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A Cobra Mustang driven by, Gregory J. LaPensee, 18, of'Anna Maria, went out of control and over the rail of
the Anna Maria Island Bridge at approximately 1 a.m. Sept. 28. Lapensee survived with internal injuries and
is recovering at home. The car was submerged at the bottom of Anna Maria Sound, northwest of the bridge
tender building. LaPensee swam from piling to piling until he reached shore near 6 a.m. and told the bridge
tender of the accident. Islander Photo: AmIn McGrath
Anna Maria building official
gets warm welcome
By Laurie Krosney
Warm applause greeted new Anna Maria Building
Official Bob Welch Jr. at the city commission meeting last
Commissioners voted unanimously to hire Welch
for the position which has been vacant since the con-
troversial Phil Charnock left in July to take a similar
job in South Pasadena, Fla.
Welch came to work Monday from his job with
Manatee County as a construction coordinator. He
spent many years in the building trades starting with the
county as a master plumber inspector.
The salary for the position will be $44,000, more
than Welch was making with the county, but with
Welch was introduced and said, "I am looking for-
ward to coming to work in Anna Maria. I like the
"I want to have an open-door policy. Please feel
free to come in and talk to me. If I can help in any way,
please let me know."
Commissioners and the gallery followed Welch's
remarks with spontaneous applause, at that point.
Welch grew up in Enon, Ohio, so he feels he knows
about small towns and likes them. Keeping the small-town
flavor of Anna Maria is something he feels is important.
With knowledge of the problems of his predeces-
sor, Welch said he hopes to avoid the same pitfalls.
Anna Maria Building Official Bob Welch. Islander
Photo: Laurie Krosney
"I hope people will come to me and talk to me. I
don't foresee any immediate change. I'll work my way
into making any recommendations."
Welch lives near Parrish with wife Monica. His 21-
year-old son is in the U.S. Army at boot camp at Fort
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Volume 8, no. 46, Oct. 4, 2000 FREE
Car plunges off
By Ann McGrath
An Anna Maria man spent five hours in the water
after his car ping ponged from curb to curb on the Anna
Maria Island Bridge before becoming airborne, plung-
ing more than 30 feet into Anna Maria Sound early
Gregory J. LaPensee, 18, said he remembers little
of the crash itself, particularly not escaping from the
car, but he remembers clinging to the one piling after
another to get to shore.
The accident happened at approximately 1 a.m. but
was not reported until 6 a.m., said Chief Jay Romine of
the Holmes Beach Police Department.
Allan Jones, the bridge tender on duty, said he did
not hear anything when the car went over the side.
The car was so close under the bridge that it could
not be seen by passing traffic. It was submerged in
approximately seven feet of water in Anna Maria
Sound, northwest of the bridge tender's post.
According to the report from Trooper Greg Mitchell
of the Florida Highway Patrol, the yellow 1995 Cobra
Mustang was west bound on the Anna Maria Island
Bridge when the vehicle went out of control.
The left front tire struck the raised concrete divider
on the south side, then bounced off and traveled back
into the westbound lane and struck the northside bar-
rier with its right tire, said the FHP. The car then trav-
eled along the north wall for approximately 100 feet,
struck a crossing arm and went airborne before it came
to rest in the Intracoastal Waterway.
"Greg is in very good condition considering what
he's been through," said Judy Martin, an employee at
LaPensee's parents' business, LaPensee Plumbing, in
Holmes Beach. "He has three broken ribs, saltwater in
his lungs, cuts and scratches on his hands and feet from
barnacles on the bridge pilings and a lot of bruising
from the seatbelt." Martin said, "but considering the
circumstances, he's doing beautifully."
His memory of the accident is brief.
"There was no time to react," LaPensee said. "It all
happened in five or 10 seconds."
PLEASE SEE CRASH, NEXT PAGE
Thursday Oct. 5
Open invitation to Gloria Dei Lutheran
Church Men's Bible study to be held at Cafe on
the Beach, Manatee Public Beach, 7 a.m.
Friday Oct. 6
Anna Maria Island Art League opening re-
ception for Faculty Exhibit, 5:30 p.m., 5312
Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.
Opening for October exhibit at Artists Guild,
5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, 6 p.m.
Tuesday Oct. 10
"An hour with author Tim Dorsey," spon-
sored by Friends of the Island Branch Library, at
the library's Walker-Swift Room, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach, 3 p.m.
Wednesday Oct. 11
Tri-chamber, Longboat, Siesta and Anna
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Mote Marine Laboratory, 5:30 p.m.
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Crash injures Islander
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
It was raining, he said, and a truck passed him on
the bridge, causing him to hit the brakes and they
locked. When he downshifted, the car started to fish-
tail and then it hit the concrete barrier. At that point, he
blacked out, he said, and has no memory of the car
going over the railing and into the water.
No one, not even LaPensee, knows how he escaped
from the submerged car. The rear window was broken out,
apparently from implosion, and they think he escaped
through that opening, said mother Karen LaPensee.
Another mystery is why his shoes and socks were
found inside the car and not on his feet.
"My first memory after the accident was holding
onto a cement piling under the bridge and wondering
what I was doing there," LaPensee said.
He said he remembers swimming from piling to
piling, holding onto each one long enough to regain
strength to continue toward shore.
After he got out of the water, he took off his white
T-shirt and tried to flag down traffic on Manatee Av-
enue, but no cars would stop, he said.
When he reached the bridge tender's shack at ap-
proximately 6 a.m., he said he pounded and kicked on
the door in order to wake him.
An ambulance took LaPensee to the King Fish
S2, following a
Scar crash and
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si~i. d Anna Maria
S, Island Bridge.
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Boat tamp where he was transferred to a Aeroflight
helicopter which landed on Manatee Avenue, and he
was flown to Bayfront Hospital in St. Petersburg.
"The biggest concern was hypothermia, because he
had been in the water approximately five hours," said
his father, Mike LaPensee.
He was released from the hospital Sept. 30, but is
still under a doctor's care for saltwater inhalation,
which can cause pneumonia, said Karen.
"I'm still really weak and sore," LaPensee said
Oct. 2, from his home.
At the time of the accident, his parents were in
Georgia on business, but talked with him via telephone
after he arrived at the hospital.
LaPensee got the car when he was 16, and con-
verted it to a Cobra this summer, said John Savage, an
employee of LaPensee Plumbing and a family friend.
There was no evidence that alcohol was involved
in the accident, said Trooper Mitchell, but he noted,
LaPensee does have a record for speeding tickets re-
ceived within the past few weeks.
Sea Tow Marine Towing Service brought the car
to the surface by attaching polyvinyl float bags used for
sea salvage. The Mustang was towed to the King Fish
Boat Ramp, where it was pulled up and towed.
This is the first car Sea Tow has salvaged, but it did
pull up a tractor trailer that went off an Interstate-75
bridge last year, said Capt. Duke Overstreet, owner.
"What struck me as bizarre about this accident," said
Overstreet, "was that the individual in the car had to have
escaped through the back glass. All the windows and the
windshield were still intact, but the back glass was broken
There was no structural damage to the bridge itself,
but the traffic control gate was damaged, said a spokes-
man for the Florida Department of Transportation.
A team from the DOT repaired the damage to the
gate and the concrete housing which supports it the
Charges are pending, said the Florida Highway Patrol.
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By Laurie Krosney
Anna Maria has become the final Island city to:sign
with Grubbs Construction Company for disaster recov-
With two strong hurricanes churning in the Atlan-
tic and Hurricane Keith swirling to life in the Caribbean
last week, the city commission approved a contract
with Grubbs by a 3-2 vote with Commissioners Jay Hill
and Tom Skoloda dissenting.
Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach are already
under contract with Grubbs, as are Longboat Key
In the event of a catastrophic storm or other disas-
ter, Grubbs would be called in to manage the cleanup
of the city.
Commissioners Skoloda and Hill, as well as mem-
bers of the audience, questioned under what circum-
Sstances the contract would be activated.
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh said it would only be in
a situation where the President of the United States de-
clares a state of emergency in Anna Maria.
In a state of emergency, the Federal Emergency
Management Agency would pick up the- tab for the
cleanup and Grubbs would apply directly to FEMA for
John Michaels of Poinsettia Street worried that the
company might not have the resources to do a massive
cleanup all over the area.
The mayor reassured Michaels, saying the com-
pany has experience with large-scale disaster cleanup
and comes very highly recommended by FEMA.
"No one has ever filed a complaint that we could
find," said Deffenbaugh.
Hill had a problem with the wording of the contract
that specifies "the mayor or the mayor's designee" would
be authorized to initiate disaster cleanup services.
"We can get into this situation not only by you, but
also by your designee," he said. "In the charter that
power can't be designated to anyone else. We need the
contract to be consistent with our charter."
Hill said he wasn't necessarily referring to the
present mayor alone, but to whoever is Anna Maria's
mayor during the life of the contract.
The words "or the mayor's designee" were stricken
from the contract.
Hill also said he thought the rush to sign the con-
tract was "homogenization of the Island's cities all
doing the same thing without knowing why."
Concern was voiced by Ralph Russell of Rotten
Ralph's Restaurant who wondered if something
couldn't be put into the contract that would ensure that
it wouldn't be activated unless there was a presidential
declaration of a state of emergency.
Skoloda said, "In the event of a storm like the
last one, could we hire contractors or use our own
people? Are you saying we wouldn't call them in
Deffenbaugh said Grubbs wouldn't be called in on
smaller storms without a consensus of the commission.
In other action, the commission authorized the
payment of $5,537.08 from the Community Develop-
ment Block Grant account to E.T. Mackenzie Co.
An amount of $5,940 was also approved for
Mackenzie to restore driveways on Crescent and Palm,
a result of the failed drainage project.
Commissioner Bob Barlow pointed out the funds
were already budgeted.
"Let's get these people's driveways restored and
we'll be on our way to better times," the mayor said in
answer to a question from resident Janet Hill, who
asked if shell driveways would be restored as well as
the asphalt ones. The mayor said the shell driveways
will be restored as well.
The commission also passed on second reading the
ordinance setting the millage rate for fiscal year 2000-01.
Public Works Director Anne Beck asked commis-
sioners to approve moving a speed limit sign in front
Anna Maria contracts with
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Anna Maria City
Oct. 12, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
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. Agenda: second
reading and public hearing on city charter amendments,
discussion on extending city limits, discussion on em-
ployee manual, Tingley Memorial Library request on
equipment donation, encroachment and drainage issues by
adjacent city hall property owner, city employee salary
approval, setting date for public hearing on street vacation
request at 17th Street, setting date for public hearing on
street vacation request for 200 Gulf Drive S., Beach House
Olympics to benefit Tingley Memorial Library discussion,
Beach House event announcement, consent agenda, com-
mission and liaison reports and public comment.
Oct. 12, 6:30 p.m., planning and zoning commission
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
Oct.. 4, 7 p.m., parks and beautification committee
Oct. 10, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
of a new storage facility at 413 Pine Ave.
She said the sign is within five feet of the lot line
and the owner wants it moved to allow parking.
There was some discussion of just removing the
sign, but Skoloda said people voice complaints about
speeding, so it would be better to move the sign. Com-
missioners authorized Beck to move the sign as long as
it meets Florida Department of Transportation specifi-
A DRUG FREF
PAGE 4 0 OCTOBER 4, 2000 T THE ISLANDER
Holmes Beach 2000.01, $4.47 million budget OK'd
By Ann McGrath
At a final budget hearing Sept. 26, the Holmes Beach
City Commission unanimously approved a budget of
$4,470,583 for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2000.
Treasurer Rick Ashley said the bottom line of the bud-
get is the same as it was at the Sept. 12 public hearing. He
said there is a difference only in the amounts of money
from departmental contingencies which have been used to
implement salary increases recommended by Cody and
Associates, a consulting firm.
Results of the salary study, which the commission
requested, reveal that the city needs to use $44,000 in de-
partment contingency funds for salary increases. The dol-
lars remaining after the salary increases are implemented
have been transferred to the mayor's and commission's
reserves, increasing that balance from $70,000 to $83,144.
Actual salaries for individuals will be calculated and
reviewed based on the'city's revised employee step plan
and guidelines recommended by the consultants, said
Mayor Carol Whitmore.
The property tax millage rate for 2000-01 is 2.25 mils.
A mill is $1 for every $1,000 of assessed value of property
less any exemptions. The rate remains the same as it has
been for the past four years.
Commissioners were able to keep the rate down be-
cause property values increased, Ashley said.
That translates to a greater amount of tax dollars this
year with the same millage rate. Ashley cited the opening
of the new Publix store as one example of growth that in-
creased tax dollars in Holmes Beach during the past year.
For Holmes Beach property owners, a home valued at
$225,000 and claiming a $25,000 homestead exemption,
would pay $450 in city taxes next year.
The department with the largest budget increase is
public works with $1,446,569, up from last years budgeted
amount of $971,255, a $475,314 increase.
Added to this year's public works budget is $475,000
for infrastructure expenditures including seawall repair of
$205,000; a bike path at $250,000 offset by a $225,000
grant; and other expenditures of $20,000. Also added this
year is $8,000 for part-time summer labor and $3,000 for
Items within public works showing significant in-
crease over last year include employee health and dental
insurance, $82,200, up from last year's budgeted amount
. of $46,285; traffic lights, parks and buildings, $65,000, up
from $57,000 last year; and $31,500 for repairs and main-
tenance, including $16,500 for buildings and equipment
and $15,000 for the sports field, as compared to last year's
budgeted amount of $13,000. Operating supplies, $21,500
compared to $14,000 budgeted last year, including
$12,500 for supplies and uniforms, $7,500 for fuel and
$1,500 for the butterfly garden.
The department with the next largest budgeted
amount over last year is the police department at
$1,244,893; compared to last year's $1,090,767, or an
increase of $154,126, The largest line-item increases are
for salaries, $644,873 compared to last years amount of
$588,358, up $56,515 over last year; insurance $130,150,
up $45,801 from last year; and $94,086 for equipment
over last years $63,000, including a West Coast Inland
Navigational District grant for $30,786 to cover the cost
of a replacement boat for the marine officer.
The amount budgeted for general government,
$382,118, shows the smallest increase at just $18,119
more than last year. This increase is due in part to an ac-
counting software upgrade.
Hagen Trust Fund accumulated donations of $40,000
are budgeted for specified capital improvements.
Next year's budget for the mayor and commission,
$157,000, up $73,144 from last year, reflects a reserve
amount of $83,144 for city emergency and contingency
funds compared to last year's amount of $10,000.
Outside agency funding includes the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center $22,000, endowment trust for the
Community Center $1,000; Mote Marine $500;
"START' (Solutions to Avoid Red Tide) $2,500; Keep
Manatee Beautiful $500; Turtle Watch $750; and Anna
Maria Island Art League $500, for a total of $27,750.
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Engineering, said the contractor is almost exactly on schedule and, in the hopes of getting a $100,000 bonus
for finishing the bridge work ahead of schedule, could be done as early as late April or May 2001. Intermittent
lane closure may take place occasionally, Tthursbv said, but he said traffic should be stalled for very brief
period. The $4.1 million project entails elevating the bridges and adding safety lanes. Work began July 10.
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Gordon damage tops $400,000
By Paul Roat
Hurricane Gordon damage estimates for the Island
totaled more than $400,000, with Bradenton Beach
hardest hit at almost $300,000.
That's the word from officials from the three Island
cities after the Category 1 storm brushed the Island
The damage figures weren't high enough to qualify
the Island or Manatee County for federal financial re-
imbursement. Total county damage totals were about
$1.5 million; Federal Emergency Management Agency
requirements call for $3 million for any payout.
Bradenton Beach took the hardest hit from the
storm. Building Official Roger Titus estimated that 25
homes or businesses sustained damage at a total of
Also hit hard in the city was a seawall between
11th and 10th Streets South, which Public Works Di-
rector Buddy Watts said could cost anywhere from
$20,000 to $60,000 to repair. The seawall is on public
property the extension of Bay Drive South, a plat-
ted but not built street although the city traditionally
allows the upland property owners to maintain the sea-
walls in that part of the city.
Watts added that damage to street ends at the beach
cost $16,000 to repair, and wages and overtime for
employees was $6,000.
Holmes Beach fared better, with a total estimate of
$78,130 total damage from Gordon, according to Pub-
lic Works Director Joe Duennes. Storm drain damage
throughout the city cost $70,000, with sandbags and
city employee salary overruns amounting to the rest of
Duennes said he did not have business or home
damage estimates, but predicted minimal damage to
individual structures in the storm's wake.
Anna Maria City Public Works Director Anne
Beck said Gordon cost the city $36,300, with the larg-
est category coming from drainage problems at
She added that damage to homes and businesses
was not yet calculated, but that she had received "eight
Wind and waves from Hurricane Gordon toppled this
Bradenton Beach seawall. Islander Photo: Paul Roat
or nine permit requests for roof repair on the Gulf side"
of the city.
Although the Gulf beaches took a pounding from
Hurricane Gordon, much of the eroded sand is expected
to migrate back to shore. Manatee County beach
renourishment project director Charlie Hunsicker said
the sand lost during the storm was dragged to a shal-
low zone just offshore and should move back onshore
"It was more like a click-and-drag storm,"
Hunsicker said. He added that one beneficial element
of the hurricane was that it added height to the beach,
which will mean that when January's beach
renourishment project begins more sand may be added
to the shore than previously planned.
"We have a new benchmark, or starting point, that
is a couple feet higher than before," Hunsicker said.
THE ISLANDER N OCTOBER 4, 2000 E PAGE 5
without TV, AC
More than 2,700 homes were without
power for up to two hours Sunday evening,
Oct. 1. According to Florida Power and Light
Spokesman Ron Curry, there was an equip-
ment failure of "unknown origin" at about 7:30
Curry said most customers' power was re-
stored by 8:15 p.m., but then there was another
problem, and the same customers went dark
again, this time for about an hour.
Other FPL customers on the Island experi-
enced flickering lights and brief brownouts as
partial current or no current came over the FPL
All power was restored by 11:20 p.m.,.
to P&Z Board
Former city commissioner George McKay has
been appointed to the Anna Maria Planning and Zon-
ing Board. McKay received unanimous confirmation
from city commissioners at their Sept. 28 meeting.
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh said he is pleased that
someone of McKay's caliber has volunteered to
serve on the board.
McKay, a longtime resident of the city, is a
member of the Anna Maria Historical Society and
the Manatee Construction Trade Board.
He is the owner of L&M Construction of
McKay served as a commissioner for 12 years
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Welcome back winter friends
The phone started ringing about two weeks ago at The
Our faithful subscribers from the north call every year
about this time to let us know to stop the mail. They're
It's a signal for us that our winter friends, snowbirds
if you will, are back. First it's the October flock, a lot of
folks who rent six months a year.
Slowly, but surely, the traffic begins to pick up. As
does everything else. Retail sales ring up, lines at restau-
rants, the grocery store and gas pumps start to swell.
It's season! Well, not the big season rush, but a start
And hurray. Summer was long. Long and hot. We'd
hate to calculate the number of consecutive days the tem-
perature reached 90 and above.
You could sense the relief-- and the spring in the step
- of folks enjoying the first "cold snap" last week. You
know the day the forecast was 87 degrees.
And now, it's supposed to rain. Hurricane/tropical
storm Keith is bringing us a little more relief, both in the
temperature and the loathed lawn watering. Let's just keep
our fingers crossed we don't get too much water. Water
in the streets, water in the house, water in the carburetor.
Hurricane season doesn't end until Nov. 30.
But the good news is that tourist season is on the up
On a sad note
Greg LaPensee had a pretty horrific accident last
week, plunging in his car into the bay and spending the
wee morning hours five hours clinging to pilings
under the bridge as he gathered strength to get to shore.
We're sure his survival had something to do with his
young age of 18. It's something of a miracle he escaped
the car. He doesn't remember anything until he was cling-
ing to the first piling.
Finally ashore, he made his way up to the road and
tried to wave down passing motorists for help.
But no one stopped. He was wet, desperate, injured,
and waving his white T-shirt to no avail.
That's a sad commentary of us. That no one saw his
Desperate for help, he made the long walk up the
bridge to the tender, only to find him asleep and unrespon-
sive. Greg had to pound and kick on the door to get the
bridge tender's attention.
As his dad Mike said, "He's lucky. Really lucky."
He's a lucky kid all right.
We're just a little saddened that no one was there to
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Do no harm
Many Islander readers will remember the wonder-
ful story of Charlie Guy, the retired man who for many
years has been feeding and caring for the feral cats in
Holmes Beach near Publix.
These cats got where they are by irresponsible pet
owners dumping them and Charlie took it upon himself
to care for them. The cats are not only beautiful and
healthy, they do no harm to the environment in which they
live, in fact they keep the rodent population at zero.
Charlie takes the cats to be neutered, spayed and to
receive their necessary shots. The veterinarian says
Charlie's cats are in better health than many domestic cats
In the five-plus years that I have worked in an of-
fice adjacent to where these cats reside, I have never
seen a rat or mouse. The cats are in no way a nuisance.
They keep to themselves as most feral animals do.
This peaceful co-existence is about to change, un-
fortunately. Charlie has been notified by the property
managers of Loggerhead Junction (formerly Westbay
Professional Offices) next to the wooded city property
where the cats reside, that he has only a few days to
remove the cats or they will have the cats trapped and
removed to animal control and most certain death.
One of the things I liked most about moving to this
Island was the gentle, peaceful nature of the people
who inhabit it. This, too, has apparently changed. The
idea of do no harm hasn't reached some. All residents
of Holmes Beach who feel the way I do and want to
save these beautiful cats who have done no harm,
please voice your opinion. Perhaps a loud protest of
public opinion will make a difference.
Joan Davis, Holmes Beach
Cats' best friend needs help
For 12 years Charlie Guy, former Islander and vet-
eran, has been feeding stray and abandoned cats in
Holmes Beach. He feeds these cats every day, using scarce
personal funds. Charlie takes the cats for their shots and
When there are adoptable abandoned cats or kittens,
they are placed with foster families or the Humane Soci-
ety until homes can be found for them. When the cats are
feral, they are trapped, neutered, inoculated and returned
to the place where they live.
These cats are shy and reclusive. They live in the
woods and are invisible to most people. Only those who
feed them and occasionally help Charlie can approach
these cats. They will in time die of natural causes and are
not reproducing. Certainly no rat problem exists in their
habitat. But now, with their former refuges being de-
stroyed to build a new supermarket, a new pharmacy, etc.,
the cats are left with only the wooded section between
Publix and the vacant Beach Umbrellas building.
The owners of the Westbay strip mall want to make
modifications. They have forbidden Charlie to park in
their lot, they have complained to the code officer, they are
demanding that the cats be removed (read that as killed)
from the woods, which are not their property.
Charlie Guy needs all the friends he can find right
now to speak up and say that kindness and mercy still have
a place in Holmes Beach.
Francine Slack, Holmes Beach
Bring the code officer back
I understand that Gerry Rathvon, Bradenton Beach
code enforcement officer, reconsidered and came back
last week to work and Building Official Roger Titus
said he did not have any work for her and that he had
accepted her resignation. I would like to know why the
city commission would not take her back.
She has helped make a big improvement in this city
and is an extremely experienced and qualified person
in her field. Her excellent communication skills have
resulted in more than 200 code violations being re-
solved in an amicable manner.
We appreciate the good work she has done for our
city and feel she should receive the support of the city
commission in Bradenton Beach.
David Hendrickson, Bradenton Beach
THE ISLANDER 0 OCTOBER 4, 2000 u PAGE 7
Holmes Beach says Charlie Guy's cats must go
By David Futch
Charlie Guy's cats have used up at least one of
their nine lives.
Guy has been catching wild, feral cats behind
Publix for 12 years and having them neutered before
returning them there. Now Holmes Beach wants him to
The city owns the property where Guy puts his
traps that are baited with food. When he catches cats,
they get their distemper and rabies shots and are neu-
tered at Kindness Animal Center.
A neighboring business didn't like the idea of the
wild cats running free in the the thicket behind his of-
fice and complained to the city that the cats were get-
ting into cars and leaving signs behind.
Walter Wunderlich, the city's code enforcement
officer, said the city would give Guy approximately
two weeks to remove his traps.
"But after that," Wunderlich told Guy, "you'll be
issued a trespassing citation."
Guy promised Wunderlich he would comply, but
that he wasn't happy with the situation.
"These cats are my babies and I guarantee you
they're healthier than most cats," Guy said. "I've al-
ready relocated 28 cats to the east part of the county."
That, too, is a problem, according to Ronnie Lee of
Manatee County Animal Control Services.
"Mr. Guy's heart is in the right place," Lee said.
"But if he's relocating them somewhere else, he'sjust
moving the problem. These are feral cats and can't be
tamed and they're susceptible to disease, especially
-; Charlie Guy, right,
"talks with Joan Davis
.about having to
-: remove his cat cages
from Holmes Beach
city property. Walter
Wunderlich, the city's
officer, talks with Pat
Martin. Both Davis
and Martin have been
helping Guy catch
wild, feral cats. Guy
has them neutered
-'. "David Futch
Wunderlich said he talked to Guy a year ago about
the cats running wild.
"I got a call that the cats were everywhere,"
Wunderlich said. "We're going to work with him to
remove the cats."
Island residents slowly pick up re-entry tags
By Laurie Krosney
Islanders are slowly visiting their city halls to pick up
the hang tags they will need for faster access to the Island
following a disaster.
The tags have been available at all three Island cities
since late June. The tags are color coded: red for
Bradenton Beach, green for Holmes Beach, and blue for
Anna Maria. Island residents and property owners as well
as business owners and managers are eligible for the tags.
If there is a disaster that requires evacuation, such as
a hurricane, a roadblock will be established east of the
Island bridges. Cars with hang tags will be waved through
to the Island. People without tags will be diverted to a
check point where they will have to show identification
proving they are residents, property owners, business
owners or managers to get onto the Island to view their
Anna Maria Public Works Director Anne Beck said
her city ordered 3,000 tags. She said the city has between
1,800 and 1,830 residents. Extra tags were ordered be-
cause people sell or move, and there have to be tags for
new people moving into Anna Maria. The city has given
out 591 tags to date. Applications are available at Anna
Maria City Hall and at the Anna Maria Post Office.
In Holmes Beach, where the tags are available at the
police department, Bonnie Lalos, senior dispatcher, said
the city has given out 803 tags to date. Holmes Beach City
Clerk Brooke Bennett said they ordered 4,000 tags.
Lea Ann Bessonette, deputy city clerk in Bradenton
Beach, said 1,500 tags were ordered. It appears that 346
tags have been issued thus far.
For more information on the tag program, call
Anna Maria city hall at 708-6130, the Holmes Beach
police department at 708-5804 and Bradenton Beach
city hall at 778-1005.
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Charter changes topic Thursday in Bradenton Beach
By Paul Roat
Bradenton Beach citizens will have an opportunity
to discuss changes in the document that establishes
Bradenton Beach Thursday night, as commissioners
discuss the city's charter.
A special charter review committee has been meet-
ing since the first of the year to discuss amendments to
the document, which must be approved by voters be-
fore becoming law. The issue is expected to be on the
Nov. 7 general election ballot.
A city charter is the enabling law that allows a city to
be a city. The document sets forth how officials are
elected, general guidelines for duties of officers, city
boundaries and other elements of municipal government.
Probably the most controversial aspect of the pro-
posed changes is one that will be brought forth by
Mayor Gail Cole: having the city's charter include lan-
guage that prohibits building height above current stan-
dards which are roughly 40 feet high.
"I expect to see requests for higher buildings in the
city within the next five years," Cole has said. "I want
to protect the city so it will be nearly impossible for that
Charter review committee members John
Burns, Herb Dolan, Ken Lohn, Ivan Pavlan, Mollie
Sandberg and City Commissioner Bill Arnold as chair
- have discussed the building height request and said
they did not believe the city charter is the appropriate
place for such restrictions. City land development
codes prohibit high buildings, they have said, and that
should be sufficient protection for the elevation issue.
Another significant change to the charter is a revision
to drop the runoff elections for mayor. The current char-
ter calls for mayoral candidates to face off in a runoff elec-
tion if a candidate does not receive more than 50 percent
of the vote. The change would have the top vote-getter
elected, a move review committee members said would
save the city money in election costs.
Most of the other changes are minor word changes
or clarifications in language. The charter does correct
an error regarding election dates, calling for city com-
mission and mayor elections to be held the first Tues-
day following the first Monday in November, rather
than the current language of "the first Tuesday in No-
vember." The change adheres to state and federal elec-
The charter changes also accelerate when candi-
dates can take office. Candidates currently take office
on the second Monday in December; the change would
have them take office on the second Monday follow-
ing the election.
Changes to the charter are available at city hall,
107 Gulf Drive N. The public hearing on the matter
will begin at city hall at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5.
Anonymous benefactor betters Holmes Beach
By Ann McGrath
Comments became heated at the Holmes Beach
Parks and Beautification Committee meeting Sept.
6 when one member learned that the city plans to
accept money from an anonymous benefactor for
construction of a gazebo near city hall.
Committee member Sarah Maloney objected
because she said one person should not have creative
and financial control of a city project. All the people
in Holmes Beach should be allowed input on the
project, she said.
"I'm not selling a piece of the city," said city
commissioner and committee liaison Roger Lutz,
who presented the proposal. Lutz went on to explain
that the city will shop the plan, take it to the city com-
missioners, and then to all the citizens of Holmes
Beach before any decision is made about the gazebo.
Lutz told the committee that Emily Anne Smith of
Eatman & Smith, and architectural firm, was asked to
submit a design for the structure by the city commis-
sion. He said it should be ready for review in several
"I'm on Emily's meter and I'm very impatient. I
would hope that we could put some kind of a deadline on
this. I don't know how long I'm going to be around," said
"anonymous benefactor" Ed Hall with a smile, as he spoke
to the committee later in the meeting.
Thanks to Hall, every police car in Holmes Beach
now has a heart defibrillator, noted committee chair-
man Jim Gloth.
Hall said he miraculously survived a cardiac
arrest at his home, and while it was happening,
"The man upstairs said, 'If we get him through
this, he will give defibrillators to the Holmes
Beach Police Department.'"
Because of the publicity from the donation,
Hall said, other good things happened in other
communities, and "now there's quite a movement
Before the meeting ended, each member of
the committee, including Maloney, thanked Hall
for his generosity.
It was agreed that Hall would contribute to the
cost of constructing a gazebo near city hall.
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Commissioners hear request for boat, seawall fix
By Ann McGrath
Holmes Beach commissioners listened as city of-
ficials explained requests for approval to purchase a
new police boat and to accept a bid to repair a section
of city-owned seawall.
Police Chief Jay Romine asked commiss' -ners to
approve the purchase of a police boat without review-
ing specifications. This method of approval, called
"single-source justification" allows commissioners to
vote immediately regarding a purchase. The result is
quicker approval because it does not require the city to
take bids or place a resolution on the agenda.
Romine said he has received recommendations to
purchase a Proline boat because of the ease of mainte-
nance and because there is a dealer nearby at the
Holmes Beach Marina.
The $28.307 purchase will be paid for by a West
Coast Inland Navigational District grant of $30,786.
The new boat, a 22-foot Proline Sport model, has a
200-horsepower Mercury motor. The present patrol boat,
a 19-foot Wellcraft, has a 115-horsepower Mercury mo-
tor with 1,500 hours of use, said Lt. Dale Stephenson.
The purchase was approved by a 3-1 vote with
Commissioners Roger Lutz, Sandy Haas-Martins and
Don Maloney in favor of the purchase. Commissioner
Rich Bohnenberger voted against the request because he
wanted to see specifications from several dealers before
giving his approval. Commissioner Pat Geyer was absent.
Maloney quipped that he was pulled over by the
marine patrol officer for speeding last weekend.
"We wore out our old boat and that's why we need
another one," Romine said with a grin.
Public Works Director Joe Duennes asked the
commission to approve a bid of $230,799 from
Bayshore Construction Inc. for seawall restoration.
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Seven companies responded to the city's bid re-
quest, Duennes said, but only two showed up for a
mandatory preliminary bid meeting at the seawall site.
Of those two, one doubled the other. Duennes said "the
thumbnail rule" on the cost of seawall repair is $200
per foot. He estimates the need at 1,010 square feet, so
the lower bid is in line.
The bid amount also includes dock repairs. In or-
der to repair the city seawalls, two or three boards in
each privately owned dock will be removed, Duennes
said, and he said it would be fair for the city to replace
Seawall restoration will take place on T-end canals
in three areas: between 72nd and 74th streets, 74th and
75th streets, and 75th and 77th streets.
The work should begin in early February after the
contractor receives a permit from the Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection. Completion will
take between 30 and 60 days, depending on weather
conditions, Duennes said.
Lutz disagreed that the docks should be repaired
with city money because they are owned by individu-
als who hold permits and he paused for a moment be-
fore voting yes. Haas-Martins, Maloney and
Bohnenberger also voted in favor of approving the bid.
Bohnenberger suggested commissioners discuss rais-
ing permit fees for docks at one of the next work sessions.
In other business, the commission voted unani-
mously to adopt Manatee County's animal control or-
dinance and to change the election day in Holmes
Beach to correspond to the national election day.
The difference in the old and the new animal ordi-
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$50; second offense $100; and a court appearance for
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it's on public property, dogs in the back of pickup trucks
must be restrained and ferrets must be vaccinated.
During a previous work session, Commissioner Pat
Geyer said it was ironic that dogs must be restrained in
the back of pickup trucks when Florida law allows
children to ride unrestrained in the back of pickups.
Commissioners voted unanimously approving a
resolution changing the election date for the city of
Holmes Beach from the second Tuesday in November
to the first Tuesday after the first Monday in Novem-
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Beach to correspond to national election days.
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The works of at least 20 new members of the Art-
ists Guild of Anna Maria Island will be exhibited dur-
ing October at the guild's gallery, 5414 Marina Drive,
Each of the new members will have space for a
picture, said guild co-director Mercedes Thornburg.
An opening reception will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Fri-
day, Oct. 6, with the public invited, she said. The gal-
lery regularly features the works of 67 local artists.
Autumn hours now in effect are Monday-Friday 10
a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Details are
available at 778-2424.
Gloria Dei men's Bible study
Men of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church have issued an
invitation to other Anna Maria Island men to attend the
season's opening Bible study event Thursday, Oct. 5.
It will begin at 7 a.m. at the Cafe on the Beach,
where Manatee Avenue meets the Gulf of Mexico. This
and the other sessions in the Thursday morning men's
Bible study series will be on St. Paul's letter to the.
Ephesians, said the Rev. Dan Kilts, pastor.
"Ephesians embraces the teachings unique to the
Christian faith," said Pastor Kilts, "and St. Paul's let-
ter ranks very high in the devotional and theological
literature of the Christian church."
More information may be obtained at 778-1813.
Auditions for 'Divorce
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and four women of various ages in the Island Players
December production of "Divorce American Style."
Auditions are set for Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the
By David Futch
Laurel Lynch wants people to know there is a place
they can go for help if they're in an abusive relation-
ship where black eyes are the norm and mental anguish
Lynch is the executive director of Hope Family
Services Inc. in Bradenton, a non-profit domestic vio-
lence agency that provides safe shelter and help for
women and men who are victims of abuse.
"Domestic violence is all about power and con-
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anything to us. At Hope Family Services we try to raise
awareness because 20 years ago people didn't talk
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logue, we can make a difference."
October is the month to get people talking about
domestic violence and how to deal with and prevent it,
she said. October is National Domestic Violence
One of the problems Lynch said she sees and hears
all the time is that people don't think it happens in their
neighborhood. That just isn't so, she said.
"We have a number of clients from Anna Maria,
Longboat Key, Palmetto and every neighborhood in
Once again David Moynihan led in both new list-
ings and sales at the Anna Maria Island office of
Wagner Realty for August. Other leaders in listings
included Berndt Wolpers of the Longboat Key office
and Pat McClary of the Manatee Avenue office. Other
sales leaders included Dorothy Cook of Longboat and
Barbara Mollanazar of Manatee Avenue.
Carole Neinze was tops in listing new property and
in sales in August at the Anna Maria office of Arvida
Realty Services. Other leaders for Arvida included the
team of Stan Haidl and Peter Salefsky, who led both
listings and sales at the Longboat Key office.
Rosemary Holmes will be exhibiting her work at the
Off Stage Ladies meeting
Wednesday for luncheon
The Anna Maria Island Players' auxiliary, the Off
Stage Ladies, will meet for luncheon at 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 11, at the Seafood Shack in Cortez,
just off the mainland end of the Cortez Bridge. Details
may be obtained at 795-8753.
Southern Style' Oct. 15
group's theater at Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue in
The play will run from Dec. 1-10. For more
information, call Todd at 792-3986.
between," Lynch said. "The Manatee County Sheriff's
Office has taken a pro-active stand when it comes to
domestic violence. If an officer enters a home and a
table is upside down and the kids are crying, then
someone is going to jail."
Hope Family Services has a 24-hour hotline for
those in need. The number is 755-6805.
They also offer safe shelter in a confidential loca-
tion. And there is adult and children counseling. Hope
offers all services confidentially, free of charge and
without regard to race, gender, age, socio-economic
status, sexual orientation, disability, religious or politi-
It's not just women who are affected, though
Lynch said about 95 percent of her clients are women.
"There are women with power and control needs,
but people who get battered usually are smaller," she
said. "So the husband batters his wife and she in turn
batters the children. But we've had a case where a wife
put a knife to her husband's throat. She was arrested
and we were able to get him out in 48 hours."
Children often suffer mental scarring and emo-
tional troubles that can last a lifetime, Lynch said.
Often domestic violence begets domestic violence
and is passed on from father to son, she said. In other
words, fathers teach their sons that it's a normal func-
tion of marriage to beat your wife and children.
Lynch added stress is a common factor in domes-
tic violence and economics or lack of money is a pri-
mary cause of stress leading to violence.
Over the past decade as the economy took off on
it's bullish ride, the number of police reports involving
domestic violence dropped.
"If the economy cools," she said, "we're going to
see an increase. "
When a woman wants to get out, she has no place
to go and no money.
"The most dangerous time for a battered woman is
when she leaves," Lynch said. "She's taking control by
leaving and the spouse wants that control back.
"People can learn to change. Is it tough? Abso-
lutely. Is it impossible? Absolutely not. It's difficult
and you've got to want to change."
October is National Domestic
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Island Players begin 52nd
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The Island Players kick off their 52nd season by
presenting the hilarious machinations of a dysfunc-
tional family in "Dearly Departed."
Opening night is set for Friday, Oct. 13, at the
group's theater at the corner of Gulf Drive and Pine
Avenue in Anna Maria. Curtain time is 8 p.m. The play
runs through Sunday, Oct. 22. Matinees are scheduled
for Sundays at 2 p.m. There are no shows on Monday.
Bud. the patriarch of the Turpin clan, has died and
the ensuing problems it creates for his wife and chil-
dren add to the chaos.
The Turpins seem to be able to provide classic
examples of domestic problems.
The need to arrange and pay for his funeral strains
Mystery novelist at
library on Tuesday
Tim Dorsey, Tampa newspaperman who took up
novel writing, will speak at a public meeting of the
Friends of the Island Li-
brary Tuesday, Oct. 10.
SHe is the first in a
series of "a pleasant hour
with interesting guests" the
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- tion is presenting this sea-
A son. The meeting will be
from 3 to 4 p.m. in the
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library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Dorsey Holmes Beach.
Dorsey joined the Tampa Tribune as political re-
porter and copy editor in 1987. He left the paper
years later to write "Florida Roadkill," acclaimed as
an outstanding first novel and hilarious besides.
His latest comic-mystery novel, "Hammerhead
Ranch Motel," was reviewed recently in the Sunday
New York Times Book Review. It relates raucous
adventures that take place within a short drive of
The series is open and free to the public and tick-
ets are no longer necessary. Attendance is limited by
the size of the meeting place, however. Further in-
formation may be obtained at 778-4672.
their resources, emotional and financila, to the limit.
Their friends and neighbors help, but also contrib-
ute to the chaos.
Set in the rural Southern backwoods, the doings
leading up to the funeral will have audiences roaring
According to play director Kelly Woodland, "The
play is much funnier than the title suggests."
The play runs through Sunday, Oct. 22. Tickets are
$12 or $50 for the five-play season. The box office -
telephone 778-5755 is scheduled to open Monday,
Oct. 2. It is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.
to 2 p.m. and also an hour before each performance for
the run of the play.
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By Carrie Price
The natives are restless at least the Florida
natives are restless in Tim Dorsey's wild and hys-
terical second novel "Hammerhead Ranch Motel."
The novel centers around an elusive $5 million,
a cast of characters that includes a Don Johnson
impersonator and a motel with a hammerhead shark
motif where all the flotsam and jetsam eventually
Readers of Dorsey's first novel, "Florida
Roadkill," will be happy to reunite with endearing
psychotic and Florida native Serge. His obsession
with Florida history and compulsive need to pho-
tograph odd tourist-type sights provide an off-the-
map itinerary worthy of a real life road trip.
Dorsey, a former political reporter and editor,
raids the headlines for the bizarre and local read-
ers may feel a sense of pride knowing that when it
comes to Florida the truth really is stranger than
fiction. Dorsey doesn't disappoint, though he does
a fine job of filling in where the truth leaves off and
"Hammerhead Ranch Motel" fills out nicely with
his refreshing and zany writing.
Dorsey is a welcome addition to Florida fiction
and his second novel should satisfy restless natives
everywhere. So settle down with "Hammerhead
Ranch Motel" and hang on for the ride through a
good book about a great state.
Reception Friday to launch art league's season
A reception for the opening of the annual Fac-
ulty Exhibit will be at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at the
Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd.,
The league also has announced its season sched-
ule, beginning with the Faculty Exhibit and ending
with the annual Manatee High School Exhibit in
Classes at the center are programmed for the sea-
son, and schedules may be obtained by calling the
league at 778-2099. Among the classes are those
which the league provides free of charge to selected
children and adults, with the children's work exhib-
ited during the Winterfest celebration.
The Faculty Exhibit will show works by Brenda
Holland, Radi Nesbitt, Sandra French, Stacie Dine-
Axe, Pegi Clark Pearson, Julie Claudel Stewart, Bar-
bara Singer, Bob Smelser and Harmony Feldman.
Hours at the gallery are 8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday.
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Eleanor M. Schamber Gill
Eleanor M. Schamber Gill, 97, of Sarasota and
formerly of Anna Maria, died Sept. 18 in Sarasota.
Born in Warren, Pa., Mrs. Gill was an Anna Maria
city commissioner from 1932-36. She was a mail car-
Private services will be held at a later date. Robarts
Funeral Home, Sarasota, is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by daughter Lorraine S. Rife of
Steinhatchee; son Cory R. Schamber of Steinhatchee;
six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and six
Bertha L. Morgan
Bertha L. Morgan, 94, of Anna Maria, died Sept.
26 in Our Island Home, an assisted living facility.
Born in Washington, D.C., Mrs. Morgan came to
Manatee County from Silver Springs, Md., in 1969.
She was a dental hygienist on Anna Maria Island and
Bradenton. She was a past president of American Den-
tal Hygienist Association, Maryland Chapter, and held
other national offices with the organization. She was a
volunteer at Blake Medical Center. She attended Palma
Sola Presbyterian Church.
Services will be Wednesday, Oct. 4, at Palma Sola
Presbyterian Church, 6510 Third Ave. W., Bradenton.
Burial will be in Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington,
D.C., at a later date. Memorial donations may be made
to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd.,
Sarasota FL 34238, or the charity of one's choice.
National Cremation Society was in charge of arrange-
She is survived by daughter-in-law Annie of
Bradenton; two grandchildren; and three great-grand-
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First in their class
Representing the Island school in the sectional
competition of the national punt, pass and kick
contest to be held Oct. 21 at G.T. Bray Park in
Bradenton, are, from left to right, Donna Matney,
Flannery McClung, Danielle Mullen, Spencer
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Third- through fifth-grade students at Anna Maria El-
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punt, pass and kick contest in their physical education
Competition was heavy during the preliminary rounds
as students took their scores and the competition seriously.
"We practice at home," says Donna Matney. "The
boys won't let us play on the field with them at school."
The competition offers boys and girls the opportunity
to compete separately, matching their skills in punting,
passing and place kicking against their peers. Each partici-
pant receives a certificate and ribbons are awarded to the
first, second and third place winner of each group.
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girl's divisions Flannery McClung (age 8-9), Danielle
Mullen (age 10-11) and Donna Matney (age 12-13) will
move to the next round.
Each of the first place winners say they are active in
after-school athletic programs and soccer is the favorite
sport for the majority of the group.
Flannery McClung tries to emulate the winning spirit
of her favorite U.S. soccer star Mia Hamm. "She says to
keep your head up and keep trying."
Winners at the sectional competition will advance to
the final competition, which will be held at a Tampa Bay
Buccaneers home game in November.
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Oct. 10 Parent-Teacher Organization meeting at
Anna Maria Elementary School from 5 tb 7 p.m.
The evening's menu will feature Caesar salad
and Bali-grilled chicken breast with pineapple salsa.
Meal tickets should be purchased by Oct. 5.
Checks may be made out to Anna Maria PTO, $6 for
adults and $4 for children. Order forms are available
at the school.
The PTO meeting will follow dinner. The first
grade classes will present a play titled "A Book is a
Magic Carpet." The play is a "singing book review"
of some of their teachers' favorite stories.
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Anna Maria considers artificial reef under city pier
By Laurie Krosney
The Anna Maria City Pier could be home to an
artificial reef as early as January 2001. The reef would
provide habitat to young fish species and help them
grow to maturity.
Bob Fluke, coordinator of Manatee County's Ad
Hoc Reef Committee, spoke at the Anna Maria City
Commission meeting Sept 28. He said the county's reef
project has been under way for two years now.
"The program grew from the need to increase and
enhance recreational fishing and diving in addition to
creating and restoring marine habitat lost to develop-
ment," he said.
Manatee County has seven reefs now. Two are
more than 10 years old. The existing reefs are prima-
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The proposed city pier reef would be made of ar-
tificial "reef balls." According to a brochure from the
Reef Ball Foundation, "a reef ball is an artificial reef
module that imitates the appearance and function of
natural coral reefs.
"The reef balls have openings and canals that make
up an ideal living environment for a great variety of
marine species. A special concrete mix, with a pH simi-
lar to sea water, assures compatibility with the ocean."
Commissioner Jay Hill said he thought the reef ball
project sounded like an excellent idea. He was espe-
cially interested in the effect of the project on snook.
"The pier is famous for snook. Snook is an inshore
type of fish that hang on the sandy bottom and fisher-
men free line them with shrimp or pinfish," Hill said.
Fluke replied there would be a monitoring program
to look at the type of species that would be attracted.
"We're not sure what type of fish we'll attract in
our artificial reef," Fluke said. "We're looking for fish-
ery enhancement a place for juvenile fish to grow
- because we've lost habitat from development."
Ernie Moon of Pine Avenue questioned whether
anyone has placed reef balls beneath a pier before.
Fluke replied, "One of the big ideas is deploying
them under boat docks. This has been done many
places to try to give habitat back to the fish."
City Attorney Jim Dye suggested that the city
check with the pier's restaurant tenant to see if he has
any objections to the project.
He also suggested a "hold harmless" clause if the
city goes ahead something he said could be looked
into as the permitting process moves forward.
Commissioners decided to postpone a vote on the
artificial reef project until checking with Mario
Schoenfelder, who holds the lease for the pier, and until
they have time to look over the reef ball materials of-
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Bradenton city attorney cancels meeting at last second
By David Futch
Bradenton city attorney Bill Lisch canceled a
meeting with Perico Eight attorney Jane Gordon and
Gordon isn't sure why.
She does, however, suspect Lisch was upset that
the news media found out about the proposed Sept.
20 meeting at Gordon's office in West Palm Beach.
Lisch could not be reached for comment to find
out why he canceled the meeting to discuss "a settle-
ment," Gordon said.
She added that she and Perico Eight members
put out a press release on Tuesday, Sept. 19, stating
that the Perico Eight, a group of Manatee County
and Island residents who are challenging amend-
ments to the city's comprehensive land-use plan, had
been approached by the city.to discuss the status of
the case and possible settlement of the challenge.
Amendments to the land-use plan allowed
Bradenton city council members to approve Arvida
Co.'s plan to build 898 units on north Perico Island.
When Lisch found out about the press release
announcing the meeting, he called Gordon and can-
"There was nothing false or premature about that
press release," Gordon said. "This is a hot issue and
I can understand him being defensive. I never asked
for any guarantees or assurances. I think he's tried
to convince himself he never said settlement when
he talked to me.
"I don't know why he didn't want to meet even
if the media knew about it.
"I left this open to him."
She said she wondered what would be the pur-
pose of a meeting with Lisch unless something was
going to get settled, or at least negotiated.
"We're still open to getting together with Bill
Lisch," Gordon said. "It really isn't that big a deal
to sit down and talk to him. We're going to proceed
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nity Affairs and then we start the appeals process.
We're in a period of down time right now."
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Donations of items are being sought to be sold
in the silent auction part of the "Moon Over
Perico" dinner-dance Saturday, Oct. 14.
The event will help finance the legal expenses
incurred in the battle against the Arvida Co. push
to build 898 residential units on Perico Island. The
fight is being waged by Concerned Citizens of
Manatee, among others.
The dinner dance will begin at 5:30 p.m. at St.
Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive,
Holmes Beach. It will feature big band music by
the Melody Booth Orchestra and dinner catered
by Wild Monkey Gourmet, with a cash bar. Dress
is evening casual.
The city of Bradenton has approved the
Arvida proposal and the Florida Department of
Community Affairs has gone along. It "may allow
Arvida to develop 10- to 12-story high-rise build-
ings on Perico Island's environmentally sensitive
land," said Jane von Hahmann.
She is Manatee County commissioner-elect,
chairs the Cortez Waterfronts Florida organization,
project that includes 10-story buildings along the
Manatee River where there now are none,
ManaSota-88 attorney Dan Lobeck said he received
three motions from Bradenton Friday, Sept. 22.
The motions ask that the environmental group's
certiorari action be dismissed.
ManaSota-88's writ of certiorari is an appeal of
the city's approval of the development on procedural
grounds. ManaSota-88 claims there was inadequate
evidence before the Bradenton city council to merit
approval of Arvida's development.
"The principal procedural attack was that the
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by challenging everyone's standing in the case."
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"Other safety issues such as hurricane evacu-
ation and traffic are being questioned," she said.
"Our legal challenge is going well. However, the
city of Bradenton's decision to bring Arvida into this
legal battle, requesting that they foot the city's legal
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the image of Manatee County is at stake."
People and businesses wishing to donate
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live near the proposed project will not be affected by
it despite traffic concerns and problems associated
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"I'm confident we'll survive that and all or some of
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"The city also wants to strike some paragraphs in the
certiorari action that deal with traffic and hurricanes.
The city is asking the judge to abate the action until the
Perico Eight suit is resolved. I'm going to file for an ex-
tension of 30 days because the three challenges are
As a footnote. Lobeck said Circuit Judge Janette
Dunnigan, who was to hear the case, has recused
-herself, or stepped aside, because of a conflict of
interest. Dunnigan said friends own the large tract of
land where Arvida wants to build.
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Sept. 23, 100 block of Maple Avenue, alarm com-
pliance. An officer responded to an alarm, checked all
accessible areas, found areas secure and left an alarm
compliance mail-in card at the location.
Sept. 24, 900 block of South Bay Boulevard, re-
covered stolen tag. An officer noted a Florida tag not
properly attached to a blue Chevrolet Yukon parked at
the Galati Marine parking lot. Upon checking the tag
number with dispatch and teletype, it was confirmed as
a stolen tag from Polk County and was confiscated by
the officer. After checking the vehicle VIN number, the
officer discovered that the vehicle was not stolen. Fur-
ther investigation revealed that the tag was -also not
stolen, but owned by the auto dealer. The tag was re-
turned to the individual.
Sept. 26, 600 block of Fern, information. An of-
ficer responded to a domestic argument. There were
allegations of physical violence, but no evidence or
witnesses to support them.
Sept. 26, 200 block of Gladiolus Street, lost prop-
erty. A resident reported that his Florida driver's li-
cense was lost.
Sept. 17, 90 Midge St., Pines Mobile Home Park,
lost property. A woman reported she hasn't been able
to locate her purse since the day she packed things in
boxes to evacuate for Hurricane Gordon. She said it's
possible the purse is in one of the boxes sent to a
friend's house for safekeeping.
Sept. 23, 2200 block of Ave. C, trespass. Police re-
ported that an ex-boyfriend who moved out more than a
month ago pried open a sliding door to get his belongings,
but when residents told him to leave, he left without tak-
ing anything. The officer gave him a trespass warning, but
advised that he may need to file a court order to get his
things. Pry marks were observed by the door handle.
Sept. 23, 500 Gulf Drive North, no driver's license.
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insurance and causing a crash. She was driving a white
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The Longboat Key Police Department re-
quested backup from Bradenton Beach police to
find a stolen car that refused to stop for Longboat
Lt. Judd Jenson Sept. 25.
Bradenton Beach officers Tom Ferrara and
John Tsakiri arrived on the scene of Coquina Park
where the car was last observed. The officers were
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in the Bradenton Beach patrol vehicle and was
later released to Longboat police custody.
The officers secured the scene until the Mana-
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1979 Mercedes, traveling west on Cortez Road toward
Gulf Drive, when she ran a red light causing a crash.
The vehicle was towed.
Sept. 23, 2400 block of Avenue C, criminal mis-
chief. A property owner stated someone had smashed
his mailbox, kicked over a plant pot and uprooted a
ficus tree. The owner said that he saw a male juvenile
approximately 6 feet tall with brown hair and a brown
goatee near his mailbox. He said the juvenile some-
times walks across his yard.
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The first suspect, a 15-year-old Hispanic fe-
male, was tracked by the K-9 dog south of lifeguard
stand number 7. When she attempted to run from
the K-9 handler and the dog, she was bitten and was
attended by emergency medical personnel.
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male, was located near the 1300 block of Gulf
Drive South. The K-9 unit tracked the suspect and
the dog apprehended him as he resisted and at-
tempted to flee the area at the edge of Anna Maria
Sound. Sheriff's Deputy Clay Saunders brought the
suspect out of the water. The suspect was treated by
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bitten and taken down by the K-9 dog in the 1200
block of Gulf Drive South.
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of age and open container. A female, 18,. was issued a
notice to appear in court for possession of alcohol, and
two other individuals were issued citations for open
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Forest firefighter home again, wants rematch
By Jim Hanson
There are better ways to see California than
through a shroud of smoke and flame, but Richard
Losek wouldn't know about them.
He's back now from 14 days on the fire line of a
74,500-acre fire in the Sequoia National Forest, which
was partially contained but not conquered when he had
used up his time and had to come home.
He is a firefighter by trade, with West Manatee Fire
Rescue. He worked out of the Anna Maria station un-
til reassignment to the station at Manatee Avenue and
Although he is a structural firefighter, he had
signed up early in the season to fight forest fires, as he
had for the past several years of his dozen years with
the local department. He and other professionals from
seven departments in Florida and others around the
United States burned vacation time to serve in Califor-
nia: They didn't cost local departments anything, paid
as they were by the federal government.
The camp where he ended up was at 7,000 feet el-
evation in the Sierra Nevada Mountains north of Los
Angeles. From there the men and women of his 20-
member crew took whatever assignment came up.
Always as they were leaving, they got a briefing on
where and how bad their part of the fire was, how to get
there and, much more chilling, the best escape route to
safe or burned-out areas if the fire flared on them.
"We didn't lose anybody, didn't even have bad
injuries," he said. "Oh, there were cuts and bruises,
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bound to happen in such steep, rocky country. One guy
got hurt when a chain saw bound up. But there were a
lot of EMT (emergency medical technicians) with us
and medical service was quick and good."
Much of their work involved forming fire lines,
sawing and chopping and scraping away fuel in wide
bands around a fire to keep it confined. "We looked for
hot spots in an area and dug them out. We weren't a
hotshot crew, though, the guys who are specialists and
Scam artists work
By Laurie Krosney
Beware of phone calls from people who say they
want to sell you shutters. That's the word from
Manatee County Sheriff's Lt. John Sixbey at the
Sept. 28 meeting of the Anna Maria Commission.
The scammers call Anna Maria citizens and of-
fer to sell them storm shutters at a low rate.
Potential customers are asked to pay half of the
cost up front by giving a credit card number over the
phone. They then set up a date for the installation of
The trouble is, nobody ever shows up to in-
stall the shutters.
The scam artists are apparently also going
door to door. Vice Mayor Doug Wolfe said a con-
stituent called him and said people from the shut-
ter company were in his house right then offering
to install "the same shutters that are on Anna
Maria City Hall."
But there are no shutters on city hall, Wolfe
If you are contacted by the scammers, call the
sheriff's office at 747-3011. Ask for Anna Maria's
extension and make a report, Sixbey recom-
4 carried Losek
on troublesome spots, along with food and an emer-
tive material a cover the firefighters pray they'll
never need, for it's a last resort amid flames.
"One day my squad had a fire break out on us," he
said. "We tried to put a ring around it, and ended up
calling up a helicopter. It dumped three big buckets of
water on it and that took the fire down to where we
could handle it."
Another helicopter lifted them near a breakout fire,
and they hiked to the blaze and directed the helicopter
in its water drop. That was at 9,740 feet, the highest el-
evation Losek reached.
"Your body adjusts in a day or so to the elevation,"
he said. "You breathe a little harder, that's all. We were
all in pretty good shape."
He's happy to be back at home, still feeling some
discomfort at having had to leave while 500 fires were
still consuming forests in the West with no one contest-
ing them. His wife is even happier to have him home,
though he thinks he has convinced her that forest fires
are no more dangerous than Anna Maria and West
It's just as well he fondly hopes to go west.again
next forest fire season.
Winners in the Sept. 30 horseshoe games
were Jack Cooper and Jimmy Spencer. both of
Holmes Beach. Runners-up were Bill Starrett of
Anna Maria and Pete Watson of England.
Winners in the Sept. 27 games were Ron
Pepka of Bradenton and Starrett. Runners-up were
Cooper and George Landraitis of Holmes Beach.
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Mackerel thick just off beach, grouper move in
By Capt. David Futch
Spanish mackerel are schooling in great numbers
just off the beach while red and gag grouper are mov-
ing closer to shore as they make their fall run into shal-
Some recreational anglers reported catching keeper
red grouper in water 15 to 25 feet deep while
charterboat guides report finding a lot of gag grouper
where the red grouper had been bunching up in 100 to
130 feet of water.
Capt. Sam Kimball on the Legend out of Annie's
Bait & Tackle in Cortez said mackerel from 2 to 4
pounds can be caught just offshore with bonita to 12
pounds mixed in with them. Barracuda to 35 pounds
are around. Kimball said he's been catching gag and
red grouper to 12 pounds in 45 to 75 feet of water us-
ing pinfish and cut sardines for bait. In addition, man-
grove snapper to 6 pounds and lane snapper to 3 are
readily available, and flounder are around, too.
Capt. Tom Chaya on Dolphin Dreams in Holmes
Beach said snook, redfish and Spanish mackerel have
been his choices lately. There are plenty of all three
around for the taking.
Carl Shaner at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle
said wade fishermen are doing good on snook by free
lining shrimp around mangroves. Grouper are biting in
15 to 25 feet of water. Trout are hitting nice, but they're
scattered. Redfish are on the flats and anglers are us-
ing live shrimp and gold spoons.
Bob Kilb at Rod & Reel Pier in Anna Maria said
redfish, redfish and more redfish are biting at the pier.
"They're all over the place and bunched up," Kilb
said. "Everybody's doing good on them and catching
their limit. Snook are biting like crazy but most are
under 24 inches. There are a lot of decent-sized floun-
der and black drum while others are catching a few
mackerel and snapper."
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said
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on the north end," Lowman said. "To the south, snook
can be caught from Longboat Pass to the Bradenton
Beach City Pier on the inside of north Sarasota Bay. It's
kind of strange for them to be there, but they are.
"There are a lot of mackerel around and they're big
ones. Twenty inches is common. The start of the fall
cobia season is here and make sure you take a couple
of pinfish or shrimp. Grouper fishing has changed a
little since the big storm. Red grouper aren't in 20 mile
range. Now we're catching gags there. The reds moved
after the storm. Mangrove snapper fishing on any kind
of structure is good at the Skyway, rocks around
Egmont, the artificial reefs."
Capt. Curt Morrison and Capt. Ryan Hackney
said they're still catching red grouper to 20 pounds and
mangrove snapper and lane snapper to two pounds.
"It was flat the other day and hot. Once we get a real
cold front then the gags will show up," Morrison said.
"The water changed six degrees last week and if it keeps
going, the kingfish will be here when it reaches 79. At 76
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Capt. Them Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
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"We're still catching a lot of snook but they're
undersized. We're seeing quite a few redfish," Smith
said. "Where you had to have low tide before to catch
reds, now it doesn't matter if it's high or low or in be-
tween. There are a lot of bull reds around the Sunshine
Skyway Bridge. Trout from 19 to 23 inches have been
around and biting well."
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip Tide in Holmes
Beach said he had a great week of fishing after going
out farther than he usually does.
"Two days in a row in 120 to 130 feet of water we
caught a lot of gag grouper," Denham said. "It's the
first time in a couple of months that we came back with
more gag grouper than red grouper and some of the
gags weighed 20 pounds. We caught a mess of man-
grove snapper 20 inches long or better."
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A perfect 10
Michael Hoy of Holmes Beach became the first to
score a perfect 10 out of 10 in The Islander's weekly
He did so by picking some major upsets, the big
one being the New York Jets over the Bucs and the
lesser one the South Carolina Gamecocks over Missis-
Hoy said there was no science or strategy involved.
"It was just pure luck," Hoy said. "I don't know a
lot about football. I watch it every once in a while. I
went with the favorites and changed a few. This is the
first year I've played. They were just random picks. I
thought the Bucs were due for an upset. I don't think
I'm a good picker. It's just luck."
Hoy is $50 ahead of the game with his winnings
and winning ways.
Fortenberry punishes Palm Tree
with four goals
Andrew Fortenberry was a one-man wrecking
crew, scoring four goals to lead Galati Marine to a 5-0
win over Palm Tree Villas in Division III soccer Sept.
26 at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
Broderick West picked up the final tally for Galati
with a hard shot late in the second half.
Less than a minute into the game, Galati forward
Jay Dee Jackson stole the ball and passed it to
Fortenberry, who fired the ball at Max Marnie in the
Palm Tree goal.
Marnie made a fine-stop, but the ball bounced back
to Fortenberry and he pooched it over Marnie's head
for the first goal.
Palm Tree's Will Osborne took the ball on the
kickoff, dribbled down the center of the field and
missed a shot that nicked the right post.
Fortenberry would have none of it.
He controlled the ball at mid-field and cruised his
way past three players, finally faking out the goalie,
who came out to challenge. His shot in the right cor-
ner made it 2-0 Galati.
Minutes later, with good defense from Nick and
Carmine Galati and Tyler Heineman, Fortenberry stole
the ball and scored for a 3-0 lead.
It looked like Flannery McClung of Galati would
score, but her shot came up short.
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SPORTS, FROM PAGE 20
Marnie came out of goal for Palm Tree to put some
punch in the offense and immediately went down the
field with the ball. West moved to goalie and saved the
day for Galati by preventing the score.
Here we go again. Fortenberry stole the ball, drove
untouched down the field and scored for a 4-0 Galati
In the second half, coach Brett Fortenberry put his
son in at goal to give a short-handed Palm Tree team a
Palm Tree's Marnie and Osborne continued to at-
tack, but they couldn't get a shot to go in.
The game could have been more lopsided had it not
been for the good play from Palm Tree goalie Jacob
Harrison. He stopped several shots, one of them a one-
on-one in the box.
Waiters, Evans star for Sun
Garrett Waiters and Zach Evans of the Island Sun
team had two goals apiece in a Sept. 26 game against
Harry's Continental Kitchens in Instructional League
In the Instructional League for players age 5-7, all
games end in a tie and no won-loss records are kept.
But that doesn't mean the kids don't play with gusto.
There's so much going on that this could be the most
entertaining soccer played anywhere.
For the Harry's team, Blake Wilson scored twice
to keep his squad in the game. Also starring for Harry's
on defense were Hanna Glade, Sarah Falls and Alex
Sato scores at will in 3-0 victory
Nick Sato pulled off a hat trick Monday night,
scoring three goals against LaPensee Plumbing as Is-
land Real Estate stayed perfect on the season in Divi-
sion II soccer for players age 10-11.
In the first half, Ian Beck of LaPensee saved a sure
goal early on with a diving tackle as an Island Real
Estate player drove toward the goal.
Sato and Spencer Carper then moved the ball down
the field, hitting each other with good crossing passes.
Just as it looked like Charlie Woodson would score
after taking a pass from Sato, Caitlin Tribble of
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LaPensee saved a goal in the box with another good
LaPensee goalie Tim Villars made another fine
save on a direct shot in front of goal and Beck booted
it out before Island Real Estate could get the rebound
The game continued to be tight throughout the first
half as LaPensee player Sarah White played solid de-
fense and offense, using her speed and dribbling skills.
Island Real Estate goalie David Bryant made two
good saves within a minute of each other as the clock
was winding down in the first half.
The score was knotted at zero when the second half
Shortly after the kickoff, Alisha Ware of Island
Real Estate would throw the ball in from the sideline
half-way across the field to Sato who left-footed the
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Perez as the
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the Sept. 9
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ball in for a 1-0 Island lead.
Minutes later, Sato eluded four defensive players
by dribbling left, then right and firing a shot at Villars
with his right foot. Villars made the stop, Sato got the
rebound and left-footed the ball back at goal and Villars
made another fine stop. But the third time was a charm
for Sato, as he kicked it by Villars for a 2-0 lead.
The final score came with a couple of minutes left
as Sato's corner kick went toward the goal, rebounded
off a player and he collected the ball and shoots for a
3-0 lead, the win and a hat trick.
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SPORTS, FROM PAGE 21
Island Community Center.
You must have been 8 years old by Oct. 1 and less
than 14 by Oct. 1. Registration must be completed by
Monday, Oct. 9. All players must attend a mandatory
meeting and team selection Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 5 p.m.
Cost is $50 per player and scholarships are avail-
able for those players who qualify. The Center does not
turn away any child for lack of fees.
All players will get a game uniform.
One or two games a week will be played after
school at 4:30 p.m. and will not interfere with soccer
because games will be over by 5:30 p.m.
Each team will have an adult on the field as a
player and coach.
For details, call Tom Moore or Scott Dell at 778-
Hogs homing in on RockToberfest
Ironworks Powersports of Bradenton is putting on
a motorcycle display the envy of anyone who's ever
had a hog.
MotorSports RocToberfest, set for Sunday, Oct. 8,
will offer to show off the best from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
at Ironworks, 701 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.
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P 0 Box 2150
FAX (941) 778-2294
This wonderful 2-3BR/2BA split bedroom plan,
Key Royale gem is located at the T-end of the ca-
nal, offering panoramic water views! Some of the
countless amenities include beautiful off-white ce-
ramic tile floors complimented by custom wood
work and trim, cool mint-and-white color scheme,
gourmet kitchen with pickled oak cabinets, tin ceil-
ing, breakfast bar and a stunning "Blue Lagoon"-
style swimming pool with marbleized finish sur-
rounded by lush, tropical plantings, rocks and wa-
terfall! The waterside cabana/porch features a
vaulted ceiling with cupola and hand-painted floor
mural. Truly in a class by itself! Priced at $675,000
fully furnished, including a pontoon boat on elec-
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Center soccer standings
Division I Age 12-14
Team Record Points
Air & Energy 4-0-0 12
Mr. Bones 1-2-0 3
WC Refrigeration 1-2-0 3
Observer 1-3-0 3
Division II Age 10-11
Island Real Estate 3-0-0 9
LaPensee 2-1-0 6
Island Pest Control 2-1-0 6
Air America 0-3-0 0
Division III Age 8-9
Anna Maria Spirit 3-1-0 9
Jessie's Store 2-1-0 6
Galati Marine 2-1-0 6
Palm Tree Villas 1-3-0 3
Here's the good part about going to see some of
the finest motorcycles in the country: Admission is
Bud Bowen, an Ironworks owner, said trophies are
awarded for best of show, best custom and most power.
"We'll put your bike on a dynamometer machine
that measures horsepower and speed," Bowen said. "In
the past, we've had 200-mph drag bikes rated at 400
horsepower. We had 7,700 people show up last year
and we expect 20,000 this year."
Sky Lungston, holder of the world record for mo-
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ISLAND DUPLEX. Elevated duplex, 2BR/1 BA each
side, close to shopping, school, bus line and beach.
Parking and enclosed storage with washers and
dryers under building. New spa, screened lanai,
fencing, stairs, 10 by 10 ft. shed and landscaping.
$258,000. Call Judy Duncan 778-1589 eves.
HOLMES BEACH. Spacious new 3BR/2.5BA
townhome ready for occupancy. Steps to the gulf,
shopping and marinas. Ceramic tile floors except
carpet allowance for bedrooms. All appliances in-
cluding washer and dryer, two screened lanais,
separate dining and utility room, maintenance-free
exterior. Priced at $330,000. Call Carol Williams
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
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Anna Maria Island Center
Instructional League Age 5-7
Oct. 4 Island Animal vs. Island Sun
Bistros vs. Bridge Street
Oct. 5 Danziger Allergy vs. Oden-Hardy Construction
Harry's Continental Kitchens vs. Island Animal
Oct. 11 Harry's vs. The Bistros
Danziger vs. Island Animal
First game at 6 p.m., second at 7p.m.
Division III Age 8-9
Oct. 4 Palm Tree Villas vs. Island Spirit
Oct. 6 Jessie's Island Store vs. Island Spirit
Oct. 11 Palm Tree vs. Galati Marine
All games start at 6 p.m.
Division II Age 10-11
Oct. 4 Island Pest vs. LaPensee Plumbing at 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 6 Island Pest vs. Island Real Estate at 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 9 Air America vs. LaPensee at 6 p.m.
Division I Age 12-14
Oct. 9 Mr. Bones vs. Air & Energy
Oct. 11 West Coast Refrigeration vs. Observer
All games start at 7:30 p.m.
torcycle jumping, will be on hand to.fly over cars on
his motorcross bike. The Bobby G Band will entertain.
Some of the bikes in competition are worth up to
$25,000, while some of the race bikes are valued at
ONE OF A KIND!
Gulffront lot on a quiet dead-end street! There are
no more like this! For sale by owner. 31st St. and
Ave. F. $399,000. 778-4523 or 800-977-0803.
LAKEFRONT. Great 3BR/2BA
home with screened lanai and
room for a pool. Peaceful setting
overlooking lake. Family neighbor-
hood. $134,900. IB46151.
Split plan 3BR/2BA home only
minutes to the boat ramp. Carpet
and ceramic tile throughout.
Privacy fenced backyard and extra
large two-car garage. Close to
schools and shopping. $139,900.
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.
LOOKING FOR A GREAT VALUE?
Village Green pool home, exceptional 2BR/2BA, Malibu
model. $148,000. Denise Langlois, TOP LISTING AND
SELLING AGENT FOR SEPTEMBER, 751-1155. IB70328.
Perico Bay Club, tastefully furnished 3BR/2BA, freshly
painted. 24-hour security entrance. $185,000. Don Pampuch,
West Bradenton, 5BR/3.5BA home, private setting with large
pool, over 3,300 sq.ft. $325,000. Ken Richards, 751-1155.
5350 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
(941) 778-0766 (877) 924-9001
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ITM FRSLEI ANONEMETSCntned I HEP ATE oniue.
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,
stack chairs, upholstered, $5 each for up to 50
chairs. Wood dining chairs, cane back, upholstered
seat, $25 each or $20 each for 20 or more. 80 chairs
total. Call Chef/Owner Damon Presswood at Chez
COFFEE TABLES MEDITERRANEAN-STYLE
glass top, 23 by 58 inches. $90 each. Call 779-0010.
BAKERY CABINET, large, commercial wood cabi-
net with metal rack shelving. Perfect to redo with dis-
tressed or faux finish. 778-1102.
RUMMAGE SALE FRIDAY Oct. 6, 9am-1pm. Kids
clothes, kitchenware, books, magazines, luggage,
toys, knick-knacks, etc. St. Bernard Activity Center,
43rd St., Holmes Beach.
GARAGE SALE FRIDAY and Saturday. Oct. 6 & 7,
8am-1:30pm. Boat items, lamps, some tools and lots
of misc.. items. 1108 76th St. NW, off 75th St. NW,
(in Catalina subdivision), Bradenton.
ROSER GUILD THRIFT SHOP open Tuesday,
Thursday, 9:30am-2pm, Saturdays 9am-12pm.
Wednesday donations 9-11am. 50% 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.
LORDY LORDY look who's turning 40! Janet Green
Riley. Happy Birthday with love and best wishes.
PSYCHIC BY THE BEACH every Sunday 12-5pm,
Bradenton Beach Hair Salon, 109 7th St. N. Alex-
andra, 941-794-1928, firstname.lastname@example.org
FOUND young sweet cat. Vicinity of North Shore
and Spruce St., Anna Maria. Declawed, white un-
derneath, black and gray striped head and back.
CRITTER SITTER Five years in pet care, 21 years as
an Island resident. Tender loving care for your pets
with in-home visits. 778-6000.
DODGE CONVERTIBLE 1986. New tops, new re-
pairs, parts. Running well, a fun Island cruiser.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything
else in The Islander, 778-7978.
GULF FISHING, scuba, Egmont Key snorkel trips,
kayaking, waterfront vacation cottages with docks.
Reasonable rates, call Ocean Action (941) 794-5780,
OFFSHORE CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Glenn
Corder aboard Deep South. Half & full day. For infor-
mation 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.
20,000 LB. ALUMINUM boat lift with remote. $4,500.
Installation available. Call Doug 792-5685.
BOOKKEEPER/CUSTOMER SERVICE needed for
busy newspaper. Must have Excel and/or Lotus com-
puter skills. Fax, mail or drop-off resume to The Is-
lander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, 34217.
COOK, APPRENTICE or trainee for day shift. Dish-
washer. 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
DRIVERS, clean-cut, clean record taxi for Island.
Lots of business. Day and night, full or part time. Half
the fares plus tips and incentive. Island Transporta-
CUSTODIAN POSITION for Island church. Resumes
accepted at PO Box 247, Anna Maria, FL 34216.
SERVERS NEEDED at Rotten Ralph's Waterfront
Restaurant. Apply in person at 902 S.Bay Blvd., Anna
Maria 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-
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.
MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, mulching,
trimming, clean-up, edgings, and more. Hard-work-
ing and responsible. Excellent references. Edward
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Adorable 2BR/2BA downstairs unit located on the
beach! Call Gayle Schulz for details,778-0770.
5910 Marina Dr Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call 941-778-0770 Toll Free 800 741-3772
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
5500 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
723 Key Royale Dr. North Point Harbour.
Incredible panoramic view of Tampa Bay and
Skyway Bridge. 128 ft. of seawalled Bayfront
beauty. 3 bedrooms (two master suites) and 3.5
baths. Gourmet kitchen, dock and boat lift.
720 Key Royale Dr. North Point Harbour.
Under construction. 5BR/3.5BA, formal dining
room, library (office), deep-water seawalled
canal access to Tampa Bay. Still time to pick
your colors. $995,000.
201 Spring Ave., Anna Maria $125,000.
808 North Shore Dr., Gulfview. $300,000.
2217 GULF DRIVE NORTH BRADENTON BEACH, FL 34217
941 778-2246 800 211-2323
GULFVIEW DUPLEX 214 Fir, Anna Maria
City. 3BR/2BA each side. Turnkey fur-
nished. On dead-end street. $539,000.
Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, FI 34216
Phone & Fax: (941)778-1222
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Sandy's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
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Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
213 54th St., Holmes Beach 778-3082
OPEN: MONDAY thru FRIDAY 7:30 to 5 SATURDAY 8 to 12
Water Damaged Drywall Hand & Spray Texture
Clean, Honest, Reliable More than 20-years experience
Fred 752-7758 Cellular 545-6141
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Rules in effect for Manatee County:
> Lawn and landscape watering is limited to
one day a week.
> Addresses ending in even numbers (or A -
Addresses ending in odd numbers (or N -
> Irrigation not allowed from 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. Irrigation with treated waste water allowed
> Owners can wash their vehicles anytime as
long as they use a hand-held hose with a shut-
off nozzle. (Pull the car on the lawn to wash!)
> Rinsing boats and flushing of boat motors is
allowed for ten minutes daily.
Hand-watering of plants, NOT LAWNS, is
permitted any day.
Questions or comments? Call the South-
west Florida Water Management District
(Swiftmud) toll-free: 1-800-423-1476.
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Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.
LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available
evening, weekend. For any computer needs-hard-
ware, 'software, network, commercial, private. Call
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
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
CLEAN WINDOWS Wouldn't that be nice? I'll make
your glass gleam! Local, licensed, insured. 725-0399.
MR. BILL'S HOME REPAIR/maintenance service.
Over 30 years experience, self-employed in con-
struction trades. "I'm handy to have around." 778-
HOUSEKEEPER will clean your home or office for a
reasonable price. Morning and evening available.
Excellent references, reliable service. Call Adriana
WALL & CEILING REPAIR. Drywall, texture, paint,
tiling, all handyman work. Call Fred, Monday-Satur-
day 10am-6pm at 752-7758 or mobile 545-6141.
IF YOU LIKE your home or rental really clean and
organized, call Ava at 778-0403.
QUALITY CARPENTRY and repairs. Call 795-1947.
THE GIRLS residential cleaning experts! Weekly, bi-
weekly or one time cleaning. References available.
TRUE VALUE SERVICES Best rates on complete
home repair inside and out. Serving the Island since
1980. Free estimate, references available. 321-8938.
CLEANING SERVICE Weekly, bi-weekly, residential.
Experienced, professional cleaning gal. Attention
paid to detail. Local references. 779-2625
HAVING A MAC ATTACK? Call for help with Mac or
PC. Training, internet, hardware selection and instal-
lation. Call Ed, 778-2553.
TAXI ON THE ISLAND for the Island. $1.50 to get
in, $1.50 per mile. Cheerful, clean service 7am-2am,
7 days. Island Transportation, 737-0336.
COMPUTER TUTOR Learn on your computer in your
home. Professional, certified. licensed. Operate your
computer as easy as your telephone. 383-5372.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE Resi-
dential/commercial, full-service maintenance, land-
scaping installation, clean-ups, tree trimming, ponds,
native plants, butterfly gardens. Excellent references.
FREE SNOW REMOVAL Shell, dirt, mulch or stone
delivered and spread for a small fee. Yard clean-up.
Dump truck for hire. Free estimates. Call Dave
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If it's
broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior discount.
Call 778-2581 or 713-0676.
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
SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $27 a yard. Haul-
ing: all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free esti-
mates. Call Larry at 779-1529.
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Dan or Bill 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. In-house plan designs. State licensed
and insured. Many Island references. 778-2993. Lic#
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vi-
nyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. Thirty-four year Island resident. Call Jim
Bickal at 778-1730.
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free
estimates, no overtime charges. (FL#RF0038118)
778-3924 or 778-4461.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
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
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.
PROTECT YOUR MOST valuable possession; your
home. Contact ESP Island Shutters Inc. for hurricane
roll shutters or Glass Sentinal security film. Service
and repairs, free estimates. Licensed and insured.
778-1610 or 778-5193.
WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more by
Hunter Douglas and other major manufactures. Life-
time warranty. Call Island resident Keith Barnett for
a free in-home consultation. Many Island references,
15 yrs. experience. 941-778-3526 or 730-0516.
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SCREENS, WINDOWS AND REPAIR. Board ups
and hurricane panels. Call Greg Gettinger Glass
725-1257 or 736-5718.
WATERFRONT COTTAGE with dock. Turnkey fur-
nished, beautiful view, breezy quiet area. No pets,
non smoking. Priced from $700 month, $350 week.
ANNUAL RENTALS, SEVERAL to choose from. Big
ones, small ones and one just right for you. Mike
Norman Realty, 778-6696.
BEACH RENTALS: Private beach, walk to every-
thing, new kitchens. Bikes, grills, chairs. $375 to
$675 week, $995 to $1,950 month. Phone 778-4523
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-
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,
BRADENTON BEACH Sunset Terrace Gulffront
condo. Beautiful view, turnkey furnished, heated
pool. Winter guests only, $3,000/month plus security.
One month minimum. (863) 859-2584 available De-
cember on. Plinebar@tampabay.rr.com.
LOVELY ANNA MARIA Gulffront apartment. Fully fur-
nished, 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 ca-
nal. 401 28th St., Holmes Beach. $2800, January
2001; 3BR/2BA Jan., Feb., March. #21 North
Beach Village. $2,800 per month. Excalibur Realty
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA, w/d hook-up on Pea-
cock Lane in Holmes Beach. $750/month, plus utili-
ties and deposit. Available Nov. 1. Nice! 778-6541,
778-4084, or pager 659-1591.
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 Dec. and season.
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.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX 2BR/2BA, screened
sunroom, A/C. washer/dryer. Raised, elevated, cov-
ered parking. Two blocks from beach. 778-8408 or
MOBILE HOME FOR RENT, active senior park
across from beach. 1BR, well kept, seasonal. Avail-
able Oct. 1, 2000. $1000/month. 941-729-9802.
HOLMES BEACH Pirates Den 2BR apartments.
Stones throw to beach. Heated pool. Available until
Dec. 30, $500/week. Very Clean. 778-4368.
ANNUAL GROUND-LEVEL duplex, Holmes Beach,
2BR/1BA, plus lanai. Unfurnished, steps to beach.
$775/month, security. No smokers/pets. Available
BEACH RENTAL 2BR/1BA completely furnished,
one house from beach. No pets. Available until Dec.
15. Minimum 2 weeks. 813-689-0925.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX 2BR/2BA, screened
sunroom, A/C, washer/dryer. Raised, elevated, cov-
ered parking. Two blocks from beach. $875/month.
778-8408 or cell 730-6556.
VERY SPACIOUS WATERFRONT condo for rent
annually. Pool, elevator, tennis, dock. $975/month.
Island Vacation Properties 778-6849.
SEASONAL RENTAL five 1BR and 2BR, Gulfview
units, steps to white sandy beaches. Available Jan.-
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.
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.
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.
703 FERN STREET $250,000. 3BR/2BA, total reno-
vation 1994. Adorable and furnished, between Bean
Point and Rod and Reel Pier. S. Thomas/Realtor,
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FOR SALE condo near city pier. $120,000, firm. 941-
WATERFRONT HOME for just $229,000! Remod-
eled 2BR/2.5BA, two-car garage, boat dock. Great
yard with palms and fruit trees. Hurry or it will be sold.
INVESTORS DON'T MISS this one! Two side-by-
side Gulfview duplexes on separate R-3 zoned lots.
Great rental history. Two units being sold turnkey
furnished. Walk across street to beach. 1105 and
1107 Gulf Dr. N. $469,000. 761-9259.
631 FOXWORTH LANE one of Key Royales fin-
est 3BR/3.5BA on 263 feet of deepwater canal. On
nine-foot raised lot with palm trees. $895,000. 778-
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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.
RUN BA in well-
mainta .' Turnkey furnished.
Light ar- y with lagoon view. Tennis,
heated pool. Makes a great vacation home
or rental. Great rental history. Ed Oliveira
778-4800 or 720-3828. $124,900. MLS
GREAT INVESTMENT Priced to sell! One
block to beaches. One cottage, plus a
fourplex. Cottage is 2BR/1BA. Each unit in
fourplex is 1 BR/1BA. All annual tenants, but
could be seasonal. $399,900. Ed Oliveira
778-4800. Anytime 720-3828. MLS#41886.
(941) 748-6300 Licensed Real Estate Broker
THE TRUE SPIRIT OF ISLAND LIVING.
Breathtaking view of a dock on the bay. Lush
tropical foliage envelopes five quaint restored
cottages. A short waterfront stroll to historic
area and pier. $1,500,000. Sandy Drapala,
749-5797 or Kathy Marcinko, 252-1618. 44751
CHARMING HOME on sailboat water, no
bridges to bay. 2BR, large family room with
vaulted ceiling, tropical lanai with romantic spa.
Xeriscaped yard. $229,900. Bobbie Banan,
SPECTACULAR panoramic river view. Two
units combined to create a spacious home with
two balconies overlooking the water. Gorgeous
carpeting and window treatments. $279,900.
Sandy Drapala, 749-5797 or Kathy Marcinko,
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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
PRIVACY AT ITS BEST. Courtyard entry, pool
with sunporch. Open floorplan, bright rooms
with cathedral ceilings. Upstairs loft opens to
living area below. $214,500. Ruth Lawler, 856-
0396 or Cindy Greco, 794-2714. 70337
AFFORDABLE HOME with four bedrooms,
eat-in kitchen, enclosed porch and two-car ga-
rage. Features water filter system and security
system. $95,800. Bill Stufflebeam, 798-3007.
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BAYSHORE CONDO Age restricted, near shopping. $32,000.
PINEBROOK DORAL MODEL 2BR/2BA, golf course. $123,000.
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TARA 2,504 sq.ft. living area, 3BR/2BA, pool, cathedral ceilings,
dream kitchen, overlooks golf course, class A membership. $289,000.
STYLING SALON Eight stations, established over 35 years.
HISTORIC BRIDGE STREET 2,400 sq.ft., three stores, 150 ft.
to bay. Can add to size. Developing area. $355,000.
GULFVIEW LOT- 100 by 90 ft., zoned C-2. $150,000.
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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.
Julie 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.
PERICO BAY CLUB 2BR/2BA Pool, Tennis $825
308 S. BAY BLVD. 3BR/2BA house direct
bayfront, furnished $1,800 mo
7104 MARINA DR. 3BR/2BA house, pool. $2,000 mo
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
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REAL ESTATE, INC.
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 www.suncoastinc.com
SUNBOW BAY! Find your place in the sun in
this 2BR/2BA turnkey condo with elevator, pool,.
tennis and steps from the beach. $139,000.
777 N. Shore Dr.............. $1,150,000
2306 Canasta Dr........... $895,000
609 Key Royale Dr........ $829,000
316 Tarpon ................ $599,900
527 72nd Street ................. $589,000
462 63rd Street ............ $199,000
AND ISLAND CONDOS:
Waters Edge Condo ....... $249,000
3705 E. Bay Drive NEW $139,000
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
110 Mangrove ................. $249,000
4006 6th Avenue Lot #1 ... $149,000
4006 6th Avenue Lot #2 ... $149,000
4004 6th Avenue Lot #3 ... $149,000
4004 6th Avenue Lot #4 ... $149,000
404 Mannolia Avenue. $125 000
S MULTI FAMILY PROPERTIES:
Si 777 N. Shore Dr.......... $1,150,000
Tom Nelson 4109 Gulf Drive ........... $489,000
Realtor 6504 Holmes Blvd .... NEW $199,900
2912 Gulf Drive ............ $199,000
S 2418 90th Street NW...... $3,195,000
1411 56th Street ................. $78,000
PERICO ISLAND & BAY CLUB:
Nick Patsios 11319 Perico Isles Circle .... $248,000
11332 Perico Isles Circle .... $247,000
11360 Perico Isles Circle .... $194,900
719 Estuary Drive ........... $124,900
Au 1 Sales ent
9915 Manatee Ave.......... $1,495,000
Realtor 812 North Bay Blvd ......... $879,900
310 Pine Ave ................. $294,500
3234 East Bay Drive NEW $112,000
l- -t, WE ALSO HAVE RENTALS!
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ONE FOR THE BOOKS
BY RANDOLPH ROSS / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ
1 Airline info
7 It may be caught
13 Ice cream shop
20 Ron of CNBC
21 Rocker Dee Dee,
Tommy, Joey or
22 With a creamy
26 Home (in on)
27 Princess tester
28 Final bit
29 They may be
30 Owl hangouts
32 Present prefix
33 Runner Devers
37 Yearbook (1949)
45 Prefix with
46 Brown of Talk
47 Beetles may be
found in them
50 Never gone
54 Tap idly with the
57 Nest noises
58 Rice and Robbins
60 Singer Zadora
61 Place for splints
63 Bible book
67 Area between
center and right,
71 French collagist
73 Ex-Cosmos great
74 Souvenir stand
77 Comic book
81 When some
people eat lunch
82 Erich _, author
of "Emil and the
83 "Mr. Apollinax"
84 "The West Wing"
85 Not a thing
86 Fathers and sons
88 Songs sung by
89Law book (1866)
96 Thirst (for)
99 Setting for many
102 Visibly peeved
105 New money
106 Review book
113 Curtainlike fish
114 Charge, British-
115 Chilling words
116 Marine food fish
117 Fills in
118 Big name in
3 False friends
5 Rock producer
6 Hong Kong
9 London label
10 Setting for "The
12 Program until
14 Don't let go of
16 You can dig it
17 Foot, to Fabius
18 What N.Y./Phila.
character in the
30 Cr in a crowded
31 Angler's gear
34 Kind of
35 Noted wine
36 Early time
37 Some tides
38 Sufficient, old-
39 Lady lobster
40 Super Bowl
43 Small amounts
51 Ball bearing?
53It lands at Lod
54 Slicing request
Tariff Act of 1930
64 They may be
arranged in banks
65 Greek group, for
66 #4 on ice
67 Wish granter
68 Star in Perseus
69 Pains, so to speak 79 Code subject 93 Swimming
70 Field of stars? 80 Tubular food 94 Small thing
73 Kitchen light 82 Cousins 95 Word source
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supply 87 Quiets 99Well-muscled
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treat friend not
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who, what or
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1 107 French goose
108 Suffix with pay
Am 10916 oz.
110 Indecisive end
V.P. 111 Dungeons &
s: Dragons game co.
112 Acapulco gold
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