Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992) ( October 16, 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: October 16, 2002


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

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Skimming the news ... Fishers are seeing red in bays, Gulf... see page 27.

I Anna Maria



"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"

Anna Maria

losing bayside

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
While money and publicity was poured into the
recent beach renourishment project in Anna Maria that
resulted in about 120 feet of more beach and sand on
the Gulf of Mexico side of the city, the sandy shoreline
along the Tampa Bay side of the city between the Rod
& Reel Pier and Bean Point is quietly disappearing, and
has been for years, residents there say.
So much sand has been lost in some areas along the
city's northeast shore that at high tide water routinely
splashes into back yards of houses along North Shore '
Drive, residents there say. During tropical storms, the
waves crash against the homes. In some cases, only a
few feet of sand separate Tampa Bay from dwellings
valued in the upper six figures or more.
Just 10 years ago, there was as much as 20 feet of
sand between the water and some of the houses,
claimed one North Shore Drive resident.
There may be a solution to bring back the shore-
line, but like a lot of things in Anna Maria, the good
news comes literally in this case with a dose of
salt water.
"We could petition the county to be included in the
next beach renourishment project," said homeowner
Joan Dickinson of North Shore Drive, "but that's not
for another seven years. By then, some of us could be
in Tampa Bay."
Actually, said Manatee County Environmental

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Marina owner discusses 'other projects'

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Amid reports the Holmes Beach Marina on 52nd
Street will be sold for condominium development,
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore confirmed that
she and City Attorney Patricia Petruff held a 30-minute
meeting with marina owner Brian Quartermain and
attorney, Ken Ward, to discuss the city's future plans

Meeting planned

to discuss AME

The public is invited to attend a meeting with
Manatee County school board officials and Anna
Maria Elementary School Principal Tim Kolbe at
9 a.m. Oct. 17 in the auditorium.
School officials will discuss the possibility of
saving the school's auditorium from being re-
placed with a combined cafeteria and auditorium.
School board officials told Kolbe that the
cost to replace the auditorium would be roughly
$625,000. So far the school has raised $5,600 and
is seeking substantial monetary pledges.
For more information, call the school's ad-
ministrative office at 708-5525.

for 52nd Street. The meeting was requested by
Quartermain, Whitmore said.
Quartermain, however, never mentioned any con-
dominiums or a specific project, Whitmore said, "just
that they were thinking of other projects with build-
ings" and they asked if the city would ever consider
vacating that street.
"We told him the city has never done that except
when we built city hall," Whitmore said.
She said she told Quartermain and Ward that the
city plans to use the end of 52nd Street past the marina
for the Havercoast Basin retention pond.
"We told them they can always take their request
to the city commission, but we didn't ask them about
any specific project," Whitmore said.
She said Ward claimed to own two pieces of prop-
erty in Holmes Beach. A search of the Manatee County
tax appraiser's office records found two pieces of prop-
erty in Holmes Beach at 3005 Ave. F owned by a
Vincent K. Ward Jr.
Several months ago, Quartermain denied to The
Islander that the marina had been sold, but one source
who asked not to be identified said the marina is under
contract for sale to Ward.
Quartermain, however, is no stranger to city hall.
tie was recently embroiled in a dispute with the city's
code enl'orcelent board over code violations at the
_ property, some of which dated back to the previous
owner, Quartermain had claimed.
Those problems have since been resolved.

I appenmgg

Goings on...

much ado
From chamber doings to politics, there's
plenty to do on Anna Maria Island in the
week ahead.
Of special political note: a chance to hob-
nob with Florida's former first lady Rhea
Chiles and meet Democratic candidates on
the Nov. 5 election ballot at the Sandbar res-
taurant Thursday.
Friday marks the start of the Haunted
House in Bradenton Beach, Saturday is the
kids Fish-A-Thon at the Bradenton Beach
fishing pier, a porch sale at Island Players,
and an off-island golf tournament and Island
street festival both sponsored by the Anna
Maria Island Chamber of Commerce.
Check the announcements and "Islander
Calendar" inside for more ... much more!


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Villa Rosa will be Island's first gated community

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Confirming what Anna Maria city commissioners and
Mayor SueLynn were concerned would happen when
they gave preliminary approval for the Villa Rosa subdi-
vision in June, the developers have now acknowledged
they plan on a gated entrance to the private community.
When the city commission gave the project pre-
liminary plat approval in June, developers Steve
Noriega and Robert Byrne were undecided about a
gated entrance for the South Bay Boulevard project.
Mayor SueLynn and other commissioners had opposed
the gate as "elitist," but legally could not require its
elimination from the project.
At the Oct. 7 Anna Maria planning and zoning
board meeting to discuss a proposed sign advertising
site location reservations at Villa Rosa, developer Steve

Noriega confirmed to the board that the plan is for a
gated community and the 4-foot-by-8-foot wood sign
would advertise Villa Rosa as "The premier [gated
community] featuring only 15-19 luxury Mediterra-
nean-style deep-water canalfront homes."
Planning and zoning board chairman Doug Copeland
said the proposal meets the code, and reminded board
members they were not addressing the construction aspect
of the sign, just making a recommendation.
Noriega said the sign "won't be gaudy," just a basic
plywood sign with appropriate landscaping around it.
The board recommended approval of the sign, sub-
ject to the requirements of a construction permit.
When the board then turned to its continuing dis-
cussion of changes in the city's land development ad-
ministrative procedures, Noriega suggested a workshop
with area developers to provide input on revisions.


Anna Maria City
Oct. 16, 11:30. a.m., safety committee meeting.
Oct. 16, 7 p.m., occupational license workshop.
Oct. 21,7 p.m., code enforcement meeting.
Oct. 22, 10 a.m., bidders conference meeting.
Oct. 24, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,

Bradenton Beach
Oct. 17, 1 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda:
public comment, West Coast Inland Navigation Dis-
trict grant discussion, request for waiver of 90-day pro-
bation for police officer, salary resolution, investment
of city.funds discussion, local law enforcement block
grant application discussion, DeSoto Bottle Boat Re-
gatta special event application request, consent agenda
and commission reports.
Oct. 23, 5:30 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting.
Oct. 24, 5:05 p.m., special city commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,

Holmes Beach
Oct. 17, 10 a.m., code enforcement board meeting.
Oct. 22, 7 p.m., city commission meeting with work
session immediately following.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,

Of Interest
Oct. 17, 6 p.m., West Manatee Fire & Rescue District
Commission meeting, 6001 Marina Drive, Holmes
Oct. 17, 6:30 p.m., Coalition of Barrier Island Elected
Officials meeting, Holmes Beach City Hall.
Oct. 21, 3 p.m., Island Transportation Planning Com-
mission rli._-- Ii-. Bradenton Beach City Hall.
Oct. 23, 6:30 p.m., 'The-Islander political forum for
mayoral candidates in Holmes Beach, Holmes Beach
City Hall.
Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m., The Islander political forum for
mayoral candidates for Ward 4 Bradenton Beach City
Commission, Bradenton Beach City Hall.

"Make it clear to them what you want to do," said
Noriega. They should want to assist, he said.
Indeed, said Copeland, we're not here to make
things harder for developers, but easier. Noriega said
he'd be happy to attend a workshop.
Asked what suggestion he might make to the land-
development code, Noriega said Anna Maria is the
only city he's found in Florida that does not allow the
developer to "bond out" after preliminary approval.
He explained that this procedure calls for the de-
veloper to purchase a performance bond on behalf of
the city that ensures that if the developer fails to deliver
the promised infrastructure, for whatever reason, the
city will get the money to complete the project.
In turn, said Noriega, the developer can use the
bond as a basis to start selling lots.
Because there is no such provision in the city's
codes at present, developers must work "out-of-
pocket" until final plat approval, Noriega indicated.
But another major development in Anna Maria
isn't likely, Noriega said. There aren't too many vacant
parcels remaining, he said.
"I don't see much development in the future and
it would be rare to put together 10 to 15 connecting lots,
then have a new development," he noted.
It might be rare, said Copeland, but he knows of
two remaining vacant parcels in the city where such a
development is possible.
What's more likely to happen, said Copeland, is for
a developer to put three or four connecting lots together
for a small project.
Board members agreed on four basic sections for
a review plan: pre-application review, preliminary plat
approval, a development order, and final plat approval.
During the next three weeks, board members will
prepare draft outlines of each of the four sections, tak-
ing input from Noriega and other developers along with
applicable land development procedures from other
municipalities such as Longboat Key.
Noriega suggested that in its draft review, the
board deal with the process of platting lots in a devel-
opment, and the issue of a temporary sales center.

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Consolidation of building departments considered

With a vacancy in Anna Maria City, and a
possibility of Building Offical Bob Welch's depar-
ture from Bradenton Beach, mayors of the Island
cities are considering consolidating building de-
partments on the Island.
Bradenton Beach city commissioners last
week reluctantly agreed to let Mayor John Chappie


discuss the merger of duties with Anna Maria Mayor
SueLynn and Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore.
Anna Maria Building Official George McKay was
denied credentials as the city's building official in an ap-
plication/notification process which is being pondered by

the state and the city. Welch has been offered ajob for
more money in a Pinellas County city.
"The turnover in building officials in
Bradenton Beach and Anna Maria is awful,"
Chappie said, adding that the city has seen five
building officials in the past eight years.
No details of the consolidation have been set.

Beaches on bay eroding

Systems Manager Charlie Hunsicker, residents along
that part of the city's eastern shore can't be included in
any county beach renourishment project.
Unlike Bean Point, said Hunsicker, "That area is
not considered a highly erodable coastline of Florida"
by the state and federal governments because it's not
part of the Gulf of Mexico. "We would not be able to
secure a grant to renourish that area."
Hunsicker explained that he had told Dickinson
and other North Shore Drive residents that they could
petition the county to dredge extra sand during the next
renourishment project, but it would be up to those resi-
dents or the city to finance moving the sand from the
beach side of Anna Maria to the affected bayfront ar-
But whether the area is erodable coastline or not
seems to be debatable. Former Anna Maria Planning
and Zoning Board Chairman Tom Turner, who lives on
North Shore Drive, said he was told some 30 years ago
by a state official that the Gulf of Mexico extends down
to the Rod & Reel pier. Turner acknowledged, how-
ever, that he can't remember which agency provided
that information.
Whether the area is considered part of the Gulf of
Mexico or Tampa Bay, something needs to be done
soon. The sand is disappearing at a faster rate than ever
following the beach renourishment project earlier this
year, Dickinson said.
"Right after they dug that big hole in the Gulf of
Mexico [about a half mile off the northwest point of
Anna Maria Island], I noticed the sand had disappeared
from around the rocks," said Dickinson. "It used to be
you couldn't see those rocks.
"I used to have a 5-foot drop between my seawall
and the sand. Now, the water comes right to the top.
That's never happened before."
North Shore Drive resident Jim Conoly agreed
there used to be five to 10 feet of sandy shoreline in the
area, but it really started disappearing after the beach
renourishment project. Turner said there was a good
beach along that portion of the coast as recently as four
or five years ago.
"This is a very severe problem for us," said
Dickinson. Unfortunately, a lot of homes along North
Shore Drive are owned by non-residents as rental proper-
ties and organizing a joint renourishment effort is difficult.
"They don't see the problem. All they see is that a
beach in the back of their house will bring tourists. So
they don't want to give up any rights," she said.

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True waterfront home
Sea water encroaches over the rocks at this North Shore Drive home in Anna Maria during high tide, coming
within just afew feet of the rear porch. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

Dickinson predicted that absentee owners will
think it's a big problem the day their house falls into the
Another beach renourishment is not expected for
five to seven years, Hunsicker said, although prelimi-
nary planning has already begun.
In the meantime, there's little the county can do to
stop this section of shoreline from eroding.
Likewise, Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn is unaware
of any specific program the city could utilize to help
affected residents.
Property owners, however, are free to obtain their
own permits and pay for groins, rocks, sand or what-
ever the state will allow in front of their house.to keep
the water at bay.
"Individual permitting is possible," said Rick
Spadoni of Coastal Planning and Engineering of Boca
Raton, the engineering firm hired by Manatee County
to oversee the most recent renourishment project.
"But that's an expensive proposition. It also in-

volves getting state and federal permits. And if the prob-
lem is sand migration, a few truckloads of sand won't
stop it," he said.
Most sand along Florida west coast barrier islands
moves from north to south, he explained, and it's not
uncommon to see the north end of a barrier island lose
sand while the south end collects it.
Spadoni also discounted claims the borrow pit,
which was dug about 2,000 feet off the northwest end of
the Island for the renourishment project, has caused any
loss of sand on the bay side.
"That wouldn't be the case. The sand on the bay side
is coming from Egmont Key and is swept off the south
end of Tampa Bay down past Anna Maria Island," he
Additionally, when a north wind sweeps across an
open Tampa Bay, larger waves strike the north end of
the Island than the south end. "These waves would af-
fect that part of the Island's shoreline more than other
locations," Spadoni added.
"The shape of the Island is changing naturally. Sand
is being lost in some areas and gained in others. People
can either choose to fight the changing landscape or let
nature take its course," he said.
And claims that the Tampa Bay/Sarasota Bay side
of the city used to have a very wide beach in some ar-
eas don't hold "water" with some longtime residents.
"There was never much of a beach along the bay
side," said one resident who has lived in Anna Maria
since the 1930s. "When I was growing up, the sand
would be covered by water on the bay side at high tide,"
she said. There might have been five or 10 feet of sand
in just a few places, but never much more and not ev-
erywhere until one got to Bean Point, she said.
"Of course, there were no houses on North Shore Drive
at that time, just on Bay Boulevard," the woman said.
As more and more houses appeared on the water's
edge, the woman said she and her mother always won-
dered about the risk people were taking when they
bought or built on North Shore.
"Nature has a way of changing this Island," she said.
A photo at Anna Maria City Hall taken in the 1950s
shows what appears to be approximately 10 to 15 feet
of sand along the shore from the site of the present-day
Rod & Reel Pier to Bean Point.


Political signs

violate codes in

Bradenton Beach

By Paul Roat
Call it the battle of the signs in Bradenton Beach.
With the election for the Ward 4 city commission
seat about three weeks away, both incumbent Commis-
sioner Mollie Sandberg and challenger Anna O'Brien
have been covering the city with signs touting their
respective campaigns.
O'Brien got a head start on the sign front, putting
bright yellow signs up earlier this month. Sandberg hit
the front yards last weekend.
And the sign battle started Monday when City
Commissioner Dawn Baker dropped off a letter to The
Islander. "I am ashamed to find that in our city there
are signs being stolen from properties of those who are
supporting Anna O'Brien," Baker wrote.
"Ms. O'Brien was visited by code enforcement
the first day her signs went up (while Mrs. Sandberg,
also running in Ward 4, was in Hawaii) telling her
that she was only allowed one sign per property,"
Baker continued. "Now, Mollie Sandberg's signs are
showing up in multiples on single properties and
some of those multiples have been put there by our
own Mayor John Chappie, so more than one must be
Code Enforcement Officer Dawn Betts said the
city code calls for one sign per property. "I noticed
there were some signs today that appeared to be in vio-
lation," she said, adding that she would be informing
the candidates.
Both candidates admitted they had some viola-
tions, but that the problems were being resolved even
as they spoke.
"The code enforcement officer called me today"
about the signs, O'Brien said, "and I called one prop-
erty owner who had two signs in his yard and he im-
mediately corrected the problem."
She said she had calls out to the only other two-
sign property she knew of to have that problem cor-
"I certainly hope if my signs are not in compliance,
I will be notified and I will correct it," O'Brien added.
"When the signs went up, people got overly exu-
berant" in their placement, Sandberg said of her
signage. "We will check our signs every day to make

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sure they are in the right place and are all right."
Chappie admitted that he had put up several of
Sandberg's signs "and some were questionable." He
said he had toured the city after hearing from Betts
and had corrected any of the Sandberg "question-

able" signs.
So what about the stolen O'Brien signs?
"I know of one resident who said last Friday one
of my signs disappeared," O'Brien said, "so I took him
another one."

Talking mayors are 'out of order'

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn was just trying to
keep city residents informed when she told the city
commission Oct. 12 that although the city building
official job opening was not an agenda item, she has
discussed the possibility of an interlocal agreement for
a common building official among all threeIsland cit-
ies with Mayor Carol Whitmore of Holmes Beach and
Bradenton Beach Mayor John Chappie.
The talks come at a time when Anna Maria has no
building official and the current Bradenton Beach of-
ficial, Bob Welch, may be leaving the Island for an-
other job.
"We're just in the talking stage, no decision has
been made," stressed SueLynn.
Whitmore said Holmes Beach, which has two cer-
tified building officials and recently hired a third as an
inspector, is currently handling inspections for both
Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach. Welch is presently
on vacation.
Using common building inspectors might be
"more cost efficient" and avoid any "power struggle"
Whitmore asserted. It's just something to look at and
if it doesn't work, the idea can be canceled, she added.
"We're just trying to save Island taxpayers
money," and ensure all three cities are covered by a
building official, said Chappie.
Talks are still preliminary and city attorneys from
each municipality would have to work out a number of
issues, said Chappie, and each city commission would
have to approve any agreement.
But public discussion of a non-agenda item and

talk of saving taxpayers money didn't appear to sit well
with at least one Anna Maria resident.
"Out of order," cried Rick DeFrank when the
mayor asked for public comment on the issue.
"This whole conversation is out of order," claimed
DeFrank, and he said he's tired of items being con-
stantly added to the city agenda without informing the
Further, he asserted the three mayors may have
broken Florida's Sunshine Law by talking among
Relax Rick, said SueLynn. "We're just exploring.
Nothing's been decided." The city commission and the
public would still have to discuss any proposed agree-
Commissioner John Quam said the mayors should
return to the commission when they've got an agree-
ment for discussion.

Gerald Smelt of the Tampa Bay Regional Planning
Council presented the city's Community Vision Plan,
which was put together by the TBRPC with input
gained in three meetings with city residents in Septem-
The plan, which cost the city $10,600, is "not regu-
latory, only advisory," said Smelt.
When some members of the audience complained
about the language and content, SueLynn reminded
them that "this is only a guide, a vision. Just because
it's in here doesn't mean it's going to happen."
"It's only what a majority of those who attended
(the meetings) voted for," said Smelt.

Beach renourishment
Manatee County Ecosystems Manager Charlie
Hunsicker updated the commission on the status of
beach renourishment.
The county has now applied for a permit from the
Florida Department of Environmental Protection for a
post and rope fence around selected areas of the beach
that will be revegetated in-order to build up the sand
Hunsicker said an accretion area of stagnant water
along the beach near Elm Street in the city could be
fixed in less than an hour, but that area is "outside our
permit." He said affected property owners have to grant
the county a "temporary construction easement" to
place and operate a bulldozer on the beach.
"Then we could solve the problem."
City resident Tim Eisler said the erosion at Bean
Point "has accelerated" since the beach renourishment
project and suggested an "independent coastal engi-
neer" be used to provide an answer.
But the county's coastal engineer, Rick Spadoni of
Coastal Planning and Engineering in Boca Raton, said
the erosion at Bean Point is not the result of the beach
renourishment borrow pit, which was dug about 2,000
feet off the northwest portion of the Island.
Eisler still wondered how the city can find out
what's causing the erosion.
Hunsicker said residents of Bean Point worried
about beach erosion will be afforded the opportunity to
join the next beach renourishment project, which won't
take place for another five to seven years. Most had


Salary increase rejected for building official

By Paul Roat
Wishing him "good luck," Bradenton Beach city
commissioners reached a consensus to reject a proposal
by Bob Welch that would increase his building official
salary and avoid his taking an offer for a higher pay-
ing job.
Welch proposed to take his wife off his city-paid
insurance plan and roll the savings into his salary as a
means for him to gain a raise.
Welch told commissioners he had been offered a
job as building official in South Pasadena in Pinellas
County for $52,000 a year. He told The Islander he was
paid $47,000 a year in Bradenton Beach. "I'd like to
stay here," he said, "but I'd like to negotiate a better
deal with the city."
Welch also applied for the building official posi-
tion in Anna Maria City, which was advertised with a

salary up to $55,000 annually.
Bradenton Beach commissioners met last week to
discuss Welch's request for a raise.
"I will be real blunt," Commissioner Bill Arnold
said. "I won't pull any punches. My point is I don't
want this city put into any more situations where we are
held hostage. Bob came from Anna Maria and now
may go back to Anna Maria. I feel like I'm in a ping-
pong game. I want to wish Bob good luck and if he
wants to go somewhere else and can get more money,
"I don't like having our feet held to the fire," Com-
missioner Dawn Baker said, "but I would like to have
more continuity in the building department."
"I don't like it that three days into the budget year
Bob came forward asking for a raise," said Mayor John
Chappie. "I believe it would send a terrible message to

the other department heads and staff" to grant Welch's
Chappie reminded commissioners of a statement
Welch made during budget deliberations in May 2001,
that "it was not his intention to be paid more than other
department heads that have been with the city longer,
that he didn't feel that it would be fair ... that he would
never ask for a raise that would make him exceed the
salaries of those department heads and that the com-
mission could take that as his personal word," accord-
ing to the minutes of that meeting.
"I think we should-wish him well and hope he will
be happy," said Commissioner Mollie Sandberg of
Welch's request for more money.
"So do we have a consensus that an increase in sal-
ary for the building official is not an option?" Chappie
asked commissioners, to a unanimous chorus of "yes."

Anna Maria meeting

opted not to join the recently completed renourishment
project because of the easement requirement, he said.

Traffic engineer
The city needs a traffic engineer because its contract
with the Manatee County Sheriffs Office states that the
MCSO deputy in charge of the station will not perform the
duties of traffic engineer for the city, the mayor said.
The city's code, however, says the chief law en-
forcement officer in the city will be the traffic engineer,
so the code has to be changed. At the same time, the
city needs a traffic engineer to address a number of traf-
fic and parking issues.
Quam suggested the mayor look into "piggy back-
ing" with the county on this issue.
SueLynn mentioned a letter written by a member
of the public to Manatee County Administrator Ernie
Padgett complaining that the Anna Maria traffic situ-
ation was "non-standard and questionable." She said
that was not the case.

Former City Commissioner Jay Hill, however,
drew a laugh from the audience when he said "non-
standard and questionable have been the norm here."
He also noted he had asked the mayor to determine
why three new "no parking" signs were erected along
Palm Avenue recently, apparently without any com-
mission approval.
While he has been waiting for an answer, two more
"no parking" signs have been erected along Palm Av-
enue, also apparently without city permission.
The mayor promised to investigate and get Hill an

Anonymous complaints
There was some discussion about the city accept-
ing anonymous code violation complaints.
Code Enforcement Officer Gerry Rathvon said
there is a fear of retaliation among some people and
complaining anonymously protects them. The mayor
noted Rathvon is obligated to followup on a complaint,
whether it is signed or anonymous.
Dale Woodland disagreed. People should be re-
quired to put their name on a complaint.
Jim DePoore added that anonymous complaints

encourage "pettiness and maliciousness."
Georgia van Cleave said people should know who
is accusing them while Diane Caniff said anonymous
complaints should be allowed.
The mayor eventually said she would ask City At-
torney Jim Dye for a legal opinion.

Anna Maria charter review
work session Oct. 22
The Anna Maria City Commission will hold its
first workshop session to review a proposed new char-
ter for the city Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m.
The proposals, drafted by the city's charter review
committee during the past seven months, include chang-
ing the date of city elections from February to November,
eliminating the mayor from the city commission and cre-
ating a fifth commission seat, empowering the mayor to
hire and fire city staff, and creation of a city administra-
tive officer position to serve under the mayor.
The city commission must approve any proposals to
change the charter before they can be placed on the bal-

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inspiring our respect for those who defend it.
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Two big challenges face Islanders at present. Fore-
most among families and friends of Anna Maria El-
ementary School is raising money to retain the school's
auditorium in the midst of a $7 million board-funded
construction budget.
No auditorium, the Manatee County School Board
No way, the school says. At the least, the school is
hoping for a reprieve from the board's restrictive policy
$125 per square foot for remodeling the existing
5,000-square-foot structure.
The board says the community must show its will-
ingness to fund the remodeling of the auditorium, if it
is to remain part of the new "campus." That translates
to a need for pledges of $200,000 toward the $625,000
total cost by Jan. 1, 2003.
Yes, it's a big challenge. But maybe we can do it
if we try hard enough.
Indeed, it is a challenge. But Principal Tim Kolbe
and the school community should be patient and per-
sist with collecting pledges.
Join The Islander in pledging to save the auditorium.
Call 708-5525, or write Kolbe at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach FL 34217. If everyone pitches in, large or small, we
can make it to the top. Like sky rockets!

Challenge No. 2
Don't blame us for saying it, for shouting it over
and over. For 10 years. No whispering here. Consoli-
date something!
The revolving door for building officials in recent
years, the potential departure of Bob Welch from the
building department in Bradenton Beach and the de-
bacle in Anna Maria to keep the job filled not to
mention the city's degrading situation over George
McKay, who found himself with no credentials while
the city wound up with no building official would
seem to demand a new solution to old problems.
Is it possible this could be the golden opportunity
to practice consolidating one of the many city services
that seem appropriate for such close proximity the
various building departments?
Could time-tracking and proper management result
in a multi-city building department that could function
with efficiency, professional results and still be respon-
sible to the individual needs of the cities?
Is it possible another benefit would eventually be
uniform Island land-development codes?
Let's see if the Island mayors and commissioners
can work something out this time.

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About that 'trolley'
This letter is in reply to Carol M. Spencer, (The
Islander, Oct. 9), Anna Maria. Most of what you say is
true. But it would also be true that the Manatee County
bus system could satisfy the same needs.
This so-called "trolley" is very noisy and very dis-
turbing. Every 20 minutes this roar like a taxiing jet
passes my residence and blocks out conversation and
any other vocal input. It seems strange that other towns
have the same types of vehicles and they are much
quieter. Being diesel powered is not an excuse for noise
pollution. The county buses are diesel powered and
they are much quieter.
Incidentally, for all those who call this vehicle a
"trolley," please note: The American Railroad Catalog
of Rolling Stock and Tractive Power defines a trolley
as a self-propelled electrically powered car that runs on
city streets, usually guided by a rail system and does
not need to be steered. Larger cars of the same nature
are called interurban railways and usually run between
So stop calling this motor bus disguised as a
trolley a "trolley." It's nothing more than a truck chas-
sis with a simulated trolley decor.
"The truth will set us free" (anonymous).
Robert Klauss, Holmes Beach

Oops! He's staying north
Thank you for publishing the article on Reynard's
and Rotary Sept. 18, 2002. It again stirred up memo-
ries of Islanders from teenagers to senior citizens en-
joying meals and meetings at the Yacht Club (now
gone but not forgotten).
One little detail: Without my permission you moved
me a bit south from Anna Maria to Holmes Beach.
I would be glad to live in any of the Island's three
cities. However, Elizabeth and I have lived in Anna Maria
for 56 years and have raised three great kids here.
We plan to make it permanent, at least for awhile.

After all there's something quite lyrical about "Anna
Maria City on Anna Maria Island" that the other two
can't match, as "fitten" as they both are.

Thanks school walkers
The Anna Maria Elementary School Parents-On-
Patrol safety watch group would like to thank everyone
who participated in the Oct. 2 National Walk/Bike
Your Kid to School Day.
Students could be seen and heard walking to AME
chanting "Good morning, good morning, it's good to
see ya. We're going to school to learn and grow. It's
walk to school day now you know!"
It was a fun event for all who participated and POP
would like to thank those who helped make it happen.
Sincere thanks go to Troy Salisbury, Manatee
County bicycle and safety coordinator, Jean
Schoemaker from Safekids.org, Anna Maria Island
Garden Club members Margarite and Bob Carrick,
Katherine VanZile and her husband, Tammy and
Beverly at Rader's Reef, Ingrid from Keep Manatee
Beautiful, the Holmes Beach Police Department, The
Islander, Island Chiropractic, the Sun, AAA, Publix,
Walgreens and Jessie's.
POP moms who also helped make this event hap-
pen include Nancy Boltwood, Alison Stripling, Mary
Dowd and Tonya Baar.
Finally, without the support of the parents and chil-
dren who walked or biked to school, this walk would
not have been a success.
Deborah Scott, AME POP Leader

Appreciates vet
My special thanks to Nancy and Dr. Jane Carolan at
Island Animal Clinic. When I had to put my beloved Schnau-
zer to rest, their caring and compassion were beyond my
expectations. They made my most difficult decision much
easier. Their kindness will always be remembered.
Kitty DeGraves, Holmes Beach


Catlin thoughts after one year at Island

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Hard to believe but this week marks my one-year
anniversary at The Islander and covering Island
news, politics and people. It has been a strange year.
I've had the fortune some would say misfor-
tune to cover various meetings in all three Island
cities and meet some of the politicians and residents
Here are some of my observations of Islanders
and the Island as seen through the eyes of a Florida
boy who grew up in Clearwater when it was an un-
discovered city of about 25,000 people and still had
a beach locals went to, and as someone who has cov-
ered Florida beach communities as a reporter on
both the east and west coasts. I offer these observa-
tions freely and without malice toward anyone or
any city.
This Island is unique.

Duh! Ya think?
Well, everyone agrees and says that, but let me
talk about Island people.
Islanders are often strange, very unique, and
never dull. Some are outspoken and outrageous,
some never speak and never rage, and some always
speak in a rage.
Some are level-headed, some are not even level,
and some have no heads at all. Some are rich, some
are poor, some work and some have never had to
work. Most,are ,inbetween.
But they are never boring.
They make for great stories in the newspaper,
what reporters and editors call "good copy."
The Island is more than its people, it's an ambi-
ance, a nostalgia for the past, for the quiet Florida of
50 years ago, for a way of life that will never be seen
again in Florida beach communities.
This Island is one of the few Florida barrier Is-
lands that still has some "Old Florida" character left.
Exactly what "Old Florida" means I leave to the
reader to define, but I do know this:
There are no McDonalds, no Pizza Huts, no
Holiday Inns on Anna Maria Island. There are no
high-rise hotels and no four-lane highways and just
one semi-high-rise condo. There are only five traf-
fic lights. There are houses that date back to the '30s,
'40s and '50s and there are businesses in some of
those 1930s, '40s and '50s houses that remind us of
a much simpler time in Florida.
There are open-air restaurants in white-painted
wooden buildings, shell parking lots, an old wooden
pier or two or three, an undeveloped beach, some
fish and grass flats, a few oyster beds, fishermen
who still make a living with a cast net, fresh grou-
per that is fresh from the sea, not fresh from the
freezer, and people who still play horseshoes and
I've lived in Clearwater Beach, St. Petersburg
Beach, Belleair Beach, Ft.'Lauderdale Beach, Miami
Beach, Neptune Beach, Atlantic Beach and Jackson-

ville Beach and visited just about every other son of
a beach in Florida.
Those places have about as much "Old Florida"
character and charm as DisneyWorld.
Each Anna Maria Island city has its own charac-
ter. The problem for each city seems to be coming
to a consensus of what that character is and how
much "Old Florida" ambiance combined with devel-
opment does each city want, or need?
If there are about 8,000 permanent residents on
the Island, then there are at least 10,000 opinions on
how the Island character should be maintained.
In the end, however, the Island belongs to its
people, whatever and whomever they are.
The late Island resident and writer Wyatt
Blassingame said it all more than 40 years ago when
he wrote that if you took any screwball you found
and spun him or her around three times, they'd still
wind up on the Island.
Is that how I got here?
Maybe it's the "screwballs" who make this Is-
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Forum for all


Thursday in Cortez
A forum for candidates in the general elec-
tion Nov. 5 is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday,
Oct. 17, at the Cortez Community Center, in
the 4500 block of 123rd Street West.
Its organizer is Mary Fulford Green and it
is sponsored by The Islander. Every candidate
will have an opportunity to speak, and ques-
tions will be entertained from the audience.
Refreshments are on the program, too, said
Dr. Green, including "politically correct" cake
courtesy of The Islander. Green will provide
further details at 795-7121.

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Last baby sea turtles go into Gulf of Mexico

By Jim Hanson'
Islander Correspondent
The final marine turtle nest on Anna Maria

Island's beach has hatched, its tiny products scram-
bling into the Gulf of Mexico Saturday night.
Suzi Fox, permit holder and Anna Maria Island

One of the Island's sea turtle hatchlings ready to hit the water. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

Turtle Watch director, said the two other late nests
"went out" last week.
The departure of the little reptiles ends the
hatching season for the Island, though it doesn't end
officially until Oct. 31. The nesting usually is calcu-
lated to run from early May until the end of October,
but some years some eager loggerhead mothers
come ashore as early as April to dig down a couple
of feet, deposit 100 or so eggs the size of golf balls,
and cover them to let the warm sand and sun do the
Fox got some good news for her Turtle Watch
volunteers in their seasonal battle to keep shoreside
lights away from the beach and the turtles safer.
The newborns come up out of the sand at night
and instinctively head for light, which for thousands
of years was exclusively the sparkle of the sea.
Now manmade lights attract them upland from
the sea, often bringing death in the vegetation there
or by predators or under the wheels of automobiles
or trucks.
Now Florida Power & Light has agreed to re-
place offending street-light fixtures with others that
are "turtle-friendly," and Fox has been advised that
the first of these will be installed soon, starting at the
north end of the Island.
Too late this year, but in plenty of time for next
Anna Maria will get 25 of the new "cobra-head"
lights, then Holmes Beach will get 45, and
Bradenton Beach 60.
Another project involving Turtle Watch will be
planting vegetation on the upper reaches of the
beach following the beach renourishment program
completed in summer.
And, Fox noted, legislation will continue to be
pushed in Anna Maria and Holmes Beach to give
code enforcement officials power to require
homeowners and businesses to make their lights
turtle-friendly by shielding them from the beach or
installing more acceptable fixtures and bulbs.


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Public works has niche gazebo, skate park follow

By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Space is a hot commodity at Holmes Beach City
Hall and now that the public works department has
carved out its share of the city park space, the gazebo
and skate park projects will follow.
"Public works has the space it needs and that's a
relief," Joe Duennes recently told the Holmes Beach
Parks and Beautification Committee. Duennes is the
superintendent of public works in Holmes Beach and
a city liaison to the beautification committee.
Although it may look as though the public works
department is expanding its workspace, Duennes said
that isn't the case at all.
"We are just developing and cleaning up the area
we've always had to work with," Duennes said. "In fact
we lost some space when the baseball field was put in."
According to.Duennes, the public works buildings
are used as offices for three staff members and provide
maintenance and storage space for the city.
Everyone gripes about the dirt piles, said Duennes,
and the newly installed "bunkers" will hide that.
According to Duennes, when the new city hall was
being designed, plans called for the public works build-
ings to be remodeled. However, as the planning pro-
gressed, the cost of the new facilities prohibited addi-
tional funding.to remodel the public works area.
Duennes believes the community will be pleased
once the public works department has finished with its
There are plans to enclose the area with fencing
and a gate, which will be hidden by landscaping.
Duennes would like to see the back side of the bunker
walls, which face the neighbors to the east of city hall,
painted with a mural. There are also plans to eventually
put a roof over the outside storage area.
In addition to concealing the dirt and other eye-
sores, the public works department will also be able to
store derelict boats inside the compound.
Duennes said the work being done to improve the
public works space has cost approximately $28,000
and was paid from the previous year's budget.
With the public works space under way, the skate

park will soon follow. The skate park will be located
adjacent to the bunker and 59th Street, where the city
currently has some public works dirt piles fenced off.
According to Holmes Beach Police Lt. Dale
Stephenson, once the dirt is moved out of the way, the
city will level the space for the skate park.
Design plans for the skate park have not been final-
ized. Stephenson said that he will be attending a skate
park convention in Tampa Oct. 17 and plans to meet
with at least two more design companies to obtain in-
Stephenson said that following the convention, he
will have enough information and feel comfortable
making a final choice from several design companies.
Once a company is chosen, Stephenson said active
boarding and inline skate enthusiasts will be invited to
meet with the designer and provide input on the final
skate park design.
Currently a 60-by-80-foot park is planned and
funds are still being raised to help purchase the various
The park will be designed for beginning skaters,
although Stephenson said there is no age limit for park
visitors. The park will be open to inline and skateboard
users, but not to BMX bikers.
Stephenson encourages anyone with concerns or
comments both for or against the park to call and dis-
cuss it with him. Stephenson doesn't agree that skating
is a fad.
"Skateboarding is an offshoot of surfing and has
been around for 30 years," Stephenson said. "Kids
might not be interested in football or baseball and
skateboarding is great recreation and exercise that pro-
vides a good workout. I strongly believe this will be a
great recreation resource for our community."
Members of the city's parks and beautification
committee, however, are concerned that the skate park
will infringe upon yet another recreational resource
planned for the city park area the gazebo.
Members of the committee believe the close prox-
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from using the gazebo and hamper future plans to pro-
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The committee had hoped that the gazebo would be
used for special events, such as weddings or commu-
nity concerts, which would require seating space.
Currently the gazebo is slated to fill the space ad-
jacent to the shuffleboard courts and the public-works
Deborah Hager, a member of the beautification
committee, believes the computability is in conflict.
"What's the point of building a gazebo if you can't
have space for an audience? Are we spending money
for nothing?"
The committee has secured $130,000 for the gazebo
and is in the process of going out to bid on the project.
Stephenson disagrees that there is a conflict of inter-
est. "I'm looking forward to the structure being there so
that people might watch the activities at the skate park and
enjoy both."
Commissioner Roger Lutz made an off-hand com-
ment that the gazebo may end up being where the skate
park supervisor sits. Lutz maintains that the skate park
facility will need a full-time supervisor in order to be in-
The beautification committee came to a consensus
that the overall picture should be looked at and members
discussed drafting a letter to outline not only their concerns
but also possible solutions to alleviate those concerns.
Duennes suggested that one possibility to consider
might be moving the skate park to left field line of the
baseball field, next to the bleachers and east of the fire
The city has limited space and the committee agreed
that there are several competing interests for that space. In
addition to the skate park and gazebo, the space to the east
behind the public works compound is used by the Anna
Maria Art League for art shows and the Privateers for flea
The same space used for fairs would also be needed
if the city is to provide a soccer field. According to
Duennes, a few trees would need to be removed and irri-
gation needs to be installed to accommodate a soccer field.
However, a soccer field would likely prohibit the art
fairs from taking place since the stakes used by artists to
put up their tents would ruin the irrigation system.

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at Harvey church
The Harvey Memorial Community Church in
Bradenton Beach will present a double-barreled con-
cert of the Manatee Brass Ensemble Sunday, Oct. 20.
There will be 15 minutes of music at 9:15 a.m.,
before the 9:30 worship service, and 15 minutes after
the service, said the Rev. Bill Grossman, Harvey pas-
tor and a member of the band.
"We welcome anyone from the area who would
like to attend," he said, "and we invite everyone to have
refreshments during the post-service concert."
He noted that the aggregation was formed during the
summer by a dozen members of the Manatee Community
Band and has presented a number of concerts .
Members of the ensemble are Dennis Dietz, Kevin
Gannon, Tony Infanti and Jack Gannon on trumpet;
Gary Letsche and Karen McDougal on French horn;
Bob Kaltenbaugh on baritone horn; Dave Fithian,
Stewart Crook and Mr. Grossman on trombone; and
Fred Dinse and Harvey Davis on tuba.

Flu shots Saturday at Publix
Inoculations against influenza, pneumonia and
tetanus will be available Saturday, Oct. 19, in the foyer
of Publix at Holmes Beach, 3900 E. Bay Drive.
Flu shots will cost $20, pneumonia and tetanus $25
each. Hours for the shots will be 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Another round of shots will be on Nov. 16. Details may
be obtained by calling 778-5422.

Ballet beginning date changed
The starting date for an adult ballet/exercise class
for 2002-03 has been changed to Nov. 4, Maureen Dye
of Holmes Beach has announced. Originally it was to
have begun in early October.
The dancers will meet at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 4, so
Dye can arrange the schedule for the rest of the season.
Classes will be at the Sinclair Dance Academy in the
Manatee West Shopping Center, Manatee Avenue at 75th
Cost for beginners for a one-hour class every Mon-
day will be $34 a month, and for an hour-and-a-half
class, $38. Drop-ins will pay $10 and $11. Further in-
formation may be obtained at 779-1108.

Hormone replacement seminar
A seminar on hormone replacement therapy, "To do
or not to do," is scheduled at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23,
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Mag-
nolia Ave., Anna Maria.
The presentation/discussion is free and open to the
public, the Center said. Details are available at 778-1908.

Fish-A-Thon is Saturday
off Bridge Street Pier
Another generation of youngsters will get to
fish for honors and prizes Saturday, Oct. 19, at the
annual Fish-A-Thon sponsored by Post. 8199,
Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Anna Maria Is-
land Privateers.
This will be the 26th edition of the annual
event for youngsters 6 to 12 years of age, and the
14th year the VFW's Bob "Poppy" DeVane of
Bradenton Beach has been its chairman and orga-
Kids need only show up at the Bradenton
Beach City Pier, at the bay end of Bridge Street, at
8 a.m. They should bring their fishing gear; bait
will be furnished by the VFW and Privateers.
Fishing will go on until noon, DeVane said.
Judging will start then, and prizes will be awarded
at 1 p.m. for longest fish, most fish, oddest fish
caught, and the best sportsman "I get to decide
who's the best sportsman," said DeVane.
Further information may be obtained by call-
ing him at 778-4400.

Candidates will speak
at Democratic meeting
Candidates for the U.S. House of Representa-
tives, the Florida Senate, the Florida House of Rep-
resentatives and a spokesperson for the Democratic
candidate for governor will speak at a public meet-
ing Monday, Oct. 21.
It will be an Anna Maria Island Democratic Club
Dutch-treat lunch at noon at the Beach House Res-
taurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
Candidates speaking will be Jan Schneider, U.S.
House of Representatives; Arlene Sweeting, Florida
House of Representatives; C.J. Czaia, Florida Sen-
ate; and a spokesperson for Bill McBride, who is
running for governor. They also will respond to
questions, said a spokesperson. Details may be ob-
tained by calling 778-6284.

Ekankar program
The Ekankar organization will present an open
discussion and workshop titled "Have I Lived Life
Before?" from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 19, at
the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
Further information is available at 778-7139.

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House to be haunted 2 scary weekends

By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Hundreds of youngsters and oldsters are ex-
.pected to shriek to the chills and thrills of Bradenton
Beach's haunted house, scheduled Friday and Saturday
Oct. 18 and 19, and again the following Friday and
The annual Halloween event is sponsored for the
13th year by the West Manatee Fire & Rescue Volun-
teers Inc., in conjunction again this year with the Anna
Maria Island Privateers.
It will feature all the ghosts and goblins any young-
ster could stand, plus added surprises, said Mark
Paloski, vice president of the volunteer department. He
and his wife Rhoda, who is president, have organized
the chilling event.
Right now they could'use a lot of help decorating
the haunted house, which will be the old fire station at
201 Second St. N. Volunteers may call the West Mana-
tee department at 741-3900.

Family care support group
meeting Friday
The family-care support group of Neighborly Se-
nior Services of Manatee County will be from 1 to 2
p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
The session is designed for anyone caring for an
adult family member or friend with chronic health or
memory problems, including Alzheimer's disease.
Details are available at 748-3001.

Classes for stepping-stone craft
set at Center
The season's schedule of classes for crafting cus-
tom stained-glass stepping stones at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center has been set up to run
;through March.
The classes will be at the Center, 407 Magnolia
Av e., Anna Maria, with artist Glen LeFevre instructing.
Cost of the two-day course is $15 plus $40 for materi-
als for members, $20 and $40 for nonmembers.
The following classes will meet from 9 a.m. to
noon Mondays and 9:30 to 11 a.m. and Tuesdays: Nov.
18-19 for hummingbild'design, Dec. 16-17 dragonfly,
Feb. 3-4 starburst, March 3-4 iris. The class for Jan. 29-
30, dolphin design, will meet from 6 t6-pp.m. Wednes-
day, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Registration is required
a week before each class.
Details may be obtained by calling 778-1908.

Sweet Adelines to serve
spaghetti dinner twice
The Magic of Manatee Sweet Adelines singing
aggregation will sing and serve at two seatings of a
spaghetti dinner Saturday, Oct. 19.
The affair will be at Kirkwood Presbyterian
Church, 6101 Cortez Road, Bradenton, with seatings at
4:30 and 5:45 p.m. The Sweet Adelines chorus will
entertain. Tickets at $7 may be obtained by calling 792-
8755 or purchased at the door.
Among those singing and serving will be Anna
Maria Islanders Sandy Kuntz, Ellen Linsley, Judy
McClarren, Loretta Owens, Jeanette Rothberg and
Marilyn Shirley.

Household hazardous waste
disposal Saturday
Islanders and other Manatee County residents may
dispose of hazardous household waste free in West
Bradenton on Saturday, Oct. 19.
People may bring their hazerdous waste to the
Manatee County Utility Operations Department com-
plex, 4410 66th St. W., Bradenton, between 8 a.m. and
4 p.m. Small businesses may bring small quantities of
hazardous waste there also, but they will be charged a
small fee, said the county.
Accepted at the site will be solvents, latex or oil-
based paints, garden pesticides, household chemicals,
ammunition, waste oil and such material but not
radioactive or bio-hazardous materials.
Further information may be obtained by calling
792-8811, extension 5423.

Admission is $4 for adults, $2 for children. Last
year, at lower prices, the affair cleared $1,600 for main-
tenance of the old fire station and for Privateers schol-
"This is a social event for adults as well as chil-
dren," said Paloski. "Next time around some of the kids
will help stage it. Even some college students they
grow up and go to university and come back on break
and help out."
Another Halloween-event will be Thursday, Oct.
31. It is the annual Trail of Treats sponsored by the
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce.
It will begin with costume judging at 3:30 p.m. in the
parking lot in front of Brian's Sunnyside Up Caf6 and
LePensee Plumbing at Gulf Drive and Holmes Boulevard,
just across the street from the chamber office.
Each child will get a map showing the Trail of
Treats where participating businesses will give their
young visitors treats from 4 to 6 p.m. Details may be
obtained by calling 778-1541.

'Catch Democratic Wave'
event set Thursday
A sunset celebration benefiting the Mana-
tee Democratic Party, called "Catch the Demo-
cratic Wave," will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 17, in Anna Maria.
Host will be Ed Chiles at his Sandbar res-
taurant, 100 Spring Ave. His mother, Florida's
former first lady Rhea Chiles, will be present
along with Democratic candidates for office in
the November election.
Advance tickets are $40, at the door $50.
Chiles will provide hors d'oeuvres, wine, beer
and live music and an opportunity to mingle
with the party candidates and his mother. Res-
ervations may be made and further information
obtained by calling 744-0277.

SVinjavagar wine tasting
next Tuesday evening
A wine-tasting introduction to the new Vinjavagar
"boutique" in Bradenton Beach is scheduled from 6 to
8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 110 Bridge St.
Nancy Scott of Vinjavagar promises eight wines
from French blanc de blancs to fruity pinot noir, plus
hors d'oeuvres from Simply Gourmet. Cost is $15 per
She explained the unusual store name, too: "Vin"
is for the wines, most of them from small vineyards;
"java" is for the outlet's specialty coffees; "gar" is for
the many types of cigars sold there.-
Reservations may be made and further information
obtained by calling 782-1120.

'Halloween and Beyond' boat
tours coming
"Magical mystery tours for 'Halloween and Be-
yond'" are on the schedule of the Pelican Man's "peli-
boat" over the Halloween holiday.
They are explorations of Sarasota Bay's dark side,
said the Pelican Man, Dale Shields, and will look into
nature's eerie creations, pirate tales, local myths and
legends and "real live Sarasota ghost stories."
It's a glimpse of "things that go eeep, things that
ooze slime, things that go bump in the night."
They will be sunset tours, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Oct.
30 and 31 and Nov. 1, leaving from and returning to the
Holiday Inn Marina, 7150 N. Tamiami Trail, north of
Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport.
There will be prizes for best Halloween costumes,
and beverages and "Halloween munchies" will be
served. Tickets are $25 for adults, $12.50 for children
12 and under. Details are available at 388-4444.

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Drive and Pine Avenue in Anna Maria.
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Bayfest in Anna Maria offers full program Saturday

By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Bayfest this weekend "has really taken off," said its
main organizer, Cindy Thompson of the Anna Maria
Island Chamber of Commerce.
"It will be a very fine family and community fes-
tival that we can count on every year from now on at
the same place," she said. "And admission is free."
It will be all day and into the evening Saturday, Oct.
19, on Pine Avenue between Crescent Drive and Bay
Boulevard in Anna Maria. The street will close and ven-
dors and other booths will begin setting up at 7 a.m., with
the festival opening at 10 a.m., lasting until 8 p.m.
Parking may be less of a problem this year than for
previous festivals, she said, for the Island Baptist
Church has opened up its parking lot for the event, with
free Island trolley shuttles ferrying festivalgoers to and
fro at 20-minute intervals. And she pointed out that
Pine Avenue will remain open from Gulf Drive to
Crescent, and Bay Boulevard will remain open for
north-south traffic flow but likely slowed down by
the potential for lots of pedestrians.
Thompson said she has 10 restaurants signed up for
the "Taste of the Island" feature. Forty artists are reg-
istered to display their talents in booths, along with
some 25 retail establishments.
Three bands will provide live music all day long:
The Dr. Dave Band, Generation with music from the
1960s through the '80s, and the Island Middle School
band. The Roser Memorial Community Church choir

will entertain also.
Antique motor vehicles of various form and vin-
tage will be on display. Racing cars will also be dis-
played. Raffle prizes will be awarded all day.
For the youngsters, a special program for them to
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Islander Reporter
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Decision on Perico Bayou grant due Nov. 15

By Rick Catlin
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Whether or not 480 acres of undeveloped wetlands
along the east side of Perico Bayou a three-minute
boat ride from the Island remains unspoiled forever
or becomes just another Manatee county housing
project for new arrivals from points north, could be
decided Nov. 15.
That's the date the Florida Communities Trust will
announce its decision on the county's grant application
for $6 million to help purchase the property from the
Robinson family of Bradenton (The Islander, July 24).
The land had been approved by the Bradenton City
Commission for development by the owners into ap-
proximately 450 single-family homes. But in July, the
Robinsons presented the county with an option to pur-
chase the property as a nature preserve rather than pro-
ceed with their housing project.
Under the offer, the Robinsons would keep about
200 acres in the southeast section of the property in
order to develop a golf course and accompanying
amenities, but no residential community.
Family member Bill Robinson said a sale price has
been discussed with the county, but he was not at lib-
erty to disclose the amount.
He did note that the deadline for an agreement with
the county to purchase the property is December 2002.
After that, the family has to proceed with its own project
to protect its already-approved development rights.
Robinson said he and his family are hopeful the
county gets the FCT grant.
"We think this could be a fantastic park for all of
Manatee County and this area of Florida. Hopefully,
the county will have the ability to come up with the
funding," he said.
Robinson acknowledged his family would make
considerably more money developing the property into
single-family homes than selling it to the county, but
"some things are more important than money," he said.
Manatee County Environmental Systems Manager
Charlie Hunsicker, who is spearheading the grant ap-
plication and purchase, said the $6 million represents
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county matching funds portion of the grant application
is $2 million.
Under Hunsicker's plan, the county would maintain
the property much as it does at Coquina Baywalk, a na-
ture park at Leffis Key on Anna Maria Island. That would
mean low-impact recreation with walking trails and board-
walks to observe native plants, animals and marine life in
the area, and canoe access points would be established.
There would also be extensive revegetation of the prop-
But don't count on an FCT grant to save the land
from development.
FCT spokesperson Alia Forrage in Tallahassee
said the FCT has a total of 114 applications for $185
million in grant requests this year, but has just $66
million to hand out.
"Absolutely, not everyone is going to get a grant,"
Forrage said.
The FCT selection committee meets in Tallahassee
Nov. 14-15 and there are no set criteria for grant ap-
proval. "A lot depends upon the matching funds from
the applicant," said Forrage. "Also, how much public
benefit will be derived from the applicant's project."
Hunsicker said there are some alternative funding
sources if the county application is rejected by the FCT.
The property is on the east side of Perico Bayou,
which separates the mainland from Perico Island where
the Arvida Corp. plans to build a controversial 898-unit
condominium project.
Perico Bayou and the surrounding wetlands are a
breeding ground for fish and birds, and the area is a
popular spot with Anna Maria Islanders for shallow-
water fishing and sightseeing, said Capt. Joe Webb of
Old Florida Charters.
The Bayou is accessible only in a shallow-bottom
boat through the northern end, Webb said, but devel-
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"Right now, you can look all around you in the
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"I would like to see both sides of Perico Bayou
protected," said Webb.
He also praised Robinson, who was a classmate of
his at Manatee High School.
"I don't think you can say enough about what
they're trying to do with the property. This is one of the
last undeveloped areas along the Gulf Coast. At least
someone is thinking of saving it," Webb concluded.

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Holmes Beach city commissioners have
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Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay Romine
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77th Street from the bay to the Gulf.
White Avenue from Gulf Drive to Aqua
According to Romine, this plan will allow
the city to monitor the situation and phase in
additional streets on a limited basis.
The streets chosen have a 25-mph speed
limit and will be posted with proper signage.
Florida requires that all golf carts operated
after sunset must have headlights, brake lights,
turn signals and a windshield.
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By Rick Catlin
Islander Newspaper
The issue of a veterans memorial flagpole for
Leffis Key in Bradenton Beach is being "raised" again.
Just when some veterans and Islanders thought
the memorial a "dead duck" because of complaints
by some environmental groups, Bradenton Beach
Mayor John Chappie told the city's Oct. 8 Scenic
Highway Corridor Management Entity meeting that
a number of Island veterans "independent of any
veterans organization" have asked the city to con-
sider the alternative location.
"They have presented me with a petition saying
they want to talk about a veterans memorial at the al-
ternate site in Leffis Key" that was proposed by Mana-
tee County, said Chappie.
"I haven't met with them, but the petition says they
are independent of the Manatee Veterans Council," the
organization involved in the original Leffis Key veter-
ans memorial, Chappie said. More than 100 Veterans
signed the petition, he said.
Island veterans and municipalities, along with the
MVC, had originally backed a plan last year for a small

Public hearing set for
Island Starter's petition
The City of Holmes Beach will hold a public hear-
ing at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, to consider a request
from Donald Belmont and William Carlbert.
Belmont and Carlbert have filed a joint petition for
a special exception for their business use of the prop-
erty at 3014 Avenue C.
Belmont owns and leases the two units fronting
Avenue C to Carlbert, who owns and operates Island
Starter and Alternator, a full-service auto repair shop.
The location is currently zoned commercial, C-3,
and this block of Avenue C is a mixture of residential
and commercial properties.
The building at 3014 Avenue C is divided into four
separate units. Each comprises ground-level commer-
cial space and an elevated unit. Each of the units can
be owned individually and Air & Energy currently op-
erates out of one of the rear units of the building.
Because Carlbert switched units within the same
building, he has been asked to file a new site plan and
to apply for a special exception to keep the outside lift.

veterans memorial on top of the hill at Leffis Key. But
environmental groups such as the Audubon Society had
opposed the project and Manatee County Adminstrator
Ernie Padgett had proposed an alternate site and
county funding on a hill along Gulf Drive, about 300
yards south and west of the original Leffis Key loca-
MVC memorial project manager Jim Kissick of
Bradenton Beach had opposed any relocation and the
MVC eventually agreed, voting to drop the proposal
rather than submit to a different location.

The CME learned that the Sarasota-Manatee Met-
ropolitan Planning Organization believes a roundabout
at the Cortez Road-State Road 789/Gulf Drive intersec-
tion is a "no brainer" solution to solve traffic flow and
control problems at that location.
"Great," said City Commissioner Mollie Sandberg.
When do you start?
Actually, said MPO representative Mike Means,
that's up to the city because the city requested the
evaluation, not the state.

Villa Rosa to get spoils
Developers of the Villa Rosa subdivision
project on South Bay Boulevard in Anna Maria
have agreed to accept the "spoil" generated by the
proposed dredging project at the Galati Marine
boat basin.
In a letter to the city, Bill Woods of Woods
Consulting Inc. said it is GSR Development's
understanding that the dredged material "would
be stockpiled in a temporary holding cell at the
marina for a sufficient period to eliminate any
odor problem" generated by the dredged mate-
It would then be delivered to the Villa Rosa
site about one quarter mile north of Galati Marine
on South Bay Boulevard.
The Galati Marine proposal to dredge its boat
basin, however, has not yet been approved by ei-
ther the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers or the
Florida Department of Environment Protection.

But this is a state road, replied Sandberg.
Absolutely, but the Florida Department of Trans-
portation sees nothing wrong with the present intersec-
tion, Means said, so if the roundabout is going to be
built, the city has to pursue the project.
And it would take a number of years under the
normal process for funding through the MPO, unless
people get involved in the political process.
In other words, if it wants to move quickly, the
city can approve the project, get Manatee County ap-
proval, then go to the MPO with some political clout
to get funding moved to a priority level. It might take
only a year or two for funding. Otherwise, the round-
about would likely fade onto the back burner as just
another project that ran out of gas.
In other news, Fawn Ker reported that the cost
of a city welcome sign at the end of Cortez Road
would be about $3,400, plus installation. Landscap-
ing could be obtained at no charge from Manatee
Chappie said an agreement with the Bridgeport
Condominium Association to place the sign on its
property has not yet been completed and signed.

Red tide garden club's topic
Tim Mathis of Mote Marine Laboratory will dis-
cuss red tide and its effects on the environment at a
meeting of the Island Garden Club Thursday, Oct. 1.
This season-opening meeting will begin with a
potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the Church of the Annun-
ciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. It is open to
anyone interested in gardening, said the club.
Further information is available from Valerie
McGannon at 778-5538.

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Pelicans are featured in new holiday greeting cards
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Wildlife artist Ernest Simmons donated the artwork
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Carol Hanson provided the portrayal of Santa on a roof-
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Dredging now up to Manatee County, Cortez

By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Dredging of.the channel along the Cortez water-
front, stalled by questions of ownership of the sub-
merged land and by spoil disposal problems, seems
now to be "up to the county and the community."
If they want it, it can go ahead, said Charles
Listowski, executive director of the West Coast In-
land Navigation District. WCIND obtained the
dredging permits for Cortez and Manatee County.
The submerged-lands question turned out to be
a tempest in a teapot, said the county's Jim
Engelhardt. It was raised by another independent
agency, Southwest Florida Water Management Dis-
Swiftmud was making a survey prior to a deci-
sion on whether to buy development rights to the

FISH Preserve at the east end of Cortez, and found
indications that at least some sections of the bottom
of the channel were private property. The publicly
financed dredging can done only on public property.
But Listowski said the U.S. Army Corps of En-
gineers had issued a letter saying it would authorize
a permit, and Engelhardt said this week that he had
been assured by the Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection that that meant the Corps had
cleared up ownership to its satisfaction.
So that problem apparently is out of the way,
Engelhardt said.
The spoil dredged from the channel at one point
was to have been taken to the upland part of the
FISH Preserve to drain before disposal, but that plan
was shot down by Cortez residents who felt it would
degrade the preserve.

Fall computer courses begin at AME

By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
A selection of Manatee Technical Institute's
adult computer courses will be taught at the Kronus
Community Technology Center at Anna Maria El-
ementary School beginning the week of Oct. 28.
Classes range in skill from beginner to interme-
diate levels and cost $53-$67. There is also a $7 lab
fee for all classes held at the Island school and text-
books, if required, are not included.
If you are new to the Internet, take Internet Basics
and learn how to navigate the World Wide Web, e-
mail, utilize chat rooms, and more. Internet Basics will
meet from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays for six
sessions beginning Nov. 12. This class costs $53.
For those who have mastered Internet basics,
there is an Intermediate Internet course. During the
six sessions, you can learn about Internet cookies,
history and security. You'll also develop skills to
keep your computer running at maximum perfor-
mance. Classes will be held Monday and-Wednesday
from 4-6 p.m. and began Oct. 15. The cost of this
course is $53.

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operation skills. This class will meet Tuesday and
Thursday afternoons from 4-6 p.m. beginning Oct.
28. The course costs $67 and will be completed in
nine sessions.
If you want to become more proficient in Win-
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Intermediate Computer course. Even if you've had
computer experience, this class will beef up your
skills. Beginning Oct. 28, this class will meet on
Monday and Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for
nine sessions. 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
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Now the state dredging permit states the spoil is
to be trucked to a landfill for disposal.
So "it's up to the county and the community to
decide if they want the channel dredged," said
Listowski. The county will fund the project,
Engelhardt said, for something over $200,000 no
hard estimates until contract time.
"We'd like for residents of the village to partici-
pate a little bit in the funding," he said, "but we're
finding no enthusiasm at all for that."
Farther along the waterfront, another dredging
program is stalled for the present. It, too, is seeking
a spoil disposal site.
The contractor pulled his dredge and pipe and
welding equipment off the Paradise Bay Restoration
Project, said the project's manager, Jim Wedel.
A vacant lot just off the bay had been used as a
spoil site for the first part of the job, but the owner
wants to sell the lot now, Wedel said. There is room
for the spoil at another nearby area but "we'll wait
for many residents to return from up north and vote
on it."
Remaining to be done is the Paradise Bay Es-
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the school and there's a $50 U.S. savings bond
riding on the best essay from each of the three fifth-
grade classes.
The topic: "The first thing I would do if elected
mayor." Essays of any length are due by Friday, Oct.
25. The bonds will be presented and students will
read their winning entries at the Nov. 18 city com-
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Oct. 4, 116 Bridge St., Sports Lounge, theft. A
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Oct. 6, 900 Gulf Drive S., Cortez Beach, burglary.
A woman's backpack was reportedly stolen from a
Oct. 6, 1800 Gulf Drive N., Coquina Park, domes-
tic battery. A man was arrested for assaulting his girl-
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ex-husband was withholding their daughter from her
against a court order. According to the court the
daughter's primary residence is with the mother and
the father agreed to let the daughter go home.
Oct. 5, 29th Street beach access, warrant. A man
was arrested on several outstanding warrants after a
woman reported seeing the suspect walking the beach
with a squirrel.
Oct. 7, 100 block of 50th Street, burglary. A man
reported his briefcase stolen. According to the report,
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man's wallet, checkbook and commercial pilot's li-
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Tip of the problem discussed

Anna Maria residents who attend city commission
meetings often like to save their public comment- and
sometimes their best comments for the end when
Mayor SueLynn invites public comment on any issue.
The Oct. 12 commission workshop was no exception.
While not an agenda item, the Tip of the Island pub
on Palmetto Avenue received its share of flak during
public comment, beginning with resident Jim Conoly,
who wondered why the city says it can't do anything
about complaints from residents near the tavern about
loud noise, parking and other problems.
What is the city doing "to balance the forces of
good and evil?" asked Conoly.
Quite a lot, said both SueLynn and Code Enforce-
ment Officer Gerry Rathvon.
"We're doing everything we can within our codes
to work with the Tip of the Island," said the mayor.
She said she's trying to work with both the busi-
ness owners and nearby residents to establish dialogue.
She's had meetings with the owners and they've vol-
untarily agreed to halt live entertainment. She has also
discussed complaints with the Manatee County
Sheriffs Office deputies.
Complaints are investigated, said Rathvon, but be-

cause some of the city's codes are vague, she needs a
legal opinion on some complaints and she can't use
City Attorney Jim Dye because he represents the city's
code enforcement board. The CEB may have to deal
with any code violation brought by Rathvon, or an ap-
City Commissioner Linda Cramer, who lives near
the Tip of the Island, said she spoke as both a commis-
sioner and affected resident.
She claimed the land intensity use at the Tip has
changed in the past few years. The establishment used
to be a restaurant that closed around 10 p.m. Now, it's
a tavern that stays open until 2 a.m. and she is going to
ask the city commission to discuss this issue.
Noting she was the object of an editorial cartoon in
another newspaper about noise at the Tip, Cramer said,
"If I'm going to live up to the cartoon about myself as
'The Silencer,' I will now also ask the commission to
discuss revisions to the noise ordinance and the possi-
bility of a permit process for live entertainment."
City resident Georgia Van Cleave said she was
"appalled" by the cartoon and the letters to the editor

Tales from 1920s historical meeting's feature

Personal accounts of the history of the "old" Island
will be the special feature of the Anna Maria Island
Historical Society's first meeting of 2002-03 Monday,
Oct. 21.
Speakers will be Lorraine Rife, her brother Cory
Richard Schamber and his son Woody. The meeting
will be at 3:30 p.m. at the Island Branch Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Lorraine and Cory Richard moved to the Island in
1924 with their parents, Cory Post and Eleanor
Schamber, and first lived in a tent near the Anna Maria
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PTO plans fall festival, more for school year

By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Plans for Anna Maria Elementary School's Fall
Festival are well under way. Sponsored by the school's
Parent-Teacher Organization, the annual event is one
of the school's biggest fundraisers.
This year's fall festival is scheduled for Saturday,
Oct. 26, and will begin with a Halloween costume pa-
rade at 10 a.m. from Holmes Beach City Hall.
Parade participants will walk down Marina Drive
with their respective classes to the school located on
Gulf Drive where a costume contest will ensue.
All other festival events will take place on school
grounds and, according to committee chairperson
Dawn Wash, there will be food from restaurants such
as Bongo's Bayside Grill, Shells and the Sandbar.
Musician Koko Ray will perform solo in the school
courtyard and there will be games on the playing field

in that particular newspaper, claiming those were
"stacked in favor of the business.
"I was very disappointed," she said. "This does not
serve our community," but only divides it further.
Dale Woodland, however, defended the Tip and its
owners, Terry and Gloria McKee. "The owners are
good people," he said. "They're not breaking any law,"
he said, just trying to find a way to be a successful
And the current complaints about live entertainment
are the same problems that surfaced at the Tip in the late
1990s when the previous owner brought in live music.
"Bands draw people," Woodland said.
Robin Wall, who lives on Palmetto Avenue near
the Tip, said for three years after she and her husband
purchased their house in 1996, "we had no problems."
"But now it's become a late night bar. It's changed.
The focus has changed."
Cramer later said it may take a decision by the
city's code enforcement board to settle the issues sur-
rounding the Tip.

and a haunted house.
The PTO is also planning several fundraisers
throughout the year. Ideas still in the planning stages
include a December holiday dance, a spring fling for
adults and selling license plates featuring the school's
dolphin mascot for the front bumper of vehicles.
Money raised by the PTO will be used to benefit
the school in several ways. According to PTO President
Cindy Thompson, the fundraising priority this year is
to save the school's auditorium from being replaced by
a cafetorium when the school is rebuilt.
But, the school has other needs, which will also be
financed by the PTO.
Parents recently voted to approve spending $300 in
addition to $200 raised by the PTO's gift-wrap
fundraiser and private donations to purchase a printer
and digital camera.
Thompson said the camera and printer will be used
to help defray the cost of printing the yearbook. Last
year the PTO spent $1,000 on film and processing for
that project.
Thompson said the camera will also provide the
PTO with a new fundraising opportunity. Photos can be

taken at special events and sold to students and family
as keepsakes.
Thompson said the PTO also received a "very great
gift" from Ooh La La! Bistro and The Islander on be-
half of owners Bonner Joy, her son Damon Presswood
and his daughter, kindergarten student Joselin
Presswood, who donated a JVC MiniDV camcorder.
The camcorder will be used by the school's morn-
ing news crews. Thompson said that the students will
now have the freedom to film segments off-campus
because the new camera is from the PTO and not the
school board. School board-funded equipment must be
kept on school property.
When possible, funds will also be used to support
the music and art department and to purchase balanced
literacy books for the media center.
As the PTO president, Thompson said her job has
been made easy thanks to the great group of parents she
has to work with this year.
The next school fundraiser will be Oct. 19 at the
Bayfest Festival on Pine Avenue in Anna Maria. The
PTO will have an art booth where kids can make a fun
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IMS parent group changes organization name

By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Parents made it official at last week's parent organi-
zation meeting: the Island Middle School Parent Advisory
Committee has been renamed the IMS Parent-Teacher
The name change was made to help clarify the func-
tion of the parent group, which is to raise funds for school
needs and provide communication between parents the
school and the community.
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Parents also voted in favor of ordering T-shirts for
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send in $6 to purchase a shirt for their student.
IMS is the only area middle school to have an official
DARE program and the IMS charter board members
helped Lannon pay for additional DARE training to pro-
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The PTO will hold one of its first fundraisers at the
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IMS will have a dunk tank and a fish print T-shirt
booth. The IMS Conch Fritter band will also perform at
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Finally, the IMS student council will be choosing
colors for gym uniforms and help teacher Gary Hughes
put together a proposal for parents to review at a future
The next PTO meeting will be held Nov. 15. Prior to
the meeting, a photographer will be available to take fam-
ily portraits for the holidays. The photographer will set up
at 6 p.m. and the meeting will follow at 7 p.m. in the caf-
eteria/band room.
Parents are also encouraged to attend the Island
Middle School Inc. annual meeting at 7 p.m. Nov. 5,
which will be followed by the regular IMS board of direc-
tors meeting.

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The parking lot at Island Marine on Pine Avenue in
Anna Maria is now empty after Rudy Kratz moved
out his boats last week to his new location at the
Perico Harbor Marina on Perico Island. No an-
nouncement has been made on a new tenant or
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Island Marine sale pending
The sale of Island Marine at 412 Pine Avenue in
Anna Maria should be completed within the next few
days and owner Rudy Kratz has already moved his boat
sales office to its new home at the Perico Harbor Ma-
rina on Perico Island.
Kratz confirmed that "we are moving our boat
sales division to Perico Harbor Marina," but had no
comment on the pending sale. "It's not done yet," Kratz
He indicated, however, that the new owners plan
on keeping the business operating as a marina with boat
and engine sales and service.

May the tide be with you
Longtime Island resident Brenda Boyd May of
Boyd Realty has been named director of sales for the
Tidemark Lodge and Marina in Holmes Beach.
Tidemark developer Nick Easterling said he ap-
pointed May and Boyd Realty in a cooperative agree-
ment with Wagner Realty of Bradenton. Both May and
Wagner Realty will "help broaden the marketing effort
of the luxury resort," said Easterling.
"Brenda has more than 25 years experience with

Boyd Realty," said Easterling, and has worked with
developers of numerous Island communities and re-
sorts from construction through sale.
May is a principal owner of Boyd Realty, which
was founded by father Wilbur Boyd in 1952.
Construction of the 40-unit Tidemark hotel/condo-
minium/marina time share resort is expected to begin
in November, Easterling said.
For further information on Tidemark, call
750-8844 or 778-1124.

New bank on the coast
Coast Bank of Florida will celebrate the opening
of its newest banking center at 7051 Manatee Ave. W.,
Bradenton, with a grand opening Thursday, Oct. 24 at
9 a.m. followed by an "after hours" event at 5 p.m.
The new location has been open since Sept. 25.
Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday
through Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday. The
drive-through service is available 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For more information on Coast Bank's new loca-
tion, call 792-9086.

Grand interior opening
Bridge Street Interiors at 114 Bridge St. in
Bradenton Beach will hold its grand opening open
house from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17.
Guests will be able to sign up for many prizes dur-
ing the grand opening in addition to free consultations.
Owners Matt Myers and Debbie Wolfe will be on
hand to discuss their new store and the new and excit-
ing items available at Bridge Street Interiors. For more
information call 782-1130.

Manatee chamber honors
Harrington House
The Harrington House Beachfront Bed & Break-
fast resort has received the Manatee County Chamber
of Commerce's beautification award at what else?
- a breakfast ceremony.
Owner Jo Adele Davis and Patti Davis accepted the
award at the event, where it was noted the establish-
ment is the oldest three-story house on Anna Maria
Island and still has the original coquina block construc-
tion and cypress staircase.
It is located at 5626 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
The phone number there is 778-5444.

Thomas Nelson was tops at adding new properties

to the list of available buys at Island Real Estate for
September. Richard Freeman was leading sales agent
with the most closings during the month.
Wagner Realty's Harold Small led the firm's hon-
ors list as obtaining the most new properties for sale
during September, while David Moynihan once again
made the most sales.
Geoff Wall was top lister and Gail Tutweiler lead-
ing sales agent at the Holmes Beach office of
Wedebrock Real Estate Co. during September. On
Longboat Key, the Mike Migone/Tina Rudek team and
John Haines, and Tim Strzelczyk/Marla Schmandtand
Lowell Shoaf at Avenue of the Flowers led in listings,
while Ed Boothe and Migone/Rudek topped sales at the
Longboat Key office and Courtney Campbell at Av-
enue of the Flowers.
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-winning staff member? Call Island Biz at
778-7978, fax your news to 778-9392, or e-mail us
at news@islander.org.

Gary creates new Cortez Kitchen look
Gary McCallister of Cortez recently completed the
exterior remodeling project at the Cortez Kitchen at
4528 119th St. W. in Cortez, giving the popular
eatery an entirely new "i, look. Gary was also
involved in remodeling the Sea Hagg antique shop in
Cortez. To reach Gary, call 794-5289. Islander
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'Vote Smart' arrives via Islander

By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
An Anna Maria Islander is bringing the national
"Vote Smart" voter information program to the Is-
land from its, headquarters deep in the Montana
Lew Radcliffe spent part of his summer at the
project's Great Divide Ranch near Philipsburg,
Mont., and returned with a load of pamphlets and in-
formation he is sharing with fellow Islanders.
He is enthused, he said, because this is the only
organization anywhere that researches and dissemi-
nates information on 40,000 candidates and incum-
bents in public office around the country.
Two former presidents, Jimmy Carter and Gerald
Ford, are among the founders and the organization
claims the support of 46,000 other Americans.
"I'm intellectually interested in spreading the un-
biased word, not having to depend on the self-serv-
ing information on television," Radcliffe said.
"The obfuscation and unwillingness of candi-
dates to speak up on what they truly believe and what
they want to do, that just makes my blood boil. 'Vote
Smart' cuts through all that."
The way it works, he said, is a low-paid staff of
40 young people and seasoned veterans assemble all
available information on incumbents and their oppo-
nents, collate it and put it into a data base available
to anyone by telephone or Internet.
The data include voting records of members of
Congress, biographies and political histories of can-
didates for federal and state offices, including legis-
lators and governors.
The organization looks at issues coming to Con-
gress before elections, interviews candidates on sig-
nificant issues, and combs a wide variety of publica-
tions for statements and references.
It "follows the money," how much each candi-
date -raised_ from whom, and compares money
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Parents resume patrol at elementary school

By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
The "Parents On Patrol" safety watch group at
Anna Maria Elementary School has begun the year in
full force helping to keep students safe on campus.
Parents Alison Stripling, Deborah Scott and
Holmes Beach Police Officer Pete Lannon created the
program last year after the three observed children
crossing the back playground where there is no adult
supervision on their way to and from school.
POP is an organization of parent volunteers who
patrol the campus and report any suspicious activities
or people to the school office.
Volunteers are asked to document tag numbers of
vehicles traveling more than 5 mph, the posted speed
limit on school property, as well as the tag numbers of
all cars in no-parking zones.
Scott said her daughter was almost hit twice by the
same driver on two separate occasions while walking
through the parking lot into school.
Scott also said that among last year's offender list
were police officers, garbage truck drivers and POP
members, including herself and Stripling.
POP volunteers only report safety violations to the
main office, and are not permitted nor encouraged to,
take law enforcement into their own hands.
In addition to patrolling the school grounds during,
arrival and dismissal times, volunteers are asked to,
assist in safety drills, school functions and help the
patrol officer at the school bus entrance.
Scott said that POP volunteers may not under any
circumstance approach or argue with offenders, direct
traffic or discuss violations with each other.
Scott said that since the program began last year in
November to May, she and Stripling reported 70 speed

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11:30a.m. to 1 p.m. Longboat Key Chamber of Com-
merce "Nooner" at the Chart House, 201 Gulf of Mexico
Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 387-9519. Fee applies.
12:30 p.m.- Anna Maria Island Garden Club meet-
ing at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-5274 or 778-3665.
5 p.m. Anna Maria Island Butterfly Garden work
day at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 778-5274.
6 to 7:30 p.m. Parent support group with Shirley
Romberger at the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.
Fee applies.
7 to 8:30 p.m.'- Adult basketball at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Thursday, Oct. 17
Noon to 4 p.m. AARP 55 Alive safe driving re-
fresher course at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 776-1158.
1 to 5 p.m. United Nations Association global
health seminar on bioterriorism and population growth at
the Sudakoff Conference Center, USF New College, 5700
N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Information: 955-9623.
6 to 7:30 p.m. "Catch the Democratic Wave" with
host Ed Chiles and former Florida first lady Rhea Chiles
at the Sandbar restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria.
Information: 744-0277. Fee applies.
6:30 p.m. Island Garden Club pot-luck dinner and
red tide presentation by Tim Mathis from Mote Marine
Laboratory at the Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-5538.
7 to 8:30 p.m. Adult volleyball at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,.Anna
Maria. Information: 778-3390. Fee applies.

Friday, Oct. 18
Noon to 4 p.m. AARP 55 Alive safe driving re-
fresher course at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 776-1158.
6:30 to 11 p.m. Country Night to benefit County

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Information: 345-1200. Fee applies.
7p.m. Haunted house at the "creepy, old" fire sta-
tion, 201 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information:
741-3900. Fee applies.

Saturday, Oct. 19
8 a.m. Kids Fish-A-Thon sponsored by VWF Post
8199 at the Bridge Street Pier, Bradenton Beach. Infor-
mation: 778-4400.
8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce "Fun Raiser" at the Woodlands Golf Course,
5901 Erie Road, Ellenton. Information: 779-9412 or 778-
6066. Fee applies.
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Island Players porch sale at the
Island Player's Theater, Pine Avenue and Gulf Drive,
Anna Maria.
10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Island Bayfest on Pine Avenue
between Crescent Street and the bay, Anna Maria. Infor-
mation: 779-9412.
11 a.m. to noon "Have I Lived Before" workshop
with Eckankar at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-7139.
2p.m. Privateer's Fantasy Travel cruise from Port
Manatee. Information: 792-3965.
5:30 p.m. "New York, a State of Mind" auction and
dinner at St. Joseph Catholic School, 2990 26th St. W.,
Bradenton. Information: 794-6818. Fee applies.
7p.m. Haunted house at the "creepy, old" fire sta-
tion, 201 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information:
741-3900. Fee applies.

Sunday, Oct. 20
2p.m. Lisa Donovan presents "Judy! Judy! Judy!"
at the Neel Auditorium, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. In-
formation: 752-5252. Fee applies.

Monday, Oct. 21
Noon Anna Maria Island Democratic Club candi-
date forum with C.J. Czaia, Jan Schneider, Arlene
Sweeting and a spokesperson for Bill McBride at the
Beach House Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive, Bradenton
Beach. Dutch treat lunch. Information: 778-6284.
3:30 p.m. Anna Maria Island Historical Society
meeting at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 779-2932.

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formation: 388-4441.
Noon Island Bridge Club meets at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria. Information: contact Hubert Mitchell at 792-6133.
Fee applies.
6 to 8p.m. Wine tasting at Vinjavagar, 110 Bridge
St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 782-1129. Fee ap-

Wednesday, Oct. 23
7 to 8 p.m. Hormone replacement therapy semi-
nar with Sherry Fideler at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information:
7 to 8:30 p.m. Adult basketball at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Faculty exhibit at the Anna Maria Island Art League,
5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-
Baskets and Fiber Figures by Gloria Hall Cropper
and mixed media from Island Gallery West at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Infor-
mation: 778-6341.
Village of the Arts "Women Contemporary Artists
Show" at Joan Peters Gallery, 1210 11th Ave. W.;
Graciela Giles Studio, 1014 12th St. W.; and Miki Boni
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and Debbie Geiger Collection" at the South Florida Mu-
seum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton, through January. In-
formation: 746-4131.

Watercolor artist demonstration at Artists Guild Gallery
Oct. 25.
Fall festival at Anna Maria Elementary School Oct. 26.
Free-form fountain craft class at Anna Maria Island Art
League Oct. 28.
Flu and pneumonia vaccinations at Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce Oct. 29.
Flu shots at the Anna Maria Island Community Center
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Island Real Estate, LaPensee retain perfect records

By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Correspondent
Island Real Estate and LaPensee Plumbing con-
tinue to sport perfect records in their respective divi-
sions as the 2002 season winds down.
Island Real Estate holds a whopping nine-point
lead over second-place Harry's Continental Kitchens in
Division II (ages 10-11), while LaPensee Plumbing's
5-0 mark puts them six points ahead of Division I (ages
12-14) runner-up Island Pest Control.
Danziger Allergy & Sinus continues to lead Divi-
sion III (ages 8-9), but Air & Energy and Jessie's Is-
land Store are lurking four points behind so it's still
anybody's race there.
With the season winding down, any teams that
have title hopes need to kick it up a notch to make a run
for the top.

Division I: Island Pest 7, W.C. Refrigeration 5
Phelps Tracy notched a hat trick to lead Island Pest
Control to a 7-5 victory over West Coast Refrigeration
on Thursday, Oct. 10. Tracy received ample support
from teammates Cameron Moroz, who scored a pair of
goals, while Sarah White and Lori Manali each scored
one goal for Island Pest Control.
Spencer Carper's three goals paced the West Coast
offense, which also received a goal each from Shanen
Young and Kyla Secor.

LaPensee 5, W.C. Refrigeration 3
Lorenzo Rivera added to his league-leading goal
total by scoring all five of LaPensee Plumbing's goals
in a 5-3 win on Tuesday, Oct. 8.
West Coast Refrigeration lost another close game
despite two goals from Spencer Carper and one goal
from Marisa Arce in the Division I contest.

Division II: Island Real Estate 5, Harry's 3
Three goals from Max Marnie and two goals from
Joseph Karasiewicz did in Harry's Continental Kitchen
on Monday, Oct. 7, to keep Island Real Estate atop the
Division II standings with an undefeated record.
Harry's striker Jay Dee Jackson did his best to keep
his team in the game, scoring three goals.

Air America 6, Mr. Bones 2
Air America broke through for its first win of the
season thanks to an impressive 6-2 victory over Mr.
Bones Monday night.
, Celia Ware carried the Air America offense on her
back with five goals, while Michael Frieler notched one
Mr. Bones was led by Will Osborne's two goals in the

Division III: Danziger 6, Gateway Solutions 4
Danziger Allergy & Sinus'Jordan Sebastiano and
Gateway Solutions' Blake Wilson each scored four
goals in the Oct. 10 Division III contest, but Zachary

Instructional Division (ages 5-7)
Date Time
Oct. 16 6 p.m.
Oct. 17 6 p.m.
7 p.m.
Oct. 21 6 p.m.
Oct. 22 6 p.m.
7 p.m.

Oct. 16
Oct. 17
Oct. 18
Oct. 21
Oct. 22

Oct. 18
Oct. 19
Oct. 21

Oct. 17
Oct. 22

III (ages 8-9)
6 p.m.
6 p.m.
6 p.m.
6 p.m.
6 p.m.

II (ages 10-11)
7:15 p.m.
10 a.m.
7:15 p.m.

I (ages 12-14)
7:15 p.m.
7:15 p.m.

Evans and Joey Hutchinson each scored a goal to pro-
vide the winning margin for Danziger.

Air & Energy 2, Bistros 1
Goals by Daniel Janisch and Ally Titsworth lifted
Air & Energy past the Bistros on Wednesday, Oct. 9.
Nick Tankersley notched the lone goal for Bistros
in the tough loss.

JV Dolphins improve to 5-1
on 33-6 Bears route
In perhaps its most complete performance of the sea-
son, the JV Dolphin Police Athletic League football team
ran roughshod over the Bears by a 32-6 score on Saturday,
Oct. 12, at the PAL complex in East Bradenton.
The Dolphins defense pitched yet another shutout,
having yielded only one touchdown by an opposing
offense all season, while also putting an exclamation
point on Saturday's victory with an interception by
defensive tackle Sean Price one that he returned 30
yards for the final touchdown of the game.
Price also contributed five tackles and a pair of sacks
to a defense that also received an interception by Chad
Richardson and a sack by Tanner Pelkey. Brother Shane
Pelkey added two tackles for losses in a dominating per-
formance that held the Bears to 42 yards of offense.
The Dolphins other points came via a touchdown
pass, a kick return for a touchdown and a pair of touch-
down runs as they improved to 5-1 on the season.
While the Dolphin 'D' was dominant, the offense
was coldly efficient, with just over 200 yards of offense
including 135 rushing yards on only 19 carries.
The Dolphins got on the scoreboard on their sec-
ond possession when they drove 67 yards on nine
plays, punctuated by a two-yard dive for a touchdown
by Jarrod McKenzie. Runningback Eric Whitley
gained 30 yards on the drive that saw five different

Team vs. Team
Island Animal vs. Observer
Island Animal vs. Sun
Galati Marine vs. Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley vs. Sun
Island Animal vs. Observer
W.C. Surf Shop vs. Galati Marine

Air & Energy vs. Danziger
Danziger vs. Jessie's
Air & Energy vs. Gateway
Gateway vs. Jessie's
Bistros vs. Jessie's

Island Real Estate vs. Harry's
Harry's vs. Air America
Mr. Bones vs. Air America

LaPensee vs. Island Pest
Island Pest vs. W.C. Refrigeration

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Dolphins carry the ball for positive yardage as they
took the early 6-0 lead.
After the Dolphins kickoff, the Bears started their
second possession at its 29-yard line, but on third and
eight, C.J. Wickersham recovered a Bear fumble, giv-
ing the Dolphins the ball at the 35.
Five plays later, Whitley ran it into the end zone
from the six for a 12-0 lead.
The Bears managed a first down on its next posses-
sion, but on fourth down, Price broke through for a
quarterback sack, giving the Fins the ball at midfield.
Quarterback Nick Sato lost two yards on first down
and Whitley almost was intercepted on a halfback option
pass. A reverse by Connor Bystrom lost nine yards, put-
ting the Dolphins in a fourth and long situation.
Sato dropped back to pass and found Richardson
on a short slant pattern that he turned into a 59-yard
touchdown and an 18-0 lead.
The two teams then traded kickoff returns for
touchdowns. The Bears struck first when Luis
Valazuala ran it back from 72 yards make it 19-6, but
Whitley answered right back with a 73-yard return for
a touchdown to give the Fins a 25-6 lead after
Richardson's extra-point run.
The final points of the game saw the Bears' Daniel
Sapupo attempt a swing pass amid a heavy Dolphin pass
rush. His pass was picked off by Price, who had to be re-
minded by teammates to run the ball into the end zone.
Sato's conversion run completed the team's 33-6 victory.
Whitley's 73-yard kickoff return for a touch-
down and a six-yard touchdown run to go along with
his game-high 53 yards rushing on six carries led the
Dolphin offense that also received strong games
from Richardson who gained 37 yards on the ground
in addition to his 59-yard touchdown reception from
Sato. Tim Bouziane added 26 yards on the ground
while also making four tackles on defense. Charlie
Woodson ground out 18 yards and an extra-point run
from his fullback position, while McKenzie had the
two-yard touchdown run.
Next up for the JV Fins is a 4:30 p.m. matchup with
the Raiders Saturday, Oct. 19, while the Mitey Mites,
who dropped a 34-0 decision to the Bears play the same
date at 12:30 p.m.

Center soccer

standings as of Oct. 11

Division III (ages 8-9)
Danziger 4
Air & Energy 3
Jessie's Island Store 3
Bistros 1
Gateway Solutions 1

Division II (ages 10-11)
Island Real Estate 6
Harry's 3
Mr. Bones 1
Air America 1

Division I ( ages 12-14)
LaPensee Plumbing 5
Island Pest Control 3
W.C. Refrigeration 1




Anna Maria Island Community Center

soccer league schedule


Real Estate

Island property sales
401 Gulf Dr. S., Bradenton Beach, a Gulf view 999
sfla home built in 1926 on a 50x50 lot, was sold 6/13/
02, Callahan to Eurice, for $280,000.
406 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a bayfront 2,600
sfla 4bed/4bath/2car home built in 1999 on a 60x85 lot,
was sold 6/10/02, Weatherly to Bulley, for $1,095,000;
list $1,250,000.
5400 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 5444-5400 Gulf
Dr., a Gulffront 1,188 sfla 3bed/2bath condo built in
1969, was sold 6/10/02, Stockert to Angels Trois Hold-
ings LLC, for $535,000.
725 N. Shore Dr., Anna Maria, a Gulffront 1,370
sfla 2bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1955 on a 60x125
lot, was sold 6/14/02, Riggs to Beachfront House LLC,
for $1,175,000; list $1,290,000.
111 Gull, Anna Maria, a canalfront 1,426 sfla
3bed/2bath/2car home built in 1983 on a 91x100 lot,
was sold 7/17/02, Wilkinson to Bogart, for $512,000;
list $512,000.
130 51st St., Holmes Beach, a 1,200 sfla 2bed/
2bath/lcar home built in 1962 on a 100x100, was sold
7/17/02, Bogart to Laade, for $295,000; list $325,000.
216 85th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,235 sfla 2bed/
2bath/2car home with boat slip #21 built in 1969 on a
90x100 lot, was sold 7/19/02, McLaughlin to Cook, for
$305,000; list $319,000.
262 Gladiolus, Anna Maria, a 1,494 sfla 3bed/
2.5bath/2car home built in 1979 on a 72xl11 lot, was
sold 7/17/02, Stickler to Davison, for $345,000; list
266 Gladiolus, Anna Maria, a 884 sfla 2bed/l bath/
Icar home built in 1968 on a 72x111 lot, was sold 7/
17/02, Smith to Yavalar, for $265,000; list $285,000.
3607 E. Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 207 Sandy Pointe
2, a 1,040 sfla 2bed/2bath/2car condo built in 1996,
was sold 7/19/02, Kratz to Kelly, for $185,000; list
3802 Sixth Ave., Holmes Beach, 3802 Village at
Holmes Beach, a 1,700 sfla 3bed/2bath/2car condo
built in 2002, was sold 7/17/02, Village At Holmes
Beach Dev. to Stollman, for $385,000; list $385,000.

401 Manatee Ave. W., Holmes Beach, a commer-
cial building, 4,204 sfla, built in 1979 on 3/4 acre, was
sold 7/17/02, Shearon to Benderson Development, for
403 S. Bay Blvd.,.Anna Maria, a canalfront 1,651
sfla home built in 1968 on a 73x105 lot, was sold 7/16/
02, Praskievicz to GSR [sic] (GRS Development) De-
velopment, for $495,000.
428 Magnolia, Anna Maria, a 1,400 sfla 2bed/
2bath/2car home built in 1956 on a 52x145 lot with an
additional buildable lot behind at 52x145, was sold 7/
15/02, Early to Lekites, for $380,000; list $379,000.
5604 Carissa, an 1,800 sfla 4bed/4bath duplex built
in 1982 on a 57x104 lot, was sold 7/17/02, Guerino to
Peterson & Culbreth, for $440,800.
708 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a bayfront 1,732
sfla 2bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1963 on a 60x85 lot,
was sold 7/16/02, Tester to McGough Properties, for
100 12th St. N., Bradenton Beach, a 902 sfla 2bed/
2bath home built in 1953 on a 57x100 lot, was sold 7/
26/02, Nill to Talham, for $245,000; list $259,900.
2111 Avenue C, Bradenton Beach, a 1,674 sfla
4bed/4bath/2car duplex built in 1985 on a 50x 100 lot,
was sold 7/26/02, Fed'l Nat'l Mtg Assn to Lora, for
$251,000; list $249,900.
219 81st St., Holmes Beach, 4 Beachwalk
Townhomes, a 2,000 sfla 3bed/2.5bath/2car condo
built in 2002, was sold 7/24/02, 81 st St. Dev. Co. LLC.
to Carney, for $471,900.
539 67th St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront 2,201 sfla
3bed/3bath/2car/pool home built in 1971 on a 100x1 15
lot, was sold 7/26/02, Fogaras to Coleman, for
$547,400; list $579,900.
611 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, 26 Imperial
House of Bradenton Beach D, a 754 sfla 2bed/lbath
condo built in 1969, was sold 7/22/02, Bowers to
Alpert, for $137,500; list $139,900.
6203 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, a 2,284 sfla
4bed/4bath/pool duplex built in 1972 on a 90x100 lot,
was sold 7/22/02, Wilkins to Wyatt, for $377,000; list

106 74th St., Holmes Beach, a Gulffront 1,344-sfla
home built in 1947 on a 60x270 lot, was sold 7/29/02,
Seventy-Fifth Street Dev. Co. to Holmes Beach Land
LLC, for $1,300,000.
2208 Avenue A, Bradenton Beach, a 1436 sfla
3bed/2bath/2car home built in 1998 on a 50x100 lot,
was sold 8/1/02, Adams to Kotlovker, for $382,000; list
2405 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach, a 1650 sfla
4bed/4bath/4car duplex built in 1986 on a 50x100 lot,
was sold 8/2/02, Burness to Cusack, for $315,000; list
5300 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 102 Martinique
Apts, a 1057 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1971, was
sold 8/2/02, Robinson to Harbsmeier, for $389,900; list
6006 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 111 Playa
Encantada, a 1154 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1980,
was sold 7/30/02, Heckard to Wilkins, for $399,900;
list $439,000.
611 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 21 D Imperial
House of Bradenton Beach, a 2bed/2bath 818 sfla
condo built in 1969, was sold 8/2/02, Horvath to
Menchek, for $189,000; list $199,000.
206 Oak, Anna Maria, a 3bed/2.5bath/2car/pool
3,517 sfla home built in 1992 on a 77x 110 lot, was sold
8/7/02, Deporre to Mixon, for $710,000; list $799,000.
2516 Avenue B, Bradenton Beach, a 1,508 sfla
4bed/2bath duplex built in 1981 on a 50x100 lot, was
sold 8/6/02, Pinkham to Canasi, for $258,000; list
303 66th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,078 sfla 2bed/
2bath/lcar home built in 1965 on a 90x104 lot, was
sold 8/6/02, Dawson to Klement, for $315,000; list
871 N Shore Dr., Anna Maria, a bayfront 2 build-
ing duplex of 1326 sfla and 1087 sfla built in 1960 on
a 50x 150 lot, was sold 8/7/02, Corder to Zambito, for
$350,000; list $750,000; tax value $399,389.
Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate
broker, 778-1222, exclusively for The Islander. Copy-
right 2002.

PAGE 26 OCT. 16, 2002 0 THE ISLANDER

Visualize this: Islanders entering into land-use projects

Islanders will have the chance to dust off their crys-
tal balls and break out the tarot card decks in the next
few. months as they ponder what the future bodes for
the three cities on Anna Maria Island.
The wake of the visioning process will cause Island
citizens and business owners to take a look at sculpt-
ing the future of the Island into molds of their choos-
Land-use planners like to think how great it would
be to start with a barren area and create anew. Absent
a Hurricane Brillo scouring the coast, though, that op-
tion is lost and the need will be to create with what is
already here.
It promises to be land-use fun. Or land-use hell.
I remember being bitten by the land-use bug,
- prompted by Arvida of all things, while a reporter at the
old Islander newspaper when in 1977 then-Arvida head
John Siegel proposed what was then a new concept of
Planned Urban Development for Longboat Key, or
clustering houses in one area with open spaces sur-
rounding the housing units. The result was the
Longboat Key Club and the surrounding golf courses,
among others, and pegs me as a land-use wannabe for
the past 25 years.
Way back when, planning was a new and semi-
exciting concept for a kid reporter, covering something
so radical as a semi-new way to build houses other than
the old tried-and-true tract homes of Florida of yore. I
got caught up in the developmental frenzy and, like
Jimmy Wing in John D. MacDonald's novel "Flash of
Green," glowed with enthusiasm over the new way to
make a development out of swamp.
Unlike Jimmy, I didn't get any money under the
table for favorable press about Arvida's development.
But like Jimmy, the urge to track land-tract efforts con-
After an ownership change in the Island's newspa-
per drove me off Anna Maria, I took a job as a reporter
for a Siesta Key-based community newspaper covering
that key, plus Sarasota County and the City of Sarasota.
The wannabe land planner urge was fed in earnest by
our neighbors to the south, as everybody and their
brother seemed to be coming forward to develop some-
thing or other.
Then came R/UDAT, the Regional/Urban Design
Assistance Team, to Sarasota. The group of economists,
planners, architects, traffic engineers and others reshaped
Downtown Sarasota and, although it took more than a
decade, the plan the group offered finally began to take
.shape. I'm proud to say I had a small part in it all.
By the end of the year, Islanders will have the
chance to become frustrated land planners, too, as vi-
sioning exercises .i :hin all three cities should have
taken place and citizens, business owners and those
with an interest in how the Island will look in the next
30 years put their heads together and work toward for-

malizing a "vision."
Anna Maria City and Bradenton Beach have both
come up with similar vision statements, and Holmes
Beach probably will also include that catch-all phrase
of maintaining the "Old Florida charm" within its com-
munity style.
OK, so who doesn't like the typical Florida bunga-
low house, with wide, shaded, screened verandahs, tin
roofs, and coconut palms gently waving in the wind?
That's a popular Island style of housing, but not all that
practical come hurricane time.
Imagine that same bungalow as 120 mph winds rip
through the screens and pop off the tin roof. The coco-
nuts from the palms blast through the windows and
walls like cannon shot, and pretty soon you've got a
pile of Old Florida rubble.
A buddy has facetiously or maybe not sug-
gested that the best housing style on a barrier island is
a tent. It's cool in summer, with a heater or three it's
cozy in winter, and then when the storms come, you
just leave it and, when you can return to the Island, you
just stop and buy another one before re-entry and
you're home again. Simple, cheap, but not all that aes-
thetically pleasing.
Perhaps a practical year-round shelter would be an
elevated Quonset hut. No windows, only one or two
fortified doors, built to withstand hurricane-force
winds, and elevated enough to avoid all but the worst
of storm surge. It's practical, it's safe, but aesthetically
it too leaves something to be desired. Who wants to live
next to an elevated bunker?

Legislating aesthetics
So I'm going to propose that the final-outcome of
all of the Island visioning is going to come down to a
debate about legislating aesthetics. If you like a bunker,
your friends like tents, and I like a bungalow, which
one is right? And who's to decide the rightness?
These proposed architectural review boards will
put the visioning into a whole new arena, and lively
debate is sure to follow.
It's sorta like the morass Sarasota City commis-
sioners have fallen into in the past 10 years as they've
tried to come up with a public art program. It started
simply: The commission decreed that all new commer-

Lynn Lott of Bradenton Beach doesn't mean her favorite newspaper The Islander is full of blarney, it just
happened that she took a read of hometown news just after kissing the Blarney Stone while on a trip to Ire-

cial buildings would have a piece of artwork, like a
sculpture, on the property to spiff up the neighborhood.
The commission formed a public arts committee of
artists to review the proposed art and make a recom-
mendation to the commission.
Then politics stepped in, as commissioners repeat-
edly said "I don't know much about art, but ..." and
rejected the recommended artwork for something else.
The commission was blasted by constituents, the press,
and the artists as it continued to legislate aesthetics.
Could the same come true on the Island with the
visioning exercise? Sure.
Emily Anne Smith offered a suggestion to the
problem. She's the outspoken spokesperson for the
Bradenton Beach architectural firm of Eatman &
Smith, and has been involved with a bunch of architec-
tural review boards around the country. They can and
do work, she said, but only if the guidelines are clear
and concise and offer a wide list of choices from which
homeowners may choose.
"You need to offer an enormous array of shapes to
deal from," she said. "It will be a disaster if it doesn't
include a book, with pictures, offering the guidelines,
and it will be a disaster if the book doesn't offer lots of
choices to choose from.
"You need the most flexibility to let people create
their own identity," Smith added.
Makes sense to me.

Seaside: adored or despised?
Seaside is a small community built from scratch in
Florida's Panhandle about 25 years ago. It's a totally
planned development of single-family homes,
townhouses, shops and offices surrounding a large vil-
lage square which hosts concerts and special events. It
was Seaside that served as the backdrop for the movie
"The Truman Show" a few years ago.
Prospective homeowners have a slew of housing
styles from which to choose in Seaside, but it is a finite
slew. No, you can't put your bunker in Seaside, but
there are some big glorified tents over the walkways
that lead to the beach. The houses are I guess a mix
between funky old-Florida styles and some pretty mod-
ernistic homes.
I've been to Seaside several times, the first just
after it was established. At the time, I despised-it. Al-
though everything was different, itywas all too much of
the same. The houses seemed to overpower the small
lots, everything seemed squeezed together, and it all
just sort of jutted out of the ground, since building
heights all seemed to be about 40 feet high.
However, subsequent trips have softened me to the
place, and now I wouldn't mind living there. The land-
scaping has become lush, serving to integrate the units
with each other. Everything is within an easy stroll,
there are sidewalks everywhere, and vehicular traffic
is pretty much non-existent as a result.
Will the Island become another Seaside? Of course
not there are far too many contentious folks here to
allow any sort of central intelligence to dictate housing
styles to that degree.
Could the Island learn from some of the features of
Seaside? Of course, as well as some of the nicer ele-
ments found on Sanibel, or Boca Raton, or even some
of the neighborhoods in Sarasota like Laurel Park or
Perhaps all of you frustrated land-use planners
should consider a road trip or two.

Sandscript factoid
Regional/Urban Design Assistance Team efforts
are a visioning process run amok. In the course of four
or five days a dozen or so planners, architects, econo-
mists, traffic engineers, landscapers and builders from
all over the country converge on an area, sniff around,
talk to lots and lots of people, then produce an illus-
trated book based on community input and their own
levels of expertise.
What's amazing is that these men and women do
a R/UDAT only for expenses and for the fun of doing
one, not for pay. Considering they each probably earn
several hundred dollars an hour at their respective pro-
fessions, the team's contribution to a community over
the course of several 20-hour days is way, way more
than just a nice gesture.
And they close the process with a meeting to ex-
plain how to go about doing what they propose, bond
financing and all.

THE ISLANDER O OCT. 16, '200 2 i'PAGt 27

'Seeing red report': redfish, snapper, that is, not tide

By Capt. Mike Heistand
We're seeing red out there in the fish world right
now -- redfish, that is.
Backwater action for redfish is superb right now,
with dozens of catches being the norm per trip in the
bays. Flounder, trout and snook are also hungry and
ready for the hook.
Pier and nearshore anglers report good results
hunting for mackerel.
Offshore, red grouper and lots of snapper are the
best bets, with some reports of amberjack and some
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business out of
Catcher's Marina in Holmes Beach said he's catch-
ing lots of kingfish and mackerel on the reefs, plus red-
fish and snook in the bays. "Fishing is about as good
as it gets right now," Capt. Rick added.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach out of Catcher's said he's also running
into a lot of mackerel offshore and plenty of redfishing
in the bays, as well as some nice-sized snook.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide out of
Catcher's said he's finding about all the red grouper
anyone would want to catch offshore right now, some
up to 25 pounds, along with mangrove and lane snap-
per and amberjack.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle reports
offshore charters are doing well with amberjack, red
and gag grouper, plus both lane and mangrove snapper.
Bill said he's hearing "fish stories" of some kingfish
being caught, as well as some cobia.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said fishers there
are still catching lots of redfish, although most of the
reds are outside of the slot limit and have to be released.
Other action includes snook, mackerel, snapper, floun-
der and some black drum:
Anglers at the Anna Maria City Pier report the
hottest action-is mackerel, as well as good catches of
snapper; flounder, drum, some small sharks and jacks.
S Capt. Sam Kimball on Legend charters out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said redfish are re-
ally starting to show up right now. He's also put his
charters onto riiaickerel, bonita, barracuda, grouper and
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's said his weekly highlights included snook,
redfish, trout, mackerel and snapper.
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
wade fishers are catching lots of big redfish near the
mouth of Palma Sola Bay. Boaters are doing well with
snook and trout, and pier anglers report good catches
of mackerel and flounder.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said


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redfish are both good bets this week.
some really big snook are coming into the dock, some
up to 34 inches in length, as well as lots of redfish,
flounder, snapper, trout and mackerel.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said Miguel Bay is his hotspot for redfish, with
artificial proving the best bet for getting the hungry
spotties. He's also catching trout and flounder in the
Capt. Eric Bergan on the Kattina said grouper
action offshore remains good for his charters, with even
better results expected as the weather cools. He's also
catching snapper within 20 miles of shore.
Richard and Carol Cary on my boat Magic caught
a dozen redfish and a few snook, plus six trout up to 20


We'd love to hear your fish stories,
and pictures are welcome at The Islander.
Just give us a call at 778-7978
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inches, on a charter last week. Other trips also featured
lots and lots of reds.
Good luck and good fishing.
Capt. Mike Heistand is a 20-year fishing guide. Call
him at 779-9607 to provide a fishing report. Pictures of
your catch are also welcome and may be dropped off at
The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Please
include identificationfor persons in the picture along with
information on the catch and a name and phone number
for more information. Pictures may be retrieved once they
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THREE-CUSHION COUCH with matching chair,
$75; Queen bed with frame (two used mat-
tresses), $75; bookcase, 3 by 6 ft., five shelves.
$50. 545-4694.

chairs, three tables (two end and one coffee).
$250. 779-2241.

Holmes Beach. Storewide Halloween sale, all gifts,
jewelry, art, pottery, lamps, stained glass 10 to 90
percent. Sterling jewelry 50 percent off. Pottery 20
to 50 percent off.

offer. View at Web site: geocities.com/
houseboat_sunseeker or call 778-3526.

ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open Tuesday, Thursday,
9:30-2, and Saturday 9-noon. Sales racks. Two
cribs for sale. Donations accepted Wednesday
mornings. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 779-2733.

19, 9am-2pm. We're cleaning out our closets! Come
and find a treasure! Costumes, props, bake sale and
lots more! Island Players theater, corner of Gulf
Drive and Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.

SELL YOUR ITEMS at our "Community Craft and
Clutter" Sale at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Saturday, Nov. 9,
8am-Noon. $10 donation per table. Call the church
office for more information, 778-1813.

GARAGE/CRAFT SALE Saturday, Oct. 19, 10am-
whenever. Household items, handmade crafts. No
early birds. 8006 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

day, 9am-5pm. 12 dealers with loads of antiques,
collectibles, gifts, jewelry, crystal, some junk, great
bargains and treasure hunting. 5351 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach, in front parking lot of Dolphin Plaza.

SALE SATURDAY, OCT. 19, 8am-2pm.
Lawnmowers, patio table, crib, refrigerator, micro-
wave with cabinet, household items, etc. Westbay
Cove, #119. Park on Sixth Avenue.

SeaSilver whole-food supplement. Try it risk
free! (877) 571-7689 or Web site:

ANNA MARIA ISLAND Video: A Musical Tour. As
seen in the Islander! Only $19.95, plus tax and ship-
ping. To order call, Jim Sartain, 761-3001.

PARKING SPACE WANTED Want to rent parking
near 68th Street and Gulf Drive. Nice car, respect-
ful person. Beginning on or before Jan. 1, 2003.
Call, 779-0502.

LOST: CAR KEY, black leather for Toyota. Lost
Wednesday, Sept. 25, around 5pm, at Anna Maria
Post Office. 778-6809. Reward!

LOST: 11-FOOT. BOAT, aluminum
Reg.#MC8165LN. Reward! 778-5212.


Buy it, sell it, find it fast in The Islander classified.

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

419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida

(941) 778-2291
EVENINGS 778-2632

P O Box 2150
FAX (941) 778-2294

This charming 1950's era 3BR/2BA home features
vaulted, beamed, tongue-in-groove ceilings with
fans, clerestory windows, a retro-style free-standing
fireplace and a spacious, tiled eat-in kitchen with
wooden cabinetry, overlooking the Florida room and
waterway beyond. Other amenities include a fully
fenced back yard with plenty of room for a pool, over-
sized storage and utility shed, easy care pebbled
landscaping and sunny waterside patio. There is also
a boat dock and lift on natural waterway, just one lot
from Anna Maria Sound! Enjoy the secluded end of
cul-de-sac location! Priced at $549,900.


Visit our Website at www.betsyhills.com

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

1990 ECONOLINE 150 VAN, cold air conditioning,
has towing package. Ready for travel. Runs great.
$3,100, or best offer. 730-9622.

1981 MERCEDES WAGON turbo diesel. $3,900.

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.

BOAT TRAILER FOR sale. 24-27 ft., 2001
Shorelandr, B2780TBB, 8,000-lb., galvanized.
$4,500, or best offer. 778-2177.

HOUSEBOAT FOR SALE. Excellent live aboard,
guest quarters or rental income. $28,500 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.

Get 'em while they're hot! Exclusively at
ore than a mullet Wrapper!

Tie Islander
Call or e-mail for prices and sizes available.
news@islander.org 941-778-7978 5404 Marina Drive Holmes Beach

I recall my brother and sister "working" at the
Anna Maria IGA as infants in their playpens,
bonding with my parents and making memo-
ries for all greeted by them as they shopped in
the latter 1950s.

WELCOME BABY TYLER! Our new "associate"
and joy! Bonding with Mom and Grandmother
in the real estate office and making memories
for all greeted 50 years later!

You can turn back time ... personal attention,
services and personal Island knowledge
... our way of doing business.
We are the Island!


S. nc
,. 1957
IWe ARE the Island "
9805 Gull Dr..e PF Bou 835 AnnrI.ar, a Fladora 3-12L16
941 778-2259 Fax 941 778-2250
Email amrlty@ gle.ner
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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.

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.

ASSISTANT INNKEEPER in training. Holmes
Beach, very busy B&B and. motel. Must be ener-
getic, positive, dependable and eager to learn! Will
train, must have own dependable transportation,
non-smoking facility. Call 778-5444.

HOME TRUE VALUE Hardware on beautiful Anna
Maria Island has an opening for a part-time cash-
ier. Please apply at hardware store in Island Shop-
ping Center.

office. 40 hours per week. Some computer and
people skills needed. Call Sally or Marianne at
Mike Norman Realty, 778-6696.

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

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.
WF--myiD YOU! Call 778-0492.

Buy it, sell it, find it fast in The Islander Classifieds.

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.

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

therapy or Swedish massage in our office orin the
comfort of your own home. $36/hour. Call today for
an appointment. 779-9404. MA#36714.

NADIA'S EUROSAGE Relaxing, healing massage
in the comfort of your home. Call today for an ap-
pointment, 795-0887. MA#0017550.

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

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

computer misbehaving? Certified computer service
and private lessons. Special $20 per hour- free
advice. 545-7508

wash away mildew, dirt and salt. Thorough, reason-
able and reliable. Free estimates, licensed and in-
sured. 778-0944.

FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels and everywhere
else in The Islander. 778-7978

in paradise at

. a *- -

I can make your
island dreams come true.
SSales & Rentals Since 1981
Office 778-4800 Cell 705-4800
5201 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach, Fl
W ^ -, 34217

evenings, weekends. For any computer needs,
hardware, software, network, commercial, private.
Call 778-8473.

MUSIC LESSONS! Also available: flute, saxo-
phone, clarinet.. Beginning to advanced. 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.

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.

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.

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

SHUTTER AND WINDOW specialist. Impact film
and glass, room enclosures, screened rooms. Li-
censed and insured. Visit our showroom or call for
in-home estimate. Call Shutter-Vue at 745-2363.

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

5 Gf iB c342

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.

canalfront home with very private lot and
boat dock. 3BR/2.5BA with great open floor
plan. Very close to beach! Perfect to re-
decorate for your retirement home or use
as a rental property. $589,000. Call
Quentin Talbert at 778-4800 or 704-9680.

Island six-unit motel/apts. Gulf Drive location in choice Holmes Beach area. Walk to
one block from the beach! All updated units shopping and restaurants. Very close to
with heated pool and on-site laundry. Just the beach with some Gulf views. Rooftop
take over the business! $995,000. Call Dick sundeck. $415,000. Call Denny Rauschl at
Maher or Dave Jones at 778-4800. 778-4800, 725-3934.

S. 28 Years of Professional Service
LAUREL OAK PARK Acacia model, pool and upgrades.
DEEDED BOAT DOCK 3BR/2BA, wood decks, clear views down
canal to bay. Elevated with bonus area. $350,000.
DIRECT GULFVIEW Beach Cottage, Completed rehabed. $429,000.
STYLING SALON 8 station, established over 35 years. $39,000.
WALGREENS Triple Net. Good CAP. $2,650,000.
ANTIQUE & ART GALLERY Old Main Street. $69,000
5 APARTMENTS Steps to Gulf/bay. $475,000.
MOBILE HOME PARK 71 spaces, lakefront. 10 percent cap.
See our classified ads We're booking 2003 rentals now!
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
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S3BR/2BA 1,700 sq.ft. Living Area Heated Pool
Elevator Available Large Private Garage
SSteps to Beach/Shopping Starting at $375,000
Call: Jon Tipton, 941-779-9464



Home repairs, painting,'textures, tiling, property
maintenance. Phone (941) 724-1958.

Pays cash for owner-financed mortgage notes,
court settlements and lottery winnings. Call or fax
us today, 751-1905.

meals, errands. No job too small or large. Reason-
able rates, Island resident, references provided.

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

and blinds. 25 years in business. Full service in
home or office. Call Deborah at 782-1130.

ORIGINAL HUSBAND/WIFE professional house
cleaning services. References available. Call Alice,

Black and color. 383-5372.

JACK OF ALL TRADES Carpentry, home repair,
yard work, painting, cleaning, home audio, car au-
dio, car alarms, automotive headliners. Scott,

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

est, reliable, experienced, repairs, major appli-
ances, home electronics, ceiling fans, garage-door
openers, marine electronics. 779-1779.

KATHY & MIKE'S CLEANING Service. Delivering
a standard of excellence for all your interior and
exterior cleaning needs. No job too big or small.
Great rates and references. 722-4358.

JACK OF ALL TRADES Drywall, tile, decking, etc.
Make an old room look new. Experiences. Satisfac-
tion guaranteed. Call Joe, 778-4587.

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

LAWNWORK, HOUSE SITTING been in business
on Island for seven years. Reliable adult, low cost,
no contract needed. 778-6172.

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

nance. Residential and commercial. Full-service
lawn maintenance, cleanup, 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.

Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling,
cleanup. Island resident 25 years. Call 807-1015.

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.
Get more advertising results for your buck in The
Islander classified. 778-7978

Doug Dowling Realty hard at work..

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 es-
timates. Call Larry at 795-7775, cell 720-0770.

FREE SNOW REMOVAL! Everything else costs ex-
tra. Crushed, washed 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.

tion for trimming, cleanup, palm and plant installa-
tion, irrigation, shell ($25/yard). Specializing in re-
designs. To start a great relationship, call Jerry of
Anna Maria, 779-1952.

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

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

contractors. In-house plan designs. State licensed
and insured. Many Island references. 778-2993.
Lic# CRC 035261.

mates. 35-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at

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

ISLANDER CLASSIFIED -The best news in town
and the best results from classified advertising.

Just steps away from the
Gulf! Enjoy direct beach
access and experience
Island living today!
Priced to sell at
$259,000. MLS#86560.
Call Bonnie Bowers
at 350-1300.

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I I Irmgn For information call 778-7127

j It's all about real estate!

Lovely Key West-style home with private dock and
davits in desirable Anna Maria Island. Come and
enjoy our Island lifestyle. $599,000. Call Mel.
, 3001 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach Call Mel @ (941) 809-5565

Single-family homes from
the $190s, including homesites.

f i Island lifestyle with off-Island convenience!

W ATCH Just a five-minute ride to the beach!

5 Different Floor Plans
All open & spacious ...
3BR/2BA & 4BR/2BA
Directions: Cortez Road to
,&6th St. W., turn south on
86th St. W. Entrance to Heron's
Watch is 1/2 mile on the right.

'" TE T ISEANDER' OCT. '6, 202e00 liPAGE 31


OVER THIRTY YEARS craftsman experience. In-
terior, exterior, doors, stairs, windows and trim.
Have sawmill, will travel. Dan Michael, master
carpenter. Call, 745-1043 or cell 962-4068.

WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more.
Lifetime warranty. Call Keith Barnett for a free in-
home consultation. Island references, 15 years
experience. 778-3526 or 730-0516.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New townhome with
g 3BR/2.5BA, private back
yard, elevator tower in
place, screened lanai,
S hurricane impact window
:' upgrade and 2-car garage.
. ,$499,900.
- Call Bob Fittro today
; to see this magnificent
'" h newly constructed
townhome! 778-6066.

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


HOURS: Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat 105, Sun 12-5
Diecion From U.S. 41, travel west on Manatee
Avenue (SR 64) and across Palma Sola Causeway
to Peico Island. Town & Country Perico
wl be on the left.
Limited tme offec certain restrictions oppy.
'Size restrictions apply. .

painting, sheetrock and popcorn, doors, bi-folds,
trim, moldings and general repairs. Homes, condos,
rentals. A.J. Winters, 713-1951.

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

JACKSON HOLMES PAINTING and pressure wash-
ing. Honest, dependable, quality workmanship. Ref-
erences, insured. Call 795-2771 or 224-1560.

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

ISLAND HANDYMAN Painting and spackling, car-
pentry, yard work, general cleanup, hauling and
moving. Great rates! Call today 779-2241.

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, non smoking. Priced from $750/month, $400/
week, $80/night. 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.

floor. Just steps to beach, fully furnished. Bikes,
cable TV, washer/dryer. $475/week. 866-4-LEASE-
3 or 447-6797.

Buy it, sell it, find it fast in The Islander classified.

ground-level duplex on Pine Avenue. Room
for expansion. Front building zoned for re-
tail, office or residential. Reduced to
* SUN PLAZA WEST, 2BR/2BA, furnished

unit, pool,

tennis, covered parking.


2BR/2BA townhouse-style units with heated
pool and only one block to the beach. Weekly,
monthly or seasonally.

Marina Pointe

Realty Co.

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

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. $1,100/month, assurity/security
required with contract. 792-2779.

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

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.

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.

STEPS TO BEACH: 1-2BR, newly remodeled,
fully furnished, TV, telephone, kitchen, micro-
wave. $395/week or $1,250/month, plus tax. Call

LONGBOAT KEY CONDO Banyan Bay Club, first
floor, 2BR/2BA, washer/dryer. Pool, clubhouse, ten-
nis, fishing dock, steps to beach. Available monthly,
seasonal. Non smoking. (203) 481-2748.

lanai, garage, dock. remodeled in Island style and
colors, tropical landscaping. Nice, quiet area, no
pets, non smoking, $950/month. Also, available fur-
nished. 776-1789.


2BR/2BA each side. Just steps to one of area's
best beaches. Quiet secluded street in North
Holmes Beach. Very residential area. Two
garages and two carports. Excellent rental.
2BR/1BA West Bradenton home near Wares
Creek. Close to downtown, hardwood floors,
eat-in kitchen, wood deck, fence. $128,900.
1.4 acres on US-41 prime location. Located
near the Ritz, airports, colleges and Van
Wezel. NT-zoned, many other property uses.
In the "Enterprise Zone" = tax incentives.
4BR/3BA Key Royale "500" block, split-plan,
canalfront, 4,000 lb. boat lift, caged pool,
family room, two blocks to great beach.

From $700 / month
Condos/Homes: $500 week / $1,000 month

779-0202 (800) 732-6434

MS SiiCoast
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 www.suncoastinc.com


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d Commercial Residential Free Estimates
S Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
ffy MWe Monitor Irrigation Systems
Established in 1983J

CONSTRUCTION Remodeling Contractors
CONSTRUCTION In-house plan designs
@@ 7VM[@g0@K Building Anna Maria since 1975
D]W[ irBg D (941) 778-2993

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

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

Water Damaged Drywall Tiling Painting
Clean, Honest, Reliable More than 20 years experience
Fred 752-7758 Cellular 545-6141 i'

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

Advertising sizzles


The Islander.
Call 778 7978 for info today!

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SAddresses ending in odd numbers (or N Z):
Rules in effect for Manatee County: "
> Lawn and landscape watering is limited to two
days a week. *
> Addresses ending in even numbers (or A- M): *
- Tuesday and Saturday.
* > Addresses ending in odd numbers (or N Z): .
SWednesday and Sunday.
> Irrigation not allowed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Irrigation with treated waste water allowed any
> Owners can wash their vehicles anytime as long
as they use a hand-held hose with a shut-off nozzle. *
S(Pull the car on the lawn to wash!)
) > Rinsing boats and flushing of boat motors is al-
lowed for ten minutes daily.
S> Hand-watering of plants, NOT LAWNS, is permit-
0 ted any day.
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ber to February. Full kitchen. $500/week or $1,000/
month. Small pet OK. Walk to beach or downtown
Holmes Beach. Call 807-5626.

yards to beach. Ground level, located at 3105 Av-
enue F. No pets. Good credit. $1,050/month and
security. (800) 894-1950.

SEASONAL GROUND-LEVEL duplex, close to
beach. Quiet Holmes Beach neighborhood. Non
smoking, no pets. Available December-May. 2BR/
1BA, $1,900/month. 1 BR/1BA, $1,500/month. Call
(813) 928-5378 for more information.

BAYFRONT HOME with beach. City of Anna Maria.
Furnished 3BR, immaculate. Available weekly,
monthly or annually. 779-2241.

HOLMES BEACH north end. Seasonal/annual,
beautifully furnished. 2BR/2.5BA, two-car garage.
Photos and floor plan available. (614) 792-7535.

WESTBAY POINT & Moorings condo for rent No-
vember-December, $1,700/month. Call 778-1766.

SEASONAL 3BR/2BA, 50 yards to beach. $3,000/
month. (813) 661-5252 or (813) 684-2644.

ANNA MARIA: Quiet north end, three-minute walk
to beach. 3BR/2BA, sleeps four. Beautifully fur-
nished. January-April, $2,900/month; $700/week,
other weeks during the year. Call 795-5500 or e-
mail: jewels29@tampabay.rr.com.

ANNUAL 3BR/2BA, newer Holmes Beach canal
home. Two-car garage, large bonus room, dock and
more. Marina Pointe Realty Co., 779-0732.

vacation, seasonal or annual, non smoking, close to
everything. Heated pool, tennis court, fishing dock.
LARGE BAYFRONT home in Holmes Beach.
3BR/2BA, two-car garage. Boat davits, 100 feet
on the water. Beautiful view. Mike Norman Realty,

NORTH SHORE DRIVE beachfront. Two spacious
homes both 3BR/2BA with all conveniences. One is
$4,700/month, the other is $4,300/month. (813)

VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across
from beautiful beach, $350 to $450/week. Fall and
winter dates available. Almost Beach Apartments,

BEAUTIFUL EFFICIENCY, fully furnished, one
block to beach. Utilities and local phone service in-
cluded, available, now through Dec. 31, 2002. Call

SEASONAL RENTAL Holmes Beach. Immaculate
and beautifully decorated, 2BR/2BA, duplex; pri-
vate, two short blocks to beach., $1,800/month.
(616) 963-8683.

WATERFRONT WITH DOCK Upper duplex with
deck overlooks Sarasota Bay and Cortez, 2BR/1 BA.
Annual, $1,200/month. 778-0300.

GREAT LOCATION Close to beach, bay, park.
Laundry, garage, boat, parking. Bradenton Beach.
2BR/2BA, annual, non smoking, no pets. $750/
month. (800) 541-8451.

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

CHARMING 1BR/1BA on canal. Furnished, washer/
dryer. $850/month, all utilities included. Available
now through Dec. 31. 778-5405.

ANNUAL GROUND-LEVEL duplex in Holmes
Beach. 2BR/1BA, lanai, unfurnished. Steps to
beach. $875/month with hot water. Security, first
and last. No pets, non smoking. 778-7665.

SEASONAL RENTAL nice and clean, 1BR apart-
ment. 300 steps to beach, pool access. 778-4499.

HOUSE ON THE BAY 3BR/2BA, unfurnished. Avail-
able now. $1,000/month. 526 56th St., Holmes
Beach. (941) 232-3665.

STEPS TO BEACH Immaculate, 2BR/2BA, ground-
level, one-car garage home in Holmes Beach. Non
smoking, no pets. Seasonal. (813) 961-6992.

AUTUMN SPECIAL 1-2BR, steps to beach, remod-
eled, fully furnished, TV, phone, kitchen, washer/
dryer. $425/week, $1,295/month. Call 778-1098.

SEASONAL RENTAL Quiet street, walk to Gulf.
Bright living room with dining area, kitchen, 1BR/
1BA, private patio. $1,500/month, available Novem-
ber-April, short or long term. Call 778-5338 until
Nov. 4; after Nov. 4 call (516) 627-2652.

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from beach and two houses from Intracoastal,
pier. December-March or January-April, $3,000/
month. Off season, short term, vacation rates.
Log onto www.floridabeachcottage.com or cell
(863) 447-2577.

newly renovated, waterview. Available Dec. 24-Jan.
8. and Feb.'15-21. Call Richard, (973) 744-2100.

SEASONAL/VACATION: Martinique condos. All
updated, north and south buildings. One-month
minimum. Also, Perico Bay Club condos: 2BR/2BA
waterfront, beautifully furnished. T. Dolly Real Es-
tate, 778-0807.

landscaping, washer/dryer, one block to beach.
$600/month, will consider seasonal. Call Paul
Collins, 928-4062.

CANALFRONT CONDO with dock. 2BR/2BA. $825/
month. T. Dolly Young Real Estate, 778-0807.

ANNUAL RENTALS: 2BR/2BA, furnished home,
$1,100/month; Sunbow Bay, 2BR/2BA, furnished
condo, elevator, pool, boat dock, $1,250/month;
3BR/2BA canal home, dock, $1,800/month; 3BR/
2BA, furnished pool home with dock, $3,400. Call
Island Vacation Properties, 778-6849.

SEASONAL RENTAL Charming cottage, 2BR/
1BA, $1,300/month inclusive. Quiet, historic neigh-
borhood. Stones throw to restaurants, bars, Co-
quina Beach. Small pet welcome. (813) 659-0370
or (941) 778-4941.

steps to beach completely renovated, washer/
dryen ncck. $1,000/month. First, last, security.
S757)220-3544 or (757) 253-2382.

ANNUAL RENTAL Holmes Beach. 2BR/1BA, to-
tally remodeled, tile floors, carpeting in bedrooms.
Non smoking, no pets. Washer/dryer hook-up.
$900/month. Will work with first, last and security
deposit. 730-5118.
furnished. Holmes Beach, $500/month. 778-2036.

WANTED: HOLMES BEACH rental from Feb. 1 to
March 15, 2003. Minimum 2BR/2BA, must be able
to accommodate small, well-behaved dog. Non-
smokers. Bonnie, (207) 867-2213.

1BR/1BA GROUND-FLOOR apartment. Pet ok,
central air and heat. $625/month, security $625.
Water, sewer and garbage furnished. Annual lease
required with references. Phone, 778-0473 located
at 200 Bay Drive N. Bradenton Beach.

Read The Islander classified. The Island's most
comprehensive real estate section.

ANNUAL RENTALS: Perico Bay Club and Anna
Maria Island. Priced from $620 per month. Call Is-
land Real Estate, 778-6066.

2BR/2BA ANNUAL DUPLEX, new carpet and paint.
Washer/dryer. Small garage/outside storage. Call
Island Real Estate, 778-6066.

ANNUAL DUPLEX 2BR/1.5BA, appliances,
washer/dryer hook-up, big yard, no pets. $750/
month. 778-0032.

DELUXE CONDO Bradenton Beach. 2BR/2BA, one
block to beautiful beach. $650/week, $2,200/month,
plus tax and cleaning. Available October, Novem-
ber, December, January, February, and April. No
smoking. 778-3320.

ANNUAL RENTAL Large 1BA, fenced yard, deck,
washer/dryer hook-ups, half block to beach. Ce-
ramic tile/hardwood floors. Water and garbage in-
cluded. $725/month. 778-3007.

ANNUAL RENTAL 1BR/1BA apartment, Seaside
Gardens. $500, first, last. No pets. References. Call

newly remodeled home on Palma Sola Bay. Three-
month minimum, Nov.-April. Price includes car, flats
boat, computer. Great fishing! Pets welcome, walk
to beach. $3,500/month. 794-3527.

ANNUAL RENTALS: Westbay Cove, Westbay
Point and Moorings. Pool, tennis, cable, water,
sewer included. Old Florida Realty, 778-3377.

RENTAL WANTED: Furnished room or small apart-
ment for responsible Island resident. Nonsmoking.

ANNUAL RENTALS Efficiency, 1 BR and 2BR units
available. Prices range $475-$850/month. Call for
details. Fran Maxon Real Estate, 778-2307.
ANNUAL DUPLEX Bradenton Beach. 2BR/1BA.
Carport, laundry room with washer/dryer hookup.
First, last, security. $700/month. 778-2918.

screened porch, garage, ceramic tile, newer ap-
pliances, steps to Gulf beach. $875/month. (616)

Gorgeous unit with all new appliances, washer/
dryer and carport. $1,250/month. Call Talia or
Valerie at Wagner Realty, 778-2246.

RENTAL CONDO Westbay Cove, ground floor,
2BR/2BA, beautifully turnkey furnished. Pool, ten-
nis court, easy off Island. Available March and/or
April. 778-6172.

ANNUAL RENTALS historic Cortez village. 1-2BR,
$600-$750/month, plus electric. Wagner Realty,

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UNFURNISHED COZY 1BR/1BA, steps to the
beach. $650/month, plus security and utilities. No
pets. Call 778-3854.

furbished, furnished/unfurnished. $1,500/month,
Oct.-Dec: or Annual. Garage, washer/dryer, short
walk to beach. 778-2880.

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-
5514, or call 809-4253.

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.

SECLUDED DEEPWATER Canalfront house, 44-
foot dock, huge pool and lanai. Must sell! Terms or
trade. 730 Penfield, north end of Longboat Key.

250-FOOT FRONTAGE deep-water canal custom
home. Vaulted ceilings, 3-4BR/3.5BA, granite
kitchen counters, Roman spa, exceptional porch for
entertaining. Landscaped, palm trees. 631
Foxworth Lane. $998,500, open to reasonable of-
fers. 778-7837.

GREAT HOUSE 2BR/2BA, one block from beauti-
ful beach. Raised, 1,200 square foot. 2713 Gulf
Drive, $339,000 or trade equity for larger house in
Bradenton. 778-4611.

Buy it, find it, sell it fast in The Islander classified.

TAI CHI HOME: Embrace nature from your deck,
your dock or your living room! Canal home, north
end. Call Mel, 809-5565, or Island Vacation Prop-
erties Sales, 778-6849.

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

nished 1 BR/1 BA mobile home. High 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.

SIX-YEAR OLD 3BR/2BA, two-car garage, over 55
community. Close to 1-75, 10-foot. ceilings, private
lot, wheelchair friendly. $141,000. Call 749-1417.

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, Oct. 20, 1-3 PM. 788 N.
Shore Drive, Anna Maria.

paradise, across from Gulf. Furnished, 1BR/1BA,
mobile home, carport, shed. Sandpiper Senior Park.
Call 778-1251 for details

ONE-OF-A-KIND rare, double lot with 250-feet. on
canal at north end of Anna Maria. Ground-floor, two-
story, 3BR/3BA home in a garden setting, complete
with heated pool and spa. Offers privacy in quiet
neighborhood, short walk to Gulf, new roof, pool
screen, solar panels, A/C unit and dock. $799,000.

Buy it, sell it fast in The Islander classified. 778-7978


3224 East Bay Dr. Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
Sales: 941-778-0700 Rentals: 778-6665
f deock 1-800-749-6665 www.Wedebrock.com

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

some Gulfviews from this
fourth-floor corner unit. Heated
pool, tennis, clubhouse. 2BR/
2BA. $475,000. Gail Tutewiler,

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3BR/2BA, ranch beauty. Great 4BR+ den. Close to beach.
location and schools. Privacy Boat slip available. $439,000.
fence, room for pool. A steal! (Plus $6,000 allowance for re-
$120,900. Marie Franklin- modeling and decorating.)
Paulins, 778-0700. Gail Tutewiler, 778-0700.

dated Shell Point 2BR/2BA 1 BA with boat dock and boat a
condo. Tile, carpet, parquet block away. Close to beach.
flooring. $298,000. Geoff $334,500. Gail Tutewiler, 778-
Wall, 778-0700. 0700.

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tacular unobstructed water 2BR/2BA creampuff! Updated, Beautiful house on Manatee
view. Unique 1BR/1BA condo poolside, with all new win- River with boat dock and
in Palma Sola Harbor. Dock dows, tile and Berber carpet. 10,000-lb. lift. 3BR/2BA, pool
your boat at your back door. Turnkey furnished. $135,000. overlooks river, peaceful and
$150,000. Becky Smith & Elfi Becky Smith & Elfi Starrett, scenic. $399,000. Lowell
Starrett, 778-0700 778-0700. Shoaf, 778-0700.
Wedebrock Distinctive Rentals

loft, bayfront, steps to beach, beach plus views of the Gulf. 2BR/2BA, gorgeous upstairs
available weekly, monthly for 2BR/1.5BA, heated pool, eleva- unit, one block to beach. Avail-
season! Call for our winter bro- tor, covered parking, able weekly, monthly for sea-
chure with more rentals! son! Call today to reserve.

ANNA MARIA CITY 3BR/2.5BA waterfront home,
no -bridge access to bay. Large screened decks,
dock with 12,000-pound lift. Open plan, many extra
features, excellent condition. Asking $649,000.
Robert Loomis, licensed broker. Call 779-9200 for

THE ISLAND'S BEST BUY! Waterview, ready for
rental season or move in! Turnkey furnished, 3BR/
2BA with boat slip, fenced. $342,000. Bring offer.
778-0805 or 962-6056.

HOUSEBOAT FOR SALE. Excellent live aboard,
guest quarters or rental income producer. $28,500
or make offer. View at Web site: geocities.com/
houseboat_sunseeker or call 778-3526.

DEADLINE: MONDAY NOON for Wednesday pub-
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Real Estate


Luxury Island retreat with Gulf
views. Top of the line throughout, STEPS TO BEACH
exquisitely turnkey furnished. 2BR/2BA, ground level Holmes
One large master suite, two Beach condo. Heated pool,
baths. $650,000. covered parking and lanai. Pets
accepted. $249,900. Furnished.

SCarol R. Williams, Broker/Realtor, 744-0700 720-7761


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furnished and an end-unit. Heated
pool. An ideal investment for either
beginning or seasoned investors.

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

Email: wagnerfl@gte.net www.wagnerrealty.com
RESILC-NCE Just re- ,
duced! This 3bn/oBA
elevated home was
built in 1998. Offers -
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space in an open floor "10M.|, 1
plan with largeI
screened porch and
garage parking '
$299,500. Call Dave Moynihan 778-2246 or 778-7976 eves.
FISH KEY! Seclu-
this island hide-
on 1.7 acres. Lots of
glass for fabulous
water views, coral
stone fireplace in
master bedroom and living area. Reduced to $1,950,000.
Call Anne Miller, 778-2246 or 792-6475.

dated 3BR/3BA, fL,-*. n. -
spacious townhome i' '-
with possible
suite. Lovely lagoon i
views, two pools, i, '
tennis, fishing pier, .. "
dock and walking distance to beach. $299,900. Call Dave
Moynihan, 778-2246 or 778-7976 eves.

CONDO! Popular
ground-floor Pine-
r. ,i' brook condo with
"jj. 2BR/BA totally reno-
vated with beautiful
view of the golf course
.; from the screened in
Slanai. Priced to sell at
$119,500. Call Dee Jorcyk 778-2246 or 778-8550.

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bay views from sev- '..
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tropical setting, pool and docks. $2,750,000. Call Dave
Moynihan, 778-2246 or 778-7976 eves.
2217 Gulf Drive N. Bradenton Beach FL 34217
778-2246 800-211-2323

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3101 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach


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45 Wish
46 Luca "The Godfa-
ther" henchman
47 Be candid
48 "... he drove out of
49 Bass
50 Bend
51 Indonesian tourist
56 Cord fiber
57 Black Knights of college
58 Dividend, mathematically
60 Actor Willie of "Eight Is
62 Last Spanish king before
Juan Carlos

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W.W. I battle site
Salt-_ (rap trio)
Observant one
Two-time Oscar-Winning
director Frank __
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As soon as
Conducting sites
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Metz Mrs.
Football stats: Abbr.
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86 "The Silence of the
Lambs" director
88 Dept. of the Treasury
90 Ring
91 "Easy!"
92 British title
93 Talk of Toledo
97 Bars
98 Browning piece
99 Unfailing
102 Treater
103 Compete in the Winter
Olympics, maybe
104 Williams of "Happy

105 Journalist Joseph
108 Bldg. contractor's hire
109 Meter maid of song
110 Novelist Caleb
111 European peak
112 Obtained: Fr.
113 Some jazz
114 Diminutive suffix

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