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JULY 15, 1998
County, fire goal: better EMS service
By Pat Copeland
Manatee County and fire district officials recently
held their first subcommittee meeting to discuss ways
to enhance the county's emergency medical service.
The subcommittee is a part of the county/fire dis-
trict roundtable meetings that have been held since
Jaunary.The purpose of the roundtable meetings is to
foster a closer relationship between fire districts and
between the fire districts and the county's emergency
"The subcommittee gives us the opportunity to
brainstorm on the issue of EMS delivery and how the
fire service can play into that," said Anna Maria/West
Side Fire Chief Andy Price. "We have been an impor-
tant link in EMS for a long time. I think we can be a
part of EMS and improve on the level of care."
Manatee County Administrator Ernie Padgett said
his first step will be to get policy direction from the
board of county commissioners.
may net city
By Paul Roat
Bradenton Beach officials have come up with a
way to score a cool $189,000 in additional revenue next
year without raising taxes.
The reason is an increase in service taxes on elec-
tricity, metered or bottled gas, water, and telecommu-
nication services in the city. And the kicker is that the
seller of the services pays, not the consumer.
City commissioners have unanimously approved
an ordinance that restructures the service taxes. Previ-
ously, the city collected a 3.5 percent tax through a
1989 ordinance. However, City Clerk Alice Baird
learned that most municipalities in the state have now
adopted a 10-percent tax on electricity, gas and water,
with a 7-percent change for telecommunications, and
recommended the change.
City projections for the 1998-99 fiscal year indi-
cate the previous tax rate would result in $83,848 in
revenue. Under the change, the city will receive
$272,812, an increase of $188,964.
Excluded from the service tax are governmental
uses, including the school district, and churches.
The current budget for fiscal year 1997-98 in
Bradenton Beach is $1.62 million.
Rescue for the
By Jim Hanson
Movie stars who dance with wolves aren't even in it
-Anna Maria Island has a guy who Dances With Sharks.
A six-foot shark stranded itself in shallow water at the
Manatee Public Beach and was flailing desperately, ac-
cording to beachgoer James Helvie of Longboat Key.
Lifeguard Collin Schmidt just ran into the water,
got his muscular arms around the shark, staggered up
the beach and out to the end of the pier, where he tossed
the shark into deep water.
Schmidt was taking some time off this week but his
chief, Jay Moyles, confirmed it all.
"He was helping, and I think many living things are
aware when someone is trying to help," he said, "even
that good-sized nurse shark."
"I have to make sure my board is apprised and get
direction on how far 1 can go," Padgett explained. "They'll
ask if there's a common voice among the fire districts on
this and how many departments want to participate.
Where are we as far as the level of interest?"
Price said five fire districts have shown an inter-
est in the study Anna Maria. West Side. Braden
River, Myaaka and Duette but not all want the same
level of participation.
"We see the demand for EMS service increasing
faster than the county is putting money into it." pointed
out Braden River Fire Chief Henry Sheffield. "We've
been partners in EMS for years and we want to know,
how we can we fit into your plan to provide better ser-
vice. Let's work together."
The increased demand for EMS care occurs
throughout the county, Sheffield said. For example, on
Anna Maria during the seasonal influx of visitors and
in outlying areas such as Nlvaaka because of distance.
Price said 60 to 70 percent of his district's calls are
Still, might it not have sunk a tooth into Schmidt?
"Well, it's like 'Would your dog bite?' 'Does he
Schmidt knows which sharks he can handle and
which he can't, said Moyles: "He's petted a few sharks
on the bottom when he was diving and shook the tail
of one to move it along."
He described Schmidt, who is his lieutenant, as an
expert diver who grew up in the Village on the north end
of Longboat Key "like Huckleberry Finn down there."
He's a good waterman like most Manatee County
lifeguards, said Moyles, and is a fisherman and hunter,
"a real outdoorsman. He spends vacations on a ranch
near Taos (N.M.) helping keep track of elk herds."
I-lelvie remains very impressed.
"I wonder how many sharks have been rescued by
lifeguards in Florida in the last 100 years I doubt it's
He's riflil. Schmidt's is the only one on record.
medical rather than fire and it's a natural progression
for the fire district to become involved in EMS.
"Our response times are very good because of the
location of our stations," Price added. "We're filling the
gap and maybe we could fill it even better and take the
strain off EMS."
"Maybe that hasn't occurred in the past because.
we've had an outstanding EMS but like every other gov-
ernment service they're stretched and they've only got so
many dollars to provide the service," Sheffield noted.
Myaaka Fire Chief Bobby Dodge said his district's
response times are seven to eight minutes but EMS takes
18 minutes to arrive. However. "The demand and the
money are not there to station an ambulance in Myaaka,
so we have to find a better method of delivery."
Longboat Key Fire Chief John Howe said the
subcommittee's first step is to establish a goal, for
example, to determine the most effective method of
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Coast Guard changes ..................................... 2
Opinions ................... ..... ............. 6
Those W ere the Days ................................... 7
Pet Boardings.................... .................. .... 8
Stir-it-up .................. .......... ...................... 12
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.Anna Maria Island tides .......................... ... 19
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i] PAGE 2 M JULY 15, 1998 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Command change takes place at Station Cortez
By Paul Roat
In an emotional ceremony that engendered more
than its share of misty eyes and sniffling noses, com-
mand of the U.S. Coast Guard station in Cortez
Master Chief Boatswain Mate Diane Bucci read
the brief orders that transferred command of the station
to Chief Boatswain Mate Brian Huff. The change of
command ceremony within the Coast Guard is unusual
in the military and transfers total responsibility, author-
ity and accountability from one person to another.
There are some other unique items regarding
She was the first enlisted woman in the Coast
Guard to command afloat, aboard the Cutter Capstan.
She is the first woman to hold the rank of Mas-
ter Chief in the Coast Guard.
She is leaving to become chief of staff at Coast
Guard headquarters in Washington, D.C., something
she described as "an important posting."
Bucci was officer in command in Cortez for three
years. She is married and has three children and two
Huff began his Coast Guard career in 1984. He has
served out of the station in Chincoteague, Va., and was
on two deployments in support of troops in Operation
Desert Storm. Huff also served aboard five Coast
Guard vessels. Station Cortez will be his first posting
as officer in charge.
discussion Friday in
Bradenton Beach Mayor Connie Drescher
will discuss the placement of parking meters on
Bridge Street at a special meeting of the
Bradenton Beach Business Association at 7 p.m.
Friday, July 17, at Bradenton Beach City Hall.
For more information, call association Vice
President Jim Toomey, 779-1238 or 779-2432.
Master Chief Boatswain Mate Diane Bucci, left, with Capt. G. Sloan and incoming station commander Chief
Boatswain Mate Brian Huff Change of command of Station Cortez, from Bucci to Huff, took place last week.
Islander Photo: Paul Roat
He is married and will live in the area.
Station Cortez is responsible for about 60 miles of
EMS, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
"The challenge is consistency in patient care -- to
get everybody to the same playing field, and response
times are critical," said Dr. David Nonell, the county's
Price said the group should study various methods
of delivery, list the pros and cons and costs of each and
seek methods of funding to reach the goal.
"We can't put a fire engine and ambulance on every
comer," Padgett noted. "There's a reasonable expectation.
We need to be of one accord on the acceptable level of
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service and then look at the cost-benefit factor. Once we
get to that point, we need to be able to maintain it."
"We need to get all the fire districts to buy into it
for consistency," said Dodge. "I don't think they're
very clear on what we're trying to accomplish."
Participating fire chiefs must communicate the
group's plans to those who did not attend the subcom-
mittee meeting. Padgett said.
While Padgett is preparing his presentation for the
county commission, the fire chiefs said they will gather
data on other how other counties combine fire and
emergency medical service.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JULY 15, 1998 M PAGE 3 I[
Home rule resolution passed sans bridge mention
By Pat Copeland
Holmes Beach city commissioners last week
passed a resolution supporting the City of Sarasota's
right to exercise its home rule power but removed any
references to the Ringling Bridge.
Sarasota City Commissioner Mollie Cardamone
requested support from Anna Maria Island cities in the
wake of Florida Department of Transportation's plans
to replace the Ringling Bridge. Replacement plans call
for a 78-foot-high, fixed-span bridge while the present
Ringling Bridge is a low-level drawbridge.
Sarasota officials oppose DOT's plan and maintain
that it violates the city's exercise of home rule. They also
asked that the cities direct members of the Sarasota-Mana-
tee Metropolitan Planning Organization to reverse their
decision to support the replacement bridge.
Mayor Carol Whitmore said all references to the
bridge were removed from the resolution because the
city does not want to get involved in Sarasota's politi-
cal battle over the bridge.
In addition to supporting Sarasota's home rule
power, the resolution requests that municipal represen-
tatives to the MPO be directed to vote in support of the
city's exercise of its home rule powers.
Commissioner Luke Courtney said, "The City of
Sarasota came to us specifically because of the bridge.
I don't see anything wrong with asking the MPO to cast
its vote in support of the City of Sarasota."
"We're not looking for the City of Sarasota to di-
rect the MPO on how to vote on things that we may
want," Commission Chairman Don Maloney replied.
"That's the attitude we have."
Commissioner Sandy Haas-Martens said Sarasota
officials are more concerned about home rule. Haas-Mar-
tens is the commission's representative to the Manasota
League of Cities where the resolution originated.
Any dealings with the MPO should be done
through the Island Transportation Planning Organiza-
tion, Maloney said.
"It emasculates the resolution if you take that out,"
resident Jane Early maintained. "The MPO voted
against Sarasota on this bridge. This has been a bone
of contention for a long time the MPO voting
against the wishes of a particular city. They voted
against us and Cortez and we had to fight like crazy to
Trusses R Us
A truck load of roof trusses arrived Thursday at the construction site of the new Holmes Beach City Hall. The
truck tied up traffic on Marina Drive for about 10 minutes when it got stuck trying to turn into the city hall
driveway. The driver had to back up and try again. Islander Photo: Pat Copeland.
get them to come around to our point of view."
The Bradenton Beach City Commission response to
the request was a letter to Sarasota city officials in which
they "support the City of Sarasota's home rule power with
regards to the issue of the Ringling Bridge."
Anna Maria commissioners have not voted on the
Anna Maria City
7/16, 7 p.m., Commission meeting
7/23, 8:30 a.m., Budget work session
7/17, 9 a.m., Local Hazard Mitigation Task
Force, Emergency Operations Center, Fifth
Floor, Manatee County Administration
Building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.
7/20, 2 p.m., Island Transportation Planing
Organization, Bradenton Beach City Hall.
7/16, 7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda:
official selection and swearing in of Bill Arnold to
the city commission; Florida Department of Trans-
portation sidewalk maintenance agreement approval;
Time-Warner cable TV franchise negotiation con-
tract discussion; turtle lighting ordinance discussion;
appointments to board of adjustment, planning and
zoning board, and code enforcement board; incentive
merit pay plan for planning and development depart-
ment: consent agenda; and public comment.
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Area of former controversy being improved
By Pat Copeland
An area of city right of way between Westbay
Cove condominiums and St. Bernard Catholic Church
property that was the subject of controversy in Novem-
ber 1996 is showing improvement.
The strip of land at the bay end of 43rd Street was
once lined with Australian pine trees. However, in
November 1996 the pines were cut down and only
unsightly stumps remained.
Residents of Westbay Cove, south of the area,
complained that they were left with an unacceptable
view of the church's dumpster and maintenance build-
ing. They asked the city to remove the stumps and re-
place them with vegetation. They asked the church to
buffer the dumpster and maintenance building.
Former Mayor Bob VanWagoner told the residents
they knew nothing about the tree removal. On investiga-
tion, they discovered that it was part of a mitigation agree-
ment involving the church, a developer and the city.
They also learned that the developer had commis-
sioned the mediator to negotiate mitigation on a large
parcel of land including the church's shoreline. With
permission from church officials, the developer agreed
to remove Brazilian peppers along the church's shore-
line and replace them with mangroves.
The church's vegetation did not provide enough
mitigation to satisfy the Florida Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection and when DEP officials learned
the pines had been a problem for the city as well as
Westbay Cove residents, they offered to have the pines
cut as part of the mitigation project and Rich
Bohnenberger, who was mayor at that time, agreed.
The city has since had the stumps ground and
added dirt and sand to form a landscape mound, said
Public Works Supervisor Joe Duennes. There are plans
to sod the area and plant vegetation to create a buffer
between the properties. In addition, the church has
buffered the maintenance building.
Residents of Westbay
Cove protested the
appearance of unsightly
stumps left when Austra-
lian pines were cut as
part of a mitigation
The stumps were re-
moved and a landscape
mound was added.
Vegetation will be
planted along the mound.
The church's mainte-
nance building has since
been buffered as re-
quested by Westbay Cove
Photos: Pat Copeland.
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore recently re- vestigating, and often solving, auto burglaries."
C ity ses quested $10,000 from Manatee County to help cover the Whitmore noted that the city's police department
city's expenses for patrolling Manatee Public Beach. has obtained a personal watercraft, an all-terrain ve-
"Since January 1997 we have responded to over hide and a boat to help patrol the public beach and
county funds for 175 various calls at the county beach," Whitmore surrounding waters.
said in a letter to Manatee County Commission The county gives the City of Bradenton Beach
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Get on youth .
soccer season list
Anna Maria Island Community Center Athletic '1 611
Director Seth Groseclose is asking parents of boys and
girls ages 5 through 13 years old to make sure now that
their child is on the mailing list for information about
the Center's annual soccer camp in August and its out-
door soccer league which begins in September.
Information about all the Center's youth sports
leagues is generally distributed through the schools and
in the media. Due to summer vacation, soccer fliers and
registration forms are sent directly to home addresses.
Registration dates for the soccer season, which
runs from September through mid-November, will be
scheduled in late August. A voluntary soccer camp/
clinic will precede the soccer season from 6 to 8 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 17, through Friday, Aug. 21.
The mailing from the Center during the summer
will include information and registration forms for both
the soccer camp and the soccer season.
Youngsters who participated in last year's soccer H i
camp or league are automatically on the mailing list. Hazard in Anna Maria City alley
Those new to the Island or entering into the 5-year-old Evelyn and Jack Shinn of 769 Jacaranda Road in Anna Maria were shaken up Saturday when a large limb broke
age bracket need to furnish names and addresses. For from an Australian pine behind their residence and crashed onto their roof The limb pierced the roof in three
additional information or to place a child on the list, places. Jack said he was in the back yard with their dog and "heard a crick and the whole thing came down."
call Seth, Diana or Cynthia at the Center, 778-1908. Evelyn said she was in the bedroom in the left corner of the photo and noise "scared her to death." The tree is in a
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KI PAGE 6 K JULY 15, 1998 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
We're starting into an ecological cycle on the Is-
land and here at The Islander Bystander or at least
more of an eco-sensitive time than usual.
On the Island, turtle season is in high gear. Nests
are sprouting up all across the sandy shores of the Is-
land as mother sea turtles, mostly loggerheads, come
ashore and lay eggs in the sand.
At the newspaper, we've launched a new enviro-
friendly column, "Sandscript," by Paul Roat. The title
is borrowed from one penned long ago by a friend.
And, we're gearing up to produce another special
on boats, boating and the nautical environment for the
July 22 issue. Turtles will be a feature in next week's
edition, too, and be sure to catch award-winning illus-
trator Michelle Ruiz del Vizo's artwork on the cover of
the special section.
The Islander Bystander did quite well, thank you,
at this year's Florida Press Association 1997 Better
Weekly Newspaper Contest, due in part to our environ-
mental writing and presentation.
We compete in the highest circulation division,
with much bigger newspapers (read that budgets) and
markets (Miami, Orlando) much greater than ours.
Thus, there's always a great deal of pride for us "un-
derdogs" in winning.
Ruiz del Vizo took the highest honors for the paper,
winning a second place for her cover artwork of a tarpon
at the surface for one of last year's boating specials. The
judges written comment sheet states the work was "excel-
lent, very effective illustration of the article."
Two photos submitted and receiving honorable men-
tions for The Islander Bystander were from "alert read-
ers." First, from a proud father turned photographer as a
result of his sons achievements in skiing and knee board-
ing, a second in sports photography for Ben Webb.
Another was for fishing captain Mark Bradow's on-
the-spot photo of a boat burning in the Gulf offshore of the
Martinique condominium. That turned out to be a good
story, with the boat owner faking his disappearance only
to become a suspect in a murder shortly afterward.
David Futch took third place for his story on War-
ren Spahn, a former major league baseball player who
maintains ties to Anna Maria.
Lastly, we were encouraged by an honorable men-
tion for our holiday community service project, which
challenged the community to match a $25,000 grant for
the Anna Maria Island Community Center from Chuck
Lester of Holmes Beach.
The Center was the big winner, with a total of
We couldn't be prouder.
ISLANDER| ] &
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Re: marina sale to city
After reading your July 8 edition of The Islander
Bystander, I am completely flabbergasted that the City
of Bradenton Beach is even considering buying Allan
Bazzy's marina at a price of $6.2 million.
I ran a publicly-owned investment company for more
than 16 years, during which we purchased more than $100
million of commercial properties for our own account and
sold perhaps $25 million, so I know a little something
about values and how they are arrived at.
Here are my points and suggestions regarding this
1. The annual interest at 5 percent on $6.2 million
is $310,000, not $32,500.
2. I assume after 20 years or so, the taxpayers
would have the full $6.2 million of bonds come due,
since there are no principal payments built into the
numbers I have seen.
3. Only one month's cash flow has been furnished
by the owner for the month of May which is stated to
be $39,000. I would never consider buying a property
at $6.2 million without audited financial statements for
the past three years and the current months.
4. Even if we consider the month of May to be a
"normal" month, which is highly unlikely, then we end
up with $468,000 yearly cash flow. Capitalized at 10
percent (a reasonable rate for this kind of risky busi-
ness), we arrive at a value for the property of $4.68
million, not $6.2 million.
5. If the audited annual financial statements end up at,
say, $300,000 of cash flow, (I doubt it would be even this
high), then the city would be paying more than twice what
the property is worth on the open market.
I don't believe that the majority of the taxpayers in
Bradenton Beach would vote for such a proposal.
Donald S. Schofield, Holmes Beach
Up for grabs
In response to your article, "Tax question first up
for marina sale to city," in the July 8 issue of The Is-
lander Bystander, you reported the Bradenton Beach
mayor and commission have already approved spend-
ing $46,000 of our tax dollars to study the "idea" of
buying Allan Bazzy's marina.
Am I missing something, or is it really possible for
a clique of part-time village politicians to contractually
obligate the property owners of Bradenton Beach for
this "feasibility study" and a possible contract to pur-
chase a $6.2 million marina?
Let's hope Mayor Drescher and cronies haven't
heard Tropicana is up for grabs or we might as well
deed our property over to them!
Roger Shelley, Bradenton
Don't get me started
Lights on bikes after dark now there's a good
idea to protect our kids and also adults who lack the
good sense to get out of the way of cars. We are all a
lot safer now, thanks to our law enforcement officers.
But there is an even greater hazard out there: pe-
destrians. You can not see them after dark. Something
must be done! For their own good, they must be lighted
up. Someone on a bike could run into them. They
should all have a white light strapped to their foreheads
and red fight strapped to their you-know-whats. That
way no one will get hurt.
If they do not wear their lights, we will stop them,
handcuff, fingerprint and lock them up and collect a
fine. That will teach them to be safer.
And what about these Island Thugs? 1 am living in
fear of them especially after dark! Something must
And if you see me out there, please don't get me
started on why its OK to rebuild the Key Royale Bridge
but not OK to rebuild the other one. We all know why
already, so please don't get me all worked up.
Thanks for listening, my wife won't.
Clayton L. Barth, Holmes Beach
Life on the line
Sincere thanks to the nine members of the Holmes
Beach Police Department who were almost half of the
20 donors during the Manatee Community Blood
Center's July 10 drive at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center. Donations totaled 2.5 gallons.
All 20 donors are sincerely appreciated and the
success of this drive will result in regularly scheduled
drives at our facility. Thanks, everyone.
Cynthia Finn. Anna Maria Island Community Center
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M JULY 15, 1998 M PAGE 7 MI
THOSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 7, Turn-of-the-Century Anna Maria
by June Alder
Bradentown's first trolley left the barn on Dec. 22, 1903.
If you are a certain age, you surely
remember a bright-eyed Judy Garland
belting out "Clang, Clang, Clang Went
the Trolley" in the classic movie about
the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair. Or
perhaps you were fond of the pint-sized
"Toonerville Trolley" careening
through the countryside in the old
comic strip of the same name.
Those were the days, the first de-
cade of the 1900s, when trolleys were
all the rage. Every town yearned to
In 1903 the nation was entering a
period of prosperity and growth. Not to
be left behind, the community of
Braidentown decided to incorporate
and to stretch its boundaries westward
to include the boat-building center
called Fogartyville. (At the same time
the "i" was dropped from Braidentown
- it really had gotten into the name
because of a clerical error.)
Two bright, young entrepreneurs
decided the time was right for a trolley.
They were John A. Graham, son of
Judge E.M. Graham, county schools
superintendent, and H.W. Fuller, mem-
ber of a prominent mercantile family in
Bradentown. The partners announced
that their electric line would eventually
replace Manatee River commercial
traffic and, when extended to Anna
Maria Key, make it a leading tourist at-
John Graham lived in a big house
on the banks of the Manatee River in
what is now East Bradenton. He de-
cided to begin the trolley line at his
doorstep. Lumber for the railroad ties
was rafted down from the pine forests
up-river to Graham's dock. The passen-
ger and freight cars arrived by steamer,
and so did the dynamos for the power
plant to supply electricity for the line.
Graham hired a sizable work force
(mostly blacks) to lay the track gener-
ally following the route Manatee Av-
enue was to take. It terminated at an
imposing wharf and warehouse com-
plex at the end of today's 26th Street.
On Dec. 14 the trolley made a trial
run of two of the new, up-to-the- minute
passenger cars with general manager
Fuller as conductor. The cars raced
through town with the bell clanging as
everyone stopped to gawk.
The official opening was Dec. 22,
1903. People came from miles around
for the celebration some arriving in
the newfangled "horseless carriages."
There were speeches by community
leaders, including Dr. J.C. Pelot, chair-
man of the event (he gave the county
land for its courthouse). And in a rous-
ing declamation Graham predicted that
"a new epoch of history" had been ush-
ered in for Bradentown and its environs.
During the Christmas holidays so
many people took joy rides on the line
that an express run was added.
It was a promising beginning. But,
alas, the line didn't pay off. Most citrus
growers continued to ship by river and
there weren't enough potential passen-
gers to fill the trolley car seats. After all,
the combined population of Manatee
and Bradentown amounted to less than
2,000 souls at the time.
The trolley never reached Anna
Maria Island. Its proprietors decided to
close it down by the endl of 1904. And
there never was another trolley on the
streets of Bradentown.
Graham and Fuller weren't discour-
aged though. They went on to become
major real estate moguls in the Tampa
Bay area. H.W. Fuller later lived for a time
on Anna Maria Key, where his sons
Walter and Julian grew up. H.W. founded
the Favorite Steamship Line that served
Anna Maria Island for many years.
(More about the remarkable Fuller
family in later colums.)
Next: Early-day Anna
End of the line
for the trolley in
1904 was a
wharf on the
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Don't fret boarding pet, says vet
By Jack Fones
Special to The Islander
One thing I've never liked about leaving home for
a while is having to board Poo.
I feel like the lawyer who's lost his case so there
goes his client off to the slammer.
And I'm sure Poo is thinking: "Hey! What's going
on here? What did I do to deserve this? I want to go
with my Dad!"
Poo, my petite young blonde live-in, is 25 pounds
of canine love and affection, my eyes and ears and my
home security system. I love her and she loves me. We
understand each other and are inseparable. Except
when I have to leave her.
So, what about this pet-boarding deal; Is it really
traumatic for your dog, cat, iguana, python, turtle or
what have you?
Or is it a welcome change of pace, providing a
period for some doggie deliberation, chance to meet
new friends, relief from the same old boring routine?
For answers, we chatted with expert Jane Carolan,
doctor of veterinary medicine of the Island Animal
Clinic in Holmes Beach. Besides medical, surgical and
nutritional services for a wide variety of species, Drs.
Carolan and William Bystrom and staff also board pets
for overnights or up to stays of more than a month.
Dr. Carolan, when a pet is brought here to board
with you, is it thinking what I think it's thinking -
"Aw, gee whiz! I'm in jail. Don't leave me here. Dad!
I want to go with you."
How do pets feel being abandoned like that?
I'd say 99 percent of our boarders take it in stride
and are not bothered by it at all. Oh, sometimes there's
a small amount of stress for thefirst minutes or so be-
cause after all, a change from its normal venue and
routine is an unusual situation. And boarding for a
single night or several nights doesn't seem to make any
difference. Cats are a bit more standoffish and need
more personal attention and care. We have one feline
boarder who doesn't like being in the same room with
other cats, so she's happier in a room full of dogs!
Do they cry or whimper during their stay? Do they
cower? Poo is small. Wouldn't she be scared being in
the same room with big dogs?
Some of the very high-strung dogs may do one or all
of those things, but most onlyfor a short period. You know,
we have regular boarders who come in and run straight
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outdoors, and indoors they have a favorite spot where they
spend hours just lying around. So they do adapt easily to
the boarding experience.
Then it's actually more of a traumatic experience
for me to leave her than it is for her to be left?
Ver, likely. We owners tend to over-emphasize our
feelings for our pets because they are so near and dear
to us, and that's fine. But they are quite adaptable.
I feel better already. Now, when I bring in Poo next
month, what should I bring?
Well, of course, her food if it's prescription (it is),
othenvise we provide dry or wet varieties. And her medi-
cations, if any, with instructions. Be sure to bring enough
for the duration. For dogs, a collar but no leash; we have
our own leashes we prefer to use during the two daily
outings. Bring a favorite toy or rawhide chew, a fewfa-
vorite snacks and a pillow, blanket or towel that's theirs.
You know, a few dogs that have come here have never
eaten dog food; one comes with boiled chicken breasts!
Tell me about a typical day here for a pet.
We open at 8 a.m. and the dogs are taken for a walk
and their eliminations. At 9 a.m. they're fed. If they're
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going home that day, they get a bath. After that they rest
in their individual enclosures until the second walk of the
day, between 4 and 4:30 p.m. We close at 5 p.m. and
they're on their own until we open the next morning.
I take Poo out five or six times a day and I worry
if she's home alone for five or six hours without going
out. Is that overdoing it?
Twice a day is adequate unless there's a kidney or
diarrhea problem, of course. If that's the case, we give
If they are bedded around 4:30 in the afternoon and
don't go out again until 8 o'clock the next morning,
holy smokes, that's 15 straight hours! Aren't they in
Believe me, no. Normal, healthy dogs should have
no problem with that. Experience proves they don't.
That's news, all right. One last question, Dr.
Carolan: What are the most unusual pets you've
boarded? Alligators? Pythons? Rattlesnakes?
Oh no, nothing like that. I'd have to say ferrets, rab-
bits and guinea pigs are about as exotic as we get here.
Poo, if you can read this, I'm sure you'll feel
much better when I fly off to New Hampshire next
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Vacation Bible School
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church and Roser Memorial
nc s Community Church will host a joint Vacation Bible
SSchool for children ages 4 years through sixth-grade
graduates from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, July 20,
through Friday, July 24. Classes will be held at both
churches. Advance registration is requested.
All ages are invited to the grand finale of "Market-
.-... n a Fo place 29 A.D. II, a Bibletimes Experience" at 6:30 p.m.
Friday on the lawn of Roser Church.
For information and registration, call Roser at 778-
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65-Day World Cruise Begins Sept. 16 Chamber social next week
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experiences to last forever. Comfort, Drive, Holmes Beach, will host the July business card
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experience. 22. Members and their guests are invited.
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Center at Saturday's Fourth of July picnic and party
at the Center. The money will be used to defray the
cost of replacing the Center's irrigation pump.
Islander Photo: Pat Copeland.
Hot sounds at G-Noes
The Belairs, featuring Peter and Sheila D'Angelo,
will perform hits from the '50s and '60s at 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 18, at G-Noes restaurant and lounge,
6100 Cortez Road, Bradenton.
The D'Angelos are former members of the record-
ing artists group the Crests, whose greatest hit was "16
For information, call G-Noes, 795-6000.
Drawing for boat
The Anna Maria Island Community Center
will hold a drawing Saturday, July 18, to find the
winner of the skiff that was donated to the Cen-
ter by former Bradenton Beach residents Lynn
and Leroy Hornack.
Up for grabs is a 12-foot fiberglass-over-
wood "Rocker Chine Skiff," four oars and an L-
14 Performance trailer. Raffle tickets will be on
sale through Saturday morning at six for $5 or
one for $1. All proceeds will benefit the Center's
youth summer camp program.
Tickets are available, in Holmes Beach, at
Island Discount Tackle, 3240 E. Bay Drive, Anna
Maria Shopping Centre, and The Islander By-
stander, 5404 Marina Drive, Island Shopping
Center; and in Anna Maria at the Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.
For more information, call the Center at 778-
July 15 deadline
for golf tourney
Registration ends today, Wednesday, July 15, for
the second annual Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary golf
tournament benefit Saturday, July 18, at Sarasota's
Serenoa Golf Club. Cha Cha Coconuts is sponsoring
The entry fee is $60 per player or $240 per four-
some. For information and registration, call Darren
Novosel, 388-3300, or Dan Dirocco, 374-1555.
Volunteer at bird sanctuary
The Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary, 1708 Ken Th-
ompson Parkway on City Island, Sarasota, due south of
Longboat Key, needs volunteers in all areas of its op-
Volunteers should be at least 18 years old. Help is
needed in the hospital, the baby bird nursery, on the
rescue team, as a tour guide, in the reception area, the
gift shop and in areas of maintenance and construction.
Help is also welcome at both of the Pelican Man Thrift
Shops in Sarasota and Norkomis and in the sanctuary's
aluminum can recycling program.
For more information, call Ginger Perlman, volun-
teer coordinator, at 388-4444.
Annual plant fair Saturday
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens will host its annual
community fair and sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Satur-
day, July 18, at the Gardens, 811 S. Palm Ave., on
Sarasota Bay just south of downtown Sarasota.
Admission for the one-day benefit will be $3 for
adults and free for children under 12. Coupons worth $2
toward purchases will be included in each paid admission.
In addition to opportunities to purchase multitudes of land-
scape and tropical plants, all of Selby's interior and exte-
rior public displays and shops will be open.
For more information, call 366-5731, ext. 10.
Play reading Sunday
Prize-winning playwrights Barbara Anton and Jack
Fournier will present a variety of short works in a play
reading at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 19, at the Players
Theatre, 838 N. Tamiami Trail, just north of downtown
The script-in-hand readings will lead off with an
adaptation of the Dorothy Parker short story, "Bib
Blonde." For more information, call the box office at
Concert band on
Siesta Beach July 23
The Sarasota Concert Band will pump out hits of
the 1950s and '60s in a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Thurs-
day, July 23, at Siesta Key Public Beach.
Director William Barbanera has designed the "Hi-
Fi Sounds" performance to include a medley of songs
made memorable by such artists as Judy Garland,
Henry Mancini and the Beatles and more. Audience
members should bring their own lawn chairs.
For more information, call 955-6660.
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David Ambrose was one of a dozen finalists in a national Odomn's Tennessee Pride contest.
By Jim Hanson
David Ambrose of Holmes Beach was almost one
in a thousand missed it by just that much.
He is back from Nashville, Tenn., where he spent
a busy weekend in Opryland being wined and dined
and promoting his new Thunderbolts and, not inciden-
He's been cooking for decades, since he was 15,
working in restaurants and ending up with his own in
Marietta Square, Atlanta. He sold it and last December
he and his wife moved into a house he has owned on
Anna Maria Island for two years.
He can't seem to stay away from the stove, and has
developed a line of hot sauces he calls Thunderbolt
which he is marketing on the Internet (www.t-
He also developed a recipe around Odom's Ten-
nessee Pride sausage, and it took him to Nashville and
just that close to $5,000. That was the first and only
prize in Odom's "Just Add Pride" cook-off last June in
Odom got more than 1,000 entries, pared them
down to 25, cut them to 12 for the championship.
Ambrose survived all the cuts but that final. The big
prize was won by a woman, her recipe judged best for
sausage by the sausage maker.
The company flew the Ambroses and 11 other fi-
nalists to Nashville, put them up in the Opryland Ho-
tel for three days and two nights, and even provided the
Ambroses with a rental car.
Ambrose and the 11 others had a cook-off and got
word of the result at a banquet.
Southwest Pork Loin Rollup
3 lbs boneless pork loin
1 lb Odum's Tennessee Pride sausage
1/4 cup pablano peppers diced
1/4 cup red onion diced
1 tsp minced garlic
2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
I cup sourdough bread crumbs
I large egg
1 cup honey
1 tbsp jalapefio pepper diced
2 tbsp hot sauce
1/4 tbsp ground ginger
1/4 tbsp dry mustard
Brown sausage, drain fat
In vegetable oil, sautee until tender the peppers,
onion and garlic
Combine above with cumin, cayenne, bread
Combine honey, jalapeno, hot sauce, ginger and
mustard, simmer 10 minutes
The piece de resistance:
Slice the pork loin lengthwise, open it up so it flat-
tens, lay in the stuffing, roll loin back together, tie
closed with string
Bake 1 1/2 hours at 325 degrees, basting every 15
minutes with glaze.
Slice and serve with any leftover glaze.
M. -ki U 1
Irene 'Renee' Byrnes
Irene "Renee" Byrnes, 76, of Holmes Beach, died
July 5 in Huntington, N.Y.
Born in Bronx, N.Y., Mrs. Byrnes came to Mana-
tee County from Huntington in 1968. She was a former
owner of the Sandbar Restaurant in Anna Maria. She
was an active member of the Island Players for more
than 20 years and a member of the board. Mrs. Byrnes
was also one of the founders of the Off-Stage Ladies
of the Island Players.
She is survived by two sons, William and Richard,
both of New York; a brother, William Hinklein; four
grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services were held at in Huntington, with the Rev.
Ron Clouse officiating. Burial will be in St. Patrick's
Cemetery, Huntington. M.A. Connel Funeral Home,
Huntington, was in charge.
J. Duncan Johnson
J. Duncan Johnson, of Holmes Beach and Toronto,
Ontario, died July I 1.
He is survived by his wife, Elspeth.
Services were July 15 at Yorkminster Park Baptist
Church, Toronto. Morley Bedford Funeral Home,
Toronto, was in charge.
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In response to last week's querie, "How hot is it?"
William G. Smith of Key Royale wrote with a couple
of one-liners that he says, "may titillate your risibility."
It was so hot that it melted my mother-in-law's
It was so hot that jalapenos were perspiring!
Smith says, "I've got a million of 'em, don't get me
Anna Maria's own resident newspaper cartoonist,
Jack Egan, managed to muster some humor this week
in spite of a battle with kidney stones ongoing at
home following a stint at the hospital. (Thank goodness
Jack finally buckled and got air conditioning, huh
As uncomfortable as he may be, Jack managed to
pass along (no pun intended) a "hotism" this week from
Mary Ann Miller of Bradenton: "It's hot enough to
cook a possum."
And from Jack, a possum recipe which originated,
heaven only knows where.
First step: Pull the varmit out of your garbage can.
After you've dressed the varmit inside and out,
scraping him clean, you envelope him in damp clay,
which will make a crust guaranteed to contain all the
Place a sweet tatter in its mouth and roast it.
When it is done, and the clay crust has cooled suf-
ficiently for handling, you pick up the delicacy and
throw it out the window.
Better yet, we have a consensus at the office for
tossing your possum dish back where you got it, into
Perhaps the Island-variety, safe-cracking racoons
would enjoy it.
Have you ever seen a place with ingenious rac-
coons, able to figure out and open nearly every and any
kind of garbage can to get at what they consider deli-
Contractor Mark Kimball says his mother lives just
off Cortez Road near Kentucky Fried Chicken where
she had a problem recently with chicken bones appear-
ing in her fenced back yard.
He had a little talk with the KFC manager about
taking a little care in where they "tossed" the garbage
- in particular, not over the fence.
But it could have been racoons carrying the bones
around to a spot more comfortable (less visible) to
munch. They don't necessarily like to eat their garbage
where they found it.
As a matter of fact, they like to picnic. For awhile
I lived in an upstairs apartment with a substantial deck
and a nice view of the water, which the racoons also
enjoyed from time to time.
They seemed to hone in on my garbage cans when-
ever I'd had chicken or ribs. I think what these little
carnivores really like is gnawing on bones.
Superman was able to leap small buildings, stop
bullets in midair and bend steel, right? Racoons can
move concrete blocks like little supermen on the prowl.
They can flip heavy barriers off your garbage lid like
capers fall off a cracker.
Then, with nimble little paws, they maneuver the
lug-nut-like locks on the sides of the can and, voila!,
My cans were stored under the stairs to the deck,
so the little safecrackers and their fellow partygoers
helped themselves to the chicken bones and marched
upstairs to enjoy their meal with a water view and a
If you're scared to death of wild critters, as I am,
it's quite alarming to step out your door to the rem-
nants of a party you didn't know you were hosting
during the night.
They're cute when they're little, but wild. It's im-
portant to remember that. And folks who feed them, as
well as other wild things possums, squirrels and
even dolphins are advised by animal behavior ex-
perts against such activities. It's even illegal in some
instances, and feeding dolphins carries a hefty fine.
A raccoon confronted Mr. Wizard, my 2-plus-year-
old cairn terrier. And Wizard, being the alpha-animal
he is, confronted back. They had a standoff on a dock
with the raccoon backed out to the edge, until we res-
cued Wiz from an eminent clawing by grabbing his tail
and yanking him away.
This raccoon appears to be a loner in our neighbor-
hood. He's big like a he-coon but apparently without
a pack. The result of Island urbanization, no doubt.
Still, I hate to see it go the way of the Island pea-
cocks banished forever. Or the way of some rac-
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coons, trapped and exiled to Perico Island, and then
often the victim of traffic on Manatee Avenue.
Road kill. But, Mr. Egan, there's a whole cook-
book for that.
Parlez vous soccer?
Say, "Triomphe!" Our neighboring Frenchman
Andre Gotti, chef/owner of Chez Andre next door to us
in the Island Shopping Center, celebrated the French
victory over Brazil in the World Cup on Sunday.
Even granddaughter Sylvie knew the champion-
ship soccer score. "We won," she said with her slightly
French twist. "Brazil had zero, and we had three."
Andre called his sister in Bordeaux, France, before
the match and told her, "Brazil's gonna make pat6 out
After the win, his sister called to say there were
reports of 1 million people celebrating on the Champs
Elysees in Paris as big a celebration as at the end of
World War II. And, she added, "You've got pat6 on
your face!" (Or something close to that. It may be lost
in the translation.)
And how about them Yankees? They pulverized
the Devil Rays in a four-game series and the crowd
seemed to love it. They didn't even throw back a home
fun and funds
Tom Kerns, assistant manager of Eckerd
Drugs in Holmes Beach, presents a boogie
board to Michael Wallen of Holmes Beach,
a prize in a recentfundraiserfor the
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Islander Photo: Edna Tiemann
run ball we watched land in the stands just a few yards
from our center field seats.
Too many yankees at the game, no doubt.
I've heard that for years, though, having been
raised in the heart of the Confederacy.
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Anna Maria City
July 8, theft, 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria City
Pier. The complainant reported an unknown person
removed a hand cart from the pier.
July 1, petty theft, 200 Gulf Drive S., Beach Barn.
The complainant reported he observed a subject take a
raft, jump into a vehicle with two other subjects and
drive south on Gulf Drive. The officer stopped the ve-
hicle and the complainant identified the subject who
was placed in custody.
July 2, found property a wallet, 700 block of
Gulf Drive North.
July 3, child neglect, 2500 block Avenue B. The
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July 3, operating a business without a city license,
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July 4, burglary, 611 Gulf Drive N., Imperial House.
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CD player valued at $55. Damages were $75.
July 4, possession of paraphernalia, trespass warn-
ing times four, 2601 Gulf Drive N., Sandpiper Mobile
Home Park. The officer on patrol observed fourjuveniles
wandering through the park and approached them. He said
one subject threw a ceramic pipe containing marijuana
residue on the ground. The subject was placed in custody
and taken to the Juvenile Assessment Center. The man-
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July 4, battery, disorderly conduct, 107 Gulf
Drive S., Key West Willy's. The complainant reported
the subject and an accomplice started a fight over a $99
bar tab and when the subject threatened the owner, a
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the subject and accomplice to leave and they began
throwing chairs around the bar, breaking glass which
cut numerous patrons. The employee said the subject
grabbed and tore his shirt before being evicted. The
owner issued trespass warnings to the pair.
SJuly 5, domestic battery, Coquina Beach. The vic-
tim said she has an injunction against the suspect in
Hillsborough County and he came to her residence and
forced her and her four children to come to the beach with
him. She said once they were at the beach, he tried to talk
her into dropping the injunction and when she refused, he
grabbed her face and slapped her. The suspect fled in the
victim's vehicle. The officer transported the victim and
children to the police department and a victim's advocate
responded to take them to the Hillsborough sheriff's of-
fice. A capias was issued for the suspect.
July 5, domestic battery times two, 1101 Gulf
Drive N., Queen's Gate motel. The subjects told the
officer they were discussing their problems and the
discussion degenerated into a shoving match. The of-
ficer said both were intoxicated and fell onto crushed
shell in front of the motel and cut themselves. Both
signed waivers and agreed to go to bed.
July 3, disturbance, 3600 block of Gulf Drive.
The complainant reported he was pressure washing the
building and placed cement blocks in the driveway so
vehicles would not park there. He said the subject
pulled into the driveway and began throwing the blocks
aside and one almost hit him as he came around the
corner of the building. The subject's mother said the
complainant had lived in an apartment in the building
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keys and he left the property.
July 3, found property a box of pipe fittings,
5800 block of Marina Drive.
July 3, suspicious, 7100 block of Gulf Drive on
the beach. The officer advised a subject who was sleep-
ing on the beach to return home.
July 4, disabled vehicle, 3000 block of Avenue C.
The officer on patrol observed a vehicle in a ditch and the
owner said she left the Anchor Inn and attempted to drive
across the field at the rear of the business. The ditch was
hidden by high grass. The officer called a wrecker.
July 4, theft, 600 block of Key Royale Drive. The
victim reported an unknown person removed a propel-
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July 4, missing person, 7100 Gulf Drive on the
beach. The complainant reported her child was miss-
ing. The officer located the child and returned her to her
July 4, suspicious, 3015 Gulf Drive, Citgo. The
complainant reported a subject pumped $11.77 in gaso-
line and left without paying.
July 4, suspicious, 300 block of Seaside Court. The
complainant reported an unknown person removed a light
bulb and disconnected the wires to a light on her dock.
July 4, suspicious, 5806 Gulf Drive, Water's
Edge. The officer was dispatched to an abandoned 911
call and the complainant reported her child swallowed
a shark's tooth but coughed it up as the call was made
and she hung up.
July 4, code violation, 6500 block of Gulf Drive
and 400 block of 72nd Street. The officer advised the
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move the vehicle. Five minutes later, a female subject
approached and said she lost the keys to the vehicle and
the male subject and a friend were intoxicated and hav-
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advised the intoxicated pair to leave the beach. A rela-
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July 6, Marchman Act, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor
Inn. The complainant reported he refused to serve an
intoxicated subject and the subject refused to leave the
bar. The officer noted that the subject was so intoxi-
cated that he could barely stand up and had no one to
care for him. The subject was placed in custody under
the Marchman Act.
July 6, burglary, 7600 block of Marina Drive. The
victim reported tools valued at $300 were missing from
July 6, burglary, 6200 block of Marina Way. The
victim reported when she returned home an unknown
person ran out of the rear of the residence. She said a
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July 8, burglary, 3900 Gulf Drive, Duffy's Tav-
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Leffis Key: return of nature's splendor
A stark place, monochromatic at first glance. It
was a place you had to wade out into. Had to train
your ears to uncover the faint sounds, sharpen your
eyes enough to tell one vague gray from another.
That was one of the problems. People were so glut-
ted on the garish,. the loud gimmicks of Disney
World, the neon extremes of the new Florida, they
didn't appreciate grays and browns anymore. The
nuances of dull greens. The result was, a lot of
people were willing to part with what they took to be
nothing but a colorless mosquito breeding ground.
Willing to let the machines gobble away at it, mile
by mile, drain it, pave it, let the cardboard housing
developments sprawl farther and farther.
"Mean High Tide," by James W. Hall
Subtleties of green and gray and brown, slight dis-
tinctions in shape and form of leaves and a gentle si-
lence of Florida of years past are the offerings of Leffis
Key in Bradenton Beach.
When you go, don't expect to be overcome with
the "neon extremes of the new Florida," as Hall writes.
Instead, practice the art of careful observation.
Leffis Key is one of the larger efforts scientists and
policy makers have achieved in this part of the state as
Leffis Key will be undergo-
ing another phase renova-
tion later this year, as the
lagoonal system pictured
expands to the north,
providing additional home
for marine life. Islander
Photo: Paul Roat
New column debuts
SandScript is a new environmental feature of
The Islander Bystander.
The weekly column by news editor Paul Roat will
focus on environmental concerns of Islanders and our
fascination with the shore and the waters around us.
Roat's perspective both as a born Islander
(Bradenton Beach) and a reporter/photographer
at the former Islander newspaper in the 1970s,
carried through to work in the Florida legisla-
ture and as a staff member of the Sarasota Bay
National Estuary Program.
a bastion re-creating an environmental habitat that has
been battered through development for homes in years
past. Leffis Key old timers remember it as Coffee
Key was once a mangrove isle separated from Co-
quina Beach by a shallow channel, a vital nursery
ground for fish and birds and shellfish and once prob-
ably served as a bayside retreat for marine life from
part of the ebb and flow of Longboat Pass.
Over time, the little key became a man-made land-
fill. Dredge material, called spoil, from the creation of
the Intracoastal Waterway in the late 1950s was
dumped on the island and filled the channel between
the Island and the key. The added spoil in part raised
the elevation of the land, allowing exotic plants like
Australian pines and Brazilian peppers to flourish and
choking out native mangroves and buttonwoods. About
15 acres of mangroves were eventually destroyed due
to human intervention.
That's when the folks from the Sarasota Bay National
Estuary Program stepped into the picture. In 1990, work
began on adding tidal pools around the 30-acre key. The
spoil from the creation of the lagoons was used to build a
40-foot mound in the middle of the little island. Native
plants such as red cedar, Florida privet, sea grape, golden
creeper and green buttonwood were planted, as well as
hundreds of little red mangroves.
Boardwalks and trails were added, too, to allow
people to stroll through the natural park and get a
glimpse of what much of the Island looked like at the
turn of the century. The first phase of the project ended
A boardwalk across a dredged channel lies at the
entrance of Leffis Key. It's not unusual to see schools
of small snook nosing into the current as the tide comes
in, hanging motionless in the still water. Tiny fiddler
crabs with brightly painted shells scamper in the sand
and burrow in the shore along the water.
The trail angles to the right, where a deck
sprouts into Anna Maria Sound. Signs indicate a
rock formation just casting distance from the board-
walk. and wade fishers compete with pelicans in the
flats for trout and redfish.
The trail continues around the large mound, skirting
the lagoons that are lined with marsh grass and thriving red
mangroves. It's through a canopy of mangroves that the
path leads to another deck on the bayfront, this time with
a vista of a large school of small mullet swirling through
the shoal grass and oysters.
In this fringe of red and black mangrove there are
small black crabs scuttling through the prop roots and
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'Best tarpon season ever' is fishing refrain
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Tarpon continue to dominate the fishing scene this
week, with some charter captains saying this is the best
year of silver king fishing they've ever seen. Backwa-
ter reports continue to be dominated by redfish, with
some trips producing up to 30 hook-ups. Offshore,
snapper fishing is excellent, as is permit angling.
Fishers at the Rod and Reel Pier report catches of
mackerel, mangrove snapper and catch-and-release
Anglers at the Anna Maria City Pier are reeling
in a few cobia, some catch-and-release snook, a few
shark and some mangrove snapper.
Annie's Bait & Tackle said that Capt. Zach on the
Dee Jay II said redfish is the big deal this week, with
schooling fish coming into the boat in the 33-inch
range. There are some big catch-and-release snook, too,
stretching out to about 30 inches. Other action includes
25-inch trout, big jacks, bluefish and a few mangrove
Capt. Dave Pinkham on the Legend said he's find-
ing offshore action hot right now: gag grouper up to 15
pounds, mangrove snapper to six pounds, lots of small
school dolphin and several 20-pound kingfish. In the
backwater, Capt. Dave is finding big trout, mostly in
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair said he's get-
ting into some big 32-inch redfish, some catch-and-release
snook and is still getting a few silver king hook-ups.
Capt. Jason Henzell on the Neva-Miss said his
offshore highlights of the week include grouper, lane
snapper, rudderfish, mangrove snapper and some good-
Carl at Perico Island Harbor & Tackle said wade
fishers are doing good with trout and a few catch-and-
release snook. Tarpon are still thick along the beaches,
Capt. Rick Gross said he's finding plenty of reds
and catch-and-release snook, plus mackerel off the
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Capt. Mark Bradow said tarpon are everywhere
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On my boat Magic we're getting lots and lots of
redfish, with up to 30 per trip. Most of the reds are in
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Other action includes a few cobia inshore. Offshore
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and Bill said snapper fishing is excellent right now.
At the South Skyway Fishing Pier, anglers are
getting mackerel in the morning, lots of keeper-sized
mangrove snapper, some small sharks, yellowtailjacks
and a few good-sized flounder.
Capt. Mike Greig said tarpon are still here, as are
permit, and he's catching some big 25-inch trout in the
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By Kevin P. Cassidy
All-star action impresses
The 9-10 and 11-12 Little League all-star teams
represented the Island well in games played at Norma
Lloyd Park in Bradenton last week. The 11-12 team
lost its first game by a score of 11-0 to pre-tournament
favorite Manatee Central. The Islanders stayed alive by
beating Newtown 4-0 in its second game.
The 11-12 team next surprised Manatee National
by a score of 8-7 before beating defending champion
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At press time, the 11-12 all-stars were to meet
Manatee Central putting them two games from the fi-
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all-star team has had, at least in recent recollection.
Look for complete coverage of that event next week.
For this week, the 9-10 all-stars took on Manatee East
for its opening game of the tournament. The Islanders had
chances, but definitely looked a bit nervous in their first
game, as Manatee East came away with an easy 14-2 win.
Leading the way for the locals were Joey Mattay,
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second with no outs. With Brian Kolesa at bat, Cramer and
Rosas advanced on a passed ball. Cramer was shook up
on a hard slide into third, so Timmy Bouziane was brought
in to pinch run. The next pitch got by North River catcher
Zach Rushing, allowing Bouziane to race home and score
the first run for the Islanders.
Brian DeBellevue drew a walk, putting runners on
first and third with Chad Richardson at bat. DeBellevue
took off for second on the next pitch and drew the
throw from the catcher, which allowed Rosas to waltz'
home cutting the score to 5-2 and allowing DeBellevue
to go to third.
Richardson then came through with an RBI single,
making it 5-3 and only one out. Lorenzo Rivera
came up and after Richardson stole second and third,
Rivera plated him with a single to cut North River's
lead to one run.
After the shaky second inning, Mattay settled
down on the mound and held North River scoreless in
the third and fourth innings, throwing strikes and let-
ting his fielders do the work.
The -top of the fifth saw Anna Maria's Kyle
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with Joey Mattay at bat. Mattay followed with a double
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Mattay and set the stage for Brian Kolesa who re-
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Islanders a 7-5 lead.
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tom of the fifth when he led off with an infield single.
A walk by Quinton Hutton was followed by a strikeout
by Lozano and Jeremy Baker was hit by a pitch to load
the bases for Austin Hunterford.
Hunterford came through with an RBI single to
score Juhl, but a fine throw from Schweitzer kept
Hutton at third. Mattay then got Tanner Deans to pop
out and Smith to ground out to end the inning with
Anna Maria leading 8-6.
Anna Maria failed to score in the top of the sixth,
as North River pitcher Juhl sandwiched a single by
Schweitzer around a ground out by Sean Pittman and
strikeouts by Mattay and Cramer to take them to the
bottom of the sixth.
Bellamy and Bustle led off the sixth inning with
walks to set the stage for Juhl, who responded with an
RBI single scoring Bellamy with the runners moving
up to second and third on the throw home.
Lozano then came up to bat and knocked in the tying
run on a ground out, bringing Baker to the plate, but
Mattay struck him out sending the game into extra innings.
Both teams would now have to bring in another
pitcher as six innings is the maximum number of pitched
innings allowed in Little League. North River brought in
Bellamy, while Anna Maria countered with Schweitzer.
Bellamy and Schweitzer did the job in the seventh
inning to keep the game tied at 8-8.
Rivera led off the top of the eighth with a grounder
into the hole at shortstop, but Smith scooped it up and
made a tremendous throw, just nipping Rivera at first.
After a walk to Pittman and a hit batter, North River
brought Kushing on to pitch to Mattay and induced him
to pop to shortstop Smith for the second out.
Cramer then came up to bat and after a passed ball
put Pittman and Schweitzer on second and third. The
catcher's throw got past the pitcher, but Juhl came up
with the ball and threw out Pittman trying to score from
third, resulting in the third out.
Schweitzer pitched an impressive eighth inning as
he retired North River one-two-three to send the game
into a ninth inning.
Cramer led off the top of the ninth with what
looked like a sure single up the middle, but Juhl made
a nice backhand stop for the first out. Rosas struck out
for the second out, bringing up Kolesa, who responded
with a single in the hole at shortstop. Smith's throw hit
Kolesa and bounced into right field, allowing Kolesa
to move to second.
Two passed balls with DeBellevue at bat brought
Kolesa in with the lead run but after a walk to
DeBellevue, Kushing got Richardson to ground out to
end the inning with Anna Maria leading 9-8.
Schweitzer got Lozano to ground out leading off the
inning before Baker reached on an infield single. J.J.
Larkin grounded out for the second out of the inning with
Baker moving to third on the play setting the stage for
Rushing. Rushing responded with an RBI single to tie the
score at 9-9 with Smith coming up to bat.
Smith, who tripled earlier in the game, hit a long
fly ball that had everyone gasping, but Rivera made the
catch in left field to end the inning.
Rivera then led off the top of the tenth with a walk,
but was erased on a fielder's choice by Pittman for the
first out. With Schweitzer at bat, Pittman moved to sec-
ond on a passed ball and to third on a Schweitzer
ground-out, bringing Mattay to the plate.
PLEASE SEE SPORTS, NEXT PAGE
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GULFVIEW NEW 2,200 sq. ft. 3BR/2BA, three-car garage,
enclosed lower level and lower floor entry. Extras include
central vac system and hardwood type floors. Appliances.
TRIPLEX $1,500 monthly income. Views of the bay and Gulf.
$149,900. 795-6216 after hours.
SUN PLAZA 2BR/2BA, balconies, Gulf view, turnkey furnished.
Elevator, tennis, pool, sauna. $175,000. 778-5427 after hours.
CANALFRONT ANNA MARIA 4BR/3BA elevated, large
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BRAND NEW! 1900 square foot 3BR/2BA home. View sunsets
from porches. Short block to beach. 2 car garage/storage.
778-5427 after hours.
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10 ACRES upper Manatee River Road with house. Zoned PDR
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$1,350,000. Zoned hotel/motel.
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Anna Maria all-star
delivers in 9-10 Little
League action. Islander
Photo: Kevin Cassidy
SANDSCRIPT, FROM PAGE 18
pneumatophores, those four-inch-high, pencil-looking
roots that allow black mangroves to purge their systems
of excess salt as well as helping the trees "breathe."
Egrets wade through the shallow water looking for a
fingerling fish snack.
The trail continues along the mangrove fringe, then
jogs through a saltern, or salt marsh. Salterns are rap-
idly disappearing in the area, partly due to pollution and
rising water that tend to choke out the plants that live
there. It's a shame the ground is alive with more
fiddler crabs waving their one huge claw at intruders.
Another waterfront deck offers a panoramic view
of Cortez at the end of the path,.which then doubles
back through another saltern and across another board-
walk over the lagoonal system.
The trail to the top of the mound in the center of
Leffis Key leads through a score of red cedars. From
the hilltop, the waterfront of Cortez is plainly visible.
Some of the houses on Jewfish Key peep through the
pines to the southeast. Coquina Beach and the Gulf are
visible to the west.
Leffis Key is a growing, dynamic area. Plans call
for extending the lagoonal system northward to the
small boat ramp, with work expected to begin later this
year. There will be more plantings, more boardwalks,
more area to explore.
The new expansion will feature something a little
different, too. Some of the clean spoil will be used to
fill a deep hole northeast of Leffis Key in Anita Maria
Sound, a hole that extends down too far for seagrasses
to grow. When work is complete, scientists expect
shoal and turtle grasses will recolonize the area and
provide a home for more marine life.
More than $300,000 has been spent to re-create
Leffis Key as the environmentally important area it is
today, with more than $100,000 expected to be spent
later this year on the lagoonal expansion effort.
Volunteers planted more than 50,000 native plants
in the area to date, with many of the plants donated by
several nurseries in the area. Much more will evolve
before the project is completed.
The number of birds, fish, crabs, insects and other
marine life that now call the key home must appreci-
ate the effort.
Every week, Sandscript will offer a piece of eso-
teric information on the environment. This week's of-
More than 3,600 Kemp's ridley sea turtle nests
have been reported this year along Mexican shores in
the Gulf of Mexico, a 50-percent increase from last
year and the greatest number of nests recorded since the
early 1960s. Kemp's ridley turtles are the world's most
endangered sea turtle. Scientists attribute the increase
in turtle nests to a ban on eating turtles or turtle eggs
SPORTS, FROM PAGE 21
The first pitch to Mattay got past the catcher and
Pittman raced home with the lead run. Mattay then
reached on an infield single before Cramer struck out,
to end the inning with Anna Maria leading 10-9.
The bottom of the inning saw Bellamy and Bustle
reach base on an infield single and a bunt single. A
fielder's choice ground-out by Juhl sent the runners to
second and third. A walk to Lozano brought Baker, who
struck out in the bottom of the sixth with runners in
scoring position, to the plate. This time Baker re-
sponded with a game-winning two-run single to end the
marathon at 11-10.
Mattay and Kolesa led the Islanders at the plate
with a double and a single, while Mattay pitched a com-
plete game, allowing four earned runs while striking out
eight batters. Schweitzer was equally impressive, al-
lowing only three runs in four innings of work. North
River's pitcher, Juhl, was also effective, allowing six hits
while striking out four batters and leading North River at
bat, going 4-for-5. Smith had a triple, Bellamy two singles
and Baker had the game-winning single.
IFC adult soccer will play Raza at Blackstone Park
in Palmetto Sunday, July 19, at 2 p.m.
To report sports news, call me at 778-3153.
Winners in the July 1 horseshoe games were
Bill Cooney of Bradenton Beach and Ron Pepka of
Anna Maria. Runners-up were Jack Cooper of
Holmes Beach and George Landraitis of Cortez.
Winners in the July 4 games were Roger Kipp
of Siesta Key and Chris McNamara of Holmes
Beach. Runners-up were John Bennett and Bill
Starrett, both of Anna Maria.
Winners in the July 8 games were Cooney and
Landraitis. Runners-up were Stain Buckleley of
Holmes Beach and Cooper.
Winners in the July 12 games were Cooney and
Starrett. Runners-up were Bennett and Cooper.
The weekly contests get underway every
Wednesday and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria
City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no
membership fees and everyone is welcome.
call us 1st
Visit us at our web site http://www.islandreal.com
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ITEM FO SAL FRE: IDS OR IRE ontnue
NAUTICAL BUT NICE Ships Chandler. Come see
the Gulf Coast's most unusual store of marine
decor and gifts. 12304 Cortez Road W. 795-5756.
Weekdays 9-6, weekends 10-5.
LORD'S WAREHOUSE Unique thrift shop on
premises Longboat Island Chapel. 2 for 1 clothing!
Always specials. Open Wed. & Sat., 9-2. 6140 Gulf
of Mexico Dr. 383-4738.
BUILDERS HOME FURNITURE Displayed but never
used. Four-piece bedroom sets $259; sofa and love seat
$399; queen bed set $199; full $159; twin $129; futons
(sofa by day bed at night) frame and mat $199; daybed
(white with brass finials) including 2 mattresses and
pop-up unit $285. Can deliver. Call 753-7118.
CAMPER TOP for a short bed pickup, white, good
condition. $600 new, asking $250. Call Charles at
778-5288 or 778-0021.
75MHZ SPECTRIA, 14-inch monitor included. 550
MBH 24MB Ram, Windows95, Works, Money and
more. Great for novice, 792-9240.
WHITE SOFA AND LOVESEAT, good quality and
condition, five drawer-high boy chest needs refinish-
ing. Must sell, $50-$150. Call 778-0812.
FISHING TACKLE new and used rods, reels and
nets. Tom 778-4498.
MOVING chairs, rockers, dinette, mirror, electric
bed, legal size four-drawer file cabinets, drafting
table, cypress coffee table, lamp table. All in excel-
lent condition and reasonable, 778-7535.
DO YOU WANT to get rid of your retired beanies?
If so, call Kara at 778-0019.
ROSER GUILD THRIFT SHOP. Open Thurs., 10-2,
Sat. 9-12. Clothing sales. Closed August, 511 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria, across from Chapel.
GARAGE SALE. Friday and Saturday, July 17 and 18.
504 70th Street, Holmes Beach. Household goods, video
camera, antiques, collectibles, paintings. All nice things.
Property Management Team
"We Cover the Island"
Week Month Annual
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5910 Marina Dr* Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call 941-778-0770 Toll Free 800 741-3772
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
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419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 PO Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294
SUNDAY JULY 19 *2-5 PM
526 75th STREET, HOLMES BEACH
This spacious 4BR/3BA beauty offers a preferred
split-bedroom design, boat dock on deep
seawalled channel and sparkling heated swim-
ming pool on lushly landscaped lot. Amenities
include a newly paved brick driveway, Spanish-
style tile roof, canvas awnings, vaulted ceilings
with fans, ceramic tile floors, track lighting, Jacuzzi
tub and more! Don't miss this fantastic family
home priced at only $279,900.
YARD SALE Saturday, July 18, 8:00 a.m. 201
Peacock Lane, Holmes Beach. Great clothes and
MOVING SALE antique walnut dining room table
with four chairs, $150; antique walnut full head-
board/footboard with rails, box, and mattress, $100;
washer/dryer, $150; couch and matching side chair
with yellow slipcovers, $100. 778-4107.
GARAGE SALE Saturday, July 18, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
3501 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Furniture, dishes,
linens, pictures and more.
CORTEZ FISH MARKET 119th Street and Cortez
Rd. (turn south two blocks). We have stone crabs.
798-9404. Cortez Bait & Seafood.
CONTEMPORARY PRAISE and worship service.
Everyone welcome! Join us Sunday evenings at 7 p.m.
at Roser Church, 512 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.
MONEY TO LEND First City Mortgage. Private funding
available. Commercial, condominiums, homes, rental
properties. Call 750-0080 or after hours 778-9475.
DOLPHIN DAYCARE & PRESCHOOL. Places
available, all ages. Come by and visit with us. Half-
price registration now, 778-2967.
RESPONSIBLE ROOMMATE WANTED to share
2BD/1 BA, $275 month plus utilities. If interested, call
BARB'S OFFICE CENTER. Professional typing,
business cards, rubber stamps, fax services, qual-
ity copies, office supplies and lamination. 310 Pine
BABY-SITTING ON ISLAND references, respon-
sible, first aid, childcare courses, straight A's. Call
between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.
COMPUTER HELP Responsible 14 year old will
teach you how to use your computer. Macs in-
cluded. Will go to your house. $8 an hour. Call Ryan
RESPONSIBLE PRE-TEEN experienced in baby-
sitting willing to baby-sit on the Island for three years
of age and up! Ask for Parthena at 779-1087.
"CRITTER SITTER" Going away and your pets have
to stay? Daily visits to your home to provide food,
water, lots of TLC! 778-6000.
FREE KITTENS! Four orange and white tabby, two
calico. All loving, litter-trained, and good with young
children and small dogs. Call Cricket at 778-6000.
STANDARD POODLE PUPPIES no shedding.
Cream and light apricot, eight weeks old, all shots.
Parents on premises, 778-2940.
1984 TOWN CAR, new battery, cold air, good tires,
runs great. Good island car. Call Tom 792-0525,
leave message. Thanks.
1979 VW BEETLE convertible. Original, 88K miles,
black, $8,000. 778-5591.
YACHT CLEANING by Carleen. Detailing, wax,
maintenance programs. 15-years experience. Island
resident. References available. 941-750-7337.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
WET SLIPS AND Hi 'N' Dry storage available at
competitive rates in modern, full-service marina.
WANTED: ALUMINUM CANOE in good/decent
condition. Call Michelle 778-0083.
17-FOOT 1968 STARCRAFT V-bottom aluminum.
New paint, wiring, battery. 1974 Chrysler 50HP.
Needs water pump, no seats. Trailer included. $900
OBO. Leave message at 383-2659.
1986 CHRIS CRAFT 21 -FT SeaHawk walk-around,
scorpion, 350 Chevrolet V8, Mercruiser. Former
fresh water boat, kept on davits here. Good Condi-
tion $5,000, 778-1620 after 6 p.m.
Residential Sales/Rental Division-* Licensed Real Estate Broker
CHARMING BAY PALMS HOME Freshly painted. Deeded ULTIMATE SUNSETS and expansive views of Sarasota and
boat slip. Excellent rental property. $172,900. Bob Burnett, Longboat Key. Consists of two separate houses and deeded boat
387-0048. R30602 dock. Main house features tile floors, fireplace and living room with
full bay view. $399,000. Van Bourgois, 761-0273. R27775
SAILBOAT WATER. Custom built 4-5BR/4B Island bayfront
estate with magnificent sunsets. Gourmet kitchen, two fireplaces
and spacious master suite. Pool, dock, davits and tennis court.
Reduced. $845,000. Larry and Louise Miller, 794-0131. R19319
SPACIOUS one-of-a-kind two-story home
with 4BR/4B overlooking Manatee River.
Exceptional landscaping, caged pool, boat
dock make this home a true showplace.
$365,000. Dave Barker, 792-8932. R26811
SPECTACULAR VIEW of Sarasota Bay.
Luxurious living 25 feet above the water.
Features private deep-water dock, large
decks, elevator. $330,000. Barry and Kim-
berly Charles, 795-1273. C29333
REGATTA POINTE PENTHOUSE with
spectacular views of Manatee River. Over
1,900 sq. ft., garage, elevator, security system
with alert to fire/police and medical. Just steps
to restaurants and marina. $269,900. Kathy
Marcinko, 792-9122 or Sandy Drapala,
UNIQUE two-story Spanish Mediterranean residence on 1.2 +/
- acres. Offers privacy and tranquil views of the Manatee River.
Dock and boat lift, open pool area. Elegant tiled foyer, inside and
outside balcony. $690,000. Colette Gerrish, 794-1024. R27293
MAGNIFICENT EXECUTIVE HOME with
private guest suite. Caged pool and spa. Ca-
thedral ceilings, gas fireplace, central vac, se-
curity system, three-car garage. Lush land-
scaping. $499,900. Sandy Drapala, 794-3354
or Kathy Marcinko, 792-9122. R29961
PRESTIGIOUS HAWTHORN PARK. 4BR/
3B, bright, open and flowing floor plan. Soar-
ing ceilings, lots of tile. Lovely landscaping with
sprinkler system, room for a pool. $259,900.
Colette Gerrish, 794-1024. R30743
YOU WILL LOVE THIS PROPERTY. An
extra large lot for a pool or RV/boat. 3BR/2B on
quiet dead-end street. Great price. $94,500.
Janet Bellingar-Orr, 747-4543 or Kathleen
Slayter, 792-8826. R30789
BAY OAKS. Seven lots from one to eight
acres in size. Access to Palma Sola Bay from
two homesites. Very exclusive, private setting.
$120,000 to $180,000. Sandy Drapala,
794-3354. L13569-13572, L13576
Available properties by the
week or by the month from
Anna Maria Island to Venice.
Call one of our rental and
(941) 951-6668 or (800) 881-2222
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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
L S a~ndy'i\ Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
it We Monitor Irrigation Systems
Serc INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
778-1345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
Established in 1983
Darrin Wash CARPENTRY
"A DOOR EXPERT"
Serving the Island communities since
1988 with Island references.
DRY WALL, TEXTURE
& POPCORN REPAIR 778-1353
WILSON WALL SERVICES
Specializing in Stucco & Ceiling Repairs
Building Restoration Water Damage
25 Yrs Experience Island References 727-7247
Private & Commercial Interior & Exterior
20 Years Experience Husband/Wife Team
Free Estimates Call 778-2139
i Paradise Improvements
a Quality home repair and maintenance
Steven Kaluza 778-4173
Island References and Insured
Painting Drywall Tile Doors Screens Etc ...
Kitchen & Bath Cabinets Refacing Wood
Entertainment Centers Formica
Apply in person
3-5 pm Mon. Fri.
100 Spring Ave.
GIFT CERTIFICATES ARE
GREAT GIFTS ANYTIME!
5804 Marina Dr.
MON FRI 8AM 5PM
SAT 8AM 4PM
"The best news
on Anna Maria
BOAT & BATIG Cotinud H LANSCAPNG
FREE SNOW REMOVAL Shell, dirt, mulch or stone
delivered and spread for a small fee. Yard clean-up.
Dump truck for hire. Free estimates. Call Dave
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.
PROFESSIONAL LAWN CARE Dependable and
honest. Mowing, trimming and full maintenance spe-
cialist. Lifelong Island resident. Free estimates. Call
Aaron Patricks, 778-4073.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE Resi-
dential/commercial, full-service maintenance, land-
scaping installation, clean-ups, tree trimming, ponds,
native plants, butterfly gardens. Excellent references.
STATE LICENSED & INSURED
CRC 035261 EXPERIENCED
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION
Building Anna Maria since 1975
BOAT SLIP for rent. Deep water protected, easy Gulf
access, north end Anna Maria, 794-8877.
BRIDGE STREET PIER & Cafe is now accepting
applications for part-time cooks and full and part-time
servers. Please apply in person. 200 Bridge St.,
REALTORS WANTED for Anna Maria Island and
Bradenton areas. Experienced and newly licensed
welcome to apply. Excellent opportunities, generous
commission splits and willing to train. For confiden-
tial interview, call Rob Walker, Sales Manager,
Wedebrock Real Estate Company, 778-0700 or
evenings at 792-8431.
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Are
you interested in learning the history of Anna Maria
Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island
Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
WE NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Library.
Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-6247.
HOME HEALTH CARE
STATE CERTIFIED C.N.A. Home health aide and
companion available for a variety of duties. Call Rob-
ert at 778-2552.
MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, mulching,
trimming, clean-up, edgings. Hard-working and respon-
sible. Excellent references. Call Edward 778-3222.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.
AUTOMOBILE SERVICE AND REPAIR. Call Mark
for appointment at Grooms Motors, 778-6045. 5608
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
THE HONEY DO MAN Handyman. Odd Jobs, small
jobs, repairs. Licensed, insured. Free estimates
778-5003 or 726-1067.
STUMP GRINDING Brad Frederick's. Fully-insured,
owner-operated. Residential, commercial. Depend-
able service, competitive prices, free estimates. Tell
a friend 730-0001 anytime.
HOUSEKEEPING 10 YEARS experience. Windows,
laundry, ironing and more. Three hours minimum,
free estimates. Call Debbie, 748-4274.
JACKIE'S CLEANING SERVICE for general house
cleaning. Jackie Clark, 778-0502.
SANDY KELLY CLEANING residential, vacation
rentals, commercial. Fair rates, honest. We are the
cleaning fools. 750-9268.
BANKRUPTCY $200, Divorce $150-$200. Adoption,
corporations, modifications, power of attorney, wills,
living wills, name change, etc. Suncoast Paralegal
SPARKLING CLEAN SERVICES licensed, bonded.
Residential, commercial. Homes, condominiums,
rentals, offices. Move in/out. Estimates, call Beverly,
IF YOU LIKE your home really clean, call Ava at
ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING washes mildew
away from decks, roofs and fences. Call today!
Screen enclosures, driveways and more. Please call
SHAMPOO, CUT& BLOW DRY
Men... $10 *Women... $12
12518 Cortez Rd West* Open Mon-Sat
Your Hometown Secretary
Transcription, Manuscripts, Desktop Publishing,
Resumes, Spread Sheets & More!
Pick Up and Delivery
Markat Enterprises 761-8002
213 54th St., Holmes Beach 778-3082
OPEN: MONDAY thru FRIDAY 7:30 to 5 SATURDAY 8 to 12
S SHUITETR MAI/NTENAIYCF
d 24-Hour Repair
4a CALL CRAIG HILL 778-5773 E
After Hours Accounting
Working late so you don't have to!
Accounting, Bookkeeping and Tax Services
Performed at YOUR convenience
by a licensed CPA.
Pick-up and Delivery
For information call:
EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN GARDEN
CENTRE Unique landscape design and xeriscaping.
Quality plants and trees, mulch, shell, top soil. Free
delivery. 5704 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach. 778-4441.
CODY'S CARPET & upholstery cleaning. Dry foam
shampoo and steam cleaned. LR/DR $34.95. Free
DRY CLEAN your carpet! Dry foam dries fast. We
never use steam. Many Island references. Fat Cat
Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning, 778-2882.
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Dan or Bill 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic &
vinyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
ALUMINUM/VINYL CONSTRUCTION, new installa-
tion/repairs, Soffits/Fascias, screen enclosures.
Insured, references. Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free
estimates. Thirty-two year Island resident. Call Jim
Bickal at 778-1730.
BRICK, GLASS BLOCK, stone, pavers, stucco, tile. Lic.
#MC00318. Insured. Phone 778-5183. Dave Elliott.
REX B. SLIKER
10 Years Local References "
Mobile Detail Service
We come to you!
MOST CARS $95*
*Wash, buff, wax, shampoo interior. Under
carriage, tires and rims all treated and
protected plus engine pressure cleaning.
$95 on a normal size car. By appointment,
at your home or office. Your car doesn't
have to be driven anywhere! Let us
protect and preserve your investment.
Please note new phone number:
THE AREA'S # 1 MOBILE DETAILER IS BACK!
All cars/trucks personally serviced by Damon.
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BIL N. CLASSFIED
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free
estimates, no overtime charges. (FL#RF0038118)
778-3924 or 778-4461.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
CARPET ANY 3 ROOMS $399. Pad and install 40
yards. Plushes, berbers, sculptures. Ceramic tile
$3.55 sf installed. Italian, Mexican, Florida, slip re-
CARPET INSTALLATION repair, restretch. Resi-
dential, commercial, marine. Experienced, licensed,
insured, island resident, Darrell Atwood 779-0065.
CARL V. JOHNSON, JR. Building Contractor. New
homes, renovations, additions. Free estimates and
design service. Lic#RR0066450. Call 795-1947.
HARVEY'S PAINTING experienced painter opening
new business. Honest, reliable, reasonable with
good common sense. Free estimates, please call
HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS CENTER Rental units
available for commercial, retail and storage. Call
(941) 778-2924 for information.
VACATION RENTALS Summer specials. Call
Wagner Realty at 778-2246.
ANNA MARIA 5BR/5BA canal estate, two blocks
from beach. First-class amenities, 10 beds. Accom-
modates retreats, vacations, reunions, wedding
guests. Brochure: Island Real Estate, 778- 6066.
HOLMES BEACH TOWNHOUSE condo across
from beach. Gulf view, swimming pool, sleeps six,
covered parking. 2BR/3BA. $625 week or $1,675
WHERE SHOPPING IS A PLEASURE
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BAYFRONT COTTAGE with dock. Furnished, beau-
tiful view, quiet area, no pets or smokers. $250 week,
$625 month. Call 794-5980.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA furnished. Steps to beach
and shopping. $475 week, $1,200 month. 795-7805.
SURFSIDE 2BR/1BA, annual only. Assurity/security,
no last. Private beach. $900 monthly, includes trash,
water and sewer. Call 792-2779.
SEASONAL RENTAL Adorable cottage, 2BR/1BA,
washer/dryer, wood floors, just renovated. Available
July 1, 1998. 106 Church Ave., Bradenton Beach.
$800 month, $475 week. 813-258-2411.
BAYFRONT WITH deep-water dock. 2BR/1BA, fully
furnished with everything. Available now through
November. $900 month or $350 week. Call 794-5980.
ANNA MARIA Gulffront vacation rental. Lovely fur-
nished interior, porch, sundeck. Loaded with amenities.
Great location, weekly, seasonal. No pets. 778-3143.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL 2BR/2BA. Sundeck,
storage, covered parking, washer/dryer hookup.
3401 6th Ave. $700 month plus security. 778-7980.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX 2BR/1.5BA, all appli-
ances (washer/dryer), beach two blocks. Available
July 8. $650 (annual) plus utilities (first/security), 778-
5793 or 317-823-4999.
VACATION RENTALS Tumkey 1 and 2BR apartments,
$290 and $350 week. Across from sandy walking
beach. Call 778-2374, Almost Beach Apartments.
HOLMES BEACH single family 3BR/2BA, garage
carport, 175-FT dock, large lot. Available August 1,
$1,:295 annual. Owner 791-6029.
ANNUAL 1 BR/1 BA walk to beach and bay available.
203 2nd Street N., #2, $500 month; #4 wood floors,
$525 month. Manager next door, $350 deposit, 779-
2245 or 813-258-2411.
Visitors from out of town,
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NICE 2BR/2BA DUPLEX apartments. Steps to wa-
ter, new carpet, central air, $675 plus security. In-
cludes water, garbage. Couples, no pets,778-1259.
ANNUAL 2BR/1BA on canal in Holmes Beach.
SPACIOUS 3BR/2BA Block to Gulf, fenced yard,
side deck, large kitchen, washer/dryer, dishwasher.
$925 month includes water and trash. 795-8054.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Paradise. 3BR/2.5BA canal
home, pool, close to beach. Open 1999 winter sea-
son, $3,500 month/$1,000 week. Special rates
RENTAL 1BR/1BA CONDOMINIUM, summer
rates, furnished $600 month. Also, now accepting
winter rental appointments from November 1998 to
May 1999. Owner, day 677-5870; evening after 7
FURNISHED 1 BR APARTMENT ideal for two people,
$550 month, security, deposit, electric. Six month
minimum, no pets. 3503 6th Avenue, 761-9028.
BEACH FRONT RENTAL on Gulf in north Anna
Maria near Bean Point. 2BR/1BA with garage, fully
furnished. All appliances, amenities you'll need.
Beautiful view. Screened porch faces beach. $800
week/$2400 month. Open dates: August on. 610-
ADORABLE 1 BR/1 BA Holmes Beach. Just steps to
shopping and beach. $550 month plus security, in-
cludes water. Call 778-5482.
VACATION BEACH COTTAGE 2BR/2BA com-
plete. Ground floor, $700 week, $2,200 month;
beach front 1BR $600 week; 778-4523, 800-977-
RENTAL AVAILABLE to February 1999. Furnished
2BR/1BA, 300 feet to beach, all utilities paid $775.
YEARLY RENTAL 1BR/1BA overlooking Gulf,
Bradenton Beach. Water, garbage included,
furnished $650 month. Call 813-932-0516.
BEACH FRONT GULF with deck. Range $3,000 to
$3,800 per month. Two month rental, March to April
of 1999. Two or three bedroom, cable t.v. Call
2BR/2BA DUPLEX for rent. White tile floors, two-car
carport, three years new. $675 month, $675
security. Call Mark, 744-0126.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX 3BR/2BA, $800; 1BR/
2BA, $600. Central a/c, nice fenced yard, annual
lease, kitchen appliances furnished, new carpeting,
ANNUAL WATERFRONT 3BR/2BA in upscale Key
Royale, with dock, $1,200 month., 778-4107.
BEACH FRONT GROUND-LEVEL 2BR/2BA. Com-
pletely furnished, carpet, closed garage, large
kitchen. Couples, no pets, $3,500 month inclusive
ISLAND TRIPLEX HOME 2BR/1BA, $625 month;
Shadybrook condominium 3BR/2.5BA, $775 month;
home near Ringling Museum 2BR/2BA, $900
month; home in Coral Shores 3BR/2BA, $900
month. Call Wagner Realty 778-2246.
HOUSE FOR SALE 2BR/2BA elevated. 2917 Av-
enue C, Holmes Beach $150,000. 778-5125.
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KEY ROYALE HOME THE BEST FOR THE LEAST!
3BR/2.5BA canal home across from the A rare find! Direct bayfront! Totally fur-
golf course. Wide, deep canal with boat lift nished, quiet, serene setting with pool and
and dock. Sailboat water out to Tampa steps to shopping. Only $159,000. Lynn
Bay. Tropical yard with grapefruit, orange, Hostetler 778-4800. MLS 30730.
mango, papaya, banana, lemon and lime
trees. Two zone A/C plus many upgrades.
$275,000. Call Dick Maher or Dave Jones L I
778-4800. MLS 30729.
778-4800 MLS 30729. 3BR/2BA Anna Maria Home ............ $174,900
3BR/2.5BA Key Royale Home .......... $275,000
2BR/2BA Bridgeport .......................... $129,900
2BR/2BA Sandy Pointe ...................... $122,000
2BR/2BA West Bay Pt & Moori*DLD. $198,000
2BR/2BA Sandy Pointe ...................... $159,000
B 10-Unit Motel, Holmes Beach, plus 3BR/2BA
Coz 2BR/2BA condo with nice view of owner home ................................. $1,000,000
3+ acres next to DeSolto Mall............. $750,000
Intracoastal Waterway. Fully furnished,
inside laundry, complete kitchen, open bal-
cony. Quiet dead end street, short walk to WE'KLY RENTALS
beach and restaurants. $129,900. Elizabeth STARTING AT $450.00
Andricks, 778-4800. MLS#29676
(941) 778-4800 Toll Free 800-237-2252 5201 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217
FOURPLEX, 300 feet to beach, ground floor, (3)
2BR, (1) 1BR close to everything, $300,000, 108
39th street. 778-4523, 800-977-0803.
TRAILER with 18- by 10-foot sideroom, yard boat
storage, #416 4th Street, Sand Piper, $21,000.
1BR/1BA CONDOMINIUM just two miles to Gulf
beaches on canal, $38,000 or trade for property.
Owner, day 677-5870; evening after 7 p.m. 653-1367.
FOUR UNIT rental property across from beach.
Two 1BR and two 2BR. $209,000. Call 778-9443
FOR SALE BY OWNER Key Royale. Private caged
pool, 3BR/2BA $189,000. Must sell. Out of state.
WATERFRONT LOTS, direct Gulf/Bay access, magnifi-
cent views, quiet locations, cleared, ready to build. Cul de
sacs of Gull $159K; Kumquat $269K. 778-1204.
BY OWNER, HOLMES BEACH Single family home with
mother-in-law suite, on large duplex lot, ground floor, tropi-
cal setting, 100 yards to beach, $235,000. 778-0103.
TIMESHARE, Resort 66. Half price, ground floor,
four weeks #103, back to back June and July; 1
week, oceanfront #112, end of July. 778-4523,
WATERFRONT HOME and boat dock on Coconut
Bayou. 4BR/4BA, many extra's, three years new. 130
Hammock Road, Anna Maria, $530,000. Owner/broker,
Ted E. Davis, Licensed Real Estate Broker, 778-6155.
PANORAMIC BAYFRONT Spectacular views BAY VIEWS Custom built 3BR/2BA residence
of bay and Intracoastal from this 3BR/3BA with great room design, vaulted ceilings, large
residence with deep-water dock and lift. Great porches and lovely view of bay. Short walk to
central location. Offered at $379,500. Call Gulf beaches. Offered at $239,500. Call Dave
Dave Moynihan 778-2246 Eves. 778-7976. Moynihan 778-2246 Eves. 778-7976.
NEW LISTING Nice 2BR/2BA condo with side RARE OPPORTUNITYI To find this type of
view of Gulf. Hurricane shield on all windows, quality at this price on the Island. 2BR/2BA
Elevator, furnished. Only $109,900. Call Bill villa, new roof, new driveway, top of the line
Bowman 778-2246. details thru-out. Sandy Greiner/Barb Turner,
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4439 121st St. Ct. W., Cortez............. $269,900
Old Florida charm in 3-4BR/2.5BA home on large
lot in Cortez Village. Wrap-around porch. Lots of
extras. Call Carla Price 778-0770 eves.
530 72nd St., Holmes Beach ............$550,000
3BR/3BA home with nearly 5,000 sq. ft. Enclosed
pool, boat slip and fishing dock. Call Clarke Will-
iams 744-0700 eves.
4255 Gulf Dr. #128, Holmes Beach. $115,000
Spacious 2BR/2BA condo in quiet, well-main-
tained complex. Tennis courts, two pools, close
to beach. Call Pat Thompson 778-6439 eves.
6250 Holmes Blvd. #66, Holmes Beach $164,900
Tastefully decorated 3BR/2BA townhouse condo
with two-car garage, located near pool. Walk to
beach. Call Frank Migliore 778-2662 eves.
729 Key Royale DR., Holmes Beach....... $529,000
2-3BR/2BA home in North Point Harbour on
Bimini Bay. Dock and boat lift. Impeccably main-
tained. Call Marion Ragni 778-1504 eves.
635 Dundee Lane, Holmes Beach... $259,000
3BR/3BA home located one lot off Key Royale
Pass. Oversized double garage, sprinkler system,
boat dock. Call Carol Williams 744-0700 eves.
314 Spring Ave., Anna Maria............$249,500
4BR/2BA elevated home with vaulted ceiling, fire-
place, skylights, fenced back yard with Jacuzzi.
Call Judy Duncan 778-1589.
8307 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.. $225,000
2BR/2BA home on canal with views of the bayou.
Dock, boat lift and much more. Call Susan Hatch
2112 Ave. B, Bradenton Beach ........$164,000
2BR/2BA elevated home with vaulted ceiling in
great room, French doors to large covered deck.
Call Darcie Duncan 779-2290 eves.
224 Chilson Ave., Anna Maria..........$265,000
4BR/3BA canalfront home with large yard with
room for a pool, dock with water and electric. Call
Toni King 794-5534 eves.
219 Periwinkle Plaza, Anna Maria... $179,900
2BR/2BA home with many updates and situated
on large lot ready for your pool. Walk to beach.
Call Lana Craig 778-4693 eves.
223 Oak Ave., Anna Maria ...............$349,000
4BR/3BA canalfront home with caged pool, boat
house with boat lift, dock with cleaning station and
water. Call Sharon Hamilton 722-5741 eves.
309 53rd Street West, Palmetto .........$98,900
3BR/2BA two-story home in Palmetto Point.
Convenient location to St. Pete and Tampa. Call
Sharon Hamilton 722-5741 eves.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
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SSerene waler views from living dining area, master suite
and kitchen Very open Iloor plan with screened terrace
and foyer entrance $116,900 Call Becky Smith or Elh
Starrett, eves 798-9716 or 795-8095
Turnkey furnished 2BR 2BA condo Complex extends
from Gull to bay and has healed pool Great investment
$140,000 Call Becky Smith or Elii Starrett eves.
798-9716 or 795-8095
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cathedral ceilings, and room Ior a pool $199.000 Call
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Monthly from $1,100 mo
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we are always looking lor quality properties
Call Property Manager Valerie Kruse 778-6665
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This totally remodeled 2 or 3BR/2BA waterfront pool
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cabinetry and tile work, gorgeous landscaping, decks,
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warranty. Don't miss this rare and wonderful opportunity!
IMMACULATE ISLAND DUPLEX
Don't miss this meticulous Island hideaway, offering a
spacious owner's side including stone fireplace,
built-in bookcases, oversize laundry room, and handy
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with walk-in closet. What a wonderful way to retire with
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