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"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"


Volume 10, no. 40, Aug. 14, 2002 FREE


Island turtle light violators face action


By Jim Hansori
Islander Correspondent
Two condos and a store are facing official action
for letting their lights continue to threaten the lives of
sea turtle hatchlings on the Anna Maria Island beach.
Her patience exhausted, Suzi Fox this week removed
protective cages from around nests in Holmes Beach, and
"if I pick up one lost hatchling because of Nautilus lights,
I'm going to go right to the wall over it."
Designated by the state to preserve turtles on the
Island, she said that for five years Nautilus Condomini-
ums has been out of compliance with regulations de-


signed to protect turtles from the fatal attraction of
lights upland.
The manager of the complex, Fritz Dahlquist, said
that only lights necessary to security of residents are
left on, that "community lighting" is turned off, that he
extinguishes every light that safety permits. "There
may be some renters that don't turn theirs off, but there
are Turtle Watch notices to do so in the units," he said.
Fox challenged the Holmes Beach code enforce-
ment officer to get cracking on violations there, includ-
ing Nautilus. "We have had three disorientations in the
last week in your city," she told Walter Wunderlich.


In Bradenton Beach,-the Anna Maria Island Club
condos and the nearby Circle K store at 100 Gulf Drive
will be haled before the Code Enforcement Board, said
Bob Welch, city building official.
He will specify two counts, he said:
Noncompliance with the city's lighting require-
ments.
Irreparable damage to turtles "You can't bring
them back when they're dead," he said.
When he gets information from the state, he will go
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Sunset 'for the birds'
John Fara of Anna Maria captured this photo at sunset, and with it the essence of Passage Key, a tiny isle between Anna Maria and Egmont Key that is a protected
bird sanctuary. It's the seventh weekly winner in The Islander's eight-week "Top Notch" Photo Contest. A certificate for brunch for two persons at Ooh La La! bistro,
an Islander "more-than-a-mullet-wrapper" T-shirt and a Duffy's Tavern cap await John Fara of Anna Maria 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 16.


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Looking for a job? Want to get in to the fast-
paced world of city government at an entry level
position with minimum salary?
Seems a lot of people do.
Anna Maria City Clerk Alice Baird has 70 ap-
plications for the vacant administrative assistant's
position that became available when Sharla
Capitano was terminated by the city commission
in early July.
"I was a bit surprised we had so many appli-
cations," said Baird, "especially since it's an entry-
level position that only pays $21,000 a year to
start."
She's only had a few applications from Island
residents, however. The vast majority of applicants
are from Bradenton and Sarasota, she said.
The administrative assistant serves under the
city clerk, said Baird, and provides general office


assistance to the staff at city hall, including the
deputy city clerk and the mayor.
Qualifications include good language skills
and typing ability. Prior experience in government
doesn't hurt, Baird added. The job is considered
entry level in city government, she said, but can be
a stepping stone to education, training and desig-
nations that qualify the staff member for advance-
ment within a city government staff.
Baird was to review the applications yesterday
with Vice Mayor John Michaels and submit a list of
the top candidates to Mayor SueLynn. The Mayor
will make a decision from that list and submit that
name to the city commission for formal approval.
Capitano was the administrative assistant from
January 2001 until July 2002. She went on a leave
of absence in January 2002 with some benefits still
paid by the city, and was let go by the city com-
.mission this past July after she failed to return to
work by the requested July 1 deadline.


Officer suspended after

swearing at youth
Bradenton Beach Police Officer Tom Ferrara has
been suspended without pay for one day in the wake of
an internal affairs investigation for swearing at a youth
he pulled over for a traffic infraction July 1.
Eugene Trincher, 15, was stopped by Ferrara and
later charged with reckless driving and fleeing to elude
after driving through Coquina Beach with a passenger.
Ten days later, police received a complaint from attor-
ney Mark Lipinski representing Trincher stating that
his client was the object of ethnic slurs and his civil
rights had been violated. Trincher was born in Russia
but is now a U.S. citizen.
Lipinski requested an investigation into the matter.
"It appears that Officer Ferrara's actions par-
ticularly his ethnic slurs against Mr. Trincher vio-
late Mr. Trincher's civil rights," said Lipinski in a let-
ter to Police Chief Sam Speciale. "Although this letter
should not be construed as a notice of intent to sue the
City of Bradenton Beach, I would request that you
bring this matter to the attention of the city commis-
sioners."
Bradenton Beach Police Lt. John Cosby and Detec-
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Student honors memory of teacher with locks of love

When kindergarten teacher Pat Wagner lost her -
battle with cancer last year, Anna Maria Elementary -
School student Trina Rizzo sought a meaningful way
to honor Wagner's memory. "
She searched the Internet for a place where she
could donate her hair and found locksoflove.com. : _
Locks of Love is a nonprofit organization based in "
Lake Worth, Fla., that provides hairpieces to financially r'
disadvantaged children under age 18 across the United
States who are suffering from long-term medical hair loss.
Locks must be a minimum of 10 inches long for do-
nation and Rizzo, now a third-grader, said it took her a few
years to reach her goal of 12 inches and she wouldn't i '
hesitate to do it again.
Rizzo has fond memories of her teacher, including her
first class picture, taken when she was in Wagner's kin-
dergarten. "
Rizzo had her cut at Nuovo Salon & Spa in Sarasota
and her sister Holly plans to follow suit in the next year.
For more information on ways to contribute to
Locks of Love, call 1-888-896-1588 or log onto its
Web site at www.locksoflove.org.
AME also has a memorial fund for Wagner, which Locks of love, before and after
is used to furnish the school library's "Squirrel's Nest"
with nature books. Anna Maria Elementary School third-grader Trina Rizzo donated 12 inches of hair to "Locks of Love" in
For more information on making a contribution to memory of teacher Pat Wagner, who lost her battle with cancer last year. Locks of Love is an organization
the Squirrel's Nest, call the school at 708-5525. that makes wigs for children with hair loss due to illness. Islander Photo: Natalia Rizzo


Turtle light violators targeted
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
ahead, he said. He needs to know whether the state is
going to act also, and exactly what violations there are
of the city's ordinance, which came from the state's
model. He needs state turtle people's expertise to help
him with the proceedings, he said.
An entire nestful of hatchlings was disoriented at
the Anna Maria Island Club on July 29, said Fox. Her
Turtle Watch volunteers and others rescued 51, one
died, and another 48 were never found.
Welqh said, "My goal is year-around compliance.
It's easier on people not to have to worry about it dur-
ing the turtle nesting season.
"We shouldn't have to fight this battle every year."


Officer suspended
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1


tive Sgt. Matt Duffy interviewed Trincher, his mother,
Ferrara, three other Bradenton Beach officers, a life-
guard and a Manatee County worker.
Cosby determined from Manatee County Marine
Rescue representative Rex Beach and county worker
Mike Green that Trincher was uncooperative toward
Ferrara but the officer at no time used any ethnic or
profane language toward him.
Sgt. Charles Sloan and Officer Roy Joslin said they
did hear Ferrara use profane language during the course
of the arrest.
Officer James Gill said Trincher seemed relaxed


during the arrest and that he did not see any mistreat-
ment.
"There is no evidence to support Mr. Trincher's
claim that Officer Ferrara used ethnic slurs towards
him," Cosby concluded. "Therefore it is unfounded.
"There is no evidence to support Mr. Trincher's
claim that Officer Ferrara threatened him with bodily
harm. Therefore it is unfounded.
"There is evidence to support Mr. Trincher's claim
that Officer Ferrara used profane language. I find that
[he] did violate [department rules] and should receive
a suspension not to exceed 10 working hours or one
work day without pay."
"I agree with the findings of the report," said Po-
lice Chief Sam Speciale.


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THE ISLANDER M AUG. 14, 2002 M PAGE 3


O'Connor bowling signup under way, tourney Aug. 24


It's signup time for the 12th annual O'Connor
Bowling Challenge, with twin brothers Billy and
George O'Connor themselves taking early registra-
tions..
The early register is open at Bill's new Golf Etc.
store, 3442 53rd-Ave. W., Bradenton, or bowlers can
get a lane assigned by phone, 739-8474. Or you may
sign up and'pay in advance between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
weekdays at the sponsoring Islander newspaper in r.. '
Holmes Beach. .' *-e
Formal registration and payment will be the night
of the tournament, from 5:30 to 6:15, with bowling to
begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at AMF
Bradenton Lanes, 4208 Cortez Road, Bradenton. '- ',. (j '
Last year's tournament was the "best ever" and "'
"filled the lanes," said Bill. The O'Connors are hoping
to match it this year. "The more the merrier, in fact,
we'd love to turn regular bowlers away and take all the
lanes for the Island."
There are so many prizes that almost everyone
walks out of the post-bowling party with a prize, said
Billy O'Connor. A special event will be the raffle of an
ultra-posh 32-inch, two-tuner, picture-in-picture, flat-
screen JVC TV and JVC DVD-CD player, donated by
The Islander.
"The TV and DVD player are incredible," said
George. "The newspaper really went all out for us and
Peg 'Duffy' Geyer will be selling the TV tickets at the
lanes, and she does a great job, too."
Bowling will be followed by an awards ceremony,
prize and raffle drawings and party with live music and
lots of fun with the O'Connors at the Beach House
Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
Cost of the bowling and shoe rental is $20 per per-
son, and includes five raffle tickets for certificates for .;
dinners from "lots and-lots of restaurants," said Bill,
and merchandise prizes from a large number of gener- ..
ous businesses. All proceeds go to the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center, and the O'Connors have F
raised more than $80,000 for kids' sports there in the
12 years of the tournament. "
"Aside from helping youngsters, the best part of
the whole thing is the great mix of people you meet in Geore, left and Billor are
the tournament," said Billy. "Everybody comes, every- its kids."
one has fun, everyone wins. Especially the Center and Teams and individuals can sign u



Senator's 'town hall' type meeting


ready to roll with their bowling challenge. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy


p in advance by


calling or visiting Billy at Golf Etc., or at The Islander,
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.



Meetings


U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson will host an open forum at
the Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, at 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26.
The "town hall" type session is planned to include
both Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key, said his
Tampa office. The format is for the Florida Democrat to
speak for a few minutes with an update from Washington,
D.C., then open up the meeting for questions, statements


An education and conservation center devoted
to marine turtles is being developed oi Anna
Maria Island, with location yet to be named.
The center will be a partnership between Anna
Maria Island Turtle Watch, Ooh La La! Bistro, and
The Islander. Turtle Watch chief Suzi Fox said the
organization will raise funds for the year-round
operation of the facility, which will include a
museum-like display, educational materials, and
"turtle" items for sale, including AMITW's T-shirt
designs ..


The bike path installation in Holmes Beach is on
hold again.
Superintendent of Public Works Joe Duennes said
the contractor is waiting for the storm drain grates to be
built and put in place before paving can be finished.
Duennes estimates the bike paths will be wrapped
up and ready to ride on in the next two to three weeks.


and discussions.
With the Senate in recess, he has scheduled a se-
ries of meetings in western Florida Aug. 26 and 27.
He will be at the Manatee County commission cham-
bers, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, at 3 p.m.
Aug. 26.
Further information may be obtained from his
Tampa office at (813) 225-7040.


"We have a place in mind," she said. "We're
getting our ducks in a row, between turtle hatches
and people letting lights threaten the hatchlings'
lives, and we'll make that announcement at a later
date."
The center will include turtle-related exhibits
and a hands-on section where visitors can handle
shells, petrified artifacts and other physical traces
of sea turtles.
The sponsors hope to open the center in the
fall.


The city's completed bike path will take riders
from the south end of the city along Gulf Drive to East
Bay Drive, along East Bay Drive to Manatee Avenue
toward the beach, and continue north on Gulf Drive to
Marina Drive where it merges with Palm Drive and
then north to the city limit of Anna Maria.
The total cost for the project is $256,765.


Anna Maria City
Aug. 19, 6 p.m., meeting with cellular communica-
tion tower consultants.
Aug. 22, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
Aug. 15, I p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda:
public comment, canal dredging discussion, out-
standing sanitation invoice discussion, appointment
of Ernest H. Clay to planning and zoning board, spe-
cial event request by Beach House Restaurant for
skim board competition Aug. 24. consent agenda and
commission reports.
Aug. 16. 9 a.m., city commission work session on
budget.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
Aug. 22, 10 a.m., code enforcement board meeting.
Aug. 22, 3 p.m., planning commission meeting.
Holnes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Of Interest
Aug. 14, 10 a.m., Island Emergency Operations
Committee meeting, Fire Station No. 1,6001 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
Aug. 15, 6 p.m., West Manatee Fire & Rescue Dis-
trict Commission meeting, Fire Station No. 1, 6001
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach CANCELED.
Aug. 19, Island Transportation Planning Organiza-
tion meeting, Bradenton Beach City Hall CAN-
CELED.
Aug. 21, 2 p.m., Barrier Island Elected Officials
meeting, Bradenton Beach City Hall.


scheduled for Holmes Beach Aug. 26


Turtle center planned on Island


Holmes Beach bike path on hold


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PAGE 4 M AUG. 14, 2002 M THE ISLANDER


Ordinance needed for newsstand program


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Following a two-hour special meeting Aug. 8 with
representatives of the four major newspapers found in
Bradenton Beach news racks, members of the
Bradenton Beach Scenic Highway Corridor Manage-
ment Entity agreed on one thing: an ordinance is nec-
essary to regulate any modular newspaper rack pro-
gram.
They also agreed that the 26 separate locations for
free-standing newspaper racks in the city are a visual
blight and pose a safety hazard in some instances. A
plan is needed to place all publications in modular
racks and under some control.
What the CME did not agree on is which newspa-
per should run the program.
CME chairman Harry Brown had called the special
meeting after representatives of both the Bradenton
Herald and the Anna Maria Island Sun objected to a
proposal offered by The Islander publisher Bonner Joy
to the City of Bradenton Beach to establish and main-
tain a modular newspaper program in conjunction with
Gold Eagle Inc., makers of the modular racks.
The Islander offered to spearhead the project by
contacting all existing publications represented in racks
in the city and inviting them to take part in various
modular rack locations, which will be determined by
the committee.
According to Joy, publishers will share "'pro rata"
in the modular system and installation, and the cost of
their rack "pocket,"depending on its size. "Each modu-
lar unit will be coordinated with Gold Eagle as
many as three units a month commencing in Novem-
ber and there will be no profit to The Islander for its

Volleyball
action on
Island
The Coquina
Beach/Bud Light
men's and women's
volleyball open took
place last weekend
with more than 200
teams participating.
At right are, from
left, Tony Cochran,
Phil Dalhauser, _
Ray Lewis and Joe
Rorh. Islander
Photo: J.L.
Robertson


effort. It will be fair and equitable to all."
The Islander also offered to originate a
"publisher's group" to address problems and commu-
nicate with the city, and to maintain the appearance and
cleanliness of the modular racks.
Chris Timme of the Bradenton Herald said his
newspaper already operates modular newsstands in
various locations and they have the experience and
personnel to operate the system. He questioned
whether Joy had the expertise, equipment or manpower
to operate the system.
Joy replied that it wasn't Timme's position to de-
termine if she could or could not, but nobody seemed
to be doing anything on the modular newsstand project
in Bradenton Beach. "At least we're finally moving
forward," she said. "And we can hire personnel as
needed, and rent whatever equipment is needed. We
already maintain our rack system in all the communi-
ties."
The CME had essentially sat on a modular news-
stand proposal by the Sarasota Herald-Tribune for the
past seven months and nothing had happened, said
Tribune representative Frank Shipman.
A modular newsstand can contain as many as 32
boxes for individual publications, eliminating the need
for each publication to have separate newsstands
placed indiscriminately around the city, Joy said. The
racks proposed for use are ADA compliant and meet
hurricane code requirements.
"I didn't see anything going forward," said Joy, so
she wrote letters to all three Island cities in July offer-
ing to establish and maintain the program. "I was try-
ing to get people off their duffs. Now at least we're
going forward."


Men's action. Islander Photo: Bill Pruitt


Timme said his newspaper would prefer to operate
the modular racks without an ordinance, just voluntary
participation by the publications. Publications would be
contacted and "asked" to participate and share in the
cost of buying a rack.
Joy said an ordinance may be'needed to prevent
single racks from again cluttering areas where
modulars are installed.
If a publication chooses not to participate, but con-
tinues to place a free-standing rack near the modular,
that rack would be removed and returned to the owner,
Timme said.
But without a site specific ordinance, claimed Joy,
"I don't think you have the authority to remove the
rack."
Brown and CME board member Mike Guy agreed.
"An ordinance is a safety net on placement and
removal of the racks," said Guy.
Bradenton Beach City Commissioner Mollie
Sandberg agreed. "The problem is not the people
present today, but those smaller publications. Would
they go along with a voluntary plan? Are they respon-
sible?"
Sandberg said last week, two of the smaller publi-
cations put racks on the city's landscaping on Bridge
Street.
When called by the city, one publication said they
would move the rack to a new location, but city work-
ers were unable to reach the other company, Sandberg
said.
"So I think an ordinance is necessary."
Sun publisher Mike Field saw a potential problem,
regardless of which company operates the modular
plan. "Some publications go out of business and don't
even bother to pick up their racks." That contributes to
newsstand blight in the city, he indicated.
Brown said he would contact Gold Eagle Inc. to
learn more specifics of what that company will provide
in terms of modular-racks.
A decision on which publication will be recom-
mended to operate the modular program should be
reached at the next CME meeting, he said.
"Our goal is to come up with a plan at the next
meeting and then make our recommendation to the city
commission for a decision," he said.


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Women's winners
Joe Pickett presents Amy Ernest of Sebastian, Fla.,
and Cathy Orquiloa of Kissimmee, Fla., the women's
first prize of $300. Islander Photo: J.L. Robertson


Men's winners
Joe Pickett of Wedebrock Real Estate and president
of the sponsoring Florida Gulf Coast Sports Associa-
tion presents winning team members Joe Rohr and
Ray Lewis, both of Siesta Key, the first place prize of
$400. Also pictured is event director Matt Jackson.
Islander Photo: J.L. Robertson


Women's action: Sheri Leverett, left, and Amy
Ernest, right. Islander Photo: Bill Pruitt





THE ISLANDER AUG. 14, 2002 M PAGE 5


Commission resolution won't save Roser Cottage


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria city commissioners learned at the
Aug. 8 workshop that although the city can designate
a building such as Roser Cottage an historic site, such
designation essentially does not stop a property owner
from tearing down the structure or remodeling for a
different look.
City Attorney Jim Dye gave his legal opinion that
the city's historical preservation ordinance "does not
have a substantive impact on the property" because it
really doesn't tell the owner what that designation
means.
The ordinance only says that change or develop-
ment of the property must be done by permit, but that
also applies to every property owner in the city.
"There's no special process to protect or enhance
the property," said Dye.
His research came after a volunteer group led by
city resident Kent Davis had asked the city commission
to designate Roser Cottage as an historical site, per the
city's ordinance on historical designations. The group
believed this would prevent any current or future owner
from re-developing the site or tearing down the present
home. The group has also called on the city to find the
money to purchase the home as an historical site.
"So there's no guts to the historical site ordinance,"
said Commissioner Linda Cramer.
Vice Mayor John Michaels, who chaired the meet-
ing in the absence of Mayor SueLynn, said he now
didn't see any reason to designate Roser Cottage an
historical site because it has "no effect."
Dye said many Florida cities have historical pres-
ervation districts that provide financial incentives to
property owners to preserve historical sites, but "I don't
know that prohibits destruction of the site unless the
city owns it."
He added there are model historical preservation
ordinances available through the Florida Historical
Commission if the city wants to proceed along those
lines.
City resident Georgia Van Cleave, who has exten-
sive experience with historical preservation grants and
designations, reminded the commission that the city is
going to do a grant application in the next few months
for the funding to establish a list of historical houses
and buildings.
That's the first step toward state designation of an
historical site and can eventually lead to an historical
designation by the U.S. Department of the Interior.
In addition, once a building is designated histori-
cal by the state or federal government, "there are a
number of tax credits" and other financial incentives
available to owners to keep the property in its histori-


cal state.
Michaels said he had a long talk with current Roser
Cottage owner John Fahey and "he's very cooperative
and willing to work with the city.
"The people who have looked at buying it are in-
terested in restoring the old building and living on Pine
Avenue," said Michaels.
Cramer said she would do some research into his-
torical sites and designations and report back to the
commission. "I thought we could just do a resolution
to make Roser Cottage an historical site," she said.

Occupational license review
Commissioners learned that increasing the occupa-
tional license fees in the city is much more complicated
than they had originally believed.
Michaels said a new rate structure had to have been
established by Oct. 1, 1995, according to Florida law,
and the city missed that deadline. Now, the rates are
locked in to what they were prior to that date. But there
are now a number of businesses in existence, particu-
larly those associated with the Internet, that were never
envisioned in 1995, he said.
Actually, occupational license fees can be in-
creased up to 25 percent in each category, said Dye, but
the city has to do an entire new ordinance.
Dye said new items can't really be added to the
occupational list, but they can be placed under the "any
other" category.
Hold on a minute, said Van Cleave.
The Galati Marina had objected in Nov. 1995 to its
occupational license increase and she believed the city
had increased its license fees at that time.
"I was hearing the dates and I'm wondering if that
increase was legal," she said. "The November 1995
rates may not be official. This needs investigation."
If that's the case, then every business in the city has
been paying too much for its annual license for the past
seven years, she observed.
"We definitely need the legal status of the current
fees," said Michaels, who asked Dye to find out the
validity of the 1995 rates.
Dye said he thought those 1995 fees were fine le-
gally, but he would research the issue.
Resident Diane Caniff asked why the city has an
occupational license fee and for what purpose is the fee
collected?
"It's revenue for the city," said Michaels.
Why have it at all, said Caniff, who called for dis-
cussion. "It doesn't make sense."
Commissioner John Quam said it's also a form of
control for the city to identify what businesses are oper-
ating in the city. It also prevents anyone from operating
any business they like out of their home or rental unit.


Paving Oak Avenue
Commissioners discussed paving Oak Avenue and
Tarpon Avenue along with a right-of-way issue regard-
ing Oak.
Commissioners felt $51,000 in next year's budget
should be enough to pave the two streets, but Public
Works Director George McKay disagreed, and said he
would provide exact cost estimates at the next commis-
sion meeting.
Former City Commissioner Jay Hill suggested
McKay contact the county to inquire about its standard
linear-foot rates for paving. McKay said this had been
done.

Spring Avenue drainage
McKay brought a proposal from Ed Barber and
Associates engineering firm for $3,250 to provide con-
sulting services regarding drainage problems on Spring
Avenue and Spring Avenue Lane.
Commissioners thought McKay was to have
brought three proposals for engineering services.
Discussion on the proposal will be placed on the
Aug. 22 agenda.
In other commission items, Dye was asked to look
into the "piggyback" agreement for emergency services
that the city has with Longboat Key, which is con-
tracted to Pasco County.
Michaels said a letter from Grubbs Emergency Ser-
vices, the private company retained by Pasco County,
implied that the city might have a problem getting reim-
bursed from the Federal Emergency Management Author-
ity in the event of an emergency because of the "piggy-
back" arrangement. Dye will investigate further.
Commissioners also discussed an ordinance re-
stricting "property on the beach" and seemed to agree
that it may not be necessary for such a measure. The
proposed turtle-protection ordinance would prohibit
property left overnight on the beach for the six months
of turtle nesting season (May 1 to Nov. 1).
"We have to be careful about property rights," said
Michaels.
But when resident Shirley Perez complained that
even the turtle ordinance was an infringement of prop-
erty rights, Michaels said the city commission was try-
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Exactly who has property rights on the beach, how-
.ever, is subject to a lot of legal interpretation, said Dye.
The second reading of the turtle-protection ordi-
nance is scheduled for the Aug. 22 meeting, noted
Quam. He suggested tabling discussion of the year-
round beach property limitation and invited opponents
of the turtle-protection ordinance to speak at the Aug.
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The Anna Maria charter review commission is pre-
paring to submit three sets of recommendations to the
city commission by Sept. 30 for review.
School is back in session and choice "A" is to stand
firm with the present charter and make no changes.
The second set of recommendations ("B") will pro-
vide only cosmetic face-lifts to various sections of the
charter, redefining some portions and clarifying others.
It's choice "C" that will inspire public discussion.
The charter review committee is basically proposing
an entire new form of government for the city in its third
set of recommendations by eliminating the mayor's seat
on the commission and adding a fifth commissioner.
The commission would elect its own chairperson,
who would also serve as deputy mayor.
The elected mayor would serve as the chief execu-
tive officer and run the day-to-day operations ,of the
city, but have no vote on the city commission.
In addition, under this proposal, the review com-
mittee will recommend creating the post of chief ad-
ministrative officer to assist the mayor in operating the
city if necessary. The chief administrative officer
would be hired by the mayor, subject to commission
approval.
Except for the .chief administrative officer, it
sounds as if Anna Maria would operate much the same
as Holmes Beach, with a mayor who operates "behind
the scenes" to get things done.
Given three choices, Anna Maria residents are
known to go in four directions.
Even so, we recommend the Anna Maria city com-
mission (unlike its Holmes Beach counterpart) provide
public discussion before deciding what changes should
go before the voters if any.
While we may not agree with some of the Anna
Maria recommendations, including creation of a chief
administrative officer heck, why not just keep the
mayor on the commission and hire a city manager? -
it's the public who should make the final choice.
And it should be an educated choice, with ample
review of the Florida League of Cities "primer" on
types of government and management, including the
salary range for both mayor and administrator.
By the way, choice "D" would be the one men-
tioned often, considered frequently, never in earnest:
Island cities consolidation. And we all know that will
never happen.
Once again, as we recommended in Holmes Beach,
it should be up to voters. It's called democracy in action.


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Agree: Change
Mayor Carol Whitmore reasons to rescind her
pledge not to run again are a bit perplexing. She is up-
set because the commission did not agree with her that
the City of Holmes Beach should have a city manager
- a change, by the way, that would make the office she
is seeking obsolete. Next, her husband thinks she
should run again OK. And, finally, she wants to give
away $10,000 without consulting with any of the other
elected officials.
I would feel a little better about her change of heart
if she said she regretted the crush of over-development
which has taken place in the past few years in Holmes
Beach and the other Island cities.
I do agree with her that we need a change at city
hall not a city manager but a new mayor and, I
hope, one that will consider the quality of life issues of
the people of Anna Maria Island.
John Gilroy, Holmes Beach
Take back causeway
OK Bradenton city council and mayor, it's summer-
time 2002, when the hard working people of this commu-
nity, you know, the ones you don't care much about who
take care of our senior citizens, the wealthy, and the tour-
ism trade are taking some time off from serving the big 3
and are heading to their old stomping grounds, the Palma
Sola Causeway.
The confusion is they are being reminded about the
beer ban you deceitfully imposed on everyone during the
temporary road construction project a while back and
don't understand why the ban hasn't been lifted yet.
Well the time is now to reverse that decision and give
back the freedom you snatched away. Everyone that I have
talked to concerning the ban has shared several sides of
this issue with me. Yes, some have said they like it the way
it is now because not many people come to the causeway
anymore and they feel safer because the beer drinking isn't
as obvious as it use to be. But the vast majority feel you
betrayed them when you turned a temporary ban into a


permanent one and then insulted them even more when
you legalized the downtown streets to do exactly what
they cannot do on the Causeway drink beer!
Not only have you insulted their intelligence and re-
spect, but you have deprived the freedom of all others who
enjoy coming to the causeway, including our senior citi-
zens, police arid sheriffs employees and tourists!
Shame on you.
If you think you can get re-elected by writing off the
votes and support of the working community and force the
news media to suppress or disallow opinions such as this
to be printed in the local newspapers and television sta-
tions you better reconsider and not underestimate us.
These good people may appear to care less about the
political control of their lives, but if you continue to snatch
their freedoms away, they will surely rise up and elect
someone who will care for the working community's
needs and all the other good people of the City of
Bradenton and Manatee County.
Please lift the ban on the Causeway now! It is no more
safer today than it was two years, five years, 10 years or
15 years ago.
I urge you to call the Bradenton City Council at (941)
708-6200. Call!
Dale P. Schmitz, Palma Sola Causeway Alliance

More beautiful beach
It is great to have our beautiful beach back. I'm not
referring to renourishment, but to the removal of the beach
clutter that was accumulating for days and nights.
Now people have considerably responded to
printed turtle-nesting information and requests of Anna
Maria Island Turtle Watch and are taking their chairs,
toys and umbrellas with them when they leave the
beach at the end of the day.
The result is not only a more turtle-friendly beach,
but a much more attractive, natural beach for us hu-
mans to enjoy, too. Many thanks to everyone who co-
operated in this effort.
Maro Lorimer, Holmes Beach

















Wonders never cease
Recently, the Cracker made his daily trip to his
mailbox and, on his return, he saw this spectacular male
bobwhite strutting down the sidewalk as if he owned
the place. As the quail neared the door, he abruptly
disappeared into the thick botanical planting the
Cracker calls his "tropical rain forest." In order to see
whether the bird could fly, the Cracker tried in vain to


flush him out by slapping his knees and bellowing a
rebel yell, but it was not seen again.
Later, he put in a call to his favorite Island bird
guru, Jeannie Bystrom, to see if she could shed any
light on this brief unexpected visit. She reported that
she did not recall seeing a bobwhite on the Island in
recent years. Quail and other denizens such as rattle-
snakes, bobcats, gopher turtles and opossums have
largely disappeared. Only the raccoons, squirrels, turtle
doves and lizards have adjusted to urban living in a
dramatic takeover.
"Gib, how did you know that the bobwhite you saw
was a rooster?" Well, you see, the male has a brilliant
white horizontal streak above his eyes and is larger than
the female. Mrs. Bobwhite has the same general mark-
ings, but her streak above the eye is buff rather than
white, which affords her some camouflage protection
while nesting on the ground. Bobwhites are monoga-
mous and live in coveys made up of a single family.
Along the same general theme, when the Cracker


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permanently moved to the Island in 1980, box turtles
were a common sight. When one was spotted crossing
the road, he or one of his young'uns would relocate it
to a safer haven on Marina Isles before the site was
developed. Once, a box turtle took up residence in a
fenced-in area of the Cracker's yard and lived there for
several years, molested only by the family dog, Spud.
This past week, the Cracker opened his front door
to find a box turtle atop the door mat. The Cracker
opened the side yard gate, and this amazing reptile
crawled right in, safe from the nearby street traffic. The
Cracker knows nothing about the homing instincts of
the box turtle, although that ability of its cousin, the sea
turtle, is well-documented and familiar to all Islanders
as we experience another nesting season. Could it be
that this new arrival is the same one who departed some
years ago or one of its progeny that has found its way
home? What do you think?
"Wonders never cease," particularly here on Anna
Maria Island!


New Australian pines: thing of past for Anna Maria


By Matthew Barnes
Islander Intern
Australian pines currently make up much
of Anna Maria Island's skyline, so what's
wrong with them? They create shade on
beaches and are a home to many different ani-
mals. But just by the plant's name you can tell
it's not native to Florida.
Australian pines are classified as a "cat-
egory-one invasive plant" by Florida biolo-
gists. That classification means the plants are
a "species that are invading and disrupti-ng
native plant communities in Florida."
The way Australian pines hurt other plants
native to Florida is by blocking sunlight and
making it hard for other plants to grow due to
the non-native's large root system.
Settlers in the early 1900s believed the
foreign trees would be a great addition to
Florida's agriculture, because when grown in


Australia the pines have a large root system that goes
very far into the ground.
Once the plants were established in Florida,
however, it was found the indigenous pattern wasn't
the case here: Florida soil contains a lot of saltwa-
ter, which the pines do not like. The trees do every-
thing they can to try to get away from the salt, so
they build a root system that does not go more than
three feet into the ground.
Australian pines do this so that they can catch as
much rainwater as possible and, to do that, the roots
need to be near the surface. With a very shallow root
system, the trees are very susceptible to falling over
in high winds or a hurricane.
"I think they are a beautiful part of the land-
scape, but I don't think that any more should be
planted," said Mayor SueLynn of Anna Maria City.
When asked if there are any plans to take out the
Australian pines in Anna Maria, she said, "We have
a grant which I can't tell you too much about, a


$10,000 grant which will result in the removal
of a number of trees."
This infuriates a number of Islanders.
"If you look at Anna Maria from a distance
it is very pretty, and what makes it that way are
the Australian pines," said Mike Norman of
Bradenton Beach.
In response to the argument that Australian
pines are hazardous, he said, "Tell me one time
where you have heard of somebody being in-
jured or a building being destroyed by an Aus-
tralian pine." He also added that "they give us
shade and they give us oxygen and without
them Anna Maria Island wouldn't be as beau-
tiful."
If you love them or hate them, it doesn't
matter so much because it is already illegal to
plant any new Australian pines in Florida. So,
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PAGE 8 0 AUG. 14, 2002 0 THE ISLANDER


Island chamber again begging for peanuts


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Forgive Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
president Allan Galetto if he's a little tired of crawling
on his hands and knees to the Bradenton Area Conven-
tion and Visitors Authority every year. Galetto goes
begging for a few peanuts while the CVB annually
harvests a bumper crop of tourist tax income, the ma-
jority generated by Anna Maria Island.
Seems Galetto and his fellow chamber members
keep asking the CVB's Tourism Development Coun-
cil to help fund the chamber's Tourism Information
Center and they keep getting rejection slips.
"We're not talking a lot of money here," said
Galetto. The information center costs the Island cham-
ber about $65,000 a year to operate, approximately 75
percent of its annual budget. At the same time, the CVB
is raking in $28 million annually in tourism tax, of
which about $16.8 million comes from the Island and
the Manatee County portion of Longboat Key.
"It's a very small percentage of that money we're
asking for," said Galetto, less than 1 percent. In fact,


Galetto would be happy with even partial funding from
the CVB.
"I'd just like to get some money. After all, every-
body benefits from tourism and we're the major draw.
We should certainly get some of this money."
Past efforts for tourism information center funds
directed at CVB director Larry White and the TDC
have been rebuffed, said Galetto.
"But we're going to schedule another presentation
to the TDC in the next few months," he said. "I just
want to coordinate with [Island] city officials and those
from the county."
The problem seems to be getting the TDC and
White on the same page as the chamber.
"We want them to be aware of our reasons for help
with the information center. We've let them know in
the past, but it hasn't done much good," said Galetto.
During the winter season, the chamber's tourism in-
formation center receives more than 2,000 inquires per
month from visitors, primarily looking for Island accom-
modations, but also interested in restaurants, shops and
businesses on the Island and the mainland, said chamber


executive director Mary Ann Brockman.
Galetto said he can't understand why the TDC will
support a tourism information center in Ellenton at an
outlet mall by the interstate, the Cortez celebrations, the
Crosley Mansion, and a number of other tourism-re-
lated projects, but refuses to help the Island.
"It's just a few peanuts from the bag. After all,
tourism on the Island benefits everybody on the main-
land," he said.
White himself has admitted the Island is featured
in the CVB's advertising campaign and is the main
attraction to the Bradenton area for visitors.
As Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn pointed out at a
recent Barrier Island Elected Officials meeting, the Is-
land and Longboat Key have only 22 percent of the ac-
commodation rooms in Manatee county, and generated
60 percent of the $28 million collected by the CVB in
tourism tax last year. Yet the Island cities get none of
this money except for beach renourishment projects,
which take place about every seven years, she said.
The four Island members of the TDC are Holmes
Beach City Commissioner Sandy Haas-Martens, Ed
Chiles, Barbara Rodocker and Rich VandeVerde.


Anna Maria charter review nearing finish line


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
After nearly five months or meetings, Anna
Maria's charter review committee is nearing comple-
tion of two draft documents to submit to the city com-
mission by the Sept. 30 deadline.
One document simply makes corrections and revi-
sions to the current charter, while the second presents
sweeping changes to strengthen the legislative and
executive branches of government, in essence creating
a new charter and form of city government.
At its Aug. 6 meeting, the committee rejected the
idea to have just four members on the city commission
if the charter change is approved to remove the mayor
from the commission.
Charter review committee member James Adams
was worried that two commissioners could "bring the
city to a halt" with opposition.
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city commissions as examples, he said.
There was a consensus, however, to recommend
that the commission elect its own chairperson and that
person is automatically the deputy mayor of the city.
The reasoning, said review committee chairperson
Tom Aposporos, is that this commissioner is elected by
the representatives who have been elected by the people.
In the event the deputy mayor has to assume the du-
ties of mayor fulltime, however, that person would no
longer be a member of the commission under the proposed
new charter. The commission could hold a special
citywide election for the position of mayor in that event.
Under the new charter, the mayor would no longer
hold a seat on the city commission, but would have
veto power over legislation. It would take a super-ma-
jority vote of four of the five city commissioners to
override a mayor's veto.
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will still be up to the commission to adopt one or the other,
or it could decide to continue with the current charter.
"If the mayor stays on the city commission, then
we are not making major changes" to the charter, said
Aposporos.
For simplicity, Aposporos called the first docu-
ment the "Corrections and Changes" recommenda-
tions, while the second document is "Strengthening the
Legislative and Executive" recommendation.
If the city commission feels more comfortable
adopting the second document, that would mean a sig-
nificant change in the city's form of government,
Aposporos said.
The review committee consensus at this time is to
recommend the city adopt the second document.
The charter review committee wants to have both
documents completed by Aug. 31 in order to devote
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THE ISLANDER U AUG. 14, 2002 0 PAGE 9


Deformed turtle hatchlings an Island mystery


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
A nest of turtle hatchlings born with severe defor-
mities has turtle experts worried and puzzled nobody
knows why they were abnormal.
The nest was moved when it was threatened with
destruction by a storm July 12, and Suzi Fox wonders,
"Did we jiggle the eggs at the wrong time of their de-
velopment?"
She has the state's permit for sea turtle preserva-
tion on Anna Maria Island and is watching with trepi-
dation the hatching of other nests. Only the one has
produced deformed babies so far, but there are 70 or
more nests to go this season.
She noted that the nest was transplanted into the
newly renourished part of the beach, and she has a nig-
gling suspicion that the new sand, hard-packed by
heavy rains, may have contributed to the deformities.
She hopes not, for otherwise the renourished beach
has been a model of its kind. It offers hope for the fu-
ture of loggerheads on the Island after this year's dis-
appointing 106 nests, half of a normal year's produc-
tion. When their egg-laying turn comes with maturity,
turtles nest on the beach of their birth.
Jerris Foote, Mote Marine Laboratory scientist
who handles turtle matters in Sarasota County, sug-
gested the new sand may have "a different gas ex-
change."
Mother turtles tap down the nest cavity with great
care, apparently to control the amount of oxygen avail-
able to hatchlings when they arrive. And Fox noted that
the babies don't dig up to the surface immediately upon
birth, but "laze around for a few days, and the liquid in
the embryo becomes oxygen" for them.
There have been enough deformed newborns on
Siesta Key to make Foote speculate that "fine-grain
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Auditions for "Mother Hicks," the Island Players
October production and its first of the 2002-03 season
will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at the Island Play-
ers theater, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
Director Kelly Woodland said the play has parts
for 11 boys, girls, men and women from age 11 to 40
or 50. "Mother Hicks" will run from Oct. 3 through 13.
Further information may be obtained by calling 794-
8762.


Photographs, paintings chosen
for exhibit
Photographs by Shirley Foor and paintings by
Charles Sierra have been selected for exhibit during
September at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
"Take a Closer Look" will be the photography ex-
hibit by Foor, former Midwest newspaper editor and
photographer. The photos depict "pieces of the whole
rather than the whole, which can be surprisingly dra-
matic and fun."
Sierra's medium is acrylic on canvas. A painter
since 1995, his works have been shown in malls and
libraries in Tampa and Lutz.
The library opens at 10 a.m. daily except Sunday,
closing at 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, 6 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday, 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Further information may be obtained by calling 778-
6341.

Eckankar video discussion
at library Saturday
"Past lives, dreams and soul travel: How can they
help us today?" will be explored in a free video discus-
sion hosted by Eckankar Saturday, Aug. 18.
The session will be from 11 a.m. until noon at the
Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Further information may be obtained by calling
778-7139 or 779-0825.


'Craft Crazy' going into
sweatshirt jackets
The Anna Maria Island Community Center's
"Craft Crazy" program will explore decorating
sweatshirt jackets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug.
20, with registration required by Friday evening, Aug.
16.
The event will be at the Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., with $5 class cost to be paid with registration.
Participants are to bring pre-washed sweatshirts to the
class. Details are available at 778-1908.


Last movie night coming
at Center Wednesday
The final Anna Maria Island Community Center
summer movie will be shown from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 21, at the Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria.
The film will be G- or PG-rated, but its title won't
be known until the day of the showing. It is free to all
school-age children, who may call the Center at 778-
1908 after 2 p.m. Wednesday for information on the
title and rating.

Cruise to Egmont set,
reservations taken
Reservations are being taken now for an all-day
cruise to Egmont Key Friday, Aug. 16, aboard the
"peli-boat" of the Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary.
Reservations may be made and further information
obtained at 388-4444, with tickets going for $60, or $45
for children under 12 years of age.
Naturalist Anne Cederberg will be tour guide for the
boat trip and an excursion of the ruins of historic Fort Dade
and the lighthouse built in 1858. The boat will leave at
8:30 a.m. from the Holiday Inn Marina, 7150 N. Tamiami
Trail, Sarasota, and return there at 3 p.m.
Other bay tours this month will be Thursday morn-
ings from 9 to 11 a.m., tickets $10.50 for adults, $5.25
for children. Luncheon tours are planned for Aug. 17
and 31 from noon to 2:30 p.m., $20 for adults and $7
for children.


Hail to 'monarch' Mike
His family crowned him "King for the Day" at an
unsurprise part), (they told him at the last minute)
celebrating Mike Norman's (he sells the Island) 60th
birthday. The event at the Bridge Tender Inn in
Bradenton Beach also celebrated the birthday of
son-in-law Adam Ellis, and included lots of birthday
cake, delicious finger foods and hobnobbing among
friends. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy


'Nooner' lunch on Longboat
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce will
host a "Nooner" luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 21, at Caf6 Don Giovanni, 5610 Gulf
of Mexico Drive.
Cost of the networking affair is $10 for chamber
members and $15 for guests. Details may be obtained
and reservations made by calling 387-9519.
Conservancy is seeking
Oktoberfest volunteers
The Great Outdoors Conservancy is looking for
volunteers to help out at its Oktoberfest Sept. 27-29 at
the Manatee County Fairgrounds in Palmetto.
Especially needed are ticket sellers, children's ac-
tivities helpers and beverage servers. The festival will
include entertainment, a Bavarian village, German food
and drink, and a daily chance to win two round trips to
Germany. To volunteer and get more details, phone
708-4456 or 727-7960.

After-school program
registration goes on
Registration is continuing for the TLC after-school
program at the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
and there is plenty of room for more Island youngsters.
It is the Time for Learning Creatively program,
after school every weekday for $30 per week, with a
$15 one-time fee for registration. TLC focuses on aca-
demic, athletic and social development skills, plus
helping with homework.
Enrollment forms are available in the Center's
lobby, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Details may be
obtained by calling the education director, Mary
Metcalf, at 778-1908.


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Aug. 5 80 92 0
Aug. 6 82 94 0
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Aug. 8 79 90 0
Aug. 9 80 91 0
Aug. 10 78 91 .30
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Island Biz


Cortez Plaza sold
The Cortez Plaza shopping center at 12104
Cortez Road W. has been sold to La Isla Bonita Prop-
erties owned by Island residents David and Susan
Hendrickson. Sale price was $550,000.
Plans call for the 1.5-acre property to be subdi-
vided into two parcels with a half-acre parcel of vacant
land behind Cortez Plaza to be sold for another com-
mercial development.
Jim LaRosa of A Paradise Realty's commercial
branch in Ellenton was the sales agent.

A rose for an art gallery
Turtle Watch friend Rose VonPerbandt will host
a special party Saturday, Aug. 17, from 6-9 p.m. to
mark the grand opening of her Miracle's Fine Art
Gallery at 369 St. Armands Circle in Sarasota.
The gallery will feature bronze sculptures, photog-
raphy and original oil paints from well known artists
such as E. Dwight Conley, Jeffrey Robinson, Werner
Branz and E. D. Miracle. The artists will be in atten-
dance at the grand opening.
VonPerbandt was formerly with the staff of PePe's
Mexican Restaurant on Longboat Key.

10 years for the mermaid
The Sign of the Mermaid restaurant at 9707 Gulf
Drive in Anna Maria is celebrating its 10th anniver-
sary and owners Ed and Andrea Spring are inviting all
their friends on both the Island and mainland to "come
in and have a good time," said Ed.
And the Springs have many friends in the area.
"Our business is built on locals," said Ed. "We have a
great following. People come from Venice and St. Pe-
tersburg on a regular basis. We see them all the time."
The popular seafood and "Florida Continental"
restaurant specializes in fresh fish and all items are
cooked to order by Ed and Andrea.
"We're the chefs and we just have a small, but
friendly, staff," said Ed.
The Springs have been on Anna Maria Island for
13 years and formerly operated the Top of the Pier and
Down Under restaurants at the Rod & Reel Pier.
The Sign of the Mermaid is open from 5 to 10 p.m.
and from August until the season picks up in Novem-
ber, the restaurant will be closed Sunday through Tues-
day.
For further information on Sign of the Mermaid,
call Ed or Andrea at 778-9399.

Little stars returning to school
The recently opened Little Stars Children's Con-
signment store at 3633 Cortez Road is holding its
first-ever back-to-school season and owner June Niu
has some great specials in clothing and accessories for
little stars.
Hot items this year include name-brand designer jeans
in sizes six to 12 with prices ranging from 25 to 50 per-
cent lower than at major clothing stores, Niu said.
The back-to-school anniversary sale also includes
pants and shorts, particularly "short sets" featuring the
"Hello Kitty" tops. The store carries clothing to fit in-


fants through teenagers, she said.
For further information on Little Stars, call 756-
3979.

Anna Maria Boat Club
still boating
The Anna Maria Boat Club in Holmes Beach at
the site of the former Pete Reynard's Marina restaurant
and the future Tidemark Lodge is still in business and
operating out of a trailer at the premises.
The company rents personal watercraft (jet skis),
along with other small boats for enjoyment.
The business had an office in the old restaurant
building, but Tidemark began demolition of the restau-
rant last week, requiring the owners to look for alter-
natives. A trailer at the location was the answer.
For further information on rentals at the Anna
Maria Boat Club, call 778-7990.


Margaret and "Paulie" Hoffman. Islander Photo:
Carrie Price

New owners at Hurricane Hanks
Paul "Paulie" and Margaret Hoffman are now of-
ficially the new owners of Hurricane Hanks at 5349
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, in the S&S Plaza. The pur-
chase of the popular eating and drinking establishment
from former owner Henry Belval took place Aug. 1.

Cortez Kitchen eyes Wet Willies
Pete Barreda at the Cortez Kitchen at 4528 119th
Street W. in Cortez is looking to take over operations
at the former Wet Willie's restaurant located on the
property adjacent to Cortez Kitchen.
Barreda said it will be several weeks before all ar-
rangements and permits are in place and he'll have a
"major, major" announcement about the restaurant at
that time. Look for something new, unusual and excit-
ing, said Barreda.

Got a new business going up in Anna Maria Island,
Cortez or Longboat Key? How about a new product or
service, an anniversary, a new hire, or an award-win-
ning staff member? Call Island Biz at 778-7978, fax
your news to 778-9392, or e-mail us at
news @ islander.org.


Obituaries


Farrell D. Chandler
Farrell D. Chandler, 46, of Bradenton died Aug. 9.
A musician, he was part of Chandler Brothers
musical group that frequently played at many places
and events on Anna Maria Island and in the area.
Born in Atlanta, he came to Manatee County in
1955 from Sarasota. He was a Baptist.
A memorial service will be later in Atlanta, with
burial.in;Carroll Memory Gardens in Carrollton, Ga.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of
Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL
34238.
Surviving are his companion, Pam Newman;
daughters Amy of Kensaw, Ga., Allyson of Hampton,
Ga., and Aja of Warner Rlobbins, Ga.; son Jeffrey of
Warner Robbins; mother Barbara of Carrollton; brother
Timothy of Warner Robbins; and three grandchildren.
Packer Funeral Home of Sarasota is in charge of
arrangements.


Margaret 'Maggie' Shoulta
McEnerney
Margaret "Maggie" Shoulta McEnerney, 64, of
Ponte Vedra Beach and formerly Anna Maria Island,
died July 12.
Born in Newport, R.I., Mrs. McEnerney worked at
Cafe on the Beach in Holmes Beach and Manatee
Glens of Bradenton.
Memorial services were Aug. 6 at Our Lady Star
of the Sea Catholic Church, Longboat Key.
She is survived by husband Dr. Stuart; daughters
Eileen O'Neill, Lynn Pfeiffer and Jean Stevens of
Hamden, Conn., Kathaleen Kuiper of Ponte Vedra
Beach, and Kathy Avery of Carmel, Ind.; sons Edward
and Christopher of Milford, Conn., Keith Shoulta of
Chicago, James of Stonington, Conn., and Stuart of
Meriden, Conn.; 18 grandchildren; and four great-
grandchildren.


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Anna Maria planning, zoning looks at code changes


Anna Maria's planning and zoning board contin-
ued its discussion of eliminating the R-2 (duplex) zone
in the city Aug. 5 and learned there are 113 duplex units
currently in the city. Four more duplexes are under
construction.
Board chairman Doug Copeland said that several
real estate agents in the city have told him there is "not
a great demand" for R-2 lots.
Building official George McKay told the board a
lot of people are surprised the city still has an R-2 zone.
The board consensus was to make elimination of
the R-2 zone one of its official recommendations to the
city commission.
Copeland suggested putting several discussion items


for possible recommendations on hold until after the city's
visioning process in September is complete.
"The visioning process will tell you where you
want to go. It will give us input," he said.
Board members agreed. "We'll get substance [for
change] after the visioning process," said Charles
Caniff. For now, said Caniff, the board can deal with
corrections and contradictions in the codes.
Copeland noted there are two sections in the city's
land-use codes on vacating a fight-of-way, and this
situation has caused a lot of confusion. Combining
those two sections should be done now by the board,
Copeland said. "Those two sections are obvious con-
tradictions."


Board members also discussed establishing a site-
plan review process in its land use codes and examined
sections similar to a site-plan review in the Longboat
Key and Holmes Beach building codes.
Caniff said that while Longboat Key "has an exten-
sive review" of the process to obtain a building permit,
it's not the same thing as a formal site-plan review.
McKay said that's because many site-plan reviews
in smaller cities are done by outside engineering firms.
"But we need to see some city with a site-plan re-
view and ordinance," said board member Charlie
Daniel.
Copeland said he would contact City Attorney Jim
Dye to find an example of a city site-plan review.


Ryskamps 'home' after years with DOD


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
After 30 years of summering on Anna Maria Is-
land, Bill and Sara Ryskamp are here permanently.
He retired the first of August after 35 years with the
Department of Defense Dependents Overseas Schools.
They have owned their home in Holmes Beach since
1974.
"My wife and I met in Japan, both of us teaching
there," he said. "We married at St. Joseph's Church in
Bradenton in 1971 and had our wedding reception at
Pete Reynard's restaurant.
"We had a tear or two in our eyes when we read in
The Islander last week of the old place's demolition."
They've had an adventurous life together in the
DOD school system in Italy, Germany, Japan, Midway
Island, Philippines, Korea, Netherlands and Belgium.
Sometimes life was more adventurous than they re-
ally needed it to be, as in their end time in the Philippines.
They served in the islands for 14 years, teaching children
of American military personnel and civilians.
In 1991 Mount Pinatubo erupted, hurling molten
lava and hot ash on nearby Clark Air Force Base and
everywhere else within dozens of miles. The Ryskamps
and everyone else were evacuated for good, as it
turned out. It was the end of Clark, not only because it
was partly buried but because the Philippine govern-
ment did not renew the Air Force's lease.
Along the long line of experience Ryskamp went


into administration, serving in executive jobs around
the world and retiring Aug. I as district superintendent
at Brussels, Belgium.
The department has awarded him many commen-
dations, "special act" and exceptional service awards,
and in May he was presented the Phi Delta Kappa
award for distinguished service in public administra-
tion. DOD has 155 schools with 75,000 children in 14
countries.
He received his Ph.D. degree from Michigan State
University and has been a teacher, principal, business
manager and executive officer for DOD ever since.
Indeed, he recalled, while he was working on his doc-
torate in Michigan the rest of the family spent a whole
year on Anna Maria Island, the longest stay until the
one that begins now.
The Ryskamps are just off a week in Ireland, vis-
iting ancestral places: She was Sara Concannon before
running into Ryskamp. Their son is a lawyer in
Sarasota and their daughter is teaching in Bradenton.
Ryskamp said he might try for a real estate license.
"Quite a few friends have visited us here over the years,
and they've ended up buying property here. I may as
well help them."
He also wouldn't mind sharing his experiences
with Islanders as a speaker at meetings, and letting
everyone know "how fine our military people and their
families are, here and abroad." He may be reached at
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Chamber takes over Anna Maria fall festival


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
The Anna Maria fall street festival, usually em-
broiled in controversy as its annual date approaches,
has a new sponsor and a new time.
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
has taken back the street festival it originally organized
in 1999, rescuing it from apparent oblivion as one co-
sponsor moved from the city and withdrew from the
autumn event.
Jason Cimino and Richard DeFrank took over the
event in 2000, when the chamber declined to sponsor
the event without a permit for alcohol sales which
didn't appear to be forthcoming from the city.
Cimino and DeFrank, with help from then Com-
missioner Jay Hill, formed their own nonprofit orga-
nization, Celebrate Anna Maria, and hosted the event,


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The first of the two grants sought by the commit-
tee is a Gulfstream Grant to landscape Gulf Drive from
the Manatee County Beach to the new Island Fitness
Center.
Committee Chairman Jim Gloth said a large part of
the application's approval.will rely on letters of support
from the community.
The second grant application is for two elevated
beach walkovers. One walkover is proposed for 31st
Street at the beach in order to protect the sea oats and
landscaping there. The second walkover would be built
at 56th Street where handicap access is prohibitive.
Gloth said that separate form letters for the two
grant applications will be available at city hall for Is-
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including beer sales, for two years. They caused a stir
by eliminating "shell crafts" and maintaining an elitist
attitude toward vendors both artists and local non-
profit organizations. Now Cimino has moved to Cortez
and withdrawn from sponsorship.
Rather than let the popular festival fold, the cham-
ber stepped in along with the Anna.Maria Island Com-
-munity Center. The chamber's board of directors had
the final word on the fate of the fest, and the word was
yes, said chamber Executive Director Mary Ann
Brockman.
The first order of business for the sponsors was
to arrange a new date compatible with all interests
in the Island's northernmost city. Bayfest, the
event's title this year, was tentatively planned for
Oct. 5, but that turned out to conflict with several
other events, particularly a wedding at nearby Roser



Four nominations for Anna

Maria Citizen of the Year
Four names have been submitted to the
Anna Maria Citizen Recognition Committee
for Citizen of the Year.
Madie Iseman, George Norwood, Gene
and Elizabeth Moss and Thomas Turner have
all been nominated to the selection committee,
as of Tuesday, Aug. 13.
Nominations are not restricted to individu-
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made a difference in Anna Maria. Any nomi-
nation must have been in Anna Maria for at
least two years.
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the accomplishments of the nominee, to the
Citizen Recognition Committee, City of Anna
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Memorial Community Church that evening, and an-
other on the 12th.
So all sides settled on Saturday, Oct. 26, as con-
flict-free, so far. It will run from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., one
day only.
Now Brockman is busy lining up artists, music,
booths and other participants. For the art show part of
the festival, any artist may rent a booth for $75. Food
booths run from $150 to $200. Nonprofit organizations
get their booth spaces free. Booth space may be ar-
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Brockman said she hoped the chamber will spon-
sor the event every year as a way of stimulating the
community. "We like doing things like this," she said.
Hopefully, they'll have sufficient time to organize
and obtain permits for the "beer tent," a top money
raiser at the event in the past.


Anna Maria mayor

returns for

limited duty
Sporting a patch over her right eye, Anna Maria
Mayor SueLynn returned to city hall Monday, Aug.
12 for "limited and light duty" she said.
The mayor has been battling an outbreak of
shingles on her face the past few weeks and she said
her doctor advised her to slow down her hectic work
schedule while she recovers. She was resting at
home for the past two weeks and missed an Aug. 9
city commission workshop.
She said she will put in only a few hours work
each day until she is fully recovered in a few weeks.
Previously, 12- to 14-hour workdays were common
for the mayor.
During her absence, Vice Mayor John Michaels
has been handling city business, including chairing
city meetings.


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Robert Berman from Community Electric in-
spected and reported to Holmes Beach City Public
Works that there is no cause for alarm over the
electrical hookups at the Marina Drive/Gulf Drive
traffic light.
Recently, electrical engineer Lee McVey re-
ported what he believed to be irregularities with
two electrical outlets anchored to the concrete pole.
McVey stated he did not believe they were in-
stalled in a manner prescribed by the National
Electric Code.
McVey also suggested that the city might be
stealing power from Florida Power and Light.
According to Berman, FPL is not required to fol-
low NEC regulations. Furthermore, FPL sanctioned
the installation of the outlets in question and installed
those connections for holiday lighting.
Berman reported that FPL supplies the power for
holiday lights for most cities at no charge and
McVey's statement about theft of power is "ridicu-
lous."
Finally, Berman said the city wouldn't be able to
remove the installations without FPL's cooperation.


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Streetlife


Island police reports
Anna Maria
No reports available.


Bradenton Beach
July 23, 100 block of 12th Street South, towed
vehicle. According to the report, a white Honda Civic
was towed from the roadway when the owner could not
be found.
July 25, 300 block of Second Street North, domes-
tic disturbance. Officers responded to a domestic dis-
turbance involving a mother and son. According to the
report, the son became enraged and knocked over his
dresser and television when his mother refused to lend
him the car.
July 25, 2412 Gulf Drive, Econo Lodge, theft. A
beach chair was reported stolen.
July 27, 611 Gulf Drive N., Imperial House, crimi-
nal mischief. A woman reported the windshield of her
car had been smashed.
July 28, 2000 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Park, drug
arrest. David DeLeon, 38, of Bradenton, was arrested
for possession of marijuana after officers on patrol
witnessed the defendant roll a marijuana cigarette and
begin to smoke it in his van.
July 29, 200 block of Second Street North, infor-
mation. A man reported receiving a bounced check
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boat dock.

Holmes Beach
Aug. 2, 3015 Gulf Drive, CITGO, theft. According
to the report, a driver in a burgundy Chevrolet failed to
pay for $5 in gas.
Aug. 3, 3100 block of Gulf Drive, driver's license.
A man was given a summons for driving with a sus-
pended license, cited for no proof of insurance and
warned for illegal lighting on his vehicle.
Aug. 4, 3700 block of East Bay Drive, battery.
According to the report, an anonymous tip alerted po-
lice to a spousal battery. When police arrived, the
woman refused to press charges against her boyfriend,
who had already fled the scene. According to police,
the woman said her boyfriend has beaten her in the past
and feared he would kill her if she did not leave the
area.
Aug. 5, 200 block of 66th Street, theft. A bicycle
was reportedly stolen.
Aug. 5, 200 block of 55th Street, theft. A bicycle
was reportedly stolen.
Aug. 6, 2900 block of Avenue E, domestic. A
woman called police to report an earlier domestic dis-
pute with her boyfriend.
Aug. 6, 500 block of 67th Street, vandal. Accord-
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Island Middle School: right track with district heads


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
The Island Middle School Charter Board received
a "seal of approval" during a visit from Lynette
Edwards, Manatee County School Board assistant su-
perintendent for curriculum and instruction.
Edwards made her first visit to the Island school at
the request of charter board members for a question-
and-answer session. Board members were pleased to
discover that the school is progressing well in the eyes
of district administrators.
"There is always room for improvement," Edwards
told IMS board members, "but I would say the school
is moving in a good direction."
IMS board members invited Edwards to attend
their meeting so that she could address questions that
had come up as they prepared for the school's second
year of operation.
One of the concerns IMS board chairman John
Monetti expressed was whether there had been any
statewide legislative changes that would affect charter
schools.
Edwards said that many of the proposed changes
that would have concerned the school were not passed.
However, it was clarified that charter schools do
not have to follow district policies unless the charter
board votes in favor of doing so. If a charter school
adopts the county guidelines, the school district will
hold them to those policies.
"Your contract with the school board is your
bible," Edwards told the charter board.
The contract outlines the charter school's policies
and is subject to approval by the school board.
Edwards advised that IMS board members make
any necessary amendments to their contract now, but
all revisions and additions must go before the school
board.
One item the charter board needs to clarify in its
contract is the exact number of students the school will


enroll.
The IMS board plans to amend the contract to re-
flect its initial intent when the school was started to cap
the enrollment at 100 students. This also reflects the
maximum number of students for which the school will
receive funding from the state. Currently the school
receives funding for 80 students.
Edwards also discussed the process the school will
undergo when it's time for its charter evaluation. This
will be done in the 2003-04 school year, since IMS has
a three-year charter with the county.
The review process will include a progress evalu-
ation and on onsite visit, which will be made by a team
of people from the school board.
IMS Director Jeanne Shell will receive a document
outlining how the school will be evaluated one month


Academic
staff
Resource
teacher Janet
S. Toy, math
teacher Kelly
Parsons, band
director Jimi
.. : Gee, and life
skills teacher
Gary Hughes
attended an
-' Island Middle
School Charter
S Board meeting
i n preparation
for the new
school year.
Islander Photo:
Diana Bogan



prior to the onsite visit.
Overall, Edwards said the school is on the right
track and it is operating "way above the hand-holding
stage."
Several of the school's teachers attended the char-
ter board meeting in preparation for the school year.
The teachers were asked by the board to compile
a wish list so that accommodations'might be made in
the budget to provide for their teaching needs.
One item teachers would like to see on their desks
is a computer. The board briefly discussed the need for
teachers to have a laptop computer for use both at
school and at home to create lesson plans and tabulate
grades.
The next charter board meeting will be at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 3.


'Top Notch' photo contest, prizes continue


You've got until Friday to get another round of
pictures together for The Islander's photo contest.
The Islander Top Notch 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,
Aug. 16, 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.


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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 Con-
test is strictly for amateur photographers. Amateur photog-
raphers are those who derive.less than 5 percent of their
income from photography.
2) Black-and-white and color photographs taken after
Jan. 1, 2001, are eligible. This allows for extended eligibility.
Photos previously published (in any format/media) or entered
in any Islanderor other competitions are not eligible.
3) Photographs may be taken with any make of camera.
No retouching or other alteration (except cropping) is permit-
ted of negatives, prints or electronic photo files; no compos-
ite pictures or multiple printing can be submitted. Digital pho-
tos may be submitted as digital file (e-mail) or a printed pho-


tograph. 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 digi-
tal photo attachment. Mail entries to The Islander Top Notch
Photo Contest, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. E-
mail digital entries to news@islander.org.
5) Entrants by their entry agree that The Islander may
publish their pictures for local promotion. Entrants must be
able to furnish the original negative or digital image if re-
quested 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,
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be enclosed/a
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7) Any tax
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lust know the name and address of any rec-
sons appearing in the picture and those must
attached with the entry.
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Students "fresh off the bus" await escorts to their
assorted classrooms in the AME auditorium.


Principal Tim Kolbe helps students off the bus and gets things moving in the right direction on the first day of
school at AME. Islander Photos: J.L. Robertson, Diana Bogan and Bonner Joy

Island
S~-* r welcome
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Lori Mundell,
who moved
here recently
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welcome at
Anna Maria
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new students at
AME this year.


Starting out new
The kindergarten classroom of Melanie Moran, center, at Anna Maria Elementary
School was filled with bright, colorful teaching aids, new students and moms and
dads and excitement on the first day of school.


AME Guidcnce counselor Cindi Harrison marks a bus number on third-grader
Kara Nelson's hand in the morning to help avoid confusion later in the day when
students take the bus home.
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Sixth-grade students picked up their Island Middle School class schedules from teachers
Jimi Gee and Janet Toy upon arrival their first day of school.


Familiar
faces
Danielle Cronin
and Ashley
Bowling were
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Middle School.
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IMS parent group needs definition, name change


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
The Island Middle School Parent Advisory Com-
mittee needs to define its role, according to Lynette
Edwards, Manatee County School Board's assistant su-
perintendent for curriculum and instruction.
The recommendation came after IMS charter board
members questioned whether the PAC must operate
under the Florida Sunshine Law.
"It isn't a big deal to notify the press and hold pub-
lic meetings," said PAC President Julie Krokoskia,
"but does it mean I can't call another PAC member to
ask what kind of cookies she's bringing?"
Edwards said it is the function the PAC serves to
the school that determines if it falls under the Sunshine
Law.
The intent of the PAC, according to Krokroskia, is
to serve the school in a similar fashion as a Parent-
Teacher Organization, by organizing fundraisers and
parent volunteers.
Edwards said that if the PAC operates as an advi-
sory council, which makes decisions that affect school
property or programs, then it does need to adhere to the
Sunshine Law.
In Edwards' opinion, it did not sound as if the PAC
were acting in this capacity.
Still there was room for doubt in the minds of some
board members.
Krokroskia noted that the PAC has in the past
brought parent issues to the staff and charter board's
attention, and the name of the organization itself sug-
gests it is an "advisory committee."
Founding Board Member Marlene West said that
the charter calls for an advisory council. Yet, it is un-
clear if this should be a separate organization or part of
the parent organization.
District public schools are required to have a school
advisory committee, which is involved in working on the
school's budget and improvement plan. This committee
does fall under the regulations of the Sunshine law, how-
ever the IMS PAC doesn't serve the same function. And
according to Edwards, charter schools are not required to
have an advisory committee.


A charter school only needs to have a charter board
to oversee the running of the school. It's up to the char-
ter board if it wants to have additional committees.
Krokroskia recommended that the charter board
decide what function the PAC should serve. "If the goal
is to have something else, it should be one something


End of summer, daycare party time
The All-Stars of The Learning Tree daycare center in
Bradenton traveled to Bayfront Park in Anna Maria
for the "rewards of Summer, "fun in the water, a
picnic and ice cream. Most of the All-Stars will be
attending kindergarten next week. Accompanying
them are Learning Tree owners Kim and Rob
Chapman. Islander Photo: Damon Presswood

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Bye.bye camp
Three young happy campers wind up the summer camp
of the Anna Maria Island Community Center at
Bayfront Park in Anna Maria, left to right, Kyle
Parsons, Elijah Clay-Chapman and Alex Thurkettle.
Camp ended Friday. Islander Photo: Courtesy Center


else," she said. "We have a limited pool of parents and
the same people will end up serving on all committees.
Maybe it's the name that needs to be changed."
Krokoskia will be working with the board to draft
a clear, defined function of the group to help clear the
confusion.

Anna Maria Elementary
School Menu
Monday, Aug. 19
Breakfast: French Toast Sticks with Syrup,
Cereal, Fruit, Juice
Lunch: Chef Boyardee Ravioli with Roll or
Nachos, Garden Salad, Chilled Fruit
Tuesday, Aug. 20
Breakfast: Yogurt, Fruit, Cereal, Juice
Lunch: Fruit, Cheese and Muffin Plate or Hot
Dog, Baked Beans, French Fries, Fruit, Juice Bar
Wednesday, Aug. 21
Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs and Toast, Fruit,
Cereal, Juice
Lunch: Hamburger Gravy or Breaded Chicken
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Breakfast: Yogurt, Fruit, Cereal, Juice
Lunch: Burrito or Turkey Stack Basket with
Goldfish Crackers, Green Beans, Fruit
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Breakfast: Large Orange Muffin, Fruit, Cereal,
Juice
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or Tuna Salad Sandwich,
Peas and Carrots, Lettuce and Tomato Salad,
Fruit
Milk and juice are served with every meal.

Island Middle School menu
The King Middle School cafeteria will
provide a brown bag lunch during the first two
weeks of school. Regular menu options will be
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Anna Maria Elementary PTO kicks off school year


Anna Maria Elementary School's Parent-Teacher
Organization members kicked off the new school year
by participating in the Aug. 8 open house.
Members were on hand to greet parents, pass out
information about PTO and sell packaged school sup-
plies.
This year's PTO President is Cindy Thompson and
her fellow officers include Vice President Shawn
Carper, Secretary Lynda Hicks and Treasurer Julie
Krokroskia.
According to Thompson, the PTO plans to con-
tinue its monthly dinner meetings and school plays, as
well as sponsoring the annual book fair and fall festi-
. val.
Parents interested in learning more about the PTO
are invited to a committee meeting at 8:30 a.m. in the
school cafeteria Aug. 20.
The school is located at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. For more information call, 761-4766.


Flock of
first-graders
Anna Maria
Elementary
School teacher
Lynn Drolet
greeted her first-
grade students
and their parents
at the school's
open house.
Islander Photos:
Diana Bogan


Survival packs
Survival packs


The basic classroom supplies are availablefrom the Parent-Teacher Organiza- Welcome back
tion at Anna Maria Elementary School. Supplies have been packaged according Ron Edmonds from the Holmes Beach Publix supermarket handed out pencils an
to each teacher's specifications and can still be purchased from the school store. activity books to students at Anna Maria Elementary School's open house.



Island Middle School orientation draws a crowd


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
The Island Middle School drew a large crowd of
parents and students to orientation night for its second
year of operation.
IMS Director Jeanne Shell opened the event by say-
ing, "We wanted to be a school where people were lining
up around the block to get in and that happened tonight."
The school has approximately 76 students in sixth-
through eight-grade enrolled for the 2002-03 school year
and Shell said the school's enrollment goal is 80 students.
The mission statement for IMS is to create a unique
educational opportunity that fosters and encourages a "zest
for learning that transcends a lifetime," and to encourage
students to develop their personal attributes and relation-
ships in order to become leaders in our community.
According to the school philosophy, students will
be encouraged to pursue individual areas of interest in
order to develop higher-level thinking skills and the
real-life application of these skills.
IMS aims to infuse the arts as well as science and
technology intq its curriculum to foster the imagination
and creativity of its students, states the school purpose.
IMS uses the Mosaic Curriculum utilized by all
Manatee County public middle schools as a guide and
reference, and its core academic courses meet the same
requirements as those throughout the district.
This year IMS will be offering elective classes in
addition to its core curriculum, and students attending
the orientation were surveyed to determine which
courses they prefer. Some of the choices included gui-
tar and keyboards, book club, habits for success, Span-
Sish and marine-and-environmental studies.
Parent Advisory Committee President Julie
Krokroskia also spoke at the event and advocated the
importance of parent involvement in building and
maintaining a successful learning environment.


Parents of IMS students will be required to com-
plete 25 volunteer hours during the school year. Vol-
unteer opportunities include helping out in the class-
room or administrative office, or sharing a special skill
or talent with students.
Parents also learned about the school's disciplin-
ary policy. IMS adheres to the Manatee County School
Board's student conduct code, and Shell outlined the
IMS disciplinary steps that will be taken if needed.
First, a student will be given a warning for miscon-
duct from the teacher and the problem will be discussed
with the student.
After a student receives two teacher warnings, his
or her parents will be notified and the student will
spend detention from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. with life skills
teacher Gary Hughes.
After three detentions, the student will be sus-
pended, and following three suspensions, the student
will be dismissed from the school.
Shell said the student code-of-conduct booklet will be
reviewed by students as part of their life skills curriculum.
This year the MCAT trolley will be used to travel


Packed house
Parents and
students filled the
Fellowship hall at
the Island Middle
School on orienta-
tion night for the
2002-03 school
year. Islander
Mdl Photo: Diana
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the Island when students have class field trips or hands-
on projects, whether at the beach or at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, said Shell.
Students may also use the trolley to travel to and from
school. Otherwise, school bus transportation will be pro-
vided via a bus leaving King Middle School and Sugg
Middle School, which will arrive at IMS by 9:30 a.m.
Students are asked not to arrive at IMS before 9
a.m., and if a student will be absent or tardy, parents
need to notify the administrative office before 9:30 a.m.
School registration and admission packets can be
obtained from the school office. The school operates
within the Island Baptist Church facilities at 206 85th
St., Holmes Beach.
Shell said parents will have an opportunity to lis-
ten to teacher presentations regarding plans for the
school year on Thursday, Sept. 26, which will be Back-
to-School night at IMS.
A copy of the school charter is available in the
school office and parents are encouraged to stop by and
read it at any time.
For more information, call 778-5200.


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9 to 10 a.m. Aerobics at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information:
778-01908. Fee applies.
5:30 to 7:30p.m. Soccer camp with coach Kevin Cassidy
and the Manatee High School girls' soccer team coaches 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 Is-
land Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. In-
formation: 778-1908. Fee applies.
Thursday, Aug. 15
9 to 10 a.m. Muscles and More class with Sherry Fideler
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
9 to 11 a.m. Educational "peli-boat" tours with the Peli-
can Man's Bird Sanctuary leaving from the Holiday Inn Marina,
7150 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Information: 388-4444. Fee
applies.
5:30 to 7:30p.m. Soccer camp with coach Kevin Cassidy
and the Manatee High School girls' soccer team coaches at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
6:30 to 8 p.m. Fall soccer season registration at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Friday, Aug. 16.
8:30 a.m. to 3p.m. Cruise to Egmont Key with the Peli-
can Man's Bird Sanctuary leaving from the Holiday Inn Marina,
7150 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Information: 388-4444. Fee
applies.
5:30 to 7:30p.m. Soccer camp with coach Kevin Cassidy
and the Manatee High School girls' soccer team coaches at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
Saturday, Aug. 17
9 a.m. Upper Manatee River canoe/kayak trip with Si-
erra Club. Directions/registration: 747-2801. Fee applies.


9 a.m. Pontoon rides on the Upper Manatee River with
the Sierra Club. Directions/registration: 747-2544. Fee ap-
plies.
11 a.m. to noon "Past Lives, Dreams and Soul Travel"
presentation by Eckankar at the Island Branch Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-7139.
Noon to 2:30 p.m. Educational "peli-boat" luncheon
tour with the Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary leaving from the
Holiday Inn Marina, 7150 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Infor-
mation: 388-4444. Fee applies.
6 to 7:30 p.m. Wiffle Ball Tournament at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria. Information: 778-1908.
Sunday, Aug. 18
7:30 p.m. "Mother Hicks" auditions at the Island Play-
ers Theatre, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 794-
8762.

Monday, Aug. 19
9 to 10 a.m. Aerobics with Reba at the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. In-
formation: 778-1908. Fee applies.
7 to 8 p.m. Fall soccer mandatory try-outs for 5 to 7
year olds at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.
7 to 8:30 p.m. "Past Lives, Dreams and Soul Travel"
presentation by Eckankar at the Bradenton Central Library,
1301 Barcarrota Blvd. W., Bradenton. Information: 778-7139.

Tuesday, Aug. 20
8:30 a.m. Anna Maria Elementary School Parent-
Teacher Organization committee meeting in the school cafete-
ria, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 761-4766.
9 to 10 a.m. Muscles and More class with Sherry Fideler
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
Noon Island Bridge Club meeting at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. In-
formation: 792-6133. Fee applies.
7 to 8 p.m. Fall soccer mandatory try-outs for 8-to-9
year olds at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.
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11:30 a.m. Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce
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6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Family movie night at the Anna Maria
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Dolphins open

By Kevin Cassidy
Special to The Islander
The Anna Maria Island Dolphins got their "fins"
wet in the inaugural Police Athletic League's Charlie
B. Wells Kickoff Classic, junior varsity division, with
a dominating 14-0 win over the Bears Saturday, Aug.
10, at the PAL facility in Bradenton.
So dominating was the Dolphin ground game that
the Bears didn't run an offensive play until there was
only 2:35 left in the first quarter. The Dolphins won the
coin toss and received the ball on their own 20 where
they proceeded to run the ball nine straight times result-
ing in an 8-yard touchdown run by quarterback Nick
Sato.
Fullback Jarrod McKenzie opened the game with
a 4-yard gain before the Dolphins called tailback Eric
Whitley's number four straight times. He ripped off
gains of 7, 4, 27 and 2 yards before the Dolphins caught
the Bears.off guard with a reverse to Jordan Pritchard
fora gain of 16 yards that took them to the 10-yard line.
Whitley gained 2 yards on first down before Sato
took it in for a touchdown and the extra point on con-
secutive option plays to give the Fins an early 7-0 lead.
The Dolphins defense held the Bears on downs and
after an incomplete pass on first down, tailback Chad
Richardson ran it in from 24 yards out for a 13-0 lead.
Richardson got the call on the extra point and ran that
in for a 14-0 lead.
The Dolphins' coaching staff elected to close the
game out by experimenting with some different looks,
content with what they saw from their ground game.
Whitley finished the day with 36 yards rushing on
five carries, while Richardson had 23 yards and one
touchdown. Sato completed one pass to Pritchard and
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down on three carries.
The Dolphins were a little shell-shocked in their
first game, but got better as the game wore on. Quar-
terback Broderick West found some running room up
the middle on a couple of nice runs to finish with 17
yards rushing on five carries. Heath English led the
defense when he stripped Lyles of the ball and recov-
ered deep in Dolphin territory to thwart a Jaguar scor-
ing chance.
Both teams are back in action on Aug. 24. Stay
tuned!

Mitey Mite division team
looking for players
The second season of the PAL football league play
for Anna Maria Island's Dolphin Football Team is cur-
rently under way.
Sign up for the Mitey-Mite league's Island team -
players ages 9 to 11 years old has been extended,
says Coach Tom Moore. The registration forms are
available at the Anna Maria Island Community Center
lobby. For more info, call Tom at 778-1908.

Braden River run ends
in Southeast Regional title game
Braden River's 11-12 All-Star baseball team
dropped a heartbreaking 4-3 decision to Bridgewater,
Va., on Thursday, Aug. 8, to fall one game short of the
Southeast Regional championship game and an appear-
ance on national television.
Braden River compiled an impressive 17-4 record
through sub-district, district, sectional and state quali-
fying tournaments, including 11 games decided by one
run before running out of luck against Virginia.
The boys from East Bradenton fell behind 2-0 in
the first inning, but bounced back to take a 3-2 lead
when Michael Cass hit a towering, two-run home run
to center field. Matt Milazzo added the go-ahead run
when he reached on a walk and later scored on a passed
ball.
Unfortunately, Virginia bounced back to score two
runs in the fourth inning to take the lead for good -


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and end Braden River's season.
It just wasn't meant to be in this game, as Braden
River caught no breaks. Ace pitcher Vincent Keen hit
the ball hard every time he batted, but Virginia*
centerfielder Daniel Bowman was up to the challenge,
robbing Keen of what looked like a sure home run in
the bottom of the fifth inning.
Congratulations to all of the parents, coaches and,
most importantly, the players. It was a great ride while
it lasted. This is one summer the boys from Bradenton
will not soon forget!

Center Soccer Camp starts today!
The Anna Maria Island Community Center's an-


nual soccer camp starts today, Aug. 14, and contin-
ues Thursday and Friday from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the
Center.
The coaches for the camp will be members of the
Manatee Her-icanes varsity soccer team along with
coaches Kevin Cassidy and Jeff Nelson.
The camp serves as a kickoff to the Center's rec-
reational inter-Island soccer league for players 5-13
years old, which is currently registering players for the
2002 season.
Interested soccer players can register for the soc-
cer season at the Center Tuesday through Friday from
6:30 to 8 p.m., or they can sign up for both season and
camp Wednesday at the camp opening.


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Taking it by the numbers with storms, sturgeon


As the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew's
landfall in South Florida approaches, there is some
good news on the tropical storm front.
Both hurricane guru Dr. William Gray and the
National Hurricane Center have somewhat down-
graded earlier predictions of Atlantic Ocean storm sea-
son activity levels.
Gray, the Colorado State University professor who
has made a study of hurricane activitity for more than
20 years, is predicting "11 named storms (average is
9.6), 55 named storm days (average is 49.1), six hur-
ricanes (average is 5.9), 25 hurricane days (average is
24.5), two intense (category 3-4-5) hurricanes (average
is 2.3), five intense hurricane days (average is 5), a
Hurricane Destruction Potential of 75 (average is 72.7)
and overall Net Tropical Cyclone activity of about 100
percent of. the average year for the period between
1950-2000."
Gray does have us above the average in the hurri-
cane landfall column of numbers: a 42 percent chance
of landfall for the U.S. East Coast including all of pen-
insula Florida. The average for the last century is 31
percent, he noted.
The National Hurricane Center has hedged its
prediction a bit, but has also dropped the numbers to
seven to 10 tropical storms this season, four to six of
them becoming hurricanes and one to three of those
becoming major hurricanes with winds in excess of
110 mph.
Blame the change on or give thanks for the
change to El Nino. That's the temperature change
That takes place in the Pacific Ocean every few years
that tends to quash hurricane activity in the Atlantic.
"A modest suppressing influence for this year's
hurricane activity will result from a weak to moderate
El Nino developing in the eastern Pacific," Gray said.
"This El Nino event is much less likely to diminish this
year's hurricane activity to the extent of the more pow-
erful 1997, 1986-87, and 1982-83 El Nino events."
The NHC concurred.
"One primary climate signal is El Nino, which is
expected to contribute to higher vertical wind shear in
the main hurricane development region, thereby reduc-
ing hurricane activity compared to the last several sea-
sons," NHC meteorologists said. "The strengthening El
Nino episode is the main basis for lowering the ex-


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Of course, all it takes is one tropical storm to
ruin our season. Hurricane Andrew's arrival on Aug.
24, 1992, was the only hurricane of the year that
made landfall, yet it caused a whopping $20 million
in damage.

More sturgeon attacks
There was another sturgeon attack in the Florida
Panhandle last week.
A 50-year-old guy was boating on the
Choctawahatchee, a river not too far from Destin, when
a 5-foot-long sturgeon leapt into his boat. He ended up
with a broken sternum, two broken ribs, a collapsed
lung and a gash on his leg that took 16 stitches to close.
It was the fourth such human-sturgeon interaction
so far this year and, despite the frequency of the inci-
dents, scientists are still maintaining that there aren't
really any more of the big fish around there just
seem to be more incidents.
Sturgeon can grow to 6 or 8 feet in length. Their
skin is more like that of an alligator than a fish and, for
some weird reason, they seem to like to jump out of the
water. Unfortunately, their aim is proving to be pretty
good when it comes to boaters passing through.
The fish move into rivers and streams in the spring
and summer to spawn, then move back into the open
Gulf of Mexico in the fall and winter.
Once found throughout Florida, sturgeon were
overfished almost to the point of extinction by 1900
because of their valuable caviar.
I still think they're getting even with us, which
probably explains why I liked the Don Addis edito-
rial cartoon in the St. Petersburg Times last week. It
showed a sturgeon talking to a battered manatee, to-
talling up a scorecard of human hits with a comment
to the sea cow about "showing them to use you for
a speed bump, ol' buddy."


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So we've got less hurricanes predicted to form this
year, statistically, and sturgeon attacks are up, even
though there aren't more fish around than usual. We've
also got lower than usual turtle nesting activity in our
part of the world this year.
What gives? Is there some relationship going on
with Mother Nature we need to know about?
Let's take it by the numbers.
Hurricanes have probably been around since there
was a planet, but records of tropical storms that are of any
use to scientists only go back about 120 years. Long for
us, not even an eye-blink in the history of Earth.
Nobody keeps sturgeon-human interaction records
other than through anectodal stories, so four attacks in
eight months sounds like a lot. But who knows what
was happening during the height of the sturgeon fish-
ery in the late 1800s? There aren't many fishers around
to answer.
Sea turtles have been coming ashore to lay eggs for
thousands of years, but records on the Island only go
back a decade or so. If you believe oldtimers, there
weren't any turtle nests here in the 1930s or '40s, or at
least nobody remembers them. How can we tell if
turtle-nesting numbers we've got now are a trend, or if
the other statistics we've gathered in the past few years
seasons are an abnormality?
And don't forget the issue of the manatee census.
Sea cow numbers were on the rise for several years,
reaching a population boom that began talk recently
about removing manatees from the endangered species
list. But in the most recent population total for mana-
tees done last winter, there were about half the number
of manatees spotted than the year before. Does that
mean that half the sea cows died? No, it was a factor
of the sampling effort.
My point in all this is we need more numbers to
make sense of what's going on.

Sandscript factoid
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"Lloyd's List'' began publishing arrivals and
sailings of ships in.London in 1734. The publication
has just changed its style and now refers to a ship as "it"
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Redfish season hits full force; snapper 'everywhere'


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Redfish are the fish of choice in the backwater right
now. They're big sometimes too big and hungry
and starting to school up.
Trout are also plentiful in the bays, and mangrove
snapper are everywhere there's any kind of structure.
I've even seen some on the seagrass flats.
Offshore, look for grouper and snapper action to be
about as good as it gets, although tarpon season is start-
ing to wind down.
Capt. Sam Kimball on Legend charters out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said he's catching
lots of grouper and snapper in about 80 feet of water in
the Gulf, plus lots of triggerfish, lane snapper, bonita
and small sharks.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's is hooking up with lots of mackerel and
snapper on the rocks off the beaches. He's not find-
ing as many tarpon as in the last few weeks, but there
are still a few lingering around. In the bays, he's
catching lots of catch-and-release snook and keeper-
size redfish.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle is back
from his fishing vacation and said he had a fantastic
time in California. If you want to hear Bill's fish sto-
ries, stop by and he'll tell you all. Locally, there are still
a few tarpon hanging around in Tampa Bay, with
mackerel and pompano just off the beaches and snap-
per thick in the backwaters. There are also excellent
reports of big redfish on the right tides, and they're
starting to school.
Capt. Matt Bowers on the Outcast in Holmes
Beach said he's putting his charters onto red grouper
to 15 pounds, gags to 10 pounds, mangrove snapper to
5 pounds and lane snapper up to 3 pounds.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business said mack-
erel and snapper are thick in the Gulf, with reds and
trout the best bet in the backwater.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in



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Holmes Beach pretty much echoed what Capt. Tom
said: mackerel and lots of mangrove snapper.
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
wade fishers are still doing good with redfish on the
higher tides and trout are starting to get bigger as are
the shrimp.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
some really big redfish are being caught in Miguel Bay,
with some reports coming in of 36-inch-long monsters
being hooked. Mangrove snapper seem to be every-
where, he added, and trout are starting to roe.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said fishers there
are catching redfish outside of the slot limit, a few jack,
drum, mangrove snapper, mackerel and lots of catch-
and-release snook.
At the Anna Maria City Pier, anglers report im-
proved fishing with catch-and-release snook, mangrove
snapper, mackerel and yellowtails the best bets. There
are also a few flounder and reds being brought to the
deck.
Capt. Thorn Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said redfish are starting to make a better show-
ing, with most of the fish he's catching within the slot
limit. He's also having good luck with trout and man-
grove snapper.
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Capt. Eric Bergan on the Kattina said he's find-
ing plenty of red grouper inside of 30 miles in the Gulf,
with some tipping the scales to 15 pounds, plus man-
grove and lane snapper and a few triggerfish.
On my boat Magic, we've found that redfish are
the mainstay, with some up to 31 inches being hooked.
We're getting trout to 24 inches and lots of mangrove
snapper as well.
Good luck and good fishing.
Capt. Mike Heistand is a 20-year fishing guide.
Fish reports and pictures of your catch are 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 infor-
mation. Pictures may be retrieved once they appear in
the paper. Phone reports this week to 358-3116.


Anno Mo3rnrio 7sl/onJites

Moon Date AM HIGH AM LOW PM HIGH PM LOW
Aug 14 4:38 2.3 11:17 0.6 6:02 1.6 10:28 1.2
FQ Aug 15 5:18 2.4 10:43p* 1.4 8:04 1.5 12:46 0.4
Aug 16 6:07 2.5 2:16 0.3
Aug 17 7:03 2.5 3:36 0.2
Aug 18 8:14 2.5 4:40 0.1
Aug 19 9:24 2.6 5:28 0.0
Aug 20 1:34 1.6 3:24 1.5 10:23a* 2.6 6:08. 0.0
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PART-TIME NANNY for two young children (three
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WORKING ISLAND MOTHER looking for some-
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RETAIL SALES: Part-time, full-time. Good starting
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Island -- Since 1992. The Islander


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.


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


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.







WHAT A VIEW Direct Gulf view at a bar-
gain price. 2BR/2BA, turnkey furnished.
Great vacation home or rental. Heated
pool and within walking distance to every-
thing. $349,000. Call Ed Oliveira at 778-
4800 or 705-4800.


53 YEARS OF DISTINCTIVE ISLAND SERVICE

4/#1 3224 East Bay Dr. Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
S / /de aProV^K Sales: 941-778-0700 Rentals: 778-6665
_/I/I __ vvlv 1-800-749-6665* www.Wedebrock.com
REAL ESTATE COMPANY OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK


AFFORDABLE CONDO. Beautifully
turkey furnished. 2BR, views of bay/
Gulf. Social clubhouse, heated pool.
$189,000. Gall Tutewiler 778-0700.
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BAYVIEW TERRACE 2BR ground-
floor unit in (rarely available) bayfront
complex. Steps to beach. $175,000.
Gall Tutewiler 778-0700.


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





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


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ISLAND DOLL HOUSE. 2BR/
1BA, w/boat-dock & boat a block
away. Close to beach. $334,500.
Gail Tutewiler, 778-0700.


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


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AFFORDABLE NAUTICAL LIV- SPACIOUS ISLAND HOME LAUREL OAK PARK New ex-
ING Garden villa, split 2BR/2BA, 4BR+ den. Close to beach. Boat ecutive 4BR/3BA pool home. Cul-
deep-waterdocking available. Min- slip available. $439,900. Gall de-sac, private, lakefront loca-
utes to Gulf beaches. Move right in, Tutewiler, 778-0700. tion. $357,353 Elfi Starret &
maintenance free! $110,250, Becky Smith, 778-0700
Geoff Wall 778-0700. Wedebrock Distinctive Rentals





COQUINA MOORINGS BERMUDA BAY CLUB GULF WATCH Bay and Gulf.
2BR/2BA with den overlook- Beautifully furnished 3BR 2BR, beach access across
ing bay. Beach access, full townhouses with pool and di- the street, walk to eateries
amenities including boat rect beach and bay access. and historic "Bridge Street."
dock. $900/week. $900/week or $2,700/month. $650/week or $1,800/month.


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

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

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

FURNITURE UPHOLSTERY, cushions, etc. Repair
and restoring antique specialist. Island Upholstery.
121 Bridge St. Free estimates. 778-4335.

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

ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING for great results,
wash away mildew, dirt and salt. Thorough, reason-
able and reliable. Free estimates, licensed and in-
sured. 778-0944.

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

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

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

ASAP DIVORCE INC: Starting at $195. Adoptions,
name changes, deeds, wills, living trusts, incorpo-
rations. Modification of child support, alimony, cus-
tody, etc. 756-7005.
CLEANING: Honest, dependable Island woman will clean
your home at reasonable rates. Deborah, 778-2581.


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

TUTORING AFTER SCHOOL with certified el-
ementary school teacher. Improve phonics, read-
ing, writing and math skills, one-on-one, at the li-
brary. $35/hour. Call Robin, 779-9055.

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

KATHY AND MIKE'S Cleaning Service. Delivering
a standard of excellence for all your interior and
exterior cleaning needs. Great rates and refer-
ences. 722-4358.

BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigera-
tion. Commercial and residential service, repair
and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and
the Island since 1987. For dependable, honest and
personalized service, call William Eller, 795-7411.
RA005052.

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

ABSOLUTELY SPOTLESS is back by popular de-
mand. Home detailing, organization. 26 years ex-
perience with the highest recommendations.
Housekeeping a must call someone you can
trust. Bonita, 745-2284. Limited openings.

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


EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS!


(941) 778-6066 TOLL FREE 800-865-0800
6101 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217



SI Sanctcatle or ar cstle ...
.... .. Our property manager Carol Saulnier
will treat you like royalty!
: WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR IN A PROPERTY MANAGER?
Trust and confidence Attention to detail
Professional and personal service Long term commitment
-.i Our property manager Carol Saulnier has all of these qualities and more. She
Shas been with Green Real Estate for more than 13 years. Her continuing goal
-' is to earn your trust, your confidence and your business. Call Carol today and
find exactly what you have been looking for in a property manager.


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REAL ESTATE
OF ANNA MARIA


778-0455
9906 Gulf Drive


Visit our website at www.greenreal.com


BRAZILIAN HOUSE CLEANING: Honest, depend-
able, with experience. Will keep your house spot-
less. Call for free estimate, Solange, 721-7020.


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

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

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


PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and in-
stallation. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and
trees. Irrigation and pest control service. 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.

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


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


ANNA MARIA


SmiiiCoast
REAL ESTATE, LLC
KEY ROYALE POOL HOME
4BR/3BA Key Royale "500" block, split-plan,
canalfront, 4,000 lb. boat lift, caged pool,
family room, two blocks to great beach.
$539,000.
SARASOTA 28 UNIT MOTEL
1.4 acres on US-41 prime location. Located
near the Ritz, airports, colleges and Van
Wezel. NT-zoned, many other property uses.
In the "Enterprise Zone" = tax incentives.
$1,500,000.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND HOME
3BR/2BA home in central Holmes Beach.
Large lot with room for a pool. Immaculate,
short walk to beach. Garage. $329,900.
ISLAND VILLAGE
3BR/2BA, professionally decorated condo.
Furnished, heated pool, small pets, tennis,
across from beach, close to everything.
$294,000.

ANNUAL RENTALS '
From $700 / month
SEASONAL RENTALS
Condos/Homes: $500 week / $1,000 month

779-0202 (800) 732-6434
ANNA MARIA

a Ms SmiDCoast
REAL ESTATE, LLC
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 www.suncoastinc.com




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JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodel-
ing contractors. In-house plan designs. State li-
censed and insured. Many Island references. 778-
2993. Lic# CRC 035261.

INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. 35-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at
778-1730.

CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction.
Free estimates, no overtime charges. Now certi-
fying back flow at water meters. (FL#RF0038118)
778-3924 or 778-4461.

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 manufacturers.
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: Inte-
rior/exterior painting, pressure washing and wall-
paper. For prompt, reliable service at reasonable
rates, call Kevin at 778-2996. Husband/wife team.

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

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


One of the biggest names
in mortgages is right in
your own backyard.
W eaen you choose Chase you
"V are guaranteed by a variety
of products offered by one of the .~.:
nation's top mortgage lenders.
Plus, th knowledge of loan
officers like Ron Hayes who
are familiar with and dedicated
to your local community.
So, whatever your mortgage RON HAYES
needs fixed rate, adjustable rate, jumbo, govern-
ment, call Ron local/v for a free consultation at
(941) 761-9808 (24 hours) or (800) 559-8025.

OwCHASE. P
Monhatton Mortgage Corporation


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

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

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

WINDOW AND DOOR SILLS. Have cracked,
crumbling, 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.

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

REFACE OR REPLACE you kitchen cabinets.
Solid surface or mica countertops. Chamber mem-
ber, 30 years experience. Avalon Kitchen and Bath,
752-7014 or 737-3593.

ECONOMY KITCHEN and bath. Replace, re-
model, repair. Also, furniture painted. Call A.J.
Winters, 713-1951.

HANDY ANTHONY. Jack of most trades. Home
refurbishing and detailing, 778-6000.



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








.$224,900 POOL HOME
S- Choice location for this 3BR/2BA
with den or fourth bedroom, located
in Glenn Lakes. Great room, caged
S 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


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.
Seasonal/monthly. $2,750/month. (813) 258-6405.

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

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

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

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

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

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/security
required with contract. 792-2779.
Buy it, find it, sell it here. Fast. The Islander.





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We make buying, selling and renting easy!
Call us at 778-2307 Visit us online:
www.franmaxonrealestate.com
MLS Serving the area since 1970 [P


Single-family homes from
the $190s, including homesites.
SIsland lifestyle with off-Island convenience!

W AT CH Just a five-minute ride to the beach!

5 Different Floor Plans
All open & spacious ...
3BR/2BA & 4BR/2BA
-OPEN DAILY 12-5 PM
Directions: Cortez Road to
. .. .---...- l 9.. 86th St. W., turn south on
:;.--86th St. W. Entrance to Heron's
Watch is 1/2 mile on the right.

QUALITY BUILDERS INC.
For information call 778-7127






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Sandy's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
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Ir'A V We Monitor Irrigation Systems
Service INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
778 1345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
Established in 1983

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Check our references:
"Quality work at a reasonable price.
Licensed/Insured Serving Anna Maria Island Since 1986 761-8900

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



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


M MARIANNE CORRELL, REALTOR
S ISLAND, CONDO AND DUPLEX; SPECIALIST
"Personal Seruice is AlM, First Name''

.H (941) 778-6066


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

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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.
S>- Addresses ending in odd numbers (or N Z): .
SWednesday and Sunday.
S>- Irrigation not allowed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Irrigation with treated waste water allowed any
time.)
>- Owners can wash their vehicles anytime as long
Sas they use a hand-held hose with a shut-off nozzle.
S(Pull the car on the lawn to wash!)
S> 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.
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Questions or comments? Call the Southwest Florida Water
Lar nagrrecr t l district (Swiltmud) toll-frec: I-8(X)-423-1476.
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PERICO BAY CLUB 2BR/2BA condo in gated com-
munity, pool, tennis, carport, washer/dryer and lake
view, $950/month, plus utilities. Sunny Shores,
1BR/1 BA, furnished apartment, washer/dyer, close
to beach, $1,000 includes utilities. Peacock Lane,
2BR/2BA, furnished duplex, washer/dryer, $1000/
month, plus utilities. Wedebrock Real Estate Com-
pany, 778-6665 or (800) 749-6665.

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

ENCHANTED GINGERBREAD HOUSE: Bed and
breakfast decor, adorable 2BR/1 BA, covered gar-
den patio, washer/dryer, phone and cable included.
Historic village of Bradenton Beach, two blocks to
beach/bay/pier. Available until Jan. 1. $650/weekly.
Call 779-2393.

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

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.

SEASONAL/VACATION MARTINIQUE condos.
Three south and one north. Beautifully updated. T
Dolly Young Real Estate, 778-0807.

TRADE FOR one-two weeks. 4BR Lake Erie house
for Gulffront house. www.woodsideinn.net or call
(419) 433-3685.

ANNUALS: Canal, 2BR/2BA, Holmes Beach; 2BR/
2BA, Perico Bay Club; Canal/dock, 2BR/2BA; All
negotiable. T. Dolly Young Real Estate, 778-0807.

CHARMING 1BR/1BA APARTMENT furnished in
quiet neighborhood canalfront. Nonsmoking,
washer/dryer. $850/month, includes utilities. Call
778-5405.

ANNUAL CANALFRONT HOME unfurnished (pets
OK, non smoking). Renovated 2BR/1BA, $2,250/
month, with optional 1 BR/1 BA apartment. Available
Oct. 1,779-2217.

WANTED: ANNA MARIA rental. Gulffront or close.
3BR, plus. February 2003- March 31, 2003, or
longer. Call toll free, Jim (877) 476-0488, ext. 214.

ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/1BA, duplex in Bradenton
Beach. Newly renovated with more to come.
Washer/dryer hook-up, covered parking. $850/
month. Call (813) 300-8543 or (813) 990-8543.

VACATION RENTAL Charming 1 BR/1 BA, fully fur-
nished, across from beach. Call 778-8211.

ANNUAL 2BR/1 BA, clean, remodeled, great neigh-
borhood. Close to beach and shopping. $800/
month. Call 737-8555.

KEY ROYALE: 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.

CANALFRONT 2BR/1BA, duplex with dock. Anna
Maria. Yard maintenance, waste disposal included.
$850/month. No pets. 778-5793.

CLEAN, QUIET Holmes Beach efficiency. Best
suited for one. Turnkey furnished, $500/month, with
utilities. Sandy Greiner, Wagner Realty, 794-2246.

ANNUAL RENTAL Spacious 2BR/2BA villa, at-
tached garage, large utility room, sunny den, fruit
trees, quiet neighborhood, walk to beach. $1,100/
month, plus utilities. 778-1589.

1BR/1BA APARTMENT. Annual, clean, cheerful.
$650/month, includes utilities. No pets. 778-1086,
792-2620.


1BR/1BA SPACIOUS, newly renovated, one
block to beach. $700/month, utilities included. No
pets, non smoking. Perfect for single professional
or retiree. Call Gulf-Bay Realty, 713-4515 or
(800) 771-6043.

VACATION & SEASON. Private beach. Walk to
everything. New kitchen, washer/dryer, dish-
washer, phone. VCR, grill, bikes bring your tooth-
brush! $375-$775/week and $975-$2,275/month.
Please call 737-1121 or (800) 977-0803.



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10 Year Island Resident AR-0014004
25 Years Experience Phone 778-5560
Residential *Commercial,


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RETAIL SPACE AVAILABLE Frontage on Cortez
Road in Cortez Village. Call 729-2381.

ROOMMATE WANTED to share half-duplex in
Bradenton Beach. Half-block to Gulf. $450/month
plus half of utilities. Non smoking. Call 778-3320.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY 675 square foot unit.
On Pine Avenue with good exposure. Zoned ROR.
Lease term negotiable. Marina Pointe Realty Co.
779-0732.

ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA ground-level unit
near beach in Holmes Beach. Super clean! $850/
month. Call Marina Pointe Realty Co. 779-0732.

2BR/1BA BEAUTIFULLY remodeled duplex steps
to beach. Please call 779-0863, if no answer call
(757) 291-5387.

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

BERMUDA BAY CLUB: Delightfully furnished 3BR
townhome within steps of the beach. Available
weekly or monthly. Sandy Greiner, Wagner Realty,
794-2246 or (888) 691-1245 or e-mail:
SandyGsBeaches@aol.com.

UNFURNISHED CONDOS: annual lease, 2BR,
heated pool, boat dock, close to shops, schools.
No pets. $850/month. Real Estate Mart, 756-1090.

SUPERB LOCATION! Manatee river-front condos.
Ground-floor, secure building, near Twin Dolphin.
2BR/2BA, plus lanai, plus outdoor patio at river's
edge, plus pool, clubhouse and covered parking.
Sandy Greiner, Wagner Realty, 794-2246.

BAYFRONT HOME with private beach. City of
_--rtna-Mviaria.-f-uiiished 3BR, immaculate. Avail-
able August and September, 779-2241.
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/1 BA in City of Anna Maria.
Close to beach and bay. Marina Pointe Realty Co.
779-0732.
CONDO: HOLMES BEACH furnished 2BR/2BA,
vacation, seasonal or annual, non smoking, close
to everything. Heated pool, tennis court, fishing
dock. 795-5845.

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

DUPLEX 2BR/1BA, two blocks to beach. 2508
Avenue B. Large balcony, view, no pets. $700/
month, first, last and security. 922-2473.

FURNISHED CONDOS and homes. August-No-
vember. Perico Bay, 2BR/2BA, $1,200/month;
Palma Sola townhouse, 2BR/1.5BA, $950/month,
Longboat Key, 2BR home, $1,500/month. Flexible
lease. Real Estate Mart, 756-1090.


BEACHFRONT ANNA MARIA, North Shore Drive.
Currently being remodeled, 2BR/2BA, living room
with fireplace, kitchen, large enclosed porch with
incredible panoramic view. Fully furnished. Avail-
able November 2002 through May 2003, minimum
three months. 778-3645.



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

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

CATCH EVERY BREEZE! Waterview, turnkey fur-
nished 3BR/2BA with boat slip, great landscaping,
fenced backyard, two blocks to beach and trolley.
$342,000. Owner, 778-0805 or 962-6056.

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.

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. Call (813) 990-8543 or (813) 300-8543.

LOT: HOLMES BEACH, Carissa Street. Walk to
beach, shopping. Fruit trees. Last one! $165,000.
57.6 by 105 feet. Call (813) 855-5479.

FOR SALE BY OWNER Steps to beautiful beach
on north end of Anna Maria. 2BR/3BA, over 2,000
square feet under air conditioning, two-car garage,
enclosed porch, large living room and separate
dining room. 788 N. Shore Drive. $689,000. Shown
by appointment only, call Lori, 322-8335.

GOLD MINE! Duplex, 2BR/2BA, up/down for sale.
Terrific rental history. Call for information Island
Vacation Property, 778-6849.

HOME AND IN-LAW SUITE with views of bay.
Nice lot with room for pool. Quiet location in
Holmes Beach. Ceramic tile throughout. Great
for vacations, investment or year-round home.
Best buy on the Island, $255,000. Call Yvonne
Higgins at 720-3879.

CORDOVA LAKES 3BR/2BA, new ceramic tile,
new paint and carpet. $132,500. Real Estate Mart,
756-1090.


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"I make buying and selling so much easleri"
YVONNE HIGGINS
WAGNEQD EALTY
778-2246 or 800-211-2323
"I work the Islands & the Inlands"

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Serving Anna Maria & Longboat Key Free Estimates
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WEST OF GULF DRIVE Steps to beach, luxury
Island retreat. Top of the line throughout. Exquis-
itely turnkey furnished. One large master suite,, two
baths. Gulf views. $650,000. Carol R. Williams,
Broker,. C&C Real Estate, 744-0700.
WEST SIDE BRADENTON two years new. 3BR/
2BA, one-car garage. Clean, neat. Ceramic tile,
large main bedroom and bath. Cathedral ceilings.
$123,900. Real Estate Mart, 756-1090
BEACHFRONT CONDO at the Anna Maria Island
Club. 2BR/2BA, with wide open Gulf view. Turnkey
furnished, heated pool, sauna. Great rental history.
$549,000. Call Dave Jones or Dick Maher at A
Paradise Realty Inc. 778-4800 or 800-237-2252.
FLAMINGO CAY 2BR/2BA townhouse, two-car
garage. Minutes to bay or Intracoastal. $195,000.
798-3145.
2BR/2BA CANALFRONT, Richmond home at 413
Pointsettia in Anna Maria City. Dock and 114 wa-
terfront. Sold "as-is". Call Robin Kollar, Gulf-Bay
Realty, 713-4515 or (800) 771-6043.


WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS Canalfront,
ground-floor 2BR/2BA condo with deeded boat
dock. Heated pool, hot tub and tennis. $280,000.
Call Dick Maher or Dave Jones at A Paradise Re-
alty Inc., 778-4800 or (800) 237-2252.
ISLAND LIVING YOU CAN AFFORD! Turn key
furnished 1BR/1BA mobile home. Elevated ceiling
in living room, eat-in kitchen. Large outdoor shed.
Peek of Gulf, steps to beach. Located in Sandpiper
Mobile Resort senior park, (905) 623-0881.
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.
HOUSEBOAT FOR SALE. Excellent live aboard,
guest quarters or rental income producer. $45,000
or make offer. View at Web site: geocities.com/
houseboatsunseeker or call 778-3526.
The Islander: more readers, more ads, faster sales!
Serving Anna Maria Island since 1992.


DEADLINE: MONDAY NOON for Wednesday pub-
lication. UP to 3 line minimum includes approxi-
mately-21 words $9. Additional lines $3 each. Box:
$3. Ads must be paid in advance. Stop by or mail
to 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
advertising herein is subject to the Fair Housing
Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any prefer-
ence, limitation or discrimination 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 par-
ents or legal custodians, pregnant women and
people securing custody of children under 18. This
newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertis-
ing 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 discrimina-
tion call HUD toll-free at (800) 669-9777, for the
hearing impaired (0) (800) 543-8294.


* Sadie says "Life's a beach!" Cool down in one of Richard's hot listings!


S"- 1103 Gulf Drive South, 2 or 3BR/
S- .. 2BA, across from beach. $535,000.
-.. .-4 722 Key Royale Drive, beautiful
-r r '&;l-', *(.^-, 3BR/2.5BA, great water views.
$625,000.
-'^ ^, ^ ''3100 GulA condo,
S. -.. steps iOTEler- reTed pool.
$289,900.
409 Bay Palms Drive 3BR/2BA Beautiful Key West designer home
with DEEDED BOAT SLIP. Beauti- to be built on fabulous 2+ acres. Deep
fully landscaped, gorgeous interior, sailboat water, dock, bay views. Five
fabulous master suite. New fence, roof, minutes to Gulf. $1,490,000.
remodeled lanai and more. $349,500. 409 Spring Fabulous Island lot.
Reach Richard at 778-6066. $249,500.
at www.annamariaislandrealestate. com


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


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

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This captivating 3 or 4BR/2BA,
bayview retreat captures the es-
sence of the timeless Anna
Maria lifestyle! Amenities include soaring vaulted ceilings with fans, at-
tractive two-sided wood-burning fireplace and a wonderful eat-in kitchen
with two breakfast bars, built-in desk and cozy adjoining dining area. The
elevated master suite offers serene bay views from both the deck and
landing areas and comes complete with a dressing room, walk-in closet
and Jacuzzi tub. There are beautifully tiled floors in the foyer, kitchen and
bathrooms, plus new Berber carpeting and custom-made window treat-
ments. Other features include a convenient circular driveway, double car
garage with air conditioned workshop, double carports and several lovely
decks, including an expansive covered front porch area, surrounded by
lush, tropical landscaping watered by an automatic drip irrigation sys-
tem. There are three sets of stairs, including a handy interior stairway,
an enclosed outdoor shower and plenty of parking, including a hidden
space for an RV. A brand newroof, central air and heat system and new
hot water tank complete the picture perfect! Priced at $635,000.


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THE VILLAGE AT HOLMES BEACH.

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S .' Heated pool, close
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Individual garages.


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ANNA MARIA
BAYFRONT! Brand
I._' l new! Custom-crafted
and designed by local
Contractor, this 2E3R
2.5BA residence fea-
tures 1,781 sq.ft. of
fabulous detail. Unique
tropical setting, deep-
walerdocKag t; pcctacular views and walking distance to
beach. $745,000. Call Dave Moynihan, 778-2246 or 778-7976
MAGNIFICENT ..
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5,450sq.ft. bayfront t
home is most luxuri-
ous. Both Gulf and "f 1 3 1
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eral levels. Lush,
tropical setting, pool and docks. $2,750,000. Call Dave
Moynihan, 778-2246 or 778-7976 eves.
T R 0 P I C A L
BAYFRONT HIDE-
4AWAY with pro-
tected dockage.
4BR/2.5BA, den,
plus guest quarters.
Two fireplaces, hard-
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heated pool, metal
roof, lush, tropical landscaping in very secluded setting.
$1,150,000. Call Yvonne Higgins, 778-2246 or 720-3879.


KiU- ; EXCLUSIVE JEW-
'.' .'* 1. . FISH KEY! Seclusion
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sq.ft., 1.7 acres. Lots
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... .. -fireplace in master
BR & living area. Re-
duced to $1,950,000. Call Anne Miller, 778-2246 or 792-6475.


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Your Real Estate Specialist
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-- Since 1992. The Islander ,


OUR LISTINGS DON'T EXPIRE, WE SELL THEM!
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX with parent quarters, 3BR/2BA, IBR/IBA,
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.
DIRECT GULFVIEW Beach Cottage. Completed rehabed.
2BR/2BA Home with boat-slip $278.000.
COMMERCIAL
STYLING SALON 8 station, established over 35 years. $39,000.
WALGREENS Triple Net. Good CAP. $2,650,000.
ANTIQUE & ART GALLERY Old Main Street. $69.000
5 APARTMENTS Steps to Gulf/bay. $475,000.
MOBILE HOME PARK 71 spaces, lakefront. 10 percent cap.
See our classified ads We're booking 2003 rentals now!
5508C MARINA DRIVE 718-0807 800-956-0807
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9 "Master"
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22 Ireland's De Valera
23 Musical comedy of 1947
25 Part of a jet
27 It's received at a
warehouse
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30 Breaks up hurriedly
31 Rodeo sight
33 Film director Hal
37 "Battle Cry" novelist
38 Moo__ pork
39 Geometric sets
42 Trigger, e.g.
44 Publishers' hirees, for
short
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honoree
49 Lead-in to "Five Dollars"
and "Sixpence" in song
titles
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52 Conscious
54 Myrrh, for one
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language is Dzongkha
56 Not teetotalers
57 Nags
59 Tolstoy heroine
61 Yielded
62 Cousin of "Hasta luego"
63 Antipoverty agcy.
65 Classic bank giveaway
66 "Goodbye" and "amen,"
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notably
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after "over"
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(Kansas' motto)
83 Sad sounds
84 Cab Calloway
catchphrase
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Phoenix
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89 Like a couch potato
90 Yearn (for)
91 Quickly
92 Bad-mouth
93 Halves
95 "O, gie me the_
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charms": Burns
96 Did not stir
99 William Cowper
composition
100 Bout of indulgence
102 Tea brand since
1892
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108 1/2 fluid oz.
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112 Stravinsky ballet
116 Go preceder
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title
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17 Poor drainage area
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32 Alternative to draw
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35 Lucky, so to speak
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slang
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Mercies"
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Suffix with magnet
Kind of hall
Old agricultural letters
CD finale?


swers to this week's puzzle will appear in next week's newspaper. You can get answers to any three clues by touch-tone phone:
00-285-5656. Reference puzzle number shown. There is a charge of $1.20 per minute for the call. Answers for puzzle #0804.


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BRADENTON two houses and huge double three-
car garage on 7.3 acres. 4.8 acres commercial and
2.5 acres residential. Great opportunity, lots of po-
tential and possibilities. On Alt. SR 70. $349,900.
MLS#74930. Chard Winheim, 778-2261.


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SUNBOW BAY with excellent water views of la-
goon and Intracoastal waterway. 2BR/2BA, eat-
in kitchen, lots of storage. Two blocks to finest
Holmes Beach sandy beaches. $254,900.
MLS#82700. Rose Schnoerr, 778-2261.






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SANDPIPER CIRCLE Bright furnishings, light
carpeting, glass lanai. Ready to move in. 24-
hour manned security. $179,900. MLS#83377.
Rose Schnoerr, 778-2261.


KEY ROYALE We have the perfect "Island in the
Sun" for you! Neighborhood by $1,000,000 gems,
own unique islandscape with bay views. $649,000.
MLS#76295. Jim and Barb Vitale, 778-2261.




TOP AGENTS


FOR JULY


Top Lister DOUG NEWCOMER

Top Sales JAN SCHMIDT

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


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


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Rose Schnoerr
Cincinnati, Ohio


HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA. Enjoy beautiful sun-
sets from this Key West-style Anna Maria Island
home. Gorgeous sunsets and a great location.
Walk to gorgeous white sand beaches. $349,900.
MLS#83713. Chard Winheim, 778-2261.


PERICO BAY CLUB Incredible waterfront villa.
Antigua model 2BR/2BA overlooking wildlife
sanctuary and lagoon. Glassed-in lanai and wood
deck give total privacy. Very tranquil. $239,900.
MLS#84928. Susan Hollywood, 778-2261.


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Piroska Kallay-Planck
Budapest, Hungary





Laura McGeary
Buffalo, NY


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Kilty Frost
Monroe, NY


58 English poet who wrote
"Lady Jane Grey"
60 Woman in Ovid's
"Metamorphoses"
62 Big name in watches
64 Bone: Prefix
66 1967 hit that begins
"You know that it would
be untrue"
67 Vacationing
68 "Soap," for one
69 Sap sucker
70 Singer Lopez
71 Pelts
72 River to the Elbe


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