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j IttiAnna Maria


Skimming the news ... Irv Hoagfield: Greatest Generation, page 18.

"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"


Go free, young green turtle
"Chilly Willie," a green turtle that was discovered sick and disoriented on the bayfront in Anna Maria, was
released Saturday into the Gulf of Mexico at Magnolia Avenue. Willie was released with a satellite tracking
device attached to his shell so researchers can monitor his movements and learn more of green turtle migratory
habits. For more about "Chilly Willie," see page 7. Islander Photo: Lisa Williams

Code.breaking dumpster could be problem

for Holmes Beach, Key Royale Club

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach has had
a dumpster for cut grasses and plant material located
on its golf course since 1994 and no one has lodged a
complaint that the dumpster might not meet the city's
setback requirements - until this summer.
Acting on an anonymous complaint, code enforce-
ment officer Nancy Hall on June 20 issued the golf
club with a citation that the dumpster does not meet
the city's setback requirements.
Building official Bill Saunders later determined that
the club could move the dumpster back 25 feet and
would not require the club to go through the site plan
review process.
All might have been well and good except some
residents near the dumpster and golf course took excep-
tion and, at the Aug. 8 commission meeting, appealed
Saunders' decision.
Attorney Scott Rudacille, representing Tom and
Sharon Smith along with Paul and Dorothy Swanberg,
claimed that according to city code, the golf course
has to go through the city's site-plan review process to

Anna Maria gets big

Swiftmud grant
Anna Maria City Commissioner Dale Woodland has
reported that the Manasota Basin Board of the Southwest
Florida Water Management District has approved the
city's matching funds grant application for $269,500 for
stormwater improvements in fiscal year 2007-08. In addi-
tion, said Woodland, the board indicated the city is in line
for an additional $352,000 in fiscal year 2008-09.
Woodland gave a special thanks to Tom Wilcox and
Stephanie Dunham, who reclassi fied the project to a Sur-
face Water improvement and Management grant. That
gave it a much greater priority for funding than the previ-
ous classification of a cooperative funding initiative.
Woodland said he will ask the commission to hear
a presentation on the financial impact of the grant and
its effect on future scheduling of road and drainage
improvements at a September commission meeting.

move a dumpster.
Rudacille said there are better places for the dump-
ster than the location proposed by Saunders.
Wait a minute, said Commission Chairperson Rich'
Bohnenberger, the appeal isn't to decide where the
dumpster should go, it's an appeal against Saunders'
decision that moving the dumpster did not require site-
plan review.
And if the commission requires site-plan review
for one dumpster location, it will have to do it for all
dumpsters, he added. . .
In addition, noted Commissioner Roger Lutz, the
commission really doesn't have the "discretion" to
tell the golf course where to put the dumpster. "So, all
this is about a site plan review that we will probably
approve anyway," he added.
City attorney Patricia Petruff chimed in that the city
policy has always been not to require a site plan for the
required fences surrounding a dumpster or the concrete
slab it sits on.. "
Saunders added that there are dumpsters in all
zoning areas of the city and, in his opinion, they do
not have to meet setback requirements. Petruff agreed,
while Rudacille disagreed.
Rudacille provided commissioners with a letter
from a local real estate agent indicating that the value of
the Smiths' property would decline by nearly $300,000
if the dumpster were not placed well away from the
The best solution, offered Bohnenberger, is for
Rudacille to meet with club officials and determine if
a better location can be found that all parties can agree
upon, before the commission takes any action on the
Rudacille concurred and the appeal was continued
to the Sept. 25 meeting.
But Bohnenberger cautioned that he does "not want
to see every dumpster in the city" go through the site
plan review process. "A lot of dumpsters can't meet
the setback requirements. We may need to amend our
code," he added.
In other business, Mayor Carol Whitmore agreed
with a request from Commissioner David Zaccagnino

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State Rep. Bill Galvano, left, and Insurance Com-
missioner Kevin M. McCarty of Tallahassee at the
two-hour town hall meeting hosted Friday by
Galvano at Anna Maria Elementary School's audi-
torium to discuss commercial insurance problems.
Islander Photo: Molly McCartney

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crisis' town

hall meeting,

By Molly McCartney
Islander Reporter
"Legalized robbery" is how one victim of Florida's
growing insurance crisis described what's happening.
Another speaker at the town hall meeting in Holmes
Beach lamented the "pirate mentality" of some insur-
ance carriers.
And the board chairman of the Island chamber of
commerce declared that the property insurance issue,
along with escalating taxes, is so big that it is not just
a crisis - "it is a tsunami."
These three were among the dozens of frustrated
and worried residents, business and professional people
from the Island communities and neighboring cities and
counties who attended the meeting held Friday in the
Anna Maria Elementary School auditorium.
The two-hour session was hosted by state Rep. Bill
Galvano, a Republican legislator for Manatee County,
who has been working for months to find solutions to
the insurance problem. On the stage with him was State
Insurance Commissioner Kevin M. McCarty, who said
comments from speakers would help him document
the need for a state rule to establish a commercial joint
underwriting pool to provide commercial property
insurance for "the people of Holmes Beach, the rest of
Manatee County and other parts of Florida as well."
Commissioner McCarty declined to say, in an inter-
view after the meeting, what he would recommend to
the Florida Cabinet at its meeting Tuesday, just as The
Islander was going to press, but he appeared confi-
dent that he had enough information from the Holmes
Beach hearing and other sources to legally support a
recommendation to create a joint underwriting pool that
would write commercial property insurance "to persons
with risks" who are unable to obtain it through the vol-
untary market.
The idea of a state pool for commercial property
insurance was the one solid suggestion at the town hall

2 E AUG. 16, 2006 U THE ISLANDER

Anna Maria city hall damaged, roof covering collapses

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Some Anna Maria residents might think their city
is snake-bit when it comes to new construction projects
that are supposed to improve the lives of residents and
city staff.
Consider the Tarpon Street-Oak Avenue paving
fiasco, the swale construction of the mid-1990s, cost
overruns on the city hall remodeling contract of last
year and now the snafu concerning the city hall roof
replacement currently under way by RoofUSA of
Weeki Wachee.
Mayor SueLynn said work crews from RoofUSA
dutifully finished taking off the old tile on the roof on
Friday, Aug. 4. They then covered up the open areas of
the roof as they normally do.
What was abnormal, however, was the 1.5 inches
of rain that fell on city hall on Sunday, Aug. 6. The
covering apparently wasn't strong enough to keep the
water at bay and sometime that night or early Monday
morning, the covering gave way and thousands of gal-
lons of water poured into city hall.

Dumpster dilemma arises
to put $7,500 in the 2006-07 budget as its share of
a possible consolidation study with an Anna Maria
Island Chamber of Commerce committee in the event
the commission decides to proceed.
Bohenberger said the commission had previously
indicated it did not want consolidation, but Whitmore
said the commission could decide against the $7,500
during the budget hearings.
The commission also approved a resolution endors-
ing a "business trespass" program that will be admin-
istered by the police department. Business owners that
want to opt into the program can give the police author-
ity to arrest anyone on its property without permission
after regular business hours. The measure was initiated
by Commissioner Pat Morton after a number of busi-
ness owners complained about "rogue" skateboarders
on their property after the business had closed.

"Whatever they did was not enough to keep the
water out," said Mayor SueLynn.
Thankfully, no computers, equipment or records
were damaged, just the insulation, ceiling tiles, floors
and walls. There was no structural damage, according
to the initial report, the mayor said.
Staff spent Monday, Aug. 7, cleaning up the mess
and drying out city hall.
That was just the good news.
On the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 8, RoofUSA
crews were back installing the new roof when they
took out a drain pipe, not realizing that water was still
in the pipe from the weekend rains. Another deluge
ensued in city hall, this one landing squarely on a staff
member's desk.
Again, however, no computers, equipment or
records were damaged.
Staff members were inside the building at the time,
the mayor said, but no one was injured.
SueLynn said RoofUSA officials have assured her
they will "do the right thing" and repair or replace any-
thing damaged by the two downpours. The company
carries a $2 million insurance policy for such conditions
and an insurance adjuster has already visited the work
site for an initial estimate.
The mayor said that she's been in touch with
Baskerville-Donovan Inc., the city's engineering firm,
and contacted the city's insurance company to confirm
the city is not liable for any repairs.
Completion of the new flat roof took place last
week and the mayor said she's been assured that it will
drain any water.
"The bases are now covered. The roof can now
keep out any water," the mayor said confidently. The
next phase of the project is to install the roof flashing,
then seal the roof with a new material. That should
be accomplished within the next few days, RoofUSA
officials have indicated.
The mayor was satisfied that RoofUSA will take
care of any damage from the water. "At this point, I
have no reason to believe that RoofUSA won't cover
the costs and bring the building back to its former con-
dition," she said.

Drying out
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn shows where water
poured through the roof currently under construction
after a recent rainstorm and damaged ceiling tiles,
lighting fixtures and some of the carpet.
Islander Photo: Bonner Joy
Just in case, however, city staff took pictures of
the damage and the mayor contacted city attorney
Jim Dye.
"But if the commission had approved this two years
ago like I asked, we wouldn't be in this situation today,"
the mayor pointed out.
City hall and the commission chambers were
to be operational by Thursday, Aug. 10, although
it may take a few weeks for all the ceiling tiles,
lighting and insulation damaged by the water to be
replaced, she added.
RoofUSA was the low bidder of five companies
that bid on the project approved by the city commission
in May. The company bid $59,000.


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Crisis in insurance aired
meeting for a way to provide short-term relief. And
although the meeting was focused primarily on com-
mercial wind coverage, Galvano emphasized that "there
are many aspects to what we have to do with insurance nsuran
in the state of Florida." Long-term solutions are needed velop docu
as well as a quick fix, he said, "so that we can have the
quality of life and have the businesses-and have the would estal
homes that we deserve." provide co,
Galvano invited people to step up to the micro- who can't g
phone to "share your stories, share your views, share vano is hop
your thoughts." that cover
About 25 men and women in the audience took the hurricane
opportunity to offer their personal experiences with the be a tempo
shrinking Florida insurance market. � The rc
Sandy Mattick, who owns the only convenience special sess
store and grocery in Anna Maria City and who lives the state in
in the back of her store, told the town meeting that she Jeb Bush h
islative sess
lost her insurance last month. "My policy expired July
9," said Mattick, who operates the Pine Avenue General specific sol
Store. "It wasn't renewed. The insurance company can't � Comr
with Gover
get me one at any cost. So I am without insurance. I with vera
don't have a choice. I cannot get a policy at all." with severa
Some other speakers who were able to get insur- reinsurance
ance said they have had to pay outrageous rates that
threaten their businesses.
"Last year, for the wind portion of our co e'rage.
we had a premium of $52,849," said Carl Hall. m\ ner
and operator of the Doubletree Beach Resort on the
beach in Pinellas County. He said his new premium is..
$588,000 for half the coverage he had before.
"Do the math," he said. "That is a 20 times increase
in the premium for this Gulf-front property. Not 200
percent. 20 times."
Hall said he has been told he was luck\ to et co\ -
erage at a time when many others are unable to get an.\
wind insurance. "I think we all agree we ha\ e a problem
Perhaps when this session is over this e\ ening. % e ill
know we have a crisis, not just a problem. W\\e need to
find a solution now, not next spring or ne\t liurn iane
season but now. The time to begin this \\as \esterda\
Tomorrow is too late. I am saying the future of our suate
is at stake here and the only alternative is to succeed."
Echoing those sentiments was Don Schroder.
chairman of the Anna Maria Island Chamber ot
"We're not only losing our businesses - we're e
losing our homes. \ we're losing our real estate." Schro-
der said. "It is a combination of taxes and insurance. It
is a tsunami. And it cannot continue."
One issue raised at the meeting is the practice of
some insurance carriers to gi\e police\ holders 24 to 48'
hours to accept high-priced premium co\ erage.
Reference to that practice prompted Bradenton
insurance agent Corky Taylor to step to the microphone The auditorium
and say he wanted people to understand that insurance meeting 10o disc
carriers -- and not insurance agents - were behind Molly McCartn.
this practice.
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It makes my skin crawl," Taylor said. "It really t a ol
get a policy after
has become a pirate mehtalit among those few\ surplus g o
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market carriers that will offer a quote on certain things. o nd r
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He said that some of these carriers essentially force agents self-insure beca
like him to offer the customer a certain premium that the associations to
customer has to accept with 24 to 48 hours or the offer to maintain insu
\\ ill be \% ithdraw\ n. "I am not defending the carriers," he she had to take
said. "I hate it. I am defending the agents here." regardless of co
Several speakers described how the state laws The premium
requiring their condominium associations to carry wind compared to the
insurance ha\ e forced them to take whatever coverage ciation had been
the) could find and pa. exorbitant prices, is bigger than th
Bradenton resident Regina Smith said she is presi- Fleener sail
dent of a 32-unit condominium association that is now corner by the la
facing a premium of $40.000. compared to the $18,000 She urged McC
that the association has been pa ing. a JUA (joint ur
"Our documents say we have to have insurance," she which we could
said, as does the state condominium law. And owners in reasonable rate.
her condominium have mortgages requiring that the condo Because, she
association have insurance covering its buildings. ized robbery."'
Smith said some of her resident owners are elderly To comme,
- one is 99 years old - and living on limited incomes, mail your corn
Those people are worried that they will not be able to vano at bill.ga
pay the increased assessment for insurance and they are him to continue
" worried that the) will have to sell their homes because develop solution
"they don't have that kind of money, address is 1023
"One lady called me up almost in tears," Smith Bradenton FL 3
said. "Something is wrong in this situation ... some- The Islande
thing has to be done." insurance probl
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inedical center of 22 physician offices, Sarasota pedia- Holmes Beacli I

THE ISLANDER I AUG. 16. 2006 3 3

Insurance crisis digest

Rep. Bill Galvano is working with State
Commissioner Kevin M. McCarty to de-
mentation for a state insurance rule in
with Florida Statute 627.351(5) that
blish a joint underwriting association to
mmercial property insurance to people
get it through the voluntary market. Gal-
)eful that this effort will go forward and
ge will be available before the end of this
eason for those who need it. This would
rary stopgap measure.
'quest by Rep. Galvano and others for a
ion of the Florida Legislature to address
surance crisis is still pending. Governor
as said he isn't opposed to special leg-
sions but won't call one unless there are
utions on the table to consider.
nissioner McCarty traveled to London
nor Bush about three weeks ago to meet
1 representatives of the world's largest
groups, including Lloyd's of London,

and to encourage them to provide additional capacity
for Florida. "They told us Florida is a great market
but they are not writing any more" Florida insurance
at this time, McCarty said.
* Governor Bush has appointed Bradenton's John
C. Laurie, principal with Wyman, Green & Blalock
Inc., to serve on a technical advisory council for
the newly created Property and Casualty Insurance
Reform Committee. The terms for the 12 advisory
council members, including Laurie, and the 15 reform
committee appointees, run through May 15, 2007.
* E-mail or mail your comments about insurance
to Rep. Galvano at bill.galvano@myfloridahouse.
gov to help him to continue building a record that can
be used to develop solutions to the insurance crisis.
His mailing address is 1023 Manatee Ave. W., Suite
715, Bradenton FL 34205
* The Islander wants to hear from you about your
insurance problem and your ideas for solutions. E-
mail news@islander.org or mail to 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.

i (i A nna Maltia Elementan, Sc hool Iwas sct iih 200 c/h ia rs tamit! ost nt'thca, miverfle/led atit it'
-itss thle Crisis of ug/i-priced or iinaattifblfl coIIe',cio/propeliy insuirance t. Islander Phioto:

H. Fleener said she had eight hours to . *
er the wind insurance coverage for her M eetin/
as abruptly canceled.
d she did not have the opportunity to
use of the state law requiring all condo Anna Maria (it .
maintain insurance. "I was being forced Aug. 21, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.. city commission work ses
irance," she said. As a result, she said sion on comprehensive plan.
the "first policy that hit my desk," Aug. 24, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
)st. Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
im, as it turned out, was $350,000 - 708-6130.
$35,000 premium that her condo asso- Bradenton Beach
i paying. The insurance premium now Aug. 16, 4 p.m., WAVES committee meeting.
de condominium mortgage., he said. Aug. 17, 1 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda
d she and others are "forced intothe first reading on changeable copy sign ordinance,
aws" requiring insurance at an` price. extension of time for canal dredging, approval of al
arty and Galvano to pleasee establish torney invoices and commission reports.
underwriting association), or a pool to Aug. 22, 1 p.m., scenic highway committee meeting
I apply and obtain insurance at a more r adenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
" 7789.'05..
e said, what is happening no\\ is "legal-
Holmes Beach
it on the insurance crisis. Email or, Aug. 17, 10 ia.m., code enforcement board meeting.
ments about insurance to Rep. Gal- Aug. 22, 7p.m.. city commission meeting.
l% ano@m) floridahouse.go\ to help Aug. 24,9 a.m., board of adjustment meeting,
building a record that can be. used to Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
ns to the insurance crisis. His mailing 708-5800.
3 Manatee Avenue West, Suite 715,
34205. Of Interest
r wants to hear from you about your Aug. 21, 9:30 a.m., tourist development council
em and your ideas for solutions. E- board meeting, Holmes Beach City Hall.
nder.org or mail to 5404 Marina Drive, Aug. 21, 3:30 p.m., Island Transportation Planning
F'342T7. *'-'- '''."" "T : .'-'.' .".'.Orgaization meeting, Anna Maria City Hall.



4 0 AUG. 16, 2006 M THE ISLANDER

Kingfish Boatramp wetlands project proposed

By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Park or parking? Hanging in the balance is the strip
of land between the Westbay Cove property line and the
Holmes Beach roadside welcome sign adorned with a
manatee and dolphin.
The Manatee County Commission has proposed
expanding parking in this area, but Westbay Cove resi-
dents are opposed and are banding together and seeking
support to preserve the 400-500 foot strip.
Westbay Cove residents Molly McCartney and
Margaret Kelley have formed the Kingfish Wetlands
Project to approach the issue with a positive course
of action.
Rather than expanded parking, the Kingfish Wet-
lands Project proposes the land become a nature trail
and showcase entrance not only for the city of Holmes
Beach, but also for the Island.
Extending east from the Westbay Cove property
line to the first picnic table at the ramp, the group would
like the pepper trees removed and the area landscaped
with appropriate shrubs and plants.
A plan submitted to Holmes Beach public works
Aug. 9 by the Palma Sola Causeway Scenic Highway
Committee already indicates removal of the exotics in
this location.
Raymond Paysour, a Westbay Cove owner, noted
that the group of cabbage palms planted recently at the
boat ramp obviously take up parking space.
Paysour would like to see the palms relocated
- freeing up a handful of parking space for Kingfish.
Kingfish Wetlands Project further proposes that
bollards be installed to prevent vehicles from enter-
ing this area and the group would like to see a nature
trail/sidewalk extend to the public beach.
"We believe this Kingfish nature area would pro-
vide a safe harbor for sea life and a safe habitat for birds

feeding and nesting along the shore," said McCartney.
"This would be an ideal area for one or two osprey
Westbay Cove resident Mary Ellen Burns added
that coastal eco-systems are important. "More park-
ing means more runoff and, if the water is not clean,
people won't want to come here. We need to hang
on to every mangrove system we can - it's nature's
cleaning lady."
Group members say they are aware that boat
launching opportunities are a pressure county com-
missioners must deal with. Paysour is a member of the
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and said he has noticed
many of the boaters coming to Kingfish are not from
Manatee County. He and the Kingfish Wetlands Project
support county efforts to provide more boat ramps and
expanded parking for boaters in other locations.

Park or parking?
Westbay Cove property owners Molly McCartney, Party place
Raymond Paysour and Mary Ellen Burns want the The mangrove habitat at Kingfish Boat Ramp is
strip of land extending west behind the city's welcome strewn with beads and other decorations - looking
sign to Westbay Cove turned into a nature trail and more like grounds for a wild party than a nesting
preserve. Islander Photo: Diana Bogan area for wildlife. Islander Photo: Diana Bogan


Bradenton Beach leaning toward special master for code violations

By Paul Roat
A new method of handling code enforcement cases
has been tentatively approved in Bradenton Beach.
City commissioners agreed to have the city attor-
ney and building official present changes necessary to
create a special master, or special arbiter, to handle
code enforcement matters rather than the current code
enforcement board.
Building official Ed Mc Adam said the magistrate
form of handling violations to the city's code of ordi-
nances is generally faster, more professional, less expen-
sive and carries a lower level of liability to the city.
The special master, generally an attorney or some-
one within the legal profession knowledgeable of the
city's land de% elopment codes and other laws, does lack
the level of accountability with residents, Mc Adam
admitted as a disadvantage to the proposal.
He added that a special master in Deltona, Fla.,
recently handled 12 code enforcement cases in about
90 minutes. The most recent case load of six matters
took 4 1/2 hours in Bradenton Beach.
City commissioners also agreed to an additional
employee within the building department to handle

what Mc Adam called "worker bee" duties. However,
Mc Adam's request to have a fulltime position cre-
ated was stalled until commissioners are presented
with the pros and cons of an independent contractor
for one or two years versus a fulltime, benefit-supplied
employee. .
Commissioners and Mc Adam. also entered into a
philosophical discussion of the role of code enforce-
ment actions in the city.
Historically, Bradenton Beach - and other Island
cities - handle code violations in a reactive manner,
responding to complaints.
The city has also historically attempted to work out
differences between the code violators and the city. In
fact, until the past couple of years, the code enforce-
ment board met only about every four years.
In recent months, the board has been meeting
monthly, and has handled myriad cases.
"Our hope has always been to work with individuals
to bring them into compliance," Mayor John Chappie
said. "Now, it seems that we're moving very quickly."
The city's demographic shift from a village of full-
time residents to an area 6f more sea's66idl riddnts M'ay' '

have prompted the increase in code violations, Vice
Mayor Lisa Marie Phillips said.
"It seems that with a lack of permanent residents
there is a lack of civic pride, and that means a need for
more code enforcement," she observed.
"I just want us to be more understanding," Chappie
concluded. "There should be another way to get the
point across and come up with compliance."

Rotarians to hear about

mentally ill alliance
Robert Taylor, treasurer of the National Alli-
ance for the Mentally I111, will outline the achieve-
ments and goals of his organization when the
Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meets Tuesday,
Aug. 22.
The occasion is the weekly luncheon meet-
ing of the Rotary Club at noon at the BeachHouse
Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
Details are available.at,350-4326.,
S- ' - - -

' ' , at West-
bay Cove
in Holmes
, , .... Beach hope
the area west
of Kingfish
fk Boat Ramp,
d also a popu-
lar spot for
can become
a preserve.

"Kingfish ramp is overloaded now and expanding
parking would make a gridlock situation even worse,"
said McCartney. "Boaters need a place to put their boats
in the water without having to fight for parking and
then risk their lives getting turned around and out of
the ramp when done."
It's not just a problem for Westbay Cove residents,
or Holmes Beach residents - it's an Island problem
said Burns. This is an opportunity to preserve the habi-
tat and give the Island a beautiful entrance. Visitors
will be greeted with something beautiful rather than a
parking lot.
Holmes Beach City Commissioners already made
it unanimously clear to the county in January that they
did not want an increase in parking.
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore said the
county's proposal wouldn't provide enough spaces
to alleviate the congestion problem and noted that
the city "spent thousands of dollars in grants to
improve that area. It would be aesthetically ruined
by more parking."
The problem is, if the County owns the land it can
do with it what it deems is in the best interest of the
greater public, said Whitmore.
Holmes Beach public works officials believe the
city limit may end at the Westbay Cove property line,
but they aren't positive. The city has requested a survey
to determine where city property begins. Whitmore
added that she is aware the county has also authorized
a boundary survey.
Despite questions regarding who owns the prop-
erty, the Kingfish Wetlands Project is actively seek-
ing support for its proposal. McCartney attended the
Aug. 6 Save Anna Maria Inc. meeting, receiving the
group's endorsement.
County Commissioner Jane von Hahmann was also
at the SAM meeting and stated she would support the
proposal and try to develop other mainland locations
to relieve congestion at Island boat ramps.
Kingfish Wetland Project members have distributed
their proposal to city and county officials. They will
next be launching a petition drive.

THE ISLANDER U AUG. 16, 2006 5 5

Daylight coming to Anna Maria via ordinance

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
In a move to stop the spread of strictly verti-
cal new home construction in Anna Maria such as
the houses now under construction on Pine Avenue,
Anna Maria city commissioners Aug. 10 approved
the first reading of a daylight plane ordinance that
will require new homes to go upward and inward,
not just straight up.
City planner Alan Garrett, who wrote a similar ordi-
nance for Sarasota several years ago, said the Anna
Maria ordinance would require the second residential
level of any new home to go upward inside a 45 degree
angle. According to the flood regulations established
for the city by the Federal Emergency Management
Agency, the first level of living space is elevated above
parking and storage.
The ordinance would establish the daylight plane
from the sideyard setbacks, he said, and would extend
to all zones within the city.
Under the proposed ordinance, a home on a corner
lot of 50 feet by 100 feet could be built containing 2,800
square feet. That's just 700 square feet less than what
can be built today, he added.
For a non-corner lot of the same size, a house of
3,600 square feet could be built compared with a 4,200
square foot structure under the current code.
"Basically," said Garrett, "the third floor must go
in 5 feet."
Garrett suggested the city could reduce the setback

Small Business Success
A 12-week series of workshops on Small Business
Success will begin Thursday, Aug. 17, with Andy Fox
explaining "Branding" as a part of business strategy.
The workshops are sponsored by the Longboat/
Lido/St. Armands Keys Chamber of Commerce and will
be Thursday mornings from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the
chamber offices, 6960 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat
Key. Cost is $30 per session, $250 for the series.
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requirement to keep the amount of square footage of a
new residence the same as someone could build pres-
ently, but the majority of commissioners weren't ihter-
ested in such a move.
While some people have suggested the ordinance
could result in a challenge under Florida's Bert Harris
Property Rights Act, Garrett said that there have been
no such challenges against the Sarasota ordinance.
The city is acting prudently, he suggested,
because "you can still build a substantial home"
under this ordinance.
Commissioner Linda Cramer, however, thought
the architectural style of a home "should really be up
to the individual."
But Mayor SueLynn countered that in the past
four years since Kevin Donohue has been the build-
ing official, "the majority of homes, if not all, have
been strictly vertical. There's nothing to indicate
People] will build houses in the style they did 20 or
30 years ago."
The ordinance, she suggested, would assure the city
of maintaining unique styles of architecture.
Some residents, however, were opposed to the
Joann Mattick said the ordinance "unfairly impacts
every corner lot" and suggested the city .could adjust
the setbacks required for a corner lot.
The commission consensus was that corner lots
should have the side-yard setback reduced by 5 feet,
but they asked Garrett to confer with Donohue and

Workshop series begins
degrees, and heads the Fox Advertising Agency Inc.
of Bradenton.
Other topics to be covered on succeeding Thurs-
day mornings include identifying advertising and
public relations strategies, using the Web, sales and
networking, customer targeting, internal marketing,
hiring and firing, management and leadership skills,
business communications.
Those interested may register and receive further
information by calling the chamber at 383-2466.

determine how many undersized lots there are in
the city.
Further discussion of the proposed ordinance was
continued to the commission's Sept. 14 worksession.

FPL franchise agreement discussed
In other matters, the commission received the first
draft of a new franchise agreement from Florida Power
& Light. The current agreement was signed in.1977 and
expires in July 2007, said Mel Klein of FPL.
Responding to a question from Cramer, Klein
said the company could look at putting electri-
cal lines underground, but such a move would be
expensive and the ultimate cost would be borne by
the consumer.
He also said the company is looking at alternative
sources of power such as wind and solar energy.
The proposed contract would return 5.9 percent
of FPL revenues collected in the city back to Anna
The commission agreed to an in-depth discussion
of the proposed contract at an early 2007 meeting.
Commissioners also unanimously approved the
first reading of an ordinance that would allow con-
struction of a swimming pool for property owners
with a rear yard that abuts a city street. Because of
new setback requirements for pools passed in 2002,
some 32 lot owners in the city were denied the ability
to construct a pool because that ordinance inadver-
tently made setback requirements more stringent upon
"through lot" owners.
The setback for a ''through lot" swimming pool
would be reduced from 20 feet to 10 feet in the
Commissioners also discussed a lot-split ordinance
that would require any split to go through the sub-divi-
sion and site-plan review process.
According to City attorney Jim Dye, the ordi-
nance would "'add oversight" to the proposed coastal
overlay district.
The issue will be discussed again at the Sept. 14
commission worksession.

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More gov'ment?
We are coming up on the most important time of
year for governments and taxpayers - budget ratifica-
tion time.
Unfortunately, it's also generally the most dull event
of the season.
Governments basically have one task to fulfill every
year, that of adopting spending plans for the upcoming
fiscal year. It comprises property taxes and revenue from a
host of other sources: taxes, fees, assessments, grants and
other means of operating the city, county, school district
or regional taxing authorities.
With notable exceptions, such as when the time is
ripe or the need is so great that a huge tax hike is believed
warranted, there is little public outcry over the proposed
Island cities have generally adhered to the continuing
refrain of "no new taxes" and have pared their budgets,
notwithstanding the increased revenue from ad valorem
There is no groundswell of citizens showing up at
budget sessions, and the last chance to comment will come
in September, when all governments hold public hearings
on how tax money will be spent.
There isn't much in the way of frills in any of the Island
cities for fiscal year 2006-07, which begin Oct. 1.
Anna Maria has some drainage projects, Bradenton
Beach a big pier renovation, Holmes Beach some street
improvements and the new Key Royale Bridge. Basically
business as usual.
But in Bradenton Beach, there is a proposal for two
new employees within the budget, one in the planning
and development department, another a part- to full-time
employee for the new project-program manager depart-
But commissioners have questioned the long-term
need for an additional person and a commensurate benefit
package in the building department. Rather, they debated,
full-time consultant, sans benefits, with a valid argument
that as the current plateful of projects are completed, and
the commensurate workload declines, the position could
be abolished.
We hope.
An unfortunate fact of life is that government here
seems to be swelling rather than shrinking. Despite a gen-
erally flat-line population base on this barrier island, more
and more tasks are being undertaken, requiring greater
and greater governmental oversight. Blame part of the
workload on the federal government or the state, but the
trickle down effect has hit even the smallest of cities.
But you .can still make a difference. Some of the
tax windfall should go not just to "more gov'ment" but
to improvements for the public. Stop by your city hall,
review the proposed budget and let your elected officials
know your thoughts.
It is, after all, your money.

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Fix those potholes
I am writing about the published police reports,
July 31, 300 block of Spring Avenue, stating that a
woman reported that she was riding her bicycle and hit
a pothole, causing her to fall to the ground and breaking
her left leg in two places.
After breaking a bone in my foot last October as.
a result of stepping in a pothole on my street, Willow
Avenue, I have made numerous verbal and written
requests to the city of Anna Maria to properly maintain
its streets.
Other than placing some shell, which has long since
been displaced by passing cars, no repairs have been
-made to the potholes in my street. In fact, my street has
not been repaved from North Shore Drive east into the
cul de sac in over 30 years.
I now wonder how many more injuries the residents
of Anna Maria must endure before the city will proceed
with its plan to repair and repave our streets. I think it
only fair to demand that the city publish its repair and
repaving plans with a time schedule for the work to be
Certainly not all of our money has been spent ort
a boat.
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Make them insure
As homeowner and 16-) ear resident of Bradenton

to Florida residents, they must continue to sell wind
damage/hurricane insurance at reasonable rates to
Florida homeowners.
It seems like a reasonable enough plan for state
officials to implement and administer. Sell all products
to Florida residents or get out of the Florida market. The
insurance companies could have spread the hurricane
risk across their customer base. Instead, Florida state
officials have allowed insurance companies to continue
to take advantage of Florida homeowners.
Richard V Francis, Anna Maria

It's his money
Although I normally enjoy The Islander, I was
amazed at the photo of St. Louis Cardinal third-base-
man Scott Rolen's home in the Aug. 9 edition. Although
I am not wealthy, I believe people like Mr. Rolen move
to the Island because they can lead a pretty private life
First of all, if he wants to rebuild it 15 times, whose
business is it? Is it not his money? Second, your paper
just told everyone where he lives and %what his house
looks like. I am sure he appreciates that.
Granted, being from St. Louis, I am a die-hard
Cardinals fan and absolutely a Scott Rolen fan, but
I believe anyone who moves to our Island deserves
more respect than your paper afforded Mr. Rolen and
his family.
Brenda Rowlett, Holmes Beach

and Anna Maria, I really reel that our state officials nave
truly not looked out for our best interest with regard to Have your say
windstorm insurance coverage. Have your say
Why did state officials let insurance companies just The Islander welcomes and encourages your opin-
abandon Florida residents with regard to windstorm ion letters.
co% erage while letting those same insurance companies Letters are pubbshed on a space-available basis with
continue to write auto, homeowners policies excluding regard to timeliness of the material. Writers are limited
hurricane, and life insurance policies in Florida? to 250 xv ords and one published letter per month.
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THE ISLANDER M AUG. 16, 2006 7 7

Disputed GSR creditor list explained

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Tampa has clari-
fied a disputed creditor's list concerning the ongoing
bankruptcy of GSR Development LLC.
According to Theresa M. Boatner, the attorney
acting as trustee for the court, the disputed creditor's
list did not come from GSR, but from the court, and
it's only a list of creditors that are "disputed" to serve
on the creditor's committee.
That includes Island businessman Kent Davis, who
has an unsecured claim of $600,000 against GSR.
Boatner said Davis' name was only on the disputed
list "regarding his ability to serve on a creditor's com-
mittee." She said GSR is not disputing his claim or any
claim, as online court records on the GSR bankruptcy
appear to indicate.

"It has absolutely nothing to do with my status as a
creditor and GSR is not disputing my claim," said Davis,
adding that he is disputed as a member of the creditor's
committee because of a legal relationship he has "out-
side of GSR" with one of the company principals.
Other creditors the court disputes for the cred-
itor's committee include Banks Engineering and
Arlene Byrne, the estranged wife of GSR principal
Robert Byrne.
GSR filed bankruptcy on July 13, but later submit-
ted papers to the.court indicating it had assets of $45
million against debts of $33 million.
All hearings related to the GSR bankruptcy petition
will be at the federal bankruptcy court at 601 N. Florida
Ave., in Tampa.
GSR's reorganization plan and full financial dis-
closure statements are not due in court until Nov. 13.

Rescued green turtle 'Chilly Willie' back home

By Jim Hanson
Islander Reporter
The green sea turtle that winter nearly killed -
brought back to life at Mote Marine Laboratory - was
set free in the Gulf of Mexico Saturday.
Thousands of baby turtles, meanwhile, were digging
themselves up out of the beaches along Anna Maria Island
and paddling away to an uncertain life in the Gulf as the
reproduction cycle eased from nesting to hatching.
Mote rescuers named the young green "Chilly
Willy" for the cold-stunning that landed him on the
bayside shore of the Island, and for the chill of the
February day he was found by Anna Maria Island Turtle
Watch volunteers.
Willy was lucky - Mote usually can't handle
stranded greens because almost without exception
they have non-cancerous tumors that could infect
other sea life in the turtle hospital. But Willy was the
exception, in that he had no such tumors although he
was covered with algae, said Suxi Fox, director of
Island Turtle Watch.
"This was the first green I've ever seen without the
tumors," she said.

Mote's chief veterinarian Dr. Charlie Manire, sev-
eral other Mote staffers and a number of Turtle Watch-
ers and bystanders watched Willy swim back to his
native habitat. He was released at the beach end of
Magnolia Avenue in Anna Maria.
. Twenty-five sea turtle nests had hatched by week's
end, and mother turtles are still coming ashore to dig
down a couple of feet, deposit 100 or so eggs the
size of golf balls, cover them and let sand and sun
incubate them.
It's not unusual for the processes to overlap, Fox
said: "We've had new nests as late as the end of August
in the past."
There was one incident last week of a turtle being
disoriented, misled by upland lights and lured to its
death. That happened only a couple of nights after a
symposium to prevent just such mishaps.
Fox enlisted Karen Springer, former Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission staff member, to lead
a round-table discussion of how to help the Island's city
officials enforce the turtle protection laws and regula-
tions. Code enforcement and building officials were there
to "get tools to help inform the public," Fox said.

In the Aug. 15, 1996, issue of
The Islander, headlines announced:
* U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials said
dredging of the Longboat Pass could start as early as
next year, but the project would likely delay the sched-
uled beach renourishment project for Anna Maria Island
until at least 1997.
* The Holmes Beach Charter Review Commission
rejected a motion by Bill Saunders that the city adopt
a city manager form of government. Despite a 3-2 vote
favoring the measure, the proposal failed because such
a motion requires four votes to pass.
* Christopher Austin, 73, died following a fire in
his trailer at the Paradise Bay Mobile Home Park in
Cortez. He suffered second-and-third degree bums over
70 percent of his body and was airlifted to Tampa Gen-
eral Hospital, where he later died. Firefighters said the
cause of the blaze was a cigarette.

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8 0 AUG. 16, 2006 TIHE ISLANDER

On the horizon for AME this school year

By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria Elementary School is in full swing
with 323 registered students, an increase from approxi-
mately 317 last year.
With the first week of classes already under their
belts, parents and students have quickly become accli-
mated to the new morning and afternoon traffic flow.
AME Principal Kathy Hayes said the double line of
cars that the new car loop accommodates works well
to ease congestion on Gulf Drive. Staff members are
strategically placed on campus to help expedite the pro-
cess. Drivers can help speed up the process by placing
a sign with their child's name on the dashboard of their
vehicle, she said.
Hayes asks that car drivers remember to make only
a right turn onto Gulf Drive when exiting the school
during arrival and dismissal times. Hayes said traffic

Monday, Aug. 21
Breakfast: Pancake on a Stick, Yogurt, Cereal,
Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Maxx Sticks or Breaded Beef Pattie, Broc-
coli, Mashed Potatoes, Mandarin Oranges
Tuesday, Aug. 22
Breakfast: Chicken Patty on a Biscuit, Cereal, Toast,
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, Fruit
Lunch: Chicken Tenders or Hoagie with Chicken
Noodle Soup, Potato Smiles, Mixed Veggies, Fruit
Wednesday, Aug. 23
Breakfast: Cheese Omelet with Hasbrowns, Yogurt,
Cereal, Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Hot Dog or Muffin and Yogurt Plate, Green
Beans, Carrot Sticks with Dip, Pineapple Tidbits
Thursday, Aug. 24
Breakfast: Sausage and Egg Patty on a Biscuit,
Cereal, Toast, Bagels, Fruit
Lunch: Breaded Chicken Patty Sandwich or Taco
Salad, Steamed Carrots, Fruit Cup
Friday, Aug. 25
Breakfast: Pancakes, Graham Crackers, Cereal,
Toast, Fruit
) Lunch: Pizza or Chicken Quesidilla, Corn, Garden
Salad, Pears
ki� Juice and milk are served with every meal.
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has been held up as drivers attempt to make the first left
turn from Gulf Drive onto a side road. "This backs up
traffic on Gulf Drive as well as in our car loop," said
Hayes. Drivers are requested to make left hand turns
further up the road. Overall, she said Island drivers
should anticipate a delay of no more than 10 minutes
during the school's high-traffic times.
New benches are on their way, said Hayes, to seat
students as they arrive at school. Students currently
wait in the auditorium before being walked to class.
Hayes said the bus schedule has also been working
well. This year a third bus has been added to the Island
route, although, the bus driver also has a high school
route which has resulted in AME students not arriving
in time for breakfast in the cafeteria.
Hayes said for bus 566 riders, the cafeteria is offer-
ing "breakfast to go." Students may pick up a brown
bag breakfast to take to class and are permitted to eat
it in their classroom during morning announcements.

Building and landscaping
Hayes said the AME construction team will
be requesting additional funds from the Manatee
County School Board to correct shade issues on the
play pavilion.
The pavilion is intended to provide a shaded play
area, however the roof is too high, causing the area to
be exposed to the sun.
Hayes said the construction team hopes to attach
sun shield extensions to the roof.
The team will also address ventilation and drainage
issues in the physical education storage unit. Until the
issues are resolved, a storage pod for gym equipment
will remain on the field, said Hayes.
A new part-time staff member has joined AME's
custodial team as the groundskeeper. Tom Harrison,
husband of AME's guidance counselor, is a newly
retired teacher and horticulture aficionado. Hayes
said Harrison is knowledgeable about native land-
scaping and has already brought his expertise to the
school grounds.

Peace project
The first schoolwide event is already in the plan-
ning stages. Guidance counselor Cindi Harrison said
students will participate in the International Day of
Peace Sept. 21. There will be a special project, similar

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with mom Renee. Islander Photo: Diana Bogan
to last year's pinwheels for peace, in which students
displayed pinwheels in front of the school.
The community is invited to join the celebration
that will be held at 9 a.m. It will be an opportunity for
the public to see where the path of memorial bricks will
be laid. The new peace garden, which encompasses
much of the front lawn, said Harrison, will be dedicated
along with a few memorial trees.
Harrison is also seeking donations of old news-
papers that students can recycle as part of a special
project they will be doing - the details are to be a
surprise, she said.

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Amid chaos, sound improvements
Dave Shack of Picture Perfect and his installers are
bringing the city of Anna Maria "into the 21st century
of sound with the installation of a new, professional
sound system in the city meeting room. Shack said
hearing-impaired persons will benefit from wireless
earphones and persons with T-1 hearing aids will
enjoy improved sound without headphones. Mean-
while, crews are working to replace the roof and
repair interior damages. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

School year plans
will hold a volunteer committee sign-up and informa-
tional meeting at 9:15 in the auditorium.
* The School Advisory Committee will hold its first
meeting at 3 p.m. Sept. 11. Parents and business owners
are encouraged to join.
* There will be a schoolwide International Day
of Peace celebration Sept. 21. The community is
invited. Donations of old newspapers are needed
prior to the event.
* There will be a dedication ceremony Oct. 16 for
Pat Wagner's memorial tree and "Squirrel's Nest" book
comer. Wagner was a dedicated AME teacher who died
of cancer.
For more information, contact AME at 708-5525.

Robert A. Barrett
Robert A. Barrett, 83, of Bradenton, died Aug. 3.
Born in Cadiz, Ohio, Mr. Barrett moved to Florida
in 1993. He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service
in Canton, Ohio. He served in the U.S. Army as a
combat army corporal in the European Theater, earn-
ing several combat medals, during World War II. He
was president of the Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria
Island in 1995-96.
Services were private. memorial contributions
may be made to Entertainment Fund, Meals on
Wheels Plus Adult Center, 2703 19th St. Court E.,
Bradenton FL 34203, or the Nurses Scholarship Fund
for RN Training at American Legion Kirby Stewart
Post No. 24, 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton FL 34209.
Manasota Memorial Funeral Home, Ellenton, was in
charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Rose; daughter and son-in-
law Anita and Paul Whitehouse of Meridan, Idaho; son
and daughter-in-law Dean and Roberta of Canton; and
granddaughter Kelly Whitehouse of Meridan.
Walter F. Grun
Walter F. Grun, 80, of Bradenton, died Aug. 4.
Born in Dalton, Minn., Mr. Grun moved to Mana-
tee County in 1998. He retired as a sergeant with the
St. Paul, Minn., police department after 30 years. He
served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was
a member of the Moose Lodge, Bradenton Beach;
past Master of the Masonic Montgomery Lodge No.
258, St. Paul;, Masonic Lodge No. 147; Sahib Shrine
Center; Provost Guard; Sarasota VFW Post No. 1350;
and American Legion No. 0039. He was a member of
Trinity Lutheran Church, Bradenton.
Memorial services were Aug. 12. Memorial con-
tributions may be made to Alzhbimer's Association,
1230 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota FL 34239, or to Shriner's
Hospital, care of Recorder Sahib, 600 N. Beneva Road,
Sarasota FL 34232. Toale Brothers Funeral Home, Bra-
denton Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Ingrid; daughters Pauline
Cornforth of San Antonio, Texas, and Christine Shea of
Eagan, Minn.; stepdaughter Monica Didlake of Mission
-Viejo, Calif.; and seven grandchildren.

Erica Raneah Austin Leach
Erica Raneah Austin Leach, 20, formerly of Anna
Maria Island, died Aug. 3.
Services were Aug. 10 at Edgewood Bap-
tist Church, Lakeland. Donations may be made to

SPARCC family services of Sarasota, 2139 Main St.,
Sarasota FL 34237.
She is.survived by mother Phyllis Paige Kitchens
of Dunedin; father Timothy of Orlando; sister Kath-
erine Taylor Kitchens of Lakeland; stepfather Barry
Kitchens of Lakeland; uncles William Perry Austin of
Weekie Wachee and Mark Douglas Mora of Sarasota;
aunts Christine Brooke Austin of Astoria Queens, N.Y.,
Jennifer Noel Beck-Austin of Sarasota, Jacqueline
Burns Austin of Weekie Wachee, and Pepper Martin
of Lakeland; grandparents William Austin of Dunedin
and Barbara Sager Winslow of Sarasota; and cousins
Amanda, Emily, Ian and Nicholas.

Fred J. Tocco
Fred J. Tocco, 63, of Holmes Beach, died Aug. 8.
Mr. Tocco was a businessman, entrepreneur, real
estate developer and builder who developed such
South Jersey Shore developments as Short Hills
Farm, the Mews at Echelon, Victoriana and Saxon
Woods. He also built, operated and owned Olive
Restaurant and Bar. He was a graduate of Valley
Forge Military Academy and Temple University. He
was a member of Bradenton Yacht Club, Bradenton
Country Club, Little Mille Country Club, Merchant-
ville Country Club and Key Royale Club. He was
an avid golfer and boater.
Memorial services will be at Laurel Hill Coun-
try Club in Moorestown, N.J., Aug. 23. Brown and
Sons Funeral Home, 43rd Street Chapel, is in charge
of arrangements.
He is survived by wife of 41 years Sandra; sons
Robert and Gregory; daughter Donna; sisters Phylis
Cline, Rose Aruanno, Marie Greeley and Julia Pon-
telandolpho; brother Leo; and grandsons Dylan and

St. Bernard youth group
starts tonight
St. Bernard Catholic Church will host a
youth group for grades six through 12 from 7
to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays beginning Aug.
16. Youth group members participate in scrip-
ture-based learning, community projects and
social activities.
The. church is located at 248 S. Harbor
Drive, Holmes Beach. For more information,
call 778-4769.



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Cancer ambassadors from Florida and Puerto Rico met in St. Petersburg Saturday to discuss their upcoming
September trip to Washington, D.C. Pictured are, left to right, Denise Benavides, executive director for Hardee
and Highlands County for the American Cancer Society; staff partner for the Hardee-Highlands group, Shar-
ion Hudson of Lake Placid; John Luchkowec of Perico Island and Coldwell Banker of Holmes Beach; Nancy
Ambrose of Holmes Beach and Islander account executive; Dolly Young of Bradenton and owner/broker of T.
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Wednesday, Aug. 16
11:30 a.m. - Longboat-Lido-St. Armand Keys Cramer io -
Commerce "nooner" networking lunch at the Sun HouseRestau-
rant, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 383-2466.
Fee applies.
Thursday, Aug. 17 .
8:30 to 11:30 a.m. - "Branding" small business success work-
shop at the Longboat-Lido-St. Armand Keys-Chamber of Com-
merce, 6960 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-
8217. Fee applies.
Friday, Aug. 18
1 to 2 p.m. - Family caregiver support group at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
7 p.m. - The Manatee Players present "Murder at Cafe Noir"
dinner theater at the Bradenton Women's Club, 1705 Manatee Ave.
W., Bradenton. Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.
Saturday, Aug. 19
8:30 a.m.- Kiwanis Club meeting at Cafe on the Beach, Mana-
tee Public Beach, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
9:30 to 11:30 a.m. - Drug prevention seminar and back-to-
school fashion show at Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna
Maria. Information: 778-0719.
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - "Mermaids and Manatees" art activity for
kids at Mote Marine Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota.
Information: 388-4441. Admission fee.
7 p.m. - The Manatee. Player, present "Murder at Cafe Noir"
dinner theater at the Bradenton Women's Club, 1705 Manatee Ave.
W., Bradenton. Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.
Sunday, Aug. 20
1 p.m. - The Manatee Players present "Murder at Cafe Noir"
dinner theater at the Bradenton Women's Club, 1705 Manatee Ave.
W., Bradenton. Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.
2 p.m. - Chamber music concert presented by the summer
string youth ensemble at Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive,
Anna Maria. Information: 920-2408.
Tuesday, Aug; 22
Noon - Anna Maria Island Rotary Club meeting with guest
speaker Robert Taylor of National Alliance for the Mentally III at the
BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Infor-
mation: 350-4326.
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.- "Hot August Night" benefit for the Pelican
Man's Bird Sanctuary at 1708 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Infor-
mation: 388-2466. Fee applies.
* "The Art of Uncle Monday" exhibit at South Florida Museum,
201 10th St.W., Bradenton, through Aug. 20. Information: 746-4131.
Fee applies.
Coming up:
* "Identifying Strategies That Are Advertising in Nature" work-
shop at the Longboat-Lido-St. Armand Keys Chamber of Commerce
Aug. 24.
* Parents night out at Island Baptist Church Aug. 25.
* QuickBooks Level 1 course at the Longboat-Lido-St. Armand
Keys Chamber of Commerce Aug. 29.
* Cub Scout signup at AME Aug. 31.

'Race for Cure' Island runner
Cancer survivor Birgit Quam of Anna Maria has
set up a Web site for the "Race for the Cure" cancer
fundraiser in which she participates every year.
The Gulf Coast run/walk race will be in St. Peters-
burg Oct. 7, she said, and she encourages everyone to
enter, especially cancer survivors.
Entry fee is $20 per person, she said, "but here .no
limit on how much anyone can donate to the cause." The
first time she participated 10 years ago there were 100
participants, she said, while last year there were 700.
She explained that the event was begun about 20
years ago after the death of Susan G. Komen, for whom
the nationwide races are named.
The Web site is www.komensuncoast.kintera.org
Further information also may be obtained on the Island
at 778-3679.

Bob Elliot raises the American flag to kick off the
Key Royale Club's Fourth of July celebration.
Islander Photo: Bea Elliot

Welcome to
The Islander
Molly Sinclair McCartney was
a reporter for the Miami Herald
for 10 years before moving to
the Washington Post, where she
spent 14 years working as a metro
reporter in the Washington, D.C.,
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50 years for Huths
Betty Lou and John Huth of Anna Maria and Bradenton were honored by family and friends on their 50th
wedding anniversary. Among those present were, from left, Gina and Laura Ramey; baby Chloe; Yvonne and
Christiaan Huth; Betty Lou and John Huth; Jean Blackburn; Steven Schafer; and Grace and Tony Ramey. Said
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By Rick Catlin

Well catered
Culinary arts expert and chef
Debra Wells has been named as cater-
ing director at Harry's Continental
Kitchens at 525 St. Judes Drive on
Longboat Key.
Debra comes to Harry's from St.
Petersburg, where she provided dining
and catering services for corporations
such as Home Shopping Network and
Bank of America.
A hospitality management gradu-
ate of Horry-Georgetown Technical
College in South Carolina, Debra has
been a line cook, banquet chef and
executive chef.
"Harry's has an impeccable reputa-
tion and great food," exclaimed Debra.
"I've got big shoes to fill."
While she will still be involved in
cooking, the focus of Debra's job will
now be on the customer and creating the
perfect party.
Debra Wells
is the new
for Harry's
at 525 St.
F . Judes Drive
on Longboat
Key. Islander Photo: Courtesy Harry's
Continental Kitchens

Moveable Feast
on the Island
Islanders in Holmes Beach look-
ing for seafood, pasta, gourmet pizza
and soups and salads delivered fresh to
their home or office only have to call
A Moveable Feast at 387-8678 to get a
great meal brought to their front door.
A Moveable Feast restaurant at 6830
Gulf of Mexico Drive in the Whitney
Beach Plaza on Longboat Key is now
offering delivery service on the Island as
far north as Manatee Avenue. The popular
eatery has long had delivery service on
Longboat Key and in Bradenton Beach.
Direct delivery items include freshly
made salads, gourmet pizzas, seafood,
sandwiches, desserts and other items.
The service is perfect for those who
don't want to be bothered with driving
in seasonal traffic or are unable to get to
the restaurant, the owners said.
A co-owner of the eatery is Jason
Suzor, who also owns the Waterfront
Restaurant in Anna Maria.
A Moveable Feast is presently open
from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily and will
open for lunch - and delivery - during

Jason and Leah Suzor of A Moveable ,
Feast at 6830 Gulf of Mexico Drive in
the Whitney Beach Plaza on Longboat
Key. Islander Photo: Nancy Ambrose

the winter season.
For more information on A Move-
able Feast, call 387-8678, or visit the
restaurant's Web site at www.island-
Islanders are first
Island residents John Bresnick,
Monique Lundie-Sapienza and Dawn
Riccio recently opened First in Care Home
Health Agency at 4900 Manatee Ave. W.
The company will provide an array
of in-home health care and services,
including general housekeeping, meal
preparation, transportation and errands,
medication reminders and companion-
ship. In addition, personal assistance
with bathing, grooming and toilet facil-
ities, ambulation, self-medication and
monitoring of vital signs is offered.
The company also provides a host of
nursing services and has a registered nurse
available by telephone 24 hours a day,
Dawn has 14 years of direct man-
agement experience in the home health
care industry and will be personally
involved with each client and family to
assure them that their needs are the first
priority of First in Care.
Monique is the director of nursing
and formerly owned and operated an
assisted living facility on Anna Maria
Island for four years. She is a registered
nurse and worked in California before
moving to the Island.
"First in Care has a client-first phi-
losophy," said John, who is the company
president. "We pledge to foster a warm
and friendly environment while respect-
ing the patient's privacy."
For more information on First in
Care, call 746-8400.
Realty raves
Wagner Realty with offices at 2217
and 1801 Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach
recently named Harold Small as its top

Dawn Riccio and John Bresnick
recently opened First in Care Home
Health Agency on Manatee Avenue.
Islander Photo: Bonner Joy
listing agent in July for Anna Maria
Island, while Dee Dee Clark won the
same honor at the company's Longboat
Key office. The sales leader on the Island
for July was the team of Becky Smith
and Elfi Starrett with Harry Christensen
taking the Longboat Key office award.
Bill Greene garnered the top honor in the
closed volume category at the Longboat
Key office.

Island property sales
200 Gulf Drive S., Unit 1, Sandcastle
Beach Resort, Bradenton Beach, a 2,000
sfla 3bed/2bath Gulffront condo built in 2003
was sold 07/27/06, Sand Castle Bradenton
Beach LLC to Florida South Properties Inc.
for $1,584,000; list $1,649,000.
200 Gulf Drive S., Unit 2, Sandcastle
Beach Resort, Bradenton Beach, a 1,407
sfla / 1494 sfur 3bed/2bath Gulffront condo
built in 2003 was sold 07/27/06, Sand Castle
Bradenton Beach LLC to Florida South Prop-
erties Inc. for $1,300,000; list $1,395,000.
240 Willow Ave., Anna. Maria, a 3,673
sfla /7,832 sfur 4bed/3bath/2car canalfront
pool home built in 2004 on a 75x139 lot
was sold 07/28/06, Marnie to Morgan for
$1,325,000; list $1,499,900.
207 Palm Ave., Anna Maria, a vacant
104x110 double lot zoned R2 was sold
07/28/06, Morgan to Marnie for $725,000.
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Anna Maria City
Aug. 8,500 block of North Bay Boulevard, domes-
tic battery. A capias request was issued for a man who
allegedly threw a chair at his domestic partner, striking
her on the head.
Aug. 10, 700 block of North Shore Drive, alarm. A
pest control worker set off a home alarm. The leasing
agent reset the alarm.
Aug. 10, 900 block of South Bay Boulevard,
Galati Marine, trespass. The dockmaster requested a
man leave who had his sailboat docked for more than
12 hours. According to the report, the man refused
because his sail was missing a bolt. A Galati staff
member fixed his sail and towed the boat to open
water so he could set sail. The man was given a tres-
pass warning by the dockmaster.

Bradenton Beach
Aug. 2, 2000 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Park, bur-
glary. A couple reported their money and credit cards
stolen from the trunk of their car.
Aug. 2, 200 block of Fifth Street South, burglary.
A man reported that almost everything was stolen from
his boat, including the sails, boom and a pellet gun.
Aug. 4, 900 Gulf Drive N., Gulf Drive Cafe,
domestic battery. A man was arrested after reportedly
beating both his wife and 15-year-old son. According
to the report, the man violated a court order by visiting
his wife's home. He was reportedly arguing with his
wife when the son attempted to step in the middle and
stop the fight, resulting in the father battering the son.
According.to the report, the man followed his wife and
son to the restaurant where the abuse continued. A wit-
ness at the restaurant called police.
Aug. 5, 2100 block of Gulf Drive N., criminal mis-
chief. A window of a vehicle was reportedly broken.
Aug. 5, 100 block of Third Street South, warrant
arrest. A man was arrested on a warrant for delinquent
child support.


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Aug. 6, 3900 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, Publix,
assist other agency. A trespass warning was given to a
person who attempted to steal a rotisserie chicken.

Holmes Beach
Aug. 4, 4500 block of Gulf Drive, information. A
man requested that a suspicious vehicle parked in his
yard be towed. The police officer told him that he could
not arrange for the vehicle to be towed because it was
on private property, but he did issue a traffic ticket.
Aug. 6, 1000 block of Manatee Avenue, crimi-
nal mischief. A bridgetender reported damage to the
window of his vehicle, which he parks at the west
side of the bridge. According to the report, the bridge-
tender advised the officer there have recently been
ongoing problems.
Aug. 6, 300 block of 58th Street, theft. A woman
reported her 1999 Dodge Durango stolen by a house-
mate. According to the report, she lent the car to the
man so he could go to a convenience store. When he did
not return she reportedly learned from one of his friends
that he planned to drive her car to Connecticut. The car
was located by the South Carolina Highway Patrol and
the suspect was arrested in Orangeburg, S.C., while in
possession of the vehicle. He was reportedly charged
for driving under the influence of alcohol, possession,
of an open container and grand theft.
Aug. 6, 3602 E. Bay Drive, Beach Unlimited, lost
property. A woman reported leaving her wallet at the
checkout counter after making a purchase and, when
she returned to retrieve it, the wallet was gone.
Aug. 6, 3900 E. Bay Drive, Publix, theft. A Publix
employee stopped a man after he attempted to leave the
store with a shrimp platter concealed under his shirt.
He was arrested and issued a trespass notice.
Aug. 7, 300 block of 65th Street, disturbance. A
woman called police to report a disturbance after her
brother got into a confrontation with her husband.

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In an effort to cut down on over-loaded trucks using
the Anna Maria Island and Cortez Bridges, the Florida
Department of Transportation has installed portable
signs at the ends of each bridge advising truckers
that overweight vehicles need a permit to cross to the
Island. There is no word from the DOT on how the
warning will be enforced. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
According to the report, she stated that her prescrip-
tion pills and some change were missing from her car.
The brother admitted taking the change, but denied
taking the pills.
Aug. 9, 3501 Gulf Drive, Pirate's Den Resort, theft.
Two women reported that they woke up to find a purse
that had been left in the living room on the balcony with
the contents dumped out and cash missing. Their rental
car was reportedly stolen.
Aug. 10, 4001 Gulf Drive, Beach Townhouse con-
dominiums, theft. The condominium president reported
a posted sign stating the pool rules was stolen.
Aug. 10, 6300 block of Holmes Boulevard, crimi-
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Soccer season ready to kick off on new field

By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Reporter
Welcome to soccer's field of dreams.
The Anna Maria Island Community Center is now
accepting registration for its 2006 recreational youth soccer
league. Boys and girls must be at least 4 years of age and no
older than 16 by Aug. 21, 2006, in order to participate.
This season promises to be a little different from
previous years in that all games will be played at the
new soccer field adjacent to the Holmes Beach skate
park and city hall. The field was sodded last year and
looks to be "game ready" now with some players
already working out there.
The change in venue was necessitated by the
expected construction of new facilities at the Center.
Programs and the offices and personnel of the Center
will be moving to facilities at St. Bernard Catholic
Church over the summer and the sports programs are
going wherever possible.
Cost for playing youth soccer at the Center for
members is $50 with each additional sibling $45.
Non-member fees are $65 for first child and $60 for
each additional child in the same family. Players will
each receive a uniform - jersey and matching socks
- and are responsible for providing black shorts and
shin guards. Shin guards are required to play and are
on sale at the Center for $5.
The Center will again host a pre-season soccer
camp for new and returning players to "kick off' the
season. Players will be put through the paces to refresh
already-learned skills and perhaps to learn some new
The two-day camp will be held at the new Holmes
Beach soccer field from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Aug.
16-18. Cost is $25 per player for members and $40 for
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camp to be eligible for season play.
Center athletic director Andy Jonatzke said soccer
scholarships are available and no child is turned away
for lack of fees.
Registration for the regular season will take place
at the Holmes Beach public works building (next to the
skate park) at the following times and dates.
* 6-8 p.m.Tuesday, Aug. 8, 15.
* 6-8 p.m.Thursday, Aug. 10, 17.
Everyone who signs up will be placed on a team,
but for parity of the league, tryouts for specific age
groups are mandatory and are as listed:
* Ages 4-7: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 21.
* Ages 8-9: 6:30-7:30 p.m.Aug. 22.
* Ages 10-11: 6:30-7:30 p.m.Aug. 23.
* Ages 14-16: 6:30-7:30 p.m.Aug. 24.
* Ages 12-13: 6:30-7:30 p.m.Aug. 25.
Jonatzke also stressed the need for soccer
For more information, call 778-1908.

Key Royale golf news
The men of the Key Royale Club played a nine-
hole, best ball of foursome tournament on Aug. 7 that
produced some low golf scores. The team of John Atkin-
son, Dick Grimme, Chris Collins and John Heiselman
fired a six-under-par 26 to win first place by one shot.
There was a two-way tie for second place. Don Led-
ford, Bob Jorgensen, Fred Meyer and John Driscoll and
the team of Larry Fowler, Russ Olson, Charlie Knopp
and Matt Behan both shot 27 to finish one shot back.
The men played an 18-hole best two balls of four-
some game on Aug. 9. Lew Weingarden and Bob Elliot
teamed up with the "Proxie" brothers to shoot 117, one
shot better than the team of Al Morgan, Vince Mer-
cadante, Bob Kral and John Heiselman, who finished
with a score of 118.

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a.m. Aug. 26 at the Bradenton Branch YMCA, located
at 3805 59th St. W.
All participants launch one punt, pass and one kick
with scores based on distance and accuracy. Local win-
ners have a chance to advance to sectional, state and
national competitions.
Registration has begun for ages 8-15. For more
information, visit NFLyouthfootball.com on the
Web, or call the YMCA at 792-7484. There will
be age/gender divisions and the competition is free.
All participants must present a valid birth certifi-
cate to register.

Anna Maria Oyster Bar tourney
on the move
The sixth-annual Anna Maria Oyster Bar golf
tournament will be played at the Palm Aire Country
Club on Sept. 29. Cost for this always-entertaining,
sell-out, charitable event to benefit the Anna Maria
Island Community Center is $200 per golfer or $800
per foursome. The field is limited to the first 48 four-
somes, so sign up now.
There are also sponsorship opportunities available
for those interested. For more information, contact
Stephy Ricketts at 761-7797.

Spots open for
Her-icane golf challenge
There are still some spots available for the Manatee
High School Her-icane Golf Challenge at the Bradenton
Country Club at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9. For only $100
per golfer, you can test your golf skills at Bradenton's
most exclusive and challenging layout in a four-person
To sign up a foursome, list four players and their
respective phone numbers and send with a check pay-
able to Manatee Girls Soccer Booster and mail it to
Coach Kevin Cassidy, at 3610 York Drive, Bradenton
FL 34205. For more information, call me at 751-6602.





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Jumping into the fire: Fish tales on many fronts

A great fresh Florida grouper sandwich may be a
thing of culinary beauty, but it also may not be quite
the grouper you are expecting.
It could be a farm-raised freshwater fish. Or a frozen
European or Mexican import, or an Asian catfish.
The gang at the St. Petersburg Times took 11
samples of meals generally advertised as grouper from
Pinellas County restaurants and had a lab run DNA tests
on the fish. Four were indeed fresh local grouper; one
was a frozen import; some were Alaskan pollack, or cat-
fish, or tilapia; one sample was so weird the lab couldn't
decide just what it was other than not-grouper.
Needless to say, there was a bit of finger-pointing
and red faces among the St. Petersburg cullinary com-
munity after the Times story ran. Some of the restau-
rants offered righteous indignation that their purveyors
were hawking what the boxes clearly stated was "grou-
per" that turned out to be some obscure fish nobody had
ever heard of.
Others just sorta slumped and said, in essence,
So what is a finicky diner to do?
I would like to think that Island establishments are
fair, honest and trustworthy when it comes to labeling
their fare. But there's a wonderful technique to deter-
mine just what you're eating: just ask.
If you want a grouper sandwich, ask if it's locally
caught or a frozen import.
Don't freak out if you learn that it's an-import,
either, because an Australian-caught grouper sandwich
is pretty tasty, too, although, of course, it won't be quite
as good as fresh-caught Florida grouper.
A local restaurateur told the tale of a blind tasting of
various fish dishes, offered by a seafood purveyor, to a
dozen or so other chefs. Hardly anybody could tell the
fresh grouper from the frozen import. Some couldn't
even differentiate one fish from another.
And for goodness sakes, don't pooh-pooh some
of those other fish out there. Tilapia, for instance, is a
wonderful fish, generally very fresh, light, flaky, superb
in a sauce and not at all expensive.
Not too long ago I was dining at a St. Armands
Circle upscale restaurant when a lightly blackened tila-
pia entree caught my eye. I really like tilapia, although
most people don't think much of it, and thought to
myself that at least this one place was honest enough
to advertise what they had rather than some weird name
like "Nile perch" or "South African snapper" or what-
It was delicious.
Probably the best trick in any seafood meal is the
aspect of freshness. A former chef used to tell his pur-
veyors, "Just bring me the freshest fish you've got. I
don't care what it is - I'll figure out a way to cook it."
His meals were extraordinary.

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tice their mullet imitations and start to jump out of
the water. Unfortunately, the fish seem to like to do
their leaps in front of people passing by in boats,
and the fish-human interactions are usually not very
Last week, a guy zipping along the Suwanee River
on a personal watercraft experienced one of those inter-
actions as a 4-foot-long sturgeon lept in front of his
craft. He was knocked out, but his girlfriend on another
vessel got to him and kept his head out of the water
until another boat came along and pulled them from
the river and got him to the hospital. He was expected
to fully recover.
There were a spate of sturgeon jumping accidents
a few years ago, mostly at this time of year and mQstly
up Florida's Panhandle rivers, a favorite haunt for the
prehistoric fish in the summer.
The results are seldom pretty. Sturgeon bodies are
more akin to an alligator than a fish, with lots of hard,
knobby surface to really rack up a passing boater. Imag-
ine getting hit in the face with Capt. Nemo's subma-
rine "Nautilus" - which is what a sturgeon looks like
- and you get the idea.

'Perfect Storm' not
The image of boats being capsized during giant
storms in a broiling froth of surf is actually a myth
insofar as actual boat-sinking statistics are concerned.
"The Perfect Storm" as a cause for vessels to plunge
to the bottom of the sea actually is afternoon thunder-
storms that fill the boat with rainwater and causes it to
sink at the dock, according to a Boat/U.S. survey.
"Most boats sink while tied up at the dock, outnum-
bering sinking-while-under way claims four-to-one,
according to the research. "Nearly half the outboard
powered boats that sank at the dock were victims of
heavy rain or snow. Ironically, almost all had 'self-bail-
ing' cockpits."
The breakdown of causes for those vessels that set-
tled in the backyard was rain/snow, 47 percent; under-
water fittings failure, 20 percent; above the waterline
fittings failure, 10 percent; poor docking arrangements,
9 percent; water over gunwales/transom, 9 percent; and
other, 5 percent.-
Even for the boats that do sink at sea, the numbers
are skewed away from rogue waves in lieu of what
could be called "operator error." Sure, 32 percent of
transiting boats sink because of water coming. over the
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ing mishaps - 20 percent - or failure to have the
drain plug solidly seated - 16 percent. Running into
something while under way accounts for 12 percent of
the sinkings, faulty construction of the vessel accounts
for 8 percent of the boat mishaps.
So how do you avoid these embarrassing and costly
Boat/U.S. magazine Seaworthy's Chuck Fort said,
"If you want to reduce the risk of your outboard pow-
erboat sinking at the dock, the best way is to use a
good-fitting boat cover that keeps out precipitation.
Also ensuring that Marelon or bronze fittings are used
below the waterline can reduce your risk. This is a
more common a problem on a used boat when a new
owner may be unaware that a.previous owner unwit-
tingly installed a plastic fitting below the waterline that
eventually degrades and cracks.
"When under way, outboard-powered boat owners
should be concerned about swamping from the tran-
som. Transom wells. are sometimes poorly designed
and every effort should be made to prevent water, even
from the boat's own wake, from entering the cockpit or
bilge area."
And, of course, make sure you're insurance is up
-to date - just in case.
I'll never forget the time a buddy decided to drop
his boat in the water at Kingfish Boat Ramp from his
trailer. He got it in the water, secured it, zipped over to
park his truck and trailer, then had to dash back to try
and get the boat out of the water before the vessel was
completely submerged because he'd forgotten to put in
the drain plug.
He wasn't fast enough, and his next trip on the
water was with a costly, brand-new engine. Ouch,

Reverse snowbird, er, snow sea cow
Manatees are pretty much a Florida critter in the
United States, cruising the waters off the east and west
coasts in the summer, lolling around the warm-water
power plant outfalls or warmer springs and rivers in the
However, one decided to take a little trip north this
summer. Actually, "little" doesn't quite describe it, as
a manatee was spotted in the Hudson River off New
York City last week.
Bright lights, big manatee - and a heck of an
excursion for the generally slow-moving marine mam-

Sandscript factoid
About 11 years ago, another manatee made the
trip up the: Eastern Seaboard to the Chesapeake Bay
area and beyond. They have been known to travel
long distances, but it's pretty rare for the lumbering
critters to travel that far afield from their usual tropical
Let's wish the sea cow in Manhattan a safe jour-
ney home before the waters cool and it runs the risk of
freezing to death off New York City.


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By Capt. Mike Heistand
Somewhat quiet water has been helping the off-
shore catch of tuna, wahoo and dolphin. Trolling is
the best bet for the pelagics, but the action seems to be
about 50 miles out in the Gulf of Mexico.
Grouper and snapper continue to be good for those
willing to bottom fish.
Mackerel are still thick off the bays, and redfish are
also starting to turn on in the backwaters. Snapper are
finally moving into and through the Gulf Intracoastal
Waterway, so start picking out your favorite markers
and start casting.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he put his charters onto several catch-and-
release snook, redfish and trout last week. Most of his
action is coming from both live and artificial bait, and
Capt. Thom added that his fish seem to be running on
the small side.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Parrot Cove Marina said that mangrove snapper and
Spanish mackerel "continue to be the big numbers
catch. The snapper have been found inshore on any
structure and the macks just off local beaches and in
southern Tampa Bay." He said that other action for his
clients has included scattered redfish, snook and trout
in the bays mostly north of Cortez, plus some big jacks,
ladyfish, and a few tarpon.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle at Catchers
Marina in Holmes Beach said trolling well offshore is
producing excellent catches of tuna, dolphin and wahoo,
with most of the fish being caught better than 50 miles
out in the Gulf. Bottom fishing for grouper and snapper
is excellent in better than 100 feet of water, with lots of
reports of mangrove, yellowtail, mutton and reds coming
in. Backwater fishing for mackerel is still the best bet,
Bill said, but redfish are starting to hit better every day.
Snapper are also starting to lurk along the ICW, with
some good hookups coming in Sarasota Bay near the
entrance to Cannons Marina off Longboat Key.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business out of Catch-

Red tide slowly moving north
Reports of red tide are coming in slowly, working
north toward Manatee County.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission's Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in St.
Petersburg reported Friday that there are "above back-
ground" levels of Karenia brevis, the red tide organism,
from Sarasota's Lido Beach south to the Naples Pier in
Collier County along Southwest Florida.
"Highest concentrations are currently located along
tie Sarasota County coast while areas of Lee County,
including Pine Island Sound, have seen a decrease in K.
S revis concentrations since last week," researchers said.
Biologists also said that an "extensive bloom of
tie marine cyanobacteria Trichodesmium has been
S served between Sarasota and Lee counties and is co-
S occurring with the K. lrevis bloom. Trichodesmium can
cblect at the water surace and appear brown, green or
,white. Although non-toxic, at high concentrations this
bloom may be mistaken for an oil or sewage spill."
Red tide status information is available by calling
866-300-9399 (toll-free inside Florida only), or 727-
552-2-448 outside Florida.

Great grouper catch
Chris Galati, left, Anthony Manali and Christopher
Galati Jr., fishing aboard Team Galati, caught this
50-pound true black grouper in 247 feet of water out
in the Gulf of Mexico.
ers Marina in Holmes Beach said he's catching tons
of mackerel. Snook fishing is getting good along the
beaches, and he's putting his clients onto redfish on the
lower tides in the bays.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said mangrove
snapper have "invaded" the pier. Other action includes
mackerel, lots of catch-and-release snook, small permit,
a few grouper and lots of yellowtail jacks.,
Jesus Rosario at the Anna Maria City Pier said
fishers there are catching lots and lots of mackerel,
some snapper, jacks, small sharks and snook at night.
Most of the action is in the morning during the faster
tides, Jesus added.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said

Pelican Man party Tuesday
A major fundraiser for the Pelican Man's Bird
Sanctuary is planned for Tuesday evening, and there's
still plenty of time to make reservations.
It will feature food, refreshments, musical entertain-
ment, silent auction and "celebrity birds" that will be intro-
duced along with their handlers during the evening.
Reservations for the $25-per-person affair may
be made with the sponsoring Longboat, Lido and St.
Armands Keys Chamber of Commerce at 383-2466.
The party starts at 5:30 p.m. at the sanctuary, 1708 Ken
Thompson Blvd., on City Island off the south end of
the New Pass Bridge.
Food and beverages are being donated by restaurants
and markets, including Sangria Tapas Bar, Mattison's, Old
Salty Dog, Scoopdaddy's, Whole Foods and Publix.
Music will be flamenco guitar stylings by Joseph
Yana and David Grimaldos. A silent auction will include
original sculptures, gift baskets, a stay at the Ritz-Carl-
ton Sarasota, and a trip for two to Costa Rica.

he's seeing some really big snapper under his dock
right now. There are also good reports ofredfish, some
oversize, by the mouth of the Manatee River and lots
of mackerel being caught near the Sunshine Skyway
Bridge in Tampa Bay.
At Skyway Bait and Tackle, reports include mack-
erel coming on strong in the morning near the Skyway
Bridge, plus lots of small grouper. Snapper fishing is
starting to pick up, and there are also good reports of
shark catches at night in Tampa Bay.
On my boat Magic, we caught lots of redfish last
week, most in the 18- to 27-inch slot limit, although we
did get one 12-pound lunker that was 33 inches long.
We've also been catching lots of mackerel and snapper.
Good luck and good fishing.
Capt. Mike Heistand is a 20-year-plus fishing guide.
Call him at 723-1107 to provide a fishing report. Photos
of your catch are also welcome and may be dropped off
at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, or
e-mailed to news@islander.org. Please include identifi-
cation for persons in the picture along with information
on the catch and a name and phone number for more
information. Snapshots may be retrieved once they
appear in the paper.

2 skimmers die; new

marking material due
The two skimmers injured when entangled with the
cord that was to protect their nesting area have died,
but their deaths will have some positive effect for other -
Gail Straight of Wildlife Inc. in Bradenton Beach
tried desperately to save the two injured birds, and now
will lead the drive to obtain different, hopefully harmless
material to warn people that nesting sites are off limits.
The skimmers were injured at the site on the north
end of Anna Maria, one with wing damage, the other -
with cord around its neck.
In the future Straight, who said she is among those
who "have learned from the tragedies," suggests that
the sites be marked with material that will remain stiff
so birds won't get entangled.
She took the birds to the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission facilities in St. Petersburg
for testing, to determine whether red tide or anything
else affected the birds as well, as the twine.
Nancy Douglass of the FWC said the nesting area
had been vandalized and the twine was removed from
the posts. Signs warning people that the area was "off
limits" in order to protect the nesting colony were also
vandalized and were found covered with graffiti.

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by Rick Catlin

Fighting the war

on the 'Big Potato'
Irving "lrv" Hoagfield of Palma Sola was already in
the U.S. Navy when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor
on Dec. 7, 1941.
"I had joined the Navy on Oct. 7, 1941," Irv remem-
bered. "I didn't want to get drafted and slog around in
the mud and dirt in the infantry. I figured I'd do my nine
months and go back to a regular life."
Alas, it was not to be. After Pearl Harbor, the Navy
said everyone had to stay in the service until the end of
the war.
Irv was watching a Cab Calloway show in Boston
on that Sunday in December 1941, when someone came
on the stage and said Pearl Harbor has been attacked and
all servicemen were ordered back to their ship or base.
Unfortunately for Irv, he had just graduated from
basic training and his ship, the battleship U.S.S. Idaho,
was enroute from Iceland to Boston.
He met his new ship in Norfolk and was immedi-
ately assigned as a deck hand, chipping paint, polishing
brass and cleaning rooms.
"I couldn't wait to get out of that duty. I wanted
to do something a little more exciting. I kept trying
to transfer to the machine sh6p where I could learn
something, but all the jobs were taken."
One day while the ship was still training in the
Atlantic, Irv got transferred to one of the 104-man gun-
crews that operated one of the ship's four turrets of
three 14-inch guns.
"The great thing was we worked in dungarees and
work clothes and didn't have to change into our white
uniforms for mess hall," said Irv with a laugh.
But the Idaho was an old-time battleship built in
1917. There weren't a lot of amenities like nice ward
rooms and recreation areas or cubicles for the lower
ranks, he remembered.
Still, working with 103 other guys inside the bowels
of the ship gave Irv a sense of pride and brotherhood
with the other members of his division.
"We trained constantly and everyone would do any-
thing he could to help out someone else. It was a great
feeling of comradeship."
The training would come in handy.
The Idaho was ordered to Alaska in 1943 to help
"'drive out the Japanese from the two Aleutian Islands
they had seized in mid-1942: Siska and Attu.
"Our job was to bombard the Japanese while the
troops landed. The boys had a heck of a time control-
ling those islands because the Japanese wouldn't sur-
After the islands were secure, the Idaho headed

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Palma Sola resident Irv Hoagfield served aboard the U.S.S. battleship Idaho during World War H. Irv is in the
second row at the far right in this photograph taken under one of the ship's three 14-inch gun turrets.

south to Hawaii for training prior to joining the Pacific
The ship joined the U.S. Marines for the invasion
of Tarawa, one of the first major offenses of the war in
the Pacific.
"We learned a great lesson there," recalled Irv. "We
only started shelling the island the day of the invasion
and our boys got chewed up bad. After that, we showed
up three days ahead of the invasion to start a bombard-
ment. That didn't give anything away to the Japanese.
They knew we were coming sooner or later."
The Idaho didn't miss many Pacific invasions.
Irv and his crew were at the invasions of Kwajalein,
Peleliu, New Ireland, Saipan, Iwo Jima and Okinawa,
among others.
At Iwo Jima, Irv and his pals heard the Marines
were having a rough time. "We stayed a month and fired
every day. At some point, we fired our 10,000th shell
since the ship was commissioned. We worked pretty
hard, but the Marines really were the heroes there, not
Participating in the invasion of Okinawa in April
1945, Irv and the Idaho crew first came across Japanese
kamikazes bent on driving their airplanes and torpedo
boats into a battlewagon or aircraft carrier.
During these attacks, Irv and his crew were inside
the turret and had no way of knowing what was hap-
pening topside.
One day, the anti-aircraft crews on board shot
down five kamikazes before they could strike the ship
directly. One plane, however, went down in a burst of
flames and gave the Idaho a glancing blow.
"We felt the ship shudder and we knew something

had happened, but we didn't worry and that didn't stop
us from doing our jobs," Irv said.
"The ship held together. She was a good ship, a
lucky ship. She got us through the war untouched pretty
Following Okinawa, the Idaho began preparing for
the invasion of Japan, but it was not all work and no
As on many U.S. ships, there were a few boys
from Kentucky and Tennessee who knew the fine art
of making moonshine. The Idaho was no exception.
Irv remembers drinking some moonshine one night
when he had a four-hour stretch of duty. He had to
report directly to the captain every few hours.
"Luckily, he didn't catch on that I'd had a few, but
that stuff was strong. I never drank it again after that
night," laughed Irv.
But the invasion of Japan would be no laughing
matter. The Idaho, however, kept being lucky for Irv
and the crew.
The atom bomb was dropped in early August 1945.
The Japanese surrendered and Irv and the boys were
spared further fighting.
"Talk about a celebration. We wanted to shoot off
the 14-inch guns, but they wouldn't let us. We still had
a pretty big party."
After his discharge, Irv went back to his hometown
of New Brunswick, N.J., hung around a few bars for a
couple of weeks, then landed a job as an auto mechanic
at a car dealership.
He then joined the New Brunswick Police Depart-
ment in 1947.
One night, he was called to settle a domestic dis-
pute where a man had beaten his wife. He took the
offender to jail and became friends with the woman,
whose name was June. After the couple divorced, Irv
and June began dating and were married a year later.
"We stayed together 51 years," said Irv.
In 1973, the couple moved to Bradenton Beach and
bought the Colony Bay Cottages.
One day while Irv was away working for a security
company, an unknown man came into the motel, beat
up June and tied her up and stole much of their jewelry
and cash. The assailant was never caught.
They moved to Holmes Beach and eventually to
the mainland. June passed away a few years ago.
Irv has no regrets about his naval service.
"I learned a lot about life in the Navy. I learned
how to deal with situations and people, and I learned
the value of comradeship. The guys I served with were
like my brothers. I'd serve again if I could go with the
same group of guys."
Just another member of the Greatest Generation.

"The Greatest Generation" column is for Island,
Longboat Key, Perico Island and Cortez veterans, man
or woman, who served in the armed forces of any allied
country (U.S., Canada, Britain, Holland, Norway,
France, Poland, Australia, New Zealand, the Philip-
pines, etc.) during World War II. We'd like to hear from
you. 'Please'call Rick Catlin at-778- 79,78. *, , - ,

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FOR SALE: BROWN leather La-Z-Boy reclining
sofa. Purchased new for $2,400 last year. Must sell.
Make an offer! 941-713-4136.

SOFA AND LOVESEAT: Cream slipcovers, wash-
able, beautiful, like new. $450 and $350 or best offer.

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.

BONUS! CLASSIFIED ADS are posted early
online at www.islander.org.


Norman N

,. ' Realty INC
3101 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(941) 778-6696 Office
Kathy Caserta (941) 778-4364 Fax
Realtor, GRI, CRS 1-800-367-1617 Toll-Free
(941) 778-6943 Home
(941) 704-2023 Cell

Melanie JohnsonBroker,/Re.
Recipient of President's Circle Award

S941 704-7394
WEST BRADENTON Cozy and cute 2BR/1 BA old Florida-style bungalow.
Quiet neighborhood, large, fenced yard. $168,900.
ELLENTON Brand new 3BR/2BA, den, double garage with great
upgrades on a cul-de-sac and pond. Near Prime Outlets Mall. $365,900.
SARASOTA 2BR/2BA end unit condo in popular Central Park II. Great
location and great amenities. $234,500.

full kitchen and furniture. Garden view and Bridge Village. Top-end luxury, pools,
steps to the private beach, pools, bay, and docks, slip, 2BR, bonus room, living,
'dock. Flexible rental, on-site management. kitchen, dining, private elevator, turnkey
$470,000. home. $999,900.

S... - 941-315-0908
GREAT SUNSETS across from Coquina ...
Beach. 2BRtownhouse style kitchen, living, i
dinette. Upgraded throughout and new H lo rizon
furniture. Fantastic for rental or second
home. $599,000. Realty

Countrywide Home Loans is close by and ready
to help you get the home of your dreams.
If Competitive rates.
If Local experts with the power to say "YES" to
your home loan.
Of Up-front approval* at the time of application.
IfAs little as no-to-low down payment options
available to make qualifying easier.
S Loan amounts to $6 million.
IConstruction financing available.

Pam Voorhees
Home Loan Consultant
401 Manatee Ave. W. * Holmes Beach
pamvoorhees@ countrywide.com
(941) 586-8079

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

SALE: NIKI'S GIFTS, Antiques and Jewelry. Vin-
tage Lucite purses, $45, now $18. All sterling silver
jewelry 50-70 percent off. X-mas shirts regularly
$24.98, now $8. Select vintage and costume jew-
elry, gifts, glassware, collectibles, art, furniture,
clowns, cows, computer desks 50-90 percent off.
Open seven days, 9:30am-5pm. 941-779-0729.
5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

SELL it fast with an ad in The Islander.


THREE-FAMILY YARD sale: 8am-1pm Saturday,
Aug. 19. Rain date, Aug. 26. Lots of good stuff. 2903
Ave. B, Holmes Beach.

MOVING SALE: Thursday through Sunday. New
leather furniture; vintage Florida dining room set,
buffet, table and six chairs and much more. Gated
community. Reasonable prices. Call for appointment
or for e-mail pictures. 941-773-5225.

LOST BIRD: INDIAN Ringneck. Yellow with red
beak. Name is Sunshine. Call Sabina at Haley's
Motel, 941-778-5405.

CHECK US OUT AT www.islander.org !

BRADENTON-19600 ESTATE ROAD 64 Unique home situated on 20 acres w/2 acres of mature grapes and spring fed, perennial stream.Directly
across from Lake Manatee State park which protects views, provides additional riding trails, swimming and boat launch. 3 R/2BA $1,795,000

St. N. Townhome,3BR/2.5BA,garage, half block DRIVE Largest rental property on the'Island. COUNTRY LAKES TRAIL Best home in the
to the beach. $739,000 Sleeps 18! Home features 3 separate kitchen areaatthisprice!Totallyremodeled,privatebackyard,
areas, heated pool, media/game room, with a caged pool.4BR,beautifullylandscaped,greatlocation
dock/boat house. Call for rental information, between Sarasotaand Bradenton.PalmAire Country
7BR/6BA $1,995,000 Club offers nolf and tennis. $499.000.

2BR plus office/den, 2BA, open plan, granite,
underground parking with elevator, 1/2 block
to beach access. Wonderful location on Anna
Maria Island. Bradenton Beach Club has
two heated pools, spa, fitness center and a
boardwalk that leads to the Bay. $599,000

Full Bay views are unbelievable! 100' seawall,
total remodel includes Maple cabinets, Corian
counters, new appliances, new tile and carpet,
newly painted, new A/C and oversized garage.
Amazing sunsets! Only 17 minutes from St.
Pete. 2BR/2BA $985,000


front newer construction, complex only has
8 units, covered parking, pool, 3 bedroom, 2
bath, beautifully turn-key furnished, elevator.

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KARATE ON THE Island: Ages four through adult. Call
941-807-1734 or visitwww.islanddojo.cmasdirect.com.

KEY WEST FANTASY Fest: One cabin left. 5 days/6
nights aboard 65-foot sailing vessel, Lex-Sea.
$1,895 per couple, inclusive, bring your own beer.
Depart from Cortez Oct. 25. 941-713-5958.
AVOID FORECLOSURE: We will help today. Call
today, don't delay. 941-778-4495.
FREE MOVING BOXES, including 2-3 wardrobe-
size to first caller. 941-704-0817.
sonalized 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. Cour-
tesy of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission. Free at The Islander newspaper office, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Don't be sorry, be safe.
GUARDIAN AD LITEM volunteers needed: A guard-
ian ad litem is a trained volunteer appointed by the
court to represent and advocate for the best interest
of children who have been abused, abandoned or
neglected. Make a positive impact! Call 941-744-
9473 or visit www.12circuitgal.org.

BILLIE JOE: I'm a 2-year old male cat, very hand-
some, black and white. Need a special person to
adopt me, my family was evicted. Neutered and
microchipped. 941-920-1411.
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.

HARLEY DAVIDSON 2001 FX DL Screaming Eagle
Upgrade 1450cc. 3,480 miles, too many extras to
list. Excellent condition. 941-795-2906.

BOAT SLIPS FOR rent, up to 50 feet. Two minutes
to Intracoastal Waterway by Cortez. Parrot Cove,
Marina, 941-795-0088.
FOR RENT: DEEP-water boat slip, north end of
Anna Maria, easy Gulf access. 941-794-8877.

LET'S GO FISHING! Call Capt. Mike Heistand. Full
or half day backwater and near shore fishing. USCG
licensed. Ice, bait, tackle provided. 941-723-1107.

tant needed for Island church. Hours are Monday
through Friday, 9am-4pm. Computer proficiency in
MS Word, Excel, Publisher a must. Experience in
Power Church or other church membership soft-
ware, PowerPoint helpful. Call 941-778-0719.
NOW HIRING ALL positions. Rotten hours, rotten pay.
Apply at Rotten Ralph's Waterfront Restaurant, 902
S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, or call 941-778-3953.
WORK IN PARADISE: Fast-paced vacation rental
office seeking professional full-or part-time rental
agent. Computer experience required. Excellent ben-
efits. E-mail resume to gcam@tampabay.rr.com.
NURSES NEEDED FOR long-term home care for
lady with spinal injury. Hoyer lift. Full/part-time avail-
able. Travel opportunity. (941) 383-6953.
PART TO FULL-time handyman needed for Holmes
Beach area properties. Please, fax resume to 941-
PART-TIME HOUSEKEEPING position available at
local area motel. Phone Janet at 941-778-2780
requires working in heat, on ladders, roofs, attics.
Applicants should possess good communication
skills and be able to do light carpentry work. Valid,
clean Florida driver's license, be able to pass a drug
test and background check. Please call 941-812-
1666 or e-mail jeff@floridawildlifetrapper.com.
SEEKING PIANO PLAYER evenings for Ooh La La!
Bistro. Music range from classical to jazz. Call Chef
Damon, 941-778-5320.

ness, building with additional income, beer/wine.
$1,690,000. Confidentiality agreement required.
Longview Realty, 941-383-6112.

SPENCER'S SKIM SCHOOL for beginners and
intermediates. Free skirnboard use with lessons. $10
per half-hour lesson, three lessons recommended..
Local teen, team competitor. Call 941-778-0944.
BABYSITTER: Responsible 10th-grader, great with
kids, first-aid certified., Charlotte, 941-756 5496.

BABYSITTER, PETSITTER, dog walker: First-aid
certified, 13-year-old, eighth-grader, female, great
with kids and animals. Call Kendall, 941-779-9783.
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, reliable
and experienced, with a love for children. Red Cross
babysitting and first-aid certifications.

Panoramic e.'iesof Sk',.va', Bridge and Tampa Ba,,' with
135-foot seawall. heated pool arnd deep-water dock with
boat lift. 3BR.3BA, 3,000 sf on two lots in private setting.
Entirely upadted. Large master suite added and new
kitchen is top of the line in e\ er, way. A short walk to the
Gulf. Must see to appreciate Lots of extras $2,495.000
Virtual tour at wvw.flrealtour.com/020806236/realtor
Call John Zirzow, Agent/Owner
(941) 778-9171 Markey Realty

?i come go Yora/a& e oo,:
" f Call Deborah Thrasher for
all your real estate needs!
941-518-7738 or debmthrash@aol.com
north end location! Turnkey
furnished! Boat dock! Hot,:
tub! New tile floors and new
. kitchen cabinets. Offered at:
10.41 ACRES off state road 70 in quiet subdivision, beautiful :
property with pond, can subdivide into five-acre parcels
: Reduced at: $599,000.
REDUCED TO $149,900 & INVENTORY! Super opportunity
to own Island business!
Deborah Thrasher/RE/MAX EXCELLENCE
24 North Blvd. of the Presidents, Sarasota, FL 941-383-9700.

DOG WALKER, PET sitter, child sitter and odd jobs.
Tenth-grader, available after school and weekends.
Zach, 941-779-9783.
RED CROSS first-aid certified babysitter certified.
Call Alex, 941-778-5352.
GETYOUR BOAT washed without the hassle, just give
me a call. Regular scheduling available, perfect for
when you're out of town. Call Richard, 941-447 9657.
Cross certified. Experienced with kids and pets of
all ages. Many Island references! Transportation
available. Weekly and monthly rates available. Call
Hilary or Natalie. 941-778-5181.
PAYTON AND DINA'S cleaning service: We do
yard work, dog-sitting, house cleaning and we run
errands. We do not mow grass. Open 3-5pm every
day! 941-524-9350.
KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for Island youths
under 16 looking for work. Ads must be placed in
person at The Islander newspaper office, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

MAN WITH SHOVEL: Plantings, natives, patio gar-
dens, trimming, cleanup, edging, maintenance.
Hard-working and responsible. Excellent references.
Edward 941-778-3222.

LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine-
Car Service. Serving the Islands. 941-778-5476.
puter misbehaving? Certified computer service and
private lessons. Special $40/hour. Free advice. 941-

ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING for great results, wash
away mildew, dirt, salt. Thorough, reasonable, reliable.
Free estimates, licensed, insured. 941-778-0944.

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

ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remod-
eling, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens,
baths. Free estimates. License #CGC061519,
#CCC057977, #PE0020374. Insured. Accepting

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.

(c Prudential Palms Realty
- M ichelle M ustoReaNltor
920 Waterside Lane: Furnished lakefront villa, 2BR/2BA, 1,132 sf. 359,000.
827 Waterside lane: 2BR/2BA updated, one-car garage, 1,069 sf. S409,000.
940 Waterside Lane: Lakefront villa, 2BR/2BA, 1,292 sf, furnished. S429,000.
1301 N. Bay Drive: Bayfront, 2BR/2BA furnished, 1,079 sf. S499.900.
e-mail: michellemusto@prudentialpalmsrealty.com


TOWNHOUSE/VILLA-3BR/'3BA Heated pool, gazebo, upgrades. 5598,000.
ARBORS 2BR/2BA-golf course, turnkey, clubhouse. 5263,900.
MARTINIQUE N.-Direct Gulf view, corner with garage, storage.
Updated. Shows beautifully. 5899,000.
KEY ROYALE-CanalfronI lol. 9,450 sf. Golf course view. 5699,000.
HARBOUR VILLA CLUB- 2BR/2BA, turnkey, boat dock. S794,900.
DESOTO SQUARE VILLA - 2BR/2BA, gated community. S175,000.
THE LINKS AT PINEBROOK - Golf course view, beautifully furnished.
2BR/2BA. 5260,000
5508C MARINA DRIVE � 778-0807 * 800-956-0807
Syrealty3@aol.com � www.tdollytoungrealeslate.com

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Jesse Brisson
Broker Associate, GRI

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CLEANING COUPLE: A few open slots for offices,
condos, houses, etc. We also do errands and hurricane
checks. Honest and dependable. (941) 448-7119.

CUCCIO TILE: Many Island references. Free esti-
mates. Licensed and insured. 941-730-2137.

tutoring in math, science and reading for elementary-
to college-level students. $35/hour. 941-524-4177.

ANNA MARIA ROCK Schooll at School for Con-
structive Play. Lessons in guitar, drums, piano, bass
guitar, saxophone, flute, theory. All ages. Call 941-

interior carpentry, custom mirror and other interior/
exterior general household repairs. Offering quality
services since 1994. Reliable. Call Colin at 941-

MASSAGE THERAPY: Licensed 10 years, seven
years with physical therapist. Available for relax-
ation, injuries, chronic pain. Serving Island and
west Bradenton. House calls or my residence. Jeff
Rogers, 941-713-2694. License no. MA22438.

your camera or how to buy a new one. Paula at

care, trimming, odd jobs. Senior discounts. Call
John, 941-741-4919.


2BR/2BA open plan. Vaulted ceiling, wet bar, deck, large lot,
fenced yard, pool and hot tub. $574,500.
3BR/1.5BA Cracker cottage plus studio apartment. West of
Gulf Dr. Just steps to finest beach! $875,000.
3BR/2BA home. Tile, pavers, fence, room for pool, new dock,
direct access to Tampa Bay. $799,900.
4BR/2BA open plan, vaulted ceiling, elevator, four-car garage.
Bamboo flooring, turnkey furnished. Near beach. $1,350,000.
3BR/2BA turnkey furnished, tennis, heated pool, beautiful
beach, on-site management, excellent rental. $995,000.
2BR/2BA waterfront home. New seawall, 20,000 lb. boatlift.
Community heated pool, tennis. $870,000.
3BR/2BA turnkey furnished on beautiful beach. Small pets,
open plan, elevator, carport, shutters. $1,999,000.
2BR/2BA turnkey furnished, Gulffront complex, heated pool,
secured entry, beach, tennis. From $675,000.
2BR/2BA Tuscany villa. Mexican tile, patio. $399,900.
2BR/2BA lowest price in Wildewood!!! $269,900.
4BR/2BA just steps to white-sand beach, turnkey furnished,
deck. Seller financing. $1,299,000.
2BR/2BA condo. Gorgeous view, updated, turnkey, beautiful
walking beach, secured lobby. $995,000.
2BR close to beach. Great income producer, Italian tile, fire-
place, turnkey furnished. Charming! $649,900.
3BR/2.5BA home. Panoramic view, split plan, room for pool,
88-foot dock. 122-foot waterfront. $2,500,000.
1BR/1BA turnkey furnished. Heated pool, just steps to beach,
rental program, small pet. $325,900.
1BR/1.5BA turnkey furnished, Sautillo tile, pool, beautiful
beach. Direct Gulf view, manager, excellent rental. $799,900.


779-0202 * (800) 732-6434
AR , StiCoast
Island Shopping Center * 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 * www.suncoastinc.com

PIANO AND VOICE lessons by New York profes-
sional artist/teacher. By appointment. Palmetto.

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

BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigera-
tion. Commercial and residential service, repair
and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and
the Island since 1987. For dependable, honest and
personalized service, call William Eller, 941-795-
7411. CAC184228.

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

NADIA'S EUROSAGE Relaxing, healing mas-
sage 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.

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
or 284-1568.

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

THE GRASS HOPPER Man will give your lawn the
TLC it deserves and beat most prices. Residential and
commercial. Call for free estimate, 941-755-4474.

SHELL DELIVERED and spread. $42/yard. Hauling: all
kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates. Call
Larry at 941-795-7775, "shell phone" 941-720-0770.

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

installation. Tropical landscape specialist. Residential
and commercial. 30-years experience. 941-729-9381.

ups, installations, native plants, palms, aquascapes,
rock and patios. Shell installed $42/yard. Shark
Mark 941-727-5066.

ing, plant, sod and tree installation. Full landscape
installation. No job too big or too small. Excellent ref-
erences. Fully insured. Please call 941-778-2335.

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VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. Bill, 941-795-5100.
contractors. In-house plan designs. State licensed
and insured. Many Island references. 941-778-2993.
License #CRC 035261.
mates. 35-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at
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 supplied
and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, reliable,
many Island references. Call Neil, 941-726-3077.

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

All phases of carpentry, repairs and painting.
Thirty years experience. Insured. Meticulous,
clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard, 941-

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

den, mirrored fireplace, tiled floors and entryway, double sinks
in both baths, gournret kitchen, new fiberglass-shingle roof, new
heat pump, and private solar heated pool and spa. $464,900.

For Expert Advice On Island Property

Choose From These Fine Properties
6313 Gulf -- 3/2/2 North Beach Village $550,000
93 North Shore -- 5/3 Duplex, 2 blks to Sandbar $599,000
1603 Gull -- 1/1 Tradewinds. rents daily $329,000
245 Willow -- 4/4 Frank Lloyd Wright type design $1,549,000
510 South Bay -- 3/1.5/1 Superb Skyway view $1,349,000
614 Foxworth -- 4/4/2 Key Royale pool home on canal $998,700
5323 W 88th St -- Bay Lake Estate 4/2/2 Must Selli $482,000
509 77th -- Deep water canal to Bay, 3/2/2 $825,000
7800-B Gulf -- 3/3/2 Townhouse W/O Gulf Dr. $995,000
1704 Gulf -- BBC direct gulf front 2/2 $995,000
6300 Flotilla n76 -- Renovated Shell Point, 2/2. now $369,000
5806 Gull -- Perfect Water's Edge 1 BR/Den. $749,000
528 Key Royale -- 4/4. pool, canal. $999,950
104 Maple -- Very close to Gull 4/4. $1,595,000
7005 Holmes -- Brand new super 3/3, $939,000
503 67th -- Renovated 2/2/2, dock, great buy at $739,000
Go online to see our other listings:
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KEN & TINA DBA Griffin's Home Improvements
Inc. Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops,
cabinets and shutters. Insured and licensed,

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.

JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry work, handy-
man, light plumbing, electrical, light hauling, pres-
sure washing and tree trimming. Call 941-778-6170
or 447-2198.
WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more.
Lifetime warranty. Call Keith Barnett for a free in-
home consultation. Island references, 15 years
experience. 941-778-3526 or 730-0516.
HANDYMAN SERVICE: Winton's Home-Buddy Inc.
Retired banker, Island.resident, converting life-
long hobby to business. Call 941-705-0275 for free
IMPACT WINDOWS AND doors. Exclusive dis-
tributor: Weatherside LLC on Holmes Beach. Free,
courteous estimates. Jeld-wen Windows and Doors.
Lic.# CBC1253145. 941-730-5045.
THIRTY-SIX YEARS craftsman experience. Interior,
exterior, doors, stairs, windows, trim. Pressure wash.
Driveway paint. Dan Michael, master carpenter. Call
941-518-3316 .

Cindy M. Jones
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bath needs. Don't buy new - redo! 941-751-1245.
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ture, paint, tile, wall and ceiling repairs, Fred Wein-
gartner, 941-586-3656.
tion, drywall, interior trim, carpentry, finishing, tex-
ture, demolition and exterior repair. 941-320-2506.
QUALITY TRIM CARPENTRY: Specializing in inte-
rior crown moulding, door, window and base trim.
Licensed and insured. Kimball Wood, 941-744-9892
or 941-400-4319.
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RENTALS available weekly, monthly, seasonal. Wede-
brock Real Estate Co., 941-778-6665 or 800-749-6665.

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.
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ISLAND CANAL HOME REDUCED 3BR/2.5BAwithfireplace. Corner
lot on canal with new dock and caged pool. New kitchen cabinets
and granite countertops. New metal roof. $580,000. Sellerwill pay
one point towards buyers mortgage. Call Carleen Weise, Realtor,
941-224-6521 evenings.
KEY ROYALE This outstanding 3BR/3BAcanalfront home has been
renovated, updated, and added on. Extensive pavers, brickwalkand
patios, new barrel roof 2004, 75-foot seawall, 50-foot dock with
13,000 lb boatlift, This home is lovely inside and out. A 27-foot
Sport Craft with twin 150s will stay with full price offer. Offered at
$1,650,000. Call Zee Catanese, Realtor, 941-742-0148 evenings.
GULFFRONTCONDO Serene Gulf vistas can beyoursata remarkable
price. Spacious 3BR/2BAwith private lanai overlooking white sandy
beach. Undercover parking. $795,000. Call Lori Guerin, Realtor,
941-773-3415 or Carmen Pedota, Realtor, 941- 284-2598 evenings.


5910 Marina Drive * Holmes Beach FL 34217
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1BR/1BA with breathtaking views. 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. www.wagnerrealty.com.
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 bjustin628@tampabay.rr.com.

ANNUAL OR SEASONAL: New home, 55-plus park,
across from beach, turnkey furnished, 2BR/2BA, cen-
tral air conditioning, heat, washer and dryer, carport.
$1,100/month, call for seasonal rate. 941-778-4349.

home. 4BR/3BA on best beach and quiet street in
Anna Maria. 941-794-8202.
2BR/2BA waterfront, unfurnished. Includes water,
sewer, cable. Old Florida Realty, 941-778-3377 or
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, townhouse: 2BR/2BA with
balcony and view of mountains. Weekly or monthly
rental. Call Paige at 941-798-3448.
LARGE 2BR/2BA VILLA: 55-plus, furnished/unfur-
nished. Great location, quiet, modern. 941-750-0648.
large deck, washer and dryer, office, two-car garage,
office. Steps to beach. $1,400/month. 941-545-6118.

WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide vari-
ety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-779-
0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.suncoastinc.com.

ANNUAL: ISLAND HOME 2BR/1 BA with garage and
fenced yard. Newly remodeled. $1,200/month plus
utilities. Small pet OK. 941-795-8979. Credit check.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/2BA riverfront condo.
Downtown Bradenton. Gated, pool, gym. Washer/
dryer, carpet, tile, Corian counters Covered parking.
$995/month-plus. 703-680-1676.
like new, sleeps four, $770/week or special seasonal
rates. 106 72nd St., Holmes Beach. 863-529-3579.
pletely remodeled, furnished, washer and dryer.
$1,000/month plus utilities. 941-778-1819. 2906
Ave. B, Holmes Beach.
2BR/2BA CONDO AT the Waterway in west Braden-
ton. Boat slip, pool, washer and dryer, water-view.
Annual or long-term. 941-773-3375.





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NICEST HOME IN North Beach Village. Total
remodel 2006. Heated pool, sun desks, screened
patio. One minute to beach. Private cul-de-sac, trop-
ical landscape. $750/weekly. Amivacationrentals.
com. 407-765-4445.
55-AND-OVER BRADENTON Beach mobile home
rental. 1 BR/1 BA, steps to beach or bay. $800/month,
$300/week. Available April through December. 941 -
FURNISHED MOTHER-IN-LAW apartment, canal view
with a large deck, dock and saltwater pool to share.
Apartment has private entrance, bath and kitchenette.
All utilities except telephone included. $350/week or
$850/month. Perfect for a clean and quiet individual!
Please e-mail tlyonsrq@verizon.net or call 941-928-
8735. Leave message for information and availability.
HOLMES BEACH: 30 yards to Gulf beach, 2BR, appli-
ances, ground-level home with laundry. No smoking
or pets. Year lease. $950/month. 1-800-894-1950.
ANNUAL 2BR/1BA: AIR conditioning, washer and
dryer, water, large pool, cable. Parking only 200
steps to beach. First, last and security. $950/month.
room, washer and dryer hookups, tile floors, carport,
$1,000/month; 2BR/1 BA washer and dryer hookups,
carport, $900/month; 1BR/1BA nice, clean, $700/
month. Dolores M. Baker Realty, 941-778-7500.
SEASONAL RENTAL: NORTH end of Longboat Key.
One bedroom villa on bay with dock. Beach on side.
Private, beautiful views. Call for rates. 941-374-0304
FOR RENT OR sale: Palma Sola, 3BR/2BA, two-car
garage, pool, lanai. Block to bay. $1,595/month or owner
carry, $320,000. 941-778-3051 or 775-338-9492.
pool, fenced backyard, garage, and large corner lot,
pets OK, unfurnished! $1,800/month plus utilities.
Call Adele at An Island Place Realty, 941-779-9320
or 941-587-6328.
ANNUAL GULFFRONT: 2BR/2BA, 55-plus, heated
pool, direct beachfront, furnished! $1,100/month
plus utilities. Call Adele at An Island Place Realty,
941-779-9320 or 941-587-6328.
studio, beautifully landscaped, decorated and fur-
nished! $900/month plus utilities. Call Adele at An
Island Place Realty, 941-779-9320 or 941-587-6328.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1BA duplex. Anna Maria
City across from beach. $950/month plus utilities.
ANNUAL DUPLEX: 2BR/2BA, newly renovated,
walking distance to beach and shops. Ready to
move in immediately. $950/month. Call Bob at 941 -
527-7661 or 941-778-3960.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR townhouse 500 feet from
Gulf. Updates with granite, tile in kitchen, baths.
Patio, private yard, washer and dryer. $1,350/month.

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1BR/1BA upstairs apartment $675/month plus utilities.
2BR/2BA canal home $1,300/month plus utilities.
Annual lease, first and last plus security. No pets.

RENOVATED 1BR/1BA: walking distance to shop-
ping and beach. Tile floors, washer and dryer, lawn
service included. $725/month. 941-735-5375.
ANNUAL BRADENTON BEACH: ocean views from big
back yard. 2BR/1 BA. Washer and dryer. Pet OK, no pit
bulls, etc. 2204 Ave. C. $995/monthly. 216-469-2857.
floor duplex on quiet cul-de-sac in Holmes Beach.
2BR/2BA with large family room, patio and new
washer and dryer. Two blocks to beach and downtown.
$1,250/month. 941-753-6594 or 941-545-0669.
MONTHLY RENTAL: 2BR/2BA with den. Furnished
condo on canal. West Bradenton, five minutes to
beaches. $2,100/month. June through November
RIVIERA DUNES: 2BR/2BA, two-car garage, den,
formal dining, gated, maintenance-free, marina com-
munity on Manatee River. Pool, tennis, fitness center.
$1,850/month, annual lease. 941-358-7560.
LUXURY! BEACH HOUSE: Gulf views, 200 feet to
beach, 3BR/3.5BA, sleeps nine, pool-spa, elevator,
gourmet kitchen, granite tops, five TVs, golf cart. Check
pictures, prices, availability at www.costalotta.net or call
863-581-3252. 3600 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
appliances, new washer and dryer, large yard, plenty
of parking, five minutes to beaches! 941-761-9512.
55-PLUS MOBILE HOME resort: 1BR/1 BA turnkey
furnished, steps to Gulf and bay. Available Septem-
ber-December. $4800/month, $2,800/four months,
includes utilities. 941-778-5152.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 2BR/1BA furnished. $1,050/
month. Island Real Estate, 941-778-6066.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 3BR/2.5BA two-car garage
Perico Isle home. $1,800/month. Call Island Real
Estate, 941-778-6066.
ANNUAL RENTAL: 1BR/1BA updated, tile, $850/
month. Call Island Real Estate, 941-778-6066.
ANNUAL: ANNA MARIA 2BR duplex, just reno-
vated. $950/month plus utilities. 941-778-6088.
FOUR ARTIST STUDIOS: 400 sf each, Gulf
view. $275/month plus $40 electric. Also 1,200 sf
office space $725/month. First, last and security.
FOR RENT: 3BR/1BA nicely furnished home.
Updated, ground-level, walk to beach. First, last and
security. $950/month plus utilities. 941-727-5789.
ANNUAL: 4BR/3BA POOL home in Holmes
Beach. Fenced back yard, large corner lot, pets
OK, unfurnished! $1,800/month plus utilities. Call
Adele at An Island Place Realty, 941-779-9320 or
ANNUAL: 2BR/2BA, GULFFRONT, 55-plus, heated
pools, direct beachfront, furnished! $1,100/month
plus utilities. Call Adele at An Island Place Realty,
941-779-9320 or 941-587-6328.

BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME 75 x 106 lot across
the street from the beach in central Holmes Beach. Walk
S, ,. to shops and restaurants. Architect plans available for a
( ; i. ..- . custom designed, beautiful ground level home permissible
.. on this lot, or build up for gulf views! $627,500.

TURTLE CRAWL New coastal pool home. 3BR/2.5BA Low maintenance, Hardi-Plank
siding, metal roof, durable decking, 18-foot ceilings, wonderful finishes, pool, close to
beach, decorator furniture package available. $799,000.
SPANISH MAIN Wonderful detached 2BR/1BA villa on Longboat Key. Water views,
close to the clubhouse and deeded beach access. Spanish Main Yacht Club has much to
offer and is a beautiful and exciting 55-plus community. $395,900.
FULL GULF VIEWS! Unobstructed views of the Gulf from this adorable 2BR/IBA
turnkey condo in Bradenton Beach. Low association fees, no rental restrictions, and zero
maintenance. $499,000.
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ANNUAL: 1BR/1BA, GULFFRONT, furnished in
Bradenton Beach. $850/month plus utilities. Call
Adele at An Island Place Realty, 941-779-9320 or
ANNUAL: 2BR/2BA, ROOFTOP deck overlooks
Intracoastal and Gulf, furnished, $2,200/month plus
utilities. Call Adele at An Island Place Realty, 941-
779-9320 or 941-587-6328.
2BR/1.5BA, OFFICE, WASHER and dryer hookups.
Steps to beach, dead-end street. $950/month. First
and last plus utilities. 941-807-1734.
SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals.
1 BR/1 BA or 2BR/1 BA with pool. Walk to beach,
shopping, restaurants. 941-778-3426. Web site

on deep-water canal with large dock and views of
Tampa Bay. $779,000 or best offer. 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.
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 seawaHl/dock/20,000-lb lift. $989,500. Both
with community pool and tennis. Call Lynn Bankuty,
Realtor, SunCoast Real Estate, 941-737-1420.
C P R: 941-794.1515. Sale s, rentals, property man-
agement. Coastal Properties Realty. www.coastal-

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.

DESIRABLE ANNA MARIA lot for sale by owner,
50x1 10 feet. 117 Willow Avenue. Asking $500,000.

LONGBOAT DUPLEX: 4-6 bedrooms on canal.
Deeded beach access. Rent it out or redevelop
(adjacent property available). $799,000. Mary Ann
Namack, Longview Realty, 941-383-6112.
LOT FOR SALE: One block to Gulf. 50x100 feet,
cleared. $539,000. 215 71st St., Holmes Beach.
(941) 778-4036.
rental history. Updated, close to beach and bay.
Brand new furnished, bay windows with water view.
Hurricane Force-3 manufactured home. One mile
from Anna Maria Island and one block from Intra-
coastal Waterway with new marina and boat ramp.
Land owned. Home owner's association optional.
$159,900. 941-224-6521.
BRAND NEW 2BR/2BA villa with garage. Only $89/
month fee. $225,000. Bill, 941-518-9300.
HOLMES BEACH AREA: charming canal-
front home, newly renovated, 3BR/2BA. Granite
kitchen. 1.5 miles to beach. Sale, $599,000, rent
$1,600/month, or lease with purchase option.
FOR RENT OR sale: Palma Sola, 3BR/2BA, two-
car garage, pool, lanai. Block to bay. Owner carry,
$320,000. 941-778-3051 or 775-338-9492.
Beautifully updated and maintained, new roof,
turnkey furnished. Beach access just steps away,
bay views, boat dock, ample parking, great income
rental. Room for a pool. Convenient to restaurants
andshopping. $875,000.111 8th St. S., Bradenton
Beach. Bridget Spies, ReMax Properties, 941-308-
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BEACH CONDO: LIKE new. Priced below appraised
value. 717-392-4048.
BRAND NEW 3BR/2BA HOME IN pleasant Pal-
metto. Water views and shady pergola. Three-
car garage. $310,000 or offer. Call Carleen at

WEST BRADENTON: OPEN noon-4pm Sunday.
Six months condo fees paid! Free-standing, pri-
vate three-bedroom upgraded condo with two-car
garage, new lanai. Call for details, 941-792-0763.
$309,900.5605 Whipporwill Ct. off 59th Street West,

REDUCED $151,000! BUY now and save Real-
tor's fee and more. Brand new 3BR/3BA, steps
to beach, elevator, granite, bamboo floors, Gulf
view. $999,000. 941-932-7131. 747 Jacaranda,
Anna Maria.

OPEN HOUSE: 1-4pm Sunday: New home, 3,746 sf
3-4BR/3BA, granite/cherry kitchen, three screened,
verandas. $829,000. Horizon Realty, 941-725-7000.
303 58th St., Holmes Beach.
CANAL HOME FOR sale in Holmes Beach by
owner. $790,000. Call 717-392-4048.
UPDATED 3BR/2BA: 1,560 sf, tastefully furnished
and decorated, sold turnkey. For sale by owner.
Buyer's agents, 3 percent.$599,900 Appointments
only. 813-818-8314. 8104 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. www.bohnenberger.homesindeed.com.
COURTYARD COTTAGE, 700 feet to the bay
in north Anna Maria! Some peeks of the bay!
$405,000. Call Green Real Estate for more details.
OWNERS! WE HAVE a list of good, qualified tenants
seeking nice annual homes of all sizes. Consider
renting while the market heats up again! Please
call Adele at An Island Place Realty. Office, 941-
779-9320 or cell 941-587-6328.
friendly, small community next to Palma Sola Bay. A
very tidy and clean Richmond home on a double lot.
$299,000. Call Ken Jackson at Green Real Estate,

PERICO BAY CLUB: 3BR/2BA with full bay views!
Granite countertops, glazed porcelain tile, carpet,
designer furnishings, plantation shutters and more.
$575,000. 859-264-8644.

HOLMES BEACH AREA: charming canal-
front home, newly renovated, 3BR/2BA. Granite
kitchen. 1.5 miles to beach. For sale $599,000;
rent $1,600/month, or lease with purchase option.
struction, designer furnished, breathtaking views,
Jacuzzi. Great rental, walk to shopping, restaurants.
Both $995,000 or each $519,000. Captko462@aol.
com. 901-301-8299.
HOLMES BEACH AREA: charming canal-
front home, newly renovated, 3BR/2BA. Granite
kitchen. 1.5 miles to beach. Sale, $599,000, rent
$1,600/month, or lease with purchase option.
BRADENTON BEACH 2BR/2BA end unit with full
Gulf views. Turnkey furnished, stainless-steel appli-
ances, granite, boat docks, tennis, pool. $659,000.





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SANDY POINTE CONDO with many upgrades.
2BR/2BA plus two-car carport, new wood floors,
stainless-steel appliances, quartz countertop, ceil-
ing fans and blinds. Walk to beach, enjoy watching
wildlife from your cozy veranda or take a refreshing
dip in heated pool. Perfect Island residence or vaca-
tion getaway! $349,900. Chard Winheim, Horizon
Realty, 941-713-6743.
1BR/1BA SANDPIPER MOBILE resort: 55-plus,
steps to Gulf and bay. Land, furnished, patio, cen-
tral air conditioning and heat. Renovated. $144,000.
941-778-3051 or 775-338-9492.
ANNA MARIA: 3BR/1BA home. Updated, fully fur-
nished, ground-level. Two blocks to Gulf. $515,000.

OPEN SATURDAY AND Sunday 1 pm-3pm. Beauti-
ful, furnished, 2BR/2BA condo overlooking the pool
and Gulf. $699,000. 5400 Gulf Drive #32, Holmes
Beach. Island Team, Wedebrock Real Estate, 941-

OPEN SATURDAY AND Sunday 1 pm-3pm. Remod-
eled house, 4BR/3BA. $899,000. 941-730-3653.
408 Poinsettia Road. Anna Maria. Island Team,
Wedebrock Real Estate, 941-730-3653.

FIXER UPPERS: BARGAINS, these homes need
work, lowest prices. Call for a free list with pictures.
Free recorded message, 800-946-4016, ID#1048.
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MILLION-DOLLAR VISTAS with cool mountain
breezes high atop the Smokies between presti-
gious Highlands/Franklin/Dillard. Exclusive, private,
secluded. Huge homesites from $175,000.800-679-
7976. www.highlandspass.com.
heat in the beautiful peaceful mountains of west-
ern North Carolina. Homes, cabins, acreage and
investments. Cherokee Mountain GMAC Real
Estate. cherokeemountainrealty.com. Call for free
brochure, 800-841-5868.
mountains, you are sure to find the perfect
spot to call home. Call Nancy Gaines, Gables
& Gates, 865-388-7703 or 865-777-9191.
GULFFRONT LOTS: $595,000. Homes starting mid
$300s. New master-planned oceanfront community
on beautiful Mustang Island, near Corpus Christi,
Texas. www.cinnamonshore.com, 866-891-5163.
MURPHY, N.C.: AAH, cool summers, mild winters.
Affordable homes and mountain cabins, land. Call
for free brochure, 877-837-2288. Exit Realty Moun-
tain View Properties. www.exitmurphy.com.
NORTH CAROLINA: COOL mountain air, views
and streams. Homes, cabins and acreage. Free
brochure, 800-642-5333. Realty Of Murphy, 317
Peachtree St., Murphy NC 28906. www.realtyofmur-

NATIONAL BUILDER: ZERO percent down when
you own land! Home built on your lot starting at
$58 per square foot. Call for free color brochures.
COSTA RICA PROPERTY! Free information! 1.25-
acre titled lots, $46,900, pre-development. Roads,
utilities/hot!! Investment financing. For free passport
travel pouches, toll-free, 866-884-4634.
wooded lakefront lot, $66,500; 5.1-acre wooded-
view lot, $28,900. Call Lakeside Realty at 423-626-
5820, or visit www.lakesiderealty-tn.com.
EUFALA, ALA.,: WATERFRONT gated commu-
nity two hours from Atlanta and the coast. 1/2 to
3 acres from the $40s. Fishing, boating, swimming
and more. Clubhouse, boat slips, nature trails. 866-
sale. Up to $10,000 off all waterfront parcels! Par-
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4 Root holders
10 End of
16 Minor player
19 Manning the
20 Good to go
21 Perl'ume bottle
22 Itinerary info:
23 Yo-yo
24 Demonstration
against a Miss
America pageant?
26 Riddle-me-__
27 One making calls
from home
29 Off one's feed
30 Tourist's aid
31 Fingerprint feature
33 Multiplying
38 Legendary elephant
40 Sinuous swimmer
41 It maddens MADD
42 Italian innkeeper
43 Loose rope fiber
used as caulking
45 Ruckus
47 Shoebox letters
50 Grant-giving grp.

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publications about
58 Rush violently
59 Interstice
60 Northern Ireland
politician Paisley
and others
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63 Follower of
Shakespeare? -
65 Matter of aesthetics
66 Honored Fr.
67 Fab Four forename
68 One who
accidentally blurts
out "I did it!"?
75 De
76 Do-do connector
771In excelsis __
78 Perp prosecutors
79_ B'rith
80 Is indisposed
81 Use as a resource
82 Nobel-winning
poet Heaney
87 Nose-picking and
belching in the
White House?
92L.A.P.D. part
93 Work for eds.
94 Untilled tract
95 Coil inventor
96 Where people
travel between
100"Little Birds"
103 Twisted letter

105 Person who's not
106 Competitor's
dedication to hard
111 Shaded spots
112 Carnation or rose
113 Gray spray
114 Come back again
117 Bird __
118 Item to be checked
on a census form?
123 Bit for an
124 Considerably
125Taking prescription
drugs, informally
126 Put something on
127 Ki (Korea's
legendary founder)
128 Antigua-to-
Barbados dir.
129 What to see in a
Chevrolet, in old
130 Got as a result
131 With 1-Across, an
agreeable guy

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2 '06 class member,
3 Hairsplitter
4 One bom on a
5"Splitting Heirs"
6 Patterned after
7 Tiger Stadium's

8 Minor, at law
9 Like some hair
10 Recipient of much
intl. aid
11 Opposite of tiptoe
12Turkic language
13 Fruity frozen treat
14Cyclades island
15 Unwelcome visitor
16 Healthful exercise,
17 Home of the John
Day Fossil Beds
18 "The Quiet
American" author
25 Bulldoze
324-Downs, e.g.
34 Really run
35 "Jenny" co-star,
36 Feudal estate
37 Canines to beware
38 "Zuckerman
Unbound" novelist
39.Ldcale of Interstate
44Teatro alla Scala
46 Players for prayers
48 Like some sees
49 Sister of Thalia
52 Contorted
53 Sometime sale site
54 Decided one would
55 Continuously
56 Male issue

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62In place of
64 With great strength
67 Take as an affront
68Flyboys' hdqrs.
70 Leave a mark on
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72 Faith of fakirs
73 V.I.P. at V.P.I., say
74 Burkina__

80 Stubborn sorts 96 Gibes

83 Penguin variety
$5 Where Lew
Alcindor played
86 Critic's award
88 Touchy subject
89 Fails to be
90 Garlic relative
91 Whodunit title

97 Down Under
98 Have covered
99 In
101" robbed!"
102 More prone to pry
104 Flash light?
107 Pot- (French
vegetables dish)
108 Must have

109 Lyon is its capital
110 Under a spell
115 Watering aid
116 Some till fill
119 Abbr. after Sen.
Judd Gregg's name
120 Nine-digit ID
121 Org. that publishes
American Hunter
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LUXURY ON THE ISLAND BeaiJllui lownnome.
New in 2005, 3BR/2 5BA, two-car garage, pool,
elevator, orian anda rile. Watch the sunsels from
Iwo balconies Carolyn/Joe Cordrey, 94.1 776-3300.
MLS#524055 $749,000.

garage, new rool, windows, llooring, like riew,
nice waler view Harold Small. 941 -778 2246
MLS#525623 $349,000

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2,000sl galed community, rwo pools lenriris.elevaor,
prolecleddeep walker 35-oolcbltoallip.DaveM,)yriihan,
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Geraldsonri Farms Produce
King Middle School
9. U.S. Post Office
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