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Volume 8, no. 35, July 12, 2000 FREE


Search is on in Anna Maria for building official


"The building department in Anna Maria is com-
ing to a screeching halt on July 18," Mayor Gary
Deffenbaugh said.
With the resignation last week of Anna Maria
Building Official Phil Charnock, the search is on for a
replacement.
The mayor said the city will advertise the position
immediately on two websites utilized by professionals


and municipal officials who are job seeking and
those ads are free.
Meanwhile, Holmes Beach will lessen the blow for
local builders by providing building inspections.
Charnock was hired by former mayor Dottie
McChesney and has been employed by Anna Maria for
five years. He presently earns $39,000 annually.
His pay was decreased in May when the city com-


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Anthony Rizzo's snapshot of daughters Holly and Trina looking into the tank at Sea World Orlando was a
clear winner in The Islander's Great Snapshot Contest 2000. Rizzo can claim his "More-than-a-mullet-
wrapper" T-shirt at The Islander office and his snapshot will be entered with five more weekly winners for a
grand prize of $200 from the newspaper, and merchandise prizes and gift certificates from area merchants.


Cortez Road '3-laning' issue


at July 20 meeting in village


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Discouraged at two attempts to slow down the
planned left-turn lane in Cortez, villagers will take it to
the state at a meeting Thursday, July 20.
Florida Waterfronts Cortez will meet at 7 p.m. at the
organization's headquarters in the old Cortez firehouse
and finalize a letter to the Florida Department of Trans-
portation, said Waterfronts Manager Janet Hoffman.
She will have a draft ready for the group's consid-
eration, detailing the village's concerns with adding a
turn lane in the middle of Cortez Road. People are
worried about the lane's encouraging traffic to speed
up, she said, and fear drivers will use it as a third traf-
fic lane instead of for left turns only.
The matter was taken up at an earlier Waterfronts
meeting, but that brought only a low turnout and high
tempers. Later the Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan
Planning Organization discussed it briefly and offered
to meet with Cortezians.
Before such a meeting could be arranged the vil-
lagers caught up with Gene O'Dell of the DOT district


office and he and County Commissioner Joe McClash
advised them to approach the state through a letter.
That is the instrument they will devise next week.
It will go to DOT's engineers to take into consid-
eration when they design the lane, the Cortezians were
told, and when the design is completed it will be
brought to Waterfronts Florida for its information and
perhaps approval.
Linda Molto told the meeting that 62 percent of
villagers answering a recent survey didn't want their
main traffic artery widened, fearing further division
between north and south Cortez. Pedestrians would be
endangered, some said. And traffic would have no rea-
son then to slow down through the village, as it does
now with vehicles turning left from main lanes.
Proponents argued that local traffic would find it
much easier to get on and off Cortez Road with a turn
lane up its middle.
The lane would run from 119th Street to the Cortez
Bridge, a project planned for 2001-02 and funded at
$780,000 by DOT. It would include completion of
sidewalks and bicycle lanes, and perhaps a crosswalk.


mission realigned salaries for his position and that of
Public Works Director Anne Beck.
Charnock was confirmed July 3 by the South Pasa-
dena city commission for the director's position of that
city's Community Improvement Department, accord-
ing to finance/personnel coordinator James Graham.
PLEASE SEE BUILDING, NEXT PAGE


Street vacation


rejected in

Bradenton Beach
By Paul Roat
Bradenton Beach officials have denied a street
vacation that could have set a precedent and spurred a
score or more similar requests.
David and Michelle Steger had requested the city
vacate a narrow piece of property on the east side of
their home at 109 13th St. S. The triangular piece of
property apparently was built upon years ago and now
has part of a porch jutting into city property.
Bradenton Beach has a platted but undeveloped
-street that runs along the shore of Anna Maria Sound
from Bridge Street south to Coquina Bayside Park, an
extension of Bay Drive South. The Stegers' request
was to vacate a portion of that street so they would have
clear title on the property, which they hope to sell.
However, several neighbors objected to the vaca-
tion and vowed that, if granted, they too would request
street vacation for their bayfront homes.
"It is my hope and recommendation that the
Bradenton Beach City Commission will deny this ap-
PLEASE SEE VACATION, NEXT PAGE



Morning people

need not apply
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch is looking
for a few volunteers interested in an active night
life a turtle night life.
Marine turtle permit holder and head of the lo-
cal Turtle Watch Suzi Fox says her morning volun-
teers just can't be expected to be night people, too.
They walk the beach early mornings looking for
signs of nests from first light to about 7:30 a.m.
"What we need are some night people. In-
somniacs. Couples who appreciate a midnight
stroll," Fox said.
"We need night volunteers to check caged
nests between midnight and 3 a.m. for hatchlings
and to be on the lookout for lights that might dis-
tract the hatchlings from heading back to the Gulf.
"It's a half-hour job walkers are assigned
small sections of the beach and we'd like to find
several people who could alternate a week on and a
week off to make it really easy. Couples or pairs of
people would be good because it's dark and there's
comfort and safety in having a pair walk together.
"What they'll see is phenomenal. They'll
definitely see some hatchlings coming out."
A cell phone is a good asset for the job, Fox
said, and a flashlight.


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Vacation denied
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plication for property vacation," Katheryn DeKalb told
city commissioners. "This would allow the property,
which is for sale, to be further developed for multi-unit
facilities. The property at 109 13th St. S. is already
overdeveloped; parking overflows onto .lawns and
other adjoining properties.
"We are fortunate the earlier land use planners in
Bradenton Beach could envision these and other prob-
lems in the future and made provision to hold the pres-
S ervation area safe for future generations," she added.
Leslie and Ellen Hoist live at 108 13th St. S., di-
S rectly across the street from the subject parcel.
"Initially we were for this vacation as the proxim-
ity of the city land to our new home has caused us hard-
ship with financing," they said. "If you vacate the land
across from us, we felt this precedent should apply to
us equally. We then would be able to also apply, and
receive, city land enabling us to eventually obtain a
mortgage we are now four inches from city land
with the southeast corner of our house.
"However, what we have realized is that the value
of this land to the city should probably outweigh our
personal needs," the Hoists said in a letter to the city
commission. "We therefore strongly request that you
do not grant this vacation."
Vice Mayor John Chappie also objected to the va-
cation request.
"There are people waiting in the wings, their applica-
tion in hand, for the vacation of the people's bayfront
property," he said. "The south end of Bradenton Beach has
a unique natural characteristic unlike any other commu-
nity I know. Our predecessors on the commission recog-
nized this and took steps to protect this area through our
comprehensive plan and our land development code with
the zoning of this area as a public recreation area district.
Commissioner Bill Arnold agreed. "I'm not one to
give city land away," he said. "I think it's the duty of
this commission to help this lady try to sell her house,"
Arnold added of the Steger property, "and I think that
can be done. After all, the city goofed up some time ago
by letting that building go on."
Commissioners unanimously denied the street va-
cation request.


Building official search is on
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
South Pasadena is located on the Intracoastal Wa-
terway between St. Pete Beach and St. Petersburg with
a population of 5,900.
"It's really our building department," Graham said.
"Phil will issue permits and do inspections. Included in
the department, there's an assistant and part-time code
enforcement officer, and he will oversee them."
Graham said Charnock will start work in South
Pasadena with a salary of $41,686 on July 19.
At one time, Charnock was Anna Maria's building
official, public works director and code enforcement
officer. He was stripped of his public works and code
enforcement duties in February following the seating
of three newly elected commissioners.
The building official in Anna Maria is responsible
for compliance with the building, plumbing, mechani-
cal, electrical, gas, fire prevention and accessibility
codes of Anna Maria and the state of Florida.
The position requires state certification, experience
in construction and/or architecture and familiarity with
the Florida coastal construction codes and Federal
Emerency Management Agency requirements. But,
certification can come during employment through


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state certification programs, and at the expense of the
employer.
"There's a lot more to it than taking a guy off the
street. You still don't have to have the building official
certification, but there are other requirements that have
to be met," he said.
According to Deffenbaugh, building department
officials have an approximate two-year tenancy in their
positions and tend to move around among municipali-
ties and county government.
He's hoping a qualified person is in the market for
a new position in Anna Maria and can hit the ground
running.
He said the pay will depend on experience and
certification. "You can eliminate too many people you
could negotiate with if you set a salary."
Deffenbaugh said his research through the Florida
League of Cities showed salaries ranging from $26,000
to $67,000 and $75,000 for building officials in cities
similar in size to Anna Maria.
The mayor said he's considering a similar hiring
review system to what the city utilized in narrowing
candidates for the city clerk position. He plans to ask
another local building official, possibly Jerry West with
the City of Bradenton, to review and short list the ap-
plicants before interviewing potential candidates for
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Editorial causes flurry in Anna Maria Mee


By Bonner Futch
It seems comments by Anna Maria Mayor Gary
Deffenbaugh in last week's editorial caused a flurry in
the city among commissioners Bob Barlow, Jay Hill
and Tom Skoloda.
All wrote letters to the mayor asking for an expla-
nation, apology or retraction for his comments regard-
ing a budget meeting.
Deffenbaugh has apologized and by way of expla-
nation, he says he was distracted by numerous interrup-
tions during the budget meeting regarding his mother,
who is gravely ill.
When speaking to the newspaper on the phone af-
ter the meeting, he may have still been distracted. He
stated that he and the public works clerk would prepare
a budget to discuss on July 12, the next budget meet-


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Citing a little-used portion of the city's administra-
tive code, Holmes Beach commissioners have decided
to recast their votes regarding a site plan for a new
Eckerd drug store.
On June 27, three of the city's five commissioners
attended a meeting and voted 3-0 to approve a site plan


Sewer work July 18
in Bradenton Beach
Manatee County Utilities Department em-
ployees will be working on the sewer pumping
station at Sixth Street South in Bradenton Beach
in the early morning hours of July 18.
"They'll do the repairs at about 2 a.m.," said
Bradenton Beach Public Works Director Buddy
Watts, "and it probably will be noisy."
Watts said the system will probably be shut
down for about three hours, but residents in the
area will still be able to use their facilities.


ing date.
He said, when asked about the budget meeting,
"You didn't miss anything. I could have been there by
myself. They were caught off guard. They came empty-
handed."
"Who?" we asked.
"The commissioners," he said.
Well, it's very possible that when he said commis-
sioners, he meant staff. Apparently it was staff and the
mayor who were unprepared.
Deffenbaugh said this week that it was "a total er-
ror on my part, I had so many other things on my
mind."
The July 12 budget meeting has been postponed
due to three commissioners being absent on vacations.
There is no schedule yet for the next budget meeting.


for the 11,200-square-foot store at the corner of East
Bay Drive and Manatee Avenue.
Commissioners at the June 27 meeting included
Chairman Roger Lutz, Rich Bohnenberger and Sandy
Haas-Maartens. Commissioners Pat Geyer and Don
Maloney were absent.
However, after reviewing the city's administrative
code, it was decided the code requires at least four com-
missioners to be present before a vote on a site plan can
be taken.
The commission expects to vote on the issue again
at its July 18, 7 p.m. meeting.
The Holmes Beach city charter states that it takes
the approval of four of the five commissioners to pass
an ordinance. The city's land development code
doesn't say anything about how many commissioners
must give approval before a site plan is given the OK.
On the other hand, the administrative code states that
four commissioners must be present for the approval of an
ordinance or site plan, according to Brooke Bennett.
Commissioner Don Maloney pointed out that the
June 27 vote on Eckerd was not valid because four
commissioners were not present.
Some concerns were issued when it was noted the


Anna Maria City
July 13, 7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda:
Building permits, Charnock resignation, Grubbs con-
tract, city pier lease, lead line and stormwater ordi-
nances, P&Z recommendations.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
July 12, 1 p.m., city commission budget work session.
July 13, 6:30 p:m., planning and zoning board meeting.
July 18, 7 p.m., city commission budget work session.
July 20, 1 p.m, city commission meeting. Agenda: set
dates for public hearings on budget and set tentative
millage rate.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
July 17, 7 p.m., planning commission meeting.
July 18, 7 p.m., city commission meeting and budget
discussion.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Of Interest
* July 12, 10 a.m., Island Emergency Operation Cen-
ter meeting, Anna Maria/West Side Fire Station 1,
6001 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
* July 17, 3 p.m., Island Transportation Planning Orga-
nization meeting, Holmes Beach City Hall.
* July 19, 7 p.m., Barrier Island Elected Officials meet-
ing, Bradenton Beach City Hall.



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not applied for a variance for the drive-through.
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Holmes tradeoff gives city beach access point


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach is in the process of doing a little
horse trading with Hugh Holmes Sr.
What the city and Holmes are really doing is swap-
ping small parcels of beachfront property. -
City commissioners want to consummate the deal to
ensure the city has public beach access at 77th Street, at
the pavilion commonly referred to as the "Cabana Club."
What the Holmes family gets in return is a small
sliver of land approximately 1,670 square feet.
That sliver will square up the Holmes property
adjacent to the "Cabana Club" location, according to
Holmes Beach Public Works Director Joe Duennes.
The city gets a sliver of land that's 3,618 square
feet.
"We have enough public beach access to qualify
for public funding for beach renourishment," Mayor
Carol Whitmore said. "I think the trade [with Holmes]
is a good thing because we will be sure to have public
beach access forever. You have to protect public beach
access for the future."
Jeff Hostetler, owner of Island Surveying and
Mapping Co. and a certified Florida surveyor, says the
swap doesn't affect whether Holmes can build on his
property or not.
Hostetler performed the survey on the property
where the "swap" will take place.
"The issue that keeps him from building on that
piece of land at the Cabana Club is separate from the
swap. Zoning is what prevents building on that prop-
erty," Hostetler said. "What this swap does is give the
public a nice access to the beach."
During a title search, city commissioners discovered
that a number of beach accesses that had been used for
years by the public did not qualify as public beach ac-
cesses.
There were two reasons for concern. The first was
that the public would be denied beach accesses they
had been using for decades.
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cause the federal program demands there be public ac-
cess if it's going to pay for a new beach.
The accesses between 75th and 81st streets were
deeded years ago to people who bought property near the
beachfront. However, no one else is legally allowed to use
these accesses except for nearby property owners.
For example, the only homeowners who have an
easement to the beach at 77th Street are Patsy
Hutchinson and Al Leach, whose families bought prop-
erty more than 40 years ago near what has become
known as the "Cabana. Club." The Hutchinson and
Leach families were granted easements allowing them
access to the beach.
Now the city plans to approach other property
owners between 77th and 81st streets and hope they are
willing to agree to allow the public some beach access
where those homeowners have easements.
"I'm putting out a letter to the landowners so we
can clear up the wording on the landowner's deed be-
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Whitmore said. "If they don't want to give the city or
the public the beach access, then we'll negotiate. We
don't want to go through this song and dance again."
Another song-and-dance routine the city is trying
to eliminate is the controversy regarding the city's rec-
reational zoning designation in the Cabana Club area.
The homeowners at the end of 75th Street, the
Kabrises, wanted to build a clubhouse on a piece of
property adjacent to their residence purchased from
Holmes at 75th Street.
Both the Holmes property and the Kabris land are
zoned REC-1, a designation that allows for anything
from a clubhouse to a swimming pool to tennis courts
to shuffleboard.
The city didn't like the idea of a clubhouse and
residents in the area protested Kabris's plan to build a
habitable dwelling in the guise of a clubhouse. Kabris
has since said he will build a swimming pool instead.
Whitmore said the city will consider revamping the
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ACCESS, FROM PAGE 4

REC-1 zoning so that it's more restrictive.
City Attorney Jim Dye presented the Holmes
Beach planning commission with a draft of changes to
the REC-1 designation.
One addition to the city's land development code
would require that all development proposed within a
REC-1 zoning district would have to go through a site
plan review submitted to the city.
If approved, a second addition to the development
code states that recreational clubhouses are not permitted
in a REC-1 zone except in conjunction with a residential
development of a minimum of eight residential units.
A second addition to the code says recreational
clubhouses intended as a primary use on a parcel and
not in conjunction with a residential development shall
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The state negotiators are "getting close to
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nature preserve.
Grant Gelhardt, project coordinator for
Florida Communities Trust, said negotiators are
working with the owners of the property across
East Bay Drive from Publix to reach a price the
Trust can live with.
The Trust approved Holmes Beach's applica-
tion for $847,917, but will pay only the negoti-
ated price and the rest of the approved money will
stay with the state. If the price goes above that,
it's presumably a "no go."
Details will remain confidential until after any


deal is closed, said Rick Ashley, Holmes Beach city
treasurer who is handling the city's side of the trans-
action. All parties were required to sign a non-dis-
closure agreement. The city will get title to the land,
assuming the deal goes through.
At issue is the core parcel of 37 acres of pris-
tine mangrove wetlands surrounding a small
lake, on Anna Maria Sound south of the Anna
Maria Island Bridge. It is owned by Nora Hames,
.R.L. Davis, and Martha and Lawrence Wald.
Two small adjacent properties involved are
owned by Josephine Frisco and the firm
Zewadski & Smith.
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Opinion


Who'd have thought?
It's so logical in retrospect. Why wouldn't Arvida hire
and pay legal eagles to defend the City of Bradenton from
lawsuits filed against the city over Arvida's proposed devel-
opment on Perico Island?
Somehow, it just sticks in the craw, though.
Shouldn't the Bradenton City Council have to take re-
sponsibility for its actions and pay its own bills? What hap-
pens if the city loses the legal challenge? Who pays then?
Arvida will be out legal costs and back to the drawing board
most likely to amend its Perico plans. The process could be
very costly for Arvida more so now.
As well for the challengers, without deep corporate
pockets and governmental entities on their side.
Many opposed to the high-rise development of the
Perico shoreline have thrown up questions to Bradenton's
mayor and council.
What about the safety of Islanders in evacuation situa-
tions? What about traffic congestion? What about the impact
of a high-rise cluttered shoreline on the county's "Old
Florida" reputation?
The mayor says he doesn't care because only one per-
son involved in the lawsuit is a Bradenton.voter. Bully for
Mayor Wayne Poston.
We think plenty of people in Manatee County care what
happens to "their" shoreline and fishing. Plenty of folks on
Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key care about their safety.
Plenty of folks who love to visit the beaches care about traf-
fic congestion.
None of us care much for Poston's elitist attitude.
What is driving him to fight for Arvida? Is it only for
control of more tax dollars or could it be last year's huge
campaign donations and some quiet promises made?

Screech, go
Anna Maria Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh thought the
city's building department would come to a screeching halt
when the city's building official departs on July 18.
Au contraire. Holmes Beach has agreed to cover build-
ing inspections and-the mayor plans to seek building plan
reviews from Bradenton's planning department. Business
should go on as usual in Anna Maria.
We're sure Phil Charock would agree that he put in a
long five years as the public works head, code enforcement
officer and building official.
Lots of folks felt Charnock was efficient and precise and
knew the laws and regulations. Others say they were intimi-
dated by Chamock's confrontational manner.
His career in Anna Maria seemed to come to a head
when he was arrested last August for brandishing a gun at
another driver on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.
His fate was sealed by the election of three new com-
missioners wno campaigned on promises to terminate his
employment in February.
All's well tma ends well, as they say.


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Appalled
The very thought of having a behemoth located
right across the drawbridge is appalling. What is even
more appalling is that Holmes Beach seems to be lag-
ging behind on getting on the bandwagon to at least
give a try at stopping this abomination.
I live in H-omes Beach and I am a "working stiff,"
not a part-time visitor or ultra-wealthy retiree. I love
our island just like it is, not a cold clinical Longboat
Key or an over-populated Marco Island with wall-to-
wall high-rise condos!
If we could take all these power brokers and big
money men to the East Coast of Florida and make them
stay a week in the Ft. Lauderdale, Pompano Beach or
West Palm Beach, they would see what a disaster
Arvida creates.
We have been blessed with a magical island where
on any given sunset you can walk along Bean Point and
hear the dolphins sing. Where you see your neighbors
out early walking or jogging and know who is speak-
ing to you and who you are speaking to.
It is a place that is safe for 8 years olds or 80 year
olds. No fast food, just good local restaurants and
lovely piers, quaint shops and friendly people.
Please. please let us not turn our backs or put our
collective heads in the sand. Stand up, be counted and
send money. Force the mayor and commission in
Holmes Beach to join its sister cities in blocking the
development of Perico Island!
We should also consider tolls to enter the Island.
Why should we be any different than Sanibel or Pine
islands? I will guarantee that if we charged $5 per car
daily, $75 weekly, $150 monthly and $100 annually,
we would have enough money to repair our bike paths,
pay for the extra community personnel we need during
the winter season, plus it would limit the number of
cars on the island.
By putting tollbooths at the Cortez and Manatee


drawbridges we would alleviate a lot of the traffic con-
gestion in Bradenton Beach. and cut down on the traf-
fic congestion in the Holmes Beach and Anna Maria.
Get smart people, if we must put up with moneyed
power brokers, make them pay:
Diane Cracwford. Homes Beac.'
Editor's note: The letter pre-dated the Holmes Beach
city commission's vote to be included in legal action
against Bradenton with regard to the Perico Island
Arvida development.

Job well done
Recently the Florida Department of Transportation.
has cut a concrete curb blocking the sidewalk on both
ends of the Manatee Avenue drawbridge. Previously,
bicyclists had to dismount and lift their bikes over the
square curb blocking the walkway to cycle on the north
side of the bridge approaches.
B.G. Cranford, P.E., DOT's Sarasota Maintenance
Engineer, is the one who started the action, which was
encouraged by my letter.
Our thanks to you for promoting cycling safety
along side this section of the Florida-maintained
S.R. 64. Those of us who cycle to the mainland from
Anna Maria Island alongside Manatee Avenue hope
that the gaps in the existing sidewalk along the north
side of S.R. 64 can be improved for continued bike
safety.
The good existing sidewalk on the north side of
Manatee Avenue should be made continuous for bi-
cycles, by paving the sections that have no sidewalk,
including both approaches to the drawbridge and the
causeway bridges.
Hopefully with the major future work of causeway
bridge replacement this can be accomplished.
A great start. State engineers, do keep up the good
work.
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THE ISLANDER U JULY 12, 2000 U PAGE 7

Poston happy Arvida pays legal fees, ManaSota-88 mad


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Bradenton Mayor Wayne Poston has accepted an
offer from Arvida Co. for help from a law firm Arvida
will pay to fight city and county residents over the de-
velopment of north Perico Island.
Arvida received approval 3-2 from the Bradenton
city council two months ago to build 898-units on the
island, in buildings up to 10-stories high.
A citizen's group of eight area residents filed a
challenge to amendments to the city's comprehensive
land-use plan in hopes of stopping the project.
The Tallahassee firm of Hopping, Green, Sams and
Smith has represented Arvida in a number of land-use
cases over the years, according to Ed Hill, president of
Arvida's central Florida operations.
One of the partners, Wade Hopping, is a prominent
lobbyist. In land-use decisions, Hopping, Green, et al,
is at the top.
"It's their forte," ManaSota-88 chairman Gloria
Rains said.
She added that she has a problem with the city
seeking legal help from Arvida. The voters put Poston
in office and now he's working against them.


"It smacks of collusion [between the city and
Arvida]," Rains said. "I don't think that's necessarily
the case, but it appears that way to the public.
"Mayor Poston doesn't appear to me to be inter-
ested in what's best for the public. I don't think he has
any respect for the public. I think he holds the public
in contempt."
Asked whether he thought a mayor elected by vot-
ers should ask a developer to help with legal bills in-
curred as a result of a lawsuit brought by citizens, Hill
said, "I'd rather not comment on that. It's the mayor's
situation and I'll let him deal with the politics.
"The whole situation is quite unusual, especially
coming after the project was approved. In my 20 years
in real estate I've not had the experience we've just
gone through with the city. We're very concerned with
what's going on and hope to resolve the issues as
quickly as possible."
Rains said accepting legal help from Arvida is
legal, but it is questionable of the mayor to do some-
thing like this.
"I would hope that Arvida is open to compro-
mise," Rains said. "I think Ed Hill is being careful
by not commenting."


Poston said the city council voted in favor of the
project and he's going to defend the council's posi-
tion.
"Supposedly the people are challenging the Arvida
project. The suit has to do with challenging the city's
comprehensive land-use plan. The only reason these
people sued was because they don't like the project.
The council said the project fits with our comprehen-
sive plan."
Poston said the argument that he's fighting the very
people who elected him doesn't fly.
"There is only one person that brought that suit
who could vote for me or against," Poston said. "I think
what we're doing in accepting Arvida's help is legiti-
mate. We were pleased to get the help of Hopping,
Sams because they're experts in land use.
"The only thing we're asking Hopping, Sams to
do is deal with the land-use question that's being
challenged. If I had to go out and get an attorney,
this is the firm I would hire. This challenge is going
to be costly and the one thing I would say to the citi-
zens is, 'Would you rather the city pay them or
Arvida pay them?' Arvida is willing to help because
they have a big stake in it."


New hurricane shelter proposed by city commissioner


By Diana Bogan
Islander Correspondent
Let's pretend Hurricane Alberto is heading for
the Island. Having read The Islander's special sec-
tion on preparing for storms you're aware it may
take anywhere from nine to 98 hours for residents to
be ushered to safety.
So, you pack your family into the car and head
to a shelter early to avoid any gridlock on the streets.
But. if there is room for your family at a shelter, is
your safety guaranteed?
Recent reports resulting from a state survey
found that four out of nine Manatee County shelters
fail to meet American Red Cross codes. Hearing of
this, Bradenton Beach Commissioner Dawn Baker


sent a letter to the Manatee County Board of Com-
missioners proposing that an elevated, concrete and
steel building for evacuees be built east of 1-75.
"The beauty of starting from scratch is that we
can design a structure that best suits the needs of the
county," Baker said.
The current vision for the new shelter includes
facilities for minor medical treatments, private
rooms for families and separate areas for pet owners.
To help defray the cost of the building, Baker
proposes an area be designated for commercial use.
"Perhaps a second floor could be used to house
vendors from the Red Barn or the Farmer's Market,"
Baker explained, "and this area would remain sepa-
rate from the space used for evacuees."


Although provisions for automobiles would be
made, part of the plan is to utilize MCAT to assist
evacuees. This would limit the number of cars vying
for space on the roads and help residents with limited
mobility. The Florida Department of Transportation
would develop bus routes and express schedules.
In addition to the written proposal, Commis-
sioner Baker is hoping to have an opportunity to
make a personal presentation to county commission-
ers.
"They need to realize there is probably grant
money available for a project such as this," she said.
"We may not be able to fit the whole county (into
one location), but it would be a huge improvement
over our current facilities."


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What price for eco.tourist's enviro-vacation?

By Bonner Futch
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the week: $1,050. Loggerhead turtle nesting on your
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Bradenton Beach has an ordinance preventing .
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stacles that might prevent turtles from nesting or
worse, harm turtles in their quest to find a nesting spot.
Holmes Beach and Anna Maria don't, but Fox is
hoping to change that.
She knows of instances where turtles have become
entangled in heavy chairs, entwined in lines anchoring
shade canopies, and caught in plastic lawn chairs as
they seek a quiet, uncluttered place to lay their eggs.
What's discouraging to Fox is people who stay in Turtle hazards proliferate
motels and beachfront rentals and leave beach equip- Marine turtle permit holder for Anna Maria Island Suzi Fox says that two weeks ago she counted nine "camp-
ment out overnight, sometimes for several nights, in- sites" between the Sandbar restaurant and 75th Street. The problem: Obstructions such as these left out
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ing chairs, picnic tables, grills and boats off the
beach at night.
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entirely."
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managers with brochures for their guests about turtle
nesting, information about turning lights out for turtles
in nesting season and eliminating obstacles from the
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"I know some of the brochures never make it to
the rooms because during a night walk to inspect the
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Smuggler's Cove and when we questioned him he
said there was nothing in his room about turtles,"
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and at a respectful distance," Fox said.
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Anna Maria home invasion


results in robbery, capture


An Anna Maria woman got a rude awakening -
literally when she found a strange man in her home
last Thursday.
Helen Crowther, 87, awakened to find an intruder
in her home in the 100 block of Hammock Road. He
demanded she write him a blank check for $300, then
tied her and left her in her bed, according to Manatee
County Sheriff's Office Sgt. A.C. Atkinson. The man
then took her car and left.


Crowther was able to free herself shortly before 9
a.m. and called deputies from a neighbor's house.
Deputies found out the man cashed the check in Oneco
- and filled in his own name on the "payable to" line.
Deputies, working on a tip, found the man in Pal-
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license, so service there was "off premises," likewise
a violation.
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arranged to keep the kitchen open at all hours of ser-
vice and will discontinue serving on the patio, she said,
and ABT agreed to allow the restaurant to remain open.
"It's all corrected," she emphasized. "We're open
as usual." A hearing will be held into the matter, she
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time here already
By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Seems the young'uns just got out of school for the
summer, and already it's time to prepare for next term.
The big thing now is vaccinations, and they have
to be out of the way or in the arm before school
begins in Manatee County on Aug. 14. That includes
Anna Maria Elementary School students.
Mari Anne Shannon, the county's senior health
nurse supervisor, gave this rundown on the shot pro-
gram:
Starting this year, students through 10th grade are
required to have the three-shot series of hepatitis B, the
second shot of MMR (measles, mumps and rubella),
and a tuberculosis booster with tetanus and diphtheria
for those who haven't had the booster within the past
five years.
Children entering kindergarten through second
grade have to get the hepatitis B series.
Any child entering a Florida school for the first
time, including kindergartners, must have had a com-
plete physical examination within the last year and a
birth certificate.
Students up to age 18 may get their shots from
their family physicians or free between 8 a.m. and 4:30
p.m. at the Manatee County Health Department clinic,
410 Sixth Ave. E., Bradenton.
Also available for service to the students as well as
adults is the Lawton Chiles Children and Family
Health Center at 15th Street and 26th Avenue East.


Family on 50th
All of their children joined Dick and Ann Maher of
Holmes Beach when they celebrated their 50th
wedding anniversary: Suzanne Reed, Littleton,
Colo.; Kathy Bergen, Holmes Beach; Michael
Maher, Hudson, Ohio; Marianne Breed, Basalt,
Colo.; Patricia Maher, Stow, Ohio; and Christopher
Maher, Aspen, Colo. In the real estate business here
for 16 years, Maher senior is a member of the
Holmes Beach Code Enforcement Board and presi-
denit of WestBay Point and Moorings' Condominium
Association. Ms. Maher has volunteered at Selby
Botanical Gardens and the Holmes Beach Chamber
of Commerce.


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We need it in time to print in the edition preceding
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Deadline for announcements is two weeks prior to
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Mail to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
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Newlywed grandparents
A pair oflsland grandparents, Charles Morgret and
Lore Marifjeren, met through friends and not long
later were married with all four of their children and
four grandchildren attending and participating at
Roser Memorial Community Church. She is a native
of Germany who has lived in the U.S. since World
War II. Morgret is a retired railroad executive,
decorated Army officer and author who has lived in
Holmes Beach for 20 years.

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A "Nooner" networking luncheon is scheduled by
the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce from 11:30
a.m. until 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, at the Buccaneer
Inn, 595 Dream Island Road. Reservations may be
made at 387-9519.

Business After Hours
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce will
have a "Business After Hours" networking session at
5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, at the Sports Page Bar &
Grille, 1319 Main St., Sarasota. Reservations may be
made and information obtained at 387-9519.


Anna Maria restaurant
seeks shade
Steve Barnes wants a little relief from the Florida
sun at his Waterfront restaurant on South Bay Boule-
vard in Anna Maria.
Barnes' request for a variance from the Planning
and Zoning Board to install an awning over the deck at
his restaurant was voted down last month. The matter
will now go before the city commission on July 13 with
a recommendation from P&Z to deny the request.
According to Barnes, there was little discussion by
the board before the vote to deny the request and he's
written a letter to the city asking for an explanation.
Barnes says, "We would do everything possible to
ensure the proposed awning was satisfactory to all par-
ties. As it stands, we have no idea how to amend the
plan to make it more acceptable."
Barnes wants P&Z Chairman Tom Turner to "of-
fer some guidance."
Barnes is requesting approval to install an awning
over an existing deck. He says it will be constructed so
that the awning can be removed in the event of strong
winds with only the frame remaining.
He also states he has "no intention of applying for.
any kind of permanent fixture to shade the deck."
Turner said the board considered only one thing,
"Hardship. The mayor and the board are looking at one
thing first, whether there's a hardship."
Barnes says he does have a "hardship" because
customers find it too hot to dine on the deck and it's too
hot for his servers when customers who can take the
heat sit outside.
Barnes paid $100 for the variance application and
$400 for the required survey and he says, "I find it hard
to accept that having spent the money, my application
was turned down on what seemed to be a whim."








Island charter middle school


moves ahead; meeting Aug. 7


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Nobody ever thought it would be easy, and some
Island parents are learning now how much persistence,
patience and money are involved in a new charter
school.
In a movement organized by Noranne Hutcheson
and Marlene West, several parents of upcoming middle
school students have met twice and have the begin-
nings of an Anna Maria Island charter middle school
in hand.
They will meet again at 6 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Island
Branch Library to select a board of directors and work
on the formal application to the Manatee County
School Board. They are seeking others with an inter-
est in an Island middle school and they can be reached
at 778-8366 and 778-8571.
West said they were spurred by a desire to "give
our children more preparation for high school, espe-
cially our concern over extracurricular activities."
That, and a parental urge to "take care of them on our
Island as long as we can before sending them out into
the world."
The county school administration is sympathetic to
charter schools, eight of which will open on mainland
Manatee as of Aug. 14 when the new school term be-
gins.
Asked whether an Island charter school would cut
into the enrollment at the huge new Lee Middle School on
53rd Avenue West, Deanna Paris said, "There are plenty
of students to fill all the classrooms we can build, and
more." She is county director of school management and
handles everything to do with charters except final ap-
proval. which is up to the school board.
Both West and Hutcheson are parents of boys who
will be in middle school in a few years. Both want to
use Anna Maria Island's rich culture through a school
whose academics would be matched by an internship
program.
"The Island is full of talent," West said. "There's


just a wealth of knowledge here that we could share
with our kids."
Examples of internship afternoons, said
Hutcheson, are the Players Theater where youngsters
so inclined could get into the performing arts, and Mote
Marine Laboratory for budding scientists.
The parents of 18 young scholars are involved
now, and more are expected, said West.
That could pose a problem, for the district's Paris
considers 100 students sufficient for a new charter
school. It's a matter of money.
Charter schools are allocated about $4,000 per year
per student in state funds, of which the schools get 95
percent and the county 5 percent.
Startup costs are considerable, with legal fees,
rental of school quarters and payroll at least for the first
month, Paris said.
Besides money and students, a new charter school
should have people in charge who have education ex-
pertise, the more the better. They should have a good
grounding in federal, state and local law, the ins and
outs of civil rights, finance, and the like, she said.
Hutcheson fits the bill. She and her late husband
ran the private One Room Schoolhouse in Bradenton
until his death in 1998. She lives in Bradenton Beach
and is home-schooling her 11-year-old son. West. of
Holmes Beach, is a field representative for the Florida
Restaurant Association.
They and other charter parents are especially con-
cerned about 30- to 40-student classrooms in Manatee
middle schools, and hope their school could limit
classes to 15 students per teacher, or 30 per teacher and
an assistant.
They have the application forms in hand, with a
Nov. 15 deadline for the academic year 2001-02. The
district has 90 days to review it, with the county board
accepting or rejecting it at its meeting in February. If
the answer is no, there is an appeal process. If it is yes,
the parties have until the end of next June to negotiate
a contract and must put the school together before fall.


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Cremaschi brings Argentinian wine to Island


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
It was a matter of chance that the Cremaschi fam-
ily started growing grapes and making wine in Argen-
tina, rather than in California.
In the late 1800s, Umberto, Amadeo and
Antoinette Cremaschi boarded a ship in Italy and
headed for a new home, Richard Cremaschi said.
Where they would end up hardly mattered so long
as they were going. Before they left, they picked the
strongest stock of grape vines they could and packed
them away for the voyage.
"Some of the ships went to North America and
some to South America and depending on which ship
you got on coming to the New World determined
where you ended up," Cremaschi said.
"They started growing grapes on a small scale be-
cause France had a monopoly on wine making. But at
the turn of the century, a plague killed off most of the
vines in Europe. So the Europeans came to the United
States and South America to get vines resistant to the
plague," he said.
That would lead to the Cremaschi fortunes and the
family's winery named Faraon Spanish for pharaoh.
"My great uncle Victor was fascinated with. the
ancient Egyptians and even went to Egypt and studied
the people and their culture," Cremaschi said. "When
he got the chance, he named the winery Faraon. There
is a statue of King Tut at the entrance to the winery, but
the face on the statue is of my uncle Victor."
The Cremaschis were at the top of their game in the
wine industry and South America. Huge fortunes were
made between the 1890s and 1920s and that's how
people like the Cremaschis were able to build such in-
credible mansions.
The Cremaschi wines bottled under the vineyard's
name Faraon feature varietals such as malbec,
chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon and pinot noir.
Umberto's grandson Richard sells the family wines
to a number of fine restaurants on Anna Maria Island
and Longboat Key.
On Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m., Cremaschi will be


at DiVine Wines, 5706 Manatee Ave., for a wine tast-
ing of what Faraon has to offer.
The malbec grape is Cremaschi's favorite. The
malbec won a silver medal in December at the 1999
Mendoza Wine Festival.
Malbec stock transplanted from Europe grew bet-
ter in Argentina because of the soil and the pure, clean
water from the Atuel River that originates in the Andes
Mountains. The nearest city is Mendoza.
"It rains very little maybe two inches a year -
so the land is irrigated from the river and the water
from the river comes from snow," Cremaschi said. "In
the summer it's 80 to 90 degrees and in the winter it's
30. There's a lot of snow on the mountain peaks."
The continuous fermentation process was invented
by Victor Cremaschi. For decades it was used world-


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Uncle Victor, who
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Last year, Cremaschi vineyards produced 75,000
liters of cabernet sauvignon, 125,000 liters of pinot noir
and 150,000 liters of chardonnay.
Faraon Winery has been declared a historic site by
the Argentinian government.
"My brothers and sisters are all doctors and teach-
ers. I decided to be adventurous and went into the mer-
chant marines to see the world," Cremaschi said. "I
worked on tugs on the Mississippi River. I guess I
should have gone to college but I wasn't interested. It's
never too late to sell wine."
Islanders may recognize Cremaschi as the airboat
tour operator for several years out of Leverock's Ma-
rina. He said he's "Airboat Man" Friday through Sun-
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Mary Spelman Atkins
Mary Spelman Atkins, 85, of Anna Maria, died
July 3 at the Lake House, Bradenton.
Born in LeRoy, N.Y., Mrs. Atkins came to Mana-
tee County from Falls Church, Va., in 1969. She was
a homemaker. She was an Episcopalian. She was past
vice president of Alpha Delta Pi, past president of Pan
Hellenic Council, and national champion of the Varsity
Rifle Club at George Washington University.
Services were July 7 at Griffith-Cline Funeral
Home, Holmes Beach Chapel. Burial will be in Man-
sion Memorial Park, Ellenton. Memorial contributions
may be made to Alzheimer's Association of Manatee-
Sarasota. 1230 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota FL 34239.
She is survived by daughter Ginger Havens of
Orange Park; son Steven of Monroeville, Pa.; brother
James Spelman of Annandale, Va.; three grandchil-
dren; and two great-grandchildren.

Rose Ella Butts
Rose Ella Butts, 83, of Crystal, Mich., and Holmes
Beach, died July 5 at home.
Born in Saginaw, Mich., Mrs. Butts has been a
winter resident since 1978. She was an elementary
school teacher. She was a member of St. Bernard
Catholic Church Guild. She was a member of Women
of the Moose. She was a historian for the Audubon
Society.
Services were July 8 in Alma, Mich. Memorial
contributions may be made to Gratiot Area Hospice,


300 Warwick Drive, Alma, Mich. 48801, or the
Alzheimer's Association, 400 Dartmouth No. 8, Mid-
land, Mich. 48640.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years,
Mynard; daughter Bonnie Jeffrey of Redondo Beach,
Calif.; son Mynard "Bill" of Grand Rapids, Mich.; sis-
ters Irene Murphy of Holmes Beach and Roberta
Barbour of Bradenton; six grandchildren; and six great-
grandchildren.

Mary Grace Biers Logan
Mary Grace Biers Logan, 79, of Holmes Beach,
died July 7 at home.
Born in Hinton, W. Va., Mrs. Logan came to
Manatee County from East Liverpool, Ohio, in 1984.
She was an associate member of Roser Memorial Com-
munity Church.
Memorial services will be in Jamestown, N.C., at
a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to
Southeastern Guide Dogs Inc., 4210 77th St. E., Pal-
metto FL 34221. National Cremation Society was in
charge of arrangements.
She is survived by husband Frederick P.; daughter
Mary Lou Turner of East Liverpool; son Frederick P.
Jr. of Front Royal, Va.; six grandchildren; and two
great-grandchildren.

David Paul Loudner
David Paul Loudner, 52, of Bradenton, died July 9
at home.
Born in Columbus, Ohio, Mr. Loudner moved to
Manatee County from Ohio in 1995. He was a U.S. Air


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Force veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a manager
of the Terrace Lounge and a manager at Wal-Mart in
Bradenton. He was formerly a member of St. Colman
Catholic Church, Washington Court House, Ohio.
Visitation will be July 12. Mass and burial will be
July 13, all at Washington Court House. Memorial
contributions may be made to Hospice of Bradenton,
3355 26th St. W., Bradenton FL 34205.
He is survived by wife Tammy Kay; daughter
Laura Lee of Jamestown, Ohio; son James David of
Greenfield, Ohio; stepdaughters Angel Kay Petry,
Courtney Marie Petry and Desiree Elizabeth Frafcis of
Bradenton Beach; father Joseph P. of Washington
Court House; brother Ray of Washington Court House;
sister Judy Black of Washington Court House; and a
grandson.

Dorothy B. O'Hara
Dorothy B. O'Hara, 77, of Bradenton, died July 5
at home.
Born in Tampa, Mrs. O'Hara came to Manatee
County from Baltimore 22 years ago. She was a mem-
ber of Church of the Annunciation, Holmes Beach.
Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 12
at the church, 4408 Gulf Drive. Memorial contributions
may be made to the church. Toale Brothers Funeral
Home is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by daughters Hannah Maloney of
Bradenton and Judy Covert of St. Pete Beach; brothers
Donald Bullock of Seffner, Harry Bullock of San Jose,
Calif., and Allan Bullock of Chestertown, Md.; two
grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.


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Streetlife


Island police reports
Anna Maria City
July 1, theft, 800 block North
Shore Drive. Complainant said he had
work done on his house and believed
one of the workers took a rod and reel.
July 3, theft, 700 block Holly Av-
enue. The complainant said a license
tag was removed from a trailer at his
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July 3, burglary to auto, 100 block
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vehicle, rummaged through the con-
tents, but fled before taking anything.

Bradenton Beach
July 1, auto burglary, Coquina
Beach. The complainant said she
locked items in the car trunk, went to
the beach and, upon returning, found
she had locked the keys to the trunk.
While awaiting a second set of keys to
be brought to her, the complainant was
notified that purchases were made that
day at a Clearwater store with one of
her credit cards. When she eventually
got into the trunk she found six credit


cards and $90 in cash missing. There
were no signs of forced entry to the
vehicle.
July 1, grand theft, 100 block Bay
Drive South. The complainant said he
left his boat at a dock, went to a
lounge on Bridge Street, stayed late
and took other transportation home.
When the complainant went back the
next day to get his boat it was missing
and presumed stolen. Total value of
the boat and equipment was $1,300.
The boat was later recovered undam-
aged in mangroves in Cortez.
July 1, Baker Act, 1300 block Gulf
Drive. The complainant called police
after discovering an unknown woman in
his house with only a sheet wrapped
around her. The woman's daughter had
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after she apparently wandered off from
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"just wanted to die." Fearing she would
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July 2, auto burglary, 1800 block
Gulf Drive. The complainant said an
unknown person entered her car and
took $42 in cash and a disc player and
speaker valued at $30.
July 2, petty theft and possible
controlled substance, 2400 block Av-
enue B. The complainant said she saw
the suspect leave her residence and
believed he had stolen prescription
medicine and cash. Police confronted
the suspect, who admitted taking $99
in cash and the medication.
July 2, auto burglary, Coquina
Beach. The complainant said he re-
trieved a key hidden under his car to
get some cash from his vehicle, locked
the car and, when he returned later in
the day, found the key on top of the
passenger rear tire. Missing from the
car was a credit card, driver's license
and $850 in cash.
July 3, auto burglary, Coquina
Bayside. The complainant said he left
his truck at the boat ramp while boat-
ing. Marine Rescue noticed a broken
window on the truck a short time later
and notified police. When the com-
plainant returned he determined a ra-
dio/CD valued at $500 and 50 CDs
valued at $750 were missing. Damage
to the window was estimated at $250.
July 3, auto burglary, 1800 block
Gulf Drive. The complainant said an
unknown person broke into her car.
Missing was an $8 camera and eight
CDs valued at $136.
July 4, criminal mischief, Coquina
Beach. The complainant said un-
known persons cracked a window on
his car. Nothing was missing, Damage
was estimated at $200.


July 4, auto burglary, Cortez
Beach. The complainant said when
she returned from the beach she found
her locked car unlocked. Missing were
two purses, wallets, cash, a pager, cell
phone and other items totaling $437.
July 5, retail theft, 2513 Gulf
Drive, Circle K. An unknown man re-
moved an 18-pack of beer from the
cooler and left the store without pay-
ing for it.
July 5, auto burglary, 1800 block
Gulf Drive. The complainant said six
CDs valued at $100, a CD changer
valued at $350, and sunglasses valued
at $50 were missing from his car.
There was no sign of forced entry.

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June 30, trespass, 7500 Marina
Drive. The complainant said that after
moving her furniture into a house and
receiving a key, the resident refused
her admittance to the premises and
said he had removed her furniture.
After questioning by police, the furni-
ture was found in another part of the
house, the key was returned to the
resident and the furniture removed
from the premises. The complainant
received a trespass warning.
June 30, theft from a vehicle, 7500
Marina Drive. While the officer was at
the scene of the above incident, the
resident said his wallet was removed
from his van two days earlier.
July 1, theft, 3200 block East Bay
Drive, Anna Maria Island Centre. The
complainant said his bicycle was
taken from behind the shopping cen-
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Holmes Beach Bridie Tebbetts ballfield delayed again


By David Futch
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"If it's not one thing, it's another."
At least that's what Roseanna Roseanna
Danna of the old late-night show, "Saturday
Night Live," used to say.
Now it's become a popular saying with the
Manatee County Parks and Recreation Depart-
ment when the subject of Birdie Tebbetts Field in
Holmes Beach comes up.
The ballfield is 15 months behind schedule
and months away from being a finished project.
And the county has another reason why it
won't be ready until mid-September or early
October.
The county is blaming the newest delay on
the drought, which is coupled with a problem the
city already has with high saltwater content in its
well used to water the field.
The high salt content in the water doesn't
promote proper growth in the grass seeds spread
on the infield and outfield.
What's there now is mostly weeds.
The first problem to surface that has led to
myriad delays was the inability to get an agree-
ment signed between the city and county regard-
ing who would maintain the field and pay for
certain items such as removeable fencing in the
outfield so it could be used as a soccer field.


POLICE, FROM PAGE 14
ter. He said friends saw another youth riding it later.
Police went to the youth's home, found the missing
bicycle and returned it to its owner.
July 2, criminal mischief, 600 block Concord
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Then they couldn't get the grass seed to grow be-
cause they found high levels of salt in the well the
city dug to water plants and its new city hall.
Then they couldn't get the fence contractor to
deliver on time and he still hasn't.
Now the drought.
Danny Hopkins, head of the Manatee Parks and
Recreation Department, estimates the field won't be
playable until mid-September at the earliest.
That is more than 10 months after it was sup-
posed to be completed and ready for play.
"The fence is getting close and should be up well
in advance of fall baseball," Hopkins said. "The
drought is the big concern because the grass just
isn't growing. The fence will be up in 30 to 45 days.
By mid-September to early October the field should
be ready. Again, that depends on the turf."
Hopkins said it took the county about a year to
complete new fields at Lakewood Ranch and the
same amount of time for the Police Athletic League
fields in Bradenton.
Tebbetts Field has been under construction since
November 1998. Discussions between the county
and Holmes Beach about building the field started in
early 1997.
Former Holmes Beach Mayor Bob VanWagoner
retracted an interlocal agreement between the city
and county in February 1998.
By the time the field is finished, the county is ex-


The complainant said he parked and locked his truck
the night before and, when he went to work the next
day, found someone had taken T-shirts, his passport
and special recording tapes. Items taken were valued in
the thousands of dollars, as the music recording tapes
could not be replaced, according to the report.
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$10,000 in labor costs, Hopkins said.
Gary Blundin, Holmes Beach assistant main-
tenance foreman, said he isn't sure when the field
will be ready.
His closest estimate was Jan. 1, 2001.
"I don't have much to tell you. I saw some
grass out there, but there are a lot of weeds,"
Blundin said. "We're waiting for the grass to get
established before we tackle the weed problem.
"We've been dragging the clay in the infield
because if you don't it gets too hard-packed. Ev-
ery week or so I see a county guy. The last time
was about one-and-a-half weeks ago. It's a slow
deal going right now. I was hoping we'd have
some good-looking turf by now but we don't.
Some rain would help. I think we're six months
away from having that field playable."
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore said
the city can only water the field so much. When
the city does water, the water has a salt content
but the county said not to worry about it because
it just means it's going to grow slower.
"Things are going slower than we expected
but it's because the county is busy," Whitmore
said. "They're helping us with other things like
the entrance to the public beach. They put a new
berm up. I have no idea when the field is going to
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July 5, theft, 2600 block 34th Street. The com-
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Island All-Stars take a beating
It was real and it was fun, but it wasn't real fun.
The Anna Maria Island Little League age 11-12 All-
Star team ran into two buzz saws over the July 4 holidays
at the District 16 North sub-district tournament.
After getting a forfeit win over Sarasota's 13th
SAvenue All-Stars, the Island team had to play the two
tournament favorites at G.T. Bray Park in Bradenton.
First came Manatee East with its tradition as a
powerhouse and they proved it. Then came Braden
River driving home its reputation as long-ball sluggers.
On July 5, the "Beast from the East" rolled over the
Islanders 11-1, and the next night Braden River
pounded them 10-0 in four innings.
In the first three games of the tournament, Mana-
tee East outscored its opponents 32-2.
Braden River's Nic DePastino continued his torrid
hitting with a single, a triple, two runs batted in and a
run scored against the Island. DePastino, who is 12
years old and almost six feet tall, made it safely to base
his first 11 times at bat in the tournament.
Against Manatee Central he knocked two home
runs. He hit one against the Island that went about 250
feet, but was a foul ball.
The Island went up 1-0 in the top of the first inning
against Manatee East when Kyle Schweitzer singled
sharply in the hole between shortstop and third. He
stole second and went to third on a wild pitch.
Joey Mattay then hit a line shot single that went off
the second baseman's glove and into right field scor-
ing Schweitzer.
Brian DeBellevue looked like he was going to keep
things going when he hit a blue darter at the first baseman,
who made a "here's-your-Christmas-present-early" catch.
East wasted no time, scoring four runs in the bot-
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errors. They scored another run in the bottom of the
second and then in the third scored six runs to make it
11-1 Manatee East. And that, as they say, was that.
Against Braden River, Schweitzer started things
off for the Island with a single down the left field line,
but Braden River pitcher Chris Baker, who had two hits
and two RBIs, shut down the other Island hitters.
Island pitcher Michael Cramer walked the first
batter. Then a heads-up play by shortstop Mattay
erased the walk. Mattay grabbed a line drive and fired
to first to double up the runner, who was too far off
first, when Mattay made the catch.
Cramer walked cleanup batter DePastino then
struck out Braden River's number five hitter on two
fastballs and a wicked knuckleball.
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Sean Pittman hit a single in the top of the third, but
Baker continued his mastery on the mound by striking
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Braden River poured it on in the bottom of the third,
running the score to 7-0 and then finishing off the Island
in the bottom of the fourth with three more runs to end the
game and the tournament for the Island All-Stars.
There's a saying in double-elimination tourna-
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thunder.
Darling hit a hole-in-one Sunday on the 151-yard,
par 3 No. 4 at Palma Sola Golf Club to outshine two
teams that tied for first in the Sunday Sunrise
Tournament's first-ever two-man scramble.
"It was a weird-looking shot," Darling said. "I hit a
nine iron and it landed six inches to the left of the hole and
took one hop to the right and went in. I had another hole-
in-one 10 years ago but it was one where I sculled the ball,
it hit the fairway, rolled through a trap, across the green
and went in. This one Sunday was more like a real one."
First-place honors went to two teams. Chuck
Daniels and Russell Richards tied Neal Curtis and
David Futch at plus 24 on a-modified-Stableford scor-
ing system at Palma Sola Golf Club.
In this scoring system, birdies are worth four
points, pars two and bogeys one point.
Corky Parker and Bryan Geurin were second at
plus 23 while there was a three-way tie for third at plus
21. They were the teams of Paul Bondar and Jon
Huffman. Richard Thomas and Mark Kimball and
Dennis Spates and Mark Fransen.
Closest-to-the-pin "greenies" were won by Darling
and his playing partner Brett McIntosh, Keith Bernard
and Richard- Bergquist, Parker and Geurin and Allan
Ackles and Rick Morash.
A big thanks to the following businesses that do-
nated prizes: Hurricane Hanks, Shells, Duffy's Tavern,
Brian's Sunnyside Up, Marco Polo Pizza, Barefoot
Trader and Palma Sola Golf Club.
This week's Sunday tournament is scheduled to be
played at Pelican Pointe in Venice. Call Jon Huffman
at 778-4622 to ensure you get a tee time.

Woodlands holds summer scramble
Islander Scot Ricci, partner in the Woodlands Golf
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longest putt.
The four-person team scramble is set for Saturday,
July 15, and has an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start.
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On aging, federal weirdness, oceans, really big wave


This "Sandscript" is one of those clean-off-the-
desk columns that are forced upon me every so often
when I can't see the wood because of all the paper.

On aging and old (?) age
Dudley Clendinen made some interesting observa-
tions the other day. He's a former Tampa Bay writer
who hit the big leagues a while back and now is an
editorial writer for The New York Times.
"On a plane to Florida this year," Clendinen wrote,
"I sat with a woman of 60 on her way to her winter
home. Her latest boyfriend, a businessman of almost
70, had acquired a certain cachet in his peer group
When sued by a young woman employee for sexual
harassment. That did not bother my planemate so much
because she believed him when he said the woman
came after him, and so did the jury at the trial. But it
troubled her mother, who is 85, and who found out
about it when her fifth husband, who is 91, saw notice
of it in a business journal he gets at his office.
"I thought that story said a lot about the advancing
vitality of old age in America. In Florida again recently,
I shared it at dinner with two friends. She is 72 and
works full time, which she started doing after getting
a master's degree in her 40s when her children were
grown. He is 76 and volunteers full time, which he
started doing when he retired from his position as a
corporate officer at age 63. They were just back from
a weekend visiting their mothers. Hers, at 96, has
grown depressed and withdrawn. His, at 104, still keeps
her checkbook and goes out shopping.
"Everyone has stories like that to tell now. At least,
everyone in Florida does. At a conference on aging at the
University of South Florida not long ago. Sen. Bob Gra-
ham of Florida told about a picnic for 45 centenarians in
Tallahassee that had to be postponed because half of them
couldn't make it. They were away on vacation."
Clendinen goes on to talk about how people are
living longer and fuller lives to the point where there's
a new name for being a grown-up: "third-stage adult-


Horseshoe winners
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Bradenton. Runners-up were John Bennett of Anna
Maria and George Landraitis of Holmes Beach.
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I keep remembering that great old line, "If I'd
known I was going to live this long, I would have taken
better care of myself."

From the 'Duh?' files
The following is from a Washington Post article:
"A study commissioned by the National Park Ser-
vice concludes that Washington's monuments, particu-
larly those on the Mall, are vulnerable to terrorist at-
tacks and that the police force charged with protecting
them is understaffed and poorly funded.
"The 200-page.report cites several examples of
how terrorists, domestic and foreign, could easily de-
stroy national monuments and cause mayhem similar
to that of the bombings of the federal building in Okla-
homa City and the World Trade Center in New York."
Reading this makes me wonder if the cover page of
the report says something like "Hey terrorists! Here's the
primer you've been waiting for! Everything you need to
know about how to blow up America's greatest symbols
of freedom right here in one easy-to-read report!"
Jeez.
Many. many years ago there was an unspoken, un-
written policy among newspapers in the Tampa Bay area
to ignore suicides involving the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.
The thought was that publicizing jumpers would only
cause more sad, depressed people to think, "Maybe I'll
end it on the Skyway! Where are my car keys?"
That policy ended a while back, and jumpers in-
creased to the point that they've now got crisis hotline
phones on the top of the span in the hope that potential
suicides can be talked out of it.
Somehow, I don't think the National Park Service
report comes equipped with a hotline number to talk
terrorist groups out of blowing up Washington.

'Ocean' quotes
I got a copy of a pretty interesting book the other
day, "The Oceans," by Ellen J. Prager with Sylvia A.
Earle. It caught my eye because Dr. Earle was director
of Mote Marine Laboratory in the mid-1960s and is
now the "explorer in residence" at the National Geo-
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planet are covered by oceans, 97 percent of the Earth's
water lies in the sea, and within it lies 97 percent of the
planet's living space."
There's also this telling quote:
"Despite the enormous strides we have made in the
past century toward understanding the nature of the sea,
fully 95 percent of the ocean remains to be explored.
Given the magnitude of what our modest ventures have
revealed to date, and given how much more remains to
be found, scientists might well stand in awe with us to
wonder what else is down there.
"Another stunning revelation is the impact of humans
on the ocean in the brief span of a century. Anyone who
knew the ocean as it was 100 years ago would have to
wonder what terrible events had occurred to so drastically
alter its very nature. Even half a century ago, the ocean
was a 'sea of Eden.' Anthropologist-explorer Thor
Heyerdahl remarked, when he returned in 1947 from his
famous Kon Tiki expedition across the Pacific, that what
had impressed him the most was not the new discoveries
made, nor the wondrous encounters with sea creatures, not
even the excitement of staying afloat for many weeks in
his improbably fragile balsa-log craft. Rather, his most
memorable and unexpected discovery was how pristine
the ocean was, how it must have been then, much as it was
thousands, even millions, of years before. Great sharks
and other fish swam up to the raft like curious children.
None had ever encountered a terrestrial primate before.
"Nor had they seen the other strange newcomers
that would soon become a constant reminder of chang-
ing times in the sea: drifting plastic cups, bags and bits
of Styrofoam, weathered tar balls and fragments of dis-
carded nets. By the time of Heyerdahl's 1970 expedi-
tion aboard the reed raft Ra II, there were clear signs
of trouble. Not a day passed, he said, without sailing
through debris, sometimes great rafts of it, even hun-
dreds of miles from shore."
So go figure: we're going to live longer, healthier
lives which will give us more opportunity to screw
up the planet, it would appear.

Sandscript factoid
Tsunamis tidal waves can be caused by earth-
quakes, submarine landslides, asteroid impacts or volca-
nic eruptions. They travel across the ocean at speeds av-
eraging 600 mph. In 1883, an eruption of a volcano on the
Island of Krakatoa in Indonesia spawned a tsunami that
generated a wave that traveled at 700 mph and swept
across the coasts of Java and Sumatra at a height of 133
feet. Another tsunami in 1971 struck the Ryukyu Island
of Japan with a wave height of 276 feet.
Afterthought: The tallest structure on Anna Maria
Island is the cellular phone tower in Holmes Beach. It's
275 feet tall. For comparison sake, the six-story
Martinique condo would only be about 66 feet tall.


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Tarpon still hanging in there, reds putting on show


By Capt. David Futch
Redfish are starting to make a show and shark fish-
ing in Tampa Bay has been outstanding.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said
snook continue to be plentiful along the beach.
"But they're also around island docks at night,"
Lowman said. "Trout are being caught on the deeper grass
flats at the north end of Sarasota Bay. There are a lot of
mangrove snapper on the Skyway Bridge reef and there
are lot of Spanish mackerel on the 1-, 3- and 7-Mile Reef.
Shark fishing is a lot of fun this time of year. Tarpon are
still around though not as many along the beach."
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said mackerel
and snapper and the occasional jack were caught the
past few days. "Snook are hitting everything you throw
at them but they're breaking everyone off," Kilb said.
"The.problem we have is the water's too clear and
bait's hard to come by."
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said redfish angling
has improved 1,000 percent. He said his customers
were catching them up to 34 inches but most around 20
to 23 inches.
"We've caught them on shrimp and live pinfish
around the mouth of the Manatee River and then later
in the week around Long Bar," Capt. Zach said. "I
think those redfish have been in the canals and now
they're starting to come out. Probably had something
to do with the drought and the high salinity in the wa-
ter and.now that it's raining the fish are moving out. We
had several catch-and-release snook and mangrove
snapper around Longboat Pass. We're catching some
small grouper there and trout to 22 inches."
Carl Shaner at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle
said fishing great last weekend, especially redfish.
"There are a lot of blacktip sharks being caught off
Perico Bayou," Shaner said. "Pompano and permit are
still showing in good numbers offshore. And there are
a lot of flounder around."
Capt. Tom Chaya on Dolphin Dreams out of
Captain's Marina in Holmes Beach said redfishing fi-
nally started getting decent and the water just a few
steps off the beach are seeing mass numbers of snook.
Capt. Thorn Smith at Angler's Repair said trout
and catch-and-release snook fishing around Rattle-
snake Point has been superb. He also caught mackerel
in Tampa Bay.


Grouper getter
Rodney Shirley, mate on the charter boat Rip-Tide, shows off a 15-pound red grouper on the left and a
gag grouper he and Capt. Matt Denham caught in 100 feet of water off Anna Maria Island. Islander
Photo: David Futch


"After the tide bottomed out, we started catching
redfish and flounder in Terra Ceia Bay in a nice soft
coral spot," Smith said. "But the snook were loaded on
Rattlesnake. I had some people from New Jersey who
had never caught a snook. We caught at least 30 up to
29 inches. We were using four-inch whitebait and
someone fishing near us was using giant threadfin and
they wouldn't bite the threadfin."
Capt. Roy Salgado on the Grand Slam is on va-
cation but is accepting charters July 14.
Capt. Steve Salgado of Compleat Angler said
things haven't changed much since last week.
"We're catching a lot of blacktip sharks from 70-


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100 pounds. The sharks are as thick as I've ever seen.
They like to jump and they put up a 30-minute fight,"
Salgado said. "Tarpon were slow this past week. It was
a new moon so not as many fish. Toward the end of the
month when the moon gets full they'll be around. Some
redfish starting to show but nothing to write home
about. What I want to do is go offshore and catch some
of those big permit.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip Tide out of
Captain's Marina in Holmes Beach said he's been fish-
ing in 100-130 feet of water and catching gag and red
grouper to 15 pounds. There are a lot of dolphin and
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could take a picture so totally amazing." Words like "clas-
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If so, you might have a picture that could be a con-
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awarded $200 from the newspaper, merchandise, prizes
and gift certificates from local merchants.
"The 'wow' factor always plays a role. We're look-
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Judging begins by a selection of pictures from sub-
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pictures, landscapes and scenics, candid unposed snap-
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Business


Local investment manager puts
views on 'the street'
Tom Breiter of Anna Maria has gone national with
investor advice via an interview with the bi-weekly
publication Wall Street Transcript.
He said he explained his firm's "stellar stocks"
program, creating "the largest area of growth for busi-
ness. In our common stock accounts we are growth
oriented," he said, "looking for great businesses we
wish to own."
He said his firm, Breiter Capital Management Inc.,
which he founded in Anna Maria City in 1991, directs


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Real Estate


Island property sales
100 Seventh St. S., Bradenton Beach, a two-story
1,452 sfla duplex built in 1930 on a 45x100 lot, was
sold 5/11/00, Shelley to Hendrickson, for $350,000.
205 Highland Ave., Bradenton Beach, 3 Coquina
Reef, a 590 sfla Ibed/lbath condo built in 1982, was
sold 5/11/00, Rio to Nielson, for $100,000.
309 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, a 936 sfla 2bed/lbath
home/office built in 1915 on a 52by145 lot, was sold
5/10/00, Schlegel to May, for $185,000.
511 77th St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront two-story
2,322 sfla 3bed/3bath/lcar/pool home built in 1956 on
,a 90x103 lot,was sold 5/10/00, Zeyse & Thein to
Hardin & Wroten for $320,000.
5200 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 302 Martinique
South, an 838 sfla lbed/lbath condo built in 1970 was
sold 5/8/00, Nolin to Hageman for $165,000.
5808 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 110 N. Waters
Edge, a Gulffront 1,078 sfla 2bed/2 bath condo built in
1975, was sold 5/9/00, Becker to Gordon, for
$380,000; list $399,000.
6401 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, a half duplex
of 2bed/lbath/2cp built in 1987 on a 57x90 lot, was
sold 5/9/00, Kennedy to Hietala, for $155,000.
7000 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 110 Tiffany Place,
a Gulffront 1,212 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1978
was sold 5/9/00, Schoenknecht to Frisbie, for
$389,000; list $399,900.
797 N. Shore Dr., Anna Maria, a Gulffront 3,684
sfla 3bed/2.5bath/2car home built in 1988 on a 50x 110
lot, was sold 5/11/00, Esformes to Hess for $1,200,000;
list $1.350,000.
409 Bay Palms, Holmes Beach, a 1,760 sfla 3bed/
2bath home built in 1966 on an 80xl00 lot, was sold
6/7/00, Huffine to Coury, for $185,000; list $184,500.
6006 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 203 Playa
Encantada, a 1,154 sfla condo built in 1980, was sold
6/9/00, Georgiev to McLetchie, for $315,000.
621 Ivanhoe, Holmes Beach, canal and golf course
frontage, 2,531 sfla 4bed/3bath/2car/pool home built in
1978 on a 100x105 lot, was sold 6/5/00, Kilner to





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622 N. Point Dr., Holmes Beach, a canalfront
2,702 sfla 4bed/2&1/2bath/2car home built in 1987 on
a 50x75x155x20x 133 lot, was sold 6/6/00, Scoggins to
Grayston, for $635,000; list $659,000.
6500 Flotilla, 125 Westbay Point & Moorings, a
bayfront 985 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1978, was
sold 6/6/00, Daley to Kilner, for $230,000.
7200 Palm, Holmes Beach, a duplex (also known
as 308 72nd St.) built in 1990, half of duplex @ 2bed/
2bath/2car selling 6/5/00, Lott to Annis, for $160,000.
738 Jacaranda, Anna Maria, a 1,618 sfla 2bed/
2bath/2car home built in 1996 on a 107x55x121x160,
was sold 6/5/00, Schubert to Misner, for $350,000.
840 N. Shore Dr., Anna Maria, a 2,208 sfla two-
story duplex built in 1972 on a 50x136 lot, was sold 6/
6/00, Nichols to Watts, for $350,000.
105 36th St., Holmes Beach, a Gulffront 1,381 sfla
3bed/3bath home built in 1998 on a 50x120 lot with 30
by 100 foot private road, was sold 6/12/00, Gatewood
to Wheeler, for $700,000.
109 10th St. N., Bradenton Beach, 122 Bay Winds,
an 873 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1984, was sold
6/13/00, Adair to Costello, for $143,000; list $149,000.
111 Third St. S., Bradenton Beach, a 622 sfla lbed/
lbath/lcar/lcp home built in 1953 on a 50x87 lot, was
sold 6/15/00, Tluszcz to Wainwright, for $123,000.
117 Seventh St N., Bradenton Beach, 1 Bay View
Terrace, an 864 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1973,
was sold 6/15/00, Berry to Sanford, for $100,000.
1201 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, a 621 sfla 2bed/
lbath home built in 1930 on a 25x50 lot, was sold 6/
15/00, Grossman to Schneider, for $192,000; list
$199,900.
206 S. Harbor Dr., Holmes Beach, a canalfront
2,160 sfla 2bed/3bath/2car home built in 1980 on a
54x106 lot, was sold 6/16/00, Stepp to Mantovani, for
$258,000; list $279,000.
2304 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach, a 624 sfla Ibed/
Ibath home built in 1930 on a 50x100 lot, was sold 6/15/
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3019 Avenue E, Holmes Beach, a 50x100 lot, was
sold 6/15/00, Sponenbarger to Meilner, for $80,000;
list $85,000.
3302 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 201 Sunset Cove of
Holmes Beach, a new Gulffront condo, was sold 6/15/
00, Sunset Cove of Holmes Beach LLC to SME Hold-
ings Ltd. Partnership, for $483,929.
3702 Sixth Ave., Holmes Beach, 1 Beach View of
Manatee, a 1,047 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1984,
was sold 6/16/00, Vogelpohl to Hostetler, for
$110,000.
402 S. Bay Blvd, Anna Maria, a bayfront 1,500 sfla
3bed/2bath home built in 1952 on a 60x85 lot, was sold
6/15/00, Taylor to Bowes, for $328,000; list $360,000.
413 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, a 52x145 lot, was sold
6/16/00, McNulty to Kimball, for $97,500.
501 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, 202 Bridgeport,
a 1,000 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1982, was sold
6/14/00, Kemplin to Hauck, for $174,000.
513 N. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a 1,374 sfla 2bed/
2bath home built in 1952 on a 60x100 lot, was sold 6/
16/00, Hueber to McClain, for $186,000; list $199,000.
5608 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 114 Sun Plaza
West, a 1,092 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1981, was
sold 6/15/00, Gussin to Stewart, for $160,000.
142 Crescent, Anna Maria, a 1,126 sfla 2bed/l&l/
2bath/cp home built in 1953 on two lots measuring
116x111, was sold 6/23/00, Auerbach-Powers to
Glaser, for $185,000.
259 Gladiolus, Anna Maria, a canalfront 1,415 sfla
2bed/2bath/1 car home built in 1974 on a pie-shaped lot,
was sold 6/23/00, Byrne to Phillips, for $255,000.
2902 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a 972 sfla 2bed/
2bath duplex built in 1951 on a 50x100 lot, was sold
6/20/00, Amato to Turner, for $145,000; list $149,900.
5108 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a 2,942 sfla six-unit
motel built in 1954 on a 100x90 lot, was sold 6/23/00,
Driftwood of Holmes Beach to Driftwood MD Motel
Inc., for $415,000.
Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate
broker, 778-1222, exclusively for The Islander. 2000.


A BIG HOUSE ON KEY ROYALE -
BIG PRICE REDUCTION NOW $229,000
611 Gladstone. 4BR/3.5BA/2 home, two-car garage, 3,895
sq. ft. under roof including caged pool. Next to, but not on a
canal. Owner anxious. $255-6000 Now $229,000.

Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, FI 34216
Phone & Fax: (941)778-1222
E-Mail: dougdowling@earthlink.net
http://home.earthlink.net/-dougdowling/


ISLAND DUPLEX


2BR/2BA each side, -. *... .
water view, two : -.
private sun decks.,
$249,000. '.'



FOUNTAINHEAD


Townhouse condo,
2BR/2BA. Pool,
steps to beach,
immaculate.
$169,000.


Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria Inc.
SALES/RENTALS


5408 Marina Drive Holmes Beach 778-7244
email: gulfbay@gate.net www.gulfbayrealty.com


Sil RE ALTOR,
26 Years of Pro'fssional Service
DUPLEX- 2.610 sq. ft. living area. 2BR/2BA and 2BR/IBA, ga-
rage. $259,900.
PINEBROOK DORAL MODEL 2BR/2BA, golf course. $123,000.
LAUREL OAKS New 3BR/2BA, heated pool/spa. $268,000.
WATERFRONT 3BR/2BA, two fireplaces, much more. $379,000.
CANAL ANNA MARIA 3BR/2BA, pool, 2,700 sq. ft. Decks. $455,000
BAYSHORE CONDO Age restricted, near shopping. $32,900.
COMMERCIAL
HISTORIC BRIDGE STREET 2,400 sq.ft., three stores, 150 ft.
to bay. Can add to size. Developing area. $355,000.
STYLING SALON Eight stations, established over 35 years.
$39,000, OBO.
GULFVIEW LOT 100 by 90 ft., zoned C-2. $150,000.
RENTALS
VACATION, SUMMER AND 2001 SEASONAL
GULFFRONT CONDOS (5400, Gulfsands, Sun Plaza West, Sea Pirates)
HOMES: 3BR with 2-3 baths, heated pools, some canalfront.
ANNUAL RENTALS
3BR/2BA, three-car garage $1,200 month
2BR/2BA Gulffront apartment furnished $900 month
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
TDY41@aol.com TDOLLYYOUNGREALESTATE.COM


WEST OF GULF DRIVE ONLY 150 FEET TO BEACH
ACCESS! Attractive home refurbished 1988 with
greatroom design. Spacious living area plus
charming attached apartment for rental in-
come or guests. On beautifully landscaped 95
by 131 ft. lot, offering room for pool of 14 by 29
ft. screened porch. $575,000.


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Since
Xf^ 1957
MARIE 15 LIC. REAL ESTATE
FRANKLIN REA LTY BROKER
"We ARE the Island.
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250






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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 mattress
$199; daybed (white with brass finials) including two
mattresses and pop-up unit $285. Can deliver. Call
753-7118.

ANTIQUE WOOD office chairs. Only two left, dark
wood, $100 each. 778-1102.

WOOD CRIB SET with dressing table. Crib turns into
youth bed. $200. 779-1732.

FOR SALE: Wooden railing (indoor loft), complete
double and single vanity, acrylic surround shower,
down-draft range, framed prints. Call 779-2106.



ROSER GUILD THRIFT SHOP open Tues. and Thurs.
9:30am-2pm, Sat. 9am-noon. Clearance sale 50% off.
Closed in August. 511 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.

LORD'S WAREHOUSE Thrift Shop. July hours, Sat-
urdays only, 9am-1pm. 6140 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
383-4738. Everything 50% off.

GARAGE SALE: Sunday, July 16, 8am-noon.
Household items, framed prints, wicker coffee table,
dollar-item table. 762 Jacaranda, Anna Maria.

GARAGE SALE Saturday July 15, 9am-2pm. House-
hold goods and some furniture. 524 South Drive,
Anna Maria.

GARAGE SALE Friday July 14 afternoon, Saturday and
Sunday July 15 and 16. Household and misc., Christ-
mas, lots of old. Most under $1.00. 8006 Marina Drive.



CONGRATULATIONS PATTI "Cheeseball" Byron on
your retirement! A big ol' welcome home to Anna
Maria Island to our special chum!
TRASPRTVe


FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ...
else in The Islander, 778-7978.


and everything


9419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
419PineAveue, Anna Maria, Florida


(941) 778-2291
EVENINGS 778-2632


P O Box 2150
FAX (941) 778-2294


iELqUT fI t. t I DIPLX JLIT LISTED!
This bright ad spacious, :jeauTuiJii, maintained duplex offers
2BR/1BA on-each side add is located.in a lovely Holmes
Beach residential neighborhood, within easy walking distance
of the wide, sandy Gulf beach! Amenities include an updated
east side, featuring new kitchen cabinets, appliances, carpet-
ing and central air conditioning. Both sides offer screened
lanais and sunny eat-in kitchens plus laundry hookups. The
large lot offers plenty of room for a pool and/or building expan-
sion. Priced to sell at $219,500.
Visit our Web site at www.betsyhills.com


DIVING SERVICE: Underwater boat maintenance,
hull and props cleaned. Monthly contract available.
Certified diver. Call 778-8370.

OFFSHORE CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Glenn
Corder aboard Deep South. Half & full day. For infor-
mation call 778-1203 or Mobile 713-5900.

1988 17 FT. HURRICANE deck boat. GM, V6. 1/0.
H/tilt, H/trim, great for fishing pulls, two skiers, seats
eight, tilt trailer. $3995. 720-4455 or 778-8203.

CHARTER BOAT "SUZIE" Sight-seeing charter to
Egmont Key and Tampa Bay. All Charters tailored to
your likes and time frame. Swimming and shelling.
For more information call Captain Iver (941) 795-
6479, pager 319-2637.



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 His-
torical 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.

WANTED: MOTIVATED SALES associate for real
estate office in high-traffic location. Commissions
negotiable. Please call Robin at 778-7244.

HOUSEKEEPING/LAUNDRY. Dependable, energetic,
non smoking. Part time, full time. Will train. 778-6335.

YAZIGI LANGUAGE STUDY center: Host families
needed July and August for exchange students. Also,
host family coordinators needed. Call 941-753-9957.

DESIGN 2000 is seeking experienced stylists and
manicurists to rent space at newly expanded location
at Whitney Beach. Call Rick, 941-792-4553.

CASHIERS PART TIME AND full time. Days or
nights available. Experience preferred but will train.
Apply at Jessie's Island Store, 5424 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.






5500 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
in P l~e 941-779-2580



723 Key Royale Dr. North Point Harbour.
Incredible panoramic view of Tampa Bay and
Skyway Bridge. 128 ft. of seawalled Bayfront
beauty. 3 bedrooms (two master suites) and 3.5
baths. Gourmet kitchen, dock and boat lift.
$1,085,000.
720 Key Royale Dr. North Point Harbour.
Under construction. 5BR/3.5BA, formal dining
room, library (office), deep-water seawalled
canal access to Tampa Bay. Still time to pick
your colors. $995,000.
VACANT LOTS
201 Spring Ave., Anna Maria $125,000.
808 North Shore Dr., Anna Maria Gulfview.
$300,000.


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REAL ESTATE
OF ANNA MARIA


HELP YOUR COMMUNITY and the planet. Volun-
teers needed to man the recycling center in
Bradenton Beach for 2-1/2 to 5 hours per week. All
seven days available. No experience necessary. Call
778-1005 or 778-2991.

PROFESSIONAL JOURNALIST, recent grad or ex-
perienced reporter for award-winning weekly news-
paper. Join a winning team. Journalism background
a must. Send resume via fax, e-mail or mail to The
Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL
34217, fax 778-9392 or e-mail news@islander.org.



DOUBLE UP BABY-SITTERS. Two gals, references,
experience,- other odd jobs. Megahan and Jessica,
778-7502, 779-0804. Call us if you need us.

BABY-SITTING: If you are going out tonight, call me
over and I will watch your kids. $4 an hour, I cook and
clean. Call 778-2075, ask for Joey.



MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, mulching,
trimming, clean-up, edgings, and more. Hard-work-
ing and responsible. Excellent references. Edward
778-3222.

LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.

HUSBAND FOR A DAY. Odd jobs, even jobs, no job
to small. Licensed and insured. 778-2784.

JACK-OF-ALL-TRADES handyman. Free estimates!
No job too small. Carpentry, electric, plumbing, roof-
ing, masonry, repairs. Call Jack at 721-1958.

TREE SERVICE: Topping, trimming, shaping, re-
movals. Trim palm trees. Call Phil Brewer Tree Ser-
vice. Pager, 252-3300, or 746-6678.

"WHITAKER WOOD & WINDOWS." We specialize in
cleaning, stripping, and waterproofing decks. Paint-
ing, cleaning, windows, real estate turnkey, residen-
tial cleaning, interior boat cleaning. Free estimates,
references, licensed. Call 749-1844.



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THE POINTE AT MARINER'S COVE Prestigious condo over-
looks Mariner's Cove Marina. Modern split plan, spacious mas-
ter and guest suites. Large gourmet kitchen, formal dining room
and large living room features fireplace and built-in wet bar.
Over 2,050 sq.ft. enclosed lanai, two private balconies and
oversize two-car garage. Plus your own private 20 by 50 f. boat
slip (only minutes to bay.) Open Sunday 1-4 pm. 4102 Marina
Court. At the easterly side of Cortez Bridge take 127 St. north,
turn right on 129 St., turn left into Marina Court to end... Hurry,
seller relocating. Only $399,500.

Realty/ / David York
e / 2100 Constitution Blvd. (Suite 143)
Epr Sarasota, FL 34231 957-5654


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Our property manager Carol Saulnier
will treat you like royalty!
WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR IN A PROPERTY MANAGER?
Trust and confidence Attention to detail
Professional and personal service Long term commitment
Our property manager Carol Saulnier has all of these qualities and more. She
has been with Green Real Estate for more than 12 years. Her continuing goal
is to earn your trust, your confidence and your business. Call Carol today and
find exactly what you have been looking for in a property manager.

Visit our website at www.greenreal.com


778-0455 9906 Gulf Drive (Next to the Anna Maria Post Office)


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Sandy's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
aw Hauling By the cut or by the month.
ta" We Monitor Irrigation Systems
Service INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
778-1345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
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Residential Commercial
Check our references:
"Quality work at a reasonable price."
Licensed/Insured Serving Anna Maria Island Since 1986 761-8900




Free Estimates Fully Insured Luc.#Mc00105
SPECIALIZING IN BOATLIFTS, DOCKS AND SEAWALLS
792-5685 Fax 795-4329

Paradise Improvements 778-4173
Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
Replacement Doors and Windows
'"j Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
I Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
Lic#CBC056755


Advertising works fast in The Islander.


CARPET CLEANING



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WATERING RIESTRICTITIONS
S Rules in effect for Manatee County:

S> Lawn and landscape watering is limited to
Sone day a week.
> Addresses ending in even numbers (or A -
**0
SM): Tuesday.
*
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SZ): Sunday.
> Irrigation not allowed from 10 a.m. to 4
Sp.m. Irrigation with treated waste water allowed
any time.)
> Owners can wash their vehicles anytime as
long as they use a hand-held hose with a shut-
off nozzle. (Pull the car on the lawn to wash!)
*
Rinsing boats and flushing of boat motors is
allowed for ten minutes daily.
S>- Hand-watering of plants, NOT LAWNS, is
permitted any day.

S Questions or comments? Call the South-
west Florida Water Management District
S(Swiftmud) toll-free: 1-800-423-1476.
.*.** ** ** ** ** ** ** *0 * *


PHYSICAL THERAPY, rehabilitation, fitness training,
relaxation, stress management, massage. In your
home! 778-3523.

CHAMBERLAIN PROFESSIONAL CLEANING. We
.don't cut corners, we clean corners. Dependable,
affordable, honest, insured. 750-4772.

I GUARANTEE to teach you to use your computer as
easy as you use your telephone. Your home. Certi-
fied teacher. 383-5372.

MAID FOR YOU! Residential cleaning. To tired to
clean? To busy? To hot? Let me help! Weekly and bi-
weekly schedules now available. Reliable and de-
pendable, references available. Enjoy the summer
and let me do your dirty work. Call today for a free
estimate. 792-7613 or 504-9426.

DICK FRITZ, REAL ESTATE AGENT with Sutton
Group Properties. Specialty, commercial, water-
fronts. 35-year Island resident. 792-7913, 795-412.
5910 Cortez Road West. By appointment please.

TOO BUSY TO CLEAN? Well I'm cleaning your
home like it's my own. Weekly and bi-weekly. Reli-
able and dependable. References on the Island and
I speak German. Enjoy the summer and call me. 779-
9628.


JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.

CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE Resi-
dential/commercial, full-service maintenance, land-
scaping installation, clean-ups, tree trimming, ponds,
native plants, butterfly gardens. Excellent references.
778-5294.

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
Bannigan, 794-6971.

ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If it's
broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior discount.
Call 778-2581 or 713-0676.



PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and instal-
lation. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and trees.
Irrigation and pest control service. Everything Under
the Sun Garden Centre. 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. 778-4441.


SHELL DELIVERED AND spread, $25 a yard. Haul-
ing: all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free esti-
mates. Call Larry at 779-1529.


STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPING SERVICE, com-
plete installations and maintenance, specializing in
aquatic landscapes. Full delivery service for rock,
shell, mulch, etc. 727-5066.



VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior!
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Dan or Bill 795-5100.

JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors.-In-house plan designs. State licensed
and insured. Many Island references. 778-2993. Lic#
CRC 035261.

INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vi-
nyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.

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.

ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodel-
ing, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths.
Free estimates. Lic#RC0045125, #RG0058589,
#PE0020374. Insured. Call 720-0794.


INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates- Thirty-four year Island resident. Call Jim
Bickal at 778-1730.

ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.

CARL V. JOHNSON JR. Building Contractor. New
homes, renovations, additions and design service:
Free estimates and fair prices. Time and materials or
contract. Let me save you $$$. Lic#RR0066450. Call
795-1947.

PROTECT YOUR MOST valuable possession; your
home. Contact ESP Island Shutters Inc. for hurricane
roll shutters or glass sentinel security film. Service
and repairs and free estimates. Licensed and in-
sured. Phone 778-1610 or 778-5193.

GRIFFITHS' ISLAND PAINT/paper services: Interior/
exterior painting, pressure washing and wallpaper.
For prompt, reliable service at reasonable rates call
Kevin at 778-2996. Husband/wife team.

SCREEN REPAIRS, drywall repairs, painting, car-
pentry, new/old tile work. Ceiling fans, roof repairs,
all home repairs. Low prices. 504-2027.

B&D SEAMLESS aluminum gutters, five or six inch
available. Insured, free estimates. Dean Guth, owner
and operator, 729-0619.

DECK CLEANING, deck finishing, concrete cleaning,
brick and stone cleaning, pool-deck cleaning and
pebble-stone cleaning. 30-year local. Decks and
Docks Inc. 761-1681.

RAY CORDY CUSTOM PAINTING specializing in
stain, oil, and varnish finishes. Interiors, exteriors.
Free estimates. Homeowners and contractors wel-
come. Fully licensed and insured. Impeccable refer-
ences. Mobile 724-0520, office 953-5215.

HOME REPAIR Doors, windows, kitchens, baths,
etc. No job to small. 20 years experience, insured,
honest, dependable. Call Terry 761-3676.


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protection against violent
weather, sun and heat.

778-2840

Free Estimates
Licensed & Insured


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Sarasota Farmers Market (Main St.) Saturday
7 til Noon. Fossil, Shark Teeth, and Unique Jewelry
piergear@tampabay.rr.com 778-4991


AFFORDABLE WEDDING
PHOTOGRAPHY

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PHOTOGRAPHY
Beach Portraits
Custom Framing
By appointment only
778-4365


Old Style Diner Mug:
$750
Island Shopping Center, H.B.


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WATERFRONT COTTAGE with dock. Turnkey fur-
nished, beautiful view, breezy quiet area. No pets,
non smoking. Priced from $700 month, $350 week.
941-794-5980.

ANNUAL RENTALS, SEVERAL to choose from. Big
ones, small ones and one just right for you. Mike
Norman Realty, 778-6696.

VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across form
beautiful beach, $350 per week. Summer dates still
available. Almost Beach Apartments 778-2374.

ANNUAL RENTAL, 1BR/1BA, one block to beach
and bay, close to shops, great location. $550 month,
$550 deposit. 203 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach.
Available now. 813-258-2411.

BEACH RENTALS: Private beach, walk to every-
thing, new kitchens. Bikes, grills, chairs. $525 to
$675 week, $1,500 to $1,950 month. Phone 778-
4523 or 1-800-977-0803.

HOLMES BEACH CANALFRONT home. 2BR/2BA,
completely furnished, garage, laundry, dock, many
extras. Available June 12 to Nov. 30. $550 week,
$1,600 month. Call 813-286-9814.

BEACH RENTAL: 2BR/1 BA completely furnished. One
house from beach. No pets. Available Aug.-Dec. Mini-
mum two weeks. 813-689-0925 or 941-778-4742.

SEASONAL HOLMES BEACH 3BR/3BA townhouse
available summer and next season. Beautiful decor
with pool, garage, and all amenities. Walk to beach
and shops. 941-778-0167.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB: Direct Gulffront 2BR/
2BA, great rates. August thru October 2000 and Jan.
2001. Deal direct with owner. Frank, 716-454-7434.

2BR/1BA DUPLEX in Anna Maria near Island Com-
munity Center. Annual. First, last and security. No
pets. 792-8817.
CHARMING 2BR/1BA apartment. Unfurnished,
quiet, second-floor location. $675 month plus elec-
tric. First, last and security. No pets. Anna Maria
Realty, 778-2259.

ANNA MARIA 3BR/2.5BA, one-half block to beach,
washer/dryer, microwave, utilities, cable, no pets, no
smokers. Winter only. $2,700 month plus security.
Three-month minimum. 863-646-9233.

CALL ME for the best summertime rentals on the Island.
Weekly rates from $250. Sandy Greiner, Wagner Realty,
941-794-2246. (SandyGsBeaches@webtv.net)

CLEAN ISLAND EFFICIENCY and 1BR apartments,
turnkey, close to beaches. $500-$625 includes utili-
ties. 941-778-2864.

ANNUAL 2BR/1BA, great neighborhood, Holmes
Beach. Clean and cute. First, last and security. $750
month. Call 941-504-6300 or 941-778-5482.


ANNUAL RENTALS 1BR/1BA with Gulfview. $575
mo. 2BR/2BA condo with bayview, pool, tennis. $975
mo. Call Old Florida Realty Company at 778-6849.

HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1 BA steps to beach. Annual,
furnished or unfurnished. New kitchen. Washer,
dryer. $750 mo. plus utilities. 716-473-9361.

VACATION RENTAL Holmes Beach. 2BR/2BA spa-
cious villa. Appliances, washer/dryer, two decks, sun
porch. Turnkey. Two blocks to beach. Pet OK. Call
778-5814 or www.lucy-spoons.com. $700 wk. Visa,
MC accepted.

HOLMES BEACH PIRATES DEN, heated pool, pri-
vate. $350-$450 week. Stones throw, to beach.
Weekend/month, no pets. 778-4368.

ANNUAL DUPLEX FOR RENT 2BR/1BA, skylights,
carport, utility room, newer carpet. No pets, refer-
ences required. Walk to beach. No utilities. $650 per
month, first, last and security. 778-2043.

SEASONAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA, elevated house
with two-car garage, canalfront. Anna Maria City,
available December thru April. (813) 949-0869.

CANALFRONT TOWNHOUSE 2BA/1.5BA, spotless,
dishwasher, oak and ceramic floors, open staircase,
laundry, boat slip. Annual, one block to beach. $1000
per month. 346-5315, pager 331-4937.

GULF BEACH VACATION apartments. Choice Anna
Maria, 2 and 3BR units. Sundecks. porches, great
amenities, lovely interiors. No pets. 778-3143.

2BR/1BA ANNUAL DUPLEX. Steps to the beach.
Pets welcome. $725 per month. Call 778-5150.
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/1 BA in Holmes Beach. Cen-
tral AC/Heat. Close to Gulf. Furnished or unfurnished.
Call 778-1193.
2BR/2BA DUPLEX. 304 67th Street. Lower level for
office or recreation room. One-car garage. $1,000.
First, last, security. 778-4800. A Paradise Realty.
SEASONALANNUAL 1BR/1BA, furnished apartment
located at marina. Wooded, peaceful. Perfect for boaters.
No pets, no smoking. 792-2620 or 720-0067.

WATERFRONT COTTAGE, Holmes Beach. 2BR/
1BA, Skyway view. Dock. No pets. Just renovated,
central air, tile, dishwasher. 778-1319.

ANNUAL RENTAL 1 BR/1BA, one block to beach and
bay. Close to shops, great location. $550 per month,
$300 deposit. 203 2nd St. N. #3, Bradenton Beach.
(813) 258-2411.
BRADENTON BEACH 1BR apartment, newly reno-
vated, very private with ocean view. Daily, weekly,
monthly. 778-4555.
APARTMENTS FURNISHED across from Gulf. Utili-
ties included. 1BR, $850/month, $350/week. 2BR,
$950/month, $400/week. South Bradenton Beach.
(941)-504-6009.


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ANNUAL GULF DRIVE duplex. 1BR/1BA, washer/
dryer hook-up, steps to beach. $650/month plus utili-
ties, $650 deposit. Available 8-1-00. (813) 659-0370
or 778-4941.



GULFFRONT LOT, dead-end street, one of a kind!
There are no more like this. $399,000, 778-4523 or
800-977-0803.

FOR SALE BY BUILDER, new home under construc-
tion on Bradenton Beach. 1440 sq. ft., 3BR/2BA, two-
car garage, two blocks from beach on quiet dead-end
street. $210,000. Days 920-9631, evenings and
weekends 778-6131.

LARGE ISLAND HOME for sale by owner. 4BR/2BA,
screened lanai. $199,500. By appointment. Days
920-9631, evenings 778-6131.

ISLAND MOTEL AND APARTMENTS: Exclusive
Anna Maria location zoned for nightly rentals. Two
pools, spa and full kitchens in a tropical paradise.
Steps to the white sandy beach. Excellent rental his-
tory. Offered at $725,000. Contact Ann Martin at 941-
388-4447, after hours 941-953-7717. ML#19175
Michael Saunders & Company.


LARGE DUPLEX in Holmes Beach. 2BR/2BA and
1BR/1BA, possible 2BR/1BA, family room and fire-
place. Asking $224,900 or best offer. 778-7098.

BEST BUY ON ISLAND. Sandpiper steps to beach
and bay, newly renovated with deck, ceramic tile,
new appliances, turnkey furnished. 1BR/1BA, large
add on. Priced to sell at $11,900. Call 941-779-1766
or 352-669-0533.

LAKE LA VISTA, Anna Maria. 3 or 4BR/3BA, office
and computer rooms, dock. $365,000. 710 Jacar-
anda. 778-9203.

BRADENTON BEACH CONDO! Completely furnished
2BR/1BA. Steps to the bay where the fishing is great.
Walk across the street and enjoy the Gulf beach, or
relax around the heated pool. Low maintenance fee of
$120 month. Asking $103,000. Mike Rosario, RoseBay
Real Estate Inc. 751-0582 or 798-5864.

HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA condo. Gulfview, great
location. Turnkey. Open house Sunday, July 16.
$155,000. 3401 Gulf Drive. 708-3345.

ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
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THIS IS IT! One half acre of land in prestigious Palma Sola Blvd. and a meticulously
maintained historic mansion with 5,000 sq. ft. of luxury living. This is a rare opportunity
to own a piece of history and to live in one of the finest homes in the area and only five
minutes to the beach. Shown by qualified appointment only. $759,000. Call Dennis
Rauschl 778-4800/730-3619 eves.


INEXPENSIVE ISLAND GETAWAY Rare GREAT INVESTMENT Priced to sell! One


2BR/1BA with bay view. Turnkey fur-
nished, well maintained with heated pool.
Move-in condition. $112,000. Call lister Ed
Oliveira 778-4800, eves 778-1751.


block to beaches. One cottage, plus a
fourplex. Cottage has 2BR/1 BA, each unit in
fourplex has 1BR/1BA. All annual tenants
but could be seasonal. $399,900. Ed Oliveira.
778-4800, eves 778-1751. MLS#41886.


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PRIME CANALFRONT 3BR pool home. Light,
bright, open floor plan. Private master suite on
entire second floor. Catch the breezes on lovely
caged deck area overlooking pool area and
wide canal. Walk to beach. Reduced.
$499,999. Joyce Naegele, 349-3444. 18455.
WATERFRONT
VACANT WATERFRONT LOT 1.15 +/- acres
on Palma Sola Bay, one of the last remaining
with great elevation. Build your dream home on
the ground. 106.4 +/- ft. on water and 124.9 +/
- ft. on 81st. St. W. $295,000. Don Lewis, 746-
3200 or Dlewis@msn.com. 43907.
PEACE AND QUIET in the Terra Ceia aquatic
preserve can be found from your screened
lanai with a wonderful bayou view. 2BR/2.5B,
boat dock, 10 by 20 ft. separate workshop. Min-
utes to St. Pete or Tampa. $179,500. John
Koeck, 722-9160. 45805.


KEY ROYALE 2BR/2BA. Immaculate and picture
perfect home. Corner lot with deep-water dock. New
stucco and paint. 626 Key Royale Drive. Open house
Saturday and Sunday, July 15 and 16, 1-4pm.
$254,900. Contact John Zirzow, 778-9171 or Sand
Pebble Realty, 753-1620.

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located next to Chez Andre in the Island Shopping
Center. More information: 778-7978.

EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real estate adver-
tising herein is subject to the Fair Housing Act, which makes
it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation or discrimi-
nation based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, famil-
ial status or national origin, or intention to make any such
preference, limitation or discrimination." Familial status in-
cludes children under age of 18 living with parents or legal
custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody
of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowing ac-
cept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of
the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings
advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal
opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD
toll-free at 1-800-669-9777, for the hearing impaired (TDD)
1-800-543-8294.


LAKEFRONT. Peaceful lake view
from this 3BR/2BA Bradenton
home. Large open rooms include a
den and family room. Deck, fireplace
Sand separate mother-in-law apart-
S ment. $180,000. IB45903.
i JEWFISH KEY. Here is your chance
to own a little over an acre of land on
an island in Sarasota Bay. Great bay
view from one of 13 parcels on this
26 acre island. Water, septic and
electric at site. Community dock,
sandy beaches. $225,000. IB45752.

Condos to Cottages ...
on the Gulf, the bay or in between.
We have a rental to fit your vacation
needs. Call Bob Loshe at 778-0766
to plan your visit to Anna Maria!

5350 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
(941) 778-0766 (877) 924-9001
Visit our website at www.ArvidaRealty.com


2501 Gulf Drive,
Bradenton Beach
941 778-6849
800 778-9599
www.oldfloridarealty.com
anncaron@ix.netcom.com


NOW BOOKING
SUMMER
RENTALS.
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THE VIEWS LOOKING towards Sarasota are
breathtaking. Elegant homes in guarded com-
munity on Sarasota Bay. Enjoy the security,
solitude and beauty of Tidy Island. Excellent
value. Priced from $243,900. Bob and Penny
Hall, 749-5981: 40998.
MAINLAND
MAINTENANCE-FREE PATIO HOME in
Rosedale, one of the finest golf-course commu-
nities. Bright and open floorplan, 2BR, den with
custom built-ins, spacious lanai and courtyard.
$179,900. Sandy Drapala 794-3354 or Kathy
Marinko, 252-1618. 43567.
TWIN MASTERS SUITES, soaring ceilings,
fresh paint and new Berber carpet make this the
perfect home for a sophisticated lifestyle for the
single person, retiree or young couple. Private
backyard. $104,900. Bob and Penny Hall, 749-
5981. 46032.


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WATERFRONT HOMES:
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777 N. Shore Dr..... NEW $1,150,000
2306 Canasta Dr.......... $895,000

609 Key Royale Dr........ $829,000

542 Key Royale Dr........ $725,000

511 Loquat ................. $659,000

618 No.Point Harbor..... $509,900

512 75th Street ........:........ $449,000

527 72nd Street ............ $549,500

309 Hardin Ave ............. $264,900


WATERFRONT
AND ISLAND CONDOS:

Waters Edge Condo ....... $249,000


ISLAND HOMES:

107 6th St North........... $449,500

4002 6th Avenue ......... $369,000

209 68th Street.... NEW $369,000


RichardFreeman 6201 Holmes Blvd.......... $339,000
Realtor


Alan Galletto
Broker/Realtor







Tom Nelson
Realtor


2406 Avenue A............... $279,500
420 Spring ................... $219,900


VACANT LOTS:

834 So.Bay Blvd ..... NEW $439,000

2409 Avenue A............. $199,000

4006 6th Avenue Lot #1 ... $149,000

4006 6th Avenue Lot #2 ... $149,000

4004 6th Avenue Lot #3 ... $149,000

4004 6th Avenue M........... $149,000


DUPLEXES/TRIPLEXES
MULTI FAMILY PROPERTIES:


S' 777 N. Shore Dr. NEW $1,150,000
uneopsaget 4109 Gulf Drive ............ $489,000
Nick Patsios
Broker/Realtor 7301 Gulf Drive ......... $249,000


Chris Shaw
Realtor


MAINLAND:

2418 90th Street NW...... $3,195,000

11360 Perico Isles Circle .. $225,000

719 Estuary Drive......... $124,900


COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES

9915 Manatee Ave.. NEW $1,495,000

812 North Bay Blvd ......... $879,900

310 Pine Ave................. $294,500


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No. 0702


LET FREEDOM RING
BY NANCY NICHOLSON JOLINE / EDITED BY WILL SHORT


ACROSS
1 Distiller's grain
5 Thus far
11 Scratch
14 Friars Club emcees
18 "Commander," in
Arabic
19 Loose dresses
20 Starbuck's skipper
22 Legal memo
phrase
23 Arafat and Rabin,
for two
25 Offspring of
Il-Down
27 "Dr. Zhivago"
locale
28 Early afternoon
time
30 Overturn
31 Least trained
33 Roman war
goddess
34 Marker
35 High roller's
pocketful
36 G. & S.'s Lord
High Everything

37 Done for
40 It's a knockout
42 Singer Patti
43 Richard Wagner's
second wife
44 Cybersearch result
45 They're full of
dates
46 Quads' sites


50 Big force in
politics
53 PartofA.P.R.:
Abbr.
55 Gallic honeys
56 Islet
58 Baby Ruth
ingredient
60 Ben Franklin
proposal: Abbr.
63 Bathtub murder
victim
64 Green Party V.I.P.
66 They help
maintain balance
68 Sign
71 Beer-drinking
consequence,
maybe
73 Woolgatherer's
state
74 Pugnacious
76 "How ?"
(question to a
diner)
78 Champion with a
two-handed
backhand
79 "Get it?"
80 Honey
82 Xi preceders
84 Crisp breads
85 "Don't !"
86 "_Gold" (Fonda
film)
88 Comtes,
comtesses, etc.
90 Opening with
dexterity
93 _-Bo (exercise
system)
94 It's for the birds
96 Exigency
97 Like scofflaws


99 Canadian
peninsula
100 Crowd
104 Blue Eagle org.
105 Where change is
made
106 Girasol, e.g.
108 Visit through
primal therapy
110 Lithos
112 Relief pictures?
115 Carp
116 "I Puritani," for one
119 London flea market
site
121 George and
George W., e.g.
122 Fido's dinner,
maybe
123 Melodic
124 Der
(Adenauer)
125 Peter's "A Shot in
the Dark"
co-star
126 Ball girls?
127 Vacillate
128 up to
(approached)

DOWN
1 Organic farmer's
need
2 Unprincipled
3 Protection for the
maligned
4 Town in County
Kerry
5 Pit stuff
6 Prefix with resin
7 Naturalist Fossey
8 Prewar
9 Pass on the sauce
10 Big Bertha's
birthplace


57 Pound sound
59 Maid's
introduction?
60 Grounds for
divorce, in some
states
61 Brats' looks
62 Afncan scourge
65 Be a water witch
67 City near Seattle
69 Effluvium
70 Modem forensic
tool


72 Passive principle
75 Kind of officer
77 Former Barbary
State
81 Gen. Robt._
83 It's available in
bars
85 Back
87 Hill
S(Oyster Bay, N.Y.,
landmark).


89 Joel Chandler
Harris title
90 Poe miss
91 "Carnival"
composer/ lyricist
92 Allen Ginsberg,
e.g.
93 "Peter Pan" role
95 TV colleague for
Mary


97 Dempsey foe
98 Vet
100 Early TV clown
101 Rue de_
102 Handle props?
103 Put down one's
hand
105 Low
107 Half the "Monday,
Monday" band


109 Authorof"lI
nome della rosa"
111 Smart-alecky
113 Platte River tribe
114 1998 N.L. M.V.P.
117 66, e.g.: Abbr.
118 Biblical rebuker
120 Roar


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