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Volume 8, no. 38, Aug. 2, 2000 FREE
Anna Maria resolution meets resistance, stands
At the end of the July 27 Anna Maria City Commis-
sion meeting, a meeting where the mayor and commis-
sioners had already been criticized for adding items to the
agenda, Commissioner Jay Hill revealed what he'd been
holding up his sleeve.
In spite of the fact that earlier in the meeting Hill of-
fered apologies to residents complaining of surprises on
the agenda, he presented what he termed an "emergency."
"The city will grind to a halt economically," he said,
"without addressing my resolution."
To make a long story
short, following nearly two
hours of deliberation, the
resolution remained intact.
Hill said that upon learning the mayor had signed a
contract for phone service without seeking authorization
Glenn Fletcher, you're a winner!
Glenn Fletcher of Bradenton focused his photography skills on a monarch butterfly perched on colorful bloom from
a buddleia officianalis, or "butterfly bush." Fletcher's picture is the fourth weekly winner in The Islander's Great
Snapshot Contest 2000. He can claim his weekly prize, a "More-than-a-mullet-wrapper" T-shirt, at The Islander
office and his photo will be entered with other weekly winnersfor a grand prize of $200 from the newspaper and gift
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Bradenton Beach pigeons pooh-poohed
By Paul Roat
Hoping the problem will fly away on its own, code
enforcement board members have tabled action against
the woman charged with "harboring exotic wildlife" -
feeding wild pigeons in Bradenton Beach.
Josephine Hodge, 80, a 30-year resident of the city,
appeared before the city's code enforcement board af-
ter neighbors complained of hundreds of pigeons hang-
ing around her home in the 2300 block of Avenue C.
The birds and their byproducts were causing a mess,
neighbors said, and the birds were a health hazard. Code
Enforcement Officer Gerry Rathvon, after numerous let-
ters to Hodge, cited her with maintaining "exotic wildlife."
"I did not feed the pigeons after I was told not to last
September," Hodge said. "I told the lady [Rathvon] I did
not feed the pigeons. I told everybody I did not feed the
pigeons and I have not fed the pigeons for months."
Attorney Richard Carter, representing Hodge, said
the birds in the neighborhood are wild animals, and
there is no provision in any of Bradenton Beach's
codes to prohibit feeding wildlife.
"The city is a bird sanctuary," Carter said, "and
there is no law.that says you can't feed birds on this
Island. They are not exotic wildlife, they are not kept
by Ms. Hodge, and they've been on this Island a lot
longer than any of us.
"This prosecution is an abuse of municipal author-
ity," Carter concluded.
Carter presented a letter supporting Ms. Hodge signed
by more than 25 residents.
But some of Ms. Hodge's neighbors disagreed
with the pigeon proponents.
"For the past 10 years I haven't had any problem with
birds," said neighbor Barton Weeks. "Now, we have birds.
Many, many birds. Pigeons are like rats. They're flying
rats. If we had that many rats, the city would be up in arms,
yet they both carry the same diseases. The simple solution
is to stop feeding the darn things."
Code enforcement board member Herb Dolan told
Hodge he didn't want the city "to take action against
you, but the birds are hanging around looking for food,
and somebody is feeding them. I believe you should
keep your eye out and make sure nobody feeds the pi-
geons, and they'll disappear."
Board members agreed to table all action on the
matter until late August to see if the pigeons go away.
from the commission, he searched the charter and ordi-
nances for what might allow the mayor to do so.
Hill claimed there is no ordinance or statement in the
charter which sets procedures for the city to purchase
equipment, authorize repairs or spend funds.
Therefore, Hill said, he was proposing a resolution to
give the mayor the authority to spend funds.
His resolution states that in the past the city had "un-
PLEASE SEE RESOLUTION, NEXT PAGE
By David Futch
Marina Bay restaurant in Holmes Beach could be the
site of a gambling and dinner cruise boat to nowhere.
Restaurant owner Bill Zalla has asked City Attor-
ney Jim Dye for a legal opinion regarding the docking
of the boat at the restaurant at 5325 Marina Drive.
Zalla closed the restaurant on June 16 and an-
nounced he would sell the property for an undisclosed
amount. He told a member of The Islander staff he'd
lost a million dollars and he wasn't putting any more
money into the business.
In a facsimile from Zalla to Dye dated July 27, Zalla
says he has a contract for the restaurant's sale "subject to
the City of Holmes Beach approval for the operation of a
dinner cruise boat which will operate gambling devices in
international waters [more than three miles from shore]."
The boat under consideration is 110 feet long, the same
size as the Seafood Shack's dinner boat.
Zalla said he wants Dye to "render your legal opin-
ion for this use and advise what steps are required to
obtain city approval."
"What people do three miles out is their own busi-
PLEASE SEE GAMBLING, PAGE 3
Charter middle school
meeting Monday night
A board of directors will be selected at an
organizational meeting Monday, Aug. 7, of
people interested in forming a charter middle
school on Anna Maria Island.
The meeting will be at 6 p.m. at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Chief organizers Noranne Hutcheson and
Marlene West said they will also work on the
application to the Manatee County School Board
for the charter school.
Hutcheson and West are particularly inter-
ested in attracting Island parents of youngsters in
or on the verge of entering middle school. Fur-
ther information may be obtained at 778-8366
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clear oral policies regarding purchasing, contracting and
The resolution limits check writing for the mayor,
vice mayor and treasurer (city clerk) without approval of
the commission for spending in excess of $1,000 with
exceptions. The exceptions include payroll related ex-
penses, payments to the Manatee County Sheriffs Office
for contractual services, utility bills and accounting and
It states that the city shall not be liable for other pur-
chases unless they are authorized by the commission and
that all such other purchases be accompanied by a pur-
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh asked City Attorney Jim
Dye, "Is there a fault with the precedent of what we've
been doing? Is this something we have to vote on tonight?
Do we have to have this in place to continue to do busi-
Dye said a resolution is a statement of policy not
binding law. "You could pass this tonight and it could be
appealed at the next meeting. It doesn't have to be 'no-
ticed' to be legal.
"Is anything you've done in the past in jeopardy? Do
you need it to continue between now and the next meet-
ing? I don't think so. It's a statement of policy, but the way
the city has done business in the past is also a statement
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Wolfe said, "We've operated casually in the past, but
we're becoming more cosmopolitan please, not met-
ropolitan but we need to let people know that we won't
be casual in the future."
Dye said, "If the commission passes it, it would be
binding as policy and if you choose not to follow it, you
would be violating your own policy, not the law."
Fearing the city would be prohibited from meeting
normal day-to-day obligations, the commission voted for
But the following day City Clerk Alice Baird, con-
cerned that there was something Hill overlooked in his
search, discovered the appropriate "appropriations" lan-
guage in the city charter and annual budget ordinances.
The charter states, "An ordinance adopting an annual
budget shall constitute appropriations of the amounts
specified therein as expenditures from the funds indi-
In other words, if the city budgets an item, it can spend
the money to pay for it without commission approval.
Commissioner Doug Wolfe, on learning of Baird's
discovery, immediately requested an emergency meeting
to rescind Hill's resolution.
Emergency meeting nulled
To make a long story short, following nearly two
hours of deliberation, the resolution remained intact.
After the meeting, Wolfe, who requested and chaired
the July 31 emergency session, said, "I'm nauseous over
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He was upset because he thought a motion to rescind
the resolution was passed, when, in fact, two motions to
alter the resolution failed.
There was no motion to rescind the resolution.
As the meeting closed, Commissioner Jay Hill rose
from his seat and said, "I can't believe it. The resolution
Wolfe began the meeting by saying, "Fear that the
city would be prohibited from meeting normal day-to-day
obligations was the reason the resolution passed.
"On Friday when I came to city hall I spoke with the
city clerk, the director of public works and the deputy city
clerk and they were all upset that this resolution would tie
up their functions."
Wolfe said he spoke to the city auditor, who told him
the city functions in a perfectly legitimate manner and that
this resolution is too prohibitive.
Wolfe said the resolution changes the duties of the
mayor, and therefore changes the charter,. which can be
done only by ordinance.
But Hill disagreed, saying, "I have somewhat of a
different read of the charter and appropriations ordinance.
We're looking at the right things, but maybe not reading
Skoloda, Hill and several members of the audience
asked for an explanation of how the resolution would
"bring the city to a grinding halt."
PLEASE SEE RESOLUTION, NEXT PAGE
Grants rain on Cortez, work starting
By Jim Hanson
Poor all of its life until now, Cortez's community
development program is virtually awash in grants that will
put it to work on four fronts.
RESOLUTION, FROM PAGE 2
Public Works Director Anne Beck said that she un-
derstood from her conversation with City Clerk Alice
Baird that the city's computer system is not capable of
tracking bills over the 90-day time period. "It will require
hand accounting to prevent overpaying vendors within the
Beck said, "If you buy office supplies and a printer
breaks down, somebody has to go find out if we have the
money or do we have to wait?"
Beck said the other item the staff discussed was con-
tracts which have to be approved by the commission.
"The work we had already scheduled for streets and roads
and stormwater drainage with contractors was put on hold
Friday because we were already over $1,000," she said.
Stormwater drain cleaning was canceled and flapper
valves which were on order were canceled, she said.
The commissioners and mayor agreed that bills
should come before the board prior to spending and that
there should be something that outlines spending but
they couldn't agree on amendments to the resolution.
Hill later proposed to alter the 90-day time period to
a calendar month and limit from $1,000 to $2,000 and it
also failed by a vote 3-2.
Gambling boat coming to Island?
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
ness," Mayor Carol Whitmore said. "If it's a restaurant
group that can make this restaurant succeed and it fits
our ordinances, I don't have a problem with it. I know
the concept, but that's all we know so far."
Although the size of the gambling-dinner cruise
boat is not yet known, one obstacle the new owners
have to face if the boat is large will be how manuever
a boat of substantial beam and draft in and out of the
marina, Whitmore said.
Florida Waterfronts Cortez, formed last year to seek
and carry out ways to help the historic fishing village find
its way after the ban on net fishing destroyed the way of
life for Cortezians and of making a living has been
struggling on a shoestring.
It has a manager paid by Manatee County who in the
interim has been carrying on programs that cost little or
nothing, and has gone after grants with a vengeance. Now
it is beginning to pay off for manager Janet Hoffman and
for the village.
$10,000 from the Waterfront program at the state
level, which has been expected for months and finally
came through; it will be used to renovate the old fire house
where the local program is headquartered, with work start-
ing at once.
$25,000 from the state program, second phase of its
startup support, whose use will include a bronze monu-
ment to honor Cortez fishermen who have died at sea.
"There have been so many," Hoffman said. "We lost four
just in the last year. We will research who died and when
and how." The monument will go on the waterfront right
of way where 123rd Street Court runs into the water, be-
tween Bell and Star fish houses.
$14,000 from the West Coast Inland Navigation
District to rebuild the Miller dock net camp in the eastern
part of the village. Tim Miller gave the historic dock to the
Florida Institute of Saltwater Fishing, which after renova-
tion will turn it over to the county for maintenance. "It
gives a wonderful view of mangrove island rookeries and
of all kinds of birds and marine life," said Hoffman.
$2,750 from the Florida Division of Historical Re-
sources, this also to FISH, to develop design standards for
new construction and reconstruction of existing buildings
in Cortez. The required local matching funds will consist
of $5,750 worth of time and talent by Linda Stevenson of
Stevenson Architects and another $750 worth by architect
Another grant application goes this week to Philip
Morris Tobacco Co., $25,000 for public service announce-
ments regarding commercial fishing fishermen as stew-
ards of the environment, how hard they work to put sea-
food on America's tables, who fishermen are in terms of
THE ISLANDER 0 AUGUST 2, 2000 N PAGE 3
Anna Maria City
Aug. 8, 7 p.m., special city commission meeting on city
pier franchise and Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
Aug. 10, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
Aug. 3, 7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda:
major development with special exception for acces-
sory use at 113 Third Street S., city pier franchise
agreement second reading and public hearing, presen-
tation by Manatee County Commissioner Joe McClash,
beach ordinance enforcement presentation, budget
amendment for police vehicle purchase and public
Aug. 10, 6:30 p.m., planning and zoning commission
meeting on proposed land development code changes.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
Aug. 8, 8 a.m., city commission meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
heads of families who go to work on boats instead of to
If Waterfronts Cortez gets that grant, Hoffman said,
$5,000 will go into TV production and $20,000 into get-
ting the spots aired in targeted markets. The Cable Net-
work organization will match the grant money 4-1, she
said, in efforts to reach four million viewers.
Production help would come from the Florida Depart-
ment of Agriculture's Consumer Services Division and
from Manatee Community College communications stu-
dents who would work with the state's professionals.
Competition for the Philip Morris grant is nationwide
and "extremely tough," Hoffman said, "but we're sure in
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2000.01 Anna Maria budget cut with Ginsu knife
By Bonner Futch
The slice-and-dice budget plans of Anna Maria city
commissioners have drawn the ire of Mayor Gary
"I'm going to call a special meeting maybe a news
conference to notify the commission that their budget
is fiscally irresponsible," the mayor said last week.
Deffenbaugh said he would talk with city lawyers
to find out what powers he has to correct the budget
shortfall he foresees.
Two budget workshops held last week resulted in
almost across-the-board cuts with items from office
supplies to employee health benefits to the Community
Development Block Grant funding for filling swales on
Spring Avenue falling victim to the knife.
Commissioner Jay Hill continued his insistence
that millage, taxes and spending be reduced.
Resident Norton Niss compelled the commission at
its July 27 commission meeting to have the courage to
raise the millage. "What do you intend to do about
drainage problems?" he asked. "You have got to face
these responsibilities. You've got to purchase property
for parking and green space and meet your responsibili-
ties. You're not addressing the drainage problems,"
Deffenbaugh missed the first work session Tues-
day morning due to problems he faced throughout the
city from the previous day's flooding. He left Wednes-
day night's session early due to illness, leaving his pre-
liminary budget plan with no one to defend the pro-
The commissioners stayed until nearly midnight
Wednesday along with a handful of citizens, cutting
proposed pay raises, an additional assistant clerk posi-
tion, a part-time code enforcement officer, vehicles,
equipment and funding for capital improvements, en-
gineering and more.
On the income side of the equation, commission-
ers upped the projected income from building permits,
court fees and parking fines.
PLEASE SEE BUDGET, NEXT PAGE
Millage, tax, spending reduction proposed
Anna Maria city commissioners got down to
brass tacks at their final budget workshop, with a
proposal from Commissioner Jay Hill to reduce
the millage for fiscal year 2000-01.
Hill repeatedly called for a reduction from
current millage of 2.0 to a maximum 1.8912, what
amounts to the rollback rate. The rollback is the
rate projected to produce the same revenue as the
previous fiscal year by factoring higher property
value assessments. A mill is $1 for every $1,000
of assessed value of property less any exemptions.
Hill insisted that maintaining the 2-mill rate
would amount to almost a 6 percent "tax increase."
In fact, the tax would remain the same, but the
revenue would increase due to the anticipated in-
crease in appraised values, improved properties
and the added value of improvements to previ-
ously vacant land.
The commission voted to keep the current
millage rate of 2.0. That rate can be reduced, but
not raised, during the public hearings on the bud-
Hill wants to reduce taxes and spending fur-
ther than the rollback. He proposed a millage re-
duction and a "no frills" budget based on 1.0 mills
- a 50 percent reduction that he claims will
provide for employee raises, charitable contribu-
tions and a surplus of more than $134,000.
Hill's proposal reduces salaries and related
expenses to $275,045; general government costs to
$88,975; construction maintenance and improve-
ments to $34,250; public safety to $330,000 and
the total for expenditures to $731,922.
That compares to the 1999-00 budget of sala-
ries and related expenses of $315,864; general
government costs of $107,603; construction main-
tenance and.improvements of $137,500; and pub-
lic safety expense of $332,818. Last year's total
expenditures were budgeted to be $999,091, but
spending is projected to amount to $1,308,694 by
the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30.
The largest over-budget expense, $400,796
compared to the budgeted amount of $137,500, is
attributed to construction maintenance and im-
Although actual revenue was less than bud-
geted for the current year, spending was down to
offset it. Revenue for 1999-00 was budgeted to be
$1,651,138, but is projected to come in at
$1,372,991. Revenue minus expenditures for the
current year should amount to a $64,297 surplus by
Commissioner Tom Skoloda said at the begin-
ning of last week's workshop, "I am totally opposed
to raising the millage."
He did, however, move to submit the proposed
tax rate, also called the TRIM, or Truth in Millage
certification, at the current millage rate of 2.0. The
TRIM notice is required to be submitted by Aug. 4
to Manatee County Property Appraiser Charles
Hackney and the established millage levy can be re-
duced, but not raised, after two September public
hearings on the budget.
Hill said, "I think we should lower it. The 1.89
rollback would produce the same ad velorum tax as
the 1999 budget. If we hold at 2 mills, we increase
the budget 5.75 percent. I'm opposed to anything
that would take it over 1.9."
The rate of 2.0 mills was approved at the July
27 city commission meeting by a 3-2 vote after a
motion from Hill to reduce the millage to 1.8912
failed. Commissioners Doug Wolfe and Bob
Barlow voted with Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh to
maintain the 1999-00 millage rate of 2.0 mills on
the TRIM notice and for the purpose of the public
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They sliced spending for commission travel $3,500
and reduced salary overtime projections by half, from
$10,000 to $5,000.
They reduced the employee health plan expense by
more than $20,000 by opting for reduced benefits for
the staff. The group plan with the Florida League of
Cities was projected originally to account for an in-
crease from the current budget of $28,258 to $63,600.
Commissioners slashed funds for a clothing allow-
ance and safety program equipment for public works
employees and eliminated a proposed $55,000 for two
trucks and a $10,000 chipper.
The commissioners reduced office supply ex-
penses even though current spending was greater than
the budgeted amount. The cut in miscellaneous ex-
penses went from a proposed $15,000 (actual to date
for 1999-00 $13,770) to $500 for 2000-01.
Other cuts include repair and maintenance ex-
penses, from $10,000 to $4,000 (actual to date for
They reduced from six charitable organizations in
1999-00 to two for 2000-01, with only the Anna Maria
Island Community Center and Keep Manatee Beauti-
ful making the cut.
The Center requested funding of $18,500 and Keep
Manatee Beautiful asked for $2,639 for items specifi-
cally related to Anna Maria projects. But the Center's
funds were reduced to $5,000 from the mayor's pro-
posed figure of $16,000, while Keep Manatee
.Beautiful's proposed donation was cut in half to $250.
Other requests for donations, $1,000 from the Art
THE ISLANDER M AUGUST 2, 2000 M PAGE 5
Longboat art center getting half million
The Longboat Key Center for the Arts is taking
a giant step for its expansion, but it won't be easy
or quick. It's government.
The Florida State Arts Council has approved a
$500,000 cultural facilities grant, boosting the to-
tal in its fund drive to $1.8 million, said Beth
Cunningham, operations manager.
Goal of the drive is $2.5 million, the amount
needed to complete the ambitious expansion
project, but rising costs of just about everything are
expected to push the total higher. The drive began
with a $500,000 bequest and private donations and
grants over the past year have added to the intake.
The new grant is not in hand now but will be
doled out as the center completes phases in its con-
struction program. "We'll have to account for ev-
League and a $1,500 Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch
request were not funded.
No funding for Turtle Watch may jeopardize Anna
Maria's beach nourishment project, according to marine
turtle permit holder Suzi Fox, because her organization is
responsible for beach monitoring during the project.
And, no funds were allocated to the Anna Maria
Art League, Anna Maria Island Historical Society,
Mote Marine Laboratory, which provides marine
mammal stranding services, or to the Anna Maria El-
ementary School's World of Work, all of which
were funded last year.
ery penny before we get it," said Cunningham. "And
that's just fine."
Already completed is the new sculpture garden
with performing platform, situated where Shell Street
was. The last of two historic houses has been moved
to a lot on Longboat Drive North for private use.
Starting this week is renovation of the painting
studio building, a major job. It is to open Oct. 2 for
classes, Cunningham said. A glass wall will be in-
stalled in the main gallery, now renamed the Joan M.
Durante Pavilion, to overlook the sculpture garden.
Windows at the top of the gallery, closed off for
many years, will be reopened.
A new studio building will be built starting in Janu-
ary and the existing studio will be demolished to make
way for the entrance to the complex.
Commissioners agreed to a proposed contract in-
crease with the Manatee County Sheriff's Office, tak-
ing the public safety program for the city from
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The commission increased funding to the contin-
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They also penciled in a $52,275 transfer from re-
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Will there be survivors?
In case you're not one of the gazillions of rabid view-
ers of the television show "Survivor," you might need an
A group of 16 folks are selected to participate in an
"adventure," plunked on a deserted South Pacific island,
where with limited supplies they have to live off the land.
Each episode the group votes to have someone removed.
The survivor will receive $1 million.
But the question here is, will anyone survive the cur-
rent political fiasco in Anna Maria?
Presently, Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh says he's "dis-
gruntled" with the way things are going and Bob Barlow
resigned as vice mayor but remains a commissioner.
The mayor says he fears "it's only the beginning."
He dreads to think what will happen if there are any
further staff resignations. Operating without a building
official and weeding through applications to fill the po-
sition is tough enough, but presently the office staff is
overburdened with work.
Researching and copying materials for new commis-
sioners is taking a great deal of their time. Extra meetings
mean extra time typing minutes. As it is, some of the tran-
scription work is being "farmed out." The assistant clerk
is staying after hours, logging overtime, to keep up with
her work load.
Deffenbaugh says the clerk's office needs help, but the
commission slashed a proposed new position.
As a matter of fact, the mayor says the commission's
budget is fiscally irresponsible. The shortfalls will be dev-
astating, he says.
There is no money budgeted for capital improve-
ments and even the Spring Avenue fill-the-swale project,
already permitted by the water district, was slashed from
the 2000-01 budget.
A paltry $5,000 is budgeted for the Anna Maria Com-
munity Center, in spite of the fact the Center provides
services mandated in the city's comprehensive plan. The
all-volunteer Turtle Watch, which will be required to
monitor the city's beaches during the upcoming nourish-
ment project, is not funded.
Well, you get the idea.
We want to know if the majority of folks in Anna
Maria want their taxes reduced so dramatically. Or are
they willing to pay for improvements?
Commissioner Jay Hill unnecessarily inflamed resi-
dents at the budget meetings by repeatedly claiming that
keeping the tax rate the same would amount to a 6 per-
cent tax increase.
In fact, with the increase in Anna Maria property
values, the revenue increases, not the tax.
Hill's proposed tax rate of 1 mill virtually eliminates
Will we survive? Only time will tell.
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Credit where it's due
I realize this comes a little late, but I was traveling
in Canada when David Futch wrote his column criticiz-
ing a column by (the Bradenton Herald's) Jerry Hill in
which Hill indicated Manatee County sportsmen
played a major role in the tarpon protection laws.
I don't believe David was living in this area in the
middle 1980s, and was not aware what was happening
around here before the Boca Grande folks took up the
The main target of our Manatee contingent in the
early going was the Suncoast Tarpon Roundup in St.
Petersburg. At that time any tarpon 100 pounds or more
that was weighed in dead, of course made the
angler eligible to fish for the big prize money on the
final day's fishoff, plus being eligible for weekly cash
prizes. I don't believe they had any provision for re-
lease prizes at that time. We tried to be the biggest burr
on their butt we could be, and started attending Marine
Fisheries Commission meetings to present our objec-
tions to kill tournaments.
We printed bumper stickers with a nice tarpon head
on one end, plus the words "Save Our Tarpon Stop
Kill Tournaments." We passed them out to anyone who
indicated their support and at the local fishing college.
I remember sending a supply at the request of a release
tournament in south Fldrida.
All this time we were hearing that the Boca Grande
captains were very much opposed to ending the killing
of tarpon because of losing their kick-back commis-
sions from the taxidermists.
Finally, through the efforts of many good folks,
such as the Klingels, the Boca Grande captains began
to come around. I was at one of the early meetings at
Boca Grande, and, as I remember, it was the meeting
when the $50 tag system was first proposed publicly.
Yes, David, when the Boca Grande people finally
got the bit in their mouth, they a magnificent job of
pushing the tag system through to law. With their num-
bers, they of course had more clout than our little gang
here in Manatee County.
But, I hope you see Manatee County folks did have
a big role in tarpon protection long before 1988!
Bob Nash, Anna Maria
Eye pollution along shores
Please say it isn't so. First we get the Arvida
project (don't even get me started on this!), now we
have an "entrepreneur" who wants to float billboards
along our shorelines. Help!
The idea was floated (no pun intended) a few years
back in San Francisco and as quickly sunk. Recently
this same idea was proposed in Boston. The U.S. Coast
Guard is objecting, along with many others, as it would
be a distraction and danger to personal watercraft, as
well as just plain ugly.
I winter on Anna Maria Island. I love the seren-
ity of the beaches in early morning and the beauty of
those sunsets in the evening. It's paradise. Imagine
sitting down with a sketch pad, attempting to capture
some of this beauty on paper, when a floating "Bud"
billboard floats by.
Carol Wallace, Bradenton Beach and Reading, Mass.
Don't kill the messenger
Can we please get off Gerry Rathvon's case? Gerry
is our code enforcement officer. It is her responsibility
to respond to citizen's complaints. If Ms. Hodge's
neighbors are complaining and we had four or five
of them at one of our meetings complaining about pi-
geon "droppings" Ms. Rathvon is required to ad-
dress the problem. And if the complaints continue -
as they have Ms. Rathvon must continue to make
every attempt to resolve the problem.
You're trying to kill the messenger when attacking
My roommate lost a lung years ago due to extensive
exposure to bird droppings. It is in the interest of the
health, safety and welfare of our citizens to stop this now.
Dawn Baker, Bradenton Beach City Commis-
sioner, Ward 2
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Anna Maria residents can't rest for worry
By Bonner Futch
Carol Ann Magill told her elected officials in the
City of Anna Maria last week, "I can't rest. I don't have
a social life I have to come to meetings."
Magill drew applause to her comments as she told
the mayor and commissioners that she's so concerned
about what they'll do at the meetings that she's com-
pelled to attend.
Following discussion of items added "late" to the
July 27 agenda, Larry Albert and Diane Caniff both
asked the city to "please give us information on updates
to the agenda."
Albert said he might not have attended the Thurs-
day night meeting based on the posted agenda, but
items added at the last minute were significant to him
and others in attendance at least for those who heard
The meeting started with the first of several last-
minute additions to the agenda, the city pier lease. The
commission quickly voted on first reading an ordinance
to adopt a lease agreement "governing the leasing and
operation of the city pier."
The vote will allow them to proceed to the second
reading and final approval of the lease at a special ses-
sion Aug. 8 at 7 p.m.
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh said he had spent three
hours with City Atforney Jim Dye hashing out the
terms of the lease with prospective tenant Mario
Schoenfelder and his attorney on July 26.
Commissioners postponed all discussion regarding
the lease to the special meeting.
When commissioners sought to add discussion on
parking improvements at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center to the special meeting agenda,
Deffenbaugh insisted there would be "plenty of time."
He said "The new lease won't take more than 20 min-
utes to approve. We've encompassed everything the
city wants and what Mr. Schoenfelder wants to do."
As for the Center's parking plan, the city budgeted
$35,000 for the project in the 1999-00 fiscal year.
Commissioner Bob Barlow presented a new packet
on the parking plan to the mayor and commissioners at
the beginning of the meeting and Center staff and sup-
porters were present in the audience, waiting to be
Barlow's information included cost proposals from
fencing and landscaping companies, a description of
the "scope of work," a permit issued by former build-
ing official Phil Charnock, two letters of support and
petitions with approximately 160 signatures of persons
favoring the project.
Discussion on the subject an item not on the
night's agenda or the amended agenda took place at
a previous meeting when the plans and permit were
first presented by Barlow, but commissioners said at
that time they wanted input from adjoining land own-
Commissioners Tom Skoloda and Jay Hill each
related the Center parking plan to the Spring Avenue
drainage project that ran afoul of residents. Hill said he
expected the city to send letters including the project
plans to adjacent residents.
Hill insisted that the adjacent property owners "un-
derstand the plans" before the commission proceeds.
Skoloda said, "I'm opposed to the way this is be-
ing approached." He said he thought the commission
had agreed to send registered notices to all adjacent
property owners with copies of the plan.
He insisted there had not been sufficient time and
information for him to consider a project that had been
essentially approved by previously seated commission-
Deffenbaugh said the city could send any number
of notices without assurances anyone would read them.
He said there had been many meetings regarding the
project and "that's how the money got in the budget
and that's why it's here."
The mayor claimed the $35,000 was appropriated
and he intended to approve releasing the funds, either
directly to the Center or to the selected contractors up
to that amount.
"The problem I have is the plans have changed
from the original," Hill said. "There's no provision to
authorize you (the mayor) to enter into a contract. Now
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suddenly, what we were told is washed away."
The mayor said, "This was all given to you be-
But, Hill insisted, "The problem I have is ... this
is on a path and a few minutes before a meeting this is
pulled on us and it doesn't pass the smell test."
Hill claimed the plans had changed, but Barlow
stated that the plans have not changed since day one.
Deffenbaugh said, "I'll pull the tape (previous
meeting recorded minutes) and it will prove you told
me to contact people on the streets adjacent to the Cen-
ter, but not to send them plans and have hearings."
The mayor asked Hill to allow Barlow to speak,
when Hill abruptly said, "No. I don't have to. You're
not my boss."
To which Deffenbaugh replied, "I am at this meet-
ing," as he loudly banged the gavel.
Barlow then asked Dye to clarify how to proceed,
with a contract or a payment to the Center.
Dye said, "The budget just creates the funds for
you to use. You can spend the money by hiring the
contractor, or give it to the Center as a grant with re-
strictions as to how the funds are used, and that would
be a contract with the Center. The commission would
have to vote on that."
The mayor asked to move discussion on the Cen-
ter parking plan to a special meeting previously sched-
uled for Aug. 8 at 7 p.m.
Later in the meeting during public comment, Scott
Dell, director of development for the Center asked,
"What do we do now? Can I answer questions? Can
you give me a sense of direction for where we go
Dell said the mayor asked him to go door-to-door
and get signatures of people in favor of the project,
which he did. He estimated approximately 70 percent
of the residents in the neighborhood of the Center were
home and he explained the plan to each of them. "They
were all in favor of it," he said.
Commissioners agreed the Center should make a
presentation at the Aug. 8 meeting that will include the
survey results and a review of the parking plan.
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Turtle babies come to life and death
By Jim Hanson
The climax of the sea turtle season is upon us, with
hatchlings by the hundreds digging their way up and
out of the sand to life in the Gulf of Mexico.
And dying ugly deaths.
Fifteen nests have hatched thus far on Anna Maria
Island beaches, said Suzi Fox, who holds the marine
turtle permit for the Island.
The warm incubating sand will do its job on more
than 200 more nests in the next month or so, an aver-
age 100 babies per nest. A few straggling mothers still
are coming ashore from time to time to dig nests and
lay eggs, but the laying season is about over for this
Already there have been two cases of hatchlings
clawing their way to the surface and getting disoriented
by inshore lights, which have lured at least 40 of them
to their death beneath car tires on Gulf Drive in
Bradenton Beach, Fox said. That disorientation was in
front of the Queens'Gate Resort in the 100 block of
Gulf Drive. She estimated the deaths, unable to get an
accurate count because so many of the hatchlings were
At the Manatee Public Beach in Holmes Beach,
hatchlings headed for a light at the pancake hutch in
front of Cafe on the Beach, but they had the luck to be
spotted in time to be gathered up by Fox, compassion-
ate police officers and Cafe owner Gene Schaefer and
taken to the Gulf. Seventy were saved, Fox said.
Hatchlings are born with the instinct to head for the
lighter horizon and sparkle of Gulf water, and upland
lights can attract them inshore.
With the help of the Florida Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection, Fox and her fellow Turtle Watch
volunteers stopped demolition of a concrete structure
on the beach "right in turtle habitat."
Alerted by Fox, DEP issued a temporary stop-work
order to Spectrum Construction Co., which was doing
demolition work at the Capri Apartments, 210-300
Gulf Drive, she said. Spectrum must get a permit from
the state to work on the beach, she said.
Bradenton Beach Building Official Roger Titus
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According to Titus, Spectrum had obtained a DEP
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Tom Creed, right, of Manatee County Special
Olympics presents a plaque to Holmes Beach Publix
store manager Jeff Williams for participating in
Special Olympics 2000 Canister Campaignfor
raising money. Islander Photo: David Futch
Three milestones have been reached at the Anna
Maria Island public butterfly garden: 108 personalized
bricks are on order, 300 plants are in place, and the first
brick sidewalk is complete.
The second phase of the brick sale has begun already,
with room for 2,000 total which the sponsor has no il-
lusion of selling just yet. Instead it will install all 2,000
Kidneyless boy back in hospital
Bengy Raulerson is in the hospital for about the
60th time in his 9 years of life, not for his lack of kid-
neys this time, but for critical spinal surgery.
His "adopted grandmother," LaVere Smith, said the
boy's spine had grown crookedly to such an extent that it
was affecting his internal organs, as well as his walking.
Dr. Ken Guidera and his team of four from the
Shrine Children's Hospital operated on young Bengy
for four hours July 24 at Tampa General Hospital,
where he is still in recovery.
Bengy lost one kidney just after his birth, Smith
said, and the other at age 2. A transplant failed when a
blood clot interfered. So the boy is on dialysis to clean
his blood three times a week in Tampa, where he must
go for the treatment since there is no dialysis equipment
for children in this area.
That commute and all it entails is expensive, Smith
said, so she has a container for donations to help with
the costs on the counter of Home True Value Hardware
where she spends her days working. A few doors down
from the hardware, Peaches Ice Cream and Deli has a
similar container. They are in the Island Shopping
Center at Marina and Gulf drives, Holmes Beach.
Bengy's mother, Tina, has become "sort of my
adopted daughter," said Smith. The mother was living in
Cortez when the boy was born, and since has moved to
"That wonderful boy has been in and out of hospi-
tals all his life," Smith said. "He must have had at least
60 operations since he was born.
"Now he is waiting for another kidney for transplant."
bricks needed to make the courtyard complete, and replace
plain bricks with the personalized variety as they are sold.
The bricks are $40 each for a two-line inscription and
$50 for a three-liner, said Nancy Ambrose, who chairs the
project for the Manasota-Chapter North American Butter-
fly Association. It is between the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, and Holmes Beach City Hall.
She said the bricks may be ordered inscribed from the
factory in lots of 100 or more. She hopes to place another
order in a couple of months and several more when win-
ter residents arrive and holiday sales pick up.
The 300 plants are the first phase of butterfly-attract-
ing shrubs planned. Two arbors donated by the Island
Garden Club are being built and two benches will be
placed in September when the first personalized bricks are
installed. Eight trellises are in place already, as is that first
When the garden is far enough along, small signs will
explain each plant and its function as a larva nursery or
food for butterflies.
It is all expected to be completed by next May or June,
a year after it was begun, said Ambrose. Further informa-
tion may be obtained and personalized bricks arranged at
778-5274. Various Island businesses, including The Is-
lander, also have brick order forms on hand.
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Forms are available at all three city halls on
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Also, the Manatee County Supervisor Of Elec-
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Fred Snitzer drove from Miami to see what cura-
tor Mark Ormond put together at The John and Mable
Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota.
He wasn't sure what to expect in what was billed
as "the state of recent contemporary art in Florida."
What he and 700 others discovered at the July 27
premier of Sarasota Biennial 2000 was an incredible
exhibit of work by 60 Florida artists, some world-re-
nowned, many known in Sarasota circles and some just
receiving their rightful recognition.
"Mark has hit a home run," Snitzer said. "Every-
thing in the show is visual."
A proverbial understatement, some art lovers
Sarasota Biennial 2000 continues through Nov. 5
at the museum located at 5401 Bayshore Road in
Sarasota. For information, call 359-5700.
Nestled in the same show with Robert
Rauschenberg and John Chamberlain is Anna Maria
artist Richard Thomas, whose watercolor of "Man
Reading" brought raves from other artists and Ormond,
curator of the Sarasota Biennial 2000.
"With economy of line and mass and brushloads of
waterbased media," Ormond said, "Richard Thomas
records the daily habits of the self-absorbed people he
Helen Romeike-Wisniewski of Anna Maria has
been following Thomas' work for years and believes
he's reached a level of sophistication few artists
"Richard's 'Man Reading' is my favorite piece,"
Romeike-Wisniewski said. "As you approach it, you
see this triangular form, then you see a head attached,
then you notice there are hands. He has such a wonder-
ful way of interpreting people. It's a marvelous piece."
What about Thomas on Thomas?
"I try to look at lines as abstract. I don't draw to
detail," Thomas said. "Often I'll draw something and
I don't care for it because it looks like a print. For me,
drawing has to be almost a subconscious effort where
my muscles just know what to do."
Ormond, a former curator at Ringling Museum,
spent a year and looked at the works of more than 1,200
Florida artists before he decided on the 60 he felt rep-
resented the state of contemporary art in Florida.
Ormond said he spent four weeks just hanging the
"I tried to give equal attention to each artist," Ormond
said. "One Sunday I came in for six hours and just looked
at the walls trying to decide where everything would go.
If you notice, I tried to combine the same colors in each
room so they complement each other."
Ormond writes that "although varied in approach
and media, all the work in the show wrestles with for-
mal issues and/or the human condition.
"To properly represent the reality of the state of
contemporary art in Florida, it was important to include
artists working at every career phase from individu-
als in graduate programs to those in the eighth decade
of a life. To be considered for this exhibition, the 'new'
could not be simply a reaction to the known and ac-
cepted. It had to recognize what had come before, ac-
knowledge it, understand it and then move beyond it,
expand on it and comment about it. The new had to
want to belong to the continuum and be understood in
the context of the history of art."
Some of the highlights of the exhibition include
Quiet contemplation, illustration
Anna Maria artist Richard Thomas spends time at
Cafe on the Beach in Holmes Beach sketching people
in their daily habits. Thomas is one of 60 artists
featured at Sarasota Biennial 2000, an exhibition
showcasing the best in contemporary art by Florida
artists at the Ringling Museum. Islander Photo:
Mernet Larsen's "Getting Measured," an abstract
painting that is a classic example of balance and whose
title has a double meaning.
Glexis Novoa's graphite on canvas and wall draw-
ing called "Area 212" is a glimpse into the future.
Romeike-Wisniewski said, "so clean and pristine and
One of the show favorites is the 6,000-pound
sculpture called "Stack #2 (Red Stack)" by Celeste
Roberge. It is a chaise longue supported by slate and
shale and topped with smooth slate and irregular rocks.
"The sense of gravity and balance make it gor-
geous," Romeike-Wisniewski said. "I love the differ-
ent materials and how they work with each other, like
the upholstery against the stones, the curve of the
chaise longue against the stones and the bearclaw feet
against the stones."
The diversity of the show is clear when you see
Westen Charles' "The Lintball Project." Charles cre-
ates an abstract sculpture out of the ordinary things of
life. In this case, a modified clothes dryer and a mound
of tumbled lint, many the size of baseballs and soft-
One clever piece is Amy Hinten's "Lengthy. Let-
ter," a study in typewriter ribbon.
Paul Youngblood's "Chrome Grain" is a beautiful
example of how acrylic can be applied to canvas to
make the real look surreal.
Roxie Thomas created a piece she calls "Journey of
the Sineaters" of bronze and steel. As one guest put it, "It
looks like a series of high dives with some of the charac-
ters more willing to take a higher leap than others."
Doug Loewen's masterful mixed media kinetic instal-
lation called "Dream, Delineate, Deliver" is a moveable
feast where art creates art and then destroys it.
There are two circling arms with hands. One hand
has charcoal for fingernails and the other circling right
behind has erasers for nails. As one draws, the other
This show is a must for anyone who appreciates
what Florida artists are doing in the realm of contem-
Missing it would be a crime against creativity.
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The revised lease for the city pier includes every-
thing we want and what the tenant wants to do, Mayor
Gary Deffenbaugh announced to commissioners at
their July 27 meeting.
Deffenbaugh, City Attorney Jim Dye, prospective
tenant Mario Schoenfelder and his attorney, Roger
Conley, met privately on July 26 to iron out the final
details of the lease.
The new lease allows Schoenfelder to begin work
on the pier and open the facilities in stages providing
all public areas will be "opened and operating as in-
tended on Jan. 1, 2000."
The lease term is for 10 years with two five-year
options. The new base rent schedule calls for $5,000
per month rent from 2000 to 2003, increasing $500
from 2003 to 2005, another $500 increase takes effect
from 2005 to 2007, and a final $500 increase brings the
base rent to $7,000 from 2009 to 2010.
While the lease states the base rent is negotiable
for the option years, it also states the base rent for
the first option will be $7,700 monthly from 2010 to
2013 and $8,400 from 2013 to 2015. The second
option base rent is $9,240 from 2015 to 2018 and
$10,080 from 2018 to 2020.
Previously, the lease called for a 10 percent annual
increase in rent and was later modified to include a
$500-per-year increase in rent. The new lease reduces
the annual rent increase to two- and three-year incre-
mental increases of $500.
The lease also provides for a cost-of-living adjust-
ment annually on the anniversary date of the lease,
however, the base rent will not decrease.
Advance rent of $30,000 will not be paid to the city
until the required restaurant is opened and the advance
rent will be held by the city and applied to the first six
The lease states the tenant may operate a public
pier, restaurant and bait and tackle facility and no other
operations are permitted. An area defined by a sketch
attached to the lease defines an area for outdoor dining
near the restaurant structure.
The lease states that the tenant may not charge a fee
for use of the pier without permission from the city.
Schoenfelder is required to maintain a blanket saltwa-
ter fishing license, which according to Susan Weaver,
chief bureau of licensing and permitting for the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, does not
require a fee for individuals to fish from the pier.
The tenant is required to maintain for sale or rent a
supply of fishing tackle and, when possible, bait for sale.
The lease allows for the sale of beer and wine, but
it prohibits dispensing alcohol on the pier walkway or
in the parking areas.
The restaurant's hours will be seven days a week, 7
a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to 10
p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The bait shop will
operate from 7 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. seven days a week. The
tenant can extend, but not reduce, hours of operation.
The lease provides for closing the premises and
businesses during reconstruction and repair, during
hazardous weather conditions and as needed, based on
customer traffic to the restaurant.
The lease states that the city will have no obliga-
tion for maintenance, repair or restoration of the pier.
In the event the tenant fails to fulfill its maintenance
responsibilities, the city can perform repairs and main-
tenance and charge the tenant, which then becomes
immediately due as additional rent.
In order to make any alterations, additions or im-
provements to the pier, the tenant must obtain written
permission from the city.
The tenant is required to maintain "in full force and
effect" public and general liability and property insur-
ance in combined single limits of no less than $2 mil-
lion for each occurrence with a minimum deductible of
no more than $10,000.
Fire and casualty insurance, equal to the insurable
value of the improvements, will be maintained by the
Changes to the previous draft include provisions
for damage or destruction of the pier in the event the
city determines damage from fire or other casualty
which can not be reasonably repaired in 120 days.
The city is responsible for damage repairs exclu-
sive of alterations made by the tenant. In the event of
total destruction, the city and tenant will mutually de-
termine whether to rebuild or repair the premises based
on the availability of insurance proceeds.
The tenant will then receive $250,000 from insur-
ance proceeds as compensation for its investment if the
tenant pays the city for the additional premium for the
coverage. If the tenant accepts this payment, the lease
is then terminated.
The city will not allow alteration of existing
signage the location, size, color or wording with-
out its consent.
The tenant will provide keys for the premises to the
city and the city is required to keep the keys locked and
secure and maintain a sign-out system to track use of
Most other items remain the same from the previ-
ous draft of the lease or contain standard language re-
garding subletting, default, quiet enjoyment, attorney's
fees, severability, utilities and other obligations.
The newly revised lease was offered to the com-
mission shortly before last week's meeting and com-
missioners quickly voted on first reading an ordinance
that allows them to adopt the lease agreement "govern-
ing the leasing and operation of the city pier."
While the commissioners admitted they had not
read or studied the most recent lease revision, the vote
allows them to proceed directly to the second reading
and final approval of the lease.
The commission scheduled a special meeting at its
earliest opportunity, allowing time for the 10 days advance
advertising requirement. The pier lease may become of-
ficial when it is discussed next on Aug. 8 at 7 p.m.
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh said he spent three hours
hashing out the terms of the lease with Schoenfelder
and the attorneys.
Deffenbaugh said "We've encompassed every-
thing the city wants and what Mr. Schoenfelder wants
Writers meet Monday
The Gulf Coast Writers group will meet at
10:15 a.m. Monday, Aug. 7, at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Writers are to bring original poems and
essays to be read. Details may be obtained at
John 'Jack' Isaac Croucher
John "Jack" Isaac Croucher, 79, of Carnarvon,
Ontario, Canada, and Anna Maria Island, died July 28
Born in St. John, New Brunswick, Mr. Croucher
served in the Royal Canadian Navy during World War
II. He was employed with Northern Electric in
Montreal and Quebec City and Burndy Ltd. in Toronto
until his retirement in 1987.
Services were July 30 in Canada.
He is survived by wife Vange; children Wendy,
Lesley and David; step-children Jim, Martha and John;
and five grandchildren.
David MacMillan Jr.
David MacMillan Jr., 72, of Holmes Beach, died
July 22 in Casa Mora Rehabilitation and Extended
Born in Fitchburg, Mass. Mr. MacMillan came to
Manatee County from Windsor Locks, Conn., in 1973.
He served in the U.S. Navy and Merchant Marine. He
was employed as a stationary and marine engineer.
Private services will be held at a later date.
Bradenton Funeral Home was in charge of arrange-
He is survived by brother-in-law Frederick Welch
of Holmes Beach.
Anna Maria pier lease moves
swiftly to approval
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Cobo teaches golfers trust
Want to lower your golf score? Learn to trust your-
Sports psychologists at David Leadbetter Golf
Academy in south Bradenton show golfers from begin-
ner to professional how to trust their swing by teach-
Martha Cobo, sports psychologist at Leadbetter,
said preparation involves three things: planning, pre-
shot routine and reaction.
And you say this sounds familiar because you do
it all the time. You have to ask yourself: Do you pre-
pare the same way before every shot?
"Planning happens before you take the club from
your bag," Cobo said. "You're looking at distance,
you're looking at the wind, you're looking at the best
place to bail out, then you decide what your options are
and make the right decision looking at your highest
percentage shot.Your goal is to lower your score.
"When the planning stage is over, take your club
from your bag. That gives you determination and trust
in what you just planned. Look at the target and make
sure you feel you can make that shot. That's visualiza-
tion. You imagine you make the shot. You see the flight
of the ball and believe it's going to happen. When you
believe in that shot, you move forward into what I call
the circle of confidence.
"The main thing is to make sure you are commit-
ted to the shot you planned when you are over the ball.
The only thing left to do is look at the target and pull
"If you start thinking while you're over the ball,
you're not ready. It's time to move away from the ball
and reassess what you want to do.
"If you don't like the shot, make an analysis and
come up with a solution before you move on. Planning,
pre-shot routine and reaction. All that is preparation.
You have to make sure you trust the club you have in
See? It's that easy.
Born in Colombia and a tennis player since age
four, Cobo played all over the world and then came to
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was appointed director of the mental-efficiency pro-
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health counseling from Nova University.
Cobo is an independent contractor with a company
called Performax headed up by Jeff Troesch.
She works with several Ladies Professional Golf
Association players. And not only them, but with their
caddies, agents, coaches and parents just to make sure
everyone's talking the same language and they're all on
the same wavelength.
"The main thing I do when I talk to these profes-
sionals is to make sure we explore the issue, their frus-
trations and why. I listen to them about how they feel
and what they were thinking about their frustration. We
discuss how they got in that situation and what is the
"We take the conversation from negative talk to
positive talk. Sometimes we arrive at a solution in two
hours, sometimes 10 minutes, sometimes we don't get
to it right away. We provide the tools, but it's up to the
client to do the work."
Cobo said she got into the sports psychology busi-
ness because she likes psychology and felt as an ath-
lete she had dealt with the burnout aspect of sports in
terms of concentration issues and high expectations.
"Anyone who is a coach will tell you, you need to
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concentrate better. A coach will tell you that you need
to relax and stay calm. The problem was they never
told you how. Because of that I started to develop tools
to help others not to go through what I went through as
Sports psychology has been around for years in
European sports but only since 1965 in the United
States. It started in Europe, but it's still a relatively new
"Not many athletes take advantage of developing
a better mental state or game. And that depends on the
sport," Cobo said. "Most athletes want a quick fix so
they work on the physical aspect of their game. Golf is
a little different. There are a number of professional
golfers who have a sports psychologist on their team.
They're not just looking for a solution when they have
a problem. They're focusing on prevention by learning
the tools that help them reach their potential.
"They work on the physical and the technical and
at the same time the mental. So if there is a problem,
they know the solution right away so they can adjust in
the middle of the round. The mental conditioning pro-
gram we have here at Leadbetter is more prevention.
Sometimes you lose control on the course. You get
mad, you get frustrated, you lose your confidence. We
help players develop tools to handle that better."
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SPORTS, FROM PAGE 12
"There are some basics regarding all sports. Deal-
ing with confidence. Dealing with motivation. Self-
awareness in knowing your strengths and limitations.
There are long- and short-term goals for any sport.
Then you have to take action to achieve those goals,
working on the process. We have a saying or acronym
about goals and its called SMART. A goal has to be
specific, measureable, attainable and relevant to what
you want to accomplish and there needs to be a time
frame. That process stays the same. What will change
are the steps you take specific to the sport you're play-
In the end, one of the keys is practice. But you
don't have to hit 500 balls a day like Vijay Singh.
The key on the practice range or the putting green
is quality, not quantity, Cobo said.
"It's better to hit five good balls with each club
than 50 that wear you out. You only need 20 or 30
minutes at the practice range before you play. Any
more than that and you'll be too tired to play."
Cobo starts by asking about your favorite club to
hit. I took out my six iron.
She said, "Now. Swing easy. Only 50 percent.
Don't even be concerned about distance and direction.
This drill will help you develop rythym. Then do this
with the other clubs you don't like so much because
you need to be friends with those clubs if you expect
to play well and lower your score, which is your goal.
Remember, you play how you practice. I know how
this sounds. You've heard this from other coaches, but
it's true. If you want something, you have to put time
and effort into it.
"Now if you hit a bad shot, throw it in the imagi-
nary trash can in the back of your cart. Forget about it.
It's done. Stay in the present and start considering your
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"When you are hitting a shot, take a look around.
Where is the water. What about the trees or bunkers.
Think to yourself where do I want to miss the shot if I
miss. Now you've got all the negatives out of the way.
"For you, I like the way you look at the target from
behind. But what you want to do is see the ball mov-
ing toward the target before you move forward to ad-
dress you shot. That's going to create determination.
Now, when you are over the ball IVcall it the circle
of confidence its confidence and trust. When you
move into the circle, you know it's going to happen
because you can feel it, you can see or imagine the ball
going there. The key is the confidence level. You look
at the target and pull the trigger. If you're not ready to
hit the shot, move away from the ball and reassess what
you have to do. If you hit a bad shot, assess what you
did and move on to the next shot and determine how
you can hit a better shot. Don't be hard on yourself.
You can't improve your confidence if you keep telling
yourself how bad you're hitting the ball. The main
thing is to not move on with the last shot in your mind.
You want to trash that shot. If you go with a bad feel-
ing to the next shot, the same thing is going to happen.
"When your mind is clear you can hit good shots."
It's the smart way to play golf.
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THE ISLANDER M AUGUST 2, 2000 U PAGE 17
Anna Maria Elementry School hosts open house
By Diana Bogan
It's almost time to start another school year. The Anna
Maria Elementary School will hold its open house on
Wednesday, Aug. 9, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the school
With the exception of incoming kindergartners, stu-
dents should already have been notified who their teaches
are for the new school year. Kindergarten students will
find out which classes they're in at the open house.
If you're new to Anna Maria Island with elementary-
age children, school staff encourages you to stop by the
school's main office to register new students. School en-
try requirements include a certified copy of the birth cer-
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include most of what students will require. Also on sale
will be school T-shirts and other school items.
Anyone interested in joining the school's Parent-
Teacher Organization can sign up at the open house. The
first PTO meeting will be held Sept. 12 at 7 p.m.
Classes begin Monday, Aug. 14, at 8:20 a.m.
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Political season upon us; how about them fish?
It's the time of year when mailboxes are filled with
political flyers, political signs line the roads and politi-
cal slogans fill the airwaves.
Happy election season.
There's the promise of some heated races this year
in local and state campaigns and, of course, an expected
heavy turnout what with national elections coming this
The whole political process will start its fevered
pitch this week with the Republican National Conven-
tion convening in Philadelphia with its anti-climactic
nomination of George W. to lead the party's ticket
I had to grin when I read about the off-site antics
planned around the RNC dullness. A Richard Nixon-
inspired vodka drink said to produce an 18-minute
memory gap will be featured at one party. Comics in
bikinis entertaining the crowds will be on stage at a
former burlesque house for the delegate's enjoyment.
There's even tattoo artists providing patriotic body
art at one party. "We're going to be so covered in red-
white-and-blue it'll look like Uncle Sam threw up," one
of that event's organizers said.
All this reminds me of my days almost a decade
ago with what friends called my "Republican haircut"
working as a legislative aide for a Republican state rep-
resentative. It was a brutal 60 days every spring in
Tallahassee in that pre-computer era. Mail was deliv-
ered by the bagfull big bags, too. Telephone calls
before key votes for my boss would total more than 50
an hour. The 60-hour workweek merely accounted for
Saturday and Sunday hours, and it was impossible to
keep up with the workload.
And then there were the after-hours receptions.
There was inevitably someone from "the district" who
was a member of the Realtor group or the Pool and Spa
Association who had driven all the way to the Holy
City to see his representative or someone from his staff
and wanted to buy a beverage or three.
My record was eight receptions in a three-hour
period. Thank goodness they were all in the same three-
So I'll be watching the behind-the-scenes festivi-
ties this week more than the floorplay in Philly, since
that's where the real action will take place.
And as an old political buddy used to say, "Vote
early and often this fall."
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Probably the biggest Islandwide "political" event
in the past decade has been the debate on the replace-
ment bridge linking Holmes Beach to Perico Island.
The Florida Department of Transportation's proposal
to build a 65-foot-high center-clearance fixed-span
bridge to replace the current low-level drawbridge on
Manatee Avenue sparked a coming together of Island-
ers against an outside entity the likes of which haven't
been seen in a long, long time.
The megabridge plans were eventually dropped
and the bridge repaired.
But it's not over yet. DOT officials have set aside
$690,000 next year to study the bridge and determine
what its replacement should be, and have allocated $2
million in fiscal year 2002-03 for preliminary engineer-
DOT District Secretary David Twiddy told me not
too long ago he expects the public meetings with Is-
landers yes, there may be some this time before the
bridge is designed could take place as early as late
Here we go again.
By the way, our neighbors to the south in Sarasota
are also going through a bridge debate focused on re-
placement of the Ringling Bridge with a high, fixed-
span bridge. Costs for the bridge are rising almost as
high as the megabridge, with the last estimate coming
in a more than $50 million.
There's a lawsuit pending later this year in Talla-
hassee on the Ringling Bridge, but DOT officials are
Winners in the July 29 horseshoe games
were Jack Cooper of Holmes Beach and Ron
Pepka of Bradenton. Runners-up were George
Landraitis and Ron Simpson, both of Holmes
Winners in the July 26 games were Pepka
and Simpson. Runners-up were Landraitis and
Bill Starrett of Anna Maria.
The weekly contests get under way at 9 a.m.
every Wednesday and Saturday at Anna Maria
City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no
membership fees and everyone is welcome.
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proceeding as if construction will commence next year
What I find fascinating is that the Ringling Bridge
was originally estimated to cost less than $30 million
and, based on that price, everyone decided a tunnel at
$70 million wasn't feasible.
Doesn't a tunnel sound feasible now compared to
an 80-foot-high bridge across Sarasota Bay?
Unable to bridge
the generational change
The tropical fish industry is in a quandary. National
fish sales have dropped 25 percent in the past two
years, due primarily to a lack of interest by children
who would rather play video games than feed the be-
tas. "It's like coin and stamp collecting, kids just aren't
into it much anymore," an industry representative said.
And get this: 80 percent of all the freshwater
tropicals produced in the United States are raised in
Hillsborough County. There are more than 100 tropi-
cal fish farms southeast of Tampa.
I'd heard that fish farming was big business to our
neighbors to the north, but I hadn't realized it was a
$43-million-a-year business in Florida.
I also hadn't realized it was as mammoth as it ap-
parently is. One of the bigger farms has more than
1,000 ponds, each 6 feet deep, 110 feet long by 30 feet
wide. And that's just one farm.
Scientists believe geckos may lead the way to an
adhesive industry breakthrough this century.
Geckos are those bug-eating lizards that chirp and
sometimes wail. They're mostly pets and not usually
found in the wild in Florida.
They also can run really, really fast upside
down. Lizard scientists had thought they had suction
cups on their feet until they realized that if they could
stick that tight to slick surfaces they wouldn't be able
to un-stick themselves.
After looking closer, they found that gecko toes are
covered with millions of microscopic hairs that have a
kind of electrodynamic force that works almost as well
as glue or a magnet to hold the gecko to the surface.
And since a gecko can attach and detach its feet up
to 15 times a second, it has obviously refined that mag-
netic ability to a very high degree.
Scientists also found the hairs work under water
and in a vacuum and that they're self-cleaning.
Applications for the gecko hair includes moving
silicon chips around, tape and to hold little robots on
walls and ceilings for cleaning or other purposes.
"This is curiosity-based research," one gecko sci-
entist said, "but it's becoming clear that biology can be
the inspiration for engineering design. And the gecko
is the pinnacle of 160 million years of evolution."
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THE ISLANDER i AUGUST:2, 2 000' PAGE 19
Snook, tarpon, redfish, sharks, grouper hitting
By Capt. David Futch
It may be a good thing that most of the tourists who
come to Florida don't know how good summer fishing
can be otherwise state waters would be packed with
Everything from snook to tarpon to sharks to per-
mit to grouper and on and on are around in great num-
bers and biting.
Sam Knowles at Island Discount Tackle said big-
ger trout are starting to hit on the deeper grass flats and
snook are still just off the beach and in canals, too.
Redfish are on the grass flats and in potholes in
Sarasota Bay, Anna Maria Sound and the bulkhead east
of Key Royale. People are catching mackerel offshore
and in Tampa Bay.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier in Anna Maria
said the dock fishermen "are landing a lot of mackerel,
a few snapper and the snook are hitting everything.
They caught quite a few redfish and the occasional
Carl Shaner at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle
said redfish are starting to school. Snook fishing has
been decent and mangrove snapper fishing has been
good around the passes. Typical of this time of year,
bait shrimp are getting hard to come by.
Capt. Zach Zacharias out of Annie's Bait &
Tackle in Cortez said the biggest thing is mangrove snap-
per. "Anywhere there's a rock there will be a mangrove
snapper. We caught some to 17 inches in Sarasota Bay.
Spanish mackerel have made a big reappearance this past
week and some are pretty hefty to 26 inches and three
pounds. Catch-and-release snook fishing continues to be
good and scattered redfish to 33 inches."
Capt. Sam Kimball on the Legend out of Annie's
said when he gets out he's catching a lot of red grou-
per and the occasional gag to 15 pounds. There are
mangrove snapper to three pounds for the taking and
a lot of bonita eating small bait.
"We caught a lot of blacknose sharks to five feet
John Bloomstein, 8, of East Bridgewater, Mass.,
gets a little help holding up his grouper from
George Reuss while fishing aboard Capt. Joe
Webb's boat "Old Florida. Islander Photo:
Courtesy Capt. Webb
the other day," Kimball said. "We saw a lot of dolphin
25 miles out. There are some mackerel around."
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams at
Captain's Marina in Holmes Beach said the redfish
have started to bite good and the snapper fishing has
been producing just about anywhere you fish. If you
want to fight the crowds, Chaya said the permit are still
active offshore on the reefs.
Capt. Curt Morrison on the Neva-Miss said Fri-
day was a good day with red and gag grouper fishing
still outstanding. There are a lot of small dolphin still
hanging around about 25 miles out.
Capt. Roy Salgado on the Grafid Slam fished in
the Florida Keys off what is called the hump and caught
dolphin and blackfin tuna. Some of the dolphin were in
the 10- to 30-pound range and the tuna in the 10- to 15-
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip Tide out of
Captain's Marina in Holmes Beach said he's fishing in
110 feet of water and getting red grouper to 15 pounds and
gags to 10, yellowtail snapper and mangrove snapper.
Capt. Matt Bowers on The Outcast at Captain's
Marina has been putting his folks on to red and gag
grouper and there are plenty of blacktip sharks in
Tampa Bay -just before sunset is a good time to go.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said snook are still hanging out in great numbers
around Rattlesnake Point and redfishing keeps getting
better and better. There are some big trout around.
Capt. Joe Webb out of Moore's Stone Crab
Restaurant & Marina captained Team Galati aboard
his boat, Old Florida, to fourth place in the DeSoto
Tournament last week.
Webb said they caught mutton snapper to 20
pounds and a tripletail that came in at nine pounds and
a 19-pound cow dolphin. Webb caught red and gag
grouper offshore last week.
Webb's off to Costa Rica for 10 days starting
Thursday to compete in a surfing contest where he was
a finalist last year.
Capt. Steve Salgado on the Compleat Angler
said he had four trips in one day last week and caught
just about everything that swims in local waters.
"We got snook, redfish and mangrove snapper,
then another group hooked five tarpon and caught three
from 50 to 125 pounds in about four hours," Salgado
said. "When we went back in the evening we caught a
bunch of blacktip and lemon sharks."
Get ready. Get set. Bowl!
Once again, the biggest and baddest bowling tourna-
ment of the year in Manatee County is coming Saturday,
Aug. 19, to AMF Bradenton Lanes, (formerly Galaxy)
4208 Cortez Road in Bradenton.
The 10th annual O'Connor Bowling Tournament
sponsored by The Islander newspaper to benefit the Anna
Maria Island Community Center is set for later this month.
Better get your spot early because last year's event
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filled up in 1999 and the O'Connor twins, Billy and
George, are expecting the same this year.
In addition to bowling fun, there will be a raffle with
a special top prize donated by the newspaper.
"This is our 10th year and we expect the tournament
to be bigger, better, bolder and badder than any of the
previous years," Billy O'Connor said. "I double-dawg
dare all comers to try to beat me on my home lane."
The cost is $15 and includes bowling shoes and three
games of bowling, which begins at 7:30 p.m.
Prior to the tournament there will be a sign-up party
from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at D.Coy Ducks Bar & Grill in
Holmes Beach. Following the tournament the awards
party and raffle drawing will take place at the Blue Wa-
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How to select your entries for
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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-
able at the newspaper office.
The Islander Great Snapshot Contest rules:
1) The Islander Newspaper Great Shapshot
Contest is strictly for amateur photographers. Ama-
teur Photographers are those who derive less than 5
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
entered in any Islander or other competitions are not
3) Photographs may be taken with any make of
camera. No retouching or other alteration (except
cropping) is permitted of negatives or prints; no
Please attach to photo and mail or deliver to The
Islander, 5404 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach FL 34217.
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4) Entrant's name and address must be writ-
ten clearly, in ink, on the contest label and af-
fixed to the back of each print. Mail or deliver
entries to The Islander Photo Contest, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217.
5) Entrants by their entry agree that The Is-
lander may publish their pictures for local pro-
motion. Entrants must be able to furnish the
original negative if requested by the contest edi-
tor. All photos submitted become the property of
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with the entry.
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
July 21,400 block of Pine Avenue, recovered sto-
len boat. A boat stolen in Madiera Beach was found
and turned over to its owner. The owner of the dock
where the boat was found said the boat had been there
for at least two months and may have been used dur-
ing that time. A warrant was issued for a suspect out of
July 21, 100 block of Bay Boulevard South, crimi-
nal mischief. An unknown person broke a door handle
off the entrance to the vacant restaurant at the Anna
Maria City Pier and went inside. Nothing was missing,
mostly because there's nothing inside.
July 23, 100 block of Bay Boulevard South, tres-
pass. A subject was issued a trespass warning after
entering the Anna Maria City Pier restaurant area,
which is posted with no trespassing signs.
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A Bradenton woman was arrested Thursday
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According to arresting officer Thomas
Ferrara, Linda Kozel, 36, bought a variety of
pills from a confidential informant on the
Bradenton Beach City Pier. Officers observed
the transaction and charged Kozel.
July 24, 800 block of North Shore Drive, informa-
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Doug Wolfe told him it was OK to pump the water.
July 26, 500 block of Magnolia Avenue, theft.
Someone stole several bicycles from a home. One of
the bikes was found in Holmes Beach but the other
three were not located.
July 22, 1800 block of Coquina Park, warrant ar-
rest for domestic battery. Police arrested a suspect for
an outstanding warrant for domestic battery after stop-
ping him for careless driving. He was issued a careless
July 23, 500 to 900 block of Gulf Drive North, lost
property. A Lakeland woman lost a Nokia cellular
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phone valued at $350. It was in a black leather case
valued at $30.
July 26, 1800 Gulf Drive N., possession of para-
phernalia. After stopping two men for unlawful op-
eration of a radio, the officer asked permission to
search the car for drugs or weapons and the driver
agreed. The officer found three burnt marijuana
cigarettes in the ashtray and two baggies in the glove
compartment containing marijuana residue. Three
beers were confiscated because the two men were
under age 21. They were issued a summons and ci-
SJuly 26, 2500 block of Avenue B, battery on an
emergency medical care provider. A woman was
charged with battery on two emergency care provid-
ers who were trying to help her as she suffered from
a respiratory attack and was having difficulty breath-
ing. As the emergency providers and an officer tried
to put the woman on a stretcher, she began yelling
profanities, kicking her legs and swinging her arms.
The woman struck one of the providers, tried to bite
them and then scratched one of them. One of the
providers lost his wedding ring during the incident.
The woman said she didn't care to be helped, but
was finally put in restraints on the stretcher and take
to Blake Medical Center.
July 21, 6600 block of Marina Drive, criminal
mischief. An unknown person "spinning donuts" in the
parking lot of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church caused a
window to be broken when the spinning tires threw
rocks at the window.
July 21, 4000 block of Gulf Drive, criminal mis-
chief. The owner of Cafe on the Beach told police
someone damaged three business signs on the pan-
cake building cage. The signs were pulled off the
building and broken. Damage was $280. The owner
requested more patrols of the area because he said
he's seen a number of juveniles hanging out after
July 22, 6700 block of Gulf Drive, found property.
Maids cleaning a room found a loaded .45-caliber
By David Futch
Sarasota Police officers arrested a Venice man
and charged him with several burglaries including
one in Holmes Beach in which a victim threw a pot
of hot chili on the man's car as he was making his
According to Holmes Beach Police Lt. Dale
Stephenson, Jason D. Wayo, 645 Shamrock Blvd.,
Venice, tripped himself up after robbing a Sarasota
woman Sunday and then trying to sell her jewelry
at pawn shops in Sarasota and Bradenton.
Sarasota police charged Wayo, 22, with bur-
glary, dealing in stolen property and grand theft.
"Lately he's been very active in Sarasota,
showing up on pawn lists. That's how they caught
him," Stephenson said. "They had a burglary and
they got some prints and when they ran them,
Sarasota police got a hit on him.
handgun and two extended-capacity magazines. The
next day a Fayetteville, N.C., man who had rented the
room told police it was his gun. The gun was reported
stolen in 1991 in Fayetteville. The man said he did not
know this and that he bought the gun at a pawn shop.
The gun was shipped to the Cumberland County (North
Carolina) Sheriff's Office.
July 22, 6000 block of Gulf Drive, criminal mis-
chief. A man reported juveniles may have "keyed"
his 1999 BMW on the passenger side from the front
bumper to the rear bumper. Damage was $1,200.
July 25, 2800 block of Avenue E, bad check. A
Plant City woman wrote a check to a real estate firm
renting an apartment and then made a stop-payment
request on the check. The woman and her family
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"Wayo was taking a big chance going to a
pawn shop. Most of the time these guys trade the
stuff off for crack and from what we understand
he was a crack addict," Stephenson said.
In the Holmes Beach "chili" burglary, Wayo
took just over $4,000 in jewelry and cash.
Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay Romine said
Wayo was caught in the act in the Holmes Beach
"When he was leaving the house he hit the
husband with his car, but not before the wife
tossed hot chili on him," Romine said. "We've
had a warrant out for his arrest because the wife
identified him in a photo lineup."
The Holmes Beach loot hasn't been recov-
ered, but police are searching area pawn shops for
two watches and two rings. Some currency and
blank checks also were taken in the Holmes
checked out of the apartment three days prior to their
departure date and not long after writing the real estate
company the check for $840.85. A complaint was filed
with the state attorney's office.
July 26, 3000 block of Gulf Drive, theft. A man
said he locked his red, 26-inch, 18-speed bicycle to a
post in front of the Anchor Inn and left it overnight.
When he went to retrieve the bike the next day, it was
July 26, 5400 block of Marina Drive, theft gaso-
line. After pumping $19.50 worth of gas, four men left
$10 on the counter and drove away. The employee gave
a description of the car and a license plate number.
July 26, 5400 block of Holmes Boulevard, found
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NEW LISTING ISLAND DUPLEX. Elevated duplex,
2BR/1BA each side, close to shopping, school, bus line
and beach. Parking and enclosed storage with washer/
dryers under building. New spa, screened lanai, fenc-
ing, stairs, 10 by 10 ft. shed and landscaping.
$264,000. Call Judy Duncan 778-1589 eves.
HOLMES BEACH. Spacious new 3BR/2.5BA
townhome ready for occupancy. Steps to the gulf,
shopping and marinas. Ceramic tile floors except car-
pet allowance for bedrooms. All appliances including
washer and dryer, two screened lanais, separate din-
ing and utility room, maintenance-free exterior. Priced
at $330,000. Call Carol Williams 744-0700 eves.
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BUILDERS HOME FURNITURE Displayed but
never used. Four-piece bedroom sets $259; sofa and.
love seat $399; queen bed set $199; full $159; twin
$129; futons (sofa by day, bed at night) frame and
mattress $199; daybed (white with brass finials) in-
cluding 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.
FILTER QUEEN VACUUM nearly new, very good
condition with attachments. Call 778-3204 to see.
SPINET PIANO and bench, $195, to see call 778-
6956 or 779-0202.
JACUZZI TWO-PERSON corner model $250; 1950s
oak and walnut writing desk $400; computer center
wall unit $175. 779-9034.
GARAGE SALE Saturday August 5, 8am 2pm.
Multi-family, furniture, art, books, keyboard, bikes,
futon, luggage, tables, clothes, microwave. 207 Peri-
winkle, Anna Maria.
ANTIQUES AND GARAGE SALE Saturday and
Sunday August 5 & 6, 9-5. 308 A., 63rd Street,
FOUND PUPPY approximately 2 months old, vicin-
ity of Circle K, Bradenton Beach. Call 778-6000.
LOST SPRAY-PAINTED blue Raleigh Beach Cruiser.
Gold-painted handle bars. Taken from Bridgeport
Thursday, July 20. Reward. 794-1249, Karen.
"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.
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.
GULF FISHING, scuba diving and snorkeling aboard
the Ocean Action I. Call for information, 941-794-
5980 or find us at www.divefish.com.
HOUSEKEEPING/LAUNDRY. Dependable, energetic,
non smoking. Part time, full time. Will train. 778-6335.
PROFESSIONAL JOURNALIST, recent grad or ex-
perienced reporter for award-winning weekly news-
paper. Join a winning teain. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
SALES CLERK nights and weekends. Shell Land
Gifts, 301 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach.
LPN/RN Long-term private duty. Active woman with
spinal injury needs help weekend nights and 3-4 hours
every morning. Flexible hours, benefits. 383-6953.
RESERVATION CLERK for resort rental office.
BOOKKEEPER/CUSTOMER SERVICE needed for
busy newspaper. Must have Excel and/or Lotus com-
puter skills. Fax, mail or drop-off resume to The Is-
lander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, 34217.
ROTTEN RALPH'S now hiring line cooks and serv-
ers. Apply in person or call 778-3953.
PROPERTY MANAGEMENT position in local real
estate office. Real estate licensee required. Send
resume to P.O. Box 814, Anna Maria, FL 34216.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Li-
brary. Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-
ONE HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED 20-30 hours a
week. One housekeeper needed Sundays only.
Pleasant working environment. Longboat Key. 383-
3788, ask for Marge.
LOOKING FOR LOCAL artists to participate in a
group project at Anna Maria Island Coffee Company.
Please contact Robert or Lisa at 779-0341.
HELP YOUR COMMUNITY and the planet! Volun-
teers needed to man the recycling center in
Bradenton Beach for 2 1/2 5 hours per week. All
seven days available. No experience necessary. Call
778-1005 or 778-2991.
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.
ISLAND GIRL WANTS to do child-sitting days, eve-
nings and/or weekends. Jobs on Anna Maria Island
given priority. Experienced. Call Hillary at 779-9122.
MATURE, KIND, non-smoking nursing assistant
available for private duty quality care in your home.
Please call Ms. Rolman. 941-365-2863.
MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, mulching, trim-
ming, clean-up, edgings, and more. Hard-working 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.
UNIQUE OPTIONS bathroom remodeling. Tile work.
Wall repairs. Texture and paint. Tub/shower enclo-
sures. Grout and tile repairs. Call Fred. 545-6141.
HUSBAND FOR A DAY. Odd jobs, even jobs, no job
to small. Licensed and insured. 778-2784.
TREE SERVICE: Topping, trimming, shaping, re-
movals. Trim palm trees. Call Phil Brewer Tree Ser-
vice. Pager, 252-3300, or 746-6678.
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3224 East Bay Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
Sales: 941-778-0700 Rentals: 778-6665 Toll Free: 1-800-749-6665
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SPACIOUS GULFVIEW TOWNHOME with
beach and bay access. Brand new construc-
tion, ready for immediate occupancy. Over-
sized two-car garage with extra storage.
$375,000. Traute Winsor, 504-1949. 43282
1.3 +/- ACRES DIRECTLY ON MANATEE
RIVER. 182 +/- ft. waterfront. Beautiful wooded
property, 3BR/2B residence with studio, fire-
place and a wonderful view of the river.
$599,000. Adjacent property also available for
$599,000. Don Lewis 746-3200 or
CASUAL ELEGANCE. Secure and serene bayfront
2BR, 2,236 +/- sq.ft. condominium with parquet
floors. 24-hour guarded community with pool and
tennis. Nature lovers retreat. $269,000. Bob and
Penny Hall, 749-5981. 46320
CONDOMINIUM BETWEEN GULF AND
BAY. Gorgeous 2BR/2B updated turnkey fur-
nished unit with bayview and a short walk to
the beach. New tile, carpet, freshly painted.
$169,000. Van Bourgois 744-9495. 45435
ENCHANTING and perfectly maintained
westside home in Harbor Hills. Spacious
greatroom and wonderful eat-in kitchen, quality
construction. Mature shade trees, fenced yard
with wood deck. $199,900. Sandy Drapala 749-
5797 or Kathy Marcinko 252-1618. 46312
SECLUDED HOME in family oriented neighbor-
hood. Open floor plan with private pool area.
Separate den with ten-foot ceilings, open
kitchen with breakfast bar. Great location on cul-
de-sac. $199,900. Van Bourgois 744-9495.
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.
WELL LOCATED DUPLEX Enjoy living
near the beach in a single family neighbor-
hood 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 in-
cludes new roof and repainting as well as
other interior upgrades. Call 778-4800.
JUST A BLOCK from the beach. Recently
updated 2BR Island home. New kitchen,
new bath, vanity and tile. New Mexican tile
floors, new A/C and duct work, new ceiling
fans in every room. $195,000. Dennis
Rauschl 778-4800, 725-3934 anytime.
PELICAN COVE Turnkey furnished with
gulf and Bay views. Hot tub, heated pool,
tennis courts, boat docks. Great rental
history. $250,000. Lynn Hostetler 778-
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Sone day a week.
> Addresses ending in even numbers (or A -
> Addresses ending in odd numbers (or N -
>- Irrigation not allowed from 10 a.m. to 4
Sp.m. Irrigation with treated waste water allowed
> 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.
S>- Hand-watering of plants, NOT LAWNS, is
permitted any day.
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ware, software, network, commercial, private. Call
THE COMPLETE HANDYMAN General repair and
maintenance. Specializing in ceramic tile. Excellent
Island references. 778-8655.
WALL & CEILING REPAIR. Drywall, texture, paint,
tiling, all handyman work. Call Fred, Monday-Satur-
day 10am-6 pm at 752-7758 or mobile 545-6141.
CHAMBERLAIN PROFESSIONAL CLEANING. We
don't cut corners, we clean corners. Dependable,
affordable, honest, insured. 750-4772.
ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING removes unsightly
black mildew, salt and dirt from house exteriors, windows,
roofs, gutters, driveways and decks. Call 778-0944.
DICK FRITZ, REAL ESTATE AGENT with Sutton
Group Properties. Specialty, commercial, water-
fronts. 35-year Island resident. 792-2913, 795-4112.
5910 Cortez Road West. By appointment please.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE Residen-
tial/commercial, full-service maintenance, landscaping in-
stallation, 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
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If it's
broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior discount.
Call 778-2581 or 713-0676.
PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and instal-
lation. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and trees.
Irrigation and pest control service. Everything Under
the Sun Garden Centre. 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes
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#
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.
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.
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.
B&D SEAMLESS aluminum gutters, five or six inch
available. Insured, free estimates. Dean Guth, owner
and operator, 729-0619.
RAY CORDY CUSTOM PAINTING specializing in
stain, oil, and varnish finishes. Interiors, exteriors.
Free estimates. Homeowners and contractors wel-
come. Fully licensed and insured. Impeccable refer-
ences. Mobile 724-0520, office 953-5215.
HOME REPAIR Doors, windows, kitchens, baths,
etc. No job to small. 20 years experience, insured,
honest, dependable. Call Terry 761-3676.
WATERFRONT COTTAGE with dock. Turnkey fur-
nished, beautiful view, breezy quiet area. No pets,
non smoking. Priced from $700 month, $350 week.
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
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.
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2BA. Low, Low, Low Fall Rates from September 1 -
October 31, 2000. Deal direct with owner. Frank,
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.
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,
HOLMES BEACH PIRATES DEN, heated pool, pri-
vate. $350-$450 week. Stones throw to beach.
Weekend/month, no pets. 778-4368.
GULF BEACH VACATION apartments. Choice Anna
Maria, 2 and 3BR units. Sundecks. porches, great
amenities, lovely interiors. No pets. 778-3143.
APARTMENTS FURNISHED across from Gulf. Utili-
ties included. 1BR, $850/month, $350/week. 2BR,
$950/month, $400/week. South Bradenton Beach.
WATERFRONT COTTAGE Holmes Beach 2BR/
2BA. Skyway view, dock. No pets. Just renovated.
$1,000 mo. Central air, tile, dishwasher. 778-2319.
GULFFRONT REMODELED 2BR/2BA now taking
reservations for weekly, monthly and season. 941-
BRADENTON BEACH 1BR apartment newly reno-
vated, very private, with ocean view. Daily, weekly,
OLD FLORIDA COTTAGE 2BR/1BA, just remodeled
in bayfront complex. $700, first, last and security.
Water included. 795-1243 or 778-2619.
BAYFRONT 1BR/1BA apartment in bayfront com-
plex. $700 month plus first, last and security. Water
included. 795-1243 or 778-2619.
ANNUAL RENTAL, 1BR/1BA, one block to beach
and bay, close to shops, great location. $550 month,
$550 deposit. 203 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach.
Available now. 813-258-2411.
SELECT LARGE WATERFRONT 2BR/2BA unfur-
nished upper-condominium. 1,750 sq. ft., walk-in
closets, fireplace, cable included. All glass overlook-
ing beautiful water and island view with wildlife for
nature lovers delight. Pool own covered parking,
lighted dock with power and water, own slip with dock
box, excellent storm protection. Tidy Island,
Bradenton/Cortez area, close to all beaches. Adults
only, no smokers, no pets. Quiet and safe. $1,200
ANNUAL/SEASONAL RENTAL in Holmes Beach.
2BR/1BA. Close to Gulf. Central AC. Furnished/un-
furnished. Call 941-778-1193.
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AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 1. 3BR/1BA home south
end of Island only fifty paces to the Gulf or Bay.
Quaint and charming with hardwood floors, central A/
C, fireplace, stained glass window and peek of a
view. Water, sewer, trash, pests, grounds included.
$975. Sandy Greiner, Wagner Realty 794-2246.
CALL NOW to book your late-summer Island vacation rent-
als. Summer rates from $350 per week. Labor Day is only
a few weeks away! Sandy Greiner, Wagner Realty 794-
2246 or e-mail SandyGsBeaches@aol.com.
HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL rental. 2BR/1BA
steps to beach. Furnished, laundry, lanai. New to
market, all months available. 716-473-9361.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1BA steps to beach. Annual
furnished or unfurnished, laundry, large rooms, lanai.
$695, plus utilities. 716-473-9361.
FREE JULY RENT on beautiful Longboat Key. 200
feet from beach with Gulfview. Screened lanai, laun-
dry room, unfurnished. Pets welcome, one block to
Publix, near everything. 1BR/1BA, $725 per month;
2BR/1BA, $825 per month. 383-0776.
SUN PLAZA GULFFRONT complex 2BR/2BA beau-
tifully decorated. Available July 26 until Sept. 15. By
owner $600 per week. Cal 941-778-0015.
ANNUAL RENTAL Efficiency apartment available
immediately, Two blocks from beach, some utilities
included. Also, 1BR/1BA, washer/dryer hook-ups,
just steps to beach. Call Valerie, Wedebrock Real
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX 2BR/2BA, screened
sunroom, A/C, washer/dryer. Raised, elevated, cov-
ered parking. Two blocks from beach. 778-8408.
GULFVIEW DUPLEX on Anna Maria. 2BR/1 BA, fur-
nished, very clean. Ten steps to Gulf. Great annual
or semi-annual rates. 778-1747.
IRONWOOD ON GOLF course. 2BR/2BA, first floor
end. Beautifully furnished, tennis, rec hall and pool.
Five miles to beach. Available Aug. Dec. $750 mo,
3 mo. minimum. 55+. Call 778-5092.
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. Cov-
ered parking, pool. Available August 1. $1,100 mo. plus
elec. No pets. Call Smith Realtors, (941) 778-0770.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL Gulffront complex. 1 BR/
1BA furnished with pool and covered parking. $700
mo plus elec. and phone. Call Smith Realtors, (941)
ANNUAL RENTALS Several 2BR Island rentals.
Prices range $675 $850 per mo. None accept pets.
Call Fran Maxon Real Estate for info. 778-2307.
WANTED TO RENT 3+BR!3+BA beachfront. Week
between Christmas and New Years. Responsible
executive couple from Atlanta. (770) 393-0580.
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,PAGE 26 E AUGUST 2, 2000 U THE ISLANDER
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HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL 2BR/2BA. Rec room,
washer/dryer, deck. Very clean. $900 mo., first, last,
GULFFRONT LOT, dead-end street, one of a kind!
There are no more like this. $399,000, 778-4523 or
ANNA MARIA approximately 1/3 acre wooded water-
front lot with seawall. End of canal, direct Gulf of
Mexico access. Spacious and comfortable 2BR/
2.5BA, in good repair, separate dining, living, family,
property affords extensive expansion potential or tear
down for custom home. Closest offer to $295,000.
Brokers protected! Really flexible for quick sale.
Properties this size rarely available in this area.
Phone 941-778-0884 or www.4salebyowner.com,
BEAUTIFUL ANNA MARIA home with views of
Tampa Bay on front. Extra-wide canal in back on an
oversized lot. Rental property attached. Offered at
$429,000. Call 778-6724.
ONE OF A KIND!
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.
KEY ROYALE DRIVE 509, 3BR/BA, laundry, two-
car garage, wide sailboat canal, dock, large porch.
Nice view. $380,000. 792-6493 or 730-0842.
ISLAND DUPLEX only a few steps from the beach.
3BR home plus carriage house with 1BR/1BA in-
come apartment. $249,900. Sandy Greiner, Wagner
BEACHFRONT COMPOUND Three units directly on
the Gulf! 3BR/2BA main house plus a duplex with
1BR/1BA each unit. All units are turnkey furnished.
Currently used as a vacation rental with solid rental
history. Sandy Greiner, Wagner Realty 794-2246.
KEY ROYALE Charming 2BR/2BA home on lot,
deep-water dock. Move-in condition, $254,900. Open
house Sat & Sun, August 5 & 6, 1-4pm. 626 Key
Royale Drive. John Zirzow 778-9171 or Sand Pebble
HANDYMAN, FOUR-UNITS/TWO LOTS. Adorable
separate cottage, triplex, large garage. Exclusive
Anna Maria. Steps to sandy beaches, wood floors,
picket fences. Excellent rental history. Best buy! Only
$329,900. Won't last! 778-4444.
Rentals and Property Management with a Personal Touch!
Sue Carlson & Teresa Gallagher
941.779.2555 800.770.6057 www.islerentals.com
WE HAVE NEW GULFFRONT
LISTINGS! GIVE US A CALL!
news than any
WANTED CANALFRONT HOME in City of Anna
Maria. Prefer to deal owner to owner, no Realtors
ISLAND HOME AND APARTMENT 3BR/2BA, two-car
garage, large lanai, pool, lots of tile, new appliances and
a nice 1BR apartment. $255,000. Call Yvonne Higgins
at Wagner Realty. 720-3879 or 800-211-2323.
LARGE DUPLEX Holmes Beach steps to beach,
2BR/2BA and 1BR/1 BA, fireplace, boat dock access.
Must see! Asking $218,000. 778-7098.
EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real estate advertising
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, handicap, familial status or national ori-
gin, or intention to make any such preference, limitation or dis-
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ing 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 viola-
tion of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings
advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportu-
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THE ISLANDER 0 AUGUST 2, 2000 0 PAGE 27
Call Karen Day
S Evenings: 779-2237
SMike Norman Realty, inc.
3101 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach
DON & KAREN SCHRODER, REALTORS
ON THE INTRACOASTAL
Do you yearn for endless
views of passing boats on
the bay? Do you love wak- i
ing to explosive, over-water -
sunrises? Then this is your
dream come true! Its spa- ,
cious greatroom welcomes
the ever-changing view into this 2BR/2BA home. A triple-sided
fireplace gives privacy to the office/den. Complete with dock and
ground-level A/C bonus room. ALL THIS FOR JUST $334,900!
-F5.i W A GULFSTREAM
REAL ESTATE, INC.
Gloria Schorpp Helen White Mary Ann Schmidt
SEASIDE GARDENS PRIVATE DOCK
1BR/1 BA turnkey furnished villa with your own pri-
vate dock. Very nice water view, central location, con-
venient to everything. Covered parking. $142,500.
KEY ROYALE "500"
2BR/2BA waterfront home with beautiful views.
Ceramic tile, central vac system, caged heated pool,
boat lift, direct access to Tampa Bay, oversized
double garage, excellent area. $425,000.
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.
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.
Julie Gilstrap-Royal Patti Mariferen
SANDY POINTE 2BR/2BA second floor. Pool. $900 mo.
ANNA MARIA HOUSE 2BR/1BA. Lots of upgrades. $800 mo.
PERICO BAY CLUB 2BR/2BA first floor. Some utilities. $825 mo.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX 2BR/lba, washer/dryer. $700
Condominiums and Homes Weekly/Monthly
from $500 week / $1000 month
779-0202 (800) 732-6434
REAL ESTATE, INC.
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 www.suncoastinc.com
S5500 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
it r e A941-779-2580
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.
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.
201 Spring Ave., Anna Maria $125,000.
808 North Shore Dr., Gulfvjew. $300,000.
Advertising works fast in The Islander.
K WATERFRONT HOMES:
777 N. Shore Dr.............. $1,150,000
Frank Davis 2306 Canasta Dr........... $895,000
609 Key Royale Dr........ $829,000
511 Loquat ................. $659,000
527 72nd Street ............ $549,500
512 75th Street ................. $449,000
407 20th Place ................ $439,000
309 Hardin Ave ............. $264,900
AND ISLAND CONDOS:
*-1W" L IWaters Edge Condo ....... $249,000
Realtor ISLAND HOMES:
107 6th St North.......... $449,500
209 68th Street ............... $369,000
4002 6th Avenue .......... $369,000
5913 Flotilla Drive......... $340,000
Realtor 6201 Holmes Blvd.......... $339,000
2406 Avenue A............... $279,500
2101 Avenue B.................. $229,500
420 Spring ................... $219,900
4006 6th Avenue Lot #1 ... $149,000
4006 6th Avenue Lot #2 ... $149,000
4004 6th Avenue Lot #3 ... $149,000
4004 6th Avenue M ......... $149,000
404 Magnolia Avenue......... $125,000
MULTI FAMILY PROPERTIES:
777 N. Shore Dr.......... $1,150,000
4109 Gulf Drive ............ $489,000
2912 Gulf Drive ............ $199,000
2418 90th Street NW...... $3,195,000
11360 Perico Isles Circle .. $225,000
719 Estuary Drive........... $124,900
9915 Manatee Ave.......... $1,495,000
310 Pine Ave ................. $294,500
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By PATRICK BERRY / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ
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domed ceiling and spacious family room $147.900
Tom and Kirty Frosl 778-2261 MLS-t46150
1 PINE BAY FOREST 3BR/2BA Ireehouse villa end
5 unit includes covered atrium, family room. updaled
kitchen, rile Iloors and fireplace $126 900 Susan
Hollywood. 778-2261 MLLS#-53-43
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Bradenton Beach 22. waterview
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