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The Best News on Anna Maria Island" ISLANDELI Volume 9, no. 30, June 6, 2001 FREE
$2.5 million deal is Island's biggest sale
By Jim Hanson
What is believed to be the biggest real estate trans-
action in Island history is expected to bring 10 or so
luxury condos to the Gulf front.
Mike Norman of Mike Norman Realty Inc.
handled the purchase of more than an acre where
65th Street meets the Gulf of Mexico. As far as he
can determine and he looked into it extensively
- it is the highest-priced sale on the Island to date,
including sales of motels, he said.
The buyer is Ron Chovan, a developer who lives
on Key Royale and Joliet, Ill. Sellers are Dr. Robert and
Michael Fronk, grandsons of Key Royale developer
Peter Michelson. Neither of the grandsons has spent
much time on Anna Maria Island, Norman believes.
Their grandfather bought School Key and in the
fashion of that long-ago day dredged canals and put the
spoil on the site to create what he renamed as Key
Royale, Norman said.
Rare visitor comes ashore for first time in Central Florida history
Mote Marine Laboratory scientists make casts of the tracks of a leatherback turtle that nested on Longboat
Key, first documented leatherback nest on the Florida's central Gulf coast. The tracks will advise turtle
preservationists what to look for in the future. Mote staff tagged the leatherback for scientific data after she
nested. Sea turtles usually nest at night, but this one laid her eggs after dawn.
Information session on fate of
Perico Island draws large crowd
By Diana Bogan
More than 100 residents from Manatee County
filled the meeting room at the Bradenton Central Li-
brary for a community forum on how to save Perico
Island from being developed.
The forum, hosted by the Concerned Citizens of
Manatee County, began with a video presentation of
Perico Bayou. It documented the pristine quality of the
water and the flocks of wildlife that flourish between
the north end of the island and the bayou.
Audience members exhibited their surprise at see-
ing several rare and endangered birds, such as white
pelicans, reddish egrets and herons, frequenting the
waters adjacent to the site where Arvida hopes to build
Hostess Ann Rogers, of CCMC, explained that the
runoff from fertilizers used to maintain the landscap-
ing for the proposed development would promote al-
gae growth in the delicate seagrass beds and diminish
the food supply for fish and birds.
"The seagrass beds are shallow and vulnerable," said
Rogers. "The bayou is semi-enclosed and there isn't a lot
of water exchanged with the bay. Tampa Bay waters are
just now returning to decent fishing opportunities."
Last May, the Bradenton City Council approved
Arvida's site plans, which include 10-story condomini-
ums on the shore of Perico. Rogers said her group is not
anti-growth, but against poorly planned growth, a sen-
timent which was echoed by Manatee County Commis-
sion Vice Chairwoman Amy Stein.
Stein, who attended the meeting to speak on her
own behalf as a member of the community, followed
up after the video presentation. "I think it's real obvi-
ous what we are trying to preserve," she said. "We are
not anti-development, but it comes down to the point
of vision and what you put first. I put quality first.
When vision puts dollars first, votes wind up being cast
to permit maximum height, maximum buildings and
maximum dollars, but that doesn't mean a maximum
PLEASE SEE BEACH, NEXT PAGE
Michelson also was an early developer of
Norman said the new owner plans to raze a
couple of unsalvageable buildings on the property
and construct 10, and perhaps 11, high-quality con-
dos of some 2,500 square feet each, with private el-
evators and two-car garages.
The price range was contemplated at $700,000 to
$800,000, he said, but one condo already is being held
for a price of $1 million.
By Diana Bogan
It has been nine years since the last beach
renourishment project and, according to Charles
Hunsicker, ecosystems administrator for Manatee
County, a few things will be different this tin-c arou~d.
First, anxious beachfront property owners will have
to wait a little longer than expected. The project start date
has been postponed from August to September.
Thanks to the agreement of additional property
owners this year, Hunsicker says, more of the Island's
beachf will be renourished. The areas slated for
renourishment are Maple Street to Sycamore in Anna
Maria and from 78th Street in Holmes Beach to 13th
Street South in Bradenton Beach.
The sand used for the renourishment will be taken
from an area where the sand has been sifted and sorted
by the current. This means that the silt content will be
PLEASE SEE BEACH, NEXT PAGE
Busy week, weekend
Two big events promise to keep Islanders hop-
ping on Saturday, but detours and bridge work may
slow things down a bit earlier in the week.
The Palma Sola Causeway will be single-lane
only with delays Wednesday through Friday as the
contractor attempts to finalize work on the two new
bridges. Expect severe traffic backups there.
To compound matters, detours in Holmes
Beach on Gulf Drive Thursday and Friday at
54th and 69th streets and in the 500 block of 56th
Street near the Marina Drive intersection will
create traffic delays.
So, look forward to Saturday at Bayfront Park
in Anna Maria, where the Privateers will host
Snooks Adams Kids Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
with loads of food, fun and prizes for youngsters.
Also at Bayfront and other Anna Maria loca-
tions, the Anna Maria Island Community Center
and the Anna Maria Island Coffee Co., bloodmo-
biles will accept donations in exchange for a private
donation of $100 to one of four Island groups.
More, inside ....
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PAGE 2 M JUNE 6, 2001 M THE ISLANDER
Anna Maria finally advertising for key staff spots
By Laurie Krosney Anna Maria is currently running in area newspapers
Islander Reporter and on a couple of Web sites. Deputy City Clerk Diane
Wanted: A building official and a public works Percycoe composed and placed the ads June 1.
supervisor. The building official also serves as the code en-
That's the gist of two advertisements the City of forcement officer in Anna Maria. The city is looking
Holmes Beach approves
$76,000 street paving project
Homes Beach City Commissioners unani-
mously approved a request by Superintendent of
Public Works Joe Duennes to spend $75,966 on re-
surfacing and restriping the city's evacuation route.
The Island's evacuation route through Holmes
Beach is on Gulf Drive from the city limits of Anna
Maria to the intersection of Manatee Avenue at the
Manatee County Public Beach.
According to Duennes, the city previously re-
surfaced Gulf Drive between the Anna Maria city
limits to the new traffic light at the Manatee County
The city is on a 10-year, city wide street resur-
facing schedule. This year the remainder of Gulf
Drive from the public beach to the intersection with
East Bay Drive, near Mike Norman Realty, is
scheduled for resurfacing.
A start date hasn't been set for the repaving,
however Duennes estimates it will take three or
four days to finish once it does start.
... detours expected this week
Island drivers can expect detours and delays
along Gulf Drive at 54th Street, 69th Street and the
500 block of 56th Street in Holmes Beach Thurs-
day and Friday, June 7-8.
Holmes Beach Superintendent of Public
Works Joe Duennes said the city will be installing
storm drain pipes during the two-day period and
suggests drivers find alternate routes.
for a licensed building official, someone with a mini-
mum of 10 years experience who also holds a license
as a building inspector. The applicant should be famil-
iar with coastal construction codes, Federal Emergency
Management Agency rules and other code-related re-
The maximum salary for the building official is
$44,000, plus health insurance and retirement ben-
The advertisement for the public works supervisor
states a required minimum of 10 years experience in
public works or a related field, with at least five years
in a supervisory position.
The ad states the applicant should show "familiar-
ity with state-mandated stormwater permit procedures,
road repair, traffic control, bidding and contract/project
management and customer services."
The city commission voted to require that the pub-
lic works supervisor also "hold a license as a building
code inspector, or have qualifications for provisional
The maximum salary for that position is $33,600,
plus health insurance and retirement benefits.
The public works position has been vacant since
March of this year, when Anne Beck resigned her nine-
year position for health reasons.
The building official job became vacant when Bob
Welch accepted a similar position in Bradenton Beach
late last month. He begins work there June 6, though
he will be working for both cities temporarily, at least
until a replacement is hired in Anna Maria.
Perico Island described by group
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
quality of life."
Stein urged residents to make a financial donation
or volunteer time and services to help fight the Arvida
project. "I think it's an awful precedent for the long run
and I'm sure every community out there started with
one project like Arvida," she said. "After the toothpaste
is out, you can't put it back into the tube."
Jim Minnix, senior assistant county attorney, also
asked those opposed to Arvida to put their money
where their mouth is. "The cost of transcripts alone was
almost $10,000," he said.
Minnix updated residents on the status of the legal
actions taken on by the county to fight Arvida. "Mana-
tee County and the City of Bradenton are not enemies,"
said Minnix. "But this fundamental situation involves
a precedent that we have to challenge. The proposal
runs counter to the comprehensive plan, which redi-
rects population away from flood zones and hurricane
According to Minnix. CCMC Attorney Dan
Lobeck submitted a 45-page proposed recommended
order to the hearing judge, J. Lawrence Johnston, of the
Florida Division of Administrative Hearings in Talla-
Both the city and-county presented their recom-
mended orders to the administrative judge and he has
40 days to review each side and make his recommen-
dation to the Department of Community Affairs secre-
tary, who has the ultimate say' dn the amendment.
"If the city has evidence to support the project, then
the administrative judge may bless it," said Minnix.
"We have to prove they do not have the evidence."
Minnix said he remains cautiously optimistic, how-
ever, that the administrative law judge will accept the
Island beach renourishment soon
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Slower, giving the sand a more golden hue. However,
Hunsicker did admit that the core sample shows it will
also have more shell in it.
The timing for this project falls in the midst of
turtle nesting season, which is from May to November
30. Although a contractor hasn't been chosen, dredges
should be pumping sand in September and it's expected
it will take up to three months to complete the project.
"This year the Turtle Watch will be engaged more
actively," said Hunsicker. "Without their services we
could not go forward."
Turtle Watch President Suzi Fox announced they
have suspended moving nests in the renourishment area
Now you see it
The existing shores ofPerico Island will be affected by Arvida's plans to develop 10-story condominiums. From the
water today, boaters can fish, mangrove trees can thrive, and birds can nest. Islander photos: Diana Bogan.
SPerico Island community forum Thursday in Holmes Beach
The Concerned Citizens of Manatee County
will present a video of the Perico Bayou at 7 p.m.
Thursday, June 7, at the Church of the Annuncia-
as of this week, an activity that has been ongoing. Fox
said that because of the postponement, the nests laid
now will hatch before the dredging begins.
Another difference is that the county has elected to
be the engineers and managers for this renourishment
project instead of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
This means the county is responsible for the quality of
the job and is in charge of hiring the contractors and
Hunsicker said they plan to have 30 staff members
working on a vessel that will put 200 to 300 yards of
sand down a day. He estimates the entire project will
take up to three months.
"Residents need to be aware that the work
doesn't stop," said Hunsicker. "We work through the
night and day. We'll need permission from each city
tion, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
A question-and-answer session will follow the
video presentation. For information, call 795-0841.
to drive on the beach, use lights at night and make
noise at all hours."
During the last phase of the project, the county plans
to revegetate portions of the beach with sea oats 50 to 75
feet from the waterline to act as natural sand fences.
"If homeowners ask, we will revegetate their prop-
erty," said Hunsicker, "but we won't be planting back-
Homeowners who want to ensure that their prop-
erty is revegetated can get more information from
Hunsicker at 745-3727.
Hunsicker will also be presenting the project's
timetable and details at a forum on June 20 at the Beach
House restaurant in Bradenton Beach. The forum is
free and begins at 4 p.m. For reservations, call Lisa
Reeder at 748-4842 extension 123.
By Jim Hanson
Snooks Adams didn't know he was starting a huge
Island tradition the first time he took a Jeepload of kids
to Coquina Beach for hot dogs and sodas and games,
all courtesy of Snooks' wallet.
He was the only police officer on Anna Maria Is-
land then and for years before and after, and he loved
kids and figured they'd enjoy an outing with a friendly
cop. No other adults allowed.
That was in 1954, and things are somewhat differ-
ent for Snooks Adams Kids Day 2001.
He's long retired and long out of single sponsorship
of the kids' celebration, turning it over to the Anna Maria
$100-a-pint blood drive Saturday
Island blood donors will earn perhaps $30,000 for
their favorite organizations Saturday, June 9, in a cam-
paign set up in honor of Father's Day, eight days later.
A benefactor who requests anonymity offers to
give $100 for each pint of blood given at three locations
that day, and sponsors hope for 300 pints of life-sav-
ing blood for the Manatee Blood Bank.
The $100 donation will be given to the nonprofit
organization of the donor's choice from among four:
Anna Maria Island Community Center, Privateers,
Turtle Watch and Wildlife Rehabilitation.
There will be three bloodmobiles in Anna Maria City
from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., one at the Community Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., another at the Anna Maria Island
Coffee Co.. 314 Pine Ave., and the third at Snooks Adams
Kids Day event at Bayfront Park.
Sponsoring the blood drive are the Anna Maria
Coffee Co. and Marina Pointe Realty Co., and they will
provide juice, cookies and coffee mugs to donors.
Donors should eat heartily and drink fluids before
;giving blood, and bring photo identification with them.
Island Privateers 20 years ago. It would take several dozen
Jeeps to haul all the kids to Coquina nowadays, for about
500 show up every year. And it isn't at Coquina, either,
it's at Bayfront Park in Anna Maria City. Adults welcome.
One thing that hasn't changed: Snooks Adams. He
has grown older gracefully, is in better shape than most
at 84, and as usual will be at Kids Day.
It will be Saturday, June 9, with Privateers and
their new boat/float and youngsters' activities from
10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and a bloodmobile there from 8'
a.m. until 4 p.m.
The bloodmobile will be part of the Father's Day
blood drive. Donors earn $100 a pint for a nonprofit or-
ganization of choice: Privateers, Anna Maria Island
Community Center, Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch
or Wildlife Inc.
Action for the youngsters will be games, a treasure
hunt, pirate dress-up contest, prizes, free hot dogs and
pizza and soda. Adults are welcome to eat and drink,
but there's a fee for them.
The Privateers welcome kids from anywhere, par-
ticularly Anna Maria Island.
Big day Saturday for
Snooks, other kids
Causeway delays this week; project done by Friday
The bad news is that it will be single-lane-only
along the Palma Sola Causeway Wednesday through
Friday, June 6-8, as construction workers work on the
two new bridges.
The good news is that the project will be "virtually
completed" by Friday afternoon.
That's the word from Tom Thursby, Tampa Bay
Engineering's project engineer on the $4 million
Thursby advised motorists to use Cortez Road as
an alternate route to and from the mainland.
"The traffic backups will probably be severe,"
The project is finishing well ahead of schedule.
Thursby had previously hoped to have work done by
early July, but said workers with Leware Construction
had accelerated their efforts and are finishing almost a
Perhaps part of the reason for the acceleration of
effort is an incentive bonus Leware receives if the work
is done ahead of time roughly $100,000 maximum,
based on the number of days early the project is ad-
For more information, call Thursby at 761-4664.
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Anna Maria City
June 13, 1:30 p.m., administrative code committee
June 14, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
June 7, 7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda: reso-
lution announcing date for public hearing for vacation
of street, discussion of agreement with Manatee
County regarding interim building official services,
recycling discussion, Beach House restaurant July
Fourth fireworks request, fishing tournament request,
commission and liaison reports and public comment.
June 11, 1 p.m., city commission budget workshop.
June 13, 6:30 p.m., special city commission meeting on
Bay Drive South street vacation request.
June 14, 6:30 p.m., board of adjustment meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
June 7, 9 a.m., board of adjustment meeting.
June 12, city commission meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
PAGE 4 M JUNE 6, 2001 0 THE ISLANDER
Administrative committee making slow, steady progress
By Laurie Krosney
A document outlining a businesslike procedure for
setting the budget for the City of Anna Maria is ready
and awaiting approval. Several staff positions now
have tentative job descriptions ready for approval.
Anna Maria's administrative procedures commit-
tee is steadily working up a document that will formal-
ize and standardize the way the city conducts its busi-
The committee, made up of volunteer citizens and
chaired by Commissioner Jay Hill, has been meeting
for three months now. Members are working on nail-
ing down procedures for financial, personnel, commu-
nications and legislative matters.
The proposal for setting the budget is ready and
that document suggests the process begin no later than
June 1. That did not happen this year, as the commit-
tee had hoped. The document was to be approved at the
May 24 city commission meeting, but that session was
canceled due to a lack of a quorum.
Resident Brenda Holland, who worked on the bud-
get plan, said the city could play catch-up this year and
still come up with a budget in a more businesslike
Holland and other committee members expressed
disappointment with the cancellation of the commis-
Also of concern to committee members was the
fact that the city will soon be without a public works
director and a building official. The two key employ-
ees are responsible for coming up with budgets for their
respective departments, including proposed projects for
the coming year.
In the area of personnel, committee member
Shirley O'Day said the descriptions for both the city
clerk and the building official are in the works. Anna
Maria has never had formal job descriptions for its staff
O'Day passed out copies of job descriptions for the
deputy city clerk and administrative assistant/building
clerk. O'Day said she and current employees Diane
Percycoe and Norma Denmark compiled the job de-
The committee set its next meeting for 1:30 p.m. June
13. Between now and then, committee members Jesse
Correll and Diane Caniff, working independently, will
study legislative matters. Shirley O'Day will continue
working on job descriptions, Chuck White will work on
an employee manual and Georgia VanCleave will study
purchasing procedures from similarly sized cities.
... while Commissioner Cramer calls for charter review committee
By Laurie Krosney unclear as to who runs the meetings. He stated that
Islander Reporter where the charter is unclear, it is up to a majority of the
Anna Maria City Commissioner Linda Cramer commission to interpret the document.
says she will call for a committee to review the city In March, Hill, Michaels and Skoloda voted in favor
charter at the next city meeting. of having the vice mayor conduct meetings. Cramer and
Cramer has said she's "uncomfortable with the Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh opposed the change.
current interpretation of the city charter that allows the Cramer has since been in touch with the Florida
vice mayor to conduct commission meetings." League of Cities and the Range Riders, a group of re-
Vice Mayor Tom Skoloda began conducting the tired city managers and elected officials who volunteer
meetings when Commissioners Jay Hill and John their time and expertise.
Michaels sided with Skoloda, insisting the charter does Cramer heard from Range Rider Dick Simmons
not specifically require the mayor to run the meetings. last week. In a letter to the commissioner, he states the
City Attorney Jim Dye agreed that the charter was Anna Maria charter appears to be vague and confusing
Bazzy buys Seatow site in Cortez
Allan Bazzy, owner of the Bradenton Beach
Marina, has bought the strip of land in Cortez
which has been occupied for six years by Seatow
Marine Towing Service.
Bazzy has said he bought the site as an invest-
ment and plans no changes there beyond cleanup
and some improvements, said David Moynihan of
Wagner Realty, who handled the transaction.
"As far as I know, we're staying right here,"
said Duke Overstreet of Seatow.
Moynihan agreed, noting that Bazzy and Seatow
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"The options are fairly limited, what Mr. Bazzy
could do with the property," Moynihan said. "It's
56 feet wide and 300 or so feet deep."
Seller was Judy Kopak of Sarasota. The price
was "just under $400,000."
Bazzy's new neighbors in the historic fishing
village were taking a wait-and-see attitude, many of
them citing the controversy a few years ago when
Bazzy developed his marina just across the strait
that separates Cortez from Anna Maria Island.
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on a number of issues.
Simmons stressed that he is not an attorney, but he
said in all his years in government, he has never heard
of a city where the vice mayor runs the meetings.
"The charter needs work," Simmons wrote. He
suggested a complete review of the charter. "I do be-
lieve if it took that many legal opinions to interpret the
charter, then it isn't clear. It should be changed."
Cramer said she will ask commissioners to estab-
lish a charter review committee to rework the 76-year-
old document and to put the proposed changes to the
voters in a referendum.
"I have come to respect that we come to the table
with different viewpoints," Cramer said. "There are
differences among commissioners and there are differ-
ences within the community. On something as impor-
tant as the city charter, I think it is our duty as commis-
sioners to set an example and to do everything we can
"We need to have a charter review committee, or
our form of government will be subject to change ev-
ery time there is a new commission," Cramer said.
Anna Maria resident Mady Iseman is circulating a
petition to force a charter review, but Cramer said she
hopes commissioners will take the initiative and estab-
lish the committee on their own.
Cramer plans to bring the issue up at the
commission's June 14 meeting.
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St. Pete man charged with attacking police
A St. Petersburg man was charged with three felo-
nies and driving on a suspended license after becom-
ing outraged at the police who stopped him.
On May 26, a Holmes Beach police officer said he
saw a blue Mazda headed south on Gulf Drive at a high
rate of speed.
When the officer pulled out on to Gulf Drive, the
Mazda was nowhere to be seen, police said.
Paint our wagon
The welcome to Holmes Beach sign finally got its pastels after months of waiting and a coat of nondescript
gray concrete. The Rotary Club-sponsored sign is awaiting a dolphin and manatee on each side in relief and
plaques from various Island nonprofit organizations. Islander Photo: David Futch
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Moments later the officer saw the Mazda back out
of a driveway and head north at a high rate of speed.
He stopped the driver of the Mazda because the driver
was weaving in his own lane.
Because the other Holmes Beach officer who was
on duty that night was at the county jail at Port Mana-
tee, the Holmes Beach officer called Bradenton Beach
police for backup help.
According to Holmes Beach police, the man was
uncooperative and angry about being stopped. A
Bradenton Beach police officer arrived and the man
walked back to the Bradenton Beach patrol car with a
Bradenton Beach officer, police said.
Jeremy Calkins, 351 Prescott St., St. Petersburg,
was charged with three felonies after refusing an
officer's request to be searched, then spinning
around and spitting in the officer's face, police wrote
in their report.
Calkins, 28, then kicked the officer in the chest,
knocking him backward and off balance, police said.
When the officer was able to get the man's arm, the
man called the officer a "good-for-nothing - "
and grabbed the officer's wrist, breaking the officer's
watch, police said.
Calkins continued fighting and he and the officer
ended up on the ground. After two officers got Calkins
into the back of a patrol car, Calkins continued to
struggle and spit on the officer, police said.
He started banging his head against the cage that
separates police and suspects in the car and tried to kick
out the windows, police said. Officers said they pulled
the man out of the car and sprayed him with pepper
spray. When the man continued to spit and yell at of-
ficers, they sprayed him again and applied leg re-
straints, police said.
During the trip to the county jail at Port Manatee,
Calkins threatened to "take out" the officer and his
family because, he said, he had extensive military train-
ing and knew how to do it. There was damage to the
patrol car and it had to be decontaminated.
Bradenton Beach police charged Calkins with
felony battery on a police officer, resisting with vio-
lence and multiple offenses on an officer.
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Yes, there oughta be a law
You gotta love the solutions fifth-graders at Anna
Maria Elementary School have for improving the City
of Holmes Beach. They range from repealing the bi-
cycle helmet law to banning lights on the beach and
limiting future commercial development.
Surprise. These kids are heavy thinkers.
Less surprisingly, really, they're paying attention
to issues that their parents are equally focused on. Fam-
ily conversations in these homes must be interesting.
As participants in this year's annual fifth-grade
"write-a-law" contest put on by the City of Holmes Beach
to promote the kids' interest in government, we were
pleased with the timeliness of some of the suggestions.
Caitlin Burns took her project a step further than
some with an illustration for her suggestion: People
who live on the beach should turn off their lights as
soon as the sun sets during turtle nest season.
"Dum. Dum. Dum!!" she wrote alongside the blar-
ing, bright lights drawn from a window.
Good for Caitlin. It is dumb, considering there is
already a law against it.
An evening of beachfront light checks with a rep-
resentative of the Department of Environmental Protec-
tion last week was enlightening, to say the least with
scores of violations noted.
We have Kaci (daughter of former Holmes Beach
Planning and Zoning Commission member Joe)
Kennedy to thank for suggesting limits on expanding
commercial property in the city.
Imagine, if you will, the breakfast/dinner table
conversations in that home. Kaci says she thinks of her
lifestyle as "old-fashioned Island living" and she's sad-
dened that "our little Island store was knocked down
for a new one, and they built a new drugstore!"
Kennedy wrote "I like the convenience, but what-
ever happened to our old-fashioned town?"
Indeed. We're staring down the proverbial gun
barrel at three rezoning requests within one month in
Holmes Beach, two for residential to commercial, and
one oddly enough for commercial to residential/hotel.
Commissioners are also being asked to consider the use
of commercial zoned property for "lodging" where
clearly a hotel/motel would not be allowed.
Of course, there's no law to stop money and greed
from dominating a developer's vision.
Most of the elected officials in Holmes Beach have
been adamantly opposed to rezones and increased inten-
sity, and that could be because the comprehensive plan,
the guiding path for the city, states foremost that the resi-
dential/family character be maintained and protected.
There oughta be a law? There is.
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In favor of Turtle Watch ATV
Let me start by quoting from a beach regulation
sign posted at the beach at 30th Street that reads,
"Beach and Regulations: No dogs, litter, excessive
noise, alcoholic beverages, vehicles, overnight camp-
ing. $500 fine by order of City of Holmes Beach."
Very impressive who controls and monitors
these situations? Has anyone ever seen a person on the
beach with a can of beer, a dog, litter and excessive
noise? The answer is yes, of course. Does this sign
mean that there is no flexibility? Does this mean every-
one who violates this is breaking the law? If so, who
is doing the monitoring?
My point concerns the article stating the Turtle
Watch group was denied the use of the "donated" all-
terrain vehicle. Holmes Beach should consider that it
is not such an absurd request. If there is a $300,000 li-
ability policy in place and Anna Maria City and
Bradenton Beach have accepted this request, why can't
Holmes Beach do the same? I need to understand why
Holmes Beach cannot assist in this request.
The Turtle Watch volunteers do just that, they volun-
teer. They put everything on hold to rescue the endangered
sea turtles. They put their lives on hold until the season has
ended. They are a group of very involved and dedicated
individuals trying to do ajob. Why is it such a big deal to
help this organization? The relocation of all these nests to
Coquina Beach is a very time-consuming project. Is it too
much to ask for a transport vehicle to assist these fine
people? I think if you ask any person on the beach they
will vote "yes" to this request.
Holmes Beach Code Enforcement Officer Walter
Wunderlich stated it best: "We allow construction and
maintenance vehicles on the beach. If anyone should be
allowed a vehicle on the beach, it should be Turtle
Watch. No one respects beach property as much as they
do." I agree! Why not rally to support these volunteers
with a time saver after all, they have lives that they
put on hold to volunteer their valuable time.
Kathy Caserta, Holmes Beach
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Crime stats defended
I would like to take this opportunity to answer
some of the questions regarding the reported rise in
crime in the city of Bradenton Beach.
Twice a year our agency reports crime to the
Florida Department of Law Enforcement through semi-
annual and annual reports. These reports are a total of
all reportable crimes that occur within the city of
Bradenton Beach, including felonies, misdemeanors,
crimes against persons and crimes against property.
In this case, we experienced a 225 percent increase
in retail thefts (shoplifting) from convenience stores (4
in 1999 to 13 in 2000) due to gas drive-offs and small-
item thefts. It is the current policy of these stores to
report all thefts, whether of $1 or $100, whereas in the
past minor thefts were not reported.
Part of the reported rise was also due to a minor in-
crease in auto burglaries at Coquina Beach, which is lo-
cated within the city limits of Bradenton Beach. People
who are very skilled in breaking into cars commit these
crimes. They watch where people put their belongings and
wait for the most opportune time to enter the vehicle.
These people leave the area right after removing valuables
without anyone being able to get a description. Although
these are nonviolent crimes, they have a negative impact
on our crime statistics.
People need to remember that in a city the size of
Bradenton Beach, if the crimes go from 0 to 1 it reflects
a 100 percent increase in the crime statistics. Even with
an ever-increasing influx of visitors to our city, I be-
lieve that Bradenton Beach is still one of the safest, if
not the safest, city in the area, where people can still
leave their homes unlocked and know that they can
walk at night without being concerned with their safety.
I attribute this to the members of the police depart-
ment consistently being diligent in their duties, having
pride in the city in which they serve and the concern
and civic pride of the year-round residents of the city
of Bradenton Beach.
Chief Sam J. Special, Bradenton Beach Police
THE ISLANDER M JUNE 6, 2001 0 PAGE 7
Perico Island Park?
Maybe not so crazy
There's a wonderful alternative possibility for
Perico Island, the beautiful open space and estuary
currently embroiled in controversy:
Arvida Corp., which has plans to build nearly 900
residential units on the island, begins to hear the con-
cerns of the community and agrees to entertain other
possibilities. The Trust for Public Land, a national
nonprofit conservation organization that acquires land
for parks, works with Arvida and the landowner to pay
them fairly for the land and temporarily takes owner-
ship. The city of Bradenton and possibly Manatee
County, working in partnership with the trust, leverage
each local dollar with up to three dollars of state grant
funds for the public purchase.
Our lovely community, where growth is chipping
away daily, gains a quiet park with nature trails and a
place to catch a trolley to the beach or launch a canoe
for a paddle through the estuary.
Sound crazy? Perhaps not.
TPL is the only national organization specifically
established to conserve land for people. For 30 years
TPL has helped connect people to America's parks,
gardens, greenways, recreation areas and historic land-
marks. TPL has expressed to both the landowner and
to Arvida that it would be interested in working with
them to acquire the property for the benefit of the com-
Moreover, TPL's goal of providing land for people
finds an enthusiastic state partner in the Florida Com-
munities Trust state grant program. FCT helps local
governments improve the quality of life in their com-
munities by providing grant funding to buy coastal,
conservation, recreation and open space.
This year alone Bradenton could be eligible for as
much as $6 million through FCT to acquire the acre-
age slated for development on Perico Island by submit-
ting a grant application by Aug. 13.
In short, there may be a win-something situation
for the landowner, the developer, the city, the county
and we the people. Rather than being in litigation
against each other over this issue, the city and the
county are presented with a golden opportunity to work
together for the mutual benefit of all the citizens.
Do we as ordinary citizens have any clout to make
this happen? Perhaps. Let's make our voices heard to
Arvida, to the city and to the county.
Jo Williams, Bradenton
for Veteran's Memorial
It has come to my attention that a Veteran's Memo-
rial is being promoted for the peak at Leffis Key Wild-
While it is never pleasant to oppose our vets,
Manatee County Audubon asks them to find another
Why would anyone think a wildlife sanctuary is an
appropriate place to encourage a gathering of people?
Although certainly not original or typical Florida land-
scape and admittedly the closest approximation
Manatee County likely has to Mount Suribachi- this
mound at Leffis is already in use. Ground doves and
palm warblers nest there and the surrounding marsh
grass inlet has attracted secretive birds like the Virginia
rail. The slopes have been planted with native plants
and'wildflowers by the Native Plant Society. A rare and
transient bird that stopped off there a couple of years
ago brought in viewers from various parts of the coun-
try when word got out. The area isn't empty.
A flagpole with flags flying on only four occasions -
Veteran's Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day and the Fourth
of July- may not be a problem, though even that's un-
certain. Would flapping scare the birds away? How about
the incessant banging and ringing in strong winds both day
and night? What about ceremonies with loudspeakers and
equipment? And, a plaque "just out of reach" on the top?
We sedate seniors will beoll.v, but tlh cIn-rgtic yount
will be up and down the slope indiscriminately trampling
and causing erosion ... and something "just beyond reach"
is a temptation 365 days a year.
People are welcomed for native viewing on the
assumption that their numbers will be small and their
conduct appropriate. We must resist the temptation to
alter this formula to again make nature subservient to
mankind's activities. Doesn't the idea of "sanctuary"
Arlene Flisek, Conservation Chair, Manatee
Great job, considering
My husband and I are not so-called "true Island-
ers," but consider ourselves "locals" because we've
been vacationing here for years.
We have been extremely impressed with the won-
derful beauty that has not been marked by the rape of
pending projects such as Perico Island. That is why we
sold our home in Iowa, and moved here in our retire-
Unfortunately, with a great deal of sadness, now
living here on Perico Island, and a tad bit of humor, we
are now very aware what is taking place on the THREE
separate governments across the bridge.
Every week, we read about bickering and attacks
on credibility within the local governments and within
each individual so-called government: Anna Maria,
Holmes Beach, Bradenton Beach. Naturally, the focal
point is the Anna Maria government.
We've always wondered why there seems to be
very little unification between the three "ruling" par-
ties on the island excluding the "come together" on
Arvida's proposed project. Why?
Anna Maria, you take the humor award for the two
years we have lived here. We look forward every Wednes-
day to seeing what you have done in your previous meet-
ing, or emergency meetings, to make our week.
Oh, by the bye, Mayor Deffenbaugh, we feel that
you have done a great job, we are sure with great stress
o you and your fanmly. -Hang in there.
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Players reward heavy hitters at awards ceremony
At a party where stars were showered with honors,
three women topped everyone with unexpected tribute
from their peers.
It was the end-of-season blast of the Anna Maria
Island Players theatrical troupe at the Seafood Shack.
Actors were honored for their on-stage labors, and the
backstage people who make it all happen got unaccus-
The Igo Award, always a surprise, went this year
to Rita Lamoraux. It is given by the president to some-
one who has done a very great deal of work for the
It is awarded in memory of Harold Igo, who came
from the upper Midwest to the Island in the late 1940s
and gathered a sympathetic group who started produc-
They started in an old building that came to, Anna
Maria City by barge from Tampa and became the com-
munity meeting place for the Island. The Island Play-
ers still occupy the same building, although there have
been many additions, renovations and embellishments.
It is leased by the Players from the city. Those early
actors' efforts eventuated in the organized Players, who
celebrated their 52nd season at the party.
Virginia Walker, longtime member of the troupe,
was given a lifetime honorary membership on the
board of directors. She started onstage at the theater,
where the man who was to become her husband first
saw her, and has served in the organization in various
capacities for many years.
Marilyn Moroni was given a symbolic rose for
completing her first year as president of the Players. It
was delivered by Gabe Simches, and there was some
lively discussion about whether the rose was in sym-
pathy or congratulations.
Plaques were given to three actors: Kelley Wood-
land for performances in "Plaza Suite," "Cinderella"
and "Bees in Honey Drown;" Mona Upp for "An In-
spector Calls," "Last of the Red Hot Lovers" and "Di-
vorce Southern Style;" and Rob Prescott for "Who's
Afraid of Virginia Woolf," "An Inspector Calls" and
Plaques also went to workers Walt Schmidt, sound
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Hugs, kisses all around
Island Players past president Gabe Simches offered
congratulations and a rose to Marilyn Moroni for
her first-year presidency and her service on the
board and at the theater at the Players awards
banquet at the Seafood Shack last month. Islander
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technician; Sara Falk and Grace Sayles, box office stal-
warts; and Connie Pike, Peggy Cole, Barbara Gusie
and Rose Marie Willis, props.
Actors receiving first-year pins were Norma
Markham, J.B. Knapp, Doug Shade, a performer
known only as Buddha, and Katy Johnson, for perfor-
mances in "Dearly Departed;" Michael Vogt and
Heather Gulling, "As Bees in Honey Drown;" Dick
Rosse, "Sunshine Boys;" Bill Nixon, "Divorce South-
ern Style;" and Evelyn Maurer, "Tribute."
Island Players seeking
a few good producers
"Smoke and Mirrors" is taken, but the rest of an
interesting season of plays on the Island are available
The Island Players theatrical troupe is open for co-
producers for its 2001-02 season, companies or indi-
viduals to underwrite part of the costs of production of
The season's schedule will see "Blithe Spirit" by
Noel Coward Oct. 5-14, "Lord Arthur Savile's Crime"
by Oscar Wilde Oct. 19-21, "Smoke and Mirrors" by
Will Osborne and Anthony Herrera Nov. 30-Dec. 9,
"37 Postcards" by a Florida Playwright Jan. 18-Feb. 3,
"California Suite" by Neil Simon March 15-April 1,
"Key for Two" by John Chapman and Dave Freeman
All but "Smoke and Mirrors" are available for co-
producers. The distinction costs $1,500 for a full co-
producer, $750 for a shared co-producer. They get their
names on a marquee from 10 days before opening un-
til the end of the show, plus season tickets and other
Better yet, said the Players, co-producers get "ac-
knowledgment of their dedication to the enrichment
and betterment of the community they serve."
Anyone interested may call a member of the co-
producers committee: Marilyn Moroni 778-0030, Alice
A. Doeden 792-8462, Nancy Ambrose 778-5274.
Workers who won special recognition with first-year
pins were Barbara Renk, Jean Tourt, Helen Klos, Betty
Yates, Sara Cloutman, Jan Jansen, Karen Ellsworth, Pat
Breece and Phyllis Cogan, "Monday painters" who come
by on Mondays to paint sets; Bob Grant, sound; Jeff
Salzberg and Chris McVicker, light design; Miron
Alonzo, alterations; Sheilah Jones, props; Charlie Knopp,
Jim Fasulo and Don Miller, sets; Darlene Leman and
Helen Klos, box office; and Carol Cozan, chair, and John
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Holmes Beach code enforcement finds duplex in compliance
By Diana Bogan
Georgina Willmott was brought before the Holmes
Beach Code Enforcement Board to determine whether
she has been utilizing her duplex as a triplex.
Code Enforcement Officer Walter Wunderlich be-
lieved that the duplex owned by Willmott in the 8100
block of Gulf Drive was being rented out to three sepa-
rate tenants as three units.
Wunderlich told the code enforcement board that
he believed Willmott rents a bedroom on the ground
floor as a third living unit.
"The smaller unit has a hinged door that leads into the
New look Eckerd
Eckerd clerk Jordan
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with his purchase
during opening day,
May 31, of the new
Eckerd store at the
corner of East Bay
Drive and Manatee
Avenue in Holmes
Beach. The new store
features a drive-
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the pharmacy and a
larger selection of
food and sundries.
rest of the downstairs unit," explained Wunderlich. "Dan
McGee rents the small unit and his bed blocks the door-
way to the portion of the apartment that was rented by
Cynthia and Mack Doss. All the tenants I interviewed
stated that they are not related, nor do they share units."
Wunderlich told the board that McGee had a separate
bathroom, refrigerator, microwave and sink in his unit.
Willmott presented photographs of the downstairs
unit to the board and contended that the lease agree-
ment for the downstairs unit was entered into with all
three tenants agreeing to live together as roommates.
She has since evicted the Dosses and McGee lives there
The property is also currently up for sale. Luke
Courtney, the property real estate agent, spoke on be-
half of Willmott and assured board members that the
property is being advertised and sold according to its
proper zoning as a duplex.
Based on the fact that McGee is now the only ten-
ant downstairs and that the unit is being advertised for
sale as a duplex, the board voted 4-2 in Willmott's fa-
Board members Don Schneerer, Theodore
Geerharts, Michael Klotz and Charles Stealy voted in
favor of Willmott. Joan Perry and Joseph Bracken gave
the dissenting votes.
Trees to stay for now
in Bradenton Beach
With a lone bid much higher than antici-
pated, Bradenton Beach officials have decided to
wait a while before having trees and stumps re-
moved from public parks in the city.
City commissioners received one bid, from
John's Tree Service Inc. of Bradenton, for a to-
tal amount of $18,800. The work was to cut
down 25 Australian pine trees, remove 29 stumps
and whack two bushes from city parks.
Commissioners had budgeted $8,000-
$10,000 for the work. Vice Mayor Bill Arnold
suggested the matter be tabled to a work session
for commissioners to discuss the issue further.
The trees have been judged to be a safety
hazard, according to Bradenton Beach Police Lt.
John Cosby, and should be removed. Australian
pines are classified as "exotics" in Florida.
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Popular program puts others
on hold 'til August
The Anna Maria Island Community Center's sum-
mer camp for youngsters is so popular that most adult
programs have been suspended to allow the kids more
room to romp.
The adult schedule will resume in August after the
last week of the "Future Finders" camp at the Center,
4-7 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
One adult program will run as scheduled alongside
the youngsters' camp. It is Shirley Fideler's "Total
Body Conditioning," Tuesdays from 9 until 10 a.m.
This is to help adults keep in shape during the summer,
said Sandee Pruett of the Center's staff.
This is opening week for the kids' camp, where the
participants are getting get a look at "what directions
their future journey may take them," said Mary
Metcalf, education director.
Camp will be in one-week increments. Fifty Island
kids signed up for it the first edition, and there's room
for 80 in any given week, said Pruett. Youngsters from
kindergarten through fifth grade should sign up at the
Center, specifying which weeks' sessions they want to
Basic cost is $65 per person per week, with $15
additional levied to offset expenses of field trips to such
treats as Adventure Island, Busch Gardens, Museum of
Science and Industry and EPCOT Center.
Further information may be obtained by calling
Disaster Day scheduled Saturday
Disaster Day, the annual seminar on hurricane pre-
paredness sponsored by the Red Cross, will be from 9
a.m. until noon Saturday, June 9.
It will be at the Cedar Hammock Fire Training Sta-
tion at 66th Street and 53rd Avenue, Bradenton, under
the auspices of the Manatee Chapter of the American
Preparedness, shelters, storm predictions and vol-
unteers will be discussed, and the sessions are open to
the public free of charge. Details may be obtained at
Tournament tickets prizes
at Longboat competition
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce's 13th
annual golf tournament is scheduled Saturday, June 9,
with a special raffle for two tickets to the U.S. Open
tournament at Tulsa, Okla., June 16-17.
The Longboat tournament will be at the
Harbourside course on the key with registration at 8:30
a.m. and a shotgun start at 10 a.m. Cost is $125 per
golfer. An awards banquet is planned that evening.
Golfers may register to play and obtain details and
raffle tickets at 387-9519.
'Christ-centered' weight program
starts Monday at Arvida
"Exodus Out of Egypt," which sponsors describe as
a "Christ-centered program" to control weight, plans an
introduction meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, June 11, at the
Arvida Realty office, 5350 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
The introductory meeting will be followed by two
free sessions the following week and then by a 12-week
seminar. Further information is available evenings at 778-
Jo Ann Meilner and Sherry Emigh document data on a
50-pound juvenile loggerhead turtle found dead on the
beach at Katie Pierola Sunset Park, Bradenton Beach.
Since there were no signs of injury by shark or boat
propeller, Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch feels the
death was caused by the mysterious virus that has killed
many sea turtles, especially in the Keys.
Library's summer programs
especially for youngsters
Two months of Tuesdays for kids are on hand at
the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
These special programs will be in addition to the
regular "Preschool Storytime" every Wednesday ex-
cept July 4 at 7 p.m.
The state libraries' theme for this summer centers
around the "at" sign and it is used in the titles of events
@ the library, said a spokesperson.
The Tuesday events all will be at 2 p.m. and all will
be in the library building except the schedule-closer,
which will move north to the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City,
to accommodate a bigger audience.
The Tuesday specials:
June 12 Island artist Mercedes Thornburg will
feature a Harry Potter presentation, "Flights of Fancy
@ the Library."
June 19 Central Library children's librarians
Julie Farmer and Renee Stokes present "Unravel a
Mystery @ the Library."
June 26 Artist Ines Norman brings weaving to
the children in "Art @ the Library."
July 10 The Manatee County Extension
Service's Diane Smith will outline "4-H Western
Roundup @ the Library."
July 17 Amateur astronomer Jonathan Sabin,
who is in the county library system's central adminis-
tration, will present "Start @ the Sun ... a Solar Sys-
July 24 Puppetrix will present a special program
for the whole family at the Community Center.
The Island library opens at 10 a.m. daily except
Sunday, closing at 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, 6
p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 5 p.m. Friday and Satur-
day. Details are available at 778-6341.
Landscaping with art
L'Attitude Gallery, 9908 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria
City, will be sculpting the garden with work by Paul
Braun and Shirley Erickson throughout June.
Braun, a stone carver, will demonstrate his skills on
Saturday, June 30. Braun says he gets his inspiration
from ancient constructions and mystical carvings,
which he transcends into contemporary forms.
Erickson creates garden totems from fused glass and
steel. Often she adds elements that she says suggest a re-
interpretation of ancient symbols and motifs to add a spiri-
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Aquaculture comes of age at Mote
After years of development as an orphan, aquacul-
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new Center for Aquaculture Research and Develop-
ment at Mote Marine Laboratory.
Dr. Kevan Main has been appointed the center's
director. She will head development of new fields for
research in the center.
Steve Serfling, who has run much of the aquacul-
ture program, will continue as director of the Mote
Aquaculture Project. That pioneering project concen-
trates on commercial development of hybrid sturgeon
and other high-value finfish.
The two programs will operate separately while
collaborating on some aspects of research and devel-
opment, said the laboratory.
The new center will focus on "developing new and
innovative technologies in the aquaculture of finfish
and ornamentals and provide the necessary long-term
culture support for our stock-enhancement programs in
the marine environment,"
according to a Mote state-
Dr. Main comes here
from a post as deputy direc-
tor of the aquaculture divi-
sion of Harbor Branch
at Ft. Pierce. She earned a
doctorate in biological sci-
ences from Florida State Dr. Kevan Main
University and is vice presi-
dent of the World Aquaculture Society and program
chair for the World Aquaculture 2002 meeting in
Aquaculture becomes the seventh research center
at Mote. Others focus research on sharks, fisheries,
reefs, marine mammals, coastal ecology and
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Richard Morley Mozer,
who spent his early
years on Anna Maria
Island, and Silvia
Tachiro are to marry
this month in Sao Paulo,
Brazil. Both are busi-
ness executives there.
He attended Island
Elementary School and
Manatee High School.
His mother, Peggy
Mozer of Anna Maria
City, plans to be there
for the wedding.
'John W. Fuller
John W. Fuller, 93, ofyHolmes Beach, died May
Born in Jersey City, N.J., Mr. Fuller came to Mana-
tee County from Cedar Grove, N.J., in 1975. He was
president, owner and founder of Atlantic Can Co.,
Passaic, N.J., for 35 years. He was a 32nd degree Ma-
son and Shriner.
There were no services. Memorial contributions
may be made to Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Chil-
dren, 12502 N. Pine Drive, Tampa FL 33612-9499.
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island Chapel, was in
charge of arrangements.
Survivors include daughters Lorraine Krawczyk of
Woodbridge. Va., Joyce of Sarasota, and Janet Schroer
of Mundelein, Ill., sons John of Wayne, N.J., and Tho-
mas of Nashville, Tenn.; sister Grace Moser of
Flemington, N.J.; three grandchildren; and three great-
Patrick M. Goss
Patrick M. Goss, 79, of Bradenton, died June 2.
Born in Newfoundland, Mr. Goss came to Mana-
tee County from Lindenhurst, N.Y., in 1988. He was a
retired electrical engineer from New York University
Hospital. He was a member of St. Bernard Catholic
Church, Holmes Beach. He served in the U.S. Navy
during World War II.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Brown and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of ar-
He is survived by wife Marie; sister Marie
McKinney of Lindenhurst; and brother William of
Garden City, N.Y.
Herbert Harms, 91, of Bradenton and formerly of
Holmes Beach, died May 27.
Born in Pearl River, N.Y., Mr. Harms moved to
Manatee County from Closter, N.J., in 1970. He owned
Closter Animal Hospital in Closter, N.J. He was a
former member of the Key Royale Golf Club and a
member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, both in
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, June 8, at Gloria
Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive. Burial will
be in the church's memorial garden. Memorial contri-
butions may be made to the church, 6608 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.
He is survived by daughter Ellen Moyse of
Doylestown, Pa.; brother Dr. George R. of Bradenton;
two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Thomas J. Hicks
Thomas J. Hicks, 79, of Bradenton Beach, died
Born in Bradenton, Mr. Hicks was a sales manager
for a wholesale food company in Bradenton and Cocoa
Beach. He was a decorated U.S. Marine Corps veteran
of World War II. He was a 32nd degree Mason.
Services will be at 11 a.m. June 7 at Manasota
Memorial Park, 1221 53rd Ave. E., Bradenton. Memo-
rial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army,
1204 14th St. W., Bradenton FL 34205.
He is survived by daughter Julie Edwards of Alex-
andria, Va.; sons Paul of Costa Mesa, Calif., and Mike
of Alexandria; and three grandchildren.
Helen G. Terrell
Helen G. Terrell, 83, of Bradenton and formerly
Holmes Beach, died May 23.
Born in Washington, Ind., Mrs. Terrell came to
Florida in 1951, and moved from Lakeland to Holmes
Beach in 1987, where she resided for eight years. She
was an administrator at the University of Florida and
the University of South Florida.
There were no services.
She is survived by daughter Sherry Smith of
Margate, Fla.; sons Michael D. of Bradenton and
Charles A. of Bradenton, operator of a lawn care busi-
ness on the Island; sister Ruth Wooten of Kendall, Fla.;
five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
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Holmes Beach code enforcement finds duplex in compliance
By Diana Bogan
Georgina Willmott was brought before the Holmes
Beach Code Enforcement Board to determine whether
she has been utilizing her duplex as a triplex.
Code enforcement officer Walter Wunderlich be-
lieved that the duplex owned by Willmott in the 8100
block of Gulf Drive was being rented out to three sepa-
rate tenants as three units.
Wunderlich told the code enforcement board that
he believed Willmott rents a bedroom on the ground
floor as a third living unit.
"The smaller unit has a hinged door that leads into
the rest of the downstairs unit," explained Wunderlich.
"Dan McGee rents the small unit and his bed
blocks the doorway to the portion of the apartment that
was rented by Cynthia and Mack Doss. All the tenants
I interviewed stated that they are not related, nor do
they share units."
Wunderlich told the board that McGee had a separate
bathroom, refrigerator, microwave and sink in his unit.
Willmott presented photographs of the down-
stairs unit to the board and contended that the lease
agreement for the downstairs unit was entered into
with all three tenants agreeing to live together as
roommates. She has since evicted the Dosses and
Patti B. Vickery of Mobile, Ala., with portrait of her great-grandfather, George Emerson Bean, first home-
steader on Anna Maria Island in 1893. Under his picture is a painting of his home near the present Rod &
Reel Pier. She got her first glimpse, ever of her illustrious antecedent at the Anna Maria Island Historical
Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City. Hours there are 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday and Saturday during the summer season.
McGee lives there alone.
The property is also currently up for sale. Luke
Courtney, the property real estate agent, spoke on be-
half of Willmott and assured board members that the
property is being advertised and sold according to its
proper zoning as a duplex.
Based on the fact that McGee is now the only tenant
downstairs and that the unit is being advertised for sale as
a duplex, the board voted 4-2 in Willmott's favor.
Board members Don Schneerer, Theodore
Geerharts, Michael Klotz and Charles Stealy voted in
favor of Willmott. Joan Perry and Joseph Bracken gave
the dissenting votes.
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The proposal for a veterans' memorial flag-
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Leffis Key has been tabled by the Manatee
County Commission due to environmental con-
The memorial, approved by the three Island
mayors and Longboat Key, would honor Island
vets. Jim Kissick, one of the driving forces for
the memorial, said a flag would fly only a few
times a year during ceremonies honoring vets -
perhaps just Veterans Day and Memorial Day.
However, Arlene Flisek of the Manatee
County Audubon told county commissioners the
flag would be inappropriate, the plaque a temp-
tation for vandalism and the ceremonies a disrup-
tion to birds.
Commission Chair Joe McClash suggested
the vets meet with the environmentalists and
work out the differences. Kissick said that meet-
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brought back to the county commission soon.
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Drum circle asked to make noise elsewhere
Holmes Beach resident Robert Anderson has
signed an affidavit with the police department claim-
ing that the "continuous drum playing at the Manatee
County Public Beach every Sunday from 4 to 10 p.m.
is unnecessary, excessive noise that is disturbing the ,
quiet enjoyment of the family's home."
According to police, Anderson lives approximately
one-tenth of a mile from the beach location where the
drum circle gathers. He resides on the 4000 block of
Holmes Beach Officer James Cumston reported ,
that the drumming could be clearly heard from the rear
parking lot behind St. Bernard Catholic Church, which . .
is more than three-tenths of a mile away from the .
Cumston warned the drummers that they were vio-
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prohibition rules, which can carry a fine of $1,000. The
ordinance states that "no person shall make, continue
or cause to be made or continued, any unusually loud,
unnecessary or excessive noise which unreasonably 21. "
annoys, disturbs, injures or endangers the comfort and
repose of others within. the limits of the city."
Drummers say drumming begins at sunset and lasts
until approximately 9 p.m., which is considerably less
than the six hours Anderson claims in his affidavit.
On behalf of the drum circle, Eric Dowling has
asked Lt. Dale Stephenson to mediate the situation and Beach drummers
find a suitable solution. For more than a year several Islanders have been gathering every Sunday to drum on the beach. Islander
The city's noise ordinance under "unlawful acts" Photo: Diana Bogan.
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Students say there 'oughta be' a few new laws
By Diana Bogan
Holmes Beach City Commissioner Don Maloney
asked Anna Maria Elementary School fifth-graders
what they thought about the city's legislation and they
Maloney challenged the students to use common
sense to determine what laws they felt would improve
Island living for everyone. To enter into the "There
Oughta Be a Law" contest, each student was asked to
write a law and explain why it "oughta be."
Three winners, one from each fifth-grade class, and
nine runners-up were chosen. The first-place winners
received a $50 savings bond and the runners-up were
given a gift certificate to dine at Ooh La La! restaurant.
The contest is sponsored by the Holmes Beach City
Commission, The Islander and Ooh La La! restaurant.
City commissioners each contribute funding for the top
prize savings bonds.
The top laws chosen were written by Connor
Bystrom, Justin Woods, Kelsey Taylor and Felicia
If the commission decided to adopt the winning
suggestions, new laws in Holmes Beach would include:
"There would be no smoking allowed in any pub-
lic place 'because it puts everyone's health at risk" said
Bystrom and Woods.
It would be illegal to ride in the back of a truck
until manufacturers provide seatbelts back there said
Once a month Island residents would have to take
a garbage bag outside and fill it so that the Island would
be a lot cleaner, according to Rivera.
Kaci Kennedy wrote a law that would prevent any
more commercial buildings from being built. "Ever
since I've lived here I've always thought of Holmes
Beach as part of the old-fashioned Island living, but our
little Island store got knocked down to make room for
a new one and they built a new drugstore!" wrote
Kennedy. "I like the convenience, but whatever hap-
pened to our old-fashioned town?"
Other suggestions focused on driving safely.
Kelsey Taylor thinks there should be a law against
riding in the back of a truck unless manufacturers
provide seatbelts back there. Holmes Beach Officer
Pete Lannon and Commissioner Don Maloney
presented Taylor with a gift certificate to dine at
Ooh La La! for her winning suggestion.
Ian Beck thinks tourists should not be allowed to
videotape while driving and Hannah Crowe wants driv-
ers over the age of 70 to have a 7 p.m. driving curfew
to alleviate traffic jams and reduce the number of car
Throwing cigarettes out the car window would
carry a fine if Ethan Struber had his way. "It can start
a fire, they don't disintegrate and they're bad for our
Dylan Frank wants a minimum speed limit for
drivers because "when people go too slow, they endan-
ger the lives of others."
Danielle Mullen asked for a "Safe Child Internet
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keep us safe and only allow us to learn things that are
appropriate for our age," she said.
Students also wanted more bike paths and cross-
walks, seat belts on school buses, helmet laws, lights
out for turtle season, food and water for dogs left on a
chain and protection for trees with nests in them.
Maloney said some of the past ideas have been
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on Aug. 9.
Classroom assignments for kindergarten through
second grade will be posted on the evening of the open
house. Students returning to grades three through five
were notified of their classroom assignment with their
final report cards May 30.
The open house will be held from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
for kindergarten, first- and second-grade parents.
Classrooms will be open and parents are encouraged to
visit the campus with their students anytime during this
A new back-to-school format is planned for grades
three through five. There will be two sessions, at 5:30
p.m. and 6 p.m., and parents will choose a time to meet
with the teacher in a sit-down information session.
During the 20-minute session, teachers will review
various procedures and aspects of the classroom so that
everyone will be better prepared for the new school
More details about the open house will be made
available in August.
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THE ISLANDER 0 JUNE 6, 2001 0 PAGE 15
Students celebrate keeping the peace
The old guard is moving out and a new one will
soon be setting in. The Anna Maria Elementary
School's student safety patrol is comprised of 40 fifth-
graders who are ready to run off to middle school. That
means it's time to train next year's fifth-graders to walk
in their shoes.
Coach Gene Burr, who chooses students he feels
are responsible and mature enough to set a positive ex-
ample for fellow students, organizes the safety patrol.
The students are in charge of monitoring the hall-
ways during arrival and dismissal times. They are split
into morning and afternoon shifts, with half the stu-
dents working the first semester and the other half
working the second semester.
Patrol members are allowed to issue tickets to their
peers for unruly behavior such as running in the halls.
Burr collects the tickets and follows up on each com-
The last two weeks of school, patrol members train
new recruits to take their place when school resumes
in the fall.
The Parent-Teacher Organization donated money
to help Burr throw a farewell luncheon for his gradu-
Coach Gene Burr
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cream at the farewell
party for his Island
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patrol. Forty fifth-
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The Islander would like to congratulate the
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Island police reports
May 26, 800 block North Shore Drive, door open.
Door ajar to bicycle storage.shed. Officer closed door.
May 27, 700 block North Shore Drive, water leak.
Police found a major water leak at a residence with
water running down from the second floor into the car-
port. The house was locked and the storm shutters were
down. The officer turned the water off at the meter.
May 25, 2300 block of North Gulf Drive, domes-
tic disturbance. A woman accused her husband of push-
ing her onto a couch. She called police, who inter-
viewed the husband. According to the report, the hus-
band said he was asleep when his wife came home
drunk, woke him up and started an argument. Officers
separated the couple for the night.
May 25, 2600 block of North Gulf Drive, battery.
According to police, a man beat his son after accusing
the son of tinkering with a videocassette recorder un-
til it wouldn't work. The son suffered a cut tongue and
a chipped tooth. Police said he moved out of his
father's home the same night.
May 25, 2800 block of North Gulf Drive, battery.
According to police, a man was beaten by an acquain-
tance. For no apparent reason, the suspect confronted
another man he knows and hit him continuously for
about a minute before leaving. The victim told police
the suspect has a crack cocaine habit and is living on
May 27. 2000 block of South Gulf Drive, stolen
vehicle. A man was arrested for having a stolen boat
trailer in his possession.
May 25, 5300 block of Gulf Drive, obstruction. Po-
lice arrested a Bradenton man after the man approached
someone who was making a bank deposit. Fearing a rob-
bery, the man making the deposit called police, who found
the suspect at a local tavern. According to police, when the
suspect refused to give identification, police attempted to
arrest him, but he started swinging his arms. Two offic-
ers were able to subdue the man, who defecated in his
pants during the struggle. He was taken to the jail at Port
Manatee and his bicycle was impounded.
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May 25, 3900 block of East Bay Drive, Publix filed
charges for numerous forged checks and fraud, including:
A Holmes Beach woman passed a bad check for
$93.81. An Alabama woman forged a check for $22.
An Anna Maria man passed a bad check for $24.17. A
Virginia man passed a bad check for $24.50. An Anna
Maria man passed:a bad check for $61. A Bradenton
woman passed a bad check for $179. A Bradenton man
passed a bad check for $70. A Holmes Beach woman
passed three bad checks for $76, $46.88 and $47.99. A
Lakeland woman passed a bad check for $40.93. A
Bradenton Beach woman passed two bad checks for
$19.26 and $30.58. A Bradenton man passed two bad
checks for $75 and $100. A Holmes Beach man passed
a bad check for $52.41. A Holmes Beach man passed
two bad checks for $50 and $60.
May 26, 3000 block of Gulf Drive, larceny/theft.
A Bradenton man was arrested for theft of $6.55 in gas.
May 26, 5400 block of Marina Drive, traffic and
driving while license suspended. The same man ar-
rested for the theft of $6.55 in gas from the Citgo was
involved in a hit-and-run accident four hours earlier. A
witness identified the man and he was charged with
driving on a suspended license and hit-and-run.
May 27, 3400 block of Gulf Drive South, aggra-
vated battery. A Holmes Beach man was charged with
aggravated battery for pushing his pregnant girlfriend
into a door several times and striking her in the face.
The woman, who is three months pregnant, attempted
to defend herself by slapping back, but the boyfriend
continued to push her against a door. The woman drove
to police headquarters to file a complaint because she
did not have a telephone. When police went to her
home, the boyfriend had fled. Police forwarded the
information to the state's attorney.
May 27, 3200 block of East Bay Drive, obstruc-
tion, no valid driver's license. A man was arrested and
taken to jail for giving an officer a false,name and for
not having a valid driver's license.
May 28, 5100 block of Fifth Avenue, vehicle theft. A
woman reported that her car was stolen along with her
credit card and she told police she suspects her daughter.
The woman said her daughter has stolen from her before
and that she may be heading to St. Louis where she said
she believes the daughter is presently residing.
May 29, 3200 block of East Bay Drive, theft. A
man said his locked bicycle was stolen from behind
Shells restaurant while he was working.
May 29, 4200 block of Gulf Drive North, burglary
to vehicle. A man reported that someone stole $1,200
in rods and reels from his boat, which was parked on
a trailer under his condominium.
May 30,200 block of East 70th Street, theft. A man
reported two checks stolen-from his check book. One
was cashed for $495 and, when the thief attempted to
cash a second check, he was refused by the merchant.
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Torres speaks out
on Devil Rays future
Elmo Torres of Holmes Beach has had Tampa Bay
Devil Rays baseball season tickets since the team's
inception four years ago.
A lifelong, knowledgeable baseball fanatic, Torres
has a few things to say about the current way the team's
playing and the future of the team. Most of his com-
ments are unflattering because they're true.
He has some suggestions abQut how to get the team
out of its current rut of awful play and worse, poor
attendance. Still, he refuses to believe rumors that the
team will be sold, moved or even disbanded by major
"Disbanding is not an option because of the money
involved," Torres said. "If you get rid of franchises, the
other team owners have to come up with at least $100
million to buy out the Devil Rays owners, and they're
not going to do that."
However, recent reports of bickering between man-
aging partner Vince Naimoli and others who own part of
Anna Maria Island Little League MVP
The 200] most valuable player in the Anna Maria
Island Little League for players age 10-12 is West
Manatee Fire & Rescue District pitcher/shortstop
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the team indicate something is rotten in south St. Pete.
FOX-TV sports analyst and former major league
catcher Tim McCarver said May 30 on air, "I don't
know where it's going to end up, but Bud Selig's case
(for eliminating two teams) is becoming stronger and
stronger .... The inner turmoil [in Tampa Bay] is worse
than the play on the field. When that becomes the is-
sue, when that becomes the story, the franchise is in-
deed in trouble."
What's disturbing to Torres is lack of team support
from Tampa Bay-area residents.
But it's not like it's a surprise, he said. The team
is playing like a bunch of bums and the cost of attend-
ing a game goes up every season.
"It's $4.50 for a beer, $10 for parking and if you
want to really see the game, you have to pay at least
$20 for a ticket so that you're close enough to the ac-
tion," Torres said.
"The Rays problem is pitching. They haven't got
any and without it, you've got nothing.
"It's not a matter of whether you can afford a Mike
Mussina ($108 million contract). You have to be able
to afford a quality pitcher and a name hitter. If you
bring them in, it brings up attendance, and attendance
makes the team more money so you can afford to pay
the ridiculous salaries. Jose Canseco didn't play much
when he was here, but people paid the price of admis-
sion just to watch him take batting practice.
"If we had a Mark McGwire, I'd go to every game
just to see him and I wouldn't care if the team won or lost.
"You can justify losing if you have a McGwire
fans can watch. You can't justify losing if you have to
go see the bums they've got playing now."
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One of the biggest reasons the team fails to draw
fans is that Rays fans see no hope of the team's becom-
ing a contender.
"The fans aren't seeing the positive moves upward,"
Torres said. "The team is getting rid of its good players.
They traded away one of their better young pitchers the
other day and there's talk of trading Fred McGriff. Big
mistake if they do. I don't think anyone would buy the
team with the personnel it has right now."
Another problem is Tropicana Field. The stadium
is antiseptic and doesn't have the feel of a Wrigley
Field, or even some of the newer "old-style" stadiums
like Camden Yard in Baltimore.
"We ought to be playing outdoors," Torres said.
His son, Mario, who plays ball for Manatee High
School, chimed in, "Baseball's made to be played un-
der all weather conditions. That's part of its attraction."
Torres said the answer is a new, open-air stadium
built closer to Tampa.
It's going to take time to build the franchise and
even more time for the team to gain a sense of history,
much like what the Yankees have done over the past
century, Elmo said.
Let's just hope we don't have to wait 100 years for
the Rays to win their first world championship.
MVP, batting crown, best sportsmen,
top rookie announced
It could have gone either way in the race to see who
would win the batting title and who would be the most
valuable player in the Anna Maria Island Little League
major division for players age 10-12.
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SPORTS RAP, FROM PAGE 20
It was poetic justice when Haley's Motel ace
pitcher/slugger Steve Faasse won the batting title with
a .590 average and West Manatee Fire & Rescue Dis-
trict pitcher/shortstop Greg Lowman was voted the
league's most valuable player for his fielding, hitting
The vote for the sportsman of the year in the league
was a tie between two good guys who deserve it -
Matt McDonough of Kiwanis and Jordan Pritchard of
Rookie-of-the-year honors went to Jarrod
McKenzie, who came on like gangbusters, anchoring
the catching position for Quality Builders and banging
out key hits in key games.
Now they just have to find a place to put their 3-
Anna Maria Island Little League named two teams of
All-Stars for three divisions for a round of All-Star games
last week. The divisions and players, by team, are:
AA division for players age 6-8
Anna Maria Island Spirits Brooke Fitzgerald,
Ariana Castle, Sage Geeraerts, Kelly Guerin, Tommy
Price and Molly McDonough.
Sandbar Restaurant Gabe Falter, Chandler
Hardy, Glenn Bowers, Patrick Facheris, Sarah Howard,
Mark Shuford and Blake Wilson.
Betsy Hills Real Estate Emma Barlow, Joey
Hutchinson, Ally Titsworth, Jordan Sebastiano, Karl
Schoonover and Zachary Even.
Home True Value Hardware Martine Miller,
Zach Evans. Michael Harrington, Vadjra Morano, Alex
Thurkette and Austin Martin.
AAA division for players age 8-11
Air &-Energy Kenny Burns, Broderick West,
Justin Dearlove, John Gregory, Wade Risha, Cory
Wash and Severin Walstead.
Bistros Ben Murphy, Steven Thomas, Max
Marnie, Carmine Galati and Eddie Shaw.
Waterfront Restaurant Miles Hostetler, Shawn
Sportsmen of the Year
Good guys Matt McDonough of Kiwanis and Jordan
Pritchard of Haley's Motel were co-sportsmen of the
year in Anna Maria Island Little League.
Culhane, Ryan Guerin, Heather Howard, Kayla Boak
and Scott Steenstra.
Major division for players age 10-12
Haley's Motel Matt Bobo, David Bryant, Steve
Faasse, Kevin Kirn, Shane Pelkey, Jordan Pritchard
and Tanner Pelkey.
West Manatee Fire & Rescue District Pat Cole,
Zach Geeraerts, Greg Lowman, Sean Price and Nick Sato.
Quality Builders Jarrod McKenzie, Sean
Pittman, Chad Richardson, Tyler Schneerer, Charlie
Woodson and Alex Phillips.
Kiwanis Matt McDonough, Eric Whitley,
Connor Bystrom, Andrew Royals, Spencer Carper and
Congratulations to all the players for a great year
of Little League baseball.
Rookie of the Year
Quality Builders' Jarrod McKenzie, who anchored the
catching position for his team, was voted rookie of the
year by Anna Maria Island Little League coaches.
Haley's Motel pitcher/slugger Steve Faasse carries
the spoils of war after winning the Anna Maria
Island Little League's major division batting title
with a .590 average during the regular season.
PAGE 22 M JUNE 6, 2001 0 THE ISLANDER
Scallop restocking ongoing; wonderful computer toys
Scallops are one of the best indicators of clear
water in bays. Clear, clean water lots of scallops.
Dirty, murky water no scallops.
Back about 30 years ago, Anna Maria Sound and
Sarasota Bay were teeming with the little blue-eyed
bivalves. An hour of snorkeling over seagrass beds
could produce a bucket of scallops and, after some
work, about a pint of scallop meat.
It wasn't at all unusual to see a couple dozen
people walking along the shallows from the Anna
Maria Island Bridge to Palma Sola Bay with washtubs
filled with scallops.
Like a lot of good things, the good times didn't last
for scallop harvesting. Water quality diminished as
stormwater runoff carrying fertilizer and pesticides
clouded the bay waters. Overharvesting took its toll,
too. By the mid-1970s, scallops were all but gone from
But perhaps they'll make a comeback, thanks to
Mote Marine Laboratory, Florida Sea Grant and the
Sarasota Bay Program.
Water quality in the bays has improved a lot in the
last 20 years. John Stevely at Sea Grant believes the
water is clear enough to support a scallop population
again and, teaming with Mote this summer, will try a
They're trying a couple of approaches to see
what works best. Standard "seeding" of scallops in
the grass beds will be intermixed with bags of small
scallops hanging from buoys. They'll monitor the
outcome in the fall and do a count to see which, if
either, method produces the best outcome and the
Scallops have an interesting reproductive pro-
cess. "Scallop orgy" is probably the best way to de-
scribe what the critters do. See, there's this huge
cloud of scallop larvae that is released in the water,
and this huge cloud of scallop sperm that follows.
There has to be a bunch of scallops around to trig-
ger the decision to go orgy. Apparently, they like it
best in big groups.
Not enough of a group, no orgy. Lots of scallops,
lots of orgy, and later, lots of little scallops.
Sarasota City kicked in about $17,000 last month
to kick-start the program, which will eventually amount
to a $200,000 project.
The last time I saw scallops was in the waters off
St. Joseph Peninsula Park in the Panhandle. The near-
pristine water was awash with scallops, and I guess I
counted 20 of the critters while wading all of about 20
Let's hope the same count can again come to our
part of the world.
Several Island restaurants were touted in the May
issue of "Sarasota Magazine" for their breakfast ambi-
The mention of Cafe on the Beach in Holmes
Beach posed the rhetorical question, "What could be
better than an all-you-can-eat breakfast of sausage
and buttermilk pancakes flipped in a screened 'pan-
cake porch' right on a wide stretch of white sand
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For the Gulf Drive Cafe in Bradenton Beach: "This
relaxed place lures those who like to mosey through
The Historic Bridge Street Pier & Cafe in
Bradenton Beach had this note: "Choose from eating
indoors under a shady canopy or out in the open under
umbrella tables, but always walk the pier and linger in
the gazebo-like rest areas to savor the relaxed flavor of
Congratulations to all.
Oh, and there was a nice article about Charlie
Guy in the magazine, too. Charlie is the guy who has
been taking care of feral cats on and off the Island
We still have people calling The Islander office
with offers of help for Guy, so again, here's how you
Financial help: Make checks payable to Charlie
Guy, P.O. Box 380, Anna Maria FL 34216.
Or donations may be dropped off to Jennifer
Dagher, 214 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City. For informa-
tion, call Dagher at 778-0404.
Speaking of restaurants, there's a new computer
gimmick/toy out there that makes paying for a meal
with plastic faster and safer.
A battery-powered little black box similar to a
Palm Pilot is taken to the table. The restaurant server
punches in the amount of the check, and the cus-
tomer then calculates the tip electronically and
swipes a credit or debit card through it. Out spits trie
receipt, and the transaction is electronically trans-
Winners in the June 2 horseshoe games
were George Landraitis of Bradenton and
George McKay of Anna Maria. Runners-up
were John Bennett of Anna Maria and Chris
MacNamara of Bradenton.
Winners in the May 30 games were Bill
Starrett of Anna Maria and Pete Watson of
Anna Maria and England. Runners-up were
Landraitis and Carol Watson of Anna Maria
The weekly contests get under way at 9
a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at Anna
Maria City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive.
There are no membership fees and everyone
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The device is called the Interactive Consumer En-
vironment 4000, and is made by Hypercom, a Phoenix-
Company representatives say the device is cheaper
for the restaurant than conventional card machines -
a Brandon restaurant using the gizmo said it saved
$250 a month in card fees by using the box.
And it's safer for the consumer, because there's no
chance of a restaurant employee copying down the card
number and making purchases with somebody else's
The only downsides are the $1,200 price and the
learning curve for customers in tguring out how the
heck the machine works.
I'm still dazzled by those pager things that some
restaurants give you to let you know when your table
is available. I think I'll stick with cash for my dining
Web sites for emergency information
And speaking of computers, here's a new website
for all your emergency information needs.
The Emergency Email Network offers up-to-the-
minute information about what's happening in the
world of weather, and you can join with just a few
clicks of your computer mouse.
Go to www.emergencye.com/ and type in some
information and you'll get the details of what's happen-
"The Emergency Email Network forwards weather
and emergency information directly to your pager, cell
phone or computer e-mail the instant it is released by
official agencies," according to the Web site. "You
receive the news at the same moment it's given to the
local media. And if you have TEEN set up on a pager
or cell phone, it's likely that you will continue to re-
ceive alerts even when the power is out at your home
There's also a new hurricane information area -
220.127.116.11/hurricane.html they suggest you try.
Here's a couple of other favorite Web sites for
www.nws.noaa.gov/ this site gives you his-
toric plus up-to-date information on what's happening
in the weather world.
www.nhc.noaa.gov/ probably the-btet of the
storm sites, this address gives yiui those invaluable
"discussion" sections where the forecasters describe
the various results from an assortment of computer
models to determine storm tracks. There's also a his-
torical site here that offers information from storms
dating back to 1492.
New York lawmaker Alexander Granis is propos-
ing a near-complete ban of cigarette smoking on the
state's beaches and in public parks.
"You put your hand in the sand and pull it out and
have a handf lATcigarette butts," he said.
If passed, the bill would carry a $1,000 fine for
Meanwhile, Florida is still working on merely di-
minishing seating for smokers inside restaurants.
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THE ISLANDER M JUNE 6, 2001 0 PAGE 23
Tarpon, trout combine for one-two offshore, inshore punch
By Capt. David Futch
The silver king tarpon have hit full stride up and
down the west coast of Florida and can be found cruis-
ing Island beaches and passes from Homosassa to the
10.000 Islands in the Everglades.
If you want to see some real action especially
if you're a novice hire a fishing guide to show you
some of the most magnificent jumping fish-in the
world. If you pay attention, you'll also learn how to fish
This prehistoric animal with the name Megalops
atlanticus literally Atlantic big eye is a thrill to
catch every time you do it, no matter how many times
you've done it.
For inshore fishermen, big trout are the name of the
game. Try not to keep the big females they're
spawning right now, according to Capt. Tom Chaya.
Capt. Sam Kimball on the Legend out of Annie's
Bait & Tackle in Cortez said fishing this week is much
like last week with nice catches of gag grouper to 15
pounds, snapper to 5 pounds, big bonita to 16 pounds
and some Spanish mackerel.
"We went shark fishing and caught blacktips from
30 to 80 pounds, spinner sharks and a couple of dusky
sharks, one about 100 pounds and the other about 130,"
Kimball said. "Tarpon fishing is real good. We hooked
seven the other day."
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams out of
Holmes Beach said he's been catching tarpon off the
"Trout fishing was phenomenal this week with
good limits and big ones," Chaya said. "I'm letting the
big ones go because they're spawning. Snook fishing
ended with a bang, catching limits most days.
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
tarpon are all along the beaches and pompano and
Spanish mackerel are in the passes. Trout and redfish
are biting on the flats, along with small snook. Grou-
per are biting in 90-100 feet of water.
"One of our customers, who's believable when he
tells a fish tale, said he caught a 20-pound dolphin at
the Three-Mile Reef," Gause said. "There's a good
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said the anglers
there are catching snapper, mackerel and pompano.
Tarpon are all over the place and cobia are around, Kilb
said, but they seem to be picky.
Sam Knowles at Island Discount Tackle said bait
has been a little difficult to find, but he went out on the
last day of snook season and got a pair of keepers, a
flounder and some trout.
"Trout fishing has been great," Knowles said.
"Redfish haven't been doing much. There are pompano
and flounder off the beaches. Tarpon are everywhere,
along with sharks that are following them. Grouper and
snapper are offshore. Fishing is real good right now for
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Capt. Mike Greig of Capt. Mike's Charters in
Holmes Beach said he's catching tarpon every time out.
"We had one Thursday that was 150 pounds. There are
big trout on the flats and big kingfish and Spanish
mackerel are in the same areas where you find snap-
Capt. Roy Salgado on the Grand Slam in
Bradenton Beach took a trip to Captiva Island off Fort
Myers and caught tarpon, tarpon and more tarpon.
There are plenty of silver kings off Anna Maria Island,
too, he said. Offshore, there are amberjack and grou-
per as well as the occasional sighting of a sailfish.
Capt. Steve Salgado on the Compleat Angler
said he, too, is catching a lot of tarpon. There are co-
bia around and snook, trout and grouper in the bay.
Fishing has been good, he said, especially tarpon fish-
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said Justin Blalock and Dave Nonell of
Bradenton caught redfish to 26 inches, spotted sea trout
and gray trout to 17 inches and snook to 24 inches us-
ing white bait and Cotee Swirl Tails while fishing in
Terra Ceia and Miguel bays.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide said he's
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snapper to 6 pounds, lane snapper and a 26-pound
blackfin tuna while fishing in 140 feet of water.
Capt. Justin Moore on the Prima Donna II said
he's concentrating on catching tarpon and the tarpon
seem to be concentrating right back. Moore said he's
jumping six to eight tarpon every time out.
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Island property sales
128 51st St., Holmes Beach, a 2,508 sfla duplex
built in 1958 on a 100x100 lot, was sold 5/3/01,
Ashbury to Stacey, for $305,000; list $325,900.
132 Hammock, Anna Maria, a canalfront 2,210
sfla 2bed/2bath/2cp home built in 1981 on a 90x101
lot, was sold 5/2/01, Lilienfield to Hudson, for
$370,000; list $389,900.
203 55th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,333 sfla 4bed/
2bath/2car home built in 1949 on a 104x106 lot, was
sold 5/2/01, Eddy to Lacios, for $266,500; list
S 212 Palmetto, Anna Maria, a 52xl 10 lot, was sold
5/2/01, Mueller to Predd, for $127,000.
224 S Harbor Dr., Holmes Beach, a bayfront 3bed/
2bath/2car 1521 sfla home built in 1998 on a 60x74 lot,
was sold 5/4/01, Brunson to Kubik, for $375,000; list
313 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, a 52x 145 lot, was sold
5/2/01, Brooks Polymers to Whisnant, for $106,000;
3601 E. Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 212 Sandy Pointe
2, a 931 sfla 2bed/2bath/lcar condo built in 1994, was
sold 5/4/01, Sweinvest Inc. to Pallett, for $145,000.
3803 E. Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 2a Sunbow Bay
1, a 1,320 sfla condo built in 1977, was sold 4/30/01,
Surles to Best, for $245,000; list $265,000.
442 63rd St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront 664 sfla
1 bed/lbath/lcp 1/2 duplex (probably 1/3 of a triplex)
built in 1962 on a 16x100 lot, was sold 5/1/01,
Dearborn to Hackl, for $132,000; list $142,500.
5400 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 5404 Gulf Dr. con-
dos, a 700 sfla Ibed/Ibath condo built in 1964, was
sold 4/30/01. Sopranos to Walsh, for $120,000; list
830 N. Shore Dr., Anna Maria, a 1,723 sfla 3bed/
2bath/lcar/lcp home built in 1949 on a 100x106 lot,
was sold 5/1/01, Kleinedler to DePass, for $369,000;
8318 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, a 1,134 sfla 2bed/
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bookcases, textured ceilings, new central air compressor,
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Stan Haidl of the Longboat Key office of
Arvida Realty Services was among those hon-
ored at the Arvida Masters Conference at the
Boca Raton Resort & Club in "a salute to our
finest real estate professionals."
2bath/lcar home built in 1958 on a 92x120 lot, was
sold 5/2/01, Bell to Green, for $147,000.
103 Highlands Ave., Bradenton Beach, a 564 sfla
2bed/1bath home built in 1947 on a 50x53 lot, was sold
5/8/01, Haul to Lumpkin, for $150,000; list $189,900.
109 Peppertree, Anna Maria, a 1,512 sfla 2bed/
2bath home built in 1982 on a 100x81 lot, was sold 5/
7/01, Martynec to Atkins, for $450,000.
1801 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 155 Runaway
Bay, a 1,080 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1978, was
sold 5/8/01, Jenks to Prentis, for $170,000; list
221 84th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,036 sfla 2bed/
2bath/lcar home built in 1962 on a 88x100 lot, was
sold 5/8/01, Ace to Anderson, for $211,000; list
3104 Avenue F, Holmes Beach, a 50x100 Gulf-
front lot, was sold 5/8/01, Robinson to Alexander, for
$510,000; list $575,000.
3301 Sixth Ave., Holmes Beach, a 1,180 sfla 2bed/
2bath/2car home built in 1991 on a 50x90 lot, was sold
5/11/01, Hunter to Newberry, for $185,000; list
506 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a bayfront 2bed/
2bath/lcar 1,187 sfla home built in 1964, was sold 5/
9/01, AMI LLC to Carlson, for $330,000.
511 71 st St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront 1,357 sfla
2bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1968 on a 92x92 lot, was
sold 5/10/01, Dudenhoeffer to Hyman, for $252,000;
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516 70th St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront 1,437 sfla
2bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1967 on an 85x103 lot,
was sold 5/11/01, Ring to Harper, for $348,000.
5806 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 210S Waters Edge,
a 1,078 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1975, was sold
5/7/01, Birdsall to Wendt, for $420,000; list $449,000.
607 Ivanhoe, Holmes Beach, a canalfront 2,095
sfla 3bed/2bath/2car home built in 1974 on a 90x105
lot, was sold 5/9/01, GBS Travel to Lacombe, for
$470,000; list $525,000.
6101 Holmes Blvd, a 1,536 sfla 4bed/2bath duplex
built in 1970 on a 90x101 lot, was sold 5/9/01, Russell
to Midulla, for $215,000; list 215,000.
6200 Flotilla, 313 Westbay Point & Moorings, a
1,314 sfla condo built in 1979, was sold 5/9/01, Lacios
to Trumper, for $211,000.
110 11th St. S., Bradenton Beach, a 2bed/2bath
899 sfla home built in 1970 on a 50x98 lot, was sold
5/16/01, Demarco to MacCartney, for $225,000.
207 55th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,114 sfla 2bed/2bath/
Icar/lcp home built in 1960 on a 112x106 lot, was sold
5/16/01, Hueber to Corbett, for $252,500; list $279,000.
2211 Avenue C, Bradenton Beach, a 3bed/2bath
1,580 sfla home built in 1947 on a 50x 100 lot, was sold
5/16/01, Bolan to Framarini, for $223,200; list
3004 Avenue C, Holmes Beach, three vacant com-
mercial lots at 50x100 each, were sold 5/18/01,
Padronaggio to Potter, for $193,000.
3601 E. Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 201 Sandy
Pointe, A-I, a 1,035 sfla 2bed/2bath/lcar condo built
in 1986, was sold 5/18/01, Geiden-Vonschwarzenburg
to Dettloff, for $175,000.
5911 Flotilla, Holmes Beach, a canalfront 2,616
sfla 4bed/4bath/2car home built in 1995 on a 96x100
lot, was sold 5/16/01, Bouziane to Westby, for
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PERICO SHORES LAKEFRONT 3BR/2BA. Quality home,
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4BR/4BA turnkey furnished beach house west of
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3BR/2BA furnished home on sailboat water with
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WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS CONDO
2BR/2BA immaculate, turnkey furnished. View
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BUILDERS HOME FURNITURE Displayed but never
used. Four-piece bedroom sets $259; sofa and love
seat $399; queen bed set $199; full $159; twin $129;
futons (sofa by day, bed at night) frame and mattress
$199; daybed (white with brass finials) including two
mattresses and pop-up unit $285. Can deliver. Call
COINS FROM Royal Mint, non-circulated, presenta-
tion case with Princess Di and Prince Charles silver
crown, $45; Elizabeth II 25th Jubliee Crown $10;
Festival of Britain 1951 silver crown $20; silver 50
nobles, celebrating Drakes conquest, $10. 792-4274.
WORLD PHILATELIST: More than 50 new pre-
stamped envelopes from the USSR. Each has a
great commemorative picture of a significant person
or event in history. From Tverskaya Post Office. $50.
DINING ROOM SET. Walnut china cabinet, table
with four chairs, sleeves, $575. Pedal boat $225.
REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER. 18.5 cubic inch, good
for spare in garage or apartment. $35. Call 778-4773.
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MOVING SALE, Friday-Saturday, June 8-9. House-
hold goods, linens, antiques, much more. 210 68th
St., Holmes Beach.
HUGE RUMMAGE SALE, Saturday, June 9, 9am-
1pm. St. Bernard Activity Center. 43rd Street,
GARAGE SALE, Saturday, June 9, 9am-noon. Mis-
cellaneous and household. 521 69th St., Holmes
MOVING SALE, Sunday, June 10, 9am-noon. Book-
case, CD/video cabinet, desk, kitchen table with
chairs, grill and more. 10212 Kingfisher Road E.,
Bradenton (Flamingo Cay). 941-729-8013.
LOST: GRAY COCKATEIL, male, orange cheeks.
Answers to "Hey Norman." Lost Haverkos Court
area, Holmes Beach. 779-9382.
REWARD FOR THE return of brown leather brief-
case and contents taken from my car on North Bay
Blvd. Call Susan, 778-7616.
LARGE, GRAY, tiger-stripe male cat answers to
Jake. Lost in the vicinity of 75th Street, 200 block,
Holmes Beach. Please call 778-8486 with any infor-
TERRY, have lost sandals. Enjoyed the evening at
Gilligans. Call 920-722-0259.
Annual / Seasonal / Monthly / Weekly
PRESCRIPTION GLASSES found on Bean Point.
Gold-tone metal frames. 778-6300.
CRITTER SITTER Six years in pet care, 21 years as
an Island resident. Tender, loving care for your pets
with in-home visits. 778-6000.
BENGAL MIX, one kitten left. 307 Pine, Anna Maria.
My dad is yellow tabby, $63 to fix me mum. Donna,
MOBILE PET GROOMING. Independently owned.
Call and leave message, 745-1447.
1994 Dodge Mark II. Luxury model. Loaded, low
miles. Must sell. Call Phil 778-8281.
1986 MUSTANG Convertible 5.0 GT, power steering,
cruise control, air, 74,000 miles. $2,950, 778-5405.
1995 PONTIAC SUNFIRE. Two-door, sunroof, power
steering, auto, air. 61,000 miles. $5,500, 778-5405.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything
else in The Islander, 778-7978.
OFFSHORE CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Glenn
Corder aboard Deep South. Half & full day. For infor-
mation call 778-1203 or mobile 713-5900.
Simply the Best
Mike Sally Lisa Marianne Rochelle
We have a tremendous demand and
need for more quality vacation rentals.
Call our team of property managers today!
3101 Gulf Drive
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GULF SHORES CONDO Spacious 2BR/2BA and den, cathedral
ceilings and beautiful Gulf views! Call Michel Cerene 792-6546 eves.
5910 Marina Dr Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call 941-778-0770 Toll Free 800 741-3772
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SAMPLE ISLAND VACATION RENTAL PROPERTIES
city of Anna Maria and Holmes Beach. Gulffront to
canal to pool.
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409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, Fl 34216
Phone & Fax: (941) 778-1222
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OFFSHORE AND BAY fishing, nature and special char-
ters aboard Zulu Mama. Contact Captain Paul at 778-3013.
DOCK RENTAL near boat ramp. 63rd Street, Seaside
Gardens. Weekly/monthly/annual. Call 778-5719.
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Are
you interested in learning the history of Anna Maria
Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Library.
Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-6247.
OPPORTUNITIES: HONEST, DEPENDABLE, ener-
getic people. Waitress, breakfast daily; cleaning, bed
and breakfast and motel; laundry. Call 778-6335.
SPORTS AND FEATURE writer for thriving weekly
newspaper. Journalism experience a must. Mail, fax
or e-mail resume to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, FL. 34217. Fax 778-9392, e-mail
HELP WANTED: Dining room servers. Lunch and
dinner shifts. Call Chef Damon at Ooh La La!, 778-
5320, or apply in person at 5406 Marina Drive,
HOUSEKEEPER. Resort on Longboat Key. Flexible
hours, good pay, 383-2105.
CLEANING HELP NEEDED. Saturday, 10am-3pm.
Vacant Island rentals. Busy team cleaning, need
dependable, fast, friendly people. $9 per hour to start.
Call Sam, 6am-8pm, 792-9176.
REAL ESTATE, licensed agents needed to work busy
Island office. Great location, good splits, lots of traffic
and sign on bonus! Call Rebecca Smith, 778-0700.
CLERICAL PART-TIME, computer literate, work at home
and office, contractor basis, $8 to start. Donna, 779-0088.
ROTTEN EMPLOYEES WANTED. All positions, all
shifts. Rotten hours, rotten pay. Apply in person at
Rotten Ralph's, 902 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria.
CLEANING PERSON needed. Part-time, train for
full-time. References. Call 778-8566, ask for JoAnne
or 750-4772, ask for Jean.
MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, patio gar-
dens, trimming, clean-up, edgings, more. Hard-work-
ing and responsible. Excellent references. Edward
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.
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and the best results from classified ads and service
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.
WALL & CEILING REPAIR Water damaged drywall,
hand and spray texture, professional painting. Reli-
able-over 20 years experience. Call 795-1645, leave
message or call 545-6141.
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KEY WEST HOME ON CANAL Florida's finest
way of life! 3BR/2BA home with water views to
mainland. Private dock on deep-water canal.
five decks, atrium and porch, large solar-heated
pool and spa. $750,000. Valerie Hietala 778-
4800 or 518-8120. MLS#74732
2BR/2BA CONDO Enjoy beautiful Gulf views
from your living room in your new Island get-
away. This unit is tastefully furnished and the
complex has many amenities including club-
house, pool and tennis courts. $399,000. Call
Quentin Talbert 778-4800 or 704-9680.
BRADENTON DUPLEX Duplex or home with a
rental apartment. 3BR/2BA unit and 1BR/1BA
unit. Convenient location has nice fenced
backyard with storage shed. Ideal for children or
pets. Ken Rickett 778-4800. $119,000.
NEW LISTING Island Village condo. Spacious
and tastefully appointed 3BR/2BA condo in
Holmes Beach. Enclosed lanai overlooking
heated pool with extra wooden deck. Complex
has lush landscape and is meticulously
maintained. Totally updated, plush carpet and
ceramic tile throughout. This one won't last
long. $239,000. Call Nicole Skaggs, Realtor,
748-4800 or 795-5704. MLS#75478
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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 M):
> Addresses ending in odd numbers (or N Z):
> Irrigation not allowed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Irrigation with treated waste water allowed any
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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ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING for great results,
wash away mildew, dirt and salts. Start exterior spring
cleaning today. Free estimates 778-0944. Lic/ins.
MR. BILL'S HOME REPAIR/maintenance service. Over
30 years experience, self-employed in construction
trades. "I'm handy to have around." 778-1022.
WEST COAST NUISANCE Wildlife Service. Call us
for problems with raccoons, snakes, possums or any
nuisance animals. Lic. by F.W.C. On call 24-hours,
TIRED OF FIGHTING TRAFFIC? No parking? Can't
read the street signs at night? Not sure where the
address is? Take a taxi and arrive safely. $1.50 to get
in, $1.50 per mile. Clean, friendly service. Island
Transportation, 7am-3am. 737-0336.
COMPUTER TUTOR: Certified professional. 40
years experience. I teach more than anyone. Your
home, your convenience, free software. Computer
SIMPLY BLUE POOL Maintenance. Full or chemical
service, Dependability guaranteed. Free estimate,
CLEAN WINDOWS, wouldn't that be nice? Chris'
Window Cleaning, 941-725-0399.
LITTLE ANGELS LEARNING Academy. Enroll now
for summer camp, also accepting ages 1-5. Full A/C,
call for information, 778-2967.
SOS SERVICES. Full service cleaning/organization
for your entire home. Professional, experienced, and
references. Free estimates. Call Sharon, 920-1992.
ROYAL MAID SERVICE. Licensed, bonded, insured,
free estimates. Gift certificates available. 727-9337.
CHAMBERLAIN PROFESSIONAL Cleaning. Resi-
dential, condos. Experienced, affordable, depend-
able, honest. Local references. Call 750-4772, leave
COMPUTER HELP. In-home assistance, internet/e-
mail lessons set-up and installation, software and
hardware problems. Purchasing consultation. Call
Ryan at 794-6361, $15/hour.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.
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.
TOP NOTCH LAWN CARE Year'round or one time.
Mowing, clean-ups, sprinkler repair. Call Jason, 744-
5167 or 284-3333.
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 795-7775.
STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE Service. Installations,
koi ponds, clean-ups and hauling. Shell delivered and
installed as low as $26.50 per yard. 727-5066.
STRAIGHT SHOT Landscape Service. Installations,
koi ponds, clean-ups and hauling. Shell delivered and
installed as low as $26.50 per yard. 727-5066.
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VAN-GO PAINTING residentialcommercial, 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#
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. 35-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at
CHRISTIES PLUMBING Island and off-Island service
since 1975. Repairs and new construct. Free estimates,
no overtime charges. Now certifying back flow at water
meters. (FL#RF0038118) 778-3924 or 778-4461
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
B&D SEAMLESS aluminum gutters, five or six inch
available. Insured, free estimates. Dean Guth, owner
and operator, 729-0619.
THIRTY YEARS craftsman experience. Interior, ex-
terior, doors, stairs, windows and trim. Have sawmill,
will travel. 745-1043 Dan Michael, master carpenter.
TILE TILE TILE. All variations of ceramic tile sup-
plied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt,
reliable, many Island references. Call Neil, 726-3077.
JENNIFER HENSON CHAPMAN, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist
Professional Member AMTA 941-720-2547
Wilson Walls IN
Drywall Ceiling Repair
Custom Wall Finishing Interior/Exterior
25 Yrs Experience Cell 650-7871 Eves 778-9506
Anna Maria Laundromat
Open 24 Hours
"7 Days a Week
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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.
WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more by
Hunter Douglas and other major manufacturers. Life-
time warranty. Call Island resident Keith Barnett for
a free in-home consultation. Many Island references,
15 years experience. 941-778-3526 or 730-0516.
ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodel-
ing, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths.
Free estimates. Lic#CGC061519, #CCC057977,
#PE0020374. Insured. Call 720-0794.
25 YEARS EXPERIENCE, highly skilled, dependable
restoration/renovation expert, carpenter, fine finish-
ing contractor. Kitchen/bathroom specialist. Repairs,
painting. Paul Beauregard, 779-2294.
KEN & TINA DBA Griffin's Home Improvements.
Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets
and shutters. Insured and licensed, 748-4711.
THE WALLPAPER WIZARD, 20 years experience.
Call Mary, 794-0455. Also, interior faux painting.
VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across form
beautiful beach, $350 per week. Fall and spring dates
available. Almost Beach Apartments, 778-2374.
ANNUAL RENTALS, several to choose from. Big
ones, small ones, and one just right for you. Mike
Norman Realty, 778-6696.
FURNISHED, SECURE 2BR/2BA condo. Deep-water
dock, covered parking, pool, spa, tennis, recreation,
workout rooms. Near beaches, perfect for boating fam-
ily. No smoking/pets. $3,000/month. 798-2000.
1BR/1BA WESTBAY COVE. Turnkey, shopping,
beach, heated pool and tennis. February, March and
April. Old Florida Realty, 778-3377.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Club: Direct Gulffront 2BR/
2BA, great rates! May-December 2001. Deal direct
with owner. Frank 716 454-7434.
MAY-OCTOBER 2001, 2BR/1BA, furnished sea-
sonal. All utilities.-cable, no pets, no smoking. Near
BRADENTON BEACH large annual 2BR/2BA, car-
port, storage shed, washer/dryer hook-up, glimpse of
Gulf. $775/month. 941-625-2889.
OFF SEASON RENTALS opening up now! 1BR,
2BR. 3BR, completely furnished, ready to move into.
For more information, phone 720-2242.
SEASONAL 3BR/3BA Holmes:Beach townhouse.
Beautiful unit, great location, heated pool,
washer/dryer, garage, much more! 778-0167 for
ANNUAL ONLY 2BR/1BA directly on Gulf in
Bradenton Beach. $1,000/month, assurity/security
required with contract. 792-2779.
VACATION RENTALS 2BR apartments across from
beautiful beach. $350 per week. Summer dates still
available. Almost Beach Apartments 778-2374.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA WATERFRONT. Seaside Gar-
dens villa, furnished. Available June 1, $800/month.
Fantastic view. Call Captain Steve, 545-7967 or
slloydevans @ cs.com.
HOLMES BEACH TOWNHOUSE. Spacious 2BR/
2.5BA, across from beach. Gulf view, swimming pool,
washer/dryer. No pets. Annual, available June 1.
$1,100/month. Call 792-6029 or 545-6118.
SPRING SPECIAL 1BR/2BA, fumished, steps from beach,
Anna Maria Island. Pets are welcome. $350/week; $1,250/
month. Call Gulf Drive Apartments, 778-1098.
SUMMER RENTAL, 2BR/1BA house. Screened
porch. Completely furnished. Central A/C, cable, no
pets. 112 81st St., Holmes Beach. Two-week mini-
SENIOR NON-SMOKING responsible female looking
for two bedroom rental, February/March 2002. Local
references available. Anna Maria Holmes Beach pre-
ferred. Call 1-952-944-2740.
ANNUAL FURNISHED waterfront apartment. 1BR/1BA,
$795/month includes all utilities, phone and cable. Quite
neighborhood. Boat dock included, 779-2217.
BEAUTIFUL, TROPICAL house just converted to a two
unit property. Each side is 2BR/1BA. Completely reno-
vated, new washer/dryer, microwave. Three-minute
walk to beach. $1,150/month for large side and $850/
month for smaller side. Call 941-761-3609.
HOLMES BEACH large 2BR/1 BA with walk-ins. Stor-
age, washer/dryer supplied. Fenced yard, patio, very
clean. Pet considered. First, last, security $750/
month. Jim, 779-2068.
SEASONAL 2BR/2BA. Two-car garage, fully fur-
nished, including utilities, new appliances, non-smok-
ers, no pets. $2,300/month. 779-2805.
ANNUAL 1BR waterfront apartment for rent, includes
water and cable. Available now. Rent $750, plus se-
curity deposit of $350. Call 779-2148, after 5pm.
HOLMES BEACH GULF VIEWS 3BR/1BA home.
Annual lease, non-smoking, no pets allowed. Great
location on dead-end street at 3105 Avenue F.
$1,075/month. Call 1-800-894-1950/days, 1-508-336-
ANNUAL RENTALS, 2BR/2BA with garage, $825/
month. 2BR/1.5BA duplex, $700/month. 1BR/1BA
across from beach, $550/month. Call Fran Maxon
Real Estate, 778-2307.
COMMERCIAL DUPLEX, Bradenton Beach. Sign on
Gulf Drive. Newly remodeled. Great for small busi-
ness/office space. 757-291-5387.
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BRADENTON BEACH DUPLEX on Intracoastal,
dock, davits, two blocks to beach. 3BR/2BA, inside
laundry, annual $1,000 per month. First, last, secu-
rity. 727-784-3679 or 727-542-7020.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB: Direct Gulf front 2BR/
2BA. Great fall rates! August-December 2001. Ask
about our Fall 2001 and May 2002 Golf Special.
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA unfurnished,
ground-level duplex, walk to Gulf. Updated appli-
ances, private back yard/patio. $900/month includes
water, sewer, garbage. No pets. First, last and secu-
rity deposit. Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
WEST BAY POINT and moorings. 2BR/2BA fur-
nished, first-floor condo, beautiful view of
intracoastal. Private courtyard, screened lanai, ten-
nis, pool. $1,100/month. No pets. First, last and se-
curity deposit. Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
SEASONAL BEACH HOUSE rental. 3B/2BA, one
block to beach. Small pet upon approval. $2,500/
month. Call 813-684-2644.
FURNISHED BEDROOM/BATH available June 1.
Kitchen and washer/dryer available. Must like cats,
no smoking, private, clean, job references. 778-4192
HOLMES BEACH, annual 2BR/1BA. Central air,
washer/dryer, lanai. Near beach, quiet, dead-end
street. Call 761-2707.
HOLMES BEACH, Pirate's Den. Summer rates ef-
fective, call for reservations. Pool, phones, laundry,
easy on/off Island. Very clean, no smoking apart-
VACATION RENTAL, 3BR/2BA cottage, just houses
from great beach. Call for summer rates and dates.
Carla Price, Marina Pointe Realty Co., 779-0732.
VACATION RENTAL, large 2BR/2BA pool home on
Bimini Bay. Call for summer rates and dates. Carla
Price, Marina Pointe Realty Co., 779-0732.
BEAUTIFUL EFFICIENCY. Fully furnished, one
block from beach. Utilities and local phone service
included. Available now through Dec. 15, 2001. Call
ANNUAL NEWER DUPLEX elevated, stairs. Unfur-
nished with laundry room and dishwasher. Clean and
modern, steps to beach. $725/month, 924-5199 or
260 FEET on Palma Sola Bay, zoned RDD4.5., Re-
duced $199,000. Call Sam Watkins, Coldwell
BRADENTON BEACH, 5 units, 4-1BR/1BA, plus
2BR/1 BA cottage with wood floors. Renovated, very
cute. Great area. 203 Second St. N. $399,000. 813-
ESTATE-SIZED LOT $199,900, 2.3 acres in town.
$50,000 below appraised price. Trades considered.
Town & Shore Realty, 383-3840.
BRADENTON BEACH five units, four 1 BR/1BA and
one 2BR/1 BA cottage with wood floors. Renovated,
very cute, great area. 203 Second St. N./106 Church
St. $399,000, owner financed with 20 percent down.
SINGLE-FAMILY HOME with apartment. 3BR/2BA
newly remodeled west of Gulf Drive. Large lot. Close
to school, beach and shopping. $315,000. 778-5482.
SINGLE-FAMILY HOME. 2BR/2BA On 300-feet-wide,
serene canal. Newly remodeled, zoned commercial
and residential. Hunter fans, jetta stone counters, tile
throughout. Large garage. $399,000. 778-5482.
THREE CONDOS for sale in Holmes Beach. Four-
condo complex. All 2BR/2BA with pool, poolbath,
laundry. One block to beach. Close to Publix and
Duffy's. $195,000 each, or buy all three at a savings
and control the association. 778-4560 or 920-4539.
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OLD FLORIDA CHARMER with great in-
come. Don't miss the opportunity to own
this updated duplex with beautiful furnish-
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This is truly a beach hideaway! $569,000.
BOATER'S PARADISE and waterfront
luxury! Quality built home in Key Royale on
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yard with over 250 ft. along the seawall. Three
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GREAT 4BR FAMILY HOME close to
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2217 GULF DRIVE NORTH BRADENTON BEACH, FL
941 778-2246 800 211-2323
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GULFFRONT LOT Incredible buildable lot on
north end of Anna Maria. Full unobstructed Gulf
view. Some trees, private tropical setting. One
of the best lots on the Gulf. $799,900. Sandy
Drapala, 749-5797 or Kathy Marcinko, 252-
STUNNING WATER VIEWS highlight nearly
every room. Wonderful boating, fishing and
skiing awaits the owner of this exquisite
Warners West Bayou home. 5 or 6BR, wonder-
ful formal areas and warm family areas. Beau-
tiful pool and dock. $849,900. Kathy Marcinko,
SNEAD ISLAND WATERFRONT. Enjoy
manatee watching from your dock. No bridges
to Gulf. Tranquil canalfront, enormous home,
over 2,400 sq.ft. with pool and oversized lot.
$299,000. Ruth Lawler, 856-0396. 74437
DRAMATIC AND EXCEPTIONAL DIRECT
BAYFRONT HOME. 180-degree view from
north of Longboat to downtown Sarasota, near
bird sanctuary. Charm and character highlight
this wonderful setting. Short walk to beach.
$1,275,000. John Zisman, 504-2393. 204862
THIS PALMA SOLA PARK BEAUTY IS
LOADED with charm and character. Two-story
Spanish home built in 1925. 5 or 6BR/5.5B on
almost an acre of land with caged pool. Totally
updated as well as plumbing and electrical
wiring. $699,000. Janet Orr, 792-7363. 72038
PANORAMIC VIEW of the golf course
welcomes you this 2BR/2BA immaculate home
with 2.5-car garage, workshop, family room and
35 ft. lanai. $159,900. Larry and Louise Miller,
4400 aneA n W tB Flo.r.. da 2 0.
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11 Alt. spelling
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17 Decorative bands
18 Some are kosher
21 Noncarbonated drinks
23 Start of a quote
25 Another helping
26 Quote, part 2
28 Revelation responses
32 "Fargo" director
33 Correct, as a
34 Quote, part 3
38 Tournament draw
40 Chatroom chuckle
41 Part of some
44 Lose-lose situations
46 Like some golf balls
48 One offering a sales
52 First name in
53 Apparent path of
55 Get cozy
56 Quote, part 4
62 Star Wars inits.
63 Big foot meas.
64 Supermodel Carangi
65 "Rise. Glory, Rise"
66 Kitchen tubes
69 Comic writer who produced
this puzzle's quote
72 Photographer Adams
73 Cartoonist Soglow
74 Comic Philips
75 Diminutive suffix
76 Plunk (down)
77 Quote, part 5
84 As a matter of fact: Fr.
85 Count Basie's Darlin"'
86 Word on a door
87 Simple tool user
90 Noted minority group
92 "0 mio babbino
95 Not all the same
97 Mormons: Abbr.
98 3.0, e.g.
102 Quote, part 6
106 Doer in a whodunit
108 Wiggle room
109 Quote, part 7
116 Basque, e.g.
117 End of the quote
123 "The Addams Family"
125 Computer attachment?
127 Venusians, e.g.
128 Spring sight
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2 Altar constellation
3 Bolivian export
4 Man on un trono
5 Polo shirt producer
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31 Pilot's hdg.
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36 Miyoshi Best
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39 See 22-Down
41 Fun-loving fishers
42 Winterize, as an old coat
43 Humperdinck heroine
45 Labor day arrival?
47 Friday program that was
never actually shown on
49 Painter Shahn
50 Ghanaian dialect
57 Elaine's home, in
58 Like some modern-day
59 Phone trio
60 47-Down airing, today
61 Bowl outburst
66 Albright's successor
67 Wore a hair shirt
69 Org. with a crack staff?
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72 Lamb or Bacon
76 Western group
78 Early sixth-century date
80 With 15-Down, "This
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88 Clinton cabinet member
91 Covers ground quickly
93 Thrust after parrying
94 Blood donation quantity
96 Standing on the street?
99 With a needle: Prefix
101 "The Wah Watusi"
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104 Madison Avenue awards
105 Early Chinese dynasty
107 West Coast summer hrs.
110 Aaron's 2,297
111 Hand over
112 Oz. and mg.
113 Suffix with game
114 Asian sleuth's comment
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118 Balance beam gripper
120 Big 12 member, briefly
121 Poet Hughes
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