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Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992) ( August 1, 2001 )

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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
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Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: August 1, 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: August 1, 2001

Subjects

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.
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Skimming the news ... Anna Maria Island map in this issue, page 14.


h Anna Maria


Islander


"The Best


News on Anna Maria Island"


ISLANDER


Tough catch! Quick release?
Frank Bartkus caught this tarpon about 300 yards off Egmont Key while fishing with Charter Capt. Gary
Hiffinan on "Tuna Breath. But HuffIman captured this week's prize for his photo of Bartkus in the water with
the silver king. "The tarpon pulled us in near shore and Bartkus jumped in the waist deep water to release
him. The fish did a big head shake right when I took the picture, Huffman said. His photo is the fifth weekly
winner in The Islander's eight-week Top Notch 2001 Photo Contest. He will receive an Islander "More-Than-
a-Mullet-Wrapper" T-shirt for his effort and his winning photo will be included with the other weekly winners
in the grand prize contest.


Flapper valve flap ignites


commission tempers


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
Tempers flared at the July 26 Anna Maria City
Commission meeting when a resident asked about the
status of some promised storm drain repairs.
Resident Larry Albert asked about the flapper
valves, a potential solution to clogged storm drains,
which commissioners authorized the city's administra-.
tion to order and install to help control flooding on
North Shore Drive. "I thought the commission was
going to order valves in May," Albert said.
A flapper valve on the outflow from the bay storm
drain would prevent water from backflowing into the
drain, and subsequently the swales and roads.
Commissioners ordered the fix in October 2000,
and when the valves weren't ordered and weren't in-
stalled, they again directed the administration in May
to get the valves ordered and installed.
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh said the valves had not
been ordered because there was evidence they would
not fix the flooding problem. "I couldn't justify spend-
ing $ 10,000 of the taxpayers' money for something that
wasn't going to work. We're trying to get permission
to extend the pipes out further into the bay," he said,
adding, "We are trying to get further information."
Vice Mayor Tom Skoloda said, "We did vote on
the issue twice. The vote wasn't to get information. It
was to buy flapper valves."
Commissioner Jay Hill said he was at a loss for
words. "I guess what we are hearing is that it hasn't
been done."


Skoloda said, "If the chief executive officer hasn't
gotten this done, then we need to get someone else to
do this."
Commissioner Linda Cramer said former Building
Official/Acting Public Works Director Bob Welch told
her that based on information he received, he thought
the flapper valves wouldn't work.
"I think it fell through the cracks when he trans-
ferred to Bradenton Beach," Cramer said. "I said at the
budget work session last night that I was told flapper
valves fail. I wouldn't be opposed to ordering the
valves, but I would feel more comfortable if we could
have a person come out from the Southwest Florida
Water Management District to see if they think this is
the right solution to the flooding on North Shore."
Skoloda said, "We have discussed this for over 12
months now. This is an extreme dereliction of duty. It's
just one more instance in which the mayor has not done
his job."
"The reason we didn't spend the money was that
it was an irresponsible decision," the mayor said.
"I have the floor," said Skoloda. "That's not your
decision," he added.
"We were trying to find a better solution when Mr.
Welch left," the mayor said.
Deffenbaugh agreed to make the purchase and then
told Skoloda, "You'll have two flapper valves and you
can put them in your car and drive around with them."
"I don't think the commission should tolerate a
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Volume 9, no. 38, August 1,-2001 FREE


Holmes Beach


2001.02 budget


tops $5 million
By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach city commissioners once again
chose not to raise the city's millage rate and just in
the nick of time. State law requires a tentative tax rate
be established by all governments by Aug. 3.
The maximum millage rate will remain at 2.25 mills.
A mill is $1 for every $1,000 of assessed value of prop-
erty less any exemptions. This rate can be lowered through
the adoption of the budget at the second hearing in Sep-
tember, but it cannot be easily raised.
Holmes Beach homeowners with a home valued at
$225,000, and claiming a $25,000 homestead exemp-
tion, will pay $450 in city taxes next year.
The overall proposed budget for Holmes Beach is
tentatively scheduled for review at the first of two pub-
lic hearings at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4.
The proposed budget amount is $5,003,868, which
includes reserves and carryover amounts from the
2000-01 budget. The actual operating expenses are
proposed to be $3,503,868, up slightly from last year's
$3,270,583.
The $1.5 million reserve amount reflects an in-
crease of $300,000 from last year's $1.2 million. Ac-
cording to Holmes Beach City Treasurer Rick Ashley,
the increase was recommended by the city's auditors
during last year's audit fieldwork.
Other highlights of next year's budget include:
PLEASE SEE BUDGET, NEXT PAGE



Happenings

It's a boy! It's a girl!
You're invited ...
Baby loggerhead turtles are hatching by the
hundreds and Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch
is hosting a baby shower for the infants Satur-
day, Aug. 4, to which everyone is welcome.
Just bring picnic fare to share with others
and a gift that will help baby sea turtles and the
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch. Turtle Watch
is providing burgers, hotdogs, drinks, bug spray
and the picnic setup.
Suzi Fox, who holds the state permit for
marine turtle preservation for the Island, said the
shower for AMITW volunteers and friends from
11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Coquina Beach Park at
the bayside pavillion.
What helps turtles and Turtle Watch are
Vitamin E for the little guys' eyes, new five-
gallon buckets and rubber gloves for the Turtle
Watch volunteers, and Ambro ant or other insect
bait for the areas around nests which are prone
to attack by fire ants.
And, Fox added, Turtle Watch can always
use gifts of money.
Adopt-A-Hatchling packages, including a
"birth certificate" and hatchling photo, will be
available at the shower. The cost to adopt and
name your "baby" is $15.


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PAGE 2 M AUGUST 1, 2001 M THE ISLANDER


Australian pine cut compromise appears reached


It looks like most of those pesky Australian pine
trees will remain in Bradenton Beach's two city parks
after all.
City commissioners agreed in theory to keep the
trees, although about six close to a house at Avenue A
and 25th Street will probably be cut down due to safety
and liability concerns.
A final determination on the trees is scheduled to
be reached at the Aug. 16 city commission meeting.
The issue is safety, said Bradenton Beach Police
Lt. John Cosby. He surveyed the city and advised com-
missioners months ago that 25 Australian pines, 29
stumps and two oleander bushes should be removed



Tingley goes

high-tech
Tingley Memorial Library has taken a centu-
ries-old profession, book selling, into the next
millennium in terms of high technology.
The Bradenton Beach library is selling do-
nated books on the Internet, with the proceeds
being used to buy more books for the collection.
Library Clerk Carol Sandidge said she and
library volunteers have sold 344 books on a Web
site since last August, averaging $5 per book.
That revenue is greater than what the volumes
usually bring at the library's regular book sales.
Library Chair John Sandberg said patrons
often donate books to the library. If the tomes are
appropriate for the library's collection, they will
be shelved, he said. If not, patrons are advised the
books will be sold to raise funds for new books
for the collection.
The Web site the library uses is www.half.com.
Used or unwanted books are always welcome
at the library, and may be dropped off during busi-
ness hours at the library, 1 1 Second St. For fur-
ther details, call 779-1208.


Budget in Holmes Beach $5 mil
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
A 3 percent cost-of-living raise for employees
based on the Consumer Price Index.
$7,000 to install a state-of-the-art system provid-
ing the opportunity to use PowerPoint graphics presen-
tations at various city meetings.
$250,000 to complete the bike-path project.
$175,000 for the Haverkos basin drainage project.
$50,000 for seawall replacement.
$60,000 for dredging, including permits.
$85,000 for road resurfacing.
In the original budget proposal, $55,000 was set aside
for a proposed gazebo project and $25,000 was budgeted
for a skate park. However, commissioners asked Ashley
to move those line items to a nondesignated fund.
The consensus of the commission was to keep the
$80.000 gazebo/skate park funding available for use on
other community projects that may surface during the
budget year.

Flapper valves cause flap
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
statement like that. It shocks me to hear that attitude,"
Hill said. "When we ordered this to be done, you
needed to inform us if it was not right. You knowingly
and willfully and purposefully ...."
Commissioner John Michaels interrupted to say, "I
agree with Commissioner Hill. This body had given
you instructions. This is not a one-man show."
Deffenbaugh replied, "Mr. Welch didn't order the
valves, but he was taking care of finding out what we
should do when he left. I don't know who to call, but
he felt we should save the money until we knew what
was the right fix."
Hill said, "I'm not sure what the facts are. First it
was 'I'm not going to waste the city's money,' and now
it's Mr. Welch's fault. Now you blame it on a former
employee. I'm not sure whether we should do it, but to
not do it and know you haven't done it and go on for
months and months.... If there's a reason, tell us and
we'll consider it. That statement [to Skoloda] from
your position on this podium at this time was remark-


from a city park near the police department and at the
25th Street parks.
Resident opposition at the time, plus the fact that
bids to remove the trees were higher than projected by
city officials, stalled the work.
Last week, the compromise proposal was offered and
accepted by city commissioners. A scope of work will be
drafted and specific trees to be cut down or topped will be
recommended to the commission later this month.
State officials have classified Australian pines as
an exotic species, and state law prohibits the sale of the
fast-growing trees.
Resident Mike Norman, who led the charge to save


the trees earlier this year, concurred with the consen-
sus to remove the trees endangering the house off 25th
Street. He disagreed with the charge that other trees in
the city's parks pose a safety issue.
"Safety is a red herring," a more vocal-than-usual
Norman told commissioners. "In the last storm we had, it
wasn't a problem with pines coming down, it was a roof.
You keep hanging the 'safety' issue on this and it scares
everyone into thinking it's a real issue, which it's not."
It is expected that the final scope of work will in-
clude removal of six pines, topping of several others,
and removal of pine tree stumps in both Lou Barolo
Park and Herb Dolan Park.


Plan ahead for Island school open house


Anna Maria Elementary School, located at 4700
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, is hosting an open house
Aug. 9 from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Classroom assignments for kindergarten through
second grade will be posted on the evening of the open
house. Students returning to grades three through five
should have been notified of their classroom assign-
ment with their final report cards at the end of the
school year.
The open house will be held from 4:30 to 5:30
p.m. for parents of kindergarten, first- and second-
grade students. Classrooms will be open and parents


are encouraged to visit the campus with their students
anytime during this hour.
A new back-to-school format is planned for grades
three through five. There will be two sessions, at 5:30
p.m. and 6 p.m., and parents will choose a time to meet
with the teacher in a sit-down information session.
During the 20-minute session, teachers will review
various procedures and aspects of the classroom so that
everyone will be better prepared for the new school
year.
For more information, call the administrative office
at 708-5525.


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Little car a real 'GEM'
Salesman Bill Riekel of Sarasota Chirysler Plymouth tells potential buyers Ed and Rhoda Kirk and Russ Olsen
about the new electric Chrysler GEM before their demo-ride Saturday, July 21. They gave the car a good look
and commented that they found it fun, roomy and exceptionally quiet, "the perfect Island car. Ooh la la!
Chef/owner Damon Presswood, right, stepped out of the kitchen to take a look and lots more folks came by to
give it a "spin during the demonstration at the Island Shopping Center. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy


able," Hill said to the mayor.
Cramer said the mayor's comment may have been
inappropriate, but she felt he had tried to get things
done and she herself had heard Welch say he would get
prices for the flapper valves, and she heard him tell the
commission he thought they wouldn't work.
Resident Jim Conoly asked what needed to be done
to get the administration to move forward and do the
work. He suggested that what may be missing from the
commission's orders was a time frame.
Bill Modis, a city resident, said, "The mayor's be-
havior was adolescent. I hope we won't ever see it
again."
Conoly said, "Let's move on. If it's not the right
technology, let's have [Public Works Director/Build-
ing Official] George McKay look into it."
Michaels said, "I expect the mayor to come back
to the next meeting with flappers or a good reason why
not."
There was further discussion about making another
motion to order the mayor to get the flapper valves, but
most of the commissioners were opposed on the
grounds that the motion had already been made and


passed twice.
The mayor agreed to either get the flapper valves
or to get information on why they are not an appropri-
ate repair solution to the drainage problem on North
Shore.
After the meeting, Deffenbaugh said his statement
about putting the flapper valves in cars and driving
them around was not something he was proud of, and
he would like to take it back. "I made that remark in the
heat of the moment," he said. "And I'm sorry for it."
On the Monday after the meeting, McKay said he
had been able to take a preliminary look at the problem.
"It appears the flapper valves are not going to work,"
McKay said. "You have to keep digging them out all
the time and it is just not practical."
McKay also said one of the flapper valves the com-
mission wants ordered would have to be installed on a
pipe that is deeply buried in the bay.
McKay said he plans to talk to experts at Swiftmud
to see what they recommend as a solution to the North
Shore drainage problems.
The commission's next regular meeting will be at
7 p.m. Aug. 9 at city hall.








Anna Maria City Commission


sets time limit on meetings


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
There won't be much need for burning the mid-
night oil in Anna Maria.
City commissioners passed on first reading an or-
dinance that states Anna Maria City Commission meet-
ings shall begin at 7 p.m. and end at 9 p.m. except in
the case of an emergency.
Commissioner Jay Hill, an attorney, said he pre-
pared the ordinance at the request of City Clerk Alice
Baird.
"Alice approached me several weeks ago about our
meetings and how long they lasted. She mentioned that
several cities restrict themselves. I drew up the ordi-
nance after getting input from the staff," Hill said.
Hill added he felt limiting the meeting times
would take care of the employees and the citizens by
providing hours when it is convenient for them to
attend the meetings.
Commissioner John Michaels said he liked the
idea. "It will put a little bit of discipline in our meet-
ings." Commissioner Linda Cramer said she also
believed it was a good idea. "It gives a little relief to the
staff and commissioners who have jobs during the day
and for the residents as well. By 12 at night we have a
meltdown, and the next day I'm a zombie."
Resident Georgia VanCleave asked how this
would affect the budget meetings and she asked if there
would be an attendance policy for the commissioners
to follow.
Hill said there would be no problem with the bud-
get meetings and that his administrative procedures
committee is working on an attendance policy that it
will recommend to the commission at a later date.
The resolution passed unanimously on first reading.
In other business. Manatee County Building Offi-
cial George Davenport spoke to commissioners about
services provided by his department.
Commissioners asked Davenport to speak to them as
they consider outsourcing some inspection services for


new home construction, home additions and remodeling.
Davenport said the county has had success with one
firm and presently homeowners and their contractors have
a choice of using the outside engineering and architectural
inspection firm or the county's in-house services.
Davenport said the outside inspection service re-
ceives a percentage of the inspection fee.
Commissioners also approved the hiring of a part-
time code enforcement officer and instructed Baird to
advertise for the position pending completion of ajob
description. Next year's budget includes a part-time
code enforcement officer salary of $8,320, or $20 per
hour.
The lease renewal for the museum property on Pine
Avenue between the city and the Anna Maria Island
Historical Society was approved.
Vice Mayor Tom Skoloda then opened the meet-
ing to public comment and there was a rancorous dis-
cussion about the mayor's failure to order flapper
valves for North Shore Drive.
Resident Richard DeFrank then asked for the
mayor's cell phone records, a request he has made sev-
eral times through the clerk's office.
"I am not singling anyone out. I have made re-
peated requests for detailed records of the usage of one
cell phone, but I can't get them," De Frank said.
He asked commissioners to order the mayor to turn
over the records of his cell phone calls.
The city currently receives monthly statements
from its service provider, Nextel, but individual calls
are not detailed on the bill.
City Attorney Jim Dye advised the city staff that it
would be prudent for the city to request detailed
records, but it is not required.
The mayor said he sometimes uses his city-issued
cell phone for personal calls. "People also call me all
the time on my business phone with city business," he
said. "Sometimes Ijust grab whatever phone is handy."
Deffenbaugh said he has never gone over the maxi-
mum 600 minutes allowed by the city's plan with


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THE ISLANDER U AUGUST 1, 2001 U PAGE 3

Meetings

Anna Maria City
Aug. 1, 1:30 p.m., administrative code committee
meeting.
Aug. 2, 6:30 p.m., beautification committee meeting.
Aug. 9, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
Aug. 2, 7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda: pub-
lic hearing to amend comprehensive plan, Manatee
County water franchise agreement public hearing, request
for payment for city pier improvements by Commercial
Divers Inc., request to proceed with cleaning of storm
drains south from 22nd Street, public hearing to rezone
bayfront property at 114 12th St. N. from residential to
multi-family and public hearing on major development of
same property, commission reports and public comment.
Aug. 6, 1 p.m., commission work session on uniform
procurement policy.
Aug. 7, 1 p.m., scenic highway committee meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
Aug. 1, 9 a.m., board of adjustment meeting.
Aug. 7, 7 p.m., city commission meeting followed by
work session.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.


Nextel. He added he has ordered Nextel to provide
detailed records for each of the city's cellular phones
from this point forward, and those records will be avail-
able to the public, upon request.
DeFrank said if the commission didn't order the
mayor to order detailed records for the past use, his
next step would be to ask judge to handle his request.
After a long and bitter discussion, the commission
voted 3-2 not to order detailed records for past cell phone
use. Cramer, Deffenbaugh and Michaels were opposed.
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PAGE 4 M AUGUST 1, 2001 0 THE ISLANDER


Handicap park plans again sought in Bradenton Beach


After almost two years of gathering dust on
a shelf, it appears that plans to create a handi-
cap-accessible beachfront park in Bradenton
Beach may be resurrected if a $10,000 state
planning grant is awarded the city for even more
planning.
City commissioners agreed Monday to, apply
for a grant from the Florida Department of Com-
munity Affairs to develop a new plan for restruc-
turing the Katie Pierola Sunset Park into a handi-
cap-friendly area. The park is on the beach in the
2200 block of Gulf Drive.
The property was acquired by the state as a
public park seven years ago with trees and


shrubs planted, tiki huts and benches erected, and a
wheelchair-friendly boardwalk constructed near the
water. That boardwalk, pounded and eventually ren-
dered useless by high surf during storms, was re-
moved last year.
In October 1999, city officials approved plans of-
fered at no charge by Eatman and Smith Architects to
create a ground-level walkway to the beach, add more
palms and native beach plants, and create a dune sys-
tem near the water.
On Monday, commissioners agreed to apply for the
DCA grant, which would allow them to hire a consult-
ant to create a new plan for the park. Commissioner
Dawn Baker, who is spearheading the grant drive, said


she believed once a plan was drafted, another state
grant from the Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection could be obtained to fund the
construction.
Commissioner Bill Arnold opposed the handi-
cap park project.
"Anything you're going to do there has al-
ready been done at Manatee Public Beach,"
Arnold said. "We're just duplicating what has al-
ready been done, and it's just not feasible."
Commissioners agreed 4-1 to seek the DCA
planning grant, with Arnold dissenting, but all
agreed that parking on the site would be only for
those people with handicap permits.


Great American Duck Race coming Aug. 11


The Great American Duck Race for a doctor's legs
and against cancer is due on the Island, and there's
room for a whole flock of duck-backing high rollers.
It will pit a canalful of rubber duckies against one
another at the whim of the currents and winds. Scene
of the strictly un-wild race will be the Lake LaVista In-
let between the Crescent Bridge and the humpback
bridge over Bay Boulevard near the City Pier.
Anyone can get involved as a duck sponsor, pay-
ing $10 for a ducky contestant, or as many $10 bills as
a backer has, and cheering the speedless little ducky
drifters home.
There is room for a lot of spectators, too, at the big
event starting at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11. The
quickest ducky will bring a fishing trip with Capt. Chris
Galati to its owner. Second prize is dinner at the Sign
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It's all part of the great Manatee County beauty
contest for men's legs, and the money it raises will go
to the Manatee Chapter of the American Cancer Soci-
ety.
It's not chicken, or even ducky, feed so far the
Island's entry, Dr. Scott Kosfeld, has $6,000 to his
credit in votes for his legs at $10 per vote.
He's somewhat edgy about even this impressive
showing, for his competitors include several mainland
doctors, businessmen and others who are pushing as
aggressively as Kosfeld. "Good," he said. "The better
they do, the more money for the cancer society."
He has rubber duckies for sale now at his office,
3908 East Bay Drive, and will flog them personally
Thursday morning at the AMI Coffee Co., 314 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria City. His supporters have placed
Kosfeld jars at various businesses around the Island. He
has 144 duckies on hand and more on order.
A total of 12 leg men have entered the contest, he
noted, and the winner will be announced at the 13th
annual Tennis Shoe Ball, where the requested attire is
black tie and tennis shoes. It will be Aug. 18 at the
Bradenton City Center.


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Anna Maria tax rate stays at 2 mills for 2001-02


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
The final work session on the city's 2001-02 bud-
get concluded in Anna Maria with commissioners set
to propose a tentative millage rate of 2 mills.
A mill is $1 for every $1,000 of assessed property
value, less any exemptions.
For an Anna Maria homeowner with a home val-
ued at $225,000, and claiming a $25,000 homestead
exemption, next year's city property tax will be $400.
Total revenue for the coming fiscal year is pro-
jected to be $1,325,122. Of that amount, $658,892 is
expected to be generated from city property taxes. That
amounts to an increase of $97,192 over last year's tax
revenue. The increase is the result of the hike in prop-
erty values. Other revenue comes to the city from fees
and state-collected taxes.
The commission held three budget work sessions
in the last two weeks. On July 23, commissioners re-
luctantly agreed to retain a seventh deputy to patrol the
streets of the city. Anna Maria contracts with the Mana-
tee County Sheriffs Office for law enforcement ser-
vices.
The city will spend $422,893 for police protection
in the coming fiscal year, which runs from Oct. 1,2001,
until Sept. 30, 2002. That is an 18 percent increase over
the current budget year.
It will spend $166,162 on street and road repairs
with an additional $7,500 for roads in a contingency
fund for that purpose. The amount budgeted for 2000-
01 was $15,000. This is the first time in recent memory
the city has had specific line items for road repair in the
budget.
That amount is part of the construction mainte-
nance and improvement category, which includes
money for the regular inspection of the city pier,
stormwater maintenance, public works equipment rent-
als. beautification, bridge maintenance and sidewalk
repair and maintenance.
The amount budgeted for salaries and related ex-
penses is $351,548. The city clerk's salary will rise
from $36,755 to $38.588; the deputy clerk's from
$22,523 to $26.250: the administrative assistants in the
clerk's office and the building and public works depart-
ments will also see a raise. This is offset by combining
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Opinion

Please, be nice
It's posted at government buildings and on meet-
ing agendas almost everywhere. The form may vary,
but the words are pretty'much the same:
"We may disagree, but we will be respectful of one
another. We will direct all comments to the issues. We
will avoid personal attacks."
Call it the "be nice" pledge.
Unfortunately, officials and others sometimes ig-
nore it.
Perhaps it's the heat. It's so hot outside that folks
just can't help but act like panting, snarling canines,
ready to bite and bark at anything. It must be the on-
slaught of August's dog days.
Or maybe it's the myriad public meetings that take
place in summer's peak heat and the recurring topic -
budgets.
Whatever the cause, the effect has been more yap
than usual in the Island's. city halls. Anna Maria, of
course, is leading the pack.
At an Anna Maria meeting, a resident "barked" at
the mayor, and when Commissioner Linda Cramer re-
minded Vice Mayor Tom Skoloda (who runs the meet-
ings) of the city pledge, he brushed it off, saying, "Oh,
he's just telling the mayor what he thinks."
Holmes Beach Commission Chairman Roger Lutz
ruffled a few citizens' feathers recently with caustic
remarks from the dais, and, most unbecomingly, Mayor
Carol Whitmore bounced up and down in her chair and
clapped her hands with glee when a vote on the Tide-
mark project met with her approval.
In Bradenton Beach, Mayor Gail Cole has gaveled
meetings to adjournment and stalked from the chamber
after being peppered with questions from other com-
missioners. The questions were valid. His response was
inappropriate.
As the Florida Legislature wanes, hundreds of bills
pass across legislators' desks in a day. The pace is fre-
netic. Impassioned speeches are made. Tempers flare.
Yet everyone in Tallahassee realizes it's only a job.
It's not personal. Legislators who did everything short
of calling each other's mothers dogs could be found
cozied up to a bar the same night, best of friends again.
plotting strategy for another day.
Perhaps Island elected officials should keep that
example in mind. A yapping cur today may have to be
your best buddy tomorrow. Every day brings a new
issue, a new focus, a new battle to be fought. If that dog
won't hunt today, it may still be ready to go out among
em tomorrow.
Remember: Be nice. And, too, if you can't say
anything nice, don't say anything.


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Thanks for memories
What a wonderful family week we had at Holmes
Beach. I endeavored to teach my grandchildren about
the turtle nests, why they were marked with tape and
stakes and why we had to turn out all the lights. Not
once did I think anything about leaving the kayak and
chairs on the beach at night until I arrived home and
read the articles in The Islander.
Perhaps for those of us who failed to give this the
proper thought or for some who dug big holes in the
sand, the beach patrol could leave a note with a friendly
reminder. There was a wonderful group in the entire
rental and I am sure each and every one would have
appreciated this.
We will return with new considerations.
.Barbara Lagrossa, Metairie, La.
Simply heaven
In 1943 my grandfather, Peter Stellas, came to
Anna Maria to visit a friend who had a home on 43rd
Street. Being an avid sportsman, Peter told his friend
Andy Sellas about the abundance of fish in the local
waters and the two of them decided to go back down
on a fishing trip.
In 1952, Peter and Andy walked through the mud
and trees to the end of what is now 72nd Street and
found a dead end surrounded by water. Peter couldn't
believe the beauty and told his friend, "If we catch
more than 30 fish here I will buy this property and build
a home. You should buy the lot next door and do the
same."
Well, needless to say, they caught more fish than
they could have ever dreamed of and decided to buy the
lots and build homes. For the next 30 years Peter and
Andy bought and built several properties, such as the
White Sands Motel, S&S Plaza, and several villas on
the beach.
Peter's boys George and Jim saw the potential of
the real estate and started their own company, buying
and building several properties and condos on the
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Edge, Sunbow Bay, the beach condos on 68th Street
and four duplexes on 68th Street.
As children growing up in Chicago, my siblings
and I enjoyed our second home on the Island, as it was
a different environment from what we were used to.
The Island people were always so kind, crime didn't
exist, and we had a freedom that we just didn't have
back home.
Well, now my siblings and I have kids of our own
and vacation on Anna Maria Island, as we think it's the
greatest place on earth. Our parents now have a home
on Longboat Key, but "SHHH," don't tell. They can
have that island we still love the simple life on Anna
Maria.
We don't want to have to dress up to go to the food
store, only talk about stocks and money, and we love
to walk to the beach cafe and have a hot dog. That is
what life is about!
Throughout my life I have seen the Island grow;
however, it seems to still be the same old Island where
people stop to say hello, and kind words are exchanged.
I am now looking for a home for my family on the
Island, as my kids are the fourth generation on the
beach and I am sure they will bring along a fifth gen-
eration.
I receive The Islander newspaper every week in Chi-
cago, and it just seems to bring a smile to my face as I slip
into the world of Anna Maria as I flip through the pages.
So let's keep the simplicity of the Island, the white
beaches, and the kind people a secret so we can keep our
Island all to ourselves! It truly is heaven on earth!
George Stellas Jr., Chicago, Ill.

Thanks for beautification
Thanks to Terry and Sandie Huffine and Jim and
Kathy Gloth, we can enjoy beautiful flowers and green-
ery as we drive along Marina Drive in Holmes Beach.
Both couples have done an excellent job beautifying
the medians and should be heartily commended by all
Island residents.
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A change in weather
We live in an age in which the wondrous has be-
come commonplace. What was once unimaginable is
now unremarkable. A world where images and data
cascade over us with a speed and volume that are next
to impossible to measure, much less keep up with. It is
no wonder that each of us. according to our personal
tastes and needs, picks and chooses that which directly
relates to us.
In the face of this.electronic fragmentation there
is one aspect of the torrent that still unites us with its
universal appeal while at the same time is on the
very cutting edge of technological sophistication:
forecasting the weather. The meteorologists of today
have at their disposal an array of instruments that is
extraordinary to say the least. Those ubiquitous sat-


ellite images we now see on a round-the-clock basis
are beamed to us from geosynchronous orbits thou-
sands of miles in space, showing us with clarity and
detail the comings and goings of weather systems
that makes each of us an expert in highs, lows, cold
fronts, temperature inversions and the whole gamut
of weather terminology.
However, we the amateur experts as well as the
professional ones, still have a slight problem: No mat-
ter how smart we may think we are, we still don't know
what the heck is going on.
A friend of mine who works for National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration the federal agency
responsible for the long-range national forecasts -
admitted to me once, "We are pretty confident 24 hours
out, so-so at 48 hours, but on anything over 72 we're
guessing. There are just too many variables." It would
be rather refreshing to see and hear that level of can-
dor from our local weather people. But in effect that is
exactly what they are saying. When that nice man or
woman with the pleasant smile looks you in the eye and
tells you that there is a 50 percent chance of precipita-
tion he or she is saying, "It may rain, and then again,
it may not."
Of course, depending on what you do for a living,
interest in what the weather will or won't do is not
necessarily a matter of small importance. In many a
field of employment knowing what the day will bring


THE ISLANDER 0 AUGUST 1, 2001 0 PAGE 7
can be not only helpful it can downright save your life.
While I am most certainly not in a position where
the latter is applicable, as a restaurant manager on a
tropical island, I too have a direct need to know.
When I first began working on Anna Maria Island
I was taken aback by the obsession my fellow restau-
rant people seemed to have with the weather. I did not
yet realize that we in the outdoor dining business profit
by the sun and take it in the shorts when it rains. There-
fore the TV in the office was forever tuned to the
Weather Channel now the Internet has joined it -
and urgent phone calls to spouses and friends were con-
stantly being placed at the slightest sign of threatening
clouds to get the latest first-hand info on developing
conditions. It was not long before I shared their neuro-
sis.
In spite of my own heightened sense of awareness,
I was as surprised as everyone else by the storm which
blew up Monday, July 23. Those winds were blowing
as hard as any I have felt in my eight years on the Is-
land. It is extremely fortunate that the wind shifted
when it did to come straight out of the south, for had
it remained due west, the results of the afternoon's high
tide would have been far, far worse.
There used to be a silly commercial on television
which reminded us that "it's not nice to fool Mother
Nature." Nor, it seems, is it ever wise to take her be-
nevolence for granted.


Bradenton Beach election: too early to call


Although it's months away from election
time heck, it's months away from qualifying
time there's political maneuvering going on
in Bradenton Beach.
Vice Mayor John Chappie, who represents
the southernmost Ward 4 in the city, has opened
a campaign account and will resign his post to
run for mayor in the Nov. 6 election.
Three officials' terms on the city commis-
sion are up this year, including those of Mayor


Gail Cole, Commissioner Bill Arnold from Ward 1,
and Berneitta Kays, Ward 3.
Cole said he was "really thinking it over" re-
garding his bid for a second term as mayor.
Arnold, who represents the northernmost Ward
I seat, was also noncommittal on his re-election
plans. "I don't know. I really don't know," he said.
Kays, who represents Ward 3 in the middle-
south district, was more emphatic: "I'm done."
Qualifying for candidates for Ward 1, Ward 3


and the mayor's position runs from noon Sept.
17 to noon Sept. 21. Besides a number of re-
quired forms and signatures of voters in the city,
candidates must pay a $48 qualifying fee for the
commission, $96 for the mayoral seat.
Bradenton Beach candidates for the two
ward openings must reside in their wards, but are
elected citywide. The mayoral candidates may
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By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
After a 4-1 vote in favor of developer Nick
Easterling's Tidemark proposal, Holmes Beach city
commissioners carried on with additional business at
the meeting July 24.
Commissioners considered two new ordinances.
One was to extend the sewer/wastewater services fran-


chise granted to Manatee County and the other was to
update tax fees for city occupational licenses.
The franchise agreement between the city and
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through with its responsibility to connect to the sewer
line properties on streets where septic tanks are still in
use.
Bohnenberger said the proposed new franchise
agreement will shift the burden and added expense onto
the property owner and the city would be remiss not to
push the issue with the county.
Whitmore offered to take the matter up at a county
commission meeting, and the ordinance to renew the
franchise agreement was tabled.
Commissioners then unanimously approved the
first reading of an ordinance to increase the occupa-
tional license tax by 5 percent.
Florida law allows fees to be updated every other
year, but the last time Holmes Beach revised its fees
was 1993.
In other business, Commissioner Don Maloney
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Commissioners also agreed to look into the county
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"I don't know what to do about it, but I don't think we
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13-year-old Island inventor eyes market


By Jim Hanson
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"What do you do when you're not inventing?"
"Using it."
That pretty much sums up Erik Stahr, bright and
inventive and down-to-earth Islander who is in control
of his world to a surprising degree for a 13-year-old.
Four open-heart surgical operations haven't slowed
him down.
He has put together two inventions that make his
bicycle more effective, and right now he's making cal-
culations to go commercial with them.
One is a carrier he made with his father's help,
he is quick to credit of PVC pipe and a fertile imagi-
nation.
"I got tired of carrying my skim board to the
beach," he said. "I had to figure out a safe and easy way
to carry it." He had a bike and he had time to think the
job through. And of course he had Dad.
"I help, sure, but mostly it's Erik," said Mike Stahr.
"I just give him assignments to keep that fine brain at
work."
Stahr the elder travels with a television news crew,
freelancing magazine-type segments for networks,
mostly NBC. Mom is Mary Ellen, psychotherapist with
her private practice office in Cortez.
His invention is not limited to skim boards, Erik
said, but can be modified to carry chairs and other
beach paraphernalia. And he has a second invention, a
trailer he made from PVC parts to carry surfboards.
With minimal coaching from Dad, Erik is doing
spread sheets on his computer, figuring the costs of
parts, labor, retail markup, and profit that he wants. The
Surf Shop has agreed to retail them, Erik said, so the
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expand. And different bikes need different carrier ren-
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about $10,000 to get a patent through," said his father.
"He'd have to build a lot of $50 racks to pay that out."
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and tissue valves work better and need less medication
than mechanical ones. They do wear out, though, so
he'll need a new one in 15 or 16 years."
Meanwhile, Erik is on his way back to King
Middle School where he will be in the eighth grade.
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Could you move quickly across the beach if you
had flippers instead of feet?
Mote Marine Laboratory will transform your
family into sea turtles from 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Aug.
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Rotary member joins
scholarship committee
Dr. James R. Dunne, president of the Anna Maria
Island Rotary Club, has been named to the Rotary In-
ternational District 6960 Paul Harris Ambassadorial
Scholarship Committee. The committee will select in-
dividuals from the west coast of Florida for a year of
graduate study abroad during 2002-03.
Paul Harris Ambassadorial Scholarships are val-
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tuition and living expenses. While overseas, recipi-
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organizations about their life in the United States.
The scholarships are competitive and require an
excellent academic undergraduate education as well
as the ability to learn at a graduate level and live over-
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for 36 years and previously served as a member and
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Always a winner
Winter or summer, hot or cold, rainy or snowy,
Santa Claus is a sure winner, as demonstrated by
these rapt youngsters at this year's "Christmas in
July" party at the Moose Lodge in Bradenton
Beach.

'Christmas in July'
draws a Moose crowd
Parents, grandparents and 44 children hailed
Santa Claus as their champion at a "Christmas in
July" party at the Moose Lodge in Bradenton Beach.
Members of Lodge 2188 and Chapter 1601
hosted the event, which raised $1,000 to be shared
with the organization's Mooseheart Little Tykes pro-
gram. The income was from a $6 buffet dinner of tur-
key, ham and all the usual holiday trimmings.
Santa arrived with an escort of Bradenton Beach
policemen and with gifts for each youngster. There
were games, too, with winners getting "gifts from
donations from many of our Island businesses," said
Sandy Freeman, who chaired the dinner.


Cortez visioning:

keep things same
Cortezians' future should mimic the past,
according to about 40 people present for a "re-
visioning" session in the historic fishing village.
"What is appropriate for the Cortez water-
front?" asked Janet Hoffman, organizer of the
Cortez Waterfront Florida Committee.
Hoffman said the waterfront is zoned as a
"light industrial" area that allows for manufac-
turing, processing, wholesale, research and de-
velopment or school uses. Housing is limited in
scale to no more than one unit on each lot.
Based on the input of participants in the
meeting, Hoffman said she would draft a zoning
ordinance for county commission approval,
probably within the next six months after it
receives the blessing of the village.
And the thoughts of the village on the wa-
terfront?
High on the list of wishes were retention
of the trailer park south of Cortez Road, reten-
tion of water-dependent uses and keeps
single-family homes.
However, there were some contradictions:
many Cortezians said they wanted no large boat
storage facilities, while many others said they
wanted boat racks. And although the votes were
high for water-dependent uses charter boats,
bait and tackle, boat rentals and the like votes
were also high against a public boat launch.

Beach House Olympics
deadline approaching
The Beach House Olympic games are coming right
up, the restaurant's Molly Bramwell noted, with the dead-
line for registration Aug. 12. The event is set for Aug. 26
at the Beach House Restaurant in Bradenton Beach.
It takes a little organizing, she said, so contestant
teams should get together soon. There's a $100 fee for
each team, the money to go to the Tingley Memorial
Library in Bradenton Beach.
Each tearimwill have eight semi-athletes, at least two
of them women. They will compete in such demanding
contests as the keg roll through an obstacle course, a wa-
ter relay, volleyball tournament and Frisbee toss.
Prizes are still being assembled, said Bramwell, but
she promised they will be worthy of their winners.
Attire is swim suits, shorts and T-shirt, or other
rainment suitable for the beach, with generous dashes
of sunscreen. Contestants will get free beer and sodas,
and food will be available.
Interested persons may call Bramwell at 779-2222,
arrange for a slot for their teams, and the best way to
get the $100 fee to her for the library.
The day of the Olympics the contestants must reg-
ister starting at 9 a.m. at the restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive,
Bradenton Beach, and the games are expected to run as
late as 3 or 5 p.m.

Parent support group
is starting at Center
A parent support group, to "make going back to
school a positive experience," is being launched at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria City.
The group, led by the Center's family therapist,
Shirley Romberger, will meet throughout the school
year from 6 to 7:30 p.m. every other Wednesday begin-
ning Aug. 1. The fee is $2 per person. Pizza will be
served and baby-sitting service is available, said
Romberger.
Interested persons may register and receive further
information by calling 778-1908.

Community Center organizing
class in kickboxing
The Anna Maria Island Community Center is look-
ing for a few men and women to fill a new class in kick
boxing, scheduled for Tuesdays from 7 to 7:45 p.m. at
the Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
Jabbing, kicking, punching and blocking will be set
to music, the Center said, and participants can burn up
to 800 calories in one class. At least 15 exercise-hun-
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Anna Maria Island has its first Police Athletic
League football team of 9- to 13-year-olds, and cheer-
leaders to hail them onward and upward.
Twenty girls, also 9 to 13, have been practicing
diligently and energetically for two months at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, which sponsors the
team and the cheerleaders.
Their first public appearance will be at the Island
Dolphins first practice game at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug.
4, at the PAL field, 202 13th Ave. E., next to the Red
Barn Flea Market in Bradenton.
They will have practice uniforms for the game, and
their regular uniforms are to arrive on Aug. 10 in time
for the Dolphins' first "real" game at 10:30 a.m. Sat-
urday, Aug. 18.
The cheerleaders have been raising money by car
washes, raffles and the like for their half of the price of
the uniforms. The Center is contributing half, said the
cheerleaders' coach, Lynne Orlando.
Practices have been at the Center, but are moving
now to Anna Maria Elementary School, 4700 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday
and 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesdays.
Orlando took over cheerleader coaching duties
when her daughter became a basketball cheerleader
three years ago.
She noted that the Island's several basketball teams
have their cheerleaders, but "next comes soccer and
there aren't cheerleader squads for that yet. Just wait."

Writers meet Monday
The Gulf Coast Writers Group will meet at 10:15 a.m.
Monday, Aug. 6, at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Ma-
rina Drive, Holmes Beach. Members are to bring original
works to read. Details are available at 792-5295.


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Raymond Van Zile of Anna Maria and Tampa,
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Roser Memorial Community Church. The Rev. Gary
Batey officiated, and the bride's mother and
bridegroom's father, Frank Kubik of Euclid, Ohio,
were matron of honor and best man. The newlyweds
will live in Grand Rapids, where he is in the insur-
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Hugh W. Dawson
Hugh W. Dawson, 81, of Holmes Beach, died
July 27.
Born in Chelsea, Mass., Mr. Dawson came to
Manatee County from Stoneham, Mass., in 1982. He
was a retired engineer. He served in the U.S. Army
during World War II. He was Protestant.
There were no services. Memorial contributions
may be made to Bradenton Hospice House, c/o Hos-
pice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota
FL 34238. Brown and Sons Funeral Home was in
charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Jackie; sons Stephen of
Gilford, N.H., John of Laconia, N.H., and William D.
Angell of Eldorado Hills, Calif.; daughter Nancy D.
Clark of Gilford; sister Hariett Keyser of Holmes
Beach; brother William of Holmes Beach; six grand-
children; and three great-grandchildren.

Jeffrey Alan Hickman
Jeffrey Alan Hickman, 50, of Bradenton Beach,
died July 24.
Born in Terre Haute, Ind.. Mr. Hickman came to
Manatee County from Columbus, Ind., in 1974. He was
manager of the Bay Isles Beach Club. He was a mem-
ber of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.
Memorial services will be Wednesday, Aug. 1, at
Bay Isles Beach Club, 2111 Gulf of Mexico Drive,
Longboat Key. Memorial contributions may be made
to the Sarasota Memorial Health Care Foundation for
Asthma, 1838 Waldemere St., Sarasota FL 34239, or
to the Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary, 1708 Ken Th-
ompson Parkway, Sarasota FL 34236.
He is survived by sister Janice L. Patterson of
Holly Springs, N.C.


Laura Ann Van Winkle
Laura Ann Van Winkle, 43, of Anna Maria, died
July 25.
Born in Leominster, Mass., Mrs. Van Winkle
came to Manatee County from there in 1978. She
was the owner and stylist at Head Quarters Salon,
Holmes Beach. She was a Eucharistic Minister at St.
Bernard Catholic Church, Holmes Beach, and a
member there.
Visitation was July 27 and services July 28 at St.
Bernard Catholic Church. Burial was in Palma Sola
Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to
Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd.,
Sarasota FL 34238.
She is survived by husband Brent M.; sisters
Donata Cocks of Port Charlotte and Marisa Mangini of
Leominster; and father and stepmother Nazarene and
Antoinette Mangini of Bradenton.


Virginia Leah Whittle
Virginia Leah Whittle, 93, of Bradenton, died July
23.
Born in Altus, Okla., Mrs. Whittle came to Mana-
tee County from Oklahoma City in 1983. She was a
homemaker. She was Presbyterian.
Memorial services were July 26 at Freedom Vil-
lage, Bradenton. Memorial contributions may be made
to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3011 19th Ave.
W., Bradenton FL 34205. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home
was in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by daughters Nancy Guilford of
Anna Maria and Ann Card of Zephyrhills; brother Sid
Shaw of Oklahoma City; seven grandchildren; and
eight great-grandchildren.


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Mercury records artist Meredith Edwards visits Sharky's


Country music singer Meredith Edwards made a
promotional stop for her tour with 'N Sync at Sharky's
Steak & Seagrill in Bradenton Beach July 30. Edwards
is the opening act for the popular young male singing
group.
Radio station CTQ-106.5 sponsored the event in
which 17-year-old Edwards sang a few songs and
signed autographs for a packed house of teenagers.
CTQ radio personality Duane Dean, who helped bring
the promotional event to Bradenton Beach, also gave
away tickets to Tuesday night's 'N Sync concert in
Tampa.
This is Edwards' first major tour, and her first al-
bum, "Reach," is in stores now. The first two singles
off the album, "A Rose is a Rose" and "The Bird
Song," can be heard on the radio now.
Edwards is from Clinton, Miss., where she and 'N
Sync's Lance Bass were childhood friends. When Bass
created his own entertainment company, Free Lance
Entertainment, Edwards was the first artist to be of-
fered a management contract.
Edwards said her favorite part of the tour has sim-
ply been performing. "It has been amazing. I keep
learning with each performance and always try to go a
step above."
Edwards also enjoys meeting her fans and said she
hoped those who came out to the Island had a good
time.
Before meeting her Island fans, Edwards spent
time getting acquainted with the Island. She took a sce-
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"I'm a big beach fan and I hadn't been to the beach
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Acquisition of Grassy Point still under negotiation


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach has been granted another extension
as the process to acquire Grassy Point continues.
"We're not at a standstill," said City Treasurer
Rick Ashley. "The process is moving forward, it's just
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For more than two years Holmes Beach has been
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and turn it into a public nature preserve similar to Leffis
Key on the south end of Anna Maria Island.
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wetlands on the bayfront south of the Anna Maria Is-
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Walgreens on East Bay Drive.
Florida Communities Trust approved Holmes
Beach's application in January 1999 for $847,917 to
buy Grassy Point and preserve it for public use.
Ashley said that the grant remains intact. "It's sit-
ting in our name and has not been released for any other
use."
FCT has been handling the process of making of-
fers to land owners and negotiating prices.
Distance seems to be the culprit in slowing down
the process. According to Ashley, the 22-acre core
parcel is part of a trust left to several family members.
He said family members are scattered across the coun-
try, which is slowing down communications.
Landowners of the desired Grassy Point parcels are
Nora Hames, R.L. Davis, Martha and Lawrence Wald,
Josephine Frisco and the firm Zewadski & Smith.
Details will remain confidential until after any deal
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Treacherous situation for baby turtles


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
One of the most dangerous times in memory for
sea turtle hatchlings has developed on the Island's
beaches: Thousands of them will hatch any time now,
and no one knows just where they will pop up.
The beaches of Anna Maria Island are littered with
unmarked turtle nests since the storm of July 22-23
washed away the stakes placed to locate nests.
"People will have to be extra careful what they do
on the beach for the next several weeks," said Suzi
Fox, who holds the state permit for marine turtle pres-
ervation on the Island.


Ready, set,

Adopt.-aHatchling

program starts up
ByJim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
As sea turtle nesting speeds up, an Adopt-a-Hatchling
program is being launched on Anna Maria Island.
Nesting is up considerably, said Suzi Fox, Presi-
dent of Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and holder of
the state marine turtle preservation permit for the Is-
land. Fellow Turtle Watch members logged eight
crawls in one day, more than usual.
That brings the total to 166 nests so far this season.
Each nest has about 100 pingpong-ball-sized eggs,
which incubate in the warm sand of the Island beaches.
The Adopt-a-Hatchling program, which allows
people to adopt one baby turtle for $15, is underwrit-
ten by The Islander newspaper.
Turtle "parents" will receive:
Statistics on the nest from which their infant came.
A certificate from Anna Maria Island Turtle
Watch, recording their hatchling and their "parent-
hood" and allowing them to name their "baby."
An "official" Anna Maria hatchling photo.
"This will give people an opportunity to get in-
volved with sea turtles." Fox said, "and provide a way
to help save an endangered species."
Prospective "parents" may call her at 778-5638, or
go to the Turtle Watch Web site at islandturtles.com.


"People could drive a tent stake into the sand and
spear a baby turtle almost anywhere. Not only would
it make anyone feel awful, it is highly illegal to harm
this protected species."
And there are many tents on the beach on any
given sunny day, though Fox was at a loss to explain
why anyone goes to the beach for sun and puts up a
shelter.
No nests have hatched since the storm, she said, but
the incubating sun and sand are expected to complete
their work at any time on any number of the nests.
The markers on 49 nests were washed away in
the storm, with 117 others still located for Turtle


They may also register to purchase hatchlings at
The Islander office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, or by e-mail at news@islander.org.
Four nests are ready to hatch any night now, Fox
said, to join those already hatched. Volunteers are
keeping close watch over those nests to lend hatchlings
a hand toward the Gulf and assure them of every pos-


Watch volunteers to monitor so as to be on hand
when they hatch. Baby turtles instinctively head for
the sparkle of the sea when they hatch and dig up to
the surface of the beach. But.often they are attracted
inland instead by lights carelessly revealed there.
That's fatal, unless Turtle Watch volunteers steer
them to the water.
The good news?
Fox reported nesting was up, "way up," after the
storm. She estimates the loggerheads waited to nest
until after the storm passed, when eight nests were
discovered by volunteer beachwalkers Wednesday,
July 25.


A little help
Jonathon Pang, 11,
'and Zach Anderson,
also 11, called Turtle
S' '" Watch President Suzi
A. Fox recently with an
Suffer to do something
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turtles. She took
them up on it and put
them to work,
Cleaning off stakes
used by Anna Maria
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Photo: Bonner Joy




sible chance of survival.
Elsewhere on the beach, 10- to 12-year-olds are
joining their grownup Turtle Watchers to hand out
"turtle help" brochures on the beach. The brochures
advise people how to behave around turtles and ways
to help protect the endangered species.




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THE ISLANDER 0 AUGUST 1, 2001 0 PAGE 17

Streetlife
MI


Island police reports
Anna Maria City
July 25, 9906 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria Coin Laun-
dry, burglary. Someone pried open the doors to the
cash machine and the detergent dispensing machine
and fled with an unknown amount of cash, according
to police.
July 25, 314 Pine Ave., Sandy's Lawn Service,
burglary. The lock on the side door of a lawn service
trailer was cut off and lawn service tools were stolen.

Bradenton Beach
July 19, 1325 Gulf Drive N., Tortuga Inn, property
damage. A guest reported damage to the passenger side
of his rental car. According to police, there were some
scratches visible but officers could not locate a vehicle
which might have caused the damage.
July 19, 2513 Gulf Drive N., Circle K, theft. An
unknown male reportedly drove off without paying for
$12 in gas.
July 19, 100 Gulf Drive N., Circle K, information.
A man reported that another vehicle backed into his car
as he was leaving the parking lot. The driver of the
vehicle that backed into his car left the scene. Accord-
ing to the report, there was no damage to the vehicle.
July 19, 500 Gulf Drive S., Cortez Beach, burglary.
A man reported a vehicle burglary in progress. Offic-
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July 27, 100 block of Fifth Street North, warrant.
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July 22, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee County Public
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Jeez! Can't we leave Mother Nature alone?


We've been tinkering with Mother Nature, or at least
the old tried-and-true beliefs we've always had, to the
point where things are really starting to break apart. Here
are a few less-than-sunny examples of human interven-
tion.

Turtle lights too bright
As any diligent reader of The Islander knows,
lights on the beach are bad for sea turtles. Female
turtles instinctively head toward the faint glow from the
moon and stars on the Gulf of Mexico after they lay
their eggs in the sand. Baby turtles also use the Gulf
glimmer to navigate out to sea after hatching.
Unfortunately, any other lights on the beach tend
to disorient the turtles and draw them away from the
water. All too often the little turtles end up under car
tires on Gulf Drive as they scamper toward the glow of
lights from houses or streets.
The Florida Department of Transportation and
Florida Power & Light are working on solving their
part of the problem by tweaking street lights. Florette
Braun with FPL has outlined what she calls a "three-
tiered" approach to control lights near turtle nesting
beaches. Her plan includes:
Keep light off the beach by realigning, modify-
ing, repositioning, shielding or screening light sources
from beach view.
Reduce the total amount of illumination adjacent
to the beach by turning off lights, installing fewer
lights, or reducing wattage.
Change the spectral qualities of light sources to
emit wavelengths that are minimally disruptive to sea
turtles.
The last one makes the most sense. Sea turtles can
only see some wavelengths of light; filter a light with

Horseshoe winners
Winners in the July 28 horseshoe games were
Neil Sweerus of Holmes Beach and Bill Stanrett of
Anna Maria Runners-up were John Bennett nf

Pepka of Bradenton and Jim Spencer of Holmes
Beach. Runners-up were Jack Cooper of Holmes
Beach and Starrett.
The weekly contests get under way at 9
a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday at Anna
Maria City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive.


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a color the turtles can't see and you've got turtle-
friendly lighting.
"Unfortunately, this step still remains elusively theo-
retical," Braun said of the filter factor. She did two years
of tests on filtered lights with results she called "inconclu-
sive, and the follow-up controlled lab tests did not show
any discernible advantage of filtered lights over unfiltered
in reducing hatchling disorientation.
"There is concern that widespread use of filters as
an alternative to other, more effective light control
techniques could actually aggravate lighting impacts on
turtles in certain areas," she continued. "Filters should
only be used in addition to other, proven options."
You may remember that FPL tried filtered lights in
Bradenton Beach last year. The result on the Island
with the pilot program pretty much echoed those else-
where even though the darn turtles weren't SUP-
POSED to see the lights, they did anyway and headed
toward the streetlights and road.
Although safety concerns by DOT for motorist-pe-
destrian interaction government-speak for cars run-
ning over people trying to cross the road at night -
usually mandate that streetlights be lit, Braun suggests
otherwise for turtle safety.
"While shields and other techniques may help in
some locations," she said, "there will still be some ar-
eas close to the beaches where the only thing that will
work for turtles is to switch the lights off."

Historical fish tales
W e'. e ill lhlc-d i, es "l im the o,.-,-d old J ,
across tlie waer without a fish jumping inio it. Nuw,
scientists are saying that tale isn't all that tall after all,
and perhaps we have no real clue as to how prolific life
in the oceans once was.
It's another one of those "cause-and-effect" stories, or
a description of how badly we've screwed up.
Nineteen scientists were charged with looking into
human impact on the worlds' oceans. To get a baseline
- how things were hundreds of years ago before we
stuck our dirty hands in the water the scientists


looked into historical archives.
They used marine sediments dating back 125,000
years, archaeological records from coastal settlements
occupied in the last 10,000 years, records from the Eu-
ropean colonial expansion in the Americas and South
Pacific starting in the 15th century and ecological stud-
ies from the past century. The damage predated mod-
em pollution and fishing and began thousands of years
ago as humans exploited resources in coastal waters.
It seems humans became adept at eliminating the
top links in the marine food chain sharks, turtles,
whales and the largest fish species.
The results were startling.
When Christopher Columbus sailed the Caribbean, he
wrote that sea turtles so crowded the bays he was afraid
his ship would ground on their backs. Just a little ways
north, millions of green turtles called Florida Bay home.
Oyster beds in the Chesapeake Bay were so abun-
dant that navigation was a hazard. Oysters were of a
size that a knife and fork was needed to eat them. Since
oysters are filter feeders, and were so numerous, the
bay was crystal clear.
Otters were everywhere along the Pacific Coast
from Alaska to California.
Then humans came along.
We killed off most of the turtles in Florida Bay.
Green turtles used to munch on turtle grass there and,
as they pruned the seagrasses, allowed the underwater
plants to grow more lush like trimming a yard plant
to allow it to grow better. Without turtle pruning, turtle
grass was stunted and became sickly with a fungus that
depleted the oxygen in the water and killed fish.
We harvested most of the oysters in Chesapeake
Bay and removed the natural oyster filtration system.
Bay water quality changed, and the home of whales,
sturgeon and alligators was destroyed.
We killed the-otters in the Pacific for their fur.
Otters eat sea urchins; without otters, urchins flour-
ished and devoured hundreds of acres of kelp forests,
home for untold other marine critters, which also died.
"Removal of key predators or other animals has set
I ,tit ':, toxic aTgae, ocean dead zones, outbreaks ot
disease and other symptoms of ecological instability,"
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eastern seaboard by having 23 percent of the launch-
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Grouper action excellent offshore; reds thick in bays


By Capt. Mike Heistand
After a couple of pretty dismal fishing weeks,
things are finally on the "up and up" for local anglers.
Look for good-to-excellent results fishing for snapper
or grouper offshore, lots of redfish in the bays, plus
pompano off the beaches.
Capt. Mike Greig of Captain Mike's Charters
in Holmes Beach probably brought back the catch of
the week: a 45-pound cobia. He also reeled in sharks,
reds and trout.
Capt. Rick Gross and his team finished second in
the inshore professional division of the DeSoto Fish-
ing Tournament, catching two 39-inch snook, one 31 -
inch linesider, a 27-incher, a 30-inch redfish and a
flounder. Congratulations, Captain!
Otherwise, Capt. Rick says redfish are his best bet
of the week, with as many as 20 being caught per trip.
He's also putting charters on mackerel and snapper.
Sam at Island Discount Tackle said redfish are
plentiful, mangrove snapper are around the artificial
reefs, whiting and pompano are off the beaches and
he's getting more and more reports of permit. Offshore,
both grouper and snapper fishing is excellent.
Capt. Matt Bowers on the Outcast in Holmes
Beach said snapper fishing is outstanding right now,
with grouper action not far behind, mostly in about 100
feet of water offshore. He's also getting into some
scamp and lane snapper.
Capt. Jason Ramsey said he's been reeling in
catch-and-release snook and reds in Terra Ceia Bay.
but reports that tarpon season is all but history this year.
Capt. Curt Morrison said gag and red grouper up
to 20 pounds are hungry for live pinfish. Other action
includes lane and mangrove snapper, with best results
coming from cut bait:
Capt. Mark Bradow said he's running into school-
ing redfish up to 32 inches on the seagrass flats and man-
grove snapper along the Intracoastal Waterway. He also

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"Boat Smart," a one-day safe boating course, will
be presented from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4,
by the Manatee Sail and Power Squadron at 700 Eighth
Ave. W., Palmetto.
The course will focus on boat handling, seamanship,
state and local regulations, terminology and weather. It
will satisfy state requirements for training of individuals
born after Sept. 30, 1980, to operate power boats, and help
reduce insurance rates, said the squadron.
A fee of $30 will cover lunch and course materi-
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Capt. Keith Barnett aboard the charter boat
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hooked up with a few catch-and-release snook.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach has been putting his charters onto Span-
ish mackerel, grouper, permit and redfish.
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
wade fishers are catching good-size catch-and-release
snook near the mangroves and big trout on the east
side of Palma Sola Bay. Offshore action includes grou-
per to 20 pounds.


Old Salt fishing tourney
coming Aug. 8-12
You're too late for the early entry fee, but
you've still got time to register for the 30th An-
nual Old Salt Loop All-Release Billfish Tourna-
ment Aug. 8-12.
Cost to enter the tourney is $1,000 per team
boat, which will run out of Longboat Key Moor-
ings, Longboat Key. Only photos of catch-and-
release billfish will be judged, with a weigh-in on
wahoo, dolphin and tuna on Aug. 12.
Event organizers say 90 percent of entry fees
will be awarded to the winners.
Further details are available at 727-319-0568,
or 727-347-8833.



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S0 pictures are welcome at The Islander. Just give us a call at 778-7978
or stop by our office in the Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach.


Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said anglers there
are catching black drum and redfish, a few small catch-
and-release snook, big sand perch and mangrove snapper.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said redfish are thick in Terra Ceia Bay, plus trout
up to 17 inches. He also caught a tripletail last week,
but warns that bait is really hard to get.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide out of
Holmes Beach said grouper fishing is fair, snapper
action is excellent and there are still good results on
tuna, dolphin and wahoo out in the Gulf.
Dave Johnson at the Snead Island Crab House
said there are big snook lurking around the docks in the
Manatee River, shark off the rocks in front of Rattle-
snake Point, and a few lonely tarpon in Tampa Bay.
On my boat Magic, we're getting sharks up to 100
pounds, lots and lots of reds up to 27 inches and man-
grove snapper to 3 pounds.
Good luck and good fishing.
Capt. Mike Heistand, a 20-year fishing guide, has
taken over the helm of the weekly fishing column. Call
him at 779-9607 to provide a fishing report. Pictures
of your catch are also welcome and may be dropped off
(use 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 in-
formation on the catch and a contact name and phone
number fbior more information. Pictures may be re-
trieved after they appear in the paper.


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ReafEsftat


Island property sales
2812 Avenue B, Holmes Beach, a 1,080 sfla 2bed/
2bath2cp home built in 1975 on a 50x 00 lot, was sold
6/4/01, Davidson to Oliveira, for $195,000.
300 22nd St. N., Bradenton Beach, a 1,030 sfla
3bed/lbath/lcar home built in 1945 on a 50x100 lot,
was sold 6/4/01, Faust to King, for $195,000; list
$208,000.
233 85th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,442 sfla 3bed/
2bath home built in 1958 on a 90x 100 lot, was sold 6/
4/01, Hueber to Byrne, for $223,500; list $259,1000.
3020 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a 50x100 lot, was
sold 6/6/01, Gilmore to Worth, for $96,000.
3607 E. Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 109 Sandy Pointe
2, a 976 sfla 2bed/2bath I car condo built in 1996, was
sold 6/7/01, Bernhard to Larson, for $137,050.
9801 Gulf Dr., Anna Maria, a 4,274 sfla commer-
cial building built in 1992 on a 110x104 lot, was sold
6/7/01, Riverview Development to D&D 35 Corp., for
$450,000.
1800 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 115 Lacosta, a
952 sfla Gulffront 2bed/l.5bath condo built in 1979,


Recently refurbished "near Gulf" duplex offers two nice
units separated by twin garages and only 350 feet to
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Priced to sell at $450,000. Possible owner financing for
qualified buyer.
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was sold 6/13/01, Wood to May, for $325,000.
208 76th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,210 sfla 2bed/
1 bath/I car home built in 1952 on a 90x78 lot, was sold
6/11/01, Henninger to Osbor, for $182,500.
223 85th St., Holmes Beach, a 2bed/1.5bath/2car
864 sfla home built in 1971 on a 90x 100 lot, was sold
6/11/01, Upshaw to Violano, for $214,900; list
$219,900.
209 71st St., Holmes Beach, a 4bed/4bath/4car
1,960 sfla duplex built in 1987 on a 60x105 lot, was
sold 6/11/01, Plath to Cardinal, for $331,000; list
$349,800.
2409 Avenue A, Bradenton Beach, a 50x92 lot,
was sold 6/12/01, Durant to Mullins, for $175,000.
309 61st St., Holmes Beach, a 1,944 sfla duplex
built in 1978 on a 90x100 lot, was sold 6/13/01,
McGrath to Shackett, for $279,000.
311 57th St., Holmes Beach, a 2bed/2bath/2car
1,344 sfla 1/2 duplex built in 1995 on a 44x112 lot,
was sold 6/12/01, Worth to Bujarski, for $185,000.
313 Poinsettia, Anna Maria, a canalfront 1,698
sfla 2bed/2bath/2car home built in 1991 on a 75x1 10
lot, was sold 6/12/01, Moser to McConnell, for
$650,000; list $689,000. (Sold March 1999 for
$325,000 then March 2000 for $350,000.)


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5208 Riverview Blvd (lot) ..................... $1,999,999
Regatta Pointe Condo............................ $199,000

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9915 Manatee Ave. (Restaurant) ............ $1,495,000

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3207 Sixth Ave., Holmes Beach, a 1,352 sfla house
built in 2000 on a 90x50 lot, was sold 6/11/01, Eldridge
to Tharp, for $280 S)III)
3801 E. Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 209 Sunbow Bay
4, a 2bed/2bath 1100 sfla condo built in 1981, was sold
6/15/01, Johnston to Menard, for $174,000.
6321 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, an attached 3bed/
2bath/2car 1206 sfla half duplex built in North Beach
Village on a small lot, was sold 6/15/01, Viker to
Eaton, for $265,000.
693 Key Royale Dr., Holmes Beach, a bayfront
2,350 sfla 2bed/2bath/2car/pool home built in 1981 on
a 100x150 lot, was sold 6/15/01, Barbour to Taylor, for
$820,000; list $899,000.
703 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a canalfront 2,049
sfla 3bed/2bath/pool home built in 1960 on a 90x100
lot, was sold 6/11/01, Bortell to Massaro, for $339,000;
list $369,900.
1801 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 174 Runaway
Bay, a 1,080 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1978, was
sold 6/27/01, Murphy to Mooney, for $175,000.
203 72nd St., Holmes Beach, a 1,273 sfla 4bed/
2bath duplex built in 1971 on a 66x105 lot, was sold
6/28/01, Regis to Harlow, for $255,000; list $262,500.
207 70th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,820 sfla 4bed/
2bath duplex built in 1966 on a 90x102 lot, was sold
6/29/01, Strempel to RNM Ltd, for $289,500; list
$289,000.
Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate
broker; 778-1222, exclusively for The Islander. Copy-
right 2001.




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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,
Aug. 3. 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


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 Islander or other competitions
are not eligible.
3) Photographs may be taken with any make of
camera. No retouching or other alteration (except


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

I NAME
S ADDRESS
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STATE ZIP
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DATE PHOTO WAS TAKEN:
LOCATION PHOTO WAS TAKEN.
I have readthe competition rules and affirm that this entry is
in compliance with them.

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pics, sentimental moments and moments of personal
triumph.
Judges include Islander News Editor Paul Roat and
graphic designer Elaine Stroili and Gretchen Edgren of
Holmes Beach, contributing editor of Playboy magazine.
Send or deliver your favorites (no limits) weekly
to Photo Contest Editor, The Islander, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.
Digital contest entries should be submitted in the
original JPEG format via e-mail to news@islander.org
or on diskette or CD. Sorry, no retouching or computer
manipulation is allowed.
Complete rules and entry forms for the contest are
published below. Please attach a photo contest label to
each photo, disk or CD you submit.


cropping) is permitted of negatives, prints or electronic
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-
parency) photos are not accepted.
4) Entrant's name and address must be written clearly,
in ink, on the contest label and affixed to the back of each
print, or listed in the e-mail message along with the digital
photo attachment. Mail entries to The Islander Top Notch
Photo Contest, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.
E-mail digital entries to news@islander.org.
5) Entrants by their entry agree that The Islander may
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diskettes, CDs or photo prints.
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recognizable persons appearing in the picture and those
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419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 P Box 2150
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This charming 3BR/3BA, Key West-style hideaway
offers spellbinding views of Tampa Bay, plus pan-
oramic views down the expansive navigable canal.
Features include a heated swimming pool and spa,
seawalled lot with boat dock and electric lift, circu-
lar brick driveway, ceramic tiled floors, beamed
vaulted ceilings with fans, lovely French-style doors
with gorgeous plantation shutters and a brand new
elevated master suite with private bayview sundeck!
Truly in a class by itself! Priced at $599,000, includ-
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BUILDERS HOME FURNITURE Displayed but
never used. Four-piece bedroom sets $259; sofa
and love seat $399; queen bed set $199; full $159;
twin $129; futons (sofa by day, bed at night) frame
and mattress $199; daybed (white with brass finials)
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 tl 25th Jubilee 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.


GARAGE MUSIC SALE Saturday, August 4, 8 am-
1 pm. Music duo "K and the Rhythm Man" selling all
equipment. Includes P.A., sound modules, se-
quencer, amps, keyboard, stands, effects, accesso-
ries, monitors, rack, mikes, guitars and more. Some
brand names include: Roland, Boss, Carvin,
Shecter, BBE, Alesis, Laney and others. Cash only.
122B 51st St., Holmes Beach.
THREE-FAMILY CARPORT SALE Saturday, Aug.
4, 8 am to ? Furniture, antiques, housewares,
clothes. 310 64th St., 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.


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


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.


FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything
else in The Islander, 778-7978.
LARGE AND LUXURIOUS houseboat for sale,
$70,000. Shown by appointment only. Call for more
information. 704-4133.
1983 WATKINS 32-FT. SAILBOAT 22-hp diesel,
1,350 hours, four- foot draft roller furling, depth
finder, auto pilot, VHF. Very clean. Asking $22,000.
778-3350.
1990 8 FOOT TRINKA rowing dingy, $800; 1995
Avon 3.15 inflatable roll-up dinghy $1,500; 1995 9.9
hp Mercury outboard. $900. 778-5088.
MOTOR: 2001 9.9 Johnson outboard motor like
new, 778-3093.
CUSTOM 30-foot PEARSON 1977 inboard, good con-
dition, new bottom paint, rigging tuned, VHF, LORAN,
extras. Stable ocean cruiser. John, 778-7990.


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




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Call 941-778-0770 Toll Free 800 741-3772
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK


SPORTS AND FEATURE writer for thriving weekly
newspaper. Journalism experience a must. Mail, fax
or e-mail resume to The Islander, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach, FL. 34217. Fax 778-9392,
e-mail news@islander.org;
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, 8:30 am-1
pm. Staffed by valued volunteers. Call and be-
come one at 778-1005, extension 0, or 778-3947.
Let's save our Earthrecycle!
CROWDER BROS. ACE HARDWARE- Seeks
permanent full and part-time sales clerks and
cashiers. Retired trades people welcome. Apply
either location.
LEGAL SECRETARY/PARALEGAL 24-40 hours
per week. Casual office, litigation experience pre-
ferred, for sole practitioner, employment litigation.
Call 749-6433.
TEACHERS/COUNSELORS needed at Anna Maria
Island Community Center. After-school program
(grades K-5). Work 25 hours/week, Monday-Friday.
Must be dependable, responsible and a team player
in an exciting positive environment. Pays $7-$9/
hour, depending on experience/education. Call
Mary, 778-1908.
ATHLETIC ASSISTANT needed at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center. Flexible days, part-time
hours: Monday-Friday, 5-9 pm, half-day Saturday.
Must be dependable and a team player in a positive
environment. Salary $7-$8.50/hour. Call Tom
Moore, 778-1908.



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GOING THE EXTRA MILE

SKathy Caserta
Realtor, GRI, CRS
After Hours: 941-778-6943
Pager: 319-0480

Michael Saunders & Company
Licensed Real Estate Broker
440 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key (941) 383-7591
E-mail: kathycaserta@michaelsaunders.com


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YOUR HOMETOWN REALTOR SINCE 1939


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


ENCHANTED ANNA MARIA ISLAND RETREAT
on Bimini Bay. Serene tropical grandeur is displayed
throughout the grounds and interior of this striking
residence. 5BR, wonderful kitchen, music/family
room, office, 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
SAVOR THE SUNSETS. Penthouse overlook-
ing Sarasota Bay, large deck for viewing nature
at it's best. Hurricane shutters, custom-made
doors, upgraded appliances. $299,900. Carol
Greenwald, 962-1148. 72760
COMMUNITY BOAT RAMP AND RECRE-
ATIONAL CENTER within half-block of this
open 3 or 4BR home with 1,600 +/- sq.ft. Con-
venient to Tampa and St. Pete. $114,900. Ruth
Lawler, 856-0396. 76715


ONCE IN A RARE WHILE a home such as this
will appear on the market. A custom-built
executive home overlooking Sarasota Bay with
stunning kitchen, incredible master suite. In a
guarded community. $1,250,000. Bob Hall or
Penny Hall, 74-5981. 71717

MAINLAND
BUILDABLE ONE ACRE LOT just 25 minutes
from town. Established platted subdivision
near Lake Manatee. $38,500. Bill Stufflebeam,
798-3007. 76682
TRADITIONAL ELEGANCE in quiet setting
with large lanai and pool area. Perfectly main-
tained and quality construction. Light wood
kitchen cabinetry, Corian counters. Warranty
provided. $298,000. Julie DeSear, 319-0461.
76131


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Sandy's\ Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
LaHauling By the cut or by the month.
SeriA e We Monitor Irrigation Systems
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"Quality work at a reasonable price.
Licensed/Insured Serving Anna Maria Island Since 1986 761-8900

Paradise Improvements 778-4173
Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
li --- Replacement Doors and Windows
Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
t 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 lo-4 Sat 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 I Kenny Smith
Custom Finishes C: 941 224-1527
Trim Installation John Kreiter
Cabinet Installation T: 941-792-4761
Ceramic Tiling ,7- C: 941-730-6422
Light Remodeling t Michael Diehl
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ROTTEN RALPH'S NOW HIRING kitchen help and
servers. Put your college degree to good use by work-
ing rotten hours for rotten pay. There's no such thing
as overqualified. Apply in person or call 778-3953.
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 Li-
brary. Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-
6247.


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.


HOME HEALTH CARE Professional of 20 years.
Seeks part- to full- time employment. Excellent lo-
cal references. Sheila Fulton, H.H.A., 778-4192.


MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, patio gar-
dens, trimming, clean-up, edgings, more. Hard-
working and responsible. Excellent references. Ed-
ward 778-3222.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
advertising!
BATHROOM REMODELING. Water damaged dry-
wall, tiling, texturing, painting. Reliable, over 20 years
experience. Call Fred, 752-7758 or 545-6141, cell.
CLEAN WINDOWS! Wouldn't that be nice? Chris'
Window Cleaning. 941-725-0399.

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

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

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

WE DON'T CUT CORNERS, we clean them. Qual-
ity, experienced home cleaning service. Reason-
able. Weekly, bi-weekly. Island references. Laurie
795-1225, or Pam 761-8052.
THE ROYAL MAID SERVICE. Licensed, bonded,
insured, professional, experienced maids. Free es-
timates, gift certificates. 727-9337 (72-SWEEP)
ISLAND TRANSPORTATION now offering flat rates
to Tampa and St. Pete. Member of Longboat Key
and Anna Maria chambers. $1.50 to get in, $1.50
per mile. Clean, friendly service 7am-3am. (Call
ahead for pickup.) New! Land line! No more dropped
calls! 779-2520
HOUSE CLEANING Professional and reliable. Call
795-1112.


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


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.



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Licensed Massage Therapist
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CHRISTIES PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction.
Free estimates, no overtime charges. Now certify-
ing back flow at water meters. (FL#RF0038118)
778-3924 or 778-4461.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more
by Hunter Douglas and other major manufactur-
ers. Lifetime warranty. Call Island resident Keith
Barnett for a free in-home consultation. Many Is-
land references. 15 years experience. 941-778-
3526 or 730-0516.
THIRTY YEARS craftsman experience. Interior,
exterior, doors, stairs, windows and trim. Have saw-
mill, will travel. 745-1043 Dan Michael, master
carpenter.

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

GRIFFITHS' ISLAND PAINT/ paper services: 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.

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. 383-5381, or 726-1802.

HANDY ANTHONY Jack of Most Trades! 20-year
Island resident. painting, masonry, plumbing/electri-
cal repairs. Installation of floors, windows, cabinets.
778-6000.


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


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

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! 713-0096 for more information.
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.
Frank 716-454-7434.

BAYFRONT COTTAGES with docks. Turnkey,
beautiful views, breezy, quiet area. No pets/smok-
ing. Priced from $700/month, $350/week. 941-794-
5980. www.divefish.com. .
SPACIOUS CONDO, Sunbow Bay. Pool, tennis,
parking garage, one bedroom. $795/month annual.
779-0029.
SPACIOUS BAYSIDE waterfront in Bradenton
Beach. Furnished 2BR up and down units with
porches and dock. Call 794-5980 or
www.divefish.com/islandhouse.htm.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
advertising!
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.
ANNUAL RENTAL Holmes Beach, 1 BR/1 BA $650/
month. first, last and security. 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.
STEPS TO THE BEACH. 2BR/1BA with washer/
dryer, screened lanai. $800/monthly, utilities not in-
cluded. 778-1345.


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

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

ANNA MARIA 2BR/2BA monthly or longer. Beautifully
furnished. Peek-a-boo bayview. Walk to everything.
May allow small pet. Best rates. (813) 390-4532.

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

SEASONAL RENTAL HOLMES BEACH. 2BR/2BA
with elevator, completely refurbished, new furniture,
Gulf view, walk to beach, restaurants, shopping.
(813) 267-4754.

ANNA MARIA ANNUAL 2BR/2BA large, open floor
plan, tastefully decorated, new appliances, washer/
dryer, ground level, double lot. $1,400/montih,. Call
Bob, (813) 839-3800.

ANNUAL 2BR/1BA Unfurnished upstairs condo with
canal and bay views! Boat dock included. Washer/
dryer in unit. $800 per month, plus electric and secu-
rity deposit. No pets. Anna Maria Reality, 778-2259.


2BR CONDO, large pool, newly decorated, non-
smoking, $695 per week Call 778-3320

COVERED CARPORT for rent on Holmes Beach
for single car or boat storage. $50 per month. Call
722-0165.

WATERFRONT VACATION, Bradenton Beach.
1BR furnished, nice, clean, reasonable rates. Daily,
weekly, monthly, seasonal. 778-4555.

CHARMING 2BR/1BA with washer/dryer in
Bradenton Beach's historic old town. Half block to
bay and Gulf. $900 month, plus utilities. 778-6690.

ANNUAL RENTAL WANTED: Professional couple
seeks single-family home with pool preferred. Call
387-7050.

1 BR OR 2 BR APARTMENTS close to beach. Fur-
nished, utilities included, Pool. $790 to $1,000 per
month. Phone 778-6569.

ROOMMATE NEEDED to share great house on the
bay. Separate entrance and bath. Contact Patty at
779-0905.

BRADENTON BEACH 2BR/1.5BA. Half block to
beach. $775 per month. Small dog OK. First, last
and security deposit. Call 795-7288.


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

NEW ON MARKET: 4BR/2.5BA on canal on Tarpon
Street, Anna Maria. Pool, dock, private. No brokers,
please. $599,000. 778-0361.

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.

FOUR UNITS ON BAYOU. Very private. Lush land-
scaping. Fish from your very own dock, take a boat
ride to Tampa, or walk to one of the most beautiful
beaches in the world. Great rental or family com-
pound. $599,000. For more information, call Yvonne
Higgins at Wagner Realty, 720-3879.

OPEN HOUSE
Sunny Island duplex, only one lot from the bay. New
ceramic tile, fresh paint, fireplace. Walk to beach,
shops, banks. $269,000. 210 Haverkos. See it Sun-
day, Aug. 5 from 1 to 4 pm. Yvonne Higgins,
Wagner Realty. 720-3879.


WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS Updated 2BR/2BA CONDO Enjoy beautiful Gulf views from
2BR/2BA turnkey furnished condo in very pri- your living room in your new Island getaway. This
vate tropical setting. Fully enclosed and air con- unit is tastefully furnished and the complex has
ditioned lanai with view of heated pool and peek many amenities including clubhouse, pool and
of the bay. Priced to sell at $260,000. Call Dick tennis courts. $399,000. Call Quentin Talbert
Maher or Dave Jones at 778-4800. 778-4800 or 704-9680. MLS#74843


KEY ROYALE Beautifully maintained 3BR/2BA
canal home with boat dock, new ceramic tile
and carpet steps to golf course. This one won't
last long at $439,000. Call Lynn Hostetler at
778-4800 or 720-5876.


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


GREAT INVESTMENT CONDO Tastefully furnished 2BR/2BA, ten minutes to the beach.
Excellent rental history. $79,900. Call Lynn Hostetler at 778-4800.
OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS Established ice cream and penny candy store in busy Anna Maria
Island Plaza. Business is completely turnkey. $39,900. Call Jane Grossman or Nicole Skaggs at
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NATURAL PAIRS
by Patrick Berry / Edited by Will Shortz


Across
1 San Antonio brewer
6 Home of El Greco
12 Broad bean
16 Catch
19 Togo.toGodot
20 Departed without
ceremony?
21 Mosque bigwig
22 Clamor
23 Order at a Vegas
pizzeria?
25 Not absolute
27 Two Oscar winners for
best acting?
28 "Star Wars" knight
29 Colorado natives
(0 Gopher wood vessel
31 Suffix with prank or trick
32 Positioned, as artillery
33 Unkind comment
34 Handle the arrangements
for
36 Ingredients in a
Flintstones sandwich?
41 Code-breaking govt.
group
42 It'll open your trap
44 1981 miniseries set
in A.D. 72-73
45 Surrounded by lawn
47 Two features of interest
on the sunken Titanic?
51 In media_
52 U.P.S. delivery
55 Reverse
56 choy


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57 Eisenhower's successor
at NATO
61 Not right
63 "Never Cry Wolf' author
Farley _
65 Set down
67 Wisecrack
68 Kind of metal
69 Singer Washington
70 Father-to-son bequests
71 Gillette brand
72- Sax-playing Simpson
73 Draft picks?
74 Execs
75 Ice cream flavor
76 Out, socially
78 Nobel area: Abbr.
79 "Believe not!"
81 Initials at sea
82 Guy Fawkes Day mo.
83 Raw materials for a
feather pillow?
88 Sponge
91 Evening do
92 Troubled
95 Dashboard abbr.
96 Types of gemstones?
100 Islamic chiefs
102 Oman man
104 Observer's record
105 Actor Ken
107 New Deal program: Abbr.
108 Coupler
109 Couples
110 Theater show that
follows a commercial?
114 You might be asked to
keep one
S16 Items in a Victoria's Secret
marketing presentation?
117 Vocalist Rawls
118 Minor


Went alone
Canon fodder?
Egyptian headdress symbol
Byproduct of cheesemaking
Seating area
Articles by nonstaffers

Down
Ottoman V.I.P.'s
Led on
Something you use at
every turn
Splinter group
Disloyal to the state
Fuel car for a steam
locomotive
Veteran
Miner's quest
Large-scale
It's not damaged by cutting
Ben Jonson wrote one to
himself
Object of condemnation
Italian artist Modigliani
On good grounds
Org. with a caduceus logo
Fishing lure attached to a
rod?
Hostile
Spoils
Grasshopper's teacher.
in Aesop
Dilapidated boat
Red Sea port
Carroll creature
Typewriter key
Mil. officer's position
Algiers quarter: Var.
English racing village
Cooking fat
Have
Jamaican export
Blended


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49 Who leads an anarchy?
50 Che Guevara's first name
52 Nobelist Neruda
53 At full speed
54 Things linked in the
minds of 70's music
fans?
58 Checks for ages, say
59 The "A" of James A.
Garfield
60 Has kids
62 Jack-tar
64 Pallid
65 Floral wreath
66 Madcap


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70
74
75
77
78
80
84
85
86
87
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Part of a Web address
Former British money
Clifflike ridge
Claims, as the throne
"_ plaisir, monsieur"
Road to ruin
Eggs
Colorful newspaper
They get scoops
"Der Ring __ Nibelungen"
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Big name in kindergarten


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93 Delta, for one


94 Like tires
97 Nonuniversity type
98 Like Roman senators
99 African herd animals
101 "The Nine Tailors" author
103 Big__
106 Person with a 114-Across?:
Abbr.
1 10 Garden area
III Reader's Digest
co-founder Wallace
112 Familiar with
113 Sit (down)
115 Big mouth
116 Sound after a pinprick


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