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Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992) ( June 27, 2001 )

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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
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Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: June 27, 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 27, 2001

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

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Skimming the news ... Display your Independence Day spirit ... see page 16.


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"The Best News on Anna Maria Island"


Temporary


home sought


for Island


charter school
By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Chuck Webb, an attorney and founding board
member for the proposed charter middle school on
Anna Maria Island, asked Holmes Beach city commis-
sioners for a temporary-use permit for school facilities
at Loggerhead Junction, but came away disappointed.
The charter school board members have a lease for
the site and approval from the Manatee County School
Board, including funding, for their Island Middle
School and hope to open this fall.
The site is zoned for commercial use, which per-
mits services such as doctor, lawyer, day care and pre-
school, but the school committee hopes to proceed with
a text-amendment change which will allow the middle
PLEASE SEE CHARTER, NEXT PAGE


ISLANDER


Volume 9, no. 33, June 27, 2001 FREE


King-size crowds at Kingfish Boat Ramp expected this weekend
The Kingfish Boat Ramp draws crowds consistently on and off season. With Independence Day coming up,
crowds will be thicker than usual. Will Manatee County get additional property for additional boat ramps?
See inside for details. Islander Photo: Bonner Futch


Thanksgiving bounty for Island: beach to grow again


By Paul Roat
Turkey dinner with all the fixings, plus sand,
should be in store for Islanders this Thanksgiving.
That's the menu for the beach renourishment
project this year, according to county officials at a pub-
lic forum on the addition of sand to the beaches of
Anna Maria Island.
"People come here for the beach experience." said
Manatee County Ecosystems Administrator Charlie
Hunsicker. "Manatee County has identified the need to
protect the public and private property interests on
Anna Maria Island."
Hunsicker said the estimated $10.2 million project
will add about 1.2 million cubic yards of sand to the
beaches of the Island from 13th Street South in
Bradenton Beach to 78th Street in Holmes Beach.
Another stretch of beach will receive sand from Oak
Avenue to Sycamore Avenue in Anna Maria.
The gap in the project is due to residents' refusal
to sign easements to allow the renourishment to abut
their property.


The renourished beach will be about 150 feet wide
after the sand comes to shore from offshore borrow
sites, Hunsicker said, with an "after-project, stabilized"
width of about 125 feet.
"This project will have better sand than the 1992-
93 project," Hunsicker added. The sand borrow sites
will be in the Gulf of Mexico off the north and south
ends of the Island, about 1,000 yards offshore. The
sand is a better quality than the coarser sand used in the
previous renourishment project, but still meets the
grain size requirements for a successful project, he said.
"'The sand will be consistent with what is there
now," Hunsicker said. "We're using sand that is right
there in our backyard."
Another addition to this project from previous work
will be the addition of dunes and beach vegetation along
much of the renourished beach, Hunsicker said. Also, this
project will probably start at the north end of the Island and
move south, the opposite of the 1992-93 effort.
The project should go to bid in the next few weeks
and, once a contractor is selected, should take three to


Decimal point shift could cost Bradenton Beach


An apparent scrivener's error 10 years ago may
cost Bradenton Beach more than $50,000.
In 1991. the city established a Community Rede-
velopment Agency to oversee the area surrounding
Bridge Street. The "historic old town" area was created
pursuant to Florida law, with a key element of its func-
tion the creation of a tax increment financing plan.
The incremental taxation allows the city's CRA to
receive funds from various sources to do specific things,
mostly infrastructure improvements, within the historic
district. The taxes are calculated from a baseline figure
established in 1991; as property values within the district
increase, so too does the money paid to the CRA.
Among the funding agencies that pay into the CRA
is the Manatee County Mosquito Control Board. Other
funding entities for the Bradenton Beach CRA include
Manatee County and the city itself.


In 1991, the mosquito board apparently missed a
decimal point in figuring its payment to the CRA, and
has been paying the CRA about 10 times what it should
have ever since.
To date, the money is more than $50,000, accord-
ing to Bradenton Beach City Attorney Alan Prather.
"It's rather simple and just looks like we have re-
ceived money we should not have," said Mayor Gail
Cole.
"The good news is thatit was caught before it got
too huge," Prather said, "and there is money in the
CRA account to pay the mosquito board back."
City officials estimate there is more than $100,000 in
the CRA account. Prather is looking into whether or not
there is a statute of limitations on the issue, and city ac-
countants are going over the figures to determine an ex-
act accounting of money owed to the mosquito board.


four months to complete.
With a November start date, turtle nesting should
not be impacted, according to Island Turtle Watch's
Suzi Fox. "Most of the nests we're finding are on the
extreme north and south parts of the Island," she said.
"There's little sand for the female turtles to nest in at
the middle of the Island."
Project funding comes from state and local
sources, Hunsicker said, with an eventual payback
from federal sources.
"The county is committed to carry through with
this project," said Manatee County Commissioner
Pat Glass. "It has not been allocated by Washington
yet, but we believe the funding will come through.
"We're just maintaining what's been started,"
she said.




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Ready, set,

firecracker!
To be safe, be sure the fireworks you see are
put on by a professional. And who better than
resident pyrotechnician Jim Taylor to entertain
the masses on Anna Maria Island?
Taylor's display will launch from a barge
immediately offshore of the Beach House Res-
taurant in Bradenton Beach after sunset on July
3, Tuesday.
July 4, Wednesday, will begin with the of-
ficial Anna Maria Island Fourth tradition, the
Privateers' parade and party. The parade starts
from Coquina Beach at 10 a.m.
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Anna Maria to look elsewhere for building services


By Laurie-Krosney
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria is looking beyond the city for its build-
ing official and code inspection operations,
Newly hired Public Works Director/Building Of-
ficial George McKay, a former city commissioner, is
not yet on board full time with the city.
He told the city commission at its June 21 meeting
that he has studied the issue and found "it is the com-
ing thing."
Commissioners voted to invite individuals who are
interested in contracting with the city to provide the
services to come to a pre-bidding conference at 7 p.m.
July 10 at city hall.
McKay also told the commission he had inter-
viewed several candidates for an entry-level position in
the public works department and was recommending
the city hire Paul Schroder for the job. The annual sal-


ary for the position is $16,147, plus health and life in-
surance.
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh agreed Schroder was the
best candidate for the job. McKay said there were a
total of 18 applications for the position since the res-
ignation of the public works director in March.
McKay said he combed through the applications and
decided to interview Schroder based on salary and avail-
ability, saying he wanted someone on board quickly.
Wesley Warren, who worked in the department for
about two months, gave notice that his last day would
be June 27.
McKay told commissioners he'd heard rumors
floating around city hall regarding hiring help in his
department, and he wanted them to know that it was
"not my intention to circumvent the commission."
McKay said he knows commissioners make the final
decision about hiring.


Vice Mayor Tom Skoloda took vigorous exception
to comments from resident Rick DeFrank accusing
McKay and the mayor of violating Florida's Sunshine
Laws by interviewing candidates by themselves.
Skoloda said a department head and the mayor
have always done initial interviewing, the mayor has
brought a recommendation to the commission and the
full commission then makes the final determination.
Florida's Sunshine Laws are designed to make sure
the public's business is conducted in the open. Accord-
ingly, two officials on the same board or committee
may not meet and discuss privately matters that may
come up for a vote.
"You're misreading [the law], Mr. DeFrank. It has
to do with hiring, not committees," Skoloda said.
DeFrank said he thinks the entire commission, with
citizens present, should interview job applicants and he
wants to consult the city attorney about the matter.


Cortezians rescind support of boatworks, cottage project


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Cortez has grudgingly left the door open a crack for
Rivolta Design to change plans for its property in the
village, but Rivolta isn't in a changing mood.
"We'll work with the rest of Cortez on the vision
plan," said Renzo Rivolta, president of Rivolta Design.
which has put a boat outfitting shop in the old Sigma
fish house and plans to do more.
"We have no intention of changing plans, though.
We intend a mixed-use development here, including
the eight cottages people are so excited about. We want
to provide Cortez with a future, and us as well."
Rivolta proposes a small marina, the woodworking
shop, and eight cottages on the property, which consists
of three acres at the eastern end of the historic fishing
village.
Cortez residents, acting through the Cortez Water-
fronts Florida organization, approved the proposal in
May and then last week rescinded that earlier action.
Then they decided to go back into the "vision plan"
adopted months ago, with a view to covering the vil-
lage waterfront instead of just Sigma, the limit of the
original vision plan.
An impartial person will be selected to oversee the
vision plan meeting, said Waterfronts Manager Janet
Hoffman. Rivolta welcomed that approach.
Before things got to that point, Cortezians had it
out at a turbulent gathering that resembled a New En-



Charter school site may shift
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
school to operate there.
"The text change can take four months," Webb
said, "but the code has a provision for temporary uses
and no guidelines within it. I think this is a way to get
going. We're running out of time."
City Attorney Jim Dye, however, advised the city
commission that the temporary-use route proposed is
highly imaginative.
"We still have the same issues that could arguably
be in violation of the comprehensive plan," Dye said.
Commissioners cited activities such as charitable
events, flea markets and Christmas tree sales as proper
uses for a temporary permit.
The consensus of the commissioners was that a


Renzo, left, and Piero Rivolta in Cortez. Islander
Photo: Paul Roat
gland town meeting with a strong dash of outrage.
Manatee County Commissioner Jane von Hahmann,
who chaired the meeting, managed to keep order, but
peace was beyond anyone.
Critics charged the Rivolta plan would mean a
county zoning change to permit the eight cottages
Rivolta wants to build for boat owners. That, they said,
would violate the Cortez vision. Words flew hot and
harsh.
Cortezian Ray Pringle said the vision and design
plans were in place already, try to change them and
you'ree bringing in the devil.'"


temporary-use permit would essentially be a prelimi-
nary text change and therefore illegal.
The school board members have since been on
a search for an alternative location to open the
school in August.
A proposal is being drafted to present to the West
Manatee Volunteer Firefighters at a July 2 meeting to
ask for the use the old fire station at Second Street and
Highland Avenue in Bradenton Beach.
According to Kurt Lathrop, of the West Manatee
Fire and Rescue District, the volunteers want to main-
tain.the-l building as a firehouse. They currently house
fire-trucks there on weekends.
"We have encouraged the charter school members
to approach us professionally with several proposals,"
said Lathrop. "We realize they're under a time con-
straint, but we don't want to be backed into a corner to
be their saving grace."'


Mary Fulford Green, lifelong Cortez activist, re-
called Chris Craft's attempt years ago to develop some
waterfront property "and we stopped them." She said
later, "There will not be a marina in Cortez."
Artist-resident Linda Molto insisted, as did others,
that the cottages were in fact condominiums, that the
waterfront must be preserved and that a "domino ef-
fect" was sure to follow one rezoning. The "Bradenton
Beaching" of Cortez was mentioned, and not lightly.
Blue Fulford, lifelong Cortez leader who had made
the original motion in May to support Rivolta, said "A
man can do what he wants with his own property.
We're haunted here by ghosts of the future. It's almost
mass hysteria here tonight."
Karen Bell, owner of Star Fish Company, said,
"We're telling them what to do with their property, but
Cortez property owners wouldn't accept it for their
own property."
Rivolta asked the group, "What do you mean, pre-
serve the waterfront? We are preserving the man-
groves, preserving the docks and buildings. Just what
do you want?"
Ultimately the critics overwhelmed the supporters
and the Cortez Waterfronts Committee members voted
43-8 to rescind their earlier support for the Rivoltas.
But they weren't through. Fulford offered another
motion, this one to ask Rivolta to resubmit a plan "in
keeping with the vision plan." It barely passed,, over
vehement opposition.


The volunteers own the building, which Lathrop
said would need improvements, such as alarms and air
conditioning, and there are also electrical issues. The
charter school members would be expected to finance
any building refurbishment projects.
As Lathrop understands it, the charter school
would utilize the facilities on a short-term basis while
the board resolves the zoning issues with the facilities
at Loggerhead Junction.
Right now the issue is in the hands of the Manatee
County School Board. Lathrop said the school board's
facility department has evaluated the firehouse.
If the school board approves the site, the volunteer
firefighters will put together a committee to work with
the charter school board members and their contractor.
"We can't completely sacrifice our building. Our
needs also need to be considered," Lathrop said. "We
have to work hand in hand."


THE ISLANDER OFFICE WILL BE

CLOSED JULY FOURTH.

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This holiday week,


remember stingray shuffle


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
It's that time again. The Gulf waters have warmed
to almost 90 degrees, and small sharks and cobia that
like to feed on tasty, small stingrays are on the prowl.
The small rays come in to shallow waters to escape
the sharks and cobia, according to Manatee County
Marine Rescue Lt. Rex Beach.
Beach said, "The small rays head for real shallow
water and bury themselves in the warm sand close to
shore."
That, of course, is where we landlubbers like to
frolic in the surf, and when people meet stingrays, it's
usually the people who get the short end of the stick,
or rather, the barb.
Beach said people should shuffle their feet slowly
as they enter the water. "You sort of push a little sand
ahead of your feet as you enter the water," he said.
"That warns the stingray of your approach.
"The rays don't want to encounter you. They aren't
aggressive in any way. It's just a protective instinct on
their part," Beach said.
"Stingrays have a long, whip-like tails with a poi-
sonous, rigid barbed and grooved spine near the base,"
according to "The National Audubon Society Field
Guide to Florida." It also says the southern stingray
takes on the color of the sand in whatever waters it
lives.
Lt. Beach said if someone is stung, the best initial
first aid is to immerse the part of you that is stung in
the hottest soapy water you can stand then seek
medical attention.
Beach said getting stung is very, very painful. He
should know, because he was stung once himself.
"It was awful," Beach said. "The pain radiates up
from wherever you are stung. You know right away
when you've been stung. You get a puncture wound
and an intense, throbbing pain."


Beware of stingrays this summer.


The number of reports of stingray attacks so far this
month is 11, which is about normal for this time of
year, according to Beach. He said it seems to go in
cycles. "Sometimes you have years with a real rash of
stinging, and..then it's quiet for a couple of years," he
said.
So remember, the smaller stingrays are in close to
shore. They are peaceful sorts, and they don't want to
attack you, they just don't want you to step on them.
When you're doing "the stingray shuffle," they
have plenty of warning to get out of your way, and you
can avoid a painful reminder of the fact that we share
our Gulf waters with other creatures.


THE ISLANDER U JUNE 27, 2001 N PAGE 3

Meetings

Anna Maria City
June 28,7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda: police
contract presentation, turtle lighting presentation by
Florida Power & Light representative, planning and zon-
ing board recommendation on Negele variance request,
second reading and public hearing on planning and zon-
ing board notice ordinance, second reading and public
hearing on parking fine increase, second reading and pub-
lic hearing on wastewater ordinance, special event appli-
cation for Fourth of.1 uly parade, special event application
for Nov. 4 5K run at Bayfront Park, special event appli-
cation for Oct. 20 Taste of the Island event, appointments
to beautification committee, discussion of having planning
and zoning board serve as local planning agency for com-
prehensive plan review process, appointment to planning
and zoning board, discussion of permitting for Lake
LaVista dredging, approval of minutes, annual review of
employee performance and citizen comments.
July 5, 6 p.m., budget work session.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
June 29, 8:30 a.m.. city commission-department head
work session.
July 5, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
None scheduled.
Holnes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

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Vice mayor steps down in Bradenton Beach


By Paul Roat
Bill Arnold resigned from his appointed position as
vice mayor of Bradenton Beach last week, but retained
his elected seat on the city commission.
"It is my wish at this time that I be removed from
the position of vice mayor to serving as commissioner
of Ward 1," Arnold wrote in a tersely worded "step
down" memo to the commission last week. "So there
is no misunderstanding I resign!"
Arnold's action followed a heated exchange be-
tween him, Mayor Gail Cole and Commissioner Dawn
Baker regarding Arnold's chairing a meeting June 7 in
Cole's absence.
At that meeting, citizens and commissioners
questioned Baker's proposal to hold a fundraising
fishing tournament, proceeds from which would be
used to purchase a cardboard baling machine for the
city's recycling program. Commissioners said they
had not approved the purchase of the machine, did


not have adequate information about it, and thought
the fundraiser was premature.
Baker withdrew her request for the fundraising
fishing tournament.
Questions were also raised about revenue and ex-
penses related to the city's recycling program, prompt-
ing Baker to announce she would provide a written
response to the queries at a later meeting, sometime
during the week of July 9.
Cole said he listened to the tape of the June 9 meet-
ing and was upset at some of the comments made, par-
ticularly those directed at Baker by Commissioner John
Chappie. Chappie shot back that he said nothing out of
line, and eventually made a motion that the tape be
played at the July 5 meeting, a motion that was unani-
mously approved by the commission.
"I don't want this commission to be the same as
Anna Maria," Cole said, referring to the contentious
attitude at meetings in that city.


"I'm trying to understand what you're talking
about," Arnold said to Cole regarding the June 7 meet-
ing. "Did I hurt someone else's feelings?" Turning to
Baker, he asked, "Did I hurt your feelings?"
"You don't know the number of people who came
up to me in the last two weeks to say how patient I was
or how I was able to handle pressure under fire," Baker
said.
"I thought this was going to happen," Arnold
said, pulling out a pre-printed letter of resignation,
which he passed to Cole. "Please, let someone else
have it."
Following the meeting, Cole said privately he was
fed up with the commission and that he would resign
as mayor, but changed his mind by the next day.
According to the city's charter, Cole nominates a
vice mayor and the commission approves that nomina-
tion. Cole said he would make his vice mayor nomina-
tion at the July 5 meeting.


Full day, eve of Fourth coming, filled with events


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
The Fourth of July will hit the Island next week
with an eve of fireworks and a day of scholarships,
parade and party, including food and music and games.
Sticking with a winner, the Beach House Restau-
rant will present fireworks the evening of July 3, Tues-
day, at the restaurant in Bradenton Beach. That will be
fireworks guru Jim Taylor's.spectacular again this year,
beginning at 9:15, 9:30 or "when it's full dark."
He will torch the sky from his barge anchored off-
shore at the restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive, said Rebecca
Shannon, Beach House general manager.
The parade will be sponsored by and feature the
Anna Maria Island Privateers, with their new boat/float
and as many parade units and decorated cars as can
make it to the starting gate at Coquina Beach.
Privateers scholarships will be awarded at noon at
Bayfront Park in Anna Maria City, with the big one


going to Monica Johnson. She gets the $2,500 Whitey
Horton award, named for an oldtime Privateer. She is
a senior majoring in English at the University of South
Florida.
Other winners, all of $500 awards, are Lena
Johnson, sophomore in veterinary zoology at Manatee
Community College; Megan Brady, MCC sophomore
in industrial psychology; Alyssa Mohr, junior commu-
nications major at Belmont, Tenn., College; and Scott
MacGregor, freshman in maritime engineering at Mas-
sachusetts Maritime Academy.
The parade begins at 10 o'clock the morning of the
Fourth, Wednesday, and it will be followed by an In-
dependence Day party at the Cafe on the Beach at the
Manatee County Public Beach, where Manatee Avenue
runs into the Gulf.
Mitch Stewart, president of the Privateers, noted
that the parade will wind northward up the Island from
Coquina all the way to Bayfront Park.


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Because that's a seven-mile haul, no marchers or
even walkers are invited, Stewart said. But anyone who
decorates any vehicle, scooters and bikes included,
with a Fourth of July theme is most welcome. Entrants
may submit applications to Stewart or Vice President
Eric Rushnell, or show up at Coquina at 9:30 a.m.
ready to parade.
The officers' phone numbers: 748-2134,729-6263,
794-6268.
The celebration will have live music by Rick Boyd,
the raffle of a bust of the Privateer known as "Ship
Rek," a treasure/scavenger hunt for the kids and, of
course, food and drinks. Hot-dogs, hamburgers, barbe-
cue and the trimmings will be served from noon to 4
p.m. at Cafe on the Beach.
Stewart, newly re-elected president, has a new ros-
ter of officers including Rushnell; Denise Walker, sec-
retary; Liz Christie, treasurer; Greg Davidson, captain;
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THE ISLANDER U JUNE 27, 2001 U PAGE 5

Anna Maria considering remodel job at city hall


The idea is not new in Anna Maria. Late last year,
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh asked then-Commissioner
Bob Barlow to check into the possibility of remodel-
ing city hall.
That became the basis of a complaint filed by
Commissioner Jay Hill and resident Ed Rost that
Barlow and Deffenbaugh had violated Florida's Sun-
shine Laws, which require most communication be-
tween elected officials to take place in public.


Face lift for former post office plaza
New owners Jeanne Ferguson and Nancy Wood are sprucing up the former post office plaza. The property
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staff. Exactly what is still up in the air.
At a special meeting June 21, they tossed around
ideas ranging from knocking out walls to buying ad-
ditional property for expansion to leaving things as
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The complaint was later found to be without merit
by the state attorney.
This time around, the commission has decided it
will invite interior designers to come to a special meet-
ing to discuss what can be done at minimal cost to
improve working conditions at city hall.
Several residents said they were opposed to ending
up with a "Taj Mahal like they have in Holmes Beach."
Resident Randall Stover told commissioners they
need to hear from designers, not decorators, because
designers know how to calculate the efficient use of
space, and they aren't selling anything.
Hill agreed, saying one of his law clients is in that
business, and he was familiar with the work of office
designers.
Commissioner Linda Cramer reminded commis-
sioners several times that they need to consider mak-
ing city hall comply with the dictates of the Americans
With Disabilities Act and with the guidelines of the
Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Commissioner John Michaels solicited input from
the staff. City Clerk Alice Baird said the space is inef-
ficient to the extent that employees are "practically on
top of each other," and they have no place to store files.
Deputy City Clerk Diane Percycoe said her par-
ticular situation is not the best, though she has worked
in worse. She said, "Once I worked in a kitchen when
I worked for a lawyer."
Percycoe cited the lack of space for files, which she
said are piling up everywhere. She also said the acous-
tics in the administrative office are bad, making it noisy
and difficult to concentrate. "Sometimes I can't even
hear the tape when I am doing transcription.
"It's not ideal," she said. "Sometimes we are work-
ing on top of each other. We need file space, for sure.
I don't know what can be done."
The commissioners decided to ask interested par-
ties to come to a special meeting. They are specifying
they want the project to be frugal, efficient and to be
in compliance with all state and federal codes.
No date has been set for the special meeting, and
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Just when you thought it was safe ...
Shark attack? Almost never.
Barracuda attack? Well, it happened once here.
Anchor stuck in neck? Well, that happened here, too.
Stingray sting? That happens too often.
We don't have many shark attacks in the waters
around Anna Maria Island.
Among our years of cumulative Island living, we
at The Islander can recall a young college student
who died trying to swim while intoxicated from
Anna Maria's north point to Passage Key. A shark
attack was suspected, but not proven to be the cause
of his death.
A barracuda flew out of the water a few years ago,
and as it arched through the air it chomped on the arm
of a charter fishing customer and removed quite a
chunk of flesh and muscle. A couple of weeks later, we
heard of a similar incident in the Florida Keys. None
before and none since.
Another time, an emergency call went out from a
group of fishers on a boat off Bean Point in rough
weather. The anchor boomeranged off the front of the
boat, hit one of them squarely on the back of his neck,
and lodged there. He survived, barely.
Stingray stings? Very real. Very frequent. Very
painful. And very easy to prevent.
We call it the stingray shuffle, and it's similar to
doing the "moonwalk" backward. It can save a tre-
mendous amount of pain and suffering. All ages need
to practice the shuffle on entering the water and as they
continue along.
Southern stingrays, which are prominent here, are
sandy-colored, flat and nearly invisible at rest on the
sandy bottom.
Their camouflage protects them from their main
predator sharks.
And so, this time of year, during summer's stingray
mating season, it's important to be extra cautious.
Watch for sharks. Shuffle for stingrays. Polarized
glasses might help you out.
More important, push the sand forward with your
toes as you go into the water, dragging your feet flat
and shuffling the sand ahead of you to alert the stin-
grays of your presence.
They don't attack, although if you step on the
stingray's barbed tail, you'll think you were attacked.
It hurts burns like heck. The only recommended
remedy is to soak the stung area in the hottest water you
can tolerate, and then seek medical aid.
Teach the kids. Remind grandma and grandpa.
Shuffle.


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Repent, ye thieves
You who stole three very good fishing poles
from the carport at No. 2 in Pines Trailer Park:
I wish you bad luck using them. Perhaps you
will hook a large shark that will pull you overboard.
Be careful your punishment will come in due
time. Sinners, cowards to steal from your elders.
Iris Sachs, Bradenton Beach


No place for
walking, riding
I've recently moved from Holmes Beach to
Bradenton Beach. Apparently Bradenton Beach does
not want to cut down on traffic by providing safe
sidewalks, crosswalks or bike paths.
If you're feeling particularly daring, you can at-
tempt crossing Gulf Drive. Bring your devil-may-
care attitude you'll need it. There are no cross-
walks. The sidewalks are in disrepair and have no
distinguishing rise to separate them from the street.
You'll be OK if you can make it alive to Avenue
C, until of course you come to the trailer park. No
public sidewalk or side shoulder.
This relocation has given me a whole new appre-
ciation for the good upkeep of Holmes Beach side-
walks and crosswalks.
You can call me a disgruntled conservationist
taking my chances in Bradenton Beach.
Riki Rhodes, BrOdlenton Beach


Skateboard park spells trouble
We do not need a skateboard park in Holmes
Beach.
Ask why the Police Athletic League in
Bradenton closed its park. The answer is that the
kids would not obey the rules and regulations.
The mayor says the kids would have to have a
waiver signed by their parents for liability. Who is


going to check all these waivers every day? Will we
hire another policeman?
How about all the kids coming here from
Bradenton, Sarasota, Palmetto or any other part of
the country?
Would you want a skate park 100 feet from your
home? I wouldn't.
If this becomes a reality, it should be put where
the Privateers' boat is parked.
We have enough problems here without bringing
in more. Let Tom Skoloda put it in his yard. He
would become a king, and his neighbors would re-
ally love him!
Bruce Cook. Holmes Beach


What price trees?
I recently visited my old home area of Anna Maria
Island and heard about the city proposal to remove pine
trees. I applaud Mike Norman for his stand in opposi-
tion to the removal.
I can't imagine your beautiful Island without that
ambiance and shade.
As far as pine trees causing storm damage is con-
cerned, my late husband, Vice Mayor Richard Suhre,
said, "In all my years on the Island, I've only seen one
pine tree uprooted but I saw many roofs blown off
along Gulf Drive. What do we do, get rid of roofs?"
In the early 1990s, I wrote a poem about the area
and one verse read:
"She welcomes you to walk her sands and shades
you when you rest beneath the gentle wind swept pines
of nature at its best."
I would have to change that to:
"She welcomes you to walk the sands and burns
you when you rest beneath the open sunny skies of
cancer at its best."
I hope the Island decides to keep those beautiful
pines. It would be awfully expensive to replace the
shade they give. Are you that wealthy?
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THE ISLANDER 0 JUNE 27, 2001 0 PAGE 7


Beachside ministry adds faith, joy to Island sunsets


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Debbie Roberts says her husband, Rob, has always
had compassion for people on Anna Maria Island and
wants to introduce everyone to his friend Jesus.
The Roberts are starting a sunset worship service
at the south end of the Manatee County Public Beach
in Holmes Beach. They have the consent of Anna
Maria Island Beach Resort owner John Pace to use the
beachfront area of pine trees and park benches at the
property at 105 39th St.
"I'm hoping the service will appeal to those who
might not want to go to a church," said Rob. "I want
people to experience joy and to see people from other
churches come and share their faith. The joy of the
Lord is our strength."
Rob is also a songwriter, and some Islanders may
recognize him from his "Rockin' Rob" days. From
1994 through 1996, Rob played "oldies but goodies" at
restaurants and bars on the Island and Longboat Key.
"I fell off many bar stools," said Rob, "but God set
me free from that. I was always a Christian. I just fell
away from my involvement in ministry."
Rob said although he felt his calling to minister, he
felt he had to clean himself up before he could pursue
it. It wasn't until he went to lead the music for a prison
ministry group called Kairos that he said he discovered
"God could set you free to be the person he created you
to be.
"I almost chickened out at the last minute because
I was nervous about going to a state prison," said Rob.
"I went anyway and as I led a meditation about remov-
ing the stones of pride, jealousy, anger and hate that we
use to create walls, I felt something leave me. It was an
unreal feeling I wasn't the same guy when I left."
Rob pursued a master's degree in theology at the
International Theology Seminary in Bradenton,
where Debbie is currently finishing up with the same
program.
Both are currently active with Kairos prison
ministry. They visit federal and state prisons and
help build Christian fellowship among inmates.
Kairos provides four-day retreats twice a year and


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monthly follow-up visits.
"I'm like my guitar," Rob said. "I sit there until
played. Now I'm just giving back by sharing with
others."
Rob compares the message of his sunset service
to those seen in the television show "Touched by an
Angel."
"We want people to know God and that he loves
his people. We don't have a building yet so why not
enjoy his creation? It's a step of faith," said Debbie.
The service will last 45 minutes and will include


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including songs by the Beach Boys and Jimmy Buffett.
"My musical style is contemporary but you'll still
hear the old stuff, like 'Amazing Grace.' I even do a
calypso version of it," Rob said.
The Roberts invite Islanders to join them every
Sunday at the beach end of 39th street in Holmes
Beach. "There is plenty of parking at the public beach,
so grab your beach bag and chair," said Rob. "It's
gonna be fun."


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Sharing their,
calling
The Rev. Rob
Roberts and his
wife, Debbie,
will lead a
sunset worship
service behind
the Anna Maria
Island Beach
Resort south of
the Manatee
County Public
Beach. The
service is
nondenomina-
tional and
focuses on
bringing people
together to share
their faith.
Roberts plans to





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Wisemans: visitors devoted to Island, turtles


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Hardly any Michigan people have seen a real live
sea turtle, but boy, do they know about them.
Their education is courtesy of Claudia and Glen
Wiseman, special education teachers in Livonia, Mich.,
who are on Anna Maria Island for a visit and to help the
turtles survive.
Suzi Fox, who holds the state permit for marine
turtle preservation for the Island, said the Wisemans are
"as devoted as any couple I've ever seen, to each other
and to the turtles."
They spread the turtle word tirelessly in Michigan,
she said, and get help from young Michiganders who
make equipment that helps turtles through the nesting
season cages to protect the nests, stakes to mark
them and so on.
Glen teaches at the Livonia high school and during
the chill of winter made 200 stakes. They brought them
along when they came here again to visit his mother.
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The island state park five miles north of
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false crawls, compared with 12 nests and 53
false crawls at this time last year. False crawls
are the trails like oversized zippers left by moth-
ers who came ashore to nest and changed their
minds.
Some areas on the west side of the small is-
land have only 20 to 25 feet of beach at high
tide, it was pointed out.

"We were visiting her three years ago and heard
about Turtle Watch and asked if they needed help,"
said Claudia. "We haven't slowed down since; in fact
I think the pace has picked up." She teaches at the
middle school in Livonia.
Together they have developed an education pro-
gram on turtles and Turtle Watch for Michigan con-
sumption.
Here, they fill in wherever Turtle Watch needs
them in the organization's work for turtle survival dur-
ing the nesting season from May through October.
Anna Maria Island's warm beaches incubated 230 nests
and more than 13,000 hatchlings last year.
So far this year, mother loggerheads have dug 90
nests and laid 100 or so eggs in each. Most of the nests
are at the north and south sections of the Island, fewer
at the middle, said Glen.
"We're usually together for our turtle work," said
Claudia. "But we may split up sometimes for the night
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They were naturals for turtle preservation, she said,
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Gloria Dei Pastor Danith Kilts notes 25 years' service


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Danith Kilts first saw the inside of a church
at age 10, and he's seen a whole lot of them since.
The Rev. Kilts has been pastor of Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church in Holmes Beach for eight
years, and has just celebrated the 25th year of his
ordination.
He's where he wants to be, he said. "I've lived
in the mountains, the desert, on the Great Plains, and
now I'm happy to be on a tropical island."
It's been an interesting journey. He grew up
on a farm in Wisconsin, and that's where he got
that 10-year-old's view of the Lutheran faith. He
saw his stepfather and brother confirmed, asked
what it was about, and was intrigued by the an-
swers he got.
Some years later he graduated from Wartburg
Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa, then was ordained
June 19, 1976, at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in
Rome, Wis. By then he had satisfied the Lutheran
tradition of receiving a call to pastor a church
before ordination.
That church was in southeastern North Da-
kota, where he went in 1976 and served five


years, then to Bethlehem Lutheran in Fargo, N.D.,
for six years, Victory Lutheran in Mesa, Ariz., for
more than four years, then organized and served a
new church in Prescott Valley, Ariz., for two years
until coming to Gloria Dei in 1993.
Four days after Christmas 1973 he and Paulette
Pinnow were married in St. Luke's, his home church.
They are a busy couple still, working with young
people and taking time occasionally to travel and go
camping.
Pastor Kilts was awarded the 1999 Humanitar-
ian Award for his work with children here, given by
All Island Denominations, the organization of all
seven Island churches. "It was a real highlight of my
life on the Island," he said.
A highlight from the past was being informed
that a girl in Fargo, one of the youngsters he'd
worked with, has gone into the ministry "because of
the influence of your ministry."
Danith? What kind of name is that? Very exclu-
sive, for he knows of only two in the world. There's
Danith Kilts, of course, and then there's the young-
ster whose grandfather in Guyana named him
Danith after the local pastor worked in that South
American country for awhile in 1994.


Kingfish Boat Ramp pushed to capacity; new ones coming?


Could there be relief on the horizon for boaters
jockeying for space at Kingfish Boat Ramp in Holmes
Beach?
The Manatee County Commission is currently dis-
cussing projects for its five-year capital improvement
program. The commission is open to suggestions from
the public, and Islanders are asking to have an addi-
tional boat ramp opposite Johnny Leverock's restaurant
taken into consideration.
County Commission Chairman Joe McClash said
he asked the Manatee County Environmental Manage-
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"Leverock's may be a good location, especially
if the bridge is built to the south. That would pro-
vide more right of way to park cars and boats. How-
ever, we may not get permits, so Kingfish expansion
may be preferred," said McClash. He plans to follow
up with the EMD and ask for a status report.
County Commissioner Jane von Hahmann also
offered to look into the possibilities.
"I know water access for boats is a concern," she
said. "I'm forwarding your suggestion to Charlie
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The meeting will be held in the first-floor cham-
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Public comments and questions are welcome at the
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Library to feature works
by two artists in July
Anna Maria Island artist Alexandra Lillis and
Bradenton's Tom Thompson will be featured artists in
the Island Branch Library's July exhibits.
Lillis received instruction from local artist Julie
Claudel Stewart and is currently majoring in illustra-
tion at the Ringling School of Art and Design in
Sarasota, where she is to receive her degree in 2002.
Thompson got into wildlife wood carvings through
a desire to draw Florida animals. He says he became
hooked after completing a few pieces and for six years
has been using relief and in-the-round carving tech-
niques.
The library opens daily except Sunday at 10 a.m.,
closing at 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, 6 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday, 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. It
is at 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Additional
details may be obtained at 778-6341.

Rain washes out wash,
leggy repeat Saturday
The charity car wash for the Red Cross and the
Kosfeld legs got too much water last Saturday, so it will
try again Saturday, June 23.
Same time, same place, same reason: 9 a.m. 1
p.m. at the fire station at 6001 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, voting for Dr. Scott Kosfeld's legs to benefit the
American Red Cross, Manatee Chapter.
It's the annual beauty (?) contest between men who
seek votes for their legs, $10 a vote with the money all
going to the Red Cross. The winner will be named at
the 13th annual Tennis Shoe Ball Aug. 18 at the
Bradenton City Center.
On Sunday, June 24, youngsters will pitch, run and
throw baseballs for $5 each and adults will bat against
a pitching machine for $10, all from 1 p. m. onward at
the baseball field at Holmes Beach City Hall, next to
the fire station. All for Holmes Beach physician
Kosfeld's legs and charity.
Dr. Jeff Beard, dermatologist, will screen people
for skin cancer from 2 to 5 p.m. at the ball field.

Islander named as FISH
administrator
The Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage has
opened an office at the former Fulford Fish House,
4531 123rd Street W., Cortez, and has named Anna
O'Brien of Bradenton Beach as administrator.
She is working with FISH's members and officers
to help explore funding opportunities for the FISH Pre-
serve, organizing FISH's educational and informa-
tional presentations and helping find new members.
FISH is available for presentations to organiza-
tions, associations or groups. For further information,
call O'Brien at 794-8275 or e-mail at
FISHPreserve@AOL.com.

Gulf Coast Writers meet
at library on Monday
The Gulf Coast Writers group will meet at the Is-
land Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, at 10:15 a.m. Monday, July 2. Those attending
are to bring original poems and essays to read. Further
information may be obtained at 778-7732.

Snooty birthday card contest
deadline nearing
Only a bit more than two weeks remain for
youngsters' created-by-hand Snooty birthday cards
to be submitted for judging in the annual competi-
tion.
July 16 at 5 p.m. is the deadline for the contes-
tants. Prizes in several age categories will be
awarded at noon Saturday, July 21, during the 53rd
Birthday Bash for Snooty the manatee.
The party will begin at 10 a.m. that day at the
South Florida Museum, Planetarium and Aquarium.
It will have children's games and activities, live en-
tertainment, free treats and the annual Wildlife
Awareness Festival.
Birthday card entries must include the child's
name, home address, phone number, age, and grade
for the 2001-02 school year. They may be mailed or
delivered to the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St.
W., Bradenton FL 34205. Further information may
be obtained at 746-4131, extension 19 or 28.


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White has lived on Anna Maria Island for 57 years.
Seated with White is daughter Bonnie Roberts, left.
Standing are granddaughter Lana Rexroat and
great-granddaughter Lisa Hronjak.


Birthday dinner
Friends and fmunily ofBradenton Beach's Nell White
gathered at the Moose Lodge in Bradenton Beach to
celebrate White's 98th birthday. Seated, left to right,
Danielle Cronin, Bob Carrick, Nell White, Marguerite
Carrick and Frances Colwell. Standing, left to right,
Bryant and Ruth Elliott, Lee and Dick Griffin, Sara and
John Kaufnan and June and Dane Woodland.


Celebration of volunteers July 4
The Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary will host Vol-
unteer Appreciation Day on the Fourth of July, next
Wednesday, at 6 p.m.
The celebration will be at the sanctuary on City
Island, off the south ramp of the New Pass Bridge to
Longboat Key. It will feature hot dogs, hamburgers,
vegetarian fare and soft drinks. It will be free to staff
and volunteers, $5 for guests.
RSVP at 388-4444 by Saturday, June 30, is re-
quested by the sanctuary.

'Tall Rigs, Taller Tales' June 27
To celebrate publication of a new book, local sail-
boat cruisers (and wannabes) are invited to the Sarasota
Sailing Squadron at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, for
an evening of tall tales, stories of bravery, narratives of
adventure and plots of plain foolishness.
The occasion is publication of "Cruising (with)
Class, Lectures at the Sarasota Sailing Squadron." The
book compiles lectures from the squadron's series for
beginning cruisers. Alumni of the class as well as area
sailors are invited to the potluck supper. Bring a dish
and a tale to share.
"It could be an occasion to share oral histories of
our coast from local sailors," said "Cruising (with)
Class" author Stan Zimmerman.
Non-members are invited, and there is no charge
for the event. The Sarasota Sailing Squadron is located
on City Island, south of Longboat Key and just east of
Mote Marine Laboratory. For further details, call
Zimmerman at 955-0790.


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"We are going too far trying to protect ourselves
from ourselves," so bring beer back to the Palma
Sola Causeway, says the main activist for causeway
quaffing.
The Bradenton City Council must decide soon
whether to permit beer consumption on the cause-
way after the current bridge construction project is
finished, said Dale Schmitz of Bradenton, and "no
hand-washing political referendum tactics are
needed in this town."
A ban was imposed in the interests of safety dur-
ing construction. "You've used your leadership to ban
alcohol consumption ... before the road construction,"
he noted in his latest letter to the council and mayor.
"What is wrong with your leadership now to repeal the
ban after construction?
"I thought Republican politicians represented more
freedom, greater independence and less government
control. Is this what they call double standard politics?"
There's been beer there for 30 years at least,
Schmitz noted, and having a beer there "is no different


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Whitmore
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Anna Maria
City through
July 21.


Kinetic Whimsy,
Colorful metal sculptures crafted into interesting
shapes will fill L'Attitude Gallery's sculpture garden
in Anna Maria beginning July 1.
Each work by Whitmore Boogaerts is a study in
contrasts, built with materials normally associated with
sterile, drab atmospheres. His construction, however,
is whimsical, delightful and vivid.
Boogaerts has been working as an artist for five
years and has a background not only in the arts but
also in civil engineering. He says his overall goal is
to find a way to let nature flow through and help
design his sculptures.


from having a few at a bar or restaurant.... Traffic con-
gestion comes to and from the beaches, not the cause-
way."
People have been going there for weekend relax-
ation for decades, he said, "and now we're being made
to sound like we don't belong there. It's insulting,
making us seem like riffraff or second-class citizens or
potential crazies.
"Palma Sola has been the only place where you can
park your car near the water and bring your family and
kids and pets and have a quiet beer.
"The rich have their lifestyle, retirees have theirs,
and we working people have ours. We live here just as
everyone else does, and we provide services the area
couldn't get along without. If a few abuse Palma Sola
privileges, it's unfair to punish all of us for their ac-
tions. It's terrible to be treated like that."
He and others on the beer side of the question plan
to attend Bradenton City Council meetings where the
subject will be discussed and disposed, "and I hope
they have evening meetifigs for it."


Chamber updating records,
needs pertinent data
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
has sent out a call for information from its member
businesses. The organization is bringing its records
up to date and finds a shortage of new details.
It has a form ready for the task and will send it
to anyone who needs it. It seeks phone and fax num-
bers, e-mail addresses and other useful information.
The forms may be obtained by calling 778-1541, and
when completed should be sent to the chamber at
53.37 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.


Longboat hammock is winner of
native plant award
Preservation of the last coastal cedar hammock
on barrier islands of the area has won an area nurs-
ery first place in the state for a project using Florida
native plants.
The hammock is on the inland side of Water
Club II, 1245 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.
Its developer called on Dr. John Morrill of New
College to preserve the relic hammock, and he
brought in Florida Native Plants Inc., of Sarasota, to
design and build the project.
Laurel Schiller and Dan Walton of the company
planted 1,750 native plants, which they said are
holding their own. The award came from the Florida
Native Plant Society for "design with natives in the
ecosystem restoration, professional category." The
company's facilities are near Myakka in eastern
Sarasota County.


Obituaries


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Gregory 'Greg' Scott Davis
Gregory "Greg" Scott Davis, 33, of Newton,
Mass., and Holmes Beach, died June 18.
He was killed in a bicycle-vehicle accident in New-
ton while training for a charity bike run.
A gathering of family and friends will be held at
4:30 p.m. Friday. June 29, at Griffith-Cline Funeral
Home. Island Chapel. 6000 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. A memorial service will follow at 6 p.m. A re-
ception will follow the service at Harrington House,
5626 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Memorial contribu-
tions may be made to the Pan-Mass Challenge, Greg
Davis Memorial Fund, 77 Fourth St., Needham, MA
02494.
He is survived by parents Frank H. and Jo Adele
of Holmes Beach; brother Mark A. of Holmes Beach;
grandmother Madge D. of Sarasota and girlfriend Jodi
S. Kastriner of Boston;

Francis X. 'Frank' Perry
Francis X. "Frank" Perry, 54, of Tampa and for-
merly Anna Maria Island, died June 23.
Born in South Bend, Ind., Mr. Perry moved to the
Island 20 years ago from there. He was regional vice
president of sales for Diamond Products Co. He was a
decorated U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He


was Catholic.
Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednes-
day, June 27, at Gonzalez Funeral Home, 7209 N. Dale
Mabry, Tampa. Memorial contributions may be made
to LifePath Hospice Inc., 3010 W. Azeele St., Tampa
FL 33607. Gonzalez Funeral Home, Tampa, was in
charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Faith M.; son Chip of
Tampa; daughter Dawn of Tampa; and sisters Patricia
Casimer of Mishawaka, Ind., and Carlotta Rohrbach of
Bradenton.


Ethel M. Schaeffer
Ethel M. Schaeffer, 81, of Holmes Beach, died
June 20.
Born in Queens, N.Y., Mrs. Schaeffer came to
Manatee County from Somerville, N.J., in 1981. She
was the owner of the Shamrock Inn in Somerville for
12 years before her retirement. She was Protestant.
There were no services. Memorial contributions
may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955
Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238. Griffith-Cline Funeral
Homes, Island Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
Burial was at Skyway Memorial Gardens, Palmetto.
She is survived by companion Connie Collings of
Holmes Beach and sister Violet Supple of Lebanon, N.J.


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Anna Maria debates whether to repair ATV


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
Beach patrols are an important part of law enforce-
ment operations on Anna Maria Island.
The Manatee County Sheriff's Office provides
police protection to the City of Anna Maria, but it is
currently unable to patrol the city's beaches efficiently.
The city commission heard from MCSO Lt. John
Sixby at a special meeting June 21 that the city's all-
terrain vehicle is in bad shape. It's so bad Sixby won't
let his officers ride it.
Sixby is acting supervisor for the deputies who
patrol Anna Maria in the absence of Sgt. Ed Norris.
who is on vacation.
The rims on the wheels are corroded, Sixby said,
and the tires don't hold air. Sixby presented a spread-
sheet prepared by Norris comparing four new ATVs
ranging in price from $4,500 to $7,100.
The city's ATV was "in the shop" at the county's
maintenance facility. Sixby said the county won't fix
the vehicle because Anna Maria owns it.
It was purchased by the city in 1994 at a cost of
$4,198, for use by the sheriff's office.
The ATV was taken to the Honda dealer where it
was originally purchased. Although there is no written
estimate on what it will cost to fix it, according to
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh, it will cost a minimum $300
to extend the use of the vehicle for one year.
Commissioners decided to get an estimate on what
it would cost to make the ATV safe, and make a deci-


sion from there.
Commissioner Jay Hill used the opportunity to
question Sixby about "an inadequate number of depu-
ties on duty" over Memorial Day weekend. He said
there was no law enforcement presence on the beaches.
"I heard from a lot of people who were on the
beach that weekend, and they were extremely unhappy
about all the alcohol on the beach," Hill said.
Commissioner John Michaels said he had heard the
same thing from residents.
Hill said he wanted to be sure there was adequate
law enforcement presence in the city for the July Fourth
holiday.
Sixby said, "If you want extra officers, put it in
your budget."
Hill asked for the roster of officers on duty during
the Memorial Day weekend, which he said he was not
able to locate in the sheriff's office at city hall.
Sixby said he'd try to find it for Hill.
Resident Karen DiCostanzo asked Sixby what the
proper protocol was for checking coolers at the beach
for alcoholic beverages.
Sixby replied, "You can't demand that people open
their coolers. You have no right without first-hand
knowledge that there is alcohol. Some citizen has to
call us and complain first."
Resident Randall Stover suggested that the city
make the purchase of law enforcement equipment part
of its annual contract negotiations with the sheriff.
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he said. "I don't see us using that equipment. I don't see
us buying an ATV and then having to repair it. Those
things should be in the contract."
Hill said that if the ATV is not repaired by July
Fourth, he thinks the city should rent one so deputies
can patrol the beaches.



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If you've driven over the bridge on Crescent
Drive in Anna Maria recently, you probably won-
dered about the pipes stacked nearby on the south
side of the bridge. They've been lying there for a
week or so now.
They are going to be used by the Manatee
County Public Works Department to carry water
under Lake LaVista to customers on the north end
of Anna Maria. The pipes will be replacing exist-
ing lines that hang on the side of the bridge, ac-
cording to MCPWD spokesperson Linda Bentley.
The county will use a directional borer, a ma-
chine that lays pipes underground from one side of
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Bentley said the project is under way and
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THE ISLANDER 0 JUNE 27, 2001 M PAGE 13

Shakespeare for fun coming to Island Players July 11


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Anna Maria Island offers a most agreeable ambi-
ance for Shakespeare "it's a tropical island with an
other-worldly feel, and people love to work here."
Kelly Woodland should know: She knows her Island
and she knows her Shakespeare. She is even now direct-
ing rehearsals of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," a rare
summer production of the Island Players.
It will be staged at the Players theater July 11 to 15,
but already tickets are moving fast. The theater seats
137, some 200 tickets have been sold, and there are
only five performances. The arithmetic makes early
shopping urgent. It's an "8 and 8 deal," she said, with
all performances at 8 p.m. and all tickets $8.
This is her eighth season with the Players, but the
first time almost anyone has done a summer produc-
tion, let alone Shakespeare.
"I thought, why not?" she recalled. "I got a pro-
posed crew together and a proposed budget and took it
to the Players board, and they liked it.
"So here we are, in rehearsal. My living room is
strewn with pieces of props I'm making."
The play is energetic and physical, she said, so "it's
been kind of like a circus. It's a classic play of love, lust,


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buffoonery and fairy
dust. Shakespeare is not
as hard as many people
make it out to be. There
are many levels of pro- ,
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cast."
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some veteran perform-
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Island, and some who
are just getting their
thespian feet damp.
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Some ofh those- Kellh, Woodland in "As Bees
who have been in re- In Honey Drown, Island
cent Players produc-
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Thaggard, Barrie Blankenship, Sarah Trembly and
Alex Krumm. There are plenty of others in the cast of
27.
Woodland's husband. Mark, is in the show, as the
guy" who got himself involved in an enchantment and
wakes uip with a donkey head. Her daughter Corrine,


a senior at Palmetto High School, is one of the fairies.
Woodland has other theaters and other seasons
behind her. She has been with the Venice Little The-
ater for years, taught drama at Manatee Community
College for a dozen years, and holds down a day job
teaching at Lincoln Middle School.
"Our goal with this is to have fun," she said, "and
to do the best production we can do so that in future
summers we can do more Shakespeare."

'Midsummer Night's Dream'
tickets on sale now
Tickets are on sale now for a special presentation
by the Island Players of "A Midsummer Night's
Dream" by William Shakespeare, opening July 11.
It will be directed by Kelly Woodland and
staged at 8 p.m. July 11-15 at the Players theater,
10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria City. All seats are
$8, and tickets may be bought by mail with checks
payable to Island Players at P.O. Box 2059, Anna
Maria City FL 34216.
SunCoast Real Estate is co-producer. Further
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Answering the call: Emergency medical providers


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
I fastened my seat belt and wondered nervously
what I would see on my "ride-a-long" with Lt. Ronald
Rich, emergency management liaison for Emergency
Medical Service operations in Manatee County.
Manatee County has 14 EMS stations, including
one in Holmes Beach. Paramedics and emergency
medical technicians rotate every month among four sta-
tions. Two-man teams work a 24-hour shift at their sta-
tion before taking 48 hours off.
EMTs train for six months and provide basic life
support splints, bandages, cardiopulmonary resusci-
tation. Paramedics train for a year and provide ad-
vanced life support electrocardiogram interpretation,
defibrillation, medicines.
Rich began working as an EMT 18 years ago, be-
fore becoming a paramedic and then a shift supervisor.
Supervisors take on more administrative duties and run
fewer emergency calls.
"It's an exciting job, but the older I got, I think I
looked at life a little differently," Rich said. "Now I
might run five calls if I'm eager and I get all the desk
job duties."
One of Rich's daily tasks is to check in at each sta-
tion and pick up reports from the previous day's emer-.
gency calls. From the look of all the files kept in his.
vehicle, it seems that the car serves as a second office.
Rich starts the engine and we're on our way.
Our first stop is at the station located at 406 67th
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units are housed within fire stations, which, according
to Rich, is a little misleading.
"We are not part of the fire department," he said.
"If there is one thing most people are confused about,
that's it. We work together but we are separate."
The EMS crew at this station wasn't in, but Rich
gave me a peek at its bunkroom and day room. Shifts
run from 8 a.m. to 8 a.m. the following day. Crews
are provided with a room to sleep in, a lounge area
with a television and a kitchen. According to Rich,
it's very rare that crews don't get some rest between
calls. For example, this station only ran nine calls the
previous day.
Before heading to the Island station, Rich got a call
on his cell phone. A new EMT is worried about her
recent performance evaluation and Rich has to reassure
her that he is happy with her work.
"I try to be fair," he tells her, "and leave room to
grow."
Supervisors conduct performance evaluations once
a year. Rich speaks openly on the phone about the
evaluation and offers to sit down and review it with her
before we continue on our way.
At the Island station, located within WMFD Sta-
tion 1,6001 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, EMT Jason
Parisi and paramedic Jim Hanna are on duty.
They've had one call already an overdose vic-
tim:who they think will pull through. Otherwise it's a
quiet Wednesday.
Hanna has been a paramedic for 17 years and Parisi
has been an EMT for three years.
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ing a lot from my partner. He is well respected at our
hospitals and is known as one of the best."
"But I haven't been employee-of-the-month yet,"
interjects Hanna as a hint for his visiting supervisor.
"I've been runner-up."
Hanna and Parisi have been partners for a year and
a half. They say they get an average of four to five calls
a day compared to downtown Bradenton, which aver-
ages 15-18 calls per shift.
Hanna was also quick to advise me that they are not
part of the fire department. "The fire department assists
us on medical calls," he said. "If needed, we'll use one
of their men to assist the paramedic in the back of the
EMS truck."
The EMS unit is the primary medical care provider
to respond to an emergency. The truck is an emergency
room on wheels, equipped to sustain life.
"We can aggressively manage obstructed airways
and cardiac arrest," Hanna said. "We're like thieves in
the night. We're in and out before any camera gets to
an accident, that's why we're usually not seen."
The EMS crew stabilizes victims and transports
them either to the hospital of their choice or, if they
can't choose, to the nearest facility. Once the patient is
transferred to a hospital bed, the crew has 15 minutes
to clean up and put the truck back in order.
According to Hanna, the only thing beyond the
scope of the EMS is trauma that requires surgery.
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EMERGENCY, FROM PAGE 14


you'll be flown to a trauma center by helicopter,"
Hanna said. "The trauma guidelines are a big change
for us. If your injuries meet those guidelines, we are
required to transport you for rapid surgery by heli-
copter. That's why people are seeing more helicop-
ters used."
EMS providers undergo continual education to
stay up to date on new medicine, CPR. basic trauma
and advanced cardiac/life support techniques.
In the past month the crew said they responded to
a drowning and an overdose, but the majority of their
work involves cardiac and respiratory calls.
"We begin to see more calls from sting ray victims
this time of year." said Hanna. "If you're stung by a
ray, a bucket of hot water as hot as you can stand it
- will take the pain away immediately. But go see a
doctor."
"We get a lot of calls that could be handled by a
primary care doctor," said Rich, "but we would rather
have people call us even if they don't require emer-
gency service than not to make a call and need us."
EMS units are always on hand for any special
event that will draw large groups of people. There is a
"bike team" that is utilized at these events to maneu-
ver among crowds with more ease than the truck.
EMS units also work with the West Manatee res-
cue boat and the U.S. Coast Guard to aid victims on the
water. Marine units can provide basic care, but their
main function is to get a victim to a dock where para-
medics and EMTs can provide rapid care.
My ride-along remained quiet, however.
Rich dropped off a few supplies to Parisi and
Hanna, and we were ready to move on to the station on
Cortez Road. which is the station that would provide
backup on Anna Maria Island if the Holmes Beach unit
were on call.
Before we leave, Hanna reminds his supervisor,
"Did I mention I haven't been employee-of-the-


month yet?"
As we get into the car to pick up the rest of the
station reports, one of Hanna's comments lingers in


Thieves in
the night
Emergency
Medical
Service units
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ones to respond
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gency and the
first ones to
I leave the scene.
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are shift
supervisor Lt.
Don Rich,
Paramedic Jim
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Emergency
Medical
Technician
Jason Parisi.
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Islander awards from press association rewarding


For The Islander, nothing could have topped last
year's Florida Press Association awards contest. Last
year's hardware included three first place awards
and the most prestigious (open-circulation competi-
tion for all weekly newspapers) Jon A. Roosenraad
Award for First Amendment Defense, which in-
cluded a $250 check from the award sponsor, The In-
dependent Florida Alligator.
That said, this year brought additional rewards to
The Islander. Five of them.
Cartoonist Jack Egan earned a second-place award
for his original editorial cartoon on the subject of bal-
ancing city budgets.
Egan was thrilled and quickly inquired of new FPA
Hall of Fame inductee Buddy Watts, a past Pulitzer
Prize winner, as to how he could enter his works in that
renowned competition.
Staff artist Carrie Price and news editor Paul
Roat earned third-place awards for the newspaper -
Price's for an original cover illustration and Roat's
for a Sandscript column on hurricane preparedness.
The newspaper received an honorable mention for
its editorial page, about which comments from the Ken-
tucky Press Association judges included, "Good edito-
rials and cartoons. Very well designed."
In the FPA contest's top category, General Excel-
lence, in the division of newspapers circulating 7,000-
15,000, The Islander earned another honorable mention.
Publisher Bonner Futch and Egan, accompanied by
wife Judy, attended the convention and award lun-
-,.cheon. "We're thrilled to be considered for a general
excellence award, considering the high caliber of the
competition," Futch said.
FPA member newspapers (publishing weekly or


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Islander Publisher 3Bonner Futch, left, and cartoonist Jack Egan with some of the awards the newspaper
received in this year's l'lorida Press Association contest.


more than once weekly, but not daily) compete in cat-
egories in three circulation divisions: more than 15,000
circulation: 7.000 to 15.000 circulation; and under
7.000 circulation.


In all, there were 87 community newspaper mem-
bers competing this year with 1,820 entries, and 66
newspapers won at least one award.


Islander's 'Top Notch' photo contest kicks off July 4


If you've got a great snapshot, we've got a contest
you could win.
The Islander photo contest starts July 4. 2001.
Eight weekly winning pictures will be featured on the
cover of The Islander through Aug. 22, and one snap-
shot will be a grand prize winner, earning prizes and
gift certificates awarded by the newspaper and local
merchants.
The deadline for the first weeks submissions is
"Friday, June 29. with succeeding dealines weekly on
Friday throughout the contest.
Judging begins with a selection of pictures that
may include abstract photos, still lifes, landscapes and
scenics, candid snapshots, action, humor and animal
pictures. Nothing is overlooked, including great kid
pics, sentimental moments and moments of personal
triumph.


io i v until Friday to get thei
pictures to the Islanderjor ,(liiYi* in this year's contest.
Judges include Islander News Editor Paul Roat and
graZphic designer Elaine Stroili and Gretchen Edgren of
'. -,
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Amalrc" photograplhersv ha' e until Frida, to get their
lpicures to lhe sls/aler ufr enyl in this year's contest.
Judges include Islanler News Editor Paul Roat and
graphic designer Elaine Stroili and Gretchen Edgren of


Holmes Beach, contributing editor of Playboy magazine.
Send or deliver your favorites (no limits) weekly
to Photo Contest Editor, The Islander, 5404 Marina
Drive. Holmes Beach FL 34217.
Digital contest entries should be submitted in the
original JPEG format via e-mail to news@islander.org
or on diskette or CD. Sorry, no retouching or computer
manipulation is allowed.
Complete rules and entry forms for the contest are
published below. Please attach a photo contest label to
each photo, disk or CD you submit.
E-mail entrants must submit the label information
in the text of the e-mail, one photo attachment per e-
mail, please.
Photos without labels will be disqualified. Addi-
tional photo labels are available at the newspaper of-
fice or they may be copied.


The Islander 2001 'Top Notch' photo contest rules


1) The Islander Newspaper's Top Notch Photo
Contest is strictly for amateur photographers. Amateur
Photographers are those who derive less than 5 percent
of their income from photography.
2) Black-and-white and color photographs taken af-
ter Jan. 1, 2000. are eligible. This allows for extended
eligibility. Photos previously published (in any format/
media) or entered in any Islanderor other competitions
are not eligible.
3) Photographs may be taken with any make of
camera. No retouching or other alteration (except
cropping) is permitted ot negatives, prints or elec-
tronic photo files: no composite pictures or multiple
printing can be submitted. Digital photos may be sub-

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Please attach to photo and mail or deliver to The
Islander. 5404 Marina Dr.. Holmes Beach FL 34217.

I NAME
I ADDRESS
CITY I
STATE ZIP
I PHONE NO.
DATE PHOTO WAS TAKEN:
LOCATION PHOTO WAS TAKEN:
I have read the competition rules and affirm that this entry is
in compliance with them.

I SIGNATURE OF ENTRANT
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mitted as digital files (via e-mail) or printed photographs.
Slide (transparency) photos are not accepted.
4) Entrant's name and address must be written clearly,
in ink, on the contest label and affixed to the back of each
print, or listed in the e-mail message along with the digital
photo attachment. Mail entries to The Islander Top Notch
Photo Contest, 5404 Manna Drive. Holmes Beach FL 34217.
E-mail digital entries to news rs'islander.org.
5) Entrants bV their entry agree that The Islander may
publish their pictures for local promotion. Entrants must be
able to furnish the original negative if requested by the con-
test editor. All photos submitted become the property of The
Islander. Photos will not be returned. The Islander and
contest sponsors assume no responsibility for negatives,

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Please attach to photo and mail or deliver to The
Islander, 5404 Marina Dr.. Holmes Beach FL 34217.

NAME
ADDRESS
I ci1v I
CITY
STATE ZIP_
PHONE NO.
DATE PHOTO WAS TAKEN:
LOCATION PHOTO WAS TAKEN
I have read the competition rules and affirm that this entry is
in compliance with them.

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diskettes, CDs or photo prints.
Entrant must know the names and addresses of any
recognizable persons appearing in the picture and those
must be enclosed/attached with the entry.
6) Employees of The Islander and their immediate
family members are not eligible to enter the contest.
7) Any taxes on prizes are the sole responsibility of the
winners. Any cash prize won by a minor will be awarded to
a parent or guardian. Prize rights are not transferable.

Please attach to.photo and mail or deliver to The Is-
lander, 5404 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach FL 34217.
Please include all form InformationP in the message text
with digital photographs sent by e-mail.

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in compliance with them.

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THE ISLANDER U JUNE 27, 2001 U PAGE 19


Jungle clearance pleases Anna Maria resident


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria resident Louise Roby said she can't
say enough good things about the city and the work it
did clearing the right of way in front of her property.
Roby. who is 81. had been taking care of the large
area herself since she moved to the home at 720 Jacar-
anda Road 11 years ago.
"It's a big area," she said. "I actually have to cross
30 feet of city property before I get to my own land. It's
not real wide, but it's deep. I can't imagine how they
ever platted this out, and it can be like a jungle," Roby
said.
"There was a picture of me holding my chain saw
in The Islander a couple of years ago," Roby said. "I
really did take care of the whole thing myself."
Roby said she had pneumonia this past winter and
she is experiencing some arthritis, so taking care of the
city's property has just been too much of late.
Roby said the city had helped some in the past. but
it had been "like pulling teeth" to get anybody to do
anything.
"One time, Mr. Charnock [former Public Works
Director Phil Charnock] came out and trimmed some
palm trees for me. They were awful full of rat nests
arid everything else," Roby said.
Roby said her friend Martha Stewart, also an Anna
Maria resident, told Commissioner John Michaels that
the city needed to do something for Roby about the
overgrowth on the right of way.
Michaels came out to look at the property and then




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Streetlife

Island police reports
Anna Maria
June 16, 800 block of North Shore Drive, criminal
mischief. The window and mirror of a man's car were
smashed and a scratch was made in the door.
June 17, 800 block of South Bay Boulevard, alarm.
An alarm compliance card was left at a location because
the key holder did not respond.
Bradenton Beach
June 4, 1400 block of Gulf Drive, Coquina Park, al-
cohol violation. Officers found a male slumped over in the
driver's seat of his car with an open beer container in his
hand. The male was awakened and officers determined he
was in no shape to drive. Upon checking his identification,
officers learned the suspect was under age. He was cited
for having an open container and given a notice to appear
for possession of alcohol by a minor.
June 11, 2500 block of Avenue C. civil problem. A
man filed a complaint stating that a company contracted
by the Circle K convenience store cut branches off his tree.
June 18, 2601 Gulf Drive, Sandpiper Mobile Home
Park, criminal mischief. An outdoor light fixture belong-
ing to the park was damaged.
Holmes Beach
June 15, 600 block of Ivanhoe Lane, burglary. Ap-

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proximately $955 worth of jewelry and cash were stolen
from a home. Police found evidence of forced entry
through the lanai and the side door of the garage.
June 15, 3200 block of Gulf Drive, DUI. Kayla Dash,
22, of Bradenton, was arrested for a DUI after she drove
off the road and into a fence, causing about $500 worth of
damage to the property owner's fence. According to the
police report, Dash fled the scene on foot but officers were
able to catch up with her at Marco Polo's after finding her
purse and driver's license in the vehicle. Dash was also
charged with leaving the scene of an accident and driving
alone with a learner's permit.
June 16, 6700 block of Manatee Avenue, assist
Manatee County Sheriff's Office. Officers assisted
deputies in restraining a burglary suspect who had be-
come violent. The suspect kicked out the rear window
of the patrol car and climbed out. The suspect fought
with the officers for several minutes before they could
gain control.
June 16, 4700 block of Gulf Drive, animal bite. A
black dog, described as a pit bull, was taken into custody
by Manatee County Animal Control after the dog attacked
another dog on two separate occasions. Police were unable
to contact the dog's owner. A woman received scratches
and a bite while separating the pit bull from her dog, ac-
cording to police.
June 17, 500 block of 77th Street, theft. A man re-
ported that his brother stole three rifles from his gun cabi-
net and his Land Cruiser, which also had his cell phone
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him to return with the vehicle and weapons. When his
brother did not return, he contacted the police.
June 18, 7500 block of Palm Drive, disturbance. A
woman called police after her husband became irate with
her and stormed out of the house. Officers gave her a do-
mestic violence packet and advised her to call if there were
any further problems.
June 18, 300 block of 29th Street, assist EMS. Police
followed up on a report that a young girl was bitten in the
face by a Belgian sheep dog after accidentally stepping on
its tail. The father of the girl transported her to a facility
for medical treatment.
June 18, 3232 East Bay Drive, Subway, burglary. The
store manager called police to report several items miss-
ing from the cooler in the alley behind the store. Accord-
ing to police, the cooler showed signs of forced entry.
June 19, 46th Street Beach, theft. A woman reported
that two male juveniles stole her purse from her on the
beach. She pursued them and they eventually dropped the
bag. According to the report, nothing was missing from
the purse when the woman retrieved it.
June 19, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee County Public
Beach, burglary. A man reported several items stolen from
the trunk of his rental car, including a digital camcorder.
June 20, 200 block of 85th Street, criminal mischief.
Two garden lights valued at $50 were broken.
June 21, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee County Public
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about Ooh La La!. where my son Damon is chef/owner.
It's not closed and not for sale, unless someone waltzes
in and offers him a barrel full of money. And isn't just
about anything for sale if there's the elusive barrel of
money involved?
Ooh La La! is operating on "summer hours," as are
just about all Island establishments. It's open for
brunch and lunch starting at 11 a.m. Wednesday
through Saturday (yes, omelets. French toast and eggs
Benedict as usual) with breakfast beginning at 8 a.m.
on Sunday. Dinner is served Wednesday through Sun-
day from 5:30 p.m.
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and topped with a scrumptious tropical fruit salsa that
he makes daily of fresh mango. papaya, pineapple,
finely chopped red onion and fresh cilantro.
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invited you to the bar before dinner for a "little liba-
tion."
Most of the pirates that remained at the Buc, alas,
were of the molded fiberglass or stuffed variety. The
marina remains in operation but there's no word of
plans for the expansive restaurant unless they have
a lodge in the works as we have proposed at Marina
Bay, the former Pete Reynard's restaurant.
The Blue Water will undoubtably be missed for its
outdoor tikii" bar, which hosted a commanding water-
front view of a working fish house and spoil islands
rich with birds and marine life.
We had a good laugh there one evening when one
of the regulars commented that one had to "wade
through mullet fishermen" to get to the bar. A lot of the
regulars from Key West Willy's, closed since a year
ago January, frequented the Blue Water. We're left to
wonder where they'll migrate to now.
In Holmes Beach, Peaches Ice Cream and Sand-
wich Shop in the shopping center with the Sand Dol-
lar gift shop, Ooh La La!, the newspaper and Home
True Value Hardware, among others, is closed. But
Peaches, named as such for his pet bird by a previous
owner, is reincarnated as Parrot Cafe, oddly enough,
and reopened earlier this month.
The new owner is Karen Cicero, formerly of the
Key Royale clubhouse crew, and she's added breakfast
to the menu and a salad bar. Some of the newspaper
staff tried it out for lunch last week and the addition of
French fries to the menu received a nod of approval
here. The take-out salad bar, priced by the pound, is
nice for persnickety do-it-yourself salad makers.
A post-season visit to the Pier Restaurant on the
historical Anna Maria City Pier was a great pleasure,
thanks to perennial waitress Prew, musician Howie
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Extinctions of bridges, language, boat launches


"Bo's Bridge" is in the news again.
You may remember the controversy about the
Florida Panhandle bridge dating back from the mid-
1990s. Nicknamed after former Florida House of Rep-
resentatives Speaker Bo Johnson, the $52 million
bridge crossed Pensacola Bay to Santa Rosa Island.
Johnson pushed a bunch of the bridge's funding
through the legislature while he was in office, sort of
a giant turkey-type project.
Bo's bridge is a story of nothing's going right. The
bridge pretty much went nowhere, and critics said its
construction would only spur development on fragile
barrier islands. Santa Rosa Island, the bridge touch-
down point, was for the most part undeveloped at the
time the bridge was proposed.
During construction, the contractor was cited for
dumping debris in the bay, and last year pleaded guilty
to the charges.
Consultants overinflated anticipated motorist ac-
tivity on the bridge, and pretty much admitted they
just made up numbers without any basis of justifica-
tion. Traffic on the bridge is about half what was es-
timated.
Tolls on the bridge have been upped from $2 to
$2.50 in an attempt to offset huge financial losses, fur-
ther driving motorists away from the bridge.
The value of the bonds sold to finance construction
of the bridge has gone in the toilet, and the bridge au-
thority is just about ready to default. An attempt to bail



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The $1.4 million allocation made it through both the
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Jeb Bush.
"He doesn't believe the state needs to take on this
fiscal responsibility," a Bush spokesperson said.
Duh! Without state bailout funds, it looks as if the
bridge authority will default on its next bond payment,
opening the door for bondholders to start suing every-
body in sight. It doesn't look like it will be pretty.
As the bridge authority chair said regarding the
state-financed loan attempt and subsequent Bush veto,
"You can't shoot a dog too many times before he's
dead. That's what's been done to us. This was a direct
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bringing to mind rats and sinking ships.
By the way, bridge forums for the Anna Maria Is-
land Bridge repair, replacement or whatever will start
later this summer.

Down to the sea in ships: not
Technological advancements have terminated
one of the oldest traditions in shipbuilding, the
gentle glide down a runway into the water for a
vessel's inaugural launching.
Bath Iron Works in Maine is forgoing the in-
clined shipways in favor of a bathtub-lock system.
So much for the streamers and shattered bottle of
champagne at a ship's christe.iiig.
The slide to the water dates back to Phoenicians.
The ship rests in a cradle on tracks. The tracks are
greased and, with a nudge, the ship slips into the wa-
ter.
By the way, Bath the town has a very, very
long history of shipbuilding. The first vessel built in
America by English colonists was launched just a few
miles away in 1607. Bath Iron Works built 84 destroy-
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Tarpon, trout is what it's about this week


The weekly survey of charter captains and bait and
tackle operators reveals a continuing level of fishing
success in almost all locations including far offshore,
the passes, the flats, the bay and even off the beach.
There are lots of reports of tarpon being caught
weighing up to 150 pounds. Speckled sea trout up to 22
inches are widely reported this week as well.
In an almost uniform response. the survey reveals
what appears to be one of the best fishing seasons in
years around the Island. The wide range of fish being
caught currently has impressed even those with long
memories.
Catches last week include tarpon, trout. mackerel.
small snook, pompano, yellowtail snapper, mangrove
snapper, mahi mahi (dolphin), whiting, grouper and
shark.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach reports catching tarpon from 75 to 130
pounds. He also reeled in speckled sea trout 16-19
inches in length. He caught mackerel and shark, as well
as tarpon, which at 130 pounds is the second-largest
reported to us this week.
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait and Tackle
reports good fishing even on the beaches where cus-
tomers are landing late-season snook, which tend to be
the small catch-and-release variety.
Gause said the snook tend to be available in the
early morning, along with pompano and whiting. From
the flats come reports of larger snook, redfish and
speckled trout. Offshore are where the tarpon are hit-
ting with 100-pound catches not unusual.
Capt. Thorn Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road scored lots of trout and small catch-and-release
snook. The trout were up to 21 inches and "widely
available," according to Smith.
Widely available to a professional charter captain
may be different from what is normally experienced in
the bow of a friend's skiff, but nevertheless, they're
around, according to all reports.
Capt. Mike Greig of Captain Mike's Charters
in Holmes Beach said trout are being caught up to 22
inches on the flats. He reports sharks in the passes and
tarpon outside up to 120 pounds.
Capt. Steve Salgado on the Compleat Angler
wins the fish-of-the-week prize with a 150-pound tar-
pon. He also reports pulling in cobia ranging in size


from 15 to 40 pounds.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide out of
Holmes Beach is fishing far offshore and coming up
with red grouper, yellowtail snapper, mangrove snap-
per up to 18 pounds and mahi mahi (dolphin) to 10
pounds. which are caught and released.
Capt. Justin Moore on the Prima Donna II is
focused on tarpon and reports catches of silver kings up
to 100 pounds in Tampa Bay.
Capt. R.W. Best from the Happy Hooker is find-
ing king mackerel from 20 to 40 pounds, snapper top-
ping 10 inches, grouper and "lots of sharks on the
reefs." He had blacktip sharks up to 4 feet long.
Capt. Sam Kimball on Legend Charters out of
Annie's Bait and Tackle reported grouper and snapper
hitting at depths of 80 to 110 feet. The cobia, which are
biting around the wrecks and artificial reefs, are com-
ing in at 10-15 pounds. Further out, past the passes,
he's seeing 3- to 6-foot blacktip sharks and Spanish


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And finally this week, Capt. Zach Zacharias on
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fishing in coming days.
He's been catching snapper, flounder and catch-
and-release snook in Longboat Pass. In the Gulf, it's
the same story: tarpon, shark and Spanish mackerel.
Zach said his trips had consistent success off Bean
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Sandscript
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 22
cent of all the languages on. the planet won't be spoken
by the end of the century.
There are 6,800 languages on Earth. Half are spo-
ken by fewer than 2,500 people right now. Experts say
the threshold for a language to pass from one genera-
tion to another is 100,000 people. The numbers just
aren't there.
Language extinction is caused by war, genocide,
fatal natural disasters and government bans, global lin-
guists say.
Granted, there isn't much demand for Udihe, Eyak
or Arikapu speakers these days, since there are 100, six
and one respective speakers of the three. Marie Smith,
S83, of Anchorage, Alaska, is the last person to speak
Eyak.
"It's horrible to be alone," she was quoted as say-
ing. "I am the last person who talks in our language."
I feel very sad for Ms. Smith. Imagine having an
entire language die out with your passing.


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There is some good news, though. In 1983 there
were fewer than 1,000 people who spoke Hawaiian. An
organization was formed to reintroduce Hawaiian in
the schools there, and in 1999 the first group of high
school students graduated speaking the native tongue.
There are now about 10,000 people who can habla
Hawaiian.

'Queen of Spoofs'
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Met James Swain, author of "Grift Sense," the
other day. Swain's character is a retired police detec-
tive who is hired as a consultant to view videotapes
from casinos to tell security staff how people are cheat-
ing while gambling in their establishments.
Swain is writing about what he knows: A former
magician, he is also a veteran gambler who was able to
finance his college education from his winnings at the
tables. He mesmerized us with card tricks while
autographing his book.
"I've spent the last 32 years with a deck of cards
in my hands," he said after I mentioned that it didn't
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requirements and private beach access over the sea
oats. $865,000.


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how much I liked one of the more unusualycharacters
in his book. His character Mabel likes to place wacky
classified ads in the local newspapers for the spoof
value. Here's an example:
"Depressed, overweight, domineering older
woman, slight drinking problem, hyper, on food stamps
and oxygen. Would like to meet a cute young profes-
sion man with big abs and a foreign sports car, low
mileage. Please send current resume, blood test results
and nude photo for a platonic relationship."
"I know a woman who does that sort of stuff in
Sarasota," I told Swain.
He looked at me, blinked, and said, "Zeta. I based
Mabel on her."
Sure enough, Zeta Hayes, the "Queen of Spoofs"
as she calls herself, has made it into a book. Zeta used
to place ads in a newspaper I worked for, and we had
a few lengthy phone conversations. She's weird, but
funny, and Swain said he used some of her ads in "Grift
Sense."
It's a small world.

Sandscript factoid
Mexico President Vicente Fox is under fire by
critics because of his towels and bed linen. Fox paid
$443 per towel, $1,000 for a bed sheet and $19,000
for electronically operated curtains, all from tax-
payer funds, at his presidential palace in Mexico
City.
Makes the U.S. military purchase of $400 toilet
seats seem like a bargain, huh?


WATERFRONT HOMES:
201 No. Harbor Dr........................... $949,000
2306 Canasta Dr....................;.......:. $895,000
520 72nd Street .............................. $489,900
523 68th Stredt...................... $479,000
628 Dundee Lane............................. $449,900
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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
W aters Edge ................................... $246,000
2101 Avenue B ............................. $229,500
Runaway Bay .................................. $134,900
DUPLEXES:


109 7th Street South ..........................
308 57th Street ..................................
2500 Gulf Drive ............................
106 7th Street ................ ..................


$329,900
$369,000
$825,000
$849,000


$359,000 ONE OF THE FEW
SGulffront condos available. 2BR/2BA
With security entrance, elevator and
heated pool. Bonuses are a one-car
garage and extra storage space. Turn-
key furnished. Appliances have been
updated. IB75628.
$225,000 WANT PRIVACY?
Accessible by boat only, this bayfront,
acre+ lot on Jewfish Key in Sarasota
Bay will do the trick. Great bay view
from one of 13 Parcels on this 26-acre island. Water,
septic and electric at site. Community dock, sandy
beaches. IB73855.

$289,000 BAYFRONT CONDO Furnished, 2BR/2BA
end-unit directly on the bay. Updated ceramic tile, new
carpet and window coverings. Steps to beach, heated pool.
Don Pampuch. IB75972.

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


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


LONGBOAT KEY LAGUNA YACHT VILLAGE.
New luxury single family home in nine-unit exclusive
subdivision. 3BR plus office and den. 3BA, assigned
boat docks on protected bayou, community pool/spa,
short walk to the Gulf of Mexico. Boating water with
no bridge obstruction to the Intracoastal Waterway.
Priced at $659,000. Call Carol or Clarke Williams
744-0700 eves.


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PERICO SHORES LAKEFRONT 3BR/2BA. Quality home.
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ANNA MARIA


SuniiCoast
REAL ESTATE, LLC






Gloria Schorpp Helen White Mary Ann Schmidt

BEACH HOUSE
4BR/4BA turnkey furnished beach house west of
Gulf Drive in historic Anna Maria City. Large lot,
great rental. $495,000.
PERICO ISLAND
2BR/2BA Perico Island condo with view of pond.
Screened porch, walk-in closet, washer/dryer, sec-
ond floor end unit. Great location! $137,900.
WESTBAYPOINT & MOORINGS CONDO 2BR/
2BA immaculate, turnkey furnished. View of lush
landscaping and heated pool. Ceramic tile and
Berber carpeting, glassed-in lanai. $289,900.
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.
PALMA SOLA BAYFRONT
3BR/4.5BA contemporary cedar home. Panoramic
clew of Palma Sola Bay. More than 5,000 sq. ft. of
living area. Cathedral ceiling, elevator, loft, family
room, den, pool and spa, deck and boat dock.
$699,900.
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.
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.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB
2BR/2BA Gulffront turnkey-furnished condo.
Gorgeous Gulf view, beautiful beach, heated pool,
excellent rental income. $475,000.


Julie Gilstrap-Royal


Patti Marifjeren


ANNUAL RENTALS
SUNBOW BAY
Spacious 1BR/1BA condo $795 month

SEASONAL RENTALS
Condominiums and Homes Weekly/Monthly
from $500 week / $1000 month

779-0202 (800) 732-6434

ANNA MARIA

MLS a SunCoast
REAL ESTATE, LLC

Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 www.suncoastinc.com
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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 fini-
als) including two mattresses and pop-up unit
$285. Can deliver. Call 753-7118.

COINS FROM Royal Mint, non-circulated, presen-
tation case with Princess Di and Prince Charles
silver crown, $45; Elizabeth II 25th Jubliee Crown
$10; Festival of Britain 1951 silver crown $20; sil-
ver 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 per-
son or event in history. From Tverskaya Post Of-
fice. $50. 792-4274.

LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE, NH. Turnkey, 1997 40-
foot camper with pullout, 8x24 foot deck, two screen
houses, fully landscaped, lot rent paid until October.
Excellent condition. Leave hot summers and enjoy
fall northeast foliage. Call 941-779-9842.

KENMORE AUTOMATIC compact washer, like
brand new. Used very little, $125 or best offer. 761-
1133, call after noon.

EXECUTIVE OAK DESK 42x72, oak lateral file, sec-
retary/computer desk, computer, printers. 778-0536.


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


SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 9am-lpm. GE spacemaker
microwave, mission table, sleeper sofa, double
bed, headboard, glass tables and household items.
2300 Canasta Drive, Bradenton Beach.

I WAS RAINED OUT! Bigger yard sale! Saturday,
June 30 only, 8am-1pm. Furniture, lamps, adult
and girl's clothes, kitchen items. 236 Oak Ave.,
Anna Maria.


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.

LOVABLE 4-year-old cat needs a home. Spade
and de-clawed. Michelle, 778-0263.


MIATA COVER used once. $75, cost $155 new.
Protect that little beauty! 778-7199.


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 in-
formation 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.
Vacation/long term. Bottom painting. Capt. John's
Marina, 792-2620.

CHARTER FISHING/Island touring. Capt. Chris
Welson, 941-792-6065.




One of the biggest names
in mortgages is right in
your own backyard.
W eaen you choose Chase you
are guaranteed by a variety
of products offered by one of the
nation's top mortgage lenders.
Plus, the knowledge of loan
officers like Ron Hayes who
are familiar with and dedicated
to your local community. RON HAYES
So, whatever your mortgage
needs fixed rate, adjustable rate, jumbo, govern-
ment, call Ron local for a free consultation at
(941) 761-9808 (24 hours) or (800) 559-8025.
CHASE
Manhatton Mortgage Corporation


THE ISLANDER BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND!!


2217 GULF DRIVE NORTH BRADENTON BEACH, FL 34217
941 778-2246 800 211-2323


LARGE AND LUXURIOUS houseboat for sale,
$70,000. Shown by appointment only. Call for more
information. 704-4133.


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
Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
WE NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Library.
Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-6247.

OPPORTUNITIES: HONEST, DEPENDABLE, ener-
getic people. Waitress, breakfast daily; cleaning, bed
and breakfast and motel; laundry. Call 778-6335.

SPORTS AND FEATURE writer for thriving weekly
newspaper. Journalism experience a must. Mail,
fax or e-mail resume to The Islander, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach, FL. 34217. Fax 778-9392, e-
mail news@islander.org.

FULL AND PART-TIME housekeepers. Apply in
person, Surfside Econo Lodge. 778-6671.

HOME HELPER WANTED. One day per week,
9am-2pm. $10 per hour. References required. Is-
land home. Please phone 779-298.

LICENSED REAL ESTATE salespeople. Excellent
commission split. Small office, friendly. Helpful bro-
ker. Call Dolly for confidential Appointment, 778-
5427 after hours, or 778-0807 office.

GAL/GUY FRIDAY. Friendly, energetic, honest.
Able to manage office. Self-starter. Work Tuesday-
Saturday. 792-2620 days, 778-1086 evenings.



RENTALS
Annual / Seasonal / Monthly / Weekly

SEASONAL RENTAL


GULF SHORES CONDO Spacious 2BR/2BA and den, cathedral
ceilings and beautiful Gulf views! Call Michel Cerene 792-6546 eves.

lN REALTORS
5910 Marina Dr Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call 941-778-0770 Toll Free 800 741-3772
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK




SResort-style uving at
4Q TOWN & COUNTRY
PERICO
FEATURING:
Spacious 1 & 2 BR Apartments
Attractive Island Location
Pool & Spa
Fitness Center
Lake or Nature Views
Optional Garages
Free Boat Parking*
Roman Tubs
Small Pets Welcome





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941-795-4899
HOURS: Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5
Direcionsr From U.S. 41. travel west on Manatee
Avenue (SR 64) and across Palma Soa Couseway
to Perico Isand. Town & County Perco
wil be on the left.
j www.tchome.com
Limited time offer certain restrictions apply.
'Size restrictions apply.


142 Crescent, Anna Maria. A one-of-a-kind (meaning well built)
1950's art deco home situated on two lots with dock out back and
across the street for your use, is for rent seasonally for $1,800
per month for six months and one day for Fall 2001 Winter
2002. Utilities included. No tax.
Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, Fl 34216
Phone & Fax: (941) 778-1222
E-Mail: dougdowling@earthlink.net
www.dougdowling.com





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CHRISTEN'S KIDDY PLAYHOUSE. Babysitting at
my house. Experienced, trained, certified, dedi-
cated, dependable. Available evenings and week-
ends. $8 per hour, conveniently located in Anna
Maria. Call Christen at 778-7918.



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

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

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

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

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

WALL & CEILING REPAIR Water damaged dry-
wall, hand and spray texture, professional painting.
Reliable-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 summer
cleaning today. Free estimates 778-0944. Lic/ins.








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While they last .
Canalfront lot in Anna Maria $295,000.
Ask for Pat Staebler, Real Estate Associate
Phone/Fax: 941-778-0123
E-mail: GrannysBeach@aol.com
409 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, FL 34216


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.

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.

Certified computer teacher. 40 years experience.
No book, school or person can teach you like I can.
using audio/video aids. 383-5372.

SOS SERVICES. Full service cleaning/organiza-
tioh for your entire home. Professional, experi-
enced, and references. Free estimates. Call
Sharon, 920-1992.

ROYAL MAID SERVICE. Licensed, bonded, insured,
free estimates. Gift certificates available. 727-9337.

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

PUT YOUR HOUSEWORK in our hands. Free es-
timates, references, all work guaranteed. Call
Laureen or John at L&J Supreme Klean, 753-6843.

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CLEANING: TWO GIRLS and A Mop. Insured,
excellent references. Call for a free estimates.
751-2168.

RLO TILE INSTALLATION. Excellent references, qual-
ity work, reasonable rates. Contact Bob, 228-0550.

"HANDY ANTHONY" Jack of Most Trades! 20-year
Island resident. painting, masonry, plumbing/elec-
trical repairs. Installation of floors, windows, cabi-
nets. 778-6000.

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.

IS CLEANING A MUST, but you've no time to fuss?
Give me your dust? Residential and commercial
cleaning. Errands, ironing, etc. Low rates, free es-
timates. Island references available. Leave mes-
sage, 778-7769.

RESIDENTIAL AND RENTAL cleaning service!
Also professional carpet cleaning, no job too small!
Very reasonable rates. Call 778-1098.



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.



5500 Marina Drive
I-' Ml O Holmes Beach, FL
941-779-2580
Tropical Fax:941779-2602
Prncpa li After Hours:
Uroperti Larry Albert 725-1074
Greg Oberhofer 720-0932


NORTH POINTE HARBOUR
New 5BR/3.5BA home. Deep-water canal access
to Tampa Bay. Maple cabinetry with granite
countertops. Ceramic tile and wood floors. Eleva-
tor. New seawall. July occupancy. $995,000.
Bayfront with incredible view of Tampa Bay. 3BR/
3.5BA (two master suites). Gourmet kitchen, fire-
place, dock, boat lift and seawall. $1,085,000.
BUILD YOUR NEW ISLAND BEACH HOUSE
Two great lots: 803 Gladiolus St. $340,000
303 South Bay $295,000
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OPENING DOORS TO


SNEAD ISLAND WATERFRONT. Enjoy
manatee watching from your dock. No bridges
to Gulf. Tranquil canalfront, enormous home,
over 2,400 sq.ft. with pool and oversized lot.
$269,000. Ruth Lawler, 856-0396. 74437

WATERFRONT
PRIVATE WATERFRONT PARCEL with seawall
on sailboat water. "As-is" home or build your dream
home. Great waterfront opportunity. $299,900.
Sandy Drapala, 749-5797 or Kathy Marcinko, 713-
1100.73055
STUNNING WATER VIEWS highlight nearly every
room. Wonderful boating, fishing and skiing awaits
the owner of this exquisite Warner's West Bayou
home. 5 or 6BR. Beautiful pool and dock. Spacious
newly remodeled kitchen and 21 by 12 ft. formal din-
ing room. $799,900. Sandy Drapala, 749-5797 or
Kathy Marcinko, 713-1100. 75552


MANATEE COUNTY







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 vatk to beach:
$1,275,000.. John Zismran, -''-, 2 504.62
MAINLAND- :
IMMACULATE VILLA with jpl lar, arched door-
ways, enclosed lanai. Patib,fiii ;t.:'.b v.el t .ar'
and more. Many' new cr ity iinrjrovements
make this maintenance frdaomehi alfurlng. $145,000.
Cindy Pierro, 31910457. 791
THIS PALMA SOLA PARK BEAUTY IS LOADED
with charm and character. Two-story Spanish home
built in 1925. 5 or 6BR/5.5BA on almost an acre of
land with caged pool. Totally updated as well as
plumbing and electrical wiring. $699,000. Janet Orr,
792-7363. 72038


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2BR/2BA HOLMES BEACH CONDO
Fantastic view overlooking nature preserve and the
Intracoastal waterway. Great location near shopping
and beaches. This three-year new unit includes
washer/dryer, all window treatments, storage shed,
covered parking for two cars and pool.
For sale by owner $150,000.
Call 941-778-1260 or 941-778-3097


REAL ESTATE .

OF ANNA MARIA
778-0455 9906 Gulf Drive Anna Maria
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Endless Bay Views
Watch the dolphins play from this 2BR/2BA ground level bayfront
home. Expansive bay views. Tucked away on a quiet street in
Holmes Beach. Plenty of room for expansion. Unlimited potential.
Priced to sell at $439,000.


Michae'l Saunders & Company
Licensed Real Estate Broker I


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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
^SandV's\ Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
awn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
SWe Monitor Irrigation Systems
SService INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
778-1345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
Established in 1983

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Residential Commercial
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Quality work ati a reasonable price." -
Licensed/Insured Serving Anna Mario Island Since 1986 761-8900


Paradise Improvements 778-4173
-- Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
ui Replacement Doors and Windows
"--' Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
Lic#CBC056755


RICK BOYCE CONSTRUCTION
From the smallest repairs to major overhaul ...
I do it all and you SAVE.
778-5075 798-0078 PAGER
20-years Island experience Insured Lic.# CGC038546



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


EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN
LANDSCAPING IRRIGATION MULCH, SHELL, SOIL,
SHRUBS PALM TREES ORCHIDS
HERBS MEXICAN POTTERY CHIMENEAS
Tuts-Fr; 10-4 Sat 10-2
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WATiERIN( RlESTRICTIONS
Rules in effect for Manatee County:
> Lawn and landscape watering is limiilted to oneI
day a week.
Addresses ending in even numbers (or A NM!:
Tuesday.
> Addresses ending iln odd nu LI iCers (or N Z):
Sunday.
> Irrigation not allowed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Irrigation wilh recatccd waste water allowed any
time.)
Owners can wash their vehicles anytime as longi
as they use a hand-held hose with a shut-olT noiizlc.
(Pull the car on the lawn to wash!)
> Rinsing boats and flushing of boat motors is
allowed for ten minutes daily.
> Hand-watering of plants. NOT LAWNS, is
permitted any day.
Questions or comments? Call the South-
west Florida Water Management District
(Swiftmud) toll-free: 1-800-423-1476.


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

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



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

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



CODY'S CARPET Cleaning and Upholstery Clean-
ing Need your carpets cleaned right, call Cody's.
Owner operated since 1984. Satisfaction guaran-
teed as always 714-0668.



VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. Dan or Bill, 795-5100 or cell 809-3100.

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 esti-
mates. 35-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at
778-1730.

CHRISTIES PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction.
Free estimates, no overtime charges. Now certi-
fying 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.

WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more
by Hunter Douglas and other major manufacturers.
Lifetime warranty. Call Island resident Keith
Barnett for a free in-home consultation. Many Is-
land references, 15 years experience. 941-778-
3526 or 730-0516.

THIRTY YEARS craftsman experience. Interior,
exterior, doors, stairs, windows and trim. Have
sawmill, will travel. 745-1043 Dan Michael, master
carpenter.

TILE TILE TILE. All variations of ceramic tile
supplied and installed. Quality workmanship,
prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call Neil,
726-3077.

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

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, depend-
able restoration/renovation expert, carpenter, fine
finishing 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.


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


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CARL V. JOHNSON JR. Contractor. Remodeling,
additions, new homes, design service. Free esti-
mates. Call, 941-795-1947. Lic #RR-0066450.



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

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

FURNISHED, SECURE 2BR/2BA condo. Deep-water
dock, covered parking, pool, spa, tennis, recreation,
workout rooms. Near beaches, perfect for boating fam-
ily. No smoking/pets. $3,000/month. 798-2000.

1BR/1BA WESTBAY COVE. Turnkey, shopping,
beach, heated pool and tennis. February, March
and April. Old Florida Realty, 778-3377.

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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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 in-
formation.

VACATION RENTALS 2BR apartments across
from beautiful beach. $350 per week. Summer
dates still available. Almost Beach Apartments
778-2374.

SUMMER SPECIAL 1BR/2BA, furnished, steps
from beach, Anna Maria Island. Pets are welcome.
$350/week: $1,198/month. Call Gulf Drive Apart-
ments, 778-1098.

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. $950/month for large side and
$750/month for smaller side. Call 941-761-9808.

SEASONAL 2BR/2BA. Two-car garage, fully fur-
nished. including utilities, new appliances, non-
smokers, no pets. $2,300/month. 779-2805.

BRADENTON BEACH DUPLEX on Intracoastal,
dock. davits, two blocks to beach. 3BR/2BA, inside
laundry, annual $900 per month. First, last, secu-
rity. 727-784-3679 or 727-542-7020.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB: Direct Gulf front
2BR/2BA. Great fall rates! August-December 2001.
Ask about our Fall 2001 and May 2002 Golf Spe-
cial. Frank 716-454-7434.

ANNUAL RENTAL. 1BR/1BA duplex unit only 400
feet to beach in Anna Maria. Two units available.
$700/month plus utilities and security. No pets.
Anna Maria Realty. 778-2259.

BAYFRONT COTTAGES with docks. Turnkey,
beautiful views, breezy, quiet area. No pets/smok-
ing. Priced from $700/month, $350/week. 941-794-
5980. www.divefish.com. .

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.

HOLMES BEACH, NICE 2BR/2BA duplex. Garage,
screen porch, shade tree, quiet area, no pets.
$800/month annual. 776-1789.


1BR UNFURNISHED, two blocks from beach. Call
Mary Ann, 727-461-3384 or 727-466066.

ELEVATED DUPLEX, 2BR/2BA. Covered parking,
locked storage, washer/dryer hook-up. $750/
month, plus $750 deposit. 2415 Ave. C, Bradenton
Beach. Monthly rental. 778-6387.

HOLMES BEACH. Nice 2BR/2BA duplex, garage,
screened porch, shade tree, quiet area, no pets.
$800/month, annual. 776-1789.

2BR/2BA ANNUAL unfurnished. Bright and spa-
cious, new kitchen, appliances, tile, washer/dryer,
etc. Quiet, secure neighborhood, close to beach.
$900/month, first, last and security. Small pet con-
sidered, nonsmokers preferred. 778-9798 or 305-
296-1127. Available July 15.

3BR/3BA GARDEN OASIS. One block to beach.
Extra large with private in-law suite. Must see. Six
month or annual, $1,650/month, furnished/unfur-
nished. 778-5225.

ANNUAL TOWNHOUSE RENTALS. 2BR furnished or
unfurnished. Pool and community dock. $900/month,
walk to Palma Sola. Beach real Estate Mart. 756-1090.

ANNUAL RENTAL, 1BR/1BA Bradenton Beach.
One block to beach/bay, $625/month and $625
deposit. 203 Second St. N., #1. 813-258-2411.

FOR RENT, 2BR/2BA, 2919 Ave. C. References,
appointment only, 792-8898.

CHARMING ISLAND HOME on deep-water canal.
2BR/2BA. Completely furnished, garage, laundry,
dock, many extras. $600/week, $1,800/month. Call
for details: 813-286-9814.

ANNA MARIA GULF-FRONT vacation rental.
Large, 2BR, lovely furnished interior. Porch, patio,
beach, homey atmosphere. No pets, owner, 778-
3143.
LAND STORAGE. Boats, vehicles. New aluminum
shed 12 by 14 feet. In and out any time. Long/short
term. Do your own small maintenance repair. 4519
119th St. W., Cortez. 761-7471.

1BR/1BA FURNISHED apartment. Waterfront,
clean, comfortable. Ideal for boaters, fishermen's.
$675/month includes utilities. $400/month, security.
No pets. 778-1086.

ANNUAL RENTALS, Holmes Beach, close to
beach. 2BR/2BA large duplex with pool $950/
month. 1BR/1BA furnished with pool $700/month,
first last and security. No pets. 795-7805.

FURNISHED 1BR apartment. $450/month, $50 se-
curity. 778-3938.

2BR/2BA HOUSE with garage. Furnished or unfur-
nished. Annual, available immediately. 795-1132.


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260 FEET on Palma Sola Bay, zoned RDD4.5., Reduced
$199,000. Call Sam Watkins, Coldwell Banker, 3211-8323.

ESTATE-SIZED LOT $199,900, 2.3 acres in town.
$50,000 below appraised price. Trades considered.
Town & Shore Realty, 383-3840.

BRADENTON BEACH, 5 units, 4-1BR/1BA, plus
2BR/1BA cottage with wood floors. Renovated,
very cute. Great area. 203 Second St. N. $399,000.
813-223-919-3.

BEAUTIFUL CANALFRONT lot, no bridges. 11,350
sq. feet, $370,000 (just $33 per square foot!) by
owner. E-mail: oliverZorn@web.de, fax: 01149-
91335230.

PERSONALITY PLUS. This Island home with
mom-in-law quarters has new tile throughout, fresh
paint and is only one lot from the bay. Quiet street
in Holmes Beach. 3BR/2.5BA, fireplace, laundry
room. $269,000. Call Yvonne Higgins at Wagner
Realty to see today. 720-3879.


WATERFRONT HOME with dock, clean/crisp,
$299,900 and choice deep-water lot with full sea-
wall, $179,900. Both very close to Lemon"Bay, no
bridges, located just south in the Englewood/
Manasota area. It's what Anna Maria used to be 20
years ago. Owner, 570-943-2516.

PERICO BAY CLUB. Spacious 3BR/2BA condo on first
floor overlooking Palma Sola Bay. Newly decorated with
elegant finishing touches in living room, foyer and kitchen.
Glassed-in lanai with hurricane shutters. Screened side
lanai, also with hurricane shutters. Immaculately main-
tained. Heated pool, garage, gated community with 24-
hour guards. $289,000. 1193 Edgewater Circle, Perico.
Call for appointment, 941-794-5305.

BEACH LOVER wants small house or duplex on
Anna Maria/Holmes Beach for under $200,000
cash. 352-588-4613.

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


WOW! PLUS A DOCK. 3BR/2BA house. New
kitchen, roof, A/C 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. $279,500. Don or Karen Schroder, Re/
Max Gulfstream Realty, 778-2200.

EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real estate adver-
tising herein is subject to the Fair Housing Act, which
makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation or
discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handi-
cap, familial status or national origin, or intention to make
any such preference, limitation or discrimination." Famil-
ial status includes children under age of 18 living with par-
ents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people
securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will
not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which
is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed
that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are avail-
able on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of dis-
crimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777, for the
hearing impaired (0) 1-800-543-8294.


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gutters and fresh paint both inside and out! There is a fully-fenced back yard with lovely
trees and plantings, easy-care pebbled landscaping and charming playhouse/storage
shed building. Located on a quiet, secluded street within a short stroll of Bayfront Park,
this endearing hideaway will make the ideal vacation retreat. Priced to sell at $329,900.

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LUSH TROPICAL SETTING Updated 2BR/2BA 2BR/2BA CONDO Enjoy beautiful Gulf views from
condo in popular Westbay Point and Moorings. Unit is your living room in your new Island getaway. This
turkey fumished and has a great view of the heated unit is tastefully furnished and the complex has
pool. Nice view of the bay from a fully enclosed and air- many amenities including clubhouse, pool and
conditioned lanai. Gorgeous views of Watson's Bayou tennis courts. $399,000. Call Quentin Talbert
from front porch. This one won't last long at $260,000. 778-4800 or 704-9680. MLS#74843
Call Dick Maher or Dave Jones at 778-4800.



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NEW CONSTRUCTION Elevated Island duplex
in a quiet and highly desirable neighborhood.
2BR/2BA on both sides French doors to wooden
deck from every bedroom. Mammoth storage
rooms, covered parking and manufacturer's
warranty on all appliances, A/C and roof.
$295,000. Call Jane Grossman or Nicole
Skaaas at 778-4800 or 795-5704.


TOTALLY RENOVATED 2BR/2BA duplex min-
utes to the beach. New carpet and tile, two
screened porches and covered parking. Excel-
lent investment opportunity at only $149,900.
Call Jane Grossman or Nicole Skaggs at
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19 Wrapping weight
20 Father of English
empiricism
21 Falcon's home
22 It's almost pointless
23 One who's always
busy with
appointments
26 Eastern holidays
27 Photographer's request
28 Pang
29 Heavy. Z-twist cotton
30 It may be present
31 Pleasurable pursuit
35 "Wheel of Fortune"
request
36 "I'm listening"
38 Hobby store purchase
39 Call-day connection
40 French income
43 European in the news
46 In addition to
49 mater
50 The very latest
53 Diplomat born in
Cape Town
54 One way to stand
55 They may be hard
to change
56 Where hops are dried
60 Cobb et al.


CABINETWORK
by David J. Kahn / Edited by Will Shortz
61 Record producer's
work
62 Arthritis complaint


63 Kind of magazine
65 1919 Puhlzler-.l.' ri.-,,i ',
autobiography, with "The"
71 Red
72 Town in Bergen County,
N.J.
73 Offshoot
74 Prefix with play or cast
75 "Scream" extra
76 Excited answer to "Who
wants dessert?"
78 Jamaican pop
79 Security concern
80 Mickey Mantle's nickname.
with "the"
84 Day of the month
85 Stained-glass windows, in
some old cathedrals
88 July 1944 battle area
89 Trickles
91 Mayo is part of it
92 Be late
93 Women's soccer star
Michelle
95 Date
96 Exercise may increase this
102 Animal with a snout
107 Like ponies
109 Spinning
110 Not settle
112 Shebat follower


113 Denial, maybe
116 Romp
117 Bothered
118 Big name in el&
119 Sicilian city
120 Actor MacLach
121 Sealy rival
122 Lab work
123 Knock off


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2 Polynesian's mode of
travel
3 "Loot" dramatist
4 Quite a while
5 "__ of the Mind"
(Shepard play)
6 With no great success
7 Verbally assails
8 Green-lighted
9 Handle
10 View from Giza
11 -mutton
12 Synthetic fiber
13 "Sprechen Deutsch?"
14 A pop
15 Big bash
16 Unroofed
17 Discuss
18 Polite response
24 Ashley's rival
25 Amex unit: Abbr.
29 Intimidate
32 Kind of greens
33 Dust Bowl farmers
34 Dali's life?
37 Break
40 "Jungle Fever" actress
41 Takeout
42 One of the Bobbsey
twins
44 _center
45 Good faith
46 Words before ready or
time
47 "Spin City" actor
48 Old Calif. training base
49 Notice
51 It might make a career
in the city
52 Marshal of fighting fame
57 Like some desserts


STUMPED? No.0617


58 Like words
59 The "Working Girl" girl
and others
61 More, in Merida
63 Elvis, at times
64 a Rock"
66 Saddle holder
67 Like Wilbur Wright,
to Orville
68 Flemish painter
Adam van _
(teacher of Rubens)
69 Lyrically written
70 Libertine
76 Persona


77 National Boss Day mo.
78 Kind of tobacco
79 See 100-Down
81 Roaring drunk
82 Thom shoes
83 Royal Norwegian name
85 Invention of
World War I
86 Vitamin direction
87 Clipper's target
90 Site of ancient Roman
ruins
94 Bring out
97 Olympian Johnson
98 Matchless


99 Gossip
100 With 79-Down, a
B'way hit
101 Pick
103 "Auntie Mame" character
Gooch
104 True Value purchase
105 "- good!"
106 Plot over
108 Della's creator
111 Pres. Jefferson
113 They prosecute perps
114 When to take a Lille
vacation?
115 Murray of Hollywood


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2BR/2BA with great riverviews! Secure building with el-
evator, clubhouse, sauna, fitness, kitchen and big pool.
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SUNBOW BAY Bayfront complex across from new
Publix on Anna Maria Island. 2BR/2BA, turnkey fur-
nished. New washer and dryer. Two blocks to beaches.
$147,500. Rose Schnoerr, 778-2261. MLS#73887


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MIRROR LAKE Easy-care ceramic tile and hardwood
floors in this 2BR/2BA end-unit with fireplace and Jacuzzi
tub. Enjoy the heated pool or a short drive to beach.
MLS#76010. $74.900. Noreen Roberts, 778-2261.


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EAST BRADENTON Two houses and huge double
three-car garage on 7.3 acres, 4.8 acres commercial and
2.5 acres residential. Great opportunity. Lots of potential.
$349.900. MLS#74930. Chard Winheim, 778-2261.


WESTBAY COVE SOUTH. Upstairs end-~nit.,
Panoramic view of Intracoastal. where Anna Maria
meets Sarasota Bay. Pool, tennis courts. $245,000.
Bobye Chasey, 778-2261. MLS#73159


SCOTT TERRACE 3BR/2BA open plan on a cul-de-
sac. Appealing home that shows pride of ownership.
Fireplace, ceramic tile, vaulted ceiling and skylight.
MLS#76028. $119,900. Susan Hollywood, 778-2261.





Coldwell Banker Real Estate on Anna
Maria Island has.openings for just two
agents. We ar- bu-:, producers and a
very congenial office. If you would like
to know more of the advantages of
working in our new office, call Pat
Emmett at 792-8200, in confidential.



ANNUAL RENTALS

Pine Bay Forest 2 units, each
3BR/2BA, vaulted ceilings, fireplace.
$1,050-$1,250. ;
SFlamingo Cay 3BR/2BA pool home,
furnished, short or long term. $1,500.
Call Barbara Parrish, 778-9611
or toll free 1-877-651-0123.


ELLENTON vacant land, two lots together on a comer
setting. Area of fine homes. Drive by. Sign is on prop-
erty. Very nice area in Ellenton that is close to every-
thing! $55,000. MLS#75427. Patty Stump, 778-2261.


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