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Skimming the news ... Island map lets you get therefrom here ... page 14.


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Island beachfront property.


"The Best News on Anna Maria Island"


ISLANDER


Volume 8, no. 46, Sept. 27, 2000 FREE


$6 million Bridge Street development approved


By Paul Roat
Ten years ago, Bradenton Beach officials, resi-
dents and business leaders embarked on an ambi-
tious plan to revitalize the city's "downtown" the
Bridge Street area.
After more than $1 million in grant money and lots
of waiting, that investment in the future has paid off.
Bridge Street Village, a motel-restaurant-retail
shop mixed-use development on nine lots along Bridge
Street intersecting at Gulf Drive, has been unanimously
approved by city commissioners. The site includes the
now-closed Key West Willy's restaurant.
The nearly $6 million project is the creation of
Angela and Barbara Rodocker. The mother-daughter
team also own the Silver Surf Motel in the city and the


Skoloda stands by

remarks about DOT
By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria Commissioner Tom Skoloda is standing
by the remarks he made about a joint meeting he attended
of area chambers of commerce where a presentation was
made by the Florida Department of Transportation.
Skoloda made his remarks in a report to the
Anna Maria City Commission at its Sept. 14 meet-
ing as the city's liason to the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce.
"My purpose was just to give a flavor of the meet-
ing. In my opinion, they stressed it wasn't necessary to
get citizen input," Skoloda said.
Skoloda says the DOT said "they wanted to be in
line with the MPO, but they are in favor of a high-span
bridge, because it is the most cost-effective solution to
traffic problems."
Skoloda went on to say that everyone who spoke
at the meeting said they thought the megabridge was a
good idea. He wasn't sure exactly who had spoken in
favor of the bridge, but he was sure the audience com-
ments were not made by employees of the DOT.
Gene O'Dell, public information officer at the
PLEASE SEE SKOLODA, NEXT PAGE


Silver Sands Apartments Motel on Longboat Key.
Plans call for a 150-seat restaurant 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. Outdoor dining will be a feature
of the restaurant.
Paralleling Bridge Street will be seven retail shops
and two offices on the ground level. On the second and
third floor above the retail stores and offices will be 30
motel units.
An initial issue of the project was parking. A de-
velopment of the magnitude of the Bridge Street Vil-
lage although the name may change to Bridge
Walk in other areas of the city would require 122
parking spaces.


However, in the historic old-town area, which
encompasses Bridge Street, parking may be reduced
dramatically. Plans for the project call for only 90
spaces. In fact, as Emily Anne Smith of Eatman &
Smith architectural design firm put it, "Your land de-
velopment codes would allow this project to go
through with zero parking."
The Rodockers propose to shuttle restaurant pa-
trons to and from Coquina Beach during busy dining
hours. That proposal appeared to appease city commis-
sioners regarding parking problems.
After nearly three hours of presentations and dis-
cussion, only two sticking points remained.
PLEASE SEE BRIDGE STREET, NEXT PAGE


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On a rece17nt fijily trip, Chandler Hardy had the rare opportunity of coming nIose-to-nose with this bottlenose
dolphin( at Discovery Cove. According to ionim Kay Kay, it was an unbelievable experience. "Although the


boys get to see dolphins all the time, I'm sure that this
dolphins, see "Sandscript" on page 18.


is one kiss Chandler will never forget. For more on


Election over almost before it began


Be it voter apathy or recognition of a job well done,
there will be no election in Bradenton Beach Nov. 7 as
only the two incumbents qualified for office.
Commissioner Dawn Baker and Commissioner
John Chappie were the only people to complete quali-
fying papers for office by the noon Friday deadline.
They will be sworn into office for additional two-year
terms Dec. 11.
Baker represents Ward 2, which is from center line
of 23rd Street to the center line of Seventh Street North.
Chappie represents Ward 4, which is from the center
line of First Street North to the center line of Church Av-
enue, then south to the center line of Bridge Street, then
east to Anna Maria Sound and south to Longboat Pass.
Commissioners have to live in the ward they rep-
resent, but are elected by a city-wide vote. Commis-
sioners are paid $400 a month.
"I hope to see curbside recycling in Bradenton
Beach in the next two years," Baker said as to her goals
for her next term.
She also said she would push for a mission state-
ment for the city, a 20-year master plan and a five-year


plan in the future.
"We need to start looking at what happens to
places that get knocked down and rebuilt," Baker
added, stating that one of her goals is to look into "re-
vamping the planning department immediately."
Baker said she would like to look into more coop-
eration between the three Island cities "not consoli-
dation, but I think we need to look into cooperating on
things like [post-disaster cleanup I and employee insur-
ance."
She also said she hopes to see the city's financial
reserves built up in the next few years.
Chappie said he hoped to see the city's portion of
Gulf Drive designated as a federal Scenic Highway in
the next two years. He also was pleased with the devel-
opment progress on Bridge Street.
"I think we'll see more development in the city in
the next year or so," Chappie predicted, "and it's great
for the community."
He added he hoped to see revenues to the city in-
crease, and said he was looking forward to new side-
walks and bike paths in the city during his term.


IHappenrng

Library October schedule
shows increased action
The Island Branch Library will see growing ac-
tivities during October, in keeping with the increasing
action of the autumn season on the Island.
On display at the library during the month will be
the antique fan collection of Anita Palmer and works
of local artists through ARTarget, under the direction
of Kimberly Young-Shepard.
Events on the October program:
Tuesday, Oct. 3, and succeeding Tuesdays,
veterans service officer will meet with clients from
1 to 4 p.m. by appointment (arranged by calling
749-3030).
Wednesday, Oct. 4, and succeeding Wednes-
days, Family Storytime, 7 p.m.
Details may be obtained at 778-6341.


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Statue selected to honor Cortez fishers, founders


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Convinced by photos from the native territory of
many of Cortez' founders, contemporary Cortezians
have opted to put their money into a statue honoring
their roots.
The photos are of a statue of similar purpose in
Moorehead City, N.C. It is on the Atlantic coast in
Carteret County, whence fishermen came in the 1880s
to ply their difficult trade and rear large families.
And, incidentally, to found the Village of Cortez at
what had been called Hunter's Point. It now is a thriv-
ing enclave of history surrounded by the modern devel-
opment it continually fights.
A significant weapon in that fight is Cortez Water-
fronts Florida, a state-sponsored and Manatee County-
supported organization that has two state grants that
needed to be addressed.
One, for $10,000, is assigned to the Waterfronts
headquarters, where renovation and updating is under
way. The other is for $25,000, which some wanted to
put into a waterfront access next to the old schoolhouse
that the county has purchased for public use.
The photos from Carteret County apparently
changed many minds at a Waterfronts meeting last
week. They decided to spend the money on a monu-
ment to commercial fishermen and their legacy to the
village they built.
On another front, the organization heard Bradenton
architect Linda Stevenson outline the challenges inher-
ent in establishing design standards for anyplace, and
especially Cortez. She has contributed heavily to
Cortez Waterfronts.
Such standards must be tailored to the community,
she said, for there is no "one size fits all" template.


Bridge Street project OK'd
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
The plans call for linking the city parking lot with
Bridge Street through the Bridge Street Village prop-
erty, and commissioners initially proposed a deeded
easement as the vehicle for that linkage.
Smith and the Rodockers balked at the word
"easement," instead preferring a written agreement
that the public right of way would be provided.
Commissioners agreed.
The plans also called for 19 parking spaces on
Bridge Street. Commissioners initially proposed all of
the spaces would be public, but the Rodockers balked
that, wanting a few spaces set aside for motel check-
ins. Commissioners relented, arguing that any increase
in parking would be better than the current zero park-
ing in the area.
Eight letters supportive of the project were submit-
ted. Also supportive were the handful of people in at-
tendance at last Thursday's public hearing.
"If you approve a plan that assures the city is granted
a legal two-way public traffic access to and from the city
parking lot via Bridge Street, plus grants all Bridge Street
visitors the public right to also park in spaces created by
the project, I would be in support of the project," said
Bridge Street property owner Mike Hodges.
"This just might be a win-win-win situation for all
visitors and existing businesses, for businesses established
by the new project itself, and for the city, potentially im-
proving the situation for all," Hodges continued.
"These people are taking property in the center of
downtown and turning it into the anchor for the whole
downtown area," said John Kaufmann, co-owner of the
Magnolia Apartments on Bridge Street.
"This project will benefit everyone," Kaufmann said.
One of the immediate beneficiaries of the develop-
ment will be the city itself. Smith said annual tax rev-
enue to the city will be more than $21,000. Permitting
fees paid to the city are estimated at $160,000, Smith
added more than the entire building department's
annual budget.
"I am very satisfied," Vice Mayor John Chappie
said. "This has been a long journey to go from the
community redevelopment agency to today."
It was indeed a "long journey" from the creation of
the community redevelopment agency in the early
1990s to two Community Development Block Grants
totaling $1 million to the establishment of the Bridge
Street Village Smith said her firm has done 11 site
plan studies on the property over the years before the
Rodockers finally came through with the project.


The Carolina Sounder statue in Moorehead City, N.C., will be the basis of a monument to commercial fishers.


For example, big new homes covering much of a
building lot are not for Cortez, for they bring drainage
problems that the old Cortez homes built on short pil-
ings don't cause.
So Cortez Waterfronts will look into drainage,
along with zoning changes, that may be needed and
other parts of design standards to be recommended to
the county.
Another architect deeply interested in the village
will speak at a meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 in the old
firehouse where Waterfronts headquarters. He is Rob-
ert Jeffrey of St. Petersburg, head of Urban Design and
Historic Preservation there.


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria City Hall was abuzz with news
about rattlesnakes last Friday. New public works
employee Jim Martin and Gary Thorpe, a tempo-
rary worker, were picking up trash on Maple Av-
enue when they ran into a couple of baby snakes.
Both said the baby snakes, each about 18
inches long, were behaving aggressively.
The city employees killed the snakes and
brought them to city hall in a Styrofoam cup. No
one was able to say definitively what type of rep-
tile the snakes were.
Guesses and pronouncements went back and
forth between pygmy rattlesnakes and rat snakes.
No one was sure.
One thing was certain both types of snakes


Skoloda stands by comments
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
DOT's Bartow office, expressed great concern over
Skoloda's remarks.
He said he first learned of the commissioner's
comments when he received a fax of part of an Islander
newspaper article from Joy Courtney.
"We have been at great pains to listen to and consider
community input. There are no decisions on anything yet,
and we don't make any decisions until we meet with
chambers of commerce, public officials anyone who
is concerned with what we do," O'Dell said.
O'Dell said he wanted to stress that any decisions
will be preceded by public involvement "like you've
never seen."
The DOT lost a five-year battle after proposing a
high-span bridge in 1992, which was followed by a
lawsuit by citizens from Anna Maria to stop construc-
tion of a 65-foot-high, fixed-span bridge to the Island.
There is currently a similar court battle over a
fixed-span bridge to replace the Ringling bascule
bridge in Sarasota.
"We are very concerned that people will read this


The renovation of the old firehouse proceeds
apace, according to Janet Hoffman, manager of the
organization. Air conditioning has been replaced and
electricians and plumbers are on their way.
When the professionals have done their work, a big
Renovation Day is planned for Saturday, Oct. 7.
Hoffman is imploring volunteers to show up that morn-
ing to scrape, paint and generally spruce up the build-
ing.
Bell Fish Co. is donating seafood and Cortez cooks
will make it fit for a king, she said, and also will bring
their own specialties to be served the volunteer work-
ers about 4 p.m.


are probably present on the Island. Only the pygmy
rattler would be dangerous.
A call to the Manatee County Extension Service
brought the word that pygmy rattlesnakes are small
blotched snakes with rattles.
The Anna Maria snakes were small blotched
snakes all right, but no one was quite sure there were
rattles, even when looking through a magnifying glass.
No one was quite sure there weren't rattles, ei-
ther.
Nonetheless, since late summer and early fall are
the usual time for snakes to hatch, it seemed a good
time to remind Islanders that we probably do have
some poisonous snakes here.
To become more informed, call the extension
service, 722-4524, and ask for its brochure on
snakes.


and think we are the same old DOT. This is not the
case. We have learned we have to listen," said O'Dell.
"The decision to build a high span bridge is defi-
nitely not made," according to O'Dell, "and everything
is under consideration at this point, including a tunnel
or a ferryboat."
O'Dell said he was concerned that Skoloda's re-
marks would undo all the efforts of the DOT to present
a more citizen-friendly agency.
"You're going to get tired of seeing us down there.
We want to make a strong, concerted effort to involve
anyone who wants to be involved on either side," he said.
In any case, O'Dell said whatever solution to the
traffic problems to and from the Island is decided upon,
it is still years away from being a reality.
When reached for comment on O'Dell's remarks,
Skoloda said he certainly did not mean to create a flap
over the issue, but he stands by the remarks he made.
"They seemed to emphasize that they have the fi-
nal say," he said, "but they did seem to be trying not to
repeat the mistakes of the past.
"I am sorry if I gave the impression they aren't
concerned with citizen input. I thought I was reporting
accurately what I heard at the meeting," Skoloda said.


The snake scare that wasn't








Mayor, Commission defend


Island consolidation comments


By Ann McGrath
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore is not
happy about being quoted in her absence at a city com-
mission work session Sept. 12.
During a discussion of a nonbinding referendum
concerning consolidation of the three Island cities,


Going postal
Gary Vinesett and Mike Farver of Suncoast Electric
of St. Petersburg put the finishing touches on some
light covers they were installing at the new Ba)front
Plaza post office in Anna Maria. The new post office
is nearly complete and is scheduled to open within a
month. Islander Reporter: David Futch


Commissioner Don Maloney quoted Whitmore from
an October 1999 meeting when her comments were not
in favor of consolidation.
"I feel that this comment could have been saved
until I was present or at least given the opportunity to
defend my comments," Whitmore said. She was out of
town for a family vacation and could not attend the
work session Sept. 12.
"If consolidation is what is wanted in the future,
then so be it. We work for the citizens and not our own
personal agendas," Whitmore said Sept. 21. "I do' fa-
vor sharing services with neighboring cities as a first
step to try and save money for taxpayers."
Maloney said he used the quote to make a point: a
lot of work has to be done in Holmes Beach to convince
officials that consolidation is a good thing before the
commission votes for a nonbinding referendum on con-
solidation.
Commissioner Roger Lutz proposed a nonbinding
.referendum Sept. 12 to approve consolidation of Anna
Maria Island's three cities.
The purpose of the referendum was to find out if
the citizens would approve of having Island govern-
ment centralized into one entity rather than having
three separate governments, Lutz said.
"Nonbinding" means even if citizens were given
the chance to vote in favor of consolidation, they
wouldn't be legally bound to consolidate.
Maloney said he is in favor of consolidation, but
believes it should be put to the vote of the people only
after it is thoroughly explained and all three Island cit-
ies are in agreement.
"I believe that previous attempts to consolidate our
cities died because enough effort wasn't put into ex-
plaining to citizens how the many benefits of such con-
solidation would far outweigh any possible disadvan-
tages. I don't want to see any referendum until all those
benefits are proven beyond a reasonable doubt," said
Maloney.


THE ISLANDER 0 SEPTEMBER 27, 2000 0 PAGE 3

Meetings

Anna Maria City
Sept. 28, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.
Bradenton Beach
Sept. 29, 8:30 a.m., city commission work session on
Hurricane Gordon.
Oct. 4, 2 p.m., bid opening for city pier deck recon-
struction, setting of date for contractor selection.
Oct. 5, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.
Holmes Beach
Sept. 26, 7 p.m., final public hearing on 2000-01 bud-
get.
Sept. 26, 7 p.m., city commission meeting on purchase
of police boat; city election date resolution; animal
control ordinance; approval of bid for seawall restora-
tion.
Sept. 26, 7 p.m., work session on proposal to amend
ordinance regarding special police services; discussion
of flood plain management plan amendment; landscap-
ing in the right of way.
Sept. 28, 2 p.m., code enforcement meeting (tentative).
Oct. 3, noon, Tampa Bay Area Code Enforcement Of-
ficers' meeting.
Oct. 4, 7 p.m., parks and beautification committee meet-
ing.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Waterline work under way
Manatee County Utilities Department workers
are currently replacing the water lines on 11th Street
North and on Bay Drive North between 10th and 11th
streets north.
Installation should be complete by Oct. 6, accord-
ing to Bradenton Beach Public Works Director Buddy
Watts. Also, water service will be shut off from 22nd
Street North to Cortez Road from 1-5 a.m. Oct. 6 for
the water line tie-in.
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Bradenton Beach OKs modest tax hike next year


By Paul Roat
With little fanfare, Bradenton Beach city com-
missioners unanimously approved a $1.94 million
budget for fiscal year 2000-01, up from the current
$1.615 million.
Property taxes will go from the current 2.5925
mills to a proposed 2.6820, a 3.5 percent increase. A
mill is $1 for every $1,000 of assessed value of prop-
erty less any exemptions.
For an owner of a $125,000 home, less home-
stead exemption, Bradenton Beach property taxes
will amount to $268 for the fiscal year beginning
Oct. 1, up from the current $259.
Although the millage increase is at 3.5 percent,
the increase over the roll-back rate is 15 percent. The
roll-back rate is the village rate that would produce
the same revenue next fiscal year as the current year.
Only resident Adele Wiggam spoke at the final
public hearing last week on the budget.
"I'm on a fixed income and the taxes are just
about ready to send me to the poor house," she said.
"I keep seeing all those crackerjack condos on Gulf
Drive, and I was told they would help hold the taxes
down, but all I see is a tax increase every year."
Commissioner Dawn Baker said new develop-
ment in the city does indeed increase the tax base,
"but there is also an increase in services they require.
Our employees have to get raises, and the cost of
doing business in the city has gone up."
The department with the largest budget is police
at a projected $565,000 for next year, up from pro-
jected expenditures this year of $540,000. or a 5
percent increase. Most of the hike comes from in-
creased costs for employee insurance. The city re-
ceives $70,000 from Manatee County to offset ex-
penses for city police patrols of Coquina Beach.
One of the biggest increases in city departments
is in the emergency operations budget category,
which went from a current budget of $4,000 to a
proposed $16,000 for next year. Much of the in-
crease is earmarked to pay for the nine cellular
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$297,000, up from the current projected budget of
$284,000, or a 5 percent increase. The administrative
budget includes salaries of the three clerks, the five-
member city commission, travel and related items
involving city hall.
Streets and roads budget is proposed to be
$274,000, up from the projected $216,000, or a 27
percent increase. Much of the increase is represented
by the salary of a proposed additional employee and
increases in health insurance costs.
Sanitation has a proposed budget of $242,000
next year versus the current budget of $260,000.
The city's planning and building department
budget is projected to be $149,000 for next year, up
from the current budget of $148,000. Much of the
building department budget is derived from building
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The community redevelopment agency budget
for next year is $96,000, up from the current budget
of $76,000. Revenue for this budget is derived from
increased property value in the historic old town
district surrounding Bridge Street and includes
$35,000 in reserves.
Other departments in the city receiving funds is
parks, with a projected budget next year of $16,000,
up from the current budget of $1,200. The increase
is planned to provide improvements to the city's two
parks.
Major capital improvements for next year in-
clude $40,000 for street paving and $7,000 for city
hall records room improvements. The revenue to pay
for the improvements comes from reserve funds that
resulted from a one-cent local-option sales tax rev-
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$1 for every $1,000 of assessed value of property
less any exemptions. Thus a homeowner whose
house is worth $125,000, and who claims the
$25,000 homestead exemption, will pay $200 in
taxes.
The total assessed value of property in Anna
Maria City has increased, so the 2.0 millage rate,
which is the same as last year, will actually gen-
erate more revenue than it did last year. The result
is a 5.75 increase in revenue to the city.
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Islander Reporter
The city of Anna Maria has passed its bud-
get for the 2000-01 fiscal year. At a final hearing
Sept. 21, commissioners okayed the expenditure
of more than a million dollars $1,171,375 to
be exact.
The hearing was relatively calm compared to
the first reading of the proposed budget Sept. 6,
when several residents left the hearing in anger
because they were not allowed to speak during
the commissioners' discussion.
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Gordon swept up

unsightly Holmes

Beach pile problem
By Ann McGrath
Islander Reporter
Commissioner Don Maloney told the Holmes
Beach City Commission Sept. 12 that he had received
"more than one complaint" about an unsightly pile of
sand at city hall.
But when Hurricane Gordon brushed Anna Maria
Island Sept. 17, citizens gathered the sand for sandbags
and now the pile is gone.
Sarah Maloney, wife of Don and a member of the
city's parks and beautification committee, voiced her
concern about the sand pile during a board meeting
Sept. 6.
"Because of her position on the beautification com-
mittee as well as that of a proud resident," Commis-
sioner Maloney said, "she suggested that the city look
into the possibility of locating the pile somewhere less
conspicuous. Since nothing happened, she arranged for
Hurricane Gordon to come near the Island, and is now
concerned about where any new pile will be dumped."
Maloney asked for and got the commission's OK
Sept. 12 to ask Bradenton Beach and Anna Maria if
they were willing to share the cost of an automatic bag-
ging machine for sand, since they share the sand.
But now Maloney is concerned about several truck
loads of dirt which were dumped on city property Sept
11.
Holmes Beach has an agreement with its citizens
about dirt, Public Works Director Joe Duennes told city
commissioners. Dirt dug up in the process of a resident
building a swimming pool is accepted by the city and
used as fill, he said.
Maloney said he hopes the city can rescind that
privilege and do away with the remaining piles.
"There's always a need for fill," said Duennes, and
he plans to use some of the new dirt on the soccer field.
"If the dirt was coming from anywhere but the Island,
we'd be gaining on it," said Commissioner Roger Lutz
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adopted by the
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Island Rotary adopts orphanage in Peru


The Anna Maria Island Rotary Club has adopted the
village orphanage in Huanaco, Peru, and is seeking
items to send to the orphans there.
The orphanage is the club's international service
project for the 2000-01 club year and is part of Rotary
International's Operation Condor.
That operation has made an extensive visit to the
village clinic in Huanaco, said Island Rotary President
Ernie Kerr, to provide medical service to the Andean
community. The visit was by volunteer medical person-
nel and other interested Americans.
The Island club has launched a series of activities to
obtain "sorely needed supplies of a common nature to
people in the U.S., but a luxury in Huanaco," Kerr said.


Currently the club is collecting toothbrushes and
toothpaste for children there, and in future drives will
collect such items as bandages, socks and "other items
of desperate need by the Huanaco orphans."
People wishing to contribute to the Huanaco Or-
phanage Need Campaign may leave items at Ches's
Pasta Plus restaurant, 5366 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach,
when the club meets there Thursday mornings. Other
times during the week contributions may be left with
Carol Duncan at the First National Bank of Manatee,
5324 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, where she is vice
president. She is secretary of the Rotary club.
Further information may be obtained from Jim
Dunne, president-elect of the club, at 778-4060.


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Time for a study?
Anna Maria Islanders proclaim "Hail this feisty Island!"
And nothing makes Islanders more feisty than the
thought of giving up their personal identity or that of their
city. The mere thought of "consolidation" of the three Island
cities is enough to rile the bile of almost all residents of Anna
Maria, Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach.
Perhaps the term "cooperation" would be a kinder, more
gentler phrase for officials to mull over.
What seems to be different about this round of consoli-
dation talk is that it's gone 'round and 'round in Holmes
Beach without involving the other cities. Not that Bradenton
Beach and Anna Maria haven't talked about it. They're just
not talking to each other.
Consolidating negotiations on franchise agreements,
employee health insurance, emergency services contracts
and legal counsel have all come up recently in one, two or
all three cities.
What's been amusing us is that Holmes Beach seemed
to be putting on a push to have consolidation on the Novem-
ber general election ballot without asking the other two cit-
ies to do the same.
What's the point if only Holmes Beach polled its vot-
ers as to whether they'd support merging with the other two
governments?
It turned into little more than a rift and a flurry of let-
ters between Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore and
Commissioner Don Maloney, when the whole idea this go
round was brought up by Holmes Beach Commissioner
Roger Lutz.
Is it time to sit down for a "roundtable" with honest
discussion, some enlightened direction and some hope-
fully agreement on proceeding with the simplest coopera-
tive goals?
We're three cities with common issues. We should
share even if it's one small step at a time.
We'll bring coffee and donuts.

Rift no. 2
Anna Maria Commissioner Tom Skoloda isn't giving
any ground to the Florida Department of Transportation. He
said what he heard them say, and he's sticking to it.
On the other hand, our district DOT's spokesperson
came forward to say the conversation (at a meeting he didn't
attend) was misstated.
It was a joint meeting of representatives of the Anna
Maria and Manatee chambers of commerce, not a public
meeting, and the DOT was asked to make a presentation.
The Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organi-
zations' Mike Guy called us after he heard from the DOT
regarding our story with Skoloda's message to his fellow
Anna Maria commissioners.
"This is a kinder, gentler DOT," Guy insisted.
He said this round of bridge talks would be different and
that there's a different attitude at the top.



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Anyone who went through the last round of bridge talks
knows how autocratic the past director was in his quest to
build a 65-foot-high, fixed-span bridge from Perico to Anna
Maria Island so a new attitude will be welcome.
Guy insisted the "Island community's opinions" will
receive consideration, when in the past we were told the is-
sue of bridge replacement is "strictly regional."


By Egan


And, as we also know, from the example in Sarasota,
it's not always local opinion that wins out with DOT. The
City of Sarasota is opposed to DOT's plans to build a
megabridge to replace the Ringling Causeway Bridge and it
hasn't swayed DOT.
When it's all said and done, if what Islanders really,
really want is a tunnel, will they build it?


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Chamber director clarifies issues
As a member of the board of directors of the Anna
Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, as well as a resident
of the City of Anna Maria, I would like to clarify a few of
the issues that have recently been reported.
In the Anna Maria city commissioners' meeting of Sept.
14 it was reported by Commissioner Tom Skoloda that the
chamber was apparently backing the Florida Department of
Transportation's recommendation to replace the current
drawbridge with a 65-foot-high fixed-span bridge. This is
not the case.
The Anna Maria Chamber of Commerce has not en-
dorsed any bridge, nor has it taken a stand on whether or not
the bridge needs to be replaced. Having attended the same
DOT meeting as Mr. Skoloda, no endorsement was given to
the DOT by any Island chamber member during the meet-
ing. What was endorsed was encouraging input from the
Island community regarding this issue.
It was also mentioned at the city meeting and later re-
ported in your newspaper that the chamber wants to spon-
sor an event in December in the City of Anna Maria. While
a representative of the city has approached the chamber to
consider such a sponsorship, neither the executive board nor
the board of directors has approved such an event. A vari-
ety of events and dates have been suggested besides the
December 16 pier reopening. The chamber is considering all
of them and will respond to the City of Anna Maria when
and if a favorable decision is reached.
Tom Kubik, Anna Maria

DOT: Here's what we said
An article in the Sept. 20 edition of The Islander con-
cerning the Aug. 29 combined meeting of the Anna Maria
Island and Bradenton Chambers of Commerce reported


statements made by Anna Maria City Commissioner Tom
Skoloda which require clarification to your readers.
At that meeting, Bryan Williams of the Florida De-
partment of Transportation responded to questions con-
cerning a number of transportation issues. Mr. Williams
is reported to have said, "There is a problem with traffic
on the Palma Sola Causeway and the fixed-span bridge
would be the least expensive solution to problems in the
area."
Let me make it clear to your readers that Mr. Williams
made no such statement. The Department has not even be-
gun preliminary studies to determine the "least expensive so-
lution."
Concerning the question of possibly replacing the Anna
Maria Bridge, your article contains the quote, "Skoloda said
Williams stated that the DOT has the authority to make the
decision without citizen approval."
First, the Department does not have legal authority to
make such a decision without citizen involvement. Also, Mr.
Williams repeatedly said that, should studies determine that
a bridge replacement is needed, the Department will work
closely with local businesses and residents to explore alter-
native solutions and to seek suggestions and guidance con-
cerning design options.
Replacement of the aging Anna Maria Bridge is cer-
tainly one option we may consider. But we are very much
aware of the lessons of history and we cannot succeed in any
major project without the cooperation and assistance of the
local community. We will not take the first step without
actively soliciting public support.
That is the message Mr. Williams delivered clearly at
the Aug. 29 meeting, and that is what Mr. Skoloda should
have reported.
Gene O'Dell, Florida Department of Transportation
public information director


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THE ISLANDER E SEPTEMBER 27, 2000 E PAGE 7

Antique fan show opens at Island Branch Library


By Ann McGrath
Islander Reporter
Anita Palmer collects antique hand fans.
Some of her collection will be featured in an ex-
hibit during the month of October at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Palmer started the hobby six years ago after visit-
ing Sarasota's Ringling Museum while vacationing
with in-laws Charles and Louise Palmer of Holmes
Beach. There she saw hand fan displays for the first
time. She admired Elsa Zelley's fan display and discov-
ered that her mother-in-law knew Elsa.
The fan displays were located near the end of the
museum tour, Palmer said, and after a long day she was
surprised and overwhelmed by their beauty.
After admiring "case after case after case" of fans,
she was struck with a passion for collecting fans.
"It just hit me like a whammy! I had to collect fans.
They were absolutely beautiful," Anita said.
When she returned to her home in New York state,
she scoured the Albany area, New York City, White
Plains and Boston. Now she attends antique shows and
searches antique stores, but the best buys are often
found by word of mouth, she said. Proprietors of an-
tique stores call fan owners and put them in touch with
Palmer, she said, because fans are delicate and not of-
ten displayed.
The first in her collection, an 1890s English fan
made of black silk with sequins and spangles, was from
Zelley's collection. It was a Christmas gift from her
mother-in-law.
Other fans in Palmer's collection date from 1740
through the 1960s, although most are from the 19th
century, she said.
The 19th century fans were the "real thing." Palmer
said, because women during that time used the fans for
cooling. High-quality fans made of painted silk, lace,
voile, ribbons, ostrich feathers, etched ivory, or carved
mother of pearl and tortoise shell were for the very rich,
she said, while those made of paper and wood were for
those not so affluent.
Mythology was a popular theme for scenes used to
decorate fans in the 1700s through the mid-1800s,



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Palmer said.
In Europe, fans were painted in France, but carved
and etched in Spain.
Fans with a story to go with them or a history are
most appealing for collecting, she said.
Her collection includes several different styles and
types.
One in her collection is a "brise," dated 1898, from
the Munich School of Art. Each wooden stick in the fan
was painted with a different scene by individual stu-
dents. The fan was made and sold to raise funds for the
school, Palmer said. A brise is made completely of
wood or horn sticks.
Another in her collection is an art nouveau fan,
dated 1910, which looks exactly like a butterfly. It's
made of mother of pearl.
And she also has a "thousand-faces" fan from
China. It displays many tiny people, each with a
uniquely individualized face painted on ivory with
clothing fashioned from silk.
A French voile fan with ribbon flowers and blond
tortoise shell sticks is one of her favorites, she said.


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North America where she is chairman of the Patrons
Committee. She is also a member of the Fan Circle
International of Great Britain.
FANA meets once a year for five days. During that
timemembers go to museums and lectures. Each year
the meeting is in a different state. Last year they met
in New York. Palmer said she's looking forward to the
meeting this year in New Mexico because she has
never seen the American West. In 2003, she'll be host-
ing the meeting in Georgia.
She and husband Chuck took early retirement and
moved to Holmes Beach last year from Delmar, N.Y.
She was an executive assistant at a brokerage company
in Albany and he was a management analyst for the
state of New York.
Now they are active in volunteer work at the Mote
Marine Laboratory and the Ringling Museum. Chuck
has also been involved with the Concerned Citizens
Group of Manatee County.
Anita's fans will be on display during the month of
October at the library.


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Center funding same as last year from Anna Maria


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
It came down to the wire for the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, but Anna Maria city commission-
ers voted to fund $16,000 for the coming fiscal year,
the same level as last year.
The action was taken at the city's final budget hear-
ing Sept. 21.
For a while, it looked as though the Center would
be cut from Anna Maria's budget as commissioners
slashed funding during its budget workshops. Then at
the first public hearing for the 2000-01 budget, com-
missioners agreed to put in $9,000 for the Center.
They also decided to give Center funding its own
line item in the budget instead of calling it a donation.
Last week commissioners heard from numerous
Center supporters who were not pleased with the reduc-
tion in funding.
Allen Bobo, vice chairman of the Center's board of
directors, told commissioners the Center provided 1.65
million hours of functions and programs annually.
"Our funding is very minuscule compared to what it
would cost the city to provide its own parks and recreation
component. It's time to step up to the plate and do what's
right for every person in this community," Bobo said.
Several supporters of the Center and City Attorney
Jim Dye pointed out that the city is required by the state
and by the city's comprehensive plan to have a parks
and recreation component.
Commissioner Tom Skoloda said he disagreed
with that interpretation of the comprehensive plan. He
also said the city provides an in-kind donation of rent
worth $53,000 to the Center.
Center Executive Director Pierrette Kelly pointed
out that the property the Center uses was never on Anna
Maria's tax roles. She said the Center was donated to
the Island communities by the Manatee County School
Board for the dedicated purpose of providing recreation
to the people of the Island.
Commissioner Jay Hill had praise for the materi-


als provided to the commission by the Center. Among
the information provided was a chart showing what
each Island city contributes to the Center, and the per-
centage of users from each.
Anna Maria contributes 36 percent of the funding,
Bradenton Beach 12 percent, and Holmes Beach 52
percent, according to the information provided.
On the other hand, 43 percent of the Center users
come from Anna Maria, 49 percent from Holmes
Beach, and 8 percent from Bradenton Beach, accord-
ing to the documents.
A report comparing the recreation budgets of eight
Florida cities showed the Center is the only facility
with funding from sources other than its city. For ex-
ample, the Anna Maria Center received $196,000 from
fundraising events. None of the other cities compared
in the report had any revenue from fund raisers.
The Center received $220,969 from private contri-
butions last year. None of the others organizations in
the other cities had any private contributions.
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"As a mother, I could not do what the Center has
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Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh said if parents of the 75
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to pay for similar services, it would cost much more
than the $18,000 the Center was asking from the city.
There was a roll call vote on a motion to fund
$16,000, $2,000 less than the requested amount. The
final vote was 4-1 with Skoloda opposed.
Commissioner Doug Wolfe, who has voted against
funding the Center in the past, voted yes, saying, "I was
all but physically accosted in the post office, in the
video rental store, in the streets, at Publix, at
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Streetlife


Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Sept. 16, 100 block Bay Boulevard South, trespass.
An officer found some people trespassing on the Anna
Maria City Pier in an area where there are locked gates
and posted no trespassing signs.
Sept. 20, 100 block Palm Avenue, credit card theft.
A man posing as a computer expert showed up at the
victim's house and asked him if he wanted help learn-
ing computer skills. The victim invited the man inside
and they talked in the living room. While the victim
was distracted, the man allegedly took a MasterCard
from a caddy that was on a coffee table. The man then
made up a story that he had to go and quickly left. The
victim contacted his bank about the incident.

Bradenton Beach
Sept. 16, 1600 block Gulf Drive North, domestic
disturbance. A couple staying at Trade Winds Resort
got into a fight and the woman's boyfriend locked her
out of their bungalow where they were vacationing. An
officer got the man to let the woman back in the bun-
galow and they agreed to sleep in separate bedrooms.
Sept. 17, 2500 block Gulf Drive North, accident.
A South Carolina man backed in to a steel pole hold-
ing up the Circle K sign and crushed his rear bumper
and broke out the rear window of his car.
Sept. 17, 2200 block Gulf Drive North, battery. Two
men got into a fight at the Sunset Beach Motel when the
owner of the motel told a man to get his truck off the
motel's property. The man tried to explain he parked there
so he could look at the waves caused by Hurricane Gor-
don. According to the report, the owner of the motel
started using profanity and the man told him not to talk to
him like that and that he would remove his car. At that
point, the motel owner struck the man's car with his hand,
then walked up to the man and hit him on the face and
neck. The victim called police and the motel owner alleg-
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second time. The victim then pushed the motel owner to
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they had two hours to get off the beach. When the couple
asked who he was, the man allegedly told the couple he
was a police officer. They asked to see his badge and he
showed them a cupped hand, but no badge. The couple
also said the man almost hit his daughter with his car in
the Beach House Restaurant parking lot. Longboat Key
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Anna Maria's deputy city clerk has resigned. Carol
Baker is leaving to work with her sisters in a new firm
called Three Sisters Accounting Solutions Inc.
Baker came to the city as a temporary worker in
February. She became a permanent full-time employee
at the end of March.
"We never expected the new business to take off
so fast. I have to put in full-time hours already," said
Baker.
The flag at city hall wasn't flying at half-mast, but
city employees and commissioners are in mourning,
according to Vice Mayor Doug Wolfe.


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
LaCosta condominium has "gone through
$30,000" for turtle-friendly lights and wants some
official guidance on what else to do.
Taking sharp issue with charges that the
Bradenton Beach Gulffront complex at 1800 Gulf
Drive is out of compliance with turtle protection
laws and hasn't tried to correct deficiencies,
LaCosta Manager Dan Talley said he and his own-
ers have "gone above and beyond" to accommo-
date turtles.
Six or seven nests are made by loggerhead
turtles every season in the beach in front of
LaCosta, he said, and the people there have fol-
lowed every direction to safeguard the turtles.
Hatchlings nearly always emerge from their
nests at night and their instinct is to scramble to-
ward the sparkle of the sea and relative safety.
Shoreside lights often attract them to their death in
traffic or shrubbery or predators.
Owners last June installed $500 worth of am-
ber covers over lights at LaCosta, Talley said, at
the request of Suzi Fox, who holds the state ma-
rine turtle preservation permit for the Island. Then
"she advised us that they were not good enough
and that \e should try blue lens covers" for an-
other $500.


Woman's Club opens season
with butterfly discussion
The Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island will be-
gin its 2000-01 season with a meeting at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center at 1 p.m. Wednesday,
Oct. 4.
The Butterfly Garden at Holmes Beach City Hall
will be discussed by Connie Hodsdon at this public
meeting.
Hostesses will be Beverly Long, chair, and Irene
Murphy, Mary Bear, Helen Intile, May Cooper and Jan
Jansen.
Details may be obtained by calling 778-3898.

Reading workshop scheduled
by Gulf Coast Writers
The Gulf Coast Writers will meet at 10:15 a.m.
Monday, Oct. 2, at the Island Branch Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Writers are to bring
original poems and essays to this reading workshop,
which is open to the public. Details may be obtained at
792-5295.


Euphemia Haye's instructional
lunch program starting
The Euphemia Haye restaurant on Longboat Key
will start its annual autumn Lesson Luncheon program
with a "Que Pasa?" affair Wednesday, Oct. 4.
Chef Raymond Arpke will teach the classes, which
include preparation of the lunch and consumption
thereof by the students. Classes will be eight sessions
Wednesday or Thursday through November.
They range from Latin through Russian to German
meals. All will be at the restaurant, 5540 Gulf of
Mexico Drive, From 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Cost is
$50 per person per class. Prospective students may reg-
ister and receive further information at 383-3633.


"It feels like we're having a wake around here, as
one does for a departed," he said.
City Clerk Alice Baird said Baker will be sorely
missed. "People like her come around only once or
twice in a clerk's lifetime."
Baird and Wolfe praised Baker's cheerfulness and
organizational skills.
Baker has offered to stay on through October to do
accounting and to train a replacement.
Baird said the city will advertise immediately for
a deputy clerk. The city is also advertising for an ad-
ditional clerk to handle receptionist duties at city hall.


Then "we were advised that we should have
special light shields made at a cost of $30 per fix-
ture ... and we have 50 of these fixtures for an ad-
ditional $1,500 plus installation."
Talley says he installed switches to cut off
lights visible from the beach, another $1,000, and
Fox "inspected the building at night and gave me
thumbs up."
Additional shielding was required, Talley said he
was told by former Bradenton Beach Code Enforce-
ment Officer Gerry Rathvon. That would take a spe-
cial assessment on members, Talley said, so Rathvon
agreed foil would do for shielding until next season.
This sea turtle hatching season is almost over,
so Talley's concern now is for next year. And he
still doesn't know for sure what to do to please ev-
eryone and safeguard the turtles.
"The whole problem is that there is not enough
data to know what bulbs and fixtures are effective,
so we are told to try this and try that at our expense.
Not even Florida Power & Light knows. Our condo
alone has spent $30,000 on guesses.
"This should be researched and the state and
county and cities and the power company decide
which should be installed. LaCosta, and I as an in-
dividual, want desperately to do the right thing, if
only somebody knew for sure what the right thing
would be."


Holmes Beach to host
regional code meeting
The city of Holmes Beach will host a
monthly meeting of code enforcement officers
from the Tampa Bay area Oct. 3.
Code enforcement officers from cities
within Manatee, Sarasota, Pinellas, and
Hillsborough counties will discuss changes in
the law and hear comments from a guest speaker.
At the last meeting, a representative from the
state spoke about hotel regulation, said Holmes
Beach Code Enforcement Officer Walter
Wunderlich.
Approximately 30 to 40 people are expected
to attend.
This is the first occasion for Holmes Beach
to host the group at its new city hall.


Card exchange scheduled
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
will host a business card exchange for 5 p.m. Wednes-
day, Sept. 27, at Harrington House Bed and Breakfast,
5626 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, followed by a board
of directors meeting at 7 p.m. Details are available at
778-1541.

Boating skills, seamanship
classes start Tuesday
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 81 will conduct
boating skills and seamanship classes starting Tuesday,
Oct. 3, and continuing for seven consecutive Tuesdays
and Thursdays.
The sessions will be from 7 to 9 p.m. in Room 62,
Manatee Technical Institute, 5603 34th St. W.,
Bradenton. The classes are free but course materials
must be purchased. Students may register and receive
further information at 798-9544.


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Obituaries


Garfield Adams
Garfield Adams, 77, of Anna Maria Island, died
Sept. 17 in Blake Medical Center.
Born in Red Banks, N.J., Mr. Adams came to
Manatee County from River Plaza, N.J., 15 years ago.
He served in the 102nd Cavalry Recon Squadron in the
U.S. Army in World War II and in the Korean War. He
was retired from the U.S. government in Fort
Monmouth, N.J. He was a member of Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church.
Services were Sept. 23 at Gloria Dei Lutheran
Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the
Garfield Adams Memorial Fund in care of Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach
FL 34217.
He is survived by wife Ether of Anna Maria Island;
daughters Dr. Carole E. of Winter Park and Janet
Adams-Lilly of Miami Shore; and four grandchildren.

Otto W. Beutler
Otto W. Beutler, 85, of Bradenton, died Sept. 18 in
Golden Pond Retirement Residence.
Born in Chicago, Mr. Beutler came to Manatee
County from Indianapolis in 1979. He was a retired plant
maintenance supervisor from Western Electric Co. after
36 years. He served in the U.S. Army during World War
II. He attended Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. He was a
member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.
Visitation was Sept. 21 at Griffith-Cline Funeral
Home, Bradenton Chapel. Memorial contributions may
be made to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Building Fund,
6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217, or to
Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd.,
Sarasota FL 34238.
He is survived by wife Lillian: daughters Sharon
Swackhamer of Sparks, Md., and Maureen Wilson and
Denise Cothron, both of Bradenton: brother William R. of
Oak Brook, Ill.; five grandchildren; and three great-grand-
children.
Onelia Duran Pierola Castillo
Onelia Duran Pierola Castillo, 97, of Bradenton.
died Sept. 18 in Golden Pond Assisted Living.
Born in Tampa. Mrs. Castillo came to Manatee
County from there 15 years ago. She was a cigar maker.
There will be no services. Blount, Curry and Roel
Funeral Home, Tampa, was in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by son Gil Pierola Sr. of Bradenton
and formerly Bradenton Beach; brother Julio Duran of
Tampa: three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Julia 'Judy' R. Jacoby
Julia "Judy" R. Jacoby. 83, of Bradenton, died
Sept. 23 in Blake Medical Center.
Born in Irvington, Md., Mrs. Jacoby came to
Manatee County from Chevy Chase, Md., in 1976. She
was a homemaker. She was a member of Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church, Holmes Beach. She was a member
of the Woman's Club of Bethesda, Md., for 35 years.
Services were Sept. 26 at Gloria Dei Lutheran
Church. Burial will be in Mansion Memorial Park,
Ellenton. Griffith-Cline Funeral Homes was in charge
of arrangements.
She is survived by husband Dr. Robert E.; son Ri-
chard E. of Tolono, Ill.; three grandchildren; and four
great-grandchildren.

Gerrit 'Kid' Swart
Gerrit "Kid" Swart, 85, of Bradenton, died Sept. 19
at home.
Born in Rocky Point, N.C., Mr. Swart came to Mana-
tee County from Wilmington, N.C., in 1974. He was a
retired farmer. He was Baptist.
Visitation and services were Sept. 22 at Toale Broth-
ers Funeral Home and Braden River Cemetery.


Registration begins Monday
for Longboat classes
The Longboat Key Education Center will open
Monday, Oct. 2, for registration for fall classes,
with the autumn schedule to begin Nov. 6.
Complete listings of all courses, workshops.
day trips, field trips and special events are avail-
able at the center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, or
will be mailed on request at 383-8811.


He is survived by wife Ruth B.; sons Joseph Paul of
Holmes Beach, Ernst Michael and Gary Francis, both of
Castle Hayne, N.C., and David Allen and James Dirk,
both of Wilmington; daughters Betty Jean Peterson of
Chesapeake, Va., and Mary Elizabeth Clark of Apollo
Beach; 18 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Charles R. 'Charlie' Whittaker
Charles R. "Charlie" Whittaker, 86, of Holmes
Beach, died Sept. 24 at Bay Pines Hospital in St. Pe-
tersburg.
Whittaker was one of the first helicopter test pilots
and was in Lakehurst, N.J., with a photographer to film
the landing of the largest airship in the world, the
Hindenberg.
The photographer he flew to Lakehurst captured
one of the most famous shots ever taken, the
Hindenberg in flames as passengers tried to jump to
safety. Whittaker's plane is in the lower right-hand
corner of that photograph.
Born in New Jersey, Mr. Whittaker came to Mana-
tee County in 1948.
He worked for the Holmes Beach Police Depart-
ment and later flew a helicopter for the Manatee
County Sheriff's Office.
His long-time friend and fellow law enforcement
officer W.H. "Snooks" Adams remembers Whittaker
as a stand-up human being.
"He lived in a houseboat at the city boat basin by
Pete Reynard's restaurant and was the first helicopter
pilot for the sheriff's department," Adams said. "He
was a helluva good guy. He was married to a local girl
named Dorothy Raymond, daughter of Sug Raymond.
He was a good buddy of mine. He loved model rail-
roads and had a number of them."
Whittaker gained notoriety in the 1940s as one of
the first helicopter test pilots. He tested the NX-1270,
the forerunner of the modern-day helicopter.
Several years of design work went into the "air
flivver" and it was ready for testing. The problem was
nobody knew how to fly the new contraption.
Whittaker began "practicing" by having the heli-
copter tethered to the ground, which didn't allow the
craft to lift more than six inches off the deck. The prac-
tice allowed him to learn how to manipulate the con-
trols. Later he would learn how to lower the craft as
they raised the rope six feet.
After a number of sessions, Whittaker told the
ground crew to cut the rope and he was off on one of
the first vertical flights ever achieved.
Whittaker said the best description of those early
helicopter flights came from his friend and fellow test
pilot Les Morris who said, "It's like getting into a
shower, putting a wet cake of soap on the floor and try-
ing to step on it with both feet."
Whittaker once said that crop dusting was his first
love.
"Crop dusting separates the men from the boys,"
Whittaker said. "It's precision flying at its best."
Whittaker served in the U.S. Air Force during
World War II.
There will be a memorial service Saturday, Sept.
30, at 11 a.m. at Roser Memorial Community Church,
512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Griffith-Cline Funeral
Homes Island Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by daughter Shirley A. Jones of
Sarasota; three grandchildren; and seven great-grand-
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Huffman hole-in-one
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Asked about the shot, Huffman said, "I never saw
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SPORTS, FROM PAGE 12
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WC Refrigeration 0-2-0 0

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LaPensee 2-0-0 6
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Air America 0-2-0 0

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Jessie's Store 2-1-0 6
Galati Marine 1-1-0 3
Palm Tree Villas 0-2-0 0

Playing a scramble format, the foursome shot a
seven-under 65.
The Hogan flight was won by the team of Erik
Sconberg, Jeff Wilkes and Rich and Ed Baran. They
shot a team-low 60 for the best score of the day.
Foursomes were separated into flights with 19.7
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Anna Maria Island

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soccer schedule
Instructional League Age 5-7
Sept. 27 Island Animal Clinic vs. Bistros
Island Sun vs. Oden-Hardy Construction
Sept. 28 Island Animal vs. Bridge Street Pier &
Cafe
Harry's Continental Kitchens vs. Oden-
Hardy
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Bistros vs. Danziger Allergy, Sinus and
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Sept. 29 Palm Tree Villas vs. Jessie's Island Store
Oct. 3 Jessie's vs. Galati
Oct. 4 Palm Tree Villas vs. Island Spirit
All games start at 6 p.m.

Division II Age 10-11
Sept. 27 Air America vs. Island Pest Control at
7:30 p.m.
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Oct. 4 Island Pest vs. LaPensee Plumbing at
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Division I Age 12-14
Sept. 29 Longboat Observer vs. Air & Energy
Oct. 2 Mr. Bones vs. Observer
Oct. 3 West Coast Refrigeration vs. Air & Energy
All games start at 7:30 p.m.

Horseshoe winners
Winners in the Sept. 23 horseshoe games
were Jack Cooper of Holmes Beach and Bill
Starrett of Anna Maria. Runners-up were
George Landraitis of Holmes Beach and Tom
Skoloda of Anna Maria.


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Islander Katie Cole has passion for movement
By Diana Bogan
Islander Correspondent Like a
Dance is an outlet for emotions, an expression of ideas bird...
and a passion for Katie Cole. Cole discovered dance Katie
through her mothers love for it, and began taking ballet, Cole takes
tap and jazz classes at age 4. to the air
"I don't remember not dancing. It's something I've with ease
always wanted," said Cole. "I'm always adding new skills and
to help me move better and give me new options." grace.
After graduating from the University of South Florida
with a bachelors degree in fine arts with a concentration
in modem dance, Cole received a scholarship to study
with Jennifer Muller's company in New York.
"After I saw Ron Brown, who studied under Muller,
perform at the American Dance Festival in North Caro-
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Cole said. "Brown had a style that was free but strong and
seemed out of control, yet he was always in control. I
loved it."
Cole spent two years training daily with Muller before
deciding to bring her experience back to Florida. Cole's I '.
thirst for new experiences in movement has taken her to
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While visiting a friend working at Cypress Gardens,
she auditioned for the circus show and was hired. Work-
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skills that had her balancing on ladders, hanging from
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"I'm not afraid of heights and I try to integrate other
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That same year she joined her fellow USF graduates in a
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Now in their fourth season together, Cole is hoping
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Moving Current and modem dance both give her the free-
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"Dancing is my outlet for passion and modern dance


THE ISLANDER E SEPTEMBER 27, 2000 E PAGE 17
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Dolphin stories, some ominous overtones


"Dolphins are beautiful swimmers, exquisitely
adapted to their habitat. They are also large, effective
predators who kill and consume prey we desire for
ourselves.
"They symbolize freedom, but some of the envi-
ronments they occupy are becoming less and less con-
ducive to their health and well-being.
"They appear in some cases to seek and enjoy
people, yet some people do them harm.
"Their large brains and elaborate behaviors cause
people to see in dolphins something of ourselves.
Whatever people see, the bottlenose dolphin is, for
,most of us, not simply another species of mammal."
That quote is from the book "The Bottlenose Dol-
phin" by Sarasota's Dr. Randy Wells, co-authored with
John E. Reynolds III and Samantha D. Eide. It's prob-
ably the most comprehensive investigation of dolphin
behavior, physiology, history and daily life I've read.
The book also contains some fascinating informa-
tion.
Dolphin forefathers date back about 52 million
years. Those critters weren't much like what we see off
the beach and in the bays today: they didn't have
streamlined bodies, the blowhole was at the front of the
snout rather than on the top of the head, and they had
back legs rather than a tail.
The early dolphins evolved, though, starting about
36 million years ago. Fossil remains from about 2 mil-
lion years ago pretty much mimic the "Flipper" of to-
day.
Dolphin are found throughout almost all of the
world's oceans. The only limiting factor seems to be
cold water warm water doesn't seem to hinder dol-
phins, but like Floridians, they just can't stand the cold.
As you probably know, dolphins are mammals.
They bear their young alive, females feed their young
milk and dolphins breathe air. Unlike humans, though,
they don't have hair or sweat glands, although other
than those two distinctions, dolphins share uncanny
similarities to humans.
Another difference between the marine mammals
and humans is a stomach or rather stomachs. Dol-
phins have three of 'em. the better to digest fish. Oh.
and dolphin teeth are used just for grabbing and hold-
ing fish, which are swallowed whole, not chewed.
Dolphins are sleek, streamlined swimming ma-
chines. The authors of the book reveal that the whole
shape and structure of a dolphin is perfectly adapted for
cutting through the water at speeds of better than 18
mph. A "cruising speed" for a dolphin is upwards of 7
mph; by comparison, a very, very fast Olympic swim-
mer can sprint through the water at speeds of little more
than 5 mph.
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in Anna Maria Sound. As part of the process, I was
allowed to hold a dolphin for a while, and was amazed
at how smooth his skin was.
No wonder. Dolphins shed their rough skin as of-
ten as once every two hours to keep that sleek, stream-
lined appearance, reducing drag through the water.
More about drag. Something called "wave drag"
takes place when dolphins swim near the surface to
take a breath of air. Studies with models indicate that
drag is as much as five times greater at the surface than
if a dolphin is a few feet below the surface.
In fact, the wave drag is so great that it is more energy
efficient for a dolphin to jump clear of the water than to
cruise along at the surface. Perhaps that's why dolphin
seem to jump so much, although I like to think that they
jump just for the joy of it and to entertain those of us
fortunate enough to be nearby watching.

Dangerous waters
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and porpoises and increased numbers of dead marine
mammals washing up on shores from Hawaii to Maine
have scientists asking what causes these events," say
the folks at the Center for Marine Conservation.
"Some of the suspects include contaminants, vi-
ruses and toxic algae blooms triggered by land-based
pollution," a report from the CMC continues.
The report continues with some pretty grim statis-
tics:
Currently, 39 of 144 U.S. populations of whales,
dolphins and seals suffer such high levels of human-
caused mortality that the populations cannot grow and
recover.
Between 40-45 percent of of U.S. coastal waters
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pollution, mostly from runoff.
In 1999. roughly 656 items of debris were found
for every mile of beach covered during the Interna-


tional Coastal Cleanup.
In 1998, more than 7,200 beach closures or advi-
sories were issued because the beaches or water pose
some type of human health risk.
Four percent of U.S. land is in some form of wil-
derness. As of June 2000, less than one-half of 1 per-
cent of our ocean waters received similar protection,
and only one-half of 1 percent of that area, or less than
50 square miles, prohibits extractive use, such as fish-
ing and mining.
Key habitats such as spawning streams, wetlands
and seagrass beds essential to ocean life continue
to decline. The United States has lost about half of its
wetlands. Of the 100 million or so acres that remain, we
lose nearly 100,000 acres, or 10 percent, every year to
development.
Remember that we as humans can get out of the
water if it poses a health risk. Dolphins can't.

'Carpathia' found
Enough about dolphins for now, and on to another
deep-sea mystery found.
Scientists have discovered the "Carpathia," the
ship that rescued the passengers on the ill-fated "Ti-
tanic."
The ship was found in about 500 feet of water 120
miles off Ireland in the Atlantic Ocean. It was sunk by
a German U-boat in 1918 during World War I.
What I like about the find is that it was funded
largely by Clive Cussler, the author of the Dirk Pitt
stories. Cussler has pretty much mimicked the adven-
turer-explorer character he created, finding a bunch of
sunken ships over the years including the "Hunley," the
Civil War-era submarine which was raised from the sea
earlier this year.
Probably Cussler's most famous book is "Raise the
Titanic!" No coincidence he had an interest in finding
the "Carpathia."

Sandscript factoid
In 1990, the National Academy of Sciences esti-
mated that up to 55.000 marine turtles, mostly logger-
heads and Kemp's Ridleys, died annually in the Gulf
of Mexico and Southeast Atlantic shrimp trawl fisher-
ies.
In 1993, shrimpers were required by law to install
turtle excluder devices on nets. TEDs seem to be work-
ing in 1985 there were only 703 Kemp's Ridley
nests in Mexico; in 1998 there were 3.800.

A day working

Teacher/Advisor Matt Willey of
_. ., 'Holmes Beach brought his
Bayshore High School Ecology
-. Club members with him to work at
the Holmes Beach Buttetfly
"r T i. Garden Saturday. The kids volun-
S teered their time painting trellises
v.. while a group of adult volunteers
pulled weeds in the garden. The
work day was organized by Nancy
Ambrose, who chairs the butterfly
Garden project for the Manasota-
Chapter North American Butteifly
Association. Persons interested in
-' volunteering may call Ambrose at
778-5274. Islander Photo:
Bonner Futch


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ITHE ISLANDER S SEPTEMBER 27, 2000 P PAGE 19


Hurricane Gordon churns Gulf into milkshake


By Capt. David Futch
Hurricane Gordon stirred up the Gulf last week
until it looked like a chocolate milkshake.
According to Capt. Glenn Corder on the Deep
South, it took a couple of days for water clarity to get
right again and once it did, the fish were hungry.
"Someone I know went out the day after the storm
passed the Island and said you couldn't see a foot
down," Corder said. "I waited until Friday and we
caught 300 pounds of grouper and snapper and were
home by 2 p.m."
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier in Anna Maria
said a lot of little redfish are showing with most of them
undersized, but with a few keepers thrown in. Mack-
erel, snapper, snook, black drum and small flounder
were the fish of choice last week at the pier.
"Most of the snook are small," Kilb said, "but there
are a lot of them around and they'll grow up."
Capt. Sam Kimball on the Legend out of Annie's
said he hadn't been in the Gulf, but in the bay he's
getting trout, redfish and snook.
"Seems like if you could find clear water after that
storm you'd be all right. I'm real curious to get offshore
and find out how much Hurricane Gordon stirred things
up.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach said the vast amount of bait has made
snook and redfish more active and the larger snook are
starting to show.
"We had good days on redfish but they seem to be
moving around," Chaya said. "No big rallies on snook.
You catch two or three and then have to move some-
where else."
At Island Discount Tackle, Sam Knowles said
there's "a ton of bait everywhere. Redfish are being
caught, but they're moving around. You go there one
day and catch 10, and the next day they aren't there.
"People tell me they're catching a lot more keeper
snook. Flounder fishing is picking up and should get
better in October and November as it gets cooler."
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jumbo shrimp and tearing them up just about anywhere
you can find some potholes and clear water.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said things came back pretty good by Wednesday
after the storm. Joe and Miguel bays were clean, but
Terra Ceia was stirred up. "We caught a bunch of small
snook and redfish during an afternoon trip using gold
spoons and also chumming them up with white bait,"
he said. "We caught some trout and small flounder. The
bait was in the same place so that was good to see."
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Cobia cradle
Bob Kilb,
baitmaster at the
Rod & Reel Pier
in Anna Maria,
cradles a 44-1/2-
inch cobia he
caught there
using a ladyfish
for bait. Kilb
said there are
two other ones
S\ bigger than that
hanging out at
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Capt. Justin Moore on the Primadonna II said
snook fishing has been good since Hurricane Gordon
stirred up local waters.
"The water temperature is down 5 degrees and that
seemed to bunch up the fish," Moore said. "One more
front and we should see them start happening. We're
getting some really nice trout in the deeper grass areas."
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip Tide in Holmes
Beach said there are a lot of red grouper and some
scamp in 80 feet of water. The lane snapper and man-
grove snapper are in the same spots.



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Florida boating laws a mystery to many


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Florida boaters often are surprised when a ma-
rine patrol officer stops them and writes a ticket for
an infraction they have no idea they've committed.
One of their favorites is to hand out warnings or
fines to people who have put the FL letters too close
to the boat's registration numbers on the bow where
they're required. The law says there has to be a one-
inch space between them.
Improper safety equipment is the number one
problem, Florida Marine Patrol spokesman Lt. Skip
Russo said.
"Deficient equipment like fire extinguishers that
aren't charged up or life vests that are in bad condi-


tion or the owner doesn't have the right-sized vest
for a child are the biggest problems we see," Russo
said.
"We are out here to provide a service and our
main concern is protection of life and property and
to protect the commercial and recreational fishery."
Some folks caught in a thunderstorm recently
near the Cortez Bridge would beg to differ with
Russo on protection of life and property.
While trying to escape lightning going off all
around them, a group of several boaters ignored the
"no-wake" zone near the bridge.
Instead they sped south toward Moore's Stone
Crab Restaurant on north Longboat Key. That's
when an officer pulled over one of the boaters and


gave him a ticket for speeding in the zone.
Russo said he hadn't heard that story, but added
that each situation is different.
"I don't know what happened in that incident,
but there's one thing we've noticed," Russo said,
"one person's disaster is something that's common-
place to another boater who may be more experi-
enced.
"I think it's real important for people to get for-
mal training on boating. And it doesn't matter if it's
the power squadron or someone else who's knowl-
edgeable because knowledge is a powerful tool. The
better prepared you are to handle adverse conditions,
the better off you're going to be in terms of figuring
out the best course of action."


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THE ISLANDER E SEPTEMBER 27, 2000 0 PAGE 21


Kinnan's fifth-grade class hosts grandparent's tea


By Diana Bogan
Islander Correspondent
In honor of national Grandparent's Day, Anne
Kinnan's fifth grade class at Anna Maria Elementary
School prepared special projects to share with grand-
parents.
Fifth-grader Chris Martin used his best
announcer's voice to introduce each grandparent as
they arrived at the classroom. For the few students
without a grandparent or retired neighbor to invite,
school staff members stepped in as substitutes.
Each guest was given a guided tour of the class-
room by their student partner, and offered some re-
freshments.
For their presentations, students made scrapbooks,
poems, family trees, and videotapes to express what
makes grandparents unique.
Kyla Secor shared a scrapbook of family photos
and her favorite memory. "My grandfather used to give
us little piggyback rides, but.now he's getting too old,"
she said.
James Davis was eager to present a poem he wrote
about "Coach Cares" (John DeSylvester), whom he
invited to act as a substitute grandparent for the day.
Cares said the poem "gave me warm fuzzies all over
my heart."
Grandparents also got a chance to offer some
words of wisdom to the class. They shared stories about
what school was like when they were fifth graders and
encouraged them to study hard.
Two students prepared videotaped interviews with
grandparents. Andy Sutton interviewed his grandfather
Earle Lucas about fighting in World War II, and Billy
Krokroskia's grandmother went on camera to describe
the fashion trends from her school days.
Things have changed so much that David Bryant's
grandfather Cromer admitted, "I don't know what I'd
be doing if I was in fifth grade today."


Catch the wave
Island artist Pam Fortenberry designed the logo for
the school's new student recognition program,
WAVES.


Making waves

at Island school
Anna Maria Elementary School students are about
to be caught in the wave of a new student recognition
program.
Friday, Oct. 6, will mark the start of the We Are
Very Exceptional Students (WAVES) program which
will highlight those who have gone above and beyond,
both academically and socially.
Any school staff member can refer a student for
performing a kind act, or making improvements in
schoolwork. Each Friday Principal Kolbe will an-
nounce which students were "caught in the wave" on
the school's morning news program.
Following the announcement, students will report
to the principal's office to receive a letter to their par-
ents and a certificate or button. Students will also have
their name printed on a paper fish and hung in the caf-
eteria for a month.
School Counselor Cindy Harrison is excited about
starting the new program. "We have so many kids that
do so many good things," she said. "This way we can
pick as many students to.recognize as we want."


Just like family
David Bryant and Zach Waliagha shared the after-
noon with Grandpa Cromer and Mimi. Islander
Photos: Diana Bogan


Good friends and good food
Donna Matney and Angie Johnson agree that one of
the best things about the grandparent's tea was the
food -


Friends and neighbors
"This is the neatest thing I've been invited to," says
John DeSylvester, who is known to students as
"Coach Cares." James Davis asked his neighbor to
be his substitute grandparent.


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Lunch: Hot Dog, Potato Triangle, Applesauce
Berry Cup, Ice Cream, Assorted Juice
STuesday, Oct. 3
SBreakfast: French Toast, Syrup, Cereal, Juice
Lunch: Chicken Gravy or Manager's Choice,
Mashed Potatoes, Roll, Broccoli, Peaches, Fresh *
Fruit, Juice
Wednesday, Oct. 4
* Breakfast: Eggs, Toast, Cereal, Juice
Lunch: Grilled Cheese or Peanut Butter and
Jelly Sandwich, CWarot Sticks, Warmed Apples,
Assorted Juice *
Thursday, Oct. 5
Breakfast: Soft Pretzel, Cheese, Cereal, Juice
Lunch: Sloppy Joe or Grilled Chicken Sand-
which. Green Beans, Pears, Fresh Fruit, Pudding
Friday, Oct. 6
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
SLunch: Cheese Pizza or Cheese Nachos, Corn,
SPineapple, Chocolate Chip Cookie, Assorted
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BUILDERS HOME FURNITURE Displayed but never
used. Four-piece bedroom sets $259; sofa and love
seat $399; queen bed set $199; full $159; twin $129;
futons (sofa by day, bed at night) frame and mattress
$199; daybed (white with-brass finials) including two
mattresses and pop-up unit $285. Can deliver. Call
753-7118.

RESTAURANT CHAIRS for sale. Banquet-style, up-
holstered stack chairs, $5 each for up to 50 chairs.
Very nice wood dining chairs, woven back, uphol-
stered seat, $25 each or $20 each for 20 or more. 80
chairs total. Call Chef/Owner Damon Presswood at
a Chez Andre: 778-5320.

DAYBED, WHITE & BRASS with trundle and two
mattresses, still boxed, cost $850. Sell $250 cash.
941-730-6953.

BED WITH EXTRA thick pillow top mattress set.
Queen, cost $1,200, sell $275 cash. (941) 730-6953.

COFFEE TABLES Mediterrean style with glass top,
23 by 58 inches. $90 each. Call 779-0010.


MULTI-FAMILY CARPORT sale. Saturday, Sept. 30,
8am-lpm. Furniture, houseware and misc. 7901
Palm Drive.

SALE STARTS THURSDAY Sept. 28th thru Satur-
day Sept. 30. Clear-out yard sale. Furniture, rattan,
misc. 5105 Fifth Ave. (corner of Fifth Ave. and 52nd
St.) south of Martinique Condo, Holmes Beach.


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This charming home in the heart of Anna Maria has
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Furniture, collectibles, books, clothes, linens, much
more. 310 Magnolia Ave, Anna Maria.

GARAGE SALE SATURDAY Sept. 30, 8am-1pm.
Multi family, crystal, silver, clothing, jewelry, misc.
607 Dundee Lane, Holmes Beach.

YARD SALE SATURDAY 8:30-?. Bedroom furniture,
living room furniture, more furniture. 424 62nd St.,
Holmes Beach. 778-1523.

GARAGE SALE SATURDAY Sept. 30, 8am-1pm.
Household items, carpets, ceiling fans, lots of good
stuff. No early birds please. 511 Loquat Drive,
Anna Maria.

MOVING TO AUSTRALIA sale. Friday, Saturday,
Sunday, Sept. 29 Oct. 1. Lots of $1 and under
items. 835 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria.

SATURDAY SEPT. 30, 9am-lpm. Dining table,
chairs, chandelier, lamps, coffee table, drapes, bike,
books, clothes, misc. 403 72nd St., Holmes Beach.

GARAGE SALE Saturday, Sept. 30, 8am-1pm. Two
homes of furniture, housewares, linens and accesso-
ries won't fit into one! Great buys are here: fairly new
large TV, stereo equipment, Bose speakers, fine
china service for 12, complete sets of dishes, white
barstools, lamps, dresser, mirrors, end tables, framed
art just to name a few. This is the place to outfit
your home or condo. 660 Emerald Harbor Drive,
Longboat Key.



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large family home with a courtyard, gazebo, pool with
diving board, barbecue and sink area. Owner may ex-
change. A must see home. $445,000. Call Ted
Louloudes 302-3840.
BRADENTON BEACH Cute 2BR beach house. Walk
to the beach. Enjoy backyard barbecues from the brick
fireplace. Lowest priced home on the Island. $169,000.
Ted Louloudes 302-3840.
GULFFRONT TOWNHOUSE IN BRADENTON
BEACH Directly across from the beach. 2BR/2.5BA,
split-bedroom design. Enjoy beautiful sunsets from
your living room or bedroom balcony. Covered parking.
Seldom on the market for this unheard of price.
$175,000, firm. Call Ted Louloudes 302-3840.


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Thursday, 9:30am-2pm, Saturdays 9am-12pm.
Wednesday donations 9-11am. 50 percent off sales
room. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.


NOVENA TO ST. JUDE May the sacred heart of
Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved now
and forever. Sacred heart of Jesus have mercy on us.
St. Jude worker of miracles pray for us. St. Jude
helper of the hopeless pray for us. Thank you St.
Jude.


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415 SPRING: The Clay House is back on the market and this
time the owner is very serious about selling. The Clay House is
a 3BR/2BA with a single carport and sits on one and one-half
lots measuring 78 X 145. Built in 1910 (see above photo), 1954
and 1994. Asking 1997 price of $219,000-Reduced to $208,999.
The lowest priced home in Anna Maria.
bDoug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, FI 34216
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Expansive view of lake from this 4BR/3BA pool home
with volume ceilings throughout. Formal areas plus
den, family room, children's playroom or office. This
beautiful Oden-built home has many extras, too many
to mention in this ad. Call to see this one today.
$385,000. Call Zee Catanese 794-8991 eves.

NEW LISTING PALMA SOLA PARK
3BR/2BA pool home with lots of tile, fireplace and
large fenced backyard. $168,000. Call Carla Price
778-5648 eves.


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GULF FISHING, scuba, Egmont Key snorkel trips,
kayaking, waterfront vacation cottages with docks.
Reasonable rates, call Ocean Action (941) 794-
5780, www.divefish.com.
OFFSHORE CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Glenn
Corder aboard Deep South. Half & full day. For in-
formation call 778-1203 or mobile 713-5900.
DIVING SERVICE Under-water boat maintenance.
Hull and props cleaned, zincs replaced. Monthly con-
tract available. Certified diver. Call James, 778-8370.
PROLINE 2950 (94) T-225s tower, factory A/C,
Rathion 16-colar, chart plot, auto-pilot, generator,
low/hours, outriggers, windlass, excellent condition,
runs perfect. Mon. Fri. (863) 646-0305, Sat. Sun.
(941) 778-3360. $59,500.
BOAT WHIPS 12 ft. Good up to 23 ft. and 5,000
pounds. $125. Call 779-1281.


PART-TIME SALES Flexible hours, friendly atmo-
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puter skills. Fax, mail or drop-off resume to The Is-
lander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, 34217.
Fax: 778-9392.
SOUS CHEF and cook, apprentice or trained, for
evening shift. Call 778-5320 for Chef Damon of Ooh
La La! (formerly Chez Andre) 778-5320.
PROPERTY MANAGEMENT position in local real
estate office. Real estate license required. Send re-
sume to P.O. Box 814, Anna Maria, FL 34216.
WAITRESS, BREAKFAST 8am-12 pm. or waitress/
housekeeping PT/FT. Harrington House Bed and
Breakfast 778-5444.
PART TIME SALES Flexible hours, friendly atmo-
sphere. Helton's Florida Furniture. 4919 14th St. W.
No phone calls, please.
SECRETARY FULL TIME needed with phone and
computer skills for real estate branch offices. Call
383-5543.
BUY IT, SELL IT, FIND IT in The Islander newspaper.
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PIZZA MAN experienced only, apply in person.
Cooks needed also. Cuzins Pizza. 75th and Mana-
tee, next to K-Mart.
DISHWASHER NEEDED 40 hours per week. Apply
in person at Rotten Ralph's, or call 778-3953.
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 Li- ,
brary. Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-
6247.


HOMECARE, COOK, ETC. I enjoy being with and
helping people. Five years experience, references
available, 798-9261. Available one to four a week
days, 9am-2pm. Cery 798-9261.
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This charming 2BR/2BA beachhouse offers over
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north end! Amenities include a spacious eat-in
kitchen with ceramic tiled floors and cheerful blue
and white wall coverings, cozy living room with
built-in bookcases and pretty Berber carpeting,
tiled entryway and pickled tongue-in-groove
ceilings, and so much more! The private seaside
patio offers spellbinding Gulfviews and breezes!
Priced at $1,150,000, furnished, including a one-
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723 Key Royale Dr. North Point Harbour.
Incredible panoramic view of Tampa Bay and
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beauty. 3 bedrooms (two master suites) and 3.5
baths. Gourmet kitchen, dock and boat lift.
$1,085,000.
720 Key Royale Dr. North Point Harbour.
Under construction. 5BR/3.5BA, formal dining
room, library (office), deep-water seawalled
canal access to Tampa Bay. Still time to pick
your colors. $995,000.
VACANT LOTS
201 Spring Ave., Anna Maria $125,000.
808 North Shore Dr., Gulfview. $300,000.


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

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

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

LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available
evening, weekend. For any computer needs-hard-
ware, software, network, commercial, private. Call
778-8473.

TREE SERVICE Topping, trimming, shaping, remov-
als. Trim palm trees. Call Phil Brewer Tree Service,
746-6678 or pager 252-3300.

MAKE YOUR RESERVATION now for season or
year round home cleaning service. Also handle com-
mercial accounts. References available. Call Katia,
J&J Cleaning Service, 756-5123.

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

WALL & CEILING REPAIR Water damaged drywall,
hand and spray texture, professional painting. Reli-
able over 20 years experience. Fred 752-7758, cell
545-6141.

COMPUTER TUTOR. Learn on your computer in
your home. Professional certified, licensed. Operate
your computer as easy as your telephone. 383-5372.

TAXI on the Island, for the Island. $1 off fare if we
don't pick you up in 15 minutes. $1.50 to get in, $1.50
per mile. Cheerful, clean service 7 am 2 am. 7 days.
Island Transportation 737-0336.

JACK-OF-ALL-TRADES handyman. Free estimates!
Carpentry, electric, plumbing, roofing, masonry, re-
pairs and pressure washing. Call Jack at 721-1958.
WOODWORKER Thirty years craftsman experience.
Interior/exterior doors, stairs, windows, trim. Have
sawmill, will travel. 745-1043. Dan Michael, Master
Carpenter.

GET GORDON OFF your windows. Island Pressure
Cleaning's thorough house wash removes salt, mil-
dew, dirt from exterior surfaces. Lic/Ins., reasonable
778-0944.

SCREENS, WINDOWS AND REPAIR. Board ups
and hurricane panels. Call Greg Gettinger Glass 725-
1257 or 736-5718.

CLEAN WINDOWS Wouldn't that be nice? I'll make
your glass gleam! Local, licensed, insured. 725-0399.

LET ME HELP YOU for your private party, house-
keeping, ironing, critter sitting, house sitting, transpor-
tation. Good references 795-8022.

MR. BILL'S HOME REPAIR/maintenance service. Over
30 years experience, self-employed in construction
trades. "I'm handy to have around." 778-1022.

HOUSEKEEPER will clean your home or office for a
reasonable price. Morning and evening available.
Excellent references, reliable service. Call Adriana
778-7260.


JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 26 years. Call 778-6508.

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

FREE SNOW REMOVAL Shell, dirt, mulch or stone
delivered and spread for a small fee. Yard clean-up.
Dump truck for hire. Free estimates. Call Dave
Bannigan, 794-6971.

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


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ST. AUGUSTINE PLUGS, $2.25 per tray or $1 a
piece. Installation available also. Free delivery with
10 trays or more. 761-1971 or 737-2412.

DEPENDABLE LAWN CARE Reasonable rates, free
estimates. Call Jason 761-4547.


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

SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $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.

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


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PHOTOGRAPHY
Beach Portraits
Custom Framing
By appointment only
778-4365


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

B&D SEAMLESS aluminum gutters, five or six inch
available. Insured, free estimates. Dean Guth, owner
and operator, 729-0619.
ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodel-
ing, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths.
Free estimates. Lic#RC0045125, #RG0058589,
#PE0020374. Insured. Call 720-0794.


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

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

BEACH RENTALS: Private beach, walk to every-
thing, new kitchens. Bikes, grills, chairs. $375 to $675
week, $995 to $1,950 month. Phone 778-4523 or 1-
800-977-0803.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB: Direct Gulffront 2BR/
2BA. Low, Low, Low Fall Rates from Sept. 1 Oct. 31,
2000. Deal direct with owner. Frank, 716-454-7434.

HOLMES BEACH RENT or home exchange. 3BR/
3BA Gulf beach house for Jan., Feb. or both. Great
sunsets, let's talk! 941-778-5263.


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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 DUPLEX ON Anna Maria Island near Commu-
nity Center. Annual lease $750 mo. First, last, secu-
rity. 792-8817.

HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA apartment. Good loca-
tion. Annual. First, last, security. $700 mo. 795-7805.

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

2BR/1BA FURNISHED Holmes Beach, two blocks
from Gulf. Available November 1, 2000 to May 1,
2001 or longer. Phone 778-0733.

SEASONAL HOLMES BEACH 3BR/3BA townhouse.
Beautiful decor with pool, garage, and all amenities.
Walk to beach and shops. 941-778-0167,
www.annamariatownhome.com.

ANNUAL RENTAL 1 BR/1BA, one block to beach and
bay. Close 'to shops, great location, $550/month,
$550 deposit. 203 2nd St. North #3, Bradenton
Beach..813-258-2411.

BRADENTON BEACH Sunset Terrace Gulffront
condo. Beautiful view, turnkey furnished, heated
pool. Winter guests only, $3,000/month plus security.
Two month minimum. (863) 859-2584 available De-
cember on. Plinebar@tampabay.rr.com.

LOVELY ANNA MARIA Gulffront apartment. Fully
furnished, porch, sundeck, convenient location, lots
of amenities, no pets, vacation rental. Owner 778-
3143.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL rental. 2BR/2.5BA
townhouse with washer/dryer, covered parking, par-
tial Gulfview, pool. $1,075 monthly, across from
beach. Owner 792-6029 or 730-4061.
SEASONAL RENTALS 2BR/2BA furnished on canal.
401 28th St., Holmes Beach. $2800, January 2001;
3BR/2BA Jan., Feb., March. #21 North Beach Vil-
lage. $2,800 per month. Excalibur Realty, Inc. 792-
5566.

BEAUTIFUL 2BR/1.5BA Holmes Beach canalfront
home. Blocks from Gulf. Fully furnished, seasonal-four
months minimum. $2,750 per month. 352-236-1355.

ANNUAL RENTALS! 2BR/2BA Anna Maria, close to
beach $700/month; 2BR/1BA steps to beach. W/D
hook-up, $850/month; Efficiency apartment $425/
month; Perico Shores 3BR/3BA newly built home
$2,500/month. Call Fran Maxon Real Estate 778-2307.

SUMMER SPECIAL 1BR/2BA fully equipped apart-
ment steps to beach. Anna Maria Island, pets welcome.
$298 per week, $998 per month. (941) 778-1098.

SEASONAL RENTALS. Five 1BR and 2BR Gulfview
units, steps to white, sandy beaches. Available Jan.
- April. 761-9259.

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"Professional Excellence"
Residential-Commercial Interior & Exterior
Serving the Islands since 1969. 7 .Q' After 5 Call
Licensed and Insured / 78-5594 778-3468

RICK BOYCE CONSTRUCTION
From the smallest repairs to major overhaul ...
I do it all and you SAVE.
778-5075 798-0078 PAGER
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Your bugs are our business
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Family Owned and Operated Full Service 43 Years Experience

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Need Organization? I can help!
Cheaper than therapy and a lot more fun.
Home Office Confidential
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Serving the Beaches Since 1978






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RENTALS Continued 1777 RENTALS ContinuedREAL ESTATE


QUAINT COTTAGE Bradenton Beach available Oc-
tober-April. 55-plus, non-smoking, no pets. $950 per
month. Deposit required. Call 863-424-0088.

PANORAMIC VIEW of three bridges from every
room. 1 and 2 bedrooms, fully furnished, ground
floor, small quiet complex. No smoking/pets. Steps to
beach. Available now thru December and season.
778-7107.

FALL ACCOMMODATIONS SPECIAL. Efficiency
(cooking) units. One person $200/week; Two people
$250/week. $25 deposit. Larger units available. Ends
Dec. 15. Haley's Motel, 8102 Gulf Drive. 778-5405.

GORGEOUS 1,600 SQ. FT. 2BR/2BA, canalfront
condo with pool, elevator, boat dock and tennis court.
Two miles to the beach. $975 month. Island Vacation
Properties 778-6849.

HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX 2BR/2BA, screened
sunroom, A/C. washer/dryer. Raised, elevated, cov-
ered parking. Two blocks from beach. 778-8408 or
cell 730-6556.

MOBILE HOME FOR RENT, active senior park
across from beach. 1BR, well kept, seasonal. Avail-
able Oct. 1, 2000. $1000/month. 941-729-9802.

ANNUAL RENTALS 1BR apartment in Holmes
Beach. $475/month, utilities and deposit. Nice! 778-
6541, 778-4084 or pager 569-1591. Available Oct.1.

WATERFRONT APARTMENT 1BR/1 BA furnished.
Clean, comfortable and peaceful. Ideal for boaters.
Utilities included. Annual $675/month, seasonal
$1050/month. No pets. 778-1086.

WANT TO RENT accommodations for two. Jan.,
Feb., March. Ground level, 1 or 2BR, Non smokers.
778-5793.


CANALFRONT WITH DOCK 2BR duplex. Oct., Nov.,
Dec. Accommodate two adults. Weekly, monthly.
778-5793.


BY OWNER West Bay Point and Moorings. 2BR/
2BA, ground level. Tiled living/dining rooms. Newly
carpeted bedrooms, freshly painted throughout. 941-
761-2867.

WATERFRONT TOO EXPENSIVE on the Island?
Try Terra Ceia. Tranquil and pristine, saltwater in a
country setting. Minutes to St. Pete. 2BR/2.5BA,
garage, boat dock, newly remodeled. $229,000.
761-9259.

CANAL HOME no bridges, one block walk to
beach. 1,410 sq. ft., one-car garage. $300,000. 226
Chilson, Anna Maria. S. Thomas/Smith Associates.
813-220-1269.

DUPLEX LOT CORTEZ Road. $36,000. 383-2635.

FOR SALE Key Royale. 2BR/2BA, 626 Key Royale
Drive. Corner lot, deep-water dock, move-in condi-
tion. $254,900. Open House, Saturday and Sunday,
Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. 1-4pm. Call John Zirzow 778-
9171, or Sand Pebble Realty 753-1620.

BY OWNER 2BR/1BA cottage in Anna Maria near
the city pier. $103,000. Call 941-779-2143 or e-mail
Robertsami@aol.com.

WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS 2BR/2BA, ground
level. Tiled living and dining rooms. Newly carpeted
bedrooms, freshly painted throughout. By owner 941-
761-2867.

Looking for a great deal? They're all in The Islander!


SALE BY OWNER Playa Encantada, 6006 Gulf
Drive. 2BR/2BA, Gulfview, new construction, unfur-
nished, top floor, elevator. $340,000. For appoint-
ment call 794-5236.

PRICE SLASHED 2BR/2BA, 2-car garage. Perico
Isles Circle home. Less than 3 years old. Was
$215,000, now $194,900. Call Marilyn Trevethan,
Island Real Estate 778-6066.


DEADLINE: MONDAY NOON for Wed. publication.
UP to 3 line minimum includes approximately 21
words $9.00. Additional lines $3.00 each. Box:
$3.00. Ads must be paid in advance. Stop by or mail
to 5404 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, FL 34217. We're
located next to Chez Andre in the Island Shopping
Center. More information: 778-7978.

EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY
All real estate advertising herein is subject to the
Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to adver-
tise "any preference, limitation or discrimination
based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, fa-
milial status or national origin, or intention to make
any such preference, limitation or discrimination."
Familial status includes children under age of 18
living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant
women and people securing custody of children
under 18. This newspaper will not knowing accept
any advertising for real estate which is in violation
of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that
all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are
available on an equal opportunity basis. To com-
plain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-
669-9777, for the hearing impaired (0) 1-800-543-
8294.


RUNAWAY BAY Rare 1BR/1BA in well GREAT INVESTMENT Priced to sell! One
maintained complex. Turnkey furnished, block to beaches. One cottage, plus a
Light and airy with lagoon view. Tennis, fourplex. Cottage is 2BR/1BA. Each unit in
heated pool. Makes a great vacation fourplex is 1BR/1BA. All annual tenants, but
home or rental. Great rental history. Ed could be seasonal. $399,900. Ed Oliveira
Oliveira 778-4800 or 720-3828. 778-4800. Anytime 720-3828. MLS#41886.
$124,900. MLS 70130.


BRADENTON BEACH TRIPLEX Three
1BR apartments. This is a handyman
special! All offers will be presented. Dick
Maher 778-6791 or Dave Jones 761-
4138. $164,900. MLS 70245


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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We're actively looking for new properties to manage.
We're Active, we're dedicated, we're experienced and
we're committed to providing the best service available.
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j LIC. Real Estate Broker
Accredited Residential Manager
S12 years of Anna Maria Island Experience
3001 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach
941 778-6849 800 778-9599 Fax: 941 779-1750
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MAGNIFICENT in design and scale. This 3BR
home reflects the classic taste and subtle so-
phistication of the most discriminating buyer.
Protected anchorage with 12,000 lb. davits and
264 ft. seawall. $859,000. Bob and Penny Hall,
749-5981. 44287

WATERFRONT
EXQUISITE EXECUTIVE BAYFRONT RESI-
DENCE with several living areas suitable for large
family or multiple family enjoyment. Located in a low-
density, guarded community. Thoughtfully planned
to provide the ultimate lifestyle. $950,000. Bob Hall
or Penny Hall, 749-5981. 39871
INSPIRING VIEW of the Manatee River can be
yours from this condominium. Offers commu-
nity dock, tennis, shuffle board and pool. Re-
cently upgraded. $122,900. Don Olmstead,
729-3713. 44005


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SPACIOUS GULFVIEW TOWNHOME with
beach and bay access. Brand new construc-
tion, ready for immediate occupancy. Over-
sized two-car garage with extra storage.
$375,000. Traute Winsor, 504-1949. 43282

MAINLAND
JUST THE RIGHT TOUCH OF COMFORT.
Cascade model offers 3BR plus den. Open
foyer, cozy fireplace, great for entertaining. This
home is ready to welcome you. $149,900. Van
Bourgois, 252-5197. 70173
TERRIFIC LOCATION. Solid built home a stroll
to Riverview Blvd. Offers cedar closets, tongue-
and-groove wood interior walls, updated appli-
ances, Berber carpet and tile flooring. $92,900.
Ruth Lawler, 856-0396 or Cindy Greco, 794-
2714. 70152


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Sales: 941-778-0700 Rentals: 778-6665 Toll Free: 1-800-749-6665
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RENTALS
Annual / Seasonal / Monthly / Weekly

VACATION RENTAL


Adorable 2BR/2BA downstairs unit located on the
beach! Call Gayle Schulz for details,778-0770.

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5910 Marina Dr Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call 941-778-0770 Toll Free 800 741-3772
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NO BRIDGE TO TRAFFIC Here is
your chance to own a little over an acre
of land on Jewfish Key, a private island
in Sarasota Bay that is accessible by
boat only. Great bay view from one of
13 parcels on this 26 acre island. Wa-
ter, septic and electric at site. Commu-
nity dock, sandy beaches. $225,000.
IB45752.
GULF OF MEXICO DUPLEX. Across
the street from the Gulf ofMexico, both
units 2BR/1BA. Ceramic tile floors, lots
of possibilities for rental or investment.
$210,000. IB43788.


KEY WEST STYLE Views of the
bay and Skyway from this turnkey
furnished 3BR/2.5BA home in Anna
Maria. Open atmosphere with
vaulted ceilings. Pool, skylights and
deck. $369,900. IB25505.





DON'T MISS SEEING THESE!
3BR/2BA Perico Bay Club, tastefully furnished, freshly painted,
24-hour security entrance. $185,000. Don Pampuch, TOP
LISTING AGENT FOR AUGUST, 751-1155. IB47001.
4-5BR/3.5BA home with large pool, exercise room, fenced
backyard. $325,000. Ken Richards, 751-1155. IB45505.
3BR/2BA immaculate home, new tile, carpeting, large
lanai. $123,900. Denise Langlois, 751-1155. IB70079.

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


Moving In?
Moving Out?
ir Moving Up?


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


707 S. Bay Blvd., unique canalfront Anna Maria home with
au pair apartment (legal duplex), bayviews and beach ac-
cess. NEW metal roof, tile floors and appliances.
HURRY only $399,000.
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SALES RENTALS INVESTMENTS



ANNA MARIA


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REAL ESTATE, INC.


Gloria Schorpp Helen White Mary Ann Schmidt
SEASIDE GARDENS PRIVATE DOCK
1BR/1 BA turnkey furnished villa with your own pri-
vate dock. Very nice water view, central location, con-
venient to everything. Covered parking. $142,500.
WEST BRADENTON CAGED POOL
3BR/2.5BA family home. Large caged pool, two-
car garage, lush landscaping, automatic sprinkler
system. Great schools! $169,900.
ANNA MARIA WATERFRONT
4BR/4BA contemporary Island home. Tropical
setting with lush landscaping. Three decks, cathe-
dral ceilings, wet bar, wood floors, custom carpet-
ing, boat dock. $629,000.


Julic Gilstrap-Royal Patti Marifjeren
ATTENTION PROPERTY OWNERS
Were you satisfied with your seasonal rental income?
We will be glad to give you a rental income projection
on your property, just call us at 1-800-732-6434.

ANNUAL RENTAL
ANNA MARIA DUPLEX
2B R/1 BA. Lots of upgrades. $800 mo.
308 S. Bay Blvd. 3'IR/2BA house direct bayfront, furnished $1,800 mo
7104 Marina Dr. 3BR/2BA house with pool. $2,000 mo
SEASONAL RENTALS
Condominiums and Homes Weekly/Monthly
from $500 week / $1000 month
NEW LISTING 201 76th Street
Bright, cozy duplex, 2BR/1BA $1,800

779-0202 (800) 732-6434
ANNA MARIA

MLS SiCoast


REAL ESTATE, INC.


Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 www.suncoastinc.com
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broker BOATERS DREAM! Updated 2BR/2BA
home with wide open water views and direct ac-
cess to the bay. Open floor plan with den, orchid
House with mister, one-year-old seawall cap,
10,000 lb. boat lift and newer roof. $199,000.

WATERFRONT HOMES:
777 N. Shore Dr .............. $1,150,000
Marianne Correll 2306 Canasta Dr........... $895,000
Realtor
609 Key Royale Dr ........ $829,000

316 Tarpon ................ $599,900
527 72nd Street.................$589,000
603 Baronet ................ $299,900
462 63rd Street ... NEW $199,000

WATERFRONT
Bob Fittro
Realtor AND ISLAND CONDOS:
Waters Edge Condo ....... $249,000


Richard Freeman
Realtor


ISLAND HOMES:
107 6th St North......... $449,500
4002 6th Avenue ......... $369,000
5913 Flotilla Drive......... $340,000
6201 Holmes Blvd.......... $339,000
2406 Avenue A............... $269,900
2101 Avenue B.................. $229,500
420 Spring ................... $214,900

VACANT LOTS:
110 Mangrove ............... $249,000
4006 6th Avenue Lot #1 ... $149,000


Broker/Realtor 4006 6th Avenue Lot #2 ... $149,000
4004 6th Avenue Lot #3 ... $149,000
4004 6th Avenue M #4 ..... $149,000
S 404 Magnolia Avenue......... $125,000

DUPLEXES/TRIPLEXES
L.a MULTI FAMILY PROPERTIES:


Tom Nelson
Realtor


Nick Patsios
Broker/Realtor
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777 N. Shore Dr. .......... $1,150,000
4109 Gulf Drive .......... $489,000
6504 Holmes Blvd .... NEW $199,900
2912 Gulf Drive .......... $199,000

MAINLAND:
2418 90th Street NW...... $3,195,000
1411 56th Street ................. $78,000

PERICO ISLAND & BAY CLUB:
11319 Perico Isles Circle .... $248,000


S 11332 Perico Isles Circle .... $247,000
11360 Perico Isles Circle .... $215,000
719 Estuary Drive ............. $124,900
Au Top Sates Age
Chris Shaw COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES
Realtor


Marilyn Trevethan
Realtor


9915 Manatee Ave............ $1,495,000
812 North Bay Blvd ......... $879,900
310 Pine Ave................. $294,500

WE ALSO HAVE RENTALS!
Vacation Annual
Property Management


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No. 0917


WASH YOUR STEP!
BY NELSON HARDY / EDITED BY WILL SHORT


ACROSS
1 Part of a combo
5 Person carried on
others' shoulders
10 Vessels seen in
"Saving Private
Ryan": Abbr.
14 Dent in the
coastline
19 Caesar's cry
20 Prefix with centric
21 Sieben follower
22 They stand for
things
23 Time pieces
24 True
25 Cloning Dolly,
e.g.?
27 Jacques Cousteau's
life, in a nutshell?
30 Catches on
31 Address in Calcutta
32 Caddie, often
33 Cut down
34 Wacko
36 Examines closely
38 Skip town
44 Pam of "Jackie
Brown"
47 What Broadway
backers may have?
49 Judah's mo!er
50 Outshine
53 "O curse of
marriage..."
speaker
I I I Y Y -


54 Feminine suffix
55 British can
56 Essen's river
59 Discouraging
words
60 Items in a recycling
bin
62 Like some items at
customs
66 TV character, to
some adolescent
boys?
72 Superb
73 Give up
74 King of Kings
78 Guy Lombardo's
Lonely Trail"
79 Peerless
80 Speak like
Sylvester
81 Big ape
84 Without heat
87 It ends a threat
88 Canceled credit
card?
91 "Contrary to
popular belief..."
93 Bugs
94 Fanatic
95 Lambs: Lat.
97 Barbecue bar
99 Dizzy
101 Some chanters
106 Timesaver
111 How OPEC
communicates?
113 "E pluribus unum,"
e.g.?
115 Sirs' counterparts
116 Strong draft


117 Actress Aim6e
118 Mmes., in Malaga
119 ease
120 Siouan tribe
121 They might be
loaded
122 Where to see a
Sonora sunrise
123 Discourse detour
124 Verb with thou

DOWN
1 Gripes
2 Airy rooms
3 Secret stock
4 Cold fish
5 "The House
Without a Key"
hero
6 Maintained
7 "Look Back in
Anger" wife
8 Strength
9 Forks over the
dough
10 Galloway gal
11 U.
12 Saint known as the
Little Flower of
Jesus
13 Prepare (oneself)
14 Part of IBM: Abbr.
15 "Me neither!"
16 King in G. & S.'s
"The Gondoliers"
17 Suffix with defer
18 Sounds from a
scolder
26 Least tan
28 Skillful


29 Bluenose
33 Agcy. concerned
with false
advertising
35 Pizza ingredient
37 Like a bobcat vis-A-
vis a pussycat
39 "Pipe down!"
40 City of northern
France
41 Janis's partner, in
the comics
42 Star player for the
Cosmos
43 Those, to TomAs
44 Salami choice
45 Fats Domino's
music, for short
46 the train
a-comin'" (Johnny
Cash song opener)
47 Prize in a popular
game show, for
short
48 Old land bordering
Luxembourg
49 On sale
51 Like some of the
Rockies
52 Flipped out
57 Diminutive suffix
58 Taxi forerunner
61 Op. _
62 What some games
are won by
63 W.W. II zone
64 Prodded
65 Comfy spot
67 The Platters'"
Mine"
68 Like corduroy


69 Song on the
Beatles' "White
Album"
70 Flip
71 Oversell
74 Church nook
75 "Very funny!"
76 Loads
77 Hard knocks
79 Ham container?


82 _-Locka, Fla.
83 Picture of Elvis on
velvet, e.g.
85 English author
Lofts
86 Scholar's sphere
89 Some basses
90 Crunchy sandwich
92 Turns down
95 Acid neutralizer


96 Blow up
98 Prize money
100 Calls
102 Cry of terror
103 "Keen!"
104 They may be
".involved in busts
105 Shooting game
106 One who crosses
the line?


107 Tennis star
Mandlikova
108 Spanish bears
109 Actress Madlyn
110 Some hwys.
111 Zaire's Mobutu
Seko
112 Bone: Prefix
114 Didn't bring up the
rear?


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ir.. 3BR(possible 5)/3BA Manatee River waterfront
-i je on one acre. Ten rooms, two-suites split plan.
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IDLEWILD COURT A true money maker! Triplex is a
S1 down, 1/1 up and a free-standing 2/1. Located in
ire Wvhitfield area with a fantastic rental history.
99 900 Noreen Roberts 778-2261 MLS#47069

ANNUAL UNFURNISHED RENTALS

Bradenton Beach 1/1 duplex, includes
water, $600.
Holmes Beach 3/2 home, fenced yard with
pool $1,500.
Smuggler's Landing Large 3/2 condo,
pool/tennis, $1,500.

SEASONAL RENTALS AVAILABLE
Call Missy Laps 778-9611
Toll Free 1-877-651-0123


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$134,900. Piros i Kalia. -"-'?21. 1.1L'-:.--',


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level unit in excelleri .:.,,-],il,,: .r, r ,]i.i .: re , 1.1 ._:ji
lanai. Great location: i 7 I5 .-, ) ii *l W.1::,,:, Ir.Jri.:,
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5/BR/5.5 BA, tree l.ing l..e- el e.ac-or p.olo
three-car garage rjw EPraceni:n.r oi.ng lot suD
$829,000. Rose Scnrnoerr 778-22-61 .MLSn4 757


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