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Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992) ( September 12, 2001 )

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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
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Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: September 12, 2001

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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: September 12, 2001

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

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Skimming the news ... Anna Maria Island map in this edition, page 16.


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"The Best News on Anna Maria Island"


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Volume 9, no. 44, Sept. 12, 2001 FREE


Red tide blues hit Anna Maria Island shores


By Paul Roat
It starts with a tingle in the nose. Like just before
you sneeze.
There's a catch in the throat, too, something that a
cough won't clear. Red eyes, too, and something like
the start of a summer cold in the chest.
Welcome to red tide time on Anna Maria Island.
The bad news is that a red tide bloom has blown
ashore from the south. The good news is that residents
of Casey and Siesta keys have had the algae bloom for
a week and now report limited fish kills and lessened
airborne toxins, so the Island's outbreak should be over
by the weekend.
The aftermath will probably linger, though, in the


form of thousands of dead fish along the Gulf shore.
"We are viewing this as a moderate outbreak," said
Jim Cole. He's the Manatee County parks maintenance
division director and point person for dead fish re-
moval. Manatee County has a red tide action plan read-
ied for such blooms, and has implemented the cleanup
efforts.
"Our first focus is on the public beaches," Cole
said. Coquina Beach, Manatee Public Beach and
Bayfront Park in Anna Maria will be the first to become
fish-free, he said, followed by beach access points
along the Island. Last up is the rest of the coastline.
"We will eventually get to all of the Island," Cole
said, "but we have to follow our protocol."


Bayfront fish cleanup efforts will be limited, he
said, since the county doesn't have boats to get into
canals and is prohibited from entering private property.
Parks and recreation employees, prisoners and oth-
ers are all involved in the fish removal effort, he said,
and were working every day to remove the smelly
mess.
"If the impacts become more severe, we'll assign
more people to the effort," Cole added.
"There are a lot of fish out there," said Jay Moyles,
head of the Manatee County Marine Rescue Division.
"They're coming into shore in waves. The lifeguards
PLEASE SEE RED TIDE, PAGE 2


Little hands
lend help to
Turtle Watch
The loggerhead nest
near Sophie Lardas'
house on the
bayfront in Anna
Maria was under
watch by her
grandkids since it
was laid more than
two months ago.
Shown here, Rachel
Webb, Callie,
Konstantina and
Rainia Lardas, and
Maria Price show
the eggs collected
following their
excavation and a
thorough count of
the eggs in the nest,
performed under the
watchful eyes of
Turtle Watch
President Suzi Fox
and volunteer Joan
Burke. Islander
Photos: Bonner Jov


Fire district antenna must


temporarily come down


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
The telecommunications tower in Holmes Beach is
back on the city commission's meeting agenda. Conm-
missioners have been presented with three issues that
need to be resolved.
The issues include the transfer of ownership of the
telecommunications tower from GTE to Crown Castle
International, a request by West Manatee Fire & Res-
cue for an antenna height variance and a request to
waive the deposit for a site plan review for the
antenna's placement.
At a Holmes Beach city commission work session,
WMFR Chief Andy Price explained that its antenna
was originally placed at a height of 155 feet. He re-


cently learned that the Federal Aviation Administration
now allows a maximum height of 175 feet.
Crown Castle International, the owner of the tele-
communications tower, agreed to adjust temporarily
the fire district's antenna to 169 feet to test its viabil-
ity.
Price told commissioners the adjusted height of the
antenna improves the fire department's ability to re-
ceive emergency calls without interference, both on the
Island and as a backup for the station on Cortez Road,
where there is also a tower in use.
The adjustment of the antenna, however, compli-
cates Crown Castle's application for the transfer of


PLEASE SEE CELL TOWER, PAGE 4


Happenings

Get busy
There's no excuse if you're looking for
something for the kids to do this weekend:
The annual VFW Fishathon for boys and
girls ages 6 to 12 will be Saturday morning, Sept.
15, at the Bradenton Beach City Pier. Poles or no,
bait or no, everyone fishes and there will be lots
of prizes, hot dogs and sodas.
Or how about a baseball game? Islanders will
be attending a Tampa Bay Devil Rays game and
a series of events on the Island before and after
the game on Saturday. There's a pre-game pan-
cake breakfast, busses to the game, and a post-
game festival, all to benefit the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center.
More inside...


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IPAGE 2 SEPTI'. 12. 2001 ITill' ISLANI)ElH

Red tide comes ashore
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
said it was pretty bad late last week, but it seemed to
be worse farther south on Longboat Key."
Dead fish and those scratchy throats started show-
ing up last Wednesday on Coquina Beach. By Friday,
most of the Island's beachgoers were coughing and
dead fish were starting to wash ashore on Egmont Key.
The severity of the red tide "has a lot to do with the
time of day and the wind direction," Moyles said. The
prevailing southwest winds are driving the fish and
toxins ashore.
"Red tide comes and goes," said l)r. Rich Pierce,
senior scientist at Mote Marine Laboratory who has
studied red tides for more than 20 years. "Let's hope it
goes away quickly."
Pierce, in conjunction with researchers Ifrol a
dozen other agencies. has been ilionitorinig the red tide
airborne toxins on Siesta Key during ihe latest outbreak
in the hope to learn more abouLt the algal bloom.
And another joint effort by Mote and the Florida
Marine Research Institute in St. Petersburg may have
a method to keep the bulk of the fish off the state's
shores. Usilg an oil recovery vessel, fish are scooped
on board, ground upI and dumped back overboard to
settle to the bottom where Ihe remains laswould rIetLurn to
the food chain.
Red tide is caused by blooms of a liny marine or-
ganism called a dinoflagellate. The microscopic plants
produce powerfulI toxins that cause extensive fish kills,
contamiilate shellfish and cian cause severe respiratory
irritation to hu imans.
The hloomls typically begin in the Gulf of Mexico40-
80 miles offshore and move slowly toward shore. As the
bloom approaches the shore, ceatd fish begin to wash
ashore. There is also the character-istic bLurnilln sensation
of the eyes and nose and ai dry, choking cough.
Bivalve shellfish. particularly oysters, clams and
coquinas, accuLimuIlat; e so much toxin they become toxic
to hutmians.
The dinoflaglalate, Kareniii hlre'i., is common inl
Gulf waters, but only blossoms into a fish-killing prob-
lem rarely. Scientists are still uLnsure why the blooms
occur, but suspect iron-rich dust from the Saharla Desert
lmay help to fertilize/" the algae and produce the red


Bradenton Beach qualifying next week


Qualifying for three city commission and the
mayor's seat in Bradenton Beach starts at noon Mon-
day, Sept. 17, and ends at noon Friday, Sept. 21.
Wards I, 3 and 4 will be on the ballot Nov. 6, as
will the mayor's position.
To date, Commissioner Bill Arnold of Ward I has
opened a campaign account and said he will seek re-
election. Resident Harry Brown is also running for the
Ward I commission position.
In Ward 3, Commissioner Berneitta Kays has said
she will not seek re-election. No one has come forward
to seek the seat that ward.
From Wardl 4, incumbent John Chappie has
opened a campaign account for the mayor's seat and


tilde bursts. The dust often blows across the Atlantic
Ocean and settles in the Gulf of Mexico. It is believed
that as the dust hits GulIf waters, the iron causes nitro-
gen in the water to change into a substance that SpuIrs
algal growth.


has resigned his commission position effective with
the November election. Resident Mollie Sandberg
has opened a campaign account to run for Chappie's
Ward 4 slot.
Mayor Gail Cole told The Islalder Monday he was
still undecided about seeking re-election.
Besides a number of forms and signatuLres of \ot-
ers in the city, candidates must pay a $48 qualifying fee
for commission, $96 for the mayoral sea.
Commissioners are paid S4,80() annual salary and
the mayoral position salary is $9,600.
Candidates for the district seats must reside in their
ward bhut are elected citywide. Mayoral candidates may
live anywhere in the city and are also elected citywide.


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(;dil Cole spjeni
t/w weekend
cleaning the
beach' in the
ciyV ol lead
fish/ S, nitiion

collecteded ol(.\
of( dead /Ysh.
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Reccd tide blooms haveleebeen documented in the Gulf
by Spanish explorers are early as the mid-15()00s. A
particularly severe bloom occurred ill 1947. and an-
othler I8-month-long bloom lingered off Soiuhwest
Florida in 1995-96.


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THE ISLANDER E SEPT. 12. 2001 N PAGE 3


ISLND UDGETS .e


Anna Maria hearing almost 'smooth as pudding'


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria held its first public hearing on the pro-
posed 2001-02 budget Sept. 5 and unlike last year,
there was little controversy and the meeting lasted a
mere hour and a half.
Only four residents plus Holmes Beach Mayor
Carol Whitmore attended the hearing for the budget.
After some adjustments including the addition
of $15,000 for a possible skateboard park in Holmes
Beach the total budget amount is $1,337,590.
Commissioners approved a village rate of 2 mills.
A mill is $I for every $1.000 of assessed property
Value, less any exemptions.
For an Anna Maria homeowner with a home val-
uLed at $225,000. and claiming a $25,000 homestead ex-
emption, next year's city property tax will be $400.
Expenditures include $422,893 for police protec-
tion. which represents an 18 percent hike over the cur-
reni contract \with the Manatee Counity Sherif's Office.
The city's salary andl benefit package was adjusted
from $351.548 to 353,.948.
Earlier this summiiCer, tihe 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 only resident to speak, Diane Cannilf, asked
what was to be done with $8.000 allocated Ior three
blocks of Tarpon Street. All the other streets in the line-


Proposed
By Paul Roat
B1radenton Beach officials honed the proposed
budget for next year slightly in the first of two public
hearings to aclopt the 2001-02 spending plan.
The final public hearing and adoption of the bud-
get will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12.
City commissioners, with little discussion and few
comments, have proposed a property tax rate of 2.68 16


item category were listed for patch and reseal.
Caniff learned Tarpon Street has bumps that need
to be "ironed out," a result of drainage pipes that run
crosswise under the roadbed, as well as patch and re-
seal work.
Commissioners added to the anticipated revenues
column a $10,000 urban forestry grant which will be
utilized to clear out non-native species from the alley-
way between Pine and Spring avenues. They then listed
that amount and $10,000 needed to match the grant,
allocated from the city's contingency fund, to the ex-
penditure column.
Mayor Whitmore rushed into the meeting about an
hour after it started proclaiming "an emergency."
She said $5.000 already allocated for a skateboard
park in Holmes Beach wouldn't do any good and that
Anna Maria Commissioner Tom Skoloda was mistaken
in asking for that amount.
Skoloda disagreed with Whitmore's assessment,
but the commission unanimously agreed to add
$15,000 from the contingency fund for the skateboard
park, stressing it wasn't a commitment to spend the
money on the park, just a way to set the money aside
and decide later.
Commissioner Linda Cramer asked to move some
street and road money out of line items and into a gen-
eral street and road fund, because, she said, the drain-
age issues should be addressed by that money.
Commissioner Jay Hill said, "We specifically
wanted to have line items so the money doesn't just sit
there like it has in the past. Nothing gets done unless
you specify and plan."
The other commissioners agreed.
The final public hearing will be at 6 p.m. Sept. 19
at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive.


tnqs


Anna Maria City
Sept. 13, 6 p.m. special city commission meeting.
Sept. 13, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Sept. 19, 5:30 p.m., commission work session.
Sept. 19, 6 p.m., final public hearing on 2001-02 budget.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
Sept. 12, 7 p.m., final public hearing on 2001-02 bud-
get.
Sept. 20, 1 p.m., city commission meeting.
Sept. 20, 5:30 p.m., special city commission meeting
on Bay Drive South street vacation.
Bradenton Bearcl City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
Sept. 12, 7 p.m., parks and beautification committee
meeting.
Sept. 20, 10 a.m., code enforcement board meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Of Interest
* Qualifying for three seats on the Holmes Beach City
Commission will continue until noon Tuesday, Sept. 18.
* Qualifying for mayor, Ward I, Ward 3 and Ward 4
seats in Bradenton Beach begins at noon Monday, Sept.
17 and continues until noon Friday, Sept.-21.
Sept. 12, 10 a.m., Island Emergency Operation Center
meeting, West Manatee Fire & Rescue Station 1, 6001
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
* Sept. 17, 3 p.m.. Island Transportation Planning Or-
ganization meeting, Bradenton Beach City Hall.
* Sept. 19, 7 p.m., Barrier Island Elected Officials
meeting, Holmes Beach City Hall.
*.Sept. 20, 6 p.m., West Manatee Fire & Rescue Dis-
trict commission meeting, Station I, 6001 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.


tax rate dips in Bradenton Beach
mills, down from the current 2.6820. A mill is $1 for Carol Whitmore and Anna Maria City Commissioner
every $1,000 of assessed value ofl property, less any ex- Linda Cramer both appealed to Bradenton Beach com-
emptions. For a house valued at $225,000, less the missioners for a $20,000 contribution to build a skate-
homestead exemption, city taxes next year will be board park in Holmes Beach.
$536.32, down from the current $536.40. "No one is 100 percent behind it," Whitmore said
Probably the most controversial element of last of the park. "hut I'm requesting you put it somewhere
week's budget hearing was sparked by elected officials in your budget while we get more information."
from the other two Island cities. Holmes Beach Mayor Cramer said the Anna Maria City Commission
endorsed the skateboard park and has pledged $20,000


Holmes Beach budget quietly passes
By Diana Bogan $60,000 for dredging, including permits.
Islander Reporter $85,000 for road resurfacing.
Residents hadc nothing to say at the first of two pub- The final public hearing on the proposed budget will
lic hearings held in Holmes Beach regarding the village be held at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 18. Copies oflthe proposed bud-
rate and 2001-0)2 budget, get are available for review at city hall.
With little discussion, commissioners approved the
first reading for the proposed millag ae rate and city budget.
The miaximumiL village Irate will remain at 2.25 mills.
A mill is $1 lior every $1,000( of assessed value of k prop-
elty less aniy exeinptions. This rate cain be lowered through l_. ",
the adoption of the budget at the second hearing but it
cannot be raised. ,
Holmes Beach homeowners with a home valued atI I
$225,000. and claiming a $25.000 homestead exemption,
\vill pay S45) in city taxes next year.
The proposed bhLIget aImount1 is $5.003.868. which
includes reserves and carryover amounts I'rom the 2()000-
01 bhLdget. The actual operating expenses'are proposed to -
he S3.503.868. Lup slightly froml last year's $3.270,583.
The SI.5 million reserve reflects an increase from last ,
year of $300.000. According to Holmes Beach City Trea-
surer Rick Ashile. the increase was recolllllendeld by the "
city's auditors during last year's audit. --
Other highlights of next year' s budget include: I1 t
A 3 percent cost-of-livilng raise for employees based
on the Consumliler'ls Price Index.
$7,000() to install a state-of-the-art presentation sys- Under repair
temn providing the opportunity to ulse PowVerPoiint graphic Workers wili Coastal Consltriuction of Bradenlton
presentations at various city meeting, s. will/ stt replacing the agin,,' Ijeigard stands at
$250.000) to complete the bike-path project. C'oqaina B1each and the Manatee Public Beacr
$175,0)00 for the Haverkos-basin drinaglae project. Monday. Sain Love w'l Manatee Couity said five
$50.000 for seawall replacement. s'l/lds wlld he replaced at a ol(tal cost of$49,460.
Islander Plioo: J.L. KRoberclson


toward its creation.
Bradenton Beach officials were ambivalent about
the park, but agreed the funds could be taken from the
city's cash reserves at a later date.
Here are the Bradenton Beach budget numbers.
Total budget for Bradenton Beach for the fiscal
year beginning Oct. I is $2.214 million, up from the
current $1.442 million.
Property taxes provide only a small portion of
revenue to the city. Next year's proposed revenue from
property taxes is $587,040, up from the current
$460,640. Other revenue to operate the city comes
from fees and state taxes.
The police department, with its I I employees, has
the largest budget in the city at $598,744. Included
within the police buLdget next year are funds for three
replacement police cars.
Projects in next year's budget include $100,000
earmarked for street paving.
Commissioners have also allocated $67,000 for
nexw trash and garbage containers for all the residents
of the city.
Other elements within the budget are:
Administration, $330,782. The budget includes
the salaries for the city clerk's office and thle stipend for
city commissioners. It also reflects the adding a staff
member within the clerk's office.
Planning and development, $164,520. The bud-
get includes salaries for the building official and per-
mit clerk, plusi another full-time position. This depart-
ient derives its revenue from permit fees and other
building-related charges.
Streets and roads, $275,679.
Sanitation, $243.484. The budget derives its revenue
from the annual sanitation fee paid by residents.






PAlGE 4 SEIPT'. 12. 2001 M TllE ISLANDI)EI


Holmes Beach election crawl wraps up Tuesday


The race for three city commission
seats Iup for election Nov. 6 is off to a slow
start. So far, only one candidate has quali-
fied to run Commissioner Don
Maloney.
Commissioners Rich Bohnenberger
and Pat Geyer are also up for re-election
and have picked up qualification pack-
ets. The deadline to qualify for the non-
partisan election is noon Sept. I8.
Qualification packets, which include
financial disclosure forms, a loyally oath,
oath of candidate, petitions and affidavits,
are available at city hall. A candidate must
be a citizen of the United States and a resi-
dent of the city for two years prior to quali-
fying for office.
Qualification also includes payment
of an election assessment 'fee of $48 and
candidates mlust sutbmii it petitions with
signlatures from 15 resident voters.
Every candidate Lmust also file a


form at city hall appointing a campaign
treasurer and designating a bank account
before accepting or spending any funds
or collecting petition signatures.
The annual salary for commission-
ers is $4,800.
Also on the ballot will be five
nonsalaried positions on the city's char-
ter review board. There is no qualificla-
tion fee for charter review candidates.
According to city clerk Brooke
Beninell, only four residents, including
Luke Courtney and Joan Perry, in addi-
tion to the commissioners up for re-elec-
tion, have picked up packets.
"The packets for the charter review
and city commission seats are the
same," said Bennett. "We won't know
what the intention of a resident asking
for a packet is until the packet is re-
tuiirned. Some nmay be picking up pack-
ets for other people."


In other news, voters will not see
either of two referenda proposed for this
year's ballot.
Bohnenberger requested a nonbind-
ing referendum be placed on the ballot
asking whether or not citizens favor a
fixed-span bridge on Manatee Avenue.
The consensus of the commission
was to wait until the current bridge stud-
ies conducted by the Florida Department
of Transportation are completed.
"It's pirellatture to poll the citizens,"
said Mayor Carol Whitmore. "The
bridge studies will give us a better idea
of what will be proposed, and that won't
he available until 2003."
Commissioners also considered a
request by Chairman Roger Lutz for a
refCerendum to poll citizens on forming
one Island city.
Commissioner Sandy Haas-Martens
said that the refe-rendum would be bet-


ter suited for the elections in 2002, when
all three cities will be voting along with
a county election at the same time.
Lutz maintained that adding the ref-
erendum to the ballot now would pave
the way to serious discussion about the
possibility of one Island city.
Fellow commissioners disagreed
with the timing.
"It should be presented as an Island
idea." said Commissioner Maloney,
"not a Holmes Beach idea."
Voters have until Oct. 8 to register
for the election and may do so hy com-
pleting forms available at city hall or at
711 I.lander office, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
Absentee ballots are available by call-
ing the Manatee County Flections Center
at 741-3823. Voting will take place at
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina
Drive. Nov. 6 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Cell tower height lowered
CONTINUED FROM PAGE I
ownership. The transfer of ownership must he alp-
proved by the city commission at a public hearing.
At the present time, Crown Castle is in violation of
city code because no permit was issued for the change of
height to the WMFR antenna, which was moved in lMay.
According to Elise Lynn of Crown Castle, the
company is willing to bring the antenna down from its
current placement to 155 feet in order to comply with
city codes and proceed with a public hearing on the
transfer of ownership.
Crown Castle is willing to incur the cost of mov-
ing the antenna into compliance, but according to
Lynn, should WMFR be granted i.ts request for a height
variance, the company will not pay to move the antenna
Iup again.
WMFR is seeking a height variance to have its

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THE ISLANDER M SEPT. 12, 2001 M PAGE 5


Confused hatchlings brought north to Island


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
About 30 baby sea turtles got a lease on life when
they were turned loose on the Anna Maria City beach
and scrambled into the Gulf of Mexico.
Turtle protectors in Sarasota County found the
newborn reptiles wandering along the beach, appar-
ently disoriented by lights inshore that attracted them
away from the Gulf.
For five nights they tried to herd the hatchlings
into the Gulf. and for five nights the turtles refused to
go into the water.
"It was really odd." said Suzi Fox, who holds the
state marine turtle preservation permit for Anna Maria
Island. "The red tide was bad there, but it apparently
doesn't hurt the turtles, and still they wouldn't go in."
So the youngsters were brought north to Anna Maria
Island to see if our waters were any more attractive. The
red tide was less nasty there than south of the Island.
It apparently suited them better. They went into
the Gulf at the north end of the Island and swam away.
"They have to walk off the beach," Fox said. "We
don't know how it works, but when the mother turtle
comes ashore to lay eggs. she roots around in the sand


when she comes out of the water. They make their imprint.
"The babies do something similar on their way into
the water. Somehow, it tells them where to come back
in 20 years or so and lay their eggs here."
Only 28 nests remain unhatched on Anna Maria
Island's beaches. Fox said, out of 182 known nests. Her
Turtle Watch volunteers believe two nests hatched


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Turtle nest excavating tests the stomach


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Digging up a sea turtle nest is probably the worst part
of a Turtle Watch volunteer's day, but local workers are
among the few in the state who excavate every nest.
"The eggs have been there for about two months,"
said Suzi Fox. "It gets very gamy. Sometimes you have
to turn away from the nest, take a deep breath, dig
again, go away again to breathe, and go back to the job.
Whew!"
Fox holds the state sea turtle preservation permit
for Anna Maria Island, and heads 70 volunteers who
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Turtle Watch digs in 70 days after the eggs were
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"The volunteers absolutely hate to put sand back in
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work."
All excavating must be done by hand by people
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evidence of the dread fire ants or raccoon marauders.
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PAGE 6 E SEPT. 12. 2001 U THE ISLANDER




Opinion

Let's keep it clean
It's more than timely that the annual International
Coastal Cleanup has scheduled a beach cleanup on Anna
Maria Island on Saturday. It's darn near a miracle.
On the other hand, it's a shame the focus may be on
dead fish rather than the anticipated focus of the cleanup,
cigarette butts and trash, although we're certain Islanders
will be pleased to take all the help they can get.
Red tide has taken its toll on our marine resources,
with snook, grouper, redfish, mullet and every imagin-
able small critter washing up dead on the shore. There
are even dead eels on the beach, something we don't
often see alive or dead.
With the red tide and dead fish comes the inevi-
table impact on our Island economy. As if September
weren't hard enough on business purse strings, red tide
reminds us just how tough it can get.
Outdoor dining? Nearly out of the question. You
can fairly well imagine folks in Bradenton and the sir-
rounding areas are reluctant to visit the beach.
A gentleman with wife and kids in tow stopped in
our office last week to ask, "Where can we go? South?
North?" He said the owner of their planned accommo-
dations were understanding, returned their deposit and
wished them well in finding an alternative for their
vacation from Ohio, but they had no idea where to go
from here.
"North." "Clearwater Beach," we chimed. Dead
fish were already turning up on the northernmost Island
shore and we'd heard reports the red tide results were
evident at Egmont Key, too.
This could prove to be a tough cleanup, but one
where all the volunteers and the extra effort required
will be that much more appreciated.
Meanwhile, the effort seems trivial in view of the
horrendous situation that unfolded in the United States
as we prepared this edition of The Islantder for print.
We've seldom delved into national events in our
weekly community newspaper, preferring instead to
keep our focus local. But it seemed "America under
attack," as the national media termed the day's terror-
ism, could not be ignored.
As newscasters scrambled for words to describe
the scene at the World Trade Center, TV cameras
painted a vivid picture. Moments after we watched the
second plane crash into the I 10-story tower came re-
ality: terrorism.
It was announced that the casualties of this attack
will surpass Pearl Harbor.
But these events unfolded before our eyes. Live TV.
Life is too real in the 21st century. Too real for a
little weekly newspaper. Too real for anyone.


The Islander
SHp(. 12. 2001 Vol. 1.9 No. -44
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ODinion


Include Perico
Billie Martini's opinion, "Kudos for Sandscript,"
in The Islander's Your Opinion section Sept. 5, points
out that these 37 acres (Grassy Point) are the only con-
tiguous pieces of the original Island left undeveloped.
She claims that this natural beauty should be left to our
children rather than the concrete the Island has become.
Well, I'd like to include the Perico development by
Arvida that is still being proposed. Shouldn't this be
left for our children to learn and respect the animals
that will consequently be displaced if Arvida prevails?
If we keep depriving these creatures that call the land
their food source and playground, what values are we
teaching our children?
We talk of prosperity for all as the incentive to
build higher and higher concrete structures, but should
this be all? Where is the respect and loyalty to these
creatures whose homes are about to be destroyed?
Where is the honor to the earth and water surrounding
our Island? Have we become so enmeshed in our greed
that we can't leave a place for some of God's creatures
who have no voice in our decision?
To take one of the last rustic places close to the sea
and sky that contains myriad flora and fauna and turn
it into a cultivated row upon row of antiseptic land-
scape is, in my opinion, to destroy God's gift to man
and beast and deprive the next generation of children
of a world of natural wonder and knowledge.
Lois Masone, Holmes Beacll

New bridge or not new bridge,
that is the question
An item appeared recently in the public press that
the Ringling Causeway Bridge in Sarasota is being re-
placed with a high-level fixed bridge, the concrete seg-
ments of which are being cast at Port Manatee.
We too had a replacement for our Manatee Avenue
Bridge within our grasp about eight years ago, autho-
rized and funded. Unfortunately a virus arose at the


south end of the Island in Bradenton Beach and spread
northward until it infested the other two communities.
Its standard bearers were named "SAM" and its war cry
"No Mega Bridge."
Result: Project deferred and funding diverted else-
where. In the many years since, each time I have been
delayed due to a bridge opening or a disabled vehicle,
I think sadly of what might have been.
My compliments to the enlightened citizens of
Sarasota for acquiescing in the construction of a Megaa
bridge."
As we Islanders are slow learners, DOT has sched-
uled a series of meetings, educational for both parties,
over about a two-year period before it reaches a deci-
sion relative to the Manatee Avenue Bridge. Adding
time for design and construction, one will not drive
over a new or repaired and updated span until about
five years from now. As I am approaching age 87, I
probably won't be around to see the final product.
I wish my fellow Islanders good bridge work, both
dental and on Manatee Avenue.
Arthur S. Bu.ssev, Holmes Beach


Voice of the people
There are many problems in our country: children
with guns, older people being neglected by one and all,
rampant crime, the use of illegal narcotics, dishonest
politicians (are there any honest ones?), battered
women AND men ... the list goes on. I needn't ex-
trapolate. It's self-explanatory: we are mimicking the
fall of the Roman Empire.
If anyone cares to recall their lessons in school,
they ignore history and are destined to repeat it. I urge
you, one and all, to do your personal best to overcome
these obstacles reach out a hand, help your brother
or sister.
Shame on us all for allowing things to go this
wrong. Vox Populi voice of the people.
Tom Wright, Holmes Beach






THE ISLANDER U SEPT. 12, 2001 0 PAGE 7


Island coast to get cleaned up on Saturday


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Anyone who wants a clean shoreline may help
make it so on Saturday morning, Sept. 15, in the annual
International Coastal Cleanup.
It is being sponsored for the 15th time by Keep
Manatee Beautiful, and much of the cleanup will be on
Anna Maria Island since the Island makes up much of
the county's coast.
It's a wholly volunteer effort, and volunteers may call
Keep Manatee Beautiful at 795-8272 for a site to clean or
report at 9 a.m. to one of these check-in centers:
Anna Maria City, check in at city hall.


Holmes Beach, Kingfish Boat Ramp.
Bradenton Beach, Beach House restaurant park-
ing lot.
Palma Sola Causeway, north pavilion.
From those starting points, volunteers will fan out
along the beaches and shorelines, equipped with trash
bags they are expected to fill. And it's OK for an indi-
vidual to fill more than one bag.
When they've picked their area clean of crud, the
volunteers take the trash bags to Dumpsters spotted at
strategic locations on the Island and causeway.
Cigarette filters are the worst of the debris, account-
ing for 20 percent of the trash collected every year, said


Ingrid McClellan, executive director of Keep Manatee
Beautiful. Last year Florida volunteers found enough fil-
ters to make up more than 51,000 packs of cigarettes.
No matter where cigarette butts are tossed, rains
and storm drains carry them toward oceans and water-
ways, she said. The filters take seven years to biode-
grade, and marine animals swallow them as food and
become sick and often die.
Marine debris can drown, smother, poison and se-
verely injure fish, birds, turtles, dolphins, whales and
other marine life, McClellan said.
All that is not even counting the nasty look debris
brings to otherwise lovely settings.


Back to the drawing board for Anna Maria resident


By Laurie Krosney
Islander Reporter
An Anna Maria resident has been sent back to the
drawing board with an order to minimize his concrete
driveway.
The city's planning and zoning board met Aug. 27
and heard a request for a variance from homeowner
Robert Bowes.
The city issued a permit to Bowes to remodel prop-
erty at 402 South Bay Blvd., including replacing an
existing driveway.
The problem arose when the driveway installed by
the contractor was not in conformance with the plans
submitted and permitted.
Bowes appeared before the board to ask for an af-
ter-the-fact variance.
He has been living in the house under a temporary
permit from former Building Official Bob Welch, who
said he couldn't issue a certificate of occupancy with
the driveway out of compliance.
Under Anna Maria code, no more than 40 percent
of a property can be covered by impermeable surface,
which allows rain water to percolate into the soil on the
remaining 60 percent of the property.


Bowes explained that his wife, Mona, has some
special needs because of medical problems and needs
a smooth surface to walk on.
Additionally, he said she needs to be able to enter
and exit from both sides of the driveway due to diffi-
culty turning her head, as she would have to do if she
had to back into traffic.
"This was the only way we could have the drive-
way and still meet my wife's needs. She has difficulty
walking on a surface like shell or mulch, because it
isn't smooth and level," Bowes said.
Board member Charles Canniff said he agreed
there is a need for the variance, but he didn't feel the
variance requested was the minimum concrete area that
would serve Mrs. Bowes' needs.
Other board members agreed with Canniff.
Member Chuck Webb said, "We can only grant a
variance when there is a special circumstance, and then
it has to be the minimum variance possible."
He advised Bowes that it might be a good idea to
ask for a continuance. "That will give you time to get
with a designer or your architect, so you can get the
best design with the minimum variance."
Bowes agreed and the board extended his tempo-


rary certificate of occupancy. The matter will be heard
at the board's Oct. 22 meeting.
In other business, board chairman Doug Copeland
introduced and welcomed new member Chuck White.


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J.D. Webb heads for world showdown this month


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Ex-Islander J.D. Webb, at the young age of 14 is
holder of several records and championships and is
working out for the world finals in wakeboarding at the
end of the month.
He and his parents, Ben and Susan, moved two
years ago from Anna Maria to Polk City for its lakes
and its proximity to Orlando. scene of many contests
in his field. And for proximity to a ski and
wakeboard coach.
He has won just about everything open to him
except for the world championship in the 14-year-
old wakeboarding division, and he'll compete for
that in California, starting Sept. 28 on Lake Elmore,
south of Los Angeles.
He has come in second or third every time he has


entered in his earlier-age divisions of the World
Wakeboard Association meets, said one of his Island
grandmothers, Joanne Satiro of Holmes Beach. Not to
mention signing up enthusiastic sponsors and being
featured in advertising campaigns.
Those sponsors include Nortique, which makes ski
boats that make big wakes; Liquid Force, wakeboard
maker; Reef shoes; Seadoo, the personal watercraft
manufacturer; Burger King; and "at least a couple of
companies that make kids' clothes," said Satiro.
J.D. started surfing when he was 4, Satiro said. At
5 he was into barefoot water skiing, winning the na-
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About that time he moved into wakeboarding, said
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He is a good student, said his grandmother, and his
mother "is fairly strict with him." As Susan Satiro, she
lived on the Island from age 12, coming here from
Skokie, Ill.
J.D. has moved inland with his parents and brother,
9, and sister, 12. but he has left a whole bunch of fam-
ily on Anna Maria Island.
His paternal grandmother, Jackie Webb, lives here,
as do his Uncle Joe, charter fishing boat captain, and
his Aunt Paulette, who works for Gaunt and Sons, law
book publishers in Holmes Beach. His father still
spends much of his time here as a landscape and low-
voltage lighting contractor.
And of course the grandparents are as proud as
gr-andparents can get. Grandpa Don Satiro will be in
California watching J..D. compete. as will the boy's
parents. Grandma .loanne, though, will miss this one -
she'll be in Polk City keeping an eye on the other two
young Webbs.


Keeping the

The City of Holmes Beach was under safe watch
when Geza Lott recently went on duty with Officer
Pete Lannon as "Police Chief for a Day."
Lannon put the new chief through his paces with
a full day of activity duly logged on an official daily ac-
tivity sheet.
The day included a foot patrol of the Island Shop-
ping Center and a car patrol of the city. Lott stopped
often to investigate various activities during his patrol.
Lott also spent time running radar, lifting finger-


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The final decision, following appeals, from the
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Double butterfly progress:
117 bricks, $2,500 grant
A new batch of personalized bricks has arrived to
be set into the courtyard of the Anna Maria Island But-
terfly Park in Holmes Beach, and a $2,500 grant from
Manatee County is all but check in hand.
The bricks are specially formed with the names and
messages of people who bought them for the park, said
Nancy Ambrose, who headed development of the park
for the Manasota Chapter-North American Butterfly
Association.
There are 117 of them in the new batch, bringing
to 244 the total to date. An earlier shipment is already
in place in a patio area in the park. There is space for
400 altogether, so plenty of bricks remain to be person-
alized at $40 for a two-line notation or $50 for a three-
liner.
The grant is from Manatee County under its Neigh-
borhood Enhancement Grant Program, county planner
Kathleen Thompson told Ambrose in a letter.
All that remains is formal approval of the contract
by the Manatee County Commission, which already
has approved the grant so no problem is expected,
Ambrose said.
The money, up to $2,500, is earmarked to go into
plant identification signs, a bicycle rack, decorative
chairs, a water fountain and further butterfly-attracting
plantings in the park.


Coldwell Banker celebrating
95 years with Island help
Coldwell Banker, the mega-real estate company, is
celebrating its 95th birthday this month and it's getting
some help from Anna Maria Island.
Pat Emmett, manager of the Island operation of
Coldwell Banker, said local personnel are noting the
big event along with 70,000 sales associates in 3,000
offices.
The Anna Maria office opened in October 1996,
Emmett said, and moved to its present quarters at 3614
East Bay Drive last November.
She said that in 1906 a 23-year-old real estate agent
named Colbert Coldwell established a professional
business after the great earthquake and fire that leveled
San Flrancisco.
Benjamin Arthur Banker joined the firm in 1913
and became a partner the following year. The two men
remained active with their company well into the
1960s, she said, watching their one-office outfit go
national and ultimately international. Sales last year
were $179 billion, she said, representing a 348 percent
growth during the past 10 years.
In Florida, Coldwell Banker has 97 offices with
3,700 sales personnel, who closed $7.2 billion in sales
last year in 40,000 transactions.


Fantasticks
Robert Williams, Dianne Gaf; David M. Covach.
Steve Dawson, Melissa Moon and Steve Crecdeir in
"The Fantasticks, which opens the Manatee
Players' 53rd season T7irsday, Sept. 13, at the
River;font T7heatre, 102 Old Main St., BIrdenton.
The mntsical fiable will run thlroughli Sept. 30. Reser-
vations $17./or adults, $8.50 for studentss 1may
be made at 748-5875 Monday-Friiday/ om 10 a.m.
to 4 p).n. The theater's number is 748-0/ I.


Island party all day Saturday
includes game
A baseball-centered party that the Anna
Maria Island Community Center is calling the
Island Day Festival will run from sunrise to well
past sunset Saturday, Sept. 15.
It will include a Devil Rays baseball game,
with some tickets still available of the 1,000 set
aside for the Island foray to Tropicana Field in
Tampa. Tickets are $10, plus $15 for bus trans-
portation, and are available at the center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
First on the festival's schedule is a pancake
breakfast from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Center,
provided at $5 per diner by Brian's Sunny Side
Up Cafe.
Anna Maria Island Day will begin at 12:30
p.m. at Tropicana Field, with Devil Rays cameras
expected to be showing Island fans on the field's
big closed-circuit screen. Twenty-five Island
youngsters will sing "Take Me Out to the Ball
Game" during the seventh-inning stretch.
Following the Devil Rays game will be the
festival from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Center. The
reggae band Democracy will play, and kids'
games such as noon walk and speed pitch will be
offered.
Food, beer, margaritas and sodas will be
available for sale courtesy of Anna Maria Island
Wine and Spirits, and autographed Devil Rays
merchandise, baseball tickets and other items will
be raffled.
Further information may be obtained at 778-
1908.


Adult Christian education class
due at Annunciation
The Episcopal Church of the Annunciation will
begin an adult Christian education class Sunday, Sept.
16, at the church, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Bill
Moore will lead the class, which will be at 9 a.m.
Children's Sunday School for those aged 3 to 15
also will be at ) a.mi.. followed by service in the chapel.
An "inquirer's" class is to begin in October, said Rose-
mary Heger. Details may be obtained at 778-1638.
Kick-boxing to expand
The Anna Maria Island Community Center's kick-
boxing class may expand if at least 15 more enthusiasts
sign up to join those already crowding the rolls. The
one-hour workouts at 7 p.m. Thursday at the center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City. are said to burn
800 calories. Those interested may register an receive
further information by calling 778-1908.

Anna Maria school aims
for balanced reading
By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria Elementary School will be forming
a Literacy committee including teachers from each
grade level to help the school reach its improvement-
plan goals in balanced reading.
Two of the school's goals are to achieve the
Manatee County School's District Rleading Initiative
Objective by providing a balanced-literacy approach
in the classroom and to train teachers to utilize bal-
anced literacy in the classroom.
According to the balanced-reading model pro'-
vided by the county, a balanced-reading approach
includes a mix of instruction and practice activities
to build strong reading skills and the ability to con-
strluct meaning t'lrom text.
Students will participate in \whole-group. small-
group and individual activities focusing on reading
and writing, such as reading aloud, guided writing
and monitored, independent reading. The reading-
writing connection is emphasized throughout this
model.
With this approach, the county expects teachers
to identify individual student needs and match in-
structional strategies to enable each student to be-
come lifelong independent readers.
The county asks that elementary schools provide
evidence of a halanced-reading approach in 60 per-
cent of its classrooms by 2004. This approach should
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Holmes Beach's stormwater system is designed to
collect and transport stormwater. It is not designed to ac-
cept or treat non-stormwater discharges. Federal, state and
county regulations do not allow discharges that may de-
grade the quality of local waters and affect natural re-
sources.
The following is a list of things which may be evi-
dence of an illegal discharge to the stormwater system.
Flowing water in stormwater ditches or pipes dur-
ing periods of no rainfall.
Pipes or hoses draining to the stormwater system
without an obvious source.
Stockpiles of solid wastes such as yard waste or trim-
mings.
Buckets of drums containing unknown or hazardous
substances or lead acid batteries on the bare ground.
The following are clues which might be an indication
of contamination or deliberate dumping. Ask yourself:
Has it rained in the last 48 hours?
Is there any possible discharge upstream?
Is the water or outfall structure discolored'?
Is there a noticeable chemical or sewage smell?
Are there any garbage, suds/foam or an oil sheen on
the water's surface?
Are there any dead plants, fish, birds or other small
animals near the water?
Contaminated discharges to Holmes Beach's
stormwater system'contribute to high levels of pollutants


in the bay. Pollutants such as heavy metals, toxins, oil and
grease, solvents, nutrients and bacteria from these dis-
charges significantly degrade the quality of Florida waters
and natural resources.
If you think you have evidence of a possible discharge
to the City of Holmes Beach's stormwater system or if you
witness deliberate dumping, report it immediately to the
public works department, 708-5833, or the police depart-
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Obituary

Charlotte K. Mack
Charlotte K. Mack, 97, of Bradenton, died Sept. 7.
Born in Saginaw, Mich.. Mrs. Mack came to
Manatee County from there in 1958. She was co-
founder of the Drift In of Bradenton Beach and
Bradenton. She was active in the Ladies of the Shrine.
There will be no services. Burial will be in
Manasota Memorial Park, Bradenton. Memorial con-
tributions may be made to Shriners Children's Hospi-
tal in care of Sahib Shrine Center, 600 N. Beneva Road,
Sarasota FL 34232. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home,
Manasota Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by daughter E. June Sherrick of
Bradenton; one grandson; one great-grandson; and two
great-great-grandsons.


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Keeping tab on pets in electronic age


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
It doesn't take a hurricane to separate pets from
their owners. A good Island thunderstorm can send the
toughest Rottweiler cowering for cover.
Then what? If they've kept up with the times and
had microchips implanted under the skin, the owners
will see their pets again soon. If they didn't go for chips
before the storm, they likely will afterward. If they get
their pets back.
The microchip is an electronic device that tells an
electronic scanning device the name, address and
phone number of the people to whom the pet belongs.
No surgery is needed; the chip is about the size of a
grain or rice and goes in by needle.
"It's not that big a deal," said Dr. Jane Carolan,
veterinarian whose Island Animal Clinic is on Gulf
Drive in Holmes Beach. "People may get queasy when
they see that big needle, especially if the pet is just a
puppy.
"But it is easy and quick and well worth the effort
to know your pet is identifiable under most any circum-
stances."
Her chip implants so far have been in dogs, and
then mostly in purebred, expensive ones. She has had
no call yet to put chips in cats, but "there's no reason
why not," she said. She noted, though, that high-dol-
lar cats are probably all kept indoors.
They can be used in birds, too, "and I suppose there
could be pet snakes somewhere that may have them."
For about $40 the chip is implanted between an
animal's shoulder blades and it's supposed to stay
there. Sometimes a chip migrates, however, so the
scanning device has to cover the animal "high and low,
end to end."
The scanner sends a harmless energy pulse into the
pet, and that causes the chip to emit a signal that trans-
lates into numbers and letters that indicate ownership
of the pet.
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said. In a pet's exertions during the confusion and fury
of a storm, though, collars can be slipped or tor off,
as countless owners learned when Hurricane Andrew
hit south Florida in 1992. Without a microchip as
backup ID, it's extremely difficult to get pet and people
together.
Public animal shelters in some Florida counties
have begun chip implants as a matter of course, but
Manatee County's Animal Services section hasn't
reached that stage yet. Nor does the Humane Society
of Manatee County implant.
Bishop Animal Shelter/SPCA of Manatee County
Inc., on the other hand, places microchips in cats but
tattoos dogs as the best way to keep track of animals.
The chip doesn't replace visual identifications,
such as collars on pets and brands or other visible ID
on horses and cattle, but rather augments them.
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Chips are fairly common in high-value horses,
which can be stolen or stray from home or run from
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Cows are less likely to have microchips, for im-
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Center charity golf tourney
scheduled Sept. 28
Golfers are lining up in substantial numbers for the
first annual Anna Maria Oyster Bar & Lazy Lobster
Charity Golf Tournament.
The tourney will be Friday, Sept. 28, at El Con-
quistador Country Club, 4350 El Conquistador Pkwy.,
Bradenton. Proceeds will benefit the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center.
Prizes will be awarded for longest drive, closest to
the pin and other contests. Fees are $100 per person,
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Sponsorships available are $2,000, blue tee $1,000,
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Further information is available at 778-1908.

Longboat chamber 'nooner'
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The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce has
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Continental Searoom, 5610 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
The networking luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m.
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Local sculptor in new Nieman Marcus


By .im Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Barbara Harrison's mirror-imnage sculptures will be
prominent in the newest Neiman Marcus store, and
they are there at the exclusive store's request.
Harrison is a longtime Anna Maria Island sculptor
whose works hang in United States galleries and world
corporation., but this is her first big corporate commis-
sion in years, she said.
Her newest works are large brass wall sculptures,
mirror images that will hang on facing walls in the
women's sportswear department in the store opening
Friday, Sept. 14. It is in the new International Plaza on
West Shore Boulevard just south of Tampa Interna-
tional Airport.
It's flattering enough to have artworks in such a
prestigious setting. Harrison said, but even more so is
that the upscale store came to her: "I can't tell you how
exciting this is," she said from her new home on
Longboat Key.
She and husband Jay Parker, accountant and Island
tennis player of note he's ranked eighth in the state
in the 55-year-olds division have just moved from
their Anna Maria home to a bigger house on Longboat
to give her Imore sculpting room.
The Dallas-based department store apparently was
attracted to HIarrison through an Islander story about
her show last year in the Longboat Education Center,
she said.
"People who had retired from Neiman Marcus got
in touch with nle." she said. "They came to my studio
in Anna Maria and I guess they recommended me be-
cause two weeks later I got a call from Dallas wanting
to commission two pieces."
She did scale renderings of three possible pieces,
she said. and the store executives chose one and asked
her to make it two in mirror images.
Using brass and a welding torch, as always, she
created "Red Into Space" and "Yellow Into Space,"
names sIggested by he hr son. The 4-by-6-foot sculp-
tlres become i p;rt of the Neiman Marcus permlanenli
collection.


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Artist Barhbara Harrison with ole of the sculptures she
She has filled several corporate commissions in the
past, she noted, such as the Bank of Tokyo, AT&T,
New York Academy of Medicine and Computervision,
among others before she moved to Florida. But none
since, until Neiman Marcus called.
She has had three solo shows in New York City,
and other exhibits include the New York Academy of
Design, Corcoran Gallery in Washington. D.C., Bergen
Museum, Princeton University and Sarasota County
Arts Council. Her works are in galleries and private
collections in Palm Beach, Sarasota and Tampa.
A native of Manhattan, she did her first sculpture
in clay when she was 5. she said, and studied at the Art
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"Working in wood and stone, you're taking some-
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learned how to weld I became able to add things to
create a sculpture.
"I've worked almost exclusively with brass, it is so
warm. Now I'm branching out into acrylic to work with
forms and space."
She and Jay commute daily to the north end of
Anna Maria to pick up their mail and.visit.
"We really miss the Island," she said. "My heart is
still there. I still prefer Pine Avenue to Gulf of Mexico
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Streetlife


Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Sept. I, 101 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria City Pier,
battery. According to police, a man said he was pushed
off the pier after moving another man's shirt to make
room for a child to sit down.
Sept. I, 101 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria City Pier,
alarm compliance. Deputies responded to an alarm.
The area was secured and an alarm compliance card
was left at the scene.
Sept. 3, 800 block of North Shore Drive, informa-
tion. A boat was abandoned on the beach. According
to the report, deputies were unable to locate the owner.

Bradenton Beach
Sept. I, 1600 block of Gulf Drive S., Coquina Park,
altered identification. Officers saw a man drinking beer
on the beach, which is not allowed by city ordinance.
Officers ran a check on the man and found there was a
Manatee County warrant for him. Officers also found
him in possession of two fake identification cards and
two fake Mexican driver's licenses.
Sept. 2, 200 block of Gulf Drive N., suspended li-
cense. A man was. cited for driving with a suspended
license and for not wearing his seat bell.
Sept. 3, I800 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Beach, traf-
fic. Officers seized a tag with an expired registration
sticker.
Sept. 3, 1900 Gulf Drive, Coquina Park, aban-
doned vehicle. Officers had an abandoned vehicle
towed from the parking lot.
Sept. 3, 600 block of Gulf Drive S., information.
Officers stopped a man who was driving erratically.
According to the report, the man was disoriented and
appeared to be intoxicated. EMS transported the man
to Blake Medical Center after officers gave him a ci-
tation for driving with a suspended license.
Sept. 3, 1500 block of Gulf Drive S., Coquina Park,
lewd and lascivious. A 43-year-old man was arrested
and charged with a felony count of lewd or lascivious
acts after-he fully exposed and fondled himself in view
of a group of young children playing on the beach.


Holmes Beach
Sept. 1, 5300 block of Sunrise Lane, theft. Fishing
gear and dive equipment was reported stolen from a boat.
Sept. 1, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach,
burglary. A wallet and purse were reported stolen from
a vehicle. According to the report, $390, a cell phone
and credit cards were taken.
Sept. 2, Manatee Avenue, Kingfish Boat Ramp,
battery. Officers responded to a report of a possible
domestic dispute on a boat. According to the report, a
man hit his girlfriend in the face several times and
threw an anchor at her. Officers reported that the
woman had a swollen cheek and bruises. The woman
was picked up from the water by officers after she
jumped off her boyfriend's boat. The man fled authori-
ties by boat.


Sept. 3, 200 block of 64th Street, theft. A bicycle
was reported stolen.
Sept. 3, 4200 block of Gulf Drive, false report. A
man stopped for a traffic violation provided officers
with a false name and date of birth. According to the
report, after transporting the man to the police station,
he finally provided the correct information. He was
given a notice to appear for providing false informa-
tion.
Sept. 3, 7300 Gulf Drive, Island Plantation Resort,
theft. Upon checking out, two guests reported that the
bicycles they had rented from Barefoot Trader had
been stolen.-
Sept. 4, 100 block of 73rd Street, criminal mis-
chief. A woman reported than an unknown person
scratched her car.


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Island fifth.grade

Fifth-grade students at Anna Maria Elementary
School began a 17-week Drug Abuse Resistance Edu-
cation program with a handshake and a smile.
Holmes Beach Police Officer Pete Lannon began
his first session with fifth-graders with formal introduc-
tions. Students were asked to greet Lannon with a
handshake and a personal introduction.
Lannon also took a few minutes to tell students Ria ;
about his background in law enforcement.
Lannon said he knew he wanted to be a cop when i
he was a young kid. "My great-grandfather, grandfa-
ther, uncles, cousins and dad were all cops.
Lannon spent seven years in the military police to
gain experience before taking a job in a small town in
North Carolina, eventually winding up in Florida.
Last year was Lannon's first working with students
in the DARE program. Learning from experience,
Lannon cleared the air on a few personal issues.
"Last year students picked on me for my Rhode
Island accent," Lannon admitted. "If you don't under- -
stand what I say, ask me to say it again."
Students also liked putting him on the spot with .
questions about his personal life, he said. He asked that
students be respectful with the questions they ask.
The DARE program gives kids the confidence to
say no to drugs and deters them from using drugs by DARE
showing them alternative activities. Fifth-graders
A common misconception Lannon says most Resistance E
people have about the program is that it inadvertently relate to the t
teaches kids how to use drugs. when sharing
"We mention drugs, but not in detail. We are tell-
names be use(
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out for, but we don't want to put information in their "During
hands that will enable them to use drugs," he explained, circle and y
Some of the methods used to teach the fifth-grad- Lannon told
ers include role-playing situations, a DARE workbook The 17-
and a question box. action. Parent;
The DARE question box allows students to ask my
may contact
questions anonymously, or to set up a meeting with apartment at 7
Lannon to talk over personal issues. Lannon a
Lannon assured students that no one will be al- the grade le
lowed to read the questions inside the DARE box ex- and self-estee
cept for himself and teachers.
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Birthday surprise
Stall (iat Anna Maria Elementarv School helped
Principal Tim Kolbe celebrate his 54th birthday with
a cake and cookout. Kolbe received a tropical shirt
as a gift.from his co-workers and two beach-style
ties from the Parenit-7Ieacler Organiiation. Islanders
Photo: Diana Bogan.


students begin to DARE


s at Anna Maria Elementai-v School learn the meaning behind the acronym DARE Drug Abuse
education. The 17-week program is taught by Holmes Beach Police Officer Pete Lannon.
opics presented in the program. However,
g personal stories, Lannon asks that no
d. Instead, he said, people involved should
) as "someone I know."
the class, all the topics will come full
ou will see the big picture at the end," :.
students.
reek session will end with a DARE gradu-
s who have questions about the program'"
Lannon at the Holmes Beach Police De-
08-5804.
Iso makes visits throughout the year to all
els to teach students about personal safety '
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Bradenton Beach Pier
The annual Fishathon for boys and girls 6 to
12 years of age will be Saturday morning, Sept.
15, at the Bradenton Beach Pier.
The young anglers will start their efforts at 8
Sa.m. and fish for four hours, said Bob De Vane, who
once again is chairing the event as he has for 13
years. It is sponsored by Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post No. 8199.
The youngsters may bring their own poles or
rent them at the pier. The VFW will provide
squid bait or the kids can bring bait of-their
choice, De Vane said.
There will be prizes forjust about every fish-
ing category imaginable biggest, smallest,
oddest, most caught, and many more.
The VFW post will provide free pop and hot
dogs for the young sportsmen, De Vane said.



Middle School menu
Monday, Sept. 17
Lunch. Pepperoni Pizza or Corndog with Condi-
ments, Chef Salad with Dressing, Fresh Broccoli and
Cauliflower, Fruit
Tuesday, Sept. 18
Lunch: Breaded-Beef Patty on a Bun or Grilled-Cheese
Sandwich with Tomato, Chef Salad with Dressing,
Lettuce and Tomato with Ranch Dressing, Fruit
Wednesday, Sept. 19
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or Fish Sandwich with Chips,
Chef Salad with Dressing, Mixed Vegetables, Fruit
Thursday, Sept. 20
Lunch: Tacos with Salsa or Chicken Nuggets with
Chips, Chef Salad with Dressing, Sweet Peas, Fruit
Friday, Sept. 21
Lunchi: Chicken Wings or Burrito with Salsa, Chef Salad
or Tossed Salad with Dressing. Steamed Rice, Fruit
Juice and milk are served with ever meal.


Students meet Darren
Holmes Beach Police Officer Pete Lannon intro-
duced "Darren the Lion" to students participating in
the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program.
Darren is the official DARE mascot. Islander Pho-
tos: Diana Bogan.


Anna Maria

Elementary School

menu
Monday, Sept. 17
Breakfast: Blueberry Muffin, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza or Corndog, Fresh
Broccoli and Cauliflower, Fresh Fruit
Tuesday, Sept. 18
Breakfast: Pancakes with Syrup, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Breaded Beef Patty on a Bun or Grilled
Cheese Sandwich, Lettuce and Tomato with
Ranch Dressing, Fresh Fruit
Wednesday, Sept. 19
Breakfast: Cheese Toast, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or Fish Sandwich, Mixed
Vegetables, Fruit
Thursday, Sept. 20
Breakfast: Waffles with Syrup, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Tacos or Chicken Nuggets, Sweet Peas,
Fruit
Friday, Sept. 21
Break/ast: Scrambled E-' ;, with Grits, Yogurt,
Cereal
Lunch: Chicken Wings or Burrito with Salsa,
Tossed Salad with Italian Dressing, Fruit
Juice anid milk are served with ever, meal.





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Caught in the WAVE
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Building a 'squirrel's nest' a task of love


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria Elementary School will honor the
memory of first-grade teacher Pat Wagner with a
memorial book fund and a designated area in the
media center to be titled the "Squirrel's Nest."
Wagner passed away in July of melanoma can-
cer, leaving behind an extended family of friends
and students at the Island school where she taught
for 15 years.
"Pat was a nature lover, and it was well known
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"We hope each year the 'nest' will grow, and
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Harrison said.
Harrison shared several details that will make
Anna Maria's Squirrel's Nest special. Each book
will be designated with a memorial stamp on the
inside cover. Also, Debbie Hangstrom will be paint-
ing ceramic tiles for the media center walls as part
of the memorial.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned for
Wagner's birthday on Oct. 16. Harrison said Wagner's
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The ribbon-cutting ceremony will be broadcast
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Dolphins drop another hard.fought game


The Anna Maria Dolphins are earning respect from
the teams they've played and their fans, but are not
winning football games as often as they'd like. Nobody
ever thought the Dolphins would simply strap on the
pads and become a winning football team in their first
year. but the fact is they are playing every team tough,
and with a break here or there they could have a couple
of wins under their belts.
The Dolphin game against the Jaguars on Saturday,
Sept. 8, was no different. The team battled it out on
even terms with the Jaguars, but lost 18-6 as they once
again fell victim to the big play.
Jaguar fullback Adrien Jenkins was a thorn in the
Dolphins' side all day. Jenkins is big, strong, fast, and
tough a prototype fullback and he played like it. The
Jags took a 6-0 lead in the first quarter when on fourth
down and one yard to go, Jenkins got the call up the
middle. Hoping to get the first down, he cut the play
outside and outran the Dolphin defense down the side-
line for a 68-yard touchdown run.
The Jaguars were stopped on the extra-point at-
tempt when defensive tackle Steve Faasse broke
through to sack quarterback Jerome Davis.
The Dolphins evened the score at 6-6 with 3:30
remaining in the first half when Sam Lott got loose on
a 31 -yard counter play for a touchdown. The Dolphins
ran Lott off tackle for the extra point, but Jag defensive
tackle Eddie "Pooh" Clark was there with the slop to
deny Lott.
The second half opened with the Dolphins on of-
fense, but quickly gave the ball back to the Jags on a
fumble that was recovered by Clark. The Jaguars took
advantage when, after a couple short gains on running
plays, Jenkins again broke through the Dolphin defense
with a 30-yard touchdown run right through the heart
of the Dolphin defense. Jenkins broke at least five tack-
les on the way to the end zone e to gve the Jaguars a 12-
6 lead.
The Dolphins responded with a 55-yard kickoff
return by Lott lhal gave them the ball on the Jags' 23
yard line, but they turned the ball over on downs. The
Dolphins got the ball back after two plays, thanks to a
fumble recovery by defensive tackle Patrick Cole, gi\'-
ing the Dolphins great field position on tlhe 35.
The Dolphins gave Lotl the ball up the middle, but
he was held to one yard. Sutton got the call on second
down and fought his way through a host of Jaguar de-
fenders for three yards, putting the Dolphins in a lhird-
down-and-long situation. The Dolphins tried a sweep,
but Loll was stopped after gaining a yard, pulling the
Dolphins in a must-pass situation. Lowman dropped
back to pass Io fourth and long, but his pass was inter-
cepted by Jaguar linebacker Jenkins.
With 2:50 left in the game and the Jags pinned back
on their five vard line, they ran Jenkins up the middle
for no gain. On second down, Jenkins.again got the call
on a dive play up Ihe middle. He broke two.tackles
before breaking the play outside where he outran ev-
eryone down the left sideline for a 95-yard touchdown
run and an I 8-6 Jaguar lead.
The Dolphins still held out hope of a late rally al-
ter Lott retlured the ensuing kickoff 65 yards to the 30,
hut on the first play f-rom scrimnmagec aiguar defensive
lineman Nick Elko hit Lowman as lie attempted a pIass
which was intercepted by Larry Sanders to effectively
end any chance of a l)olphin comeback.

Hurricane news
In other football news. the Manatee High School
Hurricanes improved to 2-) with an exciting 27-2 1 \\Iin
over a very grood N\ew SNmyrna Beach team. Island resi-
dents Josh Sato and Mark Rudacille are members of
this year's team. Sato is a backup player at offensive
guard, while Rucdacille is a backup linchacker and plays
on the kickoff team. With a new., yoting Island fIootball
team in the PAL leaIgue, Iperhaps we'll see more Island-
ers competing in high school in thlie near future.

Soccer season off and running
The Anna Maria Island Communiy Center's 2001)()
soccer season officially kicked off its season \with the
Jamnboree on Sept. 8 at the Center. A storm blew\ in off
the Gulf which delayed several games for a while, but
it blew through and the gambles were completed.
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SPORTS, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 20
the regular season!
In other soccer news, Islanders Michael Wallen,
Sean Pittman and Daniel Miller are all starters for
the Manatee Magic U-14 boys' traveling team. They
kicked off their season at the St. Pete Raiders tour-
nament in Largo. The team didn't fare as well as
they would have liked, losing all three games. They
lost their opener 2-1 on Saturday morning to a strong
Seminole squad. They followed that up with a 4-2
loss to Largo before losing on Sunday 2-0 to
Hillsborough SC.
Wallen is the starting goalie and kept his team in
all three games with spectacular saves, while Miller
played strong defense at his left fullback position.
Pittman is a starter at left midfield and played solidly
throughout the tournament.
Another Islander. Zach Geeraerts, plays on the U-
12 Manatee Magic boys team, while Stephen Thomas
plays for the Magic U-10 team.

Horseshoe winners
Winners in the Sept. 8 horseshoe games were Jim
Spencer of Holmes Beach and Bill Starrett of Anna
Maria. Runners-up were Tom Skoloda of Anna Maria
and Neil Sweerus of Bradenton.
Winners in the Sept. 5 games were Spencer and
Starrett. Runners-up were Jack Cooper of Holmes
Beach and George Landraitis of Bradenton.
The weekly contests get under way at 9 a.m. every
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Sturgeon coming back; wacky lawyerisms


Sturgeon may be surging through our area again -
or at least on our dinner plates and perhaps on toast
points.
Mote Marine Laboratory has secured property east
of Interstate 75 in Sarasota County for a initial sturgeon
aquaculture farm. Mote officials say the project will be
"a large-scale project for sturgeon."
The lab has been looking for a location for the
project for a while now, having outgrown its fledgling
sturgeon farm on City Island. Steve Serfling heads the
aquaculture project, and has said sturgeon "will be an
excellent crop. good for meat and its eggs as caviar, and
its skin makes tough and soft and flexible leather. Even
its scrap is salable as chum for fishermen."
The east-Sarasota farm will use closed-circulation
tanks. Besides the farm-raised fish, the project will also
allow scientists to fine-tune the aquaculture process for
use for other species of fish.
Although most folks think of sturgeon as a Russian
byproduct caviar, iced vodka and big funny fur hats -
sturgeon were once a pretty big fishery in Florida. In 1887,
42,500 pounds were harvested from the Tampa Bay area,
mostly in the bay itself and from the Hillsborough River.
In 1902, the haul was 351,800 pounds from throughout
Florida's west coast. Sturgeon were named a protected
species in 1984 and all fishing halted.
By then, of course, the fishery was pretty much
fished out. When was the last time you read of anybody
catching a sturgeon in The Islander's fishing reports?
"When the white man came to America the rivers
were teeming with sturgeon," according to the 1967
edition of Dictionary of Fishes. "They have been fished
out to such an extent that today the fish is considered
a rarity."

Love them lawyers!
A friend sent me a legal brief that 1 assumed was
a joke a pretty good joke, too until I checked and
found it to be true.
Seems some guy was working on a ship docked in
Galveston. Texas, when he slipped and hurt himself.
He fiddled around long enough that the two-year stal-
ute of limitations expired on filing suit, so his attorney
decided to take the case to court by invoking some
obscure federal maritime laws. The judge who drew the
case was not amused and offered an opinion that the
word "scathing" doesn't even begin to describe. Take
this example:
"Before proceeding further, the court notes that this
case involves two extremely likable lawyers, who have
together delivered some of the most amateurish plead-
ings ever to cross the hallowed causeway into
Galveston, an effort which leads the court to surmise


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but one plausible explanation. Both attorneys have
obviously entered into a secret pact complete with
hats. handshakes and cryptic words to draft their
pleadings entirely in crayon on the back sides of gravy-
stained paper place mats, in the hope that the court
would be so charmed by the childlike efforts that their
utter dearth of legal authorities in their briefing would
go unnoticed. The court is now faced with the daunt-
ing task of deciphering their submissions. With Big
Chief tablet readied, thick black pencil in hand, and a
devil-may-care laugh in the face of death, life on the
razor's edge sense of exhilaration, the court begins."
It gets better. The judge blasts both attorneys for
weird legal citations used in their arguments, at one
point stating "a more bumbling approach is difficult to
conceive but wait folks, there's more!"
The "more" is the sailor's attorney's citation, "a
nonexistent volume '1886' of the Federal Reporter
Third Edition and neglects to provide a pinpoint cita-
tion for what, after being located, turned out to be a 40-
page decision. Ultimately, to the court's dismay after
reviewing the opinion, it stands simply for the bomb-
shell proposition that ... in this case an alleged defama-
tion committed by the controversial G. Gordon Liddy
aboard a cruise ship at sea require the application of
general maritime rather than state tort law. (What the
...)'?! It is almost as if counsel chose the opinion by
throwing long range darts at the Federal Reporter (re-
markably enouLgh hitting a nonexistent volume!)."
The judge eventually concludes that the case
should be dismissed, but not before offering this con-
clusion:
"After this remarkably long walk on a short legal
pier, having received no useful guidance whatever from
either party, the court has endeavored, primarily based
upon its affection for both counsel but also out of its
own sense of morbid curiosity, to resolve what it per-
ceived to be the legal issue presented. Despite the waste
of perfectly good crayon seen in both parties' briefings
(and the inexplicable odor of wet dog emanating from
such) the court believes it has satisfactorily resolved
this matter."
But the judge has one last zinger to the seaman's


attorney: "The court cautions counsel not to run with
a sharpened writing utensil in hand he could put his
eye out."
I wonder if we could get the judge to come to the
Island and report on a few of our city commission
meetings?

'Mockingbird' banned
You've probably read Harper Lee's novel "To Kill a
Mockingbird." or seen the movie staring Gregory Peck.
If not, you're in for a treat, because it is one of the most
powerful stories you'll ever find and, in my view, worthy
of nomination as the Great American Novel.
So you gotta love the school officials in Muskogee,
Okla., who have removed the book from the freshman
high school reading list because "we didn't want to put
any kids in an uncomfortable situation of having to read
the n-word."
As you probably remember, the book takes place
in the South during the days of segregation. As the
Tampa Tribune put it, "Yes, a racial slur appears in the
book. We feel high school students can understand it's
not a racist novel, but a novel about racism."
It's also a wonderful read, "n-word" or not. Shame
on Muskogee.

More book treats
Mark Oct. 26 and Oct. 28 on your calendars if you
want to meet two heavyweight mystery writers. Stuart
Woods will be at Circle Books on St. Armands on the
26th, and Robert B. Parker will make his Florida West
Coast book-signing debut on the 28th.
I'll see you there, and offer more info as the dates
get closer.

Wrestlers lose in legal
name game challenge
The WWF faced off in court against the WWF, and
the tree huggers easily defeated the professional wrestlers.
The World Wildlife Fund took on the World Wres-
tling Federation over the use of the initials 'WWF." A
London judge ruled the wrestling organization had
breached a 1994 agreement with the environmental
organization. WWF- the environmental group- is
noted for its efforts to save the panda.
The decision could cost the WWF the wrestlers
- upward of $50 million. In typical British low-key
style, the judge wrote in his order that "some would say
its [the wrestling organization] glorification of violence
is somewhat unsavory."
The wrestling group plans to appeal the decision.
And no, the group didn't preface the appeal with the
words, "We want a rematch!"


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THE ISLANDER 0 SEPT. 12, 2001 0 PAGE 23


Red tide slows fishing, but action still mostly good


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Red tide brought in more fish than most anglers
would prefer last week, but hopes are high that the al-
gae bloom will blow itself out later this week. Fishing
is still good in Terra Ceia Bay and Miguel Bay. Back-
waters are still looking good around the mainland.
There may be some new snook rules to abide by in
the next few months. The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission has given preliminary ap-
proval to a one-linesider-per-day rule, subject to final
approval in early November, plus closing the fishery
during the month of May.
The proposed rule only impacts Gulf of Mexico
snook catches.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle said he's finding fishing to be
excellent right now. He's finding red tide to be a prob-
lem near Longboat Pass, but otherwise the bays are
clear and he's reeling in redfish, trout and mangrove
snapper.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
there's no sign of red tide in that part of the world, with
fishing reports featuring reds in the Manatee River.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said fish-
ing offshore remains good, with red tide'reports near
the beaches. Bay fishing remains excellent as long as
you get away from the passes; Sister Key is a hot spot
for redfish, he added.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach said snook, redfish and trout are his best
bets, although he too suffered through last week's red
tide in the Gulf.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he's getting keeper-sized snook, reds to 25
inches and some trout. He's finding most of the action
at Miguel Bay, Terra Ceia Bay and in the Manatee
River.
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the water temperature cools a bit, he added, although
he's seeing some 40-inch linesiders that just don't want
to take a hook.
Capt. Curt Morrison said he's doing will with red
and gag grouper, dolphin on his three-hour trips, plus
mangrove and lane snapper.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide out of
Holmes Beach said grouper fishing remains excellent
offshore, and he's not finding any sign of red tide past
the 10-mile mark in the Gulf. He's reeling in red and
gag grouper to 10 pounds and lots of lane snapper.
On my boat Magic we have been catching some
27-inch redfish in Sarasota Bay, plus lots of small
snook and lots of trout to 20 inches in length.
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Island property transactions
309 63rd St.. Holmes Beach, a 1,976 sfla 4bed/
2bath/2car duplex built in 1972 on a 90x 100 lot, was
sold 6/29/01. Hueber to Geary, for $269,000; list
$279,000.
524 Magnolia, Anna Maria, a 1,760 sfla 3bed/
2.5bath/2car home built in 1989 on a 52x 145 lot, was
sold 6/27/01. Bockius to Schneider, for $250,000; list
$320,000.
105 Third St. N., Bradenton Beach, a 780 sfla
2bed/2bath home built in 1960 on a 50x103 lot. was
sold 7/3/01, Mendonca to Bourrell, for $245,000; list
$299,900.
1407 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, 204 Coquina
Moorings, a 1,225 sfla 3bed/2bath bayfront condo built
in 1982, was sold 7/2/01, Meiners to Cicone. for
$332,500: list $345,000.
216 68th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,078 sfla 2bed/
lbath/lcar home built in 1967 on-a 74x1 12 lot. was
sold 7/6/01, Baldazzi to Blair, for $185,000.
318 Hardin, Anna Maria, a 2bed/2bath/1 car 1,292
sfla home built in 1957 on a 75x 108 lot, was sold 7/3/
01, Price to Gresham, for $215,000; list $229,900.
3801 Fourth Ave., Holmes Beach, 5 LaPlayita, a
2bed/2bath 1,197 sfla condo built in 1981, was sold 7/
3/01. Stark to Metallo, for $190,000; list $195,000.
5200 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 408 Martinique
South, a 1.309 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1970, was
sold 7/2/01, Beall to Young, for $262,750.
521 69th St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront 1,428 sfla
3bed/2bath/2car home built in 1974 on an 85xl 18 lot,
was sold 7/2/01, Rieker to Davis, for $340,000; list
$349,000.
526 69th St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront 1,275 sfla
2bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1968 on an 80x1 15 lot,
was sold 7/6/01, New Castle Development to Ercoli,
for $362,000; list $375,000.
5608 Carissa, a 1,208 sfla 2bed/2bath duplex built
in 1971 on a 57x105 lot, was sold 7/3/01, Webb to
Morton, for $195,000.
5608 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 115 Sun Plaza
West. a 1,092 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1981. was


Realty raves
David Moynihan was leader both in acquiring
new listings and in sales during August at the
Anna Maria Island office of Wagner Realty.
Other leading listers included Lila Pearson of the
Manatee Avenue office and Dorothy Cook of
Longboat Key. Other sales leaders were Barbara
Mollanazar of Manatee Avenue and Mary
Wickersham and Cindy English of Longboat.
Robert St. Jean and Gail Tutewiler were tops
in listings and sales, respectively, at the
Wedebrock Real Estate Co. Holmes Beach office
in August. Other leading listers were Lynda
Melnick and the Mike Migone/Tina Rudek team
at Longboat Key. Melnick also led in sales at
Longboat.
Island Real Estate of Anna Maria Island Inc.
saw Richard Freeman become top listing agent
and Marilyn Trevethan leading salesperson dur-
ing August.
Arvida Realty Services Longboat Key office
in August was led by Donna Maloof and Michael
Sweeney in new listings and Stan Haidl and Pe-
ter Salefsky in sales.

sold 7/3/01, Cress to Water Street Assoc., for $440,000.
1103 Gulf Dr. S., Bradenton Beach; a 1,032 sfla
home built in 1940 on a 50x50 lot, was sold 7/10/01,
Lapointe to Moore, for $275,000.
1112 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, a Gulffront
1,080 sfla 3bed/2bath home built in 1995 on a 50x64
lot, was sold 7/11/01, Rodriguez to Hamrich, for
$750,000.
124 Hammock Rd., Anna Maria, a canalfront
1,202 sfla 3bed/2bath home built in 1977 on an 84x118
lot, was sold 7/9/01, Parker to Augustine, for $344,045;
list $349,000.
1801 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, a 2bed/2bath
1.080 sfla condo built in 1978. was sold 7/10/01,
Szklany to Wolf, for $182,000.
1801 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 187 Runaway


Bay, a 2bed/2bath 1,080 sfla bayfront condo built in
1978, was sold 7/13/01, Bowman to Szklany, for
$235,000.
213 70th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,230 sfla 2bed/
2bath/cp home built in 1959 on a 90x102 lot, was sold
7/10/01, Innis to Cox, for $250,000.
218 Gladiolus, Anna Maria, a 994 sfla 2bed/2bath/
Icar home built in 1967 on a 75x100 lot, was sold 7/
9/01, Corcoran to Deffenbaugh, for $140,000.
2600 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 33 Anna Maria
Island Club, a Gulffront 1,179 sfla 2bed/2bath condo
built in 1984, was sold 7/10/01, Forkel to Venditti, for
$385,000.
2812 Avenue B, Holmes Beach, a 2bed/2bath
1,080 sfla home built in 1975 on a 50x100 lot and sold
9/97 for $110,000 and again in 5/01 for $195,000 just
sold, 7/10/01, Oliveira to Bowman, for $229,000.
2907 Avenue C, Holmes Beach, a 1,296 sfla 2bed/
2bath home built in 1978 on a 50x105 lot, was sold 7/
9/01, Burns to Stewart, for $220,000.
3100 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, Island in the Sun
units 1-6, a 6-unit condo of 832 sfla each built in 1982
on a 150x100 lot, was sold 7/9/01, Yankee to JKMB
Co., for $670,000.
3607 E. Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 105 Sandy Pointe
2, a 2bed/2bath/1 car 976 sfla condo built in 1996, was.
sold 7/13/01, Armstrong to Gonzalez,'for $114,500.
522 67th St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront 1,314 sfla
3bed/2bath/2car home built in 1972 on an 80x11 1 lot,
was sold 7/13/01, Riddell to Curtin, for $340,000.
527 72nd St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront 1,958
sfla 3bed/3bath/2car/pool home built in 1958 on a
100x117 lot, was sold 7/12/01, Rossi to Thigpen, for
$590,000; list $649,000.
5623 Gulf Dr.. Holmes Beach, a 1,095 sfla 2bed/
lbath/cp home built in 1960 on a 57x105 lot, was sold
7/13/01, Theodore to Pritchett, for $270,000; list
$274,900.
204 65th St., Holmes Beach, an 1,100 sfla duplex
built in 1963 on a 64x102 lot, was sold 7/17/01, Leslie
to Zalanka, for $246,000; list $229,900.
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204 78th St.. Holmes Beach, a 3bed/3bath 1,164+
sfla home built in 1955 on a 60x80 lot, was sold 7/18/
01. Chasey to Cominos. for $255,000; list $255,000.
206 Spring Lane, Anna Maria, a Gulffront 4bed/
2bath 1,792 sfla duplex built in 1953 on a 50x 100 lot,
was sold 7/20/01. Sarenpa to Brooks, for $757,000; list
$795,000.
2111 Avenue B. Bradenton Beach, a 736 sfla home
built in 1962 on a 50x100 lot, was sold 7/17/01.
Backelant to Woodson. for $190,000.
213 & 2 5 81 st St.. Holmes Beach, a 3bed/2.5bath/
2car 1.514 sfla home built in 1953 on two lots (one of
which is buildable) measuring 96x 140, was sold 7/17/
01, Welsch to 81st St. Dev. Co.. for $400,000; list
$448,000.






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314 Pine Avenue Anna Maria
(941) 779-0732 Toll Free: (866) 779-0732

Island Vacation Rentals
2BR/2BA Townhouse with pool. Close to beach.

Fall Specials
t Starting from
$400 week
(9/15-12/14)
Island Seasonal Rentals
Available for upcoming season.
2BR/1BA Ground-level duplex.......$1,800 mo.
2BR/1BA Single-family home ........$2,100 mo.
2BR/2BA Canal home with dock... $2,600 mo.
2BR/2BA Elevated duplex
with spa..................... .................. $2,600 mo.
3BR/2BA Cottage with tropical
setting ....................................... $3,400 mo.
2BR/2.5BA Pool home on
Bimini Bay ............................... $3,500 mo.
2BR/2BA Townhouse with pool,
close to beach ............................. $3,050 mo.






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2410 Avenue A, Bradenton Beach, a bayfront
1,487 sfla home built in 1978 on a 50x 100 lot, was sold
7/16/01, Mihm to Kiraly, for $400,000.
310 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, a 2,825 sf commercial/
mixed-use building of two offices of 288 sf each, five
garages of 275 sf each, and one I bed/I bath 775 sfla
apartment, was sold 7/19/01, Garvy to Duncan Hold-
ing, for $275,000.
4255 Gulf Dr.. Holmes Beach, 124 Island Village
#125, a 1,367 sfla 3bed/2bath condo built in 1981, was
sold 7/20/01. Simons to Leckie, for $239,000; list
$239.000.
514 59th St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront 1,696 sfla
home built in 1961 on a 130x66 lot, was sold 7/20/01.
Fuller to Atkinson, for $285.000.
804 N. Shore Dr.. Anna Maria. a 5.462 sfla 4bed/
2.5bath/4car home built in 1994 on two lots measuring



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100x100, was sold 7/18/01, Garcia to Edwards, for
$925,000; list $999,000.
1423 Gulf Dr., Bradenton beach, 13 Bermuda Bay
Club 2. a 1,524 sfla 3bed/2.5bath/2car condo built in
1999, was sold 7/26/01, Slavik to Button, for $315,000;
list $328,000.
2814 Avenue E, Holmes Beach, a Gulffront 2,108
sfla duplex built in 1967 on a 50x125 lot, was sold 7/
27/01. Dixon to Smith, for $729,000.
306 65th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,300 sfla duplex
built in 1968 on a 90x104 lot, was sold 7/26/01,
Vanover-Feldman to Young, for $225,000.
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PALMA SOLA BAYFRONT
3BR/4.5BA contemporary cedar home. Panoramic
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living area. Cairhedral ceiling, eleviror, loft, f[imily
room, den, pool and spa, deck and boai dock.
$699,900.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB
2BR/2BA Gulffronr turllnkey-furnished condo.
Gorgeous C(ulF view, bealuritful beach, healed pool,
excellent rental income. $475,000.
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS CONDO
2BR/2BA immaculhne, rurnkey furnished. View of
lush landscaping and heated pool. Ceramic tile and
Berber carpeting, glassed-in lanai. $289,900.
BEACH HOUSE
4BR/4BA turnkey furnished beach house west of.
Gulf Drive in historic Anna Maria City. Large lor,
grear rental. $495,000.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEXES
3BR/2BA & 2BR/1BA duplex west of Gulf Drive.
Near gorgeous beach. Large yard. $249,000.
2BR/2BA each. Close to beach, new roof and
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five lots remaining. Nine luxury homes to be built on
6.53 acres. Assigned boat docks with electric and
water and no bridge obstruction to the Intracoastal
waterway. Walk to the Gulf of Mexico, community
heated pool/spa. Will custom build or Developer
must approve plans. Priced from $230,000 -
$265,000. Call Carol Williams, Broker of Clarke Wil-
liams, Realtor for details, 744-0700 eves.
COMMERCIAL DOWNTOWN BRADENTON. Ex-
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Gateway to new Riverfront development. Two +
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2BR/2BA Condo on the beach. Furnished. Monthly, $3,600/mo.
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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. Model 875. Three-inch color
LCD screen, 220x digital 200m, hi-fi audio, touch
screen controls, extra battery, charger, AV hook-ups.
Less than one year old, in mint condition. Retail $369,
asking $300. 748-6222.




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SIDE-BY-SIDE REFRIGERATOR, $100. Large, green
wire baker's rack, $50. Matching plant stand, $10. Ar-
cade video game, $50. Ceiling fans, $20. Small appli-
ances, $5. Tall, white utility cabinet, $40. 778-1716.

BABY ITEMS: Grandma's porta-crib, $20. Wind-up
swing, $10. Baby gate, $5. 778-1389.
ELECTRIC MOWER, battery powered. Also, trim-
mer, edger, weed-eater. 779-9085.

SOFA AND LOVESEAT, $100. Queen bedroom set,
$200. Twin bedroom set, $150. Assorted tables,
lamps. 778-5648, leave message.
HP LASER-JET, $95. Brother fax/printer/copier, $100.
Hoover self-propelled 18.0 vacuum, $80. 778-5428.



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WATERFRONT HOMES
201 North Harbor Drive. .......................... $899,000
2306 Canasta Drive .............................. $895,000
722 Key Royale Drive..................... NEW $569,000
527 Key Royale Drive............................... $489,000
ISLAND HOMES AND CONDOS
100 7th St. S. ......................................... $569,000
Bradenton Beach Club ................... from $500.000
210 67th St ........................................ $449,000
203 North Harbor ................................. $439,000
5 Palm Harbor Drive ................................ $399,000
4002 6th Ave. ..................... ................ $369,000
DUPLEXES
2500 Gulf Drive .................. ................ $825,000
106 7th St. ............................................. $849,000
104 23rd Street ...................... NEW $599,999
308 57th St. ............................................ $369,000
MAINLAND
2418 90th St. NW ................................ $3,495,000
7419 8th Ave. NW .................................. $229,000
Regatta Pointe Condo.............................. $199,000


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ENCHANTED ANNA MARIA ISLAND RE-
TREAT on Bimini Bay. Serene tropical grandeur
is displayed throughout the grounds and interior
of this striking residence. Heated pool and 35 ft.
dock with lift. $1,430,000. Sandy Drapala,
749-5797 or Kathy Marcinko, 713-1100. 76167

WATERFRONT
BRADEN RIVER WATERFRONT ESTATE.
One +/- acre, 4BR residence with attached two-
car garage, office/craft room. Separate garage/
boat house, shed, boat dock, davits and hoist
and boat ramp. $495,000. Don Lewis, 319-
0323.77575
CLASSY, CLEAN, CONTEMPORARY. Im-
pressive, executive two-story in upscale river-
side community with tons of amenities. Like-
new condition. 3BR/2.5BA, bonus spaces.
$254,900. Wendy Gaudioso, 725-4663. 76204


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DRAMATIC AND EXCEPTIONAL DIRECT
BAYFRONT HOME. 180-degree view from
north of Longboat to downtown Sarasota, near
bird sanctuary. Charm and character highlight
this wonderful setting. Short walk to beach.
$1,275,000. John Zisman, 504-2393. 204862

MAINLAND
ELEGANT HOME with lots of extras. Cove
molding, some wood floors. Professionally land-
scaped corner lot. Oversized two-car garage,
huge lanai. $164,000. Joanne Jenkins, 795-
3838.76832
PEACE & TRANQUILLITY await you in this
"Garden of Eden" pool setting. State of the art
kitchen, central vac, tiled throughout. Fireplace,
solar-heated pool, custom closets. Great area,
close to world famous academy. $249,900.
Carol Greenwald, 962-1148. 76299


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SALE: Stainless steel table with shelf, 42 wide by 24
deep by 33 high, $100. Stainless steel table with shelf
and sink, 72 wide by 24 deep by 34 high, $150. Tall
wood cabinet with five shelves, $75. Call Chef
Damon, 778-5320.


YOGA AND MEDITATION with Harmony Feldman.
Classes begin Tuesday, Oct. 2. Beginners- 4pm, advanced
beginners- 2pm, mixed levels- 5:30pm. 921-0074.

FREE KITTENS to good home. Three to choose
from: Two orange males, and one gray-striped fe-
male. 778-6304.


MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE. Years best! Saturday,
Sept. 15, 6am- noon. 106 77th St., Holmes Beach.

ROSER THRIFT SHOP open Tuesday and Thurs-
day, 9:30am-2pm. Saturday, 9am-noon. Wednesday,
9am-11 am, donations only. Always sales racks. 511
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clubhouse, furnished. Annual $850/month;
six-month seasonal $1300/month.
ANNUAL RENTAL
2BR/1BA Northend ~ $765/month
1BR/1BA Gulf view ~ $625/month
2BR/1BA Gulf view ~ $850/month


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This newly remodeled 2 or 3BR/2.5BA masterpiece
offers panoramic views over sparkling Lake La Vista!
Features include gracious Italian-tiled floors, custom
kitchen cabinetry with top of the line European appli-
ances, spacious entry foyer, faux painted walls, textured
ceilings with fans and recessed lighting and a lovely wa-
terside sundeck. Plenty of room for a pool. Tailor-made
for the discriminating buyer. Priced at $699.900.
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CRITTER SITTER Six years in pet care, 21 years as
an Island resident. Tender, loving care for your pets
with in-home visits. 778-6000.

ANIMAL LOVER? Foster, adopt or help transport
dachshunds for coast-to-coast dachshund rescue.
Call Shona at 941-761-2642 for information.


CAR FOR SALE: 1995 Ford Escort station-wagon.
Good air-conditioning. 78,000 miles. 778-5086.

1993 MERCEDES 500SL. Mint condition. Hard-top
and brand new rag-top, only 74,000 miles. $34,500.
(863) 944-1492.


LARGE AND LUXURIOUS houseboat for sale,
$70,000. Shown by appointment only. Call for more
information. 704-4133.

BOAT/TRAILER STORAGE/DOCKAGE. Vacation or
long term. Private ramp, wash-down areas. Minutes
to Intracoastal, Gulf, restaurants, bait. Captain John's
Marina. 792-2620. Bottom painting, rentals, service.

MOHAWK CANOE. 16-foot, many extras. $200 cash.
Call 795-2361.


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


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condo in a well maintained com-
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carport, utility area in unit. Close to
everything. IB7433.
$359,000 ONE OF THE
FEW... Gulffront condos available.
2BR/2BA with security entrance, el-
evator and heated pool. Bonuses are


a one-car garage and extra storage
space. Turnkey furnished. Appli-
ances have been updated. IB75628.


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

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


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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.

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

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.

MATURE TEACHERS/COUNSELORS needed at
Anna Maria Island Community Center. After school
program (grades K-5th.) Work 25 hours/week, Mon-
day-Friday. Must be dependable, responsible and a
team player in an exciting positive environment. Pays
$7-$9/hour, depending on experience/education. Call
Mary, 778-1908.


HELP WANTED PART-TIME (25-30 hours) Inside
sales for lumber and hardware, inventory manage-
ment and lifting required. Island Lumber and Hard-
ware. 778-3082.

DRIVERS WANTED. Island Transportation Inc. Fun job,
good money. Serious work ethic required. 779-2520.

VETERINARY ASSISTANT. Mornings and some
weekends. Island Animal Clinic. 778-2445.


BUSINESS SALE. Arts and craft business in high
traffic area with same name Web site. Great busi-
ness for artist or crafter. $25,000. 798-9813.


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

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

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

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







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DIRECT GULFFRONT 2BR/2BA, sunsets, turnkey
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PERICO SHORES LAKEFRONT
3BR/2BA quality home, room for pool. Furnished. $324,900.
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> Addresses ending in even numbers (or A M): Tucesday.
Addresses ending in odd nuihers (or N Z): Sunday.
> Irrigation not allowed from 10 a.m to 4 p.. Irrigal ion with
treated waste water allowed any tine.)
> Owners can wash their vehicles anytime as long as they use
a hand-held hose with a shut-ofl nolZzle. (Pull the car on lle lawnI
to wash!
Rinsing boats and Ilushing ol' boat motors is allowed for tenl
minutes daily.
> Hand-watering of plats. NOT LAWNS, is perminitted any
day.

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

SOS SERVICES. Full-service cleaning/organization
for your entire home. Professional, experienced,
and references. Free estimates. Call Sharon, 920-
1992.

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

KATHY'S CLEANING SERVICE. I will clean your
home to your satisfaction. Negotiable rates. Call 722-
4358.

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

PROPERTY CARETAKER. I will look after your resi-
dential, rental or commercial property in terms of se-
curity, regular upkeep, light maintenance, tidiness, etc.
Dependable. References. Call 778-7462.

ANNA MARIA APPLIANCE & TV SERVICE. Hon-
est, reliable repairs for major appliances, home elec-
tronics, computers, garage-door openers, marine
electronics. 779-1779.

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.

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.

RESIDENTIAL CLEANING weekly/bi-weekly. Li-
censed, insured, references. Call for free estimate.
Clean Sweep, 358-0169.

MIKE McCALEB, ARCHITECT, P.A. 10-year Island
resident, 25 years experience. Remodels, new
homes, commercial. FEMA, DEP, waterfront. #AR-
0014004. 778-5560.

ADAM TAYLOR'S LAWN SERVICE. Total lawn-
care, mulching, sprinkler service/repair, clean-up
work. Reliable, reasonably priced. Monthly, annual
or willing to accept one-time jobs. 778-3464.


CERTIFIED COMPUTER TEACHER using exclu-
S sive EZ/Learn system. Bringing the classroom into
Your home. 383-5372. Free internet, free long dis-
* tance telephone calls.

SPHOTOGRAPHY. 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.
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ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If
it's broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior dis-
count. Call 778-2581 or 713-0676.

CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING and Lawn Mainte-
nance. Residential and commercial. Full-service
lawn maintenance, clean-ups, tree trimming, haul-
ing, Xeriscape. Island resident. Excellent refer-
ences. 778-5294.

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, painting,
power washing, clean-ups and more. Call: 448-3857.


VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Dan or Bill, 795-5100 or cell 809-3100.

JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. In-house plan designs. State licensed
and insured. Many Island references. 778-2993.
Lic# CRC 035261.

INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. 35-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at
778-1730.

CHRISTIES PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction.
Free estimates, no overtime charges. Now certify-
ing back flow at water meters. (FL#RF0038118)
778-3924 or 778-4461.

ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.

WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more by
Hunter Douglas and other major manufacturers. Life-
time warranty. Call Island resident Keith Barnett for a
free in-home consultation. Many Island references, 15
years experience. 941-778-3526 or 730-0516.

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

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

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

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

25 YEARS EXPERIENCE, highly skilled, depend-
able restoration/renovation expert, carpenter, fine
finishing contractor. Kitchen/bathroom specialist.
Repairs, painting. Paul Beauregard, 779-2294.



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KEN & TINA DBA Griffin's Home Improvements.
Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets
and shutters. Insured and licensed, 748-4711.

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

TILE. CARPET, LAMINATE supplied and installed.
Why pay retail? Island resident, many references.
Free estimates, prompt service. Steve Allen Floor
Coverings. 383-5381, or 726-1802.

CARL V. JOHNSON JR. Contractor. Remodeling,
additions, new homes, design service. Free esti-
mates. Call 795-1947. Lic #RR-0066450.

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

HANDY ANTHONY. Jack of most trades. Home re-
furbishing and detailing, 778-6000.

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


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

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

SEASONAL 3BR/3BA Holmes Beach townhouse.
Beautiful unit, great location, heated pool, washer/
dryer, garage, much more! 713-0096 for more infor-
mation.

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-
cluded. 778-1345.

ANNA MARIA ANNUAL 2BR/2BA large, open floor
plan, tastefully decorated, new appliances, washer/
dryer, ground level. 142 Cresent, Anna Maria.
$1,200/month or $1,400/month with six month
lease. Call Bob, (813) 839-3800.

ANNUAL RENTAL Holmes Beach 1BR/1BA $600.
Also. 2BR/1BA $750, Available immediately. First.
last and security. 795-7805.

2BR/1BA DUPLEX with large screened lanai in
Anna Maria. Annual lease required, no pets. First,
last and security. 792-8817.


ANNUAL ONLY 2BR/1BA directly on Gulf in
Bradenton Beach. $1,000/month, assurity/security
required with contract. 792-2779.

ANNA MARIA CANALFRONT HOME. 2BA/2BA Fur-
nished and completely updated with new kitchen and
baths. Boat dock, large fenced in yard. Pets OK. $2,750/
month. Available month/season. (813) 258-6405.

ANNA MARIA PROPERTIES desperately needed!
Immediate waiting list for rental units, especially
3BR/2BA. Call Tracy at Wedebrock Real Estate
778-6665.

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.

SUMMER SPECIAL 1BR/2BA, furnished, clean,
steps from beach, Anna Maria Island. Pets wel-
come. $350/week; $1,198/month. Call 518-4995.

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.

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.

ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 2BR/1BA Anna Maria
City. No pets, non-smoking. $700/month, plus utili-
ties, First, last, and security. 778-5439.

BAYFRONT COTTAGES with docks. Turnkey,
beautiful views, breezy, quiet area. No pets/smok-
ing. Priced from $700/month, $350/week. 941-794-
5980. www.divefish.com.

WANTED TO RENT month of February, Anna Maria
area. 1BR or 2BR condo or house, no stairs. King-
size master bed, pool, waterview (canal, bay,
beach). Quiet location. Contact (952) 474-1392. E-
mail, JD1927@aol.com.

3BR/2BA DUPLEX ANNUAL. Near beach. Fenced
yard, central air and heat. Sundeck porch, washer/
dryer hook-up. Low utilities. Pet(s) OK. Available
now. Security required. $795/month. 778-7431.

ANNUAL 3BR/2BA. Approximately 200 feet to Gulf.
Ground-level, air-conditioned, dishwasher, washer/
dryer, large living room. 778-3267.

1 BR/1 BA ONE BLOCK TO BEACH. Holmes Beach
furnished or unfurnished, garage, carport, air-con-
ditioned. Washer/dryer on premises. Small pet OK.
Annual rental only. First, last. $700/month. 778-
7315.

SEASONAL 1BR Gulf view. Also, 2BR Imperial
House, Three month minimum. T. Dolly Young Real
Estate. 778-0807.


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ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH. 1BR/1BA, steps to
beach, newly remodeled, new paint, ceramic tile, very
clean. $625/monthly. 410-4466 or 924-5199.
2BR/2BA CONDO. Heated pool, community, boat
dock. Annual lease, $799/month. Real Estate Mart,
756-1090.
SEASONAL 1BR/1BA nicely furnished 1BR/1BA in
Anna Maria. Block from Gulf, private front/back en-
trance, laundry, patio. $1,200/month, plus tax. Three-
month minimum. Available November-May. 778-7754.
BRADENTON BEACH awesome 2BR/2BA. Two
blocks to beach. Washer/dryer hook-up, dishwasher,
storage. First, last, security. $745/month, annual lease.
778-5086:
SAN REMO SHORES. 2BR/2BA on canal. One car
garage, annual rental. Available now. First, last, secu-
rity. 795-7805.
526 56th ST., HOLMES BEACH, on water. 2BR/1BA,
$750/month. Also, large studio $550/month. 741-8688.


BRADENTON BEACH waterfront. 1BR and 2BR
apartments with balcony. Newly renovated, fully-fur-
nished. Very clean, private. 778-4555.
ANNA MARIA ANNUAL BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED
1 BR/1 BA. Central air, washer/dryer, patio area, private
front/back entrance, parking. $650/month, plus utilities.
No pets, non-smoking. 778-7754.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL 2BR/1BA duplex. Central
air and heat, ceiling fans. One block to beach. $750/
month, plus utilities. 778-6348.
SEASONAL FURNISHED new home in Anna Maria.
2BR/2BA, elevated. One block to beach. Available
now through April. (813) 251-9201.


WATERFRONT HOME $70,000. Large 1BR/1BA
houseboat. Jacuzzi on top deck. Must see to appreci-
ate. Call 778-3526 for appointment.
CANALFRONT HOME. Mediterranean design, impec-
cable interior details, 4,131 square-feet under air two-
story. Pool, dock and lift. $759,000. Gabe Buky at
Coldwell Banker Previews. 383-6411.


2317 GULF DRIVE, BRADENTON BEACH
At only 150 feet from the Gulf beach, this Gulf view triplex is as
close to the beach as any prudent person should be. 712 sfla
1BR/1BA upstairs w/720 sq.ft. deck overlooking Gulf, 576 sfla
downstairs front 2BR/1BA apartment with 136 sq.ft. screen
room; 810 sfla 2BR/1BA rear downstairs apartment. Parking for
six in rear via alley. $530,000.
Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, Fl 34216
Phone & Fax: (941) 778-1222
E-Mail: dougdowling@earthlink.net
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$329,000, and choice deep-water lot with full seawall
$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.
BAYVIEW LOT. 50-by-200-feet on South Bay Boule-
vard. Over looking Skyway Bridge. Zoned single-family
or duplex. $490,000. 792-4906 or 779-9114.
CANALFRONT HOME. Holmes Beach, 3BR/2BA, pool,
and dock. Large living room, screened room, two-car ga-
rage. Excellent decorative condition. $439,000. 730-4209.
ANNA MARIA INVESTMENT. Block home, 2BR/2BA,
family room, screened porch, large lot with room to
expand. Zoned R-2. Real Estate Mart, 756-1090.
TOWNHOUSE 2BR. Heated pool, boating, fishing.
$97,500. Real Estate Mart, 756-1090.
WATERFRONT HOME with dock, clean, crisp,
$329,000, and choice deep-water lot with full sea-wall,
$229,000. 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.
WATERFRONT TRIPLEX. 5025 Bay Drive, Bradenton
Beach. All kinds of possibilities. $455,000, 741-8688.
CORDOVA LAKES 3BR/2BA. Features cathedral ceilings,
eat-in kitchen, new ceramic tile. $119,000. Zero-down, first-
time buyer program. Real Estate Mart, 756-1090.

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HOURS: Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5
Directions: From U.S 41 travel west on Manatee
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will be on the left.
www.tchome.com
Limited time offec certain restrictions apply.
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2BR/2BA HOLMES BEACH CONDO
Fantastic view overlooking nature preserve and the
Intracoastal Waterway. Great location near shopping
and beaches. This three-year-new unit includes
washer/dryer, all window treatments, storage shed,
covered parking for two cars and pool.
For sale by owner $150,000.
Call 941-778-1260 or 941-778-3097


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paradiserealty.com r/78-4800

5201 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217-800-237-2252




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