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"The Best News on Anna Maria Island"
won't mean loss
By Rick Catlin
Ask any lawyer a yes or no question and you'll
likely get a definite answer, maybe.
At least that's the answer Holmes Beach Mayor
Carol Whitmore got to her question about any loss of
city powers under a proposed draft charter for Mana-
tee County presented by Commission Chairman Joe
McClash at the County Elected Officials Meeting Oct.
11 at the Manatee County Civic Center.
Following a presentation by attorney Robert
Nabors and government consultant Larry Arrington on
how a county charter operates to the estimated 40
elected officials attending, Whitmore quickly jumped
to the heart of the matter and the chief concern for
many of the elected officials present by asking "If the
county has a charter, does it interfere with my home
A definite "maybe," responded Arrington.
He claims a county charter will not have an effect
on how a city operates, but would primarily affect three
main areas of interaction between city and county gov-
ernment: comprehensive planning, growth manage-
ment and environmental protection.
When that answer apparently did not satisfy some
elected officials. Nabors quickly explained that a char-
ter is not a "'fundamental change" in how a city oper-
ates. It should, however, bring people "to the table" to
And the issue of the day, and the obvious reason
the commissioners and McClash brought up the idea of
charter government for Manatee County, certainly
seemed to be the proposed Arvida development on
In fact, on the opening page of its information sheet
on county charter government, the commission took
pains to point out that a county charter can reduce con-
flicts-between cities and the county. A county charter
PLEASE SEE CHARTER, PAGE 4
Volume 9, no. 49, Oct. 17, 2001 FREE
Stars and Stripes forever
The Anna Maria Island Privateers decorated their boat with the Stars and Stripes for the remembrance
service in Holmes Beach Oct. I 1. About 80 people attended the event at Holmes Beach City Hall. For more
pictures and information, see inside. Islander Photo: Diana Bogan.
Cortez Bridge maintenance planned
By Paul Roat
"Regular maintenance" onil the Cortez Bridge is
scheduled to begin April 2 and will last about four
months. The work is expected to cause lane closures
Expect lane closures
on Anna Maria Bridge
Continuing inspection of the Anna Maria
Bridge may prompt lane closures and traffic
snarls through Oct. 25, according to the Florida
Department of Transportation.
DOT spokespeople said the delays are part of
the lengthy assessment which is expected to con-
tinue through next spring to determine condition of
the span between Holmes Beach and Perico Island.
Inspection work and delays in traffic will
take place weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
during that period.
That's the word from Florida Department of Trans-
portation spokesperson Marsha Burke. The $409,900
project will include painting the bascule, or draw, and
installation of new pier jackets, or sleeves" on the pil-
ings to protect them from the weather.
"There will be some lane closures during the paint-
ing," Burke said, "but we'll do our best to avoid clo-
sures during peak hours."
Royal Bridge is the contractor that will perform the
regular maintenance of the 44-year-old bridge.
DOT workers performed more than $2 million in
maintenance to the Cortez Bridge in late 1995. Resi-
dents and business owners reluctantly agreed to having
the bridge totally closed to vehicular traffic during the
month of October to speed up the repair project at that
time. However, the discovery of lead-based paint on
the bridge caused the contractor to extend the total clo-
sure of the bridge through early December.
Plenty to do ... Boo!
West Manatee Fire & Rescue volunteers prom-
ise this year's haunted house will be bigger and
better than ever. Scarier, too, with help from the
Anna Maria Island Privateers. The haunted house
will be open Oct. 19-20 and Oct. 26-27, at the "creepy
old fire station", 105 Highland Ave., Bradenton Beach.
Admission is $3, $1 for a second time if you dare.
A street festival and art show in Anna Maria Sat-
urday, Oct. 20, promises to a free fireworks display
around 9 p.m. from the bayfront near the city pier.
Pine Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic, filled
with artists, artisans and musicians, starting at 9 a.m.
Over the bridge, at Northwest Promenade, a
Saturday night "block party" will include Cajun food
from Jonathon's and a variety of fare from Beef
O'Brady's. Music, fun and prize drawings are
scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. and run 'til midnight.
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PAGE 2 m OCT. 17. 2001 M THE ISLANDER
$239,291 bargain on beach: turtle helpers
By Jim Hanson
The sea turtle preservation program is a tremen-
dous bargain for the Island, a win-win-winner for the
turtles and the taxpayer and for the preservationists
When she got right down to facts and figures, Suzi
Fox said, she was astonished at what she was putting
on paper. She holds the state marine turtle preservation
permit for Anna Maria Island.
If the Turtle Watch program were funded by tax-
payers, she figured, the tab would come to $239,291.
The actual charge: Nada. Zero. El zilcho.
That's because her 125 workers are volunteers, mak-
ing sure of life for the endangered sea turtles that annually
nest on the Island's seven miles of beach. There were 168
nests this season, which is in its final days now with only
one nest remaining to hatch. At an average 100 eggs per
nest, that's nearly 17,000 baby turtles carrying on their
species this year from Anna Maria.
"I didn't know what you'd have to pay someone to get
up at 4 in the morning and walk for hours or hold down
an 800-pound turtle with blood all over it," she said.
So she gave her volunteers a mythical $10 per hour
for time spent patrolling the damp early-morning
beach, digging up and transplanting endangered nests,
cleaning up rotten eggs, making sure newborns headed
into the Gulf and not upland, diplomatically moving
curious people away from nests.
She figured the volunteers put in 21,590 hours this
year, making their imaginary payroll $215,900. Train-
ing came to $9,375, permit holders' chores $6,400.
Materials cost a non-imaginary $2,016 for nest
cages, stakes, paint, rope, pliers, gloves and so on.
When female sea turtles like this loggerhead tarry too long on the beach and head toward the Gulf during the
morning, crowds of beachgoers gather. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy
Some $5,600 went to onetime costs such as cell
phones, photos, printing, vehicle and insurance.
That's where the $239,291 went or didn't, actually,
since most of it is imaginary thanks to volunteers.
"Actually, it's priceless," Fox said. "They don't do
it, wouldn't do it, for dollars. They love those magnifi-
There was a dead loggerhead giant on the beach
near Manatee Public Beach as she spoke early in the
week. She and two others had run back and forth from
turtle to shelter during a lightning storm, turning the
decaying turtle over to get photos of all sides, ulti-
mately helping county crews with a front-end loader
move it for disposal.
"I ruined my shoes, and so did the others," she said.
"Lost a tape measure, too. We looked like the Three
Stooges. I needed a bath and clean clothes.
"But that's what we do."
White named code enforcement officer for Anna Maria
Anna Maria resident Chuck White of Spring Av-
enue has been appointed code enforcement officer
for the city of Anna Maria. His nomination as a part-
time employee at a salary of $8,320 annually by
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh must still be approved by
the city commission, which could occur at the next
White brings a long and varied background in
building inspection and code enforcement with him.
He was a certified building inspector and arson in-
vestigator for the State of New York in Denning,
N.Y. He was chairman of the Denning Town Plan-
ning Board for 10 years and served as the emergency
management officer in Denning. In addition, White
served as deputy emergency management officer for
Ulster County in New York. Prior to his retirement,
he worked at a YMCA camp in the Catskill Moun-
tains where he was building inspector and code en-
forcement officer for more
than 130 buildings on the
He and wife SueLynn
came to Anna Maria seven
years ago from Tavares,
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THE ISLANDER 0 OCT. 17, 2001 0 PAGE 3
Taser gun results in
Ssus..s pension at
The Islancder learned this week student was that emit electr
suspended fiom Jiland Middle School,somretme ing uncontrolla
last week pending'anfinvestigation into allegations rary paralysis.
a student brought a Taser gun to school: Holmes Be
Both school officials and the Holmes Beach investigation is
Police Department refuse to comment on the inci- completing affi
dent until the investigation is completed, but IMS A Manatee
Director Jeanne Shell confirmed the problem in- said the board I
volves a Taser that was brought to school by a stu- ons, but charter
dent. board's policy,
An Air Taser is a non-lethal weapon that looks ter school folio
like a pistol but uses compressed air to fire two darts guidelines.
ical signals taser waves caus-
ble muscle contractions and tempo-
each Officer Pete Lannon said his,
ongoing and he is in the process of
davits on the incident.
County School Board spokesperson
has a no-tolerance policy on weap-
schools are not required to adopt the
although Shell said the Island char-
'ws the school board's disciplinary
County officials have received federal blessing to
go out to bid on the beach renourishment project along
the Gulf shore of most of Anna Maria Island.
However, it appears unlikely that sand will be com-
ing ashore much before Jan. 15 of next year. And it
may be stalled until April 15.
County officials had been awaiting approval of
design plans for the estimated $10 million beach
renourishment project from the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers for about a year. Earlier this week, the Army
Corps OK'd the final design, clearing the way for the
county to go out to bid on the project.
Charlie Hunsicker, ecosystems manager for Mana-
tee County, expects to receive bids by mid-December.
Depending on where the winning bidder's dredge
equipment is located and availability of crews, work
will commence sometime between Jan. 15 and April
15. The total renourishment project is expected to take
about four months, with upward of 300 feet of sand
moving ashore per day.
The project will probably start at the north end of
the Island and move south. Project area includes from
Sycamore to Oak in Anna Maria, then skips to 78th
Street in Holmes Beach, where the project will run con-
tinuously to about 13th Street South in Bradenton
Beach. A total of about 1.2 million cubic yards of sand
will be piped from offshore borrow sites.
When the project is completed, a dune project and
sea oats and other beach-hardy plants will be added to
help stabilize the beach.
The first beach renourishment of Anna Maria Is-
land was completed in March 1993. The usual
"lifespan" for a renourishment project is nine to 1 1
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Anna Maria City
Oct. 18, 7 p.m., city commission meeting CAN-
Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting.
Oct. 23, 7 p.m., special city commission meeting.
Agenda: Swiftmud representatives on drainage issues.
Oct. 25, 6:30 p.m. Citizen Recognition Committee pre-
sentation to Mike Miller, citizen of the year.
Oct. 25, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
Oct. 17, 4 p.m., first meeting of a citizen advisory com-
mittee to discuss five-year plan for city.
Oct. 18, 1 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda:
Saltwater Heritage Festival banner request, building
official seminar request, Christmas Prelude special
event request, Beach House special event request, con-
sent agenda, commission reports and public comment.
Oct. 18, 6:30 p.m., board of adjustment meeting -
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
Oct. 18, 1 p.m., planning commission meeting.
Oct. 23, 7 p.m., city commission meeting followed by
commission work session.
Oct. 25, 10 a.m., code enforcement board meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
Oct. 17, 7 p.m., Barrier Island Elected Officials Forum,
Holmes Beach City Hall.
Oct. 18, 6 p.m., West Manatee Fire & Rescue District
Commission meeting, Fire Station 1, 6001 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Agenda: final reading on up-
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Oct. 25, 6:30 p.m., Islander forum for Bradenton Beach
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Parks and beautification hoping for gazebo grant
By Diana Bogan
The Holmes Beach Parks and Beautification Com-
mittee has learned that grant money may be available
to build a gazebo and pavilion on city property.
At a recent meeting, Joe Duennes, superintendent
of public works, told fellow committee members that
Susan Lonzo, the assistant public works clerk, has pre-
pared and submitted a grant application for funds from
the Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Recreation and Parks.
Lonzo said the grant is specifically for outdoor rec-
reation uses in Florida. The proposed gazebo would tie in
with the city's recreational area, which includes the Birdie
Tebbetts field, shuffleboard area and a soccer field.-
"We're asking for $97,500," said Lonzo, "which
would allow us to build an open air gazebo with an at-
tached pavilion for bathroom facilities."
Lonzo also said that if local builders do the work,
there might be a possibility extra funds would be left
over to pay for landscaping, however the grant proposal
focuses on building costs.
Committee member Sarah Maloney raised con-
cerns that the grant is for more than the city needs and
doesn't fall in line with the committee's vision.
"I thought we didn't want a pavilion," Maloney
said. "If what we want is a simple gazebo, we don't
need all that money. I'm not for a pavilion."
The rest of the committee, however, voted in favor
of building a gazebo with bathroom facilities, if enough
money was available to do so.
Commission chairman and committee member
Roger Lutz said, "If we don't get the grant, we're back
to talking about just the gazebo."
If grant money can be obtained, the Parks and Beautification Committee would like to see the proposal of
Emilyv Anne Smith of Eatman & Smith Architecture for a gazebo and attached pavilion built in Holmes Beach.
County charter: What does it mean for Manatee?
A proposed charter form of government would not
mean sweeping changes, according to the Manatee
County Commission, which is presenting the proposal.
According to the commission, the following are
some of the significant features of a county charter
form of government:
Does not eliminate, combine or consolidate
any of the cities within the county.
May save money by reducing legal conflict
Charter county proposed
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
"voted in by the citizens could have avoided the cost
of litigation and the frustration of many citizens of this
county" in relation to the Perico Island development.
The county lost more than $1 million in impact fees in
the deal, according to the information sheet.
The three Anna Maria Island cities and Manatee
County joined forces in court to block the Arvida de-
velopment on Perico Island after Bradenton annexed
the property to avoid compliance with a county ordi-
nance on building height.
The county commission took pains to alleviate any
fears among elected officials that cities would lose
powers or rights, or be dissolved into a countywide
Charter government "is the same government as
we have today," said the commission paper, except that
"we can customize our government by the vote of the
people..." and eliminate state legislators' setting rules
"that would not be in the best interest of our county."
This is also called "home rule," emphasized the county
The commission paper claims charter government
does not combine city with county or eliminate any
existing municipalities; will not add to the cost of gov-
ernment and may save money; ensures impact fees are
collected from all of the county, and can be changed by
the electorate. Presently, said the commission, only the
Board of County Commissioners can place questions
on the ballot and the State of Florida "can change laws
without local consent." Under a county charter, these
practices would be eliminated, according to the com-
In his presentation, Arrington pointed out that 17
and costs with cities and the county and ensure all
impact fees are collected.
Is voted on by the entire county electorate. By
majority vote the county commission, after input from
the public and the cities, will decide what to put on the
ballot for voting.
Allows citizen initiatives for an item to be placed
on a countywide ballot, not just what the county com-
of Florida's 67 counties have a county charter and
Manatee is the largest county in Florida without one.
Charters have become popular with Florida's largest
counties as a way to manage the population and growth
boom, handle disputes over unincorporated lands and
deal with the environment. Because of tremendous
growth, counties are now in the municipal services
business. He also referred to a county charter as "home
rule," as opposed to having the legislature in Tallahas-
see grant or take away "powers."
"How to deal with issues" beyond your jurisdic-
tion, asked Arrington, in a specific reference to the
Perico Island development. "A county charter solves
He described a county charter as a tool kit, and the
people get to use tools they need to deal with problems
outside their jurisdiction.
The charter could deal with a number of items out-
side of the "Big Three" (planning, growth and environ-
ment), such as term limits and salaries, citizens initia-
tive and recall, specification of duties and type of
county administration, Nabors said. But he made it
clear that with a county charter, a county ordinance will
prevail when in conflict with a city ordinance (City of
Bradenton versus Manatee County in the Arvida-
Perico Island deal).
That idea, however, did not sit well with many
When Holmes Beach Commissioner Rich
Bohnenberger said he was concerned that this was cre-
ating a "Big Brother" government over municipalities,
Nabors quickly tried to tomahawk that idea, reiterating
that a charter only brings the various county govern-
ments "to the table," and is not a fundamental change.
Bradenton Councilman James Golden said he
was concerned that this would become a "political
Removes the state legislature from the deci-
sion-making process regarding land use and growth
in Manatee County and gives it to county voters.
Establishes countywide growth plans and im-
Allows voters to add to or change the charter
after it is first passed by the voters. Zoning issues
and the purchase of environmentally sensitive lands
could be further items put to a countywide vote.
Mayor Wayne Poston of Bradenton wondered if
the charter even made sense to contemplate, saying it
might "usurp" authority in Bradenton.
Holmes Beach Commissioner Don Maloney re-
sponded. saying that would be "OK" with him.
Maloney jumped further into the fray, asking
McClash to give five examples of "what's in it for
Holmes Beach?" If the City of Bradenton is trying to
"build homes for rich people from Michigan," he said,
the answer was not a charter.
While that brought some comic relief to the pro-
gram, he was more serious when he said there should
be another way to deal with this "Perico Island busi-
ness" without changing "our whole form of govern-
ment." Maloney never did get his five examples.
County Commissioner Jane von Hahmann, who
represents Cortez, Anna Maria Island and northwest
Bradenton on the commission, pointed out that the
commission "is not trying to change our whole form of
government," but to find a way to "deal with the is-
As a growing number of other elected officials
appeared ready to jump in vocally against the char-
ter, McClash countered, saying this initial meeting
was only a presentation and there will be room for
debate at a later time with "all input from local gov-
But when McClash said this would be a future item
on the county agenda, County Commissioner Jonathan
Bruce broke in to suggest holding a workshop with all
municipalities beforehand. That way, he said, the re-
sults of the workshop could be presented.
Though that effectively ended the debate on a
county charter at this particular meeting, it seemed
clear from the tone of most elected officials that for
now at least, no one is willing to give up any city rights
for the sake of a county charter.
THE ISLANDER 0 OCT. 17, 2001 M PAGE 5
More condos OK'd by planners in Bradenton Beach
Bradenton Beach planners have recommended
approval of an eight-unit condominium project at the
southwest corner of Gulf Drive and Bridge Street.
The fate of the Sandcastle, as the project is called,
now rests with the Bradenton Beach City Commission.
No date has yet been set for that body's deliberation on
Sandcastle is being developed by Jeff and Pam
Wilson of Longboat Key and Tennessee. The project
will replace the Beach Barn at 200 Gulf Drive S. on the
According to Building Official Bob Welch, the
building will have two stories of living space over 18
,ground-level parking spaces. Since the project is sea-
ward of the Coastal Construction Control Line, state
,approval will be needed for it to proceed.
Lot coverage is 38 percent, Welch said, with city
codes requiring no more than 40 percent. Front setback
from Gulf Drive is the required 15 feet; side yard set-
backs are more than 20 feet, with only 10 feet required.
The Gulf setback is greater than the required 50 feet
from the mean high tide line.
Emily Anne Smith, with the design firm Eatman &
Smith, spoke for the Wilsons. "This project falls within
the spirit of the land development codes," she said.
The proposed development in Bradenton Beach as viewed from Gulf Drive.
"We're trying to take the elements of the old casino that
was on the Gulf nearby and bring them to the
Sandcastle. We hope it will be a nice addition to the
Members of the city's planning and zoning board
unanimously recommended to the city commission the
project be approved. Planners did add stipulations to
the project involving the lack of landscape buffers for
three parking spaces; the developer will install land-
scaping on city-owned property at the end of Bridge
Street at the beach and improve the parking area there
with shell and parking bumpers.
Sewer service may finally come to Peacock Lane
By Diana Bogan
Holmes Beach commissioners are trying to move
forward with efforts to hook Peacock Lane up to the
Manatee county sewer system.
City Treasurer Rick Ashley suggested to commis-
sioners that the next step in the process should be a
meeting between the city, county and residents of Pea-
cock Lane to explain the process and cost.
"The percentage of agreeable homeowners will
make a difference in the county's willingness to add
this to its list of projects," said Ashley.
According to Commissioner Pat Geyer, Peacock
Lane wasn't developed when the rest of the city was
hooked up to the county's sewer lines in the 1970s.
Commissioner Rich Bohnenberger said that the
two owners at the end of the block suffer during heavy
rains because under certain conditions they can't use
City Attorney Pat Petruff advised that the county
typically looks to the residents to pay approximately
$3,000 for the hookup and is reluctant to move forward
without the backing of the majority of the homeowners.
In other business, the city passed the first reading
of a resolution to authorize the transfer of the special
exception for the cell tower from GTE to Crown Castle
International, the new owner of the cell tower.
According to Petruff, the resolution is common for
a change of ownership and the tower is currently in
The commission also approved the final reading of
an ordinance allowing residents to tutor music students
in one's home.
At the city meeting Oct. 23, commissioners will
vote to appoint candidates to the Charter Review
Committee. The following residents have been sub-
mitted by the commissioners for consideration: Don
Schroder, Bob Fitro, Joan Perry, Art Heath, and Don
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I'Ati tj E Ul"1. 17, 2001 W THE ISLANDER
Remember, it's paradise
It may be a slow start for the tourist season, but we
say "Welcome back, winter friends."
We can tell because all the great northern readers of
Island news are trickling into our office to cancel mail
subscriptions and announce their arrival on the Island.
The annual influx of snowbirds has officially be-
gun and none too soon for the Island economy, where
September is always sloooow, and October is merely
a jump start for what is to come.
Lots of non-business folks have been asking,
"How's business?," which takes us aback until we re-
alize they mean in the wake of the Sept. I 1 attacks and
the war on terrorism.
We lead sheltered lives on Anna Maria Island,
where we are reminded by the Emergency E-mail Net-
work this week that even local police departments are
on the "highest alert."
Meanwhile, we managed to experience some "clo-
sure" on the attack episodes with two "Remembrance
Services" last week, one in the morning at Holmes
Beach City Hall and an evening service at Roser Me-
morial Community Church, both very well attended.
And although we don't know the particular circum-
stances involved with a student carrying a Taser gun at
Island Middle School, we can speculate that middle-
school-aged children would have a heightened interest
in such weapons, in part because of increased media
coverage surrounding the Sept. I 1 incidents.
Non-lethal weapons are frequently discussed on
television now as various options are considered to
make air travel and all areas of life safe. Not to
blame television, movies and fantasy video games do
their part in piquing the interest of young minds.
So it's a week or so too late at Island Middle
School for the public school's celebration called Red
It originated in 1985 with the wearing of red rib-
bons to create awareness about alcohol, tobacco and
drug problems. At a kickoff ceremony Monday, speak-
ers will focus on violence and substance abuse ,as well
as prevention efforts.
Reaction to the Taser incident at Island Middle School
has initially been alarm, but how the school eventually
handles its problems and copes with its growing pains will
measure its success, one step at a time.
They'll have encouragement, support and the pride
they deserve from students, staff, parents and the commu-
nity all along the way, and plenty of red-letter days.
That's the way life goes on Anna Maria Island -
a paradise for kids, retirees, snowbirds and all the rest
of us lucky enough to live here.
SLICK By Egan
A heartfelt tribute
A tribute to the firefighters, police and medical
personnel from New York to Anna Maria Island and
all over this great nation. We salute you, who do so
much for so many.
On the death of his father Michelangelo wrote
(I've changed "he" to "they"): "But cruel were the
heart that did not weep, that they would see no more
about this earth. They, who gave me being first, and
then support. Our grief's intensity, our weight of
woe, are more or less according as each feels; and all
my utter weakness Lord thou knoweth."
God bless you all.
J. Munphy, Bradenton Beachi
For Arthur S. Bussey of Holmes Beach to call
Save Anna Maria Inc. the "standard bearer of a virus"
over the Anna Maria Bridge (The Islander's Your
Opinion, Sept. 12) is unconscionable.
SAM has no hidden agenda. We are everyday
people who banded together because we are afraid for
our lives in an evacuation and don't want to lose the
reason we live here the environment and vista.
SAM wants a bridge that will provide the longest
window of opportunity to get off whether a storm is
named or a surprise like Gabrielle. A 65-foot fixed-
span bridge puts a car over 80 feet in the air. The im-
pact of wind speed is 100 percent of that speed and
height. Now the impact of the same wind speed is re-
duced by two-thirds due to land and building friction.
That is why our bascule bridge can remain open longer
than a fixed span.
The shadow and runoff from a megabridge would
kill too much seagrass the marine nursery for the
ambiance Islanders and visitors enjoy to say noth-
ing of the destruction of our low vista.
A high fixed span would be a parking lot in the
sky. The Palma Sola Causeway and Gulf Drive are
"constrained," meaning no widening will be considered
until 2020 per the Florida Department of
Transportation's long-range plan. So where's the addi-
tional space to move? Won't we need all the time we
can manage if Arvida's high-rise condos go in on
Perico Island with all those additional cars? Of course.
SAM knows safety lanes can be cantilevered onto
our current'bridge just like they did on the Howard
Frankland Bridge and we will always support coordi-
nation of bridge openings.
DOT's bridge menu now includes more than just
the high fixed span. One is a "no build," meaning they
will re-do our bridge as is, with the addition of safety
lanes if we work together. Or build a duplicate with
safety lanes. Or a bascule 45-foot-clearance bridge.
SAM and two out of three Islanders who voted in
the 1995 three-city referendum, participated in a local
non-SAM survey in 1999 and a recent mainland news-
paper survey, will continue to put forth the facts not
Joy Courtney, president, SAM
Praise the scenic highway
I would personally like to thank the scenic highway
committee members for their outstanding dedication
and commitment to the City of Bradenton Beach.
Through their diligent labors, Gulf Drive received
the designation as a Florida Scenic Highway last
March. This will open the door to future improvements
through specific grants and other funding.
They all deserve to be highly commended for their
hard work and devotion in accomplishing this project.
Special thanks to Vice Mayor John Chappie, Commis-
sioner-elect Mollie Sandberg, Scenic Highways Coor-
dinator Susan King and resident committee members
Fawn Ker, Judy Giovannelli, Harry Brown, Russell
Moore and Greg Fagan.
Henry Drescher, Bradenton Beach
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New panel at work
I am delighted to see some really positive ac-
tions being generated in Anna Maria. The volunteers
of the newly formed Environmental Education En-
hancement Committee seem to take their assign-
ments seriously, and are following through with an
efficiency that should be noted by our paid commis-
sioners. In fact, the only obstacles they seem to face
are the lack of commitment and available informa-
tion from the city commission.
In a regime filled with pettiness and petulance, the
EEEC brings a spark of hope and relief for Anna Maria
City residents. There are still good, hardworking, prin-
cipled people in our small city who respect each other
and are willing to work hard as a group.
They are achieving their goals through individual
research, friendly and open discussions and consensus.
This sounds like the American way to me.
Betsy N. Smith, Anna Maria City
Save Bradenton Beach, please
I am a native Floridian who grew up in southeast
Hillsborough County along the Alafia River. As a child
growing up, we spent many, many summer vacations
enjoying Florida's Gulf beaches. Bradenton Beach
became my permanent residence about five years ago.
My decision to live in Bradenton Beach was not
made lightly. I spent many months traveling up and
down Florida's west coast, visiting every place be-
tween Cedar Key and Ten Thousand Islands: looking
at houses, neighborhoods, infrastructures, talking to
people living in each area.
I knew I would never choose to live on Florida's
east coast I find the over development endemic to
that coastline suffocating. Nothing but high-rises for as
far as you can see.
Sadly, as I explored this coastline looking for a
home, it became apparent that development of
Florida's west coast was not far behind. Mile after mile
of "planned" communities. Mile after mile of
"Disneyized," sanitized, sterilized replicas of what
Florida's coastlines used to look like. Lush vegetation
whipped into submission by landscape designers;
green, green lawns and golf courses with sprinklers
slinging thousands of gallons of water to keep them that
way. Entire communities where wet bathing suits and
sandy feet have no place.
But Anna Maria Island still had its charm, and
Bradenton Beach seemed to me the most charming of
all the Island cities. It is the ONLY such place remain-
ing on Florida's west coast, so I settled here in 1996.
That was then, and this is now.
In just five short years, look at what's going on in
Bradenton Beach. There is constant pressure to build
more and more and more. Many large projects already
under way, with at least two more on the way.
I know almost all of my neighbors, and like in any
neighborhood, we often chat on the street about
changes to the community we live in. We want the
shops and restaurants and tourist-oriented businesses in
our neighborhood to be successful and we know that
we must all get behind that effort, and we do.
But what about all these new condominium
projects? How many more residences can our little
town handle? How long before an Arvida-type comes
in and wipes out what's left of our little village?
Where will it stop, we ask? What can we do, we
ask? Apparently, not much. Trying to be heard at
public hearings on these major developments re-
quires a tenacity and strength of will not many of us
have. The atmosphere is contentious at best, and in-
timidating most of the time. Although we have
elected officials who allegedly represent the will of
the people, the meetings are in fact run by City At-
torney Alan Prather, who appears to view the pub-
lic as too stupid to live. He may be right, since we
pay him a significant salary to treat us that way.
Our commissioners and mayors, as they come and
go, often leave behind a fragmented or even hostile
legacy. This new batch of candidates doesn't appear to
offer much hope either. With the exception of one new-
comer, it looks like it will be business as usual, only
more of it. One of the candidates has himself a condo-
minium project in the works which calls for more raz-
ing of what's left of the "historic" district where I live.
I realize that my position is the most selfish of all.
I don't want to see Bradenton Beach paved over. I
don't want to lose the sense of community we all en-
joy. But this will be my last appeal to others out there
who may feel like I do. It takes more than one person
to be heard.
We could take a page from Cortez, and even Anna
Maria. Stop building all these condominiums! So if you
believe that conservation, preservation and restoration
are just as important as a tourist destination, please
contact me at (941) 778-4981, or at
AnnaOb I @aol.com.
Perhaps there will be strength in numbers. This is
the LAST place, people. When it's gone, it's gone for-
ever, and you'll cross the bridge one day to a sign that
says "Welcome to Bradenton Beach as designed by
Eatman & Smith."
Anna O'Brien, Bradenton Beach
I would like to commend George McKay, public
works director of Anna Maria City, and his crew. Since
he and his workers took over there has been a notice-
able change in the city. The workers are friendly, cour-
teous and willing to help.
Almost every day I see them around the Island
Historical Museum complex. They always have a smile
and a friendly greeting.
The historical park has taken on a new look. We
are ready to move the historical house, Belle Haven,
to.this site, hopefully before the Pine Avenue festi-
val Oct. 20.
I extend an invitation to all residents off and on the
Island to come to the museum open house that day.
Carolyne Norwood, Anna Maria Island Historical
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Padgett taking crack at flagpole fight
By Jim Hanson
With both sides adamant so far, the squabble over
a veterans' flagpole on Leffis Key will get the full at-
tention of the county's top trouble-shooter Friday, Oct.
Ernie Padgett, Manatee County administrator, will
meet with veterans at the site of the controversy and
highest natural point on Anna Maria Island, the peak on
Leffis Key at the south end of the Island.
He will bring a proposal to move the proposed
flagpole to a lower hill near Gulf Drive, well removed
from the elevation where environmentalists say a flag-
pole would disturb wildlife, especially birds.
Padgett said he has cleared the new site with Gail
Cole, a combat veteran and mayor of Bradenton Beach,
but the mayor "reminded me there are other vets in-
volved and they may be harder to convince."
One other vet is James Kissick, former Bradenton
Beach city commissioner who is author of the concept
to provide a place for veterans to conduct occasional
ceremonies, complete with flagpole.
When the plan was taken to the county commis-
sion, strong opposition was expressed by spokesper-
sons for the Manatee Audubon Society and the Sierra
Club. Veterans dug in. Environmentalists hung tough.
Commission Chairman Joe McClash told both
sides to settle the matter elsewhere. They tried, unsuc-
cessfully. That's when Padgett got involved, meeting
with both sides but not getting very far toward agree-
ment. He needs a solution that will keep his commis-
sioners from antagonizing rivals who represent thou-
sands of constituent voters.
Audubon President Steve Black said he's a vet-
eran, too, and thinks vets should get more recognition
- but the Leffis height is "the worst place on the Is-
land" for a flagpole. Almost any other place would be
all right with him.
Many volunteers worked hard on Leffis to "create a
nature preserve where birds and other wildlife thrive," he
said. People walk the area and schools send whole classes
there "for the serenity and beauty of nature."
The flag itself would frighten birds, which fear any
The top of the highest
.lof two mounds at
Leffis Key is the
proposed site.ftr a
veterans at several
are opposed to the
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flapping noise because it may sound like a predator's
wings, he said. The lanyards would ring against any
pole like a boat's rigging, a noise wildlife wouldn't
Kissick scoffs, saying the flag would fly only on a
few special occasions a year, that lanyards would be
lashed securely when not in use. The vets on Longboat
Key and Anna Maria need a central site for
ceremonials, he said, and Leffis is ideal.
OK, said Padgett, let's look at the alternative hill
not far away. It is just as central, has good parking, the
flag could fly every day and the county could even light
it at night, and would maintain the area.
New Islander reporter is old beach hand
Rick Catlin has joined the The Islander newspaper
staff as a reporter covering a variety of areas and issues.
But Rick is not exactly a "new hand" when it comes to
covering beach topics. All of his newspaper experience
has been at island or beach publications and he's a na-
He. grew up in Clearwater when there were only
25,000 people in that city (remember those days in Mana-
tee County?). His grandparents had moved to Clearwater
Beach from Michigan in 1927 and he has a picture show-
ing all 10 of the houses that had been built on Clearwater
Beach by 1929. He actually remembers when there was
vacant land and Australian pines on Clearwater Beach, the
Sunshine Skyway Bridge was two lanes and Bradenton
had only one high school.
After three years in the U.S. Army and a degree from
the University of South Florida in Tampa, he lived for a
time in Las Vegas. Upon returning to Florida he worked
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money laundering and the drug trade there. He made a
significant contribution to a book written about mother
and son grifters and convicted murderers Sante and
Kenneth Kimes, who lived in the Cayman Islands in
1996. The book was made into a television movie ear-
lier this year starring Mary Tyler Moore as Sante.
Catlin met wife-to-be Jenifer while both were
working in the Caymans, but they did not know each
other until meeting in Costa Rica on a government-
sponsored trade visit. Jenifer is now a science and math
teacher at Island Middle School in Holmes Beach.
They have two children, Codyann and Christian, who
attend St. Joseph's Catholic School.
When not writing for the newspaper or hanging out
with his family, Rick enjoys golf, scuba diving, watch-
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Memorial, fall festival coming up in Cortez
Dedication of the commercial fishermen me-
morial and an Octoberfest will spread from one
end of Cortez to the other on Saturday, Oct. 27.
The newly installed statue of a commercial
fisherman at work will be dedicated to "Florida's
Commercial Fishermen Past, Present and Future."
Just how many fishermen will attend will
be a traditional Cortez dilemma, for it will de-
pend on "whether something is running," said
Janet Hoffman. "If there's a big run of.fish in
the Gulf, that's where the fishermen will be."
Hoffman, manager of the sponsoring
Cortez Waterfronts Florida and coordinator of the
memorial project, said fishermen from around the
state have been invited, as well as state and county
government officials and other dignitaries.
Plaques at the statue will commemorate Florida
fishermen lost during wartime and those lost at sea.
The ceremony will begin at 2:30 p.m. at the
statue, at the bay end of 123rd Street Court between
A.P. Bell and Star fish houses.
The Octoberfest will start when the dedication is
finished, about 3 p.m., sponsored by Cortez Kitchen
and its owner Pete Barreda and by The Islander. Pro-
ceeds will go to the fund to purchase the Florida
Institute of Saltwater Heritage Preserve at the
east end of Cortez.
The restaurant, at 4528 119th St. W., will be
the focus of the festival, which will feature live
entertainment, hay rides, face painting, airplane
rides, food, beer and a costume contest.
Entertainment will be provided by the band
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'All Just for Fun' festival Saturday
With the theme "All Just for Fun," the third annual
Celebrate Anna Maria art show and festival will be
Saturday, Oct. 20, along Pine Avenue in Anna Maria
The festival will be grander than last year's, said
organizer Rick DeFrank. The street will be closed to
traffic all day to make way for the event.
The juried art show will be from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
and the rest of the festival will continue into the night.
Fireworks will be presented at about 9 p.m. by Jim
Taylor of Holmes Beach and his Taylormade Pyrotech-
nics, lighting the sky from his barge in the bay near the
Anna Maria City Pier.
Food for every taste will be available, DeFrank
said. Roadblock will entertain with Reid Frost of
Bradenton Beach as master of ceremonies, then at 4
p.m. a reggae band will take over until fireworks time.
Organizers said a portion of the proceeds will go
to Island nonprofit organizations. Celebrate Anna
Maria Inc. is a Florida nonprofit corporation headed by
Anna Maria resident Jason Cimino and DeFrank. City
Commissioner Jay Hill serves on its board of directors.
Further information may be obtained at 779-0143.
Museum tours, treasure hunt
Open house tours of the museum and a children's
treasure hunt will be offered by the Anna Maria Island
Historical Society and its museum Saturday, Oct. 20.
The program will be in conjunction with the Cel-
ebrate Anna Maria art show and festival that day on
Pine Avenue in Anna Maria City, where the museum
and society headquarters are located.
The treasure hunt will let children dig in a sandbox
for treasures, photos will be taken at the old city jail,
and "early settlers bread," baked by society members,
will be sold.
Further information may be obtained at 778-0492.
'Enchanting Lotus' is topic
of Palma Sola program
"How to Grow the Enchanting Lotus" will be dis-
cussed by Paula Biles, managing editor of Pond Keeper
magazine, at Palma Sola Botanical Park Saturday, Oct.
The instruction will be from 9 a.m. until noon at the
park at 9800 17th St. N.W., Bradenton. The aquatic
plant is important in some Oriental religions, said the
park's executive director, Eileen Hoffner, and all of its
parts are edible.
Reservations may be made and further information
obtained at 761-2866.
Seafood -Shack donating profits
to Sept. 11 attack victims
The Seafood Shack in Cortez will donate all prof-
its from the business on Saturday, Oct. 20, to the At-
tack on America Fund, Susan Taylor of the restaurant's
administrative staff said.
Indoor and outdoor dining are available, said Taylor,
on a first-come, first-served basis no reservations. The
donation is being coordinated through Bay News 9 tele-
vision, she said. Details are available from 794-1235.
Bridge session Wednesday
The duplicate bridge group of Anna Maria Island
Community Center will meet from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria City. Reservations may be made with
Barbara Parkman at 778-3390.
Garden Club opens season
The Island Garden Club of Anna Maria will begin
its 2001-02 season with a meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday,
Oct. 18, at the Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach.
The program will feature the techniques and ma-
terials of topiary, plant sculpting by training growing
plants into forms.
Center dance classes Saturdays
New times for adult tap dancing classes are 9:15 a.m.
for beginners, 2:30 p.m. for intermediate dancers at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria City. Instructor will be Darlene
Friedrich. Further information is available at 778-1908.
Fall festival set Saturday
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The first of what sponsors hope will be a
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Oct. 20, with music, food and and prize raffles.
A benefit for the Dream Oaks Camp in East
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ter at Manatee Avenue and 67th Street West in
northwest Bradenton. Sponsors are Jonathan's
and Beef O'Brady's restaurants.
A stage and 100 dining tables will be set up
outdoors to offer music, and plenty of food will
be offered, including Cuban sandwiches, ham-
burgers, hot dogs and Cajun gumbo. Music will
be by Koko Ray and the Soul Providers, the
Gumbo Boogie Band and Billy Rice Band.
Details are available at 761-1 177 or 761-
Civic group to hear of past,
future at meeting
The Holmes Beach Civic Association will hear
about the immediate past and the next half-century's
prospects at a meeting at 10:15 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20.
The meeting at the Island Branch Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, will be the first since last
spring for the organization and is open to the public.
Joan Perry, association vice president, will report
on the goings-on of the city government, which she
tracked through the summer.
Michael Wood, Manatee County planner, will tell
the group how it can help the county carry out its prom-
ised new 50-year visioning process, said Richard
Palmer, president of the association.
Prospective volunteers meet
Tuesday at Mote Marine
With seasonal residents and visitors swelling the
local population, Mote Marine Laboratory is in need of
more volunteers, and those interested will meet Tues-
day, Oct. 23.
The exploratory meeting will be from 10 a.m. to
noon at Mote's Martin-Selby Education Center, on
City Island off the south ramp of the New Pass bridge
from Longboat Key.
In especially short supply are people with retail or
customer service experience; openings are for
aquarium greeters, guides, gift shop personnel and
cashiers. Training in basic marine science will be pro-
Details may be obtained by calling Andrea Davis,
coordinator of volunteer services, at 388-4441, exten-
Barrier islands' chambers
gather next Wednesday
The Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key and Siesta
Key Chambers of Commerce will have their annual
Tri-Chamber Business After Hours social event at 5:30
p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24.
It will be at the aquarium at Mote Marine Laboratory,
on City Island off the south ramp of the New Pass bridge
from Longboat Key. The program will include tabletop
displays by businesses, door prizes and networking.
Complimentary hors d' oeuvres will be provided
by Harry's Continental Kitchens and a cash bar will be
set up. Cost is $5 per person. Further information may
be obtained by calling 778-1541.
Democratic club meeting
The Anna Maria Island Democratic Club will meet
for a Dutch-treat lunch at the Beach House Restaurant,
200 Gulf Drive N., at noon Friday, Oct. 19.
New members and all visitors are welcome to at-
tend and reservations are not necessary.
The speaker will be Dr. Aaron De Groft, deputy
director for collections and programs and chief curator
at the Ringling Museum of Art.
The topic of the lecture will be "One Nation: Pa-
triots and Pirates Portrayed by N.C. Wyeth and James
Wyeth." De Groft will introduce the exhibit of 60
paintings and drawings with a visual presentation.
For more information, call Dale De Haan at 778-
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH'S
located in the parking lot of Beachway Plaza
Manatee Ave. W. at 75th St. W.
Pumpkins in all sizes!
Teen Halloween dance set Friday
night at Center
A Halloween dance for teen-agers is scheduled
from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
It is designed for Islanders and guests from 10 to
15 years of age, with admission $2 and a Halloween
costume. Pizza and sodas will be served. Details may
be obtained at 778-1908.
Garden club meeting
The Anna Maria Garden Club will have its first
meeting of the season at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct.
17, at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria.
A gardening film will be shown and refreshments
will follow. The public is invited to attend.
Butterfly festival and garden tour
The Manatee Opportunity Council and the North
American Butterfly Association-Manasota Chapter are
holding a Butterfly Festival and Garden Tour Saturday,
Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tickets cost $ 10 in advance with children under 12
admitted free. They can be purchased at Ginny's Arts
and Antiques in Holmes Beach or by calling Nancy
Ambrose at 778-5274.
Six outstanding, beautiful private butterfly gardens
designated as butterfly sanctuaries will be open to the
public. The event provides a way to learn how to attract
butterflies to your own garden.
The Butterfly Boutique and Butterfly Aviary is
located at 1512 22nd St. W., Bradenton. You can stroll
through the displays of butterfly and garden merchan-
dise and have a snack. There will be demonstrations
and lectures on butterfly gardening, plant propagation
and garden designing.
Children will be entertained in the aviary's
children's activity center where they will learn about
the butterfly life cycle.
Other locations on the tour include the Terra Ceia
Aquatic Preserve, 923 Arlington Road, Palmetto; the
home of Rick and Karen Lanese, 2827 Arlington Road,
Palmetto; the home of Karen and Lee Schwind, 902
70th Drive E., Bradenton; the home of Sue and Roger
Moury, 6906 69th Ave. Drive W., Village Green,
Bradenton; and the home of Ruth Stauffer, 1504 80th
St. N.W., Bradenton.
There will be a raffle for a handmade quilted wall
hanging at 4 p.m. to benefit the Anna Maria Island
Beer Can, Leffis Key trip
Saturday for Audubon
Members of the Sarasota Audubon Society
will take a walking tour of Beer Can Island on
north Longboat Key and Leffis Key at the south
end of Anna Maria Island Saturday morning, Oct.
They will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the parking lot
at Gulf of Mexico Drive and Broadway on
Longboat Key. Rusty Blackwell of Longboat will
guide the walkers to see birds, then lunch will be
at Moore's Stone Crab Restaurant on Longboat.
Details may be obtained at 383-4522.
Shakespeare comedy to play
William Shakespeare's "Comedy of Errors," built
around two sets of twins, will open Thursday, Oct. 18,
at the Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton.
The play runs through Nov. 4, with performances
at 8 p.m. except for Sunday matinees at 2 p.m., closed
Monday. Tickets are $14 for adults, $7 students, and
may be purchased by phone at 748-5875, or at the box
office Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Jess Dean and Tristan Ankerstar play the
Antipholus twins, Kira Spunar and Courtney Pastor the
Dromio twins. Brett Lassiter is director and Rick Kopp
production stage manager.
Raffle tickets sold for a handmade quilted wall
hanging during the Butterfly Festival'and Butterfly
Garden Tour Oct. 20 will benefit the Anna Maria
Island Butterfly Park.
Butterfly Park. At 6 p.m. there will be a butterfly re-
lease at the aviary.
Carl Dwight Freeman
Carl Dwight Freeman, 84, of Bradenton, died Oct. 13.
Born in Ogden, Ill., Mr. Freeman came to Manatee
County from there in 1951. He was the owner and opera-
tor of the Mid-Island Drive Inn in Holmes Beach in the
early 1950s, today known as Duffy's Tavern. He served
in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during World War II. He
was a 32nd Degree Mason and Royal Arch Mason in
Ogden. He was a member of the Moose Lodge in
Bradenton Beach, the American Legion of Ogden, Lions
Club of Ogden, and Christian Church of Ogden.
Services will be in Illinois. Burial will be in Grand
Army of the Republic Cemetery, Homer, Ill. Brown and
Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Janice; daughter Jan of
Bradenton; son Gary of San Francisco; brother Donald
of Seattle; and five grandchildren.
Marjorie F. Frost
Maijorie F. Frost, 84, of Anna Maria, died Oct. 13.
Born in Baltimore, Md., Mrs. Frost came to Mana-
tee County from Greenville, S.C., in 1954. She was co-
founder of Rubonia Day Care Center. She attended
Roser Memorial Community Church.
Memorial services will be at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday,
Oct. 17, at the church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City.
Memorial contributions may be made to Rubonia Day
Care Center, 712 Palm View Road, Palmetto FL 34221.
Brown and Sons was in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by sons Reid of Bradenton Beach
and the Rev. Rick Frost of Columbia, Mo.; daughter
Dabney F. Thompson of Bradenton; six grandchildren;
and three great-grandchildren.
Isobel Jambe Gedney
Isobel Jambe Gedney, 93, of Bradenton, died Oct.
Born in Barrie, Ontario, Canada, Mrs. Gedney
came to Manatee County from Lancaster, Pa., in 1967.
She was a retired registered nurse. She was past presi-
dent of the Manatee River Garden Club, the Founders
Circle, and a member of the Opera Guild, the Sym-
phony Association and the Junior League of Manatee
County. She was a member of Christ Episcopal Church
and Saint Margaret's Guild.
Services were Oct. 15 at Christ Episcopal Church.
Toale Brothers Funeral Home was in charge of ar-
She is survived by son Charles A. Jambe of
Holmes Beach and Huntington, W. Va.; daughter
Suzanne Canterbury Mundt of Otto, N.C., and
Sarasota; brother Donald A. Duff of Kingston, Ontario;
seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
James V. Watson
James V. Watson, 91, of Anna Maria, died Oct. 1 1.
Born in Hillsdale, Ill., Mr. Watson came to Mana-
tee County from Pontiac, Mich., in 1972. He was a
general manager for General Motors Truck and Coach
division in Pontiac. He served as a chief petty officer
in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He attended
Island Baptist Church.
Private services were Oct. 15. Memorial contribu-
tions may be made to Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf
Drive, Anna Maria F: 34216.
He is survived by son Alan Reed of Buchanan,
Mich., and three grandchildren.
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On, off meetings revisited, agendas planned
Remember the Anna Maria City meeting that was
postponed, rescheduled, revived and canceled? And then
held Oct. II?
We'll get back to it.
It was preceded by a workshop to discuss how items
come to be on the agenda, how they should be included
on the agenda and a discussion to prioritize the items city
commissioners want included on the agenda.
Commissioner John Michaels suggested the group of
four, which was'minus the mayor, choose issues and put
them into a calendar, "so that we can put in special meet-
ings and points we'd like to have on the agenda."
Michaels also said, "Everybody who has an idea
comes in and puts it on the agenda-and that's what's ru-
ining our meetings."
Commissioner Jay Hill said "I don't think people
should come in here and ask to have things put on the
agenda. Should something be automatically put on the
agenda? Things I asked to have on the agenda were ig-
nored for 15 to 16 months."
Vice Mayor Tom Skoloda said, "It's sad, there's been
no policy on how things get on the agenda."
Michaels said City Clerk Alice Baird presently pre-
pares the meeting agendas.
But Commissioner Linda Cramer told Skoloda, "I
believe you put together the agendas and I believe the
charter says the mayor puts together the agenda."
In fact, Baird says some items go on the agenda au-
tomatically: approving past meeting minutes or a prepared
"Sometimes Dye calls and says that we're going to
advertise and have a second reading and that goes on the
agenda," Baird said. "If the mayor wants to appoint some-
one to a committee, he lets us know or there's a memo
from him. A couple of things have been continued from
past meetings, or we might include a bill that's over our
spending limit. Or someone specifically asks for an item
to be included."
Baird could only recall one instance where Hill had
requested an item on the agenda that was not carried out,
involving an upcoming special meeting with Swiftmud.
"His request came before the meeting was scheduled
and I wrongly assumed his request had been satisfied
when the commission set the meeting," Baird said.
The city's administrative committee, under the direc-
tion of Hill, has worked on policy for setting agendas for
the meetings, but has not made a final recommendation.
Michaels suggested they address three concerns:
agenda item sponsorship by commission members, sup-
port documentation provided two days prior to a meeting,
and prioritizing requested agenda items.
Hill suggested all business should be an agenda item,
within a consent agenda similar to the agenda procedures
of the Manatee County Commission.
He suggested a "future business" item for every
agenda and resident Diane Caniff, a member of Hill's
administrative procedures committee, suggested adding
"unfinished business" and also prioritizing those concerns.
"It's good to have a policy, organize business, plan
committee meetings and special meetings," Cramer said.
"I think we should have one workshop a month in addi-
tion to the two meetings."
Comments then turned to the Oct. I 1 changes.
Hill said he wanted to draft a statement of what they
had done thus far for discussion on Oct. 11 not to vote
or to set policy, but to talk about it.
The Oct. I 1 meeting was previously postponed to
Oct. 17 to avoid conflict with a special event scheduled for
the same time at Roser Memorial Community Church.
The meeting date was then moved to Oct. 18 because
a Barrier Islands Elected Officials meeting was already on
the calendar for Oct. 17. City clerks polled the commis-
sioners each time for a consensus on changing the dates.
Then it was learned from the city attorney that an or-
dinance reading advertised for Oct. 1 would need to pro-
ceed or be re-advertised.
The agenda for Oct. I I was re-announced by the
clerk's office to include only the house moving ordinance
and related business.
At the Oct. I 1 meeting, the Oct. 1 8 meeting was can-
celed by the commission and any agenda items planned
for that date were advanced to a new meeting Oct. 25.
And how about that citizen-of-the-year presentation?
Mike Miller is scheduled to receive his recognition from
the Citizen's Recognition Committee before the Oct. 25
meeting at 6:30 p.m.
Meetings, agendas mapped
The following "special" meetings and specific top-
ics were scheduled by the Anna Maria City Commis-
sion at an Oct. 9 workshop:
Oct. 23, drainage issue.
Nov. 1, cell tower ordinance.
Nov. 15, charter review discussion.
Nov. 27, parking and rights of way issues.
Dec. I 1, disciplinary options.
The following items were assigned agenda prior-
ity status in order of importance:
North Shore drainage.
Parking ticket policy.
Use of city attorney services.
City attorney conflicts.
City hall improvements.
Tents and chairs on beaches.
Community service workers.
Hill suggested the commission discuss an ordinance
passed in August that restricts meeting dates and duration,
in relation to the October meeting changes.
Hill claimed a meeting change must be made by a
vote of the commission.
However, according to that ordinance, regular
monthly meetings may be rescheduled or "held on another
day or time as may be designated by the city commission."
The ordinance does not state the change must be made
by a majority vote of the commission, although a vote is
required to extend meeting times.
It has been the practice in the past for the clerks to call
commissioners and obtain a consensus prior to changing
meetings, and all commissioners were contacted in.these
instances, according to Baird, with the exception of Hill.
Baird said Hill failed to return phone calls after sev-
eral messages regarding the meeting changes were left at
his home number.
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Welsh troupers at Island Players
One of Anna Maria's more pleasurable traditions will
renew itself this weekend as a troupe of Welsh perform-
ers takes to the boards at the Island Players theater.
They have been on the Island for the better part of
a week, polishing their production of "Lord Arthur
Savile's Crime." It will be staged at 8 p.m. Friday,
Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19, 20 and 21.
The box office at 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria
City, will be open from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. daily
through Saturday, and the $10 tickets also may be or-
dered by telephone at 778-5755.
Actors from the Players Theatre of Wales have
been coming to the Island every three years or so for
20 years, bringing with them a variety of works. Their
Island counterparts have visited Wales in turn, but as
individuals, not as part of a production.
Since Sept. I 1, the troupe wrote, "the world has
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to provide you
changed beyond recognition ... but at no time did the
Welsh company consider not coming to be with their
American theater friends, indeed, it made our resolve
all the more determined."
In their production this year, Lord Arthur Savile is
told by a palm reader that he will commit a murder. He
is engaged to marry a lovely young lady and he decides
to get the murder over with before the wedding.
All attempts at murder fail, and then he learns that
the "cheiromartist" is a fraud. The exciting conclusion
includes a bomb exploding on his wedding day.
The play is from an Oscar Wilde story that takes
place in a London drawing room in the 1890s.
Jonathan James plays his lordship, Stan Wells the
palmist, Gareth Gibbs the dean of Paddington, Gabriele
Torrens the anarchist Herr Winkelkopf and so on through
a charming list of Welsh visitors. Mavis Gibbs is director.
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Oct. 8 76 88 0
Oct. 9 74 84 0
Oct. 10 74 86 0
Oct. 11 75 85 0
Oct. 12 75 88 0
Oct. 13 76 88 0
Average Gulf water temperature 790
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Oct. 5, 8605 Gulf Drive N., Island Baptist Church,
alarm. According to the report, an alarm was acciden-
tally set off h\ .an ei pl,, e e
Oct. 7, 800 block of N. Shore Drive, alarm.A key
holder responded to an alarm at a residence and secured
the area. According to the report, a door was found
unsecured, but nothing appeared to be disturbed.
Oct. 9, 307 Pine Ave., 307 Pine Store, battery. An
employee was reportedly punched in the face by a cus-
tomer angry about a price increase on a product. The
suspect reported that the store employee became physi-
cal with him first.
-Oct. 9, 9801 Gulf Drive, Dips Ice Cream, battery.
An employee reported she was touched improperly and
the suspect had fled on foot. The sheriff's office
helicopter was in the air on routine "shark patrol," ac-
cording to the sheriff's spokesperson, and searched for
the suspect, but he was not found.
Oct. 2, 500 S. Gulf Drive, burglary. A woman's
backpack was reportedly stolen from her car while she
went for a jog on the beach.
Oct. 4, 1700 S. Gulf Drive, Coquina Park, informa-
tion. A man filed a report stating two rings were sto-
len from his car.
Oct. 9, 1800 S. Gulf Drive, Coquina Park, drug
arrest. While on patrol, officers witnessed Erica Shaw,
21, of Bradenton, and Brian Hill, 23, of Bradenton, in
a parked car using drugs. According to the report, the
substance was ground up percocet. A pill bottle with
percocet and a glass pipe were also found in the car.
Oct. 5, 6200 block of Holmes Blvd., theft. A
woman's bicycle was stolen from a beach access.
Oct. 6,6600 block of Gulf Drive, battery. Two friends
got into a fight after a night out together. According to the
report, neither one wanted to press charges.
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Oct. 6, 3248 E. Bay Drive, Walgreen, suspicious
person. An employee notified police that a women ar-
rested for armed robbery at another Walgreen location
was scheduled to pick up a prescription at the Island
store. According to the report, officers waited in the
store, but the woman picked up her prescription with-
Oct. 6, 3000 block of Gulf Drive, theft. A woman
reported her car stolen after a friend who borrowed it
did not return. The woman told police she suspected
that her friend sold or traded her car for drugs. The car
was later found in East Bradenton and a warrant was
issued for the suspect.
Oct. 7, 3400 block of Sixth Avenue, theft. A man's
bike was stolen from his carport.
Oct. 8, 3015 Gulf Drive, Citgo, disturbance. While
on patrol officers observed two men having a physical
altercation. According to the report, the men were
fighting over a difference in opinion regarding the re-
cent attacks in New York. Officers separated the men
and sent them home.
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computer equipment stolen.
Oct. 9, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach Police
Department, theft. A man reported his rental car stolen.
Oct. 9, 200 block of 72nd Street, burglary. A tele-
vision and videocassette recorder were reportedly sto-
len from a residence.
Oct. 5300 block of Gulf Drive, suspicious incident.
A woman received a letter that police say is part of a
telephone scam. According to the report, the letter was
sent from Nigeria advising the recipient to call a phone
number to claim a cash prize.
Oct. 11, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn, drug arrest.
Dewane Dillon, 30, of Orlando, was arrested after po-
lice received a tip that he tried to sell a juvenile mari-
juana. According to the report, Dillon was in posses-
sion of 157.5 grams of marijuana and was also wanted
on a Lake County warrant.
Oct. 11, 800 Manatee Av., driver's license. A man
was issued a citation for driving without a license and
for an expired tag.
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Jim Meena led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance
and sang "Salute to the Flag. "
SueLynn organized a Remembrance and Renewal
Service in Holmes Beach Oct. 11 as a forum or the
community to express their thoughts of condolence for
victims of the Sept. I 1 attack on America and their
hope for America's future.
Rabbi Barbara Aiello of Temple Beth El in Bradenton
offered the invocation and the Rev. Gary Batey of Roser
Memorial Community Church gave the benediction.
Several Island residents shared their talents through
poetry and music. Joan Voyles read her "Poem of
Hope," Missy Williamson sang her original song "My
America," retired Commander James Kessick of the
U.S. Navy reflected on recent events and Suki Janisch
performed "Amazing Grace" on the flute.
At the end of the service, participants were encour-
aged to sign a banner and place sand into containers,
which will be sent to New York City Mayor Rudolf
Giuliani and U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.
SueLynn is asking that the sand be mixed with the
cement used to rebuild the World Trade Center and
Pentagon, or to build a memorial.
Those who serve
Local law enforcement officers and members of the
West Manatee Fire & Rescue District attended the
Island 'penny drive'
By Jim Hanson
A "penny drive" to channel Anna Maria Island
children's generosity to Afghan youngsters is being or-
ganized by an Island mother who happens to be a Red
She is Brandi Thurkettle of Holmes Beach, who
runs public relations and fundraising for the Manatee
County Chapter of the American Red Cross.
When President Bush called for each American child
to give $1 to help children in Afghanistan, he rang a bell
with her. Why not put a move together in Manatee
County, and why not start on the Island where she lives?
"I think we don't do enough as a community on the
Island," she said. "We won't need to require a dollar a
child, some kids don't have a dollar. But a penny drive,
now. We've had them in the county and some schools
raised $3,000 or $4,000. The poorest elementary school
raised the most money, kids giving their lunch money
and allowances and stray pennies the parents and
teachers were so proud.
"We need to rally together and do that on Anna
Maria, and we're going to get the chance."
She is talking this week with officials at the Island
Middle School and Anna Maria Elementary, where her
son Alex is in the second grade. When she gets rolling,
you'll know it: She's one of the Island's dynamos.
Guarding our colors
Dick Krempasky, Bernard Ferrary, Frank Johnson,
Glenn R. Gittings and William Pastor from Ameri-
can Legion Post No. 24 in Bradenton served as the
Color Guard at the Remembrance and Renewal
to help Afghan kids
Fundraising for the Red Cross is in a lull here un-
til the end of the hurricane season in November. As
Thurkettle explains it, Manatee's a disaster chapter, not
a blood chapter as so many are.
"Our basic service is in disasters," she said. "We
have people on call seven days a week to go out on
emergencies car wrecks, fires, storms, anything
where we can help."
She expects the military aid functions to increase
dramatically. Red Cross can very quickly contact com-
manding officers of service men and women with ur-
gent communications from or to their families.
Much of Red Cross work is different from a
hurricane's demands, she said. A storm strikes and then
goes on its way, but other problems are more or less
permanent. Military help is an example, as is helping
Afghan children through the continuing disaster there.
And there are dozens of permanent programs here,
from CPR classes to AIDS education to school disas-
ter training to babysitting courses.
Fundraising is mainly a winter-spring undertaking
here, money events ranging from theater to Mardi Gras
Ball to golf tournaments, explained Thurkettle. New
York is taking much of the current donations and that's
OK "They need it more than we do."
Now Island children can get the jump on adults with
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Students at the Island Middle School voted to select a
mascot for the school. Several student drawings were
submitted, but the final choice was Heather Howard's
Island Middle Mahis. She chose the mahi because, "It's
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The festival offers fun and games for the entire
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A food court will feature food from the Sandbar,
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The Fall Festival is a fundraiser sponsored by the
school's Parent-Teacher Organization and is open to all
members of the community.
The festival continues until 3 p.m. on the school
grounds at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
For more information, call PTO member Gina
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Technology expands lesson plans at Elementary School
By Diana Bogan
Chalkboards, notepads and textbooks are familiar
tools of the trade for teachers at Anna Maria Elemen-
tary School. However, teachers are discovering how
technology can also be used as an instructional tool in
Jeannine Martin. an instructional technology spe-
cialist, is spending the school year showing teachers
how to incorporate technology into their lesson plans
thanks to a one-year grant program.
Martin has been a teacher for eight years, most
recently at Moody Elementary School. However, now
she splits her time between the Island school. Lee
Middle School and Bayshore High School in an effort
to connect the community and schools together as well
as bring technology into the classroom.
Martin says she spends most of her time at the Is-
land school visiting classrooms.
"My goal is for the teachers to be able to do what
I do by the end of the school year," said Martin. "I'm
showing them how to incorporate technology into all
areas of their curriculum."
Martin carts five Apple iBook laptops into the
classrooms and presents activities that are structured
around the teacher's lesson plan. For example, Martin
took first-graders to the American Museum of Natural
History via the Internet and students learned about di-
Jeannine Martin is helping teachers and students at
Anna Maria Elementary School learn to integrate
technology into everyday classroom activities.
Islander Photo: Diana Bogan.
Third-graders went on an interactive field trip to
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"It's the neatest thing to see 25 fifth-graders con-
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groups they stay on task."
In addition to connecting lesson plans with tech-
nology, Martin is working to build a connection be-
tween the three schools she works with.
The first project to bring students together is a
community service project called Tech Connect. A
mixed group of students will work with Martin to pro-
vide free computer training to adults. They will lead
classes on using the Internet, digital cameras and cre-
Another collaborative project will be a poetry
magazine, which the students will create online and
possibly publish in the fall and spring.
Although Martin's grant can be renewed, her time
at each school is limited to one year. Therefore, her
wish is for Anna Maria Elementary School to have its
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Soccer heats up nights in Anna Maria
The Anna Maria Island Spirit and LaPensee
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sions undefeated in the Anna Maria Island Soccer
League, while Air & Energy leads Division II with a 4-
2 record after dropping a 5-4 decision to previously
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The Spirit team is rolling through Division III with
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If you haven't been out to the Center to catch the
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Palm Tree Villas 5, Air & Energy 4
Top play, game winner: Ben Valdivisio intercepted
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box and ripped a shot into the upper right corner of the
goal to score the game-winning goal.
The Oct. 8 Division II contest was a back-and-forth
affair between the Air team and Villas that saw five
lead changes and four ties before Valdivisio's heroics.
Spencer Carper gave Air & Energy an early lead
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Victor was up to the task in making a nice save to deny
Osborne. Victor had a little luck on his side two minutes
later. Carper brought the ball up the left side and hit a nice
shot that Victor blocked, but the ball rolled out to Manali
who ripped a rocket off the cross bar.
The tide of the game seemed to change over the
next 10 minutes as Palm Tree Villas' Valdivisio,
Chamberlain, Douglas and Max Marnie peppered the
Air & Energy goal area with shots that were either off
the mark or saved by the Air & Energy keeper. Palm
Tree Villas finally broke through when Douglas passed
the ball inside to a hard-charging Valdivisio, who car-
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keeper to tie the score at 2-2.
With very little time left in the first half, Manali
hit a beautiful pass inside to Carper, who beat two
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The second half was a battle of goalies as Vic-
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SOCCER, FROM PAGE 18
in the game.
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and fed it to Marnie. Marnie dribbled in and un-
leashed a rocket that beat Osborne near post to tie
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Anna Maria Island Community
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All games start at 7:30 p.m.
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Oct. 23 6 p.m.
Oct. 25 6 p.m.
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a left-footed rocket that Osborne made a spectacular
diving save on to deny Valdivisio.
Air & Energy quickly worked the ball back
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in the midfield and spotted Fortenberry making a run.
Carper's pass was on the money and put Fortenberry
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Palm Tree Villas broke through to score a goal
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Air & Energy refused to fold however, as Carper
stole the ball in the midfield and carried the ball into the
penalty area, but his shot was just wide. Air & Energy
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SOCCER, FROM PAGE 19
in the Palm Tree Villas end of the field. Fortenberry
took the throw-in and found Carper open. Carper
alertly played the ball right back to Fortenberry, who
dribbled along the end line before cutting back away
from the goal where he hit a nice left-footed shot that
beat Victor near post to tie the score 4-4.
With time running down, Valdivisio stole the ball
to score the game winner, but not without a last-minute
scare thanks to a free kick for Air & Energy.
Carper took the free kick from the top of the box
and directed it towards the upper-right corner of the
goal, but Victor positioned himself perfectly to make
the save as the final whistle sounded seconds later with
Palm Tree Villas on top 5-4.
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Comp plan oops; hurricane, sea level notice requests
Comprehensive plans have been in the news of
late. Manatee County commissioners are toying with
the idea of changing the political makeup of the county
into a charter form of government. The leading argu-
ment they make is that a charter county could impose
stricter regulations in long-range environmental ele-
ments of comprehensive plans and thereby avoid the
problems that evolved with developments like that pro-
posed for Perico Island.
Comp plans, as you probably know, are mandated
by the state for all cities and counties in Florida. The
plans establish where and how growth will occur.
Holmes Beach just finished an update on its plan; Anna
Maria City and Bradenton Beach must have updates
completed by 2005.
It's not a simple task. Even for little cities like ours
on the Island it takes about two years to update a com-
prehensive plan and involves hundreds of hours of
work by both professional planners and citizen groups.
I don't look forward to the arduous process.
A professional planner gave a presentation on what
and how comp plans work to officials in Bradenton
Beach a few months ago. He also told a story about a
faux pas made by Panhandle county officials. To avoid
embarrassing anyone more than they already are, I'll
call it Zoombah County.
Zoombah officials got the bright idea of taking a
county that had already gone through the process and
borrowing a bunch of the text from the approved
county's plan into their own. Manatee County had just
received state approval on its plan, and since it was
about the same size as Zoombah, had about the same
population and was also on the coast, they asked for a
copy of Manatee's plan on computer disk.
Zoombah planners went through and changed the
specifics in Manatee's plan to match their county's
parameters, then did a find-and-replace in the computer
which switched all references from "Manatee" to
"Zoombah," printed the plan out and sent it to Tallahas-
see for review and approval, feeling pretty smug that
they were able to shortcut the lengthy comp plan pro-
Tallahassee planners started to go through the
Zoombah document and realized something odd was
going on. There it was, in bold black print: "In the
coastal waters of Zoombah County are found the rare
and endangered zoombahs, also called sea cows. The
zoombah is a marine mammal ..."
Here's a pretty good idea that will probably never
happen and should make real estate agents throughout
the state cringe or worse.
ManaSota-88 has proposed the Florida Department
of Community Affairs introduce a bill to the Florida
Legislature that would require disclosure of hurricane
evacuation times to potential home buyers.
The folks with the environmental group argue
that the legislation is "a significant step toward pub-
lic safety and awareness. Prospective buyers and
renters have the right to know, and should be in-
formed, whether they can or cannot safely evacuate
from property they are considering purchasing or
On the Island, evacuation time is estimated at about
15 hours. A study of the Tampa Bay area showed it
would take something like four days to evacuate the
whole region to high ground, probably somewhere near
Since hardly anyone living today remembers what
a real hurricane strike on this Island is like, perhaps
reading in a real estate contract that it would take days
to get out of the path of a hurricane would cause poten-
tial home buyers to pause and reflect.
I have a suggestion to add to the proposed bill:
provide sea level data. Most scientists agree that with
global warming will come a rise in sea level. For the
Sarasota Bay area, Mote Marine Laboratory has esti-
mated a six-inch rise in water by the year 2020, and
more than a foot rise by 2065.
Granted, not many of us will be around in 2065,
but I like to think I'll still be here for 2020. I've been
through my share of bad storms and have realized that
fractions of an inch make a difference between a close
call and a flooded house. In each case I've been lucky
and didn't have to pump out and dry out my place.
Tack on another half-foot, though, and we're talking
If you were going to buy a waterfront home,
wouldn't you like to know about that sea level factor?
'Murder on the Sun Coast' author
signs book Saturday
Dr. David Tomasko will be on St. Armands Satur-
day to sign copies of his new book, "Murder on the Sun
I met Dave when he was the scientist with the
Sarasota Bay National Estuary Program. A marine bi-
ologist, he and his wife used to live in Holmes Beach.
He's now with the Southwest Florida Water Manage-
ment District in Tampa. You may have seen his name
in the papers during the Flatford Swamp issue, when
thousands of trees in the area mysteriously died off,
apparently due to too much water flow. He was also
involved in the Grassy Point land acquisition in
Anyway, Dave wrote a mystery novel set in
Florida. "Murder on the Sun Coast" is a good read that
is reminiscent of White, Hiaasen, Dorsey or Hall with
its cast of sometimes-wacky characters and a fast-mov-
Here's an excerpt that Islanders should enjoy:
"Northern Sarasota Bay is one of the prettiest parts
of Florida. In the northern stretches, the bay is only
modestly impacted by development, not like the south-
ern reaches, down by the city that gave the bay its
name. Not at all like the 'lagoons' and 'sounds,' ditches
really, that drain the hyper-developed concrete water-
sheds of Southeast Florida.
"Northern Sarasota Bay retains the blue-green
color of the Gulf of Mexico, not the brownish-yellow
color of most bays on Florida's west coast. The origi-
nal settlers of Cortez, mostly fishermen from coastal
North Carolina, were drawn to Sarasota Bay by its clear
waters, grassy bay bottom and abundance of fish. If
making steel made Pittsburgh, and building cars made
Detroit, then catching fish made Cortez."
Dave will be at Circle Books, 478 John Ringling
Blvd., St. Armands, Saturday at 1 p.m. I'll see you
Here's a quote from humorist A. Whitney Brown
that I like:
"I am not a vegetarian because I love animals. I am
a vegetarian because I hate plants."
And one more, from a TV talking head on a seg-
ment called "Proper Protocol," regarding wine, she
offered tips to serve wine "to those of us whom are not
wine connoisseurs." I suggest she study up on her En-
glish a little more, or perhaps discuss items "for those
of us who ain't got the grammar right."
In Central America
Barbara Zdroveky vof Anna Maria City and her 8-
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THE ISLANDER U OCT. 17, 2001 U PAGE 23
Snook season finally kicks into gear; grouper still excellent
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Fishing has really improved in the past week,
thanks to cooler water temperatures. Snook season is
in high gear, and redfish action remains terrific in the
backwaters. Some charter guides are reporting up to 20
reds caught on a single trip.
Offshore, grouper fishing remains excellent, al-
though snapper action has fallen off a little. Pompano
are starting to hit near the beaches. Red tide has all but
disappeared offshore of Anna Maria Island, but some
fishers report it's pretty bad off of St. Petersburg.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said snook action is
really starting in the bays, with some linesiders of more
than 30 inches. He's also getting some big flounder,
plus trout, redfish and pompano.
Capt. Sam Kimball on Legend charters, also out
of Annie's, said he's putting charters onto red grouper
to 15 pounds, snapper to 4 pounds, plus mackerel,
bonita and cobia. He had one excellent day last week
with more than 20 redfish caught.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said
snook fishing has greatly improved in the backwaters.
Whiting and pompano are starting to show up along the
beaches. Offshore bottom fishing remains excellent in
about 100 feet of water. Trolling in deep water is also
still producing dolphin, wahoo and tuna.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business said he's
been putting his charters onto good-sized snook now
that the weather has cooled a bit. and he's also catch-
ing Spanish mackerel in the Gulf.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach reports good catches of redfish, mack-
erel, flounder and trout.
Capt. Curt Morrison and Capt. Ryan Hackney
on the Neva-Miss said red and gag grouper up to 25
pounds is some of their best bets, plus lane snapper to
3 pounds and a few scamp. Most of the best action is
at least 30 miles out in the Gulf, they added.
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
fishing is excellent. Backwater fishers are getting trout
to 26 inches and redfish. Snook action is improving
daily, with the best results coming from select shrimp.
Offsho-e, look fori grouper, snapper and amberjack in
about 70 feet of water, and there are still plenty of small
Winners in the Oct. 13 horseshoe games
were Bill Starrett of Anna Maria and Neil
Sweerus of Bradenton. Runners-up were Chris
McNamara and Ron Pepka, both of Bradenton.
Winners in the Oct. 10 games were Neil
Collier of Bradenton and Sweerus. Runners-up
were Starrett and Carole Watson of Anna
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Beatrice Jones of Anna Maria caught this 23-pound
red grouper in 115 feet of water in the Gulf while
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Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
snook and reds are being caught in Terra Ceia Bay, plus
some small sharks. In the Manatee River, look for reds
around the docks and mangrove snapper are plentiful
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Capt. Eric Bergen on the Kattina has been doing
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out of Holmes Beach said grouper fishing remains ex-
cellent in the Gulf, but snapper action has slowed a
little. His charters caught red and gag grouper to 20
pounds all week long.
On my boat Magic we've been catching a slew of
redfish, with as many as 20 on a trip. Most are in the
27-inch range. We're also finding some keeper-sized
snook to 30 inches, and flounder fishing is getter bet-
ter every day.
Good luck and good fishing.
Bill Wiedeman from Bradenton reeled in this kingfish
while fishing with "Captain Crunch" in the Gulf
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Dolphins win over Packers sends league message
All season long, the Anna Maria Island Dolphins
have earned respect throughout the league's upper-ech-
elon teams as they demonstrate that they aren't a team
to be overlooked. The Fins have proven that by play-
ing the Jaguars, Broncos and Cowboys tough through-
out most of the game only to give up big plays and ul-
Saturday, Oct. 13, saw the Dolphins turn the tables
on the Packers, a team that completely dismantled the
Dolphins in a preseason scrimmage and had run
roughshod through the league in compiling a heretofore
unbeaten record. The Packers boast an impressive 7-1
record, but the Dolphins can now point to the
scoreboard 28-19 Dolphins!
The win improves the Dolphins' record to 4-4,
good for third place in the AFC and a spot in the
playoffs where they will probably earn a rematch
with the Jaguars.
The Dolphins opened the game on offense and put
together a seven-minute drive down to the Packers'
five-yard line, but a fumble gave the ball to the Pack.
The Packers, who had two big plays called back due to
penalties, were unable to advance the ball past their 12-
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they ran it in from 12 yards out to cut the Dolphin
lead to 14-13. On the extra-point attempt, Steve
Faasse and company stuffed Orr for no gain to hold
onto their slim lead.
The Dolphins then put together an impressive,
time-consuming drive with a mixture of off-tackle
runs by Lott. dive plays to fullback Andrew Sutton,
and option plays, before Lowman ran it in on an
option play from nine yards out to give the Fins a 20-
13 lead. The big play on the drive came when Lott
made a diving catch on fourth and six to keep the
drive alive. Lott scored the extra point when he ran
a nice seam route to catch the extra-point pass from
Lowman to make the score 21-13 with three and a
half minutes left to play.
The Packers, received the kickoff.and ran it back to
their own 45-yard line. On their first play, Orr outran
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Visit our Web site at www.betsyhills.com
5500 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, FL
Fax: 941 779-2602
Larry Albert 725-1074
Greg Oberhofer 720-0932
NORTH POINTE HARBOUR
720 KEY ROYALE DRIVE
New 5BR/3.5BA home. Deep-water canal access to
Tampa Bay. Maple cabinetry with granite
countertops. Ceramic tile and wood floors. Elevator,
New seawall. Immediate occupancy. $995,000.
BUILD YOUR NEW ISLAND BEACH HOUSE!
TWO GREAT LOTS: 803 Gladiolus St., $340,000,
and 303 South Bay, $295,000.
Call today! 779-2580
ers attempted the two-point kick to try and tie the score,
but Patrick Cole burst through the line to block the kick
and preserve the Dolphins' slim lead.
The Pack kicked off and Lott retrieved the ball and
ran it back 60 yards to the Packer 39-yard line. From
there, the Fins kept the ball on the ground to run the
clock down and drove the ball all the way to the Packer
five-yard line. A slot counter play to Lott for a touch-
down finished off the Pack with the Dolphins on top
27-19. Lowman added the extra-point run to complete
the scoring with the Fins on top 28-19 for their biggest
victory in their short history.
Next up for the playoff bound Dolphins are the
Steelers, who they beat 39-0 earlier for their first
victory of the season. Game time is set for 12:30
p.m. Saturday. Get out to the PAL park, 202 13th
Ave. E., Bradenton, and cheer the hometown Island
Fins to victory.
The Dolphins close the regular season the follow-
ing Saturday with a make-up game against the Bucs,
game time to be announced.
DOES YOUR BOAT NEED A HOME?
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REAL ESTATE, LLC
Gloria Schorpp Helen White Mary Ann Schmidt
PALMA SOLA BAYFRONT
3BR/4.5BA contemporary cedar liome. Panoramic
ciew of Palma Sola Bay. More than 5,000 sq. ft. of
living area. Cathedral ceiling, elevator, loft, family
room, den, pool and spa, deck and boat dock.
4BR/4BA tur house west of
Gulf Drive in SOCity. Large lot,
great rental. $495,000.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX PLUS
2BR/2BA, 2BR/1BA plus 1BR/1BA guest quarters.
Freshly painted and beautifully landscaped. Double
lot, short walk to beach, restaurants and shops. Gen-
erates good income. $449,900.
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS CONDO
2BR/2BA immAc IMTING d. View of
lush lands SA-LE iramic rile and
Berber carpeting, glassed-in lanai. $289,900.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX
3BR/2BA & 2BR/1BA duplex west of Gulf Drive.
Near gorgeous beach. Large yard. $249,000.
Julie Gilstrap-Royal Patti Marifjeren
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To find a dock for your boat is not easy these days. Particu-
larly if you want a home to go with it! Check out this 3BR/2BA
home with new A/C, new kitchen, tile, carpet and a deeded
dock! $287,500 buys it all.
DON & KAREN SCHRODER, REAI.TroRS
r 941-778-2200 800-774-2205
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Each Office Individually Owned & Operated
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LONGBOAT KEY LAGUNA YACHT VILLAGE.
New luxury single family home in exclusive nine-unit
subdivision. 4BR/3BA, extra large double garage with
storage, assigned boat docks on protected Bayou,
community heated pool/spa. Short walk to the Gulf of
Mexico. Ready for occupancy October 2001. Priced at
$659,000. Please call Carol Williams. Broker or Clarke
Williams, Realtor for details. 744-0700 eves.
S A OAL* RENTAL
WEEKLY OR MONTHLY RENTAL 2BR/2BA house with gor-
geous Gulf/bay view from a large living room. Right on the
beach. Fully equipped. See www.smithrealtors.com in residen-
tial The Wilson House. Call Michael Cerene, Realtor (941) 778-
0770 or (800) 741-3772 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
1BR/1BA Condo, first floor, refurnished. Pool. $1,500/mo.
2BR/2BA Condo on the beach. Furnished. Monthly, $3,600/mo.
2BR/2BA House on the bay with private dock. Monthly,
2BR/2BA House on the beach. Furnished, new tile. View of
the Gulf. Monthly, $3,500/mo.
Call Michel Cerene, Realtor, 941-778-0770.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK
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- Real Estate
Island real estate sales
1800 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 102 La Costa, a
1,000 sfla 2bed/1.5bath condo built in 1979, was sold
8/20/01, Poulos to Conlan, for $250,000; list $259,000.
203 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach, a triplex of
two buildings, one 780 sfla built in 1948 with one bath
and another of 1994 sfla built in 1954 with four baths,
all on a 53x100 lot, was sold 8/20/01, Murray Real
Estate to Grossman, for $350,000.
231 64th St., Holmes Beach, North Beach Village,
a 3bed/2bath/2car 1206 sfla attached townhouse built
in 1988 on .112 acres, was sold 8/22, 01, Clouse to
Abascal, for $292,000, list $299,900.
305 62nd St., Holmes Beach, a 1,564 sfla two bath
duplex built in 1977 on a 75x 100 lot, was sold 8/24/01,
Haul to Kelly, for $235,000; list $249,900 then reduced
501 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, 104 Bridgeport,
a 1,000 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1982, was sold
8/24/01, Cofer to Phillips, for $300,000; list $289,000.
820 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a bayfront 3bed/
3bath 3392 sfla home built in 1975 on an 87x 155 lot,
was sold 5/9/01, Riggs to Hall, for $1,250,000; list
$1,395,000 then $1,450,000.
Los Cedros, Anna Maria, a 1,533 sfla home built
in 1973 on an 80x 112 lot, was sold 9/5/01, Goldthwait
to Parfitt, for $279,500.
Simply the Best]
Mike Sally Lisa Marianne Rochelle
Largest Selection of
Rentals on Anna Maria!
70+ Gulffront Units
Hundreds more just steps
from the beach
Four full-time rental agents
3101 Gulf Drive
Realty inc. Holmes Beac, FL 34217
Chiefs at Harry's
Hal Christensen has been elevated to dining room
manager and AnnMarie Pisani head of catering and
off-premises parties at Harry's Continental Kitchens,
525 St. Judes Drive, Longboat Key. Christensen is
son of owners Lynn and Harry and Pisani has been
with Harry's for six years.
4604 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a 1,440 sfla duplex
built in 1985 on a 50x 100 lot, was sold 9/5/01, Forte to
Ellin, for $235,000; list $259,500.
Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate
broker, 778-1222, exclusively for The Islander. Copy-
201 North Harbor Drive......................... $899,000
2306 Canasta Drive ................................ S895.000
615 Ivanhoe Lane .......................... NEW S729.000
619 Ivanhoe Lane ........................... NEW S629.000
722 Keu Royale Drive ................. 569.000
1 22 Hammock Rd .. .... ... ... 10' 000)
ISLAND HOMES CONDO & LOTS
Bradenton Beach Club ..... ... .......... from -500.000
210 67th St......................... REDUCED' "'399.000
203 North Harbor .................... S439.000
Bcachlmalk Totnhomes New Project .... horn S4134.900
411 Spring Ave ............................. NEW S380.000
2903 Gulf Drive.................................. NEW S369.000
308 57th Street ....................................... 369.000
4002 6th Ave. .......................................... 369,000
7 10 North Shore lot ............................... 299.000
212 75th St ................................... NEW $S285,000
2500 Gulf Drive .......................................S825.000
308 57th Sit............................................. 369,000
104 7th St. South ......................... NEW S349,000
106 7th St. ............................................. $849,000
104 23rd Street North ............................. 599,999
2418 90th St. NW ................................ S3.495.000
7419 8th Ave. NW ................................... S229.900
YOUR HOMETOWN REALTOR SINCE 1939 [
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CANAL HOME A boater's delight, this
3BR/2BA, 2,130 sq.ft. pool home is on a
saltwater canal with dock and boatlift. All
new appliances, roof and driveway. Two-
car garage. Furniture negotiable.
MLS#77974. $339,000. Call Harold
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THE BIRD'S NEST Rare offering of four
spacious 2BR/2BA turnkey furnished
townhomes with unobstructed views of
the Gulf. Unique design, open floor plans
and balconies galore make this property
one-of-a-kind. Call Dave Moynihan, 778-
2246 or 779-7976 eves.
BRIDGEPORT CONDO with gorgeous,
bay views and short walk to beautiful
Gulf, marina, Bridge Street shops, res-
taurants and beaches. Sunny corner
unit with new tile, carpet, verticals and
furniture included. $259,900. Call
Yvonne Higgins, 778-2246 or 720-3879.
BAYSIDE ISLAND HOME Featuring BAYFRONT LOT Build in this gated ELEGANT GIFT SHOP! Near
2BR/2BA in a split plan with eat-in community with deep-water dockage for Albertsons, this shop shows increased
kitchen with garden window. One-and-a- 40-foot boats. On Palma Sola Bay with sales month after month. Loaded with
half lots with a deck. Listed at $242,000. water views over protected mangrove huge inventory of exclusive merchandise
MLS#77669. Call Anne Miller at 778- shoreline. $265,000. Call Dave Moynihan and ready for the season! MLS#77611.
2246 or 792-6475. at 778:2246 or 779-7976 evenings. Call Ron Cornette, 778-2246.
2217 GULF DRIVE NORTH BRADENTON BEACH, FL 34217
941 778-2246 800 211-2323
Rose Schnoerr led in all three categories of excel-
lence at the Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
Inc. Anna Maria Island office during August, the com-
pany has announced. She was tops in new listings, units
sold and volume of sales.
Four agents led the September honor roll at the
Anna Maria Island office of Coldwell Banker Residen-
tial Real Estate. Laura McGeary led in new listings,
Barb and Jim Vitale in volume sold, Susan Hollywood
in number of units sold.
Island Real Estate of Anna Maria Island has named
Bob Fittro as its leading agent for new listings for Sep-
tember, while Nick Patsios and Alan Galletto were tops
in sales with the most closings.
Harold Small and Yvonne Higgins led in new list-
ings and sales, respectively, at the Wagner Realty Anna
Maria Island office in September. Other leaders were
Dorothy Cook for listings and Berndt Wolpers in sales
at the Longboat Key operation.
At Wedebrock Real Estate, Valerie Hietala led Sep-
tember listings at the Holmes Beach office. Others who
led their office in listings were Cindy and Gary LaFlamme
and Lynda Melnick at the Longboat Key office and Dee
Dee Burke at Avenue of the Flowers. In sales, the Tina
Rudek-Mike Migone team and Melnick led at Longboat
Key, Helen Bradshaw-Vera Freeman at Avenue of the
"WALK WITH ME..."
in paradise at
I can make your
island dreams come true.
Sales & Rentals Since 1981
Office 778-4800 Cell 778-1199
1 I '^ 5201 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach, Fl 34217
"Service you deserve"
We don't just say it, we mean it!
Let us show you how we can provide you with
"Prompt, Professional and Thoughtful"
Mus Serving the Island since 1970! ]3
Resort-Style Living at
TOWN & COUNTRY
Spacious 1 & 2 BR Apartments
Attractive Island Location
Pool & Spa
Lake or Nature Views
Free Boat Parking*
SSmall Pets Welcome
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HOURS: Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5
Directions: From U.S. 41, travel west on Manatee
Avenue (SR 64) and across Polmo Solo Couseway
to Perico Island. Town & Country Perico
wil be on the left.
Limited time offer certain restrictions apply.
*Size restrictions apply.
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CABLE BOXES. View your favorite movie channels.
One-year warranty. (877) 827-3316.
2001 HAULMARK CARGO TRAILER. New, enclosed,
5-by-8-feet. Just towed from Indiana. $1,450. Can see
at 403 Alamanda, Anna Maria, or call (219) 596-6296.
U.S. MINT SEALED BAGS of 100 Anthony dollars.
1979 and 1980 Philadelphia, Denver, San Francisco.
$125 per bag. 792-4274.
NEW LEATHER LOVESEAT in navy blue with large otto-
man. Includes leather care kit. 778-3714 or 704-8384.
BUILDERS HOME FURNITURE Displayed but never
used. Four-piece bedroom sets $259; sofa and love
seat $399; queen bed set $199; full $159; twin $129;
futons (sofa by day, bed at night) frame and mattress
$199; daybed (white with brass finials) including two
mattresses and pop-up unit $285. Can deliver. Call
OFFICE FURNITURE SALE, Wednesday thru Fri-
day, October 17-19, 9am-5pm. Bay Area Travel,
5316 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
ATTENTION ISLAND MUSICIANS! Guitarist wants
to meet other musicians interested in starting a
weekly jam. Rock, blues, folk, country, whatever.
Also, interested in song writing and recording. Please
reply to PO Box 1300, Anna Maria 34216.
OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE for psychotherapist.
Great location, reasonable rent. For more informa-
tion, call 953-8515.
DAVE JONES ,.
SALES AND RENTALS ,
Ann (Harmon) Caron
TO BUY ...TO RENT ... TO SELL...
3001 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
FREE STONE: White pea-size pebble stone from my
yard. You haul. 778-8217.
ROSER THRIFT SHOP open Tuesday and Thurs-
day, 9:30am-2pm. Saturday, 9am-noon. Wednes-
day, 9am-11am, donations only. Always sales racks.
511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 779-2733.
LAWN SALE: Children's toys and clothing galore.
Ladies' high-quality clothing, sizes 8 to 12. Lots of
miscellaneous. Saturday, Oct. 20, 8am to all day. 504
75th St., Holmes Beach.
GARAGE SALE: refrigerator, desk, decor items,
some clothing, etc. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19-20,
10am-2pm. 508 68th St., Holmes Beach.
LOST BLACK AND WHITE CAT. Male with white on
stomach and left side of his face. Missing from
Bradenton Beach since Oct. 2. Reward, 778-6978.
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.
1987 CADILLAC Sedan DeVille in very good condi-
tion. Original owner. 69,700 miles. Asking $2,495.
Call Oct. 20 through Oct. 26, 779-1835.
$420,000-WOW! WHAT A VIEW!
Direct Gulffront, 2BR/2BA condo in
a well mainrained complex. Slate floor
en ry. Heared pool, carpo-rt, utility
area in unit. Close to everything.
$225,000 LaLENAIRE ISLES.
Accessible by boat only, this bayfront,
n acrc+ lot on JcwFish Key in Sarasota
Bay will provide serene living. Great
bay view From one of 13 parcels on a 26-acre island.
Water, septic and elcerric at site. Community dock, sandy
1810 59th Street West, Bradenton
(941) 778-0766 (800) 778-8448
Visit our website at www.ArvidaRealty.com
1998 BUICK CENTURY Limited. Leather seats, air
conditioned, CD player, premium sound, cruise con-
trol, dual climate control, alarm, electric seats. 36,000
miles. $11,500. 321-2516.
1997 JAGUAR XK8 convertible. Immaculate, low
mileage; low 17,000 miles! Rare, ice blue with navy
1992 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE, 66,000 miles,
$5,500. Call Nick, 778-9212.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels and everything else
in The Islander, 778-7978.
PRIVATE CHARTERS. Fishing, snorkeling,
sightseeing, Egmont Key. U.S.C.G. License. Captain
Keith Barnett. 778-3526 or 7.30-0516.
ISLAND SITTERS. We sit animals for $3/hour and
kids for $5/hour. Please call Sarah 778-7622, or
SPORTS AND FEATURE writer for thriving weekly
newspaper. Journalism experience a must. Mail, fax
or e-mail resume to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, FL. 34217. Fax 778-9392, e-mail
CERTIFIED PEST CONTROL operator for local
landscape maintenance company. Fax resume to
27 Years of Professional Service
Let us pray together for peace.
OUR LISTINGS DON'T EXPIRE, WE SELL THEM!
RIVERFRONT 2BR/2BA condo. Boat dock.
clubhouse, elevator. $124,900.
IPERICO SHORES LAKEFRONT
3BR/2BA quality home, room for pool. Furnished. $324,900.
NORTH TRAIL 2,100 sq. ft. Five offices. $295.000.
WALGREENS Triple net. AAA, good CAP. $2..65 million.
SUPERMARKET Plus rental income and inventory. $3.150,000.
VACANT CONVENIENCE STORE Sarasola. $419,000.
STYLING SALON Eight stations. 35+ years. $39.000.
VACATION SEASONAL ANNUAL
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
Friends and family that
live afar will surely
appreciate keeping in
touch with what's
happening on Anna Maria
it s like a letter from
home. Keep in touch
with a gift subscription.
You can charge your
MasterCard or Visa
by phone or visit us at
5404 Marina Drive,
Island Shopping Center,
Why settle for less with an older remodeled
Gulffront home at same or higher price than your
brand new home situated on this breathtaking lo-
cation! Panoramic views and private beach is yours
on this state and city approved Gulf lot. Reduced
We also have other "near" and "Gulf" listings too!
MARIE LIC REAL ESTATE
FRANKLIN REA T BROKER
"We ARE the Island."
9805 Gull Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250
M IichalKSunders & oman
OPENING DOORS TO
GULF FRONT 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,
SECLUDED GATED WATERFRONT ESTATE.
One +/- acre on the river with Gulf access, 4BR
residence, attached two-car garage, with office/
craft room. Separate garage/boat house, shed,
boat dock, davits, hoist and boat ramp.
$495,000. Don Lewis, 319-0323. 77575
CLASSY, CLEAN, CONTEMPORARY. Im-
pressive, executive two-story in upscale river-
side community with tons of amenities. Like-
new condition. 3BR/2.5BA, bonus spaces.
$254,900. Wendy Gaudioso, 725-4663. 76204
FOR THOSE WHO APPRECIATE the beauty
and serenity of waterside living. This 4BR
home will exceed your expectations. In a
24-hour guarded community. $995,000. Bob
and Penny Hall, 749-5981. 76321
LOCATION SAYS IT ALL for this home
nestled near upscale neighborhoods. Split de-
sign, outside workshop with A/C. two gazebos
and heated spa. $143,500. 78259
MAGNIFICENT EXECUTIVE HOME. Master
bedroom has sitting room/office and garden
tub. Fenced yard with beautiful landscaping.
Fireplace, two A/C units. $349,000. Cindy
Pierro, 319-0457. 78212
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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
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LHauling By the cut or by the month.
SWe Monitor Irrigation Systems
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778.1345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
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Paradise Improvements 778-4173
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Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
Water Damaged Drywall Tiling Painting
HAND AND SPRAY TEXTURE
Clean, Honest, Reliable More than 20 years experience
= Fred 752-7758 Cellular 545-6141
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Rules in effect for Manatee County:
* Lawn and landscape watering is limited lo one day a week.
Addresses ending in even numihers (or A M): Tuesday.
9 "- Addresses ending in odd numbers (or N Z): Sunday.
* Irrigation not allowed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Irrigation wih 0
Streaked waste waler allowed any time.)0
Owners can wash Iheir vehicles anytime as long as they use
a hand-held hose with a shut-olT nozzle. (Pull the ear on Ihe lawn
> Rinsing boats and rilushing of boat motor is allowed for ten *
- Hand-wateri/ng ol plants. NOT LAWNS. is pcrmittld any
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CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Are
you interested in learning the history of Anna Maria
Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Li-
brary. Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-
MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, patio gar-
dens, trimming, clean-up, edgings, more. Hard-
working and responsible. Excellent references. Ed-
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIEDS- The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
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 computer
misbehaving? Certified computer service and private les-
sons. Special $15 per hour- free advice. 545-7508.
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. Li-
censed, 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.
KATHY'S CLEANING SERVICE. I will clean your
home to your satisfaction. Negotiable rates. Call
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.
HOUSE CLEANING. Reliable work, reasonable
rates. Call Monica at 704-4075.
TENNIS AND GOLF LESSONS. Learn to play or fix
your swing. Call for appointment and rates. Carol
Codella, USGTF, 779-2429.
ROYAL MAID SERVICE. Licensed, bonded, insured.
Professional, experienced maids. Free estimates, gift
certificates available. Call now; 727-9337 or 72-SWEEP.
CLEAN WINDOWS! Wouldn't that be nice? Local
license, insured. Chris' Window Cleaning, 725-0399.
CHAMBERLAIN PROFESSIONAL CLEANING.
Residential and condos. Free estimates. Experi-
enced, affordable, dependable and honest. Local
QUALITY, DEPENDABLE, GUARANTEED! Lawn
maintenance, including tree work, clean-ups, land-
scaping. Commercial/residential. Free estimates.
Call Midwest Mowing at 779-0939.
HOUSE CLEANING. Experienced, reliable, flexible
hours. References available. Call Cindy Mora, day
or evening; 792-8327 or 321-6191.
GILLIS AND GILLIS ENTERPRISES. Crushed,
washed shell. Topsoil, landscaping service. We in-
stall shell driveways. Serving Sarasota and keys
since 1978. Fully licensed and insured. 753-2954.
HOUSECLEANING reliable. Call 795-1112.
PHOTOGRAPHY. Fall specials! Experienced Island hus-
band/wife team offer professional wedding day photos,
and glamour or family portraits at reasonable rates. Please
call 778-9436, or 704-7283, leave message.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If it
is broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior dis-
count. Call 778-2581 or 713-0676.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING and Lawn Maintenance.
Residential and commercial. Full-service lawn mainte-
nance, clean-ups, tree trimming, hauling, Xeriscape.
Island resident. Excellent references. 778-5294.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.
PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and 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/yard. Hauling:
all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates.
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 estimates.
35-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at 778-1730.
CHRISTIES PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction.
Free estimates, no overtime charges. Now certify-
ing back flow at water meters. (FL#RF0038118) 778-
3924 or 778-4461.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more by
Hunter Douglas and other major manufacturers. Life-
time warranty. Call Island resident Keith Barnett for
a free in-home consultation. Many Island references,
15 years experience. 941-778-3526 or 730-0516.
THIRTY YEARS craftsman experience. Interior, ex-
terior, doors, stairs, windows and trim. Have sawmill,
will travel. 745-1043 Dan Michael, master carpenter.
TILE TILE TILE. All variations of ceramic tile supplied
and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, reliable,
many Island references. Call Neil, 726-3077.
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GRIFFITHS' ISLAND PAINT/ paper services: Inte-
rior/exterior painting, pressure washing and wallpa-
per. For prompt, reliable service at reasonable rates,
call Kevin at 778-2996. Husband/wife team.
ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodeling,
repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths. Free
estimates. Lic#CGC061519, #CCC057977,
#PE0020374. Insured. Call 720-0794.
25 YEARS EXPERIENCE, highly skilled, depend-
able restoration/renovation expert, carpenter, fine
finishing contractor. Kitchen/bathroom specialist.
Repairs, painting. Paul Beauregard, 779-2294.
KEN & TINA DBA Griffin's Home Improvements.
Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets
and shutters. Insured and licensed, 748-4711.
B&D SEAMLESS aluminum gutters, 5 or 6 inch
available. Insured, free estimates. Dean Guth,
owner and operator, 729-0619.
TILE, CARPET, LAMINATE supplied and installed.
Why pay retail? 'Island resident, many references.
Free estimates, prompt service. Steve Allen Floor
Coverings. 383-5381, or 726-1802.
CARL V. JOHNSON JR. Contractor. Remodeling,
additions, new homes, design service. Free esti-
mates. Call 795-1947. Lic #RR-0066450.
MIKE McCALEB, ARCHITECT, P.A. 10-year Island
resident, 25 years experience. Remodels, new
homes, commercial. FEMA, DEP, waterfront. #AR-
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-
2BR/1BA DUPLEX with large screened lanai in
Anna Maria. Annual lease required, no pets. First,
last and security. 792-8817 leave message.
ANNUAL ONLY 2BR/1BA directly on Gulf in
Bradenton Beach. $1,000/month, assurity/security
required with contract. 792-2779.
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.
BAYFRONT COTTAGES with docks. Turnkey,
beautiful views, breezy, quiet area. No pets/smok-
ing. Priced from $700/month, $350/week. 941-794-
1BR AND 2BR SEASONAL. $1,600 to $1,800/
month. Call T. Dolly Young Real Estate, 778-0807.
ANNUAL RENTALS! 1 BR and 2BR units available.
Prices range $625 to $850/month. Call Fran Maxon
Real Estate, 778-2307.
SEASONAL HOMES near beach. 2BR/1 BA, $900/
month; 2BR/2BA, $1,600/month. Discounts avail-
able, (941) 721-4078, cell (941) 730-4078.
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.
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.
WATERFRONT, SEASONAL in the heart of Anna
Maria. Newly remodeled 2BR/2BA. Fantastic views.
Walk to everything. 778-5482.
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.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL 2BR/1 BA. Great neigh-
borhood. Steps to bay, beach and shopping. No
pets. First, last, security. $775/month. 778-5482.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1BA. Furnished living and
dining room, kitchen. Washer/dryer, two large walk-
in closets, 4-by-6-foot storage. Large fenced yard,
patio, First, last, security. Pets considered. $750/
month. Available November or sooner. 713-3507.
HOLMES BEACH furnished vacation apartments.
2BR/1BA, $800/month. 1BR/1BA, $700/month.Walk
to beach, fine restaurants and shopping. 778-3875.
BEAUTIFUL ITAILIAN VILLA: 4BR/4BA. Key
Royale, two-car garage, pool. $2,500/month. Every-
thing included. 729-0440.
BEACH COTTAGE: 2BR/2BA. Close to Rod and Reel
Pier. Available October through December. 778-7253.
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I RiENTAL Coninue iK ENTASoninedI EALESTA E Cnine
1 BR/1 BA FURNISHED APARTMENT on canal. Private
yard in quiet residential area. Washer/dryer and utilities
included. November through December: $850/month.
March through April: $1,450/month. 779-2217.
CANALFRONT HOME, beautifully furnished. 3BR/
2BA. Available now though January 2002, and again
April-December 2002. $1,750/month, plus utilities
and tax. Located at 524 75th St., Holmes Beach.
Days call 920-1558, or after 5pm 485-1373.
VACATION COTTAGE in Bradenton Beach. Very
clean, furnished 1BR/1BA. $375/week or $85/day.
Available now. 779-9504.
ROOM AND BATH in Holmes Beach. Seasonal, use
of kitchen and laundry. Utilities included. One block
to Gulf. $140/week or $525/month. 778-8550.
ANNUAL RENTAL. Unfurnished, 2BR/2BA condo.
Washer/dryer, water and cable included. $900/
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. 2BR/2.5BA HOLMES
BEACH duplex. Six-month rental. Screened lanai,
new carpet, two blocks to beach. $800/month, plus
SEASONAL RENTALS. Longboat house 3BR/1BA,
$3,000/month and 5BR/2BA $6,000/month.Holmes
Beach house 2BR/2BA, $3,900/month. Perico Bay
Club villa 2BR/2BA, $2,600/month. Palma Sola
townhouse, $2,200/month. Call Fred Flis, Realtor, at
SEASONAL NEW 2BR/2BA. Steps to beach. $900/
week or $2,700/month. Bark and Company Realty,
HOLMES BEACH vacation or annual rental. One
block to beach. 2BR/2.5BA, family and living rooms,
screened lanai, sleeps ten guests. Furnished or un-
ANNA MARIA GULFVIEW apartment second floor,
28R/1BA, central air conditioning and heat. Available
December through April. Seasonal rental, three to
four months preferred. 794-6933.
ANNUAL RENTAL: Small 3BR duplex close to the
Gulf in Holmes Beach. $725/month, includes water/
trash. Green Real Estate, 778-0455.
STEPS TO BEACH. 3BR/2BA home, two-car ga-
rage, fully furnished, washer/dryer, quiet neighbor-
hood, small pet considered, non-smoking. Pictures
available. (813) 684-2644.
OVERLOOKS GRASSY POINT Nature Preserve. Like
new 2BR/2BA condo. Seasonal or annual. 778-1179.
ANNUAL RENTAL in Holmes Beach. 2BR/1BA unit
located short walk to beach. Unfurnished. Some utili-
ties included. First, last. Security. 778-1193.
FURNISHED BEDROOM/BATH. Share kitchen,
washer/dryer. One professional person only. Refer-
ences. Available Nov. 1. 778-4192.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL, 2BR/2BA, new appli-
ances, including washer/dryer. Clean and updated,
ground-level. $850/month. Marina Pointe Realty Co.,
UNFURNISHED 1 BR/1 BA units on west side of Gulf
Drive. Near beach and both attractive. Choice of
Anna Maria or Holmes Beach location. $700/month
and $725/month, includes water. No pets, first, last,
security. Anna Maria Realty, 778-2259.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA. Large screened lanai, carport,
washer/dryer hookup. 404 79th St., Holmes Beach.
$900/month, plus utilities. First, last, security. 794-
9990, or (703) 691-2526.
ANNA MARIA APARTMENT. 2BR/1BA turnkey fur-
nished. $700/month. First, last, security. 778-3523.
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.
1 00-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.
2BR ISLAND HOME. Lanai, garage, large lot, zoned R-2
for expandable possibilities. Real Estate Mart, 756-1090.
LONGBOAT KEY single-family lots. Nine-home sub-
division on 6.53-acres with only five lots remaining.
Boat docks, community pool, neat beach access.
Priced from $230,000. Smith Realtors. Call Carol
Williams, broker, or Clarke Williams, Realtor, for de-
tails, 744-0700 evenings.
WATERFRONT TRIPLEX. 502 South Bay Drive,
Bradenton Beach. All kinds of possibilities. $455,000,
CANALFRONT AND POOL. Elevated 2BR/2BA
home with lots of storage. Very nicely turnkey fur-
nished. Private setting. $379,000. Call Yvonne
Higgins at Wagner Realty, 720-3879.
KEY ROYAL. Very spacious 2BR/2BA with two-car ga-
rage. 2,886 enclosed square footage. New Carrier
airconditioning, new roof. Deeded boat slip with electric
boat lift. Great area for boating, walking, biking. $359,000.
Call Yvonne Higgins at Wagner Realty, 720-3879.
PERICO BAY CLUB CONDO. 2BR/2BA ground
floor, with bay-view, 1,488 square footage. Recently
upgraded kitchen, tile floors, enclosed lanai, large liv-
ing and dining rooms, detached garage. $229,500.
For sale by owner. Call for appointment, 794-6446.
BAYFRONT CONDO: 2BR/2BA gorgeous views,
steps to Gulf. Turnkey furnished, new tile, paint,
blinds. Elevator, heated pool. Unit and complex in
great shape. Easy to see. $269,900. Call Yvonne
Higgins at Wagner Realty, 720-3879.
OPEN HOUSE: Sunday, Oct. 21, 1-4pmr. 871 N.
Shore Drive. Bayfront home with guest house. Ma-
rina Pointe Realty Co., 779-0732.
HOME AND IN-LAW QUARTERS in quite location.
Walk to beach, shops, banks. Sunny rooms, new tile
throughout, fireplace. Easy to see. Call Yvonne
Higgins at Wagner Realty, 720-3879.
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63 Clinton cabinet member
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2317 GULF DRIVE, BRADENTON BEACH
At only 150 feet from the Gulf beach, this Gulf view triplex is as
close to the beach as any prudent person should be. 712 sfla
1BR/1BA upstairs w/720 sq.ft. deck overlooking Gulf, 576 sfla
downstairs front 2BR/1BA apartment with 136 sq.ft. screen
room; 810 sfla 2BR/1BA rear downstairs apartment. Parking for
six in rear via alley. $530,000.
Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, Fl 34216
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2BR/2BA turnkey furnished condo in very
private tropical setting. Fully enclosed and air
conditioned lanai with view of heated pool and
peek of the bay. Priced to sell at $260,000. Call
Dick Maher or Dave Jones at 778-4800.
UNOBSTRUCTED GULF VIEW from this his-
toric beach cottage. 2BR/1 BA turnkey furnished
with deeded boat dock. $279,900. Call Jane
Grossman at 778-4800 or 778-4451.
COMPLETELY REMODELED canal home in
prestigious Key Royale. 3BR/2BA luxury, pool
with full cool deck. New appliances and A/C.
Large eat-in kitchen. Priced at $529,000. Call
Quentin Talbert at 778-4800 or 704-9680.
KEY ROYALE Beautifully maintained 3BR/2BA
canal home with boat dock, new ceramic tile and
carpet steps to golf course. This one won't last
long at $469,900. Call Lynn Hostetler at 778-4800.
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