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"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"
Volume 14, No. 3 Nov. 23, 2005 FREE
Concept to save resorts from condos progressing
By Paul Roat
The good news is that resorts on Anna Maria Island
received support on proposals to curb runaway taxes
from several different fronts last week.
The bad news is that the proposals are somewhat
groundbreaking and their legality has to be checked.
That was the word from supporters of the Coalition
Against Runaway Taxation, a group formed on the Island
last year to fight the growing "condominimization" of
small motels and hotels on the Island.
Some of the "mom-and-pop" resorts, faced with
incredible tax hikes due to legislation that requires
properties be assessed at the highest and best use -
usually condominiums have indeed been sold and
turned into condos. Many Islanders have expressed fear
that the conversions will cause the popular Island am-
biance to be lost.
Resorts with an estimated 138 rooms are currently
for sale, CART officials have said, which represents 24
percent of the Island's hotel units.
CART officials have produced data that indicate
that hotels and motels on the Island have seen a 102-
percent tax increase from 2001 to 2005.
Restaurants are also feeling the pinch of higher
taxes. As an example, the Sandbar restaurant in Anna
Maria City-has seen a 111-percent increase in taxes
from 2001 to 2004.
CART President Don Schroder appeared before
both the Manatee County Commission and the area
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week's "B" section.
By Diana Bogan
The Holmes Beach City Commission was unpre-
dictable in its decision to vacate its rights of way on
Fourth and Fifth avenues. At their No\. 15 meeting,
commissioners decided to approve a request to vacate
Fifth Avenue between Manatee Avenue and Logger-
head Junction where there are plans to build an
Yet next on the agenda, the commission chose to
deny a similar request from the Menedez family to
vacate Fourth Avenue between 41st and 42nd streets.
Both were represented by lawyers from Kirk
Pinkerton and both offered incentives to the city in
Attorney Scott Rudacille represented the property
owners at 503 Manatee Ave. W.; where the property is
under long-term lease with AmSouth Bank.
The owner plans to demolish the buildings cur-
rently on site and build a branch bank. The proposal
presented by Rudacille at the second reading of the
ordinance noted that granting the request to vacate a
50-foot portion of Fifth Avenue would allow the prop-
erty owner to provide a better buffer from the commer-
cial property and set the building farther back on the
property, exceeding front- and side-yard setbacks.
The property owners noted that the vacation would
not create extra vehicle traffic and agreed to include
more landscaping to the south of the property where
there is a residential neighborhood.
Property owners also told the commission that they
would construct a pedestrian walkway the length of its
property to facilitate safe foot traffic between the public
beach and commercial district.
Rudacille told the commission the 3,800-square-
foot building is smaller than what is currently on site
and would have a stucco design similar in character to
the nearby Publix and CVS stores.
Commissioner Roger Lutz believes the neighbor-
hood will be better off with this plan. "We'll get rid of
three ramshackle buildings for one new one." And
moved to approve.
Commissioner Pat Morton was the lone dissenting
vote. The vacation request was granted 4-1.
Just minutes later, there was no such luck for the
Menendez family and its request for the city to vacate
Fourth Avenue between 42nd and 41st streets. The
family has made numerous attempts in their quest only
to be rejected.
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CART lobbies locals, state
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Legislative delegation last week to plead the group's
case and seek relief.
Proposed is a form of a grant that would hold tax
increases to no more than 3 percent generally, the
cost of living increase for five years. "We need
immediate relief," Schroder said of the plan.
The problem is that the proposal is somewhat radi-
cal in its scope and for the most part unprecedented in
the state. County commissioners embraced the concept,
and directed staff to research similar proposals else-
where as well as contact the state attorney general to
solicit an opinion on the matter.
Schroder also presented the problem to the area leg-
islative delegation last week. His goal with the group of
Tallahassee lawmakers was to change state law to allow
taxes on resort properties to be levied as to their current
use rather than the "highest and best" category.
Property away from the coastline is often catego-
rized as agricultural in nature and taxed accordingly,
Schroder said. But that property often-times is actually
destined for homesites, shopping malls or other devel-
opments. Why should exemptions be made on agricul-
tural-home properties out east when no such exemption
is levied on coastal areas? Schroder asked.
"They are protected," he said. "We just want to be
taxed on our current use."
Lawmakers were cordial but mostly silent on the
changes offered by CART, Schroder said. However, he
has been able to entice the Florida Chamber of Com-
merce to include CART's proposal into its annual leg-
islative program for the 2006 session, and he's hope-
ful that something can be resolved in Tallahassee.
Skyrocketing tax rates for coastal resort communi-
ties are a statewide concern, Schroder said. It's also a
concern to the local pocketbooks.
He said that studies have indicated that for every dol-
lar spent in a hotel or motel room, another $3 is spent in
the community by visitors for food and sundries. Based on
the number of motel rooms that have converted to condos
in Manatee County in the past few years, about $1 billion
in revenue has been lost, Schroder said.
"We are light years ahead of where we were when
we started," Schroder said of last week's meetings.
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results in ride to jail
A crash at the intersection of Pine Avenue
and North Shore Drive in Anna Maria
resulted in the arrest of Daniel E. Bergfeld,
21, of St. Petersburg. He was charged with
running the stop sign, driving with an expired
2003 Georgia license and for driving without
proof of insurance. Bergfeld apparently T-
boned his 1992 Pontiac into the trolley,
which had approximately $1,000 worth of
damage. Manatee County Sheriffs Deputy
Brian Cherry said the Pontiac sustained
approximately $3,500 in damages and was
towed from the scene. At left, Manatee
County Area Transit driver Ed Gudemann
points to the wheel.struck in the crash.
Passengers hopped on another trolley while
Gudemann waited for MCAT maintenance to
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This time the family, represented by attorney Mark
Barnebey, offered to not only make the unimproved
right of way aesthetically pleasing, but financially ben-
eficial to the city as well. The family offered the city a
$50,000 donation for improvement projects and to con-
struct a sidewalk that would channel foot traffic to the
crosswalk at Manatee Avenue and Gulf Drive. The
family also intended to beautify the block with land-
To address concerns that the vacation would in-.
crease density in the subdivision, the family proposed
placing a cap on the number of units at 21, the same
number of units permitted by the city without the street
vacation. In return, the Menendez property would have
a more unified look.-The vacation also would allow
more greenery between buildings that would other\\ ise
take on a more "boxy" design.
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The family also intended to reshape the swales for
better stormwater retention at its own expense and re-
duce ponding in the area of Gulf Drive West.
Barnebey told the commission the request met all
land development code requirements for a vacation and
had garnered no objection from the West Manatee Fire
& Rescue District.
Commissioner Sandy Haas-Martens questioned if
the cap on density would be tied to the land forever or
if a future commission could overturn their decision.
City attorney Patricia Petruff noted that a future com-
mission could undo any decision the current commis-
Lutz made the motion to approve the request stat-
ing it is "a road to nowhere." He said the commission
had the power to leave the property owner with a
project that has a "worthless strip of weeds down the
middle. But at what benefit?" he asked. "I think there
is a benefit to the commission to do it right."
The motion was defeated 3-2 with Haas-Martens,
Morton and Commissioner Don Maloney dissenting.
Anna Maria City
Nov. 28, 6 p.m., planning and zoning board meet-
Anna Maria City Hall,
10005 Gulf Drive, 708-6130.
Nov. 29, 1 p.m., scenic highway committee meet-
Nov. 29, 6 p.m., planning and zoning board meet-
ing on comprehensive plan.
Nov. 30, 4:30 p.m., W.A.V.E.S. meeting.
Nov. 30, 6 p.m., planning and zoning board meet-
ing on comprehensive plan.
Dec. 1,7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
Nov. 28, 9:30 a.m., Sarasota-Manatee Metropoli-
tan Planning Organization meeting, Sudakoff Hall,
U.S.F.-New College campus, Sarasota.
Governmental offices in Anna Maria City,
Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach and Longboat
Key will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 24-
25, in observance of Thanksgiving.
Waste collection for Anna Maria City, Holmes
Beach and Longboat Key scheduled for Nov. 24 is
rescheduled to Nov. 26. There will be no change
in schedule in Bradenton Beach.
The Islander will be closed for Thanksgiving
and be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25.
50,000 Matehig-Fund Challenge
BUILDING OUR FUTURE!
Holmes Beach residents Charles and JoAnn Lester are offering up to
$50,000 in matching funds for contributions made by Dec. 31, 2005,
to the Anna Maria Island Community Center Endowment Fund.
And your contribution is tax deductible.
The Center provides a critical human service need on the Island and provided more than
1.5 million hours of service to m aon 3,400 Island residents last year.
Please send donat
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Attorney threatens Anna Maria with Bert Harris suit
By Rick Catlin
When Florida Legislator Bert Harris first proposed
a bill 10 years ago to protect property owners from
governmental actions that could threaten the future
value of the property, he probably never dreamed that
after the law's approval, his name would become syn-
onymous with property rights and legal threats.
Property owners and their lawyers, however, seem
to toss Bert's name around like a football at Raymond
James Stadium whenever any government proposes a
land-use change that might affect their property.
The Anna Maria City Commission at its Nov. 15
meeting discussed a proposed ordinance that would
establish a coastal overlay district to regulate new plat-
ted lots and subdivisions seaward of the state-estab-
lished coastal construction control line.
That prompted attorney Ricinda Perry, represent-
ing the Sandbar restaurant, Galati Marine and
Lockwood Holdings LLC, to state that in her opinion
the proposed ordinance would "inordinately burden"
the property rights of her clients and reduce their prop-
Perry claimed that she didn't see anything in the
proposed ordinance about the safety and welfare of the
citizens, just an action that would affect the values of
her clients' properties.
She warned the commission that "this is a classic
Bert Harris issue and we will take it that route if nec-
Sandbar owner Ed Chiles said he had "concerns"
that the proposed ordinance would affect his property
rights, regardless of whether or not he ever would want
to redevelop his property. "You have devalued my
property and you have taken away something."
Hold on a minute, observed City Attorney Jim Dye.
The ordinance only applies to newly platted lots or
if someone wants to acquire several parcels within the
COD to subdivide into home lots. The ordinance
doesn't affect what property owners already have, or if
they want to rebuild or redevelop on their existing
Dye along with City Planner Alan Garrett are con-
fident the ordinance was not a violation of the Bert
Harris Property Rights Act.
In the 10 years since the legislation was enacted,
said Dye, only about six cases have ever resulted in
But faced with the threat of a lawsuit, commission-
ers were concerned and asked for a second opinion.
Dye said he didn't mind a second opinion, but the
commission would never find an attorney to say the
ordinance was "bullet-proof." Any ordinance or law
can be challenged in court.
Commissioner Duke Miller said the commission
needed to be "absolutely certain we are doing the right
.' .-., on new
S and newly
: platted lots
Newly elected Commissioner Chris Toilette
agreed. "We need a second opinion."
Mayor SueLynn agreed, but said the second opin-
ion should come from a recognized expert on the Bert
Harris Act and on Florida land-use laws. Dye said there
are only a few lawyers in Florida certified in land use
or local government law.
The mayor said she would contact an expert attorney
and get an estimate on costs for a second opinion back to
the commission at its Dec. 15 meeting, when the commis-
sion will hold its first public hearing on the ordinance.
Dye suggested that if the commission direction is
to control redevelopment seaward of the CCCL, appro-
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private language should also be in the comprehensive
plan currently under revision to support the ordinance.
Under the ordinance, the density on a lot platted
after Dec. 31, 2005, or on a group of lots subdivided
after that date, would be one unit per acre, with maxi-
mum lot coverage of 25 percent and a maximum height
of the dwelling at 27 feet.
In anticipation of the coastal overlay district ordi-
nance, the commission unanimously passed a morato-
rium on the subdivision of property located seaward of
the coastal construction control line. The commission,
however, did provide for exceptions in the moratorium,
and Dye noted this only applies to subdividing property
within the CCCL.
Any property owner of a lot of record in the af-
fected district can still build or rebuild according to the
Site plan review changes
Commissioners also discussed a modification to
the current site plan review procedures that would al-
low the city administration to approve a final site plan.
The preliminary plan would still be approved by
the city commission with modifications and conditions,
but the administration could give final approval as long
as the plan adhered to that set by the commission.
Dye noted that the commission had become
bogged down in administrative matters when it ap-
proved the final site plan for the Waterfront Restaurant.
That, he said, was a poor use of the commission's time.
Miller agreed with the concept of the changes, but
wanted to ensure that the final site plan is not approved
if the applicant "goes outside the box."
The commission unanimously passed an ordinance
on attendance of meetings by commissioners. Under its
provisions, a commissioner could lose his or her seat
if he or she misses three consecutive regular meetings-
without an excused absence.
THE ISLANDER 0 NOV. 23, 2005 0 A-5
Bert Harris winners few, but rich
A loss by any governmental entity under a
successful Bert Harris Act claim could be expen-
Under the BHA, landowners are entitled to
seek compensation for the actual or future loss to
the fair market value of a property affected by a
And an aggrieved property owner doesn't
have to first file a civil action against the govern-
ment entity, according to the FSU Law Review.
The Bert Harris Act says that the affected
property owner can file a claim with the govern-
ment body. The claim must include an appraisal
that demonstrates the current or future loss in fair
market value to the property by the government's
action. The governmental body then has 180 days
to respond, either to make an offer at resolution or
to dispute the claim. Compensation offered by the
governmental entity does not necessarily have to
be monetary, but could be in the form of other
If the governmental body rejects the claim, the
property owner can pursue the matter through civil
Should the governmental body involved agree
to mitigation, but is unable to reach an agreement
with the property owner, that owner can then pro-
ceed in civil court.
Since the Bert Harris Act was passed in 1995,
there have been 200 claims, according to the FSU
Of those, 193 were either settled out of court
or withdrawn by the applicant. Only seven cases
reached a decision by a civil court, five of which
were won by the applicant.
In the most recent Bert Harris case, residents
of Vanderbilt Beach near Naples in Collier County
won a $375 million civil court judgment in Sep-
tember 2004 from the county commission under
the Bert Harris Act. The court ruled that a county
commission ordinance had, indeed, taken away a
future fair market value of the residents' property.
Captains to meet for Boat Parade
A captains meeting for the Anna Maria Island
lighted boat parade will be held by the sponsoring Is-
lander newspaper at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, at the
Islander office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Officials from the U.S. Coast Guard, the local Flo-
tilla and Holmes Beach Police will meet with skippers
of boats inr the parade to ensure everyone is on course
and to discuss the route and tides with the captains.
Captains should call the newspaper at 778-7989 to
get up-to-date on the parade and the meeting, said
Bonner Joy, Islander publisher. The get-together will
be sometime during the week of the parade, which will
be Dec. 10.
It's best to get aboard now with registrationshe
said, to avoid last-mniiiute hassles. Call the office and
start the brief process rolling.
Sponsors are needed, too, Joy said, and they can
explore parade possibilities with her by phone or at the
Eligible to participate in the parade are boats of any
kind and any size. They need to be decorated in a holi-
day theme and able to move along on their own steam.
That includes sailboats as well as power boats.
They will rendezvous at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 10 in
Bimini Bay, then parade up the canal to Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church, north along the shore to the Rod
& Reel Pier, arid back to the Anna Maria City Pier
for judging and to watch the fireworks starting about
All that's needed at this stage:is for captains and
sponsors to express hefiiiitebrest by calling the paper,
and The Islander will handle the rest until parade time.
6-A 0 NOV. 23, 2005 T THE ISLANDER
"Season that sucker and cook it hot and fast."
That's the advice of my longtime friend and chef,
Augie Mrozowski, some 30 years ago on cooking a
SIt's sage advice, not to make a pun. But my son,
also a chef, follows that advice to this day. Salt and
pepper all over, including inside, cook breast side
down, 450 degrees for about an hour and a half (18
pounds or so), then flip it and lower the temp to about
350 degrees for a half hour to brown the top.
It will be moist and delicious, it's guaranteed. We
put trimmings from the veggies, carrot and potato peel,
onion skins and celery tops in the bottom of the pan.
When the turkey is done and removed, we then add the
wing tips and other nonedible portions of the turkey to
the veggies and au jus with some water, add a roux
mixture (equal parts butter and flour mixed smooth) to
the simmering pot and you have awesome gravy.
Why we don't cook a small turkey and trimmings
once a month is the only remaining question. It's that
All of us at The Islander wish you the very best
turkey dinner and hope you enjoy a woonderful. relax-
ing holiday with your families and friends.
It's beginning to look a lot like-Christmas and
so as you contemplate doing your holiday shopping,
please, take a moment to peruse this week's Islander
It's all about the joy.of giving ....
Interesting times ahead in
Bradenton Beach has charted a course through at
least three channels for its waterfronts. The traverse
will be interesting to watch for the next few years.
The city has just earned a prestigious title as one of
a select few Waterfronts Florida communities. The
designation carries with it a small hunk of money, a
large chunk of prestige and a huge challenge to deter-
mine how best to suit the city's self-admitted desire to
meld its "Old Florida ambiance" with the increasing
pressures of large-scale growth that is invading all
communities in the Sunshine State, especially those
along the coast.
Initial goals of maintaining and enhancing water-
front access, increasing waterborne activities in a low-
key manner and protecting the interests of waterfront
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residents to ensure the always-important need to pre- area, an area rife with problems that some called a
serve and protect the quiet, peaceful bayfront or "waterborne homeless shelter" that fronted hundreds of
Gulffront vistas is-indeed a challenge. millions of dollars of downtown, waterfront condos.
It will be an interesting exercise to watch. Those efforts are finally reaching fruition after almost
The city also has a commercial venture at stake 15 years of debate.
within its waterfront agenda. The Bradenton Beach And he was starting to work with Bradenton Beach
City Pier and its popular and at one time highly fi- officials until his untimely death at the hands of a drunk
nancially successful restaurant has been shuttered driver on his 66th birthday Feb. 7, 2004, while bike
for more than a year. riding with his stepson, who also died in the crash.
City officials have embarked on a somewhat be- Gus recognized the pitfalls of the competing interests
lated plan to renovate the aging restaurant structure and in establishing mooring fields. There must be amenities
have high hopes to attract a vibrant entrepreneur to for boaters. There must be protection of waterfront vistas
once again bring the longstanding anchor of Bridge for shoreline residents. There must be, in short, a balance
Street back to assist in the economic revitalization of established among the parties involved.
"downtown" Bradenton Beach. And maybe balance it the key to both the Water-
A pivotal element of the pier rebirth lies in the fronts Florida program, the restaurant-pier renovation,
nearby mooring field, a boat anchorage south and east and the mooring field establishment. All three exercises
of the pier proper. The boats located there are either a are related, all three are important to the hoped-for
beautiful asset to the city or an ugly eyesore that should continued small-town ambiance of Bradenton Beach,
go elsewhere far elsewhere depending on whose and all three must be managed in an intelligent,
tale you hear. thoughtful manner.
If history means a damn, it will be the mooring Suggestions?
field that will cause Bradenton Beach the most grief in The restaurant concept is pretty much a no-brainer.
its waterborne dreams. Expedite the process as much as our democratic system
Florida loves its boats. There's almost 1 million of allows and get the food and the revenue it generates
them registered in the state of late. We use them to fish to the city going ASAP. Meeting are in the works
from, are towed behind them on wooden or fiberglass later this year on the initial plans for the pier,
sticks, zoom through the shallows on them and even But make sure that those scheduled meetings con-
paddle through mangrove forests on them. tain a hefty element of both Waterfronts Florida and
But what many waterfront homeowners can't con- mooring field discussion. Get all the players together
tinence is the idea of a boat that costs less than his or to hammer out a consensus on just what Bradenton
hers best suit taking up residence his zillion dollar Beach's waters should look like at every opportunity.
view! less than 100 feet from his or her home. That tact is the course that Gus would have charted.
Mooring fields versus millionaires. It was a prob- And it will indeed be a pleasure to participate.
lem that Dr. Gustavo Antonini recognized almost 20 Paul Roat, The Islander
years ago and took steps to deal with.
Gus.was the boater's boater. An avid sailor, he was Have your say
also sensitive to the needs of waterfront homeowners. The Islander welcomes and encourages your opinion.
His efforts to establish managed, controlled anchorages The Islander accepts original letters of up to 250
and mooring fields throughout Southwest Florida put words and reserves the right to edit for length and
him at odds with all of the parties involved, grammar. Letters must include the city you reside in for
Yet with Gus's gamin grin and unbounded enthu- publication and a phone number (for verification only).
siasm, he succeeded where others had failed. Anonymous letters will not be printed.
He helped create an anchorage off Fort Myers. Address letters to Editor, The Islander, 5404 Ma-
He held meetings and meetings and meetings to rina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217, fax to 941-778-
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Ready for the big turkey day?
By Jim Hanson
Belts loosened for a lot of food, heads bowed in
thanks for the blessings of the day and the place, Island-
ers anticipate a memorable Thanksgiving Thursday, Nov.
There will be a large ecumenical service Thanksgiv-
ing eve, community dinners at two churches Thanksgiv-
ing Day, some special observances at churches, and the
annual Holiday Prelude in Bradenton Beach.
All Island Denominations, the organization of all
the churches on Anna Maria, will sponsor the ecumeni-
cal service at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, at Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
The Rev. William Grossman, pastor of Harvey
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Memorial Cormunity Church,-will deliver the sermon
titled "The Gift of Remembrance."
The Combined Island Choir will sing hymns for the
service. Under the direction of Carl Parks, organist and
choirmaster of Gloria Dei, they will sing "Now Thank We
-All Our God" from J.S. Bach's Cantata No. 79.
The Rev. Frank McGrath, president of AID, will
welcome the worshippers to the service. Other partici-
pants will include the Rev. Robert Mongiello of St.
Bernard Catholic Church; Pastor Gary Batey of Roser
Memorial Community Church; the Rev. Harry Parcell
of the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation; and John
Bonser representing Gloria Dei.
Island Baptist Church will serve its community
holiday dinner to all comers at 1 p.m. Thanksgiving
Day in the fellowship hall, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna
Maria. It's free, but the church would like to know what
to expect so asks those planning to attend to call the
church at 778-0719.
Roser Memorial Community Church's community
dinner will begin at 2 p.m. in its fellowship hall, 512
Pine Ave., Anna Maria. The Roser event, too, is free
but diners are asked to call the church for tickets before
4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, at 778-0414.
The Holiday Prelude observance will be in the
form of a citywide street party in Bradenton Beach
from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thanksgivingday. Many stores
will be open late for shoppers' benefit and a special
program is on schedule, said Mayor John Chappie.
Singer Michelle Bishop will do a complete show
at the clock tower where Bridge Street joins the city
pier. She promises something for all ages and interests.
Both she and the mayor advised those attending to
bring a lawn chair or blanket for their own seating.
Festive holiday decorations will be in place, the
lights on, and everything ready for the celebrants,
Clappie said. This is the Island's inauguration of the
holidays, he noted. He was one of the originators of the
Prelude nine years ago and he and others financed it
with their own funds until it got too big for such simple
support, and has now become a city affair.
Further information on Prelude may be obtained by
calling the city hall at 778-1005.
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closed to all traffic since Oct. 2 for repairs, would
reopen Dec. 7.
Television evangelist Jim Bakker, who served.
time in a federal prison for misappropriating funds
from his ministry, spend time on Anna Maria Island
where he told people he would write his "prison
Longboat Key town officials along with their
counterparts from the three Island cities announced
they were joining forces to form the "Let's Get Rid
of Red Tide" organization.
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St. Joe plans retail-office complex for Perico
By Rick Catlin
To the surprise of absolutely no one, the Braden-
ton Planning Commission approved a preliminary site
plan by Paradise Pointe LLC, a company owned by the
St. Joe Company, for a retail-office-restaurant complex
at the east end of the Anna Maria Island Bridge. The
St. Joe Company was formerly known as the Arvida
Corporation at the time of the Perico Island property
purchase and ensuring development controversy.
The current convenience store along with the
former Leverock's Restaurant and the boat storage fa-
cility at Perico Harbor Marina will be torn down to
make room for two buildings, both two floors over
According to the preliminary site plan, Building A
will comprise 14,000 square feet of floor space and
house a 120-seat restaurant, a retail package liquor
store and a banquet hall that will accommodate 175
Building B will have 16,400 square feet of retail-
office space with 73 units for rent.
The site plan application said a small "one-way"
gas station would be retained at the site where the con-
venience store is currently. The "one-way" gas station
would apparently\ be only for motorists exiting the
The site plan proposed at least 190 parking spaces,
with more available after the boat storage facility is
No artist's rendition of the property was available
and the site plan made no mention of the potential traf-
fic impact on Palma Sola Causeway.
ManaSota-88 Executive Director Glen Compton
said he was not surprised that the St. Joe Company was
able to circumvent its agreement with Manatee County
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fice complex in that agreement with Manatee County
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facility for large boats. The marina will have direct
access to the St. Joe condominium project.
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Month's ban on grouper proposed
Phone home for rice
Faced with the possibility offlooding from Hurri-
cane Wilma, telephone company Verizon placed
these 50-pound bags of rice around its communica-
tions boxes on the Island. The bags haven't been
removed, and it's possible the rice is still good for
cooking or not. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy
By Jim Hanson
A one-month ban on recreational grouper fishing
in federal waters has been proposed by the Gulf fish-
ery advisory council, running closely with a commer-
Commercial grouper fishing is prohibited for a
month in the early spring, and the sport fishing shut-
down would be nearly the same Feb. 15 to March
15, peak of the spawning season. It would apply to fed-
eral waters, starting nine miles offshore.
It follows by two weeks a federal judge's ruling
against a ban on grouper fishing, and sports fishermen
are up in arms.
But "I don't see what their problem is," said Karen
Bell of Cortez, member of the Gulf of Mexico.Fishery
Management Council, \ which imposed the one-month
"If they want fish, and everyone does including
me, the fishery has to be managed to keep stocks in
place," plentiful enough to permit harvest by fisher-
The slow pace of getting through the regulatory
process probably means the ban wouldn't take place
until 2007. It will be implemented by the National
Marine Fisheries Service.
Red grouper already is closed in federal waters
until the end of the year by decree issued in August
by the federal government. The reds are deep-water
fish normally found more than nine miles offshore,
while gag and black grouper thrive in shallower in-
"We will fight this decision," Ted Forsgren is
quoted as telling the St. petersburg Times. He is execu-
tive director of the Florida Chapter of the Coastal Con-
servation Association, the state's largest sport fishing
"It makes no sense to me. The decision is com-
pletely uncalled for."
That's about what U.S. District judge John E. Steel
said Oct. 31 in his ruling that the Martime Fisheries
plan at that time to shut down all recreational grouper
fishing: "It is arbitrary and capricious" and "an abuse
of discretion" by the agency. -
Bridge Street businesses;
open house Dec. 3
Bridge Street will be open until 9 p.m. for shoppers
and holiday celebrants in a special schedule on Dec. 2,
with most businesses participating.
Holiday items, discounts and other- i~iney-saving
promotions will be offered as a special run-up to the
holiday shopping events.
It is the second annual event, the opener last 'year
turning out sopopular that it is being repeated this sea-
son, said Barbara Rodocker of BridgeWalk. She noted
that in addition to street parking, the lot behind
BridgeWalk will accommodate parking, using the en-
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The Episcopal Church of Annunciation in Holmes Beach hosted its "Holly Berry Bazaar" Saturday with
loads of homebaked goods, canned jams and its famous sweet pickles, holiday decorations, used books
and household items, "Damnit Dolls," and much more in the offering. Here Nitzy Waters of Holmes
Beach, left, and Joyce Albertis of Longboat Key, chat with volunteers Shirley Boris and Barbara
Hoffman. Islander Photos: Bonner Joy
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The Holmes Beach City Commission and Mayor Carol Whitiore thanked Commissioner Don Maloney, who
was unseated in the Nov. 8 election, for his years of service with a reception and plaque at their Nov. 15
meeting. From left, Commissioner Sandy Haas-Martens, Whitmore, Maloney, Commissioners Rich
Bohnenberger, Roger Lutz and Pat Morton. Islander Photos: Bonner Joy
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Mayor Carol Whitmore and Commissioner Don
Maloney with the plaque presented him in apprecia-
tion of his years of service to the city.
Connmissioner Don A laloney was speechless" upon
being presented a hain from The Islander newspaper
in apprec nation of his light-hearted, jovial manner in
his service to the city.
The Anna Maria Island Community Center is
launching its 2005-06 membership driving, aimed
at signing up residents, snowbirds, visitors and
The price is right, a Center spokesperson said,
and there is room for everyone and more room in
the offing with an ambitious construction and ex-
pansion program at its campus at 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria.
It is the focal point for much that happens on
the Island, from dances to sports to classes in a long
list of artistic and educational specialties.
A family membership is $60 for the year;
single adult 18 to 54 years of age $30; seniors $20;
and youths under age 18, $15.
Adult classes are offered all year, noted the
spokesperson, with some programs a series of six
or more classes, some one time only, and some
open to occasional attendance.
Responsible, Educated Adolescents Can Help
(REACH) is the teen program for people bet\\ een
11 and 17. It includes homework help, leadership I
training, girls discussion group, boys discussion
group, community service projects, career aware-
ness social activities, and group outings.
.Leadership, Education, Athletic Develop-
ment (LEAD) is the competitive team sports
program including Little League softball, foot-
ball, basketball, soccer, indoor soccer, and
weekend tournaments such as three-on-three
basketball. The program is open to ages 4
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More changes ahead for AME campus
By Diana Bogan
With the construction of the new Anna Maria El-
ementary School nearing its final phases, the commu-
nity should be aware of the upcoming timeline.
Beginning Monday, Nov. 28, after students return
from the Thanksgiving holiday, the auditorium will be
closed for renovation. This means that music classes
Will no longer be held in the auditorium and student
Productions will take place at St. Bernard Catholic
The renovation of the auditorium is expected to be
completed by March 1,2006.
Renovations to Building 9, which houses four
classrooms, is scheduled to begin Dec. 12 and be com-
pleted by March 1.
The new two-story building is expected by Dec. 16
to have "substantial completion," meaning it is ready
for occupancy. The move from the old building into the
new building is planned for Dec. 17.
Teachers and staff are in the process of packing
now, and AME Principal Kathy Hayes said the staff is
in great need of sturdy packing/shipping boxes.
According to Hayes, boxes are not part of AME's
moving contract and the school construction budget
will be charged a $1 per box. Hayes said the staff needs
Also in December, the parking area will once again
be affected as visitors and staff lose access to the bus
loop in front of the school. Some parking will be re-es-
-ablished in January, but parents should anticipate traf-
fic changes in the new year.
There will be a tremendous.coordination effort
required to complete construction, facilitate the
move of existing supplies and furnishings, deliver
and set up new furniture and equipment, as well as
reconfigure traffic and parking patterns," said
Dreger. "Our entire team will have its hands full for
the next six weeks!"
Demolition of the old building will begin Jan. 2
and will take approximately three days to complete.
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The old covered play pavillion was demolished and some oak and palm trees were trimmed but not cleared on
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School Board project Iirector, the crew did not remove any trees during the demolition of the covered play
area. In fact, she said, the trees there will remain in the hammock at the front of the new school building.
Islander Photo: Bonner Joy
Students return to campus from winter break on Jan. 4
and should be prepared for a noisy start to the school
year, said Hayes.
The old cafeteria will remain until the school's
auction, Jan. 7, which will be held in the lunch room.
Hayes said she is in the process of evaluating which
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usable condition remaining for the auction. A list of
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Island featured at
Entries to this year's Manatee County History Fair
ran the gamut from "The History of the Crayola
Crayon" to "Lewis Hine's Photo Stories Take a Stand
for Child Labor Laws."
The fair is open to students in the fourth- through
12th-grades and this year students were asked to base
projects on the theme "Taking a Stand in History."
Students had their choice of writing a paper, cre-
ating a project display board, documentary or live per-
With this year's theme there were plenty of project
boards on Rosa Parks, two middle school students cre-
ative crafted their project display titled, "Taking a
Stand by Sitting Down," on a bench resembling a bus
Other interesting and well researched projects in-
cluded "The Underground Quilt Code: Follow the Fly-
ing Geese to the Log Cabin, A Slave's Way to Free-
dom," which explored how quilt patterns may have
been used to lead slaves through the underground rail-
Another interesting take on the theme was "Taking
a Stand on the Pitcher's Mound The Girls of Sum-
mer and the. All-American.fGils Professional Baseball
League," which included some first-hand interviews
with three former players: Marilyn Doxey, Sue Zipay
and Lou Richards.
Closer to home, three of the project board entries
focused on the History of Anna Maria and Cortez Vil-
Danielle Miller chose-to focus on Cortez history
because it's where she lives. She tackled the question,
is it "Historic or Rebuilt?"
She conducted interviews with Linda Molto and*
Mary Fulford Green. She also visited the Cortez Coin:-
munity Center and met with Roger Allen.
Miller's project board highlighted how the history
of Cortez is being altered by "progress." She touched
upon the people of Cortez as well as some of its attrac-*
tions. She commented on her board that the old school-
house is being turned into a museum and noted that
having a museum to explain what Cortez was like, isn't
the same as seeing it first-hand.
Also interested in learning more about where she
lived was fifth-grader Tia Borso, who moved off the
Island only six months ago. She entered a project board
titled, "Anna Maria: The Early Days."
Anna Maria Elemen-
tary School fifth-
Sgraders Dalton Hicks
and Hailey Dearlove
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T-shirts given to all
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Borso said although she has been all over the Is-
land on a bike and knows most of the houses and res-
taurants, she did not know the Island's, history..
She visited the chamber of commerce, the Sandbar
restaurant, and the Anna Maria Island Historical Soci-
ety in her quest for information.
She featured information on the first Island settlers,
pondered how the Island got its name and provided an
historical timeline. She included pictures of the old
Anna Maria City Jail, the Anna Maria City Pier and the
church her family still attends Roser Memorial
Two more elementary school-aged students index.
pendently created project boards featuring the Island.
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A sign in the front of Anna Maria Elementary
-School welcomed home second-grader Joelee
Hernandez Friday following a stay at All
Children's hospital in Tampa.
Hernandez was critically injured in a car acci-
dent that killed her mother, aunt and grandmother
three weeks ago, but is home with her grandfather
in Anna Maria.
When the family saw the sign for Joelee on
their way home, they stopped in the school yard to
say hello and gather some balloons that were tied
to the sign.
Classmates from Toni Lashway's class pre-
pared cards and collected gifts, which Lashway
plans to deliver to Hernandez.
AME Principal Kathy Hayes said the school
will be in contact with the family and Lashway has
agreed to provide home-bound teaching services if
S When she is ready, classmates are anxious to
welcome her back at school.
students in Toni
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and recited poems
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History fair features Island
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 13
a Public Beach," and Charles Boothby submitted-"The
History of Coquina Beach."
- Bustle chose the topic because her great-grandfa-
ther Elmer Bustle "took a stand" in helping the other
county commissioners decide that Manatee County
should purchase the land for public use.
In his presentation, Boothby noted that even in the
1900s, arguments ensued when some wanted land to
build hotels and commercial buildings on the land.
After five years of arguments, the county purchased the
land for $318,000 in an out-of-court settlement.
Student projects are judged by community volun-
teers who evaluate each project based on historical
quality, relation to the theme, clarity of presentation
and basic rules such as size or word limit.
Some students who do well at the county fair will
be selected to enter the Florida State History Fair held
in Tallahassee in May.
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The Anna Maria Island Art League has announced
its schedule of classes for 2005-06, all of them at the
league's quarters at 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes
Beach, unless otherwise noted. Those interested may
receive additional information and register by calling
Classical figure drawing, Ginger White, instructor
- Friday from 2:30 to 4 p.m.; Jan. 13-Feb. 24 and
March 17-April 28. Fee applies.
Drawing and watercolors in the tropical landscape,
Ginger White, instructor Mondays 1:30 to 3 p.m.,
Jan. 9-Feb. 27 at Crosley Mansion. Fee applies.
Introduction to acrylic painting, Vicky Seymour,
instructor Saturdays 1 to 3 p.m., Jan. 7-Feb. 4, Feb.
11-March 11, March 18-April 15. Fee applies.
Introduction to oil painting, Tanya Clay, instructor
Wednesday 10 a.m. to noon; Jan. 4-Feb. 1,Feb. 8-
March 8, March 15-April 12. Fee applies.
Youth traditional arts for ages 5 to 12, Diana
Grover, instructor Tuesdays 4:30 to 6 p.m., Nov. 29-
Dec. 13, Jan. 10-Feb. 7, Feb. 14-March 14, March 21-
April 18. Fee applies.
Black and white composition through the lens,
Chris Galanopoulos, instructor Mondays 6 to 8 p.m.,
Jan. 9-Feb. 6, Feb. 13-March 13, March 20-April 12.
Basket .weaving, Pam McMillen, instructor -
Thursdays 1 to 3 p.m., Jan. 5-Feb. 2, Feb. 9-March 9,
March 16-April 13. Fee applies.
Yoga, Preston Whaley Jr., instructor Mondays
and Thursdays 9 to 10:15 a.m. and 5:15 to 6:45 p.m.
'Teeth in a Pickle Jar'
Journalist Helen Bachamann Milligan, part-time
resident of Bradenton who is author of "Teeth in a
Pickle Jar," will lecture on the Island Monday morning,
She will be at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, from 10:30
a.m. until noon in a free appearance discussing her,
book, which is set in Bradenton..
It is described as "a humorous and quirky tale of a
May-December relationship between an older woman
and a younger man ... inspired by the author's own
marriage to a younger man."
Milligan majored in journalism at New York Uni-
versity, worked for a daily paper in Yonkers, in the
1990s was a European correspondent for USA Today
and currently is Geneva correspondent for Time maga-
zine. She divides her time between Switzerland and
Further details may be obtained at 778-1908.
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'TIS THE SEASON FOR SCAMS ON ISLAND
Beware of real estate
By Rick Catlin
European con artists are reinventing an old scam
)n the Island by sending a check to real estate agents
br a rental deposit that is larger than the amount nec-
The scam begins when the alleged renter e-mails
i real estate company that they want to rent a very
-xpensive property. They tell the agent they are send-
ng a deposit check for more than the amount, then
isk the agent to cash the check and send the excess
unds to another bank or address.
The "con" is that the check is usually stolen,
orged or written on a closed bank account and the
'renter" is often using a stolen identity. The con art-
st hopes the agent will cash the check, then send him
3r her the excess money long before the agent discov-
ers the check is worthless.
The scam first surfaced among Island real estate
agencies about a year ago, said Julie Gilstrap-Royal
f Suncoast Real Estate Inc.
She recently got a request to rent a "high-end"
property in Anna Maria from "Shawn" in London.
The tip-off to the scam, said Gilstrap-Royal, was
hen Shawn said he was sending a check for more
han the required amount and asked her to disburse
hat extra money elsewhere.
"We knew it was bogus as soon as we saw that
art. We've seen this before," she said.
The renter never completes the required applica-
tion and does not provide a telephone or fax number
where they can be reached. The e-mail requests usu-
ally originate in Europe with London a favorite loca-
ion for the sender.
"And they refuse to sign a lease until they get to
he Island," Gilstrap-Royal added. "It's just a scam
and everyone on the Island should be aware of it."
She notified the Holmes Beach Police Department
of the incident and suggested that any other real estate
agent or business receiving these letters also contact
By Paul Roat
Restaurateurs who have received a letter from a
polite patron who complained of becoming ill after
dining at their establishment should probably NOT feel
guilty and not send the patron a gift certificate.
It's probably a scam.
Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale said
his office has been inundated with calls since an article
appeared in The Islander Nov. 16 about a woman who
had been sending complaint letters to restaurants in the
The letter asks the restaurateur to provide "some
sort of restitution" for the "unpleasant occurrence" of
becoming ill after eating the food there.
All of the letters are identical. All offer the
woman's name and Bradenton address. All appear to
be bogus. But not all the restaurants have'realized it's
Special said many businesses have written checks
or gift certificates to the woman. Some had mailed
them; others were preparing to before reading of the
scam. All were grateful of the notice, he said.
The bogus letter has even reached as far south as
Sarasota, Speciale said, where Marina Jack restaurant
management said they had sent the woman a gift cer-
tificate for $100 after receiving the letter.
Special said officers are investigating the matter
and hope to resolve the matter soon. If anyone in the
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dining business has received such a letter, he urged
them to call him at 778-6311.
... then there's
the Berghaus knife
scam, coming all the
way from England
The Berghaus knives scam is new to the Island, but
it may not be a scam after all.
According to several reports, a man claiming to be
a knife dealer who just attended a trade show has to sell
off his high-valued display of Berghaus knives at a
huge discount as they can no longer be sold on the re-
The seller approached several Island couples and
managed a few sales before disappearing.
While the salesman claimed the goods were genu-
ine Berghaus knives and worth 10 times the sales price.
the "knives" sold turned out to be of poor quality. The
normal retail price of the knives is generally just about
what the "scam" artists collect for the sale.
The "scam" has become widespread in Europe
and there is now a Web site on the subject. Interested
readers can go to robbevan.com or do a search for
"Berghaus knives scam" and find more than 90 "vic-
tims" who have paid too much for poor quality
There is even a Web site on the scam in German.
However, the Berghaus Knife Company also has a
Web site and the company defended its sales practice
of often using an independent sales person to market its
The knives and other kitchen items the company
sells are of "high quality," the Web site claims, and the
purchase price is simply what is negotiated between
buyer and seller.
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Thursday Nov. 24. Thursday's garbage and recycling
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Thursday, Nov. 24
Dusk- Holiday Prelude on Bridge Street, Braden-
Friday, Nov. 25
6 to 9 p.m. Smooth jazz with Les Sabler and
Citiheat at St. Armands Circle, Sarasota. Information:
Saturday, Nov. 26 ::-' .
8:30 a.m. Kiwanis Club presents "Serving in
Christ's Name" with Jack Repass of the Salvation Army
at Cafe on the Beach. 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Tuesday, Nov. 29
11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Festival of Trees at the
Crosley Mansion, One Seagate Drive, Bradenton. In-
formation: 920-7123. Fee applies.
2 to 3:30 p.:F Christmas tea at Crosley Man-
sion, One:Seagate Drive, Bradenton. Information: 920-
7123. Fee applies.
Wednesday, Nov. 30
10:30-a.m. to 2:30 p.m.-- Flu shots at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 4Q7 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.
Anna Maria Island Art League Fall Open Exhibit,
5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through Nov. 25.
"Harvey" at the Manatee Players Riverfront The-
atre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton, through Nov. 27.
Information: -748-0111. Fee applies.
Christmas tea at Crosley Mansion, One Seagate
Drive, Bradenton, through Dec. 6. Information: 920-
7123. Fee applies.
...* Rubber stamp and scrapbooking class at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria, through Dec. 12. Information: 778-
1908. Fee applies.
"The Highwaymen," Florida's African-American
landscape painters exhibit at the South Florida Mu-
seum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton, through March 12.
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Information: 746-4131. Fee applies.
Opening reception for Ann Casale at the Anna
Maria Island Art League Dec. 1.
"Social Security" at the Island Players Dec. 1-11.
"White Christmas" film at Holmes Beach City Hall
American Craft Council show at the Sarasota
Bradenton International Convention Center Dec. 2-4.
Bridge Street Holiday Open House Dec. 3.
Parents' Day Out at Island Baptist Church Dec. 3.
Sarasota Pops "Winter Skies" concert at the
South Florida Museum Dec. 4.
Anna Maria Island Kiwanis Club Holiday Dinner
at the Bradenton Elks Lodge Dec. 6.
Teen program with local author Nino Fabiano at
the Island Branch Library Dec. 7.
Kathryn Moser DeKalb
Kathryn Moser DeKalb, 66, of Bradenton and for-
merly of Bradenton Beach, died Nov. 16.
Mrs. Dekalb was a 1957 Manatee High School
graduate and attended Florida State University. She
was a lifeguard at the Manatee Public Beach. She
moved to California in 1959, then to Spain in 1976,
returning to Bradenton in 1979 and then to Bradenton
Beach. She was a secretary and office manager at
Roser Memorial Community Church.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday,
Nov. 29, at Roser Memorial Community Church, 501
Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, followed by a gathering at the
church. Arrangements will be made by Shannon Funeral
Home of Bradenton.
She is survived by sons Arthur Weatherly of Austra-
lia and John Weatherly of Lebanon, N.H.; daughter Laura
Dehner of Forest Grove, Ore.: brother W. Andrew Moser
of Los Angeles., Calif.; three grandsons; and three grand-
Evelyn W. Henry
Evelyn W. Henry, 79, of Bradenton, died Nov. 12.
Born in Rockford, Ill., Mrs. Henry worked for the
University of Wisconsin hospital, the State of Wiscon-
sin Adjutant General's Office and the Greater Madison
Convention and Visitor's Bureau.
She was a member of Roser Memorial Community
Church, Anna Maria.
She was a member of the Manasota Genealogical
Memorial services were Nov. 17.
She is survived by husband Robert; daughter
Jacquie Caravello; and five grandchildren.
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, ELCA
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Dr. Robert E. Jacoby
Dr. Robert E. Jacoby, 90, of Bradenton, died Nov. 18.
Born in Chambersburg, Pa., Dr. Jacoby was a dentist.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a ma-
jor. He was a member of the American Dental Associa-
tion. He was a Mason. He attended Gloria Dei Lutheran
Church, Holmes Beach.
Services were Nov. 22. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home,
Manatee Avenue Chapel, is in charge of arrangement.
He is survived by son Robert E. of Tolono, Ill.; three
grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Robert L. Melson Jr.
Robert L. Melson Jr., 61, of Holmes Beach, died
Born in Bridgeport, Ct., Mr. Melson was a lifelong
resident of Manatee County. He served in the U.S. Air
Force in Vietnam. He was a member of VFW Post No.
10141 of Bradenton and the American Legion Kirby
Stewart Post No. 24 of Bradenton. He was a member of
the Bradenton Beach Moose Lodge. He was a member of
the Island Baptist Church, Anna Maria.
There were no services. Memorial contributions may
be made to the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
P.O. Box 253, Anna Maria FL 34216. Brown and Sons
Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Sandra Webster; daughter
Shawn Judy of Nokomis; son Robert L. III of Sarasota;
stepfather Al Art of Bradenton; and two grandchildren.
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Nov. 10, 9800 Block of Gulf Drive, driver's li-
cense. A driver was arrested for operating the vehicle
without a valid license.
Nov. 11, 500 block of Bayview Place, Theft. A
man reported the radio/compact disc player he brought
outside was stolen when he took a break from working
in his front yard.
Nov. 14, 100 S. Bay Blvd., City Pier, found prop-
erty. A camera was found in the parking lot of the city
No reports available.
Nov. 11,403 39th St., Seabreeze condominiums,
theft. A concrete patio table and bench were reportedly
Nov. 12,200 block of 68th Street, soliciting. Sev-
eral residents complained about a "crew" of people
representing themselves as college students with local
parents attempting to solicit orders for various types of
books. One member of the group was cited after he
continued to solicit sales after the group was warned by
officers and educated about city ordinances.
Nov. 13, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn, criminal
mischief. The bartender reported that a customer dam-
aged the bar counter after he reportedly slammed his
beer mug on to the bar.
Nov. 13, 4700 block of Gulf Drive, criminal mis-
chief. A woman reported that someone threw a balloon
filled with an oily substance at her car, smearing the
windshield and impairing her driving.
Nov. 14, 5501 Marina Drive, Catcher's Marina,
theft. Two ropes and a fish gripper were stolen from a
Nov. 16, 5501 Marina Drive, Catcher's Marina,
theft. A man reported his flashlight stolen from his boat
and told police he believes someone is sleeping on his
boat at night.
Nov. 16,4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach,
warrant. A man found sleeping in his vehicle after in
the beach parking lot after closing was arrested on a
Texas warrant. According to the report, the warrant
was for indecency with a child.
Volunteers sought for boards
Bradenton Beach is looking for a few good people
to volunteer on several advisory boards. Actually,
"good" is not a prerequisite you just have to be a
voter in the city, but even that isn't necessarily required
in some instances.
The city has vacancies on its board of adjustment
and planning and zoning board. Both require members
to be electors in Bradenton Beach.
There is also a need for people to serve on the sce-
nic highway corridor management entity, overseeing
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the goals to improve Gulf Drive in the city. No resi-
dency is required for that board.
And a new group, "Waterfronts: Accessible, Vi-
able, Ecological, Sustainable" is forming and seeking
members for a host of subcommittees. The new group
is charged with offering guidance to enact goals of the
Waterfronts Florida Community designation the city
achieved earlier this year.
The WAVES meeting is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 30, at city hall. Further information
on the committees is available by calling city hall at
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Santa meets 'Man About Publix'
Known by allfor his quick smile and friendly man-
ner, Publix associate Louie Strickland had a chance
to meet Santa Claus, also known for his smile and
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Thursday during the market's pre-holiday festivities.
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Flu shot plans changed
The program for flu shots at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center has been changed, with the plans now
for the inoculations to be given from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30
p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, instead of Dec. 1 as planned.
The shots will be administered by Optima Health
Services at the Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria,
at a cost of $25 free to persons with a Medicare Part JI
card and a photo ID. Details are available at 778-1908.
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"Stretch" Fretwell shows off fruit packages that may
be ordered directly from the Anna Maria Island
_Kiwanis Club to benefit the club's charitable efforts.
Citrus sales to have
A variety of services and people will benefit from
the annual citrus sale of the Kiwanis Club of Anna
Maria Island, as outlined by the club's James H.
Citrus packages range in price from $23 to $46
depending on a varied choice of sizes. They may be
-ordered and further information obtained by calling
Robert Raisch at 778-3411. Online orders may be made
at the club's new Web site (click on "citrus sale") at
Among the beneficiaries of the sales are the Easter
Sunrise Service, Little League baseball, school children
who get primary reading books, the Bring Up Grades pro-
-gram for Anna Maria Island and Palma Sola elementary
schools, and the Big Band Valentine benefit dance for the
Anna Maria Island Community Center.
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dinner celebration scheduled
The Anna Maria Island Kiwanis Club will have its
annual holiday dinner celebration Tuesday, Dec. 6,
with gifts coming in to be passed on to children.
It will begin with a cash bar at 6 p.m., dinner at
6:45, at the Elks Lodge, 2511 75th St. W., Bradenton.
Music will be by Bob Lopiccolo and Claire. Cost will
be $25 per person.
Kiwanians are to bring donations for gift baskets
and raffle items to any club meeting up to Dec. 3, and,
"Don't forget to bring a stuffed animal to be donated
to the Manatee Children's Services."
Additional details are available at 778-7888.
Early Settlers Bread
ready in time for Thanksgiving
The Anna Maria Island Historical Society is pre-
paring for Thanksgiving by baking up a large batch of
its Early Settlers Bread for people who appreciate jew-
els from the past.
The bread is from a very old recipe, said a spokes-
person, and is baked in old ways. It will be sold from
10 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, at the Island
Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. De-
tails are available at 778-0492.
Mystery series at Mote
A new speaker series sponsored by Friends of
Mote Library will be launched Tuesday, Nov. 29, with
Wayne Barcomb, author of the new Sarasota-based
mystery "Blood Tide."
He will speak at 2 and 7:30 p.m. in the New Pass
Room of the Mote Keating Education Center, 1599 Ken
Thompson Pkwy., across the street from the Mote
This is the first of the "Mystery Writers With a Florida
Connection" series. Friends of Mote Library raises funds
and otherwise supports the library that serves the scientists
and staff of Mote Marine Laboratory.
Tickets at $10 may be purchased at the aquarium
and at the library. Information may be obtained and
reservations made at 388-4441, ext. 333.
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Cheerleaders for the 2005-06 basketball sea-
son are being signed up now at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
The program is for youngsters aged 5 to 10
who will entertain at games between young
hoopsters at the Center from December through
February. Cost is $20 for Center members and
$35 for nonmembers, with $15 of that going to a
year's membership. Registration forms are avail-
able at the Center.
A free clinic for cheerleaders to learn basic
techniques in timing and safety, new cheers and
to organize and select squads will be from 3 to 4
p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, in the Center's gymna-
Experienced high school cheerleaders and drill
team dancers, as well as "cheer moms," are a sig-
nificant part of the program and are urgently needed
right away, said Sara Dynan of the Center.
Squads usually will cheer at games twice a
week and practice once, she said, so the overall time
commitment is a bit over three hours weekly. She
asks participants to call her at 778-1908.
'Dickens at Crosley'
includes 'A Christmas Carol'
Scenes from Charles Dickens's works will be the
focus of "Dickens at the Crosley" in December.
The special event will be Dec 12-16 and Dec. 19-
22 at the historic Powel Crosley Museum, 100 Seagate
Drive, Sarasota, just north of the Ringling-Museum of
Art on U.S. 41.
The presentation will feature Dickens's most fa-
mous, "A.Christmas Carol." Tickets are $15 for adults,
$12 for juniors and seniors. Details are available at 722-
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built in 1947 was sold 10/27/05, Raleigh Investments
USA Inc. to Kreps for $320,000.
109 Mangrove Ave., Unit 109G, Anna Maria Beach
Cottages, Anna Maria, a 425 sfla 1bed/1bath condo
built in 1947 was sold 10/27/05, Raleigh Investments
USA Inc. to Vida for $320,000.
107 Eighth St. S., Unit 6, Island Getaway, Braden-
ton Beach, a 365 sfla Ibed/1bath condo built in 1975
was sold 10/28/05, Island Getaway Cond Developers
LLC to Alfaro for $319,900; list $319,900.
107 Eighth St. S., Unit 5, Island Getaway,
Bradenton Beach, a 447 sfla 1 bed/1bath condo built
in 1975 was sold 10/28/05, Island Getaway Cond
Developers LLC to Barrington for $319,900; list
107 Eighth St. S., Unit 1, Island Getaway,
Bradenton Beach, a 389 sfla.1-bed/1 bath condo built
in 1975 was sold 10/28/05, Island Getaway Cond
Developers LLC to McCullough for $309;900; list
107 Eighth St. S., Unit 2, Island Getaway, Braden-
ton Beach, a 390 sfla 1bed/1bath condo built in 1975
was sold 10/28/05, Island Getaway Cond Developers
LLC to Blair for $309,900; list $309,900.
7324 Gulf Drive, Unit 12, La Casa Costiera,
Holmes Beach, a 1,913 sfla 3bed/2.5bath/2car condo
built in 2005 was sold 10/31/05, La Casa Costiera LLC
to Maurio for $1,550,000; list $1,575,000.
6700 Gulf Drive, Unit 7, Gulf Place, Holmes Beach,
a 1,513 sfla /1,702 sfur 2bed/2bath condo built in 1976
was sold 11/01/05, Givens to Stephens for $1,450,000.
405 21st St. PlaceN., Bradenton Beach, a 2,332
sfla / 2,892 sfur 3bed/3bath/1car bayfront home built in
1973 on a 100x133 lot was sold 11/04/05, Wilson to
FLM Inc. for $1,295,000; list $1,395,000.
110 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, a 1,775 sfla /
2,316 sfur 3bed/3bath/2car triplex built in 1930 on a
75x145 lot was sold 11/03/05, Caltagirone to Tennison
for $1,100,000; list $1,250,000.
120 White Ave., Anna Maria, a 1,782 sfla / 3,425
sfur 3bed/2bath home built in 1951 on a 104x106 lot
was sold 11/01/05, Gryboski to Chatt for $985,000; list
622 Hampshire Lane, Holmes Beach, a 2,363 sfla
/ 3,071 sfur 3bed/3bath/2car canalfront pool home built
in 1967 on a 100x105 lot was sold 11/03/05, Davis to
Davis for $950,000.
407 73rd St., Holmes Beach, a 1,640 sfla / 3,644
sfur 3bed/2bath/1car pool home with deeded boat slip
built in 1994 on a 99x85 lot was sold 11/04/05, Reith
to Ellis for $849,000; list $849,000.
117 Peppertree Lane, Anna Maria, a 1,624 sfla /
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75x106 lot was sold 11/01/05, Lott to Galletto for
$788,000; list $788,000.
1800 Gulf Drive N., Unit 211, La Costa, Bradenton
Beach, a 952 sfla / 1,088 sfur 2bed/2bath condo built
in 1979 was sold 11/03/05, Becker to Chiacchierini for
6301 Holmes Blvd., Unit A, Turtle Crawl, Holmes
Beach, a 1,850 sfla 3bed/2.5bath/2car land condo built
in 2005 was sold 10/31/05, Island Restoration III LLC
to Kaleta for $682,700; list $795,000.
501 74th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,232 sfla/ 1,720
sfur 2bed/2bath/2car canalfront pool home built in 1957
on a 89x95 lot was sold 10/31/05, Stefantos to
Waliagha for $650,000.
2502 Gulf Drive N., Unit 205, Club Bamboo, Braden-
ton Beach, a 693 sfur 1bed/1bath condo built in 1975
was sold 11/02/05, Siefker to Stack for $585,000.
Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty
of Holmes Beach, can be reached at (941) 713-4755
direct, or at Gulf-Bay (941) 778-7244.
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B-2 M NOV. 23, 2005 M THE ISLANDER
What do dogs, cats think? And why can't we figure it out?
We humans are supposed to be the brightest light
on this planet we call Earth. Such as it is.
As the late-great Douglas Adams put it, "Out in
the uncharted backwater of the unfashionable end of
the Western Spiral arm of the galaxy lies a small
unregarded yellow sun. Orbiting this at a distance of
roughly 98 million miles is an utterly insignificant
little blue-green planet whose ape-descended life forms
are so amazingly primativ6 that they still think digital
watches are a pretty neat idea."
Gotta love that "Hitchhikers Guide To the Galaxy"
guy, even though the movie was awful.
Anyway, humans are supposed to be the Top Dog
around here. Numero Uno. Biggest with the Bestest
with the Mostest.
So if we're so smart, why can't we figure out how
dogs and cats think?
Hey, we've got them around us all the time.
They're our friends. They look at us with those big,
deep eyes and seem ,to say ...
"I'm an alien life form. I will soon eat your brain.
Resistance is futile."
Aw, no, not Fluffy or Spot!
I'll. admit I'm not too bright when it comes to
knowing much about our feline friends. I've had friends
who had friends who were cats. Sometimes we got
along. I remember a fun weekend where I was barely
able to overcome sneezing a lot while a cat decided
he would be my friend and tried to sleep on my chest
while I tried to behave in a sharing way to get my
sweetie to ... well, never mind.
Dogs are cool, mostly.
Dogs drool, bark, bite, dousual dog things. Maybe
it's a guy thing, but dogs make more sense to me, prob-
ably because that's what I know. Lots of scratching and
Or what I don't know, because after all these years
I still don't know what dogs think.
I've had huge dogs that were classed by many as
being the most vicious beasts known to man. Dober-
mans. Huge, bright-eared, white-teethed, awful dogs.
They were mostly wussies.
I'\e known small, cuddly, "oh, so cute" dogs that
even the Wicked Witch of the West would want to snug-
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Even now I've got a sweet, kind, gentle little dog,
loves to climb in your lap, gives little kisses, prances
around the house and, after he bites you, will be your
new best friend. Oh, and his bark is about the same fre-
quency and volume of a tugboat siren, which he seems
to do whenever the air moves. (Call me if you'd like
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But back to why dogs are especially weird. They're
meat eaters. Supposed to be, anyway. Descended from
long lines of meat-eating critters that go back to the
dinosaurs. So why is it that my little dog, with no
Change in his diet, no human food, no special anything,
suddenly decides that he wants to eatall the grass from
Common wisdom is that dogs eat grass so they
can throw up something that didn't agree with-them.
My little guy doesn't even puke after eating the grass.
Well, apparently it's in his nature, according to the
Apparently the biggest carnivores ever to have
roamed the planet ate grass, too. Researchers have dis-
covered that dinosaurs ate grass. This insight came
from studying fossilized dino droppings perhaps a
new career path for some of us?
Anyway, what has surprised the scientists more
than the fact that the dinos ate grass is the fact
that grass was around 275 to 65 million years ago..
Researchers thought that grass only dated back about
55 million years past.
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adding that the finding "shakes up what was known
about grass. We will have to rewrite our understand-
ing of its evolution. We may have to add grass to the
dioramas of dinosaurs we see in museums."
Grass, it seems, was thought to have evolved along
with what we now know of horses and camels. Now,
that's not the case the first grass grazers were prob-
New beach book
David McRee has just published a new book
About beaches, including Anna Maria Island. "Florida
Beaches, Finding Your Paradise on the Lower Gulf
Coast." It's a pretty nice guide to all things found on the
beach, both good and bad: Good sunning spots, nice
amenities, sting rays and rip tides.
McRee offers some personal tips that can only
come from actually going to most of the beaches, too,
always a nice touch in what is sometimes not a touchy-
feely vein of reporting these days. It's not surprising
he knows of what he writes, though, as he's a third-
generation native of Bradenton.
Consider these thoughts about the Manatee Public
"A concrete pier built for erosion control extends
for 150 feet or so into the Gulf. When I was a teen-
ager, we carried our surfboards out to the end of the
pier, threw them into the water and then leaped in and
climbed on. It saved us the arduous paddle through the
surf. Fishermen could always be found trying their lock
or skill from the pier, day and night. Times change,
though. The pier has been rebuilt after storm damage.
Now it has railing and warning signs. Jumping off the
pier is no longer tolerated. Progress."
The book includes maps, pictures and lots of help-
ful tips for beaches from Dunedin south to Marco
Island. Cost is $19.95, and it's available online at
Another bright spot to our north
There's a new light on the horizon just across
Tampa Bay from Anna Maria Island a new, 70-foot-
tall lighthouse on Tierra Verde near Fort Desoto.
The lighthouse is part of the Tampa Bay Watch
Marineand Education Center. a part of the very effec-
tive Tampa Bay Watch environmental organization.
The light was .\\ itched on last week, with an official
dedication ceremony set for Dec. 3.
Gotta love those lighthouses.
Got a nice note from John Moerk of Anna Maria
about last week's little history piece on hurricanes anid
Spaniards. Seems I bungled the tale a little bit: Juan
Ortiz (the correct spelling is like that, not my jumbled
"Ortez") was indeed rescued bi Hernando de Soto in
1539, but died during the expedition and never made
it back to Spain, contrary to what I stated. Sorry about
that, John, but thanks for the eaids-tip.
The Tampa Ba\ watch h Ilhlthou.se is the first such
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Kingfish and Spanish mackerel are out in the Gulf
of Mexico, but it appears to be a spotty run so far -
some fishers report good action, others are finding the
fishing disappointing. Seems to be the nature of the
fishing action: Some good days, some bad.
Other offshore action includes good snapper
catches in about 50 feet of water and some grouper and
an occasional cobia.
Backwater fishing for snook is good from Sarasota
Bay to Miguel Bay. Redfish are also a good bet, as
are catch-and-release trout. Sheepshead are thick near
any structures in the bays and especially good near the
Bill Lowman of Island Discount Tackle at Catch-
ers Marina in Holmes Beach said snook fishing has
been good of late, with the best action coming from
near the mangrove islands in Sarasota Bay. Longbar
Point is also a good spot to find the big linesiders,
as well as redfish on the lower tides. Offshore fishing
for snapper has been really hot, with some fish caught
in about 50 feet of water going better than 5 pounds.
There are also some nice-sized cobia coming back to
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he hammered the snook in Terra Ceia Bay
last week, catching legal-size fish to 27 inches in length.
He also caught a 20-plus pound grouper he released and
lots of catch-and-release trout.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said anglers
there are catching lots of sheepshead. Other than the
sheepies, and despite the fact that there's plenty of bait
moving around the pier, other fishing action is slow, he
Jesus Rosario at the Anna Maria City Pier said
sheepies are the best bet at the pier, too, plus a few
flounder catches and some drum, snapper and keeper-
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House
said he's hearing of a lot of small snook being
caught, with a few keepers mixed in. Snapper have
apparently moved away from the dock for a while,
but redfish and reds are being reeled in from just out-
side of the dock's channel.
At.Perico Island Bait and Tackle, reports include
redfish on the lower tides around Perico Island, plus
some snook just outside of the marina's channel on
higher tides. There have also been some catch-and-
release trout hookups.
At Skyway Bait and Tackle, reports include lots
of redfish being caught in Miguel Bay, with a good
tip being to work the mullet schools for the big spot-
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Skyway Bridge area.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's said he's seeing signs of a "good pelagic run
going on. Numerous Spanish mackerel, cobia and some
scattered kingfish catches have been made this week off
Island beaches. There have also been sharks, grouper
and huge ladyfish in the mix." Inshore angling for Capt.
Zach is still producing some good snook, redfish and
jack crevalle on whitebait, although shrimp have been
the ticket for sheepshead and black drum.
On my boat Magic, we caught mangrove snapper
to 20 inches, one cobia and several triggerfish offshore.
In the.backwater, we caught redfish and snook to 30
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B4 3 NOV. 23, 2005 M THE ISLANDER
All-star action, awards ceremony top Island soccer season
By Kevin Cassidy
Another season of soccer has come to an end on
Anna Maria Island, marking the 31st Island soccer
season for Island players. Congratulations to all of the
players, coaches and parents of the Anna Maria Island
state and Division III Air & Energy for their champion-
The league held is awards ceremonies for the top
Anna Maria Island Community
Center Soccer League final
Division I (ages 12-14)
:1. Ben Valdivieso
2. Cory Wash
3. Joey Hutchinson
4. Martine Miller
5. Celia Ware
6. Heldino Gomez
7. Matt Bauer
/ 8. Broderick West
9. Jordan Sebastiano
9. Blake Wilson
10. Max Marnie
10. Billy Alstrom
Division II (ages 10-11)
1. Chandler Hardy
2. Paulo Fonseca
3. Alex Hall
4. Giorgio Gomez
5. Daniel Pimental
6. Austin Wash
6. Julian Botero
7. Danny Krosroskia
7. Wyatt Hoffman
7. Jordan Hinton
Division III (ages 8-9)
1. Joel Hart
2. Adam Hart
2. Ryan Gilman
3. Andrew Crowton
4. Max Moneuse
5. Connor Field
6. Hunter Parrish
6. Josh Zawistoski
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three divisions on Nov. 12 at the Center with each divi-
sion-winning team being awarded first-place trophies.
In addition, individual awards were handed out in each
division, which included the prestigious Dennis Grand-
stad League MVP, the Kenny Randall Sportsmanship
Award, the Female MVP and the newly established
Goalie of the Year award.
The goalie of the year award was established to
encourage kids to want to play goalie and to reward
those that are crazy enough to do so willingly! Long-
boat Observer goalie Christina Papazian, West Coast
Surf Shop goalie Peyton Phillips and Cannons Marina
goalie Nick Papazian were the worthy recipients of this
Female most valuable players were Ally Titsworth
of Mr. Bones, Hailey Dearlove of West Coast Surf
Shop and Claudia Heinz of Mike Norman Realty.
The winners of the Kenny Randall Sportsmanship
Award are Longboat Observer's Billy Alstrom, Molly
Stoltfus of West Coast Surf Shop and Josh Zawistoski
of Danziger Allergy & Sinus.
There were a few surprises in awarding the
Dennis Grandstad league MVP trophies, but not in
Division III. Joel Hart, who tallied 28 goals while
leading his Air & Energy team to the Division III
title was the runaway winner. Division II winner
Paulo Fonseca of the Division II champion Island
Real Estate team won the award despite finishing
second on his "team" in scoring behind league scor-
ing-leader Chandler Hardy.
Division I MVP went to Joey Hutchinson of
last place LaPensee Plumbing. This was a tight race
between league scoring leader Ben Valdivieso, who
scored 36 goals, Cory Wash of league winner Mr.
Bones, who finished with 27 goals, and Hutchinson,
who was the third leading scorer in Division I with 27
Once again, congratulations to all of the award
winners and all of the players, coaches and parents who
participated in the Center league.
Ally Titsworth of Division I Mr. Bones, Hailey Dear-
love of Division II West Coast Surf Shop and Claudia
Heinz of Division III Mike Norman Realty won female
most valuable player awards for their stellar play this
Navy defeated Orange 5-4 on Nov. 12 to win the
Division I all-star game behind three goals from Brod-
erick West. Heldino Gomez and Max Marnie each
notched one goal for the winners. Other Navy all-stars
are Sean Edwards, Jason Rappe, Austin Martin, Darrin
Phillips, Daniel Landesberg and Whitney Bauer.
Ben Valdivieso, Kyle Aritt,, Blake Wilson and Matt
Bauer each scored one goal to lead the Orange team in
the loss. Orange team members include Nash Thomp-
son, Celia Ware, Jordan Sebastiano, Donna Barth and
In the Division II all-star game, Navy prevailed
by a 3-1 score over Orange. Paulo Fonseca, Hailey
Dearlove and Danny Krokroskia each notched one
goal to lead the Navy to victory. Josh Schmidt, Court-
ney Schmidt, Joey Garbus, Mallory Kosfeld, Jordan
Hinton, Jerry Meyer and Peyton Phillips rounded out
the Navy all-stars.
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Old Bridge Village Bay Drive South on Sarasota Bay.
T\ o speccaculir 3 b/r, 3 bath furnished apartment -on Sarasota Bay.
S%\eeping afterr views with pr-iate boat lshps. lap pool, garden magic. Great
room-, sarnng \\ indovws, high ceilings, open plan kitchens, granite tops.
Top-of-the-line appliances, baths with double sinks, s alk-in closets.
One block from white sand Coquina beach and historic Bridge Street shops.
Tortuga Inn Beach Resort 1325 Gulf Drive North
Six new condo/hotel urni.shed apartments for sale with construction pric-
ing. 2 b/r, 2 bath fumrihed apartments with March 2006 Occupancy. Three
resale Gulf View etffciency & 2 b/r, 2 bath furnished units with cash flow.
Beach-to-Bay with boat slips, pools, spas in lush tropical garden setting.
Professionally managed by Resort Quest, with excellent rates and occupancy
Tradewinds-Resort 1603 Gulf Drive North
T\vo extraordniary condo/hotel apartments for resale. Charming 1 b/r, 1.bath
furnished apartments with immediate occupancy Beach-to-Bay with Bay.
Front pool and fishing pier. Professionallv managed by Resort Quest, with
excellent rates and occupancy
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GULF VIEWS FROM $349,900 to $984,900
IMPERIAL HOUSE: Nicely turnkey furnished 2 bedroom condo with
Gulf views from the porch. Just across the street from your own
private beach. Heated pool, clubhouse, fishing pier and patio on
bay All his for $349,900.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE: Beautifully decorated 3BR/2BA townhome
with two-car garage and peaks of the Gulf from the large open porches.
Community pool, weekly rentals and large pets welcome! $650,000.
BRIDGEPORT: Full Gulf view of your own beach from this light and
bright turnkey furnished condo (2BR/2BA) facing directly west from the
2nd floor. Building has elevator and heated pool. Pet OK. $669,000.
MARTINIQUE SOUTH: The penthouse view from this magnifi-
cently upgraded and furnished sixth floor condo. Views from every
room! Gulffront, heatedpool, clubhouse, tennis, garage and Cadillac
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Alex Hall led the Orange effort with one goal in
the loss. Other Orange all-stars include Jack Titsworth,
Daniel Pimental, Savannah Schield, Jonah Castor,
Taylor Wilson, Jake Rappe, Kyle Crum, Elijah Clay-
Chapman and Savannah Hendrickson.
The Division III all-star game ended in a 2-2 tie.
Ryan Gilman paced the Orange team with two goals,
while Max Moneuse and Andrew Crowton each scored
one goal to lead the Navy team. Other Orange all-stars
include Connor Field, Trevor Albers, Arianna Collins,
Philip Dudevoir, Samantha Purnell, Peyton Hinton,
Claudia Hynds, Rip Shaffer, Morgan Greig, Logan
Reiber and Jake Parsons.
Navy all stars included Hunter Parrish, Neil Carper,
Sam Azmi, Sterling Louw, Nick Papazian, Robby Offi-
cer, Blaine Jenefsky, Josh Zawistosky, Shayna Dan-
ziger, Kelly Stewart and Madison Driscoll.
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Rare 5BR/3.5BA, across from beach access
with spacious, open floor plan. Large kitchen
with breakfast bar. Master suite on main floor.
Tile floors, screened lanai and a large open
deck great for tanning! Oversized four-car
Larry Albert Tropical
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Division II champion Island Real Estate: Megan Chambers, Paulo Fonseca,
Joseph Garbus, Chandler Hardy, Mallory Kosfeld, Max Miller, Elijah Pellegren,
Courtney Schmidt, Josh Schmidt and Austin Wash. Coach: Scott Lindsey.
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dence in just over 1,800 sf. A fabulous porcelain-tile rooftop entertainment level provides
a 270 degree panorama with spectacular Gulf vistas. There are G A b '., r,r,:'n duI Iri'
and dining areas as well. Gourmet chefs will adore the custom, solid wood cherry cabi-
nets and the tile countertop with top-of-the-line appliances. Everything awaits the most
discriminating owner;, elevator, hurricane protection, two-car garage, even a beautifully
planted courtyard with a key lime tree. This isTHE pied-a-terre at the beach for the world
traveler $1,279,000. Call the Islanders, Chris and John, at (941) 778-6066.
B-6 0 NOV. 23. 2005 U THE ISLANDER
LTD MORTGAGE INC.
The Oldest Mortgage Co. on Anna Maria Island
Linda G. Davis Ted E. Davis
Licensed Mortgage Brokers
Conforming and jumbo loans.
1st and 2nd mortgages.
SNo closing cost home equity lines of credit.
100% purchase money mortgages.
Residential and commercial mortgages.
Private money available for those
502 72nd Street
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3/2 & 1/1.Walk to Beach or shopping. Located
on quiet street with beautiful landscaping and an
updated exterior. Lots of curb appeal. Tile throughout
both units and updated bathrooms. Great invest-
ment. New air handler in 3BR. $615,000. Principals
only, call 807-5626 or 735-5375.
Sandcastle Lonoominlums UITr Tront, J Deo, .GUIt to Bay braaenton Deacn .lIUD ~onoos,
2 bath, with pool, covered parking, & elevator. Townhomes & Flats available from $689,000-
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Srj.-itledj between beautiful Bean Point and
b..Ii,'nt Park. Offered at $735,000. Call
SSrrnpranie Bell, Broker. (941) 920-5156.
s0P1 GREAT LOCATION. GREAT BEACH ACCESS!
0tfl0' Anna Maria Village. Short stroll to the beach.
Listed at $745,000. Call Frank Migliore
1 778-2307 or Stephanie Bell .920-5156.
SAATTENTION WATERFRONT INVESTORS!
The Tarpon Lodge on Terra Ceia Bay. 1.3
~ acres with direct access to bay and over 355
feet on the water. Asking price $1,400,000.
S- For specifics call Stephanie Bell, Broker
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IMMACULATE KEY WEST STYLE HOME
Quiet location on a great cul-de-sac just three blocks from the beach. 3BR/2BA,
screened deck, eat-in kitchen, dining room, office area, rec room, workshop,
oversized two-car garage, room for a large pool, great location! $875,000.
CENTRAL LOCATION IN ANNA MARIA
.- Completely renovated throughout, beautiful tongue-
"'- i" and-groove cathedral ceilings, great attention to
detail, large garage with room for water toys!
GREAT VALUE! HOUSE & DEEDED BOAT SLIP
Great winter residence or potential to build up.
Open and bright, room for a pool, just three short
blocks from the beach and steps from your boat
LONGBOAT KEY CANALFRONT
Elevated 3BR/2BA home with wonderful open-
beam ceilings, new flooring, new dock, short walk
tothe beach, botanical park and restaurant. Hurry!
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6101 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217 MARIANNE CORRELL
941-778-6066 1-877-778-6066 cell 941-725-7799 REALTOR
The Big Picture.
It's All About the Real Estate.
ISLAND LIVING Short walk to the beach,
nice 2BR/2BA, one-car garage and room for
a pool. $659,000.
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SUN PLAZA WEST CONDO Steps to the
beach. 2BR/2BA fumished. Pool, tennis, spa
and elevator. $659,000.
TIFFANY PLACE CONDO. Remodeled and
very beautiful. View of the Gulf from patio
and the master bedroom. $810,000.
NEW CONSTRUCTION 2,200 sf of living
space, pool and elevator. Call for more
BEAUTIFUL 4BR/3BA HOME on North
Shore Drive, with view of Tampa Bay. Brazil-
ian Teak hardwood floors and granite coun-
ters. The beach is steps away. $1,200,000.
NORTH POINT HARBOR: Beautiful
3BR/2.5BA pool home. On canal with dock
and boat lift. $1,425,000.
Call Marianne, a top producer at Island Real Estate
HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL!
603 & 605 North Point Drive
North Point Harbour
1-3pm Sat.- Nov. 26
Noon-3pm Sun. Nov. 27
779-0202 (800) 732-6434
REAL ESTATE LLC
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 www.suncoastinc.com
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simply the Best
large lot for expansion or pool. $849,000.
FABUKEY ROYALE Faces bayou. Remodeled 3BR/2BA,with
tile throughout, new carpet in bedrooms, new appli-
ances, new kitchen and bathrooms. Canal end. Very
large lot for expansion or pool. $849,000.
spectacular views of Gulf, dunes and seaoats. Very
large 2BR/3BA,.2,400 sf.
CUTE AS A BUTTON Remodeled 2BR/2BA.
Short walk to beach. Tile floors throughout, large
living room and heated pool. $665,000.
CORTEZ VILLAGE Adorable cottage located in
historic fishing village. Hardwood floors. Large
garage/workshop. Rarely available ... don't delay!
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GREAT LOCATION five minutes to the beach.
55-plus park where you own the land. "Triple-Wide"
2BR/2BA. Large enclosed lanai. A lot for the money
$120 000 -
CANALFRONT VILLA WITH BOAT DOCK
Comfortably furnished and ready to move into or-rent
out. Conveniently located near shopping, restaurants,
tennis and library. $399,000.
BAYFRONT Large 2BR 2BA with rmothei-i-il-la.:v
apartment. New dock and sailboat water. Zoned
duplex. Over 10,000 sf. $1,275,000:
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S* "Wonderful floor plan.
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S2BR/2BA each floor.
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mint juleps. Enjoy as is
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Realty INC HOLMES BEACH
GREAT CANALFRONT VALUE IN LONGBOAT KEY 3BR/2BA
home with wonderful open-beam ceilings, new flooring, new dock,
no bridges to bay. Short walk to beach, botanical park and a great
restaurant. Build up for bay views! $789,000.
GREAT LOCATION! IMMACULATE HOME! 3BR/2.5BA home just
three blocks from the beach on a highly desirable cul-de-sac.
Screened deck, eat-in kitchen, office nook, rec room, workshop,
huge garage and room for a great pool in a wonderful neighborhood.
Must see! $875,000.
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GREAT VALUE! HOME WITH DEEDED BOAT SLIP Ground
level 2BR/1BA home. in a quiet neighborhood. Bright and airy
with an open floor plan. Short walk to the beach and just
steps from your boat. Great winter residence or investment/
renovation potential. Priced to sell at $575,000.
BRADENTON LOT 53x118 lot on Riverview Boulevard. Views of
the river and, convenient to everything. Owner has plans to build a
5,040 sf under roof boasting 3,243 sf under air home on the lot. Can
choose builder, price is for lot. $385,000.
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recently renovated duplex. Don't miss this one! 6BR/4BA and plenty
of room for TWO pools! Call today for more details! $799,000.
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remodeled home located iri Anna Maria. Granite counter tops, wood
floors brand new carpet .i:,.. righ in $765.000
GREAT TWO FAMILY vacation home/duplex with heated pool!
Two spacious and tastefully decorated sun-filled- units upstairs
and 2,400 sf of bonus storage with garages below. A very short
walk to a beautiful beach!.All combine to make this a coastal
living classic. $925,000.
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STEPS TO THE BEACH! Spacious 2BR/2BA turnkey furnished
condo. Heated pool, rooftop sundeck with great views, excellent
rental history with no rental restrictions! A must see. $599,000.
THE ISLANDER 0 NOV. 23. 2005 B-7
REAL ESTATE LLC
HOLMES BEACH POOL HOME
3BR/2BA. Updated home just steps to prime beach.
Split-plan, Corian, new windows, baths and kitchen.
Large, heated, caged pool. $1,295,000.
ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT HOME
4BR/3BA in Anna Maria city. Miles of beautiful walk-
ing beach. Gulf side deck and gazebo. Riparian rights.
Area of renewal and new housing. View of Gulf, bay,
Egmont Key and Skyway bridge. $2,650,000.
GULF PLACE CONDO
3BR/2BA Central Holmes Beach turnkey furnished
condo. Views of Gulf. Tennis, heated pool, beautiful
beach. Excellent rental with liberal rental policy.
HOLMES BEACH GULFFRONT HOME
Gorgeous home with incomparable Gulf views. Reno-
vated. Large GULFFRONT lot. Inground pool, deck-
ing, beautifully landscaped, fruit trees. Spectacular!
PERICO ISLAND CONDO
2BR/2BA turnkey furnished. Close to Island beaches.
Heated pool, tennis, clubhouse/fitness room. Carport.
Short drive to shopping and restaurants. $359,000.
LAKESIDE VILLAGE GREEN VILLA
2BR/2BA large, Village Green condo. Lovely view of
lake, beautiful birds. Close to gazebo, pavilion and
pool. Quiet, residential area. $399,000.
KEY ROYALE CANALFRONT
3BR/3BA home with direct access to Tampa Bay. Ren-
ovated kitchen, master suite opens onto large, caged
pool Low maintenance yard, fruit trees, dock, tile roof.
NORTH POINT HARBOUR
2BR/2BA Canal home. New seawall.Dock, boat lift.
Direct access to Intracoastal waterway. Vaulted ceil-
ing, eat-in kitchen; ceramic tile, community pool and
GULFFRONT WATER'S EDGE
2BR/2A Gulffront condo. Turnkey furnished. Updated.
ceramic tile. Excellent mid-Island location. Pool,
secured lobby, under-building parking. $995,000.
ISLAND'S FINEST COMMUNITY
4BR/3BA North Point Harbour. Lap pool, waterfall
and hot tub. New seawall, dock, fruit trees,
vaulted ceiling, deck, French doors. Multi-car garage.
BIMINI BAY BAYFRONT HOME
4BR/3BA.. Custom kitchen, ceramic tile, master
bedroom/fireplace and jacuzzi. Brick patio, heated
pool, lush landscaping. Two docks/davits, sprinkler
system/well. Hurricane film, two-car garage/reinforced
GULFFRONT HOME & GUEST COTTAGE
3BR/2.5BA and 1BR/1BA guest house. Secluded,
on one of Anna Maria's finest beaches. Nicely ren-
ovated, furnished, vaulted ceiling. French doors,
fireplace,security shutters, garage. $3,650,000.
SUN PLAZA WEST CONDO
2BR/2BA Turnkey furnished corner unit. Gulf view.
Secured entry, pool, tennis. Beautiful white sand
beach. Close to shopping and restaurants. $729,000.
GULFFRONT HOLMES BEACH CONDO
1BR/1.5BA seaside beach house condo. Turnkey fur-
nished. Sautillo tile. Gorgeous view of the Gulf. Beau-
tiful beach. Excellent rental. $799,900.
WONDERFUL WESTBAY COVE
2BR/2BA condo. Light, bright corner unit. Close
to pool. Ceramic tile, shutters and glass enclosed
lanai. Near bank, doctors, shopping and restaurants.
From $700 / month
Condos/Homes: $500 week / $1,000 month
779-0202 (800) 732-6434
REAL ESTATE LLC
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
iHjolmes BeachI 'Foradsa 3.42 17* su a1trtfc.cqm^
B-8 M NOV. 23. 2005 TIHE ISLANDER
HENRY LINK: FIVE-piece living room set. White-wash
wicker with pastel floral cushions. $800. (941) 778-9691.
WOODEN DINING TABLE with green legs, four matching
chairs, upholstered seats, nice, $250. Bedroom set, king
headboard, two night stands, nine-drawer dresser, mirror,
white-washed. Like new, $400. Small rattan table with round
glass top and two chairs. $80. Call (941) 778-3231.
DICKENS VILLAGE, DEPT 56 assorted porcelain pieces
in original boxes, ideal for collectors or Christmas gifts.
Various prices. Call (941) 779 1009 or (941) 773 4757.
AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and pur-
chase online: www.jackelka.com.
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.
LONGBOAT KEY HISTORY "From Calusas to Condomini-
ums" by Ralph B. Hunter. Signed copies available at The
Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. (941) 778-7978.
DOG CAGE, $40; tanning bed, new bulbs, $800. Call
Paige, (941) 798-3448.
AMI KIWANIS CLUB fruit sale. Mail-order, just in time for
the holidays. $31-$46 for a bushel of navels, red grape-
fruit, tangelos and more. And no shipping fee. Call to order
or to receive an order form. (941) 778-3411.
ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30am-2pm Tuesday,
Thursday, 9am-noon Saturday. Xmas decorations and
sale racks. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. (941) 779-2733.
MULTI-FAMILY YARD sale: 8am-2pm. Saturday,
Nov.26. Furniture, household items, lots of plants. 505
69th St. Holmes Beach.
ESTATE SALE: 9am-2pm, Saturday, Nov 26. Armand Mar-
seilles 22" doll. 1900s oak corner cupboard, six chairs, round
dining table, commode, chest and dresser, pine wash stand,
1920s telephone table and wardrobe, sad irons, Scottie
items, oil lamps, fishing gear, coffee and end table set. Small
entertainment center, TV, stereo, grill, bells, lamps, prints,
pewter, stemware, set of dishes, men's jewelry, clothes dryer,
yard tools, linens and kitchen. Sale by Julie McClure. 608
North Shore Dr., Anna Maria.
YARD SALE: 8am-4pm, Saturday, Nov. 26. 715 Holly
Road. Anna Maria.
GARAGE SALE: Four families with great taste! 8am,
Saturday, Nov. 26. Adult and children's clothes, toys,
Christmas. 306 63rd St., Holmes Beach.
TWO LARGE FLEA MARKETS: 8AM-4PM, Saturday. Niki's
Gifts and Islander Market Antiques, 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach, next to Time Saver, across from Martinique. Essence
of Time Antiques, corner of Gulf Drive and Holmes Boulevard,
Holmes Beach.Tons of collectibles, jewelry, furniture, antiques,
glassware, art, books, bric-brac, fun stuff. Think Xmas.
BACK STREET BASH: Outdoor sale. Holmes Boulevard
and Gulf Drive. Holmes Beach. Old and new stuff. Furniture,
linens, jewelry. Bargain prices. 9am -? Saturday, Nov. 26.
LOST WATCH: Sentimental. Black alligator band with
gold bezel. Lost between funeral home and Island
Shopping Center. Reward. (941) 778-7642.
RON'S SURF KAYAKING School: Free introductory
lesson for rolling and playing in the surf. Call 778-4123.
KARATE ON THE Island: Ages four through
adult. Call (941) 807-1734 or visit
REWARD FOR information in the Waterfront Restaurant
arson fire: Call the State Fire Marshal, Bureau of Fire &
Arson Investigations in Tampa, (813) 890-1904.
BUTTERFLY PARK BENEFIT: Purchase a personal-
ized brick in the Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park.
Two lines, $40. Three lines, $50. Pick up form at The
Islander or call (941) 518-4431 for more information.
FREE GUN LOCK. Yes, free. Just for the asking. Cour-
tesy of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission. Free at The Islander newspaper office, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Don't be sorry, be safe.
GUARDIAN AD LITEM volunteers needed: A guardian ad.
litem is a trained volunteer appointed by the court.to repre-
sent and advocate for the best interest of children who have
been abused, abandoned or neglected. Make a positive
impact! Call (941) 744-9473 or visit www.12circuitgal.org.
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)
ADULT CATS in desperate need of loving homes.
All are current on vaccines. All applicants screened.
Please, call (941) 922-0774.
KITTENS AND MOM: Five-month-old kittens, orange-
and-white tiger, calico. Have been tested/shots/spayed/
microchipped, locally fostered. Only $35 to good home.
Julie, (941) 720-1411.
HEAVY-DUTY MOTORCYCLE trailer. $550. (941) 778-3897.
1993 MAZDA MX-5 Miata. $81,000 miles. $4,800.
27-FOOT CARVER twin 190-hp Mercruiser. Runs
great, good for fishing, Ceranfield, air conditioning,
water heater, shower, head, new batteries, stereo and
much more! $10,000, or best offer. (941) 778-1565.
1992 BAYLINER 26-foot deck boat. All safety equip-
ment. New Bimini. 175-hp Mercury. Power trim,
slip available on Anna Maria Island. $9,250. (720)
940-6761 or (941) 778-2951.
LET'S GO FISHING! Call Capt. Mike Heistand on the char-
ter boat "Magic." Full or half day backwater fishing. USCG
licensed. Ice, bait, tackle provided. (941) 723-1107.
FISH FOR REDFISH, Snook and Trout with
InshoreSlam.com Captain Jim Savaglio. License, bait and
tackle included. (941) 238-7597 or (813) 477-7657.
NOW HIRING ALL positions. Rotten hours, rotten pay.
Apply at Rotten Ralph's Waterfront Restaurant, 902 S.
Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, or call (941) 778-3953.
BUSY BISTRO hiring full- or part-time hostess and
servers for lunch, Sunday brunch and dinner. Wednes-
day-Sunday. Sous chef, prep person and dishwasher
needed, will train. Apply to Chef Damon, 5406 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach, or call (941) 778-5320.
HAIR STYLIST NEEDED: Booth rental $120/week. Close to
beach on Cortez Road. Please call 761-8410 or 730-9906.
OFFICE POSITION FOR busy electrical contracting
company. Buying, inventory and billing experience
required. Knowledge of electrical parts a plus. Multi-
tasking. Call (941) 778-4454.
SALES & RENTALS
419 Pine Ave., Anna Maria FL 34216 PO Box 2150 *(941) 778-2291
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294
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maple cabinets, almond colored appliances, and '
a handy breakfast bar. Sliding glass doors open
onto a breezy and spacious waterside lanai.There is a seawalled canal with boat doc
direct bay and Gulf access with no bridges! Other amenities include a bright, southerly
sprinkler system, citrus tree and a new heat pump. Drop anchor here for only $839,0
spacious kitchen with stainless steel appliances,.
breakfast bar, and sunny Florida room with built-in '."
cabinets. Other features include a formal dining I .' *'. S
area, textured ceilings, Die-top vanities, and a
sunny patio with plenty of room for a. pool. There is a sprinkler system, and lus
landscaping. Best of all, the sparkling Gulf of Mexico is only a short stroll awa
away at the secluded north end, this choice property is priced at $799,900, furnish
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VILLAGE GREEN HOME Near 75th and COUNTRY VILLAGE CONDO 55+
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private tropical landscaped back ydrd. Offered
at $949,000. Contact Mel Neely 809-5565
Sunset Terrace Condo. I E1P plus special sleeping room
Turnkey furnished, direct beach front, condo with heated
pool ilnere, al S720 000 Corioci Mel 1el ly 809-5565
or Ed Kir 737-6320
Gul sunsels from this Bradenton Beach duplex. 2BP 2BA over
a 1BR/1BA with second bedroom possible. Updated, new
deck, i00 leel io Deocri. Onered oi 3538 000 Contact Ted
Schlegel 518-6117 or Barry Gould 448-5500.
One house back from boy in Brodenton Beach. Hola or lear do,:,n Adoable, totally renovated Bradenton Beach duplex, two bic,:E'
and build your dream house with bay views. 50 x 100 lot to beach. 2BR/2BA plus 1BR/1 BA. Beautifully landscaped
with street access from east and west. Small noij.e rnow wir with large water feature. Turnkey furnished, Offered at
annual tenant. Offered at $595,000. Contact Barry Gould $688,000. Contact Ted Schlegel 518-6117 or Barry Gould
448-5500 or Tedl Sr rigel 518-6i 17. 448-5500.
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lurrnkee rurnrised Onered ol r 53 000 Contcii Tea Scrilegel level with.massive beach front patio near heated pool offered at
518-6117 or Barry Gould 448-5500 $2,700,000 and one, first floor up, south end unit with wrap
around decks offered at $1,950,000. Secure garage parking.
www.palmgables.com. Contact Barry Gould 448-5500 or Ted
Siam Garden Resort Condos in Anna Mana. Severoi unis ieN NEWUSLNG!Tropical Sunset n HolmesBeach. 1.400s.2B 2BA
starting at $210,000. Mostly 1BR/IBA units with outstanding condowih gorgousGuiewfromliving room anddosedinscreened
income history. One 2BR/1 BA left. On-site rental office. Huge lanai. PnoramicGulfandbayviewsfromlargerooFopdeck,bealfully
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ContactBarry Gould 448-5500 or Ted Schlegel 518-6117. 'Barry Gould 448-5500 orTed Schgel 518-6117.
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HELP WA~hib ---.SERVICES Continued'
ALL KITCHEN POSITIONS: Sous chef, prep, dishwasher
-- will train right person. Apply to Chef Damon, 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 Library. Duties
include checking books in/out, reshelving, and generally assist-
ing library patrons. Call Eveann Adams, (941) 779-1208.
SPENCER'S SKIM SCHOOL for beginners and inter-
mediates. 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.
NEED A BABY-SITTER, pet-sitter or dog walker?
13-year-old eighth-grade girl, very responsible. Great
with animals and kids. Call Kendall, (941) 779-9783.
WANT AN IRISH baby-sitter? Responsible, experi-
- enced 15-year old. Red Cross babysitting and first-aid
certified. Call Gemma, (941) 447-9657.
SANDBAGS DELIVERED: Be prepared. Local teen will
make and deliver sandbags to your Island residence.
Spencer, (941) 778-0944 to order.
DOG WALKER, PET sitter, child sitter and odd jobs.
Tenth-grader, available after school and weekends.
Zach, (941) 779-9783.
3101 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(941) 778-6696 Office
Kathy Caserta (941) 778-4364 Fax
Realtor, GRI, CRS 1-800-367-1617 Toll-Free
Realtor, (941) 778-6943 Home
S(941) 704-2023 Cell
Y our Island
S ',. 2BR.1BA. Iglht,
.:'-:.. brir, b a l, wonderful
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4I settin,, bOt
sunbathe, dine or shop nearby. Paradise is yours
now! Two-week minimum rentals. $425,000.
Call Laura McGeary '
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, Inc MLS
i hidden Lake Condo
Brand new! Move in now! No long construction wait.
Beautifully appointed large 2BR on lake near pool. $347,000.
Call Bobye Chasey, Chasey Realty.
DUPLEX One block to beach. 1 BR/1 BA each
side. Remodeled 2004. $599,000. Call Mike
Carleton, Realtor, 737-0915, or Michel Cerene,
.,broker 545-9591 evenings.
5910 Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK
Web sie: wwiA.smithreallors.com
BABYSITTING, RED Cross first-aid and babysitter cer-
tified. Call Alex, (941) 778-5352.
CNA NURSING CARE: Housecleaning, cooking,doctor
appointments. Local references. $18/hour. (941)
778-4284 or (941) 705-1191.
LOCAL CAREGIVER: I can offer loving, reliable, live-in
care for your loved one. Excellent references. Please,
call (239) 595-9964. Thank you.
AFFORDABLE "ALTERNATIVE" HEALTH care. Many
home remedies that really work. Stress relief, flu relief,
muscle aches, etc. The Aromaporium Bradenton Outlet
Mall. West Manatee Avenue. (941)483-3935. Since
MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, patio gardens, trim-
ming, clean-up, edgings, maintenance. Hard-working and
responsible. Excellent references. Edward (941) 778-3222.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine Car
Service. Serving the Islands. (941) 778-5476.
COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your computer
misbehaving? Certified computer service and private les-
sons. Special $40/hour. Free advice. (941) 545-7508.
ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING for great results,
wash away mildew, dirt, salt. Thorough, reasonable,
reliable. Free estimates, licensed, insured. (941)
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Tropical Sunset Spacious turnkey furnished 2BR/2BA
condo just steps from the beach!! Pool, rooftop sundeck,
storage, covered parking, and a great rental history with
no restrictions! A great value at $599,000.
Call Jesse Brisson Broker Associate, GRI (941) 713-4755
CONNECT-ICON Your local computer specialist. Expe-
rienced certified technician for communication elec-
tronics offers wireless and cable networks, upgrades,
maintenance, repairs, tutoring and training. Call
Robert, (941) 778-3620.
ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodeling,
repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths. Free esti-
mates. License #CGCO61519, #CCC057977, #PE0020374.
Insured. Accepting MasterCard/Visa. (941) 720-0794.
CALL DAN'S RESCREEN for your free estimate today.
Affordable rates, quality work guaranteed. Pool cages,
lanais, windows, doors. Call (941) 713-5333.
SANDY'S CLEANING SERVICE: Exceptional cleaning
and decorating island references available. For unbeat-
able service, call 798-9484.
CLEANING BY HELENE: Honest, reliable. Excellent
references. Reasonable rates. Free estimates, call
APPLIANCE & AC DOCTORS: We repair air condition-
ers, refrigerator, washer/dryer, oven, garbage disposal,
other household items. Honest, dependable. 20-plus
years experience. (941) 650-9293.
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windowsws 2B '2B, plus unility room
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compile ,,el ..:loe r restaurant anrd shopping' $890 000
Call Sue Carlson I'
An Island Place Realry
411 Pine Ave Anna Maria
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PROFESSIONAL I.T. SERVICES: Complete com-
puter solutions for business and home. Installation,
repairs, upgrades, networking, Web services, wireless
services. Richard Ardabell, network engineer, (941)
778-5708, or cell (216) 509-1945.
MR. BILLS HOME REPAIR/maintenance service. Over
30 years experience, self-employed in construction
trades. "I'm handy to have around." (941) 778-4561.
RANDY'S REMODELING SERVICE: Carpentry, drywall, fin-
ishing, windows, door installation, texture. (941) 320-2506.
TWO DUDES with tools: Tile, trim, cabinets, painting,
drywall, glass block, brick, stonework and more! Many
references. Call now! (941) 812-4269 or 448-6961.
SCOTT'S HELPING HANDS: Handyman service. How
may I help you? 306-9767.
MUSIC LESSONS! Flute, saxophone, clarinet. Beginning
to advanced. Contact Koko Ray, (941) 792-0160.
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigeration.
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. CAC184228.
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 appoint-
ment, (941) 795-0887. MA#0017550.
TILE AND MOSAIC custom installation, 20 years expe-
rience. References available. For a reasonable price,
call Sebastian, (941) 704-6719.
RANDY'S REMODELING SERVICE: Carpentry, dry-
wall, finishing, windows, door installation, texture. (941)
Ready to Build?
You would want a good set o-f plans!
Suncoast Residential Design
Quick Service Fair Prices Excellent Work
Additions are our specialty
25 years experience
MARKEY REALTY & ASSOCIATES
COLLEGE GRADUATE MOTHER: Language, Span-
ish. Will teach conversational or advanced Spanish
to groups or individuals at home or your choice of
location. Recently retired, reasonable rates. Call (941)
778-2215 for appointment.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and com-
mercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, landscaping,
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.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call (941) 807-1015.
CLOUD 9 LANDSCAPING: Top quality lawn and land-
scape maintenance. Now accepting new accounts at
great rates. Please call (941) 778-2335 or 284-1568.
HOLMES LAWN MAINTENANCE: Servicing your total
lawn, site clean up, tree work, palm trees. Call us
today! (941) 812-9146 or (941) 812-3583.
PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and installa-
tion. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and trees. Irriga-
tion. Everything Under the Sun Garden Centre, 5704
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. (941) 778-4441.
SHELL DELIVERED and spread. $42/yard. Hauling: 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.
STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE: Installs, clean-ups,
shell, rock, palms, aquascapes, tree work. Truck for
hire, move anything. Shark Mark (941) 727-5066.
220' of ICW Waterfront
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40-foot dock. pool. Jacuz. 1,900.t sr noT-aed. f~-ep.i. \i-rypri'ate
comer double lot. GolM Key Reat. 1,5.95,000. 778-7459
FOR SALE BY OWNER
POPULAR NORTH BEACH VILLAGE with its unique park-like
setting and open airy floor plan. Two-car attached garage with
large utility room. Two decks, plus nice screened porch: Unit
#52 turnkey furnished. Offered at $695,000.
CALL JOHN ZIRZOW 778-9171
Real Estae Agents For Today's Market
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Perfect duplex for investors or live in oneyourself. One block
from beach, two blocks from bay. The west unit is 2BR/2BA,
the east unit is 3BR/2BA. Built to 1996 hurricane standards.
Great storage. on ground floor. Offered at $749,900.
Maggie Hutter & Jo Rutstein
Maggie: 941 -780-9888
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Countrywide Home Loans is close by and ready
to help you get the home of your dreams.
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your home loan.
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NATURE'S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and
installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residential
and commercial. 30-years experience. (941)_
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Bill, (941) 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. In-house plan designs. State licensed
and insured. Many Island references. (941) 778-2993.
License #CRC 035261.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free estimates.
35-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at (941) 778-1730.-,
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island service since
1975. Repairs and new construction. Free estimates, no
overtime charges. Now certifying back flow at water meters.
(FL#RF0038118) (941) 778-3924 or 778-4461.
TILE TILE TILE. All variations of ceramic tile supplied
and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, reliable,
many Island references. Call Neil, (941) 726-3077.
ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodeling,
repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths. Free esti-
mates. License #CGCO61519, #CCC057977, #PE0020374.
Insured. Accepting MasterCard/Visa. (941) 720-0794.
CUSTOM RENOVATION/RESTORATION expert. All phases
of carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Member of Better
-Business Bureau. Paul Beauregard, (941) 779-2294.
KEN & TINA DBA Griffin's Home Improvements Inc.
Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops, 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 Cover--
ings. (941) 792-1367, or 726-1802.
JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry work, handyman,
light plumbing, electrical, light hauling, pressure washing
and tree trimming. Call (941) 778-6170 or 447-2198.
nlflj Tices^'Ra Ett Boe
* Dedicated to service
* Expertise in renovation
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artea vera yie specaIILst.
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Contact Amy for all of your
g' REAL ESTATE needs!
This Thanksgiving, let us pause to remem-
ber those who lost homes which were
filled with memories of family and friends
whom they may have also lost this memo-,
rable year. Hope your joys and blessings"
will be many through this year.
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Sandy's Lawn Service Inc.
Sandy's Established in 1983
Lawn Celebrating 23 Years of
Service Quality & Dependable Service.
rCall us for your landscape
778e 345 and hardscape needs.
j3Licensed & Insured
Paradise Improvements 778-4173
Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
Replacement Doors and Windows
SSteven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
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WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more. Life-
time warranty. Call Keith Barnett for a free in-home
consultation. Island references, 15 years experience.
(941) 778-3526 or 730-0516.
TOM'S WINDOWS/Metro Home Supply Inc. Profes-
sional-grade doors, windows, hurricane protection,
siding, soffits. Sales, service, repair. Visa/MasterCard.
THIRTY-SIX YEARS craftsman experience. Interior,
exterior, doors, stairs, windows and trim. Pressure
wash. Driveway paint. Dan Michael, master carpenter.
Call 518-3316.or 778-6898.
HOME IMPROVEMENT SERVICE: Bill MacCaugh-
ern. Repairs, renovations, kitchens, bathrooms, decks.
Masonry, tile. 30 years experience. Yes, I do show up!
CARL V. JOHNSON JR. Inc. building contractor. New
homes, additions, renovations. Quality work and fair
prices. Call (941) 795-1947. Lic#RR0066450.
RENTALS available weekly, monthly, seasonal. Wede-
brock Real Estate Co., (941) 778-6665 or (800)
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:
GULFFRONT CONDOS: 3BR/2BA, 2BR/2BA,
1BR/1BA with breathtaking sunsets. Pools, Jacuzzi,
walk to shops and restaurants. Available weekly,
monthly, seasonal. (901) 301-8299 or e-mail
SANDPIPER RESORT on Gulf Drive: 55-plus commu-
nity, fully equipped 1BR/1BA beachhouse with great-
room and kitchen. Brand new! Steps to the beach or
Intracoastal. All utilities including trash, except phone.
Rent weekly to annually. No pets. (317) 873-3307.
WEEKLY RENTALS: Alecassandra villa, 1BR/1BA,
$700/week; Island duplex, 2BR, $800/week; Gulffront
cottage, 2BR, $1,000/week; Bradenton Beach Club,
2BR/2BA, $1,400/week. Please call Kim Fisher, Wagner
Realty, (941).778-2246. www.wagnerrealty.com.
COMMERCIAL SPACE: 1,600 sf on Gulf Drive, next to
Holmes Beach shopping center. Available now. (941)
SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals. 1 BR/1 BA
or 2BR/1 BA with pool. Walk to beach, shopping, restau-
rants. (941).778-3426. Web site 2spinnakers.com.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Club: Beachfront condo,
2BR/2BA, fully equipped. Anna Maria Island, Florida.
Available all year. (317) 873-3307.
SEASONAL RENTAL: Brand new Bradenton Beach
3BR/3BA plus office, steps to beach. Balconies with
ocean and bay views, elevator, 8-person Jacuzzi,
granite counters, marble floors and baths, Jacuzzi
in master, washer/dryer, designer furnished, fully
equipped. One of the finest rentals on Island. $4800/
VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across from beauti-
ful beach, $375 to $500/week. Winter and spring dates avail-
able. Almost Beach Apartments, (941) 778-2374.
SEASONAL FURNISHED new home in Anna Maria.
Elevated 3BR/2BA. Available now through April. One
block to beach. (813) 251-9201.
BRADENTON BEACH: Newly remodeled 1BR/1 BA suite
with full kitchen, fully furnished, one block from Bridge
Street, three-tninute walk to beach. Sleeps four only.
No pets. Available weekly, monthly or seasonal. (941)
776-3696 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
BEACH LIVING: SEASONAL, Furnished 2BR/2BA. Utilities
included. Gulf views and large decks. (941) 505-1962.
BAYVIEW TERRACE, Bradenton Beach: 2BR/1BA
condo, second floor, completely furnished. Three-
month minimum rental. (708) 562-1601.
THE PALMS: 1BR/BA, pet friendly. $800/month, first,
last, deposit. Available now! 1813 51st St., A Paradise
Realty, (941) 778-4800.
BRADENTON BEACH DUPLEX: 2BR/1 BA on Intracoastal,
boat dock, short walk to beach. Modern with large rooms.
$1,000/month, first, last and deposit. (727) 784-3679.
SEASONAL RENTAL: Villa-Nova, 2BR/2BA. Luxury
duplex in Holmes Beach. Gulf view. Steps to beach.
$800/week. $2,400/month. Available Nov. 1,2005, until
Jan. 2, 2006. (941) 778-2307.
GULFFRONT RESIDENCE: PRIME Holmes Beach
location. Available seasonally, November-April 2006.
Renovated 2BR/2.5BA private residence in quiet area
of Island with open floor plan and large terrace over-
looking the Gulf. From $1,750/week with discounted
monthly rate. Call Dave at (941) 720-0089.
ANNUAL CONDO MARTINIQUE NORTH, fifth floor,
1 BR/1.5BA. Gulffront. Condo approval required. No pets and
no smoking. Annual Single Family: Unique 3BR/2BA north-
end home, 2,600 sq. ft. Just steps to the beach. Pool coming
soon. No smokers. Lawn and pool included. Annual Single-
Family: 2BR/1BA, steps to Tampa Bay. Lawn included. No
pets and no smokers. Call Mike Carleton (941) 737-0915,
or Smith Realtors (941) 778-0777.
PRIVATE COTTAGE WITH shared dock, Old Florida-
style 2BR/1BA, screened porch, deck, fenced yard.
Half block to beach. Pet OK. Week, month, season.
ANNUAL RENTAL: Charming 2BR/2BA elevated
duplex in Bradenton Beach. High ceilings, clean, one
block to beach, no pets. $875/month. (941) 778-4665
ANNUAL RENTAL: One block from beach! 2BR apartment
in Holmes Beach near shops and trolley stop. Washer/dryer
on premises. $1,000/month. Utilities included. Please call
(917) 842-5892 to schedule an appointment. Appointments
are available Saturdays only.
ANNUAL RENTAL: PERICO Bay Club. 3BR/2BA
villa, two-car garage, fresh paint, new carpet,
small pet OK, heated pool/tennis/gated community.
$1,700/month. Suncoast real estate, (941) 779-0202.
GULFFRONT DUPLEX: Second floor, 2BR/1 BA, newly
updated, open floor-plan, 12-by-12 deck. Holmes
Beach, close to shopping, restaurants, lush gardens.
$900week, $3,200/month. (941) 778-0905.
SEASONAL RENTAL: Available December, January,
February, March and April. Cheerful, 1BR/1BA, non-
smoking apartment. North-end Anna Maria Island.
$1,700/month, plus tax. (941) 778-5445.
SEASONAL, VACATION, Gulf beach apartments.
Choice of one, two or three bedrooms. Fully equipped.
Enclosed porch, sun deck, patio. Tropical setting:
Owner, (941) 778-3143.
ANNUAL 3BR/2BA: Holmes Beach. Steps to
beach,clean duplex-$1,200/month. (941) 725-0578 or
IMMACULATE 2BR/2BA CONDO in adult community,
Bradenton. Half mile to Gulf, unit faces pool with canal
view. Fully furnished, cable TV, full kitchen. Three-
month minimum, $2,250/month, deposit required. (336)
210-7804 or (859) 653-8436.
GULFFRONT CONDO, GROUND level, Breathtaking sun-
sets. Furnished 2BR/1BA. Walk to restaurants, shops, gro-
cery, trolley. Winter/spring dates available. $2,000/month/
$600/week. (813) 264-0639 or (352) 592-5870.
SEASONAL, JANUARY, February and March.
$1,500/month, plus tax. One-bedroom apartment, very nice.
West of Gulf Drive. Anna Maria City. (941) 778-4499.
2BR/1BA, 1,500-sf house, two blocks from Holmes
Beach. $700/week. (949) 813-4900.
FOR RENT: Nice 2BR, furnished mobile home, gated
community on creek. Bradenton Palms Mobile Home
Park. Hot tub, pool, four-six month rental. $1,100/month.
(863) 688-3524. Email: email@example.com.
ANNUAL RENTAL: DUPLEX, 2BR/2BA elevated with
storage below. Large rooms, deck. $850/month. First,
last, $1,000 security deposit. (941) 387-0817.
SEASONAL: GORGEOUS, OCEANVIEW home.
5BR/3BA, fireplace, cable TV. One hundred yards from
Gulf. Two scenic decks. Available January, 2006-April,
2006. $4,800/month. Call (813) 948-1267 or email
IDEAL CONDO: 2BR/2BA, elevated, two lanais, turn-
key furnished. Pool,.garage, near beach, near shops.
$530,000. (941) 779-0853.
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IMMACULATE 2BR/2BA CONDO in adult community,
Bradenton. Half mile to Gulf, unit faces pool with canal
view. Fully furnished, cable TV, full kitchen. Three-
month minimum, $2,100/month, deposit required. (336)
210-7804 or (859) 653-8436.
SEASONAL RENTAL: 3BR/2BA in Anna Maria. Ele-
vated, available December through April. Short block
to beach. Washer, dryer, dishwasher. High ceiling living
area. $2,000-$2,500. (813) 689-1880.
SEASONAL RUNAWAY BAY: 1BR/1BA tastefully deco-
rated, ground floor, washer/dryer, pool, tennis, golf clubs.
November to Jan. 15, February, April. (941) 778-9378.
VACATION RENTALS: Steps to beach, cottage
style, full kitchen, living room, patio surrounded by
tropical foliage. Daily/weekly/monthly. (941) 779-0798.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA single-family home
in Holmes Beach, less than one block to beach.
$1,500/month, furnished. Call Island Real Estate, (941)
ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA single-family home with
garage in quiet northwest Bradenton neighborhood.
$1,300/month. Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 3BR/3BA single-family home com-
pletely remodeled, one-car garage. Close to college.
$1,300/month. Call Island Real Estate, (941) 778-6066.
SEASONAL: GORGEOUS OCEAN view home.
5BR/3BA, fireplace, cable TV. One hundred yards
from Gulf, two scenic decks. Available Jan-April,
2006. $4,800/month. Call (813) 948-1267 or e mail
600 SF OFFICE: $500/month. 900 sf office, garage,
storage, two-10 foot overhead doors. $750/month.
8799 Cortez Road. 1-(800)952-1206.
COLLEGE AREA: SPACIOUS 3BR/2BA, two-car
garage. Annual lease, no pets. $1,200/month. Real
Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.
PARKWAY VILLA: 2BR/2BA, carport. 55-plus, no pets.
Annual. $625/month. Real Estate Mart. (941) 756-1090.
PRECONSTRUCTION PRICES! Lakefront Hidden Lake
condominiums, west Bradenton. Close to beach. Starting
at $329,900. Call Cori Woods, (941) 761-0444.
NORTH ANNA MARIA: Adorable cottage with views of
the bay! $425,000. Please call Maureen, Green Real
Estate, (941) 778-0455.
WATERFRONT: COLONY Cove, Ellenton. 2BR/2BA
turnkey furnished. 55-plus, marina, pools, pets OK.
$27,500. (941) 721-4890.
NORTH POINT HARBOR: Two homes in Island's finest
community. Buy both "as is" for $2,450,000.4BR/3BA
elevated home, beautiful views of Tampa Bay, new
lap pool, spa, waterfall, seawall and dock. $1,300,000.
Also, 2BR/2BA, two-car garage, ranch home, totally
remodeled, new seawall, dock and 20,000 pound lift.
$1,250,000. Lynn Bankuty, Realtor, Suncoast Real
Estate, (941) 737-1420.
WATERFRONT: SPECTACULAR VIEW from Shell
Point condo, 2BR/2BA, turnkey furnished. Jean Holmes
Realty, (941) 778-2644 or 730-7017.
WATERFRONT PROPERTY 2BR/2BA located on
deep-water canal with large dock and views of Tampa
Bay. $864,900. (941) 779-1512.
BEAUTIFUL, NEW, RENOVATED 3BR/2BA Spanish-
style home. Two-minute walk to beach. Fully furnished,
rental ready. Quiet Holmes Beach private setting on
cul-de-sac. Custom details, tile, granite. New cabinets,
windows, doors, A/C, ductwork, stainless appliances.
Paver drive/patios. (941) 778-4560. $699,000
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WELCOME BACK NON-resident/foreign nationals: Buy
your own island dream home with 30 percent down, no
social security number needed. No credit required. Bobby,
(941) 744-6909. Also, Re-finance, cash out!
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE: 2BR/2.5BA, one-car
garage. Unit 24, Holmes Boulevard. $525,000. Excali-
bur Realty Inc. (941) 792-5566.
KEY ROYALE/NORTH Point Harbor: Two homes,
next door, in Island's finest community. 4BR/3BA,
five-car garage, elevated home, beautiful views of
Tampa Bay, new lap pool, spa, waterfall, seawall and
dock. $1,249,000. Also, 2BR/2BA, two-car garage,
ranch home, new seawall, dock and 20,000-pound lift.
$1,249,000. Buy both for $2,450,000! Lynn Bankuty,
Realtor, Suncoast Real Estate, (941) 737-1420.
New Price!1.2 ACRES ON the Intracoastal in Port St. Joe,
Fla. 2BR house. Three miles and you're in the Gulf by
boat! $350,000. Best deal in Florida! (850) 827-2574.
WATERFRONT: 3BR/2BA Sixth house from the bay. New
dock and dredged deep-water canal. $899,000.504 58th
St., Holmes Beach. (941) 778-5183. (941) 704-6062.
ENTIRE DUPLEX: $697,700! Near beach. Both
2BR/1BA. Can rent weekly. Ground level. Gulf Drive
at 71st Street, #205, A and B. Janet, (941) 538-0233,
(941) 780-7283. firstname.lastname@example.org. Realty
WESTBAY POINT AND Moorings: 2BR/2BA.Beautiful
canalfront furnished condo. $469,000. Coldwell Banker,
WATERFRONT ON TAMPA Bay: 3BR/2.5BA. 17,331 sf
lot, 122-foot seawall, 88-foot new dock. Available imme-
diately. $2.5 million. 651 Key Royale Dr. (941) 778-2589.
DUPLEX, GROUND LEVEL: City of Anna Maria, near
beach.2BR/1 BA each side, Turnkeyfurnished, Separatecar-
ports, Great rental history. $729,900. Call (941) 778-4745.
FIVE MINUTES TO beach. Perico Island, beautiful,
designer patio home. 4BR/3BA, two-car garage, pool.
$549,000. Agents welcome.. (941) 792-7828.
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Colony Cove. 1,600 square feet. Views of Manatee
River. 2BR/2BA, pets, 55+, five pools. $65,500. (941)
RECENTLY REMODELED CANALFRONT 3BR/2BA
with pool and spa. New floors, granite, appliances,
electrical, plumbing. 525 67th St., $1,150,000. (941)
779-1058 or 1-800-757-7219. Agents welcome.
2/2 CANALFRONT HOME: Bradenton Beach. Beauti-
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coastal. Dock. Great opportunity at $690,000 "as is" or
$750,000 after renovation. Call (813) 781-0842.
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ON THE BEACH CONDO for sale: 2BR/2BA. Expansive
gulf views every room, totally renovated.'You'll never want
to leave'. Turnkey furnished, principals only, $985,000.
Owner financing available. (717) 392-4048.
PERICO BAY CLUB: 2BR/2BA, tiled, major upgrades,
overlooking Palm Sola Bay, five minutes to beach. Quiet,
gated entry. For sale by owner. (941) 794-8757.
CONDO FOR SALE directly on the beach. Spacious 3
BR/2BA. large walk-in closets, 2 garages plus storage
room. $1,100,000. Owner financing available. (717)
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remodeled, turnkey furnished. Gorgeous view.
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COMPLETELY RENOVATED ISLAND home, blocks
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zoning. Call Barb at Old Florida Realty, (941)792-0902
or (941) 962-1298.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND: Beach getaway cabana. Bay
view, boat slip available. Pines Trailer Park. 55-plus.
$36,000. (941) 778-4820.
SUNNY SHORES, Minutes to beaches! 2BR/2BA with
._arport. Totally remodeled. Shows like a model! Two
miles to Coquina Beach. View of Palma Sola Bay. Com-
munity boat ramp. Turnkey furnished. No deed restric-
tions. Perfect winter retreat, seasonal rental, or full-time
residence. $209,000. Chard Winheim, Horizon Realty,
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Carport, lake view, canal dock available. $279,900.
Owner open house, 1-4pm, Sunday. (941) 761-2266
or (218) 831-5689.
FOR SALE: BRADENTON Beach condo. 1BR/1BA
across from beach. Furnished, 55-plus, $329,000. Call
(813)-996-2797 for more information.
FOR SALE BY owner 2BR/2BA condo at Runaway
Bay. Second- floor condo overlooks pond and close
to beach. Newer air conditioning, water heater and
appliances. Great rentals, on site management and.
ready for you to furnish. Completely painted in July
2005.$405,000. George (312) 321-7501.
FOR SALE BY'owner direct Gulffront condo at Club
Bamboo South on Bradenton Beach! This condo is
brand new and. has never been used! Professionally
decorated, great rentals, pool and more. $500,000.
George, (312) 321-7501.
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LONGBOAT KEY GULFFRONT complex 2BR/2BA
condo at Sand Cay. Completely remodeled, profes-
sionally decorated with everything new. Great view
of pool, grounds and beach. Complex has on-site
management, pool, tennis, shuffle, and more! Great
investment or second home. $759,900. George,
FOR SALE: SUNBOW Bay on Anna Maria Island,
condominium and marina. Rarely available! 2BR/2BA,
completely renovated, turnkey furnished. $385,000.
Call (941) 778-9684.
FULL WATERFRONT VIEW from this 2BR/2BA
condo in newly developing Riverwalk area,downtown
Bradenton. Pool, clubhouse, Corian counters, more.
$389,000. (941) 807-5449.
DOWNTOWN SARASOTA CONDO: "Central Park",
large 2BR/2BA with water views. Other units priced
about $425,000, liquidation sale-priced $389,000.
WATERFRONT, BEST BUY: Palma Sola Bay town-
house 2BR/2BA, everything updated. Boat dock,
heated pool. $379,000. Real Estate Mart, (941)
VILLAGE GREEN: 2BR/2BA. A-one condition. Very
nice. $299,000. Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.
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sandd has to offer i' these charming beach bunga-
_lows. Located 1Vest of/ Aar;a Dr/ie, these 3 B9R2
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and peacefulstreet in beautiful Holmes Beach.
Situated n the heart of Holmes Beach, these 3 B,
25 BA bungaloiws offer outstanding architectural
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Beautiful 3BR12.5BA beach
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Snies, pavers, pool and is located
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Terrific second home or invest-
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ASSISTED LIVING BUSINESS and real estate. Two
houses on lake, great for live-in owner. Has nine
beds, expandable. $725,000. Real Estate Mart, (941)
BEST BUY LONGBOAT Key: 3BR/2BA, two-car
garage. Incorporates carriagehouse with efficiency loft
and private entrance. Fifteen-foot pole-beam ceilings,
fireplace, hot tub. Bright and cheery. $739,000. Real
Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.
NORTH CAROLINA GATED lakefront community 1.5
acres plus, 90 miles off shoreline. Never before offered
with 20 percent pre-development discounts, 90 percent
financing. Call (800)709-5253.
BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLINA. Escape the heat
in the cool, beautiful, peaceful mountains of western
North Carolina. Homes, cabins, acreage and invest-
ments. Cherokee Mountain Realty GMAC Real Estate,
Murphy www.cherokeemountainrealty.com. Call for
free brochure (800) 841-5868.
COASTAL SOUTHEAST GEORGIA Large wooded
water-access, marsh-view, lake-front, and golf-
oriented home sites from the mid- $70s. Live
oaks, pool, tennis, golf. (877) 266-7376.
SEASON CLOSE-OUT sale in the Tennessee Smok-
ies. Gated, waterfront community, river front and
mountain views available. Prices starting as low as
$46,900. Final phase, limited lots. Call now! Ask about
our lot/ home package. Buy direct from the devel-
oper. Save thousands $$$$. (800) 559-3095, ext 327.
MOUNTAIN, LAKE AND VACATION properties avail-
able in northeast Georgia and Western North
Carolina. Contact Exit Realty, (877) 203-5151.
EAST ALABAMA MOUNTAIN property for sale.
One hour west of Atlanta in Piedmont, Ala.. Great
for enjoyment or investment.19.5 acres, $6,142
down, $510/monthly. Information call Glenn, (850)
ESCAPE TO YELLOW top mountain, western North
Carolina. Easy access, paved roads, privacy, gated.
Awesome views! Acreage with creeks and log
cabin shell from $89,900. Financing available: (828)
UNIQUE 6,000 sf Lake Lanier home, private, two acre,
325 feet on lake, exquisite gardens, waterfalls, boat
dock, 50 miles northeast of Atlanta, Ga. $1,500,000:
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OWN A LAKEFRONT retreat. Private community on
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Nashville. Spectacular views of Lake Barkley. One to
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OWN A PRIVATE MOUNTAIN retreat. Spectacular,
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2 WISH [ NOV. 23, 2005 6 THE ISLANDER
Please, make a wish come tue ...
ie holidays are
e time to take
an extra moment
to give someone a
smile or send a
greeting... pause to
give a quiet hug or words of praise.
The holidays are special for friends,
family and Islanders.
In our 13th Annual Islander Wish
Book, we take a moment to present stories
and pictures about organizations in our
community that deserve special consid-
These community service organi-
zations are dedicated to providing
assistance to families and individu-
als, teaching and mentoring our
children, helping the elderly and less
fortunate, all with the goal of making Anna
Maria Island a better place to live for each
and every one of us.
With The Islander Wish
Book, organizations offer a
special way for you to share the
holiday spirit. We've included a
list of needs wishes from
each one. Your donation, however
small or grand, will be deeply appre-
ciated by the organizations.
Please take a moment to select a gift from
these lists to add to your holiday shopping list.
It's The Islander's way of saying thanks
for the support we've received for the past 13
years and a chance for all of us to give some-
thing back to our community. A small contri-
bution can make a big difference.
We offer a special thanks to the generous
sponsor advertisers for making this project
We hope you receive the same return as we
have each year for 13 years from the
Islander Wish Book ... the joy of giving.
Happy holidays and best wishes for 2006!
The Wish Book is made possible
thanks to generous advertising
sponsors and the extra effort of
Islander staff members Diana Bogan,
Rick Catlin, Jim Hanson, Paul Roat,
Nancy Ambrose, Rebecca Barnett,
designer Kelly McCormick
and the entire staff.
Please join me in thanking them ...
Publisher Bonner Joy
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The Center, located in Anna Maria City, is
one of the most revered institutions on
the Island, serving all ages from all parts
of the Island and beyond.
It has cultural, educational, recreational and
social programs, and in past years its staff and
300 volunteers provided nearly 2 million hours
of service. Its programs start for pre-schoolers
and go on through teens, young adults, adults
The Center is planning its 45th anniversary
celebration and groundbreaking, ceremony for
the renovation of the current facility in February
2006. Actual construction will begin in early
May 2006 with an anticipated completion in
The Center's wish list for 2005:
Character building books and reading
material for children ages 5 to 11 in its TLC
After School Program
Parenting books for its Family Founda-
Volleyballs, volleyball net with poles.
"How to Coach" books for sports pro-
Water cooler for tennis players.
Bulletin board (approx 24 by 36 inches).
Two tool "holster" belts.
Electric ball pump.
Desktop tape dispensers.
Portable sandwich-style display board.
Office supplies, copy paper, desk organiz-
ers, colored paper.
Donations to the Anna Maria Island
Community Center Endowment-Trust.
Donations to the Anna Maria Island
Community Center Capital Campaign-Building
Volunteers to work with children with.
"special needs" during the after school pro-
Volunteers to help with our Tour of
Homes, "An Affaire to Remember" auction,
"Lester-Islander Family Holiday Party" and
Contact: Sandee Pruett, 778-1908.
Santa arrives to much acclaim at the Lester-Islander Fun Day at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
the Island's youngest entertainers, The Hobbits, perform at Fun Day at the Center.
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group of Island men who wanted a
means to support youth programs on
Anna Maria organized the Privateers in
1971, and its commitment remains the same: To
promote activities for the betterment of youth
and to render altruistic services to the commu-
A major contribution is its scholarship
program, which has helped dozens of young-
sters to education and which the Privateers
wish to expand.
Funds the Privateers raise through special
events such as thieves' markets and mullet
smokes go to support youth programs and
youths from the Island and surrounding area.
This year they also need help funding a new
smoker, which is already in service. Donations
toward the $4,500 cost are "wished for."
For decades the Privateers have sponsored
Christmas and Fourth of July parades-and the
Snooks Adams Kids Day at the end of the
On The. Islander wish list for the Privateers:
More scholarship donations.
Fuel gift cards to gas up the float.
Office supplies and office supply store gift
cards for printer cartridges.
Computer for the secretary's use.
Small new toys or specific donations to
buy toys for the 400 or so children expected at
the Privateers Holiday Parade andSanta Toy\
Giveawa\y at Coquina Park Dec. 10.
Several 8-foot "banquet" tables and two
large beverage coolers.
Contact: Liz Christie Cline, 778-8519.
The Privateers aboard their famous boat float during one of the Island's parades.
Longboat Key Center for the Arts
he Longboat Key Center for the Arts was
founded in 1952. Today the Center pro
vides more than 50 classes and 30 work-
shops to morethan 300 students \ith an inter-
nationally recognized faculty.
Nearly 20 different exhibitions are also
scheduled this year, most of them juried shows.
The mission of the Center is to enhance and
enrich the cultural life of Longboat Key and
neighboring communities by providing signifi-
cant instruction and exhibition opportunities in
a broad range of visual arts and crafts; pro\id-
ing enhanced facilities for classes, lectures, a
jazz series and occasional music, dance and
theater performances; and providing meeting
facilities to community organizations.
The art center's Islhander wish list:
*Outdoor lighting to ensure safety in the
The new Privateer fish smoker needs donations to finish off the $4,.150 plnce tag.
Five large plastic waste baskets.
Free-standing raku kiln.
Push pins and anvil for the jewelry studio.
Jewelry display case.
Tables and chairs for paint studio students.
Back drops for still-life painting classes.
spot lights for still-life painting.
Lighting for galleries.
Computers and equipment.
$2,300 towards point-of-sale software and
Contact: Jennifer Glassmoyer, director, 383-
Under the umbrella of the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, several
Islanders came together to participate in
the Hurricane Evacuation Assistance Relocation
The coalition was formed with the prompt-
ing of Susan Timmins, with the goal of helping
meet the special needs of Hurricane Katrina
evacuees to our community.
Since September, HEART has come to the aid
of at least six families from the Gulf Coast region.
HEART has raised more than $6,000, helped two
families relocate out of state and several others
furnish their new apartments or homes, thanks to
donations from the community.
At this juncture HEART's Islander wish list
is gift cards from Target or Wal-Mart that can
easily be distributed to families and utilized to
fill many of their needs.
Contact the Anna Maria Island Community
May you be blessed with
joy, peace and love this.
9805 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria
778-2259 Fax 778-2250
Email: amrlty@ gte.net www.annamariareal.com
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S, --T_, Wishing everyone -
a safe and --
happy holiday season!
GREG OBERHOFER Freldctleni
5500 Mlnn D. HolmeIs B-e.ch
778-7127- Lk "CF,,4-O1e5,
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13th Aninual IUiander Wish Book
Sunder its belt, the Cortez-based
activist organization now hopes to
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developtheFlorida Gulf CoastMaritime Mu-
seum at the Seafood Shack property.
ith the purchase of its FISH Preserve
activist organization now hopes to
develop, the Florida Gulf Coast Maritime Mu-
seum at the Seafood Shack property.
Extensive rehabilitation of the big old
schoolhouse at the east end of Cortez is nearing
completion, to be used as a community center
and gateway to the Preserve. The historic old
store is to be rehabbed and moved nearby. The
95-acre "old Florida" tract that is the Preserve is
gradually being cleaned up and is developing
into a first-class nature preserve.
Volunteers are still clearing the acreage and
eventually will clean and resurrect the old
house on Cortez.Road in the Preserve that FISH
recently bought, hopefully to be turned into a
For all that, FISH needs volunteer help and
the tools for them to work with. So what it
wants for Christmas are:
A backhoe or Bobcat either as a gift or
loan to root out invasive species of trees.
Encouragement on behalf of the acquisi-
tion of the Seafood Shack by Manatee County
and its successful development for the Cortez
Repeal of the hated prohibition against net
fishing inshore, in effect for 10 years now and
still stifling the historic fishing village's way of
Money to pay for all of the projects and
Contact: Allen Garner, FISH president, at 794-
0280, or the community center, 708-4935.
Tens of thousands of people have attended the Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival every February in the
village of Cortez.
in 2004, prior
Pleasure craft and work boats share the Cortez waterfront that once was home to commercial fishing netters.
D voted to restoration and prefer\ action
of the historic fishing village as it has
been for 118 years, th:: society is assem-
bling for exhibit physical and recorded memen-
tos of its long and colorful history. -
With the society's leadership, the village
was designated a historical district, key to
keeping out condos and other unwanted devel-
Now it is collecting memorabilia for display
in the family life museum it is developing, and
that is the basis of its i\ ihes for 2005:
Pictures from the 1890s or earlier.
Old bottles and other items suitable for
display in the old waterfront store.
Contact: Mary Fulford Green, 795-7121.
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FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATION SERVICES-
Bring in a new unwrapped toy
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday ,.,.
S 6000 Marina Drive Holmes Beach
720 Manatee Ave. W. Bradenton
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The mission of the Anna Maria Island
Turtle Watch Inc., is to assure a suitable
habitat for sea turtles in co-existence with
Dozens of volunteers patrol the beach
during the night and especially dawn every day
during the nesting season, May through Octo-
ber. They make sure nests are undisturbed by
humans and critters, and that hatchlings make it
safely into the Gulf of Mexico.
Members and the director are out in the
field, involved with speaking engagements and
educational presentations that highlight the
importance of propagating sea turtles. On Anna
Maria that means mostly the huge loggerheads
and an occasional green turtle.
The Turtle Watch wish list for 2005:
SBoxes of large-sized rubber gloves.
Reams of white office paper.
Roll of stamps for mailings.
Volunteer walkers for the nesting season.
Gift cards from Staples.
Gift cards from gas stations for training
Contact: Suzi Fox, director, 778-1435 or 778-
Save the Manatee Club
Save the Manatee Club Inc. is a nonprofit
organization founded in 1981. Its Adopt-
A-Manatee program is its primary funding
source, with proceeds dedicated to manatee
awareness projects, education programs, re-
search and rehabilitation efforts, as well as
lobbying for the protection of the manatee and
To help the'Save the Manatee Club continue
its work to protect the manatee and its habitat,
the club's Islander wish list includes:
*Computers, monitors, laptop computers,
scanners and printers.
Office chairs, file cabinets.
Desk-top copy machine.
Giftcertificate to Office Depot or Staples.
Various office supplies, including
highlighters, pens, pencils, computer discs,
paper clips, binders, tape, post-its, stamp pads,
staples; white-out, adding machine and tape,
copy paper, colored copy paper, rubber bands,
red and black Sharpie makers, manila enve-
lopes, business envelopes, padded mailing
envelopes, binder clips, hanging file folders,
rulers,ink cartridges and letter openers.
S* Tax-free donations.
Contact: Janice Nearing, Save ih, fLaitaitc Club,
.Inc., 500 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland, FL 32751, 1-
800-432-5646, or www.savethemanatee.org.
It's all about saving the turtles (and the beach habitat)for the Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch.
Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary
wounded in 1981 by the late Dale Shields,
affectionately nicknamed "The Pelican
Man," the Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary,
the Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital & Educa-
tion Center, Sarasota, Fla., is one of the largest
non-profit rescue, rehabilitation, release and
education centers in the United States com-
pletely dependent upon private donations and
Donations and volunteer efforts are needed
to operate the wild bird rehabilitation hospital
and to maintain and care for approximately 200
long-term care birds permanently on educa-
tional display for the visitors. Through the
efforts of the Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary,
thousands of wild birds are rescued and re-
leased each year.
Volunteers are desperately needed. For
details in volunteering please call Carol
Bridwell at 388-4444.
The Pelican Man's Islander wish list:
Bedsheets to line hospital cages.
Dry erase boards.
Dawn dish detergent, paper towels,
gallon-size Ziplock bags, bleach, laundry deter-
Sponges, mops, brooms.
Plastic aquariums with lids and pet carri-
Rakes, shovels, wheelbarrows.
Casting nets and snares to capture injured
Laundry baskets, tall kitchen bags.
Food cutting boards.
The Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary needs your help to foster abandoned baby birds like the one above.
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Anna Maria Island
Just as the caterpillar transforms into a
butterfly, the park is continuing through a
The garden is located at 5801 Marina Drive
adjacent to the Holmes Beach City Hall and was
established by the North American Butterfly
Association in cooperation with the city. The
park is free and open to the public.
The goal for 2006 is to construct a gazebo
that can be used for educational purposes and
for the enjoyment of visitors to the park. The
gazebo will make the garden a true outdoor
science lab for area school children and clubs.
The only thing needed: donations to make it
It is hoped that some of the construction
companies and supply companies in the area
will be able to donate some of the following
materials. All lumber must be pressure-treated
pine. All screws, bolts, washers, nuts and nails
are to be stainless steel.
Please contact Nancy Ambrose, 518-4431, for a
supply list to fulfill any or all of the garden's needs.
T his Bradenton Beach-based organization
started in 1986 with a single injured duck,
and today spends more than $30,000 a
year to feed, house and provide medical care for
animals and birds.
Its volunteers respond to some 4,000 calls
for help every year. It also provides educational
presentations for schools and organizations.
Over the years, Wildlife has helped deer,
otters, bobcats, and just about every kind of sea
bird, song bird and bird of prey. Less exotic
creatures such as owls, kestrels, hawks, squir-
rels, raccoons and loons also have benefited
from its care.
Its Islander wish list for 2005:
Donors for the Islandwide June blood
Small bottles of water for volunteers.
Gift certificates for Home Depot or Lowes.
Carpentry help for cages.
Heavy-duty garbage bags, bleach, Dawn
detergent, paper towels.
Monetary donations for veterinary fees
and medicine and food for wildlife;
Contact:.Gail Straight, 778-6324.
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Wildlife Rescue helps injured critters
n service for 22 years, Wildlife Rescue is a
non-profit organization that provides free
transport service for sick and injured critters
in Manatee and Sarasota Counties to local
Ellie and Larry Smith respond to more than 75
calls per day, seven days per week, and provide a
vehicle for transport and on-the-spot first aid to
any injured animal. All of its services are free and
conducted by a group of local volunteers.
"Our wildlife is a direct indicator of the
health of our community and we are the com-
munity resource that helps our wildlife," said
There are many volunteer opportunities
available and training is provided. In addition
to wildlife rescue, the organization participates
in adopt-a-highway, adopt-a-shore and adopt-a-
preserve programs. They also participate in up
to 20 community events each year.
With gas prices on the rise, this group is in
very desperate need of gas cards, Wal-Mart gift
certificates and office supply gift certificates.
Cash donations are always appreciated.
Donations can be sent to Wildlife Rescue, P.O.
Box 10475 Bradenton FL 34282, or call 720-9453.
ManaSota-88: 30 years of eco-aid
An environmental organization with
more than 30 years of eco-protection to
its credit, ManaSota-88 remains commit-
ted to safeguarding air, land and water quality.
It plans now to go after the phosphate
mining industry, expanding from its concentra-
tion on individual mines as issues come up.
There are three such permits now pending in
Manatee County, a spokesperson said.
Contributions are exclusively from private
individuals and all of the money goes to operat-
ing revenues. Attorneys are the only people to
receive compensation from ManaSota-88.
Its wishes for 2005:
People skilled in tracking permits.
Help with legal expenses.
Fundraising ideas and volunteers to carry
Contact: Glen Compton, president, 966-6256.
On Anna Maria Island, Joan Perry, 778-7732.
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Pictured above, the area of Perico Island that will soon be home to high-rise condominiums. A large commer-
cial development is proposed now at the site of Leverock's, the convenience store and the marina.
Purchase $100 or more and we will give you a FREE gift certificate equal to 20% of your total purchase.
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Anna Maria Island
T he Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island was
chartered in 1966 and provides service
and dollars to organizations on Anna
Maria Island, in Manatee County, elsewhere in
the United States, and around the world.
The club is part of Rotary International and
seeks both active and retired business and
professional leaders as members. It promotes
high ethical standards in business and profes-
sions and works for the advancement of inter-
national understanding, goodwill, and peace
through a world fellowship of Rotary members
united in the ideal of "service above self.
The list of organizations and projects that
have benefited from this club is too long to
include here, but a few examples of their recent
projects are tutoring at Anna Maria Elementary,
raising more than $60,000 for tsunami relief,
monetary donations for red tide research, and
hands-on help at the Holmes Beach Butterfly
The club meets at noon on Tuesdays at the
BeachHouse Restaurant in Bradenton Beach.
The Islander Wish List for the Rotary Club of
Anna Maria Island is:
Sell all tickets for its annual Casino Night
Extravaganza fundraiser to be held on Jan. 21 at
St. Bernard Catholic Church.
Raise enough money at the Extravaganza
and in other campaigns to allow the club to
provide more financial assistance to organiza-
tions locally, nationally and worldwide.
New members to help increase Rotary's
direct service to the Island community.
Continued participation in the education,
writing ability and influence of peace and
good\\ ill for the students of Anna Maria El-
The funds and manpower to help Rotary
International achieve its goals of addressing the
\\-orld\ ide iisues of hunger, clean water, health
and iwell-being, literacy and education.
Contact Pam Schlueter at 746-7517,
Chamber of Commerce
r his is-a busy organization with 600 mem
bers representing just about every busi
ness on the Key and many others trom
It is unabashedly business-oriented and
business-promoting, with aggressive network-
ing programs and special instructional seminars
to help businesses. A major focus is tourism,
though other aspects of business are an integral
part of its services.
Its Islander wish for 2005:
S* Two 52-inch wide or 56-inch wide white
A VCR and DVD player for business
Contact: Gail Lofgren-,resident, 383-2466.
Members of the Anna Maria Island Rotary Club volunteer once a month at the Island Butterfly Garden,
weeding, mulching, planting and raking to help keep up the gardens.
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
A truly Islandwide organization, the
Chamber is made up of businesses
doing business on and for Anria Maria
Island, boasting now a record 500 members.
Among its many services is its visitors center,
where tourists and other newcomers may obtain
information about the Island and what it has to
offer. It has completed its first full year in new
offices at 5317 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
The Chamber's mission is to "serve the
membership and the community through pro-
active leadership by building a positive busi-
ness climate while enhancing and perfecting the
quality of life for all."
Its Islander wish for this year and the years
ahead is for "full appreciation of our members
who support everything, and for everyone on
the Island to spend their money with members
so we can continue our program of festivals,
golf tournaments, scholarships arid mainte-
nance of the visitors center."
Contact: Mary Ann Brockman, 778-1541.
Music is a highlight cver year at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Comierce-sponsored BaRfest on Pine
Avenue in Anna Maria. Food, crafts and a children's play aiea make the event popularfr all ages.
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Island Art League
Starting from scratch with its formation by
local artists in 1989, the league has grown
to have a significant impact on the Island it
serves. It sponsors classes ranging from paint-
ing to photography to tile crafts and other
An active scholarship program attracts
adults and children the length of the Island. Its
gallery at 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, is
open Tuesday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Its principal fundraising programs are the
widely known Winterfest and Springfest fine
arts and crafts festivals in Holmes Beach.
On its wish list for 2005:
Art supplies of all and any kinds.
A new or newish computer monitor.
A small office desk with retractable key-
Paper towels, paper tablecloths, paper or
plastic cups, plates and utensils.
Contact: Ginger White, 778-2099.
Artists Guild of Anna
ormed in 1988 by a handful of "starving
artists" meeting at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, the Artists Guild has
its own cooperative gallery at 5414 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
With more than 120 members in an 80-mile
radius, it is dedicated to "promoting interest in
the visual and other creative arts." It works
closely with schools and has an active scholar-
Its Islander wish for the season:
An antique desk and antique chair to go
with it, which will "look great in the gallery."
Funding to support its program with
Anna Maria Island Elementary.School and the
Contact: Peggy Potter, 778-1738.
Off Stage Ladies
Suzanna Spann of Bradenton is the winner of numerous awards from the Anna Maria Island Art League.
Guild of Anna
Center with a
years ago and
this fall they
Peggy Potter is
Alban touch up
the artwork as
others work on
T- 'he Off Stage Ladies is a support group for
the Island Players of Anna Maria.
e ladies are a talented and gregarious
group who help paint sets and act as costumers,
make-up artists, ushers, lighting assistants and
stage managers and are up to many other
tasks to help a director produce a good play.
Improvement of the theater is a goal of the
Off Stage Ladies, which raises money through a
theater "porch sale" in the fall. .
A very important function of Off Stage
Ladies is to prepare and serve dinner for the
cast of a show during "Long Sunday." That's
the Sunday before a show opens when the
actors and technical crew have a long day of
rehearsal in order to get the show perfected.
The Islander wish list for the Off Stage Ladies
Two 12-cup coffee pots. Off Stage Ladies contributed to new seating two years ago in the Island Players theater in Anna Maria. Here,
SContact: Sarah Maloney, 778-4865. Alice Doeden, Peggy Faarup and Helen.White put on finishing touches.
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T he Island Players, with its theater at the
corner of Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue in
Anna Maria, is now in its 57th season.
This charming playhouse seats 137 theatergoers
at five productions and more than 100 perfor-
mances each year.
The building has been remodeled several
times since the original small house was barged
-over from the mainland many years ago to serve
as an office for the developers of Anna Maria.
During the ensuing years, it has been a city hall,
community center, women's club, and a church
and garden dub, before it became a community
theater, with its first production in 1948.
A participating board of directors governs
the Island Players. Members include actors,
directors, set designers, production workers,
costume designers and ushers. Shows are
directed by a rotating group of directors. The
Theater is supported by local subscribers, sup-
porters such as the Off Stage Ladies, ticket sales
The Islander wish list of the Island Players is:
A new outdoor sign.
Large 10-inch blade table saw for building
Sony RCD-W10 recorder/changer for
sound during performances.
Flashlights and batteries.
Coffee, regular and decaf.
Masking tape, glow tape, light bulbs.
Pencils, pens, note pads, post-it note pads.
Contact: President Linda Davis, 778-6155.
Anna Maria Island
T his group is a truly integrated instrument
tal and vocal aggregation, the two ele
ments practicing separately and coming
together to rehearse as one and finally to bring
the Island accomplished concerts.
S It presents four concerts during the winter
season, the holiday concert being especially
appreciated by Islanders for its "Messiah"
Concerts are Sundays at 2 p.m. at the Island
Baptist Church after Saturday rehearsals at
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.
Its Islander wishes for the season this year:
A sizable van, including driver, to trans-
"A home of our own we're happy with
what we iave, but we'd rather not bother
people for a place to play."
Contact: Alice Jeghelian, 792-5901.
A scene from last year's Island Players production: Over the Tavern.
Shakespeare on the Island is offered in the summer season by Island Players.
The Anna Maria
nity Chorus and
concerts in the
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Like the church itself, its singers are getting
ready for the winter season, with Betty
Simches as choir director and organist.
The church at 300 Church Ave. in Bradenton
Beach is active in community outreach pro-
grams, serving military personnel in Afghani-.
stan and Iraq as well as its people in the United
States, and in hurricane relief.
The choir's wishes for the season:
More voices of every kind, to form a
New friends to visit the Island and the
Contact: Rev. Bill Grossman, 224-8608.
Holy Name Society
of St. Bernard
T his men'- organization ot St. Bernard
Catholic Clhirch is dedicated to -uppott
min:, the church in all it- endeavor-
It raises money to finance that support
thioughI pancake breala..-ts. dances and other
programs. It meets at p.m the second TuieCda,-'
ot each month at the chuLrh recreation center.
It principal \-ish tot Thre!s iilr'cni listings:
N* ore strong youn1i people to help w\\th
physical w or k a-s well as spiritual Holy Name
ha-. Ilut completed stripping and \ a\ing 10 011O
square feet of hardwood floors.
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A flea market at Harvey Memorial Community Church, complete with entertainment, helped the little church
raise much-needed funds.
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SPlease bring a new unwrapped toy or
gift for a teenager to be distributed to children
in Manatee County by Manatee Children's
services and the Salvation Army.
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Florida Gulf Coast
This is a relatively new program for the
historic fishing village of Cortez, and it is
looking for a home so it can return the
community center to the community.
Still at its toddling stage, it is Florida's
primary maritime museum, dedicated to pre-
serving the Gulf Coast's seagoing heritage and
especially the cominercial fishing that has kept
the historic village going for 120 years.
It hopes to be housed in the Seafood Shack if
Manatee County acquires that property for
public use. It xw ill better accommodate the
program of restoring and building wooden
boats with traditional methods and tools, which
is crowding the community center,
The Islander's wish list for the museum:
A good working chain saw.
Non-riding power lawn mower.
Hand tools for \\-oodw\\orking.
Any old marine hardware to put in the
boats being built by volunteers.
Contact: Roger Allen, 708-4935.
Trlhe center is getting rolling again after its
|usual summer hiatus, when so many
members go north. It is a nonprofit
organization founded by Island entrepreneur
Annie Silver in the 1950s to promote friendship
and entertainment for neighbors and friends in
Bradenton Beach and on the Island.
During the winter season, the center spon-
sors potluck dinners with music and singalongs.
shuffleboard, bingo and its annual yard sale, all
of it done by volunteers.
Its wishes for The Islander's wish book:
A cash bo\.
Contact: Muriel Thayer, 383-3036.
Meals on Wheels
In addition to providing meals for shutins all
y .ear on the Island and throughout Manatee
County, Meals on Wheels is collecting small
items to brighten the season for the elderly and
Its Islander wish list includes:
Shaving cream, deodorant, men's razors,
men's socks, playing cards, combs, lotion, knee-
high stockings, notepaper, stamps, pens, tooth-
paste, toothbrushes, mouthwash and shampoo.
Food for families, including holiday
Turkeys and hams to serve seniors at home and
those at the food bank.
Small table-top Christmas trees decorated
by children, individuals or local artists.
Poinsettias for home delivery.
Van for food collection.
SContact: Ellen Campbell, 747-4655.
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shows a boat
The late Bob "Poppy"
Devane, seated right, was
a volunteer at last year's
"yard sale" to benefit the
Annie Silver Community
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A nna Maria Elementary School is the
educational home of more than 300 -
students in kindergarten through fifth-
grade, serving families from north Longboat
Key to Anna Maria City. .
Adult involvement is a key element to the
school's success. At any hour, you'll find par-
ents and community volunteers on campus
involved in the learning process. ':
Islanders who are unable to volunteer on "
campus and want to help can do so by provid- --i
ing needed "extras." .'
The Islander wish list for Anna Maria El-
ementary School is:
Colored Saran wrap, Ziplock baggies.
Long door mirror.
Plastic covered bins.
Bottles of hand sanitizer.
Reams of office paper, colored paper,
Ballpoint/gel pens of various colors.
Markers with different colors and tip sizes,
colored pencils -
Envelopes of all types.
Ink pads and stamps.
Sticky notes, index cards of various sizes '.
and colors. -
Invitations, stationary, post cards, maga- ',.- "
Children's magazines, National Geo-
White board, dry-erase markers, eraser.
Kickball, four-square ball, basketball, :
jump rope, soccer ball,,football.
Large bag of Jolly Ranchers.
Heavy-duty paper shredder..
Rolling file cabinets.
Large notebook binders.
Packaging tape, glue.
Sturdy boxes for moving classroom items
to the new building. .
Contact: Anna M aria Elemeintary School at 708-
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Tingley Memorial Library operates on the
interest received from the Beulah Tingley
bequeath. The library, at 111 Second St.,
Bradenton Beach, does not receive government
More than 20 volunteers help to keep costs
down. Library membership costs $3 per year.
The Islander wish list for Tingley Memorial
Book shelves for its Florida book collection.
Popular magazine subscriptions including
The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Time, Good
Housekeeping, GQ, and People.
- Newspaper subscriptions to USA Today
and the Wall Street Journal.
Audio books on cassette and compact disc.
Monetary donations and bequests are
always welcome as is attendance at library yard
Contact: Eveann Adams, library clerk, 779-
Safe Place Inc.: Helpii
Safe Place Inc. is an organization with an
Island base that provides housing for
men recovering from alcohol and drug
addiction. Its administrative center is based in
the offices of its president, former Bradenton
Beach City Commissioner Scott Barr at 102
First St. N., Bradenton Beach.
The Islander's wish list for Safe Place in-
Library in Bradenton
10 years in its "new"
facility by recogniz-
Sing some of its
including, from left,
Phil Connolly, Janet
Bone and Bette
ng those in need
Vans to transport clients to and from
work, and donors willing to pick up the tab of
the expensive commercial insurance policies
required for the task.
Contact: Scott Barr, 713-7200.
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Holmes Beach residents Charles and JoAnn Lester are offering up to
$50,000 in matching funds for contributions made by Dec. 31, 2005,
to the Anna Maria Island Community Center Endowment Fund.
And your contribution is tax deductible.
The Center provides a critical human service need on the Island and provided more than
1.5 million hours of service to morthan 3,400 Island residents last year.
Please send donation the. llenge, P.O. Box 253,
Anna Maria FL
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Please make checks payable to the
AMICC Endowment Fund and
mail your matching-fund contribution to
P.O. Box 253. Anna Mana FL 3421&.
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Friends of the
Island Branch Library
F friends of the Island Branch Library is a
volunteer organization that lends addi
tional support to the branch by purchas-
ing books and equipment and sponsoring
educational programs for adults and children.
Membership fees start at $5.
The Friends of the Island Branch Library
sponsor an annual program series in the winter
season on the second Tuesday of every month
at 3 p.m. in the Walker-Swift meeting room. A
schedule of dates and programs is available at
the library. The group also holds an annual
The Islander wish list of the Friends of the
Island Branch Library is:
New books and magazine subscriptions
for the teen section.
Contact: Marcy East, 387-8224.
Tr he Florida Suncoast Chapter of the Juve
nile Diabetes Research Foundation is the
local catalyst for funding research for a
cure for diabetes. The Sarasota chapter office
Y:-':- The Friends
o annual book
S" grown and
As:- : e' number of Type 1 ad Tye in volumes
offers support, education, and emergency ith instructional books, supplies, and the "Bag
diabetic supplies for both juvenile and adult of Hope," a bag given to newly diagnosed
diabetics. children which contains a teddy bear with
While the primary objective of the organiza- markings on where to receive their blood tests
tion is to find a cure for diabetes, advancements and shots, a video, and books for both the child
in diabetic treatments are also supported. On a and their parents.
daily basis though, much of the chapter activity JDRF is always in need of the following
is consumed by requests for supplies and help items:
with diabetes management. Diabetic supplies, including test strips,
As the number of Type 1 and Type 2 diabet- insulin, and syringes.
ics continues to grow at an explosive rate, the Donations for purchasing educational
services of JDRF are being called upon increas- books for diabetics.
ingly. The primaryfundraiser actr vRF is it- Sponsors and walkers for annual spring
annual "Walk to Cure Diabetes," held each year walk.
at Prime Outlets. The next walk is scheduled for Contact: 929-0621
April 7, 2006. Funds raised provide the office
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DEC. iO 6 P.M.
Start from Bradenton Beach
Pier andsBimini Bay to Rod &
Reel to Fireworks at Anna
Maria City Pier at 7:30 p.m.
A SPECIAL ISLAND EVENT HOSTED B
With support from the Atnas Maria City Pier. the City of
Holmes Beach, Taylor-Made Pvrotechnics ani a hosi of
Islander business partners[ Inforn!ation: 77 978
CALL TO SIGN UP! NO FEE!
5-8 .M., FRD AY' DEC. 9
CLOWNS FACE PAINTING SANTA
REFRESHMENTS MUSIC & CAROLS
THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS DISTRICT
and featuring the Manatee High School
Chamber Orchestra at The Islander.
Prize drawing! Enter at area merchants ... three big packages!
Winners announced Dec. 16 in The Islander!
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tv o sI V~ted
All three Island cities' residents, officials, kids,
parents, grandparents Everyone!
Absolutely everyone's invited to Family Fun Day.
a"Please, join us for an
': L old-fashioned gathering of the
Anna Maria Island Family."
Chuck and Joey Lester
Saturday Dec. 17 11-2 p.m.
MUSIC FN GAMES
FOOD P. IZES
Santa Claus is coming to Fun Day, too!
DUFFY burgers and Hot Dogs & Sodas
All at Old-Fashioned Prices!
All prepared by the Duffy's Grill Team!
Big and small raffle prizes and much, much more!
Family Fun Day...Just like old times!
Anna Maria Island Conmunity Center
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria
Presented by Chuck & Joey Lester to benefit the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
Co-sponsored as a-community service by The Islander.