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Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992) ( June 5, 2002 )

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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
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Creation Date: June 5, 2002

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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: June 5, 2002

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

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


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"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"


Volume 10, no. 29, June 5, 2002 FREE


Island tourism: Billion.dollar industry


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Tourism to Anna Maria Island and the Manatee
County portion of Longboat Key generated nearly $1
billion annually in the Island's economy in 2001, mak-
ing it the driving economic force for the Island.
While Manatee County's Bradenton Area Conven-
tion and Visitors Bureau has no separate statistics for
Island tourist arrivals compared with overall visitors,
CVB officials acknowledge that 60 percent of all tour-
ism tax dollars collected come from the Island and the


Manatee County portion of Longboat Key. With 2.475
million visitors reported to the Bradenton area in 2001
by the CVB, an estimated 1.485 million of those would
have visited the barrier islands.
In its 2001 report on tourism in Manatee County, the
CVB reported 2.475 million visitors, of which 850,000
stayed in paid accommodations, spending $120 million on
lodging. Using the 60 percent figure from the CVB,
510,000 of those visitors came to the Island in 2001 and
spent $72 million just for accommodations.
The CVB estimated that visitors to the Bradenton


area spent another $530 million in the Manatee County
economy in addition to lodging costs. That would mean
about $320 million was spent on the Island alone by
visitors in 2001. Total spending by visitors on Anna
Maria Island and Longboat Key would be approxi-
mately $390 million.
Using the CVB's own 2.8 economic multiplier ef-
fect of visitor spending, approximately $1.09 billion
was generated on the Island by tourism spending.
PLEASE SEE TOURISM, NEXT PAGE


Holmes Beach


bike path starts .


June 12
The Holmes Beach City Commission unanimously' :
approved a bid from Superior Asphalt Inc. to complete
the city's bike lanes. The total cost to complete the
project is $256,765.
The city's bike path installation was broken into two, -4..
phases with Phase I installed approximately three years ...; .
ago from the south end of the city along Gulf Drive to East :
Bay Drive, along East Bay Drive to Manatee Avenue, then
towards the beach, stopping approximately 100 yards
from the intersection of Manatee Avenue and Gulf Drive
at the Manatee Public Beach. .
Phase II will continue the path to the city limits of
Anna Maria. The path is a four-foot-wide apron on--
each side of the road which is marked as a bike path. .'; '
Mayor Carol Whitmore said work will begin June 12. '
In other action, the commission unanimously '; '' 6 .2
passed an amendment to the Anna Maria Island Cen- .o.. ,.
tre Shops site plan submitted by the leasing agent, .''i.;',
Benderson Development Company, stipulating that |- .,
Island Rental scooters should be taken off the property Cracker celebrates the Royal Poi
at the end of the business day. The site plan allows
S,*Gib Bergquist, also known as "The Cracker," hopes
scooters to be displayed in one parking space during al o ,.
business hours, but no longer allows them to be stored ant" blooming Royal Poinciana trees which are
within the store or anywhere on the premises after Cracker" is celebrating the beginning of his new "c
again. See Cracker Crumbs, page 14. Islander Phot

Likes, dislikes voiced at visioningg' session


By Paul Roat
Bradenton Beach residents love the city's tradi-
tional beachstyle architecture, its old-Florida charm,
Bridge Street, its bike paths and the residential-resort
blend of life.
Residents aren't so keen on all the signs, the traffic
gridlock, non-single-family home development in single-
family home-zoned areas, and the influence of nonvoting
property owners in the way of the city's growth.
Those were just some of the opinions voiced by 50
residents during the first of three scheduled visioningg"
workshops conducted at city hall by the Tampa Bay
Regional Planning Council May 29.
The purpose of the sessions is to provide city com-
missioners with a consensus of the people as to how
they would like the city to look in the year 2030. Re-
cent rapid development spurred the decision to move
forward with the forward-looking meetings, with the
final report expected to be presented to the city com-
mission June 20.
Avera Wynne with TBRPC moderated the wide-


ranging first session. Participants a blend of full-
time residents, property owners and business folks -
first gave their impressions on a series of slides of
Bradenton Beach life. The "image survey" ranged from
single-family homes to businesses, mobile homes to
"megahouses," parks to condo projects.
The ranking from "like" to "dislike" will be com-
piled and presented at a future forum.
Next up was an open discussion listing what resi-
dents believed were strengths and opportunities for the
city, and then weaknesses, attributes that were detri-
mental to the city and threats.
The opportunity to offer suggestions provoked
some fiery exchanges.
For the strengths of Bradenton Beach in no par-
ticular order-- residents listed beaches and the water,
public access to the Gulf and bays, the small-town
character of the city and its sense of community.
The fact that Bradenton Beach is a "walking" com-
PLEASE SEE VISIONING, NEXT PAGE


nciana
s all Islanders will join him in celebrating the "flamboy-
evident in many locations throughout the Island. "The
ancer-free" life, he says, and he's back to writing once
o: Bonner Joy


flappenings

Weekend for kids, blood
Snooks Adams Kids Day and the hosting Privateers
headline the weekend on Anna Maria Island from
Bayfront Park in Anna Maria where a giant-sized party
for kids will celebrate the coming of summer.
Adams, the former Holmes Beach chief of police,
will be honored at the event as the Island's kids are
honored to meet him as well.
Also at the park Saturday, one of four bloodmobiles
that will be present on Anna Maria Island for a weekend
Islandwide blood drive. Other locations, both Saturday
and Sunday, include the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, Marina Pointe Real Estate and AMI Coffee Co.,
and The Islander.
The Privateers will float their ship to The Islander
Sunday afternoon, again offering free hot dogs and sodas
for kids at the continuation of the blood drive benefit.
More inside ...
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Tourism billion-dollar business
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

"That's an incredible figure," said Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce Director Mary Ann Brockman.
"But I wouldn't be surprised if that were low."
She said the figures probably don't take into ac-
count spending by winter visitors who own a house on
the Island and don't pay any tourism rental tax. In ad-
dition, a lot of visitors who stay on the mainland spend
money at Island stores and restaurants.
"So I think it's actually higher," she observed.
Brockman would like a little more respect from the
CVB for Island tourism and a little monetary help with
tourism promotions.
Despite generating 60 percent of all stay-over visitors
to the Bradenton area, little of the $28.1 million collected
in tourism tax from visitor accommodations in 2001 ever
returns to the Island, Brockman said. Of that figure, ap-
proximately $16.86 million would have come from Anna
Maria Island and Longboat Key, the CVB has said.
But the CVB will be the first to admit the Island
doesn't get any of the tourism tax back directly, al-
though the Island is featured in CVB marketing and
promotions.
"Everything we do starts with Anna Maria Island and
Longboat Key," said CVB Executive Director Larry
White. Indeed, the CVB's $800,000 annual advertising
campaign in North America features "miles and miles of
white sand beaches" on Anna Maria Island.
Aside from some funding for the recent beach
renourishment project on the Island, however, the CVB
dispenses the tourism tax revenue it receives for other
projects such as the Crosley Mansion.
The Island's chamber of commerce recently tried to
get assistance from the CVB to help fund the chamber's
tourism information center but without success.
"We have asked the county in the past for funding,
but haven't gotten any," said Alan Galetto, president of
the Island chamber of commerce.
Brockman has even suggested a small annual bud-
get from the CVB and has requested funds to help with
the chamber's mailing campaign, all to no avail.
"And they fund the Ellenton Tourism Information
Center and a kiosk at the outlet mall, and we get noth-
ing. This has been going on for years," she said. "It's
never going to change."
"Yet the Island is the main draw for the local
economy," Anna Maria City Commissioner John
Michaels has said previously.


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Snooks Adams, with pirates and princesses surrounding him at last year's Snooks Adams Kids' Day. Islander
Photo: Bonner Joy


Snooks and kids have their day


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
The oldest policeman on the Island will round up
his usual young suspects, some 700 of them, for their
big annual blowout in Anna Maria Saturday, June 8.
It's Snooks Adams Kids' Day, started nearly 50
years ago by a compassionate cop with a Jeep, then for
the past 22 years carried on by a bunch of privateers
with a ship of their own.
The celebration draws up to 700 youngsters a year,
said Mitch Stewart, president of the sponsoring Anna
Maria Island Privateers. And it draws its founder and
chief benefactor, Willis "Snooks" Adams, for a visit
with the admiring youngsters.
It will be from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Bayfront Park
in Anna Maria, with free hot dogs and sodas for kids
(parents and big kids pay a small fare). There will be
a "best pirate costume" contest, a three-legged race,
water balloon games, treasure hunt, pictures on the
Privateers pirate ship and a lot more, Stewart said.
Adults are welcome, too, not least because a Mana-


tee Blood Center bloodmobile will be on hand all day
to take blood donations with or without appointments.
Privateers will be on hand in full regalia to help keep
things moving.
Adams as a Manatee County deputy sheriff was the
Island's first law officer and became its first chief of
police when Holmes Beach organized its department.
He started Kids' Day at the end of the school year in
the early 1960s by gathering up a Jeep-load of young-
sters whom he drove to Coquina Beach and fed hot
dogs and sodas and oversaw hours of games.
In 1980 he handed the celebration over to the Pri-
vateers, then a 10-year-old nonprofit organization put
together by a group of men who wanted to help Island
youngsters and have fun doing so.
Kids' Day is part of the Privateers' program for
young people, along with scholarships and donations
to the Anna Maria Island Community Center. The or-
ganization raises funds through its big Fourth of July
picnic, thieves' markets, smoked mullet and barbecue
sales, a golf tournament and other events.


Visioning under way
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1


munity was stressed as important, as was the need for
affordable housing and height restrictions. Classic, tra-
ditional beach architecture was lauded, as was the
socio-economic cross-section of the city.
People liked trolleys and safe, quiet neighbor-
hoods, plus availability to shops, restaurants and the
"town center" of Bridge Street. They liked the city's
wildlife, family recreation, the city pier, its bike lanes
and increasing land value to support redevelopment.
What people viewed as problems were a lack of
landscaping surrounding older structures, a decline in
a permanent population, too much signage, a lack of
single-family residences, traffic gridlock and speeding
on some parts of Gulf Drive.
Also areas of concern voiced were a lack of park-
ing, not enough sidewalks, non-single-family develop-
ment in residential neighborhoods, not enough politi-
cal candidates for city offices, a lack of recycling fa-
cilities, absence of a medium-sized public meeting
area, noise, lack of animal control, rising land values,
diminishing affordable housing, rising taxes, an inabil-
ity to maintain existing zoning, and an antiquated sys-
tem of government.
There were also concerns about problems develop-
ing in the interaction of seasonal and permanent resi-
dents, trash control on the beaches, threats to the envi-
ronment, flooding and drainage problems, vacation of
city rights of way without compensation, and undue
influence by outsiders non-voting property owners.
Resident Ernest Clay pointed out that the city's
available land stock designated as single-family resi-
dences amounts to 6 percent of the city's total. "Why
was that allowed to happen?" he asked.
He added that 80 percent of the city is designated
as R-2, or duplex.
"Way back when, there were a lot of folks who


Avera Wynne with Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council conducted the first visioning workshop in
Bradenton Beach. Islander Photo: Paul Roat


built a duplex, lived in half and rented the other side out
so they could afford to live here," former Mayor Gail
Cole said. "Now, we're getting more absentee land-
lords."
TBRPC's Gerald Smelt served as scribe as resi-
dents called out their favorite and least-favorite ele-
ments of the city. Residents then awarded their favor-


ite selections on the "best-worst" list with colored
marks.
Planners were scheduled to present the findings of
the first meeting at a second workshop June 4. A third
meeting to review and draft vision statements is sched-
uled for June 11, with presentation to the commission
set for June 20.





THE ISLANDER JUNE 5, 2002 0 PAGE 3

Turtle light violators to be named Meetings


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Suzi Fox has been taking names for weeks, and
now she's going public naming names and ad-
dresses of residents and businesses violating laws pro-
tecting sea turtles from beachside lights.


Commissioner warned of
code violations
By Paul Roat
A Bradenton Beach city commissioner has
been warned of having "zoning violations that
exist in regards to an accessory use (home occu-
pation) on your property," according to the city's
code enforcement officer.
Dawn Baker has been ordered to correct the vio-
lations by mid-June or she could face action by the
code enforcement board that could include fines of
up to $250 per day until the corrections are made.
Baker, of Ninth Street North, operates a taxi
business from her home.
The allegations from Code Enforcement Of-
ficer Dawn Betts include charges that persons
other than family members engaging in the busi-
ness, traffic is being generated in greater volumes
than would be expected in a residential neighbor-
hood, noise, and commercial vehicles are parked
overnight on the property.
Baker said she would remove the vehicles and
comply with the recommended corrective actions
as described by Betts.
"It's all political," Baker said. She said she be-
lieved the complaints stemmed from a proposed
condominium development at the end of the street
that came before the city commission last year.
Commissioners never took formal action on the
project as the developer withdrew the project from
consideration, she said, and she believes the prop-
erty owner expected the project would be rejected.


Starting with next week's edition, as done in the
past, The Islander will publish the locations still not in
compliance with laws and regulations prohibiting lights
that may be seen from a "turtle's eye" on the beach.
"I'm giving everyone this week to shape up," said
Fox, director of Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch.
"Next week I'll be naming names for publication,
and they'll stay in the paper until they're in compliance.
"We're a month into the nesting season and every-
one should have been in compliance a month ago, or
weeks before that. I spend four hours a night patrolling
the beach for lights in violation, and I take the same
names night after night.
"Being nice doesn't work, so no more nice."
Code enforcement officers in the Island's three
cities are helpful, she said, and hopefully they will play
an even .larger part in the days and weeks to come.
Bradenton Beach, whose turtle ordinance is con-
sidered a model for all to emulate, provides for fines up
to $250 per day of violation, said the code enforcement
officer there, Dawn Betts.
"We want lights that don't chase mother turtles
away from nesting, and don't attract hatchlings away
from the Gulf," Fox said. Baby turtles instinctively
head for the sparkle of the Gulf waters and compara-
tive safety, but brighter inshore lights often lure them
to their death. Adult turtles insist on darkness for dig-
ging nests and laying eggs.
Betts pointed out that the ordinance could be tougher
- Sarasota's ordinance prohibits any lights visible from
the beach and provides penalties up to $5,000.
She has sent more than letters to 800 residents and
businesses on both sides of Gulf Drive pointing out the
law, its penalties and the necessity of protecting the endan-
gered sea turtles.
Fox said she was very disappointed at the people who
failed to attend a 45-minute meeting two weeks ago to get
information on how to avoid violating the law; only a
comparative handful showed up, and even some of those
who attended remain in violation, she said.
As of Monday, Fox said there had been 28 nests on
Island beaches and 24 false crawls marks that indi-
cate a female turtle came to shore but did not dig a nest


Anna Maria City
June 5, 7 p.m., town hall meeting.
June 12, 6:30 p.m. Environmental Education and En-
hancement Committee meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
June 5, 4 p.m., special city commission meeting on
mayor's nomination for new public works director.
June 6, 7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda: pub-
lic comment, local law enforcement interlocal agree-
ment discussion, software upgrade discussion, special
event request by the Beach House Restaurant, consent
agenda and commission reports.
June 11, 11 a.m., parking-traffic subcommittee meet-
ing of scenic highway committee.
June 11, 1 p.m., scenic highway committee meeting.
June 11, 6 p.m., visioning workshop.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
June 11, 7 p.m., city commission meeting with work-
shop immediately following.
June 12, 7 p.m., parks and beautification committee
meeting.
June 13, 10 a.m., Holmes Beach Civic Association
meeting.
June 13, 1 p.m., planning commission meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Of Interest
June 12, 10 a.m., emergency operation center meeting,
Fire Station No. 1, 6001 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
and lay eggs.
Fox holds the Florida marine turtle preservation
permit for Anna Maria Island and directs the volunteer
Turtle Watch program. Fox and a select number of
volunteers are the only persons allowed by law to
handle the turtles, nests and eggs, and the hatchlings.


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Who's on first at Villa Rosa ballpark?


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Abbott and Costello are alive and well in Anna Maria
doing a remake of their famous "Who's on first?" over the
Villa Rosa subdivision and vacation applications and who
represents what interest for what reason.
Sound confusing? Not yet.
The first pitch of the Anna Maria version of
"Who's on first?" was thrown May 13 when attorney
Conrad DeSantis of North Palm Beach appeared before
the city's planning and zoning board representing de-
velopers and Island residents Robert Byrne and Steve
Noriega. The developers wanted approval of their ap-
plication for the Villa Rosa subdivision of 17 single-
family homes off South Bay Boulevard and a vacation
of a right of way.
Land-use planner Jim Farr of architect George F.
Young's office also spoke at the meeting on behalf of
the project and gave a good impression that his com-
pany also represented Byrne and Noriega.
The stormy three-hour session ended with the
board, under threat of legal action by DeSantis, voting
to recommend to the city commission that it approve
both the subdivision and the vacation.
The issues were to be placed on the city
commission's May 23 meeting agenda.
So far, so good, although some people at the meet-
ing apparently assumed DeSantis also represented the
land owners.
What's on second?
The first curveball got thrown the city's way two
days later when City Commissioner Chuck Webb an-
nounced in a letter to the city that he now represents the
owners of the property, the Lardas family, and they
asked the city to "table" the applications and discon-
tinue "indefinitely" any future hearings on the matter.
Webb also said that George F. Young Inc. "no
longer represents the Lardas' in the vacation and sub-
division process."
Move DeSantis back to first base, put Webb, on
second. George F. Young Inc. is out.
On May 22, DeSantis wrote to City Attorney Jim Dye


stating that Webb's letter "indicated that we had made the
statement that we represent the owners (Lardas)." That's
not true, DeSantis claimed, and he "never intended the
board members to gather such inference."
DeSantis also claimed his clients' application was
before the city commission, not the Lardas family, even
though they were the rightful property owners. There-
fore, it should proceed, despite what the family was
saying.
He also said that while George F. Young Inc. used
to represent the land owners, he now represents "our
client."
Put Young back on first base, DeSantis stays on
second, Webb advances to third.
But with Webb at-bat, DeSantis wasn't through
pitching.
Webb's position as a city commissioner and attor-
ney for the sellers "creates an obvious conflict of inter-
est," he claimed.
DeSantis declined to offer his opinion on whether
or not Webb, knowing the vacation and subdivision
issues would come before the city commission, should
have taken the Lardas family as a client.
"However," he added, "I have no doubt that Mr.
Webb will recuse himself from voting and not partici-
pate in any debate" involving the applications.
Then Steve Lardas got his turn at the plate.
In a May 22 letter to Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn,
Steve Lardas said DeSantis was trying to place the
Lardas' property on the May 23 agenda for discussion
without authorization.
Lardas submitted documentation stating the land is
bing sold as "vacant" property.
Only George F. Young Inc. was given authoriza-
tion by the family to begin the process of subdivision
and right-of-way vacation, said Lardas, not DeSantis,
and he asked the city not to proceed with the Villa Rosa
agenda items.
Upon receipt of that letter, SueLynn and Dye
thought the prudent course of action would be to re-
move the subdivision and vacation items from the May
23 city commission agenda until such time as an owner


appeared with an application.
Put the Lardas' family on third with Webb, while
DeSantis and Young are out, but DeSantis is back at
home plate with two strikes.
Foul ball, cried DeSantis in a May 28 letter to Dye.
DeSantis said his clients were supposed to be on
the May 23 agenda because of comments Dye made,
and there is no city code to remove an agenda item
from a commission meeting.
"We still firmly believe that we were improperly
removed from the agenda and should be heard at the
next meeting," concluded DeSantis.
Sale of the Lardas property to the developers was
completed June 4. The unconfirmed sale price was $3.1
million.
SueLynn said she would have to confer with Dye
before placing the Villa Rosa subdivision and vacation
issues on the June 27 city commission agenda.
In the meantime, folks are left to say, "I dunno."


Former Island priest suspended
in wake of sex charges
A Catholic priest who served on the Island
for five years has
been suspended ."
while undergoing an
investigation into al-
legations he sexually .
molested a minor in
the 1970s.
Father Donald -
Baier served at St.
Bernard Catholic
Church from 1993 to Baier
1998. The Diocese of
Venice has suspended him while the investiga-
tion proceeds. He retired in 2000.
Baier served at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church in Bradenton from 199.8 to 2000.


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SEA TURTLES!
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SEA TURTLES!
May 1 thru Oct. 31 9PM to 7AM
Please turn out beachfront lights.*
Lights disorient mother turtles
and turtle hatchlings as they
journey to the Gulf.
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possible nests and
hatchlings to Anna .aria

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778-5638 or 713-5410 (cell)
*By city ordinance, Anna Maria,
Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach.
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THE ISLANDER 0 JUNE 5, 2002 0 PAGE 5


Skatepark enthusiasts pack Holmes Beach City Hall


Islanders eager to see a micro-skatepark built
somewhere on Anna Maria Island broke out in ap-
plause when Rex Hagan offered to pay for the park at
a recent Holmes Beach City Commission work session.
"If the mayor will run again, I'll pay for the whole
thing," Hagan said. "Back to reality, we can't let the
lawyers stop everything because there is a possible
danger. I would like to do anything in the world to get
the kids out of the streets."
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore wants city
commissioners to consider allowing the skatepark to be
built in Holmes Beach near Holmes Beach City Hall
along Marina Drive, where a pile of dirt currently oc-
cupies some of the space.
Commission members, however, disagreed about


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the whole thing. Back to reality, we can't
let the lawyers stop everything because
there is a possible danger."
Rex Hagan

locating the park in Holmes Beach due to liability and
cost issues.
Commissioner Roger Lutz, absent from the meet-
ing but participating in the discussion via speaker
phone, stated outright that he would be "in favor of
spending money if it's not in Holmes Beach."


According to Lutz, a large part of his opposition is
his belief that a liability case would bankrupt the city.
"Our current insurance company won't cover
skate parks because liability has not been tested in
court," Lutz said. "If someone ends up quadriplegic it
could bankrupt the city."
Although the Florida League of Cities, the current
insurer for Holmes Beach, does not cover skateparks,
it may be possible for the three Island cities and Mana-
tee County to share liability for the operation of the
park through an interlocal agreement, as they presently
do with the tennis courts and baseball field.
Whitmore has already written a letter to County
Commissioner Jane von Hahmann, asking the county
commission to consider putting the skatepark under its
parks and recreation liability insurance.
Holmes Beach Police Lt. Dale Stephenson notified
the commission that he spoke with Patrick O'Connor
of City Securities Corp. in Indiana regarding the cost
of liability insurance.
According to Stephenson, City Securities Corp.
insures a number of parks across the country and the
micro-park proposed for Holmes Beach would likely
cost less than $5,000 a year to insure.
Stephenson is working on a potential design for the
park which would include a couple different ramps and
mobile features that would hopefully keep kids from
becoming bored.
According to Stephenson, the total cost for a con-
crete slab, ramps and side pieces is roughly $51,900,
which doesn't include installation and construction of
the ramps, nor does it take into account volunteer help.
Whitmore hopes to raise $10,000 from each Island
city to help pay for equipment and other necessary
expenses.
In the meantime, City Attorney Pat Petruff has
been asked to draft an interlocal agreement that meets
the commissions concerns regarding liability, construc-


tion and maintenance.
are mostly wrapped up. City commissioners ear- Commission Chairman Rich Bohnenberger said if
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pinion


Our vision
Bradenton Beach is beginning its visioningg" pro-
cess to help focus residents, property owners and busi-
ness owners on how the city should grow in the next
few decades.
The first two sessions have helped focus on likes
and dislikes offered by participants. Some of the ex-
amples are somewhat generic but common for almost
all cities, large or small, inland or waterfront.
There are too many signs. Traffic is bad, particu-
larly during "season" or on weekends. People like the
old-Florida look of the city. They like Bridge Street,
but they don't like the way outside influences impact
the way the city is evolving.
Go back 15 years and Bradenton Beach was a far,
far different place. Bridge Street was in sorry shape,
housing stock was in disrepair, the economy was in
shambles, property values were low and there was vir-
tually no beach along the Gulf shore.
The city was desperate for revitalization, both eco-
nomically and environmentally. And it got both -
millions of dollars in state and federal money to pro-
vide a boost to the Bridge Street area, and millions
more to renourish the beaches.
The revitalization dream came true. We went so far
as to call it a renaissance.
But remember that old maxim about being careful
what you wish for because you just may get it? That is
right where the city is today. Property values are so high,
and rents so exorbitant, that longtime residents are find-
ing they can't afford to continue living in Bradenton
Beach, instead opting to rent their homes to vacationers
and live elsewhere, pocketing the profits they reap from
their "quaint Cracker house" on the beach.
Bradenton Beach of 50 years ago was a mostly
permanent population of folks from all walks of life.
The duplex dilemma didn't occur until the 1970s or so
with people in need of the income a second unit repre-
sented.
Today, those folks aren't with us any more, and
newer "investors" are reaping the rewards of improv-
ing conditions and renting everything out.
Our vision?
The duplexes will make way to trophy homes,
megahouses that will dwarf the dwindling numbers of
beach-style homes unless the city addresses a way to
keep the "mass" out of the neighborhoods.
Protection of the mobile home parks also must be
addressed.
And visioning "snapshots" should be conducted
more frequently than once every 15 years.


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Thursday, while on my way home from work, the
trolley plus three cars were in front of me and we all
stopped when the trolley stopped and this car passed us
all up, which I thought was dangerous.
Friday night on my way home about 10 p.m., there
the trolley was again, about four cars in front of me,
and a kid got off and walked across the street and this
car passed us all up and we were horrified he missed
the kid by inches. Thank goodness he had good brakes,
but where was his common sense?
Maybe we need signs to warn people that kids are
used to walking in front of the school bus and why
can't we wait while people get off the trolley?
Is a couple of minutes worth a child's life?
Annabelle Wiseman, Holmes Beach


Beach renourishment a tragedy?
As a European and an almost daily beachgoer, I,
as do many other people, admire your "new beach" and
appreciate very much the great work which is done by
the project team. However, as is always the case, you
also hear complaints and criticism from some who
most probably would have arguments even if the new
sand would be golden nuggets! I therefore have the
audacity to quote some of these comments which are
in my opinion only to be considered as unfair and un-
conscionable.
Oh, it is now too far for me to walk from the park-
ing lot to the water."
"It is too difficult to climb over the pipeline."
"It is too difficulty for me to carry my beach gear
all the way down to the water."
"I can't find any nice shells anymore!"
"The noise of the bulldozers is awful!"
And last but not least, "Hopefully there will be a
storm and we will be back to square one!"
These comments are unfair, unreasonable, mis-


Anyway, I can only suggest to all these negative
thinking people to stay home in their garden or at their
chlorinated pools or watch TV or listen to their radios,
which might result in having less of these loud and
noisy things at the beach tuned in to numerous stations
- even keeping them running whilst the owners are in
the waters and so bothering others who want to enjoy
the beach and its nature. Isn't there a beach rule which
clearly says: "No noises at the beach?"
Finally, let us all hope that the work done was not
in vain and we beachgoers can enjoy the beautiful
beaches for a long time!
G. Schellenberg, Perico Island

For a prettier plaza
Recently there have been decided improvements in
the Holmes Beach business center near the Gulf Drive
and Marina Drive intersection. The new fitness center
is an attractive building with good landscaping. The
new site full of flowers and plants at its corner is also
an asset, as are the two new houses and the new fence
at the Martinique South.
The major exception is the S&S Plaza, which has
no landscaping in front and begins to look a little tacky
in spite of Brian's new sign.
The stores bordering S&S Plaza show the value of
plantings in making plain structures more attractive. The
buildings housing the dentist and sewing center, the vet-
erinary hospital, the chamber of commerce and the antique
store all have less space than the S&S Plaza and yet have
used bushes and flowers to create a pleasant environment.
The S&S Plaza (except for Hurricane Hank's,
which shows the difference a few potted plants can
make) is incongruously stark. The primary responsibil-
ity for new plantings lies with the owner of S&S Plaza.
However, should he be unwilling to make improve-
ments, we hope the merchants will take the necessary
steps. After all, any expense will be tax deductible and
should be an incentive for customers to shop there.


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else does"
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like that."
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My name is Matthew Barnes, I'm 17 years old and
just ended my junior year at Edison Academic Center
in Bradenton. I will be doing an internship at The Is-
lander this summer because I am interested in journal-
ism as a career. I hope to bring you many interesting
stories this summer on many different aspects of Anna
Maria Island.
I moved to the Island from Brandon, so it was quite
a change of pace when I got here. I've been living here
since I was 5 years old, so I've been on "Island time"
for about 12 years now.
There are a lot of things that I enjoy doing on this
peaceful Island, whether it's fishing on the Anna Maria
City Pier or riding the trolley to Coquina for a quick
swim there is always something to do. I hope that
one day I can retire here.
I believe that The Islander is a great newspaper for
everyone here on Anna Maria and in Bradenton to read.
It contains a lot of great Island information, and I can't
wait to start contributing articles. I look forward to a
summer full of interesting news from The Islander, and
I hope you do, too.


School tax scores, according to Kolbe


By Matthew Barnes
Student Intern
Could you imagine not knowing if you have
enough money to pay your bills at the end of every
month? Tim Kolbe, principal of Anna Maria Elemen-
tary School, is faced with that problem all the time.
However, with the recently passed sales tax increase,
he can rest more easily at night. There will be more
money for his school.
Even though the tax just passed last month, Kolbe
and others at the school already have big plans for the
money that will come from it. "We are all ready for the
five-year plan for a new facility. But I hope that the tax
will provide us with enough money to get the facility
that we really want," says Kolbe.
Although there is some relief in sight for the
Island's elementary school as far as building a new
facility goes, there are still many other problems. "I
would like to see teachers getting paid comparable to
the responsibility they have," Kolbe stated. He also


indicates that there is a lack of funding for materials
that are used in the classroom.
Not all of the problems at Anna Maria Elemen-
tary are caused by lack of funds. According to
Kolbe, "The grading system in schools is not the best
approach and it's not best for children, in my opin-
ion." He says that he sees that he has no control over
the situation and understands that the people on the
Manatee County School Board have to enforce what
the state requires.
Now that summer vacation for students has ar-
rived, Kolbe also plans to get some much-needed rest
and relaxation.
He is getting ready to take a family trip to North-
ern Indiana. "We just relax up there and spend time
with family," he says. He is also going to go on a trip
to Michigan to visit his wife's side of the family.
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Anna Maria charter review: remove mayor from commission


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria's charter review commission is me-
thodically moving through a number of recom-
mended charter changes and chairman Tom
Aposporos expects a rough draft ready for city com-
missioners by June 30.
One item likely to stir public debate is a recom-
mendation to the city commission that the charter be
changed to remove the elected mayor as a commis-
sion member.
Instead, the mayor would run the city and deal
with issues and problems. As the mayor would not
hold a vote on the commission, the mayor might not
be subject to all provisions of the Sunshine Law in
dealing with commissioners.
The mayor would attend city commission meet-
ings and provide input, but would not vote. The com-
mittee discussed whether the mayor should vote in
case of a tie.
This format is similar to the organization of
Holmes Beach, the committee noted. In Holmes
Beach, the mayor votes, but only in the event of a tie
among city commissioners.
Under such a recommendation for Anna Maria,
another city commission post would be added to the
commission, replacing the mayor's slot. The number
of commissioners would remain at five.
Commissioners would elect their own chairper-
son.
Review commission chairman Tom Aposporos


said the commission is not "weakening the role of
the mayor," but "we are saying the mayor is the chief
executive," and making that position stronger.
More discussion of the recommendation will
take at the commission's June 14 meeting at 4 p.m.
One subject that probably won't make the
committee's recommendation list is for the city to
convert to a city manager form of government.
Aposporos said that the council-manager form of
government "does not appear appropriate for Anna
Maria."
But there does seem to be a consensus among the
members that a provision for an administrative.assis-
tant to the mayor should be included in the charter.
The current mayor, and indeed previous mayors,
"devote a lot of time to the administration of office,"
said Aposporos.
The committee, however, believes that having an
administrator might be too severe a change for the
city initially.
So the commission is proposing that the provi-
sion be simply that the city "may" employ a chief ad-
ministrative officer who would be hired by the com-
mission, but report to the mayor.
The administrative assistant could be respon-
sible for such issues as keeping the city building
code and administrative code books up-to-date, pro-
viding assistance for grant writing, or other such
duties as outlined by the mayor.
But don't give the administrative assistant too
much power, said Aposporos.


"And we're just saying 'put it in place' in case
the city needs the position in the future," he added.
Given the complex nature of real estate, devel-
opment and historical preservation, particularly in
cities along Florida's coastline, the city may need an
administrative assistant with experience in munici-
pal government, Aposporos noted.
Board member Bob Barlow suggested a work-
shop session with city commissioners following pre-
sentation of the draft recommendations at the end of
June.
Other members agreed and hoped that the pub-
lic would attend and provide positive input, other
than the usual complaints.
City Commissioner John Quam, who along with
Elaine Trudelle comprised half of the public sector
at the meeting, agreed it was good idea to have a
workshop before final presentation to the city.
The city commission could be briefed at the
workshop on progress and the rationale behind the
recommendations, said Aposporos, and he hoped
there would be a lot of public input.
"There's really not a lot left to do," he said. A
number of charter sections have been rewritten, defi-
nitions added and duties defined by the review com-
mission.
Board members agreed that Aposporos should
first make his presentation of the draft charter to the
city commission on June 27, and at the same time
request commissioners schedule a workshop session
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Fitness Center construction halted by city


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach building officials have halted fur-
ther construction at the site of the new Island Fitness
Center (formerly the Eckerd drugstore) after discov-
ering the new building extended some three feet onto
the property of the proposed Tidemark Lodge and
Marina.
Island Fitness Center John Belsito said he actually
contacted Tidemark developer Nick Easterling first
when he found the new building strayed some three and
a half feet over the Tidemark property line. When it
became apparent the issue couldn't be corrected in a
short time, he said he called the city and advised offi-
cials there of the problem.
The stop-work order was issued after an inspection
of the property by city officials.
"The city just had to follow the law," said Belsito.
"I don't think it's a really big issue, but it's just taken
some time to solve," he noted on June 2. He expected
attorneys for the city, Tidemark and Island Fitness to
have the matter settled by midweek.
Code Enforcement Officer Walter Wunderlich said
the notice, called a "red tag," was issued May 29.
Mayor Carol Whitmore confirmed that City Attor-
ney Patty Petruff along with attorneys for Easterling
and Belsito were presently in negotiations to solve the
problem. Petruff will advise her when a settlement is
reached, Whitmore said.


Fit to be red-tagged
The new Island Fitness Center being built on the site of the former Eckerd building at 5313 Gulf Drive in Holmes
Beach was "red-tagged" last week by the Holmes Beach Building Department from further construction until an
encroachment issue on the adjoining Tidemark property was resolved. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin


Both Wunderlich and the city's building inspector,
Bill Saunders, were asked May 28 about a possible "red
tag" at the building, but at that time claimed they had no
knowledge of any current or potential stop-work order.
The exterior shell of the new building has been
completed, Saunders said last week, but no tenant has
yet submitted plans to the city for a construction per-


mit for an individual unit in the structure.
Other than the Island Fitness Center, the only an-
nounced tenant to occupy the building is the Anna
Maria Island Chamber of Commerce.
Belsito said he is presently in negotiations with
several other prospective tenants and will announce
those names as agreements are reached.


Pioneering Whole Child project is under way


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
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ready for the first year of school, Whole Child has un-
veiled a working plan "that could become a statewide
model for how services are delivered to children 0-5
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Monica L. Givens and U.S. Air Force Sr. Airman
Jeremy D. Smith, both of Bradenton, were married
April 30 on the beach in Negril, Jamaica, with a
reception the following week at the home of the
groom's parents, Sally and Gary Smith of
Bradenton. The parents of the bride are Dorothy and
Glenn Lambing of White Oak, Texas. The bride is
employed at Gevity in Bradenton. The groom is the
nephew of Islander Publisher Bonner Joy of Holmes
Beach. His is stationed at Pensacola, awaiting
orders to join forces in the Middle East.

Island resident joins
presidential commission
Anna Maria Island resident Tom Kubik has been
named to the newly created Presidential Business Com-
mission by Kansas Congressman Jim Ryun.
The PBC is a group of leading business people and
political scientists and strat-
egists who will advise the
Republican Party leadership
on how to maintain the
,party's majority in the
House of Representatives
for the November 2002
elections.
"The 2002 election
will be critical in determine
Kubik the course of our nation,"
said Ryun. Kubik's exper-
tise and input will be valuable to the party's campaign
strategy for the 2002 election, he added.
Kubik was chosen for his role as honorary chair-
man of the party's Business Advisory Council and for
his contributions to the party, a press release from the
National Republic Congressional Committee said.
The PBC is committed to supporting and recruit-
ing fiscally conservative candidates for the upcoming
congressional elections who are committed to tax re-
duction and relief, according to the committee.
Kubik, the immediate past president of the Anna
Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, is president of
Kubik Financial Services located at 6302 Manatee
Ave. W. in Bradenton.

Gloria Dei, Roser join for
vacation Bible school
Two Island churches are joining forces to present
"Bug Safari" vacation Bible school next week at Roser
Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria.
Roser and Gloria Dei Lutheran Church will spon-
sor the school from Monday, June 10, through the week
from 10 a.m. until noon.
Open to ages 4 through fifth grade, registration will
begin at 8:30 a.m. on the opening day of the school.
Van transportation is available, said Sandy Miles of
the Roser Board of Religious Education.
Further details are available at 778-0414 and 778-
1813.


Britton-Mullins wed
Michelle Heagerty Britton and Dr. Austin Gray
Mullins, of Bradenton, were married April 3 at Deer
Vally in Park City, Utah. The grooms' father,
Patrick G. Mullins, resides in Anna Maria.

Huge blood drive, fundraiser
this weekend
A two-day, 15-hour, four-station campaign will seek
400 pints of blood on Anna Maria Island this weekend.
It's a good cause, and to make a good thing even
better, it's a "double whammy" for four good causes.
Every unit of blood donated (up to 400) earns four Is-
land charities a $100 donation (up to 100). That trans-
lates to big bucks a possible $10,000 each for
four worthwhile organizations.
It's developed into an Island celebration, with
the Anna Maria Island Privateers hosting the blood-
mobile and Snooks Adams Kids Day Saturday and
Sunday the Privateers will offer free hot dogs for
kids and other food and drink for sale at The
Islander's blood drive.
The Manatee Community Blood Center is sending
four bloodmobiles to the Island Saturday and Sunday,
June 8 and 9.
Saturday from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Sunday from
1 to 6 p.m. they will be at Marina Pointe Realty/Anna
Maria Island Coffee Company, 314 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria; Anna Maria Island Community Center, including
a large indoor triage station, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria; and The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach.
On Saturday only, from 8 a.m. 'til 6 p.m., a blood-
mobile will be at Bayfront Park, 310 N. Bay Blvd.,
Anna Maria, during the Snooks Adams/Privateers Kids
Day bash.
On Sunday the Privateers will be at the Island
Shopping Center with free hot dogs for the youngsters
and a float/boat party for everyone.
A free T-shirt will be given to each of the first
400 donors and a $100 donation will be made in each
donor's name to either the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch, the
Privateers, or Wildlife (education and rehabilitation)
Inc. of Bradenton Beach. Donors may also choose to
apportion the $100 donation among the charities.
Donors are advised to eat a full meal and drink
plenty of fluids before donating, and to bring a photo
ID to the bloodmobile location of their choice.
Sponsors of the blood drive are Marina Pointe
Realty, AMI Coffee Company and The Islander.
Last year's first-time Islandwide blood drive re-
sulted in 242 units of blood, and big payouts to the
charities. It also earned national and state awards for a
tremendous one-day effort.
Further information on donating blood may be
obtained by calling 746-7195.
Donors who wish to register in advance for the
blood drive may call the Center at 778-1908, the Pri-
vateers at 748-2143, Turtle Watch at 778-5638, or
Wildlife Inc. at 778-6324.


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Youngest dancers in the recital Saturday in Anna Maria, all kindergarten or younger, were, upper row left to
right, Monika Beard, Hannah Roemer, Emma Bouchard, Alexis Achor and Victoria Boltwood; lower, Olivia
Roemer, Ashley Miller, Brooke Cobb, Megan Adams and Taylor Beal. Four other groups were in the recital,
all students of Darlene Friedrich at Anna Maria Island Community Center.


Islander's lifelong

dream coming along
Star Beard decided at age 3 she'd be a veterinar-
ian, and at 18 she's on her way with help from the
Anna Maria Island Historical Society and Florida
Lotto.
She has received a
$500 scholarship from the
historical society, awarded
for her success as a student
t j at Manatee High School
and her "ability to work a
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nizations..."
Star Beard With additional
funding under a Bright Fu-
ture scholarship from Lotto and a still-pending state
grant, she will enter Florida State University in the
fall. Major? Veterinary medicine, of course.
"It's a dream come true," she said. "I've been
planning on being a veterinarian since I was about 3.
I love animals and I can work with them now."
She is actually going back to Tallahassee. She
was born there but left after a year to come to the
Island, where she has lived ever since with a fairly
large and unique family.
She is a twin and has twin sisters. Her twin
brother Sky is just out of MHS too, staying around
to attend Manatee Community College and work to
pile up some funding for his own advanced educa-
tion.
They have an older sister, Alyssum, who is at-
tending St. Petersburg College.
And they have those two younger sisters,
Oceana and Alamanda, who will start MHS next fall.
Like the other Beards, they attended Anna Maria El-
ementary School through fifth grade.
Their parents, David and Laura Beard, are both
"deep into art," said Star. Dad is a painter who also
has an air-brush painting business, and Mom works
at the Island Branch Library.


'Toot Your Own Horn' breakfast
on Longboat Key
A "Toot Your Own Horn" breakfast will be
sponsored by the Longboat Key.Chamber of Com-
merce at 8 a.m. Tuesday, June 11, at the Hungry Fox
restaurant, 419 St. Armands Circle.
Cost of the networking breakfast is $5 for cham-
ber members, $10 for guests.
Reservations may be made and further informa-
tion obtained at 387-9515.


Three displays in June
at Island Branch Library
Cross stitch, weaving, painting and sculpture
will be exhibited during June at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
The displays are titled "Cross Stitch" by Bar-
bara Carrier, "Weaving" by Kathy Kotovsky and
"Painting and Sculpture" by Valeri Rose.
Other features during the month:
Monday, June 10-24, Internet class for be-
ginners 8:30-10 a.m. (registration required).
Tuesday, June 11-25, Preschool Storytime 2
p.m. Also on Tuesdays, veterans service officer
will interview clients (by appointment at 749-
3030) 1-4 p.m.
Wednesday June 12-26, Family Storytime 7
p.m. On Wednesday, June 12, Friends Book Club
at 10 a.m.
Thursday and Friday June 6 and 7, AARP 55
Alive (registration required at 776-1158) noon-4
p.m.
Friday June 21 "Caregivihg" by Neighborly
Senior Services of Manatee County at 12:30 p.m.
Saturday June 8 origami class at 10:30 a.m.
The library opens daily except Sunday at 10
a.m., closing at 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday,
6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 5 p.m. Friday and
Saturday. Further information may be obtained
by calling 778-6341.


Island players present
'The Taming of the Shrew'
The Island Players theater in Anna Maria will present
William Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew" July
11 through 14 and again July 17 through 20.
Director Kelly Woodland said, "Notable for the wid-
est variety of interpretations of any of Shakespeare's plays,
'Taming of the Shrew' is a play about the age-old struggle
for understanding between two very assertive personali-
ties."
The Island Players theater is located at the comer of
Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue in Anna Maria.
Tickets cost $10 and will be available at the box of-
fice from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. beginning Monday, July 1.
For more information, call the box office at 778-5755.

Reception for exhibit Friday night
A reception for the "Scenes and Silks" art exhibit by
Anna Maria artist Joan Voyles will be from 6 to 9 p.m.
Friday, June 7, in the Village of the Arts in Bradenton.
The exhibit will run through June 15 at Ceramic Vi-
sions Gallery and Studio, 1001 12th Ave. W. It includes
local and historical watercolor and silk paintings.
Hours at the gallery are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-
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Peaceful Anna Maria budget session


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The initial Anna Maria budget workshop session
May 29 was a peaceful, almost sleepy affair, a far
cry from some of the stormy battles that took place
during last year's budget meetings. In fact, only four
people showed up in the public section and they had
few questions and comments.
That's probably because only general issues and
"wish lists" were discussed at the meeting, not spe-
cific line item requests for actual money.
Mayor SueLynn did drop a "mini" bombshell
when she suggested the city consider impact fees on
new homes and major remodeling projects as a
source of revenue.
Commissioner Chuck Webb said the city should
get specifics of an impact fee and a legal opinion be-
fore further discussion. SueLynn said the issue
would be discussed further at a workshop session.
The mayor introduced several new line items in the


budget, including records management. City Clerk Alice
Baird said the city has to comply with state statutes on
proper record keeping. There is staff training involved,
Baird said, and records have to be properly boxed and
stored in a suitable facility.
SueLynn brought up the occupational license tax as
a revenue source. If the city decides to increase the license
fee, there is an established procedure and staff need to be
trained in this, said Baird.
Another new line item presented was the visioning
process for Anna Maria. Commissioners will first have
to discuss and approve the funding for the visioning pro-
cess to proceed, SueLynn said.
The skateboard park, which was thought to be a dead
issue, resurfaced in Holmes Beach, where that city is tak-
ing the lead in considering building the park near its po-
lice station. Holmes Beach would be responsible for
maintenance, insurance, liability and upkeep.
Paula Bryant, a representative of parents and
kids who want the park, asked the commission to
put $12,000 toward the startup costs, estimated at
between $60,000 to $70,000.
A private donor living in Anna Maria will match
any funds from Island cities, she said. Holmes Beach
is contributing to the park, which should be a "win-
win" situation for Anna Maria, she said. Bradenton
Beach is considering funding in its new budget.
SueLynn also introduced the prospect of higher
legal fees for the coming fiscal year because of the
need for a review of city codes and a number of new
ordinances and resolutions needed.
Also discussed as new line items were a
monthly cleaning service at city hall and the remod-
eling project at that building. SueLynn also wants to
buy three more defibrillators.
Commissioner Linda Cramer brought up her
wish list, which included a defibrillator for the com-
munity center, trolley stop shelters, holiday lights,
and a larger "Welcome to Anna Maria" sign.
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Supervisor of Public Works George McKay pre-
sented his wish list, the most extensive of the bud-
get.
McKay wants to auction off three old vehicles
and purchase news ones. In addition, he'd like to add
another employee, a mechanic/maintenance worker.
There was discussion about separating McKay's
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to learn that a separate building official on staff
could cost as much as $50,000 annually in salary.
The present system of asking Holmes Beach for
help with inspection services, when the need arose,
appeared to be working, Webb noted.
Webb also asked McKay to "prioritize" his wish
list before the next budget workshop session so he
and other commissioners could get a better under-
standing of what is needed and what can be funded.
Pierette Kelly, executive director of the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, made a request for
city funding of $18,000 from the 2002-03 budget. This
is the same amount as last year, she observed. How-
ever, Kelly wouldn't mind an increase, if possible.
Jeremy Whatmough of the non-profit Solutions To
Avoid Red Tide Inc. group made a presentation for
funding from the city. He noted that Bradenton Beach
usually gives between $200 and $500 from its budget
to START, Venice gives $1,000, while Holmes Beach
has given as much as $2,500 in the past.
The city also got a request from the Keep Mana-
tee Beautiful Committee for $750 in funding.
The commission decided to move its next city
commission workshop session from June 13 to June
25.
At that session, the mayor said, the date for the
next budget workshop will be set. At that budget
workshop, the mayor will return with actual dollar
amounts for all line items and requests, she said.
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CME in Bradenton Beach wants commission action


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Bradenton Beach's Scenic Highway Corridor Man-
agement Entity wants a lot of action from the city com-
mission and most of that has to do with the ongoing park-
ing and transportation issue in the city. .
At its May 28 meeting, CME members occasionally
got the various recommendations confused. One vote was
for paid parking, another a park-and-ride system.
Eventually, however, the issues were sorted out and
the CME agreed to recommend that the city commission
vote on the issue of paid parking in the Bridge Street area


"as soon as possible."
The CME also wants the city commission to pursue
"as soon as possible" if not "immediately" a park-and-ride
grant from the county for a service from Coquina Beach
bayside to the CRA. This shuttle service would be prima-
rily for business employees in the CRA, said CME chair-
man Harry Brown.
"We'd like the city commission to get started on this
right away," said Brown.
But the procedures for a park-and-ride grant are
much more complicated than a simple request, said
Mike Guy of the Sarasota-Manatee Metrolpolitan Plan-


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ning Organization.
First, Bradenton Beach has to get the Manatee County
Area Transit to include that area of Coquina Beach in its
transit development plan. Then, MCAT applies to the
Florida Department of Transportation for the grant.
Even then, the city needs an interlocal agreement with
the county for the property and has to come up with the
50 percent matching funds, Guy said. It's possible the
property might qualify as matching funds, he observed.
While the CME wants the commission to act quickly
on this issue, Brown noted that "We're still trying to get
on the city commission agenda for the multi-use path."
Guy offered to have a conference call with MCAT
transit planners and other officials to prepare a time line
for what has to be done for the park-and-ride grant.
"Otherwise, we're getting bogged down in bureau-
cracy. We need to be able to walk through the proce-
dures," he said.
There was a lot more bureaucracy discussed when the
issue of having the Cortez Bridge raised just twice an hour
during the winter tourist season instead of three times
hourly as at present was broached.
Guy said the CME must recommend to the city com-
mission to ask the mayor to write the MPO to pass on to
the FDOT to petition the United States Coast Guard to do
a study on the bridge opening both in season and out of
season.
"The DOT needs a formal request for the study," said
Guy, although he was confident officials there are aware
of the situation.
The CME also asked Bradenton Beach Police Chief
Sam Speciale tb develop a plan to reduce the number of
signs in the city along with recommendations on which
signs could be taken down immediately.
Special said that in his preliminary study of the sign
problem, he had identified 38 "no parking on the right of
way" signs along Gulf Drive. Brown thought maybe five
or seven might be sufficient. Special agreed as long as
they were placed in strategic locations.

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Carmen's tree
Recently our Island has been aflame with a daz-
zling display of Royal Poinciana blossoms. The
Cracker is fortunate in having a magnificent specimen


Request for lot split on
Holmes Beach agenda
The Fernandez family's request to split their property
at 306 55th St. into two lots will go before the Holmes
Beach City Commission June 11.
The property is currently zoned R-2 and Fernandez
would like the property split into two lots zoned R-l.
The property currently has a single-family home on
it and meets the minimum standard requirements outlined
in the R-1 district.
Although Fernandez could currently have two homes,
built as a duplex or condominiumized, on the property, the
land would remain in joint ownership between the homes.
According to Holmes Beach Public Works Assistant
Superintendent Bill Saunders, the neighborhood is pre-
dominantly single-family homes, but the zoning remains
R-2 with C-3 zoning located east of the property.
"Fernandez wants to make it R-1 so the homes can be
sold with the land," explained Saunders. "In real life, it
won't change the character of the neighborhood."
The planning commission believes that the rezone
would not be in compliance with the comprehensive plan
because it would create a low-density residential property
next to a high-density commercial property.
Although the planning commission's point was well
taken, Saunders believes the rezone should be allowed.

Correction
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canal side.
In fact this tree was one of the deciding factors in
our decision to buy the house in the first place. You see,
the Cracker's wife Madeleine is from San Juan, Puerto
Rico, where the official tree is the Royal Poinciana, or
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breezes through its branches. In Puerto Rico, it is called
the "air conditioning" tree for this unique ability. The
poinciana is also salt-tolerant and will survive when in-
undated with the salty flood tides that we experience
here on the Island from time to time, as well as hurri-
cane-force winds and tropical storms.
You have probably noticed that there are several
variations of this flowering tree around the Island,
ranging in color from a brilliant orange to a flaming
red, the most common hue being an orange-red. We
usually view the blooms from afar as a cascading spray
of solid color, but when we examine each blossom as
an individual flower, we're in for another pleasant sur-
prise.
Each poinciana blossom looks somewhat similar to
an orchid, with a white and yellow throat, speckled in
deep red circled in a magenta fringe. The throat is sur-
rounded by four red petals emanating from a calyx of
five sepals. The stamens are crimson, rendering each
blossom a singular masterpiece.
The poinciana is easy to propagate from the seeds
in the pods that fall from the tree each winter. It has
been the Cracker's experience that it takes the poinci-
ana about seven or eight years to grow from a seed to
a blooming tree. Remember the beautiful song from the
Big Band Era, "Poinciana, your branches speak to me
of love. Pale moon is casting shadows from above..."?
One fine day some years ago Carmen Costa
knocked on the Cracker's door to pick up a promised
poinciana seedling. At the time she appeared very ill
but was determined to plant that tree in her front yard.
Several months later, this wonderful, gracious Puerto
Rican lady, who shared the Cracker's love of Latin
music, died knowing that she was leaving the Island
even more beautiful than when she came.
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ruffled by commission

chairman
Members of the Holmes Beach Charter Review
Committee had their feathers ruffled when City Com-
mission Chairman Rich Bohnenberger requested that
the mayor look into hiring a consultant to review the
committee's recommendation to hire a city manager.
Bohnenberger said he read through the
committee's recommendation and "didn't find a sub-
stantial reason" to change the city's form of govern-
ment.
Bohnenberger said the recommendation lacked
public input and a cost-benefit analysis. A structured
analysis by a professional, he said, may "put aside my
pre-determined vote."
Charter review committee member Don Schroder
was the first to protest the chairman's request.
"We have six months and 100 hours of work put
into this," Schroder said. "We were given no indication
that we were supposed to give the commission a dol-
lar figure. And we would certainly hope that you would
look at the report in its entirety and not pick it apart. We
need a stable government for the future. Please put
personal opinions aside and look at the good of the
city."
Fellow charter review committee member Don
Knode also spoke up at the meeting.
"This is roughriding!" Knode said, "It's not fair for
you to ask for someone to look over what we have gone
over. You don't realize the work we have done. I ob-
ject to the fact that you have run through our recom-
mendations saying there must be someone else who can
study what we have done. I suggest you study it more
carefully."
The commission was also accused of deliberately
trying to keep the issue off the ballot so citizens can't
decide for themselves.
The request to look into hiring a consultant passed
3 to 2 with Commissioners Don Maloney and Sandy
Haas Martens dissenting.
The commission will discuss the charter review
committee's recommendation more fully at its next
work session Tuesday, June 11.
In other news, the commission agreed to have
Mayor Carol Whitmore look into the cost of contract-
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THE ISLANDER JUNE 5, 2002 U PAGE 15


Bittersweet ending for Geyers, Duffy's fans

By Bonner Joy
Saturday night, June 1, will go down as a sad, sad
night for Pat and Ed Geyer, and daughters Peggi, Pam,
Penni, Patti and Polli, and their friends, extended fam-
ily and fans of what were arguably the world's best
cheeseburgers and the coldest draft beer and tiny
bottles of Coca-Cola.
It was the last night for Duffy's Tavern at 3901 "
Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach. Although certainly not ':F; '
the last night for Duffy's, the future looked uncertain .
as friends posed for pictures with Miss Duffy, had their
"last" beers, and said their goodbyes.
"Goodbye," said Pat, to one friend after another.
The revelry was at its peak the previous night, when
the normal closing time of 7 p.m. extended to 11:30.
It appeared that Saturday night's crowd came to
pay respects, almost as if it were a wake.
Indeed, it was a wake for the Duffy's we'd all
come to love. The crowds of friends and strangers that
soon became friends. For the conversations and
comraderie that would soon be missed.
"Where will you go now?" was the hushed whis-
per among the partying crowd.
"You can't replace it," was the echoed response.
"I hope they find another place soon," many folks
said, amid fireworks which, of course, attracted the ---
Holmes Beach police department to the scene. One last whopper
Asked what will you do if the cops come, Miss Polli made sure mom got the first bite of the last cheeseburger off the grill at the old Duffy's Tavern. Islander
Duffy (remembering she's a city commissioner) re- Photos: Bonner Joy
plied, "What can they do, tell us to go home? I'm ready
to go home and I think the girls are tired, too."
Indeed many extra hours were crammed into the last
few weeks, many cheeseburgers and many customers.
This last night, Polli came out of the back door to
where Pat and Ed had been "holding court" and an-
nounced she was shutting down the grill. "Do you want
the last burger off the grill?" she asked her mother.
"Nah," Miss Duffy replied.
"Yes, (pause) you do," Polli declared adamantly.
"Oh, yeah," Pat conceded. "OK."
A few moments later, Polli came out with that last '
burger, and while the other girls and Ed slowly gath-
ered around Pat, she took her first bite. '
How do you like your burgers? we asked.
"Plain," Pat said. "Just pickles on the side."
And she shared bites with Polli, then Peggi, Pam,
Penni and Patti.
And then the cleanup began as the friends trickled out,
the grill turned to cool along with the damp night air, and
the draft beer kegs and the coolers were emptied.
"Goodbye," Pat said.
Not goodbye, we interrupted. "Au revoir. 'Til we
meet again."
As I made my way to the car, I was struck by the
story Snooks Adams yet another longtime fan and
friend of the Duffy's clan and the tavern likes to tell
about the time he "almost met Roy Rogers."
Happy trails to you, Miss Duffy, et al. 'Til we meet
again. Burger and a shave?
And thankfully, unlike at a wake, Duffy's will be To the surprise of only a few and the laughter of many, including Miss Duffy, "3" got a much needed trim
making a comeback hopefully soon, and just as during the last night bash at Duffy's.
hopefully to a place just as close to home.












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Both The Islander (the gang pictured at right) and Darcie Duncan and
friends (above) had exclusive "final" parties at Duffy's Tavern, the '". "
result of winning bids at the Anna Maria Island Community Center "' -
auction. Darcie's husband Chris Sorce and friends, including Jim and 1'
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Sea turtle documentary takes student to state competition


By Andrea Dennis
Islander Reporter
Bradenton Academy sixth-grader Jamie
Schindewolf has gotten to know a lot about sea turtles
and the people who help protect them since she began
producing her documentary "33 Years of Saving Sea
Turtles: A History of the Longboat Key Turtle Watch"
last October.
Her work hasn't just brought her knowledge, how-
ever. She was recognized for her achievement at the
county level, and she recently presented her documen-
tary at the state history fair competition in Tallahassee
May 2-4.
Jamie chose the turtles and the Longboat Key
Turtle Watch as the topic of herdocumentary because
her mom Connie has been involved with the organiza-
tion for several years. With a new camcorder in hand,
she set off to make the documentary for the Manatee
County History Fair and a four-grade test score in
school.
Within one month, Schindewolf conducted inter-
views, collected materials such as photographs and
articles, shot video of the sea turtles, made storyboards,
and wrote and performed the video's voiceover. Plus,
she had to complete a process paper that describes how
she made the documentary and a bibliography noting
her information sources as part of the project's guide-
lines.
The next step was to bring the documentary to life.
For this, Schindewolf had some help from Bradenton
Academy's speech and drama teacher Diane Small,
who introduced Jamie to a colleague with the necessary
equipment to complete the video production.
Small and her colleague taught Jamie how to use
the equipment and computer program Adobe Premiere,
and then Jamie was able to complete the project on her
own.
"[Small] guided Jamie," said Connie. "She was a
valuable source."
The result was a video of just less than 10 minutes,


the maximum allowed, detailing loggerhead sea turtles,
the Longboat Key Turtle Watch organization that has
helped keep the sea creatures safe over the years, and
some of the specific measures that have been taken to
do just that.
Jamie learned her hard work had paid off at the
county awards ceremony when it was announced she
had been chosen as a member of the state history fair
team. While quite an achievement, that also meant she
had to revise her documentary because, at the time, it
didn't emphasize revolution, reaction or reform, which
was a requirement for the state competition.
The revisions to the documentary took Jamie ap-
proximately two months to complete, and the final
product focuses on reform to meet the competition
guidelines.
In Tallahassee at the recent state competition,
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"She did really well, but she wasn't chosen to go
to nationals," said Connie. "There were only a couple
of kids from Manatee County that got to the run-offs.
It's the whim of the judge, and there were so many
good projects."
But Jamie was still awarded for her hard work on
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7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Summer camp at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pelican Man's "Cruisin' for
the Birds" heads to Venice from the Holiday Inn
Marina, 7150 N. Tamiami Trail, Bradenton. Informa-
tion: 388-4444. Fee applies.
10 a.m. to noon- New volunteer informational
coffee at Mote Marine Laboratory, 1700 Ken Thomp-
son Parkway, Sarasota. Information: 388-4441.
10 a.m. to noon- Shirley O'Day demonstrates
wood carving at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Ma-
rina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6694.
7 to 8:30 p.m. --Adult basketball at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
7p.m. Family storytime at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 778-7732.

Thursday, June 6
7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Summer camp at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Friday, June 7
7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Summer camp at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
9 to 10 a.m. Aerobics With Reba Moeller at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pelican Man's "Cruisin' for
the Birds" heads to Egmont Key from the Holiday Inn
Marina, 7150 N. Tamiami Trail, Bradenton. Informa-
tion: 388-4444. Fee applies.
5 to 7p.m. Artist's reception for Shirley O'Day
at Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 778-6694.
6 to 9 p.m. Opening reception for Joan Voyles
at Ceramic Visions Gallery and Studio, 1001 12th
Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 747-7781.
6 to 9 p.m. Village of the Arts "First Friday" art
walk at 12th Street West and 11th Avenue West in
Bradenton. Information: 747-7781.


Saturday, June 8
8 a.m. to 6p.m. Islandwide blood drive at Ma-
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pany, 314 Pine Ave., Anna Maria; Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria;
The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach;
and Bayfront Park, 310 N. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. In-
formation: 746-7195.
9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Pilates with Laura Bennett
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.
Fee applies.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Snooks Adams Kids Day,
Bayfront Park, 310 N. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Priva-
teers sponsor games, treasure and free food and
drink for kids.
10:30 a.m. Origami class at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 778-6341.

Sunday, June 9
1 to 6 p.m. Islandwide blood drive at Marina
Pointe Realty/Anna Maria Island Coffee Company,
314 Pine Ave., Anna Maria; Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria; and
The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. In-
formation: 746-7195.
2 p.m. North American Butterfly Association
Manasota Chapter meeting at the Anna Maria Island
Butterfly Park, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Bring your own chair. Information: 758-5740.

Monday, June 10
7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Summer camp at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
8:30 to 10 a.m. Internet for Beginers class at
the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Registration: 778-6341.
9 a.m. to noon "Bug Safari" Vacation Bible
School at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512
Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-0414.
7 to 8:30 p.m. Adult volleyball at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Tuesday, June 11
7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Summer camp at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
8 to 9:30 a.m. Longboat Key Chamber of


THE ISLANDER E JUNE 5, 2002 E PAGE 19
Commerce "Toot Your Own Horn" breakfast at the
Hungry Fox restaurant, 419 St. Armand's Circle,
Sarasota. Information: 387-9519. Fee applies.
9 to 10 a.m. Muscles and More class with
Sherry Fideler at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Informa-
tion: 778-1908. Fee applies.
9 a.m. to noon "Bug Safari" Vacation Bible
School at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512
Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-0414.
2 p.m. Preschool storytime at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 778-6341.
2 to 3 p.m. Children's "Basic Drawing Skills"
class with Ginger White at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Registration:
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7 to 8 p.m. Pilates class with Laura Bennett
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Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.
Fee applies.

Wednesday, June 12
7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Summer camp at the Anna
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9 a.m. to noon "Bug Safari" Vacation Bible
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10 a.m.- Friends Book Club meeting at the Is-
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Beach. Information: 778-6341.
7 to 8:30 p.m. Adult basketball at the Anna
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7p.m. Family storytime at the Island Branch
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Father's Day free at Mote Marine Laboratory
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Butterfly gardening class at Flutterby Gardens
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All Star tourneys on horizon for some lucky Little Leaguers


By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Correspondent
Little League season-ending tournaments are either
complete or are nearing completion in Little League
baseball throughout Manatee and Sarasota counties.
That means All-Star selections and season-ending
.banquets are just around the corner. Who will be the
lucky players, who through a lot of hard work, talent,
and sometimes a little luck, are chosen for one of 12 or
13 spots on one of the All-Star teams chosen to repre-
sent their league?
Who will embark on a journey that could poten-
tially lead to a trip to Williamsport, Pa., and a spot in
the Little League World Series? Imagine the memories
an experience like that would provide for a 9- to 12-
year-old kid!
Last year, Manatee Central's 9-10 and Central
Sarasota's 11-12 All-Star teams won the District 16
crown, the Section IV championship, and played in the
state tournament where they finished as one of the best
four teams in the state.
In 1997, 14 players, ages 11-12, from Manatee East
captured the attention of Manatee County like no other
sports team ever has when they finished second in the
nation to a team from Mission Viejo, Calif.
Manatee and Southeast high schools have won a
couple of state titles in football and Palmetto and
Sarasota high schools have captured state titles in base-
ball, but when that 1997 team was battling its way
through the southeast regional tournament in Gulfport,
Ala., and in the World Series in Williamsport, that team
was the top topic with almost everyone in Manatee
County.
The names of the players from that Manatee East
team reads like a virtual who's who of currently promi-
nent high school athletes. Lakewood Ranch High
School was the beneficiary of a lot of players from the
team.
Rocky Swartz is currently Lakewood football's
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Here's a look at some of the players who I think
will represent their leagues and who I think have the
best chance at taking on Sarasota.
My prognostications are completely unscientific
and are certainly not intended to offend anyone. I've
seen a lot of Little League games and have a general
idea of who the better players are.
I won't be discussing the 9-10 All Stars because
I'm not sure of all the kids' ages and in fact may inad-
vertently place one on the 11-12 team.
As far as who I think will win it all, I believe that
Braden River is probably the team to beat, though
Manatee East, Manatee American, and Manatee Na-
tional will challenge them.
Braden River has strong pitching and hitting with
players like John Lingo, Michael Cass, Vincent Keen,
Josh Claesson, Vince Agriesti and Jacob Wilbanks,
who should all be locks to make the team. Other play-
ers who should make the team include Tyler Redmond,
Gary McDougal and Nathan Pittman.
Manatee East also has some strong pitching with
Cody Clark, Blayne Lee, David Early, Ryan Gallo,
Michael Heller and Brandon Hardy, and some potent
bats from players like Cole Hudson, Michael Ohiman,
Chet Scott, Kasey Holbrook, Ryan LaProva, Chris
Monroe, Trent Johnson and either Tony Santos or Cliff
Chiafredo.
Manatee American players like Bobby Martin,
Anthony Colon and Logan Fleming can all go deep,
while Nick Lutz, Casey Theiler, Chris Latona, Cody
Rogers and Kris Seigle give them a chance to advance
far in the tournament as well.
Manatee National, with Bobby Dixon, Kurt
Galuszka, Kyle Schultz, Carlton Collins, Troy Brenner,
Chase Halverson, Joey Newell and Al Barrett, has a
good solid team, while Manatee Central brings a wealth
of experience from last year's 9-10 team to add to the
11-12 roster that was dominated by 11-year-olds last
year.
Players who probably will represent Central this
year include Kyle Thomas, Jimmy Campos, Keith and
Jay Jaudon, Evan Herkert, Will Kretzman, Willie
Brown, Michael Shreves, Steven Leasure, J.R.
Murphy, Aaron Reese and Kevin Salazar.
I don't think this is the year for Anna Maria,
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North River American has Randy Coulter, A.J.
Strong, Louis Goff, David Emmons, Jake Fath, Justin
Pennington and Scottie Harvin, while North River
National has Tom Sicking, Steve lerulli, Carl Richter,
Andrew Mullins and Chris Diaz among others, but I
don't think either of them will advance very far this
season, although I've been wrong before.
Again, this is completely unscientific, so if I left
your name off my All-Star list, or I'm wrong in my
prognostications, I want to apologize in advance!

Manaclean fights back, claims
interleague tourney title
Manaclean recovered from a second-round loss to
Troxler & Smith by fighting its way through the loser's
bracket and beating Regional Engineering twice to
claim the inaugural Anna Maria/Manatee East/North
River American Inter-Little League Tournament
Thursday, May 23, at Norma Lloyd Park.
After winning four games to escape the loser's
bracket, Manaclean then had to defeat undefeated Re-
gional Engineering twice to claim the title.
Cody Clark pitched a masterpiece Wednesday,
May 22, to force a decisive Thursday game.
Thursday's championship game featured stellar
pitching by Michael Heller and Ryan Gallo for
Manaclean and Blayne Lee of Regional Engineering.
Regional took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first when
Trent Johnson reached on a walk before moving to
third on a pair of passed balls. Johnson easily scored on
a ground out by Cole Hudson. Manaclean answered in
the bottom half of the inning with four consecutive
singles by Gallo, Clark, Michael Ohlman and Heller to
claim a 3-1 lead.


Horseshoe winners
Winners in the May 29 horseshoe games were
Bill Starrett of Anna Maria and Peter Watson of
England. Runners-up were Jim Spencer of Holmes
Beach and Ron Pepka of Bradenton.
Winners in the June 1 games were Pepka
and Chris McNamara of Bradenton. Runners-up
were Starrett and Vic Denney of England.
The weekly contests get under way every
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The first inning proved to be the only offense in the
game as the pitching took over. Winning pitcher Heller
threw the first three innings and allowed three hits and
struck out four before Gallo came on to hurl three in-
nings of no-hit ball, striking out five.
Equally impressive was the pitching performance
of Lee, who after allowing four hits and three runs in
the first, went on to retire the final 12 Manaclean bat-
ters he faced in succession.
Gallo and Clark both finished the game 1-for-2
with one run scored, while Ohlman had an RBI single
and one run scored. Heller finished l-for-2 with one
RBI to round out the Manaclean offense.
Regional Engineering managed singles from David
Early, Kasey Holbrook and Chet Scott, while Johnson
walked and scored Regional's only run.

Manaclean 5, Regional 0
On May 22, Cody Clark shut out Regional Engi-
neering with a complete-game two-hitter including 13
strikeouts to keep Manaclean alive in the double-elimi-
nation tournament. Manaclean scratched out five runs
to ruin an impressive pitching performance from David
Early, who allowed only five hits while striking out
four.
Michael Heller went 2-for-2 including two RBIs
and one run scored to lead the Manaclean offense. Jus-
tin Langman added an RBI single and Ryan Gallo
singled and scored one run. Kyle Stopa singled, while
Clark and Michael Ohlman each scored one run to
complete the scoring for Manaclean.
Early managed the only hits for Regional Engi-
neering off of Clark.

Summer indoor soccer league
The Anna Maria Island Community Center's sum-
mer indoor soccer league is registering players for the
season until June 21 at the Center. The league play will
run from June 29 through August with a one-week
break for the Fourth of July.
Cost is $30 per player for Center members and $35
for non-members in boys U10 and U12 and girls U12
divisions. If you have six players, you can sign up as
a team or as an individual. AMICC indoor soccer rules
will govern play, with at least one game being played
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Hurricane forecast downsized, landfall potential upsized


Dr. William Gray has updated and downgraded his
prediction for the number of hurricanes expected this
season in the Atlantic basin.
Gray, a Colorado State University professor, now
believes we will have 11 named storms, six of them of
hurricane force and two of them with winds in excess
of 110 mph.
The new numbers reflect a drop in what he and his
hurricane team had predicted as of April: then, it was
12 named storms, seven of them of hurricane force and
three classed as severe. An "average" year sees 10
storms, six hurricanes and two severe.
Although the raw numbers of storms are down,
Gray's predictions on landfall are not as reassuring.
Hurricane landfall throughout the entire U.S.
coastline: 63 percent (average for past century., is 52
percent).
U.S. East Coast including Peninsula Florida: 42
percent (average for past century is 31 percent).
Gulf Coast from the Florida Panhandle westward
to Brownsville: 35 percent (average for past century is
30 percent).
"The fairly active season anticipated in our Decem-
ber 2001 and April 2002 forecasts is now less likely,"
Gray said. "Predictive signals from around the globe
have become mixed. Whereas neutral (no longer warm)
tropical Atlantic surface temperatures and favorable
stratospheric winds are assured, a modest suppressing
influence for this year's hurricane activity will result
from a weak to moderate El Niiio developing in the
eastern Pacific Ocean. This El Nifio event is much less
likely to diminish this year's hurricane activity to the
extent of the more powerful 1997, 1986-87, and 1982-
83 El Nifio events."
Gray and crew don't use chicken entrails or crystal
balls to come up with their surprising accurate predictions.
There is a host of factors from around the globe that they
consider in making their predictions, including water tem-
peratures in the Pacific, salinity in the Atlantic, wind pat-
tern aloft even rainfall patterns in West Africa in the
previous year, although Gray admits "these rainfall indi-
ces have been quite dry and hence are less favorable for
an active hurricane season. Note, however, the forecast
utility of these African rainfall parameters has been of little
value in recent years."
Also plugged into the equation is high-pressure
patterns over the Azores, low-pressure values in the
Caribbean and western Atlantic and a slew of other
global weather features to be related to the upcoming
Atlantic hurricane activity.
Gray has said that the history of weather also plays
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developing reanalysis programs of weather. Most of
these reanalysis data sets are available from the late
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the development of new and improved extended range
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and physically plausible associations with 'active' ver-
sus 'inactive' hurricane seasons at various time lags. A
variety of statistical tests and numerical manipulations
optimize the best combination of these precursor sig-
nals. Assuming that the atmosphere continues to be-
have in the future as it has in past years, hindcast skill
developed on these historical data are applicable in
forecasting future activity."
You've gotta love that "hindcast skill" comment,
huh?
"Since 1950, we find four prior years wherein
spring and summer-fall trends are similar to observed/
expected 2002 trends for several key regional and glo-
bal ocean/atmosphere conditions," Gray continued
with his history lesson. "The four analog years are
1951, 1953, 1957, and 1980."
Gray predicts a rough ride for the next few decades
as far as Atlantic hurricane activity is concerned.
"A major reconfiguration of the distribution of
Atlantic anomalies began in mid-1995 and has per-
sisted until the spring. Water temperatures over much
of the North Atlantic have become warmer (during
1995-2001) than the mean conditions of the last 50
years. This sort of trend is well associated with in-
creased major hurricane activity in the Atlantic basin,
both during the last seven years and in prior decades.
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basin hurricane activity will persist through the early
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with the diminished hurricane activity which persisted
from 1970-1994 and during the first quarter of the 20th
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From 1995-2001 there have been 27 intense hur-
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States, the most active hurricane period on record.
"There have been as many Atlantic basin intense
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as occurred during the eighteen years between 1977-
94," Gray added.
"Good fortune has been manifest during the last
seven years in the form of frequent upper-air troughs
along the U.S. East Coast during much of each hurri-
cane season," Gray said. "The presence of these upper-
level troughs have caused a large portion of the west
Atlantic's northwest moving hurricanes to recurve to
the north before they reached the U.S. coastline. Also,
more systems have formed at higher latitudes and these
storms tended to move away from the United States.
Note that even though many major hurricanes passed
close to the U.S. coastline, only three made landfall.
This run of good luck cannot be expected to continue."
Gray and his team will issue a revised hurricane
prediction report in early August. He will also issue a
one-month prediction for August and, at the beginning
of September, another one-month forecast.
If you're a weather junkie like me, you can read the
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forecasts/.

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Speaking of weather patterns, Randy Wayne White
will be in the area this weekend to sign copies of his
new book, "Twelve Mile Limit," and if you like
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it to a navigational tower and was picked up by the U.S.
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Islanders will enjoy a pivotal scene in the novel
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It's tarpon time!
Clear water, calm seas and lots of sunshine have
apparently made tarpon the fish of choice, with up to
10 hookups per trip by some charters being reported.
Backwater action continues to be great for trout,
redfish, flounder and catch-and-release snook.
Offshore, there are some big permit being caught
about 10 miles out, plus snapper and amberjack and a
slew of blackfin tuna.
Capt. Sam Kimball on Legend charters out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said tarpon are thick
right now, permit up to 15 pounds are hitting on crabs,
plus he's filling the coolers with snapper, triggerfish,
banded rudderfish, bonita and mackerel.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's said he's catching lots of catch-and-release
snook, trout to 20 inches, redfish to 27 inches, mack-
erel and bluefish along the beaches. Tarpon are every-
where, he said, and he's getting into permit about 10
miles out in the Gulf.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said
don't forget his Fishing the Islands tourney June 15,
with $20,000 in cash and prizes and a big chunk of
change going to the Anna Maria Island Community
Center. On the fishing scene, it's definitely tarpon time
right now, with hookups reported by almost everybody
trying to catch the silver kings.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business said tarpon are
everywhere right now, with catches and hookups almost
every trip out. In the backwater, redfish are hitting well as
long as the tide cooperates with his charters.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach said he's catching a few tarpon plus lots
of catch-and-release snook in the bays, plus some re-
ally big trout.
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
wade fishers are catching trout, flounder and a few red-
fish, with anglers at the Manatee Public Beach pier
reporting good catches of mackerel, flounder and reds.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House has
been in the hospital for the last week, and we wish him
a speedy recovery. Clyde said the fishing action has
really picked up in terms of black drum in the cut, plus
mangrove snapper at the Sunshine Skyway Bridge and
lots of good-sized trout in Terra Ceia Bay.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said anglers
there are catching a few mackerel, lots of snapper and
snook and some really big redfish. The water is really
clear right now with the lack of rain, he added.
At the Anna Maria City Pier, fishers are reeling
in bonita, jacks to 25 pounds, mackerel, sheepshead to
7 pounds, snapper to 3 pounds, and tarpon continue to
roll by the pier.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
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inches in length, catch-and-release snook to 29 inches,
with good results using artificial.
Capt. Roy-Salgado said he landed 72 blackfin
tuna plus an 85-pound amberjack and had a few sail-
fish strike but couldn't bring them back to the boat
while fishing offshore.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide out of
Holmes Beach said he's getting red grouper to 25
pounds and gag grouper to 15 pounds, plus amberjack
to 35 pounds and some snapper tipping the scales at
better than 5 pounds.
Capt. Mark Bradow said he's seeing more tarpon
out in the Gulf right now than he's ever seen before, with
as many as 10 hookups a trip, plus some cobia and a few
sharks.
On my boat Magic, we've been catching trout to 22
inches in length, redfish to 27 inches, flounder to 19
inches, plus some small bonnethead and blacktip sharks.
Good luck and good fishing.
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for more information. Pictures may be retrieved once they
appear in the paper.








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will be held on Saturday, June 15, with more than $20,000
in cash and merchandise prizes going to the winners.
Both inshore and offshore categories will again be
offered, said Bill Lowman of Island Discount Tackle, the
tournament sponsor, with inshore fishing strictly catch-
and-release. A Polaroid camera will be issued to each team
to record the catch.
Proceeds from the event go toward athletic programs
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
Cost to enter is $250 per boat, Lowman said, and up
to five people are allowed per vessel. First place for both
inshore and offshore divisions is $5,000; second place
receives $2,000; third place is $1,500.
Entries are limited to only 175, and the first 100 will
receive a free fishing rod.
A mandatory captains meeting will be held at 5 p.m.
Friday, June 14, at the Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria. The tournament gets under way at 6:30 a.m. Sat-
urday, June 15. Weigh-in will continue until midnight that
night at either the Anna Maria City Pier or Mar Vista
Dockside Restaurant and Pub at the north end of Longboat
Key. The "Fishing the Islands Tournament Party" starts
at noon Sunday, June 16, at the Center. Results of the tour-
nament will be announced at 2 p.m., and there will be en-
tertainment and a grouper fish fry compliments of the
Chiles Group restaurants. For information, call 778-7688.


8500SS Spinning Reel
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BED CLEARANCE: King-size Sealy, Simmons,
Sterns & Foster and more. Starting at $285. All
new, in plastic. (813) 662-9175.
CASUAL DINING ROOM furniture table, six chairs,
bar and hutch. Light oak and white. All for $450!
778-8608.
DAYBED complete with trundle and mattress
with warranty. All new, in plastic. $250 cash.
(813) 662-9175.
SALE OF THE WEEK! Pottery 10 to 50 percent off;
sterling 50 percent off; costume jewelry reduced.
Niki's Island Treasures, 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach.
SEALY POSTERPEDIC king-size bed. Never
used, still in plastic. Must sell for $200 cash. (813)
662-9175.



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strength and motivation. You'll enjoy the journey.
Free initial consultation. Call today, 340-6262.



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Simplify Your Search!
Call anytime for a consultation.


The longevity of our office has solidified
our reputation in sales and rentals. Honesty,
personal service and personal knowledge of
our Island is what we offer and it has retained
our "repeat business" through the years. We
welcome your call if you wish to go "back in
time" with your sale, purchase or rental.
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MARIE '$"'s'" 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
Email amrlty@gte.net
Web site annamariareal.com


FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, JUNE 7-8, 8am-6pm.
Household items, furniture, freezer, iguana, nauti-
cal antiques, collectibles. 203 22nd St., Bradenton
Beach.
GARAGE SALE SATURDAY, June 8, 8am-2pm.
Furniture, collectibles, miscellaneous items. 509
83rd. St., Holmes Beach.

HUGE RUMMAGE SALE Friday, June 7, 9am-
1pm. St. Bernard Activity Center, 43rd Street,
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.


CRITTER SITTER Six years in pet care, 21 years
as an Island resident. Tender, loving care for your
pets with in-hbme visits. 778-6000.
DACHSHUND adoption and rescue (DARE). Call
Shona at 761-2642 for information or visit our Web
site: www.daretorescue.com.


1995 CHRYSLER LEBARON convertible. Good
condition. Spruce with tan top. 75,000 miles.
$4,300. 792-4274.


BOAT SLIP for rent. Call 778-7039.
PONTOON BOAT 20-foot 1991 Fiesta, 50-HP
Tohatsu motor. $1,500 or best offer. 778-2095.


The Islander


GREAT INVESTMENT Five-units in
Bradenton Beach. Four 1BR units and a
darling historic 2BR/2BA house with hard-
wood floors. Less than a block from beach.
$629,000. Call Jane Grossman or Nicole
Skaggs at 778-4800 or 778-4451.


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HOURS: Mon-Fri9-5, Sat 10-5. Sun 12-5
Directions From U.S. 41. travel west on Manatee
Avenue (SR 64) and across PoIma Solo Causewoy
to Perico Island. Town & Country Penco
wil be on the left.
www.tchome.com
Limited time offer, certain restrictions apply.
*Size restrictions apply.


DOCK FOR LEASE Holmes Beach, to accommo-
date boat size 25 by 9 feet. Water furnished. Three-
month minimum, annual preferred. (770) 889-2887.
PRIVATE BOAT DOCKAGE in Anna Maria. Water,
electric, boat up to 30 feet. 778-6929.
SEA RAY WEEKENDER. 23 foot, 160 total hours,
clean and runs excellent. Fresh water boat. Bottom
paint, full canvas, dive platform. $4,900. 778-2845.

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

PACKAGE: TWO JET skis and double trailer,
$6,000. 1997 Yamaha 760,1994 Sea Doo SP (only
40 hours) and brand new double trailer. (317) 796-
0432.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels and everything
else in The Islander, 778-7978.


LET'S GO FISHING! Call Capt. Mike Heistand on
the charter boat "Magic." Full or half day backwa-
ter fishing. USCG licensed. Ice, bait, tackle pro-
vided. 779-9607.
PRIVATE CHARTERS. Fishing, snorkeling,
sightseeing, Egmont Key. USCG License. Capt.
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.
PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS. References, respon-
sible and reasonable. Red Cross certified CPR,
lifeguard and first aid. Call Michelle, 778-3955.


TROPICAL HORIZONS Large 2BR condo
in choice Holmes Beach area. Walk to
shopping and restaurants. Very close to
the beach with some Gulf views. Rooftop
sundeck. $415,000. Call Denny Rauschl at
778-4800, 705-4800.


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$325,000 -CANALFRONT
FLAMINGO CAY HOME
Great entertainment possibilities
with the large screened lanai
overlooking the canal at this 2BR/
2BA split-plan home. Family room,
separate dining room, two-car
garage. Master suite with large
shower and dressing room.
Dock and davits. IB83397


$289,900 ISLAND TOWNHOUSE 2BR/2BA fur-
nished unit overlooking lagoon. Den and extra bed-
room downstairs. Enclosed carport, heated pool and
tennis. Close to beaches and shopping. IB77766.
Pat Thompson. 751-1155.

6016 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton
(941) 778-0766 (800) 778-8448
Visit our Web site at www.ArvidaRealty.com


LOCATION, STYLE and QUALITY
A short walk to beaches,
restaurants, city pier, post
office and Community
Center activities from this
S' custom 3BR/2.5BA water-
S, t '. front home located on a very
-- protected waterway with
no-bridge access to the bay.
II* THome features bright, open
floor plan, large screened
decks with access from
living/dining rooms, eat-in
kitchen and family room. The private master suite is located on the upper level
and has another deck with views across bay to St. Petersburg. Master bath
shower, double vanity and large whirlpool tub are cultured marble. An office/
den is located off of family room. Keep your boat at your dock on a 12,000-lb.
lift. This home is more spacious than it appears from the street. A great family
or vacation home. Furniture is negotiable. Located at 517 Magnolia, Anna
Maria. Asking $675,000. Call for appointment to view this one-of-a-kind home.
Robert L. Loomis Lic. Real Estate Broker Phone (941) 779-9200 Cell (941) 704-0489


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HELP WANTED for all positions, all shifts, espe-
cially breakfast. Apply in person at Rotten Ralph's
Waterfront Restaurant, or call 778-3953.

ACE HARDWARE of Holmes Beach seeks per-
manent full-time cashiers and sales associates.
Retired trades people welcome. Apply in person.
3352 East Bay Drive.

MAGAZINE DESIGNER/LAYOUT and/or sales
representative for Florida sailing magazine. Must
be somewhat experienced and familiar with com-
puter magazine layout work, graphics, design and
advertising work. Experience needed depends on
pay, attitude and personality, but familiarity with
computer publishing software essential. All
"around" person desired. Part-time now with great
potential for growth. Anna Maria Island location.
Interest in sailing and boating a great help. Steve,
778-5774, or e-mail: steve.morrell@verizon.net.

WORK ON OUR gardens, part-time mornings at
Key Royale Club. $8/hour. A drug-free work place.
Call John, 778-4598

HOUSEKEEPER PART-TIME must be honest,
sober, dependable. Includes weekends. 25 to 35
hours per week. Call 383-2431, 9am-6pm.

PART-TIME ISLANDER REPORTER: Journalism
skills/education a must. Computer literate. Indepen-
dent worker. Resumes: fax 778-9392, E-mail
news@islander.org, 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.

GRAPHIC DESIGNER: Advertising layout and de-
sign for weekly newspaper, some Web site produc-
tion. 30 to 40 hours per week. Qualifications include:
computer graphics, advertising layout and design,
PhotoShop, Illustrator and Pagemaker proficient.
Macintosh environment. Associate's Degree or
Technical School Certificate preferred. Resumes: E-
mail news@islander.org, or fax 778-9392, or mail/
deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach FL 34217.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial
Library. Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or
778-6247.

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world?
Are you interested in learning the history of Anna
Maria Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria
Island Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria. WE NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.


PROTECT YOUR ASSETS from nursing home
and home healthcare costs through affordable
extended-care coverage from Bankers Life and
Casualty Company. For a free consultation, call
778-7859.

PERSONAL ASSISTANT current RN license.
Appointments, light meal preparation, shopping,
correspondence. Call 729-6891.

HOME HEALTH AIDE/HOMEMAKER: Compas-
sionate caregiver will provide quality in home care.
Excellent references. Harriet at 761-0142.

CALL "CARE COMPANY" for qualified home health-
care aides, caregivers and companions. Ten years
serving Anna Maria Island and Bradenton. Excellent
current references. 778-4192.

ASSISTED LIVING Haven Home Bradenton
Beach is admitting residents. Respite, long term.
Call 779-0322 for details, inquiries welcome.

WANTED: CAREGIVER for lady Island stroke
patient. Must be able to transfer patient from bed
to wheelchair. Flexible schedule. Call 778-2825

NADIA'S EUROSAGE now accepting new clients.
Call today for a massage appointment in the com-
fort of your home. Relaxing, healthful and conve-
nient. 795-0887. MA#0017550.
FREE KIDS FOR HIRE ADS IN THE ISLANDER.
Kids under 16 can offer their services for babysitting,
lawn care, dog walking, etc. Just write it up, 21 words
or less, and bring it to The Islander, Monday through
Friday. 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.


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 CLASSIFIED The best news in
town and the best results from classified ads and
service advertising!

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.
Call 778-8473.

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,
cushions, etc. Reasonably priced. Call 727-5873.

COMPUTER TEACHER/Web designer. Reason-
able prices. References, experienced. Visit my Web
site: www.kellyz.com, or e-mail: info@kellyz.com or
call 504-5875 for more information.
CAR SERVICE! Competitive rates. None extra for
early/late pickups. Tampa $75. Free local quotes.
24/7 Saylor Sedan 685-3233.

QUICK! Find it fast in The Islander's classified.

Classified services continue on the next page ...


WAGNEQD EALTY
2217 GULF DRIVE NOQTII BRADENTON BEACII, FL 34217


SINCE 1939


HAQOLD SMALL
REALTOR
Office: (941) 778-2246 Fax (941) 778-4978
Toll Free: (800) 211-2323* Pager (941) 215-5450
Residence: (941) 792-8628
E-mail: haroldsmall@wagnerrealty.com


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Call me now at
778-6066. It takes
aggressive, innovative
marketing to sell your
home quickly, without
closing hassles and
for the right price.
That's what I do.
-Jon Kent, Realtor


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KATHY AND MIKE'S CLEANING service. The
Island's cleaning pros now accepting new clients
for all your interior and exterior cleaning needs.
722-4358.

MILLENNIUM CLEANING Residential expert.
Bonded, insured. Free estimates, fair rates. Me-
ticulous to detail. Responsible, reliable, many ref-
erences. Sherry Myers, 545-3315.

MR. BILL'S HOME REPAIR/maintenance ser-
vice. Over 30 years experience, self-employed in
construction trades. "I'm handy to have around."
779-9666.

HOUSE CLEANING. Permanent weekly or bi-
weekly. Experienced, reliable. Call for a free es-
timate and ask for Marieta, 722-4866, or Silvia,
723-3874.

IRONING DONE Shirts to sheets. Satisfied cus-
tomers and excellent references. Pick-up and de-
livery. Call Pressed for Time, 778-4192.
SERVICE advertising in The Islander pays off big!



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Sales Specialist 9906 Gulf Drive jeff@greenreal.corn


One of the biggest names
in mortgages is right in
your own backyard.
en you choose Chase you
are guaranteed by a variety
of products offered by one of the
nation's top mortgage lenders.
Plus, the knowledge of loan
officers like Ron Hayes who
are familiar with and dedicated
to your local community. RON HAYES
So, whatever your mortgage RON HAYES
needs fixed rate, adjustable rate, jumbo, govern-
ment, call Ron locally for a free consultation at
(941) 761-9808 (24 hours) or (800) 559-8025.

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Manhatton Mortgage Corporation


DON'T FEEL LIKE fighting traffic, parking? Not
sure where the address is? Take a taxi and arrive
safely. $1.50 to get in, $1.50/mile. Clean, friendly,
serving all of Manatee and Sarasota counties as
well as Tampa, St. Pete and Sarasota airports.
Island Transportation, 7am-3am (or by appoint-
ment) 779-2520.
SUMMER TUTORING grades K-6 by certified el-
ementary teacher. Reading, writing, math. Ses-
sions conducted at public library, $35/hour. Robin,
779-9055.

CHALLENGES, OPTIONS, solutions, results. Cre-
ative Pathways can help. Life transitions are not
always easy. Initial consultation is free. 340-6262.



CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING and Lawn Mainte-
nance. Residential and commercial. Full-service
lawn maintenance, clean-ups, tree trimming, haul-
ing, Xeriscape. Island resident. Excellent refer-
ences. 778-5294.
You can do great business with ads in The Islander.



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Your Real Estate Specialist
941-779-0304 1866-779-0304
www.teamduncan.com



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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.


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 Ma-
rina Drive, Holmes Beach. 778-4441.
GILLIS & GILLIS ENT. Crushed, washed shell, top-
soil, landscaping services. We install shell driveways.
Serving Sarasota and Keys since 1978. Fully li-
censed and insured. 753-2954 or 376-2954, cell.
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.

Moving In?
S Moving Out?
Moving Up?

Call Karen Day
--- 778-6696
I Evenings: 779-2237
Mike Norman Realty, inc.
3101 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach

NEW CONSTRUCTION

THE VILLAGE
AT HOLMES BEACH
LUXURY CONDO TOWNHOUSES
Model Open! 3800 Sixth Ave., Holmes Beach










3BR/2BA 1,700 sq.ft. Living Area Heated Pool
Elevator Available Large Private Garage
Steps to Beach/Shopping Starting at $375,000
Call: Jon Tipton, 941-779-9464
Visit us at WWW.ABOUTTHEVILLAGES.COM


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1 REALTOR.
28 Years of Professional Service
OUR LISTINGS DON'T EXPIRE, WE SELL THEM!
DIRECT GULF VIEW large, complete rehab, IBR/IBA $429,000.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX with parent quarters, 3BR/2BA, 1 BR/1 BA,
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.
COMMERCIAL
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
APARTMENTS Steps to Gulf/bay. $475,000.
See our classified ads We're booking 2003 rentals now!
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
tdy41@aol.com www.tdollyyoungrealestate.com






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STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPING. Installations,
clean-ups, pruning, irrigation, trees, edging, rip-
rap, mulch, rock, patios, shell, seawall fill. Reli-
able and insured. 727-5066.


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

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
or 730-0516.

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

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

ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remod-
eling, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens,
baths. Free estimates. Lic#CGC061519,
#CCC057977, #PE0020374. Insured. Accepting
MasterCard/Visa. 720-0794.

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

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


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


MASON: 26-years experience. Glass-block,
cinderblock, brick, tile. Walls built and repaired. Ce-
ment repairs. Licensed and insured. 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. 26-years experience. Chris, 795-3034.

BAYSIDE ROOFING. Roof repair specialists. Re-
Roofs! New Roofs! Tile replacement! All work
guaranteed! RC0042064. 753-6879.

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countertops. We do both. Free estimates. 752-7014.


10006 GULF DRIVE BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY An artist's
paradise in downtown Anna Maria across the street from city
hall and a stone's throw from the Sandbar restaurant. Two
huge (1,400 sq. ft.) work bays downstairs with a mighty
Gulfview upstairs (1,200 sq. ft.). Two full baths upstairs with
two one-half baths downstairs. Parks eight. Asking $500,000.

Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, Fl 34216
Phone & Fax: (941) 778-1222
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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
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and within walking distance to the Gulf of
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tile, elevator, garage, heated pool, tennis, small pet,
partial bay view, close to everything. $179,900.
ISLAND FAMILY HOME
3BR/2BA, plus den. Holmes Beach, split-plan, ce-
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3BR/2BA, professionally decorated condo. Fur-
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room, two blocks to great beach. $539,000.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND HOME
3BR/2BA home in central Holmes Beach. Large
lot with room for a pool. Immaculate, short walk
to beach. Garage. Just listed! $329,900.
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2BR/2BA each side. Mint condition, short walk to
beach. Excellent rental. New kitchen, new roof,
beautiful landscaping, deck. $264,900.

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From $800 / month
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Condos/Homes: $500 week / $1,000 month

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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. www.divefish.com.

CANALFRONT HOME. 2BR/1.5BA recently totally
renovated with new kitchen, baths and more. New
dock and lift, large fenced yard, pets welcome. Sea-
sonal/monthly. $2,750/month. (813) 258-6405.

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.

SUMMER SPECIAL: 1-2BR, steps from beach,
fully furnished, cable television, kitchen, micro-
wave. $350-$450/week, plus tax. 778-1098

CONDO 2BR FURNISHED, beachfront, heated
pool, fishing dock, seasonal, three-month mini-
mum. Age 55 and older. (813) 247-3178 or week
ends (813) 927-1632.

VACATION RENTAL 2BR/1BA, $1,800/month.
Walk to beach, fine restaurants and shopping. 202
56th St., Holmes Beach. 778-3875.

HOLMES BEACH CANALFRONT home, 2BR/
2BA, completely furnished, garage, laundry, dock,
many extras. $650/week, $1,800/month. Now
available. Call (813) 286-9814.

BEAUTIFUL TROPICAL HOUSE just converted to
a two-unit property. 2BR/1BA, completely reno-
vated and furnished. New washer/dryer, micro-
wave. Three minute walk to beach. $850/month,
$450/week. Call Ron, 761-9808.
2405 AVENUE B 2BR/2BA duplex, second floor,
all new inside, deck, covered parking. $900/month.
SunCoast Real Estate, 779-0202.

SEASONAL, STEPS TO beach. 1BR/1BA,
sleeps four, garage available. Just bought,
schedule wide open. Discounts for extended
stays. 778-1144, 761-1533.


NORTH SHORE DRIVE beachfront. Spacious
3BR/2BA house with all conveniences. Available
January through April 2003. $4,500/month. (813)
752-4235.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA elevated duplex with washer/
dryer hookup. Short walk to beach, no pets. $800/
month. (813) 689-4135.

GREAT 1930s "CRACKER HOUSE" located in
northwest Bradenton. 1,000 square feet, 2BR/1 BA
with den, pole barn, carport, trees, wood flooring,
nine-foot ceilings, deck, big yard, central air con-
ditioning, washer/dryer, dishwasher. Pet consid-
ered. $975/month, annual rental. 778-1144.

ANNUAL ANNA MARIA duplex. Ground-level
2BR/1BA, central air conditioning, lanai, washer/
dryer hookup. Pet considered. Available June 15.
First, last, security. $725-$775/month, plus utili-
ties. (905) 354-5950.

HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL. Large 2BR
ground floor. Just steps to beach, fully furnished.
Bikes, cable, washer/dryer. $475/week. 704-7650
or 447-6797.

ANNA MARIA APARTMENT: Prefer to rent to one
person. Large furnished 2BR/1BA, nicely deco-
rated. Beautiful beach at the end of the block.
$695/month, annual rental. 778-3523.

RENT AN ENCHANTED rose cottage and separate
guest bungalow with mini loft. 3BR/2BA, two kitch-
ens, washer/dryer, cable, phone, bed and breakfast
decor. Both adorably furnished. Bradenton Beach,
one block bay/beach. Available through Jan. 1.
Monthly rates available. $1,600/month. 779-2393.
VACATION RENTAL Charming 1BR/1BA, fully
furnished, across from beach. Call 778-8211.


RENT AN ENCHANTED doll house with mini loft.
Bed and breakfast decor, adorably furnished 1 BR/
1 BA, washer/dryer, cable, phone. Bradenton Beach.
One block to bay and beach. Available until Jan. 1.
$650/month. Monthly rates available. 779-2393.
MARTINIQUE: GULF and pool front. 2BR/2BA, fur-
nished, available monthly through December 2002.
Garage, elevator, tennis. Call John, 795-3885.
GINGERBREAD HOUSE. Bed and breakfast de-
cor, adorably furnished, available until Jan. 1.
2BR/1BA, washer/dryer, cable, phone. Monthly
rates available. One block to bay/beach. $950/
month. 779-2393.
ANNA MARIA 3BR/1.5BA, fully furnished, garage,
washer/dryer, short walk to beach. Available No-
vember-April (minimum three months). $2,000/
month, no pets, nonsmoking. (813) 689-1880.

BAYFRONT TRIPLEX annual. Large 2BR/1BA,
$1,000/month and large 1 BR/1 BA, $850/month.
Washer/dryer hookup, full kitchen, newly reno-
vated. First, last, security. Steps to Bradenton
Beach. Realtor/owner. Home (352) 243-7916, of-
fice (352) 242-0167.


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ANNUAL ONLY 2BR/1BA, directly on Gulf in
Bradenton Beach. $1,050/month, assurity/security
required with contract. 792-2779.

SPECTACULAR GULFVIEW condo. 2BR/2BA on
Anna Maria Island. 803 Gulf Drive S. $800/weekly,
$2,500/monthly. For info call 539-1133 or 747-7302.

HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL 2BR/1.5BA elevated
duplex. Covered parking, storage, washer/dryer
hook-up, close to beach. $800/month. 778-4498.

FURNISHED ANNUAL/SEASONAL 2BR/1BA in
City of Anna Maria. Close to beach and bay. Lease
terms negotiable. Marina Pointe Realty Co., 779-
0732 or (866) 779-0732.

WATERFRONT APARTMENT: Annual 1BR/1BA.
$675/month, includes utilities. Peaceful, quiet loca-
tion. No pets. 778-1086 or 792-2620.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA $850/month. Nice unit. Only a
few blocks to beach. Call Marina Pointe Realty Co.,
779-0732 or (866) 779-0732.

ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH. Deep-water
canalfront house with dock. 3BR/2BA, eat-in
kitchen and garage. Large lot. Walk to beach.
$1,500/month, plus security deposit. 792-6029 or
545-6118.
ANNUAL BEACH STREET beauty. 3BR/2BA plus
den and garage on large shaded lot in Holmes
Beach. $1,500/month. 128 51st St. 778-8470.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA, beautifully renovated. Spa-
cious, one block to beach. $900/month. Gulf-Bay
Realty, 778-7244.
GULFFRONT MARTINIQUE Anna Maria condo.
2BR/2BA. screened lanai, Gulfview, heated pool,
tennis, garage. Three months, December-April.
(423) 884-2598.
LAKEFRONT ANNUAL Lovely 2BR/2BA condo,
washer/dryer, pool, tennis, exercise room. Minutes
to beach. $925/month. Call 778-4451.
BRADENTON BEACH: lovely 1 BR/1 BA apartment,
half block to beach. Annual, $650/month, first and
security. 778-4451.
1BR/1BA GROUND-FLOOR apartment. Pet OK,
fenced yard, central air conditioning and heating,
washer/dryer. Carport, outside storage, water, sewer,
garbage furnished. $700/month. Annual lease, refer-
ence required. Security deposit $700. Located at 202
Haverkos Court B, Holmes Beach. Phone 778-0473.


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ANNUAL CANALFRONT HOME 2BR/2BA; Perico
2BR/2BA; Canal/boat dock 2BR/2BA condo, $900/
month; 6103 Holmes Blvd. 2BR/2BA, $900/month;
efficiency, $500/month. T. Dolly Young Real Es-
tate, 778-0807.
HOLMES BEACH unfurnished, 2BR/2BA, screened
lanai, garage, boat dock. $925/month, water and
waste included. 8006 Marina Drive, 776-1789.
VACATION/SEASONAL MARTINIQUE condos;
212 Palm 3BR/2BA/pool. T. Dolly Young Real Es-
tate, 778-0807.
ANNUAL RENTAL CANALFRONT, 241 85th St.
3BR/2BA. $1,800/month, agents welcome. 778-
7345.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED or furnished. Anna
Maria City, 2BR, $700/month, plus utilities. First,
last, security. 778-5439.
FULLY FURNISHED 1 BR/1 BA, apartment across
from the beach. Close to Publix. Available imme-
diately. $650/month, includes utilities. Call eve-
nings, 778-3948.
STEPS TO BEACH 2BR/1 BA, quiet area, close to
shopping. Annual, $600/month, plus utilities. Sea-
sonal available, also. Call 726-3945.
PERICO BAY CLUB 2BR/2BA, lake views condo.
Carport, washer/dryer, next door to pool.
Wedebrock Real Estate Co., 778-6665 or (800)
749-6665.
ANNUAL RENTALS: Steps to beach, beautiful
2BR/2BA, half-duplex with new tile floors, dish-
washer, washer/dryer hook-up, Florida room, car-
port, $850/month; 2BR/2BA, tile floors, small stor-
age, washer/dryer hook-up, $725/month. 2BR/
1BA, tile floors, washer/dryer hook-up, carport,
small screened porch, $825/month. 1BR/1BA, tile
floors, $650/month. Dolores Baker Realty, 778-
7500.
FOR RENT 2BR/1BA, great neighborhood and
location. Close to beach, bay and shopping. $800/
month, available July. Call 778-5482.
ANNA MARIA BEACH cottage. Fully furnished, air
conditioned. $75/night, minimum three nights, or
$450/week. Contact Jim Wilson, 778-2845.
WATERVIEW HOLMES BEACH. 1,100-square
feet, 2BR/2BA fully furnished and all amenities.
Washer/dryer, Jacuzzi, $1,600/month, five-month
lease. November-April, 778-4750.
SUMMER, FALL, WINTER rentals available
weekly, monthly, seasonal. Wedebrock Real Es-
tate Co., 778-6665 or (800) 749-6665.
CHARMING 1BR/1BA APARTMENT furnished in
quiet neighborhood canalfront. Nonsmoking,
washer/dryer. $850/month, includes utilities. Call
778-5405.
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OPEN HOUSE Sunday noon-3pm. Gulffront 2BR/
2BA condo, $399,000. 5300 Gulf Drive, Martinique
North, unit #102. 778-4523 or (800) 977-0803.

SELLING OR BUYING a house? Need extra
space? Budget Self- Storage can help. Daily,
weekly, monthly specials. Boxes and packing sup-
plies. 795-5510.


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/Realtor,
388-5514 or call 809-4253.

OPEN HOUSE: Saturday and Sunday. Westbay
Cove South. Super view of bay! Unit #711, 2BR/
2BA. $247,000. 778-4523 or (800) 977-0803.

BAYVIEW HOME in Holmes Beach. Total renova-
tion under way. 778-4523, 737-1121, (800) 977-
0803. FSBO, Brokers protected.


ISLAND LIVING YOU CAN AFFORD! Turn key
furnished 1 BR/1 BA mobile home. Elevated ceiling
in living room, eat-in kitchen. Large outdoor shed.
View of Gulf, steps to beach. Located in Sandpiper
Mobile Resort senior park, (905) 623-0881.


LOT west of Gulf Drive, $147,000. Close to
school. Information on-site at 4806 Gulf Drive, or
call 778-4523 or (800) 977-0803.

BRAND NEW 2BR/2.5BA condo on golf course at
beautiful Tobago Hilton on Tobago Island,
Trinidad in the Caribbean. 1,694 square feet. Ex-
cellent rental market. Asking $229,000, appraised
at $241,000. Call Rick at 778-1102 or 727-5873.


DESIRABLE ANNA MARIA Ground-level 3BR/
2BA with view of Bimini Bay. On deep-water ca-
nal with direct bay access (no bridges). Undergo-
ing complete renovation by Anna Maria Island's
most renowned remodeling contractor. Offered at
$575,000. Brokers protected. Call owner/contrac-
tor, 778-2993.

TIME SHARE on Gulf and Intracoastal waterway.
Located in Bradenton Beach and available in May.
Unit is an efficiency. For information please call
before June 13, 747-0371.


BRADENTON BEACH DUPLEX. 1BR/1BA each
side, ground level. $229,000. Marina Pointe Realty
Co., 779-0732 or (866) 779-0732.

OPEN HOUSE: Sunday, June 9, 1 to 3pm. Condo,
great investment, $3,200/month in season. PGA
qualifying course, boat docking, pool. Possible
turnkey. $213,990. MLS#83583. Island Vacation
Property, Suzanne Wilson, 962-0971 or 778-6849.
Waterlefe, State Road 64 East, follow signs.

SUN PLAZA WEST 2BR/2BA. Pool, tennis, cov-
ered parking. $425,000. Marina Pointe Realty Co.,
779-0732 or (866) 779-0732.

AWESOME RARE 180-degree plus view, water-
front point. Protected deep water, northeast expo-
sure, heavy davits, dock. Solid house, large pad.
Developer's dream! Principles only. Janet Kay,
737-7141, Keller Williams Realty.

HOW TO ADVERTISE: DEADLINE: MONDAY
NOON for Wednesday publication. 21 words $9.
Additional lines $3 each. Box: $3. Stop by 5404
Marina Drive., Holmes Beach. We're next door to
Ooh La La! in the Island Shopping Center. More in-
formation: 778-7978.


YOUR HOMETOWN REALTOR SINCE 1939

WAGNED REALTY
Email: wagnerfl@gte.net www.wagnerrealty.com


REDUCED AMI HOME! A 4BR/3BA, water-
front home on Anna Maria's north end.
Fenced yard with many fruit trees and 40-ft.
dock! Secluded area of fine homes. Reduced
to $599,000. Call Harold Small at 778-2246.


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WESTSIDE TOWNHOUSE! Updated and
spacious 2BR/2.5BA home across from
Palma Sola Golf Course. Large 15-by-31-ft.
garage for lots of storage. Close to beaches
and priced at $112,500. Call Dave Moynihan,
778-2246 or 778-7976 eves.


NORTHWEST BRADENTON well maintained
3BR/2BA residence with large caged pool area,
lovely lake view and short drive to the beaches!
New roof and air conditioner! $189,900. Call
Dave Moynihan, 778-2246 or 778-7976 eves.


PINEBROOKS BEST! Desirable end unit
Augusta model is the only one like it on the
market! Two bedrooms and baths plus den
with golf course view, glass lanai and much
more. Easy to show! $147,500. Call Dee
Jorcyk 778-2246 or 778-8550


SUMMER RENTALS AVAILABLE

2217 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, Florida 34217
778-2246 800-211-2323


OPEN HOUSE: Sunday, June 9, 1 to 4PM. 2BR/
2BA home, plus 3BR/2BA guesthouse. 871 N.
Shore Drive, Anna Maria. Priced to sell immedi-
ately! Marina Pointe Realty Co., 779-0732 or (866)
779-0732.


S Single-family homes from
0 the $180s, including homesites.

_Island lifestyle with

W ATTCH off-Island convenience!
Just a five-minute
ride to the beach!

a,",OPEN DAILY 12-5 PM
Directions: Cortez Road to
-.i a..... -i 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





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Realty Co.

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Don't forget to say you saw it in The Islander.
I BEACHWALK TOWNHOMES


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I can make your
island dreams come true.
ED OLIVEIRA
REALTOR
Sales & Rentals Since 1981
. Office 778-4800 *Cell
5 i' 705-4800
5201 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach,
FI 34217

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6 Classes
10 Inits. in TV comedy
13 Here and there, in
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20 Caught some Z's
22 Go by
23 Cadets, eventually
25 Mosaic items
26 Hard-to-make decision
27 Musician's liability
28 Passes
29 Zip
31 Nutritional info
33 Try again
34 Double back
42 Hosp. areas
43 "A Hard Road to Glory"
writer
44 In__ (confined)
45 "Walking on Thin Ice"
singer
46 World view
48 Place
50 Coffee order
53 Like the most expensive
chopped meat
57 Holiday wish
59 Quick movements
60 New Deal program: Abbr.
61 Wall St. deals
62 Theme of this puzzle
63 Diving bird
64 "Give go"
67 Words after "Pssst!"
70 Kind of pay
71 Yearbook sect.
72 "Exodus" hero
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79 Like many Sue
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81 "Thanks so much!"
87 Lead
88 Utter capitulations
89 Tries
90 C.I.A. forerunner
91 French vineyard
93 Historical character in
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94 Nigri' author Wiesel
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97 Charles, formally
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105 Prosperity
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120 Reproductive rights
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104 "Don't Be Cruel" as
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110 Moody
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114 Post office chart: Abbr.
115 Very, in Vichy
116 Postpaid encl.
118 Erving. in headlines
119 100 yrs.


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