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


S Anna Maria


Islander


Final pitches, page 20.
Final pitches, page 20.


'The Best News on Anna Maria


Island Since 1992"


'Top Notch' family of three
Peggy Nash of Anna Maria took this photo of a Great Egret with her chicks while visiting St. Augustine.
According to Audubon's Field Guide to Florida, the Great Egret develops its long, lacy, white plumes on the
back during breeding. Nash will receive a certificate for brunch for two persons at Ooh La La! bistro, and she
can claim an Islander "more-than-a-mullet-wrapper" T-shirt and a Duffi's Tavern cap from The Islander for
her entry. The 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 4.

One applicant for Ward 3 in Bradenton Beach


There is one applicant for the Ward 3 position, due
to become vacant July 31 in the wake of Commissioner
Ross Benjamin's resignation.
And the applicant is a familiar face indeed in
Bradenton Beach: Berneitta Kays, who served as com-
missioner from 1997 to 2001.
"I have four years experience as the commissioner
representing the third ward," Ms. Kays wrote to Mayor
John Chappie. "I feel my past experience as commis-
sioner will be an asset to the city, as I am familiar with
many of the current issues the city is facing."
Kays declined to seek another term in office last
fall, prompting Benjamin and former Mayor Connie
Drescher to run for the Ward 3 post last November.
Benjamin won and took office, then announced his


Dead turtles,

swamped nests sour

soaked weekend
By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Another weekend storm tore up the sea turtles'
world on the Island, with two dead adult loggerheads
found on the beach and at least two nests washed out
S by high water.
A Bradenton Beach
girl, Miranda Massey, sacri-
ficed an afternoon on her
surfboard, opting instead to
protect a turtle nest exposed
on the escarpment built by
high waves at high tide, and
drew high praise from Anna
Maria Island Turtle Watch.
Massey The dead adult turtles
were a female found on the
PLEASE SEE TURTLES, NEXT PAGE


decision to retire from office the end of June.
Benjamin said angry accusations and attacks
against both him and his wife led to his leaving office.
He said he didn't move to the Island "to be abused and
attacked."
The city charter calls for vacancies on the commis-
sion be filled by nominations from the remaining com-
* missioners of qualified, interested residents living in
the ward. 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, includ-
ing the Pines Trailer Park.
Chappie has said he hopes to fill the vacancy on the
commission at the Aug. I regular meeting of the city
commission.


Volume 10, no. 36, July 17, 2002 FREE


Bully tactics


produce Villa


Rosa approval

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria city commissioners on July 11 ap-
proved the preliminary plat plans for the controversial
Villa Rosa subdivision, but not before they were again
faced with threats from lawyers hired by developers
GSR Development LLC to push approval through the
commission.
Even in giving their approval to the 15-unit single
family home subdivision slated for South Bay Boule-
vard, the commission attached several conditions to the
project, and expressed dismay at the continued bully-
ing tactics of GSR lawyers.
Tampa attorney William Terry produced the first
attack at the meeting, claiming Commissioner Chuck
Webb "might have a conflict of interest and should
recuse yourself from any further participation.
"Further, your activities could draw the City of
Anna Maria into expensive litigation, with [the city]
incurring not only substantial attorneys fees, but sub-
stantial damages," Terry claimed.
In a July 8 letter to Mayor SueLynn, Terry had also
threatened the city with a lawsuit if the plans were not
approved.
Webb had represented the Lardas family in the sale
of the property to GSR Development.
Webb rejected the claim and said if Terry had any
evidence of a conflict of interest, he should take it to
the Florida Bar Association and Florida's Ethics Com-
mission and let them decide.
In the interim, a final vote on the preliminary plans
could wait until a decision, said Commissioner John
Quam.
Any further delay in a vote, however, seemed to be
something GSR lawyers were not willing to accept.
Terry said he was not "asserting a conflict of inter-
PLEASE SEE VILLA ROSA, PAGE 4


Turtle
cadaver
calculations
First this dead
female loggerhead
was discovered at
70th Street, then
later on Saturday a
male washed up
near the
Martinique condo.
Sherry Emigh and
Glenn Wiseman
take statistics for
Anna Maria Island
Turtle Watch.
Wiseman said
there were no signs
of trauma to either
dead turtle.
Islander Photo:
Bonner Jov





PAGE 2 E JULY 17, 2002 N THE ISLANDER
Turtles, nests take a beating
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
beach at 70th Street in Holmes Beach Sunday morning,
and a male discovered near the Martinique later the
same day. Neither showed any sign of trauma, said
Claudia Wiseman of Turtle Watch. Both loggerheads
were at about the same low stage of decomposition.
Most of Saturday's storm problems were at the
north and south ends of the Island. Turtle Watch beach
patrols found eggs exposed at Bean Point and Coquina
Beach and relocated them as near the original nests as
possible.
Others found that the high water had washed away
the stakes marking half a dozen nests' locations, but
didn't find any eggs from them. "We just hope the eggs
will survive," said Wiseman.
A couple of nests that had not been marked by
Turtle Watch volunteers also were exposed when
waves washed the sand away from them.
"They were showing at the edge of the escarpment,
which was about two feet high," said Glenn Wiseman,
with wife Claudia longtime turtle protectors. "It was
like a cross-section of a nest."
In Bradenton Beach, Miranda Massey, 14, kept
watch at an exposed nest at 23rd Street and protected
it by blocking the waves with her surfboard for nearly
two hours until help arrived, Glenn Wiseman said. She


Crowd concerns
Wherever the loggerheads go, Turtle Watch and a crowd with plenty of questions -follow. This dead
female loggerhead was discovered on the beach at 70th Street in Holmes Beach Saturday morning. Islander
Photos: Bonner Joy


A male loggerhead turtle washed ashore in Holmes
Beach over the weekend.


had been headed for the Gulf for fun, as she usually
does when the "surf's up."
A brighter note was two more new nests spotted
Monday. That brings the "net number" of nests on
Anna Maria Island to 80, he said, with a new nest
showing up about every other morning. One nest on
Coquina Beach has hatched, he noted, and others are
due to hatch any time now.
Also on a bright note, Marine Rescue Lt. Collin
Schmidt managed to rescue approximately 40 eggs at
Coquina Beach, which he turned over to Turtle Watch.


They have since hatched and the hatchlings were re-
leased to the Gulf Tuesday night.
As of presstime, there were 90 nests laid, 81 false
crawls and 10 nest washouts.
Turtles dig nests about two feet deep, lay around
100 eggs the size of pingpong balls, cover them and let
sun and sand incubate them. They hatch 55 days or
more later. Both nesting and hatching take place at
night. The incubating eggs are, unfortunately, water
permeable and the hatchlings can drown in the eggs if
exposed for a prolonged time.


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THE ISLANDER M JULY 17, 2002. PAGE 3


Water, tax on tap at BIEO meeting today


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The Coalition of Barrier Island Elected Officials
will meet at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, in Anna
Maria to discuss several important issues, including
water for the Island.
Some Island elected officials had attended a July
10 meeting in Anna Maria where city commissioners,
county water officials and representatives of the pro-
posed Villa Rosa subdivision had met to discuss water
concurrency in the city and on the Island.
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn will pass on the infor-
mation gleaned from that meeting to all BIEO in atten-
dance.
At the July 10 meeting, county water manager John
Zimmerman gave a broad overview of water availabil-
ity and promised that even with new developments on
the Island already approved, the county can meet the
Island demand for water.
Zimmerman said a new pumping station in north-
west Bradenton should be on-line in November and this


'Out of Time'


is out of weather
By.Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
July weather here is hard on turtles and tourists -
and moviemakers.
The picture "Out of Time," a murder mystery star-
ring Denzel Washington, will be filmed partly in Cortez
when weather permits. It hasn't so far.
Cortezians involved were told a week or two ago to
stand by for filming this week, maybe Thursday, maybe
Saturday. Or maybe July 23 and 24, according to one lo-
cal report.
MGM publicist Deborah
'. Simmrin said scenes to be
shot first in Boca Grande
have been waiting on the
weather there, too. "The
weather has changed our
schedule all along the line,"
d a she said. "It's made it impos-
Ssible to shoot anything out-
doors here day after day."
Most of the location scenes
Washington will be filmed in Boca
Grande, with some to be
done on the Cortez waterfront. MGM leased Cortez
Wood Design and the adjoining boat basin from the
Rivolta Group, which bought the old Sigma fish house
property and refurbished it
over the past two years.
An MGM crew has
converted a dock shed into a
"house" over the water on the
mangrove point separating the
marina from Sarasota Bay.
Kim Ibasfalean of Cap-
tain Kim's Boat Rides and
Charters in Cortez is a consult-
ant on the location, to provide
her boats for use and arrange
for other "more rustic" Cortez
boats for local color. Insurance coverage requires a licensed
captain to move vessels around, she said.
According to IMDb, a film Web site, Washington
plays a small town police officer involved in a torrid
affair with a woman (Sanaa Latham) for whom he's al-
ways carried a torch so much so that he steals money
from the evidence room to run away with her. When she
double crosses him, he discovers she set up the affair as
a selfish ruse and vows to seek revenge.
According to The Boca Beacon newspaper in Boca
Grande, the movie takes place in a small, Florida coastal
town called Banyon Key.
The Beacon also reported that while Washington's
house is being "built" out over the water in Cortez, a sec-
ond house in Boca Grande has been built and this structure
will actually be set on fire as part of a fight scene.
"Denzel's crew" reportedly will be staying at the
Silver Surf Motel, Tradewinds Resort and Tortuga Inn,
all in Bradenton Beach, after busing here from Miami.


will greatly improve water pressure for Holmes Beach
and Anna Maria. Those two cities get their water
through a main pipe extending under the Anna Maria
Island Bridge.
The water for Bradenton Beach and the Manatee
County portion of Longboat Key crosses in a pipe un-
der the Cortez Bridge and a pumping station in Cortez
is already operational, he said.
In addition, galvanized pipes on the Island, some of
which were installed in the 1960s, are gradually being
replaced with new, larger PVC pipe. These new pipes will
also improve water pressure and flow, Zimmerman said.
County water project manager Janet McAfee as-
serted there is enough water for the county, including
the Island, even in the face of the housing develop-
ments now under construction east of Interstate 75.
The county just has to manage its resources care-
fully, she said.
But water availability in the county could change
in the future and desalination plants may become a vi-
able option at some point, said Zimmerman.


SueLynn also wants the BIEO to talk about the tax
collected by the county on rooms rented for less than
a six-month period, often called the "tourist tax."
She wants the BIEO to discuss why the Island
doesn't get any money from the Bradenton Area Con-
vention and Visitors Bureau and perhaps make a united
appeal for some of these funds to get back to the Island
to assist tourism promotion and development.
The CVB in 2001 collected $28 million in "bed
tax," of which about 60 percent or $16.8 million came
from the Island and the Manatee County portion of
Longboat Key.
The CVB funds its own budget from that tax, but
shares none of the revenue with the Island.
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce offi-
cials have asked the CVB on several occasions to
help fund a tourist information on the Island, but to
no avail. The CVB does, however, fund a tourist
information center in Ellenton and has provided
funds for the renovation of the Crosley Mansion,
among other projects.


Gazebo designed,

check presented
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore, left,
received a check for $97,500 for construc-
tion of a gazebo in the city from Florida
Rep. Mike Bennett. The gazebo is proposed
to be partially open air, partially enclosed
with 1,805 feet of area under roof The
pavilion will feature bathrooms and will be
handicap-accessible, and is large enough
to accommodate a 100-piece orchestra.
The funding for construction comes
through the Florida Recreation Develop-
ment Assistance Program and was ap-
proved by the Florida Legislature earlier
this year. Islander Photo: Paul Roat


Meetings


Anna Maria City
July 17, 10:30 a.m., citizen of the year committee
meeting.
July 17, 6:45 p.m., Environmental Enhancement and
Education Committee meeting.
July 18, 7 p.m., charter.review committee meeting.
July 18, 7 p.m., city commission work session on bud-
get.
July 22, 7:30 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting.
July 23, 7 p.m., city commission work session on bud-
get TENTATIVE.
July 25, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
July 18, 1 p.m., city commission meeting.
July 18, 2 p.m., city commission "shade" meeting on
pending litigation.
July 25, 6:30 p.m., planning and 7nninn board meeting.


Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
July 18, 10 a.m., code enforcement board meeting.
July 23, 7 p.m., city commission meeting with work
session immediately following.
July 25, 1 p.m., planning commission meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Of Interest
July 17, 3 p.m., Barrier Island Elected Officials meet-
ing, Anna Maria City Hall.
July 18, 6 p.m., West Manatee Fire & Rescue District
Commission meeting, public hearing on budget, 6001
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
July 22, 9:30 a.m., Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan
Planning Organization meeting, USF-New College
Campus, Sudakoff Center, Sarasota.






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Villa Rosa OK'd in Anna Maria
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

est," merely asking Webb to consider he might have
one.
Webb said he didn't have a problem with a conflict
of interest and was ready to vote on the issue.
Not to be outdone by his colleague, attorney Steve
Thompson representing GSR said his clients have
rights and they are paying a significant amount of in-
terest money and they need an immediate decision.
"We want a vote, one way or the other," but that's not
a threat, he said in reply to a question from SueLynn.
Commissioner John Michaels said he was "dis-
tressed" at all the phone calls and threats produced by
the GSR lawyers. "These tactics are unnecessary."
However, said Michaels, let's "put it back on
track."
Based upon information provided at a July 10
meeting among city commissioners, county utility of-
ficials, Island elected officials and representatives of
GSR -Development, there is enough water pressure to
fight a house fire if the project provides sprinkler sys-
tems in each new house, Michaels said.
And the city requirement of 121.5 gallons of wa-
ter per person per day may not be relevant. The county
has said they can meet the water demand imposed by
15 units in Villa Rosa, he added.
Frank Foran of George F. Young Inc., the planning
company for Villa Rosa, produced the results of a cer-
tified fire flow test done earlier that day by a Bradenton
company that showed the project meets county require-
ments for fire flow. The test results were approved by
the West Manatee Fire and Rescue District, Foran said.
In addition, said Foran, the test showed that based
upon the city's water currency demand, more than
850,000 gallons of water could reach Anna Maria resi-
dents every day, while the city requirement was about
440,000 gallons daily. Villa Rosa would only increase
that need by .1.8 percent, he claimed, well under 50
percent of what the county could provide.
"So based upon the data you supplied, there is
enough fire flow," said SueLynn.
Satisfied that the water demand could be met, com-
missioners questioned Thompson on various condi-


tions.
One condition Thompson would not agree to was
to assure commissioners Villa Rosa would not be a
gated community.
Questioned about the environmental impact of
Villa Rosa, Jim Farr for George F. Young said the
project will not interact with environmentally sensitive
areas along the properties fringe, and removing the
Australian pines and other brush from the property will
not affect the cover or food supply of any wild animals.
He admitted no environmental impact study will be
done except as required by the Southwest Florida Wa-
ter Management District.
City Attorney Jim Dye seemed to carry the day
when he noted that this is only "preliminary approval."
The commission still has to approve the final plans, and
city building officials can halt the project if city codes
are not being met or conditions imposed by a prelimi-
nary plat approval are not observed.
After consultations with Dye on the wording of a


motion, the commission gave unanimous approval to
the preliminary plans with some attached conditions.
Those stipulations include assurances water level
services at the project will not fall below adopted lev-
els, installing a sprinkler system in each of the 15 units,
maintaining the entrance road, providing an approved
Swiftmud permit for stormwater drainage, and con-
structing a turn-around area at the entrance if develop-
ers install a gate.
The gate issue disturbed SueLynn, even as she
gave her vote for preliminary approval.
"I find the gate reprehensible. It draws a line in the
sand and is not why people come here." A gated com-
munity is "elitist" and "divisive" and not what Anna
Maria is all about, she said.
Thompson said developers have not yet decided on
the gate issue.
Final plat plans are expected in about six months.
If approved at that time, GSR can then begin selling
lots to private buyers to construct homes.




'Red Snappers'
Members of the Red Hat
Society of Manatee
County, called "Red
Snappers, gathered at
the Manatee Public
*Beach and then took the
trolley to the Waterfront
restaurant in Anna
Maria for lunch. Left to
right are Cele Van
Winkle, Kathleen
Horohoe, Marian Van
Winkle, Petey Pratt, Flo
I&Mullen, Kathleen
lt J--Uttendofer and Sarah
Maloney.


Rules, entry forms for 2002 'Top

Notch' Islander photo contest

ENTER WEEKLY, FRIDAY BY 5 PM FOR THE FOLLOWING WEEK'S CONTEST.
Six weeks remain with the grand prize winner annoucned Aug. 28.
1) The Islander Newspaper's Top Notch Photo Contest is strictly for amateur
photographers. Amateur photographers are those who derive less than 5 percent of
their income from photography.
2) Black-and-white and color photographs taken after Jan. 1, 2001, are eligible.
This allows for extended eligibility. Photos previously published (in any format/media)
or entered in any Islander or other competitions are not eligible.
3) Photographs may be taken with any make of camera. No retouching or other
alteration (except cropping) is permitted of negatives, prints or electronic photo files;
no composite pictures or multiple printing can be submitted. Digital photos may be sub-
mitted as digital file (e-mail) or a printed photograph. Slide (transparency) photos are
not accepted.
4) Entrant's name, address and phone number must be written clearly, in ink, on
the contest label and affixed to the back of each print, or listed in the e-mail message
along with the digital photo attachment. Mail entries to The Islander Top Notch Photo
Contest, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. E-mail digital entries to
news @ islander.org.
5) Entrants by their entry agree that The Islander may publish their pictures for local
promotion. Entrants must be able to furnish the original negative or digital image if
requested by the contest editor. All photos submitted become the property of The Is-
lander. Photos will not be returned. The Islander and contest sponsors assume no
responsibility for negatives, diskettes, CDs or photo prints.
Entrant must know the name and address of any recognizable persons appearing
in the picture and those must be enclosed/attached with the entry.
6) Employees of The Islander and their immediate family members are not eligible
to enter the contest.
7) Any taxes on prizes are the sole responsibility of the winners. Any cash prize won
by a minor will be awarded to a parent or guardian. Prize rights are not transferable.
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THE ISLANDER M JULY 17, 2002 M PAGE 5


Hope remains despite grouper ruling


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
After a devastating ruling to local commercial fish-
ers by a regional council, long-line red grouper fisher-
men are pinning their hopes on a new stock assessment
and on the U.S. Secretary of Commerce.
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council
voted 13-3 late last week to prohibit long-line fishing
within 80 miles of the Florida coast. The policy could
take effect in six months to a year.
If the commerce office signs off on it, "people are
lined up with lawsuits," said Karen Bell of A.P. Bell
Fish Co., in Cortez, one of two commercial fishing rep-
resentatives on the 17-member council.
The Bell company doesn't want to sue, "we've
never gone that route and we don't want to now." But
she never said never to the possibility.
The proposed regulations are intended to reduce
the Gulf red grouper catch by 45 percent, which Bell
told her fellow regulators "is asking one user group to
carry the brunt of recovery" of the red grouper fishery,


which she noted seems to be recovering by itself.
It would push long-liners 80 to 100 miles offshore
into about 300 feet of water. They now are allowed
within 50 miles of shore in 120 feet of water. Bell
pointed out that there are no red grouper at 300 feet.
Some council members said the long-liners could
convert their vessels to "bandit" boats, which are al-
lowed closer inshore. Bell said "bandits" are about 35
feet long where long-liners' boats are 50-plus feet.
Cortez is home to 20 of the big boats.
"Bandit" fishing lines dangle from reels straight
down to the bottom and mostly concentrate on snapper,
where long-liners lay three to five miles of baited hooks
on the bottom where grouper feed. Grouper don't con-
gregate like snapper, she said.
She noted that a socio-economist testified that a
long-liner going over to "bandit" could expect to make
money after four years: "What commercial fisherman
can afford to lose money for four years in the hope of
making some later?" Bell asked.
Hopes for convincing the secretary of commerce to


reject the proposal rest mainly on a new "stock assess-
ment" now being prepared for release in a couple of
months. It will use red grouper fishery data from 1999
and 2000, Bell said, where the council based its deci-
sion on an assessment based on 1995-96 data.
The fishery has grown much stronger in the six or
seven years since, she said. The Bell boats are doing bet-
ter now than then, bringing in more fish with less effort.
Like the fishermen, local restaurateurs hope the
secretary will reject the proposed long-line ban. It
would mean higher prices for local fish and probably
lower quality if imports have to be accepted, said David
Ambrose, general manager of the Seafood Shack.
The price would go out of sight, said Mar Vista's
Jordan Hodson, whose father and brother, Danny and
"Spud" Gilliland, are grouper fishermen out of Cortez.
The council accepted recreational fishermen's rec-
ommendation that the minimum size of keeper fish
increase from 20 inches to 22 and limit such fishermen
to two red grouper per person per trip, within the ex-
isting limit of five grouper of any type.


Median improvements proposed on Key Royale Drive


Key Royale's "Main Street" may be getting
spruced up a bit come this fall.
Pete Robertson and Sam Planck of the Key Royale
Residents-Owners Association have offered to make land-
scape improvements to the 13 medians along Key Royale
Drive if Holmes Beach will supply water for irrigation.
Tentative landscape plans were offered to the city's
parks and beautification board last week and received
tentative approval. A recommendation on the proposal
is expected in August, and the matter will then go to the
city commission for a final decision.
"About 10 years ago we planted palms on the medi-
ans, plus oleanders and hibiscus," said Pete Robinson of
the residents' association, "but only the palms survived."
He said that the 13 medians along the road through


the subdivision are 4,225 feet in length and any beau-
tification efforts regarding landscaping "our theme
to put some color in and refresh it" would need ir-
rigation to be successful.
Holmes Beach Public Works Director Joe Duennes
offered a positive response to the water issue. "The city
is willing to put in two, and perhaps three water meters
if it is legally possible," he said, adding that Mayor
Carol Whitmore had agreed to the estimated $10,000
expense this fiscal year if the association would be
willing to supply and maintain plantings.
Once the meters are installed, Duennes added, the
association would have to foot the bill for linking the
median water service at an amount still to be determined.
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(Opinion


Bully for you, mayor
The controversial Villa Rosa subdivision finally got its
preliminary approval from the Anna Maria City Commis-
sion last week, but commissioners were clearly not happy
with the numerous threats of legal action against the city if
the project was not immediately approved.
Even the integrity of a city commissioner was ques-
tioned by the high-priced attorneys for GSR in a desperate
attempt to influence and rush the commission's vote.
It worked.
GSR lawyers used the words "further legal action" so
many times in letters to the city and public meetings, we
began to think it was part of the firm's name.
Those tactics, however, would be better suited for pro-
fessional wrestling or arena football. Put that stuff in Judge
Judy's courtroom and see how far you get.
Villa Rosa attorneys continually asked what the big deal
was over a 15-unit complex in the sleepy north-end city. But
hey, it's the largest housing project to hit this city in 40 years,
according to some Anna Maria originals.
The commission was totally within its rights to perform
"due diligence" and obtain more information on the impact
this project will have on the city before approval. To do
anything less would have failed the people who elected the
mayor and commissioners.
If GSR was trying to win friends and influence people
in Anna Maria, they only succeeded in alienating them-
selves. Actually, there should be no confusion.
GSR is sitting on a multi-million-dollar project and their
lawyers would not agree to a clause in the approval stating
developers would not install a gate at the entrance to the
project. What should that tell us about the development?
GSR obviously plans to build an elitist, gated commu-
nity of million dollar-plus homes for the elitist, rich snobs
of the world to enjoy, and keep everybody else out.
In fact, we speculate they think they need the elitist
image to set prices on their canalfront homesites in the
neighborhood of "millionaires row" fronting the Gulf of
Mexico on North Shore Boulevard.
Mayor SueLynn voted to approve the preliminary plans,
but made it clear a private gate at Villa Rosa was an elitist
"line in the sand" and she was emphatically opposed to any
restrictions on public access.
As she put it, "they can come on our property, but we
can't come on theirs" if they install a gate at Villa Rosa.
"That's not what this community is all about," she said.
We hope the developers will sense the community's
sensitivity over the gate issue. After all, if a gate is needed
in Anna Maria, it should be at the city limit.
It happens too often, that folks come to Anna Maria
Island for what it is, and set about to change it.


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Opinion


Sold out by officials
How can the people proposing a scenic highway
say the designation will not be on maps when the bro-
chures they hand out show scenic highways and by-
ways on them? Keeping that in mind, how can they say
there would be no increase in traffic?
According to the American Automobile Associa-
tion, whose maps are updated every year, scenic high-
ways are indicated on all their regional maps. Approxi-
mately 30 percent of their members, when asking for
motoring directions, ask for scenic highways.
How can Anna Maria, Longboat Key and Cortez
just hide their heads and think scenic highway desig-
nation in Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach will not
influence them?
We have been sold out by our city and county of-
r !. Our way of life is worth more than all the grant
uiiuocy they can get through scenic highway designa-
tion.
Billie P. Martini, Holmes Beach


Protect paradise,
Perico Island
Is it really possible Arvida/St. Joe Co. is losing
interest in developing Perico Island? Have they re-
alized our concerns regarding compatibility issues,
environmental impact, safety, and traffic are legiti-
mate? Or are they lying low until after the elections,
at which time they will descend on our community
again?
We must not become complacent. Look at
Perico Island, then imagine concrete monoliths 10
stories high on that little bit of land. Imagine, then
do something. Paddle a kayak or canoe back into the
bayou and experience the beauty that is there. If you
can't get there, arrange to view Jan Marie Martell's
video of the bayou. Get involved before it is too late.
Write the Bradenton City Council, 101 Old Main


St., Bradenton FL 34205. Ask them to revisit their
decision to allow 10-story high rises on Perico Is-
land. Write St. Joe headquarters at 1650 Prudential
Drive, Suite 400, Jacksonville FL 32207. Let CEO
Peter Rummell, know that this Arvida high-rise de-
velopment is not wanted in our community. Write
the Manatee County commissioners asking them to
set aside money for the future purchase of environ-
mentally sensitive lands so the peace and beauty of
Manatee County can be enjoyed, by all, now and into
the future.
When the land is gone, it will be too late. Now
is the time to act to keep a little bit of paradise un-
spoiled.
Marilyn Stasica, Palma Sola



Give blood and glasses
During last month's Islandwide blood drive, my
husband and I were gratified to learn that our donations
would help so many people, and so quickly, too. Not
only in blood but also with local charities, by the
anonymous donation of $100 per pint collected. It is
sad to think that donors lined up for hours after 9-11,
and now there is a near shortage of blood.
I was also saddened to have lost my prescription
glasses in the parking lot that afternoon. A car tire
found them, and the person who found them afterward
threw them away.
Had the person left them at The Islander, I could
have received a replacement pair free of charge, as they
were under warranty. Without them I need to replace
them myself. Glasses have become very costly, espe-
cially for our family of three. I hope to let people know
to please not throw away glasses that they find, no
matter how mangled.
Thank you, Islander, for caring and hosting the
blood drive.
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,THE ISLANDER. JULY-17, 20,02 : PAGE 7


Community Center compromise possible


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The impasse between the Anna Maria Island
Community Center and the City of Anna Maria over
ownership of the land at AMICC could be solved
with a new, 99-year lease, commissioners learned at
their July 11 workshop session.
Commissioner Linda Cramer suggested either
extending the current lease to 99 years or preparing
a new lease for the same period as an alternative to
transferring title to the nonprofit company that op-
erates the Center.
AMICC officials had previously asked the city
to give them title to the land as an aid in their present
$3.5 million fundraising campaign to renovate the
Center. A number of large, private donors did not
want to contribute to the project because the AMICC
did not own the property it operated on, Center of-
ficials have said.
Many Anna Maria residents have opposed a title
transfer.
Attorney Alan Bobo representing the AMICC
said the Center "does not want to be in an adverse
position" with the city. "We feel a 99-year lease
would be a wonderful compromise.
"We think we can go to donors with a 99-year
lease and get to where we want to go. We would be
pleased with that and want to work as partners."
AMICC board member Don Schroder agreed
with the concept of a new lease. "The most obvious
way to proceed is a fee simple title, but otherwise
with a 99-year lease, we would take it."
Bobo said the center is comfortable with the con-
ditions of the current lease and an extension would
not be a problem. He did note that while AMICC
carries the primary insurance, there is no indemnity
agreement with the city at present.
Mayor SueLynn said she would have City Attor-
ney Jim Dye consult with Bobo and draw up an ex-
tension for discussion at a regular city commission
meeting.


City resident Ken Davis, a volunteer with the
Anna Maria Historical Society, asked the city to help
preserve Roser Cottage on Pine Avenue from de-
struction or further development. The property is
currently for sale at $485,000 and an offer has been
made but not yet accepted, he said.
Davis said city ordinance 86-31 allows the city
to create its own list of historical sites and placing
Roser Cottage on that list would require any owner
to first obtain a city permit before any alternations
or removal.
His suggestion is "not an effort for the city to
buy Roser Cottage, but will preserve the structure
and that site" while the historical society sdeks fund-
ing to purchase the house, he said.
Commissioner Chuck Webb, however, sug-
gested the city did not have enough facts to place
Roser Cottage on such a list. The city could be in-
volving itself in "inverse condemnation" and subject
to a lawsuit.
Webb was not sure if the code could protect the
city from a lawsuit and he would be "uncomfortable"
with designating Roser Cottage as an historical site
without consent of the present landowner.
But "time is of the essence" said Davis. "You
can talk to your city attorney to see the conse-
quences, but you have the power."
Maybe, replied Webb, but the city does not want
to turn this into a war. He noted any owner of Roser
Cottage would still have to obtain a demolition per-
mit to tear down the house.
Commissioner Cramer suggested purchasing the
house, not the property, in the event the owner wants
to tear it down. The house could then be moved to
the city's historical park where the Belle Haven Cot-
tage is located.
Davis like the idea of creating an historical vil-


lage in the city, but resident Larry Albert said the
city often does not seem to be "tourist motivated" or
"tourist friendly."
SueLynn said she would have Dye check into the
historical site ordinance and how it might apply to
Roser Cottage. In the interim, she asked Supervisor
of Public Works George McKay to be on the look-
out for any permit application to tear down Roser
Cottage.
Commissioners also discussed where city offi-
cials will be in time of an emergency such as a hur-
ricane.
The mayor advised everyone ini the city to have
an evacuation plan ready, and have homes and shops
prepared for the coming hurricane season.
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'Shade' meeting Thursday in Bradenton Beach


By Paul Roat
A rare private "public" meeting will take place in
Bradenton Beach Thursday afternoon.
Attorneys for two developers will meet with city
attorneys and the city commission to discuss pending
litigation on Gulffront property in the 1400 block of
Gulf Drive, across the street from the Bermuda Bay
condominium.
City commissioners denied development of two
duplexes on the land in April 2000. Attorneys for the
developers, Island Inc. and Beach Development Inc.,
filed a lawsuit against the city, citing the city decision



Dollar



extinction in



Anna Maria

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Don't bother looking for dollars in the sand along
Bayfront Park in Anna Maria. You won't get rich find-
ing any money, and you probably won't find many
sand dollars either.
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch volunteer and
Anna Maria resident Sybille Petereit was on her morn-
ing turtle patrol July 10 along Bayfront Park's shore-
line when she discovered a huge pile of sand dollars
neatly stacked along a seawall at the Rod & Reel Mo-
tel.
Petereit quickly began.putting the animals back in
the water in the desperate hope that some might sur-
vive. "They were still brown, so I thought some could
be alive," she said. She estimated there were about 250
sand dollars in the original stack, and she put back
about 100 before she took a picture of the remaining
marine animals.
"It was an outrageous sight. I just couldn't believe
that someone had done this. Obviously, it was some-
one uneducated about our waters," she said.
Petereit then contacted Turtle Watch member
Mady Iseman, who called Anna Maria Code Enforce-
ment Officer Gerry Rathvon and Mayor SueLynn.
According to Rathvon, county law prohibits any-
one from taking more than two live shellfish from


to deny the proposed project was not made with "sub-
stantial, competent evidence."
A circuit court judge ruled in favor of the city in
August 2001. However, another phase of the legal pro-
ceedings dealing with establishing declaratory judg-
ment on the property has been pending.
It is expected that Thursday's meeting will deal
with terms of a settlement on the final phase of the law-
suit.
Florida law requires all meetings of elected offi-
cials to be open to the public held in the "sunshine."
However, a clause in the Sunshine Law allows private


Manatee County waters in one day.
Iseman said she then went to the motel and found
a mother and father and two teenage daughters beside
'the remaining sand dollars.
The mother admitted the family had taken the sand
dollars from the water, but claimed they didn't realize
it was against the law, said Iseman.
Iseman then left -and went to city hall to see
Rathvon, who had spent a few minutes investigating
the appropriate laws and ordinances. But when
Rathvon arrived at the motel, she couldn't find anyone
at the site who would admit taking the sand dollars and
the remainder had been returned to the water and the
family had left. Rathvon said it took about 20 minutes
to get her legal paperwork together and reach the mo-


meetings of elected officials to discuss pending litiga-
tion. Those "shade" meetings prohibit press and pub-
lic from attending, but a transcript of the meetings is
required and is made public once the legal action is fi-
nalized.
"It is an exception to one of the most important
laws in the state," attorney Dick Groff of the city's law
firm Dye, Deitrich, Prather, Petruff and St. Paul, said
of shade meetings last week. The meeting is the first of
its kind in Bradenton Beach in more than a decade.
The shade meeting will begin at 2 p.m. but don't
plan to attend.


Sybille Petereit of
Anna Maria took
this picture July 10
.-'lowof a "collection" of
About 150 live sand
dollars stacked in
n front of the Rod &
Reel Motel. The
photo was taken
after Petereit had
returned about 100
to the water in
hopes they might
-survive. Islander
Photo: Courtesy of
Sybille Petereit






tel following Iseman's call.
"So they probably put the sand dollars back and left
immediately," said Iseman, who believed the family
was from England. "I had told them someone would
probably be by later in the day to talk to them about the
sand dollars," Iseman added.
Taking marine life from the water is a "common
problem with many first-time tourists," said Petereit.
"We need to educate people and make them aware that
when they come here, taking marine life or interfering
with a sea turtle is prohibited."
Iseman agreed. "We need some type of education.
The motels and [rental unit] owners should have some-
thing in each room about our beach, marine and city
laws. Maybe the media can help."


Anna Maria eyes 27.3 percent budget increase


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria city commissioners began the unenvi-
able task July 9 of sifting through a proposed budget for
2002-03 of $1.74 million, a 27.3 percent increase from
last year's $1.366 million budget.
But property owners can relax. The budget is still
based on a millage rate of 2.00, the lowest of the three
Island cities.
Maybe property owners shouldn't relax. The pro-
jected $146,000 budget increase in city revenues
through ad valorem taxes from $630,558 to
$776,716 is derived from a nearly $100 million in-
crease in city property values this fiscal year, accord-
ing to the Manatee County tax assessors office.
And the $1.74 million proposed budget is likely to
go even higher.
Commissioners could decide to hire a part-time
building official that would add another $32,604 to the
budget.
The commission consensus was that current build-
ing official and public works supervisor George
McKay was wearing too many hats. McKay agreed,
noting he had only wanted to do both jobs for two
years.
New state building codes have created a backlog in
Manatee County inspections, said Commissioner John
Michaels, and he was concerned that could happen in
the city with just one building official who also doubles
as the public works director.
The options are to out-source building inspections


or rely on the current interlocal agreement with Holmes
Beach to provide a building official when the city needs
one, said McKay.
The problem, noted Mayor SueLynn, is that
Holmes Beach can't help the city much at present. The
present Holmes Beach building official is on medical
leave, a second official has not yet been hired, and
Holmes Beach itself is experiencing a backlog of in-
spections. Thus, the need to provide for a building of-
ficial in the Anna Maria budget.
Commissioner Michaels suggested using the
interlocal agreement for a year to see if it works.
In the interim, the $32,604 becomes a line item in
the budget, even if it's not used by the city.
Bond insurance for the mayor and city and deputy
clerks is jumping an additional $1,353, a sum not in the
original budget estimate of $29,800, said city clerk
Alice Baird. She learned of the projected increase from
the city's insurance agent after the proposed budget
was printed.
Commissioners added $2,500 in the proposed bud-
get for city hall communications and increased the an-
nual estimate for city hall janitorial service by $550 to
$2,400.
Instead of financing the purchase of a chipper for
three years, commissioners agreed a straight purchase
for $24,000 would save the city about $3,000. That
increased the chipper figure in the budget by $ 13,000.
SueLynn also proposed a number of pay increases
for city staff to bring salaries more in line with other
Florida cities of the same size.


Rather than a general cost-of-living increase,
SueLynn said she prepared salary increases according
to work performed and adjusting for inequities.
Salaries for the city clerk and deputy city clerk
would each increase 10 percent under the budget, while
that of the administrative assistant would remain un-
changed.
Commissioners disagreed with the 3 percent pay
increase proposed for McKay and jumped that to 6
percent.
The mayor noted how staff has cross-trained to
back up someone who is absent, and this is important
for the city. Additionally, "this is only $17,000 in sal-
ary increases compared with an entire budget of $1.7
million," she said.
However, staff should not expect these large in-
creases next year, SueLynn said, but Commissioner
John Quam noted the city is "still playing catch-up" to
salaries in other cities of comparable size.
Several items were left to "commission decision,"
including repaving Oak Street, concrete pads for trol-
ley shelters and a city entrance sign.
While the good news was the commission did not
hold a four-hour session, the bad news is it only com-
pleted discussion of about 70 percent of the proposed
budget.
The next public commission work session on the
budget will be at 7 p.m. July 16.
When the budget review is completed, the docu-
ment will be presented to the public for discussion and
any further changes prior to city commission approval.





THE ISLANDER U JULY 17, 2002 U PAGE 9



Cloudy water in Anna Maria of sorts


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn summed up the city's
water problem with the proposed Villa Rosa subdivision
fairly accurately at a July 10 meeting with county water
officials, Island elected officials, and Villa Rosa represen-
tatives.
The problem, said the mayor, is "How do we get from
80 to 121.5?"
Some might say the answer is simple addition -80
plus 41.5 gets you 121.5. But remember, this is Anna
Maria. Nothing is that simple.
The city code says to provide 121.5 gallons of water
per person per day for a single family home. County of-
ficials say their rule is 80 gallons per day, but won't have
any trouble providing sufficient water for the Villa Rosa
subdivision. However, the county could not give the city
a letter of commitment stating it can meet the 121.5 PPPD
requirement. Verbal assurances were given at the meeting.
Officials of George F. Young Inc. representing the
development say they have a letter from the county assur-
ing developers it can meet Villa Rosa water requirements
and that should be good enough for the city.
The water issue "fell" on Anna Maria in May when
residents complained of low water pressure, particularly
in the morning. That came at the same time the applica-
tion for the Villa Rosa project was submitted.
The city's planning and zoning board recommended
the city commission approve the preliminary plat for Villa
Rosa, but commissioners balked at their July 2 meeting
when Commissioner Chuck Webb raised the issue of
water concurrency.
That's the amount of water a single-family home in
Anna Maria must have available daily to use and the
amount of water pressure and water flow firefighters need
in the event of a fire.
Webb and other city commissioners wanted to know
if Villa Rosa would have a significant impact on the wa-
ter flow and pressure in the city. Would Villa Rosa be
"concurrent" with city codes and fire department regula-
tions for water availability?
Villa Rosa officials say their April 4 letter stating the
county can meet their water needs is all they have to pro-
vide for preliminary approval.
County water officials would only say they have the
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'Water you going to do?'
County water officials at the July 10 meet-
ing said they are gradually replacing old, two-
inch galvanized pipe installed in the 1960s in
Anna Maria and throughout the Island with six-
inch PVC pipe and this will improve water flow
considerably.
In addition, they have also "tied-in" some
water mains in Anna Maria and that has improved
pressure and flow, and the new pumping station in
northwest Bradenton scheduled to be online in
November should vastly improve conditions in the
city and on the Island, officials said.
Low water pressure is a common problem
in Anna Maria during April and May when
many residents run sprinkler systems due to the
dry weather, said Zimmerman.
Island elected officials at the meeting
wanted to know what affect new projects such
as the Tidemark, Bradenton Beach Club and the
proposed Arvida-Perico Island development
might have on water flow and pressure to the
Island.
With the northwest Bradenton pump station
operating, Tidemark and Bradenton Beach Club
should not affect water pressure, Zimmerman
said. But the Arvida project, if built, could cre-
ate some difficulties. However, he said Arvida
intends to install its own pumping station and
this could alleviate many potential problems.
That project is still a long way off,
Zimmerman added.

division. They can't give the city a detailed analysis that
the amount of water they can provide will exactly meet the
121.5-gallons PPPD requirement unless the city, or the
subdivision, becomes a wholesale customer.
City Attorney Jim Dye wanted a letter from the
county that the project won't affect the city's 121.5 PPPD
requirement. "The city just needs something to feel com-
fortable with," indicated Dye, who thought such a letter
would provide enough assurances for the city to approve
the preliminary Villa Rosa plans.
Sony, said Janet McAfee, the county's water project


management director, we can't do that. However, she said,
"We have already stated there is adequate capacity."
West Manatee Fire and Rescue District Deputy Fire
Marshal Kurt Lathrop allayed city fears about water pres-
sure during a fire. A recent single-hydrant test on South
Bay Boulevard found 592 gallons per minute available to
fight a fire, well above the 500 GPM minimum needed to
fight a fire at a house with a sprinkler system, Lathrop said.
Houses built in the Villa Rosa subdivision will all
have sprinkler systems installed, said Frank Foran of
George F. Young Inc., an engineering firm hired by the
subdivision developers.
But what about homes already on South Bay Boule-
vard that don't have sprinkler systems, asked Commis-
sioner John Michaels. Is there a danger of losing a house
there to a fire because of low pressure?
"No, there's plenty of pressure," replied Lathrop.
County water manager John Zimmerman said his
department recently conducted a two-hydrant test and
found 708 GPM fire flow.
And water flow and pressure to Anna Maria and the
entire Island should improve greatly this November when
a northwest Bradenton pumping station goes online. This
will significantly boost flow to the Island, said
Zimmerman.
He admitted, however, that fire flow pressure should
be at 750 GPM minimum when fighting a fire at a struc-
ture without a sprinkler system.
City and county officials still want the developers to
provide their own certified two-hydrant test as the county
suggested in its April 4 letter.
Foran thought the county's test would be sufficient to
satisfy the water concurrency issue, but that was "our test,"
said Zimmerman, and the developers need to provide their
own to both Anna Maria and Manatee County.
"If we do it, do we meet concurrency?" asked Foran.
Maybe, said Dye, but the city and county concurrency
languages are different.
"We'll do it, but we were under the assumption that
the county and fire marshal tests were acceptable," Foran
said.
When SueLynn asked city commissioners and Dye if
they were comfortable with the information they had re-
ceived, Webb said it was still comparing "apples to or-
anges."
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Fishing tourney this weekend
The sixth annual De Soto Fishing Tournament is
this weekend.
Fishing starts immediately after the Friday 6 p.m.
captain's meeting at the Twin Dolphin Marina & Grill,
1200 First Ave. W., Bradenton. Fishing may continue
through 3 p.m. Sunday.
The all-volunteer tourney, sponsored by the
Hernando De Soto Historical Society, offers cash
awards of $10,000 for first place, $5,000 for second
place and $2,500 for third place in each offshore and
inshore divisions.
Entry fees may be of $250 per boat may be paid
through July 18 for inshore and offshore divisions, and
$125 for the junior division (under age 18).
For more information, call 747-1998.

St. Bernard antique event
opening Thursday night
A Summer Spectacular Antique Show and Sale
will open Thursday evening, July 18, with a "gala pre-
view" at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor
Drive, Holmes Beach.
Participating will be 40 or more antique dealers
from Tampa to North Port, said a spokesperson.
The preview will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, and
tickets at $10 may be obtained from the church at 778-
4769. Regular show hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday,
July 19, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. July 20. Admis-
sion is $2.50, with 50 cents off \\ith a clipping of this
story in i77w Islander.
An antique appraisal service also will be offered at
$5 per item.
Details are available at 778-4769.

Sierra Club sets visit
to Leffis Key Sunday
Reservations are due by Friday, July 19, for a pot-
luck dinner and beach walk on Leffis Key scheduled
for Sunday, July 21, by the Manatee-Sarasota Sierra
Club.
The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the picnic shel-
ter just south of the nature preserve, with hikers to bring
a dish for eight and their own drink and table service.
They should wear "wetable shoes," a spokesperson
said, to explore the area at the south end of Anna Maria
Island.
Reservations at $5 may be made and information
obtained by calling 746-6563.


Pelican Man Egmont cruise
scheduled Friday
An all-day cruise to Egmont Key State Park is
planned by the Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary "peli-
boat" Friday, July 19.
It will leave the Holiday Inn Marina, 7150 N.
Tamiami Trail near the Sarasota-Bradenton Interna-
tional Airport, at 8:30 a.m. and return at 3 p.m. A land
excursion of Fort Dade and the old lighthouse will be
conducted by a park ranger.
Reservations at $60 may be made and information
obtained by calling 388-4444.


Meet, greet, ""
eat? "
Saturday, July 13, ".
was the scene of a .
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Beach. On his way in
to shop, Anthony
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his home in Anna
Maria with, seated ..
from left, Carol .
Whitmore of Holmes
Beach, SueLynn of
Anna Maria and
John Chappie of -
Bradenton Beach. i
Islander Photo: J.L.
Robertson


Bali wedding
Bruce and Carole Douglas of Holmes Beach and
Cindy and Jordan Graeff of Bradenton Beach in Bali
for the marriage of (not pictured) son and brother
T77omas Graeff to Adeline Quek of Singapore. He
has been in the Orient 12 years, said Ms. Douglas,
first with a financial house in Hong Kong and now
with his own business in Singapore. He and bride
were married first in a Chinese ceremony in
Singapore, then had an Indonesian wedding in Bali.
Skate park trip Thursday
Island elected officials plan a road trip or maybe
a skate trip to Indian Rocks Beach Thursday, July 18.
Departing at 1 p.m. from Holmes Beach City Hall,
5801 Marina Drive, several elected officials from Island
cities will visit the skateboard facility in the Pinellas
County municipality at 1507 Bay Palm Blvd. The group
then is expected to visit with the city manager there.
The cities of Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach, Holmes
Beach and Longboat Key, plus Manatee County and pri-
vate donors, have pledged to contribute financially toward
creation of a skate park adjacent to Holmes Beach City
Hall. Indian Rocks Beach has been touted as an example
of a successful skate park, and the trip will allow elected
officials a chance tour the facility and ask questions.
Members of the public are invited, and further infor-
mation on the trip may be obtained by calling 708-5800.

'Business After Hours'
Thursday on L-ongboat
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce will
host "Business After Hours" at 5:30 p.m. Thursday,
July 18. at Longboat Key Moorings, 2600 Harbourside
Drive.
Information may be obtained and reservations
made at $5 for members and $10 for guests by calling
the chamber at 387-9519.






























Construction worker dies
in Bradenton Beach
A Sarasota man died at a Bradenton Beach
construction site July 11.
Kenneth Lymer, 41, was working at the
Bradenton Beach Club development at 17th Street
North when a co-worker saw him collapse, accord-
ing to police. Police Sgt. Chuck Sloan responded
and attempted to revive Lymer, as did paramedics,
but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Results of an autopsy are still pending and
the matter is still under investigation, according
to police.

Vacation Bible school
set at Island Baptist
Island-Baptist Church has issued an invitation for
all local children to participate in its "Amazon Expe-
dition" vacation Bible school next week.
An event which will include preregistration, re-
freshments and a tour of the "Amazon Cruiser" will be
held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at the church,
8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
Bible school is open to youngsters age 4 through
sixth-grade and will be held Monday, July 22, through
Friday, July 26, from 6 until 9 p.m. at the church.
The week's program will be .built around an Ama-
zon adventure expedition, with Bible stories, crafts,
music, refreshments and recreation. Details may be
obtained by calling 778-0719.



Obituaries

Reba M. Carlucci
Reba M. Carlucci, 89, of Palmetto, died July 11.
Born in Muncie, Ind., Mrs. Carlucci came to Mana-
tee County from Orlando in 1991. She was a retired
bookkeeper. She was a member of Order of Eastern
Star No. 536 in Indiana and a pianist and organist for
the Senior Citizens Dance Club of Orlando and other
social clubs in the Orlando area. She was a member of
Saint Mary's Episcopal Church, Palmetto.
Memorial services will be July 27 in Hagertown,
Ind.
She is survived by husband Louis; son Ramon of
Anna Maria Island; six grandchildren; and 11 great-
grandchildren.
Linda Jarosz
Linda Jarosz, 46, of Holmes Beach, died July 15.
Born in Omaha, Neb., Ms. Jarosz moved to Manatee
County 14 years ago. She was employed by the Manatee
County School Board as a media specialist. She graduated
from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Services will be private at a later date. Memorial con-
tributions may be made to the Pelican Man's Bird Sanc-
tuary, 1708 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota FL 34236.
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island Chapel, is in charge
of arrangements.
She is survived by husband Rob Shreeves; brothers
Mark of Omaha, EAJ of Holmes Beach, and Matthew of
Lincoln, Neb.; sisters Carol Scholz of Lincoln, Laura
Barnett of Arizona, and Diane of Kansas City, Mo.


Hallelujah, goodbye debt!
On Sunday, July 14, the Island Baptist Church
burned its $300,000 mortgage note which was
originally taken out in 1996. From right to left,
Pastor Jack Carroll holding the note, Jack Ray,
Jim Husbands, George Ralph, Irv Hendricks and
Irv Bobbit. Islander Photo: J. L. Robertson


Volunteers sought for boards
in Bradenton Beach
Officials in Bradenton Beach are seeking volun-
teers to serve on several advisory boards.
Vacancies exist on the board of adjustment, the
code enforcement board and the planning and zoning
board. Applicants must reside in the city except for
those seeking a position on the planning and zoning
board, where members must either live in the city or
own property.
Applications are available at city hall, 107 Gulf
Drive N. Further details may be obtained by calling
778-1005.
Eckankar video discussion at
library Saturday
A one-hour video discussion is scheduled by
Eckankar at 1 1 a.m. Saturday, July 20, at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
"How to survive spiritually in our times" is the
theme of the free presentation by Eckankar, which de-
scribes itself as "the religion of light and sound of
God." Further information is available at 778-7139.
'Hip-Hop Night' Monday
at Center gymnasium
An "open gym" with music and basketball, volley-
ball and other sports will be featured on "Hip-Hop
Night" at the Anna Maria Island Community Center
Monday, July 22.
The event will be for youths 11 to 17 years of age.
It will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Center's gymna-
sium, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Details are
available at 778-1908.
Family caregivers group meets
Friday at library
Neighborly Senior Services of Manatee County's
Caregiver Support Group will meet at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach,
from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, July 19.
The session is designed for anyone caring for an
adult family member or friend with chronic health or
memory problems, including Alzheimer's disease.
Further information is available at748-3001.


Engaged
The engagement of Margaret Horigan and John
Hishmeh has been announced by her parents, Trudy
and John Horigan of Holmes Beach. He is son of
Mary and Suhail Hishmeh of Chevy Chase, Md. Both
are employed in Washington, D.C., she by the Mark
Winkler insurance and real estate company and he
as executive director of the Council on Standards for
International Travel. They will reside in Washington
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Island Biz


Room with a July 4 view
These two,American flags were set up by Bradenton
Beach Club staff July 4 on the club's beachfront
property, offering "rooms with a view" for the
holiday. Islander.Photo: Rick Catlin
Bradenton Beach Club
in command
Bradenton Beach Club condominiums at 104
17th St. in Bradenton Beach is nearing completion of
its first phase and developer Lynn Hazelett expects the
first occupant as early as August.
Hazelett, who is a retired commander with the U.S.
Navy, said he always wanted a place to live on the
beach and be near the water when he first started com-
ing to the Island more than 10 years ago.
"So we came up with the idea to develop some
property," he said..
Units at Bradenton Beach Club come with a choice
of Gulf or bay view, and the first building on the
bayside is nearing completion with eight units already
sold.
A pier will be constructed on the bayside for own-
ers to enjoy fishing, watch the boats along the
Intracoastal Waterway, or just soak up some rays, he
said.
The BBC has some beachfront property and a
seven-unit building will be constructed there, Hazelett
said.
When completed, the 55-unit complex will offer
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Advertise your blimpin' ad
The Island area's newest business is aerial adver-
tising, but it's not the usual plane flying over populated
areas trailing a banner.
Anna Maria Island and Cortez natives, and hus-
band and wife Kirn and Mark Ibasfalean, have started
AdBoats in Cortez, which operates with a boat towing
a blimp with advertising banners.
"We have a 24-foot blimp with banners on its sides
towed behind a boat. The boat goes up and down the
beachside at a real slow pace so everybody gets to see
the ad."
And more than one advertisement can be carried on
each side, she said.
Although they've only been in business a month,
a number of clients have signed up, including Cortez
Kitchen and a parasailing company.
"It's a pretty economical way to reach thousands
and thousands of people, especially on a warm week-
end," Kim said. Best of all, there's no competition for
the ad blimp.
Now if they can just get the Blimpie submarine
sandwich shop to advertise, they can say they have a
Blimpie on their blimp.
Kim also operates Capt. Kim's eco-tours and char-
ters from Cortez.
The charters run primarily along the historic water-
front areas in Sarasota Bay and Jewfish Key and Sis-
ter Key are popular locations. The shallow grass flats
in the area allow visitors to walk through the water
while Capt. Kim gives them a visual display of the
area's abundant marine life.
For information on AdBoats call 792-4706, while
Capt. Kim's eco-charters can be reached at 920-3307.

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
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Williams relocates
Carol Williams, an agent and co-owner with
Smith Realtors in Holmes Beach for 23 years, has sold
her interest in the company and has set up a new real
estate company on the mainland with husband Clarke.
While the new company will specialize in residen-
tial sales in Manatee and Sarasota Counties, Williams
won't forget the Island and her friends, and promised
to continue bringing clients interested in waterfront
property to Anna Maria Island.
Williams and her husband are also available for
Islanders interested in purchasing property on the
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Anna Maria Oyster Bar
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Anna Maria Oyster Bar is scheduled to open its
second location in the Bradenton area in late August,
bringing the popular menu and concept closer to its
Island roots, according to owner John Horne.
"We're definitely getting closer," said Home of the
new location at 6696 Cortez Road, site of the old
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Shakespeare: second Island appearance soars


By Gretchen Edgren
Special to The Islander
Who's afraid of William Shakespeare?
Not the enthusiastic audiences who've been pack-
ing the Island Players' historic playhouse for perfor-
mances of The Tamning of the Shrew, the second in what
we predict will be a continuing annual summer series
of works by the Bard of Avon.
Politically correct? Not this comedy, the tale of a
fortune-hunting gentleman from Verona who sets out
to turn a spitfire into an obedient bride. Yet in the hands
of as intelligent a director as the Players' Kelly Wynn
Woodland, it becomes a festival of high, rather than
mean, spirits. And despite dialog that's couched in
words unfamiliar to our ears (who knew that a "but-
tery" isn't a dairy, but a place where wine is kept in
butts?), devilish double-entendres and enough mis-
taken identities to fuel a whole season of soap opera,
this production is completely accessible to neophytes
and Shakespeare buffs alike.
Shakespeare framed his play with The Induction,
featuring a set of characters who remain just offstage
during much of the show. Principal among them is
the tinker Christopher Sly, hilariously played by
Buddha Collier, who seems to have acquired a sur-
name since we first saw him on the Players' boards
in Divorce, Southern Style. Sly has been overserved
at an alehouse run by Janette Perry; seeing his con-
dition, a Lord (Mark Shoemaker) decides to have a
bit of fun with the old toper, enlisting his servant
(Kevin Fuller) and young daughters (the irresistible
Molly Grant Kallins, Corinne Woodland, Michaela
Coffin, Nicole Coffin and Devin Shoemaker) in the
merriment and ordering his page Bartholomew
(Marc Silpa) to don wig and dress and pretend to be
Sly's wife when he awakes.
The play itself is set- in 16th-Century Padua,
where Georgio Spelvino turns in a robust perfor-
mance as Petruchio, a visitor from Verona who's
looking for a wealthy bride. He finds her in
Katherine Minola (Sara Trembly, both forceful and
vulnerable as the object of his unconventional woo-
ing). Heather Gulling plays Kate's younger sister,
Bianca, who's not quite as even-tempered as she first
appears. Richard Garcia, as their loving but per-
plexed father Baptista, rounds out the family circle,
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Everybody, it seems, wants to marry Bianca.
Among her suitors are handsome but mincing
Hortensio, played by Tim Stella; aging Gremio
(Mark Shoemaker); and boyish out-of-towner
Lucentio (Michael Vogt), but her father has sworn
that Katherine must wed first. The would-be wooers
employ various schemes, Lucentio swapping places
with his clever manservant Tranio (Paul Bigley) and
himself pretending to be a tutor, and Hortensio pick-
ing up a lute to masquerade as a music master.
(Good thing the instrument is made of papier-mach6,
as he ends up wearing it around his neck.) To add to
the confusion, a visiting pedant-Players stalwart
Sam McDowell-is recruited by Tanio and his fel-
low servant Biondello (impishly portrayed by Tom
Westlake) to impersonate Lucentio's wealthy father,
Vincentio of Pisa. This being Shakespeare, of
course, the real Vincentio (Jim Lovette) turns up
unexpectedly.
Petruchio's courtship of Kate, on the other hand,
goes surprisingly speedily. Although she seems un-
willing to marry, she's visibly upset when her bride-
groom-to-be looks likely to jilt her. The real inter-
action between this seemingly ill-suited pair begins
after the wedding, when Petruchio puts on a display
of boorishly capricious behavior, both toward his
wife and to his servants-Dorian Boyd, Ricardo
Rodriguez and, doing double duty after their appear-
ances in the Induction, David (Lead Player) Smith,
Marc Silpa and Kevin Fuller-that gives Katherine
more than a taste of what it's like to be on the other
end of an unbridled temper.
The speech Shakespeare wrote for Katherine to
deliver to her sister and the widow (Janette Perry),


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Even such a woman oweth to her husband;
And when she is froward, peevish, sullen, sour,
And not obedient to his honest will,
What is she but a foul contending rebel,
And graceless traitor to her loving lord?
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Streettife


Island police reports
Anna Maria'City
July 4, burglary, 100 block Los Cedros. The com-
plainant said someone took a lawn mower from his
garage.
July 6, grand theft, 412 Pine Ave., Island Marine.
The complainant said someone took fishing gear from
his boat.
July 6, criminal mischief, 200 block Gladiolus. The
complainant said a neighbor came onto her property
and trimmed one of her trees. She said she took a video
of his entering her property but the tape did not show
the tree-trimming act.
July 12, alarm, 500 block Blue Heron Drive. Depu-
ties responded to an alarm and secured the property.

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June 30, defrauding an innkeeper, 200 Gulf Drive
N., Beach House Restaurant. Two customers left the
establishment without paying the $47.14 bill for food
and drinks.
July 1, lost-stolen property, 118 Bridge St., Sports
Lounge. The complainant said she left her purse in the
establishment the night before and could not locate it
the next day. The purse contained credit cards and iden-
tification.
July 1, reckless driving and fleeing to elude a po-
lice officer, Coquina Beach. Manatee County Marine
Rescue personnel contacted police regarding a driver
operating a motor vehicle in a reckless manner. Police
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July 2, lost-stolen property, 219 Gulf Drive S.,
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July 3, assault-resisting arrest, roundabout at Gulf
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July 4, criminal mischief, Cortez Road-Gulf Drive.
The complainant said unknown persons threw a blunt
object at his rental car.
July 4, theft, 2502 Gulf Drive, EconoLodge. The
complainant said unknown persons had stolen his cam-
era and beer from a cooler. The complainant said four
juveniles had been skateboarding in the area and he
suspected them of the theft. The camera was valued at
$400.
July 5, warrant arrest, 400 Gulf Drive, Cortez
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through a red light at Cortez Road and Gulf Drive.
After stopping the driver, a check on his driver's li-
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July 7, warrant arrest, 1800 Gulf Drive S., Cafe on
the Beach. Police saw someone leave the closed busi-
ness and questioned him. A check on his identification
indicated he had an outstanding warrant arrest for
worthless checks and was taken into custody.
July 9, lost-stolen property, 2100 Gulf Drive, Co-
quina Beach. The complainant said he lost his cellular
phone while fishing at the park.
July 10, information, 115 Seventh St. N.,
laundromat. The businessowner said a woman and her
children had removed numerous boxes of laundry soap
from a malfunctioning commercial soap dispenser. The
victim had located the woman on Avenue B. Officers
responded and talked to the suspect, who admitted her
children had taken the soap without her consent and she
returned the soap boxes. The victim declined to press
charges.
July 10, grand theft, 200 block Bay Drive North.
The complainant said her roommate had moved out and
taken numerous items from the residence. Police ad-
vised the complainant to call when the suspect re-
turned, as numerous items were still in the apartment.
Value of the missing items was estimated at $500.

Holmes Beach
July 6, theft, 100 block 30th Street. The complain-
ant said someone had taken two unlocked bicycles
from the residence.
July 6, burglary, 5801 Marina Drive, police station.
Officers confiscated numerous illegally placed garage
sale signs from the city's rights of way and stored them
in the city's impound area. Later that day, officers dis-
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covered someone had climbed the fence and taken one
of the signs, damaging the fence in the process.
July 7, criminal mischief, 400 block 79th Street.
The complainant said someone had shot his parked car
with a BB gun.
July 8, burglary, 248 S. Harbor Drive, St. Bernard
Catholic Church. The complainant said someone had
broken into a garage and taken tools and a pickup truck.
July 8, theft, 6500 block Flotilla Drive. The com-
plainant said someone had taken his wife's purse from
their rental vehicle. The purse contained credit cards,
a checkbook and $300.
July 8, larceny, 3200 block Sixth Avenue. Repre-
sentative- from the television cable company Time
Warner called police to press charges against residents
who, cable officials said, had twice illegally hooked up
cable to the house.
July 8, criminal mischief, 5600 block Guava. The
complainant said someone vandalized a shed and out-
door shower at her home.
July 9, burglary, 3602 East Bay Drive, Beach Un-
limited. The store clerk said the suspect entered the
shop, picked the lock on the office door, removed the
safe, which was locked but not bolted down, then left
the store through the back door, placed the safe in a
waiting van and drove off. The safe contained an esti-
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Preservation district could save Anna Maria homes


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Sparked by fears that some of Anna Maria's his-
toric buildings and homes, including Roser Cottage,
could soon fall to the developers' bulldozer, concerned
citizens are rallying to get historical structures in the
city placed on Florida's Historical Site Master List or
with the National Register of Historic Places.
Such designations place a building under the protec-
tion of the city's Historic Preservation ordinance passed
in 1991, which prohibits destruction or changes to sites on
either of the two registries without a city permit.
The ordinance also says the city commission can
make its own list of historically significant properties
that would be covered by the permit requirement.
Mayor SueLynn said she'll discuss applications of the
ordinance with City Attorney Jim Dye and place the
matter on a commission workshop agenda.
Georgia Van Cleave, a volunteer grant writer for
the city, suggested Anna Maria apply for a matching
grant to fund a study that would identify structures
within the city that could meet requirements for the
two historical lists.
She wrote the city's grant application to the state
for the preservation of the Belle Haven store and the
matching urban and community forestry grants
awarded to the city this year.
Van Cleave, who has considerable experience as a
volunteer grant writer for the city and other nonprofit
organizations, said the first step is to have a survey of
historical structures in the city performed by a profes-
sional architect with knowledge of historical buildings.
One criterion to make the Florida list is that a struc-
ture be at least 50 years old. Based on a U.S. Coast
Guard map from 1944, Van Cleave estimates approxi-
mately 100 buildings in the city meet this minimum age
requirement.
"The survey will go building by building and also
identify historical sites that meet the criteria of the
master registry," said Van Cleave.
Matching grant money to pay for the historical


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The Roser Cottage in Anna Maria is the latest focus of historic preservationists. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
survey is available from the State of Florida Division the Florida Historical Site Master List.

of Historical Resources, Van Cleave said. From that list, locations are then forwarded to the
Oct. 1,_20021, is this year's deadline for a grant National Parks Service for inclusion in the national
application to fund the survey and she hopes the city registry of historic places.
will approve matchin g funds in the budget, presently Van Cleave emphasized, however, that any listing
being prepared for the fiscal year starting Oct. 2. She of a building as'an historic site does not impose restric-
estimated the survey cost at $750. tions on a property owner, other than current city codes.
Once the survey is completed, it goes to Florida's She said two publicly owned locations, the city's
Bureau of Historic Preservation in Tallahassee. That historical park, where the Belle Haven cottage is lo-
agency then determines which locations get placed on cated, and the city pier, would likely make the list.


... and how one historical preservation district works


The final step in the entire process of saving his-
torical sites could be the creation of an historical
" preservation district in Anna Maria.
That's because an historical designation along
might not save buildings and sites in the city from
future development or destruction, said Dr. Kathy
Monihan, director of the Tarpons Springs Heritage
Center and one of the driving forces behind creation
of that city's historical preservation district.
"The historical preservation district designation
in Tarpon Springs basically means land owners can't
tear down or alter anything in the district without
permission from the historical preservation board,"
said Monihan.
Additionally, any alteration to an existing build-
ing or design of a new structure must conform to the
district's architectural standards. "That means it has
to look like something that's historically appropri-
ate for Tarpon Springs," she said. The board deter-
mines what is "historically appropriate."
And the board routinely issues denials that stand
up in court, Monihan said, because the ordinances
and restrictions for the district follow precise guide-
lines for historical preservation districts throughout
the country.
Monihan agreed that a property owner in the dis-
trict is subject to considerable regulation regarding
changes or additions to the property. In return, how-
ever, there are a number of state and federal funding
sources to preserve or improve the property in the
district, she said.
But creating an historical preservation district
may not be the "cure-all" that some people in Anna
Maria might visualize.
It took the City of Tarpon Springs 11 years of
bitter in-fighting, public meetings and compromise
to create its district in the downtown area.
The Tarpon Springs model may not work in
Anna Maria, said Monihan.
Back in the late 1970s, Tarpon Springs was
looking at a decaying downtown business area and
nearby homes, along with a declining waterfront


area that once featured dozens of sponge boats along
with Greek restaurants and gift shops. Tourism in a
city which had been the heart of the Greek sponge
industry in America for nearly a century had fallen
with the demise of the landmark buildings and
shops.
Many property owners wanted to sell to the de-
velopers, who would build modern houses and ho-
tels, high-rise condominiums and office buildings to
replace the historic homes and businesses. Those
concerned with preserving the old Victorian-style
homes and office buildings in the city's center, and
the picturesque Greek-style architecture of the wa-
terfront, joined forces to oppose random develop-
ment.
Eventually, the preservation forces won and the
district was created.
"Surprisingly, the land owners who originally
wanted big development benefited from the district,"



Save Roser cottage
The Anna Maria Island I historical Society
has begun a petition to present to Mayor
SueLynn calling on the city to purchase, the
Roser Community Church Cottage for histori-
cal preservation.
The property sold in 1999 for $165,000, but
was put back on the market recently for
$485,000.
While the property could be placed on the
Florida Historical Site Master List, thus pro-
tecting it from destruction or further develop-
ment, obtaining that designation might take up
to a year, according to the Florida Bureau of
Historical Preservation.
An offer on the property has been made by
a private buyer, but no contract agreement has
been reached, a real estate agent involved in the
listing said.


said Monihan.
"A lot of people got grant money to fix up the
old buildings and waterfront. That made them pretty
happy," she said, especially when the tourists
started coming back every winter.
The old gift shops on the Tarpon Springs water-
front that were built in the early 1900s have been re-
furbished and are still there, along with Greek res-
taurants, a museum to the sponge industry and an
indoor marine life exhibit.
The Victorian homes still stand along the quiet
bayous where young boys from the Greek Orthodox
Church dive for the Cross of the Epiphany every
January 6. Spanish moss continues to drape the oak
trees that cover most of Tarpon Avenue as it makes
its way to the scenic waterfront.
There are only a few motels in Tarpon Springs
and even fewer in the historical district. A number
of older homes in the district have been converted
to guest cottages that retain the flavor and charm of
old Tarpon Springs.
The city' has a thriving house and apartment
rental iiiusdltrv during the winter season and the re-
built do\\ ntox\\n area and x\ waterfront remain much as
they xwxere in the 1920s. said Monihan.
Tourism returned "'and now the city has both a
suImmier and 'winter season," said Monihan.
"But I really can't say a preservation district
would work in Anna Maria," she said. Tarpon
Springs has a population of about 30,000 people and
a size of about 150 square miles, and the need for
a district was different than that of Anna Maria, she
thought.
"We had room for new housing developments
and office buildings well away from the historic
district. We were able to keep our history, bring
back the tourists, yet satisfy the land owners and the
need for new housing and businesses.
"I don't know what Anna Maria wants to ac-
complish, but they seem to be on the right track by
trying to preserve the older homes and buildings,"
she concluded.











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7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Summer camp at the Anna Maria
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Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
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formation: 778-1908.
7 p.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
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
8 p.m. Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew" at
Island Players, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Tickets at box
office or by calling 778-5755.

Thursday, July 18
7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Summer camp at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Conchologists of America conven-
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Show and Sale, St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-4769. Fee applies.
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Business After Hours by Longboat
Key Chamber of Commerce at Longboat Key Moorings,
2600 Harbourside Drive. Information: 387-9519. Fee applies.
7 p.m. Family Storytime at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.
8 p.m. Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew" at
the Island Players, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Tickets
at box office or by calling 778-5755.

Friday, July 19
7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Summer camp at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
8:30 a.m. to 3p.m. Cruise to Egmont Key State Park
aboard the Pelican Man's "peli-boat" departing from Holiday
Inn Marina, 7150 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Information:


388-4444. 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.
9 a.m. to 5p.m. Summer Spectacular Antique Show
and Sale at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-4769. Fee applies.
12:30 p.m. Neighborhood Senior Services of Mana-
tee County "Caregiver's" course at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.
1 to 2 p.m. Neighborly Senior Services of Manatee
Caregiver Support Group at Island Branch Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 748-3001.
6 to 9 p.m. "Summer Fiesta" dance for ages 11-17 at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Class on makeup and manners at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
8 p.m. Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew" at
Island Players, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Tickets at box
office or by calling 778-5755.

Saturday, July 20
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Summer Spectacular Antique Show
and Sale, St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 778-4769. Fee applies.
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.
11 a.m. to noon Eckankar hosts video discussion
"How to Survive Spiritually in Our Times" at Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-
7139.
2 to 4 p.m. Pre-registration for Vacation Bible School
for ages 4 through sixth-grade, at the Island Baptist Church,
8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 778-0719.
4 to 8 p.m. Game night with board games at the Anna
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8 p.m. Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew" at
the Island Players, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Tickets at
box office or by calling 778-5755.
Sunday, July 21
5:30 p.m. Potluck picnic and beach walk at Leffis Key
arranged by the Manatee-Sarasota Sierra Club. Information:
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Anna Maria. Information: 778-0719.
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Tuesday, July 23
7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Summer camp at the Anna Maria
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Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
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2 to 3 p.m. "Almost Good Enough to Eat" crafts with
Laura Beard, for first-graders and older, at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Registration and,
information: 778-6341.
6 to 9 p.m. Vacation Bible School for ages 4 through
sixth-grade at the Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-0719.
7 to 8 p.m. Pilates with Laura Bennett at the Anna
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Wednesday, July 24
7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Summer camp at the Anna Maria
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Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
6 to 9 p.m. Vacation Bible School for ages 4 through
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PAGE 20 M JULY 17, 2002 A THE ISLANDER

Manatee East, Braden River take county championship crowns


By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Correspondent
The North Sub-district 16 Little League tourna-
ment came to an end Wednesday, July 10, at Norma
Lloyd Park when Braden River defeated Manatee
American 7-4 to win the 11-12 age division.
Meanwhile, the 9-10 age division was captured by
Manatee East with a 10-0 score over Manatee Central
on Monday, July 8.
Braden River and Manatee East were slated to take
on Venice American and Venice National for the Dis-
trict 16 championship and a trip to Venice for the Sec-
tion IV tournament, but the games were postponed due
to rain.
W. The 9-10 championship game was fairly close un-
til the fourth inning when Manatee East scored five
runs to complete a 10-0 victory. East pitcher Marc
Monroe was nearly flawless in allowing only one hit
while striking out four in four innings of work to claim
the pitching victory.
East took a 4-0 first-inning lead when Cody
VanDeBoe led off the game with a walk and moved to
second as Monroe reached on an error by the second
baseman. With two outs, Josh Nelson and Tyler Gocher
reached safely when they were hit by errant pitches to
score VanDeBoe. Kevin Dillingham then came through
with a three-run double to the fence in right center field
to score Monroe, Nelson and Gocher.
That effectively ended the game because Monroe
pitched a no-hitter until the bottom of the fourth when
Jake Hanna singled for the only hit on the day.
Dillingham paced the Manatee East offense with a
2-for-2 performance that included a double and four
RBIs, while Nelson had a pair of singles and two runs
scored. VanDeBoe singled and scored twice for East,
which also received a single and one run from Monroe
and a single from Kyle Redding.
The 11-12 age division saw Braden River come
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The first game was a tight 2-1 victory that saw the
winning run scored in the bottom of the fifth inning
when John Lingo singled in Tyler, Redmond. Lingo
then came on to close the game with a one-two-three
inning to force another game the following night.
The winner-take-all game was a sloppy affair that
lacked the drama of the previous night's game from the
start.
Tyler Redmond, Austin Pearson and John Lingo
opened the game with consecutive singles to load the
bases. Jacob Wilbanks hit a chopper in front of the plate
and stood there, thinking it was a foul ball. Manatee
American catcher Tyler Rubino alertly tagged
Wilbanks and Redmond who was racing home to com-
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the bases before American pitcher Logan Fleming hit
Michael Cass with a pitch to score Pearson for a 1-0
lead.
Lingo quickly retired the first two batters in the
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an error. Fleming and Jared Brooks followed with con-
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Lingo escaped further damage when he induced a
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Braden River put the game away in the second in-
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Manatee American halved the score on Fleming's
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when Cody Rogers' single in the fourth scored Colon,
who had reached on an error.
Braden River added a run in the bottom of the fifth
when Claesson reached on an error, scored on a single
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by Pearson and iced the game.
Pearson had three singles and two runs scored and
Redmond went 3-for-3 to lead the Braden River of-
fense, which also received two singles and one run
scored from Lingo and a single and one run scored
from Wilbanks. Keen added a single, while Claesson
scored two runs and pitched a scoreless sixth inning to
earn the save.
Fleming went 2-for-3 with a home run and one run
scored to lead Manatee American, which also received
singles from Brooks and Rogers.
So ends another Little League tourney here in
Manatee County. Let's hope that Braden River can
advance through the sectional and state tourneys and
make a serious run at Williamsport. Stranger things
have happened. Stay tuned.

Center's Soccer Camp set for August
The Anna Maria Island Community Center's an-
nual soccer camp will take place on Aug. 14, 15 and 16
from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Center. The coaches for the
camp will be players from the Manatee Her-icanes
varsity soccer team along with the team's coaches
Kevin Cassidy and Jeff Nelson.
The camp serves as a kickoff to the Center's rec-
reational soccer league for players 5 to 13 years old,
which gets started in September. For more information,
call the Center at 778-1908.
Indoor soccer registration was too low to merit a sum-
mer league, and the Center will now allow pickup games
indoors on Saturday mornings, although they are still hop-
ing for a last-minute rush of summer players.

Horseshoe winners
Winners in the July 13 horseshoe games were
Cindy Brisson of Lincoln, Vt., and Bill Starrett of Anna
Maria. Runners-up were George McKay of Anna
Maria City and Ron Pepka of Bradenton.
Winners in the July 10 games were Pepka and Neil
Sweerus of Bradenton. Runners-up were George
Landraitis of Bradenton and Starrett.
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SDitch digging, photo history 3.day picture exposure


Last week's monsoons got me thinking about some
Homeowner 101 lessons.
Thursday's thunderstorms dumped two inches of
rain on us in about two hours. Everything flooded, or
tried to, and those likely low-lying areas on the Island
were especially hardhit since the rain came naturally
- right about at high tide.
After the rains abated a bit, I took a tour of the
grounds to check for damage and noticed the ditch that
runs along the property by the street was clogged with
mulch, leaves, cans and all that kind of crud. I grabbed
a shovel and started heaving the debris out of the cul-
vert to let the floodwaters flow downstream.
While I was slogging out muck, I got to thinking
about something Bill Zimmerman said years ago. He
was a building official-public works director for Anna
Maria and was talking about flood-prone streets in the
city, particularly Pine Avenue.
Crews were working through the city, cleaning out
ditches and storm drains and all the other water convey-
ances that get water off the streets and.into canals or the
bays. But there are a lot of streets and drains and not many
people doing the work, and it was slow going.
"If everybody on Pine Avenue would just go out af-
ter a heavy rain with a shovel and spend a few minutes
cleaning out the' ditches, most of the flooding problems
we've got would be solved," Zimmerman said back then.
Sure, all the public works folks on the Island are
diligent about keeping drains clean and clear of debris.
But the workers are a finite number, and storm drains
seem to be of infinite proportions.
So, homeowners and tenants, grab a shovel and do
a little digging to help keep the flood water at bay -
or to facilitate it getting into the bay.
By the way, now is a good time to trim any trees that
are close to utility lines leading to your house. And, please,
call the power company if the lines are too close. As the
branches get wet, they dip lower than usual and can short
out a power line or snap a connection. Think preventative
maintenance and remember the power outages after
Tropical Storm Gabrielle last year, when the ones caused
by limbs falling on power lines were the last to be repaired.
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Scientists are studying and repairing what is ac-
knowledged as the first photograph ever taken. The
shooter, Joseph Nicephore Niepce, took the picture of
a farm building surrounded by trees in 1826.
It was more than a Kodak moment.
Niepce took an 8-by-6.5-inch piece of pewter, a
sixteenth of an inch thick, and coated it with a thin layer
of bitumen, which is a light-sensitive petroleum prod-
uct. He then plugged the "film" into a camera and made
a three-day-long exposure of the farmhouse as the bi-
tumen hardened. He washed the plate with a mixture of
oil of lavender and white petroleum to dissolve the
unexposed portions of the bitumen and ended up with
a direct-positive print.
Although I spend most of my time writing these
days, my degree in college was in photojournalism.
I've done direct-positive prints with paper, not metal
- and have used Speed Graphics and Rollies, then all
kinds of 35-mm film cameras.
Perhaps you need to have logged thousands of
hours in a darkroom to really appreciate what Niepce
did 176 years ago, but remember the old boy the next
time you watch a movie or take a picture of the
grandkids, because without him you wouldn't have all
those snapshots.
I sorta resent today all those hours under the red
lights, peering into trays of rank-smelling chemicals
waiting for the prints to come up, thanks to the wizards
who came up with digital cameras.
We switched to digital two years ago at The Is-
lander. The cameras paid for themselves in six months
in savings on film and processing. Granted, we prob-
ably take more pictures at the paper than you do at
home, but it won't take long to have your investment
pay off if you, too, decide to "go digital."


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What makes me angry or perhaps sad is how
good the prints are from the digital. After all, I went
through hundreds of rolls of film experimenting with
lights and lighting, ways to balance fluorescent lights with
daylight, or pushing film speeds to get the maximum ben-
efits from low-light conditions to learn the craft.
Now, the digital do all that thinking for me. Although
the cameras we've got have an instruction manual the size
of a small novel, probably 95 percent of the options of-
fered are taken care of in the "automatic" mode.
All those years wasted ....
While you're busy laughing at me for feeling sorry
for myself, we've noticed a new wrinkle in the photo
contest entries this year.
When we started the contest seven years ago, we
only accepted prints. Most were color, although we did
get a few black-and-white shots.
This year, we've received no black-and-whites to
date, and digital images are far.and away more popu-
lar than photo prints. It would seem that you too -
almost overwhelmingly have discovered the joys of
digital cameras.
But if somebody presents us with a picture taken
as a result of a three-day-long exposure and presented
to us on a pewter plate, as far as I'm concerned they've
got the grand prize.

Sandscript factoid
A Madison Avenue commercial photographer was
hired to do a magazine shoot of the interior of an office
building that was illuminated with fluorescent lights.
Test shots indicated that the various bulbs from vari-
ous manufacturers were giving out different casts of
blue and green light in fact, bulbs from the same
manufacturer provided varying colored light and
since he had to shoot with color transparency film, he
couldn't balance the colors in the darkroom.
His solution? He purchased 50 little electronic
flash units and installed them with slave firing units in
the ceiling fixtures so they'd all go off at the same time
and provide uniform, constant light for the picture.


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THE ISLANDER 0 JULY 17, 2002 M PAGE 23

Wet weather merely whets fishing appetites both inshore, offshore


By Capt. Mike Heistand
More than 5 inches of rain did a good job of damp-
ening last week's fishing action, but for those willing
to weather the weather, the action continues to be good
out on the water.
Backwater fishing for trout, redfish and flounder
continues to be good. Offshore action on grouper and
snapper is about as good as it can get, and wahoo,
amberjack and blackfin tuna farther out in the Gulf
continue to be a good bet.
I'll be at the 2002 Nautical Boat Show & Sale at
3:30 p.m. Saturday, July 27, talking about shallow-
water fishing for snook and redfish using live bait. The
show is at the Manatee Convention Center, 1 Haben
Blvd., Palmetto, with admission to the festivities, in-
cluding new and used boats for sale, watercraft and
accessories, all for $2. Stop by and say hello to me or
any of the other guides offering continuous seminars on
both inshore and offshore angling.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said he's getting
catch-and-release snook, a few sheepshead, some red-
fish, triggerfish, snapper and tarpon are still hanging
around. Rain and small whitebait hampered fishing last
week, but things should pick up this week, he added.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle is invit-
ing everyone to stop by his new store at Catcher's
Marina, 5503 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, a new
addition to Bill's full-service tackle shop in Bradenton
Beach. The new location offers access by boat for that
quick in-and-out bait stop.
The wet weather slowed fishing last week, but Bill
said those who ventured out into the wet were rewarded
with some nice fishing. Snapper are starting to show in
the bays along the Intracoastal Waterway and redfish
are really coming on strong in the backwater. Offshore,
dolphin, wahoo and blackfin tuna are still a good hit.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business took a week
off with the bad weather, but he's back in action now.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach said mangrove snapper are starting to
show up in the bays. He's also putting his charters onto
mackerel and small sharks, and tarpon action continues
to be great. He's also getting a head start on the floun-
der season, with some big flat fish being landed so far
this week.
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
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fishers are still catching redfish and trout in Palma Sola
Bay, with reports coming in of slot-limit reds and four
keeper trout from one pair of waders.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
reports are good on big trout, some up to 27 inches in
length. Anglers report continuing catches of small
sharks in Terra Ceia Bay, plus black drum in the cut.
At the Anna Maria City Pier, anglers who braved
the weather caught mangrove snapper, sheepshead,
mackerel and some big yellowtail jacks.
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- but wet fishers there caught small snook, jacks,
black drum and a few mangrove snapper and flounder
last week. He offered a prediction: as the weather dries
and winds abate, fishing will really pick up.
Capt. Doug Moran is still catching catch-and-re-
lease snook, keeper-size redfish and lots of slot-limit
trout.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said his best bets were blacktip sharks to 3 feet,
reds to 25 inches, catch-and-release snapper and snook,
plus a few mangrove snapper caught off Rattlesnake
Key:
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide out of
Holmes Beach said weather kept them in port most of
the week, but on the days they were able to get out they
caught red grouper to 20 pounds, amberjack to 30
pounds, snapper to 4 pounds and Capt. Matt has no-
ticed lots of red grouper action right now in the Gulf.
Capt. Mark Bradow said the lousy weather made
it more of a challenge to find those big silver kings, but
he was still able to boat a couple tarpon between show-
ers last week.
On my boat Magic, we've been catching up to four
reds per trip, plus plenty of trout to 24 inches, flounder
and a few mangrove snapper. We also hooked a 100-
pound tarpon between rain showers last week.
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-
Smation. Pictures may be retrieved once they appear
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.ISLA ND- CLA SSIFIEDSI.


DOUBLE-DOOR REFRIGERATOR $600, new
$1,300; GE double-door $125. Six blue leather din-
ing-room chairs $60; Free frigidaire dropin stove. Call
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday only 778-9631.
BIG LIVEABOARD HOUSEBOAT $45,000. View
at Web site: geocities.com/houseboat_sunseeker,
or call 778-3526.


ROSER THRIFT SHOP open Tuesday, Thursday
9:30am-2pm; Saturday 9am-noon. Clothing clear-
ance sales. Donations Wednesday 9am-11am.
f 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 779-2733.
GARAGE SALE SATURDAY, July 20, 9am. Fur-
niture, bikes, bird cages, games, toys and more!
303 N. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria.
GARAGE SALE FRIDAY and Saturday, July 19
and 20, 8am-lpm. Lots of stuff and some furni-
ture. 634 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach.
PRE-DEMOLITION SALE! Friday and Saturday,
July 19 and 20, 9am-noon. Housewares, furniture;
water, twin, double and day beds; bedroom sets,
linens, stoves, refrigerators, dining room set, roof-
ing mats, etc. 6506 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

BEACHWALK TOWNHOMES


FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY, July 19-21,8am-
5pm. Moving house full of antiques, collectibles,
crystal, china, antique art, dry sink, French chair,
Oriental silk rug, bric-a-brac, household furniture,
sterling and costume jewelry, patio set, new toys,
much more. Half off marked price. 209 Peacock
Lane, Holmes Beach.
ESTATE SALE FRIDAY July 19, 9am-2pm. Ster-
ling, silver plate, two candelabras, circa 1850 cor-
ner cupboard, empire server, oil lamps, tea-leaf
stoneware, table linens, Woodard patio set,
Wedgwood Appledorn, cut glass, Hitchcock-style
and upholstered king headboards, king and twin
beds, mahogany secretary, victorian piano stool
and child's rocker, Featherweight sewing machine,
pine chests and dressers, fur stoles, Imari,
Haviland, books, golf clubs, Stuart stemware,
canes, prints, lion bank, Shelley, prints, dry sink,
yard art and tools, kitchen and more. 1150 Bogey
Lane, Longboat Key. Sale by Julie McClure.


LOST: 20-INCH gold chain and boat charm. Vicin-
ity of the Rod & Reel Pier on July 4. Sentimental
value. Reward. 778-5394.


FOUND: Ring on the beach near 72nd Street,
Holmes Beach. Call 778-5439 to identify and
claim.


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


MERCURY TOPAZ 1992 excellent condition, very
clean, 66,000 miles, air conditioning, radio/tape
deck. $2,995. 383-0283.

STORAGE: BOAT, trailer, cars, RVs. In and out
anytime. Wash down. Vacation or long term. Resi-
dent manager, 761-7471.

THE BEST NEWS + MORE ADS = More readers
and faster sales, more tenants, more buyers. Call
The Islander classified for success. 778-7978.


OUTSTANDING two-story 3BR/2BA home at 237
Avenue B, Bradenton Beach. 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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CChef Sadie says, "Buy or list with Richard ... he kneads the dough."


409 Bay Palms Drive 3BR/2BA
with DEEDED BOAT SLIP. Beauti-
fully landscaped, gorgeous interior,
fabulous master suite. New fence, roof,
remodeled lanai and more. $349,500.
Reach Richard at 778-6066.


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


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


Reach Richard at www.annamariaislandrealestate.com


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


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THE ISLANDER U JULY 17, 2002 U PAGE 25



BOAS &BOAIN KIS FR HREHEATH AR


BOAT/TRAILER STORAGE/DOCKAGE. Vacation
or long term. Private ramp, wash-down areas. Min-
utes to Intracoastal, Gulf, restaurants, bait. Capt.
John's Marina. 792-2620. Bottom painting.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels and everything
else in The Islander, 778-7978.

BOAT FOR SALE. 1997 17-foot Key West with
115-hp Yamaha motor. Used only about 100 hours,
$8,500 or best offer. 778-1014.

22-FOOT MacGregor sailboat, 9.9 Johnson out-
board, pop-up cabin, five sails, trailer. $2,500, or
best offer. Nancy or Mickey, 747-2974.
WANTED: 1993 to 1998 Grady White or Scout
boat, 22 to 28 feet. Call Bill, 778-1620.
HOUSEBOAT FOR SALE. Excellent liveaboard,
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 Heistand on
the charter boat "Magic." Full or half day backwa-
ter fishing. USCG licensed. Ice, bait, tackle pro-
vided. 779-9607.
PRIVATE CHARTERS: Fishing, snorkeling,
sightseeing, Egmont Key. USCG License. Capt.
Keith Barnett. 778-3526 or 730-0516.
THE BEST NEWS + MORE ADS = More readers
and faster sales, more tenants, more buyers. Call
The Islander classified for success. 778-7978.




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BABY-SITTING AND PET-SITTING My name is
Sarah, I am 14-years old. Hourly charge: $5/child
or $3/pet, $2.50/hour for each additional pet or
child. Please call 778-7622 or 778-7611.
PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS. References, respon-
sible and reasonable. Red Cross certified CPR,
lifeguard and first aid. Call Michelle for more infor-
mation, 778-3955.


ISLAND RESORT seeks friendly, responsible people
to work within a professional housekeeping depart-
ment. Full-time and part-time positions available. Full
benefit package includes medical, 401 K and paid
vacation. Apply in person, 6600 Gulf Drive.
CASHIER/CLERK WANTED: Three 13-hour
shifts. Every other weekend on/off. Craft experi-
ence or willingness to learn. Apply in person at
One Stop Shell Shop, 101 Gulf Drive North,
Bradenton Beach.
HOUSEKEEPER PART TIME Must be honest,
sober, dependable. Includes weekends, 25-35
hours per week. Call 383-2431, 9am-6pm.
PART TIME NANNY for two young children (three
next year) in northwest Bradenton. Experience and
references required. Non smoker. Start August.
Call, 518-9973.
HOUSEKEEPER for small resort. Good pay, flex-
ible hours. 383-2105.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Li-
brary. Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-
6247.







N REALTOR.
28 Years of Professional Service
OUR LISTINGS DON'T EXPIRE, WE SELL THEM!
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX with parent quarters, 3BR/2BA, I BR/I BA,
new roof, newer appliances. Walk to beach. $439,000.
DEEDED BOAT DOCK 3BR/2BA. wood decks, clear views down
canal to bay. Elevated with bonus area. $350.000.
COMMERCIAL
STYLING SALON 8 station, established over 35 years. $39,000.
WALGREENS Triple Net. Good CAP. $2,650,000.
ANTIQUE & ART GALLERY Old Main Street. $69,000
5 APARTMENTS Steps to Gulf/bay. $475,000.
MOBILE HOME PARK 71 spaces, lakefront. 10 percent cap.
See our classified ads We're booking 2003 rentals now!
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
trealtor@tampabay.com www.tdollyyoungrealestate.com


ASSISTED LIVING: Haven Home Bradenton
Beach is admitting residents. Respite, long term.
Call 779-0322 for details, inquiries welcome.
NADIA'S EUROSAGE now accepting new clients.
Massaging residents and visitors more than eight
years. Call today 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.
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 results,
wash away mildew, dirt and salt. Thorough, rea-
sonable and reliable. Free estimates, licensed and
insured. 778-0944.

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



One of the biggest names
in mortgages is right in
4 i your own backyard.


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nation' s top mortgage lenders.
Plus, the knowledge of loan -
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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. Adoptions,
name changes, deeds, wills, living trusts, incorpo-
rations. Modification of child support, alimony, cus-
tody, etc. 756-7005.
SEND ME! Lease-a-daughter licensed errand ser-
vice. Too busy? Just can't get out? I'll go! Lisa Wil-
liams, 779-0692.
TREE SERVICE BY BREWER. Topping, trimming,
shaping, stump grinding and removals. Trim palm
trees. Insured. Call Phil, 778-6014 or cell 545-4770.
ANNA MARIA APPLIANCE TV service. Honest,
reliable, experienced repairs. Major appliances,
home electronics, .ceiling fans, garage door open-
ers, marine electronics. 779-1779.

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

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

ORIGINAL HUSBAND/WIFE team for general
house cleaning with the personal touch. Local resi-
dents. Dependable, trustworthy. Satisfaction
guaranteed. References. Ask about our
"Homewatch" service. Call Ginny, 727-8329.


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419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida


(941) 778-2291
EVENINGS 778-2632


PO Box 2150
FAX (941) 778-2294


Chleerfj L Islandt Fam ly Home
This bright and spacious, freshly stuccoed and painted
2BR/2BA home is located within a short walk of the
beach and offers an oversized, duplex zoned lot with
plenty of room to expand. Features include high ceilings
with fans, sunny screened lanai with Mexican tiled floor,
many built-in drawers and storage cabinets and pretty
French doors opening onto a lovely Florida room.
Affordably priced at $339,900.


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CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING and Lawn Mainte-
nance. Residential and commercial. Full-service
lawn maintenance, clean-ups, tree trimming, haul-
ing, Xeriscape. Island resident. Excellent refer-
ences. 778-5294.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If
it is broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior
discount. Call 778-2581 or 962-6238.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling,
cleanup. Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.


PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and in-
stallation. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and
trees. Irrigation and pest control service. Everything
Under the Sun Garden Centre, 5704 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. 778-4441.
GILLIS 8 GILLIS ENT. Crushed, washed shell, top-
soil, landscaping services. We install shell drive-
ways. Serving Sarasota and Keys since 1978. Fully
licensed and insured. 753-2954 or 376-2954, cell.

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

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


VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. Dan or Bill, 795-5100 or cell 809-3100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. In-house plan designs. State licensed
and insured. Many Island references. 778-2993.
Lic# CRC 035261.


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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





A P A R T -_- N T S
TOWN & COUNTRY PERICO

941-795-4899
HOURS: Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat 10-5. Sun 12-5
Directions From U.S. 41. travel west on Manatee
Avenue (SR 64) and across Palma Solo Causeway
to Perico tslnd. Town & Country Perico
wil be on the left.
www.tchome.com
Limited time offer certain restrictions opply.
*Size restrictions apply.


INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. 35-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at
778-1730.
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction.
Free estimates, no overtime charges. N6w certi-
fying back flow at water meters. (FL#RF0038118)
778-3924 or 778-4461.
OVER THIRTY YEARS craftsman experience. In-
terior, exterior, doors, stairs, windows and trim.
Have sawmill, will travel. Dan Michael, master car-
penter. Call, 745-1043 or cell 962-4068.
WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more
by Hunter Douglas and others. Call Islander Keith
Barnett for a free consultation. Island 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: Inte-
rior/exterior painting, pressure washing and wallpa-
per. For prompt, reliable service at reasonable
rates, call Kevin at 778-2996. Husband/wife team.

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

25 YEARS EXPERIENCE, highly skilled, depend-
able restoration/renovation expert, carpenter, fine
finishing contractor. Kitchen/bathroom specialist.
Repairs, painting. Paul Beauregard, 779-2294.

KEN & TINA DBA Griffin's Home Improvements.
Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets
and shutters. Insured and licensed, 748-4711.


A Paradise Realty
Vacation Rentals


WELCOME TRACY BERNARD!


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!


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


2317 GULF DRIVE BRADENTON BEACH At only 150 feet from
the Gulf beach this Gulfview triplex is as close to the beach as any
prudent person should be. 712 sfla. 1 BR/1 BA upstairs with 720 sq.
ft. deck overlooking Gulf. 576 sfla downstairs front 2BR/1BA
apartment with 136 sq. ft. screen room: 810 sfla 2BR/1BA rear
downstairs apartment. Parking for six in rear via alley. $530,000.

Doug Dowling Realty
Phone & Fax: (941) 778-1222
E-Mail: dougdowling@earthlink.net
www.dougdowling.com


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


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






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HOM IPROEMNT oninud ENALSCotiue RNALSCotiue


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

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

WINDOW AND DOOR SILLS. Have cracked, crum-
bling, broken cement sills? Will rebuild all sills
promptly. 26-years experience. Chris, 795-3034.

BAYSIDE ROOFING. Roof repair specialists. Re-
Roofs! New Roofs! Tile replacement! All work guar-
anteed! RC0042064. 753-6879.

HOME REPAIRS & IMPROVEMENTS Carpentry,
painting, sheet-rock and popcorn, doors, bi-folds,
trim, moldings and general repairs. Homes, condos,
rentals. A.J. Winters, 713-1951.

COMPLETE BATHROOM REMODELING Drywall,
repairs, texture coating, painting. Custom shower
stalls, tub enclosures, fixtures, cabinets, tile. Unique
Options, 752-7758 or 545-6141 (cell).
HANDY ANTHONY. Jack of most trades. Home
refurbishing and detailing, 778-6000.



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

BAYFRONT COTTAGES with docks available.
Turnkey, beautiful views, breezy, quiet area. No
pets, nonsmoking. Priced from $750/month, $400/
week, $80/night. 941-794-5980. www.divefish.com.









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



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PROPERTIES, LL..
Ann Caron, Realtor
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


CANALFRONT HOME. 2BR/1.5BA recently totally
renovated with new kitchen, baths and more. New
dock and lift, large fenced yard, pets welcome.
Seasonal/monthly. $2,750/month. (813) 258-6405.
HOLMES BEACH CANALFRONT home, 2BR/
2BA, completely furnished, garage, laundry, dock,
many extras. $650/week, $1,800/month. Now
available. Call (813) 286-9814.

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

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

BEAUTIFUL TROPICAL HOUSE just converted to
a two-unit property. 2BR/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.

More ads=more readers. The Islander, 778-7978.






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

53 YEARS OF DISTINCTIVE ISLAND SERVICE





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.


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


BAYVIEW TERRACE 2BR ground-
floor unit in (rarely available) bayfront
complex. Steps to beach. $184,900.
Gail Tutewiler 778-0700.


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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 Elfi Starrett, 778-0700. Starrett, 778-0700.


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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.
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.


BAYFRONT TRIPLEX annual. Large 2BR/1BA,
$1,000/month and large 1BR/1BA, $850/month.
Washer/dryer hookup, full kitchen, newly reno-
vated. First, last, security. Steps to Bradenton
Beach. Realtor/owner. Home (352) 243-7916, of-
fice (352) 242-0167.

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.

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

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

ANNUAL BRADENTON BEACH 1BR/1BA, fur-
nished, lush tropical landscape. Steps to beach.
$700/month. Also, fully furnished studio apartment,
$600/month. 962-3262 or 779-0121.

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/mohth, plus utilities. Sunny
Shores, 1BR/1BA, furnished apartment, washer/
dyer, close to beach, $1,000 includes utilities. Pea-
cock Lane, 2BR/2BA, furnished duplex, washer/
dryer, $1000/month, plus utilities. Wedebrock Real
Estate Company, 778-6665 or (800) 749-6665.


ENJOY COOL GULF BREEZES FROM
YOUR NEW DREAM HOME built on this lot
on the north end of Anna Maria. Possible Gulf
view from an elevated house. Beach access
just steps away. Don't miss this great buy.
Just listed at $274,900.


ANNUAL RENTALS

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

Call Carol Saulnier for rentals ...





REAL ESTATE .
OF ANNA MARIA

778-0455 ,-
9906 Gulf Drive *
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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
S ndLawn Mowing Trimming Edging
SHauling By the cut or by the month.
We Monitor Irrigation Systems
Service INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
778.1345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
Established in 1983 _

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CONSTRUCTION
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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
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 4.


MARIANNECORRELL, REALTOR
ISLAND, CONDO AND DUPLEX SPECIALIST
"Personal Service is My First Name!"

(941) 778-6066


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

Please mention you saw it in The Islander.


IMAAESMLBUI NS OF THE YEAR


LIPAND SAVE N o*c*o*c*

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I RESTRICTIONS
Rules in effect for Manatee County:
* > Lawn and landscape watering is limited to two
0 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
0 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!)
0 >- 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 Water
Management District (Swiftmud) toll-free: 1-800-423-1476.
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ANNUAL ONLY 2BR/1BA, directly on Gulf in
Bradenton Beach. $1,050/month, assurity/security
required with contract. 792-2779.
VACATION/SEASONAL MARTINIQUE condos;
212 Palm 3BR/2BA/pool. T. Dolly Young Real Es-
tate, 778-0807.
ANNA MARIA BEACH cottage. Fully furnished, air
conditioned. $75/night, minimum three nights, or
$450/week. Contact Jim Wilson, 778-2845.
CHARMING 2BR/1.5BA with new floors and appli-
ances. Includes washer/dryer, $895/month, plus all
utilities. 302-0779.

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 library,
Annual rental. $1,300 to $1,500/month. Call (970)
879-5531 or e-mail: siloydevans@cs.com.-
CUTE 1 BR/1 BA, steps to beach, sleeps five. Avail-
able 2003 season, $1,950/month. Whole summer
just $2,950. 778-1144 or 737-1121.
HOLMES BEACH unfurnished, 2BR/2BA,
screened lanai, garage, boat dock. $925/month,
water and waste included. 8006 Marina Drive.
776-1789.

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.

VACATION RENTAL: Charming 1 BR/1 BA, fully
furnished, just across from beach. Call 778-8211.
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA condo, first or second
floor, pool, tennis, close to beach. Old Florida Re-
alty, 778-3377.

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

ANNUAL/SEASONAL RENTALS
Furnished or unfurnished, short walk to beach.
1 BR with bayfront view or 2BR with water view and
garage. 779-9074.

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) 518-5850.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1BA with large deck. Just
one block to beach. Carport, washer/dryer hookup.
Annual lease, $825/month. (727) 215-1451.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA, ground level unit in great con-
dition in Holmes Beach, close to shopping and
beach. Marina Pointe Realty Co., 779-0732.
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.
CHARMING 1 BR/1 BA APARTMENT furnished in
quiet neighborhood canalfront. Nonsmoking,
washer/dryer. $850/month, includes utilities. Call
778-5405.
VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across
from beautiful beach, $350/week. Summer and fall
dates available. Almost Beach Apartments, 778-
2374.


ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1BA ground-level
unit. Central heat and air conditioning. New appli-
ances. Short walk to beach. Some utilities included.
First, last and security required. Call 778-1193.
UNFURNISHED ANNUAL Bradenton Beach.
Steps to the beach. Large 1BR/1BA with Jacuzzi
tub, washer/dryer, large sundeck with great views.
$850/month. By appointment only, call 778-0292
or 650-3552.
ANNA MARIA APARTMENT Prefer one person.
Large 2BR/1 BA. Beautiful beach at end of block.
$650/month. 778-3523



MIKE McCALEB ARCHITECT
10 Year Island Resident AR-0014004
25 Years Experience Phone 778-5560
Residential Commercial

Sisltan Cl4stom Tops
Complete Corian Counter Top Service
Commercial Residential
SDupont Certified
Dave Spicer 778-2010


NOW HIRING TIe Islander
ALL POSITIONS
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Anna Maria


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"Our Specialty"
LOCAL CALL:
(941) 284-8723
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IS LAND R_ aC ASSIFiEDS


2BR/2BA ANNUAL. Elevated over carport. Nice
view on lake. Washer/dryer, dishwasher, central air
conditioning, lanai, fruit trees and flowers, no pets.
$800/month. First, last. 952-1592.
ANNUAL 2BR/1.5BA elevated duplex, view of Gulf
and bay, steps to beach. $825/month, plus utilities.
No pets. Call, 922-2473.
BEACH RENTALS Literally only a few steps to the
beach. Furnished 1 BR/1 BA apartment with private
screened-in patio. Walk to shopping and dining.
Best location for the price. $450/weekly or $1,600/
monthly, plus tax. Located on quiet street, 2908
Avenue E, Holmes Beach. Call 778-9121.
1 BR/1 BA with Gulfview deck. Bright and spacious.
North end of Anna Maria. Available August 1. $700/
month, annual. Call 779-2241.
GULFVIEW APARTMENT newly refurbished. Un-
furnished 1BR. $700/month, plus utilities. 778-
4941.

COZY COTTAGE on lovely Lido Key. Steps to
beach and historic St. Armand's Circle. 1BR/1BA
on canal with boat dockage available. Full
kitchen, washer/dryer, Jacuzzi tub, two cable
TVs. Non-smoking, small pet considered. $550/
week or monthly rate available. Call Wagner Re-
alty, 778-2246.

ATTENTION RETIREES! Cozy condo, 2BR/1 BA,
one minute walk to beach on beautiful Anna Maria
Island. Available after July. Call 778-0434, or after
July 19 call (401) 354-4785.
1BR/1BA ANNUAL APARTMENT. Peaceful, pri-
vate, wooded lot. $625/month, includes utilities. No
pets. 778-1086 or 792-2620.
WALK TO BEACH from canalfront home in lovely
Anna Maria. Fully furnished, weekly/monthly/annu-
ally. Call (810) 695-6379.
BRADENTON BEACH in 55-plus resort park. 1 BR
with Florida room. Great location. $1,200/month. 6-
and-12-month lease available. (419) 385-7981.

KEY ROYALE: Large bayfront home offers 3BR/
3BA, lovely gourmet kitchen, two-car garage,
heated pool, dock with boat lift and bay views from
every room. Annual, unfurnished, available Sept. 1.
Call (941) 587-2213.



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.

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


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

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

ISLAND LIVING YOU CAN AFFORD! Turn key
furnished 1 BR/1 BA mobile home. Elevated ceil-
ing 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.

BRAND NEW 2BR/2.5BA condo on golf course at
beautiful Tobago Hilton on Tobago Island,
Trinidad in the Caribbean. 1,694 square feet.
Excellent rental market. Asking $229,000, ap-
praised at $241,000. Call Rick at 778-1102 or
727-5873.

519 SOUTH DRIVE, Anna Maria (off South Bay
Blvd.) We are nearing completion on this totally
remodeled, ground-level 3BR/2BA. On deep-
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.

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

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
canal 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.
RUNAWAY BAY condo 1BR/1BA, unfurnished.
Prime location, screened balcony, second floor.
$162,000. For sale by owner, 755-4793.

LOT FOR SALE Newton and Jacaranda in Anna
Maria. Ready to build with plans available, not on
coastal construction line, Gulfview and access.
$274,900 (broker protected). Call (813) 990-8543
or (813) 300-8543.


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SUNNY DUPLEX new tile throughout. Nice lot with
room for pool. Quiet street, just one lot from the bay.
$264,900. Seller will consider all offers. Yvonne
Higgins, Wagner Realty, 720-3879.
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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Great vacation home or rental. Heated
pool and within walking distance to every-
thing. $349,000. Call Ed Oliveira at 778-
4800 or 705-4800.





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2BR/2BA unit in this small, well located
complex. Building refurbished last year.
Weekly rentals allowed. Now turnkey fur-
nished! $429,000. Call Ken Rickett at
778-4800.


GULF AND BAY VIEW "PELICAN
COVE" CONDO 2BR/2BA, turnkey fur-
nished. Community dock, tennis, heated
pool and spa. Excellent rental! $299,500.
Call Lynn Hostetler at 778-4800 or 720-
5876.






EXPANSIVE BAYFRONT VIEWS of the
Islands and Sunshine Skyway Bridge
from this stunning 3BR/2BA home. Boat
dock with davits and huge lot. $799,000.
Call Jane Grossman or Nicole Skaggs at
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ANNA MARIA ISLAND HOME
3BR/2BA home in central Holmes Beach. Large
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3BR/2BA, professionally decorated condo.
Furnished, heated pool, small pets, tennis,
across from beach, close to everything.
$294,000.
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Spacious 1BR/1BA. Bayfront Complex. Ceramic
tile, elevator, garage, heated pool, tennis, small
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SBy lloyd E. Pollet / Edited by Will Shortz


Across.
1 Convoke
5 Lasting periods
9 Elevator innovator Otis
15 Segment covered by a
test, perhaps
19 Comic strip dog
20 Streaked
21 More junglelike
22 Minor wound
23 Smoke a funny cigarette?
26 Sound rebound
27 Parlor piece
28 Sound
29 "The Fountainhead" hero
31 Weekend outdoor event
34 Items in an ed.'s in-box
36 Reagan attorney general
39 Teutonic cry
42 Transportation in and
around Des Moines?
45 __ Paulo, Brazil
46 Sign of an absent mind
48 1904 presidential
candidate Parker and
others
49 Encircle
51 Kind of drop
53 Scooby-_
54 Autocrat's chutzpah?
59 One may be plotting
62 __ Malvinas (the
Falklands)
63 Diamond Head locale
64 Evangeline's home
66 What Andy Capp's
bartender serves him?
71 Wide of the mark
72 It may need dusting
73 Tropical growth









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76 Pacino's "Sea of
Love" co-star
78 What Santa's elves
rode when the sleigh
broke down?
81 Sun, e.g.
82 Furry frolicker
85 Bedroom furniture
86 Certain tributes
89 Song from
Sondheim's "Com-
pany"
94 First mate?
95 Give Attila his
walking papers?
97 Judas
98 One working on a
column
99 Suffix with function
100 Light lager
104 "There's a Wocket in
My Pocket!" writer
106 -Ball
107 Prayer book selection
111 Comic Mort
113 Autobiography of a
soused romantic?
118 Foreign pen pal
119 Astuteness
120 TV's Science Guy
and others
121 Spirit
122 Org. in an ABC
drama
123 Camera lens settings
124 Hot
125 Handout

Down
1 Sting participants
2 Together, to
Toscanini
3 See 83-Down
4 Southpaw
5 Old hospital
administration


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6 School of the future?
7 One may be in a cast
8 Navy helicopter
9 Least good
10 Vermin
11 Like Pachelbel's Canon
12 Camelot honorific
13 Final transport
14 It had 50 oars, in
mythology
15 Having poor posture
16 Poem that isn't worth
much?
17 First person in
Germany?
18 Fight finisher
24 It may be iced or spiced
25 Grand opening events
30 nitrite
32 1997 best seller
subtitled "Her True
Story"
33 "Favorite" one
34 Colt producer
35 Bud holder
37 Monsieur, across the
border
38 Sinclair rival
39 Some computer
characters are written
in this
40 Composes
41 Big buildup
43 Unbelievable
44 Where Labour Day is
observed
46 Wild
47 Caesar's card count?
50 Wax, perhaps
52 Former Army chief of
staff Bradley
55 Gift alternative
56 Way to go
57 "Kung Fu" actor Philip
58 Pail contents, perhaps
60 Sack


61 Rather wan
64 Yours, to Yvette
65 Quart quartet
67 Melodious
68 "Look Homeward,
Angel" hero Eugene
69 Airport info: Abbr.
70 Chatter, to an Aussie
74 Dante's "La Vita __"
75 To date
76 Like some humor
77 Musical group's regatta
entry?
78 Cheater's preparation .
79 Biblical possessive


80 Early 11th-century
date
81 Marine menace
83 With 3-Down, way
up for a downhiller
84 Like Serling tales:
Var.
87 Toughened
88 By way of, briefly
90 They sit on laps
91 Heartache
92 "Annie" portrayer
Quinn and others
93 Part of U.N.L.V.
96 ABC's


101 Raucous
102 Directional ending
103 Angry
105 A.S.A.P. in an E.R.
106 Flight segment
108 Lacking backup
109 Indy path
110 Wild goose
111 Lorenzo, Calif.
112 U.S. Olympic gymnast
Chow
114 Dieter's target
115 Cigna plan: Abbr.
116 Strong cleaner
117 Law of ancient Rome
each minute.


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