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"The Best News on Anna Maria Island"
Anna Maria committee
considers 'citizen of
Anna Maria's Citizen-of-the-Year Committee is
working hard on its choice for the recipient of this
year's citizen award with seven names in the hat.
The suggestions submitted by residents include the
Anna Maria Island Historical Society, Charlie Daniel,
George McKay, Mike Miller, Ralph Russell, Bill Snow
and Tom Turner.
A winner will be announced at the Oct. 11 city com-
mission meeting when the city will present its citizen of
the year with a pewter plate commemorating the award.
The winners name will also be inscribed on a plaque
which will be displayed at Anna Maria City Hall.
Past recipients of the award are Ernie Cagnina,
Ellen Marshall, Ted Tripp, George O'Connor, Edwin
Callen, Ray Simches, Mary Ross and Carolyne
A citizen of the year was named annually between
1988 and 1995, but the award fell by the wayside un-
til this year when Commissioner John Michaels spear-
headed a revival of the award.
Members of this year's committee are Elaine
Deffenbaugh, Brenda Holland, Marcia Powers, Sinclair
"Bubba" Stewart and SueLynn.
Several members of the committee asked for more
information about the nominees. Stewart said he
wouldn't have any problem with giving the award to
any of the people nominated. "They're all strong can-
didates, but I'd just like to know a little more about the
ones I don't know personally," he said.
'Moderate to high'
red tide levels reported
south of Island
First it was sharks looming in local waters. Now, it
appears that a red tide bloom is heading our way.
Dr. Rich Pierce, a red tide researcher with Mote
Marine Laboratory, reported "moderate to high levels
of red tide in New Pass on Monday." Dead fish had
washed ashore south of Longboat Key on Lido and
Siesta keys throughout the weekend, and Pierce said
prevailing winds would probably bring the bloom north
toward Anna Maria Island.
The same bloom apparently caused fish kills on
Manasota Key south of Venice last week.
Red tide, Karenia brevis, is caused by blooms of
a tiny marine organism called a dinoflagellate. The
microscopic organisms produce powerful toxins that
can cause extensive fish kills, contaminate shellfish and
can cause severe respiratory irritation to humans.
The blooms typically begin in the Gulf of Mexico
40-80 miles offshore and move slowly toward shore.
As the bloom approaches the shore, fish die and begin
to wash ashore. There is also an effect on humans, a
characteristic burning sensation of the eyes and nose
and a dry, choking cough.
The effects can be severe for elderly persons and
anyone already suffering from respiratory problems.
Bivalve shellfish, particularly oysters, clams and
coquinas, accumulate so much toxin they become toxic
Red tide blooms have been documented in the Gulf
since the mid-1800s. A particularly bad bloom oc-
curred in 1947, and another lingered for more than 18
months during 1995-96.
Up, up and away on Labor Day
Kids learned the hard way, by climbing and climbing
and climbing, that you've got to work to get to the top.
Jerry Mayer, age 6, of Holmes Beach, (above) made
some distance. He was topped by Ricky Miller, 8,
(center) also of Holmes Beach. But Keith Palmer, age
11, of Bradenton, (top) proved experience can take you
higher. Keith's dad John owns "Within Reach Climbing
Inc." He brought the wall to Publixforfundraising for
United Way. Islander Photos: J.L. Robertson
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Volume 9, no. 43, Sept. 5, 2001 FREE
Shark bites woman
An Illinois woman was tasted by a 4-foot-long ju-
venile blacktip shark while swimming in the Gulf of
Mexico off Coquina Beach Aug. 29, prompting life-
guards to close the beach for swimming for about an
Kristie Herzberg, 29, of Highland, Ill., was treated
at Blake Medical Center and released for the bite on her
Lifeguards and paramedics originally believed
Herzberg's wound was the result of a run-in with a
barracuda, but shark experts at Mote Marine Labora-
tory later confirmed the bite was indeed from a shark.
Last-Week's incident was the third confirmed shark
attack ever in Manatee County, although the bite was
the 28th statewide so far this year. Twenty of those
attacks were to surfers in Volusia County on Florida's
east coast. None of this year's shark-human interac-
tions in Florida have been fatal.
Another shark sighting Aug. 30 at Coquina Beach
caused lifeguards to ask swimmers to leave the water
for an hour.
Herzberg was about 25 feet from shore when the
incident occurred. Shark experts suspect the flash of
rings on her hand may have caused the shark to believe
it was a fish.
Manatee County Sheriffs Office officials said they
would increase helicopter patrols of the Island's
beaches in an effort to spot any wayward sharks lurk-
ing in swimming areas.
What a sweet
Bradenton Beach officials appear to have cornered
a sweet deal on a tree to fill the empty space in the
roundabout at Bridge Street and Gulf Drive.
Vice Mayor John Chappie complimented Manatee
County for offering a 25-foot-high, six-trunk reclinata
palm to Bradenton Beach. The tree, estimated to cost
upward of $3,000, can be had for the cost of transpor-
tation and planting, probably $1,000.
Manatee County has a tree farm off 75th Street on
the mainland, Chappie said, and agreed to let the city
have one of its palms.
A similar tree was planted at the roundabout, but
it met its demise.
A kick in the grass
The Anna Maria Island Community Center
will jump-start its soccer season Thursday, Sept.
6, with a banquet where players will receive uni-
Everyone is welcome to dine and join the
fun, including prize drawings.
Saturday morning, Sept. 8, marks the 10th
annual soccer Jamboree at the Center, with pic-
tures for all teams/players and a schedule of short
scrimmages starting at 10 a.m.
PAGE 2 M SEPT. 5. 2001 M THE ISLANDER
Perico Harbor Marina wins rare award
By Jim Hanson
The Perico Harbor Marina has been awarded rare
certification by the state as a Clean Marina, one of
only two marinas in Manatee County so honored.
The marina is at the Perico Island end of the Anna
Maria Bridge, and has 240 dry-storage racks plus dock
facilities, said general manager Scott Eickman.
"This [Clean Marina Program] is great for the en-
vironment," he said. "It was really demanding. We were
a year meeting the standards, and we worked on it ev-
ery day for the last six months. State inspectors were in
the marina regularly checking on our progress."
The sponsoring Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection provided "a really large check list,"
he said, and marinas had to comply with every aspect.
Covered were such items as trash disposal, water run-
off, pumping stations, hurricane preparedness, fueling
control and myriad other aspects of a business in an
environmentally sensitive location where land meets
Only 22 of the state's 2,000-plus marinas have met
the standards, Eickman said. The awards were pre-
sented at the Regatta Point Marina in Palmetto.
"We did this on our own," Eickman noted. "It's
fairly expensive, but it's worth it it has strong envi-
ronmental consequences for us and our customers and
He said Frank Buskirk and Pat Neal built Perico
Harbor in 1989 after the old marina there burned. From
1991 to 1994 it was run by Gulf Wind Marine, then it
became part of the Galati operation until Bob Minor
bought it in April 2000.
Eickman said he came here from Ohio 10 years ago
"for the great weather and the boating. I sure landed in
the right place for both."
Scott Eickman, left, and Derek Minor of Perico Harbor Marina were the recipients of the Clean Marina
designation by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
Perico condo opponents take battle to Web
Concerned Citizens of Manatee County, site includes activities of the group, a section on
maintaining its challenge to the proposed high- "Our Struggles to Save Perico Island" and a photo
rise development of Perico Island, has launched gallery of the island as it is today.
a new Web site to tell its side of the controversy. The Web site is. at www.geocities.com/
Along with mission and issue statements, the concernedmanatee.
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THE ISLANDER M SEPT. 5, 2001 U PAGE 3
Cortez survey opened to all Cortezians Meetings
All Cortezians are eligible to express their opinions
after all, despite a move by the Cortez Waterfronts
Florida Committee to ban renters from participating in
The committee voted overwhelmingly at its Aug.
23 meeting to mail a survey only to property owners,
arousing indignation among many residents, including
longtime renters whose landlords are absentee owners.
Prompted in part by a critical editorial in The Is-
lander last week, and inquiries by committee manager
Janet Hoffman to Manatee County officials, the survey
will be open to all Cortezians renters, absentee own-
ers and all.
The survey's questions will be based on "What is
appropriate for the Cortez waterfront?" The answers
will form the basis of Hoffman's proposals for the
county to change its land development code to accom-
modate the citizens' wishes, she said.
Anything to do with land use is a matter for every-
one in Manatee County, and county policy "doesn't
permit the ruling-out of people who live here,"
The survey follows a "re-visioning" meeting in
July that drew such divergent and wide-ranging opin-
ions about Cortez's future that a survey seemed.in or-
The survey will ask about marinas and what kind,
dry-storage buildings and how big, schools, parks and
other prospective land uses, Hoffman said.
Manatee County commissioners have approved the
mailing already, and it probably will. go out within
days, she added.
First hearing on Anna Maria budget Wednesday
By Laurie Krosney
Anna Maria will hold the first public hearing on its
2001-02 budget Wednesday, Sept. 5.
Commissioners will be hearing public input on a
proposed $1,044,327 budget. Proposed expenditures
include $422,893 for police protection, which repre-
sents an 18 percent hike over the current contract with
the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
It is projected that the city's salary and benefit
package will cost $351,548, also a hike over this year.
City Clerk Alice Baird told commissioners they needed
to raise salaries if they wanted to stem the rapid turn-
over among city employees.
The budget is based on a tentative millage rate of
2 mills. A mill is $1 for every $1,000 of assessed prop-
erty value, less any exemptions.
For an Anna Maria homeowner with a home val-
ued at $225,000, and claiming a $25,000 homestead ex-
emption, next year's city property tax will be $400.
Earlier this summer, the commission held three
budget work sessions hammering out the document that
will be presented for discussion to the public.
This is the first year the city has produced a line-
item budget, listing exactly where the money will be
spent. For example, the city is allocating $166,162
for street and road repairs. The new budget spells out
exactly which streets and roads are to be repaired
along with the projected cost of those repairs.
The commission followed the budgeting proce-
dures mapped out by Commissioner Jay Hill's ad-
ministrative procedures committee. The
committee's budget section was largely the work of
resident Brenda Holland.
The public hearing starts at 6 p.m. at Anna Maria
City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive.
Anna Maria City
Sept. 5, 6 p.m., city commission meeting and first pub-
lic hearing on the 2001-02 budget.
Sept. 13, 7 p.m., city commission meeting, includ-
ing flapper valve and Swiftmud discussion, amend-
ment of Grubbs emergency service contract, EEEC
reorganization, and Concerned Citizens of Manatee
County attorney's fees.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
Sept. 5, 7 p.m., city commission meeting and first pub-
lic hearing on 2001-02 budget. Meeting agenda: bud-
get public hearings, operational and voluntary coopera-
tion agreement, 2001-02 interagency agreement, com-
munity redevelopment agency repayment to Manatee
County Mosquito Control, final approval for payment
of $2,319.15 to Concerned Citizens of Manatee
County, commission reports and public comment.
Sept. 12, 7 p.m., final public hearing on 2001-02 budget.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
Sept. 12, 7 p.m., parks and beautification committee
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
Qualifying for three seats on the Holmes Beach City Com-
mission will continue until noon Tuesday, Sept. 18.
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Recycle old phone books
Verizon began distributing new 2001-02 phone ning Tuesday, Sept. 4, for use by all Island residents.
books on Anna Maria Island over Labor Day Week- The container will be located near the Anna Maria
end. If you're wondering how to make use of your Island Privateer float/boat on the north side of city hall
old phone books, bring them to Holmes Beach. at 5901 Marina Drive (the location of the former city
A large recycling container for old phone hall building) throughout September. For more infor-
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PAGE 4 M SEPT. 5. 2001 0 THE ISLANDER
Bridge inspection results elsewhere, plus tunnel thoughts
By Paul Roat
The biggest buzz surrounding last week's public
information workshop was if the Florida Department of
Transportation had already made up its mind regarding
the future of the Anna Maria Bridge.
So what has been the result of other bridge inspec-
tions in Florida?
Amir Kangari is a structural engineer with the con-
sulting firm PBS&J, the same firm working with the
District 1 DOT on the Anna Maria Bridge. He was in-
volved with inspections several years ago on the bridge
to Sanibel Island in Lee County.
Kangari said the Sanibel Bridge system is some-
what similar to bridges leading to Anna Maria Island.
Both systems are comprised of three bridges between
causeways, with only one bridge having a bascule, or
drawbridge. Both systems were built in the late 1950s,
and used similar construction techniques. Sanibel's
bridges have more lanes than here.
After the inspection report was completed, the
DOT took three different approaches to deal with the
trio of Lee County bridges:
The moveable portion comparable with the
Anna Maria Bridge was rehabilitated, Kangari said,
which featured "structural repairs."
One of the causeway bridges was replaced with
another bridge of the same height and width.
The last of the causeway bridges was determined
to be in good enough condition to await replacement
for about 10 years.
The two causeway bridges between Anna Maria
Island and the mainland were replaced by the DOT
earlier this year.
Kangari was quick to point out that "to draw par-
allels between bridge projects built at the same time is
very, very difficult." Differing contractors, construc-
tion practices, materials and other factors can produce
different life spans for the different spans.
A good comparison would be the Cortez Bridge
and the Anna Maria Bridge. DOT officials several
years ago decided both bridges should be replaced with
high-clearance, fixed-span structures.
Community opposition halted the DOT
megabridge plans for the Cortez Bridge replacement,
and the DOT eventually rehabilitated the bridge there,
giving it a greatly lengthened life.
Similar opposition halted the Anna Maria
megabridge proposal and subsequently minor repairs
were made to the structure. Now, DOT contractors are
revisiting the bridge to determine its condition.
The ongoing bridge inspections include corrosion,
mechanical and electrical evaluations, plus a determi-
nation of structural integrity. Results of the study are
expected early next year.
Another topic of discussion at last week's bridge
workshop was tunnels. Although DOT and consultants
have said they have no preconceived ideas for what, if
any, type of replacement would be built even if one
is needed the "tunnel option" was omitted from all
literature provided at the meeting.
Queries to several officials present at the meeting
resulted in assertions that the idea of replacing the cur-
rent bridge with a tunnel if indeed replacement is
indicated would be considered as one option.
The low-level bascule Ringling Bridge in Sarasota is
currently being replaced with a 65-foot center-clearance
fixed-span bridge. DOT officials considered the tunnel
option early in the process but discounted it for cost rea-
sons: a tunnel price tag was estimated at $80 million.
However, the current megabridge is costing $67 mil-
lion, not including legal fees incurred after Sarasota City
took DOT to court to unsuccessfully block construction.
drives woman "
Geraldine "Gerry" Sponaas,
79, of 308 Magnolia, discovered
her utility room on fire in the early
morning hours on Aug. 30.
Having arrived home from a
hospital stay only two days previ-
ously, Sponaas said she smelled
smoke and woke her nurse, who
Sponaas said she ran into the
yard and screamed for help until
her neighbor Jay Crawford came
and hosed down the fire before
firefighters arrived on the scene. "
A sheriff's deputy at the scene \ i
called Crawford "a true hero." \ -
Sponaas is staying at a
neighbor's home until repairs are -
completed at her house, which .
should be sometime next week.
"I've lived here since 1972 and
I'd never want to live anywhere
else. The people are wonderful.
They've brought me enough food
to feed an army."
SWest Manatee Fire & Rescue
Deputy Fire Marshal Capt. Kurt
Lathrop said the fire was started
in the utility room at the electri-
cal panel. The cause is still under ." '
Committee reviews administrative code
By Laurie Krosney
A 41-page document produced by Anna Maria's
Administrative Code Committee may provide the
nucleus for an operating manual for the city.
The committee has been meeting frequently for the
past several months, and it has finished work on rec-
ommendations for handling the city's financial busi-
ness, including how to prepare the annual budget.
It will be polishing up the document and ultimately
present it to city commissioners as a recommendation
for how the city should conduct its business.
The committee has done extensive work on a sec-
tion on administration, including job descriptions for
city employees. It is still working on an employee
'A potential pitfall in the administrative area ap-
pears to be in the job description for the mayor, who
functions as the city's chief executive officer. There is
no mention of whether or not the mayor conducts com-
mission meetings a controversial issue in the city
since city commissioners voted 3-2 to allow the vice
mayor to conduct meetings.
Committee member Diane Canniff presented her
proposals for streamling city meetings. Her proposal is
for public comment at the beginning and end of meet-
ings with an additional opportunity for citizens to speak
to any issue being discussed. The committee will rec-
ommend a three-minute limit be placed on speakers.
The recommendations for the legislative area are about
Commissioner Jay Hill, who heads the committee,
will work now on the communications section that was
handled by Diana Milesko before she resigned.
Hill asked each member of the committee to comb
through the document and see what changes they
would propose. "It's a rough, rough draft," Hill said.
He asked committee members to review the document
not only for content, but also for grammar and stylis-
damage of afire
at the home of
Sponaas in Anna
Maria are, left,
Fire & Rescue's
The fire was
contained in the
thanks to the
quick reaction of
Flood protection information
Information is available through the Holmes
Beach Public Works office regarding flood
safety and property protection.
A letter and brochure were recently sent to
property owners in Holmes Beach notifying
them that the city falls entirely within the 100-
year floodplain and is also a special flood-haz-
If your home experiences flooding due to
drainage problems, a representative from the
Building or Public Works Department will visit
the property and explain how to correct the prob-
lem. Contact the building department for more
information at 708-5833.
The city also provides copies of Federal
Emergency Management Agency publications
on subjects such as floodproofing, retrofitting or
repairing your home or business. Stop by city
hall for free copies at 5801 Marina Drive.
THE ISLANDER 0 SEPT. 5, 2001 N PAGE 5
Beautification committee: primer on Sunshine
By Laurie Krosney
Anna Maria's newly created Environmental En-
hancement and Education Committee is no more.
Members of the committee voted to dissolve at a meet-
ing Aug. 28.
The vote came in response to difficulties created by
the committee's overburdening size 15 members
caused difficulties achieving a quorum.
Several members didn't come to meetings, and the
members who did attend agreed the large size of the
committee was a problem.
Early on, the committee complained of problems
observing Florida's Sunshine Law. There was talk of
disbanding and reforming as a private group, divorced
from the city.
Several members of the committee expressed dis-
may with the open meetings law, which prohibits mem-
bers of an elected body, or a board or committee that
may make recommendations to a governmental body,
from having private conversations about matters which
may later come before them for a vote.
After some research, EEEC Chairman Tim Eiseler
said he had come to terms with the dictates of the Sun-
shine Law, and he didn't see any way the committee
could privatize without creating problems.
"The law is very specific, and it is airtight. There
are cases upon cases, and in every instance, it has been
found that this type of committee must operate 'in the
'Sunshine."' Eiseler said.
Vice Mayor Tom Skoloda, as the liaison to the
committee, spoke at the first meeting about group dy-
namics. He said he thought a committee of from five
to seven members was most efficient. He also recom-
mended ways to formalize the committee's business
operations so things would operate smoothly.
Eiseler said, "In retrospect, I wish we had taken Mr.
Skoloda's good advice and not had to go through all this."
At the first meeting, Eiseler said, "The more the
merrier, as far as I'm concerned."
At the Aug. 28 meeting, the committee voted to
dissolve and to ask the city commission to appoint a
new committee of seven members at its Sept. 13 meet-
There was continuing discussion about problems
working within the confines of the Sunshine Law.
Cindi Mansour asked if the law still applied after
the city commission votes on a recommendation made
by the EEEC.
Skoloda said he thought private discussion about
a matter that was already voted on by the commission
would be OK. He further said he thought committee
members could work and talk privately once a decision
had been reached.
Skoloda also said he didn't think there would be a
problem with getting together in the homes of indi-
Specifically, the committee discussed a hypotheti-
cal instance of the commission giving approval for the
purchase of seasonal decorations.
However, Anna Maria resident Chuck Webb, an
attorney with governmental-law expertise, disagreed
"It is really best to meet in the Sunshine on any
matter that has even the remotest possibility of coming
back to the board. Furthermore, it's important to avoid
even the appearance of impropriety," Webb said.
"Everyone is bothered by the restrictions of the
Sunshine Law at first, but everyone gets used to it.
"Elected officials and appointed boards and com-
mittees all over Florida have learned to effectively con-
duct their business, and after all, it's the law."
The Sunshine Law was passed to get politics and
decision-making out of the back rooms and away from the
back doors, Webb said. "We just have to live with it."
Elected officials and members of appointed boards
and committees apparently complain about the Sun-
shine Law in the other Island cities, too.
Holmes Beach City Clerk Brooke Bennett said
there is always grumbling from some newly elected
officials or board members, but eventually everyone
settles down and learns that things can get done.
Holmes Beach provides its elected and appointed
officials with a pamphlet on the Sunshine Law that is
ordered from the Florida attorney general's office.
Each new committee or board is given an orienta-
tion as soon as appointments are made and new com-
missioners receive an orientation from the city attorney
as soon after the election as possible, Bennett said.
There is a similar procedure in place in Bradenton
Beach where City Attorney Alan Prather gives an orien-
tation to commissioners and each commissioner is pre-
sented with the "Govemment-in-the-Sunshine Manual."
Newly appointed members of boards and committees are
given a brochure on the Sunshine Law and the chair of
each committee briefs new members on the law.
In both cities, a video on the law produced by
Manatee County is shown.
That video is also shown once a year to newly
elected commissioners in Anna Maria along with a
presentation by the city attorney.
There is, however, no procedure in place for Sun-
shine Law orientation for new board and committee
members in Anna Maria.
Anna Maria City Clerk Alice Baird said, "It's obvi-
ous that with so many new committees being formed here
lately, we need to do some training." She is looking into
offering an orientation session in the near future.
At a previous EEEC meeting, the Manatee County
videotape on the law was set up and available for view-
ing, but the committee opted not to view it.
The matter of reforming and appointing a new
beautification committee will come before city com-
missioners at their Sept. 13 meeting.
Democratic Women's Club
The Democratic Women's Club of Manatee
County will meet at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 10, at
Stacey's Buffet Restaurant, 4848 14th St. W.,
Bradenton. Featured will be the Concerned Citizens of
Manatee County vide6 of Perico Island.
Further information may be obtained from
Francine Slack at 778-3444.
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Oh my. Those things we fear most, the bumps in
the night, are back.
Not too many years ago pre-"Jaws" you
could swim in the Gulf and bays and not worry.
Just as we were starting to get over the fear of
showering at home alone, er, swimming .with sharks,
we get a rude awakening.
A week ago at Coquina Beach a woman in waist-
deep water was bitten by a shark, possibly attracted to
her flashy jewelry.
Shark attacks are very prominent in the news now
- evidently alarming Labor Day beachgoers here.
Anna Maria Island seemed to have a remarkably quiet
Don't hold your breath. Or do, as the case may be.
Things could get worse before they are better.
Mote Marine Laboratory is warning a red tide out-
break may be headed our way. Reports of fish kills and
coughing residents from Manasota Key to Lido Beach
are a pretty strong indication.
The algae bloom that causes it is deemed moder-
ate to high, alarming officials and residents along the
coast. Red tide "ain't pretty."
Folks with existing respiratory problems are
greatly affected.The rest of us are left to suffer the
smell of dead fish and the dry, hacking cough red tide
causes. It seems to rob the air of oxygen, filling it in-
stead with a gut-wrenching stench.
Nothing to look forward to but a tropical breeze, a
strong gust from the north, or a miracle to send it far
offshore to dissipate.
Good news or bad?
Real estate prices are up, way up, on Anna Maria
Island. Sellers are tickled Bermuda pink.
The bad news is that if you're just starting on a
quest to find your place in paradise, you'll have to
reach a little deeper than you would have a year ago,
even six months ago.
According to one real estate seller, a north end
homeowner who purchased about a year ago on the
Gulf for $1.2 million was thought sure to take a
buyer's bait at $1.8 million. Not a bad profit, consid-
ering. But. au contraire. The homeowner is now
asking $2.6 million. The potential buyer: "Never
Never again, is more likely. No one "in the know"
we spoke to expects the prices to go down, ever.
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'Wrong way' right on
Your editorial "Wrong Way Cortez" was right on
the money, no pun intended.
At the Aug. 23 Cortez Waterfronts Florida Com-
mittee meeting, which I didn't attend, the committee
was almost unanimous in its approval to exclude "rent-
ers" from participating in the land-use zoning survey
for the Cortez waterfront.
This is a disturbing new trend (remember the ap-
proval of "cottages" on the waterfront?) and it leads me
to the conclusion that Cortezians now care less about
their community than they do about their pocketbooks.
We used to be an inclusive neighborhood who
hasn't seen the notices for events that say "y'all wel-
come"? Well, now it seems in matters that impact all
of us, not everyone is welcome.
The means to maintain and nurture a strong sense
of community is to have an inclusive vote.
Linda Molto, Cortez
I would like to add to your tribute to Lois Bond
(Islander, Aug. 29). She was a caring person who pro-
vided humor with her "crazy" outfits and who was in-
valuable to many of us when she lived near "the North
Her aid and support in my mother's illness last
summer allowed me to retain some degree of equilib-
rium during that stressful and painful part in my
Alice A. Moerk, Anna Maria City
I want to publicly congratulate Paul Roat on his
Sandscript column about Grassy Point.
As far as I know, these 37 acres are the only con-
tiguous pieces of original Island left undeveloped.
Shouldn't we leave our children a piece of our natural
beauty instead of all the concrete the Island has be-
By the way, have you, the public, ever drifted (no
motors please) over the flats to observe the beauty of
the marine life there?
Thank you Paul and The Islander for keeping this
quest before the public eye.
Billie Martini, Holmes Beach
It is a pleasure to reside in a community among so
many thoughtful human beings.
On June 29 I had a total hip replacement. So many
friendly neighbors, members from the Church of the
Annunciation, and close friends have reached out to
help me during my ongoing convalescence.
To all of you who called, sent cards, provided
meals, helped take care of my dog and were so consid-
erate in small meaningful ways, I extend my heartfelt
Every kind gesture is so much appreciated. You
made my recovery so much easier.
Jacqueline "Jake" Danzer, Anna Maria City
Nice to read
I can't imagine a nicer paper to read than The Is-
I was born in Wachula and visited the Island since
I was age 5. There have been many changes, but it still
remains a paradise in my heart.
I'm living in Texas now and visit Anna Maria al-
most every year. This year I drove with my 16-year-old
chocolate poodle. It was about 2,600 miles round trip.
May God bless this Island always. I wish I could
bring everyone to Anna Maria Island.
Iris June Flowers, Texas
THE ISLANDER U SEPT. 5, 2001 0 PAGE 7
The subject here is ...
By Don Maloney
The subject here today is "Toilets."
That is if, indeed, that's the proper name to use to
refer to that place where we were all early trained about
exactly how, why and where we were to go to do that
which you know is supposed to be done there.
How often "when" is involved for those visits of-
ten changes with our age, and on some occasions -
when and how we react to the sudden disposal we
Anyway, my concern of what to properly call that
particular place is a result of the rather wide selection
of name choices available for identifying that place.
There are far more choices available to identify that
room than exist for any other room in the house, or
even for any rooms that might be out behind the house.
(I'll get to that latter choice later.)
During my own personal liquid and/or solid waste
removal days that followed the times when all such
things were collected in diapers, and not in any special
room, I remember that my mother called that new non-
diaper option "Potty."
After I had that ID down pat, I was off to kinder-
garten where such movements were handled, not in
"Potties," but in the "Little Boy's Room." "Potty,"
which was unisex in design, was no more there because
in school, little girls had a room of their very own.
After grammar came high school and the "Little"
adjective for those rooms was dropped. In my days at
Syracuse University, I noticed just "Men" and
"Women" signs tacked on the appropriate doors. I was
told back then that, in Ivy League schools, those doors
signs read "Ladies" and "Gentlemen" but were still
on separate doors, of course.
My next toilet stop was the U.S. Army, where the
subject rooms now doorless and as big as the mess
halls were officially called "Latrines." I say "offi-
cially" because I hesitate to pass on the name of the
specific sort of "house" that GIs really called those
rooms. The Navy agreed with Army's house-type
name, but sailors officially called their similar facilities
"Heads." I still think that designation is strange, be-
cause just like the Army's facilities, "Heads" served the
body's opposite end.
Similar rooms all around the world, I found, are
referred to by many different names, despite the fact
that they all offer similar conveniences for similar pur-
poses. That is, except for some Oriental locations
where a sort of floor-level slit trench is expected to
handle the management of waste disposal. It may do so
for locals, but it's often a case of less hit and more miss
I've only seen "Loos" in Great Britain, although
they also have "Johns" there, as does the entire En-
glish-speaking world. Why they are "Johns" and not
"Georges" or "Roberts" I've never been able to learn.
Many more name choices for that room are around,
too. Like why "Rest Room" or "Comfort Station"?
Anytime I'm headed into either of them these days,
"rest" and "comfort" are the furthest things from my
mind. And how silly is "Bathroom?" Especially since
most places that call them "Bathrooms" are only
equipped with enough porcelain receptacles just big
enough to allow bathing one foot at a time at most.
"Privy" is another strange choice. That name
wasn't coined, I'm sure, by anybody who grew up in
a family with brothers and sisters, each of whom felt
they had private rights to that place. "Throne Room" is
another tag that would never work in similar families
with a collection of wannabe royalty. "Can" is another
wonder of mine. Why not call it "Bottle," like that con-
tainer they give you when you're strapped to hospital
"Commode" is a toilet name I hate to see. That's
mainly because it sounds French and I have never ap-
proved of how the French fiddle with the utilities in
their "Commodes." Especially since I found out years
ago during a Paris visit that there is a big difference
between what happens when you pull or push either a
"flush" or "bidet" control. Why the difference in those
names, I don't know, mainly because the "bidet" gave
me more of a "flush" than I had ever experienced be-
And "flush" reminds me why do cruise ships
have flushes with a noise that makes me feel like I
might go down with everything I left there? And why
do some places refuse to leave it up me when I can
flush? Every time one of those automatic flushes goes
off when I'm rising, I always worry that my wallet may
have fallen out and has gone down and out with every-
What about "Lavatories" (yet another name) on
airplanes? Why are they built so small that I have to
decide exactly what I wish to accomplish in there be-
fore I even go in, since it's impossible for me to turn
around once I'm inside. Ladies, of course, need make
no such pre-entry decision.
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'A decent season' for sea turtles on Island
By Jim Hanson
It's been "a pretty decent season" for turtles, the
people involved, even considering lights along the beach.
Decent except for the fox that ate up a whole nest
worth of loggerhead hatchlings the other night at Bean
Point at the north end of the Island.
Suzi Fox, who holds the state permit for preserva-
tion of marine turtles on Anna Maria Island, said there
are only 41 nests left to hatch out of a total of 182. Each
nest has 100 or so eggs the size and shape of a ping-
pong ball, and their occupant hatchlings climb up onto
the beach at night and head for the Gulf: 4,100 to go.
A few of the baby turtles are still showing up with
deformed flippers, and Fox hopes her season's-end
data will contribute to a scientific answer to the mys-
tery of the deformities.
Nesting is over, she noted, and her Turtle Watch
volunteers have ended their early morning search for
new nests and are concentrating on hatches. The last
nest laid is due to hatch Oct. 10, she said.
She was buoyed by her walks along the darkened
beach on "light patrol" during the past week. She found
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 7
While the world's wide collection of toilet room
names fascinates me, I get far more than somewhat
annoyed when I am in a public place like a restaurant,
and after I get to where the proper rooms are located,
I then find some clever names on the doors.
I mean names like "Chickens" and "Roosters,"
or cuties like "Buoys" and "Gulls." Because I don't
get warnings that I need to visit those room as early
as I used to, I don't have time to figure out if I am a
"Chicken" or a "Rooster," or a "Buoy" or a "Gull,"
or even "Snow White" or "Dopey."
I need to get in and get the job done immedi-
And what's with "WC"? I've heard it stands for
"Water Closet." Does that mean nothing solid is to be
left in them?
I don't want to end this up without a couple of good
very few lights visible to lead hatchlings to death inshore
and away from their target, the sparkle of the Gulf.
"I was pleasantly surprised everybody is doing so
well," she said.
In support of the pleasantness, she noted that
hatchlings from only two nests have been thus disori-
ented so far all this season where "normally we have
two dozen or more. That's progress."
Competition for Longboat
guide art is beginning
An artist is being sought to provide the art for the
cover of the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce
2002 visitors' guide and membership directory.
The art will be selected in competition being con-
ducted in partnership with the Longboat Key Center
for the Arts. Entries must reflect Longboat Key in
color in any medium and be presented in a vertical
Artists should include a brief biography with
entries and address them to the chamber at 6854 Gulf
of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key FL 34228. Deadline
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words about toilet names. Like, I must say, there is no
more descriptive toilet name than "Outhouse."
On my Uncle Lester's farm, that's exactly where
it was, and that's what we called it. "Outhouse."
The only thing that confused me out there was when
Uncle Lester tried to explain that he didn't put the Sears
catalog out there for us just to read. It's just as well he
didn't, because a lot of pages had been torn out. He never
clearly explained the half moon carved out of the door,
either. And why call it a "house" when it had one room?
I notice these days that where contractors are work-
ing on buildings or roads or such, the temporary toilets
they have there are often labeled "Porto-Potty." And
when I see that "Potty" name, I think that maybe it's
really true what goes around actually does come
Otherwise, why would we have toilets by any
name in the first place?
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Adult computer courses return to elementary school
By Diana Bogan
Adult computer courses will be taught at the
Kronus Community Technology Center at Anna Maria
Elementary School beginning Tuesday, Sept. 11.
Classes range in skill from beginner to intermedi-
ate levels and cost $46-$60. There is also a $7 lab fee
for all classes held at the Island school and textbooks,
if required, are not included.
If you are new to the Internet, take Intemet Basics and
learn how to navigate the World Wide Web, e-mail, chat
rooms, and more. Intemet Basics will meet from 4-6 p.m.
on Tuesday and Thursday for six sessions beginning Sept.
11, and repeats starting Oct. 9. This class costs $46.
New this fall is an Intermediate Interet course. Dur-
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Anna Maria support
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ment grant and with a deadline looming, the city would
like your help.
City Clerk Alice Baird is asking for letters of sup-
port from public or private agencies or organizations.
The grant would provide funds to help with a tree
management program specifically to remove haz-
ardous and exotic trees from city property and rights of
Baird said the grant would help in the areas of
safety, reducing storm damage, and protection and en-
hancement of natural resources.
The city is applying for $10,000.
Letters, addressed to the City of Anna Maria, P.O.
Box 608, Anna Maria FL 34216, or delivered to Baird
at city hall, must be received by Sept. 10.
history and security. You'll also develop skills to keep
your computer running at maximum performance. Classes
will be held Monday and Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. be-
ginning Nov. 5. The cost of this course is $46.
For those who have never used a computer, the Be-
ginner Computer course offers lots of tender loving care.
Topics will cover what to look for in buying a computer,
how to speak the lingo and basic-operation skills. This
class will meet Tuesday and Thursday nights from 4:30-
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The course costs $60 and will be completed in nine ses-
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Thursday from 6:45-8:45 p.m. for nine sessions.
Finally, a Microsoft Office Overview course will
be held on Tuesday and Thursday from 6:45-8:45 p.m.
starting Jan. 30. Windows knowledge is required, as the
focus of this course will be Word, Excel and Power
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course will also be completed in nine sessions.
Classes are open to all on a first-come, first-served
basis and enrollment at the Island WOW lab is usually
limited to 10 persons. Registration forms are available at
the Island school, public libraries and at Manatee Tech-
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For further course and registration information, call
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formed at a meeting Sept. 25 in Anna Maria City.
The trolley service is to start running from tip to tip
of Anna Maria Island early next year, noted Susan
Hancock, transit marketing manager of Manatee
County Area Transit, and the service needs a strong
marketing program to succeed.
"A fact-finding and promotional opportunities
group will be formed to seek input on numerous as-
pects of the trolley system at the meeting Tuesday,
Sept. 25," she said. It will be at 7 p.m. at Anna Maria
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put from groups of local merchants, restaurateurs, lodg-
ing owners, Island residents, mainland users and any
other groups that will be using the trolley service."
Hancock asked that input be provided or meeting at-
tendance confirmed with her at 747-8621, extension 227.
Watercolor exhibit opening
Thursday on Longboat Key
The Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society will open
its Full Members Painting Show Thursday, Sept. 6, at
the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat
The show reception will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday,
Sept. 7 at the center. The free exhibit is open to the
public Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30
p.m. Details may be obtained by calling 383-2345.
Writers group meetings Sept. 10
The Gulf Coast Writers will meet at 10:15 a.m.
Monday, Sept. 10, at the Island Branch Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Participants are asked to
bring original poems or essays to read.
Further information may be obtained at 778-7732.
'Critters' program at Mote Marine
Registration is open until Thursday, Sept. 13, for
a "Critters" study program at Mote Marine Laboratory
on City Island, just off the south ramp of the New Pass
Bridge from Longboat Key to Lido Key.
It is open for all ages to study "what lives in the
sand and muck beneath your feet" from 9 to 11 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 15. Cost is $12 for Mote members, $15
Interested persons may obtain further information
and register for the program by calling 388-4441, ex-
Wildlife wonders on display this
month at Island Branch Library
The Island Branch Library will feature the mixed-
media wildlife paintings of Island resident/artist Tim
Spindler in September.
Spindler, 35, teaches art at Johnson Middle School,
having moved here two years ago from Ohio. He also
offers his work at the Longboat Framing Gallerie.
The library is located at 5701 Marina Drive,
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Despite initial concerns, Holmes Beach city com-
missioners unanimously approved its sewer/wastewa-
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The agreement between the city and county has
provided for wastewater services since 1971.
Commissioner Rich Bohnenberger and Mayor
Carol Whitmore were originally concerned that the
county had not followed through with its responsibil-
ity to connect individual property owners into the main
sewer line on streets where septic tanks are still in use.
Bohnenberger thought the new franchise agree-
ment would shift the burden and added expense onto
the property owner and the city would be remiss not to
push the issue with the county.
Whitmore met with county officials, however, and
learned that it is not the county's responsibility to pay
for the hookup it's the city's.
In light of the clarification of responsibilities, com-
missioners agreed to the five-year franchise agreement
offered by the county.
Peacock Lane is one of two streets that the city
needs to hook into the main sewer line.
Barbara Burrows Hall and Christopher Dixon
Morris were married at the bride's Anna Maria
home by her daughter, Betsy Hills, a real estate
broker and notary. The new Mrs. Morris, 81, has
nine children and the bridegroom, 84, has four. They
met four years ago on the beach here. The wedding
dinner was at Ooh La La! restaurant, where the
couple had their first date at the former Chez Andre.
Church of Annunciation
Sunday School to start
Sunday School classes for children ages 3 to 11
will begin at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, at the Episcopal
Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes
The classes will be in Lowe Hall. Teachers will be
Sarah Fors, Sharen Jones and Carole Broden. An adult
class will begin in October, the church has announced.
Further information may be obtained by calling
Karate classes beginning
at Center on Thursday
Karate for children and adults will be from 6:30 to
8 p.m. Thursday, starting Sept. 6, at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Instructor will be sense Frank Koelbl, third dan
black belt in karate. Children must be age 8 or older.
Cost will be $5 per person for each class. Details are
available at 778-1908.
Dump this only
According to Bradenton Beach officials, the fol-
lowing items are the only allowable discharges into
Water line flushing.
Diverted stream flows.
Uncontaminated groundwater infiltration.
Uncontaminated pumped groundwater.
Discharges from potable water sources.
Air conditioning condensate.
Water from crawl space pumps.
Individual residential car washing.
Flows from riparian habitats and wetlands.
Dechlorinated swimming pool discharges.
Street wash waters.
Discharges or flows from emergency firefighting
If you have any questions as to whether a discharge
may be allowed, contact the Bradenton Beach Public
Works Department at 778-3947 before allowing a
questionable item to enter the stormwater system.
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Prom Time shoot under way on Island
All those young women and men around the Island
who seem beautiful enough to be models? They prob-
Pageantry magazine's Prom Time Photo Shoot is
under way up and down Anna Maria Island, headquar-
tered at the Tortuga Inn in Bradenton Beach.
From among 1,800 models throughout the United
States who competed in a model search, the nine fe-
male and five male winning teens are here for the
magazine's fashion-photo session.
Among them is Jennifer Summers of Ellenton, who
is Miss North America Teen 2001.
Pageantry is published quarterly in Longwood,
Fla., by Charles Dunn. It features prom fashions from
leading designers and manufacturers, said Dunn, mod-
eled by reigning pageant title holders and models. The
publication boasts 3 million readers.
The photo schedule began Tuesday and continues
Wednesday, Sept. 5, from 7 to 9 a.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.
on the beach in front of the Tortuga Inn and Silver Surf
Motel properties in the 1300 block of Gulf Drive North,
Bradenton Beach. Other sites include the "Bungalow
Babe" yacht anchored at Bradenton Beach Marina, the
Bungalow Beach Resort in Bradenton Beach, and in
Palmetto, the Manatee Convention Center and Regatta
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Anna Maria resident-artist Carrie Price traveled afar to the opening for her solo show at 213 Art & Antiques
in Provincetown, Mass. Price said she was impressed with the extent of the artist's community in P-town and
her work was very well received by guests at the opening.
Lois Daisy Bond
Lois Daisy Bond, 70, of Bradenton Beach, died
Born in Caldwell, Ohio, Mrs. Bond came to Mana-
tee County from Elmira,
N.Y., in 1962. She was an
artisan specializing in arts
and crafts. She was a mem-
S ber of the Moose Lodge,
.. Memorial services
were Sept. I at Griffith-
Cline Funeral Home, Island
Chapel. Burial was in
Bod Manasota Memorial Park,
on Bradenton. Memorial con-
tributions may be made to
Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd.,
Sarasota FL 34238, or the American Heart Association,
P.O. Box 15587, Sarasota FL 34277-1587.
She is survived by brothers Paul Wickham of In-
diana and Lee Wickham of Bridgeville, Del.
Roberta Jarvis Garlock
Roberta Jarvis Garlock, 78, of Bradenton Beach,
died Aug. 27.
Born in Ilion, N.Y., Mrs. Garlock came to Mana-
tee County from there in 1982. She was a homemaker.
She attended First Presbyterian Church in Ilion.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of
Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL
34238, or the American Cancer Society, 600 U.S. 301
Blvd. W. No. 136, Bradenton FL 34207.
She is survived by husband Donald; sons Gregory
A. of East Jordan, Mich., and Peter D. of Ashburnham,
Mass.; sisters Wilma Danforth and Camila Caswell of
Ilion, and Leona Cramer of Big Lake, Minn.; four
grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Francene M. Hix Johnson
Francene M. Hix Johnson, 71, of Holmes Beach,
died Aug. 31.
Born in St. Paul, Minn., Mrs. Johnson came to
Holmes Beach from there in 1988. She was a counse-
lor for the human services
i' department there and also
worked in St. Paul schools.
She taught school in Reno,
Nev., for one year. She was
Sa delegate for the Republi-
S can Party from Minnesota.
She was a member of St.
Anthony Park Lutheran
Church, St. Paul.
Services were Sept. 4
Johnson at Harvey Memorial Com-
munity Church, Bradenton
Beach. Burial will be in Ft. Snelling National Cem-
etery, St. Paul. Memorial contributions may be made
to ALS Association, 9887 Fourth St. N., No. 201, St.
Petersburg FL 33702.
She is survived by daughters Diane L. Beer and
Jolene D. Fisher, both of Bradenton; sister Janet
Lombard of St. Paul; brothers Frank Hix, Gary Hix and
Richard Hix, all of St. Paul; grandchild Nicole F. Clark;
and great-grandchild Heidi Clark, both of Bradenton.
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Original Turtle Watcher recalls early days
By Jim Hanson
Pity baby sea turtles: Their fathers are gigolos and
their mothers abandon them before they're even born.
That's the fond assessment of Frank Almeda after
many years of studying and helping sea turtles. He is
one of the Island's original turtle preservationists and
still an active member of the Anna Maria Island Turtle
In his view, moving sea turtle eggs to avoid this
year's beach renourishment would have amounted to
a tremendous summer's work for Turtle Watch, but
they should have been here when every nest was
Originally the Island's beach renourishment
project was to have run right through turtle nesting
season, May through October, so Turtle Watch mem-
bers would have had to move every nest in the project
area to Coquina Beach where no sand will be pumped.
Happily for all concerned but the renourishers,
Manatee County put off starting the project until Sep-
tember. So most of the nests up and down the Island
can stay put where the mother turtles leave them.
There was a time, though...
Almeda recalls that when he first helped Turtle
Watch get going in 1986, he and fellow organizers dug
up all the nests they could find. That was when prevail-
ing wisdom called for such handling.
The other organizers were Ed Callen, Mr. Lopez,
Manuel Ayala and Manuel Huerta, Almeda recalled,
and they spent a lot of nights and days making sure the
baby turtles got off to a good start.
The men ran what they came to call "the Turtle
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morning and evening and then one day the sand would
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to hatch and it would get lively. One night we had
2,000 baby turtles to carry to the Gulf and release."
They had special tanks, too, where they kept a few
turtles. "We had 20 there, fed them cat food in the
mornings. A lot of people visited and learned some-
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"Then the state decided we couldn't have captives.
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free, and for awhile they'd swim in circles as if they
were still in the tank.
"When they found out they were free, man, they
dived and swam and when divers tried to follow them
they surfaced two blocks away."
The state specialists decided that such means of
handling a hatch were not best for the marine reptiles,
so regulations were drawn that keep human hands off.
Turtles hatch where their mothers dig the nest, lay the
eggs and cover them with sand for incubation.
When they break out of their eggs, almost always
at night, baby turtles claw their way to the surface and
head for the light reflected on the surface of the Gulf.
Man interferes again, all too often. Lights inshore
lure baby turtles to their death, uider car wheels, into
bellies of predators, captured by brush and grasses that
hold them until they dehydrate and die.
Nearly 18 years later, Almeda will be with Turtle
Watch "long as I'm able." He lives in Anna Maria City
in the house he built himself in 1972. He has memen-
tos of his Army infantry service in World War II and,
before that, of days in the old Civilian Conservation
Corps that was early into ecology and preservation.
He is best known as chief of the Pier Regulars, a
semi-organized group that fishes and talks and disputes
facts and fiction on the city pier in Anna Maria.
A retired Tampa pipefitter with lung problems
from working with asbestos, he is a committed environ-
mentalist "I just like to see things have a break in
THE ISLANDER 0 SEPT. 5, 2001 PAGE 13
Colonels will meet
Charlie Fitt is looking for a few good Kentucky
colonels. He wants them to come to a party in their
honor in Bradenton Sept. 22.
He has one fine prospect on Anna Maria Island, but
he'll probably party without this colonel.
Snooks Adams of Holmes Beach has been just
such a colonel for 16 years and he still gets a chuckle
out of the distinction. His "commission" came about
in 1985, he recalled, when a friend from Kentucky
set him up.
The buddy called the governor, Martha Layne
Collins, who promptly issued an impressive docu-
ment addressed "To all whom these presents shall
come," to let everyone know that the "Honorable
Willis H. 'Snooks' Adams" was henceforward a
The buddy hand-delivered the document to
Snooks, who was the first deputy sheriff for the Island
and first police chief of Holmes Beach, as well as be-
ing perhaps its best-known citizen.
The commissions are tongue-in-cheek honors for
all sorts of distinguished people, and the theory is that
Kentucky colonels are good-will ambassadors for the
A reception and social gathering for them is
scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at
Nicki's West 59th Street Restaurant, 1830 59th St.
W., Bradenton, with Charlie Fitt of Bradenton the
He wants all Kentucky colonels in the area and
their spouses to get together for fellowship and for in-
formation on Kentucky Derby day celebrations.
The Island's colonel doubts that he'll make it -
"I don't get off the Island much anymore." He
wishes them all well, though, particularly the party
It won't be the first colonel-based hoopla he'll have
missed: Gov. Collins invited him to sit with hei at the
1985 Kentucky Derby, and he didn't make that date
PAGE 14 0 SEPT. 5, 2001 0 THE ISLANDER
Anna Maria Elementary School updates its image
By Diana Bogan
The peacock.has flown the coop and a surfer has
moved in as thenew student mascot at Anna Maria
Pidge Taylor, technology coordinator for the Island
school, has revamped the image of the parent newslet-
ter, now called The Surfer, and the school's public Web
"Most of our students no longer know why the
Peacock was the school mascot," said Taylor. "The
consensus of the school staff was to choose a new
mascot' that tied in-with the beach."
According to Taylor, peacocks used to roam the
school grounds until residents in the neighborhood of
the school in Holmes Beach had them removed.
"It was time for a change and the surfer ties in with
Anna Maria Elementary '
Monday, Sept. 10
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Lunch: Macaroni and Cheese or Chicken Patty on a
Bun, Green Beans, Fresh Fruit
Tuesday, Sept. 11
Breakfast: French Toast Stick with Syrup, Yogurt,
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or Fish Sandwich, Mixed
Vegetables, Fresh Fruit
Wednesday, Sept. 12
Breakfast: Bagel with Cream Cheese and Jelly,
Lunch: Hot Dog or Burrito with Salsa, Fresh
Steamed Baby Carrots, Fruit
Thursday, Sept. 13
Breakfast: Toast with Sausage Links, Yogurt. Cereal
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets or Hamburger Gravy with
Mashed Potatoes, Fresh Broccoli, Fruit
Friday, Sept. 14
Breakfast: Pancake-Wrapped Sausage, Yogurt.
Lunch: Breaded Pork Chop on a Bun or Chicken and
Rice, Corn, Fruit
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was begun last year by school guidance counselor
Cindi Harrison to recognize students on a weekly ba-
sis for outstanding civic achievements, such as giving
up free time to help another student.
The newsletter was previously published by the
-Parent-Teacher Organization, but Taylor offered to
take over the project since it fell into the realm of her
Both the newsletter and the Web site offer school-
based information such as upcoming events, lunch
menus and PTO news.
Taylor said parents can look forward to more pho-
tos from student projects and classroom events in the
"Since I work at the school, it's easy for teachers
to call me to their classroom to take a quick photo for
the newsletter," said Taylor.
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Monday, Sept. 10
Lunch: Macaroni and Cheese with Sausage
Links and a Roll or Chicken Patty on a Bun,
Chef Salad with Dressing, Green Beans, Fruit
Tuesday, Sept. 11
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or Fish Sandwich with
Chips, Chef Salad with Dressing, Mixed Veg-
Wednesday, Sept. 12
Lunch: Hot Dog with Fries or Burrito with
Salsa, Chef Salad with Dressing, Fresh Steamed
Baby Carrots, Fruit
Thursday, Sept. 13
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets with Chips or Ham-
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Chef Salad with Dressing, Fresh Steamed
Broccoli Florets, Fruit
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The newsletter is sponsored by several local busi-
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up for school year
The Anna Maria Elementary School Parent-
Teacher Organization is already busy planning this
year's fundraisers and events.
The first PTO meeting will be held Tuesday, Sept.
I 1. Dinner catered by Lazy Lobster of Sarasota and
Anna Maria Oyster Bar Landside of Bradenton will be
offered at 5 p.m. Dinner must be reserved and order
forms are made available by the PTO in the school's
administrative office several days prior to the event.
According to Lori Guerin, PTO president, meet-
ings follow dinner at 7 p.m. and will be held the sec-
ond Tuesday of each month.
Guerin said the first meeting will focus on educat-
ing parents on child safety at school.
The PTO is also planning to bring back many of
the same fundraisers it has done in the past, but prom-
ises this year many events will be "bigger and better
The PTO dinners are among the fundraisers that
will continue this school year. The gift-wrap sale will
"The gift-wrap sale is a real big thing," said
Guerin. "This year we're adding new products to the
sale. In addition to gift-wrapping, magazines will be
Students will also see some new products at the
school supply store. Guerin said that small, inexpensive
gifts that kids can buy for their parents will be made
available for purchase prior to the Christmas holidays.
The school supply store is open in the auditorium
before school on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. The
income derived from the sale of daily school supplies
is another source of fundraising for the PTO.
Other fundraisers to look for later in the year in-
clude the annual Fall Festival in October and Art to Re-
member, which features student art work transferred to
mouse pads and cups, available through special order
in the spring.
Guerin said the PTO theme for the year is "Back
to Basics" and. fundraisers and events will support
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shortfalls that have resulted in increased class sizes.
Money raised by the PTO is used to support art,
music, physical education, the computer lab and tele-
vision productions, student performances and supple-
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teacher aides and cafeteria staff.
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What do Island, Smithsonian have in common?
By Laurie Krosney
Who would imagine that in art circles, Anna Maria
and the venerable Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.,
have something in common? That "something" is the
artists' work displayed in both places.
L'Attitude Gallery, which is in the midst of its 10th
month of operation here, represents artists Tim Harding
and Ron Kent, both of whom have work in the
Smithsonian's permanent collection.
Harding works primarily in fiber and textiles. He
uses layering and says he believes "a textile can be as
legitimate a form of artistic expression as a painting."
Kent's wood crafts are also in the collection at the
Smithsonian, as well as at the Louvre in Paris and the
Metropolitan Museum in New York.
Other artists of international reputation are also
represented at L'Attitude, including glass artisan
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Smithsonian and in the collections of Presidents Bill
Clinton, Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter, and music
legends Carly Simon and Madonna.
Hawke's work seems to glow, as if lit from within,
and the delicate tracery in her etched designs is exquisite.
One blue vase at L'Attitide, which is 2 1/2 feet tall, depicts
just about every sea creature you could imagine.
The gallery displays work in metal, ceramic, stone,
glass, textile and wood. The work is attractively dis-
played in three well-lit rooms full of interesting angles
and corners. Visitors to the gallery can pass through a
door into the sculpture garden. More work is displayed
in the hallway leading to the garden.
The garden is enclosed by a wrought-iron fence
supported by crafted ceramic posts perhaps totems
is a more appropriate label that are both playful and
In fact, playful and interesting might be the best
words to describe L'Attitude.
The gallery is the work of business partners Sue
Smith and Elizabeth Bothereau.
Smith came to the area two years ago with her
husband. Jim Smith, managing editor at the Bradenton
Majoring in sculpture at Pratt Institute, Smith began
her career as a graphic artist at the Minneapolis Star/Tri-
bune. When her work grew to be confining, she left and
ran a small chain of galleries in the Twin Cities and
Wentworth Galleries, a large chain out of Miami.
"I like being able to apply the knowledge of differ-
ent mediums to selling things. I like relating to the cli-
ents and answering their questions and finding things
I know they will like," Smith said.
The gallery is also involved in e-commerce. "We
don't have a Web site yet," Smith said, "but we use e-
mail to send photos to existing customers. We do a lot
L'Attitude Gallery/Sculpture Garden brings sparkle to Island art scene
Works in glass sparkle in the morning sun at L'Attitude Gallery. High-end contemporary sculpture, crafts and
art for home, garden and commercial environments have made the gallery a meccafor art lovers. Islander
Photo: Laurie Krosney
of business over the Internet."
L'Attitude is a people-friendly environment. There is
nothing stuffy or snobby about it. There is no feeling like
there is in some New York galleries, where you sense it
is an inexcusable gaffe to speak above a whisper.
Several special exhibits are planned in the upcom-
ing months. "Evolution of the Figure" is the title of
September's show, when the gallery will feature ce-
ramic marionettes and basket-weave figures.
October's show is on contemporary masks, featur-
ing whimsical and ritual masks. In November, the
works of ceramic artist Anna Silver will be featured.
Worthy of a pedestal
Sue Smith, co-owner of L'Attitude Gallery, holds a
wood bowl crafted by Ron Kent. Kent's work is
housed in the permanent collections in numerous
museums. Now you can see it in Anna Maria.
Islander Photo: Laurie Krosney
She will be showing her vases, vessels and teapots.
L'Attitude is probably not a place you'd want to bring
small, wild children, but it is definitely a place to linger.
And to visit often, because there's always something new.
A new L'Attitude Gallery was recently opened on
Newberry Street in Boston, and Bothereau has been
spending most of her time there, getting that space into
L'Attitude is located in the former post office plaza
at 9908 Gulf Drive in Anna Maria. The gallery is open
from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and
from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Artists Guild schedules events through year's end
The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island has a
full schedule for the rest of this year, featuring its
New Artists' Exhibit in September and running
through a holiday open house.
The program at the gallery, at 5414 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach:
September New Artists' Exhibit with
Sunny Werner, mixed media, and Norval Fishvogt,
Neil Redmond and Cheryl Jorgenson, watercolors.
October Caribbean Exhibit by the Artists of
the Gallery Committee. Meeting, Oct. 1 at 6:30
p.m. with "Music and Creativity" program by Dr.
Alice A. Moerk. Reception, Oct. 5 from 5:30 to
8:30 p.m. Demonstration, Oct. 11 from noon to 2
p.m., suma-e painting by Hide Ito Drew.
November Exhibit featuring pastels by Donna
Bednarz and Peggy Potter. Reception, Nov. 2 from
5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Meeting, Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m., "Up-
date of Village of the Arts," Annie Rossini. Sidewalk
sale, "Tour de France," Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Demonstration, "Baskets and Tapestry" by Gloria
Hall Cropper, Nov. 13 from noon to 2 p.m.
December Meeting, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m., cov-
ered dish meal and Christmas party. Holiday open
house Dec. 7 from 5 to 8 p.m.
The gallery is open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
weekdays, 10 to noon Saturday, quiet Sunday. Fur-
ther information may be obtained at 778-6694.
THE ISLANDER 0 SEPT. 5, 2001 PAGE 17
Elementary school works on improvement plan
By Diana Bogan
Principal Tim Kolbe has teamed up with
teachers at Anna Maria Elementary School to
develop this year's School Improvement Plan.
The SIP is revised each year as a method of
developing goals for the school over the next
three to five years.
"This time we've written our plan with lofty
goals in mind," said Kolbe, "that is, goals that
may be beyond reach, but inspire us to work
harder in the hope that we will reach them."
The objectives outlined in this year's plan in-
Achieve the Manatee County School's District
Reading Initiative Objective by providing a balanced
literacy approach in the classroom.
Train teachers to utilize a balanced literacy ap-
proach in the classroom.
Provide remedial-reading instruction for stu-
dents that have a need for it.
Integrate balanced reading into the media cen-
Prepare students for the possibility that science
will become part of the Florida Comprehensive
Achievement Tests in 2003.
The school's advisory committee, which
includes parents, will review the plan before it
is given to the school board for final approval.
According to the SIP checklist, the school
board will be looking for objectives that address
remedial education and strategies to improve
The SIP committee consists of Kolbe, guid-
ance counselor Cindi Harrison, and teachers
Lynn Drolet, Lynne McDonough and Joan
The group is busy defining its goals and
should finish the first draft by September.
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Vic Caserta of Holmes Beach shows Capt. Hariy
Eppelein what Anna Maria Island is all about as they
sail the Virgin Islands aboard Eppelein's 62-foot
ketch "Prima Donna. Also aboard were Kathy
Caserta and a family from Delaware.
Madison, 5, and Mikayla, 3, take time out whilefather Patrick Kane catches up on hometown news at Grand
Coulee Dam on the Columbia River in Washington state. They are from Holnes Beach.
A big chill
Against a glacial background Max Rusche checks the news from his semi-hometown from the deck of
an Alaska cruise ship. He is the son of Beth and Terry Rusche of Holmes Beach and Cincinnati.
Three-year-old Sean Ryder pulls a convincing bluff "read-
ing" The Islander at his home in Nantucket, Mass. He is the
son offormer Islander Teacy Ryder.
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their Islander at the Matterhorn in the Swiss Alps. He
is school psychologist at Anna Maria Island Elemen-
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School in Bradenton.
Sisters from England and Indiana gathered for a reunion on Anna Maria Island, left to right, Jean Cheese
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THE ISLANDER U SEPT. 5, 2001 U PAGE 19
Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Aug. 22. 314 Pine Ave., Anna Maria Island Cof-
fee Co., criminal mischief. Someone scratched graf-
fiti onto a wooden door, jammed the lock, and cut
down a banner, according to the police report.
Aug. 24, 512 Pine Ave., Roser Memorial Com-
munity Church. open door. On 'a routine check, a
door at the church was found open and deputies se-
cured the building.
Aug. 24. 412 Pine Ave., Island Marine, alarm
compliance. Deputies responded to an alarm. The
area was secured and an alarm compliance card was
left at the location.
Aug. 27. 100 Spring Ave., Sand Bai restaurant
office, alarm compliance. Deputies responded to an
alarm. The area was secured and an alarm compli-
ance card was left at the location.
Aug. 23. 1500 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Park, ju-
venile problem. Two juveniles were found skipping
school at the beach. One of the juveniles was ar-
rested for driving without a license.
Aug. 23, 1201 Gulf Drive N., Silver Surf Resort,
found property. An Arizo.naIdentification Card was
foutndin a vacant room.
Aug. 23, 1900 Guilf Driie S ,iojuini Bcich,~,.
theft. A-beach bag lefton a blanket Pi ~ ach. .,_
reported stolen. ..
Aug. 23, 700 block of Gulf Drive Noirh, lost
property.' : man called to repgdit that his- wallet was
missing.from IlI- bueE pocke t atier he -firned from
a walk on tie beach -' .
Aug::. "?2 I Q Gulf Drive N.; Siarky's Pub, as-
sist othci j(eii.. Officers assisted the Manatee
County.Sheriitt Office in loacting.the recipient of
a temporary injunction.
Aug. 24, 200 Gulf Drive N., Beach House-.res-
taurant, burglary. A wallet, purse d clkihini \.ere
stolen from a vehicle parked in the restaurant p.u1k-L
ihg:'lot. Accordi-n-g to the report, a wind'onI -i1n h '
driver's side of the vehicle had been smashed to gain
access to the vehicle.
S- Aug. 24, 1900 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Park, bur-
glary. Two women reported that their purses were sto-
len from their car while they spent the day on the
Aug. 25, 1900 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Boat Ramp,
information. A driver's license was seized from a man
after officers discovered it was suspended.
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he saw a man hitting a woman on a boat. According
to the report, the witness said the woman yelled for
someone to call the police, however, the boat had
left the dock by the time officers arrived on the
Aug. 26. 2513.,,ulf Drive N., Circle K, theft. A
driver left the gas station without paying for gasoline.
Aug. 27, 403 Highland Ave., Bradenton Beach
Police Department, information. A woman filed a re-
port against a man, saying he gave her juvenile son
a tattoo. According to the report, the man admitted
to the tattoo work, but told police the boy showed
him a college identification card. The mother later
confirmed that her son had presented himself as a
Aug. 27, 2100 Gulf Drive, Coquina Park, grand
theft. A man reported that his go-ped was stolen
from the back of his truck while it was parked under
the Longboat Pass Bridge.
Aug. 27, 2000 Gulf Drive S.. abandoned vehicle.
While on patrol, officers found a vehicle with a
smashed windshield and no tag attached to it. Ac-
cording to the report, officers had the car'towed.
Aug. 28, 100 block of Bridge Street, traffic ci-
tation. A vehicle was stopped for failing to drive to
the right around the rotary traffic island. Upon fur-
lher investigation, officers found that the man's
..dr il' I license was suspended. According to the
reportt the driver's license and vehicle tag were
Aug. 28, 200 Bridge St., Bridge St. Pier & Cafe,
robbery. Officers responded to a holdup alarm. Ac-
'ordini, to the report, Florida Power and Light was
,hrtrklng on the building, causing the alarm to signal.i
'The al-ea.was secured.
Aug. 28, 200 Gulf Drive S., Beach Barn, false
alarm,. Officers responded to a burglary alarm. Ac-
cording to the report, an employee accidentally set
'ff the alarm.
"Aug. 29. 101 Gulf Drive N., One Stop Shell
,h,.,p information. A woman lost her diamond ring
r hile on vacation. According to the report, she
thinks she may have lost it while shopping at the
shell shop. The ring is valued at $2,400.
Aug. 29, 2700 block of Avenue C, found prop-
erty:A plastic bag with $67 in cash found floating
in the bay was turned in to the police department.
Aug. 29, 1600 block of Gulf Drive North, crimi-
nal mischief. Graffiti was written on the west wall of
a rental unit. According to the report, a $300 clean-
ing deposit on the rental unit will be used to clean
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Upon further investigation, the officer-discovered
the owner's driver's license was suspended and is-
sued a citation for running the light and a summons
to appear in court.
Aug. 26, 3700 block of East Bay Drive, theft. A
man reported that two diamond rings were missing
from his condo. The rings are valued at $10,000.
Aug. 27, 500 block of Key Royale Drive, theft.
A bicycle left in a carport was reported stolen.
Aug. 28, 4300 block of Second Avenue, theft.
Officers responded to a burglary alarm at a resi-
dence. Upon arrival, they found the front door open
and that three rooms had been ransacked. According
to the report, the resident later took inventory and
told officers that the only item missing is a Colt
Aug. 28, 100 block of 45th Street, lewdness. A
woman reported that while she sat on the beach to
view the sunset, she saw a man behind her fondling
himself. According to police, the man left the scene
before they arrived.
Aug. 29, 5300 block of Gulf Drive, threats. A
man reported that a former co-worker currently in-
volved in a worker's compensation dispute made
threats against their employer.
Aug. 29, 5300 block of Gulf Drive, warrant. Of-
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Dolphins drop 13-0 decision to Broncos in hard-hitting affair
The Anna Maria Island Dolphin football team tack-
led its most dangerous foe yet when it took on the de-
fending Superbowl champion JV Broncos at the Police
Athletic Leauge Thursday, Aug. 30.
In what was one of the hardest hitting JV games a
fan could see, the Broncos defeated the Dolphins by a
13-0 score. The difference in the game for the Broncos
was two big plays one on offense, the-other on de-
The two teams battled it out on pretty much even
terms throughout the first half. The Dolphin offense -s,
struggled somewhat with the quickness of a Bronco
defense that limited the Dolphins to no points, three i r
first downs, and 48 yards of total offense.
The Bronco offense was held in check, though a i .,r
couple of plays looked like they had "home run" poten-. .
tial, but good open field tackling kept the Broncos out
of the end zone.
The Broncos came close to scoring in the last
minute of the first half when Brian Dunbar broke loose .
on a 23-yard run to the Dolphin 13-yard line. The Bron-
cos then tried to pass their way into the end zone, but
that was broken up by safety Sam Lott. Bronco quar-
terback Jermaine McKenzie attempted to bootleg his
way for a touchdown, but the Dolphin defense stopped
him as time expired.
Following the intermission, the Dolphins tried to
surprise the Broncos with a "pooch kick," hoping for
a fumble but limiting the chance of a big return.
The Broncos then got the first of their big plays ... .
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Bronco quarterback McKenzie bootlegged his way into '".. .: '"
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play of "smash mouth football." Coach Tom Moore
called running back Lott's number six straight times to
drive to the Bronco 10-yard line before the drive stalled
when Lott got tackled for a loss of six. Quarterback
Greg Lowman tried to pass for the first down, but he
was sacked by Bronco defender Daniel Mendoza, turn-
ing the ball back over to the Broncos.
The Broncos tried to go for the jugular and came
out throwing. but Lott broke up McKenzie's attempted
pass on first down while the Dolphins dodged a bullet
on second down. McKenzie tossed a short pass to
Dunbar in the flat, but he dropped the ball, bringing up
third down and 10 yards to go. McKenzie dropped back
to pass, but was pressured by Nick Sato into throwing
an interception by Zach Schield, giving the Dolphins
a ray of hope.
The Dolphins were held to only four yards on first
and second down, so they went to the air on third down,
but Lowman's pass was incomplete, forcing the "Fins"
to go for it on fourth down. Lowman threw the ball into
the flat for Lott, but Brian Alexander stepped in front
to intercept the ball and returned it 70 yards for a touch-
down to ice the game.
The Dolphins didn't give up, however, as they
drove down to the Bronco 14-yard line as the second
ticked away, but they ran out of time.
Workhorse running back Lott had a huge day on
the ground, carrying the ball 21 times for 113 yards
while also breaking up two passes and making eight
tackles. Credit has to go to offensive linemen Steve
Faasse, CJ Wickersham, Tanner Pelkey, Patrick Cole,
and Scottie Steenstra. Defensive linement Sato,
Schield, and Eric Whitley played well on defense.
It's soccer time again
The Anna Maria Island Community Center will be
having a kickoff dinner to jump-start its soccer season
,- at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6. Beach Bistro and Bis-
tro at Island's End will provide the dinner for a cost of
$6 for adults and $5 for children under age 16. Parents
are asked to bring a dessert to share.
-;. Playerswill receive their uniform, a the banquet.
Black shorts are required for the games and can be
purchased for $10 if needed. Many prizes, donated by
local supporters, will be raffled off. Everyone is wel-
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SaturdaN morning, Sept. 8, marks the 10th annual
Jamboree at the Center, with pictures for all teams/
players and a schedule of short scrimmages for each.
Dolphin quarterback Greg Lowman sprints for a
Winners in the Sept. I horseshoe games were
Gene Snedecker and Jack Cooper, both of Holmes
Beach. Runner-up was Neil Sweerus of Bradenton.
Winners in the Aug. 29 games were George
Landraitis of Bradenton and Bill Starrett of Anna
Maria. Runners-up were Jim Spencer of Holmes
Beach and Sweerus.
Winners in the Aug. 25 games were John Johnson
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Landraitis and Ron Pepka of Bradenton.
Winners in the Aug. 22 games were Spencer and
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Truth or fiction on Internet what can you believe?
The World Wide Web is an amazing thing. With
just a few keystrokes, access to almost any snippet of
minutia is accessible from the comfort of your home.
The Internet is especially useful to journalists. We
can dredge up information for articles with ease, thanks
to some pretty impressive search engines. It's saved me
hundreds of hours of research not to mention time
spent trekking to the library and numerous long-dis-
tance phone calls over the years.
There's a problem with the Internet, though -
determining if the info gleaned via computer is the
truth. The picture.accompanying'this article is a good
case in point.
A friend sent me the iceberg picture a month or so
ago. It's obviously a stunning picture with its dozens
of shades of blue, that the black and white reproduction
here doesn't do justice.
The cutline that was included with the picture said
it was taken in the North Atlantic by a diver working
from an offshore oil drilling rig. Its weight was esti-
mated at 300 million tons.
I sent it off to a computer-photographer buddy in
Colorado, since he likes that kind of stuff. He sent me back
an e-mail saying it "is definitely cool, but my left brain
smells something fishy. Where is the light coming from
that is illuminating the iceberg from below, and how can
a camera 'see' the iceberg from that distance? Am I mak-
ing sense, or am I just a cranky old skeptic?"
I remembered that there is a way to deal with light
refraction both above and below the surface, although
I couldn't remember how to do it, told him so, called
him a cranky old skeptic, and forgot about it.
A few days ago he sent me back another e-mail
from a Web site called truthorfiction.com. According
to the folks who put that site together, the picture is a
fake, a composite of not two but actually four pictures.
Here's what the alleged photographer wrote:
"I created the image as a way of illustrating the
concept of what you get is not necessarily what you
see. As a professional photographer, I knew that I
couldn't get an actual shot of an iceberg the way I en-
visioned, so I created the final image by compositing
several images I had taken. The two halves of the ice-
berg are two separate shots. one taken in Alaska and
one taken in Antarctica (neither is underwater). The
only underwater part is the background taken off the
coast of California. The sky is the last component. It
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took a lot of research on lighting and scale to get the
berg to look real."
The explanation begs the real question, of course
- do we now want to believe what the alleged iceberg
Shark stories, too
There's another Intemet rumor purported to be solved
on truthorfiction.com, by the way. I've been hearing lots
of stories of late about the shark attack on 8-year-old Jessie
Arbogast in the waters of the Florida Panhandle. The ru-
mor was that the uncle who saved the kid was actually
shark fishing, had chummed the water, caught the bull
shark just off the beach, fought it for a couple hours and
got it close to shore when an excited Jessie ran into the
water to get a closer look and got bit.
The alleged truth, according to truthorfiction: "The
National Park Service has issued a report on the incident
that says there was no fishing going on at all in the area
of the attack, not by Jessie's uncle or anyone else. The
report says Jessie was attacked while swimming and that
the uncle did manage to drag the shark ashore by grabbing
its tail. According to an editorial in the Pensacola News
Journal on July 27, the rumors about the uncle fishing for
shark started a couple of days after the attack on Jessie and
spun out of control from there, especially on the Internet.
There is no ranger who shot the shark and no witnesses at
all who saw anybody fishing. The National Park Service
would like to figure out where the rumor started."
There you go. Maybe. But I still like to think that
deep in the hidden depths of the New York sewer sys-
tem there are huge, albino alligators just waiting to
come up and get lunch.
So you're sitting on the beach and you see an air-
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Real iceberg? No.
plane trailing a banner fly past. The sign reads: "Dan-
gerous predators in water now. You? Goveg.com
You think, "Sharks? Stingrays? Huh?"
It seems the folks with PETA, the People for the
Ethical Treatment of Animals, are at it again.
"People are under the impression that sharks are
this great danger to people," a PETA spokesperson
said. "What we're trying to point out is that human
beings are a greater danger to animals than they are to
The banner is an attempt to convince people to eat
only vegetarian foods.
You knew that, too. Right?
There is an Internet site that has odd laws that pur-
portedly are still on the books. From that, we learned
that according to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, it is il-
legal to sing while wearing a bathing suit in Sarasota.
We'd love to hear your fish stories,
and pictures are welcome at The Islander.
Just give us a call at 778-7978
or stop by our office in the
Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach.
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Redfish action still hot, heavy; grouper fishing great
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Redfish are the best bet for backwater fishers this
week. while offshore action on grouper continues to be
red-hot. There are still a few hungry tarpon lurking
around Tampa Bay, and mackerel in the passes or off
the beaches continue to hit the hooks.
Capt. Roy Salgado had the catch of the week: he
caught and released a 525-pound goliath grouper last
week. He's also catching black fin tuna to 30 pounds,
mutton snapper to 16 pounds, gag and red grouper to
25 pounds and mangrove snapper to 6 pounds.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said redfish are still
the Number I hit in the bays. He's also putting char-
ters onto snook, snapper and mackerel, and last Friday
hooked two tarpon more than 100 pounds. He's find-
ing snapper and flounder in Longboat Pass, too.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said
mackerel are still out in the Gulf, redfish are thick in
the bays, sharks are cruising Tampa Bay and offshore
grouper fishing is still very, very hot.
Capt. Curt Morrison and Capt. Ryan Hackney
on the Neva-Miss caught and released a 50-pound
goliath grouper last week. They're putting charters onto
grouper to 20 pounds, snapper to 6 pounds, amberjack
to 50 pounds, dolphin to 10 pounds, and are catching
lots of sharks at night.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business said he's
catching lots and lots of Spanish mackerel, mangrove
snapper, trout and reds.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach is also finding lots of mackerel, plus
mangrove snapper and a few keeper reds.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said pier anglers
are catching some good-sized redfish, a few snook,
some mangrove snapper, plus black drum, small sharks
and lots of Spanish mackerel.
Anna Maria City Pier fishers are reeling in Span-
ish mackerel in the mornings, some big redfish, man-
grove snapper and a few small sharks.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he's getting into trout, redfish, flounder and
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
fishers there report lots of redfish in the Manatee River,
plus mackerel in Tampa Bay, black drum and a seven-
foot-long hammerhead shark.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide out of
Holmes Beach said he's still catching lots of red grou-
per up to 25 pounds, lane snapper, mangrove snapper
and gag grouper to 10 pounds.
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His fish is
almost as big as
Bob Hull of
shark with half
a mullet as bait
but was de-
lighted to hook
this tarpon from
the beach. He
landed it after
and released it.
Hull said he
pleased with the
for his gear a
rod and reel
On my boat Magic we caught more than 60 redfish
last week, most up to 32 inches, plus a 25-pound cobia.
Other highlights included mackerel, flounder and man-
Good luck and good fishing.
Capt. Mike Heistand, a 20-year local fishing guide,
takes fishing reports (leave message) at 779-9607. Pic-
tures ofyoour catch are also welcome and may be dropped
Backwater Near Shore Up to 7 miles out in the Gulf
Snook Redfish Trout Flounder Mackerel Snapper
Light Tackle Fishing Reservations a must
Tackle, bait, ice, fishing license provided!
Captain Mike Heistand U.S.C.G. Lic.
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(night slot after hours). Please identify, persons in the pic-
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Oil Buster offers eco-friendly wastewater disposal
By Diana Bogan
On-Site Mobile Automotive Detailing, owned by
John Richtscheidt, is committed to not only keeping
your car clean, but also keeping the environment clean.
The firm is the first company ever to own, use and dis-
tribute the "Oil Buster," a versatile, above-ground oil
and water separator.
"Automotive detailing is a dirty business, and this
is my way of helping to clean up the industry,"
When.the On-Site Mobile teams arrives to detail
your automobile, it brings a trailer that holds 120 gal-
lons of fresh water. Richtscheidt's crew then drives
your automobile onto a rubber mat, which builds a res-
ervoir and prevents any oils and toxins from running
into the ground. As the crew steamcleans the car and
its engine, the wastewater is siphoned back into the
trailer, which can also hold up to 120 gallons of waste-
The wastewater is later pumped through the oil
buster, which uses a 'BioWorm," that literally feeds off
the oil. The BioWorm looks like a sock, but according
to Richtscheidt, it contains the same bacteria that are
used to clean up oil spills. The BioWorm fits into the
first of three collating filters inside the oil buster and
consumes the oil and grease, eliminating any waste.
The resulting wastewater looks like gray water and can
safely be disposed of in the sewer system.
Richtscheidt installed the oil buster unit in January,
and says the system is more efficient and less expen-
sive than installing an underground system.
"It costs us less than $1 a day to operate this sys-
tem and there is no waste. With an underground system
you still have to pump out the waste oil.
"Our method doesn't cost any more than other de-
tailing services and most companies in Florida let the
waste go down the drain. I enjoy fishing myself, and I
wanted an environmentally friendly system," explained
Underground separation systems cost $12,000 to
$50,000, compared to the oil buster, which is priced
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just under $4,000, he said, and the average car wash
uses 50 to 80 gallons of water per wash and the On-Site
Mobile team uses only 17-20 gallons.
The "Oil Buster" can hold up to 450 gallons of
wastewater and is designed for stationary or mobile
use. Richtscheidt believes the product benefits any in-
dustry that produces wastewater with oils.
Island resident Scott Barr takes advantage of the
convenience of Richtscheidt's services twice a year.
"They do a topnotch job. Often times my car is my
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Body Eclectic opens
for therapies in Cortez
The Body Eclectic has opened in Cortez not only
for three forms of therapy but to advise other massage
practitioners how to market their services.
Sandra Visser of Holmes Beach opened Body
Eclectic at 6682 Cortez Road W. in the Cortez Village
Shopping Center. She is former regional operations and
marketing chief for Prime Outlets in Baltimore.
She said that after she retired for health reasons she
went into therapeutic mas-
'' sage, then Reiki and "body
4 W talk," the therapy forms she
offers in Cortez. Reiki
means "universal life en-
ergy," she said, developed
in Japan in the 1800s. Body
talk is a combination of sev-
eral healing methods.
The Body Eclectic's
s hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
VisserMonday through Friday,
and early morning or evening appointments are avail-
able. Further information on the therapies and her mar-
keting consultancy is available at 779-0400..
Internet classes scheduled
at library on Mondays
Basic Internet classes will be conducted from 8:30
to 10 a.m. every Monday at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Registration is required and is limited to four per-
sons per week. Friends of the Library member Amy
Hook will conduct the one-session lessons intended for
those who have never used a computer.
Interested persons may obtain further information
and register for the class by calling 778-6341.
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Big architect finds new niche
on Anna Maria Island
Like many other Anna Maria Island retirees before
him, Mike McCaleb found himself growing restless-
ness in retirement.
He didn't want to
abandon architecture, a pro-
S fession in which he had
spent most of his adult life,
;., B and he had just retired from
designing newspaper build-
Sings and facilities. He liked
houses, the Gulf Coast had a
need in the field, so the de-
cision was easy: He settled
McCaleb on houses for his new ca-
He has been at it for a short time, but already has
a busy schedule and is looking for more.
His "other" career took him all over the country, de-
signing newspaper facilities in places from Kodiak,
Alaska, to Miami, from small papers to giants such as the
Cleveland Plain Dealer, Miami Herald, Seattle Times.
Much of his travel was for the Newhouse group,
which has papers of all sizes around the country. For
the past 10 years most of his work has been in Florida,
so he could fulfill a life's dream and live on Anna
Maria Island. He vacationed here as a teenager grow-
ing up in Wachula.
Taking early retirement from his big Ohio-head-
quartered architectural firm, he found idleness wasn't
for him and went into home architecture.
He gets a lot of remodeling and expansion work, he
said, for the Island and Longboat Key are almost built
out for new homes. Much of his work has turned out
to be on waterfront properties, but he's open for any-
"You have to be current on all the technology," he
said. "And you need comprehensive knowledge on all
regulations, especially FEMA," the Federal Emergency
Management Agency which regulates construction in
"Most important of all, though, is listening to the
owner. If you can't hear a client, you won't have a
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Chamber to honor school's
World of Work
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
will present plaques and a check Wednesday, Sept. 12,
to the World of Work program the chamber helped
establish at the Anna Maria Elementary School.
Presentations will be made at a business card ex-
change from 5 to 7 p.m. in the school's Technology
The chamber got involved with the WOW program
three years ago to aid in education and to encourage
students to start early looking at career possibilities.
Among the programs, students can spend time.at a
business, gaining early experience and getting practi-
cal instruction from the people there.
Among presentations will be a check for funds to
be used in the WOW program, continuing support by
the chamber for such items as high-tech equipment and
programs. The money comes out of proceeds from the
chamber's 2001 Spring Festival, amount still to be
Also to be presented for placement on the walls
of the WOW room in the center are plaques. One
notes the program's establishment in February 1998
by the chamber, and another is a mounted 1998 let-
ter from Don Schroder, chamber second vice presi-
dent, to the then superintendent of Manatee County
Public Schools, Dr. Gene Deniser, expressing grati-
tude for his support.
Representing the school at the meeting next week
will be Dr. Dan Nolan, now county superintendent, and
Tim Kolbe, principal of the school.
Further information may be obtained at 778-1541.
Daniel Reedy has
joined Wedebrock Real Es-
State Co. as sales associate,
relocating from Orlando
V: 4'&4i. i where he was president and
co-owner of six retail
stores. He and his wife
have three daughters.
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BUILDERS HOME FURNITURE Displayed but
never used. Four-piece bedroom sets $259; sofa
and love seat $399; queen bed set $199; full $159;
twin $129; futons (sofa by day, bed at night) frame
and mattress $199; daybed (white with brass finials)
including two mattresses and pop-up unit $285. Can
deliver. Call 753-7118.
TWO MCGREGOR PUTTERS: 1920 Hickory shaft
and 1950 glass shaft. $75 for both. Call 792-4274.
SHARP Hi8 VIEWCAM video camera. 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.
Asking $300 obo. 748-6222.
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
MALIBU II OCEAN KAYAK YELLOW with paddles,
$399. Also. Cross-Pad digital writer, never used,
captures handwriting on notepad for transfer onto a
PC. Paid $300, asking $100, or best offer. 778-6994.
GARAGE SALE Saturday, Sept. 8. 8am. Sponsored
by the Concerned Citizens of Manatee County. 7819
San Juan Ave., Palma Sola Park.
GARAGE SALE Saturday, Sept. 8. 9am. Entire
household, glassware, art work, Ducane grill, com-
puter, printers, televisions, no junk. Early birds will be
refused. 213 70th St., Holmes Beach.
GARAGE SALE Saturday, Sept. 8. 9am to 1pm. No
early arrivals. Corner of Holmes Boulevard and 69th St.
Call Karen Day
S Evenings: 779-2237
Mike Norman Realty, inc.
3101 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach
(17 0 T L E8 8 0
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.
FREE KITTENS: Three to choose from, two ador-
able orange males, one irresistible grey-stripe fe-
male. Please call 778-6304.
1984 Mercury Marquis, six-cylinder, 95,000 miles.
New heads, muffler. Beige exterior, good exterior
and interior, brakes, tires. Good solid transportation.
Sorry, air-condition not working. Call 778-2454,
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
BOAT/TRAILER STORAGE/DOCKAGE. Vacation
or long term. Private ramp, wash-down areas. Min-
utes to Intracoastal, Gulf, restaurants, bait. Captain
John's Marina. 792-2620. Bottom painting, rentals,
MOHAWK CANOE. 16-foot, many extras. $200
cash. Call 795-2361.
OPPORTUNITIES: HONEST, DEPENDABLE,
energetic people. Waitress, breakfast daily; clean-
ing, bed and breakfast and motel; laundry. Call
SALES & RENTALS
419 Pine Avenue Anna Maria, Florida P O Box 2150 (941) 778-2291
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294
EXPASIVE WATERFRONT RETREAT
This ultra spacious three or 4BR/2BA waterfront home offers a cheerful
southerly exposure on a protected, natural canal with deep-water
boat dock facility plus davits. Features include new range, newer
refrigerator, wood-burning fireplace, white pine cabinets, many built-in
bookcases and drawers, nine ceiling fans, new heat pump for central
air/heat, lush tropical landscaping, automatic sprinkler system for front
yard, acrylic hot tub with new pump, new storage shed and outdoor shower,
plus more! Wonderful family home with lots of potential and views of
Intracoastal Waterway from backyard! Priced at $389,000.
Visit our Web site at www.betsyhills.com
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,
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.
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.
ISLAND SITTERS. We sit animals for $3/hour and
kids for $5/hour. Please call Sarah 778-7622, or
MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, patio gar-
dens, trimming, clean-up, edgings, more. Hard-
working and responsible. Excellent references. Ed-
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.
SEASONAL Beautiful 2BR/2BA fully-furnished duplex with
1BR/1BA 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,
2BR/2BA House on the beach. Furnished, new tile. View of
the Gulf. Monthly, $3,500/mo.
Call Michel Cerene, Realtor, 941-778-0770.
5910 Marina Dr Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call 941-778-0770 Toll Free 800 741-3772
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
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OPENING DOORS TO MANATEE COUNTY
ONCE IN A RARE WHILE a home such as this
will appear on the market. A custom-built ex-
ecutive home overlooking Sarasota Bay with
stunning kitchen, incredible master suite. In a
guarded community. $1,250,000. Bob or Penny
Hall, 749-5981. 74658.
PRIVATE WATERFRONT PARCEL with sea-
wall on sailboat water. "As is" home or build
your dream home. Great waterfront opportu-
nity. $299,900. Sandy Drapala, 749-5797 or
Kathy Marcinko, 713-1100. 73055
RARE 4+/- ACRE PARCEL. Palma Sola Bay
and canal frontage, rear view of the bay,
2,481+/- sq. ft. of living area, 4BR, sunroom
with brick fireplace, greatroom. Elevated hard-
wood ceilings. Very private setting. $895,000.
Don Lewis, 319-0323.
GULFFRONT LOT Incredible buildable lot on
north end of Anna Maria. Full unobstructed
Gulf view. Some trees, private tropical setting.
One of the best lots on the Gulf. $799,900.
Sandy Drapala, 749-5797 or Kathy Marcinko,
EXPERIENCE THE WARMTH of this immacu-
late home. From the manicured lawn to neutral
interior with carpet and tile throughout. Entertain
from your spacious kitchen or with ease on your
lanai with crystal clear pool. $294,000. Colette
Gerrish, 319-0324. 77393
CORNER LOT HOME. New carpet and tile,
interior freshly painted. Screened pool, glassed-
in lanai with screened garden area. $148,900.
Chuck West, 374-3211 or Steve Georgie,
4400 ,n. .-..Br
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Sandy' Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
11^i We Monitor Irrigation Systems
Service INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
778.1345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
Established in 1983_
N( UB @ STATE LICENSED & INSURED
(@@lU 7@T a CRC 035261 EXPERIENCED
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CONSTRUCTION Remodeling Contractors
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"Quality work at a reasonable price.
Licensed/Insured Serving Anna Maria Island Since 1986 761-8900
Paradise Improvements 778.4173
Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
Replacement Doors and Windows
J Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
Water Damaged Drywall Tiling Painting
HAND AND SPRAY TEXTURE
Clean, Honest, Reliable More than 20-years experience
= Fred 752-7758 Cellular 545-6141 0,
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* > Lawn and landscape watering is limited to one day a week. *
> Addresses ending in even numbers (or A M): Tuesday.
S>~ Addresses ending in odd numbers (or N Z): Sunday.
S>- Irrigation not allowed from 10 a.m.to4 p.m. Irrigation with *
Treated waste water allowed any time.)
SOwnes can wash their vehicles anytime as long as they use
S a hand-held hose with a shut-off nozzle. (Pull the car on the lawn
S Rinsing boats and flushing of boat motors is allowed for ten *
>- Hand-watering of plants, NOT LAWNS, is permitted any
* Questions or comments? Call the Southwest Florida Wa- e
ter Management District (Swiftmud) toll-free: 1-800-423-
* Questions orcmmetsCal thSothwst lordaOa-
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BATHROOM REMODELING. Water damaged dry-
wall, tiling, texturing, painting. Reliable, over 20 years
experience. Call Fred, 752-7758 or 545-6141, cell.
SIMPLY BLUE POOL Maintenance. Full or chemi-
cal service. Dependability guaranteed. Free esti-
mate, call 795-2052.
COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your com-
puter misbehaving? Certified computer service and
private lessons. Special $10 per hour- free advice.
LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available
evening, weekend. For any computer needs-hard-
ware, software, network, commercial, private. Call
SOS SERVICES. Full-service cleaning/organization
for your entire home. Professional, experienced,
and references. Free estimates. Call Sharon, 920-
HURRICANE PROTECTION for your home.
Choose shutters or Glass Sentinel, a super-strength
protective shield. Call ESP Island Shutters. Li-
censed, insured, free estimates. Call 778-2840
ISLAND TRANSPORTATION now offering flat rates
to Tampa and St. Pete. Member of Longboat Key
and Anna Maria chambers. $1.50 to get in, $1.50
per mile. Clean, friendly service 7am-3am. (Call
ahead for later pickup.) New! Land line! No more
dropped calls! 779-2520
KATHY'S CLEANING SERVICE. I will clean your
home to your satisfaction. Negotiable rates. Call
ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING for great results,
wash away mildew, dirt and salt. Thorough, reason-
able and reliable. Free estimates, licensed and in-
TIRED OF IRONING CLOTHES? We do comfort-
ers, $12. Alterations, including gowns. Paradise
Coin Laundry, 7466 Cortez Rd. W., 795-1657.
DREAMIN' OF A CLEAN HOUSE? Don't have a
magic lamp? Then pick up your phone and call your
local Jeanie at Chamberlain Professional Cleaning.
References available. 545-5510.
HOUSE CLEANING. Professional and reliable. Call
TWO CHEFS PERSONAL CHEF SERVICES-Ca-
tering to your every need. Holidays, special occa-
sions, private dinners, packages. 778-4532.
PROPERTY CARETAKER. I will look after your resi-
dential, rental or commercial property in terms of
security, regular upkeep, light maintenance,
tidiness, etc. Dependable. References. Call 778-
ANNA MARIA APPLIANCE & TV SERVICE. Hon-
est, reliable repairs for major appliances, home elec-
tronics, computers, garage-door openers, marine
PHOTOGRAPHY. Experienced Island husband/wife
team offer professional wedding day photos, and
glamour or family portraits at reasonable rates.
Please call 778-9436, or 704-7283, leave message.
TODD LASOTA TILE and handyman service. Tile
work, painting, some electrical, appliance repair,
automotive, maintenance, odd jobs, miscellaneous
repairs. Call 383-5623.
HOUSE BEAUTIFUL. Residential cleaning com-
pany established 1984. References, competitive
rates. Move-in, move-out. Weekly, bi-weekly. For
free estimate call 779-9842.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair.
If it's broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior
discount. 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. Island resident. Excellent refer-
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.
PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and in-
stallation. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and
trees. Irrigation and pest control service. Everything
Under the Sun Garden Centre, 5704 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. 778-4441.
SHELL DELIVERED and spread. $27 a yard. Haul-
ing: all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free es-
timates. Call Larry at 795-7775.
JEK LANDSCAPE AND HOME IMPROVEMENT.
Lawn service, plants, pruning, tree trimming, paint-
ing, power washing, clean-ups and more. Call: 448-
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Dan or Bill, 795-5100 or cell 809-3100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. In-house plan designs. State licensed
and insured. Many Island references. 778-2993.
Lic# CRC 035261.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. 35-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at
CHRISTIES PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction.
Free estimates, no overtime charges. Now certify-
ing back flow at water meters. (FL#RF0038118)
778-3924 or 778-4461.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more by
Hunter Douglas and other major manufacturers.
Lifetime warranty. Call Island resident Keith Barnett
for a free in-home consultation. Many Island refer-
ences, 15 years experience. 941-778-3526 or 730-
THIRTY YEARS craftsman experience. Interior, ex-
terior, doors, stairs, windows and trim. Have sawmill,
will travel. 745-1043 Dan Michael, master carpenter.
TILE TILE- TILE. All variations of ceramic tile
supplied and installed. Quality workmanship,
prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call Neil,
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.
JACKSON HOLMES PAINTING. Painting, repaints,
new construction, pressure cleaning, waterproofing.
Interior/exterior. Free estimates. Lifetime local resi-
dent. Fully insured. Call 224-1560.
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NE E DDY AN ART SY ONET
"Tropical Bugs Need A Tropical Service"
CALL US FOR A FREE ESTIMATE
Full Service Exterior and Interior
State Certified/Licensed and Insured
Erny Keller, Island Resident,
Island Pest Control Inc.
SERVING THE ISLANDS 20 YEARS
ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodeling,
repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths. Free
estimates. Lic#CGC061519, #CCC057977,
#PE0020374. Insured. Call 720-0794.
25 YEARS EXPERIENCE, highly skilled, depend-
able restoration/renovation expert, carpenter, fine
finishing contractor. Kitchen/bathroom specialist.
Repairs, painting. Paul Beauregard, 779-2294.
KEN & TINA DBA Griffi.n's Home Improvements.
Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets
and shutters. Insured and licensed, 748-4711.
B&D SEAMLESS aluminum gutters, 5 or 6 inch
available. Insured. free estimates. Dean Guth.
owner and operator, 729-0619.
TILE, CARPET, LAMINATE supplied and installed.
Why pay-retail? Island resident, many references.
Free estimates, prompt service. Steve Allen Floor
Coverings. 383-5381, or 726-1802.
CARL V, JOHNSON JR. Contractor. Remodeling,
additions, new homes, design service. Free esti-
mates. Call 795-1947. Lic #RR-0066450.
VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across
form beautiful beach, $350 per week. Fall and spring
dates available. Almost Beach Apartments, 778-
ANNUAL RENTALS, several to choose from. Big
ones, small ones, and one just right for you. Mike
Norman Realty, 778-6696.
SEASONAL 3BR/3BA Holmes Beach townhouse.
Beautiful unit, great location, heated pool, washer/.
dryer, garage, much more! 713-0096 for more infor-
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.
STEPS TO THE BEACH. 2BR/1BA with washer/
dryer, screened lanai. $800/monthly, utilities not in-
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)
ANNUAL RENTAL Holmes Beach 1BR/1BA $650.
Available immediately. Also,, 2BR/1BA $750, avail-
able Sept. 1. First, last and security. 795-7805.
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.
FOR RENT: Semi-annual furnished 2BR/1BA,
washer/dryer, cable, and phone. Two blocks to
beach and bay. $850, monthly rates available. 779-
SEASONAL FURNISHED RENTAL Holmes Beach.
2BR/1BA elevated house. $1,200/month, plus tax.
Available September-December 2001. 778-5908.
ANNA MARIA CANALFRONT HOME. 2BA/2BA
Furnished and completely updated with new kitchen
and baths. Boat dock, large fenced in yard. Pets OK.
$2,750/month. Available month/season. (813) 258-
ANNA MARIA PROPERTIES desperately needed!
Immediate waiting list for rental units, especially
3BR/2BA. Call Tracy at Wedebrock Real Estate
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.
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.
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,
SUMMER SPECIAL 1BR/2BA, furnished, clean,
steps from beach, Anna Maria Island. Pets wel-
come. $350/week; $1,198/month. Call 518-4995.
CUTE 2BR/1BA COTTAGE (side A of duplex), ca-
nal/Skyway view, boat OK, annual rental, non-
smoker preferred, $1,000/month. 226 South Harbor
Drive, Holmes Beach. By appointment only, call
HOLMES BEACH CANALFRONT home. 2BR/2BA
furnished home, garage, laundry, dock, many ex-
tras. Available monthly/weekly. Open now through
Dec. 31. Call for cost and details, (813) 286-9814.
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2BR/2.5BA HOLMES BEACH duplex. Six-month
rental.. Screened lanai, new carpet, two blocks to
beach. $800/month, plus deposit. 778-0219.
2BR/2BA with three-car garage and bonus room,
storage. Walk to beach, shopping. No pets. $1,200/
month furnished/unfurnished. Call Vicki Tessmer
after hours, 779-0239. T. Dolly Young Real Estate.
BRADENTON BEACH CONDO overlooks Gulf, fully
furnished, washer/dryer. No pets. Available Septem-
ber to November. $1,250/month..761-9530.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 2BR/2BA Anna Maria
City. No pets, non-smoking. $700/month, plus utili-
ties, First, last, and security. 778-5439.
2BR/2BA BRAND NEW DUPLEX. 2308 Avenue B,
Bradenton Beach. $950/month. First, last, and se-
curity. 778-3609 or (863) 688-0949.
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WATERFRONT HOME $70,000. Large 1BR/1BA
houseboat. Jacuzzi on top deck. Must see to appre-
ciate. Call 778-3526 for appointment.
FLORIDA HOUSE ON THREE LOTS. 606 84th St.,
N.W. Palma Sola, water view. $283,000. 778-5125,
cell phone 704-1791.
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.
BAYVIEW LOT. 50-by-200-feet on South Bay Bou-
levard. Over looking Skyway Bridge. Zoned single-
family or duplex. $490,000. 792-4906.
WATERFRONT HOME with dock, clean, crisp,
$329,000, and choice deep-water lot with full sea-
wall $299,000. Both very close to Lemon Bay, no
bridges. Located just south in Englewood/Manasota
Key area. It's what Anna Maria Island used to be 20
years ago. Owner: (570) 943-2516.
CANALFRONT HOME. Holmes Beach, 3BR/2BA,
pool, and dock. Large living room, screened room,
two-car garage. Excellent decorative condition.
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private tropical setting. Fully enclosed and air 3BR/2BA home. Boat dock with davits and
conditioned lanai with view of heated pool and huge lot. $879,000. Call Jane Grossman at
peek of the bay. Priced to sell at $260,000. Call 778-4800 or 778-4451.
Dick Maher or Dave Jones at 778-4800.
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HEARD AT THE BAR 1 12 3 14 5 6 17 8 9 o 1011 112 13 114 15 16 117
by Richard Silvestri / Edited by Will Shortz
1 Finished, as doughnuts
8 Latin step
13 Justice Ginsburg's
18 What a car may be put
19 Expresses, maybe
21 Dress styles
25 Play the flute
26 Prison party?
28 Where golfers slam-
30 Systems of rules
31 Took the cake?
32 Tony-winning actor of
1962 and 1990
33 Rebellious Turner
34 Lennon's in-laws
37 Foes of Fortinbras, in
38 Ad per aspera
41 Was in misery
42 Eucharistic plate
46 Jewelry designer Peretti
47 Henry's sixth
48 Street of mystery
49 Protection against
57 Feel empathy
59 "Here Again"
(1987 #1 hit)
60 "Touch me with noble
-": King Lear
61 Chelsea Hospital-
62 Lover of Aphrodite
63 Diet breaker, maybe
65 Piece of evidence in a trial
66 Kerouac or Burroughs
68 Drives a getaway car for,
70 Prefix with chloride
71 Actor Everett of "Citizen
74 Netting on all sides?
77 Methyl methacrylate, e.g.
80 It might follow "one, two,
81 Flexible response
83 Ribbon holder
85 Rub the wrong way
87 Paranoiac's worry
88 League members
89 Sound loudly
90 Drops from above
91 Garage job
95 Old Egyptian letters
96 Where 88-Across play
97 Staccato indicator
98 It's getting carried away
99 Impertinent group?
102 Hawkeye/Hot Lips
105 Army medic
109 Cold explosion?
110 Goddess of sorcery
112 Sonny _, Duke
114 Israel's parliament
1 California city,
2 Sports Illustrated's
1984 Sportswoman of
3 Not moderate
4 Best of seven, say
5 Some football plays
6 This, in Tampico
8 Geologists' studies
9 Stopped lying?
10 "Do the__
11 Short time
12 Buttercup family
14 "... bump on
15 Stylish gown
16 Peace maker
17 Brush up on
20 Made noises at night
22 Heroine of Wagner's
"The Flying Dutchman"
27 Intruder alert?
29 Lottery org.
32 Sweet Spanish wine
35 Clod chopper
36 Bay filler
37 Restaurant serving
38 Alpine stream
39 Nonsense involving
40 Game in which jacks
are highest trumps
41 To boot
42 Qualcomm Stadium
43 Look through a window,
Space for a cymbalist?
Becomes aware, with
Bring to life
Not so nice
Sign on a door
1943 Bogart film
72 Liepaja resident
76 Supermarket section
79 Big cuffs?
82 Product of a solution
84 St. Patrick's Day
85 Hold tight
88 Brass section
89 Top piece
90 Play list?
Drinks to sip
In pairs, botanically
One destined for
North Sea feeder
Part of a summer
Cold cuts, e.g.
Black, to Blake
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