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Volume 9, no. 40, August 15, 2001 FREE
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Sleeper, a winner
Heather Payne was napping on the couch when her kitten decided he was sleepy, too. The "moment" was
captured by mom Dolores at their home in Bradenton. This photo is the seventh weekly winner in The
Islander's eight-week Top Notch 2001 Photo Contest. Only one week remains, with Friday, Aug. 17, the
deadline for submissions. Payne collects an Islander "More-Than-a-Mullet-Wrapper" T-shirt for her digital
photo winner and a chance at the contest grand prize.
city denial of
By Paul Roat
A fine legal line has been drawn in the sand favor-
ing Bradenton Beach action to deny development on
two Gulffront lots by Bermuda Bay condominiums,
1400 block Gulf Drive.
Circuit Court Judge Scott M. Brownell has ruled
that the city's action April 13, 2000, in denying the
request to build two duplexes on the land was "quasi-
legislative" in nature and therefore proper. Brownell
based his decision on a similar issue that was decided
by the Florida Supreme Court.
Attorneys for the two developers, Island Inc. and
Beach Development Inc., had challenged the city's action
on the grounds that the matter should have been dealt with
under "quasi-judicial" rules that require the decision to be
based on "substantial, competent evidence."
Brownell wrote in his Aug. 1 opinion that although
the planning and zoning board decision falls under the
quasi-judicial category, the city commission action is
"Because [the developers] challenge the city
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Dubious pool draining stirs statewide turtle flap
By Jim Hanson
Draining swimming pool water over
a prime sea turtle nesting beach in
Bradenton Beach is causing a controversy
that has reached statewide proportions.
No law covers the problem, experts
agree, although the chlorine and other hu-
man-introduced agents in pool water can
kill turtle hatchlings. It also contaminates
Gulf water and erodes small ravines in the
beach, said local turtle protectors.
The problem will be taken up at-the
autumn meeting of marine turtle preser-
vation permit holders. said Suzi Fox,
who holds the permit for Anna Maria Is-
"Certainly there ought to be a law
controlling such things." she said. "We
will be figuring out a course for getting
just such a law from the Florida Legis-
It began with a morning beach
walker for Turtle Watch getting a strong
whiff of chlorine on the beach side of
the Gulf View condominiums in the 100
block of Gulf Drive North in Bradenton
Beach early one morning last week. Not
only that, but a bonfire was burning
there. Fox said.
Fox went to Gulf View to view the
situation and confirmed that no turtle
nests had been disturbed by the washout
of sand on the beach.
She quickly got in touch with state
and Manatee County officials, all of
whom said there is no law against
pumping pools into the Gulf. She then
got on the phone and on the Internet,
contacting other permit holders around
Many of them had had problems in
the past or this year, she said. Lee
County had to move nests away from
danger when bleach water ran through
their area. Fifty-two hatchlings were
killed in 1996 in a similar incident on
Anna Maria Island, not at the Gulf View
location, she said.
That time was at the Martinique
condos. In that incident, a pool mainte-
nance company said the pool's float
valve malfunctioned and when they ar-
rived to service the pool, it had over-
filled. They drained the surplus water
onto the beach.
In that case, 52 turtle hatchlings
were found dead, but the evidence was
moved by zealous volunteers attempting
to save the remainder of the nest before
law enforcement officials arrived.
Fox and other permit holders are
gathering just such data preparatory to
taking up the matter at the state meeting
in September and drafting legislation.
Pool drainage is a problem, Fox
conceded, for it can't go into storm
drains in Manatee County. "De-
chlorinizing" chemicals can and should
be put into the sewer system when a
pool is backwashed, she said.
Fox said that while pool draining on
the beach may not be against the law,
penalties for disturbing sea turtle nests
pde*jtI IthIIMHB ll lIll. till
can be horrendous: Federal civil fine of
$25,000 or criminal fine of $50,000 and/
or a year in prison, and separate punish-
ment under Florida law of a $500 fine
for the first egg or hatchling destroyed
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shocked to find
i resulting from
"- .water that was
the beach from
the Gulf View
close to known
turtle nests. The
worse if it had
flushed out an
- unmarked nest,
A-A AMITW's Suzi
-- Fox. Islander
or taken and $100 for each additional
instance, plus 60 days in jail.
There was no comment from the
condo complex, its manager's phone go-
ing unanswered in repeated calls.
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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
commission's decision, not the recommendation of the
planning and zoning board, the action they challenge
is quasi-legislative, subject to the fairly debatable stan-
dard of review," Brownell continued.
City Attorney Alan Prather told commissioners he
was "pleased with the outcome of the litigation as it relates
to this recent ruling by the court, but the action for declara-
tory judgment is still pending. However, we believe that
the city's chances for success in the lawsuit have been
greatly assisted by the dismissal of this [petition]."
In the next phase of the proceedings, thanks to
Brownell's ruling, additional evidence and witnesses
may be presented to the court. Without Brownell's
decision, only the record of the proceedings would be
considered in a court decision.
"There are still substantial issues and rights to be
determined by the court on the declaratory judgment
action," Prather said, "and it would benefit the city to
explore alternative methods for addressing this litiga-
tion such as settlement.
"In exploring the aspects of settlement, efforts by the
city originally initiated by Mayor Gail Cole to obtain grant
money for the possible purchase of the property for utili-
zation as a public beach would still be a very viable and
positive approach." Prather continued. "Certainly the city
commission should consider that alternative and, in our
opinion, formally proceed with those efforts."
The city's actions leading up to the April 13, 2000,
vote were almost as confusing as the court's decision.
Attorney Steve Thompson, representing Island Inc.,
1402-1404 Gulf Drive, and Beach Development Inc.,
1410-1412 Gulf Drive, requested city approval to build a
total of four duplex apartments on the adjacent lots.
The projects initially received approval by the
Florida Department of Environmental Protection and
the city through former Building Official Bill Sanders.
However, when Sanders left city employment, the
next building official, Roger Titus, determined the land
was in a preservation zone. Titus refused to issue build-
ing permits. Thompson applied for a comprehensive
plan amendment for the property to be changed to
The city's planning and zoning board, based in part
on testimony by city planner Bill Brisson that the preser-
vation designation was in error and the property should be
zoned multi-family, approved the changes and passed that
recommendation to the city commission.
The city commission denied the project.
Thompson filed suit, stating in part that the city's
action was arbitrary and not backed by substantial evi-
"The evidence presented by petitioners [develop-
ers] established that the properties in question were
improperly designated for preservation land use in the
1989 Comprehensive Plan, because the preservation
category was inconsistent with the established land-use
pattern of the surrounding area," Thompson argued.
"Based upon the nature of the soils and the envi-
ronmental conditions of the properties at issue, there
were no justifications for preventing development.
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i ,-: < c. :." beautiful new sundial at the
'buttlerfly park adjacent to
Holes Beach City Hall
thanks to generous dona-
tions from the Anna Maria
Garden Club and the Island
Garden Club. Anna Maria
Garden Club donated funds
Sfor the sundial and pedestal
while Island Garden Club
S donated funds for landscape
blocks that were utilized to
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founder Nancy Ambrose
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Petitioners' evidence showed that the applications and
proposed projects were consistent with the general
development scheme of the Comprehensive Plan and
complied with all procedural requirements of the Land
"After petitioners' evidence was presented, the
commission received information constituting public
opinion, which is not creditable evidence. Public opin-
ion is legally insufficient to support Bradenton Beach's
decision, because public opinion does not constitute
substantial, competent evidence as a matter of law.
Florida law clearly holds that 'opinions of residents are
not factual evidence and not a sound basis for denial of
a zoning change application."'
Prather and Florida League of Cities attorney Gre-
gory W. Hootman countered with a motion of dis-
missal, which Brownell granted last week.
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Holmes Beach on access
By Diana Bogan
The City of Holmes Beach and Noah's Ark Enter-
prises Inc. have been served with a lawsuit filed on
behalf of Carmen, Fernando and Gladys Torres of
The Torres family owns property on 38th street
next to the Anna Maria Island Beach Resort, which is
owned by John Pace and operated by Noah's Ark En-
At the heart of the lawsuit is the Torres' complaint
that the beautification project on Second Avenue
granted to Pace by the city restricts access to his home.
Both properties abut Second Avenue, an unpaved city
street that runs north and south along the beachfront,
south of the Manatee Public Beach.
Last September, owners of the two resorts on the
corner of Second Avenue and 39th Street, Anna Maria
Island Beach Resort (formerly the Aquarius Beach
Resort) and the Allamanda Villas, asked the commis-
sion to vacate Second Avenue. That request was with-
Torres requested that Second Avenue remain open
in order for him to access his beachfront property
southwest of the Anna Maria Island.Beach Resort.
The Holmes Beach City Commission agreed in
November -to clean up Second Avenue and place new
stop signs and 5-mph speed-limit signs there and on
Pace then placed plants and beach chairs in the
right of way on Second Avenue, west of his resort.
Mayor Carol Whitmore determined the landscap-
ing could stay, but not the beach chairs.
The lawsuit argues that the landscaping impairs
access to the Torres home and diminishes the value of
The suit also claims that the city has failed to
clarify the extent of landscaping permitted on Second
Avenue, nor the easement rights owed to Torres.
The court is being asked to recognize the plaintiff's
easement rights and that the city cannot limit or ob-
struct the full use of Second Avenue without compen-
City Attorney Jim Dye requested a strategy meet-
ing with city commissioners at the Sept. 4 commission
Under Florida statutes, the city is authorized to
meet outside the Sunshine Law to discuss pending liti-
gation. The subject of the "shade" meeting must be lim-
ited to settlement negotiations or strategy sessions re-
lated to litigation, or expenditures associated with the
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Avenue under dispute
Second Avenue in Holmes Beach is the focus of a lawsuit filed on behalf of the Torres family against the city.
Torres argues that the beautification project undertaken by Anna Maria Island Beach Resort owner John Pace
has limited access to his home. Islander Photo: Diana Bogan.
THE ISLANDER 0 AUGUST 15, 2001 E PAGE 3
Anna Maria City
Aug. 22, 2 p.m., administrative code committee meet-
Aug. 23, 4 p.m., citizen-of-the-year committee meet-
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
Aug. 16, 1 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda:
second reading of rezoning of 114 12th St. N. property,
Whole Child Project presentation, tree removal and
trimming report, city street resurfacing report, replace-
ment of curbing on Bridge Street report, window film
purchase request for city pier buildings, disposal of
police car request, Concerned Citizens of Manatee
County request for reimbursement of court costs for
Perico Island issue, Drift In special event request, con-
sent agenda, commission reports and public comment.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
Aug. 16, 10 a.m., code enforcement board meeting.
Aug. 16, 1 p.m., planning commission meeting.
Aug. 17, 8:30 a.m., board of adjustment meeting.
Aug. 22, 7 p.m., parks and beautification committee
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
Aug. 15, 4 p.m., Barrier Island Elected Official meet-
ing, Bradenton Beach City Hall.
Aug. 16, 7 p.m., Florida Institute of Saltwater Heritage
meeting, Cortez Community Center.
Aug. 21, 6:30 p.m., Florida Department of Transpor-
tation public forum on proposed Efficient Transporta-
tion Decision Making process, Sarasota-Bradenton
International Airport Jeanne McElmurray Auditorium,
1123 Gen. Spaaz Blvd., Sarasota.
for Kingfish relief
Island residents may get relief from the overcrowd-
ing at Kingfish Boat Ramp, although it isn't clear when
that relief will come.
Doug Means, natural resources administrator for
the Manatee County Environmental Management De-
partment, confirmed that the county has been looking
for sites for new boat ramps.
Means said the area across from Johnny Leverocks
restaurant has been considered in the past, but that it is too
shallow and has too much wetland area to be a good site.
"Several commissioners have asked for reports on
possible ramp sites," Means said. "It's obvious that we
Boat ramp locations need to have five acres of
upland property and a water depth of 4 to 5 feet. An
area near Port Manatee is currently being considered.
"We're trying to keep new boat ramps on the main-
land, but we may expand existing sites," said Means.
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PAGE 4 E AUGUST 15, 2001 0 THE ISLANDER
Anna Maria commissioners practice
By Laurie Krosney
It sounded too good to be true. And it was.
Anna Maria city commissioners, gently prompted
by their long-suffering city staff and fed up with meet-
ings lasting until midnight, passed a resolution mandat-
ing that meetings end at the "civilized" hour of 9 p.m.,
unless a majority of commissioners vote to continue the
The resolution was passed on second reading at
the Aug. 9 commission meeting at 8:55 p.m. and the
agenda was obviously not completed.
After checking with City Attorney Jim Dye to see
if the resolution really did take effect the same evening
it was passed, commissioners quickly voted to extend
the meeting until 9:30 p.m.
The discussion to extend the meeting took about
seven minutes. It passed unanimously, and Vice Mayor
Tom Skoloda, who chairs the meetings, immediately
called for a "comfort break."
Sometimes people rush to the rest rooms, while
others race to the front portico for a cigarette, and still
others mill around and wait.
The "comfort break" lasted 10 minutes. It took
another three minutes for commissioners and members
of the audience to return to their seats and reconvene
Special awards due again
for Island history projects
Special awards are planned again by the Anna
Maria Island Historical Society for students com-
peting in the Manatee County History Fair, the
organization has announced.
The fair "is an opportunity for students in
grades four through 12 to learn the essentials of
research and organization," said the society. The
result of each student's study is presented at the
fair as a paper, a performance or a documentary.
Awards are presented on three levels of com-
petition to those who submit the entries judged
best by a panel of experts. Judges from the Island
society are Betsy Atkinson, Anne Simmons,
Martha Stewart and Carolyne Norwood.
The 17th annual fair will run all November.
the meeting at 9:15 p.m.
The commission concluded the evening's agenda,
but not without one more extension until 9:45 p.m.
City Commissioner Jay Hill, who drafted the ordi-
nance at the suggestion of City Clerk Alice Baird, said,
"If we would manage our time better, we wouldn't be
here right now. We wasted a tremendous amount of
Skoloda said the time limit placed the commission
in "a tremendous bind to cover the whole agenda and
still allow public comment after each issue and at the
end of the meeting."
Hill said, "The purpose of the ordinance was to dis-
cipline ourselves. We took 50 minutes at the beginning of
the meeting for reports. We don't need that long."
Resident Diane Canniff told commissioners she
thought it would be good to limit the time outside people
are allowed to speak. "They come trying to sell us some-
thing and then ramble on as long as they choose."
Canniff was referring to a presentation by Todd
Schlemmer of Tech Tower Properties, which wants to
lease city land for a cell tower.
Tech Tower Properties erects towers for cellular
communication that are disguised as flag poles or light-
houses. Schlemmer said his company pays $800 to
$1,200 monthly for the use of the land, depending on
how many companies rent space on his tower.
Schlemmer asked commissioners to look over his
company's lease agreement and to focus in on a spe-
cific properties for a cell tower, including city hall, the
public works building and museum on Pine Avenue,
the Anna Maria Island Community Center and Bay
Boulevard north of the city pier.
Commissioners agreed to look over the lease
Commissioners then presented a resolution to Pat
Arends of the League of Women Voters and the Mana-
tee County Commission on the Status of Women, nam-
ing Aug. 26 as Women's Equity Day. The day com-
memorates the 81st anniversary of the constitutional
amendment granting women the right to vote.
The city agreed to purchase 30 informational "turtle"
signs. The signs will be utilized around the Island by the
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch organization. Suzi Fox,
AMITW coordinator, explained to commissioners that if
the signs were ordered by the city, Lee County would
make them for about $10 each. If they are ordered from
Manatee County, the cost will be $65 each.
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Beach and Bradenton Beach.
In other business, Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh asked
commissioners whether they wanted him to reserve
rooms at a motel on Cortez Road in Bradenton when a
hurricane threatens the Island.
Island Emergency Operations Center moves its
operation to the Park Inn if the level of emergency
"Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach do that, and
I think we should, too, so that if we have to make any
decisions or take any vote, enough of us will be there
to have a quorum," the mayor said.
Commissioners agreed to the rental of three rooms.
Whenever a hurricane enters Gulf waters, the city will
reserve the rooms and will have to pay whether the
rooms are used or not.
While on the topic of hurricane preparedness,
Skoloda asked Deffenbaugh if the city had come up
with a new emergency management plan.
Deffenbaugh said Bradenton Beach Police Lt. John
Cosby is still drafting a new plan and it should be ready
In the meantime, commissioners will be provided
with copies of the current plan.
The mayor and city staff members held a training
session Aug. 14 on how to handle the removal of city
records and equipment to a place of safety when a hur-
ricane is imminent.
Commissioners also approved advancing a new
copy machine lease from the 2001-02 fiscal budget.
City Clerk Baird said the city's old copy machine has
been down repeatedly for the last several days. "We
just can't operate without a reliable copy machine, es-
pecially with budget coming up.
Leasing of the new machine six weeks early will
cost the city only $600 more than if it waited until Oct.
1, and commissioners authorized Baird to order the
Commissioners also named four residents to a
committee charged with working with Manatee County
Area Transit on selecting stops for the Island trolley.
They are Margaret Jenkins, Richard DeFrank, Glenn
Neumann, and SueLynn.
The Island trolley is to begin service in January.
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been a Florida licensed real estate agent since 1986 and brings with him
.ji an extensive knowledge of Island homes. "I've kept abreast of our real
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Trusted for years ...
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THE ISLANDER M AUGUST 15, 2001 0 PAGE 5
Duckies race for Kosfeld's legs; event finale Saturday
By Jim Hanson
"We had trouble with the tide and the wind," Dr.
Scott Kosfeld said of the Great American Duck Race
Saturday, "but we fixed that by changing the rules."
His ducky race runoff was in Lake LaVista in Anna
Maria City, and all for a good cause. He and 11 other
professional and businessmen are competing for the
title of "best male legs in Manatee County."
They are piling up their tallies at $10 per vote, the
money going to the Manatee County chapter of the
American Cancer Society. Kosfeld's goal is $10,000
and, while he doesn't like losing in any game, he said
if someone else brings more money than he to fight
cancer, "that would be just fine, too."
There are still jars in businesses around the Island
where benefactors can donate their "votes."
The rubber ducky race brought in $2,678, which
with the $6,000-plus already in hand and the rest of this
week's donations should bring him close to the goal.
Saturday's funfare kept spectators and participants
in grins all morning the participants were those who
paid $10 for rubber ducky entries in the race.
As Kosfeld described it:
"The wind slowed down and the tide changed and
the 'racers' started going backward. So we moved the
finish line up 10 or 20 yards and gave a few nudges
with a boat, and they made it."
First prize, a fishing trip with Capt. Chris Galati,
went to Bill Peery, second place, winner of a dinner at
Sign of the Mermaid was Mark Howard, and a lucky
duck brought third place and a gift basket for Ann
Home of Anna Maria.
It will all be over Saturday night, Aug. 18, at the
13th annual Tennis Shoe Ball in the Bradenton City
Center. The contestants will be paraded on-stage,
showing off their legs --'tween tennis shoes and
shorts and black-tie attire to contrast. The winner will
be announced at the end of the beefcake show.
"Then I can sleep for a couple of weeks," Kosfeld
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Dr. Scott Kosfeld manned a net to scoop out the winning ducks during the Great American Duck Race Satur-
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Islander Photos: J.R. Robertson
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PAGE 6 0 AUGUST 15, 2001 E THE ISLANDER
It's late, late, late
We're mad about time.
We immediately pictured the "Mad Hatter" running
about checking his oversized pocket watch when we first
heard of the Anna Maria City Commission's fiasco re-
garding limiting meetings to a time-certain 9 p.m.
The meeting where commissioners resolved
(yes, they passed a resolution) to limit evening meet-
ings to two hours, hence ending at 9 p.m., they had
to vote for two extensions.
Everyone watched the clock. The first extension
accommodated a "comfort break" and for the second
extension, a speaker was interrupted while the commis-
sion voted to allow her to continue extending the
meeting 15 more minutes.
The Mad Hatter couldn't have contrived better,
unless he raced from Anna Maria to Bradenton
Beach to Sarasota.
All the more amusing in light of the fact those munici-
palities limit meetings and as often as not, extend them.
What's the point? Why limit the meeting time?
And why not limit the agenda by meeting more
often? Have more meaningful discussions. Reach con-
sensus at workshops.
Anna Maria commissioners, board members and
citizens spend far too much time fretting about how
much "easier" their tasks would be without the "con-
fines" of the Sunshine Law and open meeting require-
ments and an apparently inadequate amount of time
discussing issues openly and frankly in public.
Limiting meetings to save time doesn't serve the
Similarly, last week Anna Maria's beautification
board opted to meet in a private home. In doing so, they
chose a location that discriminated against attendance
due to limited access.
Public access to city meetings is a key element of
the Sunshine Law, which provides that limiting access
to places not normally open to the public is presumed
to violate the public's right of access and any action
taken under these circumstances is void.
It's not that the committee member's home
couldn't be presumed to be a lovely place for a meet-
ing, but that a person might feel intimidated to attend
such a meeting in a private home. It was, in fact, not
Maybe it's time to pass around the "Sunshine Law"
handbook or to review the Manatee County
attorney's video on the subject. It's apparent the com-
mission and its appointees need to become more re-
sponsible to the public they serve.
There's not enough time for "Alice in Wonderland."
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Bystanders no longer
Take care, beach rebuilding has never worked be-
fore and with the deplorable record of the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers, I strongly advise you think again
before committing to this short-term solution. See the
Mississippi River Authority's flood records from 1900
to 2000, for example.
The 1980s, a decade of avarice and "let's fence off
this part of the beach and call it ours" has an effect that
can be clearly seen around the Sandbar. Notice how the
beach has disappeared only between the rocks. Any hy-
drologist will confirm and explain how!
To stem the erosion of shoreline vegetation, look
no farther than the sea itself. The sea throws up the best
solution ever seaweed. If each person leaving the
beach grabs a handful and dumps it around the sea oats'
roots, you will find a rich and abundant growth follows.
(See St. Andrews University Agriculture research on
The charm of this beautiful Island is its nature and
that in turn is the value of its real estate. Mess with this
and everyone looses.
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IMS off to a running start
Thank you so much for the "Our Opinion" column
in the July 11 Islander. It says so much about what Is-
land Middle School has gone through since its incep-
tion in May 2000. Thank you for supporting IMS.
In the beginning Marlene West and myself, co-
founders of the school, believed in a community that
would make this school a reality. We wanted it to be a
"community school" for the community, by the com-
munity. Because of people like you, the Island Baptist
Church, the founding members of IMS and many oth-
ers, the Island Middle School will open Aug. 13!
We would like to thank the Island Baptist Church
pastor and the congregation for providing an excellent
facility in which to house the school. We do want your
readers to know that a charter school is a public school,
funded by public funds. It will not be a church school.
We still need community businesses and individu-
als to help this school to achieve and exceed its aca-
demic goals. We would like our students to learn from
people in our community who have certain skills, tal-
ents, etc., they would like to share. Examples include:
Someone who can teach a musical instrument, can
teach sewing and help in wardrobe for our plays.
The Island is a better place because you live here.
Noranne Hutcheson and students, parents and staff
of Island Middle School
Where's the civility?
Sad to say, my town of Holmes Beach has no cor-
ner on civility. Maybe it's the water, as all three Island
cities at times seem to have the same illness.
I have been attending Holmes Beach City Com-
mission meetings as far back as when the mayor was
Mr. Zerby, somewhere around 15 years. Times surely
As articulate and learned as Commissioner Don
Maloney is, you can usually count on his trying to be
clever in his closing remarks. I refer now to his "... and
you hire a nurse to run it."
Was it really necessary to make such a disparaging
remark, or is this just his cleverness?
Having spent most of my working life associated
with nurses in the hospital setting, I can vouch for the
fact that the nurse of today is an administrator. Nurses
have titles. They are not just a "nurse." They are pro-
fessionals with many and varied expertise.
As for the public, it is this type of conduct that in-
timidates many of our citizens who are afraid to come
to the rostrum or who have said they do not have to take
this type of treatment and do not attend our meetings
Mayor Whitmore has been serving our city for
about 10 years. She has brought our city many mon-
etary savings and improvements to numerous admin-
Robert B. Jones, Holmes Beach, retired hospital
THE ISLANDER M AUGUST 15, 2001 M PAGE 7
Just another glowing night in paradise
By Laurie Krosney
Watching the sunset is almost always awesome on
Anna Maria Island. I had been on the beach earlier
catching the last glimpse of old sol before he sank into
I always wait to see if I can see the famous "green
flash" I've heard about. Haven't seen it yet. Maybe
next time. Little did I know a "green glow" would en-
ter my life in a couple of hours.
I was back home curled up with my two golden
retrievers and a good book when the phone rang around
9:30 p.m. It was Gracie Beard, one of the 13-year-old
twins who walk my dogs.
"Phosphorescence! It's back! Phosphorescence!"
[Both Gracie and her sister Oshy often speak in excla-
When she calmed down enough to tell me what she
was talking about, I realized she was calling because
the bay was glowing green. They were on their way
back from a trip to the mainland for school supplies
with their mother when they saw the green glow. The
girls told me about the phenomenon one time when we
were visiting the Palma Sola Causeway beach, and I
had asked them to call me if they ever saw it again.
They hadn't seen it in three years.
Here was the call. I hopped in the car and drove to
Palma Sola Bay, east of Perico Island and west of the
I got out of the car and immediately saw that the
underside of the lapping waves was glowing. The glow
had an eerie green phosphorescent look. Then I noticed
what appeared to be fish darting against the current.
They were glowing with the same green, and they stood
out plainly in the dark waters sparks flying in their
What a sight! Oshy and Gracie arrived with their
dog and their dad and started tossing sand into the bay.
The sand arced across the water, and left a trail of the
eerie green glow. Amazing.
Then they plopped a coconut into the water. It was
like fireworks! Each droplet of the splash lit up and
glowed. I thought it was more spectacular than the In-
dependence Day fireworks. No one knew what caused
I returned several times and there were some great
sights. One couple, who looked about high school age,
stopped their car, got out and, fully dressed, walked
into the bay. They submerged themselves completely
and then came out of the water throwing their heads
back to get the water off. The young woman had long
hair and a stream of green flew out and followed the
swing of her hair around her head.
I told my neighbors, Steve and Inge LeGore, about
the green glow in the bay and they wanted to go see it,
too. After all, Steve is a marine biologist and Inge is
curious about everything. We went back to the cause-
way and Steve walked along the sand at the water's
edge. With each step, green sparks flew up around his
feet and his footsteps left a transitory and faint glow
I was curious to know what was happening, and he
suggested I look up Phosphorescent Bay on the
Internet. He had been in Puerto Rico at a conference,
and there is a bay where the same phenomenon is al-
What I learned there is that the glow is caused by
an organism called a dinoflagellate. It's plankton that
is loosely related to red tide only it's not toxic.
I called Suzi Fox, the coordinator for Anna Maria
Island Turtle Watch, and she said she and her volun-
teers had seen a similar thing sometimes on the backs
of mother turtles. "When we observe a mama coming
ashore to lay her eggs, sometimes when we gently
brush the sand away, we see a sort of green glitter. It
looks like she's covered in fairy dust."
Fox also likes to call it "turtle dust," but she wasn't
the only one to refer to fairy dust. Colleague Diana
Bogan met me on the causeway to see if we could fig-
ure out how to photograph the transitory and ever-
changing glow in the pitch black of night. The low light
called for a slow shutter speed. The ever-changing
glow called for a fast shutter speed.
Bogan said she had seen something like this only
once, and that was when she was in Indonesia. "When
we walked in the sand, it looked like we were walking
in fairy dust," she said.
The only phosphorescent glow I had seen before
this was off the coast of San Pedro Island in Belize. It
was different, though. What I saw there was rows of
glowing green dots, which we found out later was
caused by brittle starfish. That sighting left me almost
hysterical with awe.
A check of the waters in the Gulf the next night
revealed the "magical" stuff whatever it was was
present there as well.
As I started talking to more people about the green
glow, I heard some interesting theories. One fishing
guide said that glow is always there, and it's caused by
runoff from the phosphate mines further inland. Some-
one else thought it only came in years where there is
The next step, of course, was to call Mote Marine
Laboratory. I spoke to Dr. Ernie Estevez, one of the
scientists, who said the glow is either phytoplankton or
bacteria. The bacteria wouldn't be harmful. He also
said, "Our main phytoplankton guy is on vacation in
North Carolina." (There is such a thing as a phy-
Estevez agreed to talk to me, though. He said about
half of the marine organisms in the world are capable
of producing luminescence. "It's hard to know what is
producing it at this particular time in these particular
waters without taking a sample.
"I grew up on Anna Maria Island and I can remem-
ber being on the city pier at 2 o'clock in the morning
and seeing every single fish outlined plainly with that
"It's a beautiful sight. You should tell your read-
ers to go and look as long as it lasts, because it's like a
miracle," Estevez said.
If you are interested in learning more about marine
glows, check on the World Wide Web under marine
bioluminescence. If you're interested in seeing some-
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Cramer quests for ADA compliance in Anna Maria
By Laurie Krosney
Not too much needs to be done to bring Anna
Maria City Hall into compliance with requirements of
the Americans with Disabilities Act. That's the word
from Pam Dorworth of Sarasota.
City Commissioner Linda Cramer invited
Dorworth to advise her on what the city needs to make
city hall compliant. "We are planning and have bud-
geted for some remodeling at city hall, and I thought
we should know what we need to do here to obey the
law," Cramer said.
Dorworth, a Sarasota resident, has worked within
government to improve access for disabled people. She
serves on Sarasota County's Disabled Citizens' Advi-
sory Board and on the Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan
Planning Organization's advisory committee.
The Pennsylvania native has also become an expert
on ADA, providing consulting services to city, county
and law enforcement agencies. She was recently ap-
pointed to the state's building codes board.
Dorworth is partially paralyzed and uses a wheel-
chair since suffering a stroke in 1991.
As she pulled into the parking space for disabled
persons in the north parking lot at city hall, Dorworth
noticed that the regulatory "disabled permit" sign is not
in compliance with the law.
"It has to be 84 inches from the ground, it must
give the amount of the fine for parking without a per-
mit, and it has to cite the state statute that applies,"
She then propelled herself down the sidewalk and
up the ramp at the south side of the portico. "Oops."
The incline of the ramp is too steep, she said, and the
handle on the door is not long enough and the door is
too heavy. "You are.not supposed to have to exert more
than five pounds of pressure to open the door," accord-
ing to Dorworth.
"I thought we were in trouble and looking at an
expensive fix," Cramer said. "I mean, we weren't even
in the door yet, and here were all these problems."
But as Dorworth talked about fixing the problems,
she said, "None of this is big or expensive to fix. You
can make the ramp a sort of half moon shape and swing
it around the corner so you don't have to build any side-
walk extensions. You can just get a longer handle at
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A scale for weighing fish is what Dorworth recom-
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"Why spend a couple hundred dollars when you can
just use a cheap fish scale to measure the pull?" she
said. "That takes care of entrance to city hall. You only
have to have one entrance on a building this size that
Dorworth said the interior halls are wide enough
and are in compliance, as are the rest rooms. "The com-
mission chambers have double doors, and both doors
should be open when people are coming and going
from the room. That takes care of access to that room."
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She also pointed out that the podium where citizens
address the commission is too high for a person in a
wheelchair, and the access to it is prohibitively narrow.
The other immediately obvious problem Dorworth
saw was the window from the hall to the clerk's office,
a place where people come to pay traffic tickets, pick
up access tags and conduct other business with the city.
She said part of that window and shelf need to be low
enough so wheelchair-bound people can use it comfort-
"All these problems are relatively easy and inex-
pensive to correct," Dorworth said. "Florida is a little
behind the times. The Americans With Disabilities Act
was signed into law 11 years ago, and it's good your
city is going to get itself into compliance.
"People think it's going to be a big, huge compli-
cated thing to comply, but really, it's relatively simple.
It's just making sure that everyone even people with
disabilities have access to the same experiences."
The city can file a transition plan while it begins to
bring city hall into compliance with the law, she added.
"As long as the city begins the work and maps out a
timeline with all the steps necessary to observe the law,
it will come into compliance."
Dorworth told Cramer that there are a lot of grants
available for making buildings more than 50 years old
compliant with ADA regulations. If the city were to
apply to place city hall on the National Register of.
Historic Buildings, it would qualify for those grants.
Dorworth said it's something she recommends to any
city or county, because it's a good way to come up with
the money needed for remodeling. "You just can't
change the outside of the structure if you're on the his-
toric register," she said.
According to the Manatee County property
appraiser's Web site, Anna Maria City Hall was built
Another point made by Dorworth was that the city
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is supposed to be earmarked for projects that enhance
the quality of life for people with disabilities.
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Remodeling on Castaways motel lacks 'basics'
By Laurie Krosney
The desire to improve the old Castaways property
on Spring Street was apparently too compelling to
wait for the proper permits.
Anna Maria Building Official/Public Works Di-
rector George McKay said he got a telephone call
from someone who spoke in hushed tones about some
work being done at the Castaways. McKay said the
caller told him there was major reconstruction taking
place at the former motel.
According to Manatee County property records,
the Castaways was purchased by Siam Garden Resort
Group LLC from Ida Greenhill in June for $700,000.
Siam is apparently owned by Kent Davis of Holmes
"I had a conversation with a gentleman named
Davis about that property, but it was my understand-
ing that it was just some landscaping that was to be
done," McKay said.
When he went to check the property, McKay said
he found the man with whom he had talked about the
landscaping engaged in ripping out a kitchen in one of
ADA in Anna Maria City
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 8
law, but it can be used to provide things like beach
access for the disabled or beach wheelchairs at a pub-
Cramer said she is pleased to learn that no big out-
lay of capital will be required to bring city hall into
compliance. "Pam is just a treasure, and a wonderful
resource for us. We are lucky to have her helping."
Dorworth, who does not charge for her services,
said she will come back to the city sometime in the next
few weeks and help draft a transition plan. She will also
check other city-owned buildings, including the facili-
ties on Pine Avenue, the Anna Maria Island Historical
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"I told him to stop, and I told him what he needed
to do is to get a permit," McKay said. "I was flabber-
gasted at what he was doing in there, and I told him he
could have come to me and gotten just a little demoli-
tion permit so his engineering people could see what
needed to be done."
He added that Davis came by his office later in the
week with a 21-page survey of the work being planned
for remodeling the Castaways. "It's just the early, early
stages of the permitting process," McKay said.
Davis has since obtained a permit to replace win-
dows at the Castaways.
McKay said he didn't intend to impose a penalty
for work begun before the permit was issued. "I like to
give the benefit of the doubt at first, and then if there
is an ongoing problem, I will red-ticket it."
A "red ticket" is a stop-work order that is a posted
at the construction site and only removed when prob-
lems are addressed and cleared up.
Anna Maria's code addresses the issue of building
or remodeling without a permit. It states, "Any person
who commences work on a building, structure, or elec-
trical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system before ob-
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The Castaways was originally built in 1940. It cur-
rently consists of five structures on a 208-by-145-foot
lot within an area zoned R-2. In that neighborhood,
single-family detached homes and two-family homes
are allowed. Group homes with fewer than six clients
and mobile homes meeting Federal Emergency Man-
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McKay said the Castaways is a non-conforming
business that has been grandfathered into the neighbor-
hood. It was already in place when the zoning designa-
tion for that area of the city was determined.
McKay said any remodeling done on the property
would have to fall within FEMA's 50 percent rule.
"What that means is that the remodeling can't in-
crease the value of the structures by more than 49 per-
cent. They can use the tax collector's appraisal or get
an outside appraisal. If the remodel would increase the
value of the property more than that, they can't do it
unless they tear things down and start over with a
single-family or two-family home," McKay said.
"Please, please, if anyone has questions about
what's needed for a permit, just come and talk to me.
My door is always open. And if anyone sees something
that they think shouldn't be going on, just give me a
jingle. I'm here to serve the citizens of Anna Maria,"
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Games and other activities are planned for all ages,
said the center, noting that there is a boat ramp on
Coquina's bayside for those who wish to bring boats or
The proceeds will go to the center for interpreter
services, training and advocacy, client assistance and
information and referral. The center said it is the only
agency in the two counties that assures all programs are
accessible to the 65,000 deaf and hard-of-hearing chil-
dren and adults in its area.
Details may be obtained at 758-2539 or 921-5447.
Gloria Dei youngster events
scheduled Sunday morning
The "Life Together" Sunday School kickoff and
youth participation in the worship service are on the
program Sunday, Aug. 19, at Gloria Dei Lutheran
Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
"Gather, hear, celebrate and send" is the theme.
The Rev. Dan Kilts, pastor, said he has invited all
young students and parents to "gather" for a snack, stu-
dent registration and get-together with teachers, to
"'hear' the word of God from the Bible for our lives,"
"'celebrate' what the word can mean to us," and "be
'sent' to share the word with others," starting at 9 a.m.
in the fellowship hall.
At 9:25 a.m. they will disband to join the congre-
gation in worship services in the sanctuary.
During the 9:30 a.m. service children pre-school
through third grade will get a special message from Pas-
tor Kilts, fourth- through seventh-graders will "share the
word about the Gospel story," Sunday School staff will be
installed, and Communion will be celebrated.
Sunday School classes will continue through the
school year from 9 to 10 a.m. Adult classes will start
Sunday, Sept. 2.
Students may be enrolled in the confirmation pro-
gram by calling Pastor Kilts at 778-1813.
Cub Scouts sponsoring
Registration has begun for the first annual golf tour-
nament sponsored by Anna Maria Cub Scout Pack 7,
scheduled Aug. 26 at Key Royale Club, Holmes Beach.
Shotgun starts will be at noon and 2:30 p.m., said John
Secor of Holmes Beach, sponsor of the Cub Scouts. Cost
will be $25 per person, which will provide nine holes of
golf, hot dogs and soda. Proceeds will benefit Pack 7.
Prizes will be awarded for closest to the pin, longest
drive, closest to the line, lowest score and highest score.
"This course is for walkers only," Secor said. "Pull
carts or carry your bag, soft spikes only." Players must
be 14 or over.
Secor added: "This event will help your local Scouts
kick off their year in a big way. It will help provide the
pack with essentials needed to promote a great learning
experience for our young boys. They work hard for their
badges and help out the community in a big way."
He asks that those interested send him checks pay-
able to Cub Scout Pack 7 along with players' names
and phone numbers to John Secor, 211 82nd St.,
Holmes Beach FL 34217.
Further information is available from him at 779-
Center opens dance registration
Registration is under way now for dance classes that
will resume in September at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
"Miss Darlene" Friedrich will instruct the classes
again this season, and she said interested persons may
register by phone at 795-6713 or 778-1908.
The schedule of instruction:
Saturday Preschool Creative Dance, ages 4-5,
9:30-10:15 a.m.; Dance Combo, ages 6-7, 10:20-11:10
a.m.; Junior Dance, ages 8-10, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.;
Preteen Dance, ages 11-13, 12:50-1:50 p.m.
Monday Basic Combo Dance, ages 6-7, 6:15-
7:15 p.m.; Teen Dance, 13 and up, 7:15-8:45 p.m.
Roseann Creed, Jim Moss, Gene Moss and Jack
Island Rotarians honored
Rotary International's Paul Harris Foundation has
designated four Anna Maria Island Rotarians as Fel-
lows for their significant contributions.
Jack Coyle of Bradenton Beach, a Rotarian for
nearly 40 years, was honored at the club's recent meet-
ing. Jim Moss of Bradenton, who already is a Paul
Harris Fellow, designated his wife, Patricia, for the
honor. Tom Creed of Holmes Beach, who also is a
Fellow, also requested that the latest honor be ex-
tended to his wife, Roseann.
Gene Moss of Anna Maria is also a Paul Harris
Fellow, and last year when he was eligible for another
Fellow award, he requested that it be given to his wife
Elizabeth. He again was eligible this year for a Fellow
Award, and has made it available to the Island Club to
be extended to a worthy individual.
The Paul Harris Foundation is the world's largest
private, benevolent provider of funds for humanitarian
activities. According to the foundation, it has been re-
sponsible for the elimination of polio in 98 percent of
the world. Only in countries experiencing severe civil
war and extreme religious persecution has Rotary been
unable to complete its polio elimination project.
Other foundation projects include the awarding of
overseas Ambassadorial Scholarships, village infra-
structure improvements in the United States and
abroad, providing artificial limbs for victims of military
mine explosions, and medical missions to bring care to
For further information, please call Jim Dunne
'Night of bowling' grows
The O'Connor brothers were casting around in
their fertile minds a decade ago for "something Island-
ers can get into," when one or the other asked, "How
about a night of bowling?"
George and Bill aren't sure which made the sug-
gestion, which is not unusual with them identical
twins, their looks and actions and even their impulses
often indistinguishable, one from the other.
George had just finished up 10 years or so as chair-
man of the Anna Maria Island Community Center board
of directors and, as he says, "really believed in the Cen-
ter, and still do." He wanted to keep on contributing.
The brothers conceived the O'Connor Bowling Chal-
lenge, the 11 th edition of which takes place Saturday, Aug.
25, at the AMF Bradenton Lanes, 4208 Cortez Road,
All bowlers are welcome, even the desperately inept,
and they can pre-register at Bill's place of business, Island
Discount Tackle, 2218 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach,
between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, or at another
longtime supporter of the challenge, The Islander, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Monday-Friday. Sign-up/sign-in is at AMF Lanes from 5
to 6:15 p.m. the day of the tournament.
Billy warns that bowling will start promptly at 6:30
p.m., a half hour earlier than past years.
An awards party at the Beach House Restaurant,
200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach, will follow the
bowling. The awards will be many, and other prizes are
on tap as well as food and drink and entertainment.
The fee of $20 covers three games, shoes and six
raffle tickets, with proceeds going to the Center.
The tournament has grown steadily over the years,
George said, until four years ago there were so many
entrants that they took over all the lanes for two hours.
A very unusual event for the bowling alley, and un-
usual to see so many Islanders "off Island" for an event.
"Everyone there is from the Island," George said.
"We've all had an awful lot of fun over the years."
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Arthur Danzer, 79, of Toms River, N.J., and Anna
Maria, died Aug. 8.
Born in Mannheim, Germany, Mr. Danzer was a
glazier at Glaziers Architectural Metal in New Jersey.
He was retired from Glass Workers Local Union No.
1009 in New Jersey after 42 years. He was a
pharmacist's mate in the U.S. Navy and served in the
South Pacific during World War II.
Memorial Mass will be at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 18 at St.
Luke's Roman Catholic Church, Toms River. Inter-
ment will be Sept. 17 in Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle
New Jersey Veterans Cemetery in Arneytown, N.J.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Building
Fund of St. Luke's Roman Catholic Church, 1674 Old
Freehold Road. Toms River N.J. 18755. Kedz Funeral
Home, Toms River, was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Dolores; daughters
Jacqueline of Anna Maria and Jeanne Liburdi of Toms
River; sister Jean Petty of Virginia; and two grandchil-
Kurt Erich Hoy
Kurt Erich Hoy, 73, of Holmes Beach, died Aug. 7.
Born in Astoria, N.Y., Mr. Hoy was a U.S. Army
veteran, serving during World War II, the Korean War
and in Vietnam. He worked for St. Moritz Hotel in
New York City.
Services will be at Salisbury National Cemetery,
Salisbury. N.C. Griffith-Cline Funeral Homes, Island
Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by daughter Astrid Todd of Win-
ston-Salem, N.C.: sons Dr. Darrell of Cookeville,
Tenn., and Dr. Robert of Raleigh, N.C.; brother Walter
of Bradenton; and three grandchildren.
Rock Curtis Payne III
Rock Curtis Payne III, 37, of Sarasota. died Aug. 8.
Born in Bradenton, Mr. Payne was a lifelong resi-
dent of Manatee County. He was a self-employed com-
Services were Aug. 9 at Fogartyville Cemetery,
Bradenton. Griffith-Cline Funeral Homes, Island
Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by parents Rock Curtis Jr. and
Joanne R. of Holmes Beach; and sisters Jo Nan of
Bradenton and Robin Spann of Niceville.
Doris Clementina Perini
Doris Clementina Perini, of Bradenton and for-
merly Anna Maria Island, died Aug. 8.
Ms. Perini came to Anna Maria Island in the late
1970s from Framingham, Mass. She worked at the
bakery at the Island Foodway until her retirement.
Memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug.
18, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor
Drive, Holmes Beach.
She is survived by daughters Caroline T. Aversa
of Palmetto and Barbara A. Dickinson of Milford,
Mass.; brother Joseph A. of South Carolina; mother
Theresa E. of Bradenton; four grandchildren; and
Charles E. Prieve
Charles E. Prieve, 88, of Bradenton, died Aug. 7.
Born in Madison, Wis., Mr. Prieve came to Mana-
tee County from Milwaukee'in 1984. He was an attor-
ney and practiced law in Washington, D.C., New York,
Wisconsin and Florida. He was active in Roser Memo-
rial Community Church and served on several commit-
tees. He was a World War II veteran. He was a former
president of the University of Wisconsin Alumni Club
for Bradenton and Sarasota. He was a 33rd Degree
Scottish Rite Mason.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Aug. 19 at Roser Memorial
Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City.
Burial will be in Wisconsin Memorial Park at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Learning
Center for Children, Scottish Rite Foundation of Florida-
USA, P.O. Box 22761, Tampa FL 33622-2761.
He is survived by wife Margaret; sons Baron of
Denver and Charles Jr. of San Clemente, Calif.; daugh-
ter Meg Kleeb of Crossville, Tenn.; brother John of Las
Vegas; and seven grandchildren.
Norma Dean Rodriguez
Norma Dean Rodriguez, 66, of Bradenton, died
Born in Anna, Ill., Ms. Rodriguez moved to
Manatee County from St. Charles, Mo., in the 1970s.
She retired as a cook and waitress after working at
various restaurants on Anna Maria Island and in
Visitation was Aug. 9 and services Aug. 10 at Sky-
way Memorial Gardens Chapel, Palmetto. Burial was
at Skyway Memorial Gardens.
She is survived by longtime companion Dexter
Palmer of Bradenton; daughter Jane Queen of
Warrenton, Mo.; sons Bobby Joe Bateman of St.
Charles, Dave Bateman of Warrenton, and Steven E.
Bateman of Bradenton; sister Carolyn Hogenson of
Caseyville, Ill.; seven grandchildren; and a great-
Lillian S. Whitman
Lillian S. Whitman, 86, of Bradenton and formerly
Holmes Beach, died Aug. 9.
Born in Westfield, N.J., Mrs. Whitman came to
Manatee County from Clark Summit, Pa., in 1974. She
was a homemaker. She was a member of the Key
Royale Golf Club. She was Protestant.
Services will be private. Memorial contributions
may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955
Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238. Griffith-Cline Funeral
Homes, Island Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by daughters Peggy Loeb of Bos-
ton and Melissa Ludlum of Upper Montclair, N.J.; step-
daughters Judy Millett and Bonnie Matthews of Clark
Summit, Ginny Brauer of Mehoopany, Pa., and Kathie
Walters of Dalton, Pa.; son Thomas Loeb of Groton,
Conn.; stepson John D. Jr. of Dalton; three grandchil-
dren; and four great-grandchildren.
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Anna Maria Elementary menu
Monday, Aug. 20
Breakfast: Waffles with Syrup, Cereal, Yogurt
Lunch: Hot Dog on a Bun or Nachos with Beef and
Cheese Sauce, Green Beans, Pear Halves
Tuesday, Aug. 21
Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs with Toast, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets with Roll or Junior Cuban
Sandwich, Tater Tots, Fresh Fruit
Wednesday, Aug. 22
Breakfast: Cinnamon Toast, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Beef-a-Roni with Roll or Breaded Chicken
Patty on a Bun, Green Beans, Mixed Fruit
Thursday, Aug. 23
Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Cheeseburger on Bun or Tuna Sandwich,
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Friday, Aug. 24
Breakfast: Muffin Square, Yogurt, Cereal
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Monday, Aug. 20
Lunch: Breaded Pork Chop in Bun or Chicken
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Tuesday, Aug. 21
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza or Corndog, Chef
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Lunch: Breaded Beef Patty on Bun or Grilled
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SLunch: Cheese Pizza or Fish Sandwich with
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Sherry Emigh will provide students with an over-
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Parents, students welcomed to Island Middle School
Faculty and staff welcomed parents and students to
the Island Middle School at an open house.
Parents and students got a sneak peek at the class-
rooms where they will study life skills, math and sci-
ence, and social studies and language arts.
In a formal presentation, parents learned a little bit
about how students will be involved with the Anna
Maria Island Turtle Watch organization and the phi-
losophies of the core teachers.
Jeanne Shell, school director, described the teach-
ers as "multi-talented."
Jennifer Catlin will teach math and science as well
as an enrichment course in conversational Spanish.
"It's a privilege to help bring a more balanced child
into the community through teaching," said Catlin.
"Most science programs lack integration. At IMS we
draw connections between the subjects we teach and
through all our experiences."
Shell added that the school has a vision to be a safe
environment where students feel they can share their
opinions and emotions.
"We provide education for the heart as well as the
mind," said Shell.
Ron Henkel, the school's athletic coach, plans to
teach students skills that will last them a lifetime. "I
wasn't a big fan of traditional teaching methods,"
Henkel admitted. "I didn't like how it overlooked self-
confidence and left out the weaker athlete."
Henkel plans to help students develop fitness and
nutrition skills that will "keep them active for a lifetime."
All the teachers asked that parents be actively in-
volved with the school. Mary Mazza, who teaches lan-
guage arts and social studies, expressed her wish to
have people come talk to students about life experi-
ences and skills.
"This education adventure will be successful," said
Mazza, "and it's my privilege to work with your chil-
Students also had an opportunity to fiddle around
with several musical instruments brought to the open
house from Keyboards & More of Bradenton.
The music store will be supplying rental instru-
ments for the school's band program. All students will
be required to participate in either beginning or ad-
vanced band, which will be taught by Kim Conley.
Parents also learned that school lunches will be
provided by King Middle School; however, the school
is willing to make arrangements with local restaurants
to have catered lunches if parents and restaurants are
willing to support it.
For the time being, anyone interested in a lunch
selection from King will pre-purchase lunch at IMS in
the morning. Lunch costs $1.75 per day.
Transportation was another big concern for parents
at the open house. Shell admitted that details are chang-
ing daily and said parents will be kept abreast of those
For now, students who live off-Island may take the
county school bus to Sugg or King Middle School. A
parent from IMS will be there to transfer students to the
Island Middle School. Island student transportation is
still in the planning stages.
For more information, call the school at 778-5200.
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Touch of art
Gany Wooten showed kindergarten student Denver Hardy afew
highlights from the art book that will be used in his class. Wooten,
the school's new art teacher, has revamped the art room, trans-
forming it into a warm and colorful environment to "spark creative
thinking. Students can look forward to learning still life, land-
scape and figure drawing this year.
Jeanine Martin, Anna Maria Elementary School's new instructional technical specialist, was on
hand at the open house to tell students about some of the computer projects they can look for-
ward to this year. Martin will spend four days a week at the school helping teachers in all grade
levels integrate computer technology with their lesson plans. Islander Photos: Diana Bogan.
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
No reports filed.
Aug. 1, 100 block of Ninth Street North, theft. A
boat was reported stolen from the backyard of a rental
Aug. 4, 900 Gulf Drive North, Cortez Beach, war-
rant arrest. Officers received an anonymous complaint
that two men were dealing drugs at the beach. Officers
observed the men drinking beer on the beach, which is
a violation of a city ordinance, and stopped the men to
check their identification. According to the report, there
was an outstanding warrant from Manatee County on
one of the men. Neither suspect had any narcotics in his
possession, according to police.
Aug. 4, 900 Gulf Drive North, Cortez Beach, al-
tered identification. A man arrested earlier on an out-
standing warrant from Manatee County was found to
be in possession of false identification. According to
the report, the man confessed to being in the United
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Aug. 6, 100 block of Second Street North, bur-
glary. A medical device called an extremity traction
device was reportedly stolen from the back seat of a
man's car while it was parked in the driveway.
Aug. 7, 500 block of Dream Island Road, assist
Longboat Key police. Officers assisted in arresting a
man with a warrant out of Sarasota County.
Aug. 8, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn, assist other
agency. Officers assisted in handling a man who re-
fused to leave the bar. According to the report, the
bartender said the man had started physical alterca-
tions with other customers and was no longer wel-
come on the property.
Aug. 8, 2201 Gulf Drive, Sunset Beach Motel,
traffic crash. Officers responded to a minor traffic
accident with no injuries. A vehicle ran into the prop-
erty owner's fence while making a right turn.
Aug. 4, 6300 block of Gulf Drive, disturbance. Of-
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parked near the beach had a window broken out of it.
The owner of the vehicle didn't report anything miss-
ing, but told police he lost his keys on the beach and
broke the ignition in an attempt to start the car.
Aug. 5, 5336 Gulf Drive, Barefoot Trader, bur-
glary. An unknown person forcibly entered the store by
prying open the rear door. Stolen from the store was an
"E-Z" skimboard valued at $300, 12 pairs of shorts,
sizes 28-34. valued at $20 each, and a 14-karat gold
charm bracelet valued at $250. Also reported missing
was $1,500 in cash from the register. The register was
not pried open, and a special key sequence is needed to
open it, according to the store owner. Holmes Beach
Police Lt. Dale Stephenson is asking anyone with in-
formation to call the station at 708-5804.
Aug. 6, 6600 block of Gulf Drive. DUI. Donald
Barrick. 61, of Holmes Beach, was arrested for driving
while intoxicated after failing a field sobriety test when
officers stopped him for speeding.
Aug. 7, 300 block of Gulf Drive, suspicious inci-
dent. A woman told officers she received threatening
letters and phone calls from a renter. According to the
report, the tenant was angry because he wanted more
time to move before the new property owners began
renovating the apartment.
Aug. 7, 8100 block of Gulf Drive, DUI. Mari
Fielding, 47, of Lakeland, was arrested for driving
while intoxicated. Officers received a tip from another
driver who called from a cell phone. The witness told
officers that the other vehicle had left the roadway sev-
eral times and struck a metal sign post. When officers
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Man sought in Holmes Beach battery, theft nabbed
Jason Daniel Wayo, 23, of Venice, was
charged on a Manatee County warrant for a bur-
glary and assault that took place in Holmes Beach
in June 2000.
Wayo allegedly broke into the home of
Duwayne Dzibinski on 70th Street in Holmes
Beach. The house was ransacked and jewelry was
Dzibinski returned home with his wife and
daughter while Wayo was still inside their home.
According to police, Wayo burst out the front door,
knocking the two females to the ground. He raced
to his car, jumped in and backed into Dzibinski's
car trying to escape.
Judy Dzibinski, waiting with their dinner,
dumped her pot of chili on the car hood, then
tossed the pot into the car.
caught up with the vehicles, they conducted a field
sobriety test, which Fielding failed, according to the
Aug. 7, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee County Public
Beach, theft. A book bag left under a picnic table was
reported stolen. The bag contained compact disks,
Game Boy cartridges, car keys and a wallet.
Aug. 8, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee County Public
Beach, theft. A woman reported that a bag she left at a
picnic table had been stolen. The only item of value
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who ended up with a broken elbow and knee inju-
Wayo has been charged with burglary of a
structure with assault, third-degree grand theft and
aggravated battery with great bodily harm.
Wayo's attorney, Fred Mercurio, said he ex-
pects his client to plead guilty to the charges.
In July, Wayo pleaded guilty in Sarasota
County to eight counts of dealing in stolen property,
three counts of burglary of a dwelling and one
count each of burglary of a conveyance and grand
He is currently serving a 12-year sentence for
the Sarasota crimes and his Manatee County sen-
tence will probably run concurrently with his
proximately $2,800 worth of items from the store dur-
ing a five-month period. According to the report, video
monitor tapes were used as evidence.
Aug. 9, 6900 block of Palm Avenue, theft. A man
reported the theft of five checks from a checkbook he
kept in the glove box of his car. According to the re-
port, one check was used to draw $249 from his ac-
Aug. 9, 100 block of 50th Street, burglary. Two
back packs were stolen from an unlocked car.
Aug. 9, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee County Public
Beach, burglary. A purse and waist pouch were report-
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The bay's on fire! The bay's on fire!
... or it least it may look that way.
Islander reporter Laurie Krosney called the other
day to ask about something weird she spotted in north-
ern Palma Sola Bay one night. It seemed that the bay
was filled with this blue-green light. Long strips of light
glowed under the surface of the water. Throw a rock or
shell into the water and the splash looked like fire-
works. Wade in it, and you came out of the water cov-
ered in night-glowing glitter.
What the heck was it? she asked.
The glowing globs are masses of microscopic
plankton called dinoflagellates. The little critters swim
by thrashing a whiplike tail, which is how they got their
name: dinos = "whirling" andflagella = "whip."
As Robert H. Gore puts it in his book "Gulf of
Mexico," "A dinoflagellate looks like a microscopic
ornamental chicken egg with a thread at one end and
a second thread wrapped in a groove around the
Dinoflagellates are bioluminescent, producing
what is called a "cold light" as a byproduct of their
metabolism. "The entire sea surface may glow with an
eerie blue or yellowish-green light," Gore continues.
"Travelers tell tales of boat wakes stretching like lumi-
nous pathways to the horizon and swimming fish out-
lined in fiery shadows as they race through the water
disturbing the tiny light-producers."
My buddy Dr. David Tomasko, a marine biologist
with the Southwest Florida Water Management Dis-
trict, said the dinoflagellates were probably of the ge-
nus noctiluca. The critters are often found in semi-
stagnant water, like northern Palma Sola Bay, and are
also spotted in the Indian River Lagoon on Florida's
And get this: Dave said that noctiluca around
Puerto Rico are so thick that "you can read a book by
As a little Roat we used to occasionally see the bay
on fire with the little waterborne fireflies, usually in
late summer. It's worth a look to see Mother Nature
light up the water from within.
Mosquitoes are in the news, perhaps a good indi-
Veterans of Korean War cator that the Dog Days of Summer have hit the me-
o t by oranza;otit dia if all we've got to write about these days are bugs.
Seriously, the West Nile virus is a mosquito-car-
An Anna Maria Island man is looking for ried disease that can cause encephalitis in humans.
fellow veterans of the Korean War to help corn- More than 20 birds have been found to have had the
memorate United States participation in that virus in Florida, all in the northern Panhandle. Birds
1950s war. seem to be the carrier of the virus.
Robert Van Housen of Anna Maria City, "People, horses and most other mammals are not
member of the Manasota Chapter of the Korean known to develop infectious-level viral disease very
War Veterans Association, said the US-Korea often, and thus are probably 'dead-end' or 'incidental'
2000 Foundation wants to get in touch with all hosts," one scientist said of the West Nile problem.
vets who served then, including noncombatants. Of course, the problem with mosquitoes is ever-
That means anyone who served in the armed present in Florida and particularly bad right now, what
forces, including Coast Guard and Merchant with all the heavy rain we've had, creating standing
Marine, for even one day between June 25. 1950, water for skeeter breeding grounds.
and July 27, 1954. Families of deceased Korea As a mosquito magnet, I've taken to dousing my-
vets are invited too, he said. self with bug spray of late before going outdoors.
Commemorative affairs are spread through The folks with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
the three-year period ending in 2003. said Van servation Commission have come up with some pretty
Housen, to correspond with the three years of the bonehead, but accurate, precautions to survive mos-
war. In August some events are taking place in quito season. For instance:
Seoul, Korea, and Washington, D.C., and locally Stay indoors during hours of peak mosquito ac-
veterans in November will dedicate trees planted tivity. If you are going to be outdoors during those
at Veterans Monument Park in Bradenton. times, use mosquito repellent with DEET (30 percent
Interested veterans may obtain further infor- or less is strong enough).
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with the West Nile virus, and fewer than 1 percent of
all people bitten by infected mosquitoes develop the
disease, FWC officials say. Even fewer people develop
serious illness, although people over age 50 are at
greatest risk of the virus.
By the way, stick with mosquito repellent to keep
the bugs away rather than those esoteric products that
are on the market. We got a sample of a bug-be-gone
thing at the office the other day a pin-on button
impregnated with different oils. Imported Indonesian
lemongrass oil, Phillipine geranium oil and citronella
It smelled pretty nice, but didn't work worth a hoot.
In fact, I saw a mosquito land on the button, sit there
for a while, sniff a bit, then eventually fly off.
I'm sticking with Deep Woods Off or Backwoods
Another form of protection
Members of an insurance industry group have built
a house that they pledge will be able to withstand hur-
ricanes, floods and fire. No, it's not a bunker, but a
somewhat modest three-bedroom home near New Port
And get this: the safety features added only about
$15,000 to the price tag of the $151,500 house and lot.
The 1,800-square-foot house is part of a program
the First Floridian Auto and Home Insurance Co.
started a few years ago called Fortified Florida. The
house has impact-resistant glass, an impact-resistant
garage door, extra clips to hold the roof on, roofing
materials that are fire retardant, landscaping that is
designed to reduce exposure to wildfires and flooding,
and moisture-barrier strips at doors and lower levels to
keep floodwater out.
The house also has a "safe room" a built-in
storm shelter with steel-reinforced concrete walls de-
signed to withstand 250 mph winds.
Insurance executives hope fortified homes will
become the norm rather the exception, adding that
insurance rate breaks may accrue to such construc-
I wonder if the safe room comes with a really, re-
ally tall snorkel for the eventuality that the Big One
comes and inundates Anna Maria Island.
The good Dr. Tomasko (biologist) offered an in-
sight on coastal geography. While snorkeling about 12
miles offshore from Homosassa last weekend he found
himself in only about 9 feet of water; 12 miles off Anna
Maria Island the water depth would average about 35
THE ISLANDER M AUGUST 15, 2001 0 PAGE 19
Redfish season hits high gear; mackerel, good, too
By Capt. Mike Heistand
I'll be holding a free fishing seminar on "Dog Days
of Summer Fishing" for snook and redfish at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 21, at Boater's World in DeSoto Square
Mall. Everyone is invited, but I suggest you come early
as it's a first-come, first-seated event with chairs for
only 30 people, although there is some standing room.
I hope to see you there!
There's also a new "fishing hole" that has been
discovered about 22 miles offshore in the Gulf.
"Justin's Hole" was founded by Justin Taylor
Hunsicker, 8, early this month while fishing with Capt.
Jackie Sierra on the "PJ II." The Rome, Ga., native
caught a 7-pound grouper at the site. Justin's Hole is
at latitude 27 32.170. longitude 83 05.425.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said he's still able to
put charters onto tarpon despite the lateness of the sea-
son. Harry Pratt of Bradenton, fishing with sons Keith
and Wyatt. limited out on redfish, catch-and-release
snook, flounder and snapper. Capt. Zack is also find-
ing lots of mangrove snapper.
Capt. Curt Morrison and Capt. Ryan Hackney
on the Neva-Miss report snapper action is hot and
heavy with limit catches on almost every trip. They're
also finding grouper fishing good to excellent, mostly
in about 100 feet of water offshore.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said off-
shore grduper action is superb right now, with both reds
and gags coming aboard in the 20-pound range. Re-
Winners in the Aug. 11 horseshoe games
were Tom Skoloda and Bill Starrett, both of Anna
Maria. Runners-up were Jack Cooper of Holmes
Beach and George Landraitis of Bradenton.
Winners in the Aug. 8 games were Jack Coo-
per of Holmes Beach and Bill Starrett. Runners-
up were Ron Pepka of Bradenton and Jim Spen-
cer of Holmes Beach.
Winners in the Aug. 4 horseshoe games were
Clair Starrett of Anna Maria and Bill Starrett.
Runners-up were Pepka and Neil Sweerus of
Winners in the Aug. I games were Pepka and
Bill Starrett. Runners-up were Cooper and
The weekly contests get under way at 9 a.m.
every Wednesday and Saturday at Anna Maria
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ports of lots and lots of snapper up to 5 pounds are also
coming in. For backwater anglers, look for redfish to
be in full force right now on the seagrass flats. White-
bait is still the best fishing snack, but shrimp or pinfish
are also producing results. Mangrove snapper along the
Intracoastal Waterway are still biting, too.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach said he's getting lots of Spanish mack-
erel in the Gulf and reds were thick in the bays.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said mangrove
snapper, Spanish mackerel, black drum and some huge
redfish were the best bets for pier fishers. Snook are
thick under the pier, he added.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he's finding redfish at Joe's Island and trout
and snook in Terra Ceia Bay.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide out of
Holmes Beach said he's been catching mangrove, lane
and yellowtail snapper all week up to 4 pounds, plus
red and gag grouper up to 30 inches in length. He added
that with the near-perfect weather, offshore fishing is
excellent right now.
Cliff at the Anna Maria City Pier said action
8, of Rome,
there includes lots of Spanish mackerel, small sharks
and reds up to 27 inches, plus a couple catch-and-re-
lease snook and some 3-pound mangrove snapper.
Capt. Eric Bergen on the Kattina said he's find-
ing red and black grouper to 20 pounds, snapper, plus
black fin tuna and some small dolphin.
On my boat the Magic we caught lots of redfish up
to 30 inches, trout to 22 inches, mangrove snapper to
15 inches and lots of bonnethead sharks to 48 inches.
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Sign up today for Community Center soccer camp
It's still not too late to sign up for the Anna Maria
Island Community Center's annual soccer camp. The
Center will be registering aspiring soccer players right
up to the last minute for the three-day camp.
The last five years saw players from the adult/amateur
Island Football Club offering their expertise to Island
campers. This year, Island Football Club founderand new
Manatee High School girls varsity soccer coach Kevin
Cassidy will be bringing players from the Manatee High
soccer program out to offer their years of playing experi-
ence to the Island Soccer Camp.
Most of the MHS players learned the game play-
ing for the Manatee Magic Soccer Club, so they have
received top-notch training from former head trainer
Dave Powers and his staff and they are ready to pass
what they've learned along to the Island youth.
Among the MHS players slated to appear at the
camp is senior defender and long-time Island resident
Sarah Thomas. Others include Island residents and
freshman hopefuls Skyler Purcell and Naomi Osborne.
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Soccer season registration under way
Registration for boys and girls ages 5-14 will be
held at the Anna Maria Island Community Center
Tuesday, Aug. 14, and Friday, Aug. 17, from 6-8 p.m.
Cost for Center members is $40 for the first child and
$35 each for additional children in the same family. Non-
members pay $45 for the first child and $40 each for ad-
ditional children. All fees are non-refundable.
Scholarships are available for those who qualify.
Shin guards are required to play and are on sale at the
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Anna Maria Dolphins news
The Anna Maria Dolphins ran into a buzz saw
when they played their first ever (preseason) football
game against the Pride Park Packers on Saturday, Aug.
4, losing 33-0. The Dolphins showed a lot of potential
on defense despite giving up several big plays by
Packer quarterback Josh Bennet.
Coach Tom Moore went out to the Police Athletic
League last Saturday and came away feeling much
better about his team after watching the Packers run
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past the Panthers junior varsity "Superbowl" par-
ticipant last year by a 21-6 score.
The Dolphins will continue to work hard and the
team is looking forward to a Packer rematch on Oct. 13.
Plan to get out to the Police Athletic League at 202
13th Ave. E., Bradenton, and support our Dolphins!
Anna Maria Dolphins schedule
Aug. 18 vs. Jaguars, 10:30 a.m.
Aug. 25 vs. Steelers, 10:30 a.m.
Aug. 29 vs. Broncos, 6:15 p.m. (Thursday)
Sept. 8 vs. Jaguars, 10:30 a.m.
Sept. 15 vs. Bucs, 10:30 a.m.
Sept. 22 vs. Bears, 9 a.m.
Sept. 27 vs. Cowboys, 6:15 p.m. (Thursday)
Oct. 6 vs. Jets, 9 a.m.
Oct. 13 vs. Packers, 12 noon
Oct. 20 vs. Steelers, 12 noon
Oct. 27 Wild Card Playoff
Nov. 3 AFC & NFC Championship Games
Nov. 10 Superbowl
Fall Ball season's signup
Thursday at Center
Young ball players in "Fall Ball" Little League base-
ball will sign up for the season's play from 6 to 8 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 16, at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
Described as a "fun and instructional league," Fall
Ball is open to youngsters from 9 to 12 years of age.
The league's season runs from late August through
September. Games are at G.T. Bray Park in Bradenton.
Further information is available from Nichole
Pelkey or Tammy Catt at 778-0743.
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4BR/4BA turnkey furnished beach house west of
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great rental. $495,000.
PALMA SOLA BAYFRONT
3BR/4.5BA contemporary cedar home. Panoramic
ciew of Palma Sola Bay. More than 5,000 sq. ft. of
living area. Cathedral ceiling, elevator, loft, family
room, den, pool and spa, deck and boat dock.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB
2BR/2BA Gulffront turnkey-furnished condo.
Gorgeous Gulf view, beautiful beach, heated pool,
excellent rental income. $475,000.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEXES
3BR/2BA & 2BR/1BA duplex west of Gulf Drive.
Near gorgeous beach. Large yard. $249,000.
2BR/2BA each. Close to beach, new roof and
carpeting. Large lot. Excellent rental. $299,900.
Julie Gilstrap-Royal Patti Marifjeren
Garage, large storage, available Aug. 1 $850 month
Furnished, available September 1 $700 month
2301 GULF DRIVE
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Four full-time rental agents
COMMERCIAL. Unique opportunity to invest in a nine
unit income producing commercial property located in
a very desirable area of Holmes Beach. Three apart-
ments with some Gulf views, hair salon, daycare, two
storage units and two workshops. Records of the many
upgrades, renovations and repairs upon request.
Owner willing to hold some financing. $765,000. Call
Susan Hatch, Realtor 778-7616 eves.
SEASONAL Beautiful 2BR/2BA fully-furnished duplex with
swimming pool. Call Michel Cerene, 778-0770.
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5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
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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.
TWO McGREGOR PUTTERS: 1920s Hickory shaft
and 1950s glass shaft. $75 for both. Call 792-4274.
CABLE BOXES. View your favorite movie channels.
One-year warranty. Phone 877-730-6941.
54-GALLON AQUARIUM. Corner tank with rounded
glass front. Complete saltwater set up, includes five
fish. Will deliver. $500. Call 794-8677.
STOVE, TELEVISION, MICROWAVE, cabinets and
many other household items for sale prior to demo-
lition. Holmes Beach. Call 778-2930.
This one has it all!
SCharming wrap-around porch
SFour large bedrooms
Beautiful free-form pool
Huge private tropical lot
One short block to beach
Just listed at $495,000
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WHITE GE SPECTRA OVEN with coil top. Six
months old. $250. Call Friday- Sunday 779-0746.
BOOKS FOR SALE. 25 volumes, first edition Mark
Twain. $250. Call 779-2129.
ARE YOU SICK of being overweight? I lost six
inches and three pounds in three days. Ask me how.
Proven, healthy weight loss. Becky Pifer, 747-2950.
FOUND CAT: Tortoise shell color. Wearing collar
with bell. Very friendly. Call 778-4330.
FOUND: TAME CONURE near Key Royale Club-
house. To claim, call 778-4182.
LOST: PLATINUM RING with three diamonds. Vicin-
ity of First Union Bank. Family keepsake. Reward.
Imagine your new Gulffront home with elevated views on
this beautiful Anna Maria beach! Cleared and ready for
construction. Build for much cheaper than you can
remodel an older Gulffront home! Call for details on new
survey markers. Now $849,500.
Recently refurbished "near Gulf" duplex offers two nice
units separated by twin garages and only 350 feet to
beach! More than 1,900 sq. ft. and includes spacious
2BR/1BA and 1BR/1BA. Great rental or home/rental.
Priced to sell at $450,000. Possible owner financing for
"We ARE the Island."
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835
LIC. REAL ESTATE
Anna Maria, Florida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250
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.
LARGE AND LUXURIOUS houseboat for sale,
$70,000. Shown by appointment only. Call for more
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything
else in The Islander, 778-7978.
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201 North Harbor Drive. .......................... $949,000
2306 Canasta Drive ................................ $895,000
527 Key Royale Drive...................... NEW $489,000
628 Dundee Lane .................. ............. $459,900
ISLAND HOMES AND CONDOS
100 7th St. S. ......................................... $569,000
Bradenton Beach Club ................... from $500,000
210 67th St. ....................................... $449,000
203 North Harbor ................................ $439,000
5 Palm Harbor Drive ............... ............ $399,000
4002 6th Ave. ....................................... $369,000
5008 Gulf Drive ............................. NEW $359,000
2101 Ave. B ............................................ $229,500
2500 Gulf Drive ...................................... $825,000
106 7th St ........................................ $849,000
308 57th St ................................... ... $369,000
5008 Gulf Drive. ............................. NEW $359,000
2418 90th St. NW ................................ $3,495,000
7419 8th Ave. NW .......................... NEW $249,000
Regatta Pointe Condo............................... $199,000
SBoyd Realty '
"Think Local, Buy Coastal"
ESTATE QUALITY RIVER HOME NW BRADENTON.
5BR/5BA and more! Fabulous executive home. Mint
ELEVATED COASTAL COTTAGE. Character and
charm galore. 2BR/3BA, two-car garage, game room,
storage room and more. 2208 Avenue A, Bradenton
Beach. $407,000. OPEN SUN. 1-3 PM.
SHAW'S POINT NW. Walk to river and DeSoto
Monument. Excellent family home and neighborhood!
S3BR/2.5BA, two-car garage. 7407 17th Ave. N.W. M
RIVER'S RIDGE. Under construction. 4BR/3BA ex-
ecutive home. One block from DeSoto Monument.
84th Street Circle N.W. $399,000. Nine other River's
Ridge home sites, $69,900 $82,000.
Brenda Boyd May, Broker
410 22nd Street West
309 Pine Avenue
TOLL FREE: 1(800) 813-7517
2217 GULF DRIVE NORTH BRADENTON BEACH, FL 34217
941 778-2246 800 211-2323
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2000 KEY WEST: 20 foot, 150-HP Yamaha engine,
15 hours, two-year warranty. Perfect condition.
$19,500. Call 778-6724.
BOAT/TRAILER STORAGE/DOCKAGE. Vacation
or long term. Private ramp, wash-down areas. Min-
utes to Intracoastal, Gulf, restaurants, bait. Bottom
painting, rental service. Captain John's Marina. 792-
OPPORTUNITIES: HONEST, DEPENDABLE, ener-
getic people. Waitress, breakfast daily; cleaning, bed
and breakfast and motel; laundry. Call 778-6335.
SPORTS AND FEATURE writer for thriving weekly
newspaper. Journalism experience a must. Part- or
full-time employment. Work at hom. Mail, fax or e-
mail resume to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, FL. 34217. Fax 778-9392, e-mail
news @ islander.org.
LEGAL SECRETARY/PARALEGAL 24-40 hours
per week. Casual office, litigation experience pre-
ferred, for sole practitioner, employment litigation.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Li-
brary. 779-1208 or 778-6247.
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COME IN TODAY AND MEET OUR FRIENDLY STAFF
3001 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
One of the biggest names
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Plus, the knowledge of loan
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So, whatever your mortgage RON HAYES
needs fixed rate, adjustable rate, jumbo, govern-
ment, call Ron locally for a free consultation at
(941) 761-9808 (24 hours) or (800) 559-8025.
Monhofton Mortgage Corporation
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to meet
interesting people from around the world? The Anna
Maria Island Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria. WE NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.
FREE SODA CANS! Now that we have your attention:
Yes! We take free, empty 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 become one at 778-1005, exten-
sion 0, or 778-3947. Let's save our Earthrecycle!
FULL OR PART-TIME cashiers/deli help. Days, 5am
to 3pm, or nights 2pm to 11:30pm. Apply at Jessie's
Island Store, 5424 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, or call
Jimmy or Jessie at 778-6903.
NEEDED YARD and garden help. Hard work, but no
heavy lifting. Approximately 7-8 hours/week, can
break-up time or work weekends. $10/hour cash.
North end of Longboat Key. Call Doug, 383-0602.
RENTAL AGENT. Island office, competitive salary and
benefits. Licensed applicants call Mike Nink: 383-
5543. Inquiries confidential.
HELP WANTED PART-TIME (20-24 hours) Inside
sales for lumber and hardware, inventory manage-
ment and lifting required. Island Lumber and Hard-
F -W REALTOR.
27 Years of Professional Service
OUR LISTINGS DON'T EXPIRE, WE SELL THEM!
RIVERFRONT 2BR/2BA condo. Boat dock, club house, elevator.
IMPERIAL HOUSE CONDO 2BR, Gulf to bayfront, Gulf view
from porch. Heated pool. Turnkey furnished. $130,000.
DIRECT GULFFRONT 2BR/2BA, sunsets, turnkey furnished.
North Holmcs Beach. Call Dolly Young. $425,000.
PERICO SHORES LAKEFRONT 3BR/2BA. Quality home.
room for pool. Furnished. $324,900.
STYLING SALON Eight stations, established 35+ years. $39,000.
WALGREENS Triple net, AAA, good CAP. $2.65 million.
SUPERMARKET plus rental income and inventory. $3,150,000.
VACANT CONVENIENCE STORE SITE Sarasota. $419,000.
VACATION AND SEASONAL AVAILABLE
GULFFRONT CONDOS, HOMES, APARTMENTS
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
Don't leave the
Island without us.
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.
CARE COMPANY. Home Health Aids and compan-
ions. Qualified and experienced in tender care. Let's
get started today. Outstanding references, resumes,
letters of recommendation. 778-4192.
MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, patio gar-
dens, trimming, clean-up, edgings, more. Hard-
working and responsible. Excellent references.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.
Resort-tyle Living at
TOWN & COUNTRY
Spacious 1 & 2 BR Apartments
Attractive Island Location
Pool & Spa
Lake or Nature Views
Free Boat Parking*
Small Pets Welcome
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HOURS: Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5
Directions From U.S. 41, travel west on Manatee
Avenue (SR64) and cross Palma Sob Cauew~ y
to Perico island. Town & CountryPerco
wil be on the left.
Limited time offer certain restrictions apply.
'Size restrictions apply.
OPENING DOORS TO MANATEE COUNTY
ENCHANTED ANNA MARIA ISLAND RETREAT ONCE IN A RARE WHILE a home such as this
on Bimini Bay. Serene tropical grandeur is displayed will appear on the market. A custom-built ex-
throoghout the grounds and interior of this striking ecutive home overlooking Sarasota Bay with
residence. 5BR, wonderful kitchen, music/family stunning kitchen,'incredible master suite. In a
room, office and separate exercise room and sauna. guarded community. $1,250,000. Bob or
Heated pool and 35-foot dock with lift. $1,430,000. Penny Hall, 749-5981. 76458.
Sandy Drapala, 749-5797, or Kathy Marcinko, 713-
IMPRESSIVE HOME 10 minutes from the Gulf
beaches. Updated, light, open with neutral decor.
New flooring, cathedral ceilings. Riverside living at its
best. $254,900. Wendy Gaudioso, 75-4663. 76204.
BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME on Warner's
Bayou. Sought-after buildable lot in northwest
Bradenton. 1.5(+/-) acres with 256-foot (+/-)
frontage on Riverview Boulevard, 100-foot (+/
-) on Warner's Bayou. $750,000. Joanne
Jenkins, 795-3838. 76973.
CHARMING AZALEA PARK with wood floors,
beautiful wood kitchen cabinets. Great yard,
new privacy fence. Two screened porches.
Home warranty included. $249,500. Julie
DeSear, 319-0461. 76830.
ENCHANTING 3+ ACRES along State Road 70
corridor with alluring palm-lined drive, pond and
walkways. Large 2BR/2BA home. Property also
has back entrance. $299,900. Cindy Pierro,
4400 Manate -AveneWes Ba -no,/ ,,oida 4,.
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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 $449,000. Call Lynn Hostetler at
778-4800 or 720-5876.
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS Updated
2BR/2BA turnkey furnished condo in very pri-
vate tropical setting. Fully enclosed and air con-
ditioned lanai with view of heated pool and peek
of the bay. Priced to sell at $260,000. Call Dick
Maher or Dave Jones at 778-4800.
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Saleperson for July
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lP-hllll Replacement Doors and Windows
-" Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN
LANDSCAPING IRRIGATION MULCH, !HELL. SOIL.
SHRUBS PALM TREES ORCHIDS
HERBS MEXICAN POTTERY CHIMENEAS
Tues-Fri 10-4 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
= Fred 752-7758 Cellular 545-6141 :S
213 54th St., Holmes Beach 778-3082
OPEN: MONDAY thru FRIDAY 7:30 to 5 SATURDAY 8 to 12
Get It Together Inc
Need Organization? I can help!
Cheaper than therapy and a lot more fun.
Home Office Confidential
Edie Force, Major Organizer, 778-7916
Island Cutstom Tops
_l biLi Complete Corian Counter Top Service
'i '' Commercial Residential
S Dave Spicer 778-2010
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BATHROOM REMODELING. Water damaged dry-
wall, tiling, texturing, painting. Reliable, over 20 years
experience. Call Fred, 752-7758 or 545-6141, cell.
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.
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)
LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available
evenings, weekends. For any computer needs-
hardware, software, network, commercial, private.
SOS SERVICES. Full-service cleaning/organiza-
tion for your entire home. Professional, experi-
enced, and references. Free estimates. Call
HURRICANE PROTECTION for your home.
Choose shutters or Glass Sentinel, a super-strength
protective shield. Call ESP Island Shutters. Li-
censed, insured, free estimates. Call 778-2840
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
PROPERTY CARETAKER. I will look after your resi-
dential, rental or commercial property in terms of se-
curity, regular upkeep, light maintenance, tidiness, etc.
Dependable. References. Call 778-7462.
ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING for great results,
wash away mildew, dirt and salt. Thorough, reason-
able and reliable. Free estimates, licensed and in-
TIRED OF IRONING CLOTHES? We do comfort-
ers, $12. Alterations, including gowns. Paradise
Coin Laundry, 7466 Cortez Rd. W., 795-1657.
DREAMIN' OF A CLEAN HOUSE? Don't have a
magic lamp? Then pick up your phone and call your
local Jeanie at Chamberlain Professional Cleaning.
References available. 545-5510.
KATHY'S CLEANING SERVICE. I will clean your
home to your satisfaction. Reasonable rates. Call
COMPUTER LESSONS in your home as low as
$6.25 per week. Certified teacher. Forty years expe-
rience using EZ/Learn teaching system. 383-5372.
YOUTH TO YOUNG ADULT art specialist. 15 years
experience in art instruction, offering diversified se-
lection of art programs. Also, offer quality child care,
days or evenings. Excellent references. Caring,
hardworking and enthusiastic. 778-2664.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If
it's broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior dis-
count. Call 778-2581 or 713-0676.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING and Lawn Mainte-
nance. Residential and commercial. Full-service
lawn maintenance, clean-ups, tree trimming, haul-
ing, Xeriscape, ponds. Free estimates. Island resi-
dent. Excellent references. Call 778-5294.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best advertising results!
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 de-
livered and installed as low as $26.50 per yard.
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
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, exte-
rior, doors, stairs, windows and trim. Have sawmill, will
travel. 745-1043 Dan Michael, master carpenter.
TILE TILE TILE. All variations of ceramic tile sup-
plied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, re-
liable, many Island references. Call Neil, 726-3077.
GRIFFITHS' ISLAND PAINT/ paper services: Inte-
rior/exterior painting, pressure washing and wallpa-
per. For prompt, reliable service at reasonable rates,
call Kevin at 778-2996. Husband/wife team.
CARL V. JOHNSON JR. Contractor. Remodeling,
additions, new homes, design service. Free esti-
mates. Call 795-1947. Lic #RR-0066450.
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Full Service Exterior and Interior
State Certified/Licensed and Insured
Erny Keller, Island Resident,
Island Pest Control Inc.
SERVING THE ISLANDS 20 YEARS
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ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodel-
ing, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens,
baths. Free estimates. Lic#CGC061519,
#CCC057977, #PE0020374. Insured. Call 720-
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.
CARL V. JOHNSON JR: Contractor. Remodeling,
additions, new homes, design service. Free esti-
mates. Call 795-1947. Lic #RR-0066450.
VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across
form beautiful beach, $350 per week. Fall and spring
dates available. Almost Beach Apartments, 778-
ANNUAL RENTALS, several to choose from. Big
ones, small ones, and one just right for you. Mike
Norman Realty, 778-6696.
SEASONAL 3BR/3BA Holmes Beach townhouse.
Beautiful unit, great location, heated pool, washer/
dryer, garage, much more! 713-0096 for more infor-
SUMMER SPECIAL 1BR/2BA, furnished, steps
from beach, Anna Maria Island. Pets are welcome.
$350/week; $1,198/month. Call Gulf Drive Apart-
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.
BAYFRONT COTTAGES with docks. Turnkey,
beautiful views, breezy, quiet area. No pets/smok-
ing. Priced from $700/month, $350/week. 941-794-
STEPS TO THE BEACH. 2BR/1BA with washer/
dryer, screened lanai. $800/monthly, utilities not in-
2BR/1BA HOUSE. Fireplace, $900/month. 941-756-
5819 or 704-1490.
ANNA MARIA 2BR/2BA monthly or longer. Beau-
tifully furnished. Peek-a-boo bayview. Walk to ev-
erything. May allow small pet. Best rates. (813)
ANNA MARIA ANNUAL 2BR/2BA large, open floor
plan, tastefully decorated, new appliances, washer/
dryer, ground level, double lot. $1,200/month,. 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 elec-
tric and security deposit. No pets. Anna Maria
ANNUAL RENTAL WANTED: Professional couple
seeks single-family home with pool preferred. Call
WATERFRONT VACATION, Bradenton Beach.
1BR furnished, nice, clean, reasonable rates. Daily,
weekly, monthly, seasonal. 778-4555.
ANNUAL 1BR APARTMENT for rent. Clean and
very close to beach. Fairly new refrigerator and
stove. $600/month. First, last and security. Call
ANNUAL RENTAL Holmes Beach 1BR/1BA $650.
Available immediately. Also, 2BR/1BA $750, avail-
able Sept. 1. First, last and security. 795-7805.
VACATION RENTAL Anna Maria. Gulffront apart-
ment, 2-3BR. No pets. Enclosed porch. Lovely fur-
nished interior with homey comforts. 778-3143.
ANNUAL 2BR/1BA. Lanai, air conditioned, dish-
washer, garbage disposal, washer/dryer hook-up.
Freshly painted. $900/month. Call 761-2707.
BEAUTIFUL ITALIAN VILLA. 4BR/3BA, pool, two-
car garage, and fireplace. $2,500/month. Call 756-
5819 or 704-1490.
2 BR/1BA HOUSE. Fireplace, $900/month. Call
756-5819 or 704-1490.
BRADENTON BEACH 2BR/1.5BA. Half block to
beach. $775/month. Small dog OK. First, last and
security deposit. Call 795-7288.
SEASONAL FURNISHED RENTAL Holmes Beach.
2BR/1BA elevated house. $1,200/month, plus tax.
Available September-December 2001. 778-5908.
GULFFRONT VIEW DUPLEX furnished. Steps to
the beach. First, last and security required. Non-
smoking units, $900/month. Utilities not included.
WESTCHESTER ON LONGBOAT KEY. 2BR/2BA
ground-floor condo, beachfront, pools, tennis, one-
month minimum, call (813) 961-8923.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA CONDO furnished. Top notch!
Direct bayfront, steps to Gulf, heated pool, washer/
dryer. Bradenton Beach. $2000/month. 720-3400.
ANNUAL 1BR. Very clean. No pets. $600/month and
security. 5607 Guava, Holmes Beach. 778-9378.
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2BR/1BA DUPLEX with large screened lanai in
Anna Maria. Annual lease required, no pets. First,
last and security. 792-8817.
GULFVIEW 2BR/1.5BA $800/month, and studio
apartment $550/month. Located 2213 Gulf Dr. N.
Call 792-3226 after 7pm and leave message.
ANNUAL SPACIOUS 1BR COTTAGE, 200 feet to
beach, furnished or unfurnished. Private, quiet
courtyard. $825/month, includes electric, cable TV.
NEW ON MARKET: 4BR/2.5BA on canal on Tarpon
Street, Anna Maria. Pool, dock, private. No brokers,
please. $599,000. 778-0361.
WATERFRONT HOME $70,000. Large 1BR/1BA
houseboat. Jacuzzi on top deck. Must see to appre-
ciate. Call 778-3526 for appointment.
FOR SALE BY OWNER: Spacious up-graded home
a block from the Gulf in a quiet neighborhood.
$319,000. Call 778-0524.
TWO DUPLEXES ON CANAL, north Anna Maria,
very short walk to beach. Lovely view of natural
canal/bayou. Lush landscaping, very private. Ex-
cellent for rentals or family compound. $599,000.
To see, call Yvonne Higgins at Wagner Realty,,
JUST LISTED: 3BR/1BA Canal front home. 100-by-
75 foot lot. This LBK home is priced below appraisal
at $299,000. Call Rich Bohnenberger Realty for pri-
vate showing. 778-0355.
BOATER'S DREAM: POOL HOME only 250 feet to
the Intracoastal. Elevated with open floor plan. 2BR/
2BA, walk-in closets. Easy care yard. Furnished and
ready to move into. $379,000. Call Yvonne Higgins
at Wagner Realty, 720-3879.
DELIGHTFUL DUPLEX only one lot from the bay.
New ceramic tile and paint, sunny rooms, fireplace,
walk to beach, shops, school. $269,000. Call
Yvonne Higgins at Wagner Realty, 720-3879.
WATERFRONT. Free automated information on all
waterfront properties for sale. Any price or area.
VanDerNoord Realty. Call 24- hours, (888) 651-
9596, extension 2098.
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paid in advance. Stop by or mail to 5404 Ma-
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cated next to Ooh La La! in the Island Shop-
ping Center. More information: 778-7978.
All real estate advertising herein is subject to the Fair
Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise "any pref-
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religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin,
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of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant
women and people securing custody of children under 18.
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* * * * CLIP AND SAVE S *******
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> Lawn and landscape watering is limited to one day a week.
Addresses ending in even numbers (or A M): Tuesday.
> Addresses ending in odd numbers (or N Z): Sunday.
Irrigation not allowed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Irrigation with
treated waste water allowed any time.)
> Owners can wash their vehicles anytime as long as they use a
hand-held hose with a shut-off nozzle. (Pull the car on the lawn
Rinsing boats and flushing of boat motors is allowed for ten
> Hand-watering of plants, NOT LAWNS, is permitted any
* Questions or comments? Call the Southwest *
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This delightful 3 bedroom, 2 bath, Key West-style hideaway is tucked on a secluded
and spacious pie-shaped lot, fanning out onto tranquil Lake LaVista, and offering
lovely views of the sparkling bayou, teeming with abundant bird and marine life!
Features of this inviting quality-built home include an expansive tiled entry foyer,
an all-white gourmet kitchen with breakfast bar, and a wonderful great room
crowned by a dramatic, sun-filled cupola. Sliding-glass doors open onto a breezy
waterside deck, perfect for watching the birds and boats float by. There are high-
textured ceilings with recessed lights and fans, and graceful rounded corners
throughout this immaculate retreat. Other amenities include an enclosed outdoor
shower, irrigation system, garage, plus double carports and boat dock. Many tropi-
cal trees and plants include mango, banana, oleander, jasmine and areca palms.
Easy-care vinyl siding and oyster shell driveways and walkways help make main-
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Bradenton Ironwood Condo. Pool, golf, clubhouse, furnished.
Annual $850/month; six-month seasonal $1300/month.
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city of Anna Maria and Holmes Beach. Gulffront to
canal to pool.
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by Peter Gordon / Edited by Will Shortz
1 Street on a snow-covered
12 Farm animals
16 Highway sign abbr.
19 A Gandhi
20 Writer with the pen
21 Magician in "The
23 Tote a narrow opening?
25 Worked the soil. in a way
26 Intervals of an octave
and a second
27 Ruins a good book?
29 Start to fix?
33 Modern June birthstone
34 Popular street name
35 Omon made of a sturdy
41 Japanese dog
42 Tiny bit
44 Like many a
45 Zine reader
49 Some sprays
54 Hun-armed bandit?
60 ed Euridice"
Stealin' from a bloodsucker?
One of the Challenger
Satiate a ghost?
Friend of Franqoise
Bradley and Epps
Terse crackling sound?
Add more lubricant
Attorney General nominee
NATO member: Abbr.
Have an evening meal
In the slightest degree
Vacation by a pier?
Wall St. worker
Apparatus with pedals
Big Apple inits.
Praying actions cause ennui?
Washing machine part
People who live next to a Y?
Icicles' starting points
Alternative nickname to Pat
Part of A.F.B.
5 Mawr, Pa.
6 Like a palooka
7 Brand of light beer
8 Orchard unit
10 Not std.
11 "Camelot" composer
13 Consultation sites
15 Azerbaijan and Ukraine,
16 Puts gems on a flute
17 Best part
18 One of Taylor's eight
22 Tiny openings
24 1934 hit Dinka Doo"
28 Grammy category
29 Kind of tea
30 Singer Bonnie
31 Sci. of insects
33 Sch. groups
35 Door part
36 Indian dress
37 Methane's lack
39 Narrow inlet
46 Guinness and others
47 Sodium hydroxide, to a
50 "Hold On Tight" group
51 Switch heads?
52 Sabrina of "The Cosby
53 Rest time: Abbr.
57 Stalactite former
59 Figures for poker
62 Capek play
63 Not e'en once
64 Certain copy
65 Scratched-up leather
66 Workers' rights grp.
67 Give out
69 Calls for
71 Potsie's pal, with "the"
72 Jaguar, e.g.
74 "Rocky Ill" actor
77 Crime boss
78 River to the Caspian
79 Arrive, as darkness
81 Reddish purple
82 May of "The
84 Sound of fright
86 Fashion designer
90 Hearst magazine
94 Helps in a heist
95 Cinema showings
98 Some computers
99 Branch Davidians leader
100 soit qui mal y pense
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101 Series enders
102 Black cattle
107 Corn syrup brand
108 Zhivago's love
110 Year in Sergius Ill's
115 Place to get a screwdriver
116 1967 Rookie of the Year
117 Scottish explorer John
118 Hog haven
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