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Creation Date: July 24, 2002

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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: July 24, 2002

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

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"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"


Volume 10, no. 37, July 24, 2002 FREE


County OKs grant application for Perico Bayou land


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Manatee County commissioners yesterday unani-
mously approved a motion to submit a grant applica-
tion to the Florida Communities Trust Equity for $6
million as the first step in obtaining the total funds
necessary to purchase some 480 acres of wetlands
along the east side of Perico Bayou and the southwest
portion of the Manatee River known as "The Estuary"
(The Islander, July 17) for preservation.
The land had been slated for development by the
owners into approximately 250 single-family homes, but
the Robinson family recently presented the county with an


option to purchase the property as a nature preserve rather
- than proceed with their housing project. Under the offer,
the Robinson's would keep about 200 acres in the south-
east section of the property to build a golf course and ac-
companying amenities, but not a residential community.
Commissioners jumped at the opportunity to pre-
serve the land and County Ecosystems Manager
Charlie Hunsicker has already prepared the preliminary
plans for a nature park on the site that will accompany
the grant application.
Hunsicker said in addition to the FCTE grant, ad-
ditional funding could come from a proposed one-quar-
ter-mill tax increase in the upcoming budget that would


be set aside by the county specifically to purchase en-.
vironmentally sensitive lands.
Hunsicker said the Robinsons have given an initial
price, but he was not at liberty to disclose the offer.
However, he said the $6 million represents about 75
percent of the estimated value of the land at present,
without the 200 acres set aside for the golf course.
"We will negotiate a fair price," said Hunsicker.
Family member Bill Robinson has said his family
needs a signed agreement with the county by Decem-
ber to purchase the property. Otherwise, the family has
to proceed with its approved residential project to re-
tain the development rights.


Perico lily projects
serene scene
Bill Pruitt of Bradenton
captured his winning entry in
The Islander's "Top Notch"
Photo Contest at Perico Island
from the Palma Sola Cause-
way. The Fragrant Water Lily
blooms from April to Septem-
ber and thrives in lakes, ponds
and sluggish streams such
as the entrance to the
northside development on
Perico. A certificate for
brunch for two persons at Ooh
La La! bistro, an Islander
"more-than-a-mullet-wrap-
per" T-shirt and a Duffy's
Tavern cap await Pruitt at The
Islander office. 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 14A.


Island boasts first.ever green turtle nest


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Anna Maria Island has its first known nest of a rare
green turtle, and a plucky mother this one had to be.
Turtle protectors suspect that she was preceded
here by her mother before nesting records were kept,
and she was returning maybe 50 years later to her birth-
place as turtles do. It made her very determined.
She fought her way through scattered toys and
beach chairs, battled a concrete wall head to head,
couldn't get where she wanted to be and went back
to sea, and finally came ashore again nearby to get
the job done.
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch volunteers led by
director Suzi Fox first found the "green" between Third
and Fourth streets South in Bradenton Beach.
"She wanted to nest there," Fox said, "but the con-


create wall was between her and where she wanted to
nest, and she fought it out with the wall for an hour. I
was there watching and pulling for her."
There was some trouble with toys in the way, too,
although Linger Longer resort had pulled its beach fur-
niture up above the high-tide line to give any turtles
free passage.
The turtle ultimately gave up and waddled back
into the Gulf. Fox spotted sure indications that she was
ready to nest and when she didn't, "I was heartbroken."
Of all endangered sea turtles, the green is most rare.
Five hours later, at 6 a.m., the turtle's track was
found five blocks south and her nest was located be-
tween Ninth and Tenth streets south. She evidently
crawled about 30 feet up a walkover ramp for handi-
cap traffic, went back down and dug her nest beside
the ramp.


FOR MORE TURTLE NEWS,
SEE PAGE 4


Fox, plagued all season by beach people who don't
obey turtle protection laws, said she was pleased that
Linger Longer had made a real effort to "do it right."
It had taken up its beach furniture and controlled lights
so they couldn't be seen from the beach and lure turtles
to perils inshore.
"They did everything right, gave it their best shot,
but it just shows that no matter how well you do you
can't control everything, so kids' toys were overlooked
PLEASE SEE GREEN TURTLE, NEXT PAGE





PAGE 2A 0 JULY 24, 2002 M THE ISLANDER


A rare. Ina inueeu
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch volunteer Jo Ann Meilner, left, Morris Emigh, Don Meilner and Sherry
Emigh, look over the "fresh" green turtle crawl on the beach, leading to the Island's first green turtle nest at
10th Street South. The large sea turtle's pit and sand spray surrounding the nest are located in the fore-
ground, with the distinctive crawl (side-by-side flipper tracks and tail trail) leading from the water and back
again on nearly the same path. Islander Photos: Bonner Joy


Yes! It's a nest,
an Island first
Turtle volunteer
"Turtle" Tommy Van
Ness and Suzi Fox
verify the nest by
selecting the area
where the eggs were
laid and digging gently
into the sand far
enough to reveal the
top on an egg, as other
volunteers look on from
the walkover.


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afternoon
The afternoon-long bash to raise money
against cancer and votes for Mitch Stewart's legs
will be Sunday, July 28, at D.Coy Ducks Bar &
Grille, 5410 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Stewart, president of the Anna Maria Is-
land Privateers, is a candidate for "Mr. Legs
2002" in Manatee County. Every $10 he raises
is worth one vote in the contest, with all pro-
ceeds going to the Manatee County unit of the
American Cancer Society.
The affair Sunday will be from 1 to 6 p.m.
Music will be by Reid Frost and the GTR
Band.
Winner of the contest will be announced at
the 14th annual Tennis Shoe Ball Aug. 17 at
the Bradenton Municipal Auditorium, where
dress will be gowns and tuxedos with tennis
shoes, of course.



Green turtle nests on Island
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
near the concrete wall. No harm done, everything came
up roses."
Elsewhere on the turtle front, two nests have
hatched so far on the Island and four were found to
have dead hatchlings and drowned eggs due to having
been flooded during a storm two weeks ago. On
Egmont Key, 15 nests have been recorded and one has
hatched.
Anna Maria Island has 96 nests, about half of the
average season, with 84 false crawls indicating a turtle
bent on nesting gave up the effort. Fox said she is quite
happy with that ratio "usually it's three false crawls
for every successful nest after beach renourishment"
such as was completed this spring on Anna Maria Is-
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THE ISLANDER U JULY 24, 2002 U PAGE 3A


Anna Maria eyes elimination of duplex zone


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
If the intent of Anna Maria's planning and zoning
board was to find some issue to get more public input
on the board's revision of current city land-use codes,
members may have drawn an ace at their July 15 meet-
ing.
That could be because board member Dale Wood-
land suggested the board look at eliminating the R-2
(duplex) zone completely from the city's code book.
Such a move would also eliminate any triplex, fourplex
or apartment building from being built in the city.
Board member Charlie Daniel agreed.
He's worried that developers could turn an entire
city block into streets of duplexes and cited a duplex
under construction on Spring Avenue. An older home
at that location was torn down for the new building and
there's a vacant lot next door that could be suitable for
a duplex. There's also a vacant lot across the street that
could be turned into more duplexes, he suggested.
The vacant lot. for sale is too small for a duplex,
said a real estate agent. The adjacent lot was recently
cleared.by the property owners, according to the city's
building department, but no plans for any construction
have been submitted, Building Official George McKay
said.
Woodland is concerned about the continued need
for an R-2 zone, and he's worried about the lack of
public input at the board meetings on code revision.
Only two members of the public showed up for the July
15 meeting.
"We definitely need some input on this issue. We
need to hear from real estate agents, developers, people
who own vacant land in the R-2. What do they want to
do?" said Woodland.
He suggested getting a list of duplex lots that al-
ready have a single family home and vacant lots in the
R-2 zone and send these property owners a letter invit-
ing comment.
Woodland also wants a time frame for current
owners in the R-2 to build a duplex before a certain
date. After that date, the R-2 zoning would cease to
exist.
"But aren't you encouraging developers to come in
and build quickly" by establishing a cutoff date, asked
board chairman Doug Copeland.


Duplex invasion?
Anna Maria's planning and zoning board is worried that duplexes such as this one under construction on
Spring Avenue could eventually cover large portions of the city's zoned R-2 areas. Islander Photo: Rick
Catlin


Not necessarily, said Woodland.
Copeland seemed to agree in principle with the
concept, however, noting that the city's comprehensive
plan says Anna Maria is primarily a city of single-fam-
ily homes.
Under Woodland's plan, current multifamily struc-
tures would be "grandfathered" into the city, as would
duplexes built before a stated cutoff date.
There was some concern about the legality of
eliminating the R-2 district related to a state require-
ment to have low-income housing in the city and the
creation of an R-2 district previously solved that issue,


Copeland said.
In the end, board members agreed to continue dis-
cussion at their next meeting at 7:30 p.m. July 22.
Board members also agreed that the upcoming vi-
sioning process in September could provide the board
with direction on a variety of code issues, not just land
usage.
Until the visioning document is finalized and pre-
sented to the city, the board will simply "flag" and dis-
cuss areas of conflict in the codes. Discrepancies and
ambiguities that board members find in the codes, how-
ever, will be addressed.


Anna Maria commissioner passes ethics review


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The Florida Commission on Ethics has given Anna
Maria City Commissioner Chuck Webb a verbal
"thumbs up." The commission issued an opinion last
week that Webb's actions and vote on the controver-
sial Villa Rosa subdivision preliminary plat approval
were not a "conflict of interest" and did not violate
Florida statutes.
Webb himself had asked the Florida Commission
on Ethics and the Florida Bar Association to review his
role as an attorney in the sale of the Lardas family prop-
erty to GSR Development LLC, developers of the Villa
Rosa subdivision, and his subsequent vote to approve
GSR's preliminary plans.
His requests came after GSR attorneys raised the


"conflict of interest" issue at
the July 11 city commission ..... ,
meeting and suggested ,
Webb excuse himself from .
the discussion and the sub- --
sequent vote on the Villa
Rosa application. .;.
Kerrie Williams of the
ethics commission deliv-
ered a verbal opinion to
Webb that he did not have a Webb
conflict of interest and cited
four separate legal cases in Florida to substantiate her
findings. Webb has requested the opinion also be pro-
vided in writing.
Attorney William Terry, representing GSR Devel-


Meetings


Anna Maria City
July 25, 7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda: reports
on code enforcement, financial, building and public works,
and sheriff's office; introduction of Deputy Sgt. John
Kinney; setting of meeting date on final reading of turtle
ordinance; setting of tentative millage rate and public
hearings on budget; discussion of minutes of meeting of
July 8; discussion of interior lot line ordinance; discussion
of right of way ordinance encumbrance request at 240
Oak Ave.; discussion of equity study commission regard-
ing occupational license fees; forestry grant resolution;
and public comment.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
July 25, 6:30 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting.


Agenda: public hearing on special exception for off-
street valet parking at Bridgewalk, 111 Bridge St., and
public hearing for special exception for bicycle and
scooter rental by Island Water Sports & Scooter Rent-
als, 1301 Gulf Drive N.
July 26, 8:30 a.m., city commissioner-department head
work session
July 30, 1 p.m., scenic highway committee meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
July 25, 1 p.m., planning commission meeting.
July 26, 1:30 p.m., police department retirement board
meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.


opment, had questioned whether or not Webb had a
"conflict of interest" as the attorney for the previous
property owners and as a member of the city commis-
sion, which was voting to approve or disapprove the
preliminary plat plans for that location.
Terry had also claimed that an indemnity waiver
given Webb by the Lardas family at the sale of the
property to GSR was "highly unusual" and believed
Webb should consider abstaining from the Villa Rosa
vote.
Webb denied any conflict of interest and eventu-
ally voted in favor of the subdivision.
Florida law requires that in the absence of any clear
conflict of interest generally recognized as a finan-
cial loss or gain to the individual elected official a
city commissioner has a duty to vote, Webb said.
But Webb did not want the allegations by Terry to
go unchallenged, even though the Villa Rosa plans
were approved.
"Let's get it resolved," Webb said on July 11.
Webb said he "did not see any possible violation,
but I feel that the best course is to let the bodies that
govern this area decide the issue."
And, he added, GSR Development attorneys have
not provided any factual basis for a violation of ethics
or a conflict of interest.
Webb contacted the Florida Commission on Eth-
ics and the Florida Bar Association to review his con-
duct and actions as both an attorney for the Lardas fam-
ily and as a city commissioner.
A written report from the ethics commission
should take about three to five weeks, said Webb.
At the same time, the Florida Bar Association will
do an informal review pending receipt of the report
from the ethics commission, after which it will issue its
own decision on the questions raised by-Webb.





PAGE 4A 0 JULY 24, 2002 0 THE ISLANDER


Don't blame renourishment for turtle scarcity


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Marine scientists and engineers who have studied
several decades of data on Florida's annual turtle nest-
ing season say don't blame beach renourishment for the
lack of turtles on Anna Maria Island this year. The
number of nests appears to be down from last year
throughout the state.
"There are normally and naturally ups and downs
in the number of turtle nests on Florida beaches every
year,'' said Larry Woods, curator of the
MarineLifeCenter in Juno Beach.
"I would be more concerned if a five- to 10-year
study on Anna Maria Island had shown a decline in
turtle nests," he said. "You really have to observe sev-
eral nesting cycles before you can begin to make a sci-
entific judgment."
Juno Beach is experiencing a decline in the num-
ber of loggerhead turtle nests, but the number of green
turtle nests is up significantly, he said.
"From the information I've received, the number
of loggerhead nests seems to be down statewide,"
Wood added. On the other hand, he said the number of
green turtle nests appears to have increased consider-
ably from last year. Juno Beach has more than three
times the normal number of green sea turtle nests, he
said. "This is a record year here for greens."
On the Gulf Coast, however, nearly all of the sea
turtles who come ashore are loggerheads, although
Turtle Watch officials found one green sea turtle nest
at Cortez Beach last week.
While Wood has not seen Anna Maria Island since
the recent beach renourishment, he cautioned that
beach renourishment generally doesn't cause a drop in
turtle nest numbers.
Juno Beach underwent beach renourishment 18
months ago, he said, and this is the second nesting sea-
son since the new beach was installed.
"The numbers show virtually no statistical change
in the number of nests both before and after the
renourishment," Wood said.
"That's not to say that every beach renourishment
project doesn't affect the turtles," he observed.
Generally, turtles are affected by sand compaction
and the formation of escarpments following beach
renourishment, particularly in the first year, he said.
If the sand is too compact, the turtle may decide not
to nest in that location, but seek another nearby beach.
If a mother turtle encounters an escarpment in the sand,
she could also return to the water.
"But these problems are normally not significant,"
said Wood.
And remember, a mother turtle is going to lay her
eggs somewhere. "She's not just going to go back to
the water and dump them. She'll eventually find a
beach." Additionally, mother turtles may lay several
nests on the same beach.
"You could end up with the same number of eggs
as last year, but fewer nests," he predicted.
Wood, who has been observing nesting turtles in
Florida the past 14 years, dismissed the idea that the
Anna Maria Island beach renourishment project af-
fected the turtle's food supply. "A pregnant turtle


Turtle liests are fewer than usual this year on the Island and in Florida 'as a whole. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy


doesn't eat. She's too full of eggs," he said.
Normal food for the loggerhead is crustacean and
it's usually found along reefs and shallow waters and
among seagrasses, he said.
Marine engineer Rick Spadoni of Coastal Planning
and Engineering in Boca Raton, the firm hired by the
county to oversee the Island's beach renourishment
project, said his company has engineered a number of
beach renourishment projects in Florida the past 30
years.
"For some reason, the number of turtle nests the
first year after renourishment is generally down," he
said. "But the numbers usually come back the second
year."
He explained that for some reason, turtles seem to
like weathered sand better than new sand for their trek
up the beach to build a nest. After the first year of beach
renourishment, Spadoni said the number of nests
"comes back vigorously.
"So there should be a significant increase next
year."
Spadoni agreed with Wood that if there is a trend,
"you would need a five- to 10-year average before
making any conclusions."
He's never been involved in a beach renourishment
project that affected the number of turtle nests over
several years, and he's never heard of one in Florida.
And Florida is known for fluctuations in its marine
life. "Why do we have so few kingfish some years and
more than enough in other years?" he asked. "The same
for lobsters. These are just naturally occurring phenom-
ena."
Scientists from Coastal will continue to monitor
the Island's beach renourishment for the next several
years, Spadoni said. "We will keep track of the beach
and the numbers, but right now, I don't think it's cause


for concern. Next year will tell us a little bit more."
Indeed, Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch Director
Suzi Fox said she's not alarmed by the number of turtle
nests on Island beaches this year.
"We're confident that beach renourishment is not
the problem" for the decline this year in the number of
nests from last year.
As of July 17, Fox said there were 94 nests on the
Island. During a normal turtle-nestifig season, which
runs from May through October, around 260 are usu-
ally observed.
"But I don't think it's just the Island that's down,
I think it's all over the state," said Fox.
Quite true, said Jerris Foote of the sea turtle pro-
gram at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, the num-
ber of sea turtle nests on Sarasota beaches is also down
this year from last.
"It appears to be statewide, not just in our area,"
said Foote, who communicates with Wood and other
marine scientists continually to monitor the state's
turtle nest population.
That's not to say the drop doesn't worry Foote. On
July 5, 2002, Sarasota beaches had 574 turtle nests
while on the same date last year, Foote had observed
1,064.
"It is cause for concern," said Foote. "And last year
was lower than the previous year. We're concerned, but
we need more data. We're not yet sounding the alarm."
On the bright side, she said the number of turtle
nests in Sarasota is up from numbers in the early 1980s,
despite the recent decline. And this year, Lido Beach
and the Sarasota portion of Longboat Key have both
shown an increase in the number of turtle nests.
"This could be just a natural down trend, but we
may need to start looking at factors that affect the
turtles, not just locally but worldwide," said Foote.


Fire commissioners approve operating budget


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter.
Fire commissioners unanimously approved a
2002-03 budget for the West Manatee Fire & Rescue
District, which includes increases in pay and benefits.
According to WMFR Chief Andy Price, this year
there are no plans for new positions, but rather salary
adjustments for existing positions.
This new budget includes a 2.6 percent cost-of-liv-



Our best wishes
Best wishes to Lisa Williams, Islander cor-
respondent, following a Monday evening heart
attack at Publix, from The Islander staff. Lisa
is well-known to Islanders from her former
position as a server at Chapter's on the Island
restaurant.


ing adjustment based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics
for the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater area, effec-
tive Oct. 1, 2002.
Other salary adjustments include a .63 percent to
2.03 percent adjustment for existing positions based on
a salary study of local area fire districts conducted by
Price.
Price recommended the salary adjustments in or-
der to ensure competitiveness in job categories.
In addition to facing a depleting pool of qualified
career and volunteer firefighters, Price said Manatee
County is facing shortages in paramedics. He said
WMFR has had difficulty keeping paramedics from
moving to other districts and has included a new incen-
tive package in this year's budget.
Price recommended that WMFR increase the edu-
cation incentive for paramedics by $300, bringing the
incentive for all personnel to maintain paramedic cer-
tification to $1,200.
Finally, the budget includes a 5.79 percent in-


crease in assessment rates.
According to Price, legislation allows all districts
to increase their cap equal to the previous five-year av-
erage of the Florida total personal income produced by
the U.S. Department of Commerce.
He said this will allow the district to keep up with
the costs of running a fire district. However, it does not
allow for growth within the department, such as add-
ing additional personnel or programs.
The last five year's average, provided by the U.S.
Bureau of Economic Analysis, was 5.83 percent.
WMFR is not at the tax cap and therefore is allowed to
set its rate within the cap.
The district's operating budget is $3,588,171, up
from last year's $3,398,020.
In other news the district was overpaid approxi-
mately $99,000 by the Manatee County tax collectors
office. Price said it was a computer glitch that gave
WMFR money that should have gone to another district
and it will need to be paid back.







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Villa Rosa
A Web site located at www.villarosa.us July 18
lampooned the proposed Villa Rosa subdivision in
Anna Maris with a picture of a locked gate with a sign
on top that says "Villa Rosa, Keep Out."
The Web site also showed three pictures of im-
mense mansions and castles that could be worth well
over $20 million each. The locations were called the
Conch House, Manatee and Sandy Dunes.
But the Villa Rosa gate picture was only available
on the site early that morning. By 11 a.m., the gate and
mansion pictures had been replaced by a picture of a
stately palm-lined boulevard and a plat map of Anna
Maria from 1910.
Efforts to locate the builder of the Web site were
unsuccessful, and developers of the Villa Rosa could
not be reached for comment.


Funding plan OK'd for

Cortez schoolhouse
By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Landscaping at the old schoolhouse in Cortez is
within a couple of steps of being in place, with Mana-
tee County Commission action Tuesday.
The commissioners approved a subgrant agree-
ment between the county and Sarasota Bay National
Estuary Program to pay for $20,000 worth of clear-
ing and replacing unwanted vegetation with more
acceptable native plants.
Now all that remains between the shaggy
ground of the present and the spruced-up landscape
of the near future is picking a contractor and getting
the work done.
NEP will be taking the lead in the "Intertidal
Habitat Restoration" project, with Gary Raulerson
in charge. He is senior environmental scientist for
the bay program.
The money comes from his agency and the


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nism existed to let the county transfer the $7,000 to
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Hence the commissioners' action Tuesday, July
23, in approving the subgrant agreement. It was an
item on the commission consent agenda and its ac-
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NEP's Raulerson said the silted and overgrown
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crops the plants must be put in place in the most fa-
vorable time in the growing season.
He plans a request for bids within a month and
foresees completion of the work in mid-autumn.
The Cortez Schoolhouse building, constructed in
1912, is in county ownership and Cortez residents
want it refurbished and turned into a community
service facility.


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Opinion


Just in time
There's an old sign in another fishing community
south of us that says, "Biznes is on de up an' up ..."
Thank goodness, at last business is on the up and
up in Cortez. Business and plenty of other things.
As on Anna Maria, real estate is booming, although
we readily admit not all Cortezians are happy about all
the newcomers, nouveau riche and the like.
Some formerly out-of-business commercial fishers
have found productive work in construction and by di-
versifying their boats to make income on the water in
new and innovative ways. Tour boats, including envi-
ronmental guided excursions, are doing well, and a
couple of waterway advertising boats are visible along
the beach, as well as some water-borne ultra-light
planes and parasail rides.
More and more Cortezians are finding their way
out of the "net ban" funk until the little village has re-
gained its bustling, busy waterfront.
Latest of the current changes is the arrival in Cortez
of yet another movie-making, money-making machine,
the MGM production of "Out of Time," starring
Denzel Washington and Sanaa Latham.
It's at least the third production in our collective
memories, including "The Flash of Green" released in
1985 and "Great Expectations" just a few years ago -
which produced grand expectations for a few lucky
Cortezians.
"Out of Time" means a business boom to the
motels in Bradenton Beach, a few dock workers, a
local cleaning crew, a boat excursion company, a
security firm, many restaurants, and all manner of
recreational enterprises. It may even have brought a
mini-boom in binocular sales as people jostle for
glimpses of movie folk, who have been protected by
guards from contact with and interference from lo-
cal fans.
This is the kind of business from the outside that
Cortezians can welcome here and spending today,
gone tomorrow. Cortez has beaten back a lot of the
other kind, bent on exploiting the historic village and
inevitably changing its character.
Virtue may be rewarded after all, in some cases
anyway. Cortez has valiantly and against tremen-
dous pressures refused to accept changes that have
overwhelmed so much of life. It has required of it-
self that it remain as it has been for 100 years and
more. And now people from Hollywood are bring-
ing big bucks to the village for being what it is.



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SOpinion


Open letter to residents of
Holmes Beach
I was one of five members of the Holmes Beach
Charter Committee appointed by the city commis-
sion to suggest changes in the charter. After 19 ses-
sions and approximately 100 hours of study and de-
liberation, four out of five of us decided that it is to
the best interest of Holmes Beach residents to
change the form of government to a manager/coun-
cil system.
This decision was not based on the lack of will
of the part-time commissioners and mayor to do a
good job, but it is noteworthy that Mayor Carol
Whitmore sent us a letter recommending the change.
When the charter committee reported to the
commissioners at a work session, the commission
chairman recommended that an outside "consultant"
be hired to make his recommendations and he asked
the mayor to find one.
Recently a "feasibility study" from Cody and
Associates of Cocoa Beach, Florida was distributed.
This study was clearly put together in haste they
were given only a few days to accomplish it and the
fee of $3,900 was modest.
The report contains inadvertent inaccuracies and
inadequately proven assumptions. For instance, it
states that obtaining grants is not the usual function
or duty or the city manager. However, the charter
committee's interviews with managers indicate that
their wide knowledge of what grants are available
and how they can best be obtained increased expo-
nentially the grants for their respective cities. For
instance Jim Madden, the newly hired manager in
Madiera Beach, almost immediately brought in a
grant for $440,000.
Cody's estimate that a city manager's salary
should be $60,000 to $75,000 is in line with esti-
mates the charter committee received from its con-
tacts with city managers in Florida cities of about the
same size. The Cody estimate that added charges


would be equal to the salary is way beyond the all-
inclusive $100,000 estimate given the charter corn-
mittee.
Rather than make assumptions, however, the
reasonable approach is to pursue the offer made by
Virginia Gilbert, town manager of Indian Shores, to
look over the 66 applicants she had received to fill
her shoes. She is retiring after 24 years of service.
The recommendation by Cody is that since there
is no emergency or proof of malfeasance, the present
system which has been in place 52 years should be
continued.
What is incredible in the call for continuance of
the status quo is the lack of understanding on the part
of the commission chairman and Cody that hiring a
city manager is to empower the job of commissioner
by emphasizing their responsibility of careful review
of issues and decisions in the best interest of the city
citizens. It frees the mayor/commissioner to concen-
trate on public relations.
All city managers must answer to the city coun-
cil or commission. As Cody points out, 84 percent of
all Florida cities the size of Holmes Beach have
adopted the manager-council form of government. It
is a proven system. It relies on the professional, full-
time manager to study and analyze and recommen-
dation to the commissioners on the thornier, more
complex issues. His presence not only improves
daily efficiency, it speeds up decisions. My observa-
tion of commission work sessions through personal
attendance and reading meeting minutes is that they
could use the prepackaging an experienced profes-
sional manager could provide.
Donald Knode, Holmes Beach
Many thanks
I wish to thank the person who found and turned in
my ruby ring at Publix. It is good to see we have people
who are concerned and want to do what is right. Your
caring and honesty were greatly appreciated.
Dian Hersiam, Holmes Beach


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Watching life begin
I spent the night on our Anna Maria white beach in
the moonlight watching endangered sea turtles being
born. A sand-covered nest had been made at the end of
my street about seven yards from the edge of the high
tide mark three months ago. A large female had spent
the night laying over 100 eggs that she left in the trusty
hand of Mother Nature to insure perpetuating life.
This day the center of the nest had suddenly begun
to sink at the eggs started to hatch prompted by the full
light of the moon. Only three out of 100 babies make
it to the sea and live to maturity. How like ourselves are
these small forms that are born naked, without an
owner's manual of how to proceed to survive.
A small band of us sat around the spot chatting in
the moonglow anticipating the eruption of a display of
amazing zeal for life. Our flashlights were turned off
for the wee turtles instinct is to head for the light. It was
midnight. The moon was pearly white. The silica sand
was agleam with reflected luminosity. The water was
a welcoming 85 degrees and silver-plated for the mo-
mentous occasion.
A trio of turtles emerged first. At first the black-hel-
meted four-inch youngsters pivoted, attempting to regis-
ter a heading. Suddenly with their inner compass dial
pointed west, they scrambled in heroic leg-pushing syn-
chronization up the side of the sand nest crater, over sea-
weed, shells and foot-pocked divots to the water's rim.
By law we humans can not touch them. Each new-
born turtle must win his own freedom himself. The uni-
versal omniscience played out knowing the predator
birds were asleep on Bird Cay miles away. As each,
silver dollar-size shadow merged with the Gulf of
Mexico, we cheered!
Two hours later a fourth tiny black head broke
ground. He was so valiant! All alone this precious
warrior beaded in the light bouncing off the moon over-
head to the southwest and began his struggle to the
platinum dimpled seawater beyond his vision.
What gusto in his persistent stepping and slipping


and flipping over upside down just as he reached the
water's edge. A visitor reached out in empathy to turn
the little kicking turtle upright.
An Island teenage boy said softly, "we must not
help them. I've watched hundreds of them do this. He
will make it."
A small wave curled over the shell of the tiny sea
turtle as though eager to help this endangered legacy to
its deep home. My heart burst open. Isn't this the way
life supports us all?
I shall never forget this mite of majesty as it swam
into the dark unknown that welcomed it. All alone. Yet
the seven well-wishers it left on the shore behind were
lit with inspiration they will carry all their earth lives
from his display of courage, blind trust and example of
doing what must be done that sat in front of him.
And tonight hundreds more will make it home to
the sea.
Bridget Ann Bagley, Holmes Beach

Special place, special neighbors
As I was reflecting on our close encounter with a
medical disaster I realized how grateful I am to live in
this special town of Bradenton Beach.
My husband John received good news as only 25
percent of the people do when diagnosed with a mela-
noma. We didn't go through the trauma of waiting and
worrying by ourselves. We had the prayers and good
wishes from neighbors and other friends and some
people we didn't even know before.
One example was especially poignant to us. A
long-time active member of our community, seriously
ill himself and in and out of the hospital several times
this last month or so, still made the effort to call and
wish my husband well. George Sinclair is the kind of
neighbor we treasure, the kind of people that make
Bradenton Beach so great.
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we disagree on what to do about it.
At times the disagreement becomes quite vocal but
that is cast aside when adversity occurs. We are like a
family that squabbles among itself but bands together
when attacked from outside forces.
Unfortunately, the band isn't always tight enough.
We lost a good commissioner over the animosity that
can pervade when people disagree. I have endured the
same animosity over my decisions as a commissioner,
but I have lived here longer than Ross Benjamin and I
know this town is worth the occasional anguish.
For when the dust clears, we care about each other and
the future of our town and that makes it all worthwhile.
When John's three-hour operation was over and
the prognosis was positive, our good news traveled.
faster than our own phone calls could. That can only
happen in a village like ours.
We thank everyone for their good wishes and their
prayers and we hope in days and years to come we can
be as good a neighbor to others as they have been to us.
Mollie Sandberg, Bradenton Beach

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July 15 79 91 0
July 16 80 92 0
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PAGE 8A 0 JULY 24, 2002 0 THE ISLANDER

Anna Maria Mayor to BIEO: 'We've got water problems'


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Surrounded by water, Island elected officials
wonder if there is enough water for their cities'
needs, now and in the future.
At the monthly Barrier Island Elected Officials
meeting July 17, Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn said
the meeting her city had July 10 with county water
officials to discuss water issues in Anna Maria left
her convinced that "we have water problems on the
entire Island."
Add in Longboat Key for water woes, which
buys its water from Manatee County and uses the
same pipe system the Island utilizes to get water
pumped from the mainland.
"The county said there is plenty of water, but the
problem is the infrastructure," said SueLynn.
The Island pipe system is antiquated and some
of the 4-inch pipes that bring water to Island cities
date from the 1960s, the mayor learned at the July 10
meeting.
A pumping station in northwest Bradenton to
boost water pressure to the Island is not yet online,
and all water to the Island and Longboat flows
through a single pipe from the mainland.
Water pressure to fight fires has fallen below
state minimums in many areas of Anna Maria, she
said, and lawn-sprinkling systems drop water pres-
sure dangerously low, particularly in the dry months
of April and May.
Additionally, there is a major problem of


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firefighters available to the Island.
The only fire station on the Island, the West
Manatee Fire and Rescue District station in Holmes
Beach, operates with three people on duty and three
backup officers on call.
Under newly enacted Florida legislation,
firefighters cannot enter a burning building, except
to save a life, unless there are two firefighters going
in the building and two outside the structure. That
means three firefighters might not be enough to save
a burning structure.
Backup firefighters don't live on the Island and
the earliest a backup fire crew can arrive at an Island
fire is 10 to 15 minutes, SueLynn said. That's if the
bridge isn't up. The closest backup station for Anna
Maria and Holmes Beach is at Manatee Avenue and
67th Street, while the nearest for Bradenton Beach
is on Cortez Road.
"Your house could easily burn to the ground in
that time," she said.
It's apparent there is a need for more fire service
on the Island and for more water to fight fires, said
the mayor. WMFR Fire Chief Andy Price will be
invited to the August BIEO meeting to discuss fire
issues on the barrier islands.
Also invited will be John Zimmerman, Manatee
County's water project manager, to discuss the fu-
ture of water to the Island and Longboat Key.
SueLynn also brought up the tourism tax col-
lected by the Bradenton Area Convention and Visi-
tors Bureau from all rooms rented in the county for
less than six months.
In 2001, the CVB collected slightly more than
$16.million from Island and Longboat Key rental
units, but none of this money is returned to the Is-
land, except through beach renourishment projects.
Longboat Key city manager Bruce St. Denis said
one of every three cents collected by the county in
tourism tax goes to the county's portion of beach
renourishment.
SueLynn would like to see some of remaining
money come back to the Island to assist with a tour-


ism information center. The CVB funds a tourism
office at a mall in Ellenton, but has consistently re-
fused to assist the Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce with such a facility on the Island.
Holmes Beach City Commissioner Don
Maloney said he understood where SueLynn was
coming from, but thought it was a waste of time try-
ing to get money from the CVB for the Island.
SueLynn then suggested getting the four Island
representatives on Manatee County's Tourism Ad-
visory Board to give the BIEO an overview and "at
least tell us where the money is spent."
Island representatives to the TAB include Ed
Chiles, Barbara Rodocker and Holmes Beach City
Commissioner Sandi Haas Marten.
Turning to the issue of the county's proposed
half cent sales tax increase, Maloney said he thought
the county had done a poor job of promoting passage
of the measure.
SueLynn said barrier island cities should start
now telling people exactly what the extra money
would go for, if the tax increase passes.
"We need to give them something to visualize,"
said the mayor.
Agreed, said St. Denis. "Tell them in advance of
the vote what you will use [the money] for."
He said a similar measure in Sarasota County
passed only because city residents voted for the in-
crease. Residents in unincorporated areas soundly
rejected the move.
"So your votes [to approve] will come from the
cities," he said.
SueLynn said all Island governments should
market approval to their constituents and not wait for
any county initiative.
According to her figures, if the tax were to pass,
Anna Maria would get $87,000 the first year,
Bradenton Beach $71,000, Holmes Beach $238,000
and Longboat Key $124,000. The money has to be
used for infrastructure by the cities, she said.
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THE ISLANDER U JULY 24, 2002 U PAGE 9A


Anna Maria City draft budget approved


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria city commissioners approved a draft
2002-03 budget of $1,758,541 at their July 16 budget
workshop, a near 30 percent increase from last year's
$1.366 million budget.
But commissioners had a little bit of "spare
change" to work with this year, accounting for some of
the increase.
The city transferred $143,200 remaining from the
city's portion of the one-cent sales tax increase in
Manatee County during the 1990s to city revenues and
commissioners used nearly $100,000 of this money in


the new budget for infrastructure projects. Addition-
ally, ad valorem taxes were budgeted to increase rev-
enue by slightly more than $118,000, thanks largely to
rising property values in the city.
The biggest line-item budget increase, however,
was not due to any extra commission spending, but
came from the fee charged by the Manatee County
Sheriff's Office to provide police protection in the city.
While no contract has yet been signed for the up-
coming fiscal year with the MCSO, Mayor SueLynn
has budgeted $472,631 for police services, based upon
information supplied by the MCSO.
That's up nearly $50,000, an 11.1 percent increase,


Expect traffic delays in Holmes Beach
The second phase of bike path installation is ongoing in Holmes Beach and will cause delays in traffic along
Gulf Drive north of the Manatee Public Beach and along Marina and Palm drives off and on between 7 a.m.
and 7 p.m. for another week to 10 days. The path is a 4-foot-wide apron on each side of the road which is
marked as a bike path. A grant in the amount of $225,000from the state is paying for the completion of the
bike path in the northern section of Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: J.L. Robertson


from the current $422,893, but represents a "worst case
scenario," the mayor said.
The final MCSO figure could be lower and is con-
tingent upon the MCSO obtaining its proposed salary
raises from the county commission, she said.
Commissioner John Michaels observed that the
cost of MCSO services has risen more than $100,000
the past two years, a 30.6 percent increase. In 2000-01,
MCSO charged the city $363,462.
"Well, let's make sure the MCSO can account for
the money," said Commissioner Chuck Webb.
SueLynn said the $472,631 budgeted is a "cap"
and she would try. to negotiate a lower fee when the
MCSO is ready.
In other moves at this session, the commission
agreed on donations of $150 to the League of Women
Voters, $300 to Keep Manatee Beautiful, $500 to the
S.T.A.R.T. organization of Longboat Key to help fight
red tide in the area and $500 to the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce. Commissioners at their first
budget session had committed $18,000 to the Anna
Maria Island Community Center.
City resident Diane Caniff said she was opposed to
giving city tax money to the chamber. The chamber's
job is to bring more people to the Island and "we don't
want more people," she said.
Commissioners felt the chamber was a good orga-
nization for the city and agreed on the donation. The
chamber had originally requested $3,500.
The Anna Maria Island Historical Society donation
of $750 was made a line item in the budget as was
$14,000 in matching grant money for historical projects
and a survey of historical sites in the city.
The commission's first public hearing on the bud-
get will be in early September, Mayor SueLynn said.
The budget must be approved by the city before Oct 1,
2002.


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Anna Maria charter review wants vote


Island treasures
Heather Harding, 8, of Brandon, and dad Glen Randolph
took to the beach last Friday and, braving showers,
garnered a batch of beautiful shells. They got their
treasure-trove near the Sandbar restaurant in Anna
Maria City and said "recent beach restoration and heavy
surf combined to unveil many beautiful shells."


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria's charter review committee continued
its slow-but-steady progress toward a new charter,
along with changes and revisions to the current docu-
ment.
Charter review committee chairman Tom
Aposporos at the July 19 meeting said he hopes to have
a draft document finalized by the end of August. The
committee is charged with presenting proposed
changes to the city commission by Sept. 30.
The committee is working toward a two-fold goal.
It's making minor changes and revisions to the current
document based upon input from members, experts in
the field of city charter and an opinion from City At-
torney Jim Dye..
But the review committee is also preparing a pro-
posal that could drastically change the city's current
form of government.
The proposal is to remove the mayor from the city
commission, making that person the chief executive of
the city, but with no power to vote.
Instead, another commission seat would replace
the mayor's spot, keeping the number of commission-
ers at five. The commission would elect its own chair-
man and set the agenda for commission meetings,
based upon input from individual commissioners and
the public.
The mayor would prepare the budget, handle the
day-to-day affairs of the city, and be responsible for
personnel. The mayor would attend council meetings
and participate in discussions, but not vote.
The charter review committee held a workshop
session to inform Mayor SueLynn and-other commis-
sioners of their progress and direction.
At that time, the consensus among commissioners
was for the committee to proceed with the separation


'Let's not shove this down

anyone's throat'
Anna Maria City
charter review committee
member Bob Barlow


of powers and efforts to strengthen the charter.
But Aposporos and fellow committee members are
concerned that the present charter only says the city com-
mission "may" send recommendations to the voters.
"Under the current charter, the city commission
could do nothing" with the recommendations. "They
-could throw out the work on the legislative and execu-
tive branches," he said. They are not forced to rely on
the public for a final determination.
-So one of the proposed changes would be that the
city commission "shall" present any charter changes to
the public for a vote. In the absence of that word in the
appropriate charter section at present, however, the
review committee will ask the city commission to send
the upcoming proposals to the city's voters for a final
determination.
Committee member John Adams said he hoped the
city commission did not appoint a charter review com-
mittee to "work all this time, then tell them 'no thanks,'
or go hire a consultant," in a reference to the Holmes
Beach City Commission after it received its charter re-
view committee report.
"I would want the city commission to send this to
the voters," said committee member Bob Barlow.
"Let's not shove this down anyone's throat."
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Flag-waving

non.American criticized

by Anna Maria resident
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Sabine Musil-Buehler brought out the American flags
on July 4 at Haley's Motel in Holmes Beach to celebrate
her "love of this country and what it stands for."
Because the corner of one of the flags accidentally
touched the ground that night, however, Musil-Buehler
got stung by some "anonymous" criticism, including some
remarks questioning her right as a non-national to fly the
American flag.
Although Musil is originally from Germany, she is
married to Tom Buehler, an American citizen, and both
own and operate Haley's Motel.
On July 5, said Musil-Buehler, "I got an anonymous
call on my answering machine complaining that one of the
flags was touching the ground and that this is very inap-
propriate, that Americans are proud of their flag and that
I'm not an American."
She checked the flags and found that one pole had
slipped in its support and a comer of the flag was touch-
ing the ground.
Although the caller did not leave a name, Musil-
Buehler traced the phone number through the phone ser-
vice Caller I.D. to the DeFrank residence on Pine Avenue
in Anna Maria.
When she reached Rick DeFrank to ask about the
message, Musil-Buehler said he proceeded to "flag" her
about her nationality and the flag and his own status as a
veteran of the U.S. armed forces.
"He told me that I was flying the flag inappropriately
and the veterans wouldn't appreciate it. He didn't seem


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to care that I was married to an American. I told him the
veterans I knew appreciated the flags."
"I might not be an American," she said, "but I am
proud to live under this flag's protection."
While she did not know DeFrank, she said she recog-
nized the name from newspaper articles about Anna
Maria. "He is obviously a man who has nothing better to
do than spy on other people," she said, suggesting he
should "get a life."
Musil-Buehler said she was originally upset about the


incident and considered not putting the flags out on future
holidays.,But she's received so many compliments from
Islanders, including many veterans, about the display she's
reconsidering.
"I was just trying to show my respect to a nation I and
my husband love," she said.
DeFrank had no comment on the incident or Musil-
Buehler's remarks except, "If I see the flag dragged on the
ground, I'll always say something. If your newspaper
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The "red tag" that had hung over owner John
Belsito's new Island Fitness Center building in Holmes
Beach prohibiting any further construction was lifted
by city building officials July 19 after owners agreed
to remove that part of the new roof that overhangs the
adjoining Tidemark hotel and condominium property.
The offending roof at the newly remodeled center,
site of the old Eckerd building, extended about two feet
over the property line onto Tidemark land. City offi-
cials on May 29 had issued the "red tag" order, prevent-
ing further construction until the issue between the two
land owners was resolved.
Holmes Beach Code Enforcement Officer Walter
-Wunderlich said the two sides have agreed that Island.
Fitness Center will remove the overhang. The city re-
ceived a letter from Island Fitness Center attorneys July
19 announcing the agreement. Building Superintendent
Joe Duennes said that agreement would make the
project in compliance with city building codes and he
confirmed to Island Fitness Center they could remove
the red tag.
Removal of the "red tag" designation allows Island
Fitness Center to apply for a permit for interior con-
struction, said Wunderlich, but no interior construction
permit has yet been applied for, he added.
Once all the interior designs are completed, the city
will inspect the building for a certificate of occupancy,
he said.
Among the prospective tenants at the Fitness Cen-
ter is the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce.


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By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Stalled for seven weeks, the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce is finally rolling toward
long-awaited new quarters.
The new digs are in the former Eckerd building at
Marina and Gulf drives in Holmes Beach. Work was
interrupted seven weeks ago when the Holmes Beach
building department red-flagged the refurbishing job
because the roof of the building was found to infringe
on Tidemark property next door.
Late last week the problem was ironed out and the
building ban lifted, so work could resume and the
chamber can breathe again.
"They'll need six weeks to finish the inside and we
(the chamber) will take about 30 days to get our space
in order, lights, fans, floor tiles and so on," said Mary
Ann Brockman, executive director of the chamber.
She figures on relocation sometime between Oct.
I and Oct. 15.
It won't be a long move physically, but it's a far
jump psychologically. The new office will be at 5317
Gulf Drive, just a block from the chamber's current
quarters at 5337 Gulf Drive.
"Don't get me wrong, this office has been better
than good," Brockman said. "But the new one will be


done on purpose, organized specifically for our needs
with plenty of storage space and a special section for
direct mail and other functions.
"And parking ... there's an abundance of parking
at the new place, where it's always been a problem
here."
Most important is location. The new office is at one
of the busiest corners on the Island, and it will be quite
prominent with signage and directions, Brockman
promised. The present office is somewhat out of the
main traffic flow in Holmes Beach and has to be sought
out on purpose, she said.
At the new one, "we'll pull in those visitors who
just turn and wonder what to do next."
Where an average of 2,500 people find their way
to the current office each month during the winter sea-
son, she anticipates 4,000 or more will come to the new
location. "That's a huge plus, for we're basically a tour-
ist information center directing people to our members'
businesses," she said.-
As an indication of the felicity of the new quarters as
opposed to the old, she said the office had 25,000 maps
delivered July 1 and 25,000 guidebooks in January -
"that's an 80-page guidebook, so just imagine how much
space they take up and we just have to make do now where
we'll have a big storage room in the new place."


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Officer Peter Lannon presented the facts about kids and
drugs at the second in a series of three talks titled "Op-
eration Safeguard."
The intent of the program is to increase awareness
of potentially dangerous situations involving children.
As the audience gathered in the Island Branch Library
meeting room, music that might influence teenagers
played in the background, including songs with lyrics
about violence and drugs.
A display of T-shirts hung on the walls and Officer
Lannon explained that teenage clothing is a form of
communication. Part of being aware is to notice what
kids are wearing and what they carry with them when
they leave the house.
He showed some items that are often associated
with the use of drugs, such as glow sticks and certain
candies that are used to enhance the effects of Ecstasy,
a drug that is used at Raves, parties held at abandoned
buildings or in fields, as far away from law enforce-
ment as the youths can get. Rave parties can be loud
and very crowded and attended by drug dealers and


users alike.
Lannon pointed out that there is a new class of drug
paraphernalia that might not seem suspicious at all, in-
cluding small plastic candy containers that are used to
transport small pills and pieces of crack cocaine. Other
examples of creative paraphernalia are baby bottles,
pacifiers and masks, normally used to filter out germs,
which also serve to magnify the drug experience.
Officer Lannon showed a film of experts discuss-
ing drug abuse, and another movie obtained from Anna
Maria Elementary School, depicting the school safety
officer and his involvement with the students.
Lannon shared his love of the work he does with
the young kids and his D.A.R.E. program with the
fifth-graders. He also let it be known that the police
department is a resource, and that officers are there to
both serve and protect.
Representatives from the Safe and Drug-free
Schools Advisory Committee attended the session,
gathering information to further educate other kids in
Manatee County.
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By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Manatees on Parade is still short a sponsor to get
the program really off the ground, but the parade will
go on.
That's the promise of the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce and the chief architect of the
manatees project, Jennifer Scott, chamber vice presi-
dent.
Manatees on Parade is patterned after programs
that made cows symbolic of Chicago, pigs of Cincin-
nati, lizards of Orlando, turtles of Tampa Bay, among
many successes, and is designed to make the manatee
Anna Maria Island's very own.
Artists have submitted designs to Scott and Ginger
White of the Island Art League, to be offered to indi-
vidual sponsors for their manatees. Those chosen will
net their artists $750 apiece and the job of converting
design to completed manatee. Or a sponsor can design
his or her own ideas and have artists carry them out.
The manatees are fiberglass bodies five feet tall,
which sponsors buy and artists decorate and finish in
whatever form the sponsor likes for a $3,000 invest-
ment.
The designs will be printed in a book to be shown
to individual sponsors, but printing is expensive and the


job can't get going until the primary sponsor comes
forth because the sponsor's name has to be on ev-
erything, including the book.
The chamber has been looking for weeks for a cor-
porate sponsor willing to spend $30,000 for the honor,
said Mary Ann Brockman, executive director of the
chamber.
"We'll give it another month or so, and if we don't
have a corporate sponsor by then we'll put several to-
gether so we have the seed money in hand," she said.
Scott, who owns Jennifer's fashion shop on the
mainland, said she wants to preview the manatees in
the fall and "would like to have a couple ready by
November to show what they are.
"We've got individual sponsors standing in line
and several manatees spoken for, but we're not at that
stage yet," she said. Similarly, the door is still open for
more artists to take their renderings to her or White.
They may be reached at 792-6695 and 778-2099.
Whatever the informal schedule for the program,
there's no deadline yet so there's time to shape Mana-
tees on Parade to fit the possibilities, Scott said.
"Anything like this new takes time," she said. "We
knew it would be a struggle with the economy the way
it is, but there's enthusiasm for it and it's looking good.
We're going on with it."


Scenic highway stretch OK'd for Holmes Beach
Holmes Beach will have a sliver of scenic highway Final siting of the facilities was still to be deter
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sult. A group of officials from Manatee County
Holmes Beach city commissioners unanimously Bradenton and the Island, including Haas Martens
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And just after that vote, Commissioner Sandy Haas corridor through landscaping, lighting and other ameni
Martens said there appeared to be $160,000 in grants ties.
for rest rooms for the corridor and there was a chance Bradenton Beach received the designation last yea
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Marian Bell, 95, of Bradenton, died July 23.
Born in Williamsport, Pa., Mrs. Bell came to
Manatee County in 1992 from Philadelphia. A home-
maker, she was a member of Holmesburg First Presby-
terian Church in Philadelphia and attended vesper ser-
vices at the Shores Retirement Center in Bradenton.
Services will be at 1 I a.m. Monday, July 29, in
Sunset Memorial Park in Philadelphia, and burial will
be there. Local memorial services will be at the Shores
at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to
the Holmesburg First Presbyterian Church, 7811
Frankford Ave., Philadelphia PA 19136. Shannon Fu-
neral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by son James of Holmes Beach;
two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Samuel 'Bubba' Campbell Sr.
Samuel "Bubba" Campbell Sr., 56, of Bradenton,
died July 19.
Born in Bradenton, Mr. Campbell grew up in
Cortez and was a lifetime resident of Manatee County.
He was a commercial fisherman. He served in the U.S.
Army in the Vietnam War. He attended Roser Memo-
rial Community Church.
Visitation will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 24,
with services following at 10:30 a.m. at Roser Memo-
rial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria
City. Memorial contributions may be made to the
church, P.O. Box 247, Anna Maria FL 34216, or to Bay
Pines VAMC Hospice Unit, Ward 4B, P.O. Box 5005,
Bay Pines FL 33744 and make check payable to
VAMC Pines GPLI086. Toale Brothers Funeral Home
is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Linda L.; daughters Brenda
Mont of Tampa, Aniasa Rosenthal and Sarah Barnes,
both of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis..; son Samuel D. Jr. of
San Antonio, Fla.; sisters Birdie Ann Skinner of Pana-
cea, Fay Grubb of Naples, and Charlotte Pagano of
Okah.umpka, Fla;; brothers John of Cortez and Wayde


of Bradenton; mother Patsy of Cortez; and nine grand-
children.
Norman J. Henke
Norman J. Henke, 83, of Indianola, Miss., and
Holmes Beach, died July 16.
Born in Saginaw, Mich., Mr. Henke was a winter
resident. He retired as an executive vice president from
M.T.D. Products in Cleveland, and was employed by
General Motors. He was a member of Elks Lodge No.
1511, Bradenton, and was a 32 1/2 Degree Mason and
a Shriner. He attended Church of the Annunciation,
Holmes Beach.
Memorial services were July 19 at the church.
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island Chapel, was in
charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Betty Ann; daughter Chris-
tine E. Moll of Lietchfield, Ky.; sons Norman A. of
Meridian, Miss., Stephen C. of Cleveland, and W. Kurt
of Clarksdale, Miss.; sister Harriet Wenzel of Flint,
Mich.; half-sister Sandra Mahoney of California; 13
grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.


Linda Jarosz
Linda Jarosz, 46, of Holmes Beach, died July 15.
Born in Omaha, Neb., Ms. Jarosz moved to Mana-
tee 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 noon Saturday. Memo-
rial contributions may be made to the Pelican Man's
Bird Sanctuary, 1708 Ken Thompson Parkway,
Sarasota FL 34236. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Is-
land Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by husband Rob Shreeves; broth-
ers Mark of Omaha, EAJ of Holmes Beach, and Mat-
thew of Lincoln, Neb.; sisters Carol Scholz of Lincoln,
Laura Barnett of Arizona, and Diane of Kansas City,
Mo.


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Holmes Beach Commissoner Maloney: 'Let public vote'


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach City Commissioner Don Maloney
wants at least two recommendations from the city's ad hoc
charter review committee to be presented for a citywide
vote, rather than be left to the discretion of the city com-
mission whether those items are adopted or not.
Maloney said Holmes Beach voters should decide
if the city.should convert to a city manager form of
government, and should also vote on extending the
term of the mayor and city commissioners from two to
three years.
Holmes Beach city commissioners were to discuss
those changes to the city's charter along with 34 other
recommendations at the city commission meeting July
23.
Maloney said he will ask the commission to place
those items before a public vote, rather than make any
decision July 23.
"I believe before we make any decision, the pub-
lic has a right to know what we are deciding," he said.
He wants a special city commission meeting solely
on the subject of a city manager.


Chamber business card exchange
next week
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
will host a business card exchange from 5 to 7 p.m.
Wednesday, July 24, at the Island Chiropractic Center,
3612 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach.
Reservations for the networking event may be
made and further information received at the chamber,
778-1541.


While Maloney appears to favor a city manager
form of government, he doesn't believe it should be his
decision, or that of the five-member city commission.
"It should be the public's decision. I want them to have
their say in a vote."
By a 3-2 vote, city commissioners had authorized
an outside consulting firm to study the recommenda-
tions presented by the charter review committee, spe-
cifically that of a city manager form of government.
The Cody Report had concluded that the city was
working fine and did not need a city manager, a claim
Maloney has refuted.
"Their own report noted that 84 percent of Florida
cities our size and bigger have a city manager."
With property values continuing to increase on the
Island, the city budget will rise accordingly, said
Maloney. And the city will be under increased pressure
to manage the money and the city professionally.
Maloney also said the Cody Report failed to note
that the city's 5,000-plus population nearly doubles
during the winter tourist season, putting a strain on the
city's resources and infrastructure.
He also disputed that part of the report which said


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that obtaining grants was not a usual function or duty
of the city manager.
The charter review committee interviewed three
city managers of similar sized Florida barrier island
cities and all said part of their duties involved obtain-
ing grants for city projects, said Maloney.
One city manager, Bruce St. Denis of Longboat
Key, said he has even trained his department heads on
the grant application process and how to find money for
a variety of city projects.
With a city budget of more than $5 million and
increasing yearly from the rise in property values,
along with the pressure for development, Maloney sees
professional city management as the answer.
"But it's not up to me. At the least, we should let
the voters decide."
Maloney said he has- spoken with numerous
Holmes Beach residents in favor of a city manager, but
only a few that seem opposed.
Prior to the July 23 city commission meeting,
Maloney was trying to determine if the charter review
recommendations had to go before the voters, or if they
could be quashed by a majority of the city commission.

'Craft Crazy' tiled mosaics
Tuesday at Center
The "Craft Crazy" series continues next Tuesday, July
30, with work in tiled mosaics at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Registration is required by Friday evening, July 19.
Crafters are to bring a five-inch clay pot to the class,
which-runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $5.
Registration may be made and further information
obtained at 778-1908.


'Top Notch' photo contest deadline Friday


You've got until Friday to get another round of
pictures together for The Islander's photo contest.
The Islander photo contest continues through
Aug. 21, and more winning pictures will be featured
on the cover of the paper and receive a "More Than
a Mullet Wrapper" T-shirt. A grand prize winner
with prizes and gift certificates from the newspaper
and local merchants will be awarded at the end of the
contest.
Deadline for the next week's submissions is Friday,
July 26, and weekly on Friday throughout the contest.
Judging begins by a selection of pictures that may
include abstract photos, still life pictures, landscapes
and scenics, candid unposed snapshots, action, humor
and animal pictures. Nothing is overlooked, including
great kid pics, sentimental moments and moments of
personal triumph.


Lots of winners
This weekly winner from last year's "Top Notch"
was from Eric Cox of Anna Maria. Deadlines are
Friday for each week's contest, with seven more
weeks remaining.


Send or deliver your favorites (no limits) weekly
to Photo Contest Editor, The Islander, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.
Digital contest entries should be submitted in the
original JPEG format via e-mail to
news@islander.org or deliver on diskette or CD.
Sorry, no retouching, enhancements or computer ma-
nipulation is allowed.
Complete rules and entry forms for the contest
are published below. Please attach a photo contest
label to each photo, disk or CD you submit.
E-mail entrants must submit the label informa-
tion in the text of the e-mail, one photo attachment
per e-mail, please.
Photos without labels will be disqualified. Addi-
tional photo labels are available at the newspaper of-
fice or they may be copied.


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


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


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


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


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THE ISLANDER M JULY 24, 2002 0 PAGE 15A

Streetlife


Island police reports
Anna Maria City
July 13, beachfront at 300 block of Gulf Boulevard,
information. Deputies retrieved an abandoned tent cabana
that was left on the beach. According to the report, high
winds blew the cabana from the beach and blew it against
a woman's vehicle causing damage to the paint.

Bradenton Beach
July 13, 1900 block of Coquina Park, stolen vehicle.
A juvenile was arrested for fleeing police in a stolen ve-
hicle after officers attempted to notify the driver that Co-
quina Park was closed. According to the report, the juve-
nile said she didn't stop for police because she doesn't
have a driver's license and she is a runaway. Officer's
notified her parents and the car was returned to its owner.

0-negative blood crisis spurs
call for help
With not a drop of 0-negative type blood in its
bank, the Manatee Community Blood Center has is-
sued an urgent call for donations.
Anna Maria Island's opportunity to help will come
Saturday, July 27, when a bloodmobile will be at
Publix, 3900 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, from 9
a.m. until 2 p.m.
Donors are urged to eat a full meal and drink plenty
of fluids before giving blood, and to bring photo ID to
the bloodmobile.
The blood center at 216 Manatee Ave. E. is open 8:30
a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Friday; 8:30 a.m.-
3 p.m. Wednesday; 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Thursday; and 8
a.m.-noon Saturday. The satellite office in Blake Medical
Center, 2020 59th St. W., is open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
weekdays. Full details are available at 746-7195.


Musical show bargain
A special "musicals only" season ticket for stu-
dents is being inaugurated this week, the Manatee Play-
ers have announced. It is available to full-time students
with appropriate identification.
Four musicals are on the program this season: "Pe-
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July 14, 2000 block of Gulf Drive, traffic arrest. A
man was arrested for driving without a license after offic-
ers witnessed the vehicle being driven in circles in the
mud.
July 14, 210 Sands Point Road, Inn on the Beach,
Longboat Key, assist other agency. Officers assisted
Longboat police on a call regarding a man who wouldn't
leave the hotel after the manager asked him to leave.
July 15, 100 block of First Street North, criminal
mischief. According to the report, crew members of a
lawn service found the tire of one of their mowers slashed
after a neighbor complained about the crew working on
a yard and making noise on Sunday.
July 15, 1800 block of Gulf Drive South, lost prop-
erty. A man reported losing his cell phone and pager on
the beach.
July 16, 200 Bridge St., Bridge Street Pier Cafe, bat-


Top notch chief
Holmes Beach Po- J. ...
lice Chief Jay Romine
was presented with an : :
award from the Post-
Secondary Technical
programs in Manatee .l .
and Sarasota counties. -...-. -
The award is a
partnership award .
given by Manatee
Technical Institute in Romine
recognition of service
to the local police academy.
Romine has served as the chair of the super-
visory board for the past seven years and founded
the Manatee County Law Enforcement Council,
which he has chaired for the past four years.

offered to students
"Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" Jan. 16-Feb.2, and
"Camelot" April 3-20. Price for a student for the four-
musical ticket is $34. The regular season price for the
four musicals plus "No Sex Please, We're British" Feb.
27-March 16 and "Ten Little Indians" May 1-18 is $87.
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reportedly became angry with the other.:
July 16, 1900 Block of Gulf Drive South, burglary. A
woman reported that her vehicle was broken into.
July 16, 1900 block of Gulf Drive South, burglary. A
woman reported that the ATM card stolen from her ve-
hicle had been used at the Home Depot on Cortez Road.
July 17, 200 Gulf Drive N., Beach House Restaurant,
information. According to the report, officers attempted
to take a report from a woman who lost her purse, but
found her to be intoxicated and uncooperative. According
to the report, she was unable to give officers the informa-
tion needed to file a full report.
July 18, 100 block of Gulf Drive North, burglary. A
man reported that his son's vehicle was broken into.

Holmes Beach
July 12, 3900 block of East Bay Drive, harassment.
A woman reported getting a harassing phone call from an
unknown male.
July 15, 3000 block of Gulf Drive, theft. A woman
reported that after an argument with her ex-boyfriend, he
took her cell phone and the keys to her car. According to
the report, he drove off in the car and abandoned it. The
keys and cell phone were found underneath the car.
July 15, 400 block of 28th Street, burglary. A man
reported that a custom surfboard was stolen from his ga-
rage.
July 16, 4900 block of Gulf Drive, burglary. A man
reported his tools missing. According to the report, he was
in the process of moving to a new residence and left the
apartment unlocked after returning the keys to the land-
lord. Upon returning for the rest of his belongings, he re-
ported the tools missing.
July 16, 100 block of 29th Street, theft. A man re-
ported his cell phone missing.
July 17, 5800 block of Marina Drive, theft. A woman
reported that items were stolen from her porch facing the
beach area.
July 18, 6500 block of Flotilla Drive, theft. A man
was arrested for grand theft in excess of $20,000 after he
allegedly stole a truck and, according to the report, pro-
ceeded to a canal where residents notified police he was
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Pain and Jim Parker of Leicester, England, seasonal
residents of Perico Island, took their Islander on a
semi-world tour on the way home to their other island
and took a camera along, too. They visited in sequence
the Renaissance Hotel in Los Angeles, the Meridien in
Tahiti, toured islands aboard the "Paul Gauguin, and
stopped again in Los Angeles, this time in the Park
Hyatt. The tattered copy of The Islander made it safely
home to England with them, but not their camera the
photos there didn't turn out: "It must have been the
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At home in Wyoming
Janet Hoffman catches up with news from her old home at her new one at
Sheridan, Wyo. Former manager of Cortez Waterfronts Florida, she now heads
Sheridan's planning department.


First grandchild
Sherry Fideler introduces her first grandchild, Riley Elizabeth Fox, to The
Islander on a visit to Anna Arbor, Mich. Fideler's son Craig Fox is attending the
University of Michigan and he and his wife Amy and baby live in Ann Arbor.
Fideler is fitness instructor at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.


Montreal trip
Glenn and B.J. Vergason (left), visiting with Jim and Trish Mixon (of Jim Mixon
Insurance, Inc., Holmes Beach) in Vermont, brought the news from home on a
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World Trade Center Sept. II. They are, left to right, back row, Edna Stump,
Kathy Schreck, Jan McKenzie and Alice Bauman; front row, Lil Mitchell, Patty
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Wednesday, July 24
7a.m. to 6p.m. Summer camp at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee
applies.
.5 to 7 p.m. Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce Business Card Exchange at Island
Chiropactic Center, 3612 E. Bay Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 778-1541.
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.
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Movie night at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.
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.
7 p.m. Family Storytime at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 778-6341.

Thursday, July 25
7a.m. to 6p.m. Summer camp at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee
applies.
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 p.m. Family Storytime at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 778-6341.

Friday, July 26
7a.m. to 6p.m. Summer camp at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee
applies.
9 to 10 a.m. Aerobics with Reba Moeller at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-
1908. Fee applies.
6 to 9 p.m. Vacation Bible School for ages



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Carrie Price and Jo-Ellen Gorris will exhibit
paintings and sculptures during July at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Anna Maria resident Price has been painting
for 12 years and shows her works throughout the
Southeast. She features bright colors, polka dots,
glitter and wacky creatures in her series "Neat-o!
Scenes From Space."
Gorris works in raku and clay and often


4 through sixth grade at the Island Baptist
Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information:
778-0719.

Saturday, July 27
9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Pilates with Laura
Bennett at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Informa-
tion: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Monday, July 29
7a.m. to 6p.m. Summer camp at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee
applies.
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Butterfly Gardening Ba-
sics class with Connie Hodson at Flutterby Gar-
dens of Manatee, 30902 Taylor Grade Road,
Duette. Information: 776-1480. Fee applies.

Tuesday, July 30
7a.m. to 6p.m. Summer camp at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee
applies.
9 to 10 a.m. Muscles and More with Shirley
Fideler at the Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information:
778-1908. Fee applies.
7 to 8 p.m. Pilates with Laura Bennett at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Mag-
nolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.
Fee applies.
7 to 8:30 p.m. Tiled mosaic craft class at the



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demonstrates her art at Bradenton's Farmer's
Market and in First Friday Art Walks in
Bradenton's Village of the Arts, where she has
her "Clay in the Garden" studio.
The library opens daily except Sunday at
10 a.m., closing at 8 p.m. Monday and Wednes-
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Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Mag-
nolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.
Fee applies.

Wednesday, July 31
7a.m. to 6 p.m. Summer camp at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee
applies.
7 to 8:30 p.m. Adult basketball at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee
applies.
7 p.m. Family Storytime at the Island
Branch .Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 778-6341.

Upcoming:
Opening reception for "Have You Been
There?" at the Artists Guild Gallery Aug. 2.
Make-up class for teenagers at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center Aug. 2.
L'Attitudes Sarasota grand opening Aug. 2.
Tai Chi on Manatee Public Beach Aug. 4.
Gulf Coast Writer's reading workshop at the
Island Branch Library Aug. 5.
Frosted-glass craft class at the Anna Maria
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powered cruiser that it has expanded it into fisherman,
security and military designs, and now a sleek sport
cruiser is coming off the drawing board.
Called the PT Runner, it is designed for the upscale
market, said Piero Rivolta, head of the Rivolta Group.
The umbrella organization includes Rivolta Marine and
Cortez Wood Design, where many of the 38-foot series
have been fitted out on the Cortez waterfront.
The PT Runner is the latest in the Rivolta 38 series,
with the original four sold in the $500,000 range, and
back-orders are appearing on the construction sched-
ule. The Runner is available with either propeller or jet
propulsion.
It started as the "Jet Coupe 38," the basic swift,
highly maneuverable water-jet vessel that Rivolta has
been building at Port Manatee and outfitting at the old
Sigma property in Cortez.
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Other applications aren't being ignored, Rivolta
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The lady is back in Cortez
The Miss Cortez docks at the east end of Cortez
Bridge, adjacent to Annie's Bait and Tackle on the
north side. Islander Photo: Courtesy J. Berry.

This Cortez Lady is cruising
The excursion vessel "Cortez Lady" (formerly the
Miss Cortez XI) is back under the ownership of the Berry
family and has'resumed running day cruises to historic
Egmont Key from its dock at the east end of the Cortez
Bridge.
This scenic trip includes an hour-long cruise across
Tampa Bay to the tropical island where guests may spend
two hours of beachcombing and shell hunting on the
shores of Egmont Key.
Visitors will take a narrated walking tour down the
brick pathways that remain from the days when Fort Dade
was an active military installation. A tour of the Egmont
Key lighthouse, built to "withstand any storm," is also on
the itinerary. The lighthouse has been guiding ships into
Tampa Bay for more than 144 years.
Egmont Key trips are scheduled for Tuesday, Thurs-
day and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. and reservations are rec-
ommended.
When not running day trips to Egmont Key, the
"Cortez Lady" operates fishing trips to the Gulf of
Mexico.
The "Cortez Lady" is located on the dock adjacent to
Annie's Bait and Tackle at the east end of the Cortez
Bridge on the north side. For further information call 794-
1223.


BBQ the Tidemark for free
Owners of the Tidemark hotel and condominium in
Holmes Beach will have a free barbecue a noon Wednes-
day, Aug. 1, in preparation for the demolition of the old
Pete Reynard's Marina Bay restaurant starting at 1 p.m.
The barbecue will be catered by Islander Big John and
residents of all three Island cities, the mainland and Island
visitors are invited.
Champagne will be served to toast the start of the 40-
unit Tidemark.
Tidemark developer Nick Easterling said he wants
Islanders to join with Tidemark staff, real estate agents and
contractors to mark the beginning of the new project.

Privateers coming

to Fantasy Travel
The Anna Maria Island Privateers will hold a
fundraiser from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, August 3 at Fantasy
Travel at 6630 Cortez Road in Bradenton.
The activities are part of Fantasy Travel's "Cruise-a-
thon" kickoff and cruise ship deals, prizes and Privateer
photo opportunities will be available.
The Privateers will be selling hot dogs and hamburg-
ers for their community fundraiser and Pieter Hahn of
Fantasy Travel will be ransomed to the pirates as part of


expressly yours
The Egmont Express water taxi service to Egmnont
Key is available for.ifm groups and individuals at
the Kingfish boat ramp on the Palmna Sola Cause-
way. Photo: Courtesy of Pierre Depasse.


Sign of the Mermaid turns 10
The Sign of the Mermaid restaurant located at 9707
Gulf Drive in Anna Maria is celebrating its 10th
anniversary and owners Ed and Andrea Spring are
taking this opportunity to thank patrons for their
support. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
the family festivities.
For further information on Cruise-a-thon and the Pri-
vateers, call 795-3900.

Express to Egmont
Veteran Island sailor Capt. Pierre Depasse and wife
Wendy have begun the Egmont Express, a water taxi
service to Egmont Key.
The service operates from Kingfish Landing on the
Palma Sola Causeway at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. and the
trip one-way takes no more than 20 minutes.
Capt. Pierre takes groups, couples, families and indi-
viduals to Egmont where they are free to roam the old fort,
the U.S. Coast Guard station, go snorkeling, walk the
beach, watch the turtles, eat lunch and enjoy the day.
Parties can decide at which hour they want to return
and Capt. Pierre will be back at the designated time.
With more than 20 years on the Island and extensive
experience in sailing and boat charters both locally and in
the Caribbean, Capt. Pierre is well-suited for cruising and
charters. He and Wendy also looking at introducing sun-
set cruises aboard their 26-foot sailing vessel, Scotch
Bonnet, in the near future.
"But that's for maybe this fall," said Capt. Pierre.
"Right now, we're having fun with the Express and get-
ting that started," he said.
To learn more about the Egmont Express or to make
a reservation, call Capt. Pierre at 447-5470.


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By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
The Cortez scenes for the movie "Out of Time" are
being filmed and shooting is expected to continue off
and on depending on
weather for a week or so.
The film's publicist,
Deborah Simmrin, said the

done between showers, as it
has been at the main loca-
tion, Boca Grande.
Weather has been the
controlling factor ever since
the principals and crews ar-
Washington rived at Boca Grande weeks
ago. Cortez filming was to
have been last week, but the rain put everything off
kilter.
Scenes here are at a "house" developed from a
dock shed over the water on
the bayside of Cortez Wood
Design, on the old Sigma
fish house property in the
historic fishing village.
The "house" is site of
a movie fight between
Denzel Washington and his
scripted girlfriend, Sanaa
Latham. This shack fares
Latham better than another built in
Boca Grande, which will be
set afire for the story.
Washington plays a policeman in a small water-
front town who steals money from the evidence room


a set created at Cortez Wood Design in the village of Cortez. Islander Photo: J.L. Robertson


to run away with an old flame who double-crosses him,
setting him on the road to vengeance.
MGM set-construction crews have worked on the site
for a couple of weeks. Production people began arriving
over the weekend, and the cast early in the week.
They are housed at four Bradenton Beach resorts


Crews arrived
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week to begin
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PAGE 2B 0 JULY 24, 2002 0 THE ISLANDER


Officials visit Indian Rocks Beach skate park

By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
An entourage of Holmes Beach city officials, in-
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commissioner, took a road trip to Indian Rocks Beach
to take a gander at the city's skate park.
Missing from the gaggle of approving onlookers,
however, were any naysayers opposing the proposed is-
land skate park. '
The Indian Rocks Beach skate park, located across
PLEASE SEE SKATE PARK, NEXT PAGE .


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Official visit
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Skate park toured
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 2

from-city hall, was running smoothly when the Island-
ers arrived, with several skaters braving the noon sun
to "ride the rails."
Indian Rocks Beach skaters came prepared with
jugs of water, helmets, elbow and knee pads and their
ticket to ride a photo-identification permit.
In order to use the skating facility a permit must be
obtained from city hall for a fee of $5 per year for city
residents and $10 per year for non-city residents.
Indian Rocks Beach City Manager Thomas
Brobeil said the fee was imposed "so the kids under-
stand that nothing comes for free. This park cost
someone to build it."
In addition to purchasing a permit, skate-park us-
ers must sign a waiver and agree to the rules and safety
regulations.
Florida statutes require skaters wear helmets, but
Brobeil said Indian Rocks Beach officials went a step fur-
ther and require skaters to wear elbow and knee pads.
"The requirements for the knee and elbow guards
is unpopular and we've found it difficult to enforce,"
Brobeil admits. "However, the commission has prom-
ised to review the requirement after six months."
Brobeil said that the skate park hasn't attracted any
of the problems most people opposed to the park
feared, such as fights, drug abuse, or alcohol.
City law enforcement keeps a close eye on the park
to offset any problems that may occur.
Deputies Ken Hollandsworth and John Hoskey of
the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said they check on
the park frequently while on duty and anyone using the
park without a permit can be cited for trespassing.
Permit holders found violating the rules and regu-
lations are first given a warning and any subsequent
problems can lead to revoking the permit.
Brobeil said that with each warning issued a letter
is sent home to the parents explaining the situation and
reminding them of the agreement they signed when the
permit was issued.
Hollandsworth said the skate park has been a wel-
come addition. "Skaters have stopped rollerblading and
skateboarding on park benches in the city," he said.


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there is a problem at the skate park.
"I think the skate park is a great idea," Hollandsworth
said, "It keeps the kids and problems in sight."
The only improvement Hoskey said he'd make is
the addition of a water fountain.
So far officials said they have revoked a few per-
mits as well as reinstated a few permits and there have
been no arrests or major accidents.
The park is open to both adults and children and
two-thirds of the permit holders are non-residents, ac-


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weeks the park opened the majority of the people fre-
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"After the first three months the novelty wore off
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said. "It's a chore to ride a bike here and many kids
don't drive so attendance has dropped off."
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dents to obtain permits since there aren't any other
parks in the general area.
Overall the community seems to have welcomed
the addition of the skate park, and even Indian Rocks
Beach Mayor Bob DiNicola, who said he was initially
against building the park, has changed his mind.
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Wiffleball league set to start at Community Center


By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Correspondent
The first day of school is just around the corner-
Aug. 12 and summer vacation is drawing to a close,
so it's time for the kids to get off of the couch and make
the most of the last remaining days of freedom.
The Anna Maria Island Community Center has
a few activities to occupy a kids time that look to be
fun, while also providing some much-needed relief
from the oppressive heat that we've been experienc-
ing of late.
The first-ever Anna Maria Wiffleball League will
get started next Saturday in the gym at the Center.
There's still time to enter a team in the league if you
haven't done so already. Cost is $5 per player with a
maximum of six players per team in two leagues.
The leagues are broken into 10- to 12-year-olds
and ages 13-15 for girls and boys. Standings and sta-
tistics will be kept with the culmination being the
Wiffleball World Series and a home-run derby at the
end of August. "
Trophies will be awarded for the first three places
and for the home-run derby winners.
For more information, give the Center a call at 778-
1908.
Other ways to fill the hours include open volleyball
on Monday nights from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Cost is $2 per
player. Then there's adult basketball on Wednesday
nights from 7 to 8:30 p.m., also for a fee of only $2 per
player.

Center Soccer Camp in August
The Anna Maria Island Community Center's an-
nual soccer camp will be held Aug. 14-16 from 5:30 to
8:30 p.m. at the Center. The coaches for the camp will
be members of the Manatee Her-icanes varsity female
soccer team along with their coaches Kevin Cassidy
and Jeff Nelson.
The camp serves as a kickoff to the Center's rec-
reational soccer league for players ages 5-13, which
gets started in September. For more information, call
the center at 778-1908.


Braden River shortstop Austin Pearson can't hold onto the ball as North Naples player Antonio Nickel
reaches second base safely.


Braden River 11-12 All-Stars advance
Braden River's I 1-12 All-Star team won two out
of three games played in Venice over the July 20-21
weekend to stay alive in its quest for a trip to
Williamnsport and the Little League World Series.
In its opening game, played at Chuck Reiter Field
on Saturday morning in Venice, Braden River pitcher
Michael Cass allowed only three hits, but one of them
was a solo home run by Cape Coral's Jordan O'Day


which was the only run in River's 1-0 loss.
Braden River rebounded from the tough loss to
record a 3-2 victory over North Naples as Vincent
Keen pitched a complete-game three-hitter. Cass pro-
vided the offense with a much-need boost when he
lined a two-run home run in the bottom of the fourth
inning that turned out to be the game-winner.
The following day saw Braden River rally from a
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THE ISLANDER 0 JULY 24, 2002 0 PAGE 5B


Silver lining: rain; cloud: mosquitoes


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
The advent of the rainy season has been good news
to just about everybody. Not least, mosquitoes.
They're coming to life all over the place, buzzing
and dining on warm-blooded animals, seeking and
finding stagnant water where they lay eggs and guar-
antee more of their kind.
They're not bad yet on the barrier islands, said


Mark Latham, mosquito control director for Manatee
County. Aside from a couple of concentrations on
Longboat Key, there are no real island "hot spots" yet.
But they're expected, he said, especially after the
heavy rains that have soaked Anna Maria Island. He
wants to know if make that when and where
people find themselves bombarded with particular in-
tensity. He'll have crews here in no time.
His controllers are keeping an eye on some places


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Grassy Point wetland just south of the bridge at Mana-
tee Avenue, which is a prime mosquito incubator ev-
ery year.
Traps are being set at some suspect breeding
grounds to gauge the areas' infestations. A trap is a
small screened prison with a tiny battery-powered light
bulb and a bit of dry ice that emits a gas similar to that
let off by a mosquito host, such as a bird.
An especially close watch is being kept for the
mosquito-carried West Nile virus. It showed up here
late last year, and it can be a killer. Best defense is bug
repellant, hat and baggy clothing of light color.
Best overall defense is pre-birth: don't let mosqui-
toes breed anywhere that you can prevent. Make sure
anything which might hold water, such as sea shells, is
turned upside down, and empty larger containers right
after a rain shower. Don't ignore old tires, a bane of
Latham's life.
Florida has 75 species of mosquitoes, most of them
found here. Really irksome ones are Asian tigers,
which hang out near houses and sting viciously in the
daytime, and little brown fiends that breed in brome-
liads.
Latham has three helicopters and 15 ground ve-
hicles of various sizes that he deploys in the war against
mosquitoes. If you need the kind of help he can give,
he invites calls at 722-3720.

Sports
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4
5-0 deficit behind home runs from Cass and Jacob
Wilbanks to record a 6-5 victory and advance to play
in the Sub-State Tournament South Bracket at 8 p.m.
Friday, July 26, at Ft. Myers American.
No other team from the Bradenton 11-12 age divi-
sion has advanced this far in the tournament since the
1996 Manatee East team finished second in the nation
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Here's a really, really colossal column


This is a column of magnitudes a big bay, a re-
ally big "bird" and a huge thirst.

Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is the state's largest open-water estu-
ary (a semi-enclosed body of water connecting to sea-
water and diluted by freshwater land drainage), encom-
passing 400 square miles. It has an average depth of 12
feet, although channels have been dredged to ports of
a depth of 43 feet. There were 4,746 ships-that passed
through those channels to ports in Tampa Bay last year
alone.
Those facts and more are offered in a new news-
letter, "Tampa Bay Soundings," a collaboration of
about 11 different state, regional and private agencies
concerned about restoring and protecting the big body
of water.
The free publication offered an interesting article
on one of the largest habitat restoration projects in the
state, the 1,800-acre project along the Terra Ceia shore-
line.
The Southwest Florida Water Management District
plans to bulldoze exotic, non-native plants like Brazil-
ian pepper and Australian pine to allow native species
to again flourish in the area. Plans also call for creation
of creeks, tidal marsh and freshwater wetlands on the
site, a part of the Terra Ceia Aquatic and Buffer Pre-
serves.
The $7.4 million project is scheduled to start in
earnest next year, although about 100 acres have al-
ready been restored to pre-invasive conditions.
Perhaps the best illustration of the magnitude of the
project is the 80 tons of trash that have been hauled off,
everything from tires and refrigerators to derelict boats
and deserted cars.
"Tampa Bay Soundings" also has articles on local
marine critters and rare birds. In fact, an island off Ft.
Desoto Park was the site of the first recorded nest of an
Elegant tern east of California earlier this year.
Speaking of birds, there are only about 30 nesting
pairs of Gull-billed terns in the state located in three
colonies. About 20 years ago there were 200 nesting
pairs found north of Jacksonville, but they have disap-
peared today for reasons that are unknown.
If you want a copy of the quarterly "Tampa Bay
Soundings," write to the editors in care of the Tampa
Bay Regional Planning. Council, 9455 Koger Blvd.,
Suite 219, St. Petersburg FL 33702 or go online at
www.tbsoundings.com.

Tremendous skimmer
Speaking of birds, researchers have dug up a fos-
sil skull of a previously unknown flying reptile in Bra-
zil that appears to be similar to a really, really big skim-
mer bird.
Black skimmers are those big gull-looking birds
that trail their long lower bill along the surface of the
water hunting for fish and edible tidbits. You can see
what a skimmer looks like by looking at the top of the
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Anyway, the fossil find is being called by scientists
a member of the pterosaur family, the largest flying
creatures ever found on earth. They lived about 110
million years ago, and the prehistoric skimmer had a
15-foot wingspan.
It was a weird looking "bird," too.
Thalassodropmeus sethi, or "sea runner," had a 4-
foot-long.skull with a hollow, bony crest 31 inches high
off the top of its head, probably for use as kind of an
airborne rudder.
The reptile would swoop down to the surface of a
lagoon at speeds of up to 25 mph. It would drop its
long, lower bill along the surface of the water and
snatch up fish.
I'm glad we're not bothered with such things to-
day. Imagine all the frightening reports you'd be read-
ing about small children or kayakers being gobbled up
from the water ...

Flotsam vs. jetsam
For reasons that elude me, people seem to come up
to me out of the blue to ask some of the most esoteric
questions. I have to admit immodestly that I usu-
ally can come up with an answer..
My friend Sandy stumped me last week, though,
when she asked what the difference was between "flot-
sam" versus "jetsam."
Both terms refer to marine debris, we both agreed,
but that was about as much as we could puzzle out.
Even dictionary definitions aren't very clear, but after
talking to a few folks we came up with this answer.
The difference is a matter of timing.


Horseshoe winners
Winners in the July 20 horseshoe games were
Jack Cooper of Holmes Beach and Jesse Brisson
of Anna Maria. Runners-up were Bill Starrett of
Anna Maria and John Parker of Bradenton.
Winners in the July 17 games were Gys
Goossens of Belgium and Ron Pepka of
Bradenton. Runners-up were Neil Sweerus of
Bradenton and Ann VanMechelen of Belgium.
The weekly contests get under way every
Wednesday and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria
City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no
membership fees and everyone is welcome.


Flotsam is the debris left when a ship sinks. Jetsam
is debris tossed overboard to lighten a ship to keep it
from sinking. Apparently, you have to be present at the
time to determine that what you're frantically tossing
over the side to keep your boat from sinking is jetsam
and what, after you're in the water and your boat is on
the bottom, the stuff that's left is jetsam.
Of course, once it all washes ashore it becomes
both flotsam and jetsam or trash that needs to be
cleaned up.
Anna Maria Island is part of a national program to
catalogue marine debris. The Center For Marine Con-
servation began using volunteers to survey 140 sites in
the United States, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
in 1996 to determine just what is washing ashore. In-
cluded in the survey sites were beaches in Holmes
Beach and Bradenton Beach.
From 1996-2000, a total of 2,486 items were col-
lected and catalogued on the Island, with plastic straws
making the top of the trash list. Most of the stuff was
classed as being land-based, rather than floating ashore
from ships.
Charles Barr, a project manager with the Center
For Marine Conservation, the Virginia Beach, Va.-
based organization that headed up the survey, did have
a good thing to say about the Island, though:
"You have some of the cleanest beaches in the
United States here in Southwest Florida," he said,
thanks to currents in the Gulf of Mexico that transport
waterborne trash to somebody else's beach.
Including flotsam and jetsam.

Sandscript factoid
My thanks to Jim Kissick for this tale, compliments
of a naval newsletter. It is taken from the log of the
USS "Constitution," or "Old Ironsides."
"On July 1798, the USS 'Constitution' set sail from
Boston. She left with 475 officers and men, 48,600
gallons of fresh water, 7,400 cannon shot, 11,600
pounds of black powder and 79,400 gallons of rum.
Her mission: to destroy and harass English shipping.
"Making Jamaica on 6 October, she took on 826
pounds of flour and 68,300 gallons of rum. Then she
headed for the Azores, arriving on 12 November. She
provisioned with 550 pounds of beef and 64,300 gal-
lons of Portuguese wine. On 18 November she set sail
for England.
"In the ensuing days she defeated five British men-
of-war and captured and scuttled 12 English
merchantmen, salvaging only the rum. By 26 January
her powder and shot was exhausted.
"Unarmed, she made a night raid up the Firth of
Clyde. Her landing party captured a whiskey distillery
and transferred 40,000 gallons aboard by dawn. Then
she headed home.
"The USS 'Constitution' arrived in Boston on 20
February 1799 with no cannon shot, no food, no pow-
der, no rum, no whiskey and 38,600 gallons of stagnant
water."
The newsletter author added, "Them were the good
ol' days. Go Navy!"


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It's summertime, and the fishing is great


By Capt. Mike Heistand
We're into the "regular" summer fishing pattern
right now, with backwater action focusing on redfish,
catch-and-release snook and some big trout.
Tarpon continue to lurk off the beaches and in the
passes.
Grouper and snapper fishing offshore is excellent
right now, and there are still good reports of blackfin
tuna and some really big amberjack being caught.
Capt. Sam Kimball on Legend charters out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said red grouper is
his best bet right now, with some being hooked to 16
pounds. He's finding bonita "all over the place," plus
a few mackerel and tarpon along the beaches.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's said he's been catching mangrove snapper to
16 inches in length, mackerel along the beaches, snook
at the better tides and a few redfish, trout and flounder,
plus some tarpon in the passes.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said off-
shore fishing continues to be excellent, with both bot-
tom fishing and trolling producing great catches. In the
backwaters, mangrove snapper have invaded the bays,
with the best results along the Intracoastal Waterway
or along any rock. ledges. On the flats, look for snook,
redfish and big trout.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business said he just
returned from vacation and is getting his charters onto
catch-and-release snook, slot-limit reds and some
good-size trout.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach said there are still a lot of tarpon out
there, but he's doing better with mangrove snapper,
mackerel, flounder and triggerfish along the beaches.
In the inshore waters, redfish are Capt. Tom's best bet.
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
wade fishers are catching redfish and trout on the lower
tides, with anglers on boats reporting good action on
mackerel and grouper offshore.
Capt. Eric Bergin said he's catching some big
amberjack to 70 pounds offshore, plus Warsaw
grouper, red snapper to 10 pounds, mangrove snapper
to 4 pounds, plus blackfin tuna to 25 pounds.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
anglers are catching lots of trout in Terra Ceia Bay, some
redfish in Miguel Bay, plus lots of little sharks and black
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there are catching a lot of small catch-and-release
snook, some redfish, mangrove snapper, mackerel in
the mornings, plus some big jacks and one big cobia
was hooked but unfortunately lost.
At the Anna Maria City Pier, mackerel action is
running hot and cold right now, depending on the time of
day, but pier regulars are catching snook at night, plus
mangrove snapper, flounder, jacks and a few black drum.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said his team caught lots of fish in last weekend's
DeSoto Fishing Tournament snook, redfish and
trout but not enough big ones to take any prizes.
Congrats to Capt. Matt.Denham on the Rip-Tide
of Holmes Beach for taking sixth place at the DeSoto
last weekend. He said he's been putting his charters
onto Warsaw grouper, blackfin tuna, red grouper up to
25 pounds and lots of mangrove snapper.

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Ryan Mora, 12,
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was, of course,
released after
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taken. Islander
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Among local fishers, Team Galati, almost a sure
bet to finish at the top, pulled in fourth place in the
DeSoto, while Stray Dog trailed at them in fifth. Is-
lander correspondent Andrew White came in eighth
offshore.
On my boat Magic we've found that redfish are the
best bet, with up to 15 fish being caught per trip. We're
also catching some mangrove snapper, trout to 21
inches, and a 40-inch-long cobia.
Good luck and good fishing.
Capt. Mike Heistand is a 20-year fishing guide. Call
him at 779-9607 to provide a fishing report. Pictures of
your catch are also welcome and may be dropped off at
The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Please
include identification for persons in the picture along with
information on the catch and a name and phone number
for more information. Pictures may be retrieved once they
appear in the paper.

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ROSER THRIFT SHOP open Tuesday, Thursday
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Maria. 779-2733.

CLEAN-UP SALE Collectibles, jewelry, clothing,
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PRIVATE CHARTERS. Fishing, snorkeling,
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SALES CLERK WANTED for Holmes Beach gift
shop. Good personality, dependable. Call 778-
4451 for interview.

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

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

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


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

NADIA'S EUROSAGE now accepting new cli-
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eight years. Call today for an appointment, 795-
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Visit us at WWW.ABOUTTHEVILLAGES.COM


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

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

FURNITURE UPHOLSTERY, cushions, etc.
Repair and restoring antique specialist. Is-
land Upholstery. 121 Bridge St. Free esti-
mates. 778-4335.

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

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

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

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

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


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


MARIE


LIC. REAL ESTATE


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


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

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

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

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

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

Services continue on the next page ...


REALTORS


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


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


Call Michel Cerene, Realtor
941-778-0770.


REALTORS


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


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


THE BIG PICTURE

It's all about real estate!


Call Marianne Correll
at Island Real Estate

(941) 778-6066

"I've sold these properties, and quick!"

2675 GMD, Veinte condo, LBK ....... $489,000
266 Gladiolus St. .......................... $265,000
216 85th St. ................................ $305,000
1217 DeNarvaez .......................... $285,000
4106 6th Ave. .............................. $405,000
524 72nd............... .................. $435,000
508 67th St. ................................ PENDING
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DON'T FEEL LIKE waiting in the rain, heat and
dust? Take a taxi door to door. Very reasonable
rates. Clean, friendly serving all of Manatee and
Sarasota Counties, as well as most airports. Is-
land Transportation, 7am-3am, or by .appoint-
ment. 779-2520.
HOUSE CLEANING, yard work, home watch,
pet watch. 10 years in business on the Island.
Year-round customers only please. Call Lynn,
778-5183.


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.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels and everything
else in The Islanderclassifieds. Place ads in per-
son, by mail, by e-mail or fax. Call 778-7978 for
information, or check the form on page 29.


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

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


VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, in-
terior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Is-
land references. Dan or Bill, 795-5100 or cell
809-3100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodel-
ing contractors. In-house plan designs. State li-
censed and insured. Many Island references.
778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free es-
timates. 35-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal
at 778-1730.


CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island
service since 1975. Repairs and new construc-
tion. Free estimates, no overtime charges. Now
certifying back flow at water meters.
(FL#RF0038118) 778-3924 or 778-4461.
OVER THIRTY YEARS craftsman experience. In-
terior, exterior, doors, stairs, windows and trim.
Have sawmill, will travel. Dan Michael, master car-
penter. Call, 745-1043 or cell 962-4068.
WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more
by Hunter Douglas and other major manufactur-
ers. Lifetime warranty. Call Island resident Keith
Barnett for a free in-home consultation. Many Is-
land references, 15 years experience. 778-3526
or 730-0516.

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

GRIFFITHS' ISLAND PAINT/ paper services: In-
terior/exterior painting, pressure washing and
wallpaper. For prompt, reliable service at rea-
sonable rates, call Kevin at 778-2996. Husband/
wife team.
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beach and she's ready to go to work for you
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ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remod-
eling, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens,
baths. Free estimates. Lic#CGC061519,
#CCC057977, #PE0020374. Insured. Accepting
MasterCard/Visa. 720-0794.

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

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

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

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

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

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


4 {" REALTOR.
28 Years of Professional Service
OUR LISTINGS DON'T EXPIRE, WE SELL THEM!
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX with parent quarters. 3BR/2BA, 1 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.-S39.000.
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






%etsyv 9 IC&eal &Mnate, Y.a
SALES & RENTALS
419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 P 0 Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294


Pick our colors! Anna, MarLa Beauto!
This soon-to-be-completed custom-built 3BR/2.5BA
home offers countless amenities, including granite
countertops, tile floors, double-insulated windows, cus-
tom oak staircase and tropical landscaping with sprin-
kler system. Just a short stroll to a wonderful sandy
beach! Don't miss this-rare opportunity to live on the
quaint north end of the Island in a wonderful, new and
affordable Key West-style home! Priced at $529,000!


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

WALL MURALS
Hand painted by local artist Ted Beehr. Great for
homes, offices, rentals. Tropical scenes, land-
scapes, window effects, more. Reasonable rates.
Also, beautiful wood-framed pictures, 24-by-30-
inch, $29.99; 18-by-22-inch, $21.99. Pelican Alley
Gallery, Bradenton, 749-7009.




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

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

CANALFRONT HOME. 2BR/1.5BA recently totally
renovated with new kitchen, baths and more. New
dock and lift, large fenced yard, pets welcome. Sea-
sonal/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.


REIETA* EA SAEIC


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


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


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

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

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

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


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



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and privacy in this island retreat! 2,300
sq.ft. on 1.7 acres. Lots of glass for
fabulous water views. Coral-stone fire-
place in living area and master bed-
room. $2,500,000. Call Anne Miller at
778-2246 or 792-6475.
2217 GULF DRIVE


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



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


MARINER'S COVE! Top floor, 2,516
sq.ft., 4BR/3BA in gated community.
Built in 2001 with custom cabinets,
granite tops, bay views and deep-water
dock. $515,000. Call Dave Moynihan at
778-2246 or 778-7976.



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OWNER SAYS "SELL!" Popular
Pinebrook end-unit condo has 2BR,
plus a den on the golf course! Carport,
low maintenance, all amenities!
$142,500. Call Dee Jorcyk at 778-2246
or 778-8850.


NORTH BRADENTON BEACH, FL 34217


Visit our Website at www.betsyhills.com


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S Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Sandy's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
I e rvi We Monitor Irrigation Systems
INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
778 1345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
t i .Established in 1983 _

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CONSTRUCTION
CONSTRUCTION Remodeling Contractors
CONSTRUCTION In-house plan designs
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Residential Commercial
Check our references:
"Quality work atu a reasonable price. i '
Licensed/Insured Serving Anna Maria Island Since 1986 761-8900

Paradise Improvements 778-4173
l r-i -I Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
S -t Replacement Doors and Windows
I'i. Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
44 Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
Lic#CBC056755

WALL&CILN EAIR-,


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


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

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MAAE MLLBSNS O H ER


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S- WATERING .


RESTRICTIONS
Rules in effect for Manatee County:
> Lawn and landscape watering is limited to two
days a week.
> Addresses ending in even numbers (or A M):
* Tuesday and Saturday.
Addresses ending in odd numbers (or N Z):
Wednesday and Sunday.
* > Irrigation not'allowed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
: Irrigation with treated waste water allowed any
* time.) S
* > Owners can wash their vehicles anytime as long
* as they use a hand-held hose with a shut-off nozzle.
(Pull the car on the lawn to wash!)
)> Rinsing boats and flushing of boat motors is al-
* lowed for ten minutes daily.
)> Hand-watering of plants, NOT LAWNS, is permit-
* ted any day.
Questions or comments? Call the Southwest Florida Water
Management District (Swiftmud) toll-free: 1-800-423-1476.
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BAYFRONT TRIPLEX annual. Large 2BR/1BA,
$1,000/month and large 1 BR/1 BA, $850/month.
Washer/dryer hookup, full kitchen, newly reno-
vated. First, last, security. Steps to Bradenton
Beach. Realtor/owner. Home (352) 243-7916, of-
fice (352) 242-0167.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CHARMING 2BR/1.5BA with new floors and ap-
pliances. Includes washer/dryer, $895/month,
plus all utilities. 302-0779.

VACATION PRIVATE BEACH Walk to every-
thing! 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.

VACATION, SEASONAL, ANNA MARIA.
Gulffront apartments, lovely furnished interiors.
Sundeck, enclosed porch, beach patio, tropical
setting, no pets. Owner, 778-3143.

CUTE 1BR/1BA, steps to beach, sleeps five.
Available 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. Annu-
ally, $1,800/month. Available now! 725-2826.

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

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

ENCHANTED GINGERBREAD HOUSE: Bed
and breakfast decor, adorable 2BR/1 BA, covered
garden patio, washer/dryer, phone and cable in-
cluded. 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/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.

VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across
from beautiful beach, $350/week. Summer and
fall dates available. Almost Beach Apartments,
778-2374.

UNFURNISHED ANNUAL Bradenton Beach.
Steps to the beach. Large 1 BR/1 BA with Jacuzzi
tub, washer/dryer, large sundeck with great views.
$850/month. By appointment only, call 778-0292
or 650-3552.

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.

WALK TO BEACH from canalfront home in lovely
Anna Maria. Fully furnished, weekly/monthly/an-
nually. Call (810) 695-6379.


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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.

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

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.

ROOMMATE WANTED to share half duplex in
Bradenton Beach. Half block to Gulf. $450/month
and half of electric. Nonsmoking. Call 778-3320.

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

GULFVIEW APARTMENT newly refurbished.
Unfurnished 1BR. $700/month, plus utilities.
778-4941.

ROOMMATE WANTED Bradenton Country Club
area, 3BR/3BA, furnished, pool, office, family/liv-
ing room, etc. Utilities included. $550/month. Call
886-7122 or 750-9281.

3BR/2.5BA KEY WEST HOME. Immaculate, up-
scale. Available Sept. 15 or sooner. $2,000/
month. 778-5427 or 232-1369.

BRADENTON BEACH completely furnished,
ground-floor efficiency apartment. Available for 3-
6 months. Single, mature person. Non smoking,
no pets. Nice quiet area. $550/month, includes
taxes/utilities. 778-9002.

ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1 BA, 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.

PLAYA ENCANTADA on the beach! Beautiful
2BR/2BA condo now available all of 2003 season!
Also: Seabreeze, 2BR/2BA, beautifully updated
condo with Mexican tile, all amenities, near Cafe
on the Beach, available January, February,
March. Please call Anna Maria Island Accommo-
dations at 779-0733.

ANNUAL RENTAL: Unfurnished 1BR/1BA duplex
apartment. Only 400 feet to beach. $675/month,
plus utilities and security. No pets. Anna Maria
Realty, 778-2259.



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


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

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

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

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

ISLAND LIVING YOU CAN AFFORD! Turn key
furnished 1 BR/1 BA mobile home. Elevated ceiling
in living room, eat-in kitchen. Large outdoor shed.
Peek of Gulf, steps to beach. Located in Sandpiper
Mobile Resort senior park, (905) 623-0881.

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

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

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

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

ANNA MARIA CITY waterfront. Quiet north-end
canal with dock and boat lift, 3BR/2BA, formal
dining room, large gourmet kitchen, gas fire-
place, wood floors, low maintenance yard, beau-
tiful landscape with irrigation. Shows like model
home. Selling below recent appraisal. Asking
$699,000. 778-8422.

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

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':I S L A 'N AD


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.

SUNNY DUPLEX new tile throughout. Nice lot with
room for pool. Quiet street, just one lot from the
bay. $259,000. Seller will consider all offers.
Yvonne Higgins, Wagner Realty, 720-3879.
LOT: HOLMES BEACH, Carissa Street. Walk to
beach, shopping. Fruit trees. Last one! $165,000.
57.6 by 105 feet. Call (813) 855-5479.

FLAMINGO CAY 2BR/2BA, two-car garage. Min-
utes to bay or Intracoastal. $219,000. 798-3145.

Advertise where it counts in The Islander.


BAYFRONT 100 BY 270 feet. Gorgeous sunsets.
Executive home site, deep water with seawall.1116
Palma Sola Blvd. $775,000. Call 794-5485.

FOR SALE by owner. North end Anna Maria lot, 57
by 110 feet. Gorgeous view of Sunshine Skyway
Bridge. $400,000 firm. Call 778-7934.

OPEN HOUSE Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and
28, 1-4pm. 213 58th St., Holmes Beach. 2BR/2BA,
unique features, close to beach! $349,900. 779-
0011.

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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5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. We're
located next to Ooh La La! in the Island Shopping
Center. More information: 778-7978.
EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real estate advertis-
ing herein is subject to the Fair Housing Act, which makes
it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimina-
tion based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial
status or national origin, or intention to make any such pref-
erence, limitation or discrimination Familial status includes
children under age of 18 living with parents or legal custodi-
ans, pregnant women and people securing custody of chil-
dren under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any
advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our
readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in
this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis.
To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at (800) 669-
9777, for the hearing impaired (0) (800) 543-8294.


Open House July 27 & 28
1-4 p.m. Saturday & Sunday
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Bradenton Beach



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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
778-4800 or 778-4451.


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


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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.


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

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




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


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


BOATERS WELCOME! 2BR/
1BA, Island home with dock and
21-ft. boat included. $334,500.
Gall Tutewiler, 778-0700.


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


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


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Build it here. Exclusive northwest
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