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Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992) ( August 29, 2001 )

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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
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Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: August 29, 2001

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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00074389/00546

Material Information

Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: August 29, 2001

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

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Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
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Skimming the news ... Goose Culbreth turns 85 ... see inside for the party.


SAnna Maria



The


Islander


"The Best News on Anna Maria Island"


ISLANDER


Volume 9, no. 42, August 29, 2001 FREE


Islanders meet, greet DOT regarding bridge


By Paul Roat
They came, they saw, they met, and now they'll
wait.
The Florida Department of Transportation and
PBS&J. one of its consultants, spoke informally to
about 100 people Tuesday evening regarding the fate
of the Anna Maria Bridge.
It was the first of what appears to be many meet-
ings and informational sessions between the state and
Islanders on what is to be done with the 44-year-old
bridge linking Holmes Beach to Perico Island.
The information workshop was held to explain the
process the DOT and consultants will go through in a
full inspection of the bridge. About $1 million will be
spent to examine all elements of the span: load testing.


material testing, and moveable elements on the bridge.
The study will "concentrate on a thorough evalu-
ation of the overall condition of the bridge to determine
the remaining service life. Also, the extent of corrosion
within the bridge and scour around the pilings will be
identified. The results will determine the feasibility of
repairing the bridge," according to the DOT.
A workshop is expected to take place in late De-
cember when the initial evaluation study should be
complete. Following the evaluation of repair versus
rehabilitation, another workshop on the Island will be
held in February.
Actually, there will be a slew of meetings in the
next few months. If needed for the second phase of the
project, there will be yet another meeting in late No-


Swoosh, an exaltation of winners
Robert P. Lyon of Naples, Fla., was on time and on target to catch this winning photo of a swoop of spoonbills
taking flight from the Percio Bay Club last fall. His photo was the third weekly winner in The Islander's Top
Notch 2001 Photo Contest and he will receive the grand prize package, including an enlargement of his
photo and $100 Jrom The Islander, custom framing jbr the photo from Phoenix Frame, and gift certificates
from Mister Roberts resortwear and Ooh La La! European Bistro, all of Holmes Beach. The spoonbill photo
was chosen from eight weekly winners featured on the covers of The Islander beginning on July 4.



Holmes Beach election kicks off


The race is on in Holmes Beach next week, that is,
if someone comes forward to challenge any of the three
city commissioners up for re-election.
Qualifying for the Nov. 6 nonpartisan city election
begins at noon Tuesday, Sept. 4, and continues until
noon Sept. 18. Commissioners Rich Bohnenberger,
Pat Geyer and Don Maloney are up for re-election. The
salary for commissioners is $4,800.
Also on the ballot will be five nonsalaried positions
on the city's charter review board.
A candidate must be a citizen of the United States,
a registered voter and a resident of the city for two
years prior to qualifying for office. Qualifying packets
are available at city hall. Packets include financial dis-
closure forms, a loyalty oath and oath of candidate.
petitions and affidavits.
Qualification includes payment of an election assess-
ment fee, which for city commission amounts to the
equilivant of one percent of the annual salary. Candidates
must also submit petitions with signatures of 15 voters
residing in the city and file a candidate residency affida-
vit. The election assessment fee is $48 for commissioner.


There is no fee for charter review candidates.
Another method of qualifying is for a candidate to
file an "Undue Burden" oath which eliminates paying
the election assessment fee.
Every candidate must file a form at city hall ap-
pointing a campaign treasurer and designating a bank
account before accepting or spending any funds or
collecting petition signatures.
The November election schedule is new to the city,
following a change from March elections approved by
voters in March 2000.
Voters have until Oct. 8 to register for the election and
may do so by completing forms available at city hall or at
The Islander office, 5404 Marina Drive. Holmes Beach.
The mail-in forms allow voters to register to vote
in Florida, change name or address, register a political
party or change parties, and replace a defaced, lost or
stolen voter registration card.
Absentee ballots are available by calling the Mana-
tee County Elections Center at 741-3823.
Voting will take place at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church,
6608 Marina Drive, Nov. 6 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.


vember 2002, with if needed a formal public
hearing in March 2003.
The workshop "was held to explain the scope of
the study and to solicit comments from the public on
what is important concerning the future of the bridge."
Islanders appeared pleased with the presentations
and cautiously optimistic that their views would be
heard by the DOT.
Anna Maria City Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh probably
summed up the comments of the bevy of elected officials
present at the meeting: "They have to have some place to
start, and there are a lot of open minds here."
Based on the results of the inspection of the bridge,

PLEASE SEE BRIDGE, NEXT PAGE


Crosswalks coming

in September
Pedestrians will have to wait just a little longer
for long-awaited crosswalks in Bradenton Beach.
Florida Department of Transportation's Jill
Henshaw said installation of two crosswalks will start
Sept. 24, and should be completed no later than Oct. 23.
The crosswalk at the intersection of Gulf Drive
and Cortez Road will be a traditional type of signal-
ized light, she said.
The DOT will try something new with the cross-
walk at Gulf Drive between Ninth and 10th streets,
though: flashing lights will be imbedded in the road sur-
face, activated by a button on "Pedestrian Crossing"
signs on each side of Gulf Drive. Crosswalkers will push
the button, the lights will start to flash and, it is hoped,
motorists will stop to allow the walkers to cross.
Total cost of the project is $45,058.43. PDG con-
tractors will do the installation.


Glamour lane
Susan Garland of Cortez andfriends bowled inJbrmal
attire -just for the fun of it at one of the Island's top
events of the year. The O'Connor Bowling Challenge is
"the" social event of the summer season on the Island.
For more information on the tourney, see page 8.
Islander Photo: J.L. Robertson


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PAGE 2 0 AUGUST 29, 2001 0 THE ISLANDER

Project questionnaire offered by DOT on Anna Maria Bridge


If you missed the meeting Aug. 28 on the Anna
Maria Bridge, the Florida Department of Transpor-
tation would still like to hear your comments on the
span.
The following questions are posed by the DOT
regarding the Anna Maria Bridge in a survey. Copies
of the form are available at The Islander offices, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
What is your biggest concern about the repair,
rehabilitation or replacement of the Anna Maria
Bridge?
What do you think is important for the DOT to
consider during the study?
Bridge meeting starts process
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
three options will be considered:
No build, or routine maintenance "may be all
that is necessary to ensure the integrity of the Anna
Maria Bridge," according to DOT information. "The
repair alternative consists of proactive major repairs
to the bridge including structural and corrosion pro-
tection."
Rehabilitation, which would include "widening
travel lanes, adding shoulders and replacing sidewalks
on the structure, including the movable portion. Also,
the bridge would be improved to handle current re-
quirements for vehicle loads."
If the results of the bridge evaluation, including a
cost-benefit analysis comparing repairs versus rehabili-
tation, determine the bridge can't be fixed, a third op-
tion may be chosen:
Replacement, although DOT officials said the
replacement alternative "is not a part of this initial
study. Should it be determined that the bridge cannot
be repaired, the second portion of the Project Develop-
ment and Environment Study will consist of evaluat-
ing replacement alternatives, including a low-level
bascule [drawbridge], a mid-level bascule and a high-
level fixed bridge."
The current bridge inspection was prompted by a
routine annual bridge inspection conducted earlier this
year. That inspection found "one third of the bridge


What do you like most about the existing bridge?
Are you most interested in:
Height of bridge?
Aesthetics of bridge?
Safety of bridge?
Bike/pedestrian use of bridge?
Other please specify.
What is most bothersome to you about the exist-
ing bridge? (Check all that apply.)
Speeds of vehicles.
Heavy traffic.
Vehicle wait time for opening bridge.
Boat wait time for opening bridge.


piles [pilings] are jacketed, with corrosion continuing
within the jackets. The concrete beams have post-
tensioning elements that have become a cause for con-
cern in recent months. These and other concerns have
caused the DOT to conduct maintenance on the bridge
on an increasingly frequent basis."
Comment forms and questionnaires were available,
and many people took time to fill out the forms at the
workshop. Additional forms are available at The Is-


Other please specify.
Are you a (check all that apply):
Resident of the Island.
Visitor to the Island.
Boater.
Business Owner.
DOT officials are also requesting name, address,
phone number and e-mail address of respondents.
The information may be sent to Antone Sherrard.
DOT District Environmental Office, P.O. Box 1249,
Bartow FL 33831.
To respond by e-mail, go to:
www.annamariabridge.com and complete the form.


Beginning the
process
S About 100 people
Sj N attended Tuesday's
4'' .. 5.-. first in what promises
I to be a series of
Meetings on the
condition of the Anna
tMaria Brid-ge linking
tHolmes Beach to
Perico Island.
Islander Photo:
Bonneri Joy





lander office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. DOT
officials said they would like the forms returned by
Sept. 7 but will continue to evaluate comments
throughout the process.
Comments may also be provided at the Anna
Maria Bridge Website: www.annamariabridge.com.
The two-lane Anna Maria Bridge was built in
1957. It has a clearance across the Intracoastal Water-
way of 24 feet.


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THE ISLANDER 0 AUGUST 29, 2001 0 PAGE 3


Worker's compensation investigation

leads to red tag at Castaways


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
For the second time, there is trouble at the Castaways.
A couple of weeks ago, Anna Maria Building Of-
ficial/Public Works Director George McKay ordered
Kent Davis, who recently purchased the property with
his wife, Sophaphan "Pa" Davis, to halt work on the
property until he gets permits. Now, McKay has issued
a "red ticket," a stronger order to cease work.
McKay said he was shown a videotape of continu-
ing construction work at the property at 512 Spring St.
The video was the result of an investigation into pos-
sible fraudulent worker's compensation activity.
LaPensee Plumbing's insurance carrier was inves-
tigating an employee worker's compensation claim by
secretly videotaping that individual as he went about
his daily activities.
An investigator videotaped him stooping, bending
and hauling materials into the Castaways, and took that
tape to city hall to show McKay.
McKay said he called Davis to come and look at
the tape and then asked him if he was having plumb-
ing work done at the motel. Davis admitted he was.
McKay said he was furious. "I gave him the ben-
efit of the doubt. He told me he wasn't doing this sort
of work, and here we have this video tape.
A stop-work order was issued and McKay levied
the $200 fine that the city code allows.
Davis. when reached for comment, said he thought
the stop-work order was just a political matter. "George

Chamber sends out call for help
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
has issued a plea for volunteers to help in the Tour-
ist Information Bureau and on committees for festi-
vals, golf tournament, fashion shows and other spe-
cial events.
Islanders interested may call 778-1541 or drop
in at the chamber office at 5337 Gulf Drive. Holmes
Beach..


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The Castaways Motel in Anna Maria has received a
cease-work order from city officials for doing
renovations without a permit. Islander Photo:
Laurie Krosney
[McKay] got so much criticism before when he didn't
red-ticket us, that he probably felt he had to this time.
I don't blame him. He had to do it.
"As far as I'm concerned, I've been red ticketed
since July 31 when I was first told to stop what I was
doing. This is just part of all that. Nothing's new."
Davis also said he was appalled that someone
could go around "surreptitiously video taping an indi-
vidual and it's actually legal.
"I mean, they video taped the guy in his own pri-
vate hotel room and on my property. They have video
of me and my wife walking around here on our own
property. It's scary," Davis said.
"You know what I learned from those video tapes?
I saw that I need to go on a diet," Davis said.
He added he is only trying to get the work done and
to turn the Castaways, which Davis says has been an
eyesore and a "cesspool of illegal activity," into an
asset for the Island.
Davis submitted a 21-page document outlining
plans for renovation at the motel that he plans to call
Siam Garden Resort. He said he is still trying to get
engineering studies done.
"As soon as we tear out one wall so we can see
what's going on, we discover more structural problems.


Mee


tings


Anna Maria City
Sept. 5, 6 p.m., city commission meeting and first public
hearing on the 2001-02 budget.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
Aug. 31, 8:30 a.m., city commission-department head
work session.
Sept. 5, 7 p.m., city commission meeting and first public
hearing on 2001-02 budget.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
Sept. 4, noon, qualifying begins for city commission
elections.
Sept. 4, 6 p.m., "shade" meeting on pending litigation,
followed by city commission meeting with first public
hearing on 2001-02 budget at 7 p.m. and city commis-
sion work session to follow.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Labor Day holiday closures
Offices in Anna Maria City, Bradenton Beach,
Holmes Beach and Longboat Key will be closed Mon-
day, Sept. 3, for the Labor Day holiday.
There will be no garbage or recycling collection on
Labor Day in Anna Maria, Holmes Beach or Longboat
Key. Residents in those cities will have pickups in ad-
vance of the holiday on Saturday, Sept. 1. Regular ser-
vice will take place in Bradenton Beach.
The Islander offices will be closed on Labor Day.
Classified deadline for the Sept. 5 issue will be 2 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 31.

It's never-ending," Davis said.
McKay said he is astounded that this would happen
when he has bent over backward to work with Davis. "My
door is always open, but, come on, once you know what
you need, don't be trying to get around the code."


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PAGE 4 M AUGUST 29, 2001 0 THE ISLANDER


More questions arise over Anna Maria fence


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
The flap continues over the erection of a fence
without a permit on rental property owned by the wife
of Anna Maria City Commissioner Jay Hill at 304-306
Hardin Ave.
The owner of the property to the east of Hill is Joan
Sackett. She contacted city hall and The Islander last
week to inquire whether the fence was legal. She also
claimed Jay Hill took a palm tree from her property and
planted it on his wife's property, but she declined to
take her complaint to the sheriff's deputies.
Wayne Lewin of Lewin Property Maintenance put
up the fence. Lewin failed to pull the required permit
for the fence and was fined $200 by the city.
The fence was already up when Building Offi-
cial/Public Works Director George McKay asked
Hill about it. McKay says Hill told him the fence
was put up legally, although it was following that
conversation that Lewin came to city hall to obtain
the permit.
McKay said a fence permit can only be issued to
the property owner or to a licensed or bonded contrac-
tor acting as the owner's agent. McKay said when a
contractor is not licensed, in lieu of bonding the city
requires proof of liability insurance and proof of
worker's compensation insurance or a certificate of
exemption.
Lewin presented proof of liability insurance but
failed to provide proof of worker's compensation cov-


erage or an exemption for coverage. Nonetheless, he
was issued a permit for the fence after the fact. He paid
the fine and was charged $69 for the permit.
Enter former City Commissioner Bob Barlow, a
contractor himself, with a letter addressed to Mayor
Gary Deffenbaugh.
In his letter, Barlow questions why a permit was
issued for a six-foot fence when the city ordinance dic-
tates "no fence shall be higher than four feet."
McKay says Hill's fence is legal and in conformity
with other fences in the city.
Barlow doesn't buy that. And he points out the
ordinance governing fences addresses that within a
section dealing with "intent."
"It is the intent of this subsection to encourage the
eventual elimination, as expeditiously as is reasonable,
of existing fences that are not in conformity with the
provisions of this chapter."
Barlow's letter also asks, "Why was a fence permit
issued to an unlicensed contractor (after construction)
without the proper paperwork for his services on this
duplex rental property?"
He also questions why the sheriff's office was not
notified about "the theft of Mrs. Sackett's palms and
plant material and the subsequent attempt to discuss
this matter with Mrs. Sackett's granddaughter on her
way to school."
Barlow said although he's had differences with
Hill in the past, his letter was prompted by genuine
concern about the situation and out of a desire to make


sure "Mrs. Sackett knows she has some backing in the
community."
McKay says he thinks the fence is in compliance
and that, after checking with several people, he feels a
six-foot fence can be erected on the property line.
Former Building Official Bob Welch, who cur-
rently serves as Bradenton Beach's building official,
said he also thinks a six-foot fence is legal in the side
and rear yards starting from 20 feet into the property.
He said the ordinance was designed to protect the
public. "First of all, it's common knowledge that
people often get taken for a ride by unlicensed contrac-
tors. You see news stories about that all the time.
"Secondly, if someone gets hurt on the job and the
contractor isn't licensed or doesn't carry worker's com-
pensation coverage, the property owner could be liable
for medical expenses and lost wages."
He added that it's illegal for a homeowner to hire
an unlicensed contractor and the city's permit applica-
tion actually carries a disclaimer to that effect. Welch
said this ordinance protects not only the property owner
doing the work, but also his or her neighbors.
"What if a fence is erected and it's not secured
properly? That fence could become airborne in a storm
and crash into someone's window or slam into a car.
Those ordinances are for the protection of the commu-
nity."
The Hills did not return several phone calls to their
residence. The mayor was out of town due to a family
illness and couldn't be reached for comment.


Turtle Watch concern grows over hatchling deformities


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
In the midst of jubilation over the pace and success
of the 2001 sea turtle hatch, gloomy developments this
week puzzled and saddened people devoted to turtle
preservation.
In the past few nights an unknown but compara-
tively large number of baby loggerheads have been
born with deformed flippers or none at all, said Suzi
Fox. who holds the state marine turtle preservation
permit for Anna Maria Island.
Six nests have the defective hatchlings so far. Two of
the babies were found to have no flippers at all,just nubs.
"I've been doing this turtle preservation work since
1991 and these are the first such deformities I've seen,"
Fox said.
She called on other turtle permit holders for an
explanation, but nobody knows the cause. The news is
sending shocks through the Turtle Watch ranks here
and elsewhere.
Fox will have the sand from the nests analyzed to
determine if that somehow affected the hatchlings, she
said. She theorized, tentatively, that the problem may be
genetic, which would mean something that happened 20
years ago is showing up in young loggerheads' eggs.
The nests where deformities occurred were scattered
up and down the Island's beach, not concentrated in one
area.
No more new nests have been made in the past
week, Fox said, so as of Sept. 1 Turtle Watch volun-
teers will halt morning beach walks looking for
"crawls," the sign of nighttime nesting, and concentrate
on getting hatchlings safely to the Gulf waters.
The babies are digging up out of the sand in great
numbers, Fox said, with only 53 nests left unhatched
of a total of 182.
The hatch rate makes it imperative that businesses
and householders keep the beach dark. Turtles instinc-
tively head for the sparkle of the Gulf, and inshore
lights can attract them the opposite direction and lead
to their death.


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Oh my,
a turtle!
Joan Burke, Turtle
Watch coordinator
for the area
including Bayfront
Park in Anna
Maria, planned to
excavate an empty
nest and verify the
number of eggs/
hatchlings when,
to everyone's
surprise, a turtle
surfaced. Tiny
tracks leading
from the nest to
the bay led Turtle
Watch volunteers
to presume all the
hatchlings had left
the nest, but 34
turtles were
waiting in the
sand, some
entangled in sea
oat roots. The nest
held 56 hatched
eggs and 65
unborn and
infertile eggs.
Volunteers re-
leased the healthy
loggerheads into
the Gulf after dark
to help the tiny
hatchlings avoid
predators. Is-
lander Photo:
Bonner Joy


Cortez, Bradenton Beach derelict boats to be cleared out


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Clearing Cortez waters of sunken and derelict ves-
sels is on the work agenda of Manatee County, but it
won't happen overnight.
The county expects a $15,000 grant from the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
for derelict vessel removal countywide, and has put


Cortez at the head of the work list.
Bob Fluke of the county's Environmental Manage-
ment Department said the grant appears assured but the
money won't be here until the end of the year at best
- "Spring may be more realistic."
The work will come under the county's derelict
vessel program.
Meanwhile, the county was to clear out a derelict


boat from just south of the Bradenton Beach City Pier
on Tuesday. It was a hazard to navigation, Fluke said,
and the county funded its removal by transferring
money from other programs.
Janet Hoffman, manager of the Cortez Waterfronts
Florida program, said there are at least a dozen boats
and at least one sunken barge that need clearing in
Cortez waters.


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Marina found in violation of 1987 site plan


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach Code Enforcement Board held
a recent hearing to review a complaint filed against the
Holmes Beach Marina.
The complaint cited the marina for 12 violations of
the December 1987 site plan for the property. Code en-
forcement board members reviewed each of the alleged
violations individually to determine their validity.
The first citation was for the use of a diesel-pow-
ered boat lift instead of a quieter gasoline-powered
forklift.
Ron Hirshberg, the previous owner of the marina, was
called as a witness by Code Enforcement Officer Walter
Wunderlich to testify to the agreement he made with the
city and the stipulations of the original site plan.
Hirshberg testified that he had agreed to use a gas-
powered forklift, which makes about as much noise as
an automobile, instead of a diesel forklift. However, he
had an accident with the forklift that left it beyond re-
pair. It was at that time, Hirshberg said, that he rented
a diesel forklift.
In 1983. however, Hirshberg turned the marina
over to the mortgager, which operated the marina un-
til November 1995. At that time. Morland Marine In-
ternational Inc. and Brian Quatermain took over the op-
eration.
Quatermain testified that the diesel forklift was al-
ready in place when he took over the marina.
Wunderlich submitted minutes from city commis-
sion work sessions in July 1987 in which Hirshberg
discussed the possible use of a gas forklift as evidence.
Quartermain's attorney Charlie Bailey of the law firm
of Icard, Merrill of Sarasota, and Alan Prather, legal
counsel to the code enforcement board, advised the
board that any discussion or presentation made at a city
work session does not bind the applicant or any future
owner to the intentions discussed.
*' Prather said that only the stipulations set forth and
approved by commissioners at a regular meeting of the
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The code enforcement board unanimously agreed
that the marina's use of a diesel forklift was not rel-
evant because there was no evidence to indicate that the
city ruled to enforce the use of a gas forklift.
"Discussion in a work session does not imply it's
a requirement," said Chairman Charles Stealey. "It
seems that this is an issue that should be considered
under the city's noise ordinance, not a site-plan issue."
Similarly, a citation against the marina for running
outboard motors out of the water was also dismissed.
The issue was only discussed during a work session
and the board agreed that the issue of noise should be
taken up under the city's noise ordinance.
Another citation against the marina involved boats
being stored on the ground. In stipulations approved by
the city in 1987, no boats are to be stored in areas des-
ignated for parking.
Wunderlich argued that two boats stored in the
northeast corner of the property were utilizing parking
spaces. According to Wunderlich, the site plan shows
this area as parking spaces.
Bailey argued that the city approved a reduction in
parking spaces from 44 to 37 in 1989. He stated that the
marina offers 37 spaces despite the boats being stored
in the northeast corner of the property.
Wunderlich countered that the parking spaces
eliminated were at the front of the property, not the
back, which is the area for which the marina is being
cited.
Alternate board member Beverly Moore said, "We
don't have the proper information without a revised site
plan. Can't the owner designate where parking is, or
does the city dictate that?"
"Had a revised site plan been submitted we would
know what is currently designated as parking," said
Wunderlich. "That's why we are here."
The board determined that the marina is in viola-
tion for storing boats in designated parking spaces un-
til Quatermain can submit an updated site plan.
In addition to boats being placed in parking spaces,
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the buffer zone can only be used for additional parking.
The citation regarding blocked fire lanes was dismissed
by Wunderlich before the hearing, as was the last cita-
tion regarding a banner display. Both issues were re-
solved before the hearing.
The marina was also found in violation for install-
ing a new chain link fence and removing the rolling
gates from areas between buildings.
Although the board understood from various tes-
timonies that the bank reconfigured the gates for secu-
rity reasons before Quatermain took over the property,
the fact remained that the new fencing did not match
the site plan on file.
Wunderlich told the board that the city's land de-
velopment code requires a new site plan be submitted
for review when "any change is made."
Bailey argued that the changes made are to the in-
terior of the property and therefore don't require a site
plan review.
"We're not saying it's [Quatermain's] fault. I be-
lieve whoever made the changes should have submit-
ted a new site plan, but he's stuck with it because he
owns it," said Stealey. "The changes, which add secu-
rity, affect how the property is used."
The board found the property in violation until a
new site plan can be approved.
Three final issues were resolved easily. Neighbors
living on Sunrise Lane testified that they could hear the
public-address system, but Quartermain turned off
three of the four speakers and significantly reduced the
noise levels prior to the hearing.
Quatermain also told the board that he planned to re-
place the dead landscaping that serves as a buffer between
the marina and residential properties on Sunrise Lane.
Finally, he offered to shield the lighting he replaced
so that it would no longer shine into neighboring homes.
The board granted Quatermain 60 days to either re-
move the gates, dumpster and boats found in violation
of the site plan, or submit a new site plan to the city
commission for approval.


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Kudos and concerns
A pat on the back goes this week to Billy and George
O'Connor for a successful fundraiser that more than one
attendee remarked was "the social event of the year."
Not many of us at The Islander are great bowlers, but
we sure have fun at the O'Connor Bowling Challenge.
There's no pressure to win we couldn't possibly win!
It's great fun and, in the spirit of giving, a great
fundraiser. The bowling tournament netted more than
$5,000 for youth sports programs at the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center and as the annual sponsor of the
event, we thank everyone who contributed.
More than anyone, we have Billy and George to
thank for lending their sense of humor to the event -
every bit as much as their time and thoughtfulness to
make it the success it is.

Wrong way Cortez?
We have applauded many good deeds put forth by
preservationists in Cortez, but not this week.
At a recent visioningg" meeting of Cortez Waterfront
Florida, hard-line Cortezians insisted persons who rent
property shouldn't be allowed a say in the future of the
fishing village.
Hello? They vote, don't they? They reside there,
some for many years, and their absentee landlords likely
have little or no interest in much more than property val-
ues.
Rent money translates to taxes paid by the landlord
and these folks are entitled to vote in elections and have
a voice in Manatee County government, the only govern-
ing body presiding over the area.
The decision ultimately offers short-term seasonal
owners in the mobile home park and out-of-state land-
lords a "say" in the future of Cortez while some viable
contributors to the Cortez lifestyle are left out in the cold.
For shame.

More kudos
We can't thank the volunteers and contributors to
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch enough. They work at
conserving and saving the threatened loggerhead turtles
that nest on our beaches.
This week Turtle Watch offered its appreciation to
Marine Rescue of Manatee County the folks formerly
known as lifeguards.
Turtle Watch thanked them with an adoption certifi-
cate and photo of a turtle hatchling dubbed "Lifebuoy" for
seeing hundreds of hatchlings on Coquina Beach safely
to the Gulf.
Marine Rescue watches over the 3.2 million visitors
that pour onto our beaches each year a number that
hasn't always included turtles, at least not until now.



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Seat-belt enforcement saves
The Holmes Beach Police Department has a com-
mitment to serving the citizens of Holmes Beach and
Manatee County. We spend a great deal of time and
effort training and keeping up-to-date on the latest
crime trends and technological advances, so we can
best meet the needs of our citizens.
Traffic safety is always a concern, but even more so
during holiday weekends. Heavier traffic on our roadways
means a greater chance of crashes occurring. Knowing
this, I want to remind citizens about the importance of
buckling up every time they get into a car. In Florida, it
is illegal to not wear a safety belt, for both adults and chil-
dren. Not only are you risking death or injury in the event
of a crash, but you also face a fine for this violation.
This issue is an important one statewide, and it is
one that cannot be ignored. The Holmes Beach Police
Department will participate in the Buckle Up Florida
Labor Day safety-belt enforcement wave from Sept. 1
to 9, when we will show zero tolerance for those who
are not using their safety belt.
We hope that not one ticket will have to be issued
and that everyone will obey the law and protect them-
selves and their children.
But, it is our duty to enforce all of Florida's laws,
and we're doing it to save lives. Buckle up, Florida,
there's just too much to lose.
The goal of Buckle Up Florida and law enforce-
ment officers across the state is to prevent needless
deaths and injuries resulting from traffic crashes by
supporting strict enforcement of Florida's safety-belt
and child-restraint laws and providing educational
materials to our citizens.
Florida is currently at a 69 percent usage rate, while
the national average is 73 percent. Just four short months
ago, we were able to raise the usage rate 9 percent with
media exposure and strict enforcement. By climbing to the
national average, an estimated 83 deaths and 1,740 inju-
ries will be avoided during a one-year period.
Let's keep our children and ourselves safe by wear-
ing safety belts and using child-safety seats!


Lt. Dale Stephenson, Holmes Beach Police

Charmed
It's too bad Will Shakespeare couldn't have been
at opening night of A Midsummer Night's Dream, he
would have really enjoyed the show.
The Island Players presented one of the best
"Dream's" my wife and I have seen. First, let us con-
gratulate Amanda Swilley for her wonderful interpre-
tation and implementation of the fairy's costumes and
makeup..They were spectacular and charming. The
young ladies who performed as the fairies provided a
delightful introduction to the fantasy. As we walked
into the theatre, they amused and charmed us with their
pixeylike behavior. They were fun to watch.
Since The Islander has probably written a glowing
review as well, we just want to thank the cast and pro-
duction crew for a wonderful evening. It made our va-
cation special.
Carl and Karen Carter, Indian Harbour Beach
(Long-time vacationers on Anna Maria)

In favor of skating
I read an article recently about an Island skate park
proposal and I hope the skate park will be constructed.
It would be a great idea to build a skate park be-
cause skating is a great sport. You can also set a lot of
goals, like learning how to do a kick-flip.
It's fun to meet with friends and skate, and a skate
park would be a perfect place for that. On Anna Maria
Island there needs to be more kid-friendly activities.
We need more kid attractions.
When you go off on your own ramp every day, you
can get bored. A skate park is challenging and like the
Police Athletic League Park, it's pretty hard to get bored.
I strongly encourage the building of a skate park.
I'm sure every skater agrees with me.
I hope moms and dads, grandparents, and commu-
nity leaders will support the project so Anna Maria can
have one more youth attraction.
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THE ISLANDER M AUGUST 29, 2001 PAGE 7


Elementary school reduces budget 10 percent


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria Elementary School is feeling the pinch
of the countywide effort to trim school budgets. More
candidly, the $1,258 cut at the Island school will fall to
parents to make up.
Due to inadequate funding from the state, the
Manatee County School Board has asked each school
to make budget reductions.
According to Superintendent Dan Nolan, the plan
is intended to provide funding to meet basic growth,
salary and health insurance costs.
Each school has been asked to reduce its discretion-
ary budget by 10 percent. Anna Maria Elementary School
Principal Tim Kolbe consulted his staff and decided to cut
money earmarked for field trips and school supplies.
"We have 23 teachers, and the cut in the school
supplies budget amounts to approximately $28 per


teacher," said Kolbe.
Kolbe also said that in the past teachers were able
to plan one field trip paid for by the school budget.
With the new budget reduction, parents will incur the
cost of field trips. The cost to parents will include pay-
ing for a bus driver and mileage.
Another element of the county plan is to reallocate
custodial staff to all schools proportional to the num-
ber of positions at each school.
Last year Anna Maria custodian Joe Lightner re-
tired and the district transferred custodian Shirley
Beard to another school.
With only two full-time custodians remaining,
Kolbe doesn't think the district will relocate any more
of the school's custodians and he hopes to be able to
have Beard transferred back.
There is also a hiring freeze in effect, but Kolbe
still plans to hire a cafeteria manager soon. In the in-


terim, Rene Harper is acting as the school's cafeteria
manager and is a candidate for the permanent position.
As a last resort, schools may be asked to adjust the
teacher-pupil ratio. The school board's plan would add
one student to each classroom. Teachers displaced by
the adjustment would serve as substitutes until a per-
manent position opened.
Kolbe said he has already argued against this mea-
sure. "We already have 22 kids per class and we don't
have enough teachers at each grade level to absorb the loss
of one teacher," he said. "Due to the smallness of our
school, we would suffer to a greater degree than other
schools.
"The district office has had some tough decisions
to make," said Kolbe. "At Anna Maria, we feel fortu-
nate to have a community that gives a lot of support and
we don't think the cutbacks will hit us as hard as they
might other schools."


Holmes Beach Board of Adjustment grants variances


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach Board of Adjustment granted
Dean Holmstrom of Cornerstone Construction a vari-
ance allowing him to build a two-story office building
at 305 Manatee Ave.
The location is west of Loggerhead Junction, north
of Duffy's Tavern, and runs parallel to Manatee Av-
enue at the intersection with Gulf Drive.
Holmstrom's original request was based on the fact
that the property is bordered by two streets, including
the dead end of Fourth Avenue. He requested a 10-foot
setback from a side street, which is similar to the set-
back for a side yard.
According to Holmstrom, the Florida Department
of Transportation advised him that Fourth Avenue will
never be allowed to tie into Manatee Avenue due to the
high traffic flow on Manatee Avenue. Thus, Fourth
Avenue would remain a dead-end street.


Neither Holmstrom nor Bill Saunders, Holmes
Beach assistant superintendent of public works, was
unable to provide written documentation from the
DOT regarding future plans for Fourth Avenue.
"No one at the DOT can find anything in writing
that prohibits any street from accessing Manatee Av-
enue," advised Saunders. "DOT can advise the city on
the best use of Fourth Avenue, but it is up to the city
commissioners to make it a dead-end or develop the
street."
Rather than send the issue to the city commission,
the board took a closer look at Holmstrom's proposed
building area and found an alternate solution that
would allow him to build a viable structure without
making Fourth Avenue a dead-end street.
The board unanimously agreed to grant the pro-
posed 20-foot setback from Manatee Avenue, but in-
stead of the 10-foot setback from Fourth Avenue, it
granted a 20-foot setback.


Holmstrom will still need to pave a portion of
Fourth Avenue to access the property, but the setbacks
approved by the board fall within the city's codes with-
out being contingent on Fourth Avenue's becoming a
dead-end street.
In other business, the board unanimously approved
two variance setbacks for homeowner Mike Atkinson.
Atkinson has hired Spivey Construction to tear
down the existing home at 514 59th St., and build a
two-story home for his family.
The board agreed to a 16-foot setback for the first
floor of habitable space, and a 20-foot setback for the
second floor of habitable space.
According to Tony Spivey of Spivey Construction,
the new construction will replace a nonconforming
structure with one that conforms to Federal Emergency
Management Agency requirements, and provide a
home large enough for the Atkinsons and their six chil-
dren.


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Thank you, thank you
Ed Chiles proudly accepts acknowledgement for his support to the O'Connor Bowling Challenge from hosts/twins
Bill and George O'Connor, who each year present a plaque in appreciation of the support received for their tourney
to benefit youth sports programs at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Islander Photos: J.L. Robertson


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It's not bowling for high scores as much as it's bowl-
ing for fun at the O'Connor Bowling Challenge.
Several in attendance said it's their favorite event all
year better than the annual auction gala that benefits the
Anna Maria Island Community Center. Of course, it's not
the dressy, formal affair that the annual auction has be-
come, it's just dam good fun at the bowling challenge.
Nevertheless, Bill and George O'Connor's 11th an-
nual tourney to raise funds for sports equipment and pro-
grams at the Center managed to produce a record number
-of bowlers and dollars.
The twin hosts added up more than $8,000 and 230
bowlers Saturday night. The event netted $5,772, includ-
ing $20 donations for bowling, a $1,600 gift from the pro-
ceeds of the Croiswait Fishing Tournament and The Is-
lander newspaper's TV raffle and a raffle of miscella-
neous prizes.
Winner of the 32-inch big, big TV was Anna Maria
Island Privateer Gregory "Ship Rek" Davidson. High se-
ries bowler for the men was Charlie Williamson with 596.
High men's game was Chuck Steams' score of 223. In the
women's trophy competition, Liz Andricks had high se-
ries with 513 and Amy Nelson had the top score of 210.
The battle for Gutter King and Queen honors was
won, er, lost?, by Fritz Dahlberg with a low score of 71
and Renee Bannigan with 54.
Prizes were awarded at a "full-deck" reception at the
Beach House restaurant following the bowling adventure
at AMF Bradenton Lanes on Cortez Road.
The Islander newspaper sponsors the annual event.

Roser thrift shop opening
The Roser Guild thrift shop in Anna Maria City is
reopening Saturday, Sept. 1, after a month of reclama-
tion and reorganization.
The shop at 513 Pine Ave. will open at 9 a.m. for sales
and will be offering welcoming refreshments. Hours of the
shop this fall are 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday and Thurs-
days and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays. Donations will be ac-
cepted Wednesdays from 9 to 11 a.m.
Further information may be obtained at 779-2733.


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Fire commissioners have unanimously approved i
a $3.3 million 2001-02 budget for the West Mana-
tee Fire & Rescue District.
The budget adds seven new firefighters to help
the district meet the U.S. Occupational Safety and
Health Administration's new standards for respira- -
tory protection of firefighters.
This new standard requires teams responding to
any fire that cannot be controlled by portable fire ex-
tinguishers to have two firefighters operating inside
the structure as well as two firefighters outside that F a
Florida ho
can rescue the inside team, if necessary.
The standard is expected to be adopted by Democratic
Florida sometime this year. In order for the WMFR was the gue8
to comply, six personnel would be required at the Bradenton B
scene of an incident prior to entry. Manatee Un
WMFR Chief Andy Price said, "The budget is
based on adding six new firefighters and the tax rate Member
we agreed to with the governor's office last year." Voluntee
Last year the WMFR District Board of Commis- tee County
sioners passed a resolution to limit the 2001-02 tax Acquisition
increase be no higher than the personal income terms will ad
growth average for the past five years. "matters rel
According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, management
the average rate for the past five years was 5.9 per- ming for acq
cent. This is the rate the board approved for its tax There ar
increase for the 2001-02 budget. filled by eith
Price also added an incentive for paramedics to resident.
the budget. Price said it's a pay incentive to encour- Meeting
age paramedics to keep up their skills and stay in month.
Manatee County. For moi
The district's operating budget is $3,398,020. up Manatee C(
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)peful stomps local
gubernatorial candidate Lois Frankel, minority leader of the Florida House of Representatives,
st of the Democratic Women's Club of Manatee County at dinner at the Beach House restaurant in
Reach following a tour that included a stop at Lakewood Ranch High School and a reception at
itarian-Universalist Fellowship. Islander Photo: J.L. Robertson


rs sought for county board
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ated to environmental land acquisition and
t, and recreational planning and program-
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e 11 vacancies on the board; one must be
er an Anna Maria Island or Longboat Key

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Goose Culbreath was guest of honor at his 85th birthday party in Cortez on Aug. 25, but that didn't stop him
from headlining the entertainment. Holding his trademark fiddle, he's between songs and having a big laugh
with son Lloyd, far right. Other members of the musical entrouage included members of Night Train, left,
Norm Bickford, Goose, Leo Galle, Mike Sinn on bass, Lloyd, and Matt Godwin with his back to the camera.
They were joined by 75 or so family members and friends for a grand potluck luncheon featuring fried mullet
and hush puppies. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy


Rock climb coming to Publix
this weekend
"The Giant Rock Climbing Wall" will be at
Publix Saturday and Sunday, Sept. I and 2, as a
fundraiser for United Way.
John Palmer said he will bring his 25-foot-
high portable rock wall to the Publix parking lot
at 3900 East Bay Drive. Holmes Beach, for young
and old to test their climbing skills.
The wall is aboard a trailer, he said, and "you
push a button and it rises hydraulically, complete
with all safety rigging to make it stable."
There's personal stability for climbers, too, he
said they are in harness with cable attached,
and they couldn't fall more than a few inches if
they tried. There are three routes up the rock, so
three climbers can ascend at once.
The cost is $5 per climb, which takes three or
four minutes. The event will be open from 11 a.m.
until 4 p.m. both days.
Publix is offering hot dogs, ice cream and
sodas, with profits going to United Way.
This is the first such assignment from Publix,
Palmer said, but his Within Reach Climbing Inc.
hopes for more such fundraisers.
The climbers won't be alone at the site: Plato
the Publix Dinosaur will be on hand, too.

Support grows for reef plate
Four hundred people have come forth with support
for a special license plate for artificial reefs, but he
must have thousands soon, Bob Dunning said.
He is Mote Marine Laboratory's designated reef li-
cense boss, in charge of getting the word out and the re-
sponses in for the licenses to help fund reef programs.
Mote is spearheading the campaign, designed to
benefit reef research, education and protection. At least
15,000 vehicle owners must say they would buy such
a plate for the state to issue the license. The special
plate would cost $25 in addition to the regular fee.
The money is to go into a reef trust fund being set
up by Mote.
Mote has a form with which to register support,
and it also may be accomplished by computer via
Mote's Web page, www.mote.org

Applications sought
The Holmes Beach Board of Adjustment is seek-
ing a member to serve as an alternate.
The board reviews and decides upon applications
for variance requests.
An alternate member will be asked to participate in
board of adjustment proceedings in the event that a
regular member is unable to attend.
For more information, call 708-5833.


Bradenton Beach adds bucks to
fight against Perico development
Bradenton Beach officials have ponied up
$2,319.50 to help offset funds paid on behalf of Con-
cerned Citizens of Manatee County to fight high-rise
condominiums on Perico Island.
Dr. John Sharp, representing CCMC, requested
the funds from the Bradenton Beach City Commis-
sion. The total is one-quarter the amount paid for a
transcript of the administrative hearing the group
brought against Bradenton and Arvida Co., the de-
veloper which wants to build 898 condos on Perico,
some in 10-story structures.
Manatee County has already reimbursed CCMC
for one-quarter of the transcript costs. Anna Maria
City and Holmes Beach will be requested to finan-
cially pitch in next month.
Sharp said total legal fees have topped $130,000
to date, with more money expected to be expended
as the legal battle continues.


Cortez mail survey asks
homeowners what they want
A survey asking Cortez property owners only -
not renters what they want the future of the village
to be will be mailed soon.
The survey is the next step in drafting changes to
Manatee County zoning laws to regulate land use
within the historic fishing village. Janet Hoffman,
manager of the Cortez Waterfront Florida committee,
compiled the survey questions and will correlate the re-
sults.
The survey follows a "re-visioning" session last
month in the village, which drew about 50 people to
spend a Saturday afternoon talking about what they
wanted Cortez to look like in the future.
Survey questions fine-tune the re-visioning meeting.
Cortez is divided into two areas, south and west, and spe-
cific uses for each are posed. Appropriate or inappropri-
ate use ranges from restaurants to museums to water-de-
pendent uses. Marina use is also questioned, with number
of slips and dry storage facilities to be specified.
Hoffman's main debate in all the public questioning:
"What is appropriate for the Cortez waterfront?"
During the re-visioning session last month, resi-
dents and renters agreed to some bare essentials: keep-
ing the trailer park south of Cortez Road, retaining
water-dependent uses in the village and allowing
single-family homes to remain in the village.
Last week, members of the Cortez Waterfront
Florida committee agreed to have the survey sent only
to property owners. The decision irritated some resi-
dents, particularly longtime renters, in the village,
whose landlords are absentee owners. Less than 140
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Artworks at library, September
schedule announced
Longtime Islander Rudy Spinoza's recreations in
oil of paintings of the masters will be exhibited during
September at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
Another art display at the library will be "Shell Spir-
its and Wood Sprites" by Robin Rhodes.
Spinoza has lived in Holmes Beach for 30 years.
He studied art at the Pratt Institute, New York City, and
worked in portraits with Raphael Soyer at the Anna
Maria Island Art League.
His exhibition will include some of his reproductions
of works by Monet, Cezanne, Vermeer and Van Gogh.
Other features at the library during September:
Monday. Sept. 10, 17, 24, Internet class for begin-
ners, 8:30 to 10 a.m., registration required.
Tuesday, Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25, veterans service of-
ficer available for interviews I to 4 p.m., by appoint-
ment (749-3030).
Wednesday, Sept. 5, 12, 19. 26, Family
Storytime, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, Friends
Book Club, 10:30 a.m.
Thursday and Friday, Sept. 13, 14, AARP 55 Alive
driving course, noon to 4 p.m., registration required
(776-1158).
Saturday. Sept. 8, origami class, 10:30 a.m.
The library opens at 10 daily except Sunday, clos-
ing at 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, 6 p.m. Tuesday
and Thursday, 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Further in-
formation may be obtained by calling 778-6341.

Golfers, sponsors sought by
chamber for tournament
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce is
looking for sponsors, golfers and just those who enjoy
a contest for the chamber's annual fundraiser at Wood-
lands Golf Course in Ellenton Oct. 13.
Businesses can sponsor a tee for $100 or a green
for $50, said the chamber. Golfers can make up their
own foursome or be placed in one.
It opens with breakfast at 8 a.m.. shotgun starts
beginning at 9 a.m. and awards lunch at noon. Cost is
S50 per person and the registration deadline is Sept. 30.
Tournament sponsor is Time Warner.
Details and registration form may be obtained by
calling 778-1541 or 778-6066.


New artists featured in
September at Artists Guild
Several new artists will be featured next
month at the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island.
Sunny Werner will show her mixed-media
works.
Norval Fishvogt, former jeweler and watch-
maker from Indiana, will show his watercolors.
His work has been shown in galleries throughout
Indiana.
Neil Redmond will also show his watercolors.
He worked for General Motors, and is a graduate
of Ohio State University and the Chicago Institute
of Fine Arts.
Cheryl Jorgenson will exhibit her watercolors.
From Valrico, she has shown her work throughout
the United States, Europe and the Caribbean. The
Trinidad native's works "display the disparities of
the warmth of her native land, her life in the north-
ern climes of Denmark and her love of tropical
Florida," according to the guild.
The Artists Guild is located at 5414 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Further information may be
obtained at 778-6694.


Parenting support group
meets Aug. 29 at Center
The Anna Maria Island Community Center Parent
Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug.
29, at the Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
Shirley Romberger, the Center's family therapist,
will facilitate. Participants receive pizza and
babysitting is available for those who call ahead. Reg-
istration is suggested by calling the Center at 778-1908.

Coast Guard auxiliary offers
boating skills program
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 81 will conduct a
boating skills and seamanship program at 7 p.m. Tues-
day, Sept. 4, at Manatee Technical Institute, 5603 34th
St. W., Bradenton.
Materials will be included in the $25 cost of the
program, said Raymond Votava of the flotilla. Details
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Madelyn A. Green
Madelyn A. Green, 84, of Bradenton, died Aug. 25.
Born in Boston. Mrs. Green came to Manatee
County from Brighton. Mich., in 1961. She was a
member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Visitation was Aug. 28. Mass will be at 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 29. at the church, 3100 26th St. W.,
Bradenton. Burial will be in Palmetto. Brown and Sons
Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by sons John G. of Holmes Beach.
Douglas K. Meadus of Dearborn, Mich., and Robert L.
Meadus of St. Petersburg; brothers Donald Schindler
ot Whitmore Lake. Mich., and George Schindler of
Milton. Mass.; and four grandchildren.

Jack 'Jerry' Grushoff
Jack "Jerry" Grushoff of Bradenton died Aug. 25.
Born in Detroit, Mr. Grushoff came to Manatee
County from there. He owned a nursery and later
worked at Frank's Nursery in Bradenton. He served in
the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a mem-
ber of the Masons and B'nai Brith.
Visitation and services were held in Farmington
Hills. Mich. Memorial contributions may be made to
the American Cancer Society, 18505 W. 12 Mile Road,
Southfield MI 48076, or to the Betty Grushoff Library
Fund in care of Na'Mat U.S.A., 29500 Greenfield Road
No. 2050, Oak Park MI 48237.
He is survived by wife Ann; daughters Janice
Welch of Anna Maria Island and Claudia Cotter of
Waterford, Mich.; son Kerry of Farmington Hills; and
nine grandchildren.

David P. Kelly
David P. Kelly, 72, of Bradenton Beach, died Aug.
5.
Born in Utica, N.Y., Mr. Kelly was a longtime resi-


dent of Bradenton Beach
who attended almost all city
commission meetings. He
served in World War II and
the Korean War. He was a
member of Harvey Memo-
rial Community Church,
Bradenton Beach.
Memorial services will
be held at a later date at the
church.
He is survived by son
David and many friends.


Kelly


Leon Milowski Jr.
Leon Milowski Jr., of Ellenton, died Aug. 23.
Born in West Hampton, N.Y., Mr. Milowski came to
Manatee County from Riverhead, N.Y., in 1987. He was
a grocery store manager. He was a member of the Moose
Lodge, Bradenton Beach. He served in the U.S. Navy
during World War II. He was a member of the American
Legion, the Palmetto Lions Club, and a lifetime member
of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 15 in Ruskin. He
attended Faith Lutheran Church, Palmetto.
Services were Aug. 25 at Kicliter Funeral Home,
Palmetto. Burial was in Florida National Cemetery,
Bushnell. Memorial contributions may be made to the
American Heart Association, P.O. Box 21475, St. Pe-
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He is survived by wife Lois; daughters Darlene
Stepnowsky of Cutchogue, N.Y., and Leona Sawicki of
Bradenton; sons Robert of Roslyn, N.Y., and Kevin of
Mattituck, N.Y.; sisters Grace Lanahan of Fort Lauder-
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Charles of Baltimore, Frank of Mattituck, and John of
Riverhead; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grand-
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Lois Daisy Bond died

Sunday, Aug. 25
Lois Bond cared about her friends on Anna
Maria Island as much as family and everyone
she encountered became "family."
She died alone in her mobile home in
Bradenton Beach Sunday, but she won't be for-
gotten.
A brother was expected to arrive to make ar-
rangements on Tuesday and friends expect to hold
a memorial service at a later date.
We'd like to share this 1999 Islander story by
David Futch as our tribute to Lois Bond:



Perennial Island

favorite
You don't need a calendar on Anna Maria Island
to tell what holiday is coming up.
Just keep an eye out for Bond. Lois Bond.
Anywhere she goes on the Island, Bond is rec-
ognized and has a smile for everyone. Complete
strangers don't stay that way for long.
Last week a friend took her to Palmetto just to
get away and the first watering hole they went into,
four people came over to say hello to their longtime
friend.
When holidays sneak up, people know the occa-
sion when they see Lois.
"My husband died on Christmas day many years
ago and instead of sitting around feeling sorry for
myself, I dressed up as Mrs. Santa Claus and went
to all the nursing homes to cheer people up," she
said. "It just ballooned from there and now I cel-
ebrate every holiday by dressing up in the theme of
the day."
For St. Patrick's Day there's a green leprechaun
outfit. On Mother's Day, Bond will don a
broadbrimmed hat.
"I have a pumpkin head for Halloween and
Thanksgiving. Red, white and blue for the Fourth of
July and Veterans Day," Lois said. "All red for
Valentine's Day. Mrs. Santa Claus for Christmas
and for Christmas in July, I even have a captain's
outfit for my boat."


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Lois Daisy Bond celebrated 68 years in fine style in
1999, jeweled tiara and all, and looking as lovely as
afresh daisy.

Lois (middle name Daisy) was born and raised
on a farm in Caldwell, Ohio, on April 25, 1931. She
was married to James Bond. "He was my 007 and a
half." She and 007 1/2 moved to Bradenton in 1952,
living at the Braden Castle Trailer Park.. Lois moved
to Anna Maria in 1979, bought a houseboat and
firmly planted herself as an Islander.
She and the others who live on "houseboat row"
at Galati Marine in Anna Maria have spruced up the
little island at the stern of their vessels. Lois's con-
tribution was one of downtown St. Petersburg's fa-
mous green benches that politicians, in their infinite
wisdom, decided to do away with years ago.
Lois has been a regular at the Rod & Reel Pier
for two decades. It got to a point where the owner
would let her work for tips and she often would be
the first person there in the morning. She would
make coffee and sling hash.


"The Rod & Reel is my tranquilizer. Take that
away from me and I would curl up and die. I don't
help serve any more but they do let me fold napkins
and do other small jobs," she said. "It's an important
place for a lot of people. Even if you don't catch a
fish, just holding a pole is good therapy. Besides,
you meet people from all over the world. Very inter-
esting."
Lois believes Anna Maria Island and its resi-
dents have a lot in common with the Rod & Reel.
"The Island is laid back. You feel safe out here.
People are friendly. Just a nice place to live. There's
nothing wrong with an island. It's people that make
a place," she said. "It's a lot like the difference be-
tween Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key. The
people on Longboat are completely different than us.
They have their world and we have ours. And ours
is better."
One of Lois' favorite Rod & Reel stories con-
cerns original owner Frank Cavendish. It's a story
about the idiosyncracies of Islanders and the basic
motto "my way or the highway."
"Frank was cooking eggs one morning on the
grill and he had them all lined up and they were all
cooked the same," she said. "Well, some women
came in and one wanted eggs benedict, one wanted
scrambled, one sunnyside, one poached. Frank gath-
ered up all the eggs on a plate and told them, 'You
have it the same way or you don't get them at all.'
"He went outside and dumped them in the water
and he never served breakfast again.
"Those are the kind of things I miss. The only
thing that's changed about the Rod & Reel is you
don't see all the oldtimers you used to see. It's sad."
Some of the changes to the. Island Lois consid-
ers extreme have more to do with geography than
with people.
For example, the beach went out 300 to 350 feet
when she first came and was lined with coconut
palms that later were killed by a blight.
SShe says the visitors who come here now haven't
changed. Maybe more foreigners, but they come for
the same reason as everyone else.
"The people that come here now are the same
kind of people that have been coming here forever,"
she said.
"They would no more think about living on
Longboat or Siesta Key than going to the North Pole.
Anna Maria Island is their security blanket and be-
lieve me, people cry when they have to go back
home no matter where that other home is."


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Welsh troupe added to Island Players schedule


Eleven players from Glamorgan, Wales, will spend
a weekend on Anna Maria Island again in mid-Octo-
ber to bring a special program to the Island Players
theater.
The Welsh performers will stage "Lord Arthur
Savile's Crime" Friday through Sunday, Oct. 19-21, at the
theater at 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria City, said
Marilyn Moroni, Island Players president. Tickets are $10.
The Players will open its regular season, its 53rd
season, with "Blithe Spirit" on Oct. 5 and wind it up
five plays later on May 19 with "Key for Two."
The visitors are really revisitors, said Ruth Stevens.
who has been a Players stalwart for years and knows
the Welsh troupe well. They have been here every
couple of years since the late 1970s, she said, and she
and other Players have visited them in Wales.
A major difference between their artistic envi-
ronment and the Island's. she said, is that the Welsh
don't have their own theater and neither do most


other community groups anywhere but in the United
States.
"They have to find places to put on shows," she
said. "Schools, municipal buildings, often in summer
outdoors."
The visitors have toured Europe, Japan, Korea and
other receptive countries, she said. Most work for the
government in Wales and some are retirees. Their
Welsh accents are of varying weight, she noted, with
the language being revived and taught in schools and
used along with English on public signs.
The rest of the Island Players 53rd season's pro-
gram:
"Blithe Spirit" by Noel Coward, Oct. 5-14 -
Charles Condomine invites Madame Arcati to dinner
so he can use her jargon in a book which will ridicule
practitioners in the occult. She gives his guests plenty
to laugh at, and more.
"Smoke and Mirrors" by Will Osborne and An-


thony Herrera, Nov. 30-Dec. 9 (auditions 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 7) After the gun goes off and a bloody body is
left over from a movie rehearsal, the scene changes and
changes until Sheriff Leroy Lumpkin sets it all straight.
"37 Postcards" by Michael McKeever, Jan. 18-
Feb. 3 (auditions 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2) Avery comes
home after eight years abroad and finds his peculiar
relatives even more odd than they were when he left,
and he has problems learning why.
"California Suite" by Neil Simon, March 15-April
1 (auditions Jan. 20) A humorous medley in four
parts, focusing in turn on visitors from New York,
Philadelphia, London and Chicago, giving the Simon
wit and irony full range.
"Key for Two" by John Chapman and Dave Free-
man, May 10-19 (auditions March 17) Harriet takes
two married lovers to support her elegant Brighton flat,
which goes well until one breaks a leg and can't be
moved.


Whirl of activity
Teens from the Anna Maria Island Community Center created a flurry of
activity as they picked up trash along Bayfront Park in Anna Maria. The
teens will return once a month to keep the shoreline free of debris.
Islander Photos: Diana Bogan.


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with Ranch Dressing, Steamed Rice, Fruit
Wednesday, Sept. 5
Lunch: Spaghetti with Meat Sauce or Cheese-
burger with Tater Tots, Chef Salad with Dress-
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Thursday, Sept. 6
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza or Corndog, Chef Salad
with Dressing. Fresh Broccoli and Cauliflower,
Fruit
Friday, Sept. 7
Lunch: Chicken Wings or Hamburger, Chef
Salad, Mixed Vegetables, Fruit
Juice and milk are served with every meal.


Elementary School

menu
Monday, Sept. 3
Holiday
Tuesday, Sept. 4
Breakfast: Blueberry Muffin, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: BBQ Rib Sandwich or Chicken Wings, Fresh
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Wednesday, Sept. 5
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Officers selected for Island Middle School Parent Organization


By Laurie Krosney
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from similar groups at other schools.
School Director Jeanne Shell told parents at a
meeting Aug. 21 that she has heard over and over that
parents feel discouraged from participating at King and
Sugg middle schools.
"We want to stay a little different from the tradi-
tional middle school, so the board of trustees voted to
call our parent organization a PAC, which stands for
Parent Action Committee," Shell said.
Shell said she had been told that the best way to get
committed officers for the parent group was to ask for
volunteers, and after some hesitation and delay, four


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people came forward to serve as officers of the new PAC.
They are President Cathi MacKenzie, Vice Presi-
dent Pam Bertrand, Secretary Carol Carnell and Trea-
surer'Beverly Beaver.
Several other parents volunteered to head up com-
mittees. Kim Orr will be in charge of fundraising,
Tracey Thorne will serve as volunteer coordinator and
Genie Saller volunteered to be the food coordinator.
At the meeting, IMS Executive Director Noranne
Hutcheson welcomed the more than 20 parents who
showed up for the meeting.
"We had a wonderful first week," she said. "There
were some transportation glitches, and we were a couple
of lunches short, but all in all, things went great."
Hutcheson said the Manatee County School Board,
which provides transportation to the school, has agreed
to meet with the Island Middle School to see if the
school's transportation plan can be streamlined.
At this point, students of the charter school are
bused to middle schools on the mainland and are bused
from there to IMS's location at Island Baptist Church.
Hutcheson said some students are spending almost two
hours a day on buses.
Hutcheson also spoke to parents about testing done
by the school which shows some serious gaps in some
students' knowledge.
"For example, one student got an 80 in math on the
FCAT, which is a pretty high score, and we found out
that student doesn't even know the multiplication
tables. Now we can work with that student one-on-one
to correct that deficit," Hutcheson said.
Shell said the enrollment is presently at 40 stu-
dents. "We had 52 enrolled, but only 40 showed up. We
still have some slots available on a first-come, first-
served basis, so talk it up with your neighbors. We be-
lieve the best way to let people know what we're about
is word of mouth," Hutcheson said.
"We aren't a large group, but we will grow," Shell
said.
The PAC then broke up into smaller groups to sign
up for volunteer areas that interested them. Plans are
afoot for a Spring Fling, and a date for Back-to-School
Night was announced for Sept. 11. The event will al-
low parents to follow their children's schedules, meet
their teachers, and discover what each teacher requires
of the students.
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MacKenzie, president; and Pain Bertrand, vice presi-
dent. The officers were selected at the PAC's first
meeting Aug. 21. Islander Photo: Laurie Krosney


Elementary School
calender of events
Anna Maria Elementary School students have
been back at school for two weeks and already
have a full calender of events. Parents and commu-
nity members are encouraged to mark the follow-
ing dates on their personal calendars.
Monday, Sept. 3: Labor Day, school holiday.
Thursday, Sept. 6: school pictures.
Tuesday, Sept. 11: Parent-Teacher Organization
dinner at 5 p.m. and meeting at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 12: progress reports go home.
Friday, Sept. 28: "Reptile Man" assemblies, ten-
tative for 12:30 and 1:30 p.m.
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ementary school events, tune into WAME 1610 on
your AM radio dial, or call the administrative of-
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A FEW MORE
FAVORITES FROM
THE ISLANDER'S 2001
TOP NOTCH PHOTO
CONTEST


Cathy Caserta, Holmes Beach, took this turtle
picture while in Tampa.


Sharon Townsend of Bradenton pictured a llama "kissing" Lauren Townsend in Vermont.


Jan Brinker, Bradenton, took this picture of grand- ____:-
son Jacob, 4, after he caught a crab at the Rod & John Fara, Aiin. ,liia,. caught these two in the surf
Reel Pier. off.Aima Maria island.


Michael "Finny" Wood took these shots of Michael
Wood and Grace Bowers, "sitting on the porch
swing, taking in the sights. "All are from Cortez.


Celeste Lawson of Bradenton captured this beautiful bloom while visiting Victoria, British Colum-
bia.Too good to be true, nners
Too good to be true, runners-up


There were several hundred pictures to choose
from throughout the eight-week Top Notch 2001
Photo Contest in The Islander, but there could only
be eight winners. These photos were the judges' fa-
vorite runners-up, among many more too numerous


to feature.
Flowers and kids dominated the entries, along
with wildlife, sunsets and Anna Maria's beaches.
And to all those who didn't win, try again next
year. Keep shooting!


Charlotte Kuropaburn took this picture of her banana
tree in her Venice backyard.





THE ISLANDER M AUGUST 29, 2001 0 PAGE 19


Streetlife


Island police reports
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pliance. Deputies responded to an alarm and secured
the area. An alarm compliance card was left at the resi-
dence.
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disturbance. The sheriffs office was called by a couple
having an argument. According to the report, deputies
advised the couple to separate for the evening.

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Aug. 15, 2000 block of Gulf Drive North, DUI.
Robert Blackmon. 37, of Holmes Beach, was arrested
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Aug. 17, 1800 block of Gulf Drive North, domes-
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Dolphins win! Dolphins win!


When Dolphin quarterback Greg Lowman boot-
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first-ever touchdown at 5:37 in the first quarter, it relieved
the pressure of carrying a two-ton Dolphin, er, monkey,
on their backs. It also opened up the floodgates for the
formerly offensive-challenged Island football team.
The Dolphins would score 33 more points in the
game to take an impressive 39-0 win over the Steelers.
The conquest was a total team victory, with the offense
executing efficiently, the defense dominating the line
of scrimmage, and special teams covering their lanes
and tackling effectively in the open field.
Coach Tom Moore was pleased with his team's
play, but didn't want to get too excited over one win.
"The kids were solid, but we're a better team than the
Steelers. We've got a lot of work ahead of us before we
catch up to some of the stronger teams in this league,
but we're headed in the right direction."
The game opened with the Steelers on offense, but
that didn't last long. Dolphin defensive tackle Steve
Faasse forced a fumble that was recovered by Eric
Whitley. On the Dolphins' first play from scrimmage,
tailback Sam Lott ripped off a 30-yard run on a sweep
and followed with a seven-yard run to the 17-yard line.
Lott again got the call, but was stopped for no gain.
A personal foul on the Steelers' defense moved the ball
to the seven where Lowman easily ran it in for a 6-0
lead. The Dolphins' first extra-point attempt was
stuffed by Steeler defensive tackle Terrance Lilly.
The Steelers offense again took the field, but once
again it wasn't for long because Lott stepped up to inter-
cept Johnny Brice's pass in the middle to give the Dol-
phins the ball. Lott got the call on first down and scam-
pered 38 yards on a counter play for a 12-0 lead with 5:23
remaining in the first quarter.
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the quarter and the Steelers looked as if they were go-
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After an incomplete pass, the Dolphins sent Tyler
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penalty tacked on another five yards, making it second
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terback Lowman took care of business by running it in
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The Steelers offense wasn't on the field for very
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Darrion Bundrage, giving the Dolphins the ball on the
35-yard line.
Lott got the call and ripped off a 32-yard run fol-
lowed by a 27-yarder that took him to the 12-yard line.
Fullback Andrew Sutton then bruised his way for five
yards on first down followed by a four-yard run by
Lowman, setting up third and short. Reserve tailback
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down run and a 24-0 lead. Lowman found Lott with the
extra-point pass to give the Dolphins a 25-0 lead with
2:20 left in the half.
The Steelers then had what turned out to be their best
chance at scoring on the Dolphins when Steeler running
back Jaron Bundrage broke free for a 20-yard gain that
would have gone farther were it not for a touchdown-sav-
ing tackle by free safety Lott. They tried to run 15 again,
but Faasse bulldogged his way into the backfield to tackle
him for a loss as the first half came to a close.
The Dolphins picked up right where they left off in
the first half. Lowman scampered for 15 yards on the
first play of the second half, but it was negated by a
holding penalty which pushed them back 10 yards.
Facing first and 20, Lowman sprinted back with
the snap. looking like he was going to bootleg
around the left end. Instead, he stopped abruptly and
threw a nice pass in the right flat to Lott, who out-
ran the field for a 65-yard touchdown pass. Sutton
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DOLPHINS, FROM PAGE 20
bulled his way into the end zone for the extra point
and a 32-0 lead.
The Steelers crossed midfield once more, but that
was again snuffed out by the Dolphin D. On second and
12. Brice dropped back to pass, but Faasse broke
through the line to sack the Steeler quarterback for a
loss of 12. ending any hopes of a Steeler comeback.
The Dolphins took over and put the game away
with one last score, a four-yard run by Charlie
Woodson set up by a 17-yard run by Schweitzer. Sutton
ran in the extra point to complete the 39-0 victory.
Lott led all rushers with 102 yards on only five
carries, while also catching two passes for 69 yards. He
scored two touchdowns.
Lowman finished with 38 yards rushing and two
TDs, while also passing for 75 yards and one touch-


Safety Sam Lott wraps up Steeler running back
Brody Kraft as Andrew Sutton trails the play.

down. Schweitzer added 25 yards on the ground and
one TD while Woodson added one rushing touchdown.
The entire Dolphin defense, led by Lott with sev-
eral tackles and one interception and Whitley's two
sacks and a pass breakup, is to be commended for its
physical play. Faasse, Cole, Wickersham and Schield
each had sacks on the day.
Next up for the Dolphins is a night game on Thurs-
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Anna Maria Day

set at ball park
Tickets are on sale now for the Tampa Bay Devil
Rays game that sponsors hope will be the first of many
Anna Maria Island Days at the team's St. Petersburg
Tropicana Field.
The tickets are $10 for the game plus $15 for bus
transportation, though most attending are expected
to use their own transport to Tropicana Field in St.
Petersburg. The tickets are good for seats in the "Pri-
vate Beach" section, the upper deck behind left field,
for the game with the New York Yankees Sept. 15.
Tickets are available at the sponsoring Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria City. The Center gets $5 of each ticket.
Breakfast will be served by Brian's Sunnyside
Up Cafe at the Center for $5 from 7:30 until 10:30
a.m. on game day. Anna Maria Day begins at 12:30
p.m. at Tropicana.
Twenty-five Island youngsters, most of them
from the Center's after-school program, will sing
"Take Me Out to the Ball Game" during the seventh-
inning stretch, said Center athletic director Scott
Dell. They will practice their singing at the Center
before leaving for the game, and on the bus on the
way there.
Devil Rays cameras will show Island fans on the
"diamond vision" display screen during the festivities.
Center representatives are selling tickets with an
added incentive the person who sells the most tick-
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Florida factoids: history does indeed repeat itself


There are a couple of new books out about Florida.
Although they don't have a whole lot of info about
Southwest Florida, both are interesting if you're any
sort of Florida factoid collector.
"200 Quick Looks At Florida History" is by James
C. Clark. He offers insights into the state's political,
tourist and environmental peccadilloes. For example,
Florida's recent presidential election debacle is the
second such screwup in our history.
The year was 1876. "On election day," Clark writes,
"Democratic candidate Samuel Tilden led the popular
vote and had 184 electoral votes, just one short of the num-
ber needed to win. Louisiana, South Carolina and Florida
had not reported their results, and it seemed clear that
Tilden would win at least one state and the presidency.
The Republican candidate, Rutherford B. Hayes, was
about to give up when some Republican leaders convinced
him that all was not lost."
Sound familiar? It gets better.
"In Florida, the situation was confusing. Only 10
of the 39 counties had reported results. Leaders of both
parties sent representatives to the other counties to
make sure no one tampered with the ballot boxes. A
group of Republicans was traveling by train to west
Florida when the train crashed. The Republican gover-
nor said it was the work of Democrats. The first count
of the vote showed Hayes with a 43-vote lead.
"The state elections board, dominated by Repub-
licans, heard challenges to the results and after a month
declared Hayes the winner. The board accepted many
of the Republican challenges and ignored most of the
Democratic challenges.
"There was so much fraud on both sides that it is
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than Hayes.
"The results were sent to Washington, but the
Democrats had one trick left. They sent a second set of
results these showing a Democratic victory to
Washington. Congress ended up with two sets of re-
sults from each of the three Southern states involved in
the controversy."
Then the story gets really good.
"Republican President Ulysses Grant appointed a
15-member commission to come up with a winner. The
commission, which was controlled by Republicans,
voted 8-7 to give all three states and the election to
Hayes. In return, Hayes removed the last federal troops
from the South. Republicans, who had gained consid-
erable power during Reconstruction, saw their regimes
collapse without the federal troops. The Democrats
retook control of Florida and kept the governor's man-
sion until 1967."
Clark also chronicles the need for protecting mana-
tees in 1760.
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Manatees were harvested and their numbers de-
clined sharply until 1890, when a guy named Martin
Heade shamed the Florida government into protecting
them. In a caustic 1896 letter, Heade wrote:
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book about Florida's waters. "Seasons of the Sea"
breaks the state into six elements, describing distinctive
characteristics of each. For Southwest Florida, man-
groves, bait fish and tarpon are highlighted.
Tarpon, Humphreys writes, are pretty fascinating fish.
They spawn far offshore in the Gulf of Mexico in May and
June, but no one seems to know exactly where.
"After hatching," Humphreys continues, "tarpon
larvae make their way toward the relative safety of the
estuaries. It takes about six weeks for the larvae to
travel from deep water to the shallows. They arrive in
midsummer at the height of the rainy season. Wet con-
ditions help the I-inch-long larvae travel deep into the
mangroves and creeks.
"Tarpon larvae have a head and tail that look some-
what like an adult's, but these parts are separated by a
body that is a long, transparent ribbon. Apparently, the
larvae do not eat. They stay in this state of development
for several months much longer than other fish -
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Reds, trout hot; grouper action still excellent


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Fishing continues to be excellent in local waters
right now, with redfish, trout and Spanish mackerel ac-
tion rated excellent. Offshore, fishing couldn't be bet-
ter for grouper and snapper and if you're lucky, dol-
phin. as demonstrated by a group of fishers who joined
Bill Peery on his prize trip with Capt. Chris Galati.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide out of
Holmes Beach had the catch of the week with a 30-
pound red grouper caught on the first trip on his new
boat. He's also catching lots of snapper up to 4 pounds.
Capt. Curt Morrison and Capt. Ryan Hackney
on the Neva-Miss brought in lots of red and gag grou-
per, lane and mangrove snapper, plus some really nice-
sized dolphin, bearing out the fact that offshore fishing
is excellent right now.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's Bait and Tackle in Cortez said redfish is the
Number I hit in the backwater. Other fishing features
include snook, trout, and flounder, plus Spanish mack-
erel off the beaches.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said off-
shore grouper fishing couldn't get any better. Mackerel
are thick right now, and in the bays look for redfish and
trout. Bill also predicts that this year's snook season
should be a good one.
Fishers at the Anna Maria City Pier report good
catches of Spanish mackerel in the mornings, a few
mangrove snapper, some small bonnethead sharks, big
redfish and a few flounder.
Dave Johnson at the Snead Island Crab House
reported lots of redfish in Terra Ceia Bay. Fishers are
finding black drum around the docks along the Mana-


tee River, and there are also lots of blacktip and
bonnethead sharks being boated.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business said he's
finding lots and lots of Spanish mackerel, mangrove
snapper, small sharks and redfish on the seagrass flats.
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
wade fishers are doing better than boat anglers when it
comes to trout. Shrimp are starting to get bigger, he
added, and should be of fair size come the start of
snook season on Sept. I.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said pier anglers
were getting into mackerel, snook, redfish, black drum
and there are plenty of big barracuda hanging around
the pilings at the pier.
Capt. Thorn Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he put charters onto redfish up to 26 inches
in length, trout to 20 inches, mackerel to 24 inches and
plenty of snook.
Capt. Mark Bradow said he's still spotting a few
tarpon, plus lots of small bonnethead sharks. He's also
finding trout action to be excellent right now.
On my boat Magic we have been catching lots of
Spanish mackerel, plenty of redfish and mangrove
snapper to 3 pounds in the bays. Good luck and good
fishing.
Capt. Mike Heistand, a 20-year local fishing guide,
takes fishing reports (leave message) at 779-9607. Pic-
tures of your catch are also welcome and may be dropped
off at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive. Holmes Beach
(night slot after hours). Please identify persons in the pic-
ture along with information on the catch and a name and
phone number for more information. Pictures may be re-
trieved once they appear in the paper.


All smiles for mahi-mahi
Dave Westerman hooked this 8-pound dolphin while
fishing with Capt. Chris Galati. Westerman joined
Bill Peery on his prize charter last week, the result of
his winning entry in Dr. Scott Kosfeld's duck race
held Aug. 11. The group was fishing for grouper
when along came a school of dolphin to make their
day. Islander Photo: David Futch


SANDSCRIPT, FROM PAGE 22
and actually get smaller instead of larger before becom-
ing juvenile tarpon."

Tuna tales
Speaking of fish migrations, there's a new study
out on bluefin tuna that reveals just how far they travel,
and the distance may be cause for stricter regulation on
their harvest.
The study. headed by a Stanford University re-
searcher, shows that there are apparently two distinct
breeding populations. One group breeds in the Gulf of
Mexico, the other in the Mediterranean. When the fish
reach a certain age, they move to the North Atlantic.
What researchers found of late, though, is that the


Gulf-born fish tend to migrate to the European side of
the ocean, and the Med-born fish moye east to the
American portion of the water. The two groups inter-
act, in other words, and the interaction is presenting a
fishing harvest problem.
It seems that the International Commission for the
Conservation of Atlantic Tunas gosh, there's a group
forjust about anything, isn't there? has set annual fish-
ing quotas in the Western Atlantic at 5.5 million pounds.
The quota is 65 million pounds on the European side. With
our fish visiting their waters, "recovery of bluefin tuna
populations will require increased cooperation among all
nations fishing for bluefin tuna," a researcher said.

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Sandscript factoid
Memo to all commercial fishers: forget mullet,
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Bluefin tuna routinely sells for $45 a pound: One
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Business


Web site expands
to promote all of Island
A Web site launched five years ago to answer
visitor's questions has grown to include Anna Maria
Island and beyond.
Ken Gerry started it to respond to questions at his
White Sands Resort Apartments in Holmes Beach, then
added a restaurant locator, golfers' guide, maps of at-
tractions and so on.
The traffic at the Web site got so heavy he decided
to include all Island accommodations that wanted in,
opening up Web pages for them with applicable fees.
His site lists 150 restaurants now, Gerry said, from
Sarasota through Bradenton and St. Petersburg. But it
stresses Anna Maria.
His site is at 2fla.com. His e-mail address is
visitflorida@aol.com

Appointed
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She will headquarter at the
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hahiniantee Ave. W., Bradenton.


Realty raves
Top producers for Coldwell Banker Residential
Real Estate Inc. during July at its Anna Maria Island
office in Holmes Beach have been announced by the
company. Leading in new listings were Jim and Barb
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and Alice Ohme of the Manatee Avenue outlet. John E.
McCormick led sales at Longboat Key and Linda
Hoffman at the Manatee Avenue office.
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Inc. top
performers at the Anna Maria office in July were Jim
and Barb Vitale, new listings; Laura McGeary, unit
sales; and Rose Schnoerr, sales volume.

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(941) 761-9808 (24 hours) or (800) 559-8025.

I CHASE
I r Manhattan Mortgage Corporation


Established 2001
New management has
Settled in to new
Routines at Head to
Toe Salon since Mary
Ann Speciale's
purchase of the
Holmes Beach salon.
Salon staff, left to
right, are Sue Ratliff
Judy Zoss, Speciale,
Ashley Baeder and
SKay Thibaut. The
salon is located in the
Anna Maria Centre at
3220 East Bay Drive,
Holmes Beach. It can
be reached at 778-
.. 0431.



bringing professionals from around the state to take up
key issues and see the latest offerings by 125 vendors
at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort. Highlight
speaker was Gov. Jeb Bush, who discussed issues to
watch during the 2002 session of the legislature.
Attending from here were Frank Davis, Alan Galetto,
Tom Nelson, Nick Patsios, Bill Jones and Jon Kent.

Key chamber president honored
Gail Loefgren, president of the Longboat Chamber of
Commerce, has been named Professional of the Year by
the Florida Association of Chamber Professionals.
She came here from Rochelle, Ill., where she was
chamber director and mayor. She is credited with de-
veloping strong plans for the Longboat chamber, as
well as steady membership growth and education and
legislative programs.

'BEAUTIFUL ISLAND HOME






4





331 Tarpon Street Anna Maria
4BR/2.5BA deep-water canalfront home. Lush,
tropical landscaping with deck and dock. Din-
ing room, pool, large playroom, marble bath,
Jacuzzi tub and much more. Brokers welcome.
$618,900. 778-0361.


YOUR HOMETOWN REALTOR SINCE 1939 03


WARNED REALTY
E-MAIL: AMI@WAGNERREALTY.COM WEBSITE: WAGNERREALTY.COM


SUNNY DUPLEX! On a quiet street just a
block from the bay with nice views. New
ceramic tile and fresh paint. 2BR/1.5BA on
one side and a spacious 1BR/1BA, apart-
ment with fireplace. $269,000. Call Yvonne
Higgins, 778-2246 or 720-3879.


THE BIRD'S NEST. Rare offering of four
spacious 2BR/2BA turnkey furnished
townhomes with unobstructed views of
the Gulf. Unique design, open floor plans
and balconies galore make this property
one-of-a-kind. Call Dave Moynihan 778-
2246 or 779-7976.


CANAL POOL HOME! Boaters dream,
less than 250 feet to the Intracoastal Wa-
terway. 2BR/2BA with two walk-in closets,
spacious greatroom plan. Beautifully fur-
nished, for $379,000. Call Yvonne Higgins
at 778-2246 or 720-3879.


CORTEZ VILLAGE LOT! Cleared on BAYFRONT LOT! Build in this gated WATERFRONT LOT! Build your dream
the SE side of historic Cortez Village. community with deep-water dockage for home on this fabulous large lot overlook-
Build an elevated home on this 133 by up to 40 ft. boats. On Palma Sola Bay with ing the Intracoastal Waterway. This large
132 foot lot and have views of Sarasota water views over protected mangrove 92 by 200 foot lot has riparian rights on
Bay. 400-foot deep fresh-water well in shoreline. $265,000. Call Dave Moynihan deep water! Reduced to $450,000. Call
place. $140,000. Call Anne Miller 778- at 778-2246 or 779-7976 eves. Anne Miller at 778-2246 or 792-6475.
2246 or 792-6475 eves.
2217 GULF DRIVE NORTH BRADENTON BEACH, FL 34217
941 778-2246 800 211-2323


314 Pine Avenue Anna Maria
(941) 779-0732 Toll Free: (866) 779-0732
email: cprice779-0732@aol.com
or jpkenrick@aol.com


OUR LISTINGS DON'T EXPIRE, WE SELL THEM!
RESIDENTIAL
RIVERFRONT 2BR/2BA condo. Boat dock.
clubhouse, elevator. $120,000.
IMPERIAL HOUSE CONDO 2BR, Gull to bayfront.
Gulf view from porch. Heated pool. Turnkey furnished. S 130.000.
DIRECT GULFFRONT 2BR/2BA, sunsets, turnkey
furnished. North Holmes Beach. Call Dolly Young. $425.000.
PERICO SHORES LAKEFRONT
3BR/2BA quality home, room for pool. Furnished. $324,900.
COMMERCIAL
WALGREENS Triple net. AAA. good CAP. S2.65 million.
SUPERMARKET Plus rental income and inventory. S3.150.000.
VACANT CONVENIENCE STORE Sarasota. S419.000.
STYLING SALON Eight stations. 35+ years. $39,000.
RENTALS
VACATION AND SEASONAL AVAILABLE
GULFFRONT CONDOS, HOMES, APARTMENTS
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
tdy41@aol.com *www.tdollyyoungrealestate.com


Carla Price


Jeff Kenrick






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NOTICE: EARLY DEADLINE for the Sept. 5 issue of
The Islander- Friday, Aug. 31, 2 p.m. is the dead-
line for the following Wednesday paper. The Islander
office will be closed Monday, Sept. 3, in observance
of Labor Day. Have a great holiday!
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: 1920 Hickory shaft
and 1950 glass shaft. $75 for both. Call 792-4274.
54-GALLON AQUARIUM. Corner tank with rounded
glass front. Complete saltwater set-up, includes five
fish. Will deliver. $500. Call 794-8677.
SHARP Hi8 VIEWCAM. Model 875. Three-inch color
LCD screen, 220x digital 200m, hi-fi audio, touch
screen controls, extra battery, charger, AV hook-ups.
Less than one year old, in mint condition. Retail $369,
asking $300. 748-6222.
FAMILY SURFBOARD: good to sail or surf, $250.
Coffee machine, $5. Microwave, $25. Call 778-0262,
after 6pm.
REFRIGERATOR: commercial two-door glass cooler
with extra condenser for excellent cooling. 46-wide-
by-76-high-by-28.5-inches deep. $400, or best offer.
778-5320.
FOR SALE: Sofa $85. Antique nightstand $50. King,
queen, and twin bed frames. $10 each. 587-2213.


MANY FAVORS to St. Jude for favors granted.



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VACATION .:
PROPERTIES, LLC
SALES AND RENTALS
Ann (Harmon) Caron
TO BUY ... TO RENT ... TO SELL ...
3001 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
941.778.6849 1.800.778.9599
1 www.islandvacationproperties.com


ROSER THRIFT SHOP reopens Saturday, Sept. 1,
9am-noon. Lots of clearance items will be outdoors.
511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
GARAGE SALE: Saturday, Sept. 1, 9am until tired.
Household items, children's clothes, junk. 524 Spring
Ave., Anna Maria.


LOST: PLATINUM RING with three diamonds in the
vicinity of First Union Bank. Family keepsake. Re-
ward. 778-5819.


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.


1993 FORD CONVERSION VAN. 75,000 miles. Ex-
cellent condition. Like new inside. Clean and ready
to travel. TV/VCR, $13,500. 2917 Avenue C, 778-
5125, or cell phone 704-1791.


FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything
else in The Islander, 778-7978.
LARGE AND LUXURIOUS houseboat for sale,
$70,000. Shown by appointment only. Call for more
information. 704-4133.
2000 KEY WEST: 20 foot, 150 HP Yamaha engine,
15 hours, two year warranty. Perfect condition.
$19,500. Call 778-6724.


DICK MAHER
AND
DAVE JONES
ISLAND SPECIALISTS



Simplify Your Search!
Call anytime for a consultation.


BOAT/TRAILER STORAGE/DOCKAGE. Vacation or
long term. Private ramp, wash-down areas. Minutes
to Intracoastal, Gulf, restaurants, bait. Captain John's
Marina. 792-2620. Bottom painting, rentals, service.
MOHAWK CANOE. 16-foot, many extras. $200 cash.
Call 795-2361.


OPPORTUNITIES: HONEST, DEPENDABLE, ener-
getic people. Waitress, breakfast daily; cleaning, bed
and breakfast and motel; laundry. Call 778-6335.
SPORTS AND FEATURE writer for thriving weekly
newspaper. Journalism experience a must. Mail, fax
or e-mail resume to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, FL. 34217. Fax 778-9392, e-mail
news @ islander.org.
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Are
you interested in learning the history of Anna Maria
Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Library.
Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-6247.
SALES CLERK. Week-ends and evenings. Apply in per-
son at Shell Land Gifts, 301 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach.
FREE SODA CANS! Now that we have your atten-
tion: 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, extension 0, or 778-3947. Let's save our
Earthrecycle!








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SALES & RENTALS
419 Pine Ave., Anna Maria FL 34216 PO Box 2150 (941) 778-2291
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294

Magnificent
Bayfront
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This superlalihe 3BR.4BA Key Wsil-
style hiideavay combines quality con-
struction and first class appointments
with spellbinding views of the Sunshine Skyway, Egmont Key and the gulf, resulting in
the finest residential offering currently available on Tampa Bay! Some of the countless
amenities of this fabulous home include lovely oak floors and staircases, Pella windows
and doors framed by tropical, wooden plantation shutters, three breezy sundecks, a
comfy great-room floor plan enhanced by high, textured ceilings with crown molding,
recessed lighting and ceiling fans and a wonderful gourmet kitchen with maple cabinets
and Corian countertops plus breakfast bar. Other features include a magnificent mas-
ter suite with an airy post and beam ceiling, separate his and hers walk-ins closets.
There is also a cozy den/office area and sitting room in the master loft area. Other ap-
pointments include a brick paved driveway, central vac and security systems, two central
air systems, two hot water tanks and an inviting entry foyer with tumbled-marble floor
and wrought-iron gate. Concrete hardee board siding and oyster-shell landscaping make
maintenance a breeze. Truly in a class by itself, this superlative bayfront property will
please the most discerning of buyers! $1,250,000.
Visit our Web site at www.betsyhills.com


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REAL ESTATE

OF ANNA MARIA -E
778-0455 9906 Gulf Drive Anna Maria
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ENDLESS BAY VIEWS
Watch the dolphins play from this 2BR/2BA ground level bayfront
home. Expansive bay views. Tucked away on a quiet street in
Holmes Beach. Plenty of room for expansion. Unlimited poten-
tial. Reduced to $395,000.


JUST LISTED!
Don't miss this great family beach house with 4BR/2BA. Very
large lot complete with swimming pool and tropical landscaping.
One short block to the Gulf Beach. Nicely remodeled with large
wrap-around pool. Offered at $495,000.






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FULL-TIME OR PART-TIME cashiers/deli help.
Days, 5am to 3pm, or nights 2pm to 11:30pm. Ap-
ply at Jessie's Island Store, 5424 Marina Dr.,
Holmes Beach, or call Jimmy or Jessie at 778-6903.

ROTTEN RALPH'S NOW HIRING kitchen help and
servers. Put your college degree to good use by work-
ing rotten hours for rotten pay. There's no such thing
as overqualified. Apply in person or call 778-3953.
HELPER needed for landscaping and property
maintenance. Mainly Anna Maria. $7/hour to start.
Call Chris at 778-2837.


ISLAND SITTERS. We sit animals for $3/hour and
kids for $5/hour. Please call Sarah 778-7622, or
Merrily 778-0361.


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.
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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. includes spa-
cious 2BR/1BA and 1BR/1BA. Great rentals or
home/rental. Possible owner financing for qualified
buyer. JUST REDUCED $435,000.
Call us for details on the above "near
Gulf" property and also for our
"direct Gulffront" listings.


MA4
Since
MARIE 1 7 LIC REAL ESTATE
FRANKLIN REALTY BROKER
"We ARE the Island."
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941)778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250



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living. Great bay



living. Great bay


$359,000 ONE OF THE FEW...
Gulffront condos available. 2BR/
2BA with security entrance, elevator
and heated pool. Bonuses are a one-
car garage and extra storage space.
Turnkey furnished. Appliances have
been updated. IB75628.
$225,000 LA LENAIRE ISLE.
Accessible by boat only, this
bayfront acrc+ lot on Jewfish Key in
Sarasota Bay will provide serene
view from one of 13 parcels on this


26-acre island. Water, septic and electric at site.
Community dock, sandy beaches. IB73855


$525,000 ANNA MARIA SAIL-
BOAT WATER No bridge to open
bay. Very private, large property in
Anna Maria. Short walk to the most
beautiful beaches. Crystal-clear caged pool. Wonderful
tiles in living/dining room. Very open with tons of
possibilities. IB74199

1810 59th Street West, Bradenton
(941) 778-0766 (877) 924-9001
Visit our website at www.ArvidaRealty.com


MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, patio gardens,
trimming, clean-up, edgings, more. Hard-working and
responsible. Excellent references. Edward 778-3222.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.
BATHROOM REMODELING. Water damaged dry-
wall, tiling, texturing, painting. Reliable, over 20 years
experience. Call Fred, 752-7758 or 545-6141, cell.
NOTICE: EARLY DEADLINE for the Sept. 5 issue
of The Islander Friday, Aug. 31, 2 p.m. is the
deadline for the following Wednesday paper. The
Islander office will be closed Monday, Sept. 3, in
observance of Labor Day. Have a great holiday!

SIMPLY BLUE POOL Maintenance. Full or chemi-
cal service. Dependability guaranteed. Free esti-
mate, call 795-2052.
COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your computer
misbehaving? Certified computer service and private
lessons. Special $10 per hour- free advice. 545-7508


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Attractive Island Location
Pool & Spa
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Optional Garages
Free Boat Parking-
Roman Tubs
Small Pets Welcome


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941-795-4899
HOURS: Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat 10-5 Sun 12-5
Directions From U.S. 41. travel weston Manatee
Avenue (SR 64) and across Palma Sola Caseway
to Perico island. Town & Country Perlo
will be on the left.
www.tchome.com
Limited time offer certain restrictions apply.
'Size restrictions apply.


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5500 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, FL
941-779-2580
Fax: 941 779-2602


After Hours:
Larry Albert 725-1074
Greg Oberhofer 720-0932


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723 KEY ROYALE DRIVE
Bayfront with incredible view of Tampa
Bay. 3BR/3.5BA (two master suites.) Gour-
met kitchen, fireplace, dock, boat lift and
seawall. $1,085,000.

BUILD YOUR NEW ISLAND BEACH HOUSE
Two great lots: 803 Gladiolus St. $340,000
303 South Bay $295,000
^ -^


LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available
evening, weekend. For any computer needs-hard-
ware, software, network, commercial, private. Call
778-8473.
SOS SERVICES. Full-service cleaning/organiza-
tion for your entire home. Professional, experi-
enced, and references. Free estimates. Call
Sharon, 920-1992.

HURRICANE PROTECTION for your home.
Choose shutters or Glass Sentinel, a super-
strength protective shield. Call ESP Island Shutters.
Licensed, insured, free estimates. Call 778-2840


2317 GULF DRIVE, BRADENTON BEACH
At only 150 feet from the Gulf beach, this Gulf view triplex is as
close to the beach as any prudent person should be. 712 sfla
1 BR/1 BA upstairs w/720 sq.ft. deck overlooking Gulf, 576 sfla
downstairs front 2BR/1BA apartment with 136 sq.ft. screen
room; 810 sfla 2BR/1BA rear downstairs apartment. Parking for
six in rear via alley. $530,000.
Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, Fl 34216
Phone & Fax: (941) 778-1222
E-Mail: dougdowling@earthlink.net
www.dougdowling.com


SASONAL RENAL


WATERFRONT HOMES
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
SBradenton 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
DUPLEXES
2500 G ulf D rive ...................................... $825,000
106 7th St. .. .............. ............ $849,000
308 57th St. ................................... $369000
5008 Gulf Drive. ............................. NEW $359,000
MAINLAND
2418 90th St. NW ................................ $3,495.000
7419 8th Ave. NW.......................... NEW $249,000
Regatta Pointe Condo............................. $199,000


SEASONAL Beautiful 2BR/2BA fully-furnished duplex with
swimming pool.
1 BR/1 BA plus large den. Condo on the beach. Heated pools.
Minimum three months, $2,600/mo.
1BR/1BA Condo, first floor, refurnished. Pool. $1,500/mo.
2BR/2BA Condo on the beach. Furnished. Monthly, $3,600/mo.
2BR/2BA House on the bay with private dock. Monthly,
$2,300/mo.
2BR/2BA House on the beach. Furnished, new tile. View of
the Gulf. Monthly, $3,500/mo.
Call Michel Cerene, Realtor, 941-778-0770.
ff REALTORS
5910 Marina Dr Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call 941-778-0770 Toll Free 800 741-3772
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
E mail: info@smithrealtors.com Web site: www.smithrealtors.com


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MAKE YOUR MOVE

WITH MARILYN

EXCLUSIVE LISTING
Perico Bay Club
Grand Cayman Villa
Den. 2BR/2BA, two-car garage,
all furnishings. Total $235,000.


ANNA MARIA


SiREAL ESTATECoast
REAL ESTATE, LLC


Gloria Schorpp Helen White Mary Ann Schmidt

PALMA SOLA BAYFRONT
3BR/4.5BA contemporary cedar home. Panoramic
ciew ofPalma Sola Bay. More than 5,000 sq. ft. of
living area. Cathedral ceiling, elevator, loft, family
room, den, pool and spa, deck and boat dock.
$699,900.
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.
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS CONDO
2BR/2BA immaculate, turnkey furnished. View of
lush landscaping and heated pool. Ceramic tile and
Berber carpeting, glassed-in lanai. $289,900.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB
2BR/2BA Gulffront turnkey-furnished condo.
Gorgeous Gulf view, beautiful beach, heated pool,
excellent rental income. $475,000.
BEACH HOUSE
4BR/4BA turnkey furnished beach house west of
Gulf Drive in historic Anna Maria City. Large lot,
great rental. $495,000.


Patti Marifjeren


ANNUAL RENTALS
1BR/1BA DUPLEX
Furnished, available September 1 $700 month
2301 GULF DRIVE
2BR/1.5BA cottage. Furnished,
available immediately $875 month
SEASONAL RENTALS
Condominiums and Homes Weekly/Monthly
from $500 week / $1000 month

779-0202 (800) 732-6434
ANNA MARIA

Mi, m S& Coast
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REAL ESTATE, LLC
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 www.suncoastinc.com


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70+ Gulffront Units
Hundreds more just steps
from the beach
Four full-time rental agents

Mike N
Norman 800-367-1617
R ealty NC 941-778-6696
3101 GULF DRIVE HOLMES BEACH
WWW. MIKENORMANREALTY.COM


GOING THE EXTRA MILE
Kathy Caserta
rx Realtor, GRI, CRS
SAfter Hours: 941-778-6943
.. Pager: 319-0480
Michael Saunders & Company
Licensed Real Estate Broker
440 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key (941) 383-7591
E-mail: kathycaserta@michaelsaunders.com


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Web site: www.smithrealtors.com


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


BAY PALMS WALK OUT YOUR BACK YARD
TO YOUR OWN BOAT DOCK. Spacious well-cared
for 3BR/2BA home with 14 by 20 ft. workshop that
could be a fourth bedroom or guest suite, etc. This
gem of a home has a family room, laundry room, and
a two-car garage. Offered at $350,000. Call Zee
Cantanese, Broker, 794-8991, eves.


REALTORS


5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK
Nous parlons francais
Mit uns koennen Sie deutsch reden
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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
SSandy's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lan Hauling By the cut or by the month.
ic \ We Monitor Irrigation Systems
service INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
778.1345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION!
Established in 1983
@@ T[fU @0@ STATE LICENSED & INSURED
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B@@NTRaUo@L JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION
CONSTRUCTION Remodeling Contractors
CONSTRUCTION In-house plan designs
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@sOT UC@T__@ (941) 778-2993


Residential Commercial
Check our references:
"Quality work at a reasonable priice." .
Licensed/Insured Serving Anna Maria Island Since 1986 761-8900

Paradise Improvements 778-4173
Kitchen and'Bath Remodeling Specialist
Replacement Doors and Windows
=.- Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
S Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
Lic#CBC056755

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



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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 later pickup.) New! Land line! No more
dropped calls! 779-2520

ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING for great results,
wash away mildew, dirt and salt. Thorough, reason-
able and reliable. Free estimates, licensed and in-
sured. 778-0944.


TIRED OF IRONING CLOTHES? We do comfort-
ers, $12. Alterations, including gowns. Paradise
Coin Laundry, 7466 Cortez Rd. W., 795-1657.
KATHY'S CLEANING SERVICE. I will clean your
home to your satisfaction. Negotiable rates. Call
722-4358.
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.
HELPING HANDS HOUSECLEANING. Island es-
tablished, reasonable rates, dependable service.
Many references. Call 761-2221, 778-8307 or cell
807-0570.
GROCERY SHOPPING made easy! Nutritional
company has an easy plan for meals to be delivered
to retired people. (813) 748-7502. Email:
Nutridirect@cs.com.
HOUSE CLEANING. Professional and reliable. Call
795-1112.
CHILD CARE in your home or mine by experi-
enced and loving adult Island woman with refer-
ences. 778-0864.

TWO CHEFS PERSONAL CHEF SERVICES-
Catering to your every need. Holidays, special oc-
casions, private dinners, packages. 778-4532.
www.two-chefs-catering.com.

HOUSE CLEANING. Experienced, reliable and flex-
ible hours. References available. Call Sun State
Cleaning day or evening at 321-6191. Cindy Mora.
PHOTOGRAPHY. Experienced Island husband/wife
team offer professional wedding day photos and glam-
our or family portraits at reasonable rates. Please call
778-9436, or 704-7283 and leave message.


NOTICE: EARLY DEADLINE for the Sept. 5 issue
of The Islander- Friday, Aug. 31, 2 p.m. is the
deadline for the following Wednesday paper. The
Islander office will be closed Monday, Sept. 3, in
observance of Labor Day. Have a great holiday!
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.


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. Installations,
Koi ponds, clean-ups and hauling. Shell delivered and
installed as low as $26.50 per yard. 727-5066.
JEK LANDSCAPE AND HOME IMPROVEMENT. Lawn
service, plants, pruning, tree trimming, painting, power
washing, clean-ups and more. Call: 448-3857.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED- The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
advertising!


VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Dan or Bill, 795-5100 or cell 809-3100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. In-house plan designs. State licensed
and insured. Many Island references. 778-2993.
Lic# CRC 035261.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. 35-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at
778-1730.
CHRISTIES PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction.
Free estimates, no overtime charges. Now certify-
ing back flow at water meters. (FL#RF0038118)
778-3924 or 778-4461.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more by
Hunter Douglas and other major manufacturers. Life-
time warranty. Call Island resident Keith Barnett for a
free in-home consultation. Many Island references, 15
years experience. 941-778-3526 or 730-0516.
THIRTY YEARS craftsman experience. Interior, exte-
rior, doors, stairs, windows and trim. Have sawmill, will
travel. 745-1043 Dan Michael, master carpenter.

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

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

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

NOTICE: EARLY DEADLINE for the Sept. 5 issue
of The Islander Friday, Aug. 31, 2 p.m. is the
deadline for the following Wednesday paper. The
Islander office will be closed Monday, Sept. 3, in
observance of Labor Day. Have a great holiday!
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, 778-2374.


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JACKSON HOLMES PAINTING. Painting, repaints,
new construction, pressure cleaning, waterproofing.
Interior/exterior. Free estimates. Lifetime local resi-
dent. Fully insured. Call 224-1560.


NOTICE: EARLY DEADLINE for the Sept. 5 issue
of The Islander Friday, Aug. 31, 2 p.m. is the
deadline for the following Wednesday paper. The
Islander office will be closed Monday, Sept. 3, in
observance of Labor Day. Have a great holiday!

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

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

BAYFRONT COTTAGES with docks. Turnkey,
beautiful views, breezy, quiet area. No pets/smok-
ing. Priced from $700/month. $350/week. 941-794-
5980. www.divefish.com. .
STEPS TO THE BEACH. 2BR/1BA with washer/
dryer, screened lanai. $800/monthly, utilities not in-
cluded. 778-1345.
ANNA MARIA ANNUAL 2BR/2BA large, open floor
plan. tastefully decorated, new appliances, washer/
dryer, ground level, double lot. $1,200/month or
$1,400/month with six month lease. Call Bob, (813)
839-3800.
ANNUAL RENTAL Holmes Beach 1BR/1BA $650.
Available immediately. Also, 2BR/1BA $750, avail-
able Sept. 1. First, last and security. 795-7805.
ANNUAL 1BR. Very clean. No pets. $600/month
and security. 5607 Guava, Holmes Beach. 778-
9378.
WESTCHESTER ON LONGBOAT KEY. 2BR/2BA
ground-floor condo, beachfront, pools, tennis, one-
month minimum, call (813) 961-8923.
2BR/1BA DUPLEX with large screened lanai in
Anna Maria. Annual lease required, no pets. First,
last and security. 792-8817.
ANNUAL ONLY 2BR/1BA directly on Gulf in
Bradenton Beach. $1,000/month. assurity/security
required with contract. 792-2779.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Vacation rental. 2BR/2BA
fully furnished. Old- Florida charm. Walk to beach.
Call for rates. (810) 695-6379.


CUTE 2BR/1BA COTTAGE (side A of duplex), ca-
nal/Skyway view, annual rental, non-smoker pre-
ferred, $1,000/month.. Holmes Beach. By appoint-
ment only, call 778-1319.
FOR RENT: Semi-annual furnished 2BR/1BA,
washer/dryer, cable, and phone. Two blocks to
beach and bay. $850. monthly rates available. 779-
2393.
UNFURNISHED 2BR/1BA upstairs condo with ca-
nal and bay views! Boat dock included. Washer/
dryer in unit. $800/month and security. No pets.
Anna Maria Realty, 778-2259.
3BR/2BA SPLIT PLAN. Panoramic Skyway view.
Month-to-month rental at $1,400/month. 741-8688.
NDULGE YOURSELF! Spend autumn in paradise.
Gulffront beach house, 1BR/BA, front/rear deck,
central air, available Aug. 27-Oct. 15. Weekly, bi-
weekly or monthly. 779-0095 or 504-5922.
SEASONAL FURNISHED RENTAL Holmes Beach.
2BR/1BA elevated house. $1,200/month, plus tax.
Available September-December 2001. 778-5908.
BRADENTON BEACH 2BR/1.5BA. Half block to
beach. $750/month. Small dog OK. Available Sep-
tember. First, last and security deposit. Call 795-
7288.
ANNUAL ELEVATED 2BR/1.5BA, screened porch,
covered parking, washer/dryer, new carpet and
paint. Nice location. Adults only and no pets. $865/
month, plus utilities. 778-2167.
GREAT DEAL! Mature roommate needed to share
nice house on the bay. Available immediately. Call
Patty at 779-0905.
3BR/2BA DUPLEX APARTMENT. Fenced yard,
near beach, sun-porch, washer/dryer hook-up. Low
utilities. Pets OK. Central heat/air. A steal at $795/
month. 778-7431.
ANNA MARIA CANALFRONT HOME. 2BA/2BA
Furnished and completely updated with new kitchen
and baths. Boat dock, large fenced in yard. Pets OK.
(813) 258-6405.
BRADENTON BEACH ANNUAL 2BA/1BA. El-
evated duplex one block to beach, new carpet,
paint, etc. Storage shed, washer/dryer hook-up.
Small pet OK. $725/month. 778-4837.

2BR/2BA CANALFRONT home in Anna Maria City.
Central heat/air, washer/dryer hook-up, garage,
large back yard. New carpet/paint. No pets. $1,200/
month, plus utilities. Call Carol Saulnier at 778-0455.

ANNA MARIA PROPERTIES desperately needed!
Immediate waiting list for rental units, especially
3BR/2BA. Call Tracy at Wedebrock Real Estate
778-6665.
ANNUAL RENTAL. 2BR/2BA apartment in Holmes
Beach. Washer/dryer hook-up. $750/month, plus
utilities and security deposit. Available last week of
September. Days call 778-6541, or after 6pm call,
778-4084.


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SEASONAL FURNISHED 2BR/1BA canalfront du-
plex with dock, near city pier. September through
Jan. 1. Holidays available. Rates for two people:
$400/week or $1,500/month, plus tax. 778-5793.

ROOMMATE WANTED to share 2BR/1BA in
Holmes Beach. References required. Bedroom par-
tially furnished. Full-house privileges. $120/week or
$450/month, plus security deposit. All utilities in-
cluded, except long distance phone calls. For ap-
pointment, call 778-0083.

ANNUAL RENTAL. 2BR/1BA with garage. Located
at 214 54th St. $775/month, plus $25 for water. First,
last and security. 778-1550.



WATERFRONT HOME $70,000. Large 1BR/1BA
houseboat. Jacuzzi on top deck. Must see to appre-
ciate. Call 778-3526 for appointment.

WANTED TO BUY: Mobile home, condo or small
house close to the Moose Club in Bradenton Beach.
Write: PO Box 130, Oconto Falls, WI 54154, or call
(715) 524-3983.


FLORIDA HOUSE ON THREE LOTS. 606 84th St.,
N.W. Palma Sola, water view. $283,000. 778-5125,
cell phone 704-1791.

LONGBOAT KEY CANALFRONT 3BR/1BA home.
100-by-75-foot easy bay access. One-year home
warranty (includes roof). Priced below appraisal at
$299,000 call Rich Bohnenberger Realty at 778-0355.

CANALFRONT HOME. Mediterranean design, im-
peccable interior details, 4,131 square-feet under air
two-story. Pool, dock and lift. $759,000. Gabe Buky
at Coldwell Banker Previews. 383-6411.

SUNBOW BAY: 2BR/2BA condo. Great view, two
heated pools, tennis court, elevator, under-building
parking, close to shopping and walking distance to
beach. By owner. Call 795-3778.

TWO DUPLEXES ON CANAL. Walk to one of the
most beautiful beaches in the world. Lovely view of
canal/bayou. Very desirable north Anna Maria loca-
tion. Lush landscaping, very private. Excellent rental
or family compound. $599,000. Call Yvonne Higgins
at Wagner Realty, 720-3879.


CANALPOOL HOME. Boater's dream only 250 feet
to the intracoastal. Elevated, large greatroom, 2BR/
2BA. Two walk in closets, lots of storage. Beautiful
turn-key furnished with washer/dryer. Easy care
yard. Walk to beach. $379,000. Call Yvonne Higgins
at Wagner Realty, 720-3879.

BAYVIEW LOT. 50-by-200-feet on South Bay Bou-
levard. Over looking Skyway Bridge. Zoned single-
family or duplex. $490,000. 792-4906.

SUNNY DUPLEX with bay views in great Holmes
Beach location on very quiet street with no traffic
and just one lot from the bay. Walk to school, shops,
bank, beach. New tile and paint through-out. Great
Island get away or rental. Lots of personality.
$269,000. Call Yvonne Higgins at Wagner Realty,
720-3879.

NOTICE: EARLY DEADLINE for the Sept. 5 issue
of The Islander Friday, Aug. 31, 2 p.m. is the
deadline for the following Wednesday paper. The
Islander office will be closed Monday, Sept. 3, in
observance of Labor Day. Have a great holiday!


OPENING DOORS TO MANATEE COUNTY


ENCHANTED ANNA MARIA ISLAND RE- FOR THOSE WHO APPRECIATE the beauty
TREAT on Bimini Bay. Serene tropical gran- and serenity of waterside living. This 4BR
deur is displayed throughout the grounds and home will exceed your expectations. In a 24-
interior of this striking residence. 5BR, wonder- hour guarded community. $995,000. Bob and
ful kitchen, music/family room, office and sepa- Penny Hall, 749-5981. 76321
rate exercise room and sauna. Heated pool and
35 ft. dock with lift. $1,430,000. Sandy Drapala,
749-5797 or Kathy Marcinko, 713-1100. 76167


WATERFRONT
1.3 +/- ACRES DIRECTLY ON MANATEE
RIVER. 182 +/- ft. waterfront. Beautiful wooded
property, 3BR/2BA residence with studio, fire-
place and a wonderful view of the river.
$699,000. Don Lewis, 319-0323. 75977
OLD SOUTHERN ACREAGE with many large
live oak trees. This lot offers privacy, fresh
water on.one border and salt water canal on
another. $169,000. Janet Orr. 792-7363. 74229


MAINLAND
BEAUTIFULLY LANDSCAPED CONDO-
MINIUM 2BR/2BA, upgrades galore. Split floor
plan. $117,500. Barbara Ng, 752-7177. 77077
COMPLETELY REMODELED All new tile floors
and Berber carpet in all 4BRs. Two new baths,
new kitchen with raised wood doors. Main bed-
room with walk-in closet and outside entrance.
New windows and roof. $96,900. Jim.Sellars,
720-7800. 77195


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KEY ROYALE Beautifully maintained 3BR/2BA GREAT 3BR/2BA west Bradenton home with
canal home with boat dock, new ceramic tile lake view. New A/C in 2001. Neat, clean, light
and carpet, steps to golf course. This one won't and bright ready to move into. Only $124,000.
last long at $449,000. Call Lynn Hostetler at Call Ed Oliveria at 778-4800 or 778-1199.
778-4800 or 720-5876.


WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS Updated EXPANSIVE BAYFRONT VIEWS of the out is-
2BR/2BA turnkey furnished condo in very pri- lands and Skyway Bridge from this stunning
vate tropical setting. Fully enclosed and air con- 3BR/2BA home. Boat dock with davits and huge
ditioned lanai with view of heated pool and peek lot. $879,000. Call Jane Grossman at 778-4800
of the bay. Priced to sell at $260,000. Call Dick or 778-4451.
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Across
1 Pachyderm of fiction
6 Byword
11 Seville snack
15 Cookbook abbr.
19 "He was my prize
student"
21 "The Time Machine"
people
22 Snack brand that
sponsored Dale
Earnhardt
23 "I used to catch him
passing notes in class"
26 Pastoral setting
27 Don with a gift of gab
28 Having more hair on
one's chest
29 Hospital lines
30 Cowboys make them:
Abbr.
32 Loads
35 "He was a real
character"
37 Overplay
39 Bank that may get in
trouble?
41 Fossillike
42 Kings prophet
44 Hugo contemporary
46 Bygone Chinese ruler
50 Doing horribly
52 "She loved to do
homework"
55 It's half due
56 Former Irish P.M.
Cosgrave
58 Playing marble


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59 Resin source
60 Firecracker's path
62 Patches up
63 Puccini's Lescaut"
64 "Cities of the Interior"
novelist
65 Kind of action
68 Maven
69 Sudden contraction
70 Arrested
73 1988 Olympics locale
75 Gate
80 Hero
81 Terrible shot, in hoops
83 Third son of 71-Down
84 Bartolommeo, for one
85 "Romance languages
interested her"
88 Sympathize with
90 "Z" actor
91 Didn't withdraw
93 Record protector
94 Japan-based computer co.
95 St.-_, capital of Reunion
97 Acquiesce
98 "He was a fast learner"
105 A-mazed?
106 Natl. Diabetes Awareness
Month
107 Downed
108 Sycophant
110 Bookstore sect.
112 Prefix with center
115 "He used to make up
unbelievable tales"
120 Lhasa
121 Site of the smithy of
Cyclops
122 "He had a very special
effect on me"
123 Penury
124 Cannon of "Out to Sea"
125 Affectedly creative


126 "You're talk!"

Down
1 Shout out
2 Burn soother
3 Key of Tchaikovsky's
Piano Concerto No. 1
4 Cousin of "woof"
5 "He always asked a lot
of questions"
6 Like some checkups
7 Iditarod entrant
8 Legal stds. maintainer
9 Marvel
10 Jason of the N.F.L.
11 Pop/funk singer
Marie
12 In (quiet)
13 Put forward
14 Focused
15 From A
16 Loss through emigra
tion
17 Sampras asset
18 Child's hopping game
20 One that's holding
back?
24 Old World crow
25 Colorful flier
31 Evening
33 What a follicle holds
34 Spanish subjects
36 Leisureliness
37 Plenty perturbed
38 Ex-TV host Stewart
40 Third of nine
43 It has a negative charge
45 Pricey
46 Not just 67-Down
47 Sale sign
48 Way to go: Abbr.
49 Initial Bond offering?
51 It comes before Friday
53 Consider officially
54 Something to take
when you're tired?


57 Specialized (in)
61 Oily liquids used in
dyemaking
63 "He was always
looking up at the
ceiling"
66 Eyes, poetically
67 Hits
69 Schleps
70 Cleared (of)
71 See 83-Across
72 Serious
73 Place for a firing
74 Follow__ (do
detective work)


76 Call 99 Public storehouse
77 Show some enthusiasm 100 Expressed amazed
78 Herded 101 Witchlike
79 Eastern wrap 102 Minneapolis subur
81 _parisienne 103 Adar follower
82 Carpenter's need 104 Stage occupier
86 And others too 109 Latvia's capital
numerous to mention 111 Addison's "How ar


87 Someone to see
before retiring?
89 Toy brand
92 Expels
96 Tight
98 Shah (Taj Mahal
builder)


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Servants blest? O Lord!"
113 Marsh growth
114 Not many words
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