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Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992) ( July 4, 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: July 4, 2001

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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Manatee -- Anna Maria
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00074389/00546

Material Information

Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: July 4, 2001

Subjects

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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Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
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Skimming the news ... Have a safe and happy Fourth of July!


Anna Maria



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Islander


"The Best News on Anna Maria Island"


ISLANDER


Volume 9, no. 34, July 4, 2001 FREE


City may face

lawsuit over

Tidemark

development
By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Tidemark's smooth sail through
Holmes Beach waters may amount to
rough seas for the city.
Lance Spotts and Dan and Tina
Howe, neighbors of Tidemark Resort
proposed at the former Pete Reynard's
restaurant location, have hired attorney
Dan Lobeck to oppose the development.
Lobeck, of Lobeck & Hanson in
Sarasota, also represents ManaSota-88
and Doris Schember in their_ fight
against Arvida's proposed Perico Island
development.
In a letter to Holmes Beach Mayor
Carol Whitmore and city commission-
ers, Lobek urged the city to deny the
comprehensive plan amendment and
rezoning when the issue comes before
the commission July 10.
Previously the matter was sched-
uled to be heard July 24, but in order to
meet the deadline for the second reading
of the ordinances, the meeting date had
to be advanced.
Lobeck urged the commission to re-
consider its approval of the resolution
that allows for the special exception use
as a marina and the site plan for Tide-
mark.
Commissioners voted 5-0 in favor
of the development after the first read-
ing of two ordinances last month that
pave the way for the 40-unit condo/ho-
SEE TIDEMARK, NEXT PAGE


Big thirst, first winner
Brandon Mills, 20 months, of Holmes Beach, had a big thirst and morm,
Joanie, was there to catch it on film. Her photo is the first weekly winner in
The Islander's Top Notch 2001 Photo Contest. Mills will receive an Islander
"More-Than-a-Mullet-Wrapper" T-shirt and her photo will be included with
seven more weekly winners in the grand prize contest.


Residents file

for Bay Drive

street vacation
By Paul Roat
In one of the biggest set of street
vacation requests in recent history, 20
homeowners are petitioning Bradenton
Beach to vacate portions of Bay Drive
South.
No filing fees have been paid as yet,
and therefore no dates have been set for
any public hearings on the vacations.
Area residents within the South Bay
Association, led by Ken Lohn, asked the
city to consider vacating the city right of
way to the upland landowners earlier
this year. Lohn, who has not been able
to attend the previous two meetings with
commissioners due to health reasons,
wrote to the city in February that "the
lack of city care, maintenance and polic-
ing of the land it owns is the major fac-
tor in contributing to any trashiness or
shabbiness that continues to afflict our
neighborhood."
Residents have complained about
vandalism, trash and crumbling seawalls
in the area. Since the city owns the land
abutting Anna Maria Sound, any sea-
walls built would probably be on city
property. Cost estimates to seawall the
entire stretch of property range at more
than $800,000.
The vacation proposal would be
done block by block from Fifth Street
South to 13th Street South. All upland
residents in each block would have to
agree to the vacation for the land to re-
vert from public to private use.
For that vacation to take place, resi-
dents would have to file the proper
documents to the city, with public hear-
ings and a formal decision on the matter
made by the city commission.


Tidemark
neighbors to
sue city
Lance Sports and
Tina and Dan
Howe, neighbors of
the proposed
Tidemark Lodge
development, plan
to file a lawsuit
against Holmes
Beach based on
issues with the city's
comprehensive plan,
the zoning change of
two residential lots
to commercial
property and the
special exception
use as a marina to
accommodate
Tidemark's plans.
Islander Photo:
Courtesy Jack Elka


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Murphy's Law at

work at Islander
If you noticed a less than colorful front page
on the June 27 Islander, you weren't in Oz.
You were experiencing one of several glitches
encountered by the newspaper when electronic photo
reproduction, computers, printers and an antiquated
news press operation collide in outer space.
Well, not quite, but if you know the difference
between RGB and CMYK, you know some of
what we mean. The front page photo last week was
saved into the wrong format (more computereze)
and passed by half a dozen scrutinizing pairs of
eyes unnoticed.
Add to that the speed of the presses and a few
bundles of test-run papers slipping through on the
production line, possibly mailed or bagged and
thrown in yards unnoticed, and you might have had
some blank pages in the middle of your newspaper.
We apologize for the errors. We can only hope
to improve in the future, having learned a small but
valuable lesson: check, check, check.


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PAGE 2 0 JULY 4, 2001 0 THE ISLANDER


Variance denial in Anna Maria headed to court


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
"Either way, the city will pay. Of that I am confi-
dent." So said Bill Moore, an attorney with the Sarasota
firm of Brigham Moore, speaking on behalf of the heirs
of the late John Rogell.
The Anna Maria City Commission voted to deny
a variance request from Susan Negele, Rogell's daugh-
ter, for property at 107 Elm St. on June 28. Negele is
representating her father's estate and is seeking to liq-
uidate the property for distribution among her relatives.
Negele has spent almost five years trying to get
permission to build on the property in order to get the
highest possible price. There is presently a contract for
purchase, contingent upon the variance approval, with
the listing price being $289,900.
The attempt to permit construction on the lot,
which extends beachward of other Gulffront homes in
the area, has taken Negele over numerous hurdles set
by the Florida Department of Environmental Protec-
tion, which has classified the lot as environmentally
sensitive. Those hurdles were successfully negotiated,
and that brought Negele to Anna Maria's Planning and
Zoning Board.
Earlier this year, Moore requested variances to the
rear and side setbacks on the property on behalf of
Negele. The section of the property the DEP said could
be built on is an odd, trapezoidal-shaped area at the rear
(east side) of the lot. It would necessitate an oddly
shaped house, ending on one side in a narrow point.
The P&Z board heard that request, but sent Moore
and Negele back to the drawing board to make revi-
sions regarding the placement of the driveway, emer-
gency access and drainage issues. The board also indi-
cated they were not convinced the requested variance
was the minimum setback required for the structure.
The next venue for the matter was the April 2( city
commission meeting where Moore presented a pro-
posal that reduced the size of structure's footprint from
952 to 665 square feet.
The city commission then sent Moore and Negele
back to the P&Z board, where further reductions to the
variance requested evolved, resulting in a request for
a 7-foot side variance 3 feet shy of the required 10-
foot setback.
"If ever there was a classic case for a variance, this
is it," said P&Z board member Chuck Webb. "Vari-
ances are granted only in cases of special circumstance


Thirteen volunteers will soon be working on mak-
ing the City of Anna Maria more beautiful. They were
named to the newly formed beautification committee at
a June 28 city commission meeting.
Among their first tasks will be establishing a policy
on memorial benches and making some of the beach
accesses more attractive.
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh named the members of
the committee and invited anyone else who is interested
in serving to contact him. "The more the merrier," he


Tidemark lawsuit threatened
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
tel, allowing the special exception use as a marina and
site plan review to pass as well.
Approval of the project would grant the develop-
ment a change in zoning for two low-density residen-
tial properties to commercial, and amends the future
land-use map.
"Clearly and without question," said Lobeck, "the
rezoning, special exception and site plan are inconsis-
tent with the Holmes Beach Comprehensive Plan. The
comprehensive plan amendment would be internally
inconsistent with that plan."
According to Lobeck, the Tidemark Resort directly
violates the provisions of the comprehensive plan
which require that hotel and resort residential uses be
located on the Gulf side of Holmes Beach, and which
prohibit any residential development in a commercial
district.
"As the city's comprehensive plan states," Lobeck
said, "the purpose of these provisions is to prevent high-
density hotel-resort development, which is incompatible
with the single-family residential neighborhoods on the
bay side of Holmes Beach. The expansion onto two ad-


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Moving to court
Anna Maria City commissioners denied a variance for this property at 107 Elm St., prompting owner Susan
Negele and her attorney to take the matter to court. The variance request was for setback relief Negele has
been trying to develop the property for more than five years. Islander Photo: Laurie Krosney


and the need for a variance is supposed to be inherent
in the property. Because of the DEP ruling, this prop-
erty cries out for a variance."
The board unanimously approved the new variance
request and Chairman Doug Copeland presented the
case to the city commission at its June 28 meeting.
Stephen Thompson, an attorney representing adja-
cent property owner Lisa Blanton, spoke in opposition
to the variance.
Without offering an explanation or reasoning, the
commission voted 3-2 to deny the request.
Vice Mayor Tom Skoloda and Commissioners Jay
Hill and John Michaels were opposed to the variance
request, while Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh and Commis-
sioner Linda Cramer voted to grant it.


Moore, whose firm specializes in property rights,
said the next step for Negele would definitely be to go
to court.
Moore said he will meet with his client next week
to decide which route to take. "It'll be one of two things
- either an appeal of the ruling, or we will go the other
direction and get an inverse condemnation," Moore
said.
If the matter is appealed, Moore said his client
would also be asking for attorney fees and damages
caused by the delays. If it is a matter of inverse con-
demnation and Negele is successful, the city will have
to buy the property at "fair market value, plus attorney
fees," which Moore said would be "in excess of
$359,000."
Moore said he would leave the decision of.which
way to go up to Negele.
"Formerly, we were interested in doing this in the
most reasonable way for Ms. Negele and the city. Now,
we no longer care about protecting the city," Moore
said.
"This decision was arbitrary and unreasonable and
we will let a judge sort it out," Moore said. "Typically,
cities are more adroit and reasonable about the way
they approach these matters.
"A city can't deny people the right to use their
property. Case law is full of legal precedents.
"I haven't seen many cases like this one with the
City of Anna Maria. Typically cities and counties are
more careful about the way they approve or deny prop-
erty rights.
"My client is honoring the wishes of her late father
to sell the property and distribute the proceeds. The city
can't just take someone's property rights like that."



space or enclosed dry storage space, marine fuel and
lubricant sale, onshore restaurant, onshore lodgings,
onshore sundries store and onshore sanitary facilities."
Lobeck argues that this provision is also inconsis-
tent with the comprehensive plan as it is being applied,
and therefore it is "legally ineffective."
Lobeck states the use is inconsistent because the
project being proposed, a hotel resort and restaurant
with dockage, is not being used as a "marina" by any
ordinary definition.
"If finally approved, the project would ultimately
be defeated by my clients' legal actions, which they
will pursue to conclusion if necessary," Lobeck states.
The lawsuit challenging the consistency of the
Tidemark special exception and site plan with the
Holmes Beach comprehensive plan will be filed on
behalf of Spotts and the Howes by July 12, according
to Lobeck.


said.
Vice Mayor Tom Skoloda will be the
commission's liaison to the committee. He said he
would help it get started and then bow out. No date has
been set for a first meeting.
Members of the committee are Diane Caniff,
Karen DiCostanzo, Tom Eiseler, Margaret Jenkins,
Carol Ann Magill, Elizabeth Moss, Jeanne Murray,
Frank Pypel, Elaine Deffenbaugh, SueLynn, Joe Vona,
Pennie Neumann and Louise Roby.

joining residential lots, as proposed, for a high-density
resort hotel is not only illegal, it is inappropriate.
"It is precisely this incompatibility that motivates
my clients to this challenge and litigation."
Lobeck also addressed the fact that the Holmes
Beach zoning code allows lodging as an ancillary use
to a marina. The special exception allows the property
to be used as a marina according to its definition in the
city's land development code.
The definition of a marina under the LDC is: "A
parcel or lot used as a commercial establishment for the
provision of rental of uncovered boat slips or dock


Tidemark hearing

advanced to July 10
The Holmes Beach City Commission has
added a meeting to its July schedule.
The two ordinances and resolution allowing
development of Tidemark Resort have been.
moved to the agenda for July 10 at 7 p.m.
Another matter authorizing the city to enter
into an interlocal agreement with Manatee County
will also be considered.


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THE ISLANDER 0 JULY 4, 2001 0 PAGE 3

Bradenton Beach man dies trimming trees Meetinrqs


David Maggar, 43, of Bradenton Beach was acci-
dentally electrocuted June 27 while e trimming trees at
129 52nd St. in Holmes Beach...-.
. :According to the police report. Mal l'r came in
cIntacI with a Iive po% er line \ while using a clh in sa. v
io trim tree limb, for homeowner Rub\ Lake..Luke told
Alficeis thai she ham known Mlag.gar for' eais and that, 1,
he has done work for her before.
Scott Meyerholz stated that ihe had nmet hliaggr
about an hour before the incident. According to the
police report, Maggar was up in the-tree cutting limbs
with the chain saw when he told Meyerholz he felt a
shock and thought he might be too close to the power


lines.
He asked Meyerholz to get a rope for him. When
Meyerholz returned Maggar appeared to be uncon-
scious and he called authorities.
Maggar was pronounced dead at the scene.
Wally Duffy, Florida Power and Light Co. inves-
'tigaitor, explained that if the trees i t:iouchin. the live
power line, it is grounded.
Duffy said that if the tree cutter is in the tree and
cuts off the branch that is crossing the power line, then
touches that branch, the current then goes through the
tree cutter, back to the tree he is touching and to the
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July 5, 6 p.m., budget work session.
July 10, 7 p.m., special city commission meeting: pre-bid
conference for building inspection professional services.
July 12, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
July 5, 7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda: re-
quest for vehicle repair payment, selection of a vice
mayor, amendment to alarm company contract for city
hall, special olympics request by Beach House restau-
rant, authorization for city clerk to sign election con-
tract with supervisor of elections, review of audio tape
of June 7 city commission meeting, commission re-
ports and public comment.
July 9, 1 p.m., budget work session.
July 11, 5 p.m., special city commission meeting on
recycling.
July 12, 1 p.m., city commission work session on
budget.
July 12, 6:30 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
July 6, 1 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting.
July 10, 7 p.m., special city commission meeting on
Tidemark project.
July 11,7 p.m., parks and beautification committee
meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

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Offices in Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach, Holmes
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July 4, for the holiday. Garbage, yard waste and recy-
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Turtles? Go east with Turtle Watch's Suzi Fox


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
If you think we have sea turtles on Anna Maria Island,
try traveling to the Atlantic side of Florida with Suzi Fox.
Jupiter Beach has about half the beach we have,
and more than 20 times the turtle nests. Fox found them
when she went on a field trip to the east coast, accom-
panied by Islander publisher Bonner Joy.
They were somewhat overwhelmed. "I stood in
front of my hotel at sunrise and looked right and left for
a hundred yards and counted 25 new crawls," Fox said.
A crawl is the track a female turtle makes waddling up
the beach from the sea to dig a nest and lay eggs.


Sunrise
At sunrise on the Jupiter Beach shoreline, it's hard
to miss the distinct "tractor" marks of the logger-
head turtle crawls in the grainy brown sand. New
crawls were prominent and prolific on the beach,
with previously marked nests cluttering the sand
above the tide line.


It is the most turtle-friendly place she's been an
area where turtles have to allow for humans, she said.
People pay strict attention to their lights, which if vis-
ible from the sand can entice mother and baby turtles
to their death upland, away from the sparkle of the sea
where instinct tells them to go.
"The lights are totally controlled," Fox said, "unlike
on Anna Maria Island where we have dreadful problems
every year. There, every business and residence and mu-
nicipality has all lights shielded from the beach. There are
signs all over warning against lights. And the state and
county and municipalities are strict about enforcement."
"The beach has obviously been renourished, and
with it a prime beach dune system was installed," Joy
said. "It runs the length of the beach as far as we
could see north and south. The two-story dune is loaded
with sea grapes, sea oats, ice plants and other beach
vegetation. And the sand, although brown and grainy,
appears to be choicy for loggerheads."
As for all those sea turtles, Fox said the Jupiter
Beach Turtle Watch monitors four miles of beach,
compared with Anna Maria's seven miles. There they
had already counted more than 2,300 nests, compared


view
A loggerhead
crawl and nest
on the beach is
visible through
Ps plants surround-
ing the dune
walkover at the
i Jupiter Beach
Resort. The
1 7turtle-friendly
red lights on the
walkover were
Amounted at ankle
height facing
away front the
beach.
with the Island's 98 at the time.
"We expected to see turtles on the beach overnight
like sand fleas, Joy said.
"We stayed out one night with a group from the
Florida Press Association waiting for a mother turtle to
arrive and we weren't disappointed. Just before high
tide at about 11 p.m. a loggerhead emerged from the
Atlantic about 75 feet from our group," Fox said. "It
was a first for all of them, including the publisher of the
Naples Daily News, Dean Ridings, executive director
of the FPA, his family and about 10 others. Unfortu-
nately, she retreated without nesting."
None of the Jupiter-area nests have to be caged or
fenced to protect the eggs and the hatchlings from human
interference or from being lured up into fatal territory by
artificial lights. Turtle Watch provides many shelters.
Back on Anna Maria, mother loggerheads had dug
113 nests by the first of this week, with 95 false crawls
signifying that many more prospective mothers came
up to nest and changed their minds. The number of
nests are a bit ahead of last year's pace, Fox said.
The first hatchlings will begin digging up out of
their nest in the next couple of weeks, she expects.


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THE ISLANDER 0 JULY 4, 2001 M PAGE 5


Anna Maria whittles on lengthy agenda at five-hour meeting


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria city commissioners met and met and
met and met June 28. Beginning at 7 p.m. and lasting
until midnight, commissioners approved three ordi-
nances, OK'd special event applications, appointed
committees and board members and conducted contro-
versial employee reviews.
The commission passed a parking ordinance that
raises fines to $30 for most city parking violations and
enacts a $5 late fee. Also approved was a fine of up to
S100 for violation of handicap parking regulations and
an accompanying $25 late fee that will be added on
after seven days.
Commissioners also passed an ordinance requiring
applicants to pay postage and prepare mailings to af-
fected residents in conjunction with requests for vari-
ances to zoning regulations.
They extended the city's contract for sewage ser-
vices with Manatee County.
Approval was granted to the Anna Maria Island
Privateers for the Fourth of July parade, and approval
was granted to Manatee County Nursery School for a
5K run in November.
After some discussion about the negative public-
ity generated by the Celebrate Anna Maria event last
year, the commission approved the organization's spe-
cial event application to hold its annual street festival
on Oct. 20.
Event organizers last year apparently envisioned a
juried art show and ruled out "shell art." Some artists
and members of the community were angered that cer-
tain "crafty" vendors were denied admission to last
year's show.
City Commissioner Jay Hill is an officer in the
nonprofit organization that sponsors the event.
In other action, Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh ap-
pointed 13 members to the city's new beautification
committee. They are Diane Caniff, Karen DiCostanzo,
Tim Eiseler, Margaret Jenkins, Carol Ann Magill,
Elizabeth Moss, Jeanne Murray, Frank Pypel, Elaine
Deffenbaugh, SueLynn, Joe Vona. Pennie Neumann
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Resident Chuck White was appointed to serve on
the city's planning and zoning board.
Public Works Director and Building Official George
McKay asked for and received permission to contract with
Christopher Jones for engineering services and a pre-
dredge survey of the Lake LaVista inlet.
The dredging must be done about every 18 months
to keep the lake and canal clear of the silt that washes
in with the tides.
Commissioners gave the nod for now because of
time constraints, but made it clear they expect the en-
gineering to be put out for bid the next time around.
In other action, the commission gave glowing per-


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formance reviews to all its employees. Previously there
was dismay on the part of some commissioners and
employees regarding the public nature of the reviews.
The commission said the public reviews were for
this year only and that they would be handled differ-
ently in the future.
Hill stated his administrative procedures commit-
tee would make suggestions to the commission on the
handling of annual staff employment reviews.
Late in the evening, resident Mady Iseman pre-
sented commissioners with a petition with 262 signa-
tures calling for a review of the city charter. No action
was taken on the petition.
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his new mode of
transportation
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Benz bicycle.
The $3,800 bike
Swas donated to
the department
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at no charge.
Tsakiri will
patrol on the
bike in the
Bridge Street
and Coquina
Beach after
completing a
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Opinion


Firecracker Fourth
Neighbors of the proposed Tidemark Lodge project
in Holmes Beach dropped a bomb, of sorts, on city hall
this week.
Their- attorney, Dan Lobeck (counsel for ManaSota-
88 and the Concerned Citizens against Arvida) sent
Mayor Carol Whitmore and the city commission a strong
letter on June 29 urging them to deny the changes facili-
tating the project as requested by Tidemark's developers.
Lobeck enclosed a draft of the lawsuit he plans to file
challenging the consistency of the Tidemark special ex-
ception and site plan with the city's comprehensive plan.
His clients are seeking judicial review of the actions
and decisions of the city and ultimately a declaratory
judgment and injunction reversing the city's decision.
The lawsuit will be followed by an appeal of the
city's approval of the development on additional grounds,
such as parking requirements, according to Lobeck.
Lance Spotts, Dan and Tina Howe (plaintiffs) and
most of their neighbors are quick to point out that they're
not opposed to improvements at the former Pete
Reynard's location.
However, they adamantly oppose the rezone of the
residential lots to commercial immediately adjacent to
Spotts on. the north endof Sunrise Lane and opposite
ba\ front home' on 56th Street' .. .
Lobeck n,,tc hi, client, should be protceted'y 'the
city's comprehensive plan. with regard to "protection of
existing residential areas from incompatible land uses,
locations, densities or intensities of development, trans-
portation facilities and environmental or natural re-
sources."
The resulting noise, overflow parking, vehicular and
boat traffic, aesthetics, the transient nature of hotel occu-
pants, impacts on manatees and other natural resources,
and other effects of the Tidemark Resort will have ad-
verse effects on the neighbors, according to the lawsuit.
Imagine a 40-unit hotel next to your single-family
home, or across the canal, noting that Tidemark's rows of
connected townhomes along the canals are separated from
the water only by a five-foot sidewalk.
As Commission Chair Roger Lutz said at the meet-
ing, just before voting (surprisingly) in favor of the
project, "I wouldn't want someone to come in and put a
hotel next to my home."
But Spotts said it best: "Who will want to buy my
property if you rezone the property next to me? It's a hotel
in condo clothing and I don't want to live next to a hotel."
Spotts and the other neighbors should be able to rely
on the city to maintain the existing zoning, at the very
least.
At presstime, the city shot off its own fireworks, ad-
vancing the second hearing on Tidemark resort from July
24 to July 10. The action will get underway at 7 p.m.
Happy Fourth of July.



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A special day
I want to thank my family and all my wonderful
friends who came to my birthday party and made that
day so special. Also, to the ones who sent cards and
those who called. May the good Lord bless you as he
has blessed me for 90 years.
Ruth Mora Ciulbreath, Cortez
Veterans deserve memorial
Regarding the flap over the proposed memorial for
our Island veterans:
If it weren't for the veterans of this free country,
Arlene Flisek, of the Manatee Audubon Society,
wouldn't have to worry about the birds at Leffis Key.
The birds would probably have been eaten as they were
in many war-torn parts of the world.
In the wine districts of California and New York
they use multiple propane powered cannons that go off
at 15 minute intervals to try and discourage birds,
which quickly return.
Considering we are in the lightning capital of the
United States, the thunder should have caused all the
birds to leave the Tampa Bay area. It hasn't, so let the
vets fire their volley for those who never returned home
from lands so far away.
The commission should grant the vets their request
and we should remember what those boys went through
for our freedom.
Peter Slack, Bradenton Beach
Skatepark rebuttal
In reference to Mr. Cook's concerns about a skatepark
(Islander "Opinion" June 27), if he had done as much re-
search as the committee and I have done on this project,
then he would know that all of the issues he mentioned
have already been discussed.
There have been several meetings open to the public,
experts consulted and other successful parks examined to
be sure all problems have been addressed in detail. Our
information was copied and presented to each Holmes
Beach city commissioner.


As far as the Police Athletic League skateboard park
goes, the reason that park closed was due to the poor de-
sign in such a small space. Because of this, no one would
come to this park.
I would also hope that you are concerned for the
safety of the skateboarders, rollerbladers, and bikers of
Holmes Beach and Anna Maria. After all, wouldn't they
be safer in an area designated for their use, rather that on
the streets or in parking lots?
Everyone tells us where we can't skate. How about
finding a safe place we are allowed to skate?
So, if you are still concerned, then find out about one
of the meetings being held or talk to Mr. Skoloda person-
ally.
Brad Bryant, 11-year-old skate; Anna Maria
Astounding All Island Denominations
Due to several situations beyond my control, I re-
cently found myself in a financial vise. Having never
been in a situation quite this serious, I was at a loss as
to where I might find help.
A friend told me to request help from the Depart-
ment of Children and Family Services, and I did. The
lady to whom I was assigned gave me food stamps and
a number to phone for help with my FPL bill (my other
utilities were already paid). I called the number and one.
thing led to another, and several phone numbers were
tried.
I finally got in touch with an Island group called
All Islands Denominations. Within 24 hours an ex-
tremely nice lady affiliated with that Island group
brought me a check for my power bill.
I was absolutely astounded. This wonderful group
of people is made up of representatives from the seven
churches on Anna Maria Island and is here to help the
citizens of the community wherever it can.
This organization is proof positive that a spirit of
Christian fellowship and love exists on Anna Maria and
all of us should be grateful that we have found our way
to this special and sacred place.
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,by Mike Shannon

Is gate closed or locked?
I've been asked by a reader to comment on the is-
sue of growth in Manatee County. More specifically it
was a request to speak out against the planned devel-
opment on the northern shores of Perico Island. While
I am flattered that this woman would care to hear my
thoughts on the subject, I wonder how thrilled she will
be when she reads them, because I'm not sure if I am
entirely against the Arvida project.
There is no question that there is a part of me which
wishes to see that land left in its near to natural state, of-
fering a much needed reminder of the way things were and
would be again if it were not for human intervention.
On the other hand, there is something slightly mis-
anthropic to the concept that with growth and develop-


ment read, more people that the quality of life
invariably declines.
There is no question that growth and development
in and of itself is not necessarily a positive thing.
Florida is a case in point that unregulated growth can
be a nightmare. There are long stretches of many a road
US 41 for instance that will carry the scars for
years to come of what greed and lack of common sense
can do to a landscape.
Not wanting this sort of blight to affect our neigh-
borhoods is perfectly understandable, and I wholeheart-
edly agree with it. Fortunately, through the involve-
ment of an informed citizenry and some sound govern-
mental policies, we in Manatee County have come a
long, long way toward ever again permitting such wan-
ton misuse of our precious and fragile environment. A
drive along the roadway which dissects Perico Island
is Exhibit A on that count.
And happily it is not alone in that regard.
Bradenton and Anna Maria Island are nicer, cleaner
and generally offer a more pleasant standard of living
now then they did when I first moved to the area eight
years ago an observation which is by no means
meant to insult how things were, only to praise the
marked improvement.
The question at hand remains however: how much
of a good thing is good?


THE ISLANDER J JULY 4, 2001 0 PAGE 7
Closing the gate behind you is as natural as seek-
ing out a beautiful place to live in the first place, espe-
cially when you are looking for a sparsely populated
locale. By definition when you choose to live in an
urban environment you do so clearly intending to live
an existence within a high-density human community.
When you seek out a home on one of Florida's last
unspoiled barrier beaches you don't want to be look-
ing up at glittering concrete and glass towers.
So what do we do? Do we impose a moratorium on
any and all new growth? Obviously, that's never going to
happen. What we need to do it to continue to work toward
what has already been started. Put the interest of the com-
munity at large at the forefront of the discussion. Yes, the
land owner and developer are permitted to use their prop-
erty in the manner for which it is zoned and to make a
profit in the process even the staunchest no-growth pro-
ponent would gladly accept the astronomical prices houses
on AMI now command but no, they are not allowed to
do so to the detriment of the collective good.
How that relationship plays out will need to be
decided on a case-by-case scenario. And as anyone
who has ever attended a governmental meeting on the
Island will tell you, there will be no shortage of emo-
tion and energy in the exchange of opinions.
Stay tuned.
E-mail Mike Shannon at Shnnn613@cs.com.


Regina seen as major Bradenton Beach tourist attraction


The long-ago sinking of a sugar barge named
"Regina" could end up buoying tourism in Bradenton
Beach.
Lorraine and Pete Athas, owners of Sea Trek dive
shop at Seventh Street North, believe the 300-foot-long
molasses barge is the perfect candidate for a state pro-
gram that promotes sunken ships as tourist attractions.
Two State of Florida underwater archaeologists
who recently dove on the wreck would like to see the
Regina added to the seven other accessible shipwrecks
the state likes to promote.
Lorraine Athas said archaeologists Roger Smith
and Della Scott-Ireton were thrilled about the Regina's
prospects.
"The Regina is in 20 feet of water about 75 yards off


the beach at Seventh Street North, so it meets the state's
requirement about being easily accessible to the public,"
Lorraine Athas said. "The people from the state were
impressed and thought it was great. About 213 feet of the
ship is showing and there's an abundance of sea life down
there. We have the occasional jewfish [goliath grouper]
and there are flounder, cobia, hermit crabs, starfish, tropi-
cal fish and soft coral all over it."
On March 8, 1940, the Regina was headed to New
Orleans with 300,000 gallons of Cuban molasses. She
ran into a storm off Bradenton Beach and spilled her
cargo and 11 crew members into the Gulf. The crew
survived as the barge sank to her shallow grave.
Should the Regina become a submerged park, the
state would map the vessel and produce brochures de-


tailing the ship's history and structure.
The only thing left to do now for the Regina to gain
status as one of "Florida's Shipwreck Preserves" is for the
Island community to get behind the project. Without pub-
lic support, the Regina won't get her recognition.
"We're getting divers to sign petitions and Pete is
going around to local businesses to get their support
and tell them what we're doing," Lorraine said. "When
we feel like we have enough people behind it, we'll
approach the city and the mayor, who already has got-
ten behind it."
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Island trolleys are coming, really and free


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Anna Maria Island trolley service is near enough to
becoming reality that the trolleys are actually being built.
They are on order and the long fabrication chore
has begun, said Susan Hancock, marketing manager for
Manatee County Area Transit.
There will be five trolleys, she said, so three will
be available at all times to fulfill the county's commit-
ment for service seven says a week, 6 a.m. until 10:30
p.m.
This service will begin no later than next January,
when funding takes effect. The money comes from
grants from the Florida Department of Transportation
and Manatee County.
The trolley fare will be free at least for the first
year, Hancock said. Transfers to other MCAT routes
will be at the regular $1 rate. Hotels, motels and other
businesses will be provided with free passes for their
clientele.
The trolleys will get their own logo, a happy mana-
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wear khaki trousers and tropical print shirts with white
socks and sneakers.
The trolleys will follow the current bus route from


Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach to the Anna Maria
City Pier. Northbound the route will take Marina Drive/
Palm Avenue through Holmes Beach and Spring Av-
enue east to the Anna Maria City Pier. Southbound it
will take Gulf Drive through Holmes Beach, returning
then along Manatee Avenue to East Bay Drive, Gulf
Drive and on to Coquina in Bradenton Beach.
Connections for bus service to the mainland on
Manatee Avenue (Route 3) from the Manatee County
Public Beach and for service to Cortez Road (Route 6)
from Coquina Beach will continue unchanged.
The Anna Maria Island bus route (Route 5) pro-
vides 30-minute service up and down the Island in ad-
vance of the trolley launch.
The bus stops will become numbered trolley stops,
with informational signs, including a list of service
times, according to Hancock. Transfer points will have
a map and a list of connection times.
Wednesday, July 25, is designated a "Test Drive"
for the planned service enhancements and to offer the
opportunity for public input on trolley stops and shel-
ters. The public is invited to ride the Island route that
day for 25 cents, and free transfers will be available.


SKnow an Anna Maria resident worthy of recognition?


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
If you know someone who lives in the City of
Anna Maria whom you believe deserves "recogni-
tion for outstanding achievement, service to the
community, or heroism," the Citizen Recognition
Committee wants to hear from you.
Anna Mara had a citizen recognition award
from 1988 through 1995, but it fell by the wayside
at some point in the mid-1990s.
The newly revived committee is simpler, and


each city commissioner will name one member to serve
on the committee. Committee members will serve one
year to gather nominations and select an individual or
organization to honor as citizen of the year.
The newer, more streamlined committee is the
brainchild of Commissioner John Michaels, who
helped the new committee get started at its first meet-
ing June 28 and then bowed out of the discussion.
This year's CRC members are Elaine
Deffenbaugh, Brenda Holland, Marsha Powers,
Sinclair "Bubba" Stewart and SueLynn.


The CRC would like potential candidates, per-
sons or organizations to be submitted in writing.
The nominations should be submitted to City Clerk
Alice Baird before Aug. 15.
The committee will then deliberate and make
its selection. The distinguished citizen award -will
be presented in October.
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Petition presented for Anna Maria charter review


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
A petition requesting a review of the Anna Maria
city charter was presented to city commissioners at
their June 28 meeting.
The petition was largely the work of resident Mady
Iseman, who told commissioners, "I was upset at the
process the commission used to select a vice mayor. I
felt that my vote was taken away, because when I voted
for the mayor, it was my understanding he was to con-
duct the meetings."
Iseman was referring to the interpretation of the
city's charter to have the vice mayor run commission
meetings. Since it is not specified in the charter that the
mayor is to conduct the meetings, the matter was de-
cided by a majority of the commission in favor of hav-
ing the vice mayor run the meetings.
Iseman, who has owned property in Anna Maria
since 1987 and who has lived here full time since 2000,
said she was strongly influenced by, the last presiden-
tial election and all the "hanging chads. I just became


very aware of the political process and realized I really
can make a difference.
"You know, I was really glad I was able to do it -
that I have the ability to go out and ask people to sign,"
Iseman said. "It made me feel good about living in this
country."
Iseman said she spent a total of about 18 hours
collecting 262 signatures, which represents slightly
more than 15 percent of Anna Maria's residents. She
didn't require voter registration, because she said her
intent was to suggest a charter review, not to force one.
Iseman told commissioners about her experiences
collecting signatures at the post office, where almost
everyone goes to get their mail.
"Most people I talked to are ready for change. They
mostly said they are tired of all the conflict and hostil-
ity and they are embarrassed by their city government,"
Iseman said.
She said even people who didn't want to sign the
petition said they were disgusted with their city govern-
ment.


"One gentleman said he didn't. need to sign, be-
cause these people would be out of office in the next
election and then the charter would be all right again,"
she said.
Vice Mayor Tom Skoloda replied, "Since I started
running these meetings, there has been much less con-
flict. We have seen much less dissension. In fact, we've
seen increased cooperation."
Skoloda said he attributes the negative perception
of the workings of the Anna Maria commission to the
press. "I don't think there has been dissension. The
press has blown it way out of proportion."
There was no action on the petition, although
resident SueLynn pointed out that the petition rep-
resents a sizable number of residents and that the
commission should take Iseman's suggestions under
consideration. Skoloda told her the commission is
very busy lately with meetings lasting until late at
night.
Skoloda also pointed out that the budget hearings
are coming up soon, so the commission is doubly busy.


Battle for alcohol on Palma Sola Causeway


The campaign for alcohol on the Palma Sola
Causeway is "just beginning," although the Bradenton
City Council has voted otherwise.
The council prohibited alcohol there a year ago
when the Florida Department of Transportation's ma-
jor bridge construction project was to commence.
Safety of workers and the public were cited as the rea-
son.
The construction is finished, and some causeway
picnickers and swimmers want the prohibition re-
moved. Some citizens of the area don't, saying drink-
ing is just as hazardous to public safety as it ever was.
The city council voted 3-2 last week to keep the
prohibition, and the split encouraged at least some of
those who wanted a different result.


"It's a good thing," said Dale Schmitz, supporter
of drinking on the causeway. "It puts things in motion.
Two (council members) supported us, so we only need
to convince one more."
Vice Mayor Marianne Barnebey, who initiated the
ban last year and who voted to continue it last week,
countered that the safety hazards from excessive drink-
ing there still exist, that "to keep everyone safe, we
needed to keep" the ban.
She noted that restrooms are all on one side of the
busy road, there are no crosswalks, the "city side" has
no picnic facilities, garbage piles up and the state has
refused to reduce the 50-mph speed limit.
Schmitz conceded that's all true, but said those
problems are easily corrected: "We want restrooms on


pledged to continue
both sides, too, portables would be OK. The beach
should be expanded so we wouldn't be so close to the
roadway. We'd go along with a ban on glass bottles and
kegs of beer. Guard rails would be welcome. So would
bigger trash bins.
"We want our freedom back, we'd keep others re-
sponsible. It's wrong to penalize everybody for the
actions of a few."
"I don't like it when government steps in," said
Vice Mayor Barnebey. "But when people won't be
responsible and create a safety hazard, government has
to do it for the good of all."
He and his side will be back, Schmitz promised,
and they will keep coming until they have that one vote
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Special programs will be offered on Tuesdays dur-
ing July at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
On the schedule are "4-H Western Roundup" by
Diane Smith at 2 p.m. July 10, "Solar System Tour"
with Jonathan Sabin of the Bradenton Bishop Plan-
etarium at 2 p.m. July 17, and Puppetrix at 2 p.m. July
24, an event that will be held at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria
City, to accommodate the anticipated crowd.
Other events on the library's schedule:
Wednesday, July 11, 18 and 25, Family Storytime
at 7 p.m.
Saturday, July 14, origami class, 10:30 a.m.-2:30
p.m.
Tuesday, July 10, 17, 24 and 31, a veterans service
officer will be available for interviews from 1-4 p.m.,
by appointment, which may be made at 749-3030.
Featured exhibitions at the library during the
month will be pencil illustrations by Alexi Lillis of
Anna Maria and wood carvings by Tom Thompson of
Bradenton.
Further information may be obtained by calling
778-6341. The library opens daily except Sunday at 10
a.m., closing Monday and Wednesday at 8 p.m., Tues-
day and Thursday at 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 5
p.m.

Pelican Man orientation for
volunteers Saturday
Persons interested in volunteering to work at the
Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary at 10:30 a.m. Saturday,
July 7, will get a special orientation and tour of the
sanctuary, on City Island off the south ramp of the New
Pass Bridge to Longboat Key. Details may be obtained
at 388-4444.

Mark Twain in Chapters series
next week
The comedy "Roughing It With Mark Twain" will
be featured at a dinner show next week at Chapters on
the Island restaurant, 5904 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach.
The special presentation will run July 12-14, with
the restaurant opening at 6 p.m. and the show begin-
ning about 6:30. Price for dinner and show is $29.95
and reservations are required at 779-2665.

Euphemia Haye sponsoring
'Chill and Grill' lesson
Reservations are being taken now for a "Chill and
Grill" summer cooking lesson and luncheon being of-
fered at Euphemia Haye restaurant on Longboat Key
on July 25.
Chef Raymond Arpke will prepare appetizer, en-
tree and dessert, showing special techniques and an-
swering questions from the participants. The menu,
complete with wines, will be Grilled Shrimp Satay with
Peanut Sauce, Grilled Red Curry Lamb Leg with Dirty
Rice, and Ginger Ice Cream.
Reservations may be made Monday-Friday be-
tween 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at 383-3633. Price is $50
per person. The restaurant is located mid-key at 5540
Gulf of Mexico Drive.

Museum offers magazine
The Anna Maria Island Historical Society is intro-
ducing a new magazine, "Yesterday in Florida," which
can be purchased at the Island Museum, 402 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria.
Packed with rare vintage photos, the bi-monthly
periodical features a variety of historical information.
In the June issue, eight pages are devoted to Anna
Maria Island and several pages give interesting facts
about Egmont Key.
The museum gift shop offers books, pictures, post-
ers, post cards, notepaper, replicas of the first Island
church, and T-shirts for sale.
The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday through Thursday and Saturday.
Admission is free. For more information, call 778-
0492.


Susan Atherton


Anna Maria's Atherton again
Girl Scout treasurer
Susan Atherton of Anna Maria City was re-elected
treasurer and Brenda Katz of Holmes Beach won rec-
ognition at a meeting of Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast
Florida Inc. in Port Charlotte:
Atherton is a certified.public accountant who is a
member of the organization's board of directors and
serves on the finance committee. She is president-elect
of the Gulf Coast of Florida Institute of CPAs and a
former member of the Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch
and volunteer with the Mote Marine Laboratory
Stranded Marine Mammal Rescue Team.
Katz was awarded a pin honoring her for 10 years'
service with the organization, which has more than
9,000 girls enrolled.
Also elected at the meeting was Lisa Lowrance of
Longboat Key, named at-large member of the board of
directors for a term of two years.


Festival space available
The Longboat Key Center for the Arts has opened
reservations for its annual Art on the Avenue fine arts
festival at the Avenue of the Flowers shopping center
in November.
Sponsored annually the Saturday before Thanks-
giving, the festival attracts between 7,000 and 10,000
attendees, the center said. Exhibit booths are $90 for
center members, $95 for others. Further information is
available at 383-2345.

Adult volleyball play
under way at Center
The Anna Maria Island Community Center is host-
ing adult volleyball from 7 to 8:30 every Wednesday
at its air-conditioned gymnasium, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria City.
Anyone interested in getting a coed team together
may call Tom Moore at 778-1908 for particulars and
registration.

Counselors for kids being sought
for summer camp
Summer camp counselors are needed now at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, the facility's
Mary Metcalf said.
The campers are children in kindergarten through fifth
grade, she said. Pay is from $7 to $9 an hour, depending
on experience and education. The work week is 30 hours.
She may be reached at 778-1908 for details.

Bradenton Beach value
skyrockets this year
Bradenton Beach is worth more this year than last
- a whole lot more.
Total taxable value of the municipality has been set by
the Manatee County Property Appraiser at $223,942,096
for 2002. That's up $36,551,806 from the current ypar.
The taxable value exempts churches, libraries, pub-
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By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
For the second time in as many months, the City of
Anna Maria has lost an employee to Bradenton Beach.
Norma Denmark, the administrative assistant to the
building official, turned in her notice Monday, July 2.
Denmark, who had been with the city for about 10
months, will work half days in Anna Maria and half
days in Bradenton Beach for a while.
Anna Maria Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh said he is
heartbroken at Denmark's departure. "She is a highly
skilled employee with an excellent work ethic. I just
feel like sitting down and crying ihat we are losing
her," Deffenbaugh said. "I hope this exodus of employ-
ees isn't going to be a trend," he added.


Denmark came to the city after a long-term job as
comptroller at Bok Tower Gardens.
She said she had enjoyed working with the staff in
Anna Maria, but she believes the outsourcing of the
building official duties will change the tone of her de-
partment.
Denmark is a resident of Bradenton Beach and she
cited the fact that she will be able to walk to work as
one reason for the change.
Denmark will work for Bob Welch, who resigned
his job as building official in Anna Maria last month to
take a similar position in Bradenton Beach. He had
been employed by Anna Maria for about nine months.
Both Welch and Denmark took salary cuts to move
to Bradenton Beach.


More than 20 children enrolled in the Island Com-
munity Center's summer camp visited the Anna Maria
Island Historical Museum.
AMIHS Administrator Carolyne Norwood told
campers about the early days on the Island before send-
ing them on a scavenger hunt to find a variety of arti-
facts hidden in the museum.
After leaving the museum the campers investigated
the Old City Jail and learned that the first mayor of
Anna Maria, Captain Mitch Davis, built it in 1920. A
few years later it burned down and is now a historical
landmark popular with photographers.
The campers also strolled through the Historical
Park, viewing native plants and the scenic waterway.
The museum is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays,
Thursday and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
and children visiting may take the same scavenger hunt
offered to the summer camp.
Admission is free. For more information, call 778-
0492.


Eye on
history
The huge
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head shark
jaws
displayed
on the wall
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Island
Historical
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awe Gis
Franarini,
Michael
Rogers and
Sarah
Balducci.


Obituaries


Alois T. Beer
Alois T. Beer, 78, of Bradenton, died June 27.
Born in Monroe, Wis., Mr. Beer came to Manatee
County from there in 1971. He was a general contrac-
tor for 25 years. He served in the U.S. Army during
World War II and took part in the Battle of the Bulge,
where he received the Bronze Star. He was a member
of the Anna Maria Island Privateers, a Lions Club
member for 30 years, and past president of the Veter-
ans of Foreign Wars in Monroe.
A gathering of friends was June 30. Memorial con-
tributions may be made to Southeastern Guide Dogs
Inc., 4210 77th St. E., Palmetto FL 34221.
Survivors include wife Janet; son Grant of Holmes
Beach; daughter Sharon Liebe of Shawno, Wis.; step-
daughter Bobby Jo Garringer of Bradenton; brothers
Arthur of Madison, Wis., and Fred of Monroe; three
grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.


Harold Dragstrem
Harold Dragstrem, 81, of Holmes Beach, died June
24.
Born in Niantic. Ill., Mr. Dragstrem came to Mana-
tee County from Douglas, Ariz., in 1988. He was the
owner and operator of a farm in Macon County, Ill. He
served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Phi
Delta Theta fraternity and the farm bureau. He attended
Niantic Christian Church.
There were no services. Memorial contributions
may be made to Save the Children, 54 Wilton Road,
Westport CT 06881. Burial was in Fairlawn Cemetery
in Decatur, Ill. Griffith-Cline Funeral Homes, Island
Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by daughter Alice Craig of
Bradenton; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.


Betty D. Holloway
Betty D. Holloway, 75, of Holmes Beach, died
July 1.
Born in Kansas City, Kan., Mrs. Holloway came to


Manatee County from Baltimore in 1995. She was a
retired customer service manager. She was a member
and former vice president of the Anna Maria Garden
Club, a member of the Island Garden Club and the
Anna Maria Woman's Club. She was a member of the
Roser Memorial Community Church.
Services will be at a later date. Burial will be in
Louden Park, Baltimore. Memorial contributions may
be made to the Anna Maria Garden Club, P.O. Box
2214, Anna Maria FL 34216. Toale Brothers Funeral
Home was in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by son Brent of Holmes Beach;
daughters Sheila Kuhn of Milton, Del., and Janice
Huppmann of Cantonsville, Md.; and four grandchil-
dren.

David Hubbard Maggar
David Hubbard Maggar, 43, of Bradenton Beach,
died June 27.
Born in Elmhurst, Ill., Mr. Maggar came to Mana-
tee County from Chicago in 1965. He operated a lawn
care business.
Memorial services were June 30 at Roser Memo-
rial Community Church, Anna Maria. Memorial con-
tributions may be made to Locks of Love, 1640 S.
Congress Ave., Palm Springs FL 33461.
He is survived by sister Alana Coyle of Sarasota;
and brothers Dale Coyle of Bradenton Beach, Vernon
Coyle of Bradenton, Alfred Coyle of Vero Beach and
Bob of Orlando.

Lillian V. Riche
Lillian V. Riche, 90, of Anna Maria, died June 21.
Born in Troy, N.Y., Mrs. Riche came to Manatee
County from there in 1971. She was a former auditor
for the state of New York. She attended Church of the
Annunciation Episcopal Church, Holmes Beach.
Services will be in Troy. Burial will be in
Oakwood Cemetery, Troy. Brown and Sons Funeral
Home was in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by two nieces.


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Beach cruising: riding with Bradenton Beach Police


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Bradenton Beach police have zero tolerance for
drugs. In the past month they have arrested 10 people
on drug charges, and the night I did my "ride-along"
they proved they have a proactive department.
I began my shift at 9 p.m. by signing a waiver. A
few minutes later I took a seat next to Officer Don
Burns in the front seat of his patrol car.-
The car is not only his office, but also a tool needed
to do his job. It's equipped with a radio that feeds him
information from the three Island cities, Bradenton and
Longboat Key, as well as a computer that dispatches
information to him from the.Manatee County Sheriff s
Office.
Officer Doug Marsten is also on patrol in
Bradenton Beach this evening, so we take a minute to
rendezvous with him and find out how the evening has
been going. So far, he tells us. it's a slow night.
Burns and I drive through the south end of the city
and check Coquina Park, while Marsten heads off to
loop through the north end of the city. The plan is to
meet back at the 700 block of Gulf Drive to set up a
radar checkpoint.
9:23 p.m.: We're making our exit from Coquina
Park and follow a driver who is also leaving the park.
Officer Burns watches the car's speed and runs the tag
number through the computer. The tag checks out, but
the driver has crossed the white traffic line on the side
of the road a few times. Eventually, his driving straight-
ens out and we leave him alone.


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"He was probably just nervous," concluded Burns.
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9:30 p.m.: We join Marsten just south of Bridge
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A sport-utility van drives by. We can hear the
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police cars sitting side by side watching the road and
the music stops abruptly.
Drivers can be stopped for loud noise if it can be
heard 100 feet away, Burns says.
Marsten is set up facing the southbound traffic and
Burns is checking the northbound traffic. The radar has
a Doppler sound pitch that increases as the passing
car's speed increases, giving officers an audio cue in
addition to the visual cue that a driver is speeding.
9:35 p.m.: A minivan speeds past Marsten and he
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just left Joe's Eats and Sweets and weren't paying at-
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and "that's fine as long as they don't interfere with our
job."
As Marsten gives the Pennsylvania driver a ticket,
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cars.
"People figure if we're tied up with someone else
that they get a free ride, instead of slowing down,"
Burns explains.
Officers in Bradenton Beach don't have any quo-
tas to fill and the, don't get any of the money that is
collected from at ticket. Tle.tn6negn goes to state, county
and city projects. 'uch as road improvements.
"We could probably) Yrh.te 100 iicket ,i day if we
wanted to," said Marsten.
"We don't target anything other than speed," Burns
said. "There is a lot of beach foot traffic out here, it's
dark and drivers have no'time to react if they are speed-
ing. Everyone, breaks the speed limits. We don't need
to target people."
Running traffic stops is a good way to fill in time
between calls, according to Burns, "and you never
know what will happen. You don't know who is in the
car before you pull them over." And, he says if you
generate enough activity on traffic stops, you find
people with expired tags, no insurance or who are in-
toxicated.
"Still I prefer to patrol and.find what's out of the
ordinary," said Burns. "It's a small area and it doesn't.
take long to know what belongs where. Things that
don't belong stick out like a sore thumb."
9:58 p.m.: Back at our post it looks like things may
slow down for a minute.
A truck goes by without a tag light and Burns and
I follow hirim onto Longboat Key before pulling him
over. Marsten is right behind us.
The male driver admits to having had three beers
and Officer Burns sees that he also has beer in his car,
but all the bottles are still sealed.
Since the driver was aware that his tag light was
out and had already purchased a new light to replace it,
Burns let the driver continue home. It turned out we
stopped him a block away from his house.
10:12 p.m.: Finished with the traffic for now, we
head to the Circle K near Sharky's restaurant to keep
an eye out for a suspect who has been harassing and
threatening one of the clerks.
Burns and Marsten both park their vehicles out of
plain view, yet position themselves so that they can still
see the storefront.
Both officers have responded to calls from the
clerk in the past few weeks, but even though their re-
sponse time averages about a minute and a half, they
haven't been quick enough to catch the suspect before


The-suspect
Bradenton Beach Police Officer Don Burns cuffed
Stephanie Kieffer after placing her under arrestfor
possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute.
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he leaves the store.
The suspect has a pattern of stopping by the Circle
K on the same two nights of the week between 10 and
11 p.m. If he'shows up tonight, the officers will issue
a trespass against him and if the threats are bad enough,
they can arrest him.
While we wait, Marsten and Burns are able to com-
municate by sending messages over their computers. It
works similar to an e-mail message and everything is
recorded by the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
By 11 p.m. the suspect has not shown up and
Marsten and Burns decide to move on.
We head over to an abandoned house that has been
sold and will eventually be torn down to build condos.
It's a prime attraction for homeless people or drug ac-
tivity, Burns says, and the officers monitor it closely.
"Although it's boarded up, someone keeps getting
in and we want to make sure they don't burn down the
house," said Burns.


The three of us take a walk around the property and
peek through windows and doors to check for signs of
activity, but no one is at the "homeless motel" tonight.
11:19 p.m.: Marsten gets a call from dispatch and
we follow as backup. We go to the 400 block of Bay
Drive South in response to a 911 call. Even though the
caller has hung up, police must respond to the scene.
The dispatcher tries calling the number back and
no one answers.
No one responds to the knock on the door when we
arrive. Several cars were parked near the home, but
none of the neighbors appear at their doors either.
At first there seemed to be some movement behind
the curtain of the front door, but it turned out to be the
wind blowing through the screen. It was a bit eerie and
without any response, we left the scene.
11:44 p.m.: Back on the radar watch near the 700
block of Gulf Drive South, we wait about five minutes
before a Kia Rio is clocked speeding in the 25-mph
zone.
The young woman driving the car consents to a
search and an open beer bottle is found in the back seat.
Marsten has the driver put it in the trunk.
The male passenger claims that he doesn't have a
Florida driver's license or identification card, saying he
just moved here from New Mexico.
Burns runs his name through the computer system
and finds that there are warrants out for three people
with the same last name and physical description.
"If I didn't have the New Mexico information he
gave me, I would have this, guy in the back of my car,"
said Burns. "Usually when someone isn't carrying any
ID, there's a reason."
Burns told the passenger that the general descrip-
tion on the warrants fit him closely and suggested that
he get an identification card.
12:19 a.m.: We pull over a white pickup truck for
speeding. This time the officers suspect that the female
driver and her passenger are both intoxicated.
Marsten runs a check on the driver, while Burns!
runs the passenger's license through the computer. It
comes up suspended and Burns has the right to seize it.
However, before the officers can perform a field-sobri-
ety test, a call comes through on the radio from Sgt.
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over to the Circle K near Bridge Street immediately.
The driver of the pickup truck and her passenger
are told it's their lucky night. They're dismissed with-
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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 14
out a ticket.
12:25 a.m.: We arrive at the Circle K to find Sloan
and two deputies from Bradenton already on the scene.
The surrounding cities work closely together to provide
backup and support, Burns explains.
In this case, sheriff's deputies have pulled over a
vehicle clocked at 87 mph heading down Cortez Road
and over the bridge into Bradenton Beach.
Three young men and a female were sitting at the
foot of the stairs when we arrived and Sloan quickly
updated Burs and Marsten on the situation.
Sloan handed Burns a pill bottle that the female
suspect had tried to conceal. Inside were several indi-
vidually wrapped packages of what looked like rock
cocaine, Ecstasy and an unfamiliar clear purple plastic
wafer.
Burns conducted a field test with the kit that he
keeps in his car and confirmed that the female was in
possession of cocaine.
Stephanie Kieffer, 20, of Bradenton, was placed
under arrest for possession of narcotics with the intent
to distribute.
The police department seized the vehicle, which
was owned by one of the young men.
According to Burns, the police department seizes
any vehicle used to transport narcotics and the owner
of the vehicle must buy it back. The money from the
resale of the car is used to purchase police equipment.
Burns questioned Kieffer before transporting her
back to the police department. She told him she had just
met the men she was with and that she had picked up
the wrong pill bottle off of a counter at a party. She said
she thought the bottle contained her medication for
whiplash.
"It doesn't matter how you got it," Burns told
her, "Those guys say they don't know anything
about it. Right now it's yours and they're going to
walk away."
Meanwhile, Sloan had consent to continue search-
ing the vehicle and found a second pill bottle contain-
ing possible prescription drugs and a razor blade.
The second bottle was found in a bag belonging to


one of the male passengers and once the police lab can
identify the contents, charges might also be brought
against him.
1:31 a.m.: We transported Kieffer to the police
department to file paperwork. Kieffer was cuffed to a
bench inside the office during this process.
Burns and Marsten tried to identify the 26 un-
known prescription pills using a physician's desk ref-
erence and with a quick call to poison control.
They also verified the amount of narcotics. The
final count came to 30 pieces of rock cocaine, nine hits
:of window-pane LSD, and eight Ecstasy pills.
The driver of the vehicle showed up and bought his
car back from the police department for $500 cash.
2:50 a.m.: Bums seals and tags the evidence-bags
and places them into a locker, where they will stay until,
time for a trial.
3:40 a.m.: Reality seems to hit Kieffer. As I look


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THE ISLANDER 0 JULY 4, 2001 E PAGE 15
The
evidence
Officer Don
Burns and Sgt.
Charles Sloan
examine
evidence
contained in a
pill bottle
taken from the
suspect
Stephanie
Kieffer, which
she had
attempted to
conceal. The
contents of the
bottle were
later con-
firmed to
include rock
cocaine,
cstasy, and
window-pane
acid.

over, her head has fallen into her hands and she's cry-
ing. One of the officers told her she is facing serious
felonies that could keep her in prison and away from
her 3-year-old son until she is 40.
4:20 a.m.: Burns is done with his paperwork and
he's ready to transport the suspect to the jail at Port
Manatee.
He asks Kieffer if she has anything on her that he
should know about because if she is caught with any-
thing inside the jail she will be charged with smug-
gling. She says she doesn't.
5:02 a.m.: Kieffer is dropped off at Port Manatee
Jail with bail set at $7,500.
"I love my job," says Bums. "Cops are not in it for
the money. You have to like it or you wouldn't do it.
People just need to understand that we're human and
"-we're doing our job. There aren't many of us on staff,
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Lillis' whimsical illustrations at library


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
It's fitting that Alexandra Lillis' illustrations
should hang in the Island Branch Library. The whim-
sical style of her color pencil illustrations is often in-
fluenced by classic literature.
Lillis describes her work as having the "sweetness
and sensibility of a children's book illustration that also
tells a story.
"I've always enjoyed literature," said Lillis. "My
inspiration comes from being exposed to the classics,
to life and experiencing things as they happen.
"The art I love is art I feel has the artist's passion
, in it and the viewer receives that passion," she contin-
ued, "I want to express my passion. Art is evocation of
emotion."
Lillis' educational roots began on the Island at

Island
illustrator
Island resident
and Ringling
School of Art
and Design
student
Alexandra
Lillis will
display her
illustrations at
the Island
Branch Library
throughout
July. Islander
Photo: Diana
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in fine arts.
"Attending Ringling made me realize that there is
a market for art and there are occupations for artists,"
Lillis said. "It can go way beyond a hobby."
Attending Ringling has also helped Lillis grow as
an artist.
"I understand how to put a picture together," she
said. "I can create a tighter composition and manipu-
late light to express what I am trying to convey."
Her college courses have also allowed her to ex-
plore other artistic outlets, including computer illustra-
tion, charcoal drawings and oil painting.
This summer Lillis plans to stretch her artistic
skills by devoting time to painting.
"This is a beautiful area," Lillis said. "It's wonder-
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to express," said Lillis.
Lillis admits it takes confidence and dedication to
call oneself an artist and that it takes a lot to put up your
work and let others decide if they like it or not. Still,
she encourages others to go for it.
"At the very least you will have something that you
created," she said, "and you can be proud of that."
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THE ISLANDER U JULY 4, 2001 U PAGE 19

Streetlife


Island police reports
Anna Maria City
June 27, 900 S. Bay Blvd., Galati Marine, grand
theft. A tool box was stolen from a wagon located on
the dock at Galati Marine. The value of the.,io-,ls is
approximately $1,000.

Bradenton Beach
June 19. Cortez Bridge, assist other agency. Offic-
ers heard the sound of a massive crash and searched the
bridge. They observed an overturned vehicle on the
westbound lane east of the bridge tender building. Of-
ficers assisted in directing traffic, while other agencies
attended to the driver of the vehicle.
June 19, 2200 Gulf Drive N., Seaside Motel, prop-
erty damage. A man's rental vehicle was damaged by
flying objects during a strong thunderstorm.
June 19, 2408 Gulf Drive N., Via Roma Resort,
property damage. During a strong thunderstorm a large
"Via Roma Resort" display sign was uprooted and
caused significant damage to an employee's car.
June 19, 600 block of (lff Drive South, Cortez
Beach, city ordinance violation. A man Wvas cited for
fishing from the west end of the Cortez Beach erosion
groin. According to the police report, the man said he
was aware of the "No Trespassing" sign but chose to
fish there because he saw a shark in the water and
wanted to catch it.
June 20,200 Gulf Drive N., Beach House Restaurant,
civil problem. A dispute arose between the driver of a van
and the passenger of a vehicle parked next to the van. The
driver claimed that the passenger hit his van when she
opened the door of her car to get out. Officers observed a
smudge on the driver's door that lined up with the second
vehicle's door, but no extensive damage.
June 20, 200 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach City Pier,
false alarm. Officers responded to a robbery alarm, which
was apparently set off by a lightning strike.
June 20, 2601 Gulf Drive, Sandpiper Mobile Home
Park, assist fire department. Officers assisted with a
fumigation tent that blew off a home.
tbune 21, Longboat Pass, assist other agency. Officers
observed a disabled vessel and called the marine rescue
and U.S. Coast Guard to assist the stranded boaters.
June 22, 100 Gulf Drive N., Circle K, drug arrest.
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sell. After a routine traffic stop she was found in pos-
session of 30 pieces of rock cocaine, nine hits of win-
dow-pane acid, and eight Ecstasy pills. Also retrieved
was an unlabeled prescription bottle containing un-
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June 22, 200 block Gulf Drive North, lost/stolen
property. A couple from England reported that an an-
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June 22, 800 block of Gulf Drive S., grand theft.
Household items worth approximately $600 were re-
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June 22, 2500 block of Gulf Drive, beach area, assist
EMS. A man was found sleeping on the beach. He had no
medical problems, however he was intoxicated, accord-
ing to the report. Officers drove the man home.
June 22, 103 Gulf Drive N., Big Olaf Ice Cream,
information. Officers responded to an alarm and found
the front door unsecured. The alarm company was con-
tacted and the building secured.
June 23, 2518 Gulf Drive N., Sharkey's restaurant,
assist EMS. Officers assisted with a female who had
apparently fainted '
June 24, 1800 block of Gulf Drive North, domes-
tic disturbance. Officers responded to'a call from a
woman reporting a verbal argument between her
mother and her mother's boyfriend. Domestic violence
:pamphlets were left at the scene and the couple agreed
to leave the apartment.
June 24, 2513 Gulf Drive, Circle K, false alarm. A
clerk set off the robbery alarm because he was having
difficulty'with a customer. The customer left before
police arrived.
June 25, 2601 Gulf Drive, Sandpiper Mobile Home
Park, criminal mischief. Two of the exterior light fix-
tures on Gulf Drive were damaged. According to the
police report, this is an ongoing problem and several of
the parks light fixtures have been damaged recently.
June 26, 2513 Gulf Drive Circle K, false alarm.
Officers responded to an alarm indicating a holdup was
in progress. However, the store clerk advised officers
that the alarm must have malfunctioned.
June 26, 2513 Gulf Drive, Circle K, information.
Officers responded to an alarm call. The store clerk


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June 26, 500 block of Gulf Drive North, assist
EMS. Officers assisted with a man complaining of
chest pains.
June 26, 4500 block of Gulf Drive, assist other
agency. Holmes Beach police asked for assistance on
a call about loud noise. Officers found the music was
from an outdoor party and the owner of the stereo
agreed to turn the volume down.
June 27, 2200 block of Avenue B, domestic distur-
bance. Officers distributed a domestic violence packet
at a home where a juvenile got into a verbal argument
with her mother's boyfriend.

Holmes Beach
June 24, 3100 Gulf Drive, Island In the Sun, burglary.
Two air compressors were stolen from the carport. The
value of the missing items was approximately $700.
June 26, 100 block of Sunset Drive, theft. A man
reported that his Phantom sailboat was stolen. The boat
was docked behind a friend's house.
June 27, 5353 Gulf Drive, Circle-K, warrant.
While doing a record check for a man related to another
incident report, it turned up a warrant for child support
in Sarasota County. The man was located at the Circle
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Reefballs, snook statistics, pre-hurricane boat tips


Those wonderful reefballs are growing in the bot-
tom of Sarasota Bay, Tampa Bay and the Manatee
River. Give them six months or a year to become ripe,
and they promise to yield some good backwater fish-
ing.
Reefballs are huge 4-foot-diameter hollow
concrete balls with big holes in them. They make a
wonderful artificial habitat for all kinds of marine crit-
ters, and 700 reefballs are being deployed at six exist-
ing reef sites.
As near as I can tell, the locations are just north of
the bulkhead at the mouth of Anna Maria Sound, just
south of Emerson Point, and another north of Snead
Island.
Three more are in Sarasota Bay: two just to the
west of Bayshore Gardens, and another in mid-bay
between Bishop's Point on'Longboat Key and Indian
Beach in Sarasota.
The lat-longs and depths are included in the table
accompanying this column.
By the way, debate continues on whether artificial
reefs actually spur more fish, or if the manmade reefs
just attract fish to make it easier for anglers to catch
them. It's probably a little of both schools of thought.

Snook stats
Speaking of schools although I guess snook
don't really travel in schools, do they? scientists



Horseshoe winners
Winners in the June 30 horseshoe games
were Ron Pepka of Bradenton and Tom
Skoloda of Anna Maria. Runners-up were
Jack Cooper and Jim Spencer, both of Holmes
Beach.
Winners in the June 27 games were Pepka
and Bill Starrett of Anna Maria. Runners-up
were John King of Anna Maria and Cooper.
The weekly contests get under way at 9
a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at Anna
Maria City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive.
There are no membership fees and everyone
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FM Jul5 11:14 2.6 7:24 -0.1
Jul 6 11:53 2.6 7:5 0.0
Jul 7 12:32 26 -8:33 0.0
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Jul 9 4:53 1.5 7:24 "1.3 2:06 2.4 9:42 0.2
Jul 10 5:15 1.5 8:24 1.3 2:58 2.2 10:14 0.4
Jul 11 5:34 1.6 9:32 1.2 3:54 2.0 10:47 05
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have found that linesiders that are caught and released
have an almost 98 percent chance of surviving.
Scientists from the Florida Marine Research Insti-
tute caught, tagged and retained 470 snook in various
sizes. The kept them in big tanks, some for up to 12
days, and found that only 2.13 percent of the fish died,
and all did so within 24 hours, leading to the logical
conclusion that the shock of being caught on a hook
was the cause of death.
And of the fish that died, 40 percent were snook
that were hooked in the throat or stomach, again lead-
ing to a conclusion that you shouldn't try to rip the
hook out if the fish swallows it. It's better to cut the
leader and let the fish deal with the hook problem on
its own.
Fishers are prohibited from possessing snook from
June to August, which is the linesider spawning season.
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"TALLAHASSEE, June 20 The Florida Bar has
selected six media organizations as winners in the 46th
Annual Media Awards competition. Each winner will
be recognized at the Bar's 27th Annual Media-Law
Conference, held in conjunction with The Florida Bar
Annual Meeting June 23 in Orlando.
"... WFLA-TV is the grand prize winner in the
television category. WFLA-TV exposed the systematic
failure of the Florida courts to keep convicted child
molesters within 1,000 feet of schools and daycare
centers, in violation of Florida law."
Keep them within 1,000 feet? Oops.
The other good one was from our area's daily
newspaper, under a wire service picture of a momma
duck leading her ducklings on a walk across a busy
road in Michigan. The headline:
"Leader of the quack."
Ya gotta love those wacky headline writers, eh?

Sandscript factoid
There have been some huge cobia caught off the
Island in the past few months, but none so large as the
world record caught off Destin in 1997, a titan of a fish
that tipped the scales at 130 pounds.
Cobia are migratory, too. One that was tagged
off Mississippi was recaptured off the coast of South
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THE ISLANDER 0 JULY 4, 2001 M PAGE 21


Snook workshops set; tarpon, shark still offshore


By Paul Roat
Last week it was mullet rule changes. Next week,
it's the snook turn.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission has scheduled a series of public workshops
regarding Florida's west coast snook fishery regula-
tions. The commission is interested in receiving input
on possible changes to snook fishing rules on the state's
west coast, including reducing the bag limit, altering
the open seasons or changing slot limits, according to
FWC officials.
According to Lee Schlesinger with FWC, "The
commission is conducting these workshops in response
to concerns expressed by fishermen and guides on
Florida's west coast. The commission is not consider-
ing changing any snook management rules on the
state's east coast."
The most convenient hearing for Islanders will be
in St. Petersburg from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, at
the Florida Marine Research Institute, Third Floor, 100
Eighth Ave. S.E. For more information, call 850-487-
0554.
Other public hearings are scheduled for Ft. Myers
July 9 and Naples July 10.
In more localized fishing news, tarpon continue to
hit off the passes and in the Gulf. Catches of 100-plus
pounds are common. There are also some reports of
good catches of 100-pound black-tip shark in the tar-
pon grounds.
In the backwater, look for trout while they last, a
few redfish and lots of naturally catch-and-re-
lease snook.
Mackerel and a few kingfish are still around, even
this late in the normal spring runs.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's said near-shore fishing features Spanish mack-
erel, shark, barracuda and snapper. Inshore action in-
cludes lots of catch-and-release snook, mangrove snap-
per, speckled and gray trout and small black-tip shark
up to 36 inches long. "Tarpon are thick in the mouth of
Tampa Bay," Capt. Zach said, and added a fishing tip:
use pee-wee shrimp to reel in those mackerel.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said pier anglers
are doing well with mackerel and snapper with an oc-

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casional pompano or black drum. "There are also tons
of catch-and-release snook," he said. "I put two shrimp
on and caught two snook and said forget this."
Capt. Thorn Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he's been targeting the Tampa Bay-Terra
Ceia Bay region with good results of catch-and-release
snook in the 32-inch-long range. He's also getting into
some mackerel and mangrove snapper near the artifi-
cial reefs, both in the 22-inch size. Trout action is still
happening in the seagrass flats, although the warmer
water is starting to slow trout catches.
Capt. Mike Greig of Captain Mike's Charters
in Holmes Beach said he's putting his charters onto
mid-size tarpon in the 50-100 pound range. "We're
probably getting one or two a day," he said, adding that
although the silver kings have thinned out a bit, fish-
ing is still good for them. He said he's also getting lots
of black-tip shark in the 70- 80-pound range, plus trout
in the bays.
Capt. Steve Salgado on the Compleat Angler
said "strange things are happening out there." He's


Gag me
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Bruce Effler of
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i s wasfishing with
a- Jack Smith of
Holmes Beach
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Holmes Beach
when he caught
this 28-inch gag
grouper. Effler,
Smith and friends
e, aalso caught
snapper and sea
bass with Corder.


catching small kingfish in the Gulf even this late in the
traditional spring run along the coast. "We couldn't get
a rod down to get a grouper offshore without catching
a king," he said.
Other highlights include tarpon up to 100 pounds
- "we're getting one or two a day," he said, plus some
big black-tip shark to about 120 pounds.
Grouper are still offshore and hungry, as are trout
and some small cobia in the 20-pound category.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide out of
Holmes Beach said grouper action in the 25- to 35-mile
range is good. He's putting his charters onto reds up to
20 pounds and a few gags in the 18-pound range.
"We're also getting lane and mangrove snapper, and
there's lots of bait out there," he added. Capt. Mike
Heistand on the Magic said he's getting reds to 27
inches in length, and lots of mackerel. "They're acting
like they're going to stay around all summer," Capt.
Mike said. Other action includes trout to 22 inches, and
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Divided
Nancy and Joel Eastman of Bradenton Beach share
their Islander in Greenwich, England, the prime
meridian of the world she is in the Western
Hemisphere and he in the Eastern. They made the
transatlantic voyage aboard the Queen Elizabeth 2.


Islander consults in Armenia
Holmes Beach resident Dr. Steve LeGore travels to Armenia regularly where he consults with the government
on developing its national water system. Here, he reads The Islander with Eduard Mesropian, the president of
the first environmental consulting firm in Armenia.


Nittany Islander
Penn State graduate Bridget Bogan catches up on Island news before making plans to visit
Anna Maria Island. Bogan graduated recently with a degree in integrated arts and plans to
relax, Island style, before pursuing a career in art therapy. The Nittany Lion is the Penn State
University mascot.


Cruising Islanders
Bob and Donna Erickson of Anna Maria shared a copy of The Is-
lander with friends lan and Janet Russel of Anna Maria and Arran,
Scotland. The Russells are taking a break from their candle, soap and
toiletry business, Arran Aromatics, to join the Erciksons on a cruise
around Ireland.


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Dordogne during their tour of France.


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Kathy and Vic Caserta of Holmes Beach claim that The Islander has spoiled
their guests so much they were fighting over getting their picture taken on the
Island. Left to right are Ross, Debby, Bud and Mallory Smith, all from North
Augusta, S.C.




THE ISLANDER E JULY 4, 2001 0 PAGE 23

Missionary family returning today from Mindanao


Alan and Beth Waters and their three children are
to return here on the Fourth of July after five years in
the Philippine Islands.
They have been on the big, mainly Muslim island
of Mindanao much of the time as missionaries with the
International Mission Board, Ms. Waters said. They
will be in the United States and on Anna Maria Is-


land on a one-year furlough.
She said she and her husband were both born in
Manatee Memorial Hospital, then he grew up in
Bradenton and she in Anna Maria City. "I grew up in
the same house that my parents are still in," she said.
Her parents are Gene and Elizabeth Moss, known
on the Island most recently for their sunflowers. (Is-


lander cover May 16, 2001.)
Beth Waters also was assistant city clerk from
1986 to 1991, she recalled, "back when Ernie Cagnina
was mayor and then Ray Simches."
From their base on Mindanao they spent some time
in Australia, New Zealand and South Korea, she said,
but "Anna Maria will always be home to me."


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Amply si)pplied with Islanders adorned with a picture of sunflowers raised by Gene and Elizabeth Moss of Anna Maria City, daughter Beth Moss Waters and grand-
children Matthew and Melani in left photo stand in front of the universal transport of the Philippines, a Jeepney. Her husband, Alan Waters, and Matthew are with a
Filipino soldier and national police officer in right photo. They are on the island of Mindanao, where they spent five years.






PAGE 24 0 JULY 4, 2001 0 THE ISLANDER


Islander's 'Top Notch' photo contest continues


If you've got a great snapshot, we've got a con-
test you could win.
The Islander photo contest started this week.
Eight weekly winning pictures will be featured on
the cover of The Islander through Aug. 22, and one
snapshot will be a grand prize winner, earning prizes
and gift certificates awarded by the newspaper and
local merchants.
The deadline for next weeks submission is Fri-
day, July 6, with succeeding dealines weekly on Fri-
day 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, sentimen-
tal moments and moments of personal triumph.
Judges include Islander 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 informa-
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per e-mail, please.
Photos without labels will be disqualified. Ad-
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office or they may be copied.


The Islander 2001 'Top Notch' photo contest rules


1) The Islander Newspaper's Top Notch Photo Con-
test is strictly for amateur photographers. Amateur Photog-
raphers are those who derive less than 5 percent of their
income from photography.
2) Black-and-white and color photographs taken after
Jan. 1, 2000, are eligible. This allows for extended eligibil-
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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.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB
2BR/2BA Gulffront turnkey-furnished condo.
Gorgeous Gulf view, beautiful beach, heated pool,
excellent rental income. $475,000.

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.

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.

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.
SPECTACULAR VIEW BIMINI BAY
4 bedrooms'; i're lu\uriou. baths. Split-pltanhome
hardwood floors, eat-in kitchen, screened porch.
Inground pool, three-car garage. $795,000.

PALMA SOLA BAYFRONT
3BR/4.5BA contemporary cedar home. Panoramic
ciew ofPalma 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.
BEACH HOUSE
4BR/4BA turnkey furnished beach house west of
Gulf Drive in historic Anna Maria City. Large lot,
great rental. $495,000.


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direct bayfront with bay and Gulf views. 33 ft. family
room overlooks sand and sea oats. Open floor plan
with brick feature wall, wood-burning fireplace,
terrazzo and hand-painted tile living- room floor and
two baths. 2BR/2BA home and 3BR/2BA two-story
guest house. $999,900. Dial the Duncans! Judy or
Marion, 778-1589.

NORTHWEST BRADENTON LOCATION With an
affordable price tag! 3BR/2.5BA home with over 2,300
sq.ft. Den with fireplace and bookshelves, 25 by 12 ft.
third bedroom. Bright and cheery 30 by 10 eat-in
kitchen. Many renovations in 1996. Big workshop and
private yard with deck. Come and see! Only $139,900.
Dial the Duncans, 778-1589 eves.


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

COINS FROM Royal Mint, non-circulated, presenta-
tion case with Princess Di and Prince Charles silver
crown, $45; Elizabeth II 25th Jubliee Crown $10;
Festival of Britain 1951 silver crown $20; silver 50
nobles, celebrating Drakes conquest, $10. 792-4274.

WORLD PHILATELIST: More than 50 new pre-
stamped envelopes from the USSR. Each has a
-great commemorative picture of a significant person
or event in history. From Tverskaya Post Office. $50.
792-4274.

LEATHER RECLINER CHAIR, pale peach on black
metal base, matching foot stool, perfect condition.
Originally $950, asking $125. 778-7216.

WORK TABLE AND bench, landscaper's water tank,
lumber, glass table top, cocktail table, etc. 778-0403.


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

IN-HOUSE MOVING sale. Friday-Saturday, July 6-
7, 9am-1pm. TV, glass dining table, king bed, three
Lane living room tables, etc. Everything goes. 211
82nd St., Holmes Beach (blue door). 778-5835.

HUGE SALE! Saturday-Sunday, July 7-8, 8am-noon.
Four families with great taste! Tons of wonderful
stuff. 306 63rd St., Holmes Beach.



COMING SOON!

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Beach House

4BR/2BA pool home in central Holmes Beach.
One short block to the Gulf beach.
Nicely remodeled with large wrap-around porch.


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941-778-0455
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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.

ANIMAL LOVER? Foster, adopt or help transport
dachshunds for coast-to-coast dachshund rescue.
Call Shona at 941-761-2642 for information.


FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything
else in The Islander, 778-7978.

OFFSHORE CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Glenn
Corder aboard Deep South. Half & full day. For infor-
mation call 778-1203 or mobile 713-5900.

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

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

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

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.


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.


CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Are
you interested in learning the history of Anna Maria
Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.

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

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

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

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

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

FREE SODA CANS! Now that we got your attention:
Yes! We take free soda cans at the Bradenton Beach
Recycling Center at Coquina Bayside. We also take
newspaper and corrugated cardboard. Open seven
days a week, 8:30am-1pm. Staffed by valued volun-
teers. Call and become one at 778-1005, extension
0, or 778-3947. Let's save our Earth recycle!

LOOKING FOR MAINTENANCE person at Key
Royale Club to work on nine-hole golf course. Part/
full time. Retirees welcome. Call John, 778-4598.

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Phone/Fax: 941-778-0123
E-mail: GrannysBeach@aol.com
409 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, FL 34216


YOUR HOMETOWN REALTOR SINCE 1939


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11227 Sanctuary
Dramatic 3BR/2BA $239,000


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27 Years of Professional Service
OUR LISTINGS DON'T EXPIRE, WE SELL THEM!
RESIDENTIAL
DUPLEX Anna Maria. Steps to beach. 2BR each side. $390,000.
IMPERIAL HOUSE CONDO 2BR. Gulf to bayfront, Gulf view
from porch. Heated pool. Turnkey furnished. $130,000.
DIRECT GULFFRONT 2BR/2BA, sunsets, turnkey furnished.
North Holmes Beach. Call Dolly Young. $425,000.
LOT IN NW BRADENTON Deed Restrictions. $79,000
PERICO SHORES LAKEFRONT 3BR/2BA. Quality home.
room for pool. Furnished. $324,900.
COMMERCIAL
STYLING SALON Eight stations, established 35+ years. $39,000.
WALGREENS Triple net, AAA, good CAP. $2.65 million.
SUPERMARKET plus rental income and inventory. $3,150.000.
VACANT CONVENIENCE STORE SITE Sarasota. $419,000.
RENTALS
VACATION AND SEASONAL AVAILABLE
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CHRISTEN'S KIDDY PLAYHOUSE. Babysitting at
my house. Experienced, trained, certified, dedicated,
dependable. Available evenings and weekends. $8
per hour, conveniently located in Anna Maria. Call
Christen at 778-7918.

BABYSITTING ANYTIME. Red Cross certified sit-
ters. I'm dependable. I'll take all ages. $4 to $5 per
hour. Elyse. 779-2610. or 778-0572.



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

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

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

LICENSED COMPUTER' SPECIALIST. Available
evening, weekend. ior ahy corn6utef heeds--h'd-h;:
ware, software, network. commercial, private, Call
778-8473.

TREE'ESERVICE T,-pping,i tirnrimmihn, shaping, re-ri'ov- -:.
als.' rim palm trees.-Call'Prtil Brewer Tree- Service,
746-6678 or ;,.Jger -252-3300.'

BATHROOM REMODELING.: Water damaged dry-
wall, tiling, texturing, painting. Reliable, over 20 years
experience. Call Fred,:752-.7758 or 545-6141-, cell.


ISLAND-iFRESSURE CLEANING for great results,
wash away mildew, dirt and salts. Start exterior summer
cleaning today. Free estimates 778-0944. Lic/ins.

MR. BILL'S HOME REPAIR/maintenance service.
Over 30 years experience, self-employed in
cqnstruction-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. us-
ing audio/video aids. 383-5372.

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

RESIDENTIAL AND RENTAL cleaning service!
Also professional carpet cleaning, ho job too small!
Very reasonable rates. Call 778-1098.

COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING; Is your-
computer misbehaving? Certified computer service
and private lessons. Special $10/hour -.Free ad-
vice, 545-7508.

HUSBAND/WIFE team for general house cleaning
with the personal touch. Local residents, dependable,
trustworthy, references. Satisfaction guaranteed. Call
Ginny, 727-8329.

COMPUTER HELP. In-home assistance, Internet/e-
riniii lessons, set-up and installations, software and
hardware problems. Purchasing consultation. Call
Ryan at 794-6361, $15/hour.

ISLAND TRANSPORTATION now offering flat rates
to Tampa and St. Pete. Member of Longboat and
Anna Maria Chambers. $1.50 to get in, $1.50/mile.
Clean, friendly, service 7am-3am (call for later pick-
up). New land line! No more dropped calls. 779-2520.


JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.

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

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


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

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

STRAIGHT-SHOT LANDSCAPE Service. Installa-
tions, koi ponds, clean-ups and hauling. Shell
delivered and installed as low as $26.50 per yard.
727-5066.


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



VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. 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.


The Village at Holmes Beach

Six SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER COMPLETION!
Nine Luxury Condo Townhouses


* Steps to Beach/Shopping
* Starting at $370,000
* 3 Bedroom/2 Bath
* 1,700 sq.ft. Living Area
* Heated Pool
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SIGN YOUR OWN DECLARATION OF
INDEPENDENCE WHEN YOU BUY THIS
S2BR/2BA single-family home, new A/C
.l and roof. Features include family room,
" t walk-in closet, updated kitchen and
Pe eueP., baths, screened porch, outdoor shower,
storage shed and a one-car garage.
II.., ,.." ~ Plenty of room for a pool or expansion.
wAsking $289,900. Dial Darcie Duncan!

Wishing you a Happy 4th of July!


Have a happy
and safe holiday!


FRAN MAXON

REAL ESTATE Inc.
SALES RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
9701 Gulf Drive PO Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
Et 970 (941)778-2307 1-800-306-9666
www.franmaxonrealestate.com

VACATION RENTALS
Call for our color brochure 800 306-9666
or visit us at www.franmaxonrealestate.com


OPENING DOORS TO MANATEE COUNTY


ENCHANTED ANNA MARIA ISLAND RETREAT OWNING A PIECE OF PARADISE can be reality
on Bimini Bay. Serene tropical grandeur is displayed when you move into this stunning townhouse sitting
throughout the grounds and interior of this striking directly on the shores of Sarasota Bay. Three mag-
residence. 5BR, wonderful kitchen, music/family nificent floors, accessed by elevator. Overlooking
room, office and separate exercise room and sauna. Sarasota and Longboat Key skyline in a guarded
Heated pool and 35 ft. dock with lift. $1,430,000. community. $495,000. Bob and Penny Hall, 749-
Sandy Drapala, 749-5797 or Kathy Marcinko, 713- 5981. 76031
1100.76167


WATERFRONT
ADORABLE MANUFACTURED HOME with ter-
rific lakeview for picturesque sunsets from your lanai.
Great for winter or starter home. Small but spacious.
$49,900. Ruth Lawler, 856-0396. 74522
SLEEPY, TRANQUIL RIVERFRONT SET-
TING with private dock, spectacular panoramic
water view. Over 1/2 acre of beautifully land-
scaped property. Updated and meticulously
maintained home. $424,900. Sandy Drapala,
749-5797 or Kathy Marcinko, 713-1100.76160


MAINLAND
TRADITIONAL ELEGANCE in quiet setting with
large lanai and pool area. Perfectly maintained and
quality construction. Light wood kitchen cabinetry,
Corian counters. Warranty provided. $298,000. Julie
DeSear, 319-0461. 76131
YOU WILL LOVE THE FLAVOR of this gracious golf
course home. Custom-built 3BR, designer deco-
rated. Caged pool, airy interior, marble fireplace,
Corian counters. Near world-famous sports acad-
emy. $327,900. Carol Greenwald, 962-1148.73138


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Law \ Hauling By the cut or by the month.
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Service INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
77841345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
Established in 1983

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Paradise Improvements 778-4173
] Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
llsl __.i Replacement Doors and Windows
2 -,- Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
-- l Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
Lic#CBC056755

EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN
LANDSCAPING IRRIGATION MULCH, SHELL, SOIL,
SHRUBS PALM TREES ORCHIDS
HERBS MEXICAN POTTERY CHIMENEAS
Tues-Fri 10-i4 Sat 10-2
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Painting Kenny Smith
Custom Finishes John Kreiter
Texturing l 941-792-4761
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INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. 35-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at
778-1730.

CHRISTIES PLUMBING Island and off-Island service
since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free
estimates, no overtime charges. Now certifying back
flow at water meters. (FL#RF0038118) 778-3924 or
778-4461.

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

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

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

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

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

ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodel-
ing, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths.
Free estimates. Lic#CGC061519, #CCC057977,
#PE0020374. Insured. Call 720-0794.

25 YEARS EXPERIENCE, highly skilled, dependable
restoration/renovation expert, carpenter, fine finish-
ing contractor. Kitchen/bathroom specialist. Repairs,
painting. Paul Beauregard, 779-2294.

KEN & TINA DBA Griffin's Home Improvements.
Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets
and shutters. Insured and licensed, 748-4711.

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

RLO TILE INSTALLATION. Excellent references,
quillil/ work, reasonable rates. Contact Bob,
228-0550.

B&D SEAMLESS aluminum gutters, 5 or 6 inch avail-
able. Insured, free estimates. Dean Guth, owner and
operator, 729-0619.


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.

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

ANNUAL ONLY 2BR/1BA directly on Gulf in
Bradenton Beach. $1,000/month, assurity/security
required with contract. 792-2779.


SEASONAL 3BR/3BA Holmes Beach townhouse.
Beautiful unit, great location, heated pool, washer/dryer,
garage, much more! 778-0167 for more information.

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

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

BEAUTIFUL, TROPICAL house just converted to a
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SEASONAL 2BR/2BA. Two-car garage, fully fur-
nished, including utilities, new appliances, non-smok-
ers, no pets. $2,300/month. 779-2805.

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

ANNUAL RENTAL. 1BR/1BA duplex unit only 400
feet to beach in Anna Maria. Two units available.
$7001month plus utilities and security. No pets. Anna
Mana Realty, 778-2259.

BAYFRONT COTTAGES with docks. Turnkey, beau-
tiful Views, breezy, quiet area. No pets/smoking.
Pnced 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 727-466-0666.

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 spacious,
new kitchen, appliances, tile, washer/dryer, etc.
Quiet, secure neighborhood, close to beach. $900/
month, first. last and security. Small pet considered,
nonsmokers preferred. 778-9798 or 305-296-1127.
Available July 15.
ANNUAL RENTAL, 1BR/1BA Bradenton Beach. One
block to beach/bay. $625/month and $625 deposit.
203 Second St. N.. #1. 813-258-2411.

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.

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

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


HOLMES BEACH, annual 1 BR/1 BA duplex with car-
port. One block to beach. Non-smokers and no pets.
$700/month. Call 779-9697 or 770-486-9279.

PANORAMIC BAYVIEW ground floor, furnished, 1 BR.
July through December, or annual. Also, 2BR summer/
winter vacation. No smoking, pets. 778-7107.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA. Waterfront, great views, heart of
Anna Maria, close to everything. Newly remodeled.
No pets, $1,750/month. 778-5482.

LARGE 2BR/2BA PLUS in-law suite. Beautifully fur-
nished and landscaped, just one block to beach.
Florida room overlooks lush rear gardens. $1,500/
month minimum. Six-month lease. 778-8470.

Extra large 2BR/1BA furnished/unfurnished just one
block from beach. Nine foot oak ceilings and walls.
$825/month. Six-month minimum, 778-8470.

BEACH RENTAL. 2BR/1BA completely furnished.
One house from beach. No pets. Available August-
December. Minimum two weeks. 813-689-0925 or
778-4742.

SEMI-ANNUAL fully furnished 2BR/1BA cottage.
$850/month, washer/dryer, digital cable included.
One half block to bay and beach. 779-2393.

HOLMES BEACH, Pirate's Den. Off season rates,
stone's throw to beach. Pool, very clean. No smok-
ing apartments, no pets. 778-4368.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND canal Key West home for
rent. 3BR/2BA completely newly decorated with pool
and boat dock. Heavily vegetated and private setting.
Monthly/seasonal. Call 908-832-1034.


260 FEET on Palma Sola Bay, zoned RDD4.5., Re-
duced $199,000. Call Sam Watkins, Coldwell Banker,
321-8323.
ESTATE-SIZED LOT $199,900, 2.3 acres in town.
$50,000 below appraised price. Trades considered.
Town & Shore Realty, 383-3840.

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

WATERFRONT HOME with dock, clean/crisp,
$299,900 and choice deep-water lot with full seawall,
$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.

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.

WESTBAY POINT and Moorings. 2BR end-unit condo.
First floor, on water, turnkey, $275,000. 778-6746.


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DUPLEX-DELUXE! Spacious, beautiful 2BR/2BA
each side. Newly remodeled, ground level with ga-
rage. 90-by 90-foot lot, citrus trees, room for pool, two
blocks to beach. Quiet street, nice neighborhood in
north Holmes Beach. 17-inch ceramic floor tiles
throughout. Tumbled porcelain bath tile, white raised-
panel cabinets with crown molding in kitchens and"
baths, granite tops in bath, new vinyl windows, fiber-
glass doors, deluxe appliances, Hunter fans, re-
cessed lighting, screened room, covered porches,
patios, plus lots more. $364,900. Call 778-4560 or
920-4539 for information or appointment.

HOPEFUL RETIRED COUPLE want home on Anna
Maria, Bradenton Beach or Holmes Beach for under
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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
F'_ r .:.,-ilhfor 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
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WOW! PLUS A DOCK. 3BR/2BA house. New
kitchen, roof, air conditioning, carpet and tile. Put
your imagination to work, or move right in. Just steps
to your deeded dock! Best value on the Island.
$279,500. Don & Karen Schroder, Re/Max
Gulfstream Realty, 778-2200.


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TOTALLY RENOVATED 2BR/2BA duplex minutes
to the beach. New carpet and tile, two screened
porches and covered parking. Excellent investment
opportunity at only $149,900. Call Jane Grossman or
Nicole Skaggs at 778-4800 or 795-5704.


NEW CONSTRUCTION Elevated Island duplex.
2BR/2BA on both sides French doors to wooden
deck from every bedroom. Storage rooms, covered
parking and manufacturer's warranty on all appli-
ances, A/C and roof. $295,000. Call Jane Grossman
or Nicole Skaggs at 778-4800 or 795-5704.


2BR/2BA CONDO Enjoy beautiful Gulf views from LUSH TROPICAL SETTING Updated 2BR/2BA
your living room in your new Island getaway. This condo in popular Westbay Point and Moorings. Unit is
unit is tastefully furnished and the complex has turkey furnished with a great view of the heated pool.
many amenities including clubhouse, pool and Fully enclosed and air-conditioned lanai. Gorgeous
tennis courts. $399,000. Call Quentin Talbert 778- views of Watson's Bayou from front porch. $260,000.
4800 or 704-9680. MLS#74843 Call Dick Maher or Dave Jones at 778-4800.
OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS Established ice cream and penny candy store in busy Anna Maria Island Plaza.
Business is completely turkey. $39,900. Call Jane Grossman or Nicole Skaggs at 778-4800 or 795-5704.
GREAT INVESTMENT CONDO Tastefully furnished 2BR/2BA, ten minutes to the beach. Excellent rental
history. $79,900. Call Lynn Hostetler at 778-4800.

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SUMMER SANDS Large 2BR/2BA unit on baysideover-
looking pool area and Intracoastal waterway. Eat-in
kitchen, luxurious living/dining room and huge master
suite. $337,000. MLS#74586. Bobye Chasey 778-2261.
suite. $337,000. MLS#74586. Bobye Chasey 778-2261.


PALMA SOLA BAY Queen Anne style home! 4
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Pine Bay Forest 2 units, each
3BR/2BA, vaulted ceilings, fireplace.
$1,050-$1,250.
Flamingo Cay 3BR/2BA pool home,
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home. Room fora pool. Home is charming and well main-
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PALMA SOLA AREA Charming home with city location
west side on cul-de-sac street. Split-level great-room plan.
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