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Skimming the news ... Fishing winners change, $12,000 to Center, page 24.


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Happy Fourth! See page 18


"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"


Volume 10, no. 33, June 26, 2002 FREE


Sun setting on Arvida's Perico project?


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Faced with legal battles that could tie up its contro-
versial Perico Island housing development for years,
Boca Raton-based Arvida corporation could be having
second thoughts about proceeding with the embattled
project.
Attorney Dan Lobeck, who represents several par-
ties in a court case against the City of Bradenton's ap-
proval of Arvida's plan, said Bradenton City Attorney
Bill Lisch has "indicated that the developer [Arvida]


does not have a present interest in pushing the litiga-
tion forward."
In plain English, that could mean Arvida, Florida's
largest private landowner, appears not to be interested
at present in proceeding with the development, Lobeck
said.
But before anybody starts a celebration party that
the Arvida-Perico Island project has been abandoned,
Lobeck sounded a cautionary note.
It doesn't mean Arvida has given up its plan to
build 10-story condominiums on the presently undevel-


oped portion of Perico Island and add 2,000 people to
the neighborhood, and it doesn't mean the end of
Lobeck's court case.
Lobeck said he has to continue the lawsuit against
the City of Bradenton and show some activity at least
once a year. Otherwise, a judge could throw out the
case and Arvida could proceed with development with-
out any further legal hassles. So the legal action will
continue.
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the pink
These roseate
spoonbills (Ajaia
ajaja of the ibis
family) enjoy lunch
in the shallows
offshore of Perico
Island recently,
plating their fate in
view of the pro-
posed Arvida
development.
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their bill side to
side, feeling in the
mud for aquatic
invertebrates, and
nest in colonies with
herons. And they
proliferate along
the Perico shore.
Islander Photo:
J.L. Robertson


Cortez again location

for movie scenes
Cortez once again is about to be immortalized as
part of a motion picture, its waterfront to be used in
filming some scenes for "Out of Time."
Part of the Denzel Washington thriller will be shot
at the former Sigma fish house, now developed'by the
Rivolta Group as Cortez Wood Design and Cortez
Cove Marina. A contract was signed reserving the
property for MGM until mid-August, said Rivolta
spokesman Richard Storm.
He said movie crews will be working there to
modify the buildings to motion picture specifications,
similar to changes elsewhere in the fishing village for
locations for "Great Expectations" in 1996.
Earlier the filmmakers had scouted Anna Maria
Island for locations, before settling on Boca Grande as
a prime set for the film.
Storm said he didn't know when the shooting
would begin or what part Cortez would play in the
movie.


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$300,000 for Bradenton

Beach sidewalks
CME member Susan King, who works for
the Florida Department of Transportation in
Bartow, brought some good news to the CME's
June 19 meeting.
The DOT has earmarked $300,000 for
Bradenton Beach next year for sidewalks and bike
paths inside because there is a safety issue, particu-
larly along the S-curve on Gulf Drive. The money
is from the DOT's safety-enhancement funds.
Now, it's up to the city to develop a project to
utilize the funds, she said, but it can't use any of the
money to purchase rights of way.
The money is separate from funding for a multi-
use path that will run along both sides of Gulf Drive
to the Longboat Bridge and connect there. The city
already has about $240,000 for that project, and has
applied for a grant expected to provide additional
funding of approximately $400,000.


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Cortez tall ship
in parade Thursday
One of our own tall ships will be in the parade
of tall ships that will be viewed by thousands of
spectators Thursday, June 27, off the bayfront in
St. Petersburg as part of the Americas' Sail St.
Petersburg-2002 festival this weekend.
The "Francis Crow," a schooner built in
Chesapeake Bay for the charter trade in 1989,
has as her home port the Seafood Shack in
Cortez. She is captained by Geoffrey Kendrick, is
50 feet long and usually plies her trade on day
sails off the Island.
More details, inside.

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Perico development questioned
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
While Lobeck said his clients don't want to tie up
the lawsuit in the court system, they also don't want
Arvida to have a free rein to develop their project.
Lobeck, however, would be happy if Arvida just threw
in the towel.
"Arvida could abandon the development and ap-
proach us to settle the case. That would mean they
agree the development judgment was invalid."
Although Lobeck declined to speculate on the di-
rection Arvida will take, he suspects Arvida's contract
to buy the property has expired.
"Typically, Arvida agrees to purchase the land
contingent on development approval," he said.
With two lawsuits currently pending against that ap-
proval that could tie up the project in court for several
years, Arvida could very well be losing interest in another
purchase contract or extension, Lobeck suggested.
And Arvida's not likely to build anything on Perico
Island until it has won all legal battles, Lobeck indi-
cated. That's because the Florida Supreme Court re-
cently ruled in favor of the plaintiffs in a case on
Florida's east coast near Jupiter. The developer there
was forced to tear down an apartment complex which
was built despite the lawsuit filed against approval of
that project.
But according to Whiting Preston, the Perico Is-
land property owner selling the ex-farmland to Arvida,
nothing has changed in his deal, despite what Lobeck
might think. Arvida hasn't backed out, but Preston
admitted that nothing is really happening.
"There isn't any new news with regard to the situ-
ation with Arvida," said Preston.
He declined to indicate any contract expiration date
or the purchase price, and he was not in a position to
comment on anything said by Lobeck or Lisch.
Efforts to reach Arvida central Florida operations
president Ed Hill in Orlando for comment on the
company's position were unsuccessful.
Lisch was unavailable for comment until next
week, his office said.
Glen Compton of ManaSota-88, the environmen-
tal group that has long been opposed to the Arvida
project and has one of two lawsuits pending against the


The sun rises over Perico Island across Anna Maria Sound from the Island. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy


See related Perico article

on pages 8, 14

development, said it was "encouraging" that Arvida is
"no longer pushing forward" in the court case, but he
acknowledged it's not over.
"The best news would be if they come to the con-
clusion not to proceed," he said.
And ManaSota-88 is prepared for that conclusion
and would immediately organize an effort by a non-
profit group or groups to purchase the property from
the Preston family and save Perico from any future
development, Compton said.
"That would be the best thing that could happen for
Perico Island," he said.
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore, whose city
has joined one of the lawsuits against Bradenton, said
she didn't trust Arvida and thought it was just "stalling
for time."


"I'll believe they've lost interest when I see them
publicly acknowledge they're backing out of the deal,"
said Whitmore.
Manatee County Commissioner Jane von
Hahmann, whose district includes Cortez and the Is-
land, was not as cautious as Whitmore.
"That's incredible news," said von Hahmann. "If
it comes true that they [Arvida] back out, we should
immediately pursue the idea of purchasing the property
and I'll be happy to organize the effort."
Von Hahmann, Whitmore, other Island mayors and
residents have been critical of the project since its in-
ception in 1999.
Opponents of the Arvida-Perico Island develop-
ment have cited the environmental damage of the
project, the impact another 2,000 residents would have
on State Road 64 (Manatee Avenue), the Anna Maria
Island Bridge and the Island infrastructure, not to men-
tion the prospect of Island residents waking up every
morning to see 10-story condominiums rising over
Perico Island instead of a Florida sunrise.


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THE ISLANDER U JUNE 26, 2002 U PAGE 3


Paid parking in Bradenton Beach... maybe


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Paid parking in Bradenton Beach has been dis-
cussed so much during the past five years, residents
might start thinking it's part of the city name.
And it's. still being discussed, although moving
closer to becoming a reality.
Mayor John Chappie told the city's committee
studying parking needs, the Corridor Management En-
tity, at its June 19 meeting that the city commission has
given "conceptual approval" to paid parking in the
downtown area. Now, it's up to the CME to come up
with the plan to present to the commission.
Police Chief Sam Speciale and former Mayor Connie
Drescher of the CME's parking committee will now come
up with the details. That means the location, type and cost
of the meters, how much time can be purchased at a paid
parking location, who will collect the money, where will
the funds go and who gets to spend it?
Like everything else to do with parking in
Bradenton Beach, or any Island city, there's an ur-
gency.
The CME would like something in place by the
time the next winter tourist season rolls around.
In other news at the CME meeting, Chappie said


he's ready to send out a letter to the Florida Department
of Transportation regarding the schedule of the Cortez
Bridge openings for boat traffic.
At present, the bridge is raised three times hourly
on demand between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., while the CME
wants it reduced to twice hourly.
And it may take the intervention of Congress to get
that approved.
The DOT first does a traffic study, counting the num-
ber of vehicles crossing the bridge hourly for a 14-day
period in season, then 14 days out of season. The study is
forwarded to the U.S. Coast Guard for a decision.
The last time such a request came to the U.S.C.G.
from Bradenton Beach was five years ago and it was
turned down flat. However, twice-hourly opening times
for the Longboat Pass Bridge were approved last year.
CME member Ed Chiles suggested it might be
time to get the area's congressional representatives
behind the measure before it goes to the Coast Guard.
The CME also discussed the use of modular news-
paper racks to replace the single racks currently used
by a variety of publications in the city. CME Chairman
Harry Brown said he'll work with the committee to
come up with some recommended locations to forward
to the city commission.


Blood sisters, brothers
Recipients of the annual Anna Maria Island Blood Drive cash donation, Gail Straight of Wildlife Inc.,
Pierrette Kelly of the Anna Maria Island Community Center; Mitch Stewart of the Privateers and Jo Ann
Meilner of Turtle Watch, met with Elaine Ackel of the Manatee Community Blood Center, and representing
the sponsors, Shona Otto and Rebecca Barnett of The Islander and Ilona Kenrick of Marina Pointe Realty Co.
for an exchange of funds. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy



Meetings


Anna Maria City
June 26, 6:30 p.m., Environmental Enhancement and
Education Committee meeting.
June 27, 7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda: re-
ports and updates on various committee meetings,
mayor's report on security and voice mail system, set
dates for draft wireless master plan presentation, first
reading on proposed turtle ordinance, first reading on
beach property ordinance, first reading on interior lot line
ordinance, charter review commission progress report,
review of disaster manual, appointment of citizen of the
year committee, planning and zoning board recommen-
dation on Villa Rosa project and public comment.
July 2, 7 p.m., charter review commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
June 28, 8:30 a.m., city commission budget meeting.
July 2, 11 a.m., parking-traffic subcommittee meeting.


July 2, 1 p.m., scenic highway committee meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
June 27, 10 a.m., code enforcement board meeting.
June 27, 1:30 p.m., planning commission meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Holiday Closures
Offices in the cities of Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach,
Holmes Beach and Longboat Key will be closed July 4.
Recycling and yard waste for the cities of Anna Maria,
Holmes Beach and Longboat Key will not take place on
July 4. Alternate pickup date for those cities will be July
6. There will be no change of service in Bradenton Beach.
The Islander offices will be closed July 4. There will be
no change in classified or display advertising sched-
ules for the Fourth of July holiday.


Committee members were also concerned that a
proposed grant to establish a park-and-ride system
from Coquina Beach bayside to the Bridge Street area
for workers in the Central Redevelopment Agency
could take some time to obtain. That would mean the
city would have to go through another winter season
without parking relief.
"We're concerned about this tourist season," said
Drescher. She suggested it might be possible to utilize
Cortez Beach this winter for employees of businesses
in the CRA until a park-and-ride system is operational.
Mike Guy of the Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan
Planning Organization said it might be possible, but the
city would still need an interlocal agreement with
Manatee County.
The CME also discussed a recommendation from
its parking committee that the city ask Manatee County
Area Transit to look into establishing a park-and-ride
program for its Islandwide trolley system on Cortez
Road. The feeling is that Cortez Road is really devel-
oping and in five years, the road and bridge will be ex-
tremely congested.
Drescher spoke about the possibility of obtaining
a congestion management grant for assistance in build-
ing trolley-stop shelters.



Scholarship


winners in


July 4 parade

By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Marisa Bergquist and fellow scholarship winners
will be the main features of the Anna Maria Island Pri-
vateers-sponsored Fourth of July parade, and it's not
too late to share their achievements.
Parade entries will be accepted right up until the
procession begins at Coquina Beach at 10 a.m. July 4,
said chairman Greg Luzier. He'd prefer anyone con-
templating participation call him at 779-2306 or Rick
Maddox at 794-2599 to obtain an application, fill it out
and mail it to him in advance at 2113 Avenue B, Apart-
ment B, Bradenton Beach FL 34217. But paraders can
squeeze in late, he said.
No marchers participate in this annual event be-
cause of the length they'd have to travel the seven-mile
route afoot. It's dubbed "the longest little parade in the
world," and wheeled vehicles of every description -
from bikes and scooters to trucks and trailered boats -
are welcome, decorated in appropriate patriotic themes.
The parade will travel from Coquina north on Gulf
Drive through Bradenton Beach, along East Bay Bou-
levard to Manatee Avenue, back on Gulf northward, to
Marina Drive and on to Anna Maria.
Marisa Bergquist of Holmes Beach was awarded
the top Whitey Horton scholarship of $2,500, Priva-
teers President Mitch Stewart said. Daughter of the Gib
(the Cracker) and Madeline Bergquist of Holmes
Beach, she is a senior studying filmmaking at Florida
State University.
Her scholarship is from a fund set up by the fam-
ily of longtime Pirvateer Whitey Horton, who died nine
years ago.
Other Privateers scholarship winners are:
Megan Brady, junior in industrial psychology a'
the University of South Florida, $500 award given ir
honor of the Sandpiper Motor Resort.
Allison Griffin, sophomore in nursing at Manatee
Community College, $500.
Angela Joseph, MCC freshman in health science,
$500.
Stephanie Simmons, USF junior in criminology an
pre-law, $500.
The awards are made on bases of general academic
achievement, scholastic record, need, and a letter by the
student outlining what the scholarship would do for
him/her.
After the parade the winners, paraders, Privateers
and spectators will celebrate the holiday at a public
gathering at the Cafe on the Beach restaurant at Mana-
tee Public Beach at the west end of Manatee Avenue.






PAGE 4 K JUNE 26, 2002 0 THE ISLANDER


Escarpment gone, turtle nesting dismal


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Men and machines have leveled a four-foot escarp-
ment on the Anna Maria Island beach, clearing away
the only natural barrier to sea turtles nesting here.
It kept some loggerheads from laying eggs, but it
apparently had no hand in the "dismal" showing of
nests this year, said Turtle Watch preservationists.
Nests are substantially below last year's total all along
the Gulf Coast.
The storm of two weeks ago sent waves far up the
beach to form a sand cliff four feet high along the front
of. the beach renourishment project, recently com-
pleted. It ran from just north of Coquina Beach into the
City of Anna Maria.
It was a natural result of the storm two weeks ago
following the recent beach renourishment, said Suzi
Fox, director of Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch. She
asked Manatee County, the renourishment project co-
ordinator, to level the sand cliff after determining it was



Tougher turtle



ordinance for



Anna Maria

Anna Maria's city commission will have the first
reading of a new turtle ordinance at its June 27 meet-
ing that would provide greater protection for the sea
creatures, particularly during turtle nesting season.
A related ordinance dealing with property left on
the beach overnight will also have its first reading,
Mayor SueLynn said.
The proposed ordinance deals primarily with lights
on or near the beach during the turtle nesting season
from May I to Oct. 31 each year.
The ordinance will set lighting standards for new
construction, existing development and structures and
publicly owned lighting structures.
A number of activities will also be prohibited or
restricted on or near the beach from sunrise to sunset
during turtle nesting season under the ordinance.
Prohibited activities include the operation of mo-
tor vehicles, campfires, temporary lighting, parking,
construction and excavation and temporary structures.
While the turtle ordinance will prohibit temporary
structures on the beach during the nesting season, the
ordinance dealing with property left on the beach over-
night will be in effect throughout the year.
Temporary structures banned from the beach
from sunset to sunrise include beach chairs, umbrel-
las, cabanas, personal watercraft, boats, trailers and
"any other items that have the potential for entrap-
ment of marine turtles and which may interfere with
the use of the natural beach environmental nesting
habitat."
The turtle ordinance also declares it unlawful to kill,
molest or injure marine turtles and it is unlawful to pos-
sess any part of a marine turtle, turtle nest or eggs.
The turtle ordinance is essentially the "same as that


interfering with turtles looking to head into the beach
for a nesting spot.
Hard evidence of the cliff's adverse effect on
turtles was turned in by a couple near the Beach House
Restaurant in Bradenton Beach, who reported they saw
a big loggerhead trying to climb the escarpment and
finally turning back into the Gulf without nesting.
After an encouraging jumpstart all around the state,
nesting has tapered off until "now it's just dismal," Fox
said.
Jerris Foote, Mote Marine Laboratory's top turtle
expert and director of preservation for Sarasota County,
told Fox that nests for all of Longboat, Siesta and
Casey keys this year so far total 417, compared with
676 at the same time last year.
On Anna Maria, 56 nests have been tallied by
Turtle Watch patrols, compared with 82 at this time last
year.
Jo Ann Meilner, Island Turtle Watch board mem-
ber, said volunteers are keeping a close eye on two


nests near the water's edge, ready to move the eggs if
the water invades the nests. The state prohibits moving
them unless water actually gets into the nest, she said.
Two nests were destroyed by the mid-June storm.
Her campaign to keep lights off the beach inter-
rupted by the storm and its aftermath, Fox plans to get
tough this week and next.
She listed 23 offenders two weeks ago, and said
several have called her with plans to get off the list but
she hasn't been able to check them yet. On emerging
from the nest, baby turtles instinctively head for the
sparkle of the Gulf's surface and the comparative safety
of the water. Often, however, lights ashore visible from
the beach attract them to their death by trapping them
in shore vegetation, or leading them to parking lots,
dehydration and other perils.
Of those beach lighting offenders she has been able
to revisit, Fox said several have corrected deficiencies in
lighting: Martinique North condominiums, Gulf Place
condos, One Stop Shell Shop and Bermuda Bay Club.


Escarpment
The small cliff shown here near two beachwalkers was insurmountable for loggerhead turtles hoping to nest
on the beach. It went from Bradenton Beach to Anna Maria, the length of the recently renourished beach, and
Manatee County crews arrived to smooth it out last week at the request of Turtle Watch.


of Bradenton Beach," said Mayor SueLynn. "It pro-
vides greater protection for the turtles" than the current
ordinance.
SueLynn observed that the instances of property
left on the beach overnight seem to have increased
since beach renourishment.


Among the items banned from the beach overnight
throughout the year by the proposed property ordinance
will be volleyball nets and posts, canopies, beach chairs
and food containers.
"Basically, no property can be left on the beach
overnight," said the mayor.


Bradenton Beach OKs new turtle.friendly streetlights


By Paul Roat
Bradenton Beach is practicing what it teaches
when it comes to marine turtles and lighting.
City commissioners approved spending $2,680 last
week to retrofit 55 streetlights that cast light onto the
beach. Sea turtles, both females who come ashore to lay
eggs in the summer and the babies who hatch from
those nests, tend to become disoriented by lights that
shine on the beach.
Turtles instinctively head toward the faint light that
reflects off the water at night; streetlights or other illu-
mination can draw turtles toward roads and under ve-
hicle tires, into shoreline vegetation and imminent de-
hydration to their death.
Bradenton Beach officials passed a strict ordinance
several years ago to keep lights off the beach. "In the


past the lighting portion of the Turtle Protection Ordi-
nance was enforced by encouraging temporary fixes,"
Building Official Bob Welch wrote to commissioners.
"This led to indifference and meant that every year the
same 'battle' had to be fought. This department is now
encouraging permanent fixes."
Welch said that since the city was encouraging
businesses and homeowners to come into year-round
compliance with the pro-turtle lighting laws, "I feel that
it is a good time to consider bringing the city's light-
ing into substantial conformance as well."
Florida Power and Light agreed to replace the ex-
isting streetlights with special fixtures that are "turtle
friendly" at a cost of $52 per unit.
"This is just great," said Turtle Watch Director
Suzi Fox. She said that the new lights won't be 100


percent turtle friendly but will be a vast improvement
over existing streetlights. "I don't know if we'll ever be
able to get to 100 percent," she said, "but I'll go for
anything that is better than what's out there now."
Fox and other Turtle Watch representatives trav-
eled to the east coast of Florida last year to observe a
test area of road-imbedded street lights. The resulting
study could change the way roads are lighted near
beaches in the future.
"It appears to work better than anything we've seen
to date," Fox said, although a company with local ties
is now producing similar lights that are solar powered.
"The solar lights represent a huge potential savings to
government over FPL's options, if we can get them
approved."


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THE ISLANDER 0 JUNE 26, 2002 M PAGE 5


Turtle enthusiast nervously awaits first births


The season's first loggerhead hatchlings are expected
to dig their way out of their Coquina Beach nest any night
now, and Tom Van Ness can hardly contain himself.
Turtle Watch volunteers Sue Nudd of Bradenton
Beach and Marie Woodson of Bradenton found the nest
at daybreak April 27, a few days ahead of the anticipated
season kickoff May 1, and just in time for Mother's Day.
Van Ness is the tiny loggerheads' surrogate father,
the Turtle Watch volunteer coordinator who helped
move the first nest from the path of the beach
renourishment to "safer ground" on Coquina Beach.
He's been pacing the beach for the past several
nights with the expected deadline for birth a bit past
now. Turtle Watch puts the incubation period at about
55 days, though Van Ness said his experience shows
the time more like 60 days.
It's not just the calendar he's watching a sau-
cer-like depression has appeared above the nest, he
said, a sure sign that delivery time is imminent, he
explained. When hatchlings start to break out of
their eggs a three- to five-day process they
start squirming, absorbing nutrients from within the
shell and displacing sand which falls under them.
Consequently, there is an indentation above the nest.
It takes them about three days to fight their way to the
surface of the beach, Van Ness said. When they do, it
appears as if the sand is boiling above the nest. Bubble,
bubble.
Once at the surface, they head for the Gulf at a turtle
dead run, instinctively attracted by the sparkle of the wa-
ter. Unlike much of the Island, there are no man-made
lights at Coquina to lure them upland to their death, he
said.
Once in the water the hatchlings swim nonstop for up
to 20 hours, he said, one mile an hour until they can find
safety in the offshore weedline.
"Nature helps them as much as it can," he said. "They
normally come out of the nest in the dark between 8 and
11 o'clock at night, and they swim a terrifically long way
for such tiny things.
"The process always amazes me. It's like pizza
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Staking out
turtles
Turtle Watch
Director Suzi Fox
marked a new sea
turtle nest Saturday
in front of a Willow
Avenue beachfront
home, and another
was found at the
Willow Street beach
walkover Tuesday
morning to account
for 56 loggerhead
nests so far this
year on Anna Maria
Island. Willow
Street residents will
have plenty of
hatchlings to watch
for in 55-60 days.
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O111101pinion

Talkin' trash
Last week's visit to the proudly acclaimed "pristine
beaches in Anna Maria" left us wondering... who put
the trash out?
Who put their butts out on the beach? is more like
it. Aside from the usual fast-food packaging, soda cans,
beer cans and sundry plastics, there were hundreds, no,
make that thousands, maybe millions of cigarette butts
in the seaweed washed up by the high tide.
There were so many cigarette filters that from a
slight distance, it appeared the seagrasses were speck-
led with thin white shells.
Hello, people! Cigarette butts don't evaporate.
They remain in the environment as long as a plastic six-
pack rings. Under the thin paper wrapper, they're
PLASTIC! They're known to kill marine life, includ-
ing sea turtles and dolphins. It's a disgusting sight.
Don't get us wrong here, beachgoers (smokers, you
know who you are) in Holmes Beach and Bradenton
Beach are just as guilty. But county crews rake the
beach along the tide line in both of those cities and
while the seaweed disappears, the butts get buried or
tumbled aside in the sand, remaining to do congenital
harm.
The raking seems a futile yet expensive task, re-
quiring heavy equipment and an operator. What harm
does the seaweed do?
We suggest the county and Island cities look into
hiring a crew to make regular weekly "sweeps" of the
beaches on foot, removing rather than burying debris.
They can "86" the tractor and put the driver in charge
of the cleanup crew which might comprise workers
required to provide community service hours.
Another suggestion, this one from a beach walker
and Turtle Watch volunteer- who incidentally arrived
at the Manatee Public Beach with a bag of just-col-
lected trash to meet up with other "turtle walkers" -
was for waterfront restaurants to stop serving
Styrofoam and plastic containers, also long-lasting
environmental hazards.
Cafe on the Beach took a first step in eliminating
straws from drinks quite some time ago, but the piers
and other sources of "outdoor service" could go a step
further in eliminating long-lasting waste from appear-
ing on the beach and in our waters.
When the late Lady Bird Johnson started her "Keep
America Beautiful" campaign to eliminate litter, she
focused on our highways and byways.
On Anna Maria Island, we're focused on the
beauty of our beaches and waterways.
Please, keep your butts to yourself. Don't litter.



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More on
beach junk
Regarding Suzi Fox's June 19 opinion letter,
"Too much junk on the beach," which prompted me
to ask these questions:
I understand how light may disorient a turtle's
coming and going. Does a chair or a toy lying on the
beach disorient them also? Or do they just go around
it? Now that we have a much larger beach for nest-
ing turtles, do they travel farther to lay their eggs?
Are they annoyed at having to walk farther to reach
it?
The fact that the sand is much softer and not
compacted yet must make it harder to walk on. I bet
they're exhausted by the time they reach their nest-
ing spot. I am sure once they start digging, a smile
crosses their faces. The sand being softer makes
reaching their desired depth much easier or does
it? Then comes the long trek back to the water. It
must be really tiring. It is for me.
I am considering getting myself an all-terrain ve-
hicle. Maybe I will run into the Turtle Watch ATV
and we can have a race through the obstacle course
of seven tents, 20 chairs, toys and plastic articles
flying through the air. I forgot to include the roped-
off turtle nests and the walking volunteers.
The loser buys coffee.
Then I can tell her she is right about slavery
being abolished for people but the turtles still have
theirs. You suggest a year-around law that makes
everyone remove objects from the beach at night.
Hey, but I didn't leave any.
We should all try to collect the toys we have too
many of and take them home. Take the plastic and
broken chairs and throw them in the garbage bins
found at most beach exits. Take down your tents. All
this stuff could be dangerous and hurt a person -
oops!
I meant a turtle.
Werner Hoecker, Holmes Beach


That blooming algae
Why all the complaints about the horrible stench
from the blooming algae? We are told that the blue-
green algae has bloomed in record amounts off Anna
Maria Island, creating an interesting aroma, espe-
cially along the east side of the Island.
It is spring and as all of nature awakens in
spring, so must the ocean, not wanting to be a step-
child. Of course, it cannot produce the sweet, en-
chanting fragrance of trees and flowers, planted in
soil on land, such as the white lilac, roses orchids
and the manifold tropical beauties, which enhance
our lives. The algae, however, must live in salt wa-
ter.
The algae does not bloom forever, either, so let's
be patient. Everything on our globe passes, the good
and the bad.
My thought is, if we would have to experience
a horrible, devastating hurricane on our Island, I am
sure everyone, without exception, would gladly and
gratefully exchange the worst stench for nature's
rage.
Let me add that in consideration of what the hu-
man race, since taking over Earth, has done and still
continues to do to God's creation, to nature and the
environment for greed and selfishness' sake, rigor-
ously, without pity, trampling down all laws of na-
ture, this stench could not be compared to Mother
Nature's decision to retaliate for the uncounted,
unnamable transgressions against her and her chil-
dren by sending into the world such a horrible, intol-
erable and killing stench, transporting all of us,
guilty or innocent, straight to hell.
Let us always remember that the earth does not
belong to man, but that man belongs to the earth.
With this in mind, it is so easy to tolerate even the
blooming of the algae, especially since we are
blessed to have air conditioning, being able to close
our windows and doors.
Eleanore Katharina Stein, Holmes Beach





THE ISLANDER 0 JUNE 26, 2002 M PAGE 7

Letter blasting Turtle Watch deemed bogus


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
A letter to the editor received by The Islander say-
ing Turtle Watch director Suzi Fox and her program are
"ridiculous" and she would "better serve this commu-
nity" by picking up beach trash or helping senior citi-
zens may be a fake.
The letter was authored by someone alleging to be
Hanz Dieter, who said he was a retired scientist from
Germany, and visits Anna Maria from four to six
months every year.
In addition to criticizing Fox and Turtle Watch in
his letter, Dieter claimed he and his doctor/son killed
a near-dead turtle found on the beach in Anna Maria
last year and made turtle soup and turtle dinners from
the animal and shared these with their Anna Maria
neighbors.
"It was absolutely delicious and some of my neigh-
bors were amazed at the richness of the soup I made,"
the letter said.
Dieter also said he cleaned up the turtle shell and
shipped it to Germany where it now stands above the
fireplace of his son's home in Bavaria
But the address Dieter gave in his letter for his resi-
dence in Germany turned out to be a hotel and restau-
rant in Stuttgart named Wortz Zur Weinsteige.
Contacted by The Islander in Germany, hotel
owner Richard Scherle said he has no current guest
named "Hanz Dieter" and could find no record of any-
one with that name staying at the hotel in the past five
years. And "Dieter" is a German first or middle name,
not a last name, and Hanz would be spelled with an "s"
not a "z," he said.
Scherle also questioned the date on the letter, writ-
ten as "June 22, 2002." A German, said Scherle, would
write the date as "06.22.02" or write "22 June 2002."
"So I don't think who wrote this letter is German,"
Scherle said. "I think it's made to look like a German.
"This is absolutely terrible," he added. "This is not
from us. It may have been a guest who stayed here with
a different name is using my address, but I don't know
this person. I am very upset someone is using my ad-
dress for this terrible letter."


He said the last time he was in Florida was in 1999
and he stayed in Key West. He said he's never been to
Anna Maria Island. "We love Florida and I would
never support this type of letter," Scherle said.
Efforts to locate any local address for Hanz Dieter
were unsuccessful. No listing for any Hanz Dieter was
found in the Island or Bradenton telephone directory.
An Island resident who lived for many years in
Germany said a man named Dieter Layh stayed in
Anna Maria this past winter season, but he was from
Switzerland, not Germany, and was not a retired scien-
tist and did not have a son who is a doctor of forensic
medicine, as the letterwriter claimed.
Turtle Watch board member Jo Ann Meilner was
also skeptical of the authenticity of the letter.
"I can't image they could butcher a turtle and share
it with their neighbors on this Island and not have us
hear about it," she said.
While a few visitors might not know that killing or
handling a turtle is illegal, certainly all local residents
would know that and word would spread quickly if
somebody had a turtle for dinner, said Meilner.
"I would be amazed if that truly happened. I think


it's just a big bag of wind," she theorized.
Lt. Jeff Hudson of the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission said sea turtles are an en-
dangered species and protected by state, federal and
international law.
In addition to simply handling a turtle, other vio-
lations that occurred, according to the letter, would be
killing the turtle, dressing the turtle, eating turtle soup
or meat and keeping and shipping the turtle shell over-
seas, he said.
Hudson said, however, that unless the person were
actually caught with the turtle shell in his possession,
it would be difficult to prove a case against the
letterwriter, even if he were found.
Under Florida law, persons who handle a turtle or
take any of its parts are subject to a maximum fine of
$500 or 60 days in jail. Federal law provides a penalty
of up to $100,000 in fines and a one-year prison sen-
tence.
The letter had a Manasota postmark dated June 22
and was delivered by mail to The Islander on June 24.
The Islander's "opinion letters" are verified for
authenticity prior to publication.

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Arvida-Perico


Island born in


controversy
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The battle over the Arvida-Perico Island develop-
ment started in 1998, soon after the City of Bradenton
annexed the land into the city limits. That effectively
removed any development project on the island from
having to pay Manatee County impact fees, or conform
to the county's height restrictions, density require-
ments, or other landuse regulations.
Bradenton then approved the Arvida project in
rapidfire fashion, granting planning and zoning ap-
proval on April 11, 2000, and city council approval a
month later.
Legal challenges began almost immediately and
Florida's Department of Community Affairs has al-
ready sided with Bradenton and Arvida with regard to
compliance of the city's approval for the project.
The Concerned Citizens of Manatee County filed
a lawsuit claiming that the Arvida project does not fit
with Bradenton's master development plan. Another
lawsuit against the project was filed by ManaSota-88
over environmental issues.
Arvida has said it plans to build 898 luxury con-
dominiums on 353 acres on the northern peninsula of
Perico Island. The project calls for 130 three-story
townhomes, four six-story buildings, five seven-story
buildings, and five 10-story buildings.
Arvida is the community development arm of the
Jacksonville-based St. Joe Company. It is Florida's
largest private landowner and has completed numerous
upscale housing developments in Florida, including
Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra, Grande Bay and Marina Bay
on Longboat Key, Bird Key in Sarasota, and the
Weston Country Club in Weston.
Ongoing projects are located throughout the state, and
a current development is under way near Panama City.


Longboat Key supports Island skate park


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Longboat Key town commissioners have agreed
to budget $5,000 for an Anna Maria Island skate-
board park even though census data indicate there are
only 226 children on Longboat Key under the age of
18.
Consensus among the other Island elected offi-
cials present the Barrier Island Elected Officials
meeting is that most Island commissioners support
the project as long as liability fears are resolved.
Holmes Beach Commissioner Don Maloney did
note that the city's parks and beautification commit-
tee has raised an objection to having the micro-skate
park located on city property and has recommended
the park be built on county property.
Maloney said the fact that the Holmes Beach Po-
lice Department is willing to take on responsibility to
make the park work is appealing and as far as liabil-
ity is concerned, the damage caused by skateboard-
ers to the Island Branch Library steps is a liability that
already exists.
Bradenton Beach Mayor John Chappie was also
present at the BIEO meeting and clarified that at a re-
cent mayors meeting Manatee County Administrator
Ernie Padget said the "county will participate in one
form or another." As far as Chappie understood, he
said, there has been no commitment yet from the
county to either build or assume liability for the park.


In the meantime, Holmes Beach Police Lt. Dale
Stephenson and Chief Jay Romine gathered informa-
tion from Indian Rocks Beach where a new skateboard
park is in use.
According to their report, a city staff member only
mans the park on the weekends. The rest of the week
it remains unsupervised with staff members making
spot checks for permits and safety equipment.
Romine said that Indian Rocks Beach City Man-
ager Tom Brobeil advised him that the city's insurance
carrier has no problem with the park remaining un-
manned as long as the regulations are posted and em-
ployees continue to do spot checks.
All park users are required to obtain a permit,
which requires them to sign a waiver of liability. The
permit also states that the city has the right to revoke
a permit based on rule violations and to refuse access
to the park.
Brobeil said that Indian Rocks Beach is consider-
ing issuing stickers to place on a permitted user's hel-
met to make spot checking easier. Brobeil believes a
helmet would not be something that a skater would
loan to non-permitted skaters.
Brobeil offered to arrange a meeting between the
cities' mayors to discuss the benefits of the park. Ac-
cording to Brobeil, that city's mayor was once ada-
mantly opposed to the park, but is now a supporter.
Romine and Stephenson have passed his invita-
tion on to Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore.


A bequest from the late Kay Smalley of Holmes
Beach to the Island Branch Library designated to be
spent on materials for the vision-impaired is seeing
fruition.
As a former member of Friends of the Island
Branch Library, Smalley earmarked $25,000 for her
library legacy, and Friends Vice President Amy Hook
sought professional help from Dr. Thomas E. Blom,
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either black and white or color for readers.
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Anna Maria planning, zoning


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THE ISLANDER 0 JUNE 26, 2002 0 PAGE 9

Island Biz


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
For the second time in the past six weeks Anna
Maria's planning and zoning board has recommended the
city commission approve preliminary plans for the Villa
Rosa canalfront subdivision on South Bay Boulevard.
Developer GSR Inc. brought its revised prelimi-
nary plans back to the board after determining they
would not need any city vacation of right of way on
Palm Avenue. That had been a sticking point between
City Attorney Jim Dye and the attorney representing
the developers during the first P&Z hearing in May.
Instead, the revised plan calls for the first 100 feet
of Palm Avenue to be public access, while the remain-
der of the road leading into the subdivision would be
private.
Senior land-use planner Jim Farr of George F.
Young Inc. also said the revised plan calls for 15
single-family home lots, not 17 as presented in May.
The revised plan eliminates two lots fronting South
Bay Boulevard that had been questioned by the board
previously during the vacation issue discussion.
"We realized the idea of additional lots was not
advantageous to the scope of this project," Farr said.
"From a business point of view, it complicated the
mix."
Farr said the Southwest Florida Water Manage-
ment District had reviewed the project's drainage de-
sign and agreed seawalls were needed to stop direct
discharge into the canals.
Board member Charles Caniff noted the city code
calls for native shoreline to be used for stabilization.
Farr said a portion of the property already has a
seawall, and the developers were asking for a "reason-
able interpretation of the code."
A compromise of sorts was reached when board


member Charlie Daniel suggested developing and in-
stalling a seawall and not have it show. Set it back from
the shoreline and cover it up with "limestone rip rap."
Engineer Frank Foran, also of George F. Young
Inc., said he believed something along those lines could
be worked out with Swiftmud.
Farr cleared up some confusion when he explained
a seawall does "not have to be a concrete piling going
straight down" into the water. "It can be covered with
vegetation."
The seawall concept is not for shoreline stabiliza-
tion but to solve the drainage issue, he said. And any
seawall will not affect the wetlands areas.
Individual lot owners in the subdivision would still
have to apply to the city for a permit to construct a dock
and concrete seawall.
Board members and the developers agreed the sea-
wall in the preliminary plans should be constructed
along these lines.
"They still have to meet all the code requirements,"
said Daniel. Recommending approval of the project to
the city commission tonight is "not going to cause ir-
reparable damage to the community."
Dye agreed that all phases of the project require
building inspection and approval by the city. If Build-
ing Official George McKay spots anything not con-
forming to the city's codes, he can stop the project
immediately.
Dye also said the developers have to meet all city
codes and requirements before obtaining final approval
from the city that will allow them to plat the subdivi-
sion and begin selling individual lots.
The motion to recommend the project to the city
commission passed unanimously and it will be on the
commission agenda at the June 27 meeting, Mayor
SueLynn said.


EEEC looks at newspaper racks


Moving marina
Islands Cove Marina boat and motor repair special-
ists, from left, Chris Burns, Leif Wallenstein,
Quinton Concilius and Nick Consilius, are moving to
Holmes Beach Marina on July 1. Islander Photo:
Rick Catlin

Islands Cove Marina relocating
Islands Cove Marina boat and motor repair shop is
relocating from Catcher's Marina to Holmes Beach
Marina at 202 52nd St. effective July 1, said Nick
Concilius of Island's Cove, and he and son Quinton are
bringing all their repair and service expertise on boat
motors with them.
"We'll be servicing Mercury and Yamaha en-
gines," said Nick, "but we'll also be doing Honda war-
ranty work. That's a new item for us."
The engine repair specialists are also authorized for
repair work on Pro Line, Regal and Key West boats and
engines.
Both Nick and Quinton are certified Yamaha me-
chanics.
"We want to be up and ready by July 1 so we can
continue to service all our valued customers without
missing a beat," said Nick.
For further information on Island's Cove Marina,
call 779-0401.


Anna Maria's Environmental Education and En-
hancement Committee discussed a number of issues at
its June 12 meeting, including the placement of news-
paper racks within city limits.
The committee learned that there are 73 newspaper


101 violations
An independent survey of right-of-way obstruc-
tions in Anna Maria by resident Larry Albert has found
101 violations of the city code, most of them minor
infractions for rocks and vegetation on the city's right
of way, Albert claimed.
In his unofficial report, which was sent to Code
Enforcement Officer Gerry Rathvon on June 17, Albert
said he only noted those properties that present a safety
hazard to pedestrians or bicycle riders.
Pedestrians, bikers, dogs and children in strollers
often have no place to move when faced with an on-
coming vehicle in these locations, Albert asserted.
Albert said he found 12 violations on North Shore
Drive, eight on South Bay Boulevard and six on Oak
Street. Other streets with more than three violations in-
cluded Hammock Way, Tarpon Street and Jacaranda
Street, each with five. Four violations were found on
Bayview Place and Loquat Street. None of the remaining
streets had more than three violations, Albert said.


racks in the city. Many of the racks contain shopping
guides along with real estate and visitor magazines.
EEEC Chairman Tim Eisler said he would contact the
Sarasota Herald-Tribune to learn about its prograni for
modular newspaper racks, a unit that contains space for
numerous publications, and ask for a presentation.
In other issues, City Commissioner John Quam
told the EEEC that a letter has been sent to real estate
agents who handle rental units about yard waste and
rear-door pickup days and procedures.
It costs $15.66 per month for rear-door pickup of
trash, while curbside is $13.20 a month. Rear-door re-
cycling is only for disabled people, the committee
learned.
Quam also suggested the EEEC prepare a budget
and submit it to the city commission very soon, as bud-
get hearings are under way.
In addition, Quam said the city commission wanted
to know how the EEEC felt about holiday lights and
banners. The consensus among committee members
was for holiday lights this year, although Diane Caniff
was opposed.
There was also discussion about placing a fence
around beach trash cans, and the possibility the EEEC
would undertake a citywide landscaping project.
The committee also discussed a draft statement of
its mission and goals. A final version will be presented
to the city commission at an upcoming meeting.


Room(s) with a view
Bridgewalk owners Angela and Barbara Rodocker,
front, J.C. Gardner's restaurant marketing manager
Nancy Sutton Scott and The Islander's Shona Otto greet
guests from one of the resort's suites overlooking
Bridge Street, the Gulf of Mexico and the bay waterway
from the balcony, during the open house and grand
opening held June 12. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy


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By Jim Hanson
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The outlook is bright for sponsors and artists in the
"Manatees on Parade" frolic, but it can't move onward
until the overall event sponsor is found.
Alan Galletto, president of the sponsoring Anna
Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, this week made
the deadline indefinite but soon for any Mana-
tee County artist interested in $750 and a good time
earning it. He has many prospects already, he said, but
in this case more is better.
It is a public art event designed to promote mutual
awareness among businesses, artists and charities.
Mannequins of manatees, sponsored by businesses and
individuals, will be turned over to artists for decoration
and then displayed in public locations throughout Anna
Maria Island.
But that prime sponsor has been elusive thus far.
It will finance the $12,000 cost of the initial mold for
the manatee, promotion, printing and all the myriad
costs of a major public event, Galletto said. The cost is
still fluid, but could run as high as $35,000, some
chamber members indicated.
If the organization can't locate a business or indi-
vidual willing to pony up the underpinning investment,


Water sports camp near
memorial next week
Nearly 40 youngsters want to come to the
Water Sports Camp scheduled near the DeSoto
Memorial on the Manatee River next week, but
there may be a few slots left.
Debbie Mott, co-director of the camp, said not
all of those expressing interest have signed up yet
for the three-day event and if there are dropouts
their places will be open to youngsters on a first-
come, first-served basis on opening day.
That will be Monday, July 1, at the John and
Betty Lou Huth home at the end of 71st Street. It
will be from 9 a.m. until noon Monday and Tues-
day, July 1 and 2, and 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 3.
Sponsored by Manatee Youth for Christ, it is
open to 12- to 18-year-olds and will include all
manner of water games and some on land. Partici-
pants should be able to float and preferably swim
a little.
Special treats will be discussions and lessons
by golf pro Paul Azinger, whose daughters will be
in the program; Tim Jones, former national wake
board champion; and Damon Presswood, chef/
owner of Holmes Beach restaurant Ooh La La!,
who plans to conduct water skiing clinics.
Cost of the affair is $65 per youngster. Details
may be obtained by calling co-director Mike
Chaplinsky at 747-4608.


Photography, flowers July
library exhibits
Two artists will exhibit their works all through July
at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
"Photography," by Barbara Gabbe-Harris, will fea-
ture photos taken by infrared film, resulting in "an ethe-
real, other-worldly quality," said the library.
"Silk Flowers" is an exhibit by a recent arrival
from England, Emma Darke, who resides with her hus-
band Kevin on Anna Maria Island and owns A Little
Shop of Flowers art gallery on Longboat Key.
The library opens at 10 a.m. daily except Sunday
and closes at 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, 6 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday, 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Details may be obtained at 778-6341.

Waste pickup July 6
Waste Management of Manatee County will take the
holiday off on Thursday, the Fourth of July, which inter-
rupts regular Thursday waste pickup on Anna Maria Is-
land. Instead, Thursday's trash will be collected on Sat-
urday, July 6, in Anna Maria and Holmes Beach.
Bradenton Beach's waste collection remains unchanged.


several will be combined into a multiple sponsor, he
said. The attraction is high exposure for two years or
so.
A substantial part of the expense will be putting
together a package of artists' creative ideas to show in-
dividual sponsors. A sponsor will buy a manatee for
$2,500 to $3,300 and his or her artist of choice will fin-
ish it. The artist will receive $750.
Completed, the manatee will be on display for
about a year wherever the sponsor chooses, and then it
will be auctioned and the proceeds split by the cham-
ber and yet-to-be-named charities.
Chamber officials met last week to look over the
early offerings from artists, and "they're so good it's in-
credible," said the chamber's executive director, Mary
Ann Brockman. They will be meeting again as time
goes on, under the direction of Jennifer Scott, chamber
vice president in charge of the program.
The aim is to make the manatee for Anna Maria
Island what the cow is for Chicago, the turtle for
Tampa, and the pig for Cincinnati all successfully
completed programs.
Artists interested in the program may get details
from Scott at 792-6695, Brockman at 778-1541, or Art
League manager Ginger White at 778-2099.


Mixon Insurance burglary
The office of Jim Mixon Insurance Co. in the Is-
land Shopping.Plaza at 5412 Marina Drive was broken
into sometime during the night of June 24, Holmes
Beach police reported, and an as-yet undetermined
number of items were taken.
Mark Mixon said this was the first robbery at his
office since the firm was opened by his parents, Jim
and Trish, in 1962. "We're upset, but it's nothing that
would hinder our business. We're open and there's no
damage to the client files."
Lt. Dale Stephenson said yesterday that Mixon
staff members were still accounting for all missing
property and they did not yet have a complete inven-
tory. He could not comment on whether any cash was
taken in the break-in. -'
"We're sill working on what was taken. It's still
early in the investigation, but hopefully, we'll have
more information later this week," Stephenson said.
Entry was gained by forcing the rear door, he said.
While a number of items were taken, there was no dam-
age to the office interior.
There were no other burglaries or break-ins re-
ported in the area during that time period, Stephenson
added.

Privateers golf tourney won
by score of 60
The best-of-four score of 60 won first place in the
Whitey Horton Golf Tournament over the weekend,
sponsored by the Anna Maria Island Privateers.
The annual tournament is a memorial to Whitey
Horton, longtime Privateer who died nine years ago.
His family set up the trust fund in his name to finance
scholarships for worthy students from the Island and
the Manatee County mainland.
The event was Saturday at the Palma Sola Golf
Club. An awards dinner that evening saw distribution
of many prizes, serious and otherwise.
In the winning foursome were Butch and Scott Van
Ostenbridge, Roy Hampton and Glen Corder.
Second place with 62 went to Steve Miske, Jack
Lloyd and Lowell Nelson, playing with one member
absent, while third-place 64 was scored by Jim Holz,
Tate Place and Justin Garvey, also one short in their
foursome.
Roy Hampton made the longest drive, and Justin
Garvey scored closest to the pin followed by Jim
Saraped in second place.


Writers to meet Monday at Library
Gulf Coast Writers group will meet at 10:15 a.m.
Monday, July 1, at the Island Branch Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Writers may bring origi-
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City officials brush up on


parliamentary procedures
By Diana Bogan the member doesn't really want to see carried out, he
Islander Reporter said.


Tom Davenport brought his Manatee County Com-
munity College course on "Parliamentary Procedures"
to Holmes Beach City Hall to clarify the use of
Robert's Rules of Order.
Several staff and city officials from Longboat Key,
Holmes Beach and Anna Maria took part in the four-
hour course, which included a video presentation and
role-playing activities.
Davenport began by telling the class that if there
was one thing to learn from his class it would be the
proper way to set a motion on the table.
Never say "I make a motion that" said Davenport.
It will only annoy those who know that the proper way
to begin is by saying "I move."
They also learned that a meeting cannot begin
early, before the advertised time.
Davenport also offered the class some political
maneuvering tactics.
For example, moving a controversial agenda item,
one that packs the house, may not be a wise decision
for the commissioner who is not in favor of the project.
By objecting to moving up the agenda item, Davenport
said, there is always the hope that some of the people
will go home before the issue comes up for discussion.
To reject a motion without voting on it, a commis-
sioner or board member can move to postpone a mo-
tion indefinitely. This tactic is handy for something that
might be seen as a waste of taxpayer money and that


When it is postponed indefinitely, there is no time-
table for when the motion will be revisited and voted
upon.
Sometimes, Davenport said, it's best to refrain
from grandstanding on an issue. If it seems most people
are in favor of your motion, let it be, otherwise you
might change someone's mind inadvertently with one
of your comments.
For the most part, the course did detail the correct way
to handle a motion on the table and the many ways in
which it can be amended. Participants in the class were
given a "cheat sheet" of sorts, outlining various types of
motions and how to address them in a meeting.
With any motion that is made, it should be stated
in the positive and the person making the motion is
given the option to comment on it first, Davenport said.
Also, until the chairman repeats the motion, it is
not the property of the group and not open to discus-
sion or a vote. Once the motion has been seconded and
the chairman has restated it, it cannot be retracted.
Finally, once a vote is made, the chairman is re-
sponsible for announcing the result and stating its ef-
fect.
According to Davenport, the chairman of a group
is there to help others understand what is going on and
to educate the members of the board so that they are not
embarrassed publicly. The chairman, in essence, acts
as an educator and keeps the ball rolling.


Obituaries


Cecil F. Baker
Cecil F. Baker, 88, of Holmes Beach, died June 22.
Born in Panola, Ky., Mr. Baker came to Manatee
County from Middletown, Ohio, in 1969. He was fin-
ancier and founder of Bacarr Inc., air conditioning con-
tractors of Anna Maria Island. He served in the U.S.
Navy for 11 years as chief petty officer. He was a vol-
unteer firefighter and treasurer of the Anna Maria Is-
land Fire District.
There were no services. Griffith-Cline Funeral
Home, Island Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Dolores M.; daughters Jes-
sica of Bradenton and Nancy of Franklin, Ohio; son
Steven C. Hatfield of Holmes Beach; brothers Lee of
Atlantic Beach and Robert of Wianac, Hawaii; and one
grandson.

Shirley J. Brush
Shirley J. Brush, 64, of Anna Maria, died June 19.
Born in Marmaduke, Ark., Mrs. Brush came to
Manatee County from Flushing, Mich., in 1988. She
was a retired human resources manager with General
Motors.
There were no services. Memorial contributions
may be made to the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 1179,
Bradenton FL, 4206.. Griffitbh-Cine Furppaj Ime,
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Island Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by husband Wesley; son D. Dane
Scheidemantel of Highland, Mich.; stepsons David C. of
Newtown, Pa., and Dennis W. of Ross, Calif.; stepdaugh-
ters Carolyn Murphy of Derry, N.H., Janice Wurtz of
Crestview Hills, Ky., Denise Peppard of Exton, Pa., Linda
Windom-Tripp of Grand Blanc, Mich., and Christine
Doirion of Enfield, Conn.; brother Theol Jackman of La
Crosse, Ind.; and 12 grandchildren.

Martha Frances Lord
Martha Frances Lord, 93, of Holmes Beach, died
June 19.
Born in Mendenhall, Miss., Mrs. Lord was retired
from the North Carolina State Department of Agricul-
ture. She was a graduate of Mississippi State Teachers
College.
Services were June 24 at Roser Memorial Commu-
nity Church. Memorial contributions may be made to
the church, P.O. Box 247, Anna Maria FL 34216.
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island Chapel, was in
charge of arrangements.
She is survived by stepdaughters Margaret Stafford
of Atlanta and Lucy Louck of Wilmington, N.C.: sis-
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By Paul Roat
More meetings will take place within a few weeks
to bring the vision of Bradenton Beach into sharper
focus.
City commissioners last week received a report
from Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council staff
culled from comments made by residents and property
owners during three work sessions held in late May and
early June.
Sixty-two people participated in the process, said
TBRPC's Gerald Smelt, and agreed on a statement to
guide the city through the next 30 years:
"Bradenton Beach is a friendly, small island com-
munity where both permanent and seasonal residents
display civic pride and encourage balanced growth
while retaining its Old Florida Charm. We have respect
for our beach and environment, are regarded for our
lush landscaping and recreation opportunities, and
mobility can be achieved with similar ease via car, trol-
ley, bicycle or foot."
"I think we need to schedule some meetings to re-
view and discuss this as far as where we need to go as
a city," said Mayor John Chappie. The meetings to re-
view the 34-page TBRPC report will be slated by mid-
July, he said.
Only a few citizens spoke to the visioning report.
Former Mayor Gail Cole said the process "brought
our unity together for our rare, small Island commu-
nity. It is not our elected officials' fault, it is our sys-
tem" that is to blame for zoning and land-use decisions
that are not in keeping with some residents' philoso-
phies, he said.
Resident Greg Watkins said the needed "to save
the city is the create historic incentives" to maintain
and preserve older homes. A method to accomplish that
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By Diana Bogan and imagining programs for now.
Islander Reporter Commissioner Roger Lutz said he is "all for
Holmes Beach city commissioners have planning" but felt the term visioningg" would be
agreed to contract with the Tampa Bay Regional long gone years from now.
Planning Council for a review and recommenda- "I don't think we should blow ten grand on it,"
tion on revisions to land-development regulations, PLEASE SEE VISION, NEXT PAGE
but have passed on the commission's visioning


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Watkins also said the city needed to develop strat-
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form of amendments.
Resident Anna O'Brien said better communication
was needed between commissioners and citizens on
land-use matters, communication that should take place
outside of the public hearing-city commission meeting
process.
Several of the more complicated aspects of the vi-
sion plan were highlighted by Building Official Bob
Welch. He said that several meetings may be needed to
address:
Creation of an architectural and community-char-
acter review board.
Land-use issues such as building height and al-
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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.
Another highlight of the proposals was establish-
ing a seven-member architectural and community-
character review board to review building and land-
scaping plans for all construction.
More than 40 suggestions were made to enhance or
outright change the way the city operates. Many of the
suggestions were basic: encourage revitalization of
existing structures, review the city's sign ordinance and
increase sidewalks and bike paths.
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Anna Maria begins planning, zoning review


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria's planning and zoning board began
the unenviable task June 17 of reviewing the city's
zoning codes to see what changes are needed, or
wanted, to keep up with these fast-paced times and
the perceived problem of redevelopment.
Members of the public were given the opportu-
nity for input at the start of the meeting. Suggestions
for changes included reducing the current height re-
striction (37 feet), increasing the tax deduction for
smaller homes, limiting the size of new homes, ex-
amining lot-size ratios to a new structure, and above
all, "keep the nice, small atmosphere and preserve

Vision facilitators selected
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 12

said Lutz. "We vision everyday. We just call it plan-
ning."
TBRPC's visioning program would cost the city
$10,600 and would aim to develop a community vision
through three public meetings to identify issues and
strategies.
Sue Normand, chairman of the city's planning
- commission, suggested that her committee take on the
task of conducting visioning workshops with groups
from each of the city's neighborhoods.
"The planning commission costs you nothing,"
said Normand. "Maybe you can start with us and bring
TBRPC in later."
Mayor Carol Whitmore favored hiring TBRPC for
the visioning process, saying that since the other cities
are doing so, she believes Holmes Beach should follow
suit.
The commission, however, decided that the plan-
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There was concern by board member and former
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh that the city was losing it-
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While that might be the case, the upcoming vi-
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planning and zoning board, suggested board member
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thought there were any problem areas, McKay said
the entire book was a problem. Everything in it
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the problems have been discussed for years with no
action.
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regulations.
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When the call came to get rid of the mobile
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When discussion turned to dimensions and den-
sity, board member Dale Woodland suggested
changing the minimum lot size to 5,000 square feet.
Copeland said the board instead could go with big-
ger setbacks to keep homes small, because the city is
going to face redevelopment and investors are already
building single, large homes on adjoining lots.
Board member Charlie Daniel thought the board
could restrict a single-family dwelling from occupy-
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maximum lot size. Some developer might buy three
adjoining lots to build one very large home, he
noted.
But any new structure still has to face the current
35 percent maximum structure-to-lot ratio in the
code. Maybe it's time to reduce that figure, board
members suggested.
Copeland noted that this seemed to be a "stick-
ing point tonight," and it might be a good time to
"step back and come up with written proposals" for
the board's June 24 meeting.
He would like suggestions on square footage of
lots and houses, width, depth, setbacks, height and
maximum building coverage, among others.
Before adjournment, Caniff raised the issue of
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foot limit. He introduced the Longboat Key ordi-
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requirement for new homes. The ordinance protects
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By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
"One heart, one mind" is the title of filmmaker Jan-
Marie Martell's video on what the undeveloped north
side of Perico Island looks like now. Another title could
be "Battling to save a big island on a small budget," but
that's not what Martell is all about, and that's not what
her low-budget film of North Perico and its bayou is
about.
"It's about capturing what I think is the heart of the
Island community," said Martell. "I think an unspoiled
Perico comes pretty close."
The diminutive environmentalist and independent
film producer presented her video to Anna Maria's
Environmental Education and Enhancement Commit-
tee recently, and EEEC members and the general pub-
lic were surprised to learn she did the entire production
out of her own funds and from a few private donations.
She's not backed by any big environmental group
and has almost no money left to continue developing
her video.
But if it's true that one picture is worth a thousand
words, her video should be worth a fortune.
It's a view of Perico Island that Martell made pad-
dling around the island in a canoe, particularly of the
seldom seen north bayou that adjoins into Tampa Bay.
It's a view of a pristine Perico Island, a view of one
of the last remaining undeveloped barrier island areas
of Manatee County's shoreline.
It's a view of birds and marshlands, of turtle grass
and crabs, of mangroves and fish. Most of all, it's a
view, for the moment, without any manmade objects to
spoil it.
The video makes a startling representation of what
might disappear if this area of Perico Island is devel-
oped.
"It's a view of the part of the island that a lot of
people have never seen," said Martell.
But she dismisses any thought that she's trying to
fight big business and development with her video.
"All I've really done is respond to what I've dis-
cerned is the true heart of the community. That's what
I'm trying to reflect in the video."
The film is always evolving, with new segments
being added as Martell gains more insight into what the
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"Everyone I've talked to wants to keep the Island
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That's what I mean by 'heart of the community.'
"I didn't really understand what they meant by a
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of Perico, the side you don't see from the highway. Then
I understood what I think the heart of this community is."
She was so moved by the pictures and images of an
unspoiled Perico captured on film during that trip, she
began her one-woman crusade to spread the word about
Perico throughout the Island.
The direction for Martell is to keep showing the
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Alas, those words fell on deaf ears and empty
pocketbooks.
Now, in 2002, Perico Island has been incorporated
into the City of Bradenton and Arvida Corp. proposes
a series of 10-story condominiums that would provide
housing for nearly 2,000 people, and strip the island of
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"If the heart of the community is to keep the com-
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of this community," Martell said.
She's just one small filmmaker trying to do her part
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THE ISLANDER 0 JUNE 26, 2002 0 PAGE :15


Peacock Lane sewer assessment moves forward


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Homeowners on Peacock Lane are taking steps to
work with the Manatee County Govemment Project Man-
agement Department to install sewer lines to their homes.
Currently all of the properties on Peacock Lane,
which is one block south of 52nd Street bayside, built
between 1973 and 1990 use septic tanks. Since 1975,
the property owners have made two efforts to hook up
to the county's service.
Tom Yarger, project manager, and Janet McAfee,
director of project management, met last week with the
homeowners at Holmes Beach City Hall to outline the
county's sewer assessment process.
In February, eight out of 11 property owners sub-
mitted a petition requesting to be hooked up to county
sewer lines.


Perico video available
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 14

the Bradenton City Council, organize and speak out,"
she said.
Ask the City of Bradenton to support a height re-
striction on the proposed condos. Ask them to vote
again. Get organized as a group. That's all part of the
"heart" of this community, she believes, and it's prob-
ably what her "heart" is all about in film projects she
believes in.
And although she hates to do it, she even asked for
donations at the meeting to help complete her video.
She wants to add more footage, carry the message to
other Island groups like Rotary and Kiwanis, and keep
building on the "heart."
"I'm just hoping people will get involved" after
seeing the video, she said.
Martell, who spends six months each year on
Anna Maria Island visiting her mother and aunt, loves
the Island and would hate for anyone to wake up here
and see 10-story buildings across the bay on Perico.
But Martell is a filmmaker, not an organizer.
She'd like to find people who are good at strategic
planning that can work with her to organize presenta-
tions on Perico to interested groups that might have
influence and funds to join the fight.
Anyone interested in working with Martell, or to
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If the majority of property owners are in favor of
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If county commissioners approve the proposed
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Yarger told property owners that, if approved, once
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Yarger said the fee is based on a $60,000 estimate
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in the cost to you, but it won't increase. The cost to you
is capped at $3,000."
Yarger said he isn't sure when the first public hear-
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PAGE 16 M JUNE 26, 2002 M THE ISLANDER


Islander remembers New York Fire Department


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria resident Jerry Kirby has very personal
reasons to remember the New York firefighters who
died on Sept. 11.
He was a frequent volunteer with Rescue 3 Squad
41, of the New York Fire Department in the Bronx,
during his 35 years as a fireman in nearby Connecticut.
Eight men from Rescue 3 never returned from the in-
ferno of the World Trade Center that day.
And he's making sure everyone in Anna Maria
who drives by his house at 207 Gladiolus, or sees him
on the road, remembers those firemen who gave their
lives in the line of duty.
Fact is, once you see Jerry's Corvette with the
Florida "911 FDNY" license plate, and the bright red
Harley-Davidson motorcycle sitting in his front yard,
it's not likely you're going to forget what this memo-
rial is about.
But Kirby's memorial goes beyond the kinship he
feels with firefighters the world over who put their lives
in danger every day. He knew several of the firemen
from Rescue 3 who died in the World Trade Center
terrorist attack.
It could easily have been Kirby himself, trapped
inside the WTC on the day that changed the world for-
ever.
Kirby, who was a Norwich Conn., fireman for 35
years, used to stop in at the company's headquarters for
lunch every two or three weeks when he was in the city.
He even rode on rescue and fire calls with the crews
until retiring to Anna Maria two years ago.
He regularly marched with Rescue 3 during the
annual St. Patrick's Day parade in New York City.
"Those guys were like my brothers," Kirby said.
When the names of the eight firefighters from Res-
cue 3 who didn't make it through 9-11 were an-
nounced, Kirby didn't want to look, but he did. He
found at least one fireman he knew personally, and
believes he knew many of the others at least by sight.
"If I had been there that day when the call came in,
I would have suited up and rode with them. That's just
what visiting firemen do when needed," he said with
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This past May, Kirby revisited Rescue 3 in New
York, and once again had lunch with his colleagues.
"I had mixed emotions about going, but the guys
told me they really appreciated me coming."
Kirby had already decided to create a lasting me-
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The "Francis Crow" will leave Cortez
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It took him awhile, but he eventually got a person-
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"They thought at first that having this plate
wouldn't be politically correct," said Kirby, but he
convinced state officials it was to honor the memory of
the fallen firefighters of New York.
He also bought a special-edition Harley-Davidson
motorcycle in fire-engine red. Driving around in either
the Corvette or the Harley makes Kirby feel he's do-
ing something positive to remember his brothers.
But there's more to Kirby's memorial than just the
Corvette and the Harley.
Outside his front door, Kirby has a replica of a fire
hydrant. It's so realistic, police and firemen on call
often stop and ask him if it works.
Inside his home, Kirby has created an entire room
memorializing the NYFD and his own career as a fire-
man.
Along with the Corvette, the Harley, and the fire
hydrant, the room is "my personal memorial, an ever-
lasting tribute to these men," he said.
"I lived with them, ate with them and went on fires
with them, so this is my tribute to what they gave. We
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THE ISLANDER U JUNE 26, 2002 I PAGE 17


Anna Maria wants employee back
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn has sent city admin-
istrative assistant Sharla Capitano a letter stating that
if she doesn't return to work by 8 a.m. July 1, "it will
be necessary to terminate your employment with the
city."
Capitano has been on leave of absence from her job
with the city since January 2002 for several reasons,
including her then-pregnancy, the health of her older
child and her own medical condition, said SueLynn.
In her letter, the mayor said Capitano has been
absent from work for at least 20 weeks this year and the
city can "no longer rely on a temporary employee to
perform the duties of administrative assistant," but
needs a full-time staff member for the post.
The mayor said she had sent the letter somewhat
reluctantly, considering Capitano's problems, but it
was time to move forward. She sent the letter to
Capitano after discussions with City Attorney Jim Dye
and labor attorney Richard Groff.
Just after Capitano began her leave of absence, the
city voted to continue paying its portion of her health
insurance and provide supplemental salary benefits.
Capitano has also received worker's compensation,
SueLynn said.
Capitano joined the city staff full time in January
2001.


Home occupation violation set
for code enforcement agenda
The Holmes Beach Code Enforcement Board will
meet at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 27, to review a possible
violation of a home occupation license.
Dave Billings of AnnaMaria.Net Inc. has been
cited by Code Enforcement Officer Walter Wunderlich
for violating his home occupation license by erecting
an antenna at his home.
The antenna allows Billings to offer online wire-
less access to customers.
According to Wunderlich, the code states that there
"shall be no external sign or evidence on the property
that the dwelling unit is being used for the home occu-
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obtain a permit to install the antenna.
Wunderlich gave Billings 30 days to remove or
relocate the antenna.
Billings would like to be given a temporary vari-
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suitable location to move the antenna.
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Trip to remember: Egmont Key with Pelican Man


By Matthew Barnes
Islander Intern
Did you know that pelicans have a wingspan of
five feet, or that Egmont Key used to be equipped with
a bowling alley and movie theater? If you take a ride
on the Peli-Boat operated by the Pelican Man's Bird
Sanctuary, you will discover many more interesting
facts.
The Peli-Boat tours started a few months ago when
an anonymous person donated a pontoon boat to the
sanctuary. Christie Debour was responsible for getting
the Peli-Boat tours up and running. She is a Miami
native who moved here to attend New College and
study environmental education. She has worked at the
Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary for more than three
years. Two of those years she worked in the animal
hospital, and she is currently the educational director
at the sanctuary. She says that her experiences at the
PLEASE SEE EGMONT TOUR, NEXT PAGE


Two gopher tortoises take a snack break after
sunning themselves on the Egmont Key beach.


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From the ruins of tie Spanish-American War on Egmont Key, including fortifications remaining from the
1890s, we viewed the U.S. Coast Guard cutter on its way through the shipping channel towards the Gulf.
Islander Photos: Matthew Barnes


Mary Karey,
Gayla
Fitzpatrick
and Lucy
Klein walk
back from
touring the
old fort on
Egmont Key.


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Egmont tour a success
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 20

sanctuary have "changed my life."
Sixteen-year volunteer, current vice
president and member of the board of
directors Mona Schonbrunn came along
for the ride to Egmont last week. She
said the Peli-Boat is presently in its test-
ing stages. She hopes that the Peli-Boat
can make enough money just to support
itself, and once it gets on its "feet" on
the water, proceeds will go to the educa-
tional outreach programs of the not-for-
profit organization headquartered on
City Island in Sarasota.
"Our goal is to educate the public
about wildlife," Schonbrunn said. The
Pelican Man's outreach program con-


sists of volunteers visiting schools and
other organizations to teach people not
just about birds, but about all native
Florida wildlife.
. The five-hour excursion began at
the Holiday Inn Marina in Sarasota. The
Peli-Boat then travels north to Egmont
Key. On the way to the island in the
mouth of Tampa Bay, passengers see
and hear many different birds passing,
and there are detours to point out islands
that birds are prone to nest on. Debour
makes sure not to leave anything out.
Once at Egmont Key, a tour guide
meets the group and provides a guided
tour of the island and offers a number of
statistics: For instance, there are said to be
up to 4,000 gopher turtles on Egmont, and
the lighthouse was built in 1858.
On the trip back, the sun-drenched


passengers receive brochures, and
Debour tells stories of how the Pelican
Man's Bird Sanctuary came to be.
Once back on the mainland, "cast-
away-for-a-day" Gayla Fitzpatrick
probably summed up the experience
best with her comment of "this was a
great opportunity."
If an all-day trip is too long for you,
the Peli-Boat offers shorter two-hour
trips to Beer Can Island at the north tip
of Longboat Key. The boat will also
soon offer night boat rides, including
dinner at a waterfront restaurant, fol-
lowed by sunset and a romantic and fun
time on the water.
"Most wildlife problems are caused
by man, that's why we have to help
them," Schonbrunn said.
For more information on how you


On tour with the Pelican Man
Pelican Man staff member Christie
Debour talks about local wildlife while
Tom Austin pilots the vessel to Egmont
Key.
can make a donation to the Pelican Man
or go on the Peli-Boat tour, call 388-
4444.


'Top Notch' photo contest starts July 3

You've got until Friday to get our pictures to-
gether for The Islander's photo contest.
The Islander photo con[tei ill start withthe July
3 issue and run through A.ug. 21, meaning that eight
winning pictures will be etured'on the cover of he
paper, and receive a "More Than a Mullet Wrapper" T-
shirt. A grand prize '. inner with prizes and gift certifi-
cates from the new paper and local merchants will be
awarded at the end ofi he contest
Deadline for the firm week's submisions is Friday,
June 28, and eekl. on Friday .throughout the contest.
Judging begins b) ,selection of pictures that maN
include abstract photos, still life picture-, landsc.ipes
and scenic., cand.j unplSsed snapshots, action, humor
and animal pictures. Nothing is o erlooked, 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- Glenn Fletcher of Bradenton was a weekly winner in the 2000 Islander photo contest. Submit your entries
fice or they may be copied. now for the 2002 contest.


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-
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Wednesday, June 26
7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Summer camp at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
8 to 9 a.m. Longboat Key Chamber of Com-
merce "Good Morning Longboat Key" breakfast at the
chamber office, 6854 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat
Key. Information: 387-9519.
7 p.m. Family storytime at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 778-7732.
7 to 8:30 p.m. 'The Art of Spiritual Dreaming"
presented by Eckankar, Religion of the Light and
Sound of God, at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information:
778-7139.
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.

Thursday, June 27
7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Summer camp at the Anna


In New
Orleans
Bradenton
Beach residents
Ernest Clay and
Mary Hamel
check The
Islander with
her daughter
and son-in-law,
Katherine and
Bob Harrington
of San Diego, in
the Chateau
Orleans garden
in New Orleans.


Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Friday, June 28
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.

Saturday, June 29
9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Pilates with Laura Bennett at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magno-
lia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee ap-
plies.
10:30 a.m. "Sanctuary Birds" at the Pelican
Man's Bird Sanctuary, 1708 Ken Thompson Parkway,
Sarasota. Information: 388-4444.

Monday, July 1
7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Summer camp at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
9 a.m. to noon Water Sports Camp at the end
of 71st Street, Bradenton. Information: 747-4608. Fee
applies.
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5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 383-
8941.
10:15 a.m. Gulf Coast Writers meeting at the
Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 778-7732.
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. GOP Team Member meeting
at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1781.
7 to 8:30 p.m. Adult volleyball at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Tuesday, July 2
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. Muscles and More class with
Sherry Fideler at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information:
778-1908. Fee applies.
9 a.m. to noon Water Sports Camp at the end
of 71st Street, Bradenton. Information: 747-4608. Fee
applies.
7 to 8 p.m. Pilates class with Laura Bennett at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magno-
lia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee ap-
plies.

Wednesday, July 3
7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Summer camp at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Water Sports Camp at the
end of 71st Street, Bradenton. Information: 747-4608.
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.

Coming up:
Privateers Fourth of July Parade and Party, 10
a.m. July 4, Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach to
Bayfront Park in Anna Maria, 12:30 p.m. party at Cafe
on the Beach, Manatee Public Beach.
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
June 16, 700 block of Jacaranda, trespass. A man
told police that a resident shot at him when he went to
put a note on the person's vehicle. According to the
report, the two men have had problems in the past and
police advised that he stay away from the other man's
property.

Bradenton Beach
June 13, 100 block of Fourth Street North, infor-
mation. A man was cut on his elbow and behind his ear
during a fight with his cousin at their apartment. Ac-
cording to the report, the cuts probably came from a
window which was broken during the fight.
June 13, 402 Church St., Bradenton Beach Marina,
theft. A rod and reel were reportedly stolen from a boat.
June 15, 1900 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Park, infor-


mation. A man reported his credit cards stolen from the
console of his car. According to the report, approxi-
mately $8,000 in charges were made with the stolen
cards.
June 15, 100 block of 13th Street South, property
damage. A resident filed a complaint stating that a
neighbor cut down the Australian pine trees on his
property.
June 15, 100 block of Gulf Drive North, traffic
arrest. A woman stopped for speeding was arrested for
driving without a license and, according to the report,
she was also cited for not having proof of registration
and not wearing a seatbelt.
June 16, 1800 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Park, theft.
A man reported his surfboard stolen.
June 16, 2601 Gulf Drive N., Sandpiper Mobile
Home Park, criminal mischief. A plastic light fixture


was broken.
June 17, 100 block of Gulf Drive,


information. A

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greeting
Heia and
Chuck Kiess
of Bradenton
Beach and
Ft. Wayne,
Ind., show
the Isle of
Capri what
Anna Maria
Island news
is all about
while on
their trip
through
southern
Italy.


man reported receiving harassing phone calls.
June 19, 100 Gulf Drive N., Circle K, retail theft.
A 17-year-old male was arrested for stealing two 12-
packs of beer from the store. According to the report,
police officers were in the parking lot at the store when
the incident happened.

Holmes Beach
June 16, 6300 block of Flotilla, burglary. Three
handbags were reportedly stolen from a woman's
home. According to the report, at least one contained
credit cards, checks and cash.
June 16, 500 block of 69th Street, theft. According
to the report, five gas cans and 27 rod and reels were
stolen from a man's boat, which was on a davit behind
his home.
June 16, 600 block of Dundee Lane, theft. A man
reported six fishing rods and reels stolen from his dock.
June 16, 5400 block of Marina Drive, burglary.
According to the report, approximately $10 worth of
candy was stolen from a vending machine.
June 16, 200 block of 65th Street, burglary. Ac-
cording to the report, a television and some jewelry
were stolen from a home.
June 16, 200 block of 78th Street, criminal mis-
chief. According to the report, a foot-long rock was
thrown through the front window of a home.
June 17, 3900 East Bay Drive, Publix, theft. An
employee's pickup truck was reportedly stolen from
the parking lot.
June 18, 2800 block of Gulf Drive, drug. Accord-
ing to the report, Steve Roberts, 42, of Anna Maria, was
found unconscious after consuming a bag of heroin.
Emergency Medical Services transported Roberts to
the hospital and police officers filed a warrant request
with the state attorney's office.
June 20, 6600 Gulf Drive, Beach Bistro, theft.
According to the report, food and alcohol were stolen
from the storage coolers located outside the restaurant.


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U.S. national soccer game attracts 100.plus locals


By Kevin Cassidy
Special to The Islander
Beef O'Brady's on Manatee Avenue in Bradenton
was packed Friday morning, that is with more
than 100 diehard U.S. soccer fans to watch the upstart
Yanks take on the mighty three-time World Cup
champion Germany.
The United States lost a heartbreaking 1-0 deci-
sion to Germany, but its performance in the 2002
World Cup signifies our arrival as a nation to be reck-
oned with in the international soccer community.
German native Klaus Durlach agreed. "The
United States played better than Germany, but we
scored one goal so we win the game."
The atmosphere at Beef O'Brady's matched that
of a Tampa Bay Buccaneers' playoff game, according
to O'Brady owner Rick Holmlund. It was the second
Friday in a row that Holmlund and wife Judy came in
to work two hours early for soccer fans. Only 12 fans
showed up for the game against Poland, but there
weren't too many empty seats by the time the final
whistle blew in the Germany-versus-U.S.A. match.
When U.S. team player Tony Sanneh's header hit
the side netting with 90 seconds left in extra time, a
resounding roar erupted from the American fans who
presumed he had tied the score, but it was not to be.
It also appeared the United.States had scored a.
goal early in the second half when Greg Berhalter's
flying volley beat all-world goalie Oliver Kahn near
post. The ball bounced up and appeared to have
crossed the line as the ball hit the arm of Germany's
Torsten Frings.
American fans cried foul. A hand ball would have
resulted in a penalty kick for the Americans, but ref-
eree Hugh Dallas ruled that Frings didn't intentionally
hand the ball to keep it from going into the goal, so
they played on.
Thus ends a phenomenal run by the U.S. team,
which stayed alive this World Cup longer than tradi-
tional soccer powers like France, Spain, Argentina,
Italy and England. This was the best American finish
since the 1930 World Cup, where we lost in the semi-


The Anna Maria Island Community Center is
the recipient of $12,000 for its youth sports pro-
grams, compliments of the proceeds from the Is-
land Discount Tackle Fishing the Islands Tourna-
ment June 15.
"This money, like the $88,000 we've donated
since we started the tournaments, will go to youth
sports programs on the Island," said Island Dis-
count Tackle's Bill Lowman.
"The Center is the hub of youth sports, and we
know the Center will keep up the good work and
that the Island will have the best sports programs



finals 6-1 to Argentina. In that first World Cup, only 13
teams participated compared to the 196 nations that
participated in qualifications for one of 32 spots in the
2002 World Cup.
World Cup finals will be played at 7 a.m. Sunday,
June 30.

Anna Maria Island All-Stars set
to take on Braden River
Anna Maria Island All-Stars Lance Burger,
Connor Bystrom, Spencer Carper, Pat Cole, Jared
McKenzie, Tanner Pelkey, Shane Pelkey, Sean Price,
Nick Sato, Tyler Schneerer, Ben Valdivieso and
Charlie Woodson are set to take on Braden River at
7:30 p.m. Friday, June 28, at Norma Lloyd Park in East
Bradenton.
Anna Maria had one bit of luck when Little League
officials determined that one of the best players in the
Braden River Little League was ineligible, but Braden
River still has a strong team from top to bottom.
Pitcher Pat Cole earned the daunting task of trying
to shut down Braden River on the mound, while also
batting third in the Anna Maria lineup. Connor
Bystrom will play shortstop and bat first, followed by
Tyler Schneerer, who will play second. Sean Price will
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in the five hole. Tanner Pelkey will bat sixth and play
right field, while Lance Burger will be in center and bat
seventh. Shane Pelkey will catch when Cole is on the
mound and bat eighth, while Ben Valdivieso will play
third. Charlie Woodson will bat for Valdivieso in the
nine spot.
The rest of the pitching rotation depends on how
Anna Maria fares against Braden River. A loss would
probably put Price on the mound against the winner of
North River American and Manatee Central with Cole
coming back to pitch the third game if they stay alive.
Get on out to Norma Lloyd Park in East Bradenton
to support the local team!

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Lowman said there were also changes in the
inshore division of the fishing tournament after
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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.
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From peaceful river scenes to July 4 craziness


Rivers, it seems, hold about the same degree of
fascination for me as the Gulf or the bays.
I spent the weekend at a friend-of-a-friend's house on
the Rainbow River in Central Florida just west of Ocala.
The Rainbow's headwaters are a set of barely bubbling
springs that flow about six miles before joining with the
Withlacoochee River and eventually dumping into the
Gulf.
The River House is set upon a sloping lot that ap-
parently hasn't flooded, credit to the constant source of
water from the springs. Eighty-year-old oaks frame the
view of the water and bank, and with a state park across
the way, there isn't any of that neighbor-to-neighbor
staring going on.
What surprised me was the dichotomy of activity
and tranquillity. I expected a high degree of rustic se-
renity, perhaps tinged with a little of that good ol' boy
style ala "Deliverance." During the week, I guess that's
pretty much the case.
But on a weekend the river is more like the
Intracoastal Waterway. There are boats. There are canoes.
Kayaks. People in inner tubes. People snorkeling. Divers.
The vessel du jour appeared to be pontoon boats.
I am less than a fan of pontoon boats, but for river
travel it seemed like a pretty good way to go.
The Rainbow River has some pretty odd restric-
tions placed on it due to its status as a wild and scenic
waterway. According to a flyer distributed to "all boat-
ers and floaters" by a former Marion County sheriff, "It
is unlawful to possess any alcoholic beverage, (ex-
amples: beer, wine, whiskey, rum, vodka, gin)."
I guess the specifics are needed for Marion County
residents.
The sheriff goes on to state "it is unlawful to pos-
sess any food or beverage unless the food or beverage
is in a 'non' disposable container, such as Tupperware,
Rubbermaid, Igloo, Thermos. (Examples of unlawful
containers: plastic (two) liter soft-drink bottles, potato-
chip bags, sandwich bags, cracker boxes, aluminum or
tin cans, plastic or cardboard milk cartons, anything
normally thrown away after use.)"

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One sad note was all the little white "toothpicks" I
found scattered across the grounds. Bones? Some weird
fungus? Nope it was the remains of river turtle eggs
after the foxes, raccoons or other critters had sucked the
meat out of the leathery shells. I spotted hundreds and
hundreds of them without really wanting to look.
Bless our Turtle Watch folks for keeping our Island
free of such debris and allowing live, healthy
hatchlings the chance to get into the Gulf. Mother Na-
ture has other plans on the river banks, it seems.
It was a pleasant weekend otherwise. I brought the
dog that lets me feed her, and she had a great time
roaming the grounds chasing a ball. She even as-
tounded me by actually going into the river, which
wouldn't be so odd except she's afraid of the water,
along with virtually everything else on the planet. Re-
member, she was afraid of her water dish for two days,
so actually getting into something she once barked at
was a shock at least to me.
So which is better, a dock on the bay or a dock on
the river? Hmmm...

Offshore Tractor Pull
It's getting close to that time of year when folks with
half a brain will lock the doors and pull the covers over
their heads while the Suncoast Offshore Grand Prix runs
its course during the Fourth of July weekend in Sarasota.
Or, as an old buddy once called it, the Offshore
Tractor Pull.
The events start Saturday, June 29, with a golf tour-
nament and a party. Then there are fishing tourneys and
baseball games and more parties until July 4, when the
real craziness starts: the parade of boats down Main
Street in Sarasota, starting around 5-ish, and there will
be fireworks in downtown Sarasota a little after dark if
you can stand all that fun that long.
Friday through Sunday is Powerboats by the Bay
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can find room for a towel or beach chair is probably as
good as it will get for watching the action.
Every year for the past 17 years I've said I've had
enough of this goofy weekend and vow to stay home.
I'll make the same vow this year, and I'll probably see
you on the beach come race day.

Sperm whale on the beach
A 33-foot-long sperm whale washed ashore on
Boca Grande last week, proving again that the Gulf of
Mexico has a lot of big critters roaming its depths.
Remember that rare oar fish on Anna Maria?
Scientists determined the female whale probably
died of old age. Whales and other big creatures of the
depths usually become part of the food chain in the
water when they die, but occasionally about once a
year in the Gulf- a sperm whale will end up onshore.
Despite the "Moby Dick" tale, female sperm
whales grow to lengths of about 36 feet on average;
males attain an average of 50 feet in length.
What I found interesting is that sperm whales are
"by far the most numerous large whale in the Gulf of
Mexico, and at one time were hunted in these waters,"
according to a book titled "Marine Mammals of the
Gulf of Mexico." Like most things, it seems, the whales
were hunted almost to extinction but have been mak-
ing a marked comeback here. Scientists suspect there
is a resident population of up to 400 whales in north-
western Gulf waters alone.
Oh, and sperm whales spend up to 20 minutes
breathing at the surface before making dives that last
up to an hour while they hunt their primary food, squid.
They eat up to one metric ton of squid a day.
The Boca whale was the first stranding in Florida
so far this year. We seem to have about one a year -
or have since 1999 with the exception of an exception-
ally bad year for sperm whales in 2000, when five
ended up on Florida beaches.

Sandscript factoid
The Rainbow River produces about 500 million
gallons of fresh water daily, almost all of which ends
up in the Gulf. To bring that number into perspective,
Manatee County produces on-average 42 million gal-
lons of fresh drinking water daily, with about 10 mil-
lion gallons a day of that going to Sarasota County.
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Blackfin, wahoo, grouper, trout, reds best bets


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Fishing has moved into its summer season, and
it's anything but the summer doldrums out there on
the water.
Tarpon are still thick and hungry, with some guides
predicting the silver kings will continue to hit well into
July.
Offshore fishing for grouper and snapper continues
to be excellent, and there are good reports of big am-
berjack, blackfin tuna, wahoo and dolphin farther out
in the Gulf.
Backwater fishers report continued good catches of
catch-and-release snook, big redfish, trout and some
flounder.
Capt. Sam Kimball on Legend charters out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said he's getting tar-
pon hookups on almost every trip out. Offshore action
continues to feature excellent bottom fishing for grou-
per and snapper.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's said he's seeing a lot of tarpon still hanging
around the bays, permit farther out in the Gulf and
catch-and-release snook in the bays.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said tar-
pon continues to dominate the near-beach fishing ac-
tion. Farther out in the Gulf- figure 60 miles or so -
trolling is bringing in some big wahoo, dolphin and
blackfin tuna. Inshore fishing is still good to excellent
for redfish and trout.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business said his
charters are having good luck with tarpon in the morn-
ings and, when that stops at noon, they're coming in-
side to reel in a bunch of redfish.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach said tarpon and reds are his best bets
right now, with hookups on silver kings almost every
day, along with a few catch-and-release snook.
The crew at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
there are good catches of trout up to 24 inches in length
on the flats near the bait stand, with the outgoing tide
producing the best results. Reds and flounder are also
big and hungry in the backwater.
Dave Johinsoi at Sinead Island Crab House said
lots of black drum are being caught in the cut, some
whiting, and small blacktip and bonnethead sharks in
Terra Ceia Bay.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said pier anglers


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Brian Miller of Grand Blanc, Mich., caught this 6-foot, 8-inch nurse shark with father Jan Miller of Holmes


Beach while fishing off Egmont Key.

are producing a nice mixed bag of fish: catch-and-re-
lease snook, redfish, black drum, mackerel, snapper
and big jacks. Evening is the best time to catch your
limit of pretty much whatever you want, he added.
At the Anna Maria City Pier, look for lots of
mackerel, plus mangrove snapper, small cobia and
some jack, although jack fishing is slow right now, but
it's expected to get better any day.
Capt. Eric Bergen on the Kattina said he's get-
ting lots of red grouper only 20 miles out in the Gulf,
with some up to 14 pounds in size. He's also finding a
few gag grouper and some snapper.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said they caught snook and redfish in last week's
Fishing the Islands Tournament, but came up short on
points and missed the cut for the big money prizes.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide out of
Holmes Beach said blackfin tuna are still thick off-


shore, plus amberjack to 50 pounds, red and gag grou-
per up to 25 pounds, and enough snapper to make his
charters happy.
Capt. Mark Bradow said he's hooked more than
70 tarpon so far this year, and figures the fish will con-
tinue to hit for at least another month.
On my boat Magic, we caught reds to 35 inches
this week, lots of catch-and-release snook and one 25-
inch-long trout.
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
appear in the paper.


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patio set, fax and answering machine, oak school
desk, blower, weedeater, smoker, twin sofa bed, mi-
crowave, stereo, phones, lots of plants and gardening
items, linens and kitchen. 212 69th St., Holmes Beach.
Sale by Julie McClure. Email: Julie1944@aol.com
ROSER THRIFT SHOP open Tuesday, Thursday,
9:30am-2pm, Saturday, 9am-Noon. Donations
Wednesday 9am-11am. Always sales racks. 511
Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 779-2733.


2317 GULF DRIVE BRADENTON BEACH At only 150 feet from
the Gulf beach this Gulfview triplex is as close to the beach as any
prudent person should be. 712 sfla. 1 BR/1 BA upstairs with 720 sq.
ft. deck overlooking Gulf. 576 sfla downstairs front 2BR/1BA
apartment with 136 sq. ft. screen room: 810 sfla 2BR/1BA rear
downstairs apartment. Parking for six in rear via alley. $530,000.
Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, Fl 34216
Phone & Fax: (941) 778-1222
E-Mail: dougdowling@earthlink.net
www.dougdowling.com



ANNUAL RENTALS
3BR/2BA ground-level canalfront home
with circular drive. Central heat and air,
washer/dryer and garage. Over 1,700
sq.ft.. Very clean and ready to go.
$1,700/month, plus utilities.
2BR ground-level home. Central heat
and air, washer/dryer hook-up, garage
and carport, nice yard. $1,100/month
(includes lawn and trash).
Beautiful 2BR condo with nice views of
the Bayou. Recently updated with new
kitchen and carpet. Complete with
boat dock. $900/month.
2-3BR duplex apartment,
3204 Sixth Avenue, $700/month.
Sorry, no pets!

Call Carol Saulnier ...

3reen
REAL ESTATE
OF ANNA MARIA
778-0455 &-.
9906 Gulf Drive -" -
Visit our website at www.greenreal.com


THE ISLANDER newspaper office will close July 4.
Early deadlines apply for real estate display adver-
tising. Deadlines for classified advertising remain
the same, Monday noon for Wednesday's paper.
Information: 778 7978.


LOST: cell phone. Reward! 778-5628.
LOST CAT One-year-old neutered male named
Ozzie. Black tiger stripes with brown. White nose,
chest and paws. Vicinity of Palma Sola or Anna
Maria Island. Has collar with two bells and a tag.
Reward! 778-4170 or 761-9550.
FOUND: Two rings at Islander's Market Antiques.
778-5628


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 (DARE). Call
Shona at 761-2642 for information or visit our Web
site: www.daretorescue.com.


1995 CHRYSLER LEBARON convertible. Good
condition. Spruce with tan top. 75,000 miles.
$4,300. 792-4274.
DELUXE 2002 HAULMARK cargo van, 8x5 ft. Many
extras! New! $1,750 or best offer. Call 778-7177.


/^A Paradise Realty

Vacation Rentals


WELCOME TRACY BERNARD!


Tropical
Properties


5500 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, FL
941-779-2580
Fax: 941 779-2602
After Hours:
Larry Albert 725-1074-
Greg Oberhofer 720-0932


NORTH POINTE HARBOUR
720 KEY ROYALE DRIVE


New 5BR/3.5BA home. Deep-water canal access to
Tampa Bay. Maple cabinetry with granite
countertops. Ceramic tile and wood floors. Elevator.
New seawall. Immediate occupancy. $995,000.
k. -


1997 BUICK LESABRE, limited edition. All leather,
CD, extras. Only 31,000 miles. Great car! $11,000.
778-0171.


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.
PEDAL BOAT 2001 barely used! Seats five. Bimini,
built-in cooler, cover, etc. Call 778-6234.
HOUSEBOAT FOR SALE. Excellent live aboard,
guest quarters or rental income producer. $45,000.
Call 778-3526 or view at Web site: geocities.com/
houseboat sunseeker.


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.


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.


Simply the Best


Mike Sally Lisa Marianne Rochelle

Largest Selection of
Rentals on Anna Maria!

m 70+ Gulffront Units
Hundreds more just steps
from the beach
Four full-time rental agents


Mike
Norman
Realty inc.


778-6696
1-800-367-1617
3101 Gulf Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34217


www.mikenormanrealty.com


A Paradise Vacation
Rentals welcomes
Tracy Bernard to
our team. Tracy
has six years of
rental management
experience on Anna
Maria Island. Give
Tracy a call for
any of your property
management
or rental needs.


778-4800 Toll Free 1-800-237-2252
5201.Gulf Drive Holmes Beach
www.aparadiserentals.com




THE ISLANDERIWJUNE26, 2002 E-PAGE 29


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.


ISLAND RESORT seeks friendly, responsible people
to work within a professional housekeeping depart-
ment. Full-time and part-time positions available. Full
benefit package includes medical, 401K and paid
vacation. Apply in person, 6600 Gulf Drive.

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

NEED PERSON for part-time housekeeping posi-
tion. Qualified person can apply at Galati Marine,
900 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, or call 778-0755
Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, to schedule interview.

ISLANDER ads work for you fast.


"WALK WITH ME..."
in paradise at



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



COW40 (41 78-76


$385,000
WESTBAY POINT
AND MOORINGS
Need a 3BR/2BA, ground-floor,
corner unit with outstanding
water views? Need even more?
Then this is the unit for you -
a boat slip and carport
are included! IB83938.


$289,000 SUNBOW BAY Furnished 2BR/2BA with
den and extra bedroom downstairs. Unit overlooks la-
goon. Enclosed carport, heated pool and tennis. Close
to beaches and shopping. IB77766. Pat Thompson,
751-1155.

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


18-UNIT MOTEL seeks part-time housekeeper.
Transportation a must, plus weekend work. 778-
1010.

DISHWASHER/PREP PERSON 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.

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.

HIRING FULL-TIME servers for upscale restaurant/
bistro, fine dining experience preferred, but will train
the right person. Apply in person Wednesday-Sun-
day at Ooh La!, 5406 Marina Drive, Island Shop-
ping Center, Holmes Beach.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Li-
brary. 779-1208 or 778-6247.


Offering ONLY personal service and
personal knowledge of our Island. If you
feel "lost in a crowd" we welcome your call!
We ARE the Island!


MARIE


LIC. REAL ESTATE


FRANKLIN REALTY BROKER
"We ARE the Island."
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
941 778-2259 Fax 941 778-2250
Email amrlty@gte.net
Web site annamariareal.com



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SALES & RENTALS
419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 PO Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294


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Located on the west side of Gulf Drive, this ador-
able 2BR/2BA Island getaway is situated on a
large 100-by-100-ft. lot and is zoned R-2. Endless
possibilities for expansion. Very easy to show.
Priced to sell at $325,000.
Visit our Web site at www.betsyhills.com


GRAPHIC DESIGNER: Advertising layout and de-
sign 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.

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

MORE classified on the next page ...


DICK MAHER
AND
DAVE JONES
ISLAND SPECIALISTS




Call anytime for a consultation.


Island Real Estate of Anna Maria Island Inc.
6101 Manna Drive, Holmes Beach, 1-800-865-0800
(9411 778-6066


Making your
American dream
a reality! Call me
with all of your
real estate needs -
where personal
service is
my specialty.


Melinda Bordes, Realtor"



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PROPERTIES, LLC
Leo F & Cheryl J Kamon Realtors
3001 Gulf Drive. Holmes Beach. Florida, 34217
Call 778-6849 Toll Free: 800-778-9599 Fax: 779-1750
e-mail rertals@i'slandvacationproperies com
Web Page. islandvacalionproperties corn
Licensed Real Estate Broker Ann Caron


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

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

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.

NADIA'S EUROSAGE now accepting clients for
relaxing, therapeutic massage in the comfort of
your home. Island references. Call today for an ap-
pointment, 795-0887. MA#0017550.


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

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

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

FURNITURE UPHOLSTERY, cushions, etc. Re-
pair and restoring antique specialist. Island Uphol-
stery. 121 Bridge St. Free estimates. 778-4335.

COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your
computer misbehaving? Certified computer service
and private lessons. Special $15 per hour- free
advice. 545-7508

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


LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available
evening, weekend. For any computer needs, hard-
ware, software, network, commercial, private. Call
778-8473.

TAMBOURINE LESSONS! Also available: flute,
saxophone, clarinet lessons. Beginning to ad-
vanced. Contact Koko Ray, 792-0160.

SEWING: Get your sewing alterations done fast
and reliably. Hems, zippers, sleeves, waistlines,
cushions, etc. Reasonably priced. Call 727-5873.

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

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

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

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

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

DON'T FEEL LIKE fighting traffic, parking? Not sure
where the address is? Take a taxi and arrive safely.
$1.50 to get in, $1.50/mile. Clean, friendly, serving all
of Manatee and Sarasota counties as well as Tampa,
St. Pete and Sarasota airports. Island Transportation,
7am-3am (or by appointment) 779-2520.

MILLENNIUM CLEANING Residential expert.
Bonded, insured. Free estimates, fair rates. Meticu-
lous to detail. Responsible, reliable, many refer-
ences. Sherry Myers, 545-3315.


CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING and Lawn Mainte-
nance. Residential and commercial. Full-service
lawn maintenance, clean-ups, tree trimming, haul-
ing, Xeriscape. Island resident. Excellent refer-
ences. 778-5294.

ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If
it is broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior
discount. Call 778-2581 or 962-6238.

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.

AQUA LAWN
Affordable lawn care by a fellow Islander. Reliable,
experienced, references. 914-2831.



PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and in-
stallation. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and
trees. Irrigation and pest control service. Every-
thing Under the Sun Garden Centre, 5704 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. 778-4441.

GILLIS & GILLIS ENT. Crushed, washed shell, top-
soil, landscaping services. We install shell 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.



VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. Dan or Bill, 795-5100 or cell 809-3100.


$329.000 INCREDIBLE HOME totally
updated. quiet H n-lme Bea:h Lc:ation 2BR
2BA Call Marianne at 778-6066

Call Marianne Correll, Realtor
(941) 778-6066
6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217


LOCATION, STMLE and QUALITY
A short walk to beaches,
restaurants, city pier, post
office and Community
S* Center activities from this
S vJ. r custom 3BR/2.5BA water-
l front home located on a very
"/, .j protected waterway with
.". no-bridge access to the bay.
Home features bright, open
floor plan, large screened
decks with access from
living/dining rooms, eat-in
kitchen and family room. The private master suite is located on the upper level
and has another deck with views across bay to St. Petersburg. Master bath
shower, double vanity and large whirlpool tub are cultured marble. An office/
den is located off of family room. Keep your boat at your dock on a 12,000-lb.
lift. This home is more spacious than it appears from the street. A great family
or vacation home. Furniture is negotiable. Located at 517 Magnolia, Anna
Maria. Asking $675,000. Call for appointment to view this one-of-a-kind home.
Robert L. Loomis Lic. Real Estate Broker Phone (941) 779-9200 Cell (941) 704-0489





THE ISLANDER E JUNE 26, 2002 0 PAGE 31


S L A NWD E R C L A S SUI F I E D S
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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.

NEW CONSTRUCTION

THE VILLAGE
AT HOLMES BEACH
LUXURY CONDO TOWNHOUSL

Model Open! 3800 Sixth Ave., Holmes Beach





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


S I e Io a l


WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more by
Hunter Douglas and other major manufacturers.
Lifetime warranty. Call Island resident Keith Barnett
for a free in-home consultation. Many Island refer-
ences, 15 years experience. 778-3526 or 730-0516.

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

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

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


F -lf REALTOR.
28 Years of Professional Service
OUR LISTINGS DON'T EXPIRE, WE SELL THEM!
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX with parent quarters, 3BR/2BA, I BR/I BA,
new roof, newer appliances. Walk to beach. $439,000.
DEEDED BOAT DOCK 3BR/2BA, wood decks, clear views down
canal to bay. Elevated with bonus area. $350,000.
COMMERCIAL
STYLING SALON 8 station, established over 35 years. $39,000.
WALGREENS Triple Net. Good CAP. $2,650,000.
ANTIQUE & ART GALLERY Old Main Street. $69,000
5 APARTMENTS Steps to Gulf/bay. $475,000.
MOBILE HOME PARK 71 spaces, lakefront. 10 percent cap.
See our classified ads We're booking 2003 rentals now!
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
trealtor@tampabay.com www.tdollyyoungrealestate.com


Advertising works great in The Islander.


\ YOUR HOMETOWN REALTOR SINCE 1939
WAGNE E TY......
Email: wagnerfl@gte.net www.wagnerrealty.com

ANNA MARIA
BAYFRONT
4BR/4BA home with bay and
canal frontage. Lush tropical
setting, terrific views, open
floor plan, cathedral ceilings,
hardwood floors and deluxe
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 ,
leaving home in this Marina
Isles bayfront home with pro- 3
tected docking. Designed by
Gene Aubry. 4BR/2.5BA plus
maid's room and private
guest quarters. Solar heated pool, lush landscaping. $1,150,000.
Yvonne Higgins 778-2246 or 720-3879.
ALMOST TOUCH THE BAY!
S Longboat Village 2BR plus den
and family room, two-car garage
andextra outbuilding. $580,000.
SCall today! Mary Wickersham or
... Cindy English 383-5577.
r.. #221046
PINEBROOK Popular 2BR '
plus den end-unit on golf .
course. Carport, low mainte- '
nance, all amenities. $147,500.
For appointment, call Dee r 'I.-
Jorcyk 778-2246 or 778-8850. b... 1

ADORABLE DUPLEX Just one
lot from the bay. Bright, sunny,
quiet on nice lot with room for a
pool. New tile throughout. 3BR/
2.5BA. $269,000. Yvonne
Higgins 778-2246 or 720-3879.
MARINER'S COVE! Top floor,
2,516 sq.ft., 4BR/3BA in gated
community. Built in 2001 with ,
custom cabinets, granite tops,
bay views and deep-water dock.
$530,000. Call Dave Moynihan
at 778-2246 or 778-7976.
2217 Gulf Drive North
Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
778-2246 800-211-2323


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. Ce-
ment repairs. Licensed and insured. Chris, 795-3034

TILE, CARPET, LAMINATE supplied and in-
stalled. Why pay retail? Island resident, many ref-
erences. Free estimates, prompt service. Steve
Allen Floor Coverings. 383-5381, or 726-1802.

WITH THE ISLANDER ... you get more. More ads
and home improvement.on the next page!






Serving ihe area since 1970

iliG? ,ELLIN RENTINGI?
We're here to help! Just give us a
call ... 941-778-2307.

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Call for our color brochure, 800-306-9666,
or visit us at www. franmaxonrealestate.com
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REAL ESTATE, LLC
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.
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.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX
2BR/2BA each side. Mint condition, short walk to
beach. Excellent rental. New kitchen, new roof,
beautiful landscaping, deck. $264,900.
ISLAND VILLAGE
3BR/2BA, professionally decorated condo. Fur-
nished, heated pool, small pets, tennis, across
from beach, close to everything. $294,000.
DUPLEX + WATERVI E
2BR/2BAeo k, enew
carpet, Tj ~ at s 1 block to
beach. ay view. Warranty. $339,900.
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.
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lot with room for a pool. Immaculate, short walk
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crumbling, broken cement sills? Will rebuild all sills
promptly. 26-years experience. Chris, 795-3034.

BAYSIDE ROOFING. Roof repair specialists. Re-
Roofs! New Roofs! Tile replacement! All work guar-
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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, con-
dos, rentals. A.J. Winters, 713-1951.

COMPLETE BATHROOM REMODELING Drywall,
repairs, texture coating, painting. Custom shower
stalls, tub enclosures, fixtures, cabinets, tile.
Unique Options, 752-7758 or 545-6141 (cell).



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 television, kitchen, micro-
wave. $375-$475/week or $1,395-$1,595/month,
plus tax 778-1098.

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

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

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

BEAUTIFUL TROPICAL HOUSE just converted to
a two-unit property. 2BR/1 BA, completely reno-
vated and furnished. New washer/dryer, micro-
wave. Three minute walk to beach. $850/month,
$450/week. Call Ron, 761-9808.

SEASONAL, STEPS TO beach. 1BR/1BA, sleeps
five. Just bought, schedule wide open. $975/month
during summer. 737-1121 or (800) 977-0803.

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

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

ANNA MARIA APARTMENT: Prefer to rent to one
person. Large furnished 2BR/1BA, nicely deco-
rated. Beautiful beach at the end of the block. $695/
month, annual rental. 778-3523.
ANNA MARIA 3BR/1.5BA, fully furnished garage,
washer/dryer, short walk to beach. Available No-
vember 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/1 BA, $850/month.
Washer/dryer hookup, full kitchen, newly reno-
vated. First, last, security. Steps to Bradenton
Beach. Realtor/owner. Home (352) 243-7916, of-
fice (352) 242-0167.

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

GULFFRONT MARTINIQUE Anna Maria condo.
2BR/2BA. screened lanai, Gulfview, heated pool,
tennis, garage. Three months, December-April.
(423) 884-2598.

FOR RENT 2BR/1 BA, great neighborhood and lo-
cation. Close to beach, bay and shopping. $800/
month, available July. Call 737-8555.

HOLMES BEACH. 2BR/2BA fully furnished and all
amenities. Washer/dryer, Jacuzzi, $1,600/month.
Five-month lease, but longer or shorter periods
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/secu-
rity required with contract. 792-2779.

ANNUAL BRADENTON BEACH 1BR/1BA, fur-
nished, lush tropical landscape. Steps to beach.
$700/month. Also, fully furnished studio apart-
ment, $600/month. 962-3262 or 779-0121. -.
2BR/1BA FURNISHED duplex in Holmes Beach.
Steps to beach. $950/month, utilities included. Six-
month minimum. 778-2556.




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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.
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, exten-
sion 158, days.

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

ANNUAL UNFURNISHED or furnished. Anna Maria
City, ground-level 2BR, $700/month, plus utilities.
First, last, security. 778-5439.
ANNUAL CANALFRONT HOME 2BR/2BA; Perico
2BR/2BA; Canal/boat dock 2BR/2BA condo, $900/
month; 6103 Holmes Blvd. 2BR/2BA, $900/month;
efficiency, $500/month. T. Dolly Young Real Estate,
778-0807.

PERICO BAY CLUB 2BR/2BA condo in gated com-
munity, pool, tennis, carport, washer/dryer and lake
view, $950/month, plus utilities. Sunny Shores,
1 BR/1 BA, 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 Com-
pany, 778-6665 or (800) 749-6665.

WATERVIEW Perico Bay Club, 2BR/2BA, gated
commUirity, luxury condo, turnkey. Pool, tennis.
Tnree month minimum. $1,200/month, plus electric.
Nonsmoking. 778-3320.
VACATION/SEASONAL MARTINIQUE condos;
212 Palm 3BR/2BA/pool. T. Dolly Young Real Es-
tate, 778-0807.
ANNA MARIA BEACH cottage. Fully furnished, air
conditioned. $75/night, minimum three nights, or
$450/week. Contact Jim Wilson, 778-2845.
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. Non-
smoking. Call 778-3320.
ANNUAL 2BR/1BA elevated duplex, Avenue B.
Block to beach, new carpet, paint, etc. Small pet
OK. $750/month. 778-4837.
CONDO: 1BR/1BA unfurnished annual. Recently
remodeled. Tile throughout. Big pool. Very nice!
One block to beach. $700/month. 778-1915.


ANNUAL RENTALS 1 and 2BR units, ready for
move-in. Close to Gulf. From $620/month. Island
Real Estate, 778-6066.
CHARMING 2BR/1.5BA with new floors and appli-
ances. Includes washer/dryer, $895/month, plus all
utilities. 302-0779.

ANNUAL RENTALS 1 BR and 2BR units available.
Selection includes condo, apartments, house.
Prices range from $650-$900/month. Call Fran
Maxon Real Estate, 778-2307 for details.

LONGBOAT KEY CANALFRONT, beautifully
decorated, spacious, 1BR/1BA condo. One-month
minimum until December. $1,300/month. Call 761-
9899, after July 5 call (302) 234-4688.
HOLMES BEACH unfurnished, 2BR/2BA, screened
lanai, garage, boat dock. $925/month, water and
waste included. 8006 Marina Drive. 776-1789.
MOBILE HOME sell/rent. 1BR/1BA, enclosed
lanai, on bay, near beach. Boat slip, new carpet,
paint. $395/month. Owner finance. 351-2498.

VACATION PRIVATE BEACH
Walk to everything! New kitchen, washer/dryer,
dishwasher, phone, VCR, grill, bikes bring your
toothbrush! $375-$775/week and $975-$2,275/
month. Please call 737-1121 or (800) 977-0803.

ANNUAL RENTALS 2BR/1BA furnished Anna
Maria; updated 2BR/2BA, ground-level, unfur-
nished in Holmes Beach. Marina Pointe Realty Co.,
779-0732.
1 BR/1 BA ANNUAL on Intracoastal Waterway. Off
Island, fully furnished 35-foot trailer, enclosed
porch, utilities paid, $500/month, plus deposit. 55
plus, no pets, cheap boat slips available. 798-3673.
VACATION, SEASONAL, ANNA MARIA. Gulffront
apartments, lovely furnished interiors. Sundeck,
enclosed porch, beach patio, tropical setting, no
pets. Owner, 778-3143.
1BR/1BA apartment. Partial furnished or unfur-
nished. Peaceful, private. $675/month annual, in-
cludes utilities. No pets. 778-1086 or 792-2620.
CHARMING 3BR/2.5BA canal home. Pool, two-car
garage. Great location by Holmes Beach library,
Annual rental. $1,300 to $1,500/month. Call (970)
879-5531 or e-mail: slloydevans@cs.com.



OPEN HOUSE Sunday noon-3pm. Gulffront 2BR/
2BA condo, $399,000. 5300 Gulf Drive, Martinique
North, unit #102. 778-4523 or (800) 977-0803.

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


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Serving the Islands since 1969. 778-5594 After 5 Call
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Serving Anna Maria & Longboat Key Free Estimates
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LONGBOAT KEY former bank building, 4,700
square feet, zoned office/professional. Twenty
parking spaces, contemporary design, great vis-
ibility. $14/square foot. Can divide. Owner/Realtor,
388-5514 or call 809-4253.

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

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

ISLAND LIVING YOU CAN AFFORD! Turn key
furnished 1 BR/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.
Information on-site at 4806 Gulf Drive, or call 778-
4523 or (800) 977-0803.

BRAND NEW 2BR/2.5BA condo on golf course at
beautiful Tobago Hilton on Tobago Island, Trinidad
in the Caribbean. 1,694 square feet. Excellent
rental market. Asking $229,000, appraised at
$241,000. Call Rick at 778-1102 or 727-5873.
BAYFRONT 100-by-270-foot lot. Gorgeous sun-
sets, executive home-site, deep water with sea-
wall. 1116 Palma Sola Blvd. $775,000. 794-5485.


BEACHWALK TOWNHOMES
ONLY TWO BLOCKS
TO THE BEACH -
New townhomes with
3BR/2.5BA, private back
yards, elevator tower in
place, screened lanai,
i. ; :s hurricane impact window
'"'- upgrade and garage.
,' $434,900 or $486,900
---s ... ..- with pool. Call Bob Fittro
today to see these magnifi-
cent newly constructed
properties! 778-6066.


519 SOUTH DRIVE, Anna Maria (off South Bay
Blvd.) We are nearing completion on this totally re-
modeled, 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. Brokers protected. 778-
2993.

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

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.
BAYFRONT 100-by-270-foot lot. Gorgeous sun-
sets, executive home-site, deep water with seawall.
1116 Palma Sola Blvd. $775,000. 794-5485.
JEWFISH KEY Island home! Custom elevated
2BR/3BA with very special ambiance. Secluded
haven with great bay views. $2.5 million. Call
Anne Miller, Realtor at Wagner Realty, 778-2246
or 792-6475.
CONDO- PERICO BAY Club courtyard home.
2BR/2BA, one carport. Call 792-7383.

SUNBOW BAY 2BR/2BA end unit, panoramic bay
views, newly turnkey furnished, two pools, covered
parking, elevator. By owner, easy showing.
$299,000. 795-3778.


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gain price. 2BR/2BA, turnkey furnished.
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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ENJOY DIRECT GULFFRONT LIVING
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
or 778-4451.


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women and people securing custody of children un-
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Unique new bayfront home with wonderful view.
2BR/2.5BA, 1,800 sq.ft., large open loft, wrap-
around porch and boat dock. $695,000. 778-3875


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complex. Steps to beach. $184,900.
Gall Tutewller 778-0700.


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1BA, Island home with dock and
21-ft. boat included. $334,500.
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carpet, parquet flooring. $298,000. slip available. $449,900. Gall
Geoff Wall, 778-0700. Tutewiler, 778-0700.


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


AFFORDABLE CONDO. Beauti-
fully turnkey furnished. 2BR, views
of bay/Gulf. Social clubhouse,
heated pool. $189,000. 778-0700.


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





LAGUNA YACHT VILLAGE New
homes, deep-water dock, pool.
One model left for immediate deliv-
ery starting at $739,000. 778-0700.


VACATION RENTALS


BERMUDA BAY CLUB GULF WATCH Bay and Gulf.
Beautifully furnished 3BR 2BR, beach access across
townhouses with pool and di- the street, walk to eateries
rect beach and bay access. and historic "Bridge Street."
$900/week or $2,700/month. $650/week or $1,800/month.


Moving In?

S Moving Out?

Moving Up?

Call Karen Day
S:.778-6696
Evenings: 779-2237

Mike Norman Realty, inc.
3101 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach




1Gulf-Bay Realty
of Anna Maria Inc.

778-7244
1 (800)771-6043
5408 Marina Drive Holmes Beach

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LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION!
Just steps from the beach and close to shopping.
2BR/2BA home on large lot. If you want to feel like
you're always on vacation, this home is it!
Call Pat Perryman today!
For all your real estate needs.
1-800-530-9918, ext. 3003.


REALTORS


PINE BAY FOREST VILLA Enjoy maintenance-
free living in this serene and lushly landscaped
community. This private end unit is within walking
distance to the viewing pier on Palma Sola Bay
and is a spacious split 3BR/2BA floor-plan design
with cedar beamed ceilings, wood-burning fire-
place, large indoor atrium, screened patio, large
kitchen, inside utility room and covered parking.
Amenities include heated pool, spa, sauna,
shuffleboard and tennis courts. Great west
Bradenton location that's close to shopping and
the beaches. $132,900. Call Mary King, Realtor,
795-5553 or 730-1835.
F, SUM MERRENAL


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


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


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


REALTORS


5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK
E mail: info@smithrealtors.com
Web site: www.smithrealtors.com
Nous parlons francais
Mit uns koennen Sie deutsch reden

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Melinda Bordes
Realtor






Marianne Correll
Realtor






Bob Fittro
Realtor






Richard Freeman
Realtor






Alan Galletto
Broker/Salesperson






Bill Jones
Broker/Salesperson






Jon Kent
Realtor






Tom Nelson
Realtor






Nick Patslos
Broker/Salesperson






Chris Shaw
Realtor






Marilyn Trevethan
Realtor


909 N. Shore Blvd.......NEW $899,500

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

Beachwalk Townhomes New Project from ... $434,9Q0

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

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

MAINLAND

116 22nd St. W ............. $239,000


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

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

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

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

3427 57th Ave. W.......NEW $127,000


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23 Longing
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kiwi
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43 Low wind instrument
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54 Sugar source
55 French cop
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