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


Anna Maria



The Islander M
Tourney results, page 8.


"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"


Volume 10, no. 32, June 19, 2002 FREE


Island real estate sales booming after 9.11


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Safe to say that for the first two months after the
events of Sept. 11, Island real estate sales were as
scarce as a snowstorm in Florida.
But all that has changed, according to several vet-
eran Island real estate agents. In fact, the good news is
that inquiries and sales are booming and show no signs
of a summer letdown.
Doug Dowling of Doug Dowling Real Estate in
Anna Maria said he and Betsy Hills thought "the party
was over a month ago," after a solid winter season.
"I though we'd be back to normal, but now we


have a 'feeding frenzy' for houses."
A good week of sales on the Island during summer
used to number about seven, he said. "Now, it never
seems to stop."
There are a lot of factors for the continued demand
for Island real estate, Dowling said, but it's not "black
and white."
One reason, Dowling believes, is that as Florida
barrier islands go, Anna Maria Island real estate is still
decently priced, compared to locations such as
Longboat Key and Sanibel Island.
Another factor is the Internet. Northern clients can
access a Web site, look at pictures of the property and


Up, up and away at Bradenton Beach Bridgewaik celebration
The homing pigeons performed on cuite at the grand opening celebration ojf Bridgewalk
in Bradenton Beach last week. Ralph Serpi of Sarasota brought 10 "messenger"
pigeons to release at the event, heralding the official opening of the resort. In the
foreground with Serpi, left, (and inset) is Joselin, 5, daughter of Ooh La La! chef/owner
Damon Presswood. Serpi aided Joselin in releasing the first pigeon, seconds before lihe
and his helper released the "flock. Islander Photos: Courtesy Jack Elka


description, check comparable sales, and make an of-
fer without ever visiting the Island.
"They see a property they want and they buy," said
Dowling, citing one Alaska businessman who bought
on Anna Maria while still 5,000 miles away.
"Some buyers are coming in and paying list price
without even bargaining. People just want Anna Maria
Island living. They're not even asking if the house is
worth it."
There also seems to be some "profit taking" by
Island residents.
PLEASE SEE REAL ESTATE, PAGE 3



Parks board


asks: gazebo


or skate park
By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach Parks and Beautification Commit-
tee discussed plans to move forward with the long-awaited
gazebo near city hall now that the city has received a
$97,000 grant for construction and maintenance.
Superintendent of Public Works Joe Duennes said
that the architectural firm of Eatman and Smith has been
contacted to draft a final drawing that can be put out to bid.
The grant money allows for construction and land-
scaping and includes funds for an attached bathroom.
Committee members, however, expressed con-
cerns over the proposed location of the gazebo, which
is along Marina Drive near the present location of the
Privateer's boat/float.
The committee would like to see the placement of
the gazebo switched with the proposed location of the
potential micro-skate park.
The suggested location for the skate park is adja-
PLEASE SEE GAZEBO, NEXT PAGE


Hawksbill turtle brightens grim storm aftermath


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
After the discouragement of a weekend storm that
destroyed two nests and still threatens others, an excit-
ing visitor brightened turtle protectors' days this week.
The exotic caller was a hawksbill turtle, rare any-
where and never before seen on an Anna Maria Island
beach, to the knowledge of the chief marine turtle ad-
vocate.
Its track was spotted Monday on Coquina Beach,
identifiable by its comparatively tiny size and the evi-
dence of its tail poking in the sand to make "a kind of
hip action," said Suzi Fox.
It has a bill like a hawk and a valuable shell from
which tortoiseshell is obtained, said Fox, who holds the
state sea turtle preservation permit for the Island.
The rare. "very endangered" turtle didn't tarry on the
Island long enough to make a nest but was classified as a
"false crawl," the tracks left by turtles that come ashore to
nest but leave without completing the mission.


Word of the hawksbill spread fast among the vol-
unteers of Turtle Watch, which Fox heads. They wel-
comed the good news, for the weekend storm's news
was bad.
Strong west winds piled an already high tide much
higher, to wash far up on the beach and maul nests on
the north and south ends of the Island. It washed the
PLEASE SEE TURTLE, NEXT PAGE

Turtle event of week, year, ages
The first ever evidence of an endangered hawksbill
turtle nesting on Anna Maria Island beaches was
discovered on on south Coquina Beach. Turtle Watch
volunteer Lee Zerkel is seeking to verify the nesting
effort of a loggerhead, which came in to nest as the
hawksbill came in behind it. The loggerhead turned out
to be a "false crawl, and as it returned to the water it
evidentlyv walked by the hawksbill, which also was a
false crawl. Islander Photo: Courtesy Suzi Fox





PAGE 2 0 JUNE 19, 2002 0 THE ISLANDER
Meetings


Anna Maria City
June 24, 7:30 p.m., planning and zoning board meet-
ing TENTATIVE.
June 25, 7 p.m., city commission work session. Agenda:
public comment, setting of dates for budget workshops,
citizen of year nominations, wedding ceremony permit
application, visioning proposal discussion, code enforce-
ment board review of codes, criteria for selection of new
code enforcement board members, Environmental En-
hancement and Education Committee roles and duties,
and discussion of "The Record" on a website.
June 26, 6:30 p.m., Environmental Enhancement and
Education Committee meeting.
June 27, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
June 20, 7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda:
public comment, 90-day probation period waiver for
new public works director, city pier electrical estimate
discussion, turtle protection ordinance on city lighting
discussion, street sweeping contract renewal proposal,
election service agreement discussion, visioning pre-
sentation, consent agenda and commission reports.
June 25, 11 a.m., parking-traffic subcommittee meet-
ing of the scenic highway committee.
June 25, 1 p.m., scenic highway committee meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
June 25, 7 p.m., city commission meeting with work
session to immediately follow.
June 27, 10 a.m., code enforcement board meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Of Interest
June 19, 3 p.m., Barrier Island Elected Officials Forum,
Holmes Beach City Hall.
June 20, 6 p.m., West Manatee Fire & Rescue District
Commission meeting, 6001 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.


Gazebo funds approved
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1


cent to city hall approximately 100 feet east of the origi-
nal location proposed for the gazebo, where a fenced
in pile of dirt currently occupies some space.
Committee members believe the gazebo would be
better placed away from street traffic and closer to
Birdie Tebbetts Field.
Committee members agree that the skate park
shouldn't be located on Holmes Beach city property. They
would rather see Manatee County take responsibility for
the skate park and build it on county beach property.
Jim Gloth, committee chairman, said that the commit-
tee should be focused on providing the city with the ele-
ments outlined in its comprehensive plan, such as a bas-
ketball court and soccer field.
Committee members came to a consensus that a
recommendation should be made to the city commis-
sion that the skate park be moved to county property
and the city hall park space be utilized for the gazebo,
a basketball court and soccer field.
Committee liaison and City Commissioner Roger
Lutz agreed to take the group's recommendation to the
commission at its next scheduled meeting.

Hawksbill turtle comes ashore
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
eggs from two nests out to sea, and imperiled half a


dozen others that volunteers are still watching carefully
and ready to move them if necessary.
Some are near the edge of a four-foot escarpment
formed on the beach by the wind-driven waves, Fox
said. One nest was laid only a week or so ago, and Fox
said moving an egg in its first trimester is likely to
drown the fetus in the juices of the egg.
Any escarpment 18 inches high and 100 feet long
is considered quite bad for turtles, which have to climb
it to nest a safe distance from water. This one, she
pointed out, is four feet high and stretches from mid-
Holmes Beach to Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach.
Manatee County equipment eventually will scrape
it down to manageable size and angles, but not this
week. Charlie Hunsicker, county ecosystems manager,
is out of town for the week and his orders are necessary
for beach work, Fox said.
Another frustration brought by the storm was its dis-
traction of Fox from checking into lights visible to turtles
- mother turtles don't like lights so they are discouraged
from nesting, while they and their offspring instinctively
scuttle toward the sparkle of the Gulfs waters and brighter
lights upland distract them to their death.
Fox vows to be back next week with a list of of-
fenders, which she expects to be shorter than the one
last week. Several people have called to advise her they
are mending their ways with turtle-friendly lights.
Still, Turtle Watch volunteers have charted 44
nests so far and 39 false crawls. That compares with 50
nests and about that many false crawls last year.


Once upon a 'turtle time'
Eight years ago, while vacationing at Layby Resort in Holmes
Beach, Walter and Barbara Poff of Roanoke, Va., saw little
hatchlings emerge from a nest near the resort on the beach.
Walter always wanted to come back for nesting season, but just
before last May's planned return, Walter passed away. Barbara
returned, however, with family members, and found Turtle
Watch's Suzi Fox from the adopt-a-nest promotion in The
Islander. They also found a new nest near the original, at the
end of Maple. Delighted with the vacation and the nesting
activity, Barbara proudly adopted the nest, a batch of hatchlings
and purchased a "bucketful" of T-shirts. Pictured here with
their nest, the Hallfamily of Virginia Beach, Larry and daughter
Ann Hall, Fox, mom Ann (Barbara's daughter) and son Zachary
Hall, and Poff Islander Photo: Bonner Joy


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STHE ISLANDER 0 JUNE 19, 2002 M PAGE 3


Visioning workshop presentation Thursday


By Paul Roat
Bradenton Beach residents have created a vision
of the city to guide it through the next 30 years.
Now, it's up to the city commission to make that
vision a reality.
About 60 people participated in three work ses-
sions, facilitated by planners with the Tampa Bay
Regional Planning Council. The results of those
meetings will be presented to the city commission at
7 p.m. Thursday, June 20.
An overall statement outlining the vision of the
city was approved at the third and final workshop
June 11. That statement is:
"Bradenton Beach is a friendly, small island
community where both permanent and seasonal resi-
dents display civic pride and encourage balanced
growth while retaining its old Florida charm. We
have respect for our beach and environment, are re-
garded for our lush landscaping and recreation op-
portunities, and mobility can be achieved with simi-
lar ease via car, trolley, bicycle or foot."
To ensure the goals outlined in the vision state-
ment are reached, several steps were endorsed by
workshop participants.
Changing the form of government in Bradenton
Beach. The city currently has four commissioners


who live in each of the four districts in the city but
are voted into office by all electors, with a mayor
also elected by all voters. The mayor has an equal
vote on the commission. Proposed is maintaining the
commission makeup but adding a city manager to
oversee the day-to-day operation of the city. The city
manager would not have a vote on the commission.
Establishing a seven-member architectural and
community character review board to review build-
ing and landscaping plans for all construction. As
suggested by TBRPC's Avere Wynne, the new con-
struction within the city would be subject to an
elaborate scoring system that would address every-
thing from driveways and fences to building mate-
rials and roof styles. If the construction did not meet
basic criteria, the project would go before the review
board, then any other advisory boards applicable and
finally the city commission.
Adding five traffic calming devices on Gulf
Drive. Similar in design to the roundabout at Gulf
Drive and Bridge Street, but smaller in scale, the
mini-traffic circles would have pedestrian cross-
walks to allow passage across busy Gulf Drive by
people walking or bicycling. The proposed cross-
walks would be landscaped and have flashing on-
demand lights activated by pedestrians. The traffic


calming devices would be at Gulf Drive and 26th
Street, 17th Street, Second Street North, Fifth Street
South and 12th Street South.
There was also discussion of the need for some
form of central meeting place in Bradenton Beach,
perhaps an open-air pavilion where upwards of 150
people could gather for community events. The area
north of Leffis Key on the bayfront was suggested
as a possible location for such a center.
More than 40 suggestions were made to enhance
or outright change the way the city operates. Many
of the suggestions were basic: encourage revitaliza-
tion of existing structures, review the city's sign
ordinance, and increase the number of sidewalks
and bike paths.
Other suggestions were more sweeping in
scope: creation of a citizen's guide to government
with a mandatory course on the guide for newly
elected officials and appointed board members, and
creation of a mainland-Longboat Key bridge to help
alleviate traffic through the city.
Some of the proposals could be adopted by the
city commission through ordinances. Other sugges-
tions, such as the change to a city manager form of
government, would require changes to the city char-
ter and approval by the voters.


Real estate overcomes 9-11
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

With an average increase of 20 to 30 percent annu-
ally in the value of an Island home the past five years,
depending upon location, it's easy to see why some
Islanders are selling out and moving east.
Dowling said he knows of several people who
recently sold their Island home, moved out east and
paid cash for a house and had money left over in the
bank.
One particular waterfront home bought two
years ago for $400,000 is now listed at $950,000.
And the seller rejected an offer in the mid-$600,000
range.
Realtor Dave Moynihan, the top selling agent at
Wagner Realty on Anna Maria Island for June, was
a bit more cautious in his assessment of the current
real estate market, but there's definitely not any
"doom and gloom" among his colleagues about sales
and inquiries.
What there is, however, is a lack of properties
for sale.
"There's still a high demand for homes on the Is-
land, but right now there's a low inventory. So prices
are up," he said. "It's a sellers market."
Currently, there are only 84 homes listed for sale
on the Island and 52 condominiums. Eight vacant
lots are also included in the Manatee County Board
of Realtors multiple 'listing service.
The lack of houses for sale, however, hasn't
stopped inquiries.
Moynihan said he has a number of people up
north who want him to call immediately when the
particular type house they want at the right price
comes on the market. "Some people have been wait-
ing months and I haven't called because it's not
available yet."
He agreed with Dowling that some Island resi-
dents are now taking their profits and moving inland.
"They spend two years on the Island, sell their
house, then downgrade into another home back on
the mainland and put the difference in the bank."
And a lot of the demand for an Island property
is from people up north looking for a second home,
or investors looking to cash in on the real estate
boom.
Before 9-11, many real estate investors looked in
the Caribbean or Europe. Now "everything is do-
mestic," said Moynihan.
"They're looking to find a safe harbor and it's
real estate, particularly Florida real estate on or near
the water."
All in all, the Island real estate market should be
solid this summer.
"I think we'll have a steady stream of people
looking," Moynihan predicted.
One example of how quickly Island real estate


Going up
Property values on Anna Maria Island continue to climb. The Roser Cottage on Pine Avenue in Anna Maria
was recently listed by Green Realty for $485,000. In 1998 it sold for $167,500. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin


values are climbing is the Roser Cottage on Pine Av-
enue in Anna Maria.
Ken Jackson of Green Real Estate in Anna Maria
listed Roser Cottage last week at $485,000. Just four
years ago, in 1998, it sold for $167,500.
"But that's still a bargain compared with other
barrier islands," said Green. Properties priced at
around $500,000 on the Island would be selling for
more than $1 million on Sanibel orCaptiva, he said.
"In fact, anything under $300,000 on the Island is
a real bargain. And I don't see demand slowing down
any time soon. It's simple supply and demand." There
are not enough Island properties on the market to meet
the demand. It's a sellers market, he said.

Real estate worries?
While a steady stream of real estate inquiries and
sales this summer on Anna Maria Island may be
good news for Island real estate agents, it's some-
what bad news for Island cities and governments.
Islanders are selling out to investors and winter
visitors who don't qualify as fulltime residents, Is-
land elected officials have said.
According to the official U.S. Census,
Bradenton Beach lost 10 percent of its population


between 1990 and 2000, while Manatee County in-
creased by 25 percent.
Since 2000, Holmes Beach has lost 9.4 percent
of its registered voters while Bradenton Beach
dropped nearly 11 percent. Anna Maria lost 5.6 per-
cent of its registered voters during the same period.
And that worries Island city mayors, who count
on population figures for a number of state and fed-
eral funding projects. Any population decline could
mean less money in a grant or aid program.
"I am very concerned that Bradenton Beach is
turning into nothing more than a rental community,"
said Mayor John Chappie recently. "A beach com-
munity for visitors."
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore said the
time is now for Island cities to start thinking of their
cities as residential communities for permanent resi-
dents, not a cash cow for some mainland investor
who never sets foot on the Island.
But with affordable barrier island homes, no
high-rise condos or hotels and no fast food chain res-
taurants, an excellent grade school and a quiet
lifestyle, Anna Maria Island is likely to continue to
be a favorite location for northern investors and win-
ter vacationers to buy property.






PAGE 4 E JUNE 19, 2002 M THE ISLANDER

Holmes Beach drafts animal

ordinance
Holmes Beach city commissioners will vote on
two amendments to the city's current animal ordi-
nances at its next regular meeting.
If passed, the first ordinance will authorize the
city's code enforcement officer to take problems
caused by aggressive animals before the code enforce-
ment board.
A second ordinance imposes a requirement for the
owners of aggressive animals to post a sign on their
property warning the public.
The ordinance also amends the current definition
of an aggressive animal. According to Florida state
statutes, which were originally adopted by the city, the
definition determines a dangerous animal to be one that
has injured or killed while off the owner's property
more than once.
The new definition allows an animal to be consid-


ered dangerous after one incident.
The changes follow citizens' requests for stricter
rules after a dog attack resulted in the death of another
resident's dog.

New Fitness Center

still red.tagged
The new Island Fitness Center (formerly the
Eckerd drugstore) is still under a "red tag" issued by the
Holmes Beach building department after officials found
three feet of the new building overhangs the Tidemark
Lodge and Marina property line.
The notice prevents further construction at the site
until an agreement is reached between owners of both
properties.
Efforts to resolve the issue by Island Fitness Center
owner John Belsito and Nick Easterling of Tidemark have
been ongoing the past three weeks, but no agreement has
yet been presented to the building department, Code En-


forcement Officer Walt Wunderlich said June 17.

Building official added

in Holmes Beach
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore is looking for
an additional building inspector/plans examiner for the
city.
Current assistant public works supervisor and
building inspector Bill Saunders will be gone for some
time for health reasons, Whitmore said, while at the
same time the new state laws require an increased num-
ber of inspections than was previously required.
"Just to install a window now takes four inspec-
tions," noted Whitmore.
At one time recently the city had more than 50 pend-
ing inspections, she said. The city also provides building
inspection services to Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach
when requested, and the new building inspector will be
required to assist those cities as needed.


'Top Notch' photo contest starts July 3

If you've got a great snapshot, we've got a contest K.
you could win. *'.", -
The Islander photo contest starts July 3, 2002. ..".'".... -. .
Eight weekly winning pictures will be featured on the ..J
cover of The Islander through Aug. 21 and one snap- '
shot will be a grand prize winner with prizes and gift
certificates awarded by the newspaper and local mer- .,. .- .....'.,
chants. -'-." .'- :
The deadline for the first weeks submissions is
Friday, June 28, and weekly on Friday throughout the ._.
contest.
Judging begins by a selection of pictures that may
include abstract photos, still life pictures, landscapes
and scenics, candid unposed snapshots, action, humor
and animal pictures. Nothing is overlooked, including
great kid pics, sentimental moments and moments of
personal triumph.
Send or deliver your favorites (no limits) weekly
to Photo Contest Editor, The Islander, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.
Digital contest entries should be submitted in the .
original JPEG format via e-mail to news @ islander.org
or on diskette or CD. Sorry, no retouching, enhance-
ments or computer manipulation is allowed.
Complete rules and entry forms for the contest are
published below. Please attach a photo contest label to
each photo, disk or CD you submit.
E-mail entrants must submit the label information
in the text of the e-mail, one photo attachment per e-
mail, please.
Photos without labels will be disqualified. Addi-
tional photo labels are available at the newspaper of- Ines Norman of Bradenton Beach captured this "Kodak moment" in 1996 to win The Islander's first photo contest.
fice or they may be copied.


Rules, entry forms for 2002 'Top Notch' Islander photo contest


1) The Islander Newspaper's Top Notch Photo
Contest is strictly for amateur photographers. Ama-
teur photographers are those who derive less than 5
percent of their income from photography.
2) Black-and-white and color photographs taken
after Jan. 1, 2001, are eligible. This allows for ex-
tended eligibility. Photos previously published (in
any format/media) or entered in any Islander or
other competitions are not eligible.
3) Photographs may be taken with any make of
camera. No retouching or other alteration (except
cropping) is permitted of negatives, prints or elec-
tronic photo files; no composite pictures or multiple
printing can be submitted. Digital photos may be
submitted as digital file (e-mail) or a printed photo-


graph. Slide (transparency) photos are not accepted.
4) Entrant's name, address and phone number
must be written clearly, in ink, on the contest label
and affixed to the back of each print, or listed in the
e-mail message along with the digital photo attach-
ment. Mail entries to The Islander Top Notch Photo
Contest, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL
34217. E-mail digital entries to news@islander.org.
5) Entrants by their entry agree that The Islander
may publish their pictures for local promotion. En-
trants must be able to furnish the original negative
or digital image if requested by the contest editor.
All photos submitted become the property of The
Islander. Photos will not be returned. The Islander
and contest sponsors assume no responsibility for


negatives, diskettes, CDs or photo prints.
Entrant must know the name and address of any
recognizable persons appearing in the picture and
those must be enclosed/attached with the entry.
6) Employees of The Islander and their immedi-
ate family members are not eligible to enter the con-
test.
7) Any taxes on prizes are the sole responsibil-
ity of the winners. Any cash prize won by a minor
will be awarded to a parent or guardian. Prize rights
are not transferable.
Please attach to photo and mail or deliver to The
Islander, 5404 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach FL 34217.
Please include all information with digital photo-
graphs sent by e-mail in the message text.


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THE ISLANDER M JUNE 19. 2002 M PAGE 5


Anna Maria City bench problem back


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The Anna Maria problem of trolley benches, bus
benches, ordinary benches and advertising on
benches just won't go away.
Just when a lot of people thought the issue had
been resolved just by looking the other way when the
Manatee Trolley began service, a number of city
residents, including members of the city's "beauti-
fication committee," have expressed concern to
Mayor SueLynn about the aesthetics of advertising
on the benches, and in a few instances, having two
or more benches side by side.
That prompted SueLynn to hold a public meet-
ing with Earl Nellius of Metro Bench and City Com-
missioners Linda Cramer and John Quam June 12.
What she learned is that there has been a
,"gentleman's agreement" between Metro Bench and
the city for advertising on four benches along the
trolley route, but nothing is really written down.
Those benches adjoin some of the 13 trolley stop
benches and the "double bench" view along with the
advertising has got some people concerned, includ-
ing the environmental education and enhancement
committee, said Cramer.
Only two benches have advertising, said Nellius,
and a portion of the advertising revenue goes to the
Bradenton Junior Chamber of Commerce or Lions
Club.
Metro Bench has to have some revenue to main-
tain the benches and the adjacent area, Nellius said.
At $100 per month for the ads, they lose money on
the deal, but it's a "gratis" service to the city, he
said. And they aren't looking for any more advertis-
ers.
S"We are not pursuing any more advertisers,"
said Nellius. "I hope no one ever calls me for an ad."
Anna Maria is the only city where Metro Bench
operates that doesn't have a lot of advertising on its
benches, Nellius said. The company has contracts
with cities statewide and uses advertising revenue
for maintenance and replacement of benches.


While the suggestion by Nellius that the city
could just move an offending bench located next to
a trolley bench to "anywhere along the route," it's
not that simple, said the mayor.
The city has to deal with the Manatee County
Area Transit on the bench issue, it has to deal with
Metro Bench on the bench contract, and it has to lis-
ten to the concerns of its citizens about the look,
location and advertising on the benches, SueLynn
said.
And, pointed out the mayor, there's nothing in
the contract calling for advertising on Metro's four
benches.
"It was always a gentlemen's agreement," said
Cramer.
While Nellius didn't see a problem in continu-
ing the gentlemen's agreement or moving the of-
fending benches, SueLynn said she needed some
legal advice on the Metro Bench contract and its
automatic renewal clause.
There are also other issues involved with the
benches. They must be compliant with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, said SueLynn.
The mayor said she will speak with MCAT
about the possibility of moving some of the benches,
the city attorney about the Metro Bench contract,
and place the entire issue on an upcoming city com-
mission workshop agenda.
"This was just an information-gathering session.
There's no decision or agreement," she said.
She and Cramer thanked Nellius for his coopera-
tion and compromise, particularly when MCAT be-
gan its trolley service in March and required the city
to have benches at 13 stops.
MCAT marketing manager Susan Hancock said
she would not have any 'problems if Anna Maria
moved the offending benches, as long as there is no
confusion about which bench is a trolley stop and
which is just for relaxation.
Benches are double-parked on Gulf Drive at Oak
and Magnolia Streets and there are three benches to-
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Firefighters host day at the beach
Campers from Camp Hopetake, a week-long camp
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last week. Steven Ignash, 77, of Tampa; Matthew
Lighdner, 7, of Bonita Springs; counselor/firefighter
Shawn Day, of Tampa; and Xavier Kerns, 6, of
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Pay volunteers, not consultant
The motion passed by Holmes Beach City Com-
missioners Rich Bohnenberger, Pat Geyer and Roger
Lutz to hire a consultant to review the work of the
city's charter review committee borders on the absurd.
Talk about wasting taxpayers money, let alone
wasting a massive amount of volunteer hours by the
five-member committee.
Bohnenberger was apparently unhappy with some
of the recommendations the committee presented, say-
ing they lacked public input and a cost-benefit analy-
sis. Bohnenberger said he couldn't find a single rea-
son to change the city's present form of government
from the recommendations provided.
In case Bohnenberger forgot, every meeting of the
review committee was open to the public.
SAnd guess what else he forgot? That's how a de-
mocracy works.
Since October, the committee has met at 8 a.m. most
Friday mornings at city hall. They discussed and re-dis-
cussed every recommendation. They listened to numer-
ous experts and city staff on a variety of charter topics.
They have consistently pleaded for more public input.
Every city commissioner knew when and where
the meetings took place. And the committee was never
asked to provide a cost analysis.
How many meetings did Bohnenberger, Geyer
and Lutz attend? How much input did they provide?
To our knowledge, only Commissioner Don
Maloney attended any charter review meetings.
Now, for the city to hire a consultant to repeat the
process appears to us to be a waste of taxpayer money.
It's also an insult to the volunteers on the committee,
all of whom put in long hours during their effort -
without compensation.
Hey, these are only recommendations.
It's not up to a paid consultant to decipher and
interpret them and tell us what they mean, it's up to the
city commission to do that with the help of the
voters and residents of Holmes Beach.
Why didn't the commission first hire a consultant
to do the review? Why even bother with committees
if their recommendations are to be scorned?
The commission should discuss the recommenda-
Stions and obtain public input, then decide on what
should be presented to the public for a vote.
That's why a charter review committee was created
in the first place and why the voters of Holmes Beach will
ultimately decide what should be changed in the charter.
It's the way government works in a democracy.
It's not intended to be left to consultants, but to voters.



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Too much 'junk' left on beach
Due to the high winds and high tides of the past
weekend, I patrolled the entire island on the Turtle
Watch all-terrain vehicle this past Saturday.
I was called nuinerous times by Turtle Watch vol-
unteers, who while walking along the beach found
tents, chairs, toys, and plastic that took flight during the
high winds. Volunteers in one case were ducking from
it. This stuff had been left on the beach all night. I
called the public works officials in each city and told
them of the seven I and 20-some chairs that were
flying around the beacn 1at morning. What a waste of
my tax money for the city workers to go out and col-
lect this junk on a Saturday. One camp site had an an-
chor, line and float that had untangled and was spread
across and tangled in another camp site.
Most times when I go up to the door to inquire
about whose property is left out on the beach, it's not
the owners belongings. Some of this stuff is abandon
for two weeks or more and is left laying all over the
beach a potential disaster for nesting sea turtles.
What is so hard about putting ones toys away at
night? Maybe we have too many toys. Everyone
needs to be more responsible.
I suggest a year-round law that makes EVERY-
ONE remove objects from the beach at night. Turtle
Watch volunteers need to be caring for our nests, not
peoples' trash and tent sites.
When we went to the cities we were told that
owners have the right to put and leave what they
want to in front of their house. OK. But how fair is
it when their tent flies down one mile into the next
city, as happened May 27th in front of Willow Av-
enue in Anna Maria?
My volunteers have reported that this year is the
worst.
Shame on our cities for letting it come to this.
They have volunteers picking up after people who
are spending thousands of dollars to vacation here.
I thought slavery was abolished years aIo
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Write your cities and come to the meetings and
let them know how you feel about this.
Suzi Fox, President, Anna Maria Island Turtle
Watch

IMS survives
year one
As we complete our first year at Island Middle
School, we would like to take this opportunity to ex-
press our heartfelt gratitude to the entire community
for all of the support we have received over these
past months.
We are indeed proud to be a part of this commu-
nity and sincerely hope to give back to it regularly,
particularly through the development of our stu-
dents. It is our desire that every student enrolled at
Island Middle School will achieve his/her ultimate
best academically, socially, and personally.
It is further our desire that each student here will
experience that extraordinary sense of accomplish-
ment when he/she attains that ultimate goal and, in
so doing, will share that accomplishment with the
entire community by giving back to it with a deep
sense of pride.
Our first year was filled with "surprises." All the
planning in the world could not have prepared us for
the reality of this first-year experience. However, it
has been a challenge that our students and staff have
met head-on. Consequently, we can reflect back and
state, unquestionably, that our first year truly was a
resounding success.
It would never have been so successful without
the ongoing support of local residents and businesses
contributing to our needs from donations of
equipment to the financial support of our "Walk the
Island for Island Middle School."
Our promise to you is that we will continue to do
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THE ISLANDER 0 JUNE 19, 2002 U PAGE 7


Skate park contribution OK'd in Bradenton Beach


from its requested $7,000.
In other funding to nonprofit agencies, the city
agreed on:
$1,000 for Keep Manatee Beautiful.
$1,000 to Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch.
$600 for in-kind services to Annie Silver Com-
munity Center in Bradenton Beach.
$500 to the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce.
$500 to the American Red Cross.
$500 to the Anna Maria Island Historical Society.


By Paul Roat
Bradenton Beach city commissioners have given
tentative approval to a contribution for an Islandwide
skateboard park, but at a level one-fourth what has been
requested.
During a budget workshop June 14 which focused
on funding for various agencies, commissioners set
aside $3,000 toward construction of a skateboard park
currently planned for a location near city hall in
Holmes Beach. The city was asked to donate $12,000
toward the project for the Island's youthful skaters;
commissioners had indicated at this time last year they
would be willing to consider taking $20,000 out of city
reserve accounts to fund the park.
The funding reduction resulted from a formula the
commission arrived at based on its contribution to the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, which accounts
for the number of youths and adults from Bradenton
Beach who participate in Center activities.
According to Commissioner Ross Benjamin, 500
adults take advantage of Center programs, while 89
youths are involved in activities at the Center. "It works
out to $33.71 per kid per year," he said.
"The other cities don't recognize that we are
smaller," said Commissioner Bill Arnold regarding the
proposed even split of $12,000 per city. "We can't keep
up with the Joneses. They need to do it by population.
I don't see how we can keep matching people all the
time."
"I believe it's a worthwhile project," said Mayor
John Chappie, "but I can't see us paying $12,000."
The park, estimated to cost more than $70,000,
would be funded by the three Island cities and a match-
ing grant from the Hagen Foundation, headed by Rex
Hagen, a Holmes Beach resident who has financially
contributed to youth programs on the Island for many
years.
"I see this as a win-win for Anna Maria and
Holmes Beach," said Anna Maria resident Paula
Bryant.
The skate park was not the only request discussed
by commissioners.
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Fun and games
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fixing the play area, welcomed the community, especially young kids, to the ribbon-cutting ceremony last
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Fishing Island tourney weather, weigh-in, winners


Glenn "Repeat" Gee's team took offshore honors
and Ben Gullet's team the inshore win in the ninth an-
nual Island Discount Tackle 2002 Fishing the Islands
Tournament Saturday.
More than 150 boats took place in the one-day
tournament. First prize was worth $5,000 in each divi-
sion, second place was worth $2,000, and third place
garnered $1,500.
It was the fourth win for Gee and team in the off-
shore event. He and Lynn Gee, Ray Ciemniecki, Brian
Kisluk and Scott Toedman had a catch of two wahoo,
three grouper and a big-points (125) sailfish caught by
Kisluk that took the group over the top for the win with
417.9 points.
In the inshore division, Gullet and team members
Rick Gullet and Ralph Bredbenner caught six snook
over 30 inches long to gain the winning 551 points. All
inshore division fishing was catch-and-release only.
Second place offshore prize was won by Jeff
Pulaski, Wayne Browning, Ray Vongokorad and Kwai
Choomphol with four grouper to 37 pounds and two
tuna for 317.9 points. Third place went to Team Galati,
including Capt. Chris Galati, Daniel LaBarbera, Wayne
Harris, Steve Bergquist and Anthony Manali Jr. with
six grouper, including the tournament's largest at 40.8
pounds, and total 314.5 points.
Second place inshore winners were Scott Wilson,
Sean Routh, Larry Routh, Lonney Demaya and Dave
Columber, who caught three snook, including the
tourney's largest at 42 inches, and three redfish more
than 30 inches long, worth 522 points. Third place went
to Cory Thomas, Blake Trace, Brian Sellars and Lee
Blenker with six snook worth 516 points.
Best Kids Offshore Fish Award went to Michael
Wasben with a 14.9-pound grouper. C.J. Wickersham's
.30.5-inch snook took the youth inshore fish a\%ard.
Kisluck won Best Offshore Fish Award with his
saiIfish for the adult division, and John Chapman and
Da% id Columber each caught a 42-inch snook forthe
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Although bad weather prompted a number of boat-
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THE ISLANDER M JUNE 19, 2002 M PAGE 9


Fishing tourney success
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 8
shore due to the weather and didn't check in any fish.
Of those who braved the winds and seas, however, "the
guys had incredible catches," including a 50-pound
wahoo, a sailfish and several large grouper. "My hat's
off to those who went."
Lowman thanked his core group of volunteers for
the great tournament, including his wife, Jennifer, and
sons Greg and Aaron.
Also getting a tip of the fishing hat were Billy and
Sharon O'Connor, Chris and Darlene MacNamara,
George and Sue O'Connor and Hugh and Christine
Holmes.
Once all the paperwork is finished for the tourna-
ment and the accounts are settled, Lowman will be pre-
senting a check to the Anna Maria Island Community
Center sports programs, the annual beneficiary of the
tournament.
"That's why we do this tournament," he said.
As for the "all girls team," their guide, Capt. Matt
Bowers of the "Outcast," said, "We floundered. Both
engines broke down and we limped back in with noth-
ing much to report in the way of a catch."
They vow to make a comeback, according to fisher
Pam Geyer.

Offshore winners were:
1: Glenn Gee, 417.9 points; 2: JeffPulanski, 317.9
points; 3: Chris Galati, 314.9 points; 4: Matt Denham,
301.6 points; 5: Claude Jones, 301.1 points; 6: Steve
Kajcienski, 263 points; 7: John Richtscheidt, 262.2
points; 8: Danny Haynes, 251.1 points; 9: Tom Brown,
245.4 points; 10: Rich Saterbo, 238.5 points; 11:
Michael Biggins, 238.4 points; 12: William Wilson,
232 points; 13: Michael Howes, 209 points; 14: Shan-
non Glasgow, 200.5 points; 15: Rich Sisto, 185 points;
16: Peter Mackey, 155.1 points; 17: Don Schoodbert,
153.9 points; 18: Jim Hammond, 122.8 points; 19:
Bruce Bauer, 114.6 points; 20: Jose Baserva, 66 points;
21: Robert Stoothoff, 60.8 points; 22: Court Zoller, 35
points.
Inshore winners were:
Ben Gullet, 551 points; 2: Scott Wilson, 522
points; 3: Cory Thomas, 518 points; 4: Keith Rogers,
507 points; 5: Jesse Salain, 501 points; 6: Nathan
Dahlman, 497 points; 7: Adam Fernandez, 490
points; 8: Michale Mackie, 488 points; 9: John
Deiper, 485 points; 10: Brian Alstrom, 484 points;
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The sons of Ed Patak traveled from afar to fish the
tourney and honor dad at the awards banquet on
Father's Day. They garnered a special "best dressed"
award for their matching Hawaiian shirts and
dedication to dad. Islander Photo: J.L. Robertson


Fresh grouper and 'fixin's'
Ed Chiles dishes out the fixin's for the tourney lunch
on Father's Day at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center. The Chiles family and their Sandbar
restaurant crew were on hand to fry up the fresh
grouper and oversee the buffet. Islander Photo: J.L.
Robertson


478 points; 13: Richard Hine, 466 points; 14: TJ
Stewart, 466 points; 15: Troy Edwards, 454.5
points; 16: Glynn Westberry, 447 points; 17: Larry
Robinson, 437 points; 18: Galen Brown, 433
points; 19: Victor Agramonte, 431.5 points; 20:
Brady Nelson, 427.5 points.



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The Anna Maria Island Privateers are pulling to-
gether their "longest little parade in the world," and are
relying on participants to sign up early to make it work.
They'll make room for any parader right up until
the cavalcade begins, but they'd rather have their regu-
lar application forms in hand so they will have a good
idea what to expect, said Greg Luzier.
He is the captain of the Privateers' ship and chair-
man of the parade. The ship is in the familiar form of
a boat/float which the Privateers over the past year or
so built on a big bus chassis, and it will play a big part
in the parade, he promised.
The entry forms may be obtained through Luzier
at 779-2306 or Rick Maddox at 794-2599, and should
be mailed to Luzier at 2113 Avenue B, Apartment B,
Bradenton Beach FL 34217.
The parade is open to anyone, Luzier emphasized,
although the seven-mile route precludes paraders afoot.
Bicycles are fine, as are cars and trucks and buses and
almost anything else on wheels. They have to be deco-
rated in the spirit of Independence Day.
Luzier hopes to scare up some live music in small
groups aboard trucks. He said he is only too aware that
school band players have dispersed for the summer and
seniors have headed for cooler climes.
The parade will leave Coquina Beach at 10 a.m.,
head up Gulf Drive through Bradenton Beach, travel on
East Bay Boulevard to Manatee Avenue, back on Gulf,
then to Marina Drive and on to Anna Maria.
After dispersing there, participants and spectators
will celebrate their greatest national holiday at a gath-
ering at the Caf6 on the Beach, where Manatee Avenue
ends at the Gulf of Mexico.

Beach House's fireworks
extravaganza July 3
The Beach House Restaurant is taking reservations
now for its eighth annual Independence Day fireworks
display off the beachfront restaurant in Bradenton
Beach.
It will be the evening of July 3, to avoid conflict
with other celebrations on the Fourth of July, said
Beach House general manager Becky Shannon. She is
arranging for a large tent in case of rain, "which always
seems to happen on July 3-"
The affair got formal approval from the Bradenton
Beach City Commission last week. Fireworks will be
provided by Jim Taylor.
A table for eight diners may be reserved for $450
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To wed
Johnny Rigney of Holmes Beach and Alisha
Hanrahan of St. Augustine are to marry Saturday,
June 22, in the Memorial Presbyterian Church in St.
Augustine. The son of John and Cherri Rigney of
Holmes Beach, he is a graduate of Manatee High
School and is attending Flagler College. His bride-
to-be attends the University of North Florida. They
will reside in St. Augustine.


Rev. Dr. Curtis A. Miller


Roser installing
associate pastor Sunday
The Rev. Dr. Curtis A. Miller will be installed as
associate pastor of Roser Memorial Community
Church at the 10 a.m. worship service Sunday, June 23.
Dr. Miller, who has been serving in that capacity since
May 1, will be formally installed in the ecumenical ser-
vice in the church's sanctuary at 512 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria.
His duties will be working with the pastor, the Rev.
Gary Batey, in Christian education for children and adults,
youth ministry and pastoral visitation. A brunch in his
honor will be in the fellowship hall after the service.
Area pastors and other dignitaries who will partici-
pate in the installation service, in addition to Pastor
Batey, include Susie Smith of Venice, coordinator of
the Resource Center for the Peace River Presbytery;
Dr. Z. Allen Abbott of Valley Forge, Pa., director of
American Baptist Ministries; the Rev. Tim Stewart,
pastor of the Burnt Store Presbyterian Church in Punta
Gorda; Jay Crouse of Sarasota, director of Episcopal
Men's Ministries of Southwest Florida; and Doug
Hagen of Chicago, director of Lutheran Men in Mis-
sion and Men's Ministries for the Evangelical Lutheran
Church in America.
Born in Columbus, Ohio, in 1947, Dr. Miller
graduated from Ohio State University in 1969, earned
a Master of Divinity degree from Louisville Presbyte-
rian Theological Seminary in 1972 and a Doctor of
Ministry degree there in 1982.
He has served churches in Ohio, Indiana, Texas,
Kentucky and Mississippi, and before coming to Roser
worked on the national staff of the Presbyterian Church
U.S.A. as associate for leader development for the
ministry of men and was president of the North Ameri-
can Conference on Men's Staff.

Scholarships and spaces
available at summer camp
Scholarships and spaces are still available for the
Anna Maria Island Community Center Summer Camp.
The camp is also opening its registration to kinder-
garten-age children as well as grades one through six.
Camp activities take place from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday through Friday and the cost, including a reg-
istration fee, is $95 for the week.
Scholarship information and camp applications can
be picked up at the Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria.
For more information, call the Center at 778-1908.

'Art of Spiritual Dreaming' service
Eckankar, "the religion of the light and sound of
God," will present a one-hour video and discussion of
"The Art of Spiritual Dreaming" Wednesday evening,
June 26.
The free program will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria. A spokesperson said the session
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of any spiritual experience or dream by individuals.
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By Paul Roat
The issue of a modest memorial to veterans located
in Bradenton Beach may come before the Manatee
County Commission once again, to be resolved once
and for all.
"You will have a gunfight at the OK Corral," pre-
dicted County Administrator Ernie Padgett. He said he
would ask County Commission Chair Amy Stein to bring
the monument matter before commissioners again.
What was proposed as a flagpole and dinner-plate-
sized plaque atop the highest mound at Leffis Key
turned into a firestorm of controversy last year. Veter-
ans Jim Kissick and Bob "Poppy" DeVane requested
the Barrier Island Elected Official Forum select a cen-



Door-to-door solicitation
rules removed
A questionable practice last week was made
unquestionably legal earlier this week, thanks to
the U.S. Supreme Court.
A group of young people were spotted in
Holmes Beach attempting to garner signatures to
place a Constitutional amendment on the No-
vember general election ballot limiting class
sizes in schools.
Both Anna Maria City and Holmes Beach
have rules against door-to-door solicitation with-
out permission.
However, Supreme Court justices Monday
ruled that going door-to-door to advocate for
political, religious or other non-commercial
causes did not need any governmental approval.
To require governmental approval would be a
violation of the First Amendment, justices ruled,
and would violate free-speech provisions.
According to Holmes Beach Police Chief
Jay Romine, the ordinance restricting soliciting
in residential areas was "a security measure so
we know who's out there and why."
There were no restrictions on door-to-door
solicitation in Bradenton Beach.


tral location on either Anna Maria Island or Longboat
Key for a memorial to veterans.
After lengthy debate, a site atop Leffis Key in
Bradenton Beach was selected, all four Island cities
approved it, and the request went to the county com-
mission for ratification.
The American flag would be raised several times
a year for brief ceremonies, veterans proposed, and the
cost for the flagpole and plaque would be borne by the
vets.
Environmentalists objected to the project, citing
that the flapping flag would disrupt birds and other
wildlife at the location.
Arlene Flisek of the Manatee Audubon Society
said the flapping flag and rifle volleys and the
flagpole's lanyards banging against the pole would
upset birds.
Veterans said there would be no rifle shots fired,
the lanyards would be tied off when the flag was not
flying, and the flag itself would only be raised during
ceremonies, then lowered and taken away.
The county commission tabled the matter to allow
the groups to work out a-solution.
Attempts by county officials to mediate the issue
ensued, without success. Finally, Padgett met with vet-
erans and environmentalists atop Leffis Key and at-
tempted a compromise, proposing an alternate location
on a nearby hillock.
The issue went back to the Barrier Island Elected
Officials, and all four cities agreed the first location on
Leffis Key was what they wanted.
"I hate to put this on the board," Padgett said Mon-
day in a meeting with the mayors from Anna Maria
City, Bradenton, Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach and
Palmetto. "When the first site was first suggested, I
almost said just go ahead and put it up, it's OK, but I
decided to run it by the board and that's when the di-
vision started.
"I don't have a problem with the first location," he
said, "but I do think the alternate site is a nice site, and
I am now in favor of that site."
"It's just a flagpole," Holmes Beach Mayor Carol
Whitmore pointed out.
No date for when the matter will again come before .
the county commission has been set.


Obituaries


Donald Adrian Hekking
Donald Adrian Hekking, 86, of Bradenton, died
June 9.
Born in Urbana, Ill., Mr. Hekking came to Mana-
tee County from Brecksville, Ohio, in 1987. He was an
electronics technician for 32 years and also worked in
counterespionage for the FBI. He served in the U.S.
Merchant Marines during World War II. He was a
member of First Church of Christ Scientist of Holmes
Beach.
There will be no services. Memorial contributions
may be made to the church, P.O. Box 1157, Holmes
Beach FL 34218, or to Amateur Radio Emergency
Services in care of Frank Morton, 2311 52nd Ave.
Drive W., Bradenton FL 34207.
He is survived by daughter Nina Elise Hari of Oc-
cidental, Calif.; son William of Bradenton; sister Char-
lotte Adel Wedge of Reno, Nev.; and two grandchil-
dren.

Eugene Joseph Lambert
Eugene "Bear" Joseph Lambert, 53, of Bradenton,
died June 7.
Born in St. Paul, Minn., Mr. Lambert came to
Manatee County from Eagle River, Alaska, in 1984. He
was a retired superintendent from the Alaska-Alyeska
Pipeline. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the
Vietnam War. He was a member of the Disabled
American Veterans Chapter No. 18 and the Veterans of
Foreign Wars. He was Catholic.
Private services will be held at a later date. Memo-
rial contributions may be made to Manatee Glens, P.O.
Box 9478, Bradenton FL 34206, or to the Disabled


American Veterans, Chapter No. 18, 111 63rd Ave. E.,
Bradenton FL 34203.
He is survived by daughter Shannon Y. of Anchor-
age; son Sean E. of Eagle River; mother June D. of
Holmes Beach; sisters Mary Lynn Dwight of
Bradenton and Judith of Berkeley, Calif.; and brother
Lawrence L. of St. Petersburg.

Robert James Leonard Sr.
Robert James Leonard Sr., 90, of Bradenton, died
June 13.
Born in Connellsville, Pa., Mr. Leonard came to
Manatee County from Akron, Ohio, in 1974. He was
retired as a union safety man from Firestone after 33
years of service in Akron and was a former safety in-
spector from the state division of safety and hygiene
after 10 years of service. He was a member of the
Moose Lodge in Bradenton Beach, a charter member
of the Fraternal Order of Eagles South Akron Aerie
2238 since 1937, and one of the longest-serving mem-
bers of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Village Aerie
3171, Bradernton He attended a Lutheran church in
Akron." ..
Visitation was June1 5, and further visitation and
services will be in Akron at a later date. Burial will be
in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Akron. Memorial con-
tributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest
Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238, or to the
American Cancer Society, 600 U.S. 301 Blvd. W.,
Suite 136, Bradenton FL 34205. Shannon Funeral
Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by son Robert J. Jr. of Akron and
four grandchildren.


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Anna Maria charter review ready to meet commission


Anna Maria's charter review committee is ready to
present its initial recommendations to the city commis-
sion and would like a workshop session with commis-
sioners after presentation to discuss its reasons behind
some of the more radical suggestions.
At the committee's June 14 meeting, chairperson
Tom Aposporos said he would present the committee's
initial report to the city commission at its June 27 meet-
ing, then make the request for the workshop.
The committee wants to explain its concerns and
reasons for its recommendations on the separation of
powers between the mayor and commission (executive


and legislative) said Aposporos.
"We have to recognize that the job of the chief
executive of Anna Maria has grown significantly than
initially anticipated by our charter," said Aposporos.
That doesn't mean, however, that the committee is
in favor of a city manager type of government, he said.
"We're not creating a whole new form of govern-
ment," Aposporos said, just strengthening the existing
charter.
"What we're trying to do is give [the city] a charter
that will grow," added committee member Tom Adams.
Aposporos stressed that the recommendations are


"merely a preliminary document. We haven't agreed to
anything."
Among the preliminary recommendations to dis-
cuss with the city commission are to change city elec-
tions from February to November, create the possibil-
ity of adding a chief administrative officer position
under the office of the mayor if it's ever needed, and
take the office of mayor out of the city commission and
adding another commission seat.
The committee also received a letter from City Attor-
ney Jim Dye and will review his recommendations and
concerns prior to its next meeting at 7 p.m. July 2.


Holmes Beach association plans summer, fall programs


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach Civic Association plans to fol-
low up its successful "Getting to Know Your Govern-
ment" information programs with continued efforts to
educate the Island community on important issues.
This summer the civic association will team up
with the Friends of the Island Library and the Holmes

Islander honored by retired
school unit of Michigan
Virginia Lambert of Holmes Beach has received an
award for distinguished service to the Michigan Asso-
ciation of Retired School Personnel, presented in her
honor by the association in Lansing, Mich.
She retired in 1986 as assistant superintendent of per-
sonnel and negotiations of the schools in Lamphere, Mich.
She has been membership chair and treasurer of the Sun
Coast Chapter of MARSP and during her tenure as assis-
Stant area director saw five new chapters formed.
She has been a permanent resident of Holmes
Beach since 1991.

'Good Morning, Longboat'
breakfast next week
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce has
scheduled a "Good Morning, Longboat Key" breakfast
from 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, at the chamber
office, 6854 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
Reservations may be made and further information
obtained at 387-9519.


Beach Police Department to bring the public "Opera-
tion Safeguard," a program about child safety.
"Operation Safeguard" is a three-part series facili-
tated by Holmes Beach Officer Pete Lannon that aims
to educate adults about daily dangers to Island youth.
The first hour-long presentation, "Shock Music,"
will take a "no-holds-barred" look at the lyrics in cur-
rent popular music.



Peacock Lane

sewer assessment

public meeting
A public meeting has been scheduled for
6 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at Holmes Beach
City Hall to address a petition submitted by
residents of Peacock Lane.
The petition requests that Peacock Lane
be hooked to Manatee County sewer lines.
Staff from the Manatee County Project Man-
agement Department will discuss the pro-
posed project and obtain input from residents.
Currently all of the properties on Peacock
Lane, which were built between 1973 and
1990, use septic tanks. Since 1975, the prop-
erty owners have made two efforts to hook up
to the county's service.
For further information call Tom Yarger,
project manager, at 708-7450, extension 7333.


The presentations that follow will be "Drugs and
Kids," a look at common drugs of choice, including
household items, and "Toys-on-the-Streets," whichwill
cover rules and regulations on the use of items such as
motorized scooters.
The summer series will be held at the Island
Branch Library on July 8, 15 and 22. Programs will
begin at 6:30 p.m. and seating is on a first-come, first-
served basis.
The civic organization also plans to extend its pro-
grams on the various aspects of city government with
new educational presentations by city officials this fall.
Some of the ideas under development include a
follow-up by City Treasurer Rick Ashley on the bud-
get, a look behind the scenes with City Clerk Brooke
Bennett, and understanding the relationship between
the city and Manatee County presented by County
Commissioner Jane von Hahmann.
Finally, the civic association is working to develop
programs explaining the city's 10-year street paving
program and the upcoming visioning process.
According to the organization's by-laws, the role
of the civic association is to educate the public on their
rights with regard to city, county and state governmen-
tal matters, to serve as a forum for public information
and opinion on critical city issues, and to promote and
participate in acts which protect and enhance the well-
being of residents.
The next civic association meeting will be in Sep-
tember.
For more information about "Operation Safe-
guard," contact Officer Lannon at 708-5804.
For more information about the civic association
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Hunsicker nominated for FSBPA award


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Manatee County Ecosystems Manager Charlie
Hunsicker has been nominated by former Bradenton
Beach Mayor Katie Pierola for a distinguished service
award presented annually by the nonprofit Florida
Shore and Beach Preservation Association in Tallahas-
see.
Pierola said she was nominating Hunsicker for his
work in spearheading the recently completed $9.3 mil-
lion Manatee County. beach renourishment project on
Anna Maria from its inception in 1995 to completion
in May 2002.
Hunsicker has been nominated in two categories,
said Pierola, environment and local government ser-
vice.
"Hunsicker has been involved in beach
renourishment since the first project in 1985 and it was
his idea then that it had to be done," said Pierola. That
was during her term of office in Bradenton Beach.
While he was essentially "behind the scenes" in the
renourishment effort which was completed in 1993, he
has been in charge of the most recent restoration since


Manatee County Ecosystems Manager Charlie
Hunsicker. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

it became a viable project in the mid-1990s, she said.
"He is the man most responsible for the beautiful
beach we now have on the Island. It took a lot of team-
work, but Charlie was the man who kept it glued to-
gether all these years. He wasn't behind the scenes like


last time, but was the man out front."
In putting the recent renourishment project to-
gether, Pierola said, Hunsicker dealt with planning the
blueprint, securing approval and permits from the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers, the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection, the three Island cities, ob-
taining funding from three different sources, securing
interlocal agreements between Manatee County and
each of the three Island cities, and at the same time
speaking at numerous public meetings on the Island
where the atmosphere was occasionally hostile to any
county beach renourishment project.
"Over and over, he went beyond the call of duty,"
said the former mayor.
"Through it all, he never lost sight of the final pic-
ture, of preserving the beach and keeping it for resi-
dents and visitors. I think the entire Island is grateful
to his efforts and I just think he should be honored."
The FSBPA offers awards in six categories for
persons or organizations with specific activities and
accomplishments in beach preservation and/or restora-
tion. This year's awards will be presented during the
Sept. 25-27 FSBPA convention on Captiva Island.


Operating procedures drafted for Island emergencies


Island elected officials have been working on draft-
ing "Standard Operating Procedures" for the three Is-
land cities to follow in case of emergencies.
The purpose of the SOP is to establish an emer-
gency communication network between the West
Manatee Fire and Rescue District, the three Island cit-
ies and the Manatee County Emergency Operations
Center in the event an emergency arises.



Clarification
Newly elected Anna Maria Island Priva-
teer President Gregory "Shiprek" Davidson
notes that the new slate of officers will not be
sworn in until the first meeting in August.
Joining him at the helm of the organization
will be Vice President Eric Rushnell, Secre-
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fire district. The IEOC only operates in the even of
emergencies such as weather-related emergencies such
as a hurricane or flooding; a plane crash or chemical
leak; or acts of terrorism.
According to the SOP, the Island mayors will vote
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Cosby suggested that since the cities utilize the
same law firm, a draft ordinance should be drawn up
for all three cities to follow.
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Summer camp: 'around the world' in nine weeks


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Camp counselors at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center are prepared to take campers on a
whirlwind tour of the world.
In just nine weeks of summer camp, kids will visit
Australia, Japan, Afghanistan, Africa, Puerto Rico,
France, Germany and Argentina via educational pro-
grams, arts and crafts and day trips.
For example, during Australia week, camp partici-
pants had a visit from Matilda the Wallaby (smaller
than a kangaroo), made boomerangs and did aborigi-
nal face painting.
What's great about this year's camp, say Educa-
tion Director Mary Metcalf and Site Director Fred
Rosario, is that kids are learning outside of a school
setting without even realizing it.
The goal of this year's camp theme is to give kids
a view of life off the Island and to make them more
culturally aware of the world around them.
Rosario and Metcalf say they tried to choose
countries that were a bit unusual and that might not
have been covered in school geography lessons.
Special programs and day trips have also been
planned to tie into the "country of the week." During
Australia week, the summer camp teamed up with the
Island Branch Library's Friends of the Library group
to sponsor a "Waltzing Matilda" program, which in-
cluded a visit from "Matilda the Wallaby."
SDuring Africa week, campers will take a trip to
Busch Gardens, and the week of the Fourth of July
camp will be focused on the United States.
"We want them to be familiar with some of their
family's backgrounds and open their eyes to all the
different shapes and colors of the world we live in,"
said Rosario. "Being cultured is a good thing and so
far all age groups are enthusiastic and seem to be en-
joying all aspects of camp."
The camp counselors also take part in culturing
the kids with art projects, games and presentations
about the different countries.
Summer camp runs Monday through Friday from
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Friends of the Library. Islander Photo: J.L. Robertson

Children in grades one through six are split into
two groups, based on age, and participate in crafts,
sports and media for half the day and a short field trip
during the second half of the day.
Field trips include visits to the beach, Mote Marine
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Scholarships and spaces are still available for this
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Registration is $95 for the week and includes a
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"The center is a safe place for parents to bring their
kids," said Metcalf. "It's exciting and fun to see the
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Unlimited cabinets
Jan Manning of Cabinets Unlimited on Cortez Road
is celebrating 33 years in business this June, all at
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Cabinets Unlimited turns 33
Jan A. Manning of Cabinets Unlimited at 8700
Cortez Road remembers when he first opened his shop
in 1969.
Cortez Road was a two-lane strip, and "there
wasn't a whole lot around, mostly farms," said the
Bradenton native.
Now, he's celebrating 33 years in business with
plenty of neighbors. "And I've probably put kitchens
in most of the condominiums around here and on the
Island," he said with a laugh.
After 33 years, Manning and partner Marcus Hyde
now specialize in custom designing entire kitchens,
either for new homes and condominiums or remodel-
ing older units that need upgrading.
Clients do a walk-through at the showroom telling
Manning what they like and don't like. A design team

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Brian's sunny winners
Brian Schultz of Brian's Sunny Side Up Cafe in
Holmes Beach and Brian's Sunny Side Up Too on
Cortez Road has announced the two winners of the
Sunny Side Up Too grand opening drawing.
Anita Johnson of the Martinique condominium
complex in Holmes Beach will get free breakfast or
lunch every day for the next year at Brian's in Holmes
Beach at 5360 Gulf Drive North while Judy Egan, wife
of Islander cartoonist Jack Egan, is the lucky winner
for breakfast or lunch every day for a year at Brian's
Too at 9516 Cortez Road in the Mount Vernon Shop-
ping Center.
Congratulations to both winners, said Brian, and
he's sure they'll enjoy the food. Bon Appetit!

Mama's birthday
Mama Lo by the Sea Coffee House and Ice
Cream Shop at 101 South Bay Blvd. in Anna Maria
is celebrating its second anniversary this week with a
number of goodies for guests, including 19 free ice
cream cone certificates for the grand prize winner.
Drawings will be held June 19 and 20 for hats, mugs
and T-shirts with the grand prize drawing on June 20.
Mama Lo's is open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. For
further information call 779-1288.

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Both Hlywa and di Lorenzo are residents of
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Sale price was put at $2.5 million, the release said.

Lardas property goes for $3.1 mill
It's official, according to sales associate Doug New-
comer of Coidwell Banker real estate on Anna Maria
Island. Newcomer confirmed that the sale price for the
Lardas family property on South Bay Boulevard sold for
$3.1 million. That makes it a record purchase price in
Anna Maria, a press release from Coldwell Banker said.
The property was the last undeveloped parcel of land
on the Island, said the release, and the new owners plan a
17-unit subdivision of canalfront, single-family homes.

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It doesn't get any better than this!


By Kevin Cassidy
Special to The Islander
Just when I thought it couldn't happen, it did.
After all, what could be better for a teacher than
having summer school canceled? I teach summer
school every year, but this year it was canceled and
I can't seem to find a job so I'm forced to live with
hanging out around the house with my newborn son
and watching the World Cup in the wee hours of the
morning.
I went out on a limb last week in print, no less
(based on wife Jennifer's prediction) and stated
That Conal Timothy Cassidy would make his grand
entrance into the world Wednesday. World Cup that
is! All 9 pounds, 3 ounces, of him were witness to
England earning a 0-0 tie against Nigeria, thus earn-
ing a spot in the round of 16.
What timing the future midfielder has! He was
born at 1:47 p.m. and the England-versus-Nigeria game
began minutes later at 2 p.m.!
On a more serious note, Mom Jennifer and baby
Conal are doing just fine and are appreciative of
everyone's thoughts and prayers.
Back to the World Cup.
The United States has turned the soccer world on
its collective ear, first by advancing to the knockout
round of 16 before upping the ante with a shocking 2-
0 victory over Mexico June 17 to advance to the
quarterfinals, where they are guaranteed to finish no
-worse than eighth place.
This comes on the heels of their dismal showing in
1998 when they lost to Iran and finished dead last in the
32-team field.
A matchup with perennial World Cup power Ger-
many looms at 7:25 a.m. Friday, June 21. A victory by
the United States would put them two wins away from
their first World Cup title!
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Sports
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 18
p.m. Friday, June 28, at Norma Lloyd Park in East
Bradenton. Coaches for the All Stars are Evan Bordes,
Brad Lisk, Andy Price, Bill Bystrom, and Bruce
McKenzie.
It would be considered an upset for the Island to
defeat Braden River, one of the pre-tourney favorites,
but stranger things have happened.
On top of that, Anna Maria has pretty good depth
at pitcher which could serve them well in the loser's
bracket. The Island team would most likely face North
River American, a team they know well. A victory
there would give them a Braden River rematch or a shot
at Manatee Central.
The team will practice to find the right roles for the
2002 Anna Maria All-Stars.

Plenty to do if you try
Last week I lamented on what to do with my new-
found free time. My wife has kept me busy, but I did
find time to do a little research and found some things
to do for bored youngsters.
First of all, I would suggest a round of golf. Most
of the public courses offer very reasonable student/
youth rates. I know for a fact that River Run, Manatee
County, Buffalo Creek and Palma Sola give kids a nice
price break.
There are numerous camps for the young athlete in
basketball, cheerleading, football, golf, soccer and vol-
leyball.
Basketball July 15-26 Saint Stephen's coed
camps for grades K-6 (July 15-19) and grades 7-12
(July 22-26). Costs begin at $60. Call 746-2121, exten-
sion 603.
Cheerleading Monday June 22 Mini Mustang
Camp, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. daily at Lakewood Ranch High.
Fee $130. Call 749-1504.
Football June 27-29 Bayshore High School
camp. June 27 for ages 6-8 (fee $25), June 28-29 for
ages 8-18 (fee $45). Call 751-7004, extension 8988, or
727-4728.
Soccer July 15-19 British Challenger Soccer
Camp will be held at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center. There are two sessions for players ages 4-
5 at a cost of $70. Session one runs from 9-10:30 a.m.
and session two runs from 10:40 a.m.-12:10 p.m. They
also offer half-day camps for players ages 6-13 for $94.
The age 6-7 session runs from 9 a.m.-noon and the age
8-13 session runs from 5:30-8:30 p.m. ALL partici-


Matt Bowers and Lance and Samuel Bicker were afew of the early birds who made it to Beef 0' Brady'sfor
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pants receive a T-shirt and soccer ball. Challenger
camps also offer a $5 discount for the second child
enrolled and $10 for third, etc.
Volleyball June 24-28, Aug. 5-9 Saint
Stephen's coed camp for grades K-6 and 7-12. Cost
begins at $60. Call 746-2121, extension 603.

Horseshoe winners
Winners in the June 15 horseshoe games were
George McKay of Anna Maria and Neil Sweerus of
Bradenton. Runners-up were Jack Cooper of Holmes
Beach and Ron Pepka of Bradenton.
Winners in the June 12 games were Cooper and
Pepka. Runners-up were Tom Skoloda and Bill
Starrett, both of Anna Maria.
The weekly contests get under way every Wednes-
day and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria City Hall
Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no membership fees
and everyone is welcome.


Whitey Horton Memorial Golf
Tournament this Saturday
The eighth annual Whitey Horton Memorial Golf
Tournament sponsored by the Anna Maria Island Priva-
teers will take place Saturday, June 22, at the Palma Sola
Golf Course.
Registration will take place for the four-person
scramble from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. During that time
there will also be a putting, closest-to-the-pin, and long
drive contests. At 1 p.m. the tournament will begin with
a "cannon start."
Entry fees are $60 per person, which includes a seat
at the awards dinner. Additional dinner guests will be
charged a $10 fee. All proceeds go to the Whitey Horton
Scholarship fund.
The Palma Sola Golf Course is located at 3807 75th
St. W., Bradenton.
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Streetlife


Island police reports
Anna Maria City
June 6,200 block of Chilson Avenue, information. A
woman reported a possible vehicle theft. According to the
report, she was supposed to receive a vehicle through a
court order and the vehicle had not been turned over to her.
June 7, 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria City Pier, tres-
pass. A juvenile was asked to leave the city pier by the
restaurant manager and, according to the report, refused
to comply with the deputy's request to leave. He was also
charged with resisting an officer without violence.
June 8, 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria City Pier,
.Aalarm. Deputies responded to an alarm and, according to
the report, signs were found that someone attempted to
break into the dry goods storage room as well as the bait
tank.
June 10, 500 block of Blue Heron Drive, alarm.


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Deputies responded to an alarm and secured the property.
June 11,300 block of Pine Avenue, disturbance. A
woman complained that her boyfriend poured or
sprayed beer on her. According to the report, there were
no signs of physical battery and deputies assisted in
getting the woman to her home.
June 11, 700 block of Jacaranda, threats. A man
reported that he received a death threat and, according
to the report, a patrol request was initiated.

Bradenton Beach
June 2, 1800 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Park, found
property. A woman turned in a purse she reportedly
found lying outside the bathroom.
June 3,2217 Gulf Drive N., Wagner Realty, infor-
mation. The manager reported approximately $700 in
cash was stolen over a period of two days from a cash
drawer and a bank bag.
June 3, 1900 block of Gulf Drive North, informa-
tion. A man reported $175 missing from his wallet.
June 9, 100 block of 17th Street, information. A woman
reported concerns about a washed-out section of road
near the Island Inn restaurant. According to the report,
there was an 8- to 10-inch drop-off where the asphalt
had broken up and washed away.
June 10, 300 block of Bay Drive South, recovered
stolen vehicle. Officers on patrol recovered a car sto-
len from Escambia County. According to the report,
officers noticed a suspiciously parked car and discov-
ered it was stolen when they ran the tag number.
June 12, 300 block of Bay Drive South, abandoned
vehicle. Officers received a report about a vehicle that
seemed to have been abandoned in a parking lot. Accord-
ing to the report, there was no tag on the vehicle and of-
ficers were unable to locate or contact the owner. The
vehicle was deemed abandoned and towed away.

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June 12, 1600 block of Gulf Drive, suspended li-
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Holmes Beach
June 7, 77th Street beach access, theft. A beach bag
was reported stolen from the cabana area.
June 7, 4000 Block of Gulf Drive, driver's license.
According to the report, officers witnessed a man com-
mit several traffic violations, including spinning the car
in circles at high speed, on the beach access road after
park hours. The driver was found to have a business-
only license and was issued a summons for violating
the purpose of his license.
June 10, 2800 block of Avenue E, theft. A man
reported several items missing from his home, includ-
ing a camera, compact discs, a fishing net and a pirate
sculpture, after he threw a party.
June 10, 3232 East Bay Drive, Subway, theft. A
woman reported her wallet was stolen while she had
lunch at Subway. According to the report, she had the
wallet on the table beside her while she ate her lunch.
June 10, 3800 block of East Bay Drive, theft. A
woman reported her bicycle stolen.
June 13,200 block of 56th Street, trespass. A woman
reported that a former business partner came to her home
while she was away and took a depthfinder, which was
stored on the lanai. According to the report, because the
depthfinder is part of the property jointly owned through
their fishing business, the woman could only press tres-
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7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Summer camp at the Anna
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11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Longboat Key Chamberof
Commerce "Nooner" at Cafe Don Giovanni, 5610 Gulf
of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 387-9519.
Fee applies.
7 to 8:30 p.m. Adult basketball at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
7p.m. Family storytime at the Island Branch Li-
brary, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
778-7732.

Thursday, June 20
7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Summer camp at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Friday, June 21
7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Summer camp at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
9 to 10 a.m. Aerobics with Reba Moeller at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
12:30 p.m. "Caregiving" class by Neighborly
Senior Services of Manatee County at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 778-6341.
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the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magno-
lia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
11:30 a.m. Anna Maria Island Privateers' Whitey
Horton Memorial Golf Tournament at the Palma Sola Golf
Club, 3807 75th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 748-
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7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Summer camp at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
8:30 to 10 a.m. Internet for beginners class at
the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Registration: 778-6341.
7 to 8:30 p.m. Adult volleyball at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
8p.m. "The Glass Mendacity" at Manatee Com-
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7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Summer camp at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
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Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 778-6341.
2 to 3 p.m. -' "The Amazing Amazon" by Frank
Lakus at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
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7to 8p.m. Pilates class with Laura Bennett at the
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7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Summer camp at the Anna
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Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
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Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-7139.
7 to 8:30 p.m. Adult basketball at the Anna
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Not.so-tall tales about big, tall ships


Anna Maria Island residents should have a front-
beach seat for what promises to be a pretty wonderful
parade next Wednesday.
A flotilla of international "tall ships" will sail past
the Island June 26 and converge off Egmont Key for
the four-day-long St. Petersburg Maritime Festival.
You may remember back in 1976, during the
American bicentennial celebrations, when the tall ships
entered Boston Harbor. I remember Walter Cronkite,
himself a sailor, choking up on TV while trying to de-
scribe the elegance of all those huge sailing vessels.
Now we'll have the same chance to "ooh" and "ahh"
"'at the ships as they pass just north of the Island.
Maritime Festival organizers are still lining up
vessels which will attend the event, but seem to be
pretty sure of at least eight of the ships that will be in
attendance.
Those include the U.S. Coast Guard "Eagle," a
three-masted sailing barque with 21,350 square feet of
sail. It is the only active commissioned sailing vessel
in the U.S. maritime services, and one of only five such
training barques in the world. "Eagle" serves as a sea-
going classroom for approximately 175 cadets and in-
structors from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.
The "Cisne Blanco," or "White Swan," is the sec-
ond of two "extreme clippers" built in the Damen ship-
yards of Amsterdam in 1999, has sharply raked bows,
an overhanging stem to reduce hull contact with water,
and carries a larger area of sail than is normally found
in ships of comparable size. She was built for the Bra-
zilian navy and trains future officers. As a training ves-
sel, Cisne Branco will accommodate eight officers, 12
professional seamen and 58 midshipmen.
The "Compass Rose" has been used as a research
vessel, including studies on the giant leatherback turtle.
She is a private yacht.
The "Insulinde" is a 120-foot-long tall ship that has
accommodations for 17 passengers in eight cabins. She
cruises mostly in the South Pacific.
The "Larinda" has been visited by more than 7,000
people since she was built in 1970 and event organiz-
ers promise her to be the hit of the festival.
The "Meka II" is privately owned by someone with
the improbable name of Capt. Horatio Sinbad. She is
the smallest ship open to the public, with a crew of only
two. She was built by Sinbad and launched in 1967.
The wooden brigantine is Sinbad's home and used for
Summer sail training for teens. It's modeled after a pi-
rate ship and has six working cannons.
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is the former car designer, developer and now custom
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a pretty good accomplishment.
And for a mere $5 million, you too can own one.

A really big boat flip, or maybe flop
OK, I admit to having something of a morbid cu-
riosity in my interest in the debacle that took place in
the sinking of that naval ship off the Florida Keys in the
past few weeks.
The "Spiegel Grove" is a 510-foot decommis-
sioned landing ship that folks in the Keys spent eight
years and more than $1 million to get ready to sink as
the world's largest artificial reef.
On May 17, just hours before crews had planned to
scuttle it, it lurched to the bottom upside down, with
about a quarter of its hull sticking out of the water.
Oops.
After about three weeks of head-scratching, the
folks involved with the project were able to partially
flip the ship and get it down on the bottom. They had
hoped to have it settle in an upright position in 130-feet
of water; instead, it's kinda lying on its starboard side,
with about a 15-degree list.
In an effort to put a little better spin on the story,
authorities say the "Spiegel Grove" is settling more
upright every day and they hope it will eventually be-
come more upright. Of course, it's leaking a little oil
into the water, but it seemed to be lessening earlier this
week.
Divers say about 400 linear feet of port rail is ac-
cessible at 48 to 52 feet of water. Both props are also
visible, "which we would have lost had she sat on her
keel," spinmeisters report.
Officials aren't ruling out the possibility of even-
tually trying to prop it into a more upright position, but
admit they aren't in any hurry to do anything more with
the vessel now classed as an artificial reef.
Despite the botched scuttling, the vessel is still the
largest vessel sunk for the creation of an artificial reef.
Keys authorities hope that the "Spiegel Grove" will
prove to be a popular dive spot and perhaps take some
of the pressure off the coral reefs, which don't much
like all sorts of human interactions. Let the humans
interact with an artificial reef and leave the natural reefs
alone, officials have said.
On second thought, maybe the scuttling wasn't all
that botched after all. Hey, they wanted the ship sunk,
and it's sunk, right? It's just not on the bottom in quite
the way some had hoped.
And, as one Keys official put it, "It's going to be
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Tarpon still reign off beaches; reds thick in bay


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Tarpon are still the best bet, with most silver-king
hunters reporting hookups on every trip out in the Gulf
or in Tampa Bay.
Offshore, grouper fishing remains excellent. There
are good reports of snapper coming back to the dock,
too, plus some blackfin tuna and amberjack.
Redfish, really big trout, some flounder and huge
catch-and-release snook are the highlights in backwa-
ter fishing right now.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee Jay II charters
out of Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said he's
catching lots of tarpon off the beaches and in the bays
the action is focusing on catch-and-release snook, red-
fish and trout.
Capt. Sam Kimball on the Legend out of Annie's
said he's getting into grouper, snapper, triggerfish,
banded rudderfish and amberjack.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said tar-
pon are still thick right now, with lots of reported hook-
ups. Offshore action continues to featureblackfin tuna
and wahoo, and inshore anglers are reeling in lots of
redfish and trout.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business said he's still
hooking up with tarpon in the Gulf. In the bays, he's
catching some really big catch-and-release snook and
big redfish and trout.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach said there are still mackerel around, plus
some permit and mangrove snapper. In the bay, redfish
and trout are the best bet for his charters.
Carl at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said wade
fishers are catching redfish, trout and flounder in the
bays. Tarpon are still a best-bet just off the beaches, he
added.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
black drum up to 15 pounds are being caught in the cut
and people are bringing back to the dock lots of trout
and a few redfish.


Sandscript
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 22
an awesome dive. Even snorkelers will be able to see
the entire ship, from stem to stern."

Sandscript factoid
There's a tendency to lose touch with scale when
dealing with ships. A 120-foot-long tall ship, a 90-foot
private yacht, a 510-foot naval ship yeah, yeah,
they're big, I guess. So what?
Here's a couple of factoids to keep in mind when
you think about ships and sizes.
A 38-foot boat is pretty common around the Island.
Spend an hour or so on any pier or near the Intracoastal
Waterway and you'll probably see a boat of that size
or larger.
If you took that 38-foot boat and stood it on end,




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A mess of fish, for sure!
Capt. Mike Carleton of Anna Maria and Capt. Roy Salgado of Longboat Key brought back 311 pounds of
blackfin tuna after a trip in the Gulf 66 miles west of Anna Maria aboard the "Double Header." Pictured,
from left, are Chris Caputo, Carleton, Salgado, Ron Saint, Alqunio Ciroli and Patrick Leary.


Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said pier anglers
are catching lots of snapper, catch-and-release snook,
mackerel, big jacks and some oversized reds.
At the Anna Maria City Pier, look for lots of
mackerel, some catch-and-release snook, big jacks and
tarpon rolling past every day.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he's been able to put his charters onto some


it would be the allowable height of a house on the Is-
land.
David McDonald offered the best factoid about
ship scale, though. He's the executive director of Port
Manatee. On our tour last week, he explained that it's
hard to really grasp the size of the port because every-
thing there is so big.
The cranes offloading cargo are so big the cargo
looks small, even though the cargo containers are semi-
tractor trailers.
McDonald brought the matter of perspective into
perspective when he pointed out an 850-foot freighter
unloading cargo at the port. If you took that ship and
stood it on end, he said, it wou)d be taller than any sky-
scraper south of Atlanta.
Well, I can't think of many 70-story buildings in
Florida. Can you?
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really big catch-and-release snook, plus a few keeper
reds.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide out of
Holmes Beach said he's catching lots of blackfin tuna
on every trip. Bottom fishing for grouper is excellent
right now, with reds going to 25 pounds and gags to 20
pounds. He's also catching lane and mangrove snapper.
Capt. Eric Bergen on the Kattina told me he
caught 17 keeper red grouper on one trip last week, and
lots of grouper and snapper on another venture into the
Gulf.
Capt. Mark Bradow said tarpon are still the best
thing going out on the water right now. He's had more
than 50 hookups so far this year and is landing fish on
almost every trip.
On my boat Magic, we've been catching catch-
and-release snook to 34 inches, redfish to 27 inches,
trout to 22 inches, a few flounder and mangrove snap-
per to 3 pounds.
Good luck and good fishing.
Capt. Mike Heistand is a 20-year fishing guide. Call
him at 779-9607 to provide a fishing report. Pictures of
your catch are also welcome and may be dropped off at
The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Please
include identification for persons in the picture along with
information on the catch and a name and phone number
for more information. Pictures may be retrieved once they
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BED CLEARANCE: King-size Sealy, Simmons,
Sterns & Foster and more. Starting at $285. All new,
in plastic. (813) 662-9175.
WASHER AND DRYER: Remodeling and must sell.
July 2001 white Kenmore dryer and a December 2000
white RCA washer for only $350. Bonus included a
March 1996 white Whirlpool, wall-mount microwave in
need of a new magnetron. Call 778-4724.
FREE SPA TUB all equipment included, you trans-
port. 778-6640.
FURNITURE SALE: New Thomasville "Cordova"
t. king-size bedroom set complete with mattress and
lamps, $5,900. Beautiful large painted armoire,
$850. Glass-top outdoor table and chairs, $450.
Call 387-8063.
DINING ROOM SET: Six chairs with china hutch,
$100 or best offer. Epson printer $40 or best offer.
Call 778-7576.
SOFA: 84-inch, three cushion, cream, peach, teal
colors. Excellent condition, $250. 383-6139.


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Turnkey furnished 2BR/2BA unit with Gulf
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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY
Two building ground level duplex on Pine Ave.
Room for expansion, front building zoned for
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9175.
DELL POWEREDGE 2500 SERVER. 1-GHz, 256-
mb, tape back-up, 18-gb hard drive, NIC. Modem,
plus software. List price $2,718, asking $1,200.
Raven, 778-5102.
SEALY POSTERPEDIC king-size bed. Never
used, still in plastic. Must sell for $200 cash. (813)
662-9175.
BIG BEAUTIFUL HOUSEBOAT $45,000. View at
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BEAUTI-CONTROL PRODUCTS for sale. 40 per-
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ROSER THRIFT SHOP open Tuesday, Thursday,
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CRITTER SITTER Six years in pet care, 21 years
as an Island resident. Tender, loving care for your
pets with in-home visits. 778-6000.
DACHSHUND adoption and rescue (D.A.R.E.).
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.


PONTOON BOAT 1991 Fiesta, 20 foot, 50-HP
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DOCK FOR LEASE Holmes Beach. Boat size, 25
by 9 feet Water furnished. Three-month minimum,
annual preferred. (770) 889-2887.

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

PACKAGE: TWO JET skis and double trailer,
$6,000. 1997 Yamaha 760, 1994 Sea Doo SP
(only 40 hours) and brand new double trailer. (317)
796-0432.

BOAT SLIP and davits for rent in Holmes Beach.
Electric and water included. 778-7039.

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


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10006 GULF DRIVE BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY An artist's
paradise in downtown Anna Maria across the street from city
hall and a stone's throw from the Sandbar restaurant. Two
huge (1,400 sq. ft.) work bays downstairs with a mighty
" ;uifview upstairs (1,200 sq. ft.). Two full baths upstairs with
two one-half baths downstairs. Parks eight. Asking $500,000.
0Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, Fl 34216
Phone & Fax: (941) 778-1222
E-Mail: dougdowling@earthlink.net
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HOUSEBOAT FOR SALE. Excellent live aboard,
guest quarters or rental income producer. $45,000.
View at Web site: geocities.com/
houseboat_sunseeker or call 778-3526.



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.

FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels and everything
else in The Islander, 778-7978.


Offering ONLY personal service and
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We ARE the Island!


JUMP AT THE OPPORTUNITY to purchase this
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"We ARE the Island."
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
941 778-2259 Fax 941 778-2250
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BABY-SITTING AND PET-SITTING My name is
Sarah, I am 14-years old. Hourly charge: $5/child
or $3/pet, $2.50/hour for each additional pet or
child. Please call 778-7622 or 778-7611.

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS. References, respon-
sible and reasonable. Red Cross certified CPR,
lifeguard and first aid. Call Michelle for more infor-
mation, 778-3955.

BABYSITTER:14 years old, attends Saint
Stephen's Episcopal School. Certified by the Red
Cross. Call Nita, 778-3187.



HELP WANTED for all positions, all shifts, espe-
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Waterfront Restaurant, or call 778-3953.

CASHIER NEEDED, full time evenings. Apply
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BAYFRONT
4BR/4BA home with bay and
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floor plan, cathedral ceilings,
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kitchen. Lovely pool area and deep-water dockage. Adjacent
canal lot available. $875,000. Call Dave Moynihan 778-2246
or 778-7976 eves.
PARADISE FOUND!
Visit the Caribbean without
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tected docking. Designed by
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rriaid's room and private
guest quarters. Solar heated pool, lush landscaping. $1,500,000.
Yvonne Higgins 778-2246 or 720-3879.
ALMOST TOUCH THE BAY!
Longboat Village 2BR plus den
-, and family room, two-car garage
and extra outbuilding. $580,000.
J Call today! Mary Wickersham or
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PINEBROOK OPEN SUN. 2-4 AFW'- --
Unit 210. Popular 2BR plus i.
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Carport, low maintenance, all -'1 '
amenities. $147,500. Come on "
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2246 or 778-8850.
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2.5BA. $269,000. Yvonne
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INVESTMENT CONDO in
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unit in complex. 100 steps to
beach and Gulf. Turnkey fur-
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$135,000. Yvonne Higgins -
778-2246 or 720-3879.
2217 Gulf Drive North
Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
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OUR LISTINGS DON'T EXPIRE, WE SELL THEM!
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canal to bay. Elevated with bonus area. $350,000.
COMMERCIAL
STYLING SALON 8 station, established over 35 years. $39,000.
WALGREENS Triple Net. Good CAP. $2,650.000.
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ISLAND RESORT seeks friendly, responsible
people to work within a professional housekeeping
department. Full-time and part-time positions avail-
able. Full benefit package includes medical, 401 K
and paid vacation. Apply in person, 6600 Gulf
Drive.
KITCHEN HELP NEEDED part-time/full-time.
Some experience necessary, for busy Island res-
taurant. Call Mr. Bones, 778-6614.
DISHWASHER/PREP wanted for open kitchen.
Hours are: Sunday-Wednesday, 9:30am-3:30pm.
Will train if necessary. Call Chef Damon at Ooh La
La!, 778-5320.
HIRING FULL-TIME servers for upscale restau-
rant/bistro, fine dining experience preferred, but will
train the right person. Apply in person Wednesday-
Sunday at Ooh La!, 5406 Marina Drive, Island
Shopping Center, Holmes Beach.
PART-TIME ISLANDER REPORTER: Journalism
skills a must. Computer literate. Independent
worker. Resumes: E-mail news@islander.org, or
fax 778-9392, or mail/deliver to The Islander, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.


HEPiWAJ NTED.lCoJ.t, In
GRAPHIC DESIGNER: Advertising layout and
design for weekly newspaper, some Web site pro-
duction. 30 to 40 hours per week. Work Monday
through Friday, and Saturday, half day. Sunday
and Tuesday off. Qualifications include: computer
graphics, advertising layout and design,
PhotoShop, Illustrator and PageMaker proficient.
Macintosh environment. Associate's Degree or
Technical School Certificate preferred. Resumes:
E-mail news@islander.org, or fax 778-9392, or
mail/deliver to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach FL 34217.


WANTED: CAREGIVER for lady Island stroke pa-
tient. Must be able to transfer patient from bed to
wheelchair. Flexible schedule. Call 778-2825.
PROTECT YOUR ASSETS from nursing home
and home healthcare costs through affordable
extended-care coverage from Bankers Life and
Casualty Company. For a free consultation, call
778-7859.
ASSISTED LIVING: Haven Home Bradenton
Beach is admitting residents. Respite, long term.
Call 779-0322 for details, inquiries welcome.

BEACHWALK TOWNHOMES
ONLY TWO BLOCKS
TO THE BEACH -
.... ; New townhomes with
vy;,i .. 3BR/2.5BA, private back
yards, elevator tower in
place, screened lanai,
"- ,';. ;i j| hurricane impact window
o ,n upgrade and garage.
$434,900 or $486,900
-= -a "- 4=L, l/.: with pool. Call Bob Fittro
S today to see these magnifi-
_cent newly constructed
-Ai.. J a properties! 778-6066.


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.
HOME HEALTH AIDE/HOMEMAKER: Compas-
sionate caregiver will provide quality in-home care.
Excellent references. Call Harriet at 761-0142.
NADIA'S EUROSAGE offers the finest massage
services in the convenience of your home. Island
references on request. Eight years. Call today for
an appointment, 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.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED: The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
advertising!


Boyd Realty
EST. 1952






www.tidemarklodge.com
FIRST-CLASS CONDOMINIUM,
FULL-SERVICE HOTEL I


Gail Tutewiler


R/edebrock
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BAYVIEW TERRACE: Rarely available 2BR,
ground floor condo in beautiful bayfront com-
plex. Steps to beach. $184,900.


941-705-0227
1-800-615-9330
gailtutere@aol.corn


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ATTENTION BOATERS: This adorable 2BR Is-
land home is just steps to the beach. Boat dock
one block away with 21-ft. boat and motor in-
cluded. Updated with attention to detail. $334,500.


PRICED SLASHED $30,000 on this spa-
cious Island gem. 4 to 5BR/2.5BA, ground
floor with large suite and private deck
upstairs. Fenced yard with room for pool.
- -. Seller says, "make an offer." $449,900.


$329,000 INCREDIBLE HOME totally
updated, quiet Hc'lrme Beach I,:cation 2BR
2BA Call Marianne at 778-E066


Call Marianne Correll, Realtor
(941) 778-6066
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QUALITY BUILDERS INC.

For information call 778-7127



LOCATION, STMLE and QUALfTY
A short walk to beaches,
restaurants, city pier, post
.i, office and Community
Center activities from-this
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kitche and faiyro.Tefrvt at ronute hom located on ah vperylve
protected waterway with
Sno-bridge access to the bay.
-k,1kkw 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.
. Robe tL.LO-l.is.Lic. Real Estate Broker.P-hone-(e44 )- 779-9200g Cefl-(941 )-704-0489-


Single-family homes from
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FURNITURE UPHOLSTERY, cushions, etc. Repair
and restoring antique specialist. Island Upholstery.
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 ad-
vice. 545-7508

ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING for great results,
wash away mildew, dirt and salt. Thorough, reason-
able and reliable. Free estimates, licensed and in-
sured. 778-0944.

LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available
evening, weekend. For any computer needs, hard-
ware, software, network, commercial, private. Call
778-8473.
HOME MUSIC LESSONS! Flute, saxophone, clari-
net lessons. Beginning to advanced. Contact Koko
Ray, 792-0160.


SEWING: Get your sewing alterations done fast and
reliably. Hems, zippers, sleeves, waistlines, cush-
ions, etc. Reasonably priced. Call 727-5873.
HOUSE CLEANING. Permanent weekly or bi-
weekly. Experienced, reliable. Call for a free esti-
mate and ask for Marieta, 722-4866, or Silvia, 723-
3874.
RESIDENTIAL CLEANING weekly or bi-weekly.
Permanent openings. Island references, 10-years
experience. Call 792-3772.
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. Satis-
faction guaranteed. Call Ginny, 727-8329.


CLEANINGS-R-JOB: Bonded, insured, professional
and experienced. 35-year resident will clean weekly,
bi-weekly, monthly. No job too big! 779-9633.
SON FOR RENT: Honest, trusting individual with
moving truck, power washer, tools. Can help with
moving, power washing, cleaning around the
home, boat or yard. Call for details, 720-4792.
HOUSE CLEANING will do weekly or bi-weekly.
Experienced, reliable, with references. Free esti-
mates. Call Anna at 746-1656.


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.

KEEP READING ...-the best news on the Island
has lots more ads for services on the next page.


Sadie says,


"We've been selling the Island successfully for years and years!"


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409 Bay Palms Drive 3BR/2BA
home with deeded boat slip. Beau-
tifully landscaped, gorgeous interior,
fabulous master suite. $349,500.
Reach Richard at 778-6066.


1103 Gulf Drive South, 2 or 3BR/
3BA, across from beach. $535,000.
722 Key Royale Drive, beautiful
3BR/2.5BA, great water views.
$625,000.
3100 Gulf Drive, 2BR/2BA condo,
steps to beach, heated pool.
$289,900.
LOTS
89th St. W., Bradenton 550-ft. on
deep water. Two acres. $1,300,000.
409 Spring Fabulous Island loca-
tion. $249,500.


140 50th St. 2 or 3BR/2BA west
of Gulf Drive. Awesome master suite,
super kitchen bonus area. $489,500.
Reach Richard at 778-6066.


Reach Richard at www.annamariaislandrealestate.com


2i/(,9edebrock
__ REAL ESTATE COMPANY
3224 East Bay Dr. Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
Sales: 941-778-0700 Rentals: 778-6665
1-800-749-6665 www.Wedebrock.com
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
53 YEARS OF DISTINCTIVE ISLAND SERVICE
7 -, ,' :"H .. t i :t '" ;*
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BAYVIEW TERRACE 2BR ground- BOATERS WELCOME! 2BR/
floor unit in (rarely available) bayfront 1BA, Island home with dock and
complex. Steps to beach. $184,900. 21-ft. boat included. $334,500.
Gall Tutewiler 778-0700. Gail Tutewiler, 778-0700.


RARELY AVAILABLE Updated
Shell Point 2BR/2BA condo. Tile,
carpet, parquet flooring. $298,000.
Geoff Wall, 778-0700.


I. ....LI- ..
WATERFRONT 214 S. Harbor
Dr., Holmes Beach. 3BR/2BA,
fireplace. $559,000. Becky
Smith or Elfi Starrett, 778-0700.




CANALFRONT HOME 2BR/2BA,
steps to beach. New kitchen and
bath. $425,000. 778-0700.


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SPACIOUS ISLAND HOME
4BR+ den. Close to beach. Boat
slip available. $449,900. Gall
Tutewiler, 778-0700.


CAN'T FIND YOUR DREAM?
Build it here. Exclusive northwest
Bradenton. Becky Smith or Elfl
Starrett, 778-0700.

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LAGUNA YACHT VILLAGE New
homes, deep-water dock, pool.
One model left for immediate deliv-
ery starting at $739,000.778-0700.


- VACATION RENTALS


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BERMUDA BAY CLUB
Beautifully furnished 3BR
townhouses with pool and di-
rect beach and bay access.
$900/week or $2,700/month.


GULF WATCH Bay and Gulf.
2BR, beach access across
the street, walk to eateries
and historic "Bridge Street."
$650/week or $1,800/month.


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ANNA MARIA
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REAL ESTATE, LLC
ANNA MARIA ISLAND HOME
3BR/2BA home in central Holmes Beach. Large
lot with room for a pool. Immaculate, short walk
to beach. Garage. "Beautiful." $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 1BR/1BA. Bayfront Complex. Ceramic
tile, elevator, garage, heated/pool, tennis, small pet,
partial bay view, close to everything. $179,900.
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.
DUPLEX + WATERVIEW + INCOME
2BR/2BA each side. Updated, French doors, new
carpet, tile, remodeled kitchens and baths, 1 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.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX
2BR/2BA each side. Mint condition, short walk to
beach. Excellent rental. New kitchen, new roof,
beautiful landscaping, deck. $264,900.

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

779-0202 (800) 732-6434
ANNA MARIA

MLS S Coast
REAL ESTATE, LLC
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 www.suncoastinc.comn
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HISTORIC

ROSER COTTAGE
Circa 1912


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This charming Island home is structurally
sound and ready for restoration. Ideal loca-
tion for your gallery, boutique or salon. ROR
zoning allows for mixed use. Work from home
in the village of Anna Maria, all within steps
of the Anna Maria City Pier and Tampa Bay.
Own a piece of history! Offered at $485,000.


Get to know us!
Meet Jeff Thayer. w.
Jeff has been a sales
consultant with Green ,, ,
Real Estate since -.
1996. Originally from -
Clarkston, Mich.,
Jeff moved to the
Island in 1987 and
says that now feels like a native. In his key
position as sales consultant, Jeff dedicates
himself to helping clients obtain their
personal real estate goals. Stop by
Green Real Estate to say, "Hi, Jeff."


]reen
REAL ESTATE "
OF ANNA MARIA .
778-0455 o --
9906 Gulf Drive -.-
Visit our website at www.greenreal.com
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awn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
v We Monitor Irrigation Systems
Sv INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
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I Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
Lic#CBC056755



Water Damaged Drywall Tiling Painting
HAND AND SPRAY TEXTURE
Clean, Honest, Reliable More than 20 years experience
SFred 752-7758 Cellular 545-6141


MARIANNE CORRELL, REALTOR
'ScL-%LND, C O ANDO .D,, DL, 'LE., SPE:IALIS;r
"Per.rona/ol S-:r,'ce is MAi, Fir:-t Ijm'i
S(941) 778-6066


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Residential Interior Exterior Pressure Washing
Roof Coating Insured 29 Years Experience
Rick Tanner 941-798-6985
4203 76th St, W., Bradenton, FL 34209

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ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If
it is broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior
discount. Call 778-2581 or 713-0676.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling,
cleanup. Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.
JAMIE BASSHAM'S LAWN Service. Professional
lawn service and landscaping. For free estimate
call: 778-0934 or 705-5901 mobile.


PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and in-
stallation. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and
trees. Irrigation and pest control service. Everything
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 drive-
ways. Serving Sarasota and Keys since 1978. Fully
licensed 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.

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


VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. Dan or Bill, 795-5100 or cell 809-3100.
/
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION 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.
WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more.
Call Island resident Keith Barnett for a free in-home
consultation. 778-3526 or 730-0516.

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

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

ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodel-
ing, 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.

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.
Cement repairs. Licensed and insured. Chris,
795-3034

You get all the best news weekly in The Islander.


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subscribe. Visit us at
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or call
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TILE, CARPET, LAMINATE supplied and installed.
Why pay retail? Island resident, many references.
Free estimates, prompt service. Steve Allen Floor
Coverings. 383-5381, or 726-1802.

WINDOW AND DOOR SILLS. Have cracked, crum-
bling, 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 guar-
anteed! RC0042064. 753-6879.

JACKSON HOLMES Painting. Interior/exterior,
waterproofing, pressure washing. No job too big or
small. Free estimates, insured. Phone 795-2771 or
224-1560 cell.
HOME REPAIRS & IMPROVEMENTS Carpentry,
painting, sheet-rock and popcorn, doors, bi-folds,
trim, moldings and general repairs. Homes, condos,
rentals. A.J. Winters, 713-1951.
HANDY ANTHONY. Jack of most trades. Home
refurbishing and detailing, 778-6000.



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

BAYFRONT COTTAGES with docks available.
Turnkey, beautiful views, breezy, quiet area. No
pets, nonsmoking. Priced from $800/month, $400/
week, $85/night. 941-794-5980. 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.
Seasonal/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 TV, kitchen, microwave. $975-$475/
week or $1,395-$1,595/month, 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/1BA, $1,800/month.
Walk to beach, fine restaurants and shopping. 202
56th St., Holmes Beach. 778-3875.

HOLMES BEACH CANALFRONT home, 2BR/2BA,
completely furnished, garage, laundry, dock, many
extras. $650/week, $1,800/month. Now available.
Call (813) 286-9814.
HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL. Large 2BR ground
floor. Just steps to beach, fully furnished. Bikes, cable,
washer/dryer. $475/week. 704-7650 or 447-6797.


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

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

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

GREAT 1930s era "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.

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
SBeach. Realtor/owner. Home (352) 243-7916, of-
fice (352) 242-0167.
SPECT-Auy-u_-&_GULFVlEW condo. 2BR/2BA on
Anna Maria Island. 803 Gulf Drive S. $800/weekly,
$2,500/monthly. For info call 539-1133 or 747-7302.

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.
FOR RENT 2BR/1BA, great neighborhood and lo-
cation. Close to beach, bay and shopping. $800/
month, available July. Call 737-8555.
CHARMING 1BR/1BA with new tile, kitchen,
washer/dryer, French doors open to private court-
yard. $650/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 Es-
tate Co., 778-6665 or (800) 749-6665.

CHARMING 1BR/1BA APARTMENT furnished in
quiet neighborhood canalfront. Nonsmoking,
washer/dryer. $850/month, includes utilities. Call
778-5405.
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.
CONDO: 1BR/1BA unfurnished annual. Recently
remodeled. Tile throughout. Big pool. Very nice!
One block to beach. $750/month. 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 garage on quiet street west of Gulf Drive. Six
months or annual, $1,500/month. Available August.
778-8470.
ANNUAL RENTALS 2BR/2BA Anna Maria, $750/
month; 2BR/1BA home, Anna Maria, $900/month;
2BR/1BA remodeled apartment, 200 feet to beach,
$875/month. Call Fran Maxon Real Estate, 778-2307.

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.

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.

ANNUAL 2BR/1.5BA, elevated duplex, view of Gulf
and bay. Steps to beach. $845/month, plus utilities.
No pets. 922-2473.
ROOMMATE WANTED to share half duplex with
38-year old Christian male in Bradenton Beach.
Half block to Gulf. $450/month and half of electric.
Nonsmoking. Call 778-3320.
WATERVIEW Perico Bay Club, 2BR/2BA, gated
community, luxury condo, turnkey. Available now
through Dec. 31, 2002. $1,200/month, plus electric.
Nonsmoking. 778-3320.
APARTMENT 1BR/1BA, private, nice, half-block to
beach. Available now until October. $550/month,
some utilities included. Possible annual, pet OK.
Details 778-3070.


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1BR/1BA FULLY FURNISHED with washer/dryer,
utilities, cable included. Bradenton Beach/Cortez area.
$875/month, first, last and $200 security. 761-2725.

ANNA MARIA VACATION rental. Duplex, both 2BR/1 BA,
steps to beach, lovingly remodeled, beautifully decorated.
Each side $800/month. T. Dolly Young Real Estate, 778-
0807 or 778-5730.

ANNUAL ELEVATED DUPLEX, Holmes Beach, 2BR/
1.5BA, garage, large yard on Clark Lake. Two blocks to
Gulf, $850/month, includes water. 778-1070 or (941) 276-
2011 or (941) 625-2889.

SEASONAL 1BR/1BA duplex, turnkey furnished. Small
pet welcome. Walk to beach. Ceramic tile floors, up to
date. $750/month, plus electric. 778-0176.

LOVELY HOLMES BEACH duplex. 2BR/1 BA, one block
to beach, annual lease, $800/month. Call (813) 961-2305
evenings; (727) 552-1133, extension 158, days.

LONGBOAT KEY 3BR/2BA canalfront. Short stroll to
sugar-sand beaches and beautiful Joan Durante Park.
$1,800/month. 725-2826.

ANNUAL RENTALS 2BR/2BA condos, first and second
floor units in Westbay Cove and Westbay Point and Moor-
ings. Old Florida Realty, 778-3377.

ANNUAL 2BR/1 BA elevated duplex, Avenue B. Block to
beach, new carpet, paint, etc. Small pet OK. $750/month.
778-4837.

Buy it, sell it, find it FAST in The Islander classified.


PERICO BAY CLUB 2BR/2BA condo in gated community,
pool, tennis, carport, washer/dryer and lake view, $950/
month, plus utilities. Sunny Shores, 1BR/1BA, furnished
apartment, washer/dyer, close to beach, $1,000 includes
utilities. Peacock Lane, 2BR/2BA, furnished duplex, washer/
dryer, $1000/month, plus utilities. Wedebrock Real Estate
Company, 778-6665 or (800) 749-6665.

2BR/1 BA FURNISHED duplex in Holmes Beach. Steps to
beach. $875/month, utilities included. Six-month mini-
mum. 778-2556.



L 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? Bud-
get Self- Storage can help. Daily, weekly, monthly spe-
cials. Boxes and packing supplies. 795-5510.

LONGBOAT KEY former bank building, 4,700 square.
feet, zoned office/professional. Twenty parking spaces,
contemporary design, great visibility. $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 renovation un-
der way. 778-4523, 737-1121, (800) 977-0803. FSBO,
Brokers protected.


ISLAND LIVING YOU CAN AFFORD! Turn key furnished
1BR/1BA 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. Infor-
mation on-site at 4806 Gulf Drive, or call 778-4523 or
(800) 977-0803.
MOBILE HOME for sale. 55+ park, no pets. Walk to
beach. On the Intracoastal. $11,000. Call (419) 385-7981
for further information.

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

BAYFRONT Gorgeous sunsets, executive home site.
Deep water with seawall, 100-feet on Palma Sola Bay.
$775,000. 794-5485.

FOR SALE BY OWNER Duplex, 1 BR/1 BA and 1 BR/1 BA
with extra room and laundry room. 1,400 square feet.
3503 Sixth Ave., Holmes Beach. $279,000. 761-9028.

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY only, June 23,10-4. 788 North
Shore Drive, Anna Maria.

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Great vacation home or rental. Heated
pool and within walking distance to every-
thing. $349,000. Call Ed Oliveira at 778-
4800 or 705-4800.






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2BR/2BA unit in this small well located
complex. Building refurbished last year.
Weekly rentals allowed. NOW turnkey
furnished! $429,000. Call Ken Rickett at
778-3026.


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







EXPANSIVE BAYFRONT VIEWS of the
Islands and Sunshine Skyway Bridge from
this stunning 3BR/2BA home. Boat dock
with davits, huge lot. $799,000. Call Jane
Grossman or Nicole Skaggs at 778-4800
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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 ..... $529,000

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

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

ISLAND HOMES.
CONDOS & LOTS
Sun Plaza West #201 ...... $425,000

140 50th St............ NEW $489,500

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

Beacha- 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

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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

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