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Skimming the news ... Anna Maria Island map, page 10-A.
Golf record set, page 4-1B.
"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"
No. 24 April 19, 2006 FREE
Report: Island tourism still down
By Rick Catlin
While it would be hard to tell from
all the vehicular traffic and beachgoers
on Anna Maria Island the past two
months, the latest occupancy figures
from the Bradenton Area Convention
and Visitors Bureau indicate tourism to
the Island is considerably down from
The CVB reported that March occu-
pancy "of 'thie Island"-accommodations
surveyed was 77.3 percent, a far cry
from the reported 94.3 percent occu-
pancy rate for March 2005.
At the same time, however, the CVB
said occupancy of mainland accommo-
dations for March 2006 was 91.4 per-
cent, just a few points off the 94.6 per-
cent for the same month last year.
Occupancy on Longboat Key
slipped as well, falling from 87.4 per-
cent for March 2005 to 80.2 percent for
Overall, occupancy of all accom-
modations in the Bradenton area was at
83.4 percent for March 2006, about 10
percentage points below the March 2005
average of 93.1, the CVB reported.
The argument that room rates on
Anna Maria Island are hurting tourism
doesn't seem to stand up when com-
pared with room rates in Sarasota.
The average daily room rate on Anna
Maria for March 2006 was $161.90, a
-.7-percent increase from-last year at the-
same time. Sarasota, however, reported an
average daily room rate of $190.52 for
March 2005, although 2006 figures are not
yet available. Sarasota's average daily rate
for January 2006 was $168.96 compared
with the Bradenton area's $135.59 average
for the same month.
At the same time, however, occu-
pancy of Sarasota accommodations
climbed from 52 percent in January
2005 to 67 percent in January 2006.
Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce Executive Director Mary
Ann Brockman has previously indicated
that a large number of Sarasota's winter
visitors had been coming to Anna Maria
Island for a day visit, as indicated by the
sign-in sheets at the chamber office in
Tourism industry officials have said
previously that red tide, pipes on the
beach for the renourishment project and
warm weather up north all contributed
to the tourism decline.
On the plus side, a late Easter in the
winter season should boost April occu-
pancy figures, CVB officials have said.
While stay-over tourism to Anna
Maria Island might be down for the first
three months of 2006, Holmes Beach
Police Chief Jay Romine, a 20-year vet-
eran of the force, said traffic this year
was the worst he's ever seen.
"Of course, I say that every year, but
this year was definitely the most traffic,"
the best for Ryan
A beautiful day, Easter Sunday
The Kiwanis Club ofAnna Maria Island presented its 42nd Easter Sunrise Service at the Manatee Public Beach and the
continued success was evident bZ the thousand or so attendees. A welcome from club president Al Guy was followed by music,
prayers, scripture, hymns, a sermon and an offering of more than $4,600, which is shared among the participating Island
churches. It was a beautiful start to a beautiful day of Christian celebration. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy
Return of Anna Maria parking nightmare
By Rick Catlin
Just when Anna Maria residents
thought that Pandora's parking box had
been locked, sealed and freeze-dried,
someone in the city.may have found the
key and reopened the box of old wounds
Commissioners agreed at their April
13 meeting that a petition from Cedar
-Avenue residents to ha\e open p:uking
on their street qualified as an "excep-
tion" under the historic parking and traf-
fic regulation ordinance approved last
The residents wanted to eliminate
the "odd-even" parking policy and return
the street to its prior parking configura-
tion of September 2005.
But that prompted an outcry from
Commissioner Linda Cramer, who said
it was her understanding that the ordi-
nance would not be revisited for at
least one year after it was in place. If
Cedar Avenue residents get an excep-
tion, Cramer said residents of Palmetto
and Oak avenues, who had previously
demanded resident-only permit parking,
should be allowed an exception to opt
out of the ordinance.
"It's unfair" that the commission is
now considering Cedar Avenue and is
already making more exceptions, she
While Crmner agreed that Cedar.
Avenue could opt out of the parking
plan, she indicated Palmetto Avenue res-
idents should have the same option for
Only if they want open parking,
responded Commission Chairperson
John Quam, and only if 100 percent of
the residents agree.
Commissioner Chris Toilette, how-
ever, wondered if the commission was
now changing the plan and opening the
door for other streets to bring petitions
"We're not changing the ordinance,"
countered Quam. Cedar Avenue resi-
dents did not have a petition last Sep-
tember when the commission exempted
four streets from the "odd-even" ordi-
nance. Now, they do.
What about other streets opting out
of the plan? questioned Toilette.
The commission will not consider
an exemption if just a few residents want
open parking, said Quam.
"The rule is," said Commissioner
Duke Miller, "that if you have a park-
ing problem, you are out of luck unless
you want open parking. I'm not saying
I'm in favor of that, that's just the way
Miller had originally been a pro-
ponent of resident-only permit parking,
but opted for the "odd-even" plan after
several other compromise proposals he
brought to the commission failed to
Cramer, however, countered that
Remembering crash victims
These two crosses were placed in
the water last week near where the
SUV carrying Zane Zavadil and Ryan
Costello crashed through the bridge
rail into the water A solitary young
woman hugs one of the crosses. For
more on the crash, see page 3. Islander
Photo: Rick Catlin
Quam had previously said that the ordi-
nance would be in place for one year
before the commission would consider
Now, she claimed, Quam is chang-
ing the policy.
PLEASE SEEPARKING, NEXT PAGE
2-A U APRIL 19, 2006 M THE ISLANDER
FWC makes fish, crab
busts in area
Five people have been charged with fishery violations
by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation officers.
Charged April 12 with fishing with illegal gillnets
were Michael E. Cook, 35; Trever J. Flathman, 19; and
Nicholas O. Wettstein, 20, all from Bradenton.
The trio were stopped in Longboat Pass with the.
On April 14, two people were charged with theft
and illegal sale of crabs as the culmination of a five--
month investigation by FWC officers.
Wilfredo Leon Gonzalez, 23, and Marisela Gon-
zalez, 20, were charged with illegal sale of more than
580 blue crabs and some stone crabs. FWC officers
said the pair had been taking crabs from commercial
traps, a third-degree felony, and selling them without
a proper saltwater products license, a second-degree
FWC officials said they intended to file more
charges at a later date against the Gonzalezes.
Parking plan nightmare
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1-A
If any other beach-access-zone streets have 100
percent of its residents in favor of changing its parking
to resident-only, will the commission reconsider?_she
"No," replied Quam.
"Then it's not equitable," Cramer responded, sug-
gesting the commission might want to reconsider the
entire ordinance. "I feel we have a lot of issues with
this parking plan," and what the commission is doing
with Cedar Avenue is "precedent setting."
Other commissioners disagreed and will have a
final vote on the Cedar Avenue request at their April 27
Cramer said she was not done with the parking
The September 2005 parking ordinance took at
least 28 years of various commission and committee
studies dating back to the first-known cit3 -sponsored
parking studh in 1977 to come into existence.
A type of rubber sidewalk has bounced into the
streetscape of Bradenton Beach.
Workers from KBI Inc. installed a new bit of
sample sidewalk at Cortez Beach last week. The mate-
rial, called Flexi-Pave, is made mostly of recycled
rubber and is under consideration by city and county
officials for a multi-use path to stretch along the Gulf
of Mexico under the trees from Fifth Street South to
the Longboat Bridge.
The material which constitutes Flexi-Pave, said
KBI Director of National Sales Gunny Hundertmark,
is from old tires. The tires are shredded, then a binding
agent is added to hold the material in place. Basically,
the sidewalks, driveways, decks, paths or other surfaces
are flat pieces of rubber.
Of particular interest to local officials is the fact
that the material is porous, producing a more "green"
aspect for hardened surfaces that promises to reduce
stormwater runoff issues.
The pilot project runs from Gulf Drive to a hand-
icapped-accessible beach access between Ninth and
10th streets south in the city.
The application process went quickly last week, as
officials from the city and county watched the mate-
rial get layered onto the ground in movable forms, not
unlike spreading cake dough in a pan. The product
cures in about a day, and is resistant to chipping or
cracking, unlike asphalt or concrete. Cost is estimated
to be approximately the same as asphalt, according to
a KBI Inc.
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Bradenton man still critical after bridge crash
A young Bradenton man remains in critical condi-
tion in a Tampa hospital after a late-night crash on the '-. .
Anna Maria Island Bridge April 8 killed the driver.:. ...
Zane Zavadil, 19, was killed at the scene. Ryan
Costello, 20, remains hospitalized.
Florida Highway Patrol troopers originally
described Costello as the driver, but after his father and .'' *.
others protested, FHP reversed that assertion and deter-
mined that Zavadil was driving the 1991 Toyota sport .- .. .:
utility vehicle.t "t
Bradenton Beach Police Sgt. Chuck Sloan and
Holmes Beach Police Officer Mike Pilato were first to. .
arrive at the scene. The pair saw a rear wheel of the'
vehicle sticking out of the water of Anna Maria Sound
just south of the bridge. .. : K-
"No one had come out of the car, so we decided to :
go in the water to try to save the occupants," Sloan said. '""'' i.- '.
"We went to the end of the bridge and started to"r .-. -
disrobe," Pilato said. "It was about 100 yards from -
shore, and when we got there. West Manatee Fire &
Rescue had arrived and threw down a mask and fins.
Sloan went down the passenger side and dove down." Manatee High School 2005 graduates and friends erected this memorial sign on the Anna Maria Island Bridge
"I felt a body in the passenger seat, but I couldn't last week at the location where an SUV carrying Ryan Costello and Zane Zavadil went off the bridge near
get it out because of the seat belt," Sloan said. "I went midnight on April 8, killing Zavadil and leaving Costello in critical condition. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
up and borrowed a knife from Pilato, cut the seat belts ,
and pulled the passenger out and got him to shore."
"I kept trying to get the driver out of the car," Pilato
said, "but the current and the wind kept slamming the
door in my back. Sloan came back and we both went .
under and I was able to cut the seat belts and get the
"The Coast Guard had arrived by then, and we got
the guy on the boat and they transported him to King-
fish Boat Ramp and then to the hospital."
Both officers agreed the water was over their 1 L
Services for Zavadil were last week, and hundreds- ..'
of people packed the Westminster PresbN terian Chuich --.:. ; -
in Bradenton to remember the x young man. Visitation on More than 1,000 people attended the visitation in
the Island drew more than 1000. He was attending the remembrance of Zane Zavadil last Thursday evening ..
Fire Science Academy and was a cadet at West Manatee at the Griffith-Cline Funeral Home in Holmes Beach. '
Fire and Rescue District. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
By Paul Roat
A new vision of Bradenton Beach is coalesc-
Members of the city's Waterfronts: Accessi-
ble, Viable, Environmentally Sustainable commit-
tee met last week in an ongoing process to deter-
mine the path upon which the program will pro-
ceed in its two-year mission to improve, enhance
and preserve the city's waterfront and be\ ond.
The process is funded for the most par b\ a
grant from the Florida-Department of Comimuni ty
Affairs through the Waterfronts Florida program.
"But this is all a waterfronts community,"
facilitator Dr. Thomas Taylor told the dozen or so
members present. "It's not just along the shore.".
After a brief session in which members out-
lined elements they did not want the city to suc-
cumb to high-rise buildings, proliferation of
run-down structures, loss of commerce and loss of
a sense of community the group went to work
on what they wanted Bradenton Beach to become
or continue to be.
Highlights of the Gulf of Mexico shore
included adequate parking and clearly delineated
beach access.points, restoration of natural habi-
tats, vista preservation and public use of the jetties
at Cortez Beach.
The group had mixed views on Australian pine
trees. with some urging preseratoron and others
lobbying for the exotic species' removal.
The bayfront vision included enhanced boat-
access points, more docks and parks, boardwalks
and enhancements to existing boat ramps at
Coquina Beach and elsewhere.
There was also a move for tax incentives for
those who protect the natural habitat along the
shore -- keep the maniagro\es or seagrasses and
receive a tax break, in other words.
SWithin the "do\ ntow n" portion of the city,
from Cortez Road to Fifth Street South, goals
mentioned included controlled and managed park-
ing, increased parking, city acquisition of vacant
lots on Bridge Street for use as a "town square"
for events, enhanced lightipig that meets wildlife
needs, instillation of underground utilities and
maintaining the area as a family friendly zone.
Along Gulf Drive, the group viewed the future
as having curbs along the entire road, with safe
pedestrian crosswalks, streetscaping that features
native plants, sidewalks and removal of the "nega-
tive" signage in the city.
As to cultural and recreational activities, the
group lobbied for more history programs to pro-
mote the heritage of the city, expanded fishing
and beach activities and even a regular farmer's
There was also discussions of more non-tradi-
tional means of transportation, such as horse-and-7
buggy rides or expansion of the trolley to connect
with Bridge Street at the bayfront.
Offshore oil and natural gas exploration was
generally panned by the WAVES committee mem-
bers, who proposed expansion of offshore fishing
reefs and enhanced recycling programs and preser-
vation and enhancement of natural habitats. Better
stormwater runoff management was also touted.
Key issues to be discussed in future meetings
include parking and traffic, preservation of natural/
native habitats and removal of exotic species, and
preservation of historic structures.
The next WAVES meeting, and the continuation
of the visioning process, will be at 6 p.m. April 19
at city hall. Refreshments will be served, and all are
encouraged to attend and offer their "visions."
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dipla.\'Ld 1li '.N IL' ,t American flag during the gather-
in to' rcimiiiit r Zavadil on the Island. His father
ti a rceid lpa1au~ Jdt and he had been attending
iU wi, to bec ome i firefighter at the time of the crash.
Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
Anna Maria City
April 19, 6:30 p.m., environmental education and
enhancement committee meeting.
April 24, 7 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting.
April 27, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall,
10005 Gulf Drive, 708-6130.
April 19, 6 p.m., WAVES committee meeting.
April 20, 1 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda:
Hurricane evaluation, update on Florida Gulf Coast
Sports events, board appointments, approval of
invoices and commission reports.
April 20, 6 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting.
April 27, 4:30 p.m., code enforcement board meeting.
Biadenmon Beach Cit\ Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
April 20, 7 p.m., planning commission meeting.
April 25, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
April 26, 10 a.m., code enforcement board meeting.
April 28, 1:30 p.m., police retirement board meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
April 19, 7 p.m., Coalition of Barrier Island Elected
Officials meeting, Anna Maria City Hall.
April 24, 9:30 a.m., Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan
Planning Organization meeting, Sudakoff Hall, USF-
New College Campus, Sarasota.
Vision of Bradenton Beach
future under creation
4-A M APRIL 19, 2006 U THE ISLANDER
New curator organizing maritime museum
By Jim Hanson
Fascinated by Cortez's part in "an important time
in U.S. history," Karen Geis is taking over as curator
of the Florida Maritime Museum in the historic fishing
The museum has been aborning over the past sev-
eral years, with "Chips" Shore and many Cortezians as
devoted midwives, but without anyone assigned exclu-
sively to its nurturing. Until now.
Geis arrived last week to begin organizing and
documenting artifacts that have been accumulating for
years, and sorting them for permanent display in the
museum at the old schoolhouse that is almost ready for
human occupancy after an exhaustive rehabilitation.
She reports to Shore, who as Manatee County
clerk of the circuit court is responsible for all things his-
toric in the county. Directly responsible for the school
building, its resurrection and the museum as manager
of historic sites is Roger Allen.
Shore is seeking political support and funding
from all conceivable sources, including the state he
returned last week from just such a mission to Tallahas-
see to buy the Seafood Shack property as a perma-
nent home for the museum. The county commission
has turned down a proposal for direct purchase of the
Shack but apparently remains receptive to some form
of shared purchase.
Shores is a history buff, and the new curator should
Karen Geis is the new curator at the Florida Maritime Museum in Cortez.
fit right in: She is finishing work for a degree in history
from the University of South Florida. She said she has
loved history since childhood in Chicago.
Cortez represents a vital, still active part of "an
important time in our history, the Great Depression and
World War II," she said. She added that she is most
impressed by Cortez's concern for preserving what it
has lived through since its founding in the 1880s.
Kindergarten registration, immunization at AME Thursday
Kindergarten registration for the 2006-07 school
year will take place at Anna Maria Elementary School
from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. April 19.
The Manatee County Health Department's mobile
immunization van will be at the school during registra-
tion hours to provide free vaccinations for children of
The following vaccines are mandatory for kinder-
Five doses of DPT, unless the fourth dose was
given on or after the fourth birthday.
Four doses of polio, unless the third dose was
given on or after the third birthday.
A second dose of measles vaccine, preferably
measles/mumps/rubella, spaced at least one month
apart with the first dose given on or after the first birth-
Three doses of the hepatitis-B vaccine.
One dose of Varivax, or a documented case of the
To register students for kindergarten, parents
should bring the child's birth certificate bearing an offi-
cial seal, Social Security card, immunization record,
Proof of physical exam within the year and proof of
A school nurse will be available to review records
and answer questions during the day.
AME is located at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
For more information, call 708-5525.
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8 a.m. 3 p.m. Saturday April 29
at the Anna Maria City Pier parking lot
pLEASE Yard waste must be separated from other refuse.
Sorry no refrigerators, A/C units, batteries,
.... tires or paint will be accepted at this cleanup.
(RAIN DATE May 6)
Remember ... Monday is recycle pickup day in Anna Maria.
Please set your blue bin at the curb.
For questions about recycling, call Anna Maria City Hall, 708-6132, ext. 25.
THE ISLANDER N APRIL 19. 2006 U A-5
Commission compromise derails sign confrontation
By Rick Catlin
An expected showdown between local real estate
agents and the Anna Maria City Commission over its
proposed sign ordinance failed to materialize at the
April 13 commission meeting when commissioners
agreed to a number of proposals in the ordinance favor-
able to the industry.
Real estate agents had flooded the commission
chambers in anticipation of a battle over the proposed
ordinance after similar sign ordinances in Holmes
Beach and Bradenton Beach had produced an industry
But the commission moved quickly to resolve a
number of serious issues in the Anna Maria ordinance
regarding residential signs, agreed to a maximum sign
of 4 square feet for signs on a residential property, not
restricting the number of word lines in the sign, elimi-
Snating restrictions on the number of colors for the signs
and allowing either a metal frame or a wooden post to
support a sign on the property.
Mayor SueLynn pointed out that a sign hung on a
wooden post would probably need a permit from the
The commission also agreed that residential signs
could have an information box and one "add-on," or
rider attached, and allowed a residence to have a sign
naming the house attached to the dwelling, in addition
to the residential sign on the property. It also allowed
signs advertising seasonal or weekly rental to remain
on a property, even when the structure is in use.
Commissioners delayed a decision on temporary
off-site signs such as "garage sale" until its May work-
session, when it will also address commercial signs in
the proposed ordinance.
The measures brought approval from the real estate
professionals in attendance.
Island real estate agent Kevin C. Van Ostenbridge,
speaking for Island real estate agents, had brought a
number of proposals to the commission, some of which
differed from those of the commission, but was pleased
by the commission's compromise effort.
He noted that the proliferation of signs has been
generated by the market.
But not everyone was happy with the proposed sign
ordinance. Several local residents said the city is acting
like it owes the industry. The city should start with
eliminating all signs and work its way up from there,
While that brought applause from the audience, the
commission rejected that notion and scheduled further
discussion of the ordinance for its May 11 workses-
Sign of untroubled times
Anna Maria City Planner Alan Garrett showed the
city commission the difference between a 3-square-
foot sign and a 4-square-foot sign at the April 13
commission meeting. Commissioners opted for the
larger sign. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
Attorney Michael Connolly of Sarasota, acting as
city attorney after Jim Dye recused himself because he
is an Anna Maria rental property owner, said the city
had to'be very careful not to make the ordinance "con-
In other words, it should not be directed specifi-
cally toward the real estate industry.
He also noted that the Florida Supreme Court
recently ruled against a Neptune Beach sign ordinance,
saying that "visual clutter" of real estate signs was not a
compelling reason for the city to restrict signs because
that ordinance was "content based."
Cities do, however, have some control over signs,
he said, and can regulate size and.location, among other
In other business, the commission also agreed to
vote on a proposed amendment to the building set-
back ordinance at its May 25 meeting that would
allow mechanical equipment, such as pool heaters, to
encroach up to 36 inches in the side setback.
The request was brought by Max Powers on behalf
of the pool industry. Powers had previously pointed
out that the 2003 setback ordinance had inadvertently
meant that most pool equipment had to be placed in the
backyard, a hardship for some pool owners.
Commissioners also agreed that the amendment
should allow the equipment to be as high as 36 inches,
but must be "soundproofed" to eliminate as much noise
as possible from reaching adjoining households.
SueLynn, however, said the commission is setting
a "dangerous precedent" because the amendment is
geared to a specific industry.
Commissioner Duke Miller agreed, saying the
commission was entering "dangerous territory" with
the amendment, but agreed to have the commission for-
mally vote on the issue.
Anna Maria City code board has vacancy
By Rick Catlin
With the departure of Anna Maria code enforce-
ment board member Gordon Atkinsonr to the foothills
of Tennessee, Chairman Bill Iseman is looking for at
least one new member for the board.
Atkinson attended his final meeting April 4 as the
board disposed of two code violation cases without
In the' case of the property at 237 Chilson Ave.,
the board found that the Louloudes family had brought
the property into compliance with all the reported code
violations with the exception of the swimming pool.
As code enforcement officer Gerry Rathvon was
ill, she was unable to inspect the pool to see if it had
been cleaned as ordered by the board at a prior meeting.
The Louloudes family reported that the pool has been
brought into compliance, but no pictures were made
available and no inspection was performed.
The board opted to give the property owner until
April 20 to have the pool brought into compliance and
Rathvon will schedule and complete the pool inspec-
tion before the board's May 8 meeting.
The board also found the Pelletreau property at 319
Tarpon St. in compliance with the city code.
An abandoned boat had been located on the prop-
erty and the board had ordered the property owner to
remove the vessel by March 20.
City Attorney Jim Dye delivered a report from
Rathvon to the board noting thatwhile the boat had not
been removed by March 20, it had been taken away
by March 28 when Rathvon inspected the property
The board found Pelletreau had brought the prop-
erty into compliance and closed the case with no further
Anyone interested in serving on the code enforce-
ment board should contact Mayor SueLynn at city hall,
Iseman said. City hall can be reached at 708-6130.
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G-A E APRIL 19, 2000 TIHE ISLANDER
Farewell, winter friends
And so it's over for another year the "high
season" has ended.
Easter weekend traditionally marks the peak of our
busy tourist season on Anna Maria Island.
But summer is becoming more and more of a "high-
low season" on the Island. Rates are somewhat lower for
accommodations, sure, but occupancy is decent espe-
cially compared with other areas of Southwest Florida.
There are a lot more "no vacancy" signs visible in
Manatee County's beach communities than you'll find
in Sarasota, for example.
And so we have our Island back to ourselves -
somewhat at least until the masses arrive for Memo-
rial Day and July 4 celebrations.
No more long lines to buy groceries.
No more long lines at our favorite restaurants.
No more packed trolleys, or the mishaps when they
can't keep the scheduled rounds for all the traffic.
See you next year, winter friends!
Trying to reason with season
Although the other season, hurricane season,
doesn't officially begin until June 1, storms don't usu-
ally carry calendars and, with the waters of the Gulf of
Mexico already at 74 degrees and rampant predictions
of above-average storms this year by forecasters, it's
time to think ahead.
Now is the time to dust off your insurance policies and
go over your content coverage, check the wind and flood
provisions, and generally give them a good going-over.
Insurers don't write or work on policies if a storm is
brewing, so April is a good month to check that you're
covered adequately and make any necessary changes.
Remember those storm shutters you've been putting
off getting? Now's the time to invest in protection for
yourself and your home while you still have time.
Also check supplies such as water, batteries and
other necessities of storm season that you may have
tapped into during past months. Stock up.
And the best advise of all is to invite your mainland
friends, the ones that live high and dry in a nice house
far from any waterways, to the beach for a weekend.
Enjoy thelazy days on the Island with them now.
The chances of their returning the favor when you
need a safe haven in the face of an approaching storm
Call it another form of hurricane insurance.
Let's call it the "Welcome Plan."
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A bully's game
Re: "Board says 'junk' boat must go away." This
article's picture is the equivalent to posting a red letter
"A" on a scandalous adulteress. Is this paper's mission
to-shame people into compliance with codes and code
enforcement? I would assume that would be the job of
others and not a waste of newspaper space.
Amusingly, the picture, taken out of its fairly hys-
terical context, is pretty arty. It is a decline of our civili-
zation that the frothings of the condo bards and neigh-
borhood associations have become the individual hom-
eowner's blight via code enforcement.
If Noah were building his ark in a town like this,
we'd not be alive to read such a ridiculous slew of arti-
cles to shame and humiliate persons already suffering
fines and legal fees.
In short, it's a bully's game.
I .am glad to live in Cortez where boats lounge
in yards, unused Harleys gather weeds, and there's a
rugged sense of individualism where people live in their
It is no small reason that places like Cortez are
heavily featured in historical, cultural and other stud-
ies. People visit to feel its spirit. They are real places
that retain the sense of Florida not the actuality of
increasing property values that make the finger-point-
ing whiner of today the victim of a more financially
well-off finger pointer in the future.
I think there should be a movement away from
maintaining "property values" and to maintaining cul-
ture, heritage and a sense of fun, life and individuality.
A fisherman said to me the other day an ex-Vermonter
demanded he move his commercial fishing boat. He
was visiting his mother on the way home from work.
The irate neighbor yelled, "I didn't come to Florida to
And I ask people like that man and others like him,
what did you come to. see? Or did you want to make it
as bland and dull is the place you escaped from?
.Florida's value rests-in .its, wn sense of ,self. To
erase that with a wall of condos and roads lined in simi-
lar fences is a degradation of something unique and pre-
Trust me, the property values will rise even if you
stick a rusty RV on your lot and sit outside drunk in
your underwear singing Jimmy Buffett songs in a fal-
Rhonda K. Kitchens, Cortez
I.have never seen a more appealing photo of a child
as that which appeared on the cover of your March 29
issue. Edna Tiemann is to be commended.for capturing
the innocence, beauty and grace of Kylee Moscato.
Thank you for sharing that with us.
Mary Shaull, Holmes Beach
Great garden tour
The third time was a charm for the Island Garden
Tour, with more than 500 garden lovers visiting five
lush tropical gardens on the April 1 tour. The tour
raised just under $7,700 for the Anna Maria Commu-
nity Chorus and Orchestra, setting a new record for the
event. In addition, another $1,500 was raised through
in-kind contributions, bringing the total to just under
Thanks to all who contributed to this success: the
garden owners, a hard-working committee, the volun-
teers at the gardens, and, especially, the tour spon-
sors. This year's sponsors were The Herald, LaPensee
Plumbing, the Anna Maria Island Property Report,
Island Real Estate, Anna Maria Garden Club, the Sand-
bar, BeachHouse and Mar Vista restaurants, Pickwick
Stage, Island Garden Club and Duncan Real Estate.
Thank you very much to The Islafiter for helping
the tour with your recent stories, which helped spread
the word about our event.
And last, but not least, thanks to all who came and
meandered through the gardens.
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Keep them laughing
There are worse things than losing an election (as I
can attest), but there is nothing worse than losing your
convictions. I believe that it was Adlai Stevenson that
first said that, and I agree. And so, I write the following
"Slice of Maloney."
When I was at the Syracuse University School of
Journalism, a professor there advised me, after reading
some of my fiction and even after reading my words
of truth that I should concentrate on humor only.
"Doing so," he said, "lets writers like you get away
with murder. That's because readers THINK you're
If you've read anything under my byline in the past,
I hope you realize that I'm always trying to heed that
advice, even though it's not always easy.
Like right now, I feel as though I must react to
the attitude elected officials in Bradenton Beach have
.already exposed, and the same attitude I read that the
Holmes Beach mayor says she will pass to her com-
mission. That attitude: To hell with no matter what the
voters of those two cities asked them to do, they don't
want to pay anything for an Island consolidation study
until Anna Maria comes on board, which, of course,
they hope will never happen.
Now, let's see if I can come up with some humor
The first laugh I got was to hear that those two
cities wanted Anna Maria to join them in the consolida-
tion study. In otherwords, they wanted some consolida-
tion before they they would agree to consider consoli-
Second laugh came from the fact that it's taken
those two cities' mayors more than four months to give
anything to what the majorities of their voters asked
them to do. Four months, and then only that they finally
came up with an excuse to ignore them.
I guess that's because there were far more impor-
tant things to do than listen to voters. Instead, they
- Holmes Beach elected officials have been deep
since then into how often the bridges to the main-
land should be opened, where golf carts should be
allowed to run, or who should own, rent or whatever
the T-end canal docks in their city. What worries me
is that the former concern has been discussed for
at least five years that I know of without reaching
a decision, and the same goes for the-latter for 10
I don't know how long Bradenton Beach has wor-
ried about what a pier eaterie should be, and right now
they are concerned with that city buying private houses
for some reason.
So, maybe four months ain't so bad after all.
There is a slight hope that Island consolida-
tion might be getting somewhere about real estate
signs yet. Last week, they argued trying to have
all three cities agree on the measurement of those
Some consolidation progress, but only IF they ever
I hope the subject of brick pedestrian crosswalks
never comes up. The ones Holmes Beach has already
installed are quite enough.
But, back to humor. Why would elected officials of
a 7-mile-long, 1-mile-wide Island like ours back away
from a study voters requested? Could it be that such
a study might show residents how they could be pro-
fessionally managed with less than three mayors, 14
commissioners, three police departments, and three of
everything else as well, like public works and other city
All that is apparently OK as is, however, only
as long as all real estate signs are the same dimen-
My biggest personal regret is that I don't have
the mere $25,000 to foot the bill for that survey, a
sum that the mayor of one and the commission of
the other of the two cities feel is a waste without
Anna Maria. I'm seriously trying to figure out how I
can raise it myself and.finally work toward getting to
an end of a 40-some years discussion of consolida-
That price is cheap compared to the tens of thou-
THE ISLANDER N APRIL 19, 2006 A A-7
sands all Holmes Beach taxpayers will have to share
to pay for the one-year-earlier construction of a
replacement for the current Key Royale Bridge a
bridge that the Florida Department of Transportation
people have assured us time and again is "struc-
turally sound" and will last as is for many years.
All that's wrong with it now is described by the
DOT as being "primarily because of undersized lane
dimensions." It is "functionally obsolete," which
refers only to the bridge, despite being appropriate, I
believe, to describe the current Island's form of gov-
ernment as well.
While I'm busy trying to raise $25,000, I trust that
the City of Anna Maria which has been blamed by
the other two cities for their backing off the study -
will finally give their voters the right to express their
feelings about participating in an Islandwide consoli-
dation study. That's a right they denied them on last
What the hell, even if the vote doesn't turn out the
way the mayor and commission there want it to, just
ignore them. But that decision would be another form
But like I promised, back to the humor I'm com-
fortable with. The professor was right.
Here goes: These two Irishmen, Pat and Mike,
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By Diana Bogan
The long-awaited grand opening celebration for
the new Anna Maria Elementary School is just around
the corner. Construction crews are working around the
clock to ensure all is ready for the May 1 dedication
ceremony, says AME Principal Kathy Hayes.
In the past few weeks the area in front of the school
has been transformed from a pile of dirt to a landscaped
space filled with new trees, a newly paved bus loop and
parking lot, covered walkways and light posts.
Hayes said parents should be pleased with the park-
ing lot and driveway, which will allow three times as
many cars to line up for student drop-off and pick-up
Light posts have gone up for the parking area and
playgrounds, and covered sidewalks now lead from the
parking areas to the school and connect the art/music
wing and auditorium to the main building.
The grove of oak trees in front of the school will
feature an outdoor dining area. Pavers from the former
school's patio will be used for the new picnic area.
A donation from the Anna Maria Woman's Club has
helped ease the expense of putting the pavers in place,
The pavers will form an L-shaped patio to hold
picnic tables. Hayes said the school hopes that local
businesses will pitch in by sponsoring a table and an
umbrella that will display their company name.
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Hayes said much of the landscaping has been put
in place, with more still to come. To date, 81 palms
have been planted on campus, 24 new oaks have been
installed, ferns and foliage for the front of the school
building are expected to be coming soon.
A new sign has been ordered for the front of the
campus. The marquee will face north and south to be
visible to all passing traffic to display school announce-
ments. Flagstone retrieved from the front pillars of the
former school entryway will be used to create a planter
around the new marquee. Hayes said the sign will be
lighted at night.
Mote Marine Aquarium has delivered its donation
of a saltwater aquarium for the school's main lobby.
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More features still to come are the dolphin sculp-
ture, which will hang in the 16-foot-tall clock tower,
which will be the focal point of the covered walkway
and entry. The sculpted mother and baby dolphin will
be visible from all sides of the tower and protected by a
metal roof. The art was donated by Trudy and Stewart
Hayes said the sculpture won't be in place in time
for the dedication, but drawings will be available for
guests to view. The art should be in place when school
resumes in the fall.
Another feature that won't be in place until the fall
is the peace garden. The designated area, between the
auditorium and art/music building, is under scrutiny to
determine how much stormwater runoff it will collect.
Hayes said the school is working with master gardener
Christine Callahan on the design of the peace garden.
Plans are being finalized for the May Day dedica-
tion ceremony, which will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the
school auditorium. The program will lead guests from
the auditorium to a ribbon-cutting ceremony and inside
the main building where group tours will be arranged.
A reception hosted by contractor W.G. Mills will cap
off the event in the school cafeteria.
All members of the community are invited to
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Parks, beautification committee to meet again
By Diana Bogan
Customarily, the Holmes Beach Parks and Beauti-
fication Committee adjourns for the season following
its April meeting. However, members agreed they cur-
rently have too many open projects and so they will
meet again in May.
During its April meeting, the committee reviewed
the success of its recent landscape forum on the effects
of fertilizers and pesticides on water quality. Of the
surveys handed out at the forum, approximately 50 per-
cent were completed. Results show that the majority of
attendees were from Holmes Beach, and a few came
from Ellenton and Sarasota.
Most said they came to the forum to learn about
Florida-friendly landscapes or because of an interest
in native beach plants. Based on survey responses, the
committee is considering either flowering saltwater tol-
erant plants or xeriscaping as future forum topics.
The committee was surprised to learn that only two
survey respondents voiced an interest in learning about
Committee members also discussed their vision for
"reforesting" the Island replacing trees that have
been removed with trees donated as living memori-
als. The committee would like to start a program in
which individuals or businesses could purchase a 12- to
15-foot-tall tree to be dedicated and planted on public
The committee is interested in having more viable
trees planted in place of mature trees that have been
removed for one reason or another.
Due to the expense, committee members agreed to
forgo a plan that would see mature trees donated by
other property owners transplanted to areas where they
may be needed. Instead, they will seek the city com-
The Gulf Coast Writers group will meet at 10:15
a.m. Monday, May 1, at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Those attending
may bring original writings to read to the group. Details
may be obtained by calling 761-9036.
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Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore, who over-
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asked the committee to solidify an action plan.
Whitmore attended the meeting to update members
on the status of the city's cooperation with the Anna
Maria Island Community Center during the Center's
Whitmore told the committee she has asked the
city's public works department to make room for the
Center's teen program in the building adjacent to the
skateboard park. There are presently 25 kids regularly
participating in those weekly gatherings. Whitmore
said the proximity to the skate park, where many teens
congregate, is ideal.
The public works building may also provide a
quiet location for the Center's counseling services, she
As for the city's recreational areas, Whitmore
reported that the the basketball court hoops are up. Bids
are currently out for fencing three sides of the court and
the city expects to obtain bids on striping the court.
Whitmore said the Hagan Foundation has donated
$8,000 for the basketball court, and $2,000 for a picnic
area. The city plans to hold a ribbon-cutting cere-
mony in appreciation of the ongoing support the Hagan
family provides for Island kids. "Even though they
don't live in Holmes Beach anymore, they still give
$10,000 a year to our kids," said Whitmore.
And, she added, the city's recreational fields
are seeing a lot of action. Whitmore said she has
seen people playing basketball, soccer and tennis and
even some folks practicing their golf swing on city
Holmes Beach Public Works Superintendent Joe
Duennes reported that the four trolley shelters allot-
ted in the current city budget are either in progress or
finished. The shelters can withstand 140-mph winds.
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become a tradition, is open to all residents of Willow Avenue in Anna Maria. A variety of delicious food is
shared as well as fellowship of neighbors. Islander Photo: Carolyne Norwood
The annual sweeping cleanup of trash from the
beaches and roadsides will be here Saturday, April 22,
coinciding with Earth Day.
It will be the last of the scheduled countywide
Great American Cleanup days, taking in Anna Maria
Island, Cortez and the Palma Sola Causeway as well as
Bradenton and Palmetto.
Earlier phases of the cleanup efforts were March
4 at in the upper Manatee River area and the annual
Coastal Cleanup last fall. The latter de-trashed the near-
shore sea bottom, but further underwater cleanup this
time around would be most welcome, said Keep Mana-
tee Beautiful, sponsor and arranger of the event.
After the cleanup's conclusion, there will be a free
picnic for all volunteers with the Shaman Band per-
forming from noon to 3 p.m. at Sutton Park in Palmetto,
10th Avenue West and Seventh Street West.
Volunteers may check in at 9 a.m. cleanup day at
the following locations:
Bradenton Beach, BeachHouse Restaurant, 200
Gulf Drive N.
Holmes Beach, Kingfish Boat Ramp beside the
bridge at Manatee Avenue.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive.
Cortez, FISH Preserve at 11601 Cortez Road,
across from Sunny Shores.
Palma Sola Causeway, the pavilions on the north,
side of the road.
Boaters and divers wishing to participate by pick-
ing up trash from the sea bottom should call Keep Man-
atee Beautiful to register, 795-8272.
Last year's effort saw 47 miles of shoreline cleared
of trash along with 178 miles of roads and highways,
collecting 277,682 pounds of trash. Some 1,480 volun-
Palma Sola Botanical Park
benefit next Wednesday
A benefit concert and social event to help raise
funds for Palma Sola Botanical Park is scheduled
Wednesday evening, April 26, at the park, 9800 17th
Ave. N.W., Bradenton.
Featured at the outdoor concert, which will be from
6 to 9 p.m., will be trumpeter Leon Merian and his
quintet. Admission is $10 per person at the door.
The park is open to the public all week and
includes classes and other public service programs,
said James Pinkham of Holmes Beach. He works
with the park in various volunteer capacities. He is
with Morgan Stanley Co. in Bradenton, sponsor of
Additional details may be obtained by calling
S720-0480 or 761-2866.
Bottle boat regatta Saturday
at Palma Sola Causeway
The DeSoto Heritage Festival's bottle boat
regatta, with boats made from plastic bottles,
jugs and other flotsam, will be from 10 a.m. to
2 p.m. Saturday, April 22, off the south side of
the Palma Sola Causeway.
"It's a wet, wacky and wild" event as part
of the April-long DeSoto Festival, said the
sponsors. A homemade craft of any size or
shape may be entered in the regatta by calling
Affaire near sellout,
some room left
With 10 days to go, the 2006 Affaire to Remember
has a mere handful of openings left maybe 65 tickets
left out of 350.
The giant fundraiser and social event will be April
29 at the activity center of St. Bernard Catholic Church,
248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. It is the major
funding source each year for the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, last year raising $770,000.
Aida Matic-Chaffee of the Center said that about
eight tables are left, eight people per table. Tickets are
$150 per person.
The black-tie-optional event will begin at 5 p.m.
with champagne and hors d'oeuvres and the opening of
a silent auction. Dinner will be served at 6:30 followed
by a live auction and, starting about 10, dancing to the
Raffle tickets for a host of prizes are still available
and may be purchased at the Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria; AMI Oyster Bars, 6696 Cortez Road and
6906 14th St. W., Bradenton, and 1525 51stAve. E., Ellen-
ton; Anchor Inn, 3007 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach; Beach-
House Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach;
Duffy's Tavern, 5808 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Also, Hurricane Hank's, 5346 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach; Mar Vista, 760 Broadway St., Longboat Key;
Minnie's Beach Cafe, 5360 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach;
Mr. Bones BBQ, 3007 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach;
Rotten Ralph's, 902 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria; Sandbar
Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria; and Home
True Value Hardware, 5324 Marina Drive, Holmes
Additional information is available at 778-1908.
Family caregivers to meet
The Family Caregiver Support Group of Meals
on Wheels will meet from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, April
21, at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holrhes Beach. It is open to anyone caring for an older
adult friend or family member with chronic health or
memory problems. Details aie available at 747-4655.'
Boat, skipper needed for birds
By Jim Hanson
A bird-conscious boatman and his craft are needed
by the Manatee County Audubon Society to take read-
ings on birds on Passage Key.
The boat the birders have been depending on is
no longer available, said Barbara Howard, president
of the Tampa-Bay Bird Refuges Association. Richie
Meyers, assistant manager for Tampa Bay Refuges who
has been doing the counting, is away at law enforce-
Passage Key, a tiny island a mile north of Anna
Maria Island at the mouth of Tampa Bay, is periodi-
cally a tropical island and a sandbar. It comes and goes,
depending on erosion and storms and currents. At least
twice in recorded history it has disappeared altogether,
but the sea rebuilt it.
Right now it is in a sandbar phase of about 30
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planned at Island Baptist
A retreat will be all day Saturday, April 22, at
Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria,
for the "Gentle Spirit's Revival."
Free of charge, it will begin at 9 a.m. and continue
until 6 p.m., with lunch provided. Bible teacher Robbie
Leech will instruct in the Book of Nehemiah. For fur-
ther information and registration, call 723-2842.
Called to9 retirement
Duke Ogline has spent 37 years providing phone
repairs,"more than 20 of which were spent serving
Island customers, firstfor GTE and until recently
for Verizon. Ogline retired in March and will be
eiijoying cool summers and laid-back winters in
Suwanee, Ga., in the nearfuture with his wife
Sandfamily. Duke said to tell everyone "Thanksfor
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It is the second or third bird refuge established by
the conservationist President Theodore Roosevelt, and
last fall its I 00th birthday was celebrated by wildlife
lovers from all over. It is strictly off limits to the public,
and only the occasional look-see by wildlife officials
Audubon and the association need someone with ii
shallow-draft boat to carry them to circle the islet about
once a month and allow them to tabulate species and num-
bers of birds there. Howard said a refuge official who is
comin- for the summer will be aboard to do the official
counting, and even operate the boat if its owner doesn't
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People bringing a printer cartridge or cell phone for
recycling will get a discount on admission tickets to a
scavenger hunt Sunday, April 23, at Mote Aquarium.
The recyclables will mean $1 off the admission
price for up to four guests, a Mote spokesperson said.
Regular price is $15, children $ 10, free for Mote mem-
The scavenger hunt- is designed to teach guests
"how to become more earth conscious and help protect
marine life." Proceeds will go to Mote's whale and dol-
phin hos pital.
The aquarium, at 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy.'
Sarasota, on City. Island off the south ramp of the
Longboat Pass Bridge, is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
daily. Further information may be obtained by calling
Islanders star, direct
The musical "South Pacffilc" will open in Palmetto
Thursday evening with a stageful of Anna Maria Island-
Director is Dr. Joseph J. Di Cicco of Holmes
Beach, theater teacher at the Manatee School for the
Arts, where the production will be staged at 700 Haben
Blvd., Palmetto. Stars of the Rogers and Hammerstein
classic will include Islanders Trina Rizzo and Edward
Curtain times will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday
and Saturday, with a matinee at 2 p.m. Saturday. Tick-
ets are $10, $5 for the matinee. Details are available at
Di Cicco has lived on the Island for eight years,
coming here from Louisville, Ky.
Terhardt featured artist
Works of artist Ann Terhardt. are featured through
April in a one-person show titled "Spring Has Arrived"
at All Angels by the Sea Episcopal Church, 563 Bay
Isles Road, Longboat Key. It is open from 9 a.m. to I
p.m. Monday through Friday. Details may be obtained
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Another fine GSR mess, Ollie!
By Rick Catlin
If the legal troubles for Villa Rosa developers GSR
LLC continue to mount, someone's going to have to
print a scorecard to tell Islanders who the players are
- and which side they're on.
The latest chapter in the GSR saga has GSR part-
ner Ed Furfey filing a lawsuit in late March against
Bon Eau Enterprises LLC of Sarasota, claiming among
other allegations that the interest rate Bon Eau charged
GSR on a $6.4 million "loan" to the company last year
That means an interest rate on a loan is above what
the legal maximum is in Florida, said a local Island
Furfey claims in the suit that the transaction was a
loan because it was money in return for a title to 2.56
acres of GSR property a portion of the Villa Rosa-
project in Anna Maria and was subject to GSR's
right to repurchase the property at "option prices." In
exchange, said Furfey, Steve Noriega of GSR conveyed
the property title to Bon Eau.
But Furfey, even though he is an equal partner in
GSR, says he had no knowledge of the transaction and
it was nothing more than an "extension of credit by Bon
Eau Enterprises to GSR, despite being disguised as a
sale and purchase.
"The terms of the agreement constitute a loan com-
mitment, the 'deed' was given as security for repayment
of the of the $6.4 million, and the 'option prices' are
interest for the extension of credit."
Further, claimed Furfey, the warranty deed was
actually a mortgage and the rate of interest as charged
by the "option prices" is "usurious" and unenforceable
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Furfey also noted that both Bon Eau and GSR used
the same attorney in the transaction and alleged that the
$6.4 million was "significantly less than the fair market
value of the Villa Rosa property."
As a result of the transaction, GSR and Furfey
as a partner have "suffered damages which it is enti-
tled to recover," the lawsuit said.
S Furfey, however, already has a legal action
against his GSR partners, Robert Byrne and Noriega,
over the Bon Eau deal, claiming he was never noti-
fied or given "first right of refusal" on the sale of
the 2.56 acres of the 17-unit Villa Rosa property on
South Bay Boulevard in Anna Maria. He also alleged
in that lawsuit that the sale price was "well below
Sponsors sought for
A call has gone out for sponsors for the annual
Hurricane Preparedness Seminar on Longboat Key.
Sponsored by the Longboat/St. Armands/Lido
Keys Chamber of Commerce, it will be from 5 to 7
p.m. at the Longboat Key Club & Resort, 301 Gulf of
The seminar is free and very popular, the chamber
noted, and "is given to assist our business community
and the residents of the area." It is open to anyone,
Longboater or not, member or not.
Sponsorships range from Category 1 at $50 to
Category 5 at $150, with escalating benefits by cat-
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market value." Furfey claims he was unaware of the
entire Bon Eau deal last August.
Because Furfey is a GSR partner, he had to
include Byrne and Noriega in the suit against Bon Eau,
although he already has the aforementioned lawsuit
against the two men (The Islander, March 8).
But wait, there's more.
Another company, Longboat Partners LLC, has
sued GSR and the trio of partners, claiming GSR is in
default of an $800,000 loan made to the company in
July 2004 (The Islander, March 15).
That lawsuit states that GSR and Longboat were
supposed to develop the 11-unit Bleu Claire condo-
minium complex on Longboat Key.
As a GSR partner, Furfey is a defendant in that
case along with Byrne and Noriega, while he's suing
Byrne and Noriega in another case, and at the same
time Furfey, along with Byrne and Noriega, are suing
Bon Eau in the third case.
What it means for Anna Maria is that plans for
the 16 multi-million-dollar homes in the controversial
gated community could be on hold for some time until
all the legal difficulties are resolved.
GSR recently finished its model home for the proj-
ect, but has not yet delivered the final plat to the city,
according to Mayor SueLynn. Until the city signs off
on the final plat and it's recorded with the circuit court,
GSR can't sell lots.
That means homes can't be built and the city won't
be getting any building permit fees for Villa Rosa
homes any time in the near future. A building permit
for a $2 million home in Anna Maria would cost close
The city commission gave GSR site plan approval
for Villa Rosa in July 2002.
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Wednesday, April 19
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Kindergarten registra-
tion and immunization van at Anna Maria Elementary
School, 4700 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Longboat-Lido-St. Armand
Keys Chamber of Commerce "Nooner" at the Sun
House Restaurant, 111 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach.
Information: 383-2466. Fee applies.
Noon Anna Maria Garden Club lunch and
installation of new officers at Roser Memorial Commu-
nity Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information:
Thursday, April 20
7p.m. Opening night of "South Pacific" at Mana-
tee School for the Arts, 700 Haben Blvd., Palmetto.
Information: 721-6800. Fee-applies.
Friday, April 21
1 to 2 p.m. Caregiver support group meeting at
the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 747-4655.
5 to 7p.m. Artist reception for 'The Art of Motion"
at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat
Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-2345.
7 p.m. "South Pacific" at Manatee School for
the Arts, 700 Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Information:
721-6800. Fee applies.
Saturday, April 22
8:30 a.m. Kiwanis Club meeting with guest
speaker Ann Jones, a dietician, at Cafe on the Beach,
Manatee. Public Beach, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes
9 a.m. to noon Keep Manatee Beautiful Great
American Cleanup, check-in points at Cortez FISH Pre-
serve, 11601 Cortez Road W.; BeachHouse Restaurant
parking lot, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach; Anna
Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive; Kingfish Boat Ramp,
Manatee Avenue, Holmes Beach; Palma Sola Cause-
way north-side pavilions on Manatee Avenue. Informa-
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Earth Day celebration at
Felts Audubon Preserve, Experimental Farm Road and
24th Avenue East, Palmetto. Information: 737-3169 or
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Gentle Spirit Revival retreat at
Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
10 a.m. to 2p.m. DeSoto Heritage Festival bot-
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mation: 721-6800. Fee applies.
Sunday, April 23
5:30 to 7 p.m. Jazz pianist Dick Hyman head-
lines the "Jazz Event to Remember" at Neel Perform-
ing Arts Center, Manatee Community College, 26th
Street and 60th Avenue West, Bradenton. Information:
752-5252. Fee applies.
Monday, April 24
9 a.m. Widowed persons support group at Cafe
on the Beach, 4000 Manatee Ave., Holmes Beach.
Tuesday, April 25
8:15a.m. to 12:30 p.m.- The "ABC" Safe Boating
course at the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, 5801 33rd
Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 795-6189.
9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Questions about Medicare
Part-D enrollment answered by Michael Vejins at the
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, 5313 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1541.
Noon Anna Maria Island Rotary Club lunch at
the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bra-
denton Beach. Information: 713-0042.
Wednesday, April 26
8 to 9 a.m. "Good Morning Longboat Key" at
the Longboat Key Chamber office, 6960 Gulf of Mexico
Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-2466.
6 to 9 p.m. Leon Merian and his quintet benefit
concert and social at the Palma Sola Botanical Park,
9800 17th Ave. N.W., Bradenton. Proceeds benefit the
park. Information: 714-7907. Fee applies.
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Week events at Mote Marine Aquarium, 1600 Ken
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tion: 388-4441. Fee applies.
Islander/fiber artist Cyndy Custis celebrates 30
years of weaving with a display at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, through
April 30. Information: 779-9118.
"Spring Has Arrived" exhibit by Ann Terhardt at
All Angels Episcopal Church By the Sea, 563 Bay Isles
Road, Longboat Key, through April 30. Information:
Hand-built pottery exhibit by Ginny Eitman at
the Artists Guild Gallery, 5413 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, through May 5.
Cancer prevention and survival cooking class
at Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Mag-
nolia Ave., Anna Maria, through May 20. Information:
"The New World in the Eyes of Explorers"
at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W.,
Bradenton, through June 4. Information: 746-4131.
Longboat-Lido-St. Armands Keys Chamber of
Commerce "Molar Gras" at Dr. Robert Gordon's dental
office April 27.
Mystery writers series at Mote Marine Laboratory
De Soto Ball at Bradenton Municipal Auditorium
Affaire to Remember at St. Bernard Catholic
Church April 29.-
De Soto 5K run on Manatee Avenue April 29..
De Soto grand parade down Manatee Avenue
Manatee River Garden Club Garden Tour and
Horticulture Exhibit April 29.
Florida Brass Quintet at First United Methodist
Church April 30.
Raymond Huntley addressed an
audience of inquiring minds recently
on the topic of "The God of Jews,
S Christians and Islam How Many
Gods?" at the Episcopal Church of
Sthe Annunciation. The goal of the
discussion was to increase under-
standing of significant issues in reli-
gion especially regarding Islam,
the fastest growing faith today. Hunt-
ley is an associate professor of com-
parative religion at Manatee Com-
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sponsored by All Island Denomi-
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Gulfstream Resort, assist other agency. A deputy
assisted with a domestic disturbance in which a juvenile
became upset with her stepfather for asking her to cease
making cell-phone calls.
April 12, 400 block of Pine Avenue, burglary.
Materials for adjacent residences under construction
Key Royale retiree arrested for
abuse, fighting with cops
Donald Schofield, 77, of the 600 block of Glad-
stone Lane on Key Royale in Holmes Beach, took on
the cops and lost.
Schofield was arrested April 8 following an alterca-
tion with a Holmes Beach police officer and two Mana-
tee County Sheriff's Office deputies from the MCSO's
Anna Maria substation.
The law enforcement officers had gone to Gladstone's
Key Royale home that day after his wife Marion went to
the Holmes Beach police station and claimed Schofield had
struck her. She also alleged that Schofield had attempted to
restrain her from leaving the house after he had refused her
identification, medications, walking cane and clothing.
According to the police report, while officers were
attempting to interview Donald Schofield, he struck
Officer Roi Cales of the Holmes Beach police on the
face, head, arms, hands and chest. He then attempted
to remove MCSO Deputy Beau Griner's handgun.
The officers subdued Schofield and he was arrested
for battery on a law enforcement officer, domestic battery,
Obstruction of a lawful investigation and resisting arrest
with violence. He taken to the Manatee County jail.
According to court records, Schofield was arrested
previously in January 2004 for battery, but the charges
were later dropped.
were stolen from a ground-level residence.
April 8, Third Street North and Gulf Drive North,
There were no injuries when two cars collided at
the intersection of East Bay Drive and Manatee
Avenue Wednesday, April 12, although both cars had
to be towed from the scene. A northbound driver was
stopped at the traffic light, and proceeded to make
a left turn when the light turned green, when an
eastbound driver on Manatee Avenue drove through
the red light, according to police, and hit the front of
the other vehicle. Islander Photo: Rebecca Barnett
Whole new definition of
'rip off' for Shake Pit
A highly motivated robber, or probably robbers,
took an unconventional approach in a robbery of a
popular Bradenton eatery last week they literally
dragged the safe out through a wall and towed it behind
their escape vehicle.
Bradenton Police Department officers said some-
one wrapped a chain around the safe at the Shake Pit,
3801 Manatee Ave., in the early morning hours of April
12 and ripped it out through the wall.
Debbie and Bob Crowe, Holmes Beach residents
and owners of the Shake Pit, estimated damage and
receipts lost at $12,000.
The investigation continues by police.
domestic violence. A man was arrested for allegedly
becoming physically abusive toward his girlfriend.
April 9, 100 block of Gulf Drive North, drug arrest.
Kevin Carey, 29, of Bradenton, was arrested for pos-
session of cocaine and marijuana after an officer wit-
nessed the suspect allegedly attempt to sell the drugs to
a female in the parking lot of the Circle K.
April 7, 200 block of 72nd Street, theft. Tools were
reportedly stolen from a construction site.
April 8, 600 block of Gladstone Lane, battery. A
man was arrested for battery on a law enforcement offi-
cer when the suspect became physically abusive toward
an officer investigating a domestic abuse allegation.
According to the report, the man was also charged with
obstruction without violence for attempting to hinder the
investigation, resisting arrest with violence, and domes-
tic battery. The wife was given a domestic violence
packet and allowed to stay in the home when a local
shelter contacted by the officer refused to admit her.
April 8, 3248 E. Bay Drive, Walgreens, theft. A
man reported his bike stolen.
April 9, 600 block of Baronet Lane, burglary. Sev-
eral items including construction tools and home elec-
tronics were reportedly stolen from a residence.
April 12,3300 Gulf Drive, beach access, criminal mis-
chief. A bench and several signs were knocked down.
April 12, 3600 block of Fourth Avenue, criminal
mischief. Two sliding-glass doors of a home under con-
struction were reportedly damaged.
Banana Factory burglarized
The Banana Factory Too at 10100 Cortez Rd. W. in the
Bantam Shopping Plaza was broken into sometime during
the night of April 9 and more than $7,000 in cash taken.
According to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office
report of the incident, someone entered-the establish-
ment and turned off an alarm system, then pried open
the office door and took about $7,000 from- a safe
inside. There were no signs of forced entry to the bar'
or the safe, the report said.
The MtCSO is continuing its in\esligation. accord-
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AME, Rotary launch 'Book Patch' club
By Diana Bogan
The Anna Maria Elementary School media com-
mittee and the Island Rotary Club have launched the
"Rotary Reader Patch Club," a program designed to
promote reading among kids for enjoyment.
The reading program is voluntary, AME media spe-
cialist Lynne McDonough says she has already seen a
positive response from students.
Students will be actively involved in reading books
from different genres, and those participating in the
club will receive a patch representing any genre from
which they have read a designated number of books.
There are 20 genres, including arts, science fiction,
award winners and historical fiction, for students to
earn patches from throughout their years at AME.
Kindergartenors and first-graders have three
patches that may be earned by having books read
to them. After someone has read 50 books to them,
AME's youngest students earn a "Read-to-Me" patch.
Second-graders earn patches once they have read
10 books from a category in their reading level. And,
third- through fifth-grade students must read five books
per category at their reading level to earn a patch.
To kick off the program, all students received a free
sash, sewn by AME parent Dawn Wash, and an AME dol-
phin patch. Students can earn one patch for each genre,
and McDonough says there are enough genres for students
to actively participate each year they attend AME.
At the end of the year, the Rotary Club will present
students with an additional grade-level patch, which
will signify which badges were earned during each year
they participate in the program.
AME Principal Kathy Hayes said she "loves the
program because it is non-competitive and students can
choose a genre to explore on their own. It addresses
something not fulfilled by [district initiated] accelerated
AME Guidance Counselor Cindi Harrison con-
curred, stating that the accelerated reader program is
a point-based system in which students choose books
with point values attached, and after reading the book
are quizzed in order to earn the points.
Both Hayes and Harrison admitted that the acceler-
ated reader program is one that has led to students com-
peting to find ways of earning the most points. They
agree with McDonough that the voluntary patch club
enables students to read for enjoyment.
Hayes said that elementary school is a critical time
to instill a love for reading in students. She noted that
once students reach middle and high school there is
little free time to visit the media center. Following ele-
mentary school most students, she said, only visit the
media center to research subjects for class projects, not
to.explore the wide variety of genres.
The book patch program was initially made pos-
sible by grants McDonough received from the Weller
Grant Foundation and a local Junior League in 2005.
Since then the Island Rotary Club has volunteered
to sponsor the ongoing needs of the program, including
the purchase of the patches. To date the Rotary Club
has donated almost $3,000 to the program.
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Easter Sunrise Service participation:
The Rev. Harry Parsell of the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation; the Rev. Dick Baker of Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church; the Rev. Stephen King of Harvey Memorial Community Church; the Rev. Dale Lawson of
Island Baptist Church; the Rev. Gary Batey ofRoser Memorial Community Church; Marjie Sheehan, pastoral
minister of St. Bernard Catholic Church; the Rev. Jim Meena, Steve Wicker Bob LoPiccolo, Dennis Dietz and
Bob Kaltenbaugh. Special thanks were offered by Kiwanis to contributors Cafe on the Beach, Kmart garden .
center and Bailey Printing. Islander Photo: Nancy Ambrose
Wow! Look how big
my Easter egg is!
Riley Pearman, 18 months old and
from Bradenton, came to visit
grandma and grandpa, Irene and Carl
Pearman ofAnna Maria, and par-
ticipated in Sunday's great Easter
Egg Hunt at St. Bernard Catholic
Church. Riley found the purple egg
and it was sooooooo big, it didn't
fit in her basket. Islander Photo:
Widow group to end season
The Widow ed Persons Support Group will
meet for the last time this season at 9 a.m.
Monday, April 24, at.the Cafe on the Beach, at the
Gulf end of Manatee A, enue in Holmes Beach.
The group \ ill resume its w eekIl "Coffee and
Conversation Hour" in October, said the spon-
soring Anna Maria Island Community Center.
Details are available at 778-1908.
Final season reception
The last opening reception for an art show this
season at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts will be
from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 21, at the center, 6860
It will be for "The Art of Motion" exhibit and win-
ners will be announced Thursday, April 20.
The center will begin summer hours, 9 a.m. to
4 p.m. Monday through Thursday starting in May,
and will. be closed all during August. Details may be
obtained b'. .' .383-2345 .
Road to reading
Third-grader Logan Reiber has already earned three
patches since last-week's kickoffofthe Island Rotary
Club-sponsored "Book Patch" reader program at Anna
Maria Elementary School. Reiber has read enough
books in the genres of science, animals and adventure
for which he has had a patch sewn onto his reader sash.
Reiber is seen here in the media center picking out a
book on frogs. Islander Photo: Diana Bogan
William 'Bill' Seavy
William "Bill" Seavy, 83, of Bradenton, died April
Born in Lawrenceburg, Tenn., Mr. Seavy moved
to Manatee County in 1924. He was co-owner of C&S
Builder's Supply. He served in the U.S. Army during
World War II in the South Pacific. He was: a member
of the Kiwanis Club and the Bradenton Country Club.
He served on the Manatee County Zoning Board. He
was a member of the Dirty Dozen, Florida Lumber-
man's Association, and he was a Conquistador. He was
a member of the West Bradenton Baptist Church.
Memorial services were April 13 at the church.
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home was in charge of arrange-
He is survived by wife Carolyn Christianne; daugh-
ters Cheryl Johnson of Bradenton and Sarasota, Diane
of Bradenton, Melissa Thorndike ofWestwood, Mass.
and Jennifer Pratt ofWaynesville, N.C.; six grandchil-
dren; and three great-grandchildren.
In the April 18,1996, issue of The Islander,
Holmes Beach resident John Van Ostenbridge
said he's collected more than 525 signatures from
Islanders on a petition opposing a change in the ambu-
lance service provided by Manatee County on the
Island. In addition to the petition, opposition to the
plan has come from the Anna Maria Fire District Com-
mission, the Bradenton Beach City Commission, the
Key Royale Homeowners Association and several other
Experts from Jamaica, Belize, Thailand and
Korea gathered in Sarasota to learn how the Sarasota
Bay National Estuary Program was able to produce and
implement a strategy to restore the quality of the bay
Anna Maria resident Suzi Fox applied to the State
of Florida for a marine turtle permit that, if granted,
would allow the Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch to par-
ticipathein 1996 nesting season. The lorida Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection did not renew the
permit for Anna Maria M riayor Chuck Shumard.
permit for Anna Maria Mayor Chuck Shumard.
18-A U APRIL 19. 2006 M THE ISLANDER
By Rick Catlin
Piroska Planck has joined the staff
of SunCoast Realty at 5402 Marina
Drive in the Island Shopping Center in
Welcome to the Suncoast
Prioska Planck recently joined the
staff of SunCoast Real Estate at 5402
Marina Drive in the Island Shopping
Center in Holmes Beach. Islander
Photo: Bonner Joy
Originally from Hungary, Piroska
fled the harsh communist regime at the
age of 16 and moved to New Jersey.
After operating her own business
for five years, she began a career in
the gaming industry, rising to supervi-
sory positions and eventually managing
a casino in Venezuela.
She moved to Anna Maria Island
20 years ago and became a real estate
agent, which is not just her career, she
said, but her passion.
"Integrity, honesty and hard work
have helped me be successful in real
estate, both on and off the Island. Now,
I'm looking forward to working with the
great professionals at SunCoast," Piro-
To reach Prioska, call 730-9667 or
e-mail her at email@example.com.
Bleu Claire on
Longboat Key's latest addition to its
exclusive waterfront communities will
be the 11-unit Bleu Claire condominium
project at 4765 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
The property is being developed by
Crossgate Partners on the site of the
former Holiday Inn.
Units at Bleu Claire will range from
3,900 square feet to 4,700 square feet,
and all units will feature window walls
for a sunrise and sunset view.
Private personal and service eleva-
tors are available for each unit, along
with a two-car garage for-most resi-
dences and a three-car garage for the
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Elaine Whyte and husband Les recently opened Edible Arrangements at 6419
Manatee Ave. W in Bradenton. Islander Photo: Nancy Ambrose
Amenities include a fully equipped
fitness center, tennis- court, swimming
pool and entertainment pavilion.
Prices will start in the low $3 mil-
Reservations are now available
through the new homes and condomin-
iums division of Michael Saunders
Saunders said she is enthusiastic
about the community and marketing the-
units. "The exclusivity along with this
fabulous location make Bleu Claire a
perfect fit for those seeking the Long-
boat Key lifestyle," she said.
For more information on Bleu
Claire, call 744-7441 or visit the Web
site at www.bleuclaire.com
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good, you wanted to eat them?
Well, now you can.
Elaine Whyte and husband Les
have hit on the perfect gift idea for birth-
day parties, anniversaries, Mother's and
Father's Day and just about any special
Edible Arrangements at 6419 Man-
atee Ave. W., Bradenton, specializes in
elegant arrangements of fruits, choco-
lates and candies that look like real flow-
ers, but taste like real desserts.
The arrangements are as varied as
anyone's taste buds, from Berry Spe-
cial Baby to Gourmet-Dipped Strawber-
ries and Apple Wedges, and there's an
arrangement for every occasion.
"What a fresh way to say 'Get Well,
Happy Birthday, Thank You or Congrat-
ulations,"' said Elaine. "And we have a
variety of styles and sizes that are per-
fect for any occasion."
In fact, Elaine is so sure her designs
will fit any "arrangement," she's offering
a $2-discount on selected products for
anyone who mentions they saw Edible
Arrangements in The Islander.
While anyone interested in an
"edible arrangement" can go online at
www.ediblearrangements.com to view
the products, Elaine said the best way is
a personal visit.
For more information or to place an
order, call 792-7511.
Connecting to the
mind, and body
Julia Mueller is a certified hyp-
notherapisf and pilates instructor who
recently started A Mind and Body
Connection of Sarasota to "take your
life in a new direction," she said.
Julia Mueller is a certified hypnothera-
pist and pilates instructor who recently
opened A Mind and Body Connection.
Islander Photo: Nancy Ambrose
Hypnosis can help people in a
number of areas, Julia observed, includ-
ing smoking cessation, weight loss, pain
control, stress management, anxiety,
goal achievement, meditation, memory
enhancement, behavior modification and
a number of other areas.
Julia also offers relaxation tech-
niques that stimulate the individual's
mind and body.
To reach Julia for more information,
Gulf-Bay Realty at 5309 Gulf Drive
in Holmes Beach recently named Jesse
Brisson and Robin Kollar as the top list-
ing and selling agents respectively for
bag is at
tion for The
Bag Lady, this
one at 412
10th Ave. in
Wedebrock Real Estate at 3224 E.
Bay Drive in Holmes Beach honored
Dee Jorcyk as its top listing agent for
March, while Gail Tutewiler won the top
sales agent award. Tina Rudek was the
company's top selling agent at its Long-
boat Key office.
This 'old bag' is new
Patty Zavadil of The Bag Lady at
6605 Manatee Ave. W. in the Bradenton
Outlet Mall added her second Bag Lady
location April 1 in Palmetto.
This new Bag Lady is at 412 10th
Ave. W. in the city across the river and
Patty is carrying all the latest high fash-
ions in handbags, accessories, hand-
painted bags and jewelry at the new
store. She added that customers with a
coupon from her advertisement in The
Islander newspaper will receive a 10
percent discount at her stores.
"No need to go street shopping in
New York City," said Patty. "We have all
the famous designer names right here."
To reach Patty, call the Bradenton
store at 773-1204, or the Palmetto store
Featured sale: This Gulffront home at
103 Seagrape Lane, Anna Maria, sold in
2001 for $510,000 and in March 2006
for $1,285,000for a 152 percent in five
years. The cost per square foot is $1,052.
Islander Photo: Jesse Brisson
Island real estate sales
103 Seagrape Lane, Anna Maria, a
1,221 sfla / 1,647 sfur 2bed/lbath/lcar
gulffront home built in 1951 on a 89x89
lot was sold 03/31/06, Isherwood to
Horvat for $1,285,000; list $1,375,000.
602 S. Bay Blvd, Anna Maria, a
1,416 sflai 1,596 sfur 3bed/2bath bay-
front pool home built in 1962 on a
60x85 lot was sold 03/28/06, Haseman
to Holzberger for $1,050,000.
Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at
Gulf-Bay Realty ofAnna Maria, can be
reached at Gulf-Bay (941) 778-7244.
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Joy Murphy, committee chair of the upcoming Spring Fling, receives a spon-
sorship check for $1,500 from Linda Hicks, AME Parent-Teacher Organiza-
tion president and manager of Moore's Stone Crab Restaurant on Longboat
Key. The AME dinner-dance is a fundraiser and staff appreciation event. This
year's theme is "Pirates ofAnna Maria." Ticketsfor the May 13 event are $35
per person and are available at the school. Islander Photos: Diana Bogan
Lucas Winstead and Cody Tsai, second-grade students in Debra Thomas' class, prepare
an art project to be auctioned at the Pirates ofAnna Maria Spring Fling May 13.
Linda and Rob Hicks' favorite way to eat stone
crab is cold with mustard sauce. "They taste sweeter
servedd cold." sa\s Linda Hicks. imanagei of Nloore"
Stone Crab and president of the Anna Maria Elemen-
tary School Parent-Teacher Organization.
Over the past six years the students, parents, staff
and supporters of AME have tasted Moore's stone
crabs, served both cold and hot with drawn butter, at
fundraising dinners and staff appreciation meals. It's a
safe bet that there hasn't been a major school event in
recent years without those stone crabs.
And this year's AME Spring Fling is no exception
Moore's Stone Crab is the first business to take a
seat at the table as a Diamond sponsor for the school's
major fundraisinii event.
-Moore's Stone Crab has uip to 15 fisherman from
October 15 to May 15 fishing in local Gulf waters and
souLh\\ ard to the Everglades in order to bring Islanders
Rob Hicks, Linda's husband, was a student at AME
and in middle school when he started working as a,
dishwasher in the kitchen of Pete and Mary Nioore's
Anna Maria Elementary menu
Monday, April 24
Breakfast: Waffle Sticks, Cereal, Toast, Bagel, Fruit
Lunch: Popcorn Chicken or Ravioli, Breadstick,
Mixed Vegetables, Sliced Peaches, Juice Bar
Tuesday, April 25
.Breakfast: Egg and Cheese Biscuit, Cereal, Toast,
* Lunch: Macaroni and Cheese or Trout Bites, Green
Beans, Roll, Fruit Cocktail
Wednesday, April 26
Breakfast: French Toast Sticks, Cereal, Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets or Hamburger Gravy on
Mashed Potatoes, Veggies with Dip, Sliced Pears
Thursday, April 27
Breakfast: Pancakes with Apple Topping, Cereal,
Lunch: Hot Dog or Taco Salad, Potato Smiles, Winter
Veggie Mix. Chilled Applesauce, Chocolate Chip
Friday, April 28
Breakfast: Blueberry Muffin. Cereal, Toast, Fruit
Lunch: French Bread Pizza or Burrito, Corn, Garden
Salad. Fresh Fruit Cup
SJuice and milk are served with evert, meal.
"They treated him as if he was their own son,"
claims Linda. She met Rob when she was 22 and work-
ing as a waitress at Moore's. Now they have two sons,
Dalton, 10, and Collin, 5, who also attend AME.
In 1987, the popular local restaurant was turned
over to Rob Hicks and Alan and Paul Moore. Today
they are still serving up to 1,000 pounds of stone crabs
a day and are the oldest family-owned restaurant on
Linda Hicks has given countless hours'at AME,
serving two terms as secretary, one as treasurer and two
as president of its PTO. "When Dalton started at AME,
it was with Principal Jim Kronus, then Tim Kolby, and
now Kathy Hayes," she noted.
She has seen immense changes in the school's
growth and.the PTO. "As we are a small school, the
PTO initially needed to raise $25,000 a year. Now we
need to raise $65,000. It's the talent and inspiration
from our committee members that get us there."
Hicks said committee members that spearheaded
the first Spring Fling helped bring them to the event's
fourth year and, she said, last year it was a sellout.
This year's Pirates of Anna Maria Spring Flint will
be held May 13 at St.. Bernard Catholic Church and
the menu will feature-- naturally, those famous stone
Other menu items include crab wontons from the
Sun House, smoked salmon from Moveable Feast, baby
back.ribs from Mr. Bones BBQ, lobster and four cheese
macaroni from Ezra, and key lime pie from the Anna
Maria Oyster Bar.
Get tickets while.you can. At $35 per person, it's
one of the best deals in town, says Hicks. Tickets are
available at the AME office.
For information, call Spring Fling chairperson Joy
Murphy at 730-2820
Barbara Hines spoke to students about using watercolors and guided them as they created artworks f atul ing
rainbows and sunsets. Hines is a member of the Artists Guild, which hosts the hands-on art demonstrations for
Island students each year April 21 the guild will sponsor afield trip for third-graders to the Ringling Museum
ofArt with Karen Ellsworth, the chair of the guild's education committee. Islander Photo: Diamn Boqi'".r
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New red tide robots, mystery conference coming
There's a new arrow in the quiver of ammunition
for the war on red tide.
Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota and Florida
Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in St. Petersburg
are preparing to release three free-ranging submersibles
this summer in the Gulf of Mexico to hunt down red
tide blooms. The goal is to locate the fish-killing algae
before it blooms and begins to release its toxic chemi-
cals and identify the conditions that caused the red tide
to bloom in the first place.
The robot-controlled torpedo-shaped mini-subs
will track offshore waters of Southwest Florida, taking
water samples and transmitting the data to shore-based
scientists for analysis. If red tide is detected, boats will
be deployed to take further readings.
Scientists hope that early detection of red tide will
provide clues to why the blooms occur. There have
also been laboratory tests done on small samples of
the algae that have eliminated the toxic effects of the
bloom, and the hope is that if a bloom is small enough
it can be hammered down before it gets big.
The submersibles are the newest addition to the red
tide data-collection process by scientists. Also in action
are spotter airplanes, regular water-sampling stations
and satellite imagery.
Red tide is found in the water almost all the time.
For reasons still debated by researchers, the algae
begins to multiply, or bloom, and can cover miles and
miles of water. The toxic chemicals released in blooms
can kill fish and other marine life, like manatees and
dolphins, and can cause respiratory distress in humans
as red tide drifts close to shore.
Although most blooms are of short duration, 2005
saw almost a year-long outbreak that plagued South-
west Florida and the state's Panhandle region.
There has been debate among scientists in recent
years over the impact manmade chemicals have in the
creation of red tide outbreaks. Some researchers believe
nutrient runoff from land in the form of fertilizers and
other chemicals exacerbate the outbreaks; others state
the science to substantiate those claims doesn't back
up the belief.
Price of gold topped $600 an ounce not too long
ago, the first time it's been that high in 25 years.
I also paid $3.08 a gallon late last week for pre-
Remember.the oil embargo in the early 1970s, and
the price of gold going to $2,000 an ounce? Are we
looking at the same silliness again?
Could be, as some gold commodity traders pre-
dict that the precious metal could top $1,000 an ounce
before things settle down.
The reason for the mention of gold and gas is a
weird comment an investment buddy of mine told me
months and months ago when we were talking about
the usual inanities. He'd been studying gold and fuel
prices, going back more than 100 years, and found that
the price per ounce has generally reflected the cost of
a man's high-quality suit.
S When we were talking months ago, gold was hov-
ering around $350 per ounce, and he told me -
since I'm not much of a suit-wearing guy that you
couldn't get even a halfway decent suit for that price.
Look for $500 or $600 for gold pretty soon, he advised,
since that mimics the cost of an OK suit.
So I made some calls, and found that men's suit
prices today at discount stores are in the $200-$500
range, but that $600 is a pretty good mark if you want
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Weird stuff, eh?
Big boats, er, ships
Here's something for those of us suffering from
big-yacht envy: The country's fourth-largest private
vessel is undergoing some cleaning and repairs in St.
According to the St. Petersburg Times, the Tatoosh
will be at the Port of St. Petersburg for another week
or so. It's 301 feet long, reportedly cost $100 million,
and is owned by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. He
also owns the Portland Trail Blazers, as all National
Basketball Association fans probably know.
Another of Allen's boats, the Meduse, this one a
paltry 199 feet in length, anchored off Anna Maria
Island in 1997 and created quite a stir among boaters,
who kept circling the boat to catch a glimpse of the
crystal chandeliers and other goodies aboard.
The Tatoosh is alleged to have five decks, a swim-
ming pool, a French limestone fireplace and comes
equipped with a 40-foot sailboat, 40-foot speedboat and
Oh, and Allen also has the No. 2 big-U.S. boat, the
Octopus, which stretches to 414 feet in length.
'Mystery Florida' writing, reading
conference set June 2.3
"Mystery Florida: A Conference To Die For," is
scheduled for June 2-3, in Sarasota.
The event is for readers, writers and friends of the
Florida mystery novel genre, and will feature an inti-
mate gathering of some of the finest of the Sunshine
Featured authors scheduled to appear include:
James O. Born, ("Escape Clause," "Walking
Money,"); Tom Corcoran, ("Air Dance Iguana," "Mango
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The event will also feature representatives from
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begin on Wednesday, May 31, with a cocktail party fea-
turing Swain, a master of magic, card tricks and gam-
bling. The Swain Soiree is open to the public and free
of charge, and his books will be available for sale and
The conference proper will begin on Friday, June
2, with the "Mystery Mingle," which will host the fea-
tured authors and other Florida writers for book sign-
ings and informal conversation. This event is also open
to the public and free.
"Mystery Florida" will continue on Saturday, June
3, with panel discussions and a luncheon. Lunch that
day will feature a tribute to John D. MacDonald, the
dean of Sarasota and perhaps Florida mystery
writers, hosted by noted MacDonald historian Cal
All events will be held at the Holiday Inn Lido
Beach, 233 Ben Franklin Drive, Sarasota.
Conference registration is $99 per person, and
includes cocktails at the Friday night event, continental
breakfast and lunch Saturday.
Patron tickets are available at $500 per couple
and include all the conference activities plus a private
dinner with the authors Saturday.
The conference is sponsored in part by Circle
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Hope to see you there!
The red tide-seeking torpedoes are battery powered
and have a range of more than 930 miles per charge..
Traveling at a whopping 1/2 mph, they can stay out in
the Gulf for about a month and they can dive to depths
of more than 650 feet. Cool, huh?
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Kings moving offshore, when you can get to 'em
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Kingfish are on their spring run offshore in the Gulf
of Mexico, but rough seas are keeping some of the
anglers from getting into the big, tasty treats. The same
heavy surf is keeping the grouper and snapper catch
down, but the fish are still out there if you're willing to
put up with the chop.
Backwater action for sheepshead continues to be
great, and now is the time to enjoy it before the season
comes starts to drop off in the next few weeks. Trout is
also a good bet in the bays, as well as redfish and snook.
By the way, we've got some monofilament line
recycling boxes available at The Islander office for
anyone who wants them. The boxes are big, so only
those who go through a lot of line should pick them up,
but please, if you can put them to good use, help out
Compliments of Keep Manatee Beautiful and
Berkley Pure Fishing Co., the boxes are pre-labeled and
postage-paid to get shipped, when full, to the company,
where the contents will be recycled into other plastic
Stop by and pick up a box we're at 5404 Marina
Drive in Holmes Beach. Guides especially are wel-
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle at Catch-
ers Marina in Holmes Beach said kingfish are offshore
and ready for the taking as long as the weather cooper-
ates. Windy days and rough surf are keeping some anglers
close to port, but those willing to tough it out are getting
into lots of big kings as they move past the Island. Inshore
action for sheepshead remains good, Bill said, and snook
are making a good springtime showing so far.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business out of
Catchers Marina in Holmes Beach said his charters
landed several snook to 30 inches last week. He's find-
ing redfish to be scattered, but trout fishing is good, and
he expects it to pick up as the weather clears.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he's catching small redfish up to 20 inches,
some trout and lots of small snook.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said sheepshead
are still around and a good bet for most pier fishers.
The Goliath grouper formerly jewfish that was
hanging around the pier has apparently moved on. Bob
said he expects the mackerel action to start to bloom
any day now.
Jesus Rosario at the Anna Maria City Pier said
anglers there have been catching lots of sheepshead and
a few mackerel, with some snook coming on for the
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
some big snook are coming onto the dock, with most
of the catches coming from Terra Ceia Bay. He's also
seeing lots of sheepshead and snapper being caught
near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, plus a few kingfish
At Perico Island Bait and Tackle, reports include
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4, vacationed on Anna Maria Island and took in a
bit offishing at the Rod & Reel Pier in Anna Maria
City. The anglers were vacationing from Warwick,
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lots of redfish coming out of Palma Sola Bay on the
higher tides, some big trout caught on the deeper sea-
grass beds in 4 to 6 feet of water, and plenty of sheeps-
head around any of the structures in the bay or Gulf.
At Skyway Bait and Tackle, reports include
mostly sheepshead, small grouper, some mackerel and
a few mangrove snapper from the Sunshine Skyway
Bridge area. There are also redfish coming out of
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Parrot Cove Marina in Cortez said he took the Armit-
age family, grandsons Sam, Tyler, dad Gary and Grand-
dad Lou, out last week and "put the hammer down
on some great kingfish ranging in size from 15 to 25
pounds, plus a number of blacktip shark to 35 pounds
off the beaches of Longboat Key and Anna Maria. Later
on that morning, the quartet nailed some nice snook
ranging in size to 29 inches." The following day, Sue
and Bill Waite of Palmetto had similar luck with king-
fish up to 25 pounds in the Gulf and snook to 32 inches
in the bay. "Whitebait was the key to hot action," Capt.
Capt. Wayne Genthner of Wolfmouth Charters
from Longboat Key said he's putting his clients onto
really big schools of Spanish mackerel, bluefish and
ladyfish all over the beach shore and out a mile.You can
see them if you go on down to the beach and look west
for the flocks of diving pelicans all that thrashing and
boiling in the water is caused by big fish that are tearing
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cast into schools. As to other action, "we've been lock-
ing into some very big bull reds, cobia and snook back
in the bay and in the beach surf along with pompano and
permit. For adventure seekers, we're running a few miles
offshore, where we're getting our share of ferocious king
mackerel, some over 30 pounds, and numerous sharks to
7 feet in length." Capt. Wayne predicts that this week will
be a good one for fishing "and the bite will stay hotter
than a bowl of Thai pepper sauce."
On my boat Magic, we're catching redfish on every
trip out, plus a few keeper-size snook to 29 inches and
all the sheepshead anyone could want. We also caught
a few mangrove snapper to 15 inches in length.
Good luck and good fishing.
Capt. Mike Heistand is a 20-year-plusfishing guide.
Call him at 723-1107 to provide fishing report. Prints
and digital images of your catch are also welcome and
may be dropped off at The Islander 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, or e-mailed to email@example.com.
Please include identification for persons in the picture
along with information on the catch and a name and
phone number for more information. Snapshots may be
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Baby manatee at aquarium
Whitaker the baby manatee has joined the Parker
Aquarium's permanent resident, Snooty, to fatten up
for her final trip, a return home to the Gulf of Mexico.
She is about a year old and recovering from trau-
matic cold and malnutrition, but those problems have
been put on the road to solution.
Found in February in Whitaker Bayou, Sarasota,
she was suffering from "mild cold stress" and under-
weight at 285 pounds. Worse, she was an abandoned
10-month-old who should have been with her mother.
She was taken to the Manatee Rehabilitation Hos-
pital in Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa and fattened up to
350 pounds and, of course, warmed up. Zoo veterinar-
ians explained that manatees can't tolerate water tem-
peratures below 68 degrees for very long.
The aquarium is at the South Florida Museum,
201 10th St. W., Bradenton, where she-may be visited
between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily except Sunday, when
hours are noon to 5 p.m. Admission is $13.75 for
adults, $11.75 for seniors, $8.75 for children. Details
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Junior League Islanders still seek victory
By Kevin Cassidy
Todd Johnson Homes did all the fundamental
things that good baseball teams do to record a 12-0 win
over the Islanders on April 15 in Junior League baseball
at Birdie Tebbetts Field in Holmes Beach.
Neither team hit the ball particular well off of
pitchers Ben Valdivieso or Mitchell Shreves of Todd
Johnson Homes. The difference in the game was that
Todd Johnson Homes fielded the ball cleanly, didn't
throw the ball away and ran the bases with intelligence
The Islanders committed nine errors to offset
another nice pitching performance from Valdivieso. He
pitched a complete game, allowing six hits, six walks
and three earned runs as the Islanders fell to 0-8 on the
Cory Wash made a couple of nice plays in the field
behind him, while Valdivieso and Francis Bergeron col-
lected the lone singles off of Shreves to complete the
Brandon Kull went 2-for-4 with a triple and two
runs scored and Danny Beeman added a pair of singles
and one run scored to lead Todd Johnson Homes who
improved to 7-1 on the season. Shreves pitched to only
22 batters, which is one over the minimum to earn the
Spring Swing on horizon
The first annual Spring Swing exhibition game
is set for Saturday, April 29, at Birdie Tebbetts Field
in Holmes Beach. The Anna Maria Islanders Junior
League baseball team will take on a team made up of
their coaches and members of the Anna Maria Island
Little League Board of Directors. Rumor has it there
might be a soccer coach/reporter participating in the
Come on out and see if youth can overcome experi-
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ments will be served, with all proceeds benefiting the
Anna Maria Island Little League. Any interested spon-
sors can contact Andy Jonatzke of the Anna Maria
Island Community Center at 778-1908.
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Blake Wilson allowed only three hits and two runs
while striking out nine batters in four innings to lead
Duncan Real Estate past WMFD 14-2 on April 12.
Wilson struck out eight of the last nine WMFD batters
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teammate Connor Cloharty also collected three hits
with two runs scored. Glenn Bower added a single,
double and two runs scored for Duncan, which also
received a 2-for-3, two-run hitting performance from
lead-off hitter Hunter Parrish.
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aged the other hits off of Wilson.
On April 10, WMFD put together three strong
offensive innings in which the team scored three or
more runs to defeat Morgan Stanley by a score of
Tommy Price and Daniel Janisch each went 3-for-4
and scored three runs to lead WMFD at the plate.
Trevor Bystrom and Carson Wooten each added a
triple and one run scored for WMFD, which also
received a single and three runs scored from Bo Gur-
skis. Austin Wash also laced a triple for WMFD, which
also received two scoreless innings on the mound from
Daniel Pimental to help secure the victory.
Morgan Stanley was led by William Brusso, who tri-
pled and scored two runs, and Kyle Parsons, who had
a 2-for-4 performance at the plate. Lee Bergeron and
Jack Titsworth each singled and scored one run, while
Ally Titsworth and Joel Hart each scored one run for
Morgan Stanley in the loss.
Pitching machine has players teeing off
There has been plenty of great AA baseball action
going on this season as well. In AA, a pitching machine
serves up mostly strikes and allows the young players
to get comfortable in the batter's box. It enables them to
develop confidence and a consistent swing which will
serve them well when they graduate to AAA and live
pitching which isn't always right down the middle.
Though everyone is aware of the score during and
after the game, AA is still considered an instructional
league, so wins and losses aren't the focus; Because of
this, no standings are kept for the AA league.
Morgan Stanley and Beach Bistro both knocked the
ball around the park in their April 13 matchup.
Sophi Bernet and Brandon Blanford both went
2-for-2 with one run scored to lead Morgan Stanley,
which also received a double and one run scored from
Neil Carper. Henery Bernet and Adam Hart each added
a single and one run scored, while Jack Walter added
two hits and Austin Murray had one hit.
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Beach Bistro was led by Keegan Murphy, who
went 2-for-2 with two runs scored, and Max Driscoll
and Blake Tedesco, who both went 1-for-2 with one run
scored. Sterling Louw and Madison Driscoll each had
singles to round out the Bistro offense.
Bark Realty and Betsy Hills Real Estate hooked up
for a game on April 11 that produced a couple of great
hitting performances from both teams.
Bark's Trevor Albers went 2-for-2 with two runs
scored to match sister Anna Albers, who also scored
two runs while hitting one single. Blaine Jenefsky and
Christian Diaz each doubled and scored one run for
Bark Realty, whcih also received a single and one run
scored from both Joey Salinas and Ali Wood.
Parker Keegan hit a triple and a home run and Phil-
lip Dudevoire went 2-for-2 with a double and one run
scored to lead Betsy Hills at the plate. Johnny Mattay,
Olivia Brodeur, Kobi Hunter and Mickey Ellsworth
each added singles for Betsy Hills.
Miller and Magic mates
qualify for 3-v-3 nationals
Fresh off of a heartbreaking 1-0 loss in the Region
C soccer finals to the Tampa Knights, Martine Miller
and some of her Manatee Magic teammates formed
a team to compete in a 3-v-3 soccer tournament in
Venice. Joining Miller were Phoebe Leo, Nicole Dixon,
Erin Mulrine, Jordan Ponto and Ashley Nelson.
The girls finished in fourth place in preliminary
competition on April 9, and then they "kicked it up a
notch" for the elimination round on Sunday.
The girls defeated the Sarasota Storm in the quar-
ters, Naples in the semifinals and Cape Coral in the
finals to win the tourney and qualify for the nationals.
The nationals will be held at Disney World July
Karl Thomas of Vancouver Island, Canada, and
Cortezian Tom Rhodes were the only team to emerge
from pool play competition on April 12 with an unde-
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The previous Saturday saw two teams advance
from pool play with undefeated records. Herb Puryear
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Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednesday and
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begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by random team selection.
There is no charge to play and everyone is welcome.
Key Royale golf news
Thirteen-year-old Connor Perez, a seventh-grade
student at Wakefield School in Gainesville, Va., got his
first hole-in-one at the 196-yard par 3 No. 4 hole on
April 10 at the Key Royale Club.
Perez, a lefty and a young member of the varsity
golf team at Wakefield, finished with a 37 to beat his
grandfather Bob Squier. Also witnessing the shot was
grandmother Judy Squier and mom Amy Perez. Connor
used a driver to put the ball in the hole in one shot. No
word on how he was able to buy everyone in the club-
house a round of "drinks," as is the custom for anyone
who gets a hole-in-one.
Longtime Key Royale Club member, 93-year-old
Bob Elliott, said Perez is the youngest golfer in the his-
tory of the club to hit a hole-in-one there. Congratula-
In women's golf action, Roswitha Fowler and
Cindy Miller both fired a one-over-par 33 to capture
the ladies low-net golf competition at the Key Royale
Club April 11. Third place went to Marilyn Thorton,
who shot a 34, while Nancy Grimme, Phyllis Lamp and
Marian Mulroy tied for fourth with 35s in Flight A.
Jan Turner's 30 was two shots better than second-
place Sally Mauer in Flight B. Marty Noakes and Ruth
Swift tied for third with 34, while Jane Winegarden
finished in fifth with a 37.
SPat Weingart's even-par 32 earned her bragging
rights in Flight C. Theresa Schutt shot 34 to finish in
Phoebe Leo, Nicole
Dixon, Erin Mulrine,
Jordan Ponto, Ashley
SNelson and Martine
y ^ "Miller pose with
coach Rick Ponto
'E' (! t after winning the
C "i : J T 3-v-3 tournament in
second, two shots better than third-place finishers Caye
Hudson and Amy Young, while Terry Westby finished
in fourth with a 37.
Joanne Ozdych, Cindi Mansour and Delores Jor-
genson each had chip-ins. Ozdych found the bottom of
the cup on No. 2 while Monsour and Jorgenson chipped
Little League baseball schedule
Junior League (ages 13-15)
April 20 6:30 p.m. 'Islanders vs. Rock Steady
Field: Palma Sola
April 22 10 a.m. North River National #2
Field: Birdie Tebbetts
April 25 6:30 p.m. Islander vs. Braden River
Field: Braden River
AAA League (ages 9-12)
April 19 6:30 p.m. WMFD vs. M. Stanley
April 22 10 a.m. M. Stanley vs. Duncan
April 24 6:30 p.m. M. Stanley vs. WMFD
AA League (ages 8-10)
April 20 5:30 p.m. Betsy vs. IRE
April 20 7 p.m. Bark vs. Bistro
April 21 7:30 p.m. Bistro vs. Betsy
April 25 5:30 p.m. Betsy vs. M. Stanley
April 25 7 p.m. IRE vs. Bistro
T-Ball (ages 5-7)
Ross Dev. vs. Sandbar
Harry's vs. A&E
Ross Dev. vs. LPAC
Little League Baseball standings
Team Won Lost
Duncan Real Estate 7 0
WMFD 3 3
Morgan Stanley 0 6
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SLEEPER SOFA with double bed. Blue, white and
beige. $50. (941) 778-1606. 204 Church St., #11,
FORMICA DINETTE TABLE and four chairs
with 17-inch leaf. $150 or best offer. Call (941)
BEAUTIFUL SEVEN-PIECE master bedroom suite
set. Rose-colored solid wood. New $10,000, sell for
$2,000. Needs large room. (941) 779-0610.
TANNING BED, new bulbs, $800. Call Paige, (941)
AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and
purchase 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 Con-
dominiums" by Ralph B. Hunter. Signed copies
available at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. (941) 778-7978.
ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30am-2pm Tues-
days and Thursdays. 9am-noon on Saturdays.
Sales racks, children's clothing. 511 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria. (941) 779-2733.
SALE: NIKI'S GIFTS. Jewelry, antiques, weekly
specials. Antique mahogany writing desk 40
percent off. All sterling jewelry 50-70 percent
off. Wrought iron pieces 40-60 percent off.
Select vintage jewelry, collectibles, crystal, oil
paintings 40-80 percent off. Open seven days,
9:30am-5pm. (941) 779-0729. 5351 Gulf Drive,
DEMOLITION SALE: 9am-5pm Thursday, Friday
and Saturday, April 20 -22. Cash at site. 202 75th
St., Holmes Beach.
LASTYARD SALE of the season: 8am Saturday, April
22. Five families involved. Dishes, clothes, dolls, wheel-
barrow, dolly, dog cage, too many things to list. Some-
thing for everyone! 409 72nd St., Holmes Beach.
ANNA MARIA GARAGE sale: 9am-5pm Friday and
Saturday, April 21-22. Indoor and outdoor furniture,
collectibles, lamps, linens, original Eames chair and
ottoman, original Lloyd deco red chairs, excellent con-
dition. Rustic and carved furniture. Antique wicker
dinette, wheel chairs, large electric scooter. Call Sheila
at (941) 779-9737 with any questions. 102 and 105
Pelican Drive. Directions: Gulf Drive to Pine Avenue,
right to Crescent, left to Gladiolus, left to Pelican.
LOST: SILVER WEDDING and mother's rings
on beach end of Mangrove Avenue. Call (231)
FOUND: YOUNG BLACK female cat. Please call
(941) 778-1389. Office number, but leave message.
KARATE ON THE Island: Ages four through adult.
Call (941) 807-1734 or
BUTTERFLY PARK BENEFIT: Purchase a personal-
ized brick in the Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park.Two
lines, $40. Three lines, $50. Forms at The Islander or
call (941) 518-4431 for more information.
FREE GUN LOCK. Yes, free. Just for the asking.
Courtesy of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission. Free at The Islander newspaper
office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Don't be
sorry, be safe.
GUARDIAN AD LITEM volunteers needed: A guard-
ian ad litem is a trained volunteer appointed by the
court to represent and advocate for the best inter-
est of children who have been abused, abandoned
or neglected. Make a positive impact! Call (941)
744-9473 or visit www.12circuitgal.org.
FOSTER PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to
foster puppies and kittens until they are old enough
for adoption. All food and medical provided. Julie,
ADULT CATS in desperate need of loving homes.
All are current on vaccines. All applicants screened.
Please, call (941) 922-0774.
WANTED TO BUY: Deeded boat slip on Anna
Maria Island, deep or shallow. Please call, (941)
28-FOOT REGAL LSR-2001: Only 160 hours, like
new! Great day cruiser/party boat, even has a head!
Always kept on a lift, new custom mooring cover
and much, much more. $43,000. Call Pam or Phil
at (941) 778-8281 or (941) 704-7445.
1985 32-FOOT WELLCRAFT St. Tropez. 100 hours,
new rebuilt 260-hp twin engines, new canvas, fully
equipped, turnkey. Moored locally. $39,500. (941)
LET'S GO FISHING! Call Capt. Mike Heistand on
the charter boat "Magic." Full or half day backwater
and near shore fishing. USCG licensed. Ice, bait,
tackle provided. (941) 723-1107.
BONUS! CLASSIFIED ADS are posted early
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Zoned R-4 for inves-
tors! 1BR each side,
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point, and more! Tropical back yard, privacy fenced and large covered
porch area. 3012 Gulf Drive. $495,000.
Call Collandra & Co. Real Estate, Edie Force, 920-0129
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NEW LISTING- CANALFRONT- FLAMINGO CAY -10304
Sandpiper Rd. W. Spacious 3BR/2BA home just over
the bridge: Offered at $635,000.
GULFFRONT- OCEAN PARK TERRACE CONDO 2700
Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach 2BR/2BA, great Gulf views!
UNIQUE 4BR/3BA HOME WITH MOTHER-IN-LAW
APARTMENT 716 N. Shore Dr. Priced right at
NORTH SHORE LOT 716 N. Shore. Offered at
VIEWS OF THE BAY AND ROD & REEL 607 N. Bay
Blvd. 2BR/2BA home. Reduced to $659,900.
ANNA MARIA 5BR/2BA DUPLEX 760 Jacaranda.
Listed at $710,000.
HOME WITH BOAT DOCK 229 85th St., Holmes
Beach. 2BR/2BA, offered at $659,900.
SALE PENDING- NORTH END DUPLEX 711 North Bay
Blvd. 4BR/2BA. Priced to sell at $647,000.
GREAT LOCATION, GREAT BEACH ACCESS- 208 Palmetto
Ave. Anna Maria Village. Reduced to $699,000.
SERVING THE AREASINCE 1970 MLS
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SARASOTA Charming two story, BEACH. Elevated duplex. 2BR/2BA
5BR/3.5BA log cabin on a large and 3BR/2BA. One block to beach
wooded lot in a private cul-de-sac. and two blocks to bay. All offers
$472,000. considered. $699,000.
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SARASOTA. 3BR/2BA former SARASOTA. 3BR/3BA townhouse
model home with many extras. with large attached one-car garage.
Large lanai and pool area. Tranquil view and lush landscap-
$429,000. ing. Pets welcome. $270,000.
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PART-TIME HELP wanted for small resort motel on
Anna Maria. Call evenings, (941) 778-4206.
SEEKING PIANO PLAYER evenings for Ooh La La!
Bistro. Music range from classical to jazz. Call Chef
Damon, (941) 778-5320.
NOW HIRING ALL positions. Rotten hours, rotten
pay. Apply at Rotten Ralph's Waterfront Restau-
rant, 902 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, or call (941)
SING! IFYOU can carry a tune and would help lead
a singing congregation, please join with Gloria Dei
Lutheran's choir on Sundays at 9:45am. Two miles
north of Manatee Bridge on Anna Maria Island.
MAINTENANCE: PART-TIME for 32-unit resort.
Hours 6-8pm, Monday-Friday. Apply in person at Blue
Water Beach Club, 6306 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
HOUSEKEEPER OR LAUNDRY room assistant:
10-30 hours per week. Weekends required. No
smokers. Apply in person at Haley's Motel or call
CONDOMINIUM GROUNDS POSITIONS: Mowing,
landscaping, pool maintenance, etc. Full-and part-
time help needed. Call Doug at (941) 778-4025.
SHORT ORDER COOK wanted full or part-time.
Dependable, will train. Call (941) 778-2501.
HELPER FOR LANDSCAPER and property main-
tenance: Call Chris, (941) 704-2714.
FOR SALE: LUCRATIVE Laundromat. Call Karen
at (800) 332-3000.
SEAFOOD RESTAURANT/MARKET in heart of
Holmes Beach. 35 seats, two outdoor tables,
beer/wine, good lease, motivated seller. $105,000.
Longview Realty, (941) 383-6112,
DOG WALKER, PET sitter, child sitter and odd jobs.
Tenth-grader, available after school and weekends.
SZach, (941) 779-9783.
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SPENCER'S SKIM SCHOOL for beginners and
intermediates. Free skimboard use with lessons.
$10 per half-hour lesson, three lessons recom-
mended. Local teen, team competitor. Call (941)
BABYSITTER: Responsible 10th-grader, great with
kids, first-aid certified. Charlotte, (941) 756 5496.
BABYSITTER, PETSITTER, dog walker: First-aid
certified, 13-year-old, eighth-grader, female, great
with kids and animals. Call Kendall, (941)
NEED A BABYSITTER? Call Felicia, (941)
761-1569. Red Cross certified.
ENSURE YOUR CHILD'S safety while you relax.
Call Gemma, (941) 447-9657. Responsible, reli-
able and experienced 10th-grader with a love
for children. Red Cross babysitting and first-aid
RED CROSS first-aid certified babysitter certified.
Call Alex, (941) 778-5352.
MAN WITH SHOVEL: Plantings, natives, patio gar-
dens, trimming, cleanup, edging, maintenance.
Hard-working and responsible. Excellent refer-
ences. Edward (941) 778-3222.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Car Service. Serving the Islands. (941) 778-5476..
COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your
computer misbehaving? Certified computer service
and private lessons. Special $40/hour. Free advice.
ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING for great results,
wash away mildew, dirt, salt. Thorough, reasonable,
reliable. Free estimates, licensed, insured. (941)
CONNECT-ICON Your local computer specialist.
Experienced certified technician for communica-
tion electronics offers wireless and cable networks,
upgrades, maintenance, repairs, tutoring and train-
ing. Call Robert, (941) 778-3620.
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MINI RESORT Two duplexes, four units in
Bradenton Beach directly across the street from the
beach. $649,900 each duplex.
FULL GULF VIEWS: Unobstructed views from this
adorable 2BR/1BA turnkey condo. $499,000.
VALENCIA GARDEN: 2BR/2BA turnkey furnished
condo with golf course views and pool. Completely
SANDY POINTE: 2BR/2BA impeccably maintained
condo close to everything. Must see. $355,000.
FEET TO THE BEACH: Spacious 2BR/2BA bath
condo with pool and great rental history. $599,000.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE: A 2BR/2.5BA, 1,500
sf condo with pool. Lowest price! $579,000.
ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remod-
eling, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens,
baths. Free estimates. License #CGC061519,
#CCC057977, #PE0020374. Insured. Accepting
MasterCard/Visa. (941) 720-0794.
PROFESSIONAL I.T. SERVICES: Complete com-
puter solutions for business and home. Installation,
repairs, upgrades, networking, Web services, wire-
less services. Richard Ardabell, network engineer,
(941) 778-5708, or cell (216) 509-1945.
CALL DAN'S RESCREEN for your free estimate
today. Affordable rates, quality work- guaranteed.
Pool cages, lanais, windows, doors. Call (941)
APPLIANCE & AC DOCTORS: We repair air con-
ditioners, refrigerator, washer/dryer, oven, garbage
disposal, other household items. Honest, depend-
able. 20-plus years experience. (941) 650-9293.
MR. BILL'S HOME REPAIR/maintenance service.
Over 30 years experience, self-employed in con-
struction trades. "I'm handy to have around." (941)
CUCCIO TILE: Many Island references. Free esti-
mates. Licensed and insured. (941) 730-2137.
AAA WIFE and HUSBAND cleaning your house
and windows with confidence. Good references,
reasonable rates. Licensed and insured. (941)
CLEANING COUPLE: A few open slots for offices,
condos, houses, etc. We. also do errands and
hurricane checks. Honest and dependable. (941)
FISHING FOR a good deal? Look in The Islander,
FLAMINGO CAY Newly renovated single-family 3BR/2BA split,
plan, Jacuzzi bathtub, two-car garage, screened lanai over look-
ing pool and deep water canal. Large corner lot. $739,900.
Call Mike Carleton, Realtor, (941) 737-0915 or Michel Cerene,
Broker, (941) 545-9591, evenings.
DUPLEX- REDUCED One block to beach. 1BR/1BA each
side, Remodeled 2004, $560,000. Call Mike Carleton,
Realtor, (941) 737-0915 or Michel Cerene, Broker,
(941) 545-9591, evenings.
DUPLEX WITH BOAT DOCK-2BR/1BA each side corner
lot. Designated boat dock access across street (with city
approval). Current survey available. Sold as is. Right
to inspect. $694,900. Call Carmen Pedota, Realtor,
(941) 284-2598 evenings.
GREAT LOCATION 3BR/3BA Key West elevated home. Like
new! Dining room, four-car garage, lanai, workshop, elevator,
pool. Views of Gulf and Intracoastal. $1,300,000. Call Mike Car-
leton, Realtor, (941) 737-0915 or Michel Cerene, Broker, (941)
ISLAND CONDO -2BR/1 BA Sea Pirates, rental-producing condo
across from Gulf, heated pool, professionally decorated $455,000.
Call Susan Klement, Realtor, (941) 720-4107.
5910 Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770 -
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PRICE BUSTERS ISLAND cleaning and errand
service. No job too small. All houses and yard
work, also trash removal and personal shopping.
Call between 8am-6pm for more details. (941)
MUSIC LESSONS! Flute, saxophone, clarinet.
Beginning to advanced. Contact-Koko Ray, (941)
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refriger-
ation. 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)
ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional cre-
ates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding!
www.jackelka.com. (941) 778-2711.
NADIA'S EUROSAGE Relaxing, healing massage
in the comfort of your home. Call today for an
appointment, (941) 795-0887. MA#0017550.
TILE AND MOSAIC custom installation, 20 years
experience. References available. For a reasonable
price, call Sebastian, (941) 704-6719.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and
commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, land-
scaping, cleanup, hauling and more! Insured. (941)
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair.
Monthly and quarterly accounts available. If it is
broken, we can fix it. Call (941) 778-2581.
CLOUD 9 LANDSCAPING: Top quality lawn
and landscape maintenance. Now accepting new
accounts at great rates. Please call (941) 778-2335
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call (941) 807-1015.
YOUR COMPLETE LAWN service: Cut when you're
ready. No contracts, no job too small. Low prices.
Call (941) 792-4282.
PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and
installation. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and
trees. Irrigation. Everything Under the Sun Garden
Centre, 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. (941)
SHELL DELIVERED and spread. $42/yard. Haul-
ing: all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free esti-
mates. Call Larry at (941) 795-7775, "shell phone"
KARAZ LANDSCAPE Lawn Service. Mulch, clean-
ups, power washing, tree trimming and more. City
of Anna Maria resident. Cell (941) 448-3857.
NATURE'S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design and
installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residen-
tial and commercial. 30-years experience. (941)
STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE: Installs, cleanup,
shell, rock, palms, aquascapes, tree work. Truck for
hire, move anything. Shark Mark (941) 727-5066.
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Bill, (941) 795-5100.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. 35-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodel-
ing contractors. In-house plan designs. State
licensed and insured. Many Island references. (941)
778-2993. License #CRC 035261.
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice 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 sup-
plied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt,
reliable, many Island references. Call Neil, (941)
ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remod-
eling, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens,
baths. Free estimates. License #CGC061519,
#CCC057977, #PE0020374. Insured. Accepting
MasterCard/Visa. (941) 720-0794.
CUSTOM RENOVATION/RESTORATION expert.
All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting. Thirty
years experience. Insured. Meticulous, clean, sober
and prompt. Paul Beauregard, (941) 779-2294.
KEN & TINA DBA Griffin's Home Improvements
Inc. Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops, cab-
inets and shutters. Insured and licensed, (941)
TILE, CARPET, LAMINATE supplied and installed.
Why pay retail? Island resident, many references.
Free estimates, prompt service. Steve Allen Floor
Coverings. (941) 792-1367, or 726-1802.
CARLV. JOHNSON JR. Inc. building contractor. New
homes, additions, renovations. Quality work and fair
prices. Lic#RR0066450. Call (941) 795-1947.
UNIQUE SAILBOAT WATERFRONT HOME
with 39 foot boat-
house and mother -
in law apartment
With heated pool,
on t-end canal.
3BR,2 5BA in main
house rebuilt and
Enlarged three years ago
and 1 BR/1 BA full mother-in-law apartment. Gourmet main kitchen,
.DCS gas stove top, double oven, double dishwasher, double
.,ine coolers, granite counter tp, outside kitchen with triple sink,
dishwasher and buili in B-B-Q. Two zone central vacuum intercom,
15 fool ceiling and seelhrough gas fireplace in real room to outside
pool. 4900 S.F.U.R. PAO 502 72nd St., Holmes Beach
A must see at $2,250,000, Ted E- Davi;s Licensed Real Estate
Broker/Owner. By appointment, (911) 778-6 55.
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Income producing condos with direct Gulf views in a tropical oasis. Totally renovated. in 2005. Affordable Island units
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JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry work, handy-
man, light plumbing, electrical, light hauling,
pressure washing and tree trimming. Call (941)
778-6170 or 447-2198.
WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more.
Lifetime warranty. Call Keith Barnett for a free in-
home consultation. Island references, 15 years
experience. (941) 778-3526 or 730-0516.
THIRTY-SIXYEARS craftsman experience. Interior,
exterior, doors, stairs, windows and trim. Pressure
wash. Driveway paint. Dan Michael, master carpen-
ter. Call 518-3316 or 778-6898.
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.
HANDYMAN SERVICE: Winton's Home-Buddy
Inc. Retired banker, Island resident, converting life-
long hobby to business. Call (941) 705-0275 for
PAINTING AND IMPROVEMENT by Carlos.
Licensed and insured. Wallpaper hanging, interior
and exterior painting, pressure wash, faux finishing,
drywall repair. Phone (941) 753-5936. Cell (941)
580-2421. Fax (941) 752-3109.
RENTALS available weekly, monthly, seasonal.
Wedebrock Real Estate Co., (941) 778-6665 or
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. Call (941) 713-0034 or e-mail:
GULFFRONT CONDOS: 3BR/2BA, 2BR/2BA,
1 BR/1 BA with breathtaking sunsets. Pools, Jacuzzi,
walk to shops and restaurants. Available weekly,
monthly, seasonal. (901) 301-8299 or e-mail
WEEKLY RENTALS: Alecassandra villa, 1 BR/1 BA,
$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.
SEASONAL FURNISHED new home in Anna
Maria. Elevated 3BR/2BA. Available now through
April. One block to beach. (813) 251-9201.
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/ monthly 813-277-4336.
VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across
from beautiful beach, $375 to $500/week. Winter
and spring dates available. Almost Beach Apart-
ments, (941) 778-2374.
ANNUAL 3BR/2BA: Holmes Beach. Steps to beach,
clean duplex-$1,100/month. (941) 725-0578 or
BRADENTON BEACH: NEWLY remodeledlBR/
1BA suite with full kitchen, fully furnished,
one block from Bridge Street, three minute
walk to beach. Sleeps four only. No pets. Now
taking reservations for summer. Available weekly,
monthly or seasonal. (941) 776-3696, or e-mail
ANNA MARIA ISLAND: Steps from Bradenton
Beach. One hundred yards from bay. Spacious
1 BR/1BA with parking. Available for yearly rental.
55-plus. (614) 517-7147.
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living room, tile Florida room, newer appliances, new cabinets, elevators, nine foot ceilings, wrought
roof, and secluded, expansive lot, with citrus trees iron railings, balconies, jetted tubs, and more!
and plenty of room for a pool. $549,000. $1,350,000 each.
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Short walk to the'beach and just steps from sour
boat. Great winter residence or investment/
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MINI RESORT Four units in Bradenton Beach directly across the street from the Gulf!
Room for a pool, great rental history, Gulf views from roof top sundeck. Property is ripe
for condo conversion or just sit back and let the income roll in. Each duplex offered at
1 AND 2 BEDROOM CONDOS Enjoy fabulous sunsets from your rooftop deck! Just
one block from the beach and centrally located in Bradenton Beach. Walk to Historic
Bridge Street, restaurants, shops, and marina. Turnkey furnished & ready to rent. New
heated pool and roftop deck! Wonderful island escape! Starting at $329,000.
FULL GULF VIEWS! Unobstructed views of the Gulf from this adorable 2BR/1BA
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BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME 75 x 106 lot across the street from the beach in central
Holmes Beach. Walk to shops and restaurants. Architect plans available for a custom designed,
beautiful ground level home permissible on this lot, or build up for gulf views! $627,500.
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS: Rarely available 3BR unit, overlooking canal.
Spacious bedrooms and eat-in kitchen. Over 1600 sf, heated pool and spa in a beautifully
maintained bay-front community. $599,000. .
SANDY POINTE: Impeccably maintained 2BR/2BA condo in central Holmes Beach
within walking distance to shops, restaurants, and the beach! No rental restrictions make
this condo an instant income producer. Heated pool, covered parking, storage, washer dryer,
and new water heater! Don't wait come see this tastefully done unit today! $355,000.
\ALENCLX GARDENS Renovated ground floor end unit, 2BR/2BA condo with great views
of El Conquistador golf course! Turnkey furnished, ready for you to move in. Close to beaches;
IMG Academy, private courtyard, pool, spa, and lanai. New kitchen! $284,900.
GREAT CANALFRONT VALUE IN LONGBOAT KEY 3BR/2BA home with won-
derful open-beam ceilings, new flooring, new dock, no bridges to bay. Short walk to
beach, botanical park and a great restaurant. $779,000.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE UNIT. Largest floor plan over 1,500 sf with three decks.
Choice location, private condo with two-car garage, nicely maintained, heated pool and
close to the beach! Lowest price in North Beach Village. $579,000.
A WATERLOVERS DREAM! Wonderful master suite with a grand deck overlooking
the bay, 4 guest suites + a grand room, and a gourmet kitchen opening up onto a wrap-
around deck with bay views. Easy boat access Bay and Gulf. Offered at $2,795,000.
NEW CONSTRUCTION! LOW MAINTENANCE HOME! Construction complete!:
Coastal designed 3BR/2.5BA home with 18-foot ceilings, granite countertops, stainless
appliances, wood floors, 8-foot French doors, two open decks, Hardi Plank siding, a swim-
ming pool and much more all close to beach access! This is a must see! $849,000.
STEPS TO THE BEACH! Spacious 2BR/2BA turnkey furnished condo in a small four-
unit complex: Heated pool, rooftop sundeck with great views, excellent rental history with
no rental restrictions! Would be a great second home. A must see. $599,000.
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ANNA MARIA ISLAND: Waterfront mobile resort.
Steps to beach. Nice 1BR/1BA. April $950. May-
September $625. 55-plus. 2601 Gulf Drive N., Unit
425, Bradenton Beach. (941) 778-5417.
HOUSE FOR RENT: Unfurnished 3BR/2BA, lanai
and porch, pool, hot tub, privacy fenced yard, fire-
place. Close to beach. Call (941) 773-0248.
ANNUAL OR SEASONAL rental. 2BR/1BA, two
blocks to beach. $900/month annual, includes
cable, water, sewer, trash. Seasonal $700/week or
$2,100/month. (941) 778-0714 or (941) 730-6349.
BEAUTIFUL AND SPACIOUS 3BR/2BA home
located four houses down from beach! Free trolley
picks up at end of block. Available by the week.
Adjacent two-bedroom apartment also available
first half of March. Call (616) 225-1589.
CONDOS: BRADENTON BEACH, Bayview Ter-
race. Pool on bay, one block to beach. Three-month
minimum. 2BR, $2,000/month. 1BR $1,500/month.
MONTHLY RENTAL: 2BR/2BA with den. Furnished
condo on canal. West Bradenton. Five minutes to
beaches. $2,100/month. June through November
2006. (708) 532-2149.
ANNUAL RENTALS: 3BR/2BA home on canal
$2,300/month. Call Betsy Hills Real Estate, PA. at
(941) 778-2291 or e-mail: Jason@betsyhills.com.
COZY EXPANDED MOBILE home in 55-plus resort.
bayside, furnished, parking, walk to beach/trolley.
$800/month, annual. $1,400/month, seasonal. (518)
473-1169 or rgumson @ mail.nysed.gov.
SANDPIPER MOBILE RESORT: 55-plus, 1 BR/1 BA,
inside and out sitting areas, turnkey. $1,200/month,
$450/weekly. (941) 962-0262. #418 with anchor.
RENTALS RENT fast when you advertise in The
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA BRADENTON Beach. Bay
views, close to beach. 2319 Ave. B. $1,000/month.
LIDO BEACH: 2BR apartment. Delightful and
modern with porch/lanai in garden setting. Across
from beach, walking distance to St. Armands Circle.
Eight minutes to Sarasota Main Street. Fully fur-
nished, including full kitchen and laundry room. Call
for special summer rates, (941) 383-2566.
NEAR BEACH: FURNISHED 1 BR/1 BA. $750/month
with utilities. Seven-month lease, first, last and
deposit. Call Jackie, (941) 929-7165.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Club: Available January,
February and March, 2007.2BR/2BA, totally remod-
eled in 2006. Call (813) 781-7562.
ARTIST STUDIO SUBLET: May through Novem-
ber. Sink, bathroom, use of kitchenette, must be
21. $125/month. Call (941) 778-5704, or (941)
778-2099 after April 15. Holmes Beach location,
near shops and restaurants.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA ELEVATED duplex with
screened porch, deck, Mexican tile, covered park-
ing, washer and dryer, yard care. Available May 1.
$1,050/month. Call (941) 779-2151.
SANDPIPER 55-PLUS: Furnished 2BR/1 BA bright,
cozy mobile home. Large kitchen, wood deck, nice
location. $625 monthly. (941) 779-0556.
SEASONAL DUPLEX: 2BR/2BA with laundry.
Three-minute stroll to Gulf, north end of Island.
$2,200/month, three-month minimum. (813)
FEMALE ROOMMATE WANTED: 2BR/2BA condo.
Pool, hot tub, five minutes to beach. $500/month
plus electricity. Leave message, (941) 807-5679.
HOUSE FOR RENT: North end, annual 3BR,
spacious, clean, steps to beach, tranquil setting,
$1,500/month. (941) 778-3006.
ANNUAL RENTALS: HOME with bay views.
2BR/2BA, two-plus car garage, screened lanai,
$1,350/month. Fran Maxon Real Estate, (941)
AVAILABLE JUNE 1: Private home for rent annu-
ally on water. 2BR/2BA, enclosed garage, beautiful
view. Bradenton Beach. $1,300/month. By owner,
ANNUAL OR SEASONAL: New home, 55-plus park,
across from beach, turnkey furnished, 2BR/2BA,
central air conditioning, heat, washer and dryer,
carport. $1,100/month, call for seasonal rate. (941)
WANTED: VACATION RENTAL property. I have
waterfront land and horse property as partial or
full payment or trade up to $2 million. Scott, (941)
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA HOLMES Beach: $850/month,
unfurnished. $950/month, furnished. T. Dolly Young,
Real Estate, (941) 778-0807.
YEAR LEASE: ANNA Maria waterfront, 2BR fur-
nished condo with boat dock, $1,100/month. Bra-
denton Beach 1 BR apartment, half block to beach,
$750/month unfurnished, $850/month furnished.
First, last, security. (941) 778-4451.
WATERFRONT BRADENTON BEACH. Dock, walk
to beach. Beautiful, like new, one, two and three
bedrooms. (941) 779-9074 or cell, (703) 587-4675.
gwalker43 @ hotmail.com.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 3BR/2.5BA large townhome.
Two-car garage, three porches, washer and
dryer, community pool. Available May 1, 2006.
$2,100/month. Call Island Real Estate, (941)
SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals.
1BR/1BA or 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk to beach,
shopping, restaurants. (941) 778-3426. Web site
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CREATE YOUR OWN PARADISE! Across from the sparkling BEST OF BOTH SHORES! Within steps of the powder sand
waters of the Gulf of Mexico rests this enchanting beach beaches of the Bay & Bean Point. Soaring cypress ceilings &
cottage. Light and bright living area with wrap around celestory windows abound for an open airy essence. Profes-
windows and Mexican tile. Add a pool with tropical sional remodel with Travertine floors, wood cabinets, granite
landscaping for a peaceful garden oasis. Located amongst multi- countertops, SS appliances and Plantation shutters. Elevated
million dollar homes. Build up for unobstructed water views, sun deck for spectacular sunset views. $849,000. Call Liz
$729,000. Call Liz Codola at (941) 812-3455. Codola at (941)812-3455.
VINTAGE BEACH COTTAGE ideally located on a quiet Brand New Home on Perico Island Just minutes from the
street. Within steps of the sandy beaches of the Gulf. beach. Gorgeous 2BR/2BA with den, open plan, upgraded
Relax and enjoy the sparkling view of the water. Potential kitchen, luxury master suite and fabulous view. Community
galore for the creative buyer. Build up for a spectacular pool, tennis, clubhouse and lawn maintenance. $475,000.
vista of the turquoise sea. Plenty of room to add a pool Call Debbie Detweiler 527-7221.
for a tranquil private escape. $799,000. Call Liz Codola at
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Tranquility and gracious living abound in this unique home.
French doors from the main house lead out to a dramatic covered
deck. A separate Swedish hot-tub room overlooks garden and
a huge new master suite. There's also a 650 sq.ft artist's studio
with deck, dock and lift. Fireplace and room for a pool make this
a home for all seasons. Seller is motivated. $1,075,000.
Call Robin Kollar 713-4515
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impeccably renovated Key Royale home
offers 2653SF of living area; 3BR, custom
cabinets, screened patio, raised deck/spa.
Dock, 10,00LB lift. $2,299,000. Kimberly
Roehl,748-6300 or 447-9988. 521918.
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great curb appeal, over 2700SF- Large lot,
picturesque lake, great care and maintenance
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bungalow decor.$649,000. Kimberly Roehl
748-6300 or 447-9988. 521248
PERICO ISLAND maintenance-free neighbor-
hood. 5 minutesto Gulf beaches. 3BR, turnkey
furnished home featuring brnght.open plan,
Shinn, 748-6300 or 705-5704.522309
DIRECT BEACHFRONT. Top floor, 2BR turkey condo overlooking Gulf. Remodeled with
Tommy Bahama furnishings. New A/C. Great complex: elevators, heated pool, sauna, tennis
courts Good ental policy. $1,049,000. Jody Shinn, 748-6300 or 705-5704. 516973
IMMACULATE CUSTOM WATERFRONT HOME. Recently remodeled with coral stone gas
fireplace. Boat lift, pavers and screened lanai. Only minutes to GulflBay by boat. $949,900.
kathy Marcinko, 713-1100 or Sandy Drapala; 725-0781. 519732
ELEGANCE & CHARM in gated Mariner's Cove. Beautiful waterview from this 3BR condo
w/loftfor 4th BR/office. Granite counters, fireplace. Deeded boat slip. Community pools &
tennis court; $799,000. Patty Brooks, 748-6300 or 545-1194. 511178
GLAMOROUS FULL BAY AND GULF VIEWS from this cozy, tucked away condo. Dock
with deeded boatslip, largestorage unit, large loftareaforguestsorden. Easyaccess,very
Close to beach. $749,900. Gindy Pierro, 748-6300-or 920-6818.523777
COME LIVE THE GOOD LIFE in this charming remodeled bungalow. If the interior of this
3BR doesn't charm you, the setting on the street will. Fishing.dock in back. $709,000.
748-6300. Judy LaValliere, 504-3792 or Ann DeBellevue, 720-7614. 518185
TURNKEY FURNISHED extremely well cared for duplex close to Gulf of Mexico. Carports
are between units, very separate living spaces. Barreltile roof, patios, fencing at side & rear.
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MINUTES TO GULF BEACHES. Remodeled/upgraded 3BR home, heart-pine floors,wood-
burning fireplace. Over 1,700 SF living area. Attached garage & RV/boat parking. $272,000.
748-6300. Ruth Lawler, 587-4623 or Maryann Lawler, 586-8257. 526244
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throughout, plus great mother-in-law apartment. New
dock on deep sailboat water. Great view. $1,275,000.
BUILDING LOT CLEARED AND READY TO GO
One block to the beach. Walk to the best restaurants.
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end unit with exceptional views. Only twenty units in
complex. Heated pool and tennis. $535,000.
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KEY ROYALE Lowest price on Key. Beautifully
furnished 2BR/2BA, overlooks boat basin and
down canal with boat slip. Tastefully landscaped.
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55-plus park. Triple wide. Fully furnished. $105,000.
BEACH VIEWS tr'o., thi- nr.....i 2BR, 2BA .:onrdo.
Only four units in "Key West North". Heated pool, eleva-
tor, covered parking, turnkey furnished. $695.000-
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fishing village. Hardwood floors. Large garage/workshop.
Rarely available... don't delay. $255,000.
OLD BRIDGE VILLAGE The view doesn't get any
better from this condo. Overlooks entire bay. 3BR/3BA
turnkey furnished. Elevator arid upagrades galore.
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CONTEMPORARY ANNA MARIA HOME
4BR/2BA, turnkey-furnished, beautifully designed
home. Open plan, vaulted ceiling, breakfast bar, eat-in
kitchen. Bamboo flooring, elevator, private setting near
beach. Four-car garage. $1,350,000.
HOLMES BEACH WATERFRONT
3BR/2BA home. Ceramic tile, breakfast bar, backyard
with pavers, room for pool. Fence, new dock. Direct
access to bay. $849,900.
ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT HOME
4BR/3BA. Miles of beautiful walking beach. Gulf side
deck and gazebo. Riparian rights. View of Gulf, bay,
Egmont Key and Skyway bridge. $2,250,000.
BAY PALMS WITH HEATED POOL
3/4BR/2BA canalfront home with dock and boat lift.
Beautifully updated, ceramic tile, gourmet kitchen/
granite counters, heated pool and Jacuzzi. $1,250,000.
2BR charmer, close to beach! Great income producer
with view of Gulf! Italian tile, fireplace, furnished.
Patio with pavers. $649,900.
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.
HOLMES BEACH GULF PLACE CONDO
3BR/2BA nicely furnished first floor unit. Just steps to
heated pool. View of beach, tennis, great rental, on-site
manager. Ceramic tile. $995,000.
CLOSE TO BEACH, LARGE LOT HOLMES BEACH
4BR/2BA elevated house, just steps to gorgeous beach.
Furnished, breakfast bar, eat-in kitchen. Seller may
KEY ROYALE'S NORTH POINT HARBOUR
2BR/2BA waterfront home. New seawall, 20,0001b
boat lift. Community heated pool, tennis. Island's
finest residential area. $989,500.
GULF PLACE CONDO
3BR/2BA. Turnkey furnished condo. Views of Gulf.
Tennis, heated pool, beautiful beach. Excellent rental
with liberal rental policy. $995,000.
PERICO ISLAND CONDO
2BR/2BA. Turnkey furnished. Close to Island beaches.
Heated pool, tennis, clubhouse/fitness room. Carport.
Short drive to shopping and restaurants. $349,900.
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. Bright corner unit. Close to pool.
Ceramic tile, shutters, glass enclosed lanai. Near bank,
doctors, shopping and restaurants. $359,900
WIDEST POINT ON BIMINI BAY
Secluded 4BR/3BA, 250 feet of waterfront. Custom
kitchen, ceramic tile. Master suite with fireplace and
Jacuzzi. Heated pool, lush landscaping, two docks, davits,
sprinklers, well, oversized two-car garage. $1,790,000.
FABULOUS GULFFRONT OCEANA CONDO
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elevator. Small pet. $1,999,000.
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2BR/2BA Turnkey furnished corner unit. Gulf view.
Secured entry, pool, tennis. Beautiful white sand
beach. Close to shopping and restaurants. $729,900.
1 BR /1BA Turnkey-furnished villa. Heated pool, steps
to deeded white sandy beach access. Rental program
in place on-site manager. Small pet. $349,900.
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vaulted ceilings, washer/dryer, tile floors, large clos-
ets. West of Gulf Drive. Small pets may be consid-
ered. $1,350/month. Call Island Real Estate, (941)
ANNUAL RENTAL: 3BR/1BA single-family home.
Updated kitchen, large patio, tile floors. New every-
thing. Available May 1. City of Holmes Beach.
$1,500/month. Call Island Real Estate, (941)
HOLMES BEACH GULFFRONT condo: Next
season or monthly. Brand new remodel 2006. Deco-
rator furnished, stainless-steel appliances, covered
parking. (941) 795-5060.
HOLMES BEACH FURNISHED 2BR/2BA. June-
Dec. 31. Dishwasher, washer and dryer, tile through-
out, cable TV, pool. 1.5 blocks to beach. $975/month
plus utilities. (941) 778-3104.
PALMA SOLA TOWNHOUSE: Furnished, 2BR/2BA
pool and boat dock. $600/week, $1,250/monthly.
Flexible. Real Estate Mart. (941) 756-1090.
STEPS TO BEACH on Gulf Drive. 1BR/BA,
washer/dryer, courtyard, barbecue, WLAN,
$495/week, $1,495/month. (941) 778-1098 or
PRECONSTRUCTION PRICES! Lakefront Hidden
Lake condominiums, west Bradenton. Close to
beach. Starting at $329,900. Call Cori.Woods, (941)
WATERFRONT PROPERTY 2BR/2BA located on
deep-water canal with large dock and views of
Tampa Bay. $864,900. (941) 779-1512.
FOR SALE BY owner: Best value on the Island!
2BR/ 2BA, one-car garage, gourmet kitchen, new
windows, updated baths and more. Two blocks from
beach. $615,000. (941) 778-8677. 406 Bay Palms
Drive, Holmes Beach..
3BR/2BA: One bedroom used as a den/office/
playroom, enclosed lanai, tiled with carpeted bed-
rooms. 1,400 sf, county water/sewer, citrus trees,
near Brentwood school in Sarasota. Reduced to
$274,900. (941) 379-4196 or (941) 954-7474.
WATERFRONT KEY WEST-style: stilt, vaulted,
open-bbam cedar ceilings, dock. Sailboat water,
no bridges. Turnkey, extra-large lot. Willow Avenue.
$45,000 WILL BUY 566 sf of living space next to
Bradenton Beach City Pier. Excellent condition. All
appliances, central air conditioning/heat, washer/
dryer and storage. Satellite and TV plus all furniture.
Boat slips available to members of boating club and
owners. A steal! (321) 242-8882.
CLUB BAMBOO SOUTH: Direct Gulffront condo.
Unit is $35,000 less than the last several sold for.
Building was just completed, everything new inside
and out! Crown moulding, granite and more. Great
rental complex with nightly rentals allowed! Moti-
vated seller to save you money. $465,000. George,
THIS IS THE FINEST CONDO in the entire com-
plex! Runaway Bay direct bayfront! .Absolutely
everything is new, including electric, air condition-
ing, water heater, flooring, wash rooms, kitchen and
all interiors. Professionally decorated. The best view
in the complex of all water. $499,999. George, (312)
STOP LOOKING! You've found the best value on
the Island! Two bedroom, extra large bathroom and
kitchen, bay view, Gulf beach just steps away! Only
$229,900! Call Jill Sullivan, Keller Williams Realty,
(941) 232-9783 today!
SELL it fast with an ad in The Islander.
Bayview and canalfront with pool. 2BR/2BA open
plan, new kitchen. Totally upgraded. Dock, three
davits. Owner motivated. Not a drive-by, must see
inside! By owner. Call Herb Dolan, (941) 705-4454.
404 21st Place. Bradenton Beach.
PERICO ISLAND: 1,170 sf, lovely 2BR2BA condo.
Great water view/porch. Eat-in kitchen. Concrete
built. $325,000. Agents welcome. (941) 792-7828.
CONDO UNIT DIRECTLY on Gulf. Call (504)
819-0867 or (504) 391-0324.
PALMA SOLA BAYFRONT HOME: Flamingo Cay.
1,500 sf 3BR/2BA, private dock and davits. Sail-
boat water. 130-plus feet of seawall. Room for a
pool. Ready for remodel or build new. Incredible full
bay views. $999,000. Mike Faber, (941) 504-6345.
RE/MAX Gulfstream Realty.
JUST REDUCED!RUNAWAY Bay 2BR/2BA sec-
ond-floor condo with great view of pond and foun-
tain. Everything new in 2006, including: carpet,
tile, furniture, pictures, paint, kitchen items, beds
and more. All new bathrooms. Air conditioning has
about a six-year warranty for new owner. $395,000.
George, (312) 321-7501,
LONGBOAT KEY SAND Cay: Gulf side 2BR/2BA
condo. This large condo has been completely
remodeled in a great complex. Great views of the
pool, grounds and a view of the Gulf. Great rental
complex with onsite management, pool, tennis,
shuffleboard and more. Priced to sell at $689,900.
George (312) 321-7501.
PALMA SOLA BAYFRONT 3BR/2BA home. Spec-
tacular views with 155-foot bay frontage on .deep
sailboat water. Boater's dream with two lifts
(50,000 Ib and 10,000 Ib), heated pool, Jacuzzi.
$1,375,000. Call Lynn Parker, RoseBay Realty,
WATERFRONT DUPLEX: RARE canalfront duplex
with private setting, docks/lifts, peak of the bay and
short walk to the beach. Offered at $799,500. Call
Dave Moynihan, (941) 720-0089. Wagner Realty.
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS spacious
2BR/2BA .condo. End unit overlooking pool and
tennis courts with partial bay views. $495,000.
Call Terry Fletcher with RE/MAX Gulfstream, (941)
DIRECT GULFFRONT: FULLY furnished 2BR
condo with great views, heated pool. Weekly rentals
and quiet Holmes Beach location. $615,000. Call
Pat, (941) 778-7976.
NORTHWEST BRADENTON HOME: 3BR/2BA,
two-car garage, five minutes to the beach.
Enjoy the Island without the traffic! Absolute
designer makeover. Lease to own for $1,900.
month. $339,000. www.44smart.com. (941)
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KEY ROYALE: Holmes Beach. Direct bayfront, gor-
geous view of Skyway, 3BR/2.5BA, two-car garage,
private dock. $2,500,000. North Point Harbor canal-
front 4BR/3BA, five-car garage. Elevated with new
lap pool/spa/waterfall, seawall and dock. $872,500.
2BR/2BA, two-car garage, renovated ranch with
new seawall/dock/20,000-lb lift. $989,500. Both with
community pool and tennis. Call Lynn Bankuty,
Realtor, SunCoast Real Estate, (941) 737-1420.
FOR SALE BY OWNER: Beachfront 1BR/1BA,
Holmes Beach condo. End unit, fabulous view,
heated pool, excellent rental. $559,000.
annamariabeachplace.com. (330) 565-7693.
HOLMES BEACH unique, custom 2,100-plus sf,
3BR/3BA with large efficiency, boat dock, financing,
make offer. Owner, (513) 378-9100.
LOT FOR SALE: R2-10, 803 sf, 302 60th St. and
Holmes Boulevard, Holmes Beach. $795,000. Call
(813) 546-2444 or (941) 962-6747.
C P R: (941) 794.1515.
www.coastalpropertiesrealty.com. Sales, rentals,
property management. Coastal Properties Realty.
GULF VIEW WITH a cottage at fraction of the
cost of waterfront. Desirable street in Anna Maria.
$1,200,000. (941) 778-4894.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX: 4BR/2BA nicely
updated, close to beach. Excellent annual rental
income. By appointment only. $549,000. (941)
VILLAGE GREEN VILLA: 2BR/2BA, two-car garage.
Completely updated. Open Sunday. 6608 12th Ave.
W., Bradenton. (941) 448-8502 or (941) 761-2575.
PERICO BAY CLUB: 2BR/2BA bay view, tiled
throughout, granite vanity, many upgrades, new storm
shutters, garage. $438,900. (941) 794-2363. Open
house 1-4pm Sunday. 1125 Edgewater, Bradenton.
5804 WHISTLEWOOD CIRCLE, Sarasota.
3BR/2BA, one-car garage, close to 1-75, Doctor's
Hospital and shopping. Clean, fresh paint inside.
Vinyl Florida. room, fruit trees. $259,900 (941)
COZY 2BR CONDO across from Gulf beach: Large
private courtyard, heated pool and picnic area.
Short-term rentals a plus, popular location near
more than 25 shops, including restaurants, Publix,
Walgreens and more. Complex of only eight units is
well maintained. Turnkey furnished. Motivated seller
reduced the price to $414,900. Call Rose's new cell
phone, (941) 725-0900. Rose Schnoerr, Coldwell
Banker Residential Real Estate.
FOR SALE BY owner: Waterfront lot, 52x110
feet, zoned ROR. Pine Avenue. $695,000. (312)
SAILBOAT WATERFRONT: No bridges to Gulf,
heated spa, 2BR/2.5BA. Best buy north end Anna
Maria. View at http://home.earthlink.net/-japettee,
or phone (941) 778-8464.
FOR SALE BY OWNER: 2BR/2BA immaculate
open-style ranch. Lagoon swimming pool in pri-
vate botanical garden setting. 504 70th St., Holmes
Beach. Must see. (941) 778-4256.
WANTED: VACATION RENTAL property. I have
waterfront land and horse property as partial or
full payment or trade up to $2 million. Scott, (941)
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS: Lowest price!
Furnished, canalfront 2BR/2BA, pool, tennis,
lush tropical surroundings. Perfect Island retreat.
$415,900. Denise Langlois, Coldwell Banker, (941)
FOR SALE: DUPLEX. Great price for Island
real estate! 2BR/1BA per side, screened lanais
and laundry rooms. Under building parking. Only
$530,000. Call Jerry Cercone with Coldwell Banker,
(941) 720-1575. 4605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
ALMOST TO THE beach: 2BR/2BA mid-century
modern ranch on .33 acres, landscaped with fruit
trees and butterfly plants. Great layout, terrazzo
floors. 1.7 miles from Cortez Bridge. $299,900. Brian
Heavrin, Remax Gulfstream, (941) 756-7777.
YOUR FRIENDS WILL envy you! Completely
updated 2BR/2BA West Bradenton home. $284,000.
Call Carol Heinze, (941) 778-5059, Coldwell Banker
EVERYDAY'S A VACATION in this 2BR/2BA direct
Gulffront condo. Asking $949,000. Call Carol
Heinze, (941) 778-5059, Coldwell Banker Real
KEY ROYALE CANAL home. All remodeled
3BR/2BA plus den. Caged pool and spa, price.
below appraisal and let's deal. Asking $879,000.
Real Estate Mart, (941) 756-1090.
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ARBORS 2BR/2BA, golf course, turnkey, clubhouse. $263,900.
MARTINIQUE N.-Direct Gulf view, corner with garage, storage.
Updated. Shows beautifully. $899,000.
KEY ROYALE-Canalfront lot. 9,450 sf. Golf course view. $699,000.
BAYVIEW-4-5BR/4BA, induding guest quarters. Large master-suite. $1,330,000.
GULF VIEW- Holmes Beach duplex or 4BR/2BA home. $799,000.
HARBOUR VILLA CLUB- 2BR/2BA, turnkey, boat dock. $794,900.
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Bringing People Ho Si nce 1939
Tea tiire1d Propetiet s
ANNA MARIA WATER-
FRONT Custom bulll in 2000,'
This 3-4BR,'2.5BA canalironi
residence has open floor plan,
l 10 fool ceiling:-,. kitchen with,
granite counlertops. Lush,
tropical, pool, dock lift. Dave
Moynihan, 1941J 778-2246.
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2217 GULF DR. N.
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ISLAND'S VERY BEST!!
Lush Iropical landscaping
surrounds this beautiful hide-
away!! Only steps to Ihe
beach and updated Island
style. Pool, 3BR/2.5BA. Karen
Day, (941) 778-2246.
LUXURY ISLAND TOWNHOME! 350 leet GULFFRONTCOMPLEX-COVERTIIInves- ENJOY ISLAND AMBIANCE Cuslom Key MARINERS COVE Direct Bay views, Iop PORTOBELLO GULFTO BAY Longboal
from beach, loaded with upgrades, elevator. tors dream 3BR!2BA for reliremeni dream West-style 3BR12BA. has oak Iloors pelia floor 3BR,2BA 2000 si, galed community. Key updated, ground Ilor condo ras many
3BR/2.5BA plus den, two-car garage. Enjoy or family beach home Beverly Moore windows, metal rool and new brick drive- two pools tennis, elevator, projected deep- exiras i.e.. laux paint, furnished granite,
sunseis (rom.rwo balconies. Completion or Jo Warren. 1941 778-2246. #521717. way, den. two car garage, sunroom, blocks water 35-foor boar slip Dave Moynrhan, wei Dar dock, pool, tennis and much
May. Carolyn/Joe Cordrey 19411 776-3300 $819000 from Gull beaches. Jane Tinsworlh. 19411 19411 778-2246. #525552 5749,500. more. Joe Corbo. (9411 778-2246. #523198
#516067. $925,000. 761-3100. #526246. $799,000 $649.000.
UFEIS GOOD... When white sand beaches TRULY A WONDERFUL DUPLEX! Greal FABULOUS GULF VIEWS Prime end fur- WIDE OPEN VIEWS-CONDO 2BR,2BA HOLMES BEACH OFFICE 1,800 sf of air
areonlystepslromyourdoorandyourhome income polennal or perecl lor ihat person rnsned unin otfering spacious Iloor plan wiln Spectacular view ol docks and bay. Silt conditioned space Can be used as two
is .a pristine 2BR/2BA condo in a beach- looking lor a piece o Island Paradise. Great eal-In kitchen, breakfast bar, walk-in closels, on your decv or in your living room and separate urnit or combined. Becky Smith
front complex' Karen Day, (9411 778-2246. locallon, steps from ihe sand! Roberl Bar- replace and two balconies. Dave Moyninan. watch ihe action Dolphins playing and or Elli Starrert, 1941) 778-2246. #524307
#512655. $649,.000 cla, (9411 776-3300. #523084. $599,000. 19411 778-2246 #507333. $565 000. waier ipori Relax1 Joan Ol;szewski 1941) $499.000
761-3100. #520927 $550 000.
' Greatly ntro-
ing tor 1his
the pros play
EXCEPTIONAL TIDY ISLAND Presrigious ISLAND HANDYMAN SPECIAL! 'our
private island linig al ;1s iest Gsaed corn- chance to own a piece a ihe Iliand. A louchr
muntyv Acres o0 manicured iriounds armen- of TLC will maKe this arjorable beach conage
lies galore Turnkey furnished with serene mne penrai Island getaway. A great value lor
views. Sandy Greirer 194-1'1 '94-2246 ihe price! Gina and Peler Uiian,'Roal Team
#518984.-$460.000. 1941) 741-2500. #520167 5398,000
RUNAWAY BAY CONDOS low available.
Several 1 or 2BR unias baytronl. poo"l
Side and olher views Some updated
phone for delaill Onsiie renrali Prrced
$-349.000-.494,000. (9411 778-.2246
RIVERFRONT CONDO Tls lop lloor end
unit rha a river 'vie*w Carporl healed pool,
(innri. glass -n balcony near marina, shop-
ping churches. Becky Smiln or Elih Siarren
19411 778-2246 11521375. 5295 000.
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