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"The Best News on Anna Maria Island" VISLANDERIEWIDllI Volume 9, no. 45, Sept. 19, 2001 FREE
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Anna Maria City Commissioner Jay Hill returned from a trip north in time to survey the damage to the city pier Friday afternoon. All that remained between two
gaping holes wemre utility lines but management has promised to hasten repairs. For more stories and photos, see inside. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy
PAGE 2 E SEPT. 19, 2001 U THE ISLANDER
Islanders share stories of friends, family
following 'Attack on America'
People all over the country
have been affected by the ter-
rorist attack on New York and
Islanders are no exception.
Here, in their own words, are
the reactions of some of our
neighbors and colleagues:
y daughter was on her
way to a trade show
in Manhattan when
she got stuck in traffic going ,
across the George Washington
Bridge. She was running late
and her toll ticket was stamped 9
a.m. About 10 cars in front of
her, traffic suddenly stopped.
She saw people get out of their
cars and turn toward Manhattall. ., ..i
She could see the World Trade A
Center burning. All the cars
were turned back. They didn't
let anyone cross into Manhattan. went north to p1
My grandson lives in was a spectacular
Brooklyn. He said his whole the skyline. I wi
neighborhood was covered and all the other Sin
with ash. There were papers
everywhere, blown into Brooklyn after they flew out
the windows of the Trade Center.
Carmen Madnali of Anna Maria
y brother works at 25 Broadway two
blocks away from the World Trade Center.
He came up from the subway at Wall Street
and people were running towards himi saying not to go
to the WTC. People were pointing toward the towers.
He looked up and saw the first one on fire. Then he saw
a plane fly into the other tower. He said it left a huge
hole and it took out about six floors as it went in.
Next, he saw what looked like people falling and
he then came to the realization that people were jump-
ing from the buildings.
At this point, the buildings were still standing. He and
others got back on the subway, but the train stopped be-
tween stations. The conductor was losing his composure
and asked everyone to move to the end of the train. They
saw smoke. People were starting to panic.
The train inched back to Wall Street. My brother
said that when he got off the train he couldn't see any-
thing. It was pitch black and he had to feel his way up
Diana Bog'an, Islaider reporter
S ept. I 1 was a very sad, solemn day indeed. It be
came very personal when news reached us of the
inclusion of David and Lynn Angell on the
manifest of the first plane to missile into the Trade
Towers. Flight 1.
David was an original writer on Cheers. He rose to
become one of the executive producers of the show
before leaving to be a part of his own production com-
pany. They first created."Wings," which ran a decade,
and then scribed and produced "Frasier."
David was one ,.f th:l most gentle gentlemen one.
could hope to know. He was wise, witty and passion-
ate. His charmingly Southern wife Lynn was an equal.
A true beauty in and out.,
There is no upside to. this. Not the fact they per-
ished together. Not the fact their deep spirituality might
have comforted them. There is only empty.
We have lost our adolescence as a country now. As
each historic event becomes a retrospective milepost,
we know this wxas more significant than that. But this
tragedy will always bring up the images of David and
Lynn. It will be a smiling, warm and loving image. But
always with the horror, the true hell they faced as their
lives came to an end.
David Reid ofLos Alngeles (former. Islander (and
member of the1 Cheers staff)
I was home and had just turned on the television
when I saw the World Trade Center burning. At
first, I thought I was watching a movie, but then
photograph a wedding last year and shot this photo from the S
ar clear day in the city and the World Trade Center stood abe
II never forget the good feelings and singing to myself 'New
atra songs about the city. Peace .... Jack Elka of Holmes I
"It is with honesty and integrity that we can produce
great art. And with that we can fight back."
Artist Susan Curry
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Artists, friends, family and all others are wel-
come at a reception to unify and share stories and
emotions related to the "Attack on America" at The
Islander newspaper from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept.
Susan Curry was moved by the events of Sept.
11 to express her feelings with a paintbrush. She
said she listened intently to public radio (no TV for
Susan) as the day's events unfolded. She called in
and her comments were broadcast across the
United States during the day.
But her paintbrush was compelling her to put
her feelings on paper.
Her work and that of others who wish to express
their feelings and share their experiences will be fea-
tured at the reception.
Curry said if her inspired works sell, she'll do-
nate the proceeds to a worthwhile local cause.
when I saw the plane fly into the second building, I
realized we were seeing a terrorist attack. Within 20
minutes I called the army recruiting office to join the
National Guard. I was there the next day to fill out the
papers. I just feel strongly moved to do whatever I can
to serve my country.
Jason Cimino of Anna Maria
had arrived in Armenia Monday, and Tuesday
when I returned to the hotel after dinner, I heard
what had happened. Because of the time difference,
it took a long time to find out that my nephew who
works at the Pentagon was OK. His office is about 200
feet to the right of the damage.
We were told by the U.S. embassy to stay home
from work the next day and keep a low profile. Arme-
nia is bordered by Iran and Turkey, so it is close to the
*- heart of things. But the Arme-
S niman people have been very
supportive and just wonderful.
I have to say that watching
CNN, I have felt proud to be an
American. The entire country
has reacted with compassion,
but with the strength of purpose
that will help us prevail.
Perhaps, just perhaps, these
terrible events may be the begin-
ning of a reuniting of our indi-
vidual visions. Maybe we can
begin to heal. Maybe we can
grow together again. Maybe we
Scan regain our respect for each
S*.,, other's common humanity de-
S spite superficial differences. Per-
-~1 Ol haps our tears will make us
iwB I whole.
Steve LeGore of Holmies
Beach reporting friom his jiob in
'- AArmenia via E-mail
;tatue of Liberty. It
ove and dominated after worrying all day, I
SYork, New York' was finally able to
Beach reach my nephew, who
works for the government in
Washington, D.C. He and his wife of just three weeks
were fine. He said he had been ordered to evacuate his
building immediately. There wasn't even time to grab
He said people were walking sort of aimlessly all
around in the city. No public transportation operated
for a while. He walked to his wife's building and hung
out there for the rest of the day before heading home
Rob said he could see the Pentagon burning from
the roof of his apartment building. "The damaged area
isn't incredibly wide, but the area that is scorched is
just huge," he said.
Later, I spoke with my sister who lives in Minne-
apolis. She was concerned about friends of hers whose
son worked on the 102nd floor at the WTC. No one has
heard from him.
Laurie Kro.lnev, Islander reporter
have a lot of friends who live and work in New
York. My cousin works a block from the WTC in
the Bank of New York building. She's OK, but the
building was damaged.
Another friend works nearby and her building was
My cousin Frank works for the airlines. Two of his
colleagues were on one of the planes that crashed into
the Trade Center.
My friend Judy knows someone who was in ret-
rospect, luckily fired from his job at the World
Trade Center on Monday. This is unbelievable.
Elaine Stroili, gra/plhic lalis.l. 7Tli Islander
S tuck without power, and not having eaten due to the
frenzy of the pending storm Gabrielle late Thurs-
day, I ventured to Hurricane Hank's to meet friends
for dinner. As I awaited their arrival, I sat two harstools
from a gentleman who was very literally crying in his beer.
He looked at mie and nodding toward the television,
said "I'm a New Yorker." He said he was here on va-
cation and that he heads a team of electricians at the
World Trade Center. He was certain he'd lost every one
of the 15 men on his crew.
He explained there are seven floors below ground
level at the WTC that include the building maintenance
plant where they work.
He tried all day Thursday to get a flight hooked
back to New York Friday, only to have that cancelled
because of the storm.
He contacted the company where he got his rental
car, but they said it would be a S1,000 charge to drop
the car in New York and as a result, he was stuck here.
"I should have been there with them."
There was no consoling him. He wasn't even
happy to be alive.
Baoner Jov, Ilander editor and plubliAsher
THE ISLANDER S SEPT. 19, 2001 U PAGE 3
No Holmes Beach election Meetings
Time is up for citi-
zens to qualify to run for
three city commission seats
Sup for election Nov. 6 -
with only the incumbents
S" stepping up to retain their
Bohnenberger, Pat Geyer
and Don Maloney will auto-
Bohneinberger matically be returned to of-
In addition to the lack of interest for commission
seats, no one filed to run for the the charter review
board, which had five open seats.
Qualifying for three city commission and the
mayor's seat in Bradenton Beach ends at noon Friday,
Wards 1, 3 and 4 will be on the ballot Nov. 6, as
will the mayor's position.
Mayor Gail Cole said he would indeed run for
office, ending rumors he may not seek a second term.
Vice Mayor John Chappie is running against him for
the top spot in city government.
Commissioner Bill Arnold of Ward I has opened
a campaign account and said he will seek re-election.
Resident Harry Brown has said he will also run for the
A story in the Sept. 5 edition of The Islander about
the 2001 Anna Maria citizen of the year award con-
tained an incorrect listing of this year's nominees. The
nominees are the Anna Maria Island Historical Society,
Mike Miller, Tom Turner. Charlie Daniel and George
The award winner will be announced at the Oct. I 1
city commission meeting.
C- .' i ,
The commission may opt to appoint its nonsalaried
charter review members, as it was forced to do in 1996.
The salary for commissioners is $4,800 annually.
In Ward 3, Coninissioner Berneitta Kays has said she
will not seek re-election. Former mayor Connie Drescher
has indicated she may seek a seat from Ward 3.
Resident Mollie Sandberg has opened a campaign
account for the Ward 4 slot being vacated by Chappie.
Besides a number of forms and signatures of vot-
ers in the city, candidates must pay a $48 qualifying fee
for commission, $96 for the mayoral seat.
Candidates for the district seats must reside in their
ward but are elected citywide. Mayoral candidates may
live anywhere in the city and are also elected citywide.
Trolley committee meets Tuesday
A fact-finding and promotional committee for the
Island trolley will be organized at a meeting at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the Anna Maria City Hall, 10005
The group will seek and process suggestions for
promoting the use of the trolley that Manatee County
Area Transit is to put into service on the Island early
next year. Details may be obtained at 747-8621.
Anna Maria City
Sept. 19, 5 p.m., special city commission meeting on
house moving, followed at 5:30 p.m. by special city com-
mission meeting on revisions to cellular tower ordinance,
followed at 6 p.m. by final hearing on 2001-02 budget.
Sept. 20, 2 p.m., administrative code committee meeting.
Sept. 20, 7 p.m., city commission meeting (continued
from Sept. 13). Agenda: sheriff s contract, appointment of
beautification committee members, flapper valves, holi-
day decorations, setback reduction, canal maintenance,
parking, traffic at the Community Center.
Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting
Sept. 27, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
Sept. 20, 1 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda: ap-
proval of department job descriptions, action on the Oct. *
1 joint city commission-scenic highway committee meet-
ing, approval of 2001-02 salary resolution, consent
agenda, commission reports and public comment.
Sept. 20, 5:30 p.m., special city commission meeting
on Bay Drive South street vacation.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
Sept. 20, 10 a.m., code enforcement board meeting.
Sept. 27, 9 a.m., board of adjustment meeting.
Holmles Beach City Hall. 5801 Marina Drive,
* Qualifying for mayor, Ward 1, Ward 3 and Ward 4 seats
in Bradenton Beach ends at noon Friday, Sept. 21.
* Sept. 19, 7 p.m., Barrier Island Elected Officials meet-
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* Sept. 20, 6 p.m., West Manatee Fire & Rescue District
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PAGE 4 0 SEPT. 1). 2001 U TlHE, ISLANDER
Tropical storm Gabrielle touches Island
"It could have been a whole lot worse."
That was the refrain heard again and again on Anna
Maria Island after Tropical Storm Gabrielle, packing
70 mph winds, came ashore near Venice just before
dawn Friday, Sept. 14.
The entire Island was without power for much of
Friday and Saturday, with some residents still lacking
electricity. Monday. Florida Power and Light crews
expected to have all power restored no later than
Trees were toppled, some seawalls collapsed, boats
were swamped, the Anna Maria City Pier lost sections
of decking and some damage to homes was sustained
from downed trees, but damage was minimal con-
sidering and no injuries were reported on the Island.
Anna Maria Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh said, "All in
all, I think we weathered the storm in better shape than
Deffenbaugh said he was "enormously pleased
with the response of all the men in the public works
department and with the administrative employees.
"Everyone just did their jobs. There was no belly-
aching, just a lot of hard work shoveling and sawing
and hauling. Those public works employees were out
in the rain and the wind taking care of downed trees and
clogged drains. You couldn't have asked for a better
response from a staff."
Many large trees were uprooted in the city. Most
of them were exotics like Australian pines and Brazil-
ian pepper trees. Several roads were temporarily
blocked by the fallen trees and downed large branches.
There was damage to the city pier. Two whole sec-
tions of the pier were washed out, which Deffenbaugh
said will'be the responsibility of the tenant, the City
Pier Restaurant. The damage occurred just past the
475-foot mark known as the "lead line."
Contractor Jeff Murray said he had been out to assess
the damage at the city pier. "The restaurant itself and the
decking around it are all fine. No damage," he said.
"The pier itself is another story. There is damage
to the decking there, though the pilings are OK. The gas
line is fine, but the water and sewer lines are broken
and will need to be replaced.
"The power supply is fine. In fact, the freezers are
still on, and all the power is working," Murray said.
The pier and restaurant are expected to reopen in
about a week, and then Murray said he'll move down
to the Rod and Reel Pier and Restaurant, which sus-
tained considerable damage to the eastern side.
"Some pilings and support beams will have to be
replaced there, and I'm going to recommend the floor-
ing be shored up," Murray said.
There is no information available yet on the esti-
mated cost to repair either pier.
There was also a problem in Anna Maria with raw
sewage spurting from sewers and backing up into the
showers and tubs of ground-level houses. Deffenbaugh
said the problem was caused by the power outages.
"The Island is level, so there is no way for the sew-
age to flow back to the mainland for processing by the
county unless the pumps are working," the mayor said.
A call to the county resulted in generators being-
brought to the pumping station, and that problem was
Deffenbaugh said he was "extremely disap-
pointed" that the Island Emergency Operations Center
was not activated. "We met and met about that, and it
was supposed to be a way to coordinate the operations
of all the cities on the Island. We were supposed to
have one person at the county EOC, and that person
was to keep the rest of us informed," the mayor said.
"It was pretty confusing," he said. "First we heard
there would be no ambulance service on the Island and
the fire trucks and police departments were all going to
go to the mainland. Then we heard there would be ser-
vice. It was hard to tell who was in charge."
Deffenbaugh said he hoped the storm would serve
as a learning experience for area emergency manage-
ment personnel so the next time things will run more
"It could have been a lot worse," he concluded.
Bradenton Beach Police Lt. John Cosby said that
city "did OK. We lost some trees, lots of roofs had
shingles blown off, and 35 people left the Island to go
An Australian pine blew across Gulf Drive at Third
Street South, blocking the road briefly until city crews
were able to haul the debris off the road. There were
numerous swamped and damaged boats at the
Bradenton Beach Marina and the docks were damaged.
"We got off easy," said Bradenton Beach Mayor
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with city public works department employees clearing
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Cosby concurred. "We were lucky. It wasn't nearly
as bad as it could have been." Cosby estimated damage
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Holmes Beach Public Works Director Joe Duennes
said the storm produced the strongest winds he's seen.
"It was as windy steady wind as I've ever seen
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damage. We had one tree down at 58th Street, and lost
a private seawall, but there was minimal erosion of the
beaches. Our crews were out most of Saturday and
spent a few hours Sunday cleaning up."
He said that as of Monday there were only a "hand-
ful of people without power" in the city.
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THE ISLANDER 0 SEPT. 19, 2001 N PAGE 5
Coalition works to save historic Anna Maria house
By Laurie Krosney
A group of Island residents, elected officials and
the Anna Maria Island Historical Society are frantically
working to save an historic building in Anna Maria.
Anna Maria City Commissioner Linda Cramer is
spearheading the Islandwide project.
Cramer asked fellow commissioners at the Sept. 13
meeting for funding to move the house from its present
location at 109 Palmetto St. to city property alongside
the historical society's museum on Pine Avenue.
Carolyne Norwood, AMIHS administrator, said,
"We think this is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to pre-
serve this historical piece of property.
"We have been hoping to expand the room we have
and this seems a perfect chance to do it to get a real
cracker house that was right here in the city."
Cramer said the cost to move the historic portion
of the house and fireplace is $7,000. An additional
$2,000 will be needed to prepare a foundation for the
structure near the museum.
"We are hoping to get the whole Island involved,"
said Cramer. She said she attended a budget meeting in
Bradenton Beach on Sept. 12 and several commission-
ers were receptive to raising funds to help with the
project during the fall Bridge Street Festival.
Both Cramer and Norwood said there were grants
available for this sort of project. Anna Maria Vice
Mayor Tom Skoloda agreed, saying he had seen infor-
mation on the grants at the recent Florida League of
The house was originally one of two that sat on the
landmark in 191 1. Belle Haven Cottage, as the house
is known, fell into the bay in the 1920s from lack of
care after worms ate the pilings
Captain Mitch Davis, who served as the first mayor of
Anna Maria from 1923-27. built it. The original hard-
wood floors are still intact, as are the old pine panel-
ing, rafters and a fireplace.
City Attorney Jim Dye told commissioners the
problem with moving the structure is that there is a city
ordinance prohibiting the moving of houses in Anna
Maria. He suggested a motion to draft a new ordinance
to allow moving buildings that would include a permit-
The first reading of that ordinance will be Sept. 19,
just prior to the second public hearing on the 2001-02
Commissioners then approved a motion drafted by
Dye authorizing the mayor to express the city's intent
to work with the current owner of the Belle Haven cot-
tage. They agreed to move the cottage from its current
site to city property in conjunction with the historical
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society, but subject to amendments of the city's ordi-
nance on building moving.
Dye said a permitting system would provide for
inspections prior to approval by Florida Power and
Light and the building department, including inspec-
tions for road strength and potential damages.
Skoloda said he'd like to consideia catalog of histori-
cal properties in the city, perhaps asking people to preserve
historic buildings if they purchase them rather than tear-
ing them down and replacing them with bigger homes.
S'OV Move to save
SV --1 Belle Haven
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,Belle Haven, an
located at 109
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Maria City. Plans
are under way to
raise the $9,000
needed to move the
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Photos: Bonner Joy
He said it's easy to get a grant for cataloging the
Meanwhile, the historical society will work to en-
list the support of the entire Island to complete the
Belle Haven move.
The AMIHS is footing the bill to move the build-
ing and provide the foundation. They plan to hold fish
fries and other events to raise funds for that expense
and Anna Maria commissioners agreed to make a con-
tribution from the city budget to the fund.
Historical Society to be site of historic house
The Anna Maria Island Historical Society will prepare a foundation on which to place the historic house from
109 Palmetto St. near its museum on Pine Avenue. The house, which was originally located on the city pier,
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PAGE 6 SEPT. 1), 2001 N THE ISLANDER
The whole country got a monstrous dose of terror
last week with the World Trade Center demolition, but
our Island got an added whack with Tropical Storm
Together they could well have brought any commu-
nity to its knees. Here, they brought Anna Maria Island to
its strength its tough-but-oh-so-gentle people.
They went to their knees, all right, but in churches to
ask for that kind of help for their fellow Americans whom
the terrorists had victimized in New York City, Pennsyl-
vania and Washington, D.C. And they gave other kinds of
help to those strangers, giving blood for life and money
to institutions devoted to organized assistance.
They gave support to the national government in its
response to the calamity. If it's war for our country,
count us in, they said. And war it is, said our president,
although just what kind of war is still not clear.
One thing is clear: It won't be anything like wars
we've fought in the past. We'll have a hard time for a
long time, identifying the enemy. We'll have to con-
sciously and conscientiously avoid drifting into random
vengeance, which will become very tempting.
And we'll have to very carefully avoid descending
to a kind of anti-terrorist McCarthyism, seeing a terror-
ist under every bed as Senator McCarthy and his true
believers saw communists. That would lead us into an
abyss where we'd be twin to our enemy.
Another inspiriting display of courage and gener-
osity was the Island's response to Gabrielle.
From Bean Point south to Longboat Pass, Island-
ers helped Islanders survive nature's worst ... well, not
her worst, we've seen worse here. But what she did was
Water everywhere, wind and wave and rain. Trees
uprooted, houses deroofed and otherwise damaged,
people displaced, transportation virtually nonexistent. And
much of it in pitch darkness, with power out for days.
As Islanders complained and lamented over their
losses, they also worried of the trivial nature of the storm's
effect in view of the immensity of the world's problems.
It left folks spinning, almost seasick. Others said
they felt as if they'd been in a train wreck.
We survived. More, we triumphed. Somehow we al-
ways do. And somehow Americans and America always
We've never been through anything like this
plague of terrorism and the response to it we will be
required to make. But we will do it, as always, and with
strength and endurance and wisdom we may become
worthy of the challenge we've been handed.
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A deterrent for skyjackers
We must first apprehend and punish these vicious
devils, and their leaders, for the mass destruction of key
American facilities, as well as the thousands of lives lost.
Also, notwithstanding the billions of dollars needed
to rebuild and care for the victims and their families, I
suggest that a non-toxic gas system (dental sleeping gas)
be installed in the air circulating system on all commer-
cial airplanes in the cabin area.
The cabin crew or attendants could release the gas by
activating buttons located in hidden sections of the aircraft.
If a button was activated, an alarm system would advise
the pilot and the crew, who would be prepared to deal with
the situation in the event of an attempted break-in of the
cabin and in the event that the gas had not taken affect.
The cockpit would have its own air and oxygen cir-
culating system. While a few people might object to us-
ing gas, I believe that coming home alive is better than
crashing into another terrorist target.
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Anna Maria City exploits tourists
The City of Anna Maria is exploiting tourists. My
sister and I have been loyal visitors here for 15 years.
We are out-of-towners who are more like locals. We
treat the Island like home and follow all traffic laws, pick
up litter on the beach, call the turtle watchers when we spot
a nest, and so on.
In July, a beautiful morning spent at Bean Point ended
up turning ugly. Parking is extremely limited on that part
of the island. We made a specific point of driving around
to find one of the few streets that allows beach goers to
park. After enjoying the beach for a few hours, we re-
turned to our car to find a parking ticket. This greatly sur-
prised us both. Heading to the sheriffs station seemed the
way to clear up this misunderstanding. No one was there,
so we went to city hall.
We were greeted by the receptionist and when we
asked why we were given this ticket, she asked us, "Were
any parts of your car touching the street?"
We said yes, about five or six inches of our tire. Pull-
ing over farther would have smashed lilies planted there.
She let out an embarrassed laugh and seemed rather
disgusted by the citation. She told us it's a city ordinance
that no part of your car may touch the street. She called
in the sheriff's deputy who wrote the ticket. He was bel-
ligerent and I believe ashamed to have issued this citation.
We have Ohio license plates, so we're obviously from
out of town. We asked him how we are expected to know
about this obscure city ordinance. A warning would have
educated us and saved us $30 and a lot of aggravation.
If this is how Anna Maria is going to treat tourists,
then they need to rethink their strategy. This will only
alienate their main source of revenue. When it comes
down to "dollars and cents" they should remember this.
And, when it comes to "sense," let's hope they have
the sense to be ashamed of the petty way their police force
treats visitors to their Island.
Judy Maccioli, Ohio
As we all watched in horror the events of this past
week, we were amazed at the courage and dedication of
the firemen, EMTs and police in Washington and New
York. We all cried along with the rest of the nation as we
watched America bleed from her grievous wounds.
But how many of us have stopped to tell our own
police, firemen and EMT's how much we appreciate them
for their ever-present dedication to our community.
When is the last time you smiled and waved at the
police who cruise our streets keeping our homes and us
safe? When is the last time you stopped by the fire stations
just to say we appreciate what you do and the dangers you
face each and every time you answer an alarm? Has any-
one sent a thank you card to the EMT's who so unselfishly
answer our calls of emergencies?
Do so, because who knows, we may not get another
chance. So from this grateful Island resident, thanks to all
the police, fire and EMT personnel. May God be with you.
Diane Craford of Hohles Beach
THE ISLANDER 0 SEPT. 19, 2001 0 PAGE 7
S Mr. Legs says thanks
I know by now you are tired of seeing and hearing
about Dr. Kosfeld and the Mr. Legs contest, but there
is one more item of business I have to finish.
As you have heard, we raised over $15,000 for the
American Cancer Society Manatee County Unit. It was
a record amount for an individual in the event. Over-
all, all the contestants brought in a record $66,000.
What a great showing.
I found something else quite amazing and a very
pleasant surprise. The support and the assistance that
I received during the fundraising were phenomenal.
My campaign team spent countless hours planning
and organizing, making phone calls and arranging
sponsors. The team captain, Suki Janisch, made sure
everything clicked. My wife Erin endured all the extra
time I had to spend outside of the family and made a
good campaign spouse.
The time and talents of Dot Howard, Pam
Fortenberry, Jeannie Bystrom and Gary Wooten were
so invaluable. Andy Price helped out at every event. I
can't thank them enough for their dedication. And to
their spouses, thanks for letting me borrow them.
Support also came from the business community.
Restaurants like Anna Maria Oyster Bar Landside,
Lazy Lobster. Beach Bistro, Beach House, Sandbar,
Cafe on the Beach and Sign of the Mermaid donated
food, dinners, cooking equipment and even cooks. John
Home even played bartender.
Bill O'Neil of Two Chefs Catering cooked perfect
lobster that was donated by the Bystroms and the
Titsworths. The Bystroms also provided their home for
a luau dinner.
Shells, Publix, Sports Authority and Tropicana do-
nated for the car wash and the Homerun Derby. AMI
Coffee Company donated some of its finest for the din-
Other auction items came from Dee's Boutique,
Dell Kosfeld. Larry O'Donnell, Island Discount
Tackle, Ginny's Antiques and Robert Reiber. Chris
Galati donated a fishing trip, which I hear was quite
Monetary support came from Pinnacle Medical
Group, Oden-Hardy, Galati Marine and even Merck
Pharmaceutical. Dr. Jeff Beard performed skin cancer
screenings. Thanks to all of you.
The press was very instrumental in the campaign.
The positive publicity I received from The Islander was
I also want to thank everyone individually. From
my parents to every person who donated, had their car
washed, hit a homerun or sponsored a duck, I thank
Those who helped wash cars, shag baseballs and
chase rubber ducks, it couldn't have happened without
you. This was a community fundraiser and we did very
well. We need to be proud of ourselves.
Mr. Legs is an OK title, it was a great platform to
use to raise money. Most importantly, however, is the
money raised for the American Cancer Society. Also,
publicizing what ACS does in our community includ-
ing screening and preventive care, care and support of
those afflicted with cancer and research into a cure for
So many of you to thank and so little space to do
it in. If I missed you or your business I apologize, but
I do indeed appreciate your support. Thanks.
Scott Kosfeld, M.D.
New day of cooperation
I was so heartened to see our "advance warning"
signs once again placed at Cortez Road and 75th Street
and at Manatee Avenue and 75th Street for the Labor
Day holiday. While the traffic was nothing like it has
been during earlier holidays this year. I am grateful to
Manatee County for putting the signs up again.
Special thanks go to Manatee County Commis-
sioner Jane von Hahmann. While the county and the
Island cities are working toward modern, computer-
ized, fancy-shmancy signs. I asked her just before the
July 4 holiday if the county had some old things they
could use until decisions were made on other signs.
Whatever she did, the signs appeared and helped dur-
ing the July 4 period. Withoufasking they were placed
again during Labor Day.
Rarely have the county and the Island cities (includ-
ing Longboat Key) worked so well together to manage the
health, safety and welfare of all our citizens. I credit Com-
missioner von Hahmann, Commissioner Joe McClash and
Mayor Gail Cole (of Bradenton Beach) for working so
hard toward this cooperation.
During many previous administrations, county com-
missioners never appeared on the Island, let alone attend-
ing meetings and actually working toward our benefit.
Talk about unity! These officials work for the citi-
zens, as opposed to some who only play to the press.
This should be an example to all our elected offi-
cials what cooperation can do when you keep the main
goal of benefiting the citizens in mind.
Dawn Baker, commissioner, Ward 2, Bradenton
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Flapper valve flap the latest development
By Laurie Krosney
The long-awaited and controversial flapper valves
are not coming to Anna Maria anytime soon.
After finding out the expected cost of the valves
would be around $10,000, Vice Mayor Tom Skoloda
asked that the city hold off on ordering them until fur-
ther study could be done on whether or not they would
solve long-term and serious flooding problems on
North Shore Drive.
The city commission authorized Mayor Gary
Deffenbaugh to order the valves months ago, but he
refused and delayed, saying the valves wouldn't work.
The valves are designed to cover the end of the
pipes that allow water from street flooding to flow into
the bay. The force of the water draining out of the pipes
is supposed to cause the valve to "flap" open, allowing
water to discharge. Problems arise at high tide, because
sand washes across the valve, blocking it from open-
Former Building Official Bob Welch backed
Deffenbaugh in his opinion, also saying the valves
Nonetheless in August, commissioners again or-
dered Deffenbaugh to purchase and install the valves.
This time, current Building Official/Public Works Di-
rector George McKay said he had researched the issue
of flapper valves, and he was also of the opinion they
would not work because the sand frequently has to be
dug out from around them.
City crews will have to stand in the pounding surf
and dig out the sand from around the pipes to keep the
drains clear, he said. It flows back into the pipes as fast
as its cleared away, according to city workers.
Commissioner Linda Cramer, who voted with the
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"I just feel that I made a mistake in voting with the
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there was serious doubt that the valves would fix the
problems. I feel heavy responsibility now. I want to do
what I can now to see what will work. That's why I
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Jeff Trim, senior vice president/operations man-
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McKay at city hall Sept. 5 and then took a tour of the
Claybrooke said his personal view of flapper
valves is that they work four out of five times, but the
one time they fail can create terrible problems.
"They're all right if you have an area like a golf
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water to drain every time, then the one time when the
rains are hard and the tide is high and you get flooding,
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Trim agreed. He said another problem is that Anna
Maria Island is basically flat. "Water flows from higher
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Roser Church negotiates for cell tower
By Laurie Krosney
Historic Roser Memorial Community Church may
be the site for, the Island's newest cell tower. If ap-
proved, the cell tower would be disguised as a 120-
Church members voted unanimously Sept. 16 to
proceed with lease negotiations with Tech Towers
In July, Tech Towers approached the City of Anna
Maria about the possibility of placing a cellular service
tower on city property.
In Anna Maria, the city code dictates that cell tow-
ers can only be located on city, county or church prop-
Todd Schlemmer. Tech Tower's president, said he
approached Roser Church recently when it became
obvious to him the city wasn't ready to act on the mat-
"It was a business decision," Schlemmer said.
"We feel we can meet our cell service carriers' needs
most quickly by going with Roser Church."
Marcia Powers, a member of the church's steward-
ship and finance committee, said after Schlemmer con-
tacted the church staff, the matter was taken to the
council and then to the congregation on Sunday. The
concept was unanimously approved.
"We are the Roser Memorial Community Church,"
Powers said, "and a large part of our mission is to serve
the community. This seemed like a good opportunity
to be of service for the whole community.
"Cell phone service isn't always reliable on the
Island now, and people need phones for emergencies
all the time," Powers said.
She said the plan is to locate the tower in one of the
parking lots in an area that would have the least impact
on neighboring property owners.
"We felt it could serve as a landmark for the Island
and for our church," Powers said.
It would also be a revenue producer for the church.
Schlemmer said the industry standard is to pay between
$700 and$ 1,200 a month for the lease of the property
where a cell tower stands.
The base of the tower would occupy 1,200 square
feet on a 30-by-40-foot section of the parking lot.
It is by no means a done deal, though. There is still
a lengthy permitting process to go through, according
Permits have to be acquired from the city, the Fed-
eral Aviation Administration and the Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection, but Schlemmer said
he hoped to have things up and running by the first
quarter next year.
Anna Maria Building Official/Public Works Direc-
tor George McKay confirmed Schlemmer had ap-
proached him to discuss the possibility of placing the
tower at the church.
"I'm not entirely sure what will happen," McKay
said. He said the ordinance dictates that the first choice
for the location of a cell tower is city property. Church
property would be the second choice. The ordinance
prohibits the location of a cell tower on private prop-
Schlemmer said his next step is to tackle the per-
Budget for 2001.02 set in Bradenton Beach
By Paul Roat
After swapping out garbage cans for an even-
tual new garbage truck, the Bradenton Beach City
Commission approved a new budget for the next
Former mayor Connie Drescher was the only
person to speak at the public hearing on the $2.214
million, up from the current $1.442 million. She
suggested that the $47,000 in the budget earmarked
for new garbage cans for all the city residences
should be transferred into an account to eventually
be used for a new garbage truck.
"I believe spending that money for new con-
tainers for the citizens isn't needed," Drescher said.
Commissioner Bill Arnold agreed, adding that
the $47,000 plus the already-budgeted $20,000
would go a long way toward the purchase of a new
truck, which usually costs about $130,000.
Commissioner Dawn Baker disagreed, arguing
that the safety of the sanitation workers called for
the special containers and a hydraulic lifting device
on the trucks, also included in the budget.
In the end, she was the only opposing vote on
the budget change, with Arnold, Mayor Gail Cole
and Vice Mayor John Chappie voting for the
change. Commissioner Berneitta Kays was not
Next year's property tax rate is 2.6816 mills,
down from the current 2.6820. A mill is $1 for
every $1,000 of assessed value of property, less
any exemptions. For a house valued at $225,000,
less the homestead exemption, city taxes next
year will be $536.32, down from the current
Property taxes provide only a small portion
of revenue to the city. Next year's proposed rev-
enue from property taxes is $587,040, up from
the current $460,640. Other revenue to operate
the city comes from fees and state taxes.
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budget and part of the reason for the higher prop-
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$95,000 for street paving next year.
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The first annual "Sandy Toes Bash" sponsored by
the Spirit Youth Group will be Friday night, Sept. 21,
at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 South Harbor
Drive, Holmes Beach.
It will be devoted to "fun, friends and worship" for
sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders, according to the
sponsoring organization. Religion will not play a part
until the closing part of the evening, it was noted, so
those who do not wish to participate may avoid it
Music will be by Chasing Seven and Olivia of
Spirit FM will be featured. Admission is $5 "and one
jar of peanut butter."
The bash will run from 7 until 10 p.m., with spe-
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Visionaires meet Tuesday
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low vision, will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25,
at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Further information may be obtained
and transportation arranged through Laura Spaulding
Glucosamine meeting Saturday
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ing at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Monday classes are Kinder Combo, age 6 and 7,
from 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. At 7:15 p.m. until 8:15
p.m. is Teen Dance, age 13 and up.
Saturday classes are Creative Dance, age 4 and 5,
at 9:30 a.m. At 10:20 a.m. is Dance Combo, age 6 and
7. At 1 1:30 a.m. is Pre-Teen, age I -13. At 12:30 p.m.
starts Adult Tap Dance, Intermediate; and at 1:30 p.m.
the Adult Tap Dance Beginner begins. Classes are $7,
and proper dance shoes are required. For further infor-
mation, call the Center at 778-1908.
Caregivers meet Friday at Center
The Neighborly Senior Services of Manatee will
- launch a Caregiver Support Group at I p.m. Friday,
Sept. 2 I, at the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
Meetings are open to family caregivers of adults
suffering from chronic health problems or memory
loss. The group will meet on the third Friday of each
month through May. Further information may be ob-
tained by calling 748-3001.
'Smoke and Mirrors' auditions
scheduled by Players
The Island Players theatrical organization is gear-
ing up for auditions for its "Smoke and Mirrors" pre-
sentation, which will run from Nov. 30 to Dec. 9.
Auditions will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at
the Players theater, Gulf Drive at Pine Avenue, Anna
Maria City. Director Geoffrey Todd said he has parts
for one woman and three men young to middle-aged,
plus one man a bit older.
"Smoke and Mirrors" was written by Will Osborne
and Anthony Herrera. Further details may be obtained
Longboat Education Center
offering 100 classes
The Longboat Key Education Center has added 25
new courses to its curriculum for 2001-02, bringing its
total offering to more than 100 classes, the nonprofit
adult school has announced.
The new classes range from art to weather, and join
such favorites as bridge, tai chi, book club, saltwater
fishing and memoir writing, among the returning
All classes are held at the center, 5370 Gulf of
Mexico Drive. Details are available at 383-8811.
'Good Morning, Longboat'
breakfast next Wednesday
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce will
host a "Good Morning, Longboat Key!" members'
breakfast at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the
chamber's quarters, 6854 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
Benefits of the chamber will be outlined at the free
event. Further information may be obtained at 387-
Doris M. Green
Doris M. Green, 86, of Cortez, died Sept. 15.
Born in Cortcz, Mrs. Green was a lifelong resident
of Manatee County. She was a homemaker. She was
author of "Fog's Comin' In," a historical account of the
families and times of Cortez. She was a member of the
Cortez Fire Department Auxiliary, the Manatee County
Historical Society and the United Daughters of the
Confederacy. She attended the Church of Christ in
Visitation was Sept. I8. Services will be at 10 a.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 19, at Brown and Sons Funeral
Home, 5624 26th St. W., Bradenton. Burial will be in
Palma Sola Cemetery, Bradenton. Memorial contribu-
tions may be made to the Cortez Village Historical
Society, P.O. Box 663, Cortez FL 34215.
She is survived by sons Malcolm B. of Bristol,
Tenn., and Marshall H. of Fayetteville, Ga.; brothers
W. H. "Snooks" Adams of Holmes Beach, Cleveland
Adams of Gardena, Calif., Clayton Adams of
Bradenton, and C.D. Adams of Sebastian; sisters
Pauline Forcke of San Antonio and Mable Hipp of
Sarasota; three grandchildren; and four great-grand-
on Island Tuesday
"Business After Hours," a social get-to-
gether and business card exchange for three
chambers of commerce, will be held on Anna
Maria Island Tuesday, Sept. 25.
The Anna Maria Island; Longboat Key and
Manatee County chambers of commerce will
share host duties at the Sandbar restaurant, 100
Spring Ave., Anna Maria City, from 5 until 7
p.m., said Longboat chamber president Gail
Such events are normally the purview of
individual chambers, she said, but the Septem-
ber events are being combined by the three or-
ganizations. Further information may be ob-
tained by calling 387-9519.
Stepping Stones Clinic
Massage & Body Work
Area proposed for vacation
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Bradenton Beach City Comunissioners Thursday will hold a public hearing on the vacation of Bay Drive
South along the above-referenced shore of Anna Maria Sound. The residents along the platted street have
re-qested the city property, he turned over too them so the. y can better control the area and make improve-
ments. The Sept. 20 meeting wVill start at 5:30 p.n.
It's official! The check's in hand
The North American Butterfly Association-Manasota Chapter recieves a $2.500 grant for the Anna Maria
Island Butteifly Park from the Manatee County Neighborhood Enhancement Grant Program at the Sept. 18
county commission/ meeting. Presenting is Michael Woods, county administrator. Chairman of the Anna Maria
Island Butterfly Park Nancy Ambrose, center, and Rita Wonders, treasurer of the local NABA, accept the
check. Ambrose will apple/ the funding to plant identification signs, a bicycle rack, decorative chairs, a water
mountain and more butterfly-attracting plantings for the park located adjacent to Holmes Beach City Hall.
Kim Greene and son Maxwell
'Doggie Doo's' grooming service
opens on Island
Kim Greene says she first learned how to train and
care for animals from her grandmother in Ohio, and
now she has brought it all to a business of her own.
She calls it "Doggie Doo's" and it is located at 103
Seventh St., just north of Cortez Road in Bradenton
Beach. Preparation of the premises has taken "a lot of
work, but it'll be worth it," she said.
Starting at age 9 with the grandmother, Annabelle
Hoffman, she worked with dogs and, as a teen, with
horses and decided on dog grooming as a career after
Ms. Hoffman died, she said.
She worked at a shop in German Village in Colum-
bus, Ohio, and later in another Columbus establishment
before moving to Holmes Beach.
Her philosophy is that grooming should be an en-
joyable experience for a dog and that a family enjoys
coddling a clean and trimmed pet. Some things a dog
doesn't like, she said, are pulling out ear hair, nail trim-
ming, getting wet and standing around. Making up for
that, she said, are loving attention, treats and brushing.
Vigil Sunday on Bridge Street
Bradenton Beach resident Ken Lohn has said a
"slow walk up Bridge Street from the foot of the
Bridge Street Pier" will take place at 7 p.m. Sunday,
Sept. 23. Everyone is invited. Attendees should
bring either a candle or an American flag.
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Adventures in art with teacher Gary Wooten
By Diana Bogan
Anna Maria Elementary School students are en-
gaged in a flurry of creative activity as soon as they
claim their space at a table in Gary Wooten's art room.
The fourth-grade class begins with a jump start.
Students stand at their table, holding a grease pencil
"like an artist" and draw furiously for one minute, giv-
ing their best efforts to replicate the image on the over-
The "jump start" is designed to get the creativity
flowing and acts as a warm-up exercise. Wooten also
uses this activity to teach the students art history.
Before students attempt to draw the image pro-
jected on the board, they learn about the artist, the name
of the artwork, the medium used to create it and where
it may be on display.
Today the students' inspiration is Beverly
Buchanan's oil and pastel image of two houses titled
Not only do students learn how to identify works
of art, but they also talk about the motion within the
work and describe the feelings the work invokes.
Wooten also tries to incorporate math when, for ex-
ample, he asks them to determine the age of the
After the warm-up exercise, students take their
seats and copy the vocabulary words that relate to
today's lesson: pose, angle, proportions, edges and tex-
ture. The focus of today's class is figure drawing.
Wooten has an undergraduate degree in art and
psychology and his emphasis in art was three-dimen-
sional drawing and abstract art.
In addition to figure drawing, Wooten will teach
students still life and landscape drawing.
After an introduction to the day's vocabulary les-
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paper and raise their grease pencils.
Wooten says he has students stand when they draw
because it's less inhibiting. "I try to break old habits,
get the muscles moving and expand their horizons by
having them try new things," said Wooten. "I want
them to max out their creativity."
And student creativity gets a workout in Wooten's
fast-paced class. Wooten keeps his students on task and
constantly drawing. Students alternate between one-
minute and five-minute sketching sessions.
Wooten involves students fully in all aspects of art,
inviting them to take turns as figure models for draw-
"In most classes, the kids get to be the models if
they want to," said Wooten. "It helps break their inhi-
Wooten dims the lights and asks the first model to
simply stand before the class. Several student com-
ments rumble around the room about the shadows the
spot lighting casts on the model, suggesting that it adds
an extra challenge to the work at hand.
Wooten gives the class one minute to sketch the
student's figure using only ovals and circles. It's the
first stage of learning to put a figure in motion and
Wooten will teach them how to add details like facial
features in a later class.
For now, students practice sketching several
models in various poses, including sitting, holding a
baseball bat, writing on a chalkboard and holding a
Wooten himself remains in constant motion. He
circles the class offering pointers to individual students,
calling out the time left to finish the sketch and offer-
ing words of encouragement.
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Sept. 24 LaPensee Plumbing vs. West Coast Refrig-
Sept. 25 Island Pest
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educated decisions regarding drugs and alcohol.
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Lunch: Hoagie Sandwich or Grilled Chicken
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Wednesday, Sept. 26
Lunch: Corndog or Chicken and Rice with
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Lunch: Cheese Pizza or Fish Sandwich with
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school students such as "What's Wrong With Beer?"
"Drugs and Your Amazing Mind" and "Before It's Too
Late Dropout Prevention."
Lannon said some of the videos are quite frank and
realistic, including one that will give students a candid
look at life in jail.
Lannon also plans to have students create their own
public service announcements. He asked them to start
thinking about a project they believe in. Students will
work in groups to write, direct and film the PSAs.
Anna Maria Elementary
Monday, Sept. 24
Breakfast: Sausage with Toast, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Macaroni and Cheese with Sausage Link and
Roll or Yogurt with Muffin, Peas and Carrots,
Tuesday, Sept. 25
Breakfast: Pancake with Syrup, Yogurt, Cereal
Liinch: Grilled Cheese Sandwich or Peanut Butter
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Dressing Dip, Banana
Wednesday, Sept. 26
Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs with Toast, Yogurt,
Lunch: Tacos or Chicken Wings with Roll, Sweet
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Thursday, Sept. 27
Breakfast: Cinnamon Toast, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Corndog or Barbecue-Beef Sandwich, Oven
Fries, Baked Beans, Fresh Fruit
Friday, Sept. 28
Breakfast: Waffles with Syrup, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or Junior Cuban Sandwich,
Tossed Salad with Ranch Dressing, Applesauce Cup
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TROPICAL STORM GABRIELLE VISITS ISLAND
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The surf was up and portions of the Anna Maria City Pier were down in the aftermath of Gabrielle Friday. George McKay, the city's public works director,
commenting on the rough conditions bayside, said, "It's so calin on the Gulf side of the Island/, you can start pruning. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy
A day with
By Mike Duffy
Special to The Islander
Snap, crackle, pop.
Rather than awakening to a bowl of Rice Krispies
on Friday morning, these sounds were in fact, tropical
storm Gabrielle pounding at my door.
The wind-driven rain pelting and snapping at my .
windows, the crackling of the power box behind my
home and the popping of questions in my mind -
where was the storm? How powerful was it now?
I had no electricity and no battery-operated radio
(shame on me). My mother's condo on Longboat Key
is vacant, so I called the 7-1 I store near there and they
still had power. It was 7:30 a.m.
As I made my way up Holmes Boulevard, the wa-
ter became increasingly higher and I decided perhaps
this was not a good idea. I circled around and took Gulf
Drive around the curve and noted the TimeSaver Store
was open, although without power.
The water was high but Gulf Drive was passable
and I continued south. Upon my arrival, I turned on the
TV news and made some coffee. I was surprised that
it was difficult to find reports about the storm. The
media focus remained on the terrorist attack on our
After flipping from SNN to the Weather Channel
and the remaining local TV sources, I gathered that the
storm was making landfall between Naples and
Sarasota, which is a wide range and a wide storm.
Soon after that, at approximately 9 a.m., Gabrielle
seized Longboat Key's power supply and I was once
again in the dark.
I decided to return home to Anna Maria.
On the way back it occurred to me to document the
great force which was upon our island. I stopped at the
TimeSaver to purchase film. About half a.dozen Island-
ers were huddled there, purchasing supplies and swap-
ping storm stories.
Camera in hand, my first stop was the parking lot
in front of LaPensee Plumbing. I watched as the small
lake at the intersection of Gulf and Marina drives grew
larger. As I made my way through the water I noticed
that the Marina Bay sign had toppled and I stopped in
the First Union drive-through to get some pictures.
I noticed two young surfing hopefuls had taken ref-
uge from the wind and rain in the bus stop across the
street. Forging ahead, my next stop was Manatee
Beach. Usually a haven for rest and relaxation, today
S the area was a rest stop for strewn chairs, branches and
I was heading toward the pier when a whistle and
call from a lifeguard in the tower stopped me. "The
beach is closed," he called over the wind.
I headed back to my car. "Fools with cameras," the
lifeguard must have thought and he was probably
Before I left, I noticed a sea turtle nest holding its
own. I snapped a picture.
Palm trees were obscurely leaning in all directions.
Many American flags, some standing high, others at
This cruiser took on water dockside at the Bradenton Beach Marina. Seatow workers pitched in to contain the
.fuel onboard and try to pump out the hull. Islander Photo: Courtesy Don Meilner
debris off the
half-mast, were whipping in the wind.
I swung down Bridge Street to view the bay. The
alarm at the Bridge Street Caf6 was blaring. Police and fire
officials responded to the alarm while I photographed the
moored sailboats being blasted by the storm.
Coquina Beach was under water at the south end.
As I crossed the Longboat Pass bridge, several emer-
gency vehicles were heading north and then suddenly
stopped in the middle of the drawspan. Something was
up. I reloaded the camera and parked the car. I walked
toward the bridge against the wind. Traffic was still
travelling by and a good Samaritan offered me a lift. He
was a tourist and I told him to enjoy his stay. "Stick
around. The weather will change," I said. "And this
should move the red tide along nicely."
He dropped me off-- it was a short trip. I crossed
the bridge and carefully leaned over the rail. A sailboat,
presumably adrift, was caught in the center span of the
Suddenly two people jumped in the water. I
couldn't determine if they were passengers from the
boat or not. They began to swim and make their way
to Beer Can (Grier) Island. Officials from the U.S.
Coast Guard, Longboat Key police and the fire depart-
ment were on the scene. They began to leave the bridge
area and I followed.
I retrieved my car and noticed that the sailboat had
become loose and was drifting across the channel and into
the Gulf. I tried to drive down to the beach access, but a
large tree was completely blocking the street. Out of film,
out of breath and out of coffee, I returned home.
By this time the worst had passed. I checked in by
phone with my Mom up north. You know how moms
worry. I waited for the power to be restored. Unbe-
knownst to me, it would not be for some time.
I felt an uneasy twinge of selfishness for my annoy-
ance without electricity. So many of my fellow citizens
to the north suffered a shattering week. Loss of loved
ones and homes, jobs and families all uprooted like a
palm tree in a stinging wind.
That evening, quite by chance, I chatted with my
neighbors. Usually we only make time for "hello" and
They were barbecuing some chicken on a smoker in
their yard and invited me to join them. Soon other neigh-
bors appeared and some guitars and small percussion in-
struments were brought out. We ate and sang and recog-
nized the National Day of Mourning by coming together.
The power in our homes stayed out until well into
the next day. The power in our hearts, however, was
burning quite nicely.
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m.. AND LEAVES BEHIND NASTY MESS
What's uip, doc/? Phone repair crews were at '-ork Friday repairing this
downed line across Avenue C in Bradclenton Beach. even he/ore Tropical
Storm Gabrielle hladfinishedl its bands of rain al wind:l Islander
Photo: Bonner JoY
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77iis loilg row of garages along Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach (it the Martinique
condominiums took a heating from Tropical Storm Gahrielle, where several
doors and sections of roof were blown iaway. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy
Gabrielle left its mark at Island Plantation, as well as leaving behind fallen signs at the
deifnct Marina Bay restaurant, Golden Star restaurant, Rader's Reef and Anna Maria
Island Wine & Spirits, among others on the Island. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy
Carmen Manali lamented the loss of this Canary Island /date palm on the prop-
erty her family leases to the Sandbar for parking. "We told them we'd take hack
the lease ifthey didn't take care of this tree, and they did for many years. She
said the tree was "about 100 years old, reaching two stories in height in the
1940s. It had grown to three stories and was a haven for parrots. Islander
Photo: Courtesy Carmen Manali
Betty Kissick and son Jim III survey the view under the
fallen seagrape tree at her Gulf Drive home in Bradenton
Beach. Jim cut an arbor through the downed portion of the
mammoth tree, which they believe may have been one of the
oldest on the Island. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy
Both playhouse iand tree were horizontal in the backyard of this Holmes Beach Palm Drive home after
Gabrielle's 50-60 mph winds and torrential rain. The shallow root structure tipped up, taking the
playground equipment with it in this case. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy
PAGE 18 E SEPT. 19. 2001 U THE ISLANDER
m.. AND ISLANDERS PREVAIL AGAINST DAMAGE
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Duffti.'s Tavern, a landmark Holmes Beach location, looked to he
in pretty good shape at glance, hut thl:e a'nitng/roof over the
protriuling entry wa. completely collapsed inside. Islander Photo:
porch roof was
with wood and
ing Cole Bowers,
who noted the
new roof adds
room inside, did
aided by genera-
tors antd plenty of
Owner Ed Gever
supervised froom the
sidelines, as this
crew put DiuffI's
Tavern back to-
gether in sl/ort
order Friday after
Gabrie/le caused the
front roof to col-
lapse. They cel-
ebrated with cold
brews, but alas, no
Duffi 's is on
vacation until Sept.
26. Islander Photo:
Bradenton Beach Public Works Director Buddy WaiVltts, with his. fuiditlfi dog Ta: helping drive the tractor,
hauled o'f a downed tree on Ba(I Drive South Friday afternoon. Islander Photo: Paid Roar
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Public employees carted and disposed of all perishable items in tlle store, saying it was Irequired qfier si.
hours without power. Islunder Photo: Courtesy Jo Ann Menilner
The American flag at the Island Branech Library \'t.as
trtteredt by tropical storm Gabrielle, bllt waved
proudly Friday,. still at half must in honor of those
dead from tihe "Attack on America. Islander Photo:
Turtle protectors find gator,
pelicans after storm
By Jim Hanson
A mutilated alligator and two pelicans were
found dead on Anna Maria Island over the weekend
by Islanders working to keep turtles safe.
The four-foot alligator, minus its tail, was
found washed up under a dock at the Bradenton
Beach Marina. said Suzi Fox, who holds the state
marine turtle preservation permit for the Island.
"It seemed pretty obvious that it was the work
of humans." she said. "The tail was just chopped
She treated it much as she would have a dead
sea turtle, she said, but the information about it
turned out to need different handling. She ended up
talking with "the alligator man" in Lakeland, an
officer with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. He
took all the details and said he'd contact law en-
The pelicans were found dead on the beach at
Bean Point on the north tip of the Island. "I opened
them up to see what information they would yield,"
Fox said. "Same as turtles I looked for foreign
objects in the bodies and other things that seemed
With the pelicans. there was no apparent cause
Two little girls were there, saddened by the
deaths and saying how hard life is, what with the
World Trade Center and Pentagon destruction, of
which they were aware.
"Their father told them it was important to give
all creatures dignity in death and bury them," Fox
said. "I told them of the need to go on in spite of
everything. They were still sad."
Sea turtles, though, were doing very well de-
spite Tropical Storm Gabrielle. There are only 14
Turtle Watch 's SuIi Fo.v and Jo Ann Meilner
discovered this alligator, minus its tail. floating
near the Corte: Bridge in flthe aftermath of
tropicral storm G(abrlicelc. Islander Photo: Don
nests left on the Island, "three of them in my ga-
rage waiting for the eggs to hatch."
The storm's waves uncovered the eggs inl three
nests on Anna Maria City beaches, she said, and
"they were so close to hatching that burying them
again seemed dangerous." They're expected to
hatch in about two weeks.
Everywhere on the Island, she said, residents
were especially helpful during the storm, keeping
track of nests and calling Turtle Watch repeatedly
with reports that all was well.
THE ISLANDER E SEPT. 19, 2001 M PAGE 19
on again Saturday
Postponed in the aftermath of Tropical Storm
Gabrielle, last Saturday's coastal cleanup will be this
Ingrid McClellan, executive director of Keep.Mana-
tee Beautiful, said the cleanup will go on as planned, only
a week late. Volunteers will pick trash from the beaches
of the Island and on the Palma Sola Causeway.
To do so they may call her at 795-8272 for a site
or assemble at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at one of these
Anna Maria City, check in at city hall.
Holmes Beach, Kingfish Boat Ramp.
Bradenton Beach, Beach House restaurant park-
Palma Sola Causeway, north pavilion.
Volunteers are issued trash bags which they fill
with trash and junk from their assigned coastal spots,
then return with their "bounty" to locations spotted
around the Island and causeway.
Center party rescheduled
Horrendous events last week brought postpone-
ment of the Island Day Festival planned around a Devil
Rays baseball game, but don't give up.
It will he rescheduled, and tickets bought for the
first festival will be good for the second, promises the
Anna Maria Island Recreation Center.
A combination of the World Trade Center attack
and Tropical Storm Gabrielle forced cancellation of
both the ball game and the festival.
The new date will be Oct. 6. Bus transportation will
leave from the Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria
City, at 2:15 p.m. The game will begin at Tropicana
Field at 4:15 p.m.
Originally, 1,000 Devil Rays tickets were set aside
for Anna Maria Island at $10 each, good for a special
section at Tropicana Field.
The pancake breakfast by Brian's Sunny Side Up
Cafe has been canceled, although if you present your
breakfast ticket at Brian's before Oct. 15 you will get
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Sept. 5, 100 block of Oak Avenue, found property.
A woman reported that she found a television on the
picnic table in the courtyard of her housing complex.
Sept. 8, 200 block of Oak Avenue, burglary. A
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Sept. I 1, 875 N. Shore Drive. Rod and Reel Pier,
alarm. Deputies responded to an alarm and secured the
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Sept. 10. 200 block of Fir Avenue, alarm. Deputies
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Sept. 8, 6600 Gulf Drive, Beach Bistro, burglary.
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Police received a report that someone may have gained
access to a parked car and used it to hide or sleep in.
Sept. 8. 4100 block of Gulf Drive, driver's license.
A man was issued a traffic summons for an expired
Sept. 13, 611 Manatee Ave., Eckerd. burglary. On
a routine check of businesses, police discovered that
the Coca-Cola vending machine in front of the store
had been burglarized. The inner door was pried open
and the coins taken from the machine.
Sept. 13, 5800 block of Marina Drive, accident. A
man accidentally ran his car into a tree. He told police
that it happened because he leaned over to pick up a
pen that fell to the floor.
Sept. 13. 3600 block of Gulf Drive, information. A
man packed his bags and left for the evening after ihe
reportedly had a verbal dispute with a woman at the
Sept. 13, 200 block of 67th Street, battery. A
woman told police her husband shoved her into a wall
after an argument. According to the report, the husband
admitted to problems in the past but denied the wife's
Sept. 14, 200 block of 66th Street, theft. A man
reported that his 1993 red Chevrolet was stolen from
his residence. The car keys and his wallet were in the
Sept. 15, 6600 Gulf Drive, Beach Bistro, battery.
According to the report, two employees in the parking
lot got into an argument over work issues.
Cortez to discuss
school at meeting
People with an interest in and a history of
the old school in Cortez may bring their infor-
mation and memories to a meeting at 7 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 20.
The meeting of Cortez Waterfronts Florida
will be devoted to the past and future of the
1912-built school, said Janet Hoffman, manager
of the Waterfronts organization. It will be at the
group's quarters, 4523 123rd St. Ct.
Linda Stevenson, architect and historic res-
toration specialist, will be seeking input from
Cortezians, she said, at this first meeting with
the community on the matter. Stevenson is un-
der contract with Manatee Count and the Florida
Bureau of Historical Preservation to.restore the
large old building.
She is particularly interested in hearing
from people who went to school there before
students began to be bussed to Bradenton. Art-
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in 1995. The county bought the property in 1998
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Call it a week from hell: terrorism, storms
As weeks go, this definitely was a newsworthy
The Island virtually shut down last Tuesday as we
all watched the horror of terrorism. Our usually busy
office was as quiet as it's been in our nine years of
being in business as business-as-usual was abated as
customers and, yes, Islander staff, sat transfixed to the
TV watching the horror unfold.
I won't begin to go into the stories. National me-
dia have gone into great depth on the attack on the
World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the crash in
Some commentators have said that the American
flags sprouting on cars antennas, outside homes and
offices, and the refrains of "God Bless America" on the
radio waves may be corny, but it all tends to bring a tear
to my eye.
Three days later we awakened to Tropical Storm
I'm writing this column at a friend's house, since
I haven't had electricity since early Friday. Damage to
Southwest Florida is reported to be light and, except for
something like 300,000 people without power at some
point in the Manatee-Sarasota county area, we mostly
dodged another storm.
Sure, we had to do without power for most of Fri-
day and some of Saturday. In fact, some of us were still
without power Monday. Trees were down. Branches
were blown off. Docks gone. But it could have been
much, much worse.
A good friend's boat was blown off its mooring at
the Sarasota Sailing Squadron, dismasted as it slammed
into the Ringling Bridge, and the remains scattered
along the Sarasota waterfront. He thankfully wasn't on
board at the time.
Another buddy had a tree collapse slowly on his
roof, causing minimal damage but major fear as the 50-
foot-high tree slowly leaned its way onto his house.
My landlord was kind enough to keep an eye on the
dog during Friday's weather as I toured Anna Maria
Island taking pictures. He said the greenhouses where
he grows prize hromeliads were dipping, diving and
swaying to the point that he decided the best way to
deal with the outside action was to close the drapes and
But we all made it through. And perhaps we've
learned some things in the process.
I would like to think there are at least a few Boy
Scouts better prepared for storms than I. "Anal reten-
tive" is the usual description for me by those I call
friends. But boy, did I miss a bunch of stuff!
Once the dust clears I'm going to get a battery-
powered TV. Radio sorry, guys and girls in that
broadcast medium -just wasn't cutting it for me dur-
ing Gabrielle. I gotta have the satellite weather images,
the forecast tracks, the VISUAL IMAGES.
I'm also going to get a DC power adapter so I can
juice up a bunch of electronics from my car. I'd forgot-
ten that all of the nifty, necessary stuff that runs on
lithium or other batteries, including my computer and
cell phone, has to be charged eventually. A day or so
of living on battery power is cool, but entering three
days worth of no power was no fun.
The advisories from our emergency operations
folks about not using candles I'm buying a bunch.
Yes, they're right that candles are a bad thing when it
comes to fires in the aftermath of a storm, but last night
with no light and faltering flashlight batteries I would
given a bunch of money for some candles.
And with my next bonus check I'm going to finally
break down and buy a little generator. With what I've lost
in my refrigerator at this storm, it's gotta pay for itself.
And this is a goofy omission on my part, but one
that won't happen again: in the height of the storm, I
really needed some Kleenex. No, not for my nose, but
to wipe off the lens of the camera.
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Fishing a flop
By Capt. Mike Heistand
It wasn't much of a week for fishing. Most char-
ters were canceled due to the storm and the after-
math of the terrorists attacks. And after the passage
of the storm, stormwater runoff turned the bays red.
I was able to get out a couple days and caught a
few keeper snook and redfish near Sister Keys and
Tidy Island. Bait was plentiful, too.
Good luck and I hope better fishing this
THE ISLANDER U SEPT. 19, 2001 0 PAGE 23
Covering bases on the
Michael and Debbie Palmer
Sof Ellenton fished on the
Anna Maria Island Bridge on
Sunday. She wet a line, while
he wet plenty castnettiug, but
"- ; ,neither had a.fish yet,
a although Debbie did lament
that her shrimp were "wig-
gling yesterday. She said
she preferred them a little
less active, er, dead, before
a looking ulp.
Michael Palmer makes a big toss from the Anna Maria Island Bridge, bul alas, cones up empty. A barge sits
off the bridge as two small crafts make their iway through the channel be teen, it and the bridge. Islander
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Bradenton Ironwood Condo. Pool, golf,
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2BR/1BA Northend ~ $765/month
1BR/1BA Gulf view ~ $625/month
2BR/1BA Gulf view ~ $850/month
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/1 BA 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
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HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX- PLUS
2BR/2BA, 2BR/1 BA plus 1 BR/1 BA guest quarters.
Freshly painted and beautifully landscaped. Double
lot, short walk to beach, restaurants and shops. Gen-
erates good income. $449,900.
PALMA SOLA BAYFRONT
3BR/4.5BA contemporary cedar home. Panoramic
ciew of Palma Sola Bay. More than 5,000 sq. ft. of
living area. Cathedral ceiling, elevator, loft, family
room, den, pool .nd spa, deck and boar dock.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB
2BR/2BA Gulfllronr Ltrnkevy-frnishcd condo.
Gorgeous Gulf view, beauriful beach, headed pool,
excellent rental income. $475,000.
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS CONDO
2BR/2BA immaculate, turnkey furnished. View of
lush landscaping and heated pool. Ceramic tile and
Berber carpeting, glassed-in lanai. $289,900.
4BR/4BA rurnkey furnished beach house west of
Gulf Drive in historic Anna Maria City. Large lot,
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 becich, new roof and
carpeting. Large lot. Excellent rent.al. $299,900.
Furnislhd, available September I $700 month
308 63rd STREET
2BR/2BA duplex, garage $850 month
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from $500 week / $1000 month
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rentals on Anna Maria!
~ 70+ Gulffront Units
Hundreds more just steps
from the beach
Four full-time rental agents
3101 GULF DRIVE HOLMES BEACH
E mail: email@example.com
Web site: www.smithrealtors.com
KEY ROYALE Delightful 3BR/2BA home in pris-
tine condition. Enjoy the direct view down canal,
past pool and 47 ft. dock and lift. Golf? Out the
front door! Entirely tiled, white ceramic except
bedrooms. Upgrades include windows, heat/AC,
domed kitchen, pool and spa, bath, security, stor-
age. $599,000. For information call Judy Duncan,
Broker, 778-1589 eves.
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WEEKLY OR MONTHLY RENTAL 2BR/2BA house with gor-
geous Gulf/bay view from a large living room. Right on the
beach. Fully equipped. See www.smithrealtors.com in residen-
tial The Wilson House. Call Michael Cerene, Realtor (941) 778-
0770 or (800) 741-3772 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
1 BR/1BA Condo, first floor, refurnished. Pool. $1,500/mo.
2BR/2BA Condo on the beach. Furnished. Monthly, $3,600/mo.
2BR/2BA House on the bay with private dock. Monthly,
2BR/2BA House on the beach. Furnished, new tile. View of
the Gulf. Monthly, $3,500/mo.
Call Michel Cerene, Realtor, 941-778-0770.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK
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MOVING SALE SATURDAY, Sept. 22, 9 am 2pm.
23-foot open- fisherman, 5-piece teakwood king-size
bedroom set, coffee and end tables, hutch, household,
miscellaneous. 534 67th St., Holmes Beach.
FOUND FERRET: Call 748-2860.
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 dachs-
hunds for coast-to-coast dachshund rescue. Call Shona
at 941-761-2642 for information. www.c2cdr.org.
Call Karen Day
SMike Norman Realty, inc.
3101 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach
1990 CADILLAC FLEETWOOD. Good condition.
$2,500 or best offer. 778-3597.
LARGE AND LUXURIOUS houseboat for sale,
$62,000. Shown by appointment only. Call for more
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.
WANTED TO LEASE: dock on Anna Maria for a 35-
foot boat. Call collect, (813) 645-0644.
BOAT SLIP for rent. Convenient to 63rd Street boat
ramp, Seaside Gardens. Call 778-5719.
OPPORTUNITIES: HONEST, DEPENDABLE, ener-
getic people. Waitress, breakfast daily; cleaning, bed
and breakfast and motel; laundry. Call 778-6335.
DOES YOUR BOAT
NEED A HOME?
To find a dock for your boat is not easy these days. Particu-
larly if you want a home to go with it! Check out this 3BR/2BA
home with new A/C, new kitchen, tile, carpet and a deeded
dock! $287,500 buys it all.
DON & KAREN SCHRODER, ,uAl.Trois
RF/A W Gulfstream Realty
Each ()fl'icc Indi\vidlually Owned'K & Operated
GREAT FAMILY BEACH HOUSE!
This nice lot in central Holmes Beach is a short walk
to the Gulf. Cleared and ready to build on, or great
investment for the future. Stop by Green Real
Estate for more information! Offered at $115,000.
This one has it all!
Charming wrap-around porch
Four large bedrooms
Beautiful free-form pool
Huge private tropical lot
One short block to beach
Just listed at $495,000
Don't miss it!
OF ANNA MARIA
778-0455 9906 Gulf Drive
Visit our website at www.greenreal.com
SPORTS AND FEATURE writer for thriving weekly
newspaper. Journalism experience a must. Mail,
fax or e-mail resume to The Islander, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach, FL. 34217. Fax 778-9392, e-
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Are
you interested in learning the history of Anna Maria
Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island
Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
WE NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Li-
brary. Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-
OFFICE RESERVATIONIST wanted for Longboat
Key Casa Del Mar. Hours: 9 am to 5 pm, Saturday
and Sunday. $12/hour. 383-5549 ask for D.M.,
Mark or Jeanette.
VETERINARY ASSISTANT. Mornings and some
weekends. Island Animal Clinic. 778-2445.
AND I .
DAVE JONES .
ISLAND SPECIALISTS .'
S -Simplify Your Search!
Call anytime for a consultation.
Resort-Style Living at
TOWN & COUNTRY
Spacious 1 & 2 BR Apartments
Attractive Island Location
Pool & Spa
Lake or Nature Views
Free Boat Parking*
SSmall Pets Welcome
A P A R T l*N T S
TOWN & COUNTRY PERICO
HOURS: Mon-Fri 9-5 Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5
Directions From U S. 41, travel west on Monrtee
Avenue (SR 64) and cross Polma Sobl Cousewoy
to Penco bsond. Town & Country Penco
will be on the left
Limited time offer certain restrincons apply.
'Size restrictions apply
i -O "t REA.LTOR.
S27 Years of Professional Service
Let us prayi' tofelther forj peace.
OUR LISTINGS DON'T EXPIRE, WE SEI,.L THEM!
IVEI:RFRONTI 2B1R2BA condo. Boat dock.
cluhllou.lc. clc\'tr. SI 24.900.
DIRlCT(' (;lU.IlRON()N' 2B1R/2BA. siln.s.e. itrnkec
rI'IIIshied NoIih lol1m1c BC achh ('idl l Do[ly YountL ~ ,4-75.0)()00
PI'RICO) SHORES I.AKIRO( NT
3BR/2BA iquiin\hlomi c. rioom or pool. Furnished. i S324.00().
WVAL(;RE':NS Triple net. AAA. ood CAP. $2.65 million.
SIUPERNIARKE:T Plus Irental i income and inventory. 1 15. 0(00.
VACANT CONVENIIENCEI S'I'ORE Sara.sola. $419.000.
STYI,IN(; SAION Eight stations. 35+ years. 539.000.
VACATION SEASONAL ANNUAL
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
SALES AND RENTALS
Ann (Harmon) Caron
GOD BLESS AMERICA
3001 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
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A I I E D S :
BUSINESS SALE. Arts and craft business in high
traffic area with same name Web site. Great business
for artist or crafter. $25,000. 798-9813.
MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, patio gar-
dens, trimming, clean-up, edgings, more. Hard-
working and responsible. Excellent references.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.
BATHROOM REMODELING. Water damaged dry-
wall, tiling, texturing, painting. Reliable, over 20
years experience. Call Fred, 752-7758 or 545-
COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your
computer misbehaving? Certified computer service
and private lessons. Special $10 per hour- free
201 North Harhb r Drive. ... ......... ..... ..... $899.000
2306 Canasta Drive ......................... ........... .... $895.000
722 Key Royale Drive ........... ... ......NEW $569.000
527 Key Royale Drive ...... ... ................. $489.000
122 Hammock Rd.. ........ .............NEW $405.000
525 Bayview Place ................ .............. NEW $395.000
ISLAND HOMES AND CONDOS
100 7th St S ......... ...................
Bradenlon Beach Club.......................
2 1 0 6 7 th S t.. ........ ...............................
203 North H arbor. ...... ........................
5 Palm Iarbolr Drive ..
30S 57th S ee .. ....... .. ..... ...
4002 6th Ave ....... .... ..........
2500 Gulf Drive. ...
106 7th St ..... ....
104 23rd Street ........
308 57th St. .... ......
2418 90th St NW.
7419 8th Ave. NW..
Regatta Pointe Condo
..... ..... $569 000
.. ..... $369.000
... ...... $849.000
..... .... ...... ..... $3.495.000
... .... .. .......... $ 19 9 .000
LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available
evening, weekend. For any computer needs-hard-
ware, software, network, commercial, private. Call
SOS SERVICES. Full-service cleaning/organization
for your entire home. Professional, experienced, and
references. Free estimates. Call Sharon, 920-1992.
HURRICANE PROTECTION for your home. Choose
shutters or Glass Sentinel, a super-strength protec-
tive shield. Call ESP Island Shutters. Licensed,
insured, free estimates. Call 778-2840
ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING for great results,
wash away mildew, dirt and salt. Thorough, reason-
able and reliable. Free estimates, licensed and
GREAT FAMILY HOME or privacy for guests! First
floor with spacious rec room, bedroom and bath
plus private foyer. Second floor features 2BR/1BA
and twin vanities, split design with centered kitchen
and dining plus Florida room and living room on
either side. Built with permit in 1977 and many
upgrades and improvements since 1994! Lovely
fenced yard allows room for pool and ideal design
with glass doors to rec room and bath plus adjacent
screened lanai. Great location to Gulf and bay!
Asking $449,500 and possible owner financing.
A I --, i 1957M
MA c v LIC REAL ESTATE
FRANKLIN N R REALTY RKER
"We ARE the Island."
9805 Gull Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria. Florida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250
ANNA MARIA APPLIANCE & TV SERVICE. Honest,
reliable repairs for major appliances, home electron-
ics, computers, garage-door openers, marine
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 company
established 1984. References, competitive rates.
Move-in, move-out. Weekly, bi-weekly. For free
estimate call 779-9842.
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$420,000 WOW! WHAT A
VIEW! Direct (Gullfront, 2BR/2BA
condo in ar well mrar.iined com-
plex. Slate floor entry. Heated pool,
c.rpot1 uirilit v a;reiI in unit. Close to
$359,000 ONE OF THE
FEW... (;ulilromn conds avail ble.
2BR/2BA with security' enItI';Ince, el-
eCvatori alnd he.iled pool. Boniuses are
;I one-cilr g;iragI e and exItra storage
space. Turnkecy furnislhed. Appli-
inces have been updated. IB75628.
$525,000 ANNA MARIA SAIL-
BOAT WAT'ER No bridge to open
i. bay. Very priviac. large propcrry in
.i iAnna. MMarii. Shorr walk to the most
bcautifil beaches. Cryst.il-cleari c;iged pool. Wonderful
riles in living/dining room. Very open with tons of
1810 59th Street West, Bradenton
(941) 778-0766 (877) 924-9001
Visit our website at www.ArvidaRealty.cor
5500 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, FL
Fax: 941 779-2602
Larry Albert 725-1074
Greg Oberhofer 720-0932
NORTH POINTE HARBOUR
720 KEY ROYALE DRIVE
New 5BR/3.5BA home. Deep-water canal access to
Tampa Bay. Maple cabinetry with granite
countertops. Ceramic tile and wood floors. Elevator.
New seawall. Immediate occupancy. $995,000.
BUILD YOUR NEW ISLAND BEACH HOUSE!
TWO GREAT LOTS: 803 Gladiolus St., $340,000,
and 303 South Bay, $295,000.
Call today! 779-2580
2217 GULF DRIVE NORTH BRADENTON BEACH, FL 34217
941 778-2246 800 211-2323
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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Sandy's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
S Hauling By the cut or by the month.
Lawn We Monitor Irrigation Systems
Service INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
778-1345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
Established in 1983
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-@LS T_" CRC 035261 EXPERIENCED
@ TW3m&l(hu ii. D JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION
CONSTRUCTION Remodeling Contractors
CONSTRUCTION In-house plan designs
Building Anna Maria since 1975
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Licerised/Insured Serving Anno Maria Island Since 1986 761-8900
Paradise Improvements 778-4173
Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
III i Replacement Doors and Windows
.-. Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
IIi Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
Water Damaged Drywall Tiling Painting
HAND AND SPRAY TEXTURE
Clean, Honest, Reliable More than 20 years experience
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S Addresses elndiln in even numhecrs (or A M): Tuesday.
-Addresses ending in odd numnhers (or N Z): Sunday.
1- Irriation no 1 allowed I'rom 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Irrisaliion
with treated viwaste walct allowed any time.)
S Owners can c waslih Ihcir vehicles allytilnle as long as Ithey
Luse ;a hand-held hlose with a shuit-olf noI1 le. (Pull Ihe car on
the lawn il o wash!)
- Rinsing honts and 1'lshin of hoai motors is :llo\\cld lor
Iten minutes daily.
F-la Hnd-watcring of plans. NOT LAWNS, is permiltcd
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IS A NDER C L A aIED
MIKE McCALEB, ARCHITECT, P.A. 10-year Island
resident, 25 years experience. Remodels, new
homes, commercial. FEMA, DEP, waterfront. #AR-
CERTIFIED COMPUTER TEACHER using exclu-
sive EZ/Learn system. Bringing the classroom into
your home. 383-5372. Free internet, free long dis-
tance telephone calls.
TWO CHEFS PERSONAL CHEF SERVICES-
Catering to your every need. Holidays, special oc-
casions, private dinners, packages. 778-4532.
HOUSECLEANING reliable. Call 795-1112.
TUTOR, GRADES 4-10. Math based on under-
standing and problems, reading, study skills. Call
KATHY'S CLEANING SERVICE. I will clean your
home to your satisfaction. Negotiable rates. Call
PHOTOGRAPHY. Experienced Island husband/wife
team offer professional wedding day photos, and
glamour or family portraits at reasonable rates.
Please call 778-9436, or 704-7283, leave message.
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-
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.
PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and
* installation. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and
trees. Irrigation and pest control service. Everything
* Under the Sun Garden Centre, 5704 Marina Drive,
SHolmes Beach. 778-4441.
SSHELL DELIVERED and spread. $27 a yard. Haul-
* ing: all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free
estimates. Call Larry at 795-7775.
JEK LANDSCAPE AND HOME IMPROVEMENT.
- Lawn service, plants, pruning, tree trimming, paint-
Sing, power washing, clean-ups and more. Call: 448-
* BAY-AREA LAWN CARE. Residential and commer-
* cial. Inside and out. Licensed and insured. All work
guaranteed. Call Jonathan, 778-3078.
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 estimates.
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.
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.
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, ex-
terior, doors, stairs, windows and trim. Have sawmill,
will travel. 745-1043 Dan Michael, master carpenter.
TILE TILE TILE. All variations of ceramic tile supplied
and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, reliable,
many Island references. Call Neil, 726-3077.
ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodeling,
repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths. Free
estimates. Lic#CGC061519, #CCC057977,
#PE0020374. Insured. Call 720-0794.
25 YEARS EXPERIENCE, highly skilled, depend-
able restoration/renovation expert, carpenter, fine
finishing contractor. Kitchen/bathroom specialist.
Repairs, painting. Paul Beauregard, 779-2294.
KEN & TINA DBA Griffin's Home Improvements.
Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets
and shutters. Insured and licensed, 748-4711.
B&D SEAMLESS aluminum gutters, 5 or 6 inch
available. Insured, free estimates. Dean Guth, owner
and operator, 729-0619.
TILE, CARPET, LAMINATE supplied and installed.
Why pay retail? Island resident, many references.
Free estimates, prompt service. Steve Allen Floor
Coverings. 383-5381, or 726-1802.
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.
VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across from
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. Beau-
tiful unit, great location, heated pool, washer/dryer, garage,
much more! 713-0096 for more information.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB: Direct Gulf front 2BR/
2BA. Great fall rates! August-December 2001. Ask
about our Fall 2001 and May 2002 Golf Special.
Frank (716) 454-7434.
STEPS TO THE BEACH. 2BR/1BA with washer/
dryer, screened lanai. $800/monthly, utilities not in-
ANNA MARIA ANNUAL 2BR/2BA large, open floor
plan, tastefully decorated, new appliances, washer/
dryer, ground level. 142 Cresent, Anna Maria.
$1,200/month or $1,400/month with six month lease.
Call Bob, (813) 839-3800.
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ANNUAL RENTAL Holmes Beach 1BR/1BA $600/
month. Also, 2BR/1 BA $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
Furnished and completely updated with new kitchen
and baths. Boat dock, large fenced in yard. Pets OK.
$2,750/month. Available month/season. (813) 258-
ANNA MARIA PROPERTIES desperately needed!
Immediate waiting list for rental units, especially
3BR/2BA. Call Tracy at Wedebrock Real Estate
AUTUMN 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.
BAYFRONT COTTAGES with docks. Turnkey,
beautiful views, breezy, quiet area. No pets/smok-
ing. Priced from $700/month, $350/week. 941-794-
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-
2BR/2BA CONDO. Heated pool, community boat
dock. Annual lease, $799/month. Real Estate Mart,
BRADENTON BEACH awesome 2BR/2BA. Two
blocks to beach. Washer/dryer hook-up, dish-
washer, 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,
BRADENTON BEACH waterfront. 1BR and 2BR
apartments with balcony. Newly renovated, fully-
furnished. Very clean, private. 778-4555.
SEASONAL FURNISHED new home in Anna Maria.
2BR/2BA, elevated. One block to beach. Available
now through April. (813) 251-9201.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 2BR/1BA Anna Maria
City. No pets, non-smoking. $700/month, plus utili-
ties, First, last, and security. 778-5439.
2BR/2BA BRAND NEW DUPLEX. 2308 Avenue B,
Bradenton Beach. $950/month. First, last, and se-
curity. 778-3609 or (863) 688-0949.
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH. 1BR/1BA, steps to
beach, newly remodeled, new paint, ceramic tile,
very clean. $598/monthly. 410-4466 or 924-5199.
CORTEZ VILLAGE annual rental, 2BR/1BA. Avail-
able beginning October. $650/month, plus utilities.
4BR/3.5BA EXECUTIVE HOME in northwest Bradenton.
Close to beach, schools, and shopping. Guest wing,
treated pool, and security system. 778-0807.
BRADENTON BEACH BAYFRONT. 1BR/1BA,
one block to beach. $700/month, first, last and
2BR/2BA CONDO. Annual, Holmes Beach, close to
beach. Like new, includes cable, water, pest, pool,
washer/dryer. Small pet welcome. $1,100/month.
First month plus security. 778-1179.
ANNUAL RENTAL Holmes Beach, 2BR/1BA triplex
unit located near beach. Unfurnished. Water/sewer/
garbage included. $750/month. First, last and secu-
rity. Call 778-1193.
ANNUAL RENTAL elevated 3BR/2BA, washer/dryer.
$1,300/month. Call Duncan Real Estate, 779-0304.
ANNUAL 1BR, dining room, washer/dryer hook-up,
storage, clean. No pets. 5503 Gulf Drive. $600/
BEACH RENTAL 2BR/1BA, completely furnished.
One house from Gulf. No pets. Available October-
Dec. 15. Two-week minimum. (813) 689-0925.
ROOM FOR RENT. Furnished, own bath and en-
trance. Holmes Beach, $400/month, plus security.
Clean and responsible person only. 778-5080.
BEAUTIFUL EFFICIENCY one block from beach.
All utilities included and local phone service. $500/
month. Call 778-4611.
3BR/2BA DUPLEX available now. Central heat/air,
fenced yard. Pets ok. Near beach, low utilities,
sundeck, shady porch, washer/dryer hookup, secu-
rity. $795. 778-7431.
BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED canalfront home 3BR/
2BA. 524 75th St., Holmes Beach. Available now
thru January. $1,750/month, includes tax. (941)
920-1558 or 778-2464.
WANTED 3BR/2BA ANNUAL rental to call home,
for family relocation from Atlanta. 778-0632.
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WATERFRONT HOME $62,000. It's a large 1BR/
1BA houseboat. Jacuzzi on top deck. Must see to
appreciate. Call 778-3526 for appointment.
CANALFRONT HOME. Mediterranean design, im-
peccable interior details, 4,131 square-feet under air
two-story. Pool, dock and lift. $759,000. Gabe Buky
at Coldwell Banker Previews. 383-6411.
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.
BAYVIEW LOT. 50-by-200-feet on South Bay Bou-
levard. Over looking Skyway Bridge. Zoned single-
family or duplex. $490,000. 792-4906 or 779-9114.
TOWNHOUSE 2BR. Heated pool, boating, fishing.
$97,500. Real Estate Mart, 756-1090.
WATERFRONT TRIPLEX. 5025 Bay Drive,
Bradenton Beach. All kinds of possibilities.
CORDOVA LAKES 3BR/2BA. Features cathedral
ceilings, eat-in kitchen, new ceramic tile. $119,000.
Zero-down, first-time buyer program. Real Estate
209 PEACOCK LANE
EXPANSIVE BAYFRONT VIEWS of the out is-
lands and Skyway Bridge from this stunning
3BR/2BA home. Boat dock with davits and huge
lot. $879,000. Call Jane Grossman at 778-4800
Congratulations to Ed Oliveria
Top Lister/Sales for August.
OPEN HOUSE BAYFRONT condo. Furnished,
updated 2BR/2BA, tile, new carpet. Noon- 4pm,
Sunday, Sept. 23, 501 Gulf Drive N. #301,
Bradenton Beach. 778-5057.
KEY ROYALE $445,000. Italian villa on an estate-
sized lot. Perfect for entertaining friends and family
in the barbecue and sink area. Pool with diving
board, gazebo. Comfortable 4BR home with an
added bonus a separate comfortable 1BR suite.
Owner may exchange. Call for details, Towne &
Shore Realty, 383-3840 or 302-3840.
ONE-OF-A -KIND Longboat Key, a five-office building
with a luxury second-floor apartment. Frontage on Gulf
of Mexico Drive. Zoned commercial. Also available,
four vacant lots abutting, to make up a sizable com-
mercial property with many ,::-: iliiiii Call for de-
tails, Towne & Shore Realty, 383-3840 or 302-3840.
TWO DUPLEX LOTS, side by side. Close to
beaches. Build your new duplex here. $62,500
each, or best offer. Call for details. Towne & Shore
Realty, 383-3840 or 302-3820.
CONDO FOR SALE: 2BR/1BA with garage below.
Holmes Beach. $125,000. 778-9748.
680 KEY ROYALE
KEY ROYALE Beautifully maintained 3BR/
2BA canal home with boat dock, new ceramic
tile and carpet steps to golf course. This one
won't last long at $439,000. Call Lynn
Hostetler at 778-4800 or 720-5876.
3219 51 AVENUE TERRACE WEST
GREAT WEST BRADENTON POOL HOME
3BR/2BA, many upgrades, ready to move into.
Reduced to $136,900. Call Joanne Curtain at
DUPLEX HOLMES BEACH, 1BR/1BA per unit.
Newly remodeled, newer roof, storage shed, ce-
ramic tile throughout, parking. $198,500. (941) 410-
4466, cell phone.
OPEN HOUSE: Canalfront/pool home, elevated,
2BR/2BA, turnkey furnished. $379,000. Open 1-3
pm Sunday, Sept. 23. Follow signs from Gulf Drive
to 400 20th Place, Bradenton Beach. Yvonne
Higgins at Wagner Realty, 720-3879.
MUST SELL BRING OFFERS. Central Holmes
Beach, sunny duplex on quiet street, walk to shops,
beach. New tile throughout. $269,000. Yvonne
Higgins at Wagner Realty, 720-3879.
1304 71 st. St. NW. Bradenton. Spacious 2BR/2BA/2-car
garage with appliances. Asking $147,900. Choose your
carpet with $2,000 at closing. 518-5890 or 792-1032.
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GULFFRONT LOT Incredible buildable lot on
north end of Anna Maria. Full unobstructed Gulf
view. Some trees, private tropical setting. One
of the best lots on the Gulf. $799,900. Sandy
Drapala, 749-5797 or Kathy Marcinko, 713-
PRIVATE LAKEFRONT SETTING in Hawthorne Park
and exceptional northwest neighborhood. Wonderful
open floor plan with sun flooded rooms throughout.
4BR plus office with custom built-ins. Sparkling heated
pool overlooking lake. $349,900: Sandy Drapala, 749-
5797 or Kathy Marcinko, 713-1100. 75777
1.3 +/- ACRES DIRECTLY ON MANATEE
RIVER. 182 +/- ft. waterfront. Beautiful wooded
property, 3BR/2BA residence with studio, fire-
place and a wonderful view of the river.
$699,000. Don Lewis, 319-0323. 75977
ONCE IN A RARE WHILE a home such as this
will appear on the.market. A custom-built ex-
ecutive home overlooking Sarasota Bay with
stunning kitchen, incredible master suite. In a
guarded community. $1,250.000. Bob or
Penny Hall, 749-5981. 74658.
WELL MAINTAINED HOME sits on a largo rot
with numerous mature trees. Great workshop/
shed. Circular driveway with extra paved park-
ing. Screened rear porch. $119,900. Colette
Gerrish, 713-6557. 77284
POPULAR WESTSIDE COMMUNITY of Casa
Del Sol is the location for this 3BR/2BA home.
Features include eat-in kitchen, family room,
large lanai and split plan. Spacious fenced cor-
ner lot. $129,900. Sandy Drapala, 749-5797 or
Kathy Marcinko, 713-1100. 76829
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and crown moulding and a beautiful master suite with French doors, done in the old Key West de-
cor reminiscent of Ernest Hemingway. Other features include new storm-resistant windows, new
vinyl siding, two new Trane heat pumps, two new hot water tanks, automatic sprinkler system and
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garage. Truly in a class by itself. $725,000 including a one year Homeowner's Warranty!
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boasts a spacious family room, formal dining room, airy
lanai, eat-in kitchen and walk-in closets: Many upgrades.
$154,900. MLS#77444. Noreen Roberts, 778-2261.
ELLENTON vacant land, two lots together on a comer
setting. Area of fine homes. Drive by. Sign is on property.
Very nice area in Ellenton that is close to everything!
$55,000. MLS#75427. Patty Stump, 778-2261.
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Lots of privacy in this end unit. Glassed in lanai with A/C
vents plus second porch. Carpet, tile, mirrors and spa tub.
$299.900. Rose Schnoerr 778-2261. MLS#73319.
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attic and pull-down stairs. 2BR, glass enclosed private
lanai, two custom skylights, new ceramic floors and car-
pet. $219,000. MLS#77158. Rose Schnoerr, 778-2261.
BAY PALMS DUPLEX Totally updated over $50,000 of ap-
pliances, tile, electrical, plumbing, carpet, cabinets and land-
scaping. Deeded boat dock included! Den and a laundry
room. $325,000. MLS#77351. Doug Newcomer, 778-2261.
1 BR/BA ISLAND. Ground-level duplex with
charm and upgrades, $600.
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enue A., on water's edge. Lots of room for expanding this
home. Room for a pool. Home is charming and well main-
tained. $519,000. Rose Schnoerr, 778-2261. MLS#72634
MIRROR LAKE Easy-care ceramic tile and hardwood
floors in this 2BR/2BA end-unit with fireplace and Jacuzzi
tub. Enjoy the heated pool or a short drive to beach.
MLS#76010. $74,900. Noreen Roberts, 778-2261
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home for you! Neighborhood by S1,000,000 gems, you
may own unique islandscape with bay views. $649,000.
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