayfront at Gulf-Bay Realty of
condo built in 1982 was Holmes Beach. He can be
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sfur 2bed/2.5bathl2car home built in 1971 on a 83x100
lot sold 01/11/05, Clewell to Divita for $458,000; list
200 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach, Azure
Shores, a 1,176 sfla/ 1,932 sfur 2bed/lbed home built
in 1958 on a 51x100 lot was sold 01/12/05, Pattullo to
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1,523 sfur 2bed/2bath/lcar half duplex built in 1980 on
a 58x75 lot was sold 01/11/05, O'Donnell to Wilson for
$360,000; list $375,000.
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"I've got a lot of it [energy] now," he said with a
Biosa products include a lotion, daily drink and a
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For more information on Biosa, contact Michael at
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A Paradise Realty at 5203 Gulf Drive in
Bradenton Beach recently added Diane-Alford and
Michelle Putnam to its team of sales agents and sup-
port staff.
In addition, A Paradise named Nicole Skaggs as
the top selling agent for December 2004, while
Quentin Talbert took the top listing agent a\\ ard for
the same month.
For more information on A Paradise Realty call

Get healthy
Holmes Beach resident Michael Vinhage has the
exclusive Florida distributorshipfor Biosa, a Danish
health food product that has shown remarkable
success in helping treat a variety of human ailments
since Vinhage first brought the product to the Island
last June. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

Islander embraces Biosa
Holmes Beach resident Michael Vinhage says it
was just by lucky chance that he was introduced to the
revolutionary Danish health food known as Biosa.
The product, a combination of naturally found
herbs and lactic acid bacteria, has been produced in
Denmark for nearly 10 years, but was virtually un-
known outside that country, and was unavailable in
America. .
That \\as until Michael's % ife \\ ho suffered from
severe cracking of the skin and hands,,happened to
meet a Danish tourist on the Island in November 2003.
"He saw her hands and gave her a bottle of Biosa
lotion. She tried it and within weeks her hands healed,"
exclaimed Michael. "She had been to four dermatolo-
gists who could not find a cause and had no cure. She'd
tried cortisone, hand creams, everything."
Intrigued by this unique product, Michael began
researching Biosa. The results were startling.
He found that Biosa was developed by Danish vet-
erinarian Vagn Baastrup, who was suffering from a
life-threatening and untreatable illness until he used a
formula of herbs and lactic acid bacteria that improved
the health of farm livestock. The product was a
lacobacil fermented drink with herbs such as basil,
chamomile, dill, elder, juniper, parsley, rosemary, sage
and thyme added.
Starting with a small daily dose, Baastrup noticed
an improvement within a few days. His pain stopped,
his intestines were cleansed of harmful bacteria, his
energy returned and his constant diarrhea disappeared.
"One positive thing after another happened," he said.
Michael also discovered that Biosa was not avail-
able in North America, only in Denmark and a few
European countries. He contacted Baastrup, tried the
formula himself and immediately spent four months
obtaining his franchise to sell and distribute Biosa.
"It's wonderful," said Michael, who began selling
Biosa in June 2004.
"I haven't had a cold or the flu since I started tak-
ing Biosa, and my almost constant allergies have dis-
Other testimonials to Biosa now appear on
Michael's Web site at BiosaFlorida.com.
The product is not yet available in health food
shops, only through Michael's company. But he's in
negotiations with several local stores. In the meantime,
Michael's happy just being a small company.
"But the word is spreading," and Michael plans to
eventually sell his home security business and devote
his fulltime energies to Biosa.
"I've gotten calls for orders from California, New
Jersey, Canada, so people are learning." The day will
come when Biosa expands and Michael is ready.

Palm Gables
An artist's rendition of the Palm Gables condomini-
ums at 3600 Fourth Ave. in Holmes Beach.

Palm Gables has quiet luxury
Construction of the Palm Gables condominiums
in Holmes Beach is under way and the seven-unit
project promises luxury in a quiet, beachfront atmo-
sphere away from mainstream traffic.
Listing agent Barry Gould of Island Vacation
Properties said two of the units have already been sold,
another is under contract, and interest in the remaining
condos is running high.
"This is a secluded area along the beachfront, so
.owners are not going to be bothered by a lot of traffic.
And the units are luxurious," he noted with pride. With
two, possibly three, units already sold, "there's obvi-
ously already a lot of interest in this project," he added.
Palm Gables has two condominium buildings, one
of which will be newly constructed. The existing struc-
ture is being remodeled to fit the ambiance of the Key
West architectural style of the new building. A single-
family home on the site is also being remodeled and
will be offered as a separate unit, but will remain part
of the condominium association.
The Key Palm Villa is the main attraction of the
new building, featuring three bedrooms, three-and-a-
half baths and 1,900 square feet of living space, not to
mention the generous patio space. All units come with
garage parking.
An open house for Palm Gables will be held Jan.
29 and 30 and anyone interested in attending should
contact Barry at 448-5500.
The project is being developed by Patrick
McConnell with Whitehead Construction Co. of Cortez
as the contractor. Prices start at $1.5 million.
For more information on Palm Gables, call Gould
or visit the Web site at www.palmgables.com.


opens Gordito's
Former Bradenton Beach City Commissioner Pe-
ter Barreda is back in the restaurant business, this time
with the Jan. 24 opening of Gordito's Taqueria and
Wings at 8799 Cortez Road in Bradenton. The location-
was known as Wingnutz.
Barreda was previously the owner of the Cortez
But Gordito's is not your ordinary restaurant for
wings and tacos, and it has a definite Latin flavor.
Being Cuban-American, Barreda's menu features
Cuban chicken mole, tacos, fajitas, burritos and a va-

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New in sales
Linda Miller
recently joined the
residential sales
staff of SunCoast
Real Estate at
5402 Marina
Drive in the Island
Shopping Center
in Holmes Beach.
To reach Linda,
call 779-0202.

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riety of Cuban-American dishes. All items are priced
under $10 and Gordito's also serves beer.
Service can be dine-in or take-out and Barreda is also
offering free delivery to select areas, including Bradenton
Beach. Hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday
through Saturday and noon until 8 p.m. on Sunday. For
more information, call 761-3144.

Amy comes in two
Amy Welch has joined forces with Amy Dodge of
the Amy Dodge Aveda Salon and the business has been
renamed "A2" in honor of the two Amys.
A2 is located at 5315 Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach
in the Island Fitness Center.
To reach Amy or Amy, call778-8191.

Chamber business

exchange today
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
Swill hold its business card exchange get-together this
afternoon, Jan. 26, at the Tropic Isle.Inn at 101 22nd
St. in Bradenton Beach. For more information on the
exchange, contact the AMICC at 778-1541.
In other ne s, the chamber recently welcomed the
following new members:
The Banana Beach Guest House at 3233 Gulf
Drive in Holmes Beach, phone 778-5414.
Island Living at 3703 Fifth Ave. in Holmes
Beach, phone 908-0400.
Lifestyle Magic Inc. at 22 W. Monument Ave.
#27 in Kissimmee, phone 407-847-8988.
Jessica's Beach Lounge at 111 Seventh St. N. in
Bradenton Beach, phone 778-0830.
Fidelity title & Exchange Services at 2401 Mana-
tee Ave. W. in Bradenton, phone 747-5768.
Northwestern Mutual at 1605 Main St. #606 in
Sarasota, phone 308-2503.
Vancoup Mortgage Group Inc. at 2401 Manatee
Ave. W. in Bradenton, phone 714-0508.
The UPS Store at 7322 Manatee Ave. W. in
Br~denton, phone 792-0638.
Cody's Carpet at 1908 38th St. W. in Bradenton,
phone 714-0668.

Wedebrock winners
Gail Tutewiler of Wedebrock Real Estate's
Holmes Beach office was named top listing agent for
December and also won top selling agent honors for the
Other top listing agent honors went to Geoff Wall
and Wayne Harris of the Holmes Beach office, and
Tina Rudek and Cindy and Mike Migone of the
Longboat Key office.
Top selling agents for December also included
Wall and Harris of the Holmes Beach office, Ron
Hayes of Longboat Key, and the team of Jenine and
Bruce Meyer from the Longboat Key office.
Wedebrock Real Estate is located at 3224 E. Bay
Drive in Holmes Beach and 6350 Gulf of Mexico Drive
on Longboat Key. Call 778-0700 or 383-5543 for more

Vacation on the Island
The top sales agent at Island Vacation Properties
at 3001 Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach was Ted
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'Over the Tavern' replete with warmth, wit, Boyd's direction

By Robert Noble
Islander Correspondent
Playwright Tom Dudzick has found an ideal direc-
tor in Preston Boyd for the current Island Players pro-
duction of his work "Over the Tavern."
Both men have wisdom, warmth and a deep sense
of humanity. Boyd is able to give vigorous shape and
form to the humor and pathos in Dudzick's tale of a
Buffalo, N.Y., family in 1959. Three boys and a girl
live with their parents over the tavern run by dad, Chet
Pazinski, who is not an easy man to live with either as
a husband or father. Mom, Ellen, is a long-suffering
homemaker, trying to make the best of a difficult situ-
The play centers around Rudy (Vincent Simone),
going through the agonies of adolescence and the dif-
ficulties of a Catholic-school education, in particular
the tutelage of Sister Clarissa (Laura Morales).
Young Simone is gloriously up to the challenge. A
naturally gifted young actor, he has been growing by
leaps and bounds with each appearance on area stages.
He has wit, charm and terrific timing. His beguiling
intensity wins an audience from his first appearance.
He gets great support from brothers Eddie (Justin
"JB" Braun) and Georgie (Kyle Shoemaker). Braun is
a gangl\ scarecrow with talent and energy to burn. A
standout in the recent "Peter Pan" at the Asolo theater,
Braun gives a lift to every scene in which he appears.
His big speech about S-E-X is a riot.
Shoemaker, in the difficult role of the mentally
challenged brother, plays with imagination and insight,
finding fresh, original ways of physically portraying
the boy's disabilities. It is touching, heartfelt work. He
also contributes some riotous comedy when he repeats
a four-letter expletive at inopportune moments.
Cheryl Kay rounds out the siblings with a delight-
ful, perky performance as sister Annie.
Another sign of Boyd's directorial gift is how
beautifully the actors interrelate. There is a real feeling
of family and sharing both the joys and pains of
growing up and growing older. Diana Shoemaker
brings a warm, loving understanding to the mother. Her
work is subtle and true. As Papa, Thomas Allen seemed
to stumble in the beginning with his dialogue, but
gained strength as he progressed from bombastic hard-
headedness to vulnerable, caring parent. His big scene
with the teacher-nun Sister Clarissa, in which the mys-
tery of his old hand injury is cleared up, was full of
depth and dimension.
Morales gave Sister Clarissa a feisty toughness that
covered up a soft interior. With her dreaded clicker at
the ready, she coped with rebellious students, the on-
rush of puberty and a slipping headdress with equal
aplomb. Following a heart attack, brought on by a guilt-
stricken Rudy, she moved us with her new-found com-
passion and understanding.
Dudzick's play is often-wise, warm and witty, as


extends 3


The Manatee Players will present its award-win-
ning "Metamorphoses" for three more performances in
February, preparatory to heading north for regional
Tom Aposporos, Island businessman and former
commissioner of the City of Anna Maria, plays a strong
role in the production. He will continue with the cast
on its trip to Greensboro, N.C., as the Florida entry in
the Southeast Theater Conference contests in March.
It will be presented at Lakewood Ranch High
School, 5500 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., at 8 p.m. Feb.
16-18. Tickets at $5 are available at the Riverfront
Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton, or by calling
The Manatee presentation won many awards in the
Florida Theatre Conference competition, including
"best performance," in November. The production, by
Mary Zimmerman, was nominated for three Tony
awards at its launch in 2002, when Time magazine
called it "the theater event of the year."

At home 'Over the Tavern'
The Pazinskis, portrayed by, left to right, Justin "JB" Braun, Diana Shoemaker, Vincent Simone, Tom Allen
and Kyle Shoemaker, gather around the family dinner table. Islander Photos: Bonner Joy

in Boyd's direction, and there are laughs galore,
many based on religious jokes, but none blas-
phemous. For example: "That no meat on Fri-
day rule is probably because the disciples had
a fish business!"
Once again, this lovely little playhouse has
come up with first-rate technical work: John
Flannery's multi-roomed apartment was func-
tional and atmospheric; Don Bailey's excellent
costumes defined character and period; and
Chris McVicker's lighting was solid and imagi-
natively included a stained-glass window pro-
jection on the front curtain.
Spend an evening with the talented folk at
the Island Players. You won't regret it.
"Over the Tavern" plays Tuesday-Saturday
at 8 p.m. at the Island theater through Feb. 6,
including two more Sunday matinees starting at
2 p.m. Tickets are $15 and the box office is
open Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and an
hour before each performance. The theater is at
10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. For box office
information, call 778-5755.

Boyd takes
time to
discuss and
enjoy the
script with
14- Lea,-old
Simone, says
Boyd, plays
"down" to
the central
part of the
in "Over the

Anna Maria's Tom Aposporos in his dramatic role in the Manatee Players "Metamorphoses."

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THE ISLANDER 0 JAN. 26, 2005 0 PAGE 23


Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Jan. 15, 500 block of North Shore Drive, distur-
bance. Deputies responded to a reported domestic dis-
pute, although both parties denied any domestic vio-
lence had occurred. According to the report, the woman
involved told police she cut her hand when she broke
the window in the front door,.but her actions were due
to being upset over something unrelated to her compan-
Jan. 15, 100 block of Hammock Road, missing
adult. A young woman was reported as missing by a
friend. According to the report, the woman told her
friend she was heading to Brooksville, Fla., but the
woman's mother told police she was no longer at that
Jan. 17, Gulf Drive and Archer Way, information.
A driver putting shell down in the parking lot of the
Island Baptist Church got the rear tires of his truck
stuck in the drainage ditch when he backed his truck up:
to turn around. This caused some damage to the city
right of w ay, which was repaired by the driver.
Jan. 18, 700 block of Jacaranda Road, disturbance.
According to the report, two roommates got into a ver-
bal argument when one came home late from a concert
and \\oke the other up by making too much noise.

Bradenton Beach
Jan. 14, 100 block of Fifth Street South, Baker Act.
A woman accused by a resident of trespassing on her
property was taken into custody under the Baker Act.
According to the report, the woman indicated to the
officer that she was under the influence of drugs and
alcohol and wanted to harm herself.
Jan. 15, 1700 Gulf Drive, Coquina Park, burglary..
A woman reported her bag stolen from her rental ve-

Holmes Beach
Jan. 15, 100 block of 51st Street, burglary. A man was
arrested when he broke intb his father's home. According
to the report, the son has a standing trespass warning for

Holmes Beach considers
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach city commissioners were to con-
sider an ordinance increasing the city's contribution to
the police retirement fund at press deadline Jan. 25
meeting, but the commissioners want the contribution
tied to available state funds rather than the city bud-
get, as the police pension board had requested.
At their Jan. 11 workshop, commissioners
heard discussion from retirement board attorney
Lee Dehner that the city's increase to the fund
would only be 3 percent more per officer than the
current 34 percent of an officer's salary. The annual
cost to the city would be about $21,000, Dehner
Mayor Carol Whitmore, however, was op-
posed, because other city staff only get a 9 percent
contribution from the city.
Commissioner Roger Lutz said he wanted the

his father's'residence. According to police, he forced en-
try into the home through the sliding-glass door while the
father was home. Officers found the suspect hiding in a
bedroom closet and charged him with occupied burglary
and possession of a burglary tool.
Jan. 15, 5800 block of Holmes Boulevard, driver's
license. A woman was issued a summons for driving on
a revoked driver's license.
Jan. 15, 2800 block of Avenue E, burglary. A man
reported finding evidence that someone utilized one of
his rental units without permission. According to the
report, the unit had been cleaned in preparation for ten-
ants expected to arrive the next day, but a check of the
unit shortly before the tenant's arrival showed some-
one had entered the unit leaving behind clothing, gar-
bage and beverages.
Jan. 16, 6200 block of Marina Drive, drugs. George
Ellis, 19, and William Pomerleau, 21, both of Holmes
Beach, were arrested for possession of drug paraphera-
lia and marijuana found at their home during a party. Of-

police pension increase
city to be competitive with other police depart-
ments in the area and meet state retirement require-
ments, but opined that the funding increase should
be tied to the estimated $22,000 in excess state
premium taxes collected annually from each
Holmes Beach homeowner's property insurance
policy. If the money isn't collected and sent by the
state, there would be no funding increase, he said.
The retirement board wants the city to guarantee
the additional funding from the city budget if the
excess premiums don't come from the state.
Dehner attempted to explain to the commis-
sion how retirement funds and the excess premi-
ums plan operate, but there was some confusion.
"I understood it until you explained it,"
quipped Commissioner Don Maloney.
Commissioner Rich Bohnenberger suggested the
city just dissolve the retirement board and put all
police officers into the Florida Retirement System.

ficers responded to the home to address a number of ille-
gally parked vehicles. According to the report, officers
confiscated two beer kegs that a 19-year-old admitted
bringing to the party and several drug paraphernalia items
Pomerleau admitted owning. Police also'confiscated ap-
proximately 78.1 grams of marijuana found in Ellis' bed-
room. Charges against Ellis also. include intent to sell
marijuana based on the evidence found.
Jan. 16, 5700 block of Carissa Street, theft. A
woman reported several compact discs stolen from her
Jan. 16, 2800 block of Avenue E, loitering. A man
and woman were arrested after residents reported see-
ing the couple loitering on a property that had recently
been burglarized.
Jan. 17, 5600 block of Guava Street, information.
A woman reported purchasing a magazine subscription
from a young man who had solicited her at her home.
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8 to 9 a.m. "Good Morning Longboat Key" at the
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Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 387-9519.
9 a.m. Horseshoe games at Anna Maria City Hall
Park, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.

Thursday, Jan. 27
5 to 5:45 p.m. Jazz dance for ages 8-10 at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
5 to 7p.m. Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce
-Business After Hours at Mattison's Culinary Emporium,
525 Bay Isles Pkwy., Suite 25, Longboat Key. Information:
387-9519. Fee applies.
7p.m. Bingo at Annie Silver Community Center,
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Friday, Jan. 28
4 to 6 p.m. Tibetan Buddhist Monk Geshe Lama
Tenzin Dhargye presents "Path to Enlightenment and
Daily Useful Life Practice" at 109B 13th St. S., Bradenton
Beach. Information: 779-9074. Donation requested.
6 to 9p.m. Smooth jazz by Les Sabler & City Heat
at St. Armands Circle, Sarasota. Information: 388-1554.
8 p.m. Florida West Coast Symphony "Master-
works" at Neel Performing Arts Center, Manatee Commu-
nity College, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information:
953-3434. Fee applies.

Saturday, Jan. 29
8 a.m. to 1 p.m. White elephant bazaar at Terra
Ceia Manor, 5619 Bayshore Road, Palmetto. Information:
, 722-7640.
8:30 a.m. Kiwanis Club breakfast meeting at Fit to
Eat Deli, 5315 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:

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9 a.m. Horseshoe games at Anna Maria City Hall
Park, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information:-752-
9:30 a.m. to noon Digital photography workshop
with Andy Little at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-
1908. Fee applies.
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. -- "Circus Spectacular" family fes-
tival at the Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore
Road, Sarasota. Information: 358-3180. Fee applies.
1 to 5 p.m. Open house for the Baha'i faith of
Manatee County worship/unity center, 6404 Manatee
Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 746-0779.
4 to 6 p.m. Tibetan Buddhist Monk Geshe Lama
Tenzin Dhargye presents "Path to Enlightenment and
Daily Useful Life Practice" at 109B 13th St. S., Bradenton
Beach. Information: 779-9074. Donation requested.

Sunday, Jan. 30
3 p.m. Pipe organ music of Bach performed by
Carl Parks at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1813.

Monday, Jan. 31
12:30 p.m. Screening of Island residents Debra
Hussong and Michael Stahr's film "Cut" at the Hollywood
20, 1993 Main Street, Sarasota. Information: (877) 733-

Tuesday, Feb. 1
10:30 a.m. Screening of Islander Debra Hussong's
"Battered, Bruised and Broken" at Bayshore High School,
5401 34th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 751-7004.
Noon to 3:30 p.m. Friendly bridge at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
1 to 4 p.m. Veterans service officer at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Ap-
pointments: 749-3030.
7 to 9 p.m. Boating skills and seamanship program
atthe U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, 5801 53rd Ave., Ct. W.,
Bradenton. Information: 798-9544. Fee applies.

Wednesday, Feb. 2
7 to 8 a.m. Pier Regulars meeting at the Anna
Maria City Pier, 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Informa-
tion: 778-7062.
9 a.m. Horseshoe games at Anna Maria City Hall
Park, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
1 p.m. Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island
roundtable discussion of future club goals and objectives

at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magno-
lia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-6083.

S One-stroke painting class with Jo Gustavsen at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria, through Jan. 28. Information: 778-
S1908. Fee applies.
"Portraits, Pictures & Sculpture" exhibit featuring
Lloyd Singer, Ann Terhardt and Richard Pollock at the
Glenn Gallery, Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860
Longboat Drive S., Longboat Key, through Jan. 30. Infor-
mation: 751-0266.
Photographer Lou Divita, artists Josephine Vegina
and Bettina Sego exhibitat the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, through Jan. 31. Informa-
tion: 778-6694.
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.
Basics of interior design class with Bettina Sego at
the Anna.Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria, through Feb. 3. Information: 778-1908.
Fee applies.
"Over the Tavern" at the Island Players, corner of
Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, through Feb. 6.
Information: 778-5755. Fee applies.
Traditional art 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. Informa-
tion: 778-2099. Fee applies.
German language class with Bettina Sego at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria, through Feb. 14. Information: 778-
1908. Fee applies.
Power Yoga for Kids ages 6-11 with Cindy Phillips
at the Island Fitness Center, 5317 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach, through Feb. 17. Information: 224-0292. Fee ap-
After-school theater training at the Riverfront The-
atre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton, through Feb. 24. Infor-
mation: 748-0111. Fee applies.
Saltwater fishing course with Capt. Ric Ehlis at the
Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat
Key, through Feb. 24. Information: 383-8811. Fee applies.
Classical figure drawing with Ginger White at the
Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd.,
Holmes Beach, through Feb. 25. Information: 778-2099.
Fee applies.

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League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through Feb.
28. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.
"Sew for Fun" at Roser Memorial Community
Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, through March 17.
Information: 795-8945.
Jazz dance for ages 11-14 at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center; 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria,
Through May 2. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
Jazz dance for ages 8-10 at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria,
through May 50. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
Jazz Preservation Band performance at the Anna
Maria Island Historical Museum Feb. 3.
Screening of "Isle of Destiny" at Holmes Beach City
Hall Feb. 4.
"Shells: Gems of the Sea" at South Florida Museum
Feb. 4.
U.S.O. Show at the American Legion Post 24 Feb.
"Personally Speaking" at the.Education Center,
Longboat Key Feb. 4.
*Art Target's Minimal Art/Maximum Exposure exhibit
at the Anna Maria Island Art League Feb. 4.
"Instant Karma" at St. Armands Circle Feb. 4-6.
Gene Ciliberti book signing at Mama Lo's Feb. 5.
Sweet Adelines show at Neel Performing Arts Cen-
ter Feb. 5.
JASON Live Expedition 2005: Disappearing Wet-
lands at Mote Marine Aquarium Feb. 5.
American Association of University Women fashion
show at El Conquistador Country Club Feb. 5.
American music concert at the Island Baptist
Church Feb. 6.

Warm reception
Wildlife photographer Lou Divita, watercolor and pastel artist Josephine Vegina, and local interior designer
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Maritime history just offshore; boating guide, too

A piece of U.S. Navy history lies buried on the
bottom of the Gulf of Mexico northwest of Anna Maria
The USS Narcissus, an 82-foot-lohg Union tug-
boat, struck a sandbar just north of the shipping chan-
nel leading into Tampa Bay on Jan. 3, 1866, during a
winter storm. The crew fought to get the ship back to
deep water, but the hull ruptured and the ship exploded,
when seawater poured into the boiler. All 29 members
of the crew died.
It was one of the single-worst disasters in naval
history at the time, according to Terry Tomalin with the
St. Petersburg Times.
Troops stationed at Egmont Key salvaged the
ship's armaments and left the hulk to eventually settle
into the sand. Waves-and currents slowly caused the
ship to disappear, although storms have periodically
left the wreck partially uncovered at times in the past
140 years.
It wasn't the first mishap of the vessel. The 115-ton
ship was patrolling Mobile Bay in December 1864
when it struck a mine that was seeded in the waters
during the Civil War. The blast lifted the hull from the
v. .ter. but the captain and crew were able to salvage the
vessel and get it to Pensacola for repairs. Almost two
years later, the ship set sail for New York to be decoim-
SThe winter storm brought other plans into play for
the Narcissus, though.

Boating guide to Tampa Bay
S There's a new, beautiful guide to Tampa Bay avail-
able through the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission and the Tampa Bay Estuary Program.
"Boating and angling guide to Tampa Bay" is
printed on waterproof paper and includes a very de-
tailed and gorgeous chart of the estuary, complete with
public boat-ramp locations, fishing piers, marinas and
artificial reef locations, including lat-long coordinates
and material. The chart covers from Tarpon Springs to
Anna Maria Island as well as all of the bays.
There are even hot fishing spots identified onthe
chart and, for the errant boater, marine towing opera-
tors with addresses and phone numbers.
"At high tide," according to the guide, "Tampa
Bay, Florida's largest open-water estuary, stretches 398
square miles. Popular for sport and recreation, the bay
also supports one of the world's most productive natu-
Sral systems. Estuaries like Tampa Bay, where saltwa-
ter from the sea meets and mixes with freshwater from
rivers and uplands, are nurseries for young fish, shrimp
and crabs. More than 70 percent of all fish, shellfish
and crustaceans spend some critical stage of their de-
velopment in these nearshore waters, protected from
larger predators that swim the open sea.
"Wildlife abounds along.the shores of Tampa Bay.
As many as 40,000 pairs of birds from the familiar
brown pelican to the colorful roseate spoonbill nest
in Tampa Bay every year. Others, including sandpip-
ers and white pelicans, are seasonal visitors."
The guide also offers information about seagrasses,
mangroves, salt marshes and oyster bars, and identifies
their locations. Even the lowly mud flat gets a mention:
"Mud flats around the bay's fringe are exposed at
low tide. Although these flats are barren of visible veg-

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Pygmy date palms are one of the best trees to plant if
you want landscaping that will withstand high winds
during hurricanes, according to author Pamela
Crawford in her new book, "Stormscaping: Land-
scaping to minimize wind damage in Florida. "
Islander Photo: Paul Roat
etation, they are teeming with life. Fiddler crabs, clams
and worms, which burrow in the mud, supply a veri-.
table feast for birds wading at low tide."
The free map should be available at all of the
Island's city halls and, shortly, at The Islander office.

Got gun locks?
Speaking of The Islander office, we've still got a
bunch of free gun locks, compliments of the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Please
stop by at 5404 Marina Drive and help yourself.
They make great bike locks, too.

Landscape stormproofing made simple
Remember the old adage about the mighty tree
breaking in the wind, while the slender reed merely
bent with the storm? Well, a new book by a Florida
author has lent some specificity to just what those trees
and reeds should be.
"Stormscaping: Landscaping to minimize wind;
damage in Florida" is author Pamela Crawford's advice
to which plantings can withstand a storm.
Virtually stormproof appears to be the pygmy date
palm, or roebeleni. "It's the only tree I can find no data
on ever going down in a storm," Crawford told the
Tampa Tribune.
Her book isn't.a scientific treatise, but merely an
assessment of what trees were standing after the
summer's four hurricanes hit the state. Crawford's ad-
vice is particularly valuable as homeowners begin to
think about what to replant after the four-storm devas-
Other top trees listed in her book to withstand the
weather are Bald cypress, Black ironwood, Crape
myrtle, Date palm, Live oak, Southern magnolia, Pindo
palm, Sabal palm, Saw palmetto, Senegal date palm
and Thatch palm.
At the bottom of the list of stormproof trees or
at th'e top of the list of trees destined to topple in a storm
-are Australian pine, Cherry laurel, Drake elm, Lau-
rel oak, Melaleuca, Queen palm, Sand pine and Water
Crawford also has some shrub hints to weatherize
your garden, such as Arboricola, Blue daze, Bromeliad,
Cardboard palm, Croton, Crown of thorns, Hibiscus,
Plumbago and Sea grape.
Crawford's book is just out and, at $29.95, should
be available at almost all bookstores.

Sandscript factoid
One of Crawford's "worst" trees during storms are
Laurel oaks, a tree that is very popular with non-Island
cities in streetscape plantings because of its fast rate of

Islander in
the war zone
Manatee High
School graduate
Steve Engelsen,
who grew up on
Anna Maria
Island, enjoys his
copy of The
Islander while on
duty with the
U.S. Army at
Bagram Air Base
in Afghanistan.
Mother Liz
Christie-Cline of
Holmes Beach
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home in May.

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Cold weather winnows fishers, warmer temps loom

By Capt. Mike Heistand
The weekend's cold front may have temporarily
put the chill on local fishing action, but look for better
fishing as better weather comes through this week.
Sheepshead action continues to be good near piers,
docks and pilings actually, off any structure and
redfishing is also constant in the backwater.
Grouper and snapper are also good offshore on the
days that one can get offshore between the wind and
high waves.
Capt. Ray Markham on the Flat Back II said, "It
looks like the party is over. Cooler water temperatures
are going to get even colder over the next week. Prior
to that front, fish were feeding pretty well -snook,
trout, redfish and flounder were in the catch column
this week for anglers." He took Chuck Bartges of
Sarasota and dad Bill out last week and, just north of
the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, put a nice keeper trout in
the box for dinner and, later in the day, caught and re-
leased some redfish from canals.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he caught quite a lot of flounder, a few small
keeper-size redfish and "tons" of ladyfish.
Bill.Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said cold
weather slowed fishing a bit, but with forecasts of
warmer temperatures as the week progresses the pre-
diction for better fishing increases as well. Last week
featured good reports of sheepshead and pompano, and
offshore action for grouper and snapper continues to be
great as long as the wind is light and the boats can
get out there.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said there are
lots of catches of small sheepshead, although there was
a "big" day of catches to 4 pounds. Other action in-
cludes a few black drum and some keeper-size.redfish.
Cliff Alcorn at the Anna Maria City Pier said
fishing has been slow with the weather, but there are
still reports of some slieepshead, some small flounder
and a few black drum.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said lots

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Grouper galore
Frank Torch of Sarasota holds up a red and gag grouper, left, while Terry Konk of Byron Center, Mich.,
holds a couple nice-size mangrove snapper caught while fishing in the Gulf of Mexico off Longboat Key with
Capt. Larry McGuire.

of sheepshead are coming to the dock, plus a few keeper-
size grouper caught by the shipping channel in Tampa Bay
and near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge and piers.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business out of Catch-
ers Marina in Holmes Beach said his best bets include
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redfish. around the piers and docks.
At Perico Island Bait and Tackle, despite the cold
the fishers are a hardy bunch and are getting out there
to catch sheepies from all the bridges and piers, plus
there are good reports of trout being caught in Palma
Sola Bay.
At Skyway Bait & Tackle, the reports run to grou-
per, flounder, sheepshead and a few whiting, with some
of the grouper of legal size. Fish seem to be hitting
better in the mornings on the incoming tides, by the
way, they add.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach out of Catchers said he's putting his
charters onto good catches of keeper-size trout, redfish
and sheepshead.
Capt. Larry McGuire of Show Me The Fish
Charters said he is still catching gag and red grouper,
amberjack, mangrove snapper, lane snapper, trigger-
fish, sea bass and bonita. "Fishing is tougher on some
days due to weather conditions," he said, "but they're
still available, you just have to work harder on those
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said he took Meg and
Patty Evans out and caught trout to 20 inches in length,
redfish to 25 inches and sheepshead to 7 pounds.
SOn my boat Magic, the best we could get this week
was some legal-size redfish to 26 inches and lots of
sheepshead to 4 pounds, plus a few mangrove snapper
to 16 inches in length.
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Oyster Bar 'D' suffocates Danziger to claim DII victory

By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Reporter
The Anna Maria Oyster Bar rode a suffocating team
defense to a 27-16 come-from-behind victory over
Danziger Allergy & Sinus Friday, Jan. 21, in the Anna
Maria Island Community Center's Division I basketball
action. The Oyster Bar held Danziger to only two points
after intermission to turn a three-point halftime lead into
a 27-16 seemingly lopsided loss.
The game was hardly lopsided early on as
Danziger carved out a 6-3 first-quarter lead behind a
layup and a long-range jumper from Emma Barlow and
a baseline jump shot from Grant Bower.
The second quarter saw Matt Bauer explode for eight
points to spark a 14-8 scoring run that put the Oyster Bar
on top by three points. Bauer started the run with a jumper
from the top of the key while also scoring four on rebound
cutbacks and two points when he grabbed a rebound and
drove the length of the court for a layup and the Oyster
Bar's first lead of the game at 15-14.
Molly Slicker, Katie Hunt and Kelly Dodson each
scored two points in the second half to go along with
four more points from Bauer to close the game out with
a 1.0-2 run on the way to an 11-point victory.
Bauer finished with a game-high 15 points and five
rebounds,' while Blake Rivers added four points.
Dodson, Botero and Jack Evans each finished with two
points while Slicker led the team with eight rebounds
while also scoring two points in the win.
Barlow paced Danziger with 10 points, three steals
and four rebounds, while Bower finished with four
points and two steals. Raphael Kasser completed the
Danziger scoring with two points in the loss.

Duncan 28, Galati 14
Duncan Real Estate received 14 points from Chris
Callahan during its 14-point Division II victory over
Galati Marine on Friday, Jan. 21. Ashley Waring sup-
ported Callahan with eight points six of them in the
final quarter.
Martine Miller scored seven points to lead Galati
Marine, which also received four points from free-
agent acquisition McKenzie Kosfeld and three points
from Kayla Aritt in the loss.

STGC 17, Danziger 13
Steve Titsworth General Contractors defeated
Danziger Allergy & Sinus by four points Wednesday,
Jan. 19, behind nine points from Ally Titsworth and
eight points from Chandler Hardy.
Glenn Bower's 11 points paced Danziger Allergy
& Sinus, which also received two points from Emma
Barlow in the Division II loss.

Oyster Bar 23, Galati 22
Anna Maria Oyster Bar edged Galati Marine on
Monday, Jan. 17, behind a balanced scoring attack that
saw seven of its nine players score at least one basket.

Anna Maria Island

Community Center

basketball league schedule
Premier (ages 14-17)
Jan. 26 8 p.m. Glass & Screen vs. ReMax
Jan. 29 12 p.m. Glass & Screen vs. West Coast Air
Jan. 29 1 p.m. ReMax vs. IRE
Jan. 31 8 p.m. Glass & Screen vs. IRE

Division I (ages 12-13)
Jan. 27 8 p.m. LPAC vs. Publix
Jan. 29 4 p.m. A&E vs. Publix
Jan. 29 5 p.m. LPAC vs. Observer
Feb. 1 8 p.m. LPAC vs. A&E

Division II (ages 10-11)
Jan. 26 7 p.m. Galati vs. STGC
Jan. 28 7 p.m. Danziger vs. Duncan
Jan. 28 8 p.m. Oyster Bar vs. STGC
Jan. 31 6 p.m. Galati vs. Oyster Bar
Jan. 31 7 p.m. STGC vs. Duncan

Division III (ages 8-9)
Jan. 27 6 p.m.
Jan. 27 7 p.m.
Jan. 29 2 p.m.
Jan. 29 3 p.m.
Feb. 1 7 p.m.

Harry's vs. Paradise
Dips vs. Bistros
Harry's vs. Dips
Jessie's vs. Bistros
Dips vs. Jessie's

Instructional League (ages 5-7)
Jan. 26 6 p.m. Rotten Ralph's vs. Kumon
Jan. 28 6 p.m. Island Starter vs. Cannons
Jan. 29 10 a.m. Ocean View vs. Cannons
Jan. 29 11 a.m. Island Starter vs. Kumon
Feb. 1 6 p.m. Rotten Ralph's vs. Island Starter

Anna Maria Oyster Bar player Matt Bauer pushes the ball upcourt as Wyatt Hoffman defends for his Danziger
Allergy & Sinus ettii during Division II basketball action at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
Islander Photos: Kevin Cassidy .

Sarah Howard's eight points and seven points from
Matt Bauer paced the Oyster Bar team. Nicole Botero,
Kelly Dodson, Zach Evans and Molly Slicker each
added two points in the victory.
Galati Marine was led by 13 points from Martine
Miller and four points from Connor Cloherty in the
loss. Kayla Aritt scored three points and McKenzie
Kosfeld had two to complete the Galati scoring.

Duncan 24, STGC 20
Chandler McClung scored four of his six points in the
fourth quarter to help Duncan Real Estate hold on for a
four-point victory over Steve Titsworth Gemeral Contrac-
tors on Monday, Jan. 17..Chris Callahan's 10 points led
Dunfcan, which also received four points apiece from
Ashley Waring and Kyle Crum in the Division II victory.
STGC guard Ally Titsworth led all scorers with 12
points in the loss. Kelly Guerin added four points,
while Chandler Hardy and Molly McDonough each
finished with two points for STGC.

Division III
Dips 13, A Paradise 6
Zach Guerin broke open a close game by scoring
six of his nine points in the fourth quarter to lead Dips
Ice Cream to a 13-6 victory over A Paradise Realty on
Saturday, Jan. 22, in Division III basketball action.
Johnny Mattay and Jerry Meyer completed the Dips
scoring with two points apiece in the victory.
Logan Reiber's four points-and two points from
Josh Schmidt led A Paradise Realty in the loss.

Bistros 25, Paradise 3
Hailey Dearlove poured in 17 points to lead the

Scoring leaders
Name, Team
Premier Division
Clay Orr, West Coast Air
David Buck, Glass & Screen
Josh Elsenheimer, IRE
Tyler Bekkerus, IRE
Spencer Carper, ReMax

Division I
Corbin Kitchen, A&E
Justin Dearlove, Publix
Grant Lukitch, Observer
Celia Ware, Observer
Garrett Secor, A&E

Division II
Chris Callahan, Duncan
Martine Miller, Galati
Matt Bauer, Oyster Bar
Ashley Waring, Duncan
Glenn Bower, Danziger

Division III
Hailey Dearlove, Bistros
Justin Gargett, Dips
Daniel Pimental, Jessies
Zach Guerin, Dips
Johnny Mattay, Dips

as of Jan. 22
Avg. ppg



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Emma Barlow scores two of her 10 points during
Danziger's 27-16 loss to Anna Maria, Oyster Bar.

Nicole Botero looks to pass as Grant Bauer applies
defensive pressure during Division II basketball action.

League standings
Team Wins
Premier Division
West Coast Air 5
AM Glass & Screen 4
IRE 2 4
ReMax 1

Division I

Division II
Oyster Bar

as of Jan. 22




Division III
Dips Ice Cream
A Paradise

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Bistros to an easy Division III victory over A Paradise
Realty on Thursday, Jan. 20. Giorgio Gomez added six
points and Stephanie Pumell scored two points to com-
plete the Bistros scoring.
Josh Schmidt nailed a three-pointer in the third
quarter to lead the A Paradse offense.

Jessie's 14, Harry's 11
Max Miller scored six points and Julian Botero and
Daniel Pimental added four points apiece to lead
Jessie's Island Store past Harry's Continental Kitchens
on Thursday, Jan. 20.
Cliff Pascal scored six points to lead Harry's,
which also received two points apiece from Savannah
Schield and Zach Facheris and one point from Isaiah
Beaton in the loss.

Premier Division
West Coast Air 58, ReMax 55
Clay Orr poured in 26 points and Brian Cziraky
added 13 to help West Coast Air Conditioning cool off
ReMax Gulfsrream Realty 58-55 in Premier Division
action on Saturday, Jan. 22. Taylor Manning's eight
points and seven points from Anthony Rosas added to
the West Coast offense, w which also received two points
apiece from Todd Test and Jake McDonald in the vic-
Seventeen points from Franklin Moore and 10
points from Jordan Graeff paced the ReMa\ offense in
defeat. Spencer.Carper andLuis Leon each added eight
points for ReMax. which also received four points
apiece from Matt Skaggs and Alisha Ware in the loss.

AM Glass 65, IRE 56
Anna Maria Glass & Screen rode the 32-point scor-
ing outburst from David Buck to a nine-point Premeir
Division victory over Island Real Estate on Saturday,
Jan. 22. Zach Schields scored nine of his 18 points in
the fourth quarter as Glass & Screen held off a deter-
mined IRE squad. Jake Stebbins added six points,'
while Matt McDonough scored four points and Chad
Reed finished with three points in the. victory.
Josh Elsenheimer's 22 points and 17 points from
Tyler Bekkerus paced Island Real Estate in the loss.
Nick Sato added seven points for IRE, which also re-
ceived six points from Jamie Urch and three points
from Ian Douglas.

ReMax 58, IRE 52
Spencer Carper slashed his way to a team-high 22
points, while teammate Chase Parker connected on five
three-pointers on the way to a 19-point game to lead
ReMax Gulfstream Realty past Island Real Estate on
Wednesday, Jan. 19. Nine points from Luis Leon, six
points from Jordan Graeff and two points from
Franklin Moore c-ompleted the ReMax scoring in the
' ictor .
IRE was led by Josh Eslenheimer's gamie-high 24
points and 16 points from Tyler Bekkerus. Nick Sato
added seven points for IRE, which also received three
points from Jamie Urch and two points from Ian Dou-
glas in the loss.

AM Glass 67, West Coast Air 50
AM Glass & Screen cooled off West Coast Air
Conditioning 67-50 on Monday, Jan. 17, behind 26
points from David Buck and 15 points from Jake
Stebbins. Zach Schields chipped in with nine points
from the low post while Derrick Gargett added seven
points and Chad Reed scored five. Eric Distelhurst's
four points and three points from Matt McDonough
completed the Glass & Screen scoring.
Clay Orr scored 17 of his 33 points in the fourth
quarter as he tried to rally West Coast Air. Eric
Fridenberg added nine points while teammates Taylor
Manning and Brian Cziraky completed the scoring with
six and three points respectively.

Division I
Publix 32, Observer 28
Justin Dearlove scored six of his game-high 13
points in the fourth quarter as Publix held off a deter-
mined Longboat Observer team on Saturday, Jan. 22,
in Division I action. Ben Valdivieso supported
Dearlove with 11 points, while Breann Richardson
chipped in with four points. Brooke Fitzgerald and
Egan Fridenberg completed the Publix scoring with
two points apiece in the victory.

Alanatee High Her-icane seniors Lindsey Weaver. .Angela Sheehan and Kary Saunders pose witih ilis sports
writer/soccer coach 'during Senior Night celebrations on Thursday, Jan. 20, at Joe Kinnan Field. For Weaver,
left, it marks the end of a four-year career playing for the varsity team. Sheehan, center, has played two
seasons on the varsity after transferring from Bayshore. while Saaundters is a tul o-Yr ar asity team member.
Weaver scored two goals and Sheehan had one as they went out with a 5-0 victory over Southeast. The Dis-
trict 11 tournament takes place Wednesdav. Jan. 26, at Lakewood Ranch High. Manatee takes on Venice at 6
p.m., while Lakewood Ranch plays Charlotte High at 8 p.m. The winners meet at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, at

Lakewood Ranch.

Celia Ware's eight points and seven points from
Kyle Aritt led Observer in defeat. Billy Alstrom added
six points, while leading scorer Grant Lukitch was held
to a season-low five points.

A&E 37, Publix 34
Thirteen points from Corbin Kitchen and 10 points
from Garrett Secor on Thursday, Jan. 20, helped Air &
Energy avenge an earlier loss to Publix by a 37-34
score. Kyle Seawall added eight points for A&E, which
also received four points from Kevin Callahan and two
points from Jordan Sebastiano in the victory.
Publix was led by 15 points from Justin Dearlove
and nine points from Ben Valdivieso. Breann
Richardson added six points, while Egan Fridenberg
and Brooke Fitzgerald scored two points apiece to
complete the Publix scoring in the loss.

Observer 48, LPAC 39
Grant Lukitch and Kyle Aritt combined for 25
points to lead Longboat Observer to a nine-point vic-
tory over LPAC on Tuesday, Jan. 18 in Division I ac-
tion. Lukitch finished with 13 points and Aritt had 12
for Observer, which also received eight points from
Celia Ware and six points from Billy Alstrom in the
victory. Daniel Riley and Blake Wilson scored two
points each to complete the Observer scoring.
Broderick West's 12 points and 10 points from
Matt Shafer led LPAC who also received nine points
from Ryan Guerin in the loss. Four points apiece from
Whitney Bauer and Jason Rappe completed the LPAC
scoring in the game.

Hurricanes baseball program's
sixth annual 'Steakout'
If you like steak and baseball, the sixth annual
Manatee High School Hurricanes baseball "steakout"
is for you. For the low price of $25 for adults and $16
per child, you can enjoy a delicious steak barbecue and
provide financial support to the Manatee Hurricanes
baseball program.
The must-attend event takes place 5-8 p.m. Friday,
Feb. 4, at Molter Termite & Pest Control, which is lo-
cated at 5306 Manatee Ave. W. Barbecue host is Dan
Molter, along with former and current Hurricane play-
ers, parents and coaches.
For ticket information, please contact Molter at

747-8525, Manatee High \arsith coach Al lelnick at
714-7300, ext. 2012, or Bruce Braithwaite at 954-5100.
The Hurricanes annual alumni game is scheduled
for 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at G.T. Bray Park. Go

Little League announces
registration dates
Anna Maria Island Little League is back and bet-
ter than ever, according to the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, which runs the program.
Andy Jonatzke of the Center announced that every
player who signs up by Feb. 12 will receive a free ticket
to the Pirates versus Red Sox game on March 20. The
Pirates ticket is part of AMI Little League's opening
celebration, which includes a weekend parade, pictures
and baseball games starting March 19.
The League is for boys and girls ages 5-17. Cost
will be $55 per player and $50 for additional siblings.
Registrations are now being taken at the Center. Inter-
ested junior or senior league players can call Nichole
Pelkey at 778-9637. Saturday, Feb. 12 is the last day
to register.
Everyone who tries out will be placed on a team,
but for parity within the league, mandatory tryouts are
at the following times.
6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, 10-12 year olds.
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, 7-9 year olds.
10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, 5-6 year olds.
Noon Saturday, Feb. 18, 7-9 year olds.
1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, 10-12 year olds.
For more information, call Jonatzke at the Center,

Sign up now for team tennis
Boys and girls ages 9-16. are encouraged to sign up
for USA Youth Team Tennis at the Bradenton Coun-
try Club. Signups are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan.
29, at the club's tennis facility, which is located at 4646
Ninth St. W., Bradenton.
There will also be a free instructional clinic at that
time in addition to a raffle for great prizes. The tennis
matches are played at all levels with matches taking
place at 1 p.m. Saturday. The league runs from Feb.
26 through April 23.
For more information, call Laurie Tinnell at 792-


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Jewelry, booth 228-230 at-Red Barn Flea Market.
(941) 745-9010. 15 percent off with ad. Visit us at
www.Floridasilverjewelry.com. Free shipping.

STAIRLIFTS FOR SALE by qualified installer. Try
before you buy. Free home demonstration. (941)
748-7670. www.suncoasttairlifts.com.

KEYBOARD: TECHNICS KN470 with stand,
bench, case, pedal, transformer. 99 rhythms, 99
sounds. Excellent condition, $495. (941) 795-4590.

S SIDE-BY-SIDE refrigerator, ice in door, excellent
condition, $300 or best offer. Also, Lowry organ,
celebration model, $500. (941) 795-7112.

LARGE POTTED PLANTS! Moving, must sell to
good homes. Palms, ferns, bananas, all kinds. Must
see! (941)778-1567.

DELL LAPTOP Inspiron 1100. 7 months old! Paid
$800, asking $500. Call after 6pm, (941) 778-2487.

Shelves! New crop. $7 Ib. Now available at The Is-
lander newspaper. Proceeds benefit the Island

FREE DELIVERY to your home or condo: Shrimp,
crabs, native fish. Prompt delivery to your door. Call
James Lee, (941) 795-1112 or 704-8421.

ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open Tuesday, Thurs-
day, Friday, 9:30am-2pm. Saturday, 9am-noon.
Always sales racks. Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.
(941) 779-2733.

EXCELLENT YARD SALE: Rain or shine! 8am-
12:30pm Saturday, Jan. 29. Bake sale, handmade
quilts,-sewing supplies, odds and ends. Shell Point
condo clubhouse, 6300 Flotilla Drive, Holmes Beach.

HUGE JANUARY SALE Niki's Gifts & Antiques.
Storewide gifts 10-60 percent off, all sterling jewelry
50 percent off, select antiques, art and vintage jew-
elry 25 to 50 percent off. Open seven days, 9:30am-
5pm., 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

SEVERAL FAMILY YARD Sale: 8am Saturday,
Jan. 29. Folding table, book tapes, VHS, linens,
dishes, jewelry, old Barbie dolls and lots more. 409
72nd St., Holmes Beach.

HUGE NEIGHBOR SALE: 8am-4pm Thursday, Fri-
day, Saturday, Jan. 27-29. Lots of antiques, col-
lectibles, furniture, shells, prints, costume and ster-
ling jewelry, households, copying machine, de-
signer clothes, VCR, books, air purifier, silverware,
bric-a-brac, roller blades. Inside garage, 218 84th
St., Holmes Beach.

YARD. SALE: 9am- 3pm Friday-Saturday. House-
hold items, furniture, clothes, etc. 305-A 61st St.,
Holmes Beach.

LARGE THREE-FAMILY Sale 8:30am Friday-Sat-
urday, Jan. 28-29. Furniture, golf, Airdyne exercise
bike, lots miscellaneous. 691 Binnacle Pointe Drive,
Longboat Key.

BINGO! Annie Silver Community Center. Every
Thursday through March 31, 7pm. Prizes, refresh-
ments. Everyone welcome! Smoke free. 103 23rd
St., Corner of Avenue C and 23rd Street, Bradenton
Beach. For information call (941) 778-1915.

Aquasana Pure Water Systems is available locally.
Call Metro Home Supply, authorized Florida dealer.
(941) 359-3799.

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the Island on your computer desktop. Available at The
Islander, or purchase online or order by mail. $12 PC
or $15 Mac. www.robertsondesignstudio.com.

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

PILATES AND YOGA at Anna Maria Art League.
Pilates, Monday, 9-10am; Yoga, Thursday, 9-
10:15am. Beginning to intermediate. $6/class. Drop-
ins welcome. Instructor Preston Whaley Jr. (941)

NEED A GIFT? Artistswill design and create unique
art, stained glass, paintings, painted furniture and
more! Restless Natives, Island Shopping Center,
5314 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. (941) 779-2624.

sonalized brick in the Anna Maria Island Butterfly
Park. Two lines, $40. Three lines, $50. Pick up
form at The Islander or call (941) 518-4431 for
more information.

FREE GUN LOCK. Yes, free. Just for the asking.
Courtesy of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission. Free at The Islander newspaper
office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Don't be
sorry, be safe.

LONGBOAT KEY HISTORY "From Calusas to Con-
dominiums" by Ralph B. Hunter. Signed copies
available at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive;
Holmes Beach. (941) 778-7978.

CRITTER SITTER nine years in pet care. 24 years
as an Island resident. Lots of TLC for your beloved
pets with in-home visits. (941) 778-6000.



Large w. 'nhome, 2 floors.'
3 bed-root-i.s and '
3 i .baths, dock, ,

Inquire at (800) 662-1986
Inquire at (800) 662-1986


PET WoIntinW I TRnS IONCi- N G Lotu
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ADULT CATS in desperate need of loving homes.
All are current on vaccines. All applicants screened.
Please call (941) 922-0774.

REWARD LOST CAT: 8-month-old short-haired fe-
male. Black and-white-face and markings. Name is
Franny. Last seen Tuesday, Jan. 11 Jacaranda
Road, Anna Maria. (941) 779-1165

2000 DODGE CARAVAN: 68,000 miles, four new
tires, strong air conditioning, power everything,
towing package. Excellent condition. $8,500.
(941) 778-7901.

MOTOR HOME: 1995 21-foot Winnegago Rialta,
sleeps three-four. One owner, garaged housed.
Dual air conditioning, new tires, gas/electric refrig-
erator. 15-17 miles per gallon. 58,000 miles.
$19,000. (941) 778-7152.

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

1990 ECONOLINE 150 VAN,-cold air conditioning,
has towing package. Ready for travel. Runs great!
$1,800, or best offer. (941) 778-1102.

drive-on docking solutions by Versa Dock. Mainte-
nance free, 20-year warranty. (941) 685-7648.

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

NEED TO RENT garage to store 17-foot boat April-
December. Call Lou (941) 778-2734.


FAST! In The Islander.

1976 BUCANEER 32-foot center cockpit sailboat
Florida cruiser. Four-foot draft, new Yanmar engine,
sails, television, microwave. $18,000 or best offer. Call
Steve (941) 778-2100, e-mail captnse@netzero.net.

1991 GRADY-WHITE 190 Tournament: Yamaha
130-hp, 2004 aluminum tandem-axle trailer. Runs
great! Seats eight, live well, three covers, clean.
$8,900 or best offer. (941) 778-4029.

1992 HUNTER SAILBOAT: 23.5 foot. 2003 Honda
four-stroke 15-hp with power tilt. Water ballast,
trailerable, walk through transom, swing keel, new
bottom paint. $6,500. (941) 779-2129.

2002 SEA RAY 192 Bow Rider. Excellent condition,
kept on lift, detailed and serviced regularly. 19-foot;
190-hp stern drive, custom seat, bimini top, canvas
covers, etc. $14,800. Call (941) 778-6234 leave
message or e-mail kendra @ presswoodlaw.com.

"BAYBREEZE" $816,000. Only
steps to your boat slip, this beautiful
S3 BR pool home, boasts hardwood
S floors, granite counters, gourmet
Kitchen, spa tub, oversized 2 car
garage with plenty of storage
*: space. Currently under
,.i construction Buy it now before
Sthe prices go up. IB267052

"SEAMIST" $750,000. Only steps
to the beach access, this beautiful
3 BR pool home, boasts hardwood
floors, granite counters, spa tub,
oversized 2 car garage with plenty
of storage space. Just completed
and ready for you to move into
now. IB266324

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Luxurious Gulffront condos
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Sh s watching the orange glow of
Sl the sun as it sets over the
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S s.-. i.i your30' balcony. These 1900
Ssq. ft. units boast 3 BR, 21/2 baths, hardwood and marble floors,
Granite counters, gourmet kitchen, tray & coffered ceilings, central
Vacuum, private elevator, 2 car secure parking and much more.
Currently under construction Buy it now before the prices go up.
Stop by our offices at 2510 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach or 401 South Bay
Dr. Anna Maria. www.GulfAndBayParadise.com, 1B258448.

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

male looking for a job. Available after school and
weekends. Call Zachary, (941) 779-9783.

NEED A CHILD or pet sitter? Call one number and
get connected to three wonderful sitters! Tiffany,
Kari, Holly. (941) 778-3275 or 779-0793.

BABYSITTER: RED CROSS babysitting and first-
aid certified. Enjoys playing with kids. Call
Alexandra, (941) 778-5352.

SPENCER'S SKIM SCHOOL for beginners and in-
termediates. Free skimboard use with lessons. $10
per half-hour lesson, three lessons recommended.
Local teen, team competitor. Call (941) 778-0944.

PETSITTER, DOG WALKER, 12-year-old mother's
helper, odd jobs. Call Kendall at (941) 779-9783 or

cense, 13 years old, friendly and responsible. (941)

13-YEAR-OLD girl will babysit all ages in your
home. Reasonable rates and knows CPR. Call Jes-
sica Lord, (941) 747-2495.

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

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read Wednesday's classified at noon on Tuesday.

Introducing Bay Pointe at Cortez West
Bradenton's newest condo residences.
Phase 1 introductory price starting
$112,900. 1,2,3,4br units available now.
Close to beaches & shopping. Limited
introductory pricing! call
r John Luchkowec
or Pat Bates.
at 877-469-4753


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


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.

1BA and 1BR/1BA with
new air conditioning, roof,
plumbing and exterior
paint. Good rental income
or build up and view the
Gulf. $489,900. Please
call Michel Cerene, Bro-
ker, 778-0777 or Mike
Carleton, 737-0915.

REAL ESTATE: Tired of paying office fees? Two
experienced agents needed for fast paced, high traf-
fic Island office. Top splits, sign-on bonus. Call
Wedebrock Real Estate today! "Personalized, not
Franchised". Call Joe Pickett, (941) 383-5543.

SALES ASSOCIATES NEEDED, fast paced office
in prime location. No fees, great splits. Call Jesse or
Robin, (941) 778-7244.

QUALIFIED CHEF/SOUS chef for busy continental
restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Ap-
ply at Ooh La La! Bistro, 5406 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, or call, (941) 778-1102.

NOW HIRING ALL positions. Rotten hours, rotten
pay. Apply at Rotten Ralph's Waterfront Restau-
rant, 902 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria or call (941)

EXPERIENCED FISHERMAN wanted to teach be-
ginner. Hourly pay. Call Bill (305) 761-3531.

RESORT MANAGER wanted for Island premier re-
sort five days a week. Computer and managerial
skills required. (941) 778-1503.

DISHWASHER/SERVER with experience only.
Also, busperson. 5610 Gulf of Mexico, Longboat
Key. (941) 383-0013.

FULL-TIME MAINTENANCE person for Longboat
Key Resort. Must have reliable transportation and
work Saturdays. Good pay and benefits. Call (941)
383-2428 for appointment.

PART-TIME AFTERNOONS: Four to six hours.per
.day. Must be responsible, dependable, able to bend,
lift 50 Ibs., follow directions, multi-task, work inde-
pendently, interact with customers. Clerical experi-
ence helpful. Call (941) 778-1911 for appointment.

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Duplex with elev./lift,
2BR/2BA, fireplace, 40'
and 48' porches, cov-
ered patio, two-car
garage, 18 x 30 bonus
a ",. room. Plus 2BR.2BA.
:: porch, carport. Rented at
$850/month. $784,500.
'5 r778-0807 800-956-0807
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Heated Pools, Tennis Courts and Hot Tub with
beautifully manicured acreage. The most
comfortably residential condominium on the island.
2BR/2BA upstairs unit with tiled entry and tiled kitchen.
Glass-enclosed lanai with a view of.greenbelt and water.
Includes covered parking and partial furnishings. $460,000.
2BR/2BA downstairs end unit. Great views of the canal and
greenbelt from the glass-enclosed lanai. Protected by electric
storm shutters. Many newer appliances are included. 495,000.
2BR/2BA downstairs unit with splendid open waterview.
Ceramic tile interior and glass-enclosed lanai looking out at
your boat dock. Open kitchen design looks into dining room
and living area. Covered parking included. $529,000.
Call Dick Maher or Dave Jones for a private viewing.

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Expand your horizons,
meet interesting people, learn about Florida history.
South Florida Museum, 10th Street West,
Bradenton. Join us for new volunteer coffee 10am-
noon Monday, Feb. 7. Snow birds, retired educa-
tors, interested people welcome! Call (941) 746-
4131, ext. 27.

AEROBICS INSTRUCTOR wanted for Island Fit-
ness Club. Fax resume, (941) 778-7512.

HOUSEKEEPER: 18-unit hotel. Must speak En-
glish, have own transportation, weekends a must.
(941)-778-1010, ext. 0.

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

experience. Complete on-the-job certified training.
One full year's support free. Probable earnings
S$100,000 first year, $200,000 with two employees.
Exceptional opportunity for a man or woman to run
from home office located anywhere. $75,000,
$45,000 down and seller will finance $30,000, or
$60,000 cash. (941) 778-4606 or (407) 467-8666.

FOR SALE: WEST Bradenton hair-styling salon
business. Owner needs to retire due to health rea-
sons. Call after 6pm, Monday through Friday. (941)

FOR SALE: 20 annual lawn care accounts. (94.1)

DON'T FORGET! The Islander has "mullet" T-
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FOR SALE: Enjoy the stunning Gulf
views and glorious sunsets from this
2BR/2.5BA townhouse. The beach is
located directly across the street. Soar-
ing ceilings in master bedroom, walk-in
closet, updated fixtures, hurricane
window film, and storage galore. Enjoy
the private heated pool while sitting on
your garden terrace. $449,500.
Paul T. Collins, PA
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MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, cabbage
palms, patio gardens, trimming, clean-up, edgings,
more. Hard-working and responsible. Excellent ref-
S erences. Edward (941) 778-3222.

LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Car Service. Serving the Islands. (941) 778-5476..

computer misbehaving? Certified computer service
and private lessons. Special $30/hour. Free advice.
(941) 545-7508.

wash away mildew, dirt, salt. Thorough, reasonable,
reliable. Free estimates, licensed, insured. (941)

CONNECT-ICON Your local computer specialist.
Experienced certified technician for communication
electronics offers wireless and cable networks, up-
grades, maintenance, repairs, tutoring and training.
Call Robert, (941) 778-3620.

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

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

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

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

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The best news on Anna Maria
Island is now online:

and repair. Free estimate, many references. Island
resident. (941) 713-1907 cell, (941) 778-5427 home.
E-mail: geraldscottfulton@hotmail.com.

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

I DON'T CUT corners, I clean corners. Affordable,
dependable cleaning. Chamberlain Professional
Cleaning, (941) 778-7770. References available.

agement/watch, housekeeping, maintenance. (941)

WEST COAST NUISANCE Wildlife service: Critter
problems and nuisances. Raccoons our specialty!
Live trapped and relocated. State licensed by
F.W.C. (941) 778-3455 or mobile 24-hour emer-
gency. 720-4152.

INCOME TAX SERVICE: Individuals and small busi-
nesses. We do all states and electronic filing. Call
Pat (941) 761-8156, Kenney Tax Service.

tom portraits, weddings, beach photography. Infor-
mation at Restless Natives, (941) 779-2624.

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

2BR/1BA Condo in Bradenton Beach right on the beach. Recently remodeled, tile
floor, new appliances, new AC. Great Rental. Hurry, won't last long. Priced to sell,
$499,000.00. Call Ted Schlegel (941) 518-6117 or Barry Gould (941) 448-5500. .
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Breathtaking view of Tampa Bay and the Skyway Bridge.
This bayfront home can be either single family or duplex.
Amenities are identical on both levels. Luxury features
throughout. Elevator takes you from ground level pool
area to both floors above.
-A MUST SEE! 232 S. Harbor Drive, $1,500,000.
JOHN ZIRZOW 778-9171 OFFICE 753-1620
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MUSIC LESSONS! Flute, saxophone, clarinet. Begin-
ning to advanced. Contact Koko Ray, (941) 792-0160.

BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigera-
tion. Commercial and residential service, repair
and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and
the Island since 1987. For dependable, honest and
personalized service, call William Eller, (941) 795-
7411. RA005052.

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

NADIA'S EUROSAGE Relaxing, healing massage
in the comfort of your home. Call today for an ap-
pointment, (941) 795-0887. MA#001.7550.

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

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

commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, land-
scaping, cleanup, hauling and more! Insured.

S.. ?BR.'?BA.:.Nr r anal with peak
-- ... "-.. ,- Palma S. ., Bay! Totally
.rn,: mi .led dc.:oratorfurnished,
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BAYFRONT DUPLEX! Serene location on Sarasota Bay
with gorgeous views! 3BR/3BA and IBR/1BA with two boat docks
and vacant lot on bay! Great for second home or investment!
Asking $959,900.
TRIPTIEX STEPS TO BEACH! Super investment or second home
with rentals. 3BR/IBA, 2BR/1BA and IBR/1BA. Tile, wood floors,
new air conditioner, cabinets, decks and stairs. Partially furnished!
SOwner/agent. Asking $589,000.
Call Deborah Thrasher RE/MAX Exceitenie
(941) 383-9700 DebMThrash@aol.com

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

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The -,ii :ine and unspoiled setting of this cozy bayfront hideaway is truly priceless! 116 feet of private sandy
beach with seagrapes, and sea oats, make this one of the finest locations in Anna Maria village. This inviting
3BR/2BA residence offers a brick fireplace, spacious sundeck, screened'anai, double car garage, and preferred
split bedroom arrangement, It also offers spellbinding views of sea and sky! Don't miss this rare opportunity
to capture the ultimate island dream! Priced at $1,900,000.

This lovely 3BR/2BA bayfront'hideaway has a perfectly wonderful location, just steps from the friendly Rod &
Reel Pier.'The panoramic great room offers a wall of glass with splendid vistas of sea, sand, and sky!
Features include gorgeous marble floors, vaulted textured ceilings with recessed lighting and fans, several
gracious radius walls, plus many cheerful glass block windows and a fully equipped kitchen with expansive
breakfast bar. The private master suite features an oversize 18-foot bathroom, complete with Jacuzzi tub, glass
block shower, double vanities and walk-in closet. Sliding doors open onto a spacious and panoramic bayfront
patio, finished with lovely brick pavers. Live the island dream! Priced at $1,575,000.


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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.

CLOUD 9 LANDSCAPING: Quality lawn landscape
maintenance, shell, planting, clean-ups, palms
trimmed. Free estimates. References, insured. Call
(941) 778-2335 or 284-1568.

native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, clean-
ups. Island resident 25 years. Call (941) 807-1015.

stallation. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and
trees. Irrigation. Everything Under the Sun Garden
Centre, 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. (941)

SHELL DELIVERED and spread. $35/yard. Hauling:
all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free esti-
mates. 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.

installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residen-
tial and commercial. 30-years experience. (941)

ups, shell,-rock, palms, aquascapes, tree work.
Truck for hire, move anything.. Shark Mark (941)

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and the best results from classified ads and ser-
vice advertising!

SERENE 10-Acre waterfront estate on
Terra Ceia Island w/breathtaking
views from all decks. ProfeSsional
landscaping & secluded nature pre-
serve. $1 950,000. Ruth Lawler, 748-
630'or'587-4623. 502892

home w/large pool. Solarium w/full
kitchen & guest quarters/office above
the garage. $1,300,000. 748-6300.
Judy LaValliere, 504-3792 or Ann
DeBellevue, 720-7614. 504175

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SOLA BAY. 6BR/3.5BA home w/gour-
met kitchen, fireplace, pool & a tennis
court. $1,750,000. 748-6300. Anne
DeBellevue, 720-7614 or Judy
LaValliere, 504-3792. 504395

nearly every room of this Key West
style 3BR/3BA home w/dock & electric
lift. $1,195,000. 748-6300. Sandy
Drapala, 725-0781 or Kathy Marcinko,

PRIVATE RIVERFRONT ESTATE. Approx. 300 ft. of water frontage. Guest quarters,
elevator & dock. $2,999,999. Cindy Pierro, 748-6300 or 920-6818. 99843
DIRECT BEACHFRONT CONDO! 3BR turnkey furnished penthouse w/3 balconies & full
Gulf views. $1,690,000. Victoria Horstmann, 748-6300 or 518-0278. 503067
PANORAMIC BAY & INTRACOASTAL VIEWS from this 3BR/3BA Key Royale home w/
3100 SF, pool/spa & dock. $1,500,000. Leah Secondo, 748-6300. 500489
TROPICAL NATURE ABOUNDS! Key West home nestled on a 1.3-acre bayfront lot w/
sunsets overTerra Ceia Bay. $839,000. Ruth Lawler, 748-6300 or 586-8257. 504510
GREAT ISLAND BUY! 3-4 BR/2.5BA home w/hot tub on lanai, attached income prop-
erty & possible boat dock. $629,000. Chuck West, 748-6300 or 374-3211. 105632
SPECTACULAR LOCATION on golf course at Bradenton Country Club. 3BR/2BA home
w/over 2500 SF. $480,000. Kathy Valente, 748-6300 or 685-6767. 502954
GREAT ISLAND LOCATION! Updated 1-28R/2BA townhouse w/private patio. Pride of
ownership shows. $340,000. Barbara Westendorf, 748-6300 or 685-6109. 501694
PERICO BAY CLUB Enjoy sunset views from the lanai while watching wildlife in the
estuary. Close to beaches. $259,000. Elizabeth Gardini, 748-6300 or 356-0096.504417
VINTAGE FLORIDA HOME on a corner lot across from Bradenton Country Club.
$249,900. 748-6300. Kathy Marcinko, 713-1100 or Sandy Drapala, 725-0781. 504425

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

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

mates. 35-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at
(941) 778-1730.

CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction.
Free estimates, no overtime charges. Now certify-
ing 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)

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

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

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

CLASSIFIEDS ADS are posted early online at

Key West-style home on Intracoastal
* 1,656 sf living space
* 2BR/2BA z
* Huge jacuzzi in second floor i'
bathroom 1: !li
*'Glimpses of the Gulf from .
second floor i
* Home easily converts to two ... '
separate units (second floor
already plumbed for a kitchen) $1,400,000
Call Barb Turner (941) 704-8908
i ...-, nc.1036 10th Street West, Palmetto (941) 722-1744

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

-"S Gabe Buky
al ,a 941-374-5772

302 North Shore Dr- 3+BR/3BA with
1 BR/1 BA apartment. Five-car garage,
one short block to beach, direct beach
access, peeks of Gulf. Seawall and
dock. Zoned duplex. Extras! Asking
$850,000. MLS 502321.

300 North Shore Dr 4BR/2.5BA du-
plex with five-car garage. Private open
decks, large picture windows, great
views of lake. Asking $750,000. MLS

Call Stephanie Bell, (941) 920-5156 or Frank Migliore, (941) 778-2307.
S g REDUCED Ave. Duplex on corner lot, two-car ga-
P ICE E.DUN rage, two carports, screened lanai, lots
S. P- -. 1 of decks, over 3,900 sf. underroof. 150
ll steps to beach access. Would also
make a great single-family home! Ask-
S i .... J ing $685,000. For more details call
Stephanie Bell, Broker, 778-2307 or 920-5156. MLS103353.

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

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

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

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

MacCaughern. Repairs, renovations, kitchens,
bathrooms, decks. Masonry, tile, painting. 30 years
experience. Yes, I do show up! (941) 778-3904.

STEVE'S REMODELING & repair service. Free
estimates, 35 years experience. (941) 795-1968.

CARL V. JOHNSON JR. Inc Building contractor.
New homes, additions, renovations. Quality work
and fair prices. Call 795-1947. Lic#RR0066450.

PAINTING AND HOME repair: Local references,,
free estimates. I take pride in my work. Your satis-
faction guaranteed. Call John (941) 778-3713.

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

THE ISLANDER. The best news on Anna Maria

Island since 1992.

GREAT VIEW!! 2BR/2BA, sauna, fireplace, spacious
wrap-around deck with views of the Sunshine Skyway
Bridge, downstairs office. 2408 Avenue A, $579,000.

add t dialdebbie@diamondshores.com
So Office: 779-1811
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Best Team! Best Properties!
731 Key Royale Drive
Bay front home, 3BR/2.5BA. $1,795,000.
625 Ivanhoe Lane
Bay front home, 4BR/3BA. $2,895,000.
871 North Shore Drive
Bay/beach front. Two homes, 5BR/4BA total.
502 Key Royale Drive
Twenty foot canal frontage, 2BR/2BA. $550,000.


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

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. Pleasecall (81-3) 752-4235, or
view Web site: www.AhhSeaBreeze.com

RENTALS RENT fast when you advertise in:The

...... Fabulous energy ef-
--ficient Key West-
--,.:. .- -. style duplex con-
S'* structed on 18-foot
& pilings. Private court-
-!: "j yard entry includes a
Small heated pool.
!% ". Each suite offers
3BR/2BA, yellow
0i!i i' :', pine and Mexican tile
floors. gourmet kitchen wrin 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.

2BR/1 BA condo, 2905 61st St., $1,800/month
S2BR/2BA villa, 428 62nd St., $2,000/month
.2BR/2BA duplex, 207 70th St., $2,500/month

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


Upstairs master suite
makes for nice water views
Unlimited potential on
exclusive North end of Anna Maria
All this for $795,000.
Call Green Real Estate today!


941 778-0455 Ken Ja
9906 Gulf Drive Kathy(
Anna Maria Mauree
www.greenreal.com LaRae

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

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

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:"

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

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

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


Concrete block, with new air conditioning and kitchens. 2BR/1BA
each side with bright interiors, convenient to everything.
Priced right won't last at $565,000.
Seasonal Rental Available Now: 2BR, one
block from beach. Totally remodeled, includes
washer and dryer. $2,000/month.
CallAnne Huber, Realtor
jbrviewing or lijb
(941) 713-9835



1264 Spoonbill Landings Circle
2BR/2BA, ale ond. pergo Jloor. ,,mirror,. glassed lanai
with heat and air-conditioning, two-car garage.
1267 Soonbill Landings Circle
s PDING villa immaculate, new tile through-
Out, one-car garage. $299,900.
813 Waterside Lane Townhouse
2BR/2BA plus loft and garage. REDUCED! Now
21 Waterside Lane
^- je D w carpet and tile, brick courtyard
Sentry. $315,000.
11204 Lo.nwood Court, Perico Island
C %p4GMard home! Pool, fireplace, many
upgrades. $382,000.
424I d Street, Holmes Beach
-ALE pEDIGA A, carport. $245,000.
For your private

viewing, call ...
Marilyn Trevethan, Realtor
(941) 778-6066
Home 792-8477

ckson, 778-6986
Geeraerts, 778-0072
en Dahms, 778-0542
Regis, 779-1858

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

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.

2BA modern duplex on Intracoastal. Dock and dav-
its. Washer/dryer, large rooms. First, last, $1,000/
month. (727) 784-3679.

January, $2,500; Palma Sola Townhouse, January,
$1,500/month, February, $2,500/month. Call Real
Estale Mart (941) 756-1090.

ANNUAL RENTAL, 2BR/2BA with Florida room,
washer/dryer hookup. dishwasher, carport, close to
beach, beautiful apartment. $975/month. Dolores
M. Baker Realty, (941) 778-7500.

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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.

2BR/2BA Elegant condon in s e -front com-
plex. Furni h paDE Om shutters,
saunas. ,jacuzzis, tennis, secured
heated poo, under-building parking. Holmes Beach.

2-3BR/2BA. Nicely furnished. Spacious paneled den
with walk-in closet and mirrored wall. Indoor utility
room with washer, dryer and sink. Great location in
newer section, near heated pool. Tennis, putting
green, carport. Locked private storage room. Central
Holmes Beach location, near library, shopping and
restaurants. Call to see. $369,900.

2BR/1.5BA plus 1BR/1BA and 2BR/1BA. Great in--
vestment! Watch the sunset as you collect rent from
these charming units. Easy to see, call for appoint-
ment. Just steps to beautiful beach. $749,000.

2BR/1BA each. Very close to beautiful beach. One-
car garage, patio. Onejunit turnkey furnished. Appli-
ances both sides. Utility with washer/dryer, residen-
tial area, room for pool. $675,000.

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.

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

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RENTALS AVAILABLE: Utilities included, unfur-
nished. Efficiency, $690/month; 1BR/1BA, $735/
month; 2BR/1BA, $950/month. Call (941) 524-5205
between 9am-7pm.

new! $1,800 and $2,900/month. Call (941) 779-
9074 or (703) 587-4675.

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

SEASONAL 2BR/2BA CONDO: Great view, newly fur-
nished. Available monthly, April-December. View details
at http://dale60540.tripod.com or call (630) 670-6730.

across from.beach. Furnished/unfurnished. Great
location. $995/month. Call Mike Carlton, Smith Re-
altors, (941) 737-0915.

SEASONAL RENTALS: one month or more.
WestbayPoint and Westbay Cove. Tennis, heated
pools, close in. Old Florida Realty Co., (941) 713-
9096 or 778-3377.

condo. Newly remodeled and furnished, io pets,
nonsmoking. $1,500/month. Dockage available.
(321) 663-4446.

ANNUAL RENTAL: Elevated 2BR/2BA duplex.
Three-car garage, two blocks to beach, unfurnished.
Office (941) 778-3377 or 713-9096.

BRADENTON BEACH 2BR/1BA Gulffront apart-
ment. Furnished, nicely decorated. Available Febru-
ary 2005. 1BR efficiency also available. $2,500/
month or $700/week. (941) 778-3805.
PERICO BAY CLUB villa: Seasonal or annual.' Fur-
nished, 2BR, two-car garage, sunny end unit with
screened porch and deck. Call (941) 387-9702.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1BA duplex apartment in
Anna Maria. Large screened lanai, half block to bay.
Washer/ dryer hook-ups. $800/month. Fran Maxon
Real Estate. (941) 778-2307.

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

VACATION RENTAL: Available March and April
2005. Holmes Beach canalfront. 2BR/2BA. Fully
furnished. Garage, laundry, dock, -many extras.
$2,600/month. Call (813) 286-9814.

garage home. Seasonal, available now, February-
March, $2,500/month. Five minutes to Island
beaches. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.

NEW FURNISHED 2BR/2BA 55-plus, across from
beach. Furnished, annual $1,150/month. Also avail-
able seasonal. (941) 725-1074.

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.

CANCELLATION GAIN: beautiful Key Royale wa-
terfront home. 2BR/2BA, terrace, heated pool, dock.
Impeccably equipped. Feb. 1 through March 15.
$6,000. (863) 860-7407. www.vrbo.com/18876/htm.

heated pool, tennis, garage. Beautiful Gulfview.
One-month minimum. (941) 779-2701.

1BR APARTMENT close to beach with water views.
Sleeps four. $500/week or $1,850/month. Nonsmok-
ing. Quiet area, Holmes Beach. (941) 779-0420.

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

BEACH FRONT CONDO:. Heated pool, Jacuzzi, ten-
nis courts. Available for two week or monthly.rental
February or April. (941) 794-8877 or 730-5393.

HERON HARBOUR: Beautifully decorated, fur-
nished, Tuscan-style, elevator, pool, gazebo, ten-
nis. Seasonal $2,300/month. (941) 794-9921 or

1.5BA duplex. Washer/dryer, dishwasher, refrigera-
tor. One block to beach. No. dogs. $900/month.
(941) 778-7912.

vate lake. All new kitchen appliances, washer/dryer,
crown molding throughout. Features pool and spa.
February $2,500, March $2,000, April $2,000. All
three $6,000/month. Dave (941) 587-1456.

1BR HOLMES BEACH duplex available March
2005. Steps to beach and shopping. Refurbished
arid nicely decorated. Small pet OK. Accepting
2006 reservations. (941) 807-5626.

WEEKLY AND MONTHLY vacation rentals. Brand
new Bradenton Beach Club, 2BR/2BA, $1,400/week;
Perico Bay Club, 2BR/2BA, $2,400/month; Coral
Shores, 2BR/2BA on canal with pool, $2,500/month;
San Remo condo, 1 BR/1BA, $1,050/month; Gulffront
duplex, 3BR/2BA, $1,300/week; Alecassandra villa,
1 BR/1 BA, $700/week; enchanted cottage, 2BR/1BA,
$850/week; northwest Bradenton home, 3BR/3BA,
$3,000/month; Bradenton Beach home, 2BR/1BA,
$800/week. Please call Cristin Curl, Wagner Realty
(941) 778-2246. www.wagnerrealty.com

VACATION RENTAL: 2BR/1BA, lower-floor du-
plex. Spacious, clean, bright, beachy. Bayview,
ceramic floors, patio, laundry. $700-$800/weekly.
(941) 779-9470.
ANNUAL RENTAL: Beautiful 3BR/2BA condo with
pool.. Pet allowed. $1,400/month. Call Jason, Betsy
Hills Real Estate, (941) 778-2291, or e-mail
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clay tennis courts, cathedral ceilings, nice view. Eleva-
tor, garage storage, plus bikes. Seasonal or annual.
Reasonable for-2005-06 season. (941) 778-3926.

duplex, lanai, unfurnished, steps to beach. No pets,
nonsmoking. $1,100/month, includes hot water,
garbage pick-up, security. First, last, security. (941)

FURNISHED LONGBOAT Key annual: Spanish Main
Yacht club. 55-plus, 2BR/2BA. Includes cable, water,
pool, Gulf access. $1,050/month. (941) 383-3151.

ANNUAL RENTALS: 2BR/2BA single-family home
in northwest Bradenton, $1,200/month; elevated
2BR/2BA single-family home with garage and car-
port, $1,200/month; two 2BR/2BA single-family ca-
nal homes $1,600-$2,100/month; 1BR/1BA half-
duplex, one house to beach, $850/month; Renais-
sance condo, 1BR/1BA, eighth-floor city view in
Sarasota. $1,200/month. Call Island Real Estate,
(941) 778-6066.

HOLMES BEACH: AVAILABLE month of February.
2BR/1BA ground level. Close to beach, quiet area.
(941) 778-3506.

3BR/2BA completely remodeled home on deep-
water canal. Two-car garage, pool, hot tub, boat and
Jet-Ski hoists. Fifteen minutes to Gulf: $2,500/
month. (941) 587-6135.

SEASONAL RENTAL: Westbay Point & Moorings
2BR/2BA newly decorated, beautiful view of the
Skyway Bridge, dock available Please contact (941)
778 8499.

CANCELLATION 2BR/1 BA duplex in quiet Holmes
Beach now available, $2,000/month.'See http://
7709.html or.call (813) 928-5378.

RENTAL WANTED: Professional woman desires
1-2BR 700-plus sf rental. Local references. (941)

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

$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 50x1.00 feet.
3306 Fourth Ave., Holmes Beach. Contact Ken
Ward, (813) 892-3690.

FOR SALE BY OWNER: Westbay Point & Moorings
hard-to-find ground-floor end unit. 2BR/2BA condo.
Excellent condition. $379,900. Call (941) 756-4860.

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.

HOUSE DEALS ON, off, near the Islands. North-
west Bradenton, minutes to beach, heated pool,
sauna, hot tub, $324,900; Ellenton, close-in coun-
try living, custom 3BR/2BA with two-car garage, 3/
4-acre wooded lot, $329,900; Longboat.Key, En-
glish cottage with unique artist loft, Abbaco architec-
ture, 15-foot loft ceilings, two-car garage, hot tub,
$650,000. Call Fred Flis,.Real Estate Mart (941)

2BR/2BA-3BR/2BA DUPLEX: 2511 Avenue C,
Bradenton Beach. Gulf and bay views. 5,208 sf
under roof. One block to beach. Appointment only.
Call (941) 778-2953.

rary, all new, 1717 sf home is offered in exchange
for similar waterfront home or condo on the Island.
(941) 778-4495.

WATERFRONT HOMES and lots: bay lot,
$639,000; one near tip lot, $459,000; three homes
from $349,000, all seawalled, deep water, no
bridges. Also, bayfront tip lot and direct bayfront top-
floor penthouse flagship condo. (570) 943-2516.

LOT IN CITY of ANNA Maria. By owner. One block
to Gulf beach. 52 by 145 sf. $399,000. Brokers pro-
tected. (941) 739-1882.

FOR SALE BY owner: Elevated custom built home
west of Gulf Drive. 2-3BR/2BA. Excellent condition.
$699,500. Call (941) 778-3203.

course, pool, beautiful sunsets. $290,000. Call (941)

TO SETTLE ESTATE: 2BR/1BA home with garage.
106 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Call (941) 504-
4199 to see. Being sold "as-is" with right to inspect.
ANNA MARIA, 3BR/2BA pool home. Sailboat water,
canal, seawall, dock. Broker/owner. $699,000. (941)

dominiums, west Bradenton. Close to beach. Start-
ing at $249,900. Call Cori Woods, (941) 761-0444.

LONGBOAT KEY MOBILE home, 55-plus resident-
owned park. 2BR/1BA, immaculate with many
amenities, fully furnished. Great location. $184,900;
Call owner, (941) 387-1291.


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MOUNT VERNON Condo. 2BR/2BA waterfront on
canal with beautiful views front and back. $265,000.
(941) 795-0413.

RIVER DISTRICT: 4-6BR/4BA, two fireplaces,
hardwood throughout, views of river, private setting,
oaks. $585,000. 223 21st St. W. Open daily by ap-
pointment after 10am. (941) 746-2464.

SPECIAL OFFER: $320,000 for a home on a private
island in Sarasota Bay. Everything new in this profes-
sionally styled 2BR/2BA unit. You can have it all,
luxury, privacy, 24-hour security and a beautiful
waterview. Perfect home for the discerning! Call Vic-
tor Rosenfeld, owner-Realtor, (941) 920-1693.

OWN YOUR OWN piece of the Island! 1 BR/1BA, new
appliances, newly decorated. 55-plus. Sandpiper,
Mobile Resort, Bradenton Beach. (941) 779-1371.

PRE-CONSTRUCTION HOME located on northend
of Anna Maria Island. This home will have luxury
amenities throughout. Steps to beach with Gulf
views. (850) 324-1811 or (941) 778-9194.


S-- Duplex, 2BR/1BA each
S'side. Large lot with room
4 A, for a pool. Just minutes to
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CONDO: VILLAGE GREEN by owner, 55-plus, non-
evacuation zone, lakefront. 2BR/2BA plus utility room,
den, enclosed patio. 2,600 sf under roof. Furniture
options. Principals only. $250,000. (941) 795-4590.

FOR SALE BY owner: Runaway Bay condo, 2BR/
2BA, second floor, turnkey furnished, overlooking
pond. New heating and air conditioning 2005,
painted 2005. Many upgrades and amenities. Great
rental. Must see! $399,900. (941) 778-1987.

STEPS TO BEACH: Elevated duplex, 2BR/1BA and
1BR/1BA. Covered parking, large utility rooms on
both sides. Well maintained. Located on Holmes
Beach. Rosebay Real Estate (941) 650-0656.

FOR SALE BY owner: Key Royale 3BR/3BA home,
deep-water canal, pool. (717) 392-4048 or (941)
779-1013. $799,900.

kitchen with concrete counters. Porcelain tile
throughout. Walk-in shower. Deck and gardens.
$295,000. (941) 778-0597.


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Perico Island Maintenance Free
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Mecico beaches. Light &
bright, open floor plan with
2 bedrooms plus a den. This
home has it all including a
private pool & 2 car attached garage.

Grey Hawk Landing

Stunning brand new
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Large 2BR/2BA unit with a den, family
room and Florida room. Two-car garage and
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SEnjoy the Island breeze from the large
screened porch of this elevated 2BR/2BA
Some. Open plan with new carpet and paint.
New roof. Great location close to post office,
shopping and the fishing pier. IB 104647
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GULFFRONT Large quality 3BR/2BA, gas fireplace,
two decks, views all the way to each end of the island.
Turnkey furnished. Four-car garage. One of a kind!
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GULFFRONT DUPLEX Wonderful ground level,
2BR/1BA, each side turnkey furnished. Large
screened porches and patios. Lots of possibilities.
Great beach!

. BAYFRONT R2 with deep water. 2,444 sf house,
2BR/2BA with large Florida room and guest house.
New air conditioning, new tile floor, fresh paint.

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Royale 3BR/2BA, remodeled, new tile throughout,
new carpet in bedrooms. New appliances, new
kitchen and bathrooms. Larae lot. $895.000.

BAYFRONT Wonderful open water view with 100-
foot dock, boat lift and deep water, lush vegetation.
Large 3BR/2BA home with decks, two-car garage.
Rehab or build new. $1,250,000.

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throughout. Great views! 2BR/2BA, completely turn-
key furnished. Large pool, covered parking.

PERICO BAY CLUB, 2BR/2BA turnkey furnished waterfront
villa. Great location. Minutes to everything! Gated community
with many amenities. $327,000.

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RUNAWAY BAY, updated 1 BR/I BA condo just steps to the
beach. Great rental property. Turnkey furnished, heated pool,
tennis courts and community fishing dock. $345,600.

ISLAND GETAWAY, beautifully remodeled 2BR/2BA single
family villa. Turnkey furnished. Quiet Holmes Beach location.
One block to the beach and a view of Spring Lake. $377,600.

BEST BUY ON LONGBOAT KEYII 2BR/2BA freestanding villa
with wood floors. Private beach access, marina, boat slips. 55-
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with some exceptions. $1,099,000.
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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 Unit C .. $1,600,000
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

2903 Gulf Dr. New!.......... $614,900
119 Beach Ave. New! ....... $789,000
2910 W. 18th St. New! .... $129,000
Shell Point #81............... $319,000
7000 Gulf Dr. #207 ........ $679,000
5906 Gulf Dr. #210 ......... $930,000
3603 4th Ave. .............. $1,099,000
100 7th St So.(Duplex) .... $750,000
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
2109 Avenue C............... $499,000
408 Poinsettia Ave........... $525,000
317 Spring Ave............... $550,000
5701 Carissa St (Duplex) $825,000
7002 Holmes Blvd ........... $699,000
424 62nd St ................. $245,000
801 Fern ........................ $749,000
5906 Gulf Dr. #210......... $930,000

718 Estuary Dr. New!.............. $398,000
210 3rd St W #8204 ............. $297,000
210 3rd St W #8402 ......... $348,000
921 Waterside Ln................... $315,000
1267 Spoonbill Land. Cir ........ $305,000
813 Waterside Ln $319,999
982 Sandpiper $269,900

Business and Real Estate..... $1,599,000
1701 Gulf Drive.................... $845,000
5804 Marina Dr ................. $1,950,000
Restaurant/Confidential......... $1,995,000

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