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Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992) ( June 12, 2002 )

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Creation Date: June 12, 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 12, 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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Skimnming the news ... Fishing the Islands Tournament information, page 21.


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High-flying fun, page 15.


"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"


Volume 10, no. 31, June 12, 2002 FREE


Beach renourishment enters new phase


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
While the pipes, barges, dredges and trucks involved
in putting an additional 200-foot wide-strip of sand along
some six miles of Anna Maria Island coastline are gone,
the beach renourishment project is far from finished.
The second phase of the project involves revegeta-
tion, said Manatee County Ecosystems Manager
Charlie Hunsicker, and that will take nearly two years
to complete.
The county will plant vegetation, mostly sea oats,
along designated sections of the beach where property


owners want revegetation, and rope off these areas from
the general public. Each Island city has to sign up at least
50 beachfront residents in its city limits to participate in
the project, which is funded by Manatee County.
None of the three Island cities have yet come forward
with enough people to get revegetation started, although
Bradenton Beach is near that figure, officials have said.
Compaction tests of the sand have also been part
of the second phase.
Rick Spadoni of Coastal Planning and Engineer-
ing, the firm hired by the county to oversee
renrourishment, said his compaction tests have been


Yuck!
Blue-green algae has bloomed in record amounts off Anna Maria Island, creating an "interesting" aroma,
especially along the east side of the Island. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy


completed and the beach tilled to specifications. The
sand compaction meets state requirements, he said.
"But we'll continue to monitor the sand for the next
three years to ensure it keeps its compaction," Spadoni
said. The next test is scheduled for March 2003.
Spadoni's compaction test is different than that done
by Turtle Watch, which tests the sand compaction to see
if it's loose enough for a mother turtle to dig her nest.
Island Turtle Watch Director Suzi Fox said she's
found no evidence yet that mother turtles are unable to
burrow into the sand, or that baby turtles won't be able
to dig themselves out when they hatch.


Mother Nature

gets help in curing

algae problem
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach resident Capt. Mike Greig and some
of his friends have had enough of the stinking problem
along their 58th Street canal.
Dismayed that there is no city or county money
or program to clean up the algae mess that's been
around for nearly two months, Greig and a few of his
neighbors have pooled their pocketbooks and will
try and place a turbidity boom at their canal en-
trance. If it works, the boom will allow boats
through, but will keep further algae out of the canal,
Greig said.
City building inspectors gave their blessing to the
project last week after reviewing the proposal, code
enforcement officer Walter Wunderlich said.
After installing the boom, however, Capt. Mike
and friends then have the unenviable task of cleaning
out the canal.
But Greig's solution to the ongoing problem is
only for his canal. Other affected Island residents aren't
so lucky in dealing with the gooey mess, unless they
also want to foot the bill.
The nasty smelling algae floating in Sarasota Bay
PLEASE SEE ALGAE, NEXT PAGE


Big brother

watching in


Anna Maria
You'd better be careful walking in and around
Anna Maria City Hall. Don't throw that cigarette butt
or gum wrapper on the ground because somebody is
watching.
Actually, you could be caught on camera by city of-
ficials, now that surveillance cameras have been installed
in city hall and around the outside on the exterior.
Installation was completed last week at a cost of
approximately $5,500. The money was made available
by a line item transfer in the city budget by commis-
sioners at their May 23 meeting.
The move is simply a security measure, and not
intended to spot litterbugs or jaywalkers, commission-
ers noted at the time the money was transferred.


First donor
'at bat'
The first donor at The
Islander newspaper office
Saturday during the
Islandwide blood drive was
Laura Morales of
Bradenton Beach. She is
attended by volunteer
Eileen Suhre, left, and
Darlene Beasley of the
Manatee Community Blood
Center. Morales' donation
of blood earned a $100
donation for an Island
nonprofit organization and
she collected for herself a
donor T-shirt. Islander
Photo: Bonner Joy






PAGE 2 E JUNE 12, 2002 0 THE ISLANDER


Meetings

Anna Maria City
June 17, 7 p.m., special planning and zoning board
meeting to review city codes.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
June 14, 9 a.m., city commission meeting on budget.
June 20, 1 p.m., city commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
June 12, 7 p.m., parks and beautification committee
meeting.
June 13, 1 p.m., planning commission meeting.
June 18, 7 p.m., city commission meeting with work-
shop immediately following.
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.
June 13, 10 a.m., Holmes Beach Civic Association
meeting, Holmes Beach City Hall.
June 14, 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Institute of Government
Parliamentary Procedure course, Holmes Beach City
Hall.
June 17, 3 p.m., Island Transportation Planning Orga-
nization meeting, Bradenton Beach City Hall CAN-
CELED.
June 19, 3 p.m., Barrier Island Elected Officials Forum,
Holmes Beach City Hall.

Algae blooms in bays
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

and Anna Maria Sound can only be removed by private
enterprise or Mother Nature, according to Charlie
Hunsicker of the county's environmental management
office. There's just no funding or program in Manatee


County to help with your "stinking problem."
And don't expect any city help in either Anna
Maria or Holmes Beach to deal with the stench. There
are no resources in either city for this rare problem.
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn said she really hasn't
had any complaints about the algae, probably because
it hasn't floated north. In any event, the city has no
specific funding for canal cleanup as it's never been a
serious concern in the past. "Luckily, we don't seem to
have a problem."
In Holmes Beach, where residents have bombarded
city hall daily with complaints about the algae, the city
has no waterway cleanup money or equipment, said
Mayor Carol Whitmore.
"We have one boat and that's it. We don't have
booms and equipment to scoop up the stuff. We're just
hoping the tide will carry it out."
Whitmore said she would contact county and state
officials to see if they had any plan for dealing with the
algae.
Don't count on it. Hunsicker said the county has
"no mechanism" for canal cleanup, and it's not consid-
ered an emergency.
"Some people have hired private contractors or
they do it themselves, but it's not a county service" to
clean the canals and waterways. Otherwise, cleanup is
called "Mother Nature," he said.
Bradenton Beach waterfront residents, however,
might get a break from digging into their own pocket-
books.
The city has $15,000 in its budget for canal


A real stinkin'
problem
Algae clogs the
bayfront near 56th
Street in Holmes Beach,
creating a stench and
fouling boat motors and
propellers. Islander
Photo: Rick Catlin


cleanup, said Mayor John Chappie, although the city
isn't sure it's responsible for cleanup.
If you're not in Bradenton Beach and you don't
want to foot your own bill, you may just have to let
Mother Nature take its course, according to Mote Ma-
rine Laboratory scientist and spokesperson Teri Bailey.
"The algae will die eventually when it gets too
much sunlight," said Bailey. "You just have to wait."
She also cautioned that anyone handling the algae
can develop a skin irritation if not careful.
The algae, called lyngbya majuscula, grows on the
bottom, then becomes buoyant when it gets too much
sunlight. It then rises to the surface, where it clogs to-
gether and produces a gas, she said.
The brownish-black-colored, slimy algae showed
up off Perico Island in late April, and wind and tides
have carried the gunk into Anna Maria Sound and
through Sarasota Bay.
"The algae can form large floating mats and it
emits a foul odor similar to that of raw sewage," said
Ernest Trubey at the Florida Marine Research Institute
in St. Petersburg.
"There have been no reports of any adverse affects
on seagrass, fish, or other marine organisms, associated
with these blooms," he added, noting that algae blooms
are common in May and June. Other blue-green algae
events occurred in 1999 and 2000, although not as se-
vere as the current stinky mess.
Although the stuff looks and smells like raw sew-
age, scientists have found no evidence linking the
lyngbya bloom to sewage releases.


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THE ISLANDER M JUNE 12, 2002 M PAGE 3


Manatee-Parade progresses, artists deadline looms


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Announced in January to rival what the cow is to
Chicago and turtles are to Tampa, the manatee will be
to Anna Maria Island in a public art project sponsored
by the Island Chamber of Commerce.
"Manatees on Parade," is designed to promote
mutual awareness of art among local businessmen, art-
ists and charities, said Mary Ann Brockman, executive
director of the chamber.
Sponsors are being sought among businesses and
individuals, who may choose their manatee design
from a portfolio of concepts submitted by local artists.
Or sponsors may commission their own artists, but
designs must meet with chamber approval.
Artists are running low on time to join in the fun
and earn $750 for their creation in the Manatees on Pa-
rade public art celebration.
So is the primary ($35,000!) sponsor, whoever
that turns out to be. The event's organizers are on an
intense search for a business or individual willing to
put up $35,000 in seed money to finance the initial
costs of the project.
The deadline for designs is June 13, but coordina-
tor Ginger White said any submission in hand by 8:30


a.m. Friday the
14th will be con-
sidered.
They should
be addressed or de-
livered to the Anna
Maria Island Art
League, 5312
Holmes Blvd.,
Holmes Beach.
She may be
reached for entry
information at
778-2099.
Friday morn-
ing she and representatives of the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce will meet with manatee
sponsors and see which sponsors want which artists
to complete their manatee, mannequins.
These are fiberglass bodies 5 feet-plus tall, 200
pounds, which the sponsors buy for $3,000 each and
the artists decorate and finish in whatever form they
can create. The manatee designs selected by the judges
will bring the artists) $750.
Maybe a dozen firms and individuals have spoken


Getting painted up for Snooks Adams Kids Day
Ashley Miller, 4, of Anna Maria, got a painted face from Raven for the 48th Snooks Adams Kids Day last
Saturday. Kids won prizes for the best pirate costume, played games, gobbled down lots of hot dogs and
swizzled lots of sodas while under the direction of sponsoring group the Privateers. Islander Photo: Paul Roat


Dottie Poindexter new Bradenton


Beach public works director


Bradenton Beach has a new director of public
works.
Dottie Poindexter will be taking the reins at the


Dottie Poindexter, new public works director.


city's streets and roads department as well as the sani-
tation department in July. She will replace Buddy
Watts, who retired due to health reasons in April.
Although Poindexter may be new to Bradenton
Beach, she is not new to the ways of government. She
has had 23 years working for the Manatee County
Transportation Department, for the past seven years as
management support manager where she addressed
such issues as stormwater, road maintenance, fleet ser-
vices, engineering and land acquisition, human re-
sources, central records management and grant appli-
cations.
She has attended myriad state and federal courses
on emergency management and human resources.
In nominating Poindexter, Mayor John Chappie said
she "could be a tremendous asset to Bradenton Beach
because of her background and contacts with Manatee
County government." City commissioners agreed with
Chappie and unanimously endorsed hiring her.


for manatee models so far, said Jennifer Scott of
Jennifer's fashion shop, chamber vice president and
chair of the Manatees on Parade project.
Those sponsors can pick the design they want for
their manatee, either from designs submitted by artists
or based on the sponsor's own ideas. They can choose
the Island location they want to display their manatee,
too. The manatees will be there until 2004, when they
will be auctioned with half of the proceeds going to the
chamber and half to charity, Scott said.
But none of it can happen until that basic sponsor
is signed up. If it comes down to the wire with no big
one in sight, it is possible that a conglomerate kind of
sponsor will be arranged multiple donors to pool
their funds to get that seed money assembled.
The Manatees on Parade idea comes from several
similar successful programs in other cities, starting
with Chicago's Cows on Parade based on a public art
program in Zurich, Switzerland, in 1998.
It spread to pigs in Cincinnati, lizards in Orlando,
horses in Ocala, and recently turtles in the Tampa Bay
area, a benefit for Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Ft.
Myers is considering pelicans, said Brockman.
Details may be obtained by calling her at 778-
1541.



Lardas property


in Anna Maria


sold for $10

By Rick Catlin
Islander Property
Sale of the Lardas family property on South Bay
Blvd. in Anna Maria was reportedly completed last week,
not for the $3.1 million on the original contract, but for the
bargain basement price of $10, according to papers filed
at the Anna Maria City Hall June 6. The property is to be
developed as the Villa Rosa subdivision.
The property was sold as a quit claim deed to GSR
Development Limited Liability Company. Principal own-
ers of the company are reportedly Robert Byrne and Steve
Noriega.
Actually, the full sale price is probably closer to the
$3.1 million on the contract, said a local real estate attor-
ney, and that amount will be recorded with Manatee
County. The quit claim deed is just an expedient transfer
of ownership.
Efforts to confirm the sale with Steve Lardas were
unsuccessful. Lardas would only say "no comment" when
asked if the sale was completed early last week and the
agreed price.
Robert Byrne, who lives in Holmes Beach, could not
be reached for comment prior to press deadline.
The new legal representatives for the developers is the
Bradenton law firm of Porges, Hamlin, Knowles and
Prouty, according a letter that firm sent the city June 6.
If true, however, that would put PHKP on first base
with GSR Development; Conrad DeSantis may be out,
and Chuck Webb and the Lardas family are into the show-
ers, apparently out.
The June 6 letter from PHKP to Anna Maria City
Attorney Jim Dye said the new owners have appointed
George F. Young Inc. and PHKP to act as their agents to
obtain final approval of the Villa Rosa subdivision appli-
cation "as well as the vacation of the 50-foot right of way."
PHKP said they don't believe the issue of the 25-foot
easement must be addressed "because this easement is
incorporated into our proposed roadway."
PHKP also said they expect to be before the city com-
mission on June 27 for a first reading and expect a "sec-
ond reading and approval as soon as possible" after that
meeting.
The Villa Rosa subdivision application and easement
were recommended for approval by the city commission
by the city's planning and zoning board May 13.

"My kids were raised at the beach," Poindexter
said, "and I've always tried to take a special interest in
the Island communities."
She will start work in Bradenton Beach in early
July and will be paid $45,000 per year, plus insurance
and other employee benefits.





PAGE 4 M JUNE 12, 2002 0 THE ISLANDER


23 make turtle 'noncompliance light' list


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
The bad news is that six weeks into the sea turtle
-nesting season, 23 Island properties remain in violation
of laws that prohibit lights visible to turtles on the
beach.
The good news is that a few, though still in viola-
tion, have formulated plans to get into compliance and
promise to do so.
That's the word from Suzi Fox, director of Anna
Maria Island Turtle Watch, as she and other Turtle
Watch volunteers patrol the beach mornings looking
for turtle nests and evenings for lights that threaten
turtles' lives.
Female turtles need darkness to feel safe in digging
down a couple of feet into the sand, laying up to 100
eggs, covering them and letting sun and sand incubate
them.
Two months later their babies instinctively head
for the sparkle of the Gulf's waters and comparative
safety, and upland lights lure them to their death.
Fox has turned over the list of offenders to the code
enforcement officers of the Island's three cities for
them to deal with the problems, Fox said, though some
are being stubborn even with the officers.
The list is confined to businesses, she explained,
because so many of the residences along the beach are
occupied by renters who are gone before officers can
get to them. She questions whether the properties' ab-
sentee owners can be held accountable for renters' ac-
tions.
The "good guys" who have promised to right their
lighting wrongs are, listed alphabetically: Beach
House, Circle K south, Rod & Reel Pier and the Sand-
bar.
Those not in compliance, alphabetically:
* In Anna Maria
Bayfront Plaza
Bistro at Island's End
* In Bradenton Beach
Anna Maria Island Club
Bermuda Bay Club


Cedar Cove Motel
Circle K north
Coquina Beach Club
Gulf Cabins
Gulf Watch condos
Joe's Eats & Sweets
Moose Lodge
Ocean Park Terrace
Oma's restaurant
One Stop Shell Shop
Sharkey's Steak & Grill
Sunset Beach Motel
* In Holmes Beach
Alamanda Villa
Anna Maria Plaza
Gulf Place Condominiums
Harrington House Bed & Breakfast
Martinique North Condominiums
S&S Plaza
Surf Shop West Coast
Time Saver Food Store

A Sunday evening boat ride for Fox and Jo Ann
Meilner, also of Turtle Watch, courtesy of Holmes
Beach police department's marine officer, Vern
McGowan, including the city's code enforcement of-
ficer, Walter Wunderlich, confirmed the problem light-
ing areas in all three cities.
The group "looped" the Island in search of light-
ing effects that could prove detrimental to nesting
turtles. Several questionable locations will be con-
firmed during next week's "walking" beach visits.
Also, Fox and Wunderlich noted, Florida Power
and Light's street-end lighting and other street lights
near the beach have yet to be shielded.
Outdoor lighting expert and designer Doug Alder-
man, of Nightscaping, is expected to consult with Fox
and Bradenton Beach officials at 3 p.m. Wednesday,
June 12, at city hall. The public especially those
businesses and condominium managers with lighting
problems are encouraged to attend, Fox said.
Alderman will be presenting alternatives for light-


fri.


High tech turtle map
Glenn Harman of the Clearwater Marine Aquarium
was on Anna Maria Island last week mapping turtle
nest locations for Turtle Watch. Harman used a
global positioning system in making his map and
identified 29 turtle nests on the Island, including one
at Bayfront Park in Anna Maria. Each nest is
carefully identified by a sign and staked to keep
curiosity seekers from encroaching and possibly
disturbing the nest. In a normal season, about 240
turtles will dig their nests on the Island, Harman
said. The last turtles should hatch sometime in
October. He'll be back in about a week to locate
more nests. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

ing beachfront properties and businesses that are both
safe for public areas and turtle friendly.


On behalf of the sponsors,


the charities and the


Manatee CommIunit


Bflood.Center.


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for theqenerois donation of more than 250 individuals who qove their time,

energy and blood,to make the 2002 Jlnna Maria Island Blood Drive a success.

We exceeded oAr oal and received 203 iAnit of blood.


Sponsors


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Realty Co.


The Islander


The $100 per donor "reward"tottled $20,300 ind is shared bS.

A.nna Maria Island ComminitJ Center *Rnnna Maria Island Privateers

Jlnna Maria Island iTrtmle Watch Wildlife Edication and Rehabilitation


Thanks again, and see you next year!





THE ISLANDER M JUNE 12, 2002 M PAGE 5

Visioning continues; presentation to city set for June 20


By Paul Roat
Bradenton Beach citizens are honing their vision of
the city.
A series of statements have been culled from previ-
ous workshops on defining the way the city will look for
the next 30 years. In no order, the comments were:
Bradenton Beach is a vibrant old-style Florida
village true to our fishing village roots, while embrac-
ing our balance of permanent and seasonal residents.
We have respect for our beach and environment, are
regarded for our lush landscaping and recreational op-
portunities, and mobility can be achieved with similar
ease via car, trolley, bicycle or foot.
Bradenton Beach: A community committed to pre-
serving the charm of Florida's yesterday, living the excite-
ment of today, and ensuring the dreams of tomorrow.
Bradenton Beach: Where the charms of Florida's
yesterdays, today, and tomorrows live in harmony.
Bradenton Beach is a friendly, small-island com-
munity where both permanent and seasonal residents
display civic pride and encourage balances growth
while retaining its Old Florida charm.
Bradenton Beach is an island community with an
eclectic style which has preserved its small town charm
while embracing its resort-community diversity.
Participants in the ongoing visioning process re-
viewed those five statements, edited them, and ranked
them during last week's workshop. The group, which
has numbered about 50 in each of the first two sessions,
was meeting at presstime to further refine the process.
Visioning facilitators, with the Tampa Bay Re-
gional Planning Council, will make a final presentation
to the city commission June 20.
Reviewing and revising the proposed vision state-
ments were not the only exercise workshop participants
engaged in during the June 4 meeting.
TBRPC meeting facilitator Avere Wynne broke out
the issues facing the city into six main categories: commu-
nity character, land use and zoning, mobility, governance,
beach and environment, and civic relations.
A number of suggestions were voiced in several
categories, with probably the most startling being a
overwhelming majority of those present favoring


changing the city's form of government from the cur-
rent elected mayor-commission to a hired, professional
city manager style.
Another suggestion was to create an architectural
review board that would have oversight in the design
of new structures, although little detail was offered
under the proposal.
Signage or the desire to remove or downsize
many of them was also a hot topic.
Other suggestions included enhancing landscaping
around older structures, halting the approval of non-
conforming structures based on current zoning codes,
installing a "no-passing zone" along most of Gulf
Drive, having landscaping be conducive to enhancing


native birds and animals, acquiring more Gulffront
property for public use, and control of the proposed city
boat anchorage near the city pier.
There was also a suggestion that a new bridge link-
ing the mainland to Longboat Key be built to help al-
leviate traffic on Gulf Drive in the city.
Workshop participants also reviewed a scaled-
down list of photographs they had ranked in a previous
session. The eight pictures that were classed as "likes"
generally included parks, homes, condos or businesses
which featured heavy landscaping.
The "dislikes" were generally stark, unlandscaped
buildings, areas with extensive pavement or buildings that
were out of scale with the surrounding neighborhood.


Governance 101: city manager form of government


A dramatic shift in governance has been strongly
suggested for Bradenton Beach.
An overwhelming number of participants at the
June 4 workshop on developing a vision for the city for
the next 30 years solemnly raised their hands to support
a city manager form of government.
Bradenton Beach currently has what is called a
"weak mayor" form of government. The mayor is
elected at-large by voters, but has no greater vote than
any of the four city commissioners.
A "strong mayor" form of government can take
various forms, but usually has the mayor also elected
at large, but with no vote on the city commission. The
mayor serves as the chief administrator for the city, and
usually participates on the commission in the event of
a tie vote by the commission. In some instances under
a strong mayor government, the mayor can veto a com-
mission vote, which requires a "super-majority" of the
commission to overturn.
In a city manager form of government, there are
several options, but all include the hiring of someone
to manage the overall day-to-day dealings of the city.
The manager can have firing authority of city employ-
ees and sometimes of department heads, is generally
responsible for creating a city budget, and usually is
only answerable to the city commission.


A typical city manager makes between $80,000
and $120,000 a year.
Holmes Beach has been wrestling with changing
its form of government for the past six months. A char-
ter review commission of five residents voted in April
to recommend a city manager government there. City
commissioners have yet to vote on the matter and, de-
pending on their decision, the matter will be ultimately
decided by the voters.
Much of the reason behind the Holmes Beach char-
ter review board opting for the manager-type govern-
ment came from Indian Rocks Beach City Manager
Tom Brobeil.
He said a city manager can become a "cash cow"
for the city, and listed his accomplishments in bringing
outside money into his city. Among his highlights were
$350,000 in grants for a skateboard park, nature pre-
serve and beach access acquisition, state money to
beautify a bridge leading to the barrier island city, and
funds to retrofit lighting to be more "turtle friendly."
Bradenton Beach has had several reviews of its
charter in the past decade. In each case, a city manager
form of government has been offered but rejected by
review board members. A majority of voters would
have to endorse the charter change to a different form
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O11110pinion


Who cut the cheese?
Who, indeed. Who put sewage in the bay? Who
caused such a stench? Where in the world did all the
ugly, stinky, raunchy, poopy yuck in the bay come
from? Who could do such a thing?
It's gone way past being an amusement, it really
stinks. It's really ugly. It's been stinking much too long.
Who in the heck is responsible?
Mother Nature, of course.
The smell is the result of an algae bloom which, to
coin an appropriate phrase, has gone amuck. Or, ayuck.
Although it's far less harmful to the environment
or humans than red tide, yet another algae bloom that
frequents our area waters, it's none the less annoying.
It's so thick and stinky, it's noxious. It's thick
enough birds walk on it. Flies buzz over it. Maggots
wriggle on it. It can't be good.
But scientists with the Florida Marine Research
Institute in St. Petersburg report that although a vari-
ety of Lyngbya majuscula (blue-green algae) has been
associated with contact dermatitis, also called
"swimmer's itch" in Hawaii, Japan and Australia, there
is no evidence that blooms in Florida are capable of
inducing skin irritation or other human health effects.
The filamentous blue-green algae bloom currently
annoying sensitive snouts of Anna Maria Island is equally
annoying for boaters. Several have noted problems as a
result of their engine inhaling the floating "mats" of algae.
One experienced boater said it was thick enough to knock
the sounder off the bottom of his boat.
Capt. Mike Grieg of Holmes Beach, a charter fish-
ing guide, got annoyed enough at the blockage in his
canal to take matters into hand. He attempted to remove
the mass of blue-green algae by dragging it to the ca-
nal opening, then adding a buoy line (rope and buoys
strung from side to side) to the mouth of the canal to
prevent its return. But that brought the police, who said
a neighbor complained that Grieg was attempting to
block the waterway.
Then Grieg tried with the blessing of the city and
a turbidity boom, only to discover Mother Nature is
more powerful than he.
What can we do to rid ourselves of it? We're left
to ponder.
Talk to Mother Nature. Ask her to be kind and
bring wind and rain. Lots of it. Then hold on, because
that will surely bring new problems.
On second thought, a stink on the bay is far better
than a hurricane in the Gulf. Better leave Mother Na-
ture to her whims.
Yuck.


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June 12, 2002 Vol. 10, No. 31
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The Sandpiper Mobile Resort homeowners are well
on their way to buying the park. The cost of shares has
been adjusted according to the rent being paid. The resi-
dents want it known that there are still affordable homes
and lots available with shares beginning at $57,500.
While the homeowners of Sandpiper are anxious to
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Canals are not dumps
I don't get it. People living on a canal have paid a
premium for their home, i.e., access to the bay or
Intracoastal Waterway. People who live on deep-wa-
ter canals have also paid even a little more for their
property when purchasing. Taxes are also higher for
those who live on these beautiful canal properties.
Then why is everyone dumping all their grass into
those canals that they have paid so dearly for?
Every morning when I walk down Marina Drive
with my dog, I smell rotting grass and see how disgust-
ing the canals look. Aren't the owners concerned about
filling up these canals or making them less attractive by
using them as dumps?
Every week the town picks up grass clippings and
any other vegetation that needs to be removed. Why
don't canal people use this free service?
Someday all those grass clippings will have to be
removed in order for you to use those canals and you
are lowering your property values by dumping. Think
about it.


Where'd that pool go?
Many years ago the Holmes Beach City Commis-
sion was presented a petition with mroe than 600 sig-
natures from Anna Maria Island citizens asking for a
municipal swimming pool.
One question arose at that time: "Why have a pub-
lic pool when we have the Gulf?" Let me enumerate:
* People of all ages can enjoy it, from pre-natal to oc-
togenarians.
It is safer. A smaller area for lifeguards to watch,
unlike home and condo pools which seldom have
guards.
It can be used all the time. Unlike the Gulf, you
need not worry about red tide, amorous stingrays, in-
quisitive sharks, personal watercraft, motor boats,
rough weather, undertows, fishermen, etc.
Let me also add what a pool can offer that the Gulf
can't:
A safe place to learn to swim properly.
Water aerobics.
Swim-team competition.
A safe place for pre-natal exercise and infants.
Incapacitated and elderly people can swim or
float with little interference.
This is one of the safest sports/exercises for ev-
eryone, no matter what age, to enjoy and interact.
The pool can be used all day every day. Possibly
in the morning the non-school ages can have aerobics,
time for the elderly, preschoolers, etc. After school,
Red Cross lifesaving and swim classes. The evening
could be a family time.
The City of Holmes Beach could be the center for
family and community relationships of the Island.
I doubt whether financing would be a problem,
with the support of the three cities, county and private
donations. I also believe a grant could be obtained.
Don't you think it would be nice to have a safe
sport that all ages could enjoy together?


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Cortez school building grant, lease sought


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
A $325,000 grant for renovation of the 90-year-old
Cortez school building has been requested from the
state, and a local lease is being asked of Manatee
County.
The county owns the historic building, acquiring it
two years ago from the estate of artist Robert Sailors
who used it as a studio and home. The county clerk of
court applied for the renovation grant from the Florida
Bureau of Historic Preservation.
If the grant is approved, the money would become
available in July 2003 at the earliest, said Maggie Marr,
county grants official.
Work could start much earlier, though, if the
county approves the application to lease the school to


Cortez's Florida Institute of Saltwater Heritage. The
treasurer of FISH, Karen Bell, said the lease proposal
will come before county commissioners in July.
If the county goes along with the FISH proposal,
the Cortez organization probably would take posses-
sion in October and start work right away, she said.
The lease would be for $1 per year, a one-year
agreement renewable annually. It includes provisions
for a county employee to be assigned there to oversee
the renovation. The county's fiscal year starts October
I and the employee would be in that year's budget, but
work could begin sooner, Bell said.
She explained that much of the initial work could
be done by volunteers from Cortez. That would cut
down costs considerably and move the job along faster,
she noted.


Cortez already would have a financial stake in the
project if the Florida Historic Preservation Board ap-
proves the $325,000 grant, Bell said. It would call for
half of the grant's amount to be matched in local funds,
of which FISH has offered $25,000, the Cortez Histori-
cal Society $5,000 and the Therell family $5,000, with
hopes that Manatee County will commit $127,500 to
fill in the total local share of $162,500.
"We couldn't touch the building until the Florida
Bureau of Historic Preservation accepted our preserva-
tion plan, and it did so just recently," said the county's
Marr.
The plan includes an office, auditorium/meeting
room, a space provisionally known as a museum room,
and a prep room where caterers can handle food,
though there will be no facilities for cooking.


Paradise Bay dredging battle cools as odor lessens


The "Georgia hog farm" smell has dwindled and
with it some of the hard feelings around dredging east
of Cortez that turned neighbors into adversaries.
The dredging project is about half finished, said
Jim Wedel, a prime mover in getting the channel
cleared out from Paradise Bay to Tidy Island. He and
neighbors put up $5,000 each to pay for the part that
affects them.
The rest of the financing comes from the West
Coast Inland Navigation District, which tied three
dredging jobs into one project and split it into three
sections:
Mount Vernon/Coral Shores, cost $110,000.
Paradise Bay Estates mobile home park, $103,000.
The section along 46th Avenue between Mount
Vernon and Paradise Bay Estates, "$70,000 tops,"
which Wedel and other homeowners have paid.
Wedel started organizing the project three years
ago when "I got tired of my boat running aground" on
the way from Sarasota Bay to his house on 46th Av-
enue. The controversy was not over the dredging but
over the way the project was handled and where the
dredged spoil went.


"It was handled from far out of the area, and local
people and even [Manatee] county officials had very
little to say about it," said neighbor Walter Bucklin.
"You step on my tail, I'll scream."
Worse was the odor of the black muck dredged
from a creek bottom behind some residences. "It
smelled like a Georgia hog farm," Bucklin said. It was
piled on a large vacant lot in the neighborhood with the
absentee owner's permission. The area was dammed
with a retaining wall and the spoil stored there to drain
and dry and then be hauled away to become fill else-
where. The heavy equipment doing the work was noisy
and the whole while it was dusty.
Feeling this was not a proper use of a residential
neighborhood, neighbors protested with signs and phone
calls and letters to officials, but investigating county of-
ficials found no violations and said their hands were tied.
It's better now, Bucklin said, with the dredge moving
into parts of the channel that are yielding sandy spoil in-
stead of muck. No more odor. No more complaints.
Relieved at that development, Wedel offered the
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Island blood drive: 208 units, big bucks for charity


The smiles on the faces of Anna Maria Island
Turtle Watch, Wildlife (rehabilitation and educa-
tion) Inc. of Bradenton Beach, the Anna Maria Is-
land Privateers and Anna Maria Island Community
Center volunteers could barely be surpassed, except
for on the faces of Manatee Community Blood Cen-
ter staff and volunteers.
The blood center faced a critical need for blood
before Saturday, and to their relief, there is now an
ample supply, at least enough to meet the
community's needs for two to three weeks.
The Saturday-Sunday Islandwide blood drive,
with four donor locations, produced fantastic results
- and six more units of blood more than last year's
whopping count.
The second annual blood drive saw 224 donors,
and collected 208 units of blood, compared to last
year's 242 donors and 202 units. The difference is
accounted for by the number of persons deferred, or
ineligible to donate.
This year's drive went smoother, with MCBC far
more prepared with added staff, volunteers, a large
triage unit at the Center and three bloodmobiles.
Last year's three-hour wait to donate was narrowed
down to an average three-minute wait this year.
"It went smooth as silk," said Elaine Ackel,
MCBC director of marketing, "In fact, we were ner-
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Blood drive a success
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 8
during the Privateer-sponsored Snooks Adams Kids
Day event, the bloodmobile had a slow, but steady
stream of donors.
At the Anna Maria bloodmobile location at Ma-
rina Pointe Realty and the neighboring Anna Maria
Island Coffee Company on Pine Avenue, a flurry of
donors Saturday morning subsided to a steady flow
both days.
Things looked the slowest at the Center Satur-
day, where an indoor triage, prepared to see 200
donors, replaced the bloodmobile, perhaps to the
detriment of that location, because most donors ex-
pected to see the big bus and probably went to other
locations, Ackel said.
Although with the mini-bloodmobile parked
there Sunday, the result was still a slow day at the
Center.
The collection station at The Islander newspaper
saw the most donors, Ackel said. "It was convenient
and visible and lots of the turtle volunteers went to
that location, we assume because of the long lines
they experienced at the Center last year."
Thanks to a donation from an anonymous foun-
dation, the sponsors, Marina Pointe, AMI Coffee
Co., and The Islander, were able to provide a $100
donation for each unit of blood collected. Sponsors
also provided a free T-shirt to donors.
Given a choice of one, any, or all of the charities
for their "earned donation," the blood donors allo-
cated the funding as follows: Wildlife Inc. of
Bradenton Beach, $8,025; the Center, $5,175; Turtle
Watch, $4,400; and the Privateers, $3,200.


Island missionaries knew Burnhams


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Former Island resident Beth Moss Waters and hus-
band Alan met missionaries Martin and Gracia Burnham
in the Philippines last year when the Waterses were also
serving as missionaries in that country.
Burnham and his wife were captured last May by Is-
lamic rebels and held for ransom. A rescue attempt by the
Filipino Army last week ended in Burnham's death along
with that of a Filipino nurse also held hostage. Gracia
Bumham was shot in the leg, but survived and is now back
in the United States.
Alan Waters met Burnham in May, 2001 in the Phil-
ippines, shortly before the Bumhams were taken prisoner
on the island of Luzon. The Waterses were missionaries
in the southern island of Mindanao.
Burnham's death served as a reminder to the Waterses
of the dangers of missionary work in a third world coun-
try.
"It doesn't deter us from our mission, but it brings to
us the reality and the danger," said Alan Waters, who is
originally from Bradenton.
Waters had met the couple twice and was impressed
with their work. "It's hard when you lose someone you
know," he said.
"It's very tragic that he died," said Beth Waters. "We
had been praying for them and it saddens us that he died,
but it's a miracle she lived."
While serving their church in the Philippines, the
Waterses said they had been warned of the dangers of the
Abu Sayyaf Islamic militant group, who were known for
taking hostages for ransom, particularly Westerners.


The Waterses were Southern Baptist missionaries and
spent five years in the Philippines while the Burnhams
were with the New Tribes Missionary group. The
Waterses returned from the Philippines last fall and are
awaiting a new missionary assignment.
Beth Moss Waters was an assistant city clerk in Anna
Maria from 1986 to 1991 and her parents still live on the
Island.


Movie not likely
Islanders who had been freshening up their
resumes and powdering faces in hopes of landing
a role as an extra in the new MGM movie "Out of
Time" can put away those Hollywood dreams.
It looks like the movie, starring Academy
award-winning actor Denzel Washington, will be
filmed down south in the Boca Grande area.
The Boca Beacon newspaper reported last
week that some 30 MGM producers, directors and
crew members were in Boca Grande for several
days in late May scouting locations for the film.
Location coordinator Gus Holzer reportedly
said at least part of the movie will be shot in Boca
Grande.
Two months ago, the idea of filming the
movie on Anna Maria Island was presented to the
Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
by an MGM representative as a possibility, said
CVB spokesperson Susan Estler.
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It's just as well that nicknames are not prophetic,
for-a gent called "Shipwreck" has been elected presi-
dent of the Anna Maria Island Privateers, whose ship
is an Island landmark.
He is Dave Davidson, and he succeeds Mitch
Stewart as head of the Island-based organization
formed decades ago to help Anna Maria and West
Bradenton youth and have fun while doing so.
Joining him on the quarterdeck of the boat/float are
Greg Luzier as captain, the officer in charge of the
matters which concern the ship; Liz Christie, re-elected
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Island soldier returns
from Kosovo duty
Army Spc. Christopher A. Watson has returned to
the United States from a six-month tour of duty in
Kosovo, Balkan hot spot under U.S. and NATO peace-
keeping control.
He is the son of Vicki and Greg Lansen of Holmes
Beach and a 1998 graduate of Manatee High School.
He serves now at Fort Benning, Ga.
Assigned to the 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry, he
participated in the multinational Operation Joint
Guardian, patrolling Macedonian and Serbian borders
and preventing ethnic violence between Serbs and Al-
banians in Kosovar villages.


Longboat chamber golf
tournament is Saturday
The 14th annual golf tournament of the Longboat
Key Chamber of Commerce will be Saturday, June 15,
at the Harbourside golf course on the key.
It will feature a best ball scramble, with the shot-
gun start at 8:30 a.m. Prizes are $1,000 for the first-
place team, $700 for second and $300 for third.
Cost of $100 for a single golfer will include con-
tinental breakfast, green fee and cart, range balls,
goodie bag, banquet and awards party, a beverage
ticket and various hole contests.
Golfers may register and obtain further information
by calling 387-9519.


Mears and Murphy works
gallery's June features
Works by Lee Mears and Irene Murphy are being
accorded special recognition through June at Island
Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Mears' painting "The Wave" will be displayed in
the gallery's window, and Murphy will show her In-
dian beading and quilting.
Mears has a body of work ranging from realistic
drawings and paintings to collages and impressionistic
and non-objective abstracts. Her art is in private collec-
tions in the U.S. and Great Britain, the gallery said.
Murphy works with a variety of beads including
Indian seed beads and Japanese delica beads of semi-
previous stones. She has been involved in Indian bead-
ing and hand quilting for more than 35 years.
Hours at the gallery are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday
through Saturday. Details may be obtained-by calling
778-6648.


Tingley dollars
Capt. John
Joseph, right, one
of the organizers
of the Bridge
Street Festival last
month, presented
a check for $3,043
to Tingley Memo-
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Chair John
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week. The check
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ebrated his birthday last Sunday on St. Armands
Circle with a few hundred of his closest fans, all on
hand for an autographed copy of his latest book,
"Twelve Mile Limit." Island artist Carrie Price
crafted White's really, really big birthday card.
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for Longboat chamber
"Business After Hours" and a "Nooner" are sched-
uled next week by the Longboat Key Chamber of Com-
merce.
The first will be at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, at
the Sports Page Bar and Grille, 1319 Main St.,
Sarasota, at $5 for members and $10 for guests.
The "Nooner" will start at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday,
June 19, at Cafe Don Giovanni, 5610 Gulf of Mexico
Drive, $10 for members, $15 for guests.
Reservations may be made and information ob-
tained for both affairs at 387-9519.

Butterflies will be topic
of Flutterby course
Anna Maria Island residents who have been active
in or just admired the butterfly park next to Holmes
Beach City Hall will be in Duette Saturday, June 15, for
a course led by Connie Hodsdon.
She heads the Manatee County association devoted
to the care and propagation of butterflies, and her topic
will be "How to Create a Natural Habitat for Butterflies
and Hummingbirds."
Her class will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Flutterby Gar-
dens of Manatee Inc., 30902 Taylor Grade Road, in
Duette. Further information and directions may be ob-
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THE ISLANDER 0 JUNE 12, 2002 0 PAGE 11

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By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
More than a dozen "movers and shakers" have
pledged financing for the Anna Maria Island Chamber
of Commerce shift to new quarters.
The new office treasury is bulging with $45,000,
all the cash needed, with volunteers to provide addi-
tional physical help when the time comes, said the
chamber's executive officer, Mary Ann Brockman.
When that time will come is still a question. The
chamber will occupy brand new quarters a block from
its present home on Gulf Drive at the newly remodeled
former Eckerd building at Gulf and Marina Drive in

Center unveils playground
The Anna Maria Island Community Center
will unveil its restored playground with a ribbon-
cutting ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June
12.
The playground restoration has been ongoing
for four months and is a joint venture between the
Center's teen group REACH, 4-H Club, Met-Life
and Home Depot.
See the new playground and enjoy some re-
freshments at 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.

Youth fitness classes for Island
Island Fitness Center will host two children's fit-
ness classes during June.
Dance 'N More will include instruction in dance,
tumbling and working with props and meet for one
hour once per week for three weeks beginning June 12
for children ages 3 to 6 and June 13 for children ages
7 to 11. Also, Stage Jam, an introductory theater class
providing instruction in improvisation, script reading
and theatrical games and dance, will begin June 14 for
children ages 7 to 12. This class will meet for two hours
once per week for a three-week session.
For more information or to register, call instructor
Darlene Friedrich at 795-6713.


Island police reports
Anna Maria City
May 22, 800 block of South Bay Boulevard, do-
mestic disturbance. A 15-year-old reported her father
spanked her three times for misbehaving. According to
the report, the two got into an argument over the girl's
unkempt bedroom. Deputies did not find signs of injury
and left a domestic violence packet at the home.

Bradenton Beach
May 30, 2400 block of Gulf Drive, traffic misde-
meanor. A man was pulled over by officers for driving
without headlights and, according to the report, he did
not have a Florida driver's license. In addition, the tag
on the car was not registered to the driver's car.
June 2, 400 block of Gulf Drive South, driving
without license. A woman was pulled over by officers
because her tag light was out and, according to the re-
port, she has approximately 10 active suspensions on
her license.

Holmes Beach
May 31, 2900 block of Avenue E, burglary. A
woman reported that the screens from four windows on
her home were torn off and, according to police, it ap-
peared someone gained entry to the home through the
bathroom window. Nothing was reported missing.
June 2, 3901 Gulf Drive, Duffy's Tavern, theft. A
man was seen stealing a car from the parking lot. Ac-
cording to the report, the man drove the car to the
deadend at 39th Street and began ransacking the car.
Witnesses and the owner detained the defendant until
officers arrived on the scene.
June 3, 3902 Gulf Drive, West Coast Surf Shop,
forgery. A man reportedly used a stolen check to pay
for items at the business.
June 3, 3610 East Bay Drive, Beach Unlimited,
Marchman Act. A man was picked up by police for
harassing customers at the beach store while reportedly
intoxicated. According to the report, the man couldn't
provide officers with a home address and was taken
into custody under the Marchman Act. Officers took


him to the hospital due to the amount of alcohol he had
apparently consumed.
June 5, 5800 block of Marina Drive, theft. Ap-
proximately $335 in checks reported stolen from a resi-
dent were cashed at various locations in Bradenton.
June 5, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn, warrant.
According to the report, a man was arrested on an out-
standing bench warrant for nonpayment of child sup-
port.
June 7, 6900 block of Palm Drive, DUI. Paul
Horrigan, 46, of Holmes Beach, was arrested for driv-
ing while intoxicated. According to the report, officers
witnessed Horrigan swerving his vehicle on the road.
He reportedly failed a field sobriety test and refused to
take a breath test.


Holmes Beach.
The building is being remodeled extensively for a
large fitness center and the chamber's storefront. But
a stop-work order issued by the city threw a large
wrench into the works, delaying the chamber's move
from August until probably September, Brockman
said.
She said the organization's landlord, Earl Mowry,
"has been just wonderful" about the switch to new
quarters and has remained cheerfully sympathetic even
through losing a couple of prospective renters for the
present quarters because he had no time frame to work
with, Brockman said.
The new location at the Island's major intersection
will provide much more exposure, she said, with 30 to
50 percent more people expected to come in to the of-
fice seeking advice and information on the Island.
Some 2,500 come in every month now during the win-
ter season. That hopefully will mean more members,
too, she added.
Another advantage will be parking, always in short
supply at the present office. There are many more
spaces available at the new place, Brockman said, with
several right in front of the office.
Donors joining the Founders Club of the chamber,
in two divisions depending on the dimension of their
generosity, are:
Presidential level, $5,000 contribution A Para-
dise Realty, Cornerstone Construction Co., Electrical
Service and Maintenance Inc., and LaPensee Plumbing
Inc.
Director level, $2,500 A Beach View resort;
Hairs to You salon; White Egret dress shop; Island
Real Estate; Harrington House Beachfront Bed &
Breakfast; First National Bank & Trust; Oswald, Tripp
& Co. insurance; White Sands Resort Apartments;
Tropic Isle Inn; and Cedar Cove Motel.
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the chamber's map of the Island and pictures in its
guidebook for two years and other benefits, including
10 years' dues-free chamber membership for presiden-
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taken to Blake and admitted to the cardiovascular
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but she was not positive of the exact nature of the
procedure or specifics of the problem.
She said she had spoken to Sellitto on the
phone, and that he expects to make a full recov-
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SueLynn also said the MCSO is expected to
make an announcement in the next few days on a
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Anna Maria town hall meeting unusually quiet


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Compared to some public meetings in Anna
Maria, the June 5 town hall meeting almost turned
into a sleeper.
Only a handful of residents showed up at a meet-
ing where the public was given a chance to air con-
cerns, ask questions and present suggestions to
Mayor SueLynn and city commissioners on any sub-
ject.
And nobody yelled, screamed, insulted or threat-
ened anyone else.
The eternal Anna Maria problems of parking,
rights of way and drainage were barely mentioned in
the meeting and no one in attendance went nuclear
when the subjects were broached.
Does that mean all's well in a city know previ-
ously for divisiveness, bickering and mud-slinging
at some previous public meetings?
One issue that no longer seems to be on
everyone's mind is a building moratorium for the
city while officials review building codes and ordi-
nances.
Shirley O'Day said she thought the idea of a
moratorium is now a "dead issue," and suggested the
city drop the entire idea. "We don't have a problem.
Why worry about a possible court case?"
City Commissioner Chuck Webb had raised the
possibility of a building moratorium while the city
undertook a review of building codes, the mayor
said.
O'Day did have a problem, however, with poten-
tial recommendations by the charter, review commit-
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Parking, rights of way and drainage
The ongoing issues of parking and right of way
usage are still around, although nobody was clamor-
ing for immediate action at this meeting.
SueLynn told O'Day she decided not to send a
controversial right-of-way letter to city residents that
gave an ultimatum for property owners to stop en-
croaching on city rights of way.
City Commissioner John Quam reminded the
commission that issue is tied to parking, but has been
tabled at present. However, the city should not let
the issue die, he added.
There was a discussion on the proliferation of
signs in the city and the "no parking" zone at South
Bay Plaza was singled out.
Apparently, truck drivers are using this as an un-
loading zone for businesses and the mayor promised
to investigate.
City resident Bill Modis was concerned about
speeding on city streets, particularly Magnolia, and
suggested speed bumps as a possible answer. There
was concern for the safety of children at, and near,
the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
City Commissioner Linda Cramer brought up
the subject of trolley shelters and her worry that
some benches at trolley stops were too close to the
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Cramer also touched on the subject of an engi-
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west Florida Water Management District for funding
for drainage projects.
The drainage issue was discussed at a city com-
mission meeting in October 2001. At that meeting,
former Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh directed Public
Works Supervisor George McKay to find three en-
gineering companies and select one to examine the
city's drainage problems.
SueLynn said McKay was dealing with that and
three engineers were in place.

Other issues and concerns
Cramer suggested a noise ordinance that gives a
clear definition of the allowable decibel levels. The
current ordinance is vague on what exactly consti-
tutes excessive noise, she said.
The mayor said the proposal by the Anna Maria
Island Community Center to have the city give them
the property to aid their fundraising efforts will
again be on a commission agenda in July..
Georgia Van Cleave said City Attorney Jim Dye
had told her that the bottom lands along canals in
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THE ISLANDER U JUNE 12, 2002 U PAGE 13


This year for Father's Day, just do it


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
It's hard to know what to do for Father on his day
Sunday or where to draw the line, for there's no way
you can do too much: He knows he deserves whatever
great stuff you do for him.
Don't ask him. He'll mess it up somehow, either
blow it off or mumble about saving money or go all aw
shucks on you, maybe even scratching the sod with his
toe.
And don't ask Mom. She's got enough burden just
keeping the old boy shaped up. And she's just gotten
over the stress of trying to play it straight while help-
ing you through the trauma of the brief intensity of
emotion on Mother's Day.
Don't try to promise Dad you'll keep up this day's
profound love and commitment through the rest of the


year. He's been around the horn enough to know you
can't make it last; he hasn't ever been able to do so with
his own father. Anything he can't do, you can't either,
will be his attitude.
Try getting him something that will last. Such as
adopt a turtle nest or a sea turtle hatchling in his name,
$100 and $15, respectively, through Turtle Watch at
778-5638. Or a cruise to plant a crop in his memory
bank through the year. Or a couple of oil changes,
which is about as sentimental as he'd be, himself.
Maybe a dinner out, though that's maybe more
benefit to Mom. On the other, better hand, anything
that makes her happy makes him happy. Anyway, it's
the thought, isn't it? One more necktie, though, and he
may just strangle himself with it. Or you.
Being especially thoughtful and gentle and affec-
tionate would be dandy, but you've thought of that.


This is more convincing coming from daughters. As
every father knows or soon will, daughters want to love
and care for the old boy and make everything good for
him. Sons want to whip him.
As anybody should be able to guess, this day of
tribute to fathers was started by a woman. She was
Sonora Smart Dodd, raised by her father along with
five siblings in Spokane, Wash. In 1909 at a Mother's
Day service in her church she decided fathers needed
something, too. So she got the city's ministers to devote
a day to Dads the next year and it spread and metamor-
phosed finally to a presidential proclamation by
Lyndon Johnson in 1966.
Although traditionally meant to honor Dad, it has
now stretched to Grandpa, which is OK with Dad since
it will give him a double dip.
And he needs all the help he can muster.


Holmes Beach mayor explains away boat snafu


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore sent Al
Stuck a detailed account of the events leading to the
destruction of his sailboat after he questioned commis-
sioners at a recent meeting.
According to Whitmore's investigation into the
matter, the Holmes Beach Police Department received
an anonymous complaint on April 24 regarding a
sunken vessel at the T-end canal at 6800 Marina Drive.
Upon investigation, Lt. Dale Stephenson found the
vessel submerged in the canal. The registration was
expired and the contact information for Stuck was no
longer current.
On May 1, the police notified Manatee County
Environmental Management Department of the sunken
vessel and requested assistance in removing the boat
since the owner could not be found.
On May 3, a five-day removal notice was posted on
the vessel as required by state statutes. The notice stated
that the boat was considered derelict, and if it was not re-
moved within five days it would be destroyed. It also
noted that the owner could be held liable for all costs in-
curred in the removal and destruction.
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After reviewing these facts, Whitmore stated she
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Butterflies will be topic
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Anna Maria Island residents who have been ac-
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June 15, for a course led by Connie Hodsdon.
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observing fluid coming from it, which could impact
the water quality in the canal, the city had a responsi-
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spoof of Tennessee Williams' works by a Manatee
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The presentation will be at 8 p.m. June 21, 22 and 24
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students and staff $4. They will be sold at the Neel Audi-
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Summer's here! What now?


By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Correspondent
Island students (and this writer) are now home for
the summer. Some no doubt have vacation plans or will
go to some sort of summer camp either at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center or at G.T. Bray Park
in Bradenton.
Others may have enrolled at one of the enrichment
camps the Manatee County School Board offers or
have found some sort of summer job. Last, but certainly
not least, it looks as if a lot of people are enjoying the
new, wide beach on the Island.
I have managed to occupy my time by playing a
little golf and by watching soccer's World Cup de-
spite games being played at either 2 a.m., 5:30 a.m., or
7:30 a.m. I'm a little bleary-eyed from lack of sleep, but
that experience should serve me since my wife Jenni-
fer will give birth to our second child Conal Timo-
thy (she's convinced it's a boy) on June 12.

World Cup advice for beginners
Being that I am a life-long soccer fan, I will attempt
to educate you on the history and tournament format of
the World Cup to help you understand what the big
deal is.
I know you ESPN regulars are getting tired of the
soccer player commercials. I think most of them are
pretty dumb, but seeing as how it's not football season,
you've got time on your hands to check out a couple of
games and I think you'll like it.
Simply put, the World Cup is one of the only true
professional sports world championships. Factor in
nationalistic pride and you get an atmosphere that is
incredibly intense.
The World Cup has been played every four years


since 1930 except during the years of WWII. The tour-
nament has been played 16 times since then, with 12
World Cup titles coming from four teams Brazil (4),
Italy (3), Germany (3), and Argentina (2). Teams from
countries all over the world started playing qualifying
games three and a half years ago to qualify for one of
32 spots in this year's cup.
The host nation(s),-in this case South Korea and
Japan, receive an automatic bid along with the defend-
ing champ of the previous World Cup.
The 32 teams are divided into eight groups of four.
The teams play each other for a total of three games.
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When the 2002 World Cup began, most pundits gave
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place in Group D behind Portugal, which is the fifth-
ranked team in the world. Instead, the Americans received
a goal from John O'Brien in the fifth minute, then added
a lucky goal by Landon Donovan that deflected off the
face of a Portugese defender before Brian McBride scored
the eventual game-winner on a spectacular diving header
off of a cross from right back Tony Sanneh.
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The cut-off date to register for the Anna Maria Island
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Stylin' inside-out
Island Middle School students, left to right, Jessie
White, Heather Howard and Kaylee Clark model
their inside-out fashions for the school's Fun Friday
activities, which bring a new theme each week.
Islander Photo: Andrea Dennis


Elementary graduates
Fifth-graders from Anna Maria Elementary School
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Robertson


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Dennis


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PAGE 16 M JUNE 12, 2002 M THE ISLANDER


IMS science class helping beautify Island


By Andrea Dennis
Islander Reporter
It used to be just another corner on the Island,
but now 85th Street has a new look. And it has Island
Middle School and Jenifer Catlin's science class to
thank for its "leaf lift."
Last November, IMS applied to Holmes Beach
Adopt-A-Spot program a citywide beautification
project with the help of Jim Sardegna of JMS En-
vironmental Landscape Contractors. Sardegna
serves on the Holmes Beach beautification commit-
tee that oversees the "adoption program" and his
stepson Ryan Hackl is an IMS student. They decided
to partner JMS with IMS and the result is a benefi-
cial civic project combined with a life-skills class.
What would have normally taken a lot longer with-
out Sardegna's help culminated March 12 when
sixth- and seventh-grade science students brought
their spot to life.
Before digging in, Sardegna spoke with the stu-
dents about what landscapers should do before, dur-
ing and after the onset of a project like theirs. He re-
minded them to always write down their measure-
ments, consider the future when designing a land-
scaping plan and plant the biggest plants or materi-
als first. He also stressed the importance of math and
science in his job.
The students then went to work. First, they
prepped the area by removing all the weeds, includ-
ing the roots. Next, they double- and triple-checked
their measurements against the landscape plan. And
finally, they began planting by first placing each
plant in its correct spot, checking the landscape plan
again, and then digging a hole in each location.
When all was done, several golden lantana sur-
rounded a pitchapple tree, both chosen because
they're native to this area and will, readily grow in
this environment.
The Adopt-A-Spot program is indefinite, a
promising learning opportunity for current and fu-
ture students who will tend to the area about once a
week.
The plants need not worry about suffering
through the students' summer vacation, however.
Besides being native plants that will likely thrive in
this climate, a neighbor has offered to look after the
area during the students' summer vacation.


A
horticultural
experience
Jenifer
Catlin 's
science class
listens to Jim
Sardegna of
JMS Environ-
mental
Landscape
Contractors
before
planting its
Holmes
Beach Adopt-
A-Spot
location at
85th Street.
Islander
Photo:
Andrea
Dennis


Thanks to all
Island Middle School students, faculty and friends gather around the school's new Adopt-A-Spot project on
85th Street in Holmes Beach at the dedication of the location. Jeanne Shell, IMS director, thanked several
people, including Holmes Beach Commissioner Rich Bohnenberger who was present, for "entrusting us with
this responsibility. We promise that we will be civically responsible, she said. Islander Photo: Andrea Dennis


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PAGE 18 N JUNE 12, 2002 N THE ISLANDER

SCYC elects

new commodore
By Andrea Dennis
Islander Reporter
Effective May 2, the Sun Coast Yacht Club will
have a new commodore. Doug Tarbet of Cortez has
been elected and will serve in the position for one year.
As commodore, Tarbet will "run all the meetings"
and coordinate activities with the racing/cruising club's
officers. Len Dietch replaces Tarbet as vice commodore.
Tarbet, a SCYC member for 10 years, describes the
club as "an inexpensive way to go sailing, meet people
and have parties."
"We run it like a regular yacht club," he said.
And the social activities, such as storytelling par-
ties, races and cruises, are what he likes most.
"You always meet some really neat people. It's a
lot of fun," said Tarbet.
His goal as commodore is pretty simple to keep
things going.
"I'd like to increase the racing and cruising activi-
ties and get more young people involved," he said. "For
anyone who likes to sail, it's a fun club."
For more information, call SCYC membership di-
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7a.m. to 6 p.m. -Summer camp at the Anna Maria Island
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9 a.m. to noon "Bug Safari" Vacation Bible School at
Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria. Information: 778-0414.
10 a.m.- Friends Book Club meeting at the Island Branch
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6:30 p.m. Ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center playground, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria. Information: 778-1908.
7 to 8:30 p.m. Adult basketball at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Informa-
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7 p.m. Family Storytime at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-7732.
Thursday, June 13
7a.m. to 6p.m. Summer camp at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Informa-
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9 a.m. to noon "Bug Safari" Vacation Bible School at
Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna
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7a.m. to 6 p.m. Summer camp at the Anna Maria Island
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9 to 10 a.m. Aerobics with Reba Moeller at the Anna
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at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
2p.m. Preschool storytime at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.
2 to 3 p.m. Children's sing-along with Howie Banfield at
the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 778-6341.
5:30 to 7:30p.m. Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce
"Business After Hours" at the Sports Page Bar and Grille, 1319
Main St., Sarasota. Information: 387-9519. Fee applies.
7 to 8 p.m. Pilates class with Laura Bennett at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Wednesday, June 19
7a.m. to 6p.m. Summer camp at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Informa-
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11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Longboat Key Chamber of Com-
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7 to 8:30 p.m. Adult basketball at the Anna Maria Island
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7 p.m. Family Storytime at the Island Branch Library,
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Anniversary column: looking back, looking ahead


Sandscript is nearing its fourth birthday and, if my
math is correct, this is the 200th column appear in The
Islander.
It's been a lot of fun, surprisingly, and has offered
a lot of surprises, not the least of which is that I've been
able to pull 1,200 words out of thin air for most of those
200 weeks.
Sandscript began as a column to "focus on envi-
ronmental concerns of Islanders and our fascination
with the shore and the waters around us." The environ-
ment is still its focus, but as the years have passed I've
included other things which have fascinated me.
Weather. Florida authors. Nifty gadgets. Traffic and
land use. Interesting places and things that take place
off the Island.
The first column, back in mid-July 1998, dealt with
Leffis Key in Bradenton Beach. The little natural park
along Anna Maria Sound was undergoing an expansion
of its lagoon system at the time, and that news peg was
enough for a stroll and description. The park is still a
major draw for birders, fishers and anyone else who
wants to get away from the crush of modern life and
realize that there is more to Florida than gridlock and
the Land of the Big Rat in Orlandoworld.
What I found interesting on reviewing that first
column, though, was the lead-in by James W. Hall from
his book "Mean High Tide." Anyone who has listened
to the wind moan through a mangrove forest or
watched the ripple of sawgrass in the Everglades will
appreciate his words:
"A stark place, monochromatic at first glance. It was
a place you had to wade out into. Had to train your ears
to uncover the faint sounds, sharpen your eyes enough to
tell one vague gray from another. That was one of the
problems. People were so glutted on the garish, the loud
gimmicks of Disney World, the neon extremes of the new
Florida, they didn't appreciate grays and browns anymore.
The nuances of dull greens. The result was, a lot of people
were willing to part with what they took to be nothing but
a colorless mosquito breeding ground. Willing to let the
machines gobble away at it, mile by mile, drain it, pave
it, let the cardboard housing developments sprawl farther
and farther."
I seldom go back and read my articles. The inevi-
table typo or an awkward sentence always makes me
cringe. But I did read that first Sandscript and thought,
hmm, that's not too bad.
I was feeling pretty smug until I picked up Jim
Hall's new book, "Hot Damn."


Horseshoe winners
Winners in the June 8 horseshoe games were
Jesse Brisson of Anna Maria and Neil Sweerus of
Bradenton. Runners-up were Jack Cooper of
Holmes Beach and George McKay of Anna Maria.
Winners in the June 5 games were Peter
Watson of England and Ron Pepka of Bradenton.
Runners-up were Jimmy Spencer of Holmes
Beach and Bill Starrett of Anna Maria.
The weekly contests get under way every
Wednesday and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria
City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no
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Hall, unbeknownst to me at least, had written
monthly columns for some East Florida newspapers for
three years. He included 39 of them in his book. Some
are intensely personal accounts of growing up, some
his impressions of Florida, but all are really, really
good.
My smugness over my skill in crafting the
Sandscript columns faded as I read Hall's stuff. He has
me beat. Big time.
At least now I have a target upon which to aim my
prose.

So here goes...
Writing of deeply personal issues is a difficult task
for me. I've generally mangled the topic in past efforts
and, having learned from my mistakes, usually choose
not to even attempt to repeat them. Fool that I am,
though, I'll step once more into the breach on the
Bradenton Beach visioningg" process.
Visioning is an attempt by a community to shape
its future. The exercise is generally fascinating: what
one would think as logical and right and the only way
to proceed is usually thrown out by some bigger, bet-
ter, bolder concept that would not have occurred to one
becomes the best choice by the group.
It's sorta like mob rule with intelligence.
Years ago I helped moderate a visioning process
for the protection and preservation of Sarasota Bay.
There were 30 citizens from Manatee and Sarasota
counties present, and the debate ranged on how to re-
store the bay to its once-pristine nature or restore it
as much as we could.
The exchange was lively, to say the least. Pull 30
folks in professions ranging from developers to real
estate sales agents to professional eco-musthaves to
long-time residents, ask them what the best course of
action is to protect a body of water that some want to
exploit and others want to just enjoy and others want
to damn well make the way it used to be, and you've
got a lively verbal exchange.
What was memorable, though, was the lengthy
discussion of what amounted to the suggestion to string
barbed wire around the entire bay and put up signs stat-
ing "NO HUMANS ALLOWED!"
Well, yeah. That is an option, although at the time I
thought it pretty silly. But what sticks in my mind was the
thoughtful debate the idea generated before the group as
a whole decided that although the premise was appealing,
its eventual practicality was probably impossible.
So fast-forward to the ongoing Bradenton Beach
visioning.
The extremes of the Sarasota Bay exercise have
been missing. I haven't heard anybody carl for the de-


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struction of the condos and resorts and megahomes that
are starting to dot the landscape of the city with a
greater frequency than anyone could have imagined
(visioned) even 20 years ago.
There has also been a dearth of history of the once-
sleepy vacation village of 50 years ago.
Billie Martini lived in the city back then she moved
into a mobile home in the old Gulf Park, now the Sand-
piper Mobile Resort, in 1944. She and her late husband
Robert built the first apartment complex in the city, in the
area where Bridgeport Condominiums is today.
She remembers the community then as being pretty
much full-time residents, filling the community year
round. Billie remembers the mosquitoes, the unusual-
tasting sulfur water from the wells on the Island, the
times if someone got into a mess of redfish or snook,
everybody shared and enjoyed a good batch of fish.
She also remembers the 1970s, when duplexes
started to proliferate in the city because the mostly
blue-collar transplants from the Midwest couldn't quite
afford to retire down here and needed the extra income
a rental apartment could bring.
Although my parents didn't move to Bradenton
Beach until the late 1940s, and I wasn't born until the
late 1950s, I can remember some of the old days of
catching redfish until your arm got so tired you
couldn't reel in another. Of knowing all your neigh-
bors. Of having a neighbor call to ask if my dad was
OK because she hadn't heard his old motor scooter
putt-putt by her house for a while.
I also remember the Wild West mentality of the
1980s on Bridge Street. The tattooed woman chasing
her husband down the street with a frying pan. The
fights and drunks and lawsuits and near-bankruptcy of
the city.
And I remember the angst the community leaders
went through trying to attract businesses to the city
through the 1980s and well into the 1990s. The vacan-
cies in the stores along Bridge Street and elsewhere in
the city. The diminished tax base, the scrambling for
revenue to keep the city alive.
So now Bradenton Beach is out of its slumber,
again vibrant and growing and, like any adolescent,
suffering from growing pains. What to do?
You will have to decide. But there was a thought
offered at one of the visioning sessions that may shed
some needed light:
"The problem is all I'm hearing is 'me' and 'you'
when it should be 'us' and 'we.'"
The Bradenton Beach of my youth is long gone.
I've recognized that turning back the clock is impos-
sible, just like fencing off Sarasota Bay from people is
an impossible goal as a means to protect the estuary. It
will take a vision, and people willing to work toward
achieving the goal of keeping alive what is important,
vital and unique about Bradenton Beach to maintain the
city as a special place.
Or, throw in the towel, let the county take over the
city and let Bradenton Beach be a place you go through
to get to somewhere else.

Sandscript factoid
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Tarpon continue to roll along Island beaches


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Tarpon continue to dominate the local fishing
scene this week, with many charter captains having at
least one hookup on every trip.
Work along the beaches or near Egmont Key for
best chances of getting slammed by a big silver king.
Backwater fishing continues to feature redfish,
catch-and-release snook, big trout and some flounder.
Offshore action is still good for grouper and snap-
per, and a little farther out there are reports of sailfish,
wahoo, bluefin tuna and dolphin.
Capt. Sam Kimball on Legend charters out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said he's putting his
charters onto permit about 12 miles out in the Gulf of
Mexico, as well as snapper, triggerfish and keeper-size
grouper.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's said he's been catching lots of bluefish and
mackerel along the beach, and tarpon are everywhere
right now. In the backwater, redfish and trout are the
best bets.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said tar-
pon are the best bet right now, with the best results just
off the beaches of the Island or near Egmont Key. Far-
ther offshore, anglers are having good results trolling
for blackfin tuna, wahoo, dolphin and a few sailfish as
the Loop Current cuts close to shore at this time of year.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business said he's
hooking lots of tarpon just off the beaches and catch-
and-release snook, redfish and trout in the bays.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach said his charters are hooking up with
tarpon on almost every trip.
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle
agreed that tarpon were the best thing going on right
now, plus redfish, trout and flounder in the bays.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
he's back at the dock after a stay in the hospital and
reports one angler bringing back a 23-inch-long floun-
der, some keeper-size trout, small slot-limit redfish and
a few snapper.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said pier anglers
are getting into mackerel in the mornings and some
oversize redfish. There are lots of snook under the pier
but they aren't biting, and tarpon roll by almost every
day but there have been no hookups there as yet.
At the Anna Maria City Pier, fishers report good
catches of mangrove snapper, sheepshead, mackerel,
small'sharks on the right tides and a few keeper floun-
der.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he's catching a lot of catch-and-release
snook, a few keeper-size reds to 24 inches, and plenty
of good-size trout.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide out of
Holmes Beach said he's catching gag grouper to 25
pounds, red grouper to 20 pounds, wahoo to 30 pounds,
blackfin tuna to 15 pounds and snapper to 5 pounds.
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Saturday is "T" day on the Island Tournament
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More than $20,000 in cash and merchandise prizes
going to the winners in the tournament, sponsored by
Island Discount Tackle, with proceeds going to the
Anna Maria Island Community Center.
Both inshore and offshore categories will again be
offered, said Bill Lowman of Island Discount Tackle,
with inshore fishing strictly catch-and-release. A
Polaroid camera will be issued to each team to record
the catch.
Cost to enter is $250 per boat, Lowman said, and
up to five people are allowed per vessel.
First-place winners for both inshore and offshore
divisions will receive $5,000; second place receives
$2,000; third place $1,500.
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Real Estate


Island property sales
5614 Guava, Holmes Beach, an 880 sfla 2bed/
Ibath/lcarport home built in 1959 on a 58x105 lot, was
sold 4/23/02, Bulliung to Wilford, for $160,000.
632 Dundee, Holmes Beach, a canalfront 1,515
sfla 3bed/2bath/lcar/pool home built in 1965 on a
95x115 lot, was sold 4/24/02, Schmidt to Downes, for
$495,000.
105 Fourth St. S., Bradenton Beach, a two-build-
ing residential rental complex of 2,274 sfla built in
1925 and 729 sfla built in 1964 all on a 75x100 lot, was
sold 4/29/02, Hutcheson to Noyes, for $380,000.
108 Ninth St. S., Bradenton Beach, Bayview of
BB, a 1,154 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1984, was
sold 4/30/02, Wiffen to Amari Keeling LLC, for
$330,000.
2306 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach, a 1,768 sfla
duplex built in 1947 on a 50x100 lot, was sold 4/29/02,
Grossman to Duvall, for $217,000; list $249,000.
4255 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 227 Island Village
224, a 3bed/2bath 1,400 sfla condo built in 1981, was
sold 5/2/02, Dunn to Dwyer, for $237,000; list
$239,900.
445 62nd St., Holmes Beach, Seaside Gardens, a
616 sfla lbed/lbath attached home built in 1966 on a
32x45 lot, was sold 5/2/02, McClain to Gennett, for
$94,000; list $110,000.
509 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, a two-building resi-
dential/retail/office complex of 780 sfla 2bed/lbath
built in 1922 and 680 sfla built in 1954 (formerly a
garage), was sold 5/3/02, Hawkins to Lyerly, for
$275,000; list $275,000.
6200 Flotilla, Holmes Beach, 243 Westbay Point
& Moorings, a 1,114 sfla 2bed/2bath canalfront condo
built in 1979, was sold 5/2/02, Austin to Fuller, for
$225,000.


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155 Crescent, Anna Maria, a 1,260 sfla 3bed/
2bath/2car home built in 1963 on a 72x1 19 lot, was
sold 5/7/02, Durfee to Hilger, for $342,500; list
$379,000.
209 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a bay-view duplex
lot measuring 50x209, was sold 5/8/02, Mattina to
Hood, for $410,000; list $434,900.
224 84th St, Holmes Beach, a 1,362 sfla 2bed/
2bath/lcar home built in 1960 on an 83x100 lot, was
sold 5/7/02, Belzaguy to Siniff, for $280,000; list
$284,900.
244 S. Harbor Dr., Holmes Beach, 2 Bay Bella
Vista, a bayfront 1,330 sfla 2bed/3bath/lcar condo
built in 1983, was sold 5/9/02, Kahle to Reiche, for
$370,000; list $425,000.
Correction: 247 Willow, Anna Maria, This
canalfront home with pool sold for $480,000, not
$248,000 as reported 5/15/02.
308 Magnolia, Anna Maria, a 900 sfla 2bed/lbath/
Icar home built in 1969 on a 52x145 lot, was sold 5/
7/02, Sponaas to Bodger, for $269,000.
3607 East Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 204 Sandy
Point 2, a 976 sfla 2bed/2bath/Icar condo built in 1996,
was sold 5/7/02, Harjani to Pease, for $188,500; list
$191,500.
404 71st St., Holmes Beach, a 2,411 sfla 4bed/
4bath duplex built in 1964 on 9148 sf lot, was sold 5/
9/02, Martire to Finn, for $295,000; list $299,900.
503 70th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,540 sfla home
built in 1967 on an 85x105 lot, was sold 5/6/02, Field
to McGrath, for $300,000.
523 75th St., Holmes Beach, a canal front 1,748
sfla 3bed/2.5bath/2car/pool home built in 1956 on a
90x123 lot, was sold 5/9/02, Downes to Nordt, for
$605,000; list $629,850.
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Realty raves
David Moynihan again led in sales at the
Anna Maria Island office of Wagner Realty dur-
ing June, with Adina Husak tops in acquiring
new listings. At the Longboat Key office, Dor-
othy Cook led in sales and Cindy English in list-
ings.
Marilyn Trevethan and Bob Fittro shared
the honors as leaders in sales in June at Island
Real Estate, with Marianne Correll leading in
new listings.
Gail Tutewiler was the June leader in both
sales and new listings at the Anna Maria Island
office of Wedebrock Real Estate Co. Lynda
Melnick and the team of Mike Migone and Tina
Rudek took the honors in both sales and listings
at the Longboat Key office, while Sharon Oper
led sales and Karen Ankerstar listings at the
Avenue of the Flowers office.
Tops at A Paradise Realty's Anna Maria
Island office during June were Quentin Talbert
in sales, and Jane Grossman and Nicole Skaggs
in listings.


#5439, a gulffront 1,183 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in
1969, was sold 5/7/02, Devitt to Doyle, for $410,000;
list $420,000.
5506 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a 1,664 sfla duplex
built in 1957 on a 76x93 lot, was sold 5/6/02, Hagen to
Shurina, for $370,000.
Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate
broker, 778-1222, exclusively for The Islander. Copy-
right 2002.


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q,+ Moving Up?
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Evenings: 779-2237
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THE ISLANDER M JUNE 12, 2002 M PAGE 23


Island Biz


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Gardener's opening today
J.C. Gardner's general manager Mark Viney, left,
with some new patrons as they prepare to enjoy the
food and the view on the third-floor patio at the
newly opened restaurant at BridgeWalk in
Bradenton Beach. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin


J.C. Gardener's restaurant

now open at BridgeWalk
J.C. Gardener's restaurant at BridgeWalk in
Bradenton Beach held a "soft" opening last week, and
in just a few days the new eatery is rapidly becoming
a favorite gathering spot for Islanders, other area resi-
dents and visitors.
It's not just the relaxed, casual "Key West" atmo-
sphere of Gardener's that has made this a popular Is-
land eatery in just a few days. And it's not the incred-
ible views of the Gulf of Mexico and Intracoastal Wa-
terway from the second- and third-story balcony din-
ing areas, it's not just the "Euro-fusion" foods that
owner Graham Gardener has incorporated into this
unique restaurant, and it's not just the comfortable
prices that are making Gardener's so much in demand.
More likely, it's a combination of all things that is
quickly making J.C. Gardener's a "must" on
everyone's dining-out list.
Nothing at J.C. Gardener's can be described as the
"same old thing," says Graham, who is originally from
Britain and named the restaurant for his father, J.C. Gar-
dener.
The "Euro-vision" cuisine that Graham and his
family have installed is described as a "mix of tradi-
tional European dishes and styles prepared and com-
bined in very new and imaginative ways," said Gra-
ham. The style combines ingredients and cooking
methods for individual dishes prepared to order.
One example is Chicken Aribbiata, which takes a
bit of English and Italian cooking styles to create, com-
bined with Graham's own unique style of cooking.
Sounds great and tastes even better.
Dishes are prepared individually, said Graham. No
pre-packaged mix of entrees or sauces for them. Every-
thing is done original and fresh in the kitchen.
Maybe the best way to learn about "Euro-fusion"
is to stop by Gardener's for lunch or dinner.
It might be hard to explain what it is, but you'll
know it after you try it.
Hard to believe for such good taste, but the pricing
is very comfortable on the pocketbook. Dinner entrees
start from $11.95, and that includes the spectacular and
romantic views.
But Gardener's is more than just another Island
restaurant, said manager Mark Viney.
"We're here for the community. We want to be


J.C. Gardener's restaurant in BridgeWalk in
Bradenton Beach is now open, offering some of the
best views for dining on the Island. Islander Photo:
Rick Catlin


involved in the community. We didn't open now just
to be ready for the winter season, we opened now be-
cause we -want to invite everyone to come see us and
get to know us," said Viney.
Despite the "soft" opening without fanfare last
week, word is spreading fast that Gardener's offers
good food, good prices and great views.
Normal operating hours are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mon-
day through Sunday, offering a traditional English
breakfast in addition to a standard American fare for
morning appetites.
On Sunday, Gardener's will be open from 11 a.m.
to 9: 30 p.m. with a special Sunday menu.
While the restaurant does not take reservations,
preferred seating is possible by calling 782-1122.
A grand opening is planned for later in June, Gra-
ham said.


Beach cafe lady,
Dee Percifield of Cafe on the Beach is celebrating the
restaurant's 10th anniversary all through June. Here,
she celebrates an evening buffet with patrons. Door
prizes and specials are planned for a number of days
and nights this month. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

Ten years for Cafe on the Beach
Cafe on the Beach at the Manatee Public Beach
in Holmes Beach is celebrating its 10th anniversary
this month, and owners Dee Percifield and Gene
Schaefer have lots of fun planned for the entire month.
"It's hard to believe it's been 10 years," said
Percifield, "but time flies when you're having fun."
And fun is what she's planned for Cafe on the
Beach all through June.
Dining specials with prizes and giveaways are
planned for a number of nights, including Friday, June
14, for the evening fish fry. There will be a number of
door prizes for guests, and all dinners will come with
dessert and drink, she said. Prizes will also be given out
during various evening buffets the rest of the month.
For the entire month, the pancake all-you-can-eat
breakfast special from 7 to 9 a.m. will be at a reduced
price.
"There will be some other things that we'll just do
on the spur of the moment," Percifield added. "Basi-
cally, we just want to have fun and thank everybody for
their support."
She also thanked Manatee County and the crews of
the recently completed beach renourishment project for
a minimal impact on the beach at the restaurant.
"The new beach is great. I just love it. They fin-
ished a lot sooner than anyone expected and we're all
thankful."
For information, call the cafe at 778-0784.

Suerics not your usual
name, gift shop
Suerics Seaside Boutique, the newly opened gift
shop at 125 Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach, is,
well, unusual. The name is a combination of Sue and
Rick Flodberg, the shop owners.
But that's not everything unusual about Suerics.
"We're a seaside gift boutique, we're a nautical-theme
boutique," said Rick Flodberg. "We're developing a
shop for both local residents and visitors."
Indeed, Suerics is unusual, starting with the
Crabtree and Evelyn fragrances, soaps, lotions, sprays
and other fine gifts. They're the exclusive Island dealer
for those products.
There's also a line of nautical- and seaside-themed


Sue and Ric having a great Island day
Sue and Ric Flodberg at their recently opened
boutique, Suerics, on Bridge Street in Bradenton
Beach, invite local residents to stop in and say hello.
Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
plates, napkins, placemats, wine glasses and wine ac- 3
cessories that have proven to be popular with boaters
and casual living enthusiasts, said Sue.
The couple have been coming to Anna Maria Is-
land for some time on vacation, but last year decided
to fulfill a lifelong dream and make the move.
Interestingly, they decided to open their boutique
in May, when business sales are traditionally slower on
the Island compared to the winter season.
"We wanted to get organized and ready," said
Rick. "This way, we'll get to know the Islanders."


Bridge now open to Walk
BridgeWalk resort on Bridge Street in Holmes Beach is
now officially open and staff members, from left,
Barbara Schelin, Angela Rodocker and Lois Day are
ready to help guests celebrate. The resort is offering
some special introductory rates as part of its grand
opening. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

BridgeWalk officially open
BridgeWalk resort on Bridge Street in Bradenton
Beach is now officially open, and the resort will celebrate
tonight, June 12, with a grand opening party.
But that's not all that's grand at BridgeWalk, said
the resort's Angela Rodocker.
There will be special introductory rates for rooms
starting as low as $123 a night, and other special rates
all through the summer.
BridgeWalk features studio suites, studio apart-
ments, studio suites and two-bedroom, two-story
townhomes.
The resort, a Silver Resort property, is expected to
stimulate pedestrian traffic on Bridge Street for the
benefit of all shops and restaurants in the area.
A number of shops and boutiques will be opening
at BridgeWalk this summer, Rodocker said, including
Heaven on Earth fine chocolates; Vinjavagar fine
wines, cigars and coffee, and Two Sides of Nature
clothing store.
For further information on BridgeWalk, call 779-
2545.






, PAGE 24 K JUNE 12, 2002 U THE ISLANDER


BED CLEARANCE: King-size Sealy, Simmons,
Sterns & Foster and more. Starting at $285. All
new, in plastic. (813) 662-9175.
STOREWIDE SALE! Niki's Island Treasures, 5351
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. 10 to 75 percent off.
Gifts, jewelry, collectibles, dolls 50 percent off.
Sterling jewelry 50 percent off.
DAYBED complete with trundle and mattress with
warranty. All new, in plastic. $250 cash. (813) 662-
9175.

AJAY EXERCISE BIKE: good condition. $40. 778-
2739.

SEALY POSTERPEDIC king-size bed. Never
used, still in plastic. Must sell for $200 cash. (813)
662-9175.
MOVING SALE Hideaway bed, kitchen table, full
bed, bicycles, kitchen utensils, tables, upholstered
chairs, lamps, crab trap and much more. Call 779-
0793.

METAL BLACK DAYBED $100 and black metal
bunk-bed (full on bottom and twin on top) $150.
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Wednesday 9am-11am. Always sales racks. 511
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FURNITURE SALE SUNDAY, June 16, 9am-3pm.
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queen sets, white Lexington living room furniture,
painted armoire, patio furniture, 82-inch green-and-
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pets with in-home 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.
1996 CHEVY 3/4-ton long-bed pickup. 107,000
miles, air conditioning, automatic transmission, CD
player, new tires. Very good condition. Great work
truck! 778-0805.

1997 FORD EXPEDITION Eddie Bauer, white,
86,000 miles. Leather, CD player, rear air condi-
tioning. Very nice. $13,500. 778-0805.


BOAT/TRAILER STORAGE/DOCKAGE. Vacation
or long term. Private ramp, wash-down areas. Min-
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canal to bay. Elevated with bonus area. $350,000.
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STYLING SALON 8 station, established over 35 years. $39,000.
WALGREENS Triple Net. Good CAP. $2,650,000.
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BOAT SLIP for rent. Call 778-7039.

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

DOCK FOR LEASE Holmes Beach. Boat size, 25
by 9 feet Water furnished. Three-month minimum,
annual preferred. (770) 889-2887.

1987 SEA RAY Weekender. 23 foot, 160 total
hours, runs excellent. Fresh water boat. Bottom
paint, full canvas, dive platform. $4,900. 778-2845.

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.

PRIVATE BOAT DOCKAGE in Anna Maria. Water,
electric, boat up to 30 feet. 778-6929.

PEDAL BOAT 2001 barely used! Seats five.
Bimini, built-in cooler, cover, etc. Call 778-6234.

CHRIS CRAFT SL200 bought new in October
2001. Only 60 hours. Volvo 4.3L 195-hp, full war-
ranty. Showroom condition, offered at $20,900.
704-4801.

FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels and everything
else in The Islander, where classified advertising
gets great results! Call 778-7978 for information.


LET'S GO FISHING! Call Capt. Mike Hesitant 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 for more infor-
mation, 778-3955.


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

NANNY: Caregiver needed for 5-year old girl.
Some evenings and weekends. References re-
quired. 730-9622.

CASHIER NEEDED, full time evenings. Apply Circle
K, 2513 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. 778-4310.


CLEANING CONTRACTOR NEEDED six days per
week at Anna Maria Post Office. Please call 778-
7676.

GROUNDS POSITION for condo on Longboat
Key. Must have references and speak English. Call
383-3571, between 9am to 3pm.

NANNY: Dependable, permanent, loving nanny
wanted for care of two-month old baby and light
housekeeping in my home for at-home working
mom. Full time or part time. References required.
778-1575.

DISHWASHER/PREP wanted for open kitchen.
Will train. Call Chef Damon at Ooh La La!, 778-
5320.


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home healthcare costs through affordable extended-
care coverage from Bankers Life and Casualty Com-
pany. For a free consultation, call 778-7859.

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

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


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

CAREGIVER/COMPANION experienced with
Alzheimer's patients. Willing to help several days
a week or just when you need a break. Nine-year
Island resident. 778-7502.

PERSONAL ASSISTANT current RN license. Ap-
pointments, light meal preparation, shopping, cor-
respondence. Call 729-6891.

THE BEST MASSAGE by far. Ask my references.
now accepting new clients. Call today for an ap-
pointment. Nadia's Eurosage: 795-0887.
MA#0017550.


MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, patio gar-
dens, trimming, clean-up, edgings, more. Hard-
working and responsible. Excellent references.
Edward 778-3222.

LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.

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 service
and private lessons. Special $15 per hour- free
advice. 545-7508

ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING for great results,
wash away mildew, dirt and salt. Thorough, rea-
sonable and reliable. Free estimates, licensed and
insured. 778-0944.

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


LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available
evening, weekend. For any computer needs, hard-
ware, 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.

CAR SERVICE! Competitive rates. None extra for
early/late pickups. Tampa $75. Free local quotes.
24/7 Saylor Sedan 685-3233.

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 biweekly.
Experienced, reliable. Call for a free estimate and ask
for Marieta, 722-4866, or Silvia, 723-3874.

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 appointment) 779-2520.

RESIDENTIAL CLEANING weekly or bi-weekly.
Permanent openings. Island references, 10-years
experience. Call 792-3772.

IRONING DONE Shirts to sheets. Satisfied cus-
tomers and excellent references. Pick-up and de-
livery. Call Pressed for Time, 778-4192.

DELPONTES' CLEANING SERVICE now has
weekly and bi-weekly schedules available. Call today
for your free estimate. 792-7613 or 518-3406.

CLEANINGS-R-JOB: Bonded, insured, professional
and experienced. 35-year resident will clean weekly,
bi-weekly, monthly. No job too big! 779-9633.


ASAP DIVORCE INC: Starting at $195. Adoptions,
name changes, deeds, wills, living trusts, incorpo-
rations. Modification of child support, alimony, cus-
tody, etc. 756-7005.

CLEANING: ORIGINAL husband/wife cleaning team
for general cleaning with the personal touch. Local
residents, dependable, trustworthy, references. Sat-
isfaction guaranteed. Call Ginny, 727-8329.


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.

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 Marina
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.

You can depend on The Islander's classified ads.


A Paradise Realty welcomes Cindy
Grazar to our team. Cindy has been
a resident for 30 years. She brings
17 years of licensed experience selling
both Anna Maria Island and Longboat
Key.


Give Cindy a call for all your real
estate needs. 778-4800


$329.000 INCREDIBLE HOME total,
,,jF. ted quiet H.:lmer s B a~c. h l.:c.l.:.ri 2BR
2BA. Call Marianne at 778-6066.


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fitness center, two pools, two waterfalls, spa, cabanas,
wilderness boardwalk and so much more.

1699 N. Gulf Drive Bradenton Beach
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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 Remodeling
contractors. In-house plan designs. State licensed
and insured. Many Island references. 778-2993.
Lic# CRC 035261.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. 35-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at
778-1730.
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction.
Free estimates, no overtime charges. Now certi-
fying 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 carpenter.
Call, 745-1043 or cell 962-4068.
Cut to the chase, call The Islander classified.


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ANNA MARIA ISLAND
4BR/3.5BA, 1,984 sq.ft., pool. Walk to the beach
and your deeded boat slip. $349,900.


HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX
3BR/2BA and 1 BR/1 BA furnished. Good
rental history. Walk to beaches. $299,900.


GREAT VIEWS OF TAMPA BAY
from this Key West-style, 2,800 sq.ft. home on
canal. New metal roof, stone fireplace, ceramic
tile, four-car garage, community pool. $799,900.

RtM, K Gulfstream Realty
3007 Manatee Ave. W. Bradenton
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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.

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.


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EXCLUSIVE EMERALD HARBOR 3BR/
2BA home on Longboat's widest canal.
Mexican tile throughout, caged pool, dock,
davits, plus an office/hobby room. Deeded
beach access close-by. $639,000. Dial the
Duncans at 778-1589, eves.

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* 1/1 Steps to beach
* 2/1 Pool and steps
to beach
* 1/1 Steps to beach
* 1/1 Pool and steps to
beach
* 2/2 On beach
* 3/2 Steps to beach
* 2/2 Pool, on beach
* 2/2 Bay, pool, steps
to beach
* 2/1 On beach
* 2/2 Pool


* 2/1.5 Lake, steps
to beach
* 2/2 On golf course
* 2/2 Steps to beach
* 2/1 Dock
* 3/2 Steps to beach
* 2/2 On canal
* 3/2 Canal
* 2/2 Pool, steps to
beach
* 2/1 Steps to beach
* 1/1 Pool
* 3/2 Pool, steps to beach


Call Michel Cerene, Realtor, 941-778-0770.


REALTORS


5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK
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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.

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.

BAY AREA KITCHEN and Bath Design Center.
Reface or replace cabinets. From laminate to
granite countertops. We do both. Free esti-
mates. 752-7014.
JACKSON HOLMES Painting. Interior/exterior,
waterproofing, pressure washing. No job too big or
small. Free estimates, insured. Phone 795-2771 or
224-1560 cell.






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REAL ESTATE, LLC
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX
2BR/2BA each side. Mint condition, short walk to
beach. Excellent rental. New kitchen, new roof,
beautiful landscaping, deck. $264,900.
KEY ROYALE POOL HOME
4BR/3BA Key Royale "500" block, split-plan,
canalfront, 4,000 lb. boat lift, caged pool, family
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.
ISLAND FAMILY HOME
3BR/2BA, plus den. Holmes Beach, split-plan, ce-
ramic tile, skylights, French doors, fireplace, corner
lot, deck, workshop. 6 doors to beach. $389,900.
SUNBOW BAY CONDO
Spacious I BR/1 BA. Bayfront Complex. Ceramic
tile, elevator, garage, heated pool, tennis, small pet,
partial bay view, close to everything. $179,900.
DUPLEX + WATERVIEW + INCOME
2BR/2BA each side. Updated, French doors, new
carpet, tile, remodeled kitchens and baths, I block to
beach. East side has bay view. Warranty. $339,900.
ISLAND VILLAGE
3BR/2BA, professionally decorated condo. Fur-
nished, heated pool, small pets, tennis, across
from beach, close to everything. $294,000.

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

779-0202 (800) 732-6434
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Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 www.suncoastinc.com


HOUSEBOAT
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ANNUAL RENTALS, several to choose from. Big
ones, small ones, and one just right for you. Mike
Norman Realty, 778-6696.

BAYFRONT COTTAGES with docks available.
Turnkey, beautiful views, breezy, quiet area. No
pets, nonsmoking. Priced from $800/month, $400/
week, $85/night. 941-794-5980. 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. Pan-
oramic 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, microwave.
$350-$450/week, plus tax. 778-1098
CONDO 2BR FURNISHED, beachfront, heated
pool, fishing dock, seasonal, three-month minimum.
Age 55 and older. (813) 247-3178 or week ends
(813) 927-1632.

VACATION RENTAL 2BR/1 BA, $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/1 BA, 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.


GREAT 1930's "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 condi-
tioning, washer/dryer, dishwasher. Pet considered.
$975/month, annual rental. 778-1144 or 737-1121.

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 utilities. (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.
VACATION RENTAL Charming 1 BR/1 BA, fully fur-
nished, across from beach. Call 778-8211.
ANNA MARIA 3BR/1.5BA, fully furnished garage,
washer/dryer, short walk to beach. Available Novem-
ber through April (minimum three months). $2,000/
month, no pets, nonsmoking. (813) 689-1880.
BAYFRONT TRIPLEX annual. Large 2BR/1BA
$1,000/month, and large 1BR/1BA $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.
FOR RENT 2BR/1BA, great neighborhood and lo-
cation. Close to beach, bay and shopping. $800/
month, available July. Call 778-5482.


ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH. Deep-water canalfront
house with dock. 3BR/2BA, eat-in kitchen and ga-
rage. Large lot. Walk to beach. $1,500/month, plus
security deposit. 792-6029 or 545-6118.

GULFFRONT MARTINIQUE Anna Maria condo.
2BR/2BA. screened lanai, Gulfview, heated pool,
tennis, garage. Three months, December-April.
(423) 884-2598.
HOLMES BEACH unfurnished, 2BR/2BA, screened
lanai, garage, boat dock. $925/month, water and
waste included. 8006 Marina Drive, 776-1789.
FOR RENT 2BR/1BA, great neighborhood and lo-
cation. Close to beach, bay and shopping. $800/
month, available July. Call 778-5482.
CHARMING 1BR/1BA with new tile, kitchen,
washer/dryer, French doors open to private court-
yard. $695/month, plus utilities and deposit. Call
302-0779.
WATERVIEW HOLMES BEACH. 2BR/2BA fully
furnished and all amenities. Washer/dryer, Jacuzzi,
$1,600/month. Five-month lease, but shorter peri-
ods negotiable. November-April, 778-4750.
SUMMER, FALL, WINTER rentals available
weekly, monthly, seasonal. Wedebrock Real Estate
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.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED or furnished. Anna
Maria City, ground-level 2BR, $700/month, plus
utilities. First, last, security. 778-5439.



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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 Estate, 778-0807.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA, beautifully renovated. Spa-
cious, one block to beach. $900/month. Gulf-Bay
Realty, 778-7244.
VACATION/SEASONAL MARTINIQUE condos;
212 Palm 3BR/2BA/pool. T. Dolly Young Real Es-
tate, 778-0807.
STEPS TO BEACH furnished 2BR/1BA, quiet
area. View of bay. Annual, $600/month, plus utili-
ties. Seasonal 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 ONLY 2BR/1BA, directly on Gulf in
Bradenton Beach. $1,050/month, assurity/security
required with contract. 792-2779.
ANNA MARIA BEACH cottage. Fully furnished, air
conditioned. $75/night, minimum three nights, or
$450/week. Contact Jim Wilson, 778-2845.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL 2BR/1.5BA elevated
duplex. Covered parking, storage, washer/dryer
hook-up, close to beach. $800/month. 778-4498.
CONDO: 1BR/1BA unfurnished annual. Recently
remodeled. Tile throughout. Big pool. Very nice!
One block to beach. 778-1915.
ANNUAL BRADENTON BEACH 1BR/1BA, fur-
nished, lush tropical landscape. Steps to beach.
$700/month. Also, fully furnished studio apartment,
$600/month. 962-3262 or 779-0121.
HALF BLOCK to the beach. 3BR/2BA, plus den
and oarage on quiet street west of Gulf Drive. Six
months or annual, $1,500/month. Available Au-
gust. 778-8470.
SUMMER VACATION SPECIAL 2BR/1 BA, one-car
garage. Turnkey home with lanai, washer/dryer.
$1,ooo/month, includes utilities. Close to beaches
and shopping. Sleeps six. (941) 720-8621.
ANNUAL RENTALS 2BR/2BA Anna Maria,
$750/month; 2BR/1 BA home, Anna Maria, $900/
month; 2BR/1 BA remodeled apartment, 200 feet to
beach, $875/month. Call Fran Maxon Real Estate,
778-2307.
CUTE 1 BR/1 BA, steps to beach, sleeps five. Avail-
able 2003 season, $1,950/month. Whole summer
just $2,950. 778-1144 or 737-1121.


ENCHANTED GINGERBREAD HOUSE bed-and-
breakfast decor. Adorable 2BR/1 BA, covered gar-
den patio, washer/dryer. Historic village of
Bradenton Beach. Two blocks to beach/bay/pier.
$650/week, $1,250/month. 779-2393.
ANNUAL OR SHORT-term Anna Maria, nicely fur-
nished, 2BR/1 BA, central air conditioning, washer/
dryer, television, VCR, gas grill on patio, private
front/back entrance with garage. One block to
beach, move-in condition. $850/month, plus utili-
ties. No pets, nonsmoking. Call 778-7754.

FURNISHED CONDO rentals for immediate occu-
pancy: Townhouses in the Cay bay beach, pool,
boating, fishing, $650/week, $950/month; Perico
Bay Club villa, 2BR/2BA with garage, $1,200/
month, flexible lease. Real Estate Mart, 756-1090.



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 visibil-
ity. $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 1BR/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. Excellent
rental market. Asking $229,000, appraised at
$241,000. Call Rick at 778-1102 or 727-5873.


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REL SATECotiue RAL SATECotiueiHW ODVRTS


ISLAND DREAM ...
Modern raised home with elevator. One block
back from beach. See the Gulf from your lanai.
$299,900. Real Estate Mart. 756-1090.

MOBILE HOME for sale. 55+ park, no pets. Walk
to beach. On the Intracoastal. $11,000. Call
(419) 385-7981 for further information.

SPACIOUS TOWNHOUSE 2BR/2BA, steps to
Palma Sola Bay. Community boat docks, heated
pool, turnkey furnished. $154,900. Real Estate
Mart, 756-1090.

PRIME COMMERCIAL 900-square-foot store-
front for lease. Great business location in Holmes
Beach. $850/month. 778-4451.

TOWNHOUSE 2BR/1.5BA, Palma Sola beach,
boat docks, heated pool. $117,900. Realtor/
owner, 756-1090.

OPEN SUNDAY JUNE 16, 1-3pm, 331 108th St.
W., Bradenton. Island living at land-side prices.
Perico Island condo, 2BR/2BA, first floor, cov-
ered parking, near beached. $159,000. Call Jeff
Prater, Century 21, 798-3302.


519 SOUTH DR., Anna Maria (off South Bay
Blvd.) We are nearing completion on this totally
remodeled, ground-level 3BR/2BA. On deep-wa-
ter canal with view of Bimini Bay and direct bay
access (no bridges). Spectacular "new" home.
Won't last long at this price! $575,000. Brokers
protected. 778-2993.



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Stop by or mail to 5404 Marina Drive., Holmes
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tion: 778-7978.

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HOUSING
OPPORTUNITY
SAll real estate advertising herein is
subject to the Fair Housing Act,
which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limita-
tion or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex,
handicap, familial status or national origin, or intention to
make any such preference, limitation or discrimination." Fa-
milial status includes children under age of 18 living with
parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people
securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will
not knowing accept any advertising for real estate which is
in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that
all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on
an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination
call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777, for the hearing im-
paired (TDD) 1-800-543-8294..


LOCATION, STYLE and QUALITY
A short walk to beaches,
restaurants, city pier, post
,office and Community
Center activities from this
i S -custom 3BR/2.5BA water-
S I ', front home located on a very
protected waterway with
no-bridge access to the bay.
Home 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


\ Single-family homes from
Sthe $180s, including homesites.

WIsland lifestyle with

W ATCH off-Island convenience!


Just a five-minute
ride to the beach!

OPEN DAILY 12-5 PM
Directions: Cortez Road to
86th St. W., turn south on
86th St. W. Entrance to Hcron'S
Watch is 1/2 mile on the right.


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For information call 778-7127


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Frank Davis
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Melinda Bordes
Realtor


Bob Fittro
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Richard Freeman
Realtor


Alan Galletto
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621 Concord Lane ........... $499,000

505 67th St. .................... $468,900

616 Emerald Lane .......NEW $569,000

525 67th St................... $499,500

684 Key Royale Drive ..... $695,000

632 Key Royale Drive ..... $527,000

509 68th Street ............ $439,000

722 Key Royale Dr........ $625,000

ISLAND HOMES,
CONDOS & LOTS

Sun Plaza West #201 ...... $425,000

509 S. Bay Blvd ........... $659,000

1103 Gulf Dr. South......... $535,000

Bradenton Beach Club from$500,000

409 Spring Ave lot .......... $249,500

Sunbow Bay #204........... $259,000

The Terrace #1, 3-6 .. from $289,900

Beachwalk Townhomes New Project from... $434,900

409 Bay Palms Drive....... $349,500

113 75th St................... $649,000

214 83rd Street............ $329,000

5619 Gulf Drive .............. $349,000

710 North Shore lot ........ $299,000

2904 Gulf Drive lot ....... $175,000

DUPLEXES

1703 Gulf Dr. N............. $495,000

405 N. Bay Blvd............ $629,000

MAINLAND

2704 67th St......... NEW $169,900

116 22nd St. W. ............. $249,000

3948 Mariners Way......... $439,900

2418 90th St. NW........ $2,995,000

1189 Edgewater Cr. .......... $247,500

1323 Perico Pt. Cir........... $245,000

Two waterfront acres ....... $1,300,000

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PROPERTIES

1703 Gulf Dr. N............. $495,000


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LETTER ADDENDA
By Frank Longo / Edited by Will Shortz


Across
1 What melting ice leaves
8 Roadie's ride
15 Reverse sides
20 Foreign objects
21 Least certain
22 Bay window
23 P
26 Really need to bathe
27 Modus operandi
28 who?"
29 Bold
30 Brahmans, e.g.
32 Author Zola
34 Softhead
37 Add a letter to
23-Across to get ...
44 Kind of mutual fund
45 sandwich
46 Seat holders
47 Infirmity-free
S. 48 Not a bad golf score,
informally
50 Cutting-room staff?:
5 Abbr.
52 Coach
'. 53 Add a letter to 37-Across
.. to get ...
60 Present times?
61 Earthy hue
62 Add
63 Inflamed
' 64 Camp-out treat
65 Nobelist for whom a
physics unit is named
iJ ,66 cit.
69 Country musician's
..",- ....... acoustic guitar
70 First name in cosmetics
.'.,-" -'-. 71 Hollywood's Winger
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to get


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Draft inits.
Strips
Really need to bathe
Driller on base: Abbr.
Concealed
Don't stop
Add a letter to 73-
Across to get ...
Sun or moon
Comic strip Viking
Pen pas?
Jim Croce's "I Got


99 Sticky stuff
102 Encouraging word
103 Offspring
108 Add a letter to 90-
Across to get ...
113 What some humor
lacks
114 Miami Sound
Machine frontwoman
115 Catchphrase
116 Early calendar
developers
117 Fred Flintstone's
boss
118 Like tea bags,
traditionally

Down
1 Becomes the other
half of?
2 It's taken when
leaving
3 Lifesaver shapes
4 W.W. II gun
5 Dentist's tool
6 When D.S.T. ends
7 Japanese prize in the
1894-95 Sino-
Japanese war
8 Wee one
9 O'er and o'er




TUMPED? Ans
1-9(


10 Some blinking lights,
for short
11 It may precede old age
12 Actor/comedian
Richard
13 Made in
14 Gloomy
15 8-Down's footwear
16 Kennel racket
17 Sparta, for one
18 Kenan's pal on
Nickelodeon
19 Slippery
24 Welcome sight to the
parched
25 Is moodily silent
30 Space
31 Pilothouse abbr.
33 When George W. Bush
was sworn in
35 Mix
36 Jury member
37 See eye to eye
38 Enthusiastic corrida cry
39 Fixed firmly
40 Gets concrete results?
41 Production studio
device
42 Creole vegetable
43 Gangster
44 Too inquisitive
49 Some parallelograms
51 Pinellas Peninsula city,
briefly
52 Haulage unit
54 Nut for a nut weevil
55 Purposely loses
56 Frequent garden visitor
57 Relatively reliable
58 Show up for
59 Variety's beat, with
"the"
64 Kind of flour or ink
65 Barkley served with
him: Abbr.


66 Like some riverbanks
67 San Luis__, Calif.
68 El Greco, by birth
69 Nixon served with him:
Abbr.
70 Krupp's headquarters
71 Sole source
72 KindofV.P.
73 Make cloudy
74 Site of some overseas
security
75 Big engineering project
76 Inits. for an armchair
quarterback?


77 Karaoke equipment
78 Hence
82 Well-known whale
83 "Break a leg!"
84 Onetime jet insignia
86 Knock over, so to
speak
87 Bicolor
88 Deprive of heat?
91 Synthetic fuel
sources
92 Cants
93 Secret meeting
places


Part of N.B.
Scott Turow book
Easy as falling log
-"Splendor in the Grass"
Oscar winner
Successful pitch
Indiscretion
_ Reader (magazine)
Regarded
Bill spitter-outer
Call from a pen
Medit. land
Unfaithful one
Pack it in, so to speak


wers to this week's puzzle will appear in next week's newspaper. You can get answers to any three clues by touch-tone phone:
)0-285-5656. Reference puzzle number shown. There is a charge of $1.20 per minute for the call. Answomr for puzzle # 0602.


PERICO BAY CLUB Ir,.:r ,t-. lull t.'i, '. in
this second floor 2BR/2BA "Sandpiper" model.
Turnkey furnished. Breakfast bar, tile floor, car-
port, cathedral ceilings. Very private. $179,900.
Susan Hollywood, 778-2261. MLS#83547.












ISLAND VILLAGE Attic fans in every room. New
dishwasher in 1993, new self cleaning oven
1996, domed ceiling in kitchen and tile floors and
new Maytag washer/dryer. $279,000.
MLS#83376. Rose Schnoerr, 778-2261.


PALMA SOLA PARK Over 3,000 sq.ft. 3BR/
2BA, well designed and built family home with
extended 2BR/1BA family quarters with private
entrance. All new appliances. $289,000.
MLS#83034. Jan Schmidt, 778-2261.


TIDY ISLAND ULn.:.D lru.:l,.J 1.-e.:t L ,tr.rti r.,:.me ILEXHURST Er,.:., Guil -unr,~. .., Ir,:, r, I e,
with two-car garage. Elevator to all floors, possible West-style home. 2BR/2BA upstairs and 2BR/
3BR in family room with closets. Glass enclosed 1 BA downstairs. This home needs at little TLC
lanai serves as studio or den. $314,000. and has lots of potential! $349,900. MLS#83713.
MLS#83700. Rose Schnoerr, 778-2261. Chard Winheim, 778-2261.


INCREDIBLE VIEW of Palma Sola Bay! Lovely
2BR/2BA, ground-floor unit. Totally turnkey fur-
nished. Eat-in kitchen, one-car garage with ex-
tra storage. $242,000. MLS#82683. Susan
Hollywood, 778-2261.












COUNTRY COMFORT, city convenience. Two
blocks from U.S. 301 and Whitfield Ave., this spa-
cious home sits on an acre of lawn and woods, bor-
dered by pasture. Loads of privacy. $199,900.
MLS#83416. Doug Newcomer, 778-2261.


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KEY ROYALE We have the perfect "Island in
the sun" home for you! Neighborhood by
$1,000,000 gems, you may own unique
islandscape with bay views. $649,000.
MLS#76295. Jim and Barb Vitale, 778-2261.


SUNBOW BAY with excellent water views of la-
goon and Intracoastal Waterway. 2BR/2BA, eat-
in kitchen, lots of storage. Two blocks to finest
Holmes Beach sandy beaches. $254,900.
MLS#82700. Rose Schnoerr, 778-2261.


Patricia Lynch
Honduras





Wait Schnoerr
Oho & Repubhc of Panama


Pamela Hayhurst
Orlando, FL





Kitty Frost
Monroe, NY





Jan A, Schmidt
Kansas City, MO





Noreen Roberts
Cleveland, OH


Tom Frost
Monroe, NY





Doug Newcomer
S. Missouri





Susan Hollywood
Providence, Rl


Watertown, NY





Piroska Kallay
Budapest. Hungary





Laura McGeary
Buffalo, NY





Scott Dunlap
Boston, Mass.


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