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"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"
Volume 10, no. 25, May 1, 2002 FREE
neck and neck
By Jim Hanson
The 2002 sea turtle nesting season is
here as of Wednesday, May 1, and it
arrived with a bang of the sort only a
turtle could make.
The first nest this year was found
and rescued four days before the official
season, but loggerheads have too many
million years behind them to be im-
pressed with a calendar.
Turtle Watch volunteers Sue Nudd
of Bradenton Beach and Marie
Woodson of Bradenton found the nest at
Saturday daybreak where Fifth Street
South meets the Gulf of Mexico in
Bradenton Beach. They had seen iden-
tical tracks made by the same turtle up
the beach at 26th Street, but there the
turtle found wet new dredged sand and
turned back after four yards or so, to
find more friendly sand at Fifth.
Tom Van Ness, watched intently by
a growing crowd, dug up 117 eggs the
size of pingpong balls, carried them
south to Coquina Beach and placed
them in a new nest a couple of feet deep,
covering them again to let sun and sand
incubate them for about two months.
All nests in the renourished area of
the Island's beach will be moved to Co-
quina, said Suzi Fox, who holds the state
sea turtle preservation permit for Anna
Maria Island. That is to assure as little
disturbance as possible by the construc-
Turtle Watch volunteers have been
patrolling the renourishment area since
April 1 to forestall any turtle surprises.
They will be walking the beach "for
real" now, with the season under way.
They'll walk their assigned sectors ev-
ery morning until the season ends in
SEE TURTLES, NEXT PAGE
First nest, first move
Turtle Watch volunteers Tommy Van Ness and Joyce Duxbury dig out the eggs
left by the season's first nesting loggerhead as volunteers that first discovered the
crawl, Sue Nudd and Marie Woodson, right, look on. Van Ness and Duxbury are
listed on the permit to handle the eggs. Looking on are Turtle Watch's Suzi Fox,
JoAnn Meilner and others volunteers and a growing crowd of interested folks.
The nest was moved to an area of Coquina Beach south of the renourishment
project. Islander Photos: Bonner Joy
for Cinco de
By Rick Catlin
Islanders can start getting ready for
another Easter Sunday of traffic and
people. Only it's not Easter Sunday deja
vu, but Cinco de Mayo, the May 5 cel-
ebration of Mexico's independence day
among the area's Mexican population,
that will fill up Anna Maria Island.
And because it on Sunday this year,
"it'll be just like a holiday weekend,"
said Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam
That means busy. It also means
about 25,000 people will jam Coquina
Beach and other Island beach for the
day, Bayfront Park in Anna Maria will
be packed by 8 a.m., and traffic slow-
downs and backups on and off the Island
will be the norm.
"Historically, everyone gets here
early to get a good spot for the day,"
Special said. "They bring their barbe-
cues and set up early." The biggest traf-
fic crunch of arrivals on the Island
comes between 9 and 11 a.m., he said,
while departures usually don't start un-
til about 5 p.m.
Early arrivals on the Island mean
local police and deputies from the
Manatee County Sheriff's Office will be
out in force early that day as well.
Special said he'll have all his regu-
lar and reserve officers on patrol and
performing traffic police duties if neces-
sary. The MCSO will have a special
contingent of 30 officers assigned to the
Island, and there's a good possibility
they'll have a mounted (horse) patrol,
the chief said.
In addition, Longboat Key will have
extra police on duty that day and they
will be quickly moved up to Coquina
Beach, if necessary.
SEE CINCO NEXT PAGE
Winter season ends on high note
By Rick Catlin
It no longer takes two hours to drive from Anna
Maria to Lido Beach, and shoppers at Publix can breeze
through the checkout line in just a few minutes sure
signs that the winter tourist season has ended on Anna
Maria Island and the "snowbirds" have packed up and
headed north for cooler climates.
And from all indications, the season turned out to
be pretty good for the Island and Bradenton, despite a
slow January, a recession and fears resulting from the
events of 9-11.
"The season ended on a very high note," said Anna
Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Executive Direc-
tor MaryAnn Brockman. "It got really good at the end,
after a soft start in January."
The season was really only two months long,
said Brockman, and Easter came at the end of
March, rather than in April. "That always cuts down
on the number of visitors," she said. "But all in all,
we've had no real complaints."
Judging from the number of vehicles on Gulf Drive
and the usual traffic backups, it looked like a normal sea-
son, said Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale.
Susan Estler at the Bradenton Area Convention and
Visitors Bureau is breathing a sigh of relief after solid
occupancy figures in member accommodations showed
the area's tourist economy didn't suffer as much as
other Florida destinations this past winter season.
"For March, we had occupancy of 92 percent," said
Estler. That compared with 93.9 percent occupancy in
2001 and 95.3 in 2000.
"That's not bad, considering everything," said
Estler. Many "fly-in" Florida destinations such as
PLEASE SEE TOURISM, PAGE 3
Turn out your
lights May 1I
It's "Lights Out for Sea Turtles" start-
ing Wednesday, May 1, the official opening
of sea turtle nesting season. Turtle Watch
volunteers will launch it with signs and slo-
gans at the Beach House restaurant in
Bradenton Beach and the Kingfish Boat
Ramp in Holmes Beach from 4 to 5 p.m.
ISLANDER Ri y0i1
PAGE 2 U MAY 1, 2002 0 THE ISLANDER
Anna Maria City
May 8, 6:30 p.m., Environmental Education Enhance-
ment Committee meeting.
May 9, 6:45 p.m., special city commission meeting.
May 9, 7 p.m., city commission work session.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
May 2,7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda: pub-
lic comment, discussion of attorney opinion on citizen
petitions, Bridgewalk agreement discussion, public
hearing on Linger Longer major development with
special exception request and commission reports.
May 8, 6:30 p.m., code enforcement board meeting.
May 9, 6:30 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
May 2, 9 a.m., board of adjustment meeting.
May 2, 1 p.m., planning commission meeting.
May 3, 7:30 a.m., charter review ad hoc committee
May 7, 7 p.m., city commission meeting with work
session to immediately follow.
May 8, 7 p.m., parks and beautification committee
May 9, 1 p.m., planning commission meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
Cinco de Mayo weekend
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Extra sheriff's deputies will also be on patrol in
Anna Maria, where most Cinco de Mayo revelers are
expected at Bayfront Park.
Most arrests on the holiday are usually alcohol re-
lated, Speciale said, and officers will be looking spe-
cifically for drinking on the beach or in a public park.
A black skimmer colony enjoys the spring weather on "Tuna Beach" in Anna Maria. Approximately 2,000
breeding pairs of skimmers remain in Florida, with 60 percent residing in the Tampa Bay region. Black
skimmers are listed as a "species of special concern" with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission because of their vulnerability to disturbances such as people and domesticated animals. In addition to
education through the media, tours and informational kiosks, Rich Paul, manager of the Florida Coastal
Islands Sanctuaries for Audubon of Florida, said the posting of signs near skimmer colonies by Audubon
volunteers is the main method of informiiing the public about these birds. Islander Photos: Andrea Dennis
Turtles come ashore early
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
This is far from a record for early, Fox said. The
earliest nest was on April 17, 1997; last year's first was
Beach walkers for Turtle Watch record not only the
successful nests they find by following turtle tracks
from the surf, but "false crawls." These are tracks simi-
lar to Saturday's 26th Street crawl, partway up the
beach without their maker nesting.
Fox is shuttling up and down the beach aboard her
donated all-terrain vehicle, newly serviced and spiffed up
by part-time Islander Reed Mapes, who owns Ironworks
Motorcyle Co. and Reed Mapes Construction Co.
She is concerned about artificial lights in houses,
condos and businesses and streets, for if they're visible
from the turtle's perspective they can kill. Nesting
mother turtles return to the sea by the reflection of light
on the water, and hatchlings, which emerge at night,
also instinctively head for the sparkle of the sea, and
upland lights distract them to their death.
So beach people should go to the water, duck down
to turtle level and look back toward their homes; if a
light at their place shines out or reflects against some-
thing, they must shield it or turn it off. For help, they
may call the code enforcement officer of their city -
706-6130 for Atna Maria, 708-5800 for Holmes
Beach, 778-1005 for Bradenton Beach.
Fox offers lighting advice, but the ordinances are
regulated by the respective cities, she said.
Fox expects more nests this year than the 178 of
last year, which was an unusual year because of storms
and a skinny, eroded beach. There were 174 false
crawls then, also unusually high.
There were 207 nests and 164 false crawls in 2000,
and 244 nests and 190 false crawls in 1999.
From these nests, 7,145 baby turtles made it to the
Gulf in 2001, 11,244 in 2000, 18,074 in 1999.
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THE ISLANDER 0 MAY 1, 2002 0 PAGE 3
Renourishment reaches S.curve in Bradenton Beach
By Rick Catlin
In what some critics might say is the only project
that ever moved fast on Anna Maria Island, the
county's beach renourishment project has reached the
S-curve in Bradenton Beach and should be at the fin-
ish line near 13th Street South in 10 to 14 days.
Rick Spadoni of Coastal Engineering said the
project is "just going great" with contractor Great
Lakes Dredge and Dock averaging 300 feet of new
beach per day. At that rate, said Spadoni, they could
complete the project in two weeks, weather permitting.
"Three weeks at the max," Spadoni said. After that, it's
just a matter of re-grading certain areas of new beach,
The "end" line is near 13th Street South in
Bradenton Beach, or just where the northernmost groin
juts into the Gulf of Mexico from the beach, Spadoni
The current beach renourishment project on Anna
Maria Island actually began in 1998 when Manatee
County began to examine its options for the next beach
The most recent Island renourishment project took
place in 1992-93, but only Holmes Beach and
Bradenton Beach participated. Anna Maria opted out
of that plan, but is participating in the current project.
Here are some important facts about the current
Cost: $9.4 million. The project is being funded by
the Manatee County tourism sales tax, the State of
Florida and federal funds. The three Island city govern-
ments are paying nothing for the renourishment.
Contractor: Great Lakes Dredge and Dock of Il-
linois. This is the world's largest dredging company,
according to its own publicity. Approximately 35
people are working around the clock to dredge the
sand, pump it onshore and spread it over the beach.
Dredge: The "Illinois," which is located about
2,000 feet off the northwest shore of the Island.
Sand: The mixture of sand-to-shell in the pumped
mix is 80:20, according to marine engineers with the
project. This will keep the sand whiter during the com-
Borrow Pit: The area offshore where the 80:20
sand to shell mixture was found. Marine engineers say
there are about 12 million cubic yards (10.9 million cu-
bic meters) of this quality sand at the borrow pit and the
present renourishment project will require only about
1.5 million cubic yards.
Size of beach: Renourished areas of beach are
being widened between 125 and 200 feet. The area near
the S-curve in Bradenton Beach will be widened to
about 250 feet due to severe erosion in this area.
Rate of completion: The dredge is pumping enough
sand for workers to add about 300 feet of new beach per
day at a width of 120 to 200 feet. The rate the sand is be-
ing pumped will slow as more pipe is added toward Co-
quina Beach. The only pumping station onshore is near the
Manatee Public Beach area in Holmes Beach.
Length of renourishment: In Anna Maria, only .6
said. There are no plans under the current permit to
extend beach renourishment into Coquina Beach, he
A booster pump placed on a floating platform
about 200 feet offshore near the Martinique condomini-
ums in Holmes Beach is helping keep the pump rate for
the sand at a high level, said Manatee County eco-sys-
tems manager Charlie Hunsicker.
And the good news for Bradenton Beach is that
many of the most severely eroded locations are now
Where once water lapped against a seawall at high
tide near the S-curve, there's now 200 feet or more of
Spadoni said the beach near the S-curve and Katie
Pierola Sunset Park will be widened more than other
beach locations because this is an area of greatest ero-
sion, due to the curve of the Island. A 250-foot-wide
beach in this section should erode down to a beach
about 125 feet wide in a few years, he said.
Most renourished beaches on the Island were wid-
ened between 125 and 200 feet, Spadoni said, depend-
ing upon the amount of erosion expected over the next
nine years until it's time for another renourishment
project. Planning for that project will begin in about
five or six years, he said.
Hunsicker reminded beachfront property owners
about the county's revegetation plan that will keep a
dune line between property and the beach. Anyone in-
terested should contact him at the county
administrator's office or through the city of Bradenton
Beach renourishment only began in late March,
nearly seven weeks behind schedule, with a deadline of
June 12. Renourishment officials had anticipated a 90
day period to complete the project.
A booster pump on a barge is off the Martinique condo to keep the sand flow constant. Islander Photos: J.L.
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mile of beach was renourished. In Holmes Beach and
Bradenton Beach, the total length will be about 8 miles.
Nearly all of Bradenton Beach, excluding most of Co-
quina Beach, and Holmes Beach from 74th Street
south, will be renourished. The Holmes Beach portion
has already been completed and the contractor is now
and old alike
to frolic on a
Sand from an
offshore site is
along the bulk
of the Island's
Gulf shore at
widths of up to
250 feet in
in Bradenton Beach working south toward the comple-
tion point near 13th Street South.
Expected completion date: June 10, 2002. Mana-
tee County will impose a fine of $1,200 per day against
the contractor for every day it proceeds past the June
12 deadline with the project.
Season ends on financial high
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
DisneyWorld and Miami were down 10 to 20 percent
in tourist arrivals.
An estimated 300,000 people visited the Island
during the first three months of 2002, according to
"It was a definite positive season for us," Estler said.
But that's not the end of tourism on the Island
for the year.
In fact, the Island is looking for a solid spring and
summer season and visitors are coming from an un-
likely place: Florida.
"There was initial concern that the summer season
was going to be slow, considering we had an early
Easter," said Estler. "But now, we're getting a lot of
Florida and overseas visitors for the spring and sum-
mer. That's unusual," said Estler, because European
visitors usually arrive in the fall, and Floridians usually
travel outside the state.
Last fall, however, was in the immediate aftermath of
9-11, said Brockman. "So Europeans simply didn't travel
anywhere. Now, the Island is starting to pick up and we're
getting a lot of calls from Florida people looking for a
quiet vacation spot they can drive to, not fly."
Brockman estimates the chamber is getting about
40 e-mails per day inquiring about Island accommoda-
tions for the summer, in addition to the same number
of telephone calls each day.
"We're a lot busier than expected." With the
completion of the beach renourishment project in June,
Brockman expects a very solid summer tourist season.
That's a sentiment shared by Judy Giovanelli of the
Sand Pebble in Bradenton Beach. "We've been busier
this past April than the last two years and May reser-
vations are already up," said Giovanelli.
And like Brockman and Estler, Giovanelli says
Florida residents have "discovered" the Island.
"We're getting a lot more Floridians booking a
summer vacation than in the past. They tell me they are
staying in the state and driving, that they don't want to
fly, but want to go somewhere nice."
In fact, said Giovanelli, she just booked a reserva-
tion from a St. Petersburg couple who were looking for
a quiet vacation this summer. "And here it is. We're
just 40 minutes away and pretty quiet."
Thanks to beach renourishment project, all three
Island cities should have plenty of beach for spring and
summer vacationers, said Brockman.
"But we are getting one or two calls a day com-
plaining about the noise and the project," she said.
"People say 'Why didn't you tell us?'"
Brockman said the chamber answers,"We didn't
know. We thought they would be gone by now."
With the current pace of 300 feet per day of new
beach, work crews are usually only in one beach area
for 24 to 48 hours before heading farther south along
the Island's shore.
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PAGE 4 E MAY 1, 2002 N THE ISLANDER
'M.word' on Anna Maria City's mind
By Rick Catlin
There, they've said the dreaded the m-word in
Anna Maria. Moratorium. As in: "moratorium" on new
No, it has not been voted on as fact, but the city
commission has now placed the m-word on its May 9
workshop session agenda for discussion, and it's likely
to get top billing for the day's performance.
Commissioner Chuck Webb broached the word at
the April 27 all-day commission workshop session
when he said it's time for a review of the code of ordi-
nances for land use, and enforcement of those ordi-
The point is, said Webb, "Do we need a morato-
rium on some types of development" if the building
and land use codes are going to be rewritten? In his
experience, there is usually a rush for building permits
in a city when developers hear.the codes are going to
"We need to make a decision quickly," said Webb,
who requested that City Attorney Jim Dye be at the
May 9 session to offer advice on a moratorium.
Mayor SueLynn and the other commissioners
agreed without dissent.
Right of way
Commissioners agreed that a letter should be sent
to all property owners and residents about right-of-way
action in the future. However, the exact details of such
an a letter were deferred to the May 9 workshop ses-
As always when this subject comes up in Anna
Maria, opinions from the public are diverse and often
Some residents tied the issue to drainage and park-
ing, while others wondered why the city is trying to
control the right of way. Designated parking is a waste
of time, according to some residents, who don't see
why the city should "make it easier" for people to come
to Anna Maria.
The commission reviewed the policy established
by the Environmental Education and Enhancement
Committee on future memorials within the city.
Commissioner John Michaels thanked the commit-
tee for all its effort, but noted that the commission had
never asked for a memorials policy. The one presented
by the EEEC was a bit "complicated."
SueLynn and the other commissioners agreed. A
plaque and a tree would be a lot simpler, they thought.
The mayor was going to ask the EEEC to design a stan-
Denzel movie in
Mayor SueLynn advised city commission-
ers that a representative of MGM studios had
been in Anna Maria earlier in April looking
over potential sites for a movie that may star
Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Wash-
ington. No official request to film in the city has
been made, the mayor said, and she would
know by May 9 if the project is going forward
and the schedule of shooting dates.
If the movie is filmed in Anna Maria, the
film company would work closely with Public
Works Supervisor George McKay for permits,
Commissioner Linda Cramer said that from
previous experience with movies and film
crews in Anna Maria, the company should ap-
ply for a special event permit and also come
before the city commission for approval, rather
than just bypassing the commission and dealing
with public works. Commissioners agreed in
The mayor said she would have more infor-
mation ready for the next commission work-
A spokesperson for the Bradenton Area
Convention and Visitors Bureau confirmed that
MGM representatives have been in the area
recently scouting potential sites, but have made
no decision on filming in the Bradenton area.
Artist's awareness helps sea turtle survival
By Andrea Dennis ..
Islander Reporter -
For Canadian artist and part-time Bradenton resi- '. -
dent Claire Chevarie, painting is her way of sending a
message. Like a musician would write a song or an
author would write a poem, Chevarie's work is her way
of communicating, "and people are amazingly touched
by that," she said. t
So when she began to read about the upcoming wA
turtle season and the many efforts in saving the delicate
creatures, she was inspired.
"I sat and had the idea that maybe I could do some- r
thing my part," said Chevarie.
Her inspiration came to life over a few weeks'
time, and the piece is on the verge of becoming very iI
well known locally through the Anna Maria Island
"They really needed some help in the turtle aware-
ness program in the form of artwork," Chevarie said.
She's all for the educational boost, too.
"Awareness, it seems to me, should be ongoing,"
she said. "I was aware, and it sort of alerted me to the i
fact that a poster might be a good idea. And, a T-shirt
is a way to get people to be aware, to be touched."
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch director Suzi Fox
was quite taken with Chevarie and commends her dedi--
cation. '- -
"The poster was a gift from Claire's heart," Fox
But, caring for the environment and its living crea--
tures is nothing new for Chevarie. It's truly what she -
believes in. '"
"Our environment is beautiful, and I always try to
communicate that," Chevarie said. "I would like people Artists tells a hatchling's story
to notice the beauty of our world and not take it for Artist Claire Chevarie displays her turtle artwork. Chevarie explained her work by saying, "one sea
granted. We should all remember that it could all be turtle is just hatching, looking out to us for guidance, while the others head out to sea." Islander Photo:
changed in no time." Andrea Dennis
dard memorial plaque and recommend some sites for
a tree planting.
Line item transfer
The mayor requested that $20,000 be a line item
transfer in the 2001-02 budget. The money had been
designated for a recreation/skateboard park, but neither
of the other two Island cities has approved the money
SueLynn said the money would be used for a va-
riety of expenses, including temporary help in admin-
istration, to purchase another defibrillator, a new com-
puter for city hall, upgrade the security system at city
hall and to improve the phone system.
Further discussion was moved to the May 9 ses-
Public Works Supervisor George McKay was di-
rected to get an engineer working on drawing up plans
to solve some of the drainage problems in the city.
Plans along with funding applications need to be at
Southwest Florida Water Management District by Dec.
Commissioner Linda Cramer said she was "frus-
trated, that drainage has never been adequately ad-
dressed." She noted the last public meeting on drain-
age was six months ago, but nothing seemed to have
If drainage problems on some streets couldn't be
solved, said Michaels, put the money into those streets
where a problem can be solved. "We have to try" and
solve the problem, he said.
"It's not something we can't do anything about,"
said Commissioner John Quam.
Cramer said the city needs to select an engineering
firm right away to come in and tell them if the
Swiftmud plan is "still viable." Then, start working on
either a new plan or getting funding for projects.
Other areas of discussion at the workshop included
the Belle Haven project, use of the city attorney, Island
Transportation Planning Organization by-law changes,
job descriptions for city staff, advertising on city
benches, use of the dumpster at the city pier and the city
hall remodeling project.
THE ISLANDER M MAY 1, 2002 0 PAGE 5
Attorney: Bradenton Beach citizens' petitions 'invalid'
By Paul Roat
A Naples attorney has concurred with a previous
legal opinion that three citizen-initiated referendum
petitions in Bradenton Beach were "invalid."
Robert D. Pritt was retained by the city commission
to research the matter involving citizen attempts to halt the
development of Old Bridge Village, 300 Bay Drive S.
City commissioners narrowly approved the project in
January; citizens signed petitions calling for the commis-
sion to either reverse itself to stop the project or place the
matter before the voters as a referendum.
The project consists of 11 condominium units and
three office units. Citizens objected to the project due
to its scale in the mostly residential neighborhood,
among other concerns.
Another petition called for the establishment of a
moratorium on land-use changes and some new con-
struction in the city.
Algae bloom hits
Anna Maria Sound
No, it's not raw sewage that's floating in Anna
Maria Sound, although it does look and smell like it.
It's Lyngbya majuscula, a blue-green algae
The brownish-black, slimy algae showed up off
Perico Island early last week. Winds and tides have
carried the gunk into Anna Maria Sound and to the
shore of Anna Maria Island.
"The algae can form large floating mats and emits
a foul odor similar to that of raw sewage," according
to Ernest Trubey at the Florida Marine Research Insti-
tute in St. Petersburg.
There have been no reports of any "adverse affects
on seagrass, fish, or other marine organisms associated
with these blooms," he said, adding that algae blooms
are common in May and June. Other blue-green algae
events occurred in 1999 and 2000, although not as se-
vere as the current stinky mess.
Some residents on the bayfront had reported algae
"thick enough to walk over," extending 50 feet from
seawalls. It's visible from the shoreline on the bay in
large "clumps" for long distances.
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Bradenton City Attorney Bill Lisch penned an
opinion in February that the petitions to block the Old
Bridge Village development "have been pre-empted by
state law, are prohibited by state law and may not be
used in Bradenton Beach."
Lisch rendered his opinion at the commission's
request due to a conflict of interest involving the Old
Bridge Village project and Bradenton Beach City At-
torney Alan Prather.
It was another conflict of interest matter that
prompted the city commission to seek the second opin-
ion on the matter. City Commissioner Dawn Baker said
she believed Lisch had a conflict in rendering his opin-
ion due to the ongoing lawsuit Bradenton Beach is a
party to against Bradenton regarding the proposed
Arvida Co. development on Perico Island.
Lisch routinely represents the City of Bradenton.
Prather did offer his legal thoughts on the morato-
.... -.I 4
rium petition, though, and determined it was insuffi-
cient because it did not contain an ordinance upon
which the voters could act.
Pritt reviewed the documents on all three petitions
and essentially reached the same conclusions as Lisch
and Prather: "It is my opinion that the initiative petition
[calling for a moratorium] and the two referendum
petitions [blocking Old Bridge Village development]
Although the moratorium requested by citizens
through the petition drive was rejected by the city com-
mission, it did approve a six-month moratorium on
right-of-way vacations, land-development amendments
and comprehensive-plan amendments. That morato-
rium will go into effect May 1.
City commissioners will discuss the Pritt opinions
at their Thursday, May 2, regular city commission
meeting, beginning at 7 p.m.
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It's turtle time again
Are you ready?
What? You say you don't know how to get ready?
Well for starters ... if you live on the beachfront:
Lights out, dammit!
If you play on the beach, you need to be alert every
day to hazards for turtles including lights visible from
the shoreline, chairs, picnic tables, catamarans, canopies,
anything of the sort they could lumber into, causing a
panic, or causing them to become disoriented.
Loggerhead turtles, the type of sea turtle that most
frequently nest on Anna Maria Island beaches, depend
on their instincts, returning to the beach of their birth to
lay their nests, and the sparkle of light on the surface of
the Gulf water to lead them back to the sea.
Imagine the disaster when a mother turtle is dis-
tracted by onshore lights and heads the wrong way across
Gulf Drive. Yes, it's happened.
Now imagine a 300-pound turtle wound up in the
ropes securing a canopy, or trapped under the legs of
your beach chair. That's happened, too.
Now picture the 100 or so baby hatchlings from a nest
heading for the porch light outside a beach condo, scooting
into the sea oats and becoming hopelessly entangled. De-
hydrated. Dead before morning. That happens, too.
Last year more than four score of baby turtles turned
the wrong way and ended up under the tires of passing
cars. We could continue to paint a bleak picture, but you
get the idea.
We've been preaching for years about the need to
turn out beachfront lights to protect endangered turtles
This year will be slightly different. Instead of per-
forming "lighting gestapo" duties, Turtle Watch is ex-
pected to be very busy monitoring and moving turtle
nests from the beach renourishment area.
So they're hoping the three cities' code enforcement
officers and police, if necessary will take up the
lighting vigil. After all, there are ordinances to prevent
lights and obstructions on the beach in turtle nesting sea-
son, May to October.
Please! Turn out, shield, or install motion-sensor
lighting fixtures.Please! Remove chairs, umbrellas and
canopies from the beach at night.
It's not only the law, it's also the right thing to do to
protect turtles, one of the more precious and wonderful
things about Anna Maria Island.
And look for Turtle Watch volunteers on the Island
near the bridges Wednesday afternoon, May 1, with a
"Lights Out" reminder.
Please! "Honk if you love sea turtles."
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The Cracker would like to put in his two cents re-
garding the brouhaha over the relocation of Duffy's
Tavern. While not an habitu6, he loved to give his
northern visitors a real Cracker culture shock in the
laid-back way we Islanders live by dropping in with
them for a burger and a beer.
He has stopped by some mornings to see a number
of the movers and shakers of the Island planning our
destiny. It is truly a historic establishment. He feels
fortunate in being friends with both Pat Geyer and Jan
Freeman and has the highest respect for both families.
Lest we forget, the Freeman family members have
been longtime residents of the Island, and the
children's roots are here. As a teacher at Anna Maria
Elementary School, Jan made a lasting and loving im-
pression on the Cracker's children. He thinks we
should cut the Freemans some slack and welcome them
The Cracker remembers well the demise of Trader
Jack's, Pete Reynard's, the Anchorage and Fast
Eddie's and other famous and historic watering holes.
Duffy's Tavern will rise again, but hopefully not from
its ashes, as reportedly suggested by one of this Island's
most respected and beloved citizens.
Gib Bergquist, Holmes Beach
I am writing because of the inconsiderate things
being said about the Freeman family and their property
[home of Duffy's] in Holmes Beach.
Yes, they leased it to the Geyers for a long time but
the Freemans own it. That gives them the right to do
what they think is best with it. As far as I know the
business relationship that existed between the two par-
ties was an amicable one. No one broke any agree-
ments before a termination date; in fact, from what I
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have read, the Freemans extended the lease a number
Just because they no longer wish to continue in
a particular business relationship doesn't make them
bad or evil or greedy or any of the things being ban-
died about. And to imply that the Freemans are not
being fair is just unreasonable. They want their prop-
erty back to let their children have a try at business.
I would bet that most property owners would want
the same thing.
I personally know the Freeman family and I think
they deserve to be treated in a more fair manner. I've
heard everything from no one should ever patron-
ize their new business to physical threats to the build-
ing. What a shame that such attitudes are being voiced.
Part of the allure of the Island, and I like to think
the same for Cortez village, has always been a toler-
ance and respect for residents and visitors. I think the
way the Freemans are being continually bashed doesn't
reflect that community spirit at all.
Karen Bell, Cortez
Step with care
on Island these days
When walking around Anna Maria Island be care-
ful, you are liable to step into piles of greed and hype.
I thought about this when I read the report of the
remarks of David Teitelbaum and Emily Anne Smith
regarding the building of a seven-unit condo on the
beach in Bradenton Beach.
Ms. Smith made it sound as if she was doing us a
favor by building "only" seven units instead of 11.
What a generous citizen she is.
On the other hand Mr. Teitelbaum insulted us by
referring to the opposers of the moratorium on
Bradenton Beach as "a few ignorant and belligerent
opinions." Mr. Teitelbaum should bear in mind that
ignorance is in the eye of the beholder. He must have
been looking in a mirror when he made those remarks.
John Gilroy, Holmes Beach
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Pam Bresett Fortenberry dreams about dolphins.
Pam, the artist who created the delightful underwa-
ter scenes on the walls of the children's section at the
Island Branch Library in Holmes Beach, has spent
much of her adult life in the company of dolphins.
Pam and I met at the library and sat down to talk
in the children's section. We were surrounded by books
and her paintings of manatees and dolphins, plus an
array of colorful fish, sea turtles, stingrays and octopus.
On the long, narrow wall in the northeast corner of the
children's section, a dolphin is diving head-first into a
treasure chest filled with books.
The artwork was sponsored by the Friends of the
Library, who selected Pam from a group of artists who
bid on the job. "I don't know if they chose me because
I was the cheapest or because I was local," Pam
laughed. "The only thing they wanted 'for certain' was
a treasure chest with books."
Pam completed the artwork this past November
with donated paint from Home True Value Hardware
in Holmes Beach. But if you ask Pam, she is, first of
all, a dolphin trainer and secondly an artist.
Originally from Pennsylvania, Pam's enchantment
with dolphins began in the ninth-grade when her fam-
ily took a Christmas trip to St. Augustine, where they
"I always did what I wasn't supposed to," Pam
said. This time, she went behind a building and found
a dolphin holding tank. "The dolphin threw a basket-
ball at me and we played basketball for hours and
hours. My family didn't know where I was."
Pam was thereafter determined to work with dol-
Pam Fortenberry works on her dolphin and mermaid painting at a residence on Longboat Key.
phins. She wasn't swayed, not even when her high
school art teacher tried to convince her to follow an art
After graduation, she began working in North
Carolina for a company called Quinlans that contracted
live dolphins shows for amusement and theme parks.
She was responsible for training two dolphins and then
traveling with them to their assigned show location.
She and the dolphins traveled afar to California,
Virginia, Switzerland and Italy. "A lot of the time, they
got to fly and I had to drive," Pam said.
How do you transport a dolphin?
"You have to put them on a stretcher and cover
them with zinc oxide and Vaseline," Pam explained.
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When Quinlans was sold in 1982, Pam went back
to Pennsylvania where she earned a beautician license.
But before she could put it to use, she was offered a job
at the Dolphin Research Center at Grassy Key in the
Pam began training dolphins in the 1970s, many
years before it became popular to swim with the ani-
mals. From the very beginning, Pam insisted on swim-
ming with the dolphins.
"People thought I was weird," Pam remembered.
"I always got in the water, even when I had new arriv-
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Record staff resigns over 'Sunshine'
By Rick Catlin
The five-person volunteer staff of Anna Maria's
official city publication, "The Record," resigned April
29 after being informed by City Attorney Jim Dye that
their meetings and actions had to conform to Florida's
Mayor SueLynn said residents Diane Caniff, Geor-
gia Van Cleave, Bunny Garst, Bob Barlow and Mike
Miller all verbally resigned after the often stormy two-
hour session with Dye, rather than accept the condi-
tions of open meetings and open records.
"They said they did not want to be subject to the
constraints of the Sunshine Law," said SueLynn.
The mayor said Dye's basic opinion to the five
volunteers was that because they use city funds and
prepare a budget, they "must conform to the Sunshine
SueLynn said that as mayor, she must go along
with the city attorney's opinion. "It's my responsibil-
ity to uphold the laws. I appreciate their point of view,
but I have no choice."
Actually, said former City Commissioner Bob
Barlow, nobody really resigned because nobody was
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 7
als out of the wild. Now, everywhere you go, people
pay hundreds of dollars to swim with the dolphins."
Every dolphin has its own personality, she said,
and when she was training them, she needed to know
what would motivate each one. "Some are competitive,
some are shy or goofy or say 'look at me,'" Pam said.
"Some like to create, and some will say, 'phooey on
you.'" With sonar, the dolphins can sense human emo-
tions and other conditions, such as broken bones, preg-
nancy and nervousness.
Once, when she was in the water with two young
dolphins at the center, they began to get rough and
wouldn't let her leave the water. Gipper, an older dol-
phin who had been at the center since the beginning,
came over and pulled her to the dock.
When Pam's sister had a baby, Pam left her job at
the center and went to Charlotte, N.C., to help her sis-
ter. Soon after her arrival, she began selling vacuum
cleaners and struck up a conversation with a customer
who had a friend whose son was spending every sum-
mer tagging dolphins in Sarasota for the Wild Dolphin
Then Pam was offered a job training four dolphins
in the Keys for an aquarium in Switzerland and she
invited the friend's son, Brett, to visit there. "He came
for a week and never left," Pam laughed.
Brett helped Pam transport the dolphins to Switzer-
land. When they returned to the States, the couple
moved to Holmes Beach where they put all their energy
into a dolphin survey.
Unfortunately, the dolphin survey was a volunteer
ever appointed. The group just dissolved because no-
body was prepared to proceed in the face of Dye's
warning and face a possible Sunshine Law complaint.
Members of the group came together two years ago
to help the city staff put together the newsletter, Barlow
said. Nobody ever thought about the Sunshine Law
then, they were just trying to help their city at a time
when there wasn't even a city clerk.
"When Jim Dye said we couldn't meet as volun-
teers due to the Sunshine Law, that pretty much dis-
solved the group," Barlow said. "I can't speak for the
others, but I was pretty surprised about this. For two
years, nobody's mentioned the Sunshine Law. None of
us want to be in violation, so I think we've just dis-
It's now up to the mayor to officially appoint a.
committee to publish "The Record," or turn the duties
over to the city hall staff, Barlow suggested.
SueLynn said the problem would never have arisen
if the city attorney had been asked to look at the issue
when the newsletter was first organized.
She said she would like input on the next step from
the city commission and will bring up the future of
"The Record" at an upcoming commission workshop.
Beach Police Chief
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job and the two soon realized they needed to find pay-
ing jobs. Brett eventually opened his own boat detail-
ing business, Stem-to-Stern Boat Care.
In 1991, Brett and Pam were married at sunset on
the beach at Bean Point.
Pam took a waitress job which quickly turned
into other jobs when the restaurant owner discovered
that Pam was an artist. He asked her to paint murals on
the windows, then create menus and T-shirts.
It wasn't long before she contracted to paint mu-
rals at Surfing World in Cortez, the Reef Restaurant,
Shells, and Marco Polo's Ice Cream. Soon she had re-
quests from privatehome owners to paint her whimsi-
cal animal and underwater scenes in their homes. Her
new career was launched.
When I met Pam, she was working on a painting
of a dolphin and a mermaid at a home on Longboat
Key. Once she painted 76 butterflies on a child's bed-
room wall, she said. And she designed the logo for the
WAVE program at the Anna Maria Elementary School
which son Andrew attends. Now she has a list of cus-
tomers that will carry her into next fall.
"I paint dolphins because I worked with them for
15 years and I can paint them with my eyes shut," Pam
said. "Thank God for dreams, because I dream about
dolphins. I miss the them. They're joyful, positive, and
you can go to work feeling really awful but you get in
the water and its gone."
Last summer, she took her son to the Dolphin
Research Center and the staff allowed him to "work"
with the dolphins. Now he can't wait until he's old
enough for a job there.
"Dolphins in captivity are ambassadors," Pam said.
"Maybe my paintings will let people bring them into
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By Rick Catlin
Developers of the multimillion-dol-
lar Villa Rosa subdivision along South
Bay Drive in Anna Maria will be the
subject of the city's planning and zoning
board May 13 meeting. The board will
hear a proposal from the developers to
exchange a piece of their property with
a city right of way in order to create a
straighter entrance into the planned 17-
Villa Rosa is proposed for one of
the last remaining undeveloped parcels
of land in Anna Maria. The 17
canalfront lots with accompanying
houses could easily surpass $20 million
in value, according to a local real estate
The prospective developers are Is-
land residents Robert Byrne and Steve
Noriega, but the property is still owned
by the Lardas family, according to the
application on file at the Anna Maria
Building Department. Sale price has not
been disclosed, but one source close to
the negotiations said it was about $4
Anna Maria building official
Lot sizes in Villa Rosa are be-
tween 7,510 square feet and just
under 9,000 square feet. It was in-
correctly reported last week that
one lot would be under 7,500
square feet, but that lot is not con-
nected with Villa Rosa, according
to the submitted plans.
George McKay has asked the develop-
ers to address several issues, including
transportation, solid waste disposal,
drainage, and recreation and public
At the May 13 planning and zoning
meeting, however, the agenda item is
only the proposed exchange of right of
way and the issues presented by
McKay. The area is already zoned resi-
dential and does not need a variance
from the P&Z Board to proceed with
the platted homesites.
With a private road to the subdivi-
sion, Villa Rosa could easily become a
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Inlet dredging renourishes beach
By Rick Catlin
While certainly not as big or famous
as its beach renourishment cousin on the
west side of the Island, the City of Anna
Maria's own renourishment project on
the east side is proceeding along quite
well after some earlier difficulties.
The project is actually the continu-
ation of the dredging of the Lake
LaVista Inlet, something the city does
routinely every few years. Sand pumped
to clear the inlet channel is discharged
on the city shoreline just north and south
of the city pier to add a few more feet of
But it was slow going during the
winter months, said Public Works Su-
pervisor George McKay, and he was not
pleased with the results. He said he re-
quested the dredge company to repump
"We're going along better now than
in the winter, but we still have to get the
permit modified," to pump past April
30, McKay said.
"That's because of turtle season,"
The Florida Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection has to agree to
extend the permit, as does Suzi Fox of
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch.
"If we don't get it [done] by May 1,
we're going to stop," said McKay.
In fact, Fox and her volunteers al-
ready check the area every morning for
signs of turtle activity. If she spots a
turtle, or even evidence of a turtle crawl
during the night, the pumping must
So far, she's seen no turtle activity,
but in the past, she's had turtles come
ashore on the bayfront looking to nest.
They're actually in the wrong place,
Fox said, and most all of them eventu-
ally return to the water to find the west
side of the Island.
If Anna Maria has to continue
pumping into May, Fox said she will
have to give her approval as will the
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Bringing in the trash
Teen-agers of the Anna Maria Island Community Center clean trash from the Island's beach during the Great
American Cleanup. It was part of the Responsible Educated Adolescents Can Help program, also called
TEEN. Currently members are raising funds for a trip to the Atlanta area in May.
Kites, sandcastle at beach
The Suncoast Kite Club will have a "fun fly" of
kites and will construct a large sandcastle at the 65th
Street beach access Friday through Sunday.
Everyone is invited to come out and fly kites or
admire the sandcastle, according to club officials. For
more information, call Flash Flights Kite Shop at 778-
Photographing works of art
to be guild's topic
Photographer John Bonzer will discuss replicating
art works at a meeting of the Artists Guild of Anna
Maria Island starting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 6.
The session will be at the Church of the Annuncia-
tion, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Bonser will talk about "techniques of making
slides and replicating photographs from original paint-
ings and works," said the guild. He is a minister and
stockbroker, on occasion serving as substitute pastor of
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Holmes Beach.
Details may be obtained by calling 778-6694.
Center sets schedule
for adults during May
The Anna Maria Island Community Center has
announced its schedule of adult events during May:
Aerobics with Reba, two classes from 9-10 a.m. in
the Center gymnasium, the Monday session to last until
May 20 and the Wednesday session until May 29.
Caregivers support group, 1-2 p.m. third Fridays in
the library, until May 17.
Duplicate bridge, noon-3:30 p.m. Wednesday in
the gym, until May 29; rubber bridge noon-3:30 p.m.
Tuesday in the gym, until May 28.
Muscles and More, 9-10 a.m. Tuesday in the gym,
year around, while the Thursday session lasts only until
Pilates physical movement training, 7-8 p.m. Tues-
days and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday in the gym, year
Qi-gong, 8:45-10 a.m. Thursday in the gym, un-
til May 30.
Sewing, 9:30 a.m.-noon Wednesdays in the meet-
ing room until May 29.
Volleyball, 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the gym,
until Sept. 25.
Further information may be obtained at the Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, or by phoning 778-
Writers meet Monday
The Gulf Coast Writers group will meet at 10:15
a.m. Monday, May 6, at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, with participants
invited to bring original poems and essays to be read.
Details may be obtained at 761-9036.
Island churches observe
Day of Prayer Thursday
The seven churches of Anna Maria Island
will join in a combined half-hour service for
National Day of Prayer Thursday, May 2.
The worship service at 10 a.m. will be a
prayer for the country at the flag pole in front of
Homes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive.
The sponsoring All Islands Denominations in-
vites residents and visitors from all Island cities
to participate in the service.
The participating churches are:
Roser Memorial Community Church, 512
Pine Ave., Anna Maria, the Rev. Gary Batey, pas-
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach, the Rev. Danith Kilts,
First Church of Christ Scientist, 6300 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach, Mary Anderson, first reader.
Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive,
Anna Maria, the Rev. Ed Northrop, pastor.
St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor
Drive, Holmes Beach, Father John Ellis, pastor.
Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, Father Bennett
Barnes, interim rector.
Harvey Memorial Community Church, 300
Church St., Bradenton Beach, the Rev. William
Artist/teacher Whitmore to
Caroline Whitmore, Anna Maria artist and
teacher at the Venice Art Center, will demonstrate
watercolor techniques in a free public event from 10
a.m. until noon Wednesday, May 8.
The demonstration will be at the gallery of the
Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island, 5414 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. She will feature work with
seascapes. Details may be obtained at 778-6694.
Silk art by patients opening
Friday at guild
An innovative exhibit in "community art" will
be at the gallery of the Artists Guild of Anna Maria
Island, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, during
A public reception opening the exhibit will be
from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 3, at the gallery.
The exhibit is "spurred by the work of Joan
Voyles" of Anna Maria, who is art facilitator at H.
Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute at
the University of South Florida, Tampa, said the
guild. It consists of silk art by patients at the center,
"work by random artists who pick up and add their
own concepts to that of other patients."
New building codes
require more man hours
Holmes Beach city commissioners unani-
mously adopted the new building codes man-
dated by the State of Florida at a recent meeting.
Public works staff, however, say another
employee will be needed to keep up with the in-
creased number of inspections required by the
Assistant Superintendent of Public Works
Bill Saunders told the commission that the new
building codes are more stringent and require
several more inspections for roofing and win-
"More inspections involve more time," said
Saunders, "and we would slowly fall behind
without extra personnel."
Mayor Carol Whitmore suggested that all
three Island cities consider hiring a single build-
ing inspector who could relieve the work load in
all three cities.
Whitmore said that the other cities' mayors
were planning to bring the issue to the attention
of their respective commissions and plans could
be made to decide how to proceed after that hap-
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The 19th "Jazz on the Water" musical cruise in Tampa Bay will cast off at noon Sunday, May 5, in Cortez
aboard the Seafood Shack's Showboat. The four-hour cruise will feature Kenny Soderblom's Sarasota Jazz
Festival All-Star Band and Lotus Fire, with vocalist Michelle Amato and pianist Don Scaletta of the Stan
Kenton Tribute Band. Coast Guard regulations limit guests to 250 and advance reservations are suggested.
Tickets at $25 may be obtained at the Jazz Club office, 330 Pineapple Ave., Suite 111, Sarasota, from 9 a.m.
until 5 p.m. weekdays or by calling 366-1552.
James H. Dowling
James H. Dowling, 84, of Bradenton, died April
Born in Live Oak, Mr. Dowling came to Manatee
County from Tampa five years ago. He was a mechani-
cal engineer in the phosphate industry. He served in the
U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of
the Order of Demolay and a 32nd degree Mason of the
Scottish Rite. He was Episcopalian.
There will be no services. Memorial contributions
may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955
Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238. Ellenton Funeral
Home was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by sons Douglas of Anna Maria and
James of Raleigh, N.C.; daughter Elizabeth Jane Jones
of S.t. Charles, Mo.; sister Virginia Hobbs of Orlando;
six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
William 'Bill' Pennell
William "Bill" Pennell, 89, of Anna Maria, died
Born in Whitneyville, Maine, Mr. Pennell came to
Manatee County from there in 1987. He was a traffic-
light electrician with General Electric.
There will be no local services. Burial will be in
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Whitneyville Cemetery, Whitneyville. Griffith-Cline
Funeral Home, Mansion Chapel, is in charge of ar-
He is survived by wife Glen Rose and sister Mary
Harmon of Princeton, Maine.
James R. Radick
James R. Radick, 42, of Houston and formerly
Holmes Beach, died April
Born in St. Louis, Mr.
Radick was a former em- -
ployee of the Chiles group
of restaurants. He left the L
Sandbar approximately one 4
year ago for a position as a .
flight attendant. He was
Memorial services will
be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Radick
May 1, at the Sandbar res-
taurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria City.
He is survived by mother Pauline of St. Louis; sis-
ters Sandy and Robyn; and brother Skip.
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A silent auction "like a flea market" is scheduled for
a luncheon meeting Wednesday, May 8, of the Off Stage
Ladies, auxiliary of the Island Players theatrical troupe.
In such an auction, members bring miscellaneous
items to the luncheon and then bid to purchase them, said
Carol J. Cozan, secretary of the organization. "It's like a
flea market, sort of," she said.
The meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Bradenton
Yacht Club, 4307 Snead Island Road, Palmetto.
Information may be obtained and reservations
arranged by calling Robert Barner at 761-1599 or
Peggy Cole at 795-8753.
Ottavi watercolors on exhibit
Watercolors by Alice Ottavi will be exhibited at
the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, during May.
The artist said she discovered "the joy of watercol-
ors" soon after retiring here in 1979 from the Balti-
more, Md., schools where she was a health coordina-
tor. She studied under local artists and attended work-
shops in Italy, Jamaica, St. Augustine and elsewhere.
The library opens daily except Sunday at 10 a.m.,
closing Monday and Wednesday at 8 p.m., Tuesday
and Thursday at 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 5 p.m.
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Remember: Affaire Saturday night
By Jim Hanson
It's all over but the fun the 2002 edition of the
Island's biggest blowout, An Affaire to Remember,
will start at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 4.
It will bring 350 people together at the St. Ber-
nard Catholic Church activity center in the annual
wingding whose proceeds go to the sponsoring Anna
Maria Island Community Center.
Those 350 are the lucky ones: That is the capac-
ity of the ballroom, and there is a waiting list of
people who can attend only if someone with reser-
vations drops out.
Everything is being assembled and installed this
week at the church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes
Beach. Volunteers are busy all this week getting every-
thing "perfectly in order," said a Center spokesperson.
She credited the hardest part of arranging and
working and decorating and handling all the details to
the core committee under Trudy Moon "they've
been doing this for seven years, they know just what to
do and they do it better than you could imagine."
There are still a few of the 300 tickets to be sold
at $50 each for the $5,000 Giveaway, the cash prize
in a feature drawing of the festivities. Another cov-
eted prize is the big-screen TV donated by the law
firm of Lutz, Webb and Bobo, a boat trip from Galati
Yacht Sales, the Time Warner box suite for a Tampa
Bay Devil Rays baseball game, a chance to become
a Pittsburgh Pirates bat boy, a Scramble kayak, golf
and vacation at a Longboat Key Club condo, and lit-
erally dozens of other prizes.
The evening will begin with a champagne recep-
tion, followed by hors d'oeuvres, dinner, dessert,
wine, open bar and the bidding on the long list of
silent auction items.
Dinner will come from Harry's Continental
Kitchens, and will offer a staggering array of choices
buffet style, said.the Center spokesperson. Many
other restaurants are helping with the hors
d'oeuvres, she said.
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Mayor wants civility in Anna Maria City
By Rick Catlin
In what some might consider a shocking new idea
in Anna Maria, Mayor SueLynn wants people to actu-
ally be nice to each other, at least for a month. She even
went so far as to get the city commission at its April 25
meeting to approve a proclamation declaring May as
"Civility Month" in Anna Maria.
Residents are now expected to treat each other with
respect and courtesy and be "civil." Displays of anger
and personal attacks are discouraged. Civility "can
uplift our daily life and make it more pleasant to live
in an organized society," said the proclamation.
When all the laughter died down, city resident
Charlie Daniels said it was a great idea, but why not
extend it to the entire year?
No parking ordinance
In an issue that's been ongoing in the city since the
first Model-T drove over the wooden bridge from the
mainland in the 1920s, the commission was supposed to
have the first reading of a revised traffic ordinance that
included a schedule of no-parking areas, stop intersections
and standing regulations for specified streets in the city.
City Attorney Jim Dye said the no-parking areas
must be designated by ordinance, not resolution, if
there is to be a monetary fine involved for violations.
This is part of "due process," he said.
But the surprise came when Commissioner Linda
Cramer questioned the schedule of no-parking places
in the city. That's because Dye said what is being ap-
proved is the existing signage in the city.
Funny thing, mused Cramer. Nobody's got a list of
what's been approved in the past by ordinance for no
parking, what previous city commissions have said is
no parking, and what private property owners have
simply staked with no-parking signs.
"We definitely need more discussion of the list,"
Commissioner John Michaels agreed. "I would not
want to give parking regulations any permanence."
Anna Maria resident Shirley O'Day said the ordi-
nance is "premature. A lot of no-parking signs have
been put up without permission," she claimed, and sev-
eral residents backed her up.
Daniels said that if there are no-parking signs al-
ready in place that are not legal, then passage of this
ordinance "will validate them." Before the commission
has its first reading of the ordinance, he suggested they
"find out what's legal."
Georgia Van Cleave said this issue has been ad-
dressed in the city "over and over and over" and it's
time for the commission to take a stand.
"Face the facts. You've got to bite the bullet and
decide who's not going to get no parking in front of
their house." That's a pretty tough decision, Van
Agreed, said SueLynn, who postponed the first
reading and made no parking an agenda item for the
commission's May 9 work session.
Planning and zoning
The commission upheld by unanimous vote a plan-
ning and zoning board recommendation to deny a vari-
ance to Simon and Dina Canasi at 104 Newton Lane in
Shore Acres for a 10-foot setback instead of the re-
quired 15 feet.
The vote came after Canasi claimed it was a "hard-
ship" to build a 20-foot-wide house on the split lot.
Commissioner John Quam pointed out it's not a
hardship as listed in the code and Canasi had to
agree. Commissioner Chuck Webb noted that the
question of substandard, nonconforming lots in
Shore Acres was addressed by the code and these
were "buildable" lots.
While Canasi said he would accept the commis-
sion decision, he also wanted his new neighbors to
know he was "not a jerk." Several residents in the
area complained after he bought the property, tore
down the existing structure and removed a long-
standing tree because its roots had encroached into
the area of a possible future foundation.
"I ask people to reconsider their opinion of me," he
Despite voting against his request, commission
members thanked Canasi for his honesty in appearing
and presenting his case.
Michaels noted that there is almost always new
information when someone appeals a planning and
The commission approved payment of $19,720 to
the company that performed capital improvements on
some city streets, but several commissioners expressed
concern about the quality of the work.
Michaels said the work done on Palmetto Street
simply looks like someone painted it black.
Exactly, said Public Works Supervisor George
McKay. All they did was spray the road. They didn't
correct potholes or cracks. McKay said the only work
done at this time was on those streets that offered the
Streets with severe drainage and catch basin prob-
lems were not sprayed at all and McKay will present
information on those streets to the commission at a
Cramer said she recalled McKay telling the com-
mission that pitch and seal was not an adequate process
to fix the roads. It's better to overlay the roads than to
simply spray paint, she said.
The spray coat is essentially just a "one-year" so-
lution, said Michaels, and McKay did not disagree.
Quam said it's better to pay more for a good job of
sealing than what was done.
McKay agreed, but to fill all the potholes on all the
streets would have cost quite a bit of money and would
not solve the problem on those streets with drainage
The commission also approved the "Accord"
agreement among Manatee County, the school board,
and the six incorporated cities in the county on control
of future growth and annexation in the county. The
"Accord" also calls for a single Island representative to
the Joint Planning Commission created by the "Ac-
The ordinance creating Belle Haven as an historic
park was passed at its second reading. The commission
congratulated Carolyne and George Norwood and
Georgia Van Cleave for all the work they have put into
Michaels reminded commissioners that appoint-
ments to the Citizen-of-the-Year selection committee
must be made in June.
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Cortez views life without Waterfronts
By Jim Hanson
With the Cortez Waterfronts program waning and
its manager leaving, the historic fishing village is pon-
dering what to do with matters still dangling.
Best guess there is that the issues will be divided
between government and the Florida Institute for Salt-
water Heritage, a private nonprofit organization that
has been effective in dealing with big affairs.
But evidently it will take some special arranging
between FISH and Manatee County to make a work-
Manatee County Commissioner Jane von
Hahmann, Cortez resident, businesswoman and chair
of Cortez Waterfronts Florida, said issues bearing on
the county's comprehensive plan will be moved under
the county planning department, while others likely
will end up with FISH.
Janet Hoffman, who has managed the Waterfronts
program all of its going-on-three years, said the county
probably will want "some sort of check" on FISH to
assure that the county hasn't wasted its money in its
share of the funding of Waterfronts.
The state funded the program for two years and the
county provided staffing in the form of Hoffman. The
state's participation ended last September and the
county has been carrying on alone since then.
Hoffman is leaving May 22 for Sheridan, Wyo.,
where she will head the newly established planning de-
The aim of the program has been to learn what
Cortezians wanted their village to be and to make it
happen. Surveys indicated they wanted it to remain
pretty much as it has been for 100 and more years, and
that takes some doing in this age of development and
Waterfronts was instrumental in renovating the old
fire house, now a community center and office, creat-
ing a bronze monument to Cortez commercial fisher-
men who have died at sea or in war, and most of all
developing land use and building regulations.
It's all completed except the latter, which are
very far along the lawmaking road. Hoffman had
hoped to see the proposals adopted by the county
commission before she leaves, but that is very un-
likely, said von Hahmann.
The Cortez vision plan a year ago became part
of the county's comprehensive plan, but it is only a
guiding document with no mandates,.von Hahmann
Its provisions must be put into formal, binding
amendments to the land development code. Hoffman
has completed the draft amendments and the
county's legal department will have to pass on them
before the commission acts.
Most of them would codify customs established
over the village's 112 years, Hoffman said, enabling
commercial fishermen to store boats and equipment
on their property, setting waterfront development
rules, and establishing building setbacks to accom-
modate the village's small lots.
The disposition of the remaining items on the
Waterfronts agenda will be discussed at what prob-
ably will be the organization's final meeting at 7
p.m. May 16 at the Cortez Community Center, 4523
123rd St. Ct. W.
The county planning department is expected to
take the amendments forward through the attorneys
and the planning commission and ultimately the
The remaining strictly Cortez matter is rebuilding
the old Miller fish camp, which likely will end up with
FISH. The president of FISH, Blue Fulford, said the
organization may have to lease the property from the
county in order to expedite its reconstruction.
'No hardship' in lot split says Anna Maria P&Z
By Rick Catlin
A property owner on Newton Lane in Anna Maria.
who claimed it was a hardship for him to establish a 15-
foot setback in building a house, and instead asked for just
a 10-foot setback, was turned down by Anna Maria's plan-
ning and zoning board at its April 22 meeting.
The board was clearly skeptical of a claim by Simon
and Dina Canasi of 104 Newton Lane that it was a hard-
ship to comply with the 15-foot setback regulation on a lot
50 feet by 100 feet. However, members were unable to
question the Canasis as they were not at the meeting.
Later, at the city commission meeting of April 25,
Simon Canasi said he had the wrong time and showed up
at 7:30 a.m. April 22, not the regular time of 7:30 p.m.
Instead, Dean Holmstrom of Cornerstone Con-
struction was sent as the point man for the variance
request and he quickly ran into a storm of protest from
outraged residents of the area.
Holmstrom had to admit that the property in question
was bought as two lots, each 50 feet by 100 feet, and one
of the lots was then sold to a trust headed by Mrs. Canasi.
The Canasis own the other lot collectively.
The Canasis want to build a house for themselves
on one lot and sell the other, Holmstrom admitted.
However, they feel that a two-story house which
would be 20 feet by 50 feet on each level is too narrow
if hey meet the code requirements.
The Canasis feel they were misled as to what they
could do on the property before they closed the sale,
Holmstrom claimed. They were already in the middle
of the purchase and decided to proceed.
Residents in the area on Jacaranda Street across
from Newton Lane didn't buy the hardship story or the
"misled" business. Demolition of the existing house
started right away, residents said, and a tree planted in
the 1940s that the Island parrots used as a nest was
immediately torn down.
And, said one resident, it's hard to believe that the
Canasis didn't know what they were getting into, de-
spite spending more than $400,000 for the property.
"That's what closings are for," said the resident.
"It's not a hardship," said another Jacaranda Street
resident, when you buy property, tear down the exist-
ing structure and plan to build two houses because it's
a split lot, then ask for a variance of five feet.
Another area resident, Rene Kennedy, spoke of the
safety factor involved if the house is too close to the street
at the intersection where school children had to walk.
The Canasis were not present at the meeting.
Holmstrom said they live in Tampa.
The board voted 7-0 to recommend that the city
commission deny the variance. The Canasis have an
option to appeal their case to the commission.
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Modular trolley stops proposed for Bradenton Beach
By Rick Catlin
Bradenton Beach's Scenic Highway Corridor
Management Entity got its first look at artist's drawings
of a proposed modular trolley stop for the city and the
Island at its April 23 meeting. The proposed trolley
stop would be paid for by the city whereas a trolley stop
provided by Manatee County would be free, but would
come with advertising.
The major difference is that Bradenton Beach can
dictate where its ad-free trolley stops go, while the
county would have control over the county kiosks and
The drawings, provided by Russell Moore of
RMPK in Sarasota, show a modular, wood-frame unit
with a metal roof and was warmly received by the
That was the good news. The bad news is that the
CME would like all three Island cities to agree to the
same trolley stop. That might be like trying to get all
three Island cities to agree on a common manatee logo
for the trolley stop signs, and that didn't happen.
The drawings will be presented to a meeting of
the Barrier Island Elected Officials for representa-
tives to take back to their respective city commis-
The CME also updated its parking committee re-
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have been discussed with Police Chief Sam Speciale.
A major parking problem in the city is that employ-
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that lot up during the day and forcing business patrons
to find alternative parking, Connie Drecsher of the
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THE ISLANDER E MAY 1, 2002 E PAGE 17
Island Middle School beach education continues
By Andrea Dennis
The lesson started in the classroom with details on the
beach restoration project and how it is affecting the envi-
ronment. Now, Jenifer Catlin and Cynthia Clemons' sci-
ence and math class at Island Middle School has headed
out to the beach for a hands-on look at the restoration
Wednesday, April 17, the class packed inside a trol-
ley and headed for 23rd Street North to see the "before"
stage of the beach renourishment with coastal engineer
Jennifer Davis along to help out.
For math, the students took compass readings and
measured the width and depth of the sand with rulers and
Davis told the students that the beach is currently
about 100 feet wide and that approximately 200 feet will
be added. Such an excess of sand was chosen to account
for some natural loss and give storm protection.
The science part of the lesson includes making sev-
eral observations of the sand and environment before the
restoration takes place so the students can see and evalu-
ate the changes after sand is added to the shore.
Catlin asked the students to take notice of anything
they thought might change, such as the sand particle size,
shape and color. In addition, the students were to take a
sand sample, write a brief description of the area and draw
a cross-section of the beach.
Soon, the students will see the changes firsthand, as
they plan to return to the beach for more lessons in the next
couple of weeks.
"That's what's so great about this school," Clemons
said. "It may seem like chaos, but they learn through it."
Bird rescue training
Saturday for Pelican Man
A class in rescuing wild birds will be at 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, May 4, at the Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary on
City Island, off the south ramp of the New Pass Bridge.
The class is free and open to anyone 18 or older. Details
are available at 388-4444.
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details found on
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project. Davis is
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Anne Kinnan's fifth-graders,
left to right, Celia Ware,
Cody Woten, Lance Burger -
and Tara Cole, display
artwork from their fully
sponsored field trip to the
Manatee County Art League
where league artists and
volunteers taught them about
the different media of art,
including sculpture, pottery
and charcoal drawing. The
students also learned about
displaying and judging
artwork with a walk through
the gallery. Though all
students enjoyed the outing,
one part seemed to stand out a.
most for them working
with clay. "You can get your
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from the Anna Maria City Pier.
Northbound the trolley runs Gulf Drive to Marina/Palm Drive
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Island Middle School students scope out the beach Saturday during the Great American Cleanup. The IMS
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the high water mark to the sea oats, and north to White Street, from the water's edge to the sea oats. Islander
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Island Middle School lunch menu
Monday, May 6
Cheese Pizza or Shaved Ham and Cheese Sandwich,
Chef Salad and Dressing, Mixed Vegetables, As-
sorted Fresh and Canned Fruit
Tuesday, May 7
Chicken Nuggets and Chips or Hamburger Gravy
with Mashed Potatoes and Roll, Chef Salad and
Dressing, Fresh Steamed Broccoli Florets, Assorted
Fresh and Canned Fruit
Wednesday, May 8
Cheeseburger or Corn Dog and Fries, Chef Salad and
Dressing, Corn on the Cob, Rice Pudding with
Raisins, Assorted Fresh and Canned Fruit
Thursday, May 9
Pepperoni Pizza or Sliced Turkey and Cheese
Sandwich, Chef Salad and Dressing, Fresh Broccoli
and Cauliflower, Assorted Fresh and Canned Fruit
Friday, May 10
Chicken Wings or Grilled Cheese Sandwich and
Tomato Soup, Chef Salad and Dressing, Mixed
Vegetables, Assorted Fresh and Canned Fruit
Juice and milk are served and every meal.
Anna Maria Elementary School menu
Monday, May 6
Breakfast: Breakfast Muffin, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Barbecue Chicken Sandwich or Tuna Sand-
wich, Corn on the Cob, Juice Bar
Tuesday, May 7
Breakfast: Pancake on Stick and Syrup, Yogurt,
Lunch: Beef-A-Roni and Roll or Breaded Chicken
Patty on Bun, Seasoned Green Beans, Mixed Fruit
Wednesday, May 8
Breakfast: Cheese Toast, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Baked Chicken and Roll or Hamburger on
Bun, Green Beans, Pineapple Tidbits
Thursday, May 9
Breakfast' Breakfast Pockets, Yogurt, Cereal
Lunch: Grilled Cheese Sandwich or Peanut Butter
and Jelly Sandwich, Fresh Baby Carrots and Ranch
Dressing Dip, Cherry Crisp
Friday, May 10
Breakfast: French Toast Sticks and Syrup, Yogurt,
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza or Ham and Cheese Sand-
wich, Tossed Salad and Dressing, Rice Pudding with
Juice and milk are served and every meal.
PAGE 20 M MAY 1, 2002 M THE ISLANDER
Holocaust survivor relays experience to AME students
By Andrea Dennis
Until a year ago, he couldn't speak openly about his
three-year experience in slave-labor camps and four years
in concentration camps during World War II. Now, Al
Katz, an 81-year-old Holocaust survivor, is finally able to
tell his story but still with tears in his eyes.
Katz, a part-time Bradenton resident, told his story to
Anna Maria Elementary School fourth-graders Friday.
He began by saying that people, at first, didn't believe
Adolf Hitler could do what he had written about in his
book, "Mein Kampf." But many Jewish people, including
Katz and his family, soon found out otherwise.
In the first of several changes, they were moved out
of their home in Hannover, Germany, to a forced-labor
camp in 1938.
"We had to move out of our regular homes and
move into homes only for Jews," Katz said.
He remained at the camp until 1941 when he was
moved without his family to Liga, Latvia, "without
anything," to a place that he and others were not al-
lowed to leave. And when they arrived in Liga, Katz
could tell they were not the only people on the move.
"The stoves there were still warm." He said. "That
showed that people were taken out of there just before
A few days later, all 18- to 25-year-old men were
on the move again when they were marched 30 miles,
in temperatures as low as 52 degrees below zero, to a
place that had only two barracks, accommodating 500
people each. Katz said he picked a spot in the barracks
on the top shelf so he was "hardest to get to."
Food was hard to come by at this camp, as one slice
of potato and a cabbage leaf was all the inmates would
receive most days. And, with such little food, it wais dif-
ficult to work all day, in Katz's case, in a sawmill.
"We had no choice," he said.
Cleanliness was a challenge in the camps as well,
since no baths or showers were available, and lice and
other problems persisted. Katz made do, however.
"I would roll around in the snow naked at night to
clean off," he said. "It was a very important thing to
Speaking from experience
Al Katz, 81, speaks to Anna Maria Elementary
School fourth-graders about his life in concentra-
tion camps during World War II. Islander Photo:
One of his most vivid memories also occurred at
this camp when he and several others were told to un-
load a boxcar of personal belongings. While working,
four other men found a loaf of bread and ate it. The
commander saw this, instructed the men to kneel on the
ground and shot them, as Katz looked on.
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ter making one stop, he lived in an out-camp in
Landsberg, Germany, for the remainder of the war.
And he remembers when the American planes be-
gan to fly overhead.
"They wouldn't drop bombs around us," said Katz.
"We were praying for it."
In April 1945, the American soldiers did come to
their rescue when they brought clothing for the inmates
and marched them to Innsbruck, Austria.
"I always felt I would survive," said Katz. "I was
glad to be free."
His family was not as lucky, however. Katz's
mother, father and little brother all died before the war
ended. His sister was still alive, though.
"My younger sister heard I was alive, but I didn't
know she was alive," he said. "When I got to
Hannover, she was there."
Katz told the fourth-graders of Hilter's reasoning
for all the destruction and related it back to the prob-
lems in the Middle East today.
"He never amounted to anything, and he wanted to
change the laws. He put people back to work, but not
for peace, for war," Katz said. "I don't have anything
against the Muslim extremists, but their social beliefs
are taught to children younger than these. If they would
get the power, it would be worse than Adolf Hitler."
S A lesson in contrast
'' Island Middle School teachers
.5- Cynthia Clemons and Jenifer
... Catlin took their science and math
classes to observe the mangrove
environment on 85th Street in
Holmes Beach. The lesson
fulfilled curriculum requirements
to compare two different types of
environments, and since the class
has been spending a lot of time on
the beach lately, the mangroves
provided a contrast to the beach
setting. Islander Photo: Andrea
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other Brian's for delightful home-cooked food.
Brian's Sunnyside Up Cafe Too at 9516 Cortez
Road in the Mt. Vernon Shopping Center is sched-
uled to open in about two weeks, or around May 15,
once repairs and remodelling are completed, Brian
said. The grand opening day for Brian's Too will be
announced as soon as everything is ready, said Brian.
"We're going to have the same great food and ser-
vice as we have here." That means home-made butter-
milk biscuits and sausage biscuits for breakfast, three-
layer homemade cake, home-cooked roast turkey and
"real mashed potatoes and gravy," said Brian.
"Plus daily specials."
Are you hungry already?
Both Brian's will be open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
daily for breakfast and lunch. June through August,
both cafes will be closed on Wednesday. For further
information on Sunnyside Up Too, call 778-4140.
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Brian Schultz of Brian's Sunnsyside Up. Cafe in
Holmes Beach will be opening Brian's Sunnyside Up
Cafe Too in the Mt. Vernon Shopping Center at 9516
Cortez Road in about two weeks. Islander Photo:
The Menendez family is requesting permission
from the City of Holmes Beach to maintain the right of
way of Fourth Avenue between 41 st and 42nd Streets.
According to Rachel Whitcomb of Mike Carter
Construction, the family wishes to remove the Bra-
zilian pepper trees and Australian pines from the
right of way, and leave the palm trees that currently
New landscaping and construction are not being
requested or proposed for the Fourth Avenue right of
way. However, the family is requesting to fill the low
areas and finish the grade of the right of way.
The property on either side of the right of way is
owned by the Menendez family and Fourth Avenue re-
mains undeveloped by the city.
According to Bill Saunders, assistant superinten-
dent of public works, Holmes Beach has no procedure
to allow the permitting of the use of rights of way.
As an administrative issue, the request will be pre-
sented to Mayor Carol Whitmore for further action.
THE ISLANDER 0 MAY 1, 2002 0 PAGE 21
Business owners to discuss
parking in Bradenton Beach
Bradenton Beach business owners are being en-
couraged by Banana Cabana owner Michael Rappaport
to attend a meeting at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, at
the Beach House Restaurant to discuss the city's park-
ing problems and possible beach parking meters.
Rappaport said business owners will be the guest
of restaurant owner Ed Chiles. For reservations or in-
formation, call Rappaport at 779-1930.
Endangered runaway girl
may be in this area
A runaway 17-year-old girl missing for two
years is believed to be in the Gulf Coast area,
according to the National Center for Missing
and Exploited Children.
Missing is Stephanie Armstrong, missing
from her home in Chiefland, Fla., since June
2000. She is described as 5 feet 7 inches tall, 165
pounds, eyes blue, hair light brown.
Anyone having information should contact
the center at 1-800-843-5678.
'Garden relics' are sought
for Palma Sola festival
Palma Sola Botanical Gardens is looking for "gar-
den relics" it can recycle into helpful cash at the annual
May Festival on May 11.
The park's volunteers are planning the "relics" sale
this year instead of the "white elephant" booth of past
years, said Eileen M. Hoffner, executive director of the
park at 9800 17th Ave. N.W., Bradenton.
She described a "relic" as something no longer
needed for one garden but valuable for another bird
bath, statue, wheelbarrow, tools, equipment, just about
They may be dropped off at a designated area un-
der the deck of the Baden administration building at the
park any time before May 11, she said. Additional in-
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
April 22, 400 block of South Bay Boulevard, do-
mestic battery. According to the report, two sisters
were involved in an argument that resulted in one
sister hitting the other.
April 24, 9900 block of Gulf Drive, alarm. Depu-
ties responded to an alarm and secured the property.
April 17, 119-B Bridge St., Two Sides of Nature,
burglary. According to the report, the doors of the shop
were pried open and money was stolen from the cash
April 17, 119-C Bridge St., Chapae, burglary.
The doors to the store were pried open, but nothing
was reported missing.
April 19, 100 block of 12th Street South, bur-
glary. A man returning to his vacation house found
it had been broken into and reported his television
missing. According to the report, a duffel bag full of
tools and a container of diet soda were left at the
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April 20, 6300 block of 14th Street W.,
Bradenton, carrying a concealed weapon. While
working as part of a multi-agency DUI checkpoint,
officers discovered two handguns in a vehicle be-
longing to a man driving without a license.
April 20, 100 First St. N., Circle K, stolen vehicle.
A man reported his 1986 Buick Century stolen. Ac-
cording to the report, a spare ignition key was inside the
glove box. The man said he left his car unattended to
get help because his brakes were failing.
April 20, 2000 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Park, al-
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stopped to report his wallet missing was drinking a
beer at the time and seemed intoxicated. Officers
located the man and, according to the report, gave
him a notice to appear for drinking under age.
April 20, 100 Highland Ave., Bradenton Beach
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April 22, 200 S. Bay Drive, boat dock, stolen
boat. A man reported that the dinghy used to get to
his houseboat was stolen while docked at the first
pier just south of the Bradenton Beach City Pier.
April 23, 2600 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Beach,
lewd and lascivious. A man was issued a 30-day
trespass warning after a woman reported that the
suspect exposed himself to her four times.
April 24, 1300 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Beach,
domestic battery. A man reported that his girlfriend
hit him on the right side of the face with an unknown
object and then fled the beach.
April 24, 2513 Gulf Drive N., Circle K, theft.
According to the report, a woman did not pay for
$15 worth of gas.
April 24, 200 Gulf Drive N., Beach House Res-
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April 30, 300 block of 72nd Street, criminal mis-
chief. A woman reported that the rear window of her
car was broken.
April 20, 6500 block of Gulf Drive, burglary. A
woman's purse was stolen from a parked car.
April 20, 4500 block of Gulf Drive, criminal
mischief. Manatee County Area Transit dispatch
reported that a trolley was hit by a paint ball on the
driver's side window.
April 20, 600 block of Key Royale Drive, crimi-
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someone turning into the driveway.
April 21, 3015 Gulf Drive, Citgo, drive-off. A
man drove off without paying for $32 worth of gas.
April 22, 4700 block of Gulf Drive, driver's li-
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an expired license.
April 23, 300 block of 64th Street West, theft. A
woman reported her moped stolen.
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History 101: Islands, beaches, mangroves, inlets
Here's a letter we got the other day:
"Have I missed an article or editorial discussion
about the mangrove islands located out in the Gulf of
Mexico and parallel to the coast of Anna Maria and
Longboat Key, which may have protected the Keys
from beach erosion in the past before one after another
was destroyed, resulting in changes in the Gulf currents
along Anna Maria and Longboat Key?
"If up to 40 percent of the beach renourishme'nt
sand is expected to wash away, could the formation of
more barrier mangrove islands be a benefit?"
It's time for a history lesson.
The Cenozoic era was characterized by the evolu-
tion of mammals, birds, plants, continents and glaciers.
Glaciers were the key as far as we're concerned right
now, because the huge ice cubes contained incredible
amounts of frozen water in their mass rather than hav-
ing all that liquid in the world's oceans.
How much water? For the Gulf of Mexico, con-
sider sea levels about 300 to 450 feet lower than they
are today during the time of the glaciers. You'd have
to walk about 100 miles to get to the beach from Anna
Maria Island back then.
As the planet warmed, glaciers melted and the
water ended up in the seas. What once were river val-
leys Tampa Bay and Charlotte Harbor were
flooded with sea water.
Barrier islands like Anna Maria and Longboat Key
were formed about 5,000 years ago. The islands are
comprised of what scientists call unconsolidatedd sedi-
ments," or sand. There are some rare limestone out-
crops scattered on some of the barrier islands. Point of
Rocks on Siesta Key is one, and there's another small
limestone spot on Longboat near Bay Isles on the
beach, probably an extension of Long Bar Point.
Mangroves in the Gulf?
It's probably conceivable that there were man-
groves west of the barrier islands at some point in time.
After all. the coastline was more than 100 miles west
of the current beach shore thousands of years ago.
But mangroves are not a beach feature. Wave ac-
tion is too extreme along the Gulf shore for mangroves
to be able to take root. The hardy plants need to have
some protection from high-energy waves to flourish.
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A good example of mangrove development versus
scarcity is found along the mainland shore of Sarasota
Bay. In the northern reaches of the estuary you can find
mangroves, but not in the south. Why? The "fetch" of
water is less in the north, inhibiting wave action
spurred by strong winds. Waves can't build up very
high. To the south, though, there's about four miles of
fetch that lets big waves form, washing out any little
Hey, I've seen 5-foot-high waves off the Ringling
Bridge. You think a red mangrove shoot is going to be
able to stand up to that kind of weather? Now think
about the crashing waves along the Gulf shore during
a hurricane, er, tropical storm.
You're probably going to ask about why there are
mangroves growing in the surf at Beer Can Island, at
the north end of Longboat. Go back 30 or more years,
and the north shore of the key was much, much wider.
Actually, 30 years ago Beer Can Island was an island,
separated from Longboat by an inlet. The pass filled
over time, and erosion nipped at the beach sand, nar-
rowing the beach The mangroves you see at the surf
line originally lined a lagoon the sand in front of the
lagoon has been lost over the years.
So why does the sand erode?
Beach experts have said that the long-term trend in
Southwest Florida is for erosion. Actually, the erosion
is evident to humans because we were silly enough to
build our castles on the beach in the first place. Sand
moves, as do barrier islands. They shift north and
south, filling in passes, creating new passes during
hurricane events or strong winter storms, bending and
twisting over time like a towel snapped at the beach.
Beach renourishment, the pumping of sand from
offshore onto the shoreline, is generally considered the
best method of halting beach erosion. It's not perfect
by any means. It's expensive, it's not a long-lasting
solution, and finding a sand source is sometimes a dif-
ficult proposition. But beach renourishment is the best
way we've got right now to protect valuable beachfront
homes and businesses. (Read that "tax revenues.")
We're lucky on Anna Maria Island to have a vast
sand source just offshore from the northwest tip of the
Island. Of course, what we're snatching for our beach
originally came from Egmont Key and Passage Key,
which probably originally came from St. Pete Beach,
which came from Clearwater Beach, which came from
... You get the idea.
Why does sand move? Blame it on littoral drift,
sometimes called longshore drift. Sand particles are in
suspension in the water. It moves along the beach.
Sometimes the sand runs into something, and the par-
ticulates fall out of suspension. Sand bars can halt the
river of sand, or a jetty or pier, or an inlet can cause the
sand to divert into a bay or river mouth.
In Southwest Florida, the general, trend is for a
north-to-south longshore drift pattern. However, there
are microsystems within the trend. Take Anna Maria
Island for example. At the north tip, there is a south-to-
north littoral drift pattern caused by the tidal exchange
of Tampa Bay. Go to the south and there is a point
where there isn't much north or south drift pattern. It
used to be right about at the Manatee Public Beach.
Farther to the south, the southern trend picks up again.
Probably the most dynamic feature of barrier is-
lands in Southwest Florida are the inlets. Tidal ex-
change transports incredible amounts of water in and
out of inlets to fill and empty the bays and estuaries.
The tidal exchange swaps out bay waters with Gulf
and, during the exchange, moves a lot of sand around
on the shore.
Egmont Key and Passage Key, at the mouth of
Tampa Bay, are good examples of how swiftly sand
can move. Passage Key, sometimes called Bird Key or
Naked Key (for the crop of visitors who frequently raft
up around the little island sans bathing attire). It once
was a huge place. There were big sand dunes on the
Gulf shore, lush mangroves on the protected east side,
and even a house there in the 1920s. Today it's pretty
much a sandbar.
Damage from erosion has been greater on Egmont
Key in recent years and it benefited from
renourishment last year. The fortifications built in 1898
once had hundreds of yards of sand seaward of them.
About 30 years ago there was still dry sand west of the
southernmost fort. Today, that fort is an artificial reef
hundreds of yards from shore.
If the long-term trend for Southwest Florida calls
for erosion, the long-term trend for the planet calls for
sea level rise. Global warming experts predict that as
the ice caps melt with the warmer temperatures during
the next century or so, sea levels will rise.
For us, the prediction is for the Gulf and bays to be
six inches higher than they are today by 2020, and bet-
ter than 12 inches by 2065.
Add the erosion to the sea level rise and we're all
probably going to have wet feet in a few years.
For the short answer, Anna Maria Island and the
other barrier islands on the Gulf coast are most likely
the remnant protective mangrove islands the writer
refers to but they were developed over time.
The narrowest part of the Island is just south of
13th Street South in Bradenton Beach. Historically, it
was an inlet.
The narrowest part of Longboat Key is at Button-
wood Harbor, right at the Manatee-Sarasota County
line. It too once was an inlet.
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THE ISLANDER 0 MAY 1, 2002 0 PAGE 25
Kings slowing, permits turning up, snook season closed
By Capt. Mike Heistand
There are a lot of big fish being caught off Anna
Maria Island right.now.
Offshore action for amberjack continues great,
with some 30-pounders being reeled in. There are also
permit to 28 pounds being reported.
The kingfish run is slowing, but there are still some
40-inch-long monsters being caught about 15 miles out
in the Gulf.
Bottom fishing for grouper and snapper remains
And with the close of snook season May I comes
the best catch of the week: Capt. Rick Gross and his 45-
inch-long linesider, tipping the scales at better than 30
Tarpon are still rolling in the Tampa Bay and off
the beaches, but there aren't any reported hookups as
yet. Any day now, though ....
Capt. Sam Kimball on Legend charters out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said he has been
catching kingfish to 30 pounds, mackerel, big permit
to 28 pounds, bonita to 14 pounds, plus grouper and
Capt: Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's said he wrapped up snook season with some
30-inch fish, plus catching redfish to 26 inches, trout
to 25 inches, mackerel to 27 inches, flounder and a
whopping 40-inch-long kingfish.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said
kingfish reports still trickle in, but most of the big ones
are about 15 miles out in the Gulf right now. Other re-
ports include Spanish mackerel off the artificial reefs.
Backwater fishing for snook on the last days of the
season was great.
Capt. Matt Bowers on the Outcast in Holmes
Beach said the kingfish run is starting to slow down a
bit, but bottom fishing for grouper and snapper remain
Capt. Curt Morrison and Capt. Ryan Hackney
on the Neva-Miss report fishing as red-hot right now.
They're catching lots of cobia, grouper, mangrove and
lane snapper, all in less than 100 feet of water.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business said snook
season was exceptional this winter and spring, with
many of his catches better than 38 inches in length.
With the close of linesider season May 1, Capt. Rick
is going after Spanish mackerel and slot-limit redfish.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach is putting his charters onto a few cobia,
mackerel and some nice keeper-size snook before the
season wrapped up, plus a 25-pound permit last week.
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
wade fishers report catching lots of big trout using
shrimp as bait, redfish in the canals on the tide change,
and an occasional cobia outside the Perico Island ca-
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
there were some last-minute snook catches brought to
the dock along with some small sharks, lots and lots of
keeper-size trout and a few slot-size redfish.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said anglers
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Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
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and caught lots of trout using artificial, plus some
mackerel outside of Rattlesnake Key.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide out of
Holmes Beach said he's getting amberjack to 30
pounds, red grouper to 20 pounds, snapper to 4 pounds
and a few blackfin tuna.
On my boat Magic, we have been reeling in a lot
of Spanish mackerel to 30 inches in length, a 30-pound
cobia, some keeper snook to end the season and are still
catching a lot of big trout.
Good luck and good fishing.
Capt. Mike Heistand is a 20-year fishing guide.
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Anna Maria Little League season winding down
By Kevin Cassidy
Special to The Islander
The regular Little League baseball season is draw-
ing to a close and Air & Energy has the AAA Division
crown all but wrapped up. The Major League Division
is a different matter, however, as WMFD drew to
within one game of Kiwanis after they 10-runned them
on Tuesday night. Nick Sato again left the yard, which
put him in a tie at two homeruns with Pat Cole, who
also homered and early leader Jarrod McKenzie.
In AA, the traveling team has started playing its
games with the kids pitching instead of the coaches,
which makes things interesting. Get out to Scanio Sta-
dium at the Anna Maria Island Community Center and
catch their next game at 9 a.m. Saturday morning.
WMFD 12, Kiwanis 2
Nick Sato went 2-for-4 including a double and a
three-run home run to support the complete-game
pitching effort of Jarrod McKenzie on Tuesday, April
23, at the Center. McKenzie allowed only four hits and
two runs in the five-inning game while striking out
McKenzie received plenty of offensive support
from teammate Sean Price, who had a pair of singles
and two runs scored, while Zack Geerearts and Spen-
cer Carper each added a single and one run scored.
McKenzie also contributed on offense with a single,
double and two runs scored, while Ben Valdivieso
singled and scored. Alex Phillips and Lance Burger
added singles to round out the WMFD offense.
Kiwanis was led by Tyler Schneerer, who went 2-
for-3 with one run scored, and Pat Cole, whose two-run
home run gave Kiwanis a short-lived 2-0 lead in the top
of the first inning. Tanner Pelkey managed the other hit
off of McKenzie when he singled in the third.
Troxler & Smith 16, WMFD 0
Troxler & Smith pitcher Thomas Sharek pitched a
five-inning, three-hit shutout as T&S rolled WMFD by
a 16-0 score Friday, April 26, at the Center. Sharek,
who struck out five batters, helped his team at the plate
as well, going 2-for-4 with one run scored, while lead-
off hitter Tony Santos had a pair of doubles and three
runs scored. Justin Stanley went 3-for-4 with two runs
scored and Ben Merreil doubled and scored once. Bran-
don Rickrode, Brandon Hardy and Estaban Soto each
had a pair of singles and scored twice, while Tyler King
and H. Smith added singles.
Kyle Schoonover's triple was the highlight of the
evening for WMFD, which also received singles from
Sean Price and Nick Sato.
Kiwanis 12, Zoller 7
Kiwanis trailed Zoller Construction 7-2 going into
the top of the sixth inning, and then exploded for 10
Anna Maria Island
Pat Cole .432
Connor Bystrom .419
Lance Burger .400
Sean Price .394
Jarrod McKenzie .361
Spencer Carper .359
Nick Sato .359
Zack Geeraerts .355
Tyler Schneerer .355
Home runs: Jarrod McKenzie, Pat Cole, & Nick Sato
2, CJ Wickersham 1
Triples: Connor Bystrom, Zack Geeraerts, & Nick Sato
Doubles: Nick Sato 6, Pat Cole & Jarrod McKenzie 4,
Spencer Carper & Sean Price 2
RBI: Nick Sato 17, Sean Price 13, Jarrod McKenzie &
Pat Cole 11, Connor Bystrom 10, Spencer Carper 7
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in three innings. Islander Photos: Kevin Cassidy
Tyler Schneerer takes a cut during baseball action
at the Center.
runs and almost batted around twice. Walks followed
by timely hits from Tyler Schneerer, Connor Bystrom
and Pat Cole did most of the damage.
C.J. Wickersham came through with two singles in
the inning while Tyler Schneerer had a two-run double.
Connor Bystrom plated two runs in the inning with a
single and a fielder's choice. Pat Cole added an RBI
single and a bases-loaded walk for two RBIs.
Bystrom got the pitching win, allowing four runs
on three hits while striking out six.
A.J. Strong had a home run for Zoller Construc-
A&E 6, Quality Builders 4
Quality Builders was nursing a 4-3 lead heading
WMFD's Sean Price fields the ball from his second-
into the bottom of the fourth inning, but a single by
Eddie Shaw was followed by back-to-back triples by
Ryan Guerin and Kayla Boak to give them a 6-4, come-
from-behind victory Tuesday, April 23, at the Center.
The three-run rally made a winner of pitcher
Guerin, who allowed two hits over the final three in-
nings. Guerin finished the game, 2-for-2 with a triple,
two RBIs, and two runs scored, while Boak had an RBI
triple and one run scored. Shaw and Scottie Steenstra
each singled and scored one run, while Justin Dearlove
walked and scored once.
Quality Builders' Stephen Thomas was the tough-
luck losing pitcher despite striking out 10 batters in five
innings of work. Cody Wash had a good day at the
plate for the Builders, going 3-for-3 including a double
and one run scored, while Broderick West added a
double. Severin Walstad singled, while Burns
Easterling and Cameron Ellsworth each scored runs.
Winners in the April 27 horseshoe games were
Mike Duff of Cape Cod and Bill Starrett of Anna
Maria. Runners-up were Zack Duff of Cape Cod and
Ron Pepka of Bradenton.
Winners in the April 24 games were Herb Puryear
of Anna Maria and Starrett. Runners-up were Bob
Solery of Holmes Beach and Karl Thomas of
Vancouver, British Columbia.
The weekly contests get under way every Wednes-
day and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria City Hall
Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no membership fees
and everyone is welcome.
Little League Standings
Major League, ages 10-12
Kiwanis 8-5 overall, 4-2 town, 4-3 head
WMFD 6-8 overall, 3-4 town, 3-4 head
AAA Division, ages 8-9
Air & Energy 10-2 overall, 5-0 town, 5-2 head
Quality Builders 7-5 overall, 5-0 town, 2-5 head
Anna Maria Island Little League schedules
League, ages 13-14
Majors, ages 10-12
May 3 7:45 p.m.
May 3 7:45 p.m.
AAA Division, ages 8-10
May 3 5:45 p.m.
May 3 5:45 p.m.
AA Division, ages 6-8
May 4 11:30 a.m.
May 4 1:30 p.m.
May 4 9 a.m.
T-Ball Division, ages 5-7
May 4 9 a.m..
May 4 10 a.m.
Lakewood Rch #2
North River #2
Visitor vs. Home
Time Saver vs. Manatee East #2
Manatee Central #1 vs. Time Saver
Manatee Family Medicine vs. Kiwanis
WMFD vs. Palmetto #1
Ellis Enterprises vs. A&E
Quality Builders vs. Advanced Management
Home Hardware vs. Gateway Solutions
Bark Realty vs. Sandbar
PAL vs. AA Travel Team
Shafer Law vs. Morgan Stanley
Galati vs. Harry's Continental Kitchens
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ITEMS FORSALE LOST AN-DFOUNDContinued--FISHING
BED CLEARANCE: King Size Sealy, Simmons,
Sterns & Foster and more. Starting at $285. All
new, in plastic. (813) 662-9175.
150-GALLON SALTWATER aquarium with hand-
made oak cabinet. Fully equipped, $800. Call Bill,
BED FREE FRAME with pillow-top mattress set.
All new, in plastic. Queen $235, King $285. Cash,
COMPLETE 300 MG computer set-up. Includes
Windows 95, 56K modem, many programs such
as MS Money, Outlook Express, Collegiate Dictio-
nary, 15-inch monitor, speakers, $250.792-4274.
BED CLEARANCE priced below wholesale, all
new, still in plastic, with warranty. Full $119,
Queen $149, King $198. (813) 662-9175.
BED DAYBED complete with trundle and mat-
tress with warranty. All new, in plastic. $250 cash.
GARAGE SALE SATURDAY, May 4, 8am-1pm.
Furniture, garden tools and many household
items. 308 Magnolia, Anna Maria.
YARD SALE SATURDAY May 4, 9am-lpm.
Plants, furniture, household items. 3012 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach.
MOVING sale Friday and Saturday, 9am-2pm.
Dining set, living room, TV-radio, chairs, more and
more. 529 69th St., Holmes Beach.
ROSER THRIFT SHOP open Tuesday, Thursday,
9:30am-2pm, Saturday, 9am-Noon. Donations
Wednesday 9am-11am. Always sales racks. 511
Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 779-2733.
LOST BABY KITTY 3 months old, male, long hair,
solid black, lost in the area of 71st Street. We
have been knocking on doors and leaving notes
for a month now. 778-2546.
Islander classified ads get results fast!
LOST OLYMPUS COMPACT camera in a soft
black case on or near Cedar Street on April 3.
Please call 778-3666.
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.
FOUND BLACK AND white short-hair cat. Black
on head and back. Found in vicinity of 71st.
DACHSHUND adoption and rescue (D.A.R.E.).
Call Shona at 761-2642 for information or visit our
Web site: www.daretorescue.com.
1991 PONTIAC GRAND AM 28,000 miles. Four
door, power windows and locks. Excellent condi-
tion. $3,950. 795-0212.
BOAT/TRAILER STORAGE/DOCKAGE. Vaca-
tion or long term. Private ramp, wash-down areas.
Minutes to Intracoastal, Gulf, restaurants, bait.
Captain John's Marina. 792-2620. Bottom paint-
17-FOOT WELLCRAFT Classic. Great ski boat,
like new condition. Bimini, trailer, depth finder and
more! $5,700. 779-2855. Can be seen at Web
BOAT TRAILER, 1996 Magic lift, 20 feet. Used
only three times. $450. 779-1101.
1994 SEADOO SPEEDSTER jet boat. Twin en-
gines, bimini top, vests, trailer, immaculate. Fun,
fun, fun! $5,500. 778-0805.
YAMAHA 25-hp OUTBOARD engine. Long shaft.
1994. 100 hours. Needs work. $1,500, or best of-
2000 HELMS 17-FOOT. Custom. 90-hp Johnson
56 hours, stainless steel prop, courtesy lifters,
swim platform, fish finder, AM/FM cassette, bimini
top, trailer, built-in tackle. Excellent condition.
FLORIDA FISHING CLASSES with Guy
DeBlasio, Learn how to fish the flats, canals, boat,
pier and bridges, plus knot tying. Call 727-4343.
LET'S GO FISHING! Call Captain Mike Heistand
on the charter boat "Magic". Full or half day back-
water fishing. USCG licensed. Ice, bait, tackle pro-
PRIVATE CHARTERS. Fishing; snorkeling,
sightseeing, Egmont Key. USCG License. Cap-
tain Keith Barnett. 778-3526 or 730-0516.
BABYSITTER 14 years old, attends Saint
Stephen's Episcopal School. Certified by the Red
Cross. Call Nita, 778-3187.
MY NAME is Sarah, I am 13-years old, and baby
sit pets and children. Charge $3 per pet and $5
per child. Call 778-7622 or 778-7611.
HELP WANTED for all positions, all shifts, espe-
cially breakfast. Apply in person at Rotten Ralph's
Waterfront Restaurant, or call 778-3953.
PART-TIME ISLANDER REPORTER: Journalism
skills a must. Computer literate. Independent
worker. Resumes: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or
fax 778-9392, or mail/deliver to The Islander, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.
HIRING FULL-TIME servers for upscale restau-
rant/bistro, fine dining experience preferred, but
will train the right person. Apply in person
Wednesday-Sunday at Ooh La La!, 5406 Marina
Drive, Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach.
MATURE PERSONS WANTED to work part-time
for Mama Lo's Ice Cream and Coffee House. Ap-
ply in person, 101 S. Bay Blvd. Phone, 779-1288.
GRAPHIC DESIGNER: Ad layout and design,
some Web site production. Qualifications include:
computer graphics, advertising layout and design,
PhotoShop, Illustrator and Pagemaker proficient.
Resumes: E-mail email@example.com, or fax 778-
9392, or mail/deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.
What's the Alternative 14 51 68 191101Ill3 15 1I 17 i
By Trip Payne/Edited by Will Shortz ..Ir U _1- 1 1
1 Bad strokes
8 Walking difficulties
13 Was against
21 Designer Mizrahi
22 It needs to be kept in
23 Not budging
24 Alternative music?
26 Alternative newspaper?
28 Several periods
29 Fork-tailed fliers
30 Is on the verge of
40 The Zone, for one
42 A.S.A.P. section
43 Tale of derring-do
47 Marauder of yore
48 Place for a platform:
49 Delicate decoration
50 Alternative lifestyle?
54 Most important
55 "_ bueno!"
56 Literary prize
58 Mantra sounds
61 Dutch explorer with an
island named after him
64 Alternative energy?
67 Alternative theater?
71 Gather (up)
72 "That's really some-
73 Preceder of
74 Preceder of
75 The Duke of Cornwall's
wife, in Shakespeare
78 A chorus line
80 N.B.A.'s Unseld
82 Alternative medicine?
86 Song to Apollo
87 Give it __
88 Piece on a pedestal
89 Big East team
90 Kind of bagel
91 More filled-out
96 Floral leaf
97 Some Air Force NCO's
102 Get down
103 Alternative comedy?
112 Alternative school?
115 Have an afternoon snack
116 Rameau composition
117 Sushi restaurant supplier
119 Women, to poets
120 Golden Hind captain
121 Corrects a wrong number
1 Herbivores avoid it
2 _-Iranian languages
3 Kind of tissue
4 __ habilis
5 Mogadishu-bom model
6 Salon workers, at times
7 Zen enlightenment
9 "_ the Sheriff" (1974 #1
10 Evasive response
11 What Commodus called
12 "Bei Mir Bist Du _
13 Little bit
14 When repeated, part of
15 Put together, as pages
in a book
16 Worked the land
17 Kind of cross
18 "... _he drove out of
19 Prefix with function
25 Partner, with "the"
27 Like a string bean
31 Party divider, at times
32 Fix, as a driveway,
33 Ignores one's wander-
34 "The Stars, Like Dust"
35 Comet competitor
36 Theory introduced by
37 "_ unrelated note ..."
38 Beta follower
39 Firm up
40 Trapper's haul
41 Shakers founder Lee
44 Declare flat out
45 Taylor's third
46 Part of a joule
47 Goddesses of the
50 Check to the I.R.S.?
51 Country singer Mattea
52 Sumatran simian
53 Boxlike sled
55 Dallas squad, to fans
59 Psychologist Bettelheim
60 Tool used on pine-
62 Sport with pigeons
63 Korean War sights
65 Gulf of__
67 Take one's sweet time
68 Disbelieving cry
69 Change tags
70 More nuts
72 Shaftesbury Avenue
75 Brings in
76 It balances out a
80 Leak preventer
81 Like "Spanish" in
83 Go after, in a way
84 Need correcting
85 It has a husk
86 Part of a speed
92 "Symphony of a
93 Works with straw
95 Rabbit season?
97 Miguel (Azores
99 Complaining, irksome
patient, in medical
100 Lilted syllables
101 2001 DreamWorks hit
104 Comic strip "Big "
105 Chihuahua neighbor:
106 Fictional governess
107 TV exec's work
108 Actress Hatcher
109 Where Enceladus is
buried, in myth
110 Kind of number
111 "Do the Right Thing"
112 Fern. auxiliary
113 It can be rolled over
114 Last chapter of
Answers to this week's puzzle will appear in next week's newspaper. You can get answers to any three clues by touch-tone phone:
1-900-285-5656. Reference puzzle number shown. There is a charge of $1.20 per minute for the call. Puzzle No. 0421.
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GROUNDS POSITION for condo on Longboat
Key. References and experience required. Call
383-3571, between 7:30am-3:30pm.
SITE AMBASSADOR to meet and greet visitors,
weed and maintain grounds, for beautiful devel-
opment on north end of Longboat Key. Full-time
with flexible hours. $10/hour, plus bonus package.
Call Conrad Beach, 365-7338.
NEEDED: BI-MONTHLY WEEDING for summer.
Person to weed large shell-gravel area and some
beds. $12.50/hour. Call Inge, 383-5068.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Li-
brary. Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world?
Get involved with the Anna Maria Island Histori-
cal Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.
PERSONAL ASSISTANT current RN license. Ap-
pointments, light meal preparation, shopping, cor-
respondence. Call 729-6891.
SALES & RENTALS
419 Pine Avenue,
Anna Maria, Florida
P0O Box 2150
FAX (941) 778-2294
H4F4 Aart'e4-w Hw
2BR/3.5BA, Dutch Colonial home with refinished
pine floors, brick fireplace, built-in bookcases,
original wainscoting, high ceilings with Hunter
fans, spacious kitchen with island, Jenn Air range,
tile countertop and breakfast bar. Property offers
four furnished 1BR apartments in separate build-
ing with views of Tampa Bay and Bayfront Park in
the village of Anna Maria. $655,000.
This gracious and inviting 4BR/2.5BA, waterfront
showplace comes complete with a charming boat
house situated on a deep, navigable canal with
direct bay and Gulf access! The formal dining
room features soaring, beamed vaulted ceilings,
a beautiful stone, wood-burning fireplace and
handsome parquet floors. The spacious eat-in
kitchen offers rich oak cabinetry, sub-zero refrig-
erator, Jenn Air range and handy dumbwaiter.
There is another stone fireplace in the cozy pan-
eled family room and pretty French doors which
open onto the sunny back porch, overlooking an
expansive back yard with plenty of room for a
pool. Solid brick construction and quality appoint-
ments are complimented by lovely landscaping
and a convenient circular driveway. Reasonable
priced at $679,000.
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PROFESSIONAL RELAXING SWEDISH mas-
sage. Island, in-home and commercial appoint-
ments. Reasonable hourly rates. Please call
Sharon for appointment, 778-7247. MA31220.
LPN/COMPANION part or full-time, home visits or
live in my licensed home. Negotiable rates. Medi-
cal references. Call 365-6008 or E-mail:
NADIA'S EUROSAGE now accepting new clients.
Massaging residents and visitors more than eight
years. Call today for an appointment, 795-0887.
MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, patio
gardens, trimming, clean-up, edgings, more.
Hard-working and responsible. Excellent refer-
ences. Edward 778-3222.
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
YOUR HOMETOWN REALTOR SINCE 1939
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.wagnerrealty.com
TRULY PARADISE! Luxurious bayfront home in a
tropical setting with a Caribbean flair. Four bed-
rooms plus guest suite and maid's quarters! Hard-
wood floors, two fireplaces, French doors, high ceil-
ings, freshly painted. Pool and deeded boat space
and easy access to Tampa Bay. Outstanding home
for $1,150,000. Call Yvonne Higgins, 778-2246.
I ........ .~ ~ '" .:S ;
RIVERFRONT ESTATE! Magnificent five acre
estate in pristine Braden River setting and fabu-
lous views. Custom crafted by Pruett, this quality
5BR/4.5BA residence was built in 1998. 5,160
sq.ft. of living area, grand foyer, deluxe kitchen,
heated pool and spa, dock and lift and three-car
garage. $1,350,000. Call Dave Moynihan, 778-
2246 or 778-7976.
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MAGNIFICENT BAYFRONT buitl by Whileheoad
in 1996 on double lot, this 3/5 bedroom, 4/5 b4
home is 5,450 sq.ft, of exceptional quality a.dg
detail. Lush, tropical setting with incredible pool.,
spa and large covered dock with lifts, Spectac u-Q
lar bay and Gulf views from several levels.;
$2,750,000. Call Dave Moynihan, 778-2246'or
2217 Gulf Drive North
Bradenton Beach, Florida 34217
FURNITURE UPHOLSTERY, cushions, etc. Re-
pair and restoring antique specialist. Island Uphol-
stery. 121 Bridge St. Free estimates. 778-4335.
COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your
computer misbehaving? Certified computer ser-
vice and private lessons. Special $15 per hour-
free advice. 545-7508
ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING for great re-
sults, wash away mildew, dirt and salt. Thorough,
reasonable and reliable. Free estimates, licensed
and insured. 778-0944.
LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available
evening, weekend. For any computer needs,
hardware, software, network, commercial, private.
TAMBOURINE LESSONS! Also available: flute,
saxophone, clarinet lessons. Beginning to ad-
vanced. Contact Koko Ray, 792-0160.
SEWING: Get your sewing alterations done fast
and reliably. Hems, zippers, sleeves, waistlines,
etc. Reasonably priced. Call 727-5873.
NOTARY PUBLIC, CIVIL marriages and renewal
of wedding vows. Sunset beach setting or wher-
ever. Norman R. Veenstra, 778-5834.
CAR SERVICE! Competitive rates. None extra
for early/late pickups. Tampa $75. Free local
quotes. 24/7 Saylor Sedan 685-3233.
WEST OF GULF DRIVE A RARE ISLAND
JEWEL This new personal luxury Island retreat is
finished in beautiful detailed woods and includes a
fireplace, granite counter tops, custom cabinetry,
top of the line appliances an is exquisitely furnished.
One large master bedroom, library/office, two baths
and 1,773 sq.ft. of living area. Oversized double
garage, screened lanais and open deck. Gulf views
from every area. Priced at $650,000, furnished turn-
key. Please call Carol Williams, Broker for private
showing, 744-0700, eves.
SUM ER EN AL
* 1/1 Steps to beach
* 2/1 Pool and steps
* 1/1 Steps to beach
* 1/1 Pool and steps to
* 2/2 On beach
* 3/2 Steps to beach
* 2/2 Pool, on beach
* 2/2 Bay, pool, steps
* 2/1 On beach
* 2/2 Pool
* 2/1.5 Lake, steps
* 2/2 On golf course
* 2/2 Steps to beach
* 2/1 Dock
* 3/2 Steps to beach
* 2/2 On canal
* 3/2 Canal
* 2/2 Pool, steps to
* 2/1 Steps to beach
* 1/1 Pool
* 3/2 Pool, steps to beach
: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
E mail: email@example.com
Web site: www.smithrealtors.com
S Nous parlons francais
Mit uns oerihen Sie deutsch reden
I SALES I
THE ISLANDER N MAY 1, 2002 0 PAGE 29
I SERVICESDConiudILWN AND;GRDENIJ OE R l
TRAILER FOR HIRE Too big for your car? Trailer
available. Merchandise delivery, yard clean-up,
dump runs, miscellaneous services, sod, mulch,
shell and stone. Call J.D. at 750-0337 and leave
HOUSE CLEANING. Permanent: weekly or bi-
weekly. Experienced, reliable. Call for a free es-
timate and ask for Marieta, 722-4866 or Silvia,
MR. BILL'S HOME REPAIR/maintenance ser-
vice. Over 30 years experience, self-employed in
construction trades. "I'm handy to have around."
THE ROYAL MAID Service. Licensed, bonded, in-
sured. Professional, experienced maids. Weekly,
biweekly, monthly, move-in/move-out, free esti-
mates. Gift certificates. 727-9337 (72-SWEEP).
PROPERTY CARETAKER: I will look after your
residential, rental of commercial property, whether
you are at home or away, in terms or security,
regular upkeep, light maintenance, tidiness, etc.
Dependable. References. Call 778-7462.
MILLENNIUM CLEANING Bonded, insured.
Homes, offices, yachts. Free estimates, lowest
rates. Reliable, responsible, references. Sherry
Myers, (941) 545-3315.
COMPUTER TEACHER/Web designer. Reason-
able prices. References, experienced. Visit my
Web site: www.kellyz.com, or e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 504-5875 for more infor-
TILE: There's a new girl on the Island and she in-
stalls tile! New or remodel. Also, custom made-
medallions in tumbled marble. Licensed and in-
sured. 24-years experience. Katrina's Custom Tile
CLEANINGS-R-JOB: Bonded, insured, profes-
sional and experienced. 35-year resident will clean
weekly, bi-weekly, monthly. No job too big! 779-
. No bogus out-of-town, work-at-home ads. All Is-
land, all the time. The Islander, since 1992.
h WAGNEQ REALTY
% 2217 GULF DRIVE NOR'I'll -* BQADENTON BEACII, Lb 34217
HAQOLD (SMALL )-
Office: (941) 778-2246 Fax (941) 778-4978
Toll Free: (800) 211-2323 -Pager (941) 215-5450
Residence: (941) 792-8628
Seasonal and Annual Rentals
(941) 778-6066 TOLL FREE 800-865-0800
6101 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217
ONLY TWO BLOCKS
; ~TO THE BEACH -
N E New townhomes with
NUN 3BR/2.5BA, private back
yards, elevator tower in
place, screened lanai,
S: ,"1 I hurricane impact window
J I upgrade and garage.
$434,900 or $486,900
with pool. Call Bob Rttro
today to see these magnifi-
cent newly constructed
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING and Lawn Mainte-
nance. Residential and commercial. Full-service
lawn maintenance, clean-ups, tree trimming, haul-
ing, Xeriscape. Island resident. Excellent refer-
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If
it is broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior
discount. Call 778-2581 or 713-0676.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling,
cleanup. Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.
JAMIE BASSHAM'S LAWN Service. Professional
lawn service and landscaping. For free estimate
call: 778-0934 or 705-5901 mobile.
ALL YOUR LAWN care needs, including tree re-
moval and landscaping. Midwest Mowing, 748-
PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and in-
stallation. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and
trees. Irrigation and pest control service. Every-
thing Under the Sun Garden Centre, 5704 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. 778-4441.
GILLIS & GILLIS ENT. Crushed, washed shell,
topsoil, landscaping services. We' install shell
driveways. Serving Sarasota and Keys since
1978. Fully licensed and insured. 753-2954 or
SHELL DELIVERED and spread. $27/yard. Haul-
ing: all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free
estimates. Call Larry at 795-7775, cell 720-0770.
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. Dan or Bill, 795-5100 or cell 809-3100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodel-
ing contractors. In-house plan designs. State li-
censed and insured. Many Island references. 778-
2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
Just a reminder, Mother's Day is May 12.
%ILAND ka AND
COME IN TODAY AND
MEET OUR FRIENDLY STAFF
3001 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
DICKAMAHER .': ':'I B
Shaws Point Brick 4BR/3BA $349,900.
5 Acres NW Bradenton dock, river,
9 Historical Cottage on bayou in north-
* west Bradenton, $559,000.
* One Acre plus barn, pool, Jacuzzi, East
* Bradenton, $329,000.
* "Think Local, Buy Coastal"
* 410 22nd St. W. 309 Pine Ave.
* Bradenton Anna Maria
* (941) 750-8844 (941)779-2233
* Brenda Boyd May, Broker
TOLL FREE: 1(800) 813-7517
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free es-
timates. 35-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island
service since 1975. Repairs and new construc-
tion. Free estimates, no overtime charges. Now
certifying back flow at water meters.
(FL#RF0038118) 778-3924 or 778-4461.
MIKE McCALEB, ARCHITECT, P.A. 10-year Is-
land resident, 25 years experience. Remodels,
new homes, commercial. FEMA, DEP, water-
front. #AR-0014004. 778-5560.
B&D SEAMLESS aluminum gutters, 5 or 6 inch
available. Insured, free estimates. Dean Guth,
owner and operator, 729-0619.
THIRTY YEARS craftsman experience. Interior,
exterior, doors, stairs, windows and trim. Have
sawmill, will travel. Dan Michael, master carpen-
ter. Call, 745-1043 or cell 962-4068.
WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more
by Hunter Douglas and other major manufactur-
ers. Lifetime warranty. Call Island resident Keith
Barnett for a free in-home consultation. Many Is-
land references, 15 years experience. 778-3526
TILE TILE TILE. All variations of ceramic tile
supplied and installed. Quality workmanship,
prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call
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. Re-
modeling, repairs, additions, screen rooms,
kitchens, baths. Free estimates.
Lic#CGCO61519, #CCC057977, #PE0020374.
Insured. Call 720-0794.
FRESH MULLET SALE
ore than a mullet wraper
Mullet T-shirts M,L,XL $10 XXL $12
Mail order add $3 for postage and handling.
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217
"WALK WITH ME..."
in paradise at
S I can make your
island dreams come true.
,. ^ED OULIVEIRA
. Sales & Rentals Since 1981
-.' I Office 778-4800 Cell
5201 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach,
UNBELIEVABLE CHARM AND QUAUTY in this mint con-
dition, updated home. You will enjoy a
quiet neighborhood only two blocks to the
beach. Boasts large screened lanai for
outdoor dining with ceiling fan as well as *
an enclosed garden area with a work-
shop. MLS#82128 $349,900.
Simplify Your Search!
Call anytime for a consultation.
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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.
MASON with 25-years experience. Glass, block,
cinderblock, brick, tile. Walls built and repaired.
Cement repairs. Chris, 795-3034
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.
WINDOW AND DOOR SILLS. Have cracked,
crumbling, broken cement sills? Will rebuild all sills
promptly. 25-years experience. Chris, 795-3034.
Find it, sell it, buy it. You find more Island
classified in The Islander and they work!
314 Pine Avenue Anna Maria
(941) 779-0732 Toll Free: (866) 779-0732
REAL ESTATE, LLC
ISLAND FAMILY HOME
3BR/2BA, plus den. Holmes Beach, split-plan, ce-
ramic tile, skylights, French doors, fireplace, cor-
ner lot, deck, workshop. Close to beach. $429,000.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX
2BR/2BA each side. Mint condition, short walk to
beach. Excellent rental. New kitchen, new roof,
beautiful landscaping, deck. $264,900.
3BR/2BA, professionally decorated condo. Fur-
nished, heated pool, small pets, tennis, across
from beach, close to everything. $294,000.
2BR/2BA Perico Island. Split plan, excellent con-
dition. Screened porch, two-car garage, commu-
nity pool, tennis, short drive to beach. $225,000.
KEY ROYALE POOL HOME + BOAT
4BR/3BA Key Royale "500" block, split plan, fam-
ily room, canalfront, boat lift and 17-foot boat,
caged pool, two blocks to great beach. $539,000.
SUNBOW BAY CONDO
Spacious 1BR/1BA. Bayfront Complex. Ceramic
tile, elevator, garage, heated pool, tennis, small pet,
partial bay view, close to everything. $188,500.
DIRECT GULFFRONT CONDO
3BR/2BA turnkey furnished Gulfplace condo.
Walk out to gorgeous white sandy beach. Tennis,
heated pool and great rental history. $769,000..
From $800 / month
Condos/Homes: $500 week / $1,000 month
779-0202 (800) 732-6434
A MIs SeIAcOast
REAL ESTATE, LLC
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 www.suncoastinc.com
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HOME IMPROVEMENT: repairs, paint, general
repairs, carpentry, drywall, popcorn. Rotten wood
and soffit repairs, bi-folds, vinyl siding, aluminum.
Molding, wainscoting. A.J. Winters, 713-1951.
BAYSIDE ROOFING. Roof repair specialists.
Re-Roofs! New Roofs! Tile replacement! All work
guaranteed! RC0042064. 753-6879.
HANDY ANTHONY. Jack of most trades. Home
refurbishing and detailing, 778-6000.
ANNUAL RENTALS, several to choose from. Big
ones, small ones, and one just right for you. Mike
Norman Realty, 778-6696.
BAYFRONT COTTAGES with docks available.
Turnkey, beautiful views, breezy, quiet area. No
pets, nonsmoking. Priced from $800/month,
$400/week, $85/night. 941-794-5980.
The "best news:" The Islander, since 1992.
Buying? SellingP Renting?
We're here to help! Just give
us a call.. 941778-2307
mS S5er..ingj [h. lilnid since e 19701 [3
The longevity of our office has estab-
lished our reputation in sales and rentals.
Honesty, personal services and knowl-
edge of our Island is what we offer.
We ARE the Island!
Call us if you wish to go back in time.
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CONSTRUCT YOUR DREAM HOME on this
outstanding Gulffront lot in Anna Maria. Pristine
"natural" beach and choice building lot includes
riparian rights. Why settle for less with an older
remodeled home when new is possible. In area
of higher price Gulffront homes and priced
affordably at $949,500. Call for complete info!
LIC. REAL ESTATE
FRANKLIN REALTY BROKER
"We ARE the Island."
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
941 778-2259 Fax 941 778-2250
Web site annamariareal.com
CANALFRONT HOME. 2BR/1.5BA recently to-
tally renovated with new kitchen, baths and
more. New dock and lift, large fenced yard, pets
welcome. Seasonal/monthly. $2,750/month.
SPACIOUS WATERFRONT upper with dock.
Panoramic view. Furnished Key West style 2BR/
2BA with washer/dryer. Pet considered. $2,300/
month. Also, renting for year 2003. 794-5980.
BEACHFRONT: Next season, Anna Maria. 869
N. Shore Drive. Just remodeled 2BR/2BA with
incredible view. Available December 2002
through April 2003, minimum 3 months. $3,000/
ANNUAL ONLY 1BR/1BA, directly on Gulf in
Bradenton Beach. $1,000/month, assurity/secu-
rity required with contract. 792-2779.
-HOLMES BEACH SPECIAL Spacious 2BR
ground floor, steps to beach, now through Dec.
10, 2002. 447-6797.
More ads, more readers, better sales. The Islander.
2317 GULF DRIVE BRADENTON BEACH At only 150 feet from
the Gulf beach this Gulfview triplex is as close to the beach as any
prudent person should be. 712 sfla. 1 BR/1 BA upstairs with 720 sq.
ft. deck overlooking Gulf. 576 sfla downstairs front 2BR/iBA
apartment with 136 sq. ft. screen room: 810 sfla 2BR/1BA rear
downstairs apartment. Parking for six in rear via alley. $530,000.
Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, Fl 34216
Phone & Fax: (941) 778-1222
Get to knoo us!
Meet Jeff Thayer.
Jeff has been a sales
consultant with Green .
Real Estate since
1996. Originally from -
Jeff moved to the
Island in 1987 and
says that now feels like a native. In his key
position as sales consultant, Jeff dedicates
himself to helping clients obtain their
personal real estate goals. Stop by
Green Real Estate to say, "Hi, Jeff."
ENJOY COOL GULF BREEZES FROM
YOUR NEW DREAM HOME built on this lot
on the north end of Anna Maria. Possible Gulf
view from an elevated house. Beach access
just steps away. Don't miss this great buy.
Just listed at $274,900.
REAL ESTATE /
OF ANNA MARIA
778-0455 c0o r .
9906 Gulf Drive 1
Visit our website at www.greenreal.com
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INDULGE YOURSELF. Spend the summer in
paradise. Gulffront beach house has front and
rear decks, central air conditioning, new decor.
1BR/1BA, turnkey. June through October, $900/
month, five-month minimum. 779-0095.
SUMMER SPECIAL: 1-2BR, steps from beach,
fully furnished, cable television, kitchen, micro-
wave. $350-$450/week, plus tax. 778-1098
HOLMES BEACH. Lovely 2BR/2BA, elevated du-
plex, washer/dryer, nice screened porch. Avail-
able now, $850/month, annual, first, last, security.
CONDO 2BR FURNISHED, beachfront, heated
pool, fishing dock, seasonal, three-month mini-
mum. Age 55 and older. (813) 247-3178.
VACATION RENTAL 2BR/1BA, $1,800/month.
Walk to beach, fine restaurants and shopping.
202 56th St., Holmes Beach. 778-3875.
YEARLY HOUSE RENTAL with tropical setting.
One and a half blocks to beach. 3BR/2BA, mother-
in-law suite with kitchenette and separate parking
and entrance. Jacuzzi, barbecue, decks, dogs wel-
come invisible electric dog fence. Partial or unfur-
nished. $1,500/month, plus utilities. 920-0129.
ANNUAL RENTALS: 2BR/2BA, Anna Maria,
$750/month; 3BR/2BA home on Bimini Bay,
$1,300/month; furnished 2BR/1BA furnished in
Anna Maria, $900/month. Call Fran Maxon Real
SPECTACULAR OCEAN VIEW condo on Gulf.
2BR/2BA on Anna Maria Island. 803 Gulf Drive
S. $800/weekly, $2,500/monthly. For info call
(941) 539-1133 or 747-7302.
CONDO 2BR FURNISHED, beachfront, heated
pool, fishing dock, seasonal, three-month mini-
mum, 55-plus. Call (813) 247-3178 or week-
ends, (813) 927-1632.
ANNUAL 1BR UNFURNISHED duplex. Clean,
spacious, ideal for single person. $600/month,
plus $600 deposit. 2110 Ave. B. 778-6387.
HOLMES BEACH CANALFRONT home, 2BR/
2BA, completely furnished, garage, laundry,
dock, many extras. $650/week, $1,800/month.
Available May 1. Call (813) 286-9814.
NORTH SHORE DRIVE beachfront. Spacious
3BR/2BA house with all conveniences. Available
January through April 2003. $4,500/month. (813)
LOOKING TO GO EAST?
Want to enjoy the beauty of country
life? This 6.78 acre, country home site
on SR 64, east of 1-75, will fit the bill.
Oak trees, wildlife and privacy!
$289,900 ISLAND TOWNHOUSE 2BR/2BA fur-.
nished unit overlooking lagoon at Sunbow Bay. Den and
extra bedroom downstairs. Enclosed carport, heated pool
and tennis. Close to beaches and shopping. IB77766. Pat
6016 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton
(941) 778-0766 (800) 778-8448
Visit our Web site at www.ArvidaRealty.com
AT HOLMES BEACH
LUXURY CONDO TOWNHOUSES
MODEL NOW OPEN
3800 6th Avenue, Holmes Beach
1,700 sq.ft. Living Area
Large Private Garage
Steps to Beach/Shopping
Starting at $375,000
Developer Pays Closing Costs
The Village at Holmes Beach Development, LLC
Call: Jon Tipton, 941-779-9464
VISIT US AT
Planning & Design General Contractor
canalfront, elevated home. Upscale furnishings,
newly decorated, 2BR/1BA. Private dock, just
steps to beach. Seasonal renters preferred.
$2,500/month. 216 S. Harbor Drive. Call (813)
971-7999 day, (813) 920-3845 evenings.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL 2BR/1.5BA el-
evated duplex. Covered parking, storage,
washer/dryer hook up, close to beach. Available
June 1, $800/month. 778-4498.
CHARMING 1BR/1BA with new tile kitchen,
washer/dryer, French doors open to private
courtyard. $695/month, plus utilities. $1,395
deposit, call 302-0779.
NICELY FURNISHED 2BR/3BA townhouse,
across from beach. Pool, covered parking. For
rent by the month, up to eight months. $950/
month, phone and utilities included. 792-8747 or
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1BA, elevated
duplex. Laundry, private parking, clean and
modern, steps to beach. $735/month. 342-9456
or 410-4466 cell.
WATERFRONT VILLA with fantastic view and
Simply the Best
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70+ Gulffront rental units with hun-
dreds more just steps from the beach.
3101 GULF DRIVE HOLMES BEACH
ONE OF THE KEY'S
KEY WEST-STYLE HOME IN ANNA MARIA
Anna Mana is the spectacular backdrop for this charming.
new Key \Vest-style -i bedroom home that is nested on a
canal just 1 1/2 blocks from a %\hire sandy beach. Picture this
- warm summer breezes. lush Florida fauna, a beaurifu]
yellow exterior with bright white trim, soft island colored
interior paint, Birumn shunters, warmnn hardwood floors, soar-
ing cethngs, screened Florid amo, a sumpuous master
suite, maple cabinetry and a boat dock with lift. Go to
www.hannerle.com for a rinual tour. $839,000.
Call Hannerle Moore at:
Bus. (941) 383-6411 Res. (941) 778-1096
Mobile (941) 302-8537 800-910-8728
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, Inc.
201 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Suite 1, Longboat Key, FL 34228
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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
- Sandy's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lawl Hauling By the cut or by the month.
We Monitor Irrigation Systems
service INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
778-1345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
1 1 Established in 1983
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Check our references:
"Quality work at a reasonable price."
Ucensed/Insured Serving Anna Maria Island Since 1986 761-8900
Paradise Improvements 778-4173
Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
Replacement Doors and Windows
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 40
Residential Interior Exterior Pressure Washing
Roof Coating Insured 29 Years Experience
Rick Tanner 941-798-6985
4203 76th St. W., Bradenton, FL 34209
Advertising works fast in The Islander.
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Rules in effect for Manatee County:
- Lawn and landscape watering is limited to two
days a week.
> Addresses ending in even numbers (or A M):
Tuesday and Saturday.
>- Addresses ending in odd numbers (or N Z):
Wednesday and Sunday.
> Irrigation not allowed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Irrigation with treated waste water allowed any
> Owners can wash their vehicles anytime as long
as they use a hand-held hose with a shut-off nozzle.
(Pull the car on the lawn to wash!)
)- Rinsing boats and flushing of boat motors is al-
lowed for ten minutes daily.
>- Hand-watering of plants, NOT LAWNS. is permit-
ted any day.
Questions or comments? Call the Southwest Florida Water
Management District (Swiftmud) toll-free: 1-800-423-1476.
R E N TA L o ti u dIR E N TA L S c on tin ued
WATERFRONT VILLA with fantastic view and
dock. Furnished 2BR/2BA, $800/month. Now
through Nov. 1. Call Captain Steve, 545-6537 or
slloydevans @ cs.com.
BEAUTIFULLY REFURBISHED spacious 2BR/
2BA, just one block to beach or bay. Available
now for six month or annual rental, $900/month.
ANNUAL PERICO BAY Club condo. 2BR/2A,
lakeview. New tile throughout. Gate community,
tennis, pool. $1,100/month. Island Real Estate,
ANNUAL FURNISHED 1BR, Anna Maria City.
Gulfview, $725/month, plus utilities. No pets.
Available May. First, last, security. 778-5439.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX turnkey furnished
1BR/1BA, plus hide-a-bed in living room. Up to
date with ceramic tile floors. Walk to beach. Avail-
able starting May 15. $750/monthly, plus electric.
ANNUAL FURNISHED 2BR, Anna Maria City.
$725/month, plus utilities. No pets, available May.
First, last, security. 778-5439.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA, ground-level home in Anna
Maria City. Close to Gulf. New tile and paint.
Caged pool, $1,300/month. Island Real Estate,
ROOMMATE WANTED male, non-smoker to
share North Bay Boulevard home in City of Anna
Maria. 2BR/1BA, with screened-in front porch.
ANNUAL 2BR/1BA, two blocks to beach. Large
kitchen, new central air conditioning, no pets.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 2BR/1BA with
Gulffront private beach. No pets. $680/month.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL 2BR/1BA, steps to
beach, lanai, laundry, beautiful yard. $795/month,
plus. 778-5412 or (716) 473-9361.
VACATION GULF BEACH apartments. Lovely
furnished interior. 2-3BR, sundeck, porch. Tropi-
cal Anna Maria waterfront setting. Weekly, no
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA ELEVATED duplex, two miles
from Island, like new, large rooms, washer/dryer
hook-ups. Background check, no pets. $795/
month, plus deposit. 383-6272.
ANNUAL 1BR/1BA apartment. Good location,
easy walk to shopping center and beach. Nice.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX ground-level 1BR/
1BA, cable, washer/dryer. Two blocks to beach.
Available May through January. $750/month. 778-
AVAILABLE JUNE 1 until January. Furnished,
spacious, tile floors, lanai, dishwasher, washer/
dryer, large pool. 206 82nd St., Holmes Beach.
One block to beach. 778-3104.
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH remodeled with tropi-
cal setting. 3BR/2BA, privacy fence for pool and
Jacuzzi areas. Large lanai, screened porch, fire-
place. Furnished, immediate occupancy. No pets,
nonsmoking. Principles only, 795-5845.
ANNUAL ANNA MARIA nicely furnished 2BR/
1BA, central A/C, washer/dryer, garage, televi-
sion, VCR, gas grill on patio, private front/back
entrance. One block to beach. Move-in condition.
$850/month, plus utilities, no pets, nonsmoking.
2BR/2BA ANNUAL Elevated over carport. Nice
view on lake. Washer/dryer, dishwasher, central
air, lanai, fruits and flowers. No pets. $800/month.
First, last. 952-1592.
AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY to Oct. 15.2BR/1BA,
furnished, two blocks to Gulf. Utilities included,
except phone. No pets, nonsmoking. 778-2891.
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ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH 3BR/2BA plus of-
fice, west of Gulf Drive. Unfurnished, ground-
floor, all appliances, garage. $1,500/month, 779-
BRAND NEW 2BR/2.5BA condo on golf course
at beautiful Tobago Hilton on Tobago Island,
Trinidad in the Caribbean. 1,694 square feet.
Excellent rental market. Asking $229,000, ap-
praised at $241,000. Call Rick at 778-1102 or
CONDO WANTED: 2BR/2BA on Anna Maria Is-
land or west Bradenton. Professional couple to
buy or assume from owner with owner financing
or creative financing. Phone, 778-9436. E-mail:
GULFFRONT 2BR/2BA condo, $399,000.
5300 Gulf Drive, Martinique North, unit #102.
Robinson Properties, 778-4523 or (800) 977-
ISLAND LIVING YOU CAN AFFORD! Turn key
furnished 1 BR/1 BA mobile home. Elevated ceil-
ings in living room, dining area off of kitchen.
Large outdoor shed. View of Gulf, steps to
beach. Located in Sandpiper Mobile Resort se-
nior park, (905) 623-0881.
LOT west of Gulf Drive, $165,000. Close to
school. Information on-site at 4806 Gulf Drive, or
call 778-4523 or (800) 977-0803.
Find the home of your dreams in your hands.
Call Bill or Dan 941 795-5100
Licensed & Insured
ARMOND P. BISHOP
LIGHT CONSTRUCTION SERVICES
WOODWORKING & CABINETRY PAINTING
PAPER HANGING CERAMIC TILE
Phone: 941-756-2146 Cell: 941-504-7701
LICENSED AND INSURED
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MARIANNE CORRELL, REALTOR
ISLAND, CONDO AND DUPLEX SPECIALIST
"Personal Service is Mt First Name''
Annaa .Maria IsCand
Our new Island book is now available. A full color
pictorial tour of our Island paradise. A limited number of
books may be ordered directly from the author. Ord-"
blanks are at Mama Lo's, Holmes Beach Post office and
AMI Historical Museum. Information: (p4r) 778-4077
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PALMA SOLA BOULEVARD bayfront Mediter-
ranean on two lots. 6BR/5.5BA, 6,500-square-
foot-living, 9,300 total square feet. Six-car ga-
rage, triple pool, three stories with glass eleva-
tor, 24-karat gold fixtures, lots of marble. Three-
zoned air conditioning, heat, etc. Magnificent!
$990,000, or best offer. Terms by owner. Mr.
and Mrs. Kerper, 795-4432.
DEEP-WATER CANAL home, one house from
bay, 3BR/2BA, totally renovated including up-
dated kitchen. Pool, garage, north end of Anna
Maria. Reduced to $535,000. Towne & Shore of
Longboat Key, 383-3840.
BEAUTIFUL ANNA MARIA Island Sandpiper
mobile home park, age 55+. Shares available
at only $57,500. Very affordable homes and
lots also. (416) 694-4348. E-mail:
Margocanfla@aol.com. Web site:
PALMA SOLA PARK 3BR/2BA, split-plan pool
home. Completely remodeled. $269,000. Dan,
LOT FOR SALE ready to build. Gulf view and ac-
cess. Corner of Newton and Jacaranda in Anna
Maria. (813) 748-1313 or (813) 990-8543.
PERICO ISLAND 3BR/2BA, two-car garage.
Open house 1-4pm Sunday. 11324 Perico Isle
Circle. $249,900. 792-5372.
SELLING OR BUYING a house? Need extra
space? Budget Self- Storage can help. Daily,
weekly, monthly specials. Boxes and packing
BEAUTIFUL ANNA MARIA Island Sandpiper
mobile home park, age 55+. Shares available at
only $57,500. Very affordable homes and lots
also. 779-1343, (416) 694-4348. E-mail:
WONDERFUL VIEW unique new bayfront home.
2BR/2.5BA, big open loft, boat dock, 2409 Avenue
A, Bradenton Beach. $695,000. 778-3875.
BEACH COTTAGE Holmes Beach. Completely
renovated 2BR with attached garage. One block
to beach. 5800 Imperiore (off 58th Street).
Denise Langlois, Coldwell Banker, 725-4425.
LONGBOAT KEY former bank building, 4,700
square feet, zoned office/professional. Twenty
parking spaces, contemporary design, great vis-
ibility. $14/square foot. Can divide. Owner/Real-
tor, 388-5514 or call 809-4253.
CONDOMINIUM FOR SALE: Spectacular bay
view. Spacious, 2BR/2BA, large family room,
more than 1,700 square feet. $342,000. For ap-
pointment call, 778-0585.
BEACH HOUSE BETWEEN Gulf and bay. 3BR/
2BA, four years new. Outstanding condition. Many
luxury upgrades. $370,000. Call 778-7911 or 915-
GREAT HIDDEN LOCATION in desirable Anna
Maria. Ground-level 3BR/2BA. Directly on a deep-
water canal. Outstanding view with direct bay ac-
cess (no bridges). Undergoing complete renova-
tion by Anna Maria Island's most renowned re-
modeling contractor. Plans available for review.
Pick your carpet and tile. Offered at the low, pre-
completion price of $575,000. Call owner/contrac-
BAYVIEW DUPLEX two blocks to beach. 2BR/
1 BA upstairs, 1 BR/1BA downstairs. Unique moun-
tain chalet-style building. $250,000. 2508 Avenue
B, Bradenton Beach. 922-2473.
DIRECT GULFFRONT: 2BR/2BA Island condo
with spectacular 180-degree unobstructed Gulf
and shoreline view. Must see! Very private, quiet,
corner unit, separate entrance from both beach
and parking. Unit beautifully updated, tile through-
out, ample storage, heated pool. Direct by owner,
$519,000. Turnkey package available. Call 778-
0927 for appointment.
WESTBAY COVE SOUTH Super view! Unit #711,
2BR/2BA. $247,000. Robinson Properties, 778-
4523 or (800) 977-0803.
EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY
All real estate advertising herein is subject to the
Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to adver-
tise any preference, limitation or discrimination
based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap,
familial status or national origin, or intention to
make any such preference, limitation or discrimi-
nation Familial status includes children under
age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians,
pregnant women and people securing custody of
children under 18. This newspaper will not know-
ingly accept any advertising for real estate which
is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby
informed that all dwellings advertised in this
newspaper are available on an equal opportunity
basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD
toll-free at (800) 669-9777, for the hearing im-
paired (0) (800) 543-8294.
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Serving the Islands since 1969. 778-5594 After 5 Call
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(941) 778-2246 (800) 211-2323
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Serving Anna Maria & Longboat Key Free Estimates
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Serving the Beaches Since 1978
PAGE 3'4-'MMAY 1, 2002'M THE ISLANDER
. Call Karen Day
j Evenings: 779-2237
Mike Norman Realty, inc.
3101 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach
625 Ivanhoe .................... $849,000
505 67th St. .................... $468,900
525 67th St. .................... $499,500
684 Key Royale Dr ........... $725,000
857 N. Shore Dr. ........... $899,000
2306 Canasta Drive ..... $1,095,000
632 Key Royale Drive ....... $559,000
509 68th Street ............ $439,000
722 Key Royale Dr........ $625,000
506 Bayview Dr ............ $789,000
621 Concord Lane ........ $499,000
CONDOS & LOTS
Sun Plaza West #201 ...... $425,000
8803 Gulf Dr ................ $334,700
203 78th St................... $379,000
509 S. Bay Blvd ........... $659,000
1103 Gulf Dr. South ......... $535,000
Bradenton Beach Club from$500,000
409 Spring Ave lot .......... $249,500
Sunbow Bay #204........... $259,000
The Terrace #1, 3-6 .......... $289,900
Cayman Cay Villas #105 ..... $229,500
Beachwalk Townhomes New Project from ... $434,900
409 Bay Palms Drive....... $369,500
4002 6th Ave. ............... $389,000
Waters Edge #208N ........ $384,900
113 75th St............... $649,000
214 83rd Street ............ $339,000
5619 Gulf Drive ........... $349,000
216 85th St.................. $324,900
2906 Gulf Drive ............ $299,900
710 North Shore lot ........ $299,000
2904 Gulf Drive lot ....... $175,000
1703 Gulf Dr. N............. $495,000
405 N. Bay Blvd............. $629,000
204 65th St................... $299,000
116 22nd St. W ............ $249,000
3948 Mariners Way......... $439,900
2418 90th St. NW........ $3,195,000
1111 Edgewater Cr. ............ $227,000
1189 Edgewater Cr. .......... $247,500
1206 Spoonbill Landing Cir $227,000
1323 Perico Pt. Cir........... $245,000
Two waterfront acres ........ $950,000
1703 Gulf Dr. N............. $495,000
"Ich Soreche Deutsch"
Mich ae Saundes & oman
941 383-7591 or941*504 -4435
OUR LISTINGS DON'T EXPIRE, WE SELL THEM!
WE NEED LISTINGS! ON & OFF ISLAND
ANNA MARIA 3BR/2BA, elevated, pool, covered deck plus open dock, en-
closed lower level, two-car garage, plus room for boat. $395,000.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX with parent quarters, 3BR/2BA, IBR/IBA,
new roof, newer appliances. Walk to beach. $439,000.
DEEDED BOAT DOCK 3BR/2BA, wood decks, clear views down
canal to bay. Elevated with bonus area. $350,000.
STYLING SALON 8 station, established over 35 years. $39,000.
WALGREENS Triple Net. Good CAP. $2,650,000.
ANTIQUE & ART GALLERY Old Main Street. $69,000.
WE ARE BOOKING MARTINIQUE FOR 2003 NOW
2BR IMPERIAL CONDO Seasonal/Annual
2BR/2BA CANALFRONT Seasonal/Annual
2-3BR/2BA PALMA SOLA BLVD/POOL Annual
2BR/2BA FLAMINGO CAY CONDO -~ Annual
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
tdy41 @aol.com www.tdollyyoungrealestate.com
MAKE YOUR MOVE
"Perico Bay Club"
PRESTIGIOUS GATED COMMUNITY
Pools Spas Tennis Bike Paths
SAVE, SAVE, SAVE REDUCED!
EDGEWATER CIRCLE 2BR/2BA,
second floor condo, many upgrades and new
appliances, garage. Was $235,000 -
JN NOW $227,000.
BAYFRONT 1323 Perico Pointe Circle 2BR/
2BA condo, first floor, many custom features
and upgrades, Corian counters. Some new
appliances. Garage. Was $255,000 -
r( NOW $245,000. Bring offers.
GULFCOAST REAL ESTATE
Licensed Real Estate Brokers offering full service
including multiple listing service (MLS).
A VERY RARE FIND ON
ANNA MARIA. Beautiful three-
story duplex with private dock and
fabulous views of the Intracoastal,
across from sandy beach. Fairly
new building with high ceilings,
four-car garage and room for a
pool. One side has 3BR/3BA with
fireplace. The other side has 2BR/
2BA.-Great income producer. Of-
fered at $799,900. Call Bibiann
Allard (941) 685-0422 or Karin
Stephan (941) 504-4435.
SUN PLAZA WEST spacious
2BR/2BA condo. Heated pool,
sauna, tennis courts and covered
parking. Can be leased 26 times per
year. Excellent investment. Offered
LOT! Lowest priced lot, and west of Gulf Drive, too.
Available at $165,000. Can build up to 2,500 sq.ft.
(AC'd living space) home. BONUS bay and Gulf
views from roof deck! Lot has fruit and palm trees
and is close school. Survey and info on site at 4806
GULFFRONT 2BR/2BA condo has beautiful Gulf and
beach views, granite countertops, new tile/carpet,
pool, tennis. 80% renovated, pick your colors now.
Unit is available for $399,000. 5300 Gulf Drive,
Martinique.North Unit 102.
BAYVIEW 2BR/2BA, groundJ or condo is being
completely remodel -" \ to pool and tennis.
Granite counters, n\ OT"D pet throughout, 200
sq.ft. bonus outdoor 0" s screened lanai.
$274,900. 701 Man-ve., Westbay Cove South,
BAYVIEW HOME in the remodeling process. Quiet
Holmes Beach location.
CONDO WITH VIEW of bay and pool. Second floor.
Pre-remodeling price $247,000.
778-4,23 or 8SC-977-0803
A I &Al tVO 'tr-A R
Call me now at
778-6066. It takes
marketing to sell your
home quickly, without
closing hassles and
for the right price.
That's what I do.
-Jon Kent, Realtor
"It's a shalme!"
Without proper marketing and promotion, a terrible thing happens Nothing!
Secluded waterfront Key Royale
3BR/3BA., three-car garage,
overlooking Bimini Bay. This is a
very special, no other one like it,
property. $849,000. MLS#-
82674. Call Jon @ 778-6066.
. .2BR/2BA EXQUIS-
S I CONDOS only steps
from the fabulous white
sandy beaches of
Anna Maria Island.
Relax year round with
- .a refreshing dip in the
S -. heated pool or in the
warm Gulf of Mexico.
If you are considering an Island property, for your use or
as an investment, you must see these! There are only 5 left,
priced at only $289,900. Ask for Jon at 778-6066.
THE ISLANDER U MAY 1, 2002 E PAGE 35
Avoid the most common mistakes people
make when selling their homes. I'll show you
how. See my special "Hottest Home Selling
Plan." I'll share it with you for only $10,000.
Only kidding, its free!
Call Jon (941) 778-6066 or 800-865-0800 6101 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach
CUSTOM WATERFRONT HOME
This spacious 3BR/2.5BA custom
waterfront home offers a southeast
exposure on a protected canal with
easy no-bridge access to the bay.
S"S The location is a very short walk to
the bay, post office and pier. The
-home features double pane windows
and sliding glass doors with security
film, extra insulation, large screened
,decks, a private master suite on up-
per level with views of bay and Gulf
~ from another deck. Electric and water
are at the dock as is a 12,000-lb.
--boatlift. Priced to sell at $695,000.
Call for appointment.
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Robert L. Loomis Lic. Real Estate Broker Phone (941) 779-9200 Cell (941) 704-0489
Tyrdscely.6i r784 0
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GULF AND BAY VIEW "PELICAN COVE" TROPICAL HORIZONS Large 2BR condo in
CONoo 2BR/2BA, turnkey furnished. Commu- choice Holmes Beach area. Walk to shopping
nity dock, tennis, heated pool and spa. Excellent and restaurants. Very close to the beach with
rental! $299,500. Call Lynn Hostetler at 778- some Gulf views. Rooftop sundeck. $415,000.
4800 or 720-5876. Call Denny Rauschl at 778-4800, 705-4800.
ENJOY DIRECT GULFFRONT LIVING in this
small, well-located complex. Building refur-
bished last year. Weekly rentals allowed.
$429,000. Call Ken Rickett, 778-3026.
ELEVATED ISLAND DUPLEX LOTS OF
SPACE. Large 3BR/2BA Island duplex with two-
car garage each side. Completely redone.
$369,900. Call Ed Oliveira 778-4800 or 705-4800.
Marianne Correll .
says "Move Right In!"
. "H INCREDIBLE HOME totally updated. quI-t
Holmes Beach loxaiorn This is not a dnve-by 2BR
2BA and one-car garage on 9 by 100 ft lot ALL
--NEW appliances, cabinets, Corian counters, kitchen
tile word, windows, doors, floors, pedestal sink, duct
work, A/C system. water healer. $339,000 Call
Marianne ar 778-6066
RARE 2BR.2BA HOME with deeded boat dock
Open plan, large Florida room. home has been
maintained to perfection, room for third bedroom
or pool. One-car garage and one carport.
$324,900. Call Marianne at 778-6066.
\f Single-family homes from
Sthe $180s, including homesites.
2 Island lifestyle with
/ATCH off-Island convenience!
Just a five-minute
ride to the beach!
OPEN DAILY 12-5 PM
Directions: Cortez Road to
86th St. W., turn south on
86th St. W. Entrance to Heron's
Watch is 1/2 mile on the right.
QUALITY BUILDERS INC.
For information call 778-7127
PAGE 36 E MAY 1, 2002 0 THE ISLANDER
WONDERFUL WATERFRONT .ER 1 ~,EA
condo on deep-'aler Canra lreain I.- F.aln. a
S>:la Bay L,'oel', i,:.wnr.icuses war U LS .:anal
and rnaled, ,ol $1 -9 .:0,; r.1LSB8' 6.8. '.u.arn
Holl,, ood. >. -8-2261
SUNBOW BAY Turnkcy turn,.rE E EH .E
condc., under $-00.000 Shurn ialk I.: t-r. g:r.- .
cerN'. s ih ps restauranri and Dank fJ.e- ..er -.C h ,:i
ivaler and carpel' Greai rental ri.i,:.r,' w 1, $1 O'
MLS,8i&0'.4 DougNeaccmer "'826
SUNBOW BAY across ire street Irom almost a
mile of shops and amenities. Only a short stroll to
the white sandy beaches of Anna Maria Island.
Newer washer/dryer. $169,900. MLS#81731.
Rose Schnoerr, 778-2261.
INCREDIBLE VIEW .:. F airm.5 .I:a Ea,' Lv EI,
-e[R 'BA ,. ,,jrd.I...r urni T,i11ll, lurnr e, lur-
r.s r.-, Eal.lr I.rl-i .:.re..: jr ,jr Bg \dn 4. -
tra *:l'ra]; .- .100 : IL t 3, Su .ar, H :l .
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We are helping the Salvation
Arni, to collect baby lems, ,
including diapers ipreernie5 ,
S toddlers), ihaf-ipoo and
h bollies fo-:r the amiiil', .hlellerc ',
Please bring vc'ur ,Jo.rilai,'i ofC
S clean, usable or new iterrs
to our liice
We all thank you!
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PERICO BAY CLUB. This du,-rilrs urnit nas
beautiful ceramic tile and carpet. Walk out stairs.
Glass sliders to lanai. Tennis, heated pool and
spas, clubhouse. 24-hour manned. $219,500.
Rose Schnoerr, 778-2261.
SPECTACULAR WATERFRONT Ke,, Roj,ale
h..-mn, :'BR 3B4, rem :,del-i 'd 1 .4'3 T'.o Su'le.
1IiahI n lile- P...:.l- S ailt:,jar m.a r rJol' I liT
.--290 i'jl ML ntis36'. Rose Scrnoerr.
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UNOBSTRUCTED PANORAMIC .e,'., ol the
Gulf and glorious sunsets. Well maintained 1,800
sq.ft. condo, glass and screened 30 ft. Florida
room. Storm shutters on all windows. $539,000.
MLS#81052. Rose Schnoerr, 778-2261.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND OFFICE
3614 East Bay Drive Holmes Beach 778-2261 1-800-422-6325
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... with 4 percent financing available.
Pre-construction prices starting at $450,000.
Resort-style living on Sarasota Bay. Amenities include a
fitness center, two pools, two waterfalls, spa, cabanas,
wilderness boardwalk and so much more.
1699 N. Gulf Drive Bradenton Beach
PRIVXCY GALOREI All you see from here is sky, -wa-
ter, beach and sea oats. Can't see your neighbor's
house or any other buildings.- This gorgeous home has
the perfect setting on Anna Maria Island. 21 years
old and in great shape, this 3BR/2BA beauty has ev-
ery room facing onto the Gulf. High ceilings, fireplace
and lots of glass. If you can afford the best, give us-_
No _00 a778-6696
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Jan A. Schmidt
Kansas City. MO
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