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"The Best News on Anna Maria Island"
By Laurie Krosney
No one knows for sure just when the long-awaited
trolley will begin rolling along.
But riding the trolley will be free during the first
year of operation a big bonus for riders.
What is sure is that the trolley will be here some-
time and it will be carrying residents, tourists and
"townie" alike, to and from Island businesses and
That's what Susan Hancock, Manatee County Area
Transit's marketing manager, said when she met with
a group of Islanders Sept. 25.
It was the first meeting of the Islandwide trolley
marketing committee and Hancock opened with a
briefing on the status of the trolley system.
She said it has been impossible to get a delivery
commitment from the company making the trolleys.
"They aren't even giving me a window on delivery."
By contract, she said, they must be delivered no later
Representing the Chiles Restaurant Group, Mike
Shannon said. "It's a big contract. Five trolleys at
$250,000 each comes to $1 million dollars. That ought
to give you some leverage."
Holmes Beach City Commissioner Don Maloney
asked if they would commit to a "no-later-than" date.
Hancock said she hadn't been able to get informa-
tion from the company. The best she could do was say,
"We're thinking January sometime, but it could be
PLEASE SEE TROLLEY, NEXT PAGE
Volleying for balls
Dozens of participants ancd hundreds of spectators
showed lup in Bradenton Beach last weekend ftr the
EVP Pro-Aim Beach Volleyball 2001 Tour's stop on7
the Island. For more pictures and winners, see
inside. Islander Photo: Paul Roart
Fallout over tape removal
continues in Anna Maria
By Laurie Krosney
Turmoil in Anna Maria continues over the vice
mayor's removal of a meeting tape from city hall.
The tape in question is a recording of the Sept. 20
city commission meeting. It is now in the possession of
the Manatee County Sheriff's Office as evidence.
At the meeting, the contract to repair storm danm-
age to the Anna Maria City pier was awarded to I.E.
Murray Builders, which had already begun the job.
Mario Schoenfelder, who holds the lease for pier
and restaurant, assumed responsibility and engaged
Then a check of the lease put storm damage repairs
in the hands of the city. Murray was asked to stop work
until bids could be obtained to satisfy the city's insur-
ance carrier, although it was later discovered the city
didn't have insurance to cover the pier damage. Fol-
lowing that discovery, the city authorized Murray to
Following the Sept. 20 meeting, the mayor learned
another bid had been received by the city, and that Vice
Mayor Tom Skoloda had opened the bid just prior to
the meeting and passed it to Building Official/Public
Woi ks Director George McKay.
The existence of that bid was not made public at
City Attorney Jim Dye has said Skoloda broke no
laws by concealing the other bid, because there was no
formal bidding process.
But Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh had already ordered
a stop work order on the pier repairs.
A special meeting was called to discuss the pier,
but in the meantime Skoloda demanded a tape record-
ing of the Sept. 20 meeting. No copies had been made
yet, and he was told by the city clerk on Friday that he
couldn't get one until Monday.
Friday evening, Skoloda called Deputy Clerk
Diane Percycoe at her home and asked her to come to
city hall to make him a copy of the tape.
Percycoe called City Clerk Alice Baird for direc-
tion, who in turn called the mayor. Baird told Percycoe
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A bronze monument depicting fishers has been
installed in Cortez. For more details, see inside.
Islander Photo: J.L. Rohertson
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could be stalled
By Paul Roat
First it was April. Then it was November or De-
cember. Now, the Island's beach renourishment project
could be pushed back to next April, and some people
in Bradenton Beach aren't happy about it.
"I don't want to wait until April," Fawn Ker, a mem-
ber of the Bradenton Beach Scenic Highway Committee,
told the Bradenton Beach City Commission Monday.
"We can't wait until next hurricane season."
Ker and fellow highway committee member Judy
Giovanelli have been researching the beach
Manatee County Ecosystems Administrator
Charlie Hunsicker, who is heading up the beach
project, told The Islanler he hoped to have a bid open-
ing for the project Dec. 15.
"We will give the contractor the option to either
start the dredging project immediately or wait until
April 30," Hunsicker said.
Hunsicker said there are many steps that have to be
followed for the county to be reimbursed more than $6
million from the federal government for the estimated
$10 million project. Many of the steps have been com-
pleted for months; one of the key elements of the reim-
bursement effort is engineering drawings and specifi-
cations which must be approved by the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers.
Those plans were submitted in October 2000; the
Army Corps just sent the second set of questions back
PLEASE SEE BEACH, NEXT PAGE
PAGE 2 0 OCT. 3. 2001 0 THE ISLANDER
at home in Cortez
The monument to commercial fishermen lost
at sea or in war has arrived home, the Cortez
A year in doing, the cast-bronze memorial
was installed last week between A.P. Bell Fish
Co. and Star Fish Co., where 123rd Street Court
meets the bay. Artist John Ward delivered it by
truck from his studio in Canton, Ga.
"It's just beautiful," said Janet Hoffman, man-
ager of the Cortez Waterfronts Florida and spark-
plug of the process that got the monument designed
and created. "It's better than I thought possible."
Its official dedication will be at 2:30 p.m. Sat-
urday, Oct. 27, followed by a traditional Cortez fish
fry at the community center just up the street from
the memorial. Dignitaries from the governor to
watermen from around the state are being invited.
The artist was pleased with his work, with his
reception in Cortez and with the fishing trip he
took aboard the Dee-Jay II with Cortez charter
fishing Capt. Zack Zacharias.
Trolley promises to be tardy
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Three trolleys will run the Island route, starting
alternately from 6-7:30 a.m. and running until 10:30
p.m., passing stops every 20 minutes.
MCAT will enact a "park-and-ride service" at the K-
Mart parking lot on Manatee Avenue, where it is expected
people will leave their cars and ride the bus to the Mana-
tee Public Beach, where they can catch the trolley.
The trolley will serve the Island from Coquina
Beach to the Anna Maria City Pier.
The northbound trip runs through Holmes Beach
on Marina/Palm drives and southbound it will veer
Tape turmoil continues
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
the mayor would not authorize opening city hall at
night or the overtime pay that would be required for her
to return to work.
Percycoe became increasingly concerned about the
tape and decided the tape should be locked in the safe.
She asked the mayor to meet her at city hall.
When Deffenbaugh and Percycoe arrived at city
hall at about 8:30, the tape was gone.
While they waited for a sheriff's deputy to arrive,
Skoloda walked into the office with the tape.
Sgt. Ed Norris seized the tape Sept. 25 and took
statements from Baird and Percycoe.
Commissioner Jay Hill sent a memo to Baird re-
questing copies of those statements, but Baird replied
that she does not have copies of the statements.
The statements are in the custody of the Manatee
County Sheriff's Office and are part of its investiga-
Beach may back up to April
CONTINUED FRO PAGE I
to Manatee County last week.
"It's frustrating to everyone," Hunsicker admitted,
"but we have to follow federal requirements to con-
tinue to be eligible for federal repayment. It's impor-
tant that everyone on the Island knows that the beach
renourishment project has the highest priority with the
Manatee County Commission."
Not everyone was pleased by the repeated delays.
"Some of us don't have any beach now," said Judy
Giovanelli, manager of the Sand Pebble Apartments at
2218 Gulf Drive in Bradenton Beach. "We're looking
at people who said they wouldn't come back to visit in
Manatee County because there's no beach. People are
already leaving the Island to go south where the beach
The estimated $10.2 million project is slated to add
about 1.2 million cubic yards of sand to the beaches of
the Island from 13th Street South in Bradenton Beach
over to Gulf Drive to serve the motel district.
There was some dissatisfaction expressed by com-
mittee member Luke Courtney, who preferred the trol-
leys take Gulf Drive exclusively through the motel dis-
trict in Holmes Beach, bypassing the more residential
area along Marina/Palm drives.
Hancock pointed out motel visitors could walk two
blocks east and catch the northbound trolley on Marina/
The Palm Drive route is the currently established
route for MCAT buses, Hancock said, and it's doubtful
planners would make a change in the established route.
Each trolley has a capacity of 25 seated people or
21 seated people if two wheelchair-bound riders are
aboard. An air-conditioned section at the front of the
trolley will be separated by a partition from the open-
air back end.
Drivers will wear flower-patterned shirts, khaki
pants and athletic shoes and an automated program will
announce route information during the ride.
There will be bike racks on the front of the vehicles
and room for storage of coolers and beach chairs inside.
The committee also discussed marketing ideas.
to 78th Street in Holmes Beach. Another stretch of
beach will gain sand from Oak Avenue to Sycamore
Avenue in Anna Maria City, with the gap due to resi-
dents' refusal to sign easements to allow the pumped
sand to abut their property.
The renourished beach will be about 150 feet wide
after the sand comes to shore from offshore sand sites,
with an after-project, stabilized width of about 125 feet.
Sand borrow sites have been selected in the Gulf
of Mexico off the north and south ends of the Island,
about 1,000 yards offshore.
Another addition to the future beach renourishment
will be the placement of dunes and landscaping along
much of the renourished beach.
Project funding comes from state and local
sources, Hunsicker said, with an eventual pay-back
from federal sources.
The first beach renourishment project on the Island
started in December 1992, and was completed in
March 1993 -just in time to provide protection for
properties from a major storm.
There are opportunities for businesses to advertise in-
side the trolleys, although no advertising will be of-
fered on the outside. And there may be opportunities to
advertise on the backs of "free-ride" tickets during the
first year of operation.
Hancock said decorative route posters will be pro-
duced to encourage area businesses to hang them and.
promote the service.
She also said information about the trolleys will be
included in all Manatee County residents' water bills
when the actual start date is closer.
Hancock said she believes the trolleys will serve all
types of people: towniess" coming to the Island for the
beaches, restaurants and businesses, residents doing
their grocery shopping or going out to dinner and teen-
agers and the elderly going about their daily business.
Shannon added that he has employees at both Is-
land restaurants that depend on public transportation to
travel to and from work.
Andria Ludlum came to the meeting hoping to do
something about traffic gridlock on the Island.
"I sit on my balcony and just watch traffic at a stand-
still. Good, smooth transportation has such an impact on
the quality of life, and I really feel that people in my gen-
eration should pitch in and help solve the problems," the
young Bradenton Beach resident said.
Bradenton Beach Mayor Gail Cole talked with
Ludlum after the meeting and immediately appointed
her to represent his city on the trolley committee.
Also in attendance at the meeting were Mary Ann
Brockman of the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce, Susan Stoepker, marketing manager for the
Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, and
Anna Maria residents SueLynn, Margaret Jenkins and
Glenn Newmann. Anna Maria City Commissioner
Linda Cramer hosted the meeting.
No date has been set for a second meeting.
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By Paul Roat
You could almost hear the sigh of relief from the
three Island city halls Friday after President George W.
Bush declared Manatee and six other Florida counties
disaster areas in the wake of Tropical Storm Gabrielle.
The declaration allows Federal Emergency Man-
agement Agency funds to reimburse local governments
for up to 75 percent of their costs during the storm,
which came ashore near Venice Sept. 14. State dollars
contribute another 12.5 percent to the post-disaster
Anna Maria was the hardest hit of the three Island
cities. Building Official/Public Works Director George
McKay estimated damage to public property at about
$156,000, with the biggest cleanup problem being tree
All three Island cities contract with Grubbs Emer-
gency Services, a post-disaster cleanup specialist, to
handle the yard waste removal effort. Grubbs files for re-
imbursement directly from FEMA in the event of a de-
clared disaster. saving a substantial amount of paperwork.
Anna Maria first called Grubbs in, then put them
on hold, and Monday put them back to work.
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh said the company is
"fantastic. The work incredibly fast lots of trucks
Holmes Beach Superintendent of Public Works Joe
Duennes said he expected the cost there to approach
$55,000, again due to tree debris. Grubbs was called in
to work there as well.
Bradenton Beach Police Lt. John Cosby said dol-
lar estimates there would be about $10,000, again due
to yard waste removal. Bradenton Beach did not en-
gage Grubbs service, preferring to handle the cleanup
with their own crews.
Counties eligible for federal assistance include
Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, Desoto, -Hardee, St.
Johns and Flagler.
Tropical Storm Gabrielle brought sustained winds
of up to 70 mph to l'c- ll.nd i 1l.r: n Sept. 14, toppling
trees and ripping'off branches: Both-the Anna Maria
City Pier and the R`od & Reel Pier sustained damage to
decking, and the roof over the restaurant at the
Bradentonl Beach City Pier-was damaged.
There were no injuries reported as a result of
Grant thoughts pursued for Bradenton Beach
If owners of property on the beach in the 1400
block of Gulf Drive can be classed as "willing sellers."
Bradenton Beach officials may seek a state grant.to
purchase the property for a park.
Bradenton Beach Scenic Highway Committee's
Russell Moore told city commissioners Monday he be-
lieved a grant to buy the land could be awarded from
the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's
Greenways and Trails Program.
The owners of the property, it was agreed by the
city commission, should be contacted by the city attor-
ney to see if they're willing to offer a letter indicating
an interest to sell.
The attorney's involvement is necessitated by a
lawsuit the property.owners filed against the city after
commissioners rejected a rezone petition to allow two
duplexes on the property acro.tis Gulf Drive from the
Bermuda Bay Condominiums.
A circuit i.,ii judge ini .A. i I -ni.--.. the prop-
erty owner's motions, but left open further action. City
Attorney Alan Prather said at the time "there are still sub-
stantial issues and rights to be determined by the court on
the declaratory judgment action, and it would benefit the
city to explore alternative methods for addressing this liti-
gation such as settlement. In exploring the aspects of
settlement, efforts by the city originally initiated by Mayor
Gail Cole to obtain grant money for the possible purchase
of the property for utilization as a public beach would still
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Anna Maria City
Oct. 9, 7 p.m., special city commission work session.
Oct. 11,7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
Oct. 4, 7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda: first
reading of amended employee manual ordinance,
interlocal agreement approval for police patrols at
Coquina Beach, municipal service contract approval,
down payment for police cars authorization, salary re-
view for building official, approval to repay Manatee
County Mosquito Control from Community Redevel-
opment Agency funds, Anna Maria Island Historical
Society request for funding to move Belle Haven
House, Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Center
banner request, Sandblast 2001 special event request,
city hall roofing repair request, cable access request,
commission and liaison reports and public comment.
Oct. 11, 6:30 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N..
Oct. 9, 7 p.m., city commission meeting followed by
Oct. 10, 7 p.m., parks and beautification committee
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
Oct. 11, 8 a.m., memorial service, Holmes Beach City
be a very viable and positive approach."
Monday's decision follows through with that
Island Inc., 1402-1404 Gulf Drive, and Beach Devel-
opment Inc., 1410-1412 Gulf Drive, requested city ap-
proval to build a total of four duplex apartments on the
adjacent lots. The city commission denied the projects.
Nov. 30-Dec. 9
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Tidemark plans moving along smoothly
By Diana Bogan
Now that the sale of the former Pete Reynard's
property has been finalized, plans for the Tidemark
construction and condominium sales are under way.
Tidemark Developer Nick Easterling plans to build
a lodge with 10 hotel rooms, 30 rental condominium
units and a 120-seat restaurant and. lounge in Holmes
Easterling said he is working on finalizing all the
drawings and documents involving the condominiums
and management agreements, and once the final agree-
ments are in place the project will move along.
Presales for the condominium units should be
available in the next four to six weeks. Brenda Boyd
May and Steve Bark will be handling sales and work-
ing with real estate brokers.
Tidemark's condo owners can stay at the lodge for
120 days. The remainder of the year, the units will be
rented by the lodge.
Easterling said Tidemark will be marketed as a
hotel/resort that will give buyers the most return on
"If things go smoothly, we will be starting to sell
units the end of October," said Easterling, and we will
start demolition of the buildings and dredging the boat
In addition to dredging the basin, Easterling plans
to repair and replace the seawall as needed. Engineers
are also working on a plan to treat the stormwater run-
off before it enters the basin.
"Now there is direct discharge into the basin from
many sources and we want to treat that as much as we
can so the future runoff is clean water," said Easterling.
"It's an important issue to me."
A preliminary team has been put together to work
on the construction and sales. Easterling hopes that if
all goes smoothly the project will take 15 months to
complete. The operational staff will be hired four
months prior to the project's completion.
"Once we get started there won't be any lag time,"
he said. "We won't stop until we're finished with the
project. We're all fired up about it and ready to get it
Also on the table is a contract to purchase the
former Eckerd building. The sale is set to close on Oct.
There are plans to renovate the Eckerd building to
tie in architecturally to Tidemark. The building will be
used by the Island Fitness Center, which may also of-
Sat visitors to
l sc the Tide-
the site of
fer spa services.
The architectural design of Ticlemark and the reno-
vated Eckerd is meant to replicate Florida's old0 fishing
lodges such as the Rod and Gun Club built in the Ev-
erglades in I 894.
"The character of the lodge will a lso incorporate
local historical stories and give people the flavor of
what the Island was once like." Easterling said.
Michaels refuses to support calls to oust mayor
By Laurie Krosney
Anna Maria City Commissioner John Michaels
says he absolutely wouldn't support a move to re-
move the mayor from office.
Anna Maria's Sept. 27 city commission meeting
got under way with more fallout from incidents late
last month involving storm repairs to the city pier.
(See related story, page I.)
After being accused of hiding a repair bid and re-
moving an official public record from city hall, Vice
Mayor Tom Skoloda denied any wrongdoing and ac-
cused the mayor of issuing an illegal stop work or-
der at the pier.
At a special meeting Sept. 24, Skoloda said the
problems were due to the actions of the mayor, and
he called for his resignation or removal.
Michaels began the Sept. 27 meeting with his
announcement and cited the city's charter, which al-
lows for the removal of the mayor by a three-fourths
vote of the commission at a public hearing.
"I worry it would be a kangaroo court that would
deepen the division in our city," Michaels said.
He pointed out the mayor's term is almost over,
and "if he won't resign. let's gets on with running
the business of this city."
With that, the meeting proceeded to its planned
Commissioners considered three sites at the
Anna Maria Island Historical Society museum and
city park on Pine Avenue for the historic Belle Ha-
ven Cottage, which is to be moved there from its
present location at 109 Palmetto.
The commission approved a location east of the
Both Anna Maria and Holmes Beach are contrib-
uting funds to help defray the cost of preserving the
Thus far, Bradenton Beach has declined to
weigh in with financial support.
A decision about the :
location of a bench in i
memory of Patricia
Wagner was relinquished
to the Environmental En- "'
hancement and Education
wants the bench located at
Bean Point, but Deputy
Clerk Diane Percycoe told Michaels
commissioners there are
already three benches there.
Two new members were appointed to the code
enforcement board. Richard Fournier and LuAnn
Collins were appointed to two-year terms. Mary
Frances Pogue was named as an alternate.
In other action, commissioners decided. to scale
back the scope of a special meeting to discuss drain-
age issues in the city with special concentration on
the validity of the Southwest Florida Water Manage-
ment District six-year-old report drainage.
Michaels originally invited Swiftmud represen-
tative Steve Minnis to appear before the commission
Commissioner Linda Cramer later asked Minnis
to appear at a special meeting with representatives
from Wade-Trim Engineering in Tampa.
Cramer met the Wade-Trim people at the recent
Florida League of Cities meeting and had invited
them to the city to give advice on the effectiveness
of flapper valves.
She then asked them to appear with Swiftmud at
a special meeting Oct. 23 to discuss the options
available to the city to correct its drainage problems.
Cramer said there is a rapidly approaching grant
deadline, and she thinks Wade-Trim is best equipped
to figure out what the city needs to do to ease flood-
ing woes and to prepare grants to fund the fix.
Commissioner Jay Hill asked what the nature
and scope of the special meeting would be.
Cramer said she thinks all drainage issues in the
city should be discussed at that meeting.
Michaels said there had been discussion about
the competency of the 1995 Swiftmud report, and he
wanted to question the agency about its recommen-
The commission voted 3-2 to scale back the
meeting, eliminating Wade-Trim from the agenda.
Hill, Michaels and Skoloda voted to restrict the
meeting to Swiftmud officials. Cramer and
Deffenbaugh voted to include Wade-Trim.
In other action, commissioners agreed with Hill
about the need for some formal procedures to deter-
mine how items are placed on city commission agen-
das. A special meeting has been set for Oct. 9 to dis-
cuss that issue.
Commissioners asked for more time to consider
a request from Building Official/Public Works Di-
rector George McKay to lease or purchase a $21,733
chipper with a I0-inch "throat."
McKay told commissioners the city is currently
renting a chipper with a six-inch throat to clean up
storm debris. McKay said that chipper is inadequate
for turning large branches and trees into mulch.
Hill reminded commissioners of the city's his-
tory with chippfers, saying a former public works
director told the commission he didn't need a chip-
per and got permission to barter the equipment away
Then there was a chance to purchase a used chip-
per at a good price, and another public works direc-
tor said the city didn't need one.
Hill said he would like more time to consider the
city's need for a chipper and suggested McKay place
the request on a future agenda.
A resolution patterned after a similar one passed
in Congress was read by Hill in support of the Sept.
I I terrorist attack victims.
It passed unanimously.
THE ISLANDER M OCT. 3, 2001 M PAGE 5
By Laurie Krosney
A scaled-down environmental enhancement and
education committee got down to work last week in
All appointed members resigned and requested
the city commission reappoint a smaller committee
earlier in the month.
At its Sept. 26 meeting. Tim Eiseler accepted the
position of committee chair. SueLynn is vice chair-
man. The secretary job will be handled on a rotating
There is still room for one more member to fill the
ranks of the seven-member committee. Anyone inter-
ested in serving should contact the mayor.
In addition to Eiseler and SueLynn, the commit-
tee includes Diane Canniff, Karen DiCostanzo, Cindi
Mansour and Jeanie Murray.
Vice Mayor Tom Skoloda serves as the city
commission's liaison to the committee.
Committee members set down guidelines for the
way they will conduct their business, saying they prefer
to reach a consensus rather than vote on each issue.
Committee members will head up individual fo-
cus areas and work with community volunteers.
Diane Canniff is responsible for hai-dscape which
deals with benches, sidewalks and other structures.
She got her first assignment at the Sept. 27 city
commission meeting when the committee was asked
to recommend a location for a memorial bench that a
family wants placed at Bean Point.
Jeanie Murray is going to head up the
committee's involvement in Celebrate Anna Maria,
Fill 'er up, ma'am
West Manatee Fire & Rescue Deputy Chief Brett Pollock accepts a donation from a passenger passing by the
weekend "boot drive" collection point at Gulf Drive and Cortez Road in Bradenton Beach. More than $16,000
was collected by WMFR at two locations and the total donation countvwide amounted to $52,000. The funds will
be benefit the New York City Fire & Emergency Services ReliefFund. Islander Photo: J.L Robertson
an Oct. 20 festival, possibly to include T-shirt sales at
Eiseler signed on to be in charge of site planning.
DiCostanzo will be in charge of maintenance issues.
Mansour expressed interest in working in the edu-
cation area, and as her first task she plans to see about
getting space at the Island Branch Library in Holmes
Beach to encourage the planting of suitable native spe-
cies in Anna Maria.
She also will help acquire the kinds of books and
handouts that will help people make good choices land-
At Skoloda's urging, committee members came to
consensus on a recommendation for the site of Belle
Haven Cottage just east of the museum on the Anna
Maria Island Historical Society property.
-There was some discussion about what to do about
holiday decorations, but the committee did not reach
consensus on that matter.
Several committee members thought the price of
commercial decorations was too steep, and there was
some discussion of using homemade decorations.
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Hurry up and wait
And don't hold your breath.
Several projects close to Islanders' hearts went to the
back burner this past week. Beach renourishment and the
trolley, to name two.
Meanwhile, everyone is crossing their fingers, hop-
ing the Island's October-April anticipated tourism trade
isn't heading the same direction.
One Gulffront property manager said he's seen sev-
eral cancellations, almost a third of his fall bookings. Too
many, he said. And there weren't that many Europeans
booked into his condos this year because of the dollar
situation. Most of his canceled reservations were from
people flying long distances, like from California.
Another Island-wide property manager said she'd
had only European cancellations and she had filled the
slots quickly with new clients. The people who normally
drive and stay a month or more are definitely still com-
ing, she said.
"You know, this is a safe place," she reminded us.
Yes, we agree. Anna Maria Island is safe. It's our
slice of paradise.
But not without its share of minor irritations.
Beach erosion and traffic gridlock come to mind.
To that end, the beach erosion problems, no matter
how grievous, are on hold. The project is tied up in a
blurr of bureaucracy. What was to begin in April 2001 is
now looking more and more like April 2002.
Hurricane season doesn't end until Nov. 30, causing
further consternation, because there are severe problems
now. Beach renourishment is designed to provide a great
deal more than a pretty beach its purpose being to
It may not be the answer to all our traffic woes (and
we're still counting on it being a great season), but the
Island trolley is delayed to an uncertain date.
The good news is that Manatee County will be mak-
ing great efforts to insure ridership and for the first year.
everyone rides free.
We're doubtful, too, that the planned route will al-
low the promised 20-minute headways. Can you imag-
ine driving from the Anna Maria City Pier to Coquina
Beach in 20 minutes? Let's hope for the best. again.
More hopeful, we'll be very pleased to see folks uti-
lizing the service, if only to load up the folks for dinner,
leaving the family car at home.
Still more hopeful, it'll be grand if the trolleys get
here before season breaks loose and we're stuck in traf-
And still more important, we hope the sand arrives
before another storm takes the precious little grains re-
maining on our beaches to the offshore burial grounds.
Might as well cross your toes, too. Can't hurt.
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A vote for 'rock gardens'
To the person that "hates all the rock gardens,"
among other things, I'd like to ask two questions.
Do you remember how they looked before they
were planted? And, have you ever priced the cost of
doing one, especially when it is then given to the pub-
These planted areas are a generous and beautiful
addition to Holmes Beach.
Patsy Htrtchinson. Holnes Beach
All communities have people who will serve their
neighbors as representatives or make themselves avail-
able to lend a hand to make sure their portion of the
Island is run correctly. The pay, if there is any, is low
and the thanks are few. There has to be a large reser-
voir of talent among the retired who make up a good
portion of our citizens. There are also people with time
on their hands and they will come and cheer the elected
as well as the appointed official on, which of course
makes interested reading. Many have done this sort of
thing in their communities "Up North," or wherever.
Been there, done that and won't do that any more ever
It takes a residency requirement of a minimum of
two years to qualify to run. The reason probably is that
it is of a certain advantage to know something of the
community. After all before one is given any sort of
license to help determine who and when and where the
public money is spent.
This, of course, make a whole lot of sense. Two
years is not a long time but at least one is not a total
stranger. Compare that to really big politics where the
possible personal use of a town-supplied cell phone is
not an agenda item. I mean not all that long ago a
woman bought a house with the announced intention
that it was foi the purpose of "establishing resiG .ce"
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and that entitled her to run for the U.S. Senate. Some-
thing similar is about to happen in yet another state.
Our Island is tough, two years is the minimum and we
are better off that way.
Auglus.t (Gus) Vinhage, Holmes Beach
Almost every year since 1967.1 have visited Anna.
Maria Island and stayed in the Martin house on Gulf
Drive and Magnolia. Bob and Ann Martin, my child-
hood friends, were the owners of the house.
Ann and Bob loved Anna Maria and they always
took their guests to eat in all the restaurants and shop
in the stores. They shared the history of the Island and
spent hours on the beach with us. Many wonderful
sunsets were enjoyed under the grand trees that border
The trees are what make these beaches unique.
Nothing could be more relaxing than sitting in the
shade on the white sand and watching the waves and
The red tide and threat of a hurricane cut our visit
short this year, but what really ruined it was learning
there are plans to cut all the trees on the beach and plant
I was told that the thinking is that the sea oats will
protect against erosion. The sea oats haven't protected
beaches anywhere else in Florida. Even the high dunes
are washed away during storms.
Do Islanders have plans to fight the removal of the
trees? The trees are what make these beaches unique.
Someone said the trees aren't natural to the area. Ac-
cording to pictures I have seen, the trees have been on
the beach in front of the Martin house since it was built
in 1912. Considering the size they are in the pictures,
they had to have been there many years before that
Please, tell me this isn't going to happen!
Mairy, Fiic.es Dillard, Alabama
THE ISLANDER E OCT. 3, 2001 0 PAGE 7
Waste right, want not
By Don Maloney
Special to The Islander
One of my responsibilities as a Holmes Beach city
commissioner is to serve as liaison between the city and
those companies with which we contract to remove
citizens' waste, comprising what is normally referred
to as just plain 'garbage.'
Some is more solid waste (like old furniture), re-
cyclable items (like papers, plastics, cans and glass),
and garden clippings.
Thanks to Tropical Storm Gabrielle's visit to our
Island, leaving many of us with a very un-normal col-
lection of those garden clippings, I recently had a lot
of liaisoning to do.
Mainly because we have been fortunate in the past
to dodge events like Gabrielle, most of that liasioning
came about because of the confusion most residents
had while wondering what to do with all those clip-
pings. While it would certainly have been better if I had
put down what I want to now say before Gabrielle's
visit, reading through the following here should make
it easier to clean up should we ever get a similar visit.
First of all, please understand that the basics of our
city's contract with Waste Management calls for them
to pick up that 'garbage' on Mondays and Thursdays.
Also on Mondays, recyclables are picked up if they
are placed in the containers provided. On Wednesdays,
garden clippings are picked up, only IF they are prop-
'Properly' means those bundles should be less than
4 feet in length, 18 inches in diameter, weigh less than
40 pounds, or are placed in regular garbage-type cans.
As I'm sure you noticed, the curbside, yard waste after
Gabrielle was far more than just clippings. Waste Man-
agement certainly noticed; instead of picking up the
normal weekly average of just 17 tons of clippings, 47
tons were hauled away the first Wednesday.
Obviously, many Gabrielle clippings were not
bundleable, and the city contracted to have them picked
up as soon as possible by the lowest bidder, Grubbs
Emergency Services. Fortunately, this time the Federal
Emergency Management Agency declared Manatee
County a disaster area and that will enable the city to
recover much of the Grubbs costs.
Please understand that all clippings both those
properly bundled types for normal Wednesday pickup
and those storm-caused kind must be placed at the
curb for pickup. And loose clippings are not to be
placed over the bundles.
If you have any questions or still have any of
Gabrielle's remains at the curb I'll.be happy to li-
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Just call city hall, 708-5800, and ask for me.
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As on Island, world moves closer together
By Patricia E. Staebler
Special to The Islander
The minute I was standing in front of the television
and saw the second World Trace Center tower collapse,
the phone was ringing. Friends from Europe called and
wanted to know if I was on one of my trips to the city
I love most in the world New York.
No, I was home here on our Island and I was as
paralyzed as all the others. I called my friends here and
we all came together in one home. Nobody could be
alone in these hours.
At night, after President Bush's address to the na-
tion, the phone did not stand still in my home. Friends
from Italy, Switzerland, Great Britain and Germany
called one after the other. We comforted each other; we
could not believe what has happened.
Every day in the last week, friends and clients from
all over Europe called me to report about the reactions
in Europe and in return got the newest reports from me.
It satisfied me to hear that Europe reacted appro-
priately. With a lot of feeling, with a lot of patriotism,
with sadness, grief, but also with powerful words of
friendship and support. Pictures and newspaper articles
were sent to me via the Internet and I knew I had to
share all this with you.
In Berlin, over 200,000 people came together in
front of the Brandenburg Gate for a memorial service.
by Artists Guild
A community celebration of "The American Patri-
otic Spirit" is scheduled at a special showing and pro-
gram Friday, Oct. 5, of the Artists Guild of Anna Maria
The guild will raffle two donated artworks by Is-
land artists and offer others for sale during a reception
from 5:30 until 8 p.m. at the guild's gallery, 5414
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
The outpouring of artistic expression began at an
exhibit and reception Sept. 23 put together by Islander
Publisher Bonner Joy at the newspaper office, a few
doors from the gallery. Like the guild's celebration, it
gave expression to reactions to the attack on the World
Trade Center and the Pentagon.
On Friday, works by Woody Candish and Sissy
Quinn will be raffled. Candish has donated a sculpted
metal beam depicting a Trade Center beam, and Quinn's
creation is an American eagle depicted in stained glass.
Being offered for sale are Mary Du Charme's acrylic
painting of the WTC, planes, firemen, flags and other
notes of the monstrous attack; a painting by Donna
Bednarz of children holding flags; and Gloria Cropper's
wall hanging centered around the flag. Part of the proceeds
will go to charities in New York City, said Phyllis Cogan,
member ofthe guild's gallery committee.
Those works and others of patriotic expression will
be on display at the gallery through October, with spe-
cial emphasis on children's renderings-based on their
feelings on the terrorist tragedy.
The reception Friday will feature "American as
apple pie" food, Cogan said, with hot dogs, potato
salad, baked beans, sodas and apple pie.
The gallery had planned a Caribbean theme during
October and had artworks ready and displays planned.
Then Cogan suggested to her fellow committee mem-
bers that the guild "devote the whole month of Octo-
ber to an American theme in the front window, with
flags. lights and everything."
The celebration is open to all artists and all chil-
dren, she emphasized- "it's geared to people who
want to giT'e something back. "
Pastor not called up
Pastor I'd Northrop of the Island Baptist Church hash
not been called to active duty as wxas reported in the
Sept. 2( edition of IicThe Ilander.
Major Northrop serves with the 73rd Field Hospi-
tal in S. Petersburg with the U.S. Army reserves.
He is a reserve army chaplain with special training
in critical incident stress debriefing.
The Islander regrets the efr-or.
A demonstration in Berlin against the terrorist
attack in America.
The Brandenburg Gate was covered with a black sign
saying "We mourn our deepest sympathy."
In this city where John F. Kennedy once spread
hope and confidence in saying "Ichbin ein Berliner,"
now Germans were standing and saying "We are
Americans." Some even were wearing T-shirts with the
script on it: "Ich bin ein Amerikaner."
In front of the U.S. embassies, tens of thousands of
people were waiting in line to bring flowers, candles
and mourning letters and still, friends report, a steady
stream of people is coming.
Churches are filled like never before and all are
praying for freedom.
On the Friday after the attack, all Europe was stand-
ing still. Each nation held minutes of prayer, minutes of
memorial. My husband reported from Berlin that even
cars were standing still in the streets; pedestrians rushing
to their workplaces stood still in the street.
Friends who use the subway told me that they
never before experienced an absolutely quiet subway.
Nobody was talking, all heads were bowed for prayer
and the tears were running.
Similar reports came from my friends in Italy.
They live in a little village with about 700 residents and
just imagine even in this small village that Friday
life stood still for minutes in honor of the victims.
With one of the first flights after the attack to the
United States from Europe Saturday night, clients from
Great Britain arrived in Tampa. Asking them why they
flew nevertheless, the answer came promptly: "When
we stop doing what we normally did before the attack,
the terrorists have reached their goal. We will not com-
ply with this!"
To hear all this makes me feel a little bit better and
I want to pass on this feeling of consolation to all of
you. In these days we are not alone, the world comes
closer together and people in other parts of the world
stand up for freedom as we do here.
Showing spirit, support
John and Brooke Henderson brought their patriotism to the beach last week while on vacation from Atlania.
With family in the nmlitary, tihe Hendersons said they wanted/ to show their support following the terrorist
attIacks. Islander Photo: J.L. Robertson
Roser Church plans.service
honoring terrorist victims
Members of Roser Memorial Community
Church are working on a service honoring those
who perished in the attacks on the World Trade
Center and the Pentagon.
The service will also honor the rescuers.
The community is invited to attend the non-de-
nominational service at the church from 7 to 8 p.m.
Oct. I I. one month after the attack.
Publicity committee member Loretta Owens
said it is going to be a "ministry in song" with pa-
triotic music. The congregation \will be invited to
.lim intd Marilv1n Shirle \\ ill perflorim i \\i o nu1ii -
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Jack I1rint and Dr. John Slhai p \ ili solo with the
choir. Suiki .aniisch will plai flute ai nd Kaic'ii
DiCostanl/o \\ill perform n the snar dilrum.
Chief Andy Price of thie West MIanaltee Iii-c Dis-
trict has agreed to narrate "One Nation Under God"
with the choir.
A voluntary donation to the American Red
Cross Relief Fund will be collected.
'Honoring Community Heroes'
banquet tickets available
Ticket are available for the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center's "Honoring Our Com-
munity Heroes" banquet Saturday, Oct. 13.
The event is to "recognize our fire depart-
ments, EMTs and police departments for all they
do to keep us safe," the Center said. Dinner will
be at 7 p:m. at the Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria City. Music and prayers at 6:30 will
precede the dinner.
Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 lor children
6 to 12, with 5-year-olds and under admitted
free. Proceeds arc to go to the New York
Firfigehtclrs & Police Association Widoxws' aind
The Beach Bistro. Bistro at Islaind's :nd.
Ovster Bar-Landside and the La/z Lohster \\ ill
provide the meal. Anna Maria Island Garden
Club will provide table decorations. The Anna
Maria Island Orchestra and Chorus will lead
patriotic songs and local clergy will lead prayers.
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THE ISLANDER U OCT. 3, 2001 0 PAGE 9
A young mother looks at world tragedy
By Liv Willis
(Editor's Note: The writer is a Perico Island resident
with daughters 14 and 4, who had these reactions to the
World Trade Center and Pentagon calamities.)
Everyone was paralyzed. We still are in some
ways. Are we really that stunned? Aren't you stunned
that it just now happened?
Think about it. This is everyday life for some
people. Not America. We are damn lucky and should
always appreciate our way of life here. Life is so short.
The solemn memorial gathering of all Island-
ers who can get there is gradually getting orga-
nized, and more organizers and participants are
It will be on the steps of the Holmes Beach
City Hall at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. I 1. the one-
month anniversary of terrorists' deadly attack on
the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
"It's a program still in the making," said Anna
Maria's SueLynn, who has been putting the event
together. "We surely need the I!elp of people who
are willing to step forward and do something."
Purpose of the ceremonies is to "create an op-
portunity for people to express what they feel,"
Those interested in helping organize and/or
participating in the event itself may call her at
Several participants have already signed up.
West Manatee Fire & Rescue is to be out in force
to mourn the 400 firefighters who died rescuing
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your loved one's heart. Even then, some of us may need
to make some adjustments. Everyone is having to learn
to adjust to this hatred and prejudice.
However, some of us condemn people we don't
know every day. It may be because their skin is not the
same color as ours, but they bleed just the same. It may
be the lawn person who didn't trim the trees exactly the
way we wanted. It may be the grocery clerk because
they weren't friendly enough or quick enough. Or
25,000 people from the twin towers of WTC.
Rabbi Barbara Aiello will give the invoca-
tion, and other Island clergy have indicated their
desire to participate.
Jim Meena will lead the salute to the flag,
pledge of allegiance and patriotic singing.
Missy Williamson wrote a song she titled
"My America," which she will sing.
Joan Voyles. Island artist, wrote a poem ex-
pressing her feelings about the tragedy that
claimed more than 6,000 lives, and will read it at
James Kissick, retired Navy aviator and vet-
eran of considerable combat, will relate incidents
of World War II and reflect on his experiences.
Music is still being organized, but there will
be a lot of it, said SueLynn, much of it provided
by the people attending the ceremonies.
"This is a heartfelt event open to everyone on
the Island," she said. "It would be marvelous and
very fitting if everyone on the Island took part."
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Now everyone is shouting "Better security, more
security" and so on. They are the same people cursing
in line because of a delay. Whose plane has not been
delayed at some point? Obviously there is a reason. We
don't always know why, but we are all just people:
None of us born t6 be anything but a person on this
earth, and for a short time.
Smile and get to know each other more. Have you
noticed? We are for once relying on each others'
strength and patriotic salutes to get through this ordeal.
We can get through this. Many people have lost the one
they thought they could get through anything with.
Don't despair. Be a better neighbor, be a better mother
or father, be a better sister or brother. Be a better per-
son. Be a little more patient with people in traffic, you
never know their personal trials.
I met a lady two days ago at Albertson's on 75th.
She said she had just recently remarried. Her husband
had just had a heart attack. He had been taken to the
hospital. She could hardly concentrate and was beside
herself, understandably. I was her last customer. She
was my cashier. You know who you are I hope he
I met a taxi driver a couple of days after this trag-
edy just down from the public beach. You know who
you are. He.said he had not seen a sunset in almost two
years. As I left to go home, I told him he had made the
right decision to enjoy a sunset.
We all need to get back to basics and erjoy what
is in front of us every day. One day we won't be here.
Make the right decision today. Continue to be patriotic
and encourage those you know. And especially those
One sunset a day. One day at a time. No day will
be repeated. Say "I'm sorry" or "Can I help you with
something?" or "I love you" while you can. Make the
most of it.
See the sun set. See the sun rise. Live your life
better and wiser. Smile at a stranger. Make strangers
your friends. We were put here to help each other
through a maze. The maze is life.
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trip costing $15. Buses will leave at 2:30 p.m. on game
day from the Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria
The Center still has tickets available for the game.
They may be obtained at the Center or by calling 778-
Art League show to open;
season's classes detailed
An artists' reception for the Anna Maria Island
Art League's Faculty Exhibit will be at 5:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 5, at the league's gallery, 5312 Holmes
Blvd., Holmes Beach.
Running through October, the show will feature
recent works by Brenda Holland, Sandra French,
Stacie Dine-Axe, Barbara Singer, Paul Scibilia and
John Bonser. Gallery hours are 8:45 a.m. to 2:45
Registration is open now for the season's art
classes. They include:
Old Masters Techniques in Oil Painting, Paul
Scibilia instructor, Wednesdays; Watercolors, Bar-
bara Singer, Tuesdays; Adult Mixed Media Draw-
ing, Stacia Dine-Axe, Tuesdays; Quilting, Brenda
Holland, Mondays; Open Studio, alternate Thurs-
days; Stained Glass, Sandy French, Mondays; Pho-
tography, Bob Smelser, by appointment.
Youth classes are for ages 7 and up with Stacie
Dine-Axe as instructor, Mixed-Media Drawing
Tuesday evenings, Acrylic Painting Wednesday eve-
There are fees for the classes and further infor-
mation is available at 778-2099.
'Smoke and Mirrors' Players
auditions scheduled Sunday
Auditions for "Smoke and Mirrors" will be con-
ducted by the Island Players at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct.
7, at the Island Players theater, Gulf Drive and 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." The play, by Will Osborne and An-
thony Herrera. will run Nov. 30-Dec. 9. Details are
available at 792-3986.
St. Bernard Guild opens season
with sale Friday
The autumn season for St. Bernard Guild will open
with a rummage sale from 9 a.m. until I p.m. Friday,
Oct. 5, in the activity center of St. Bernard Catholic
Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
Plans are being made by guild members for the
annual Poinsettia Bazaar Nov. 10 and 1 I with holiday
arts and crafts. A bake table will stock cakes, pies and
preserves, while the Petite Cafe will provide lunch.
There will be a "white elephant table for the curious."
Also on the guild's seasonal schedule is a "seren-
dipitous rummage sale" Friday, Dec. 7.
Details may be obtained at 778-7935.
Off Stage Ladies to hear of
season's stage schedule
The Off Stage Ladies, auxiliary of the Island Play-
ers theatrical group, will hear of the season's schedule
of plays at a meeting Wednesday, Oct. 10.
The meeting will be at the Bradenton Yacht Club,
4307 Snead Island Road, Palmetto, at I 1:30 a.m. Dis-
cussing the plays are to be the season's play directors,
Kelly Woodland, Geoffrey Todd and Phyllis Elfenbein.
Information may be obtained and reservations
made with Roberta Barner at 761-1599, or Peggy Cole
Ahoy, support the spirit
Anna Maria Island Privateer Eric Rushnell enlisted
Daniel Grace I, of Bradenton, in his effort to
attract supporters to the Anna Maria Island Connuu-
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Golf tourney nets Center $19,000
The first Anna Maria Oyster Bar and Lazy Lobster
Charity Golf Tournament Sept. 28 raised $25,000 to
benefit the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
After expenses, including golf and photos, the net
amount to the Center was almost $19,000.
Taking first place was the foursome of brothers
Marty and Mark Kimball, Rick Weaver and Bob Twist.
They scored a 57.
The golf match was held at the El Conquistador
Country Club with dinner following at the Oyster Bar.
Golfers each received photos of their team taken at the
10th hole, including a cameo head shot and a shot of
Weaver said the event was a "first-class tourna-
ment, one of the finest I've ever participated in."
Second place was the team of Nick Bollettieri, Paul
Oldonez, Jose Lambert and Ward Bedoya.
Tournament sponsor John Home presented Center
Director Pierrette Kelly with a check at a banquet fol-
lowing the games.
Don Mega topped the bidding for a live-auction
football package to see the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at
the St. Louis Rams Nov. 26, including airplane and
hotel accommodations. Dusty Colby won the big-
Longboat dinner scheduled
for Christian program
All Angels by the Sea Episcopal Church on
Longboat Key plans a dinner from 4 to 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 4, to introduce its Alpha program for
renewal of the Christian faith. Details of the free event
at the church, 563 Bay Isles Road, may be obtained at
MTI computer classes
Manatee Technical Institute's community education
program is offering the following computer classes at
Anna Maria Elementary School during October and No-
Internet Basics, Monday and Wednesday,
Oct. 8-24, 4 to 6 p.m.
Beginner Computer, Tuesday and Thursday,
Oct. 23-Nov. 19, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Intermediate Computer, Tuesday and Thursday,
Oct. 23- Nov. 19, 6:45 to 8:45 p.m.
Intermediate Internet, Monday and Wednesday,
Nov. 5-21,4-6 p.m.
Registration forms and course schedules are available
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and Anna Maria Elementary School, 4700 Gulf Drive.
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Special to The Islander
When Rock Bottom played D.Coy Ducks in
Holmes Beach the weekend of Aug. 24, no one could
have guessed it would be the last time the 53-year-old
blues harp legend would ever grace that familiar stage.
Club owner Steve Lardas still can't believe it as he
looks at his booking calendar and sees Rock's name there
for the weekend of Oct. 5 and 6, a date that will now be
played by his band and others as a tribute to Rock.
"He brought the blues back to Manatee County,"
Lardas said. "And he was different, not just from other
players, but other people. His compassion was over-
whelming. He was more than a performer; he was my
"He was going to do 'Woodlawn Fats,'" recalls
Lardas, referring to the big bluesman's latest persona
as harp player and growling vocalist of "Woodlawn
Fats and His Worthless Bums of Rhythm," the most
recent incarnation of Rock's bands.
Fresh back from a European tour, he and the
"Bums" were supporting their new compact disk,
"Songs of the Criminal Justice System" ... a theme
Rock loved to tweak with his recordings, recounting
tales of everything from the mean streets of St. Pete to
the drunk tank at the Manatee County Jail. He happily
played some tunes from the new CD last Thursday for
his first Mojo's in Palm Harbor date, but after the gig
something went terribly wrong something no one
expected. Maybe back in early 1992. when he had
triple-bypass surgery, but that was almost 10 years ago.
"I was there for his first note and I was there for his
last," says Boneshaker. Rock's bass player and close
friend of more than 30 years. It was Boneshaker who,
in 1966, accompanied Rock to the Belk Lindsey store
on Cortez Road in Bradenton to buy his first har-
monica, and it was Boneshaker who, after their gig on
Sept. 27, rode home with him for what would be their
last trip together. Reportedly, Rock walked straight into
his house, lay down, and died in his sleep, apparently
of a heart attack.
But neither the shock of loss nor the decades of friend-
ship cloud Boneshaker's take on reality. "Rock was like
Santa Claus and a big brother all rolled into one for me,
but we fought like family, too," he said, chuckling. "He'd
hire and fire you six times across the parking. lot! Every-
body knew Rock had that side to him."
He fell silent for a moment before adding, "Well,
they can say what they want. I've probably said worse,
but he was still a great guy."
For Rock Bottom's extensive career info, recordings,
sound samples, discography and photos, go to the Web
site rock-bottom-blues.com, where you'll also find his
links to the disaster relief funds of the American Red
Cross, the Salvation Army and the New York Firefighters,
plus links to bluesforpeace.com, "set up in Israel to honor
the roots of blues music and promote peace and the under-
standing that ALL peoples have had their share of the
blues:" home l.swipnet.se/-w- 13381/index. (The
Stockholm Blues Society); and musicmaker.org, the
Music Makers' Relief Foundation.
As of press time several tributes and benefits were
in the works including Oct. 5-6 at D.Coy Ducks, 778-
5888, and a date to be announced at Classic Wax in
Wayne 'Pickel' Arnold
Wayne "Pickel" Arnold, 57, of Bradenton and for-
merly Holmes Beach, died Sept. 17.
Born in Bristol, Tenn., Mr. Arnold came to Mana-
tee County from there in 1970. He was a self-employed
mechanic and a block mason superintendent. He served
in the U.S. Army and was a member of V.F.W. Post
8199. He attended Northwest Baptist Church,
Services were at the church Sept. 21. Memorial
contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest
Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238, or the
church, 7913 Ninth Ave. N.W., Bradenton FL 34209.
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Cortez Road Chapel, was
in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Judy; daughters Dawn Burt
of Bradenton and Leslie Statzer of Tennessee; sons
Ralph Schambers of Holmes Beach, Terry Schambers
of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Mark Burt of
Bradenton: sisters Dorothy Rouse of Bristol, Va., and
Frances Stipes of Bristol. Tenn.; brothers William of
Bristol, Va., and Frank, Cecil. Bobby and Kenneth, all
of Bristol, Tenn.: and two grandchildren.
Raymond F. Bricker
Raymond F. Bricker, 86, of Lake Placid and for-
merly of Holmes Beach, died Sept. 29.
Born in Oswego, Ind., Mr. Bricker moved to Anna
Maria Island in 1951. He was a house painter. He
served as a paratrooper in the U.S. Army during World
War II and was a prisoner of war for 17 months in
Austria. He coached Anna Maria Island Little League
teams for 25 years. He was a charter member of the
Island Baptist Church and was a member until moving
to Lake Placid. He was a member of Leisure Lakes
Baptist Church in Lake Placid.
Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday,
Oct. 5, at the Leisure Lakes Baptist Church. Memorial
contributions may be made to Good Shepard Hospice,
2121 S.E. Lakeview Drive, Sebring FL 33870.
He is survived by wife Patricia; son Randy L. of
Venice; daughters Bette Rae of Cleveland, Ga., and
Caroline Hester of Dahlonega, Ga.; sister Frances Hull
of Port Charlotte; stepchildren Bobby, Jerry and Chris
Duncan and Melissa Hollingsworth, all of Lake Placid;
many grandchildren and step-grandchildren; and one
Martin E. McGuire
Martin E. McGuire, 70, of Anna Maria, died Sept.
Born in Durham, N.C., Mr. McGuire came to
Manatee County from there in 1970. He owned the
Carolina Helicopter Co. and was one of the first heli-
copter traffic reporters. He served as a first lieutenant
in the U.S. Army during the Korean War as a helicop-
ter pilot. He attended the Florida Military Academy,
now Stetson University. He attended St. Louis Univer-
sity and Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Ga.
He was a commercial aviator with Shell Oil Co. in
South America. He formed a group company and op-
erated helicopters from Quebec to Arizona and Florida
to Alaska before retirement to Anna Maria.
Visitation will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednes-
day, Oct. 3, at Griffith Cline Funeral Home, 6000
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Services will be at 1 I
a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at the funeral home. Memorial
contributions may be made to St. Judes Children's
Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105.
He is survived by loving and faithful friend Eliza-
beth Moran; and cousins John Murphy of Lake Worth,
and Martin Murphy and Ann Mendia, both of West
Ethel V. Pirrone
Ethel V. Pirrone, 86, of Bradenton and formerly of
Bradenton Beach, died Sept. 25.
Born in Lowry, Mich., Ms. Pirrone came to Mana-
tee County from Sarasota many years ago. She was a
retired registered nurse. She attended St. Armands Key
There were no services. Toale Brothers Funeral
Home was in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by sister Helen Wise of Longwood,
Fla., and brother Glenn Lidstrom of N. Mancato, Minn.
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Moon over Perico
The second annual "Moon Over Perico" dinner,
dance and silent auction fundraiser will be held Satur-
day, Nov. 3 at St. Bernard Catholic Church activity
center, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
This year's theme will be a "denim and rhinestone
hoedown." Music will be provided by the Dave
Ferguson Trio and food by J&J Barbecue. A cash bar
Richard and Rhonda Borstelmann of Holmes BeacIh
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The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will.
be served at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are available at Trudy's Hallmark and
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Antiques and Art, 5600 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach;
and at Divine Wines, 5706 Manatee Ave. W.,
For more information, call Jerry Messick at 792-
Episcopal Church Women
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Episcopal Church Women of the Church of the
Annunciation will have their first meeting of the au-
tumn season at 10:15 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at the church,
4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Paula Tripp will head the program on "Walking
About Zion," with a salad luncheon to follow. Reser-
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A yard sale in Palma Sola Park
raised more than $2,300 for the
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County legal fund to battle an
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Island. This brings the fund to
$120,000. Hardworking volun-
teers who helped made the sale
a success included, left to right,
Marilyn Stasica, Ann Rogers,
Bill Webster, Adie Webster, Tim
Dunn, Sandy Dunn, Susan
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Longboat chamber schedules
'Dare to Change' class
A class titled "Dare to Change a Group," spon-
sored by the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce,
will be initiated at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the
chamber's quarters, 6854 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
The program will be in partnership with Andy Fox
of the Fox Advertising Agency and Business Institute
of Sarasota, and is designed to help businesses and in-
dividuals institute change. Cost is $50 for chamber
members. Details may be obtained at 387-9519.
Seminar on computer's full use
scheduled on Longboat
A free seminar on how to use a computer to its
fullest is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday,
Oct. 10, at the Sun Trust Bank, 510 Bay Isles Road,
Lee Auslander, who will lead the seminar, said the
session is for people with and without computers. Sub-
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Butterfly wall hanging raffled
Tickets are available now for a quilted wall hang-
ing depicting a butterfly, handmade by Joan Siegel, to
be raffled as a benefit for the Anna Maria Island But-
The work is 30 by 22 inches. Raffle tickets are $1
each or six for $5, said the park's mentor, Nancy
Ambrose. They are available at Ginny's Antiques and
Art in Holmes Beach, or from Ambrose at 778-5274.
Drawing for the hanging will come at the end of the
North American Butterfly Association's butterfly gar-
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Players open 53rd season with 'Blithe Spirit'
The 53rd season of performances for the Island Players begins with Noel Coward's "Blithe Spirit" Friday,
Oct. 5. Livening the stage seance, left to right, are Mark Woodland, Barbara Fleming, Pain Hopkins, Hugh
Scanlon and Gail Cantero, as the spirit, played by Beth A7nn Mencher, looms. The play runs through Oct. 14
with nightly curtain times at 8 p.m. except for two Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. The theater is quiet on Monday.
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The Manatee County Audubon Society has
adopted a full schedule for the beginning of autumn,
with Leffis Key and Beer Can Island included in a mid-
October field trip.
Oct. 4-7, Florida Birding Festival and Nature
Exposition, Harbor View Center, Clearwater. Informa-
tion, (877) 352-2473.
Oct. 13, field trip for fall migration at Fort DeSoto
County Park, meet at 7 a.m. at the Bradenton Post Of-
fice at 824 Manatee Ave. W. Information, 922-2101.
Oct. 17, field trip to Leffis Key on Anna Maria Is-
land and Beer Can Island on Longboat Key. Meet at 7:30
a.m. at Bradenton Post Office. Information, 792-1794.
Oct. 19-21, weekend trip for hawk migration at
Vernier Key. Information and reservations, 922-2101.
Qi gong class resuming at Center
The qi gong class under Roy Bellas will resume at
9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
The discipline combines movement, meditation
and breath regulation to help reduce fatigue, anger,
depression and conflict, said Bellas. Cost is $3 for
Center members, $4 for non-members. Details are
available at 778-1908.
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Before the Sept. 13 Anna Maria commission meet-
ing came to a screeching halt at the news of a volun-
tary evacuation order for a tropical storm, the commis-
sion took care of one item of business.
With Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh absent to attend to
matters at the Manatee County Emergency Operations
Center and Commissioner Jay Hill also absent, com-
missioners heard a request from Joan Perry asking that
Anna Maria pay one-fourth of the cost for transcripts
for the challenge against the City of Bradenton over the
proposed Arvida development on Perico Island.
Manatee County, Bradenton Beach and Holmes
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Saturday's bake sale in front of Puhlix in Holmes Beach raised $629 for the
Widow's and Children's Fund of the New York Firefighter and Police Associa-
tion, according to event organizers at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
An additional $160 was placed in a firefighter's boot at the sale to also benefit
the New York victims and families. Brian Faasse, Mary Metcalf Jessi Cramer,
Fred Rosario and Steven Faasse pitched in at the sale. Islander Photo: J.L.
Joe Rohr of Orlando and Bill Maik of Tampa took home an impressive winner's
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Caught in the WAVE
Anna Maria Elementary School students recognized for civic achievements Sept.
28 at the We Are Very Exceptional "WAVE" awards include: Olivia Roemer,
Stephen Cline, Emma Carper, Hailey Dearlove, Breslyn Reiber, Trina Rizzo,
Stephanie Schenck, Rita Lott. Barbara VanAndel, Francis Bergeron, Burns
Easterling, Haley Hutchison, Lance Durham, Nathaniel Ellsworth, Chelsea
Hutchison, Brittany Bibee, Celia Ware, Zachary Geerearts and Shannon Waring.
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Mama Lo's in Anna Maria and a coupon for a Subway Kids Pack.
Anna Maria visits Anna Maria
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England, visiteldfriend Amcanda Hopfsv -
class at Anna Maria Elementary -
School. Spencer met Hopf'on the beach ,
during her family's two-week visit to "
Anna Maria Island and asked if she .: ,
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Monday, Oct. 8
Breakfast: French Toast Sticks with
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Lunch: Chicken Nuggets with Roll, or
Junior Cuban Sandwich, Tater Tots,
Tuesday, Oct. 9
Breakfast: Sausage with Toast, Yogurt,
Lunch: Beef-a-Roni with Roll, or
Breaded Chicken Patty on a Bun, Green
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Wednesday, Oct. 10
Breakfast: Pancake with Syrup, Yogurt,
Lunch: Cheeseburger or Tuna Sandwich,
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Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs with Toast,
Lunch: Macaroni and Cheese with a
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Breakfast: Cinnamon Toast, Yogurt,
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PAGE 18 O(CT. 2001 M THE ISLANDER
Contenders put distance between themselves, pretenders
With the September schedule now a thing of the
past, teams are starting to jockey for first-place posi-
tions in Divisions I, II, and III in the Anna Maria Island
Community Center Soccer League.
Division I is currently led by LaPensee Plumbing
with a 4-0-1 record, thanks to their 3-2 victory over Mr.
Repair It Man on Monday night. Division II has a battle
shaping up between undefeated Mr. Bones and once-
beaten Air & Energy. The Island Spirits are firmly in
control of Division III with a perfect 5-0 record, three
games ahead of Jessie's and Air America, who battled
to 3-3 on Monday night.
There are still a lot of games to be played, but
teams will soon learn they can't afford to fall any fur-
ther behind the front runners.
In Division Ill action, Jessie's Island Store and Air
America waged war against each other for 60 minutes
and wound up in a tie.
Sage Geeraerts gave Air America an early lead
when she blasted in a shot from the right side five min-
utes into the game for a 1-0 lead. Air America got the
equalizer on a sketchy goal three minutes later. Air
America had a throw-in deep in their offensive zone
and Alex Wright threw the ball toward the goal, where
it deflected off a defender and found the back of the net
to extend their lead to 2-0.
Both teams had other chances to score as the first half
wound down. Broderick West took a free kick for Jessie's
that had "goal" written all over it, but the Air America
keeper made a nice save to deny West. As the half came
to a close, Air America's Jordan Sebastiano got loose on
- a breakaway, but the Jessie's keeper came off his line to
pressure Sebastiano. forcing his shot wide of the goal.
The second half saw Jessie's come out determined
to get back into the game. West settled a clearing pass
30 yards from the goal and ripped a shot through traf-
fic that found the back of the net to halve the score,
making it 2-1 Air America. Jessie's was really apply-
ing offensive pressure, but time after time, Air America
defender Ally Titsworth came through with hard tack-
les o deny Jessie's a goal.
Jessie's finally broke through, getting consecutive
goals from Dylan King to take the lead in the game.
Sage Geeraerts challenges for the ball as Forest Sc'hield attempts a pass.
The first goal came when King ran onto a throw-in up
the right side and blasted it past the goalie to tie the
score. Two minutes later. King again got loose up the
right side thanks to a nice pass from Forest Schield. He
beat the goalie at the far post with an almost identical
shot, giving Jessie's their first lead of the game.
Air America got a hit lucky a few minutes later
when Jessie's keeper punted the hall from the top of the
box. His punt was ,shanked and went directly to Alex
Wright, who hit a nice left-footed shot up and over the
defense and into the goal.
With the score tied 3-3, Sebastiano stole the ball at
midfield and raced in with only Jessie's keeper Kevin
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cut back, but before he could pull the trigger, Callahan
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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 18
right where Blake Wilson stood ready. Wilson ran up and
hit a hard shot, but defender Chris Callahan was there to
block the shot and preserve the tie.
The second game of the night was a matchup of the
top two teams in Division I undefeated LaPensee
Plumbing and once-beaten Mr. Repair It Man.
Blake Tyre took it upon himself early in the game
when he settled a clearing pass 45 yards out, juked two
defenders up the left side before hitting a right-footed
rocket off LaPensee keeper Kelsey Bachman's hand
and into the goal. Brentt DeLeon,almost extended Re-
pair It Man's lead two minutes later when he found
himself alone on the left side after a throw-in. He hit a
nice shot, but keeper Bachman came up with the save.
For much of the remainder of the first i.ll. LIaPensee
Plumbing kept the ball in the Repair It end of the field, but
they couldn't beat keeper Kevin Gruenke. Gruenke came
up with half dozen saves, denying Namoi Osborne twice
from the right side, and stopping Kevin Kirn from point-
blank range. Gruenke also stoned Bystrom fiom in close
after he received a cross from Osborne.
LaPensee finally broke through late in the half
when Bystrom retrieved a loose ball at the 30-yard line,
beat two defenders and hit a low shot off the post and
into the goal to tie the score at I -I.
The second half was a physical battle that saw
LaPensee defender Miranda Massey and Repair It de-
fender Kate Gazzo "laying the wood" on anyone who
tried to get past them.
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LaPensee took their first lead of the game on some
nice passing between Bachman, Bystrom, and Kirn.
Kirn stole the ball and carried the ball up the right side
before passing inside to Bystrom, who had to fight off
Gazzo before passing quickly outside to Bachman, who
beat one defender before rocketing a shot off the far
post and into the goal for a 2-1 lead.
Three minutes later, Bystrom got fouled at the top
of the box and received a free kick. Bystrom chipped
the ball up and over the defensive wall and off the
keeper's hands for a 3-1 LaPensee lead.
Trailing by two goals, Mr. Repair It Man applied
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Island police reports
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Sept. 21, 500 block of Spring Avenue, disturbance.
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Sept. 25, 10101 Gulf Drive, Bistro at Island's End,
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Sept. 27, 200 block of Gladiolus Street, neighbor
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Sept. 24, 200 block of North Harbor Drive, bur-
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Tunnel talk, storm predictions and terrorist readings
The new "Old Farmer's Almanac 2002" is avail-
able now. If you don't have a copy, get one.
As a lover of trivia, I find that the publication ful-
fills my demand for worthless information. For in-
stance, there is an article on the Holland Tunnel that
runs between Manhattan and New Jersey under the
Hudson River. Apparently the Holland Tunnel is one
of the great engineering feats of all time, and is "vir-
tually invisible" as far as its acclaim goes.
Did you know that one of the biggest problems the
tunnel engineer, Clifford Holland, had to face was get-
ting the vehicle-produced carbon monoxide out of the
1.75-mile-long tunnel? He solved the problem by
building exhaust fans in two !0-story buildings at each
end of the tunnel which cause the air to be cleaned
every 90 seconds.
And did you know that work started on each side
of the river, and met in the middle?
Or that Holland died of a heart attack the night
before the two tunnels became one?
The Holland Tunnel cost $48 million to build.
Work started in 1920, and the passage was opened
to traffic in 1927. Today it serves 50,000 vehicles
Hey, Florida Department of Transportation! Don't
forget the idea of a tunnel if indeed a replacement for
the Anna Maria Bridge is deemed necessary. I'll even
offer a name for it, after the District I Secretary David
Twiddy the Twiddy Tunnel.
How do they know these things?
Probably the biggest highlight of the "Almanac" is
the weather forecasts. Using what I guess is chicken
entrails or crystal balls or, more likely, pretty sophis-
ticated computer modeling, the book's publishers are
able to come up with by-the-week weather predictions
a year in advance.
I dug out the 2001 book and looked up September.
For Florida from Sept. 12-20 they predict "tropical
storm possible." As you remember, Tropical Storm
Gabrielle hit Venice and marched up the coast on the
morning of Sept. 14.
So I'm taking more note that usual with the fore-
cast in the "Almanac" for Oct. 8-1 1,2001, and its
"tropical storm possible."
Speaking of Gabrielle, the 70-plus mph sustained
winds did a real number on trees on the Island and else-
where in Manatee County. The folks at Waste Manage-
ment figure something like 180,000 cubic yards of
debris will have to be picked up and hauled off, a num-
ber that's too big for me to be able to grasp.
I've heard a lot of talk about why the trees tumbled.
The most common belief is that thanks to the three-
year-long drought, the root systems had come to the
surface to get whatever moisture they could and, with-
out the normal deep roots, trees were more susceptible
to wind damage.
Another popular theory was that the trees were
more brittle than usual thanks to the drought and, in-
stead of bending, limbs were breaking right and left.
Not true. according to Mike Holsinger, the
Sarasota County Extension Agent.
"Some observers speculated that Gabrielle blew
over trees whose root systems were weakened by the
prolonged drought," Holsinger wrote in the Sarasota
Herald-Tribune. "I have seen no scientific evidence
that this was the case. In fact, I might suspect that the
reverse could be true that in drought, tree roots
would expand in search of water, not contract, thus
making them stronger, not weaker."
Well, sure, that makes sense.
He added that trees with dense canopies provide a
wind "sail" that would make it easier for the wind to
push them over. Add the 8-plus inches of rain to satu-
rate the soil, and there's nothing solid for the trees to
grip. Oopsie, over it goes.
Isolated trees also don't have the protection of their
brothers and sisters to bolster them. A good case in
point is the Longboat Key golf courses and the scat-
tered trees throughout the fairways. Something like 200
trees went down on the golf courses there.
And non-native plantings aren't designed to with-
stand the force of tropical storms like trees that are used
to such "wind events." How many mangroves or live
oaks did you see come down, versus gold trees or Aus-
The solution to tree trouble in future wind storms
is simple: Plant native trees and keep them pruned and
And remember the advice from Jim Kissick: If you
plant Australian pines in your yard or along a road,
keep them topped to a height that is equal to the dis-
tance from your house or highway. If the tree blows
over, it won't damage anything.
Carol Sandidge at the Tingley Memorial Library in
Bradenton Beach reports that things are very slow in
library circles. "With everything happening, people just
don't seem to want to read," she said.
It's true that it's hard to break away from the news.
But if you can, here are a few topical titles you may
want to catch up on.
You've probably read of the University of South
Florida professor who was suspended after his appear-
ance on a TV talk show and subsequent threats against
the school. Well, Bradenton-based author James
Macomber's book "Bargained For Exchange" is a tale
of a terrorist plot involving a college professor, too. It's
a good read that is especially poignant in light of the
events on Sept. I 1.
Another good read is "The Hot Zone," by Richard
Preston. The book goes into really more detail than you
probably want of the most lethal of diseases, the ebola
virus. When I read it a few years ago I found that, at the
end of the first chapter, I was holding the book about
as far away from me as I could, wishing I had a pair of
rubber gloves. Adding to the scariness was the fact that
I'd borrowed the book from a friend who had termites
in his house, and the novel had termite holes scattered
through a lot of pages. Eek!
Both books are probably at local libraries, or you
can pick up copies at Circle Books on St. Ai mand. for
sure. Enjoy, I guess.
"The Old Farmer's Almanac" is the country's old-
est continuously published periodical, first hitting the
newsstands or whatever they had back then in
1792. Makes The Islander's soon-to-be nine-year an-
niversary seem somewhat slight, doesn't it'?
Jack and Judie ELan of Anna Maria
check their Inewspaper, their grandsons
and notes of another Egan in Austin.
Texas. Young R\'an Neshitt occupies
'grandpa while Connor is w'itih inoin Shea
Nesbitt. The Neshitts live in the Austin
suburb of Cedar Park. Egan is The
Islander''s editorial cartoonist.
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THE ISLANDER U OCT. 3, 2001 0 PAGE 23
Keep moving around and you'll find fish, despite red tide
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Red tide has again slowed fishing action in the
backwater, but offshore action remains good with killer
catches of grouper and snapper.
It's important to remember that the current red tide
bloom is a patchy thing: it may be bad at Longboat Pass
but the water may be clear at Bean Point, or vice versa.
Keep moving around and you'll find the fish and, with
the watertemperature dropping thanks to the mini-cold
front early this week, fishing should be pretty excep-
Capt. Curt Morrison and Capt. Ryan Hackney
on the Neva-MNiss are finding gag and red grouper up
.to 15 pounds, mackerel and a few dolphin while fish-
ing out in the Gulf.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle reports
backwater fishing has slowed due to another red tide
outbreak. Offshore, action is still excellent, with good
catches of grouper and snapper.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business said he's still
doing well with mackerel in the Gulf. but he's got to
go all the way to the Sunshine Skyway Bridge area to
get any bait. In the backwater, he's getting into some
Backwater Near Shore Up.to 7 miles out in the Gulf
Snook Redfish Trout Flounder Mackerel Snapper
Light Tackle Fishing Reservations a must
Tackle, bait, ice, fishing license provided!
Captain Mike Heistand U.S.C.G. Lic.
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Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach said he's getting a few reds and some
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
wade fishers are finding the angling action excellent.
with nice-sized keeper snook and reds being landed in
Palma Sola Bay thanks to good-sized shrimp.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he's finding redfish in Bishop Harbor and
snook in Terra Ceia Bay.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide out of
Holmes Beach said he hasn't been able to get out much,
but when lhe can he's finding red grouper up to 10
pounds, plus lane and mangrove snapper offshore.
Capt. Mark Bradow said he's finding redfish
around the docks and trout on the seagrass flats.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
those fishers who are going out are doing well with
snook and reds in Terra Ceia Bay and the Manatee
River, plus some black drum are being caught in the cut.
On my boat Magic, we've been catching redfish in
Terra Ceia Bay and Miguel Bay, plus a few flounder
Good luck and good fishing.
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S- .won of Kathy
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Steve White had to help Amanda and Emily hold up
their catch, a 34-inch-long snook caught on a shiner
iudler the Anna Maria Bridge. Good fishing, girls!
Islander Photo: Bonner Joy
Winners in the Sept. 29 horseshoe games
were Tom Skoloda of Anna Maria and Neil
Sweerus of Bradenton. Runners-up were Jack
Cooper and Gene Snedeker, both of Holmes
Winners in the Sept. 26 games were Ron
Pepka of Bradenton and Bill Starrett of Anna
Maria. Runners-up were Jim Spencer of Holmes
Beach and Sweerus.
The weekly contests get under way at 9 a.m.
every Wednesday and Saturday at Anna Maria
City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no
membership fees and everyone is welcome.
Advertising works fast in The Islander.
Deep-Sea fishing aboard
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IPAGE 24 N OCT. 3. 2001 0 THE ISLANDER
Island property sales
1801 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, a 1,080 sfla 2bed/
2bath condo built in 1978, was sold 7/31/01, Michaels
to Reetz, for $184,500.
204 57th St., Holmes Beach, a 2,427 sfla duplex
built in 1953 on a 75x 17 lot, was sold 8/2/01, Mione
to Sanders, for $307,000; list $319,900.
210 68th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,563 sfla 3bed/
2bath/lcar home built.in 1968 on a 74xl 10 lot, was
sold 8/1/01, Meylan to Sabow, for $279,900; list
262 S. Harbor Dr., Holmes Beach, a 1,500 sfla
3bed/2bath/2car home built in 1992 on a 50x 01 lot,
was sold 7/31/01, Dacus to Doppelheuer, for $272,000;
Rose Schnoerr led in all three categories of
excellence at the Coldwell Banker Residential
Real Estate Inc. Anna Maria Island office during
August, the company has announced. She was
tops in new listings, units sold and volume of
3716 Gulf Dr., Hdlmes Beach, a Gulffront 943 sfla
2bed/lbath/2car home built in 1940 on a 100x 128 lot,
was sold 8/1/01, Alonso & Cigarran to Sarenpa for
$800,000 who then sold to Sea Shell Beach Inc. for
$950,000; list $825,000.
415 Spring, Anna Maria, a 1200 sfla 3bed/2bath/
Icar home built in 1954 on a 78x145 lot, was sold 7/
31/01, Wight to Young, for $215,000; list $275,000.
423 Magnolia, Anna Maria, a canalfront 1,283 sfla
2bed/2.5bath/l car home built in 1972 on a 79x 160 lot,
was sold 8/2/01, Wall to Ellsworth, for $300,000; list
603 Emerald, Holmes Beach, a two-sided
canalfront 1,656 sfla 2bed/2bath/2car/pool home built
in 1969 on a I lOxl 15 lot, was sold 7/31/01, M&M to
Bowes, for $202,970.
7902 Palm Dr., Holmes Beach, a 3,708 sfla4-plex
with pool built in 1982 on a 160x163x190x50 lot, was
sold 7/30/01, Courtney to Taylor Family TruSt., for
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1007 Gulf Dr N, Bradenton Beach, 109 Summer
Sands, a 2bed/2bath 1,536 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built
in 1982, was sold 8/10/01, Dimitroff to Slater, for
$295,000; list $337,000.
1801 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 256 Runaway
Bay, a 691 sfla Ibed/Ibath condo built in 1978, was
sold 8/10/01, Martin to Folkerts, for $130,000; list
200 S. Harbor Dr., Holmes Beach, a canalfront
5bed/4.5bath 4-plex built in 1959 on a 93x 106 lot, was
sold 8/10/01, Verhulst to Gallagher, for $485,000; list
226 Oak, Anna Maria, a canalfront 3,284 sfla 4bed/
2.5bath/2car home built in 1980 on a 75x148 lot, was
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a preferred split bedroom design. Amenities include ceramic
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sold 8/8/01, Robertson to Miller, for $550,000; list
2414 Avenue C, Bradenton Beach, a 1,600 sfla
4bed/4bath duplex built in 1979 on a 50x 100 lot, was
sold 8/10/01, Esser to Cain, for $207,500.
2600 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 19 Anna Maria
Island Club, a Gulffront 1,188 sfla 2bed/2bath condo
built in 1984, was sold 8/6/01, Cervenka to Boiling, for
$388,000; list $399,900.
2700 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 204 Ocean Park
Terrace, a 1,350 sfla 2bed/3bath condo built in 1982,
was sold 8/8/01, Murphy to Petcoff, for $312,000.
103 47th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,816 sfla home
built in 1945 on a 10x 100 lot, was sold 8/16/01, Storp
to McClenahan, for $530,000.
3601 E. Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 112 Sandy Pointe
B2, a 931 sfla 2bed/2bath/2car condo built in 1994, was
sold 8/14/01, FBVS Ag Ltd. to Morris, for $147,000;
518 72nd St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront 3bed/
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2bath/2car home built in 1972 on a 95x117 lot, was
sold 8/13/01, Wensing to Belsito for $368,000, who
then sold to Tobias for $408,000.
5808 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 109 Waters Edge,
a 1,048 sfla condo built in 1974, was sold 8/16/01,
Oliver to Shardell, for $440,000.
601 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 201 Gulf Watch,
a 2bed/2bath 1282 sfla condo built in 1986, was sold
8/13/01, Goodman to Husted, for $115,000.
704 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a 60x85 bayfront
lot, was sold 8/17/01, Campana to McGough, for
117 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach, a 3,500 sf com-
mercial building built in 1955 on a 50x100 lot along
with two parking lots (115 Bridge St. & 112 Third St.
S.), was sold 8/24/01, Schymanek to Sniadach, for
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3001 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
201 North Harbor Drive. ........................ $899,000
2306 Canasia Drive ....... ...........$895,000
722 Key Royale Drie . .............. .$569,000
122 Hammock Rd ...... ... ....... $405,000
525 Bayview Place....................... .$395,000
ISLANDOMES... CONDOS & LOTS
Bradenton Beach Club ................ rom '500,000
210 671h St.. .............. ................ g449,000
203 North Harbor ................................. $439,000
Beachualk Townhomes New Project .... from $434.900
411 Spring Ave ................................ NEW $380,000
308 57th Street ..................................... $369,000
4002 6th Ave. ........................................ $369,000
212 750h St ............................... NEW $262,000
710 North Shore lot .................................$299,000
107B 73rd St ................................. NEW $239,000
2500 Gulf Drive.......................... ...$825,000
308 57th St. ...................... .. ...........$369,000
106 7th St ........................................... $849,000
104 23rd Street North ...........................$599,999
2418 90th St. NW ................................$3,495.000
7419 8th Ave. NW ................................$229,900
Regatta Pointe Condo ..............................$199,000
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THE ISLANDER m OCT. 3. 2001 U PAGE 27
TWO MCGREGOR PUTTERS: 1920 Hickory shaft
and 1950 glass shaft. $75 for both. Call 792-4274.
SHARP Hi8 VIEWCAM. Model 875. Three-inch color
LCD screen, 220x digital 200m, hi-fi audio, touch
screen controls, extra battery, charger, AV hook-ups.
Less than one year old, in mint condition. Retail $369,
asking $300. 748-6222.
CABLE BOXES. View your favorite movie channels.
One-year warranty. (877) 827-3316.
FUTON. Metal frame and mattress. Good condition,
YOGA AND MEDITATION with Harmony Feldman.
Classes begin Tuesday, Oct. 2. Beginners- 4pm,
advanced beginners- 2pm, mixed levels- 5:30pm.
FREE KITTENS to good home. Three to choose
from: Two orange males, and one gray-striped fe-
ROSER THRIFT SHOP open Tuesday and Thurs-
day, 9:30am-2pm. Saturday, 9am-noon. Wednesday,
9am-11 am, donations only. Always sales racks. 511
Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 779-2733.
RUMMAGE SALE Friday, Oct. 5, 9am-lpm. Bikes,
clubs, lots of stuff. St. Bernard Activity Center, 43rd
St., Holmes Beach.
GOOD YARD SALE. Friday, Oct. 5, and Saturday,
Oct. 6, 8am. If rained-out sale, will be Friday, Oct. 12,
and Saturday, Oct. 13, 8am. Odds and ends, clothes,
etc. 408 North Shore Drive, Anna Maria.
PALMA SOLA Presbyterian Mission Mart. Saturday,
Oct. 13, 8am-4pm. Furniture, clothing, toys, books,
kitchen-ware, and much more. 6510 3rd Avenue West.
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
dachshunds for coast-to-coast dachshund rescue.
Call Shona at 941-761-2642 for information.
1990 CADILLAC FLEETWOOD. Good condition.
$1,700, or best offer. 778-3597.
2000 TOYOTA CAMRY. Loaded, all options. CD,
sunroof, leather, etc. Call after 5pm, weekdays, 795-
1332. Ask for Olivia.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything
else in The Islander, 778-7978.
LARGE AND LUXURIOUS houseboat for sale,
$62,000. Shown by appointment only. Call for more
BOAT SLIP for rent. Convenient to 63rd Street boat
ramp, Seaside Gardens. Call 778-5719.
27-FOOT PONTOON with 1999 Honda 90-HP en-
gine, excellent condition, 8-by-10-foot full enclosure,
new seats, new bottom paint. 778-2761.
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Call anytime for a consultation.
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OPENING DOORS TO MANATEE COUNTY
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 WATERFRONT PARCEL with sea-
wall on sailboat water. "As is" home or build
your dream home. Great waterfront opportu-
nity. $299,900. Sandy Drapala. 749-5797 or
Kathy Marcinko, 713-1100. 73055
BRADEN RIVER SECLUDED GATED WA-
TERFRONT ESTATE. 1 +/- acre on the river
with Gulf access, 4BR residence with attached
two-car garage, office/craft room. Separate
garage/boat house, shed, boat dock, davits,
hoist and boat ramp. $495,000. Don Lewis.
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.
RARE 1.1 +/- PARCEL. Palma Sola Park.
French cottage, upstairs apartment and de-
tached garage with apartment built in 1925.
Red-hollow tile and stucco construction. Large
two-story high living room with fireplace.
S250,000. Don Lewis, 319-0323. 74139
FABULOUS FAMILY HOME in prestigious
Riverview Landings. Beautiful new kitchen with
Corian counters. Enormous family room, great
screened pool with outdoor kitchen and large
lanai. Live the wonderful Florida life. $444,900.
Julie DeSear, 794-3041. 77734
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kids for $5/hour. Please call Sarah 778-7622, or
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OPPORTUNITIES: HONEST, DEPENDABLE, ener-
getic people. Waitress, breakfast daily; cleaning, bed
and breakfast and mc:el; laundry. Call 778-6335.
SPORTS AND FE/ FURE writer for thriving weekly
newspaper. Journalism experience a must. Mail, fax
or e-mail rebdme Ti e Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, FL. 34217. Fax 778-9392, e-mail
news @ islander.org.
CALLING Al VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet inte 3s ng people from around the world? Are
you interested in learning the history of Anna Maria
Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Library.
Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-6247.
LONGBOAT KEY CENTER for the Arts is seeking a
computer-knowledgeable, front-desk receptionist.
POS experience desirable; will train. Full-time, or
negotiable part-time hours, October through April. $8/
hour. Call Diane Harrison, 383-2345, or send resume
and letter of interest to LBKCA, 6860 Longboat Drive
S. Longboat Key FL 34228.
MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, patio gar-
dens, trimming, clean-up, edgings, more. Hard-work-
ing and responsible. Excellent references. Edward
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LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
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BATHROOM REMODELING. Water damaged dry-
wall, tiling, texturing, painting. Reliable, over 20 years
experience. Call Fred, 752-7758 or 545-6141, cell.
COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your com-
puter misbehaving? Certified computer service and
private lessons. Special $10 per hour- free advice.
SOS SERVICES. Full-service cleaning/organization
for your entire home. Professional, experienced, and
references. Free estimates. Call Sharon, 920-1992.
LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available
evening, weekend. For any computer needs-hard-
ware, software, network, commercial, private. Call
HURRICANE PROTECTION for your home.
Choose shutters or Glass Sentinel, a super-strength
protective shield. Call ESP Island Shutters.
Licensed, insured, free estimates. Call 778-2840.
ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING for great results,
wash away mildew, dirt and salt. Thorough, reason-
able and reliable. Free estimates, licensed and in-
TODD LASOTA TILE and handyman service. Tile
work, painting, some electrical, appliance repair,
automotive, maintenance, odd jobs, miscellaneous
repairs. Call 383-5623.
WEST COAST NUISANCE Wildlife Service. Call us
for problems with raccoons, snakes, possums or
any nuisance animals. Lic. by F.W.C. On call 24-
hours, call 941-778-3455.
PROPERTY CARETAKER. I will look after your resi-
dential, rental or commercial property in terms of se-
curity, regular upkeep, light maintenance, tidiness, etc.
Dependable. References. Call 778-7462.
TWO CHEFS PERSONAL CHEF SERVICES-Ca-
tering to your every need. Holidays, special occa-
sions, private dinners, packages. Gift certificates
available. 778-4532. www.two-chefs-catering.com.
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.
DREAMIN' OF A CLEAN HOUSE? Don't have a
magic lamp? Then pick up your phone and call your
local Jeanie at Chamberlain Professional Cleaning.
References available. 545-5510.
DEPENDABLE, ENERGETIC TEAM of two with six
years of excellent references. To clean you home,
business or rental. Call Melissa, 747-5199.
HOUSE CLEANING. Experienced, reliable, flexible
hours. References available. Call Cindy Mora, day
or evening, 792-8327.
ROYAL MAID SERVICE. Licensed, bonded, insured.
Professional, experienced maids. Free estimates, gift
certificates available. Call now; 727-9337 or72-SWEEP.
PHOTOGRAPHY. Fall specials! Experienced Island hus-
band/wife team offer professional wedding day photos,
and glamour orfamily 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 instal-
lation. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and trees.
Irrigation and pest control service. Everything Under
the Sun Garden Centre, 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes
SHELL DELIVERED and spread. $27 a yard. Haul-
ing: all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free esti-
mates. Call Larry at 795-7775.
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#
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. 35-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at
CHRISTIES PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction.
Free estimates, no overtime charges. Now certify-
ing back flow at water meters. (FL#RF0038118) 778-
3924 or 778-4461.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and'more by
Hunter Douglas and other major manufacturers. Life-
time warranty. Call Island resident Keith Barnett for
a fiee 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 sup-
plied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt,
reliable, many Island references. Call Neil, 726-
GRIFFITHS' ISLAND PAINT/ paper services: Inte-
rior/exterior painting, pressure washing and wallpa-
per. For prompt, reliable service at reasonable rates,
call Kevin at 778-2996. Husband/wife team.
ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodeling,
repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths. Free
#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.
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Serving Bradenton and the Islands
Colleen M. Fitzpatrick 795-5235
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.
HANDY ANTHONY. Jack of most trades. Home re-
furbishing and detailing, 778-6000.
MIKE McCALEB, ARCHITECT, P.A. 10-year Island
resident, 25 years experience. Remodels, new
homes, commercial. FEMA, DEP, waterfront. #AR-
UGLY MAILBOX? Mailbox makeovers, curb-appeal.
Special: standard aluminum mailbox, four-by-four
post; sealed, painted, planted, $65. Deluxe/custom
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.
Beautiful unit, great location, heated pool, washer/
dryer, garage, much more! 713-0096 for more infor-
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB: Direct Gulf front 2BR/
2BA. Great fall rates! August-December 2001. Ask
-about our Fall 2001 and May 2002 Golf Special.
Frank (716) 454-7434.
STEPS TO THE BEACH. 2BR/1BA with washer/
dryer, screened lanai. $800/monthly, utilities not in-
ANNA MARIA ANNUAL 2BR/2BA large, open floor
plan, tastefully decorated, new appliances, washer/
dryer, ground level. 142 Cresent, Anna Maria.
$1,200/month or $1,400/month with six month
lease. Call Bob, (813) 839-3800.
2BR/1BA DUPLEX with large screened lanai in
Anna Maria. Annual lease required, no pets. First,
last and secLrrity. 792-8817.
ANNUAL ONLY 2BR/1BA directly on Gulf in
Bradenton Beach. $1,000/month, assurity/security
required with contract. 792-2779.
ANNUAL RENTAL Holmes Beach 1BR/1BA $600/
month. Also, 2BR/1BA $750, Available immediately.
First, last and security. 795-7805.
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 778-1098.
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-
SEASONAL FURNISHED new home in Anna Maria.
2BR/2BA, elevated. One block to beach. Available
now through April. (813) 251-9201.
BEACH RENTAL 2BR/1BA, completely furnished.
One house from Gulf. No pets. Available October-
Dec. 15. Two-week minimum. (813) 689-0925.
BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED canalfront home 3BR/
2BA. 524 75th St., Holmes Beach. Available now
thru January. $1,750/month, includes tax. (941)
920-1558 or (941) 485-1373.
SAN REMO SHORES. 2BR/2BA on canal. One car
garage, annual rental. Available now. First, last,
SEASONAL FURNISHED RENTAL Holmes Beach.
2BR/1BA elevated house. $1,200/month, plus tax.
Available through December 2001. 778-5908.
2BR/2BA ANNUAL UNFURNISHED. Bright and
spacious, new kitchen, appliances, tile, washer/
dryer, etc. Quiet, secure neighborhood close to
beach. $895/month, first, last, and security. Small
pet considered, non-smokers preferred. 778-9798,
778-4573, or (305) 296-1127.
ANNA MARIA 2BR upstairs apartment. Available
now through March. Nicely decorated. Located
fourth house from shore. (616) 754-6349.
HOLMES BEACH TOWNHOUSE. Steps to beach.
Annual 2BR/1.5BA, washer/dryer, ceiling fans, cen-
tral air-conditioning, quiet area, central location, no
pets, $795/month. 778-6743.
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1BR AND 2BR SEASONAL. $1,600 to $1,800/
month. Call T. Dolly Young Real Estate, 778-0807.
CLEAN AND UPDATED 2BR/2BA ground-level,
annual rental near beach in Holmes Beach. $850/
month. Marina Pointe Realty Co., 779-0732.
2BR/2BA BRAND NEW DUPLEX. 2308 Avenue B,
Bradenton Beach. $950/month. First, last, and se-
curity. 755-7176 or 778-3609
2BR/2BA CONDO. Overlooks Grassy Point.
Washer/dryer, ceramic floors. Close to shopping
and beach. Clean, unfurnished annual, $1,050/
BRADENTON BEACH waterfront. 1BR and 2BR
apartments with balcony. Newly renovated, fully-
furnished. Very clean, private. Week, month, sea-
son, or long-term. 778-4555.
ANNUAL RENTALS! 1 BR and 2BR units available..
Prices range $625 to $850/month. Call Fran Maxon
Real Estate, 778-2307.
BRADENTON BEACH 2BR/2BA, two-car garage.
Annual rental, large office, spacious deck overlook-
ing Gulf. Call for cost and details. 779-1009.
CONDO WITH SLIP, 2BR/2BA, second floor, glass
front overlooking beautiful water and Island view
with wildlife for nature lover's delight. Walk-in clos-
ets, fireplace, cable, heated pool and covered park-
ing. Dock with power, water, lights and dock box.
Short canal. In sight of Longboat Pass to Gulf. Ex-
cellent storm protection. Quiet and safe, west
Bradenton/Tidy Island area. Non-smokers, no pets,
adults only. Annual lease, $1,150/month. 794-1604.
SEASONAL HOMES near beach. 2BR/1BA, $900/
month; 2BR/2BA, $1,600/month. Discounts avail-
able, (941) 721-4078, cell (941) 730-4078.
ANNA MARIA 1 BR apartment. Close to beach, fully
furnished, utilities included. Annual or seasonal,
WATERFRONT, SEASONAL in the heart of Anna
Maria, Newly remodeled 2BR/2BA. Fantastic views.
Walk to everything. 778-5482.
ROOMMATE WANTED to share apartment. Fur-
nished bedroom, bath, kitchen, washer/dryer. One
professional person only. References. Available
Nov. 1. 778-4192.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL 2BR/1BA. Great neigh-
borhood. Steps to bay, beach and shopping. No
pets. First, last, security. $775/month. 778-5482.
BEAUTIFUL BRADENTON BEACH waterfront.
1BR/1BA with boat dock. 779-9074.
ANNA MARIA CANALFRONT home. Furnished, up-
graded through-out. 2BR/2BA, family room, sunset ter-
race, dock, garage, laundry. Monthly or weekly. (813) 991 -
5462. E-mail: Paradisekey@att.net.
BEAUTIFUL EFFICIENCY. Fully furnished, one
block to beach, utilities and local phone service in-
cluded. Available now through Dec. 15. 720-6487.
PRISTINE UPSCALE beach rental. Available No-
vember through April. 3BR/2.5BA, sleeps eight
maximum. Steps to beach, many extras. Non-smok-
ing, no pets. A piece of paradise you will never for-
get. $1,000/week or $3,000/month. (813) 417-7744,
(813) 787-7734, or (813) 875-7744.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL rental. 2BR/1BA triplex
unit, near beach. Unfurnished. Water, sewer, gar-
bage collection included. $750/month, first, last,
2BR CANAL HOME, 68 Street, Holmes Beach.
Screened pool, big room by canal, walk-in shower,
washer/dryer, etc. Very clean and nice. Available
January through April. Two-to three-month rental
possible. $2,400/month. (813) 645-0577.
ANNUAL RENTAL. Unfurnished, 2BR/2BA condo.
Washer/dryer, water and cable included. $900/
BAYFRONT CONDO 2BR/2BA. Just steps to Gulf.
Turnkey furnished, new tile, paint, blinds. Unit and
complex in great shape. Elevator, heated pool.
$259,000. Yvonne Higgins at Wagner Real Estate,
WATERFRONT HOME $62,000. It's a large 1BR/
1BA houseboat. Jacuzzi on top deck. Must see to
appreciate. Call 778-3526 for appointment.
WATERFRONT TRIPLEX. 502 South Bay Drive,
Bradenton Beach. All kinds of possibilities.
GULF WATCH CONDO 2BR/2BA, direct bayfront.
Premium upgrades. One of a kind, and below mar-
ket. 601 Gulf Drive N., 720-3400.
LONGBOAT KEY CANALFRONT 3BR/1BA home.
100-by-75-foot lot, easy bay access. One-year war-
ranty includes roof. Priced below appraisal at
$299,000. Call Rich Bohnenberger Realty, 778-0355.
LONGBOAT KEY single-family lots. Nine-home
subdivision on 6.53-acres with only five lots remain-
ing. Boat docks, community pool, neat beach ac-
cess. Priced from $230,000. Smith Realtors. Call
Carol Williams, broker, or Clarke Williams, Realtor,
for details, 744-0700 evenings.
BRING OFFER: Duplex in quiet Holmes Beach lo-
cation. Walk to shops, restaurants, beach. New tile,
fireplace. Just one lot from bay. Asking $269,000.
Yvonne Higgins at Wagner Real Estate, 720-3879.
PALMA SOLA PARK pool home, 4BR/2BA, two-car
garage, 2,450 square feet. Shown by appointment, by
owner. Call days, 809-3100, or evenings, 795-5100.
CANALFRONT/POOL Elevated 2BR/2BA home
with lots of storage. Very nicely turnkey furnished.
Private setting, $379,000. Yvonne Higgins at
Wagner Real Estate, 720-3879.
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35 Election night info
38 Computer grp.
39 You've seen them
40 The"A" of
41 React to gravity
42 Halloween supplies
43 A.C. unit
book about an
53 Prized ones
55 Co. in a 2001 mer
57 Say"y'all," say
59 Serves well done
60 19th-century literal
61 years (old)
hy R.i lolph RIoss / Ediled hy Will Shlorlt
62 & 63 Stele
book about musical roots?
68 It's paid in el pais
72 Y to the max?
73 Giant star of the
76 Church exchange?
77 Ball girl
g 78 Product introduced by a
? North Carolina pharmacist
79 ... Spiegel
Hook" 83 Hailey/King book about
86 Safety grp.
87 Switch extension
op 89 Naval intro
90 New money
91 Like some clocks
93 Atl. crosser
94 Member of a wedding
97 Dershowitz/Shute book
about badly fitting bikinis?
102 One who sees Ethiopia as
as the promised land
103 Old comics flapper
104 Lyricist Harbach
105 Farm female
empire? 108 Zeus' favorite child
110 Terkel/Updike book about
*ger two-income families?
113 From what source
114 Like a good argument
115 They're overcome
ary 116 Pantry
117 007 foe
118 On the line
Hot time on the Riviera
People who are
4 Civic supporter
5 It blows off steam
6 Certain meter reader
7 Shows contempt
8 It may bring wisdom
9 More than a few words
10 Future resident
12 Sign of nervousness
13 Lex. entry
14 Have no for
17 Animal followed by a
18 Atlanta's subway and
24 11/11 honoree
30 Old Red scare grp.
33 Sidewalk racer
34 Monster, so to speak
35 Weathercaster's tool
36 Film star Flynn
37 Sitting ducks
41 Constrict, as a passage
43 Call's partner
44 Part of a copse
45 SALT signatory
47 It may give a sinking
48 Caruso player in "The
49 Mex. neighbor
52 Mexican child
54 Professional prefix
62 Smirnoff rival,
63 Divine name in
64 When Juliet is
compared to the sun
65 Name in many a hymn
66 Five-time Rose Bowl
67 Weather info: Abbr.
68 "La Vie en Rose"
69 Old literary collection
73 Concert hall
74 Latin land
75 Author of "The Other"
77 "Yale __" (1901
78 Mail, in Marseille
81 Pirate's place
82 Big mouth
84 Bulletin board items
85 Arnold's Balsam
(old patent medicine)
88 "How wonderful!"
93 Furnace tender
94 "You _!"
95 Not cook, say
96 Searches high and
97 Swim stroke
99 Poe family
100 Scandinavian country,
to its citizens
105 Name in the Jazz Hall
106 TV Guide span
107 in re: Lat.
109 __ Lingus
111 Unspecified power
112 S.F. is on it in the
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