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Happy Fourth of July.
"The Best News on Anna Maria
Island Since 1992"
Volume 10, no. 33, July 3, 2002 FREE
Remember boating, beach safety on July 4
By Rick Catlin
While the July 4 holiday may not draw as many
people to Anna Maria Island as Easter weekend, it's
still expected to attract a large number of boaters and
bathers and safety should be the concern of everyone,
both on the Island and in the water. A little knowledge
of local boating laws wouldn't hurt either, Island law
enforcement officers and government officials say.
In Anna Maria, boaters are not allowed to beach their
craft anywhere except within the 200 feet of beachfront at
By Rick Catlin
Islanders worried that a large portion of the re-
cently renourished beach is slipping back into the Gulf
of Mexico can cast those fears aside. The shrinking
beach was expected and it's a natural part of the
Marine engineer Jennifer Davis of Coastal Planning
and Engineering in Boca Raton, the company that over-
sees the renourishment project for Manatee County, said
the renourished beach was expected to lose sand.
"It's part of the natural process," said Davis. "The
beach is seeking its equilibrium state and the erosion
was anticipated. That's why we put in extra sand."
The renourishment project added about 200 feet of
extra sand on the shore of the Island in the designated ar-
eas, and over the next two years, between 20 and 40 per-
PLEASE SEE BEACH, NEXT PAGE
Bayfront Park reserved to take on or unload passengers
from a boat. That includes personal watercraft.
And there's a 300-foot barrier between the shoreline
and boat lanes, said Public Works Supervisor George
McKay. Inside the 300-foot mark, boats must be at idle
That's a speed limit and a no-wake zone that some
boater ignored about 10 years ago, costing a young
honeymooner in Anna Maria his life, said Julian
Fernandez who lives along North Shore Drive. The
young man was snorkeling in the water off Bean Point
when a boater going at high speed and about 40 feet
from shore struck and killed the man.
"We see boats all the time going at high speed and
passing about 30 to 40 feet from shore," said Femandez.
Primarily, the boats increase speed as they come out
of the bay heading to open water, he said. Most likely, they
don't even realize they are still in the no-wake zone. "This
is a dangerous situation," said Fernandez.
In addition to being dangerous, it could be costly
PLEASE SEE SAFETY, NEXT PAGE
Top Notch gator
Fred Forbes of Bradenton shot this photo of a gator in the Everglades in January 2002 and it's our first
weekly winner in this seventh annual Islander-sponsored contest. Forbes can claim an Islander "more-than-a-
mullet-wrapper" T-shirt, a Duffy's Tavern cap, and a certificate for brunch for two persons at Ooh La La!
bistro. See Top Notch entry guidelines, page 13.
SWAT team goofs in Holmes Beach exercise
Bob Streets was busy checking-in a man and his
son who had just returned from a day on the water in
their rental boat from the Anna Maria Boat Club at the
SWAT team moves in
Members of the Manatee County Sheriffs Office SWAT
team were in training June 28 at this abandoned house
at the east end of 49th Street in Holmes Beach. A
similar exercise at the fonrer Pete Reynard's Marina
Bay restaurant earlier that day resulted in the wrong
door being smashed and SWAT team members stormed
into the offices of the Anna Maria Boat Club by mis-
take. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
former Pete Reynard's Marina Bay restaurant around
4 p.m. June 28 when he heard a noise at the door that
connects the business to the old restaurant.
Streets knew that members of the Manatee County
Sheriff's Office SWAT team were conducting some
training in the abandoned restaurant and he figured they
just wanted him to open the door. After all, SWAT
team members knew Streets was there and had in-
spected the office prior to the training session.
All of a sudden, said Streets, the door came flying
off its hinges and six SWAT team members armed with
paint-ball guns came bursting in the room.
Streets knew it was just as mistake, but it still
scared him and it startled the man and his son, he said.
"It was funny. I knew they were back there, but I
didn't expect them to come bursting through the door
like that. It sure scared us for a second."
Although team members were using paint ball
guns, they certainly looked real enough to alarm the
noncombatants for a few seconds, he said.
"Then someone yelled 'civilians' and they realized
their mistake and left," said Streets, who then explained
to the shaken father and son what was happening.
PLEASE SEE SWAT TEAM, PAGE 3
A long Fourth of July holiday is upon us,
including lots of fireworks, events and places to
Bradenton Beach is the host of the kickoff
event, an after-sunset fireworks display offshore
of the Beach House Restaurant.
On July Fourth, the Privateers parade will
take over the streets from Coquina Beach to
Bayfront Park in Anna Maria starting at 10 a.m.
The marauders follow up with a party at the
Manatee Public Beach where all are welcome,
young and old.
We highly recommend utilizing the trolley
for trips around the Island. And beachgoers,
please help our nesting turtles and pick up your
trash, including fireworks debris.
More inside ...
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Safety key this Fourth of July
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to the boater.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission, along with local law enforcement, will be out
"in force, vigorously enforcing boating laws, speed
limits and checking for sobriety" this weekend, said
Capt. Richard Moore of the FWC.
Island law enforcement will also be checking to see
if anyone beaches a boat on the shore.
That's a "no no" in all three Island cities, includ-
ing Holmes Beach where Police Lt. Dale Stephenson
wants to remind boaters the restriction also applies to
all personal watercraft.
While there is no invisible line that boaters can't
cross near shore, they are supposed to stay west of any
swimmers in the water, Stephenson said.
As boaters approach the shore, they should reduce
to idle speed and "be aware of swimmers and
HBPD officers will be at Manatee Public Beach
and other locations checking for boating, parking and
Stephenson said it's a good idea to head to the Is-
land early and stay late for the holiday.
Traffic to the Island becomes a problem about 9:30
a.m., he said, and the backup to get off Anna Maria
Island starts about 3 p.m.
"So come early if you want a parking spot at the
beach," he advised.
It goes without saying boaters and motorists
shouldn't drink and drive, and police will also be look-
ing for alcohol on the beach, he said.
In Bradenton Beach, Police Chief Sam Speciale said
there is no known limit for boaters to stay offshore except
at Coquina Beach, which is marked by buoys.
As in Anna Maria and Holmes Beach, watercraft
can not be beached anywhere in the city, he said.
"While this should just be a normal holiday week-
end, officers will be out in force" to ensure safety and
traffic flow and looking for violations such as alcohol
on the beach, he said.
And don't be surprised if Island police set up a few
roadblocks just to make sure nobody's drinking and driv-
The borrow pit about 2,000feet off the northwest shore of Anna Maria looks like a submerged UFO landing
strip in this aerial photograph. Some Islanders are worried beach sand is slipping back into the pit, endanger-
ing the new beach created by the recent renourishment project. Islander Photo: Courtesy of Jack Elka.
Beach expected to shrink
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
cent of that should be lost back into the water, she said.
"We always expected to end up with from 120 to
160 feet of renourished beach depending upon loca-
tion," said Davis.
She said Island residents, particularly those in
Anna Maria, shouldn't worry that beach sand is sink-
ing back into the borrow pit about 2,000 feet offshore
that was used to acquire the sand. The borrow pit is
expected to fill up gradually through the natural move-
ment of sand in that area.
But just to be safe, Coastal Engineering monitors
the renourished beach and borrow pit on a regular ba-
sis. If engineers find more sand than anticipated is be-
ing lost, county officials will be notified.
So far, everything is going according to the plan,
It may take about two years before the beach
reaches its anticipated coastline, she said. That shape
should last about five years before another
renourishment project is due, she indicated.
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn said she also was not
concerned about the receding coastline. "They said that
was going to happen, that 30 to 40 percent of the sand
would disappear in the first two years. What's left
should remain for another six to eight years."
Manatee County Environmental Systems Manager
Charlie Hunsicker, who headed up the renourishment
project for the county, was likewise not unduly worried
about any lost sand on the Island.
"We are monitoring the shape of the beach and
sand movement," Hunsicker has said. "At this point,
everything is going according to the plan."
Hunsicker did note the beach erosion line and an
escarpment that was formed by wave action and storms
may have created an obstacle for turtles trying to reach
a suitable nesting site and these areas have been leveled
for the turtles.
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THE ISLANDER M JULY 3, 2002 0 PAGE 3
Work piles up in Holmes Beach public works department
by Diana Bogan
Residents of Holmes Beach may find themselves
waiting longer than usual for services from the public
works department in Holmes Beach as a combination
of factors slows down the wheels of government.
The first factor contributing to the larger work load
comes from recent statewide changes to building codes,
which increased the number of required inspections.
Anna Maria City
July 3, 6:45 p m., Environmental Education and En-
hancement Committee meeting.
July 9, 7 p.m., city commission budget meeting.
July 11, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
July 11, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
July 9, 7 p.m., city commission meeting with work
session immediately following.
July 10, 7 p.m., city parks and beautification commit-
July 11, 9 a.m., board of adjustment meeting.
July 11, 1 p.m., city planning commission meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
July 10, 10 a.m., Island Emergency Operations Com-
mittee meeting, fire station #1, 6001 Marina Drive,
Offices in the cities of Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach,
Holmes Beach and Longboat Key will be closed on
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
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.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Streets figured that the officers became disoriented
by the smoke bombs thrown in the building during the
training exercise, even though they were supposed to
know that this particular door led to an occupied office
and they were not to open it.
Later, the team leader came back and apologized
for the mistake.
The man and his son left a bit shaken, but none the
worse, said Streets, who laughed off the incident.
The SWAT then moved to an abandoned house at
the east end of 49th Street in Holmes Beach where a
similar exercise found no civilians, just an empty
house, as planned.
Holmes Beach is currently seeking to hire a full-time
licensed building inspector to add to its public works staff,
although competition is fierce for qualified personnel.
According to Public Works Superintendent Joe
Duennes, it is difficult to not only find a licensed inspec-
tor but also to compete with salaries in the private sector.
"The county has been trying to hire another inspec-
tor for at least six months now," said Duennes. "There
is a real demand for licensed inspectors."
Going, going, gone
The house at 208 N. Harbor Drive in Holmes Beach
belonging to Nicklas and Sherri Bowling was
demolished last week after the couple received a
Federal Emergency Management Agency grant to
rebuild their house as an elevated home to prevent
flooding. The Bowlings are one of two Holmes Beach
residents to apply for and receive the grant, which is
available to home owners with serious flooding
problems. Islander Photos: Courtesy Joanie Mills.
Contributing to the shortage of licensed inspectors,
Duennes said, is that the state construction board that
qualifies candidates for licenses is fairly strict.
An inspector must have five years of supervisory
experience before he or she qualified to take the board ex-
amination. Duennes added the test only certifies an inspec-
tor, the state board determines whether to license the in-
In addition to the increase in inspections, the city is
currently short-staffed. Bill Saunders, assistant superinten-
dent of public works, is on medical leave and is not ex-
pected to return to work for four to six weeks.
Saunders handles 95 percent of the permit and site-
plan reviews and applications for special exceptions.
Duennes said the city is falling behind on work. With
Saunders absent, Duennes is the only licensed person
To help alleviate the work load, John Fernandez,
who previously worked as the city's superintendent of
public works, has been volunteering to help with plan
reviews for a few hours after his regular "day" job as
building inspector for Longboat Key.
According to Duennes, there is an interlocal agree-
ment between the three Anna Maria Island cities for
staff to help each other out during vacations and sick
leave, although it is of little help at the moment.
Duennes said the other Island cities already have a full
load due to the new building inspection requirements.
"The other cities also have a larger work load and
basically they each have a one-man staff," said Duennes.
"In fact, I've been asked to cover for Anna Maria's pub-
lic works superintendent while he is on vacation."
Duennes said they are doing the best they can at the
"Even with Bill here, we were still short staffed,"
Duennes admitted. "Which is why we are looking for
an additional building inspector."
Previous to Saunder's medical leave, Duennes said
a permit review took seven to 10 days. Currently, how-
ever, he admits it can take up to 30 days.
Expect traffic delays
in Holmes Beach
The second phase of bike path installation has been
rescheduled to begin Wednesday, July 10, and will
cause delays in traffic.
According to Holmes Beach Superintendent of
Public Works Joe Duennes, the project may take up to
a month to complete and work will be done along Gulf
Drive off and on between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Phase II will continue the bike path to the city lim-
its of Anna Maria. The path is a 4-foot-wide apron on
each side of the road which is marked as a bike path.
It will go north from the Manatee Public Beach, the
stopping point for the first phase of installation, along
Gulf Drive on both sides to Marina Drive, then along
Marina and Palm drives to Anna Maria.
Workers are expected to work north to south, start-
ing at the public beach, with frequent one-lane traffic,
detours and delays.
The city received a grant in the amount of
$225,000 from the state to help pay for the completion
of the bike path, which was broken into two phases.
Phase I was installed approximately three years ago
from the south end of the city along Gulf Drive to East
Bay Drive, along East Bay Drive to Manatee Avenue,
then towards the beach, stopping approximately 100
yards from the intersection of Manatee Avenue and
Gulf Drive at the Manatee Public Beach.
Work was previously scheduled to begin June 12.
The Islander offices will be
closed Thursday, July Fourth.
Deadlines and deliveries will take place "as usual,"
except for early real estate deadline. Please, make
it a safe and happy Fourth of July holiday!
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Civic association takes up Avenue C dispute
By Diana Bogan
Members of the Holmes Beach Civic Association
have approached the city's code enforcement board
seeking advice on how to proceed with residents' com-
plaints on Avenue C.
Association member Jane Early said that residents
on Avenue C believe they have not be given a fair hear-
ing and neither have they been satisfied working with
city staff members to alleviate their problems.coexist-
ing with Island Starter and Alternator in a neighbor-
hood of commercial and residential properties.
City Attorney Jim Dye instructed the code enforce-
ment board that it was not at liberty to discuss the con-
cerns brought by Early.
"As far as seeking action," Dye told Early, "work
with the city staff. If you're unhappy, go to the mayor
or commission. The code enforcement board only re-
views cases that have worked through the system."
Sue Normand, a resident of Avenue C, told the
board that residents have been complaining for more
than a year and they want to know why no action has
"This board cannot direct [code enforcement of-
ficer] Walter [Wunderlich] to do anything," said Dye.
"This board only handles cases brought to it for a final
Normand submitted a four-page letter to the code
enforcement board outlining the history of Avenue C
and its current problems. She also set up a meeting with
city staff members to discuss the neighbors' concerns.
In her letter Normand, who has lived on Avenue C
since 1980, outlined the development of the street:
South of 30th Street, Avenue C is a residential
neighborhood and to the north it is both residential and
Normand states that in 1980 the west side of Av-
enue C from 30th Street north was primarily wooded
undeveloped. Two duplex homes were constructed
in the northwest portion of the block and a mini-stor-
age business also existed at the far northwest end.
In 1982, a third duplex was constructed, and the
following ye-ar a condominium building, which
Normand believes was intended to be residential-office
use, was built at 3014 Ave. C.
According to Normand, by the late 1980s one of
the duplexes and the condo had commercial businesses
operating in enclosed garages and no noise or other
activities disturbed the neighborhood at that time.
Additionally, Normand states, an office building
was added for Island Pest Control in 1988 and the busi-
ness was permitted to install a chain-link fence, rather
than an opaque one, which she said is required by the
land-development code as a buffer. However, the busi-
ness owner parked his vehicles within the fenced area
and residents had no complaints.
In the early 1990s, Normand continued, the re-
maining wooded lots on the west side of the 3000 block
of Avenue C were cleared and became an unofficial
parking lot for nearby businesses on Gulf Drive.
Normand says that although it created an annoyance,
the businesses located on Avenue C were still not dis-
turbing the neighborhood.
Approximately one year ago, Island Starter and
Alternator was given permission by the city's building
official to open a business to "remove, repair and re-
place starters and alternators" in unit four of the Av-
enue C condominium.
Unit four is located at the rear of the building on
an alley and faces the back of other commercial prop-
Controversy has come to Avenue C in Holmes Beach. Isle
Normand said that Bill Saunders, the city's build-
ing official, told her then that there had previously been
an engine repair shop for watercraft and an auto repair
shop at that location. And since these previous busi-
nesses had not adversely affected the residential area
on 30th Street or Avenue C, he saw no reason to deny
the new application.
Normand alleges, however, that after the owner of
unit four sold the unit, the owner of Island Starter and
Alternator moved his operation to one of the building's
front units without a permit or permission from the city.
The new unit occupied by the business faces residen-
tially-zoned property on Avenue C.
Neighborhood residents complain that Island
Starter and Alternator's owner and employees work on
vehicles outside of the building in the driveway, rather
than inside the garage, which eliminates parking.
This in turn leads to complaints that parking is tak-
ing place on the residential side of the street and in the
city right of way, which not only causes damage to the
grassy area but is also a violation of the city code.
Additionally, residents have complained that cars
are also being serviced in the city's right of way and a
vehicle lift has recently been installed along Avenue C.
Normand alleges that this was done without a permit.
The business owner is also being accused of ex-
panding his operation to the unit next door and into an
upstairs unit, which is being used as a repair facility
rather than an office.
Normand pointed out areas of the land-develop-
ment code for which she finds violations by Island
Specifically, Normand said requirements for a spe-
cial exception use in a C-3 district take into consider-
ation the size of the units, and parking requirements
dictate one space for every 200 square feet, plus one
space for every two employees. Buffering is also re-
wander Photo: Rick Catlin
quired between residential and commercial uses.
Once all requirements for a special exception have
been met, a public hearing is required. Normand be-
lieves that none of these requirements have been met
and that no public hearing has ever been held.
"The starter and alternator business never had an
approved site plan, and is now being told the owner can
simply submit a site plan for approval and continue op-
erating his currently illegal business," said Normand.
"This entire business and its location, to my under-
standing, would create a nonconformity which would
not be legally acceptable."
The use of the adjacent property is another con-
cern. According to Normand, both north and south of
this property are residential uses which have never
housed businesses, although the city maps show it as
a commercial zone. The land to the east is zoned resi-
dential and is currently vacant. The rear units of the
building in question are used for storage and an air
conditioning company. Behind the unit to the west is
an alley and commercial property. According to
Normand, the subject property is shown on city maps
as commercial, but the Manatee County Property
Appraiser's Office shows it as a residential condo-
"My neighbors and I have become outraged that al-
though we have made numerous reports of these viola-
tions, the code enforcement officer, other members of
staff, and even elected officials refuse to either cite or close
this business," said Normand. "Unbelievably, they have
simply instructed the business owner to do a survey, file
a site plan, and apply to the city for permits. In the interim,
they continue operating this business."
According to Superintendent of Public Works Joe
Duennes, his staff has been reviewing a special excep-
tion application submitted by Island Starter and Alter-
nator, but it is not progressing as fast as it should due
to the high workload and staffing shortfall at the city.
Anna Maria Elementary School makes the grade
By Diana Bogan
Anna Maria Elementary School is back on top with
an "A" grade for the 2001-02 school year from the
Florida Department of Education after slipping to a "B"
for the previous school year.
The DOE assigns a letter grade to schools based on
performance each year.
Criteria used to assess a school's performance are
the results of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment
Tests in reading, writing and math for fourth- and fifth-
grade students each year.
To achieve an "A" status, schools must test at least
95 percent of eligible students, including speech im-
paired, gifted, hospital/homebound, and limited-En-
glish proficient students who have been in an ESOL
program over two years.
Also taken into account are other general criteria
such as the percentage of students absent more than 20
days and the percent suspended from school.
In addition there was a change in the accountability
process this year. The grading formula took into ac-
count learning gains among students in each school as
well as among the lowest scoring 25 percent of each
According to the School Accountability Report
guidelines, in order to maintain an "A" grade a school
must show a "substantial improvement in reading and
no substantial decline in math or writing."
AME was one of 11 elementary schools in Mana-
tee County to receive an "A" grade. Schools earning
the A grade receive a bonus of $100 per student en-
rolled during that school year.
The 1999-00 "A" grade for AME resulted in
$38,216.00 from the DOE.
The school grading system is an element of the
Bush-Brogan A+ Plan for Education. For more infor-
mation, go to the Web site www.firn.edu/doe/
THE ISLANDER U JULY 3, 2002 U PAGE 5
Holmes Beach continues debate on hiring manager
By Diana Bogan
Holmes Beach city commissioners are still un-
sure whether to take the first sweeping step toward
hiring a city manager.
Salary is a key concern among some of the com-
mission. The average pay to manage a city the size
of Holmes Beach is $66,500, according to the
Florida League of Cities.
Commissioner Roger Lutz raised several ques-
tions concerning salary and benefits, however.
"What comes out of the budget to pay the
manager's salary? Does he take over the mayor's of-
fice? Does he get his own secretary? What about a
car?" Lutz asked.
Commissioner Don Maloney argued that even if
there are expenses involved in hiring a new staff
member, you know you are hiring someone with
something to contribute to your community.
And to answer some of Lutz's questions,
Maloney said he assumed the manager would take
the mayor's office and use the same secretary the
mayor has been using and he doesn't see a need for
Mayor Carol Whitmore chimed in that she also
envisioned hiring no extra help to accommodate a
city manager, and "if we had a city manager, I'd run
for mayor in a New York minute."
Whitmore said she envisioned the mayor's job
becoming more of a figurehead that handles public
functions very much like Longboat Key does with its
mayor and town manager.
Lutz suggested that a logical step would be to
keep the government as it is but hire a manager for
one year to see how it goes. This way the city could
avoid having to change its charter right away.
"What if they don't get along? Who is going to
handle that?" asked Maloney.
"We have a mayor that can handle it." said Lutz.
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"I'm not going to
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Whitmore offered that
Lutz's suggestion may be a
"baby step" toward a city
manager form of govern-
Rich Bohnenberger agreed
that a natural progression
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to a city manager might be wise. He suggested that
the city hire an executive assistant for the mayor.
This would also avoid having to change the charter
Bohnenberger said that hiring an executive as-
sistant would give commissioners a chance to see if
they are justified in changing the form of govern-
Commissioner Sandy Haas Martens disagreed,
"An executive assistant doesn't carry the same quali-
fications and the same duties as a city manager. It's
just one more person for the mayor to manage."
Maloney agreed with Martens, that the commis-
sion shouldn't "fiddle around" with hiring an assis-
tant because it wouldn't be the same as hiring a
Whitmore indicated the only way to get the is-
sue on the ballot may be to take the baby steps to-
ward the change in government.
"Perhaps we can hire someone qualified to be a
manager as an executive assistant for two years with
the option to stay on as manger if it works out," she
Don Schroder, a member of the charter review
committee recommending the change to a city man-
ager-commission form of government, noted that
Lutz's concerns related to salary could be negotiated
with the applicant. He also said he believes it isn't
a step-by-step process.
According to Schroder, the manager at Indian
Rocks Shore is about to retire after 23 years on the
job and Maloney noted that 66 applications have al-
ready been received by the city to fill the position.
Maloney offered to travel to Indian Rocks Shore
to review the applications in order to asses the qual-
ity of applicants in the market for jobs.
Schroder also told the commission that he was
quite impressed with the manager from Indian Rocks
Beach, whom he said "earns his salary.
"The quality of your city manager depends on
how thorough a job you do in hiring," Schroder told
the commission. "It's time to move forward."
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Islanders, visitors to Anna Maria Island, and the
accompanying traffic, are approaching a frenzied
pitch nearing the Fourth of July holiday, which
amounts to a pretty long weekend when you kick it
off with fireworks on Wednesday.
But if there's any way to make the best of an all-
American beach, barbecue and family holiday, Anna
Maria Islanders are up for the challenge.
From horseshoes to parasailing, croquet to wa-
ter skiing, sipping lemonade to quaffing pifia
coladas, Publix fried chicken to gourmet burgers on
the grill, Islanders and their influx of out-of-town
friends and family members will be enjoying the
As will lots of the new visitors to Anna Maria Is-
land, here to spend a little time in the place we know
From visitor studies conducted over many years,
we learned that 85 percent of the folks who come to
Florida come to visit friends and family. It's their
No. 1 reason for a visit to the Sunshine State. Not
Mickey or the myriad attractions as you might sus-
pect. They're third on the list. Coming in second is
What that means to Anna Maria, even with a
large inventory of "occupado" motels, is that lots
and lots of folks are here staying with family at
What that means to Island businesses hoping to
attract those "family" tourist dollars, is that you
gotta shine with the residents, make the people that
live here happy, keep them happy, and please the
very folks that will be taking their visitors to shop
Yes, folks. Tourism starts at home.
What we're finding especially pleasing is the ac-
ceptance of the Island trolley. Even some "hard
core" Islanders, the type who don't leave home for
the usual festivals and folly, are taking to the trolley
as if it were their own making.
It's quickly becoming another Island "institu-
And a blessing, if the ridership volume translates
to a few less cars on the road.
We only hope the fireworks will be over in
Bradenton Beach in time to hop a trolley ride home.
Have a safe and happy Fourth of July.
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Granted the beach renourishment project is a good
thing. Unfortunately, it left an undesirable beach be-
tween Elm and Sycamore avenues in Anna Maria.
Certainly there is something that can be done to
improve the condition of the beach between these two
With the continued low tides for the past week [a
tidal pool] has developed into a real eyesore and a
smelly, green mess!
Fran Haupert, Anna Maria
The historical birthplace of Anna Maria is
threatened by destruction.
For generations, the city fathers (and mothers)
of Anna Maria have preserved our town's history.
Not by registering historic buildings but by actually
living in them and enjoying the rural pace of Island
In recent years, lifetime residents have begun to
pass away and property values have risen dramati-
cally. That trend will continue and probably even ac-
celerate. Sadly, this change is now threatening one
of the most historic structures on the entire Island:
In 1912, Charles Roser built his home on Pine
Street next to the City Pier. The following year, he
built the first church on this Island across from his
home. To Mr. Roser, to thousands of residents
throughout the decades and to us, the historic Roser
Church is the soul of Anna Maria.
It was in this building that Charles Roser built
our Island's first town and realized his dreams. He
lived there, maintained his office and he planned our
Island's future. There is no better.memorial to the
history of Anna Maria.
The property is now for sale for $485,000.
Ask yourself, "What buyer will pay $485,000 for
the privilege of owning a small wooden cottage with
one bathroom?" The answer is no one. Roser Cot-
tage is being sold for its land value. And that means
that its destruction is clearly imminent.
Roser Cottage has a value far greater than its land.
Roser Cottage can be a tremendous historical, educa-
tional and cultural asset to our region and to future
generations who will come to enjoy our Island.
Its highly visible location next to the city pier,
Bayview Plaza, the U.S. Post Office and the trolley
terminus make it an ideal place for tourists to expe-
rience the depth of Anna Maria without impacting
Anna Maria has one of the best local historical
societies in Florida and Roser Cottage would be an
ideal location for them to manage and promote our
We are not proposing that every historic build-
ing in town be saved. But Roser Cottage is at the
heart of every building standing on this Island.
If it is destroyed for the sake of one more five-
bedroom house or one more store, all of us will suf-
fer a permanent loss of history and spirit.
We urgently ask Island citizens to contact their
local government officials and the Anna Maria Is-
land Historical Society at 778-0492 to help save this
Sophahan (Pa) and Kent Davis, owners, Siam
Garden Resort, Anna Maria
Your coverage of Duffy's Tavern's demise made
the sad occasion a bit easier to swallow for us up north
who couldn't be there. It was clear your staffers felt the
emotions weighing on Pat and Ed Geyer and family.
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Don't trust them
I have just read where the parking problem in
Bradenton Beach is now being discussed by our elected
officials and business people, ignoring the fact that
before the "restoration" of Bridge Street the architects,
builders, developers and politicians all promised that
parking and congestion would not be a problem.
So much for their lack of foresight and accuracy.
One plan is to erect a roundabout at Cortez Road and
Gulf Drive, which in my experience will help ease traf-
fic somewhat but not enough.
Soon, I fear, we will hear suggestions that we need
a four-lane fixed-span bridge to replace the Cortez
Bridge. They may be correct about a new bridge but
one that connects the mainland to Longboat Key, not
to Anna Maria, is the only viable solution.
We who live on Anna Maria should have learned
not to trust the ideas and promises of those listed above.
As a footnote to this letter, I suggest that we who
care about the quality of life on Anna Maria and do not
consider it a "bargain" as some Realtor called it in a
recent article in this newspaper, should emulate the
folks of Cortez, who have shown all of us how to pro-
tect their environment and hold back the forces of dam-
John Gilroy, Holmes Beach
Once again we must express our extreme thanks
and gratitude for our second annual Father's Day blood
drive. It really warms our hearts when so many of our
residents come out to give the life-saving gift of blood.
There are very few communities that can make this
claim. Of course, none of this could have happened had
it not been for the many committed people that helped
is through the two crazy days.
Elaine Ackel, Diana Davis and the many many
people from the Manatee Community Blood Center,
you are simply the best.
The volunteers from Turtle Watch, Privateers,
July 3-6 ... Wednesday,
Thursday, Friday & Saturday
Poets, relatives miss
Duffy's Tavern too
You don't have to be an Islander or a relative
or a poet to miss Duffy's Tavern, now homeless
and closed until the owners, Pat Geyer and family,
can find a new place for the Island landmark. But
if you're a cousin and a poet, you can put more
heart into it, as does Margaret Helmes, Pat's
cousin who lives in Cincinnati with husband Jack.
Here is her ...
Ode to Duffy's
Why people came, it sure was clear -
They wanted a burger, needed a beer.
Reservations at Duffy's you couldn't get,
You just waited in line, used your wit.
Peggi, your bartender, was always hiding a
To see her break up you'd walk a mile.
Pat, Peggi, Pam, Polli, Penni and Ed gave you
Their chatter, jokes and laughter a cut above
It won't be fun ip Holmes Beach no more,
Unless Duffy's reopens with a great big roar.
Wildlife Inc. and the Anna Maria Island Community
Center for your countless hours of "getting the word
out" and then giving of your own blood, thank you.
The leaders of these charities, Gail Straight, Mitch
Stewart, Suzi Fox, Pierrette Kelly and Sandee Pruett:
What committed leaders you all are.
Special thanks to Bonner Joy and her Islander staff
for all the write-ups and publicity as well as stepping
on board as a much-needed sponsor.
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But at the end of the day it was our community that
made all this happen. Thank you.
Jeff and Ilona Kenrick, Marina Pointe Realty
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to be Pre-Calculus and World Cities. Again, thank you
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Unsettled Anna Maria workshop session
By Rick Catlin
To use the old P.T. Barnum phrase, you can please
some of the people all the time, and all the people some
of the time. But you can't please all the people all the time.
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn found that out June 25
when she said public comment would come at the begin-
ning, not at the conclusion of the workshop meeting. She
said the change was made because some people had com-
plained they had to wait nearly two hours to speak at
In addition, said the mayor, "this is a workshop and
the only time we can really discuss issues." If public com-
ment is taken for every item, "we wind up wasting time."
So, what happened?
Some people in attendance frequent outspoken
speakers weren't pleased about having public input
only at the start of the workshop.
"How can we comment on a subject at the beginning
when we don't know what the commissioners are going
to say?" seemed to be the rallying cry.
Speaking against the mayor's decision were Ellen
Trudelle, Carol Ann Magill, Charlie Daniel, Rick
DeFrank, Georgia Van Cleave, Diane Caniff and former
City Commissioner Jay Hill.
But SueLynn noted that public comment is taken for
every agenda item at regular commission meetings and
she's already had two town hall meetings devoted entirely
to public comment on current issues.
"We need this opportunity to talk among ourselves"
to get things done without creating a backlog, said the
DeFrank suggested asking the state attorney for an
opinion on the mayor's decision.
City resident Dale Woodland suggested limiting pub-
lic comment to three minutes after the commissioners had
discussed each agenda item.
Eventually, the workshop session moved to its agenda
items and commissioners moved smoothly through a va-
riety of subjects, at least until the end of the meeting.
Commissioners agreed to have budget workshops on
July 9, 16 and 23, and set the tentative millage rate and
budget at the regular commission meeting on July 25. The
date and time of the first public hearing on the budget will
be set on July 25.
Citizen of the Year
Charlie Daniel, Betsy Smith, Bendy Payne, Larry
Albert and Penni Newman were nominated by commis-
sioners to serve on the citizen-of-the-year nominating
The commission discussed requiring wedding parties
to obtain a specific permit if the ceremony or reception
were to be held on a public beach.
SueLynn said the situation arose after a recent wed-
ding party had asked city permission to hold the ceremony
on the beach, but had neglected to mention erection of a
large tent, consumption of alcohol and refreshments on the
beach, and the large number of private cars that parked on
city right of way.
When Building Official George McKay was called to
investigate, he made the decision not to shut down the
wedding party, SueLynn said, as it might have created an
Commissioners were uncomfortable with demanding
that weddings on private property obtain permission, but
Hill solved the problem by pointing out that the city al-
ready requires weddings and receptions held on the beach
to obtain a special event permit, as approved by the com-
mission in April 2000 when he held a commission seat.
SueLynn said the Tampa Bay Regional Planning
Council would develop the city's visioning process for
$18,600, including public meetings and a report at a cost
of $10,600, recommended revisions of the land develop-
ment regulations for $4,500 and development of a visual
interpretation for $3,500.
The city does not have to agree to all three sections,
but could chose the visioning process alone and "add on"
the second and/or third sections. The TBRPC needed an
.aimsAerb)le. IIq&SkSe.sd c! E, ,..
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn said future
commission workshops will have public com-
ment reserved for the conclusion of the meeting,
not at the beginning as she had initiated at the
June 25 session.
SueLynn had originally made the switch af-
ter receiving complaints people often had to sit
patiently for two hours during workshops before
getting the opportunity to speak.
Her reversal following the June 25 meeting
was due to complaints from the public that they
couldn't comment until the commission had
stated its views and the mayor was stifling pub-
The mayor, however, defended her record on
Commissioner John Michaels asked what is "visual
When SueLynn said she wasn't sure, Commissioner
Chuck Webb suggested someone from TBRPC attend the
commission meeting to make a presentation on the offer.
Code enforcement board review
The mayor said Code Enforcement Officer Gerry
Rathvon will meet with the city's code enforcement board
to discuss codes that are presenting problems and the
board will then conduct a review of conflicting and redun-
SueLynn also noted the city's planning and zoning
board has begun its review of land use, but there appears
to be a lack of public input. She invited residents to attend
meetings of the planning and zoning board, the code en-
forcement board and the charter review committee.
When SueLynn suggested the commission develop
criteria for selection of new code enforcement board mem-
bers, commissioners determined the mayor should con-
tinue to make those selections based upon the minimal
requirements already developed by the city.
Commissioners reviewed a proposed mission state-
ment and goals submitted by the Environmental Educa-
tion and Enhancement Committee through Commissioner
John Quam, the committee's liason to the commission.
Some commissioners were dismayed to learn that the
EEEC had decided not to recommend spending city
money for holiday lights, but agreed to accept the recom-
mendation at the present time.
'The Record' and Anna Maria's Web site
Commissioners discussed the future of "The Record,"
which is presently not being published, and the city's site
on the World Wide Web.
SueLynn's idea was to mail postcards to each person
on "The Record" mailing list asking them to respond if
they wanted to continue receiving the publication. A de-
cision could then be made on the "Record's" future based
By Diana Bogan
City commissioners unanimously approved the
first of two readings on an application to rezone a lot
located on 55th Street from duplex to single-family
The city's planning commission recommended
the application be denied because the request does
not comply with the city's land development code.
The property in question is adjacent to commercial
property on one side and surrounded by R-2 zoning
on the other sides.
The planning commission believed that rezoning
this property to R-l would amount to spot zoning.
However, the surrounding properties are pre-
dominately R-1 in use and John Fernandez, who
spoke on behalf of his family who owns the property,
drew parallels to the recent rezone of Tidemark de-
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"If you look at the June 25 meeting, we had
65 minutes of public comment, a lot of it about
public comment," she said.
"We're always going to have public com-
ment," even at workshops, although City Attor-
ney Jim Dye has given his opinion that public
comment only has to be taken at public hearings,
She also noted she's had two town hall meet-
ings devoted strictly to public comment on any
issue and these were "poorly attended."
"But we will continue to have town hall
meetings. The purpose is to get everything out in
Regarding the Web site, Commissioner John
Michaels, who had been updating the site until recently,
said he's "not married to this thing."
He said the number of "hits" are dropping because
there's nothing new on the site. He wants some city ini-
tiative to provide new input. The Web site could provide
announcements of city functions, the need for board mem-
bers, notices, workshop and commission minutes, and
more, he suggested.
Michaels had stopped updating and inputting the site
on his own after some residents complained he might be
avoiding the Florida Sunshine Law and using city money.
"But I don't mind turning this over to someone not on
the commission," he said.
Commissioner Linda Cramer was concerned that if
the mayor was solely responsible for input, there might be
problems with the Sunshine Law..
Commissioner Chuck Webb said a city resolution
clarifying how the Web site should be run might solve the
problem, but said "let's not do it if we don't have to."
SueLynn said she would discuss the issue with City
Attorney Jim Dye.
That concluded discussion on the agenda items, and
the mayor devoted the final 27 minutes of the session to
DeFrank said his concern was that Michaels was
spending tax dollars on the Web site without commission
Caniff was disturbed the commission had already
made a decision to eliminate "The Record." She also
claimed that all city correspondence was not being in-
cluded in the "reading file" and said Commissioner
Michaels had failed to deliver a letter to file given to him
by a city resident.
Michaels believed he '. a, being personally attacked,
but said he declined to respond.
Cramer replied to Caniff that the commission had not
decided to eliminate "The Record," just to gather informa-
tion to find out how many people want the minutes, to
determine if it's being utilized.
Caniff also said the Web site seems more like cham-
ber of commerce information than city business.
velopment property to make his case for the rezone.
Fernandez said that with the Tidemark property
the commission saw justification in creating a par-
cel that abuts residential property. This property al-
ready abuts commercial property and the owner sim-
ply wants the zoning to match the property's use.
According to Fernandez the highest and best use
of the property is single family and the existing lot
size is large enough to hold two units.
"I think it meets the rezone criteria and it
doesn't contradict the spirit or intent of the district
regulations of Holmes Beach," Fernandez said.
Although two units can currently be built on the
property, city attorney Pat Petruff said the rezone
would allow for two separate deeded lots.
The commission approved the first reading based
on the fact that the use of the property would still be
compatible with its surrounding q)eighborholqd.,. a
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First reading approves R.2 to R-1 rezone
on Holmes Beach lot
THE ISLANDER M JULY 3, 2002 M PAGE 9
Cortez Road lane runoff plans questioned
By Jim Hanson
Water regulators want more information on the
Cortez Road turn-lane project, and assurances that
storm runoff will be adequately handled or there's
likely to be no construction permit.
Southwest Florida Water Management District
engineers question that the Florida Department of
Transportation has made acceptable allowances for
water collection and disposal.
Car ends up in
A 17-year-old woman apparently lost control
of her vehicle and ended up being fished out of
Longboat Pass June 27.
Longboat Key Police Deputy Chief Martin
Sharkey said the woman was northbound on Gulf
of Mexico Drive at 11:30 p.m. driving a 1997
Mazda. As she approached the Longboat Bridge,
Sharkey said, she drove across the southbound
traffic lane and struck the end of the concrete
bridge railing. She then continued down the em-
bankment and entered the water.
Fishermen pulled the woman out of the water,
and Longboat Key Rescue transported the woman
to Blake Medical Center with unknown injuries.
Police declined to identify the woman, and
charges are pending.
Failure to meet Swiftmud demands, or to convince
the water engineers that there are no problems, "will
delay the processing of the permit application, and may
result in the permit application being denied," accord-
ing to the Swiftmud letter to DOT.
The water management agency is one of several
that must review and approve DOT's plans before the
project can begin. Officials with the DOT district of-
fice in Bartow said its representatives will meet with
Swiftmud's in the next few weeks to meet deficiencies.
Proposed is building a left-turn lane in the middle
of Cortez Road through the historic fishing village, a
project that has aroused considerable controversy in
Cortez. Some residents approve it for convenience and
safety, others contend it would encourage speeding,
bring the widened road too close to residences; and
Swiftmud requests data on high- and low-tide el-
evations for runoff ditches, floodplain and wetland
boundaries, assurance that drainage will be sufficient
without degrading water quality, and control measures.
Noting that DOT's plans call for two five-foot
sidewalks and an additional 12 feet of roadway and
paved shoulders, Swiftmud asserts that "the current
treatment capacity cannot handle the proposed addi-
tional impervious area.
"Please provide for water quality treatment and
attenuation for the proposed construction," its letter
There is plenty of time to iron out differences -
construction on the $666,000 project isn't scheduled to
begin until next summer, after the 2002-03 winter tour-
Holmes Beach reconsiders
visioning with TBRPC
The Holmes Beach City Commission was
told by Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council
Governmental Services Coordinator Gerald
Smelt that the city can't portion TBRPC's vision-
Previously, city commissioners agreed to hire
TBRPC to conduct the review and recommended
revisions to the land-development regulations,
but they voted to hold off spending $10,600 to
conduct the visioning program.
"Hiring us to only review the land-develop-
ment regulations would be asking us to take a trip
without telling us where we are going," 'said
Smelt. "We can't do it, nor will we do it."
Smelt explained that the visioning program
would involve three public meetings and a full re-
port on the comments made during those meetings.
"We're neutral parties," said Smelt. "We're
just there to facilitate the meetings, analyze the
participation and present the final document to
the city identifying what residents want to see
achieved and how the city might achieve it."
The commission will discuss the visioning
plan at its next regular meeting at 7 p.m., Tues-
day, July 9.
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Anna Maria Public Works Supervisor George
McKay has called on the Florida Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection to resolve a complaint received
from a citizen that a city subcontractor removed man-
groves from along the canal just west of Roser Memo-
rial Community Church last week.
McKay said the crews were from a private com-
pany hired by the city to clear pepper trees, not man-
groves. If anything else was taken, it was by accident,
His own inspection of the work failed to find any
mangrove removal, he said.
But a citizen complained that she saw the work-
ers removing mangroves and McKay decided the best
way to settle the issue was to ask the DEP to inspect
the worksite and vegetation removed. He has pictures
of the site, both before the work began and following
The area in question is along a city right of way
for Tarpon Avenue.
McKay said the DEP told him their inspectors
should be in Anna Maria in about two weeks.
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A bottlenose dolphin's apparent septicemia was too
advanced and widespread even for Mote Marine Labo-
ratory to control, and Jade died the night after arrival.
The ailing female mammal stranded last Thursday on
a small island in the St. John's River near Jacksonville. She
was unable to swim on her own and volunteers supported
her briefly in the river and later in a tank at Mote.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion workers transported her to Sea World staffers, who
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Turtle nest totals are accumulating so slowly that
the top.turtle advocate on the Island fears they won't
total 100 this year.
That is a far cry from usual and a wilted promise
of earlier in the marine turtle nesting season. With the
season two months old, Turtle Watch volunteers have
counted 65 nests and 50 false crawls, which are tracks
left by turtles that came ashore to nest and changed
Suzi Fox, the head of Turtle Watch on Anna Maria
Island, said those totals are down 50 percent from last
year at the same time and a long way off the pace for
what had seemed in May to be a banner year in the
"It gets worse and worse all over the state," Fox
said. "Florida is the biggest nesting area in the world
for loggerheads, and I hope this fall-off in nests is just
a quirk of nature and it'll all be OK next year." Green
turtle nesting is up, though, she has been advised by the
Caribbean Conservation League.
One old friend may be back, a three-legged logger-
head which came ashore in Bradenton Beach only
to be greeted with a nasty situation. Fox said the pegleg
reptile was trying to leave the beach near Beach House
Restaurant and get back to the Gulf but curious humans
barred her way. Fox finally had to move the people
Another statistic that has diminished somewhat
brings her some relief. It is the list of places whose
lights are in violation of laws that prohibit lights vis-
ible from turtle level on a beach.
Newborn turtles dig out at night and instinctively
seek the Gulf by the sparkle of its water. Upland lights
often lure them to their death instead.
The initial "shame on you" list compiled by Fox in
mid-June had 23 on the roster. Some of those have
made strides to eliminate their offending lights and got
off the list. This week's list has 19, some new but most
continuing offenders, she said. The list:
Anna Maria Island Club
Coquina Beach Club
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Gulf Watch condominiums
Crowder Bros. Hardware, Paradise Bagels, Shells
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Ayalas of Anna Maria celebrate 60th anniversary
Manuel and Delia Ayala of Anna Maria celebrated
their 60th wedding anniversary at their home June 30
with friends and relatives.
They were married July 2, 1942. He retired from
the U.S. Postal Service in Tampa and she operated a
beauty salon. His is a familiar face in Anna Maria for
his many years of service as an election judge at the
Anna Maria polling place in city hall.
They have one daughter, Cynthia Rodriguez of
Tampa, who with her husband Joe have given the
Ayalas two grandsons, Joey and Ty Rodriguez.
? The Ayalas have lived in Anna Maria since 1977.
Manuel and Delia Ayala
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Pierrette Kelly with half a dozen
of the hundreds of children who
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Maria Island Community Center,
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Best things on Fourth of July weekend are free
By Jim Hanson
The big items on Anna Maria Island for Indepen-
dence Day Thursday are organized and ready and
The Island-long parade will kick off at Coquina
Beach at 10 a.m. When it's finished, a big party will
celebrate the Fourth of July at Manatee Public Beach,
where Manatee Avenue meets the Gulf of Mexico.
Through it all, off-Islanders wanting to see the
Privateers-sponsored events will be spared parking on
the always-crammed Island: The Manatee Trolley will
shuttle free of charge between the public beach and
Beachway Plaza parking lot at Manatee Avenue and
Bridgewalk in Bradenton Beach has a big Fourth
scheduled on a "Home Town Holiday" festival theme
with old-fashioned fixin's and events.
The traditional pre-Fourth Bradenton Beach fire-
works celebration on July 3 takes place at the Beach
There's still time to get in on the holiday parade -
on the more traditional day, July 4. Though Privateers
prefer to have applications in hand, they will accommo-
date any vehicle, properly decorated in patriotic theme,
right up until the 9:30 a.m. staging time.
No marchers or walking units can participate be-
cause of the length of "the longest little parade in the
world," seven miles from start to finish. But cars and
trucks and bikes and scooters and motorcycles and
trailered boats are welcome.
The parade will travel from Coquina north on Gulf
Drive through Bradenton Beach, along East Bay Drive
to Manatee Avenue, back on Gulf northward to Marina
Drive and on to Bayfront Park in Anna Maria.
Large in the parade will be the Privateers new boat-
float, which members and friends of the civic organi-
zation built on a large bus frame to replace the old float
which had served for many years. Privateers in pirate
regalia will entertain parade viewers along the way.
Also prominent will be the 2002 Privateers schol-
arship winners riding in convertibles. They are Marisa
Bergquist, Megan Brady, Allison Griffin, Angela Jo-
seph and Stephanie Simmons.
The Fourth of July picnic and party will start at
12:30 p.m. at the Cafe on the Beach, with Privateer
games for youngsters, traditional picnic food and bev-
erages available and live music featured.
At Bridgewalk, J.C. Gardener's restaurant will be
a focal point. An old-fashioned radio broadcast will-
feature Amy Cardy, morning disc jockey at "107.3 the
A pie-eating contest will be start at 3 p.m., open to
'Top Notch' photo contest de
You've got until Friday to get another round of
pictures together for The Islander's photo contest.
The Islander photo contest started this week with
Sand runs through Aug 21, and seven more winning pic-
tures will be featured on the cover of the paper and
receive a "More Than a Mullet Wrapper" T-shirt. A
grand prize winner with prizes and gift certificates from
the newspaper and local merchants will be awarded at
the end of the contest.
Deadline for the next week's submissions is Friday,
July 5, and weekly on Friday throughout the contest.
Judging begins by a selection of pictures that may
include abstract photos, still life pictures, landscapes
and scenics, candid unposed snapshots, action, humor
and animal pictures. Nothing is overlooked, including
great kid pics, sentimental moments and moments of
Lots of winners
This weekly winner from last year's "Top Notch"
was from Eric Cox of Anna Maria. Deadlines are
Friday for each week's contest, with seven more
all ages from pre-school to themost senior of seniors.
Participants should sign up beforehand at the front desk
of Bridgewalk Resort.
Two other gustatory events will be from 3 to 6 p.m.
A wine tasting will be at Vinjavagar, the coffee, wine
and cigar emporium, and chocolate tasting at Hea\ en
To kick it all off, the annual fireworks extrava-
ganza will be the.evening of July 3 at the Beach House
restaurant, which plans an oversize tent to house pa-
trons and viewers if it rains. Officiating once again will
be Jim "Captain Happy" Taylor, who will shoot the
works from his barge anchored offshore from restau-
rant. Fireworks will begin between 9 and 9:30, when-
ever it's dark enough for the most effective display.
And hopefully, that will leave folks with time to
make the last trolley run for a quiet ride home and
that's free, too.
Mrs. Nellie White, right, is
congratulated by Sarah and John
V Kaufmann, among many others
attending a dinner in her honor at
Sthe Bradenton Beach Moose
Lodge or her 99th birthday. She
and husband Harry McCallum
came to Anna Maria in 1944 and
after his death she married
Joseph White and moved to
Bradenton Beach. She owned hair
salons in Wisconsin, Indiana and
Florida. She is a member of Roser
Memorial Community Church.
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
email@example.com or on diskette or CI. Sorry, no
retouching, enhancements or computer manipulation
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 informa-
tion 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-
fice or they may be copied.
Rules, entry forms for 2002 'Top Notch' Islander photo contest
1) The Islander Newspaper's Top Notch Photo,
Contest is strictly for amateur photographers. Ama-
teur photographers are those who derive less than 5
percent of their income from photography.
2) Black-and-white and color photographs taken
after Jan. 1, 2001, are eligible. This allows for ex-
tended eligibility. Photos previously published (in
any format/media) or entered in any Islander or
other competitions are not eligible.
3) Photographs may be taken with any make of
camera. No retouching or other alteration (except
cropping) is permitted of negatives, prints or elec-
tronic photo files; no composite pictures or multiple
printing can be submitted. Digital photos may be
submitted as digital file (e-mail) or a printed photo-
graph. Slide (transparency) photos are not accepted.
4) Entrant's name, address and phone number
must be written clearly, in ink, on the contest label
and affixed to the back of each print, or listed in the
e-mail message along with the digital photo attach-
ment. Mail entries to The Islander Top Notch Photo
Contest, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL
34217. E-mail digital entries to firstname.lastname@example.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-
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.
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Islander, 5404 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach FL 34217.
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Players 'Shrew' tickets on sale Friday
Tickets for Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew" at
the Island Players theater will go on sale Friday, July 5,
with advance sales already substantial, but "plenty of tick-
The tickets may be purchased at the theater's box
office, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, betiveen 9 a.m. and
1 p.m. from Friday through the run of the performance, or
by mail at P.O. Box 2059, Anna Maria FL 34216. The box
office phone is 778-5755. All tickets are $10.
Director Kelly Woodland, who inaugurated
Shakespeare on the Island last summer, said the 2001
production was such a surprise success that the show
James J. Carr
James J. Carr, 72, of Holmes Beach, died June 30.
Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Carr came to Manatee
County from Bellmawr, N.J., in 1972. He was a retired
plumber for Westminster Asbury in Bradenton. He was
in the Merchant Marines and served in the U.S. Army
during the Korean War. He was a member of Veterans
of Foreign Wars. He attended St. Bernard Catholic
Church in Holmes Beach.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 3,
with services at 7 p.m. The Rev. Bernard P. Evanofski
will officiate. Burial will be at Mansion Memorial
Park, Ellenton. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island
Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Elizabeth M.; daughters
Regina G. of Bradenton, Kathleen Cerona of Philadel-
phia, Michelle M. Krakowski of Parrish, and Elizabeth
L. Lagassa of Palmetto; sons Michael J. of Atlantic
City, N.J., and James L. Tipton of Holmes Beach; sis-
ter Ann M. Watson of Bellmawr; brother Joseph of Ire-
land; and seven grandchildren.
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"'Midsummer Night's Dream' last year sold out
before it opened," she said. "This year we added per-
formances and tickets were being sold long before the
box office has opened."
Like last year's Shakespeare, "Shrew" is in addition
to the Island Players' regular season. It will play at 8 p.m.
on two expanded weekends July 11-14 and July 17-20.
The cast has been in rehearsal since early May,
Woodland said, with the first month devoted to learn-
ing the play's text and its nuances "so that is has mean-
ing for everyone."
Monday and Tuesdays in July will see special
entertainments for-youngsters at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Other events will note the library's 20th anni-
versary, too, including Family Storytime at 7 p.m.
every Wednesday except the eve of the Fourth of
Monday will see a program assembled by the
Holmes Beach Police Department and Friends of
the Island Library titled "Parental Awareness = Safe
Kids," from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
The special events for Tuesdays from 2 to 3
July 9, "The Color of Magic" by Marty Hahne,
who brings magic and comedy to the youngsters.
July 16, Windell Campbell, professional story-
teller and elementary school teacher.
July 23, "(Almost!) Good Enough to Eat," craft
session with Laura Beard of the library's staff; this
event is limited to 20 students from first-graders and
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Kate, the shrew, is played by Sara Trembly and the
lovely sister Bianca by Heather Gulling. Their father,
Batista, played by Richard Garcia, has decreed that the
beauteous Bianca won't be eligible for marriage until
Kate is somebody's wife.
So all the lads try to get someone else to marry
Kate so they can take a shot at wooing the much more
desirable young sister.
Woodland has been directing plays professionally
for 15 years, 12 of them with the Island Players. An
English teacher at Lincoln Middle School in Palmetto,
she is a native-born Gulf Coast Floridian.
up who register by calling 778-6341.
July 30, "The Reptile Man," John Storms,
brings his world of reptiles to the library.
Other events this month:
Monday, July 8 and 15, Internet for beginners
from 8:30 to 10 a.m. (advance registration required
by calling 778-6341).
Tuesday, July 9-30, veterans service officer
will interview clients from 1 to 4 p.m. by appoint-
ment (call 749-3030).
Wednesday, July 10, Friends Book Club, 10:30
Friday, July 19, "Caregiving" by Neighborly
Senior Services of Manatee County, 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 13, origami class, 10:30 a.m.
The library opens at 10 am. daily except Sunday
and July 4 and closes at 8 p.m. Monday and
Wednesday, 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 5 p.m.
Friday and Saturday. Further information may be
obtained by calling 778-6341.
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TIE ISLANDER M JULY 3, 2002 0 PAGE 15
Villa Rosa stalled in city commission
By Rick Catlin
Approval of preliminary plans for what is rapidly
becoming the "controversial" Villa Rosa subdivision
on South Bay Boulevard in Anna Maria was put on
hold by the city commission at its June 27 meeting af-
ter concerns were raised about water pressure in the
city if the project is built.
Commissioners were expected to routinely ap-
prove the subdivision after developers Robert Byrne
and Steve Noriega had received a recommendation for
preliminary approval from the city's planning and zon-
ing board earlier in the week.
But problems arose when Commissioner Chuck
Webb questioned the availability of sufficient water
pressure for the planned 15 single-family homes and
commissioners became concerned the entire city might
lose "concurrent" water pressure because of the devel-
Commissioners decided to continue discussion on
the project to July 11. During that time, city and county
water officials will meet to "get a clear understanding
of what the issues are and to what extent the develop-
ment is a problem for water pressure," said Mayor
"We want to know that what the developers do
does not impact the availability of water for other resi-
dents," said the mayor.
The developers had presented a letter from the
Manatee County Project Management Department with
their initial application which stated the county would
provide water and sewer service for the development,
but in that letter the county had cautioned about ad-
equate water flow during a fire.
"Because of the small diameter of the water pipes
in this neighborhood, the pressure drop under fire flow
conditions may be too great," said county engineer
Clayton Barth in the letter.
Barth suggested there might be a need for off-site
water mains and had recommended a test be done on
the two fire hydrants nearest to the project to determine
if pressure was sufficient.
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The mayor said the city has not made completion
of the two-hydrant test by the developers a requirement
prior to approval, but might take up that issue July 11
when they meet again to discuss the application.
Attorney Steve Thompson, representing the devel-
opers, argued for an immediate vote on the plans, but
after a nearly two-hour debate that extended the meet-
ing to 11:30 p.m., commissioners instead voted for a
continuation to obtain more information on any poten-
tial water problem for the city posed by Villa Rosa.
Following a 30-minute presentation and discussion
by Gerald Smelt, a planner with the Tampa Bay Re-
gional Planning Council, commissioners unanimously
approved hiring the TBRPC to conduct the city's vi-
Commissioners approved spending $10,600 on
visioning, but decided to delay a decision to accept
add-on projects by the TBRPC that would bring the
final bill to just over $18,000. Those add-ons include
a visual imaging process for the city's future and a re-
view of landdevelopment codes and regulations.
When one member of the audience asked if the
visioning was necessary or wanted by the public,
Mayor SueLynn pointed out that by law the city has to
renew its comprehensive plan in a few years and that
must be based on a visioning process.
The comprehensive plan may take from one to two
years to develop, said Smelt, and the city is due for
renewal in 2006. The TBRPC did the last comprehen-
sive plan review for Anna Maria in 1986, Smelt said.
Commissioner John Quam suggested the city look
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ter discussion, commissioners agreed it was better for
an outside agency with no preconceived bias to conduct
Dates for the citywide vision meetings with
TBRPC are set for Sept. 10, 17 and 24.
Smelt said if the city did not accept the September
dates, they'd have to wait until January or February, at
the earliest, for the next available dates from the
Commissioners wanted to get a leg up on the
Manatee County visioning process, which starts in
October, and approved the September dates.
Charter review committee chairman Tom
Aposporos gave a report on the status of recommenda-
tions to the city commission from the committee and
suggested a workshop session with commissioners to
discuss some of the more controversial suggestions.
Those include removing the mayor from the city
commission and adding another commission seat,
moving the citywide election date from February to
November, creating the position of executive assistant
under the mayor to assist with the day-to-day opera-
tions of the city, clarifying the duties of the mayor and
vice mayor, and strengthening the mayor's position as
leader of the executive branch of city government.
Commissioners set July 11 at 7 p.m. for the work-
In other business, the commission set Aug. 8 for
the presentation of the draft wireless-communications
master plan from consultants Kreines and Kreines.
The commission also held the first reading of a
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Former Island priest
A former St. Bernard Catholic Church priest has
had his ministerial privileges removed because of
sexual abuse that occurred 20 years ago in St. Pe-
The Rev. Donald Baier will no longer be per-
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nances for property on the beach and interior lot lines.
MCSO officer leaving
SueLynn said that while it was not on the agenda,
she wanted to recognize Manatee County Sheriff's
Office Sgt. Ed Norris who has been reassigned to a new
job in the MCSO after two years in Anna Maria. This
was his last commission meeting.
Because he is an off-duty clown at children's
events and gatherings, the mayor presented Norris with
a bouquet of balloons, noting with a laugh that Norris
is a "first-class clown."
In all seriousness, however, the mayor said the city
will miss Norris and she wished him well with his new
Replacing Norris will be 20-year MCSO-veteran
Sgt. John Kenney, who. is coming from the violent
crimes task force, SueLynn said. "Anna Maria should
be quite a change for him and that's what he's looking
Holmes Beach considers scenic highway resolution
The Holmes Beach City Commission will continue
its discussion regarding the Palma Sola scenic highway
application at the next regular meeting.
The commission is reviewing a resolution desig-
nating a portion of the Palma Sola corridor within the
city limits of Holmes Beach a scenic highway.
Commissioner Sandy Haas Martens explained the
resolution shows the city encourages the scenic high-
way committee's efforts to be designated as a scenic
Martens said the purpose of the designation is just
to enhance the area and Holmes Beach will be involved
because Kingfish Boat Ramp, which is located in
Holmes Beach, is part of the corridor under review.
Commissioner Roger Lutz said the city's parks and
beautification committee has also been considering
adding Gulf Drive to the scenic highway and this
would be a good step in that direction.
Bradenton Beach Mayor John Chappie addressed
the commission and told it about some of the benefits
of a scenic highway designation. Bradenton Beach has
already received approval for its Gulf Drive scenic
"Your city's scenic highway committee will be
involved in planning how to protect, enhance and pre-
serve your area," said Chappie.
Joan Perry, however, brought several concerns to
the commissioners regarding the project. She asked that
the commission consider whether the Palma Sola cor-
ridor would be added to national scenic highway maps
and draw more traffic. She believes the program is fed-
erally funded and would be advertised nationally.
Both Martens and Chappie said that this was not
true and that the program is funded locally. Chappie
also maintained that Bradenton Beach has not been
added to any national scenic highway map.
Bradenton Beach Commissioner Mollie Sandberg
added that Holmes Beach should look at it as a plan-
ning process that can be helpful toward the city's vi-
Commissioners will bring the resolution to a vote
at their next regular meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 9.
Budget discussion continues in Bradenton Beach
By Paul Roat
Bradenton Beach officials are inching toward adopt-
ing a budget for the next fiscal year beginning Oct. 1.
City commissioners have heard from all the depart-
ments in the city as far as funding needs are concerned.
They've also established a preliminary set of contributions
and donations to various organizations. And they've es-
tablished a baseline set of capital projects.
Now, all the commission needs is an estimate for its
sales, gasoline and other taxes and fees from the Florida
Department of Revenue to begin finalizing its budget. The
revenue estimate is expected by next week.
Bradenton Beach did receive notice from Manatee
County Property Appraiser Charles Hackney that its to-
tal taxable value for next year is $269,896,772, up from
the current $225,896,766.
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Police Chief Sam Speciale is projecting an 8 percent
increase in his budget for next year. It is the largest depart-
mental budget at $648,000, with most of the money go-
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Public Works Department budget is slightly up next
year, with the increase mostly attributed to a $25,000 pay-
ment for paving and drainage improvements to 17th Street
in partnership with Bradenton Beach Club developers.
The budget for 2002-03 is $281,000.
The Planning and Development Department budget
was the most startling. Building Official Bob Welch said
revenue generated from permits, plan fees and other
charges is projected to be $114,000 more than expected
for the current year due to the explosion of new construc-
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Welch proposed a budget of $210,000 for fiscal year
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
No reports available.
June 20, 2200 block of Avenue B, lewd and las-
civious. A woman took her daughter to the hospital for
an exam after she reportedly saw a 24-year-old male
leaving through the window of her minor daughter's
bedroom. According to the report, the mother and
daughter were acquainted with the male suspect from
their workplace. The daughter told police that she con-
sented to the late night visit and was upset with her
mother for intervening.
June 24, 200 block of Gulf Drive North, traffic
arrest. A man was stopped for driving with an expired
tag registration and, according to the report, was ar-
ested for having an unassigned tag on his vehicle.
June 21,4900 block of Gulf Drive, harassment. A
man reported what he believes to be a phone scam to
police. According to the report, he was offered a $50
gift certificate to switch his long distance phone ser-
vice. The man told police that he has yet to receive the
gift certificate and is receiving harassing phone calls
from the phone company's collection agency because
he refuses to pay his phone bill until he does receive the
June 23, East Bay Drive and Manatee Avenue, hit
and run. According to the report, officers received a
call that a man was holding a gun pointed at two juve-
niles lying on the ground. When officers arrived at the
scene, the man identified himself as an off-duty police
officer from Lakeland. He told officers the juveniles
were in a vehicle that struck his car and left the scene.
However, he followed them and detained them until
'Strong leads' in Mixon burglary
Holmes Beach police say they have devel-
oped some "strong leads" in the Jim Mixon Insur-
ance Co. burglary reported on the morning of
June 25, but are unable at this time to predict an
Lt. Dale Stephenson of the Holmes Beach
Police Department said a number of suspects
have been identified and interviewed in the case.
The stolen checks are being cashed in the
Bradenton area and police do not believe an Is-
land resident was responsible for the burglary, he
June 25, 5412 Marina Drive, Jim Mixon Insurance
Co., burglary. According to the.report, a window was
broken to gain entry to the building and the business'
safe was found open.
June 25, 2900 block of Avenue B, civil. A tenant
allegedly took a refrigerator, microwave and other
items when he moved out. According to the report,
there was also some damage to the property.
June 25, 600 block of Manatee Avenue, theft.
Some patio furniture was reported missing.
June 25, 6300 block of Gulf Drive, vandalism.
According to the report, a poolside statue of a fish,
valued at $200, was vandalized.
June 25, 3214 East Bay Drive, Island Rentals,
theft. Several items valued at a total of $1,622, includ-
ing bicycles, skim boards and roller skates, were report-
edly stolen during the past month. According to the
"We do have some leads," said Stephenson,
but no arrests are expected until sufficient evidence
has been collected.
Stephenson was unable to say when an arrest
was likely in the case. "Let's just say we have
some strong leads and leave it at that," he said.
The burglary was reported to police at around
8:30 a.m. June 25 by staff members reporting to
work. The rear door had been forced and the
company's checkbook stolen, among other items.
The business is located in the Island Shopping
Center at 5412 Marina Drive in Holmes Beach.
report, two of the missing bicycles were found in
June 25, 4000 Manatee Avenue, public beach,
theft. A cell phone left on a towel was reportedly sto-
June 26, 6600 block of Gulf Drive, Resort 66, lar-
ceny. According to the report, $18 was allegedly sto-
len from a wallet left on the coffee table of a rental unit.
June 26, 3015 Gulf Drive, Citgo, robbery. Officers
searched on foot with a K-9 unit for a man who alleg-
edly stole money from the gas station's register. Ac-
cording to the report, the man left the store and ran
down the rear alley heading south.
June 27, 2800 block of Avenue C, burglary. Accord-
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helped him/herself to beer from a refrigerator.
June 28, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn, theft. A
bicycle left outside the bar was reported stolen.
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7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Summer camp at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
9 a.m. to 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.
Thursday, July 4
7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Summer camp at the Anna.
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
Friday, July 5
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 Mag-
nolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee
5 to 7 p.m. Opening reception for "Piers of
Manatee County" artists at the Artists Guild Gallery,
4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-
Auditions for the comedy "Tony & Tina's
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Auditions will be at 7 p.m. both days.
Those auditioning for the musical are to pre-
Saturday, July 6
9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Pilates with Laura Bennett
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Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.
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Monday, July 8
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.
6:30 p.m. Holmes Beach Police Officer pre-
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5701 Marina Drive, Homes Beach. Information: 708-
7 to 8:30 p.m.- Adult Volleyball at the Anna
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Young interns lighten load at Holmes Beach City Hall
By Diana Bogan
Amanda Bell and Christina Rodriguez could be
scooping ice cream or sitting beachside this summer,
but instead they're taking on city government and
working as summer interns at Holmes Beach City Hall.
Both young women live on the Island and began
working in the city's public works department weeks
ago. They will be working with city staff until mid-
Bell has a bachelor of arts degree in anthropology
from the University of Oklahoma and plans to return
to school in the fall to study Hebrew and German. She
is also in the process of applying to graduate schools
in order to pursue a degree in public administration.
With that, Bell says, she would like to pursue a
career in government. She recently took the foreign
service examination and is awaiting the results.
"I want to work in government, so I thought this
)uld be a good experience," Bell said.
Rodriguez echoes Bell in her reasons for applying
for the summer job. "I want to go to law school and
thought it would be good to see the government process
and be in a professional environment instead of scoop-
ing ice cream."
As a junior at Lakewood Ranch High School,
Rodriguez has time to prepare before pursuing her
choice of international or family law.
Her family moved to the Island a month ago and
Rodriguez said she choose to make the daily drive to
remain at Lakewood Ranch High School because she
didn't want to switch schools. "It isn't worth it to me,"
Both Bell and Rodriguez said they are enjoying
their summer work experience.
"We work for whoever gets to us first," the girls
said. "But everyone has been really great."
Both say they are surprised at how friendly every-
one has been, including the mayor.
"We've been introduced to everyone and they all
take the time to tell us everything about their jobs,"
And they seem to get along well with each other.
The atmosphere is comfortable and they are happy
working both as a team and trading off individual tasks.
Bell and Rodriguez say no two days are the same.
They've spent most of their time working in public
works on projects such as inputting permit and inspec-
tion requests, organizing property records, running
spreadsheets and answering phones.
Bell said she is looking forward to learning more
about how the city clerks handle city problems.
More and more they say they are keeping up with
"For every project we do," Rodriguez said, "we're
given some background about it so we understand why
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"So far," Bell said "dealing with people on the
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whole problem a crack in the seawall or a bird nest
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Hurricane Hanks being sold
Hurricane Hanks, the popular Holmes Beach
watering hole at 5349 Gulf Drive in the S&S Plaza, is
being sold to Paul "Paulie" and Margaret Hoffman,
The contract is expected to close on August 1, he said.
"Everything's going to be the same. I'm not going
to change anything. I'm going to keep the atmosphere
the same," said Hoffman, who works at Hurricane
Hanks for current owner Henry Belval.
Hoffman came to the Manatee area in 1989 from
New York to open Brady's Steakhouse in Bradenton.
Following that venture, he thought he would retire, but
the lure of Hank's changed his mind.
"I was going to retire, but when the opportunity to
buy this place came alone, I couldn't pass it up," said
Terms of the sale were not disclosed.
found on Island
Growing up on Longboat Key and Anna Maria Is-
land, Renee Nelson remembers how hard it was to find
a real chocolate store, especially after a long day spent
playing at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
Thirty years later, Renee doesn't have to look any
more, because she and husband Ryan have opened their
own chocolate store, "Heaven on Earth," at the
BridgeWalk Resort in Bradenton Beach.
"It's just something I always wanted to do. There
was just no real chocolate store available on the Island
Renee Nelson and daughter Taylor at the newly
opened Heaven on Earth chocolate store at
BridgeWalk in Bradenton Beach. Islander Photo:
for visitors and local residents, so we decided to pro-
vide a fun spot for people to stop in, eat some choco-
late, buy a souveneir or just chat."
Heaven on Earth opened June 21, and already
there's been considerable interest, said Renee, and
people passing by just seem to love visiting a real
All chocolates are made by a local chocolatierr,"
said Renee, and the fresh, homemade fudge is fast be-
coming a popular item. The store also has a complete
line of Jelly Belly trail mixes.
There's also a selection of toppings from the Suzy
Brown company of California, such as marshmallow,
mocha, caramel and hot fudge.
If chocolates, trail mixes and yummy candy aren't
enough, Renee carries a collection of Boyd Bear col-
lectable stuffed animals.
Word is spreading rapidly that chocolate heaven
can be found on the Island.
"We've had more than a positive response. People
are stopping in and we just opened."
Renee and Ryan figured to open Heaven on Earth
now to be ready for the winter season, but judging by
the initial response, the summer season is in full swing.
For further information on Heaven on Earth, call
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and son-in-law Matt Weaver have created into useful
furniture the past year. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 22
center at 11902 Cortez Road could well be the world's
most unusual furniture store.
Things are not what they seem at Simply Put, ac-
cording to owner Carol Baldwin, who operates the
shop along with son-in-law Matt Weaver.
"You might say we make quirky furniture," said
Carol with a laugh.
Simply put, Carol and Matt transform old furniture
into something new and different.
An old door becomes a cabinet, a dresser becomes
an armoire, an old crib becomes a child's sofa for a
bedroom, old dressers become a child's bed, sewing
machines become desks, benches become day beds. It's
all in the imagination of Carol and Matt and the cus-
tomers, who are now beginning to discover this very
"We love it when people come in with an old piece
of furniture and say what can you do with this. Then we
really have some fun."
One example was an old chair that Simply Put con-
averted into a lifeguard stand to allow the customer to
view the Gulf over the sea oats in her backyard.
Simply Put could well be called modern day recy-
cling. Instead of throwing those old beds, sofas and
chairs out in the trash, people are coming to Simply Put
for ideas or with their own suggestions.
"We like to give new life to everything we see,"
Every piece of furniture is refinished and repainted
by hand, and business has been so good, a hand-painted
sign business has developed as an offshoot.
There's a veritable showroom of furniture and ac-
cessories and part of the fun is guessing what a chair,
sofa or clock used to be.
Simply Put has provided furniture and items for a
number of Island locations, including a number of con-
dominiums, the Cedar Cove Resort and Suerics gift
shop on Bridge Street.
And prices are very reasonable, particularly when
compared with new furniture stores or some of those an-
tique shops in Sarasota that advertise rebuilt furniture.
"We don't exactly rebuild furniture, we recreate
furniture," said Carol
For further information on Simply Put, call 962-
Cortez Kitchen celebrates July 4
Cortez Kitchen at 4528 119th Street West in
Cortez is holding its inaugural July 4 celebration start-
ing at 11:30 a.m. July 4 and owner Pete Barreda
promises lots of fun and entertainment for the entire
A large tent equipped with video games, darts and
a ring-toss game will be set up for kids and grownups
alike and food and drink specials will.run the entire
weekend, along with nightly entertainment.
"We wanted to provide something for after the fire-
works," said Pete. "Here, people can tie up their boat
and come and enjoy games, food and entertainment.
We've got something for everyone in the family."
Pete's not sure what each special will be. He said
he may just announce to everyone that for the next
hour, drinks are on him. Just kidding. "But at any given
time, we'll have something on special," he laughed.
Games, entertainment and food and drink specials
THE ISLANDER E JULY 3, 2002 U PAGE 23
will be available from July 4 through Sunday, July 7,
In addition to nightly entertainment, there will b'e
a blues jam Sunday afternoon and any musician with
the blues is invited.
The popular Cortez restaurant features fresh sea-
For further information, call 798-9404.
Chinese from New York
comes to Island
China 1 restaurant opens this Friday, July 5, at
3236 East Bay Drive in the Anna Maria Island Shop-
ping Centre and owner P. Wang is cooking her delica-
cies based upon New York-style Chinese food.
The restaurant menu is all for take-out, said Wang-
and there are a number of lunch specials from 10:30
a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily. There's even a special dieters
menu for those looking to shed a few pounds, she said.
For the grand opening, menu items will be 10 per-
cent off, Wang said.
The restaurant will be open Monday through
Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., and to 11 p.m.
on Friday and Saturday. Sunday hours are from 11 a.m.
to 10 p.m.
To get more information on China 1 and New
York-style Chinese food, call 779-2933.
'Toot Your Own Horn' breakfast
at 8 Tuesday
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce will
host a "Toot Your Own Horn" networking breakfast
from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 9, at the Hungry Fox
restaurant, 419 St. Armands Circle. Reservations at $5
for members and $10 for guests may be made and fur-
ther information received at 387-9519.
Got a new business going up in Anna Maria Island,
Cortez or Longboat Key? How about a new product or
service, an anniversary, a new hire, or an award-win-
ning staff member? Call Island Biz at 778-7978, fax
your news to 778-9392, or e-mail us at
news @ islander.org.
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Code enforcement finds antenna in violation
By Diana Bogan
The Holmes Beach Code Enforcement Board
found Dave Billings in violation of his home occu-
pation license last week.
Billings, who runs a home-based Internet ser-
vice, placed an antenna on a tower with guide wires
that he constructed in the backyard of his rented
home on 59th Street.
According to Code Enforcement Officer Walter
Wunderlich, the antenna violates Billings' affidavit
of intent, which states that "there shall be no exter-
nal sign or evidence on the property that the dwell-
ing unit is being used for the home occupation."
Billings argued that a residence can have an an-
tenna up to 36 feet tall and that there is nothing dis-
tinctive about his antenna that advertises it is for
business and not for personal use.
Billings said his antenna doesn't take away any-
thing from the residential neighborhood given the
cell tower is also located directly across the street.
Billings said he pursued putting his antenna on
the existing cell tower at one point, but that he de-
termined there is no space available.
Dave Decker, who lives down the street from
Billings, said he hadn't really noticed the antenna
until Billings pointed it out to him and that he didn't
find it obstructive.
In fact, Decker said he began to subscribe to
Billings' wireless service after learning about the an-
tenna and its purpose.
"Television antennas are much more detracting
than anything else," Decker said. "I hope the board
will allow the antenna to stay where it is so I can
continue to benefit from the wireless system. All I
need to access the Internet now is a card which I
insert into my computer."
Wunderlich said that if a private resident wishes
to put up an antenna for personal use it is not a code
violation. However, he said Billings did not obtain
a permit to construct his antenna.
Board member Don Schroder pointed out that
the issue before the board was one that had not been
handled before and the laws in place are not specific
to a situation like this, therefore he considered giv-
ing the board a little leeway.
Billings was asked if he could move his antenna
to a commercial property such as the roof of the six-
story Martinique condominium or next door to Bob's
"Without enough subscribers, I don't know how
long I could survive," said Billings. "I'm not sure if
I could afford the rent and I don't want to go through
the expense of moving it."
Schroder told him he wasn't concerned with the
cost of moving it, as every business incurs start-up
Wunderlich advised the board that if Billings
agreed to move the antenna to a commercial prop-
erty, such as Bob's Automotive, a site plan showing
the change in use of the commercial property would
have to be submitted for review and this could take
up to three months.
The board agreed that although homeowners can
obtain a permit for an antenna, Billings is technically
in violation of his home occupation license.
Given that Billings has the option of moving his
antenna, the board voted unanimously to give Bill-
ings 120 days to come into compliance. That allows
90 days for a site-plan review and 30 days to move
the tower and antenna.
City Attorney Jim Dye noted the situation with
the antenna may fall under the telecommunications
act and may need to be further scrutinized by the city
In another matter, Wunderlich reported that he
performed the final inspection of Holmes Beach Ma-
rina and it is in compliance. The marina had been
cited for several violations that did not match the site
plan on file with the city.
comes to Holmes Beach
Holmes Beach Police Officer Pete
Lannon will begin a three-part series on
.child safety at the Island Branch Library
Monday, July 8.
The programs are intended for an adult
audience and will last one hour, from 6:30
to 7:30 p.m. However, the Holmes Beach
Civic Association and the Friends of the
Island Library, co-hosts for the series, will
offer coffee and cake at 6 p.m., prior to
The series starter will be "Shock Mu-
sic," which takes a look at the current
popular music scene.
The following Monday, July 15, will
deal with "Drugs and Kids," an examina-
tion of the dangerous drugs commonly
used by kids today.
The final presentation, "Toys on the
Streets," will be held Monday, July 22, and
will cover little known rules and regula-
tions for vehicles used on the streets.
Free babysitting services will be made
available by Debby Scott for children up to
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Summer fishing: versatility pays off offshore
By Andrew White
Summertime is upon is and for Island anglers with
an offshore bag in their sights, this time of year means
long runs into the Gulf to find productive fishing areas.
Warmer water temperatures will ignite the red grouper
and snapper bite over hard bottom patches in 70 to 130
feet of water.
A bit further out, offshoots of the Gulf Stream and
Florida Loop current will be meandering as close as 30
miles from shore. These nutrient-rich waters will be
carrying with them an array of world-class sport fish
such as sailfish, wahoo, dolphin (mahi mahi) and tuna.
Area wrecks and artificial reefs are the summer
home to large schools of permit, some resident cobia,
mackerel and an ever-growing population of enormous
goliath grouper. With so many species of game fish
ready to put a bend in your rod, staying versatile in your
fishing plan can be the key to success.
A good place to start is to have two rods rigged for
trolling at all times. Even if your plan is to go after
grouper on the bottom, a few trolling rigs can pay big
dividends should you run into a weak line or floating
piece of debris. These buoyant structures are a favor-
ite home to the tasty mahi mahi and can also produce
wahoo and tuna from the depths below. Spoons and
plastic skirts work well for the surface dwellers while
lipped plugs and planers are good for bringing up fish
from down deep.
Remember to keep your bottom sounder on while
trolling and look for shows of bait and fish. Often some
of the best bottom fishing areas are found in this fash-
ion. Red grouper and mangrove snapper love to con-
gregate around areas of flat, hard bottom. Normally
these areas include exposed limestone that provides a
shelter area for bait fish, and if the bait are around, it's
a good bet the predators aren't far behind.
A good way to break up the monotony of traveling
Andrew White holds a 23-pound amberjack caught
to and from the offshore fishing grounds is to make a
stop at a local wreck or artificial reef. These structures
provide maximum variety for those who come pre-
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An underwater picture of permit
pared. Be sure to stock your bait well with a dozen or ,a
so live pass crabs to take advantage of the great permit
fishing offered here. These hard-fighting and good-tast-
ing gamesters can't resist a live crab freelined over the
structure. As always, stay flexible and try to present
baits throughout the water column. Fish a few baits
down deep and a few up near the surface.
If you want to test your toughness you may want
to fish a big live bait or fresh-dead bait near the bottom
for a goliath grouper. These behemoths are a regular
fixture wherever a significant break appears in the bot-
tom but are most prevalent around local wrecks and
artificial reefs. Not for the faint of heart, goliath grou-
per can reach sizes in excess of 600 pounds and the
larger specimens can bulldoze through just about any
size tackle. This is strictly a catch-and-release game, as
goliath grouper are protected from all harvest in Florida
The fish are biting. Get out there and be prepared
for a wide range of fishing opportunities. Keep your
eyes open and have a variety of tackle ready. Being
prepared for what Mother Nature presents to you can
mean the difference between an average trip and the
catch of a lifetime.
PAGE 26 M JULY 3, 2002 M THE ISLANDER
Sinking islands, manatee awareness, buggy problems
An island off the coast of Louisiana made the news
last week and its plight could be a part of Anna Maria
Isle de Jean Charles is shrinking. It's about a quar-
ter of its size as old-timers remember, and federal and
state officials have decided there isn't enough property
left to even try to save it.
Although other island communities along the coast
are the recipients of a $680 million levee project, the cost
to expand the bulkhead to Isle de Jean Charles would cost
an estimated $100 million more. Cost to move the 230
people living in the 60 or so waterlogged homes is esti-
mated at $8 million, so a buyout is proposed.
01 But the crusty islanders there are committed to
staying with their community and are planning to re-
main on the island. "That's why I got the damn boat,"
one islander told a reporter from the New York Times.
No, Anna Maria Island isn't sinking, but we've got
that pesky global warming-induced sea-level rise to
contend with in the next few decades. Sure, most of us
won't be around to worry about an extra six inches of
water lapping against our seawalls by 2020, or 14
inches more saltwater by 2065, but our kids and
grandkids will have to spend a lot of time with wet feet
as they slog through the muck.
Maybe everybody will have webbed feet by then,
Be aware of manatees this weekend
The Fourth of July weekend is always a popular
time to be out on the water. Be careful of our favorite
marine mammals as you travel on the bays and Gulf-
running over a manatee in a boat is a guaranteed way
to ruin your weekend.
"There are many waterways in Manatee County that
are considered essential manatee habitat, and manatees
can be found anywhere in the county," according to the
folks with the Save the Manatee Club. "However, there
are several areas that are considered manatee 'hot spots'
in Manatee County waterways. These particular water-
ways have been documented as having high manatee use
and feature manatee habitat such as seagrasses and fresh
water sources. In Manatee County, they include Terra
Ceia Bay and the Manatee and Braden rivers."
Manatee protectors offer a few suggestions to
avoid boat-manatee interaction. Wearing polarized
sunglasses can help eliminate glare of the sun and help
By Paul RQat.I
you see below the water's surface.
Stay in deep water channels and follow all posted boat
speed regulations, too, and avoid boating over shallow
seagrass beds where manatees might be feeding. Look for
the manatee's snout, back, tail, or flipper breaking the
surface of the water; a swirl or a flat spot on the water sig-
nals a manatee may be swimming below.
And if you see a manatee when operating a
powerboat, remain a safe distance away. If you want a
closer look at a manatee, cut the motor and drift toward
it, being careful not to drift over the animal.
It is illegal to feed or attempt to "humanize" mana-
If you spot an injured, dead, tagged or orphaned
manatee, or if you see a manatee who is being harassed,
call 1-888-404-FWCC (3922), touch FWC on your cellu-
lar phone, or use VHF Channel 16 on your marine radio.
From 1974 through April 2002 there were 15 wa-
tercraft-related manatee mortalities in Manatee County.
Currently, there are an estimated 3,000 manatees left
in the United States, and they are listed as endangered
Winners in the June 29 horseshoe games
were Jack Cooper and Doug Cooper. Runners-up
were Neil Sweerus and Francoise Van Mechelen
Winners in the June 26 games were Ron
Pepka of Bradenton and Jim Spencer of Holmes
Beach. Runners-up were George Landraitis of
Bradenton and Bill Starrett of Anna Maria.
The weekly contests get under way every
Wednesday and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria
City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no
membership fees and everyone is welcome.
by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Just be careful out there.
As you're playing on the beach this weekend, ex-
pect to be visited by some teeny, tiny friends no-see-
ums. These dot-sized little biters can produce big welts
and powerful itches.
There are something like 68 different varieties of
no-see-ums found in Florida in almost all of the differ-
ent climate zones in the state. Unfortunately, the ma-
jority of the bugs seem to like coastal marsh areas like
Dawn and dusk are the most popular times for the
little rascals to be out and about, feeding on us.
What they do is pretty gruesome. They've got these
mandibles that stretch the skin apart, then they use an-
other set of jaws to grind the skin up to form a kind of
pit. They then use their tongues to secrete fluids that
mix with our blood and skin and then slurp the mixture
up from the pit.
Basically, we become a big, bloody trough for no-
The good news is that something like 90 percent of
no-see-ums are eaten by other insects. Imagine how
awful it would be outside if we had that full 100 per-
cent of the nasty little guys nibbling on us.
I seem to be particularly susceptible to no-see-ums,
and a trip to Cabbage Key a few years ago turned me
into one big welt. About the only thing I found that
worked to keep the bugs at bay was Skin So Soft,
which I went through by the gallon. It sorta worked,
and I guess I smelled good, but I still spent a lot of time
Good luck. Yuck!
My old friend Bob Ardren committed an act of
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New Journalism is what we call it when a reporter
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becoming all too common in our field today.
The article dealt with rumors of a new upscale gro-
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Good fishing ahead for July 4 weekend
By Capt. Mike Heistand
The Fourth of July weekend promises to be a good
one for fishing.
Offshore action continues to be good for grouper
and snapper, plus dolphin and wahoo for those willing
to venture a little farther out.
Backwater action continues to be great for redfish
and trout, plus lots of catch-and-release snook.
And tarpon continue to be a great bet for fishers,
with one guide reporting more than 140 hookups so far
Sharks are starting to congregate around the area,
too, and scientists at Mote Marine Laboratory ask all
fishers to let them know if they catch a tagged blacktip
or bonnethead shark. Mote tagged and released a bunch
of sharks in Terra Ceia Bay this summer and are ask-
ing for help if you catch a fish with a yellow tag and
transmitter on its dorsal fin. Please record the tag num-
ber and approximate location of the catch and give
Michelle Heaped a call at 388-4441. If the fish is killed,
you should return the transmitter to Mote. And if you
let Heaped know of a fish catch, she'll add your name
to.a list and you could get $300 in a lottery drawing this
Capt. Sam Kimball on Legend charters out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said he's putting
charters onto red and gag grouper to 15 pounds, amber-
jack to 15 pounds, mangrove and lane snapper to 3
pounds, lots of 12-pound bonita in the 80- to 100-foot
depths, mackerel to 6 pounds, blacktip sharks ranging
up to 5 feet long and lots of tarpon.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's said he's catching catch-and-release snook to
36 inches in length, redfish to 32 inches, and some
keeper-sized trout and flounder. Whitebait is getting
harder to find, he mentioned, but he expects the little
guys to start showing up again in a few weeks.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said tar-
pon are still the No. 1 catch right now, plus lots of small
sharks. Backwater action includes fair snook action and
excellent catches of reds. Bottom fishing in the Gulf is
also good, with lots of reports of big grouper being
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Capt. Doug Moran said they caught 24- and 30-
inch-long gag grouper in Tampa Bay and, on the same
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bonnethead and blacktip sharks form Terra Ceia Bay.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said the mixed-
bag report from last week holds true again: mackerel,
black drum, small sharks and lots of catch-and-release
snook. Although there are lots of varieties being
caught, nobody is really catching a lot of the same spe-
cies, Bob added.
At the Anna Maria City Pier, anglers report
mackerel are still active and there are lots of mangrove
snapper being caught, with shrimp as the bait of choice,
plus some flounder, big yellowtail jacks and some
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez"
Road said he's put his charters onto lots of slot-limit
redfish using both live and artificial bait, plus some
trout to 20 inches.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide out of
Holmes Beach said he's still getting into lots of
blackfin tuna out in the Gulf, with good catches on
most trips. He's also filling the coolers with amberjack
to 50 pounds, red and gag grouper to 20 pounds, and
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Capt. Eric Bergen on the Kattina said his bot-
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Capt. Mark Bradow said he's still targeting tar-
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Rain can fool you sun lurks
By Jim Hanson
Some people have grown wiser in the ways of strong
sunshine, but it is still painful and dangerous for those who
neglect sensible precautions.
Jay Moyles, chief of marine rescue for Manatee
County, said his Anna Maria Island lifeguards are seeing
fewer sunburn cases this season than in years past, and he
credits public education.
And people are more up-to-date on sunblock products
and on sun problems, especially in relation to cancer.
"They know what to do to prevent cancer, and they're
Doing it," he said.
"Much of today's skin cancer is due to overdosing on
sun when the victims where children."
People are "more weatherwise, too, understanding
that the sun is at its most dangerous zenith at this time of
year and they're getting into the shade when it peaks ev-
Clouds during this rainy time aren't to be trusted, ei-
ther, for the day's sun is always up there and its rays can
penetrate clouds and fog.
The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research In-
stitute, part of the University of South Florida in Tampa,
agrees and urges a cautious approach "with an under-
standing of the sun's impact on your skin you can enjoy
all that our state offers year-round."
One in every three cancers is a skin cancer and
900,000 new cases are diagnosed in the United States
every year, 7,000 of them fatal. Most vulnerable to skin
cancers are people with moles and freckles, fair skin, light
hair or eyes, or recipients of a heavy sunburn early in life.
A particular danger for people out in the sun a lot is
pterygium, said Chief Moyles. It is similar to a callus on
the eye from wind and sun, and some believe it is a pre-
cursor to cataracts.
"So get good sunglasses," Moyles said. "Optically cut
lenses are the best. A coating of ultraviolet protection on
clear lenses is OK too. A lot of construction workers and
police officers and emergency medical people use it."
Vital to anyone who spends time outdoors, whether
working or playing, are sunblock and water, he said.
Sunblock rated 30 SPF (sun protection factor) or above is
best. Put it on the skin before going outdoors so it estab-
lishes itself, then reapply midway through the day at least
And water: Eight glasses on an average day will do
it, Moyles said, and more for anyone sweating heavily.
You can't even trust clothing to protect you a cot-
ton T-shirt offers only minimal protection of approxi-
mately SPF 15.
Stingrays seem scarce so far
By Jim Hanson
Be grateful for small favors: Stingrays seem to be
pretty much taking the year off from Anna Maria Island
beaches. So far.
Jay Moyles, Manatee County chief of marine rescue,
said that unlike years in the recent past, there have been
few stingray incidents this season.
Partly he credits people themselves. "They're more
educated about shore creatures," he said. "They're more
aware of what's around, and how to avoid trouble."
Stingrays are the most plentiful and painful of shore-
line denizens. Like jellyfish and even the occasional stray
sea snake, stingrays are not aggressive and have no inter-
est in mixing with humans.
But if it's you or one of them, you're it. If one nails
you, you'll be only too aware of it, at that moment and for
quite awhile afterward.
Moyles said the stingrays come into shallow wa-
ter to feed and breed during warm-water times, and
they are very quick and unerring of aim with a barb on
the base of the tail that is coated with a mucous that
brings a strong painful reaction in the human body.
Add to that the bacteria and dirt on the barb, and there's
They come into the shallow "transition zone" along
the shoreline and "harvest what's under the sand in the
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and low tide lines, where waves lap up onto the sand and
rush back out so the sand is constantly stirred.
The stingrays lie under this roil and feed on what it
stirs up. In addition to being hidden in sand, they're well
camouflaged so people don't see them. Threaten one with
an innocent foot, and the foot is a target.
The only quick treatment is hot water, hot as you can
stand and applied as soon as possible. Then have a medic
treat the wound, which may be fairly deep.
Prevention is easier than a cure. Moyles recommends
"the Anna Maria shuffle" instead of a regular walking
stride. Shuffle through the shallows, stirring up water and
sand ahead of your feet, warning the rays that you're there
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THE ISLANDER 0 JULY 3, 2002 0 PAGE 29
Anna Maria drops into AllStar loser's bracket
By Kevin Cassidy
Special to The Islander
Anna Maria Island's All-Star team got under way
when, for the third time in a row, players opened the
double-elimination tournament against Braden River
on Saturday, June 29, at Norma Lloyd Park.
A year ago, Braden River 10-run-rule ruined the
Islanders in four innings. This year was a bit better as
the Islanders played a full six innings and actually led
2-1 after they batted in the third. Then they were intro-
duced to Braden River's John Lingo.
Amid a sea of questions and controversy regarding
his residence, Lingo has quietly gone about his busi-
ness and let his bat do some considerable talking. Lingo
connected for a two-run, go-ahead home run in the
third inning and helped put the game away with a three-
run blast in the fourth as Braden River opened defense
of its 2001 11-12 Manatee County Little League cham-
pionship with a 9-2 victory over Anna Maria Island.
Lingo, who slugged 13 home runs this season play-
ing in the Braden River Little League, was initially
ruled ineligible, but new documentation and a possible
lawsuit apparently resulted in the national office in
Williamsport declaring him eligible.
Anna Maria Island All-Star team manager Evan
Bordes decided not to protest the game, which would have
resulted in the game being delayed until a ruling was
Braden River took a 1-0 lead in the first when
Vincent Keen singled to left and scored on a double by
Anna Maria came back to take a 2-1 lead in the
third inning when Shane Pelkey drew a lead-off walk.
Charlie Woodson then hit a chopper down third that
was thrown away allowing Pelkey and Woodson to
move up a base. Bystrom drew a walk to load the bases
for Pat Cole, who came through with an RBI single to
right center. Woodson took a wide turn at third and
barreled home when the relay throw came in late.
Braden River pitcher Gary McDougal got the win,
allowing one hit and two runs while striking out five in
four innings of work. Josh Claesson worked a pair of
..., .. .
Patrick Cole delivers during Anna Maria's 9-2 loss
to defending champion, Braden River. Islander
Photo: Kevin Cassidy
hitless innings to close the game out.
Lingo's two home runs led Braden River, which
also received a pair of singles and three runs scored
from Keen and a single, double and one run scored
from Wilbanks. Austin Pearson added a single and
Matt Milazzo walked and scored one run.
Woodson's single and one run scored led the way
for Anna Maria, which also received a single from
Cole, and one run scored from Shane Pelkey.
Manatee American 9, Manatee East 0
Manatee American exploded for seven runs in the
fourth inning, punctuated by a grand-slam home run by
Logan Fleming into the pond in left field. Fleming's
blast broke up what had been a pitcher's duel between
American's Bobby Martin and East's Cody Clark.
Clark struck out four through three innings before
experiencing control problems in the fourth. Martin
claimed the pitching with a complete-game, four-hit
shutout with seven strikeouts. Martin also walked twice
and score two runs, while Fleming added a single and
one run to his home run. Nick Lutz managed three
singles and one run scored to round out the offense for
American, which next play Manatee National.
Manatee Central 7, North River American 0
Steven Leasure pitched a complete-game, one-hit shut
out including eight strikeouts to lead Manatee Central past
North River American in the opening game of the 11-12
Jimmy Campos provided a good portion of the of-
fense with a pair of singles and two runs scored, while
Leasure and Jay Jaudon each singled and came around to
score twice. Kyle Thomas and Keith Jaudon each added
a single and one run, while Logan Dan added a single.
North River American managed a single by Rob-
ert Stephenson in the second inning. North River
Pitcher, David Emmons suffered the tough loss, despite
allowing only eight hits in a complete-game effort.
Manatee National 14, North River National 6
After spotting North River National six runs in the
first inning, Manatee National exploded for seven runs
in the second before sandwiching five runs in the fifth
with single runs in the third and sixth for an eight-run
victory in 9-10 action.
J.T. Thomas went three-for-four and scored three
runs while Joey Caputo tripled, singled, and scored
twice. Chris Burrow added a double and two runs
scored while R.J. Gwodz and Travis Stringer each con-
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tribute a single and one run scored.
Kody Himes and Robby Stinton each singled and
scored one run for North River National, which also
received runs from Trey Slocumb, Jacob Wilson, An-
drew Blackwell, and George Perry.
Braden River 11, Manatee Central 3
Casey Najjar limited Manatee Central to four hits
and three runs to help lead Braden River past Manatee
Central in 9-10 action. Najjar, who struck out five bat-
ters on the day, contributed a single and two runs
scored for Braden River, which also received a pair of
singles and two runs scored from Casey Mulholland
- and a double and three runs scored from R. Hueler.
Patrick Russini singled and scored twice and J. Braam
singled and scored once to complete the Braden River
Mitchell Shreves had a pair of singles and J.J.
Carlin singled and scored twice to pace the Central
scoring attack. Shelby Knox managed the other hit on
the day for Central, which also received one run scored
from Kevin Tomlinson.
Manatee American 9, North River American 1
Aaron Graham, Billy Anderson, Jacquie LaTona
and Jimmy O'Neill pitched a combined one-hitter to
lead Manatee American past North River American in
9-10 action. Jimmy O'Neill came on to close the game
in the sixth and did so in dominating fashion, striking
out the side on 12 pitches.
O'Neill also paced the offense for Manatee Ameri-
can, going two-for-three with a double and one run
scored while Graham added a triple and one run scored.
Nick Lorini added a single and two runs and Cameron
Allen doubled and scored once.
Garrett Vedder singled in Eduardo Diaz in the third
for the only runs on the day for North River American.
Anna Maria Island's
Conner Bystrom, Pat
Pelkey, Sean Price,
Nick Sato, Tyler
with coaches Evan
Bordes, Andy Price,
Brad Lisk, Bill
Bystrom and Bruce
barrels home with a run
in the third inning.
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R ealtyINC 941-778-6696
3101 GULF DRIVE HOLMES BEACH
A Paradise Vacation
Tracy Bernard to
our team. Tracy
has six years of
experience on Anna
Maria Island. Give
Tracy a call for
any of your property
or rental needs.
,AGE. IfJOLY 3,, 2 i
WANTED: Manual reel push-mower. 779-0838.
BIG FORTH OF JULY SALE! Storewide at Niki's
Island Treasures, 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
10 to 80 percent off sterling jewelry, gifts, shells,
collectibles. Do not miss our $2 sale table and ga-
rage sale room. Monday to Sunday, 9:30am-5pm.
WANTED: Outboard four-cycle 2.5 HP. 779-0838.
50 PERCENT OFF SALE. Inside and out House-
warmings by Horigans at Under the Sun Antiques.
Saturday, July 6, 7am-1pm.
BIG BEAUTIFUL HOUSEBOAT $45,000. View at
Web site: geocities.com/houseboat_sunseeker or
MOVING SALE: Thursday-Friday, July 4-5, 9am-?
208 64th Street, Holmes Beach.
ANTIQUE SHOW AND SALE: Thursday to Satur-
day, July 18-20. St. Bernards Catholic Church. 248
S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. For information,
ROSER THRIFT SHOP open Tuesday, Thursday,
9:30am-2pm, Saturday, 9am-Noon. Donations
Wednesday 9am-11am. Always sales racks. 511
Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 779-2733.
LOST CAMERA: Grey Minolta camera lost at Co-
quina boat ramp. Irreplaceable family photos on
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.
One of the biggest names
in mortgages is right in
your own backyard.
W(7 en you choose Chase you
are guaranteed by a variety
of products offered by one of the
nation's top mortgage lenders.
Plus, the knowledge of loan
officers like Ron Hayes who
are familiar with and dedicated
to your local community.
So, whatever your mortgage RON HAYES
needs fixed rate, adjustable rate, jumbo, govern-
ment, call Ron locally for a free consultation at
(941) 761-9808 (24 hours) or (800) 559-8025.
Monhottan Mortgage Corporation
CRITTER SITTER Six years in pet care, 21 years
as an Island resident. Tender, loving care for your
pets with in-home visits. 778-6000.
DACHSHUND adoption and rescue (D.A.R.E.).
Call Shona at 761-2642 for information or visit our
Web site: www.daretorescue.com.
1990 CHRYSLER LEBARON convertible. White,
cold air conditioning. Body in good shape. $2,200.
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.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels and everything
else in The Islander, 778-7978.
BOAT FOR SALE. 1997 19-foot Key West with
115-hp Yamaha motor. Used only about 100 hours,
$10,500 or best offer. 778-1014.
SPECIAL FIREWORKS CRUISES on a 47-foot
party boat. Beach House Restaurant on July 3.
Marina Jacks, Sarasota, on July 4. Departing at
7:30pm, $35 per person. For details call 778-4611
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.
View at Web site: geocities.com/
houseboat_sunseeker or call 778-3526.
Buy it! Sell it! Find it! Classified advertising in the Is-
lander works fast, fast, fast. Call 778-7978 for info.
S28 Years ofProfessional Service
OUR LISTINGS DON'T EXPIRE, WE SELL THEM!
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX with parent quarters, 3BR/2BA, IBR/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.
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
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-
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.
PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS. References, respon-
sible and reasonable. Red Cross certified CPR,
lifeguard and first aid. Call Michelle for more infor-
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.
18-UNIT MOTEL seeks part-time housekeeper.
Transportation a must, plus weekend work. 778-
HOUSEKEEPER PART TIME Must be honest,
sober, dependable. Includes weekends, 25-35
hours per week. Call 383-2431, 9am-6pm.
DRIVERS: Island Transportation Inc. Fun job,
good money. Dependable, honest work ethic re-
DISCOVER LUXURY IN MANATEE COUNTY
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Bradenflc.riO WVoded pniate and 9JrgeouS. $5'j9 9i Kalthy
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Resort-Style Living at
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Spacious 1 & 2 BR Apartments
Attractive Island Location
SPool & Spa
Lake or Nature Views
Free Boat Parking*
Small Pets Welcome
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HOURS: Mon-ri 9-5. St 10-5, Sun 12-5
Direons From U.S. 41, travel west on Manatee
Avenue (SR 64) and across Palma Sobo Causeway
to Perico Islnd. Town & Country Perico
wi be on the left.
Limited time offec certain restrictions apply.
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Friends and family that
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happening on Anna Maria
it's like a letter from
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HOUSEKEEPERS FULL TIME. Apply in person.
Econo Lodge-Surfside, 2502 Gulf Drive,
Bradenton Beach. 778-6671.
DISHWASHER/PREP wanted for open kitchen.
Hours are: Sunday-Wednesday, 9:30am-3:30pm.
Will train if necessary. Call Chef Damon at Ooh La
PART-TIME ISLANDER REPORTER: Journalism
skills a must. Computer literate. Independent
worker. Resumes: E-mail email@example.com, or
fax 778-9392, or mail/deliver to The Islander, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.
HIRING FULL-TIME servers for upscale restau-
rant/bistro, fine dining experience preferred, but
will train.the right person. Apply in person Wednes-
day-Sunday at Ooh La La!, 5406 Marina Drive,
Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach.
GRAPHIC DESIGNER: Advertising layout and
design for weekly newspaper, some Web site pro-
duction. 30 to 40 hours per week. Busy front-office
environment. Creative advertising design skills re-
quired. Qualifications include PhotoShop, Illustra-
tor and PageMaker proficiency. Macintosh envi-
ronment. Associate's Degree or technical school
certificate preferred. Resumes: E-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax 778-9392, or mail/de-
liver to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach FL 34217.
DIAL DARCIE DUNCAN!
.A..._ .Your- Ral Est.at.e Specialist
.._ 941-779-03041 8166-779-0304
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial
Library. Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or
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.
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.
NADIA'S EUROSAGE We come to you in the
comfort of your home or office. Island references.
Call today for an appointment, 795-0887.
MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, patio
gardens, trimming, clean-up, edgings, more.
Hard-working and responsible. Excellent refer-
ences. Edward 778-3222.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED: The best news in
town and the best results from classified ads and
FURNITURE UPHOLSTERY, cushions, etc. Re-
pair and restoring antique specialist. Island Uphol-
stery. 121 Bridge St. Free estimates. 778-4335.
COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your
computer misbehaving? Certified computer ser-
vice and private lessons. Special $15 per hour-
free advice. 545-7508
ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING for great re-
sults, wash away mildew, dirt and salt. Thorough,
reasonable and reliable. Free estimates, licensed
and insured. 778-0944.
LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available
evening, weekend. For any computer needs,
hardware, software, network, commercial, private.
TAMBOURINE LESSONS! Also available: flute,
saxophone, clarinet lessons. Beginning to ad-
vanced. Contact Koko Ray, 792-0160.
SEWING: Get your sewing alterations done fast
and reliably. Hems, zippers, sleeves, waistlines,
cushions, etc. Reasonably priced. Call 727-5873.
ISLAND SPECIALISTS -.
S Simplify Your Search!
YOUR HOMETOWN REALTOR SINCE 1939
Email: email@example.com www.wagnerrealty.com
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.
Visit the Caribbean without
leaving home in this Marina
Isles bayfront home with pro-
tected docking. Designed by
Gene Aubry. 4BR/2.5BA plus
maid's room and private
guest quarters. Solar heated pool, lush landscaping. $1150000.
Yvonne Higgins778-2246 or720-3879.
ALMOST TOUCH THE BAYI
PIN P Longboat Village 2BR plus den
and family room, two-car garage
nacand extra outbuilding. $580,000.
CFoall today! Mary Wickersham or
Cindy English 383-5577.
PINEBROOK Popular 2BR 41 .
plus den end-unit on golf
course. Carport, low mainte-
nance, all amenities. $147,500. lr
For appointment, call Dee eF F
Jorcyk 778-2246 or 778-8850.
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. I :..
$530,000. Call Dave Moynihan
at 778-2246 or 778-7976.
2217 Gulf Drive North
Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
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interestcl ti c:onact tihe "l3astes grow ing" pr,.,prciNT
mariagemen[ firm on Anna lMaria Island
Island Vacalion Properties, LLC
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Leo F. & Cheryl J. Kamon, Realtors
3001 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, Florida, 34217
Call 778-6849 Toll Free: 800-778-9599 Fax: 779-1750
Web Page: islandvacationproperties.com
Licensed Real Estate Broker Ann Caron
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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 ser-
vice. Over 30 years experience, self-employed in
construction trades. "I'm handy to have around."
CLEANINGS-R-JOB: Bonded, insured, profes-
sional and experienced. 35-year resident will
clean weekly, bi-weekly, monthly. No job too big!
TREE SERVICE Topping, trimming, shaping, re-
movals. Trim palm trees. Call Phil Brewer Tree
Service, 746-6678 or pager 252-3300.
MILLENNIUM CLEANING Residential expert.
Bonded, insured. Free estimates, fair rates. Me-
ticulous to detail. Responsible, reliable, many ref-
erences. Sherry Myers, 545-3315.
SEND ME! Lease-a-daughter licensed errand ser-
vice. Too busy? Just can't get out? I'll go! Lisa Wil-
More ads = more readers. The Islander is No. 1.
SECLUDED YET CONVENIENT This
Bradenton.1 BR/1 BA, first-floor condo overlooks
the pool and is in pristine condition. What an
investment as year round or vacation hideaway!
Newer A/C, low maintenance fees. Hurry -
won't last at $62,900. Call Marion Ragni for
details and showing, 761-1415.
* 1/1 Steps to beach
* 2/1 Pool and steps
* 1/1 Steps to beach
* 1/1 Pool and steps to
* 2/2 On beach
* 3/2 Steps to beach
* 2/2 Pool, on beach
* 2/2 Bay, pool, steps
* 2/1 On beach
* 2/2 Pool
* 2/1.5 Lake, steps
* 2/2 On golf course
* 2/2 Steps to beach
* 2/1 Dock
* 3/2 Steps to beach
* 2/2 On canal
* 3/2 Canal
* 2/2 Pool, steps to
* 2/1 Steps to beach
* 1/1 Pool
* 3/2 Pool, steps to beach
Call Michel Cerene, Realtor, 941-778-0770.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK
E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site: www.smithrealtors.com
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ANNA MARIA APPLIANCE TV service. Honest,
reliable, experienced repairs. Major appliances,
home electronics, ceiling fans, garage door open-
ers, marine electronics. 779-1779.
SOS SERVICES. Is it time to organize/clean
house? If so, I can help! Reliable, reasonable, ref-
erences. Call Sharon, 920-1992.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING and Lawn Mainte-
nance. Residential and commercial. Full-service
lawn maintenance, clean-ups, tree trimming, haul-
ing, Xeriscape. Island resident. Excellent refer-
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If
it is broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior
discount. Call 778-2581 or 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.
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.
REAL ESTATE, LLC
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX
2BR/2BA each side. Mint condition, short walk to
beach. Excellent rental. New kitchen, new roof,
beautiful landscaping, deck. $264,900.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND HOME
3BR/2BA home in central Holmes Beach. Large
lot with room for a pool. Immaculate, short walk
to beach. Garage. $329,900.
3BR/2BA, professionally decorated condo. Fur-
nished, heated pool, small pets, tennis, across
from beach, close to everything..$294,000.
SUNBOW BAY CONDO
Spacious 1BR/IBA. Bayfront Complex. Ceramic
tile, elevator, garage, heated pool, tennis, small pet,
partial bay view, close to everything. $179,900.
DIRECT GULF T CONDO
3BR/2BA Tur LFPLACE condo.
Walk out to -i. Heated pool, tennis
and great rent history. $769,900.
ISLAND FAMILY HOME
3BR/2BA, plus den. Holmes Beach, split-plan, ce-
ramic tile, skylights, French doors, fireplace, corner
lot, deck, workshop. 6 doors to beach. $389,900.
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.
From $800 / month
Condos/Homes: $500 week / $1,000 month
779-0202 (800) 732-6434
SB MiS SiiACoast
REAL ESTATE, LLC
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 www.suncoastinc.com
GILLIS & GILLIS ENT. Crushed, washed shell,
topsoil, landscaping services. We install shell
driveways. Serving Sarasota and Keys since
1978. Fully licensed and insured. 753-2954 or
SHELL DELIVERED and spread. $27/yard. Haul-
ing: all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free
estimates. Call Larry at 795-7775, cell 720-0770.
STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPING. Installations,
clean-ups, pruning, irrigation, trees, edging, rip-
rap, mulch, rock, patios, shell, seawall fill. Reliable
and insured. 727-5066.
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. Dan or Bill, 795-5100 or cell 809-3100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodel-
ing contractors. In-house plan designs. State li-
censed and insured. Many Island references. 778-
2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. 35-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island
service since 1975. Repairs and new construc-
tion. Free estimates, no overtime charges. Now
certifying back flow at water meters.
(FL#RF0038118) 778-3924 or 778-4461.
OVER THIRTY YEARS craftsman experience. In-
terior, exterior, doors, stairs, windows and trim.
Have sawmill, will travel. Dan Michael, master car-
penter. Call, 745-1043 or cell 962-4068.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY
3224 East Bay Dr. Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
Sales: 941-778-0700 Rentals: 778-6665
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
53 YEARS OF DISTINCTIVE ISLAND SERVICE
WATERFRONT 214 S. Harbor
Dr., Holmes Beach. 3BR/2BA,
fireplace. $559,000. Becky
Smith or Elfi Starrett, 778-0700.
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RARELY AVAILABLE Updated
Shell Point 2BR/2BA condo. Tile,
carpet, parquet flooring. $298,000.
Geoff Wall, 778-0700.
LAGUNA YACHT VILLAGE New
homes, deep-water dock, pool.
One model left for immediate delv-
ery starting at $739,000. 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 Elfi
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SPACIOUS ISLAND HOME
4BR+ den. Close to beach. Boat
slip available. $449,900. Gail
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BOATERS WELCOME! 2BR/
1BA, Island home with dock and
21-ft. boat included. $334,500.
Gait Tutewiler, 778-0700.
BAYVIEW TERRACE 2BR ground-
floor unit in (rarely available) bayfront
complex. Steps to beach. $184,900.
Gail Tutewiler 778-0700.
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.
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HOMEIMPROVEMENT____HOMEIMPROVEMENT _____RENTAL otnud !
WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more
by Hunter Douglas and other major manufactur-
ers. Lifetime warranty. Call Island resident Keith
Barnett for a free in-home consultation. Many Is-
land references, 15 years experience. 778-3526
TILE TILE TILE. All variations of ceramic tile
supplied and installed. Quality workmanship,
prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call
GRIFFITHS' ISLAND PAINT/ paper services:
Interior/exterior painting, pressure washing and
wallpaper. For prompt, reliable service at rea-
sonable rates, call Kevin at 778-2996. Husband/
ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remod-
eling, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens,
baths. Free estimates. Lic#CGCO61519,
#CCC057977, #PE0020374. Insured. Accepting
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,
cindorbl~4ck, .lrifki,.A-til~.Wis built and repaired.
Cement repairs. Licensed and insured. Chris,
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.
of Anna Maria Inc.
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.
WINDOW AND DOOR SILLS. Have cracked,
crumbling, broken cement sills? Will rebuild all sills
promptly. 26-years experience. Chris, 795-3034.
BAYSIDE ROOFING. Roof repair specialists. Re-
Roofs! New Roofs! Tile replacement! All work
guaranteed! RC0042064. 753-6879.
JACKSON HOLMES Painting. Interior/exterior,
waterproofing, pressure washing. No job too big or
small. Free estimates, insured. Phone 795-2771 or
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 Dry-
wall, repairs, texture coating, painting. Custom
shower stalls, tub enclosures, fixtures, cabinets,
tile. Unique Options, 752-7758 or 545-6141 (cell).
HANDY ANTHONY. Jack of most trades. Home
refurbishing and detailing, 778-6000.
ANNUAL RENTALS, several to choose from. Big
ones, small ones, and one just right for you. Mike
Norman Realty, 778-6696.
BAYFRONT COTTAGES with docks available.
Turnkey, beautiful views, breezy, quiet area. No
pets, nonsmoking. Priced from $750/month, $400/
week, $80/night. 941-794-5980.
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.
COLD ? 1x (941) 778-0766
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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,
6016 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton
(941) 778-0766 (800) 778-8448
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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.
HOLMES BEACH CANALFRONT home, 2BR/
2BA, completely furnished, garage, laundry, dock,
many extras. $650/week, $1,800/month. Now
available. Call (813) 286-9814.
CONDO 2BR FURNISHED, beachfront, heated
pool, fishing dock, seasonal, three-month mini-
mum. Age 55 and older. (813) 247-3178 or week
ends (813) 927-1632.
VACATION RENTAL 2BR/1BA, $1,800/month.
Walk to beach, fine restaurants and shopping.
202 56th St., Holmes Beach. 778-3875.
BEAUTIFUL TROPICAL HOUSE just converted
to a two-unit property. 2BR/1BA, completely reno-
vated and furnished. New washer/dryer, micro-
wave. Three minute walk to beach. $850/month,
$450/week. Call Ron, 761-9808.
SEASONAL, STEPS TO beach. 1BR/1BA,
sleeps five. Just bought, schedule wide open.
$975/month during summer. 737-1121 or (800)
NORTH SHORE DRIVE beachfront. Spacious
3BR/2BA house with all conveniences. Available
January through April 2003. $4,500/month. (813)
HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL. Large 2BR
ground floor. Just steps to beach, fully furnished.
Bikes, cable, washer/dryer. $475/week. 704-7650
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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.
BAYFRONT TRIPLEX annual. Large 2BR/1 BA,
$1,000/month and large 1BR/1BA, $850/month.
Washer/dryer hookup, full kitchen, newly reno-
vated. First, last, security. Steps to Bradenton
Beach. Realtor/owner. Home (352) 243-7916,
office (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
GULFFRONT MARTINIQUE Anna Maria condo.
2BR/2BA. screened lanai, Gulfview, heated pool,
tennis, garage. Three months, December-April.
FOR RENT 2BR/1BA, great neighborhood and
location. Close to beach, bay and shopping.
$800/month, available July. Call 737-8555.
SUMMER, FALL, WINTER rentals available
weekly, monthly, seasonal. Wedebrock Real
Estate Co., 778-6665 or (800) 749-6665.
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.
ENCHANTED GINGERBREAD HOUSE bed-
and-breakfast decor. Adorable 2BR/1BA, cov-
ered garden patio, washer/dryer. Historic village
of Bradenton Beach. Two blocks to beach/bay/
pier. $650/week, $1,250/month. 779-2393.
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
community, pool, tennis, carport, washer/dryer
and lake view, $950/month, plus utilities. Sunny
Shores, 1 BR/1BA, furnished apartment, washer/
dyer, close to beach, $1,000 includes utilities.
Peacock Lane, 2BR/2BA, furnished duplex,
washer/dryer, $1000/month, plus utilities.
Wedebrock Real Estate Company, 778-6665 or
WATERVIEW Perico Bay Club, 2BR/2BA, gated
community, luxury condo, turnkey. Pool, tennis.
$995/month, plus utilities. Annual rental, non-
VACATION/SEASONAL MARTINIQUE condos;
212 Palm 3BR/2BA/pool. T. Dolly Young Real
ANNA MARIA BEACH cottage. Fully furnished,
air conditioned. $75/night, minimum three nights,
or $450/week. Contact Jim Wilson, 778-2845.
ROOMMATE WANTED to share half duplex in
Bradenton Beach. Half block to Gulf. $450/month
and half of electric. Nonsmoking. Call 778-3320.
CHARMING 2BR/1.5BA with new floors and ap-
pliances. Includes washer/dryer, $895/month,
plus all utilities. 302-0779.
ANNUAL RENTALS 1BR and 2BR units avail-
able. Selection includes condo, apartments,
house. Prices range from $650-$900/month. Call
Fran Maxon Real Estate, 778-2307 for details.
HOLMES BEACH unfurnished, 2BR/2BA,
screened lanai, garage, boat dock. $925/month,
water and waste included. 8006 Marina Drive.
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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.,
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.
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ANNUAL RENTALS 1 and 2BR units, ready for
move-in. Close to Gulf. From $620/month. Island
Real Estate, 778-6066.
CHARMING 3BR/2.5BA canal home. Pool, two-
car garage. Great location by Holmes Beach li-
brary, Annual rental. $1,300 to $1,500/month. Call
(970) 879-5531 or e-mail: email@example.com.
CUTE 1 BR/1BA, steps to beach, sleeps five. Avail-
able 2003 season, $1,950/month. Whole summer
just $2,950. 778-1144 or 737-1121.
LONGBOAT KEY 3BR/2BA canalfront. Short stroll
to sugar-sand beaches and beautiful Joan Durante
Park. Nearly 2,000 square feet. Annually, $1,800/
month. Available now! 725-2826.
ANNUAL 2BR/1.5BA, elevated duplex, view of
Gulf and bay. Steps to beach. $845/month, plus
utilities. No pets. 922-2473.
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.
ANNUAL 2BR/1 BA elevated duplex. Interior com-
pletely remodeled. Washer/dryer hook-up. Small
pet considered. $750/month. Available now. 778-
4837 or 704-8674.
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH. 2BR/2BA ground-
level unit. Central air conditioning and heating.
New appliances. Short walk to Gulf. $750/month,
plus electric, phone, cable. First, last and security
WANTED ROOMMATE io share 2BR/2BA apart-
ment. North Holmes Beach. Carport, washer/dryer.
Smoker OK. 778-2234.
ANNUAL ISLAND RENTAL. Newly renovated
P sn/l'A. Tile throughout. Two blocks to beach,
washer/dryer. $850/month, cable included. 778-
3313 or 730-6349.
ANNUAL RENTALS: Steps to beach, beautiful
2BR/2BA, half duplex with new tile floors, Florida
room, washer/dryer hook-up, carport $850/month,
no pets. 2BR/2BA, half duplex with new tile,
washer/dryer hook-up, $725/month. 2BR/1 BA, tile
floors, carport, small screened in porch, $800/
month. 1BR/1BA, new tile floors, $650/month.
Dolores M. Baker Realty, 778-7500.
ANNUAL/SEASONAL RENTALS: furnished or
unfurnished, short walk to beach. 1BR with
bayfront view or 2BR water view with garage. 779-
VACATION RENTAL: Charming 1BR/1.BA, fully
furnished, just across from beach. Call 778-8211.
BEACH RENTAL: Furnished 1BR/1BA apartment
directly on the beach. Enjoy beautiful sunsets from
your private deck. $600/week or $2,000/month, plus
tax. 2908 Avenue E, Holmes Beach. Call 778-9121.
KEY ROYALE BAYFRONT HOME. 3BR/3BA with
pool, dock with boat lift. Annual unfurnished. Avail-
able Sept. 1. Call Mark, 587-2213.
ANNUAL RENTALS: 205 75th St., 2BR/1BA,
$750/month. 770 North Shore Drive, 2BR/1BA,
$750/month. Bayou condo 2BR/1 BA $900/month.
7106 Palm Drive 2BR/2BA $1,200/month. Call
Betsy Hills Real Estate, PA, 778-2291.
ANNUAL 2BR/1BA Island duplex. One block to
beach. Tropical back yard. No pets. $700/month,
some utilities included. First, last and security. Call
798-9765, leave message.
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY: 675-square foot
commercial space on Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.
Good exposure and parking. Marina Pointe Realty
OPEN HOUSE Sunday noon-3pm. Gulffront 2BR/
2BA condo, $399,000. 5300 Gulf Drive,
Martinique North, unit #102. 778-4523 or (800)
SELLING OR BUYING a house? Need extra
space? Budget Self- Storage can help. Daily,
weekly, monthly specials. Boxes and packing sup-
LONGBOAT KEY former bank building, 4,700
square feet, zoned office/professional. Twenty
parking spaces, contemporary design, great vis-
ibility. $14/square foot. Can divide. Owner/Real-
tor, 388-5514 or call 809-4253.
OPEN HOUSE: Saturday and Sunday. Westbay
Cove South. Super view of bay! Unit #711, 2BR/
2BA. $247,000. 778-4523 or (800) 977-0803.
BAYVIEW HOME in Holmes Beach. Total renova-
tion under way. 778-4523, 737-1121, (800) 977-
0803. FSBO, Brokers protected.
ISLAND LIVING YOU CAN AFFORD! Turn key
furnished 1 BR/1 BA mobile home. Elevated ceiling
in living room, eat-in kitchen. Large outdoor shed.
Peek.of Gulf, steps to beach. Located in Sand-
piper 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.
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easy with Islander classified ads. Call 778-7978.
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BRAND NEW 2BR/2.5BA condo on golf course at
beautiful Tobago Hilton on Tobago Island,
Trinidad in the Caribbean. 1,694 square feet. Ex-
cellent rental market. Asking $229,000, appraised
at $241,000. Call Rick at 778-1102 or 727-5873.
519 SOUTH DRIVE, Anna Maria (off South.Bay
Blvd.) We are nearing completion on this totally
remodeled, ground-level 3BR/2BA. On deep-wa-
ter canal with view of Bimini Bay and direct bay
access (no bridges). Spectacular "new" home.
Won't last long at this price! $575,000. Brokers
MOBILE HOME sell/rent. 1BR/1BA, enclosed lanai,
on bay, near beach. Boat slip, new carpet, paint.
$395/month. Owner finance. Age 55 plus. 351-2498.
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
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.
SUNBOW BAY 2BR/2BA end unit, panoramic bay
views, newly turnkey furnished, two pools, cov-
ered parking, elevator. By owner, easy showing.
PRIME 900-SQUARE FEET for rent. Retail or of-
fice space in small shopping center in the heart of
Holmes Beach commercial district. 778-4451.
DEEP-WATER CANAL property. 2BR/2BA located
on 67th Street, Holmes Beach. $520,000. Please
call 778-2815 for appointment.
A GREAT BUY! Canalfront, remodeled 2BR/2BA,
1,400-square feet. Huge deck and dock, boat lift,
garage, many extras. Immaculate. $319,000. 778-
TROPICAL PARADISE SETTING. 2BR/2BA, open
floor plan with fireplace. Steps to beach. Unique cov-
ered deck. For sale by owner, $349,900. 779-0011.
OPEN HOUSE: Wednesday, July 10. 101 S. Sev-
enth St., Bradenton Beach. Duplex for sale by
Suzanne at Island Vacation Properties, 778-6849.
PRIME COMMERCIAL 900-square-foot retail or
office space for lease in the heart of the Holmes
Beach commercial district. 778-4451.
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ing with parents or legal custodians, pregnant
women and people securing custody of children un-
der 18. This newspaper will not knowing accept any
advertising for real estate which is in violation of the
law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwell-
ings advertised in this newspaper are available on
an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimi-
nation call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777, for the
hearing impaired (TDD) 1-800-543-8294.
WEST OF GULF DRIVE Steps
to the beach, luxury Island re-
treat, top of the line throughout.
Exquisitely turnkey furnished.
One large master suite, two
baths, Gulf views. Priced at
 Carol R. Williams, Broker/Realtor, 744-0700 720-7761
LOCATION, STYLE and QUALITY
A short walk to beaches,
restaurants, city pier, post
Center activities from this-
CC .' custom 3BR/2.5BA water-
A I',i front home located on a very,
.' protected waterway with
no-bridge access to the bay.
,S 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
5201 Gul Drive, olmes Bech, rL 421.802725
GREAT INVESTMENT Five-units in
Bradenton Beach. Four 1BR units and a
darling historic 2BR/2BA house with hard-
wood floors. Less than a block from the
beach. $629,000. Call Jane Grossman or
Nicole Skaggs at 778-4800 or 778-4451.
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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 fur-
nished! $429,000. Call Ken Rickett at 778-
GULF AND BAY VIEW "PELICAN
COVE" CONDO 2BR/2BA, turnkey fur-
nished. Community dock, tennis, heated
pool and spa. Excellent rental! $299,500.
Call Lynn Hostetler at 778-4800 or 720-
MARINERS COVE Direct Intracoastal unit
with 1,749 sq.ft. of luxury, two pools, ten-
nis and gated. Best kept secret with a 26-
foot boat slip. $399,000. Call Quentin
Talbert at 704-9680.
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