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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: July 10, 2002

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

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Skimming the news ... Islander out of running in Little League finals, page 20.


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Fourth of July fun, page 16.


"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"


Volume 10, no. 35,


July 10, 2002 FREE


County eyes


preservation


land purchase


on Perico Bayou
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Manatee County commissioners have a chance
July 23 to save nearly 450 acres of wetlands along
Perico Bayou and the mouth of the Manatee River from
the developers bulldozer, something the county could
have done with Perico Island more than a decade ago,
but failed.
The result of that failure was the controversial
Arvida-Perico Island development project, and Mana-
tee County Ecosystems Manager Charlie Hunsicker
hopes that won't happen again.
Hunsicker said landowner/developer Bill Robinson
has approached the county with a plan to allow Mana-
tee County to acquire the environmentally sensitive
areas of the 700-acre property that border the south
banks of the Manatee River and Perico Bayou to the
west.
"And the county is indeed pursuing the idea," con-
firmed Hunsicker.
In exchange, Robinson wants the county to allow him
to build an 18-hole semi-private championship golf course
PLEASE SEE PERICO, NEXT PAGE


'Top Notch' dining on a Ritz
Kathy Smart of Holmes Beach snapped this prize
picture of Charlie (the squirrel) at her home in
December. He was rescued and bottle fed by Smart
following a fall from a palm tree during Tropical
Storm Gabriel and "still returns to my upstairs deck
and often brings friends by for dinner. Smart can
entertain her friend with her prize certificate for
brunch for two persons at Ooh La La! bistro, and
she can claim an Islander "more-than-a-millet-
wrapper" T-shirt and a Duffy,'s Tavern cap from The
Islander for this award-winning entry. Her photo
now becomes eligible for the newspaper's grand
prize package, chosen from eight consecutive weekly
winners to be announced Aug. 28. See Top Notch
entry guidelines, page 8.


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Short cut to, from St. Petersburg?
A Tampa man drove his 2000 Nissan extended-cab pickup truck out to the end of the Anna Maria City Pier
early Tuesday morning, turned around and drove back before being stopped by Manatee County Sheriff's
Deputy John Kinney. The truck driver, Randy Maggard of Tampa, was involved in a crash on the Anna Maria
Island Bridge, damaging the windshield after ramming into one of the drawbridge gates, shortly before
"visiting" the pier. He was charged with reckless driving, driving on the pier and other charges are pending
from sheriff's deputies and the Florida Highway Patrol. There was no damage to the pier. Snooks Adams,
retired Holmes Beach police chief said he remembered two or three times when similar pier driving exploits
occurred in his years on the Island. Islander Photo: Paul Roat


Benjamin resigns from city commission


By Paul Roat
The pro-con development battle in Bradenton
Beach has apparently taken its first political casualty
with the resignation of City -.
Commissioner Ross Ben- 'f .
jamin. -. "i' -
Benjamin resigned from
the Ward 3 seat on the corn- -
mission last week, effective .. .
July 31. He was elected to .1 -.-
office last November. ..
In a letter to Mavor John I
Chappie, Benjamin wrote
that "something called 'de- Benjamin
velopment' came to the
forefront, and it took a turn for the worst. I sat in
amazement day after day seeing the residents of this
small community become more and more polarized
over the different views each had of their future here.
I watched as outsiders as well as developers with little
more than a financial agenda came in with statistics
telling the people who live here that we were wrong,
stoking the fires even more by suggesting that those
who only 'rent' here shouldn't have a voice in what
was happening. I was stunned at the anger, stunned by
the accusation, stunned by the subtle threats, and ulti-
mately stunned by the outright nastiness that poured
out in commission meetings and private conversations
as each side took its swipe pro or anti at what-
ever was said, and I got caught up in it just as much as
the next person."
The city charter states that vacancies on the com-
mission will be filled by a nomination "of willing and
qualified successors of the vacancy. The commission


will then vote among the nominees to fill the vacancy
for the remainder of the term" which, in this case, is
November 2003.
Chappie said Monday he hoped that the nomina-
tion and selection process would take place at the Aug.
1 city commission meeting.
"This was a total surprise," Chappie said of
Benjamin's resignation. "It can be a tough job, and
people have been polarized in the last six months re-
garding growth management issues.
"He has been a very conscientious commissioner
and very thoughtful in his actions and always presented
himself in a very professional manner. Ross will be
missed," Chappie said.
PLEASE SEE BENJAMIN, PAGE 3


Reward offered
The poacher who destroyed a loggerhead
nest at 17th Street on the beach in Bradenton
Beach beware.
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch director
Suzi Fox noted the missing nest its marker
and eggs missing Sunday and is determined
to find the vandal.
She posted a $500 reward and anonymity to
anyone who comes forward with solid indica-
tions of who the vandal may be and she prom-
ises to pursue prosecution. And federal and state
imposed fines can be hefty.
To report information to Fox, call 778-
5638.





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Perico preserve possible?
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

and country club on the remaining 200-plus acres in the
southeast comer of the property. That section does not
contain environmentally sensitive lands, Hunsicker said.
The Robinson family received county approval sev-
eral years ago to develop 450 single-family homes along
with the golf course on the entire 700 acres, Hunsicker
said, but the family now appears to be more concerned
about the environment than making big bucks.
"The Robinson family sees an environmental value to
preserving sensitive lands rather than developing them,"
said Hunsicker. "They are offering a choice to the county."
The area, including Perico Island, was first identified
as environmentally sensitive in a 1987 study, said
Hunsicker, and the report suggested public acquisition to
protect against development of the lands and tidal areas.
While no price tag has yet been disclosed,
Robinson said he needs a contract to purchase by the
county by December. Otherwise, he said, he has to pro-
tect his current development rights and move forward
with the 450-unit housing project.
"Everything is fairly preliminary now with the
county, but our family is concerned about the environ-
ment," Robinson said.
He agreed his family would likely make consider-
ably more money by proceeding with their planned and
already-approved 450-unit project, but some things are
more important than money and he wants to give the
county this opportunity.
"We think this could be a fantastic park for all of
Manatee County and this area of Florida. Hopefully,
the county will have the ability to come up with the
funding," he said.
The county has a number of options to obtain the
necessary money to purchase the property, said
Hunsicker, including a grant from the Florida Depart-
ment of Community Affairs and Florida Communities
Trust Entity, among other sources.
First, however, county commissioners must agree
to pursue acquisition.
The issue will be on the county commission agenda
for the first time July 23, said Hunsicker, and he and the
staff in the county's conservation lands division are
already preparing plans for how the land could be used


to present to commissioners.
Hunsicker sees this as a "great opportunity for Mana-
tee County to acquire and maintain a large tract of land on
both the river and bayou for environmental protection and
passive recreation. It's a chance to be pro-active."
Under Hunsicker's plan, the county would main-
tain the property much as it does at Coquina Baywalk,
a nature park at Leffis Key on Anna Maria Island. That
means low-impact recreation.
Two barns on the site would be converted to visi-
tor centers. There would be recreational walking trails
and boardwalks to observe plants, animals and marine
life in the area, and canoe access points would be es-
tablished. There would also be extensive revegetation
of the property.
All plans, however, are just conceptual at this point
pending a decision by county commissioners.
But County Commissioner Jane von Hahmann,
whose district includes the Island and northwest
Bradenton, said she will give acquisition of the prop-
erty top priority at the July 23 meeting.
"I would definitely support the purchase of that
property if it's possible. There are just so few oppor-
tunities to preserve waterfront property that this should
be a real priority," von Hahman said.
"With the lesson of Perico Island, I think it would
be a wise decision to pursue this property," she added.
She did observe, however, that the price tag for
waterfront property in Manatee County is usually high,
but that shouldn't deter the county. There are a num-


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Islander
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ber of avenues for funding, she said.
Commissioners will receive a complete briefing on
the proposal, including a purchase price, in their infor-
mational packets prior to the July 23 meeting.
Hunsicker said he was not at liberty to disclose any
asking price by the Robinson family until commission-
ers have been fully briefed.
The area is a breeding ground for fish and birds,
and is a popular spot with Anna Maria Islanders for
shallow-water fishing and sight-seeing, said Capt. Joe
Webb of Old Florida Charters.
Perico Bayou is accessible only in a shallow-bot-
tom boat and at the north end, Webb said, but develop-
ment could change all that.
"Right now, you can look all around you in the bayou
and not see a single sign of development, just what nature
has done. If you put in houses, next come boat docks, a
marina, then dredging a channel for boats and pretty soon,
the entire bayou is permanently changed. I hope the
county tries to keep it the way it is," he said.
"I would like to see both sides of Perico Bayou
protected," said Webb, who believes his fellow Island
boat captains and fishermen throughout the area feel
the same way.
Webb also praised Robinson, who was a classmate
of his at Manatee High School, for his efforts.
"I don't think you can say enough about what
they're trying to do with the county. This is one of the
last undeveloped areas along the Gulf coast. At least
someone is thinking of saving it."


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THE ISLANDER M JULY 10, 2002 M PAGE 3


Holmes Beach study on manager dead-ends


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Nothing is broke, nothing needs fixing, but
nothing's guaranteed to stay the same.
The city of Holmes Beach retained the services of
Cody & Associates Inc. to conduct a feasibility study
on the merits of a city manager organizational structure
as opposed to the current strong mayor form of gover-
nance.
When it came down to it, the company recom-
mended little change, although much hoopla sur-
rounded the decision to hire consultants to make an
unbiased report.
Cody & Associates was charged by the city com-
mission with determining the most efficient and eco-
nomical form of management both for the short and
long term, and determining the form of governance
which will provide the most effective services to the
city's taxpayers.
In order to determine the feasibility of a city man-
ager, Cody & Associates:
Reviewed the current charter, budget, city orga-
nizational structure and duties and responsibilities of
key management employees.



City takes up Villa

Rosa today, Thursday
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria city commissioners again take up the
fate of the Villa Rosa subdivision at 4 p.m. today
(Wednesday, July 10) at city hall when they will hold
.a special meeting with top officials of the Manatee
County Utilities Department to discuss water
concurrency for the controversial project.
The meeting is for informational purposes only,
said Mayor SueLynn, but the public is invited to attend.
Commissioners had voted to extend their July 2
meeting to July 11 while they obtained information on
what effect the proposed 15-unit single-family home
subdivision would have on existing water pressure,
particularly in the event of a fire in the area.
City Attorney Jim Dye had said that by continuing
the meeting to July 11, the city commission was not
tabling the issue. Dye had indicated the city was within
its rights to continue the meeting while it obtained fur-
ther information that might affect the entire city.
The developers, Steve Noriega and Robert Byrnes,
along with their attorney, Steve Thompson, indicated
on July 2 they had met all city requirements for ap-
proval, including a preliminary plat approval from the
planning and zoning board.
Armed with information from county water offi-
cials, commissioners will continue their July 2 meeting
at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 11, in hopes of reaching a
suitable decision on Villa Rosa.

Benjamin calls it quits
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
"He has done a wonderful job with us so far this
year," Vice Mayor Mollie Sandberg said. r
"I'm very disappointed to see you go," added
Commissioner Dawn Baker.
"I'm sad," said former Mayor Gail Cole to Ross.
"I regret this. I went through the same thing you went
through and understand how personal and nasty it can
be. It does get into your personal life. I regret it, and
wish you would stay."
"Is there anything that could be done to make it
acceptable for you to continue?" asked resident Anna
O'Brien. "What do you think the city could do to make
it more acceptable?"
"I don't know," Benjamin replied, adding that his
intent to move to the Island "wasn't to be abused and
attacked, and not for my wife to be attacked."
Benjamin was an advocate of the ongoing building
moratorium on major development projects in the city.
"I've said for months that we need to review our
land development codes," Benjamin said last April
before the city commission narrowly approved en-
acting the building ban on some new construction,
"and we've done nothing. We keep giving out ex-
emptions to building rules when we need to have


Researched literature and various current research
reports on the subject.
Conducted numerous discussions with officials
and executives in cities and towns similar in size to
Holmes Beach.
Reviewed the Holmes Beach Charter Review
Committee's report to the commission.
Reviewed pertinent city commission meeting
minutes and citizen input on the subject.
Calculated the tangible costs of changing the
form of government to a manager-commission form.
According to the finished feasibility report, in cit-
ies the size of Holmes Beach, the trend is toward the
city manager form of government.
The report states that the overall impact of switch-
ing forms of government would primarily center
around the costs associated with the creation of addi-
tional positions.
Starting salary for a city manager would be from
$60,000 to $75,000 for someone with at least three
years of experience.
According to the report, the estimated benefit cost
would be between $15,000 to $19,500 based upon an
estimate cost of 30 percent of gross salary.


Clowning around in Anna Maria
Sgt. Ed Norris of the Manatee County Sheriff's
Office attended his last city commission meeting in
Anna Maria June 27. He has been reassigned
following two years of duty in the city. Because he is
an off-duty clown for children's events and the
MCSO, Mayor SueLynn presented Norris with ani
appropriate bouquet and a letter of appreciation
from the city. "He will be missed, said the mayor.
Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

building done within the rules and regulations that
exist. I'm voting for the moratorium."
Benjamin also pushed for and has been very in-
volved in the visioning process the city has commenced
to guide the community's growth and development
through the year 2030.
Residents of Ward 3 interested in filling the posi-
tion should contact city hall. Ward 3 begins at the
centerline of Seventh Street North and extends south to
First Street, with a jog south along Church Street to
Bridge Street and includes the Pines Trailer Park.


Other costs may include furnishing a city car, pay-
ment of professional organization fees, costs of autho-
rized trips, seminars, meetings and a clerical support
person.
In its research, Cody & Associates claims to have
found that cities switch from one form of government
to the other, and sometimes back again, for several rea-
sons, including budgetary problems, constant political
squabbling, poor long-term planning and inadequate
mayoral leadership.
Cody & Associates also reported that much has
been made of the city manager's appointment being
crucial to obtaining grant money.
"This is not the case and should not be the primary
factor in deciding for a governance change," the report
states. "Each key manager of the city has the respon-
sibility to search and obtain available grants. Many
cities have contracted with outside grant consultants to
obtain grants or have hired grant writers. Obtaining
grants is not a usual function or duty of the city man-
ager."
Cody & Associates found that at the present time
the City of Holmes Beach is not facing any financial
problems, is well managed, has professional managers
delivering the essential services to the taxpayers at a
reasonable cost and has proper direction from its
elected officials.
"At this time nothing is broken which needs major
repairs," the report states.
Considering all the factors and research, Cody &
Associates recommends maintaining the present strong
mayor form of government and delegating additional
duties to a key staff member which would provide the
mayor with additional direct support.



Meetings

Anna Maria City
July 11, 6 p.m., city commission continuation of July
2 meeting re: Villa Rosa development.
July 11,7 p.m., city commission work session. Agenda:
"lessons learned" from first six months of commission
meetings plus review of public comment ground rules,
Anna Maria Island Community Center proposal, Roser
Cottage proposal, disaster manual discussion, cell
tower update, property on the beach ordinance discus-
sion and interior lot line ordinance.
July 16, 7 p.m., city commission work session on bud-
get.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
July 11, 7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda:
public comment, approval of "shade meeting" on liti-
gation regarding Bradenton Beach Inc. and Beach De-
velopment Inc. vs. Bradenton Beach for 2 p.m. July 18,
trolley stop design discussion, Cortez Road-Gulf Drive
intersection entryway sign discussion, fence proposal
for Herb Dolan South Park discussion, fence proposal
for city pier, salary review for acting public works di-
rector, consent agenda and commission reports.
July 16, 1 p.m. scenic highway committee meeting.
July 18, 1 p.m., city commission meeting.
July 18, 2 p.m., city commission "shade" meeting on
pending litigation.
Bradenti 'each City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
July 10, 7 p.m., city parks and beautification commit-
tee meeting.
July 11, 9 a.m., board of adjustment meeting.
July 11, 1 p.m., city planning commission meeting.
July 18, 10 a.m., code enforcement board meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Of Interest
July 10, 10 a.m., Island Emergency Operations Com-
mittee meeting, fire station #1, 6001 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
July 15, 3 p.m., Island Transportation Planning Orga-
nization meeting, Bradenton Beach City Hall.
July 17, 3 p.m., Barrier Island Elected Officials meet-
ing, Anna Maria City Hall.






PAGE 4 M JULY 10, 2002 M THE ISLANDER


Community Center presents case for expansion


The Anna Maria Island Community Center cel-
ebrated its 25th anniversary July 2, and on Thursday,
July 11, will appeal to the Anna Maria City Commis-
sion for help in expanding its campus.
Through James Dunne, longtime supporter and of-
ficial, the Center has compiled the following presenta-
tion to persuade commissioners to help it expand its fa-
cilities:

For nearly 90 years land along Magnolia Avenue
in the City of Anna Maria has been devoted to the edu-
cation and needs of the entire population of Anna
Maria Island.
This legacy of one of the Island's settlers to the in-
habitants to come was celebrated July 2 when the Anna
Maria Island Community Center Inc., the successor or-
ganization to its numerous predecessors, celebrated its
25th year of service to the community.
Homesteader William Berg settled near the present
Anna Maria City Pier around 1894, and in 1913 the
Magnolia Avenue property was donated to the Mana-
tee County School Board for the construction of a one-
room school that housed 40 students during the Florida
Land Boom in 1925.
When the school board built a multi-room elemen-
tary school in February 1950 at its present location on
the Island, the Magnolia Avenue school was aban-
doned to the elements, spiders and raccoons.
The late Fred Hutchinson and his wife Patsy as
well as Bennie Scanio identified the growing need for
recreational space for the Island's youth, and in 1953
they appeared before the Anna Maria City Commission
to seek its assistance in obtaining the abandoned school
and the surrounding property for a playground.
The commission agreed and sought the coopera-
tion of the Manatee County School Board, which was
granted. The city closed a dump adjacent to the land
and moved it elsewhere so the recreation space could
be expanded. And a neighboring resident swapped an-
other nearby lot for one elsewhere on the Island so that
the entire block, site of the current Anna Maria Island
Community Center and its recreation areas, could be
complete.


The old school house was replaced in 1959 with a
structure that contained materials from a mainland
hotel being demolished and from the Ringling Broth-
ers Barnum & Bailey Circus winter quarters. The struc-
ture lasted until 1983 when the current building was
completed. It was expected to last 60 years.
The Anna Maria Youth Center as an entity was cre-
ated in 1960 to use the facilities, and the current Anna
Maria Island Community Center succeeded it in 1977.
The City of Anna Maria entered into a lease-buy
agreement with the Manatee School Board in 1975 to
obtain title to the land. The purchase price was $8,400 over
a five-year period and on June 4, 1980, the land passed to
the city for a fee of $10. The city, in turn, has leased the
land for $1 per year to the Anna Maria Island Community
Center under a 99-year lease that has 67 years to run.
At the time the current facilities were built, there were
5,000 residents on the Island and there was adequate space
for Center users who ranged in age from 5 to 90. Since
then the population has expanded to 8,213, according to
the 2000 census, with a youth (0-17) population of 1,098.
Although some improvements have been made in the
structure, its two rooms and gym are unable to meet cur-
rent needs of the Island; it is deteriorating and is in need
of expansion and renovation.
Newer regulations by the state forbid the mingling
of youths 5-13 and 13-18. Consequently the Center
each day may accommodate younger children after
school and the others in the evening, with no activities
for the older children between 3:30 and 6 p.m.
The facility now is used by residents of all ages.
Some 42 percent of Island youth 5-13 attend the Time
for Learning program after school, and 28 percent of all
Island youth from households below poverty level par-
ticipate in some Center program.
Some 4,000 adults use the facility annually, too,
but no adult programs can be offered in the evening
because the Center is given over to the older youths
then.
In short, the Island needs a community center
which meets not only current needs but those which
will occur in the future.
A visit to the Center would reveal inadequate


restrooms, inadequate parking, absence of a safe drop-
off area for children and handicapped, and absence of
a fire sprinkler system.
The solution is a 21st century facility that can meet
today's needs and those anticipated. The Center has de-
veloped such a plan based on extensive input from Is-
land groups and individuals. It will cost some $3.5
million, and the Center's board of directors believes it
is capable of being accomplished.
A major impediment looms in the quest for dona-
tions to the capital fund, particularly from foundations
and other large donors. This has to do with the owner-
ship of the land.
This obstacle could be overcome in one of three
ways: A vesting fee simple ownership in the nonprofit
Anna Maria Island Community Center Inc.; authoriz-
ing a new 99-year lease under the same conditions as
the existing lease; or adding another 33 years to the
current lease.
As Allen Bobb, Center board member and legal coun-
sel, stated in his earlier presentation to Anna Maria com-
missioners, execution of any of the three suggestions "is
a good thing for the city and the right thing for the Cen-
ter.
"It is a good thing for the city because the city now
has all the detriments of ownership without any of the ben-
efits. The city is a landlord that collects no rents. It is po-
tentially liable for accidents and injuries on the Center's
grounds, with no income to offset the liability.
"The city does not participate in the operation,
maintenance or management of the Center and has no
budget for such a substantial renovation. For many
years to come the city will remain a passive landlord
with no control or desire to control Center activities."
So in the coming 90th year of its utilization as a lo-
cation for education and recreation of the Island's resi-
dents, and in the 25th year of its service to the community,
the Center stands at a crossroads. It either must make the.
necessary physical changes to meet the ever-expanding
needs of the Island's residents, or function in only a par-
tial manner in antiquated, deteriorating facilities.
A decision as to what happens resides solely with
the Anna Maria city commissioners.


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THE ISLANDER U JULY 10, 2002 U PAGE 5

Commissioners give thumbs up on charter review progress


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria city commissioners attended a workshop
session of the charter review commission July 2 for a
briefing and discussion on the committee's work to date,
and gave general approval to the direction the commission
is headed.
That doesn't mean, however, that anything has been
decided by the review commission, emphasized chairman
Tom Aposporos.
In fact, said Aposporos, the committee would like to
hear what the public thinks about its proposed recommen-
dations. "We are still taking public input at our meetings.
We like to know what people think. The input helps and
it is important," he said.
But the consensus among commissioners was the re-
view commission seems to be on the right path in its two-
fold direction: clarifying sections and language of the
current charter while strengthening the division between
the legislative (commission) and executive (mayor) with
additional provisions.

Possible recommendations
Among the potential recommendations commission-
ers regarded favorable were a two-year residency require-
ment to qualify to run for a city commission seat or the
mayor's office, changing the date of the general election
from February to November, removing the mayor from
the city commission and replacing that spot with a regu-
lar commission seat, and a five-year review of the char-
ter instead of the current 10-year wait between reviews.
The mayor would be the chief executive officer of the

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city and be clearly responsible for hiring and firing low-
level staff and the day-to-day operations of the city. De-
partment heads would be hired subject to approval of the
commission.
Commissioners would elect their own chairman and
be responsible for setting commission agendas. They
would also prepare the annual budget.
The mayor would attend city commission meetings,
but would not have a vote.
The review commission believes the current charter
is weak on the separation of powers, with a number of
"overlapping" areas, said Aposporos.
Removing the mayor from the commission would
allow that person to communicate "more freely" with
other commissioners and "that's a tremendous differ-
ence," he said.
In addition, the office of the mayor is growing. The
responsibilities and duties are moving beyond that of a
part-time position, said Aposporos.

Chief administrative officer
"We are becoming a small city with big-city prob-
lems," said Aposporos, and the review commission is
considering creating the position of chief administrative
officer in the charter, directly under the mayor, to help deal
with the growing complexity of issues in the city, if that
becomes necessary.
Considering is the key word, said Aposporos.
The review commission is not proposing the city
employ a chief administrative officer, but with the posi-
tion created in the charter, if the city concludes at some
point in the future that the work of the mayor can't be done


by a part-time person, "then this position can be filled by
the city as defined by the charter," said Aposporos.
The chief administrative officer would be hired by the
mayor, subject to commission approval, and work under
the supervision of that office, he explained.
The position is not that of a city manager, Aposporos
stressed, it's just "an aid in case it's needed."
"We are not proposing this for now, just creating an
opportunity to provision for it" if it's ever needed in the
future, he said.
Commissioner John Michaels wondered why such a
provision would have to be in the charter, since the mayor
would still have to come before the commission for ap-
proval and budgeting.
Aposporos said the review committee is just raising
the issue, but in terms of strengthening the mayor, why not
put it in the charter now and avoid future debate?
"I don't think you will eliminate debate on this," re-
plied Michaels.

Strong mayor
Michaels does, however, approve of a strong mayor
form of government, as did Commissioners Linda
Cramer, Chuck Webb and John Quam.
"There's better balance" in the city government by
removing the mayor from the commission, said Cramer.
The mayor's office is under a lot of pressure these days
and that will only increase in the future.
Mayor SueLynn agreed that a lot of time is now re-
quired to prepare for commission meetings and set agen-
das. This takes away from the regular administration of
city business.
Anna Maria resident Dale Woodland, however, was
concerned that having a chief administrative officer would
eliminate some accountability from the mayor. "Right
now, at least we know who to blame," he said.
He also thought Anna Maria's past commission prob-
lems had more to do with personalities than issues. "I think
we've just been unlucky." He did agree that with the right
people, the city seems to run a lot more smoothly.
The committee is expected to have its draft recom-
mendations finalized by Aug. 30. A final document is due
to the city commission Sept. 30. According to Aposporos,
the commission could send the recommendations to the
public for a final decision.
The review commission's next meeting is 7 p.m. July
10 at which time it will discuss recommendations from
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opinion


Tell it like it is
regarding Island issues
A recent anonymous letter writer commented, "It
has always been known The Islander would tell it like
it is, no matter what, in an honest and dependable way,
regardless of personal feelings or ties."
The writer goes on to ask why we haven't reported
the "full story or put to rest untrue accounts" that are
going around the Island about Duffy's Tavern.
The writer says "nobody believes they simply lost
their lease."
As in the past, we reported what we determined to
. be the "full story." The lease, which had degenerated
to a month-to-month agreement, was not renewed. The
property owners and their family wish to operate their
own business at the location at the will of their de-
ceased father and grandfather. The Geyers "hoped" the
agreement to operate their business would continue, but
Pat admits she feared the worst, that it would be soon
end.
It did and that's the full story as we know it.
Tough decision: We're sorry to note the resigna-
tion of Bradenton Beach Commissioner Ross Ben-
jamin. Politics can be tough, as we've found in 10 years
publishing government issues on Anna Maria Island.
However, we've always encouraged politicians to
stick with it, even through rough weather. After all, the
constituents who voted them into office deserve to have
their votes count and their voices heard.
It's a shame he must end his term without so much
as a footprint, and without apparent cause.
Tough law: The ordinances protecting endangered
turtles that nest on our beaches are the same as last year
and again the lighting ban went into effect on May 1.
Still, (and it is July!) there are lights distracting turtles
from nesting and potentially distracting the emerging
hatchlings from making it to the Gulf.
And do we hear complaints? Frequently, from
businesses and condos whose names we publish for
being out of compliance. It's a shame they don't act as
quickly to correct their problems.
Finally, let us settle the mayor-versus-manager
argument by telling it like it is: If there's enough con-
sideration for change, and apparently there is, put it on
the ballot for the people to decide. A campaign by pro-
ponents and opponents of.the proposed change will
serve to educate the voters.
After all, a charter change is the people's choice.


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More research needed
on Avenue C issue
I have a concern about the article in the July 3
paper ("Civic Association takes up Avenue C dis-
pute"). I live on Avenue C, I am Bill Carlbert Sr.'s
daughter-in-law and Billy Carlbert Jr.'s wife and I
have two children.
I believe everyone has a right to voice an opin-
ion but sometimes it goes too far. Sue Normand has
not thought of the personal damage she has done to
our family.
I don't let my 4-year-old play outside much be-
cause I'm afraid someone might take pictures of her
and write something stupid like we let her run
around by herself, which we would never do....
Sue Normand needs to think about everyone she
is affecting, not just herself, and if she wants to say
the neighborhood residents complain about the busi-
ness (on Avenue C) she should ask everyone in the
neighborhood, not just her group of friends.
Nicole Carlbert, Holmes Beach
Use the city attorney
in Anna Maria
The City of Anna Maria commission meeting of
Thursday, June 27, 2002, again brought forth what
I interpret to be the lack of utilization of the city at-
torney.
The honorable Commissioner Chuck Webb had
spent a great deal of his time in calling various
Manatee County Water Department personnel con-
cerning the lack of actual statistics that would con-
form to the city's code concerning water require-
ments as related to the proposed Villa Rosa subdivi-
sion, which was before the commission for approval.
There was then an inordinate amount of back-
and-forth discussion between the Villa Rosa repre-
sentatives and the commission on this point. Finally,
, MF.'Dye, thie bfty dtfortey, was'asgked for a d'cisitbrn


and he recommended a continuance on this matter
until it could be resolved by hard statistical facts.
Mr. Dye is the city attorney. Please, commis-
sioners, make your concerns known and then if no
agreement can be reached in a timely fashion, ask for
a legal opinion from your city attorney. Four-and-a-
half-hour commission meetings need not occur.
Charlie Daniel, Anna Maria

Don't trust them: follow the
guidelines of Cortez
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
traffic 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 protect their environment and hold back the forces
of damaging change.
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Island Biz


Seafood Shack shifts back
Hamlin Jones, the founder and original owner of
the Seafood Shack at 4110 127th St. W. in Cortez, has
returned as president of the popular restaurant located
at the east end of the Cortez Bridge.
In other personnel moves at the Seafood Shack,
David Ambrose of Holmes Beach has been promoted,
from office manager to general manager of the estab-
lishment while wife Nancy remains as the sales and
marketing director for both the Shack and the Show-
boat dinner/cruise paddlewheel boat.
The previous president and manager are no longer
with the restaurant, a Seafood Shack spokesperson
said.

Electronic repairs,
not retirement
Gary and Sandi Budnick of Anna Maria Appli-
ance and TV Service thought they were retiring to the
quiet life in Holmes Beach two years ago when they
came here from Connecticut.
Things changed quickly, .
however, when friends and
neighbors learned Gary had
learned electronics in the --
Navy, taught electronics and /' -
repairs in technical school up
north and had an appliance
repair business before enter-
ing the teaching profession.
They soon began asking
Gary if he could take a look G__________n
at a small appliance or elec-
tronic device and fix it as a favor. He could and did, and
word spread that he was the "fix-it" man.
That soon led to the idea that maybe the Island
needed a small, home-appliance repair business. The
couple obtained a license from Holmes Beach and
opened up their mobile repair facility.
At first, they figured it would just be for a few hours
a week, but word went around quickly that Gary had the


magic touch for appliance repair.
"And we thought we were retiring to the quiet life
on the Island," said Sandi with a laugh.
Now, Gary is kept busy five days a week on the
road while Sandi serves as his dispatcher and office
manager.
Major appliances such as washers and dryers aren't
a problem, said Gary, and he even fixes those pesky
garage door openers that always seem to fail when
you've got a sack full of groceries to carry inside. He's
also pretty good on marine repair jobs, he said.
For more information on Anna Maria Appliance
and TV Repair, call 941-1779.


Thai Lotus is blooming
Philip and Joy Conley of the Thai Lotus restaurant
in the College Park shopping center on Cortez Road.
.Islander Photo: Shona Otto

Thai Lotus flowers in Bradenton
The Thai Lotus restaurant in the College Plaza


shopping center at 3633 Cortez Road is literally
blooming as the area's best restaurant for Thai food.
But success didn't come overnight for owners Joy
and Philip Conley. It's taken a lot of hard work to get
the word out that this Thai flower is in full bloom.
Joy originally worked for the government in her
native Thailand before moving to the Manatee area
seven years ago. Her mother was in the restaurant busi-
ness in Thailand and Joy went to work in a Chinese
restaurant here, doing everything from washing dishes
to waiting tables.
"After awhile, I thought that if I'm working this
hard, why not work hard in my own place."
So she and husband Philip put that dream on paper
and built the Thai Lotus restaurant that opened in De-
cember 1999.
It took a few years to get the word out, but the res-
taurant is doing well with a number of regulars, particu-
larly during the winter season.
"We have people who come back every year and
dine with us. They always say how much they miss our
cooking when they're up north," said Joy.
And Joy does some of the cooking, although she
has a head chef who specializes in Thai food. All items
are cooked to order and take-out is available.
Thai Lotus is open Monday through Friday from
11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for lunch and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Monday through Thursday for dinner. Friday and Sat-
urday, dinner is served until 9:30 p.m. For further in-
formation on Thai Lotus, call 756-5559.

Haley's bingo winner
John Ingrassia is the first winner of the Haley's
Motel bingo contest, said owner Sabine Musil-Buehler.
His prize is a one-night stay at the motel at 8102
Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach.
"Everyone had such fun with the contest that we've
started a second round," said Sabine. The numbers are
announced weekly in Haley's advertisements appear-
ing in The Islander.
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Island turtle news really good, really bad


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Two Anna Maria Island cities have gone way, way
ahead, taking extra effort to succeed in their sea turtle
preservation programs. But a loggerhead nest was van-
dalized over the holiday.
That's the good and bad of a turtle's world on the
Island, said Suzi Fox, president of Anna Maria Island
Turtle Watch and the marine turtle preservation permit
holder the Island. She's elated and she's fuming -
enough of the latter to post a reward for information on
the poacher.
Anna Maria has ordered 25 new street light fixtures
to replace those lights which turtles may see from the
beach. That is a great step to preservation, Fox said.
An even bigger step was taken by the Anna Maria
City Commission, which voted unanimous approval of
the first reading of an ordinance toughening the city's
protection of turtles. It is expected to be up for final
approval July 25.
The proposed ordinance follows closely the law
under which Bradenton Beach has developed its strong
program to give the endangered turtles a better chance
to survive, Fox said.
"Anna Maria has done more for turtles in the last
month than it did in all the time before," she said.
Last month, Bradenton Beach approved the retro-
fit of 55 streetlights to make them more turtle friendly
in that city.
Holmes Beach remains the only Island city that
hasn't taken aggressive steps to protect turtles, Fox
added. Slowed, first by a heavy workload, and now by
the absence of its code enforcement officer for medi-
cal leave, there appears to no one to take his place in
the interim or to follow up on reported light violations.
Fourth of July celebrations littered the beach with
the kind of debris that discourages turtles from making
nests when they come up onto the beach. And also
causes loss of marine life when it is mistaken for food
in the water and consumed.
But it wasn't the Beach House fireworks extrava-
ganza the evening of July 3 that did the damage, Fox


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said. Sponsors kept that celebration harmless to turtles
and cleaned the beach. But the next night, Indepen-
dence Day itself, saw ad hoc celebrations all up and
down the shore and the sun rose the next day on a badly
littered beach.
The poacher who destroyed a nest at 17th Street in
Bradenton Beach was the worst part of a bad time for
turtles there.
The vandalism was the last straw, as far as Fox was
concerned. She posted a $500 reward and anonymity
to anyone who comes forward with solid indications of
who the vandal may be. She promises prosecution of
the vandal. And fines can be hefty if the violation is.
prosecuted.
She noted that to the south, Collier County had a
"false crawl" caused by a chair left on the beach over-


night, and the chair's owner was fined $500. A false
crawl is the track left by a turtle that comes ashore to
nest but goes back into the Gulf without completing her
mission.
Nests are always valuable, she said, but especially
so this year because it appears that no more than 100
nests will be made on the Island. That's about half the
total in an average year.
Thus far in the 2002 season the Island hosts 78
nests, along with 70 false crawls. Eggs hatch 55 days
or more after being laid, and the first hatch this year
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Bradenton Beach is far into a program to preserve
the endangered sea turtles that nest on Anna Maria Is-
land beaches.
Bob Welch, city building official and a prime mover
for the turtle program, explained his city's actions thus:
"The city is in its first year of an enhanced turtle
protection program. This office is working diligently
with business owners, property owners and managers,
and Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch to bring proper-
ties into compliance with the turtle protection lighting
regulations of the city.
"It is the policy of this office to notify the property
owner or manager and work to bring the property into
year-long compliance. This office is working with state
agencies such as the Bureau of Protected Species and
the Bureau of Hotels and Restaurants to develop com-
pliance methods that suit our community.
"Offending lights are encouraged to be extin-
guished or changed out, but public safety cannot be


allowed to be compromised. There are, for example,
minimum light requirements for stairwells, walkways
and parking lots.
"Properties have for the most part complied with
the city's turtle protection ordinance. Three businesses
named in the list of lighting violators have shielded or
extinguished lights or installed more compliant lights.
The multi-family complexes named have been con-
tacted, but due to their being remotely managed they
are more difficult to quickly bring into compliance.
"Recently the code enforcement officer, Dawn
Betts, and I were on the beach from 9 p.m. until 2 a.m.
The beach is very dark after 11 p.m. as all business
lights have been extinguished. Before 11 most busi-
nesses are now lit with yellow lights, more in conform-
ance with guidelines published by the state.
"Although we have some small problem areas left
to deal with, I am very pleased with the level of com-
pliance the city has achieved this year."


Ways to cut beach lights are listed


With the 2002 sea turtle hatch about to begin in
earnest, Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch has out-
lined practical ways to reduce light visible from the
beach.
Marine turtle hatchlings dig up out of their nests
on the beach in the cool of night and instinctively
head for the sparkle of the Gulf's water and com-
parative safety. Upland lights often mislead them to
their death. They become dehydrated, trapped in sea
oats, or wind up crushed under car tires.
If you have beachfront property, Turtle Watch
director Suzi Fox recommends you go to the water's
edge after dark and look back at your residence or
business to determine which lights may distract.
turtles then take action to correct the problems.
These are recommended ways beachfront prop-
erty owners can modify lights to prevent them from
being seen from the beach:
Turn off unnecessary lights. Do not use deco-
rative lighting and remove, disable or turn off fix-
tures that cannot be modified any other way.


For lights that can be repositioned, face them
away from the beach.
Shield the light source. Materials such as alu-
minum flashing can be used as a shield to keep light
off the beach; it is important that they are shielded
from all areas on the beach. Black oven paint
sprayed on the bulb may be used as a temporary so-
lution.
Light sockets with an exposed light source
should be replaced with recessed fixtures and/or the
source should be shielded.
Replace fixtures that scatter light in all direc-
tions with directional fixtures that point down and
away from the beach.
Replace lights on poles with low-profile, low-
level (ground level) lamps not visible from the beach.
Replace incandescent, fluorescent and high-inten-
sity lighting with the lowest wattage low-pressure so-
dium vapor lights or replace white incandescent bulbs
with yellow "bug" light bulbs of 50 watts or less.
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First turtle


hatchlings


leave nest
The first of thousands of baby sea turtles
have come out of the sand and scrambled into
Gulf of Mexico from Anna Maria Island.
Seventy or 80 tiny loggerheads dug their
way up from their nest at the south end of Co-
quina Beach Sunday night, cheered on by a large
crowd of Turtle Watch volunteers and pass-
ersby.
The hatchlings were eight days late, ex-
pected to break out of their nest June 29 or 55
days after the eggs were laid in the first nest of
the year.
The nest was moved from the path of the re-
cently completed beach renourishment project,
so Turtle Watch director Suzi Fox knew how
many eggs were there 109. That leaves a baby
deficit of at least 30, so volunteers dug around
and found some unhatched eggs and a few strag-
gler hatchlings. Fox heads the Island Turtle
Watch.
Tom Van Ness, longtime volunteer, moved
the nest originally and considered himself a sur-
rogate turtle father. He kept watch every night to
make sure the youngsters made it OK.
But Turtle Watch beach patrol volunteer
Sharon Harris spotted the birth commotion
while.Van Ness, exhausted by more than a week
of vigil, was catching up on his sleep.


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stairwells where safety is a concern.
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Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew" will open
Thursday evening, July 11, at the Players Theatre,
10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
It will play at 8 p.m. daily from July 11 to 14,
and the following week from July 17 to 20. Tickets
at $10 may be purchased at the theater's box office
between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. through the run of the
play or by mail at P.O. Box 2059, Anna Maria FL
34216. The box office phone is 778-5755.
The shrew is a less-than-ideal woman whose fa-
ther has decreed his younger and more attractive
daughter can not marry until the shrew is safely
married off, so the local lads do their best to get
someone, anyone, to marry her.
Director is Kelly Woodland, and heading the
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"Shrew" is separate from the Island Players'
regular performance schedule, Woodland said.


Obituaries


John D. 'Skip' Pettigrew loses cancer battle


By John van Zandt
Special to The Islander
John D. "Skip" Pettigrew, 58, of Holmes Beach,
sportsman, attorney at law, longtime Anna Maria Is-
land resident, and fourth generation Manatee County
native, died at home Monday, July 8, following a
lengthy battle with cancer. Wife Joan and sons Brett
and Derek were in attendance.
As a sportsman, Skip was unsurpassed. "He was a
master outdoorsman," said friend Mike Edwards of
Bradenton. "He was a terrific fisherman, a superb
hunter and a master chef in the woods."
In his home waters, which included not just Tampa
Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, but Boca Grande, the
Florida Keys and the Bahamas, Skip handled water-
craft expertly, from his old 14-foot "grandfather" skiff
to the 26-foot "Baby Grand" he co-owned with Alan
Smith of Holmes Beach.
"What a great friend," said Smith. "We shared that
boat for 12 years, and we had a lot of great times catch-
ing tarpon and just being on the water."
Neighbors recall often seeing Skip dressed for the
office early in the morning, making "one last cast"
from his seawall for the wily old canal-dwelling snook
that may have been the only fish that ever eluded him.
Pettigrew was a generous contributor to many or-
ganizations throughout his life. Most recently, he was
a member of the Manatee County Historical Society,
the Manatee County Library Board and the of the Anna
Maria Island Community Orchestra and Chorus Board
of Directors.
Pettigrew received his LLD from the Cumberland
School of Law at Samford University, having gradu-
1 ated from the University of Florida in 1967. He was a
1962 graduate of Palmetto High School. His law prac-
tice was at 2620 Manatee Ave. W. in Bradenton, al-
though for many years he maintained an office on Anna
Maria Island for his many clients here.
He was a member of both the Manatee County and


Ray A. Chesnut
Ray A. Chesnut, 79, of Holmes Beach, died July 9.
A native of East Lynn, Ill., Mr. Chesnut moved to
Holmes Beach in 1982. He was co-owner of Miami
Wilbert Burial Vault in Hialeah. He served in the U.S.
Marine Corps from 1942-46 and was wounded in the
battle of Eniwetok in the Marshall Islands. He owned and
operated Pla Mor Lanes in Hoopeston, Ill. He also worked
at the Palma Sola Golf Club pro shop. He was a member
of Star Masonic Lodge No. 709 in Hoopeston; the Scot-
tish Rite Temple of Danville, Ill.; the American Legion;
and the American Bowling Congress. He was the first
person ever inducted into the Hoopeston Bowling
Association's Hall of Fame.
Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, July
11, at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, 6000 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
He is survived by wife Beulah "Bonnie;" brother
Robert of Hoopeston; sister Roberta Woods of


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Florida Bar Associations, and practiced law for 31
years.
Born to Howard Belding Pettigrew and Inez Mead
Pettigrew on April 7, 1944, he lived in Palm View on
Terra Ceia Bay during his early years. Skip was mar-
ried to Joan Gunther on June 29, 1968. He is survived
by his wife and two sons, Brett, of Arlington, Va., and
Derek, of Holmes Beach.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 13, at
St. Bernard Catholic Church, Holmes Beach.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to
Hospice of Southwest Florida, 3355 26th St. W.,
Bradenton FL 34205.
"Skip was probably the most patient person I've
ever known," said Harry Anderson, lifelong friend.
"This world is a sad place since his passing."

Writer John van Zandt and wife Christine Shaw of
Holmes Beach are close friends of the Pettigrew fam-
ily.

Hoopston; daughter Carla Lee Artis of Terra Haute,
Ind.; one granddaughter; and one great-granddaughter.

The Rev. Ray Pringle Sr.
The Rev. Ray Pringle Sr., 80, of Jacksonville and
formerly Cortez, died July 4.
Born in Cortez, he lived in Jacksonville for the past
29 years. He was the pastor of Calvary Chapel Church
of God and a national radio evangelist since 1974. For
the past 51 years he and his wife served as evangelists
and pastors in churches in Arkansas, Tennessee and
Florida, and traveled the world as missionaries.
Visitation was Tuesday and services will be at 11
a.m. July 10 at Calvary Chapel Church of God, 11351
Old Kings Road, Jacksonville.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years Naomi; sons
Ray Jr., Bill and Chris; daughters Amber Rodrigues and
Noelle Burrow; sister Evelyn Zahler; 10 grandchildren;
and four great-grandchildren.


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The Islander newspaper has won 10 awards in
the Florida Press Association's annual better news-
paper contest for 2001, including seven for adver-
tising excellence and three for editorial content.
In the editorial division, The Islander won sec-
ond place in its circulation category under newspa-
per promotion for the story of "54 years of Anna
Maria Island news."
The story written by The Islander news editor
Paul Roat "Winds lift roof off Bradenton Beach
resort" won third place in the investigative report-
ing division, while publisher Bonner Joy gained
honorable mention for The Islander for its editorial
page submission.
Under advertising, The Islander won an excel-
lence award in the food, drugs and liquor category
for "Everything Under the Sun," by Rebecca
Barnett.
Other excellence in advertising awards won by
The Islander were "Pumpkin Patch, Faith United
Methodist Church," by Barnett and "Back to
School" by The Islander staff.
For entertainment and dining, "Rotten Ralph's
"Attention Fish" by Barnett won an excellence
award as did "Ooh La La" by Bonner Joy. "Ooh La
La" also won in the most effective use of small
space category.
In the hardware, appliance stores and lawn and
garden category, "Happy B-Day, USA!, La Pensee
Plumbing," by Barnett gained the newspaper's sev-
enth excellence award in advertising.


Developer offers trolley stop

to Bradenton Beach
Developer Lynn Hazlett of the Bradenton Beach Club
has offered to fund the $6,000 construction cost of a trol-
ley shelter at the comer of 17th Street and Gulf Drive in
Bradenton Beach, the city's Scenic Highway Corridor
Management Entity learned July 2.
While the shelter would be in front of the Bradenton
Beach Club which Hazlett is currently developing, it
would also give the city a model for future trolley stops,
said CME chairman Harry Brown.
"If it works out, it's a prototype" for future shelters,
said Brown. "It's a very nice gesture on his part and we
thank him."
The shelter must conform to the Americans with Dis-
abilities Act and some requirements from Manatee County
Area Transit, and not interfere with the planned 5-foot-
wide bicycle path planned for Gulf Drive, said Brown.
But the design drawing provided by Eatman and
Smith Architecture looked "very impressive," he said.
While an upscale trolley stop will add to the ambiance
of the Bradenton Beach Club, replacing a bench with ad-
vertising, it will also help the city plan for future stops, said
Brown.
The CME unanimously approved a recommendation
to the city commission that it approve the shelter.
In other CME actions, board members recommended
approval of the design of the "Welcome to Bradenton
Beach" sign at the end of Cortez Road as motorists exit
the bridge onto State Road 789.
The sign, also designed by Eatman and Smith, will
cost about $3,400, said Brown.

'Note burning' ceremony Sunday
at Island Baptist Church
A "note burning ceremony" in celebration of retiring
the church's debt will be held at the Island Baptist Church
immediately following Sunday services July 14.
"We're out of debt,"exulted a church spokesperson.
"We've paid off the new building."
The informal event will be held outside after the 11
a.m. service, with Pastor Jack Carroll in charge. He is fill-
ing in for the Rev. Ed Northrup, who has been called to
active duty with the Army.
After the note burning, a luncheon will be served in
the fellowship hall, "the building we paid off."
All are invited to attend the festivities at the church,
8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria City. Further details may be
obtained by calling 778-0719.


Thousands hang


on Cortez


proposal
By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Cortez stands to gain thousands of dollars if a pro-
posed transaction with Swiftmud goes through. At this
point it hinges on a workable land appraisal.
Under the proposal, the Southwest Florida Water
Management District would buy development rights to the
FISH Preserve at the east end of the historic fishing vil-
lage.
It is 95 acres of wetlands and upland between Cortez
Road and Sarasota Bay, being bought by the Florida In-
stitute of Saltwater Heritage, the premier civic organiza-
tion of Cortez.
It is buying the land from the Shewe estate for
$250,000, and has paid about half of the contract price.
The Swiftmud program was introduced to Cortezians
by Ed Chance, longtime Manatee County leader who
served for years as a county commissioner and now is on
the Swiftmud board of directors.
The program was devised to protect the Southwest
Florida water supply and has been directed mostly at cattle
ranches and citrus operations in the middle of the state
atop the aquifer that provides much of the area's drinking
water. The program leaves title and use of a property in
the hands of the owner, but gives development rights ex-
clusively to Swiftmud.
Practically speaking, that means no development of
the property.
That is what FISH and Swiftmud representatives are
negotiating for the Cortez property. The main hangup is
price.
Karen Bell, treasurer of FISH, said the water agency
pays 40 to 60 percent of the appraised value of a property
for its development rights. But in this case the appraised
value remains elusive.
Everyone involved in the original purchase agrees that
at $250,000, the land was "practically a gift." Swiftmud
has had one appraisal done, but it came in substantially
higher than the agency was willing to accept.
Another appraisal is under way, and hopes are that it
will be meet Swiftmud's approval. It will take about 450
days, Chance said.
"It would mean we could pay off the rest of the pur-
chase contract, $125,000," Bell said. "And it would leave
extra money for other things FISH is interested in.
"There are a few small individual lots in the bound-
aries of the property that weren't part of the Shewe estate,
we could buy them and consolidate the Preserve. And the
school needs money for restoration." She referred to the
1912-built school that sits between the village proper and
the Preserve; it is in county ownership now, and the vil-
lage wants to refurbish it for use as a community facility.
"I can't say enough about Ed Chance," Bell added.
"He told us we might fit in the program. He's always been
such a good friend of Cortez."

'Mr. Legs' event on Island soon
Mitch Stewart is bringing his legs to the Island to
bolster his chances to be "Mr. Legs 2002."
He will star at a party at D.Coy Ducks Bar & Grille
in Holmes Beach July 28 to raise funds for the Mana-
tee County unit of the American Cancer Society.
The party from I to 6 p.m. will feature music by
Reid Frost as opener, followed by the GTR Band. The
bar is at 5410 Marina Drive.
All of the money raised there will go to the Can-
cer Society, and will be counted in Stewart's favor in
the Mr. Legs competition the contestant who raises
the most money will be Mr. Legs 2002. Last year Dr.
Scott Kosfeld of Anna Maria won the honor.
Stewart said he has met with Dr. Kosfeld, "not to
plot and scheme, necessarily, but to get a few tips on
how to keep the title on the Island." Stewart is presi-
dent of the Anna Maria Island Privateers.
The winner will be announced at the 14th annual
Tennis Shoe Ball Aug. 17 at the Bradenton Municipal
Auditorium, where dress will be gowns and tuxedos
with tennis shoes.
Stewart also has fundraising containers at various
Island and mainland businesses, and T-shirts for sale.
Each $10 counts for one vote in the competition.
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Tingley Library alive, well in Bradenton Beach


By Paul Roat
The Tingley Memorial Library is alive, well,
healthy and fiscally sound, library Chair John Sandberg
told the Bradenton Beach City Commission last week
in a "state-of-the-library" address.
The library was the creation of former Islander
Beulah Hooks Hannah Tingley, born Aug. 29, 1893,
into the Lakeland pioneer family of Thomas Jefferson
and Louella Hulsey Hook. Her father served in the
Florida Legislature from 1893 to 1895 and her mother
was a pioneer in her own right she was the first
teacher in Clermont.
"Beulah," as she liked to be called, followed the
family tradition and became active in the Democratic
Party, and was given the honor of seconding the 1932
Democratic presidential nominee, Franklin D.
Roosevelt. -
Having spent many summer vacations on the Is-
land, she retired to Bradenton Beach and, on one of
many deep-sea fishing trips while she was in her late
60s or early 70s, met and ultimately married her sec-
ond husband, Harvey Tingley, a retired farmer from
Ohio. After he passed away, she continued to live in
Bradenton Beach, later moving to Holmes Beach.
Another love of Beulah's reading lead to her
donation for a library. "She loved her books," said her
niece, Anne Friedt of Bradenton Beach, "and they did
not have a reading room. She always said she was go-
ing to leave money so people could have a place to
read."
And so she did. Beulah left a trust of about
$500,000 for just that purpose; a legacy compiled from
the sale of property in Lakeland and from successful
dabbling in the stockmarket (Kodak and Gillette were
her favorite investments) which was, according to her
family, the source of the majority of her money.
She died April 7, 1986, at the age of 92.
After several years, the city commission formed a
library board and began construction of the library just
east of city hall on Second Street.
Expenses of the library come from the interest
from the bequest, Sandberg explained, which amounts


to about $38,000 a year. That interest is used to pay the
salary of library clerk Linda Murphy, utilities and book
purchases.
Another fund receives money from donations and
book sales, Sandberg said, including an aggressive
book sale program on the Internet. More than 40 vol-
unteers help staff the library. "Without them, we could
not operate the library," Sandberg said of the dedicated
volunteers.
There is also a fundraising dinner planned for Dec.
7 at the Moose Lodge, he said.
The bequest is invested according to state law,
Sandberg said, and interest from the investment is


locked in for the next four years. "We hope the library
will never have any ad valorem tax money enter into
the library operations," he said of the totally self-
funded facility.
Library cards, at $2 a year, are available for all, he
added, and books may be checked out for up to three
weeks at a time.
The library is open Tuesday through Saturday.
Hours of operation are Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.;
Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Thursday from 3
to 5 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3
p.m. Further information may be obtained by calling
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EEEC looks at modular newsstands


Anna Maria's Environmental Enhancement and
Education Committee will hear a report on modular
newstands and ordinances at its July 10 meeting from
a local media company that runs such a program.
EEEC Chairman Tim Eisler told the committee at
its June 26 meeting that Bradenton Beach was looking
into a similar program.
The committee has been concerned about the pro-
liferation of news racks in the city and will also look
at a Sarasota city ordinance that regulates placement of
such racks.
Committee members also discussed pole-mounted
lights for the holiday season and reaffirmed their po-
sition they were not in favor of such lights.
City Commissioner John Quam had reported to the
committee the city commission appeared to favor a
holiday lights plan.
The vote was unanimous in opposition to purchas-
ing holiday lights for poles at the June 26 EEEC meet-
ing, committee members said.
The committee also discussed a number of possible
projects, including the removal of unwanted exotic
plants in the city and the prospects for planting trees in
certain no-parking areas as a means of beautification.
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THE ISLANDER U JULY 10, 2002 U PAGE 13


Anna Maria planners review subdivision codes


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria's planning and zoning board took a
little detour from its planned July 1 agenda to address
a recent subdivision approval by the board.
Chairman Doug Copeland opened the meeting say-
ing he was very concerned about the Villa Rosa sub-
division application, which was recommended for ap-
proval by the planning and zoning board, but is still
under review by the city commission.
There are obvious ambiguities in the application
process, said Copeland, and compliance with the city's
codes should be clear before preliminary plat approval.
Villa Rosa was able to take its preliminary plans to
the city commission after planning and zoning recom-
mended approval, even though it does not have all the
necessary permits, and has not completely addressed
the water supply issue.
"We should wait until all permits are in place be-


fore preliminary approval," said Copeland.
Anna Maria resident and developer Larry Albert
said the problem in Anna Maria is that there is no site-
plan review prior to submission of plans to the planning
and zoning board.
The site plan review ensures all relevant city, county
and state codes have been met and all required permits are
in place before planning and zoning review, said Albert.
Anna Maria's codes have no such requirement.
Copeland agreed, but said he didn't feel qualified
to come up with a whole new recommendation for a
section in the code to include site plan review.
The board agreed and the consensus was to obtain
the site-plan review codes from other Island cities and
Longboat Key and have them ready for review at the
next meeting. Copeland said he would obtain these
procedures for board members.
The board then turned its attention to the section of
the city code book dealing with lot size and density.


The board indicated that while there was a desire to
create smaller homes and smaller lots, there was no
need for a section to include a minimum lot size of 75
by 100 feet.
Board member Dale Woodland said developers are
out there with checkbooks just waiting to gobble up
two of these adjoining small lots in order to build a big
home.
The board recommended removing the section
under swimming pools that allows homeowners to add
up to 5 square feet of a pool deck surface to the required
maximum covered area.
The board also clarified the section on setbacks and
defined setbacks for a one-story (ground-level) house
at 7 feet, and for one-and two-story houses over park-
ing at 10 feet.
Board members then discussed the current con-
struction height limit of 37 feet and considered chang-
ing its limit to the Manatee County standard of 35 feet.


Center crafts program
will begin Tuesday
A summer crafts program "for fun and to learn" .. ..
will begin with a stained glass project Tuesday, July 16,
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave, Anna Maria.
Titled "Craft Crazy," the program will be offered
from 7 to 8:30 p.m. July 16 and on succeeding Tues-
days. Coming up are decoupage, tiled mosaics and
other crafts.
Registration must be done and the $5 fee paid on .
the Friday before each class so the director can order i
materials. Details may be obtained at 778-1908.

EMS fund drive
The Manatee County Emergency Medical Service ......
Auxiliary is currently conducting a fundraising drive:
and requests for donations are being sent along with
water bills from the Manatee County Public Works.
An EMS auxiliary press release said the organiza-
tion plays a "vital support role to the county's regular
EMS system," and does all its own fund raising. All Meet the mayors at Publix Sa
contributions go directly to Manatee County EMS Mayors of all three Island cities will be at the Publix
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Local tall ship joins in St. Petersburg festivities


By Paul Roat
"They treated us like royalty," was the conclu-
sion of a local skipper who participated in the St. Pe-
tersburg tall ships parade and festival June 27-30.
Capt. Geoffrey Kendrick is the owner of the
"Francis Crow," a 50-foot-long staysail schooner
berthed at the Seafood Shack in Cortez. The ship
was built in 1989 and is certified to accommodate up
to 21 passengers.
Kendrick said the organizers of America's Sail
2002 contacted him shortly before the event and
asked if he would participate in the festivities, an
invitation he gladly accepted.
He and crew went to St. Petersburg Wednesday,
June 26, for an elaborate presentation and dinner/
dance at the St. Pete Yacht Club where the captains
of the "Tall Ships" were each presented a key to the
City of St. Petersburg by Mayor Rick Baker.
"The crowd was fantastic," said crew member
Espen Bullock. "There were some 500 people on the
deck at the yacht club applauding our arrival."
They were "ferried" to and from the yacht club
aboard a dinner/cruise boat, which amounted to a
captains' meeting, and a review of the parade course.
The "Francis Crow" and several other boats in the
parade moored near Egmont the night before the
event.
Early on Thursday they set sail for the Sunshine
Skyway Bridge, where they met the other nine tall
ships in a parade of boats under the bridge and back
to the Port of St. Petersburg.
Cheering on the vessels were hundreds of spec-
tator craft, Kendrick said, plus a fireboat which shot
a plume of water into the sky to welcome the parade
fleet.
Among the vessels was the "Eagle," a U.S.
Coast Guard training ship. The "Eagle" is 295 feet
long and accommodates 10 officers, 65 crew mem-
bers and 150 cadets.
Also in the parade was the "Cisne Branco, a 249-
foot-long Brazilian navy training vessel.
And another ship that visited Cortez earlier this
year participated in the event: the "Larinda," an 86-
foot-long schooner that features brass cannons and
is based in Cape Code, Mass.
"It was a loose procession at first," Kendrick
said of the parade of boats, "with the 'Eagle' lead-
ing off, but it tightened up as we got to the The Pier
in St. Petersburg."
The calm day caused most of the ships to motor
rather than sail, although Kendrick said both the
"Francis Crow" and the "Larinda" did have sails up.
Once the parade reached the dock, the "Francis
Crow" took a group of youths involved with St. Pe-
tersburg Mayor Baker's "Mayor's Mentors Pro-
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The "Francis Crow" in the foreground is dwarfed by the Brazilian vessel "Cisne Branco" in the background
at the Port of Tampa during the tall ship event, which drew an estimated 100,000 people. Islander Photo:
Courtesy Capt. Geoffrey Kendrick


A thunderstorm blew in from the southeast and ham-
mered the moored boats. Kendrick said the "Francis
Crow" was "burying the bow in the waves at the
dock. The 'Larinda' broke its moorings, and we all
had to scramble to secure her, but there was no real
damage."
Festival organizers estimate more than 100,000
people participated in the four-day event. There will
be another America's Sail in 2006, Kendrick said,
but the location is still to be determined.
He said there is something of a tall ships "cir-
cuit," and he is considering participating in other
events.
"Most of the ships came up from Jamaica for the
event on the way to Mobile, Ala., for the Fourth of
July," Kendrick said of the St. Petersburg festival.
"We'd do it all again.
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THE ISLANDER N JULY 10, 2002 0 PAGE 15

Planning commission

discusses mixed-use

zoning plans
By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Mixing home and business in one location is an
old-fashioned practice that will now be considered for
Holmes Beach's future.
The Holmes Beach Planning Commission will
meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 11, to discuss the viabil-
ity of mixed-use zoning in Holmes Beach.
Commission members have been reviewing com-
prehensive plans from cities such as Tallahassee,
Tampa and Vero Beach and Pinellas County, which
already utilize mixed-use zoning.
The commission has come to a consensus that
mixed-use zoning should be a planned development,
but not all planned development would be zoned
mixed-use.
The A-1 overlay district should be planned devel-
opment. And all commercially zoned areas in the city
should be made part of a mixed-use overlay district.
The commission members will be discussing the
following mixture of uses in commercial zoning:
C-1 would permit a mixture of professional and
residential uses.
C-2 would permit a mixture of professional, re-
tail and residential uses.
C-3 would permit commercial and complemen-
tary office uses.
The advantages to allowing mixed-use zoning in-
clude expanding the city's tax base, providing property
owners an incentive to redevelop and upgrade existing
commercial properties, and allow property owners to
increase their income by redeveloping properties.
Mixed-use would also provide additional office and
residential space within the city.
The meeting will be held at city hall, 5801 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.

Center to show movies
Wednesday nights
"Movie night" at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center will begin Wednesday, July 17, from 6:30
to 8:30 p.m. and continue until school starts in August.
The program is designed to provide "a place for young-
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Center. "During the school year, we want them to fo-
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FOURTH OF JULY, ANNA MARIA ISLAND STYLE


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The crowd on the beach sizzled, the sky sparkled,
and the Fourth of July holiday "week" officially
began offshore of Anna Maria Island at the Beach
House Restaurant-sponsored fireworks display the
evening of July 3. Emily Mickel, 5, of Palmetto
Point, flirted with sparklers while awaiting the big
event with her family.
Islander Photos: J.L. Robertson


Fourth of July mostly quiet time on Island


Although tens of thousands of people visited
Anna Maria Island during the long Fourth of July
weekend, "people pretty much behaved them-
selves," according to Bradenton Beach Police
Chief Sam Speciale.
There were some close calls, though.
About 8 a.m. July 4 a 25-foot boat crashed
into the Longboat Bridge. The U.S. Coast Guard
towed the boat and its two occupants to shore.


The boaters suffered minor injuries and were treated at
the scene, and there was no damage to the bridge.
About an hour later, a 17-year-old Duette man
was found face-down in the water off Coquina
Beach by his brother. The unconscious man, Joseph
Gullett, was pulled ashore and beach patrons began
CPR until paramedics arrived and transported him to
Blake Medical Center, where he was later listed in
stable condition.


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Homemade Ice Cream and Yogurt Shoppe, 11000
block Cortez Road, Cortez, was robbed at gunpoint
of about $200 by a man. Deputies unsuccessfully
searched the area for the robber, described as a 20-
year-old white man, 6 feet, 2 inches tall, and
weighing 160 pounds, wearing a gray T-shirt.
Richard and Brenda Sullo, owners of Tyler's,
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pleaser. A member of the San Cristobal threw beads to the throngs.
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_'"_-: ....Motley crew, comely lasses
Winner Privateers and scholarship winners gathered after the Fourth of July parade at Cafe on the Beach in Holmes Beach
Marisa Bergquist was the winner of the Whitey Thursday. Pictured, kneeling from left, are Eric "The Ax Mont" Rushnell and Greg "Shiprek" Davidson. Standing,
Horton scholarship of $2,500 offered from the from left, are "Big John" S,.ie ,, Stan Weyman, Diana Spicer,; Megan Brady, Allison Sondergeld, Junior "Troll"
Privateers. Spicer, "Long Locks, Bob "Crymdulog" Margraf and Bob Boyd. Islander Photo: Paul Roat


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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
June 26, 600 block of North Shore Drive, trespass/
criminal mischief. According to the report, someone
entered an apartment and removed clothing from the
closet and dressers and put it on the bed and floor. The
bathroom mirror was sprayed with shaving gel and the
seat of a motorcycle parked outside was damaged. No
items were reported missing.
June 29, 600 block of Pine Avenue, theft. Accord-
ing to the report, a bumper was removed from a ve-
hicle.
July 3, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria Island
Community Center, alarm. Deputies responded to an
alarm and secured the area..
July 4, 200 block of Gladiolus Street, information.
A woman reported that someone broke the branches off
some plants along the edge of her property line.
July 4, 300 block of Magnolia Street, information.
A man reported his car missing and soon after was
notified by sheriff's deputies that the vehicle had been
involved in a hit-and-run accident that same day at 75th
Street and Manatee Avenue.
July 5, 10101 Gulf Drive N., Island's End, alarm.
Deputies responded to an alarm and secured the property.

Bradenton Beach
No reports available.

Holmes Beach
June 28, 4500 block of Gulf Drive, burglary. A
man reported that his vehicle'was broken into while
parked outside his home. -
July 1, 3248 East Bay Dri\e. Walgreens, theft. A
man reportedly stole two bottles of vodka from the
store.
July 1, 400 block of 63rd Street, warrant arrest. A
woman was arrested on a warrant for failing to appear
on a DUI charge. According to the report, she was also
charged with resisting arrest w without \ violence after she
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Wednesday, July 10
7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Summer camp at the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. In-
formation: 778-1908. Fee applies.
10:30 a.m. Friends Book Club meeting at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 778-6341.
7p.m. Family Storytime at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.
7 to 8:30 p.m. Adult basketball at the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. In-
formation: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Thursday, July 11
7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Summer camp at the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. In-
formation: 778-1908. Fee applies.
8p.m. Opening night of "The Taming of the Shrew" at
the Island Players theater, Pine Avenue and Gulf Drive, Anna
Maria. Box Office: 778-5755.
Friday, July 12
7a.m. to 6p.m. Summer camp at the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. In-
formation: 778-1908. Fee applies.
9 to 10 a.m. Aerobics with Reba Moeller at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
8 p.m. Island Players present "The Taming of the
Shrew" at the Island Players theater, Pine Avenue and Gulf
Drive, Anna Maria. Box Office: 778-5755.
Saturday, July 13
9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Pilates with Laura Bennett at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
10:30 a.m. Origami class at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. "Butterfly Gardening Basics with
Plants that Love Florida" with Connie Hodson at Flutterby
Gardens Butterfly Garden Center, 30902 Taylor Grade Road.,
Duette. Information: 776-1480.
1:30 to 5 p.m. Conchologists of America convention
at the Sarasota Hyatt Hotel, 1000 Blvd. of the Arts, Sarasota.
Information: HANKSFRAN@aol.com. Fee applies.
8 p.m. Island Players present "The Taming of the
Shrew" at the Island Players theater, Pine Avenue and Gulf
Drive, Anna Maria. Box Office: 778-5755. Fee applies.
Sunday, July 14
1:30 to 5 p.m. Conchologists of America convention
at the Sarasota Hyatt Hotel, 1000 Blvd. of the Arts, Sarasota.
Information: HANKSFRAN@aol.com. Fee applies.
8 p.m. Island Players present "The Taming of the
Shrew" at the Island Players theater, Pine Avenue and Gulf
Drive, Anna Maria. Box Office: 778-5755. Fee applies.

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Monday, July 15
7a.m. to 6p.m. Summer camp at the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. In-
formation: 778-1908. Fee applies.
8:30 to 10 a.m. Internet for beginners at the Island'
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 778-6341.
1:30 to 6 p.m. Conchologists of America convention
oral auction at the Sarasota Hyatt Hotel, 1000 Blvd. of the
Arts, Sarasota. Information: HANKSFRAN@aol.com. Fee
applies.
6:30 p.m. Holmes Beach Police Dept. presents
"Drugs and Kids" for parents and adults at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Homes Beach. Information: 708-
5804.
7 to 8:30 p.m.- Adult Volleyball at the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. In-
formation: 778-1908. Fee applies.
Tuesday, July 16
7a.m. to 6 p.m. Summer camp at the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. In-
formation: 778-1908. Fee applies.
9 to 10 a.m. Muscles and More with Sherry Fideler
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia '
Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
2 to 3 p.m. Storyteller Windell Campbell at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 778-6341.
3 to 10 p.m. Conchologists of America convention
Worldwide Dealers Bourse at the Sarasota Hyatt Hotel, 1000
Blvd. of the Arts, Sarasota. Information:
HANKSFRAN@aol.com. Fee applies.
7 to 8 p.m. Pilates with Laura Bennett at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
Wednesday, July 17
7a.m. to 6p.m. Summer camp at the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. In-
formation: 778-1908. Fee applies.
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Conchologists of America conven-
tion Worldwide Dealers Bourse at the Sarasota Hyatt Hotel,
1000 Blvd. of the Arts, Sarasota. Information:
HANKSFRAN@aol.com. Fee applies.
7p.m. Family Storytime at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.
7 to 8:30 p.m. Adult basketball at the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. In-
formation: 778-1908. Fee applies.
8 p.m. Island Players present "The Taming of the
Shrew" at the Island Players theater, Pine Avenue and Gulf
Drive, Anna Maria. Box Office: 778-5755. Fee applies.
Upcoming:
Leffis Key potluck and beach walk with the Sierra Club
July 21.
"How to Survive Spiritually in Our Times" at the Island
Branch Library July 22.
Vacation Bible school at the Island Baptist Church be-
gins July 22.
"Toys on the Street" presentation for adults and par-
ents at the Island Branch Library July 22.
Craft session with Laura Beard at the Island Branch Li-
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PAGE 20 0 JULY 10, 2002 M THE ISLANDER


Performance uninspired, Islanders bow out of tourney


By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Correspondent
It was quite apparent that there was a difference in
athletic talent during Anna Maria's 9-2 opening-game
loss to Braden River on June 29 in the area Little
League All-Star tournament. After all, Braden River's
team is stocked full of players that have the ability to
knock the ball out of the park with one swing of the bat,
while Anna Maria has maybe three players who could
go deep.
So it wasn't a surprise that Anna Maria was
knocked into the loser's bracket. Braden River's team
was picked from a pool of 60 11- and 12-year-old play-
ers, while Anna Maria's team was chosen from 24
WMFD and Kiwanis players. Wait. Take away the
players that chose to leave for vacation and those that
just didn't feel like playing, then choose the best play-
ers from the remainder and you have the Anna Maria
All-Stars.
End-of-year banquets for the other county Little
League organizations are tension-filled affairs as an-
nouncements are made identifying the players that
make All-Star teams deemed a high honor. Tears are
shed "in town" by players and parents alike when their
child isn't chosen, while Anna Maria All-Stars appar-
ently decide if the baseball tournament will interfere
with summer vacation, fishing or skateboarding.
It wasn't a surprise to see Anna Maria beat up on
North River American in its second game of the tour-
ney, since the Islanders played them several times dur-
ing interleague play without dropping a game. Anna
Maria pounded out 10 hits and scored 15 runs in its 15-
5 victory over North River to set up what looked like
a good matchup with Manatee National.
But it wasn't meant to be as Manatee National
showed up to play, while the Islanders seemed to be
thinking about their summer plans.
Manatee National is not a more athletically tal-
ented baseball team. They have several players that
play a lot of AAU ball, but again, they are not a physi-
cally superior team like Braden River.

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Sports
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should have resulted in the third out of the inning. In-
stead, the ball was fumbled allowing Barrett to slide in
safely at second, bringing Bobby Dixon to the plate.
Dixon responded with a two-run triple to center, which
was followed by an RBI single by Pickett, putting the
Islanders behind by a 5-0 score.
The game was effectively over at this point, but
Manatee National made sure by scoring five runs in the
third on four walks, three hits, and three errors. The
next inning was worse, as National piled on nine runs,
punctuated by Collins' three-run home run to center
field to end the game.
The saying in sports is that you "win some and you
lose some," but that doesn't apply in this game. Anna
Maria fell behind to North River American, but rallied
for eight runs in the bottom of the inning. The differ-
ence? Heart, confidence, and desire! Had those three
ingredients been in place Friday, you might be reading
a story with a different ending.
Instead another Little League season ends in dis-
appointment for the Island All-Stars. And the respect
earned by Island players in well played games against
Manatee East and North River teams during interleague
play eroded far more quickly than our recently
renourished beaches.
In all honesty, this writer never believed the Island
had a shot at winning the tournament, but I did feel the
team had the ability to win a few games in the loser's
bracket before being eliminated by a physically supe-
rior team.

Anna Maria 15, North River American 5
Tyler Schneerer went 3-for-4 including a pair of
doubles and three RBI and a 3-for-3 performance by
Sean Price lifted the Islanders to a 15-5, come-from-
behind victory over North River American Tuesday,


C.J. Wickersham keeps A.J. Strong close to third during Anna Maria's 15-5 victory. Islander Photo: Kevin
Cassidy


July 2, at Norma Lloyd Park.
Price, who connected on a double and scored
twice, was also the winning pitcher, allowing only
three hits while striking out six. Nick Sato added a pair
of hits including a double and two runs scored for the
Islanders, which also received two runs apiece from
Connor Bysrom, Shane Pelkey, and Ben Valdivieso
and a single and one run scored from C.J. Wickersham.
North River was led by A.J. Strong's single and


two runs scored, and a single and one run from Logan
Zoller. Sean Jasper added a single, while Scottie Harvin
and Jonathan Hobbs each scored one run for North
River.

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Beach renourishment horror stories from Long Island


Islanders appear happy with the new, white, wide,
sandy beach along most of Anna Maria Island's Gulf
shore. The second installment (the first was 1992-93)
of what will probably be at least 40 more years of sand
renourishment went off without any real hitches, fin-
ished ahead of schedule and seems to be performing
pretty much as planned.
We should be happy with what we've got, espe-
cially compared with some disasters in beach
renourishment that have occurred elsewhere. Take a
stretch of beach on Long Island in New York State, for
instance, as an example of a beach project straight from
hell.
The Village of West Hampton Dunes fought for 50
years to eventually get a beach. Along the way there
was a $200 million lawsuit villagers filed against just
about everybody they could think of: U.S. Army Corps
of Engineers, state officials and the federal govern-
ment, which held up beach renourishment dollars. Ero-
sion control groins were installed at the wrong place in
1970 and caused even more erosion to occur.
"Erosion" is probably too mild a word for what
they had up there one breach in the beach ended up
stretching 3,000 feet wide, a pass between the Atlan-
tic Ocean and the bay.
By 1992, 190 of the village's 246 homes had been
destroyed by the surf, and many more extensively dam-
aged.
Villagers banded together and incorporated at
about that time. The lawsuit was eventually settled with
a decision to build more groins in the right place,
modify the existing structures, and add 4.5 million cu-
bic yards of sand from an offshore site.
Everything started to look better until the project
actually started in 1996. An airplane crashed into the
Atlantic right in the middle of the sand borrow site, and
the site was ringed as a crime scene for months.
Piping plovers, an endangered species, showed up
to nest on the beach and required special steps be taken
on moving sand ashore.
Offshore dredge equipment broke loose in a storm
and, while attempting to rescue the gear, a tugboat cap-
tain was killed.
But the Village of West Hampton Dunes eventu-
ally got its beach, and it seems to be sticking. Of
course, there are still critics of the project hammering
away out there, saying the cost-benefit of adding only
two miles of beach at a cost of what amounted to $25
million is way out of keeping for overall public good.
The village's mayor disagrees. "Here you have a
project that went from total devastation to a rebuilt
community whose current value went from less than
zero to being worth a half-billion dollars for 300 par-
cels of land," he told a reporter for "Coastal Services"
magazine, a publication by the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration.
We should feel fortunate we've got what we've got
on Anna Maria Island.

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It's about a half-inch long, a 10th of an inch high and
can fly at speeds of 10 feet per second at a range of a
little more than a mile.
It has three solar panels that generate juice to op-
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The hope is that you can get a swarm of the little
guys buzzing around in a battlefield, all equipped with
little cameras, to see what the bad guys are doing with-
out the bad guys seeing our spy-flies.
Pretty neat, huh?
The scientists used a fly as a model because they,
well, fly good for being such small things.
The metal fly does fly, but it doesn't have a guid-
ance system on it in it? yet, so it's pretty much
just flying on the end of a stick. "It's a fly with train-
ing wheels," the top researcher said.
And get this: just like a fly, it flaps its wings at 150
beats per second, the operative speed for liftoff.
That's the buzz from the high-tech world of me-
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Global warming means glacier loss
The latest global warming news is focused at Gla-
cier National Park. It's losing its ice to the heat.
One hundred years ago, the Montana park had 150
glaciers. Today, there are 37. "At the current rate, we
may see the complete disappearance of functioning
glaciers in the park within 30 years," a scientist with the
U.S. Geological Survey said.
The big meltdown is pretty much a global trend,
although there are some places in Norway and Sweden
where glaciers are increasing in size, and there is a
booming mass of ice in Alaska that shut off a fjord
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I met a new candidate for the U.S. House of Rep-
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"Percy may be a thoughtful individual, but he is
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years of constructive dialogue with other species, par-
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"Percy, District 13's only black-white candidate,
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cross species interface, and has vowed, if elected, to
support programs that foment these ideals.
"Percy is also a strong supporter of educational
programs that help the homeless and poorly educated,
particularly with language and job skills. Although he
takes a hardline with social parasites, especially fleas
and worms, he has always had great compassion for
those less fortunate. Indeed, Percy too was once home-
less, a disadvantaged runaway. Few people are aware
of those difficult early years, and Percy has worked
hard to show the world that background and breeding
are not what make us valuable members of society.
"Percy takes a hardline on crime. He will person-
ally chase down any criminal he sees. Percy has him-
self never been implicated in any sex scandal, thanks,
he says, to his timely neutering. He says he prefers to
enjoy the company of females, without the dangers of
disease and unwanted pregnancy. Conservative popu-
lation control is a key issue in his campaign. Percy also
supports adoption."
I've seen candidates shake hands and kiss babies
- or is it shake babies and kiss hands? but I've
never had a candidate lick my leg before. Katharine,
perhaps you could adopt Percy's new style of cam-
paigning, take a page from his gentle stylebook ... or
maybe not.

Sandscript factoid
The 10 warmest years in recorded history world-
wide have all occurred since 1985.

Powerful
powerboats
Despite a three-hour
delay in starting,
powerboats took to the
waters of the Gulf of
.. --- Mexico last Sunday for
S" .the 18th annual
---:-----.. Suncoast Offshore
"':Grand Prix boat race.
-, Islander Photo: Cour-
stesy Jack Elka




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THE ISLANDER U JULY 10, 2002 U PAGE 23


Fishing quandary: is it 'good' or 'great' right now?


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Fishing remains in that nebulous range between
"good" and "great" right now.
Backwater action for redfish, trout and catch-and-
release snook is good.
Off the beaches, tarpon fishing remains between
"good" and "great," with reports still coming in of 150-
pound silver kings and predictions that the season will
continue through the end of this month.
Offshore, bottom fishing for grouper and snapper
is pretty great and, for those going still farther out,
blackfin tuna and amberjack to 35 pounds are still be-
ing caught.
By the way, I'll be giving a fishing seminar at the
Manatee Civic Center in Palmetto July 27 at the
Boater's World booth during the boat show, with the
time still not yet set. Hope to see you there.
Capt. Sam Kimball on Legend charters out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said his charters out
in the Gulf are bringing home red grouper to 15
pounds, a few snapper and porgies, bonita, mackerel to
5 pounds and he's still able to catch those big 150-
pound tarpon.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's said beach fishing has been producing lots of
mackerel, snapper and triggerfish, while in the backwa-
ter he's putting his charters onto catch-and-release
snook, redfish and trout.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said off-
shore trolling action for dolphin, blackfin tuna and
wahoo is excellent right now, while bottom fishing is
also terrific with reports of limit catches of red grou-
per to 25 pounds by some boats.
The new, second location of Island Discount
Tackle is opening this week at Catcher's Marina in
Holmes Beach, so fishers can "catch" Lowman there
for his advice and some good deals.
Capt. Eric Bergin on the Kattina said he's been
catching keeper-size red grouper on every trip as well
as lane and mangrove snapper.
Capt. Matt Bowers on the Outcast in Holmes
Beach said his offshore charters are catching red grou-
per to 25 pounds, gag grouper to 20 pounds, amberjack
to 35 pounds, snapper to 4 pounds and they're still reel-
ing in a few blackfin tuna.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business said his
backwater charters are producing snook to 34 inches,
redfish to 27 inches, trout to 22 inches and, when he
gets into the Gulf, a few mackerel.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach said tarpon are still out there waiting to
be caught. He's getting at least one hookup a trip, plus
a 44-pound kingfish that happened along while trying
to get one of those silver kings.
Capt. Doug Moran, one of the newer guides in the
area, said he's catching snook and redfish with plenty
of keeper reds being put in the cooler.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House re-
ports good catches of lots of small bonnethead
sharks in Terra Ceia Bay, good-size trout and still
lots of black drum being caught in the cut and the
Manatee River.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said anglers
there are catching snapper, mackerel, black drum, red-















',onno aTMario sVonJai3oes

Moon Date AM HIGH AM LOW PM HIGH PM LOW
NM Jul 10 11:37 2.8 7:34 -0.3
Jul I1 12:28 2.8 8:17 -0.3
Jul 12 4:12 1.5 6:23 1.4 1:20 2.8 8:59 -0.2
Jul 13 4'28 1.6 7:33 1.3 2:19 2.6 9:38 -0.1
Jul 14 4:54 1.6 8:47 1.2 3:21 2.4 10:17 0.2
Jul 15 5:22 1.8 10:07 1.1 4:30 2.1 10:59 0.4
FQ Jul 16 5:48 2.0 11:32 0.9 5:47 1.8 11:35 0.7
Jul 17 6:23 2.1 7:22 1.5 12:59 0.7
Cortez High Tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later


fish and a few catch-and-release snook, plus plenty of
jacks, blue runners and sand perch a real mixed bag,
but not a slew of any species.
At the Anna Maria City Pier, fishers are catching
snapper, flounder, big jacks and a few small sharks,
with mackerel fishing somewhat slow right now.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he's been very happy with his results in the
Southern Redfish Tournaments: he got the top five fin-
ishes in the five consecutive tourneys. In his "regular"
fishing action, he's putting his charters onto redfish,
trout and catch-and-release snook.


Dueling
linesiders
Ryan Denton,
left, and
Capt. Doug
Moran caught
this pair of
snook in
June.
Denton's was
40 inches in
length; Capt.
Moran's 42.
They had two
back-to-back
snook that
were lost but
had two other
nice ones for
the day.








Sailfish on!
Capt. Matt
Denham
caught this
sailfish about
70 miles
offshore in the
Gulf using a
freeline
sardine on, of
all things,
only 20-
pound test
line.


Capt. Mark Bradow predicts the tarpon will hang
around at least until the end of the month. He's catch-
ing the silver kings in good number and of good size.
Good luck and good fishing.
Capt. Mike Heistand is a 20-year fishing guide.
Call him at 779-9607 to provide a fishing report.
Pictures of your catch are also welcome and may be
dropped off at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Please include identification for per-
sons in the picture along with information on the
catch and a name and phone number for more infor-
mation. Pictures may be retrieved once they appear
in the paper.


Wv Mmu
AT OUR ADDITIONAL LOCATION

CATCHER'S

MARINA
=;k a! Ik ld l :L 1 01Z3S91


Capt. Mike's

l 1Charter Boat

"MAGIC"

Backwater Near Shore Up to 7 miles out in the Gulf
Snook Redfish Trout Flounder Mackerel Snapper
Light Tackle Fishing Reservations a must
Tackle, bait, ice, fishing license provided!

779-9607
Captain Mike Heistand USCG Licensed





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ITM O ALEIARAGE ALE CntnedI ISI-onine


COFFEE TABLE WITH beveled glass, contempo-
rary style from Kanes Sarasota. $250, call 778-
8686.

FOR SALE: King-size waterbed, waveless mat-
tress, lighted mirrored headboard, dark solid wood,
everything included, matching dresser with mirror.
$300 for the set. 778-3908.

BIG BEAUTIFUL HOUSEBOAT $45,000. View at
Web site: geocities.com/houseboat_sunseeker or
call 778-3526.


BIG GARAGE SALE Saturday-Sunday, July 13-14.
A little bit of everything. 634 Key Royale Drive,
Holmes Beach.

ROSER THRIFT SHOP open Tuesday, Thursday
9:30am-2pm; Saturday 9am-noon. Clothing clear-
ance sales. Donations Wednesday 9am-11am.
511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 779-2733.

GARAGE SALE Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July
12-14. 9am-? Victorian couch, trundle and twin
beds, glassware, plates, miscellaneous. 539 67th
St., Holmes Beach.

MOVING SALE Saturday-Sunday, July 13-14,
9am-5pm. Everything must go! Top quality furniture
and much miscellaneous. 4820 Montrose Drive,
(Highland Lakes Subdivision) Bradenton.

GARAGE SALE: Saturday, July 13, 9am. Ping-
pong set, new mountain bikes, toys, cards, fish
tanks, stools and stuff. 3701 East Bay Drive, Sun-
bow Bay, Holmes Beach.

COMMUNITY-WIDE SALE: Saturday, July 13,
9am-1 pm. 11001 Bristol Bay Drive, Town & County
(Perico) Apartments, Bradenton.


ANTIQUE SHOW AND SALE: Thursday to Satur-
day, July 18-20. St. Bernards Catholic Church. 248
S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. For information,
778-4769.


CRITTER SITTER Seven years in pet care, 22
years as an Island resident. Tender, loving care for
your pets with in-home visits. 778-6000.

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


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.

1999 PROLINE 20-foot cuddy cabin, Mercury 150,
fully loaded, low hours. Like new. $15,750. Call
Danny, 778-0321.

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.

HOUSEBOAT FOR SALE. Excellent live aboard,
guest quarters or rental income producer. $45,000.
View at Web site: geocities.com/
houseboat_sunseeker or call 778-3526.


LET'S GO FISHING! Call Capt. Mike Hesitant on
the charter boat "Magic". Full or half day backwa-
ter fishing. USCG licensed. Ice, bait, tackle pro-
vided. 779-9607.

LOCAL classified advertising works: The Islander.


BEACHWALK TOWNHOMES


The Islander


L7~Paradis Repg

Paaie~eg .3 *o 778-480

521Gl rve omsBacF 41 -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.




ki


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
778-3026.


RARE OPPORTUNITY Westbay Point
and Moorings 3BR/2BA first floor, end unit
with deeded covered parking. Pool, hot
tub, tennis and 26 acres of tropical splen-
dor. Don't miss this one! $350,000. Call
Dick Maher or Dave Jones at 778-4800.


11111
GREAT VACATION OR RENTAL HOME
2BR/2BA with views of Gulf from huge
desk and master bedroom. Nicely updated
including Mexican tile. Great location and
is in move-in condition. $399,000. Call Ed
Oliveira at 778-4800 or 705-4800.


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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-
mation, 778-3955.


ISLAND RESORT seeks friendly, responsible
people to work within a professional housekeeping
department. Full-time and part-time positions avail-
able. Full benefit package includes medical, 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, 9arr -6pm.

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

HELP WANTED: Three 13-hour shifts. Every other
weekend on/off. Craft experience or willingness to
learn. Apply in person at One Stop Shell Shop, 101
Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach.

PART-TIME COMPUTER work at home on your
computer. Microsoft Word and Excel skills needed.
Call Bob, 779-0088.


Resort-Style Living at
TOWN & COUNTRY
PERICO
FEATURING:
Spacious 1 & 2 BR Apartments
Attractive Island Location
Pool & Spa
Fitness Center
Lake or Nature Views
Optional Garages
Free Boat Parking*
Roman Tubs
Small Pets Welcome


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HOURS: Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5
Directions From U.S. 41, travel west on Manatee
Avenue (SR 64) ond across Palma Sola CaLseway
to Perico sand. Town & Country Perico
wil be on the left.
www.tchome.com
Limited time offer, certain restrictions apply.
Size restrictions apply.


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HEP ANEDCntnud EL ANTD otiud EVIECnine


PART TIME NANNY for two young children (three
next year) in northwest Bradenton. Experience and
references required. Non smoker. Start August.
Call, 518-9973.

DISHWASHER/PREP wanted for open kitchen.
Hours are: Sunday-Wednesday, 9:30am-3:30pm.
Will train if necessary. Call Chef Damon at Ooh La
La!, 778-5320.

PART-TIME ISLANDER REPORTER: Journalism*
skills a must. Computer literate. Independent
worker. Resumes: E-mail news@islander.org, or
fax 778-9392, or mail/deliver to The Islander, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.

HIRING FULL-TIME and part-time servers for up-
scale restaurant/bistro, fine dining experience pre-
ferred, but will train the right person. Apply in per-
son Wednesday-Sunday at Ooh La La!, 5406 Ma-
rina Drive, Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach.

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




"WALK WITH ME..."
in paradise at



I can make your
11A ED OLIVEIRA
REALTOR
Sales & Rentals Since 1981
Office 778-4800 Cell
705-4800
'. 5201 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach,
Fl 34217



Landlord Questionnaire
If you, as a landlord, answer NO to one or more of
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941.778.6849
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9. Do you receive comparable rental rates, for setting the rental rates on
your property?
10. Does ;'.,u FrP..'fl.n. Man.igernent Compar, i ,j.:i.f, upiJi.ic-J
interacIh.,: '.\r v- e '
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14. Do yoa i :l lo g a ji.l i he Co:nipin, iiijii.irg ,..,ui p[i.,p n, '
15. Are all the various people involved with your property (you, tenants,
vendors and government officials) treated in a friendly, professional
manner?







313LAND
VACATION
PROPERTIES LLC
Leo F. & Cheryl J. Kamon, Realtors
3001 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, Florida, 34217
Call 778-6849 Toll Free: 800-778-9599 Fax: 779-1750
e-mail: rentals@islandvacationproperties.com
Web Page: islandvacationproperties.com
Licensed Real Estate Broker Ann Caron


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

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



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

NADIA'S EUROSAGE comes to your home for
quality massage care. Island references. Call to-
day for an appointment, 795-0887. MA#0017550.



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

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

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


S' .. '


$224,900 POOL HOME
Choice location for this 3BR/
2BA with den or fourth bedroom
located in Glenn Lakes. Great
room, caged pool area, two-car
garage. Pantry and laundry area
add to your convenience.
Close to schools and shopping.
IB84366.


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


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

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

ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING for great re-
sults, wash away mildew, dirt and salt. Thorough,
reasonable and reliable. Free estimates, licensed
and insured. 778-0944.

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

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

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

ASAP DIVORCE INC: Starting at $195. Adop-
tions, name changes, deeds, wills, living trusts, in-
corporations. Modification of child support, ali-
mony, custody, etc. 756-7005.

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


Listing and Selling

the Islands ...

Want Action???

MAKE YOUR MOVE

WITH MARILYN!


YOUR HOMETOWN REALTOR SINCE 1939


WAGNELD EALTY
E-MAIL: AMI@WAGNERREALTY.COM WEBSITE: WAGNERREALTY.COM


ANNA MARIA BAYFRONT 4BR/4BA
home with bay and canal frontage. Lush
tropical setting, terrific views, open floor
plan, cathedral ceilings, hardwood floors
and deluxe kitchen. Lovely pool area and
deep-water dockage. Adjacent canal lot
available. $875,000. Call Dave Moynihan
778-2246 or 778-7976 eves.







EXCLUSIVE JEWFISH KEY seclusion
and privacy in this island retreat! 2,300
sq.ft. on 1.7 acres. Lots of glass for
fabulous water views. Coral-stone fire-
place in living area and master bed-
room. $2,500,000. Call Anne Miller at
778-2246 or 792-6475.


EXCEPTIONAL DUPLEX! A real beauty
on Anna Maria! 2BR/2BA and 2BR/1 BA,
plus extra rooms. Parking underneath for
five cars and extra workshop building.
Vinyl siding, extra insulation. Good ten-
ants in place. $399,000. Call Alice Ohme,
761-3100 or call 778-2246.







MAGNIFICENT BAYFRONT! Recently
built by Whitehead, this 5,450 sq.ft.
bayfront home is most luxurious, with
both bay and Gulf views from several
levels. Lush, tropical setting. Offered at
$2,750,000. Call Dave Moynihan, 778-
2246 or 778-7976 eves.


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. $515,000. Call Dave Moynihan at
778-2246 or 778-7976.








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


2217 GULF DRIVE NORTH BRADENTON BEACH, FL 34217
941 778-2246 800 211-2323





PAGE I i JJTLY 10, 2002 t THE ISLANDER



SEeERVIC lle --ESlEE AW ADKARENMIM


SEND ME! Lease-a-daughter licensed errand ser-
vice. Too busy? Just can't get out? I'll go! Lisa
Williams, 779-0692.

SOS SERVICES. Is it time to organize/clean
house? If so, I can help! Reliable, reasonable, ref-
erences. Call Sharon, 920-1992.

CLEANING: Honest, dependable Island woman
will clean your home at reasonable rates. Deborah,
778-2581.

JANET'S GOPHER SERVICE: Cleaning, chores,
errands, tasks, shopping, deliveries, driving.
Bonded, 792-9835. Help is on the way.

DON'T FEEL LIKE waiting in the rain, heat and
dust? Take a taxi door to door. Very reasonable
rates. Clean, friendly serving all of Manatee and
Sarasota Counties, as well as most airports. Island
Transportation, 7am-3am, or by appointment. 779-
2520.

TREE SERVICE BY BREWER. Topping, trimming,
shaping, stump grinding and removals. Trim palm
trees. Insured. Call Phil, 778-6014 or cell 545-4770.


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

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


DICK MAHER I
AND
DAVE JONES
ISLAND SPECIALISTS




Call anytime for a consultation.


Island Real Estate of
Anna Maria Island Inc.
6101 Manrina Drive, Holmes Beach
1-800-865-0800 (941) 778-6066

Making your
SAmerican dream
/5 La reality! Call me
Sj with all of your
a real estate needs -
F' where personal
A r d service is

U, my specialty.

i i elinda Bordes, Realtor"


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


JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling,
cleanup. Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.


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

GILLIS & GILLIS ENT. Crushed, washed shell,
topsoil, landscaping services. We install shell
driveways. Serving Sarasota and Keys since
1978. Fully licensed and insured. 753-2954 or
376-2954, cell.

SHELL DELIVERED and spread. $27/yard. Haul-
ing: all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free
estimates. Call Larry at 795-7775, cell 720-0770.



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

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
778-1730.



Moving In?
I Moving Out?
Moving Up?
Call Karen Day
778-6696
S Evenings: 779-2237
U Mike Norman Realty, inc.
3101 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach







Serving the area since 1970

BUj1iNC9? -ELLIC? REI6iTIN3?
We're here to help! Just give us a
call ... 941-778-2307.
v!A-lOtii RBiTAL

Call for our color brochure, 800-306-9666,
or visit us at www. franmaxonrealestate.com
9701 Gulf Drive PO Box 717 Anna Maria FL 34216


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
* carpenter. Call, 745-1043 or cell 962-4068.

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

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

GRIFFITHS' ISLAND PAINT/ paper services: In-
terior/exterior painting, pressure washing and
wallpaper. For prompt, reliable service at rea-
sonable rates, call Kevin at 778-2996. Husband/
wife team.

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

25 YEARS EXPERIENCE, highly skilled, depend-
able restoration/renovation expert, carpenter, fine
finishing contractor. Kitchen/bathroom specialist.
Repairs, painting. Paul Beauregard, 779-2294.
Islander classified ads work grrrrrrrrreat! 778-7978.








EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS!
Vacation and Annual Rentals
(941) 778-6066 TOLL FREE 800-865-0800
6101 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217


A Paradise Realty
Vacation Rentals


WELCOME TRACY BERNARD!


3BR/2BA 1,700 sq.ft. Living Area Heated Pool
Elevator Available Large Private Garage
Steps to Beach/Shopping Starting at $375,000
Call: Jon Tipton, 941-779-9464
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experience on Anna
Maria Island. Give
Tracy a call for
any of your property
management
or rental needs.


778-4800 Toll Free 1-800-237-2252
5201 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach
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KEN & TINA DBA Griffin's Home Improvements.
Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets
and shutters. Insured and licensed, 748-4711.


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


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

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.

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).

Islander Classifieds: sell it, find it, buy it -- all lo-
cal, all the time. 778-7978


We Welcome Your Call
Still doing business as in the past... personal
attention and services combined with personal
Island knowledge. Call us an "old" Islander
- and call us progressive!


MARIE


LIC. REAL ESTATE


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


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.
www.divefish.com.

CANALFRONT HOME. 2BR/1.5BA recently to-
tally renovated with new kitchen, baths and more.
New dock and lift, large fenced yard, pets wel-
come. Seasonal/monthly. $2,750/month. (813)
258-6405.

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.

No scams, no bogus work at home ads. Just lo-
cal ads by local folks ... The Islander, 778-7978.


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

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


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

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

ANNA MARIA APARTMENT: Prefer to rent to one
person. Large furnished 2BR/1 BA, 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
747-7302.


ANNA MARIA



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.
ISLAND VILLAGE
3BR/2BA, professionally decorated condo.
Furnished, heated pool, small pets, tennis,
across from beach, close to everything.
$294,000.
SUNBOW BAY CONDO
Spacious 1BR/1BA. Bayfront Complex. Ceramic
tile, elevator, garage, heated pool, tennis, small
pet, partial bay view, close to everything.
$179,900.
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, fam-
ily room, two blocks to great beach. $539,000.



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

779-0202 (800) 732-6434

ANNA MARIA

M.S SiCoast
REAL ESTATE, LLC
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 www.suncoastinc.com


3224 East Bay Dr. Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
Sales: 941-778-0700 Rentals: 778-6665
1-800-749-6665 www.Wedebrock.com.
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK


53 YEARS OF DISTINCTIVE ISLAND SERVICE

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AFFORDABLE CONDO. Beauti- BAYVIEW TERRACE 2BR ground-
fully turnkey furnished. 2BR, views floor unit in (rarely available) bayfront
of bay/Gulf. Social clubhouse, complex. Steps to beach. $184,900.
heated pool. $189,000. 778-0700. Gall Tutewiler 778-0700.





WATERFRONT 214 S. Harbor CAN'T FIND YOUR DREAM?
Dr., Holmes Beach. 3BR/2BA, Build it here. Exclusive northwest
fireplace. $559,000. Becky Bradenton. Becky Smith or Elfl
Smith or Elfl Starrett, 778-0700. Starrett, 778-0700.





RARELY AVAILABLE Updated SPACIOUS ISLAND HOME
Shell Point 2BR/2BA condo. Tile, 4BR+ den. Close to beach. Boat
carpet, parquet flooring. $298,000. slip available. $449,900. Gall
Geoff Wall, 778-0700. Tutewiler, 778-0700.





LAGUNA YACHT VILLAGE New BOATERS WELCOME! 2BR/
homes, deep-water dock, pool. 1BA, Island home with dock and
One model left for immediate deliv- 21-ft. boat included. $334,500.
ery starting at $739,000.778-0700. Gail Tutewiler, 778-0700.

VACATION RENTALS





BERMUDA BAY CLUB GULF WATCH Bay and Gulf.
Beautifully furnished 3BR 2BR, beach access across
townhouses with pool and di- the street, walk to eateries
rect beach and bay access. and historic "Bridge Street."
$900/week or $2,700/month. $650/week or $1,800/month.
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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Sandy's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
awn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
wWe Monitor Irrigation Systems
service INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
778-1345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
Established in 1983

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G@@ TU@TLO OCRC 035261 EXPERIENCED
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CONSTRUCTION Remodeling Contractors
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CONSTRUCTION In-house plan designs
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Residential Commercial '
Check our references:
"Quality work at a reasonable price. -
Licensed/Insured Serving Anna Maria Island Since 1986 761-8900


Paradise Improvements 778-4173
Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
Replacement Doors and Windows
:;' -'- Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
3-0 Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
Lic#CBC056755



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


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

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RESTRICTIONS

Rules in effect for Manatee County:
> Lawn and landscape watering is limited to two
days a week.
> Addresses ending in even numbers (or A M):
Tuesday and Saturday.
> Addresses ending in odd numbers (or N Z):
Wednesday and Sunday.
> Irrigation not allowed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Irrigation with treated waste water allowed any
time.)
> Owners can wash their vehicles anytime as long
as they use a hand-held hose with a shut-off nozzle.
(Pull the car on the lawn to wash!)
> Rinsing boats and flushing of boat motors is al-
lowed for ten minutes daily.
> Hand-watering of plants, NOT LAWNS, is permit-
ted any day.


Questions or comments? Call the Southwest Florida
Management District (Swiftmud) toll-free: 1-800-423-1


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

SUMMER, FALL, WINTER rentalsavailable
weekly, monthly, seasonal. Wedebrock Real Es-
. tate Co., 778-6665 or (800) 749-6665.

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

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.

ANNUAL CANALFRONT HOME 2BR/2BA; Perico
2BR/2BA; Canal/boat dock 2BR/2BA condo, $900/
month; 6103 Holmes Blvd. 2BR/2BA, $900/month;
efficiency, $500/month. T. Dolly Young Real Es-
tate, 778-0807.

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

WATERVIEW Perico Bay Club, 2BR/2BA, gated
community, luxury condo, turnkey. Pool, tennis.
$995/month, plus utilities. Annual rental, nonsmok-
ing. 778-3320.

VACATION/SEASONAL MARTINIQUE condos;
212 Palm 3BR/2BA/pool. T. Dolly Young Real
Estate, 778-0807.

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 appli-
ances. Includes washer/dryer, $895/month, plus
all utilities. 302-0779.

HOLMES BEACH unfurnished, 2BR/2BA,
screened lanai, garage, boat dock. $925/month,
water and waste included. 8006 Marina Drive.
776-1789.

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.

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.

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: slloydevans@cs.com.

CUTE 1BR/1BA, steps to beach, sleeps five.
Available 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.


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 ISLAND RENTAL. Newly renovated
2BR/1BA. Tile throughout. Two blocks to beach,
washer/dryer. $850/month, cable included. 778-
3313 or 730-6349.

ANNUAL/SEASONAL RENTALS: furnished or un-
furnished, short walk to beach. 1BR with bayfront
view or 2BR water view with garage. 779-9074.

VACATION RENTAL: Charming 1BR/1BA, fully
furnished, just across from beach. Call 778-8211.

BEACH RENTAL: Furnished 1 BR/1 BA 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 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.



ISLAND LUMBER

AN( HARDWARE
213 54th St., Holmes Beach 778-3082
OPEN: MONDAY thru FRIDAY 7:30 to 5 SATURDAY 8 to 12


NOW HIRING
ALL POSITIONS
Kitchen and
Wait Staff
ALL SHIFTS
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
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OR CALL 778-3953.


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ANNUAL 2BR/1.5BA, elevated duplex, view of Gulf
and bay. Steps to beach. $825/month, plus utilities.
No pets. 922-2473.

ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1BA, ground-
level unit. Central air conditioning and heating. New
appliances. Short walk to beach. Some utilities in-
cluded. First, last, security required. Call 778-1193.

2BR/2.5BA ELEVATED with deck, Bradenton
Beach/Cortez area. All utilities, cable, laundry,
landscaping included. Close to beaches. $1,100/
month, first, last and $200 security. 761-2725.

ANNUAL RENTALS 1 and 2BR units available.
Prices range from $650-$900 per month. Call Fran
Maxon Real Estate, 778-2307, for details.

ENCHANTED GINGERBREAD HOUSE: Bed and
breakfast decor, adorable 2BR/1 BA, covered gar-
den patio, washer/dryer, phone and cable included.
Historic village of Bradenton Beach, two blocks to
beach/bay/pier. Available until Jan. 1. $950/month.
Call 779-2393.

KEY ROYALE BAYFRONT Beautiful 3BR/2.5BA,
furnished home available July 20 until Oct 19.
$3,000/month. (941) 578-5850.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA, ground level unit in great con-
dition in Holmes Beach, close to shopping and
beach. Marina Pointe Realty Co., 779-0732.

ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA condo, first or second
floor, pool, tennis, close to beach. Old Florida Re-
alty, 778-3377.
2BR/1BA at 2204 Avenue A. $800/month, includ-
ing all utilities. Washer/dryer supplied. Great loca-
tion, hurry on this one! First, last, plus $300 secu-
rity. Please, no pets. Call 778-3243.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1BA with large deck. Just
one block to beach. Carport, washer/dryer hookup.
Annual lease, $825/month. (727) 215-1451.



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

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

LONGBOAT KEY former bank building, 4,700
square feet, zoned office/professional. Twenty
parking spaces, contemporary design, great visibil-
ity. $14/square foot. Can divide. Owner/Realtor,
388-5514 or call 809-4253.

More readers = more value for Islander ad $$$.


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 fur-
nished 1BR/1BA mobile home. Elevated ceiling in
living room, eat-in kitchen. Large outdoor shed.
Peek of Gulf, steps to beach. Located in Sandpiper
Mobile Resort senior park, (905) 623-0881.

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

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

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY: 675-square foot
commercial space on Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.
Good exposure and parking. Marina Pointe Realty
Co., 779-0732.

PERICO BAY CLUB villa, 2BR/2BA, one-car ga-
rage. $240,000. 792-7383.

BEAT THE HEAT. Refuge on the Blue Ridge Park-
way near 1-77 in southwest Virginia. 2BR/2BA,
1,000 square feet, greatroom with fireplace, unfin-
ished basement. 10-by-16-foot deck overlooks
North Carolina Piedmont. Enjoy cool mountain
breezes for $119,900. Call 779-1499.

INTRACOASTAL HOME 3BR/2BA, one year old,
large deck, bring your boat! $225,000. Appoint-
ments, 778-7197.
ANNA MARIA CITY waterfront. Quiet north-end ca-
nal with dock and boat lift, 3BR/2BA, formal dining
room, large gourmet kitchen, gas fireplace, wood
floors, low maintenance yard, beautiful landscape
with irrigation. Shows like model home. Selling below
recent appraisal. Asking $699,000. 778-8422.

ENJOY GORGEOUS GULF sunsets on Anna
Maria Island. Key West-style home 2BR/2BA, two-
car carport, plus air-conditioned four-room bonus
area. Huge screened lanai, walk to pristine white
sand beach, central Island location. $349,900.
Chard Winheim, Coldwell Banker, 778-6743.

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.

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Real Estate


Island property sales
611 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, 23-A Imperial
House, a 698 sfla 2bed/lbath condo built in 1968, was
sold 5/7/02, Burns to Foster, for $115,000; list
$125,000.
795 N. Shore Dr., Anna Maria, a Gulffront 2,607
sfla home built in 1949 on a 50x125 lot, was sold 5/6/
02, Anna Maria Partners to Martin, for $1,172,000.
313 Magnolia, Anna Maria, a 1,120 sfla 2bed/
2bath/4car/pool home built in 1985 on a 73x1 14 lot,
was sold 5/17/02, Lewin to Green Flash LLC, for
$355,000; list $364,900.
5200 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 605 Martinique
South, a 1,057 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1970, was
sold 5/16/02, Romeo to Aker, for $385,000; list
$399,000.
524 72nd St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront 1,600
sfla 3bed/2bath/2car home built in 1979 on a 100xl 17
lot, was sold 5/15/02, Olsen to Little, for $435,000; list
$459,000.
608 Emerald Lane, Holmes Beach, a canalfront
2,081 sfla 4bed/3bath/2car/pool home built in 1969 on
a 95xl115 lot, was sold 5/17/02, Bouvet to Koche, for
$460,000; list $490,000.
7100 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 116 Nautilus, a
1,081 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1973, was sold 5/
17/02, Santola to Dahlquist, for $230,000.


114 Mangrove, a 2,200 sfla duplex built in 1969 on
a 75x110 lot, was sold 5/22/02, Cole to Coleman, for
$380,000.
127 51st St., Holmes Beach, a 2,082 sfla duplex
built in 1954 on a 100xl00 lot, was sold 5/23/02, Bel-
lows to Gutierrez, for $305,000.
24 Seaside Ct., Holmes Beach, a canalfront at-
tached 978 sfla 2bed/2bath/lcar villa built in 1964 on
a 25x89 lot, was sold 5/24/02, Pendergraft to Potter, for
$212,000; list $219,950.
2501 Avenue C, Bradenton Beach, a 1,740 sfla
duplex built in 1978 on a 50x 100 lot, was sold 5/24/02,
Kilbreth to Carl, for $150,000.
3011 Avenue E, Holmes Beach, a multi-family
7bed/4bath 3,199 sfla complex built in 1946 on a
75x105 lot, was sold 5/20/02, Fla. Island Investments
to Wood, for $400,000; list $420,000.
308 63rd St., Holmes Beach, a 4bed/4bath 1,740
sfla duplex built in 1977 on an 85xl 10 lot, was sold 5/
23/02, Freeman to Robinson, for $267,000; list
$287,000.
310 61st St., Holmes Beach, a 1,464 sfla 4bed/
2bath duplex built in 1971 on a 90x100 lot, was sold
5/24/02, Binkowski to Heineman, for $225,000.
Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate
broker, 778-1222, exclusively for The Islander. Copy-
right 2002.


$329,000 INCREDIBLE HOME t.:.trlk.
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Call Marianne Correll, Realtor
(941) 778-6066
6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217


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SALES & RENTALS
419 Pine Ave., Anna Maria FL 34216 PO Box 2150 (941) 778-2291
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294


This wonderful 3BR/3BA hideawayS" '
is tucked away in a quiet neighbor-
hood on Anna Maria's pristine p m -
north end, offering panoramic
views across tranquil Lake La Vista from a cheerful southwest exposure. The
34 by 13 ft. heated pool comes complete with a new vaulted cage and 7 ft. oc-
tagonal spa. There is also a boat dock and an enchanting butterfly garden with
meandering brick walkways, waterfall, goldfish pond and many lush specimen
plants and flowers. The cozy family room offers French doors and a white-brick
fireplace flanked by built-in bookcases and the elevated master suite offers pri-
vacy plus space and light throughout. Other features include a brand new roof,
automatic sprinkler system and an expansive double lot with 251 ft. of water-
front. The lovely Gulf beach is just steps away! Priced at $895,000, including
a one year homeowner's warranty and shown by appointment.


Visit our Web site at www.betsyhills.com


Realty raves
Christine Shaw was top listing agent in
June for Island Real Estate, obtaining the
most new listings. Alan Galletto was leading
sales agent, having the most closings for the
month.
Leading the roster for June at Wagner
Realty at the Anna Maria Island office were
Anne Miller and David Moynihan, tops in
new listings and sales, respectively. Other
leaders were Dorothy Cook in listings and
Mary Wickersham and Cindy English in sales
at the Longboat Key office.
Rebecca Smith and Elfi Starrett led in
listings and Gail Tutewiler in sales at the
Holmes Beach office of Wedebrock Real Es-
tate Co. in June. Other Wedebrock top listers
were Lynda Melnick, Mike Migone and Tina
Rudek at the Longboat Key office and
Teresia Bradford at Avenue of the Flowers.
Other leaders in sales were Migone, Rudek
and Melnick at Longboat Key and Sharon
Oper at Avenue of the Flowers.


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OUTSTANDING two-story 3BR/2BA home,
new 1998 construction. Steps from Gulf and bay.
Florida open-plan living, fireplace, tile floors
throughout, gorgeous kitchen and master suite.
$378,000. 778-7911 or 915-3383.

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REALTORS


COMMERCIAL. Unique opportunity to invest in a
nine-unit, income producing commercial property
located in a very desirable area of Holmes Beach.
Three apartments with some Gulf views, hair sa-
lon, daycare, two storage units and two work-
shops. Records of the many upgrades, renova-
tions and repairs upon request. Owner willing to
hold some financing. Price reduced! $685,000.
Call Susan Hatch, Realtor, 788-7616 eves.
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* 1/1 Steps to beach
* 2/1 Pool and steps
to beach
* 1/1 Steps to beach
* 1/1 Pool and steps to
beach
* 2/2 On beach
* 3/2 Steps to beach
* 2/2 Pool, on beach
* 2/2 Bay, pool, steps
to beach
* 2/1 On beach
* 2/2 Pool


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


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

Doug Dowling Realty
Phone & Fax: (941) 778-1222
E-Mail: dougdowling@earthlink.net
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26 Literary tree dwellers
27 Senseless talk
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29 Once called
30 1927 Literature Nobelist
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44 Fashion accessory
47 Cry of pain
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56 d'Or (prize at
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57 Swiss river
59 Series opener or finale?
60 Indian royalty
61 Synthetic fiber used in
bulletproof vests
62 All's opposite
64 Swiss relative
67 Quickly elapses
69 Point on a line
71 Colorful candy that sticks
to the teeth


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77 Dien" (Prince of
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78 "Darn it!"
80 Slur over
81 Criticize harshly
83 Sphere
85 Complain in front of a
mirror?
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89 Sticks
90 It might say "New
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City
91 Org. for teachers
92 Charm
94 Bissextile occurrence
96 Moisture around an
architect's sketch?
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103 __ corda (musical
direction)
104 Itch
105 Refrain from
farming?
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Sea
110 Whirlpool alternative
112 Messenger's odorous
emission?
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118 Distinguished
119 Available, but not at
theaters
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121 Mercury, for one
122 Stockbreeding
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16 Humbug
17 Skater Slutskaya
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19 Hitherto
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singer
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Desire
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Bread, at times
Sports org. with the Grey
Cup
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Top position
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PERICO ISLAND Surrounded by private wall, pool
and gardens and sunporch area. Upstairs loft and
rooms, vaulted ceilings, spacious rooms. A great
home for entertaining. Fireplace, large kitchen.
$250,000. MLS#84005. Rose Schnoerr, 778-2261.












HOLIDAY HEIGHTS 5BR/3BA, two-car garage
home with solar heated pool and spa. Selling
with ALF business. Quiet neighborhood, tran-
quil pool setting. $295,000. MLS#82351.
Noreen Roberts, 778-2261.


SMUGGLER'S LANDING Beautifully renovated
condo with 40-foot dock on deep-water canal. All
new kitchen with Corian and an 11-by-9-foot break-
fast area. 154-sf glassed-in lanai. $389,900.
MLS#84143. Pam Hayhurst, 778-2261.


3614 East Bay Dri

3614 East Bay Dri


SOUTHWOOD VILLAGE Great westside loca-
tion, west on US 41. Located in the desirable
Bayshore area. Good schools. Excellent home
for first time buyer. Walk to shopping $94,900.
MLS#83978. Chard Winheim, 778-2261.





LOTS & ACREAGE

Chard Winheim

Bradenton, $349,900.

Rose Schnoerr

Bradenton, $279,000.


INCREDIBLE VIEW of Palma Sola Bay! Lovely
2BR/2BA, ground-floor unit. Totally turnkey
furnished. Eat-in kitchen, one-car garage with
extra storage. $247,000. MLS#82683. Susan
Hollywood, 778-2261.


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69 Cowboys' home,
familiarly
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72 1997 Fonda role
73 Sails
75 Hebrew prophet
76 Take back, in a way
79 Drives away
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