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Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992) ( August 28, 2002 )

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Creation Date: August 28, 2002

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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: August 28, 2002

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

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Skimming the news ... Anna Maria Island map in this edition, page 20.


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Happy Labor Day weekend.


"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"


Volume 10, no. 42, Aug. 28, 2002 FREE


Perry, Whitmore toss hats in Holmes Beach race


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach businesswoman and community
activist Joan Perry said last week she will run for mayor
of Holmes Beach in the upcoming November city elec-
tion.
Current Mayor Carol Whitmore said she will now
seek re-election. "If Joan Perry is running then I will


run," she said. "Perry is a very smart girl and would be
a good commissioner, but the mayor's office is more
about relationships and getting things done."
Perry has been active in local, regional and state
government programs including drug education, home
meal delivery, conservation, recycling, water review
and economic planning and development. For eight
years she served as a county deputy judge/executive,


which is similar to a county manager.
She earned her undergraduate degree in English
from the College of William and Mary and a master's
degree in counseling psychology from the University
of Pittsburgh. She was a teacher and school counselor.
As a Holmes Beach resident she has been involved
PLEASE SEE ELECTION, PAGE 3


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Everglades in January
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Islander for his
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His photo was chosen
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secutive weekly
winners beginning
with this entry on July
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Turtles run afoul of citizens in Anna Maria City


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The U.S. Constitution says people have the right to
life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, said one Anna
Maria resident during the city commission's second
reading of the proposed sea turtle ordinance Aug. 22.
Turtles aren't even mentioned.
That was part of the maelstrom of discussion over
the proposed ordinance that pitted beachfront property
owners against TurtleWatch volunteers and director
Suzi Fox.
Beachfront property owners think part of the ordi-
nance is an infringement on their rights because it re-
quires them to remove personal items from their own
property to protect the turtles. TurtleWatch volunteers
believe that part of the ordinance is needed to protect
the turtles from outside influences that cause their pre-
mature death or halt a mother turtle from nesting.
Commissioners eventually agreed to table further
discussion of the ordinance until that issue and other
problems with the wording and definitions could be
ironed out at an upcoming workshop session.


As another resident said, it's like a wedding with
the bride's family on one side and the groom's on the
other. And both sides are hoping for a happy marriage.
At least everyone seemed to agree with the turtle-
friendly lighting portions of the ordinance.
City Commissioner Chuck Webb, however, saw "a
number of problems," not the least of which is that the
city's ordinance is much more extensive than the
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
model for turtle ordinances.
Anna Maria's proposed ordinance is more restric-
tive on new and existing developments, there are some
language problems in various sections, the Florida stat-
ute cited as authority appears to be incorrect and he
doesn't see the issue of removing lawn chairs and
beach items from private property in the DEP model.
"And they are the scientists," he said.
Acting City Attorney Alan Prather of the same law
firm as the vacationing Jim Dye told Commissioner
Linda Cramer that the ordinance appears to infringe on
some rights in "any area that falls under the definition
of beach."


FOR MORE TURTLE

NEWS, SEE PAGE 2


But even that definition in the ordinance is vague,
he conceded, and was probably written by a lawyer.
Cramer was also not happy with the ordinance in
its present form. "I would hate to see that rights are
taken away from property owners," she said.
Commissioner John Michaels agreed there is an
issue. "Are we taking away property rights or just sur-
rendering them for six months?" in turtle habitat areas,
he asked.
The proposed ordinance would require personal
property to be removed from the beach from sunset
until sunrise from May 1 to Oct. 31 each year.
Completing the commission opposition, Com-
PLEASE SEE TURTLES, PAGE 5


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PAGE 2 0 AUG. 28, 2002 M THE ISLANDER


'Property before turtles' angers Fox


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
She had thought of letting the beach debris matter
slide from the proposed ordinance to control lights for
sea turtles' benefit, Suzi Fox said, until:
She began to get e-mail messages from other
turtle protectors around the state telling of turtle crashes
with furniture left on beaches elsewhere, and,
She heard some residents rail against "property
rights being invaded if they had to pick up buckets,
towels, chairs and so on from the beach to let baby
turtles live.
"Nobody asked how they could help the ordi-
nance" aimed at sea-turtle safety on Anna Maria City's
beach, she said. "Not one. They were against, against."
Now Fox, who heads Turtle Watch and is the state-
designated chief turtle advocate for the Island, is mus-
tering her forces and resources to convince the Anna
Maria City Commission of such an ordinance's value.
The commissioners will take up the matter Sept.
12.
The big loggerheads "were here long before
people," Fox said of the millennia-old species, now on
the endangered list. "It hurts me that some people think
so little of the rest of the Island and the turtles.
"We offered to have volunteers pull furniture and
other dangerous things up off the beach, but nobody
wanted that either."
Turtles, particularly newborns, often die when ob-
structions bar their route to the water. Shoreside lights
are a special danger, luring them to the paths of cars
and exposing them to predators. Or, stranded in brush,
death by dehydration.Their instinct at emerging from
the nest in the beach at night is to head for light, which
for millions of years before man intruded was the
sparkle of the water's surface.
Bradenton Beach has a strong ordinance to control
lights during the May-October nesting season, and
measures to prohibit chairs and tents within the habi-
tat, and Anna Maria is considering a similar law, but
objections from some Anna Maria residents delayed


Lars Herwald, Arno Lachmann and Esther Herwald traveled from Hamburg and Frankfort, Germany, to
visit Anna Maria Island and appreciate the activities of the local Turtle Watch organization. Luckily, the
tourists were able to take part in the release of an endangered nest at Coquina Beach. Islander Photo:


Bonner Joy

consideration until the Sept. 12 workshop.
Holmes Beach is just about hopeless, Fox said, but
Bradenton Beach is a winner.
Circle K store lights, that in weeks past attracted
hatchlings to the parking areas there, have been retro-
fitted with amber shields and the fluorescent tubes cov-
ered with amber tubes, Fox said. And "the difference
is incredible. Just wonderful.


"The man who was installing them told me,
'They're expensive, but less expensive than the life of
a turtle.' It turned out his wife is interested in turtles in
Venice."
The Anna Maria Island Club complex is replacing
blue lights in its parking garage with amber, she said,
and "it makes Sharkey's Restaurant across the road
there look like Christmas by comparison."


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THE ISLANDER M AUG. 28, 2002 M PAGE 3


Island officials question use of tourist tax


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Island elected officials had the opportunity to ques-
tion Susan Estt'i, marketing manager for the
Bradenton area o invention and visitors bureau, about
the amount of tourist tax revenue the Island generates
and how it is spent.
According to Estler, of the $2,891,286 in revenues
collected during the 2001 fiscal year, $101,670 came
from Anna Maria City, $294,641 from Bradenton
Beach, $532,767 from Holmes Beach and $886,338
from Longboat Key.
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn asked how much of
that money comes back to the individual communities.
Estler said funds are not allocated back to cities or
districts on a dollar-for-dollar ratio. One-third of the 3


percent tourist tax is used for beach renourishment
projects countywide. The remaining two-thirds is allo-
cated for Manatee County's convention and visitors
bureau, advertising and promoting tourism, the county
civic center, City of Bradenton special projects and
tourist information centers.
Estler said the advertising budget for Manatee
County is $500,000 and that once the tourists arrive
here it is up to local businesses to attract tourists to their
establishments and generate revenues for the individual
cities.
However, several Island officials questioned the
funds for tourist information centers, asking why the
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce couldn't get
financial support.
Holmes Beach Commissioner Sandy Haas Martens


noted that the Island chamber has evolved into a
visitor's center and could use financial assistance to
cover the cost of printing its guidebook, for example.
According to County Commissioner Jane von
Hahmann, however, the tourist tax is public money that
must be spent to benefit the public. The Island cham-
ber would need to separate the way it functions as a
public visitor's center and as a members-only chamber
of commerce.
"We are diligently talking about ways to find
money to allocate to other visitor's bureaus," said von
Hahmann.
Both von Hahmann and Estler recently met with
Island chamber Executive Director Mary Ann
Brockman and are seeking ways to ease the burden
felt by the chamber.


Hunsicker captures environmental award


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Manatee County Ecosystems Manager Charlie
Hunsicker has been named the Environmentalist of the
Year by the Florida Shore and Beach Preservation As-
sociation in Tallahassee for his work in spearheading
the Anna Maria Island beach renourishment project
that finished in May.
FSBPA executive director Stan Tate said the award
is given annually for "outstanding contribution to pro-
tection of the environment."
Former Bradenton Beach Mayor Katie Pierola
nominated Hunsicker, who "has an outstanding repu-
tation as someone who is extremely concerned with the
environment, and he was instrumental in getting the
Manatee-beach renourishment project done in an envi-
ronmentally friendly way," said Tate.
Hunsicker said it was a "surprise and honor" to
learn he had won the award, but at the same time, "it's
now a responsibility to continue to live up to that repu-
tation."
There's now a solid commitment by the county to
the health of the Anna Maria Island beach, Hunsicker
said.
Planning on the next beach renourishment project,


The Sept. 11 calamity will be noted in a solemn
ceremony on Longboat Key with posting of the col-
ors, pledge of allegiance and other suitable remem-
brances.
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce has
put the ceremonial together under President Gail
Loefgren. It will begin at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday,
Sept. 11, at Joan M. Durante Park, 5550 Gulf of
Mexico Drive.
The chamber has issued an open invitation to all
residents and visitors, and suggested they bring
American flags. The service will begin with a bag-
piper and honor guard posting the colors, followed
by the pledge of allegiance and singing of the na-


Election heats in Holmes Beach
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

in local, regional and state issues, including opposition
to the Palma Sola Estuary and Perico Island develop-
ments.
She is a member of the Holmes Beach Civic Asso-
ciation and the Friends of the Island Library, Save
Anna Maria, Sierra Club and League of Women Vot-
ers.
At the same time Perry announced her decision,
she submitted a letter of resignation from the city's
code enforcement board Aug. 22 after more than six
years as a board member. She also served on the city's
2001-02 charter review committee.
Perry was unsuccessful in a previous election for
the mayor's post and she was the first announced can-
didate for the 2002 Holmes Beach election.


expected in seven to nine years, has already begun, he
indicated. Work on the current beach renourishment is
still continuing with revegetation of the dune line still
part of the project to complete.
Hunsicker took time to thank the staff at the county
who assisted in the project along with the planning
done by Coastal Planning and Engineering of Boca
Raton.
"Without the professional assistance, planning and


tional anthem led by members of the Longboat Ro-
tary and Kiwanis clubs.
Mayor John Redgrave will place a wreath com-
memorating police, fire, EMS and military person-
nel and civilians who lost their lives in the attacks.
A bell-ringing ceremony, a minute of silence and
taps will follow. Clergy from all Longboat houses
of worship will participate.
Helping Loefgren with organization are Keith
Tanner and Tom Sousa of the Longboat Key Fire
Department, Police Chief John Kintz, honor guard
commander Karl Bennett, and Longboat Island
Chapel's Dr. Susan Fryback.
Details may be obtained by calling 387-9519.


Whitmore was commissioner from 1991-98 before
election to the mayor's office in 1998.
Whitmore also said that if Commissioner Pat Geyer
had run for mayor, she would not be seeking re-election.
However, Geyer and Commissioners Don Maloney
and Rich Bohnenberger, who are not up for re-election,
still have an option to resign their seats before the quali-
fying deadline of noon Sept. 17 to seek the mayor's
seat.
In addition to the mayor's seat, the city commission
terms of Sandy Haas-Martens and Roger Lutz are also
up this year.
No other candidates have yet announced they will
seek any of the city's vacant public offices in the No-
vember election.
Candidates for Holmes Beach mayor and city com-
mission can pick up their qualifying packets at the
Manatee County Supervisor of Elections Office begin-
ning Sept. 3 with the qualifying deadline Sept. 17.


Award winner
Manatee County Eco-
systems Manager
Charlie Hunsicker will

the Florida Shore and
Beach Preservation
R- Association in Septem-
berfor his contribu-
tions toward the beach
renourishment project
on Anna Maria Island.
S Islander Photo:
Rick Catlin


preparation, we could not have accomplished the
renourishment project, so a lot of credit for this award
actually goes to the people who helped."
Hunsicker was among five people nominated for
the award, which will be presented at the annual
FSBPA conference on Captiva Island Sept. 25-27.
Three other awards for various categories will also be
given at the conference.
The awards have been given annually since 1975,
said Tate, and the association was founded in 1957 as
a quasi-governmental agency to oversee development
along Florida's coastline.


Meetings

Anna Maria City
Aug. 28, 6:45 p.m., Environmental Enhancement and
Education Committee meeting.
Aug. 29, ;:30 a.m., citizen recognition committee
meeting.
Sept. 4, 7 p.m., first public hearing on city budget.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
Aug. 29, 6:30 p.m., planning and zoning board meet-
ing.
Aug. 30, 8:30 a.m., city commission-department head
workshop.
Sept. 3, ., Bradenton Beach Scenic Highway Cor-
ridor Manaigement Entity meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
Aug. 29, 10 a.m., code enforcement board meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Holiday Closures
City halls in Anna Maria City, Bradenton Beach,
Holmes Beach and Longboat Key will be closed on
Monday, Sept. 2, for the Labor Day holiday.
Garbage and recycling collection will not take place on
Sept. 2 for residents in Anna Maria City, Holmes
Beach and Longboat Key. Alternate day for pickup will
be Saturday, Aug. 31, and materials should be placed
curbside by 7 a.m. There will be no change in service
for Bradenton Beach residents.


9/11 remembrance planned by LBK chamber





PAGE 4 0 AUG. 28, 2002 M THE ISLANDER


Give Veterans flagpole a rest, says Chappie


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
As the Island mayor most involved with the con-
troversial proposal for an Island Veterans Memorial
flagpole at Leffis Key, John Chappie of Bradenton
Beach knows his constituents. Project leader Jim
Kissick and assistant Bob Devane are both residents of
his city.
So when Manatee County Board of County Com-
missioners Chairperson Amy Stein wanted to resurrect
the now-dead flagpole issue at the monthly BCC meet-
ing with municipal mayors to address issues of mutual
interest, Chappie was adamant.
"Give it a rest," he said. Tempers on both sides of
the issue have flared recently, and Chappie suggested
that "a cooling-off period is needed. Best to give it six
months." Everyone involved just needs to "back off
and cool down."
Stein thought the issue might get a favorable recep-
tion from the county's Environmental Lands Manage-
ment Committee, which oversees county parks and
public lands, but Chappie said he didn't think the vet-
erans who spearheaded the project are interested in yet
another presentation to yet another government body.
The Manatee County Veterans Council voted at its
Aug. 15 meeting to discontinue the project after oppo-
sition from environmental groups to the original Leffis
Key location had forced Manatee County Administra-
tor Ernie Padgett to intervene in favor of an alternate
site about 200 yards from the preferred location.
Kissick and Devane, who spent more than two
years planning the flagpole, rejected the alternate pro-
posal, despite a promise of county funding. The Vet-
erans Council ended the stalemate by voting to drop the
project entirely.
"Let's just take a break, but that doesn't mean I'm
going to be idle," Chappie said.
Stein and the mayors in attendance agreed the is-
sue would be revisited at a meeting next year.
Chappie, Stein and Padgett, who was at the mayor's
meeting with Stein, agreed on one thing. It was originally
a simple project that somehow got out of hand.


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Jim Kissick, left, and Manatee County Administrator Ernie Padgett met atop the mound at Leffis Key last
October to discuss a flagpole honoring veterans. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin


Stormwater runoff
Stein said she would have representatives from the
county's environmental management program and the
Tampa Bay Estuary Program at the next meeting to
make a presentation on stormwater runoff. In particu-
lar, discussion will center around how small cities can
deal with the problem and what funding and grants are
available.
She said it would be beneficial if each city's pub-
lic works director could attend the presentation.


Firefighting, traffic and water
Island mayors at the meeting expressed concern
about new state regulations for fighting fires that re-
quire two firefighters outside the building for every two
inside the building.
Currently, fire trucks carry three firefighters and on
Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key, only three are
on duty at any given time.
That means if there's a structural fire, firefighters
PLEASE SEE FIREFIGHTERS, NEXT PAGE


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Island veteran Jim Kissick of Bradenton
Beach said the proposal for an Island veterans
memorial flagpole on top of the hill at Leffis Key
is now a dead bird following the Aug. 15 vote by
the Manatee County Veterans Council to halt the
project after more than two years of planning.
But Kissick explained that he will still make
a final report on the problems encountered by the
supposedly simple project and why it has been
halted to the Barrier Island Elected Officials at its
September meeting.
Kissick said the flagpole proposal and loca-
tion on Leffis Key were originally approved by Is-
land mayors of the BIEO.
The project was originally not a memorial, but
a simple, 10-foot-high flagpole with a plaque saying
the pole was dedicated by the more than 600 veter-


Firefighter numbers questioned
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4
can't enter the building until backup arrives and that
could take 15 to 20 minutes from the mainland.
Longboat Key Mayor John Redgrave pointed out
that for his city to get backup, the fire trucks must first
travel across Cortez Bridge, through Bradenton Beach,
across the Longboat Key bridge before reaching his
town. That could easily be 20 to 30 minutes. In the
winter season, it could be "a nightmare."
Low water pressure to fight a fire was also dis-
cussed and both Chappie and Redgrave were con-
cerned about the small lines used by the county to
pump water to the Island and to Longboat Key.
'Too many people are using water for their lawns
and gardens and Longboat Key last year turned off its
water supply to residents twice to ensure there was
enough water in storage tanks to fight a fire.
There was also a discussion of the traffic problem
on the Island and Longboat Key during the winter tour-
ist season. Stein told the mayors that adding a left turn
lane to Cortez Road on the east side of the bridge has
been approved by the BCC.
The committee will meet again on Sept. 18.


ans living on Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key.
When Audubon Society members complained
to the Manatee County Board of County Commis-
sioners last summer that the flagpole might inter-
fere with some migratory birds in the area, County
Administrator Emie Padgett tried to get Kissick and
the veterans council to accept an alternate site about
200 yards south of the original location. He even
offered funding for the project.
"That's when it became a memorial and a big
deal," said Kissick. After nearly 10 months of fight-
ing for the original location, however, and follow-
ing the decision by the veterans council, Kissick
said he's done fighting. "I've dropped the issue."
He does have to make this final report to the
BIEO, he said. "I was project manager and I just
have to make a final report."


Turtles vs. people in Anna Maria
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
missioner John Quam said he didn't think it was fair
to require removal of personal property on private
property.
One longtime resident said turtles have been
coming to Anna Maria for hundreds of years and
"they do quite well" without any human interfer-
ence.
Not so, said TurtleWatch Director Suzi Fox. She
has documentation and data on hatchlings becoming
entangled in beach objects and dying.
"If people would just pull up stuff to the grass
line," there wouldn't be a problem, she said.
Of course, the problem becomes where is the
grass line, as several residents said the beach sand
comes up under their homes.
But Fox was more interested in compromise than
confrontation. If that section of the ordinance on re-
moval of personal property is causing everyone the
most grief, "let's look at it and try something else."
Anna Maria resident Sue Perez agreed. "There
has to be a compromise. Let's work together."
Michaels observed that the nesting habitat men-


Flagpole project organizer


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THE ISLANDER N AUG. 28, 2002 E PAGE 5


Trolley free


in 2003

The Manatee County Board of County Commis-
sioners recently approved continuing the free Mana-
tee Trolley service on Anna Maria Island though
Sept. 30, 2003.
The motion was part of a budget consent item
and the BCC also approved continuation of the Sun-
day Shuttle and a park-and-ride service to the Island
from Parkway Plaza at Manatee Avenue West and
75th Street in Bradenton from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
While there will be no Manatee County Area
Transit bus service on Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 2),
the Manatee Trolley will operate the free Sunday
Shuttle from Parkway Plaza to the Manatee Public
Beach that day, an MCAT press release said.
The trolley will operate on the Island for Labor
Day from 6 a.m. to 10:30.p.m.
Manatee County Commissioner Jane von
Hahmann, whose district includes Anna Maria Is-
land, said that since the trolley began last March, it's
been "a major success," from feedback she and other
commissioners have received.
"We really haven't gotten any complaints. It's
been a positive experience," said von Hahmann.
"There were some safety issues, but these are being
addressed," she said.
This past summer, about 1,200 people used the
trolley on average during the week, said MCAT mar-
keting director Susan Hancock, while that figure
rose to more than 1,500 on weekends.
With the advent of school, the daily passenger
usage is now about 1,000, she added.




tioned in the removal of personal property section is
not clearly defined.
It's the sand on the beach, said Fox.
That brought everyone back to the ordinance
definition of beach.
And that prompted commissioners to table a vote
on the motion until a city commission workshop to
iron out issues and possibly come up with a compro-
mise on the controversial private-property section of
the ordinance.


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PUBLIC NOTICE FROM

STHE CITY OF HOLMES BEACH


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a GENERAL ELECTION will
be held in the City of Holmes Beach on Tuesddy, Nov. 5, 2002,
from 7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.

This election is being held for the purpose of electing two (2)
City Commision members and one (1) Mayor for two-year
terms of office each.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that petitions may be filed to have
the names of candidates placed on the ballot from 12:00 noon
on Sept. 3, 2002, to noon on Sept. 17, 2002. Candidate qualify-
ing information may be obtained at City Hall, 5801 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach, Florida. All candidates must comply with
the Florida Public Disclosure Law at the time of filing.

PRECINCT 92 will vote at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, Florida. PRECINCT 93 will vote
at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes
Beach, Florida.

Voter registration books will close Tuesday, Oct., 7, 2002 at
5:00 P.M.

CITY OF HOLMES BEACH
Brooke A. Bennett
City Clerk


HOLIDAY GARBAGE AND RECYCLING
PICKUP SCHEDULE

Waste Management of Manatee County will not be picking
up garbage or recycling on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 2.
Monday's garbage and recycling will be picked up on the
Saturday prior to Sept. 2, which is Aug. 31.

Thank you and enjoy a safe weekend.





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Turtle people vs. people?
Whether you wish to protect or help preserve -
the endangered species of sea turtles that frequent Anna
Maria Island's beaches is not the question.
There is absolutely no choice to make between
people and turtles. No one has been asked to choose
turtles over people. No one is asking you to make a
choice of anything remotely similar. We are not being
asked to pack our bags and move from the turtle habi-
tat the beach or the Island, and we "people" are
not being asked to sacrifice ourselves for turtles.
No one is under attack, least of all by turtle sup-
porters.
To attack the local turtle watch organization, its
board members or its director, Suzi Fox, is tantamount
to beating up the Boy Scouts.
They exist as an organization to help these endan-
gered species, to protect and preserve their habitat, and
to ensure that we can coexist in this precious environ-
ment.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service classification
of endangered is applied to an animal or plant in dan-
ger of extinction within the foreseeable future through-
out all or a significant portion of its range.
Federal register documents, including listing deci-
sions, critical habitat designations, recovery plans,
policies and other information from the FWS Division
of Endangered Species, is available on the Web at
fws.gov.
See for yourself. This is not merely the whim of
local turtle lovers.
The choice proposed recently by "people propo-
nents" of people over turtles has simplified the issue to
give their position a degree of credibility which it
is obviously lacking.
As people, responsible citizens and humans con-
cerned with the world environment, we owe it to our-
selves to protect the turtles that nest and hatch here.
There are alternatives for people, but not necessar-
ily for sea turtles, who spend their entire lives in the
water, the female struggling ashore only to nest, unfa-
miliar and unable to maneuver, and the just-born
hatchlings pushing through the sand to find the Gulf
and possibly never return to shore. These are not
coddled housepets that simply walk around objects and
avoid disturbances by hiding under the bed.
Removing chairs and tents from the beach (the
turtle's habitat) at sunset, shielding lights or replacing
bulbs with yellow light bulbs and equipping fixtures



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with motion sensors is not a great sacrifice for
beachfront property owners. And certainly it is not a
life-threatening proposition.
There is no need to sacrifice safety and no one has
ever so much as hinted differently.
Turning on flood lights at a "bistro" for the custom-
ers to observe a nesting turtle is, however, disturbing
- and inexcusable considering the turtle might
have opted not to nest at all.
We say shame on those persons who, if not turtle
friendly by nature, find themselves turtle opponents for
the sake of a shallow argument.
With just a little cooperation, we can all find our-
selves in agreement.
As trite as it may sound, there is harmony in nature.


Sinion
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It's to save in future
The monies requested by the Key Royale
Homeowners Association and Key Royale Beautifica-
tion Committee did go through the process. The asso-
ciation did submit a request for water meters to the
Holmes Beach Beautification Committee, which was
then submitted to my office by public works.
In the four-plus years that I have been mayor, Key
Royale has never requested any beautification funding
from the city. The city will install three water meters
and Key Royale will pay to install the irrigation system
on the 13 traffic islands. The monies the city is using
for water meters is a budgeted item for this year.
The purpose of working with residents who want
to adopt traffic islands is to save the city money in the
future. The city will not maintain the traffic islands
after they are adopted.
Carol Whitmore, Mayor, Holmes Beach

Bowl for dollars success
This year's O'Connor Bowling Challenge was the
best ever thanks to the effort of everyone involved.
More money was donated to the Anna Maria Island


Have a great day
Celebrating Labor Day always means work for
someone. Yard work. Preparing a picnic. But for those
lucky enough to take a day away from the "daily
grind," those may be welcome chores.
Have a great long weekend.

Off to the races
The November city election in Holmes Beach
starts off next week with candidate qualifying at noon
Tuesday, Sept. 3, and continues through noon Sept. 17.
Bradenton Beach hopefuls Sept. 16 through Sept.
20.
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Community Center than in the past 11 years of the tour-
ney, more people bowled (filling all the lanes at Bradenton
Lanes), the television and DVD player donated by The
Islander was the biggest ticket selling raffle prize ever, and
the party at Cortez Kitchen, including music and great
food and drink service, was excellent.
We'd like to thank everyone for coming, and espe-
cially for everyone's patience at registration, since it
took extra effort to make sure everyone got to bowl at
our first-ever sellout.
Thanks to The Islander for the advertising and pro-
motional support, flyers, posters and four lanes of
bowlers and for the extra effort as our sponsor.
Thanks to all the merchants and businesses that do-
nated raffle prizes. And thanks to Peg Geyer, who spent
her evening selling out the TV raffle rather than bowling.
Thanks, too, to our wives for putting up with all the
worrying, fretting and pre-tourney jitters, and for their
help throughout the tourney and at the party and prize
drawings.
We're thrilled to provide more than $8,000 to the
Center for youth sports equipment.
You are all the greatest!
Bill' and George 0 'Connor, tourney chairpersons





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Island Biz


A rain of kids consignment
in Cortez
Rain Forest, the area's newest consignment shop
for kids, opened Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Winn Dixie/
Shops of Paradise Bay shopping center at the intersec-
tion of Cortez Road West and 75th Street West and
owner Donna Kopp has a special treat for shopping
moms.
"As far as I know, we're the only consignment
shop that offers a supervised playroom for kids while
mom does her shopping," said Donna. The playroom
is open Monday and Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Sat-
urday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., she said.
In addition to the playroom, Rain Forest has a great
selection of consignment items for kids from new-
borns to young teens.
Clothes, toys and furniture are featured at Rain
Forest and Kopp accepts only new or very slightly used
items.
Normal operating hours for Rain Forest are 11 a.m.
to 8 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through
Thursday, until 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday from 9
a.m. to 4 p.m.
For further information on Rain Forest, call 794-
1260.

Return of the crepes
After a three-month closure for summer vacation,
the popular La Creperie restaurant at 127 Bridge St.
in Bradenton Beach will reopen for breakfast and lunch
at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 1.
Owner Geraldine Bush and son-in-law Jerome
Guet closed the eatery for the summer months so
Geraldine could spend time with her family.
"This was one of the first summers I was not a
working mother, so it was very special," said the
French-born Geraldine.
Crepes in all varieties, including sweet, stuffed
buckwheat and chocolate, are on the breakfast menu
and patrons can enjoy lunch at La Creperie.


Daytime hours are 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Geraldine
said, and La Creperie will be open evenings starting in
November.
La Creperie can be reached at 778-1011.


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Making sense out of a dollar
Longboat Key chamber of commerce president Gail
Loefgren (left) and board member Sandy Tull enjoy
the grand opening of Dollars and Sense unique gift
shop in Longboat Key Aug. 26. Islander Photo: Rick
Catlin

Making dollars, sense in
Longboat Key
Longboat Key's newest business is the Dollars
and Sense store in the Whitney Beach Plaza at 6844
Gulf of Mexico Drive and as owners Mark and Marci
Baker like to say, "We make sense for shoppers."
That's because in addition to very low prices on
brand new items, the store has a special room where all
items are only $1 or less, including kids toys, knick-
knacks, gifts and more.
In addition, Dollars and Sense has new men's and
women's clothing, specialty items such as imported
coffee and cookies, and an assortment of kid's toys,
games and clothing. All new and priced below retail.
"A lot of time we keep the retail price along with
our price on the item, just to show the savings," said
Marci.


To keep their items new and at rock-bottom prices,
Marci and Mark buy items that have been discontinued
by a manufacturer or at store close-outs in the area.
Many items on sale change week to week depend-
ing upon what they buy, and that's part of the fun of
shopping at Dollars and Sense, Marci said. "There's
something new just about every week."
The store also prepares gift baskets for shoppers.
For the grand opening week ending Wednesday,
Aug. 28, all items are discounted a further 10 percent,
said Mark.
Store hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and those will
be extended in the winter season.
To make sense of your dollars, call 383-2999.

Realty raves
At Wedebrock Real Estate Co., Gail Tutewiler
made both the most listings and the most sales during
July at the Holmes Beach office. Other listing leaders
for the month were John Hines and the Mike Migone/
Tina Rudek team at the Longboat Key office and
Courtney Campbell at Avenue of the Flowers. Tops in
sales were Cindy and Gary LaFlamme at the Longboat
Key office and Karen Ankerstar at Avenue of the Flow-
ers.
Jon Kent swept the honors at Island Real Estate for
July, top listing agent for obtaining the most new list-
ings and top sales agent for the most closings during the
month.
Top agent during July at Wagner Realty again was
David Moynihan, who brought in the most listings and
made the most sales for the Anna Maria Island office.
At the Longboat Key office, Ellen Burke led in both
categories in July. Stan Rutstein led the commercial
division.

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
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Anna Maria Pier

is year old
Anna Maria Pier has celebrated her first birthday
- not the pier at the north end of the Island, but the one
named by Randy and Betsy Pier of Bradenton.
She was born Aug. 14, 2001, in the same hospital
as father Randy 40 years earlier, Manatee Memorial.
Dad had spent "a real lot of wonderful time" on Anna
Maria Island and with a family name like Pier, Anna
Maria seemed a natural.
Seemed so to Dad, that is. Mom Betsy was far from
sure. She held out for a biblical name such as Grace to
match the one they gave their son three years ago: Jacob
Samuel.
Crafty Randy had an answer: "Look here, in the
Bible Anna means Grace."
That was the clincher, he said from their Bradenton
home. So Anna Maria Pier was christened.
"We get some grief from people," he said. "They
say 'She'll be scarred for life, named after concrete,'
or 'If you didn't live here it would be OK.'
"But that's the idea. It's a lovely name for a lovely
baby after a lovely place."
The Piers met at the Seafood Shack, where he
worked for 17 years before moving on to Gevity HR,
where Betsy also works now.


Miss Anna Maria Pier is 1 year old.


And why, despite all, I still do what I do...


Dear friend,
Confessions are tough, real
tough, but sometimes a
confession can set the
record straight, and I want
to give credit where credit is
due. Before I talk about my
confession, though, let me
first say a few other things.

Let me start by explaining
the photo in this letter.
When I meet people in town
they usually say, "Oh, yeah,
I know you, you're Dr.
Mester. I've seen your ad
with that picture of you and
your partner John." Well,
I'm the guy on the right.

More than 30 years ago
something happened to me
that changed my life
forever.

Back then I was working at
General Motors when I was
involved in an auto acci-
dent. In my case it wasn't
until several weeks later
that I started having severe
problems with my neck and
lower back. When I would
lay down at night flat on my
back, my arm and legs
would go to sleep. I even
had episodes of wanting to
pass out. I was afraid that
something horrible was
wrong. I went to my medical
doctor and he prescribed
anti-inflammatory and pain
relievers. The problem with
those medications is, they
do not heal, they only mask
the symptoms, and in my
case they did not help at all.
I did not know what else to
do. I was already in good
shape and exercised and
stretched and that didn't
relieve it either. But there's
more.

A friend of mine convinced
me to give chiropractic a
try. The chiropractor did an
exam, took some films, and
then "adjusted" my'spine.
The adjustment wasn't
painful, in fact it relieved the
pain in my neck and lower
back. It worked so well that
I went to chiropractic school
myself.

It's strange how life is,
because now people come
to see me with their lower


back and sciatica problems.
Also they come to me with
their headaches, migraines,
chronic pain, neck pain,
shoulder/arm pain, whip-
lash from car accidents,
backaches, ear infections,
asthma, allergies, numb-
ness in limbs and athletic
injuries, just to name a few.
Here's what some of my
patients have to say:

Months of headaches,
neck and upper back
pain. Now after a few
weeks I am 80 to 95
percent better. What a
great feeling. (Susan O.)

No more pain in my hip,
now I can work again
without pain. (Judy S.)

Several times a day
patients thank me for
helping them with their
health problems. But I can't
really take the credit. My
confession is that I've
never healed anyone of
anything. What I do is
perform a specific spinal
adjustment to remove nerve
pressure, and the body
responds by healing itself.
We get tremendous results.
It's as simple as that!

Being a chiropractor can be
tough, because there's a
host of so-called experts
out there. They tell people
a lot of things that are just
plain ridiculous about my
profession.

But the studies speak for
themselves, like the Virginia
study that showed that 99
percent of patients who saw
a chiropractor were satisfied
with their results. That's just
incredible!

Forty-five million Americans
no longer have health
insurance, and those who
do have found that their
benefits are reduced. That's
where chiropractic comes
in. Many people find that
they actually save money
on their healthcare ex-
penses by seeing a
chiropractor. Another way
to save ... studies show that
chiropractic can double
your immune capacity,


naturally and without drugs.
The immune system fights
colds, flus, and other
sicknesses. So you may
not be running off to the
doctor as much. This is
especially important if you
are self-employed. And an
entire week of care in my
office may cost what you
would pay for one visit
elsewhere.

You benefit from an
amazing offer look, it
shouldn't cost you an arm
and a leg to correct your
health. You are going to
write a check to someone
for your health care
expenses, you may as well
write one for a lesser
amount for chiropractic.
When you bring in this
article by Oct. 1, 2002,
you will receive my entire
new patient exam for $25.
That's with two x-rays if
deemed necessary,
orthopedic and neuro-
logical examination and a
report of findings ... the
whole ball of wax. This
exam could cost you $250
elsewhere. You see I'm not
trying to seduce you to
come see me with this low
start up fee, then to only
make it up with high fees
after that. Further care is
very important to consider
when making your choice
of a doctor... High costs
can add up very quickly.

Great care at a great fee...

Please, I hope that there's
no misunderstanding about
the quality of care just
because I have a lower
exam fee. You'll get great
care at a great fee.

My qualifications... I'm a
graduate of Palmer College
of Chiropractic. I've been
entrusted to take care of
tiny babies to athletes to
great-grandmothers. I
made Bradenton my home
more than 20 years ago
after moving from Wiscon-
sin where I was practicing.

My assistants are Marsha
and Roxanne, and they are
really great people. Our
office is both friendly and


warm and we try our best to
make you feel at home.
We have a wonderful
service at an exceptional
fee. Our office is called
Mester Chiropractic and it
is at 7018 Cortez Road W.
(one traffic light east of
75th Street). Our phone
number is 941-792-4357.
Call Marsha, Roxanne,
John or myself today for
an appointment. We can
help you.
Thank you.

Dr. Gary Mester

P.S. When accompanied
by the first, I also offer
the second family
member this same
examination for only $20.

P.S.S. Can you imagine not
having to wait at a doctor's
office? Well, your time is as
valuable as mine is. That's
why we have a no-wait
pc':'y. You will be seen
within minutes of your
appointment time.


Partners
Dr. Gary Mester
John Callahan, LMT
MA# 0026102


OUR OFFICE POLICY: The patient
and any other person responsible
for payment has a right to refuse to
pay, cancel payment, or be
reimbursed for payment for any
other service, examination or
treatment which is performed as a
result of and within 72 hours of
responding to the advertisement for
the free, discounted fee, or reduced
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Palatial Islander
Ritchey Taylor of Holmes Beach meets The Islander
in front of the People's Palace in Bucharest, Roma-
nia. She'said the designer of the palace, second in
size only to the Pentagon, was murdered in 1989.


Bunco squad
The Anna Maria Island Bunco group celebrates eight years together by visiting member Beth Carpenter as
she summers in Maine. Here in Acadia National Park are, left to right, Charlie Kennedy, Kathy Kirn, Beth
Carpenter, Joyce Karp, Brenda Parker, Caryl Bouziane and Joyce Karp, with Shawn Carper in center with
The Islander.


orcas islander
Sharing an Islander at Orcas Island's Turtle Back Inn in Puget
Sound are, left to right, Jan Gemperline, daughter Stephanie and
her husband Bill Wright, and Ed Gemperline. The Gemperlines
were visiting daughter and son-in-law, who live in Seattle.


A big chill
Trying to keep warm with The Islander's Wyoming's chill are Bradenton Beach residents, left to
right, Jeff Hunkeler and Rena, John and Larry Creighton.


Neighbors go north
Neighbors and friends from 79th Street in Holmes Beach share
their Islanders with Alaska in Denali National Park, 30 miles
from Mt. McKinley. They cruised from Vancouver to Seward,
then by bus and train to Fairbanks. Left-to right are couples
Mike and Rosemary Patterson, Gaspare and Nina Monte, Rick
and Sue Wheeler, and Reed and Mary Mapes.


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Islander sports writer and Sports Page publisher Kevin Cassidy (center) rounded up his gang of friends and
bowling sharp shooters for the O'Connor Bowling Challenge.




12th annual bowl tourney


tops dollars, bowlers, prizes


When it comes to a good cause, Islanders are
known to rally. And rally they did for the challenge
issued by twins Billy and George O'Connor and spon-
sor The Islander newspaper for their 12th annual bowl-
ing tournament.
More than 280 bowlers showed up to bowl and
schmooze- at the AMF Bradenton Lanes on Cortez
Road in Bradenton for the "challenge."
Somewhat less than challenging when it comes to
bowling scores, the real purpose for the gathering is
fundraising, according to the O'Connors.
The tourney began in 1990 when George was
president of the Island's Little League program and
saw the need for sports equipment as a board member
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
This year's tourney resulted more bowlers and
more money proceeds slightly more than $8,000 -
all earmarked to purchase equipment for the Center's
youth sports programs.
As for the bowling, the competitive crowd was
bested by "Big John" Swagger in the three-game event


with a men's high game of 244 and high series of 650.
Women's high score was posted by Debbie
Murany with 201. Women's high series trophy went to
Tami Minter with 522.
Flipping to the bottom of the scoring, as is the
O'Connors' tradition, gutter king and queen titles went
to brother and sister "Little Hughie" and Jessica
Holmes with 42'and 35 respectively. Series or single
game? Don't ask.
At the Cortez Kitchen party, music, food, drinks
and fun flowed like water through the Intracoastal Wa-
terway, but a breeze was lacking in spite of the best
efforts of host/owner Pete Barreda and his crew.
After an interlude of music by Koko Ray and the
Soul Providers, the bowlers assembled for the prize
drawings and the much awaited TV/DVD raffle.
The grand prize, a JVC 32-inch flat screen TV and
JVC DVD player, was donated by tourney sponsor The
Islander, plus a $100 Circuit City Foundation donation.
The sell-out 1,000 ticket raffle prize was won by
Mickey Finn of Cortez.


Get yer
tickets here ...
Peg Geyer (yes,
Duffy's is still
planning to reopen,
and soon) sold out
the TV/DVD raffle
sponsored by The
Islander for the
O'Connor Bowling
Challenge to benefit
the Anna Maria
Island Community
Center. Here, Hugh
-Holmes Jr. fills out
his tickets at the
Bradenton Lanes,
S although the winner
"turned out to be
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A candidates' forum for those running for 12th
Judicial Circuit judge is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m.
Sept. 5 at the Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina
Drive.
All eight candidates for the two open judicial seats
are to be present for discussion and questions from the
public, said the sponsoring Anna Maria Island Cham-
ber of Commerce. Details are available at 778-1541.

Mote sea turtle mascot at
Columbia program
The "sea turtle mascot" of Mote Marine Labora-
tory will visit with regular people and help them under-
stand turtle problems at the Columbia Restaurant on
Sept. 5.
It will be part of the fifth annual charity program
at the restaurant on St. Armands Circle. The mascot is
pretty turtleish, said a Mote spokesperson, even though
it's an otherwise normal human in turtle dress.
Each September Columbia donates 5 percent of
every diner's tab to the charity of the customer's
choice. The turtle will be there to make sure everyone
is aware that Mote is a worthy and appreciative recipi-
ent of any donations.
Columbia calls the event its Community Harvest
Program, and it is in effect all month at all six Colum-
bia locations in Florida. Over the four years of its ex-
istence, the program has donated more than $260,000
to nonprofit organizations, said Mote.
Further information may be obtained from Mote at
388-4441, or the Columbia at 388-3987.


Fall yoga classes
registration open
A four-week series of yoga and meditation classes
will be offered at Island Fitness, Inc. from 10:30 to
noon each Tuesday beginning Sept. 3 through the 24th.
Classes will be taught by Roxane Dinkin, a local resi-
dent of Anna Maria who trained with Harmony Ananda
in TriYoga, which is a flow style yoga.
Participants will learn gentle yoga poses and
breathing techniques for increased flexibility, strength,
balance and relaxation.
Classes are open to all age groups and body types.
Call 727-8799 or 921-0074 to pre- register.


Bird bath goes to butterflies
Nancy Ambrose of the Manasota Chapter-North
American Butterfly Association thanks Debbie
Hagstrom for adding the "perfect touch" to a bird
bath, purchased at the Anna Maria Island Butterfly
Park silent auction more than a year ago and
donated back to the park by Islander publisher
Bonner Joy. Hagstorm painted the "pottery" bird
bath with brightly colored flowers and butterflies
and it will be added to the butterfly park in Holmes
Beach for a butterfly "puddling" area. Islander
Photo: David Ambrose


Birthday boot
Vic Caserta of Holmes Beach makes a splash with a
boot of beer at his birthday party at the Old Ham-
burg Schnitzelhaus in Holmes Beach. He also got the
cake and hat from family and friends.

Roser Thrift Shop opens
Tuesday after vacation
The thrift shop of Roser Memorial Community
Church will reopen Tuesday, Sept. 3, following a va-
cation during August.
The shop is at 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, across
from the Roser Chapel. Hours will be 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursdays, 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays. Do-
nations will be accepted Wednesdays between 9 and 11
a.m.
Shop personnel said that since the facility opened
in 1997 it has supported the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center and various charities, provided scholar-
ships to Island students, help with renovations to the
church fellowship hall and now is remodeling the
kitchen.
Further information may be obtained by calling
778-0414.

Islanders at real estate
convention in Orlando
Islanders have returned from the 86th annual con-
vention of the Florida Association of Realtors in Or-
lando.
In tandem with the convention was the
association's trade expo, both events at the at the
Coronado Springs Resort. The association describes
them as Florida's largest real estate event of the
year.
Attending from Anna Maria Island and Longboat
Key were Melinda Bordes, Marianne Correll, Richard
Freeman, Alan Galetto, Jon Kent, Tom Nelson, Nick
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Quick beach guide to Anna Maria Island


By Paul Roat
The Island's new wide, white, sandy beach is the
crown jewel of Manatee County. Most folks, Islanders
and visitors alike, have staked out their own particular
piece of sand and called it their own the shade un-
der the Australian pines at Coquina Beach, the sugar
sand at Bean Point, the playground and food-and-drink
convenience of Manatee Public Beach.
With the Labor Day weekend just ahead, why not
visit another stretch of shore and see what's happening
there?
Here's a quick guide to the beaches of Anna Maria
Island.

Before you go
Always put on plenty of good sunscreen. Remem-
ber that even the best sunscreens wear off with time,
especially if you roll over and over on a towel or make
repeated trips into the surf. Keep applying sun goo
throughout the day to avoid burning.
Try to avoid catching the rays between 11 a.m. and
2 p.m., when the sun's ultraviolet rays are strongest and
the bur potential greatest. Wear good sunglasses to cut
out glare and protect your eyes. Make sure to bring
clothes that will cover you up if you do start to burn.
Don't sit out all day in the sun.
Also, drink plenty of fluids (preferably water and
preferably not a caffeinated drink) while enjoying the
sunshine. Summertime always means a heatstroke case


or two a day, lifeguards say, usually involving some-
one who sips a diet soft drink and overexerts with an
activity such as walking.

Bean Point
Starting at the tip of Anna Maria Island is one of
the best beaches around: Bean Point. Wander around
Bean Point, named for George Emerson Bean, the first
settler to homestead the Island, and revel in the breath-
taking beauty of the area. Off in the distance are the
Sunshine Skyway Bridge and Egmont Key, with Pas-
sage Key just to the north.
Parking is always at a premium, and watch out for
the streets that say "No Parking," or risk getting an al-
most certain parking fine. The same advice holds with
animals and alcohol, also prohibited on all Manatee
County beaches.
A short jaunt south on the bayside from Bean Point
(still in the city of Anna Maria) is Bayfront Park. Hun-
gry? Grill up some burgers on one of the courtesy grills
while catching the spectacular view. The park is easy
to find, just north of the Anna Maria City Pier which
is at the end of Pine Avenue. Make sure you walk out
onto the pier, which was built in the early -1900s and
has withstood several hurricanes.
By the way, there are restrooms and a playground
at Bayfront Park, but no lifeguards there or at Bean
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Labor Day, 'last fling of summer,' Monday


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Evolving from a pure labor union celebration to a
general "last fling of summer" festival, Labor Day
Monday is a holiday for most everyone but retail busi-
ness people.
Summer ends and autumn begins then. As Memo-
rial Day is the generally recognized beginning of sum-
mer, so Labor Day marks autumn's arrival. That, of
course, is more easily recognized "up north" than in the
balmy subtropics where we live.
Governments in general shut down then for a three-
day holiday, including post offices and libraries. Most
civilian offices close, too. Retail businesses are more
inclined to celebrate with special sales. Restaurants do
a good business.
As always, our public protectors police and fire
and emergency medical personnel and hospital work-
ers not only don't get the day off, they're likely to
have to labor harder and longer than usual to care for
holiday-makers.
As with so many human events, the beginning of


Labor Day-is wrapped in controversy.
Peter J. McGuire is credited with starting it all, but
Matthew Maguire may have been the sparkplug. De-
pends on who you listen to, if you're listening.
McGuire, general secretary of the Brotherhood of
Carpenters and Joiners and a cofounder of the Ameri-
can Federation of Labor, suggested a day to honor
those "who from rude nature have delved and carved
all the grandeur we behold."
Maguire was a machinist and later secretary of
Local 344 of the International Association of Machin-
ists in Paterson, N.J., and he proposed the holiday in
1882 while serving as secretary of the Central Labor
Union in New York.
The organization put together the first Labor Day
celebration on Sept. 5, 1882, a Tuesday. In 1884 it se-
lected the first Monday in September as the big day,
and other labor organizations around the country took
it up. In 1894 Congress made it official, a legal holiday
in the states, the District of Columbia and the territo-
ries.
The Socialist Party had a similar celebration of the


working class on May 1. That became May Day, cel-
ebrated worldwide by Socialists and Communists. The
United States designation of the first Monday in Sep-
tember was designed in large part to reject any identi-
fication with Communists and their holidays.
What started as a festival to exhibit to the public
"the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor
organizations" has changed gradually to a general fes-
tival celebrating summer's passing.
Its roots in the working class are kept much clearer
in Europe, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
The department regards quite highly Labor Day
and the working people it honors. The department
stated for this year's celebration:
"The vital force of labor added materially to the
highest standard of living and the greatest production
the world has ever known and has brought us closer to
the realization of our traditional ideals and economic
and political democracy. It is appropriate, therefore,
that the nation pay tribute on Labor Day to the creator
of so much of the nation's strength, freedom and lead-
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Beaches of Anna Maria Island
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 12


Point or anywhere in the City of Anna Maria for that
matter. Be careful of the north end's swift currents, too.

Manatee Public Beach
If you're worried about parking, head to the pub-
lic beaches. Manatee Public Beach is in Holmes Beach
where Manatee Avenue ends. There is plenty of park-
ing, lifeguards, a playground for the kids (little ones
call it "Swing Beach"), picnic tables, rest rooms, beach
cabana rentals and refreshments, including some deli-
cious goodies at Cafe on the Beach. A good tip is to
visit the restaurant for breakfast on a busy Sunday
the\ will serve more than 1,000 pancake breakfasts and
some folks regularly drive out from miles away just for
the flapjacks. They serve more Jimmy Dean sausage
than any other noninstitutional facility in the United
States.

Bradenton Beach beaches
Head farther south on Gulf Drive through the City
of Bradenton Beach and you'll run right into Cortez
and Coquina beaches. Cortez Beach is convenient if
you want to park your car close to where you spread
your towel, but has no amenities. Coquina Beach has
the same amenities as the Manatee Public Beach but on
a larger canvas (96 acres compared to Manatee's 10).
And if you haven't been before, or if it's been a
while, be sure to stop at the Coquina BayWalk at Leffis
Key at the southeast tip of the Island. This key has
undergone a transformation after having been used in
the 1950s and 1960s as a sediment dump for bay dredg-
ing. A restoration project, sponsored through federal,
state and local funding, brought Leffis Key to a near
natural state and an excellent passive park. The
project added tidal lagoons, native plants, educational
signs, a footbridge and boardwalks for people to cross.
There is also a 40-foot mound with a top-side fantas-
tic view of the fishing village of Cortez and the expanse
of Sarasota Bay.

... and a nature note
Leffis Key also saw one of the most notable man-
grove projects in Manatee County, with a natural shore-
line recreated by removing exotics and planting man-
groves.
Mangroves are a crucial link in Florida's ecology
and are treated like jewels. State laws strictly regulate
how and when property owners can trim mangroves.
Removal is prohibited in most instances.
Mangroves are unique because they have natural
systems that allow them to grow in saltwater. Few other
shrubs or trees can survive saltwater exposure. Fish,
crabs, shrimp and other marine life feed on decaying
mangrove leaves and bark that drop into the water.
Mangrove roots help hold soil together and prevent
erosion, and they aid in the creation of new coastline
when tides carry new material to shore. They even can


Panoramic view of Coquina Beach, with Leffis Key to the right. Islander Photo: Courtesy Jack Elka

soften the blow from a tidal storm surge during a hur- plentiful on most of our beaches, and if you're looking
ricane. for something more unusual, local shell shops offer
specimens from local waters and throughout the world.
One last note And be sure to clean up after yourself when you are
Taking live shells, which include starfish and sand leaving the beach. Better yet, clean up anything not
dollars, is illegal in Manatee County. If you think shells natural to the shore when you're leaving. Trash recep-
would make a great souvenir, check carefully to make tackles are plentiful at the public beaches and beach
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Galati Marina proposes dredging project


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
A proposal by Galati Marine of South Bay Drive
in Anna Maria to dredge its yacht basin and make reno-
vations at the marina would reduce the number of boat
slips by 40 percent, according to the application sub-
mitted to the city's building department. The marina
currently has about 110 slips.
That proposal, however, doesn't mean boat own-
ers and some who live on their boats at the marina have
to start looking for a new home by Oct. 1, 2002, the
date the Galatis hope to begin dredging.
A decision on moving any boats "has yet to be
determined," said co-owner Chris Galati.
According to the application, Galati Marine will
dredge about 4,450 cubic yards of bottom material
from the yacht basin for maintenance and renova-
tions. When completed, the dredging and new docks
would allow Galati to accommodate the large Viking
ships and others now offered by Galati Yacht Sales.
The dredged material would be placed on a
barge in the basin, then removed by hydraulic shovel
to a holding "spoil" cell created on dry land at the
marina. While in the holding cell, the water in the
material would evaporate and the leftover material
will then be trucked out of the city, the application
said.
Trucking operations to move the dredged mate-
rial along South Bay Drive to Pine Avenue and back
through Anna Maria and Holmes Beach to the Mana-
tee County landfill would be permitted from 7 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to
5 p.m. Sunday. The application says the work can be


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material and the number of slips would be reduced from
marina to the city. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

completed in about 60 to 70 days.
Applications for appropriate federal and state
dredge permits have been submitted. The Florida De-
partment of Environmental Protection permit is contin-


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gent upon a letter from the city stating that all city cri-
teria for dredging have been met.
Public Works Director George McKay said he has
raised a number of concerns about the project with
Galati Marine Manager Bill King and these must be
addressed before any permit is issued.
Galati Marine owns about 85 percent of the yacht
basin bottom, while the remainder is either state-owned
submerged land leased by Galati Marine or state lands
the marina wants to lease.
McKay said the permit application process does
not require a public meeting for approval.
Galati said the last dredging at the basin and ma-
rina took place about five years ago.


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Revised Tidemark site plan shows some lawsuit results


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Tidemark hotel/condominium developer Nick
Easterling was to submit a revised site plan to Holmes
Beach building officials Monday that will show several
changes, including the removal of one building.
But the actual number of units will remain at 40, said
Easterling. Units lost by the removal of one building will
be added to others, he said. The main lodge will now have
10 units instead of 9 as previously planned.
At the same time, the new site plan was to show a 50-
foot setback from an adjacent property owner and a 4-foot
noise wall around the pool, Easterling said.
Those two changes were part of an agreement
Easterling reached last summer with two property own-
ers who had sued Holmes Beach over approval of the


project. Following that agreement, the owners dropped
their lawsuit, but terms of the settlement with Easterling
were not disclosed publicly.
The setback change and 4-foot noise wall, however,
will show up on the revised site plan, Easterling said.
Other terms cannot be revealed, he added.
Holmes Beach Building Official Bill Saunders said he
has not yet seen the revised site plan.
Any changes must be approved by the building de-
partment, then submitted to the city commission for dis-
cussion and approval, Saunders said.
Easterling said 12 of the 40 units have been pre-sold
and he'd like to start construction in early October.
"We expect to sell at least 20 units before we start
construction of the facility on Oct. 10," Easterling said,
"and we expect to sell out all 40 units" by the end of the


winter tourist season.
Construction financing of the estimated $20 million
project begins when at least 50 percent of the units have
been pre-sold, Easterling said.
That's fine, said Saunders, but any construction won't
be authorized until the city approves the revised site plan
and issues a permit.
The 40-unit Tidemark will be patterned after the cen-
tury old Rod & Gun Club in Everglades City, with a 61-
slip marina that will accommodate craft of up to 65 feet
in length, Easterling said.
Easterling said that in addition to the 40 condo-
minium-hotel suites in the 23,000-square-foot, three-story
resort, there will be a 130-seat restaurant, lounge, VIP
suites and three meeting rooms to accommodate local
weddings and anniversaries, meetings and conferences.


Modular newsracks may be coming to Bradenton Beach


By Paul Roat
Bradenton Beach could see modular "condo-
minium-style" newsracks by the end of the year if an
advisory committee's recommendation to the city com-
mission is followed.
The Scenic Highway Corridor Management Entity
group has been debating the concept of modular
newsracks to either supplement or replace what CME
Chair Harry Brown calls a "hodgepodge" or newsracks
in the city.
The CME first addressed the issue last January.
Nothing came of a proposal solicited by the commit-
tee at that time from Sarasota Herald-Tribune Circula-
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Shipman and representatives from the Bradenton
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Residents say don't change Palma Sola causeway


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Motorists who use the Palma Sola Causeway have
told the Palma Sola Corridor Advocacy Group to keep
it the way it is.
The survey, conducted by RS&H Inc. of Orlando
for the Florida Department of Transportation, found
motorists are generally happy with the way the cause-
way looks now and are concerned that having the
causeway designated a scenic highway will create more
traffic.
But getting the causeway designated as a scenic
highway won't create more traffic, said Myra Monreal
of RS&H. It will, however, give the CAG the vehicle
to obtain grant money to beautify the causeway and
"protect the corridor and the views and habitats along
the corridor from degradation," explained Monreal.
The CAG has already obtained a $160,000 grant to
either add additional rest room facilities along the
causeway and at Kingfish Boat Ramp in Holmes Beach
or upgrade the existing rest rooms.
Monies for other corridor projects will come from
grants and partnerships with nonprofit associations and
private businesses, Monreal told the CAG at its Aug.
21 meeting.
The long-range "wish list" of the CAG for the
causeway includes a second fishing pier, landscaping
of the medians, sidewalks and pathways, crosswalks,
more picnic areas, a rest room facility at the east end
of the causeway, a fish-cleaning station, showers and
a changing area, bus stops and lighting along certain
sections of the causeway, such as at intersections.
Monreal said, however, that this is only a "wish
list" of "how we might want it to look when it's com-
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Governor names

Romine to panel
William J. "Jay" Romine has risen steadily in law
enforcement ranks since joining the Holmes Beach
police force permanently in 1986.
He became Holmes Beach chief seven years later,
chairman of the Education Standards Committee of the
Florida Police Chiefs Association, chairman of the
group's Legislative Committee, second vice president
of the association.
Now Gov. Jeb Bush has appointed him to the state
Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission.
The panel is in charge of setting requirements for po-
lice officers in the state, and handles discipline matters
as well, Romine said.
"It means I'll have real input into what is required
in the way of qualifications of law enforcement offic-
ers in Florida," he said. "It's something I've always had
an interest in."
He first came to Anna Maria Island in 1979 as a
reserve officer with the Holmes Beach Police Depart-
ment, left for the Palmetto police force and then to
school at Auburn University, finally returning here in
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said the application for the scenic highway designation
has not yet been sent, but should be on its way to the
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Mr. Robert V. Saflord of Lakeland and Holmes Beach always said he worked to make a living
but lived to be outdoors, hunting with his dogs or fishing, said his wife of 32 years, Theodora
"Pat" Saflord.
"I always had to prove myself as a hunter and fisherman," Pat Saflord said. "He had a
wonderful life, and we just had fun together."
The retired owner and consultant of Process Equipment and Engineering Co. died of lung
failure Monday; Aug. 19, 2002, at HIS at Oakbridge. He was 89.
Born in New York on July 25, 1913, he grew up in Bronxville, N.Y., and graduated from
Westminster Preparatory School. He received his bachelor's degree from Comell University and
his engineering degree from Yale University.
"When he was at Cornell he didn't know exactly what he wanted to do, but when he got to Yale,
a professor influenced him to become a chemical engineer. He did so well in everything that they
offered in that line," Pat Safford said.
Mr. Safford served as chief technologist for National Petro Chemical in Tuscula, IL, before
coming to Lakeland in 1954. He was assistant manager for the chemical operations of
International Minerals and Chemical Corp. In 1958, when the company wanted to transfer him to
Chicago, he founded Process Equipment and Engineering Co. where he served as a consultant
until his 80th birthday, when he retired.
The couple maintained a house in Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island, where they spent
much of their time fishing for trout, reddish and snook.
"He was determined to stay within the fish size limit or release them, even when I would say,
'Can't you just step on it for one inch?' Pat Saflford said.
"Fly fishing was his real delight,' she said, telling of how he saved her twice while wading the
Snake River in West Yellowstone when her waders filled with water. The first thing he asked
was, 'Did you save the fish'?'
He was a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. He belonged to the
Lakeland Rotary Club and Lone Palm Golf Club. He was a member of All Saints' Church in
Lakeland.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Safford is survived by his daughter. Cindy Erickson, Raleigh, N.C.;
stepsons, Michael L. Edwards, Bradenton, David L. Edwards. Lakeland; three grandchildren;
eight stepgrandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at a later dale.
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THE ISLANDER M AUG. 28, 2002 M PAGE 17


Wireless master plan presents more work


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The City of Anna Maria may have spent $25,000
for a draft wireless communications master plan from
Kreines & Kreines Inc. of California, but the city
learned at the plan's presentation that it has a lot more
work ahead.
Ted Kreines of Kreines & Kreines presented the
draft plan to commissioners and said this "is not a
mandate" and "not designed for adoption at this time."
However, the city may want to adopt the plan,
along with some revisions, at a later time when the city
either revises its zoning code or passes an ordinance
dealing with wireless communications facilities.
The plan offers the city a number of choices on a
variety of issues, including location of cell towers,
safety, height, fees, application and review process, en-
vironmental concerns, and the use of public or private
property.
The plan is neither site nor facility specific, said
Kreines, but is for use by the wireless communications
industry to plan projects and applications to the city ap-
propriately.
"The plan will give wireless carriers information
on the types of wireless facilities that the city would
like to see developed," he said.
Commissioners now have the unenviable task of
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Kreines said that without a wireless plan, wireless
carriers would have personal wireless service facilities
- and don't call them cell towers throughout the
city randomly.
Among the issues for the city to decide are where
the first cell tower will be located, how many wireless
carriers will be allowed, and whether carriers may "co-
locate" at a particular location.
Kreines used the Holmes Beach cell tower as an
example of co-location, noting there are four separate
facilities on the tower for carriers.
But like the restaurant business, location is every-
thing in establishing a cell tower. Location and height.
Kreines does not suggest locations where cell tow-
ers should be prohibited, just avoidance areas where
they should be discouraged from placement.
By the same token, Kreines said the city should
establish opportunity sites such as rooftops, transmis-
sion and utility poles on city-owned rights of way,
church towers and flagpoles.
Kreines said the city should not automatically ap-
prove a cell tower in an opportunity site, but should
review the application. At all times, Kreines said, the
applicant should attempt to disguise the cell tower to
avoid visual blight.
For example, a cell tower could possibly be placed
in a church steeple or marina flagpole. On public prop-
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There are also visibility standards in the city to
consider, Kreines said, hence the need to disguise a
cell tower.

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One wireless carrier poised to submit an applica-
tion for a wireless facility is Verizon Wireless, said
Laura Belflower, an attorney who represented Verizon
Wireless Inc. and Tech Tower Inc. at the meeting. She
said Verizon is "interested in having a facility in Anna
Maria."
The company "wants to provide in areas where
there is a demand." Verizon Wireless has had many
complaints from customers about service on the north
end of the Island.
"We're probably only looking at one site at this
time," she added.
But any Verizon interest will have to wait until the
city adopts a wireless plan and accompanying ordi-
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In actuality, said Belflower, Tech Tower would
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would apply to establish a facility for wireless commu-
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Adult computer courses return to Anna Maria Elementary


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
A selection of Manatee Technical Institute's adult
computer courses will be taught at the Kronus Commu-
nity Technology Center at Anna Maria Elementary
School beginning the week of Sept. 16.
Classes range in skill from beginner to intermedi-
ate levels and cost $53-67. There is also a $7 lab fee for
all classes held at the Island school and textbooks, if
required, are not included.
If you are new to the Internet, take Internet Basics
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Cell towers
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 17
and gave the city a list of objections and changes she
believes the cellular communications companies might
be more comfortable with. Those suggestions will be
discussed when the city commission tackles the mas-
ter wireless plan at an upcoming workshop session,
Mayor SueLynn said.
Belflower said she was also representing Tech
Tower Inc., the company that originally wanted to
build a cell tower at the Roser Memorial Community
Church last summer.
A citizens effort thwarted that application, and
commissioners eventually passed a one-year morato-
rium earlier this year on new cell tower construction
while it reviews the plan presented by Kreines and pre-
pares to adopt a master plan.
The city commission will have a workshop session
at 6 p.m. Sept. 9 to deal with issues arising from the
draft plan.


running at maximum performance. Classes will be held
Monday and Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. beginning Oct.
15. The cost of this course is $53.
For those who have never used a computer, the
Beginner Computer course offers lots of tender, loving
care. Topics will cover what to look for in buying a
computer, how to speak the lingo and basic-operation
skills. This class will meet Tuesday and Thursday
nights from 4-6 p.m. beginning Sept. 16 and repeats
starting Oct. 28. The course costs $67 and will be com-
pleted in nine sessions.
If you want to become more proficient in Windows
95, 98, or Windows Explorer, sign up for the Interme-
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experience, this class will beef up your skills. Begin-
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School Menu
Monday, Sept. 2
Labor Day Holiday
Tuesday, Sept. 3
Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza, Fruit Cup, Cereal, Juice
Lunch: Corndog or Chicken, Fries and Roll, Veggie
Pick-Ups, Green Beans, Fruit Cup, Cherry Jello
Wednesday, Sept. 4
Breakfast: Large Blueberry Muffin, Fruit, Cereal,
Juice
Lunch: Barbecue Rib Sandwich or Fruit, Yogurt and
Muffin Plate, Potato Rounds, Peas and Carrots, Fruit
Thursday, Sept. 5
Breakfast: Yogurt, Fruit Cup, Cereal, Juice
Lunch: Beef-A-Roni with Roll or Breaded Pork
Sandwich, Broccoli, Cucumber Coins, Fruit
Friday, Sept. 6
Breakfast: Belgian Waffle Sticks with Syrup, Fruit,
Cereal, Juice
Lunch: Cheese Pizza Sticks or Turkey and Cheese
Sandwich, Corn on the Cob, Garden Salad, Fruit,
Juice Bar
Milk and juice are served with every meal.


Wednesday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for nine sessions. A
second session will begin Oct. 28. This course costs
$67.
Classes are open to all on a first-come, first-served
basis and enrollment at the Island WOW lab is usually
limited to 10 persons. Registration forms are available
at the Island school, public libraries and at Manatee
Technical Institute. MTI is located at 5603 34th St. W.,
Bradenton.
For further course and registration information, call
Tim Arb at 751-7900, extension 1092.


Island Middle School menu
Monday, Sept. 2
Labor Day Holiday
Tuesday, Sept. 3
Traditional Meal: Breaded Beef Patty with Mashed
Potatoes and Gravy, Baked Beans
Basket Meal: Cordog with Fries, Cookie
Lighter Side: Salad Sensations or Tuna Salad Sand-
wich
Wednesday, Sept. 4
Traditional Meal: Chicken Tetrazzini, Green Beans,
Tossed Salad with Dressing
Basket Meal: Barbecue Ribette on Bun, Goldfish
Crackers
Lighter Side: Salad Sensations or Fruit, Cheese and
Muffin
Thursday, Sept. 5
Traditional Meal: Hamburger Gravy, Mashed
Potatoes, Roll, Broccoli
Basket Meal: Chicken with Baked Chips
Lighter Side: Salad Sensations or Turkey and Cheese
Sandwich
Friday, Sept. 6
Traditional Meal: Black Beans and Rice, Garlic
Breadstick, Corn, Tossed Salad with Dressing
Basket Meal: Pizza Sticks with Sauce, Pretzels, Fruit
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By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Cortez boat captain Kim Ibasfalean had the time of
her life assisting the production crew of the movie "Out
of Time" with boat scenes when they were filming in
Cortez a month ago. She even spent a day.in Boca
Grande helping the production.
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Imagine what hard work it must have been hang-
ing around Denzel Washington for a few days!
When the crew left, Capt. Kim said if they ever
needed any more help on the water to give her a call.
Two days later, the movie's production coordinator for
marine craft called to say the company he works for
was shooting marine scenes in Miami for a new CBS
television show called "CSI-Miami" and could she
help?
Jumping at the chance to hobnob with the show's
stars, David Caruso, formerly of "NYPD Blue," and
Kim Delaney, Capt. Kim headed for Miami for work,
hoping also for a few days of relaxation.
But unlike shooting the movie in Cortez, which
was done at an "Island" pace, the television work in
Miami was hectic.
"We worked from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. out on the
water near those houses built on stilts," said Capt. Kim.
"They even had to bring out a portable toilet for us."
Her job was to tow barges full of production equip-
ment and scenery to the location and assist with arrang-
ing the set's background. She also captained a safety
boat used while the stars were in the water filming
scenes and transported the actors to and from the main-
land on her boat.
"That was pretty cool. I actually got to talk with
them. Caruso was OK, but Delaney was very nice,"
said Capt. Kim.
"But the work was pretty tiresome. We only got
about three hours sleep every night," she said. Filming
went for six straight days, so Capt. Kim was glad to get
back to Cortez for some much-needed sleep when the
work ended. But now she's ready to go back to the
bright lights.
"I'm hoping to be called for further work, but it
really depends if the script and scenes call for shooting
on the water," she said.
In the meantime, she'll continue to operate Capt.
Kim's Boat Tours and Charters, and a second venture,
Adboats, out of Cortez.
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have the required 10 years experience as a building con-
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was mailed nearly 12 months ago to his Anna Maria
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Streetlife


Island police reports
Anna Maria
Aug. 16, 204 Palmetto Ave., Tip Of the Island Pub,
breach of peace. Deputies asked the owner to shut
down the live band playing due to a complaint regard-
ing loud and excessive noise. According to the report,
this is an ongoing problem.
Aug. 16, 500 block of Bayview Place, alarm.
Deputies responded to an alarm and secured the prop-
erty.
Aug. 17, 300 block of Bay Boulevard North, tres-
pass warning. A man was asked to leave a residence
,-and issued a trespass warning because he was report-
edly delinquent with several rent payments.
Aug. 19, 400 block of Bay Boulevard, burglary.
Two air conditioning units were reportedly stolen from
a man's storage shed.
Aug. 18, 101 S. Bay Blvd., Chapae Boutique, theft.
A cashier reported her purse stolen.
Aug. 19, 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria City Pier,
lost property. A woman reported dropping her fishing
pole into the water. According to the report, she needed
a case number to file an insurance claim for the loss.
Aug. 20, 700 block of Jacaranda Avenue, informa-
tion. A man filed a complaint that another resident
trimmed his shrubs back too far and was unsure if this
was done with the city's approval. According to the
report, the man's shrubs face a city right of way.
Aug. 21, 300 block of North Bay Boulevard, bur-
glary. According to the report, two small birds were
either released or stolen from their cage on a rear lanai
of the home.

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seen being hauled away by someone driving a red
front-end loader.
Aug. 6, 2318 Gulf Drive N., AG Casa Marina,
criminal mischief. A man reported that someone threw
an egg at his parked car.
Aug. 8, 200 block of Gulf Drive at Bridge Street,
DUI. Dennis Sands, 53, of Longboat Key, was arrested
for driving while under the influence of alcohol after
he was stopped for fleeing the scene of a car accident.
According to the report, Sands hit a car that stopped in
front of him and then left the scene.
Aug. 9, 2412 Gulf Drive N., Econo Lodge
Surfside, drug arrest. Kevin Albertus, 39, of Bradenton,
and Linda Matejek, 33, of Sarasota, were arrested for
possession of marijuana after an anonymous caller re-
ported seeing both defendants allegedly smoking mari-
juana in their car, which was parked in the resort park-
ing lot.
Aug. 9, 2601 Gulf Drive N., Sandpiper Mobile
Home Park, drug arrest. A juvenile from Bradenton
was arrested for possession of marijuana.
Aug. 10, 2502 Gulf Drive N., Econo Lodge, infor-
mation. A hotel guest reportedly damaged the front
door lock and sliding glass door of the room he rented.
According to the report, the man checked in using false
identification and could not be contacted to pay for the
damages.
Aug. 11, 2400 block of Avenue A. criminal mis-
chief. A man reported that someone used a fishing
spear taken from his dock to damage his mailbox.
Aug. 11, 101 Gulf Drive N.. One Stop Shell Shop,
information. A cashier reported her purse stolen.
Aug., 12, 2200 Gulf Drive N., Katie Pierola Sun-
set Park, criminal mischief. A woman called police
after seeing three juveniles set fire to the tiki hut roof.
According to the report, half of the tiki roof burned
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Aug. 12, 2400 block of Avenue B, battery. Accord-
ing to the report, a man was beat up after he tried to
crash a football party at a private residence. The sus-
pect had already left the scene when police arrived.
Aug. 13, 1800 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Park, lost
property. A man reported losing his cell phone while
walking on the beach.
Aug. 14, 1900 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Park, lost
property. A woman reportedly lost two rings on the
beach.
Aug. 14, 2200 block of Gulf Drive, information. A
woman reported that $1,000 worth of damages were
done to the picket fence and shrubbery in front of her
home. According to the report, it appears the driver of
a vehicle lost control and hit her fence.
Aug. 15, 100 block of 12th Street North, domestic
disturbance. Police responded to a verbal argument
between a couple.
Aug. 16,2400 block of Avenue B, missing person.
A woman called police to report her roommate miss-
ing. According to the report, the male roommate left for
work and did not return.
Aug. 16, 1900 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Park, bur-
glary. A woman reported her purse stolen from her
unlocked vehicle.
Aug. 17, 1800 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Park, sus-
picious circumstance. A man reported that he was at-
tacked by two males on the beach. Although the man
was cut above his ear and on the forehead and chin,
police found no evidence of a struggle on the beach.
Aug. 19, 2500 block of Avenue C, battery. A man
reported that his roommate and co-worker returned
home intoxicated and became belligerent. According to
the report, the roommate struck the man with a ceramic
plate and punched him in the chest.
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8 to 9 a.m. Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce
"Good Morning Longboat Key" breakfast at 6854 Gulf of
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9 to 10 a.m. Aerobics at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. In-
formation: 778-1908. Fee applies.
7 to 8:30 p.m. Adult basketball at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
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Fideler at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-01908. Fee
applies.
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Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary leaving from the Holiday Inn
Marina, 7150 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Information:
388-4444. Fee applies.
Saturday, Aug. 31
12 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.
Information: 388-4444. Fee applies.
Sunday, Sept. 1
9 to 11:30 a.m. Breakfast at American Legion Post
24, 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies.
Monday, Sept. 2
7:30p.m. Adult volleyball at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Information: 778-
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9 to 10 a.m. Muscles and More class with Sherry
Fideler at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
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Noon Island Bridge Club meets at the Anna Maria
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Wednesday, Sept. 4
9 to 10 a.m. Aerobics at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. In-
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Noon Investing workshop with George Ryan and
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7 to 8:30 p.m. Adult basketball at the Anna Maria
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Streetlife
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 24
Aug. 19, 611 Gulf Drive N., Imperial House
Condominium, Baker Act. According to the report,
officers conducted a Baker Act for an 82-year-old
woman based on information that the woman would
suffer from neglect without professional treatment
and the woman apparently couldn't recall from one
minute to the next the events taking place around
her. She was taken to Blake Medical Center.
Aug. 20, 2400 block of Avenue A, burglary. A
man reported that a marine radio was stolen from his
boat.
Aug. 20, 1501 Gulf Drive N., Gulf Streams resort,
burglary. A woman reported $200 worth of damage
done to her vehicle's glove box when someone tried to
break into it.
Aug. 2 2513 Gulf Drive, Circle K, trespass. The
cashier asked police to issue a trespass warning against
a man who left without paying for his gas. According
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Ongoing:
"Florida's Journeys Into Space" exhibit at the Anna
Maria Island Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria. Hours: 778-0492.
'Take a Closer Look" photographs by Shirley Foor and
paintings by Charles Sierra at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Hours: 778-6341.
Upcoming:
Mote Marine Laboratory Sea Turtle mascot at St.
Armands Columbia Restaurant Sept. 5.
Judicial circuit judge candidate's forum at Holmes
Beach City Hall Sept. 5.
North American Butterfly Association meeting at Re-
deemer Lutheran Church Sept. 8.
"9-11" remembrance service at Durante Park,
Longboat Key, Sept. 11.


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Aug. 16, 5320 Marina Drive, Su's Hair Salon, bur-
glary. According to the report, less than $50 was sto-
len from a cash tray at the salon.
Aug. 16, 4200. block of Gulf Drive, criminal traf-
fic. A man was cited for reckless driving and driving
on the wrong side of the road after causing a head-on
collision.
Aug. 17, 5501 Marina Drive, Catchers Marina,
theft. A man reported various fishing equipment stolen
from the dry storage area of his boat.
Aug. 17, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn Tavern,
burglary. According to the report, a man was caught
stealing money and cigarettes from a woman's car.
Aug. 20, 200 block of North Harbor Drive, suspi-
cious person. According to the report, a suspect left a
note soliciting money from a resident. The note alleged
that the suspect was deaf and needed money.
Aug. 21, 2900 block of Avenue E, burglary. A man
reported that someone attempted to steal the radio from
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SLabor Day weekend boating tips: don't be dumb


Boaters realize that the "popular" boating week-
ends are Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day
weekends in Florida.
Experienced boaters know that those weekends are
the holidays that you should stay at home with the
bedcovers pulled over your head because the less-than-ex-
perienced yachtspeople are out on the waterways doing,
well, less-than-experienced things with their boats.
But if you're willing to brave the waters this week-
end, here are some stories that could keep you in port.
As a preface, it's important to know that anything
dumb that could or has happened to a boater has hap-
pened to me. Yep, I've driven past standing waterbirds
on the flats, with lower unit replacement the result.
Yep, I've had someone else drop throw the
anchor and didn't bother to check the set, only to have to
swim like a fiend to catch the boat in the outgoing tide.
Yep, I've taken too many people on a too small boat
across too rough water, working the throttle back and forth
to keep from plowing into an upcoming wave or being
engulfed in the following sea, all the time thinking about
how few life preservers were on the boat and which island
was closest for all of us to swim to when we were
swamped which, thankfully, never happened.
So here's the Labor Day weekend boating tips
from one who's dumb enough to know:
Check your electrical system. If you plan to be
out at night, I'll bet your lights don't work since the last
time you turned them on. With boats, lights never seem
to work. Check them now, and replace what needs to
be replaced.
Replace your fire extinguishers. If you're any-
thing like me, they're probably dead. Buy new ones.
Get several. If something catches fire, you'll know why
you have more than one.
Make sure your bilge pump works or not. I
heard a great story the other day about a guy who
pulled up to a gas dock to fuel his boat and went up to
pay while his friend gassed up. Unfortunately, the
friend pumped about 10 gallons into a rod holder in-
stead of the fuel tank, so the combustible fuel ended up
in the bilge and, fortunately for him, didn't get ejected
overboard because his bilge pump was on the outs. Re-
member electric bilge pump + electricity + spark = BIG
BOOM. And remember the fuel entry port is not a
place to store your fishing rod.
Check your lines for wear and replace them if you
see any problems. Make sure you've got a chain at-
tached to your anchor. Have a lot of line. A lot. For
- years I had 100 feet of line on my little boat until I re-
membered that the scope you should have is 7 feet of
line for every foot of depth. The translation is that to
be safe you need to let out 70 feet of line for 10 feet of
water. Work out the math for where you're going.
Here's a tip from novelist Randy Wayne White,
based on his pretty scary book "Twelve Mile Limit:"
have lots of those little waterproof flashlights with you.
He tells a story of folks going offshore for a nighttime
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them, they ran into some problems. Flashlights are
good, especially if you're going to be out after dark.
Flares work good, too.
Label your lifejackets, and fit them to each per-
son at the dock before you go out on the water. Here's
the scene: you're on a boat that's sinking in the middle
of Tampa Bay, the kids are screaming, and you toss a
life preserver to Uncle Billy that has been fitted for 3-
year-old Sally. Nothing fits, everybody freaks ... it just
contributes to what is turning out to be a bad day. La-
bel everything and fit it first.
You're not dumb. I'm not dumb. Nobody we know
going boating this weekend is dumb. Yet somehow or
another there will be some dumb things that happen
this Labor Day weekend on the water.
Let's make sure it isn't happening to any of us,
OK?

Rogue wave watchers want more data
to report 'big ones'
The tsunami is coming! Head for the hills!
At least, that's what some scientists are suggesting
is long overdue for Florida.
George Maul is an oceanographer at Florida Tech. He
has pitched his concept of a tidal wave early warning sys-
tem to the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commis-
sion, which has OK'd the $2.4 million project. The plan
calls for heightened public awareness of tsunami threats,
plus more research and improvements and enhancements
in gauges and other monitoring equipment in the Atlan-
tic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.
Tsunamis are usually created by earthquakes, un-
derwater avalanches or when a meteorite strikes the
water offshore. The undersea disturbance creates a
bubble of water only a few inches high that moves at
speeds of upwards of 600 mph across the ocean. When
the wave reaches shallower nearshore waters, the wa-
ter starts to stack up, reaching heights of up to 20 feet.
In 1755, an underwater landslide can there be an
underwater landslide? took place off Portugal, kill-
ing 10,000 people there. The wave reached Florida
eight hours later but, since the state wasn't much of a
tourist mecca then, the damage was minor.
There was a rogue wave that hit Daytona Beach
just before midnight in 1992 that injured 20 and dam-
aged more than 100 cars. If it had been the next day -
the Fourth of July the damage would have been
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tidal wave," there was no damage except to soaked
towels and swamped beach chairs.
Islanders reported a six-foot-high tidal wave or
a series of waves striking the Island between 9:30-
11:30 a.m.
Probably the best.eyewitness account came from
Steve Gift, who literally hit the wave head-on.
Gift was riding through the pass near Bean Point on
his personal watercraft when he spotted a huge wave
breaking on the sandbar near the north end of the Island.
"I saw the wave and went to meet it near Passage
Key," Gift said at the time. "I'm 6 feet tall, and I had
to look up at the wave. I'd guess it was at least 10 feet
high or more."
Gift soared over the first giant swell on his 'ski. His
small vessel began to "act up" he later found out the
impact of landing back into the Gulf had cracked one
of the ceramic spark-plug insulators and he headed
back to the Island.
"When I got near Cypress Street, I saw chairs and
umbrellas tossed up into the grass, and a lot of people
standing around looking wet," Gift said back then.
"There were tidal pools where there have never been
tidal pools before.
"Believe me, it's one wave I'll tell my grandkids
about."
There was never any clear explanation as to the
cause of the Island's tsunami. There was no seismic
activity in the Gulf, no reports .of meteorites striking the
planet, and the chances of an underwater avalanche in
the usually placid Gulf were thought to be slight.
Weather experts were able to determine the source
to be just south of Apalachicola between 6 and 8 a.m.
that sunny morning. At the time, they were leaning
toward two odd weather phenomena: a gravity wave or
a dip in the jet stream that touched down in the Gulf.
The gravity wave a rise in atmospheric pressure
followed by a sudden drop in that pressure seemed to
move down the state than morning, weather officials said,
with several reporting stations noting the fluctuation in
barometric pressure. What was odd, though, was that such
a gravity wave usually occurs with a cloud front.
The skies were clear the morning of March 25.
The other possible option was that the miles-high
jet stream took an unexpected dip down to the surface
of the earth and touched the Gulf. The jet stream is lit-
erally a high-speed current of air that circles the globe.
A gravity wave was blamed as the cause of the
Daytona Beach tsunami.
Early warning systems to notify the public about
the pending threat of a tsunami seem to be a good thing.
But if an earthquake-spawned tidal wave is detected off
Africa and starts moving toward Miami Beach, could
people be evacuated safely in eight hours? Probably
not.
Oh, and severe tsunamis on-average hit the West-
ern Atlantic every 100 years or so, making us way
overdue for another type of "big one."

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Snook start Sept. 1: season promises to be great


By Capt. Mike Heistand
As August draws to a close, redfish action is
making way for the Sept. 1 start of snook season.
Based on the size of the linesiders out there right
now, it promises to be a great couple of months of
great fishing.
Not that anything is bad about fishing right now.
Offshore action continues to be great for grou-
per and snapper. Amberjack continue to linger far-
ther out, as well as blackfin tuna and continued good
reports of sailfish.
By the way, my phone is back in service, so
please don't hesitate to call with a good fish story.
Capt. Sam Kimball on Legend charters out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said he's catching
lots of gag and red grouper to 15 pounds, yellowtail,
lane and mangrove snapper to 4 pounds, bonita to 12
pounds, barracuda to 35 pounds, and he's finding
mackerel in 30 to 50 feet of water offshore.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's said he took Ted Sorenson of White Plains,
N.Y., and Steve Reynolds out last week and caught
upwards of 40 redfish, plus mackerel and lots of
mangrove snapper.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said
it's time to get ready for the Sept. 1 snook season,
which he is predicting to be a good one. For right
now, though, look for lots of backwater redfish and
mangrove snapper. Offshore action continues to be
excellent for grouper and snapper, with mackerel
still off the beaches and sails off in the not-so-dis-
tant Gulf.
Capt. Matt Bowers on the Outcast in Holmes
Beach said offshore fishing has been good, with red
grouper to 15 pounds, mangrove snapper to 5
pounds, plus the usual backwater catches of reds,
catch-and-release snook and some trout.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business is still
catching mackerel on the artificial reefs, but the
mainstay for his charters last week was redfish.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach is looking forward to the start of
snook season Sept. 1, and predicts it will be a good
fall season. He reports seeing lots of big linesiders
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Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House
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erel, a few cobia and some catch-and-release snook.
At the Anna Maria City Pier, look forward to
good action on small mackerel, lots of mangrove
snapper, and a few big catch-and-release snook.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on
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Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide out of
Holmes Beach said he's getting grouper to 20
pounds offshore, plus blackfin tuna to 20 pounds,
lane and mangrove snapper and some amberjack to
50 pounds.
Capt. Eric Bergan on the Kattina said he's
been doing well with red grouper inside the 20-mile
limit offshore, plus mangrove and lane snapper to 4
pounds. He's also reporting lots of catches of sail-
fish farther out in the Gulf.
On my boat Magic, we have been upwards of 20
reds per trip, some upwards of 31 inches in length,
with snook starting to hit better than in the past few
weeks. Mackerel and mangrove snapper are still
hanging around the beaches.
Good luck and good fishing.
Capt. Mike Heistand is a 20-year fishing guide.
Call him at 779-9607 to provide a fishing report.
Pictures of your catch are also welcome and may be
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It's summer snapper time in Island waters


By Andrew White
Special to The Islander
The unrelenting heat that dominates Island weather
this time of year is more conducive to air-conditioning
than angling. Like us, most of our finned friends of the
deep blue become lethargic and uncooperative when
the summer sun heats up. Your ticket to success in the
next few months will be to fish early, and again late in
the day, when temperatures are more palatable.
Anglers looking to beat the heat this summer
would be hard pressed to find a more worthy adversary
than the snappers. These feisty brawlers will be avail-
able in good numbers for both boating and landlocked
fisherman for the rest of the season. Best of all, snap-
pers prefer to feed in the cooler parts of day and at
night, so targeting these fish can spare you from the
unforgiving summer sun. But be prepared snapper
fishing can be addictive.
Snapper represent some the best and most frustrat-
ing of what fishing has to offer. When the fish are feed-
ing the action can be nonstop, but getting them to eat
can be a real trick.
Snapper are widely known as the craftiest fish to
ever swim. They can take bait from the hook in a heart-
beat, with only a small tap on the line. Before you know
it your dreams of tasty filets in the fryer are dashed and
it is the snapper, not you, that is eating well.
Not only are they sneaky, snappers are also spirited
fighters who will take every opportunity to snag your
line on the nearest rock or piling. You've got to be
quick to fish snapper and even then they'll beat you
more often than not. Any angler who claims to have
never been bested by a snapper is just plain telling a
fish story.
Island waters are home to a wide variety of the
snapper family. Mangrove, lane, red, yellowtail, mut-
ton, and even giant cubera snappers have been caught
in the area. All but the cubera offer excellent table fare.
The most plentiful is the mangrove snapper. Man-
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structure in 5 feet of water or more. From the coastal
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Guy Deblasio, longtime fishing guide in
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shoreline, dock and net fishing, with fly-tying
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PAGE 30 0 AUG. 28, 2002 0 THE ISLANDER


Skimboarding contest draws crowd to Beach House


By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Correspondent
The inaugural EZ Skimmers Back-to-School
skimboarding contest drew 87 competitors and hun-
dreds of spectators to the all-day event hosted and
sponsored by the Beach House Restaurant Saturday,
Aug. 24.
Nice weather, good music, and some awesome
skimboarding by the contestants made for a "beautiful
day at the Beach House."
EZ Skimmers owner/operator Chris Ambut orga-
nized the event along with manager Mike Shannon of
the Beach House and West Coast Surf Shop. With the
, success of the skimboarding contest, there's talk of
hosting future contests in skimboarding and possibly a
surfing contest. Ambut also hopes to draw a profes-
sional skimboarding contest to the area next year.
Saturday's contest had competition in nine divi-
sions ranging from Minis, ages 8 and under, up to
Masters, ages 25 and older. Contestents were judged on
a 1-10 point system for their consistency, technique,
and for nailing some radical power moves like a "shove
it 1800," or getting some backside air.
Michael Harrington took first place in the Mini
division over second-place Hudson Valentino and Is-
lander Giorgio Gomez.
The Menehune championship was captured by
Taylor Brothers with Norman Same and Michael
Gullick taking second and third place respectively.
Briston Schroeder, Joey Mattay and Danny
Trentalange were the top finishers in the Boy's divi-
Ssion, while Travis Ward grabbed the top spot in the
Junior Men's division, followed by Blake Tyre and
Dave Armstrong.
Austin Bleiwiess got some big air in winning the
Men's division with Chad Wynn and Danny Gay fin-
ishing in second and third place. Travis Johnson
grabbed the Senior Men's division and Tim Crawford
took second.
Master's division winner was Jim Voeste with
Thom Holloway grabbing second place.
The Girl's division was won by Abby Dahlquist
with Rachel Higginbotham finishing second and Katie
Gardener grabbing a third place trophy. Women's di-
vision winners were Lauren Luckner and Sarah
Gaudio.
For information about future skimboarding events
throughout the state and to see more photos from
Saturday's event, go to www.skimflorida.com or
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JV Dolphins slam their way
past the Panthers 22-0
Legendary Green Bay Packers coach Vince
Lombardi would have loved the way the Dolphins went
right at the Panthers during their season-opening junior
varsity division (ages 12-13) football game on Saturday,
Aug. 24, at the Police Athletic League complex in
Bradenton.
The boys from Anna Maria strapped on their hel-
mets and continually smacked the Panthers in the
mouth.


PLEASE SEE SPORTS, NEXT PAGE


Chase Parker goes off the lip during the skimnboard
contest at the Beach House Restaurant in Bradenton
Beach. Islander Photos: Kevin Cassidy


Scott Vensel goes off the lip.


Dave Armstrong, who took third place
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Sports
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They hit 'em high and low, early and often, both on
offense and defense. The defense garnered an intercep-
tion, forced six fumbles and recovered four, while the
offense ran 36 plays from scrimmage, compared to
only 19 for the Panthers.
Eric Whitley ground out a game-high 85 yards
rushing on only nine carries to lead a Dolphin ground
game that finished with 156 yards on 24 carries, includ-
ing touchdown runs of one yard by Nick Sato and
Jarrod McKenzie, and a 30-yard touchdown carry by
Chad Richardson.
The Dolphin defense set up the first score of the
game when Corey Williamson recovered a fumble at
the 28-yard line. A 22-yard run by Whitley took it
down to the two, where McKenzie ran once for a yard
before Sato grabbed a bad snap out of the air to run it
in on a quarterback sneak for a 6-0 lead. Whitley ran
in the extra point for a 7-0 lead at the 2:19 mark of the
second quarter.
The Dolphins offense received the ball in good field
position after two Panther offensive plays when Whitley
absolutely "tatooed" a Panther ball carrier to force a
fumble that was recovered by Curtis Reynolds at the 41.
Three straight passes were attempted with the first
two being dropped by Dolphin receivers before the
third one was intercepted by Panther defender Willie
Jackson as the half came to a close.
The defense got on the scoreboard early in the third
quarter when Whitley and Tanner Pelkey teamed up to
tackle the Panther running back in the end zone for a
safety.
The Fins then received the free kick, and after a 15-
yard unsportsmanlike penalty on the Panthers, the
Dolphins ran Richardson for five yards and Whitley for
21 before McKenzie ran it up the middle for a two-yard
TD and a 15-0 lead.
Fittingly, the last touchdown of the game was once
again set up by the defense. On first down, Panther quar-
terback Willie Jackson dropped back to pass and was T-
boned by Reynolds, knocking him out of the game.
The replacement quarterback gained five yards on
the next play, but paid a big price as Richardson came
up with a big hit from his safety position. The Panther
quarterback, no doubt a little groggy from Richardson's
hit, fumbled the snap on the next play and Dylan
Cuttler-Frank recovered, giving the Dolphins the ball
on the 30-yard line.
Richardson wasted no time in taking the pitch
around the left end and several broken tackles later,
found his way into the end zone. Richardson ran in the
extra point to complete a dominating, 22-0 victory.
The Junior Varsity Division Dolphins next take
on the Broncos at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31. Get
on out to the PAL complex in Bradenton for some
hard-hitting action.

Mitey Mite Dolphins learning tough
football lessons
The Mitey Mite Dolphins (ages 9-11) got roughed
up 26-6 during the opening game of their young foot-
ball careers, but did close the game with a 68-yard drive
to end on a high note.
After falling behind 26-0, the younger Dolphins
put together an eight-play drive culminated with a one-
yard QB sneak by Broderick West. West also contrib-
uted an 18-yard run during the drive, while running
back Billy Alster carried five ties for 19 yards to keep
the chains moving.
Defensive end Dylan Mullen was singled out for a
great job of containing the perimeter.
Next up for the Mitey Mite Dolphins is a 12:30
p.m. game against the Broncos at PAL, while the JV
Dolphins play the JV Broncos at 4:30 p.m., also at
PAL, 202 13th Ave. E. in Bradenton.

Soccer season quickly approaching
The Anna Maria Island Community Center's 2002
soccer season is quickly approaching, with teams cur-
rently practicing to get ready for the Jamboree on Sat-
urday, Sept. 7.
Also on tap for that day are team and individual
pictures.
Mark your calendars for Thursday, Sept. 5 for the
kick-off-the-season fundraising dinner, catered once
again by the "Bistros." Cost for the dinner is $5 for kids
and $6 for adults. Adults are asked to bring a dessert
to share. Uniforms and schedules will be distributed at
the dinner.


Michael Wallen comes off his line to deny a Temple Terrace player. Wallen finished with seven saves during
the Magic's 2-1 loss.


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Junior Varsity Dolphin quarterback Nick Sato somehow got through a sea of Panther players to score a
touchdown, aiding the Dolphin's 22-0 victory.


Snapper season is upon us
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 28


mangrove snapper are the bridges and fishing piers in
the area. The snapper will be near to the bottom and
always very close to pilings. Try light tackle in the
eight- to 10-pound-test range with a slightly heavier
leader. A two- or three-ounce sinker and 3/0 hook
should complete the rig. The best baits range from live
shrimp and small shiners to frozen squid. Try a variety


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of baits to get the snapper in a feeding mood.
Boat-bound anglers can find mangrove snapper in a
wide range of habitats. Wrecks and artificial reefs are
prime snapper real estate, as are ledges and rocky bottom-
areas. One hard and fast rule is that you have to fish close
to the structure. Snappers are quite wary and stick close
to the holes they call home. You need heavier tackle here
of at least 15-pound-test line, a 30-pound-test leader and
5/0 hook. Live and frozen baits both account for good
numbers of snapper. A chum bag set near the bottom can
help to lure the snapper into the open water.


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MOVING SALE: Leather couch, two leather recliner
chairs, solid oak end-tables, futon, brass Stifel lamps
and four poster, black wrought-iron king-sized bed.
721-8580.
EUREKA TENT: 8-by-10-by-6-foot. Hardly used,
sleeps six. Great tent, like new. 792-7377.
BIG BEAUTIFUL HOUSEBOAT $39,500 or make of-
fer. View at Web site: geocities.com/
houseboat_sunseeker or call 778-3526.


ESTATE SALE: Friday, Aug. 30, 9am-2pm. Drexel
bed set, camel-back sofa, pie-crust table, what-not,
federal style dining table, six dining chairs, nice
glassware, patio items, decorative accessories, lin-
ens, kitchenware. 613 Foxworth Lane, Key Royale,
Holmes Beach. Sale by Julie McClure. E-mail:
Julie1944@aol.com.
REMODELING/MOVING SALE: Friday-Saturday,
Sept. 6-7, 9am-5pm. Refrigerators, dishwasher,
fans, cabinets, mirrors, patio furniture, trundle bed,
bicycle. 624 Emerald Lane, Holmes Beach.
HUGE GARAGE SALE: Saturday, Aug. 31, 8am-?.
Clothes and lots of good stuff! 246 Willow, Anna
Maria.
COMPLETE MOVING SALE: One day only! Satur-
day, Aug. 31, 9am-4pm. Many items including cherry
bedroom suit. 600 Manatee Ave., #204, Holmes
Beach.


LOST BLACK CAT answers to Smokey. Vicinity of
200 block of 66th Street. Family's heart is broken.
Please call 778-4838.


CRITTER SITTER Seven years in pet care, 22 years
as an Island resident. Tender, loving care for your
pets with in-home visits. 778-6000.
DACHSHUND adoption and rescue (D.A.R.E.). Call
Shona at 761-2642 for information or visit our Web
site: www.daretorescue.com.


1952 MG kit car, VW powered. Runs good. $4,250,
or best offer. 778-4611.
AUTOS FOR SALE: Two 1988 Mercedes: 420 and
300. $4,900 and $5,900. Must sell! Call Ted, 302-
3840 or 378-7653.


1990 ECONOLINE 150 VAN. 135,000 highway
miles, cold air conditioning. Runs top! Has towing
package. Ready for travel. $3,500, or best offer. Will
consider trade for pickup truck of equal value. 730-
9622.
TRUCKS FOR SALE: 1998 S10 pickup, $4,900, or
best offer. 1997 Cheyenne truck, $7,995. Call Ted,
302-3840 or 378-7653.


BOAT/TRAILER STORAGE/DOCKAGE. Vacation
or long term. Private ramp, wash-down areas. Min-
utes to Intracoastal, Gulf, restaurants, bait. Capt.
John's Marina. 792-2620. Bottom painting. BOAT
SLIP with davits for rent in Holmes Beach. 778-
7039.

BOAT SLIP with davits for rent in Holmes Beach.
778-7039.

2001 16-FOOT CAROLINA Skiff. 18-hp motor with
tiller steering. Blue bimini top. Like new! $5,000, or
best offer. Cell, 713-5967.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels and everything
else in The Islander, 778-7978.
HOUSEBOAT FOR SALE. Excellent live aboard,
guest quarters or rental income producer. $39,500
or make offer. View at Web site: geocities.com/
houseboatsunseeker or call 778-3526.


LET'S GO FISHING! Call Capt. Mike Heistand on
the charter boat "Magic." Full or half day backwater
fishing. USCG licensed. Ice, bait, tackle provided.
779-9607.

PRIVATE CHARTERS. Fishing, snorkeling,
sightseeing, Egmont Key. USCG License. Capt.
Keith Barnett. 778-3526 or 730-0516.


CHILD SITTER and pet sitter. Seventh-grade male
looking for a job, Friday afternoons and Saturdays.
Call Zachary, 779-9803.
BABY-SITTING AND PET-SITTING My name is
Sarah, I am 14-years old. Hourly charge: $5/child or
$3/pet, $2.50/hour for each additional pet or child.
Please call 778-7622 or 778-7611.
Buy it, find it, sell it here. Fast! in The Islandernews-
paper. 778-7978


GENERAL OFFICE and computer experience for
busy office. Career opportunity for team player. Fax
resume to 778-7071, or e-mail jmix@verizon.net.
DRIVERS: Island Transportation Inc. Fun job, good
money. Dependable, honest work ethic required.
Week end work required. 779-2520.
PART-TIME ISLANDER REPORTER: Journalism
skills a must. Computer literate. Independent
worker. Resumes: E-mail news@islander.org, or fax
778-9392, or mail/deliver to The Islander, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Li-
brary. Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-
6247.
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Are
you interested in learning the history of Anna Maria
Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island
Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.


ASSISTED LIVING: Haven Home Bradenton Beach
is admitting residents. Respite, long term. Call 779-
0322 for details, inquiries welcome.
NADIA'S EUROSAGE now accepting new clients.
Massaging residents and visitors more than eight
years. Call today for an appointment, 795-0887.
MA#0017550.


MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, patio 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 com-
puter misbehaving? Certified computer service and
private lessons. Special $15 per hour- free advice.
545-7508


DICK MAHER ":
AND
DAVE JONES
ISLAND SPECIALISTS



Simplify Your Search!
Call anytime for a consultation.


NOTICE EARLYjri


The Islander


AI EARLY CLASSIFIED DEADLINE


NOON FRIDAY* Aug. 30

for classified ads that will appear in

the Sept 4 issue of The Islander

Ads must be received at our office no later than

noon Friday, Aug. 30, for Sept 4 publication.

Fax 776-9592, e-mail news@ islander.org or visit us at

5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

Our office will be closed Monday, Sept. 2, in observance of Labor Day.


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


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Marina Pointe

Realty Co.

314 Pine Avenue Anna Maria
(941) 779-0732 Toll Free: (866) 779-0732




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new! Custom-crafted
and designed by local
Sal ii i contractor, this 2BR/
S2.5BA residence fea-
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.' t fabulous detail. Unique
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beach. $745,000. Call Dave Moynihan, 778-2246 or 778-7976
MAGNIFICENT .
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tropical setting, pool and docks. $2,750,000. Call Dave
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B 3 i 4BR/2.5BA, den,
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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.
SUNBOW BAY Spa- --.^
cious, updated
townhome with 2 or
3BR/3BA overlooking
lovely lagoon. Two ,
pools, tennis and
small boat access to '. .
bay. Offered at g.s
$315,000. Call Dave "
Moynihan, 778-2246 or 778-7976 eves.

EXCLUSIVE JEW-
,- G .* .' *.T FISH KEY! Seclusion
.and privacy in this Is-
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." sq.ft., 1.7 acres. Lots
'.- of glass, fabulous wa-
ter views, coral-stone
fireplace in master
"A BR & living area. Re-
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Excellent opportunIry. .iL ,_. _.
great location: Mnar ..'1- 1. ;
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Call Ron Cornette, 778-2246
2217 Gulf Drive N. Bradenton Beach FL 34217
778-2246 800-211-2323


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ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING for great results,
wash away mildew, dirt and salt. Thorough, rea-
sonable and reliable. Free estimates, licensed and
insured. 778-0944.

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

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.

Buy it, find it, sell it, fast! in The Islanderclassifieds.



HISTORIC

ROSER COTTAGE
CIRCA 1912







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This charming Island home is structurally
sound and ready for restoration. Ideal loca-
tion for your gallery, boutique or salon. ROR
zoning allows for mixed use. Work from home
in the village of Anna Maria, all within steps
of the Anna Maria City Pier and Tampa Bay.
Own a piece of history! Offered at $485,000.

ANNUAL RENTALS
3BR/2BA ground-level canalfront home
with circular drive. Central heat and air,
washer/dryer and garage. Over 1,700
sq.ft. Very clean and ready to go.
$1,700/month, plus utilities.
2BR ground-level home. Central heat
and air, washer/dryer hook-up, garage
and carport, nice yard. $1,100/month
(includes lawn and trash).

Call Carol Saulnier for rentals ...

93reene

REAL ESTATE "
OF ANNA MARIA 11,
778-0455 ''
9906 Gulf Drive
Visit our website at www.greenreal.com


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.
SUTTON'S ODD JOBS done right. Painting, fenc-
ing repair and new fence installation, minor re-
pairs. Inside and outside. Paul 752-1428 or 730-
8517; Darrell 751-1560 or 730-0145. 32 years con-
struction experience.
THE ROYAL MAID SERVICE Licensed, bonded,
insured. Professional experienced maids, free
estimate, gift certificates available. Call now,
727-9337 (72-SWEEP).
TREE SERVICE BY BREWER. Topping, trim-
ming, shaping, stump grinding and removals.
Trim palm trees. Insured. Call Phil, 778-6014 or
cell 545-4770.

MAID TO CLEAN: Island resident, professional
house cleaning services. References available.
Call Wendy, 778-0321.

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

HOUSE CLEANING Permanent weekly or bi-
weekly. Experienced, reliable. Call for a free esti-
mate and ask for Marieta, 722-4866.






4e1iS, A9nn MaSrlIFlr & R tate, .
SALES & RENTALS
419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Florida


(941) 778-2291
EVENINGS 778-2632


PO Box 2150
FAX (941) 778-2294

HAVE A SAFE
AND HAPPY
LABOR DAY
HOLIDAY


BOATERS PARADISE
Located on-a beautiful oversized corner lot, this
two or three bedroom, two'bath home is perfect'for
the waterfront buyer; !It features 70 feet of canal
frontage on one of the widest canals on the Island,
a boat dock and plenty of room for a pool. Other
amenities include a one-car garage, extra drive
space on the side street, sprinkler system and it's
zoned duplex. Many possibilities exist for the cre-
ative buyer. Priced at $489,900.


VIDEO TOUR
BROCHURE


Visit our Website at www.betsyhills.com


ISLAND TO AIRPORT September special: Tampa
$69, Sarasota $29, up to four people. Flat rates
anywhere. Saylor Sedan, (941) 685-3233.


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

ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If
it is broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior
discount. Call 778-2581 or 962-6238.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling,
cleanup. Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.


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

SHELL DELIVERED and spread. $27/yard. Haul-
ing: all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free
estimates. Call Larry at 795-7775, cell 720-0770.
STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPING. Installations,
clean-ups, pruning, irrigation, trees, edging, rip-rap,
mulch, rock, patios, shell, seawall fill. Reliable and
insured. 727-5066.
BEACHWALK TOWNHOMES
ONLY TWO BLOCKS
TO THE BEACH -
New townhomes with
S3BR/2.5BA, private back
yards, elevator tower in
place, screened lanai,
hurricane impact window
upgrade and garage.
$484,900, to $499,900
with pool. Call Bob Fittro
today to see these magnifi-
cent newly constructed
'I ; 7, I properties! 778-6066.


REALTORS


PERICO BAY-CLUB 2BR/2BA villa with lovely
lake view. Vaulted ceilings, neutral carpet, five
fans, screened lanai, plus open deck. Breakfast
bar and walk-in closets. Detached one-car ga-
rage, courtyard entry. Won't last! $215,000. Dial
the Duncans at 778-1589, eves.


REALTORS


5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK
E mail: info@smithrealtors.com
Web site: www.smithrealtors.com
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FREE SNOW REMOVAL! Everything else costs ex-
tra. Crushed, wasted shell, gravel, mulch, dirt, and rip
rap delivered and spread. If you're looking for the
lowest price, call any Tom, Mark or Larry. If you want
the job done right the first time, call David Bannigan,
794-6971, cell phone 504-7045.


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

JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. In-house plan designs. State licensed
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 Island refer-
ences, 15 years experience. 778-3526 or 730-
0516.

More ads = More readers for your advertisement.




Call Pat Perryman
(941) 758-7777
(941) 794-8333 (eves)
THE VILLAGE AT HOLMES BEACH.
Just steps to the beach. Hurry -
.l there are only four left. 3BR/2BA,
e it1 1,700 sq.ft. living area. Heated
: pool, close to shopping with
individual garages.

PINE BAY FOREST CONDO
Tropical living with off Island
convenience 3BR/2BA, 1,650
sq.ft. Just a few steps to Palma
Sola Bay. Heated pool, tennis
courts and more.
To view these properties or to find the home of your
dreams. Call Pat Perryman today!

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

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HOURS: Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5
Dimeclons From U.S. 41, travel west on Manatee
Avenue R 64) and across Palma Sol Cause
to Perco sbnd. Town & Country Perico
will be on the left.
www.tchome.com
Limited time offer certain restrictions apply.
'Size restrictions apply.


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

GRIFFITHS' ISLAND PAINT/ paper services: Inte-
rior/exterior painting, pressure washing and wallpa-
per. For prompt, reliable service at reasonable rates,
call Kevin at 778-2996. Husband/wife teari.

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

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

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

More ads = more readers for your advertisement in
The Islander newspaper. Call 778-7978.


DIAL DARCIE DUNCAN!
Your Real Estate Specialist
941-779-0304 1866-779-0304
www.teamduncan.com
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MASON: 26-years experience. Glass-block,
cinderblock, brick, tile. Walls built and repaired.
Cement repairs. Licensed and insured. Chris,
795-3034

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

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

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.

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tile. Unique Options, 752-7758 or 545-6141 (cell).

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Solid surface or mica countertops. Chamber mem-
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ECONOMY KITCHEN and bath. Replace, remodel,
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.

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.

CONDO 2BR FURNISHED, beachfront, heated
pool, fishing dock, seasonal, three-month minimum.
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, office
(352) 242-0167.

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

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

PERICO BAY CLUB 2BR/2BA condo in gated com-
munity, pool, tennis, carport, washer/dryer and lake
view, $950/month, plus utilities. Sunny Shores,
S1BR/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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

DIRECT GULFFRONT: Water's Edge condo.
Beautiful 2BR/2BA available February, March, April
2003 season. Newly remodeled, heated pool, ten-
nis courts. (530) 581-3396.

SEASONAL RENTAL Renovated ground-level
home, steps to beach. Available at 2BR/1BA or
3BR/2BA, cable TV, dishwasher, washer/dryer.
(813) 300-8543 or (813) 990-8543.

NEAR THE BEACH: 1-2BR, newly remodeled,
fully furnished, TV, telephone, kitchen, micro-
wave. $395/week or $1..2o/ lmoulth, plus tax. Call
778-1098.

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A BOATER'S DREAM on Anna Maria Island. 50-
foot dock with full shore power service on deep-
water canal. Fully remodeled 3BR/2BA home. Mas-
ter suite with office/library overlooking water. Slid-
ing glass doors open to trellis and 1,600 square feet
of decking down to dock. Fully fenced back yard.
Pets welcome with deposit. Short-term lease avail-
able. $2,500 per month. Contact owner at 776-0075.

LONGBOAT KEY CONDO Banyon Bay Club, 2BR/
2BA, first-floor unit. Heated pool, tennis, fishing
dock, steps to beach. Available monthly, seasonal
or annually. (203) 481-0000.

1BR, ONE BLOCK to beach. $60/day, three-day
minimum. Tim, 748-2386 or 792-8648 after 5pm.

CANALFRONT HOME Holmes-Beach, 2BR/2BA,
nicely furnished, garage, large screened lanai,
peaceful, nice view, new dock. No pets, non smok-
ing. Weekly, monthly, seasonally. 779-2005.

WALK TO BEACH fully furnished 2BR/2BA home in
beautiful Anna Maria. Non smoking, no pets, please.
Weekly/monthly/seasonally. (810) 695-6379.

VACATION/SEASONAL large Gulffront apartments.
Tropical setting, sundeck, patio, porch, lovely fur-
nished interior, private beach, great location, no
pets. Owner, 778-3143.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA duplex, north end of Anna
Maria, quiet and private. Newly remodeled four
houses from beach. Fenced yard, small pet OK.
$850/month. Phone 778-4837.

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. TTro 4i q
CONDO: HOLMES BEACH furnished 2BR/2BA,
varadion, seasonal or annual, non smoking, close to
everything. Heated pool, tennis court, fishing dock.
795-5845.
BAYFRONT HOME with beach. City of Anna Maria.
Furnished.3BR, immaculate. Available August and
September 779-2241.
ANNUAL RENTALS available on Anna Maria Island
and Perico Bay Club. Priced from $620 to $1,300/
month. Call Island Real Estate, 778-6066.

ANNUAL: 2BR/2BA unfurnished elevated duplex.
Walk to the beach. Available Oct. 1. $785/month.
779-1112.

LARGE ANNUAL: Bradenton Beach, 2BR/2BA,
duplex, carport, storage room, washer/dryer
hookup, new carpet. Glimpse of Gulf. $850/month.
(941) 625-2889.

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


ANNUAL 2BR/1BA unit in Holmes Beach. Short
walk to beach. New appliances. Central heat and air
conditioning. Water and garbage collection in-
cluded. Small pet considered. 778-1193.
ANNA MARIA CITY: 3BR/2.5BA waterfront home,
no-bridge access to bay. Large screened decks,
dock with 12,000 lb. lift. Open plan, many extra fea-
tures, excellent condition. Asking $649,000. Robert
Loomis, licensed broker. Call 779-9200 for appoint-
ment.

ANNUAL RENTALS: Beautiful 2BR/2BA half du-
plex, steps to beach, new ceramic floors, new stove
and refrigerator, washer/dryer hookup, new carport,
no pets $900/month. 2BR/2BA half duplex, new
ceramic floors, $750/month. 2BR/1BA stackable
washer/dryer hookup, $725/month. 1 BR/1BA, neat
clean, no pets, $650/month. Dolores M. Baker Re-
alty, 778-7500.
ANNUAL 2BR/1.5BA elevated duplex with Gulf and
bay views, just steps to beach, $815/month. Also,
2BR/1BA, water included, $700/month. 922-2473.

PANORAMIC VIEWS of Gulf and bay. 3BR/2BA
ground-floor home with screened lanai, two-car
garage. Home on large lot with boat dock. Sea-
sonal: $3,000/month with three-month minimum.
Annual, $1,500/month (boat dock not included).
779-9074, cell (730) 587-4675.

BREATHTAKING VIEW OF GULF. 2BR/2BA
ground-floor condo, heated pool, friendly commu-
nity. Clean and turnkey furnished. Carport. Three-
month minimum. (734) 665-4641.

SEASONAL GROUND-LEVEL DUPLEX, close to
beach. Updated with nice amenities. 2BR/1BA:
$5,700 for January-March or $2,200/month.

Also, 1BR/1BA $4,500 for January-March, or
$1,800/month. Non smoking, no pets. Call (813)
928-5378 for details.
SHORT WALK TO BEACH. 2BR/2BA furnished,
washer/dryer. Available Sept. 1 through Dec. 31.
$800/month, includes utilities. 778-1819.

COMPLETELY RENOVATED 4BR/2BA furnished
ground-floor cottage with garage. Located west of
Gulf Drive in the City of Anna Maria. Seasonal
rental, non smoking, no pets. 779-0025.

EXCEPTIONALLY NICE: 3BR/2BA unfurnished
home with two-car garage and dock. 6601 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. (941) 725-4488.

CANCELLATION! Now available Jan. 1. 3BR/2BA
west of Gulf Drive. Totally remodeled. Tile through-
out, new appliances. Clean, bright and airy. $2,975/
month seasonal, (813) 785-5678.
STEPS TO BEACH. 1 BR/1BA, new tile throughout,
newly painted. Unfurnished. $700/month. Owner
pays water and waste. $1,400 gets you in. 761-
7705 or 704-6354.


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HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL 2BR/2BA, screen lanai,
garage, dock. remodeled in Island style and colors,
tropical landscaping. Nice, quiet area, no pets, non
smoking, $950/month. Also, available furnished.
776-1789.



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 park-
ing spaces, contemporary design, great visibility.
$14/square foot. Can divide. Owner/Realtor, 388-
a 5514 or call 809-4253.

ANNA MARIA CITY waterfront. Quiet north-end ca-
nal with dock and boat lift, 3BR/2BA, formal dining
room, large gourmet kitchen, gas fireplace, wood
floors, low maintenance yard, beautiful landscape
with irrigation. Shows like model home. Selling be-
low 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.

SUN PLAZA WEST condo. 2BR/2BA Gulffront com-
plex. Pool, tennis, covered parking. $425,000. Ma-
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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 din-
ing room. 788 N. Shore Drive. $689,000. Shown by
appointment only, call Lori, 322-8335.

WEST OF GULF DRIVE Steps to beach, luxury Is-
land retreat. Top of the line throughout. Exquisitely
turnkey furnished. One large master suite, two
baths. Gulf views. $650,000. Carol R. Williams, Bro-
ker, C&C Real Estate, 744-0700.

ANNA MARIA 4,300-square-foot, multi-use residen-
tial/retail office. 2,200 square-foot elevated, 2,160-
square-foot ground level. Built 1983. $549,900. Of-
fers 761-2457.

ONE BLOCK TO BEACH. Experience the magic of
Island living in this charming Holmes Beach 2BR
beach cottage with attached garage. Completely
renovated. Priced to sell at $299,900. Call Denise
Langlois, Coldwell Banker 751-1155. ML81214.

WANTED TO PURCHASE: Two absolute Gulffront
condos north of Manatee Public Beach. Out-of-state
buyers waiting. Call Geoff Wall, Realtor, Wedebrock
Real Estate, 778-0700.

HOME WITH IN-LAW suite and 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, Wagner
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heated'pool and spa. Excellent rental!
$299,500. Call Lynn Hostetler at 778-
4800 or 720-5876.


COMPLETELY RE-DONE TRIPLEX A
stone's throw to the beach. Upstairs unit has
wonderful Gulf views. Not a penny spared with
the updates. Tons of charm and character.
$559,000. Call Jane Grossman or Nicole
Skaggs at 778-4800 or 795-5704.


TROPICAL HORIZONS Large 2BR condo
in choice Holmes Beach area. Walk to
shopping and restaurants. Very close to
the beach with some Gull ,.;eC.': Ro:i:l:.p
sundeck. $415,000. Call Denny Rauschl at
778-4800, 725-3934.



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BEACHFRONT CONDO at Anna Maria Is-
land Club. 2BR/2BA with wide-open Gulf
view. Turnkey furnished. Heated pool and
sauna. Great rental history. $549,000. Call
Dave Jones or Dick Maher at 778-4800 or
800-237-2252.


OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY: Bayfront Paradise, 8021
Marina Dive, Holmes Beach. 4BR/2BA, plus guest
quarters, pool, lush tropical landscape, deep dock-
age, very private. $1,150,000. Open 1-4pm, Sept. 1
Yvonne Higgins, Wagner Realty, 720-3879.

BEAUTIFUL CANALFRONT LOT in prestigious
northern Anna Maria. Direct bay access, no bridges.
Quiet cul-de-sac. 75-by-151-foot lot (11,350 square
feet). 516 Kumquat. For sale by owner, $419,000. E-
mail: Oliverzorn@web.de.

BRADENTON BEACH DUPLEX: 1BR/1BA each
side. Steady rental income. $229,000. Marina Pointe
Realty, 779-0732.

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

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. $39,500
or make offer. View at Web site: geocities.com/
houseboat_sunseeker or call 778-3526.

HOLIDAY DEADLINE: Classifieds ads must be in
by NOON Friday for Wednesday Sept. 4 issue.


Real Estate
REALTORS


WEST OF GULF DRIVE Steps
to the beach, luxury Island re-
treat, top of the line throughout.
Exquisitely turnkey furnished.
One large master suite, two
baths, Gulf views. Priced at
$650,000.


[3 Carol R. Williams, Broker/Realtor, 744-0700 720-7761
nEAtiO "


Near the Beach
2BR/1.5BA.Villa
$229,900


Mariners Cove
Condo and
Boat Slip.
3BR/2BA
$439,900

Incredible Gulf and
Bay views!
Anna Maria Beach-
Front Home.
$899,500


.Invest in a
Life Style....
:I Invest in
SAnna Maria!


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53 YEARS OF DISTINCTIVE ISLAND SERVICE

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NORTH SHORE DRIVE Own a piece of north
Anna Maria Island with this 3 BR charmer just
one block from the beach. Rent or renovate.
$485,000. Gary or Cindy LaFlamme 778-0700


BOATER'S DREAM HOME Key West home
on large private lot, water views, high ceilings,
open floor plan. Covered slip and 3+ deep
slips. $1,750,000. John Hines 778-0700.


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BRING YOUR BOAT! Spectacular unob-
structed water view. Unique 1 BR/1 BA condo
in Palma Sola Harbor. Dock your boat at your
back door. $150,000 Becky Smith & Elfi
Starrett, 778-0700


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BAYVIEW TERRACE 2BR ground-floor in
(rarely available) bayfront complex. Steps to
beach. $175,000. Gail Tutewiler 778-0700.


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


AFFORDABLE NAUTICAL LIVING. Garden
villa, split 2BR/2BA, deep-water docking avail-
able. Minutes to beaches. Move right in, main-
tenance free! $110,250. Geoff Wall, 778-0700



BERMUDA BAY -
CLUB,
Beautifully furnished
3BR townhouses
with pool and direct
beach and bay ac-
cess. $900/week or
$2,700/month.


LAUREL OAK PARK. New executive 4BR/
3BA pool home. Cul-de-sac, private, lakefront
location. $357,353. Elfi Starret & Becky
Smith, 778-0700


: SUNSET TERRACE.
2 BR condos on the
beach with direct Gulf t 7 -
views, tropical pool and
all the amenities of
home. Enjoy the spec- Bi
.- ." tacular sunsets. $900/
week, $2500/month.


SANDY POINTE.
Centrally located 2BR
condos with pool.
Short walk to shop-
ping, dining and
beach. All units nicely
furnished. $750/
week, $1600/month.


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SPACIOUS ISLAND HOME 4BR+ den.
Close to beach. Boat slip available. $439,000.
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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EUROPEAN JOURNAL
By Michael Ashley / Edited by Will Shortz


Across
1 Isn't lavish
8 Tests by lifting
13 Big-eared animal
18 Explodes
20 Indifferent to right and.
wrong
22 Deplete
23 "Murmansk: Fabulous
hotel! Living in "
25 Big gold and cocoa
exporter
26 Special performances
27 Zilch
28 Base lines?
30 "Dundee: Terrible food.
We "
37 Agcy. replaced by the
N.R.C.
40 Worthless amount
41 Formal orders
42 Skillful
45 Persists doggedly
47 Pates
48 "Whew!"
50 "Glasgow: Awful weather.
It
52 Healthful
53 "Little" girl of a Bob Dylan
song
54 Have
55 Free pass, of a sort
57 Home, to a sci-fi fan
58 Hells Canyon locale
61 Ceded
63 Quickly
64 Like some answers
67 "Copenhagen: Insulted by
clerk. But we wouldn't

70 Yearbook sect.


Valley girl's comeback
Least sweet
Prepares for takeoff,
say
Key
Cop's target
Comedian Margaret
Pepsis, e.g.
Goes back over
"Helsinki: At the bank


to "
91 Under way
.92 Clinton secretary of
defense
94 Media figure
Huffington
95 Mount
96 Blakley of "Nashville"
97 Battle stat.
98 Moniker
99 "Prague: At the bank
again, buying __
104 Center of Las Vegas
action
107 Prefix with metric
108 Othello's undoer
112 Hindu"Mr."
113 "Pamplona: At last!
Relax and _"
120 Relative of an Eskimo
121 Large sea ducks
122 From here to eternity
123 Monopoly income
124 Steered clear, in short
125 Freshens

Down
1 They report to Lts.
2 Small salmon
3 Equipment for
catching a 2-Down
4 Long Island town
5 Degree involving
courses in mktg. and
mgmt.
6 Appear, with "up"


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TUMPED? 1-9


7 Bribe
8 John Carpenter horror
classic
9 Six-foot runner
10 TV staple since 1986
11 Broadway play about
Capote
12 Famed Manhattan
eatery
13 Headed for the hills
14 Some seaters
15 Rise up
16 Part of an old inscription
17 Shade of white
19 Lisa"
21 Birthplace of Antoine de
Saint-Exupery
24 Robust
29 Knot
31 Put out
32 It may be under a board
33 Albacore
34 Russian river
35 Clean
36 Shakes, for short
37 Squad cars get them, in
brief
38 1969 jazz album
39 Campus figure
43 Site of one of the Seven
Wonders of the Ancient
World
44 Not just a brat
46 Period of rationing: Abbr.
47 See 118-Down
48 Scott of TV's "Enter-
prise"
49 Actor Phillippe and
others
51 Treasure-hunting kids in
a 1985 movie
52 Pondered, in a way
55 Part of 46-Down
56 First, Second or Third:
Abbr.
59 Put on
60 Dwelled (on)


61 Conned
62 Eucharist vessel
64 Figure skating category
65 Loan application blank
66 Charge
68 Poetic contraction
69 Recipe amt.
72 Brings to light
75 Book of prophecies
76 Rec room staple
78 Baked side dish
80 Most inferior in quality
81 2,000-year-old Chinese
dynasty
83 Force
84 One of the Freuds


85 Impediment
87 _Creek (1864
Virginia battle site)
88 "Moonstruck"
actress
89 Up for it
90 Playwright Bogosian
92 Newspaper part:
Abbr.
93 Wee hour
96 Not outstanding
100 Good thing to catch
101 TV drama set in Las
Vegas
102 Kind of defense
103 Society (super-


high I.Q. group)
104 Lift provider
105 Robust
106 Possible nickname for
Scrooge
109 Bunches
110 Reason for an NC-17
rating, maybe
111 Has loans
114 Star Wars inits.
115 Math journal letters
116 Museum decoration
117 New Deal prog.
118 With 47-Down, TV
staple of lqno-o2
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2BA + 4-room bonus area under A/C. Enjoy beau-
tiful sunsets from this Key West style island home.
Walk to gorgeous white sand beaches. $339,900.
MLS#83713. Chard Winheim, 778 2261.


SUNBOW BAY woih excellent waler .lews ot lca-
goon and Iniracoa.ial waterway 2BR2EA. eai.
in kilchen, lois c1l storage Two blocks io iln sit
Holmes Bea.n sand ,,, ceacnes $25-.900i
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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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