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Volume 8, no. 40, Aug. 16, 2000 FREE
Bridge Street motel-restaurant-retail project proposed
By Paul Roat
A motel-restaurant-retail shop project is pending
on Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach.
Bridge Street Village, if approved by city commis-
sioners next month, will encompass nine lots on the
north side of Bridge Street. The site currently includes
the closed Key West Willy's restaurant.
Emily Anne Smith, with the architectural firm of
Eatman & Smith, said the project owners are Angela
and Barbara Roedocker. They own the Silver Surf
Motel in Bradenton Beach and the Silver Sands Apart-
ments Motel on Longboat Key.
The Roedockers have a contract to purchase the
property from owner Dino Karounos pending approval
of their Village plans.
Smith said those plans call for a 150-seat restaurant
to be constructed at the Key West Willy's location. The
restaurant will have parking on the ground floor, a dining
room on the second floor and a lounge on the third. Out-
door dining on a porch will be a feature of the restaurant.
Paralleling Bridge Street will be seven retail shops
and two offices on the ground level. Smith said several
retailers from St. Armands Circle have indicated inter-
est in adding a new location in Bradenton Beach.
On the second and third floor above the retail stores
and offices will be 30 motel units.
Smith said owners hope to attract small convention
and seminar business in the motel and would use the
restaurant for meeting space.
"This project will mean so much to this town,"
PLEASE SEE VILLAGE, NEXT PAGE
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Great Snapshot Contest
2000. Culhane can claim
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Islander office and the
photo will be considered .
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Hurdles ahead for gambling boat
By David Futch
Nothing in the Holmes Beach land-use code pre-
vents someone from operating a proposed 110-foot
gambling boat at Marina Bay restaurant.
There are, however, a number of hoops to jump
through before someone could dock a "ship to no-
where" in the basin, according to the city's attorney,
The proposed boat is 35 feet wide and can carry up
to 200 passengers into international waters three miles
off Anna Maria Island where they can play slot ma-
chines, black jack and other games of chance.
Holmes Beach city commissioners asked Petruff
for a legal opinion regarding docking a gambling boat
at Marina Bay, which is in a commercial district.
The owners of the boat propose to use the front part
of Marina Bay for an office and ticket area while the
other parts of the building would be utilized for a pre-
boarding buffet where food and drinks would be
served, Petruff wrote in her opinion to the city.
"Although the proposed use must undergo a site
plan review process," Petruff writes in her opinion, "it
appears that the use is allowed in a C-3 zoning district.
The marina use is existing at the property and to the
best of my knowledge there are no restrictions limiting
the size of boat which may be docked at the property.
"A potential issue could occur if, because of the
size of the boat, there was interference with the navi-
gable access of other persons who have the right to
utilize this basin."
And that's only one of the hurdles Petruff pointed
out to Holmes Beach city commissioners and staff.
The city's land development code states that all com-
mercial uses are site plan specific. Therefore, Petruff said,
if the owners of the property wish to alter the use from
restaurant and marina to some other type of retail business,
a revised site plan must be submitted to the city.
"Issues which may be of concern during the site
plan review process include whether or not the prop-
PLEASE SEE GAMBLING, NEXT PAGE
Saturday Aug. 19
Benefit for Zachary Hughes at Blue Water
Seafood restaurant in Cortez starts at noon.
Food, entertainment, raffles, boat rides.
O'Connor Bowling Challenge, sign up at
5:30 p.m. at D.Coy Ducks in Holmes Beach fol-
lowed by bowling and party with prizes.
Sunday Aug. 20
Hughes fundraiser continues at Cortez
Kitchen restaurant in Cortez beginning at noon.
Tuesday Aug. 22
"Rubber" bridge at Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center resumes for the season, 12:30 p.m.
Four-week "Boat Smart" course conducted
by the Anna Maria Island Power Squadron be-
gins at 7 p.m.
Wednesday __ Aug. 23
SAnna Maria Island Cr irnbi-r of Commerce
business card exchange at Island Kitchen Mar-
ket in Anna Maria, 5 p.m.
More inside ...
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Village project proposed
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
A variety of variances must be granted by the city
before the project can move forward. Smith said the
owners hope to "break ground" by early next year.
Probably the biggest hurdle the Bridge Street Vil-
lage project faces is the parking variance. Smith said
the city land development codes call for 127 parking
spaces; the project as proposed will have 90. A vari-
ance can be granted under the "historic old town" over-
lay district, of which the project is a part.
Smith said she will also ask for several setback
variances and for approval for outside dining for the
The board of adjustment will hear a setback request
Thursday, Aug. 17 at 6:30 p.m. The planning and zon-
ing commission will hear the requests for setbacks and
the various variances Aug. 24 beginning at 6:30 p.m.
and offer its recommendation to the city commission,
which will make a final decision at a special meeting
Sept. 14. That meeting will begin at 7 p.m.
Gambling boat faces hurdles
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
erty contains adequate parking for the use intended,"
Petruff said, "whether the basin and channel to the
Intracoastal Waterway contains adequate depths to al-
low access for the proposed boat, what the hours of
operation are, and whether there is any potential for
noise and light problems.
"Finally, I believe the city should require addi-
tional information concerning the type of liquor license
issued for the boat and its adjacent facility. If an expan-
sion and/or revision to the exisitng state liquor license
is required, the city will be required to execute a zon-
ing compliance statement."
Mayor Carol Whitmore said the idea of a gambling
boat seems far-fetched, but if city codes don't prevent
it, the city would have to approve it.
By the same token, she doesn't like the idea.
"There sure seem to be some hurdles in addition to
the fact that none of the city commissioners support
this," Whitmore said. "These people ivho own the boat
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doing what she can even baking cakes for special events.
are just doing their homework to see if it's feasible. It
doesn't seem feasible to the commission."
Whitmore said the width and depth of the channel
seem to be a big problem and wonders if the boat will
have to back in and out of the basin.
She said the gambling boat owners have ap-
preached Marina Bay owner Bill Zalla about the boat,
but they have not contacted the city.
Whitmore said when Zalla first approached the city
about the idea she thought it was for a dinner cruise
boat and she didn't find out about the gambling aspects
of the enterprise until after the-fact.
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Thursday in Holmes Beach
West Manatee Fite Rescue is proposing a $2.841
million budget for fiscal year 2000-01, a 6 percent in-
crease from the current year.
Residents of Anna Maria Island, Cortez and north-
west Bradenton may review the budget and offer com-
ments at a public hearing beginningat.6 p.m. Thursday,
Aug. 17. The public hearing will be held at First Sta-
tion 1, 6001 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
The bulk of the budget is spent on salaries, benefits
and insurance for the district's firefighters. The budget
reflects a 5 percent pay increase for firefighters.
The budget also includes the hiring of three new
The district is funded through assessments of
homes, condominiums and businesses in its cover-
'' age area.
Man eludes police by posing as swimmer
By David Futch
A thief's silver necklace stuck in Holmes Beach
Police Lt. Dale Stephenson's mind when he was
Benefits for Zachary Hughes will be held
Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 19 and 20, in Cortez.
Hughes, 15, of Anna Maria, has been diag-
nosed with osteosarcoma cancer.
The Saturday event will be held at the Blue
Water Seafood restaurant, 4628 119th St. W.;
Sunday's event will be at Cortez Kitchen, 4528
119th St. W. Both benefits will begin at noon.
Entertainment by Rich and Michelle is
scheduled both days with more entertainers ex-
pected. There will also be ultra-lite and tour boat
rides and a raffle and auction to benefit Hughes.
For more information, call 778-3395 or
searching for a thief reported to be wearing emergency
The suspect tried to steal a shirt from West Coast
Surf Shop and a witness told Stephenson about the
man's large, silver necklace.
"He tried to steal a shirt and the anti-theft alarm
went off and the owner confronted him," Stephenson
said. "He shoved her (owner Ronnie Brady) out of the
way and ran out."
Police, including a Manatee County Sheriffs K-9
dog, looked for the man for three hours but lost him.
Stephenson decided to take a walk on the beach.
"We knew he was in the general area because he
left his truck in the parking lot of the surf shop and we
blocked it in," Stephenson said. "A witness thought he
saw him swimming at the public beach and I went out
and saw a group of people standing in the water. He
had gone into the water and was mixing with some
people and was talking to them. I could see the color
of hair that a witness had described. We also knew he
had a large chain around his neck and I could it see
when a wave went by."
When one of the women came out of the water,
Stephenson asked her if the man was with her. She said
"no" and that he had just walked up and started talking.
"I waved him out of the water and asked him his
name and he admitted taking the shirt." Stephenson
THE ISLANDER N AUGUST 16, 2000 0 PAGE 3
Anna Maria City
Aug. 24, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
Aug. 17, 1 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda:
Street end discussion at Fourth Street South, presenta-
tion by County Commissioner Joe McClash, Anna
Maria Turtle Watch discussion, city property insurance
review discussion, special events request by Beach
House restaurant, network backup system upgrade re-
quest, board of adjustment request for review of alco-
hol licensing in Bridge Street area, consent agenda,
commission and liaison reports and public comment.
Aug. 17, 6:30 p.m., board of adjustment meeting on
Bridge Street Village setback variance.
Aug. 23, 6:30 p.m., board of adjustment meeting on
Capri Motel setback variances.
Aug. 24, 6:30 p.m., planning and zoning board meet-
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
Aug. 16, 2 p.m., Island Elected Officials meeting,
Longboat Key Town Hall CANCELED.
Aug. 17, 6 p.m., West Manatee Fire Rescue public
hearing on fiscal year 2000-01 budget, Fire Station 1,
6001 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Stephenson said the man had on a bathing suit and
his scrubs were found tucked under the Manatee
County Public Beach pier.
Police arrested Rodney Crosby, 34, of 3805 71st
St. E., Palmetto, and charged him with retail theft and
retail theft while resisting a merchant.
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Pier lease: Done deal for Anna Maria City
Anna Maria Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh opened a
special meeting more than 10 minutes late to approve
a lease with Mario Schoenfelder for the city pier on
Aug. 8 with an announcement: "We've come to an
understanding and it's acceptable to everyone."
The nervously awaiting audience and commis-
sioners noticed the absence of the mayor when the
7 p.m. came and went and the buzz of conversation was
noticeable in the packed meeting room.
"Where is he? Why's he late? What's going on?"
But they evidently hadn't noticed the absence of
key players in the city/Schoenfelder lease deal: The city
attorney, Schoenfelder and his attorney.
After the meeting, Deffenbaugh explained the de-
lay. "They wanted some last-minute changes," he said,
"and I finally said 'No.' Either we go with this or we
Schoenfelder and attorney Roger Conley agreed,
and the lease ordinance proceeded to unanimous ap-
The city approved a 10-year lease with two five-
year options requiring the tenant to make all repairs
outlined in two inspection reports with rent commenc-
ing in the amount of $5,000 per month, due on the
opening of the restaurant facility.
The executed lease calls for a rent increase of $500
in 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009.
Previously the city asked for a 10 percent annual
rent increase. Schoenfelder requested the base rent in-
crease $500 per year on July 11 and then proceeded to
negotiate four $500 increases to bring the 10th year rent
The lease term begins on a date when all portions
of the pier-and the restaurant open, or Dec. 31, which-
ever occurs first, which is also when a promised six-
month advance rent payment is due.
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One hand-lettered change allows Schoenfelder to
choose options recommended for repairs to the pier.
City Attorney Jim Dye said, "Mostly it's been a
discussion how it should be worded. This allows the
tenant to take an option between recommended repairs
in the reports, yet it still has to meet guidelines and
Dye explained that the construction period is es-
sentially rent free for a token payment ($100 monthly)
until the restaurant is opened, but that Schoenfelder
will forfeit any money spent and repairs made if he
defaults during that time.
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mum hours of operation and Schoenfelder can expand
those times as needed.
Other discussion centered on options for the city
and Schoenfelder in the event of total destruction of the
pier such as from a hurricane or fire.
Dye said the final draft requires the two parties to
make a mutual decision to rebuild based on the total-
ity of the circumstances. In the event rebuilding is de-
termined to be unreasonable, Schoenfelder will receive
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City Commissioner Hill abstains from pier vote
By Bonner Futch
Anna Maria City Commissioner Jay Hill de-
clared a conflict of interest to his fellow commis-
sioners and the mayor with regard to the city pier
lease in May when the bids were first opened and
abstained from voting last week on the issue.
Hill, who is an attorney, stayed clear of discus-
sion regarding Mario Schoenfelder's interest in the
pier because, he said in May, he was representing
Schoenfelder as counsel. Hill said in May he would
not vote on the matter and that he would file the nec-
essary paperwork stating his conflict of interest.
Last week and at a previous meeting where the
lease ordinance was read and voted on, Hill ab-
stained from voting and filed a "memorandum of
Hill said he spoke to officials with the Florida
Ethics Commission who "walked me through the
statutes." He said they were very helpful and he was
confident he'd made the right decision.
He said in a phone conversation this week that,
"Off the top of my head, I think that you can dis-
qualify yourself for the appearance of a conflict. It's
referred to in statute 286.012.
"I haven't represented Mr. Schoenfelder for
some time. With attorneys it's a problem of when
you represent someone or when you don't, but I
haven't received any fees from him this year, in
2000. That doesn't mean that he doesn't think of me
Pier lease signed
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4
$250,000 from the city for compensation of his initial
investment, but only if he pays the city for its cost for
insurance premiums for that additional coverage.
Commissioner Jay Hill abstained from voting on
the lease ordinance, stating "Because I have repre-
sented Mr. Schoenfelder in the past, I will file form 8B
(memorandum of voting conflict) after the meeting and
will not vote on this issue."
The 4-0 vote was followed by applause led by
Commissioner Doug Wolfe.
as his attorney people often think of a lawyer as
their attorney after representing them on a single
matter and I feel there is an appearance of a con-
flict. I thought it was much better to disqualify my-
Hill said he thought some residents might per-
ceive the conflict of his having represented
Schoenfelder in the past in the same way they might
think of someone as "their attorney" years after a
matter they handled was resolved. "And that's
enough of an appearance of conflict," he said.
The statute to which Hill refers states essentially
that no member of a municipal governmental board
present at a meeting at which an official vote is to be
taken may abstain from voting, except when there is,
or appears to be, a possible conflict of interest under
the provisions of the statutes.
Although rumored to the contrary, Hill further
stated that he presently has no association with
Schoenfelder's present attorney Roger Conley.
Hill's memorandum is now included with the
minutes for the Aug. 8 meeting.
Good tidings on Island's turtle beaches
Anna Maria Island has sent 2,248 baby turtles
back to the Gulf, with 20,000 still to go. And that's
only part of the good news from Turtle Watch.
Suzi Fox, who holds the state marine turtle
preservation permit for the Island, said 58 logger-
head nests have hatched so far on the Island's
beaches but detailed results have been compiled
from just 41 of those.
Those 41 have accounted for 4,111 eggs,
which produced 2,748 hatchlings and 1,363 eggs
that didn't hatch, mostly because they weren't fer-
tilized in the first place, Fox figured.
"Our success rate is 73 percent," she said, "and
that is very, very good."
Another fine figure that has made Anna
Maria "the envy of turtle people all up and down
the Florida Gulf Coast" is the mere six nests
More volunteers sought to
Anna Maria Island Community Center is seeking
"caring people to mentor and help" elementary school
students in various fields of interest.
They will help students complete various special
learning projects, supervise homework and encourage
from which hatchlings have been disoriented by
Hatchlings come out of their eggs from two
feet under the warm incubating sand with the in-
stinct to go to the sparkle of the sea's starlit sur-
face. Exposed lights upland can lure them to
their death. The six disoriented nests are from a
total of nearly 250.
"So many good things are happening," said
Fox. "Residents and businesses are going to great
lengths to protect the hatchlings from lights. And
the two nests vandalized I am sure now were done
by off-Islanders, not our own people.
"I can't walk up to a nest to check it without half
a dozen people challenging me, passersby on the
beach or residents yelling out their windows. It
couldn't be better."
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Anyone else out there old enough to remember
Miss Francis ringing her bell? Ding-Dong School?
If so, you won't be rushing to get your parents, as
requested by Miss Francis, for the urgent message she
had to impart the commercial.
Youngsters on Anna Maria didn't need Miss Francis
to pique their interest for this school year. The enthusiasm
at Anna Maria Elementary School was overflowing to
parent, teachers, volunteers and staff the first day.
Hurrah. School's in.
One kindergarten kid had a backpack he was drag-
ging behind him because it was bigger than he.
We overheard a parent noting another student with
an apple for the teacher. "Brown-noser," she muttered
under her breath. And, "I wish I'd thought of that."
We later heard a middle-schooler lament, "More
supplies. I need more supplies. More notebooks, more
dividers. More supplies."
Now, we must lament. Please drive carefully.
Please be observant of children going by foot or bike
to and from school, at the school bus stops and cross-
walks and please obey the school speed limit. Give a
wave to the crossing guard.
Please be on the lookout for kids all the time you're
driving and consider slowing the pace a little. Why
not stop for folks waiting to cross the road, crosswalk
It seems especially treacherous on Manatee Av-
enue where lots of folks try to cross from north to south
to get to Publix without the aid of crosswalks.
And coming from off Island, traffic seems to main-
tain the 50-mph speed limit from the top of the bridge,
through the light if it's green, and around the curve
heading north until it's within blocks of the school -
still traveling "too" fast.
Sometimes it seems the whole Island is going "too
Traffic calming is a new concept elsewhere, but it
seems it would be the natural course of things here, to
slow things down to Island time.
We're for reducing the speed limit Island-wide, not
just in the school zone, to 25 mph. How about you?
Besides, in season, 25 mph is an average speed if
you're not flat out stuck in traffic.
For now, it's back to school.
And the kids can all use your help getting there
Drivers are the problem
An article in the July 26 edition of The Islander
addressed a Cortez meeting concerning Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation plans for State Road 684. I am
said to have warned Bradenton Beach's roundabout
hasn't been successful to my thinking. Since this is not
quite accurate, please allow me to establish the record
of my comments.
As (then) city commissioner I voted for the round-
about because DOT gave us a choice at that SR 789
intersection of an 18 percent efficient traffic light or a
42 percent efficient traffic circle.
Yield signs are at all four entrances and statutes are
very clear on yield sign mandates: All approaching
vehicles will pause (not stop) and determine traffic. In
simultaneous arrivals the vehicle on the right will have
the right of way. Vehicles established in the circle will
have overall preference..
Any driver ignoring these mandates and thereby
causing an accident will be held accountable. Our
roundabout is near the center of a 12-block 25-mph
speed zone and its "through" speed should be 15 mph.
As stated to Cortezians, our problem is the idiotic
operator doing 40 mph across the intersection while
ignoring all other vehicles. Countless near misses due
to arrogant drivers violating the law and others' rights
have been witnessed. My opinion included a belief that
eventually a serious accident will result.
Jim Kissick, Bradenton Beach
Open boards in Bradenton Beach
It seems very appropriate to me to include Bradenton
Beach business owners as members of the city's various
boards and citizens committees. Regardless of whether
they actually live in Bradenton Beach, they are an impor-
tant part of our community and should have a voice in our
community's future, especially regarding decisions which
may affect their livelihoods.
But I feel strongly that it is NOT appropriate to ap-
point persons who neither live in nor own a business in
Bradenton Beach. After all, we ARE a community.
Granted, we are made up of a broad spectrum of interests
and points of view, and like any community, we don't
always express our concerns and ideas all that gracefully.
But it is OUR community, and it should be our voices
heard on the issues which affect it, not the voices of those
who neither live or work in it. We can fuss and fight about
it all the way, but let us do the fussing and fighting not
someone from outside. After all, it's where we live and
where we make our living.
As an aside, I thought you might be interested to
know, that while I was working on my house, I found
several Islander Bystanders from years gone by
underneath it. I glanced through them to see what was
going on on Anna Maria Island say, back five or ten years
ago. Guess what? Not much has changed! The mayors and
the police chiefs were taking political pot shots at each
other, the commissioners were outraged right and left by
the behavior of building officials and various other civil
servants, and good heavens! They were thinking about
building another BRIDGE!
Anna O'Brien, Bradenton Beach
A new play toy?
A few random thoughts regarding recent articles, let-
ters and editorials about the gold-plated fire department
joy-riding in the new play toy fireboatt), and the flooding.
The million-dollars-in-reserve fire department en-
abled the media circus by providing personnel and trans-
portation for several Tampa-based TV camera crews to
scout for photo ops of flooding on July 24. What a great
use of the taxpayers' money and equipment.
We are being scammed. It is a rip-off. Perhaps some
house cleaning is in order, and fumigation.
Also, if an impartial account of the Playa Encantada
firefighting fiasco is ever released the public will learn that
the fight did more damage than the fire.
Kurt Hoffman, Holmes Beach and Bloomfield
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Dave Vidal is living, entertaining Island style
By Diana Bogan
Four months ago Dave Vidal broke free from
Forked River, N.J., and made the move to Bradenton.
Intent on living life on his own terms, Vidal has rein-
vented himself as a musician and a man.
"Moving away from my hometown has allowed
me to express myself more fully. Nobody has expec-
tations here of who I should be," Vidal explains.
Just as the move freed him from his social environ-
ment, it has freed him from his musical constraints. For
the past 20 years he has teamed up with other musicians
to form a full band or duo.
"Performing with others closes you in to the pa-
rameters of what you can play as a band," he says. "For
the first time I'm performing as a soloist and it feels
natural. I feel like I'm in my element."
Striving to earn his living as a musician, Vidal has
found his niche playing classic rock from the 1960s and
'70s. His repertoire is massive, thanks to his previous
experience playing in bands, but now he concentrates
on the songs that he enjoys.
"I have a passion for the songs I play. They in-
spired me to pick up a guitar and learn to play it," he
says. "I've always been a singer and an entertainer."
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helped him polish his craft and grow as a musician.
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crowd and he says that crowds here are much more
receptive to live entertainment than they are up north.
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weekends as opposed to here where there's music ev-
ery night of the week. "People enjoy variety here. I feel
like life is a party that follows me around."
What Vidal has found is not just a party, but a
lifestyle that's rewarding. He's doing what he loves and
says he's focused on living in the present. He has no
worries about his past or future, but.rather welcomes
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in acting, song writing, spiritual healing and massage
therapy have all yet to find their place in his new life.
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Bradenton Beach pier gets new-old franchisee, repairs?
By Paul Roat
There's a whole lot happening' with the Bradenton
Beach City Pier.
City commissioners have approved a new fran-
chise agreement with the current operator.
They've accepted without comment a petition of
residents upset about the choice of a franchisee.
And they agreed to go out to bid finally for
repairs to the pier pilings and perhaps the deck.
City commissioners entered into a three-year fran-
chise with Georgia Meier and Dr. Fred Bartizal, doing
business as the Bradenton Beach Pier Cafe Inc., with
two two-year extensions possible. They've had the
franchise agreement since 1996, and Meier has served
as manager since 1995.
Meier agreed to pay the city a one-time fee of
$2,000. She also will pay the city 12 percent of gross
receipts monthly or $5,000, whichever is greater. She
will also collect the $1 fishing fee on the pier and must
turn 75 percent of thatamount over to.the city each
Meier has said that total revenue.in 1995 was
$118,619. In.1999 that amount was $1,025,513. The
city's share went, from $8,348 to $128,216 for those
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Meier's contract with the city calls for minimum
hours of operation from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a
week, although the operation may close due to inclem-
ent weather or during construction at the pier.
No video games or music is allowed on the pier,
although live music may be permitted with city com-
mission approval. Also denied on the pier are glass
Interior repairs to the restaurant and bait shop are
the responsibility of the franchisee; external repairs and
maintenance of the pier itself fall under the purview of
Meier will also implement a recycling program at
the pier and must maintain liability insurance for the
There was little public discussion regarding the
pier franchise. Resident James Royals warned commis-
sioners the franchise agreement would cost the city
"Don't sign the franchise and continue to lose
money," he said. "It's time to make money, not lose it."
Resident Anna O'Brien questioned the security
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said they had aided in keeping problems to a minimum.
O'Brien said they were an invasion of privacy.
City commissioners unanimously agreed to, the
The city has received a petition promulgated by
Royals as a representative of Bradenton Beach Food
Handlers, an unsuccessful bidder for the franchise
agreement. The petition requested reconsideration
by the city commission of the group's request to run
the pier concession "for the health and financial
welfare of the city." The petition was signed by more
than 100 people.
Commissioners accepted the petition but de-
clined to reopen the matter.
In addition, City Clerk Pat Grizzle in a letter to
Royals said the petition was "insufficient" for any
citizen-initiative ordinance or referendum request.
Bradenton Beach Food Handlers also includes
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also pay the city 15 percent of revenue generated
from special events. They proposed to "promote
backwater fishing guides" and would pay the city 15
percent of the revenue generated from that enter-
prise, as well as adding a gift shop, ice cream sales
and a full-time "Pier Fishing Guide."
They offered to pay the city a one-time $10,000
franchise fee. They also said they would provide a
great deal of capital improvements to the pier.
Of the five bidders for the franchise operation at
the pier, city commissioners ranked Bradenton
Beach Food Handlers third in June.
The city pier has been the focus of a great deal
of construction work in the past five years. Now,
even more is needed and planned.
Building Official Roger Titus and Public Works
Director Buddy Watts have proposed and received
city commission approval to go out to bid to repair
51 of the pier's 196 concrete pilings, based on a sur-
vey of the pier pilings earlier this summer.
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Where possible, Titus said, cracks in the pilings
will be filled. If damage is too great, the pilings will
Since replacement of the pilings will require re-
moval of the wooden deck, Titus and Watts propose
replacing the deteriorated wooden deck at the same
time. The scope of work on the project calls for the
city to obtain bids on both wood and a special non-
skid plastic material for the decking.
Titus and Watts have said the plastic material is
about three times the cost of wood, but should last
about five times as long.
The scope of work for the pier is expected to be
advertised later this month and proposals will be
subject to city commission review later this year.
There is almost $200,000 currently in the city
pier maintenance account for work on the structure.
In 1994, the city received a $50,000 grant to
work on -the decking at the pier. The U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers did $344,000 worth of revetment
work on the pier in 1995, with the city picking up
about $86,000 of the funding and the Corps the rest.
In 1996, the city received another state grant of
$150,000 for construction of the cabanas, lighting
and other improvements to the pier.
THE ISLANDER E AUGUST 16, 2000 0 PAGE 9
Paul Eldred 'El' Carpenter
Paul Eldred "El" Carpenter, 79, of Coming, N.Y., and
formerly Anna Maria Island, died Aug. 9 in Pennsylvania.
Born in Middlebury Center, Pa., Mr. Carpenter was
a radio broadcaster and owner of WCBA radio station. He
built WSFR, Bath, N.Y., and was owner of WKOL in
Amsterdam, N.Y. He was founder of WRAF/TFC net-
work of 40 affiliated Christian-formatted FM stations. He
was partner and owner of Carpenter's Funeral Home.
He was a member of the Island Baptist Church, Anna
Maria, and Beartown Alliance Church, Painted Post. He
served in the U.S. Navy.
Services were Aug. 11 in Coming. Memorial contri-
butions may be made to TFC Radio Network, Toccoa
Falls College, Toccoa Falls GA 30598, or Agape Fights,
7990 15th St., Sarasota FL 34234.
He is survived by wife Joyce B.; daughter Joyanne I.
Hartman of Coming; sons Paul A. of St. Petersburg and
David E. and Jon T., both of Coming; sisters Eleanor
Stuart of Coming and Elaine Lawrence of West Palm
Beach; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Edward James Steenstra
Edward James Steenstra, 70, of Holmes Beach,
died Aug. 8 at home.
Born in Paterson, N.J., Mr. Steenstra came to
Manatee County from Pequannock, N.J., in 1970. He
served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He
was employed as an aeronautical engineer at Curtiss
Wright Aeronautical, Woodridge, N.J. He was the
former owner of Flower Garden Nursery in Holmes
Beach. He was a retired operations facilities manager
at Seaplace Condominiums, Longboat Key. He was a
former firefighter for the Anna Maria Volunteer Fire
Department. He was a Presbyterian.
Services were Aug. 12. Memorial contributions
may be made to the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, P.O. Box 253, Anna Maria FL 34216, or Hos-
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FL 34238. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Holmes
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Holmes Beach, sons Edward III of Longboat Key and
Scott of Anna Maria; sister Anna Mae of Bradenton;
and brother James Robert of Villa Rica, Ga.
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Coach Maity Schrecengost focused on budgeting time for writing within a crowded school curriculum with 3-5
Putting teachers in students' seats
By Diana Bogan
Friday, Aug. 11, began the first of three sessions
where Anna Maria Elementary School teachers were
coached in teaching techniques that will improve their
students' writing skills.
Coach Hayley MacDonald met with K-2 grade teach-
ers to help them find the best methods of providing kids
with a solid foundation in writing. Some of the concerns
teachers raised included expectations put upon students to
perform well in the FCAT writing exams, understanding
the five stages of the writing process better, and making
non-readers comfortable with writing.
Sticking close to the needs expressed by workshop
participants, MacDonald discussed the differences be-
tween expository and narrative writing, outlined the
expectations and evaluation methods of the FCAT
writing test, and reviewing the five steps of writing
from the prewriting to publishing.
Coach Maity Schrecengost focused on the needs of
her 3-5 grade teachers. They spent the afternoon role-
playing the procedures for a possible writing lesson.
Teachers took the place of their students as they learned
how to set up mini lessons that improve writing skills,
yet keep the subject fun and interesting.
By the time the workshop was wrapping up,
Schrecengost's group was already discussing ways in
which they could utilize what they learned in their
classrooms to not only teach students to write for tests,
but to write research papers and poetry as well.
Both MacDonald and Schrecengost say that they
take their lead from the teachers. "The teachers have
goals and expectations that I need to match in order to
help them," said Schrecengost.
"We want to be sure the teachers have the support
they need," added MacDonald. Part of that support sys-
tem is to provide follow-up workshops to adjust the
teaching techniques for each grade level.
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Friday, Aug. 25
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
Lunch: Pizza, Corn, Salad, Dessert
All meals served with milk.
On Aug. 29 MacDonald will return to spend one
hour each in a kindergarten, first and second grade
classroom demonstrating how writing lessons can be
done effectively. In early September the teachers will
break into groups according to the grade they teach and
MacDonald will spend three hours with each grade
Schrecengost will do the same with her 3-5 grade
teachers on Aug. 30 and again in early Sept. The time
between the workshops will give teachers a chance to
test what they've learned. In the follow-up workshop,
they'll then have an opportunity to address any diffi-
culties they may be experiencing.
Both consultants have an extensive background in
teaching elementary-age kids and working with De-
partment of Education training programs coaching
other teachers. MacDonald was active in the Pinellas
County school system and later with the Manatee
County Department of Education, while Schrecengost
taught in Pennsylvania and served as a consultant there.
Their efforts at the Island school will help students
become more comfortable expressing themselves in
writing. The lesson plans and information gleaned in
this first workshop are meant to help teachers find the
best ways to communicate with their students to help
Happy first day of school
Monday Aug. 14 marked the first day of the
new school year. Kids, excited to find their
friends and see their new teachers, started arriv-
ing as early as 7:30 a.m.
As the buses arrived, students were given a
color-coded bracelet to identify which bus they
should ride home at the end of the day. Some
students took advantage of having breakfast and
buying lunch tickets in the cafeteria before be-
ing taken to class.
Off the bus
Principal Tim Kolbe greeted students as they got off
the bus and helped direct them to the appropriate
classroom. He issued color-coded bracelets that will
help identify which bus students should return home
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Issues move along in Anna Maria
By Bonner Futch
Cooperation was the order of the day er, evening
at the Aug. 10 "regular" Anna Maria city meeting.
That's "regular," as opposed to two special meetings
already held that week to address emergency issues.
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh announced that while
numerous applications have been received by the city
for the vacant building official position, most salary
requirements exceed the city's budgeted allowance for
"We need to make a budget adjustment if we're
going to be able to hire someone who's qualified," the
Commissioner Tom Skoloda suggested including
a salary range in the city's advertising for the position.
"Without a salary range in the advertising, we get a
lot of people who want this type of work," the mayor said.
"But, they're not realistic about their salary expec-
tations," Skoloda said. "My feeling is Anna Maria has
more to offer than a salary."
The city presently has a salary range of $39,000 to
$44,000 budgeted for 2000-01 for a building official
Commissioner Jay Hill said, "I looked at the
Florida League of Cities and we're in the salary range
that most of the cities our size fall into."
The mayor agreed to adjust the present advertise-
ments that are posted on free Websites for the position
to include a salary range.
'Special' garage sale approved
The first "special events" applicant since an ordi-
nance last month outlined application procedures for
special events in the city was a last-minute request from
Island Players for their annual garage sale.
The application was pushed through the approval
process by Public Works Director Anne Beck, but the
mayor said, "I'm afraid we set a precedent if we ap-
prove it because there will always be someone coming
to us late with an application."
The commission discussed a moratorium or grace
period for applications, but the city attorney reminded
commissioners they had not allowed for such provi-
sions in the ordinance.
Hill said, "As I read it, three weeks was the re-
quested notice, but if staff can prepare the application
in a shorter time and present it to council, we should
Vice Mayor Doug Wolfe said, "We'd be remiss if
we didn't approve this in a goodwill gesture" and the
application passed unanimously.
Island Players Board President Marilyn Maroni,
awaiting questions from the commission in the audi-
ence, breathed a sigh of relief. The sale was set for the
following Saturday with members of the play group's
support organization, Offstage Ladies, already geared
up with baked goods and tag sale items for the benefit.
Vitale variance rebuffed
A late addition to the Aug. 10 meeting agenda
came up early in the evening.
Planning and Zoning Board Chairman Doug
Copeland explained the recommendation of the board
to deny a request for a front setback variance from the
applicants, Don and Cecilia Vitale, and approve their
request for a side setback variance.
Copeland said it was the board's consensus that if
given the side setback, it would meet the applicant's needs
and it would be the minimum to do what they want.
Island Surveying and Mapping owner Jeff
Hostetler represented the Vitales on the issue and pre-
sented revised drawings to the commissioners.
Commissioners questioned whether revised plans
would need to go back to P&Z for review.
Copeland said, "As you know, you have the right to
grant a variance even if we do not recommend approval.
We recommend they maintain 20 feet on the front, which
they're not doing. You have two separate requests to rule
Wolfe asked Copeland, "Has this changed from the
original drawings presented to you?" to which Copeland
replied in the affirmative. "I don't feel comfortable with-
out sending it back to P&Z and I don't think we should sit
here and play the role of P&Z," Wolfe said.
The application is on the agenda for the board's
Aug. 28, 7:30 p.m., meeting.
Spring Avenue finale
Subsequent to the previous orders including the
final order to wrap up the Community Development
Block Grant and a "punch list" of work that was to be
completed a change order was approved by the com-
mission on the Spring Avenue drainage issue.
"In the package is a pay request from E.T.
MacKenzie Co. of Florida and others, which they're
entitled to," the mayor said. "As far as the punch list,
we went over it carefully and some items are not nec-
essary to address because the ditches will be filled in.
All the Spring Avenue driveways that are cracked and
the road will be fixed.
"If we fill in the ditches the depth and angles of the
sales are moot. They'll be filled in with the French drain
system. On Palm and Crescent streets, we homswaggled
sod out of this deal and it will be replaced.
"What it does leave is those areas abandoned by
the decision of a previous board on Palm and Hardin,
so the city will have to pay for that. It will be $3,000
to $4,000 to put in driveway aprons and shell there.
"It covers every single penny to fill in the swales,
it pays to replace the sod, repair the driveways and the
road," the mayor said.
The payment includes a $10,000 interest payment
to the contractor for delayed payments, but that too is
covered by the grant funds, the mayor said.
"A video tape shows the condition of everything
previous to the work and.MacKenzie has agreed to re-
place everything, as near as possible, to the way it
was," Deffenbaugh said.
In response to resident Carol Ann Magill's inquiry,
the mayor said that a missing swale indicated on the
punch list at 422 Spring Ave. would be replaced with
the French drain system.
"Everything in here is from the grant the city is
only committed to the $3-4,000 for driveway repairs."
Commissioners agreed and work should begin
again on Spring Avenue soon, to return the rights of
way to the condition before work began there last year.
The mayor announced he has a problem with the
contract part of a controversial resolution passed last
month as an "emergency solution" to pay city bills.
The resolution proposed by Commissioner Hill to
correct a fault in the budget ordinance which he
claimed did not accurately describe or limit spending
by the city was opposed by Deffenbaugh.
"Our hands are tied as for carrying on city business
in a normal fashion. The proposed change to a $2,500
limit is probably a stumbling block," he said.
Skoloda said, "I thought the purpose was to avoid
past problems when the commission only found out
about spending after the fact. Part of the purpose is to
keep us informed above and beyond the regular bills to
the city. I support this as a way to do things differently
in the city, not just elect different officials."
Commissioner Bob Barlow said he'd "like to see
it discussed with staff, the clerk, the public works di-
rector, the mayor, city auditor and city attorney. I want
input from the people who have to live with this on a
Hill defended the resolution, saying "We're trying
to establish procedural safeguards ... our department
heads should look ahead far enough to cover expenses
and obtain approval at meetings which are conducted
every two weeks."
The commission passed a new resolution to replace
the one passed in haste, changing the spending limit
from $1,000 to $2,500 and the time period for vendor
limits from 90 days to 30 calendar days.
Deffenbaugh brought the meeting to a close with
some "food for thought." He said that because the city
is presently understaffed "and with all the water we
presently have, we've had a good growing season. It
may be time to consider contracting with a service to
care for our rights of way."
Skoloda said he'd like to first see estimates of work
loads "for what employees are presently doing."
The mayor suggested they do some "fact finding"
and get a price to do this sort of thing. "It would give
us an idea of what to talk about," he said.
Barlow suggested public works could write speci-
fications on how often, where and what work is to be
done and put it out to bid among local lawn services.
"That way we'd know what we're looking at as far as
prices and the work that needs to be done."
The next scheduled commission meeting is Aug.
24, 7 p.m., at city hall.
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Contractor ready for turtle meeting ... meeting?
By Jim Hanson
Characterizing the Island's chief turtle protector as
similar to "angry coaches I tried to please and didn't al-
ways," Steve Noriega is eagerly awaiting the big meeting
to clear up a very cloudy picture.
He is entirely in sympathy with the "angry coach,"
Suzi Fox, in her efforts to save loggerhead hatchlings from
harm. But he feels he has a case, too, explaining it to The
Islander and hoping for an official forum.
He thought that forum was going to be last week, but
the meeting was canceled. He thought it was this Wednes-
day, Aug. 16, but too many schedules had to be meshed
and that one didn't get off the ground. As pointed out by
Bradenton Beach staff, "as many as 10 people must be
available at a specific time and that's problematical." They
include state and local officials as weil-as Fox and
Noriega. Maybe next week.
The problem stems from Noriega's Spectrum Con-
struction Co.'s demolishing a beachside concrete wall
during reconstruction of old properties at 210 and 300
Gulf Drive. Following demolition, a turtle nest hatched
and 40 hatchlings were crushed on Gulf Drive while
scrambling toward inshore lights instead of to the sparkle
of the Gulf of Mexico, as instinct dictates.
The wall had protected the nest from the inshore
lights, Fox said. Noriega said there had been a 15-foot gap
in the wall which the baby turtles could easily have found.
His crew did the job from the landward side of the
wall 100 feet from what had been determined to be turtle
territory, while beach cleaning equipment daily passed
within feet of at least one nest, she said.
He had advised both city and state officials of the
demolition although he had been told that written approval
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was not needed, he said, and officials made no objections.
He said he phoned Karen Moody, in charge of turtle
affairs for the Florida Department of Environmental Pro-
tection, told her of the impending demolition and she said
the state had no problem with it.
Demolition went ahead, and "Murphy's law took over
-- io e look the wall down and spread sand on the site and
ati midnight a nest we didn't know was there, hatched,"
Noriega said "Lights along Gulf Drive attracted them, we
hadn't had any lights at all on our property for months."
Fox was outraged and wanted work to stop until
things got settled. Noriega said the city and state declined
to shut him down and "I couldn't just stop a $1.6 million
He tried to meet with both Fox and the state's Moody,
but wasn't able to set up a meeting, he said. The city is
trying, too, and hopes all parties can get together with city
It's more complicated than when he lived here dur-
ing Pittsburgh Pirate baseball spring training, Noriega
said. He spent that season in an apartment in Holmes
Beach, commuting to McKechnie Field in Bradenton.
"I was in the system the year the Pirates won the
World Series, 1971," he said. "I was drafted as a pitcher
but they moved me to catcher because I was hitting pretty
good, over .300." After that year he went back to engineer-
in"g school to accommodate his wife and newborn baby
"but the Pirates kept me on the rosier until I was over 30
so I couldn't go anywhere else."
He went into pro baseball from the University of
Florida, where he played football and baseball.
All the way along he found those short-tempered
coaches whom athletes tried so hard to please and.almost
never could. Noriega said he thought he was past that.
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Candidates for the Manatee Board of County Com-
missioners those who are running for seats to rep-
resent Anna Maria Island will be available to answer
questions from their constituents Friday, Aug. 25, at a
candidate forum sponsored by The Islander.
The forum will.begin promptly at 6 p,m, at Holmes
Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive. Doors open at
5:30 p.m. for citizens to submit written questions and
meet and mingle with the candidates.
Candidates in the Sept. 5 election are incumbents
Joe McClash, District 7 (at large), and Stan Stephens,
District 3, and their respective challengers, Wayne
McCammon and Jane vonHahmann.
All voters are welcome.
For information, call The Islander at 778-7978.
Card exchange next Wednesday
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
will sponsor a business card exchange from 5 to 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 23, at Island Kitchen Market, 414
Pine Ave., Anna Maria City. Further information is
available at 778-1541.
'Rubber' bridge resuming
The "rubber" bridge program will resume its seasonal
schedule Tuesday, Aug. 22, at Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
Players are welcome every Tuesday, or as their
schedules permit, the Center said. Play begins at 12:30
p.m. at $1.50 per player, no need to bring a partner.
Further details may be obtained at 778-1908.
'Boat Smart' four-week course
The Anna Maria Island Power Squadron's "Boat
Smart" course will begin with a two-hour session at 7
p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, at the squadron's headquarters,
1200 71st St. N.W., Bradenton.
The four-week coursemay qualify owners for boat
insurance reductions. Boaters may register at 792-0394
or on the Web site at www.manatee-boating.org.
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THE ISLANDER I AUGUST i6, 2000 U PAGE'13
Runners-up in The Islander Great Snapshot Contest
Pictured here are some of the pictures the three judges in The Islander's photography contest
especially enjoyed. The grand prize winner of the six-week contest will be announced next week.
Pictured above is Jo Ann Heyne's photo of a mana-
tee in the Marina Bay boat basin. Jo Ann is from
Lakeview, Ohio, and took the picture this spring.
Pictured at left is Karl Youngs' picture taken in the
Everglades in the fog. He is from Holmes Beach.
Linda Green ofAnna Maria took the she "bee" while in Ayr,
Scotland, pictured above. At right is a shot Susan Thomas got of
son Stephen blowing up a big one. Green and the
Thomases are from Anna Maria.
An "Island kitten" was adopted by Kathy Caserta of Holmes Beach and became
her model for the above picture. At right, Kaelan Richards took this shot of Taryn,
age 4, at her mother's School for Constructive Play. Kaelan is from Bradenton.
To all the entrants in The Islander's Great Snapshot Contest 2000,
Thank You! Next week: The Grand Prize Winner!
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Aug. 6, Bayfront Park, possession of alcohol in
a "no alcohol" area. A Bradenton man was issued a
$55 ticket for possessing a can of beer at the park
where "no alcohol" signs are posted.
Aug. 6, Anna Maria City Pier restaurant, 100
Bay Boulevard, trespass. Two people entered the
fenced-off area at the T-end of the pier. They were
Aug. 4, 800 block Gulf Drive South, possession
of less than two grams of cannabis. Police followed
a driver after he pulled out of the Circle K in the 100
block of Gulf Drive South without using a turn sig-
nal. The officer stopped the car when he did a radar
check and found the driver doing 37. mph in a 25-
The officer smelled the strong odor of alcohol
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alcohol on his breath.
Another officer showed up and Murdoch told
him, "I was just coming from the Drift Inn on Bridge
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Murdoch agreed to perform field sobriety tests.
The officer said he noticed Murdoch's eyes were
bloodshot and watery and he spoke with a "very pro-
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test. While explaining the directions of the test, the
officer said Murdoch told him he didn't think he
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auto. The victims, who live in Bradenton, said when
they went to the beach, they wrapped the keys to
their car in a towel. After returning from a walk, they
noticed the keys were gone and returned to their car
to find it open. The following items were missing:
keys, cell phone, a dark green bag containing miscel-
laneous items, a man's wallet, check book, bank
cards and an undetermined amount of cash.
Aug. 10, 2400 block Avenue C, burglary. The
victim reported someone entered a screened-in play
area by removing the hinges off a screen door. Once
inside the person or persons damaged a ping pong
table and broke several glasses. Damage was esti-
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Aug. 6, 3000 block Gulf Drive, gas drive off.
The clerk at the Citgo service station said a white
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Aug. 8, 400 block 63rd Street, theft. A bicycle
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Aug. 8, 5200 block Gulf Drive, burglary. Ten
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How to act or not on the water
"Cruising (with) Class" is my buddy Stan
Zimmerman's newest book, and I've been reading the
galleys of it of late.
It's basically an everyman's guide to sailing, with
a lot of crossover knowledge that anybody who goes
out on the water can use. The book is based on a class
by the same name that Stan's taught at the Sarasota
Sailing Squadron for more than 20 years.
He stresses knowledge of your boat, knowledge of
the water, knowledge of the weather and conditions
around you. The key factor stressed is to have a good
time, not hurt anybody, and get back to port safely and
in good spirits.
The book should be out later this year, and I'll give
you more information about it when it's published.
But in the reading of it I remembered an article
another friend of mine, Randy Wayne White, wrote
that's in a collection of his short works called
"Batfishing in the Rainforest Strange Tales of
Travel and Fishing." In fact, both authors hit the same
point about not boating where the birds are standing.
The article is titled "How to Be a Competent
Southern Waterperson." Since Randy was (is?) a fish-
ing guide out of Fort Myers for 20 years, he knows of
what he speaks. And since we're in the middle of the
boating season, perhaps some of Randy's observations
may be of interest.
I've hit some of these in the past in this column,
but they are good enough to bear repeating. Al-
though they are sorta tongue-in-cheek, they're also
-rue. As Randy explains:
"I should say right off that these 10 things have noth-
ing at all to do with the 10 rules of water safety or the 10
things to remember at the beach. You often read those sort
of rules in stories that say things like, 'Make sure you pack
plenty of sunscreen.' That advice is sound enough, but it's
a little too obvious for a professional charter boat captain
such as me, which is why I never read it."
Randy's rules are:
1. Never go where you see birds standing. If you
do run aground, for God's sake, act like you meant to
do it. This is especially true if there are other boaters
around to gawk and laugh. The moment you feel that
sickening thud of hull and prop hitting bottom, shut off
the engine. Then calmly step out into the water and
pretend you're looking for something something
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important. Hand gestures are good here; carrying a sack
that could hold a lot of money is better.
If you're really convincing you might lure other
boaters onto the shoal, which will almost certainly take
the focus of attention off you.
2. If it works, don't fix it. This concerns boat main-
tenance and the irrational urge we get to tighten
squeaky bolts or tamper with other innocent engine
parts that are working just fine but will almost certainly
break the moment we lay our hands on them.
3. Always use a bucket. This rule has to do with
voiding, a biological function that makes no concession
to time or place, such as being on a small boat in broad
daylight. Did-you know that a high percentage of boat-
ing fatalities are directly linked to unsafe voiding?
We're not talking about kidney damage here. We're
talking about boaters concentrating on one thing when
they should be concentrating of two things, which is
why they fall overboard, get clunked on the head by the
hull, and then are chopped up by the prop or die unex-
pectedly while trying to breathe water. So you should
always use a bucket or a can.
4. Teach someone else how to run the boat.
Wouldn't you feel a little put out if, right in the middle
of your first heart attack, you had to explain to your
companion the nuances of throttle or trim?
5. Don't lose your head over a hat. This is another
leading cause of boating fatalities: a hat flies off while
you're under way, the skipper turns back to get it,
someone reaches to grab the hat, falls overboard, and
the boat runs over him, ruining a perfectly good hat and
probably a perfectly good person.
6. Don't make an ass of yourself while docking.
This rule is designed to elevate you above the unsavory
cast of nimrods and coneheads who come charging into
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at the husband about slowing down, while their vessel
plays pinball with any boat or piling that happens to be
handy. I don't want to be unkind, but, frankly, I feel
people like this should either be sterilized or banished
to the promised land.
7. Those also serve who just sit there like a bump.
I'm talking about those people who rush, uninvited, to
drop your anchor (they almost always throw it), pull up
your anchor (then leave your anchor line in a tangled
mess), or lunge to fend you off a dock when you don't
need fending, thereby knocking you into another boat.
You need to remember that anchor dropping is not an
Olympic event, and you need to learn to tie at least one
knot. But, mostly, you need to learn how to just sit there.
8. Only two kinds of people buy boats fools and
us. We rationalize what should otherwise be an embarrass-
ment by pretending to anticipate what other boat buyers
don't: that we'll spend about twice as much money on
fuel, storage and maintenance as we'd planned, while
having about a third as much fun as we'd hoped.
9. Don't do dumb things. This is pretty self-ex-
planatory, but still worth mentioning.
10. Let your listeners do your lying for you. It is
generally supposed that all fishermen are liars, which
they are, but almost everyone else who works or re-
laxes around the water is a liar too, so you should be
familiar with their method of communicating. Along
the waterfront, the most common lies fall into two
broad categories: the size of the fish and the severity of
the storm. As a Competent Southern Waterperson, it's
permissible to lie about both of these things, but it's
more in character to intentionally mislead. CSW's pre-
fer to mislead because it requires more skill.
Have a safe, fun day on the water, and thanks for
the tips, Randy.
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Redfish, mackerel, snook, some tarpon around
By Capt. David Futch
The dog days of August are upon us and so are the
redfish. Mangrove snapper seem to be popular with
Neal Jackman at Annie's Bait & Tackle in
Cortez issued this wild report from Capt. Zach
Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II.
Zach told Jackman that his customer Ray Olczak
of Toledo, Ohio, caught a 30-inch gag grouper Thurs-
day in Longboat Pass on 12-pound test line. Gags that
size generally are in water 20 miles offshore or farther.
"Zach said he had no leader and was fishing in
eight feet of water. How about that for a good fish
story?" Jackman said. "Zach said he's also catching
mangrove snapper up the ying yang. Redfish are im-
proving and are in the 16- to 26-inch range. Snook,
jacks and flounder round out the action."
Capt. Ryan Hackney and Curt Morrison on the
Neva-Miss are limiting out on grouper in 100 feet of
water. The mangrove snapper fishing has been phenom-
enal with catches to four pounds and they said yellowtail
and lane snapper are mixed in with the mangroves.
Jason Lette at Island Discount Tackle fishes ev-
ery day. "There are some nice redfish around, not real
big ones," he said. The full-moon tide coming up this
week should make it real good. Trout fishing is pick-
ing up. Snook are plentiful along the beach and in the
passes. There are mackerel around and grouper and
snapper fishing in 80 to 100 feet of water has been way
Capt. Thom Smith of Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said there are some oversized redfish in Terra
Ceia and Miguel bays.
"They seemed to be biting on the outgoing tide,"
Smith said. "We're getting more oversized fish than we
are keepers. The legal limit is 18 to 27 inches and the
ones we're getting are 31 inches and better. Snook
seemed to have spawned out around Rattlesnake Key
and Emerson Point and are breaking up and moving
back inside. Trout are small. There are mackerel in
Tampa Bay. You can see them hitting pods of bait.
Everyone seems to be catching mangrove snapper.
They make a great sandwich."
Lee Goss at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said he
has some shrimp, but it's a bad time of the year for them.
"But I've got some and they're pretty good size," Goss
said. "There are trout and redfish on the inside and a few
snook. Mackerel are in the passes. There are still a few
tarpon in the bay. Permit are around Egmont Key and
grouper and snapper are showing in 80 feet of water."
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier in Anna Maria
said mackerel and mangrove snapper were the catches
of the week and one nice cobia of 29 pounds was
landed. Redfish and snook are biting, not too many but
a few, according to Kilb.
Capt. Justin Moore on the Prima Donna II said
snook and redfish are the target fish this time of year.
He said he's still seeing tarpon around.
Capt. Steve Salgado on the Compleat Angler
said redfish, mackerel and sharks are around with the
reds on the flats and he's seen a few tarpon but that's
Capt. Mike Greig of Capt. Mike's Charters said
the redfishing is good and the permit continue to hang off
the beach. In the bay, there are plenty of sharks around.
What a grouper!
Capt. Glenn Corder put Carol Galati Labarbara onto this 22-pound gag grouper.
Major changes in boating,
personal watercraft, diver laws
By David Futch
Laws affecting personal watercraft operators, boat
rental businesses and divers are going through major
Most of the changes take effect Oct. 1, though
some have been in effect since July 1.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission adopted the changes.
FWC members voted to amend laws pertaining to
vessel liveries, or businesses that rent, lease or charter
boats, including personal watercraft.
The changes clarify the requirement that liveries
provide pre-rental or pre-ride instruction, especially for
Paul Natalie, owner of Bay View Jet Ski Rentals at
Captain's Marina in Holmes Beach, said anyone who
rents boats or personal watercraft would be crazy not
to give instructions, especially about local water
"You would be a fool if you didn't give some in-
structions. You just don't hand people the key to a Jet-
ski," Natalie said. "I'm for these boating safety rules
and have been doing these things long before these
laws were enacted. I'm only interested in renting to
people who are responsiblee"
Natalie said when someone rents from him, he
walks them around the Jet-ski, showing them the fea-
tures, how to operate it and where the safely equipment
"You have no idea how many people I turn down
because they don't pay attention to me during this
three-minute safety and operating sessions," Natalie
said. "I don't let people rent unless we're at mid-tide
or high tide. At low tide, a lot of people aren't respon-
sible enough to stay in deep water."
Personal watercraft and boat rental instruction
must include the operational characteristics of the ves-
sel, safe vessel operation, vessel right of way, the
operator's responsibility for safe operation and knowl-
edge of local waters, one of the new laws states.
Natalie said he also tells renters about no-wake
zones and the need to stay 150 yards away from sea-
walls. He limits use to the area between his business in
the basin and the Rod & Reel Pier in Anna Maria.
One of the major changes in the law raises the age
of persons who rent a personal watercraft. The new law
states a person must be 18 years old to rent a personal
watercraft. Previously the age was 16.
Natalie said the law states he can't rent to anyone
who was born after Sept. 30, 1980, unless they have a
boating safety certificate, a 20-point test administered
by some liveries.
Natalie said he doesn't provide the test because the
state charges him $2 per test and the state says he can't
charge more than $3 to the customer.
"There just isn't time to try to give this test and
then to make only $1 off of it doesn't make sense," he
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That's a long swim
Here's another incredible fish tale.
During the Crosthwaite Fishing Tournament held
in May, Chris Galati of Galati Marine in Anna Maria
said Rich Gupton caught a substantial gag grouper
which they brought to the dock to weigh in.
After catching the fish, Galati said he noticed it had
"I was thinking it was a Mote (Marine Laboratory)
tag," Galati said. "What we found out was this fish was
tagged 40 miles east of Hilton Head Island in June
1997. He had traveled 925 miles."
According to H. Scott Meister, a marine biolo-
gist with the South Carolina Department of Natural
Resources, the grouper was 29 inches when it was
caught and tagged. It had grown to 37 inches by the
time Gupton landed it 1,083 days after it was first
captured and tagged.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 19
Over a three-year period, Natalie said he has rented
out Jet-skis 4,000 times and only once has an accident
resulted in injury.
Boat rental businesses also must provide liability
insurance of at least $500,000 per person and $1 mil-
lion per event. One law change repeals language releas-
ing a livery from liability for accidents occurring dur-
S Some law changes for divers include increasing the
size of diver-down flags displayed on vessels from 12
inches by 12 inches to 20 inches by 24 inches and re-
"The guy I called about the tag said he thought it
was from his tagger in Key West and when he found
out where it was tagged he was floored. He said he
couldn't believe it made it this far," Galati said. "He
said he's finding the grouper migrate south along the
east coast but to make it through those fishing grounds
around to Anna Maria Island is amazing because that
part of the east coast and up the Gulf coast is some of
the most commercially fished water in this part of the
According to a letter Meister sent to Galati, Meister
said, "we see very few returns in the Gulf. What a great
Meister runs what is known as MARMAP (Marine
Resource Monitoring, Assessment and Prediction). The
study encompasses federal offshore waters between
Capt Hatteras, N.C., and the Florida Keys.
Fish targeted in the study include gag grouper,
vermilion snapper, red porgy, white grunt, grey trigger-
fish and greater amberjack. The fish are presently be-
ing tagged aboard commercial fishing vessels and the
research vessel "Palmetto."
O'Connor Bowling tourney Saturday
The 10th Annual O'Connor Bowling Tournament
sponsored by The Islander is set for Saturday with a
special grand prize for a lucky raffle winner.
quires a "stiffener" to keep the flag unfurled.
Dive flags carried on floats may still be 12 inches
by 12 inches.
Although this part of the law did not change, the
FWC is reminding vessel operators they must make
reasonable efforts to maintain a distance of 100 feet
from any divers-down flag on a river, inlet or navigable
channel. Divers are reminded they must make an effort
to stay within 100 feet of their flag.
Divers on open waters offshore must stay within
300 feet of their flag, while vessel operators must stay
at least 300 feet away from a flag in open waters off-
With regard to water skiers, a new law prohibits
them from wearing an inflatable life vest.
Be sure to get to the sign-up early Saturday at
D.Coy Ducks in the Island Shopping Center in Holmes
Beach. The sign-up party is from 5:30 to 7 p.m. with
bowling to follow.
Last year was a sellout and about 20 people didn't
get to participate because the tournament filled up all
64 lanes and some folks didn't get to D.Coy's early
enough to be included.
Brian of Brian's Sunnyside Up restaurant said he's
got two lanes of bowlers lined up while one of his cus-
tomers said he's bringing a dozen bowlers himself, so
get there early.
As in years past, the tournament is being held at
AMF Bradenton Lanes, 4208 Cortez Road.
The cost is $15 and includes shoe rental and three
games of bowling.
This year's grand prize in the bowl-a-strike raffle
is a color, AC-DC, 13-inch television with a built-in
VCR that works in the house or by plugging it into the
lighter of your car or boat. But there will be surprises,
the O'Connors promise.
The top prize is donated by The Islander with a
$100 donation from the Circuit City Foundation.
Following the tournament, there will be an awards
ceremony and raffle drawing at the Blue Water Sea-
food Restaurant, 4628 W. 119th St., Cortez.
Money raised from the event goes to the Anna
Maria Island Community Center.
Little League fall baseball
Registration is open for Little League fall baseball.
Players age 12 and under are welcome to call Evan
Bordes at 778-3337 to register.
Games will be played at G.T. Bray Park on 59th
Street in Bradenton. The fee is $50 and includes a uni-
form. Up to 20 teams are expected to play games that
start Sept. 11.
Bordes said they were looking for umpires for the
games. One of two island teams has a sponsor and
Bordes is looking for a second for the other team.
Last call for fall soccer
Boys and girls age 5 through 17 have until Mon-
day, Aug. 21, to register for fall soccer.
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Players must have been age 5 by Aug. 23, 2000,
and no older than 17 on-the the same date.
Registration is at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, from 6
to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21.
The fee for Center members is $35 for the first
child and $30 for each additional child. The non-mem-
ber fee is $40 and $35, however no child is turned away
for lack of cash.
Tryouts are set for Wednesday, Aug. 23, for age
groups 5 to 7 and 8 to 9. Children age 10 to 11 and
12 to 14 will try out Thursday, Aug. 24. On Satur-
day, Aug. 26, there will be tryouts for children who
missed the Wednesday and Thursday tryouts. Play-
ers 15 to 17 do not need to try out, but must sign up
PLEASE SEE SPORTS RAP, NEXT PAGE
DAVE JONES .
SimplifLA YourS Searc
can -,r ---a for consultation
5500 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
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., Gulfview. $300,000.
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Serving the Island since 1970
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Anna Maria, FL 34216
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ACCESS Attractive 2BR home refurbished 1988,
plus new roof in 1998. Greatroom design with spa-
cious living area plus charming apartment for guests
or rental. Beautifully landscaped lot is 95 by 131 ft.
and 14 by 29 ft. screened porch. Room for pool off
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at the Center.
A draft will be held immediately following the
Aug. 24 tryouts.
Fishing college scheduled
The Anna Maria Island Community Center has
scheduled inshore and offshore fishing guides to speak
Aug. 30-31 at its "fishing college."
The guides are expected to give recreational an-
glers hints about where to go and how to catch the big
ones, or even the small ones.
The two sessions cost $25 for one night and $35 for
both and will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. each night.
Speakers include Capt. Roy Salgado of Grand
Please register by Aug. 23 by calling 778-1908.
Huffman, Kennard beat the
wind to tie for first
Jon Huffman and Mike Kennard got off to a fast
start in the Sunday Sunrise Golf Tournament and hung
on when the wind picked up to tie for first at Palma
Sola Golf Club.
Huffman and Kennard outpaced 31 other players
when they both scored plus seven on a modified
Stableford scoring system.
On the Sunday tour, players play three rounds to
establish a handicap average. For example, Huffman's
handicap is 19 points and he scored 26 Sunday for a
Birdies are worth four points, pars are worth two
points and bogeys are worth one.
Joe Rogers came in second at plus five,, while
Butch VanOstenbridge and Mike Aura were third at
Closest-to-the-pin greenies went to Corky Parker,
Allan Ackles, Roy Hampton and Mark Kimball.
Rick "Dart" Morash, Rich Averill, Huffman,
Kimball, Keith Bernard and myself won skins.
Next week's match will be held at the Links at
Greenfield Plantation on State Road 64. For tee times,
call Jon Huffman at 778-4622.
E mail: email@example.com
Web site: www.smithrealtors.com
ISLAND DUPLEX. Elevated duplex, 2BR/1BA each
side, close to shopping, school, bus line and beach.
Parking and enclosed storage with washers and
dryers under building. New spa, screened lanai,
fencing, stairs, 10 by 10 ft. shed and landscaping.
$264,000. Call Judy Duncan 778-1589 eves.
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HOLMES BEACH. Spacious new 3BR/2.5BA
townhome ready for occupancy. Steps to the gulf,
shopping and marinas. Ceramic tile floors except
carpet allowance for bedrooms. All appliances in-
cluding washer and dryer, two screened lanais,
separate dining and utility room, maintenance-free
exterior. Priced at $330,000. Call Carol Williams
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
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1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MLS B 19
The Third Annual Full Moon Overnight Sail-
boat Race, scheduled for Aug. 12, was rescheduled
for Aug. 26 due to inclement weather. No word on
whether the moon is on hold for the new date, but
this is a different race, a little more relaxed than
Interested participants need to show up around
6 p.m. at the Seafood Shack in Cortez for pre-race
Espin Bullock and other folks who live aboard
their vessels at the Seafood Shack are the race or-
Sailors will start from just outside Longboat
Pass and head for the sea buoy in Egmont Channel,
then to Southwest Pass to buoy No. 1 on the south-
ern tip of Egmont Key, and then back to Longboat
It's a 40-mile run and sailing at night under a
full moon well, somewhat full is a sight to
behold even if you don't win.
There is no entry fee- just show up ready to
John Swager and Carol Saulnier of Holmes Beach delivered Anna Maria Island's news to former Islanders
Norm and Charlotte McKelvey and Stormy. The McKelveys now live on Cedar Mountain, Decherd, Tenn. All,
including Stormy, stated emphatically that The Islander was not used to start a blaze in the fire pit.
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Car ot S. Heinze
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Split plan 3BR/2BA home only min-
utes to the boat ramp. Carpet and ce-
ramic tile throughout. Privacy fenced
backyard and extra large two-car ga-
rage. Close to schools and shopping.
LAKEFRONT. Great 3BR/2BA
home with screened lanai and room
for a pool. Peaceful setting overlook-
ing lake. Family neighborhood.
MINUTES TO THE BEACH
4/5BR/3.5BA home with large pool, exercise room, fenced
backyard. $325,000. Ken Richards, 751-1155. IB45505.
2BR/2BA Village Green villa, glass-enclosed lanai. Just
reduced to $97,000. Don Pampuch 751-1155. IB43196.
3BR/2BA Spanish Park home in immaculate condition.
New tile and carpet. Large lanai. $125,000. Denise
Langois, 751-1155. IB42966.
5350 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
(941) 778-0766 (877) 924-9001
Visit our website at www.ArvidaRealty.com
2,3 1b 2BR/2BA. Pool, steps
to beach, immaculate.
,, $469,000. Reduced to
Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria Inc.
5408 Marina Drive Holmes Beach 778-7244
email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.gulfbayrealty.com
419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
P Box 2150
FAX (941) 778-2294
HI5TORM BA V IE HIDAWAY
This wonderful 2BR/3.5BA Dutch Colonial home offers the
charm and warmth of yesteryear. Amenities include refinished
pine floors, cozy brick fireplace, built-in bookcases and origi-
nal wainscoting, high textured ceilings with Hunter fans and
a wonderful spacious kitchen with center island, Jennair
range expansive tile top breakfast bar and wooden, glass-
front cabinets. There are four tidy, fully furnished 1BR apart-
ments in a separate building bringing in an excellent income.
This rare and wonderful property offers a beautifully land-
scaped lot with an unobstructed view of Tampa Bay and
Bayfront Park in the peaceful village of Anna Maria. Don't
miss it! Priced at $699,500.
Visit our Web site at www.betsyhills.com
Full Moon sail postponed
"WALK WITH ME..."
.. in paradise at
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BUILDERS HOME FURNITURE Displayed but never
used. Four-piece bedroom sets $259; sofa and love
seat $399; queen bed set $199; full $159; twin $129;
futons (sofa by day, bed at night) frame and mattress
$199; daybed (white with brass finials) including two
mattresses and pop-up unit $285. Can deliver. Call
ANTIQUE WOOD office chairs. Only two left, dark
wood, $100 each. 778-1102.
RATTAN SLEEPER SOFA with matching love seat.
Four rattan glass-top living room tables. Two lamps.
CARPORT SALE! Saturday August 19, 9am-1pm.
Household items,, some arts and crafts, mens
clothes, large trampoline, exercise bike, etc. 5400
Gulf Drive, Building #2.
MOVING SALE SATURDAY August 19, 9am. Full
size bed with two-comforter sets, entertainment cen-
ter, end tables, crib, etc. 414 Magnolia.
MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE sale. Saturday, August 19,
8:30am 12:30pm. Toys, household items and lots
of misc. 8300 8400 block of Marina Drive.
PSYCHIC BY THE BEACH every Sunday, 12-5.
Bradenton Beach Hair Salon, 109 7th Street North.
Alexandra, 794-1928 or songsoftarot @earthlink.net.
CATCH THE WAVE Hair Studio. 310 Pine Avenue.
Call for appointment 779-9242.
LOST SPRAY-PAINTED blue Raleigh Beach
Cruiser. Gold-painted handle bars. Taken from
Bridgeport Thursday, July 20. Reward. 794-1249,
LOST RING gold wedding band with diamond. Lost
on Saturday August 5, near cabana at 73rd and 74th
streets. Highly sentimental, family heirloom, Reward.
Please call 729-4916.
LOST MAN'S WEDDING band on beach at 67th
Street, north of Gulf Place on Holmes Beach. Reward
- very sentimental. Please call Evan at 778-3337.
FOUND FEMALE COCKATIEL, on August 2, in the
vicinity of the Rod and Reel Pier. Call to identify 779-
I'LL LOVE THEM while you leave them pet care.
Reliable, responsible pet lover to care for and love
your pet. 778-2778.
1995 CADILLAC DEVILLE 78,000 mi. Must sell. This
one too good to give to dealers. White, blue leather.
'Excellent condition. $11,995. 778-1620.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything
else in The Islander, 778-7978.
GULF FISHING, scuba diving and snorkeling aboard
the Ocean Action I. Call for information, 941-794-
5980 or find us at www.divefish.com.
DIVING SERVICE Under-water boat maintenance.
Hull and props cleaned, zincs replaced. Monthly con-
tract available. Certified diver. Call James, 778-8370.
1969 COLUMBIA 36 FT. Central air and heat, sleeps
six, Atomic 4, classic. $18,500. 778-7990
1984 18 FT. Dixie Fish and ski boat. 350 mercury.
inboard bowrider with 60 hours. $3,500. 779-0507
BOAT DAVIT with dock on Anna Maria. $90 per month.
Call for information. 721-1545, 8am to 5pm only.
HOUSEKEEPING/LAUNDRY. Dependable, ener-
getic, non smoking. Part time, full time. Will train. 778-
PROFESSIONAL JOURNALIST, recent grad or ex-
perienced reporter for award-winning weekly news-
paper. Join a winning team. Journalism background
a must. Send resume via fax, e-mail or mail to The
Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL
34217, fax 778-9392 or e-mail email@example.com.
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.
PROPERTY MANAGEMENT position in local real
estate office. Real estate license required. Send re-
sume to P.O. Box 814, Anna Maria, FL 34216.
ISLAND LUMBER AND Hardware Help wanted.
Lumber deliveries, lumber yard work. Full or part
time. 213 54th Street, Holmes Beach. 778-3082.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Community Center is looking
for part-time Site Director to assist the Education
Director with the After School Program. The tasks
include, but are not limited to, supervising sites and
staff, training staff, maintaining HRS requirements,
recruiting volunteers, organizing staff meetings and
parent conferences, handling payments and enroll-
ments, etc. Applicant must have a positive attitude,
be a team player and possess excellent written and
organizational skills. Managerial or supervisory expe-
rience is a plus. If you possess these talents, please
call Maggie Rosario at 778-1908.
LONGBOAT CONDO needs part-time person to
check apartments for absentee owners and do light
office work. Stair climbing involved. Three days
weekly during summer, two days winter (1000 hrs.
yearly). $9 hr. to start. Call Bayport at 383-7000 be-
tween 9 am and 3 pm.
Open 7 Days a Week For Your Convenience!
Also ... 24 hours a day on the world wide web
SALES RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT !
GREAT END UNIT on first floor with pleasant WATERS EDGE Gulfview condo! Turnkey
water view. One of the rare end-units with no one furnished with elevator, heated pool and ten-
above you. Bright and cheery with split plan. nis amenities. Fabulous for seasonal rental!
Second bedroom can also be a den. Covered Open balcony. $249,000. MLS#43760
darport at front door. $124,900. MLS#44604
DUPLEX WEST OF GULF DRIVE elevated
duplex, 2/2 and 1/1 in excellent condition close
to beach. Annual tenants, storage, laundry room
with plenty of covered parking. New roof in 1997.
Great investment! $199,000. MLS#46359
FABULOUS vacant lot in Anna Maria, west
of Gulf Drive! $249,000. MLS#46564
BUILD YOUR ISLAND DREAM HOME
on this extra large lot located in the City of
Anna Maria. $125,000. MLS#46405
NEW TUSCANY STYLE HOME beautiful
2BR/3BA plus den with solar heated pool. Gra-
ciously appointed with 10 ft.-ceilings, three-piece
crown moldings, hardwood floors, Mexican tile
and lush landscaping! $369,000. MLS#43836
NEW LISTING IN PERICO ISLES! Stained-
glass window-entry is just one of the fine features
of this 2BR/2BA with screened lanai, breakfast
nook and two-car garage. Ideally located between
town and the Islands! $215,000. MLS#44417
THIS LOVELY 3BR/2BA pool home is lo-
cated on a comer lot in Holmes Beach. Large two
lots, zoned duplex. Screen lanai overlooks 16 by
32 ft. pool, large fenced backyard, two-car garage
with workshop. $339,000. MLS#45022
DUPLEX smack dab on the beach! Fantas-
tic sunsets! 4BR/3BA and 3BR/2.5BA
units. Sea walled built like a fortress! One
of a kind. $1,150,000. MLS#45826
SPACIOUS CANAL HOME with direct ac-
cess to bay and Gulf. 3BR/2.5BA. This
home offers large rooms, nice floor plan,
boat dock and patio. Easy care Island living
at its best! $340,000. MLS#46352
LOWEST PRICED CANALFRONT home
on the Island! Screened deck overlooking
water, two blocks from beach and multi-level.
Fabulous Island home! $264,900.
BACK ON THE MARKET! Buyers loss is your
gain with this fabulous bayfront home with lots of
square footage. 3BR/3BA with large den and
great room. Boat dock with water and electric.
Ideal for large family. $439,000. MLS#34650
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> Irrigation not allowed from 10 a.m. to 4
p.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
allowed for ten minutes daily.
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* permitted any day.
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WORKER NEEDED FOR outside buildings mainte-
nance at condo on Longboat Key. Good pay and
benefits. Experience and references required. Call
383-3571 between 9 am and 3 pm.
ATTENTION SOCCER MOMS Mama Lo's Coffee
and Ice Cream needs mature person for flexible mid-
day hours. Apply in person. 101 S. Bay Blvd., across
from the Anna Maria City Pier.
HOUSEKEEPER for beach motel on Anna Maria Is-
land. Good wages and tips. Paid vacation, health insur-
ance available. Apply: Mon. Fri. 9am -1pm. Blue
Water Beach Club, 6306 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
SEEKING ENERGETIC, DEPENDABLE person for
in-home household chores, baby-sitting, laundry.
References a must. Please call 778-2296.
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Are
you interested in learning the history of Anna Maria
Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Library.
Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-6247.
MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, mulching,
trimming, clean-up, edgings, and more. Hard-work-
ing and responsible. Excellent references. Edward
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.
LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available
evening, weekend. For any computer needs-hard-
ware, software, network, commercial, private. Call
WALL & CEILING REPAIR. Drywall, texture, paint,
tiling, all handyman work. Call Fred, Monday-Satur-
day 10am-6pm at 752-7758 or mobile 545-6141.
SCREEN REPAIRS, drywall repairs, painting, car-
pentry, new/old tile work. Ceiling fans, roof repairs,
all home repairs. Low prices. 504-2027.
CERTIFIED COMPUTER TUTOR Learn to use your
computer as easy as your telephone. Free software.
Free long distance telephone. Free Internet. 383-5372.
HUSBAND FOR A DAY Odd jobs, even jobs. No job
too small. Licensed and insured. 778-2784.
HOUSE CLEANING Honest references, weekly, bi-
weekly, spring cleaning. Free estimates. Call
TREE SERVICE: Topping, trimming, shaping, re-
movals. Trim palm trees. Call Phil Brewer Tree Ser-
vice. 746-6678 or pager, 252-3300.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native-plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE Resi-
dential/commercial, full-service maintenance, land-
scaping installation, clean-ups, tree trimming, ponds,
native plants, butterfly gardens. Excellent references.
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
STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPING SERVICE, com-
plete installations and maintenance, specializing in
aquatic landscapes. Full delivery service for rock,
shell, mulch, etc. 727-5066.
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.
LOGAN'S LANDSCAPING Certified professional
mangrove trimmer with over five years experience.
Serving Manatee County, residential/commercial.
Free estimates. Excellent references. 792-7016.
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.
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.
B&D SEAMLESS aluminum gutters, five or six inch
available. Insured, free estimates. Dean Guth, owner
and operator, 729-0619.
THE COMPLETE HANDYMAN General repair and
maintenance. Specializing in ceramic tile. Excellent
Island references. 778-8655.
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TILE GUY Great selection of tile samples. Kitchens,
bathrooms, den, foyers. Off-Island prices for Island
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.
DAN MICHAEL Master carpenter/woodworker. Thirty
years craftsman experience. Interior/exterior doors, stairs,
windows, trim. Have sawmill, will travel. 745-1043.
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.
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.
WILL'S HANDYMAN SERVICE Licensed and insured.
Drywall, carpentry, finish carpentry, windows, doors,
tile, painting. 761-HELP (4357). Work guaranteed.
HANDYMAN DARYL Do it all plumbing, carpentry,
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.
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.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB: Direct Gulffront 2BR/
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.
2BR/1BA COMPLETELY FURNISHED One house
from beach. No pets. Available until December. Mini-
mum two weeks. (813) 689-0925.
PRE-SEASON VACATION studio. A/C, TV, effi-
ciency. $160 wk., thirteen minutes to beach, off
HOLMES BEACH PIRATES DEN, heated pool, pri-
vate. $350-$450 week. Stones throw to beach.
Weekend/month, no pets. 778-4368.
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 DUPLEX 2BR/2BA, screened
sunroom, A/C, washer/dryer. Raised, elevated, cov-
ered parking. Two blocks from beach. 778-8408 or
FABULOUS SELECTION of short term and seasonal
furnished rentals still available for 2000. Call Smith
BAYFRONT 2BR/2BA unfurnished annual condo.
Covered parking, pool. Available August 1. $1,100
mo. plus elec. No pets. Call Smith Realtors, (941)
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL Gulffront complex. 1BR/
1BA furnished with pool and covered parking. $700
mo plus elec. and phone. Call Smith Realtors, (941)
2BR DUPLEX ON Anna Maria Island near Commu-
nity Center. Annual lease $750 mo. First, last, secu-
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA apartment. Good loca-
tion. Annual. First, last, security. $700 mo. 795-7805.
GULFFRONT CONDO Gorgeous 2BR/2BA, turnkey
furnished, heated pool, tennis court. All utilities in-
cluded. Available August 15- December 15. $1,675
per month, plus $500 security. 778-4451.
AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY Holmes Beach
canalfront, elevated home. Completely furnished,
newly decorated. 2BR/1BA, private dock. Just three
short blocks from beach. Prefer seasonal renters.
$2500 mo. 216 So. Harbor Dr. Call (813) 971-1320.
VACATION BRADENTON BEACH Lovely old Florida
duplex. 1BR and dock, lush grounds. On bay in His-
toric District. Seasonal $2000 mo. Off season, long
weekends and weekly rates available. Non-smoking
unit. No pets. 778-4625.
ANNUAL RENTAL unfurnished waterfront condo-
minium. Pool, tennis, close to beach and mainland.
Call Old Florida Real Estate Realty 778-3377.
ANNUAL RENTALS: 2BR/1BA furnished in Anna
Maria $700 per month, available immediately; effi-
ciency-unit close to the beach $475 per month, avail-
able 9/1/00. Call Jeff Kenrick at Marina Pointe Realty
THE ISLANDER 0 AUGUST 16, 2000 0 PAGE 25
W\AGNER REALTY ,
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Besi Properties of the Island .
778-22-16 or 800 211-2323
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Residential-Commercial Interior & Exterior
Serving the Islands since 1969. 7785594 After 5 Call
Licensed and Insured 0785594 778-3468
RICK BOYCE CONSTRUCTION
From the smallest repairs to major overhaul ...
I do it all and you SAVE.
778-5075 798-0078 PAGER
20-years Island experience Insured Lic.# CGC038546
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Your bugs are our business X 6R /
Island Residents Kenny and Karen Ervin c
S Family Owned and Operated Full Service *43 Years Experience
Wouldn't that be nice?
I'll make your glass gleam!
Local Licensed Insured 725-0399
Get It Together Inc
Need Organization? I can help!
Cheaper than therapy and a lot more fun.
Home Office Confidential
Edie Force, Major Organizer, 778-7916
Wilson Walls INC
Drywall Ceiling Repair
Custom Wall Finishing Interior/Exterior
25 Yrs Experience Cell 650-7871 Eves 778-9506
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BOAT SLIP WITH 2BR/2BA condominium, includes
lighted dock with power, water, dock box, excellent
storm protection, fishing and beach areas canal is
within sight of Longboat Bridge. Large unfurnished
1,750 sq. ft., second floor with walk-in closets, fire-
place, cable included, pool, own covered parking.
Quiet and safe area, adults. Bradenton, Tidy Island
area. $1,100 per month annual. 794-1604.
SUMMER SPECIAL 1 BR/2BA, fully equipped apart-
ment, steps to beach, Anna Maria Island. Pets wel-
come, $298 per week, $998 per month. 778-1098.
.HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL rental. 2BR/1BA,
steps to beach, furnished, laundry, lanai. New to
market, all months available. (716) 473-9361.
VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across form
Beautiful beach, $350 per week. Fall and winter dates
available. Almost Beach Apartments 778-2374.
BRADENTON BEACH 1BR apartment, newly reno-
vated, very private with ocean view. Daily, weekly,
ROOMATE WANTED $450 per month includes all.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
GULFFRONT LOT, dead-end street, one of a kind!
There are no more like this. $399,000, 778-4523 or
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.
WANTED CANALFRONT HOME in City of Anna
Maria. Prefer to deal owner to owner, no Realtors
BY OWNER Holmes Beach duplex, two story. 2BR/
2BA, 1BR/1 BA with garage and extra storage below.
Central heat and air. Great rental income. One block
from beach. 212 70th Street. Must see! $239,900.
HOLMES BEACH 3BR/2BA or 2BR/1BA with at-
tached studio. Interior fully renovated. Tile floors, new
appliances. Two and one half blocks from beach.
Nice, quiet street. 205 83rd St. Days (813) 888-8889
or Eves. (813) 960-2882.
ANNA MARIA Approximately 1/3 acre, wooded wa-
terfront lot with seawall. End of canal, direct Gulf of
Mexico access. 2BR/2.5BA, separate dining, living,
family rooms. Property affords extensive expansion
potential or tear down for custom home. Closest of-
fer to $295,000. Brokers protected. Really flexible for
quick sale. Properties this size rarely available in this
area. Phone 778-0884 or www.4salebyowner.com,
enter ID# 963503174.
BRADENTON COUNTRY CLUB Outstanding home
overlooking the 14th green. Totally renovated plus a
large lot. $289,000. Call Kathy Valente, R.S. Olson
Real Estate Inc./Better Homes & Gardens, 795-3000.
HOW TO ADVERTISE
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to 5404 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, FL 34217. We're
located next to Chez Andre in the Island Shopping
Center. More information: 778-7978.
All real estate advertising herein
is subject to the Fair Housing Act, which makes it il-
legal to advertise "any preference, limitation
or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex,
handicap, familial status or national origin, or inten-
tion to make any such preference, limitation or dis-
crimination." Familial status includes children under
age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians,
pregnant women and people securing custody of chil-
dren under 18. This newspaper will not knowing ac-
cept 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 avail-
able on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of
discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777,
for the hearing impaired (TDD) 1-800-543-8294.
WELL LOCATED DUPLEX Enjoy living near
the beach in a single family neighborhood at an
affordable price. This unique two-story block
construction duplex offers 2BR/1BA on each
floor with a delightful large shaded backyard.
Price of $235,000 includes new roof and re-
painting as well as other interior upgrades. Ken
GREAT INVESTMENT Priced to sell! One
block to beaches. One cottage, plus a
fourplex. Cottage has 2BR/1BA, each unit
in fourplex has 1BR/1BA. All annual ten-
ants but could be seasonal. $399,900. Ed
Oliveira 778-4800, eves 778-1751.
INEXPENSIVE ISLAND GETAWAY Rare
2BR/1BA with bay view. Turnkey fur-
nished, well maintained with heated pool.
Move-in condition. $109,900. Call lister Ed
Oliveira 778-4800, eves 778-1751.
new bath, vanity and tile. New Mexican tile
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.
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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
REAL ESTATE SALES AND RENTALS
A lCsut& ufcaL is more than a byline it's our mission.
But we're more than friendly, we're experienced, professional
and capable of handling all of your real estate needs!
Ann (Harmon) Caron
LIC. Real Estate Broker
Accredited Residential Manager
12 years of Anna Maria Island Experience
3001 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach
941 778-6849 800 778-9599 Fax: 941 779-1750
anncaron @ ix.netcom.com
Annual / Seasonal / Monthly / Weekly
2BR/2BA and 2BR/1 BA duplex. Heated pool, steps
to the beach. Newly renovated with washers and
dryers. Call Gayle Schulz for details,778-0770.
5910 Marina Dr Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call 941-778-0770 Toll Free 800 741-3772
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779.2555 800.770.6057 315 58th St., Suite F, Holmes Beach
(right behind the Garden Center!) www.islerentals.com
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REAL ESTATE, INC.
Gloria Schorpp Helen White Mary Ann Schmidt
SEASIDE GARDENS PRIVATE DOCK
1 BR/1BA 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.
2BR/2BA Elevated home in secluded, lush tropi-
cal setting. Vaulted ceiling, eat-in kitchen, fire-
place, screened lanai, low-maintainence yard. Ca-
nal-front dock and 7,000 lb. boat lift. $349,900.
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.
SANDY POINTE 2BR/2BA second floor. Pool. $900 mo.
ANNA MARIA HOUSE 2BR/1BA. Lots of upgrades. $800 mo.
308 S. Bay Blvd. 3BR/2BA house direct bayfront, furnished $1600 mo
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
-l Moving Up?
Call Karen Day
Mike Norman Realty, inc.
3101 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach
Advertising works fast in The Islander.
HOME AND APARTMENT! 3BR/2BA home with large
lanai, big two-car garage, solar-heated pool, lots of tile,
fireplace, Jacuzzi, skylights and newer appliances.
Nice 1BR apartment has its own private drive and en-
try, $255,000. Ask for Yvonne Higgins 720-3879.
THE ISLANDER N AUGUST 16, 2000 E PAGE 27
LARGE CANAL HOME for your family and your boat.
* 3BR/2.5BA canal home
* Beautiful views from large Florida room and kitchen
* Large docking area and boat lift
* Deep water for sailboat
* No bridges to the bay and Gulf
* Offered at $340,000
PAGE 28 0 AUGUST 16, 2000 M THE ISLANDER
BY MANNY NOSOWSKY / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ
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