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Skimming the news ... Tom Turner is part of the "Greatest Generation," page 12.

Anna Maria

i Youngest grads, page10.

"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992" www.islander.org Volume 13, No. 33 June 22, 2005 FREE

Father's Day

plundered, ti

larger disaster

Bradenton Beach Marina owner Alan Bazzy said
it bet, "It could have been a huge disaster, setting the
other boats on fire like dominoes." He arrived Sunday
shortly after firefighters at the scene of a boat fire mid-
:ay out on the long dock fronting the to rge building -
at the bayfront marina.
Instead, as luck would have it, when the boat -
caught fire at about 3:20 p.m., owner John '
O'Donnell was nearly set to go with friends on an ..
overnight offshore fishing trip, but he was still
enroute to the marina. Further evidence it was
"lucky" were two empty slips on either side of the Going, going, gone
burning boat, although the adjacent tall pilings were John Q'Done I 's $300,000 iboat inti p in. smoke, and his Father's Day fishing trip went with it. Top photo:
PLEASE SEE BOAT FIRE, NEXT PAGE boat burninm at the dock captured by Cortez fishing captain and tour-boat operator, Kim Ibasfalean. Second,
thild pIll os. h' 1 Ahrv Grimes. boaut ownet tl the Brad~hnn Beach Marina on the same dock as where the
Heoa I'llleed .plAan lt il clomde p lesi e im ienid Dt -lo docu en -e/ I t. ...re b l ih o' o end.

Rental owners

oppose 30 day

time limit
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter .
Owners of rental units in Holmes Beach are up in ..:
arms about a proposal by the city's planning commis-i
sion to revise the city's new comprehensive plan to 4---. -,-.- -
limit rentals in the residential single-family and me- .- s
dium-density duplex zones to a minimum 30-day stay. : -
Response by affected property owners has been
swift and critical, although according to Manatee
County voter registration records, none of those l..
homeowners who wrote Mayor Carol Whitmore about Og :
the planning committee's proposal are registered vot-
ers in Holmes Beach.
Condo owner Gene Taylor said that increasing the E .
length of stay for rentals is "upsetting" and wondered
if city planner Bill Brisson even lives on the Island.
contracted to oversee the process of comprehensive
plan revisions.
Holmes Beach is a "vacation area," Taylor con- ~
tended, and there are always going to be "lots of
people."' .-" .I.
He challenged planning committee member Don ---
Hickerson, who favors the 30-day minimum stay, to -
"move to Longboat Key, where they tell you when you A.J -
can flush your toilet. Does he like other people telling-V
him what to do with his property?"
Surprisingly, Taylor then added that"the island is .- ; ..
a friendly place: Let's keep it that way." --
John Edwards, who manages a family trust with _..
two beachfront homes in the city, claimed that he's i
been forced to rent the houses on a weekly basis dur- _-- ..
ing the year "to defray the increase in property taxes.".-. --. ---..
Previously, he had only done seasonal rentals.- .


Boat fire results in $300,000 loss
scarred and smoking after the 33-foot pleasure boat
was removed. It was powered by diesel fuel, which
is not as combustible as gasoline, another luck of the
It wasn't just luck, but quick thinking and a
quick response to the fire by marina employees and
the West Manatee Fire and Rescue District that
spared numerous other boats and marina residents.
With the vessel fully engulfed in flames at the dock,
firefighters, who marina manager Mike Bazzy said
arrived in minutes, doused it with a foam mixture.
Then, as firefighters on the district's fire boat at-
tempted to tow it to the marina haul-out, it sank just
a short distance from the dock.
O'Donnell arrived at the marina as the bow of
the boat was sinking, taking his Father's Day fish-
ing trip with it. Wife Vicki was right behind him
with daughter Brooke in a race to the marina from
the O'Donnell home in Holmes Beach, frantic that
her husband, Ed Hagens and Tommy Butler were
already on the boat.
"We're just thankful they're not out there [fishing]
when it happened," she said.
The 2002 33-Proline Express with twin inboard
diesel engines was valued by John O'Donnell at
$300,000. He said he'd been out on the boat the previ-
ous day with no problems, and that one of the marina
staff told him they could hear the generator running as
they tried to put out the fire from the dock at the rear
of the boat. The origin of the fire is a "mystery," wit-
nesses agreed.

Marina fire scuttles fishing boat
Andy Tolar runs toward the marina dialing 911 with John DeLeon behind him and John Shuttleworth, a 20-.
year veteran fi, iiluhtr. doing what he can with an extinguisher. Bradenton Beach Marina employees all, they
gave it their best, but the intense fire consumed the 33-Proline twin-diesel-powered boat.

Capt. Kurt Lathrop of the WMFR said the inves-
tigation as to the cause of the fire would be handled by
a state fire marshal who works a 10-county district out

of Pasco County.
Bazzy recalled that there have been two other
fires at the marina, one in May 1996, and one-in 1991.

Busy Father's Day weekend for WMFR, battalion chief

West Manatee Fire and Rescue Chief Barry Brooks
was hoping for a quiet weekend when he traded his
scheduled Father's Day weekend off with another
Instead, the weekend turned pretty busy for Brooks
and the WMFR crews.
Units from the WMFR responded to a house fire at
11:33 a.mn. Saturday afternoon at 4404 123rd St. in

Cortez and managed to extinguish an attic fire with
only minimal damage to the structure. The historical
residence reportedly was the childhood home of former
Bradenton Mayor Bill Evers.
Firefighters and Chief Brooks also assisted in a
crash between two motorcycles in Bradenton that day
that sent one man to Bayfront Medical Center in St.
Petersburg in serious condition. Additionally, WMFR

crews assisted in a car crash on Riverview Boulevard
in Bradenton Saturday night that resulted in one fatal-
On Sunday afternoon, Brooks and company re-
sponded to a boat fire at the Bradenton Beach Marina
that resulted in extensive damage to a 33-foot Proline
Express twin-engine craft. The cause of that fire is
under investigation.

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Siam Garden being sold, units to be privatized

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Faced with mounting taxation and increased costs,
Kent Davis of the Siam Garden resort in Anna Maria
has decided to sell his 16-unit property\ to a group of
Island investors. The investors plan on "privatizing"
the individual units for resale. '
-lj tax bill is going up $12,000 this year to
$32,000," said Davis. "Where's it going next year?"
Taxes, accompanying insurance increases and other
rising costs are the problem all small resorts face on the
Island in trying to maintain a successful business, he
Rather than just sell to an outside investor who
didn't care about keeping the Island charm of Siam
Garden, Davis and-real estate agent Barry Gould for-
mulated a plan that would "privatize" the units for sale
to individual investors, but keep Siam Garden as a re-
"The use is riot changing," said Davis, "just the
ownership. Siam Garden will still be here and the op-
eration remains the same."
The resort is being purchased by Island resident
Benton Benalcazar, who assembled a group of inves-
tors to purchase the property for an estimated $4 mil-
lion. Closing is scheduled for July 15, Gould said.
Gould, also an Island resident, said the
privatization method may be the answer to saving the
smaller resorts from condominium conversion. He's
formed the Island Vacation Properties network that

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manages these types of properties. The Anna Maria Is-
land Beach Resort in Holmes Beach is already
privatized and an IVP member, although privatization
is not a requirement to join the IVP network.
"I want the Island to stay as it is, and this mecha-
nism may be the answer," he said. Privatization has "no

Seafood Shack eludes FISH, for now

By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
"Too much money and too little time" were factors
that Cortez residents just couldn't overcome to buy vil-
lage Seafood Shack property for a maritime museum.
Through the Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage,
they hoped to use grants and. government aid to buy the
big waterfront property and turn it into a museum,
boatbuilding school and other seagoing functions. ,
They had thought the price would be about half
what it turned out to be, said FISH President Allen
Garner. Shack owner Ham Jones is negotiating with a
prospective buyer for $14.5 million.
.Jones said, though, "I'm always in negotiation of
some kind for the property," so Cortezians feel all is not
lost. If negotiations fail, they will keep trying.
Jones is not discouraging them, leaving the door
open to the local group if other negotiations now un-
der way don't work out. He's not anxious to sell, he
said,just receptive to offers for the property he started
developing 30 years ago.
The property runs north from the Anna Maria
Sound-Cortez Bridge intersection to beyond the big
restaurant, including much land east of 127th Street
West as well. Total tract is more than three acres.
But Manatee County Commissioner Jane von
Hahmann "told me there was no way the county could
act fast on a deal like this," he said. The county was one
source of financial support FISH had in mind.
Another was the Southwest Florida Water Man-

Rental property owners upset
"If this 30-day minimum rental is passed, it will
further limit the amount of money I can make," he said,
and "cut down on the number of tourists who can come
to the beach."
In his opinion, this is "just another way of forcing
the single-family homeowners off the Island to make
way for the developers."
If that happens, the city will be "just like every
other beach town instead of the one that families have
come to love."
Miriam Martin said she and her family also own two
homes in the city that they rent on a short-term basis.
To require a minimum 30-day stay would "have a
dramatic and negative impact on our income," she
claimed. The proposal would also do a "disservice" to
people who want to vacation on the Island, but can't
afford a 30-day stay.
She called upon Mayor Carol Whitmore and the
city commission to reject the proposal.

agement District. Some time ago Swiftmud expressed
interest in buying development rightsto the FISH Pre-
serve to forestall any possible commercial development
there. It is a 95-acre natural tract FISH has bought for
a nature preserve and buffer to development.
The state also has programs that help just such
endeavors as a museum, it was noted by Roger Allen,
manager of the Cortez historic site. That is primarily
the 1912-built school which is being refurbished, pos-
sibly as the maritime museum site as well as a commu-
nity center.
Garner said he had some insight into what the cur-
rent prospective buyer would like to do with the Sea-
food Shack, and "getting permits for some of it would
be difficult."

First yacht race 'a bust,'

club trying again Sunday
The second of four scheduled races by the
Cortez Yacht Club will start at 1 p.m. Sunday, June
The first race was "a bust" and doesn't count,
said the club, so this Sunday's race will bring the
first points in the Commodore's Cup series. The
event will be "a reverse handicap race."
The club emphasized that the race is open to
any qualified boat, club member or not. Details
may be obtained by phoning 322-4551.

Likewise, Dawn Chan and her husband own a con-
dominium that they rent for less than 30 days and they
are opposed to the 30-day minimum rental.
"Please be careful when making new rules to en-
sure that the rules affect what is really needed versus
the emotional discontent of a few," she wrote
Floyd Asbury of Bradenton told Whitmore that
passage of a 30-day minimum stay would "send the
one- to two-week customers to other parts of Florida,
or even be a reason for them to consider vacationing
outside our state."
Whitmore cautioned lii iat this point, the planning
commission is only making recommendations to the
city commission. The commission will hold a series of
public meetings on the comprehensive plan revisions
before adoption of any part of the plan.
She also noted that she does not vote on the com-
mission, but would pass on the objections noted to the
planning committee.
The planning committee meets at 7 p.m. every
other Wednesday, and meetings are open to the public.

Selling but
Siam Garden
owners Kent and
Davis plan on
S"i selling their
SAnna Maria
Resort to a group
of Island inves-
: i tors, but hope to
remain involved
in management
of the resort.
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Rick Catlin

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down side, and keeps the Island the same."
Davis agreed. "Privatizing rental units is a way for
the smaller properties to survive." Additionally, a small
resort can significantly reduce expenses by having a
central agency such as IVP handle marketing, manage-
ment and services, he noted.
After the closing, Davis said he hopes to organize
smaller Island properties under the IVP umbrella to
help retain the charm of the small "mom-and-pop" re-
sorts that make the Island unique and attract visitors.
He'll also stay involved in the management of Siam
Once available, Siam Garden units should sell for
about $300,000, Gould said. He emphasized that own-
ers cannot be "occupants" of the unit, and the resort
will continue to be run as it is now "a beautiful re-
sort in Anna Maria," he said.
Davis purchased the property four years ago, when
it was generally considered a rundown motel for drug
users and partygoers. He and his wife poured in thou-
sands of dollars in improvements and upgrades, and
landscaped and modeled the property in an Asian mo-
Anna Maria Acting Mayor John Quam said that
according to City Attorney Jim Dye, the city does not
appear to have a legal issue with privatizing the units,
"as long as the use remains the same."


Anna Maria City '
June 22, 6:45 p.m., Environmental Education and En-
hancement Committee meeting.
June 23, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
June 24, City Hall closed.
June 27, 9 a.m., Capital Improvement Advisory Com-
mittee Committee meeting, 9 a.m..
June 27, 6 p.m., planning and zoning board
worksession on land-use element of the comprehensive
June 29, 6 p.m., special city commission meeting on
Sandbar restaurant site plan.
June 30, 3 p.m., mitigation planning committee open
Anna Maria City Hall,
10005 Gulf Drive, 708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
June 22, 11 a.m., landscape committee meeting.
June 28, 1 p.m., scenic highway committee meeting.
June 28,4 p.m., charter review committee meeting.
June 29, 2 p.m., city commission work .essioi.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Driv ,N.,

Holmes Beach
June 22, 10 a.m., code enforcement board meeting.
June 23, 9 a.m., board of adjustment meeting.
June 28, 7 p.m., city commission meeting with work
session to immediately follow.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,


Commissioner nearly gets booted from meeting

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
It's not often that a city commissioner gets tossed.
out of a city commission meeting, but Florence, Ky.,
city council member Melodee Merrell nearly got that
dubious distinction at the June 14 Holmes Beach City
Commission meeting.
In a scene later described by Commissioner Roger
Lutz as "bizarre," an outraged Merrell ripped into com-
missioners for not answering questions and legal issues
raised by city resident Madonna Fox about the pro-
posed Sunrise boat basin ordinance.
Commissioner Don Maloney had suggested that
instead of the entire commission trying to deal with the
issues Fox raised that evening, she should .give her
questions to City Attorney Patricia Petruff to study and
prepare a response, rather than the commission at-
tempting to resolve each question that night. Fox
That prompted an outcry from Merrell, who essen-
tially claimed the commission was denying Fox her
rights as a citizen, and that Fox or any citizen can ques-
tion the city attorney.
"She has the right to come to the commission and
ask questions. She's allowed as much time as she is
needed on any issue. She has questions and not one of
you have answers," cried Merrell. "Answer the ques-
That's what.the commission is trying to do, ob-
served Lutz and Maloney, it's just that the commission
doesn't have the answers right now.

Officer Lannon:

Florida's DARE

officer of year

By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach Police. Officer Pete Lannon was
selected from hundreds of Florida Drug Abuse Resis-
tance Education officers as the 2005 Florida DARE
Officer of the Year.
Nominated by staff at the Holmes Beach Police
department, Lannon was chosen for his dedication to
the DARE program, Anna Maria Elementary School
students and the citizens of Holmes Beach.
He has been with the department since 2000 and
has worked tirelessly as a community resource officer
focusing on the community's youngest members. He
spends countless hours of his own time planning his
DARE lessons, which are taught'to AME's fifth-grade
Lannon also stays after school to attend events and
lend a caring ear to students. He works closely with
school staff to proactively prevent problems and has a
keen eye for the emotional state of students. He is
acutely aware of change in behavior and the effects of
scenarios such as bullying.

An outraged Merrell claimed Fox should not be
"told to go home" and write olt her questions.
"Point of order," said Lutz. That's not the issue and
that's not what the commission is doing, but Merrell
claimed that the commission was a "legislative body"
and was required to answer the questions.
"That's what we're trying to do," replied Lutz.
In a scene reminiscent of a Marx brothers comedy
- although it was not a laughing matter a conten-
tious verbal sparring match then broke out between
Merrell and Lutz and Maloney with everyone speaking
at the same time. When Commission Chairperson
Sandy Haas-Marten tried to gavel the meeting to order,
Merrell cried "No you don't."
Lutz then asked Haas-Martens to "call the sheriff
or police" and "get a hold of this meeting."
But the councilwoman from Kentucky would not
be denied. "No, I'm speaking and I have the floor," said
an aggravated Merrell.
Haas-Martens explained again that it would be
more appropriate for the city attorney to study Fox's
questions and respond at the next conmmis-ion meeting,
but Merrell refused to give up the floor.
Rather than continue debating Merrell, commis-
sioners adjourned the meeting.
Earlier, Merrell had questioned the commissioners
about procedures on a proposed street vacationrequest
(see separate story) by the Menendez family, claiming
that's not the way it's done back home in Florence.
She also asked why Mayor Carol Whitmore was
giving an opinion on the city's proposed master drain-


Lannon has also hosted informational sessions for
parents on topics such as bullying, drug use and Internet
safety to help keep the Island community a safe place.

age plan when she doesn't even vote on the commis-
Lutz had called her out of order at that point be-
cause her question Was not to the drainage issue, but
Commissioner Rich Bohnenberger saved the moment
for a short time by responding, "Because it's in
* our city charter."
Lutz later said Merrell's behavior was "bizarre."
"We've never had anything like that happen before in
our meetings."
Whitmore, who has served as either a city commis-
sioner or mayor since 1992, also could not recall any
member of the public getting thrown out of a commis-
sion meeting, or even coming as close as Merrell came
to police intervention.
Reached later to confirm her address, Merrell said she
had "no comment," even before she was asked to com-
ment. She said she was attending meetings in a private
capacity and the media did not have her permission to
publish her comments made at a public meeting.
Merrell did say she was a resident of Perico Island,
.not Holmes Beach.
In a later e-mail message to The Islander, Merrell
reiterated that she did "not give permission" for her
comments to be "released," but if they were, she should
be identified only as a resident of Manatee County.
"Please," she begged, "do [sic] make me pursue
this in a legal matter."
In her initial comments at the June 14 meeting,
Merrell identified herself as a member of the Florence
City Council.

J winner
| Beach
-' Officer Pete
Lannon was
S' recognized
i W :, .as the 2005
.,. DARE
J. Officer of the
S. Year at the
SResort of St.
S, Petersburg
i during a
Si banquet
-0 attended by
other DARE
,-officers from.
"S throughout
the state.

According to Holmes Beach Chief Jay Romine,
Lannon puts his heart and soul into his job and the de-
partment is proud to have him.

Island trolley-downtown Sarasota link again sought

By Paul Roat
After only 11 years of discussion "and cussin'"
- a regional transportation planning group has once
again endorsed a trolley system linking the Island Trol-
ley to similar transit systems in Sarasota.
The Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Or-
ganization Monday agreed to request grant assistance
from the Florida Department of Transportation to fund
a tie-in with the Island Trolley at Coquina Beach that
would traverse Longboat Key, St. Armands, Lido Key
and, eventually, downtown Sarasota.
The system grant request is for $1.7 million annu-
ally for five-year maintenance cost, according to Mana-
tee County Area Transit's Ralf Heseler. The route from
Bradenton Beach south would include four buses, op-
erating from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., seven days a
week. Not included in the grant application is the cost
of the vehicles.

However, the Longboat Key service is vying for
the same dollar pool as another mass transit system that
Sarasota County hopes to have funded from state dol-
lars, this one an express bus route from the Sarasota-
Bradenton International Airport to downtown Venice.
That route, according to Sarasota County Senior
Planner Sarah Blanchard, would be a 50-50 match
totaling $3.6 million across five years of operational
maintenance, excluding the cost of the four vehicles.
The local match would be borne by Sarasota County.
Excluded from the application process as ap-
proved by the MPO was a water taxi feasibility study
for service from the Crosley Estate near the airport
and the Bradenton Beach City Pier. Although that
grant request has already been approved by Mana-
tee County and will be forwarded to the DOT, it did
not receive the blessing of the regional transporta-
tion body.

As DOT's Richard Drier put it, "districtwide, we
have 20 applicants for funding, and somewhere the
MPO will have to be asked to prioritize" funds.
Manatee County bellied up to the plate last year
when it applied for another grant to acquire vehicles
through a joint participation agreement with DOT to
secure four more open-air trolley buses. Total cost was
$800,000, with the county and DOT splitting the pur-
chase price.
The new trolleys, Heseler said earlier this year, are
"state-of-the-art" vehicles that should not be as prone
to the mechanical problems that the current trolley fleet
has encountered since the system began in March 2002.
DOT had funded a trolley service from St.
Armands to the north tip of Anna Maria Island in 1993,
but withdrew the dollars when Longboat Key officials
balked at the concept of having "toonertown trolleys"
running on Gulf of Mexico Drive.


No mo' for Moreland Marine in Holmes Beach

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The condominium project at the site of the former
Moreland Marine in Holmes Beach won't be adding
another unit to the nine multi-million-dollar digs al-
ready under construction.
Holmes Beach city commissioners at their June 14
meeting unanimously rejected a vacation application by
the owners for eight feet of right of way on 52nd Street that
would have given Moreland Marine enough lot size to

Rotten Ralph's

staying until April
Rotten Ralph's restaurant in Anna Maria will be
staying put at least for another season.
Owner David Russell said he signed a short-term
agreement with property owner Galati Marine that al-
lows the popular restaurant to remain until April 2006.
Galati Marine owners had previously indicated to
Russell he would have to be out of the current location
by Oct. 1,2005. Russell said its his understanding that
Galati Marine plans on renovating the building and
then consider a new lease.
"Everyone's pretty happy that we're staying for
another season," Russell said. In the meantime, he and
his family will continue looking for a new location.
"Hopefully, we'll have something lined up soon,"
he said. Russell said the Galati brothers have indicated
he could bid on leasing the location once the renova-
tions are complete.
Rotten Ralph's has been at its present location at
the end of South Bay Boulevard in Anna Maria since
founder, the late Ralph Russell, opened for business 18
years ago.
Since its inception, Rotten Ralph's has become
popular with visitors, Islanders and boaters, who en-
joyed the food and beverages and the opportunity to.
partake in the marina setting.

increase the development's density by one unit.
With approval of the vacation, the plan, according.
to attorney Mark Barnebey, representing Moreland
Marine, was to divide one 2,400 square-foot unit into
two units, each 1,200 square feet.
In return for the vacation, Moreland Marine offered
the city $30,000 for infrastructure improvements and
to build a stucco wall around the city's retention pond
.on 52nd Street and maintain the area.
Nyet, said commissioners in a 5-0 vote denying the
vacation request.
Barnebey, however, was a bit more successful with
an application by the Menendez family for the city to
vacate the right of way at the south end of Fourth
He said the Menendez family had agreed not to add
a 10th unit to the already-planned nine-unit project on
their property on that street, although approval of the
vacation request would allow them to meet the density
requirement for 10 units.
In addition, said Barnebey, his clients pledged
$50,000 for city infrastructure and improvements and
will improve the swales adjacent to the property at their
Commissioners were divided on the request.
Both Commissioner Roger Lutz and Commission.
Chairperson Sandy Haas-Martens were undecided, but
agreed to move the request forward to the first of two

required public hearings.
"The easy thing is no, never give up city property,"
said Lutz, but this request "may not be easy."
Commissioners voted 4-1 to hold the first public
hearing on the request at their June 28 meeting, with
Commissioner Pat Morton agaifist the motion,
In other business, commissioners got a Legislative
update from Rep. Bill Galvano, who said the legisla-
ture has set aside $1 billion for potential damage from
hurricanes this storm season.
Commissioners also approved a $127,000 piggy-
back contract with Manatee County for annual street
paving and adopted the master drainage plan prepared
by Banks Engineering for the city.
Discussion of removal of Brazilian pepper trees at
the Kingfish Boat Ramp was moved to the June 28
meeting, as was a non-binding referendum on consoli-
dation of the three Island cities.
The commission was set to hear a new boat basin
lease proposal by attorney Robert Greene representing
Tidemark, but Greene did not have the lease ready, said
City Attorney Patricia Petruff.
The commission also agreed to have attorney Mark
Singer represent the city in its response to attorney John
Shubin's appeal of the June 8, 2004, city ordinance
adopting a "savings clause" for land use.
Singer was the legal counsel for the city during
adoption of the ordinance.

Anna Maria moves forward on transportation grant

By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
The Anna Maria City-Commission gave Mayor
SueLynn the green light to submit an application for a
transportation enhancement project grant.
According to SueLynn, the city's business district,
which runs from Palmetto to Gulf Drive to Pine Av-
enue and east on Pine to Bay Boulevard, is in dire need
of landscaping and other improvements to vitalize in-
terest in the area.
The city is asking for the maximum grant award of

$300,000 to execute several beautification projects. Plans
include planting trees along the city rights of way, install-
ing benches, trolley stop shelters, trash receptacles, bike
racks, historic markers and lighting. More substantial
projects include installing a handicap accessible dune
walkover and viewing platform near the city pier at the
end of Pine Avenue on Bay Boulevard. SueLynn also pro-
posed to make the pier handicap accessible.
Finally, SueLynn told the commission this grant
would be an optimal way for the city to fund building
bathrooms near the beach on Gulf Drive or Pine Avenue.

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We do care ...
Just when you think life has slowed down a bit and
the summer heat has folks sitting home and enjoying
their air conditioners and Lifetime TV, something leaps
out and smacks you over the head.
This week the limelight was stolen from the north-
ern-most Island city by an incident at a Holmes Beach
City Commission meeting, and one "daring" woman
who challenged how that "righteous" city does busi-
It nearly reached the point of having the woman,
who overzealously presented her convictions, ejected,
but reason ruled over the situation.
The unruly remarks were directed not to what the
commission did, but what it didn't do, and somewhat
to how Holmes Beach does business.
Who can blame commissioners for being cau-
tious when it comes to gi ing advice, rendering
opinions, and trying to reach clarity from legal
No one wants to see anyone get the city boot, but
a sign spotted long ago in a local restaurant comes to
mind: "We don't care how you do it up north."
No one, particularly public officials, wants to be
told how to do his or her job.
And maybe we don't care how things get done "up
north," but Islanders (who frequently are from "up
north") are passionate about how things get done here.
Which brings us to the hypocrisy of "public pur-
chases" of land for open space and preservation. We
have pleaded in the past without positive results, but
we'll certainly try one last time to encourage the City
of Anna Maria to buy what it can of the former Island
Marine property to add to the "historic" park on Pine
Last year the city balked at the chance to own it all
for less than it will pay now for one of the five lots -
but they should do it And do it now. And maybe they
should look at vacant land throughout the city be-
fore the plans land on the table such as the property
opposite the historic city pier.
Of course, Holmes Beach should,finalize the
Grassy Point Preserve, for one, and Bradenton Beach
should do look for acquisitions and funding, too.
And we encourage the Manatee County Commis-
sion to work with the Florida Institute of Saltwater
Heritage toward the goal of public ownership of the
Seafood Shack.
Certainly the price tag will never be lower.
That is, unless we can kick it "up north."

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Our city founders were sure smart. I have no idea
why the City of Anna Maria went south just to 86th
Street. Probably because that was as far as the bulk of
the taxable income property went.
That was the reason for Bradenton Beach to go
north to 28th Street. They got Gulf Park trailer park,
restaurant, hotel,.along with all the established busi-
nesses plus 11 liquor licenses. They did jag the city.
boundary line because one property owner was ada-,
mant against incorporation. Wasn't long before
Holmes Beach gobbled him up, too.
Had Anna Maria incorporated the entire Island
there would be possibly one mayor and five council
members. As it is, our Island has 17 representatives.
Note, I said our Island.
That's important. Any important meeting, county or
state, concerning our Island would be better represented
by 17 official voices than the seven planned for if the three
Island cities were incorporated into one now.
And do you really believe lots of money would be
saved? Let me get my abacus out, I'll get back to you later.
Billie P. Martini, Holmes Beach

Come down the street
One day this month a new client had an appoint-
ment at our shop. Her husband had accidentally taken
her keys, so she set off on her bic cle to make her ap-
pointment. She was told that Snip. ,s ne\t to Gmni1\ '
so she stopped in Holmes.Beach only to be told the
shop was next to the other Ginny's in Anna Maria.
The client is a very youthful retiree, but on this
brutally hot and humid afternoon she found it necessary
to stop for a break. She was told at the Island Baptist
Church that it is not public property. She then asked for
a glass of water and was told that there was none avail-
able. She asked to use the phone and she was initially
refused, but they relented, according to her.
I try not to be judgmental, but I do not perceive tbis,
to be very Christian. I know that there are wonderful

people in this congregation, but I think this is a very
poor reflection on them.
If this ever happens to you, please pedal a little far-
ther to Snips Hair Design. You can cool down, have a
drink of ater and use our phone. We can't save your soul,
but we might be able to pro\ ide some comic relief.
Laurie Crain ford, .Aim 1lt Mar ia

Consider carefully
We come to the Island e\ er\ ear w ith our family.
If you limit the residential sta\ S to 30 da) s, our family
of 17 will not be able t' come there any more. The
children enjoy the atmosphere of home instead of stay-
ing in a hotel.
Have you had that many one-week renters that
have caused so much of a problem? I know that we
have to put a deposit on the rental as well as pay-over
$100 a night for our two-bedroom that we rent in the
These are not cheap rates. We come down and help
your economy and leave without leaving-a mess on the
beach or in the dwelling we rent. We are there to en-
joy the beach and all of the attributes of the Island.
I'll bet 95 percent of the people who come to your Is-
land feel the same way I do. Isn't it a pity that us 95
percent will be penalized by the 5 percent or less that
don't treat your neighborhoods correctly? Please, think
about what you are proposing.
: DI,,ral .\dan ., Rosedale, Ind.
Praise be
I am writing to give credit where credit is due to
Karen DiCostanzo, Leni Hagen, David McGough and
Bev Calhoun.
Thank you for planning and working so hard on a
wonderful retirement party for Officer Jules Dengler,
retiring from the Manatee County Sheriff's Office,
Anna Maria substation.
We will miss Jules and the four of you did a terrific
, jQ in helping us all let him know that. Thank You!
Deb Pettee, Anna Maria

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Deepwater Gulf of Mexico grouper fishing hit hard

By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Commercial fishing for deepwater grouper in the
Gulf of Mexico will shut down at 12:01 a.m. Thursday,
June 23, until the end of the year.
The edict notes that the National Maritime Fisher-
ies Service has determined that the fishery limit of 1.02
million pounds will be reached Wednesday, June 22,
thus the shutdown.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission said it is required to do likewise in state waters
adjacent to the federally controlled parts of the Gulf.
Included in this fishery are misty, snowy,
yellowedge, Warsaw and speckled hind grouper.
"Shallow water" grouper red, black and gag -
will still be fished, Lee Schlesinger of the FWC said. This
may provide some relief for fishermen out of Anna Maria

Island and Cortez, for the shallow-water fishery is about
five times.the size of the deepwater fishery.
Nearshore waters were shut down last fall, from
November until Jan. 1, because quotas were reached,
but it is a different action than that closing the
deepwater fishery. Shallow-water quotas may well
come again, Schlesinger said, for limits may be reached
before November or not at all this year "it all de-
pends, and it's all confusing."
The shallow-water control tends more to catch lim-
its, 7,500 pounds per boat right now.
This development is not expected to affect restau-
rant menus, he said, as the November-January shut-
down did last year when restaurants had to import
grouper, which can be inferior to local catches and of-
ten more expensive.
Recreational fishing, too, is being eyed for re-

straints. Recreational fishers took 3 million pounds of
red grouper last year, more than double the allocation.
So actions are contemplated and may take effect as
early as the first week or so in July. Three more hear-
ings are scheduled the first part of next week, and any
action would follow that.
It probably would be a 180-day reduction of the
recreational daily bag limit to one red grouper, reduc-
ing the aggregate bag limit on all groupers from five
fish to three, and closure of all recreational grouper
fishing from October through December.
Karen Bell of the A.P. Bell Fish Co. and owner of
Star Fish Restaurant and Market in Cortez said most
commercial fishermen are "willing to do what it takes
to keep the fishery strong," but emphasized that recre-
ational fishermen must share the burden and they
are pressing now for a share of the commercial quota
as well as their own.

By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Sea turtles are nesting at a rate lower even than
last year's, which was the lowest in many years, with
32 nests on Anna Maria Island's beach so far this
At the same time last year, 36 had come ashore,
dug down a couple of feet, deposited about 100 eggs
the size of golf balls, covered them, and gone back into.
the Gulf, leaving the approximately 60-day incubation
for the sun and sand.
One young loggerhead turtle was found dead on
the beach just north of the Manatee Public Beach at
mid-Island over the weekend, and a dead dolphin was
stranded at Bean Point on the north end of the Island.
Along with the 32 nests, 25 false crawls were found on
the Island, zipper-like trails left by the giant prehistoric
reptiles that have come ashore to nest and left without
doing so.

This adds up to bad news, said Suzi Fox, who holds
the state sea turtle preservation permit and is the direc-
tor of Turtle Watch.
S: Historically, this should be peak nesting time, and
by mid-July the nesting usually wanes.
All but 12 of the new nests have been moved to the
north and south ends of the Island. The beach restora-
tion project starting soon disturbs the beach so that
turtles and their nests are endangered, so nests are dug
up, eggs rescued and moved to new man-made nests in
areas safe from the confusion and noise of the construc-
tion project.
Fox said the dead turtle was about a year old and
may have been a victim of red tide.
To the south, Longboat Key has 19 nests, Lido Key
five, Siesta Key 11, Casey key 53, Venice Beach 18.
Turtle Watch reminds beachgoers to keep an eye
out for any unusual activity that may indicate turtles
and let them know by calling 778-5638.




Ten years ago in th June 22, 1995, issue
of The Islander, headlines announced:
The home of Bradenton Beach artist Karen
Klosky was nearly destroyed by an apparent electrical
fire and the adjacent Tropic Isle Motel was.also dam-
aged in the incident.
Holmes Beach resident Andrew Hankin pleaded
no contest to charges he stole funds from the Sandbar
and BeachHouse restaurants while employed as an ac-
countant for the restaurants. Sentencing was withheld
until the exact amount of money Hankin stole could be
Bradenton Beach residents presented a petition to
the city commission asking that the speed limit on
Avenues A, B and C be reduced to 15 mph to ensure
the safety of children playing in the area.

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For Sunrise boat basin: Take my bottom, please!

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
After more than two years of struggling with who
owns the bottom of the Sunrise boat basin along Av-
enue C, Holmes Beach city commissioners appear
poised to finally settle the issue of residential boat
docks in the basin.
The commission at its June 14 meeting unani-
mously approved the first reading of an ordinance al-
lowing the city to lease space in the basin to "quali-
fied" applicants to build and maintain a dock for
their boat. At the same time, the ordinance- would
hold the city harmless from any liability, and the
lease would not be automatically transferable to a
new owner if the home with a city-leased dock was
Instead, any new owner would have 30 days to
apply to the city to lease the existing dock, and would
not be guaranteed a dock if the city had any qualified
applicants on a wait list.
The ordinance establishes procedures for residents
in the Sunrise basin to establish a claim for dock space
with the city.
Applicants approved by the city can build a dock

Orchestra, chorus sends out
call for volunteers
The Anna Maria Island Community Chorus and
Orchestra has issued a plea for volunteers to keep the
organization progressing.
The need is for long-term as well as seasonal
people, said the.organization's president, John Horigan.
"Right now we need a director of public relations and
a director of development and fundraising," he said.
And seasonal volunteers of every skill are needed.
Horigan asks that anyone interested in volunteer-
ing or needing more information call him at 778-1716.

at their own expense if they don't already have an es-
tablished dock. They will also be required to maintain
the dock to meet city and state codes and acquire ac-
companying liability insurance. Subleasing of the dock
is prohibited.
But questions arose immediately over a number of
legal issues.
Sunrise boat basin resident Madonna Fox had'"
questions on the number of dock spaces available,
which docks already existing would be torn down by
the city, and which docks already had riparian rights
established. The ordinance was unclear on those issues
and insurance, she claimed.
Mayor Carol Whitmore asked City Attorney
Patricia Petruff to get a response to the questions for the
commission by the second reading June 28.
Commissioner Roger Lutz took pains to explain to
Fox that, "It's not true that we are going to rip out all

Rudacille Day
Thirty-five year
Holmes Beach resident
SJohn Rudacille was
honored by the city in
a ceremony last week
proclaiming June 25,
as John Rudacille Day
in Holmes Beach.
Rudacille is retiring
After 35 years as a
teacher in Manatee
County. With Mayor
Carol Whitmore and
Rudacille are his wife,
Chris, and son Scott.
Islander Photo:
Thomas Aposporos II

the docks." He also suggested that the commission re-
view the ordinance "line by line" at the second reading,
when Petruff has the answers, rather than submit now
to a lengthy list of unanswerable questions.
SPerico Island resident and Florence, Ky., City
Councilwoman Melodee Merrell challenged the com-
mission to answer the questions immediately (see sepa-
rate story).
The Sunrise boat basin issue surfaced several years
ago when the city wanted to assess all the property
owners along the basin for seawall repairs, only to dis-
cover the city itself was the owner of the seawall, not
the adjacent owners.
The city repaired the seawall at a cost of more than
$100,000, but told the affected property owners they
didn't own the docks they thought they owned, because
they were on bottom lands owned by the city.
Bottoms up!

'Top Notch' photo contest under way in June

If you've got a great snapshot, we've got a contest
you could win.
The Islander photo contest will begin publishing
weekly winning photos on June 9. Eight weekly win-
ning pictures will be featured on the cover of The Is-
lander and one snapshot will be a grand prize winner
with prizes and gift certificates awarded by the news-
paper and local merchants.
The v'eeklv deadline is noon Friday throughout the
contest with ihe first deadJline June 4.
Judging bec-i n by a selection of pictures that may
include abstract phoi-t., still life pictures, landscapes
and scenics, candid unposed snapshots, action, holi-
days, humor and animal pictures. Nothing is over-
looked, including great kid pics, sentimental moments
and moments of personal triumph.
Send or deliver your favorites (no limits) weekly
to Top Notch Contest Editor, The Islander, 5404 Ma-

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

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

Islander photo contest rules
1) The Islander Newspaper's Top Notch Photo Con-
test is strictly for amateur photographers. Amateur photogra-
phers are those who derive less than 5 percent of their income
from photography.
2) Black-and-white and color photographs taken after Jan.
1, 2003, are eligible. This allows for extended eligibility. Pho-
tos previously published (in any format/media) or entered in
any islander or other competitions are not eligible.
3) Photographs may be taken with any make of camera.
No retouching or other alteration (except cropping) is permit-
ted of negatives, prints or electronic photo files; no compos-


I have read the contest rules and affirm that this en-
try is in compliance with them.

ite pictures or multiple printing will be accepted. Digital photos
may be submitted in their original JPG file format (via e-mail or
disk) or a printed photograph. Slide (transparency) photos are not
4) Entrant's name, address and phone number must be writ-
ten clearly, in ink, on the contest label and affixed to the back.of
each print, or listed similarly in the e-mail message along with the
digital photo attachment. One e-mail per photo submission. Mail
entries to The Islander Top Notch Photo Contest, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. E-mail digital entries to
topnotch @islander.org.
5) Entrants by their entry agree that The Islander may publish
their pictures for local promotion. Entrants must be able to furnish


I have read the contest rules and affirm that this en-
try is in compliance with them.

the original negative or original digital image if requested by the
contest editor. All photos submitted become the property of The
Islander. Photos will not be returned. The Islander and con-
test sponsors assume no responsibility for negatives, diskettes,
CDs or photo prints..
Entrant must know the name and address of any recogniz-
able persons appearing in the picture and those must be en-
closed/attached with the entry.
6) Employees of The Islander and their immediate family
members are not eligible to enter the contest:
7) Any taxes on prizes are the sole responsibility of the
winners. Any cash prize won by a minor will be awarded to a
parent or guardian. Prize rights are not transferable.


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Nice return
Just as many long-time Anna Maria residents predicted three years ago, the beach along the city's.east shore
has returned, leaving an estimated 10 to 15feet of sand between the mean high ~ Latr mark and the seawall
that protects many of the North Shore Drive bayfront homes. Three years ago, the beach had all but disap-
peared in this area and at high tide, water lapped over the seawalls. Lifelong residents of the city, however,
said then that beach erosion here was cyclic and the beach would return. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

Island average home price tops $1 million

The average listing price for all Island single-fam-
ily homes listed for sale in June is above the $1 million
mark, according to the just-released Anna Maria Island
Property Sales Report, published by Barry Gould of
Island Vacation Properties.
A total of 84 single-family homes are listed for sale
on Anna Maria Island, with 33 of those asking more
than $1 million, the AMIPSR said. The average price
was $1.084 million.
Condominium prices weren't far behind, said
editor Dantia Gould, with an average asking price of
$1.04 million.,
The AMIPSR reported that the average sale price
of the 18 single-family Island residences that sold in
May was $733,994, up 20 percent from the $609,000



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single-family home sale price average recorded for
May 2004.
While 21 condominiums were sold in May, the
AMIPSR said that the average sale price was $529,000,
down from the $692,000 condo sale average recorded
in April. Gould said many of the May condo sales were
in older properties offering few amenities and that
could explain the difference.
But the May condo sales average was still up con-
siderably from the May 2004 sales average of
$407,000, a 30 percent increase.
The least expensive single-family residence sold
on the Island in May 2005'was for $290,000, while two
houses hit hie $1.6 million sale price.
,For more information on AMIPSR, call 448-5500.

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Bradenton Beach short-

listed for state grant
Bradenton Beach has made the short list for a
state grant to improve and enhance its waterfront,
ranked No. 3 out of five applicants for the presti-
gious program.
"I'd say we're definitely on the 'short list,'" said
City Commissioner Lisa Marie Phillips, who has been
heading up the drive for the city's designation within
the Waterfronts Florida program. "Traditionally, the
Florida Department of Community Affairs chooses
three cities for designation every two years."
"The program was created to provide support,
training, innovative technical assistance, and limited
financial assistance to communities striving to revital-
ize and renew interest in their waterfront districts, ar-
eas which have a tradition of water-dependent activ-
ity," according to Waterfronts Florida.
SThe program is divided into three two-year phases.
The first phase is organizational, where a work plan is
developed, a Waterfronts Florida program manager
retained, and a committee formed. Training is also of-
fered during this.part of the project.
Phase two is called the "visualization" period,
where the community becomes involved with the pro-
gram to determine how the identified waterfront area
is to appear or evolve. Phase three is implementation
of the plan.
State funding for the first year is $10,000, with a
20-percent local match required; the state's $25,000
grant for the second year requires a 100-percent local
The Waterfronts Florida Partnership Application
Review Committee met lat Thursday in Tallahassee to
rank the applicants. The listing now goes to DCA of-
ficials for a final determination of funding. Ranking, in
order, was:
Fort Walton Beach.
Bagdad, in Santa Rosa County.
Bradenton Beach.
Port St. Joe.
Fernandina Beach.
As Phillips said for Bradenton Beach, "Keep your
fingers crossed!"


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Welcome to the movies Island style
Janae Haupt welcomes some of the first attendees to Holmes Beach City Hall Friday, June 17, for the weekly movie
she sponsors for young and young-at-heart Islanders. Islander Photo: Thomas Aposporos II

Something for kids to do

on the Islan
By Thomas Aposporos II
Islander Intern Reporter
Janae Haupt, daughter of Holmes Beach Mayor
Carol Whitmore, has set up a program to show free
movies in conjunction with the Island skate park to
provide kids a welcome alternative to wandering
around looking for something to do on hot Friday af-
ternoons throughout the summer. Friday at 4 p.m., the
meeting room of Holmes Beach City Hall will be trans-
formed into a movie theater.

d finally
As Haupt put it, "I remember what it was like to be
a kid on the Island during the summer. It could get
pretty boring. I wanted to give them something to do."
This week, Haupt will be showing the film "Riding
Giants," a documentary of the surfing subculture dur-
ing the late 1950s and early '60s from director Srtaeey
Peralta, director of Dogtown and Z-Boys, which was
viewed last week.
Holmes Beach City Hall is located at 5801 Marina
Drive. For more information, call Janae at 704-9656.

Island's youngest grads
The Islander congratulates our youngest Island *
graduates from the School of Constructive Play in .
Anna Maria.
In a ceremony held at the school June 6, graduates
received a class yearbook and a certificate of comple- '- a
tion after taking a final slide on the outdoor jungle gym. i ; "
Graduates moving on to kindergarten in the fall ...
include: -

Johann Bertram
Ethan Bertrand
Masen Blandford
Liam Collins
Austin Cone
James Cuccio
Ati Dattoli
Madison Doll
Marlin Ellis.
J.T. Falls
Miles Fischer

Rhyanna Gilman
Cheyanne Hojara
Dylan Johnson
Priyesh Khara
Michael Latimer
Brandon Mills
Michael Potter
Riley Singer
Nicole Sewall
Luke Valadie
Tyler Yavalar

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June 13 78 92 0
June 14 79 93 .50
June 15 78 94 Trace
June 16 79 92 0
June 17 80 93 .30
June 18 78, 91 0
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Constructive grad
Brandon Mills gets a hug from School of Construc-
tive Play teacher Gail Marsden after a graduation
ceremony held June 6 at the Anna Maria school.
Mills received a yearbook, certificate of completion
and a "very proud smile." Islander Photo: Courtesy
Joanie Mills

The story in the June 1 issue of The Islander on
tourism should have stated that the average occupancy
of Island accommodations in April 2004 was 65.9 per-
cent; 92.1 percent in March 2004; 82.1 percent for
February 2004 and 46.8 percent in January of that year.
The overall occupancy of all accommodations in
Manatee County for May 2005 was 62.1 percent com-
pared with 63.9 percent for May of last year.


Anna Maria explores Swiftmud options

By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Members of the Anna Maria City Commission met
with senior community affairs coordinator Steven
Minnis of the Southwest Florida Water Management
District to learn more about funding opportunities for
city infrastructure projects.
The city has a priority list of approximately 20 road
and drainage projects with a combined cost estimate of
$2.3 million to complete. The city was recently
awarded a stormwater basin grant from Swiftmud for
Gladiolus Street and commissioners wanted to know
how to secure more funding.
Commissioner Dale Woodland told Minnis that the
commission has decided to dedicate $200,000 to
stormwater projects in next year's city budget and has
discussed implementing a stormwater utility fee.
Minnis said that having both a dedicated line item
budget and stormwater utility fee would work in the
city's favor when applying for future grants.
Commissioner Duke Miller questioned whether it
would be a better strategy to lump all stormwater
projects into one grant application, asking for a $1

million matching grant, versus applying for funding for
individual street projects.
Minnis stated that he believes compiling all
projects similar in nature into one application is a smart
strategy, although not all commissioners seemed con-
fident about that approach, fearing losing out on a
chance to fund at least one project if the entire package
is rejected.
Minnis told members of the commission that they
could begin spending money\ from a dedicated city fund
on permitting and engineering prior to submitting a
grant application. Money spent would be included in
the city's required matching funds for the grant, if ap-
proved. More so, the commitment to completing the
project sho\ In b the w% ork already started would also
look favorable toward appro\ al for a grant.
lMinnik said there are consultants a\ ailable to work
with city officials in determining which projects from
its priority list should be funded first, and how exten-
si\e of a permitting process would be required.
Woodland suggested the city take advantage of the
free consultation and recommended solidifying its
plans in order to apply for grant money in October.

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Holmes Beach
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Fulford reunion coming to Cortez

By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
The historic Fulford family will reunite in historic
Cortez for the first time since 1965 and it's open to ev-
eryone in the old fishing village because, as the saying
goes, nearly everyone there is related to everyone else.
Called the "Fulford and All Cortez Family Re-
union," it's the first sweeping Fulford get-together in
40 years, said "submatriarch" Mary Fulford Green,
though there was what was planned as a junior edition
two years ago and 55 Fulfords showed up.
She looks for more on July 2-3, when the family
and extended relations come to Cortez and headquar-
ter at the old Fulford Fish Co. build n and at Star Fish.
next door and at the rebuilt Few/Miller dock nearby and
the Cortez Community Center and at the Tink Fulford
house where Nlart lies no\% Not to mention the old
shed there, which as1 built there just for reunions be-
cause patriarch Tink liked reunions.
The Fulfords came first to Cortez 120 years ago in
the person of "Capt. Bill\." .bout the same time as the
original Taylors, Lewises, Guthries, Bells, Adamses,

Joneses, Foremans and others. All were from Carteret
County in North Carolina, and they came here to fish
and still try to this day although they've been severely
curtailed by the hated ban on nearshore fishing with
The oldest man surviving in the family, Mary
Fulford believes, is cousin Snooks Adams of Holmes
Beach, Anna Maria Island's first police officer and the
first chief of Holmes Beach police. He is 88 now.
Oldest surviving woman is cousin Margie Evans
Rhymer, Mary is sure, and she is 83. Mary Fulford her-
self is next at 80, making her "submatriarch" or maybe
"matriarch-in-waiting," she said.
She wants every Fulford and Fulford relative to do
a genealogy chart, no matter how short or long, "so we
can trace all the relatives and relationships" at the re-
The family is widely scattered, mainly across the
Southeastern United States, but they will zero in on
their native Cortez for the reunion.
They will rejoin their Cortez kinsmen to rejoice in
the singular privilege of living amid their own history.

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Anna Maria Island Rotary Club to a recent high school or area organizations and/or work experi-
school grjidtate to use at college this fall, President ence. Each applicant is asked to submit a narrative
Steve Schlueter has announced. describing his or her goals.
It is intended for an Island student, but will be Applications will be accepted until Aug. 1.
awarded to an off-Island Manatee County graduat- Details may be obtained by writing to club mem-
ing senior if no Island recipient is chosen, he said. ber Jim Dunne, Unit 31, 6400 Flotilla Drive,
It is funded at $250 per semester for a total of Holmes Beach FL 34217.
$2,000 provided the scholar maintain a B average or Although Rotary rules prohibit encumbering
better. The money is already in hand and is held in the finances of future administration, Schlueter said
a separate account, he hopes the club will provide similar scholarships
Applicants are to provide evidence of academic each year.

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Anna Maria resident Tom Turner was working on
a farm in Winchester, Ind., when the Japanese attacked
Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.
While the government was giving deferments for
many farmers during World War II, that type of service
to his country didn't interest Tom.
"I wanted to do my part. Staying on the farm in
Indiana wasn't my idea of
1 serving my country. A lot of
fellows I knew got those defer-
ments, but I wasn't interested.
Besides, I could still be drafted
and being in the infantry didn't
appeal to me."
Tom joined the U.S. Army
Air Corps on Jan. 2, 1942,
signing up as an aircraft me-
Turner Halfway through basic train-
ing, he and a number of other recruits were sent to Long
Beach to qualify as mechanics for the famous B-25
"Mitchell" bomber that would gain fame as the plane
flown on the mission led by Gen. Jimmy Doolittle that
bombed Tokyo in April 1942.
"I remember that once we heard about the Doolittle
raid, we figured this B-25 was a pretty darn good air-
By October 1942, Tom and his buddies figured
they were headed to the Pacific after they got new B-
25s. and began practicing torpedo bombing. By this
time, Tom was a sergeant and a flight engineer in
charge of the enlisted crew that serviced and flew on
a B-25.
"We were all set for the Pacific and a lot of action,
but instead we got sent to Alaska and the Aleutian Is-
lands campaign. Some of the fellows were disap-
pointed, but those were our orders."
The Japanese had invaded and captured the U.S.
islands of Sitka and Attu at the extreme eastern end of
the Aleutians in mid-1942, and Tom and his bomb
group were assigned to assist the Army in driving the
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Anna Maria resident Tom Turner spent 23 years in
the Air Force, rising to the rank ofE-9, the highest
enlisted rank possible.
What he remembers most about the Aleutians was
that it was always cold and there was always bad
"It was the coldest 17 months I ever had. And it
was'lonely for the troops. There was absolutely noth-
ing to do."
Indeed, females were almost nonexistent in the
Aleutians, and the nearest big city was Anchorage,
about a four-hour flight in a B-25. And Anchorage
during WWII had a population of only a few thousand
"We definitely felt isolated up there. We would
sometimes think nobody cared about Alaska, but we
felt our war effort was important.
He takes pride in the fact that his B-25 always re-
turned from its bombing missions. On one mission, six
bombers were lost and Tom remembers that he knew
the men who didn't come back.
On another flight to Anchorage one time, his plane
ran into bad weather and couldn't land. It had to fly
back to Kodiak Island and land on a dirt strip in the
middle of nowhere.
"It was so cold the next day, I had to get some
wood from the forest and build a fire under the engines
to warm them up enough to get them started. I just had
to improvise, but we got out OK."
In bitter fighting, the Army eventually retook Sitka
and Attu in 1944 and Tom was sent to South Carolina,

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He got hooked up as the crew chief on a B-25
flown by a full-bird colonel and ended up in Edmonton
in Alberta, Canada, setting up-weather stations in the
frozen north and flying weather reconnaissance patrols.
That's also where he learned to fly.
"The colonel always said that if something hap-
pened to him, he wanted me to know what to do, so I
got to fly the plane and I did some landings and take-
It was a heady experience for Tom, who had been
rejected-in 1943 for pilot training because he didn't
have 20-20 vision.
"It was OK for the Air Corps, but not good enough
to be a pilot."
Tom was discharged in October 1945 and returned
to the farm, but found that after the excitement of the
service, farm work was a bit boring.
He returned to the Air Corps in March 1946 and re-
sumed his flight engineer duties. His career would fly
him across the globe to such places as Japan, Pakistan,
Turkey, Chile, North Africa, Vietnam, Canada,
Greenland, Baffin Island and Europe.
On one mission to Resolute Bay in the frozen
northlands of Canada, Tom's C-47 had to use skis to
land on the ice. "We built a weather station there that
was the farthest north of any station. We were darn near
the North Pole. We had to land on the ice, then clear a
runway. I was back in the Arctic in the frozen weather
again, but I loved what I did."
Tom met his future wife in 1951 while stationed in
He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1965 and
became an insurance adjuster. He and his wife bought
their house in Anna Mafia in 1969, and they moved
here permanently in 1984.
Since moving to the city, Tom has served as chair-
man of the code enforcement board and the planning
and zoning board. Although no longer active in city
affairs, he follows the city with a keen eye.
"It was a great career and no regrets. I'm proud of
my service. I was ready to go anywhere, and just ended
up in Alaska," he said. "I went from an Indiana farm
boy to the highest enlisted rank in the Air Force and got
to see the world. Not too bad."
Just another member of the Greatest Generation.

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Wednesday, June 22
5 to 7p.m. Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
business card exchange at Island Garden Villas, 5607 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1541.
Friday, June 24
7to 9p.m.- Teen night at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information:
7 to 10 p.m. Live original music at Ginny's Antiques
and Jane E's Bakery, 9807 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Informa-
tion: 778-7370.
Saturday, June 25
8:30 a.m. Kiwanis Club presents "What's Bugging
You" with John Durkin of Anna Maria Pest Control, at Cafe
on the Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
10 a.m. to 5p.m. "Selby Saturdays: Tapestry of Giv-
ing" free family admission and children's activities at Mote
Marine Aquarium, 1700 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. In-
formation: 388-4441.
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Selby Saturdays free admission and
family activities at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St.
W., Bradenton. Information: 746-4131, ext. 37.
3 p.m. Dance recital at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information:
3 p.m. Teen talent show at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Infor-
mation: 778-1908.
8 to 11 p.m. "Do Ya Do Ya Do Ya Wanna Dance" at
the Bradenton Woman's Club, 1705 Manatee Ave.,
Bradenton. Information: 747-6222. Fee applies.
Sunday, June 26
1 p.m. Cortez Yacht Club Commodores Cup starting
at marker #2. Information: 322-4551.
Tuesday, June 28
2 p.m. Karate performance presented by Kevin
Bergquist at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.
Wednesday, June 29
8 to 9 a.m. "Good Morning Longboat Key" at the
Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce, 6960 Gulf of Mexico
Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-2466.
3:30 to 5p.m. Hurricane-Seminar at the BeachHouse
Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Informa-
tion: 778-1541.
"Signs of God's Love" vacation Bible school at Gloria
Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach,
through June 24. Information: 778-1813. Fee applies.
"Summer Solstice" art exhibit by Susanna Spann at the
Arts Council of Manatee County, 926 12th St. W., Village of the-
Arts, Bradenton, through June 27. Information: 746-2223.
Art by Ruth Cade at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach, through June 30. Information: 778-6648.

Winners all
Lisa Marie Phillips; left, ofBradenton Beach, and
Erin Kosfeld of Anna Maria, right, are congratulated
on their good will and good luck by Sandee Pruett of
the Anna Maria Island Community Center, center.
Phillips received a Wal-Mart certificate from the
Center and Kosfeld a gift from blood drive sponsor A
Pine A venue Salon. Their names were drawn from
all donors at the June 11-12 event.

Blood drive finale
on Anna Maria Island
Representatives of Florida Blood Services, spon-
sors of the fifth annual Islandwide Blood Drive
and the charities that benefited from an anony-
mous "cash" donation for the donors they bring to
the event, held this year June 11-12, met at the
BeachHouse to pat themselves on the back for a
successful event that produced 234 units of blood.
The charities-received checks amounting to $100
per blood donor and framed certificates of appre-
ciation. Attending the luncheon are, left to right,
Gail Straight of Wildlife Inc.; Mark and Rhoda
Paloski of the West Manatee Fire & Rescue
Volunteers; Wanda Read-Burke of FBS, Dick and
Liz.Cline of the Privateers; Kelly Hillman and Ed
Chiles of the Chiles Group/BeachHouse; Sandee
Pruett of the Anna Maria Island Community
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
June 7, 101 S. Bay Blvd.,.Mama Lo's, found wal-
let. A wallet found at the ice cream shop was turned in
and later returned to its owner.
June 10, 800 block of North Shore, alarm. Severe
rain and wind reportedly caused an alarm to go off at
a residence.
June 11, 101 S. Bay Blvd., City Pier, theft. A
woman reported the theft of her cell phone and cash.
June 11, 200 block of Gladiolus Street, criminal
mischief. A man reported that he was sitting in his liv-
ing room when he heard a "loud crack." When he went
outside, he found the window of the rear patio door had
been struck, possibly by a bullet.
June 11,902 S. Bay Blvd., Rotten Ralph's Restau-
rant, defrauding an innkeeper. A waitress reported her
customer left without paying a $66 tab.
June 14, Sixth Avenue West, Bradenton, Bank of
America, fraud. A Rod & Reel employee reported that she
thought she had deposited her paycheck at the bank ATM
after endorsing it, but it had inadvertently fallen to the
ground and was picked up by someone else, who then co-
endorsed the check and either cashed or deposited it.

Bradenton Beach .
June 7, 100 block of Gulf Drive, assault. While on
patrol, an officer approached a man whom appeared to
be too intoxicated to get home. The man refused the
officer's offer to call a taxi and stated he'd walk home.
The officer reported seeing the same man later in the
evening staggering in the road. When approached, the
man reportedly attempted to strike the officer and was
arrested for assault on a law enforcement officer.
June 11, 300 block of Bay Drive North, warrant
arrest. A man was taken into custody on a Manatee
County warrant for failure to appear in court.
June 12, 100 block of Bridge Street, battery. While
on patrol, an officer observed a crowd of people around
two men and witnessed one of the men hit the other as
he was trying to walk away. The officer disbanded the
crowd and attempted to take the suspect into custody,
however one of the witnesses distracted the officer and
the suspect fled the scene. The victim was transported
to Blake Medical Center.
June 13, 2200 block of Gulf Drive North, traffic
arrest. A man was arrested for driving with a suspended
license and attaching a tag from another vehicle to his
car. According to the report, the driver was stopped for
a traffic violation two weeks ago and was given a warn-
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leading to the arrest and con\ iction of \\ homever
burglarized the home. of a disabled veteran in
Anna Maria last week.
According to the Manatee County Sheriff's
Office report, someone broke into the veteran's
residence between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thursday,
June 16, and made off with a plasma TV, CD
player and more than 100 CDs.
Sgt. John Kenney of the MCSO in Anna
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who did the burglary knew the victim.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with
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June 11,69th Street and Palm Drive, DUI. Barbara
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der the influence of alcohol after she was found
slumped over the steering wheel of her vehicle. Ac-
cording to the report, the vehicle was stopped at a stop
sign with the engine running. According to the report,
Foulds needed assistance removing her seat belt, exit-
ing the vehicle and was unable to stand on her own to
complete the field sobriety tests.
June 11,4500 block of Gulf Drive, theft. A woman
reported that her debit card was stolen from her purse.
June 11,4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach,
trespass. Officers responded to a report of two intoxi-
cated women refusing to leave the beach cafe. One of
the women, speaking on a cell phone, refused to listen
to the officer and comply with the request to leave the
property. She was warned and then subsequently ar-
rested for trespassing. The other woman protested the
arrest, telling the officer that he couldn't arrest her
daughter. She said they were going to have to arrest
her, too. According to the report, the officer complied,
arresting the mother for obstruction.
June 12, 500 block of 70th Street, assault. A man
reported he feared that his live-in girlfriend would
shoot him. The man said the woman put a gun in her
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officers followed up at the residence to speak to the
woman. She told officers her boyfriend was intoxicated
and she had left the home without incident. She denied
the boyfriend's allegations and noted the gun was still
in its storage location, not her purse.
June 13, 100 block of 52nd Street, burglary. A man
reported his 9-mm Glock handgun left under the seat
of his car stolen.
June 14,7200 block of Marina Drive, information.
Officers contacted the owner of a vehicle to remove it
from the right of way.
June 14,300 block of 56th Street, parking. A resi-
dent was asked to pull his vehicle fully into the drive-
way to prevent the tailend from blocking the roadway.
June 14,400 block of 62nd Street, vehicle. A man
was given a notice to appear due to an expired tag on
his vehicle..
June 14,6800 block of Gulf Drive, criminal mischief.
A man reported the BMW emblem was pried off the trunk
of his car and the side of the car was scratched.
June 15,4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach,
burglary. Two women reported their wallets and cam-
eras were stolen from the trunk of their car.
June 16, 3200 block of Gulf Drive, criminal mischief.
A man reported that the copper piping for the air condi-
tioning at a home under construction was pulled out.
June 18, 2800 block of Gulf Drive, expired tag. A
driver stopped for speeding was also cited for driving
with a suspended license and expired tag.
June 17, 2500 block of Avenue C, assist Bradenton
Beach police. Officers found a vehicle stuck in the mud
at the corner of 25th Street.and Avenue C. The occupants
of the vehicle were already outside and, according to the
report, one of the men kept reaching in his pocket. A pat
down of the subject revealed a marijuana smoking pipe
that was still warm and a scale with marijuana residue'
inside. Hans Hauri, 17, of Sarasota, was arrested.
June 17,4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach,
criminal mischief. A sink in the ladies room was pulled
out of the wall.
June 17, 200 block of 30th Street, theft. The lattice,,
work from the north side of a residence was reportedly
June 19, 3000 block of Avenue E, burglary. A
woman reported that a digital camera was stolen from
her home. According to the report, the camera was kept
in her family room, the home was secured and no other
items were reportedly stolen.
June 20, 6600 Gulf Drive, Resort 66, fire alarm. A
juvenile was arrested and charged with the false report-
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Center fishing tourney winners
The Anna Maria Island Community Center 2005
fishing tournament was "a smashing success," accord-
ing to organizer Steve Bark, who said he expects to be
able to contribute more than $5,000 as a result to youth
programs at the Center.
A total of 82 boats took place in the event last
weekend, and more than 300 people attended Sunday's
banquet and awards presentation, Bark said.
Taking first place in the inshore division was Ryan
Smith, second was Bob Bustle and third was Nate
In the offshore division, first went to Brian Bower,
second to Rocco Salvatori and third to Team Galati.
Youth division saw Daniel Sapuppo take first,
Chrstopher Caccamisi second and Austin Pollard third.
Honorable mention went to Dominick Salvatori
and Kyle Cherko.
Ladies best catch honors went to Jamie Janean.
Prizes for first place totaled about $750 worth of gifts;
second place winners took home about $600 in gift pack-
ages; and third place totaled about $500 worth of good-
ies, Bark said.
Longboat chamber adds 2'keys'
Longboat Key has beat the Anna Maria Island cities
to the punch when it comes to consolidation sort of.
The Longoat Chamber is no longer the.Longboat Key
Chamber of Commerce now it's the Longboat
Key-Lido Ke\ *St. Armands Key Chamber of Commerce.
Sandy Tull, chairman of the chamber's board, said
the merger came about because the Longboat chamber
"for many years has been fielding many inquiries about
Lido and St. Armands keys" as well as Longboat.
The addition of the two keys to the south of Longboat
is a natural progression, she said, in that the three areas are
closely associated and visitors assume the Longboat
chamber can provide information about all of them.
"Tourism is vital to the region," she said, "and by
representing the three keys we hope to assist the hos-
pitality industry and our retailers and create a strong
advertising message for the area."

Chamber card exchange today
A business card exchange sponsored by the Anna
Maria Island Chamber of Commerce is planned for 5
to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, at the Island Garden
Villas, 5607 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. RSVPs may
be phoned to 778-1541.

Longboat's past, future topic
"Longboat Key: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow"
will be explored by Town Commissioner Jeremy
Whatmough at a meeting of the Longboat Key Historical
Society June 30. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the new
historical museum at 6960 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Addi-
tional information may be obtained by calling 383-4066.

Ben Sato smiles his pleasure at graduation from the
Johnson & Wales University, Miami, with a degree in
culinary arts. He is one offive sons of Barbara Sato of
Holmes Beach and grandson of Sarah and Don
Maloney, who is a Holmes Beach city commissioner.
Sato plans to work for Marriott Corp. in Miami.


Eileen T. Culhane
Eileen T. Culhane, 76, of Bradenton and formerly
Holmes Beach, died June 10.
Memorial mass was June 13. Memorial
contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest
Florida. 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238. Brown
& Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by daughter Kathy Kelley of
Sarasota; sons Michael of Holmes Beach, Timothy and
Edward of New Jersey, William of Bradenton and Paul
of Port Charlotte; sisters Joan Boruff of Bradenton,
Geraldine Vorisek of Daytona Beach; 13 grandchil-
dren; and eight great-grandchildren.
As son Michael put it, "Island umpires, your great-
est critic, Eileen Culhane, passed away. You remem-
ber her, the tough old bird with the cane who would
blast you for any call against one of her many
grandchildren's teams. She was sharp, and might
grudgingly agree with anything she saw, but here fam-
ily always came first."

Savilla Jane Nole
Savilla Jane Nole, 88, of Bradenton, died June 19.
Mrs. Nole belonged to St. Ann's Catholic Church
of Belle Vernon, Pa., and St. Bernard Catholic Church,
Holmes Beach.
Memorial services are at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June
22, at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church, 12905
State Road 70, Bradenton. Memorial contributions may
be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1230 S. Tuttle
Ave., Sarasota FL 34239.
She is survived by Helen Davis of Holmes Beach;
Agnes Vernet of Donora, Pa.; Sheila Oberhofer of
Bradenton; John T. Nole Jr. of Genoa, Neb.; Richard

Islander given probation
Robert Melson, 60, of Holmes Beach, was found
guilty of aggravated assault and improper exhibition of
a firearm in a circuit court hearing June 10 and sen-
tenced to four years probation.
The charge was a result of an altercation that took
place in February when Melson brandished a chrome-
plated 9-mm handgun at a neighbor's home threatening
the residents, visiting friends and the homeowner's dog.
Melson approached the homeowners gate on Avenue
B and made accusations that a white dog had attacked his
wife and her dog while they Were on a walk. According
to witness statements, Melson then pulled out the gun and
pointed it at one of the dogs in the yard and then raised it
toward several people gathered for a party.
Two witnesses believe Melson even loaded a bullet
into the chamber before leaving the scene to avoid police.
Melson was arrested at his home following the incident.

Nole of Palmetto; Sister Naoma Dattis of Belle
Vernon; 16 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and
two great-great-grandchildren.
Frances Dillinger Reid
Frances Dillinger Reid, 91, of Village Green,
Briadenton.ridied Friday, June 17.
Mrs. Reid was born in Carbondale, Ill. The family
moved to Holmes Beach in
1957, then to Bradenton in
1959. She and husband
Wilber owned Reid's Meat
Market of Bradenton until
their retirement in 1976. She
was an active member of
Beta Sigma Phi sorority, hav- .I
ing joined in August 1946. ..
She was honored by the so-
rority as State Girl of the Reid
Year on three occasions. She
was active with the American and Juvenile Diabetes or-
ganizations. She was an avid bowler until age 86.
A memorial will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, July
9, which was to be her 92nd birthday, at Trinity United
Methodist Church, 3200 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Meth-
odist Church, 3200 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton FL
34205, and/or Our Home on Wares Creek, 1725 Mana-
tee Ave. W., Bradenton.
She is survived by sons Don of Bronson, Mich.,
and David of Hollywood, Calif.; grandchildren Stephen
Reid of Atlanta and Laura Elizabeth Dobbins, New
York City; and great-grandchildren Amelia Grace and
Garrett Wayne. She was preceded in death by her hus-
band of 67 years, Wilber, and their daughter Janet
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'Metamorphoses' overwhelming winner at AACT Fest '05

By Robert Noble
Islander Theater Critic
Unfurl the banners; ring the bells; sound the
trumpets the intrepid Manatee Players' dazzling
production of "Metamorphoses" has triumphed at
the national level of the American Association of
Community Theatre in Kalamazoo, Mich.
With solid multiple prizes at the state. and re-
gional levels, they soared to victory, sweeping ev-
ery major prize at AACT Fest '05.
In addition to the top prize of Best Production,
the Players captured Best Director for Rick Kerby;
Best Set by Kerby and Jeff Chase; Best Overall
Actress, Cheryl Clifford; Best Sound for violinist
Mary E. Page; and Outstanding Ensemble (for the
entire brilliant cast). Only Bill Booth's miraculous
lighting was overlooked, and I can't imagine why.
His imaginative work was one of the highlights of
the last performance at Bradenton's Riverfront The-
atre, which I saw just before they packed the set left
for Michigan.
I had seen the first performance at the Manatee
County Fairgrounds, which had not totally settled in
to Kerby's dynamic design. There was an insecurity.
and tentativeness that kept the production from
soaring. By that final performance in Bradenton,
boy did it soar! Vocally, physically and spiritually
it had blossomed into one of the most beautifully
expressive creations in my theater-going memory.
Florida Studio Theatre did a lovely staging last sea-
son, but I was more moved by the Manatee Players.
Kerby's vision was brave and adventurous, with
a vitality and imaginative sweep that knocks your
socks off. Using a ritual stylization and bold, auda-
cious choreography, he found the perfect cast to em-
body these tales from Greek mythology.
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Manatee Players 'Metamorphoses' brings home awards

By Thomas Aposporos I
Islander Intern Reporter
The cast and crew of the Manatee Plaw ers pro-
duction "Metamorphoses" returned June 19 from
the American Association of Community Theatre
competition in Kalamazoo, Mich. And they re-
turned triumphant national champions!
In addition to \\ inning best production (essen-
tially the Tony or Oscar of American community
theater), the Players received numerous awards at
AACT Fest '05.
Kevin Gardner, one of the competition's three
judges, said, "It was outstanding. I was enthralled
by it. It is abo\ e and beyond what you normally
see at a community theater." ;
The play was written by Mars Zimmerman in
2001. It is a series of vignettes based on various

Players take home play honors
Anna Maria city commissioner leads things off in
fine st\ le as a dotty. beautifully spoken King Mlidas.
with his blazer, ascot and dark glasses, and one of
the most amazing first appearances I have ever seen.
Still haven't figured it out! '
There is magic at every turn: Fred-.and Laurie
Zimmerman's transformation into fly ing sea-birds as
the resurrected Ceyx and Alc one; Jaz
Zimmerman's ethereal beaut\ as the w inged. naked
Eros; Elizabeth Hartman as the beautiful, \ibrantly
voluptuous Aphrodite; Candace Artim, bringing
warmth and depth to the Nurse, in the evening's
most highly charged scene between a.-blindfolded
father and his incestuous daughter
David Brown as Cinyras and Cheryl Clifford :is
Myrrha play with a boldness and incredible physical
dexterity, performing Kerby's erotic pas de deux in
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ancient myths, namely those of Ovid. The original
musical score was written and performed live for
Manatee Players by Mary Page.
The path to attaining these national titles was not
a simple one. The first perforniances of the play were
held in a barn at the Manatee Count\ fairgrounds in
autumn 2004, which led to the nomination to compete
at the state level. At AACT Fest '05, they competed
against nine other theater companies from across the
Over the course of this tum ultuous journey, many
members of the cast involved themsel es in other en-
deavors of their own. Clifford. for example. performed
\\ ith fellow "Metamorphoses" cast member and Island
resident Tom Aposporos in the two-person play "Bril-
liant Traces," at Fogartyville Cafe as a first effort of
City Arts Productions, a fledgling theater company

duction. It is an electrifying sequence. Laurie
Zimmerman and Larry Hamm make an extraordi-
nary effect in the Erisichthont Hunger section, and
Diana Shoemaker is charming in multiple roles. Jody
Herbert-Hamm. Sondra McClintock and Mleg
New some add strong local support as the singing
One of Kerby's most inspired stagings \as the
ship\ reck at sea, with the entire ensemble contrib-
uting to a glorious fusion of theatrical arts. Small
wonder they came home with the Outstanding En-
semble AwXard.
So from success at the state le\el in Lakeland. to
victory in the Southeast finals in Greensboro. to to-
tal triumph in Kalamazoo. our merr\ band of play-
ers has brought honor tothe entire state. All w\e need
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Mlonaco for the International Festival next ear. In
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rector Jeff Goldman.
There is presently no international competi-
tion, but offers have been made for the show and.
its cast to perform at various festivals abroad.
All of this time spent amongst fellow cast and
crew has no doubt had quite an impact on each
member of the.company, both in shaping their
perspectives of one another, as well as that of
As Aposporos put it, "Aside from the awards
on the state, regional and now national level for its
abilities on stage, the true qualities of this company
are the individual character of each of its members
and their common commitment to succeed."
Congratulations Dad, as well as the entire cast
and crew of "Metamorphoses," for an'immense ac-

Cast member Zimmerman, who called to give
me the news after the award banquet, was bubbling
over with joy and gratitude for the treatment the
entire cast received from all of Kalamazoo the
hotel, the theater; the other contestants. They were
welcomed into homes for dinners with Kalamazoo
Civic Theatre members and enjoyed seeing the other
entries in the competition.
The three adjudicators, who gave their critiques
for each production, were fair, well-informed profes-
sionals. All agreed it was a totally positive experi-
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Red tide slows, fishing continues near Island

By Capt. Mike Heistand
There's a couple issues with fishing right now:
Waning red tide is still lingering to the north, and wa-
ter temperatures are hot, hot, hot!
I was measuring temps of up to 90 degrees in Terra
Ceia Bay last week, and the fish were really sluggish
as a result. A good tip is to find cooler water, like in the
shade of docks, piers or bridges, or under mangrove
outcrops. Or, fish early in the morning or in deeper,
cooler water.
Backwater fishing for redfish, trout and catch-and-
release snook is good. Offshore action remains steady
for grouper and snapper, most being caught in about
S100 feet of water in the Gulf of Mexico. There are also
some reports of dolphin being caught in the Gulf, but
tarpon took to hiding from most fishers last week.
Capt. Thorn Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said that "Tropical Storm Arlene seemed to con-
centrate the red tide bloom from Key Royale south into
Sarasota Bay on the inside and from Egmont Key south
to Venice on the outside in the Gulf," although he said
the bloom was lessening as the week ended, and added
that with the full moon thi, w eek, "snook are in their
spawning mode and they \ ill be spawning during the
new and full moon periods from now until September.
Also, just a reminder, it's catch-and-release through
late September." He's finding that redfish have been "a
bit slow throughout the area, but we have been catch-
ing a few up to about 24 inches. Spotted sea trout don't
care for really warm water temperatures, so you may
want to work the flats early and late in the day, and try
*the deeper grass flats and potholes during the midday
heat." He's also catching flounder, mackerel and some
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle at
Catchers Marina in Holmes Beach said offshore fish-
ing has picked up because the winds have eased a bit,
letting anglers get out in the Gulf. There have been
good reports of red grouper and mangrove snapper to
5 pounds caught in about 100 feet of water. In the
nearshore area, the best bets right now are trout, red-
fish and mangrove apper along the Intracoastal Wa-
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said anglers
there are catching red drum, black drum, pompano and
flounder. He hasn't had any real problems with red tide,
he added.
Bob Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier said there
. have been some spotty, bad outbreaks of red tide, but
it hasn't been too bad and hasn't lasted too long. Fish-
ing action continues to be good for mangrove snapper,
drum, a few mackerel and at night some snook were
caught last week.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
there were some really big trout brought to the dock,
caught by Joe's Island, running better than 24 inches in
length. There are also reports of mangrove snapper,
redfish in the 23-inch range and some big snook were
hanging around the dock.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business out of
-Catchers Marina in Holmes Beach said permit are on
the offshore reefs in the Gulf of Mexico, mackerel are
up in Tampa Bay and he's starting to catch reds and
catch-and-release snook in Terra Ceia Bay.
At Perico Island Bait and Tackle, reports are that
redfish are being caught just north of the marina along
the Perico shoreline. One boat reeled up more than 50
in one outing. Offshore, grouper fishing remains
steady, with most fish caught in the 100-foot depths in
the Gulf. There are also lots of sharks being caught in
Tampa Bay.
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Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
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charters onto a few legal-size grouper, mackerel, snap-
per, redfish, trout and flounder.
Capt. Larry McGuire of Show Me The Fish
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enough offshore to get away from the red tide. Red tide
seems to be in the bay and about 5 miles out." Capt.
Larry said most of his fishing offshore was in the 110-
foot depths, and he's put his charters onto lots of gag
and red grouper to 15 pounds, mangroves to 6 pounds,
he's seeing schools of dolphin "not Flipper!" he said
- and they're catching a few, too, plus sharks to 5 feet
and some bonita. "We have been fishing with live pin-
fish and Key West grunts for grouper and shrimp for
the snapper," he added.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's said, "T lie \\eek started off as a real nightmare
for li\ e b.irter due to a potent I litbrc.A of red tide. The
red tide tribulations continued unabated until midweek
and finally slacked up on Thursday." He said that
James and Dave Grisham of Eden Prairie, Minn., had
come down to catch tarpon, but the silver kings didn't
cooperate. "I don't know what happened with the tar-
pon, they were here in limited numbers and pulled a
total disappearing act this week, My guess is that the
red tide outbreak sent them running offshore." The
Grishams were able to catch snook to 30 inches, red-
fish and trout. "It would appear the mackerel run is
over, and even bluefish, jacks and ladyfish have been
scarce this week," Capt. Zach concluded.
On my boat Magic, we caught limit catches of red-
fish in Miguel Bay, trout at Joe's Island and sharks out
in front of Terra Ceia Bay.
Good luck and good fishing.
Capt. Mike Heistand is a 20-year-plus fishing
guide. Call him at 723-1107 to provide fishing report.
Prints and digital images of your catch are also wel-
come and may be dropped off at The Islander, 5404

Happy little fisher
Nathan Earl, 8, of Lafayette, Ind., was all smiles
with his big gag grouper caught while fishing with
Capt. Larry McGuire last week.

Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, or e-mailed to
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persons in the picture along with information on the
catch and a name and phone number for more infor-
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Weird critters, red tide deaths of marine mammals

Just when you think you've heard of all the critters
in Florida, another one creeps out of the muck to snap
you in the .. whatever.
The Panama City crayfish is one of four species
undergoing a "biological review" to determine whether
or not the mudbug should be added to an endangered
listing of fish, mammals, birds, reptiles and other crit-
ters. Also under review are bald eagles, gopher tor-
toises and manatees.
The review is being conducted by the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
SThe review will subject the species to a new "bio-
logical assessment listing criteria" to determine if the
applicants should be classified as endangered, threat-
ened or a species of special concern.
So what's a Panama City crayfish?
According to FWC, the mudbug, sometimes re-
ferred to as the Econfina crayfish, grows to about two
inches in size. It is a secondary burrower, meaning it
generally occupies burrows, but will move into open
water when it is available during rainy seasons. The
burrows this crayfish constructs are simple, downward
passages from 1 to 3 feet deep, depending upon the
depth of the water table.
Original habitat of the Panama City crayfish is
thought to have been wet flatwoods. However, the little
critter is pretty adaptable and as the flatwoods made way
for housing tracts in the Panhandle, the shovelers moved
into roadside ditches, swales, and utilitN rights of way.
It has only been found in a 40-square-mile range in
Bay County near, naturally enough, Panama City.
Canals, ditches and swales, by the way, are becom-
ing a more and more popular habitat for native species
that are being driven out of their natural habitat by
manmade development. FWC scientists have said that
there is a "suite of 'tropical peripheral' fish including
opossum pipefish and several rare gobiid species that
now inhabit and spawn in coastal canals in the Indian
River Lagoon and lower east coast of Florida in lieu of
the natural freshwater coastal streams found in this area
prior to widespread drainage and flood control efforts
that began in the 1940s and '50s, and a number of
marine species, such as tarpon, ladyfish and many oth-
ers, utilize canals in south and central Florida during
some stages of their life cycles."

Red tide kills
SThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in-
St. Petersburg and others have finally crunched the data
and announced what we all pretty much knew all along:
Red tide can and does kill marine mammals. And the
deaths can occur even after the worst of the bloom has
drifted away.
Red tide, Karena brevis, is a naturally occurring
tiny plant that at times explodes in numbers. The
blooms can cause massive fish kills, contaminate shell-
fish with brevetoxins making them unsafe for human
consumption, and can cause respiratory problems in
The red-tide blooms are also now ackno',, ledged as
the cause of death of more than 400 manatees in South-
west Florida in 2002 and 107 dolphin deaths last year
in the Florida Panhandle, according to an article in the
June issue of Nature.
It seems that the brevetoxins red tide organisms

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principal food source for manatees, and can remain
there after the bloom is gone. This can be especially
dangerous when the red tides form in early spring and
the migrating manatees move to coastal waters, eating
seagrass which has been exposed to the red tide tox-
ins," according to the report.
For fish, it'seems they can "feed on the red-tide
cells, but brevetoxin seems to be fatal to them only if
the toxin passes through their gills," according to the
scientists. "When there is only a low level of toxin dis-
solved in the seawater, these fish can become contami-
nated, particularly in the internal organs, and can cause
fatalities in other species, such as dolphin or seabirds,
which rely on whole fish as a food source."
The report concludes, "Despite documented annual
red tides in the Gulf of Mexico since the late 1800s,
there are no reports of human poisonings from fish con-
sumption in red-tide impacted areas."

Offshore tractor pull time yet again
The Suncoast Offshore Grand Prix Festival turns le-
gal this year, as organizers of the offshore boat race and
other events celebrate their 21st year of the July 4 fun.
I've been to every one, even the run that was held
in the bay due to bad weather, and have resigned my-
self to accepting the event as one does a train wreck -
you don't want to watch it, but you can't help yourself.
The festivities begin Saturday with a- $100-per-
person party at the Sarasota fairgrounds, followed
Wednesday with a Sarasota Reds-Dunedin Blue Jays
baseball game. The "World's Largest Offshore Party"
is Thursday night at the Hyatt in Sarasota beginning at
8 p.m. at a $10-per-person cover.
The real furl starts Friday, July 1, with a boat pa-
rade in downtown Sarasota, followed by a block party
downtown, both free and lots of fun (and great for
Saturday features the dry pits at the fairgrounds,
where you can get close-up looks at all the boats. There
will also be food and music at the free event.
Sunday is the big race day, and there is a course
change this year that brings the boats away from Siesta
Key and'focuses the action on Lido Beach. More laps,
more excitement, bad news for Siesta beachgoers.
There are two heats, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., so get to the
shore early to catch all the fun.
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Sarasota bayfront at dusk, with a party earlier in the
afternoon. Friends come down from Tampa to see the
show, claiming it's better than anything offered to
points north, so it may be worth braving the traffic for
Islanders to check it out or just go to Coquina Beach
and watch the show from a distance.
As with'all outside summertime events in Florida,
be sure to drink lots of water and slather on lots and lots
of sunscreen early and often.

Anatomy of a brain freeze
Speaking of drinking lots of beverages, the St.
Petersburg Times has provided more information than
you could possibly want on that summertime malady,
the brain freeze. Anyone who has gobbled an ice cream
cone or slurped a cold frozen beverage in summer
knows of the icy jolt that can come to the sinuses by
being too eager to get that cool stuff in your mouth.
A brain freeze, it seems, comes when the cold
meets the spheno-palantine ganglia, which is a cluster
of nerves at the roof of the mouth. The nerves spasm,
and blood vessels dilate, pushing against the brain.
The good news is that the freeze only lasts about
a minute, and only affects about 30 percent of us.
Brain freeze, by the way, is a registered trademark
by 7-Eleven, used to describe the sensation when you
drink one of their frozen drinks, a Slurpee.
Oh, the way to get rid of a brain freeze quickly is
to push something warm, like your tongue, against the
roof of your mouth to unspasm the jumping ganglia.
Good luck.

Sandscript factoid
There doesn't seem to be much you can't pay for
with a credit card these days. Now, in Coral Gables at
least, you can pay for your parking meter charges with
a credit card and a cell phone.
Seems that they have automated their 4,500 park-
ing meters so you can subscribe, then punch in where
you parked on your cell and your credit card is charged.
When you're done shopping or whatever, and you're
pulling ouit of the space, you call again and the charges
are halted. There is a 25-cent handling charge.
No more racing out to feed the meter in Coral
Gables. Good for them or bad, depending on how
you feel about parking meters'in the first place.
Something to keep in mind when if ever the
beaches go to metered parking.

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By Rick Catlin

Clarke joins
Northern Trust
Mary Clarke recently joined the
staff of the Longboat Key branch of
Northern Trust as vice president of
S A graduate of the University of
South Florida, Clarke has more than 17
years experience in banking. She will
specialize in lending and banking ser-
vices for the Longboat Key market.


Mary Clarke. Islander Photo: Cour-
tesy Northern Trust
Massage therapist
to Genesis
Colleen Lynn, a former massage
therapist at the now closed West Coast

Massage in Anna Maria, has relocated
her practice to the Genesis Athletic
Club (formerly the Westbay Athletic
Club) at 6500 Manatee Ave. W.
Massage therapy will be available
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through
Friday and on Saturday by appointment,
Colleen said.
To reach Colleen, call 545-8752.

Dr. Goerg wins high
chamber honor
By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
"Elated and proud," Dr. Kathleen
Goerg is back at her chiropractic prac-
tice on Anna Maria Island after an excit-
ing week that culminated in her being
named Small Business Person of the
She won out over 11 other candi-

dates on the "short list" of the
Longboat Key Chamber of Com-
merce. Her category was businesses
with 10 or fewer employees. The
honor was announced at the awards
breakfast that climaxed Small Busi-
ness Week on the key.
Also named were the winners in two
other categories, businesses with 11 or
more employees and Rookie Small
Business Person, in business three years
or less.
Dr. Goerg (pronounced "Gorg" and
spelled that way in Germany, where her
husband's forebears originated) has
been on Anna Maria Island since 2001
and became owner of the Island
Chiropractic Center in 2003. A native
New Yorker, she practiced in Port
Richey before coming here. Her hus-
band is a chiropractor on the mainland
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by C.J. Czaia,
left, and Henry
.j Raines, right, at a
live broadcast
June 12 of
American AM
Radio from the
Island's family-
owned burger
joint. Islanders
Scan tune in and
find out what all
the talking is
ab xiout Monday-
Friday from 7-9
a.m. on 1440 AM,
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Photo: Nancy

West Bradenton.
She attributed her triumph to "a fo-
cused vision for business goals and a
good business plan that enables me to
make business decisions efficiently."
She expressed gratitude to the
people who nominated her for the title,
and "I hope to carry the honor well."
Other winners in her category were
Nancy and Doug Dowe of SpaRenity,
Bradenton, second, and Jim and Mary
Beth Bos, MJB Group, Sarasota, third.
Darrell Turner of Turner Tree and
Landscape, Bradenton, was named Small
Business Person of the Year with 11 or
more employees. Paul Mattison,
Mattison's Steakhouse at the Plaza,
Longboat Key, was second, and Eric and
Cindy Hammersand, Dry Dock Water-
front Grill, Longboat Key, were third.


119 Beach Ave., Anna Maria, a
1,188 sfla / 2,169 sfur 2bed/2bath home
built in 1982 on a 50x100 lot was sold
06/09/05, Suarez to Hudson for
$750,000; list $769,000.
617 Foxworth Lane, Holmes Beach,
a 1,985 sfla /* 2,759 sfur 3bed/2bath
canalfront home built in 1970 on a
95x115 lot was sold 06/08/05, Griffin to
Haynes for $650,000.
504 75th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,552
sfla, / 1,958 sfur 3bed/2bath/lcar
canalfront home built in 1965 on a
90x127 lot was sold 06/08/05, Borso to
Sallies for $640,000.
1800 Gulf Drive N., Unit 105, La
Costa, Bradenton Beach, a 952 sfla /
1,088 sfur 2bed/2bath condo built in
1979 was sold 06/06/05, Kaisner to
Oakland Partners LLC. for $625,000.
1800 Gulf Drive N., Unit 109, La
Costa, Bradenton Beach, a 952 sfla /
1,088 sfur 2bed/2bath condo built in
1979 was sold 06/06/05, Sheck to Oak-
land Partners LLC. for $612,500.
264 Gladiolus St., Anna Maria, a
1,236 sfla / 1,545 sfur 2bed/2bath home
built in 1978 on a 73x111 lot was sold
06'08'05. Correll to Taylor for
$612,500; list $625,000.
3703 Fifth Ave., Unit 2, Seacrest,

Dr. Kathleen Goerg took Small Business Person of the Year honors by the
Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce. Islander Photo: Nancy Ambrose

Holmes Beach, a 1,172 sfla / 1,444 sfur
2bed/lbath condo built in 1985 was sold
06/08/05, Thompson to Sea Crest LLC.
for $450,000.
Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at
Gulf-Bay Realty of Holmes Beach, can
be reachedat (941) 713-4755 direct, or
at Gulf-Bay (941) 778-7244.
Current Island real estate transac-
tions may also be viewed on the Web at
islander.org. Copyright 2005.
MCAT introduces
The Manatee County Area Transit
will introduce its M-card service on July 1.
The magnetic stripe cards will allow
MCAT users to simply swipe their card
when boarding an MCAT bus, MCAT
Director Ralf Heseler said. Riders can
pay in advance for the rides and the card
never expires, he added.
He added that senior citizens can
obtain an M-card at a discount, and the
card has no expiration date.
MCAT operates the free Island trol-
ley service, which can be used to con-
nect to regular MCAT service elsewhere
in Manatee County.
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Rookie Business Person of the Year
was Dr. Andrea Brand, whose Longboat
Key practice is named Dr. Brand at
Your Door. Second was Carlos
Cardenas, Iguana Have Fun, Longboat
Key, and third was Debbie Wagner, The
Home Stylist, Bradenton.
Winners in each category received
plaques from the Longboat Chamber of
Commerce and U.S. Rep. Katherine
Harris, whose home is on Longboat.

Weekly AMI real
estate activity slows,
only slightly
By Jesse Brisson
Islander Real Estate Reporter
A number of inquiries recently have

prompted me to provide some clarifica-
tion for common real estate acronyms.
Square footage living area is designated
SFLA and SFUR is for square footage
under roof. Also, in stating lot size, the
road frontage is always listed first, fol-
lowed by lot depth.
Recent transactions:
6300 Flotilla Drive, Unit 76, Shell
Point, Holmes Beach, a 1,023 sfla /
1,151 sfur 2bed/2bath condo built in
1973 was sold 06/01/05, Onorato to
Smith for $327,500; list $339,000.
6300 Flotilla Dr., Unit 81, Shell
Point, Holmes Beach, a 1,151 sfur 2bed/
2bath condo built in 1973 was sold 06/
02/05, Sicking to Holmes for $290,000;
list $299,000.
731 Key Royale Drive, Holmes
Beach, a 1,574 sfla./ 2,783 sfur 3bed/
2bath/2car bayfront home built in 1987
on a 8,494sq/ft lot was sold 06/06/05,
Phillips to Aristeo for $1,450,000.

Financial seminar
Jane Cox, vice president of national accounts for the Smith Companies, gave a
financial seminar titled "Will You Outlive Your Financial Assets in the Face of
an Aging Population?" at Holmes Beach City Hall last week. Michael Vejins of
Raymond James & Associates and the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
sponsored the event that focused on preserving assets and providing long-term
care. Islander Photo: Nancy Ambrose


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Happy belated Father's Day Dad, fellow dads

By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Reporter
With summer now being officially in full swing,
including stifling heat and humidity, a nice red tide
bloom in the Gulf and bay and not much happening in
the youth sports world, I thought I'd take a moment to
wish all of the dads who volunteer their ti me to coach
their kids' sports teams a belated happy Father's Day.
Most youth sports programs, such as those sponsored
by the Anna Maria Island Community Center, wouldn't
get too far without the contributions of "Dear ol' Dad."
My own father, who passed iway earlier this year,
wasn't one to volunteer his time, partly due to the fact
that he grew up in Ireland playing sports like G.elic
Football and hurling. He didn't know enough about
American sports like baseball and bitketball to coach,
but he was always interested in how we played and
whether we won or lost the game, and he attended
games when he could.
My dad did, however, grow to be a fan of Ameri-
can football and baseball. Some of my favorite memo-
ries are of going to baseball games with my dad, first
at Connie Mack and Veterans stadium in Pennsylvania
and later at spring training games at McKechnie Field
in Bradenton.
So thanks to all you dads out'there who spend qual-
ity time v. ith your children, whether it be at the library,
a ballet recital or just taking them out to a ball game.
Moments like these-will forever be burned into your
children's memories. I know that I'll never forget the
games I intended with my dad.

Doran, Conk golf tourney winners
Tom Doran and Ed Conk teamed up to win the
seventh annual Peter Demarest Memorial Golf Tourna-
ment Saturday, June 18, at Pinebrook Ironwood Golf
Club in Bradenton. Doran and Conk shot an impressive
12-under par to finish two shots ahead of Ken Sinclair-
and Steve Allen, who finished I. ith a: score of 58 in the

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Conk and Pat
Hagerty won
the blind draw
portion of the
Peter Demarest
Memorial golf
tournament held
at Pinebrook-
Ironwood of
Photos: Kevin

two-man scramble. Doug Larson and Dave Barrow
came in third pl.ce with a 61, while four teams tied for
fourth place at 62.
Winner of the blind-draw, four-man scramble was
Doran, Conk, Pat Hagerty and Jeff Sourbeer, who com-
bined for a 116 total. Long-drive winner was Vincent
Vafiliades with a drive of over 290 yards.
Demarest, a local golf aficionado who passed away
seven years ago, was a good friend to all who knew
him. He was a regular at Palma Sola Golf Club and had
given Grego's Almost to the Beach Tavern owner Greg
Koeper a putter shortly before he passed away. Koeper
then had the putter mounted for display at Palma Sola,
but they declined to hang it up, so he started the tour-
ney to remember his good friend and golfer. The putter
is now on display at Grego's and the tournament is a
yearly must-attend event for local golfers.

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On another note, Beth LeBlanc, who finished the
tourney tied for fourth with her father Bob, raised more
than $400 with a 50/50 raffle to benefit the 3-Day Walk
for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation,
which will be held in October. She is joining seven
other people from ReMax Properties of Sarasota for the
walk and they have combined to raise alni mo $10,000
for this very worthy cause.
Congratulations to Beth and to all the golf partici-

Try your luck at Texas Hold'em
Texas Hold'em tournaments are being hosted on a
weekly basis at locations throughout Florida, including
the Bradenton area. Players at each location earn points
in hopes of winning prizes, qualifying for monthly
tournaments and the end-of-year Florida Poker Cham-
It costs nothing to play so there's no risk for a novice
poker player to try his or her luck and skill in these tour-
naments. Each player is given $10,000 in chips to start,
and as long as you have chips, you're still alive. As play-
ers drop out, players are moved to another table until there
is only one game table remaining. The last person with
chips is declared the winner and earns 1,100 points. Points
are awarded from first to 12th place and are tallied by
Treasurechest Poker, a Web hosting site.
First-place prize in the monthly tournaments wins
a trip for two to Las Vegas and a stay on the strip at
Treasure Island Casino. The top 12 finishers also win
S Come to Grego's Tavern, located at 4332 Palma
Sola Blvd., Bradenton. The action gets started Monday
evenings at 7 p.m. Other days and locations for quali-
fying are Sundays at The Dog House, Tuesdays at
Baron's Billiards, Wednesdays at Diamond's Sports
Palace and Thursdays and Saturdays at Chaps Bar &
Billiards. Times vary so visit treasurechestpoker.com
for exact times and locations.

Join Her-icane golf challenge
The Manatee High School Her-icanes girls' soccer

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team is hosting a fundraising golf tournament at the
Bradenton Country Club at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27.
For only $100 per golfer, you can test your golf skills
at Bradenton's most challenging layout in a four-per-
son scramble.
All players who register before the Aug. 1 deadline
will receive a goody bag, cart and greens fees, a post-
tourney banquet and guaranteed fun throughout the
day. Also on tap are a straightest-drive contest, two
closest-to-the-pin contests, a putting contest and raffles
for tons of prizes. The field is limited to the first 100
golfers, so don't delay.
The Her-icanes are also looking for sponsors for
the tournament. For $800, your business can purchase
the Hat Trick package, which consists of a foursome in-
cluding the banquet, a tee or green sign on the course
and a banner which will be displayed at all Manatee
Her-icane home soccer games. A golden goal sponsor-
ship package includes a foursome and a tee or green

sign on the course for $500, or you can simply purchase
a tee or green sign for the tournament for $175.
To sign up your foursome, list your four players
and their phone numbers with a check written out to
Manatee Girls Soccer Booster and mail it to me at 3610
York Drive, Bradenton FL 34205. For more informa-
tion, call me, Her-icane Coach Cassidy, at 807-1105.

Key Royale golf news
Joyce Reith shot a 31 to win the June 14 Class A
low net contest over Cindi Mansour, Lois Biel and
Tootie Wagner, who each shot 34 in the weekly golf
competition at Key Royale Golf Club. Class B winner
was Jane Winegarden with a 34, while Mary P. Miller
shot 35 to finish in second place, a shot ahead of
Markie Ksiazek.
Throw-out mystery hole winner was Joyce Reith.
Cindi Masour and Tootie Wagner tied for first


419 Pine Ave., Anna Maria FL 34216 PO Box 2150 (941) 778-2291
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Located directly across the street from the beach, this inviting 3BR/2BA hide-
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kitchen offers an expansive breakfast bar and handy adjoining wet bar. There
are airy vaulted ceilings with fans and pretty French doors which open onto a
Gulfview wrap around deck. Easy care vinyl siding and shell landscaping make
maintenance a breeze! Located at the tranquil tip of Anna Maria Village, this
wonderful beach house won't last long! Priced at $1,150,000.

This superlative 3-4 BR/3.5BA waterfront retreat offers privacy plus an exclusive
location on the end of a cul-de-sac in beautiful Key Royale. Countless ameni-
ties include gorgeous granite countertops in the kitchen and master bath, Pella
windows, Roman-style Jacuzzi tub with gold-plated fixtures and a wonderful brick
wood-burning fireplace. The preferred split bedroom plan is enhanced by ce-
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and clerestory windows, Live the island dream and drop anchor at this fabulous
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place June 7 with a score of 33 in \omlen's Class, A
competition, w ith NIMnsour also claiming the da\',
longest dri\e. Second place in the longest dri'e that da\
A ent to Nanc\ Grimme. \\ lle Penn\ \illiams came
in second ntih a lo,\ net of 34.
Class B \ inner, June 7 Awere Dolores Jorgensen
and Rose Slomba \\ilh a net of 34. while Jane
Wine,."arden finished a shot bck atbac 35 to finish in sec-
ond place.

Weeky horseshoe winners
Ron Pepka and George Landranit u were the June 18
w\ winners of the Anna N aria horsleshoe 'lamesl. Pepka
al-o claimed the top spot in the June 15 'ames \with
partner Tonm Rhodes of Cornez.
Bill Bartlett of Holmei Beach and Georce MTcKai
of Anna Maria captured the June 11 horseshoe comnpe-
tition at the Anna Maria Cit\ Hall Park. Second place
went to Jay Disbrow.of Bradenton and Torn Rhodes of
Cortez. Winner of the June 8 games were Herb Ditzel
of Anna Maria and Cortez' Tom Rhodes.
The weekly contests get under way every Wednes-
day and Saturday at Anna Maria City Hall Park located
at 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no membership fees and
everyone is welcome.

Another chance to sign up
The Anna Maria Island Community Center will
accept applications for Police Athletic League Dolphin
football until July 1.
Currently the team has approximately 18-20 play-
ers, but they'd like to have a few more. so that every-
one doesn't have to play on both sides of the ball.
Anna Maria will more than likely field a team in the
younger Mighty-Mite division, even though a couple of
plaers- might be a year older. PAL has four age/weight

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Why buy "half" when you can have entire duplex for the same price?
302 North Shore Dr 3+BR/3BA with 300 North Shore Dr 4BR/2.5BA
1BR/1BA apartment. Five-car garage, duplex with five-car 9,a'. P,,.a l
one short block to beach, direct beach open decks, large picture windows,
access, peeks of Gulf. Move-in condition. great views of lake. Asking
Seawall and dock. Zoned duplex. Extras! $750,000. MLS 502297.
Asking $850,000. MLS 502321.
Call Stephanie Bell, (941) 920-5156, or Frank Migliore, (941) 778-2307.


Participants in the Anna Maria Island Community Center's basketball camp show off their medals and
trophies at the conclusion of Session 1. Islander Photo: Courtesy AMICC/Andy Jonatzke

divisions starting with flag football for players age 6-7 as
of September 1. Flag football carries no weight restric-
tions. Mighty Mites must be ages 8-10 and under 125
pounds, while junior varsity is for players age 11-12 un-
der 145 pounds. The oldest division is varsity, players age
13-14 and under 165 pounds.
For more information, call the Center's Andy
Jonatzke at 778-1908.

Session 2 basketball camp
The Anna Maria Island Community Center's sum-
mer basketball camp is now accepting applications for
Session 2. Players age 9-13 are encouraged to sign up
for a low cost of $35 for members and $50 for non-
members. Each player will receive a camp jersey and

trophies will be awarded for various categories of
shooting, defense, sportsmanship and most improved.
Session 2 runs noon-2 p.m. Monday-Friday, July 18-
29, except for the first day, which starts at 11 a.m.
Registration deadline is July 8.
Session one was very successful with 15 or so
players taking part in the week-long camp. Awards
were earned by players in four different categories. The
"hot shot" champion for shooting went to Emma
Barlow, while Kyle Bergeron won the sportsmanship
award. Julian Botero was named best defensive player,
while Nicole Botero captured most improved player
award. All other players who participated in camp re-
ceived medals and basketballs.
For more information, contact Jonatzke at 778-1908.

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BRAND NEW QUEEN pillow-top mattress and box
spring. $200 or best offer. Twin set available also.
(941) 778-1416.

REFRIGERATOR: 19-cubic-ft, Kenmore with.ice
maker, white, nearly new. Used seasonally, $185.
Also, Maytag dishwasher, runs perfect, free to pur-
chaser of fridge. (941) 795-8608. On Perico Island.

FIVE-PIECE DREXEL bedroom set. Declaration,
circa 1960, oiled walnut, good condition. $500, or
best offer. (941) 761-2725 or (813) 610-0008.

48-INCH ROUND glass table.with four chairs on
rollers, $450, good as new. Also, three tall rattan
barstools, $75. (941) 778-4550.

- 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.

MOVING SALE: 9am-noon, Friday-Saturday, June
24-25. 58th St., Holmes Beach.

SALE: NIKI'S GIFTS & Antiques. Weekly specials:
ice cream parlor set, 50 percent off; Homer
Laughton and Nariktia China sets, 50 percent off;
all sterling jewelry, 50 percent off; small and large
sailboats, 50 percent off; select gifts, antiques, art,
furniture, 25-70 percent off. Open seven days
9:30am-5pm. (941) 779-0729. 5351 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach.

MOVING SALE: 9am-lpm Friday-Saturday, June
. 24-25. Two bedroom sets, living room set, miscel-
laneous. 401 74th St., Holmes Beach.

GARAGE SALE: 9am-2pm Friday June 24. Day
bed, clothing, toys, books, household goods. 212
81st St., Holmes Beach.

This pampered beauty is only 225 yards from the beach. The main
house is 2BD/2BA, updated with lots of extras, very private patio
with a covered Jacuzzi, Attached mother-in-law apartment, 1BR/
1BA, living room, patio and separate entry. Offered at $585,900.

Ramona Glanz
RE/MAX Excellence :*'.
(941) 383-9700

LOTS OF MODEL home furnishings. 8am-noon Sat-
urday, June 25. Vintage bamboo furniture. Chairs,
beds, everything. 510 Bayview Drive, Holmes Beach.

REWARD FOR information in the Waterfront Restau-
rant arson fire: Call the State Fire Marshal, Bureau of
Fire & Arson Investigations in Tampa, (813) 890-1904.

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

BUTTERFLY PARK BENEFIT: Purchase a person-
alized brick in the Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park.
Two lines, $40. Three lines, $50. Pick up form at The
Islander or call (941) 518-4431 for more information.

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

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

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

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.

SELL it fast with an ad in The Islander.

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3BR/2BA custom designed pool home with gourmet
kitchen. Six-foot privacy fence surrounds this lushly land-
scaped island paradise! Deeded boat slip with dock
included so bring your boat. Home Warranty provided.
Don't miss this one! (941) 795-4700

GIraidous Bayfrlont Residence Pre-Construction Bayfiront Condos
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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.

1993 DODGE DAKOTA: Club cab, topper, towing
package, cold air. 90,000 miles. $2,000 or best of-
fer. (941) 778-6387.

STEEL PEARSON-26: 1973 sail cruiser. Excellent
hull, clean deck and cabin. 9.9 Mercury. Honest
seller must move far west. $2,900. (941) 713-4946.

2001 SCOUT 162: Sport fish with 2003 60-hp
Yamaha four-slroke with 240 hours. Many.extras.
$10,000. (941) 383-7427.

2002 SEA RAY 182 Bowrider, like new! 18 foot, 6
inches. 190-hp stern drive, seats seven, tons of fun!
Call (941) 778-6234, or e-mail
kendra@presswoodlaw.com. $12,900 or best offer.

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.

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)

CHECK US OUT AT www.islander.org !

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GRI, CRS, Sale Associate

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310 Pine Avenue Anna Maria

Direct Gulffront

Charming cottage built on low-rise pilings in
1955...ideal for Gulfside and ahead of it's time
with a lovely open plan, beamed ceilings plus
bedrooms with private, direct Gulf views!
Later renovation provides bright kitchen with
breakfast nook and lovely deck for outdoor din-
ing and beach access. In "quaint" Anna Maria and
a true tropical island getaway! Owner motivated,
submit an offer. Asking $1,500,000.

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SINCE 1957
"We ARE the Island!"
Marie Franklin. Lie. Real Estate Broker
941 778-2259 Fax 941 778-2250
E-mail amrealty@verizon.net
Web site www.annamariareal.com



H WE neK FOH I R oniue

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

SALES ASSOCIATE: Seeking reliable individual
for busy hardware store, must enjoy working with
customers. Full-and part-time positions available.
No evenings. Apply in person at Home True Value
Hardware, 5324 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

INTERVIEWING FOR position of building mainte-
nance worker for condo on Longboat Key. Full ben-
efit package. Call (941) 383-3571. 9am-3pm.

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

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Tingley Memorial Li-
brary. Duties include checking books in/out,
reshelving, and generally assisting library patrons.
Call Eveann Adams, (941) 779-1208.

Magnificent custom built duplex with a crow's nest
S onl:e and sundeck overlooking the waters of Anna
M1r, Island. Both unique homes are 3BR/2BA.
Tile courtyard with heated pool or walk to Gulf
tiea,: n. Built in 2001 with energy efficiency in mind,
wired for networking, fire alarm, sprinkler system
and constructed on 18-foot pilings. Pine floors or
S rI..i-:;an tile. Custom kitchen, front and back
pon: hes and their own private garage. Seller relocat-
,- ing reduced $345,000. Won't last long at $950,000.
Virtual tour: www.flrealtour.com/mls0312052/realtor.
Anne Huber, Realtor, Sutton Group Realty (941) 713-9835



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Super-clean 2BR/2BA beauty on big
lot with water views fore and aft.
SDeep water canal. New lanai.
Many, many extras. $795,000.

Christine T. Shaw,
John van Zandt,

Call Chris and John.

6101 Maria i M'iv A IHolmeseachi
6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach

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

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.

BABYSITTER: Responsible 10th-grader, great with
kids, first-aid certified. Charlotte, (941) 756 5496.

NEED A BABYSITTER? Call Felicia, (941) 761-1569.
Red Cross certified.

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

MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, patio gar-
dens, trimming, clean-up, edgings, maintenance.
Hard-working and responsible. Excellent refer-
ences. 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.

ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place
classified ads and subscribe online with our secure
server? Check it out at www.islander.org.

2BR/2BA Shell Point condominium overlooking
the bayou, Key Royale bridge and bay. You'll
love it! Features: carport, recreation building,
tennis court, putting green, turnkey furnished.
Won't last long! $525,000.

b Jlean Holmes Realty
S778-2644 cell: 730-7017

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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 to-
day. Affordable rates, quality work guaranteed. Pool
cages, lanais, windows, doors. Call (941) 713-5333.

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

TOM'S WINDOWS: Door and window repair/re-
placement. Plus, get your hurricane panels now!
Cut, primed and installed with easy-mount fasten-
ers. $85/sheet, first'story. (941) 730-1399. E-mail

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family room, formal dining
room and eat-in kitchen.
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located on Sarasota Bay with
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mangroves, Intracoastal and
bay. Home consists of 4BR/
S4BA, newer kitchen and master
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lt .'i '' boat docks with vacant lot on
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Sandy's Established in 1983
Lawn Celebrating 20 Years of
Service Quality & Dependable Service.
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Paradise Improvements 778-4173
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E-mail: haroldsmall@wagnerrealty.com

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Full Service Wash/Dry/Fold/Iron PU/Delivery Self Service
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Retired Class "A" Building Contractor experienced
in custom tile and light carpentry.
No job is too small.
Creative and easy to work with.
Everything from simple to custom work and design
Call Alex (941) 748-6146
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creates a portrait.

www.jackelka. corn

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

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

quality commercial and residential cleaning ser-
vices, party help, bartending, etc. Call Maria and
Steven, (941) 753-9906.

J&S CLEANING: Rentals, move-ins, move-outs, ho-
tels, inns, residential, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, or
one-time cleaning. Reasonable rates. Reliable, local
references. Call (941) 538-9092 or 448-7072.

NEED AN OFFICE, project or personal assistant?
Island local skilled in people, marketing, insurance,
computer and internet. Dependable. Seeking three
to four full weekdays. Also freelance (home-based).
Available for consistent work projects. $15/hour.
Call Christina at (941) 448-8432.

PHOTOGRAPHER: Kelley Ragan. Custom.portraits,
weddings, beach photography. (941) 447-8892.

MURALIST, Mark Burdette. Custom murals, interior
or exterior, landscapes and more. (941) 447-9637.

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

BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigera-
tion. Commercial and residential service, repair
and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and
the Island since 1987. For dependable, honest and
personalized service, call William Eller, (941) 795-
7411. RA005052.
ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional cre-
ates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding!
www.jackelka.com. (941) 778-2711.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

SHELL DELIVERED and spread. $35/yard. 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.

ISLANDER CLASSIFIED: The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MORENO MARBLE & TILE Installation and resto-
ration. Quality work. Over 20 years experience.
Insured. Call Javier at (941) 685-5163 or 795-6615.
JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry work, handy-
man, light plumbing, electrical, light hauling, pres-
sure washing and tree trimming. Call (941) 778-
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MacCaughern. Repairs, renovations, kitchens,
bathrooms, decks. Masonry, tile, painting. 30 years
experience. Yes, I do show up! (941) 778-3904.

repairs, hand and spray texturing, acoustic ceilings,
painting, tiling and shower doors. Clean, honest,
reliable. Free estimate. Credit cards accepted.
F.A.W. Remodeling, (941) 586-4695.

CARL V. JOHNSON JR. Inc. building contractor.
New homes, additions, renovations. Quality work
and fair prices. Call (941) 795-1947.

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.

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
SHolmes Beach, 3BR/2BA with all amenities. Man-
Saged by Coastal Properties Realty, (941) 794-1515.
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:

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/

1BR/1BA with breathtaking sunsets. Pools,
Jacuzzi, walk to shops and restaurants. Available
weekly, monthly, seasonal. (901) 301-8299 or e-
mail captko462@aol.com. .

WE ARE BOOKING rentals for 2006. Wide variety
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.

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.

MARINERS COVE: Annual unfurnished 3BR/
2.5BA bayfront unit with fabulous views and 2,158
sf of living area. Gated community with heated
pool, tennis, elevator and protected deep-water
boat dock. Call Dave Moynihan, Realtor/owner,
(941) 778-2246 or 720-0089.

pool, bayside fishing dock, clubhouse, fully
furnished, 55-plus. Seasonal $1,800/month or an-
nual $1,200/month. Owner, (813) 681-7229.

VACATION RENTALS in the Village of Cortez.
Adorable 2BR updated apartments in a very quiet
setting. Walk and bicycle the,75 acres of preserva-
tion trails around the village. Stroll to great local fish
restaurants and still only one mile to the beach!
Well behaved pets allowed. Call Carol, Green Real
Estate, for more information, (941) 778-0455.
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.

FLAMINGO CAY: 2BR/2BA with boat dock on salt-
water canal. Available mid-July through December..
Turnkey furnished. $1,100/month plus utilities. Call
Bonnie at (207) 867-2213, or e-mail
bmacd @ midcoast.com.

bay, one block to beach, ground level. Nonsmok-

ing, no pets. 1BR $900/month, and 2BR $1,200/
month. (941) 752-1737.

week; island duplex, 2BR, $800/week; Northwest ANNUAL RENTALS: 2BR/1BA, carport, washer/
Bradenton home, 3BR/3BA, $950/week; Gulffront dryer hookup, $900/month; 2BR/2BA, tile floors,
cottage, .2BR, $1,000/week; Bradenton Beach $725/month; 1BR/1BA, washer/dryer hookup,
Club, 2BR/2BA, $1,400/week. Please call Cristin $675/month. No pets. Dolores M. Baker Realty,
Curl at Wagner Realty, (941) 778-2246. (941) 778-7500.
wwwwFURNISHED ROOM for rent. Clean, drug free.
Smoker OK. Holmes Beach. $120/week. (941)
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SEASIDE BUNGALOW: Summer rates $1,800/month,
$500/week. One short block to Anna Maria City Pier.
Very cute! 2BR/1BA, pet friendly. Call Carol, Green Real
Estate, for more information. (941) 778-0455.

beach and shops. Three to six months, $750/month,
including most utilities. No pets, nonsmoking. (703)

PERICO BAY CLUB: Annual rental, 2BR/2BA, first floor,
pool, hot tub and tennis. $975/month, (941) 792-8737.

THE "CASTLE ON Beach Avenue" Anna Maria. El-
egant 4BR/3BA French Normandy home, two houses
from beach on quiet street. Available now through
May 2006. Inquire (941) 794-8202.

SPACIOUS ISLAND VILLA: 2BR/2BA split plan with
Florida room, garage and laundry. 1,300-plus sf. Fruit
trees, walk to White Avenue beach. Annual, $1,275/
month. Unfurnished. (941) 745-0959 or 778-1589.

ANNUAL RENTALS: 1 BR/1 BA Holmes Beach, $665/
month; 2BR/2BA Gulffront condo, $2,000/month; new
2BR/2BA riverfront condo, $1,300/month. Call Fran
Maxon Real Estate, (941) 778-2307 for details.

large boat dock on canal. $2,000/month, plus security
deposit. (941) 545-6118.

BRADENTON BEACH: small 1BR apartment, steps
to beach! Laundry. 22nd Street and Avenue C. $675/
month. (216) 701-5334 or (216) 469-2857.

BRADENTON BEACH duplex on Intracoastal water.
Dock davits, laundry, modern with all appliances. First,
last, security. Annual $1,100/month. (727) 784-3679.

WANTED: WINTER seasonal rental. Prefer .pbol,
dock and garage. (715) 747-3111.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND waterfront on Sarasota Bay
1BR or 2BR homes with fishing dock, steps to Gulf
beach, walk to park, shops, restaurants near by. (941)
779-9074, or e-mail gwalker43@hotmail.com.

PALMA SOLA BAY: Turnkey furnished 2BR/2BA
townhouse. Pool, boat dock. $500/week, or call for
monthly rate. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.

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41 1 Pine Ave Anna Maria

FOURTH OF JULY special. Anna Maria Island. 1BR/
2BA, steps to beach, courtyard, full kitchen, barbeque.
(941) 778-1098.

SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals. 1BR/
1BA or 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk to beach, shopping,
restaurants. (941) 778-3426. Web site 2spinnakers.com

miniums, west Bradenton. Close to beach. Starting at
$309,900. Call Cori Woods, (941) 761-0444.

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.

LONGBOAT KEY CONDO for sale by owner at Beach
Castle Resort. Ground-floor garden unit #17. 1BR/
1BA, heated pool, boat docks on the bay and Gulf
access. $419,000. Call Pete, (773) 472-7440.

LOT FOR SALE: Clear, level, ready to build, 50x100
feet. Zoned duplex. Bradenton/Holmes Beach area.
$399,000. Partial financing possible. (269) 471-9093.

HOLMES BEACH canalfront with bay views. 4BR/
3BA, pool, boat dock. Annual rental income. Asking,
$950,000. (941) 447-3726.

BRADENTON BEACH Triplex: well maintained.
Owner home, plus two rental apartments. Half block
to beach and bay. Goof views and great neighbor-
hood. Owner (941) 778-9002.

BEACH GETAWAY: Sailboat waterfront, dock, Carib-
bean style, tiled throughout, heated cocktail pool.
2BR/2.5BA. $979,000. (941)778-8464.

LONGBOAT KEY HOME north end. Custom 3BR/
2BA two-car garage. Home in the historic village.
Steps to Sarasota Bay and Gulf beaches. Features
large master suite with 15-foot open beam ceiling.
French doors, sun deck, wet bar, fridge, hot tub, sepa-
rate entrance. Updated kitchen and fireplace.
$739,000. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.

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tiful, peaceful mountains of western mountains. Homes,
cabins, acreage, investments. Cherokee Mountain Re-
alty GMAC Real Estate, Murphy, N.C.
www.cherokeemountainrealty.com. Call for free bro-
chure (800)

TENNESSEE LAKE PROPERTY from $24,900! 6.5-
acre lot, $59,900; 27-acre lake estate, $124,900. Lake
parcel and cabin package available, $64,900. (866) 770-
5263, ext. 8, for details.

EAST ALABAMA MOUNTAIN property for sale one
hour west of Atlanta in Piedmont, Ala. Great for enjoy-
ment or investment 15 acres, $54,250.00;.512 acres,
$1,485,000. More information, call Gary McCurdy (526)

GRAND OPENING! Lakefront acreage from $69,900.
Spectacular new waterfront community on one of the
largest, cleanest mountain lakes in America! Large, es-
tate-sized parcels, gentle slope to water, gorgeous
woods, panoramic views. Paved roads, county water,
utilities. Low-financing. Call now (800) 564-5092, ext.

LAKEFRONT BARGAINS: Starting at $89,900. Gor-
geous lakefront parcels. Gently sloping, pristine shore-
line, spectacular views. Across from national forest on
35,000-acre recreational lake in east Tennessee: Paved
roads, underground utilities, central water, sewer, excel-
lent financing. Call now (800) 704-3145, ext 617. Sun-
set Bay, LLC.

GEORGIA COAST: Large wooded access, marshfront
and golf-course homesites. Gated with tennis, kayaking,
canoeing. Limited availability. Mid $70s and up. Call to-
day (877) 266-7376.

NEW MEXICO: 20 acres, $34,900. Scenic region,
views, canyons, trees, rolling hills, wildlife. Enjoy hunt-
ing, hiking, horses, great climate. Power, great access.
100 percent financing. Call (877) 822-LAND!
NORTH CAROLINA Mountain property, Gated commu-
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From $20,000 to $70,000. Perfect for log cabin. (800)
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BUILDING SALE! Rock Bottom Prices! 20 by 30, now
$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) 668-5422.

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502 72nd Street
Holmes Beach

2BR/2BA ground-floor end unit, light and bright!
Low condo fees with fabulous amenities.
$189,000. Nicole Skaggs, 778-4800.

upstairs with covered parking space. Pool,
tennis and hot tub close by. Tiled entry and
kitchen. Glass-enclosed lanai. $440,000.
Dick Maher or Dave Jones, 778-4800.

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
season. $1,400,000. Call Dave Jones at

breathtaking view of Gulf and beach. Deeded
beach access. Upstairs unit with parking
below. $925,000. Contact Quentin Talbert,

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

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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to the top floor for awesome gulf views from this light and
bright 2 BR/2 BA turnkey furnished condo. Lounge in the
heated pool or relax on your balcony and watch the
sunset. $689,000
GULF SANDS: The perfect rental condo (weekly rentals ok)
.or great vacation home. This,2 BR/2 BA direct gulf front
condo is close to the.Manatee County Beach. Enjoy your
Sown private beach o4 walk a tfe steps to the Cafe on the
:Beach fishing pier, playground,'et $7-49,.000
BAYVIEW TERRACE: Own a piece of paradise with this
nicely turnkey4furnished 1 BR ground floor condo in a beau-
tiful bay front complex. Just walk a few steps to the beach
or lounge in the pool overlooking the bay. Just $310,000



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MARTINIQUE SOUTH Spectacular gulf and beach views from 4'floor 1/1
condo with ceramic floors and expanded living area. Turnkey. $629,000.
MANSION IN.THE SKY Bayfront 5BR/5.5BA penthouse,
5000+ sf with guest quarters. $6,900,000.
KEY ROYALE LOT 90x105. $795,000. Exclusive.
4 UNITS ANNA MARIA Some with bay view. One 2BR, three 1 BR,
room for pool. Great investment. $849,000. OWNER FINANCING.
TOWNHOUSE VILLA 3BR/3BA with two screened balconies and open balconies on
greenbelt adjacent to bay. Spotless, tastefully decorated. Pool/gazebo. $470,000.
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feature: expansive great rooms with fireplaces, hardwood floors, gourmet kitchens with granite finish, elevator and private
swimming pool. A half block to public beach, restaurants, boutiques and market with partial Gulf and bay views. $1,250,000.

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SSARASOTA BAYFRONT Gorgeous unobstructed views of Sarasota Bay, Bird
and Otter Key. Casual elegance at its best. Located in a private gated enclave
of homes, this splendid 3BR/2BA spacious residence is ideal for family and
; entertaining. Marble and wood floors, floor-ceiling windows, faux finished walls,
separate guest suite, pool, spa, main dock for 40-foot LOA boat and boat lift for
S26-foot boat. Dee Dee Burke, 941-383-5577. #276667. $5,500,000.


A RARE FIND! Anna Maria Gulf Front lo SPECTACULAR RENOVATION Locailed n a
Becky Smith or Elfi Slarreii. 778-2246 -canal .iir partial ba,'., vievv, ihi-s lel des.nried
#504998 .$2.000 000. home will lealure 4BR '4 5BA. A grand Il.yer is
one of rm-rany amerniies Call agEnt for details.
Karen Day 778-2246. k*503717 $1 .Si0.00I:

updated and immaculate. Tropical setting
boasts lush plantings and truit trees. Custom
stained glass blue heron window and etched
glass front door. Becky Smith or Elfi Starrett,
778-2246. #509374. $675,000.

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SARASOTA BAY FRONT Nature at is best!
Sunseis, moorlite nighls. dolphins playing all
for you to enjoy. Large corner unit 2BR/2.5BA
plus den. Carol Greenwald, 751-0670.
#509281. $614,900.

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Irariquillt are on ,ocur agrendj C,.cnsider this
single'-lamilv 34BR/2..BA home Mainite nance
free. galed community rlucn more. Lo:is
Horn, 722.2246. #508182. $1,315,000

Perect lor an ciir.e larnily. 2-siory open plan on
a cul-dE--3s wi h plerni, ol pla/ space lor ki.s
Custom Oak entry doors. OaK Iloors soaring
ceilings & sione fireplace. Large pool, cook
cerner & sporls c-.ou~i Jane Tins worth. 761-3100
#508293 $950 000

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KEY WEST NORTH Fabulous Gull and bay WOODS OF PALMA SOLA Atiractive 3BRi
views from this furnished 2BR/2BA unit in a 2BA great room plan. 1853 SF. ceramic tile.
small, extremely well-built complex in 1999. woodburning fireplace A caged 12'x26' solar
Secured elevator and heated pool. Dave heated pool Fenced yard Oversized 2-car
Moynihan, 778-2246. #506335 $595,000 garage. Jane Tinsworth, 761-3100. #509356

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