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

Anna Maria



"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"


Volume 13, No. 28 May 18, 2005 FREE

Coast Guard hints bridge openings may change

By Paul Roat
Boaters may have to wait a little longer to pass
through drawbridges in Anna Maria Sound, and motor-
ists may have a little quicker commute as a result.
For the first time in decades of trying, U.S. Coast
Guard officials have indicated a willingness to change
the current three-times-an-hour timed bridge opening
schedule for the Anna Maria Island and Cortez bridges.
That's the word from Mike Howe with the
Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organiza-
tion. He told the three Island mayors at Monday's Is-

land Transportation Planning Organization that
Michael Lieberman with the Coast Guard's Miami of-
fice said he would be amenable to changing the timed
openings to twice an hour as a means to alleviate traf-
fic congestion on and off the Island.
.The Coast Guard regulates all bridge opening
schedules in the United States.
"This is a big, big step," said Holmes Beach Mayor
Carol Whitmore, who initially requested the timing
change earlier this year. "This is a major accomplish-

"This is a great opportunity," added Bradenton
Beach Mayor John Chappie.
ITPO members agreed to send another letter to the
Coast Guard again requesting the change.from the
present 20-minute interval openings to half-hour inter-
vals, as well as requesting that during "peak hours" -
3 to 6 p.m. daily the two bridges.only open once per
Coast Guard officials said they could not endorse
any changes to the Longboat Pass Bridge or New Pass
Bridge opening schedule.

5K Island Run.
starts with
The Sunday morning
Island Run 2005 took
off from the Bay
Boulevard humpback
bridge in Anna Maria,
looped around the city
and finished at
Bayfront Park. There
were 125 "finishers"
in the 5K event, and
25 in the 1-mile fun
walk, with Bob
Hammond the overall
winner of the 5K race
in 18:08. Islander
Photo: JL. Robertson

Snooks Adams Kids Day

is Saturday in Anna Maria

By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Snooks Adams probably won't be
there, but several generations of his kids
will be at Bayfront Park Saturday cel-
ebrating "Snooks Adams Kids Day" for
the 51st time.
The venerable and venerated Islander
is 88 now and "not in any shape to tear
around on a beach," he said this week.
"I'll probably miss one," the first one
he'll not have attended in 51 years. It will
begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 21, at the
park at 20 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. It is
sponsored now by the Anna Maria Island
Privateers, who will be there in force with
their land-traveling pirate ship, the beads
for which they are famous, and all the food
an Island kid can eat.
It's all for kids from 1-13, free and
fun and food. There will be games and
prizes galore sack races, water bal-
loon toss, beach ball, wheelbarrow
races, musical chairs, egg toss, three-
legged races, and ignore.
A pirate costume contest will be at

10:30 a.m. "before the heat gets unbear-
able for the contestants," said Privateers
spokesman Tim "The Hammer" Th-
ompson. He no doubt meant unbearable
for the adults, for it takes more than heat
to slow kids down.
There will be a buried treasure hunt,
too, on the beach. Prizes and gifts for all
are promised, and pizzas from
Domino's, hot dogs from Duffy's Tav-
ern on buns from Cafe on the Beach,
sodas by Coca Cola, water from the
Seahorse Bar & Grill. Parents are wel-
come, but not for free.
Kids Day got its start in 1955 when
then Holmes Beach Police Chief W.H.
"Snooks" Adams gathered up a Jeepload
of kids and trundled them to Coquina
Beach, where he supplied the food and the
fun. It got bigger every year.
"Kids used to come from all over,"
he recalled. "Cortez, West Bradenton,
even Palmetto, they'd jam the place. It
was just grand."
He is a native of Cortez, where he
got the nickname that is all just about

Snooks surrounded
Admirers of the man who started "Kids Day" 51 years ago, former Holmes
Beach Police Chief Snooks Adams, surround him at the event in 2001 prior to the
"Little Pirates" look-alike contest. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

everyone uses. He was called Snooks as
a baby, after a cartoon character named
Baby Snooks. He served in World War
II, became the Island's first law enforce-
ment officer as a Manatee County
deputy sheriff, and was named chief of
police of Holmes Beach when that city
organized its department.
Twenty-five years after the first
Kids Day, he turned the affair over to

the Privateers, then a 10-year-old non-
profit organization put together by a
group of men who wanted to help Island
youngsters and have fun doing so.
Adams will be there in spirit, even
if he can't get his 88-year-old self there.
Or maybe he'll make it after all, he said,
sounding as if his resolve were weaken-
ing: "Maybe I'll have somebody drive
me by."


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Contract decrease in Anna Maria

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn thought there must be
a typographical error when she first saw the proposed
Manatee County Sheriff's Office draft budget for law
enforcement services for the 2005-06 fiscal year.
But it was no misprint.
The MCSO has'actually proposed a decrease in its
annual contract with the city.
After several years of double-digit increases in the
MCSO contract, the proposal for 2005-06 calls for a
$579,000 contract, a decrease of $4,380 from last
year's cost.
"I was expecting a 10 to 15 percent increase," said
SueLynn, "and certainly a contract of more than
$600,000. To say the least, I was pleasantly surprised
and I'm sure commissioners will be, too."
The contract decline was fueled by a decrease in
senior MCSO deputies serving in Anna Maria. Long-
time MCSO Deputy Jules Dengler is retiring, and the
draft budget noted that several other senior deputies
have been replaced with deputies at a lower pay scale.
The total for MCSO personnel services declined

$12,500, from $522,600 to $510,100.
Total operating expenses for the MCSO in Anna
Maria will rise from $60,670 to $68,850 under the pro-
posed budget.
For the past several years the city has been asking
the MCSO to look at ways the budget could be reduced.
At one point, the city commission even considered
dropping one deputy from the current one-supervisor/
six-deputy rotation, but that idea was nixed to ensure
deputies could adequately patrol the city.
The mayor and commission had even requested
that junior deputies be assigned to Anna Maria, but the
MCSO response was that only senior deputies wanted
the post, while junior deputies at a lower pay scale
- wanted to be assigned where they could gain pro-
motions and honors faster.
"At least it indicates that the MCSO has been lis-
tening to our concerns," said the mayor of the contract
"It's also going to have a big effect on our budget
this year," she added. "We're not going to have that big
increase for law enforcement that we've come to ex-

City to Tidemark: Show us the deed

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Faced with another offer to lease the city-owned
section of the boat basin along Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach city commissioners want the Tidemark develop-
ment to show proof that it owns the remainder of the
boat basin.
City Commissioner Roger Lutz said one of the
principals in the nearby Moreland Marine condo-
minium project called him last week and "wants to take
a shot at leasing the basin."
The city terminated its boat basin lease with Tidemark
several months ago after that company defaulted into
bankruptcy, but the new owners Tideinark-Reliance
Property Group LLC plan to make a proposal for a ne\\
lease at the May 24 city commission meeting.
Lutz said he told the people from Moreland Ma-

rine that the city only owns 5 feet of space along the
docks, while Tidemark claims it owns the remainder
of the basin.
The Moreland Marina people, however, said they
are "ready to spend money" to do a complete title
search, Lutz noted.
"We've only been told that Tidemark owns the
basin. I'd like to get some satisfaction and see if they
actually do own it." The best proof, although not 100
percent accurate, would be to look at Tidemark's title
insurance policy, he said.
If Tidemark owns what if says it owns, fine. If it
belongs to the city, it's a "big money asset if it's ours,",
Lutz observed.-
The commission consensus was to hate the Tide-
mark representatives bring a copy of their title insur-
ance policy to the May 24 meeting.

Thank you artists, guild
Third-grade students and Anna Maria Elementary
wrote "thank you" notes to the Anna Maria Island
Artists Guild representatives who provide art demon-
strations at their gallery in the Island Shoppin g
Centerfor AME classes. Guild President Peg Potter
looks over the display of notes from the students.
Islander Photo:-Bonner Joy

"I'm just not convinced you can own a navigable
waterway," Lutz concluded.,
In other matters pertaining to Tidemark, Lutz clari-
fied that he's not opposed to traffic calming measures
from the Marina Drive-Gulf Drive intersection to 56th
Street, "as long as what we do is for the good of the
city, not Tidemark."
Tidemark artorne Richard Greene had indicated to
the commission at its April 28 meeting that the com-
pan \was \ killing to assist in funding some of the land-
scaping along Marina Dri e if it could ha\ e input into
the design.

THE ISLANDER 0 MAY 18, 2005 0 PAGE 3

Commission slams door on public access to attorney

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach city commissioners agreed at their
May 10 meeting that the public should not have direct
access to the city attorney.
Claiming that such access has been "abused" in the
past, City Commissioner Rich Bohnenberger said he
didn't think the city should pay the city attorney to
meet w ith private individuals over issues.
Commissioner Roger Lutz, an attorney, agreed.
"It' just not done,"'he said, noting that an individual
who discussed an issue with the city attorney could
later make the attorney a witness in a lawsuit.
Mayor Carol Whitmore defended her current
policy that only department heads can have direct ac-
cess to the city attorney. Any requests from citizeris-to
speak directly with the city attorney require her ap-
proval, and she said she's only approved about .10 re-
quests in the eight years she's been in office.
"Citizens can'tjust call the city attorney" to expend
time at city e.pense. she said. "They have to get per-
mission from me." Besides. allow ing some members of
the public to directly access the city attorney has been
"going on" for quite a long time, she added, well be-
fore she became mayor.
"It's been a standard policy that the public could
talk to the city attorney if the department head re-
quested a meeting and the mayor approved," Whitmore
Even City Attorney Michelle Hall agreed that, on
occasion, a resident may have a request to a city staff
member that needs to be answered by the city attorney.
In that case, said Commission Chairperson Sandy
Haas-Martens, the staff member calls the city attorney,
who responds to the staff member, who then responds

to the citizen.
Hall observed that under this procedure, something
may occasionally be lost in the translation.
Too bad. The commission consensus was that no
citizen can directly call the city attorney, even with
permission from the mayor.
Whitmore said she was "disappointed" with the
commission consensus, particularly since public access
to the city attorney has not been abused during her ad-
Past mayors, including Bohnenberger, have also
allowed members of the public to-speak directly with
the city attorney, she contended.

Island Baptist Church annexation
Whitmore explained to the commission that the
Island Baptist Church, which straddles the city limits
of Holmes Beach and Anna Maria, wants annexation
into Holmes Beach. She said she's had City Attorney
Patricia Petruff doing research to determine the legal
steps for annexation.
"They want Holmes Beach, but I need to see if the-
commission wants them and to determine what's legal.
It's never been done before."
In addition, noted Whitmore, there is a condo-
minium building at the south end of the city that is split
by the Bradenton Beach-Holmes Beach dividing line.
One of the condominium owners has asked for annex-
ation into Holmes Beach.
Haas-Martens said she believed the church first has
to come to the commission to make a formal request.
A letter asking for a meeting of commissioners and city
attorneysis insufficient.
Agreed, said Lutz, who said he would "welcome"
the church, but not if annexation was going to cost city

Thanks and 'So long' Jules
Manatee County Sheriff's Deputy Julius Dengler (in front of the U.S. Flag), retired from 14 years of Anna
Maria patrol duty Monday, May 16, but not before Anna Maria city officials, past and present, including
former Mayor Dorothy McChesney and Commissioner Robert McElheny, other officers from MCSO and the
Anna Maria Substation and city staff hosted a luncheon in his honor at city hall. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

Sandbar returns tomorrow

The Anna Maria City Commission will hold the
final reading of the Sandbar restaurant site plan and al-
leyway vacation at a special 7 p.m. meeting Thursday,
May 19.
The first reading April 11 was a three-hour perfor-
mance that played to a packed house and the second act
is likely to be standing-room only.
The Sandbar has proposed to swap an alleyway it
owns with a'city alleyway along the restaurant that it
has used since 1979, when owner Ed.Chiles and his
family bought the property.
Chiles needs the city alleyway to build rest rooms
that will comply with a lawsuit filed against him under
the Americans with Disabilities Act.
At the same time, Chiles has planned several
changes tq the Sandbar in the site plan, but has not pro-
posed to expand the facility, other than providing for
ADA-compliant rest rooms.

In exchange for the alleyway, Chiles has promised
to spend about $175,000 improving the drainage along
Spring Avenue and build a paved walkway from the
parking lot to the restaurant that will also be used by
the public to access the beach.
Opponents argue the alleyway swap will only lead
to expansion of the business, or conversion from a res-
taurant to another commercial enterprise.
Those in favor of the plan say the Sandbar is an
Anna Maria institution and stormwater improvements
paid for by Chiles will benefit the city. They also note
that Chiles allows beachgoers to use the Sandbar's
parking lots, even if those people don't use the restau-
rant. That relieves many city residents from the public
parking burden, proponents claim.
Attorneys from both sides are likely ready for a com-
mand performance, with legal experts of divergent opin-
ions expected to testify for and against the site plan.

taxpayers. The church does not pay any taxes "so I
don't want to spend any taxpayer money." That in-
cludes legal fees for attorneys from both cities, he
Annexation, according to Lutz, would likely cost
between $5,000 and $10,000, so "let the church spend
the money," not the city.
The commission consensus was to take no further
action until the church makes a formal presentation for
Whitmore said she still wanted to know the proce-
dures because of the condominiums at the south end of
the city. Haas-Martens added that some houses along
White Avenue at the north end of the city are split be-
tween Holmes Beach and Anna Maria.
All the more reason to at least get the legal proce-
dures for annexation from one city to another under-
stood for future reference, responded Whitmore.

Bohnenberger questioned the number of signs at
Skinny's Place at the Gulf Drive-Manatee Avenue in-
tersection. He said he's seen .four or five signs out in
front of the location at one time. He also questioned
Skinny's need for a special exception permit.
Whitmore said it's a code enforcement issue that
the city is trying to clear up before any citation is is-
"Well, my suggestion is tell them no more special
,exceptions until they clean up their act," responded
Great idea, rejoined Whitmore. "If the commission
would say that to Skinny's, that would make my job a
lot easier."


Anna Maria City
May 19, 7 p.m., special city commission meeting on
Sandbar restaurant.
May 23, 6 p.m., planning and zoning board'meeting.
May 23,7 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting to
review comprehensive plan elements.
May 25, 6:45 p.m., Environmental Education anrd En-
hancement Committee meeting.
May 26, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall,
10005 Gulf Drive, 708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
May 18, 9 a.m., city commission work meeting on Wa-
terfronts Florida program.
May 19, 1 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda:
Public comment, first reading on newsrack ordinance,
pier discussion, special event applications for Priva-
teers and BeachHouse Restaurant for July 4 festivities,
approval of invoices for city attorney and commission
May 24, 4 p.m., charter review committee meeting.
May 24, 6 p.m., board of adjustment meeting.
May 25, 4:30 p.m., board of adjustment meeting.
May 25, 5 p.m., comprehensive plan review commit-
tee meeting.
May 26, 3 p.m., city commission work session.
May 26, 6 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,

Holmes Beach
May 19, 10 a.m., code enforcement board meeting.
May 19, 7 p.m., planning commission meeting.
May 24, 7 p.m., city commission meeting with work
session to immediately follow.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,

Of Interest
May 18, 7 p.m., Coalition of Barrier Island Elected
Officials meeting, Bradenton Beach City Hall.
May 19, 6 p.m., West Manatee Fire & Rescue District
Commission meeting, Fire Station No. 1, 6001 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Agenda: Public hearing on 2005
fire assessment rates.
May 23, 9:30 a.m., Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan
Planning Organization meeting, Sudakoff Hall, USF-
New College campus, Sarasota CANCELED.


The long and winding Anna Maria parking road

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Nobody ever said it would be easy to come up with
a parking plan in the City of Anna Maria. Some might
say that after 80 years of looking for an answer, it's like
the city commission trying to solve world hunger.
At least city commissioners have agreed on a plan
as presented by Commissioner Duke Miller for alter-
nate-side parking on streets in the beach access zone
that would switch sides annually.
Now comes the hard part. Actually creating an or-
"There's still a lot of work ahead," said Commis-
sion Chair John Quam at the May 12 commission work
session as commissioners grappled with a draft of what
locations on BAZ streets would have parking.
Some residents, such as those on Willow Avenue,
already want out of the plan, said'Quam. "Are we go-
ing to allow petitioners" who want to opt out or change
the proposal? he asked.
No, said Commissioner Dale Woodland. He agreed,
that some people are already upset about the proposal
and have asked him, "Why do you want to change it?"'
Don't change the plan, he urged the commission..
Keep it simple and make everyone share the parking-
burden equally. No exceptions, he emphasized.
Quam, however, said he would be in favor of add-
ing parking in some locations to give residents more
parking than the plan would allow.
No, said Miller. "Now you.are complicating the
plan. It's like 'Here we go again.'"
Commissioner Linda Cramer, who was absent at
the April 28 meeting when Miller presented his "Plan
C" for parking in the city, is opposed to the measure.
"I feel Plan C restricts parking in some areas and

is not fair to residents," making it clear she was not in
favor of the plan. Plan C reduces parking to city resi-
dents, she said.
The commission will find out soon enough what
parking areas need adjustment after it passes an ordi-
nance, said Woodland. "Leave it simple. Let's not try
to think of every possibility. The plan is not perfect, but
all will have relief and all will have a burden."
Commissioners did agreed to eliminate parking
from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. on BAZ streets. Residents on
those streets that already have overnight parking have
not voiced any complaints, Woodland observed.
Quam and the commission agreed that the Tuna-
Cypress-Spruce route should have parking only on one
side. The commission has already approved these con-
necting streets for one-way traffic and implementing
alternate-side parking on an annual basis would-be a
safety problem.
Quam even suggested that some portions of Jacar-
anda Street to Alamanda Street and Fern Street to
Gladiolous Street be withdrawn from the plan because
those areas don't present a problem for public parking,
but Woodland said don't treat any BAZ street differ-
However, commissioners did agree to leave at least
the curved portion of North Shore Drive out of the plan
because of public safety concerns.
Miller said the commission should deal separately
with North Shore Drive and other city thoroughfares
such as Gulf Drive, Pine Avenue and Bay Boulevard.
Gulf Boulevard will also be left out of the, plan because
of safety issues.
BAZ streets included in Plan C are Peppertree,
lMaple, Park, Oak, Mangrove, Cedar, Willow, Pal-
metto, Elm, Magnolia, Beach, Pine, Fir, Sycamore,

SCoconut, Fern, Gladiolus, Jacaranda and North Bay
from Jacaranda to North Shore. The commission also
discussed no parking across from Bayfront Park.
Members of the public seemed agreeable to the
commission's direction.
Bill Cunningham of Fern Street, who has long
documented public parking transgressions on and near
his home, said the commission should "push on" and
not get."bogged down in details."
Sycamore Street resident Rod Roston said his
street is a "circus" on holiday weekends, with people
parking on his lawn, using his outdoor showers, litter-
ing, urinating in public and being obnoxious. At least
the commission is trying to find relief, he said.
Quam said he would present a draft plan detailing
exact parking locations on the BAZ streets at the June
commission workshop for further discussion.
In other business, the commission agreed to a sug-
gestion by Mayor SueLynn that it consider purchasing
the lot adjacent to the public Works department main-
tenance shed on Pine Avenue. The five lots on the site-
of the former Island Marine are now up for-sale, she
While the $595,000 price tag might seem a bit
steep, she said, Island property "will never get any
The city has missed many opportunities in the past
to purchase private land for public use, including Bean
Point and Villa Rosa.
"This is an opportunity for the city, but we can't sit
still," she said. Available land in the city is dwindling
rapidly, and "prices will never be any lower," she re-
minded the commission.
The issue will be on the May 26 agenda, Quam

Night bridge

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everywhere .

It looks like it will be a tough commute to and from
Anna Maria Island for the next few weeks at night, with .
workers prompting traffic delays on all three bridges to
and from the Island. .A
Florida Department of Transportation officials said g ,'
A maintenance project on the Anna Maria Island
Bridge between Holmes Beach and Perico Island will "
involve repairs to the bridge deck and "the work will
be conducted at night from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Motorists
should expect short delays." They estimate completion
in late May.
Another maintenance project is under way at the i"
inv ole May.s to th big deck and th wr will "
Cortez Bridge involving repairs that will also take place .
between-9 p.m. and 5 a.m., also with "short delays"
expected for motorists. Royal fire
Finally, the long-running repairs to the Longboat Firefighters from West Manatee Fire and Rescue District responded to a vehiclefire at 615 Baronet Lane on
Pass Bridge are ongoing, with one-lane traffic expected Key Royale in Holmes Beach late on the afternoon of May 16. The car caught on fire moments after its owner
throughout the day except between 3-7 p.m. That had pulled into the garage. No one was injured in the incident, but the vehicle suffered extensive damage.
project is expected to be completed by late summer. Islander Photo: David Ambrose

FISH to hear of Preserve lot in meeting Thursday

By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
The Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage will
elect officers and directors and hear about another piece
of land to be added to its Preserve when it has its an-
nual membership meeting.
The session will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 26, in

Public hearing on
fire assessment rates
The West Manatee Fire and Rescue Commission
will hold its first public hearing on establishing the fire
assessment rates for the 2005-06 fiscal year at 6 p.m.
Thursday, May 19, at the Holmes Beach station on
Marina Drive. The public is invited to attend.

the village at the Cortez Community Center, 4523
123rd St. Ct. W.
Karen Bell, treasurer and a prime mover in the or-
ganization and in Cortez, will tell the membership that
a lot in the FISH Preserve along Cortez Road has been
offered, negotiations completed and closing at $15,000
set for Aug. 31. That will give FISH time to raise
money to pay for it, she noted.
She said this week that FISH wrote to the owner,
Lorna Middendorf of Bradenton, at the same time it
wrote to Iris Lemasters of Grand Rapids, Mich., the
owner of a three-lot parcel near the middle of the FISH
Preserve. FISH has never heard back from Lemasters
but a real estate agent has offered those three for sale
for $1.2 million.
Ms. Middendorf, though, is a master gardener and
wanted her lot to go to FISH and stay in the Preserve, she

said when she called Bell to tell her a real estate agent
wanted to sell the lot for development. She and Bell ar-
rived at a price FISH could afford, $15,000, and
Middendorf could use for her grandson's college account.
A few more privately owned, mostly inaccessible
lots remain in the Preserve that FISH is eyeing, includ-
ing two owned by Antoinette McClash, mother of
Manatee County Commissioner Joe McClash.
FISH bought the 95-acre Preserve over the past
several years for $250,000, paying for it with proceeds
from four festivals and other events and donations.
Other business at the annual membership meeting
will see officers and directors elected and proposed
changes in bylaws judged by the members.
Outgoing president is Allen Garner, vice president
Richard Culbreath, treasurer Bell, recording secretary
Debbie Hoffman, corresponding secretary Jeri Culbreath.

THE ISLANDER 0 MAY 18, 2005 0 PAGE 5

Island decorated for troops, families

By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
All those yellow ribbons you see up and down
Anna Maria Island are here for the best of causes -
honoring U.S. troops and their families.
The colorful reminders are here in their thousands,
on trees and mailboxes and homes and businesses,
"anywhere they can be posted," said Don Maloney,
who is in charge of the program for the sponsoring
Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island.
The Kiwanis program and the Blue Star Salute
honoring families with members in the U.S. armed ser-
vices during this Armed Forces Week will climax with
ceremonies on the Island and on the mainland Satur-
day, Armed Forces Day.

M*A*S*H Bash, Hot Lips

contest raise $34,000
The Red Cross is $34,506.87 better off today than
it was before the M*A*S*H Bash of Saturday night,
where the competition brought in that record amount
for the Red Cross.
Dottie McCarthy of McCarthy Investments in
Bradenton overwhelmingly won the Hot Lips 2005
title, repeating her victory of last year. She turned in
more than $18,000, almost double all the other contes-
tants combined.
Supporters voted with their dollars, a dollar equal
to a vote. The other contestants were County Commis-
sioner Jane von Hahmann of Cortez; Evelyn Treworgy
of Coastal Construction Co.; Sandi Layfield of
Wedebrock Real Estate.Co.; and Pat Whitesel.of Keller
Williams Realty.
The total income from the competition and the
M*A*S*H Bash where the winner was announced had
not been tabulated as of late Tuesday. The bash was in
the Bradenton Municipal Auditorium.
Von Hahmann was a hit at the bash, performing in
the "USO Show" revived from days contemporary with
the M*A*S*H movie and TV hit from which the party
and contest were derived. Its female star was Hot Lips
The USO Show featured stand-ins for such per-
formers as Kate Smith, Marilyn Monroe and other
Korean War era luminaries.

All week residents are asked to fly the American
flag, tie yellow ribbons of their own where they will be
visible, and leave outdoor lights on at night except
where they can be seen from the beach and thus dan-
gerously mislead sea turtles coming ashore to nest.
The Island is a "Point of Celebration" designated
by the American Legion and other sponsors of the
Blue Star Salute celebration. Other "Points of Cel-
ebration" will be at the Green Bridge, G.T. Bray
Park, Lakewood Ranch High School, and DeSoto
Super Speedway.
A "Point of Tribute" will be at McKechnie Field
starting at 11 a.m. with honor guard, an all-county
student choir, mass singing.of "God Bless America"
and presentation of Blue Star banners to the service

A hoped-for flyover by Air Force planes was not
approved for the event.
The Anna Maria Island ceremonies will begin at
10:30 a.m. at the Manatee Public Beach, where Mana-
tee Avenue ends at the Gulf of Mexico.
It will open with martial music by Bob LoPiccolo,
followed by the invocation by the Rev. Frank McGrath,
presentation of the, colors by the Bayshore High School
Junior ROTC, Rich Bohnenberger introducing the
mayors of the three Island cities who will pay tribute
to the military services and the families of service
people, and Carl Jones leading the crowd in the na-
tional anthem, pledge of allegiance and "God Bless

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Remember when ...
A loaf of bread was 50 cents and the bridge tolls to
Anna Maria Island were 30 cents? Remember when the
Intracoastal Waterway bridges in these parts used to
open "on demand?"
Considering statisticians tell us about 5 percent of
folks in our area are new every year, then in just 10
years that amounts to 50 percent "newcomers," and,
well, not many folks here now will remember "when."
Not. that long ago, the bridges here opened for boats
anytime, 24-7, on demand by boaters. Along came "timed
openings," and the Cortez and Anna Maria bridges opened
upon boaters' request on the hour and each 20 minutes
thereafter from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Roadwarriors, however, found that too cumber-
some, complaining that the process of opening and
closing the bascule takes about 10 minutes and three
times per hour is too often, too long.
Island officials have at times requested a traffic
count on the bridges in hopes the timed openings for
boats may be reduced and each time after the count,
the Coast Guard told them "NO."
SWe learned in early 2004 through the Sarasota-Mana-
tee Metropolitan Planning Organization that onlI the
"owner" of the bridge, in this case the Florida Department
of Transportation, can request a schedule change.-
We also learned that the U.S. Coast Guard is the
agency responsible for regulating bridge openings.
And we reported that the Coast Guard requires a
minimum six months of traffic counts before it consid-
ers any bridge opening changes.
The traffic counts are the key to any change. If, as
most motorists who navigate the span during "high
season" already. know, the Coast Guard can be con-
vinced that opening the bridge three times an hour
causes vehicular gridlock, then a change may take
That request was at least the third one in a decade.
There was even a one-month test period in January
1994 where the twice-an-hour opening of both Island
bridges was tried. It didn't fly.
More letters will now be sent from all Island cities
requesting the time change-to the "half hours" in-
cluding limiting the openings to once an hour from 3
p.m. to 6 p.m.
Which will likely produce an onslaught of letters of
objection from boaters. And there will likely be lots more
letters supporting the proposed bridge opening changes.
So more letters, more study, more time, another
tourist season will come and pass.
Hurry up and wait.

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MAY 18, 2005 Vol. 13, No. 28
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Pick up trash
I am writing this in concern of our beautiful
Island's litter problem. You know! all the plastic
bags and other stuff you see caught in mangroves and
all the plastic stuff every day at high tide on the beaches
It is so depressing that it makes it hard to enjoy a
walk on the beach or a bicycle ride here:when you
come across all this litter that is so fatal to our endan-

gered wildlife. Ourgood citty has pro\ idJcde\celien[
waste receptacles at all-the right places and empties
them as well.
Our Island is being trashed every weekend by visi-
tors who don't'pick up. I see people all the time walk
past litter and never stop and pick it up to help keep our
Island clean. But they'll stop for a shell.
We have become a society that just looks the other
way. Littering in public is against the law so where is
all this stuff coming from? Sea turtles eat plastic bags
because they look like jellyfish. Most people who visit
our Island don't even know this.
All over this Island's beaches and especially
around the bay walk area at Coquina you will find plas-
tic bags, potato chip bags, cellophane, kite string, etc.,
all snagged deep in mangrove roots right next to a
beautiful blue heron.
It is saddening to see our Island treated with such
neglect for the very same things we are trying to save,
our turtles, manatees and birds.
The next time you see some plastic bag or garbage
on the beach, show how you really love this Island and
stop and pick it up. Our fragile ecosystem has enough
problems dealing with red tide, it doesn't need the gar-
bage we're too lazy to bend over and pick up.
Robert Johnson, Bradenton Beach
Problems for all
I have written to the Holmes Beach City Commis-
sion as follows:
This is in regard.to a request by Mary Menendez
to vacate Fourth Avenue from 41st Street to 42nd

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Street, Holmes Beach. This v. ill enable her to build two,
additional units in'addition to the 10 units she has
planned. She is clTerinii, $50.0000 plus trhe cost of elimi-
nating the swales and ::'me assistance \x Ith flood con-
trol in thearea, plus a right of \ a) to a sidewalk to be
built along Gulf Drive giving access to a crossing at the
traffic light. .
These units will sell for $1 million each, the ease-
ment for a walkway across the property already: b-
,loings to the city and the elimination of the swales will
only add to the flooding problems in this area. The in-
crease in density and the loss of the swales is against
the comprehensive plan.
The flooding problem in this area is intense since
the whole parcel was once considered wetlands and .a
great deal of fill has been poured onto the adjacent
parcels. More hardening, more density, more problems
for all the neighbors. In Island Village condos, after-a
heavy rain, we literally wade through parts of our land-
These planned units, plus the two extra, plus those
already present, plus services will dump many more
Scars at the intersection of 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue
on a daily basis to compete with multiple houses and
units on 43rd, North and South Harbor Drive, all at-
tempting to reach Manatee Avenue and Sixth Avenue.
This will require a traffic light in the very near future.
I hope you will deny this vacation request and all
others that appear before you seeking an increase in
density and intensity.
Barbara Hoffman, Holmes Beach

Eco Expo volunteers
A great big thank you to the volunteers who spent
their time putting together our citywide mailing for the
Eco Expo: Bernietta Kays, Gerri Azar and Joan
Biegelow. Without such gracious volunteerism this city
would be sorely lacking.
Lisa Maria Phillips, Bradenton Beach city com-


Don Maloney
"Costello: Look, you gotta pitcher on this team?
Abbott: Now wouldn't this be a fine team without a
pitcher. Costello: The pitcher's name. Abbott:
Tomorrow. Costello: You don't wanna tell me
today?" Who's on First? by Abbott & Costello

Who's on first and

who cares?
By Don Maloney
Special to The Islander.
At the Anna Maria Elementary School annual pic-
nic hosted by some local Kiwanis "Grandfathers" last
week, I was.trying to entertain a group lining up for a'
baseball game by reciting the old Abbott and Costello
"Who's on first?" thing. The group decided that if you
don't already know who's on first, you shouldn't be in
the game; and they went on to play.
On the way home that day to my house, not to
home plate -I began thinking about the "first" thing
for the first time. I then realized that we often don't care
about "first." Like most know that Eli Whitney was

first with his cotton gin, that Edison made the first elec-
tric light bulb, and that Sir Isaac Newton was the first
to admit he saw an apple fall from a tree. What always
bothered me about Isaac is that there never has been
any mention about whether or not he picked it up.
But, I digress.
What I was really thinking about was all the
"firsts" that never got public notice. Like can you tell
me who was the first hotel maid to fold the end of a
toilet paper roll into a triangle--or even why she did
it? And who decided that red means stop and green
means go? And another thing: If yellow only means
caution and not stop, who decided school buses should
be yellow?
And why was there never any mention about those
who invented the microwave, the VCR and every other
recorder with initials, the zipper or the cellular phone?
If Alexander Graham gets credit for the latter, why
don't we call it a Bellular phone?
When I got home that day, I wondered about some
other "firsts" that go unrecognized. Like who dared to be
the first one to eat a lobster or, for that matter even
pick one up? Also, was Orville Redenbacher the first one
to figure out corn could be popped as well as boiled?
The whole rest of that day was full of wonders
about many more firsts, even like why I was the first
one to write about them?
I bet nobody will: remember that.

Cortez woman is treasurer
of Sun Coast Yacht Club
Mary Breaux of Cortez has been elected treasurer
of the Sun Coast Yacht Club, and installed along with
other officers in "change of watch" ceremonies.
Harold Barach of Sarasota was elected commo-
dore; Lew Lawrence of Bird Key, rear commodore for
racing; Rusty Crawford of Sarasota, rear commodore
for cruising; and Dr. Chris Drake of Siesta Key, secre-
tary and interim commodore.
The installation was at the Venice Yacht Club,
which also saw an amendment to bylaws adopted to let
Sun Coast join the Sarasota Power Squadron and par-
ticipate in the squadron's activities.
Further information may be obtained by calling



Ten years ago in tl ay 18, 1995, issue
of The Islander, headlines announced:
Dr. Mario Vega of the Professional Medical Cen-
ter in Holmes Beach was charged with Medicare fraud
by federal authorities in connection with his capacity
as a physician with an acupuncture clinic in Bradenton
four years ago.
Anna Maria Fire Commissioner John Van
Ostenbridge complained that firefighters had to wait 15..
minutes for an ambulance to transport a woman they
had just pulled from the Gulf of Mexico because the
Island's ambulance had -been called off the Island
again. The woman later died.
Paragon Cable said it will install an underwater
cable crossing this year that will give Island cable sub-
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May 11 68 86 0
May 12 67 85 0
May 13 69 86 0
May 14 68 85 0
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By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria's code enforcement board is trashing
the city commission, figuratively speaking.
At its May 9 meeting, the board held a general dis-
cussion on the enforcement of the city ordinance on
placement-and removal of trash cans, recycle bins and
yard waste receptacles.
The board's conclusion was to ask the city com-
mission to discuss the ordinance and have Code En-
forcement Officer Gerry Rathvon bring the issue to the
attention of Mayor SueLynn.
The "issue," according to resident Tim Eiseler, is
that a few people in the city continually leave trash cans
and bins out for several days, either before or after col-
According to Eiseler, the problem results from the
"weekend residents" who clean their c ards on Saturday
Sand Sunday, then leave the yard waste on the curb for
a Wednesday collection. In addition, these same part-
time residents leave a trash can out for a Monday
pickup and the can is still on the curb until Friday
evening when they.return.
"It's just a small base of offenders," noted Eiseler,
who is chairman of the city's environmental education
and enhancement committee. "We've tried to educate
them, but a few people just don't get the message."
He suggested the commission consider ticketing
offenders or ask Waste Management Inc., the city's
garbage and yard waste hauling contractor, to consider
changing its pickup dates.
"We have a lot of options available," he said.
Rathvon agreed that the problem is limited to just
a few offenders. She sept out letters to all city residents
last year reminding them of the ordinance on garbage
cans and bins and that helped for a short period, but the
problem returned.
She estimated that about 15 to 20 people each week
leave their trash cans and bins out for several days.
City Attorney Jim Dye told the board it was to hear
only cases specifically cited and could not set policy.
However, if a particular ordinance was giving the board
"difficulty" in deciding a case, it could ask the commis-
sion to review the ordinance.
,After a general discussion on trash, the board voted
3-1 to ask the commission to take another look at the

Troop to troop
U.S. Army Sgt. David Seth Tasket visited Island Girl Scout Troop 155 to thank them for the Girl Scout cookies
they sent him while he was stationed in southern Iraq. Tasket is home visiting grandparents Barbara and
Charles Tas l t. His cousins Kayla and Ariel Jennis are members of Troop 155. Tasket also spoke to the troop

about his military experience.

Safe Boating Week
Next week is Safe Boating Week, and Flotilla 81
of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is opening it with a
special service in addition to its regular safe boating
classes. .
This weekend, May 21-22, the flotilla said it will
have vessel examiners at the boat ramps at Coquina
Beach, Kingfish, and 59th Street. Examiners will be on
the ramps from 7 to 11 a.m. each day.
In addition to inspecting boats for safety, they will
be dispensing information on the America's Waterway
Watch program, federal requirements and where to find
a safe boating class.
Next Monday, May 23, Mote Marine Laboratory
will host the Personal Wate'rcraft Industry Association
for a display and a series of discussion on safe boating.
Watercraft used for marine mammal and sea turtle
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AME third.graders briefed on summer safety

By Diana Bogan
Islander reporter
Holmes Beach Police Officer Pete Lannon briefed-
Anna Maria Elementary School students on how to
survive summer vacation.
Lannon told the third-graders that they are becom-
ing role-models for. younger AIIE students and that
includes the time the\ spend with friends during sum-
mer break. Lan non gave the students tips on how to stay
safe while riding bikes or visiting beaches and parks.
SStudents \ ere reminded to always wear a helmet
wlen bike riding to avoid what Lannon calls "the
double bounce" by making.sure their helmet is secure.
Otherwise, he told students, the helmet will hit the
ground first and the second "bounce" is likely to be the
rider's unprotected head.
Lannon warned students that there are repercus-
sions if caught riding without a helmet. Lannon said he
will be. on the lookout this summer and if he finds a
student riding without a helmet he will first tell them to
go back home. The second time a student is seen riding
without a helmet, he will issue a warning ticket and
speak to the student's parents. The third offense will
result in a ticket and court appearance.
Lannon also discussed tips on how to utilize bi-
cycle brakes safely and how to signal to passing cars.
He reminded students to ride in the bike lanes % ith the
flow of traffic, not against traffic. When riding at night,
he said, bikes must be equipped with lights and reflec-
He also reminded students that Longboat Key bik-
ers are required by ordinance to have noise device, like
a horn or bell.
Lannon also gave students personal safety tips to
follow this summer, such as:
Always travel with a friend.
Never priht your name on the outside of your
*Never take short-cuts.

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Bike safety
Holmes Beach Police Officer Pete Lannon spoke to third-graders at Anna Maria Elementary School about
bike safety to better prepare them for the start of summer vacation. Islander Photo: Diana Bogan

Always head straight home.
Always call an adult if you will be late.
Lannon advised students how to respond to strang-
ers who call or come to their door when they are home

alone. In addition he gave them tips on responding to
strangers who may approach them in public.
At the end of the presentation, students were given
a safety packet, including tip sheets and reflective tape.

Pine Avenue

changes sign

of the times

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Taking advantage of a favorable opinion by
Anna Maria City Attorney Jim Dye that the property
formerly occupied by the Island Marina on Pine
Avenue contains five buildable lots for single-fam-
ily residences (The Islander, April 6), Jacob Martin
recently purchased the property foir $1.825 million.
The five lots are already on the open market with
an asking price of about $595,000 each. Martin
would net a cool $1.175 million on the deal if all five
lots sell for the top amount.
Two years ago, Island Marine owner Jeff Van
Hoose turned down a potential $2 million offer from
the city, claiming he already had an offer of $2.5
-million. He later came back to the commission to
accept the $2 million proposal, but the prospective
purchase by the city through the non-profit Trust for
Public Lands organization fell through.
Van Hoose sold the property to Martin on April
The lots are in the city's retail-office-residential
zone. If a single-family home is built on each lot, no
site plan is needed, said Building Official Kevin
Donohue. However, if the owner wants retail or of-
fice space on the ground floor, that would initiate the
site-plan review process, he said.
What's unknown at this point is whether or not
a three-story structure that includes a residence and
retail-office space is allowed in the ROR district.
Judge Marc Gilner of the Manatee County Cir-
cuit Court has not yet ruled on a lawsuit brought by
Nicky and Robert Hunt of 303 Pine Ave. against the
city after the city commission denied their site plan
application for a three-story structure, including re-
tail, office and residential space, in the ROR district.

High five for Pine
Workers demolish the Island Deli building on Pine Avenue in Anna Maria as the five lots on the site of the
former Island Marina property are now for sale, reportedly each for about $595,000. The lots are listed with
Betsy Hills Real Estate on Pine Avenue. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

Eco Expo Saturday in Bradenton Beach

What to plant in which landscape to help wildlife
will be evident at Bradenton Beach's Eco Expo Satur-
day, May 21, at city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.
The city will sponsor the eco-friendly show and
discussions from 9 a.m.- to 1 p.m., open to everyone
and especially Bradenton Beach residents, for educa-
tion in ecology as it affects the city and its people.
Dottie Poindexter, director of Bradenton Beach
Public Works Department, said it will cover such top-
ics as what native type vegetation you should be plant-
ing, landscape procedures, protection of wildlife, espe-

cially sea turtles, why dunes are vital to the beach sys-
tem and why they need plants, irrigation and other use-
ful topics.
There will be horticulturists from the Manatee
County Extension Service in Palmetto, a county profes-
sional in environmentally sound management of
stormwater runoff, and various displays of native
plants, many of which will be for sale.
Additional information may be obtained by calling
Poindexter at 778-1005, or City Commissioner Lisa
Marie Phillips at 778-1323.
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nets more than year ago
The letter carriers' collection of nonperishable
foodstuffs last Saturday appeared to be more fruitful
than last year's, said Bradenton Beach Postmaster
Charlie Shannon.
The donations have not yet been weighed and the
results tabulated, but he said the eight containers they
filled were equal to: eight shipping pallets. "That's a lot
of food," he noted.
The food was collected from mailboxes where resi-
dents had left it in bags, and members of the National
Association of Letter Carriers worked unpaid overtime
to bring it all in. The Bradenton Beach office serves
Holmes Beach as well.
-At the Anna Maria Post Office, where there is no
home delivery, one container was filled, also somewhat
more than last year's collections, a spokesperson said.
. "It's really good to see this giving," said Shannon.
"It's great to see the public is willing to give of them-

Thea Kelley elected head
of Island historical society
Opening their last meeting of the season just before
the final movie in the film fest. members of the Anna
Maria Island Historical Society elected Thea Kelle)
The election was held at the Holmes Beach City
Hall, where the movie "Palmetto" was ending its run
in the society's 2005 film festival.
Others elected were Martha Stewart, vice president;
George McKay, treasurer; Pat Copeland, recording sec-
retary; and Anne Simmons, corresponding secretary.
Named to the board of directors were Betsy
Atkinson, Jim Kissick, Andy Little, Paula Tripp, Betty
Yanger, Barbara Burda, Gail Garneau and Mlarsha
Lindsey. Next meeting will be in October.
The society's store will open in a'week, Administra-,
tor Carolyne Norwood said, and it and the museum at 402
Pine Ave., Anna Maria, will keep summer hours, 10 a.m.
to noon Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Both need volunteers to work a couple of hours a week,
she said. Those interested may call 778-0492.

Center sets month's adult classes
The Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, has announced the sched-
ule for adult classes through May as follows:
Tuesday Muscles and More 9-10 a.m., inter-
mediate water colors 10:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m., friendly
bridge noon-3 p.m., beginner pilates 10:30-11:30 a.m.,
pilates 6-7 p.m.
Wednesday Sewing group 9:30 a.m.-noon.
Thursday Muscles and More 9-10 a.m., begin-
ners watercolors 9:30 a.m.-noon, beginners plates
10:30-11:30 a.m., tai chi 6-7 p.m.
Friday Mixed Movement With Mo 9-10 a.m.
Saturdays-Pilates 9:30-10:30 a.m., tai chi 9:30-
10:30 a.m.
Additional information may be obtained by tele-
phoning 778-1908.

Janettie L. Rad~lkt and ,llark S. Halduk. h oth o .Anna
Sllrina, lhave announced their engagement and plans
10 marry' on/ Nov. 2. The bride-io-be is a specialist
at Coastal Behliavioral Heahlhcare and Haiduk is
o' nier of Cloud Y Landscapitg Co. on ith Island.

AME third-grade FCAT results
The first round of scores on the Florida Compre-
hensive Assessment Test in reading and math were
released last week and results place Anna Maria El-
ementary School in the top echelon once again.
Third-graders received their FCAT scores in read-
ing and math and AME's students achieved high
In math, 90 percent of AME students down
slightly from 93 percent of last year's third-graders -
scored a three or above on the test taken in early March.
Students who score an FCAT achievement level of
three or above are considered to be at grade level, pro-.
ficient or advanced.
In reading, AME's scores were good, with 84 per-
cent of students reading at or above grade level, but
there is a slight drop compared to last year's third-grade
class in which 86.percent of students scored a three or
above, and the 2003 class in- which 90 percent scored
three or above.
Districtwide, 65 percent of third-graders scored a
three or above in reading, dropping below the state
average of 67 percent. In math, 65 percent of Manatee
County third-graders scored at or above grade level
compared to 68. percent of students statewide.
FCAT results in reading and math for fourth- and
fifth-graders have not been released yet.

Good Morning Longboat
A Good Morning Longboat Key networking break-
fast will be from 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 25, at the
offices of the key's Chamber of Commerce, 6960 Gulf of
Mexico Drive. Reservations may be made at 387-9519.

Phllip and Holly
Connelly of Holmes
Beach welcomed
their 7 pound 5
ounce son, Zachary,
ro the family on
Friday, May 13,
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5, and Allie,.3.
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Anna Maria Elementary School media specialist
Lynn McDonough said the "Birthday Book Club" pro-
-'gram she launched at the start of the school year has
raised more than $1,000. The program is an effort to
expand the library's collection with books the kids
enjoy as well as honor students' birthdays. ,
The "Birthday Book Club" is open to all AME stu-
dents at a one-time cost of $15. Students who join the
club are invited to a bi-monthly birthday party in the
school media center.
At their birthday party, students select a brand new
book to be included in the library's collection and they
sign a book plate with their name and birth date. Birth-
day books are then marked with a star sticker on the
binding so students know which books have been dedi-
cated to the library by book club members.
McDonough said she asked students about their
reading interests before purchasing an assortment of
books for the collection. She said the selection avail-
able to students represents the most current kid's books

on the market.
With the school year coming to a close,
McDonough is pleased to report that the birthday book
selections have been popular. "The students like to see
when other students' birthdays are and which books
they selected," she said. "[Book club selections] have
been a popular check-out item this year."
The final book club party was held this month for
students with birthdays in April through July. Celebrat-
ing with cupcakes and lemonade were Madeline
Valadie, Jamie Meisch, Savanah Hendrickson, Julian
Braha, Alex Hall, Anthony Cucci, Kara Nelson,
Georgio Gomez, Mikey Ellsworth, Monika Beard,
Logan Reiber, Henrik Hellem Brusso, Courtney
Schmidt, Katie Rose Dell, Molly McDonough, Jerry
Mayer, Sarah Falls, Jessica Bouchard, Sadie Elbert,
Chelsea Perez, Jay Beard, Jennifer Walstad and Jonah
McDonough said she plans to continue the pro-
gram next year.
To learn more about the program, call McDonough
at 708-5525.

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Islander returns from studies in Spain

By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Florida Gulf Coast University student and Anna
Maria resident Sarah Thomas recently returned from a
two-semester education adventure in Spain.
Thomas, a Spanish major entering her senior year
in the fall, embarked on her journey in September
through a Florida State University international pro-
gram. She was able to enroll in university courses and
reside in a dormitory located adjacent to the University
of Valencia and the Universidad Politecnica campuses.
Thomas said most students in the program only
participate for one semester, but she chose to continue
with the program and stay at Valencia for an additional
Thomas said her classes were located on the first
floor of her dormitory building and although students
were welcome to visit the adjacent campus amenities,
she didn't really experience "campus life" as she does
at her home university. Also, class subjects were simi-
lar to those at home marketing, women in literature
and business in communication, for example but
class sizes were considerably smaller. Sometimes there
were only three students in a class, Thomas said.
.Prior to arriving in Spain, Thomas admitted that
although she could read and write fluent Spanish, she
was a little bit anxious about taking classes taught in
This, she said, turned out to be less of a challenge
than she anticipated and is happy to report that she
picked up so much more from the experience and is
almost fluent in the language.
Before -she left, Thomas said she was looking for-
ward to seeing as much of the country as possible and
hoped to make some lifelong friends. Her study-abroad
experience was anything but disappointing.
Not only did she meet many wonderful people, she
was able to do a considerable amount of traveling and
truly immerse herself into the culture as she had hoped
to do.
During her fall break, Thomas and five friends
spent 10 days traveling through Italy. Some of the high-
lights include seeing Pope John Paul before his death,
visiting the coliseum in Rome and walking through
Pompeii. She also spent time in Venice, Italy.
For spring break, Thomas chose to take an adven-
ture on her own, hiking 65 miles through snow-covered
mountains, completing the Camino De Santiago pil-
grimage in five days. Along the trail she slept in refuges
and bolstered her language skills visiting with other
Spaniards-on the same journey.
"At the end of the hike I had quite a few blisters
and shin splints," she said, "but it made me realize just
how much I could push myself to do, on my own. I was
happy and satisfied."
Thomas also traveled to Mallorca for three days

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Islander Sarah Thomas travels in Rome. Here, she's outside the Colliseum. Photos contributed by Sarah Thomas.

with friends. "It was amazing. We rented bikes, rode
around.the island and went to the beach."
Sounds a lot like home, but Mallorca is a much
larger Island and Thomas said the northern part of the
island she visited has beaches surrounded by beautiful
mountain cliffs.
In addition to her own excursions, Thomas traveled
on group trips organized by the study abroad program
to big tourist cities like Madrid and Barcelona. Al-
though Valencia is a big city in its own right, Thomas
said it doesn't have as large of a tourist draw yet.
She describes Valencia as a blend of old historic
parts and modern city life. The city still features old
castles and towers, for example.
Thomas plans to finish her senior year and con-
tinue on to obtain a master's degree in Spanish.-She
said she will be looking for graduate schools in North
Carolina over the summer.
Although no dates are set, Thomas said eventually
she wants to return to Spain and wouldn't turn down an
opportunity to live there long-term. She hopes to return
for a visit with her family and show them some of the
sites she enjoyed. Her grandmother already got a taste
of life in Valencia when she visited Thomas for a few
days in March.

Whatever the future holds, Thomas knows that she
doesn't want to lose the kno\\ ledge she has gained, and
wants a career that utilizes her Spanish language skills.
Thomas' mom, Susan, said the family is very
proud of Sarah. "She is so focused and independent.
She made all the arrangements herself and went over
there without knowing anyone."
While managing to take advantage of the cultural
opportunities outside the classroom, Thomas earned a
3.8 grade point average inside the classroom, landing
her on the dean's list.

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Cliffside at Mallorca. Note construction at the "top."

Kathleen King

completes leadership

Holmes Beach resident and parks and beautifica-
tion committee member Kathleen King recently com-
pleted the Manatee Chamber of Commerce "Leader-
ship Manatee" program.
Leadership Manatee is a comprehensive series of
lectures, discussions and field trips designed to expose
emerging community leaders to present and future
opportunities and challenges facing the county.
King believes the top three issues facing the county
are transitional growth, water management and eco-
nomic sustenance.
King serves on several advisory committees and
boards and participates in numerous community volun-
teer events. She recently moderated the Holmes Beach
Parks and Beautification "Truth About Trees" forum.
King was ihe only Islander to participate in the
chamber's leadership program.

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Anna Maria City
May 8, 200 block of Crescent Drive, domestic bat-
' ter. According to the report, an argument between a
Married couple escalated to physical violence. It was
determined that tfie wife was the instigator and report-
edly threw objects and slapped her husband. She was
Mav 10.-100 block of Pine Avenue, domestic bat-
tery. A man reported that his girlfriend bit his arm and
hand during an argument. The girlfriend was arrested
for domestic battery.

Bradenton Beach
May 1, 100 block of Bridge Street, drug arrest.
Kevin Tupin, 20, and Christopher Martinez, 21, both
of Bradenton, \\ ere arrested for possession of mari-
juana. According to the report, an officer stopped
their vehicle after witnessing the car traveling on the
wrong side of the road. In addition to finding both
suspects in possession of marijuana, officers found
an open container of alcohol and drug paraphernalia.
According to the report, Martinez is already on pro-
bation for a DUI offense.
May 1, 2100 Gulf Dri\ e S., Coquina Park, drug
arrest. Richard Bouknight, 24, ofBlradenton, \\as ar-
rested for possession of marijuana and parapherna-
lia after an officer approached his vehicle to inform
him of the park's closing time. According to the re-
port, the officer detected the odor of marijuana inside
the vehicle and Bouknight reportedly surrendered a
small plastic bag containing marijuana from his
May 3, 2300 block of Avenue C, stolen tags. A
man reported the tags from two trailers .parked in his
front yard stolen.
May 8, 2500 block of Avenue C, burglary. A man
reported the tools kept in his carport were stolen.
May 9, 1000 Gulf Drive North and 10th, Street'
North, warrant arrest. A man was arrested on a Mana-
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Romine needs to raise the money by Thurs-
day, May 19 so the MDA will "go easy on me,"
he said.
The donations for "bail" are 100 percent tax-

Holmes Beach
May 6, 200 block of 64th Street, criminal mischief.
A man reported that someone wrapped two trees in his
front yard with toilet paper. Yellow tape marked "wet
tape" was also strewn around the yard and at the man's
vehicle and several eggs had been thrown at the resi-
May 7, 4000 Gulf Drive, Public Beach, lost prop-
erty. A man reported his wallet and keys were stolen
while he was fishing on the pier. The man's property
was found by a Manatee County Marine Rescue em-
..ployee and arrangements had been made to return it to
the owner.
May 8, 100 block of 75th Street, burglary. A man
reported his camera stolen from his vehicle. According
to the report, the man believes the camera was taken the
night he forgot to close his garage door and his vehicle
was left unlocked.
May 10, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach,.
burglary. A man reported that his computer, three bank
cards and cash were stolen from his vehicle.
May 11, 500 block of 83rd Street, criminal mis-
chief. A woman reported that her boat lift was vandal-
May 11, 500 block of Key Royale Drive, theft. A
woman reported her self-propelled lawn mower stolen.
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"Your support of the MDA Lock-up will also
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ing a driver of a truck stop and pick up the mower. The
driver was found a few blocks away and told police he
thought it had been left out by the sidewalk as trash. He
apologized and returned the mower.
May 11, 3300 block of Gulf Drive, drug arrest and
DUI. William Brittain, 51, of Holmes Beach, was pur-
sued and stopped for numerous traffic violations. He
was arrested for driving under the influence and pos-
session of prescription drugs. According to the report,
Brittain could not provide proof the pills were pre-
scribed to him.
May 12, 3000 block of Avenue E, missing/found
person. A woman reported her husband missing' after
he left with a friend heading to Bradenton and did not
return. Later the same day, the woman reported receiv-
ing a phone call from her husband. According to the
report, he called her from Atlanta.
May 12, 3900 E. Bay Drive, Publix parking lot,
theft. A man reported his computer stolen from his
May 12, 400 block of 63rd Street, burglary. A
woman reported 64 prescription pills stolen from her
residence while she was out of town attending to fam-
ily business.
May 12, 200 block of 58th Street, dog bite. A man
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Blassingame.Moore: Island friends forever

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Peggy Blassingame and Polly Moore can't remem-
ber exactly when they first became friends, but both
agree it was probably in 1939 at the old Anna Maria El-
ementary School.
They have remained friends for 66 years, through
World War II, high school, marriage, children, careers
and many family moves. They still try to get together
in person every year on Anna Maria Island for an an-
nual reunion, but remain close through letters, tele-
phone calls and now, e-mail.
Peggy had just moved to Anna Maria in the late
1930s with her father, the noted author Wyatt
Blassingame; and quickly became friends with Polly,
who also lived in Anna Maria.
"We were the only two girls our age on the Island
and because we lived so close, we naturally became
friends. We liked each other right away," said Polly.
In 1939, however, school was a bit different than
it is now.
At that time,.said Peggy, "The school board had a
rule that you needed 11 students enrolled before you
could start school. We only had about eight kids on the
entire Island for the whole school, which was first
grade to eighth grade. And that was counting the kids
from Bradenton Beach. There was no Holmes Beach
"So, we'd have to wait for the northern visitors to
come with their kids to have enough to start. Some-
times, we wouldn't begin classes until November or
December. It made for an extra-long summer vacation,
and we loved that."
Indeed, it was a day and age on Anna Maria Island
when 10-year-old girls could just take off together in
the morning and tell their parents they'd be back for
"We went swimming, diving and exploring to-
gether," remembered Peggy. "We even used to dress
The two used to swim in the natural spring lake that
sill exists in Anna Maria off North Shore Drive.

When we were young
Polly Moore, front row, second from left, first met Peggy Blassingame, front row, second from right, in 1939
when they were both 8 years old and attended the old Anna Maria Etementary school, now the site of the Anna
Maria Island Community Center. Islander Photo: Courtesy Anna Maria Island Historical Society

"We used to see alligators in the lake, but they
didn't bother us," said Polly.
It was not unusual for the two to leave home
around 7 a.m. and walk down the shore to Bradenton
"We'd have to pack a lunch and one'day, we were
so hungry we ate the lunch on the way. When we got
to Bradenton Beach, we had no money and were still
hungry," said Peggy. She thinks the girls found a store
owner they knew and he gave them some ice cream.
"Of course, then we had to walk all the way home

because there were very few cars on the Island in those
days" laughed Peggy.
By the time. the girls entered the old Bradenton
High School on the mainland, the war had started, and
the two remember that the U.S. Army built a watch
tower near the present-day Sandbar restaurant.
"We got to go up and look for enemy aircraft," said
Polly. "It had a direct telephone to MacDill Field and
Tampa and we were supposed to call if we spotted a

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plane. We had binoculars and thought we were real
important. We called them a few times when we
thought we'd seen something, but it always turned out
to. be a bird."
The war, however, wasn't all bird-watching.
The Pavilion dance hall sat where the Sandbar is
today and the girls used to go with their parents to the
Saturday night dances.
By that time, the two were young teenage girls and
interested in boys. Unfortunately, there were only a few
gu s their own age on the Island, and many of them
were in the service, so they often ended up dancing
with dad or themselves.
A big adventure would come when the girls went
into Bradenton for some shopping. One day, they got
a ride into town, but after buying a few items, couldn't
find anyone to take them back across the Cortez Bridge
to the Island.
"That was the only bridge in those days, so we had
to walk for miles down Cortez Road. We tried to hitch-
hike, but not one single car came along," said Peggy
with a laugh at the memory. "Of course, that was dur-
ing the war and gas was rationed. We walked from
Bradenton to Cortez to Bradenton Beach, then all the
way to Anna Maria. I think we finally got a ride on the
Island. We were really beat when we got home. Now,
two teenage girls wouldn't dare hitchhike along
But growing up on the Island, walking the beach,
high school proms and the quiet life of Anna Maria
would eventually end, as it does for everyone. The girls
graduated from high school in 1947 and went their
separate ways.
But Island friends don't just separate.
The two vowed to stay friends and remain in touch
"no matter what," arid they've kept that promise for 66
Polly M:oore went off to nursing school in.Miami-
while Peggy went on to college. While Polly returned
to the Island after nursing school, Peggy got married
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Polly's father started the famous Moore's Stone
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Peggy's father, Wyatt, was a writer and author for
a number of national publications, and is credited with
coining the phrase that "If all the screwballs in the
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while Bill was on assignment,'but they both returned
to Anna Maria after they decided to retire.
"But we always stayed in touch and meet in Anna
Maria every chance we get," Peggy and Polly said,
agreeing that "Anna Maria will always be home."
"The Island may have changed a lot since 1939, but
our friendship hasn't," said Polly.
"We've been friends for 66 years and we'll be
friends until we're both long gone," said Peggy.
"Island friends forever," added Polly, with a big
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Forever young
Life-long Island
friends Polly -
Moore, left, and
Peggy Blassingame
got together
recently for their
-annual reunion at
the Nica Rose
jewelry store on
Marina Drive in
Holmes Beach. The
store is owned by
Polly's daughter
Sue. Polly and
Peggy first met in
Anna Maria in
1939. Islander
Photo: Rick Catlin



Norma E. Chateauneuf
Norma E. Chateauneuf, 88, of Holmes Beach, died
May 15.
Born in Buffalo, N.Y., Mrs. Chateauneuf moved to
Manatee County from Batavia, N.Y., in 1978. She was
a homemaker. She was a member of St. Bernard Catho-
lic Church, Holmes Beach, and the Key Royale Club.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 1 .p.m.
Wednesday, May 18, at the church. Memorial contri-
butions may be made to the church, 248 S. Harbor
Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217, or to Hospice of
Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL
34238. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island Chapel, is
in charge of arrangements.
SShe is survived by daughters Carol Lynn Stevens
of Hamburg, N.Y., and Marilyn Hickey of Rochester,
N.Y.; sons Michael of Washington, D.C., and Richard
of Palm Beach Gardens; four grandchildren; and three

Carolyn C. Manning
Carolyn C. Manning, 65, of Longboat Key, died
May 12.
Mrs. Manning was raised in Danvers, Mass., and
was a graduate of the University ofMassachusetts. She
moved to Longboat Key in 1992. She was a volunteer,
delivering meals to residents of Longboat Key,
Bradenton Beach and Cortez for the Manatee County
Meals on.Wheels program. She was a member of the
Longboat Key Turtle Watch, a volunteer and member
of the Longboat Key Art Center and was its assistant
director from 1996-2000. She was a volunteer in the
benthic lab at Mote Marine Laboratory for 11 years and
worked briefly in the planning and zoning department
of the Town of Longboat-Key.

Island Run 2005

There were no services. Memorial contributions
may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955
Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238, or to PanCAN, 2221
Rosecrans Ave., Suite 131, El Segundo CA. Griffith-
Cline Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by husband of 45 years Bill; daugh-
ters Christine Singleton of Hampton, N.H., and Karen
of Arlington, Texas; son Bill of San Diego, Calif.;
brother Ken Ericson of Nantucket, Mass.; and two

A.Mae Spencer
A. Mae Spencer, 97, of Bradenton, died May 8.
Born in Versailles, Mo., Mrs. Spencer moved to
Bradenton from Tampa in 1997. She was a beautician
for 40 years. She was a member of First Christian
Church, Homosassa Springs, and an avid gardener.
A service of remembrance was held at 2 p.m. May
15 in Homosassa.
She is survived by son David Stephen of Anna
Maria; sisters Naomi Harris of Champaign, Ill., and
Lois Sparks of Dec.tur, III.; and two grandchildren.

Harry Walter Welsch Sr.
Harry Walter Welsch Sr.. 90 of Anna NlIaria. died
May 12.
Born in Gloucester, Ohio, Mr. Welsch moved to
Manatee County from Charleston, W. Va., in 1986. He
was a retired chemical engineer with DuPont in Belle,
W. Va.
He was a graduate of Ohio State University.
Private services will be held at a later date.
He is survived by daughter Mary Jane Deitz of
Charleston; son Kit of Anna Maria; one grandchild;
and one great-grandchild.

judged success
The Sunday morning Island Run 2005 in Anna
Maria City was a huge success, according to Islander
Neil Longhurst, president of the Bradenton Runners'
There were 125 "finishers" in the 5K event, and 25
in the 1-mile fun walk, he said, adding a special thanks
was due to the Kiwanis Club, Turtle Watch and Mana-
tee County Sheriff's Office deputies. -
Overall winners were Bob Hammionid in 1S:0)8, 25
seconds ahead of Masters (Over 40) winreri James
Bumbul, and on the women's side, Rachel Arotskey in
19:15, just 10 seconds ahead of Heather Gollnick..Kim
Bruce-Bumbul made it a husband arid wife double in
the masters category, winning with a'21:1: f
Holmes Beach resident. Sandy Menele .;\\ on. the
Grand Masters (Over 50) by a w~ide-marginwith a
21:57 time. She was the top runner in Florida in her age
class at several distances in 2004. r v ..-
Age group winners included RyanfiQuti1e of
Anna Maria in Mien's 20-24. and Erma NlcNlullen'of
Holmes Beach in Women'en 60-64..Jordan Pritchard of
Holmes Beach \\ as second inMen's 1-19.; ;.. :
Proceeds from the. rii'-w.e'ht to_. the -Children's
Academy of South west FlorididaInf of Brhdenioin.
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Firefighters plan campaign to 'Fill the Boot'
Firefighters here will be at street intersections West Manatee Fire and Rescue District coordinator
turday and Sunday, May 21-22, to "Fill the Boot" of the drive.
th donations to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Every penny donated goes to MDA, Kelly said.
sociation. Last year this district collected $6,575 for the asso-
They will have empty boots for passersby to fill ciation. Kelly said MDA helps families and indi-
th money from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at East Bay Drive viduals affected by. some 43 neuromuscular dis-
d Manatee Avenue; Cortez Road and Gulf Drive, eases.
on the Island, and 75th Street and Manatee Av- Additional information may be obtained at 741 -
ue in Bradenton, said Firefighter Chris Kelly, 3900 or 951-7890.

Holmes Beach traffic calming, streetscaping planned

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Faced with citizen complaints about the safety of
the crosswalk on Marina.Drive between Wachovia.
Bank and the Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach'
city commissioners at their April 26 meeting formed
a traffic calming committee to come up with solu-
Commissioners also authorized Mayor Carol
Whitmore to have a qualified traffic engineer study
Marina Drive from its intersection with Gulf Drive to
56th Street.
The subject of traffic calming in the area arose sev-
eral years ago, but it was only recently that the Mana-
tee County Transportation Department furnished the
city with a map of some suggested calming measures
following a request by Police Chief Jay Romine, the
city's traffic engineer.
Public Works Director Joe Duennes said that what
the county supplied was "not what we wanted. It's ba-
sically disappointing."
The county had suggested allowing parallel park-
ing on the east side of Marina Drive, narrowing the
northbound road from Gulf Drive to 56th Street to one
lane, and installing some traffic islands with landscap-
Commissioner Roger Lutz said he needed a "com-
pelling reason" before he would shut down one lane of
traffic on Marina Drive, but Whitmore and Duennes
reiterated that the county suggestions were just starting
points, a "preview" from the county.
"This is a safety issue and just recommendations
from Manatee County," noted Whitmore. The commis-
sion is certainly not obligated to follow any of the sug-

"Well, this is all new to ime," responded Lutz.
Actually, said Duennes, the idea for traffic calm-
ing in this area: started three years ago. "I thought we
could widen Marina Drive. The map [the county] gave
is not what was asked for. We have other options and
plenty of room."
Residents were concerned about the crosswalk,
particularly when students from Anna Maria El-
ementary walk and bike to and from school. Several
"near misses" of school children have been reported
and there have been a number of pedestrians struck
by vehicles the past few years at or near the cross-
walk. The situation is particularly dangerous during
the busy winter season, said resident Bonner Joy,
who volunteered to serve on the committee.
The crosswalk is also a problem for handicapped
people, especially those in a wheelchair.
Romine and City Commissioner Patrick Morton
will also be on the committee, which will work
closely with the designated traffic engineer to com-
pile options and recommendations to the commis-
sion, taking the bike path and school children into
Romine, as the city's traffic engineer, indicated
there might not be a "need" for a committee.
"I'm not in favor of a committee unless we come
up with better solutions than what we have no*y," he
Those include eliminating one northbound lane on
Marina Drive and making the crosswalk on Marina
Drive by Wachovia Bank safer, possibly with lights.
He said he would make a presentation to the com-
mission at its May 24 meeting.

Dogs compete in mile 'walk'.
Marilyn George with Buddy and Arlene Clarke with
Dugan, all of Anna Maria, at the finish line of the 1-
mile fun walk at the Island Run event Siuda, morn-
ing at Bayfront Park. Islander Photo: J.L.'Robertson

Gloria Dei Bible school coming
"Signs of God's Love" will be the theme of vaca-
tion Bible school at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church from
9 a.m. to noon Monday-Friday, June 20-24.
It is open to children aged pre-kindergarten to fifth-
grade. All classes will be at the chiuch, 6608 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Participants may-belregistered
at 778-1813.

New instructor, new yoga class
Jasmine Boss has joined the Anna Maria Island
Community Center adult teaching staff to teach a new
class, "Gentle Yoga." '
Starting June 2, it will be from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Thursday at the Center, 407 Magiiolia Ave., Anna
Maria. Cost is $5 for members, $8 for nonmembers.
Details may be obtained at 778-1908.

Anna Maria Elementary menu
Monday, May 23
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Baked Chicken Pieces, Muffin, Steamed
Green Beans, Peaches
Tuesday, May 24
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Hot Dog on a Bun, Potato "Smiles," Chilled
Pineapple Chunks and Mandarin Oranges
Wednesday, May 25
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Macaroni and Cheese, Steamed Peas, Tossed
Salad, Chilled Strawberries
Thursday, May 26
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Corn Dog, Lettuce and Tomato Cup,
Steamed Broccoli, Fresh Fruit
Friday, May 27
Summer vacation
Juice and milk are served with every meal.



Wednesday, May 18
9:30 a.m. to noon Sewing group at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.
1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Stepping-stone craft class with
Glen LeFerve at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information:
778-1908. Fee applies.

Friday, May 20
1 to 2 p.m. Family caregiver support group at
the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 747-4655.
7 to 9 p.m. Teen night at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Information: 778-1908.

Saturday,. May 21
8:30 a.m. Kiwanis Club presents "My Mother
Was Right" with Don Maloney at Cafe on the Beach,
4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
9 a.m. Yoga on the beach between Spring Av-
enue and Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, with Jasmine
Boss. Information: 778-4977.
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rummage sale at St. Bernard
Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 778-2508.
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. West Manatee Fire & Rescue
District "Fill the Boot" fund drive at East Bay Drive and
Manatee Avenue, Holmes Beach, Cortez Road and
Gulf Drive in Bradenton Beach, and 75th Street at
Manatee Avenue, Bradenton. Information: 741-3900.
Donations benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
-9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Eco Expo at Bradenton Beach
City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Infor-
mation: 778-1323.
10 a.m. Privateer's "Snooks Adams Day" kids
event at Bayfront Park on the north end of Anna Maria.
Information: 752-5973.
10:30 a.m. Kiwanis Club "Yellow Ribbon" cel-
ebration and Armed Forces Day "Blue Star" family sa-
lute at Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 778-4865.

Sunday, May 22
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. West Manatee Fire District "Fill
the Boot" fund drive at East Bay Drive and Manatee
Avenue, Cortez Road and Gulf Drive, and 75th Street
and Manatee Avenue. Information: 741-3900. Dona-

Rainbow Title & Lien Inc.
3389 Sheridan Street, PMB 221 Hollywood FL 33021 (954) 920-6020
Rainbow Title & Lien Inc. will sell at Public Sale at Auction the following
vehicles to satisfy lien pursuant to Chapter 713.585 of the Florida Statutes at
10am June 9. 2005.
Auction Will Occur Where each Vehicle/Vessel is located. *
Lot#,009437 1996 Gold Honda Accord, VIN# 1HGCD5637TA 190864
Located at: Bradenton B.P. Automotive 2603 26th Street West, Bradenton,
FL 34205 (941) 727-3021 Manatee
Owner: Claude Exilus 3717 21st Avenue West, Bradenton, FL 34205
Customer: Same as registered owner
Lienholder: Sunbelt credit 3633 Cortez Road W Suite B-5, Bradenton, FL
34205 Lien amount: $3,490.50
a) Notice to the owner or lienor that he has a right to a hearing prior to the
scheduled date of sale filing with the Clerk of the Court.
b) Owner has the right to recover possession of vehicle by posting bond in
accordance with Florida Statutes Section 559.917.
c) Proceeds from the sale of the vehicle after payment lien claimed by lienor
will be deposited with the Clerk of the Court.
Any.person(s) claiming any interests) in the above vehicles contact: Rain-
bow Title & Lien Inc.. (954) 920-6020.
All auctions are held with reserve. Some of the vehicles may have been re-
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tions benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Tuesday, May 24
Noon to 3 p.m. Friendly bridge at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.

Wednesday, May 25
8 to 9 a.m. Good morning Longboat Key net-
working breakfast at the Longboat Key Chamber of
Commerce, 6960 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.
Information: 387-9519.

"The Farpdale Avenue Housing Estate
Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society: Murder at
Checkmate Manor" at the Players Theater, Gulf Drive
and Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, through May 22. Infor-
mation: 778-5755. Fee applies.,

Congressional Arts Competition Exhibition at the
South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton,
through May 27. Information: 746-4131.

Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage annual
meeting at the Cortez Community Center May 26.
Jules Dengler retirement party at the Sandbar
restaurant May 27.
Manatee Children's Summit performance audi-
tions at the Riverfront Theatre May 28.
Hibiscus show at the First Baptist Church,
Bradenton May 28.
Sierra Club hike at Emerson Point Preserve May
Summer camp at the Anna Maria island Commu-
nity Center May 31.
Volunteer recruitment coffee at Mote Marine
Laboratory June 1.

Project childsafe
Paul Tuirner, program representative and driver of the Project Childsafe truck, delivers free cable-style
gunlocks and educational material to The Islander office. The program is sponsored by the National Shooting
Sports Foundation funded by grants from the U.S. Justice Department. Anyone can pick up a free gunlock
from The Islander office or any local law enforcement agency. Islander Photo: J.L. Robertson

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island Biz
By Rick
g Ca i .

New to the

The Anna Maria Is-
land Chamber of Com-
nerce held its April busi-
iess exchange at Island
gallery West in Holmes
Beach. The following
iew members were wel-
zomed at the exchange:

Sea Pirate No. 6,
Ronald Fisher, 3301 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach.
Sunsets Vacation
Rental, Jeffrey and Dena
Wesselman; 304 64th St.,
Holmes Beach.
Woodson Bros. Sea-
food Grille Inc., Robert
Woodson, 7423 Manatee
Ave. W., Bradenton.
Professional services:
Advanced Orthope-
dics and Sports Medi-
cine, Dr. Owen
McCarthy, M.D., 4701
Manatee .Ave. W.,
Tourism publications
101 Things To Do,
Dave Ettinger, 2100
Constitution Blvd.,
Barefoot Estate
Management, Steve
Hensdale, Holmes
The. chamber will
hold its monthly new
member breakfast June 8
at the Sun House Restau-
rant in Bradenton Beach.

Oswald Trippe & Co.
will host the event.

Realty raves
Wagner Realty at
2217 Gulf Drive N. in
Bradenton Beach has
named Dave Moynihan
as its top listing agent on
Anna Maria Island for
April, while Dee Dee
Burke claimed the same
honor at the Longboat
Key office.
Moynihan was also
the sales leader for Anna
Maria Island, while
Cathy Meldahl and
Peggy Henger were the
leaders on Longboat

Mercury to
Wolfgang Schulz of
Wolfgang Schulz Marine
Engine Services Inc. at
Catcher's Marina in
Holmes. Beach recently
became the only autho-

on Anna Maria Island.
Wolfgang is openfrom 8
a.m. to 5 p.Sm. Monday
through Friday and on
Saturday by appointment
orfor an emergency. For
more information call
778- 2873. Islander
Photo: Rick Catlin
Photo: Rick Catlin

Son th^e each

Where the locals bring their friends!
Evenm entertainment! 4-8pm
SWed Larry Reich

Friday & Sun Tom Mobley
Mon & Tues Mark Cravens

Every Wednesday -_
All-You- $ 95

O with fries an law
5 9 4n e0 $895

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Casual Inside Dining or Outdoor Patio Dining
Plenty of Parking Fishing/Observation Pier
On beautiful Manatee Beach where Manatee Ave. ends and the Gulf begins!
4000 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach 778-0784

In the closed volume
category, Moynihan was
also the leader on Anna
Maria Island, while Jack
McCormick and Cathy
Meldahl gained the title at
Wagner's Longboat Key
Wedebrock Real,
Estate at 3224 E. Bay
Drive in Holmes Beach
has announced that its top
listing agents for April
were Gail Tutewiler at
the Holmes Beach office
and Tina Rudek at the
Longboat Key branch.
The top listing'team was
Cindy and Gary
LaFlanime at Longboat
Top selling agents
were Gail Tutewiler at
the Holmes Beach of-
fice, the team of Celeste
Simms and Dick Rowse
at the Holmes Beach of-
fice, Tina Rudek at the
Longboat Key office
and the team of Gary
and Cindy LaFlaminme
on Longboat Key.

real estate
6420 Gulf Drive,
Unit 3, L'Plage, Holmes
Beach, a 2,470 sfla /
2,814 sfur 4bed/3bath
Gulffront condo built in
2003 was sold 04/22/05,
Point -South LLC to
O'Neill for $1,555,000;
list $1,560,000.
6422 Gulf Drive,
Unit 5, L'Plage, Holmes
Beach, a 2,181 sfla /
2,401 sfur 3bed/2.5bath
Gulffront condo built in
2003 was sold 04/22/05,
Point South LLC to Rob-
erts for $1,525,000; list
2913 and 2915 Av-
.enue E, Holmes Beach, a
2,308 sfla / 2,508 sfur

6bed/4bath triplex built in
1967 on a 100x100 lot was
sold 04/22/05, Sankey to
Starfish Beach LLC for
$995,000; list $995,000.
100 Seventh St. S.,
Bradenton Beach, a 1,452
sfla / 1,902 sfur 4bed/
2bath duplex built i'n 1930
on a 45x100 lot was sold
04/21/05, Strack to Snyder
Sfor $750,000; list
20969th St., Holmes
Beach, a 1,950 sfla / 3,763
sfur 4bed/4bath/2car du-
plex built in 1980 on a
70xr111 lot was sold 04/
20/05, Pasuit 2 Inc. to
Alvarez for $,: I I 'i; list
612 Foxworth Lane,
Holmes- Beach, a 1,988
sfla / 2,686 sfui 2bed/
3bath/2car : canalfront
home built in 1971 on a
95x115 lot' was sold 04/
20/05, Jordan to Guerin
for $656,000.
5400 Gulf Drive, Unit
35, 5400 C6ndos, Holmes
Beach, a 1,188 sfla/. 1,269
sfur 2bed/2bath Gulfview
condo built in 1969 was
sold 04/19/05, Lindsay to.
Chius for $655,000; list.
111 Pelican Drive,
Anna Maria, a 1,792 sfla /
2,628 sfur 3bed/2bath/
2car canalfront home built
in 1972 on a 75x100 lot
was sold 04/18/05, Klatt-to.
Donnelly for $650,000.
106 55th St.,'Holries,
Beach, a 1,024-sfla/1,360
sfur 2bed/l'bath/l car'fome
built in 1955 on a 77x96
lot was sold 04/22/05,
Horvat to Morrison for
$639,000; list $639,000.
-808 Gladiolus St.,
Anna Maria, a 1,380 sfla /
1,678 sfur 3bed/2bath/
2car home built in 1981 on
a 65x100 lot was sold 04/
18/05, Zeimis to Selby for
$627,400; list $695,000.
1701 Gulf Drive N.,
Bradenton Beach, a 1,113



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Media gift
Nancy Dunne from the Anna Maria Island Woman's
Club pi rce ori Anna Maria Elementary School
Principal Kathy Hayes with a $50 check to purchase
books for the school library. Islander Photo: Cindi


sf commercial building
built in 1962 on a 43x98
.lot was sold 04/18/05,
VNS Industries to Holmes
Beach Properties LLC for
$575,000; list $650,000.
211 Gladiolus St.,
Anna Maria, a 100x75
canalfront lot was sold 04/
21/05, Barrow to Watts for
$549,000; list $549,000.
400 21st St. Place N.,
Bradenton Beach, a 1,100
sfla / 1,790 sfur 2bed/
2bath/lcar canalfriont
home buili in. 1956 on a
75x80 lot was sold 04/18/:
05, Billy Marc Scott Inc.
to Gryboski for $475,000;
list $499,500.
3703 Fifth Ave., Unit
4, Seacrest, Holmes
Beach, a 1,172 sfla / 1,444
sfur..2bed/2bath condo
built in 1985 was.sold-04/
19/05, Grabowski t to

Sleeper for -$640 .0"1 :: list,
6200 Flotilla Dr.; Unit
313, Westbay, Point &
Moorings, Holmes Beach,
a 1,314 sfla / 1,426 sfur
2bed/2bath condo built in
1979 was sold 04/22/05,
Trumpter to Kottmyer for
3805 :E; Bay Drive,
Unit 213, Suribow Bay,:
Holmes Beach, a 1,121"
sfla. 7/ ,,222 slur -2ed/
2bath condo built in 1979
was sold04/21/05, Gikas
to Baumgartner f Ior
$310,000; list $i33'iI: :i- "
102 Maple Ave.,"
Anna Maria; a 1,792 sfla /
2,264 'sfuri 3bed/lbath
home built in 1923 on a
50x100 lot v.'as sold 04/-
27/05E G.S. GuB n F1:m-

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Across from the Manatee Public Beach
3901 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach 778-7769

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ily LLP to Uhrig for
2310 Canasta Drive,
Bradenton Beach, a 1,593
sfla / 1,909 sfur 3bed/
2bath/lcar ba3 front home
built in 1950 on a 75x200
lot was sold 04/25/05,
Bartizal to Grad\ for
$1,199,000; list
306 56th St., Unit B,
Seamist, Holmes Beach, a
1,980 sfla / 3,027 sfur
3bed/2bath/3(ar home
built in 2004 was sold 04/
26/05, Byrne to Harkins
for $785,000;list
5806 Gulf Drive,Unit
110, Waters Edge, Holmes
Beach, a 1,078 sfla/ 1260
sfur 2bed/2bath condo
built in 1975 was sold 04/
26/05, Hoff to Jones for
501 Gulf Drive N.,
Unit 201, Bridgeport,
Bradenton Beach, a 1,337
sfla / 1,518 sfur 2bed/
2bath condo built in 1982
was sold 04/25/05, Smoler
to Arcidiacono for
3018 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach, a 2,000
sfla / 3,039 sfur 6bed/
3bath triplex built in 1920
on a 50x100 lot was sold
04/28/05, Thrasher to
Rahner for $550,000; list
6500 Flotilla Dr., Unit
211, Westbay Point &
Moorings, Holmes Beach,
a 1,114 sfla / 1,426 sfur
2bed/2bath condo built. in
1979 was sold 04/27/05,
McKillip to Langille for
$470,000; list $495,000.
2502 Gulf Drive N.,
Unit 207, Club Bamboo,
Bradenton Beach, a 476
sfur lbed/lbath Gulffront
condo built in 1975 was
sold 04/26/05, Leslie to
Stewart for $450,000.
303 58th St., Holmes
Beach, a 102x112 lot was
sold 04/29/05, Johnson to
Casa Bella Development

for $445,000.
105 39th St., Holmes
Beach, a 6,454 sfla / 7,984
sfur 10-u.nit hotel/motel
built in 1973 on a 100x100
lot was sold 05/02/05,
Anna Maria Island Beach
Resort LLC to AMI Beach
Resort LLP for
$4,000,000; list
2500 N. Gulf Drive,
Bradenton Beach, a 2,100
sfla / 2,520 sfur 3bed/
3bath duplex built in 1935
on a 50x105 lot was sold
04/06/05, Hendrickson to
Sandbox Partners LLC for
$1,615,000; list
519 56th St., Holmes
Beach, a 2,884 sfla/ 3,558
sfur 3bed/2bath bayfront
pool home built in 1996
on a 85x132-lot was sold
04/04/05, Howe to
Gryboski for $1,484,000.
100 Fourth St. S.,
Bradenton Beach, a 2,270
sfla / 2,302 sfur multifam-
ily property built in 1930
on a 50x95 lot was sold
05/05/05, Dagher to
Cunningham for
849 North Shore
Drive, Anna Maria, a
1,524 sfla / 2,772' sfur
3bed/3bath home built in
1950 on a 41x100 lot was
sold 05/06/05, Leonardo
to Kane for $1,150,000.
1704 N. Gulf Drive,
Unit B, Bradenton Beach
Club, Bradenton Beach, a
942 sfla / 1,062 sfur 2bed/
2bath gulffront condo
built in 2003 was sold 05/
06/05, Lamar to Rogers
for $907,500; list
4703 Third Ave.,
Holmes Beach, a 1,728
sfla / 3,472 sfur 2bed/
2bath/2car home built in
1999 on a 46x100 lot was
sold 05/03/05, Anna
Maria Island Sea Star LLC
to Irwin for $824,000.
4701 Third Ave.,
Holmes Beach, a 1,728
sfla / 3,472 sfur 2bed/
2bath/2car home built in
1999 on a 46x100 lot was
sold 05/03/05, Anna

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was recently promoted to senior vice president of
communications at the Disney-ABC Television Group.
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Maria Island Starfish LLC
to Irwin for $824,000.
830 North Shore
Drive, Anna Maria, a
1,723 sfla / 2,545 sfur
3bed/3bath/2car home
built in 1949 on a 100x106
lot was sold 05/06/05,
Depass to Drive Buy Inc.
& Noslens Inc. for
$737,500; list $775,000.
306 56th St., Unit A,
Seamist, Holmes Beach, a
1,620 sfla / 2,049 sfur
3'bed / 2 bath/ 2 car
townhome condo built in
2004 was sold 05/05/05,
Byrne to Alsheimer for
$772,500; list $750,000.
608 Dundee Lane,
Holmes Beach, a 1,486
sfla / 2,274 sfur 2bed/
2bath/2car canalfront
home built in 1967 on a
90x115 lot was sold 05/
06/05, Bohnenberger to
Hyland for $680,000.
309 Iris St., Anna
Maria, a 1,434 sfla/2,187

sfur 3bed/2bath/lcar
canalfront home built in
1969 was sold 05/06/05,
Dean to Drigan for
$667,500; list $695,000.
405 73rd St., Holmes
Beach, a 1,800 sfla / 2,967
sfur 3bed/2bath/2car home
with a deeded boat dock
built in 1994 on a 99x85
lot was sold 05/05/05,
Komor to -Dalton for
S$622,000; list $649,000.
303 Poinsettia Road,
Anna Maria, a 1,416 sfla /
1,608 sfur 4bed/2bath du-
plex built in 1971 on a
53x136 lot was sold 05/
05/05, Spencer to Menzies
for $600,000; list
527 70th St., Holmes
Beach, a 1,424 sfla / 2,174
sfur 3bed/2bath/2car
canalfront home built in
1965 on a 85x104 lot was
sold 05/04/05, Kendall to
Byrne for $595,000.
524 South Drive,

Anna Maria, a 1,142 sfla
2bed/1.5bath canalfont
home built in 1967 on a.
60x110 lot was sold 05/
04/05, Kuhlmann to
Falvella for $595,000; list
6805 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach, a 1,608
sfla / 2,010 sfur 2bed/
2bath duplex built in 1968
on a 71x100 lot was sold
05/03/05, Carter to Cason
for $559,000; list
730 Holly Road,
Anna Maria, a 1,130 sfla /
2,267 sfur 2bed/2bath/
2car home built in 1984 on
a 50x105 lot was-sold 05/
05/05, Shirk to Kennedy
for $525,000; list
312 60th-St., Holmes
Beach, a 2,022 sfla / 2,960
sfur 5bed/3bath/2car du-
plex built in 1971 on a
90x100 lot was sold 05/
06/05, Batdorf to AMI
Development LLC for
309 Pine. Ave., Anna
Maria, a 936 sfur office
building built in 1915 on a
52x145.lot was sold 05/
05/05, Perron to Moran for
204 Archer Way,
Anna Maria, a 1,080 sfla /
1,806 sfur 2bed/lbath
home built in 1958 on a
85x125 lot was sold 05/
05/05, Hatch to Donnelly
for $500,000.
311 61st St., Holmes
Beach, a 1,601 sfla /
1973 sfur 2bed/2bath di-
plex built in 1957 on a
90x100 lot was sold 05/
06/05, Boyd to AMI De-
velopment LLC for
1325 Gulf Drive N.,
Unit 126, Tortuga Inn,
Bradenton Beach, a 675
sfur 2bed/lbath condo
built in 1976 was sold 05/
05/05 Gratz to Shaver for
204 Oak Ave., Anna
Maria, a vacant 73x110
commercial lot was sold
05/06/05, Moran to Phelps
Properties LLC for

2502 Gulf Drive, Unit
101, Club Bamboo,
Bradenton Beach, a 609
sfur Ibed/lbath condo
built in 1975 was sold 05/
03/05, Zyonse to Galati
for $358,000.
232 17th St. N., Unit
38, Bradenton Beach
Club, Bradenton Beach a
condo was sold 04/25/05,
AMI Bayshore Develop-
ment LLC to Lorenzen for
222 17th St. N., Unit
37, Bradenton Beach
Club, Bradenton Beach a
condo was sold 04/26/05,
AMI Bayshore Develop-
ment LLC to Lorenzen for
2502 Gulf Drive, Unit
201, Club Bamboo,
Bradenton Beach, a 609
sfur Ibed/lbath condo
built in 1975 was sold 05/
06/05, Swan Lew Proper-
ties LLC to Bell for
1801 Gulf Drive N.,
Unit 109, Runaway Bay,
Bradenton Beach, a 1,080
sfla / 1,140 sfur 2bed/
2bath condo built in 1978
was sold 05/04/05, Loos to
Marsella for $335,000; list


Compiled by Jesse
Brisson, broker/
associate at Gulf-Bay
Realty of Holmes
Beach. He can be
reached at (941) 713-
4755 direct, or at Gulf-
Bay (941) 778-7244.
Current Island real
estate transactions may
also be viewed on the
Web at islander.org.
Copyright 2005.

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By Robert Noble
Islander Correspondent
The peripatetic play-reading committee at the Is- -
land Players has done it again they've picked a clin-
ker! Every.now and again, this charming community
theater on Anna Maria Island chooses a less than scin-
tillating piece of dramaturgy, but this one's a doozy!
"The. Farndale Avenue Housing Estate "
Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society:-Murder at
Checkmate Manor" (probably the most ungainly title
in Christendom!) proves to be an exercise in futility for
five talented actresses working with a usually savvy
director, who appears to be off her form on this outing. : i
"Kelly Wynn Woodland, who has created some minor ,il
miracles at this and other area theaters, seems hood-
winked by the script's inadequacies and never really
finds the manic pace that this kind of silly farce de-
Aspiring to be a satire of all those English murder .
mysteries set in the "Manor House," each member of
the large cast gets "bumped off'" one by one until. -
well, you know. Using every hoary old farce teclanique
in the book (most of them repeated several times) au-
thors David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin Jr. have
carved a niche for themselves right up there with
"'Moose Murders," a Broadway disaster of several sea-
sons ago. 4-
A lot of ingenuity and imagination have gone.
into this frustrating exercise. Mark Woodland's ac-
tive set and Dolores Harrell and her large prop crew -.
deserve special awards for breakaway furniture and Murderous cast
"malfunctioning (on purpose!) set pieces that perform "The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society: Murder at Checkmate
right alongside the actresses as they share 19 roles Manor" playing at Island Players through May 22 features, left to right, Laura Morales, Sylvia Marnie, Sandy
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3 75 stops up to 9.p.m., and 30-minute intervals from 9-
10:30 p.m. It starts at both ends of the Island at 6 a.m.,
from Coquina Beach and from the Anna Maria City Pier.
Northbound the trolley runs Gulf Drive to Marina/Palm
Drive in Holmes Beach, merging back to Gulf Drive in
Anna Maria. It runs from Gulf Drive to the city pier along
Pine Avenue, where it turns around.
Southbound it runs Gulf Drive all the way from Anna
Maria City Hall to Coquina Beach.
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way and at all the stops, "The Islander"
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Players mystery
(male and Female).
SA lot of the fun of the evening comes from observ-
ing the brave \ ork of thesegifted gals as they switch
roles, costumes and accents with, most of the time,
lightning speed.
Most valuable player award must go to the
Herculean efforts of Carolyn Zaput, who infuses
each of her six roles with the manic energy the whole
showv needs. Wonderfully costumed by Don Bailey,
Zaput brings a brilliance and buoyancy to each char-
acterization that is dazzling. She is especially effec-
tive in several chats with the audience, establishing
a rare rapport.
Hot on her heels in the excellence department are
those two daffy damsels, Robin Rhodes and Sylvia
Marnie, essaying three roles each. Rhodes, who has the
corner on kooky ladies at this theater, extends her
comic range into two male roles with equal aplomb.
This perky lady is one of the joys of the local theater
Mamie, that delicious bundle from Britain, is fast
becoming one of our ablest comediennes. With her
sauc.y spirit and blonde beauty, her theatrical thrust
grows with each appearance. Marnie's Act 1 scene with
Sandy Barton as the droll Inspector O'Reilly ap-
proached the wonderful zaniness of the old "Beyond
the Fringe" sketches that brightened Broadway and
London man\ moons ago.-
Their song-and-dance routine to "I Could Be
Happy With You" from "The Boyfriend," complete
with straw hats and canes, was a delight. Barton's
long, lanky body was a nice contrast to Marnie's
petite perkiness. And Laura Morales, playing five
roles, seemed a bit slow in the beginning, but perked
up later for a sprightly scene with Rhodes as Colo-
nel and Mrs. King. Morales' English accent was al-
most nonexistent.
Taking a cue from Agatha Christie's "Ten Little
Indians," there is a chess board and a playing piece that
disappears with each murder. Lights come up and
down in weird places, which could have been more

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music department after 34 years of service.and then led the Anna Maria Island Community Chorus for several
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Forssell Scholarship, which is given each year to a Manatee High senior who excels in. music. The woman

singing here wrote a tribute to Forssell, right. Islander
sharply timed. There are a lot of non-sequitors in the
writing, but with dropped cues and flubbed lines, the
edges get blurred.
There is an ill-advised film sequence and.a fashion
show that we could have done without, plus a chair-
moving ballet that Jerome Robbins would have been
hard-pressed to make work.
However, along the way there is some antic humor,
some fun with sound effects, bouncing tennis balls, and
sudden takes to the audieTice, backed by ominous or-
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leagues to keep tickling your funny bone.
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Doing my duty
Clara Sheehe was an Irish beauty who was already
a registered nurse when the Japanese bombed Pearl
Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.
"I was back home in Elmira in New York when we
heard the news. I had just come back from working in
'a hospital in Monterrey," she remembered.
While a lot of her high school friends joined up
immediately for the armed services, Clara had to wait
until the Army was ready for nurses. "From the day the
war started, I knew I was going to join up," she said.
She entered the U.S. Army Nursing Corps on Dec.
10, 1942, and was immediately commissioned a second
"I had always wanted to join the service and be an
Army nurse, ever since I was a little kid. When the war
started, I knew I wanted to do my part. Everyone did,
and since I was a trained nurse, the nursing corps was
where I wanted to be"
In April 1943, Clara and 30 other young nurses -
all between 21 and 24 years old sailed to North
Africa as part of the 50th Station Hospital.
"Oh, we were.young and excited. A lot of the girls
were away from home for the first time. All we knew
was that there was still fighting in North Africa. We
didn't know where we were going and didn't care. We
just wanted to be nurses."
Casablanca, however, was not the same as the
Humphrey Bogart-Ingrid Bergman movie of 1942 de-
The 50th had to build its own hospital made of
tents and a few lean-to shanties put together to make
operating rooms or laboratories. The nurses' quarters
were tents, the showers were outdoors in tents and the
lavatory was also enclosed by a tent.
"We slept on cots with no mattresses, and there
were some serious sand storms, but only one girl com-
plained. She got sent home, but the rest of us just
wanted to be nurses, wherever we were stationed. We
fixed our quarters up as best we could." It would be
home to Clara for 14 months.
Luckily, Casablanca had electricity and the city
itself offered some great shopping and sightseeing.
While the living and working conditions in
Casablanca might seem primitive by some medical
standards, the 30 nurses of the 50th didn't have to
worry about male attention. The ratio of men to women
was about 300 to 1, said Clara.
"We didn't lack for dates or even male company.
We worked hard and played hard and let's leave it at
that," Clara said with a laugh and a sly smile.
As a station hospital, the 50th did not generally
handle seriously wounded front-line casualties. That
Sduty went to the evacuation and field hospitals. The
50th would get soldiers recovering from diseases such
as diphtheria, malaria and typhoid, and handled the
medical needs of the soldiers stationed in the
Casablanca area.

Desert storm
Clara Sheehe as a U.S. Army nurse in Casablanca in
1943. She's dressed in her Class A uniform ready to
go into the famed desert town for the afternoon. The
tent in the background was her home for 14 months
during World War II.

Though the nurses worked hard, there were some
duties that by today's army standards would be called
idiotic, or worse. One day, the commanding officer of
the hospital ordered the nurses to fall out in their fa-
tigues (pants, shirt and field jacket) for "nail-straight-
ening detail."
S No, it wasn't to fix your finger nails, said Clara, it
was to actually straighten nails used in building con-
struction. The nurses used a hammer and their hands to
straighten the nails. It was a strange detail for officers.
"But we all laughed about it later. The CO was
pretty OK, he just liked the nurses to stay busy when
they were on duty," she said with a smile.
After 14 months, the 50th packed up and headed to
Italy, where the Germans were still fighting. Clara and
the other nurses ended up in Cecina, where they had an
actual building for a hospital and genuine nurses quar-
ters and rooms. They were just a few miles from the
front lines.
On several occasions, the 50th would receive the
overflow of wounded from the evacuation hospital at
the front, although generally not the seriously injured.
"We took care of a lot of burn patients, those with
diseases, those recovering from injuries that needed
long-term care, but the wounds were not serious
enough to get them a ticket back to the States."
It was great duty for a nurse and even better for the
wounded. "They really enjoyed talking with a woman.
It was a slice of home that they didn't have at the front.
A lot of soldiers would go back to the fighting, but visit
us when they got a pass. They just wanted to talk to a
girl and we enjoyed the company."
The 50th was eventually transferred to Empoli,
where the nurses went back to field tents and latrines.

; Still
laughing up
a storm
Clara Kojak,
nee Sheehe,
S enjoys the quiet
life of Anna
SMaria. Sheis
; still active in
S' volunteer
S. on the Island
and takes care
of three cats
and one dog.
Islander Photo:
Rick Catlin

Although the nurses had their own facilities, the.
standard U.S. Army field latrine for the soldiers was an
eight-hole bench over a pit filled with a flammable dis-
infectant. One day, someone was smoking and acciden-
tally threw a cigarette down a latrine hole.
S"There was a big explosion, but no:one got seri-
ously injured. It was just funny to hear about the guys
flying through the air with their pants down. We got a
lot of laughs over that one."
But Emboli was still the war, although none of the
nurses complained.
"We were all volunteers. We were all doing what
we wanted to do. If we thought it was tough, we just
thought about the girls at the evacuation hospitals at the
front lines, or we thought about the soldiers who had
to go back to the fighting. Those were the heros, not
me," she said emphatically.
Eventually, the Germans surrendered and the war
in Europe ended, butratherthan heading for home, the
50th was told it would be transferred to the Pacific for
the war against Japan.
"That was the only time any of us ever complained
about the Army. We'd been overseas more than two
years and we thought we'd like to get home. We were
sent to Naples to await shipment to Japan, but then the
atom bomb was dropped and Japan surrendered. We
held a.party to celebrate that. Actually, we held a lot of
parties to celebrate anything. We had a lot of fun in
Back in the United States, Clara took her discharge
and went to work at a Veterans Administration hospi-
tal in Illinois, where she met her future husband. She
was married in 1950 and has two sons, six grandchil-
dren and six great-grandchildren.
She and her family first came to the Island in 1957
and bought a house in Anna Maria in 1965. She and her
husband retired here in 1981.
"If there's one thing I miss, it's the comraderie that
we nurses had. By the time we left Europe, we knew
everyone's life story, dreams and hopes. Sharing that
nursing experience in war for two years just bonds you
for life. I've never forgotten any of my friends.
"I'm proud of my service, but my story is no dif-
ferent than any other nurse. I was just glad I was a nurse
and able to do my part. Being in the Army and a nurse
has stayed with me all my life," she said.
"I don't think that's much of a story, but that's the
story of my Army life," she concluded.
Just another member of the Greatest Generation.

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Spring fishing yields Tampa Bay bounty

By David Futch
Islander Correspondent
Adam Ellis of Cortez said we were going grouper
fishing with Capt. Mike Greig of Captain Mike's Char-
ters of Holmes Beach.
What he failed to mention was where Capt. Mike
was headed for what was billed'as a sure-fire, catch 'em
up grouper trip.
As we left Holmes Beach and Anna Maria Sound
and headed toward the north end of the Island, Greig
didri't take the normal left most boaters steer to go past
the City Pier and the Rod & Reel Pier on the way off-
Instead, Greig headed for the Sunshine Skyway
"Adam. Where are we going? You said we were
going grouper fishing."
His reply, "Wait until you see this. You aren't go-
ingtto believe it:"
;It onrl took a few seconds for Greig to make be-
lievers out of us.
: .Greig baited Brandon's hook with a fresh minnow
castnetted before sunrise,.
-,; :c-The- bait hit theater 'and Greig told Brandon,
"Hold on. You're going to get hit." ,
i:Wi'thin three seconds as the bait dove to the bottom
of Tampa Bay, Brandon was struggling to haul in the
first keeper of the day a 7-pound gag grouper.
M: Moments later, Adam'was bringing aboard another
keeper gag. then another, before brother Brandon had

Adam Ellis watches his tarpon splash back into
Tampa Bay on a recent trip with Capt. Mike Greig.

these silver kings fly into the air on several occasions.
By 2:30 p.m., Greig headed for the dock for that
good chore of cleaning the day's catch.
For long-time Islander and fishing guide Greig,
spring fishing in Tampa Bay is where it's at because of
the variety.
"I love fishing this timeof year," Greig said. "Ev-
erything is popping the plants, the animals, the fish.
There's just so much going on. People who come down
for the winter never get to see the fantastic fishing we
have this time of year."
Like Greig said: Everything is popping. And so it
goes when fishing with Capt. Mike.

Grouper getters
Adam Ellis, left, and brother Brandon Ellis show off
their gag grouper catch with Capt. Mike Greig of,
Captain Mike's Clhariite in Holmes Beach and think
about the blackened grotuper tacos they're going to
have that night. All 14 gags were caught in the
middle of Tampa Bay. Islander Photos: David Futch
another one in the boat.
Th.is all happened in the first half-hour of our fish-
ing day.
After catching a fifth gag, Greig decided he needed
more ice and bait and. headed back to Holmes Beach
just a few miles back.
On the return to fishing, and with one cast of the
net, Greig loaded the bait well with plenty of grouper
After catching nine more keepers for a total of 14
for the day and all before noon, Greig said he wanted
to go to the Skyway to fish for tarpon. In addition to the
14, Greig's charter threw back 10 undersized fish and
missed perhaps 15 more that cut them off.
Using the same grouper bait at the Skyway, Greig
put the brothers onto three tarpon, two in excess of 100
pounds. None were landed on the same spinning tackle-
used for catching the grouper, but it was a sight to see

Capt. Mike Greig of Capt. Mike's Charters of
Holmes Beach scans the water under the Sunshine
A,.y 'ay Bridge for rolling tarpon. After leading his
charter to 14 keeper gag grouper, Greig took them to
the Skyway where he put the group on three tarpon.

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Bad versus bad in many, many arenas

Call this a "notice to mariners" bit of advice for
those transiting Longboat Pass: It's now apparently a
no-wake zone.
Capt. Keith Barnett and wife Rebecca were head-
ing out the inlet that separates Anna Maria Island from
Longboat Key last weekend when they noticed a whole
lot of waterborne law enforcement types issuing warn-
ings for zippy boaters going through the pass and then
under the bridge to the Gulf of Mexico. Knowing law
enforcement, the warnings won't last long, with tick-
ets soon to follow.
Go slow, OK? It's not like it'll add a whole lot of
S.:,time to your trip to the Gulf or around the shallows of
Jewfish Key, the scenery is pleasant, it's a fairly tricky
bit of waterway anyway with lots of currents and con-
tinuously changing shoals, and there are manatees that
frequent the area.
As has been said time and time again, there are few
things that will make a day on the water more miser-
able than hitting a manatee.

Water-taxi wars?
Regional transportation planners have agreed that
the concept of-a "multi-modal" Jeez, they love that
Term! water-transportation system in the Manatee-
Sarasota county area is feasible.
In non-transportation-ese, that means a water taxi.
Now, it would appear, there is a bit of a water-taxi
war going on.
My buddy Bob Ardren at the Pelican Press news-
-- paper in Sarasota wrote last week that the city has
agreed to pursue grants to get the program started along
the waterfront there despite efforts by Manatee County
officials to do an identical plan here.
The background on this issue chugs along like this:
Yeah, little and big boats carrying people to and from
various points along the bays could be a cost-effective
measure at a minimal charge per passenger as long as
federal, state, regional or local funds are used to offset
the costs.
The big benefit would come from keeping cars off
the roads, putting visitors and locals on the water and
taking congestion off the highways during high season..
Wouldn't you take a boat to downtown Bradenton, or
even Sarasota, in March rather than driving?
Hired consultants at Renaissance Planning told the
Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization
that a water taxi would work in the region. They of-
fered a number of different "hubs," with a recom-
mended pilot program for downtown Sarasota. MPO

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members decided to let the concept "grow" among
their own jurisdictions, with Manatee County Commis-
sioner Joe McClash making the motion to let every-
body pretty much "go forth and do."
Highlights of the program have included hubs for
boat travel at various places on the Manatee River like
downtown Bradenton and Palmetto, a link at Bridge
Street in Bradenton Beach, perhaps a long run from the
Crosley Mansion near the Sarasota-Bradenton Interna-
tional Airport to other locales, downtown Sarasota in-
cluding Mote Marine Laboratory, and the Venice-
Nokomis area to the south.
Last week, City of Sarasota officials made the first
official move. As reported in the Pelican, "Manatee
County's determination to snatch the rug out from un-
der Sarasota's plans to set up the area's first water taxi
program was challenged last week by the Sarasota City
Commission, deciding to pursue grants that could reach
$400,000 to do a final study-of the feasibility of local
water taxi service.
"City Redevelopment Specialist Karin Murphy
told city commissioners that Sarasota is far ahead of
Manatee County in its efforts to do a water taxi startup.
She pointed out a local ordinance has been passed set-
ting out the required permits, hours of operation and
standards of operation."
My thought? Sarasota, go forth and do. First. And
we'll all watch and learn.
I keep thinking about the Manatee Trolley that took
forever to get up and running. First it was to go from
the Anna Maria City Pier to Lido Key and St. Armands
Circle. Then Longboat Key begged out. Then it stalled.
Then, thank goodness, McClash stepped in and brought
it to fruition on the Island.
Now, it's a model in the state. But not without a
few hiccups, like noise problems and breakdown prob-
lems all of which are now being corrected, but only
after trial and error and a few years of the operation.
Anyone who's ever had a boat knows that prob-

On safari
Island businessmen Jeff Kenrick, right, of Holmes Beach and Ken Brown of Bradenton took their Islander a
long way for this picture. They're in the heart of Africa "and a long way from anywhere," on the shore of
Lake Victoria where the Nile River begins, said Kenrick. He is with Marina Pointe Storage in Anna Maria
and Brown is afinancialadvisor.


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lems with cars seem to be problems cubed with boats.
Let's let Sarasota work out the bugs of a water taxi
system fares, size of boats, hours of operation, best
time of operation and routes before we dive into the

Nuclear energy is now good?
Remember that old line about the difference be-
tween Shinola and ..., well, the new news now appears
to be nuclear power plants versus global warming.
You'll never guess which is the eco-friendly one.
According to the New York Times, there is a grow-
ing trend amongst environmentalists in embracing
nuclear power as a means to offset the greenhouse gas
impacts caused by fossil-fuel emissions from more-tra-
ditional power-generating sources.
"Their numbers still are small," according to the
Times, "but they represent growing cracks in what had
been a virtually solid wall of opposition to nuclear
power among most mainstream environmental.
Hmm. Call it bad against more bad. As one of the
founders of the Whole Earth Catalogue put it-regard-
ing nuclear power plants, "It's not that something new
and important and good happened with nuclear, it's that
something new and important and bad has happened
with climate change."
In other words, the burning of oil and coal and
other fuels to power our AC is worse than the threat of
nuclear power plants, whatsome refer to as the plague
qf the electricity industry that reached its na.dir in 1979
at Three Mile Island and was further hammered into the
dirt in 1986 in Chrenobyl in the former So ilet Union.
FYI, the Times reported, it's been 32 \ears since
any nuclear reactor has been built in the United States.

... and recycling is now complicated
All of Anna Maria Island in fact, all of Nlana-
tee County is now in a recycling mode. We all du-
tifully put our aluminum cans. ne% papers. bottles and
all the other stuff in special bo\es and lug them our b\
the street for pickup.
And we feel pretty good about helping the en\ iron-
merit, too, by reducing the volume of junk at the land-
fill and helping protect Mother Earth.
We're weenies in the recycle world compared to
Japan, though.
Manatee County has something like 10 categories
of recyclables, if you factor in tin cans, aluminum, pa-
per cardboard and newsprint plastic in several
forms, yard waste, dirt and all the rest. In Kamikatsu,
a town on the smallest of the Japanese islands, there are
44 different categories of recyclables.
Officials there hope to totally eliminate anything
going to its landfill by 2020.
Japan is small. It's population is huge. Small land-
size and lots of people mean a serious problem with
what to do with the trash. "Mount Trashmore" isn't
really an option there, so most of their detritus. is
burned, but even the ash takes up more space than
they'd like, so recycling is a must.
In Japan, 80 percent of the garbage is incinerated.
In the United States, 80 percent of garbage goes into
Where we've got a couple of big bins that we dump
our newspapers, bottles, cans and other -stuff,
Kamikatsu has a recycling center that has 44 contain-
ers. And it's socially improper to not recycle, with
neighbor turning on neighbor if one doesn't meet the
demands of the recycling police.

Sandscript factoid
What'is described as "first generation" nuclear re-
actors provide 20 percent of the electric power in the
United States, according to the New York Times.

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Now is a good time to go fishing in Gulf or bays

By Capt. Mike Heistand
Hey, the water temperatures are warming and the
fishing is getting better every day.
Tarpon are still a little scarce, but should start to
appear any time now off the Island's beaches and in
Tampa Bay.
Backwater action for trout and redfish remains
great, and catch-and-release snook fishing is also good.
Offshore, look for lots of grouper'and snapper plus
a few cobia:
And by the piers, there are some good reports of an
occasional pompano and an errant mackerel.
Bill Lowman at island Discount Tackle at
Catchers Marina in Holmes Beach said offshore fish-
ing remains excellent now, with lots of grouper and
snapper being caught plus a few cobia. Backwater ac-
tion seems to.be directed toward redfish and trout, Bill
said, and catches are large.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said fishing there
has focused on pompano, redfish and big catch-and-
release snook, but bait is hard to find and mackerel
have pretty much disappeared.
Cliff Alcorn at the Anna Maria City Pier said
there are lots of bluefish hookups, plus catches of pom-
pano, a few mackerel, snook at night and some small
Capt. Larry McGuire of Show Me The Fish
Charters said "fishing is still real good, with catches

Big fish for little guys
Jacob Arthur, 3, pictured at left, caught this sheepshead while his brother Nicholas, 5, right, caught this snook
while fishing with Capt. Kim's Charters, Capt. Kathy at the helm. The pair were visiting from Wheaton, Ill.

Salick surfboard surfaces
Ken Lease, one of 11 siblings growing up on Anna
Maria Island, not only remembers Phil and Rich
Salick, he dug up an old board stored in his mom
Loretta's garage to show friends and The Islander
newspaper. Ken purchased replica bumper stickers
from the Salick's boardmaking era of the 1980s that
are being sold to raise funds to help in Rich's battle
against cancer. Visit The Islander or Duffy's Tavern
to purchase a sticker,'or call Rich's sister Joanie
Mills at 778-2800. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

We'd love to hearyour fish
stories, and pictures are
welcome at The Islander.
Just give us a call at 778-
7978, or stop by our office
in the Island Shopping
Center, Holmes Beach.
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of gag grouper to 20 pounds, red grouper to 15 pounds,
mangrove snapper to 6 pounds, plus scamp,.a few
school kingfish and sharks to 5 feet." Last week,
Rayondra Olivio caught two gag grouper on one
bomber lure. "On a four-hour trip with Dr. Dave, Marty
DeVita of Bradenton and his brother Bob from Illinois,
we caught keeper gag grouper, big mangrove snapper,
a 4-foot shark in 40 feet of water, and a 5-foot sailfish
chummed up to the boat, but wouldn't hit. We are us-
ing live pinfish and grunts, as well as frozen Spanish
sardines. We have noticed that using lighter line has
helped the bite."
Capt. Tom Chaya said he's finding fishing to be
pretty good right now, with a lot of charters bringing
back limit catches of redfish, plus lots of catch-and-
release snook and lots of trout.
Capt. Zach Zacharias out of Annie's Bait and
Tackle in Cortez said he's putting his charters onto
kingfish to 15 pounds, plus permit in about 40 feet of
water out in the Gulf. Tarpon are still scarce for him,
but he is catching a lot of redfish and trout.
Capt. Thorn Smith from Angler's Repair said he
took a trip down to Boca Grande last week and caught
a lot of flounder, trout, redfish and some really big
catch-and-release snook.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
fishing was slow last week due to the bad tides, but
there were still a few good reports of catch-and-release
snook, trout and redfish from Terra Ceia Bay and snap-
per caught by the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.
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Catchers Marina in Holmes Beach said mackerel are
running strong in the mornings, with catches of up to
26 inches in length coming in. Later in the day, redfish
and catch-and-release snook are a good bet in the bays.
At Perico Island Bait and Tackle, wade fishers
are doing well-with trout and redfish in Palma Sola Bay
and near Perico Island, with shrimp working the best
as bait.
At Skyway Bait and Tackle, reports include
mackerel and silver trout from the Sunshine Skyway
Fishing Piers, with redfish being a hot item during the
days both from the pier and from Terra Ceia Bay.
On my boat Magic, we caught a 44-inch-long, 25-
pound cobia on 10-pound-test line on the seagrass flats.
We've also caught a lot of redfish in the 23-inch range,
lots of small catch-and-release snook and trout to 24
Good luck and good fishing.
Capt. Mike Heistand is a 20-year-plus fishing
guide. Call hiin at 723- ]107 to provide fishing report.

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Privateers' Whitey Horton golf tourney a blast

By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Reporter
Fantastic weather, a lot of fun and some good golf
marked the Anna Maria Island Privateers' 11th annual
Whitey Horton Memorial Golf Tournament Sunday,
May 15, at the El Conquistador Golf and Country Club.
Though the turnout was less then the Privateers had
hoped for, the longtime service organization still raised
more than $5,000, which will go directly towards its
scholarship programs.
From a player's perspective, having 72 players on
the course made for a thoroughly enjoyable day be-
cause there was no waiting to fifiish out the holes.
First place went to the team of Ernie Cotton, Chuck
Whitfield, CJ. Whitfield and Jason Hogan, who com-
bined to shoot a 12-under-par 60 over the par-72
course. Second place went to Team Islander with an
impressive 11-under 61 behind the strong play of Ed
Conk. Other team members include Matt Bowers; Bill
Romberger and this erstwhile writer/golfer. (Notice:
writer comes first?) Third place was captured by the
team of Chris Kiernan, Alan Britcher, Mitch Stoop and
Bob Darrough on a combined score of 62.
Defending champion, Team V.O., came into the tour-
ney \ without Ro3 Hampton and Scont Van Ostenbridge and
struggled to a 67 in the breezy conditions, while the team
of Greg "Shiprek" Davidson, John Swager, Stanley
W\eyman and li ke Miller was dubbed "most honest" af-
ter finishing in last place ith a78.
Other winners included Jason Hogan, who cap-
tired the long-drive contest with a 285-yard drive on
number 18, and Bob Neilson, who won the closest-to-
the-pin contest on hole No. 3.
Bob Darrough was honored as the shortest-drive
S inner after one of his tee shots hit a tee marker and
bounced back to hit him, giving him a net drive of zero
yards, while Lee Tanner captured the putting contest,
though he didn't make the 60-foot putt that would have
netted him $5,000:
The big raffle winner on the day was Ed Conk, who
captured the 50-50 drawing t6 walk away with $225.
E\ervone in attendance had a great time on the
course and an even better time at the awards banquet
where the El Conquistador staff put out a meal fit for
a king. Delicious prime rib, baked ziti and tons of other
food made for a good finale.
In the end, the winners will be the students who
reap the financial rewards of the scholarships that the
Privateers will award later this year. Recipients of the
scholar hips will be invited to ride on the Privateer
pirate.ship during their Island-long July 4 parade.
The Privateers said to thank all of their sponsors of
this year's tournament and announced at the banquet
that the 12th annual White\ Horton Memorial Golf
tournament will again be held at El Conquistador, so
plan now to play next year. And congratulations to all
of the winners!
Other scores from the tourney:

Fourth place: 63
Bob Kenney, Rick Van Fossen, Steve Crawford, Tom
Joe Miller, Susan Miller, Terry Wilson, Mayor Wayne
Rex Kerns, Rick Weaver, Tom McDonald, Dave
Todd Elliot, Jason McMahon, Matthew Fitch, Frank

Fifth place: 67
Justin Garvey, Jarrett James, Darrell Wilson.
Butch Van Ostenbridge, David Futch, Mark Hack, Jon
Rob Neilson, Carl Kogeler, Jesse Jordan, Sam

Sixth place: 68
Gary Harkness, David Murray, Chuck Matthews, Ryan

Seventh place: 70
Jesse Carr Sr., Jesse Carr, Bob Ware, Daryel Young.

Eighth place: 71
Larry House, Jim Stufflebean, Sean Cooper, Lee Tanner.


Chuck Whitfield, Ernie Cotton, Jason Hogan and C.J. Whitfield shot a 12-under 60 to win the Whitey Horton
Memorial golf tournament at El Conquistador Country Club. Islander Photos: Kevin Cassidy

Ed Conk poses with
Privateers Eric Rushnell,
left, and Bruce Whitton
after winning $225 in the
50-50 drawing.

Bill Romberger, Ed Conk, Matt Bowers and Islander sports writer Kevin Cassidy shot a 61 to finish in second
place in the Whitey Horton Memorial golf tournament at El Conquistador Country Club.


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Stephen Wilkinson, Deb Mazzaferro, Marty Kimbell,
Bob Slicker.

Ninth place 73
Doug Egger, Will Townly, Jack Grant, Fritz Cordey.

Team Bordes struggles,
maintains winning streak
Team Bordes battled its way past the Devil Rays
14-13 on Wednesday, May 11, for its ninth consecutive
win since opening the season with two straight losses.
The win improves TB's record to 9-2 with the district
- tournament starting May 17 in Venice.
Team Bordes trailed against the Devil Rays four
times in the game. Five runs in the bottom of the sec-
ond inning gave TB its first lead at 5-2. Pat Cole, Chad
Wickersham, Shane Pelkey and C.J. Wickersham
walked to open the inning. scoring Cole to pull to 2-1.
Tanner Pelkey then follow\ ed \\ ith a two-run double to
right-center, scoring Chad Wickersham and Shane
Pelkey to give Team Bordes a 3-2 lead.
C.J. Wickersham scored on a passed ball to extend
the lead to 4-2 before Ryan Smith singled-in Tafiner
Pelkey to complete the scoring in the inning.
The DevilRays answered with seven.runs in the
top of the third to open up a 9-5 lead. Team Bordes
responded with one run in the bottom half of the inning,
getting a single from Sean Price, who came around to
score on a single by Chad Wickersham to pull to within
one run.
,. With his team trailing 12-10, Coach Brad Lisk
called the team together in the middle of the sixth in-
ning for a heart-to-heart talk. Chad Wickersham rallied
the team around him when he said, "Don't worry
Coach. We have this game in the bag." Team Bordes
then went down one-two-three to end the sixth still
trailing 12-10.

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The Devil Rays extended its lead to 13-10 before
Nate Mozeleski opened the last stanza with a walk and
promptly stole second for Team Bordes. Scott Wollett
singled, sending Mozelski to third and a wide turn
looking to score. Wollett took advantage of the atten-
tion they were paying to Mozeleski to advance to sec-
ond base. Price then grounded out for the first out be-
fore Mozeleski dashed home to score on a passed ball
with Wollett moving to third. Another passed ball
scored Wollett and moved Cole to third with Team
Bordes trailing by one run.
SWith Cole on third and Chad Wickersham on sec-
ond, Coach Lisk called for a suicide squeeze, where the
runner takes off for third and hopes that his teammate
can successfully bunt the ball. Cole didn't need the
bunt, because the low and outside pitch got past, the
catcher allowing Cole to score the tying run and

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Wickersham to move to third. Coach Lisk again called
for the suicide squeeze play. This time the Devil Rays
pitcher saw Wickersham breaking and three\ the ball
o\ er the cdtcller's head, allo\\ ing \\ ickershran to slide
home with the winning run.
Scott Wollett earned the pitching wvin \ith mt\ o
innings of one-hit ball that included.three strikeouts.
Wollett also contributed a single and one run scored to
the Team Bordes attack that also received a 2-for-3
two-RBI performance from Tanner Pelkey and a single
and three runs scored from Chad Wickersham. Price
added a single and two runs, while Smith singled to
round out the Team Bordes offense.
Next up is the district tourney with Team Bordes
taking on Venice No. 1 on May 17 followed by a 9 a.m.

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game Saturday, May 21. A win Saturday has them
playing again at 3 p.m. the same day, while a loss
forces them into a noon game.

Pennant race down to the wire
in AAA league
WMFD remains in first place, but barely after
splitting a pair of games last week in AAA baseball-
action at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
WMFD lost'16-12 to Morgan Stanley Wednesday,
May 11, but bounced back to defeat Duncan Real Es-
tate on Friday, May 13. Morgan Stanley tied 14-14
against Duncan Real Estate on Monday, May 9, and
coupled with its win over WMFD on Wednesday,
pulled to within one point in the standings.
Last-place Duncan is still within range of taking
the title thanks to a pair of games left to play for first-
place WMFD so stay tuned.

Horseshoe winners named
Weekly winners of the Anna Maria City Hall
Park's horseshoe contests were Ron Pepka and Peter
Watson of Anna Maria. Don Hartsfield of Bradentonr
Beach and Herb Ditzel of Anna Maria came in second
in the May 14 competition.,
Ron Pepka and Tom Skoloda of Anna Maria
teamed up to win the May 11 contest. Carole Watson
of Anna Maria and Jay Disbrow of Bradenton came in

Little League AAA standings

Team Name
Morgan Stanley
Duncan Real Esta

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The weekly contests get under way every Wednes-
day and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria City Hall
Park. There are no membership fees and everyone is

Sign up for Anna Maria Island
Dolphin football
The Anna Maria Island Community Center an-
nounces another season of Dolphin football is upon us.
They invite players toome out arid join the program that
produced the 2002 Police Athletic League Junior Var-
sity Superbowl champions.
Interested players must attend a meeting at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, May 18, at the Center. This mandatory
meeting will be to share information about the PAL
League and to gauge the interest level among Island
PAL has four age. ei\ht divisions starting with
flag football for ages 6-7 (as of September 1). Flag
football carries no \eight restrictions. Mighty Mites
must be age 8-10 and under 125 pounds, while JV is for
11- to 12-year-olds under 145 pounds. The oldest di-
vision is varsity for age 13-14 players who are under
165 pounds.
For more information, call Andy Jonatzke at 778-

Little League AAA hitting leaders

as of May 13

1. Jordan Sebastiaro
2. Tommy Pric.e
3. Blake Wilson
4. Austin Wash
4. Trevor Bystrom
5. Matt Bauer
6. Glenn Bower
7. Zach Even
8. Troy Kozewski
9. Zach Evans

Team Batting Average
Duncan .630
WMFD .548
WMFD .520
Duncan .500
Duncan .500
M. Stanley .471
Duncan .469
M. Stanley .464
Duncan .458
M. Stanley ,385

Senior league Team Bordes' catcher Pat Cole can't
dig this pitch out of the dirt during recent baseball
action at G. T. Bray.

Anna Maria Island Little League

Baseball Schedule
AAA League (ages 9-12)
May 18 6:30 p.m. WMFDvs. Duncan
May 20 7p.m. .M. Stanley vs. Duncan
May 23 6:30 p.m. Duncan vs. WMFD
May 25 7:30 p.m. AAA awards night

AA League (ages 8-10)
May 19 5:30 p.m.
May 19 7p.m.
May 24 5:30 p.m.
May 24 7 p.m.
May 25 7p.m.

T-Ball (ages 5-7)
May 20 5:30 p.m.
May 21 9 a.m.
May 21 10 a.m.
May 25 6:30 p.m.

M. Stanley-Harcon vs. Betsy Hills
Bark vs. Cannons
M. Stanley-Harcon vs. Cannons
Betsy Hills vs. Bark
AA awards night

A&E vs. Harry's
Coast Bank vs. Island Starter
BeachHouse vs. Boyd
T-ball awards night

Islanders Roller Hockey schedule
May 19 6:30 a.m. Practice (all teams)
May 21 10:30 a.m. Sun vs. True Value
May 24 7 p.m. Game Kids vs. Game Dads

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QUEEN-SIZE MATTRESS and box springs. Spot-
less. $80. (813) 645-0577 or (941) 778-3708.

HAMMOCK: TUBULAR metal, removable cush-
ions, like new, $25. Large portable dog cage with
hinged sides, $50. (941) 778-8384.

WOODEN TOOL box full of vintage tools. $150.
(941) 778-3006.

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, Thursday,
9:30am-2pm. Saturday, 9am-noon. Always-sales
racks. Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. (941) 779-2733.

ESTATE SALE: 9am-3pm Thursday-Friday, May
19-20. Living, dining, two bedroom sets, wrought-
iron patio furniture, antiques, collectibles, jewelry,
crystal, much bric-a-brac.-The Lakes condos, unit
139, off 75th Street, follow road to back of complex.

GIGANTIC GARAGE SALE: 9am-noon Saturday,
May 21. Tools, furniture, golf, dishes, houseware.
165 Crescent, Anna Maria.

SALE AT NIKI'S Gifts & Antique Mall, Weekly spe-
cials: Ice cream parlor set 50 percent off; all ster-
ling jewelry 50 percent off; two Victorian chairs 50
percent off; select gifts, jewelry, antiques 25-75
percent off. 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Open
seven days, 9:30am-5pm. (941) 779-0729.

MOVING SALE: 9am-noon, Saturday, May 21 and
Saturday, May 28. 213 58th St., Holmes Beach.

HUGE MOVING ESTATE sale in Cortez Village. 8am-
1pm Thursday-Saturday, May 19-21. 4439 121st Ct.
W., Key West-style house behind post office.
YARD SALE: 9am-1 pm, Saturday, May 21. Wicker
love seat, counter stools, dresser, Raleigh antique
men's bike, baby cradle, mystery books, golf balls,
pictures, puzzles, clothing, household. 403 72nd
St., Holmes Beach.

ST. BERNARD RUMMAGE sale: 9am-lpm Satur-
day, May 21 and Saturday, May 28. Jewelry, books,
housewares, toys, clothes, sporting goods, elec-
tronics and lots more! 43rd Street, Holmes Beach.

MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE sale: 8am-4pm Satur-
day, May 21 only. Big-screen TV, 1987 Mustang
convertible, sofa sleeper, piano, household items,
office supplies, remodeling leftovers, pictures,
books, baby stuff. collectibles, more. 3301 Highland
Ave. W., Bradenton.

1992 CHRYSLER LE Baron convertible; V6. White.
110,000 miles, runs great. $1,895, or best offer.
Great Island car. (941) 778-1210.

KIDS WANTED! For speech and language summer
camp.'9am-noon, June 6-10 for 3- to- 5-year-olds
and June 13-17 for 5- to-.7-year-olds. 15 hours/
week filled with oral motor exercises, sound/letter
associations and language-based activities. Regis-
tration limited! Giraffic Park Therapy Center, Cortez
Road, Bradenton. (941) 758-3559 or e-mail

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

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 Conser-
vation Commission. Free at The Islander newspa-
per office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Don't be sorry, be safe.

GIFT SHOP: Great mom-and-pop opportunity in
outstanding resort area. Good location, good
lease. Just $238,000, including inventory. Confi-
dentiality agreement required for details. Longview
Realty, (941) 383-6112.

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

FOSTER PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to
foster puppies and kittens until they are old enough
for adoption. All food and medical provided. Julie,
(941) 720-1411.


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Total Pending: 129 Median Price: $699,000
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One year old 5BR/5BA, four-car
garage and elevator. Outside spi-
ral staircase leading down to lush
heated pool area overlooking bay.
Beautifully furnished and tiled
throughout. Private dock and
great fishing. Excellent rental his-
tory in place.. $2,490,000.
Call Anne Huber (941) 713-9835.

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Executive Anna Maria home with views of the Gulf of
Mexico. Experience paradise in luxury one house off of the
beach on a quiet, desirable location. This home offers 3BR/ '. -- ,
2BA, hardwood flooring, quality doors, windows and fix- &
tures, custom cabinetry, Corian breakfast bar, custom light- .-. ".
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with a touch of island flavor. Offered at $1,495,000.

300 feet from the beach! Completely renovated home
with heated pool surrounded by lush, tropical landscap-
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Beautifillfy renovated pool home in Key Royale. Over 2,300 sf.
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and Gulf. $969.000.
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(941) 920-1363 IRealty

in a great location. 2BR each side, screened-in lanai, new
landscaping and a fresh new look. Just one and a half
blocks from the beach! Great investment property or sea-
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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.

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

BOAT SLIP WANTED to buy or rent for 22-foot-
walk-around. Fully insured. (813) 731-7832.

CORTEZ WELDING CO. 12111 Cortez Rd.,Alu-
minum welding, $45/hour. By appointment only.
(941) 737-8667 or 798-3589. Free estimates.
BOAT LIFT: Taylor-Made. 4,500-lb. lifting capac-
ity. Excellent condition. $1,600. (941) 778-6774.
12-FOOT SAILBOAT with trailer. Fully equipped.
Very good condition. $600. Call (941) 794-0970.
(Village Green area.)
OCEAN KAYAK: sit-on-top, one-seater. Blue,
brand new with seat and paddles. Transport
wheels included. $600, or best offer. Call Pat
Staebler, (941) 778-2469.
2002 SEA RAY 182 Bowrider, like new! 190-hp
stern drive. Call (941) 778-6234, or e-mail
kendra@presswoodlaw.com. $12,900 or best offer._

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Updated Duplex Two, 2BR/2BA units. Spacious,open and sunny.
Delightful new heated pool, mature landscaping and a large 90X 100 lot.
Bonur "torace and two garages. One-block fiomn the beach in the best
part of the Island. $879,000. Call Robin Kollar (941) 713-4515

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 two wonderful sitters! Tiffany and
Trish. (941) 778-3275 or 779-0964.

BABYSITTER: RED CROSS babysitting ahd 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, 13-year-old mother's
helper, odd jobs. Call Kendall at (941) 779-9783
or 779-9803.

14 years old, friendly and responsible. (941) 778-

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Phone: 877-469-4753
Fax: 941-751-1728

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

BABYSITTER: Responsible 10th-grader, great
with kids, first-aid certified. Charlotte, (941) 756

NEED A BABYSITTER? Call Felicia or Kari, (941)
761-1569 or 730-5889. Both Red Cross certified.

SANDBAGS DELIVERED: Be prepared. Local
teen will make and deliver sandbags to your Island
residence. Call Spencer, (941) 778-0944 to order.

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

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)

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Tiffany Place Condo on the Gulf of Mexico:
Remodeled and very beautiful, all furniture and
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.. $825,000.

New Listing: Large home, beautiful
North Point Harbor. Features include:
Canal, dock, boat lift, patio deck, pool,
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Beautiful fireplaces on first and second
levels, open plan, two-car garage and
much more to see. Easy to show with
appointment! $1,425,000.- .

Quaint Island cottage in Holmes
Beach: Spacious 2BR/1BA, large screened
front porch, room for a pool, updated
and very charming. Short walk to beauti-
.._ ful Gulf beaches is a plus! A great buy at

FABULOUS WEST BRADENTON 3BR/2BA, one-car garage, fenced
yard, concrete block construction. $219,000.
PARADISE VILLAS, 305 63rd St. Elevator and pool with each unit.
Pre-construction price. $829,000.

A top producer at Island Real Estate Inc., Call Marianne at (941) 778-6066.
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419 Pine Ave., Anna Maria FL 34216 PO Box 2150 (941) 778-2291
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294

FIVE CHOICE WATERFRONT BUILDING LOTS! Don't miss the chance to build
NEW on one of five wonderful waterfront lots, overlooking lovely lake La Vista. Each
site offers 52 feet of 'prime waterfront. Just a short stroll to the friendly City Pier or spar-
kling Gulf of Mexico! At $595,000 each, these choice Anna Maria lots won't last long!
Purchaser may opt for vacant lot or construction package.

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CAPTIVATING BAYFRONT RETREAT This lovely 3BR/2BA bayfront hideaway
'has a perfectly wonderful location, just steps from the friendly Rod and Reel Pier. The
panoramic greatroom offers a wall of glass with splendid vistas of sea, sand and sky!
Features include gorgeous marble floors, vaulted, textured ceilings with recessed light-
ing 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
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GRAPHIC DESIGNER: Advertising layout and design
for weekly newspaper, some Web site production.
Knowledge of advertising design and layout. Candi-
date must be familiar with desktop publishing.
PhotoShop, Illustrator, PageMaker, Acrobat a plus.
Some experience required and/or associate's degree
or technical school certificate preferred. Resumes: e-
mail humanresources@islander.org, fax 778-9392, or
mail/deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach FL 34217.

CONCIERGE/SECURITY: As needed, part time
including weekends. Longboat Key condo. No ex-
perience needed. Must be service oriented and out-
going. Background check. Competitive pay. Call
Kevin (941) 383-8876, or fax resume 383-9051.

ALL POSITIONS: Cafe on the Beach, 4000 Gull
Drive, Holmes Beach. Apply in person.

CABANA BOY/GIRL wanted part time. Work out-
doors. Good tips. (941) 447-3805.

FULL-TIME SERVERS needed: Breakfast and
lunch. Apply in.person at Fit to Eat Restaurant,
5315 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. (941) 778-0411.

CARETAKER'S ASSISTANT wanted: One or two
days a week. Light painting, lawn work and general
help. Prefer Island resident. Retirees welcome.
Must be dependable. (941) 778-1708, 8am to 8pm.

or part-time servers for lunch, Sunday brunch and
dinner. Wednesday-Sunday. Apply at 5406 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach, or call (941) 778-5320.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED at the Anna Maria Island
Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
(941) 778-0492.

LPNS/CNAS NEEDED for long-term home care for
lady with spinal injury. Hoyer lift. Four-hour morn-
ing and overnight shifts. (941) 383-6953.

ing. References. Reasonable. (941) 746-9246.

MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, cabbage
palms, patio gardens, trimming, clean-up, edgings,
more. Hard-working and responsible. Excellent
references. Edward (941) 778-3222.

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

computer misbehaving? Certified computer service
and private lessons. Special $40/hour. Free ad-
vice. (941) 545-7508.

wash away mildew, dirt, salt. Thorough, reason-
able, reliable. Free estimates, licensed, insured.
(941) 778-0944.

CONNECT-ICON Your local computer specialist.
Experienced certified technician for communica-
tion electronics offers wireless and cable networks,
upgrades, maintenance, repairs, tutoring and train-
ing. Call Robert, (941) 778-3620.

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

THE ISLANDER. The best news since 1992.

management/watch, housekeeping, maintenance.
(941) 730-5318.

DO YOU NEED a house sitter? Retired, Christian
couple will house-sit free just to stay on the Island.
References, furnished. (770) 832-7319.

LIVE ON THE Island and need help? Sarasota air-
port runs, $40. Gardening, weeding, light house-
keeping, pet sitting and walking, help with moving.
On Island, (941) 803-0610.

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

MIKE & KATHY'S Cleaning Service: Providing a
standard-of excellence for all your interior, exterior
and window cleaning needs. Residential or vaca-
tion rentals. (941) 722-4358..

TOM'S WINDOWS:. Door and window repair/re-
placement. Plus, get your hurricane panels now!
Cut, primed and installed with easy-mount fasten-
ers. $78/sheet, first story. (941) 730-1399. E-mail
metrohs @ msn.com.

PHOTOGRAPHER: KelleyRagan. Professional
ustom portraits, weddings, beach photography.
(941) 447-8892.

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unit with excellent rental history. Enjoy Sunsets and
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748-6300. Kathy Marcinko, 713-1100
or Sandy Drapala, 725-0781. 507913

SHAWS POINT Great 2BR/2BA ranch
style home on a large lot with caged pool,
circle drive & fenced backyard. This
home has great potential. Owner/Agent.
$309,000. Jason Suzor, 748-6300 or

RIVER'S RIDGE 3-4BR/3.5BA pool home
with luxuries aboundl.Offering wood
floors, crown molding, granite
countertops and a gas fireplace. Spacious
lanai with garden courtyard and fishpond.
$684,500. Jody Shinn, 748-6300 or705-

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CHARMING 3BR/1BA home with de-
signer touches and infinite expansion
possibilities. Offering ceramic tile, a sepa-
rate attached "artists" studio, two
screened porches and a wooded back-
yard. $252,900. Victoria Hortsmann,
748-6300 or 518-1278. 508204.

ENJOY GORGEOUS SUNSETS over the open water from this elegant 5BR home directly'
on Palma Sola Bay. $3,500,000. Kathy Valente, 748-6300 or 685-6767. 507665
SERENE 10+ acre waterfront estate on Terra Ceia Island. Elegance & breathtaking views:
.from all decks. $1,950,000. Ruth Lawler, 748-6300 or 587-4623. 502892
CANAL FRONT 3BR/5BA home w/large pool. Solarium above the garage. $1.300,000.
748-6300. Judy LaValliere, 504-3792 or Ann DeBellevue, 720-7614. 504175
BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME on this lot w/views of Palma Sola Bay. Being sold under
recently appraised value. $550,000. Kathy Valente, 748-6300 or 685-6767. 507880
WATERFRONT HOMESITE overlooking Terra Ceia. Approx. 1.4-acres on serene aquatic
preserves w/pond. S475.000. Ruth Lawler, 748-6300 or 587-4623. 507350
LOVELY 3BR/2.5BA home in a unique waterfront community w/many amenities.
$459.900. 748-6300. Kathy Marcinko. 713-1100 or Sandy Drapala, 725-0781. 508200
FULL PANORAMIC VIEWS of beautiful Terra Ceia Bay. 2BR/2BA condo in a gated golf
course community. $375,000. Jody Shinn, 748-6300 or 705-5704. 508210
LOCATION, LOCATION Large 3BR split plan home in The Crossings w/an enclosed
Florida room. S288.000. Bill Stufflebeam. 748-6300 or 730-1858. 506283
PROFESSIONALLY UPDATED 3BR/2BA pool home in Casa Del Sol. New kitchen, mas-
ter bath & pool deck. $269,900. Elizabeth Gardin'i. 748-6300 or 356-0096. 507939

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MURALIST, Mark Burdette. Custom murals, inte-
rior or exterior, landscapes and more. References
and samples. (941) 447-9637.

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

BEACH SERVICE aii 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#0017550.

TILE AND MOSAIC custom installation, 20 years
experience. References available. For a reason-
able ,price ,ca!l Sbastian,.(94,1) 704-6719..

AUTO DETAILING BYHAND Spotless inside and
b'6t I cari'sae'yoU time' and money. Island resi-
dent, references. For pricing, call (941) 713-5967.

commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, land-
scaping, cleanup, hauling and more! Insured.
(941) 778-5294. ;" .

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

Spectacular Interior Updates
needed No detail was over-
.ackuPs looked in this 3BR/
p BA island home!
This -home offers

counters, beautiful
..rav.ertine natural
slone floors, all new
appliances. paint, furniture, landscaping and much
morel And,it's all less than a block to-the beach! Call
today for an appointment. $649,900.

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Marie Franklin, Lie. Real Estate Broker
941 778-2259 Fax 941 778-2250
E-mail amrealty @ verizon.net
Web site www.annamariareal.com

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burning fireplace and a bright cheerful kitchen
with breakfast nook. Great Gulf views from all
living areas and bedrooms. Deck offers tranquil
spot for waterfront dining and evening sunsets.
Perfect tropical island getaway. $1,500,000.

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

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

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. Haul-
ing: all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free
estimates. Call Larry at (941) 795-7775, "shell
phone" (941) 720-0770.

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

installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Resi-
dential and commercial. 30-years experience.
(941) 729-9381.

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

Wednesday's classified after noon every Tuesday
at www.islander.org. And it's FREE!

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Superlative craftsmanship enhances these 3BR/3BA land
condos 'with 2.300+ sf of smart-wired living space, den/
fourth bedroom, three verandas, granite countertops,
bamboo flooring, nine-foot ceilings, crown molding and
two-car garage. Grand master suite with private retreat,
his/her walk-in closets, dual sink vanity, glass block shower
and Jacuzzi tub. Two to choose from staring at $795.900.

Recently renovated and tastefully decorated 2BD/3BA
townhouse with hardwood-floors and carpeted bed-
rooms. Cook's kitchen with lots of storage. Extended liv-
ing area has huge screened deck overlooking large heated
pool and garden with stairs to pool. Open decks on all
levels. Stunning water views! Come see this one! A good
buy at $679.000. $645.000.
Call Liz Codola, Realtor

Real Estate, Inc.
310 Pinr Avenue PO Box 1299 Anna Mana, FL 3416
Offce 779-0304 Fax 779-0308 Tol Free 866.1790304

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

ing contractors. In-house plan designs. State li-
censed 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#RF00381.18)
(941) 778-3924 or 778-4461.

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

ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remod-
eling, repairs,. additions, screen rooms, kitchens,
baths. Free estimates: License #CGC061-519,
#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.

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inii 2BR.2BA Ieialed nhome Gorgeous sunsets bear
and 'water ,views' Turnkey lurnished Greal investlmeni
propPerv o:r nhme $1.429 000

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on he wajtr uuajiiI renrcovjliiln ririu houlhtu [hiS. stpaiouLI
JBR nhrne W ud-tburning iirepiace pool. dOCi liht and
deep'water. $1,995,000.
There are 42 homes for sale that are canal, bay or
beachfront, starting at $395,000.

(941) 387-1864
Coldwell Banker Previews Residential R.E. Inc.
201 Gulf of Mexico Drive a Longboat Key FL 34229

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Check our references:
"Quality work at a reasonable price."
Liensed/Insured Serving Anna Maria Island Since 1986 761-8900

Paradise Improvements 778-4173
Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
Replacement Doors and Windows
Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
Fully Licensed and Insured Island References

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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. In-
sured. Call Javier at (941) 685-5163 or 795-6615.
JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry work, handy-
man, light plumbing, electrical, light hauling, pres-
sure washing and tree trimming. Call (941) 778-
6170 or 447-2198.

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.

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

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.

POOL HOME AVAILABLE for vacation let. Near
Holmes Beach, 3BR/2BA with all amenities. Man-
aged by Coastal Properties Realty, (941) 794-1515.
CORTEZ COTTAGE fully furnished, nice breezy,
quiet area. Seasonal, $900/month, $500/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:

NEW FURNISHED 2BR/2BA 55-plus, across from
beach. Furnished. Annual $1,150/month, seasonal
$2,200/month. (941) 725-1074.

able March 2005. Steps to beach and shopping.
Refurbished and nicely decorated. Small pet OK.
Accepting 2006 reservations. (941) 807-5626.

$500/week; Alecassandra villa, 1BR/1BA, $700/
week; island duplex, 2BR, $800/week; Northwest
Bradenton home, 3BR/3BA, $950/week; Gulffront
cottage, 2BR, $1,000/week; Bradenton Beach Club,
2BR/2BA, $1,400/week. Please call Cristin Curl at
Wagner Realty, (941) 778-2246.

1 BR/1 BA with breathtaking sunsets. Pools, Jacuzzi,
walk to shops and restaurants. Available weekly,
monthly, seasonal. (901) 301-8299 or-e-mail

WE ARE BOOKING rentals for 2006. Wide vari-
ety of condos/houses starting at $1,500/month.
Annual rental 2405 Avenue B, 2BR/2BA, $1,000/
month; Perico Bay Club, 2BR/2BA, villa, pool,
tennis, $1,200/month; townhouse with garage,
$1,500/month. SunCoast Real Estate, (941) 779-
0202. www.suncoastinc.com.

FULLY FURNISHED: Ready to move in. 1 BR/1 BA
near Bradenton Beach. $750/month, utilities in-
cluded. Six-month lease, first, last and deposit. Call
Jackie, (941) 929-7165.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA ELEVATED duplex in Holmes
Beach, one block from beach. $950/month plus
utilities, no pets. First, last month, plus security.
References. Call Ed, (860) 227-5142.

ANNUAL: ELEVATED 2BR/2BA duplex, tile, fans,
vaulted ceiling, skylights, porch, washer/dryer
hookup, large storage room. Steps to park and
beach. $900/ronth. Nonsmoking, please. (239)
822-6680 or (239) 945-3493.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA Holmes Beach wa-
terfront villa. Fantastic view! Nonsmoking, pet ne-
gotiable. $1,000-$1,200/month. (941) 778-2100 or
enue F off 31 st Street. Annual lease. Nonsmoking,
no pets. Ideal for one or two people. $900/month,
plus utilities. Owner, (800) 894-1950.
ANNUAL: 2BR/2BA elevated duplex in Bradenton
Beach, one block to beach. High ceilings, clean, no
pets. $900/month. (941) 778-4665 or 725-2549.
ANNUAL: NEW 2BR apartment one block to
beach, new tile floor, peek of Gulf. $1,000/month,
includes all utilities. (941) 545-6118.
SEASONAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA furnished condo.
West Bradenton, five minutes to beaches. $2,700/
month. (708) 532-2149.

RENT 2BR/2BA inclusive turnkey, $1,000; 3BR/
2BA pool home built in 2000; 3BR3BA villa, pool,
tennis. Coastal Properties, (941), 794-1515. -

screened porch, deck, Mexican tile, covered parking,
large bonus room, washer/dryer, yard care. $950/
month. Marina.Pointe Realty Co., (941) 779-0732.

FURNISHED 2BR/2BA,- two-car garage. Modern,
clean, comfortable. Heritage Village West. Pool,
clubhouse, lake. Very close to Gulf, bay, river, Wal-
Mart, hospital. Annual $950/month; seasonal
$1,900/month. Others on golf course available. Call
(941) 750-0648 or cell 302-1 971.

room for rent. Includes utilities and office equip-
ment. Great location, Cortez Road, Giraffic Park
Therapy Center. E-mail: giraffic1105@aol.com.

ANNUAL RENTAL: West Bradenton furnished
2BR/2BA ground-floor unit. New kitchen, appli-
ances, washer/dryer, pool, lanai, tennis court avail-
able. Walk to shopping, 10 minutes to beach. Non-
smoking. Small pet OK. $800/month, includes
cable TV. (941) 778-4225.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 1BR in Holmes Beach. $600/
month, plus security and utilities. (941} 778-6541
or 504-3844.
STEPS TO BEACH, Large 1BR/2BA, washer/dryer,
kitchen, telephone, cable, courtyard. No pool. $1,695/
month, $495/week. www.gulfdriveapartments.com or
(941) 778-1098.

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PERICO BAY CLUB Villa: Available now. 2BR/
2BA two-car garage, nicely furnished, sunny end
unit..Close to Anna Maria beaches.and stores.
Owner, (941) 387-9702.
with two-car garage in Coral .Shores. $1,550/-
month, includes lawn care. (815) 351-5052.
PERICO BAY CLUB: 2BR/2BA bayfront condo.
Light and bright, community pools, tennis, guarded
gate, assigned covered parking. Annual, $1,200/
month. Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.
ANNUAL RENTALS: 3BR/1 BA Anna Maria, $875/
month; 2BR/2BA Gulffront condo, $2,000/month.
Call Fran Maxon Real Estate, (941) 778-2307 for
condo on the eighth floor. Wonderful location.and
great amenities. Annual $2,900/month. Island Real
Estate, (941) 778-6066.
FURNISHED RENTAL for six to eight months,
June-January. Newly renovated and decorated
2BR/2BA. Bradenton Beach condo, Runaway
Bay. $1,500/month. Nonsmoking, no pets. (941)
HOLMES BEACH 1BR/1BA apartment. Recently
updated, steps to beach. Annual, $700/month.-Call
Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.

ANNUAL RENTALS 2BR/2BA canal home, unfur-
nished. Also, 2BR/2BA, Gulfview, top-floor apart-
ment. Call Betsy Hills Real Estate, P.A., (941) 778-
2291, or e-mail Jason @ betsyhills.com.

2BR/2BA condo with vaulted ceilings and screened
lanai. Annual, $1,100/month. Island Real Estate,
(941) 778-6066.
ANNUAL ANNA MARIA' Two 2BR/1BA. upstairs
units in fourplex. Pool or bay view. Community
r-laun-dry: $1,1-50-$1,250/month. (941) 737-4171.
1 BA or 2BR/2BA. Available May and June respec-
tively. Annual, $850 or $1,050/month. Small boat
dockage/water/garbage included. (941) 360-0618.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1.5BA duplex. Close to the
beach, carport, washer/dryer and enclosed Florida
room. Annual, $1,000/month. Call Island Real Es-
tate, (941) 778-6066.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR, newly redone near Rod
& Reel Pier. $750/month, plus utilities. No pets.
(941) 778-6088.

GULFVIEW, STEPS TO beach. 750-sf 2BR/1BA
with washer/dryer access and screen porch. $825/
month, annually. (941) 778-0292.
YEARLY RENTALS: 2BR half duplex, washer/dryer
hookup, carport, $900/month; 2BR/2BA, $725/
month; 1BR/1BA, $650/month. Dolores Baker Re-
alty, (941) 778-7500. No pets.
HOLMES BEACH 3BR/2BA annual. Wide, deep
canalfront with dock. Two blocks to beach. Spa-
cious yard. $2,000/month. (941) 545-6118.
OLD BRIDGE VILLAGE: Bradenton Beach, third
floor 3BR/3BA. Cable, high-speed Internet, heated
pools, hot tub. A great view! $4,000/month. Please
call (918) 348.0961.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA ground level. Shared
pool. Possible pet. Available now. $1,050/month.
A Paradise Vacation Rentals, (941) 778-4800.
SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals.
1BR/1BA or 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk to beach,
shopping, restaurants. (941) 778-3875. Web site

level with parking underneath. Views of Gulf and
bay from large covered balconies. This property
has great investment potential. Top floor has wood
cathedral ceilings, open-floor plan, tile and oak
flooring. $795,000. (941) 778-3875.
KEY WEST-STYLE pool home: Renovated 3BR/
2BA with deeded boat slip. Lush tropical land-
scape, brick-paver .deck and patio, privacy fence,
screened lanai'and hot tub. Interior features in-
clude open-floor plan, cathedral ceilings, terra cotta
tile, wood flooring, gas fireplace, new kitchen with
stainless-steel appliances and maple cabinets.
Many custom features. Turnkey furnished in island
decor. $679,900. By appointment only. (941) 518-
9275. Web site http://mysite.verizon.net/reso3zm0
WEST OF GULF Drive, eight homes from beach.
Large 2BR/2BA home, master with den/study and
bath has whirlpool tub with separate shower. Guest
bedroom has a bay view. Elevator, furnished, lots
of storage, low maintenance yard with room for a
pool and much more! 140 50th St., Holmes Beach.
$699,500. (941) 388-5238 or 778-3203.
condominiums, west Bradenton. Close to beach.
Starting at $309,900. Call Cori Woods, (941)
garage. Unit 24, Holmes Boulevard. $495,000.
Excalibur Realty Inc., (941) 792-5566.

2BR/2BA HOLMES BEACH: one-and-half-blocks MOUNT VERNON CONDO: 2BR/2BA, kitchen,
to beach. Pool, dishwasher, disposal, microwave, baths upgraded. Lake and bay views. Boating
washer/dryer, central air, lanai. $900/month, plus community. Clubhouse, pool. $325,000. (941)
utilities now through December or- June-August, 792-3916.
$2,300/month, includes utilities. (941) 778-3104.
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SAILBOAT WATERFRONT home for sale by
owner: Caribbean-style 2BR/2BA, tile, heated pool,
dock, north-end Anna Maria. Appointment only.
(941) 778-8464.>

CONDO: MOUNT Vernon 2BR/2BA with attached
carport. 1,300 sf, canal to bay view, partly fur-
nished, new carpet and appliances, tile in hallway,
bathrooms, kitchen. Enclosed lanai with air condi-
tioning/heat. $397,000. (941) 795-2694.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND beach getaway cabana.
Bayview, boat slip available. Pines Trailer Park, 55-
plus. $36,999. (941) 778-4820.

FOR SALE BY owner: 2BR/1BA condo, one block
to beach, pool, newly decorated. $299,995. (941)

there is cool mountain air, views, stream, homes,
cabins, acreage. Call for free brochure of Mountain
Property Sales. (800) 642-5333. Realty of Murphy.
317 Peachtree St., Murphy, N.C. 28906.

beautiful, peaceful mountains of western moun-
tains. Homes, cabins, acreage, investments.
Cherokee Mountain Realty.GMAC Real Estate,
Murphy, N.C. www.cherokeemountainrealty.com.
Call for free brochure (800) 841-5868.

from $24,900. 6.5-acre lot $59,900. 27-acre lake
estate $124,900. Cabins available. Call toll-free
(866) 770-5263, ext. 8, for details.

NORTH CAROLINA Mountains: Panoramic views
and mountain streams in high elevation between
Boone and Asheville. Tracts range 1-5 acres with
access and utilities from $49,900. (800) 455-1981,
ext. 148

From the roof in 2003 to the new
"appliances this month, this 2BR/
2BA home is like new. Just move
in and avoid the remodeling
drudgery. Great Village Green
location. IB-507867.
6016 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton
(941) 751-1155 (800) 778-8448
Visit our Web site at www.floridamoves.com

ATTENTION INVESTORS: Waterfront lots in the
Foothills of North Carolina. Deep-water lake with
90 miles of shoreline. 20 percent redevelopment
discounts and 90 percent financing. No payments
for one year. Call now for best selection.
www.nclakefrontproperties.com (800) 709-LAKE:. -'

VIEWS VIEWS VIEWS: Helena, Montana. '4.7"
acres $79,990. Ride out your back door to millions
of ,acres of national forest! Awesome lake and
mountain views, close to Canyon Ferry Lake. Min-"
utes to Helena. Soils tested, utilities, ready to build,
on. Call owner (888) 770-2240.

GRAND OPENING May 21 arnd 22! Ocala/
Gainesville area. 20 acres from $195,000. 100
acres from $450,000. New.semi-private gated
community featuring parcels with frontage on the
Wacassassa River. Gorgeous woodlands teem-
ing with deer and turkey. Save $10,000. Plus get
up to $10,000 toward closing costs! Great financ-
ing, little down. Call toll-free (866) 352-2249, ext.
436,.or www.fllandbargains.com.

riverfronts on prime Texas hill country location.
10-32 acres with lots of water frontage, huge
trees, panoramic views. From $300s to $400s.
Limited number available, call now before they're
gone. (800) 609-7042, ext. 110. Brokers and,
agents welcome. "

LAKEFRONT BARGAINS Starting at $89,900.
Gorgeous lakefront parcels. Gently sloping, pristine
shoreline, spectacular views. Across-from national
forest on 35,000-acre recreational lake in east Ten-
nessee. Paved roads, underground utilities, central
water, sewer, Excellent financing. Call now (800)
704-3145, ext. 617, Sunset Bay LLC.

COASTAL GEORGIA: Water access marshfront.
homesites. Gated community, tennis,, golf,
kayaking, canoeing. Preconstruction discounts,
limited time. From mid-70s. (877) 266-7376.

The Oldest Mortgage Co. on Anna Maria Island
Linda G. Davis Ted E. Davis
Licensed Mortgage Brokers
Conforming and jumbo loans.
1st and 2nd mortgages.
SNo closing cost home equity lines of credit.
S100% purchase money mortgages.
Residential and commercial mortgages.
Private money available for those
hard-to-place loans.

S: (941) 779-2113
Si i 502 72nd Street
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NEW MEXICO: 20 acres, $29,900. Scenic region,
views, canyons, trees, rolling hills, wildlife. Enjoy
hunting. hiking, horses, great climate. Power,.great
access. 100 percent financing. Call ,877) 822-LAND!

- blooming and Is beautiful! A wonderful time to look,
for real estate. See photos:
www.NorthCarolinaMounlainRealty.com or call
(800 )293-1998. Free brochure.

MAKE THIS SUMMER the best. East Tennessee's
Norrs Lake and golf properties make every yearspe-
cial. Starting at only $24,900. Call Lakeside Realty,
(423) 626-5820. www.lakesiderealty-In.com.

FIVE MINUTES to Greenbrier Resort. Mountain
land bargains, 20 acres and up.

STEEL BUILDINGS: Factory deals. Save $$$. 40
by 60 to 100 by 200 foot. Example, 50 by 100 by
12 = $3.60 sf. (800) 658-2885.

BUILDING SALE! Rock bottom prices! 20 by 30,
$2,900; 30 by 40, $5,170: 40 by 50, $8,380; 40 by
60, $10,700; 50 by 100, $15,244. Others..Ends/
accessories optional. Priced to sell! Pioneer, (800)

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limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion,
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securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will
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that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available
Son an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimina-
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BREATHTAKING 2BR/2BA condo with-
breathtaking view of Gulf and beach. Deeded
beach access. Upstairs unit with parking be-
low. $925,000. Contact Quentin Talbert,

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TRIPLETREASURE Breezy, beachy income
producing triplex across from the beach. Up-
stairs, a cozy 1BR/1BA with great reading
porch and massive sun deck. Downstairs are
two 2BR/1BA units. Ample parking, tons of
Mexican tile, newer kitchens and baths. A
must see. $659,000. Call Nicole Skaggs at
778-4800 or 795-5704.

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freshly painted and new carpet. Heated pool,
tennis courts and boat access. Close to
beaches and shopping. $349,000. Contact
Cindy Grazar, 778-4800.

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2BA turnkey furnished with good rental his-
tory. Large fishing pier and community boat
dock. Laundry room in unit. $589,000. Contact
Dave Vande Vrede, 778-4800.

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DON'T MISS THIS ONE! Completely remod-
eled island duplex. 3BR/2BA on both sides.
Beautiful ceramic tile throughout this breezy
floorplan. Kitchens and baths newly updated,
too. Turnkey and already rented for the sea-
son. $1,400,000. Call Dave Jones at

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NEED A VACATION? An investment? 1BR/
1BA condo. New kitchen and new tile floors.
Balcony overlooking pool. Comes furnished,
ready to move-in. Weekly rentals allowed. Re-
sort-like atmosphere and close to the beach.
$325,000. Call Denny Rauschl, 725-3934.


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use. Presently six turnkey units with
small heated pool. $2,999,000.

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permanent financing available for qualified buyers. These magnificent 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom Villas feature: expansive great rooms with fire-
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new seo.vall pool and kitchen five years old,
open plan and great rental history
$1,110,000 MLS# 506656.

Gulffront complex Features include granite
S countenops in kitchen and bath. 9 5-foot ceil-
Mannne Conell rigs. healed pool and elevator $1,499 000.
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storage gate security and fitness center.
$297,000 MLS# 504827

downstairs Steps to the beach on great cor-
ner lot 2BR/2BA up and 2BR/2BA down
plus fabulous decks and nice views
$795 000 MLS# 506602

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built and very luxurious $829,000 MLS#

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redone inside and out wth a fabulous outside
deck Beauliful interior fireplace, all on a du-
plex zoned lot. $495 000 MLS# 508024

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elevator. Beach front access and turnkey fur-
nished. $795,000. MLS# 504828

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OH THE SUNSETS YOU'LL SEE- Waterfront NW Bradenton Estate home 4,300
square feet of pure luxury is yours in this 5BR/4.5BA home situated on .87 of an
acre on the north side of Palma Sola Bay. This well-designed 1997 split-plan home
has an oversized master suite which overlooks the caged pool and spa facing the
bay. The kitchen features a center island as well as a breakfast nook and opens
into the family room with a gas fireplace, where your family and friends are sure
to gather. Offered today at $1,830,000. Tara Gitt. 727-2800. #505622

A'RARE FIND! Anna Maria Gulf Froril oi.
Becky Smith or Elfi Starrett. 778-2246.
#504998. $2,000,000.

REAL ISLAND LIVING! Key Wesi home offers
open plan with 17-foot ceilings and decks
spanning both sides that overlook gardens and
pool. Plus a dock! Karen Day, 778-2246.
#507772. $849,000.

canal with partial bay views, this designed
home will feature 4BR/4.5BA. A grand foyer is
one of many amenities. Karen Day. 778-2246.
#503717. Pre-construction $1,500,000.

FABULOUS GULF VIEWS! Prime furnished
end unit offering spacious floor plan with eat-
in kitchen, breakfast bar, walk-in closets, fire-
place and two balconies. Dave Moynihan, 778-
2246. #507333. $675,000.

quility are on your agenda, consider this single
family 3-4BR/2.5BA home. Complete mainte-
nance free lifestyle. 24-hr gated security. Much
more! Lois Horn, 722-2246. #508182.
$1,315,000. :

KEY WEST NORTH Fabulous Gull and bay
views from this furnished 2BR/2BA unit in a
small, extremely well-built complex in 1999.
.Secured elevator and heated pool. Dave
Moynihan, 778-2246. #506335. $595,000.

3BA Key West beauty. Large corner lot on
quiet street. Lush tropical setting, white picket
fencing. Open floor plan. Deeded boat dock
and bonus room. Melanie Johnson. 761-3100.
#508390. $895,000

uivLMEits BAUM C iUNUALUW unarming
3BR/2BA beach bungalow. Bright and sunny
with open floor plan and carport. Short walk to
Gulf Beaches, near shopping and restaurants.
Sandy Greiner, 794-2246. #505859. $450,000.

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