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Skimming the news ... Philanthropist Bill Mote dead at 93, see page 9.


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Anna Maria City Commission


meeting full of verbal punches


Last week's Anna Maria City Commission meet-
ing packed quite a wallop for Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh
and the city's attorney, Jim Dye. They both dodged
verbal punches from Commissioner Jay Hill and citi-
zens in the audience.
The meeting started off civil with apologies from the
mayor for any misstatement made to the press and for
cutting down two sabal palms in the city parking lot.
"Nothing was done maliciously, so if you'll accept
my apology for all the things I may have done, we'll
move on," Deffenbaugh said.
The mayor moved on to accept the resignation of
Phil Charnock, the city's building official, and to an-
nounce he had reached an interlocal agreement for
building department services from Holmes Beach and
the City of Bradenton during the interim.
Holmes Beach will provide inspections for up to
three months while Anna Maria looks for a new build-
ing official and Bradenton will provide plan reviews.
Code enforcement will be provided by the city's
own public works department.
It was on to approval of a disaster services contract


and the first sign of discord from Hill. He said the
Grubbs Construction Company disaster-recovery con-
tract would be-excessively expensive for the city and
demanded the mayor direct city staff to prepare a com-
parative analysis, "a staff report," of all other compa-
nies that provide such services and their fees.
Don Madio, program manager for Grubbs, offered
to provide competitive contracts to demonstrate that
they'd beaten out other bidders. "The costs on the con-
tract are based on rates established by FEMA, so we
can't come in and gouge you. You're not committed
until you make the assessment with us," he said.
Commissioner Bob Barlow suggested Hill "step
forward and look into this." He also suggested Hill put
together a task force to get the information he wants.
Hill replied, "That's not what I see as my posi-
tion here," referring to the city charter's directive for
commissioners. Hill said that as a commissioner, he
is equal to the mayor and the mayor may not issue
orders to the commissioners.
Deffenbaugh said, "We need some help of some type.
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Saturday's wet, wild weather which eventually
dumped almost 12 inches of rain on Anna Maria Island
began at just about the worst possible time -just be-
fore a full moon high tide.
Kayaks were the preferred method of transporta-
tion for most of the day.
Streets from Anna Maria's north end to south
Bradenton Beach were inundated. Early estimates of
upwards of 50 homes flooded have been lowered, but
the storm that caught everyone by surprise did close
both bridges to motorists for more than an hour.
West Manatee Fire District Deputy Chief Brett Pol-
lock said 14 calls were reported in the district's three sta-
tions on Saturday. The fire district's high-profile vehicle
was dispatched to the Manatee Public Beach, and addi-
tional military-style vehicles from the county and North
River Fire District were sent to the Island as well.
"Probably the best thing that was done was shut-
ting down the bridges," Pollack said. "There were re-
ports of up to three feet of water on the roads, and about
30 cars were stalled along the roads due to high water.
"No one anticipated this," he added, "but our guys
handled it very well. We used our volunteers, which let
us staff more vehicles, and we were ready to evacuate
people if needed."
Pollock said the countywide communications sys-
tem went down briefly, but communication was re-
stored after about 30 minutes.
Island residents, trying to make it home from trips
to Bradenton to check on their homes and families,
were not allowed back. Sheriff's deputies ordered driv-
ers to turn around at the Anna Maria Island Bridge on
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The festivities will include entertaining and edu-
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Children's games and other activities.
Free treats and punch for children attending
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STORM, FROM PAGE 1

Manatee Avenue, refusing to let them wait on the
shoulder of the road.
Several visitors complained of long trips to vaca-
tion on Anna Maria, only to be denied access, but the
bridges were reopened to all traffic in the afternoon.
Anna Maria and Holmes Beach took the brunt of
the storm's force where there were spotted reports of
power outages for up to six hours.
Anna Maria Public Works Supervisor Anne Beck
said five homes were flooded as of Monday, and she
expected more would report water as the week
progresses.
A seawall collapsed at 805 South Bay Drive, she
said, and a utility pole went down on South Bay Drive,
too. Magnolia, Palm and Palmetto avenues were
flooded, and "cars were stalled all over."
Beck said the best indicator of how high the water was
could be found at the comer of Magnolia and North Shore
Drive, where the fire plug was under water.
"It could have been a whole lot worse," Beck said.
"The best thing was when they shut down the Island to
sightseers. They just fly through the water in their cars and
trucks and leave these big wakes that add to the flooding."
Holmes Beach Police Lt. Dale Stephenson said
most of the flooding in the city was from Manatee
Avenue north to the Anna Maria border.
"At Marina and Gulf drives and at the curve in the
5300 block of Gulf Drive there was two and a half feet
of standing water," Stephenson said. "We had lots of
calls of traffic throwing up wakes and causing flood-
ing in people's homes, and a couple of reports of power
lines down."
He added that there were about 30 cars stalled
PLEASE SEE STORM, NEXT PAGE


Roll Over
A capsized boat, middle
left, floats toward the
Anna Maria Island
Bridge at Manatee
Avenue while the West
Manatee Fire & Rescue
team on its boat patrols
the bridge. A second boat
capsized and floated
under the bridge. Six men
swam to shore after 50
mph winds kicked up seas
around the bridge and
waves swamped the
boats. Islander Photo:
David Futch


Life in the
fast lane
Brock Walker,
Sondra Hough and
Rhett Behrens lend
a helping hand by
pushing a stalled
car off Gulf Drive.
Islander Photo:
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THE ISLANDER M JULY 19, 2000 M PAGE 3


I Meetings


Anna Maria Falls
Cascading waterfalls into a boat basin along Marina Drive in Holmes Beach as the rain keeps coming down.
Islander Photo courtesy: Michelle Timpanaro ...


STORM, FROM PAGE 2
along the road on Gulf and Marina drives.
Bradenton Beach had street flooding on the north
and south ends of the city, but Public Works Director
Buddy Watts said he had heard of no reports of water
entering people's homes.
"There was no damage due to wind, no trees were
down," he said. "We were out most of the day check-
ing storm drains and keeping them clear, but other than
a lot of water there wasn't any real damage in
Bradenton Beach."
Folks at-Galati Marine reported winds blowing 35-
40 knots with gusts to 50.
The worst damage reported was at Rotten Ralph's
Restaurant at Galati Marine, where the roof on the out-
door dining area collapsed onto the deck.
Ralph's employees Tonya Weese and Nicole
Brockway were setting up the inside dining area just a few
feet away from the door that leads to the outdoor area.
"What a busy morning. Nicole and I had just come
out and she had her back to the door leading outside,"
Weese said. "I turned around and the roof was coming
down so I grabbed her and we got out of the way. Two
minutes after the rain started coming down, a good part
of the restaurant was flooded."
Two small boats sank near the drawbridge portion
of the Anna Maria Island Bridge at Manatee Avenue
and the six fishermen swam to the east shore when 50
mph winds kicked up waves that flooded their boats.


Sinking Feeling
This partially submerged boat at the boat basin in
Holmes Beach went down when bilge pumps
couldn't keep up with Saturday's torrential down-
pour that dumped 12 inches of rain on Anna Maria
Island. Islander Photo: Janice Dingman

"Everything was fine and then in a heartbeat the
wind is blowing like hell and we're taking wave after
wave over our stern," said one of the men, who refused
to give his name. "We sank in no time. We didn't have
a chance. No amount of bilge pumps were going to
keep us from going down."
Bridgetender Dick Stansloski said he never heard
a thing because the wind was blowing so hard.
"I was having a hard enough time trying to keep the
water out of the bridgetender's room," Stansloski said. "It
was coming in so fast it was like trying to sweep the tide."


Anna Maria City
July 20, 7 p.m., code enforcement board meeting.
July 24, 7:30 p.m., planning and zoning commission
meeting.
July 25, 10 a.m., city commission work session on the
budget.
July 27, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
July 20, 1 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda: set
dates for public hearings on tentative property tax rate
and city budget for fiscal year 2000-01, confirmation
of receipt of city pier petition, presentation of Florida
Institute of Government Certificates of Completion,
Island Transportation Planning Organization Citizen
Advisory Committee member recommendation, sup-
port contract for Axiom Consulting, request for service
from Advance Data Systems, sign request from Mana-
tee Council for Children, consent agenda, commission
and liaison reports and public comment.
July 25, 6:30 p.m., Code Enforcement Board meeting
on "harboring exotic wildlife," Josephine Hodge.
July 26, 1 p.m., city commission work session on pro-
posed solid waste ordinance.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
None scheduled.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

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* July 19, 7 p.m., Barrier Island Elected Officials meet-
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* July 20, 6 p.m., West Manatee Fire & Rescue, com-
mission meeting at Station 1, 6001 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
* July 24,9:30 a.m., Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Plan-
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Civility amiss in Anna Maria
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Our staff time is limited and they're not hired to do this."
Hill responded, "I think those are threats. You're
trying to push this on me or you say we have to hire
someone to do it."
The commission agreed to table the Grubbs contract
until staff prepares a report with more information.
Next up for discussion, the city pier lease or the
Jack of a lease between Mario Schoenfelder, the
commission's choice from proposals presented to run
the restaurant and repair the pier.
City Attorney Dye said he had faxed a letter from
Schoenfelder's attorney, Roger Conley, to the city for
the cor'nmission's reaction that day. Dye said he ar-
ranged a July 26 meet with Schoenfelder, the mayor
and both parties' attorneys to wind up matters.
But Hill sid the city is lagging. "We've given this no
priority and we should be having an emergency meeting
to get something done. I urge you to move more quickly."
Dye said that Conley has been gone, and "things
have been delivered in a timely manner."
Hill said he'd had a recent conversation with
Conley who told him, "Apparently no one on the Island
is in any hurry to get anything done."
Bob Barlow said, "We're as anxious as anyone,
awaiting a lease to sign."
Dye said the lease would be prepared in accord
with the commission when he was interrupted by Hill,
who said, "You're dilly-dallying on this deal."
Dye replied that he'd been on the phone and in
correspondence with Conley and the commission and
"we're still waiting for decisions. Schoenfelder wants
assurances the city owns the pier and can lease it. Now
we're required to review the title file. Submerged lands
often have a question."
Hill persisted. He asked why the city hadn't done
this before. Then the meeting shifted to another pier
issue, an ordinance to move the'lead line, a line that
marks where fishers can cast for bait. The ordinance
moving the line from 375 feet from land to 475 feet
from land was approved.
Commissioners also approved on second reading a
stormwater ordinance that allows the city to maintain


Workers will be replacing water lines along
Ninth Street North in Bradenton Beach begin-
ning July 24.
"The work should take about a week," said
Bradenton Beach Public Works Director Buddy
Watts. "There should be no disruption of ser-


its stormwater facilities.
They voted to deny Arnold M. Colon of 806 N.
Bay Blvd. a variance to build a home with a roof line
more that 37 feet high, the city's height restriction.
And they agreed a hardship existed for a variance
that will allow Garth Bryant to keep a 10-foot dock on
a vacant lot adjacent to his home. Bryant has a buyer
for the lot whose home plans will require reducing the
dock size to five feet due to setback requirements.
Commissioners agreed with the recommendation
of the planning and zoning board that a hardship exists.
Bryant's lot is 73 feet wide, but the seawall is only 25
feet wide on his canal-end lot.
At the end of the agenda, Deffenbaugh apologized
again, this time for not planning to remodel city hall.
Citing criticism and rumors regarding his alleged re-
modeling project, the mayor said he only intends to
move his office to the back of city hall, add a door,
carpeting and paint the room himself.
Resident Rick DeFrank then addressed the com-
mission with a written list of concerns.
He criticized the mayor for using his mother's ill-
ness as an excuse for misstating facts to The Islander.
He alleged the mayor ordered more trees cut down -
after promising commissioners and the public there
would be no more tree cutting without prior notice.
DeFrank said that as a real estate professional, he was
certain a pier lease could be finalized more quickly if the
city would turn the matter over to a real estate broker.
He alleged that the mayor's misstated comments to
the newspaper are "a pattern. You blame everybody
else for everything."


vices, but the street will be closed during the
day."
Work is being done by the Manatee County
Public Works Department.
Watts said more water line work is expected on
other nearby streets later this summer.


-He asked about the results of a sheriff s office inves-
tigation into a report filed at his request, which the mayor
alleges contains untrue statements and charged that
there is no reason not to speak about the matter.
Deffenbaugh said the sheriff's office advised him
not to talk about the incident under investigation.
Then, DeFrank accused the mayor of asking Mary
Ann Brockman, the executive director of the Anna
Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, to omit his and
Jason Cimino's involvement in a proposed Pine Av-
enue outdoor festival.
The mayor thanked DeFrank for his comments, but
it didn't end there.
Hill said he had confirmed the mayor's comments
to Brockman and that Brockman also told him the
mayor said he wouldn't issue a permit for the event if
DeFrank and Cimino were involved.
The mayor did not address Hills remarks.
But already the meeting had digressed into snick-
ering, hissing, boos and cheers, jeers and leers from
supporters and opponents of either residents, commis-
sioners or the mayor.
Resident Carol Ann Magill asked if the event was
going to be allowed and the mayor said there'd been no
event application filed as yet, but it would be up to the
commission to approve the event when they received it.
Hill said there was no application for the event
because the form is not completed, again accusing the
mayor and staff of not completing their tasks.
Deffenbaugh said the final form had been delayed
by the absence of Public Works Director Anne Beck,
who was out sick most of last week.


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THE ISLANDER N JULY 19, 2000 0 PAGE 5

Mote Marine Laboratory founder Bill Mote dead at 93


No fish ever had a better friend than William
(Bill) Russell Mote.
Mote, who along with his wife Lenore and sis-
ter Elizabeth founded Mote Marine Laboratory on
City Island in Sarasota, died Tuesday of natural
causes.
Mote was 93.
"This is a sad day," said Dr. Perry Gilbert,
former director of Mote Marine Laboratory. "I al-
ways looked on him as my big brother and relied on
him for his wise counsel. I shall miss that counsel as
well as his warm friendship very, very much."
Mote Marine Laboratory maintains an interna-
tional reputation in marine research, involving itself
in marine conservation while at the forefront of
snook research with the first snook breeding pro-
gram.
Mote was born in Tampa in 1906 and left in
1929 for New York where he established the Repub-
lic Carloading and Distributing Company.
The company popularized the "piggyback" con-
cept, making it practical and profitable for the first
time to transport large trailers and containers on train
flatcars.
But his first love was the sea and fishing, espe-
cially snook fishing.
He was a former treasurer and a director of the
Cabo Blanco Fishing Club in Peru. While fishing off
Peru in 1957, Mote caught a black marlin that
weighed 1,180 pounds. No black marlin approach-
ing that size has been caught in those waters since
then.


When Mote sold Republic Carloading in 1960,
he launched a series of worldwide oceanographic ex-
cursions to explore marine life.
In 1965, Mote retired to Sarasota with a desire
to build a marine laboratory on the Gulf Coast.
When he learned of the Cape Haze Marine Labora-
tory that had been in existence since 1955 in Placida
and later Siesta Key, he became a major benefactor
and the name was changed to Mote Marine Labora-
tory.
In 1968, Mote received the Gold Medal Award
of the International Oceanographic Foundation
which annually recognized the "non-professional
who had done the most in the past year to promote
the study of the sea."
In 1977, Mote Marine Lab moved from Siesta
Key to City Island.
In 1994, Mote and wife Lenore donated $1 mil-
lion to create the William R. and Lenore Mote Emi-
nent Scholar Chair in Fisheries Ecology and En-
hancement at Florida State University. Two years
late, FSU bestowed upon Mote an honorary doctor
of science degree.
In 1997, Mote founded the Mote Vascular Foun-
dation to further the understanding of vascular dis-
orders. He also created the Betty Mote Rose Fund
which gave three $2,000 intern scholarships.
He created a yearly $10,000 award that honors
the Florida fishing guide who has made an outstand-
ing contribution to the conservation of fisheries re-
sources.
Mote was a colorful character who felt right at


home telling fish stories with guides from Key West
to Boca Grande to Sarasota. He was fond of saying
he never met a fishing guide he didn't like.
One of his first research vessels was built by
George Luzier of Sarasota. Mote had Luzier build
part of the keel out of Plexiglas so he could lift the
decking and see what was on the bottom.
Mote remained active at Mote Marine up to his
death, still attending boardmeetings and events.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in
his name to Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Th-
ompson Parkway, Sarasota FL 34236.
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Be careful what you wish for ...
Mother Nature can't be reckoned with. We got more
rain in six hours than we've had in six months.
She hammered poor little Anna Maria Island and
then came back with more.
At times there were so many cars pushing through the
rain and water on the roads, you couldn't see to the end
of the traffic.
Why doesn't everyone stop driving when the water
gets over their tires, over the hood, over the engine?
Where do they have to go?
Reflecting after the storm, with the water receded and
the car hosed off, we're left to think that after as much as
25 years here, this has become an almost common occur-
rence. Maybe not monthly, or even once a year, but of-
ten enough.
The best advice we have in these situations: Be pre-
pared and stay home.

Bad manners, no matter how you call it
You don't need Judith Martin's, "Miss Manners," book
to know Anna Maria City meetings have digressed.
In view of the "pledge of conduct" adopted by the
commission and imprinted on a plaque on the public
podium and every agenda the demeanor of certain
public officials and residents is unacceptable.
At one point at last week's meeting, we expected to
hear someone suggest they "take it outside."
The language, accusations and implications are inap-
propriate to the forum, and at this point, whether Mayor
Gary Deffenbaugh is guilty of anything he's accused of
saying or not, he at least conducted himself with dignity.
He maintains the most recent accusation against him
regarding interfering with the proposed October festival
is untrue regardless of who says, he says, she says,
they say.
The mayor says he will proceed with fulfilling cam-
paign promises, and if the city escapes an employment law-
suit from the now former building official, his negotiations
in that matter will have proven to be most successful.
Commissioner Jay Hill overstepped the bounds of
propriety on several occasions, but none were so distaste-
ful as when he harangued the city attorney over delays on
finalizing the city pier lease lest we forget Hill is the
future tenant's attorney on other matters.
It was a shameful evening and we therefore have
nothing to hope for but improvement. It couldn't possi-
bly get worse, could it?
Consider one audience member's comment after the
gavel, "Hill made (Commissioner Doug) Wolfe look like
a good guy."
Wolfe may have seemed cantankerous on past occa-
sions, but he's looking like a lamb these days.



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Commissioner Stephens details
plans for Coquina Beach
The letter published in the June 21 Islander from
Joseph Mammina of Bradenton was also sent to me,
and I provide your readers and Mr. Mammina with the
following response:
I do visit our beaches often, and I follow closely the
county's efforts to keep them in good condition. Mr.
Mammina, or any constituent, can find out what our beach
raking and maintenance schedules are, as well as our plans
for improvements, very easily by calling my office or the
county's Citizen Action Center (748-4501).
The restrooms at both Coquina Beach and Mana-
tee Beach (as well as those at many other park loca-
tions) are scheduled to be refurbished and improved.
Currently the improvements are being designed and
completion is expected within six months.
Our parks maintenance employees face tremen-
dous challenges in keeping those facilities and picnic
areas clean. Although they are serviced regularly,
seven days a week, during busy days at the beach there
may be periods when it is not possible to keep up with
service requirements due to heavy use.
Coquina Beach, approximately one mile in length,
is one of many sections of beach that is regularly raked
by our beach rake. Between May 3 and June 21, the
beach rake was at Coquina Beach no fewer than 13
times, according to parks maintenance records. As you
might imagine, due to tide changes and crowds at the
beach the rake imprint that indicates a freshly raked
beach soon disappears, but the beaches are certainly
cleaner as a result of regular raking.
Also at Coquina Beach, parks maintenance staff
will be installing new barbecue grills, new playground
equipment, new signage, and parking improvements.
Picnic tables are manufactured in-house. They are con-
structed to be sturdy and durable, rather than for aes-
thetics, and they are replaced periodically as tables are
damaged or become unusable.
Finally, you may be interested to know that late


this year or early next year the county will be initiat-
ing a $10 million beach renourishment project, requir-
ing no funding from the budgets of Island communities,
that will stretch from the northern part of Coquina
Beach to Anna Maria City.
I take a great deal of pride in the outstanding
beaches we have in Manatee County and will continue
to support their improvements.
Stan Stephens, Chairman and District 3 Manatee
County Commissioner

Take out the trash
Every week Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch vol-
unteers report on the different things they see on the
beaches of Anna Maria Island each morning.
1. Volunteers find a tremendous amount of trash
with the highest concentration at Bayfront Park in
Anna Maria and Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach.
2. We observe campsites on the beach with some
left up for a week. It appears some people return home
to other parts of the state and leave their camps for us
to tend. We have seen a number of tents with lawn
chair beds and kitchens. On June 7 at 6:15 a.m. I
counted nine campsites from the Sandbar Restaurant to
75th Street. I'm not sure anyone stays all night, but
homestead rights went out a long time ago.
Like most residents of Anna Maria, we at Turtle
Watch like to say, "Have your day at the beach and
bring it home at night."
At a recent meeting, Turtle Watch members agreed
that the drinking/dog beach on Palma Sola Causeway has
far less trash Monday morning than Anna Maria Island.
We think we'd like to switch places and send families to
the causeway and bring the beer and dogs to the Island.
Next time you see someone's stuff blow off their
"campsite," grab it and take it to them and tell them
how we feel.
With the new Arvida project looming, we could
have 1,000-plus new people to put up with and to add
trash to our already overflowing trash barrels.
Suzi Fox, Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch


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Bradenton wants Arvida to resubmit Perico plans


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
The Bradenton City Council may start from scratch
with a new review of the 898-unit Arvida Co. develop-
ment planned for north Perico Island.
It will be Arvida's option as to whether it wants the
city to take another look at the project. Arvida can pro-
ceed or it can go through the process again to see if it
complies with Manatee County's comprehensive plan
and land-use regulations.
According to city attorney Bill Lisch, the council
invited Arvida to resubmit its plans in response to a
verified complaint filed by the environmental group
ManaSota-88.
"One of the plaintiffs (ManaSota-88) said the city
should do this and we don't necessarily agree with that,
but we decided to go ahead," Lisch said. "It was part
of a long discussion between myself and (Tallahasse
law firm) Hopping, Green, Sams and Smith."
At Mayor Wayne Poston's request, Arvida hired
Hopping, Green to help the city defray the legal cost of
having to defend the city council's actions.
The city approved the development at a marathon
meeting May 10 by a 3-2 vote.
The city was met with challenges to its comprehen-
sive land-use plan by eight Island and Manatee County
residents and the environmental group ManaSota-88.
The groups claim the city improperly approved the
development.
Gloria Rains, ManaSota-88 chairman, said she
thinks the city "blinked" and decided to go back and
review the project because the city realized its mistakes
when it gave the project their blessing.
"I am really so pleased. The mayor and the city
attorney asked Arvida to resubmit their plans," Rains
said. "When Lisch and Hopping, Green started looking
at all the issues that our attorney Dan Lobeck raised, I
think they realized all the errors the city made and now
they have to go back and start from scratch."
The issues Lobeck raised will give people the op-
portunity to go back to the city and express their con-
cerns regarding the project, Rains said.


Because the city's comprehensive land-use plan
was in the process of being amended, the city should
have met the terms of the county's comprehensive plan,
which demands a lower density, she said.
In addition, the land's zoning wasn't proper when
the development plan was approved, Rains said.
Asked if she thought Arvida would scale back the
development to look like the rest of Perico, or drop the
development entirely, Rains said, "I doubt the latter and
hope for the former."
Arvida wants to build structures four to 10 stories
tall on a pristine shoreline where no buildings currently
exist. The south side of the Island includes three-story
condominiums.
However, what ManaSota-88 and the Perico Eight
are even more concerned about than the aesthetics of
Arvida's project is how the project will impact traffic
on two-lane Manatee Avenue.
Both groups fear a bottleneck during an emergency
evacuation of Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key.
Poston said the new review is a legal tactic and a
response to the challenge to the amendments to the
city's comprehensive land-use plan.
"There is not going to be another review of this
project. Not by any stretch of the imagination," Poston


Two young women have done again what they
did last year through hard work, won All Islands
Denominations scholarships.
Robert Meylan, who heads the organization of
all the churches on Anna Maria Island, said the
scholarships are the renewable kind, and the win-
ners did just that.
The $750 honors went again to Pamela Tay-
lor and Karen Pendergrass. Both are second-year
students, Taylor at Toccoa Falls College in Geor-
gia and Pendergrass at Manatee Community Col-
lege.


said. "What this is is a response to the challenge."
ManaSota-88 attorney Dan Lobeck said he knew
all along the city would have to go back and review the
project again.
"It's a recognition by the city attorney and Arvida
that our legal position is correct, that the Manatee
County codes and comprehensive plan must apply,"
Lobeck said. "Until the city has a comprehensive plan
for an annexed area, the county comprehensive plan
and codes apply."
In terms of scaling back the project, Lobeck said
it would be prudent to do so in terms of reduced den-
sity and so that the project at least conforms to the way
the rest of the island looks.
"We would be open to discussion on scaling it
back," Lobeck said. "It is our hope we can persuade
one city council member, after fully hearing the evi-
dence, to change their vote and defeat the project."
Perico Eight spokesperson Joan Perry said what the
council did at its July 12 meeting was confusing but
welcome. She hopes that people now see they can make
a difference.
"People need to wake up and look around them,"
Perry said. "This is no time to be complacent and say
there's nothing I can do."


Taylor majors in Christian counseling at the
Georgia school, which is known for the choir that
appears in concerts throughout the country includ-
ing annually at Island Baptist Church.
Pendergrass is majoring in early childhood
education at MCC.
"Both Karen and Pamela have maintained an
excellent grade average and exhibited concern
for the community around them," Meylan said.
Taylor is daughter of Sandy Taylor of Holmes
Beach and Pendergrass is daughter of Ben and
Karen Cooper of Perico.


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Bradenton Beach officials have begun the labori-
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City commissioners were meeting at presstime to
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tentative tax rate and dates for public hearings Thurs-
day.
Tentative figures which probably will change
- have the property tax rate increasing 12 percent for
fiscal year 2000-01 from the current year.
The property tax rate as proposed is 2.8977 mills.
A mill is $1 for every $1,000 of assessed value of prop-
erty, less any exemptions.
The current millage rate is 2.5925.
The budget as proposed for Bradenton Beach for
next fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1, is $1.917 million,
up from the current year's $1.834 million, or 4.5 per-
cent.
Major capital improvements proposed include
$20,000 for paving streets, a new police car, improve-
ments to the records storage room in city hall, and im-
provements in parks.
Of the proposed $1.917 million budget, $526,708
is derived from property taxes and the rest comes from
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an increasing number- will drop slightly for the next
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Bradenton bans alcohol on Palma Sola Causeway


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Alcohol will not be allowed on Palma Sola
Causeway for at least the next 14 months.
And if people don't behave themselves, an alco-
hol ban there could be permanent.
The Florida Department of Transportation is ex-
pected to spend at least the next year or so widening
the causeway's two bridges. About 1,000 feet on
either side of both bridges will be closed during con-
struction.
Bradenton city council members said they had
no choice but to ban drinking along Palma Sola
beaches for safety reasons.
Palma Sola Causeway for years has been a fa-
vorite hangout for drinkers as well as families, dogs
and their owners, personal watercraft enthusiasts and
bikini/T-back gawkers.
With council member Marianne Barnebey citing
hundreds of police incident reports and one citizen
providing ammunition in the form of traffic acci-
dents, the council voted 5-0 to ban booze on the
causeway beach.
One council member said if people from Mana-
tee County want to drink at the beach, they can go
to Siesta Key in Sarasota County where it's legal to
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showing hundreds of calls Bradenton police made to
the causeway often referred to as "Redneck
Riviera" over the past two years.
"There are pages and pages of printouts and the
problems include drunken pedestrian, domestic vio-
lence, fights, disturbances, reckless driving, lewd
and lacivious behavior and police tell me the
cause is alcohol," Barnebey said. "A prudent person
would say there's a problem out there and if we
don't do something, we're going to regret it."
Opponents of the ban charged the city with shut-
ting off the beer tap because it wants to clean up the
image of Bradenton in the wake of Arvida Co.'s pro-
posal to build an upscale condominium project on
north Perico Island.
Council member Jeffrey Carman denied the al-
legation.
"The impetus for this ban was not because of
Arvida," Carman said. "It was done for safety dur-
ing the 14-month construction project. The safety
factor is the main issue."
Barry Gunter, a 10-year resident of Perico Is-
land, told the council that in an 18-month period in
1998-99 there were 142 vehicle accidents between
75th Street and the Anna Maria Island Bridge.
"Palma Sola Causeway is the most dangerous
place to drive in Manatee County," Gunter said.
"Drivers are distracted by the beauty of the area, Jet-


skis and T-backs. Much of the trouble is the result of
drinking and driving. Drinking by underage teens is
a serious problem. Who knows the number of acci-
dents that happen 20 miles away that started with
drinking on the causeway."
Jeff Cosser, a long-time visitor to the causeway,
presented the council with a petition signed by 719
people who frequent the causeway and who oppose
the ban on alcohol.
"We're not going to give up without a fight to be
able to go Palma Sola Causeway with our Jet-skis
and have the occasional beer," Cosser said. "Palma
Sola Causeway is not just a way to get to the islands.
This is a recreation area for the masses where you
can load up the kids, the dogs and your cooler.
"Instead of passing this ordinance, you should en-
force your ordinances on underage drinking and driv-
ing under the influence. This is our beach and a way of
life. This is not just a bunch of drunks. This is 1,500
people who gather there on the weekend to relax."
Council members James T. Golden and Gene
Gallo told opponents that Palma Sola Causeway-
goers should behave themselves for the next 14
months.
"Nobody can tell you that we're going to leave
the ban permanent or rescind it," Gallo said. "But if
people make (drinking on the causeway) a problem,
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Cooking demo Monday
A cooking demonstration will be held from 11 a.m.
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her natural fare, including summertime items and ice
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More information may be obtained at 778-4322.

Chamber card exchange
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The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
will have a business card exchange from 5 to 7 p.m.
Wednesday, July 26, at Island Florist, 5312 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Details are available at 778-
1541.

Tingley Library's summer
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Tingley Memorial Library in Bradenton Beach has
begun its summer-long book sale, with bargains in all
manner of books.
Selling off discards from the library's collection,
volunteers also have on the market many donated hard-
cover and paperback books including some first edi-
tions, popular fiction, biography, cookbooks and non-
fiction. Prices range from 25 cents up.
Donated books are accepted during the sale and
everyday, in anticipation of the next sale.
The event is a major fundraiser for the library,
which relies on the original Tingley bequest and dona-
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The facility is at 111 Second St. behind the
Bradenton Beach City Hall. Further information is
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Kerr new president of Rotary
Ernie Kerr is president of the Anna Maria Island
Rotary Club for the 2000-01 club year, seated along
with other officers in the annual installation ceremony.
He is president of Kerr Graphics in Holmes Beach.
Other officers are Tom Creed of Holmes Beach,
former chief executive officer of Florida Steel, trea-
surer; Carol Duncan, vice president of first National
Bank of Manatee in Holmes Beach, secretary; John C.
Coyle of Bradenton Beach, retired United Way execu-
tive, club activities director; and Jim Dunne of Holmes
Beach, retired assistant for development to the execu-
tive vice president of Webster University, president-
elect for the next club year.
A change in venue was announced by the club: Its
weekly meeting will be Thursdays for breakfast at
Ches's Pasta Plus restaurant in Holmes Beach.

'Good morning, Longboat'
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce mem-
bership breakfast, "Good Morning, Longboat Key,"
will be from 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 26, at the
chamber office, 6854 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Details are
available at 387-9519.


'Dearly Departed'
auditions July 30
Auditions for "Dearly Departed" by David
Bottrell and Jessie Jones are scheduled for Sun-
day, July 30, at 7:30 p.m. at the Island Players
theater on the corner of-Gulf Drive and Pine
Avenue in Anna Maria.
Director Kelly Woodland has parts for four
men and six women. Ages vary and cover a wide
range, while some proficiency in rural-southern
dialect would be helpful.
The play runs from Oct. 12-22. For more
information, call Woodland at 778-4412.


Artists Guild announces
gallery's summer hours
The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island has
adopted a new summer schedule, with hours from 10
a.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m.
to 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
Featured artist during July is K.K. Kotovsky,
whose woven creations are on display at the gallery,.
5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Further informa-
tion may be obtained at 778-2424.

'Celebrate Broadway' musical
next at Riverfront
An original musical revue, "Celebrate Broad-
way," will be staged by the Manatee Players starting
July 27 at the Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St.,
Bradenton.
A cast of 20 will present songs from the Players'
2000-01 schedule, including "Victor/Victoria," "Jo-
seph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" and
"Sweet Charity" as well as tributes to Stephen
Sondheim, Jerry Herman, Rogers and Hammerstein
and others.
The revue will have four performances, July 27, 28
and 29 at 7:30 p.m. and a Sunday matinee July 30 at 2
p.m. The ticket office is open Monday through Friday
from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Reservations may be made
and tickets bought at 748-5875.

Interactive performing arts
program Monday morning
An interactive performing arts program is sched-
uled for the public at 10 a.m. Monday, July 24, at the
Bayfront Park Recreation Center, 4052 Gulf of
Mexico Drive.
Sponsored by the youth program of the Longboat
Key Center for the Arts, the program is performed by
the Open Circle Theater. Further information may be
obtained at 383-2345.

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Less beach, fewer turtles

after Island storm
By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Half of the sea turtle nests on Anna Maria Island's
beach were under water in last Saturday's storm, but
only two nests were considered a loss.
That was the good word from Suzi Fox, who holds
the state turtle preservation permit for the Island. She
had some bad word too we're short of beach, there-
fore short of turtles.
The storm washed out three nests, but Turtle Watch
volunteers rescued the eggs from one and transplanted
them to safer, higher sand.
The rest of the inundated nests up and down the
beach were not under water long enough for the eggs
to be harmed, Fox said.
But nests are fewer this year, 201 now. That is
somewhat behind last year's pace that ended up with
243 nests for the season. Fox has only one tentative
explanation: The beach has been narrowed by the wave
action and the sea's downstream wash, so mother
turtles have less incubating sand to choose from. That
won't improve until the beach is nourished next year.
And landward erosion is taking its toll on the beach
too, she said. Runoff from buildings is wearing
trenches and escarpments from the dune line down to
the Gulf, which discourages turtles.
Some people aren't helping, either. Someone drove
a motor vehicle from end to end of the beach at Co-
quina Beach in the dark of night.


Qualifying under way

this week for state,

county offices
It's nail-biting time for many state and lo-
cal elected officials this week.
Qualifying for several offices began Tues-
day and closes at noon Friday, July 21.
Among the elected offices up for re-elec-
tion of interest to Islanders is Florida House of
Representatives District 68, currently filled by
Mark Flanagan.
Also up this year is Manatee County Com-
mission District 3, which is presently claimed
by Stan Stephens, and an At-Large district seat
filled by Joe McClash.
The primary election will be Sept. 5. Vot-
ers not registered have until Aug. 7 to do so.
Florida changed its election laws to allow
party voters to participate in the other parties'
primary election if the candidates for office are
from a single party, allowing greater participa-
tion in the primary process.
The second primary election, if needed,
will be Oct. 3. Registration books for that elec-
tion close Sept. 4.
The general election is Nov. 7, and the
books close Oct. 9.


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Anna Maria City Commissioner Bob Barlow has
been busy preparing a newsletter for residents and vot-
ers in his city.
He sent Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh a 10-page pro-
posal detailing how the newsletter will be developed,
edited, laid out, printed and mailed. He proposes to
publish the newsletter, which he has named "The Anna
Maria City Record," bi-monthly with "timely facts and
information about city business for residents and prop-
erty owners."
Barlow even produced a prototype issue, which
includes photos of the mayor and commissioners, their
home addresses, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail
addresses and their responsibilities to the city as liasons
and board members.
The prototype states "The Record will be more a
factsletter than newsletter." It portends to avoid items
and formats which belong in the news media. "No sto-
ries, no editorials, no letters of opinion and no colors
or ads ... just black-and-white facts," it states.
The prototype includes full-length meeting min-
utes for the April and May city commission meetings
as well as minutes from city board and committee
meetings.
It lists a schedule of upcoming meetings, a section
titled "Setting The Record Straight," which states "mi-
nor misquotes, rumors and misunderstandings can ac-
quire a mischievous life of their own."
There's even a section on how the Record came
into being, which explains that events that led to the
election of four new city officers included citizen meet-
ings to determine criteria by which these citizens could
measure the "contenders."


At these citizen meetings, the newsletter states,
communication was at the top of a list of of priorities
in narrowing candidate selections and informing con-
stituents.
"After the election," the prototype states, "the
group contacted Barlow and offered to do the legwork
necessary to get The Record up and running ...."
The newsletter says "they began to collect data,"
but no one in the group has received credit for their
input in Barlow's production. "The group" is anony-
mous.
Barlow proposes an initial editorial board made up
of the volunteer group that produced the prototype, but
when asked who helped him, he was reluctant to name
names.
"Lots of people helped," Barlow said.
Commissioner Jay Hill said he suspects the news-
letter was constructed by a group headed by Anna
Maria residents Karen and John Trivers during the past
election. Their group asked candidates to attend private
interviews and Hill refused, saying he thought it should
be open to the public.
Hill said the newsletter was supposed to be "apo-
litical" in nature, but instead it reflects what he said he
believes may be the Trivers' committee objectives.
No records exist at city hall as to how the newslet-
ter was developed other than the meeting minutes
which are included in the text. There are no records of
the numerous bids obtained, the postage rates, mailing
services or the stories proposed until Barlow presented
his "package."
Barlow asked to have the newsletter placed on the
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Pinellas not only puts out brochures telling folks
how to save water, they-also have a water-saving kit
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Shaving for 10 minutes with the water running
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Waterfront awning request belabored, tabled in Anna Maria


By Bonner Futch
As hard as he tried to focus the Anna Maria City
Commission's attention at last week's meeting on the
subject of "setbacks," Tom Turner, chairperson of the
city's planning and zoning board, wasn't having much
luck.
Commissioner Jay Hill focused, for the most part,
on the awning.
Waterfront Restaurant owner Steve Barnes ap-
peared at the last planners meeting to request a variance
to put an awning over his deck to make it cooler for
patrons. The board voted to recommend to the city
commission that the request be denied due to lack of a
"hardship."
Turner explained that the Waterfront's deck is built
to the edge of the city right of way and there is no set-
back allowance. He said Barnes wants metal supports
with a cloth awning, and in high winds he proposes to
remove the cloth and the supports will stay.
"The board had a lengthy discussion and decided
it did not meet the criteria of a hardship," Turner said.
With Barnes out of town, Waterfront manager
Allan Goodwin represented the restaurant. He said
there are problems on the deck, where temperatures
reach "95 degrees in the shade. We thought it was a
good idea to give customers some shade and increase
our business."
Steve Judd of Discount Awning also spoke for the


restaurant. He said, "The awning is designed for 75- to
80-mph winds. It can be removed and when we return
after a storm it's laced back up. We put the same style
awning on Newman's store over their deck. As for a
hardship, customers don't have to be comfortable, but
it will lower electric costs and the temperature in-
doors."
Commissioner Hill asked if outdoor dining is pre-
ferred.
Goodwin said, "Yes, customers want to be out-
doors on the bayfront."
Hill said, "I ask because Mrs. Barnes spoke against
outside dining at the city pier. I wonder what's the dif-
ference?"
Hill also asked about parking for the outdoor seats
but Goodwin explained the restaurant was approved for
the seating outdoors.
Judd interjected that they plan to install a wind-
break, clear roll-down side panels, that are included in
his proposal.
Turner stepped back to the podium, insisting it's a
question of the setback. "This becomes a permanent
structure and there's no setback here. The rolldown
would have to be another variance application," he
said.
Judd said he wouldn't put up rolldowns without a
permit, but that he and the Barnes' had discussed it
with Building Official Phil Charnock. "We're not talk-


ing about glass walls, but at some date, maybe a tin roof
over the awning."
Commissioner Bob Barlow said, "in terms of pre-
cedent, I observed two awnings in the city, at Newmans
and at the video store."
Again Turner addressed the commissioners. "The
turndown was based on 'What is the hardship?' and I
have no idea what sort of financial hardship may exist
with customers being in the sun to eat," he said.
He noted that Newman's awning was approved
based on the building being in compliance with current
codes when it was built and that it did not encroach on
the setback at the time.
Hill said he would vote for the awning variance,
"but it bothers me that you just happen to admit that
you're going to add sides to the awnings. My only
problem is the way you've gone about it and I'd like to
hear from the property owner."
Commissioner Doug Wolfe said, after the meeting,
"the setback is the zoning ordinance, which states 10
feet back from the sidewalk."
Wolfe said he has a problem with the request be-
cause the Waterfront's deck is at the property edge and
out to the sidewalk. "It's a non-conforming deck and
now they propose a non-conforming awning because of
the setback," he said.
Commissioners decided to table the request until
Barnes returns from vacation in August.


Home office/home tentatively OK'd in Bradenton Beach


By Paul Roat
How much is office space going for in Bradenton
Beach? Anyone want to open a shop?
An interesting twist to commercial development
has received the blessing of the Bradenton Beach Plan-
ning and Zoning Commission.
Richard Michael bought an older frame house at
113 Third St. S. for $70,000 last year and decided it
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Sports lounge features Koko Ray, Soul Providers


Not your average sax player
We don't know how he does it, but we love to see it.
Koko Ray wails on the alto and tenor saxophones
simultaneously without missing a beat. Islander
Photos: Diana Bogan


By Diana Bogan
Islander Correspondent
Koko Ray and the Soul Providers is a high-energy
"Funk n' Roll" band that is stirring up crowds at Sports
Lounge in Bradenton Beach.
The group has become the house band at Sports
after a recommendation from Dan Lord, a local blues
connoisseur brought them to the owner's attention.
"We thought having music would be a nice change
for the bar," says Jason Brown, a manager at Sports
Lounge. "These guys are even better than we thought and
word of mouth is bringing in more people each week."
Part of the band's appeal is that the music isn't too
loud, says bartender Jennifer Spain. "Customers can
still carry on conversations and the music hasn't
brought any complaints from neighbors."







;


Lounge brings soul to Bradenton Beach
Koko Ray and the Soul Providers, left to right, Jon
Purcell (Guitar), Andy Lacroix (percussion, backing
vocals), Koko Ray (saxophone, flute, vocals), and
Mike Corello (bass guitar).


With a repertoire as diverse as Bob Marley, B.B. King,
Frank Zappa, and Jethro Tull, there is surely something
to suit everyone's musical taste.
"These guys are great!" errailed John Saltsman,
who comes out to Sports on Saturdays. "I never thought
I'd hear the stuff they play from any [local] band."
To keep fans like Saltsman coming back, Ray prom-
ises no two shows will be exactly alike. And even if they
were, the sight of Ray playing both his tenor and alto saxo-
phones simultaneously, or puffing on a cigarette while
blowing his horn is enough to keep people wondering and
watching for whatever might come next.
Educated by renowned jazz artists Phil Woods,
Gene Quill and Michael Peddecin Jr., Ray is a highly
skilled flute and saxophone player. He has shared the
stage with Albert King, Yellowman, Clarence
Clemmons, and Big Brother and the Holding Company
to name just a few.
After moving to the Island last fall, Ray teamed up
with Jon Purcell on guitar, Andy Lacroix on drums, and
Mike Corello on bass and formed the Soul Providers.
"Not only do we put soul into everything we play,"
explained Ray, "but also, each member truly has the
soul of a musician."
Each soul provider is a talent in his own right, but
together they create a brilliant blend of sound. Purcell
has an amazing collection of guitars and an equally
amazing collection of riffs to go along with them. His
solos, influenced by Zappa, could slip listeners into a
psychedelic funk.
"Jon wears his guitar on his sleeve," as Lacroix
puts it.."He plays what he feels."
Fueling the band, however, is the bond between
Lacroix and Corello as they set the tone and pace. They
don't just play music, they play with it, taking familiar
grooves into new directions. It's easy to see the respect
these musicians have for each other in the way that they
listen to themselves and spin off of each other's rhythms.
Come out and catch a little soul.


Former Sigma fish house under renovation


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Vowing once again to use the old Sigma fish house
in ways compatible with Cortez, Piero Rivolta has be-
gun maintenance work on the waterfront property.
The ultimate use of the site hasn't been decided
yet, but "whatever we do, it will be marine and in the
spirit of the village and in scale with its surroundings,"
vowed Rivolta spokesman Richard Storm.
Industrialist/boat builder/financier Rivolta is seri-
ous enough about it to turn the project over to his son,
Renzo, to make sure it all stays on course. Cortez seems
generally happy with it, but it is protective of its heri-
tage and is slow to commit its total approval.


The existing building, about 6,000 square feet on
two floors, suffered from benign neglect over the
years while its former owner, a Taiwanese business-
man, looked for a buyer. Rivolta bought it earlier
this year.
"We are doing some work on the building, making
sure it's weatherproofed," Storm said. "There are beau-
tiful docks that are in good shape but need work to
make them wholly safe and functional."
Rivolta has moved most of his operations here
from Italy, where he and his family designed and
manufactured high-performance automobiles. He
has been a builder and developer here, but now is de-
voting much of his effort to building boats a 90-


foot cutting-edge sailboat and a 38-foot high-end
custom speedster whose prototype is about ready for
launching. All boat construction is at Port Manatee.
He headquarters in downtown Sarasota, where he
is renovating the old Florida Power and Light building
to make room for the Flagship Bank which he and other
local businessmen own. He plans a new building on
that property.
Boat building brought him to Cortez. The Sigma
property fits into his Rivolta Marine "We surely will
use that wonderful basin and dockage to work on our
boats, at least in maintenance," said Storm.
"Actually, if we had our druthers, we'd all be
working there now, making it our headquarters."


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Bell appointed to National Gulf fishery council


Star Fish Company owner Karen Bell was ap-
pointed last week to a federal board that controls.how
commercial fishing takes place in the Gulf of Mexico.


As a member of the 17-person Gulf of Mexico
Fishery Management Council, Bell will help craft plans
telling fishermen where and how much they can catch.


Obituaries


Leon W. Gamble
Leon W. Gamble, 87, of Holmes Beach, died July 8
in Blake Medical Center.
Born in Wood Springs, La., Mr. Gamble came to
Manatee County from Baton Rouge, La., in 1973. He was
a research chemist. He was a member of Anna Maria Is-
land Power Squadron, Genealogy Society of Bradenton,
Sons of the American Revolution, and Capital Masonic
Lodge No. 399. He attended Palma Sola Bay Baptist
Church.
Services will be in Wood Spring in August. Memo-
rial contributions may be made to Anna Maria Island
Power Squadron, 1200 71st St. N.W., Bradenton FL
34209.
He is survived by wife Dorothea; daughters Gay
Klossner of Holmes Beach, Lynn Stewart of Missoula,
Mont., and Jean Gajan of Bradenton; son Leon of
Henrietta, N.Y., 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grand-
children.

Lloyd Edwin Harter Jr.
Lloyd Edwin Harter Jr., 68, of Holmes Beach, died
July 9 in Blake Medical Center.
Born in Indianapolis, Mr. Harter came to Manatee
County from St. Louis in 1965. He served in the U.S.
Army during the Korean War. He was a member of
Alumni of Sigma Chi Fraternity. He owned furniture
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Edward S. Sosnowski, 78, of Holmes Beach, died
July 12 at home.
Born in Grand Rapids, Mich., Mr. Sosnowski came
to Manatee County from there in 1985. He was a retired
chemical engineer. He attended St. Bernard Catholic
Church. He was a member of the Elks Lodge, Allegan,
Mich., Moose Lodge in Bradenton Beach and Knights of
Columbus.
Mass and a reception were July 15. Memorial contri-
butions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida,
5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238. Griffith-Cline Fu-
neral Home, Holmes Beach Chapel, was in charge of ar-
rangements.
He is survived by wife Helen J.; daughters Marcia
Neumayer and Barbara Spotleson of Holmes Beach, Su-
san Arado of Grand Junction and Mary Lou Arado of
Allegan; sons Bernard, Walter and Robert of Allegan,
Edward Thomas of Bridgeman, Mich., and Steven of
Benton Harbor, Mich.; mother Mary Styburski of
Allegan; 22 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.


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Bell has worked at the family business, A.P. Bell
Fish Co. in Cortez, since 1986. A.P. Bell Fish House
is owned by her father Walter and his brothers Calvin,
Doug and Buster. The fish house has been in existence
since 1940.
Bell, 37, is one of three Floridians on the Gulf
Management Council and the only member from
Southwest Florida.
The board is made up of commercial and sport
Fishermen. In the past, both groups have disagreed on
how to regulate fishing in the Gulf.
"I'm a good listener and mediator and maybe be-
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Bell said. "I think I'll learn a lot and can help."
Bell has served on the Gulf Reef Fish Advisory
Panel and the Redfish Advisory Panel, which makes
recommendations to the Gulf Management Council.
Bell's three-year term starts Aug. 11 and the pay
is $6,000 a year. Her first meeting is scheduled for mid-
September in Mobile, Ala., though an agenda of what
the council will address has not yet been determined.
One of the issues Bell and board members are ex-
pected to face is whether or not to shut down fishing in
the Dry Tortugas. The council also may limit how
much fishermen can catch every year.
"There's a lot of controversy about grouper fishing
right now and red snapper has always been a controver-
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"I'm extremely concerned about closing off grouper
fishing because at the last council meeting members
said they would consider shutting it off for three or four
months, which could be the end of us at A.P. Bell.
"It would be devastating to fishermen around here.
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And in Anna Maria, the auction winners are...


Anxious to know who will be sitting in the late
Mayor Ernie Cagnina's chair in the future?
The chairs will soon grace the conference table at
The Islander newspaper, the top bidder for the old-
fashioned wood swivel chairs that were occupied by
the Anna Maria City Commission since 1967.
The City of Anna Maria recently disposed of some
surplus property by silent, sealed bids. The items var-
ied from raccoon traps to floor jacks. Stepping stones
received the most bids, and with 100 to be disposed of,
Public Works Director Anne Beck was pleased to
eliminate that storage problem.
Eight bidders offered to purchase from five to 100
stones for prices ranging from five cents each to 50
cents each.
Vadis Hull of Holmes Beach bid the same amount
as Jason Cimino of Anna Maria for a computer table:
$15. Commissioner Bob Barlow held a coin toss at the
storage shed where Hull came out the winner. She took
home some computer equipment, a monitor, printer,


hard drive and a Xerox Memorywriter as well for a
total of $40.
City officials and staff cashed in with Mayor Gary
Deffenbaugh taking home six bundles of black edging
and an IBM typewriter for $18. City Clerk Alice Baird
got a washing machine for $26 and Building Official
Phil Charnock took home a sickle, torch, small jack and
some drywall for $8.
Bidding for the chairs topped out at $729 for all six,
with the next closest bid at $709. There used to be
seven chairs, according to Beck, who was in charge of
taking bids, but one disappeared during the previous
administration, she said.
The chairs were stored in the back of the city hall
meeting room after they were taken out of service in
January 1999 and replaced by upholstered, high-back
cushioned chairs.
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Joe Leon: Horatio Alger with a twist


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
People still recognize Joseph Leon's voice. His
face may be familiar, but it's his voice you know.
Now that he's found a second career in writing,
his short stories may prove to be some of Leon's best
work yet over a life filled with twists and turns.
His powerful and truthful tale, "The Peddlers,"
won Eaton Literary Agency's annual best short story
award recently, beating out 2,000 other entries.
To Susan Brown, Leon's creative writing profes-
"sor from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, the Eaton
award is confirmation of Leon's abilities as a writer.
"The delicacy and the honesty with which he
treats the material is going to finally make some dif-
ficult topics accessible to readers, topics that pub-
lishers have shied away from in the past," Brown
said. "This story deals with the origin and extent that
children have sexual lives and emotions long before
puberty. It's also a grand piece about what ghetto life
was like and how badly someone wanted to get out.
It deals with the Jewish religion and the conflicts he
had in his personal life and the taboos of the church.
It's a marvelous piece."
"The Peddlers" has been included in a book of
short stories and contains vignettes by some of
America's top writers including Amy Bloom, James
Dickey, Paul Theroux and others. It's called "Yel-
low Silk, Volume II" and was published in June.
What's amazing about Leon, according to
Brown, is that the part-time Holmes Beach, part-
time Saugerties, N.Y., resident did not start his writ-
ing career until late in life.
"The wonderful thing about Joe is that he's
never stopped," Brown said. "When he retired from
the theater, he moved to France and learned French
and is perfectly fluent. He told me he even dreams
in French. He started writing in his 70s by taking
workshops."
In his first career and first love, Leon worked in
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They include Zero Mostel, Dustin Hoffman, direc-
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Palmer, Julie Harris, Jack Lemmon, Dudley Moore,
Robert Redford and Sean Connery.
Leon, 82, started as a stage manager in 1951 and
learned the technical side of production. He dreamed
of being on stage. But the 1950s was a time of va-


nilla ice cream and Eisenhower.
"I couldn't get a job acting. In the 1950s you had
to have blonde hair and blue eyes to land a part,"
Leon said. "I worked fairly steady. I was involved in
11 straight flops on Broadway. They were some
wonderful flops."
Leon said the flops were offset by the long-run-
ning productions in which he was involved. Those
included "Glengarry Glen Ross," "Damn Yankees,"
"Guys and Dolls" and "Oklahoma."
Acting was not where he would make a name for
himself in the industry. What made Joe Leon was his
voice.
"I had this booming voice that could be ex-
ploited and I did voice overs on commercials for
many years," he said. "I did everything from Liquid
Plumber to Purina pet foods. I was the voice for
Immodium AD for five years."
In 1988, Leon retired and moved to France with
his long-time partner Robin Little. They lived in
Aix-en-Provence for what Leon said were some of
the most rewarding years of his life. A producer of
documentaries there was so impressed with his abil-
ity to speak French that he landed a job doing a
monologue on a story about Greek ruins near
Marseille.
The move back to the United States in 1993
launched another career. In setting his memoirs
down on paper, a return to youth brought back pain-
ful times. Still, it was a catharsis for Leon when he
was able to spill his guts.
"From the age of five, I was the aggressor in
sexual relationships. I had to hide my sexuality for
years because I was a nice Jewish boy and a scholar.
I had to hide it in the Army. I hid it during a seven-
year marriage and was completely paranoid," Leon
said. "When I told my wife I was gay, she said,
'Thank God it's not another woman.' There was
such great relief.
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LEON, FROM PAGE 18

"All during my growing up I posed as the con-
summate jock. I was the leading scholar of the He-
brew School so I was always on parade. We muzzled
the ladies and I constantly posed as the consummate
heterosexual. I hid it so well."
Leon grew up primarily in the Brownsville sec-
tion of Brooklyn. Life was not easy. His family was
on "home relief" or what we call welfare these days.
"I was smart, but I was in alien territory. 1 didn't
like nor was I liked by anyone in our neighborhood."
Eventually Leon rejected the Jewish faith,
though he's had a moment of clarity in his later
years, embracing once again the teachings of God.
Early in his education he was castigated for out-
bursts challenging his religious training.
"I told one teacher that I didn't believe one thing
he had said about the sermon on the mount to Moses
and the burning bush," Leon said. "Why should we
believe in the miracles on the mount and why is
God's name invoked. That's when I rejected reli-
gion.
"I met men in the Greenwich Village and they
had beautiful apartments and art and they were intel-
ligent. That was the life I wanted and they took me
in and took care of me."
And so the story of "The Peddlers" goes. He
ventured out with his father into the New Jersey
countryside to sell dry goods and clothes to Italian
immigrants. His father a womanizer and charmer. He
the smart little Jewish boy.
As Leon writes just before his first trip with his
father, "The day lay before me like a clean stretch of
sand waiting for footprints."
And later, "It was a lighthearted, buoyant walk
of three blocks to the elevated train at Flushing Av-
enue. Despite the bundles, I carried no weight.
Pieces of blue sky surrounded fat white clouds that
looked like cats."
Then his first taste of anti-Semitism, "Here come
the sheenies. Mamma mia, here come the Christ kill-
ers."
And towards the end, "I knew about sex. Every-
thing. In Brooklyn, you learned everything there was


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Hal Dragstrem of Holmes Beach has had a
full head of hair for 80 years, and he credits a
simple exercise he took up in high school.
He picked it up from radio commercials all
those years ago, an ad for Vitalis hair tonic. It
advised a 60-second scalp massage every day,
administered by hand.
He thought his blond topknot was worth a
minute a day, so he started rubbing his wet scalp
with fingertips and it just got to be a habit. Still is,
in fact.
He kept it up through Niantic, Ill., high school
and the University of Illinois, where he studied
business management. And while farming big
time in Illinois and while traveling to warmer
climes during winters.
He kept his hair, obviously. His brother
didn't, going bald when a young man. An uncle
was bald, too. Dragstrem's father had hair when
he died, but that was when Hal was only 8.
Ultimately Dragstrem leased his land hold-
ings and looked for a place to settle down. He
liked Mexico, but a daughter moved to Florida
and he came to Holmes Beach permanently in
1987.
His theory is that massage stimulates blood


to know about sex when you were 5 years old. The
other neighborhood children and I had learned all
about it from sneaking up on the roof on hot, swel-
tering, steamy Brooklyn nights. I would watch ado-
lescents coupling on the soft, almost melting tar of
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For Leon, life has been a bizarre and wonderful
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Streetlife


Island police reports
Anna Maria City
No reports.

Bradenton Beach
July 10, Cortez Road and Gulf Drive, driving while
license suspended with knowledge, obstruction. A
Panama City man was arrested after causing an accident
and telling the officer he was a passenger in the car that
caused the accident. However, people in the other car said
the man was not a passenger but the driver. The man then
told the officer he had lied to him and that he knew his
license was suspended. The officer checked and found the
man's license had been suspended four times since 1985,
the most recent last year for failure to appear.
July 11, 100 block of Fourth Street North, aban-
doned vehicle.
July 12, 1500 to 2000 block of Coquina Park,
criminal mischief. An Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch
volunteer reported someone had run over wood stakes
used to mark four loggerhead turtle nests. The stakes
were valued at $20. There was no other damage to the
nests.
July 12, 100 block of Bridge Street, carrying a con-
cealed firearm, dealing in stolen property, loitering and
prowling. The suspect was arrested after a Holmes
Beach officer responded to a group of people hanging
out in the parking lot of Sports Lounge. The officer saw
something tossed to the ground and found a black, 40-
caliber Glock handgun laying on the ground near the
suspect. He was placed in custody and taken back to the
Holmes Beach Police Department where he told police
he knew the gun was stolen because he paid only $50
for it. The suspect told police he was wanted by Mana-
tee County Sheriff's Office or Palmetto police for ques-
tioning in a robbery. He also told police he was a con-
victed felon.
July 12, 600 block Gulf Drive South, grand theft
auto, resisting without violence, possession of para-
phernalia. An officer went to Bradenton Beach after
getting a report of a vehicle stuck on the beach. When
the officer arrived, he said he saw a gray van spinning


its wheels. The officer noticed the suspect trying to start
the van with a pair of needlenose pliers. When the man
saw the officer, he tossed the pliers on the passenger
seat. A check showed the tag was assigned to another
vehicle. Another check revealed the van was stolen in
Indiana. According to police, the suspect was wanted
for violation of probation. A check of the van turned up
a glass pipe with residue. The officer used pepper spray
to subdue the suspect when he tried to kick the officer.

Holmes Beach
July 11, 200 block South Harbor Drive, return of
rented vehicle reported as stolen. A rented Chevrolet
Malibu was turned over to police.
July 12, 200 block of 67th Street, burglary. A lawn
crew discovered a broken window and called police,
who found someone had committed a burglary. The
garage was nearly empty so it was unknown if anything
was taken. The remainder of the house was secure. The
owner was contacted and told police there was nothing
in the garage worth taking.
July 12, 500 block 70th Street, suspicious activity.
A man discovered his bank statement in his mailbox
had been opened and someone took a canceled check,
his account number and balance. The man changed the
information at his bank.
July 12, 4000 block Gulf Drive, Manatee County
Public Beach. An unknown suspect broke the window
of a van owned by a Georgia couple. The suspect took
a credit card and made an $1,800 purchase at Circuit
City in Bradenton. The manager at Circuit City made
a videotape available to police. He also said the clerk
who made the sale would try to identify the suspect.
July 13, 100 block Seaside Court, battery. A
Holmes Beach man was charged with battery after he
struck his mother's ex-boyfriend. The victim said his
ex-girlfriend came to where he worked and took a tele-
vision and a telephone. He said when he went to her
house in Seaside Court, she attacked and hit him,
ripped an earring from his ear and took his checkbook
that contained $185. The woman's son woke andchit the
man and threatened to get a baseball bat and attack him.


The man left and reported the incident to police. A
capias was issued for the son.


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Kimball, Ackles tie
at Pelican Pointe
Mark Kimball put on a show on his first nine holes
and Allan Ackles countered bad back-to-back holes
with back-to-back birdies on the next two to tie for first
place in the Sunday Sunrise Tournament.
Sunday's tourney was held at Pelican Pointe Golf
and Country Club in Venice.
Kimball and Ackles were plus eight on a modified-
Stableford scoring system that awards four points for
birdies, two for par and one for bogey. Players have
handicaps they must reach before they start scoring.
I came in second with plus seven after a strong
birdie-birdie-par finish.
Closest-to-the-pin "greenies" on-the par three holes
went to Kimball, Capt. Glenn Corder and Chuck
Daniels who had two.
Skins were won by Kimball, Futch, Ackles and
Paul Bondar.
The sunrise golfers have Old Tom Morris to thank
for several improvements to the game.
According to St. Petersburg Times, Old Tom in-
vented the metal cup to firm up holes, learned that plac-
ing sand on bare spots helped grass grow and laid out
golf courses (for a pound a day and expenses) through-
out the British Isles.
Oh, yeah. He and his son, Young Tom, won the
British Open four times each in the first 12 years of the
tournament that began in 1860.
Old Tom started his career as a feather golf ball
maker and then helped revolutionize the game by mak-
ing gutta percha balls. He was also the custodian of the
Old Course at St. Andrews for 40 years.
The Old Course reeks of history. It is the home of
golf and where the game was invented almost 500
years ago. It is where the original 22 holes were built
(11 out and 11 back) and later scaled back to the tra-
ditional 18 in 1764.
Old Tom held the record for the widest margin of
victory in a major, 13 strokes, until Tiger Woods broke
it at the U.S. Open last month with 15 strokes.
Woods will try to win the British Open at the The
Old Course next week.
Meanwhile, the Sunday, July 23, tournament is sched-
uled for Rosedale Golf & Country Club in Bradenton.
Call Jon Huffman at 778-4622 if you want to play.


New digs
Jen and Bill Lowman are relieved at getting the doors open to Island Discount Tackle's new store at the
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Moon calendar for fishermen
Anyone who fishes will like the calendars we have
at The Islander office.
They're only good for five more months, but they
are one of the more interesting calendars around.
It's called "Lunar Phases" and is put out by fish-
ing equipment-supply company Lindgren-Pitman of
Pompano Beach.
I asked them for 10 and they sent me 30. I'm sure
they gave me all they had because they wanted them
out of the way and now I'm trying to foist them off on
the unsuspecting public.
The calendar shows the moon's phases and what the
moon looks like in the sky on every night of the year. If
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It's time to get crabby, and how about them rats!


If it's summer, it must be blue crab season.
There aren't many things more fun that sitting
around a table with friends picking and eating blue
crabs goo up to your elbows from picking out the
tasty meat. It's especially enjoyable when you've
caught the crabs yourself.
As a little Roat, the preferred method of capturing
blue crabs was puttering along the seagrass beds in our
little boat. I'd stand in the bow with a long-handled net
and my dad would pilot. When I'd spot a crab I'd try
to scoop it up, but usually they'd swim too fast and I'd
have to jump in the water after it.
We found that the crabs didn't much like being
cooped up together in a bucket and would start to fight,
so most of the time we'd let them have the run of the
boat while we were crabbing. I'm not sure my dad liked
driving the boat with a half-dozen angry crabs nipping
at his toes, but he never complained much, anyway.
Labor intensive, but lots of fun. It'd take us
about an hour to catch a dozen or so, but that was
enough for dinner.
Another favored crab-catching technique was to
use a star or pyramid trap. The traps would lay flat on
the bottom of the bay, but the sides would fold up when
you pulled the line and would trap anything that walked
across the chicken wire-like mesh on the metal frame.
Preferred bait was either chicken necks or canned
catfood with holes punched in the tin. The crabs would
smell the bait, walk onto the trap and whoosh! Into the
bucket.
Not as labor intensive, and not as productive, but still
S a pretty good way to while away a summer afternoon.
Probably my favorite blue crab story was from a
dozen or so years ago. A friend worked in a seafood res-
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ridiculous price, and we hunkered down to feast.
Anybody who's eaten blue crabs knows that it
takes some time to dig out the meat, and quite frankly
I get tired and a little bored with the process after a half-
dozen or so. Not so for an older couple seated near us.
They'd propped.up a portable TV on the table next
to them and were watching soaps while they ate. And
ate. And ate.


Our waitress friend said they stiffed her on the tip,
too. A cheap date on top of everything else.
Apparently the blue crab industry in Florida is in a
state of decline of late. Asian imports have driven the price
down, and where there were 29 blue crab meat processors
in the state in the 1980s there are only eight today.
National statistics show a 24-percent decrease in blue
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some of the Island's governmental advisory boards are
weird! estimates that there are 70 million rodents in
the city. That works out to nine rats for every person
there.
Lower Manhattan seems to be the focal point of the
infestation. Lots of construction is driving the rats out
of their nests and causing them to forage afar. Lousy
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As an example of just how bad it is, city workers
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Cost to neuter 531 deer was $250,000.
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Sandscript factoid
Blue crabs grow to six inches across the shell, or
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Bimini Bay canal fishing producing snook, redfish


By Capt. David Futch
Tarpon fishing remains strong in the deeper water
of Tampa Bay.
The case wasn't the same last week in the World's
Richest Tarpon Tournament in Boca Grande when only
two tarpon were caught out of 58 boats that fished from
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 12-13.
That was my brother Mark Futch on the
charterboat Sitarah who caught a 93-pound tarpon to
win the tournament and $100,000.
Tampa Bay area fishing guide Buster Herzog on
the Had 'Em won $40,000 for most releases when he
caught a 40-pound tarpon in the last hour of the tour-
nament and decided against weighing it in. No one took
the $60,000 second prize for second largest fish and
that money rolls over into the 2001 tournament.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said
fishing for snook and redfish around Bimini Bay canals
has been good.
"On the days you can get out, grouper fishing is
real good in the 20-30 mile range. There are a lot of
dolphin and there are amberjack on the deepwater
wrecks," Lowman said. "Although they are not as vis-
ible as they have been the last couple of years, permit
are still around the Manatee County artificial reefs.
Tarpon fishing is good in deep water in Tampa Bay.
Beach fishing for them has slowed. On deep water near
shallow flats, big trout are hitting.
Lee Goss at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
permit are back on the three- and seven-mile reefs west
of Anna Maria Island.
"And permit are right off Egmont Key on the beach,"
Goss said. "I've got some crabs, but they're getting scarce.
Trout and redfish are on the flats in Palma Sola Bay."
Annie's Bait & Tackle reporting for Capt. Zach
Zacharias on the Dee-Jay H said Zach is catching man-
grove snapper to 14 inches in Longboat Pass and a lot of
catch-and-release snook to 32 inches, but redfish are spo-
radic, from 13 to 32 inches. Trout are scattered across deep
grass and running to 22 inches, he said.
Capt. Sam Kimball on the Legend out of Annie's
in Cortez has been catching red and gag grouper to 13


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pounds, mahi-mahi to three pounds, mackerel to three
pounds and kingfish to 14 pounds. Kimball said he's
been fishing in 120 feet of water.
Capt. Curt Morrison on Neva-Miss said there are
sharks in the bay at night. "We're catching a lot of
grouper and mackerel. A lot."
Capt. Thom Smith of Angler's Repair said he's
getting catch-and-release snook to 29 inches and red-
fish on the lower tides to 26 inches.
"There are a lot of trout, but they're small. We're
catching flounder to 19 inches and they're fat. They're
well-fed."
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
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around Rattlesnake Point.
Capt. Joe Webb on the Old Florida, docked at
Moore's Stone Crab Restaurant on north Longboat
Key, said he's been trolling for grouper and catching
plenty of gags from two to seven miles out.
"There are a lot of red grouper about 15 miles out
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they take off like the rocket they are."
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide charter boat
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grouper in 100 feet of water. He's also been leading his
clients to a special treat.
"We've been running into large schools of chicken,
or school dolphin," Denham said. "They're a lot of fun
to catch and they'll keep biting until you want to stop. And
are they ever good to eat, especially the little chickens."
Capt. Tom Chaya on Dolphin Dreams out of;,
Captain's Marina in Holmes Beach said redfishing has
taken off dramatically.
"We had a real good run last week until it rained Sat-
urday," Chaya said. "There are a lot of big trout around
for the taking. Mangrove snapper fishing has been decent
around rock piles in the bay, or near rocks off the beach.
And, of course, there's the occasional snook."
Capt. Steve Salgado of Compleat Angler char-
ters said he had a good week catching tarpon off the
beach and bay.
"Tarpon remains strong. Snook are on the beach
and in the passes and we've been doing real good on
them. Sharks are still around in numbers," Salgado
said. "We caught a big tarpon, about 140 pounds, in
one of the passes."
Capt. Justin Moore on the Primadonna II had a
big day Friday with 36 redfish.
"We got on a good bite today. They were on some,
grass flats. You can find them, you just have to look
around. Hopefully these redfish will hang around,"
Moore said. "We hooked up four tarpon Thursday.
Mangrove snapper are around the passes and so are the
mackerel. There are huge bait schools off the beach."
Capt. Glenn Corder on the Deep South said grou-
per fishing in 80 to 100 feet of water has been outstand-
ing. "There are a lot of small chicken dolphin around and
every now and then you'll see some bigger ones in the four
to five-pound range. Bonita are everywhere," Corder said.


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How to select your entries for

our 2000 Snapshot Contest
People you don't even know tell you they "love that
picture!" Friends or relatives admit they "had no idea you
could take a picture so totally amazing." Words like "clas-
sic, charming, unusual, unique" are used by others to de-
scribe a picture you really like yourself.
If so, you might have a picture that could be a con-
tender in The Islander snapshot contest that started July
12, 2000. Winning pictures will be featured for four
more weeks on the cover of The Islander. Each weekly
winner will receive an Islander "mullet" T-shirt. The



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grand prize for one picture from the weekly winners
will be awarded $200 from the newspaper and gift cer-
tificates from Chez Andre, Harrington House, Mister
Roberts resortwear and Phoenix Frame.
"The 'wow' factor always plays a role. We're look-
ing for a picture that captures a special moment," said
local contest judge and Islander news editor Paul Roat.
Judging begins by a selection of pictures from sub-
ject categories that include abstract photos, still life
pictures, landscapes and scenics, candid unposed snap-
shots, action, humor and animal pictures.
Not to be overlooked are great kid pics, sentimen-
tal moments and moments of personal triumph.


Will your photo be a winner? Not if it stays in the
drawer at home!
Send or deliver pictures weekly to Photo Contest
Editor, The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach FL 34217.
Contest winners will appear weekly through Aug.
16. The deadline to submit photos is 5 p.m. Friday.
Complete rules for the contest are published below.
Please attach a photo contest label from this edition of
the newspaper (and subsequent weeks), or a copy of the
label, to each photo you submit. Photos without labels
will be disqualified. Additional photo labels are avail-
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Contest is strictly for amateur photographers. Ama-
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percent of their income from photography.
2) Black-and-white and color photographs
taken after Jan. 1, 1999, are eligible. This allows for
extended eligibility. Photos previously published or
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eligible.
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camera. No retouching or other alteration (except
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boat lift, direct access to Tampa Bay, oversized
double garage, excellent area. $425,000.
ANNA MARIA WATERFRONT
4BR/4BA contemporary Island home. Tropical
setting with lush landscaping. Three decks, cathe-
dral ceilings, wet bar, wood floors, custom carpet-
ing, boat dock. $629,000.
WEST BRADENTON CAGED POOL
3R/2.5BA family home. Large caged pool, two-car
garage, lush landscaping, automatic sprinkler sys-
tem. Great schools! $169,900.
SEASIDE GARDENS PRIVATE DOCK
1BR/1BA turnkey furnished villa with your own pri-
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ANNUAL RENTAL
SANDY POINTE 2BR/2BA second floor. Pool. $900 mo.
ANNA MARIA DUPLEX 2BR/1BA. Lots of upgrades. $800 mo.
DUPLEX 1BR/1BA. Close to everything. $475 mo.
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Some utilities. $825 mo.
SEASONAL RENTALS
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ATTENTION

ISLANDERS!

Thinking of moving
to the mainland?

Call Marilyn Trevethan, Realtor
for your personal consultation!


Thanks for saying "I saw it in The Islander."


GULF VIEW COMMERCIAL IN ANNA MARIA
10006 Gulf Drive
A two-story, four-unit, Spanish-style building with lots of
design options. 2,740 sq. ft., Two full baths up, two half
baths down. Up currently office and custodial suite;
down is retail. Parks nine. $340,000.
Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, FI 34216
Phone & Fax: (941)778-1222
E-Mail: dougdowling@earthlink.net
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Island property sales
EDITOR'S NOTE Doug Dowling Realty reports
island real estate transactionsfor the end of May and
the first few days of June 2000 have been lost and can-
not be retrieved. We apologize and hope the omission
will not be critical in the determination of the value of
your listed property.
Consider the sale of 413 Pine Ave., an empty lot,
for in excess of $90,000, a jump in value of some 30
percent from the last similar sale.
616 Hampshire, Holmes Beach, a canalfront 2,833
sfla 3bed/2&1/2bath/lcar home built in 1969 on a
95x105 lot, was sold 6/19/00, Schwyn to Miller, for
$333,000; list $329,900.
-- 7100 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 118 Nautilus, a
1,081 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1973, was sold 6/
23/00, Moss to Hill, for $220,000; list $225,000.
110 Mangrove, a lot possibly measuring 75x110,
was sold 6/28/00, Munson to Lamar, for $175,000; list
$179,000.
202 35th St., Holmes Beach, the old La Margarita
Apts., a Gulffront 3,224 sfla four-plex of 5bed/4bath
built in 1976 on a 100x100 lot, was sold 6/30/00,
Heymann to Clover Industrial et al, for $880,000; list
S$895,000.
204 84th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,263 sfla 2bed/
2bath/lcar home built in 1974 on a "irregularly"
shaped lot, was sold 6/30/00, Hueber to Merritt, for
$170,000; list $179,000.
2814 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a 2,814 sfla 6bed/
3bath triplex built in 1958 on a 100x100 lot, was sold
6/27/00, Bryne to Ungvarsky, for $195,000.
3601 East Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 213 Sandy
Pointe B-2, a 931 sfla 2bed/2bath/lcar condo built in
1994, was sold 6/29/00, Dammann to Davis, for
-$130,000; list $139,900.
Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate
broker, 778-1222, exclusively for The Islander.
2000.


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Kicking off an incentive program, Neal Custom Homes sales representative Jeannie Ladd, left, delivers
cheesecake to Smith Realtors personnel in Holmes Beach, left to right, Zee Catanese, Marion Ragni, Judy
Duncan and Carol Williams. Also drawing attention to its new 52-home Laurel Oak Park in northwest
Bradenton, each real estate agent visiting the development will get lunch for two at the Hollywood Cheesecake
Cafe on Cortez Road. Other Island firms invited to participate are Arvida, Coldwell Banker, Island Real
Estate, Mike Norman, A Paradise, T. Dolly Young, Wagner and Wedebrock.


Longboat Key Club ship-shape multi-level 3BR/2.5BA waterfront
condo townhouse with protected, deeded, deep-waterslip, steps from
scenic lanai. Flexible living and bonus space, generous storage,
enclosed garage, 24-hour security, deeded beach access, resort
amenities. Owner/seller 383-7977 for info/showings. $399,000.


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fashioned personal ser-
vice. So when you need
the expertise of a profes-
sional agent, look no
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experience, Your satis-
faction is and always has
been my top priority.
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Gulffront lot on a quiet dead-end street! There are
no more like this! For sale by owner. 31st St. and
Ave. F. $399,000. 778-4523 or 800-977-0803.



RENTALS
Annual / Seasonal / Monthly / Weekly

VACATION RENTAL

Call Gayle Schulz and Liz
Codola ... experienced .
agents who will assist you .
with all of your Year 2000
rental and property needs.

Beautiful
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5910 Marina Dr Holmes Beach, FL 34217
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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 fini-
als) 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.

KITCHEN TABLE with four chairs $25. Two white
twin headboards $20. Color TV $25. Leaded-glass
swag lamp $15. Swag table lamp $15. Glass-top end
table $20. Recliner $20. 778-4451.

PORTABLE BASKETBALL GOAL hardly used $50.
779-1101.

1969 VW BUS good condition. $2,200. Twin platform
beds, each with six drawers, dresser, wardrobe.
Many other items. Moving and must sell. 778-4003.

FLORIDA SILK FLOWERS We design and custom
make silk trees, flower arrangements and greenery
baskets. 423 Cortez Road. 752-9777.



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.

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



Hi! I'm Marianne
Norman-Ellis.
For any real estate needs,
SI am ready and eager
to serve you. Call me at
Mike Norman Realty
778-6696



"WALK WITH ME..."
in paradise at




/I can make your
island dreams come true.
ED OLIVEIRA
S REALTOR
1 Sales & Rentals Since 1981
as.. Office 778-4800 Eves 778-1751
S5201 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach, Fl 34217

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MOVING! EVERYTHING GOES Air conditioned sale. Sat.
& Sun., July 22 & 23, 8-4. Furniture, tools, kitchenware,
bedding, toys. 304 68th St., Holmes Beach.

MOVING SALE bed set, sectional couch, patio furni-
ture, exercise bike and more. Fri. & Sat., July 21 &
22, 8-4. 308 57th Street.



FOUND small calico cat, declawed, very affectionate. Area
of Fifth Street South in Bradenton Beach. 778-2246.

FOUND PUPPY approximately 2 months old, vicin-
ity of Circle K, Bradenton Beach. Call 778-6000.



"CRITTER SITTER," five years in pet care, 21 years
as Island residents. Tender loving care for your pets,
with in-home visits. 778-6000.



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

1995 CADILLAC DEVILLE White, blue leather
interior. Excellent condition, 78,000 miles. $12,000.
778-1620.



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


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

NOW BOOKING
SUMMER
RENTALS.
Call Ann Caron
for availability -
they're going FAST!


ive a gift
that will be


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419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida


(941) 778-2291
EVENINGS 778-2632


P O Box 2150
FAX (941) 778-2294


WONDERFUL FAMILY HOHE
This bright and spacious 3BR/2BA home offers a comfy split-
level living area with plenty of room for the whole family! There
is an expansive studio/family room with oak parquet floor, a
lovely living/dining area with custom wall and window treat-
ments, formal entry foyer filled with space and light and so
much more! The oversize master suite offers a large walk-in
closet and the expansive, high and dry lot offers several cit-
rus trees and plenty of room for a pool. Priced to sell at only
$224,000! What a great buy!
Visit our Web site at www.betsyhills.com


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

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, ener-
getic, non smoking. Part time, full time. Will train.
778-6335.

ISLAND MOM needs part-time help to care for 4 and
6 year olds. Light housework. Need car. Great pay.
Call 778-2515.

HANDYMAN/MAINTENANCE MAN NEEDED part
time. Call 778-7153.





5 5500 Marina Drive
Toica Holmes Beach, FL 34217
r0 is 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., Gulfview. $300,000.











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SNO BRIDGE TRAFFIC. Here is
your chance to own a little over an acre
of land on Jewfish Key, a private island
in Sarasota Bay that is accessible by
boat only. Great bay view from one of
13 parcels on this 26-acre island. Wa-
ter, septic and electric at site. Community dock, sandy
beaches. $225,000. IB45752
GULF OF MEXICO DUPLEX. Across the street from the
Gulf of Mexico, both units 2R/1BA. Ceramic tile floors, lots
of possibilities for rental or investment. $210,000. IB43788

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


FF REALTOR.
26 Years of Professional 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
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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
-+ Sandy'\ Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
l Arvi*e We Monitor Irrigation Systems
Sice INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
778.1345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
Established in 1983
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CONSTRUCTION Remodeling Contractors
CONSTRUCTION In-house plan designs
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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 uc.#McooLo5
SPECIALIZING IN BOATLIFTS, DOCKS AND SEAWALLS
792-5685 Fax 795-4329


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


Thr^e dewe'l^-ly TMnCa
from the Anna Maria City Pier is now at the
Sarasota Farmers Market (Main St.) Saturday
7 til Noon. Fossil, Shark Teeth, and Unique Jewelry
piergear@tampabay.rr.com 778-4991


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WATERING R ESRIRICTIONS
* 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 -
* M): Tuesday.
* > Addresses ending in odd numbers (or N -
SZ): Sunday.
Irrigation not allowed from 10 a.m. to 4
p.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
Sallowed for ten minutes daily.
* > Hand-watering of plants, NOT LAWNS, is
* permitted any day.
* Questions or comments? Call the South-
* west Florida Water Management District
(Swiftmud) toll-free: 1-800-423-1476.
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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.



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.

ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
advertising!

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


UNIQUE OPTIONS bathroom remodeling. Tile work.
Wall repairs. Texture and paint. Tub/shower enclo-
sures. Grout and tile repairs. Call Fred. 545-6141.

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


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, i lolmes
Beach. 778-4441.

SHELL DELIVERED AND spread, $27 a yard. Haul-
ing: all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free esti-
mates. Call Larry at 779-1529.



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.

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

CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free
estimates, no overtime charges. (FL#RF0038118)
778-3924 or 778-4461.

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

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


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

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.


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.

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. $600 wk. Visa,
MC accepted.



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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.

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/1BA completely furnished.
One house from beach. No pets. Available Aug.-
Dec. Minimum 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 Is-
land. Weekly rates from $250. Sandy Greiner, Wagner
Realty, 941-794-2246. (SandyGsBeaches@webtv.net)

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.

SEASONAL HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1BA. Completely
furnished elevated house, five minutes to the beach. No
pets, no smoking. $400 week, $1,500 month plus tax.
Available Nov. thru April. 941-778-5908.


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GULF BEACH VACATION apartments. Choice Anna
Maria, 2 and 3BR units. Sundecks. porches, great
amenities, lovely interiors. No pets. 778-3143.
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/1 BA in Holmes Beach. Cen-
tral AC/Heat. Close to Gulf. Furnished or unfurnished.
Call 778-1193.

WATERFRONT COTTAGE, Holmes Beach. 2BR/
1BA, Skyway view. Dock. No pets. Just renovated,
central air, tile, dishwasher. 778-1319.
APARTMENTS FURNISHED across from Gulf. Utili-
ties included. 1BR, $850/month, $350/week. 2BR,
$950/month, $400/week. South Bradenton Beach.
(941)-504-6009.
CANALFRONT TOWNHOUSE 2BR/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.

BRADENTON BEACH 1BR apartment, newly reno-
vated, very private with ocean view. Daily, weekly,
monthly. 778-4555.

HOLMES BEACH Room for rent. Private bath and
entrance, washer/dryer. $100 wk, $50 security.
778-5080.

ANNUAL DUPLEX 1BR/1BA, fireplace. Immaculate.
Steps to beach. Washer/dryer hookup. $625 mo.
Holmes Beach 778-5174.

ANNUAL RENTAL Spacious 1BR/1BA on north end
of Island with private garage. Short walk to beach.
Available Aug. 1. $550 mo. Call Dave, Wagner Re-
alty, 778-2246, eves. 778-7976.

WATERFRONT COTTAGE Holmes Beach 2BR/
2BA. Skyway view, dock. No pets. Just renovated.
$1,000 mo. Central air, tile, dishwasher. 778-2319.

ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 2BR/2BA with garage,
near Gulf in Holmes Beach. $900 mo., first, last, and
security. 778-9266.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL 2BR/2BA unfurnished
condo with a view of the Intracoastal Waterway.
Beautiful pool. $1,100 mo. plus electric and phone.
Call Smith Realtors 778-0770.

FABULOUS SELECTION of short-term and seasonal
furnished rentals still available for 2000. Call Smith
Realtors. 941-778-0770.
BAYFRONT 2BR/2BA unfurnished annual condo.
Covered parking. Pool. Available Aug. 1. $1,100/
month plus electric. No pets. Call Smith Realtors.
941-778-0770.

HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL Gulffront complex, 1 BR/
1 BA furnished with pool and covered parking. $700/
month plus electric and phone. Call Smith Realtors.
941-778-0770.

ANNUAL DUPLEX 1BR, two blocks from beach.
Clean, spacious. $500 per month plus electric. 2110
Avenue B. 778-6387.



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REALLY NICE 2BR/2BA elevated duplex. Great lo-
cation. Washer/dryer, central A/C. $875 mo. long
term or $1,200 mo. furnished with all utilities. Call
Gulf-Bay Realty 778-7244.

VACATION OFF SEASON? Call 778-6569. Fur-
nished rentals, utilities included, low/no security,
close to beach, pool, garden. $680-$920 per month.

GULFFRONT REMODELED 2BR/2BA now.taking
reservations for weekly, monthly and season. 941-
753-4375.

1BR/1BA APARTMENT for rent. Available Aug. 1.
Holmes Beach. Steps to beach, weekly or monthly.
Call 778-7098.


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


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.


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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.

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.

ANNA MARIA approximately 1/3 acre wooded water-
front lot with seawall. End of canal, direct Gulf of
Mexico access. Florida island living at its best. Prop-
erty affords ability for extensive expansion or tear-
down for custom home. Closest offer to $295,000.
Flexibility for quick sale. Properties this size rarely
available in this area. Phone 941-778-0884 or
www.4salebyowner.com.

HOLMES BEACH 3BR/2BA or 2BR/1BA with at-
tached studio. Interior fully renovated. Tile floors, new
appliances two and one half blocks to beach. Nice,
quiet street. 205 83rd St. Days 813-888-8889 or
eves. 813-960-2882.

HOLMES BEACH upscale duplex, 2BR/2BA, two-car
garage, workshop, screened porches, extra storage.
Ten years old. $349,000. Towne & Shore Realty.
778-7980.


HOME AND APARTMENT 3BR/2BA, large lanai,
Jacuzzi, fireplace, solar-heated pool, two-car garage.
Octagon-shape living room, lots of tile, newer appli-
ances. Plus, a delightful 1 BR apartment with its own
separate driveway and entrance. $255,000. Call
Yvonne Higgins at Wagner Realty, 720-3879 or 800-
211-2323.

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
discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handi-
cap, familial status or national origin, or intention to make
any such preference, limitation or discrimination." Familial
status includes 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 accept 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 im-
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WELL LOCATED DUPLEX Enjoy living near
the beach in a single family neighborhood at an
affordable price. This unique two-story block
construction duplex offers 2BR/1BA on each
floor with a delightful large shaded backyard.
Price of $235,000 includes new roof and
repainting as well as other interior upgrades.
Call Ken Rlckett 778-3026 eves.


INEXPENSIVE ISLAND GETAWAY Rare
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.


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.





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THE TRUE SPIRIT OF ISLAND LIVING
Breathtaking view and a dock on the bay. Lush
tropical foliage envelopes five quaint restored
cottages. A short waterfront stroll to historic
area and pier. $1,500,000. Sandy Drapala,
252-1632 or Kathy Marcinko, 252-1618. 44576.
WATERFRONT
CHARMING ESTATE on canal off Terra Ceia Bay.
Over an acre of oak trees. Custom built 4BR/2.5BA
brick home with patio area. Boat house and artesian
well. Property may be divided. $435,000. Sandy
Harmon 722-1347.45853.
WITH A BIRD'S EYE VIEW of Sarasota Bay this
gracious home provides a lifestyle unparalleled on
the Gulf Coast. Enjoy the peace and security that
only a 24-hour guarded community can give. Cathe-
dral ceilings, loft, spacious kitchen, glass enclosed
lanai and wet bar make this home a best buy.
$243,900. Bob and Penny Hall 749-8220.44399.


STEPS TO THE BEACH. This furnished unit is
in excellent condition, Two pools and tennis.
Enjoy island living, Gulf water and sunshine.
$159,900. Ruth Lawler 856-0396 or Cindy
Greco 794-2714. 45554.

MAINLAND
GREAT POSSIBILITIES can be yours with this
commercially zoned property located down-
town. Just steps to Old Main St. and one block
to the river and marina. $167,500. Ruth Lawler
856-0396 or Cindy Greco 794-2714. 43869.
CORDOVA LAKES 3BR/2BA home on a lake.
Concrete block construction, enclosed and air-
conditioned Florida room. $114,500. Janet Orr
792-7363. 46152.
CLEAN. 2BR plus efficiency. New roof, paint and
flooring. $49,5000. Dave Barker, 792-8932. 28318


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Location, Location, Location!


Steps to Bean
Point beach.
2BR/2BA.
$269,000.
Call Robin Kollar


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


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


E mail: smithami@gate.net
Web site: www.smithrealtors.com


TROPICAL ISLAND HIDEAWAY. Sea Pirates
Condo. 2BR/1BA ground-floor unit with private
courtyard, solar heated caged pool, on-site laun-
dry, turnkey furnished. $114,900. Call Carla Price
778-5648 eves.


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5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
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Mit uns koennen Sie deutsch reden
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MLS JB [ 1J


DON & KAREN SCHRODER present...
IT'S A NAUTICAL DREAM
On the Grand Canal and in true
move-in condition, this 3BR/2BA
home was exquisitely renovated
inside and out in 1999. An open
floor-plan separates the master
bedroom from the guest wing and
the kitchen/gathering room open to
the lanai and pool garden. Multiple
boats? New 65 ft. dock has water,
power and boatlift. So, just enjoy
the boating and the view!
REDUCED TO $409,000.
^ CA GULFSTREAM
R W r REALTY
941-778-2200


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Moving In?
Moving Out?
Moving Up?
Call Karen Day
778-6696
Evenings: 779-2237
Mike Norman Realty, inc.
3101 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach


Open 7 Days a Week For Your Convenience!
Also ... 24 hours a day on the world wide web
at www.islandreal.com

SALES RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT I1g


THIS LOVELY 3BR/2BA pool home is lo-
cated on a comer lot in Holmes Beach. Large
two lots, zoned duplex. Screened lanai over-
looks 16 by 32 ft. pool, large fenced backyard,
two-car garage with workshop. $339,000


PRISTINE CONTEMPORARY Anna
Maria home on deep canal with no bridges
to Bay. Vaulted ceilings, clerestory windows,
hardwood floors, three bedrooms, loft, two
full-baths and two half-baths. $659,000.







WATERS EDGE GULF VIEW CONDO!
Turnkey furnished with elevator, heated pool
and tennis amenities. Fabulous for seasonal
rental! Open balcony. $249,000.


WIDE OPEN BAY VIEWS with this spectacu-
lar large bayfront property! 3BR/3.5BA home with
caged/heated pool and spa. Open split floor plan,
boat dock and lift. If you want wide open bay views,
it doesn't get any better than this! $829,000.


TRUE OLD FLORIDA BEACH COTTAGE
just four blocks from beach or two blocks from
bay. Close to shopping, restaurants and post of-
fice. Turnkey furnished. 2BR/2BA, one-car ga-
rage on large lot with many trees. $219,900.


OWN 8 RENTAL UNITS in one building,
two offices, five garage/storage units and
one apartment on main street in Anna
Maria. $294,500.


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No. 0709


"C" CHANGE
BY MANNY NOSOWSKY / EDITED BY WILL.SHORTZ


ACROSS
1 Game equipment
7 Part of the
Northland
peninsula
13 Puzzled
20 Open, in a way
21 Indiana
University
campus site
22 In a disastrous
way
23 Health-conscious
fish?
25 Harmonize
(with)
26Bow
27 Spain's last King
Ferdinand
28 [Oh, well]
30 Pier group work
31 European coin
35 Roof problem
37 Attack on a fort.
maybe
38 Etcher's window
work?
41 Clinton Cabinet
member William
43 Kind of market
44 Trickster
45 Staple of
Southern cuisine
46 Madly in love
50Take for a while
51 Inspiration
52 Bank security
53 Lump of clay, say
54 See 79-Across
55 Information
repository


58Comment from a
scolded person
60 100 dinars
61 Unhappy
spectator
62 Ring around the
collar?
63 Canada's
Bay
64V-formation
group
67 Op._
68 Told to shape up
71 Poker Flat
chronicler
72 "Gulliver's
Travels" feature
74 Keats was one
75 Rat-
76 See 77-Down
78Tree with tanning
bark
79With 54-Across,
furnace emission
82 Eastern royal
83 Fixes, in a way
84 Fish hook
86 Half of an 80's
TV duo
88 Smooth (out)
89"A Loss of
Roses"
playwright
90 tree
91 Most like
Chianti, say
93 Relish
95 Hole in hosiery?
97Do car wheels
100 Circle overhead
102It's south of
ancient Shiloh.
103 Lord in love with
Lady Clare, in
Tennyson
105 Plug


107 Ring around the
collar?
108 Dead on target
112 Backbreaking
114 Friendly sentry?
118 Outlaw
119 Traps, as an
Arctic ship
120 Business practice
121 Breaks away
122 Cuddle up
123 Wee

DOWN
1 Lousy
2 Sit_
3 Cubemaster
Rubik
4 Like a defense
contractor's
contract
5 Kind of beetle
6 Eastern European
7 Activity for
sunglass wearers
8 Earned
9 Part of a hosp.
record
10 Kind of life
11 Replies to a
newsgroup
12 Scandinavian
land, to natives
1364-Across's
locale: Abbr.
14 Unbelievable
15 Loose
16 Activity for a
crooked
politician?
17 Any Platters
platter
18 Armrest?
19 "Riders to the
Sea" writer


24 Part of the Old
Testament
29 Poor links play,
as they might say
in England?
32 Building
inspector's topic
33 Troy, in poetry
34 Legs, slangily
36 It has a line
through it
38 Is repentant
39 D-Day beach
40 Really severe
economizing?
42 Be undecided
43 Apalachee Bay
locale: Abbr.
45 Russian saint
47 Important guest
group
48 Flip out
49 More fit
51 Butter at
breakfast?
56"LeCoq "
57 Maxwell
competitor
59 Ally McBeal,
e.g.: Abbr.
61 Mechanical
device for
baseball
practice?
62 Spot for a cursor,
maybe
63 Kitchen
appliance
64 Emmy-winning
Lewis
65 Persian Gulf land
66 Heavens: Prefix
69 "That's ..."
70 Lash
73 Hillock


76 Camera
diaphragm
77 With 76-Across,
a game ender
78 Make (mug)
79 Hopper
80 Imperfect speech
81 Up to this point
85 Like two peas
in __


87 Blood vessel
secure
91 Open up
92 Perception
94 Get off
95 Informant
96 Tiger Hall-of-
Famer Al
97Ishmael's people


98 "20,000 Leagues
Under the Sea"
actor, 1954
990f Nehru's land
101 Gain computer
access
104 View from an
oasis
106 Ball-bearing
items
109 Reservoir filler


110 Garden
decorations
111 On pins and
needles
113 Vietnam War
opposer: Abbr.
115 N.Y.C. clock
setting
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117 Bestow on, to
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