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Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992) ( June 13, 2001 )

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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
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Creation Date: June 13, 2001

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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: June 13, 2001

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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Manatee -- Anna Maria
Coordinates: 27.530278 x -82.734444 ( Place of Publication )

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Skimming the news ... Happy Father's Day ... details on holiday, page 11.


Anna Maria



The


Islander


Happy fish catch, inside.


"The Best News on Anna Maria Island"


Another complaint

lodged against

beleaguered

Anna Maria mayor
By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
It's been quiet lately in Anna Maria, almost too
quiet. But it appears the tempest is brewing.
Resident Richard DeFrank has filed a complaint with
the Manatee County Sheriff's Office charging that Mayor
Gary Deffenbaugh violated Florida's Sunshine Law.
DeFrank says he was gaveled to silence during a bud-
get hearing last fall, which he says violated his rights.
He signed an affidavit stating the Sunshine Law
was violated "when Deffenbaugh stated there would be
no public comment from the floor until the close of the
meeting."
The complaint alleges Deffenbaugh did not al-
low him to speak during the first public hearing on
the city's 2000-01 budget, which took place on Sept.
9, 2000.
According to the minutes of that meeting, DeFrank
attempted to speak during the portion of the meeting
that was devoted to commission discussion about pro-
posed changes to the budget. The minutes indicate the
budget hearing had not formally been opened for pub-
lic comment.
According to the timeline in the minutes, then-
Commissioner Doug Wolfe suggested the addition of
a receptionist position to the staff at a salary not to
exceed $18.000 annually. Commissioner Jay Hill dis-
puted the need for an additional staff member.
It was at that point that DeFrank attempted to speak
and the mayor said, "Mr. DeFrank, you are out of or-
der."
DeFrank immediately stormed out of the commis-
sion chambers.
Later that evening, the budget hearing was for-
mally opened and citizens took the opportunity to ex-
press their views on various line items in the budget.
The Sunshine Law requires that there be an oppor-
tunity for citizen participation in public meetings.
However, at the time DeFrank was not allowed to
speak, the budget hearing had not yet begun and the
meeting had not been opened for public comment.
The 2000 Government-in-the-Sunshine Manual
states "the presiding officer has the authority to regu-
late" public input.
When asked about the complaint, Deffenbaugh
said he is "not surprised by anything in Anna Maria
anymore."
Manatee County Sheriff's Public Information Of-
ficer Dave Bristow said there will be an investigation
and the results will be turned over to the state attorney's
office. From there, a decision will be made as to
whether or not charges will be filed.
An earlier complaint that Deffenbaugh and former
Commissioner Bob Barlow violated the Sunshine Law
was dismissed late last month. That complaint was filed
by Hill and Anna Maria resident Ed Rost.
DeFrank has been at odds with the mayor since
May 2000, when he claimed he was unjustly accused
of dumping tree trimmings at the city lot.
A sheriffs investigation into the incident was in-
conclusive, and although the mayor stated he had not
accused DeFrank of dumping and apologized at a city
meeting, DeFrank remained enraged.


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June 13, 2001 FREE


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A gang of little pirates jumped at the chance to gather around Kids Day founder Snooks Adams for a photo at
the annual event hosted now by the Privateers. Way back when, in 1954, Adams took a Jeep-load of kids to the
beach to celebrate summer and the tradition continues today with the Privateers taking up the duties for the
past 20 years as the crew of kids turned into hundreds. More inside. Islander Photo: Bonner Futch


Planners veto Holmes Beach


rezones for marina, commercial lot


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach Planning Commission held two
public hearings to consider applications for small-scale
amendments to the Future Land Use Map of the Compre-
hensive Plan and the rezoning of two properties last week.
The first property under consideration was
Captain's Marina, located on Marina Drive, which is
owned by Marc and Lynn Modisett.
The Modisetts requested that two lots on 56th Street
they use for their business be changed from R-l, single-
family residential, to C-3, commercial. The Modisetts
currently operate their business on the residential property
under a special exception granted in 1978.
The special exception was unanimously approved
by the city council at that time with the stipulation that
both lots be cleared of all derelict boats, cars, trucks,
trailers and debris. The second lot was to be screened
with shrubbery and restricted to exclude boat repair. It
was limited to parking for used and new boats for sale.
"I'm here on the suggestion of the city to correct an
inconsistency and to protect the longevity of my busi-
ness," said Marc Modisett. "My concern is that if any-
thing, such as a hurricane, destroys our business, that un-
der R-1 our ability to rebuild the business is questionable.
"We are not trying to change our business or im-
pact our neighbors. I enjoy business as it is. We have
been functioning as a marina and want to continue. I
am simply trying to protect my livelihood."
Bill Saunders, assistant superintendent of public
works, told the commission that his office didn't find
any inconsistencies with the application and that the de-
cision to rezone was completely up to them.
Commissioners, however, determined that there are
no mitigating circumstances to necessitate rezoning.
"I don't feel the argument is valid since the prop-
erty is grandfathered," said Susan Normand, commis-
sion chairman.


Normand explained that when a property is under
a grandfather clause the owner has 180 days to rebuild
or make an effort to restore the property or else it re-
verts to meet the current codes. Therefore, the
Modisetts would have 180 days to rebuild before they
would lose the special exception use of the property.
Planning commissioners unanimously voted to rec-
ommend that city commissioners deny the change. The
final decision rests with city commissioners.
Planning commissioners also unanimously recom-
PLEASE SEE REZONING, PAGE 4



Happenings

Beach renourishment update
June 20 on Island
A forum on beach renourishment will be
held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 20 at the Beach
House Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive North,
Bradenton Beach, compliments of the Manatee
Chamber of Commerce.
The forum will feature Charlie Hunsicker,
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Mayor picks McKay for public works


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh plans to
recommend George McKay, former city commis-
sioner, to serve as the city's public works director and
interim building official.
Deffenbaugh said he'll make his recommendation
at the June 14 city commission meeting.
The mayor is recommending McKay over appli-
cant James Sumlin of Pensacola, a man with more than
20 years experience in public works.
The city is currently advertising for a public works
director to replace Anne Beck, who resigned her posi-
tion in March after nine years with the city.
The building official job is also being advertised
because Bob Welch, the current official, has accepted
a similar job with Bradenton Beach.
Deffenbaugh said McKay has agreed to accept the
position of public works director temporarily at a sal-
ary of $38,800, plus $6,000 for the added responsibil-
ity of the building department.
The mayor directed Welch, the soon-to-be-
former building official, to interview both McKay
and Sumlin. After the interviews, Welch wrote in
a memo to Deffenbaugh and city commissioners, "I
recommend that the City of Anna Maria consider
hiring George McKay for the position of public
works director with the current added duties of
building official."
Welch's memo also stated "Mr. Sumlin has expe-
rience in many of the aspects one would wish for in a
department director. However, the interview led me to
believe he may not be strong in the sort of management
expected in a small city."
Welch said he had concerns because Sumlin has
not had dealings with state and federal agencies such


as the Federal Emergency Management Agency and
the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
He also pointed out that Sumlin had taken and
failed the exam for licensure as a building official.
In his resume and cover letter, Sumlin says he is
qualified and eligible for licensure. His resume also
lists more than 20 years experience in public works for
the armed services in Pensacola.
He states he lost his job at the base in Pensacola due
to military cutbacks. The resume lists experience in facili-
ties management, construction and facility services, in-
spection supervisory experience, construction project
management, contract administration, construction and
building inspection and maintenance mechanics.
Sumlin's resume states he is seeking to continue
his career in public works management in the private
sector. Welch said McKay possesses "several quali-
ties that make him a desirable choice for the position."
McKay has owned and operated his own business and
has management experience, Welch said.
McKay's resume lists "experience with paving,
signage, location of utilities for digging, landscap-
ing, etc."
Welch said in his memo that this "includes all
items required for a small public works department."
Welch also pointed out that McKay has "dealt with
the Southwest Florida Water Management District,
FEMA and various Manatee County governmental agen-
cies, both as a contractor and as a city commissioner."
Welch said he spoke to the state board of code
administrators and inspectors about McKay and they
told him that as a "long-standing contractor with no
blemishes on his license, McKay appears to meet all
the qualifications" for a provisional license.
Deffenbaugh said McKay would like to be consid-
ered for either or both jobs on a permanent basis.


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grackles that were dive-bombing it as it rested in a
puddle in a driveway near the Anna Maria Elemen-
tary School in Holmes Beach. A couple of the
attackers are visible at upper left. Barnett noted that
most birds are afraid of owls, which sometime kill
the others "that's why sailors put an artificial owl
on the mast, it discourages flying visitors that can
dirty-up a boat, Barnett said.


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Residents plead for


Australian pines to stay


Tree cutting has been cut back in Bradenton Beach,
as city commissioners rejected the only bid to cut down
trees in the city parks.
Vice Mayor Bill Arnold proposed cutting down 25
Australian pines, removing 29 stumps and cutting down
two bushes from the city's two parks. The trees, termed
"exotics," or non-native species, by state officials, have
been judged to be a safety hazard due to their shallow roots
and proximity to several houses. In the event of a strong
storm, city officials feared, they would topple and dam-
age private property at public expense.
The lone bid, from John's Tree Service Inc., of
Bradenton, was for $18,800, more than the city antici-
pated.
However, it wasn't the money but the aesthetics of
the trees that drew the ire of one resident during last

Holmes Beach Commissioners
define clubhouses
Holmes Beach city commissioners were unani-
mously in favor of amending the land development
code pertaining to recreational clubhouses to require a
site plan review at the recent city meeting.
"Clubhouses are already allowed in Rec-1 zoning,"
said City Attorney Jim Dye. "The amendment adds the
requirement that all clubhouse development be done by
a site plan review. It brings it before the commission
for additional oversight."
The amendment also defines "clubhouse" more
clearly. A clubhouse can't be used for sleeping at night.
"At this time the purpose is to block a loophole that
will prevent anyone from living or sleeping in a club-
house," said Holmes Beach Commission Chairman
Roger Lutz. "Essentially it prevents people from build-
ing a spare bedroom or addition to their home and call-
ing it a clubhouse."


week's city commission meeting.
"Those trees are 40 years old and they've never
been trimmed," resident Mike Norman said. "You say
they're a safety hazard. They line the parks. If they fall,
they'll fall in the park or in the water.
"You say they're exotic," Norman added. "Orchids
are exotic. Toyotas are exotic. Non-Native Americans
are exotic. They're posing a danger to no one, and I
think cutting them down is a waste of money. They
provide shade and oxygen, and I think cutting them
down is a ridiculous damn proposal."
Arnold said several citizens had come to him com-
plaining about the trees, hence the decision to advertise
for bids to cut them down. In light of the discussion,
commissioners rejected the tree service bid and decided
to discuss the matter further in a work session.



Alley vacated in
Bradenton Beach
Bradenton Beach city commissioners have
vacated another piece of public property.
Resident Rick Wheeler requested vacation
of a 10-foot alley next to his house at 2508 Gulf
Drive. Mike Norman, representing Wheeler,
said the alley "doesn't go anywhere. The prop-
erties on each side were retired years ago.
There's no reason not to do it."
Norman added the property was totally
contained within the.confines of Wheeler's
property.
Commissioners had little discussion
about the matter and voted unanimously to
approve the vacation.


THE ISLANDER JUNE 13, 2001 U PAGE-3

Meetings

Anna Maria City
June 13, 1:30 p.m., administrative code committee
meeting.
June 14, 7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda: first
reading on wastewater franchise agreement with Manatee
County, second reading on planning and zoning board
notice requirements, second reading on parking fines,
approval of memorial bench, Spring Avenue encum-
brance on right of way discussion, discussion on third is-
sue of "The Record," discussion of an air conditioner for
historical museum, discussion on comprehensive plan
review committee, approval of minutes, appointment of
public works director by mayor, discussion of public
works foreman, appointment of citizens recognition com-
mittee, discussion of skate park and public comment.
June 21, 7 p.m., special city commission meeting on
remodeling of city hall.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.
Bradenton Beach
June 13, 6:30 p.m., special city commission meeting on
Bay Drive South street vacation request CAN-
CELED.
June 14, 6:30 p.m., board of adjustment meeting.
June 15, 10 a.m., budget work session.
June 21, 1 p.m., city commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.
Holmes Beach
None scheduled.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.
Of Interest
June 18, 3 p.m., Island Transportation Planning Orga-
nization meeting, Bradenton Beach City Hall.
June 20, 2 p.m., Barrier Island Elected Officials meet-
ing, Longboat Key Town Hall.
June 21, 6 p.m., West Manatee Fire & Rescue District
Commission meeting, Fire Station 1, 6001 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.


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Is Anna Maria mayor absent from too many meetings?


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
Whether or not Anna Maria Mayor Gary
Deffenbaugh has been absent from an excessive
number of city commission meetings has been the
subject of conjecture in the city for several months.
There is no formal or official provision in the city
charter or in the ordinances that governs attendance at
commission meetings. The city charter states the
mayor "may attend meetings of the commission."
The only other mention of attendance in the city
charter appears to be in the section that spells out
the powers and duties of the mayor. That section
states the mayor shall forfeit the office of mayor if
he or she "fails to meet attendance requirements that
may be established by the commission."
The commission has established no such re-
quirements. There has been some discussion about
establishing attendance standards for the mayor and
for commissioners during meetings of the adminis-
trative procedures committee, which is headed by
Commissioner Jay Hill.
That committee is working on establishing


Rezonings nixed in Holmes Beach
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

mended that the city deny contractor Mark Kimball's re-
quest for rezoning property located at 5384 Gulf Drive.
Kimball requested that the property, which is ad-
jacent to the Martinique Condominium, be changed
from C-2, commercial, to A-I, residential/tourist, to
allow him to build a duplex. His decision to ask for a
change to A-1, rather than R-2, was based on the rec-
ommendation of Governmental Services Coordinator
Gerald Smelt of Manatee County.
Smelt reasoned that a change to R-2 would create
"spot land use" because there are no other R-2 proper-
ties around the site.
"I would recommend the A-I category because it
already exists to the west, and it would make a better


guidelines and procedures for governing the day-to-day
operation of the city government. To date, the commis-
sion hasn't voted on adopting any of the committee's
proposals.
Anna Maria resident Richard DeFrank recently
asked Deputy City Clerk Diane Percycoe to tabulate
the mayor's attendance at commission meetings.
Percycoe checked with City Clerk Alice Baird,
who was on vacation at the time of the request, and was
authorized to prepare a spreadsheet outlining the ab-
sences of all former and present members of the com-
mission during the past year.
Percycoe said she preferred to do the report herself
rather than require DeFrank to comb through the min-
utes of all the meetings because she wanted to be sure
any report of absences was accurate and complete.
Percycoe's report, which covers the period from
Feb. 22, 2000, to May 24, 2001, showed the city com-
mission held 24 regular meetings. The commission
meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month.
There were also 11 special meetings almost one
a month. Additionally, there were two budget hearings
and three administrative meetings.


transition from the A-I to commercial properties al-
ready there," said Smelt.
According to the city's comprehensive plan, prop-
erties must border the Gulf of Mexico to be included
in the A-I category.
"People are licking their chops to extend A-i zoning
down to the public beach," said Planning Commissioner
Bruce Golding. "This would open the door. I don't think
there is any compelling evidence and I don't see it in the
long-term best interest of the city. The property could be
used creatively as a viable commercial property."
Normand added, "If several property owners ap-
plied together, I would look more favorably at an R-1
or R-2 change. This doesn't fit A-l requirements to
front the Gulf."
Following the public hearing, planning commis-
sioners were asked why the Tidemark proposal, which
calls for two lots to be changed from R-l to C-3, was


Deffenbaugh, who took office in February
2000, missed more meetings than any other elected
official. He missed a total of eight meetings -
three special meetings and five regular meetings.
When asked about his absences, Deffenbaugh
said, "I have never missed a meeting unnecessarily.
I have missed because I was on vacation or I was sick.
We also had several emergencies in my wife's fam-
ily, and we had to go to Iowa to handle things."
Former Commissioner Bob Barlow, who left
office Feb. 8, missed three meetings during his
one-year tenure.
Former Commissioner Doug Wolfe missed
two meetings during the report period.
Commissioner Linda Cramer, whose first
meeting as a commissioner was Feb. 22 of this
year, has missed two meetings, one regular and one
special meeting.
Commissioner John Michaels, who was also
elected this February, has missed one meeting.
Vice Mayor Tom Skoloda has missed one meet-
ing during the past 15 months, and Hill has never
missed a meeting during his 15-month tenure.


recommended by the planning commission.
Normand cites three mitigating circumstances that in-
fluenced the vote in favor of the Tidemark project. Those
were that the two residential lots actually encroach on the
commercial property, the rezone would square the prop-
erty and there is no access to the residential lots without
crossing the commercial property.
"The planning commission is reluctant to approve any
changes unless it is in the best interest of the city," Norman
said. "We were not in support of the Tidemark develop-
ment per se in our decision, but we did take into consid-
eration the best use of the subject property relative to the
proposed development, and the fact that single-family
residences located on those lots would still have to be
accessed through the proposed development."
The recommendation to approve the Tidemark pro-
posal was passed by a 3-2 margin and is now under
consideration by city commissioners.


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THE ISLANDER 0 JUNE 13, 2001 E PAGE 5


New Anna Maria postmaster is 'almost native'


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria's new postmaster keeps a favorite pic-
ture of his 5-year-old daughter on a shelf above his
desk. He points out the photo was taken at a restaurant
on the Island several years ago.
He said he didn't expect he would be working just
down the street from that location, but nonetheless,
Danny Haynes said he's very happy to be the new post-
master for the Island's northernmost community.
Haynes said that although he was born in Lexing-
ton, N.C., he's put down roots here, having attended
Southeast High School in 1973. He's lived in this part
of the world ever since.
Haynes first took the test for the post office in 1977
but he wasn't called to work until 1986. He worked
"mainly in construction" until the post office called.
"I was a plumber and I built roof trusses. Then I was
manager of Orange State Lumber Co. in Sarasota before
I got my first post office job," Haynes said.
He said his first posting was at a post office in
Bradenton. Most recently, he worked out of headquar-
ters for the Tampa Suncoast district office.
He also served as interim postmaster in Zolfo
Springs, Bartow and the Glengarry station in Sarasota.
"Becoming a postmaster has always been my ulti-
mate goal," Haynes said. "I couldn't be happier than to
be here in Anna Maria."
Since there is no home delivery in Anna Maria,
everyone comes to the post office at the corner of Pine
Avenue and South Bay Drive to collect mail from post
office boxes, and Haynes said one of the first tasks he
has assigned himself is to get to know all his custom-
ers by name.
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and the newest employee in the Anna Maria post office,
Chris Coons, are all hard-working and friendly, he said.
"They go above and beyond to help the custom-
ers, and they have really helped me get oriented,"
Haynes said.
The new postmaster lives on the Manatee River in


Ellenton with Sandi, his wife of six years, and his 5-
year-old daughter Marina.
His wife is the owner of Haynes Jewelry in Ellenton.
Haynes said she is in the process of moving her store to
the newest part of the outlet mall in that city.
Haynes said he absolutely loves to fish off the
shores of Anna Maria mainly in the bay but some-
times offshore.
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Charles and JoAnn Lester of Key Royale in
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the form of a library they are financing in their
home territory in Wisconsin.
A groundbreaking ceremony in late May got
the construction under way in Rome, Wis., with a
crowd rated as enthusiastic despite chilly weather.
The Lesters, whose hometown is nearby Port
Edwards, are donating the money to build the li-
brary on land that was donated by another Port
Edwards family, the Siglers.
Four children from the area participated in
the groundbreaking, for "you're who all of this is
for," said a library official. The library is to be
completed by the end of the year.
"It's wonderful to find somebody with the
generosity of the Lesters and the Siglers to make
it happen," said Pete Hamon, director of the
South Central Wisconsin Library System.
Charles Lester said, "Windows sometimes
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your best advantage, you lose it."
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Opinion


How do you spell relief?
Put out the word: Erase the red blemish on Mana-
tee Avenue along the Palma Sola Causeway from the
summer vacation "trip tic" it's open!
No more half-hour waits for lane closures. No
more squeezing between cars and barricades in too-
small, too-curvy detour lanes. The road and bridge
work that began last July was completed Friday, and
Islanders couldn't be happier.
Traffic snarls and long delays were the at the center
of the worries for most of us during construction, but
imagine the hassles for emergency service providers.
It was obvious an ambulance would have a tough time
maneuvering through hundreds of gridlocked vehicles and
across narrow two-lane bridges on the causeway.
Call it growth management if you will, because
with Manatee County's ever-increasing population the
need to widen the road and bridges had become more
pressing with each passing year. With tourist season
and busy holiday weekends contributing to long delays
on the causeway, the need became greater.
The widening of the road and the small bridges on
the causeway to allow passage of emergency vehicles
was long overdue.
Of course, this project was originally tied to the re-
placement of the Anna Maria Island Bridge that connects
us to the mainland. You know, the 37-foot clearance bas-
cule bridge that the Florida Department of Transportation
wanted to replace with a 65-foot-clearance fixed span -
and emergency lanes. A megabridge.
Plans for that replacement were opposed by a large
contingent of Islanders and in the long, hard-fought
battle to have the present bridge repaired and refur-
bished rather than replaced, we all learned a great deal
about how government works.
And megabridge opponents opted for adding emer-
gency lanes to the present bridge.
We're on the brink of a new round of bridge talks.
The first step, the requisite "Advance Notifica-
tion," was distributed last month to state agencies for
comments, along with an accompanying application for
federal assistance.
The state has already allocated $600,000 to study
build or no-build alternatives the "Planning, Design
and Engineering Study" and an additional $2 million
in federal funds is requested. And none of that money
is earmarked for construction.
As they say, the notice is in the mail. Public hear-
ings to follow shortly. August, maybe.
Only then will we know how kind, gentle and "lis-
tening" the new DOT will be.


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Tree alert for Bradenton Beach
Tree lovers in Bradenton Beach better rise up!
Rise up and come to the rescue of our Australian
pines or the city commissioners are going to cut a lot
of them down.
These majestic trees provide shade and beauty.
Consider why the Trader Jack property on the Gulf is
so ugly and why Coquina Beach is so beautiful Aus-
tralian pine trees!
Consider, too, the verse from Joyce Kilmer's
poem: "Poems Are Made by Fools Like Me, But Only
God Can Make a Tree."
Mike Norman, Bradenton Beach

Glad to have them
I would like to commend all of the Anna Maria
Post Office personnel.They have always gone out of
their way to be helpful, courteous and polite to me. We
are glad we have them.
Genevieve Alban, Anna Maria

Aesthetic insult?
Just a few days ago I was in my old Bradenton
Beach neighborhood on Bay Drive South at the covers
of Fifth and Fourth streets. I was aghast when I saw
what the property owners have done to the three old
cottages that were once the most quaint and gorgeous
part of Bradenton Beach. Talk about land-use abuse.
I'm a proponent of private property rights, but
taking these three wonderful, historic cottages and
jacking them up into the sky on a concrete founda-
tion is just plain ugly and a flagrant thumb-of-the-
nose to their historic status, and all of historic Bridge
Street for that matter. These cottages were part of the
architectural and cultural heritage of Bridge Street.
Were the city commissioners asleep, doped-up or
both when they approved this land use?
I don't know the exact code and parameters of the
historic designation surrounding Bridge Street, but it


doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that this use just
plainly does not fit. Now, three historic treasures that
might have been preserved are gone, wiped out. Poof.
It's an aesthetic insult to everyone in this neighbor-
hood, even those of use who have since moved across
the bridge.
Molly Gray

Clothing drive success
My office held a clothing drive for migrant work-
ers a few weeks ago and, thanks to our great Islanders,
it turned out to be a huge success. We had a 10-by-15-
foot room stacked waistdeep in clothes.
There is a quotation that I find appropriate, "You
have not lived a perfect day unless you have done
something for someone who will never be able to re-
pay you."
Thanks again for all your support.
Dr. Joseph Acebal, Island Chiropractic

Gratitude for raffle
Thanks to everyone who made the Bradenton
Beach Police Department landscaping raffle a success.
A special thank you to the following businesses that
donated the wonderful prizes:
Barrier Beach Cottage/Mr. and Mrs. David
Hendrickson, Beach House Restaurant, Bradenton
Beach Hair Salon, Bridge Street Pier and Cafe, Bridge
Tender Inn, Bridge Wear, Cortez Watercraft Rentals,
Gulf Drive Cafe, Joe's Eats and Sweets, Maid to Or-
der Ki, Crazy Heron, Tradewinds Resort/Tortuga Inn
and Two Sides of Nature.
We also thank everyone who so generously pur-
chased tickets. A special thank you to Wanda Sloan
and Connie Drescher for their help and support.
Thank you to the Bridge Street Festival, the Pines
Trailer Park, the Privateers, Bradenton Beach Post
Office and Publix for their willingness to help us
with this project.
Nancy Ambrose, Anna Maria Garden Club


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Don't like our traffic?
Try a California commute
It is good to see so many persons taking an inter-
est in happenings around us.
No legal means exists to prevent other persons
from moving to this geographic area. As these (prob-
ably wonderful) friends-to-be arrive, they must have a
place to live. Where, I wonder, are these folks to live
if a moratorium is declared on home construction by
those who arrived last week, last month, last year? And
how about if we say that those who have only been here
three years have to go back where they came from? (Or
four years?)
A worker living in Pacific Palisades whose job is
located in Monrovia, Calif., drives 52 miles one way,
all in city traffic. Leaving five minutes later than usual
adds an hour and 15 minutes to the trip.
Last time I lived there, metropolitan Los Angeles
was 37 miles east to west and 52 miles north to south.
I'm sure it is even bigger now. Oh, and what does that
have to do with living here?
Space was available and single-story homes were
cheap. Because of regional popularity, I foresee the
exact same situation happening in Manatee County.
The choice is to allow it to happen and stay a perpetual
five years behind on road construction or address logi-
cal areas in which to place planned high-rise commu-
nities, entirely away from our relatively pristine shore-
lines.
Been to Toronto. Ont., lately? That is the LA of
Canada. An absolute nightmare of sprawl. Town for-
ever. Small wonder so many good folks are here from
Toronto.
With planning, we can address water acquisition,
road building, pollution standards, shoreline preserva-
tion and overall desirable quality of life, and make the
best of a not really best-case situation.
This means that we get rid of all these commission-


ers and councilmen who do not already have their
thoughts at least 10 years ahead of the present, at least
50 percent of the time. Why? Because it has always
been the short-sighted, parochial-minded, selfish, self-
inflated (some term you might care to use?)
who have allowed major crises to just happen, rather
than have plans already in the pipeline to meet previ-
ously defined problems.
Do you think the problems are indefinable? Japa-
nese planners work 50 to 100 years in the future. Or do
we think we won't be around 10 years from now?
Rambling? I guess. Got you thinking? I hope.
Chuck White, Anna Maria City

Pretty beach town now
resembles a truck stop
The transformation of our pretty beach town has
been started with the addition of the new Eckerd store
to the mess on the corner of Manatee Avenue and East
Bay Drive.
Now we resemble a truck stop on 1-75, complete
with enormous signage, super tall intensity lights, multi
yards of asphalt and a store with questionable mass
market merchandise. The code enforcement officer has
informed me that all of the building owners are com-
pletely within their rights and they meet the city codes.
What kind of codes are those?
I prefer Walgreens, which is a half-block away in
a small strip mall suitable for a pleasant little town. I
intend to boycott Eckerd and encourage all others to do
the same.
Next, I attended a planning commission meeting
where they actually approved rezoning two parcels
from residential to commercial, in order to expand a
site and squeeze in more units. Who profits from that?
Greater density, more bright lights and big signage.
Do all these neighbors know what they are getting into?
I question that so many/all came to speak in favor.


One speaker even said that we are missing a great op-
portunity to tap into the "wet Interstate 75"
(Intracoastal) which is passing by our door. Bye bye
manatees, bye bye seagrass beds.
I don't think we need another pit stop.
I was totally surprised to be the only person at the
meeting who was against the project. I believe that we
should have some long thoughts before we allow an-
other eyesore to be built in this quiet village. What di-
rection are we planning?
Barbara M. Hoffman, Holmes Beach

Note from the past
on saving Perico Island
Carolyne Norwood found this letter to the editor of
the Islander Press, printed in its edition of April 6, 1988,
which as she noted states the sentiments of many today:
Citizens of Manatee County, stand up for your
rights!
And save what God created for all of us; not just
for a selected few. Perico Island is a paradise for all the
beautiful creations we love so much.
It's a natural habitat for snook, blue heron, hawks
and raccoons, and all the other species that live there.
We must stop the greed from ruining what we all
love so much. If we don't wake up to see what will
happen it will.
In an Islander article, (Manatee County) Commis-
sioner Kent Chetlain said that if we want to prevent the
developers from destroying the island we will have to
let them know how we feel.
So, I ask all the citizens of Manatee County to save
Perico Island and keep greed from destroying the rea-
son we live here in the first place.
If we don't do this, we have only ourselves to
blame, so ask'for a referendum now to save Perico Is-
land before it is too late.
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PAGE 8 0 JUNE 13, 2001 0 THE ISLANDER


Turtle battle on Island getting under way


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
The war has started, combatants drawn up and
identified, the lives of young creatures on one side and
ignorance and indifference on the other.
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch has begun its light
patrols and has found the enemy up and down the
Island's beaches. There will be more patrols, three a
week all summer. Names are being taken. Citations are
in the offing for the more flagrant offenders.
The laws are clear: No lights visible from the
beach, nothing to be left on the beach at night that
would interfere with nesting mother turtles or baby sea
turtles getting to/from the Gulf.
But people whom Turtle Watch President Suzi Fox
describes as "thoughtless at best" seem intent on letting
lights burn and on strewing chairs and tents and tiki
huts on the sand, law or no law.
Hatchlings instinctively head for the sparkle of the
sea, and lights inshore attract them to their death. Any-
thing at all on the beach can trap the tiny creatures and
hold them there to die.
Enforcement of the laws is mostly up to code enforce-
ment officers, though police can issue tickets if violations
are brought to their attention, said Fox, who holds the state
marine turtle preservation permit for the Island.

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other two Island cities in enforcing the laws, but a new
building official took over just this week and is still
settling into the job.
But that official, Bob Welch, promises to find just
what the city's responsibilities are in getting property
owners to comply with the law. "We'll be enforcing
what's on the books," he said.
His assistant, Cha Connaroe, has been working the
problem and will continue to do so, now that a misun-
derstanding has been ironed out. She thought Mayor
Gale Cole had warned her away from beach patrols to
check for violations of the city's turtle ordinance, but
it turned out he actually wanted her to be in city hall
during the mornings instead of on the beach.
Compliance with the Island cities' laws has been
as bad so far in this May-through-October nesting sea-
son as any in the past, Turtle Watch volunteers say.
JoAnn Meilner of Turtle Watch, Connaroe of the
Bradenton Beach city staff, and Karen Moody of the
Florida Department of Environmental Protection spot-
checked areas along the beach one night last week and
were appalled at what they found. They stayed mostly
in Bradenton Beach, but some violations elsewhere
could not be ignored in their flagrancy.
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quires they be shielded, and the few shields in place are
inadequate or worn out. The lights are owned by the
city and maintained by Florida Power & Light.
Manatee County seems to be making a real effort to
comply with the "lights out" rules at Coquina Beach,
where the tour of lights began, said Meilner. The lights
were off at the pavilion there, though light is reflected
from the rest rooms onto the entryway walls, amber globes
at the main concession stand are still too bright, and the
lighted water-bottle dispenser is causing a big glare.
Moving north from Coquina, the party was dis-
turbed to find the entire beach end at Bridge Street in
Bradenton Beach brightly lit with numerous beachfront
housing units and business violations.
Violators: Beach Barn, 200 Gulf Drive S.;
Splendido Cafe, 101 Bridge St.; Gulf View condomini-
ums, 104 Gulf Drive S.; Moose Lodge, 110 Gulf Drive
S.; Joe's Eats and Sweets, 219 Gulf Drive S.; Noriega-
built condos, 300 Gulf Drive S.; Circle K, 100 Gulf
Drive N.; Beach House Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N.;
Gulf Drive Cafe, 900 Gulf Drive N.
The Silver Surf Motel, 1301 Gulf Drive N., was a
multiple violator with tiki huts, boats and furniture left
on the beach at night; Coquina Beach Club, 1906 Gulf
Drive N., Bungalow Beach Resort, 2000 Gulf Drive N.;
SeaSide Motel, 2200 Gulf Drive N.; Anna Maria Island
Club, 2600 Gulf Drive N.
Single-family homes with beach violations: 1102
Gulf Drive N., construction fence; 1104 Gulf Drive N.,
exterior lighting on building and solar lights in sea oats;
1110 Gulf Drive N., exterior light on gable.
Holmes Beach was not included in the lighting
check, but a couple of violators were so extreme that
they made the report: Anna Maria Beach Resort (for-
merly Aquarius), 105 Second Ave., which had strings
of Christmas icicle lights around the exterior gables,
and the Nautilus condos, 7100 Gulf Drive, security and
spotlights.
The observers also noted two strongly lit locations,
one the north end and one at mid-Island, which were
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Education department: is and schoodrops -ade


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
The Florida Department of Education assigns a
letter grade to schools based on performance each year
and this year Anna Maria Elementary School received
a B, a drop from last year's A grade.
The School Accountability Report is designed to
identify high- and low-performing schools, stimulate
academic improvement and summarize information
about school achievement.
"It is important to remember that school grades,
while recognizing high achievement, also serve to iden-
tify those schools where many students are performing
at average and below-average levels. A low grade
serves to alert administrators, principals, teachers and
parents that students need help to achieve at higher lev-
els. This is the essence of school accountability," said
Florida Education Commissioner Charlie Crist.
Cindi Harrison, the Island school's guidance coun-
selor, explained that schools are not compared with one
another when a grade is determined. A school is only
judged against its performance from the previous year.
"These scores are based on how we did against our-
selves," she said. "It's good to have, but it doesn't show
the whole picture. It's only one measure of how our school
operates and we do a lot of things that are not measurable."
According to the 2001 School Accountability Re-
port Guidesheet. a B grade is given to schools that meet
the following criteria:
more than 50 percent of students score a level
three or above on the Florida Comprehensive Assess-
ment Test in reading, writing and math.
test at least 90 percent of students, including
speech impaired, gifted, hospital/homebound and Lim-
ited English Proficient students on the FCAT.
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within two percentage points of last year's score.
Although data provided by DOE shows Anna Maria
made a 14 percent improvement in math and a 12 percent
improvement in writing, in order to maintain an A a school
must show a "substantial improvement in reading and no
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A fishing tournament to raise money to buy a
cardboard-baling machine has been scrapped due to
lack of information.
Bradenton Beach City Commissioner Dawn
Baker had proposed holding a June 16 grouper fish-
ing tournament, called "Scales to Bales." Proceeds
from the tournament would be used to purchase a
$2,500-$3,500 machine that would compress and
wrap cardboard for recycling.
"We can get four times the money for card-
board if it's baled," Baker said.
"You've mentioned a baler before," Commis-
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proached the commission about it, and I'd like to
know more about this. I'd like to see it come to the
commission, with something written up. Where
would we put it?"
Vice Mayor Bill Arnold questioned how the com-
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"Do we need to get a forklift to move the cardboard?
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the cart before the horse," she said of the fishing tour-
nament and baler issue. "You're putting on a
fundraising effort before the commission has decided
to buy anything. The public should know what's going
on and discuss it with the commission."
Baker dropped plans for the fishing tournament,
and commissioners agreed to discuss the baler and re-
cycling further at a future work session.
Public Works Director Buddy Watts presented
commissioners with a preliminary report on a recy-
cling survey conducted on Avenue B in the city. The
survey concluded last Thursday.
Watts said curbside pickup for five weeks cost
the city $64.70. Not included in that total were
$833.27 in other charges for items such as plastic
bags, scales to weigh the material and manpower to
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The Manatee County Extension Service is seeking
candidates for master gardener training, a course that
is "both demanding and rewarding," the service said.
Applications are being accepted now, with the cut-
off deadline July 3. The 11-week training program will
begin Aug. 23, and selection is competitive, according
to the extension service.
After the training the master gardener volunteers
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Rotary club meets Thursday
in Holmes Beach
Two major items highlight the Anna Maria Island
Rotary Club's meeting agenda on Thursday, June 14,
at Ches's Restaurant in Holmes Beach.
Members will discuss the status of the welcome
sign on Rt. 64/Manatee Avenue leading to the Island
and decisions regarding the distribution of funds for the
Rotary International Foundation, which affects pro-
grams and services within this district and throughout
the world.
The AMI Rotary Club meets at 7:30 a.m. each
Thursday. Visiting Rotarians and others interested in
the work of Rotary International can contact Jim Dunne
(778-4060) or Tom Creed (778-2636).


Horseshoe winners
Winners in the June 9 horseshoe games were
George McKay and Tom Skoloda, both of Anna Maria.
Runners-up were George Landraitis of Bradenton and
Bill Starrett of Anna Maria.
Winners in the June 6 games were Ron Pepka of
Bradenton and Starrett. Runners-up were Landraitis
and Jim Spencer of Holmes Beach.
The weekly contests get under way at 9 a.m. every
Wednesday and Saturday at Anna Maria City Hall
Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no membership fees
and everyone is welcome.


Art scholarship
Barbara Singer, vice president of the Artists Guild of
Anna Maria Island, presents the guild's Lois Lietz
Memorial Scholarship of $1,000 to Luann Ackerman
as the winner's teacher, John Hall, looks on approv-
ingly. Ackerman is a Palmetto High School gradu-
ate.

Island businesses among 2001
awards finalists
Two Anna Maria Island businessmen were among
the finalists for awards as Manatee County Small Busi-
ness of the Year, the sponsoring Manatee Chamber of
Commerce said.
The Island businessmen are Jeff Hancock of Anna
Maria Island Wines & Spirits, and Brian Schultz of
Brian's Sunny Side Up restaurant.
Winning the awards in four categories, rated by
size of business, were four Bradenton businesspersons:
Veda Mulock of Decor Gallery & Framing; Jim Burke,
Burke's Auto Body; Lowell Fail, Pools by Lowell; and
Drs. John Marcin, Michael Mackie, Brian Murphy and
Mary Jo Baize, the Eye Center.
Anna Maria and Cortez winners of the top honors
over the years include Air & Energy, 2000; Eatman &
Smith Architecture, 1996; Cafe on the Beach, 1994;
Catalina Beach Resort, 1988; and Seafood Shack,
1984.

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Tickets are on sale now for the special presentation
by the Island Players of "A Midsummer Night's
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It will be directed by Kelly Woodland and staged
at 8 p.m. July 11 to 15 at the Players theater, 10009
Gulf Drive, Anna Maria City. All seats are $8, and tick-
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By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
One of the last of the regulars to return to the Anna
Maria City Pier has set up shop again.
Anna Maria resident Bill Arthur sold jewelry on
the pier for six years before the pier and restaurant were
closed following the collapse of lease negotiations in
the fall of 1999.
The city contracted with Mario Schoenfelder for
the lease of the pier last year, and now Arthur is back.
Schoenfelder repaired and reopened the historic pier
and later, after extensive remodeling, the Pier Restau-
rant in December 2000.
Several of the "pier regulars" asked the Anna
Maria City Commission to grant Arthur permission
to sell his wares on the pier, but commissioners re-
fused. They reasoned that other vendors would try to
set up shop there, too, creating an undesirable flea-
market atmosphere.
The commission said they would have no objection
if the restaurant made Arthur an employee and allowed
him to sell his stock from within the restaurant space,
and that's exactly what has happened.
Arthur, who has lived in Anna Maria for about
seven years, creates jewelry out of shark's teeth, shells
and other fossils. He said he got into the jewelry-mak-
ing business by way of harness racing.
"I was a judge for harness racing pacers and
trotters for many years," he said. "Then I lived on
the Island of Macao in the China Sea for several years
helping establish the first harness racing track in the
Orient. I got interested in importing pearls while I was
there." said Arthur.
He said one day a strand of pearls broke and he had
to re-string them, and from that, his jewelry business
was born.
Arthur can be found weekdays on the pier during
lunch and dinner. He makes and sells his jewelry and


Fossilized shark's teeth a pier feature
Bill Arthur, left, shows Dave Blatnick of Pittsburgh a
tooth from a 75-foot inegalodon shark that lived in
the ocean about 20 million years ago. Islander
Photo: Laurie Krosney
he said he also likes to help visitors to the pier identify
fossils.
"There are lots of fossils around here and you can
keep them in Florida. You can find partial teeth from
mastodons and mammoths as well as shark's teeth and
even some teeth from prehistoric horses," Arthur said.
He is also willing to make custom jewelry from
shells or fossils that people bring to him.
Arthur said he is happy to be back on the pier,
selling his jewelry and talking to residents and tour-
isis alike.


Father's Day to be quiet on Island


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
The third Sunday in June was set aside originally
for honoring fathers "in church services and in the
home," but on the Island it will have to be the latter.
Anna Maria Island churches plan nothing much out
of the ordinary for fathers on Sunday, June 17. Roser
Memorial Community Church will have music dedi-
cated to fathers and St. Bernard Catholic Church has
cards on hand to have masses said for fathers. That's
about it.
So it will be up to the "home" part of the special
day, if the old man is to get any special consideration.
Few expect it indeed, few are aware of it. The re-
sponse to questioning about what they foresee on their
special day drew the universal response, "Oh? Father's
Day? I'll be darned."
The big day was launched by Mrs. John Bruce
Dodd, who in 1909 persuaded the Ministerial Society


of Spokane, Wash., to salute fathers with special ser-
vices.
It sounded all right to President Woodrow Wilson,
who gave his official approval in 1916. Eight years
later President Calvin Coolidge recommended a na-
tional observance.
He had in mind a day "to establish more intimate
relations between fathers and their children, and to im-
press upon fathers the full measure of their obliga-
tions."
The day's place in Webster's dictionary may shed
some whimsical light: It appears between fatherly, which
is "having traits considered typical of fathers; kind, pro-
tective, wise, etc." and Father Time, "personified as a very
old man carrying a scythe and an hourglass."
Fathers might prefer to see themselves as fatherly,
but may well feel more like the "very old man."
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Eleanor D. Brewin
Eleanor D. Brewin. 74, of Holmes Beach, died
June 4.
Born in Detroit, Mrs. Brewin came to Manatee
County from West Bloomfield, Mich., in 1989. She
was a homemaker. She attended Roser Memorial Com-
munity Church, Anna Maria. She was a member of the
Key Royale Golf Club and the Bradenton Country
Club.
Memorial services will be held in Bloomfield
Hills, Mich. Memorial contributions may be made to
Roser Memorial Community Church, P.O. Box 247,
Anna Maria FL 34217.
She is survived by husband Bruce A.; daughter
Key Evans of Bloomfield Hills; son Bruce W. of Novi,
Mich.: and four grandchildren.

Patrick M. Goss
Patrick M. Goss, 79, of Bradenton, died June 2.
Born in Newfoundland, Mr. Goss came to Mana-
Stee Countyfrom 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 noon Wednes-
day, June 13, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S.
Harbor Drive. Holmes Beach. Brown and Sons Funeral
Home was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Marie; sister Marie
McKinney of Lindenhurst; and brother William of
Garden City, N.Y.


Mildred E. Knoechel
Mildred E. Knoechel, 80, of Holmes Beach, died
June 7.
Born in Bielefeld, Germany, Mrs. Knoechel came
to Manatee County from Port Sanelac, Mich., in 1990.
She was a homemaker.
Private services will be held at a later date.
Survivors include husband Erich W. and sister
Gertrud Neffgen of Wurzburg, Germany.







PAGE.12 M JUNE 13, 2001 0 THE ISLANDER


Homegrown music talent settles back on Island


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Don't tell Mack Doss he can't do something;
he'll only try harder. This persistent attitude has
been the backbone of the Bradenton native's musi-
cal career.
At the age of 13 Doss began to pick up the guitar,
learning to play by ear. His father, Al Doss, used to
hold jam sessions downtown and Doss credits his fa-
ther with teaching him to play.
"My parents were always supportive of me. My
father taught me how to play in fact, he taught ev-
eryone in town!" said Doss. "My father is my hero."
Dad wasn't the only influence on Doss' musical
interests. Some of the first local rockers he remembers
going to see are Bill Floyd & the Rockets, Ellsworth
Helm and Cecil Richardson and, once he saw them, he
knew what he wanted to do.
He began playing professionally when he was
15. Some Islanders may remember him and the
group called the Thunderbeats from 1962 when they
played at the Manatee County Public Beach Pavil-
ion. Chances are, however, that you've heard Doss
more often on the radio.
After a stint with the Thunderbeats, Doss went to
Jacksonville because he heard you could play every
night up there. A band called the Classics IV was look-
ing for a guitar player who could sing, and Doss fit the
bill. He went on to record the hit song "Spooky" with
them in 1967 and toured with the band for two years.
"'Spooky' got a lot of press and I've been told the
song plays somewhere in the world every two-and-a-
half seconds!" said Doss. "There are so many fabulous
musicians in this area, I just happened to be at the right
place at the right time. I was also very ambitious and
worked hard."
After touring with the Classics IV, Doss spent
time in Atlanta doing session work for studios. A
few of the musicians he worked with were Charlie
Rich, Neil Diamond, Billy Joe Royal and Freddy
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recently performed at the grand opening of the Rock
and Roll exhibit at the Museum of Florida History in
Jacksonville.
"I feel so blessed. I realize how lucky and fortunate
I was to have this gift. I got to go a lot of places and I
have met many wonderful people," Doss said.
Recently, Doss moved back to the place he has
always considered home. "Thomas Wolfe said that
you can never go home again, but he didn't grow up
in Bradenton.
"Fifty years ago I went fishing on the pier with my
grandmother and I was hooked. I used to come out to
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Doss spends most of his time fishing off the pier in
Anna Maria City and focuses his musical talents on
songwriting.
"I was in a 20-year songwriting drought until I
moved back to the Island," he said. "This place is very
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ing, maybe and I can really focus. I tape-record my
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Doss has songwriting projects pending with several
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But Doss hasn't hung up his performance hat altogether
either.
Doss recently joined Wally Eaton of Classics IV, Bo
Diddley, Dickie Betts of the Allman Brothers and Artimus
Pyle of Lynyrd Skynyrd on stage at the grand opening of
the Museum of Florida History's "Follow That Dream -
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"I thought it would be a small family affair," said
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Islanders caught a little piece of that magic when
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Approval near for Gulffront home after 5-year struggle


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
Only one hurdle remains for heirs of a man who
owned a Gulffront lot at 107 Elm St. in Anna Maria to
permit construction of a home there.
It has been a five-year struggle, according to Su-
san Negele, who serves as the personal representative
of her father's estate, to gain permission to build on the
property.
The five children of John R. Rogell want to liqui-
date the estate and divide the proceeds, which is in
keeping with the wishes of their father.
When it became clear that no one was interested in
purchasing the lot unless it was possible to obtain build-
ing permits, the Rogell heirs embarked on the five-year
saga to obtain those permits from the city and state.
Attorney William Moore of Brigham Moore in
Sarasota has been involved with the estate for the sec-
ond half of those five years. The firm specializes in
eminent domain and property rights.
Anna Maria's planning and zoning board voted last
week to recommend that the city commission approve
the variance request after several hearings and several
modifications to the original proposal.
Because the property has been classified as environ-
mentally sensitive land, an agreement had to be worked
out with the Florida Department of Environmental Protec-
tion prior to the variance request with Anna Maria.
Moore told planning and zoning board members
that after a long series of negotiations, the DEP agreed
a structure could be built on a trapezoidal-shaped area
on the northeast corner of the lot. The DEP required
that a dune be built and maintained on the west side of
the property and that there be no encroachment on the
current vegetation line.
After the agreement with the DEP was hammered
out, Moore said his client went to an architect and had
plans drawn for a structure that would have required
two variances to the city's setback requirements.
The board heard that proposal earlier this year and
sent Negele back to the drawing board. The board agreed
there was cause for a variance, but remained unconvinced
that the variances requested were for the minimum
amount that would make building on the lot feasible. They
also had concerns about fire safety, the location of the
driveway and the roof overhang.
The next venue for the property was a city commis-
sion meeting on April 26 during which Moore pre-
sented a proposal that reduced the footprint of the pro-
posed structure from 952 square feet to 665 square feet.
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Only one hurdle city commission approval remains for heirs to the Rogell property at 107 Elm St. in
Anna Maria seaward of the home pictured on the left. The family has battled for five years with state and
local agencies for permission to build on the Gulffront lot, which has been labeled "environmentally sensi-
tive. Islander Photo: Bonner Futch


district.
However, the city commission refused to vote on
the matter and instead sent Negele back to the planning
and zoning board for a review of the new proposal.
The newer proposal changed the request for a vari-
ance on the side of the property from 3 to 5 feet and in
the rear from 10 to 5 feet.
After making the request for the different variances
to the setback requirements, Moore told board mem-
bers, "We want to avoid litigation. I do it for a living,
so eventually we'll do it if we must, but please don't
make us do it."
The board also heard testimony from nearby prop-
erty owners who were concerned that the size of the
proposed structure was not in keeping with the neigh-
borhood and that some neighbors would lose their
views of the Gulf of Mexico.
Rebecca Smith, an architect and contractor from
Tampa, speaking on behalf of nearby resident Lisa
Schrutt, offered to draw plans for a smaller structure
using "niches and popouts" that she said would have a
much smaller footprint and would be more in keeping
with the neighborhood.
Board Chairman Doug Copeland asked if her pro-
posal would require variances as well. Smith allowed
they would.
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their objections, Margaret Jenkins said she was con-
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circumstances, said board member Chuck Webb. "If
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Webb said the need for the variance is supposed to
be inherent in the property, and because of the DEP
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Other board members agreed, and Copeland asked
Moore if his client would consider further reducing the
request for a variance to the side setback requirements.
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property and there is a contract pending for the lot con-
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Snooks Adams Kids Day


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Quick, hip, hop
Snooks Adams Kids Day at Bayfront Park in Anna Maria Saturday, hosted by the Anna Maria Island Priva-
teers, was another hip-hopping success. The kids were treated to a treasure hunt and lots of games, including
this sack race, loads of hot dogs, pizza and sodas -- and a fun day in the sun, on the beach and in the water.
Kids Day was originated by Adams, the Island's first law enforcement officer, in 1954 as a wholesome means
to kick off summer. Back then, Adams said, he treated a Jeep-load of kids. This year, he noted, "there must
have been 400!" Islander Photos: Bonner Futch


Mmmm, gooa:
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presented at Kids Day for a
Privateer fundraiser as
Privateer Capt. Gregory
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demonstrates his likeness for
Snooks Adams, left. The
Privateers are selling raffle
tickets for the prize, which
will be awarded at their
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Island eighth-graders recognized for academic achievements
By Diana Bogan I .
Islander Reporter i f iTT' I
Several students at King Middle School were hon- .
ored at an award ceremony for stepping up to the chal- -
lenge of high academic expectations and meeting their 4L 4 .
mark. Among those honorees were five graduating
eighth-graders from Anna Maria Island.
Jill Holloway, Courtney Taylor and Kara Kennedy .
will be three of the 42 students graduating with high
honors, a distinction earned by maintaining a 3.5 grade
point average throughout their three years in middle
school. --.


Susanna Vanandel and Lexa Murphy will graduate
with highest honors. They are among the 31 students
who maintained an average GPA of 3.75 during the
past three years.
These young ladies were recognized for far more
than just their grade-point averages, as their accolades
included several other academic achievement awards.
Vanandel was credited with going above and be-
yond the call of duty in science class and received a de-
partmental award from her teacher.
Thirty students in Manatee County received a per-
fect score of 6.0 on the statewide Florida Writes exam;
nine of them attend King Middle School. Murphy and
Kennedy are two of the students who received a per-
fect score on their essays.
Murphy, however, proved to be an all-around
academic high achiever. She received recognition
from several academic departments and took home
awards for her achievements in orchestra, English
and French.
Murphy was also chosen by the staff as the fe-
male recipient of the American Legion Award and
the King Middle School Outstanding Student
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Streetlife


Island police

reports
Anna Maria
June 5. 500 block of Bayview Place, alarm.
Deputies responded to an alarm and secured the area.
A key holder did not respond and an alarm compli-
ance mail-in card was left at the location.
June 5, 200 block of Willow Avenue, informa-
tion. A woman's driver's license was seized after
deputies discovered it had been suspended for fail-
ure to pay traffic fines.

Bradenton Beach
June 4, 2400 block of Avenue A, theft. A tackle
box and fishing poles were reported missing from a
private dock.
June 6, Intersection of Gulf Drive and Cortez
Road, traffic accident. Officers responded to a five-
car fender bender. Vehicle one rear-ended vehicle
two, which pushed it into the cars in front of it. No
one was injured.

Holmes Beach
June 1, 3200 East Bay Drive, Shells Restaurant,
fraud. An employee called police when a man tried
to pay his bar tab with a stolen credit card. The man
fled on foot. Police found him lying in some bushes
along the beach and took him into custody.
June 3, 5100 block of Gulf Drive, DUI. Sharon
Dewald, 54, of Holmes Beach was pulled over for
driving under the speed limit, causing traffic to back
up. Smelling alcohol, officers gave Dewald a field
sobriety test, which she failed. Officers placed her
under arrest and had her vehicle towed.
June 6,4000 Gulf Drive, Beach Cafe, indecent expo-
sure. Employees at the Beach Cafe called police to report
a possible flasher. Customers told employees that a man
flashed his private parts to them, but none of them pressed
charges. The restaurant manager asked police to issue a
trespass warning against the man.
June 8, 5400 block Gulf Drive, larceny/theft. A
stolen handicap sticker was found in the possession
of two young men during a routine traffic stop. The
sticker was returned to its owner.


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Hurricane horrors come early; lovin' lobsters a lot


Barely two weeks into hurricane season and we've
already had a named tropical storm hit the northern
Gulf. Great.
Tropical Storm Allison drenched Louisiana and
Texas last weekend. Houston rainfall totals were more
than 20 inches in one 24-hour period. That's about 10
times more rain in one day than we've had in the last
six months.
Something on the order of 20,000 homes were
damaged.
I ran into a woman from Houston last weekend
while visiting the Florida Panhandle. We were both
outside a restaurant waiting for our cars, watching the
downpour, and I said how odd it was to see it rain af-
ter the long drought.
Yeah, she said, mentioning she was from Houston,
in Florida on vacation.
"I just called home and found out my house is
flooded." she said. "The airports are closed, so I can't
fly home, and the roads are flooded, so I can't drive
home. I wonder if I'll have a house left when I get back.
I guess all I can do is stay here and enjoy my vacation."
I muttered something about being sorry and left,
thinking that her "vacation" was going to be memo-
rable, to sa t s the least. Imagine knowing that your house
is flooded and there's nothing you can do about it while
you're supposed to be playing and having fun on your
vacation.
It reminds me of that sinking feeling when we've
evacuated the Island for the mainland while a hurricane
threatens and the storm pounds our coast, knowing the.
house is threatened but unable to do anything but
worry.

Storm season intensifies,
according to prediction
Speaking of hurricanes, the good Dr. William Gray
has upped his prediction of storms in the Atlantic
Ocean this season.
Gray and his team of Colorado State University
researchers now believe we'll have a total of 12 named
storms actually, 11 more, since we've already had
Allison to deal with with seven of them hurricanes
and three of them intense hurricanes with winds of
more than 130 mph.
They cited colder Pacific Ocean temperatures and
a wetter West Africa than they had expected as the ra-
tionale for the change. In April, Gray and Co. had. said


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As an aside, when the water in the Pacific Ocean
is cold it tends to cause a slowdown of the upper-level
winds that flow east across the Atlantic Ocean. When
the Atlantic winds, at the 40,000-foot altitude, are
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Increased West African rainfall is a result of a
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season.
Who says everything isn't connected?

Good conservation pays off
Some researchers believe that a change in ocean-
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harvest ever.
Last year. 56.7 million pounds of those tasty crus-
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the take of 15 years ago.
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to some good conservation and something weird in the
ocean that nobody seems to understand.
"The lobster is perhaps one of the only species
that's been intensively fished for 150 years and is do-
ing better today than ever," said one lobster expert from
the University of Maine.
Warmer water is more hospitable to lobster larvae,
scientists postulate, and more living larvae mean more
lobsters in the traps.
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income they have to protect the resource. They've
instigated an intensive "slot" program of throwing
back lobsters that are too small or ones that are too
large the big ones are called the "superstuds of
the ocean" because they produce bumper crops of
young.
"Eggers," which are females carrying eggs, are
also thrown back, but not before a small V-shaped
notch is cut in their tails to let other fishers know that
they're fertile females and should be tossed back into
.the water.
Traps are also changing, made with entrances that
allow small fry to stop by for a snack and then crawl
out.
With all these conservation practices, the lobster
harvest is booming.
Crack a claw for me, please, and pass the drawn
butter. And a little key lime goes good with it down
here.

Different zoning yields better
post-storm conservation
The Florida Panhandle is a weird place compared
to Southwest Florida, though my Panhandle friends see
it the other way round.
High season up there runs from Memorial Day to
Labor Day, with most places closed for the rest of the
year.
Land values are climbing steadily, particularly
along the coast. Unlike Lakewood Ranch prices, ranch
houses inland in the Panhandle can be bought for a
song.
Dunes are 30 to 50 feet high, depending where you
are, and are covered with a wind-twisted scrub oak that
is about the hardiest plant I've ever seen.
And property zoning, at least in a few places, was
some of the oddest I've ever seen unless the land-
use planners were hoping the destroyed houses would
serve as foundations for some kind of funky barrier
island rip-rap after the big storm blows through.
On Panama City Beach, there is a row of houses
parallel to the shore that have all of 15 feet separation,
roof eave to roof eave. Trophy houses loom over
1950s-style beach shacks. Beach accesses are narrow,
maybe 10 feet wide, and deck-sitting homeowners stare
at beachgoers from only a few feet away. Of course, at
least there is beach access.
Walking along the beach and looking at the wall of
houses tall, short, weathered, modern, ornate- they
have one thing in common: they resemble a sorta mas-
sive seawall to protect the commercial properties in-
land, a two-story manmade berm to keep the Gulf at
bay.
And this is the community that wants to be exempt
from any state control for its land-use planning?

Sandscript factoid
Panama City Beach apparently has a huge break-
fast industry. When you enter the fringe of the region,
one of the first billboards that you see is for a nightclub
that offers this directional information:
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THE ISLANDER 0 JUNE 13, 2001 0 PAGE 19


Full, new moons good time to find tarpon at beaches, passes


By Capt. David Futch
Full- and new-moon spring tides are notorious for
superb tarpon fishing.
Some local fishing writers think the opposite, but
they know not of what they speak.
Ask any tarpon guide in Boca Grande or Anna
Maria Island charter captain about the best time to fish
for silver king tarpon and he'll tell you, "The full moon
in June." Or just about any full or new moon in the
summer.
Full- and new-moon spring tides result in higher
highs and lower lows. That means when the highest of
the high tides starts going out, it flushes at an incred-
ible rate, taking with it millions of bait fish and crabs
that are helpless in swimming against it.
Tarpon, other fish and fishing guides understand
this and wait patiently for a smorgasbord to drift in
their direction. It's like shooting fish in a barrel.
Capt. Sam Kimball on the Legend out of Annie's
Bait & Tackle in Cortez said he's been doing a lot of
shark fishing and getting blacktip sharks, spinners and
some dusky sharks. Spanish mackerel are plentiful, as
are big bonita, he said. "There are still some kingfish
around that go to 12 pounds." He said there are red
grouper to 20 pounds and there are mangrove, lane and
yellowtail snapper around.
Cap(. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's put his boat back in the water Friday after three
weeks on the ways for some refurbishing.
"The boat's better than new," Zach said. "We put
a new deck on it. Jeff Coe on the Island did the work
and did a wonderful job.
"As far as fishing, I'm catching a lot of trout in
Sarasota Bay. They're 18 to 21 inches and biting
shrimp and pinfish. Most of the snook are close to
Longboat Pass. Mangrove snapper are biting near
Longboat Bridge, too."
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach said "tarpon fishing has been excellent"
and he's releasing eight to 10 each day. He added that
he's been limiting out on trout. "There are a few per-
mit showing, but not in great numbers," Chaya added.
Carl Shaner at Perico Island Bait & Tackle said
snook are biting, but most of them are small. They're
catching them near the mangroves around Perico Is-
lands on shrimp and whitebait. Redfish are biting on
the flats and eating live shrimp and DOA lures. Span-
ish mackerel are around the piers.
Sam Knowles at Island Discount Tackle said in-
shore fishing has been steady with a lot of snook caught
in Longboat Pass.
"I was out there Sunday and it was loaded with
snook," Knowles said. "I was with my dad and we
caught 10 or 12. Trout are biting well on the inside and
some flounder are being caught off the piers off the
beach, mackerel, too.
"Offshore fishing is good for grouper, snapper and
there are dolphin about 20 or 25 miles out. There are
plenty of tarpon cruising the beach."














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"I got one!" Phillip Howard grins as he shows off hisflounder. Howard was enjoying his summer vacation
with a fishing trip to the Anna Maria City Pier last week. Islander Photo: Laurie Krosney


Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he's been catching nice trout to 21 inches.
The snook are biting, but like most guides, Smith said
he's having a difficult time finding redfish.
Capt. Roy Salgado on the Grand Slam said he's
been catching four or five tarpon every trip and that
"the action was particularly good around the full
moon." The silver kings are biting in the evening on
pilchards and threadfin herring.
Salgado said he's had some problems with bigger
fish eating 100-pound tarpon he has on the line. Even
though it's a disappointment to lose a tarpon this way,
it's an exciting battle when a big shark jumps on the
tarpon.
"There are a lot of sharks in the bay and along the
beach right now," Salgado said. "We lost three tarpon
last week to hammerheads that weighed between 800
and 1,000 pounds each."
Capt. Steve Salgado on the Compleat Angler
said he also concentrated on tarpon last week and
jumped between five and 10 every time out.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier in Anna Maria
said mackerel, snapper, redfish, snook and pompano
are the fish of the week there.
"Everybody who knows what they're doing are
catching all they want," Kilb said. "Mackerel and pom-


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pano are being caught on spoons and artificials" he
said. "Snook are tearing it up, but that's because they
only bite good when the season's closed. There are a
lot of tarpon around, but nobody's caught one. It's
pretty difficult to catch a big tarpon from a pier."
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip Tide out of
Holmes Beach said the grouper bite continues. There
are red and gag grouper aplenty from 20 to 30 miles
offshore. In addition, Denham said he's landing man-
grove and lane snapper.
Capt. Justin Moore on the Prima Donna II in
Holmes Beach said he's been concentrating on tarpon,
bringing up to a dozen a day to the boat.
Capt. Curt Morrison on the Neva-Miss said
grouper and snapper fishing have been his mainstays.


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Island's Father's Day blood drive huge success


More than 240 Islanders patiently waited up to two
and a half hours to donate blood at Saturday's Father's
Day Blood Drive sponsored by the Anna Maria Island
Coffee Company and Marina Pointe Realty Company.
The Manatee Community Blood Center provided
three Bloodmobiles and stationed them at three sepa-
rate locations, Anna Maria Island Coffee Company,
Anna Maria Island Community Center and Anna
Maria's Bayfront Park.
"Friday we had one unit of O-positive blood on the
shelf," said Elaine Ackel, Manatee Community Blood
Center's marketing director. "O-positive is the most
common blood type, and we should have 80 units on
our shelves at all times."
According to Ackel, summer is the hardest time of
the year to collect blood donations because many do-
nors are either seasonal visitors or take their vacation
time in the summer.
In honor of Father's Day, blood donors were able

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Recently refurbished "near Gulf duplex" offers two
nice units separated by twin garages and only 350
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to choose one of four Island nonprofit organizations,
which would receive $100 f for every pint of blood
donated. A generous, and anonymous, foundation will
end up contributing $24,200.
"This blood drive was a win-win situation," said
Ackel. "For every pint donated we can save three lives
and a donation is made to an Island organization."
Donors raised money for the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, which received $3,925, Wildlife
Rehabilitation of Anna Maria $9,725, Anna Maria
Turtle Watch $5,125 and the Anna Maria Island Priva-
teers $5,425.
"On behalf of the four Island charities, Marina
Pointe Realty and the Anna Maria Island Coffee Com-
pany, thank you, thank you," Ackel said. "I apologize
for the long wait but everyone had a smile on their face.
There was a lot of camaraderie and everyone was there
for the right reason."
Ackel said they were not prepared for such a high
turnout. "We were expecting 100 to 150 people, and we
had every available staff member working that day."
Next year Ackel says they will be better prepared
and plans are in the making to set up receiving stations
in the Center's g.ym.


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ISLAND SPECIALISTS



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Tending to community needs
Mar Vista employees Jaynme Hagedorn and Erika
Gaylord stopped by the Anna Maria Island Commu-
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Rehabilitation of Anna Maria Island.
There is always a need for blood donations and in-
terested donors can make arrangements at Blake Hos-
pital by calling 798-6561, or Manatee Community
Blood Center, 746-7195.
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Fantastic view overlooking nature preserve and the
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DIRECT GULFFRONT 2BR/2BA, sunsets, turnkey furnished.
North Holmes Beach. Call Dolly Young. $425,000.
LOT IN NW BRADENTON Deed Restrictions. $79,000
PERICO SHORES LAKEFRONT 3BR72BA. Quality home,
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Melinda Bordes
Realtor


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Alan Galletto
Broker/Salesperson






Bill Jones


Tom Nelson
Realtor


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Broker/Salesperson


Marilyn Trevethan
Realtor


523 68th Street............. $479,000

628 Dundee Lane.......... $449,900

ISLAND HOMES
& CONDOS:

100 7th Street S............. $569,000

210 67th Street........... $449,000

5 Palm Harbor Dr.......... $399,000

4002 6th Avenue ......... $369,000

Waters Edge ................ $246,000

2101 Avenue B............. $229,500

DUPLEXES:

109 7th Street South NEW $329,900

308 57th Street........NEW $369,000
2500 Gulf Drive .......NEW $825,000
106 7th Street.......... NEW $849,000

VACANT LOTS:

5208 Riverview Blvd ......... $1999,9 99
4006 6th Ave .... #14 each $149,000

404 Magnolia Avenue .... $135,000

MAINLAND:

2418 90th Street NW ... $3,495,000

Regatta Point Condo...... $199,000

PERICO ISLAND
and BAY CLUB:

11375 Perico Isles Circle $279,000

11227 Sancutary Drive.. $239,000

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7300 Gulf Drive-......, $3,420,000

995. Manatee Ave .... $1,495,000

Loggerhead Junction ............ $1,335,000

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ANNA MARIA


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Gloria Schorpp Helen White Mary Ann Schmidt

HOLMES BEACH DUPLEXES
3BR/2BA & 2BR/1BA duplex west of Gulf
Drive. Near gorgeous beach. Large yard.
$259,000.
2BR/2BA each side. Central Holmes Beach.
Close to beach and shopping. Good rental.
$285,000.
2BR/2BA each. Close to beach, new roof and
carpeting. Large lot. Excellent rental.
$299,900.
SPECTACULAR VIEW BIMINI BAY
4 bedrooms, three luxurious baths. Split-plan
home hardwood floors, eat-in kitchen, screened
porch. Inground pool, three-car garage.
$795,000.
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS CONDO
2BR/2BA immaculate, turnkey furnished.
View of lush landscaping and heated pool.
Ceramic tile and Berber carpeting, glassed-in
lanai. $289,900.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB
2BR/2BA Gulffront turnkey-furnished condo.
Gorgeous Gulfview, beautiful beach, heated pool,
excellent rental income. $475,000.
PERICO ISLAND
2BR/2BA Perico Island condo with view of
pond. Screened porch, walk-in closet, washer/
dryer, second floor end unit. Great location!
$137,900.
BEACH HOUSE
4BR/4BA turnkey furnished beach house west
of Gulf Drive in historic Anna Maria City.
Large lot, great rental. $495,000.
KEY ROYALE
3BR/2BA furnished home on sailboat water
with direct access to Tampa Bay. Split plan,
two-car garage, caged pool, nicely landscaped.
$ 395,000.


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BUILDERS HOME FURNITURE Displayed but
never used. Four-piece bedroom sets $259; sofa and
love seat $399; queen bed set $199; full $159; twin
$129; futons (sofa by day, bed at night) frame and
mattress $199; daybed (white with brass finials) in-
cluding two mattresses and pop-up unit $285. Can
deliver. Call 753-7118.

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.
792-4274.

PORTABLE SPA, Hydro Siesta model. Turbo 2HP
pump 110 volts, eleven jets, 85"x62"x30". Teal
acrylic interior, redwood exterior, teal cover, lighted
interior. Excellent condition. Asking $1,200. Joann,
778-1573 or Ray, 779-0713.

COMFORT AIRE air conditioner. Cold/heat, 220-volt
19x26. Works good, $65. Call 778-4010.

SOFA, WHITE-WASHED rattan, six peach colored,
tropical print cushions and two toss pillows. Window
valance to match. Call 778-1068.



HUGE RUMMAGE SALE, Saturday, June 16,
9am-lpm. St. Bernard Activity Center. 43rd Street,
Holmes Beach.





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REALTOR
Sales & Rentals Since 1981
S Office 778-4800 Cell 778-1199
S 1 a- 5201 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach, FI 34217







$359,000 GREAT GULF VIEW
from this 2BR/2BA Gulffront condo.
Security entrance, heated pool, one-
car garage and extra storage space.
STurnkey furnished. Appliances have
S.. been updated. IB75628.
$225,000 BAYFRONT LOT!

Jewfish Key in Sarasota Bay, accessible
by boat only. Great bay view from one
of 13 parcels on this 26 acre island.
Water, septic and electric at site. Community dock, sandy
beaches. IB73855.


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$525,000 LOTS OF POSSI-
BILITIES in this very private
3BR/2.5BA home on large lot in
Anna Maria. No bridges when you
sail from your dock to the bay.
Crystal-clear caged pool. Short
walk to beautiful beach. Very open.
IB203115.


Top Listing Agent for May Carol Heinze
Top Selling Agent for May Bob Lohse

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


HUGE SALE! Friday-Saturday, June 15-16, 8:30am-
2pm. Furnished three-bedroom rental house sold. Ev-
erything must go. Furniture, linens, kitchenware, dishes
and more. 1103 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach.

MOVING/GARAGE SALE. Friday-Saturday, June
15-16, 9am-2pm. Household, furniture, living room
couch and love seat, neutral color in perfect condition,
six-piece sectional, wicker furniture, dishes, pots, pans
and miscellaneous. 6507 26th Ave. W. Cambridge
Village West off of 59th St. W., Bradenton.

ROSER THRIFT SHOP open Tuesday and Thurs-
day, 9:30am-2pm. Saturday, 9am-noon. Wednesday,
9am-11am, donations only. Sales racks. 511 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria, 779-2733.

GARAGE SALE. Saturday, June 16, 8-10am. King
bed, office utility table, oak antique library table, large
wicker chair, more. Anna Maria Storage, 413 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria.

MOVING/ESTATE SALE. Key Royale. Chandelier,
wall unit, oriental credenza, Barcalounger sectional,
two recliners, twin bedroom set, exercise bicycle,
refrigerator, kitchen table/four chairs. Three bar
stools, etc. Call for appointment, daytime 383-4666,
evenings 778-4700.

BIG YARD SALE! Saturday-Sunday, June 16-17,
8am-3pm. Guys and gals clothing sizes 0-18, bed-
room furniture, bed linens and lots of other stuff. 3017
Avenue E, Holmes Beach.


LOST: GRAY COCKATEIL, male, orange cheeks.
Answers to "Hey Norman." Lost Haverkos Court
area, Holmes Beach. 779-9382.


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 information.

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,
779-0088.

MOBILE PET GROOMING. Independently owned.
Call and leave message, 745-1447.


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.

DOCKS AVAILABLE. Small boats, protected waters.
Minutes to Intracoastal, Gulf, gas, bait, restaurants.
Also land storage, launch ramp. Vacaton/long term.
Bottom painting. Capt. John's Marina, 792-2620.


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SALES & RENTALS
419 Pirle Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 P O Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY


HIW ORI e VyIEW HIDEAWAY
wrrgH APART1ETS
This wonderful 2BR/3.5BA Dutch Colonial home offers the
charm and warmth of yesteryear. Amenities include refin-
ished pine floors, cozy brick fireplace, built-in bookcases and
original wainscoting, high textured ceilings with Hunter fans
and a wonderful spacious kitchen with center island, Jennair
range, expansive tile-top breakfast bar and wooden, glass-
front cabinets. There are four tidy, fully furnished 1BR apart-
ments in a separate building, bringing in an excellent income.
This rare and wonderful property offers two beautifully land-
scaped lots (one buildable) with unobstructed views of
Tampa Bay and Bayfront Park, in the peaceful village of
Anna Maria. Don't miss it! Priced a. $949,000.
Visit our Web site at www.betsyhills.com


E mail: info@smithrealtors.com
Web site: www.smithrealtors.com


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WEST OF GULF DRIVE A RARE ISLAND JEWEL. This
new personal luxury Island retreat is finished in beautiful
detailed woods and includes remote gas fireplace, solid
surface counter tops, custom cabinetry, top of the line appli-
ances and is exquisitely furnished. One large master bed-
room, two baths and 1,773 sq.ft. of living area. Oversized
double garage, screened lanais and open deck. Views from
every area. Priced at $650,000, furnished turnkey. Please call
Carol Williams for private showing, 744-0700 eves.


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HELP WANTE D ISRIE otne 1SRIE otne


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.

HELP WANTED: Dining room servers. Lunch and
dinner shifts. Call Chef Damon at Ooh La La! or ap-
ply in person at 5406 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

CLERICAL PART-TIME, computer literate, work at
home and office, contractor basis, $8 to start. Donna,
779-0088.

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
news @ islander.org.

BUSY ISLAND REAL estate office seeks part-time
receptionist. Call Dick Baker at 778-4800.


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

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.


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

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

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

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

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.

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." 779-9666.

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,
call 941-778-3455.

COMPUTER TUTOR: Certified professional. 40
years experience. I teach more than anyone. Your
home, your convenience, free software. Computer
repairs. 383-5372.

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.

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.

ESP ISLAND SHUTTERS. Hurricane protection for
your home. Shutter and glass Sentinal, super
strength protective shield. Licensed, insured, free
estimates. 778-2840.

TRAINING IN THE ARTS. This hands-on four-week
summer course on education and the arts will include
outdoor theater workshops, stage work, prop design,
costuming, makeup, lights, sound and drama.
Completion of course will finale with an outdoor per-
formance for everyone's enjoyment. Ages 7-14, boys
and girls. June 18-July 13, Monday-Friday, 1pm-
5pm. $65/weekly, $24'0/monthly discount. 941-504-
0072, www.LaClowns.com.

HOROSCOPES WITH transits for one year. Call 748-
6198.

COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your computer
misbehaving? Certified computer service and private les-
sons. Special $10/hour. Free advice, 545-7508.

HAVING A MAC ATTACK? Call for help with Mac or
PC. Training, internet, hardware selection and instal-
lation. Call Ed, 778-2553.


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2BR/2BA duplex with garage $825 month
1BR/1BA across from beach, Holmes Beach $550 month
2BR/1.5BA duplex $700 month
ATTENTION PROPERTY OWNERS When you rent your home you are placing your manage-
ment company in charge of your valuable asset. Why not placeyour home in the hands of people
who are attentive and care about your property? We have been managing properties since
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BAYFRONT OPPORTUNITY! Build SUMMER SANDS CONDOS
your dream home or develop sev- Choose bayfront at $269,500 or
eral on this one acre +/- corner lot Gulffront at $329,900 and get fabu-
and 4BR home with riparian rights lous waterviews from either 2BR
on Intracoastal waterway. Dock in condo. Under building parking, el-
place with over six-foot draft at low evator, heated pool, spa and more.
tide! $1,200,000. MLS#75747. Call Turnkey furnished and ready for of-
Anne Miller at 778-2246. fers! Call 778-2246.
2217 GULF DRIVE NORTH BRADENTON BEACH, FL 34217
941 778-2246 800 211-2323


BE THE FIRST TO LIVE IN THIS KEY-WEST
STYLE HOME with partial view of Sarasota Bay.
Situated in a maintenance-free gated community
with a nature reserve as its backdrop. Living is
trouble free in this resort-style atmosphere.
$369,000. Bob and Penny Hall, 749-5981. 74525
WATERFRONT
PRIVATE LAKEFRONT SETTING in Hawthorn
Park. Wonderful open floor plan with sun flooded
rooms throughout. 4BR plus office with custom built-
ins. Sparkling heated pool overlooking lake.
$349,900. Sandy Drapala, 749-5797 or Kathy
Marcinko, 713-1100. 75777
LAKEFRONT, TRADITIONAL TWO-STORY
HOME in wonderful northwest neighborhood. 5BR
plus office, perfectly maintained and beautifully deco-
rated. Wood floors, extensive moldings and built-ins.
Sparkling pool and spa. $409,900. Sandy Drapala,
749-5797 or Kathy Marcinko, 713-1100. 75587


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.
MAINLAND
PARK YOUR BOAT/RV. Beautiful 2BR home
with over 1,700 sq.ft. Large master bedroom
and bath. Screened lanai overlooking shaded
yard. Close to schools and shopping and
beaches. $114,900. Steve Georgie, 545-5341.
74135
MEDITERRANEAN DESIGNED HOME. 2BR,
large living room, eat-in kitchen. Large lot, oak
trees, oversized two-car garage. Includes 20
ft. paved road. Dead-end street. $137,000.
Don Lewis, 319-0323.


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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
1 & Sandy'\ Lawn Mowing. Trimming. Edging
S Hauling By the cut or by the month.
L319T We Monitor Irrigation Systems
SerVICe INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
778-1345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
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Check our references:
"Quality work at a reasonable price."
Licensed/Insured Serving Anna Maria Island Since 1986 761-8900

Paradise Improvements 778-4173
: Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
Replacement Doors and Windows
Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
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RICK BOYCE CONSTRUCTION
From the smallest repairs to major overhaul ...
I do it all and you SAVE.
778-5075 798-0078 PAGER
20-yeors Island experience Insured Lic.# CGC038546

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* Water Damaged Drywall Hand & Spray Texture
PROFESSIONAL PAINTING
Clean, Honest, Reliable More than 20-years experience
` Fred 752-7758 Cellular 545-6141 I=


A TO Z INTERIOR FINISHING
Painting Kenny Smith
Custom Finishes John Kreiter
Texturing 941-792-4761
Trim Installation 941-730-6422
Door Hanging Free Estimates
Cabinet Installation 50-Years Total
Ceramic Tiling Experience
Light Remodeling State Registered
Repairs Partnership


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WAjTIERIN; IESTTRICTIONS :
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):
Tuesday.
> Addresses ending in odd numbers (or N Z):
Sunday.
- Irrigation not allowed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Irrigation with treated waste water allowed any
time.)
> 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.


ISLADER LASSFIED


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
Bannigan, 794-6971.

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

TOP NOTCH LAWN CARE Year'round or one time.
Mowing, clean-ups, sprinkler repair. Call Jason, 744-
5167 or 284-3333.

ADAM TAYLOR'S LAWNCARE for all your lawncare
needs and the best price on the Island. Call Adam
778-3464, pager 794-7930.


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

SHELL DELIVERED AND spread. $27 a yard. Haul-
ing: all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free esti-
mates. Call Larry at 795-7775.



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

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

INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free estimates.
35-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at 778-1730.
CHRISTIES PLUMBING Island and off-Island service
since 1975. Repairs and new construction. 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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


MASON, 25-years experience. Waterfalls, fountains,
paver driveways, terraces and paths. All sizes stone
work, cinder block and cement repairs. Call Chris,
795-3034. Lic #104776.

NEW AC? Call us for a quote. We want to beat your
best price. Cool Breeze Heating and Cooling. Lic
#CAC058121. 545-3171.



VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across form
beautiful beach, $350 per week. all and spring dates
available. Almost Beach Aparti,.cents, 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, rec-
reation, workout rooms. Near beaches, perfect for
boating family. 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.

MAY-OCTOBER 2001, 2BR/1BA, furnished sea-
sonal. All utilities, cable, no pets, no smoking. Near
Gulf. 778-2891.

BRADENTON BEACH large annual 2BR/2BA, car-
port, storage shed, washer/dryer-hook-up, glimpse of
Gulf. $775/month. 941-625-2889.











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OFF SEASON RENTALS opening up now! 1BR,
2BR, 3BR, completely furnished, ready to move into.
For more information, phone 720-2242.

ANNUAL ONLY 2BR/1BA directly on Gulf in
Bradenton Beach. $1,000/month, assurity/security
required with contract. 792-2779.
SEASONAL 3BR/3BA Holmes Beach townhouse.
Beautiful unit, great location, heated pool, washer/dryer,
garage, much more! 778-0167 for more information.

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 1 BR/2BA, furnished, steps from beach,
Anna Maria Island. Pets are welcome. $350/week; $1,250/
month. Call Gulf Drive Apartments, 778-1098.

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
renovated, new washer/dryer, microwave. Three-
minute walk to beach. $1,150/month for large side
and $8so/month for smaller side. Call 941-761-9808.
HOLMES BEACH large 2BR/1 BA with walk-ins. Stor-
age, washer/dryer supplied. Fenced yard, patio, very
clean. Pet considered. First, last, security $700/
month. Jim, 779-2068 or 713-3507.
SEASONAL 2BR/2BA. Two-car garage, fully fur-
nished, including utilities, new appliances, non-smok-
ers, no pets. $2,300/month. 779-2805.

ANNUAL 1 BR waterfront apartment for rent, includes
water and cable. Available now. Rent $750, plus se-
curity deposit of $350. Call 779-2148, after 5pm.

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.

BRADENTON BEACH DUPLEX on Intracoastal,
dock, davits, two blocks to beach. 3BR/2BA, inside
laundry, annual $900 per month. First, last, security.
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.
Frank 716-454-7434.

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 for interview.

HOLMES BEACH, Pirate's Den. Summer rates effec-
tive, call for reservations. Pool, phones, laundry, easy
on/off Island. Very clean, no smoking apartments.
778-4368.

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.

HOLMES BEACH, annual 2BR/1BA. Central air,
washer/dryer, lanai. Near beach, quiet, dead-end
street. Call 761-2707.

ANNUAL RENTAL, 1BR/1BA duplex unit only 400
feet to beach in Anna Maria. Two units available.
$750/month plus utilities and security. No pets. Anna
Maria Realty, 778-2259.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 3BR/2BA, Holmes Beach. Two
short blocks to Gulf. Great neighborhood. $1,100/
month plus utilities, furnished/unfurnished. Large
screened lanai and fenced yard. Pets ok. Immediate
occupancy. Security deposit required. 747-8168.

BAYFRONT COTTAGES with docks. Turnkey, beau-
tiful views, breezy, quiet area. No pets/smoking.
Priced from $700/month, $350/week. 941-794-5980.
www.divefish.com..
ANNUAL, NEWER DUPLEXES. Unfurnished, dish-
washers and laundry rooms. Very clean, steps to
beach. $695 and $735/monthly. 924-5199 or 410-
4466 (cell).

SPACIOUS CONDO, Sunbow Bay. Pool, tennis,
parking garage, one bedroom. $795/month annual.
779-0029.

SPACIOUS BAYSIDE waterfront in Bradenton
Beach. Furnished 2BR up and down units with
porches and dock. Call 794-5980 or
www.divefish.com/island house.htm.

4BR/2BA SARASOTA HISTORIC district. Best
Homes, $1050/month. 752-0565.

2BR/2BA CANAL waterfront. Best Homes, $850/
month, 752-0565.

3BR/2BA WEST BRADENTON. Best Homes, $975/
month, 752-0565.


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DEADLINE: NOON MONDAY EVERY WEEK for WEDNESDAY'S PAPER: Classified advertising must be placed in person
and paid in advance- or mailed to our office in the Island Shopping Center, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217.
We are located next to Chez Andre. Hours: 9 to 5, Monday Friday, (Saturday 10 to 2 usually).
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3BR/2BA, 806 Jacaranda. North Anna Maria resi-
dence available June 1 for annual rental. $1,200/
month plus security. 761-1182.


260 FEET on Palma Sola Bay, zoned RDD4.5., Re-
duced $199,000. Call Sam Watkins, Coldwell Banker,
321-8323.
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 1BR/1BA and
one 2BR/1BA cottage with wood floors. Renovated,
very cute, great area. 203 Second St. N./106 Church
St. $399,000, owner financed with 20 percent down.
(813) 223-9193.


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-
223-919-3.
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 200-feet-
wide, serene canal in Anna Maria. Newly remodeled,
zoned commercial and residential. Hunter fans, jetta
stone counters, tile throughout. Large garage.
$399,000. 778-5482.
PERICO BAY CLUB. Grand Cayman model. 2BR/
2BA, den, two-car garage. Beautifully furnished.
Exclusive listing $220,000 plus furnishings. Must be
seen with Marilyn Trevethan, Island Real Estate,
941-778-6066. Open Sunday 1pm-4pm.


CHARMING 2BR/2BA. Four season room 1,100 sq.
feet. concrete block, stucco home, pool, fenced yard,
new roof, one block to beach/Gulf. $198,750. 778-5545.
WOW-PLUS A DOCK! 3BR/2BA house. new
kitchen, roof, AC and electrical. Ceramic tile. Best
value on the Island. Put your imagination to work or
move right in. just steps to deeded dock. Easy to
show. $279,000. Don r Karen Schroder, ReMax
Gulfstream Realty, 778-2200.


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THAT IS EXTRA 11 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 155 1 1"17 181
by Bob Peoples and Nancy Solomon / Edited by Will Shortz


Across
1 Lawyerspeak and
tech talk
7 Stiff-upper-lip type
12 Freed for a price
20 Less binding
21 Pen
22 Natural healer
23 Response to "That's a
good clarinetist"?
25 Evanesce
26 Pay (up)
27 Keats's "unravish'd
bride of quietness"
28 Turns over, in a way
30 Religious sectarian's
sinister alter ego?
38 Kind of team
39 Double header?
40 Two-time U.S.
Open champ
41 Kind of point
43 One getting a cut:
Abbr.
46 Keds competitor
48 Hit the books hard
50 Architecture with a
point
51 Award-winning
numbers person?
56 Counterfeiter catchers
57 Remain
58 Word that may precede
itself
59 Awards for Mamet
60 Amerada


SI It


(petroleum giant)
61 Unable to get out
63 Letter run
66 Has capacity for
68 Setting of Mailer's
"Ancient Evenings"
69 Finger in a fire?
72 Like Lucy of "Peanuts"
76 Wrap choice
78 Bit
79 Not refined
80 Spot alternative
83 Doctor
85 Pop music's TLC, e.g..
88 Class for anglers?
89 Pork purchase
90 Halloween handout?
94 Flight board phrase
96 "_ do you good"
97 Utah's state flower
98 Ed.'s pile
99 Neopagan practice
100 Make a scene?
102 Yes, in Yokohama
104 Parts of window
treatments
106 Play dirty against an
N.H.L. newcomer?
112 Like good (but not great)
bonds
113 Fair-hiring letters
114 Part of ROM
116 It's undefined
120 Ram's cap?
125 Enduring symbol
126 Voided
127 Leans (on)
128 Fellows may receive them
129 Red-blooded
130 Founder of Scholasticism


Down
Goya's "Duchess of "
Like 100, but not 99 or 101
" go!"
Some willows
Your, to Yvette
Indian honorific
Archaeological find
Went sour
Polo Grounds legend
Roll call response,
in Rouen
Where the heart is
Conductor Kubelik
They may arouse you
Acknowledge, in a way
Accompanies to the
airport, say
Fertility matters
Cry from a litter
Dash competitor
It breaks every morning
Harvard's is high
Don's business
River in a Best Picture title
Stockpile
Word said with a grimace
Front
How some interstates run
Start of Caesar's boast
Furniture designer Charles
Part of S.L.R.
"Steal This Book"
writer Hoffman
In operation
Some like it hot
34-Down's opposite
Measure
103-Down, facetiously
Has ready
Wrong
Not yet final, in law


STUMPED? No. 0603


55 French bean?
62 Flight board abbr.
64 Party to a seance
65 C6rdoba kinsman
67 Ring org.
69 Circle overhead?
70 "I'm you!"
71 O.J.'s famous
houseguest
73 Drop on a stage
74 Targets of some kicks
75 People with safe jobs?
77 Go ballistic
79 Kind of eyes
80 Ebb's partner


81 Charged, in a way
82 Deep-six
84 Ready to be typeset
86 Monopoly quartet: Abbr.
87 Wrong
91 Like some textbook
publishers
92 Custard concoction
93 Fuss
95 Knotwork
100 Be there
101 Scam artists
103 Joke response
105 Drinks a toast
107 Tony-winning actress
Ziemba


108 Asian capital
109 Poorly kept
110 Nonprotruding navel
111 Saarinen the elder
115 Positive response to
Aunt Polly
116 Ball club V.I.P.'s
117 Dry__
118 It may be dotted
119 "You betcha"
121 Burma's first P.M.
122 QBs' goals
123 Stage attire for Madonna
124 Velvet finish?


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