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Internationally known highwire act to perform at chamber’s Cityfest

Fans of all ages, introducing the one and only Flying Wallendas in their first-ever performance on a high wire on Anna Maria Island.

The group will be performing its famous highwire act for the first time at Cityfest in Holmes Beach.

The Wallendas will perform three, 30-minute, highwire shows during Island Cityfest at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 11, and Saturday, April 12, at 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Rick Wallenda told Holmes Beach city commissioners at their Feb. 11 meeting that he and four or five of his family members will walk across 125 feet of wire, 30 feet above the ground without a safety net. The performance will take place over the baseball diamond at Birdie Tebbetts Field at the north end of the city field.

“This is our fifth year for our founder’s day festival and we wanted to juice it up,” said Mary Ann Brockman, president of the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce. “We also wanted to make it more family friendly.”

The city commission approved the chamber’s permit for the performance, which came with a $5 million public liability insurance policy and $500 deposit from the chamber.

Wallenda asked if any commissioners would like to ride on his shoulders during the performance, and laughed when a look of terror fell over their faces.

“Do you want us to approve this or not?” Commission Chair Judy Titsworth asked.

The Wallenda dynasty of circus performers started in the 1700s, according to their website. The patriarch, Karl Wallenda, started performing in his family’s circus at age six in 1905. He began his own tightrope act in Europe during the 1920s, when U.S. circus tycoon John Ringling discovered him.

Ringling signed the Wallendas to his Ringling Barnum and Bailey Circus tour in 1928, and they debuted in Madison Square Gardens in New York City. As legend has it, their safety net became lost and they were forced to do the show without it, receiving a 15-minute long, standing ovation at the successful conclusion.

From then on, the Wallendas did their stunts without a safety net, headlining for the circus for more than two decades.

Although, during a performance in Akron Ohio, all four members fell, they landed uninjured. The following day, a newspaper coined the term “Flying Wallendas,” saying that the family had fallen “so gracefully that it seemed as if they were flying.”

Today the performing Wallendas are mostly Karl’s grandchildren.

“We are very excited to have the Wallendas perform at Cityfest,” Brockman said. “This is a great addition to our annual celebration.

The Islander newspaper is a five-year media sponsor of Island Cityfest.

Paul Roat, Islander editor-photographer dies

Paul M. Roat, 56, a longtime area newsman of Sarasota and formerly of Bradenton Beach, died Saturday, Feb. 15.

He was a lifelong resident of the area who served as a valued source of historical perspective during his tenure as frequent writer and editor for two newspapers on Anna Maria Island from the 1970s to the present day.

He earned a scholarship to the University of Florida from then-publisher of The Islander, Don Moore.

He was the son of a Bradenton Beach postmaster, his mother was familiar to islanders at the Bridge Street hardware store, and later worked at a law firm, and he grew up in Bradenton Beach in an idyllic fashion, while acquiring an early appreciation for news and photo journalism at Manatee High School.

Moore gave Mr. Roat his first job out of college.

And Mr. Roat soon figured in coverage of some of the area’s notable moments.

His work spanned coverage of news for the former Islander newspaper in the 1970s-80s, including photos taken from the top of the remaining span of the Skyway Bridge within moments of the disaster at the bridge in 1980 that sent 35 people to their deaths.

He also took pride in his photos in August 1993 from a small craft shortly after a three-ship collision that resulted in fire aboard one ship and the release of 30,000 gallons of crude oil from another ship into the Tampa shipping channel.

In 1984-87, Mr. Roat served as a legislative aide to state Rep. Jim Lombard. In 1989, he became the first staff member for the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program, contributing to the fundraising effort that enabled the program to flourish.

He contributed to numerous SBEP publications and was co-editor of the 1992 SBEP “Framework for Action,” and co-writer and editor of the 1995 SBEP management plan, “Sarasota Bay, the Voyage to Paradise Reclaimed.”

Mr. Roat’s career included work for Clubhouse magazine, later Sarasota magazine, and the Siesta Key Pelican Press. He was a writer for SiestaSand.net at the time of his death.

He also authored two volumes of “The Insider’s Guide to Sarasota & Bradenton” guide book and various other guide publications over the years.

He was editor of The Islander newspaper for 17 years, starting at its launch date in November 1992, and wrote a column titled “Sandscript,” always seeking to improve environmental conditions for Anna Maria Island and beyond.

Most recently he rallied in a column to derail a developers’ plans for Long Bar Pointe.

He oversaw several Islander projects, stories and features recognized and honored by the Florida Press Association.

He acquired an extensive collection of work by Florida-based authors and was a founding member of Mystery Florida, a nonprofit group that sponsors an annual gathering of mystery writers and aficionados in Sarasota.

“He was a great friend who eagerly shared his love for news, John D. MacDonald’s series of books featuring Travis McGee, and his upbringing in Bradenton Beach. He will be dearly missed and remembered with each night’s flash of green at sunsets on Anna Maria Island,” said Islander publisher Bonner Joy.

“He was raised on the waters of Sarasota Bay and he liked to often write from his perspective as a ‘little Roat.’ One such story recalled harvesting sand dollars and selling them to tourist shops for 3 cents each.”

Mr. Roat was molded into a savior for the environment and a great reader and thinker.

The Islander is planning a memorial for the Tingley Library in Bradenton Beach, where Mr. Roat served many years as a board member, a journalism scholarship and a mystery book sale to benefit the library.

Memorial donations may be made at The Islander, 5604B Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.

No services are planned.

Mr. Roat is survived by his aunt Margaret Roat of Ludington, Mich., several cousins in Michigan and Colorado, and his “almost children,” Kendra Presswood of Holmes Beach, and Damon Presswood of Bradenton.

 

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Joe Bird and Paul Roat.

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Paul Roat at the beach in the late 1970s.

 

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Paul Roat, on both sides of a camera.

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Paul Roat’s views of the May 1980 Sunshine Skyway Bridge disaster.

New sign ordinance confuses some AM business owners

Anna Maria’s newest sign ordinance, passed Jan. 9, says A-frame signs may no longer be displayed at businesses.

“The owners get one sign for their business, but it can’t be an A-frame sign,” said city building official Bob Welch.

A menu sign for a restaurant is permitted under the ordinance, he said, although it can’t be an A-frame sign.

That’s got Markus Siegler, owner of Beach Fashion Boutique, 9908 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, confused.

“A-frame signs were permitted when we opened our business 14 months ago. I was negatively surprised that this ordinance did not allow the current A-frame signs,” he said.

Siegler, who also operates a concierge business and has a real estate license, said he agrees with the idea of uniformity for real estate signs in the city.

“But I don’t see the reason to take away an inexpensive form of advertising and marketing such as this small sign,” he said. It does not seem fair to penalize those few businesses that had A-frame signs before the ordinance passed, he added.

Without the sign pointing toward the boutique, Siegler said many visitors would not know the boutique exists.

Just a few doors south of Beach Fashion Boutique is Rudy’s Subs and More, 9806 Gulf Drive.

Co-owner Sally Woodward said a code enforcement officer told her the store’s menu sign was OK in its present location and size.

Welch said that A-frame signs were permitted under the old ordinance, but they were often placed inappropriately or were the wrong size. Enforcement became an issue and the commission decided to eliminate them.

Menu boards no higher than 4 feet are permitted, Welch noted.

Siegler said he might ask the commission to consider an amendment to grandfather A-frame signs that existed and were permitted at the time the ordinance was adopted.

Welch estimated 10-12 A-frame signs in the city do not conform with the new sign ordinance.

Bradenton Beach channel dredging inches closer to reality

Dredging the channel along the Sarasota Bay coastline of Bradenton Beach is a subject that comes up every few months with not a lot of solid news, other than the project will eventually happen.

For residents with docks that jut to the channel, it can be problematic to negotiate a vessel into navigable waters and, at times, low tide can make the task impossible for some.

Bradenton Beach Police Lt. John Cosby, who plans capital improvement projects through the CIP committee, met with city officials at a Feb. 13 work session with department heads.

Cosby assured officials that the longstanding dredge plan, which is being funded by the West Coast Inland Navigation District, is making progress. At what pace, Cosby could not confirm with confidence.

“I met with WCIND and they have assured us that they will have a draft of the permit application by the end of the month,” said Cosby. “From there, it will go to the state.”

While trying to use the channel has been frustrating for some, Cosby said the good news is that it is not as bad as thought when the project was first requested.

“There are about six or seven spots along the whole channel where we have a bad water level,” said Cosby. “So the project is not as big as we first thought.”

Because the project will require seagrass mitigation, the city is seeking to make it a joint project with Manatee County. Cosby said the county has a good seagrass mitigation program.

While a joint project appears to be a good thing, Cosby said it has taken awhile to get the entities to agree on what needs to be done.

“But now we are all on the same page, so that project is moving forward,” said Cosby.

HBPD chief fights ‘possible loss of information, life’

Holmes Beach Police Chief Bill Tokajer told commissioners Feb. 11 that changing his department’s dispatch service to a central dispatch system could cause critical delays in dispatch time, resulting in “possible loss of information and life.”

Tokajer presented Mayor Carmel Monti and commissioners with a memorandum reviewing the prospect of combining the Holmes Beach Police Department’s dispatch operations with the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

Currently 911 calls within city limits are answered by the Manatee County Emergency Communications Center and directed to HBPD dispatch. The merger would mean that calls would be answered by the ECC and transferred to the sheriff’s office.

Officers representing a dozen or more police departments from around the state responded to Tokajer’s request for input on the possible merger. While many praised similar interdepartmental agreements, the majority voiced concerns.

Melding the 24-hour dispatch centers would most likely mean the Holmes Beach dispatch could be replaced with someone to cover the front desk around the clock and take complaints. The measure would reduce full-time positions, overtime expenses and eliminate staffing shortages with regard to the communications center.

While that would seemingly save the city money, Tokajer warned officials of unintended consequences and underlying expenses.

Tokajer said he would have to staff a “liaison from the agency” to be at the central dispatch center 24/7. He also talked about the possibility of hiring additional clerical staff and call-takers at ECC to handle an “influx of complaints” currently handled by the HBPD center.

Tokajer’s report highlighted more cons than pros in the event of a merger, including lack of control over staffing and accountability.

In addition, the union could cause an array of confusion involving logistic difficulties, delay in response time and difficulty retrieving records.

“This would not only slow our response time to calls, but it would adversely affect our opportunity to make arrests on calls that are in progress,” Tokajer wrote in the report. “The (2008) kidnapping and murder of Denise Lee in North Port could have had a different outcome if it had occurred in the city of Holmes Beach as the call would have been answered by a police dispatcher who would have been aware of the working case.”

Denise Amber Lee was kidnapped Jan. 17, 2008, at gunpoint from her North Port home by a stranger named Michael King.

In that case, a witness told a 911 dispatcher that she saw someone screaming, slapping at a window of a Camaro as it drove south from North Port on U.S. 41. The call was never dispatched to the deputies searching for Lee and a similar vehicle.

Lee’s body was found two days later. King was convicted of Lee’s kidnapping, rape and murder, and sentenced to death.

The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office settled with Lee’s family in civil court for $1.25 million in a wrongful death lawsuit against the department.

However, North Port has a population of nearly 60,000 residents and spans 104 square miles. It’s vastly different from the city of Holmes Beach, a 1.6-mile community of 5,000 residents.

Jeff Leffert, former police chief in Port St. Joe in the Florida Panhandle with a similar populace and land span as Holmes Beach, said merging with the dispatch of Gulf County greatly reduced his city’s salaried full-time positions.

“Bottom line, each agency’s dispatch expenses were reduced by 50 percent,” he wrote to Tokajer. “It’s four years later and it’s still working.”

But other law enforcement agencies were opposed to merging dispatch departments.

“One of the main cons is not having control of the communication personnel’s actions,” Sgt. Gary Barrett of the Leesburg Police Department wrote in an email.

“This can affect both officer safety and customer service for the community. Without the communication center being under your control by policy and procedures, there may be no ability or limited input to initiate corrective actions for mishandled calls, dispatching or other communications.”

Last year, HBPD received 974 transferred calls from the ECC. Those calls made up 11 percent of the calls for service in 2013, meaning 89 percent of calls went directly to the Holmes Beach dispatch center.

The report said the merger could also mean lost grant opportunities and added costs of up to $200,000 for consolidating computer-aided dispatch systems.

Commissioners will discuss Tokajer’s report at the next at the Feb. 25 meeting, which will be held at city hall, 5801 Marina Drive, at 7 p.m.

String of lies lands man in jail

A U.S. Coast Guard patrol on board their vessel observed a boat cruising in Sarasota Bay Feb. 8 near the 2000 block of Gulf Drive South in Bradenton Beach.

The boat was operating without navigational lights and was stopped. Coast Guard personnel observed a man who appeared to be intoxicated and contacted the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy conducted a field sobriety test at Coquina Beach.

After determining the suspect failed the FST, the suspect was arrested for misdemeanor boating under the influence and transported to the Manatee County jail, where he gave the name of a 45-year-old Chiefland man, who turned out to be a relative of the suspect.

Later that day, James Dibell, 44, of Chiefland, was additionally charged with another misdemeanor for providing a false name to law enforcement.

Dibell also was wanted on a felony burglary warrant out of Bradenton.

The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office initially processed Dibell under the false name he provided, which initiated criminal proceedings against his relative.

Because the deception led to another person being charged with a crime, Dibell’s crime of providing a fake name to law enforcement was elevated to a felony charge, criminal use of fraudulent identification.

According to the last of three probable cause affidavits filed in this case, the relative told police it wasn’t the first time Dibell had used his name after being arrested, which has caused problems for him the past.

Dibell was booked into the Manatee County jail and held on $1,500 bond. As of Islander press time, he remained in custody. Dibell is scheduled to be arraigned at 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.

Sex offender lists Cortez Bridge for address

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has listed convicted sex offender as a “transient (boater) offshore by the Cortez Bridge.”

According to the FDLE website, the offender, 53, was found guilty in 1989 in Ohio of attempted statutory rape. He has completed his sentence and is no longer under supervision.

However, Florida law requires all convicted sex offenders to list their current address with the FDLE.

He came to Florida from Texas, according to the website.

Another sex offender lives in the 4200 block of 129th Street West in Cortez, according to the database.

Holmes Beach has one convicted sex offender living in the 6400 block of Flotilla Drive, while Bradenton Beach has one convicted sex offender residing in the 2500 block of Avenue C.

The FDLE records show no convicted sex offenders living in Anna Maria.

Calendar – 02-19-2014

Wednesday, Feb. 19

10 a.m.-5 p.m. — Coquina Beach Arts and Crafts Fest, Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Also takes place Thursday, Feb. 20. Information: 352-344-0657.

Noon: Anna Maria Garden Club meeting, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-2607.

Noon — Anna Maria Island Historical Society annual membership luncheon, Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Reservations required. Fee applies. Information: 407-415-2678.

2 p.m. — The Lifelong Learning Series explores the biological basis for violence, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: Information: 941-778-6341.

6:25 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Thursday, Feb. 20

10 a.m.-4 p.m. — Coquina Beach arts and Crafts Festival and Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park benefit, Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-518-4431.

6:25 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Friday, Feb. 21

1:30 p.m. — Island Surfset demo, Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.

5-7 p.m. —Annie Silver Community Center dinner of  spaghetti with meatballs, salad and dessert, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-3580.

6:26 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Saturday, Feb. 22

9 a.m.-2 p.m. — Pines Trailer Park white elephant and bake sales, Church Avenue and Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach.

10 a.m.-3 p.m. — Tingley Memorial Library book sale, 111 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-779-1208.

1-3 p.m. — Introduction to mandalas workshop, Artspace studio and gallery, 101 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Information: 941-243-3835.

2 p.m. — The Friends of the Island Library lecture series presents ballroom dancers Souhad and Tess Chawi, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: Information: 941-778-6341.

5-10 p.m. — Bridge Street Merchants bluegrass celebration, 107 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Information:

6 p.m. — The Anna Maria Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization’s Spring Fling dance, Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 215-906-0668.

6:27 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Sunday, Feb. 23

9 a.m.-4 p.m. — Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island car show, Holmes Beach city field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-254-7255.

9 a.m.-2 p.m. — Pines Trailer Park white elephant and bake sales, Church Avenue and Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach.

2 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra’s Opera on Anna Maria Island, featuring an opera concert of Giuseppe Verdi’s “La Traviata,” CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-795-2370.

6:27 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Monday, Feb. 24

6:28 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Off-island

Wednesday, Feb. 19

2 p.m. — “Downton Abbey Tea,” Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-323-5866.

3 p.m. — Florida Maritime Museum lecture on privateers, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-708-6120.

 

Coming up

• March 1-2, Mixon Fruit Farms Orange Blossom Festival, Bradenton.

• March 7-8, Friends of the Island Library book sale, Holmes Beach.

• March 8-9, Anna Maria Island Art League Springfest, Holmes Beach.

• March 15, Anna Maria Island Community Center Tour of Homes, islandwide.

 

Save the date

• April 5, Bradenton Marauders’ first home game, Bradenton.

• April 5, Keep Manatee Beautiful Make Every Day Earth Day, countywide.

• April 12, Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market, Bradenton Beach.

• April 12, An Island Affaire gala, Anna Maria Island Community Center, Anna Maria.

• April 19, Sandbar Restaurant Easter egg hunt, Anna Maria.

 

Calendar announcements

AME Calendar

Thursday, Feb. 20, third-quarter progress reports.

6-11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, Spring Fling, Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.

9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 24, author Howard Binko visits the AME media center.

7:50-8:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 4, volunteers’ breakfast, AME cafeteria.

1:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, early release.

3:15 p.m. Monday, March 3, School Advisory Committee meeting, AME media center.

Friday, March 7, second-grade field trip to Island Gallery West in Holmes Beach.

8:45 a.m.- noon Tuesday, March 11, Parent Teacher Organization board meeting, AME conference room.

5-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, PTO dinner and fifth-grade play, AME auditorium.

Saturday, March 15, family sports day.

9:15 a.m. Thursday, March 20, fire drill.

Thursday, March 20, third-, fourth- and fifth-grade bird-watching on the beach with Jon Ginaven.

Friday, March 21, end of third quarter.

March 24-28, spring break, no school.

Monday, March 31, record day, no school.

AME is at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. For more information, call 941-708-5525.

Send calendar announcements to calendar@islander.org. Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via email and phone. The deadline for submissions is the Wednesday a week before publication. High-resolution photographs welcome.

Real Estate – 02-19-2014

203 Spruce Ave., Anna Maria, a 696 sfla / 832 sfur 2bed/1bath home built in 1952 on a 63×138 lot was sold 01/22/14, Spahn to Stern for $1,450,000; list $1,495,000.

214 Spring Ave., Anna Maria, a 3,189 sfla / 4,647 sfur 6bed/5½bath/2car pool home built in 2013 on a 52×145 lot was sold 01/30/14, Ideal Island Properties LLC to Twenty One Properties LLC for $1,325,000; list $1,345,000.

113 Gull Drive, Anna Maria, a 2,447 sfla / 3,165 sfur 3bed/2bath/1car canalfront pool home built in 1969 on a 91×100 lot was sold 01/24/14, Mason to Fisher for $850,000; list $849,900.

4118 Fifth Ave., Unit A, Villas on Fifth, Holmes Beach, a 2,786 sfla / 3,748 sfur 6bed/3½bath/2car land condo with pool built in 2009 was sold 01/29/14, Pakbaz to Matthias for $775,000.

5606 Holmes Blvd., Unit B, Barefoot Bungalows, Holmes Beach, a 1,040 sfla / 1,502 sfur condo with pool built in 1957 was sold 01/29/14, Matthias to Bayer for $565,000; list $598,000.

524 Blue Heron Drive, Anna Maria, a 1,653 sfla / 2,173 sfur 3bed/2bath home built in 1980 on a 122×119 lot was sold 01/30/14, King to Anna Maria Costal Homes LLC for $502,000; list $510,000.

8806 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, a 936 sfla / 1,359 sfur 2bed/2bath/2car pool home built in 1976 on a 50×100 lot was sold 01/29/14, Chritton to Toehold on 45th Street LLC for $465,000; list $522,000.

113 31st St., Holmes Beach, a 1,602 sfla / 2,444 sfur 3bed/2bath/2car pool home built in 2002 on a 50×105 lot was sold 01/24/14, HSBC Bank to Mattes for $450,000; list $450,000.

7000 Gulf Drive, Unit 109, Tiffany Place, Holmes Beach, a 1,610 sfla / 1,790 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1978 was sold 01/29/14, Jones to Wadsworth for $420,000.

6200 Flotilla Drive, Unit 262, Westbay Point and Moorings, Holmes Beach, a 1,266 sfla / 1,458 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1979 was sold 01/27/14, Zeller to Suzor for $370,000; list $379,000.

502 Bayview Drive, Holmes Beach, a 1,214 sfla / 1,660 sfur 3bed/2bath canalfront home built in 1958 on a 75×120 lot was sold 01/29/14, Thornton to Katz for $325,000.

2502 Gulf Drive N., Unit 206, Club Bamboo, Bradenton Beach, a 735 sfla 1bed/1bath condo with shared pool built in 1975 was sold 01/29/14, Perez to Misci LLC for $315,000.

201 35th St., Unit 5, Anna Maria Beach Place, Holmes Beach, a 630 sfla 1bed/1bath condo with shared pool built in 1969 was sold 01/23/14, Kreps to Morel for $283,000; list $318,000.

3801 E. Bay Drive, Unit 108, Sunbow Bay, Holmes Beach, a 1,121 sfla / 1,222 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with shared pool built in 1981 was sold 01/27/14, Lawrence to Abela for $265,000; list $279,000.

2515 Ave. C, Bradenton Beach, a 1,584 sfla / 1,674 sfur 4bed/2bath duplex built in 1970 on a 50×100 lot was sold 01/28/14, Cozart to Derwent Investments LLC for $259,900.

3000 Gulf Drive, Unit 6, Palm Cay, Holmes Beach, a 756 sfla 1bed/1bath condo with shared pool built in 1980 was sold 01/29/14, Bray to Maclaren for $205,000; list $219,900.

2502 Gulf Drive, Unit 109, Club Bamboo, Bradenton Beach, a 681 sfla 1bed/1bath condo with shared pool built in 1975 was sold 01/29/14, Perez to Misci LLC for $205,000.

2502 Gulf Drive, Unit 202, Club Bamboo, Bradenton Beach, a 681 sfla 1bed/1bath condo with shared pool built in 1975 was sold 01/29/14, Tomasko to Misci LLC for $199,000.

2502 Gulf Drive, Unit 202, Club Bamboo, Bradenton Beach, a 609 sfla 1bed/1bath condo with shared pool built in 1975 was sold 01/29/14, Aqua Props LLC to Misci LLC for $135,000.

Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria, can be reached at 941-778-7244.