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Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992) ( July 18, 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 18, 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 18, 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 )

Record Information

Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
System ID: UF00074389:00900

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Skimmning the news ... Anna Maria Island map in this edition, page 14.


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Volume 9, no. 36, July 18, 2001 FREE


JUDGE: PERICO PROJECT STANDS


After 80 hours of testimony spread across eight days
of hearings, thousands of pages of evidence and 103 pages
of judicial opinion, the outcome came down to 18 words
on the Perico Island development battle:
"RECOMMENDED that the Department of Com-
munity Affairs enter a final order finding the City's
Amendment 00-1ER in compliance."
Score round one to developer Arvida Co., which
hopes to build 898 condominium units, some in build-
ings 10 stories high, on northern Perico Island.
Administrative Law Judge J. Lawrence Johnston's
ruling Monday favors Arvida, Bradenton and the


Florida Department of Community Affairs, the agency
which endorsed the city's land-use changes.
The ruling hurts Concerned Citizens of Manatee
County, Bradenton resident Doris Schember, Manatee
County and the three Island cities, who have objected
to the project.
Johnston's ruling was that the Concerned Citizens'
side of the case was not solid. The phrase "Petitioner/
Intervenors failed to prove to the exclusion of fair de-
bate" is found throughout his ruling.
There are 13 days left to appeal Johnston's de-
cision.


There are also two ManaSota-88 lawsuits to block the
project still working through courts.
Attorney Dan Lobeck, representing Schember and
ManaSota-88, said "This by no means ends the chal-
lenges to the Perico Project. There are two other
ManaSota-88 law suits independent from this action
that don't face the same burden of proof as this one.
"In this case, if the city presented a case that could be
considered arguable, it had to be granted to them. How-
ever, we believe the judge is misreading the issue and his
PLEASE SEE PERICO, PAGE 4


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photo is the third
weekly winner in The
Islander's eight-week
Top Notch 2001
Photo Contest. Lyon
can claim an Islander
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Mullet-Wrapper" T-
shirt at the newspaper
o(fice, and his photo
will be included with
the other vweekly
winners in the grand -
prize contest. .


Island Middle School has home


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
The (church) bell is ringing for the Island Middle
School.
The new charter school has been offered a home at
the Island Baptist Church in Anna Maria. The congre-
gation voted 68-1, supporting a unanimous board vote,
in favor of housing the middle school in the church's
educational wing..
Pastor Ed Northrop called an emergency meeting
of his congregation to vote on allowing the charter
school to lease space from the church.
Northrop said he called the emergency meeting to
hold the vote because the school had to secure a loca-
tion by July 16 or its charter with the Manatee County
School Board would lapse.
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.
The charter middle school has an approved three-
year contract with the Manatee County School Board.
Jeanne Shell, who will be the full-time administra-
tor for the middle school, said, "This is one of those
miracles. Pastor approached us about using the church.
Every time we seem to be at a roadblock, something
happens to overcome it. Just when we need people,


they step forward. We're so appreciative of Island
Baptist. We couldn't have built a more perfect facility."
Northrop said, "The Lord spoke to me a few years
ago, and my priority is youth and children. That's why
I called these people and spoke to charter school board
member Chuck Webb about using our facility."
Northrop reminded the congregation that when mem-
bers interviewed him, before calling him to the church, he
told them his first priority was going to be youth and chil-
dren.
"I believe that what we are faced with and the op-
portunity we have here is to enhance the educational
experience of the charter middle school. It's an oppor-
tunity to affirm parents and these folks the chance to
lead the Island kids. I am very much in favor of parents
having a lot to do with their children's education," said
Northrop. "One of the things we need to do is to be a
part of the community, and this is a quantum leap."
Concerns from the congregation included whether
the kitchen would be available when the church mem-
bers needed it, who would pay the electric bills, and
who would provide insurance.
According to a lease drafted by Webb, the charter
school would pay a proportional share of the utilities
PLEASE SEE SCHOOL, NEXT PAGE


1fappenmis

Coquina Festival Saturday
Sand sculpture and sports contests will lead
off the first annual Coquina Beach Festival from
9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday, July 21.
Live entertainment will be on the program,
along with a children's play area and carnival
games, plus food in great variety.
More than 1,000 children and adults are ex-
pected at the big event at Coquina Beach at the south
end of Anna Maria Island. It is sponsored by the
Manatee County Parks and Recreation Department.
The sand sculpture competition will open the
festival at 9 a.m. Play area and vendors will open at
10 a.m. A team challenge competition will begin at
11 a.m., with participants put through their paces in
"a series of skill and sporting challenges," said Bill
Ward of the parks and rec department.
Live entertainment will feature the Longboat
Sound at 1 p.m. and local star Twinkle at 3 p.m.
Admission is free, though entry fees will be
collected for some competition events.
Further information may be obtained at
742-5923.


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PAGE 2 0 JULY 18. 2001 0 THE ISLANDER


Anna Maria city employees have a champion


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
The City of Anna Maria has some zealous citizens
who do not always treat their city staff with courtesy.
At the July 12 city commission meeting, resident Jim
Conoly stood up and championed the beleaguered staff.
"I have been appointed by a group of people who
were acting like a lynch mob if I didn't get up and say
something about the way people are treating our staff
at city hall." Conoly said.
He said he doesn't know what it will take, but he
thinks maybe a letter from the mayor and commissioners
would help. "These people are human, and just because
they work here, they are not to be abused by our citizens,
but are to be treated with respect," Conoly said.
Maybe a letter like that should be circulated in the
community, he said.
Conoly said he doesn't think residents talk to Public
Works Director/Building Official George McKay or to the
sheriff's deputies the way they speak to the clerks.
"Let's get this under control and give these people


Lucky fishers,
unlucky shark
Friday the 13th
turned out to be
lucky for three
Thonotosassa
residents fishing off
the Longboat Bridge
they landed an 8-
foot-long bull shark
that morning. Mark
Brewer. Kerri
Brewer and Randy
Betts, from left,
caught the shark.
but it wasn 't an easy
battle. After hooking
the fish, the handle
of Mark's reel came
off. Kerri held the
rod while he walked
the line off the
bridge, down the
embankment and to
the shore, where
Randy helped pull
the estimated 400-
pound fish to the
beach. "We'll eat
good tonight. a
smiling Mark
Brewer said. Below,
the scale of the fish
is checked out by
some youthful
anglers. Islander
Photo: Paul Roat


some support," he said.
Vice Mayor Tom Skoloda asked if most of the
problem was related to traffic tickets, but Conoly said
no, "and furthermore, most of the citizens don't want
the sheriff's deputies to slack off on traffic control.
"It seems to be a general feeling of some citizens,
not just about traffic, but about rules they don't like or
they can't find their wife to beat, so they come down
to city hall. You need to say something to the public so
they know they can't treat these people like dirt."
Commissioner John Michaels said he had person-
ally heard people blowing off steam and behaving
badly to the staff.
"I would support doing something to curtail this,"
he said.
Skoloda asked for suggestions. "It's hard to control
the behavior of people who come into the office," he said.
Resident Carol Ann Magill suggested having
someone come in and give the staff some skills for
dealing with difficult people. "When I was a social
worker, we had a button we could push under the desk


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to get help," she said.
After the meeting, City Clerk Alice Baird said,
"comments from Jim Conoly and some of the other
residents are what the employees of the City of Anna
Maria need to hear. We're very grateful that they pay
attention to what's happening to us and that they care."


Anyone want to swing

in Bradenton Beach?
Bradenton Beach City Commissioner Berneitta Kays
wants to be more of a swinger than she already is.
But don't expect to see the 79-year-old great-
grandmother in singles bars she does her swinging
on the Bradenton Beach City Pier, and wants more
people to be able to join her there.
Kays is one of scores of people who like to sit on the
hanging benches at the pier and swing while chatting or
just watching the water. There are so many people using
the swings, in fact, that "one woman told me she thought
we should put timers on the swings so people would get
off them and let another person have a turn."
Kays suggested the city look into adding more
swings to the pier.
Public Works Director Buddy Watts said he'd have
to look at the pier to see if there was room to install
more swings, and estimated the cost per swing at
around $300.
More swings, more happy swingers like Com-
missioner Kays.

School OK'd at Baptist Church
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
the classroom and office space they rent.
The lease also states that the charter school would
be responsible for obtaining insurance and would use
parking designated for its use by the church.
Another big concern for the church members was
sex education. Member Mark Kempster said, "The
State Board of Education requires education in some of
the areas we wouldn't like to be involved in same-
sex marriage and partners, those kinds of courses. Is
that going to be forced upon the school?"
Shell replied that wasn't in the curriculum. "We
have to follow the Manatee County curriculum for
example, things included on the Florida Comprehen-
sive Achievement Tests. If we teach human growth and
development, it will be strictly from a biological per-
spective. It will be presented to the parents and they can
decide if they want to have their kids in that class."
Webb talked about his oldest child's experience in
a mainland middle school. "We will be teaching things
like math and history, anything you test on in the
FCAT. My 14-year-old has had a very spotty experi-
ence with his teachers. Some are great, some are dis-
mal. One teacher couldn't even do the math to calcu-
late my son's grade. We added his scores and came up
with a 'B.' She added them and came up with a 'D' and
couldn't explain why there was a difference.
"I am a conservative," continued Webb. "We will be
teaching a way of life. Sex education hasn't been dis-
cussed yet. It's not in the curriculum. If we do teach it, it'll
be enough information so they stay out of trouble. Sex
education is not in our contract with the state."
Webb also pointed out that religious signs and
symbols would have to be removed from the class-
rooms. "A charter school has to be non-sectarian, but
we can work closely with each other so you can have
it the way you want it in the evenings, and we can have
it the way we need it to be in the daytime."
Northrop added that he has met with the board and
is very impressed with members attitudes and flexibil-
ity.
"They'd do anything to understand our values and are
not going to conflict with them. For example, they might
teach evolution, but as a theory with so many holes in it
it's not tenable," said Northrop. "I'm more comfortable
with these folks in charge than Tallahassee."
Quoting former Secretary of Education William
Bennett, Northrop said, "The most compelling, the
most significant social issue of the coming millennium
is the issue of who educates the children and what they
will learn."
The school year begins August 13 and the charter
school is now focused on hiring teachers and staff. For
more information, call 778-8571.


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THE ISLANDER 0 JULY 18, 2001 M PAGE 3


Impersonation complaint lodged Meetings


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
A formal complaint has been lodged against Anna
Maria resident Richard DeFrank by Mayor Gary
Deffenbaugh. The complaint charges DeFrank imper-
sonated a city official when he contacted John's Tree
Service about a bill last April.
Deffenbaugh said he was acting as "a private citi-
zen and not as the mayor" when he filed the complaint.
The complaint was filed at the Manatee County
Sheriff s Office substation at Anna Maria City Hall.
Deffenbaugh said the complaint he filed is related
to an incident last year involving John's Tree Service.
At the April 2000 city commission meeting, DeFrank
questioned a $6,300 bill from the tree trimming company.
He told commissioners he had spoken to Maxine
Clements, owner of the tree service, and she told him she
had been told to break up the bill before she submitted it.
DeFrank charged the mayor was trying to bypass
a $2,500 spending cap imposed by the commission,
which requires a vote of the commission authorizing
such expenditures.
DeFrank said at the time that he had called John's
Tree Service and spoken to owner Maxine Clements.
He claimed she was told to break up the bill.
DeFrank said, "'I called the tree service and they
indicated they sent an original bill to the city and then
they were told to break it up."
Following the meeting, The Islander contacted
Clements to verify her statements. She said then that
DeFrank's remarks were untrue.
Clements said then that DeFrank misrepresented
himself. "He said he was with the City of Anna Maria
and asked all kinds of questions." she said.
Clements said she told DeFrank the billing was bro-
ken up by addresses for each of the various work loca-
tions."
She also said at the time that Yvonne Clements, her
daughter, takes care of the billing, and that Yvonne
thought DeFrank was calling to pay the bill.


"He told her there had been a bill sent to the city that
originally contained all the work, and she had to find it,
because he needed it for the meeting Thursday," she said.
"Yvonne didn't remember any bill like that, but
this Mr. DeFrank convinced her that if she didn't find
it, we wouldn't get paid, so she thought maybe she had
forgotten. But when she went digging, she couldn't
find anything like that," Clements said at the time.
Clements said when she finally asked DeFrank
what position he held with the city, "he told me then he
was a concerned citizen."
Clements declined further comment earlier this
week when asked about the new complaint. "I will
probably be called to give testimony, so I'd best wait
to comment," she said.
Manatee County Sheriff s Office spokesman Dave
Bristow confirmed the complaint was filed. He said it
would be turned over to a detective for investigation
and then forwarded to the state attorney's office. That
office will make the determination of whether or not
charges will be filed against DeFrank.
DeFrank has told several city officials that he
doesn't know who could have "gotten to Maxine
Clements and gotten her to lie."
Clements says "no one got to me" and that she is
telling the truth and has been all along.


Holmes Beach Code Enforcement Officer Walter
Wunderlich has his eye on the beach this turtle season.
Each year Wunderlich gives copies of the Holmes
Beach City Code and guidelines for sea turtle nesting
season to beachfront property owners.
"I contact the owners if I see a problem, but most
people comply," said Wunderlich. "For example, I
called John Pace, owner of the Anna Maria Island
Beach Resort on 39th Street, when I saw his Christmas
lights were still on. He turned them off right away."
Pace has rows of icicle lights mounted around his


against Anna Maria resident


roofline.
Turtle season continues through Oct. 31, and property
owners are encouraged to cooperate in the following way:
Turn off unnecessary beach lights by 11 p.m.
Check existing light shields to ensure they are
blocking the light to the beach.
Remove all furniture and beach equipment from
the beach at night.
Avoid unnecessary traffic near ne.st arcs.
:.,,If you have any questions, contact Wunderlich at
708-5833.


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Anna Maria City
July 26, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
July 19, 1 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda: Is-
land trolley presentation, authorization of one staff
member to have emergency cash withdrawal authority,
Manatee County Tourist Development Council special
event request, building department equipment purchase
request, consent agenda, commission reports and pub-
lic comment.
July 20, 9 a.m., commission budget workshop.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
July 24, 6 p.m., city commission meeting followed by
work session.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Of Interest
July 18, 12:30 p.m., Barrier Island Elected Officials
meeting, Anna Maria City Hall.
July 23, 9:30 a.m., Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan
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Perico gets law judge OK
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
ruling is full of statements we find exception with."
Lobeck pointed out, as an example, Judge
Johnston's comment that, "the likelihood of a major
storm hitting Manatee County is relatively small."
Lobeck says this statement disregards the testimony of
his hurricane specialist, who said just because it hasn't
happened yet doesn't mean it can't.
"We have 15 days to file an exception and point out
the judge's errors." Lobeck said. "It is up to my client and
I am waiting for the authority to go ahead with that."
Bradenton Mayor Wayne Poston was not available
for comment on the ruling.

The background
Bradenton annexed 416 acres of northern Perico
Island into its boundaries from Manatee County in
1998. In February 2000, Arvida announced plans to
develop the property overlooking Tampa Bay and
Anna Maria Sound with multi-story condos, leaving
173 acres as open space.
City planning members and the Bradenton City
Council approved the development in May 2000. The
challenges shortly followed.

The issues
Prior to Arvida's Perico project announcement.
Bradenton changed its land use plan for the island. The
change was approved by planners and council members
and endorsed by DCA. That amendment was a key el-
ement of the administrative hearing, as attorneys
wrestled with whether the city's plan was more or less
restrictive than the county plan in sensitive land areas
such as Perico.
Johnston responded in his "Findings of Fact:"
"Based on these findings on maximum prospective
residential density and development potential on North
Perico under the city and county plans, it cannot be found
that the City's Plan Amendment allows any more residen-
tial density or development on North Perico gross or
net than the county's plan did. At the comprehensive
plan review stage, the question remains at least subject to
fair debate. As previously indicated, these findings on
maximum prospective residential density and develop-
ment potential are dispositive of several other issues raised
by Petitioner-Intervenor."

Highlights of the administrative
recommended order
Other highlights of the case involved intergovern-
mental relations, hurricane readiness and evacuation
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needs, public facility capability to accommodate the
development, capital improvements, urban sprawl, the
public participation process in the land-use change ef-
fort and land-use compatibility.
Johnston for the most part endorsed every argu-
ment made by Bradenton and its attorneys paid for
by Arvida while objecting to almost every argument
made by Concerned Citizens, Manatee County and the
Island cities.
The Island's biggest concern was traffic capacity
on Manatee Avenue during a hurricane evacuation.
Since Islanders are fearful that the estimated 2,000
people living in the development would hinder Island
evacuation, storm concerns were key to the Island's ar-
gument.
Johnston dashed those concerns in his rulings.
"Historically, few hurricanes and tropical storms
have impacted the Bradenton area," Johnston wrote in
his "Finding of Fact."
"No hurricanes have approached Bradenton from the
north since records have been maintained. While history
is no guarantee, hurricane predictor models also indicate
that the likelihood of a major storm hitting Manatee
County is relatively small. (The Tampa Bay Regional
Planning Council Hurricane Evacuation Study does not
even include a model for a storm with a northerly ap-
proach in its hurricane study.) In addition, while there is
a substantial fetch of open water over Tampa Bay to the
north of Perico Island, it is more likely that a storm would
approach Manatee County from the west, east, or south
than from the north. Perico Island is buffered by land
masses from all those directions.
"SR 64 (Manatee Avenue) is the evacuation route for
the northern half of Anna Maria Island, Perico Island and
a portion of the mainland. So far, Anna Maria Island resi-
dents and the Island cities have opposed proposals to
widen the Anna Maria Island Bridge. It is not clear
whether widening the bridge would facilitate their evacu-



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Island
An administra-
- tive law judge
ruled condo
development of
Perico Island
would not
cause adverse
.. unpacts to
wetlands.

ation or increase their safety since approaches to the bridge
would remain two-lane under the proposals so far.
"Evacuations are typically ordered 24 to 36 hours
before the onset of hurricane force winds. Based on
predicted evacuation times, a mandatory in-county
evacuation can be completed prior to the onset of hur-
ricane force winds. The additional residential units on
North Perico probably would not result in insignificant
[sic] increases in in-county evacuation times."

Wetlands concerns dashed
Damage to fragile wetlands on the property was
another problem voiced by Concerned Citizens. Set-
backs from the buildings to the wetlands were a con-
tentious issue that Johnston addressed matter-of-factly:
"There were differences of opinion as to how the
City's [wetland policy] should be interpreted. Wit-
nesses for Petitioner/Intervenors thought the policy
would allow developers to choose which of the three
wetland'protection measures no negative impact,
SWFWMD buffers, or SWFWMD mitigation to
apply to their projects. Bradenton countered that the
evidence supports an interpretation allowing the city to
choose the alternative affording the most wetland pro-
tection possible. The city's interpretation is reasonable
and would be consistent with the goal and objective
which the policy implements."

What next?
Johnston's recommended order will be forwarded
to DCA Secretary Steve Seiffert if no challenge is of-
fered. Seiffert will then write the final order on the is-
sue.
And the courts will hear the two remaining law-
suits. ManaSota-88 challenges the Arvida project's
inconsistency with city and county comprehensive
plans in one suit. The other action states the city made
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Tidemark delayed by wrangling, lawsuit in Holmes Beach


The Holmes Beach City Commission held a con-
tentious meeting July 10 via telephone on the
proposed Tidemark development.
-It resembled "Judge Wapner night" in the city
commission chambers, complete with heckling, boo-
ing, applause and jeers.
Commissioners agreed to adjourn the meeting and
reconvene July 24 for a second reading of two ordi-
nances that would rezone two residential lots to com-
mercial, change the future land-use map and pave the
way for Tidemark's 40-unit condominium/lodge/ma-
rina/restaurant.
Commissioner Pat Geyer phoned in from North
Carolina, where she said "the weather is beautiful," and
Sandy Haas-Martens chimed in from Michigan with
the same.
Geyer and Haas-Martens both said they could at-
tend in person July 24.
Commissioner Rich Bohnenberger opened the dis-
cussion by stating he had a problem with establishing
a quorum with the two commissioners not present.
Webster's defines present as "physically here," he said.
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."
Dan Lobeck. attorney for Lance Spotts. Tina and
Dan Howe, opposing the Tidemark development, ob-
jected to continuing with the proceeding while two
commissioners were not physically present.
Lobeck maintained that proceeding would be a
violation of Florida statutes, saying that the only in-
stance in which an individual may participate by phone
is when that person is unable to attend due to medical
treatment or physical infirmity.
Bohnenberger suggested that the commission re-
search Lobeck's argument and draft a policy for future
reference.
Lutz suggested "we adjourn and reconvene on the
24th."
City Attorney Jim Dye said, "That's legal. The
second reading of the ordinance has to be acted on
within 30 days of the first reading I consider that


acting on it."
The 30-day period since the first reading would
expire July 12.
Lutz invited the two attorneys present, Lobeck and
Mark Barnebey for Tidemark, to speak with a five-
minute limit to the postponement issue.
Lobeck said, "Clearly it would be illegal to con-
tinue tonight."
Lutz cut Lobeck short, saying he didn't care to
"hear the merits" of Lobeck's case.
Barnebey said, "I think it's OK to continue it, as-
suming this won't create a procedural problem on the
24th."
Dye asked the commission if it would accept pub-
lic 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 al-
most every issue, every time we meet."
The commission agreed to formally accept com-
ment on the two ordinances at the second, final read-
ing, which according to Dye is not the normal proce-
dure.
Before the meeting was recessed, Lobeck clarified
his position for the record. "We disagree with attorney
Dye that you are acting within the 30-day requirement
by continuing on the 24th, nor do you have a quorum
to proceed this evening."
Rushing Lobeck off the podium, Lutz told him not
to "tell us your take on the law."
Given Lobeck's final statement, Barnebey asked
that the commission reconsider its decision to continue
the meeting on July 24 and proceed with the second
reading, reiterating that it doesn't want to be penalized
by the 30-day requirement.
Lutz said they were not going to do that and a
motion to continue the meeting was carried.
Lobeck had sent a process server to the city earlier
in the day, o hoping to serve the mayor with a lawsuit,
filed earlier that day with the court on behalf of his cli-
ents. Spotts and the Howes, only to find the city offices
closed after 4 p.m.,.
Spotts' property is adjacent to the project at the
north end of Sunrise Lane, abutting the two residential


lots which are the subject of the rezone from residen-
tial to commercial paving the way for Tidemark.
The Howes are adjacent to the project across the
canal on 56th Street.
The suit maintains the city has violated its compre-
hensive plan by approving the project. It seeks a judi-
cial review of the city's actions in approving the
project, a declaratory judgment and an injunction re-
versing the city's actions.
Lobeck also filed a second suit, a writ of certiorari,
asking the court to review the administrative actions
and decisions made by the city in approving the Tide-
mark resolution pertaining to the site plan and the spe-
cial exception use as a marina.


Chairman responds to

letter about Avenue C
Jim Gloth, chairman of the Holmes Beach Parks
and Beautification Board, responded to a letter to the
editor published in The Islander opinion section July
11 from D.M. Canfield at a recent meeting.
Gloth stated that the person Canfield refers to as a
beautification board member is in fact not a member
nor in any way associated with it.
"I'd ask that the person writing the letter document
who it is," said Gloth. "It's not a member of our board,
and if they want to call us or make a statement at our
meeting, that's fine."
The parks and beautification board did receive a
packet of photos of trash on Avenue C from an anony-
mous person. The board did not take any action on the
matter, viewing it rather as a complaint that should be
brought to city officials.
According to Code Enforcement Officer Walter
Wunderlich, anonymous complaints are often made
about Avenue C and the matter is usually handled with-
out any further problems. However, he said, he hasn't
received any complaints recently.
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Opinion


Progress
Perhaps, like some folks we know, you have the
wrong perception.
The neighbors of the proposed Tidemark project aren't
against development. They aren't against Tidemark.
They say they are opposed to rezoning residential
property to commercial. They're opposed to the combi-
nation of motel density with commercial setbacks (or
lack thereof), a large pool and deck facing the residen-
tial area. no buffer or setbacks on the waterfront and a
relatively small amount of parking to service it all to
name a few of their concerns.
The development is predicated on a loophole -
developer Nick Easterling admits whereby the city's
land development code defines the word "marina" to
include various uses, including "onshore lodging."
The opponents allege this does not allow a marina
to operate as such. The code clearly states OR before the
list describing various aspects which may. OR may not,
be present within a marina.
The criteria for special exceptions under the current
commercial-3 zoning for the former Pete Reynard prop-
erty allow for a marina, but within that text the descrip-
tion is for boat sales and repairs and storage. And lodg-
ing is not included.
In a nutshell, we believe the project is too intense for
the size of the property.
The developer has only begun to hit roadblocks,
including denial of a request to enlarge the canal some
40 feet by 170 feet and add more boat docks.
Still, the lawsuit filed by three neighbors may open
the door to settlement.
It ain't over
Meanwhile, you don't have to accept defeat on the
Arvida/Bradenton/Perico development.
Concerned Citizens of Manatee's attorney Dan
Lobeck (yes, the same fellow representing Holmes Beach
residents opposing Tidemark) says "It's not over yet."
If his clients wish to proceed, they have 15 days to file
an exception to the ruling and to point out any errors.
In the case of an administrative review, if the city
presents a case that could be considered arguable, a fa-
vorable ruling has to be granted, according to Lobeck.
But Lobeck believes the judge is misreading the
issue. He says the ruling is full of statements to which
he can find exception.
Lobeck also represents the environmental group
ManaSota-88. "This by no means ends the challenges to
the Perico project." he said. "There are two other
ManaSota-88 lawsuits independent from this action that
don't face the same burden of proof as this one."
Being opposed to 10-story condos on the Perico
shoreline, we hope to "see you in court."


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p inion


More discussion needed
I applaud the action taken by Lance Spotts and Dan
and Tina Howe regarding the Tidemark development.
It seems to me that this enterprise was pushed through
very quickly surprisingly quickly.
I am not sure that the rules should be changed and a
special exception allowed without a more discussion.
Holmes Beach is a party to the suit involving Arvida
and here we are just handing over an area that, if built as
planned, will have a profound effect on the Island.
John Gilroy, Holmes Beach

Tidemark taboo
The Tidemark development that seemed to be ini-
tially on track has now met up with the Island's great-
est "taboo." Namely, the "if you're not here already,
you don't belong here" philosophy.
I am not an advocate of the Tidemark, but I do feel
that a change in the old Pete Reynard's property is long
overdue. The current facility is in need of considerable
repair and the parking lot can only be considered as an
obstacle course. Plus the layout virtually lends itself
only to the use that it was formerly used for.
Have we become so shallow thinking that we think
once a restaurant always a restaurant and that use is the
only one acceptable? Are we to wait until another poor
soul who has a dream of regaining Pete Reynard's fame
pours his life savings into the project, only to fail 18
months to two years down the road?
Let's face it, the property is commercial and it's
going to stay that way.
I personally prefer a single developer/manager facil-
ity to a multi-developer/lessor/operator, as would be the
case of another strip mall,: store or other type usage. At
least then you only have one person to deal with in mat-
ters of codes and other functions within the community.
New development would also have to meet current fire
and safety standards, which would be a great asset.
So, to sum it all up, I am for the rezoning and the
Tidemark, or whatever type of suitable development


that takes place. However, a "whatever" is an unknown
and the Tidemark is here. I vote yes.
Earl Coker, Holmes Beach

Film shoot success, thanks
I'm writing this letter with a deep sense of gratitude
to The Islander, City of Holmes Beach and the Island
and Bradenton business communities for their assis-
tance in a recent film project, "High Rise."
Since this was my first experience producing and
directing a film, and my budget was the lowest denomi-
nator, I had to rely heavily on the generosity of others
in order to get the job done.
The Islander staff worked on Saturday in order to
produce a fictional issue that captured and brought to
life various issues in my film. Thank you for your ex-
pertise and creativity in providing a mock newspaper
that was used to thread the story from beginning to end.
The City of Holmes Beach assisted us in every way
they could and allowed us to shoot this film with very
little notice. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to
showcase Holmes Beach in a positive light.
Almost half of the scenes were shot at Cafe on the
Beach restaurant. I can't thank the staff enough for giv-
ing us first-class treatment while we filmed there. The
food was absolutely delicious and the staff was ex-
tremely helpful. Some even participated.
Publix provided beverages for us. We all know
how hot it is in June on the Island, and water was a
staple that allowed us to work longer hours without
wilting. Island Rental provided us with many props and
its generosity made our jobs much easier.
We also shot many scenes at Manatee Community
College, where the film staff was my backbone.
Others in Bradenton and Sarasota that assisted us
were Target, Wolf Camera, Wal-Mart, Hungry
Howie's and Johnson Printing.
Thank you again from all of us on the "High-Rise"
production team. I look forward to shooting my next
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Reallife heroes
Recently I wrote a column dealing with the dangers
lurking beneath the tranquil surface of the Gulf.
In it I with tongue somewhat in cheek fo-
cused on a local critter that is the cause of many an un-
pleasant experience, the stingray.
While the harm rays cause is most certainly some-
thing that those who have felt it will not soon forget,
they very rarely leave lasting damage, nor are they usu-
ally fatal. As we were so vividly reminded by the news
from Pensacola about a bull shark attack, there are
some creatures with which we share the waters that are
profoundly capable of inflicting both.
The story of the ordeal young victim Jessie Arbogast
has had thrust upon him is extraordinary no matter how
you look at it. The least remarkable aspect of the entire


affair is that the attack took place in Florida. According to
statistics compiled by the Florida Museum of Natural
History there were 79 confirmed attacks by sharks against
humans in 2000 in the entire world. Of that total almost
half- 34 occurred in the waters off Florida. Even with
that in mind, considering the millions of times people enter
the waters of Florida each year, the likelihood of being a
victim of such an attack is infinitesimal. A fact that is of
absolutely no comfort to poor Jessie.
The actions taken immediately following the attack
on this young man are where story enters the realm of
legend. It seems that Jessie's uncle, Vance Flosenzier,
was very close by when he heard Jessie's screams and
immediately took matters into hand. Flosenzier -
while calling those ashore for help grabbed what
turned out to be a 200-pound, 7-foot-long bull shark
and wrestled it to shore.
The purpose of this Herculean feat was to retrieve
his nephew's arm, which was in the shark's mouth.
Owing to the quick arrival of a park ranger, who
promptly shot the beast and used his nightstick to pry
open the jaws all the while the child's aunt, Diana,
was performing life-saving CPR on Jessie the arm
was rushed off to the hospital in an ambulance to meet
up with Jessie, who was airflifted.
The operation to reattach the severed limb took a team
of physicians and technicians 12 hours to complete. I
know of no words adequate to describe the skills neces-


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sary to conduct such a procedure. While I realize the men
and women responsible for this secular miracle are firmly
rooted in the teachings of scientific principles, to a layman
they might as well perform magic.
Although the procedure went as well as could be
expected under the circumstances, Jessie remained in
extremely critical condition for the days immediately
following.
Happily, as I write these words it appears as though
the odds on his making it are improving daily.
There is another noteworthy aspect of this story which
deserves mention. Although countless news organizations
have sought Mr. Flosenzier out to tell his incredible story,
he has turned down every request for an interview.
Although they unquestionably embody the highest
ideals of heroism, he and his wife have remained vir-
tually anonymous and invisible. They are apparently
content to focus all their energies on Jessie as he
struggles to regain his health. In a society that at times
seems to treat narcissism as a virtue, it is comforting to
see such a display of self-effacement.
Of course, the real hero of all of this is Jessie. He
must be quite a trouper to be able to hang on the way
he has. Hopefully, by the time you read this, he will be
progressing smoothly on the road to a full and complete
recovery. He and his family deserve nothing less.
For comment: e-mail Mike Shannon at
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Island populations included in county grant application


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach city commissioners agreed to partici-
pate with Manatee County in an application for a Commu-
nity Development Block Grant for the years 2002-04.
Fred Loveland, Director of Community Services
for Manatee County, explained in a presentation to the
city that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
Development provides "entitlement" funding to eli-
gible counties for projects that serve low- and moder-
ate-income families, slum and blighted neighborhoods,
or areas that flood frequently.
Loveland said that counties nationwide compete
for entitlement funds and that Manatee County could


apply if it shows a population of 200,000 people.
"Longboat Key and Anna Maria have agreed to in-
clude their population with the county, but Palmetto has
chosen to apply for the 'competitive' grant money on its
own," said Loveland. "We need Holmes Beach, although
we can't guarantee this city would get any money."
Loveland pointed out that although funding is al-
located through a public process within the county, it
is not limited strictly to low-income areas. Entitlement
funds are intended to benefit the general population.
Mayor Carol Whitmore, however, pointed out that
under the terms and conditions of an interlocal coopera-
tive agreement such as this, the city would be able to look
to the county for help in applying for other grants.


"If we're interested in a grant," asked Whitmore,
"you'll help us write it?"
Loveland confirmed the county would help.
Commissioner Rich Bohnenberger pointed out that
although Holmes Beach has had the proper population
numbers to apply for community block grants in the
past, the city didn't get the money because its low- and
middle-income residents aren't living in the same area
within the city.
Commissioners unanimously voted in favor of
entering an interlocal cooperative agreement with the
county for the CDBG funding.
Bradenton Beach commissioners also agreed to enter
the agreement with the county at their July 16 meeting.


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Cell phone service records generate controversy


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
Controversy swirls in Anna Maria is nothing
new? around whether or not the city's cellular phone
records should be made available for inspection.
Resident Richard DeFrank is requesting the
records of Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh's phone usage be
made public. He has made that request several times in
writing.
Deffenbaugh says he can't turn over what he
doesn't have.
Nextel, the city's cellular service provider, bills the
city each month. The bills show the amount owed, but
other than long distance use, no individual calls are
listed on the statement.
The company keeps records of local calls, but in
the course of its normal billing, it doesn't provide a
printout of those calls.
DeFrank has asked the city to request those de-
tailed records, which he says can be purchased for
$2.50 per page. He has offered to pay for the detailed
billing.
Deffenbaugh refuses to authorize the city staff to
request the records. "We will provide records from this
point forward," he said, "but we aren't going to dig up
records that we haven't had in the past."
Deputy City Clerk Diane Percycoe called the
Florida attorney general to get a ruling on the matter.
"Mr. DeFrank said he called the attorney general's
office and spoke to Pat Gleason, who told him we need
to provide the records.
"When I talked to Pat Gleason, she said she didn't
speak to Mr. DeFrank. He spoke to an aide and asked
for a ruling. He was told the attorney general's office
does not give rulings to citizens," according to
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herself. "We were told it is prudent, but not required,
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Tax rate up next year in Bradenton Beach


By Paul Roat
Bradenton Beach officials have fired the first round
in the annual budget battle, a round that went high.
Officials Monday established a property tax rate of


2.7288 mills, slightly higher than the current 2.6820. A
mill is $1 for every $1,000 of assessed value of prop-
erty, less any exemptions. For a house valued at
$225,000, less the homestead exemption, city taxes


Planners recommend approval of

bayfront condo project in Bradenton Beach


A four-unit bayfront condominium project has re-
ceived approval from the Bradenton Beach Planning and
Zoning Board. The planners' recommendation will come
before the Bradenton Beach City Commission for a final
decision.
Vista del Ponticello is at 114 12th St. N. The property
owner is Linda Nelson, and John Touchton hopes to be the
developer. Projected sale price per unit is $400,000.
As explained by Emily Anne Smith, of the architec-
tural firm of Eatman & Smith, the property is zoned for
single-family homes. For the project to proceed, the zon-
ing category needs to be changed to multi-family dwell-
ings.
"There are four houses there surrounded and
nestled within multi-family dwellings," Smith said.
The proposed condo would have parking on the
ground floor and two levels of living space at a maxi-
mum height of 34 feet, Smith said.
Several residents objected to the project, stating that
the height would block their view of Anna Maria Sound.
There were also concerns about the "transient" nature of
condominium owners versus year-round residents and an
increase in density the condo units would bring.
"1 see no benefit to the city or to the neighborhood
should this be approved." neighbor Kathy Aumiller
wrote to the planners. "The 'old Florida' so strongly
touted in the scenic highway documents is at stake as
well as all neighborhoods in Bradenton Beach. This
sets a precedent to change our entire city."
"The rezoning would fly in the face of the city's
long-range plan to control the density of tie city and to


Rendering of proposed Vista del Ponticello
protect the residential neighborhoods," wrote neigh-
bors Rozalind and Elwyn Price.
"I want to live in a neighborhood, not an area with
a lot of transients and people who don't live there," said
neighbor Ron Therrion.
Planners based their decision on nine criteria
within the land development codes. After lengthy dis-
cussion, board members agreed that eight points were
met by the project, but narrowly voted that one issue
did not: "Which conforms better to the comprehensive
plan, the existing or proposed zoning?"
Planners agreed the existing zoning was a better fit.
"It depends if you're standing on the single-fam-
ily side of the street or the multi-family side of the
street," said planning board member Pete Milazzo.
Milazzo made a motion to recommend denial of
the project to the city commission, a motion that died
for lack of a second. He cast the lone vote against the
eventual recommendation to approve the project.


next year will be $545.46, up from the current $536.40.
City commissioners hope to reduce the tax rate as
budget deliberations continue this summer, and will
announce the hoped-for lower tax rate at the first of two
required public hearings Sept. 5.
Here are the budget numbers:
Total budget for Bradenton Beach for the fiscal
year beginning Oct. 1 is $2.214 million, up from the
current $1.442 million.
Property taxes provide only a small portion of
revenue to the city. Next year's proposed revenue from
property taxes is $533,328, up from the current
$460,640. Other revenue to operate the city comes
from fees and state taxes.
The police department, with 11 employees, has
the largest budget in the city at $597,744. Included
within the police budget next year are funds for three
replacement police cars.
Capital projects are a highlight of next year's bud-
get and part of the reason for the higher property tax
rate. Commissioners have earmarked $100,000 for
street paving next year.
They have also allocated $67,000 for new trash and
garbage containers for all residents of the city.
Other elements within the budget are:
Administration, $330,782. The budget includes
the salaries for the city clerk's office and the stipend for
city commissioners. It also reflects the addition of an-
other employee for the clerk's office.
Planning and development, $164,520. The bud-
get includes salaries for the building official and per-
mit clerk, plus another full-time position. This depart-
ment derives its revenue from permit fees and other
building-related charges.
Streets and roads, $275,679.
Sanitation, $243,484. The budget derives its rev-
enue source from the annual sanitation fee paid by resi-
dents.
Commissioners plan several more budget work-
shops to tweak next year's spending plan before the
September public hearings.


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ment, will be played Saturday, July 21, at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria City and the registration deadline is
immediate.
Entrants must be registered at the Center by 9 p.m.
Wednesday, July 18.
Under this form of the sport, a team may have four
members but only three may play at one time, said Tom
Moore, Center recreation director.
Instead of a time limit, each game goes to a point
level, he explained. A victory must be by at least two
points.
Saturday's tournament is open to boys and girls
ages 18 and under and to men and women ages 30 and
up, no entries between 18 and 30. Those 18 and under
pay a fee of $30, 30-and-up $40. Check-in is at 8:30
a.m. Saturday in the Center's lobby.
The Center's tennis courts will be closed during the
basketball competition.
Further information may be obtained by calling
778-1908.

Island Baptist Church sets
vacation Bible school
A Vacation Bible School open to children age 3
through sixth grade is scheduled by the Island Baptist
Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria City.
The school will feature "Discovering the Secrets of
the Stone Tablets," said church spokesman Charles
Wilmore. "Everyone will hear adventure-filled Bible
stories, create crafts, experience great music and eat
snacks guaranteed to be yummy."
The school will be from 6 to 9 p.m. July 30 through
Aug. 3.
A preregistration party will be from I to 3 p.m.
Saturday, July 28, with hot dogs served and children
visiting "Mount Sinai," a mountain on a trailer in the
church parking lot. Videos and programs will also be
offered at the party.
To register youngsters or to obtain further informa-
tion, call the church at 778-0719.

Snooty is 53, gets
big party Saturday
Snooty the Manatee will celebrate his 53rd birth-
day with several hundred friends, young and old, on
Saturday, July 21.
The celebration is the annual Birthday Bash at the
South Florida Museum, Planetarium and Aquarium,
201 10th St. W., Bradenton, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Planned for the bash are entertaining and educa-
tional activities for the family, including:
Wildlife Awareness Festival with booths, pro-
grams and exhibits.
Children's games and other activities.
Live entertainment featuring the Gumbo Boogie
Band including band members from Anna Maria Is-
land.
Free treats and punch for youngsters.
Special appearance of Raymond, mascot of the
Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
Winners of the Snooty handmade birthday card
competition will be announced in several age catego-
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Details may be obtained at 746-4131.


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Chapters on the Island will have "Dinner With the
Author" Saturday, July 21, the author being Dennis
Fried, who wrote "Memoirs of a Papillon."
The event will begin at 6 p.m. at the restaurant,
5904 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, and reservations
are suggested. Call 779-2665.
A papillon is a toy spaniel that has fringed ears, and
Fried's book is subtitled "The Canine Guide to Living
With Humans Without Going Mad.'
Price for the show and a special all-inclusive menu
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Second summer dance
set at Center
The second summer dance for Island youngsters from
I I to 15 years of age has been scheduled for Friday, July
17, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
In addition to dancing, karaoke singing is planned,
with pizza and soft drinks served. The first dance last
month was such a success that another was put on the
Center's schedule.
Further information may be obtained at 778-1908.

State law changes,
Bradenton Beach laws, too
In an effort to garner the maximum yield from state
coffers, Bradenton Beach has pushed through a change
in its communications ordinance.
The Florida Department of Revenue disperses a
percentage of revenue that is derived to municipalities
from various communications utilities, such as cable
television and telephone companies. Cities get the
money as a result of the utilities' use of public right of
way for the cable or telephone lines.
The Florida Legislature last spring changed the
percentage cities receive from the utility tax. By doing
nothing, Bradenton Beach would receive 5.12 percent
of the revenue; by passing an ordinance asking for
more, the city may receive more money.
A special meeting was held Monday at which com-
missioners approved the new tax structure.

Realty raves
David Moynihan once again heads the honor roll
at Wagner Realty, listing the most new properties dur-
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at the Manatee Avenue office.
Arvida Realty Service's top performers for the
month included Donna Maloof in listings and Karin
Stephan in sales, both at the Longboat Key office.
Island Real Estate's winners in June were Bill
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Gail Tutewiler and the team of Rebecca Smith and
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One step forward,



two steps back for Tidemark


The Tidemark development received notice in June
from the Florida Department of Environmental Protec-
tion that its request to maintenance dredge the canal
and city basin leading from Anna Maria Sound part
of the Sarasota Bay Estuarine System and a class II
Outstanding Florida Water to the as yet "proposed"
development has been approved.
The development also was notified on July 12 by
the DEP that a request to relocate the seawall 40 feet
landward and dredge 3,756 square feet of surface area
to a 4-foot depth has been denied.
The developer submitted a request to be exempt
from DEP requirements to relocate the seawall, create
a new seawall approximately 170 feet in length, and
dredge the basin along the southernmost side of the
canal, westerly along the two subject lots and the
former Pete Reynard property and to add boat docks.
According to the site plan and the special use ex-
ception both preapproved in a resolution by the
Holmes Beach City Commission contingent on the ap-
proval of two ordinances which will have a second,
final reading on July 24 the two lots will be utilized
partly for expansion of the canal/basin. A new seawall
and docks would be added if the plan is approved.
One ordinance.is for a small-scale comprehensive
plan amendment to rezone from residential to commer-
cial the two single-family properties at the north end of
Sunrise Lane which are to be incorporated into the de-
velopment. The other ordinance changes the Future
Land-Use Map. The land-use changes must be ap-


proved for the site plan to be valid.
The residential property subject to rezone; amount-
ing to .8 acre in its present form, is included in what the
developer allocates in his formula of 10 units per acre.
He claims the Tidemark property will be four acres, in-
cluding the lots.
Other sources say the four acres include waterway,
and evidently that waterway is proposed to be enlarged,
further reducing the buildable land.
In its letter, the DEP states the proposed project, in-
cluding both the construction of the new seawall and the
creation of new surface waters by dredging, is not exempt.
It will require an Environmental Resource Permit.
The DEP denial is subject to a petition by the de-
veloper for an administrative hearing and the denial
is not final until the administrative review process is
completed, if it is requested.
According to the "rights of affected parties," the
"filing of a petition for an administrative hearing may
result in granting the application."
The applicant, Tidemark, has 21 days from July 12
to request the administrative hearing.
The DEP authorization to dredge the existing boat
basin to a depth of "4 feet mean low water" does not
include one of three necessary authorizations.
The DEP determination for an exemption is subject
to a "proprietary review" because the location is on
state-owned submerged lands. Prior to receiving that
authorization, Tidemark must pay $4,275 for the re-
moval of 1.900 cubic yards, or $2.25 per yard removed.


Anna Maria seeks grant for comp plan update


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
The City of Anna Maria is seeking $1 1.000 from
the Florida Department of Community Affairs to help
put the city in position to do a review of its comprehen-
sive plan.
City commissioners heard July 12 from Planning
and Zoning Board Chairman Doug Copeland, who pre-
sented commissioners with a copy of the grant appli-
cation. The P&Z board serves as the city's planning
agency.
The grant would establish a solid foundation from
which to conduct the review of the comprehensive plan
in 2005. With that in mind, the grant would help the
city have "a better understanding of its identity and the
direction it wishes to pursue," Copeland said.
"This would be accomplished with the preparation
of a 'Vision Statement' to be developed through a fa-
cilitated public visioning session," Copeland said.
The grant application states that the session will ad-
dres"s the "community's desires for livability
(walkability. mobility, community services) and deter-
mining the community's core values (aesthetics, open
spaces, waterfront access, etc.)."
Copeland said if the grant application is success-
ful, the process will begin in October this year with a
"facilitated public visioning process." It will culminate
with a completion of "statutory requirements for sub-
mission of the draft amendments to the Florida Depart-
ment of Community Affairs."
The Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council would
be the agency responsible for helping the city with the
process.
Commissioners voted unanimously to authorize
Copeland to submit the application.
The commission also discussed the formation of a
Charter Review Committee.
The item was on the agenda at the request of
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh, who was absent from the
meeting.
Commissioner Linda Cramer said, "I feel it is neces-
sary at this time to form a committee for charter review."
Commissioner John Michaels concurred. "I think
we do need a review. I support the idea. We need to
eliminate some of the ambiguities in our charter. At the
same time. I think we should consider other forms of
government.
"This will be the most important item decided dur-
ing my term of office." Michaels said. "We have to be
F\e cyarelful in the selection of people who 'eCr\v on the


committee. They have to be impartial. It will be almost
as detailed as analysis for a master's degree."
Commissioner Jay Hill concurred. "I think we need
major revisions, but we can't do it on the spur of the
moment. We have to take it very seriously."
Vice Mayor Tom Skoloda said he also agreed, but
thought the matter should be tabled until after the bud-
get process.
Resident Judy Adams said, "I'd like to strongly
suggest to the commission that when you have the
committee, you choose people who have lived here a
long, long time.
"I think some of the confusion is incorrect," Adams
said. She suggested that people who served on previous
charter review committees be asked to serve on this one.
"They know the history. They know the original intent."
Michaels said. "That's the type of comment I
would hope we hear."
The commission voted 3-1 to delay any discussion
of the charter until after the budget for the 2001-02 fis-
cal year is set and in place, with only Cramer opposed.
In other business, commissioners heard an update
on the Island trolley from Susan Hancock, marketing
manager for Manatee County Area Transit.
Hancock said she expects the trolleys to be running
by January 2002. Trolley customers will ride free on
the Island for the first year. It will cost $1 to connect
with the rest of the transit system on the mainland.
Hancock said trolley drivers will dress casually in
tropical print shirts, khaki pants and sneakers.
There will be no exterior advertising, but interior
advertising space is available. It is limited and will be
on a first come, first serve basis, she said.
Oops
In the charter school story published July 11,
Noranne Hutcheson's name was inadvertently inserted
for Pastor Ed Northrop's. The article should have read:
Northrop said the needs of the school and the
church ministry within the facility would be compat-
ible. There are six classrooms that could accommodate
up to 140 students.
Having read of the charter school's struggle for a
location, Northrop 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."
Northrop said he will recommend to the congrega-
tion that it approve a three-year renewable lease. with
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Cortez turn lane plans drawn; date with county soon


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
The Florida Department of Transportation is deter-
mined to build a controversial left-turn lane in the
middle of Cortez Road, and has the "final" plans to
prove it.
The project will be presented to the Manatee
County Board of Commissioners sometime in July,
according to current plans. It was on the agenda in early
June, but consideration was delayed.
The left-turn lane has been the focus of contention
for more than a year in the historic fishing village, with
some residents approving the project for convenience
and safety reasons and others vehemently opposed.


The critics contend that a middle lane would en-
courage traffic to move faster through Cortez, bring the
widened road too close to some residences, endanger
pedestrians and further divide north from south in the
village.
DOT has sent representatives to meet with Cortez
groups and has revised its plans at least twice to accom-
modate objections. The latest version, "final" in the
sense that it will be presented formally to the county as
the state's program, calls for:
Resurfacing and widening Cortez Road to pro-
vide for a 12-foot-wide two-way left-turn lane.
Two 1 I-foot-wide lanes for through traffic.
Five-foot paved shoulders designated as bicycle


lanes.
Five-foot concrete sidewalks on each side of the
roadway.
Three median islands with raised curbing at or
near 121st Street Court West, 124th Street West and
127th Street West.
Updating the existing traffic signal at the north
approach to 119th Street and signalizing the south ap-
proach to 1 19th.
Textured pavement to warn drivers at I 19th and
124th Streets and the pedestrian island.
Flashing beacons on the 35-mph speed limit signs.
DOT now estimates the cost of the entire project at
$666,000 and figures construction will take 90 days.


Parks, beautification board reviews lights, skate park


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach Parks and Beautification Board
met recently to discuss several issues including beach
lighting, a skate park and grant money.
The committee received a packet of information
outlining a presentation that Donald Sayre, a represen-
tative of Florida Power and Light, made in Bradenton
Beach.
The presentation focused on innovative lighting
solutions that the city of Indian Rocks Beach imple-
mented as a solution to disoriented turtle hatchlings.
which are drawn away from the water by bright lights.
The beach access lighting improvements replaced
traditional utility streetlights with bollard style and
low-height pole-mounted lights, which were approved
by the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.
According to Sayre, this type of lighting is not vis-
ible from the beach and it satisfies safety and security
concerns. Also, funding for these lights is available
through local beach renourishment projects.
Chairman Jim Gloth said the project has a direct
relation to beautification and he plans to learn more
about the project so that a presentation may be made to
Holmes Beach city commissioners.
Committee members also expressed concerns over
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asked to find a location for the park, although they have
not yet been asked to do so.
Joe Duennes, superintendent of public works for
Holmes Beach, said that he couldn't imagine that a
skateboard park would be quiet, and was concerned
about where the city might find a location that wouldn't
disturb neighbors.
The committee also said that even if it is asked to
find a location, the skaters would continue to use the
library and bank as skating areas.
Also discussed was the availability of grant money
for beautifying the roadways. Gloth was advised by
Ingrid McClellan of Keep Manatee Beautiful that
matching grants would be available from the Florida
Department of Transportation for beautification
projects along two possible road locations.
One location is from the causeway along Manatee
Avenue in Holmes Beach to East Bay Drive. The other
location, which the committee favors, is from the
Bradenton Beach city limits to Manatee Avenue.
Duennes pointed out that the area from Bradenton
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suggest nominations for the Keep Manatee Beautiful
2001 Recycling and Landscaping Awards. The awards
honor businesses and individuals that have made a dif-
ference in their communities with recycling or land-
scaping projects.
The city gazebo was also discussed. The commit-
tee has received an estimate on the cost of materials to
build the proposed gazebo from both Leeds and Island
Lumber. The estimates, which do not include labor,
were $10,000-$14,000. The committee's next step is to
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Midsummer is a dream in Island Players production


By George Peter Ryan
Islander Correspondent
This midsummer dream began before we entered
the theater in Anna Maria.
Enchanting young fairies Daphne Alvarez,
Micheala Coffin, Nicole Coffin, Kately Sherwood, Kelly
Sherwood and Erica Weiffenbach greeted us on the
theater sidewalk and verandah with smiles and giggles as
we approached the Island Players theater.
A wonderful beginning that promised better things
to come and they did.
We were drawn into this production of
Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" with
wonderful costume designs and luminous makeup by
Amanda Swilley. The scenic design by Kenneth
Ericson Jr., with lighting by Chris McVickers, com-
pleted the illusion in which the actors could give their
best. Everyone did.
Robin Rhodes' choreography gave the play natu-
ral, fluid movement and the sound by Walt Schmidtleft
not a word unheard.
The preparation that went into the show was appar-
ent. This company of players was honed to a fine edge.
The energy and enthusiasm they had for their work
carried us along with them into the magical forest and
through the dream.
The story opens with preparations for upcoming
nuptials between the duke of Athens and the queen of
the Amazons. played royally by Tom Westlake and
Barrie Blankenship.
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good use of their individuality. James Thaggard, Cal
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Mark Woodland gave Nick Bottom life in both hu-





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Anna Maria City
June 30, 100 Bay Blvd., City Pier, burglary. A
credit card was stolen from the glove box of a man's
vehicle.
July 3, 500 block of Blue Heron Drive, criminal
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told that another individual was using his name and
Social Security number.
July 10, 300 block of Tarpon, alarm. Deputies re-
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July 11, 400 block of Magnolia Avenue, alarm.
Deputies responded to an alarm that may have gone off
due to lightning. An occupant at the residence con-
tacted the alarm company.

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July 7, 1700 block Gulf Drive, Coquina Park, in-
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area. He was warned that fishing there is prohibited.
Upon checking his driver's license, officers discovered
that both his tag and license were suspended. Officers
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an argument. The fight apparently carried on in the
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to the police report. The son was arrested for aggra-
vated battery. The man was treated for his cut by EMS
and arrested on a bench warrant. The female was ar-
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July 8. 600 Gulf Drive S., Cortez Beach, informa-
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when a child in a parked car opened the passenger door.
The child's door caused a crease in the other driver's
car door.
July 8, 135 Bridge St., Bridge Tender Inn, property
damage. Two cars properly parked in the parking area
for the Bridge Tender Inn were damaged by an un-
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July 7, 3248 East Bay Drive, Walgreens, theft. An
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July 8, 7000 block of Gulf Drive, criminal mis-
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with tried to enter her home. There is a warrant out for
the suspect's arrest, but officers were not able to locate
her, according to the report.
July 11, 6306 Gulf Drive, Blue Water Hotel, bat-
tery. A woman filed a report after another woman hit
her during a confrontation. The woman who filed the
report had been accused by the other woman of having
an affair with her husband, according to the police re-
port.
July 12, 6300 block of Gulf Drive, criminal mis-
chief. A woman reported that some juveniles damaged
the railing outside her home.
July 13, 2900 block of Avenue E, disorderly intoxi-
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Jim Mercer, owner of Mercer Upholstery in
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"Patty Cake" had been kidnapped after receiving a ran-
som note and photo at the store last week.
"Patty Cake was a Father's Day gift from my
daughter three years ago," said Mercer, "and she has
always been displayed somewhere in the store."
Mercer received the first of three ransom notes
when he returned from lunch Wednesday afternoon.
The first note was pushed under the door. Since then,
he has received two more notes in the mail.
"The letters have no return address and a Manasota
postmark," said Mercer. "Someone is going to a lot of
trouble to play a prank."
Although Mercer admits to having pulled his fair
share of pranks on friends in the past, he insists he is
not behind the disappearance of Patty Cake.
So far none of the ransom notes has demanded any-
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"I think the kidnapper must be someone from the
Island who knows me. It's actually kind of funny,"
Mercer said. "But when I catch the person who did this,
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'Crazy idea' offered for transportation; manatees, too?


Transportation planners have been using a new
term for the past few years "thinking outside the
box." The phrase refers to ideas that are far and away
from the normal. Florida Sen. Jim Sebesta has a new
concept that is definitely outside the box for a high-
speed rail terminal in Tampa, and his proposal might
be something Islanders could consider.
Sebesta is proposing a skyscraper that straddles
Interstate 275 at Ashley Drive in downtown Tampa.
The first floor would house the high-speed train ter-
minal. Motorists could exit the interstate, park and
get on a train to Orlando or St. Petersburg, Sebesta
envisions, reducing vehicular traffic on I-4 to the
"Land of the Big Rat." or off the bridges to St. Pete.
Above the terminal would be shops and restau-
rants and offices. Above all that. condos with a stun-
ning view of Tampa and Tampa Bay.
"Is this crazy?" Sebesta asked. "Yes. Will it ever
be built? Who knows? But it may spur some ideas."
One huge advantage to his "crazy idea" is that
there is no need to purchase land the state already
owns the property along the interstate corridor. With
the multi-use aspects of the project, private investors
would find the proposal more appealing, Sebesta
hopes.
Since the senator is also chair of the Senate
Transportation Committee, he should be able to pull
some big bucks into the project.
The Island angle?
There's been some talk over the years about put-
ting an amphitheater somewhere near Coquina
Beach for outdoor concerts and special events.
How about putting an elevated platform over
part of Gulf Drive down there instead? Have a res-
taurant or concession stand at one end, tables and
chairs scattered around with a terrific view of the
Gulf and Anna Maria Sound, and if a concert was
scheduled, have the group perform from what would
amount to a raised stage.
Anybody else willing to think "outside the box?"

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record number of the slow-moving creatures in
Florida nearshore waters at 3,276. That number is
about three times the count tallied in the early 1990s.
To take manatees off the list, U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service officials say they must see a high
percentage of adult manatees surviving, fewer crit-
ters dying from boat collisions and more females
giving birth.
The feds say the change, if it occurs, is mostly
a public perception issue. All the laws that protect
manatees would remain in place.
A few years ago I talked with the state guy who
is in charge of compiling the count for manatees. Ba-
sically, the count is done by a bunch of people fly-
ing airplanes and counting lumps in the water that
they figure are manatees. He readily admitted it ain't
no exact science. On a cloudy day, with poor water
visibility, hundreds of manatees could be missed. Or
on a clear day with the sun reflecting off the water,
the same missed numbers of manatees could take
place.
He told me the best, most accurate way to deter-
mine the manatee population was to take an average
of four or five years' worth of census data, a tech-
nique that makes sense.
But you can't discount the fact that there are
more manatees than in years past. Living on Anna
Maria Sound in the 1960s and '70s, I doubt that I
saw more than two or three manatees total. In the
1980s and '90s, it wasn't uncommon to see two or
three a day.
Go figure.

Boat care, pre-hurricane
Call this a float plan for a hurricane, or maybe
the Boy Scouts go boating.
Florida Sea Grant has outlined a few tips for
what to do to prepare your boat for a hurricane. It's
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Prior to hurricane season, come up with a detailed
plan to either secure your vessel in a marina, remove
it from the threatened area or take it to a previously
identified refuge. Make a list of everything you need to
do, the tools you need to do it, and keep them all to-
gether. Oh, and practice the process so you'll be pro-
ficient at doing what you'll need to be doing, and bring
a friend along so if you're out of town, he or she can
follow the plan and take care of your craft.
If you keep your boat in a marina, check your
lease so you'll know what you can and can't do, and
what they will or won't (they won't) pay for if disas-
ter hits.
Gather up all the paperwork on your boat and
marine toys, and keep it in one place. Documenta-
tion suggested includes insurance policies, a picture
of your boat, registration, an inventory of equip-
ment, the lease agreement with the marina or storage
facility and phone numbers of all of the people in-
volved with your boat.
That inventory should include equipment left on
the boat, too. Include serial numbers of anything of
value to aid in identification.
Sit down and think through what you have to do
and how long it will take you to do it, so you can fac-
tor in how long it will take to secure your vessel be-
fore a storm. It doesn't make much sense to have a
detailed list that you find takes three days to com-
plete when you've only got a day to "get out of
Dodge" in the face of a hurricane evacuation order.
If you're trailering your boat away from the
storm, make sure the trailer is in good shape. Check
the axles, bearings and tires. Why not throw a spare
trailer tire in your boat, just in case? And be sure
you've got all the tools you need to change the tire.
As the folks at Sea Grant put it, "Should even
one of the suggestions save a life, prevent an injury
or reduce property damage, the purpose of these sug-
gestions will have been served."

Sandscript factoid
New boat and boat accessory sales totaled $23
billion in the United States in 1999. Florida led the
nation in sales with $903 million, followed by Texas
at $552 million.
There are 16.8 million boats registered in the
states, by the way, with Michigan topping the coun-
try at 980,376 vessels plying the waters there. All
this information is from the International Game and
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Weather keeps fishing at dock, but mackerel flourishing


By Capt. Mike Heistand
High winds and rain produced rough, wet fishing
for the week. Compounding the problems are a lack of
whitebait and small shrimp.
For those who could get out. Spanish mackerel was
the best bet, plus mangrove snapper, redfish, catch-and-
release snook and some small sharks.
Capt. Sam Kimball on Legend charters out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said he's getting
small sharks in the bay and lots and lots of Spanish
mackerel.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's said he's putting charters onto mangrove snap-
per to 16 inches in length, trout and flounder plus a 24-
pound cobia in the bays. He's also catching some small
blacktip sharks.
Anna Maria City Pier anglers report catching man-
grove snapper and Spanish mackerel off the popular pier.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach said Spanish mackerel were his best bet
- when he could get out of the wind and rain.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
there are huge redfish on the south fishing pier at the

Fishing tourney this weekend
The Fifth Annual DeSoto Fishing Tournament will
be held July 20-22 out of the Twin Dolphin Marina &
Grill in downtown Bradenton.
Inshore and offshore divisions will be offered, with
prizes of $ 10,000 for first place. $5,000 for second and
$2,500 for third in both divisions.
In the inshore division, points are awarded by spe-
cies and length for flounder, redfish, snook and trout on
a catch-and-release basis. Offshore, points are awarded
by species and weight for amberjack, cobia, dolphin,
grouper, kingfish, permit, snapper, triple tail, tuna and
wahoo. Points will be awarded for marlin, sailfish,
spearfish and swordfish on a release basis.
Entry fee is $100 per boat, $75 for the junior divi-
sion of entrants 18 or younger.
A captains' meeting will be at the restaurant, 1200
First Ave. W.. at 6 p.m. Friday, July 20. The tourna-
ment will begin immediately afterward and run through
Sunday morning.
The tournament is a fundraiser for the nonprofit
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Sunshine Skyway Bridge and also at the mouth of
Miguel Bay. He's also hooking lots of small trout on
the deeper seagrass flats and Spanish mackerel.
Capt. Mark Bradow joined the ranks of the
weather beaten and slowed his tarpon targeting, but he
still was able to boat a pair of silver kings.
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
fishers are getting into a few redfish and some nice-
sized 20-inch trout, mostly from those wading the bays.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said the week's
report includes snapper, black drum, small sharks and
a few redfish and catch-and-release snook.
Capt. Thorn Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said his best bet was mangrove snapper, Spanish
mackerel and few small catch-and-release snook. He's
finding whitebait hard to come by, by the way.
We were able to get two trips in on my boat
"Magic" this week, catching five redfish up to 32.
inches in length, and lots of mangrove snapper along
the Intracoastal Waterway.
Good luck and good fishing.
Capt. Mike Heistand, a 20-year fishing guide, has
taken over the helm of the weekly fishing column. Call
hinm at 779-9607 to provide fishing report. Pictures
of your catch are also welcome, and may be dropped
off(use night drop slot in the door after hours) at The
Islander. 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Please
include identification for persons in the picture along
with information on the catch and a name and phone
number for more information. Pictures may be re-
trieved once they appear in the paper.


Horseshoe winners
Winners in the July 14 horseshoe games were
Doug Cooper of Holmes Beach and Ron Pepka of
Bradenton. Runners-up were Neil Sweerus and Jim
Spencer, both of Holmes Beach.
Winners in the July 1 1 games were Cooper
and Bill Starrett of Anna Maria. Runners-up
were Ron Fries of Jacksonville and Tom Skoloda
of Anna Maria.
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Changes in snook, mullet fishing eyed by state


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Serious changes in the rules for fishing both snook
and mullet may be in the offing with the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Commission staffers have just concluded workshops
around the state on the mullet situation, and proposed
changes will be taken up by the commission in Septem-
ber.
Just getting under way are similar workshops on
snook, said Bob Palmer, senior staffer with the com-
mission.
Being considered is a rule affecting the Florida
west coast only, a departure from the usual statewide


regulations. It would cut the bag limit for snook from
two fish to one.
More time closures are being looked at, with "Feb-
ruary and May strong potentials," Palmer said. And a
change in the slot limit may be offered for commission
consideration, moving the limit from the 26-to-34-inch
keepers now to perhaps reducing the upper end or pos-
sibly shifting the whole range downward.
Despite assessments showing the snook fishery in
good shape, he said, in some places fishing pressure is
intense and the snook population falling off. And the
popular game fish is especially vulnerable to freezes
and red tide.
As for mullet, the workshops looked into giving


fishermen 16 more hours of the weekend to catch black
and striped mullet. Taking those fish is prohibited now
from 4 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Monday. The draft rule
would change the times to 12:01 a.m. Saturday and
12:01 a.m. Monday.
But now, in the interest of easier understanding,
Palmer said, the commission may explore changing the
new times to sunrise Saturday and sunset Sunday.
The workshops brought new requests for everything
from no fishing at all to no closure at all, with some sug-
gesting that residential canals be put off limits for fishing
and others wanting gillnetting brought back.
The commission will meet on the changes at
Amelia Island Sept. 5-7.


Islander's 'Top Notch' photo contest continues to Aug. 22


If you've got a great snapshot, we've got a contest
you could win.
The Islander photo contest started July 4, 2001.
Eight weekly winning pictures will be featured on the
cover of The Islander through Aug. 22, and one snap-
shot will be a grand prize winner, earning prizes and
gift certificates awarded by the newspaper and local
merchants.
The deadline for this weeks' submissions is Friday,
July 20, with succeeding deadlines weekly on Friday
throughout the contest.
Judging begins with a selection of pictures that
may include abstract photos, still lifes, landscapes and
scenics, candid snapshots, action, humor and animal
pictures. Nothing is overlooked, including great kid
pics, sentimental moments and moments of personal
triumph.


The Islander 2001 'Top

Notch' photo contest rules
1) The Islander Newspaper's Top Notch Photo
Contest is strictly for amateur photographers. Amateur
Photographers are those who derive less than 5 percent
of their income from photography.
2) Black-and-white and color photographs taken af-
ter Jan. 1, 2000, are eligible. This allows for extended
eligibility. Photos previously published (in any format/
media) or entered in any Islanderor other competitions
are not eligible.
3) Photographs may be taken with any make of
camera. No retouching or other alteration (except


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pictures to The Islander Jbr entry in this week's contest.
Judges include Islander News Editor Paul Roat and
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photo files; no composite pictures or multiple printing can
be submitted. Digital photos may be submitted as digital
files (via e-mail) or as printed photographs. Slide (trans-
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4) Entrant's name and address must be written clearly,
in ink, on the contest label and affixed to the back of each
print, or listed in the e-mail message along with the digital
photo attachment. Mail entries to The Islander Top Notch
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able to furnish the original negative if requested by the con-
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Complete rules and entry forms for the contest are
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E-mail entrants must submit the label information
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diskettes, CDs or photo prints.
Entrant must know the names and addresses of any
recognizable persons appearing in the picture and those
must be enclosed/attached with the entry.
6) Employees of The Islander and their immediate
family members are not eligible to enter the contest.
7) Any taxes on prizes are the sole responsibility of the
winners. Any cash prize won by a minor will be awarded to
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including two mattresses and pop-up unit $285. Can
deliver. Call 753-7118.
COINS FROM Royal Mint, non-circulated, presenta-
tion case with Princess Di and Prince Charles silver
crown, $45; Elizabeth II 25th Jubliee Crown $10; Fes-
tival 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.
CRUSHED VELVET COUCH 84-inch length, $60.
Dresser with mirror, white French provincial, $45.
Matching night stand, $20. 778-6222.



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














STEPS TO mAN POINT
This impeccable 3BR/2BA residence is sheer
perfection! Amenities include gleaming Mexican-
tiled floors, vaulted, textured ceilings with fans and
recessed lighting, white gourmet kitchen with
breakfast bar and glass-top range, leaded glass
front door with entry foyer, whirlpool tub, screened
lanai and sundeck with glimpses of the Gulf and
enormous six-car garage! Being offered fully fur-
nished at $429,000!
Visit our Web site at www.betsyhills.com


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 SALE., July 20-21, Friday and Saturday,
8am-noon. 604 Hampshire Lane on Key Royale in
Holmes Beach.

THIS IS IT! Final moving sale. July 20-21, Friday-
Saturday. We have moved, so many great things
didn't fit. 210 68th St., Holmes Beach.
YARD SALE, July 21, Saturday, 8am-lpm. Furni-
ture, clothes, stuff. 79th Street between Gulf and
Palm, Holmes Beach.


CANON SURE SHOT with green case in the area
of Manatee Beach on Gulf Drive somewhere near
access road behind the bank near Manatee Beach.
If anyone has found the camera, please just send
me the film. You can keep the camera as a reward.
If found, please contact Joe at 414-817-9979.


DICK MAHER
AND
DAVE JONES
ISLAND SPECIALISTS



5201 Gl ivHom sBec.FL41


Simplify Your Search!
Call anytime for a consultation.


RENTALS
Annual / Seasonal / Monthly / Weekly
SEASONAL RENTAL


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

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


LOST SET OF WEDDING rings on 7/11/01 at
Publix, Resort 66, Street or Inn at the Beach. 44
years of sentiment. Reward: larger than the value of
the rings. 941-778-5152.


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.
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.


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DIRECT BAYFRONT. Outstanding 6BR/4BA plus
two half bath contemporary home on Tampa Bay.
This two-story home has two full Bayfront decks
for entertaining, family room, eat-in kitchen and
many other features. This million-dollar view can
be yours for $1,100,500. For private showing call
Marion Ragni, Realtor, 761-1415 eves.


REALTORS


5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
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LARGE AND LUXURIOUS houseboat for sale,
$70,000. Shown by appointment only. Call for more
information. 704-4133.



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

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

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

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

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

BOOKKEEPER, CLASSIFIED and subscription
manager. Computer knowledge a must. Busy office,
but fun. Immediate opening. Send resume to The
Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach 34217.
E-mail news@islander.org or fax 778-9392.

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

HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED in small resort, part
time. Please call 778-7258.

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








REALTOR.
27 Years of Professional Service
OUR LISTINGS DON'T EXPIRE, WE SELL THEM!
RESIDENTIAL
RIVERFRONT 2BR/2BA condo. Boat dock, club house, elevator.
S120.000.
IMPERIAL HOUSE CONDO 2BR. Gull to bayfront. Gulf view
from porch. Heated pool. Turnkey furnished. $130.000.
DIRECT GULFFRONT 2BR/2BA. sunsets, turnkey furnished.
North Holnes Beach. Call Dolly young. $425,000.
PERICO SHORES LAKEFRONT 3BR/2BA. Quality home.
room for pool. Furnished. $324,900.
COMMERCIAL
STYLING SALON Eight stations, established 35+ years. $39,(X)0.
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
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Don't leave the Island
without taking time to
subscribe. Visit us at
5404 Marina Drive,
Island Shopping Center,
Holmes Beach or call
941-778-7978.


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-
ters. I'm dependable. I'll take all ages. $4 to $5 per
hour. Elyse, 779-2610, or 778-0572.

THE ISLAND SITTERS. Hi, my best friend and I are
making a new club, it's called The Island Sitters. We
sit for animals and kids. For more information,
please call us at 778-7611, Sarah or 778-0361,
Merrily.



MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, patio
gardens, trimming, clean-up, edgings, more.
Hard-working and responsible. Excellent refer-
ences. Edward 778-3222.

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

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

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

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

ISLAND 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 construc-
tion 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.

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.

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.

CERTIFIED IN-HOME computer teacher. 40 years
experience. Exclusive easy to learn teaching
method. No time wasted taking notes. You learn
fast. 383-5372.

INFANT OR CHILD CARE in your home by a pro-
fessional, retired, 58 year old social worker. Call
Linda at 778-2831.


ISLAND HOME & PINE BAY FOREST Spa- EXCEPTIONAL DUPLEX
APARTMENT On quietly clous 3BR.3BA end uni O uality craille 2BR'
tre.- luSt rone lot Irom __. wir 1 659 sq h ol living 2BA. 1.10 sq i unls
rne t sii ,lri s. me nice area, .airal .elirig- wilri open II:or plans
-iv r lJewif; ceramic tile *. frepi.a e r ninenor alnum v iews :I ta, snort walk
throughout, fresh paint. 2BR/1.5BA and covered parking, across from heated pool to beach, garage parking.
a spacious 1BR/1BA apartment with and tennis. Short drive to beaches and shop- $397,500. Call Dave Moyr
fireplace. $269,000. Call Yvonne ping. Excellentvalueat$129,900. Call Dave 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


CUSTOM
WATERFRONT HOME
I This spacious 5BR/3BA home sits on a canal i..
with direct access to the bay and Gulf. It is I
located in Anna Maria City and only a short
ii1 ,walk from both the bay and Gulf beaches.
SThis house features an open design with
large kitchen and many added comforts.
Several decks, screened heated pool with
Ad 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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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Sndy's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
La Hauling By the cut or by the month.
IawI riWe Monitor Irrigation Systems
Service INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
77841345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
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CONSTRUCTION Remodeling Contractors
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"Quality woik at a reasonable price. "
Licensed/Insured Serving Anna Mario Island Since 1986 761-8900

Paradise Improvements 778-4173
_g-- Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
-IIIII Replacement Doors and Windows
SSteven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
Lic#CBC056755


EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN
LANDSCAPING IRRIGATION MULCH, SHELL, SOIL,
SHRUBS PALM TREES ORCHIDS
HERBS MEXICAN POTTERY CHIMENEAS
Tues-Fri 10- 4 S&t 10-2
5704 MARINA DR HOLMES BEACH 778-4441



Water Damaged Drywall Tiling Painting
HAND AND SPRAY TEXTURE
Clean, Honest, Reliable More than 20-years experience
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Painting 6 Kenny Smith
Custom Finishes John Kreiter
Texturing 941-792-4761
Trim Installation ,. 941-730-6422
Door Hanging Free Estimates
Cabinet Installation 50-Years Total
Ceramic Tiling Experience
Light Remodeling State Registered
Repairs Partnership

















MILESTONE

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A General Contracting Company

Remodels Decks Driveways
Additions Replacement Windows l

941-725-2520 Based in Holmes Berch


ISLANDR CLA-IFIED


IRONING DONE, shirts to sheets. 10 years Island
service. Many references, non-smoking environ-
ment. Free local pick-up and delivery. 778-4192.


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.

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

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


CODY'S CARPET Cleaning and Upholstery Clean-
ing Need your carpets cleaned right, call Cody's.
Owner operated since 1984. Satisfaction 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 manufacturers.
Lifetime warranty. Call Island resident Keith Barnett
for a free in-home consultation. Many Island refer-
ences, 15 years experience. 941-778-3526 or 730-
0516.

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

TILE TILE TILE. All variations of ceramic tile sup-
plied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, 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.

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

TILE, CARPET, LAMINATE supplied and installed.
Why pay retail? Island resident, many references.
Free estimates, prompt service. Steve Allen Floor
Coverings. 383-5391, or 726-1802.

CLEAN WINDOWS! Wouldn't that be nice? Chris'
Window Cleaning. 941-725-0399.


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

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



MIKE McCALEB ARCHITECT
10 Year Island Resident AR-0014004
25 Years Experience Phone 778-5560
Affordable Remodels *New Home Design


JENNIFER HENSON CHAPMAN, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist


#MA0014628
Professional Member AMTA


941-720-2547


zI;:L 1Z Complete Corian Counter Top Service
1%'""' "-' Commercial Residential
S.Dupont Certified
Dave Spicer 778-2010


Get It Together Inc
Need Organization? I can help!
Cheaper than therapy and a lot more fun.
Home Office Confidential.
Edie Force, Major Organizer, 778-7916


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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.

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.

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

SUMMER SPECIAL 1BR/2BA, furnished, steps
from beach, Anna Maria Island. Pets are welcome.
$350/week; $1.198/month. Call Gulf Drive Apart-
ments,. 778-1098.

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.
rrank 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-
5s80. www.divefish.com. .
SPACIOUS BAYSIDE waterfront in Bradenton
Beach. Furnished 2BR up and down units with
porches and dock. Call 794-5980 or
www.divefish.com/island house.htm.

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

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

2BR/2BA ANNUAL UNFURNISHED. Bright and
spacious, new kitchen, appliances, tile, washer/
dryer. etc., quiet, secure neighborhood, close to
beach. $895/month, first, last and security. Small pet
considered, non-smokers preferred. 778-9798, 704-
3171 or 305-296-1127.


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

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

ANNA MARIA GULF-FRONT vacation rental. Large,
2BR, lovely furnished interior. Porch, patio, beach,
homey atmosphere. No pets, owner, 778-3143.

ANNUAL RENTALS, Holmes Beach, close to
beach. 2BR/2BA large duplex with pool $950/month.
S1BR/1BA furnished $700/month, first, last and se-
curity. No pets. 795-7805.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1BA. Freshly painted and
refurbished. Quiet street, one block to beach. Cen-
tral A/C, nice kitchen and lanai. Washer/dryer hook-
up, $900/month. 761-2707.

DUPLEX ANNA MARIA. Bimini Bay, canal, dock.
One block to bay/beach. $1,750/monthly or $450/
weekly. No pets, non-smoker. 941-778-5793.


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AUGUST-JANUARY, Holmes Beach. 2BR/2BA, fur-
nished, walk to Gulf or bay. $750/month. Debbie
Dial, A Paradise Realty Inc., 778-4800.

ANNUALS, BRADENTON BEACH. Renovated
2BR/1BA with Gulf and bay view, $1,095/month.
1 BR/1BA, walk to beach, two available $750/month.
Debbie Dial, A Paradise Realty Inc., 778-4800.

806 JACARANDA. 3BR/2BA north Anna Maria resi-
dence. Available June 1 for annual rental. $1,200/
month plus security. 761-1182.

ANNUAL 3BR/2BA HOUSE. Two blocks to beach,
quiet neighborhood. Furnished/unfurnished, fenced
yard and large lanai. Pets okay. $1,100/month. First,
last and security. 747-8168 after 6pm.

WATERFRONT VACATION, BRADENTON BEACH.
1 BR furnished, nice, clean, reasonable rate. 778-4555.



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

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

NEW ON MARKET: 4BR/2.5BA on canal on Tarpon
Street, Anna Maria. Pool, dock, private. No brokers,
please. $599,000. 778-4578.

PERICO BAY CLUB Villa. Grand Cayman model,
2BR/2BA, plus den. Beautifully furnished. $235,000.
Private listing must be seen with Marilyn Trevethan,
Island Real Estate, 941-778-6066.

SUNBOW BAY, new on market. 2BR/2BA condo,
two pools, tennis court, beautiful grounds, close to
shopping, wonderful water view. Must see! Asking
$245,000, call 795-3778.

SUNNY DUPLEX has new tile throughout, fresh
paint, and is only one lot and has some views of te
bay. Quiet location in Holmes Beach. 3BR/2.5BA,
fireplace, laundry room. $269,000 call Yvonne
Higgins at Wagner Realty to see today. 720-3879.

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ENCHANTED ANNA MARIA ISLAND RETREAT
on Bimini Bay. Serene tropical grandeur is displayed
throughout the grounds and interior of this striking
residence. 5BR, music/family room, office and
separate exercise room and sauna. Heated pool and
35-ft. dock with lift. $1,430,000. Sandy Drapala,
749-5797 or Kathy Marcinko, 713-1100. 76167
WATERFRONT
PRIVATE WATERFRONT PARCEL with sea-
wall on sailboat water. "As is" home or build
your dream home. Great waterfront opportu-
nity. $299,900. Sandy Drapala, 749-5797 or
Kathy Marcinko, 713-1100. 73055
1.3 +/- ACRES DIRECTLY ON MANATEE
RIVER. 182 +/- ft. waterfront. Beautiful wooded
property, 3BR/2BA residence with studio, fire-
place and a wonderful view of the river.
$699,000. Don Lewis, 319-0323. 75977


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FOR THOSE WHO APPRECIATE the beauty and -
serenity of waterside living. This 4BR home will ex-
ceed your expectations. In a 24-hour guarded com-
munity, the magnificent panoramic view of Sarasota
Bay and nature preserve are the backdrop for this
elegant residence. $995,000. Bob and Penny Hall.
749-5981.76321
MAINLAND
ONE ACRE +/- IN IDEAL AREA. Near SR 64
and Upper Manatee River Road. Comfortable
3BR home has a brick fireplace and glassed
enclosed lanai. Room for RV, boat or truck park-
ing. $164,900. Ruth Lawler, 856-0396. 76419
THIS PALMA SOLA PARK BEAUTY IS
LOADED with charm and character. Two-story
Spanish home built in 1925. 5 or 6BR/5.5B, on
almost an acre of land with caged pool. Totally
updated as well as plumbing and electrical wir-
ing. $699,000. Janet Orr, 792-7363. 72038


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WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS Updated
2BR/2BA turnkey furnished condo in very pri-
vate tropical setting. Fully enclosed and air con-
ditioned lanai with view of heated pool and peek
of the bay. Priced to sell at $260,000. Call Dick
Maher or Dave Jones at 778-4800.

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS Established ice
cream and penny candy store in busy Anna
Maria Island Plaza. Business is completely turn-
key. $39,900. Call Jane Grossman or Nicole
Skaggs at 778-4800 or 795-5704.


2BR/2BA CONDO Enjoy beautiful Gulf views
from your living room in your new Island get-
away. This unit is tastefully furnished and the
complex has many amenities including club-
house, pool and tennis courts. $399,000. Call
Quentin Talbert 778-4800 or 704-9680.
MLS#74843
GREAT INVESTMENT CONDO Tastefully fur-
nished 2BR/2BA, ten minutes to the beach. Ex-
cellent rental history. $79,900. Call Lynn
Hostetler at 778-4800.


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I Feature of a murder
mystery
7 It's often done by phone
I I Chocolate source
16 Evanesces
21 Soporific
22 Bow to
23 Hurdles to a degree'?
24 Take up room
25 Classroom-supplies
market report?
28 Mustang catcher
29 Family name with a
checkered past?
30 Passing comments'
31 Russian figure skater
Sokolova
12 Wood mill apparatus
33 Unwanted look
34 Heidi's home
35 Nike. e.g.
36 Some eBay users
37 Recipe direction
38 Teacher of Sasmuel
3" Not hold it in
40 Pop up
41 Cutlery market report?
45 Site for spores
48 Kind ofl fork
51 IRugged ridge
52 First king of Phliasia.
ill mnsyIh
53 Efluse
5-1 Film lobt
6 O()ld Polo Grounds stai
57 Ruined
58 Wi\se guy''
51) Put out
60 Bedding market report?
65 Porter musical
66 1968 champion at
Foresl Hills


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68 Conflict that ended at
11:00 on I l/1
69 Singer Easton
70 Like an excellent game
for a pitcher
71 State bordering Veracruz
74 Parlor letters
75 Rabbi's alma mater
78 Knee-slapper
80 Actress Pia
83 Joan. e.g.: Abbr.
84 Six-footers
87 Fix. as a pipe joint
88 Fruit market report?
91 Former Portuguese
colony i India
92 "__ Like You" (1967 hit)
93 "Hee Haw" humnoi
94 It's usually 3, 4
or 5
95 500 cars
97 500 places
98 Manipulate, as the books
99 Memento
101 Wiggle room. in a shoe
102 Computer key: Abbr.
103 Farm-stock market report"
108 Subjects for hypnolists
I I Pirate's box
112 Charley's love in
"Where's Charley"'
I 13 Electriciiy source
S16 Took an extra course.!
I 18 Raller's thrill
I 11 Downy
121 Explorer's quest. withl "lthe"
122 Agave fibers
123 PreI rretd invitees
I24 Broadcast
125 Bridge enthusiast?
126 Feat ol clay?
127 Metals market report?
130 Infidel. in Islam
131 Endured
132 Sample
133 Power problem
134 Soviet subs
135 Player against Player
136 Arctic transport
137 Exercised pull?


Down
I Linking verb
2 In full bloom
3 Washed off
4 Many an expectant father
5 Recipe direction
6 Sushi fare
7 Growth
8 Reeds section
9 Nothing
10 Eye burner
I I Distant
12 Short operatic piece
13 Street-smart
14 Utah ski resort
15 Old spy org.
16 Schoolmnann's discipline
dispenser
17 Armpit
18 Nursery-supplies market
report?
19 Ethyl acetate. e.g.
20 Sky lights
26 Drivel
27 Barons and earls
32 ___ Diary"
34 Pugilist poet
35 Gull
36 Comics sound
38 __ an era
39 Isolated locales
40 Table part
41 Kil
42 Suggestive
43 See 57-Down
44 New Jersey city
46 Very. in music
47 Sountd Ifrom a lloniaslery.
maybe
48 Stiff hair
49 County seats in Minnesota
and Oklahosma
50 Electrical equipment
market report?
53 League of Nations seat
55 Reason to rat
57 43-Down. to Adam
58 "The Love"
.(Gershwin tune)
61 Expressions of disbelief
62 Window dresser of TV
sitcom


Hall
Actress Messing of
"Will & Grace"
Sibling. often
Facilitators
Unit of nautical time
Missouri vacation
destination
Lively intelligence
MO town
Nehi flavor
Protection
Raggedy doll
Look
Slander, e.g.
Scarf
Yokels


89 Polio scientist
90 Lion-colored
93 Robert of Broadway's
"My Fair Lady"
96 El
98 Notes of a sort
99 Artifice
100 Sly
104 Animal that's fond
of 84-Across
105 Like library talkers
106 Balzac's "La Cousine

107 One rushing to a hosp.
109 Land bordering
Mesopotamia '
110 Some field workers


Thingamajig
Claim
As one
Honshu city
"1876" author
County of
Ireland
Whomp. old-style
Tipsy
Chatter
It seems like forever
Dark doings
Test choice
N.FL. positions
Exercise target
Exercise pull?


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