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Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992) ( July 11, 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 11, 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 11, 2001

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

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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 ... Sailfish close to Anna Maria Island beaches ... page 19.


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"The Best News on Anna Maria Island"


IISLANDER


Volume 9, no. 35, July 11, 2001 FREE


Tidemark project ebbs to July 24


The Holmes Beach City Commission reached a
consensus Tuesday night if only to postpone mak-
ing a decision.
Commissioners agreed to adjourn the meeting and
reconvene July 24 for a second reading of two ordi-
nances to rezone two residential lots to commercial,
change the future land-use map and pave the way for
Tidemark's 40-unit condominium/lodge/marina.
Speaking by telephone, Commissioners Pat Geyer


and Sandy Haas-Martens, both out of state on vacation,
said they would attend in person July 24.
Commissioner Rich Bohnenberger said he had a
problem with establishing a quorum with two commis-
sioners not "present. Webster's defines present as
'physically here.'"
Commission Chair Roger Lutz said the city lacks
a policy on telecommunication attendance at meetings.
Bohnenberger said, "That's my problem. We don't


have policy. We're shooting from the hip."
Lutz suggested that "we adjourn and reconvene on
the 24th."
City Attorney Jim Dye asked the commission if
they will accept public comment at the second reading
and Lutz replied, "We're a small town, we're all friends
and neighbors most of the time. We hold a public
hearing on almost every issue, every time we meet."
Once again, the commission agreed.


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Summer magic
at the end of
the rainbow
Lucky is the person
who captures a rain-
bow such as this one
photographed by Eric
Cox of Anna Maria at
the Historic Anna
Maria City Pier. Even
more lucky, a second
rainbow is faintly
visible to the left of the
pier. His photo is the
second weekly winner
in The Islander's Top
Notch 2001 Photo
Contest. Cox can claim
an Islander "More-
Than-a-Mullet- Wrap-
per" T-shirt at the
newspaper office and
his photo will be
included with seven
other weekly winners
in the grand prize
contest.


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Island Baptist Church vote will


determine charter school fate


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Island Baptist Church board members have unani-
mously agreed to ask their congregation to allow the
Island Middle School to use the church's educational
wing and begin classes in August.
The congregation learned about the board's deci-
sion at a recent Sunday service and will vote on the
matter at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 11.
According to Noranne Hutcheson, the facility
would still need to be reviewed by the Manatee County
School Board, but she is optimistic about the prospect.
"The building is relatively new so it's already
equipped with handicap access and fire protection," she
said. "If the congregation approves, the building is
ready for us to move in and open school Aug. 13."
The Island's charter school board has been search-
ing for a location to house the school for several
months. The first location chosen was Loggerhead


Junction in Holmes Beach.
However, zoning regulations at Loggerhead were
not appropriate for a school and the board was prohib-
ited from moving forward. with that location. The
church is already zoned PSP-1, which is the proper
zoning for a school.
A second option the charter school committee
looked into was the firehouse on Second Street in
Bradenton Beach. However, that location needed ap-
proximately $130,000 in renovations, according to the
Manatee County School Board's review of the facility.
Hutcheson said Pastor Ed Northrop, from the Is-
land Baptist Church in Anna Maria, approached the
charter school committee and offered to discuss possi-
bilities to house the school.
Hutcheson said the needs of the school and the
church ministry within the facility would be compat-
PLEASE SEE CHARTER, NEXT PAGE


Fairies et al
A special presentation by the Island Players of "A
Midsummer Night's Dream" by William
Shakespeare, opens tonight, July 11. All seats are
$8 and ticket information may be obtained at the
box office, 778-5755. The theater is located at
10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria City.


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Manatees make their moves on Holmes Beach shore
About O0 manatees wallowed in the shallows south of 52nd Street the afternoon of July 3. The sea cows put on
quite a show for the crowd of onlookers and no, they weren't in any danger, they were merely ... well, getting
acquainted in a special way. Manatees enter shallow water to mate. Islander Photo: Paul Roat


Charter school vote today
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

ible. There are six classrooms that could accommodate
up to 120-140 students.
Having read of the charter school's struggle for a
location, Hutcheson said his church is seeking to be
"very pro-child and pro-education.
"We want to be an integral part of the community
and the goals of the school, its high parental involve-
ment and the board impressed me."
Hutcheson said he will recommend to the congre-
gation that it approve a three-year renewable lease with
the school.


A charter school is a public school run by a non-
profit corporation under contract with a sponsor, in this
case the local school board. Charter schools are deemed
a necessity in Manatee County due to rapid growth of
the student population here.
A three-year contract and funding for the Island
Middle School have been approved by the Manatee
County School Board. A location for the school was
required prior to the board's July 16 meeting.
If approved, the school will open its doors in Au-
gust with its first group of sixth- and seventh-graders.
Island charter school committee members are also busy
searching for qualified personnel.
For information regarding job opportunities or
enrollment at the school, call Hutcheson at 778-8571.


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By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
Studies are under way to determine whether it is
feasible to undertake development of 3.78 acres off
South Bay Boulevard in Anna Maria.
The property is south of Magnolia Street on prop-
erty bordered by canals to the north and south and the
bay to the east. The Lardas family currently owns the
property.
Public Works Director/Building Official George
McKay said there have been exploratory conversations
between the city and Greg Oberhofer of Quality Build-
ers regarding the possible development of the property.
The property is zoned for single-family residential
use, and McKay said he doesn't see a whole lot of
problems with the Oberhofer proposal.
The builder would probably ask the city to extend
Palm Avenue onto the property. That extension of
Palm Avenue is already platted. There are no other
streets platted on the land and the lots are not platted.
McKay said each lot would be about 7,500 square
feet, which is what is required in the code. He added there
are some confusing and conflicting provisions in the code
requirements. "I am waiting to get with the city attorney
about that," McKay said. "Some of the lots seem to be
smaller than the 7,500 square feet," he said.
The developer would also like to have a 100-by-
25-foot section of right of way fronting Bay Boulevard.
McKay said that could be considered in exchange for
the platted extension of Palm Avenue.
Oberhofer said it's too early to give any details
about the proposed development. "We are just taking
a look at the possibilities at this point," he said.
McKay agreed, saying, "This is far from being
ready to go before the planning board."





























Dogged fire!
Dogs were brought to the burned-out hull of a houseboat off Cortez last week to ensure the deliberately set
fire did not consume a body. No one was injured in the fire, the dogs confirmed. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy


Houseboat destroyed in



late.night, intentional blaze


A fire on a houseboat moored several hundred feet
south of Cortez was intentionally set, according to fire
officials.
The fire started July 2, according to West Manatee
Fire & Rescue Capt. Ernie Cave. Due to the boat's
mooring offshore in shallow water, firefighters were
unable to reach the vessel to fight the blaze.
Reports that someone was aboard the vessel,
prompted firefighters to search the charred hulk and
mangroves with cadaver dogs. Neither N beithe .ic. nor re-
mains were discovered. Penny the "arson dog" also


toured the boat and indicated a liquid was used to start
the fire. Samples were taken and are being tested.
The 50-foot houseboat's owner has not been lo-
cated, Cave said, but the investigation to locate the
owner is continuing. Cave said there were reports the
boat was anchored off Bradenton Beach several years
ago.
A Cortez resident reported that a "floating shack"
was moored alongside the houseboat the day before the
fire and it remained there when firefighters did their
investigation.


Chappie again named


Bradenton Beach Vice Mayor


By Paul Roat
John Chappie has regained the reins of vice
mayor in Bradenton Beach on the sudden resignation
of the post by Bill Arnold last month.
Arnold, who retains his Ward 1 City Commis-
sion seat, said he was no longer interested-in the vice
mayor position in the city.
"The way I've been treated, I don't see how I can
continue (as vice mayor)," Arnold said last week. "I
was careful not to hurt anyone's feelings. The accu-
sations made toward me about people's feeling be-
ing hurt if I've been accused of this, that's fine."
At issue is the city's recycling program.
Arnold chaired the June 7 meeting in Mayor Gail
SCole's absence where a report on the city's fledgling
recycling program was presented by Public Works
Director Buddy Watts at Arnold's request.
The report stated the recycling program had cost
the city $1,780.24 from June 2000 to June 2001.
Not included in that figure was the city's
curbside recycling survey for the northern portion of
the municipality, which had cost the city $64.70 for
its six-week trial period. Also not included in the
figures was the one-time expense of bags, scales and
time to weigh and log material for the survey, which
totaled an additional $833.27, according to Watts.
Citizens then questioned another related item on
the June 7 agenda, a request by Commissioner Dawn
Baker to hold a fishing tournament to raise funds to
purchase a cardboard baling machine. Baker is the
recycling program liaison between Watts and the
city commission.
Former Mayor Connie Drescher said the citizens
and commission should be informed of any potential
expenditures such as a baler before fundraisers are
held to pay for equipment.
Commissioners requested more information on
the recycling program from Baker and Watts.
During the coir- "' '-ting, Cole
said he was no'


the tape of the June 7
meeting. "I don't want this
commission to be the same
as Anna Maria," Cole said -
of the often-contentious
north-Island municipality.
"I'm trying to under-
stand what you're talking I
about," Arnold asked
Cole. "Did I hurt
someone's feelings? Did I Chappie
hurt your feelings?"
Arnold asked, turning to Baker.
"You don't know the number of people who
came up to me in the last two weeks saying how pa-
tient I was," Baker said.
Arnold then tendered an already-drafted letter of
resignation to the commission as vice mayor.
Several commissioners, joined by Cole, asked
Arnold to reconsider his resignation at the July 5
meeting.
"I want to be absolutely sure the vice mayor
wants to resign before the commission accepts his
letter," Cole said.
Both Chappie and Commissioner Berneitta Kays
praised Arnold's tenure as vice mayor.
"Somebody else should take it," Arnold said of
his vice mayor position. He then nominated Chappie
to the position, which was approved unanimously.
Chappie is in his fifth year as commissioner of
the southernmost ward of the city. He has served
three years as vice mayor with his most recent ten-
ure ended in January when Arnold was appointed by
the commission.
Duties of the vice mayor are to serve as admin-
istrator of the city in the mayor's absence. The vice
mayor is also authorized to expend funds in the
mayor's absence.
There is no change in pay from commissioner to
400 per month.


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THE ISLANDER 0 JULY 11, 2001 E PAGE 3

Meetings

Anna Maria City
July 12, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
'July 11, 5 p.m., special city commission meeting on
recycling.
July 12, 1 p.m., city commission work session on bud-
get.
July 12, 6:30 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting.
July 13, 9 a.m., city commission work session on bud-
get.
July 16, 10 a.m., speciall city commission meeting.
July 17, 1 p.m., city conminiiion work session on bud-
get. -4. "
July 19, 1 p.m., city comrmis,,ion meeting.
Bradenton Beach Cirv Hall, /0- Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
July 11, 7 p.m., parks and beautification committee
meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Of Interest
July 16, 3 p.m., Island Transportation Planning Orga-
nization meeting, Bradenton Beach City Hall.
July 18, 12:30 p.m., Barrier Island Elected Officials
meeting, Anna Maria City Hall.




Another cell tower?
Tech Tower, a Jacksonville company that
disguises cell phone towers as flag poles, has
approached the City of Anna Maria about plac-
inga telecommunicatili tow,: in the, city.,_

United mqrrei and then-leases ,,pace to providers
of cellular phone service.
McKay said the company is owned by Todd
Schlemmer, who told McKay he had been ap-
proached by Verizon and Nextel, whose custom-
ers are having trouble picking up signals on the
north end of the Island.
Schlemmer and McKay looked at some pos-
sible spots for the tower. "Usually these things
are located on public land," McKay said. "We
looked at a number of sites in the city, and
Schlemmer took a copy of the city's cell-tower
ordinance with him," McKay said.
Schlemmer's towers are generally 80 to 100
feet tall, and they are disguised as flag poles,
complete with "Old Glory" flying in the breeze.



Safe shark


swimming tips

The shark attack of an 8-year-old Mississippi boy
in the Florida Panhandle last week has prompted shark
alerts throughout the state.
Florida had the unpleasant distinction of having
almost half of the reported shark bites on humans in the
world last year, with 34 "hits" versus 79 worldwide in
2000.
Researchers at Mote Marine Laboratory in
Sarasota say summer is a peak time for shark activity
and a peak time for people to be in the water.
Here are a few tips to be safe swimming:
Don't swim too far offshore, where sharks may
be prone to investigate a lone swimmer.
Don't swim at night or near sunset, when sharks
are more active.
Don't swim near schools of fish, where swim-
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Avoid flashy jewelry or brightly contrasting
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PAGE 4 M JULY 11, 2001 T THE ISLANDER


Anna Maria works on $1.3 million 2001-02 budget


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
One of the first things discussed at Anna Maria's
first work session for the 2001-02 budget was. em-
ployee raises. The fiscal year runs from Oct. 1 to Sept.
30. The projected spending for the coming fiscal year
is proposed to be $1,044,327.
Projected revenues are $1,332,122 if the millage
rate remains the same as the current budget year at 2
mills. A mill is $1 for every $1,000 of assessed value,
less any exemptions.
State law requires a tentative tax rate to be estab-
lished by all governments by Aug. 1. The rate can be
lowered through the end of September, but cannot be
raised by elected officials.
City Clerk Alice Baird pleaded with commission-
ers for the raises in an effort to stem staff turnover.
"This city is in serious trouble in terms of employees,"
Baird said.
"We've lost 10 employees in the past year. Our
employees are being lured way by other cities and if we
can do anything to stop that, we need to do it," she said.
Vice Mayor Tom Skoloda at first disagreed, say-
ing, "The way I understand it, there are more basic
problems in leadership. Increased salaries won't make
that go away." ..
Skoloda added he thought the proposed salary in-
creases were "just a way to buy loyalty."
Commissioner Jay Hill disagreed, saying he sup-
ported the increases. "Look at the level of responsibili-
ties and duties being carried out here. If there's one
person that's kept this boat afloat, it's Alice.
"Let's look at this person by person," Hill pro-
posed. He said he thought each employee was worth
every penny of the proposed raises.
Commissioner John Michaels agreed. "I don't
think you can buy loyalty. We need to build a better
environment for our employees and pay them well."
Skoloda said that after listening to the discussion
about salaries, he would give his support to the raises.
Commissioners approved immediate raises for the
staff plus an additional 5 percent raise when the new
budget goes into effect. The salary for the city clerk


will be $38,588 effective Oct. 1. It will be $26,250 for
the deputy clerk, $23,600 for the administrative assis-
tant in the building department, and $21,000 for the
administrative assistant in the clerk's office.
Commissioners agreed to approve "modest" raises
for the employees in the public works department.
Commissioners also gave the OK to an $18,000
line item for the Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter. This represents a $2,000 increase over last year's
funding.
They authorized $5,000 for the city's participation
in an Island-wide skate park. Holmes Beach Mayor
Carol Whitmore had asked for $255,000. Vice Mayor
Tom Skoloda has been working with a group of young
skaters and their parents to find a location and get a
park built.


By Paul Roat
Bradenton Beach taxpayers probably won't see a
property tax hike next year. In fact, they may see their
city taxes drop.
However, city commissioners are expected to set
a tentative millage rate for the 2001-02 fiscal year
Monday, July 16, that is slightly higher than the current
city property tax of 2.682 mills a rate of 2.700 mills.
A mill is $1 for every $1,000 of assessed value, less any
exemptions.
State law requires a tentative tax rate to be estab-
lished by all governments by Aug. 1. The rate can be
lowered through the end of September, but cannot be
raised by elected officials.
In the case of Bradenton Beach, the modest prop-
erty tax rate increase from this year will probably drop
next year due to increased revenue from other sources
than property taxes. The city's tax base also rose dra-
matically due to property value increases.
In the first of what promises to be a lengthy bud-
get process, commissioners last Monday heard pro-
posed department head spending plans for the next fis-
cal year, which begins Oct. 1.
Based on preliminary departmental budgets and


Commissioner Jay Hill said he supports the expen-
diture, because he has heard that skating is the sport of
choice of young people today. "They prefer it to base-
ball and other sports," he said.
Other commissioners concurred, with Michaels
adding the proviso that the park is not to be built in
Anna Maria. He said he had lived by a skateboard park
in the past and found it "trying."
Other than the brief flap over salaries, the budget
work session, which took place with commissioners
seated around a table, proceeded amicably and covered
salaries, general government expenses and construction
and maintenance. Input from the public was kept to a
minimum.
The next budget work session will be held at 6 p.m.
July 23 at Anna Maria City Hall.


revenue projections, Bradenton Beach revenue next
year will be $2.089 million, up from the current $1.921
million.
Highlights of next year's budget include:
An additional employee within the city clerk's
office.
Two replacement police cars.
A change from two part-time positions within the
planning and development department to one full-time
position.
Additional computer equipment within the plan-
ning department.
An increase in the sanitation budget to provide for
new, uniform-sized garbage cans for all residents.
Community groups have requested a record
$17,350 in funding from the city commission next
year. Among the larger requests were the Anna
Maria Island Community Center at $7,500 and the
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce at
$5,000. Commissioners will further discuss those re-
quests at a later date.
Residents will be allowed to comment on the pro-
posed budget during two public hearings in September.
Budget workshops will continue through the summer.


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THE ISLANDER 0 JULY 11, 2001 0 PAGE 5


Holmes Beach planners clarify, apologize


Holmes Beach City Commissioner Rich
Bohnenberger sent a memo in June to the city's plan-
ning board stating he believes the planning
commission's findings are "flawed."
He detailed questions regarding the city's compre-
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to the board's recommendation of two ordinances that
paved the way for the Tidemark development at the site
of the former Pete Reynard's restaurant.
Planning Commission Chairperson Sue Normand
drafted a memo to reply to Bohnenberger and asked for
a consensus approval from her fellow board members
before sending it.
Her memo outlined the reasons behind the board's
favoring the rezoning of two low-density residential
lots to high-intensity commercial to be included in the
proposed 40-unit condominium/lodge.


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and Eleanor (Reynard) Tatakis, confirmed to The Is-
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existing two duplexes from Sunrise Lane.
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Normand and board member Bill Golding repeat-
edly stated they regretted rushing their decision and
having considered false criteria.
The city planners said they were rushed to consider
the issue and lacked the appropriate amount of time to
study the volume of information which included the re-
zone ordinances.
However, they reasoned, for the purpose of a reply
to Bohnenberger, they would supply only the criteria
they established at the time of their vote.
The planning board is charged with considering
only the merits of the rezone, but Tidemark plans were
made known on several occasions, Normand said.
Easterling made a full presentation to the board and
Normand said they all knew of the intended use, but
"that's like judge telling the jury to ignore testimony
they've just heard."
The board apparently relied heavily on statements
that the residential lots were not accessible other than
from the commercial property.
Normand said a request to the city attorney to clarify
the residential easement had not been responded to yet.
Normand's memo concludes they "did not have the
opportunity to spend adequate time discussing and work-
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The board also discussed a proviso they made to
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required the zoning change, if approved, to revert to
residential if the Tidemark project was not developed.
Normand said she would request that proviso be
considered at the second reading of the ordinances on
July 10.
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commission ignored the proviso, although it had been
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Vpinion

Our prince has come
Noranne Hutcheson's spirits seemed daunted at a
July Fourth celebration with friends.
Her dream for an inaugural fall session for the Island
Middle School had dimmed.
Hutcheson is a founding member of a committee
formed last year to provide a middle school on the Island.
Her cause was facing seemingly insurmountable odds.
But never underestimate the power of parents, bol-
stered by the desire to provide the best possible educa-
tion for their children, and the determination that goes
hand in hand with the (Anna Maria) Island spirit.
Hutcheson and her team a committee of dedi-
cated, mostly young, mostly parents of prospective
middle school students were like the "little engine that
could."
They met, met, met. They networked. They sought
public input, support and students. They chugged uphill
as they followed criteria set forth by the school board to
qualify their dream school.
While approval was still pending, they went looking
for their school's future location with optimism in their
hearts. They searched and scoured the Island's three cit-
ies for a location.
Some places are too small. Others don't fit their
needs. Still another required too much work.
Goldilocks couldn't find the right bed.
Suddenly, Loggerhead Junction in Holmes Beach
looked just right. Right size. Right lease. Right price.
Even passed muster with school board.
The former medical office and sales hub for a nearby
timeshare project was zoned to accommodate a day-care
facility but alas, not a public school.
The reception to accommodate changes by the
Holmes Beach City Commission was less than favorable.
Commissioners spanked the hands of school committee
members for "not coming to us before the press."
And, commissioners argued, kids need to grow up,
toughen up and go to school in town, ignoring the short-
ages in the county school system that necessitate the re-
cent proliferation of charter.schools. ,
Meanwhile, this same governmental body was push-
ing land-use changes through at breakneck speed to ac-
commodate a proposed 40-condo development.
But our fairy tale will have a happy ending.
The relatively new education wing at Island Baptist
Church has been offered up on a platter (and as a perfect
fit) to the Island Middle School by the pastor and the
church board. The only obstacle that remains is approval
from the congregation, which could come Wednesday
evening.
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Opinion


Anna Maria city charter
I would like to take this opportunity to thank every-
one who participated in my petition to have the charter for
the city of Anna Maria reviewed, revised.and better de-
fined. It was a pleasure to meet so many nice people.
Hopefully the vice mayor will find his agenda open
to schedule a discussion and address the issues at a
commission meeting in the near future and to allow all
of the city officials to comment.
Mady Iseman, Anna Maria

Concerned Citizens worthy
The Concerned Citizens of Manatee County is a
grass-roots organization that is sounding an alarm
worthy of our attention. Its cause has broad implica-
tions for all of us who love and want to preserve our
natural environment. This dedicated group of citizens
deserves our support.
There is something which each of us can do to halt
the spread of inappropriate real estate development on
such treasured gifts of nature as Perico Island. For it is
inappropriate to build more than 800 multi-storied
housing units on an environmentally fragile and flood-
prone area. A severe storm or hurricane would create
disastrous evacuation and traffic problems.
Perico Island is not the first nor will it be the last
endangered pristine environment to be destroyed by the
greed of ambitious and powerful developers if we al-
low it to happen.
And they are powerful. Their money, their full-
time staff of clever attorneys and their political connec-
tions appear to be unbeatable against a comparatively
small number of citizens. If people care, here are some
suggestions as to what they can do to help:
Telephone, write or e-mail members of the Mana-
tee Board of County Commissioners to commend them
for their position against development.
o the same to voice disapproval to the Bradenton
City Council and to Mayor Wayne Poston, all of whom
support Arvida, the developer. After all, they will be up


for re-election. Join the Concerned Citizens organization
and volunteer some time and money for the cause. It takes
dollars to hire attorneys and to carry on activities.
Meet with neighbors to spread the word. There is
an excellent video about Perico available for showing.
Visit elected officials, write letters to the editor,
create posters and leaflets, help with fundraising. Call
792-0845 or 795-7974 for more information.
Lucy Larzelere, Bradenton

Clean up Kingfish
Once again, the woman who lives at 29th Street
and Avenue C has decided to make trouble for those of
us who live and work on the deadend section of Av-
enue C. People who do not have enough to do should
find a cause other than annoying their neighbors. That
said, this letter is an open suggestion to this "lady."
I walk my small dog at Kingfish Boat Ramp and
the park area adjacent to Westbay Cove in Holmes
Beach. We walk there at least five times a week and,
yes, I clean up after my little friend.
However, I am becoming very alarmed at the amount
of human trash and waste that has been growing at this
particular scenic area. After dark it is a "hangout" for ho-
mosexuals and drug dealers, not to mention the careless
folks who persist on throwing their empty beer, wine and
whiskey containers out their windows.
I no longer feel safe to walk there at dusk or shortly
thereafter. During the day it is so crowded with boat-
ers and Jet-skiers that it becomes dangerous to even try
and walk.
That does not include the danger to the wildlife that
frequent that area.
On any given Monday, you can find beer bottles,
wine and liquor bottles broken and whole, dirty diapers,
used condoms, hypodermic needles, paper, plastic
bags, oil cans and other human generated waste.
Now, that is a cause! So, Ms. Trash Police/Beau-
tification Board Member, try cleaning that situation up
and leave us poor "working stiffs" to our business.
D.M. Canfield, Holmes Beach


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the waves this vast body of water were producing were


The Cortez Historical Society wants to put
the long-homeless village store on the FISH Pre-
serve, said the society's treasurer, Mary Fulford
Green.
Under the concept, the Florida Institute of Salt-
water Heritage would lease a small corner of the
preserve to the society, the old store building would
be moved and restored, and a museum and water-
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south to Sarasota Bay. 72 acres of it wetlands and


all of three inches in height. I've seen bigger wakes
generated by rowboats.
I don't call it the world's biggest swimming pool
for nothing.
However, this is no sanitized backyard accouter-
ment. This is the real deal. Beneath its languid and
enticing surface lurks some degree of danger.
There is one particular menace I have in mind, and
it's not the one with the large dorsal fin and rows of
razor-sharp teeth. The one I mean is a creature which
glides through the water as though flying with the grace
of an angel but which, when nestled down into the soft
white sands of the Anna Maria Island shoreline be-
comes the very devil itself. The beast of which I speak
is none other than dasyatis americana, the stingray.
Stingrays are a flat, saucer-shaped inhabitant of the
briny deep with a "tail very long, whip like, with a
poisonous, rigid, barbed and grooved spine near base."
Any poor unfortunate who mistakenly steps on said
being will suddenly find this "rigid, barbed, grooved
spine" jammed into some part of their body. I have


the rest uplands abutting Cortez Road. The store
would be at the southwest corner near Cortez Bait
and Seafood Co.
The society has $30,000 in hand, Green said,
and is about to launch a funding effort that will in-
clude donations and anticipated state help. In addi-
tion to moving and renovating the store, the society
will have to bring utilities at the site.
The store has been up on movers' blocks for 10
years, she noted, after being separated from the old
Albion Inn itself torn down to make way for the
U.S. Coast Guard's Station Cortez.
The Albion was one of only a few buildings left
standing in Cortez after a monster storm devastated
the village in 1921.


STHE ISLANDER N JULY 11, 2001 U PAGE 7
witnessed a number of people who have suffered this
indignity and I'm hear to tell ya, you don't want it hap-
pening to you.
However, if it does, you must immerse your af-
fected appendage in the hottest water you can stand,
water that has ajliberal dose of bleach in it. A horrible
combination, I admit, but one which offers at least a
fighting chance against the burning effect of the poison.
In light of all the pain it can inflict, it's hard to like
an animal such as a stingray. Take sharks for instance.
There's no question that they too pose a danger to life
and limb, but while you may fear them, at the same
time you can have a certain sense of respect or even
awe for its well-developed talents. But a stingray? Now
there's a creature that only a mother could love.
Not wishing to question the wisdom underlying
the grand design, I hesitate to put it so crudely but here
goes: why are there stingrays? What is their purpose?
Would the world be worse off if they all retired to Davy
Jones' locker? I don't think so.
Until that happy day arrives we must steel our-
selves to the challenge at hand. For those readers who
are not familiar with the method most commonly em-
ployed to neutralize: these demons, permit me to ex-
plain.
Truth be told, these creatures do not go out of their
way to inflict pain upon humanity. They are more than
content to spend their days idling beneath the surf
crunching any and all mollusks that happen to cross
their path, happily free of interference from any bipe-
dal land lubber.
To ensure that our paths don't cross, as soon as
they feel those big feet of ours hitting the sand, with a
wave of their body and in a poof of sand they are off
to another site. So it's really rather simple. You just
need to let them know you're coming. How you do that
is called the Anna Maria Shuffle. (Guess what they call
it on Longboat.) By entering the water without fully
lifting your feet from the sand, you not only avoid step-
ping on one, you send out the forewarning vibrations
in time for them to begone before you even.knew they
were there. Voila; everybody's happy.
I personally start shuffling when I get out of the
car. I figure its good to send out a few long-range
waves just to let him know that I' r there. Even in para-
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Negele to sue Anna Maria over variance denial


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
Saying she will not just drop her efforts to. get permit-
ting for a house to be constructed on her late father's prop-
erty, Susan Negele has decided to take the City of Anna
Maria to court.
"We have bent over backward to work with the city,
but they have never addressed the fact that we have done
everything they have asked us to do and more.
"They don't seem to be interested in the facts and in
their own laws and zoning regulations. Our request is well
within the parameters of their own requirements," Negele
said.
Negele said that after talking things over with her at-
torney and her family, she has decided she will file a writ
of certiorari with the circuit court in Manatee County.
Negele is represented by Bill Moore of Brigham
Moore, a Sarasota law firm. Greg Rix, another attorney
with Brigham Moore, explained that a certiorari writ is a
request to the circuit court to have a judge review all the
information about the case. He or she reviews the evidence
and decides whether or not the commission acted lawfully.
"We have 30 days from the commission decision to
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"Lawyers from the other side or any other objectors
can also present any evidence they want to have:the judge
consider."
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ments was denied at the June 28 city commission meet-
ing. She is asking for a variance of 7 feet on the side of the
lot, 3 feet shy of the required 10-foot setback.
Variances are granted only in cases of special need.
At a meeting of the planning and zoning board, member
Chuck Webb said, "If ever there was a classic case for a
variance, this is it."
The struggle to build on the lot has gone on for almost
five years. The first obstacle was with the Florida Depart-
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as environmentally sensitive. That obstacle was removed
with negotiations that necessitated the construction of a
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shaped section at the rear of the lot.
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personal representative of her father in the settlement of
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way, emergency access and drainage issues. The board.
also indicated it was not convinced the requested variance
was the minimum setback required for the structure.
After an appearance at the April 26 city commission
meeting, which sent Negele back to the P&Z board,
Negele received a recommendation for the variance re-
quest that would allow a building with a footprint of 665
square feet, a reduction from the 952 square feet originally
requested.
Negele said, "I wish this would be over. It's been so
hard, and so trying. Dealing with this city is unbelievable."
"They don't pay attention to their own regulations. If
someone chooses to run a government with that mental-
ity, it's like having no government at all."
After the June 26 city commission meeting,"I was
cornered in the hallway outside the commission room,"
she said. "Two gentlemen confronted me in the hall and
said they wanted to speak to me about this property but
not on the record.
"I was trying to leave," Negele said. "And then the
vice mayor came up and.stood there, too. I felt very intimi-
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Cramer continues to challenge charter interpretation


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria City Commissioner Linda Cramer
continues to dispute the interpretation of the city's
charter that has the vice mayor conducting commission
meetings.
Cramer has disputed the interpretation since
shortly after she was elected in February. Following the
election, Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh attempted to ap-
point Cramer as vice mayor, but was voted down by a
majority of the commission.
In her most recent objection, Cramer says she spent
$250 out of her own pocket for an interpretation of the
charter and suggestions for the elimination of ambigu-
ities. She contracted with Dr. Larry Walker, an associ-
ate professor of administrative studies at the University
of West Florida.
Walker proposed 21 changes to the charter. His
recommendation about who conducts the meetings is
in line with Cramer's thinking. "The mayor shall pre-
side at meetings of the commission, shall set the order


of business for each meeting, and shall have a vote,"
was included in Walker's recommendation packet.
Of the proposed revisions, Walker said, "Some are
addressed to the current dispute, or I should say, to the
prevention of such disputes in the future. Second, some
are intended to make your charter more orderly. Third,
some are intended to amend unusual features of your
charter in order to bring it more in line with 'best prac-
tices' of municipal charters generally."
Cramer said she thinks the current interpretation is
incorrect in that it doesn't take 77 years of tradition into
consideration. She continues to call for a charter re-
view.
Last month, resident Mady Iseman presented the
commission with a petition containing the signatures of
262 residents who would also like to see a review of the
charter.
Iseman said she collected the signatures because
she felt her rights as a voter were taken away because
she voted for Deffenbaugh with the understanding that
the mayor conducts commission meetings.


City commissioners, who are working on next
year's budget this month, said they do not have time to
consider Iseman's petition.
The city's charter states the mayor shall appoint
and the commission approve the vice mayor. Nonethe-
less, when Deffenbaugh's nomination was defeated,
Commissioner Jay Hill nominated Commissioner Tom
Skoloda as vice mayor. His nomination was carried by
a 3-2 vote with Hill, Skoloda and Commissioner John
Michaels voting in favor of Skoloda as vice mayor and
Deffenbaugh and Cramer opposed.
In the next step, the commission by the same 3-2
margin voted to interpret the charter to mean that the
vice mayor shall conduct the commission meetings.
Everyone agrees that the charter is ambiguous on
this point. City Attorney Jim Dye advised the commis-
sion that in the case of an ambiguity of the charter, the
majority of the commission determines what the inter-
pretation shall be.
Vice Mayor Skoloda has been chairing the meet-
ings ever since.


Neither side flinches in Cortez move; meeting set July 28


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Cortez is choosing up sides again for another go at
building its waterfront or stopping development there,
with the next round Saturday afternoon, July 28.
That will be a meeting of Cortez Waterfronts
Florida Committee to try to bring the entire waterfront
under the vision plan adopted last year. Time for the
meeting hasn't been nailed down, said Janet Hoffman,
Cortez Waterfronts manager.
The vision plan addresses only the prospects for the
old Sigma fish house, and the vision needs expanding, it
was decided at a crowded committee meeting in June.
There Cortezians argued fiercely over a proposal by
Rivolta Design to include eight cottages in its develop-
ment of the old Sigma fish house it acquired last year.
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use is not something we want or need."
Building the cottages, which she called condos,
would require zoning changes, she said, which would
open condo construction up to all comers.
"No, no, no," said another longtime Cortez activ-
ist, Mary Fulford Green: "No cottages, no condos, no
zoning change" to accommodate cottages at the site.
"The county should buy [Sigma property] and
make it a park with boat ramps and picnic tables."
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positions to do what the people want. "We'll take it up at
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workers threw Patricia Stevens a farewell party last
week. Stevens, who retired after 35 years of work,
says she did a little of everything in the office and
she's looking forward to taking her retirement "one
day at a time." Islander Photo: Diana Bogan.

Cortez couple: 50 years
Fifty years of marriage is being celebrated for Frank
and Barbara Rice of Cortez by their daughters' establish-
ment of an arbor at Moody Manor in Fort Lauderdale.
The Rices were married Dec. 29, 1950, in Chicago,
moving subsequently to Atlanta where they reared four
daughters. Their youngest, Katie, was injured in an
auto accident in 1985 and has lived since in Moody
Manor, a private, nonprofit home for women with trau-
matic head injuries.
Their other daughters are Kris Rice of Savannah,
Lisa Layfield of Atlanta, and Susie Smith of Athens,
Ga. The Rices have six grandchildren.
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Growing family
Scott and Noemi Slowey are the proud parents of a
baby girl, Alissa Nicole, born June 29. Alissa
weighed 7 pounds 4 ounces and measured 19 inches
at birth.


Melissa and Frank Williams


Beachside wedding
C. Melissa Glenister of Holmes Beach and Frank Wil-
liams of Manchester, England, were married the morning
of July 4 at at the beach near 35th Street in Holmes Beach.
Before immigrating to the United States, Frank
was a computer graphics manager with a firm in Lon-
don. Melissa is an art director and manager of a graph-
ics department with a trade show company in Tampa.
The couple met in London's Soho, where Frank
was her manager at a large London-based graphics
bureau. Melissa returned to the States and moved to
Anna Maria Island in April 1998.
Nancy K. Ranes of Clearwater performed the
beachside ceremony with two attendants, Mary Melissa
Vogt of Bradenton and Joy Audrey Wilson of
Manchester, England.
The intimate ceremony was immediately followed
by a champagne breakfast at Chef Damon Presswood's
Ooh La La! Bistro in Holmes Beach.
Later in the afternoon, the couple hosted a July 4th
barbecue with friends, family and neighbors celebrat-
ing with the newlyweds.
The following day, the newlyweds left for their
honeymoon at Chalet Suzanne in Lake Wales.
Williams said after the honeymoon, they plan to
reside on the Island, where they say they enjoy reading
The Islander and relaxing at Duffy's.

Islander re-elected to
Planned Parenthood board
Gary Hickerson of Holmes Beach has been re-
elected treasurer of the board of directors for Planned
Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida. His term
of office began July 1 and will last two years.
Hickerson is director of operations and business
development at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.
Planned Parenthood serves 15 counties and last
year served 17,000 patients.

Oswald Trippe and Company Inc.
has new office coordinator
Tonya Atchison has been named office coordina-
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Beach full-service, independent insurance agency.
Atchison is responsible for the day-to-day opera-
tion on the seven-person office, as well as marketing
coordination and client service.
Atchison previously worked at the company's of-
fice in Fort Myers and relocated to the Holmes Beach
office last year.
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Suzi the teenaged green turtle with a potential
deadly stomach ache has been cured and sent home to
the Gulf of Mexico.
She was found floating helplessly in the
Intracoastal Waterway last April by George Glaser
during a cruise in his sight-seeing boat, the Mystic
Dolphin.
He and two passengers got her aboard after a half-
hour of maneuvering, necessarily delicate to protect the
turtle, and ferried her ashore at the Mystic Dolphin's
dock at the old Pete Reynard's docks. Mote Marine
Laboratory was notified and in turn got in touch with


Suzi Fox.
Fox, who inadvertently became the turtle's name-
sake, holds the state marine turtle conservation permit
for Anna Maria Island. She took the sick turtle to
Clearwater Marine Aquarium, where intestinal infec-
tion was diagnosed and treated with antibiotics.
That cleared up the problem over time, Fox said,
and the fully recovered teenage Suzi was released last
week.
Greens are a protected species and rare on this side
of Florida, Fox noted, and she finds them "maybe the
prettiest of the sea turtles."


Loggerheads, greens,


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By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
The first sea turtle hatch of 2001 on the Island has
ushered 109 baby loggerheads into the Gulf of Mexico
from a nest high on a dune at the southern tip of Co-
quina Beach.
Along with those youngsters, numbers of young
green turtles, a protected species, have begun feeding
along the Intracoastal Waterway near the bridge at
Manatee Avenue.
And female loggerheads continue to waddle up the
beach, dig down a couple of feet, lay 100 or so eggs
there, cover the nest and go back into the Gulf. So far
130 nests have been counted on the Island's beaches.
To cover it all, Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch
has filled its Web site with information and instructions
for volunteers and others interested. It's
islandturtles.com.
The first nest to hatch was, not surprisingly, the
first one laid on the Island, said Suzi Fox, who holds
the state's marine turtle conservation permit for the
Island.
Turtle Watch volunteer Arlene Byrne, who found
the nest, excavated what was left of it to make sure no
hatchlings were trapped there, and found seven eggs
without babies.
Afterward, she and fellow volunteers made a foam
cast of the nest to be used as a teaching and working
tool. It turned out shaped like an hour glass, Fox said.
A much younger generation than most Turtle
Watchers has gotten involved on the Island's beaches,


with several 11- and 12-year-old volunteers working
hard. They repaired cages, prepared stakes for marking
nests, cleaned up the organization's all-terrain vehicle,
and handed out informational pamphlets on the beach.
There was one dark note: A fully grown logger-
head about three feet long was found dead on Coquina
Beach, its shell damaged by a boat propeller and its
front flippers apparently bitten off by a predator, Fox
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A tradition for Anna Maria Island residents, the
Anna Maria Island Privateers again hosted their an-
nual July Fourth events, a parade from Coquina.
Beach in Bradenton Beach to Anna Maria's
Bayfront Park and a party with entertainment, food
and fun for kids of all ages.
This year's party was held at the Manatee
County Public Beach with Cafe on the Beach res-


taurant co-hosting.
SWinners of the Privateers annual student scholar-
ship awards wereannounced. Rick Boyd entertained.
Thelucky winner-- a woman from Lakeland who was
not present of a hand-carved likeness of Privateer
"Ship Rek" created by Dick Motzer was announced.
Monica Johnson received the $2,500 Whitey
Horton Memorial Scholarship to continue studies at the


University of South Florida. Other winners, all of $500
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zoology at Manatee Community College; Megan
Brad), MCC sophomore in industrial psychology;
Alyssa Mohr, junior communications major at Belmont
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'Ship Rek' heads to Lakeland
Privateers drew the name of a lucky
woman from Lakeland for the prize
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Wave rider: policing waterways around Island


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
With no previous seafaring adventures to speak of
in the past 10 years, I lathered up the sunscreen, zipped
on my life jacket and prepared for an exciting day of
boat racing at the Suncoast Offshore Grand Prix.
I was ready to "ride-along" with Holmes Beach
Marine Officer Vern McGowin and U.S. Coast Guard
Officer Scott Konrad in the Holmes Beach police boat
on their assignment to patrol turn No. 8 at the boat
races.
Konrad was on board as McGowin's coxswain and
I was there to observe the two in action as they kept the
area clear of spectators and, in the event of an accident,
aided the boat racers.
Unfortunately, I mostly observed the choppy Gulf
water as I hung my head over the side in utter despair.
The onset of nausea as the boat was tossed from side
to side brought respect for anyone who has to work on
the open water under the hot sun with passing thunder-
storms churning up the seas.
"Just think what it must be like for the racers to-
day," said Konrad.
I stopped a moment to think of the racers speeding
by in their compact race boats. Already one race was
under way. The rough waters obviously didn't bother
them and I in no way wished to be in their place.
The only relief I had was when McGowin and
Konrad spotted a spectator veering too close to the race
course and they ran the police boat quickly through the
water. Several times throughout the day we steered
toward another boat to deter it from entering the race
area.
The Holmes Beach Police Department's boat was
one of several marine units called upon to help moni-
tor and police the waters at the boat races throughout
the weekend. Units from the U.S. Coast Guard, Mote
Marine Labratory and other police departments from
Tampa to Venice were on duty for the special event.
McGowin is also a trained scuba diver. He took a
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stationed at turn No. 8 to keep spectators from entering the racecourse. Islander Photo: Diana Bogan


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At the races, McGowin had his dive gear on board
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Earlier in the week he attended an orientation to famil-
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would know how to rescue a driver in an emergency.
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He says his job is ultimately the same as an officer
who patrols the streets in a car, he is just patrolling on
the water.
"I check for speeding, creating a wake in a 'no-
wake' zone," expired registrations, and alcohol," said
McGowin. "However, in a car, the officer needs prob-
able cause to stop someone. I can stop someone in a
boat just to see if they have their documents and safety
equipment."
McGowin is cross-designated as a customs agent,
which allows him to stop vessels coming from interna-
tional waters and check their documentation.
Most people out on the water around the Island are
friendly. In fact, there seems to be an unspoken rule:
See a boat, wave.
"I may not write lots of tickets," he says, "but
I'm out talking to people, telling them what things
need to be corrected. People are generally very nice
and they don't mind me being here. People are out
to relax, they aren't in a rush or keyed up from be-
ing in traffic.
"On the road people don't want to be stopped. Out
on the water everyone waves. You won't see that on the
road."
A word to the wise, though: I'm told that if McGowin
asks you to stop, it's a felony to run from him.
"I've actually arrested people for that," he tells me.
The police boat is equipped with lights and a siren just
like the police cars.
McGowin also receives dispatch calls and files
police reports. He receives calls from the public life-
guard stations, usually to report reckless personal wa-
tercraft users. On the day we're out, he receives a call
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Island. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

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As we reach the area where the offenders have
pulled their boats onto the beach, another officer has al-
ready approached them on foot and taken care of the
situation.
The hardest part of the job, according to McGowin,
is pinpointing where you are. There are no street signs
on the water and almost every road has a canal.
.McGowin is also responsible for maintaining the
signs that alert boaters to areas such as "no-wake zone"
signs. When signs are damaged or-blown down, he
enlists the help of the public works department to re-
place them.
He is also responsible for maintaining his boat.
"We do all of the maintenance ourselves to save
taxpayer's money," he said. "Each night before I bring
it back to the garage, I clean the boat and fill it with
gas."
As a marine officer, he also works closely with the
U.S. Coast Guard and state marine units out on the
water. He listens to the hail and distress radio channel
and the marine citizen band, and if he is close enough
he will assist other units.
What sets McGowin's job apart from the other
agencies is that his focus is law enforcement. He won't
stop a boat just to check size limits on fish like a state
officer will.
"The state officer focuses on fisheries and com-
mercial vessels more than I do, and the Coast Guard is
safety oriented," McGowin explained. "I'm day-to-day
law enforcement."
McGowin circles the Island and passes through the
canals where residents have complained in the past to
make sure no one is speeding on the water.
McGowin has been the city's marine officer just
over a year. Previously he worked in Palmetto.
"The road was fun for a while, but I outgrew it," he
says. "I'm one of the few officers who know how to
operate the boat and I love being on the water. You
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Summer camp participants

learn about law enforcement
Holmes Beach Police Officer Pete Lannon greeted
youngsters from the Anna Maria Island Community
Center's summer camp at city hall.
The theme of this year's summer camp is "Fu-
ture Finders," and participants have been learning
about different career choices from a variety of
fields.
Lannon explained his job to the youngsters and
after a lengthy question-and-answer session, he showed
them the different police vehicles used by the Holmes
Beach Police Department.
Camp participants got a close view of Lannon's
police truck, the unmarked police car, the all terrain
vehicle used on the beach, an electric car, bicycle
and boat.
Lannon worked as bicycle cop for five years and
told kids about some of the advantages, such as be-
ing able to carry it over a fence.
Lannon handed out educational coloring books
to each camper and said he would sign the "Play
Safe, Stay Safe Club" membership certificate on the
back of the book if they complete all the games and
activities inside.


Bike patrol
Holmes Beach Officer Pete Lannon
told campers about his experience
patrolling the streets on a bike.


Play safe
Anna Maria
Island
Community
Center
summer camp
participants
were given
activity books
from the
Holmes
Beach Police
Department
to remind
them how to
stay safe.


It's electric
Campers got a closeup view of the electric-powered car the Holmes
Beach Police Department uses on occasion.


Parachute games
SSummer camp participants at the Anna Maria Island Community Center spent a little time indoors playing a
parachute game. The objective of the game is to keep a medium-sized rubber ballfrom falling off the para-
chute. In another variation of the game, you're "out" if the ball lands on the strip of colored parachute that
you're holding.


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Registration open for class
in stained glass art
Registration has opened early for a class in
making stained glass garden ornaments at Palma
Sola Botanical Park, 9800 17th Ave., N.W.,
Bradenton.
Artist Glen LeFevre will instruct in cutting
and grinding glass, along with grouting and pol-
ishing. Cost of the course is $20 for members, $25
for non-members, plus $35 for materials, said the
park's director, Eileen Hoffner. The course will be
from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 14 and 10 to 11 a.m.
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THE ISLANDER U JULY 11, 2001 0 PAGE 17-


Streetlife


Island police reports
Anna Maria City
June 25. 100 block of Spring Avenue, lost. A man
reported a lost wallet.
June 28, 100 Bay Blvd., City Pier Restaurant, theft.
Several five-pound boxes of shrimp were stolen from
the freezer behind the bait shop.

Bradenton Beach
June 29. 1800 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Beach, bur-
glary. A credit card was stolen from a woman's purse.
A hole was punched into the driver's side door to gain
access to the car. Some $1,200 was charged to the
woman's credit card before she realized it was missing.
June 30. Third St.'S., Bridge Tender Inn parking
lot, property damage. Damage was done to the roof,
hood and passenger door of a vehicle when a branch
fell from a tree.
June 30. 200 Gulf Drive N. beach, alcohol viola-
tion. Two men were given citations for violating an
ordinance that prohibits alcohol or glass containers on
the beach.
July 1, 100 block of Bridge Street, drug arrest.
Officers stopped a vehicle that drove the wrong way
around the circle with its lights off. The driver gave
consent for the officers to search the vehicle. The
driver, Nicole Demos, 27, of Bradenton, was found to
be in possession of marijuana and her passenger, Holly
Walker, 32, of Bradenton. was found to be in posses-
sion of cocaine which was wrapped in packets suitable
for individual sale.
July 1, 100 block of 29th Street N., assist other
agency. Officers provided backup to Holmes Beach
police in a battery case.
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in front of the Splendido Cafe. After waking the man,
dispatch ran a check for warrants and two came back
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false name and the other was for failure to appear for
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July 2, 100 block of Highland Avenue, theft. A
bicycle was stolen from the front of an apartment.
July 4, 2513 Gulf Drive N., Circle K, theft. A man
stole an 18-pack of beer after his identification card
was deemed invalid.

Holmes Beach
June 26. 611 Manatee Ave., Eckerd, drug/fraud.
James Stewart, 43, of Bradenton, was arrested for at-
tempting to purchase prescription drugs with a fake
prescription form.
June 29, 400 block of 63rd Street, domestic. A
woman was arrested on domestic battery after a dispute
with her former boyfriend during which she put hot
pepper juice into his eyes.
June 30, 3900 block of East Bay Drive, DUI. Of-
ficers observed a truck cut off another vehicle on the
road and pulled the driver over.'There was a strong
smell of alcohol on the driver's breath as he spoke.
Daniel Slavik, 46, of Holmes Beach, was unable to
complete a field sobriety test and taken into custody.
July 3, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee County Public
Beach, criminal mischief. A small passenger window
of a van was smashed.
July 3, 100 block of 52nd Street, domestic. A woman
reported that her boyfriend slapped her and hit her over the
head with a bottle. She left her home and called police.
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The driver could not produce a driver's license. Upon
checking with dispatch, officers learned that the man's
license had been suspended six times and the tag did
not belong to the car he was driving.
July 4, 5800 block of Marina Drive, driver's li-
cense/drug. Attila Kollar, 29, of Holmes Beach, was
arrested for possession of a controlled substance and
driving without a license. He was stopped by officers
after they witnessed traffic violations and they found
him to be in possession of marijuana and pills in an
unlabled prescription bottle.
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into her parked vehicle and leave. She was able to get
the license plate number before the vehicle left, how-
ever. Officers ran the tag number and retrieved the
suspect's address. They went to the suspect's home in
Bradenton Beach and gave him a summons to appear
for leaving the scene of an accident and a citation for
careless driving.

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Eco-folks fight cat box litter; piping plover protection


Florida environmentalists have fought with the
phosphate industry for decades. Huge scars from open-
pit mining, high water consumption needs for refine-
ment and toxic byproducts are just a few of the claims
made against the fertilizer industry in the Sunshine
State.
Now, environmentalists in Nevada are raising a
stink over another open-pit mining operation proposed
near Reno a "Kitty Litter" mine.
Oil-Dri Corp. wants to turn 300 acres just outside
Reno into a cat litter mine and processing plant for the
valuable clay ore. The corporation is the largest maker
of cat litter, marketing it under the brand name of Cat's
-Pride and selling the product to other manufacturers
under other names.
And get this: the mine is right in the heart of a bur-
geoning residential area. Nearby homeowners are ob-
jecting to the threats of noise, dust and truck traffic
barreling in front of a new school.
Native.American tribes are also complaining the
mine may disturb some of their burial sites.
What's ironic is the land is managed by the U.S.
Bureau of Land Management. Federal officials say
they can't do anything but let the mine proceed due to
an obscure law passed in 1872 that encouraged devel-
opment in the west. It seems the law encourages min-
ing operations, with the thought at the time that gold
and silver would be a boon to the wide-open western
economy or lack thereof.
The feds say cat litter is a "locatable mineral" and
is protected under the act. Bring on the bulldozers, eh?
The only way to block the mine appears to be
through the Endangered Species Act. Unfortunately,
there are no endangered species in the area.
Just when you thought things couldn't get weirder ...

Piping plover protection
A special species of Snowbirds has received some
extra federal protection.
SPiping plovers are those little birds that scurry
along the shore looking for even littler critters to munch
on. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ranked them as
threatened under the Endangered Species Act in 1985,
and has designated 165,211 acres of shore along eight
southern states, including Florida, as "critical habitat"
for the birds.
"Under the act, critical habitat refers to specific
geographic areas that are essential for the conservation
of a threatened or endangered species and may require
special management considerations," according to Fish
and Wildlife officials. "A designation does not set up
a preserve or refuge and only applies to situations
where federal funding or a federal permit is involved.
It has no regulatory impact on private landowners tak-
ing actions on their land that do not involve federal
funding or permits."
The maps showing the critical habitat seem pretty
odd to me. Mullet Key and Egmont Key are listed, but
all of Manatee, Sarasota and Charlotte counties are
excluded from the plover protection zone. I'm sure I've
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water without getting their feet wet.
That feet-wet description is from the late author
Karl Bickel, by the way, not from me, although I'm
sure I would have said it first if I'd thought of it.

'Cruising (With) Class' signing Friday
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Sandscript factoid
The Sarasota Bay National Estuary Program has a
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Loop brings sails close to shore; Spanish mackerel good bet


By Paul Roat
This isn't so much a fishing column as a mystery:
Why are there so many sailfish so close to shore off
Anna Maria Island?
For the past four decades, sails have been front-
page news when one is boated. This week, several
guides working the near-shore Gulf waters have spot-
ted or hooked onto sails within 20 miles of the beach.
Why?
"If you go 12 to 14 miles out, you run into incred-
ibly clear water," said Capt. R.W. Best of the charter
boat "Happy Hooker." "You can see the bottom in 50
or 60 feet of water. The currents are carrying the clear
water to us."
He reminded us all of an 8-foot-long sail he
brought to the dock a few years ago, a sailfish that drew
TV coverage for its rarity in this part of the Gulf. Sail-
fish are a deepwater species that thrives on clear ocean
currents, like those off Ft. Lauderdale not this close
to the Island in the Gulf.
A former charter captain explained the rarity of
sails to shore. "The Gulf's Loop Current has split off,"
said Capt. Juan dos Equis from Sarasota. "There's a
different salinity, a different color and a different tem-
perature out there close to shore. You should see more
bills and wahoo out there. It's just the dynamics of the
currents, the surface eddies from the Loop Current. It's
weird aberrations in the ocean currents."
And no, it's not a result of the three-year
drought. The Loop Current is an offshoot of the Gulf
Stream, which starts its journey from the Caribbean.
The Loop Current shoots north from the Yucatan
Straits toward the mouth of the Mississippi River,
splitting in the middle of the Gulf. Eddies circulate
both clockwise and counterclockwise in the near-
and off-shore regions, with the West Florida eddy
running mostly counterclockwise.
And that current is carrying the sails to us. Very
close to us.
"Two weeks ago we were out about 28 miles," said
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide out of Holmes
Beach. "We saw a sail that jumped six or seven times."
By the way, there's a great book about the Gulf of
Mexico by a scientist named Robert H. Gore. It's titled
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snapper in the 3- to 4-pound range, all about 20 miles
out in the Gulf. He's seeing lots of schoolie dolphin at
4 pounds, plus the beginning of some keeper cobia.
"Last week we caught a 10-pound kingfish," he
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Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's said he's been getting good-sized Spanish
mackerel on the near-shore reefs in the Gulf, plus an
occasional shark, lots of snapper and flounder and
some barracuda. Catch-and-release snook are thick
along the beaches on the Island and Longboat Key,
with the best action occurring in the mornings. Man-
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Waterway, trout to 23 inches in the deeper seagrass
flats, and he's finding redfish to be almost nonexistent
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Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle
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are hungry in about 90 feet of water offshore.
"There is a plethora of sharks, too," he added, with
good reports of bonnethead, blacktip, lemon and nurse
species being caught.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said action is
pretty much as usual for early July: mackerel, snapper,
black drum, lots of catch-and-release snook and a few
really nice permit.
Capt. Thorn Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he's still finding a few tarpon near the Sun-
shine Skyway Bridge, but tarpon season is on the wane.
He's finding cobia near the markers in the bays. That
hot July sun is keeping him off the water in the after-
noons. "I like to get the customers off the water before
it gets really hot," he said.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide out of
Holmes Beach said he's getting big red grouper to 18
pounds fishing in about 140 feet of water in the Gulf.
He caught a 35-pound true black grouper last week,
plus lots of yellowtail and mangrove snapper. He's
finding shark action to be good, too, plus a few bar-
racuda.
Capt. R.W. Best on the Happy Hooker said not-
withstanding sailfish he's putting his charters onto
"little tunnie" almost anywhere he goes. "We're getting
them to 18 pounds 20 to 30 miles out, but we've also
caught them about 10 miles out in the Gulf," he said.
He's also getting a few grouper, snapper everywhere,
and an occasional kingfish. Then there are the sharks,
mostly black nose, running about 42 inches long.
"They're a lot of fun," he said.



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Real Estate


Island property sales
628 Foxworth, Holmes Beach, a canalfront 2,334
sfla 3bed/2bath/2car home built in 1971 on a 100x115
lot, was sold 5/16/01, Christner to Linsley, for
$340,000.
8001 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, a canalfront
1,202 sfla 2bed/2bath/2car home built in 1997 on a
100x60 lot, was sold 5/15/01, Araldi to Proctor, for
$390,000; list $400,000.
133 52nd St., Holmes Beach, a 100x100 lot, was
sold 5/21/01, Belculfine to Mahan, for $200,000.
1801 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 180 Runaway
Bay, a 2bed/2bath 1,080 sfla condo built in 1978, was
sold 5/25/01, Yakab to Oswanski, for $177,000.
209 Church, Bradenton Beach, a 1,205 sfla 2bed/
lbath/lcar home built in 1945 on a 51x100 lot, was
sold 5/22/01, Rippel to Bazzy, for $150,000.
2412 Avenue C, Bradenton Beach, a 936 sfla 2bed/
2bath home built in 1973 on a 50x 100 lot, was sold 5/
21/01, Coleman to Canasi, for $181,000.
3805 East Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, #212 Sunbow
Bay 2, Bldg E, a 1,121 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in


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1979, was sold 5/22/01, Ballou to Buhr, for $210,000;
list $215,000.
501 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, 109 Bridgeport,
a 1,128 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1982, was sold
5/22/01, Wagner to Carlson, for $180,000; list
$184,900.
501 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, 104 Bridgeport,
a 1,000 sfla 2bed/ebath condo built in 1982, was sold
5/22/01, Adams to Cofer, for $220,000; list $220,000.
205 Highland, Bradenton Beach, 5 Coquina Reef,
a 590 sfla 1 bed/Ibath condo built in 1982, was sold 6/
1/01, Huffstutler to Paraschos, for $110,000.
225 85th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,520 sfla home
built in 1979 on a 90x100 lot, was sold 5/30/01, Ragan
to Upshaw, for $215,000.
2505 Avenue B, Holmes Beach, a 2,154 sfla 4bed/
4bath duplex built in 1978 on a 50x100 lot, was sold
5/30/01, Pinkham to Wustemann, for $279,000.
318 Tarpon, a canalfront 3bed/2bath/2car 1971 sfla
home built in 1987 on a 75xl 15 lot, was sold 5/30/01,
Wustemann to Tango, for $517,000.
3601 E. Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 114 Sandy Pointe
2B, a 1284 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1994, was
sold 6/1/01, Johnson to Hunt, for $240,000; list
$265,000.


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REALTOR
Sales & Rentals Since 1981
Office 778-4800 Cell 778-1199
I 5201 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach, Fl 34217


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518 71 st St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront 1,267 sfla
2bed/2bath home built in 1962 on a 100x120 lot, was
sold 5/29/01, Holley to Gaa, for $267,000.
5800 Imperiore, Holmes Beach, a 1,020 sfla 2bed/
Ibath/cp home built in 1968 on a 52x101 lot, was sold
5/29/01, Lumpkin to Bryan, for $249,900.
103 65th St., Holmes Beach, a 265x320x91 (Gulf-
front) x286 .9586 acre lot with a 1947 house and du-
plex (2,882 sfla), was sold 6/5/01, Fronk to Chovan, for
$2,500,000; list $2,500,000.
110 Oak and 107 Mangrove, Anna Maria, the
Spicer Cottages, six buildings (ages 1940-72) with 11
units at 6,426 sfla, was sold 6/7/01, Spicer to Raleigh
Investments, for $1,362,500.
153 Crescent, Anna Maria, a 1,213 sfla 2bed/
2bath/lcar home built in 1972 on a 60x119 lot, was
sold 6/4/01, Schipper to McVaine, for $250,000; list
$260,000.
209 83rd St., Holmes Beach, a 1,500 sfla home
built in 1955 on an 89x90 lot, was sold 6/4/01, Spiess
to Curtan, for $229,000.
223 85th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,442 sfla 3bed/
2bath home built in 1958 on a 90x100 lot, was sold 6/
4/01, Hueber to Byrne, for $223,500; list $259,000.
Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate
broker, 778-1222, exclusively for The Islander. Copy-
right 2001.


Moving In?
Moving Out?
Moving Up?

Call Karen Day
S778-6696
Evenings: 779-2237
Mike Norman Realty, inc.
S3101 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach


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Visit us at: www.aboutthevillages.com
Information: Jon Tipton, 941-779-9464


General Contractor
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WATERFRONT HOMES:
201 No. Harbor Dr. ................................ $949,000
2306 Canasta Dr..................................... $895,000
520 72nd Street ....................................... $489,900
523 68th Street ..................................... $479,000
628 Dundee Lane ................................. $449,900
ISLAND HOMES & CONDOS:
210 67th Street ....................................... $449,000
Bradenton Beach Club. .................... from $400,000
5 Palm Harbor ................ .... ................. $399,000
4002 6th Avenue ................................. $369,000
W aters Edge ......................................... $246,000.
2101 Avenue B ........................................ $229,500
DUPLEXES:
109 7th Street South ............................... $329,900
308 57th Street ..................................... $369,000
100 7th Street S.. ................................... $569,000
2500 Gulf Drive ..................................... $825,000
106 7th Street ......................................... $849,000
MAINLAND:
2418 90th Street NW............................ $3,495,000
11227 Sanctuary Drive ............................. $239,000
Regatta Point ....................................... $199,000


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Steps to historic Bridge Street. This 2BR/2BA is in a Gulf
to bay complex. Heated pool, decorator furnished, you'll
only need a bathing suit $289,000.
email: gulfbay@gate.net www.gulfbayrealty.com


Recently refurbished "near Gulf" duplex offers two nice
units separated by twin garages and only 350 feet to
beach! More than 1,600 sq. ft. and includes spacious
2BR/1BA and 1BR/1BA. Great rental or home/rental.
Priced to sell at $450,000. Possible owner financing for
qualified buyer.

CALL FOR ADDITIONAL INFO ON
ABOVE LISTING AND OTHER GULF
AND GULFSIDE PROPERTIES!



Since
MARIE LIC. REAL ESTATE
FRANKLIN REALTY BROKER
"We ARE the Island."
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250








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ity for a mother-in-law suite? All this and a deeded boat dock
t steps from your door! $279,500.
SDON & KAREN SCHRODER, REALTORS
S' 941-778-2200 800-774-2205
kardon@floridahomepros.com
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\ Each Office Individually Owned & Operated


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


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


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


COMMERCIAL. Unique opportunity to invest in a nine-
unit income producing commercial property located in
a very desirable area of Holmes Beach. Three apart-
ments with some Gulf views, hair salon, daycare, two
storage units and two workshops. Records of the many
upgrades, renovations and repairs upon request.
Owner willing to hold some financing. $765,000. Call
Susan Hatch 778-7616 eves.


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Gloria Schorpp Helen White Mary Ann Schmidt

SPECTACULAR VIEW BIMINI BAY
4 bedrooms, three luxurious baths. Split-plan home
hardwood floors, eat-in kitchen, screened porch.
Inground pool, three-car garage. $795,000.
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.
BEACH HOUSE
4BR/4BA turnkey furnished beach house west of
Gulf Drive in historic Anna Maria City. Large lot,
great rental. $495,000.
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.
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.
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.


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ITEMSFOR SLE ir GARAE SAL Continue BOAT


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

COINS FROM Royal Mint,-non-circulated, presen-
tation case with Princess Di aid Prince Charles sil-
ver 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.

USED TORO self-propelled lawn mower, 8" bench
saw, 4-1/2 inch jointer. 778-3371.

FIBERGLASS, POLYURETHANE, gel coat, sol-
vents, most new $100. Sliding glass and wood
doors, tracks, frames and windows, $400. Queen-
sized single bed. 778-3106.


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.

GARAGE/ESTATE SALE. Friday-Saturday, July 13-
14. Open 8am. Everything under the sun including
some furniture. Must go. 635 Key Royale Drive,
Holmes Beach.


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5500 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, FL
941-779-2580
Fax: 941 779-2602
After Hours:
Larry Albert 725-1074
Greg Oberhofer 720-0932


NORTH POINTE HARBOUR
New 5BR/3.5BA home. Deep-water canal access
to Tampa Bay. Maple cabinetry with granite
countertops. Ceramic tile and wood floors. Eleva-
tor. New seawall. July occupancy. $995,000.
Bayfront with incredible view of Tampa Bay. 3BR/
3.5BA (two master suites). Gourmet kitchen, fire-
place, dock, boat lift and seawall. $1,085,000.
BUILD YOUR NEW ISLAND BEACH HOUSE
Two great lots: 803 Gladiolus St. $340,000
303 South Bay $295,000
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GARAGE SALE. Friday-Saturday, July 13-14, 8am-
noon. Washing machine, household goods, cloth-
ing, toys, books, kitchen wares. 304-E 68th St.,.-
Holmes'each.

JULY 50 PERCENT OFF SALE. "Housewarming by
Horigans" Need room for van of treasures from
Pennsylvania and New York. At Under the Sun An-
tiques, Holmes Beach.


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.


1986 MERCEDES 500SL CONVERTIBLE/hard top,
red. Runs great, very good condition. $16,000, 778-
7682.



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

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

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

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


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

40-FOOT DOCK for rent: San Remo Shoies, Palm
Sola Bay. Private, sheltered, electric, water, parking
Fifteen minutes to Long Boat Pass. 792-5526.


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

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial L
brary. Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 77
6247.

OPPORTUNITIES: HONEST, DEPENDABLE, e
ergetic people. Waitress, breakfast daily; cleaning
bed and breakfast and motel; laundry. Call 778
6335.

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

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

CAREGIVER NEEDED FOR Island resident. Sun
days and four hours per evening. 778-4587.

BOOKKEEPER, CLASSIFIED ardi subscriptio
manager. Computer knowledge a must..Busy office
but fun. Immediate opening. Seid resume to Th
Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Bea~i 34217
E-mail news@islander.org or fax 778-9392.



RENTALS
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ceilings and beautiful Gulf views! Call Michel Cerene 792-6546 eves

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Call 941-778-0770 Toll Free 800 741-3772
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APARTMENT Or. qu.il ci .:u 3EBR 2E"R end unr a- Oal'l .:rtaftd 2BR E
street usi onE I Ir.:,r v rain 1 t.8 rq tl .1 lh..rng 2BA 1 4110 q t11 units
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throughout, fresh paint. 2BR/1.5BA and covered parking, across from heated pool to beach, garage parking. Offered at
a spacious 1BR/1BA apartment with andtennis.Short drivetobeachesandshop- $397,500. Call Dave Moynihan 778-
fireplace. $269,000. Call Yvonne ping. Excellentvalue at$129,900. CallDave 2246 or 778-7976.
Higgins 778-2246 or 720-3879. Moynihan 778-2246 or 778-7976 eves.
2217 GULF DRIVE NORTH BRADENTON BEACH, FL 34217
941 778-2246 800 211-2323


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S27 Years ofProfessional Servic
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
GULFFRONT CONDOS, HOMES, APARTMENT
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
tdy41@aol.com www.tdollyyoungrealestate.com


BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY An artist's paradise in downtown
Anna Maria across the street from city hall and a stone's
throw from the Sandbar restaurant. Two huge (1,400 sq. ft.)
work bays downstairs with a mighty Gulfview upstairs
(1,200 sq. ft.). Two full baths upstairs with two one-half
baths downstairs. Parks eight. Asking $500,000.

Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, Fl 34216
-Phone & Fax: (941) 778-1222
E-Mail: dougdowling@earthlink.net
www.dougdowling.com


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HELPANTED onndEISo


MATURE PERSON NEEDED at Mama Lo Coffee
House and Ice Cream Shop. Flexible, part-time
hours. Apply in person. 101 S. Bay Blvd., Anna
Maria, across from the City Pier.



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

BABYSITTING ANYTIME. Red Cross certified sit-
Sters. 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, trimming, clean-up, edgings, more. Hard-
working and responsible. Excellent references. Ed-
ward 778-3222.

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

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

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

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

BATHROOM _REMODELING. Water 'damaged
d d ,wa_ ling, texturing, painting. Reliable, over 20 years
.. experience. Call Fred, 752-7758 or 545-6141, cell.


ISLAND PRESSURE 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
construction trades. "I'm handy to have around."
779-9666.

WEST COAST NUISANCE Wildlife Service. Call us
for problems with raccoons, snakes, possums or
any nuisance animals. Lic. by F.W.C. On call
24-hours, call 941-778-3455.

TIRED OF FIGHTING TRAFFIC? No parking? Can't
read the street signs at night? Not sure where the
address is? Take a taxi and arrive safely. $1.50 to
get in, $1.50 per mile. Clean, friendly service. Island
Transportation, 7am-3am. 737-0336.

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

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

COMPUTER HELP. In-home assistance, Internet/e-
mail 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.


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

SIMPLY BLUE POOL Maintenance. Full or chemi-
cal service. Dependability guaranteed. Free esti-
mate, call 795-2052.

SOS SERVICES. Full-service cleaning/organization
for your entire home. Professional, experienced, and
references. Free estimates. Call Sharon, 920-1992.

CHILDCARE/BABYSITTING by Island mother and
grandmother. Experienced long-time resident with
references. 778-0864.

FREE ESTIMATE REMODELING. Additions, re-
pairs, 20 years experience. Licensed, insured. 761-
9088.



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 dis-
count. Call 778-2581 or 713-0676.



PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and in-
stallation. 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.


CUSTOM
r:u WATERFRONT HOME
S. : "This spacious 5BR/3BA home sits on a canal .
CS .with direct access to the bay and Gulf. It is
located in Anna Maria City and only a short
. .- .- .. walk from both the bay and Gulf beaches.
Ir .LP! 'l lI yI This house features an open design with '
S large kitchen and many added comforts.
Several decks, screened heated pool with -
-,: built in spa/hot tub, private boat dock and so
much more. Priced to sell at only $650,000.
Shown by appointment only.
Robert L. Loomis
Lic. Real Estate Broker
Phone (941) 779-9200
Cell (941) 704-0489


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Licensed Real EstateBroke


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


WEPANSIVE WATEFRONTf RETREAT
This ultra spacious 3 or 4BR/2BA waterfront home o offers a, cheerful.
southerly exposure on a protected, natural canal with deep-water,
boat-docking facilities plus davits. Features include new range, newer
refrigerator, wood-burning fireplace, white pine cabinets, many built-in
bookcases and drawers, nine ceiling fans, new heat pump for central
air/heat, lush tropical landscaping, automatic sprinkler system for front
yard, acrylic hot tub with new pump, new storage shed and outdoor shower,
plus more! Wonderful family home with lots of potential and views of
Intracoastal waterway from backyard! Priced at $389,000.
Visit our Web site at www.betsyhills.com


OPENING DOORS TO


GULFFRONT LOT Incredible buildable lot on
north end of Anna Maria. Full unobstructed
Gulf view. Some trees, private tropical setting.
One of the best lots on the Gulf. $799,900.
Sandy Drapala, 749-5797 or Kathy Marcinko,
713-1100. 72806
WATERFRONT
BEAUTIFUL LAKEFRONT SETTING in fabu-
lous gated golf course community. Great trees
and wonderful views. Traditional 3BR home with
wood floors, eat-in kitchen overlooking lake. Easy
access to 1-75; $189,900. Sandy Drapala, 749-
5797 or Kathy Marcinko, 713-1100. 74015
PRIVATE LAKEFRONT SETTING in Hawthorme
Park. Wonderful open floor plan with sun flooded
rooms throughout. 4BR plus office with custom built-
ins. Sparkling heated pool overlooking lake.
$349,900. Sandy Drapala, 749-5797 or Kathy
Marcinko, 713-1100.75777


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DRAMATIC AND EXCEPTIONAL DIRECT
BAYFRONT HOME. 180 degree view from
north of Longboat to downtown Sarasota, near
bird sanctuary. Charm and character highlight
this wonderful setting. Short walk to beach.
$1,275,000. John Zismar, 504-2393. 204862.
MAINLAND
ELEGANT NORTHWEST HOME. Perfectly
maintained and graciously decorated. Lush
landscaping, huge banyon tree, pretty brick
walkway. $164,900. Joanne Jenkins, 795-3838.
74998
RARE 1.1 +/- PARCEL. 2BR French cottage,
upstairs apartment and detached garage with
apartment built in 1925. Red hollow tile and
stucco construction. Large two-story high living
room with fireplace, $300,000. Don Lewis, 746-
3200. 74139


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ing: all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free
estimates. Call Larry at 795-7775.



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


VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, 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.

INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. 35-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at
778-1730.

CHRISTIES PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction.
Free estimates, no overtime charges. Now certify-
ing 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 manufactur-
ers. Lifetime 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,
exterior, doors, stairs, windows and trim. Have saw-
mill, will travel. 745-1043 Dan Michael, master car-
penter.

TILE TILE TILE. All variations of ceramic tile sup-
plied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, re-
liable, 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. Remodeling,
repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths. Free
estimates. Lic#CGC061519, #CCC057977,
#PE0020374. Insured. Call 720-0794.

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

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

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, quality
work, reasonable rates. Contact Bob, 228-0550.

B&D SEAMLESS aluminum gutters, 5 or 6 inch
available. Insured, free estimates. Dean Guth,
owner and operator, 7-29-0619.- - -- --

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



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, rec-
reation, workout rooms. Near beaches, perfect for
boating family. No smoking/pets. $3,000/month.
798-2000.

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

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

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

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. Beau-
tiful unit, great location, heated pool, washer/dryer, garage,
much more! 778-0167 for more information.

1BR UNFURNISHED, two blocks from beach. Call
Mary Ann, 727-461-3384 or 727-466-0666.

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


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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

ANNUAL RENTAL, 1BR/1BA Bradenton Beach.
One block to beach/bay, $625/month and $625 de-
posit. 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
-~r 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.
1BR/1BA furnished $700/month, first, last and se-
curity. No pets. 795-7805.

HOLMES BEACH. annual/seasonal 1BR/1BA du-
plex with carport. One block to beach. Non-smokers
and no pets. Call779-9697 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.


Extra large 2BR/1 BA furnished/unfurnished just one
block from beach. Nine foot oak ceilings and walls.
$825/month. Six-month minimum, 778-5225.

BEACH RENTAL. 2BR/1BA completely furnished.
One house from beach. No pets. Available August-
December. Minimum two weeks. 813-689-0925 or
941-778-4742.

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

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.

HOLMES BEACH GULF view. 2BR home, 100 feet
to beach. Quiet dead-end. $950/month, plus secu-
rity and utilities. 1-800-894-1950.

BEAUTIFUL GULFFRONT view and Intracoastal
view. 2BR/1.5BA, furnished, $850/month. Security
deposit required. Call 407-595-4015.

ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH 1BR/1BA, unfurnished
ground-level duplex, walk to Gulf. Updated appli-
ances. $580/month includes water, sewer, garbage.
No pets. First, last and security deposit. Island Real
Estate, 778-6066.

ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA, unfurnished
duplex with garage. Walk to the Gulf. Updated ap-
pliances. $925/month includes water, sewer, gar-
bage. No pets. First, last and security deposit. Island
Real Estate, 778-6066.

ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA, unfurnished
ground-level duplex. Walk to Gulf. Updated appli-
ances. $850/month includes water, sewer, garbage.
No pets. First, last and security deposit. Island Real
Estate, 778-6066.
BAYFRONT HOLMES BEACH 3BR/3BA, two-car
garage. Unfurnished home with pool and deep wa-
ter dock. Walk to golf course. Six-plus month lease
preferred. 941-387-2213.

2BR/2BA ANNUAL, unfurnished, West Bradenton.
Beautiful Village Green. Washer/dryer, five minutes
to beach, no smokers/pets. $995/month, available
immediately. 795-7331.

ANNUAL 1BR WATERFRONT apartment includes
cable and water. $750/month, plus security deposit
of $350. Call 779-2148 after 5pm.

PALMA SOLA TOWNHOUSES. 2BR/2BA, heated
pool, community boat docks, walk to bay/beach.
Bright and clean, annual, unfurnished available im-
mediately, $900/month. Also, furnished model
available, $900/month, monthly until January. Sea-
sonal available January through April 2002 at
$2,300/month. Real Estate Mart, 756-1090.


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ITALIAN VILLA FOR rent. 4BR/4BA, two-car garage
and pool. $2,500/month. 941-756-5819 or 704-
1490.

STEPS TO THE BEACH. 2BR/1BA with washer/
dryer, screened lanai. $800/monthly, utilities not in-
cluded. 778-1345.

2BR/1BA HOUSE. Fireplace, $900/month. 941-756-
5819 or 704-1490.



, 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 sea-
wall, $179,900. Both very close to Lemon Bay, no
bridges, located just south in the Englewood/
Manasota area. It's what Anna Maria used to be 20
years ago. Owner, 570-943-2516.









$359,000 ONE OF THE FEW...
Gulffront condos available. 2BR/2BA
With security entrance, elevator and
heated pool. Bonuses are a one-car
garage and extra storage space. Turn-
key furnished. Appliances have been
updated. IB75628.
$225,000 LA LENAIRE ISLE
Accessible by boaL only, this bayfront,
acre+ lot on this private island in
Sarasota Bay will afford you peace and
quiet and privacy. Great bay view from one of 13 parccls
on this 26-acre island. W atcr. septic ind electric at site.
Community dock, sandy. IB73855

1810 59th Strccr t'West Bradenton
(941) 778-0766 (877) 924-9001
Visit our website at www.ArvidaRealty.com


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

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.

SINGLE-FAMILY 3BR/2BA with rental apartment.
Great income. West of Gulf Drive. Newly renovated,
close to everything. $315,000, 778-5482.

DUPLEX. ENJOY BAY breezes and views from this
charming duplex, only one lot from the bay. Total of
3BR/2.5BA, fireplace, laundry room, new tile and
paint throughout. Very quiet location in Holmes
Beach. Only $269,000. Call Yvonne Higgins at
Wagner Realty, 720-3879 or 800-211-2323.

DIRECT GULFFRONT. Enjoy the beach and fabu-
lous sunsets from this lovely townhouse. 2BR/
2.5BA. Four balconies. Community boat dock and
fishing pier. End unit. Walk to beach. Bay and Gulf
views. Sharon Feeney, 751-0670.


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condo. First floor, on water, turnkey, $275,000.
778-6746.



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Call anytime for a consultation.


2BR/2BA CONDO Enjoy beautiful Gulf views from
your living room in your new Island getaway. This
unit is tastefully furnished and the complex has
many amenities including clubhouse, pool and
tennis courts. $399,000. Call Quentin Talbert 778-
4800 or 704-9680. MLS#74843
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.


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LUSH TROPICAL SETTING Updated 2BR/2BA
condo in popular Westbay Point and Moorings. Unit is
turkey furnished with a great view of the heated pool.
Fully enclosed and air-conditioned lanai. Gorgeous
views of Watson's Bayou from front porch. $260,000.
Call Dick Maher or Dave Jones at 778-4800.
GREAT INVESTMENT CONDO Tastefully fumished
2BR/2BA, ten minutes to the beach. Excellent rental
history. $79,900. Call Lynn Hostetler at 778-4800.


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1 Acadia National Park
locale
6 Mystery writer Paretsky
10 More fitting
15 Stoolie
18 Actor Davis
19 Heal. in away
20 Like surfers paddling
surfboards
21 Three-time World
Cup star
22 Black box on "The
Addams Family"?
24 Identify fish by sonar?
26 Wind-borne pet
27 Middle of a run?
28 Laplander
29 Track group?
30 What angry wasps might
do to a room?
34 Step before
spin-dry
35 "High Noon" wife__
Kane
36 Farfetched
37 Tic-tac-toe plays
39 It's trilling
43 "I've got it!"
45 O'Connor's successor as
archbishop of New York
46 A lot of Polynesia
47 Checkers strategy'?
55 G's
56 Trask twin in "East of
Eden"
57 Give birth to


58 Durbin of
30's-40's musicals
59 "I feel as old as yonder ":
"Finnegans Wake"
60 Fancy
61 Altdorf's canton
62 #1 song hit whose title is
spelled out in the lyrics
63 Do follow-up'?
65 Who carried artist Holbein
to the party?
68 Nickelodeon feature
69 1984 Jeff Bridges title role
71 Kind of rule
72 The heat
73 Diamond__
74 Candy brand
75 Go down
76 Org. with refunds
77 U.S. diplomat Silas


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116 "The Body Snatcher"
author's inits.
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118 Big Apple inits.
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Group of criminals doing
figure eights?
Dress finisher
Send out
Factor in life insurance
premiums
Flag football teams
Gives a hand
Library section: Abbr.
Doo-wop song syllable
Marriage acquisition
What adds class to Chinese
porcelain?
Big scrap
"The Haj" author


Early skipper
Switch add-on
Big KFC order?
Esther Williams's choice?
Neighbor of the Bumsteads
Pot builders
One way to go to a party


Applesauce maker
Take (try)
Biblical query
Sturdy chiffon
Thoughts on paper?: Abbr.
Not covering much
About
Popular digital camera maker
Fed on
Outrage
First
Real eye-opener
Part of the U.K.
Catch one's breath
Prompt
King of Naples in "The
Tempest"
Tightens (up)
Everyday
Quetzalcoatl adornment
Sets up
Spot for three men in a tub?
Has a lot of nerve
Camus's "L' de siege"
Vet
Vermont Rep. Bernard .
Congress's only Socialist
Fiberglass sports equipment
Sporting?
School buddy, maybe
"Nel dipinto..."
(1958 lyric)
"Come ?"
Pilot
Stretch (out)
"Is Sex Necessary?"
author


49 "Daktari" actor Rhodes
50 Showing
51 Exhausts
52 Priest, to Nash
53 Already existing,
as a phrase
54 Snitches
56 "The Chinese Parrot"
hero
60 Last line in a riddle
62 Weightliflers' lifts
64 Is vexing
66 Big bell sound
67 Fill up


Steps aside
48-Down, e.g.
Joltless joe
CPR pro
Pinkish yellow, e.g.
Globe plotter
"Merry Christmas"
preceder
What one might beg to do
Start, in a way
Frightens
Milk: Prefix
Pushes one's way
"Yea, verily"


93 Rough-napped
96 Easter activities
97 Accord
98 1980's Schwarzenegger
role
99 Subatomic particle
100 Apollo 15 astronaut
James
101 Hubbub
102 Pyle on TV
104 Matey
109 __ manner of speaking
110 Nine-digit ID
Ill Hitler's star


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RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE INC


Bobye Chasey
Madison, WI







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Monroe. NY







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Missouri







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Providence, RI








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Budapest, Hungary


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


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


$379,900 BRAND NEW Gulf-view Key West-style
townhouse to be constructed spring 2001. Wood cabi-
nets, granite counters, tiled kitchen and baths. Quality
construction. Doug Newcomer 778-2261. MLS#74295


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Bradenton, FL


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Buffalo NY


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floors in this 2BR/2BA end-unit with fireplace and Jacuzzi
tub. Enjoy the heated pool or a short drive to beach.
MLS#76010. $74,900. Noreen Roberts, 778-2261.





Coldwell Banker Real Estate on Anna
Maria Island has openings for just two
agents. We are busy producers and a
very congenial office. If you would like-
to know more of the advantages of
working in our new office, call Pat
Emmett at 794-8200, in confidential.


ANNUAL RENTALS

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


Noreen Roberts
Cleveland, OH


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Kansas City, MO


MANATEE RIVERFRONT CONDO. Top of the line 2BR/
2BA with great river views! Secure building with elevator,
clubhouse had sauna, fitness, kitchen and. big pool.
MLS#75361. $205,000. Doug Newcomer, 778-2261.
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ILEXHURST. Bayfront corner lot. Includes land across
Avenue A, on water's edge. Lots of room for expanding this
home. Room fora pool. Home is charming and well main-
tained. $519,000. Rose Schnoerr, 778-2261. MLS#72634











PALMA SOLA AREA. Charming home with city location
west side on cul-de-sac street. Split-level great-room plan.
One handy bedroom on first level, tiled kitchen and baths.
$156,400. Susan Hollywood, 778-2261. MLS#73090


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