Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992) ( June 18, 2003 )

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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: June 18, 2003


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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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For a whale ofa fishing tale, be sure to go to page 23.

S Anna Maria



"The Best News

on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"

Volume 11, No. 32 June 18, 2003 FREE

The windup,
the pitch,
and .,.
yer out!
Pat Cole kept The ..
Islander team in the
game with four solid
innings of work
during Junior League
baseball action
played in Palmetto
last week, but the
local team nonethe-
less ended up out of ....... .
the action, losing to
BeefO'Brady's and
ending the season ...
with a 7-7 record.
For more details on
the game, see page
24. Islander Photo:
Kevin Cassidy

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Anna Maria drainage project

under way after years of debate

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
After years of seeing many city streets regularly
flood after heavy rains, and often stay flooded for days,
Anna Maria residents may finally get relief. Unfortu-
nately, it may take years for the relief effort to show
some effect, but at least a stormwater-drainage project
for the city is now in motion.
City commissioners at their June 12 work session
gave the go-ahead-to Baskerville-Donovan Inc., the
city's engineering firm, to take the first step in what is
expected to be a lengthy process to alleviate the city's
long-standing drainage problem.
BDI engineer Kurt Jensen presented commission-
ers with a plan that would utilize some of the 46 city
alleyways in the city as swales to remove stormwater.
While it's going to take some time just to identify
which alleyways can be used in the plan, Jensen needed
commission consensus to proceed because the deadline
for filing the paperwork under Florida's Nonpoint
Source Management Program in Tallahassee is July 7.
That's just to get on the list for grant money, said
Jensen. It may take several years to get approval, but
"we have to get on the list first," he said.
The city's matching grant portion is 40 percent and
that could come from the value of 140,000 square feet
of city alleyways, estimated by Mayor SueLynn at $2.8
And stormwater drainage is an issue the city has to

address and try to solve as mandated by the state and
federal government, said City Commissioner Chuck
Jensen agreed. "The state and federal governments
will require [the city] to do this," he said, but no dead-
line for completion has been set.
"It's going to be a lengthy process and we're just
in the exploratory phase," said Jensen. "It's not going
to be a quick fix, and it's not going to solve all the prob-
But Jensen believes the BDI plan will at least bring
some relief to drainage problems in many areas of the
The first step is to get commission consensus to file
the plan, he said.
In the second phase of the plan, BDI will prepare
a list of alleyways and easements to be utilized and
return to the commission.
"The list will come back to you and you tell us
where to attack first," Jensen said. "Everything must
come back to the commission for final approval."
He was aware of the concerns of some residents
living adjacent to a city alleyway that might be used for
a swale, but at this point, no specific alleyway has been
targeted for the project.
Some alleyways in the city may have to be cleared
of plants, trees and other encroachments, Jensen noted.

IMS director

leaving post

By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Before the 1 a.m. close of the Island Middle School
Board of Director's six-hour meeting, Director Jeanne
Shell announced that she "is choosing not to return"
next fall. She told the board members they would have
her letter of intent next week.
The announcement came after a majority vote by
the board to rescind the director's power to make staff-
ing decisions and further to retain all members of the
current teaching staff.
Previously, Shell had authority to hire and fire
staff, although the board had never set a policy or pro-
cedure for Shell to follow.
Several votes were taken at an earlier board meet-
ing June 4 setting in motion significant changes.
In March, the board formed a subcommittee to re-
view school policies and procedures. Through their
work, the committee also formed its own recommen-
dation on staff retention for the next school year.
Shell was considering not inviting the science,
math and life-skills teachers back in the fall. The re-
view committee, however, disagreed and recom-
mended retaining the math and life-skills teachers.
At this meeting, the board's first vote was 6 to I in
favor of accepting the review committee's recommen-
dations and passing them on to the director. Board
member Chuck Webb was the only one opposed.
Webb said he did not believe the review commit-
tee was meant to do more than review policies and pro-
cedures and that without any first-hand information he
was uncomfortable making any staffing recommenda-
Webb said he wasn't at the interviews and didn't
know the motivations behind the information anyone
offered. "I don't put a lot of credence in it when some-
one says 'Here's the report, please believe it.'"
The next vote was to reconsider the policy adopted
in May 2002 to give the director authority to hire and
fire staff.
Board member John Monetti said is was inappro-
priate for the board to be discussing the motion at this


Much ado and to do
Butterflies will flutter and the plants that attract
them will proliferate thanks in part to a fundraising
dinner for the Island Butterfly Park at 5 p.m. Sat-
urday, June 21, at the Moose Lodge.
Written some 400 years ago,
Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" will come alive at
the Island Players' theater June 24-28. It's the
third annual "Shakespeare on the Island" pro-
duction and tickets are selling like, hmmm, En-
glish hot-cross buns.
Ticket information and more ... inside.


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Skimming the news ...

Shell declines to return to IMS
time because it implies that if the board doesn't agree
with a decision made by the director, it can just take
away her authority.
Board member Cindy Jennis agreed that the direc-
tor should retain her authority and that any staff mem-
ber unhappy with the director's decision could file an
appeal with the board.
The board voted 4-3 to rescind the director's au-
thority to make staffing decisions. Monetti, Jennis and
Webb voted against the motion while board members
Kimberly Holmstrom, Scott Bassett, Marlene West and
Pam Fortenberry voted in favor.
Next, the board received input from IMS teachers
in formulating a new procedure for staff evaluations
and a policy for staff retention.
Most teachers told the board that they did not re-
ceive adequate performance evaluations from Shell and
that they did not know she was unhappy with their per-
The new board policy, passed unanimously, states
that staff should have a minimum of two performance
evaluations, one in November and one in the spring. If
there are concerns, a follow-up evaluation should be
scheduled in January.
The new policy also states that all staff should be
notified whether or not they will be retained for the
next school year by March 15. Any staff member can
appeal to the board in writing.
With the knowledge that teachers in doubt of re-
taining their jobs for the next school year did not re-
ceive adequate performance reviews or an opportunity
to address any issues putting their jobs in jeopardy, the
board chose to invite all its current teachers back next
Currently, the board will need to establish an in-
terim director until a replacement for Shell can be
"Based on everything that's happened," Shell said
it was "evident the board had no confidence in my
skills and I can't continue. I think it's in the best inter-
est of the kids if I not return."
Shell said her final day as director will be June 30.
Board Chairman Bassett brought up the final order

IMS Director Jeanne Shell, pictured just before the
start of the 2002-03 school year. Islander Photo:
Diana Bogan

of business. Disturbed by a staff member's guest col-
umn in a local newspaper, he suggested the board set
a policy for disciplinary action against any employee
or board member that airs opinions directly to the press
before dressing those grievances with the board.
Bassett called the staff member's action "gross
"I think if a part of the administration or faculty
goes to this extent to hurt the school, it's sabotage,"
said West.
The board unanimously agreed that if any board,
staff or faculty member goes to the press before dis-
cussing issues with the board, he or she will face dis-
ciplinary action depending on the nature of the offense.
The board will meet again June 20, at which time
it will discuss plans to implement a School Improve-
ment Plan, which has been drafted by two of its fac-
ulty members.

Son of Holmes Beach

police officer killed
Michael K. Cumston, 20, of Sarasota, was killed
Monday morning on State Road 70 near Ninth Street
East. around 2:35 a.m. when he apparently lost control
of his car and overturned. The vehicle struck a utility
He was the son of Holmes Beach Police Officer
James Cumston, a 17-year veteran of the department.
Cumston died at the scene of the crash, according
to the Florida Highway Patrol. The FHP reported
Cumston was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected
from the car when it overturned.
A memorial service is planned for 2 p.m. Wednes-
day, June 25, at the First United Methodist Church at
603 11th Street W. in Bradenton.

Key Royale Bridge

replacement backed up
By Paul Roat
It appears the replacement of the Key Royale
Bridge will be pushed back a year.
Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organi-
zation Senior Planner Mike Howe said the regional
transportation planning board's upcoming transporta-
tion improvement program calls for the bridge replace-
ment construction to begin in fiscal year 2005-06, a
year later than expected.
However, engineering and design are planned for
2004-05 at a cost of about $95,000; construction is
expected to cost about $1.1 million.
Funding for the bridge comes from a somewhat
obscure off-system bridge improvement fund, which
allows state funds to be used for bridge projects that are
not on state roads.
The MPO TIP will be discussed at the group's next
meeting June 23.
At the urging of former Holmes Beach Mayor Bob
VanWagoner, DOT inspectors visited the bridge and
ranked it as being in "serious condition," which pre-
ceded the search by the city and the MPO for funding.

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Actually, it's not a new beach, just material dredged from the two canals in the current Holmes Beach mainte-
nance dredging project. The dredged material must first be dried before it can be trucked to the county
landfill. The material is being dried near the baseball field in Holmes Beach. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin


Anna Maria

Bridge repairs

Work continues on the Anna Maria Bridge,
and Florida Department of Transportation offi-
cials said some lane closures and delays for mo-
torists may take place.
"Traffic will be reduced to one lane intermit-
tently through June 21 between the hours of 10
a.m. and 3:30 p.m. while concrete is put in place,"
said DOT spokesperson Marsha Burke.
CEM Enterprises Inc. began work May 27 on
the 46-year-old bridge linking Holmes Beach
with Perico Island at Manatee Avenue.
This phase of the project will replace 19 pile
jackets on the bridge's pilings at a cost of more
than $231,000.
Traffic will not be shut down completely, but
motorists should expect delays due to the one-
lane traffic across the bridge.
DOT officials will spend about $7.2 million
to repair the bridge, giving it an estimated "life
expectancy" of 10 more years. The current
project is the first phase; the remainder of the
electrical and mechanical work has not been
The first phase of the work is scheduled to be
completed by July 21.

Decision on new Holmes Beach Meetings

By Joe Kane
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach property owners may soon have to pay
an additional stormwater assessment tax of $42 a year.
Should city commissioners approve the new tax, it
will raise almost $190,000 per year for engineering,
construction and maintaining Holmes Beach's drainage
system." -.
According to City Treasurer Rick Ashley, all
Holmes Beach propertyobwnerswilLbe'taxed. "Every-
one, even tax-exempt properties such as churches, the
fire department, city hall and county beaches will be
assessed," said Ashley.
The assessment is aimed at paying the cost of
maintaining a drainage system to remove the rainwa-
ter flowing over land and roads, rather than allowing it
to stand, flood roads, or slowly too slowly seep
into the soil. The city's drainage problems increase
with added paved driveways, patios and parking lots,
which prevent stormwater from soaking into the soil.
Holmes Beach City Commissioner Rich
Bohnenberger has been a champion for this utility fee
for more than eight years. He said that when he first
introduced the idea to commissioners in August 1995,
the idea was so alien that he was unable to get it even
on the agenda for discussion.

Bohnenberger was not deterred, however, and fi-
nally after several years of building support, the Citi-
zen Stormwater Committee (formerly the canal com-
mittee) recommended a utility tax.
"The best part about the utility fee is that everyone
pays a fair share without exemption and the monies are
dedicated," said Bohnenberger. "Future commissions
cannot allocate the money to any other purpose."
Bohnenberger feels the tax is fair because it is lev-
ied on those properties impacting the city's drainage
"The fee is based on the amount of stormwater the
property contributes to the system, not the value of the
property," continued Bohnenberger. "The city's
stormwater system needs major improvements to relieve
flooding conditions and to comply with federal man-
The fee rate is based on an arcane Equivalent Resi-
dential Unit, where a typical home may be assessed for
one ERU. However, a strip mall, for example, because
of paved roads, parking lot and sidewalks, would be
assessed several ERUs. Each ERU will cost the prop-
erty owner $3.50 a month, should the stormwater as-
sessment be approved by the commission as proposed.
The commission will discuss this proposed new tax
at its next meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 24.

Holmes Beach lawsuit now with judge

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The lawsuit to determine who has legal rights to
use a stretch of land at the beach end of 79th Street in
Holmes Beach now rests with Judge Paul Logan of the
12th Circuit Court in Manatee County (The Islander,
June 11).
Arguments in the lawsuit ended Friday, June 13,
and Judge Logan told both parties he expects to render
his decision within 30 days.
The lawsuit was filed in January 2002 by Jerald
and Kristen Landkammer and 11 other property own-
ers on 79th Street against beachfront owners William
Roe and Elizabeth Cole of 102 79th St., John and
Kathleen Robuck of 103 79th St. and Sunset Beach Inc.
(the original 1945 land-development company).
The controversy began in late 1999 when the

City of Holmes Beach needed easements to beach
access for the upcoming beach renourishment
project and "swapped" a large chunk of road at the
end of 79th Street with landowners William Roe and
Elizabeth Cole and John and Kathleen Robuck re-
spectively in exchange for a 10-foot easement to the
The issue can be traced back to the summer of
1945, when Holmes Beach developers J.E. and Maud
Holmes sold two parcels of land at the beach end of
Starfish Road (later changed to 79th Street). The words
"perpetual easements" and "provide a common" were
established in the original sale, but never fully ex-
plained or defined.
Attorney Bob Hendrickson of Bradenton repre-
sented the plaintiffs while Jim Gibson of Sarasota was
the lawyer for the defendants.

Anna Maria City
June 18, 6:45 p.m., Environmental Education and En-
hancement Committee meeting.
June 23, 7 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting.
June 23, 7:30 p.m., joint city commission-planning and
zoning board work session. Agenda: discussion on set-
back definition, discussion on building heights.
June 24, 6 p.m., city commission work session.
June 26, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,

Bradenton Beach
June 19, 1 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda:
public comment, revised pier lease proposal, discussion
and first reading on noise ordinance, first reading on
solicitation ordinance, Norman Family donation agree-
ment discussion, budget amendment for improvements
to Barolo South Park, final Golden Jubilee report, pri-
oritizing visioning, Tingley Memorial Library fund
discussion, sign clutter presentation, Bridge Street en-
try sign presentation, special event request by Priva-
teers for Fourth of July parade, special event request by
Beach House Restaurant for July 3 fireworks, consent
agenda and liaison reports.
June 19, 6:30 p.m., code enforcement board meeting.
June 25, 6:30 p.m., special city commission-planning
and zoning board meeting with Tampa Bay Regional
Planning Council.
June 26, 6:30 p.m., board of adjustment meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,

Holmes Beach
June 19, 10 a.m., code enforcement board meeting.
June 24, 7 p.m., city commission meeting with work
session to immediately follow.
June 26, 7 p.m., planning commission meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,

Of Interest
June 18, 2 p.m., Coalition of Barrier Island Elected
Officials meeting, Bradenton Beach City Hall.
June 19, 6 p.m., West Manatee Fire & Rescue Commis-
sion meeting, Fire Station No. 1, 6001 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
June 23, 9:30 a.m., Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan
Planning Organization meeting, Sudakoff Hall, USF-
New College campus, Sarasota.

tax expected Tuesday


Professional Medical Center closing; insurance hike blamed

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Faced with rising malpractice insurance costs, the
Professional Medical Center in Holmes Beach, one of
only three physician offices on Anna Maria Island, is
closing its doors for good June 27.
A statement from physicians Dr. Joseph Mazza,
Dr. Carl Voyles and owner Anglea Dunbar said that
after much deliberation, "we have decided to close the
The statement said insurance and regulations for
physicians and medical centers have changed consid-
erably over the past few years, and the primary reason
for closing the doors is the rising cost of malpractice
"The cost of malpractice alone has sky-rocketed in
the past two years here in Florida," said the doctors.
"Because of all these changes, we have had to
make a very hard decision. Unfortunately, after much
deliberation, we have decided to close the clinic.
"We wish to thank all of you for the support you
have given our clinic over the past several years and
wish you a very healthy and happy future," the state-
ment concluded.
Dr. Mazza and Dr. Voyles, who are both in their
70s, said they would retire from the practice Friday,
June 27.
Dunbar said some patients were being referred to
the Bay Isles Medical Center on Longboat Key, while
others were being sent to a practice on the mainland.
There are no plans to recruit new physicians to the
practice at this time, Dunbar said.
"Physicians aren't coming to Florida, they're leav-
ing because of the insurance costs," she said.
Dunbar took time to thank the Island community
for its support the past 10 years. "We've had tremen-
dous support and we definitely feel sad that we have to
close. I want to thank everyone."
Professional Medical Center has operated since

Drainage work finally cranking up
Commissioners agreed that BDI should use Spring
Avenue as a "test case" for its proposed one-foot-deep
swale before proceeding to construct other swales, once
funds and approvals are in place.
In other commission discussions, commissioners
agreed to budget for a building official in fiscal year
2003-04, in the event Holmes Beach decides not to
continue offering its building official services to the
"We should be ready to act," said Commission
Chairperson John Quam.
Absolutely, said Commissioner Duke Miller.
"I think we should budget to have our own, and let
it play itself out with Holmes Beach," he said.
Quam noted that the 2002-03 budget had estimated
around $200,000 city revenue from building permit
fees, but because the Villa Rosa project has not yet
started construction, that revenue will only be about
At the same time, however, the city has spent only
$7,600 to use Holmes Beach for building official du-
ties, but had budgeted $55,000 for its own official in
the current budget.
"So there's some offset to using Holmes Beach,"
said Commissioner Tom Aposporos.
Mayor SueLynn said she was meeting with
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore to work out the
details of Anna Maria continuing to use Holmes Beach
for building official services.
The commission also asked City Attorney Jim Dye
to prepare a recovery ordinance for the city in the event
of a hurricane or other disaster. The city needs this or-
dinance in place to qualify for insurance estimates and
repairs after a disaster.
Dye said he would have the ordinance ready for a
first reading on June 26.
Commissioners also agreed to wait for the final
version of the cellular communications ordinance from
communications expert Ted Kreines before deciding to
utilize him for consulting services to review applica-
The commission also approved $8,200 to BDI to
prepare a comprehensive study of available and non-
available parking spaces within the designated zones of
the city's proposed parking plan.

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Going, going
The Professional Medical Center at 503 Manatee Ave. in Holmes Beach will close its offices on Friday, June
27, victims of the rising cost of malpractice insurance in Florida. Islander Photo; Rick Catlin
1993. their practices.

The closing leaves Anna Maria Island with only
two practices, the Island Family Physicians at 3909 E.
Bay Drive in Holmes Beach, and Dr. Paul Barrese at
the same address in a different office.
The high cost of malpractice insurance in Florida
has caused a number of physicians in the area to close

The Florida Legislature is expected to deal with the
issue when it meets later this summer in a special session.
Some Florida doctors are now requiring patients to
agree to binding arbitration with a maximum liability
of $250,000 for any claim of malpractice before they
will treat the patient.

Swiftmud disaster in 1995?

Kurt Jensen of Baskerville-Donovan Inc., Anna
Maria's engineering firm, agreed that the work on
Spring Avenue done several years ago after the 1995
Southwest Florida Water Management District re-
port on drainage in the city didn't work.
But like it or not, "Swiftmud is responsible for
water quality," and they are not going to allow the
city to discharge all its stormwater directly into
Tampa Bay.
In his discussions with Swiftmud, however,
Jensen has found they'll allow the city a "balance."
"If we can show severe flood areas, Swiftmud
will allow discharge [into the bay] with minimal
treatment in those areas if we increase our treatment
in other areas," Jensen said.
Most cities use a retention pond for treatment,

but that's not going to-happen in Anna Maria. The
city would need a 50- to 60-acre retention lake and
the cost would be prohibitive.
"That would be ideal, but that's not going'to
happen in Anna Maria," said Jensen.
So Swiftmud agreed with the BDI proposal for
one-foot-deep swales as "treatment" in some areas.
The grass in the swales "treat" the stormwater
runoff by filtering the water back into the ground,
removing dirt and grime, he said.
And a swale is.only one foot deep. "It's not a
ditch," he said. A ditch is what runs along Spring
Swiftmud has agreed in principle with the plan
to use alleyways for swales to accommodate
stormwater runoff, Jensen said.

Save building official
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn met with Holmes
Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore and staff from that
city's building department Monday, June 16, to iron
out a draft long-term interlocal agreement for
Holmes Beach to handle building official duties for
Anna Maria.
Holmes Beach has been performing building offi-
cial duties for Anna Maria since August 2002 under a
short-term interlocal agreement already in place at that
Whitmore said she needed to have a number of
questions answered in the draft before presentation to
the Holmes Beach City Commission for approval.
Anna Maria City Attorney Jim Dye and Holmes
Beach City Attorney Patricia Petruff are working out
the details, Whitmore said, and she hopes to have a fi-
nal draft available for the next Holmes Beach commis-
sion meeting.
Some Holmes Beach commissioners have indi-
cated a reluctance to continue providing building offi-
cial services to Anna Maria on a long-term basis, but
no final vote on the issue has yet been taken by that

Alleyway phases
Mayor SueLynn has suggested that once the
city commission identifies which alleyways will
be used for swales, implementation of the plan be
in two phases.
In the first phase, the city will send out a let-
ter explaining the project and notifying all affected
property owners they have one year to remove en-
cumbrances from the alleyway adjacent to their
Town hall meetings to discuss the project with
the public would be held and BDI would present
its swale construction plan.
A "sample swale" would then be constructed,
preferably along the alleyway between Pine and
Spring Avenues, under the mayor's proposal.
This alleyway has "long been identified as an
impediment to drainage," and exotics and property
encumbrances have already been removed, she
"A section, or the entire alleyway" would
make an excellent demonstration for a sample
swale, SueLynn concluded.

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Cortez to state: thanks but no, FISH Preserve ours

By Joe Kane
Islander Reporter
Not for sale.
A forest of mangroves, Brazilian
peppers and pine flatwoods in Cortez is
priceless and won't be sold, voted the
directors of the Florida Institute for
Saltwater Heritage.
All FISH members present at the
meeting agreed to refuse an offer of
$600,000 for the FISH Preserve. In a
rare spirit of unanimity Thursday night,
June 12, the board decided to reject an
offer from the Southwest Florida Wa-
ter Management District to purchase
the property and lease it to FISH.
The FISH Preserve, 95 acres of
wetlands just east of Cortez on Sarasota
Bay, is critical to the commercial fish-
ing industry. This pristine estuarine
ecosystem of lush mangroves, wet-
lands and seagrass beds is the habitat
for the breeding, hatching and growth
of marine life in this inlet in Sarasota
Bay, which the Cortezians call the
FISH members, acting with the
business acumen of a Fortune 500 chief
executive officer, dispensed with the
murky options of conservation ease-
ments and partnerships.
Instead, FISH directors decided to
reject the purchase offer, maintaining
that the property is key to preserving
the unique village. They packaged their
rejection with such finesse that even
White House spin doctors would be
And they invited Swiftmud liaison
Steven Blaschka and Ed Chance, a
former Manatee County commissioner
and proponent of Cortez, to come to
another FISH meeting this time with
a sweeter offer.
"I don't want Swiftmud to own any
part of the Preserve. It's an offer we
can and should refuse," said Thomas
"Blue" Fulford, a third-generation

FISH declines state bait
FISH board members discuss a state offer to purchase the FISH Preserve for

$600,000. Islander Photo: Joe Kane

"I want the property to stay under
FISH [ownership] forever," Fulford
said. "Tell Swiftmud we will accept
$750,000 and we will still own the prop-
erty. With that money we can clean up
the Preserve. And strong leadership
from FISH to the community would do
Fulford, 72, has fished all his life,
and is no stranger to controversy. He
fought tooth and nail, unsuccessfully,
against a 1994 statewide referendum
banning gill-net fishing in the near-
shore Florida waters, giving a near fatal
blow to the commercial fishing industry.
He holds court daily at the Star Fish
Company Restaurant, comforting those
afflicted by the ban and contemplating
the fate of Cortez.
"There's nothing here for a young
person, not even for an old one like
myself, except to make cast nets," he
reflected. "We're sinking one boat at a
And Cortezians are mighty wary of

suited gentlemen bearing gifts from Tal-
lahassee or Washington, D.C. The leg-
end is that during the Great Depression,
Cortez was the only village in the coun-
try to refuse welfare.
Outside "help" is received by
Cortezians with skepticism another
secret of the longevity of Cortez's spirit.
Suspicion of government was evident
at the Thursday night meeting, presided
over by Karen Bell, a third-generation
Cortezian and manager of the A. P. Bell
Fish Co., the largest employer in the vil-
lage, as well as owner of the Star Fish Sea-
food Market and Dockside Restaurant.
"This project is a favorite of Swiftmud
and they have been very cooperative," said
Bell. "But my concern is the impression
we are selling out, and the public, who has
given us money for the Preserve, might see
this as a betrayal to them."
The Preserve was purchased in
2000 from Louise Schewe for $250,000.
The last payment of $63,000 is to be
made next April, with funds to be raised
in part by a March 27-28 historic home

tour and silent auction fundraiser and
next February's fishing festival.
Bell explained to the directors that
should they accept the $600,000 offer,
FISH would have to pay for the removal
of exotic species on the land from that
money at an estimated cost of $250,000.
"But, what if in 50 years Swiftmud
sells the land? What then?" Bell asked.
"We need to protect that land for a fu-
ture time when we are not here. And do
we really trust Swiftmud? The money is
nice, but we don't need the money.
We're in a strong position. We need to
do what is best for Cortez."
"I don't like Swiftmud taking con-
trol of the Preserve," said longtime
Cortez resident "Plum" Taylor.
"I don't trust government," said
member David Zaccagnino, a vice presi-
dent of Morgan Stanley in Sarasota.
"Politicians can change the laws. Maybe
50 years down the road they change
their mind about the contract. Then
In a vigorous discussion on the pos-
sible breaching of the contract by the
government, Linda Molto, artist and 20-
year Cortez resident asked, "What hap-
pens when government goes broke and
they refuse to raise taxes, but instead sell
the land?"
"Even if we have a very well writ-
ten agreement, government can change
that contract," said Allen Gamer, a sec-
ond-generation Cortezian.
Several FISH board members ex-
pressed concern that selling the Preserve
would violate an agreement with do-
nors. "We have a contract with every
person who has given a dollar to keep
the Preserve," said charter fishing Capt.
James "Zach" Zacharias.
"It seems we all want to have con-
trol of the land," said Zacharias. "That
should be the basis of the counter offer.
If we can get money from them, we need
to go after it."

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Way back when:

Everything's different,

now it's the same
Back in the 1970s, Anna Maria Island was facing
a strong adversary in form of the Belcher Oil Company,
a business that sought to drill for oil offshore of our
In the face of a disastrous oil spill in 1970 that
made national headlines, Anna Maria Island residents
sent a resounding "NO" message to any and all govern-
ment officials that they could get to listen.
Islander cartoonist Jack Egan recalls heading to a
local bird rescue site at the behest of his young flock
of girls, only to be turned away empty-handed after an
hour's wait in line. The last bird had just been adopted.
He went home and explained to his daughters that
he was going to draw a bird for them, and thus Slick,
the oily bird, was born.
Slick has stood the test of time, serving as a spokes-
person for the wit and wisdom of the former Islander
newspaper from the 1970s until 1989, and the present
Islander newspaper since 1992.
He's an outspoken bird. He stands up for our rights
and our way of life. He and Jack.
While a lot has changed since the '70s, we may
again find ourselves defending our shoreline from off-
shore drilling. It appears there is significant pressure in
the ongoing energy debate in Washington, D.C., that
has Democratic Sen. Bob Graham worried.
In fact, he lost a vote Thursday when senators
tried to gain the inventory of oil and gas resources
in Florida waters that have been off limits to drill-
ing since 1982. The House did not include the inven-
tory in its version of the bill, but sources predict a
hot summer could change all that.
Voters may start to notice a rise in power costs,
with a 6 percent rate increase pending for Florida
Power & Light, and then the pressure on lawmakers
may increase.
Whether it's for gas or oil, it won't matter much to
Islanders who will surely be staunch in their resistance
to the potential damages to the Gulf of Mexico, its
marine habitat and the Island shoreline.
It may be a long, hot summer, but it'll get a lot
hotter in the capital if drilling offshore Anna Maria
Island gets one step closer to reality.
You tell 'em, Slick.

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Closing with regret
We wish to thank all Island residents for the support
you have given our clinic over the past several years.
As many of you are aware, the insurance and new
regulations for physicians and medical centers have
changed quite a bit during the past few years. The cost of
malpractice insurance alone has skyrocketed in the past
two years in Florida.
Because of all these changes, we have had to make a
very hard decision. Unfortunately, after much delibera-
tion, we have decided to close the clinic. Dr. Mazza and
Dr. Voyles will be retiring from this practice on June 27.
Again, we are so grateful to you for the support and
wish you a very healthy and happy future.
Joseph L. Mazza, M.D., Carl Voyles, M.D.
IMS: Best wishes
I have been in education for 34 years. Only three
of those years were spent in the traditional classroom,
18 years were in a non-traditional classroom, 11 were
as a school counselor and the past two years have been
as the director of Island Middle School. I can say that
these last two years have definitely been the most in-
teresting of my career.
I became involved with Island Middle School af-
ter reading the school's charter application and was
intrigued with the opportunity to provide students with
a unique educational opportunity that matched my edu-
cational philosophy.
It has been a wonderful experience to be the direc-
tor, as the school has progressed from a vision to real-
ity. The most difficult part of the job was to meet the
needs of all stakeholders, while at the same time coor-
dinating the vision of the charter with the educational
requirements of the county and state.
Although I am choosing not to return to Island
Middle School, my heart is with them and my prayer
is that the parents, students and staff will come together
to make sure that this good school becomes great.
Jeanne Shell, Bradenton

IMS: Forward mission
The past few weeks have not been easy for the
Board of Directors, staff, parents or students at Island
Middle School.
Our director, Jeanne Shell, recently opted not to
return for a third year. We are grateful for her contri-
butions the past two years and wish her well.
Like any new organization, there will be growing
pains, as we solidify our mission. Overall, we have
completed a very successful second year.
It is important that parents and the general commu-
nity understand the mission of IMS as defined in our
charter. The founding committee envisioned a progres-
sive school that would develop and implement "a cur-
riculum that infuses and integrates the visual and per-
forming arts into the core academic curriculum."
Our charter obligates us to "encourage the use of
different and innovative learning methods." In addition
to providing classroom instruction, our charter envi-
sions "teachers as mentors." As stated in our charter,
"this is a subtle, yet profoundly different relationship
with implications reaching beyond what children expe-
rience as the norm in 'traditional' schools."
We have a very diverse and talented faculty. Many
of our teachers will continue throughout the summer to
meet and refine our school improvement plan and to
develop new and exciting ways to implement our pro-
gressive curriculum.
Our board is equally diverse, and not all mem-
bers will agree on all issues. With a charter as vision-
ary as ours, it is not surprising that each member will
have his/her own views on how it should be imple-
mented. Our board has demonstrated a rare ability to
work together and overcome areas of disagreement
for the welfare of the school.
I can assure the parents, students, staff, and the com-
munity that IMS is strong and will continue on its mission
well into the future.
Scott Bassett, President, Board of Directors of IMS

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Jubilee praise
Now that the Bradenton Beach Golden Jubilee cel-
ebration is past and we've thanked our sponsors, our
committee, our past officials and our volunteers, it is
important to thank the one person who accomplished
what no one else could or would.
Gail Cole is the person who went to most of the
businesses on the Island and collected the bulk of the
sponsor money that made our 50th Jubilee the success
it was.
In his usual quiet and unassuming way, he gathered
approximately $3,000 in sponsorships so that the tax-
payers were not required to foot the bill for the many
items that went into making the 50th birthday of
Bradenton Beach a month to remember for the next 50
I personally cannot express enough appreciation,
Gail, for the hard work you did in collecting all these
sponsors for us, and I hope the city will realize how
valuable all your work (now and in the past) has been.
We owe you a lot that cannot be repaid, but we can at
least say "Thank you!"
Bradenton Beach Commissioner Dawn Baker
Out of control
My young family has lived in the same neighbor-
hood for more than 10 years. I know many young teens
and they are not all bad eggs. In my opinion we need
a curfew or an ordinance to help curb activity after 10
I have had my home, car and property vandalized
several times by young teenagers. They laugh at us.
They know their rights.
What about our rights? Nothing good happens af-
ter 10 p.m. at night. We live on a back street and I can
watch these teenagers wandering the streets at all
hours. The police can't help until something gets done.
Where are my rights as a parent and citizen?
Why is it the kids can't play basketball by their

house, play loud music or even ride the trolley after 10
p.m.? We do have a noise ordinance on the books. The
state tells our young drivers to be home by 11 p.m. The
young teens can not even work past 8 p.m.
Why do they need to be out roaming the streets past
10 p.m.?
To sign a petition to get a curfew time put into ef-
fect, call this concerned parent at 778-7502
Nancie Fleming, Holmes Beach
Defends feral cat ruling
Recent newspaper articles and letters show that
some people have serious concerns about the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's policy
regarding feral cats. I believe those concerns stem from
misunderstandings and as chairman of the commission
I would like to explain our intentions and put people's
fears to rest.
On May 30, the commission unanimously adopted
a policy, not a law but a policy, to protect Florida's
native wildlife from adverse affects of feral cats.
The primary focus will be to minimize the threat to
animals we are responsible for, on lands we are respon-
sible for. That is, protect imperiled species wildlife
categorized as endangered, threatened or species of
special concern living on land owned or. managed
by the FWC.
Our policy does not call for the FWC to kill cats,
nor does it outlaw the practice of trap-neuter-release.
It is the foundation for FWC staff to seek science-
based, humane solutions when cats are threatening rare
wildlife. Our action plan calls for a public-awareness
campaign encouraging responsible cat ownership by
showing the impact feral and free-ranging cats pose to
native wildlife.
I encourage anyone who cares about animals -
domestic cats or native wildlife to work with the
FWC for the benefit of both.
Edwin Roberts, Chairman, FWC



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the restaurant's parking lot and was negotiating
to purchase Gulffront property at 101 Pine Av-

*Anna Maria's Code Enforcement Board
told William and Kathleen Shafer of 214 Gladi-
olus Street to get rid of the old car in front of
their house and clean up the yard after hearing
complaints brought by Code.Enforcement Of-
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Holmes Beach rejects beachfront swimming pool

By Joe Kane
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach's board of adjustment met Tuesday,
June 17, and rejected property owner Rick
Zimmerman's request to build a swimming pool on the
beachfront of his Holmes Beach rental property at 3502
Fourth Ave.
Zimmerman was requesting a variance to the city's
land-development code to allow him to build a swim-
ming pool 50 feet from the established erosion control
line, half the setback distance now mandated by the
"Where the property owner wants to build is a pris-
tine dune system. Adding a swimming pool, umbrellas

and fence is going to change the entire view of that
area," said board member Russ Gibson. "I don't like
Members asked Bill Saunders, assistant superin-
tendent of public works, whether issuing this variance
would be consistentwith the city's land-development
"What is your feeling about building a pool in a
dune system?" asked member David Moynihan.
"We defer these type of cases to the Florida De-
partment of Environmental Protection," answered
Saunders. "I don't know that we've ever had a swim-
ming pool on the beach."
Board Chairman Hugh Holmes Jr. expressed con-

cern over the lack of documentation of environmental
impact the pool would have in the dune system. "We
have very little detail to make a decision," said Holmes.
"It's an incomplete application."
Swimming pool contractor Max Powers agreed to
go back to the drawing board, make the pool smaller
and less intrusive on the nearby sea oats.
Citizen Joan Perry spoke to the board, adamantly
opposing the swimming pool. Perry cited a letter from
Suzi Fox of Turtle Watch regarding the negative im-
pact the pool would have on turtle nesting in the area.
The swimming pool variance was denied by a 2-1
vote, with Holmes and Gibson opposing the variance and
Moynihan voting for more time to readmit the request.

Stormy times for Island post.disaster cleanup firm

By Paul Roat
Island officials have another worry beyond the
threat of a storm this hurricane season anxiety sur-
rounding the financial solvency of the post-disaster
cleanup company all cities have retained.
Grubbs Emergency Services LLC has been re-
tained by Anna Maria City, Bradenton Beach, Holmes
Beach and Longboat Key to clear debris caused by a
hurricane. John D. "Gary" Grubbs, owner of the com-
pany, has declared personal bankruptcy, and another of
his' enterprises, Grubbs Construction Co. of
Brooksville, has sought bankruptcy protection.
The post-disaster cleanup division is not involved
in the bankruptcy action of either Grubbs individually
or the road-building division.
GES has been retained to handle post-disaster
cleanup in numerous communities in the state besides
local government: the company has been retained by
Sarasota Pasco and Hernando counties, plus the cit-
ies of St. Petersburg and Clearwater.
Officials from the Island's three cities voiced con-
cern about the financial woes of Grubbs.
"We need to get the facts, but it is a concern to
me," said Anna Maria City Mayor SueLynn. "It doesn't
make me feel confident," she said of the bankruptcies,

"and I believe it merits the city commission taking a
look at it in an upcoming meeting."
She added that the was not aware that "the scope
of their services in the area was so widespread," and
wondered about the company having access to people
and equipment to respond to a widespread disaster.
Bradenton Beach Mayor John Chappie said he
would bring the matter forward at Thursday's city com-
mission meeting "and come up with a recommendation
about what to do."
Holmes Beach Public Works Superintendent Joe
Duennes said the financial problems of Grubbs "is se-
rious enough to look into. It makes you uncomfortable
enough to want to look at it further."
Longboat Key Town Manager Bruce St. Denis was
unconcerned about Grubbs finances. "They let us
know, we checked and we're satisfied they can perform
well in the areas they need to. The post-disaster divi-
sion is still OK, and our experiences with them in the
past have been excellent. We don't see a need to
change companies."
The barrier island communities have contracts with
Grubbs, usually for a pittance annually, which secures
the company if a hurricane or other disaster befalls the
area. Grubbs then mobilizes equipment and handles the

debris removal and bills the federal agency in charge
of providing post-disaster financial relief.
Grubbs was the company that handled hurricane
cleanup in North Carolina in 1996, reaping about $14
million for the effort.

Center putting blood drive

money in summer camp
The $4,300 the Anna Maria Island Community
Center received in connection with last week's
Islandwide blood drive will mean reduced fees at sum-
mer camp, the Center has decided.
The money came as a result of an anonymous
donor's offer of $100 to a charity in the name of every
blood donor. Forty-three of the 268 donors chose the
Center as recipient of their $100 shares.
Center spokespersons said that instead of $95 per
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Players production 'Twelfth Night' to remember

By Katharine Wight
Islander Reporter
The Island Players Theater smells like wood and
sunlight. It certainly isn't old enough, but it smells the
way theaters must have smelled for all time, the way
they did in Shakespearean times.
Which brings us to the rehearsal for Shakespeare's
"Twelfth Night," being staged on the Island in the
theater's third annual "Shakespeare on the Island" pro-
duction. It will be presented at 8 p.m. June 24-28.
On stage, Kyle and Devin Shoemaker, Corinne
Woodland and Ryland Jones pose for press photos,
attempting to keep their facial expressions spontaneous
through different angles and several photographers' ef-
The younger cast members gather in the back and
gossip and goof off before rehearsal starts in earnest.
Heather Kopp, decked out in period garb, attempts to
fit a cellphone in the cleavage created by her elaborate
bodice. The kids alternately preen in and tug uncom-
fortably at their elaborate costumes, while the more
seasoned actors strut around in pantaloons and velve-
teen jackets as if they are in everyday street clothes.
Priscilla Boyd, the costume designer, takes notes.
"Fix the zippers on the twins' costumes. Find some tan
slippers for Heather."
It is a Wednesday night, and this night's rehearsal
is just gearing up, although rehearsals have already
been going on for quite some time, as many of the ac-
tors explain.
Director Kelly Woodland engineered a full month
of dialogue rehearsal alone no blocking, just script
analysis. The amount of work shows. It is still nearly
two weeks from opening and the actors breeze through
the complex iambic pentameter. The rare occasion
someone does need to call for a line, they pick it up
again with minimal prompting. It is a difficult task,
especially with a cast that includes many young people.
With press photos out of the way, the rehearsal can
begin. The sea nymphs, portrayed by Jill Stockseth,
Julie Bouse, Kelsey McCarter, Raven Jones, Kelli St.
John, Nicole and Michaela Coffin and Trina and Holly
Rizzo, are first up, as they open the show, converging
from all over the theater to the stage. They gradually
overtake the stage in a dramatic interpretation of the
play's storm scene, which capsizes a boat, separating
twins Viola and Sebastian (played by Woodland and
Jones) and leaving Sebastian presumed dead.
The whole scene is set against the crashing sounds
of a thunderstorm, and is creepy and compelling, even
with house lights up and the actors back in their street
clothes. The production utilizes every nook and cranny
in the theater, taking it beyond the stage, and it adds a
new dimension to the proceedings.

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Corrine Woodland and Ryland Jones, right, and Richard Garcia, left, and Devin and Kyle Shoemaker, rear,
who are all astonished at the stunning resemblance. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

Woodland seems to be everywhere at once,
shepherding actors, setting the stage, running the mu-
sic cues, observing her actors and keeping place in the
text. She is clad in jeans and a T-shirt, pony-tailed, ef-
ficient and bristling with a no-nonsense attitude.
But she has a camaraderie with her actors that be-
lies her businesslike demeanor. She jokes with Heather
Kopp, who plays Olivia, about the amount of hairspray
they'll need to maintain her period hairstyle, and, when
Kopp later forgets some of the words to
"Greensleeves," Woodland chimes in with her lovely,
clear singing voice.
As the rehearsal continues, the rest of the actors
huddle in the audience to watch, or they review their
own lines, or they group quietly backstage where au-
dio is piped in so they can hear their cues. A few come
to the lobby where they can answer questions without
disrupting the rehearsal.
Kopp, a fresh-faced blonde going into her junior
year at Booker High School in Sarasota, has done a lot
of work with Manatee Players, and has done one prior
production at Island Players as "Girl" in "Mother
Hicks." She joined the cast at the director's behest, she
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dognapping case
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The man known throughout the pet world as
"Sherlock Bones" is now investigating the disappear-
ance of a blonde Pomeranian dog near the Manatee
Public Beach May 3 (The Islander, May 7).
John Keane, also known as "Sherlock Bones," has
been investigating and solving petnappings for 26 years
with considerable success. He's worked with celebri-
ties such as Robert Redford and Jim Carrey, has ap-
peared on "The Tonight Show" several times, and been
featured in publications such as the Wall Street Jour-
nal, Time Magazine and Cosmopolitan.
He's the man Judy and Jim Nusser of Conyers, Ga.,
have turned to after their own efforts to find their miss-
ing dog have been fruitless.
The Nussers are now offering a $1,000 reward for
the safe return of their dog with no questions asked,
said Keane.
"The interesting thing about this case is that Jim
Nusser has Lou Gehrigh's disease and his only solace
in life was his dog," said Keane.
The dog goes by the name of Angel, weighs about
3.5 pounds, and was last seen Saturday, May 3, at the
Manatee Public Beach with yellow and turquoise bows
in its hair.
Judy Nusser told police the dog was seen being
carried away by an Hispanic couple headed north on
foot from the Manatee Public Beach that day.
Keane said his own investigation has led him to
believe the people who stole the dog did it to keep the
animal as a family pet, probably for a young child.
In addition, Keane said it's not likely the people live
on Anna Maria Island because posters of the dog scattered
around the Island failed to produce any sighting.

Judy Nusser holds a reward poster offering $400 for
the safe return of her blonde Pomeranian dog, which
was apparently taken by dognappers in Holmes
Beach near the Manatee Public Beach around 3:30
p.m. Saturday, May 3. The reward has now been
upped to $1,000. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

He's asking pet grooming stores, veterinarians and
the general public to call him if they have any informa-
tion on someone who recently acquired a yellow-
blonde female Pomeranian.
Keane will return to the Bradenton area in the near
future to continue his investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to call Keane at
800-942-6637, or the Nussers at 770-922-8495, or 770-

Villa Rosa stuck with the mud

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Construction of the infrastructure and a model
home at the Villa Rosa subdivision in Anna Maria has
been on hold the past few months while developers
await a permit modification from the Southwest Florida
Water Management District.
"We've had to apply for a re-modification of our
Swiftmud permit and we expect an answer within 30
days," said Villa Rosa developer Steve Noriega.
The modification requirement from Swiftmud con-
cerned removal of some brown silt about four feet below
the surface of the property, located on South Bay Boule-
"We believe our modification will satisfy
Swiftmud. Nothing else has changed in the scope of
work," he said.
Until Swiftmud grants a modified permit, Noriega
can't build the roads or the planned model for the project.
"Once the Swiftmud permit clears, we'll begin
construction of the model home," Noriega said.
The model home could be ready in about three or

four months, he said, providing Swiftmud is satisfied
with the modification.
And that can't come soon enough for Noriega and
partner Robert Byrne of Holmes Beach.
Their company, GSR Development LLC, received
preliminary approval from the City of Anna Maria last
summer for its planned 17-unit gated subdivision, but
have been slowed by the Swifmud requirements for
drainage and a now-resolved dispute over ownership of
the canal bottom surrounding the project.
Once a model home is on site, Noriega said he
expects interest in reservations and pre-sales to be high.
"People have already shown a lot of interest in
Villa Rosa, but people also want to see something in
the ground before they commit," he said.
Lots in the project, expected to sell for around $1
million, can't be sold until GSR receives final plat ap-
proval from the city. That will happen when all the
infrastructure is in place and all federal, state and city
requirements have been met, Noriega said.
Homes in Villa Rosa should sell in the $2 million
range, according to local real estate analysts.

Five.year projects identified in Bradenton Beach
By Rick Catlin Giovanelli said the county had not yet done preliminary
Islander Reporter design drawings for the new station. The project was
Bradenton Beach's Scenic Highway Committee still in the discussion phase with county officials, she
Corridor Management Entity identified a number of said.
projects at its June 10 meeting for inclusion in a five- In other CME matters, Bob Herrington of the
year CME plan. Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization
Mayor John Chappie suggested that coordinating announced the MPO will fund an "intersection analy-
its long-term projects with the city and its capital im- sis" of the Cortez Road-Gulf Drive intersection to de-
provements committee will make it easier for grant termine if a roundabout is feasible at this location.
funding when the time comes to begin those projects. No start date for the analysis has been finalized,
The CME identified crosswalks at the S-curve on Herrington said, but the study will take into account
Gulf Drive; shelters for the Manatee Trolley; the multi- both the winter tourist season and off-season traffic.
use path for the east side of Gulf Drive across from Fawn Ker reported that the city is waiting for
Coquina Beach; entryway signs along Gulf Drive at the Florida Department of Transportation approval of the
city limits with Holmes Beach and Longboat Key; and city entryway sign at the Cortez Road-Gulf Drive in-
beautification of the deadend of some streets. tersection.
A suggestion to become involved in the proposed Speaking of signs, Ker also presented a proposal to
new lifeguard station at Coquina Beach was dropped remodel the "Historic Bridge Street" sign at the en-
for the time being after CME Chairperson Judy trance to that street.

Park plans proposed in Bradenton Beach

An ambitious plan to improve a park in Bradenton
Beach has been proposed by neighbors.
Resident Rick Bisio presented the plan to city
commissioners last week. He said neighbors began
talking about improvements to the Herb Dolan North
Parks, on the bayfront at 25th Street between Avenue
A and Avenue B. The park is divided by 25th Street.
The park currently suffers from erosion, Bisio said,
and the area suffers from drainage problems. The
children's play area is in a deteriorated condition, and the
shelters and benches have an "overall dated looking
Bisio and neighbors propose to create a "central
viewing dock" along Anna Maria Sound and a board-
walk over a seawall complete with gazebos for nature
viewing. There could also be canoe or kayak launch-
ing to the Sound.
Playground equipment would be replaced with
more modern amenities, and Bisio said there were
even suggestions to have a splash pool for children -

or perhaps children not so young on hot summer days.
"This isn't going to be cheap," Bisio readily admit-
ted, with a proposed budget of more than $200,000, but
he said he believed private contributions and state
grants could be found to handle much of the costs.
"It is a $4 million piece of property," he added.
Probably the most controversial aspect of the pro-
posal lies in the request to close a portion of 25th Street,
thereby tying the two parks together.
"You will limit access to Avenue A," resident John
Bums said. "Now, we don't have a dead-end street, but
under your plan, you will have two of them."
"I love the idea," said resident Nicole Dubats, "but
I don't like the road being blocked off, both because of
safety and for flooding."
"Before we do this, we need to do something about
the drainage," said resident Bill Garringer.
City commissioners appeared pleased with the park
plan, but postponed action of Bisio's request for concep-
tual approval of the plan and a survey of the property.

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Historic Roser Cottage on Pine Avenue in Anna
Maria is no longer officially listed for sale, according to
real estate agent Gary LaFlamme of Wedebrock Real
The property is no longer in the multiple listing ser-
vice, he said, but it's still for sale if the right offer comes
"The owner has decided to wait," said LaFlamme.
"It's still for sale, just no longer an official listing," he said.
A contract by a private party to purchase the cot-
tage, which was built in the 1920s, fell through in April.
,, The property was listed for $459,000.
, Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn said the property had
been considered for possible purchase by the non-profit
Trust for Public Lands organization to be retained by
the city as an historical site.


Joseph E. Button
Joseph E. Button, 44, of Bradenton, died May 6.
SBorn in Indianapolis, Ind., Mr. Button came to
Manatee County from
McLean, Va., in 1977. He
was a landscaper in Anna
Maria. He was a life mem-
ber of the National Rifle As-
sociation and a member of
the North American Hunt-
ing Club. He was Christian.
oA gathering is
H planned to start at noon Sat-
urday, June 21, at the
Joseph Button Merry-Go-Round, 10104
Cortez Road, Bradenton.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of
Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL
34238. Kicliter Funeral Home, Palmetto, is in charge
of arrangements.
He is survived by sister Barbara of Indianapolis;
brother Tom of Okahumpka; niece Erin of Indianapo-
lis; and nephew Chris of Bradenton.

Mark Walter Button
Mark Walter Button, 50, of Bradenton, died April
Born in Indianapolis, Ind., Mr. Button came to
Manatee County from
Plainfield, Ind., in 1998 and
was a former resident of
Anna Maria Island. He was
l a laborer and security guard.
S" He served more than seven
years in the U.S. Marines
and was a Vietnam War vet-
A gathering is
Mark Button planned to start at noon Sat-
urday, June 21, at the
Merry-Go-Round, 10104 Cortez Road, Bradenton.

But after inspecting Roser Cottage, the mayor said
TPL officials told her it was not the type of property
purchase they are normally involved in.
"They did say there were other properties in Anna
Maria they are going to look at for possible purchase,"
SueLynn said.
The TPL criteria for purchase is generally for prop-
erties and sites to preserve as public open space, but the
mayor said she would talk to TPL about including
Roser Cottage in any major TPL land purchase.
Anna Maria Island Historical Society President
Carolyne Norwood said her group has had preliminary
discussions with the owner of Roser Cottage on a pos-
sible purchase, but has a long way to go.
"We are trying to go forward," she said. "Roser Cot-
tage is something we would very much like to have as a
valuable extension to the museum and Belle Haven Cot-
tage," both located on city property at 402 Pine Ave.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of
Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL
34238. Kicliter Funeral Home, Palmetto, is in charge
of arrangements.
He is survived by daughter Erin of Indianapolis;
son Chris "Buddy" of Indianapolis; and brother Tom of

Michael K. Cumston
Michael K. Cumston, 20, of Sarasota, died June 16.
Born in Bradenton, Mr. Cumston was a student at
Manatee Community College and was employed by
Winn-Dixie. He also worked for Done-Wright Pest
Control. He was Methodist.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. June 25 at First
United Methodist Church, 601 11th St. W., Bradenton.
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Manatee Avenue Chapel,
is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by parents Jennifer and Holmes
Beach Police Officer James Cumston; brother Shaun;
paternal grandparents Paul and Donna of Bradenton;
and maternal great-grandmother Edna Martin of

Barbara S. Wood
Barbara S. Wood, 86, of Bradenton, died June 11.
Born in Attleboro, Mass., Ms. Wood came to
Manatee County from North Attleboro in 1998. She
was a member of the Business and Professional
Women's Club and the Emblem Club, both in North
Attleboro. She was Roman Catholic.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American
Diabetes Association, 1101 N. Lake Destiny Road,
Suite 415, Maitland FL 32751-7105. Brown and Sons
Funeral Home, 43rd Street Chapel, is in charge of ar-
She is survived by daughters Susan McKinnon of
Anna Maria and Tracy Strother of Deering, N.H.; sons
Jay of Sausalito, Calif., Jeff of Sneek, Netherlands, and
Jon of Branford, Conn.; eight grandchildren; and 10

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richer and Holmes Beach taxpayers poorer.
The dispute is over a portion of a sandy, dusty road,
Second Avenue, which runs south from Cafe on the
Beach and through the parking lot at the Manatee Pub-
lic Beach.
The City of Holmes Beach and Noah's Ark Enter-
prises Inc. are defendants in the lawsuit brought about
by Fernando, Carmen and Gladys Torres.
The street spat apparently started in 1991 when
John and Kim Pace bought the Aquarius Motel now
the Anna Maria Island Beach Resort at 105 39 th St. -
and their neighbor, Fernando Torres, had concerns over
use of the street that runs searward of the two proper-
ties to access his beachfront property.
Pace has said Torres drives too fast through the
intersection of Second Avenue and 39th Street, where
Pace contends there is a blind spot affecting drivers and
threatening pedestrian safety.
Torres accuses Pace of using the public street as a
private lounge area for his motel and that all the landscap-
ing Pace has installed on the right of way are a disguised
attempt to take over public land for a private purpose.
Not so, say the Paces.
John Pace shakes his head in frustration when he
ponders the costly effect of being a neighbor of Torres.
Pace says when he received approval from Holmes
Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore to add plants to beautify
his neighborhood, he was applauded for his efforts and,
as well, for asking the city's permission.
"Mayor Whitmore told my wife, Kim, and I, we
were the only owners on the Island to ever ask permis-
sion to add plantings" on the right of way, said Pace.
"Everyone else just goes ahead and does it without
Pace claims he and his wife have paid more than
$13,000 in lawyer fees "... that we should never have
had inflicted on us."
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"Mr. Torres is upset with the landscaping next to
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John Thomas, attorney for Torres, asserts, "The
Torres family is concerned with the landscaping of
Second Avenue and the city's unwillingness to clarify
any limitations that may have been imposed on the
landscaping," said Thomas.
"The city has indicated many times its intent or
desire to vacate and/or to close Second Avenue to ve-
hicular traffic," said Thomas. "These circumstances
affect access to the Torres and the Torres' plans to de-
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Bermuda Triangle experiment in Bradenton Beach

By Joe Kane
Islander Reporter
Will the "Bermuda Triangle" swallow up
Bradenton Beach?
"Not today," joked Phil Beck, special effects su-
pervisor for a British Broadcasting Company team here
to film a documentary testing a theory as to why so
many ships and planes have disappeared off the east
coast of Florida. "I like Bradenton Beach too much."
For two days this week, an elaborate "experiment"
took place in the Gulf just offshore of Bradenton Beach
near Ninth Street North the former location of
Trader Jack's restaurant and a popular SCUBA diver's
launch spot.
Director Nigel Paterson and his crew put two 40-
by-40 foot giant grids, looking like ladders of PVC
pipes, offshore, which were then filled with air, creat-
ing what Paterson termed a "bubble net."
At 1 p.m. Tuesday high tide a 23-foot
SeaRay boat was brought 100 yards out into the Gulf,
over the trellis-like apparatus, to see what, if any, ef-
fect the air-bubble net would have on the boat.
"If you move the water out with air, there's no
pressure left on the hull so the boat sinks," said Alex
Stevens, assistant project scientist for the film project.
For three months, the crew has been preparing for
this experiment. Will the test work?
"I think the boat will sink," confided special-ef-
fects specialist Beck. "But I am not sure if the boat will
sink low enough to fill the boat up and sink."
Beck, who has supervised special effects for more
than 80 movies, including Waterworld, does all special
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presently responsible for building a 50-foot dragon for
The BBC show will explore a possible reason why
five aircraft planes were lost 200 miles off Ft. Lauder-
dale in during World War II.

Paterson and crew are testing a theory that possi-
bly subterranean bursts of gas swallowed all objects in
and around the area where the planes flew.
At last report Tuesday before press deadline, the
"triangle" failed and Bradenton Beach and its residents
were safe, although amused.

Electric cars lose their charge in Bradenton Beach

By Paul Roat
Vicky Sweeney hit a bump in her bid to rent elec-
tric cars at her Island Water Sports and Scooter Rental
business in Bradenton Beach.
Deborah Snyder, traffic operations manager for the
Florida Department of Transportation, wrote that al-
though Florida law allows use of the "low-speed ve-
hicles" Sweeney is proposing to rent, "the DOT may
prohibit the operation of low-speed vehicles on any
road under its jurisdiction if it determines that such
prohibition is necessary in the interest of safety."
She added in a letter to Bradenton Beach Police
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Sweeney appeared before the city's planning and
zoning board last week to seek its blessing in expanding
a special exception use which allows her to rent bicycles
and scooters at Silver Surf Resort, 1301 Gulf Drive.
City Planner Bill Brisson said the expansion of use to
allow electric cars would need to be determined by the
planning board to be an "ancillary, customary use of mo-
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hotels or motels customarily rent cars, even electric cars?"
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co-owner of Silver Surf. She said that Memorial Day
weekend saw near-full occupancy at the resort, "and we
had no parking issue. I would not support this request
if it would create a parking problem for the resort."
Special said the matter was moot in light of the
DOT decision. "The DOT said there is no way they
would permit the cars."
Planning board members agreed to table the mat-
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Privateers give $9,000
in scholarships
The Anna Maria Island Privateers have awarded a
record sum of scholarships totaling $9,000 to seven
students, led by the organization's Whitey Horton
Memorial Scolarship worth $3,000.
The civic service organization finances the schol-
arships and many other youth-oriented activities
through its mullet smokes, thieves' markets, the recent
Islandwide blood drive and various other fundraising
This year's $9,000 is the highest scholarship total
in the Privateers' history, said the organization's leader,
Greg "Shiprek" Davidson.
Winner of the top scholarship, given annually in
the name of the late Whitey Horton, longtime Privateer,
is Nicole Witton. It is worth $3,000.
Winners of $1,000 scholarships are Megan Brady,
Amber Beccera, Erica Hoggatt, Angela Joseph, Ben
Miller and Brian Stephenson.

St. Bernard Bible school opens
St. Bernard Catholic Church's Bible school for
children 3-10 years of age will be all next week, June
23-27, at the church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes
Titled "Super Cool Undersea Bible Adventure,"
the vacation school will be "be exploring how deep
God's love is for us." Details are available at 778-4769.

Business 'hurricane party'
tomorrow on Longboat
A "hurricane party" to show "how to prepare your
business for a hurricane" is scheduled Thursday
evening, June 19, by the Longboat Key Chamber of
It will be from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Hilton Beachfront
Resort, 4711 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.
The seminar will begin at 5:30, said the chamber, and
will be followed by "Big Momma" playing the piano
and singing songs familiar to all.
The party will be free and includes hors d'oeuvres,
plus a cash bar. Details may be obtained and reserva-
tions made by calling 387-9519.

Golf tournament Sunday
on Longboat Key
The 15th annual golf tournament of the Longboat
Key Chamber of Commerce will begin with a shotgun
start at 9:15 a.m. Sunday, June 22, on the Harbourside
Registration will be at 7:30 a.m. and the driving
range will open at that time. A banquet and awards
party will cap the day's events at 1:30 p.m. All events
will be at Harbourside at the end of Bay Isles Road.
Costs are $125 per player, $150 for a green or tee
sponsor, $250 golf cart sponsor, $400 clubhouse spon-
sor, $750 corporate sponsor, $1,000 title sponsor.
Additional information may be obtained by phon-
ing 387-9515.

Congrats for Maloney
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore presents to
Commissioner Don Maloney a "Certificate of
Completion "from the Florida League of Cities
International Academy.

Beach Olympics Sunday
to help Legs candidate
The annual Sandbar Beach Olympics will be Sun-
day, June 22, with proceeds going to the American
Cancer Society and the support at a dollar a vote going
to Anthony Cucci.
The Olympics start at noon and feature friendly
competition in volleyball, Frisbee toss, keg roll, tray
race and water race.
Competitors are being sought for the event on the
beach at the Sandbar restaurant, 100 Spring Ave. in
Anna Maria. Details may be obtained at 778-1696.
There is room for 20 teams of three men and two
women each, plus an alternate. Pre-registration is $100
per team or $12.50 per person. Teams joining the day
of the event will pay $125.
Cucci is a manager at the Beach House Restaurant,
Bradenton Beach's member in the Chiles Group of res-
taurants, which also includes the Sandbar in Anna
Maria and Mar Vista on Longobat Key. He is an entrant
in the Mr. Legs competition, a major fundraising event
for the Manatee County chapter of the American Can-
cer Society.
Contestants get one vote per each dollar raised for
the society. An event last week at the Beach House
cleared more than $2,000 for the society and 2,000
votes for Cucci, said his campaign manager and wife,
Maggie Cucci.
The winner from among 11 Manatee County con-
testants will be announced Aug. 16 at the Tennis Shoe
Ball, where dress for men is tuxedo and tennis. It will
begin at 7 p.m. at the Municipal Auditorium in
The Cucci campaign headquarters phone is 778-

'Zoom Zone' registration
open at Gloria Dei
Registration is under way for Gloria Dei Lutheran
Church's vacation Bible school "Zoom Zone: Discover
Jesus Is Forever," scheduled from 9 a.m.-noon daily
July 14-18.
The program will feature stories of Jesus Christ,
"cool crafts, zoom tunes, wild and crazy skills" and
other interactive learning experiences, said the church.
It is open to 4-year-olds through fifth-graders for $5 for
one child or $15 for a family.
All events will be at the church, 6608 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Children may be registered for
"Zoom Zone" there or by calling 778-1813 from 9
a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Family caregiver group
will meet on Friday
A family caregiver support meeting by Neighborly
Care Network will be from 1-2 p.m. Friday, June 20,
at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
It is open free to anyone caring for an older adult
friend or family member with chronic health or
memory problems.. Details may be obtained by calling

Patient Appreciation Day
at chiropractic center
Saturday, June 2 will be Patient Appreciation
Day at the Island Chiropractic Center, 3612 E. Bay
Drive, Holmes Beach.
The observance %ill be from 9 a.mi.-1 p.m., with
"everyone invited, current and especially new pa-
tients," said Dr. Kathleen Goerg. A complimentary ad-
justment is offered, and refreshments will be served.
Details may be obtained by calling 778-0722.

'Good Morning, Longboat"
event next Wednesday
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce will
sponsor a continental breakfast at its "Good Morn-
ing, Longboat Key" affair from 8-9 a.m. Wednesday,
June 25/
The free event is designed for members and pro-
spective members to network and learn how the
chamber operates, said the organization. It will be at
the chamber office, 6854 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
Details are available at 387-9519.

Prices for the Island Players upcoming season are
$15 per ticket for one performance, $65 for all five
plays of the season. Wrong figures were given in an
earlier article.

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Turtle nests find parents, Suzi finds turtle

By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
A one-weekend record of 25 people "adopted" sea
turtle nests on the Island for Father's Day, a rush cred-
ited to an Islander news story last week, according to
Island Turtle Watch.
The story suggested a good Father's Day gift
would be adoption of a marine turtle nest in Dad's
name for a $100 donation to Turtle Watch. Twenty-five
people did so starting Friday, mostly Islanders but a
few from Indiana and New York and one from En-
gland. They were alerted by Island residents who read
the story, Turtle Watch believes.
"The story was awesome," said Amy Talucci, who
oversees the Turtle Watch education center and gift
shop at 5408 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. The cen-
ter used up all the adoption forms it had on hand and
had to quickly run off some more. The total of "par-
ents" this year is 100, she added. And so far 150 mem-
bers have signed up with Turtle Watch at $5, $10, $25
and $100.

Meanwhile, Suzi Fox got her first look at a logger-
head turtle at sea. She heads Turtle Watch and holds the
state marine turtle preservation permit for the Island.
She has seen hundreds of the giant reptiles and tens
of thousands of their hatchling offspring in her 12 years
with Turtle Watch, but never before in their habitat.
She and a friend were sailing in the 42-foot ketch "New
Hope" from Clearwater to the Island when she spotted
the loggerhead, she said.
The way to spot them, she learned, is not to look
at the sea but to keep an eye on the horizon, which
"gives you an overall view and anything but water
stands out."
Her turtle was basking, she said, just floating on the
surface, then "its head shot up when it spotted that quiet
sailboat, and it did a quick dive and vanished."
Ashore on Anna Maria, 74 mother turtles have
made nests on our beach in the six-week-old season
and many more are anticipated. Last year's nests to-
taled 93 for the whole summer, a bad year for sea
turtles here.

Three Anna Maria city
employees busted
Anna Maria city staff members Alice
S Baird, Ann Marie Thorpe and Diane
Percycoe, were arrested Friday, June 6,
and taken to "jail" in Sarasota. The
"arrests" were all to benefit the Muscular
Dystrophy Association and the three were
"bailed" by donations from local busi-
nesses. As part of their arrest, the three
were given complimentary refreshments
by Damon Presswood, right, of Ooh La
La! Bistro in Holmes Beach. Serving the
arrest warrants and taking the fearsome
trio to "jail" was Mike Moran, left, of
Executive Limo. The Islander newspaper
helped the effort by making "bail" for
Amy Stickler of Sun & Surf in the Island
Shopping Center. Islander Photo:
Bonner Joy

The first hatch is expected June 29 or shortly there-
after, said Talucci. That's 55 days after the nest was
dug, eggs laid and covered so the sun and warm sand
could bring life to the embryos.
For adoptions, memberships, and full information
on sea turtles, call the store at 778-1435.

Shells robbed in Holmes Beach
Two armed men entered a rear door of Shells Res-
taurant at 3200 East Bay Drive in Holmes Beach early
Saturday morning, June 14, and made off with an un-
disclosed amount of cash.
Holmes Beach Police Lt. Dale Stephenson said the
staff was working late at the restaurant and the two men
entered when an employee opened a rear door.
The suspects had nylon coverings over their faces,
Stephenson said, hiding their identity and facial
characteristics. One suspect was described as about 5
feet 10 inches tall while the other about 5 five feet 7
inches in height.
They were last seen heading west on foot from the
Anyone with information on the crime is asked to
call Stephenson at 708-5804 or Crime Stoppers at 747-
Crime Stoppers offers a reward for information
leading to an arrest and conviction.

If your "bells and whistles" went off around
noon Monday when you heard a booming
sound and felt a window-shaking shock wave,
you weren't alone.
Relax. It wasn't a plane crash, terrorist at-
tack or even aliens landing, although it did
bring lots of folks out to the curb and onto the
beach to investigate.
Sources attributed the boom to an electrical
panel explosion at St. Petersburg's downtown
Albert Whited Airport, saying it was felt as far
south as Sarasota.

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Ship it with Shari
Ship N Shari's packing and mailing services at
7424 Cortez Road W. near the Winn-Dixie supermar-
ket opened its doors Monday, June 16, and owners
Shari Overstreet and daughter Jessica are excited
about their joint venture.
"We're offering complete U.S. Post Office service
along with FedEx, Airborne Express and United Par-
cel Service," said Shari.
In addition, Shari and Jessica have mail box rent-
als, copy machines and fax service, and a key-making
If that's not enough service, you can also get your
passport photo made at Ship N Shari's, or get your
business cards printed.
"Whatever the customers want, we're going to pro-
vide it," said Shari.
A 30-year resident of Bradenton, Shari said she'd
been a store manager for other people during her busi-
ness career.
When the opportunity came up for her own busi-
ness and to work with her daughter, she and Jessica
The Overstreets plan a grand opening later when
they get settled in.
"Right now, we're just getting our feet wet and
meeting and greeting old and new friends," Shari said.
Office hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays
and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
For more information, call 794-1138.

Island girl returns with Paw Spa
The Paw Spa pet grooming store at 5343 Gulf
Drive in Holmes Beach opened its doors Sunday, June
15, with an open house and Island native and owner
Joyce Akins said it's a "dream come true" to be back
The Paw Spa will offer complete grooming ser-
vices for dogs and cats, from shampoo and bath to pet
products and gifts.
Joyce will also offer a daycare center for pets.
"It's for people going to the beach who want some-
one to look after their pet that day, or someone going
to work who needs their dog exercised," she said.

Going down
Three of four parcels that will make way for the Rosa del Mar condominiums, a 14-unit project in the 2500
block of Gulf Drive, were demolished in Bradenton Beach. Steve Noriega and Robert Byrne paid $7.9 million
for the properties of Shelly Wheeler, Merritt Fineout's Whispering Sands, George Sinclair's Breakers, and
Roland Vildostegui's Island Breeze. Sale prices for the Rosa del Mar Gulffront townhouses are estimated to
start at $1.5 million. Islander Photo: J.L. Robertson

Joyce spent 10 years managing a pet-grooming
store in Utica, N.Y., and husband Carmen is a certified
dog trainer, so they both have plenty of experience in
pet grooming and handling.
When the opportunity came to return "home," she
and Carmen didn't need any convincing.
"This is definitely coming home for me, and
Carmen used to live in Florida, so we're both real
happy to be here," Joyce said.
The Paw Spa is located in the Holmes Business
Center next to the veterinarian's office.
Store hours initially will be from 9:30 a.m. to 5
To learn more about Pet Spa, call Joyce at 778-0885.

Mama Lo is 3
Mama Lo's old-fashioned ice cream and sundry
store in the Bayview Plaza at 101 S. Bay Boulevard in
Anna Maria is celebrating its third anniversary in busi-
ness with some ice cream specials Thursday, June 19.
Mama Lo, also known as Lois Finley-Shook, said
this is going to be a fun week at Mama Lo's and she
invited all her Island and mainland friends along with
visitors to stop in and try the specials.
Mama Lo's is open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. For
more information, call 779-1288.


'Top Notch' photo contest kicks off June 25

If you've got a great snapshot, we've got a contest
you could win.
The Islander photo contest starts with the issue of
June 25. Eight weekly winning pictures will be featured
on the cover of The Islander through Aug. 13, and one
snapshot will be a grand prize winner with prizes and
gift certificates awarded by the newspaper and local
The deadline for the first week's submissions is
Friday, June 20, and weekly on Friday throughout the

Judging begins with a selection of pictures that
may include abstract photos, still life pictures, land-
scapes and scenics, candid unposed snapshots, action,
humor and animal pictures. Nothing is overlooked,
including great kid pics, sentimental moments and
moments of personal triumph.
Send or deliver your favorites (no limits) weekly
to Photo Contest Editor, The Islander, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.
Digital contest entries should be submitted in the
original JPG format via e-mail to news@islander.org

or on diskette or CD. Sorry, no retouching, enhance-
ments or computer manipulation is allowed.
Complete rules and entry forms for the contest are
published below. Please attach a photo contest label to
each photo, disk or CD you submit.
E-mail entrants must submit the label information
in the text of the e-mail, one photo attachment per e-
mail, please.
Photos without labels will be disqualified. Addi-
tional photo labels are available at the newspaper of-
fice or they may be copied.

Islander photo contest rules
1) The Islander Newspaper's Top Notch Photo Contest is
strictly for amateur photographers. Amateurs are those who derive
less than 5 percent of their income from photography.
2) Black-and-white and color photographs taken after Jan. 1,
2002, are eligible. Photos previously published (in any media) or en-
tered in any Islander/other competitions are not eligible.
3) Photographs may be taken with any make of camera. No
retouching or other alteration (except cropping) is permitted of nega-
tives, prints or electronic photo files; no composite pictures or mul-
tiple printing can be submitted. Digital photos may be submitted in
their original JPG file format (via e-mail or disk) or a printed photo-

graph. Slide (transparency) photos are not accepted.
4) Entrant's name, address and phone number must be written clearly
in ink on the contest label and affixed to the back of each print, or listed
similarly in an e-mail message along with each digital photo. One photo
per e-mail submission. Mail entries to The IslanderTop Notch Photo Con-
test, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. E-mail digital entries to
5) Entrants by their entry agree that The Islander may publish their
pictures for local promotion. Entrants must be able to furnish the original
negative or digital image if requested by the contest editor. All photos sub-
mitted become the property of The Islander. Photos will not be returned.
The Islanderand contest sponsors assume no responsibility for negatives,
diskettes, CDs or photo prints.


I have read the contest rules and affirm that this en-
try is in compliance with them.

Entrant must know the name and address of any recognizable
persons appearing in the picture and those must be enclosed/attached
with the entry.
6) Employees of The Islander and their immediate family mem-
bers are not eligible to enter the contest.
7) Any taxes on prizes are the sole responsibility of the winners.
Any cash prize won by a minor will be awarded to a parent or guard-
ian. Prize rights are not transferable.
Please attach to photo and mail or deliver to The Islander, 5404
Marina Dr., Holmes Beach FL 34217. Please include all form informa-
tion with digital photographs sent by e-mail in the message text and
preferably the contestants last name on the "subject" line. Please note
on envelopes "Attention Top Notch Photo Contest"


I have read the contest rules and affirm that this en-
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Island Biz
Vinjavagar modifications
Vinjavagar in the BridgeWalk Resort in
Bradenton Beach is temporarily closed for some modi-
fications, said Angela Rodocker of the resort.
The store features fine wines, cigars and coffees
from around the world.
Rodocker said she did not yet know when the store
would reopen, but an announcement on changes and a
reopening date will be made some time in the future.

Neumann's for sale
Glenn Neumann's Island Beach Store at 417
Pine Ave. in Anna Maria is for sale. The sale includes
the family residence at the same location.
Neumann, who assisted with the marketing effort
to bring the Manatee Trolley to the Island, said he and
his family are ready to retire, but will either stay on the
Island or move to Bradenton after the sale.

Trolley Stop Deli relocating
The Trolley Stop Deli formerly at the Time Saver
convenience store in Holmes Beach is relocating, ac-
cording to owners Melinda Lampariello and Terry
"We are seeking a new location in Holmes Beach
and will be back offering our breakfast burritos and
other Trolley Stop specialties," said Melinda.
The deli stopped operating at the convenience store
June 1, she said.

Ducks drops food
D. Coy Ducks in the Island Shopping Center in
Holmes Beach is eliminating its kitchen and menu be-
ginning July 1.
The move comes in the face of the Florida law
effective the same date that bans smoking from es-
tablishments with more than 10 percent of its busi-
ness from food sales, said owner/manager Beth
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but without smoking, and found that with nightly en-
tertainment, the vast majority of customers were not
interested in food service.
"Come July 1, you can still smoke in D. Coy
Ducks," she said.
D. Coy Ducks will expand its entertainment area
with the loss of the kitchen, Guergin added, but con-
tinue to offer incidental food for customers. In addition,
the pub will provide free foods such as hot dogs and
snacks for customers.

Island real estate sales
222 84th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,280 sfla 3bed/
2bath/2car home built in 1989 on an 83x100 lot, was
sold 4/21/03, Lee to Parking, for $360,000; list
401 Bay Palms, Holmes Beach, a 1,393 sfla 2bed/
2bath/lcar home built in 1965 on a 98x100 (approxi-
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868 sfla 2bed/2bath/lcar attached home built in 1974
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$198,000; list $198,500.
509 65th St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront 1,852 sfla
3bed/2bath/2car home built in 1972 on a 90x94 lot, was
sold 4/25/03, Whitehead to Kelly, for $360,000; list
527 74th St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront 1,497 sfla
2bed/2bath/2car home built in 1963 on a 100x108 lot,
was sold 4/24/03, Garvey to Kohlmann, for $590,000;
list $649,000.
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Moorings, a 985 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1977,
was sold 4/24/03, West to Porter, for $372,000; list
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AME Phase I plan approved by school board

By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
The Phase 1 plans for a new Anna Maria Elemen-
tary School were approved by the Manatee County
School Board at its June 16 meeting.
The plans for the new elevated two-story school
include a separate auditorium and cafeteria, making
AME one of the only two elementary schools in the
county to have an auditorium. Due in part to demands
from the school staff and the community, the audito-
rium plan was approved, although current school
guidelines call for a "cafetorium," a combined cafete-
ria and auditorium space, in elementary schools. In
fact, the state no longer funds separate auditorium and
cafeteria facilities for elementary schools.
The school's auditorium, according to the plans
submitted, would be the same size as the existing facil-
ity and will have an elevated stage with access from
both the music and art rooms.
In developing the overall design plan for the
school, lead architect Tom Cardinal, design leader Dick
Allen and project architect Mike Carlson, all with Edu-
cational Design Associates in Sarasota, spent numer-
ous afternoons conducting extensive interviews with
AME teachers and staff.
The result is a design that Cardinal says takes into
account two key factors: saving as many trees as possible
and keeping the school operating during construction.
The new structure, which will sit directly behind
the current building, will be built on a platform in or-
der to meet the required elevation for the school, which
is five feet above the floodplain. Two retention ponds,
one on either side of the campus, will be created to
handle stormwater runoff.
To ease traffic congestion during morning arrivals
and afternoon departures, the design calls for two sepa-
rate circular driveways leading from Gulf Drive. One
drive will be designated for school buses and the other
for parents and visitors.
Additional parking is also included in the plans.
Adjacent to the auditorium is a parking lot with ap-
proximately 40 spaces. At the opposite end of campus
is a smaller lot containing approximately 18 parking
To tighten security on campus, there will be one
entrance to the school and the administration office,
and a nurse's station, the principal's office and confer-
ence room will be located near the entrance.

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Lower grade levels will be housed on the first floor
and the higher elementary grades will be on the second
floor. The new school will have 16 classrooms with
views of the bay.
Initially plans included a fenced playground de-
voted solely to the kindergarten classrooms, but after
receiving feedback from teachers, the plans were
changed to accommodate both kindergarten and first-
grade on a single playground.
The upper grade levels will be housed on the sec-
ond floor and two rooms will share boys' and girls' rest
rooms between them. Kindergarten classrooms will
each have their own boys' and girls' rest rooms.
The media center will be on the second floor and
may have a glass-enclosed storytelling room that ex-
tends off the main room.
The upper level will be accessible from three sepa-

rate stairwells and a central elevator.
The kitchen will also be greatly updated and will
have its own service dock near South Harbor Drive,
although it will be accessed from Gulf Drive.
Construction will take place while school is in ses-
sion and some of the existing buildings will be utilized
while other areas are being transformed.
The construction team has identified several things
that will need to be done during the summer, such as
moving the computer lab, caboose, gazebo and the cov-
ered play area to a location near the auditorium, where
they will remain for the next school year.
The new school is being built to accommodate 350
students. Construction could begin as early as October
A public meeting to unveil the final plans will be
scheduled when school resumes in August.


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New coalition: Local artists venture to The Edge

By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
A new creative arts coalition is taking local artists,
musicians and writers to "the edge."
Focusing on art that is cutting-edge, contemporary
and apt to "liberate, not decorate," artist Valeri Rose
has organized several summer art exhibitions and a
new artist's group, The Edge.
The Edge was formed three months ago to facili-
tate opportunities for artists to show their work and
meet like-minded people.
The Islander's own Carrie Price is among the
members of The Edge and says that the artwork at The
Edge exhibits is outside what you might see in main-
stream shows. "Some artists have a political agenda or
social statements to make," she said, "but not all do.
Mine doesn't."
Price describes her work as bright and colorful
images spawned from her whimsical imagination. She
creates mixed media paintings and three-dimensional
art from her home studio.
The Edge is still a young group defining itself, but
it already has a full summer schedule of exhibits lined
up. The first summer event takes place Saturday, June
21, when the Edge will host two artists' receptions.
On the Island from 2 to 4 p.m. Price will be at the
Island Branch Library for the "Introducing the Edge"
artists reception. She is one of six Edge artists exhib-
iting work at the library.
Also on June 21st, there will be a one-night art ex-
hibition and celebration called the "Garage Mon-
tage" at P-man's Classic Cycle Paint Shop, 721 Sev-
enth Ave. W., Bradenton, from 7-11 p.m.
Price said The Edge is open to any artist, includ-
ing those in the music and writing fields. She said the
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Price said The Edge is a valuable organization be-
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6p.m. Family storytime at the Island Branch Library,
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6:30 to 8 p.m. Financial workshop with Mike Valley
and Glori Fernandez at 3226 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 779-2499.

Thursday, June 19
5 p.m. Hurricane "Party" Seminar sponsored by the
Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce at the Hilton
Beachfront Resort, 4711 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat
Key. Information: 387-9519.

Friday, June 20
1 to 2p.m. Family caregiver support group at the Is-
land Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. In-
formation: 748-3001.

Saturday, June 21
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Patient appreciation day at Island
Chiropractic Center, 3612 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. In-
formation: 778-0722.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Manatee County "Hurricane Pre-
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2 to 4 p.m. Artists' reception for "Introducing the
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5 p.m. Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park Dinner and
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Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-5274. Fee applies.
7 to 11 p.m. The Edge presents "Garage Montage"
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Bradenton. Information: 748-8671.

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7:30 a.m. Business Network International meeting at
the Hilton Beachfront Resort, 4711 Gulf of Mexico Drive,
Longboat Key. Information: 383-5543.
1 to 4 p.m. Veterans Service officers at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
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2 to 3 p.m. "Hats Off to Reading" children's program
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Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
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6p.m. Family storytime at the Island Branch Library,
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Information: 779-2499.

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Anna Maria
June 11, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach Police
Department, assist other agency. A deputy was dis-
patched to assist a Holmes Beach officer with a bur-
glary case involving teenagers. According to the report,
the deputy assisted in retrieving a purse stolen from a
Holmes Beach home.

Bradenton Beach
June 7, 100 block of Bridge Street, domestic bat-
tery. According to the report, a woman punched her
boyfriend in the eye during an argument about money.
The victim reportedly signed for a domestic violence
packet and received information on obtaining an in-
June 8,400 block of 21 st Place North, grand theft.
A man was arrested for stealing a boat from a
neighbor's dock after negotiations to purchase the boat
fell through. According to the report, officers found the
boat in the inlet near the owner's home and it was re-
turned to her dock.
June 9, 100 block of Third Street, warrant arrest.
A man was arrested on a warrant for reckless driving.
June 9, 2400 block of Avenue C, domestic distur-
bance. Officers responded to a domestic disturbance
between a dating couple. According to the report, the
couple claimed their argument had become violent and
the female party volunteered to leave the home for the
June 9, 200 block of Gulf Drive, drug arrest. Jo-
seph Clark, 26, of Bradenton, was charged with posses-
sion of five grams of marijuana, a glass marijuana pipe
and two Ecstacy pills after being stopped for speeding
and, according to the report, giving officers permission
to search his vehicle.
June 9,2100 block of Avenue C, criminal mischief.
A man reported damage to his mailbox.
June 9, 2200 block of Avenue C, towed vehicle. A
teenager was given a ticket for driving with a learner's
permit and not having an adult in the vehicle with him.
According to the report, the vehicle was towed because
the owner of the car was out of town.
June 9, 2400 block of Avenue C, grand theft. A
woman reported her late husband's jewelry stolen.
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June 10, 2300 block of Avenue C, criminal mis-
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snapped off.
June 10, 1801 Gulf Drive N., Runaway Bay con-
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parked BMW.
June 10, 1801 Gulf Drive N., Runaway Bay con-
dominiums, theft. A total of four Cadillac emblems
were pried off two parked cars.
June 10, 1007 Gulf Drive N., Summer Sands con-
dominiums, domestic battery. Officers responded to an
argument between a married couple. According to the
report, the couple had calmed down and agreed to sepa-
rate for the evening by the time officers arrived.

Holmes Beach
June 6, 6700 block of Gulf Drive, theft. A woman
reported two fishing poles, a tackle box and skimboard
June 7, 700 Manatee Ave., Kingfish Boat Ramp,
domestic argument. Officers were called to assist the
U.S. Coast Guard in reference to a domestic argument
that took place on the waterway. According to the re-

port, the woman involved was taken to her home and
the man involved stayed out on his boat.
June 8, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach,
theft. A woman reported that her purse was stolen
while she picnicked on the beach.
June 9, 4100 block of Fifth Avenue, criminal mis-
chief. According to the report, a man made death
threats to two men he suspects had an affair with his
June 9, 5500 block of Gulf Drive, robbery. A man
was arrested for robbing a teenage boy riding the trol-
ley. According to the report, a fight broke out on the
trolley between the two individuals when the defendant
stole the teen's cell phone and attempted to steal his '
June 9, 4200 block of Gulf Drive, theft. A moped,
which was locked to a post with a chain, was reported
June 11, 2700 block of Gulf Drive, burglary. Ac-
cording to the report, two teenagers were arrested for
breaking into a friend's house and stealing a purse. The
teens admitted to police they went into the house look-
ing for money they believed their friend had in her
June 11, 3200 block of Gulf Drive, burglary. A
man reported his videocassette recorder missing from
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Old Wise Man speaks on hurricanes; takin' out trash

The old wise man came down from his mountain
retreat and offered his thoughts for the coming months
and, verily, they aren't very good.
Dr. William Gray came to Tampa last Friday from
his high-altitude office at Colorado State University to
offer his forecast for the 2003 Atlantic hurricane sea-
son before participants at the Governor's Hurricane
Gray's forecast: 14 named storms, eight of them
having hurricane-force winds of 74 mph, and three of
them attaining winds of 130 mph.
"Basically, it's the same old story the sky is
falling," Gray said with a laugh but, on a more ominous
- note, added, "it seems inevitable that Florida will see
damage like you've never seen it previously."
Gray and his team have been offering hurricane
predictions for 20 years. As forecasts become more
precise, "Gray and Co." have become more accurate in
their prognosis for what the storm season will bring,
even months in advance.
Like the old bumper sticker that read "Think glo-
bally, act locally," Gray said that global weather pat-
terns help shape what happens in the Atlantic and Car-
ibbean. Probably the most powerful of those weather
patterns elsewhere that impact us is the El Niio-La
Nifia system in the Pacific Ocean.
During El Nifio years, when the Pacific cools, At-
lantic storms seem to abate. In La Nifia years which,
by the way, we're in now the Pacific is warmer and
Atlantic hurricanes are more prevalent.
Gray said there is a longer cyclical pattern than the
Pacific water changes, which take place every six or so
years. "There are cycles that run 20, 40, even 50 years
that we're just now starting to learn about," he said,
predicting that the Atlantic is entering one of those
stronger and more active patterns that should last for
the next 15 years.
"Since 1995, six of the last eight years have been
very active," Gray said. He said that from 1966 to 2002
only one hurricane made landfall in the United States.
From 1941 to 1965, there were nine hurricanes making
Gray is also using a historic "barometer" to assist
in his predictions. There are pretty good data on glo-
bal weather conditions starting in the 1940s, and Gray
is tapping into that historic information to add to his
knowledge of what will happen in the future.
If you find years in the past that mimic current
conditions, you can look at the number of hurricanes
-that formed in those years and have a pretty good idea
that the same thing will happen again.
For 2003, those "mimic years" are 1952, 1954,
1964, 1966, and 1998.
One more thing the Old Wise Man offered: As
hurricanes work their way up in strength from category
to category, the damage goes up by a factor of four.
And, of course, with coastal development increas-
ing in leaps and bounds, the potential for loss increases
every day.
Hurricane season began June 1 and ends Nov. 30.
And we still have some copies of The Islander's
special hurricane section available at the office and at
city halls, libraries and the fire stations on the Island for
more information on how to weather the storm season.





Big-time garbage hauler
Ben Turner is the head of Phillips & Jordan. The
company specializes in post-disaster debris removal
and got the contract to remove the remains of the World
Trade Towers after Sept. 11, 2001.
He spoke at the hurricane conference and, although
it was pretty much a 30-minute sales pitch for Phillips
& Jordan, there were some interesting elements to his
The company removed something like 1.4 million
tons of debris from the towers. The material had to be
inspected for human remains and evidence to bolster
the case against terrorists, so every scrap of material
was looked at again and again and again Turner said
he estimated that the debris was picked through at least
14 times by almost every alphabet agency in govern-
Phillips & Jordan provided oversight for the whole
thing, starting work Sept. 13 and finishing the job by
late June 2002. In that time, there was only one acci-
dent: "a card table wasn't secured in a storm and blew
over, breaking a cop's ankle, but it happened before we
got on the scene."
It was a pretty impressive feat that only one foot
was injured in the massive cleanup operation.

Sorry I missed you at the Sarasota Toughman
Competition last weekend and, before you hurt your-
selves laughing, no, I was not a participant but only a
A buddy mentioned a few weeks ago that he had
signed up for the event. Mark is not a big guy, and with
his mild-mannered approach to life, he doesn't seem to
me to be all that "tough," but as we talked about the
upcoming bouts it kept sounding like fun.
"Jeez, I just hope I.make I through the first fight,"
he said. "That first punch always hurts. A lot."
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and at least a few women get girdled in groin pro-
tection gear, fit with some somewhat fancy headgear,
don 16-ounce gloves, gag onto a mouthpiece and
thump each other for three one-minute rounds.
First night is within some pretty wide-ranging
weight categories that seem semi-fair. Final night is the
real "toughman" test, where you've got some poor 139-
pound geek who won a bunch of fights against people
his own size facing off against some 300-pound gorilla
who has pummeled all of his opponents in his same
weight category.
Let the toughest survive.
Mark came out strong in the first round, facing off
against a guy named Blue Tick who was billed as a
Sarasota lumberjack with seven kids.
Then Blue Tick did some kind of a wrestling move
that carried both him and Mark through the ropes of the
ring and onto a table. Mark was on the bottom and,
although I was up in the nose-bleed seats at the arena,
I could still hear the thump when his head hit. Mark
came around a few minutes later, both were invited
back the next night for the finals, and Mark ended up
winning his Saturday bout, although the doctor
wouldn't let him compete further because of the neck
injury resulting from Friday's match.
Blue Tick ended up in the hospital after Saturday
night's bout. One woman is on life support and is not
expected to make it.
My summation of the event is that yep, it is an
event and yep, now I can say I've seen a Toughman

Sandscript factoid
We've already had one named stores this season.
Ana was unique in that it was the first storm to form in
the Atlantic in April since records began being kept in
Ana topped out with winds of about 50 mph and is
what forecasters call a "sub-tropical" storm.
"A sub-tropical cyclone is a low-pressure system
existing in the tropical or subtropical latitudes that has
characteristics of both tropical cyclones and mid-lati-
tude, or extratropical, cyclones," according to the Na-
tional Weather Service.
"Often, these storms have a radius of maximum
winds which is farther out, on the order of 60-125 miles
from the center, than what is observed for purely 'tropi-
cal' systems. Additionally, the maximum sustained
winds for sub-tropical cyclones have not been observed
to be stronger than about 74 mph."

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Whale of a tale about whale sharks offshore

By Capt. Mike Heistand
Capt. Sam Kimball out of Annie's Bait & Tackle
in Cortez has the fish story of the week he and his
charter spotted a 30-foot-long whale shark in about 80
feet of water out in the Gulf of Mexico, quite a sight
when you're in a 26-foot-long boat.
According to an Internet source, "The whale shark
is the biggest shark and the biggest fish. It is not a
whale. It has a huge mouth which can be up to four feet
wide. Its mouth is at the very front of its head, not on
the underside of the head like in most sharks.
"The whale shark has distinctive light-yellow
markings on its very thick dark gray skin. Its skin is up
to four inches thick. This enormous shark is a filter
feeder and sieves enormous amounts of plankton to eat
through its gills-as it swims.
"The whale shark is up to 46 feet, weighing up to
15 tons. The average size is 25 feet, and is the largest
fish in the world.
"The whale shark is a filter feeder that sieves small
animals from the water. As it swims with its mouth
open, it sucks masses of water filled with prey into its
mouth and through spongy tissue between its five large
gill arches. After closing its mouth, the shark uses gills
rakers that filter the nourishment from the water. The
prey includes plankton, krill, small fish, and squid. The
shark can process over 1,500 gallons of water each
Despite that monster, anglers can expect to do well
with lots of catch-and-release snook, with big linesiders
being caught in the passes with big ladyfish as bait.
Redfish are also a good bet, although they are scattered
across the seagrass flats.
Offshore action for grouper and snapper continues
to be good.
Tarpon ... well, the reports are mixed, with some
guides reporting lots of hookups and others saying the
silver kings have "lockjaw" when it comes to their bait.
We could send them to Boca Grande Pass for some
tips on tarpon fishing and bait, but with reports of a bad
season there and warring factions of bait versus jig fish-
ers, doesn't sound like we need their advice.
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
wade fishers are doing very, very well with catch-and-
release snook on the flats, especially on incoming tides.
They are also catching lots of keeper-size trout around
the mangroves and redfish, although the reds are scat-
tered and not schooling. A few blacktip sharks are be-
ing caught off the west end of the Anna Maria Bridge.
Mark Johnson and a buddy had a memorable trip in his
flats boat one day last week: they caught and released
22 snook, with 17 of them within the slot limit. Baitfish
are also starting to get thick, Lee added.
Capt. Thorn Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he's really getting into a lot of catch-and-
release snook on outgoing tides, with some linesiders
going better than 28 inches. Artificials and live bait are
both working for the snook, he said. Trout up to 20
inches in length are a good bet on the seagrass beds in
the bays, he said, and "tarpon are out there, but they've
got lockjaw for me" with no hookups despite the silver



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Kyle Messina, 12, from Bradenton Beach, landed a 37-inch, 20-pound snook and a 23-inch-long speckled
trout, all in the same morning in Tampa Bay.

kings rolling all around his boat. Don't forget to tune
in to Capt. Thom from 8:30-10 a.m. on WWPR 1490-
AM radio for the best bets for fishing, and his "On the
water with Capt. Thom". show welcomes call-ins at
Paul Templin at Island Discount Tackle said
offshore action features grouper and dolphin the
fish, not the marine mammal about 30 miles out in
the Gulf, with dolphin seeming to hang around the
weed lines. Kingfish are here and there, he said, but
mostly out of the picture. Tarpon action is hot and
heavy between the Sunshine Skyway Bridge and
Egmont Key in Tampa Bay, with threadfins producing
the best action or, on outgoing tides if you can net them
for bait, pass crabs. Redfish are still pretty thick in the
canals near the passes, with large shrimp working best
to reel the biggest reds in. There are a lot of small trout
being caught around Key Royale, but the big action is
catch-and-release snook up to 40 pounds in the passes
for those anglers using ladyfish of about 12 inches as
bait. Yes, those linesiders are big! The smaller snook
are still a good beachside feature, but night fishing is
working best, Paul said.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business out of
Catchers Marina in Holmes Beach said tarpon are still
a hot ticket for his charters, with hookups coming most
trips out into Tampa Bay.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach out of Catchers said he's also getting
into lots of silver kings.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide out of
Catchers said his offshore charters have been slightly
hampered by weather, but he's still able to bring snap-

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per and grouper back to the dock on most trips.
Capt. Sam Kimball on Legend charters out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said he's been catch-
ing lots of barracuda, bonita, amberjack and jacks in
about 65 feet of water offshore, with shiners producing
the best results. Farther out, in about 100 feet of water,
he's finding gag and red grouper, plus mangrove and
lane snapper. And on one trip last week he and his char-
ter caught a real treat when they spotted a 30-foot
whale shark in about 80 feet of water offshore. He
didn't get a hookup, though.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said things are
about on-par for the season: lots of snapper, snook are
tearing up everything, big redfish are being caught,
"there are about 8 jillion jacks around" and tarpon are
on the wane as the moon phase changes. He is seeing
evidence of a few sharks being caught at night, since
Bob is the one to clean up the mess. Jeez, guys, clean
up your mess, would you?
Good luck and good fishing.
Capt. Mike Heistand is a 20-year fishing guide.
Call him at 779-9607 to provide a fishing report. Prints
and digital images of your catch are also welcome and
may be dropped off at The Islander, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach, or e-mailed to
news@ islander.org. Please include identification for
persons in the picture along with information on the
catch and a name and phone number for more infor-
mation. Snapshots may be retrieved once they appear
in the paper.

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PAGE 24 0 JUNE 18, 2003 0 THE ISLANDER

The Islander loses final game on 10-run mercy rule

By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Correspondent
For .the second straight game, The Islander bats
were silent and the result was an 11-1 thumping
Wednesday, June 11, against Beef O'Brady's to exit
the double-elimination Junior League baseball tourney.
Thus ends a baseball season for The Islander team
that began with a promising 7-0 start, but wound down
to a 7-7 record, finishing in third place with a 14-7
record in its Junior League division.
Winning 66 percent of your games is normally the
stuff pennant winners are made of, but the way the last
two games went has to leave a sour taste in the mouths
r of the players and perhaps even the friends in the
The Islander was shut down by O'Brady's Zach
Thomas' four perfect innings the previous Saturday,
and Wednesday was more of the same. Josh Strawn
matched Thomas with four perfect innings of his own,
including six strikeouts.
Strawn also hurt The Islander at the plate, going 4-
for-4, including a three-run double in the sixth that
scored Derek Gargett, Tyler Wooten and Robby Smith
to give Beef O'Brady's an 11-0 lead.
The game was a close affair through four innings
as Pat Cole limited Beef's to two runs through four
innings, though Cole did it in entirely different fashion
than Strawn.
Cole faced bases-loaded situations in every inning
he pitched and managed to surrender only two runs on
seven hits while striking out six.
The first inning saw Beef's load the bases when
Robby Smith reached on an error in front of Strawn's
single. Cole, who retired the first batter on a come-
backer to the mound, induced a fly ball from Will
Kretzman before walking Clay Cook to juice the bases,
but he escaped by striking out the last batter.
The second inning saw Cole surrender a lead-off
single to Niko Rodriguez before getting a groundout
and a strikeout. With two outs, Tyler Wooten, Smith
and Strawn connected on consecutive singles to score
Rodriguez and Wooten for a 2-0 lead.
Cole and his Islander teammates ran into trouble in
the third thanks to an error, a hit-by-pitch and a walk,
but Cole induced Wooten to ground out to Shane
Pelkey at third for the final out of the inning.
Another hit batter, a walk and a single again had
Cole in trouble, but he responded with three consecu-
tive strikeouts to end his night on the mound with his
team trailing only 2-0 still in striking distance.
Beef's broke the game open in the fifth, getting
walks from Sean Powers and Derrick Gargett and a
single from Smith to load the bases. A walk by Strawn
forced in one run before Kretzman cleared the bases
with a single that was misplayed into a double. With
one out, Cook drew a walk and Muldoon singled to
score Kretzman.
Beef's squandered an opportunity to break the
game open when, with two on and only one out, The
Islander's Steve Faasse got a double play on a pick-off
play at first that would be scored 1-3-5-4-6-1-6 for
those of you scoring at home.
The Islander finally received some base runners in
the fifth, getting a one-out single from Matt Bobo and
walks from Shane Pelkey and Cole to load the bases,
but Conner Bystrom's ground ball was fielded cleanly

Tim Bouziane
had to come in
quickly to make
the catch on this
pop fly during
Junior League
baseball action.

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Shane Pelkey puts the tag on Jimmy Muldoon to
complete a pick-off play started by pitcher Steve

by Wooten, who flipped it to Strawn for the final out
of the inning.
The Islander bats showed a little life in the sixth
with Sean Pittman and Sean Price connecting on con-
secutive singles. Faasse worked a walk to load the
bases with one out, but after Pittman scored on a passed
ball and Tanner Pelkey walked, Beef O'Brady's pitcher
Wooten struck out the next two batters to end the game
along with The Islander's season.
We'll be looking for a strong team and an equally
good showing next year with many players eligible to
return for another year of Junior League ball.

WMFD dishes up awards
WMFD's Little League baseball season officially
came to an end Saturday, June 14, with an awards ban-
quet that saw Tyler Fitzgerald take home two honors.
Fitzgerald was an overwhelming choice for most valu-
able player while also garnering the best hitter award.
He finished the year batting .520, including a home
run, nine doubles, two triples and 20 runs scored.
Fitzgerald led WMFD in average, doubles, triples, to-
tal bases and also showed great versatility by playing
virtually every position on the field.
Primary competition for the MVP award came
from Lance Burger, Jared McKenzie and Ben
McKenzie pitched and caught all season long while
also being one of the more effective hitters with a .340
average including nine doubles, 16 RBIs and 12 runs
scored. He also threw out five runners trying to steal to
lead WMFD catchers, while compiling a 6-4 record on
the mound with a 3.23 ERA and 80 strikeouts in 52
Valdivieso was probably WMFD's most consistent
pitcher, while also playing a steady, if not spectacular,
shortstop when McKenzie was on the mound.
Valdivieso led WMFD in walks and was second in runs
scored with 15, while going 4-3 with a .243 ERA and

Sean Pittman rips one of The Islander's four hits
during its 11-1 tournament loss to Beef O'Brady's.

61 strikeouts in 42 innings of work.
Lance Burger, who gave Fitzgerald a run for the
batting title with a .390 average was named tops in
sportsmanship. Burger finished with six doubles, one
triple, 13 RBIs and scored 16 runs.
The rookie of the year award went to second
baseman Stephen Thomas. Thomas batted .380 and
scored 13 runs, while playing solid defense at second
base, making only six errors all season long. He fin-
ished with three doubles and 13 RBIs, good for third on
the team.
Ryan Guerin earned consideration for the rookie
award with solid contributions during the year at the
plate and on the mound.
Congratulations to all of the WMFD players, coaches
and parents for another season of baseball. I also want to
thank Evan Bordes, Brad Lisk, Tammy Catt and Nichole
Pelkey for their help in providing game statistics and re-
sults throughout the baseball season.

Umpire clinic on tap
Here's your chance to show everybody how it's done.
If everybody's heard you complain and yell, "How in the
world did he miss that call?" well, step up to the plate and
become an umpire so you can make the calls right.
If you're interested in becoming one of the men in
blue, call 761-3556 or 755-1248. You can also contact
them at HeyBlue099@aol.com.

Island Wiffle Ball League to start July 1
Sign up as a team or as an individual in the Anna
Maria Island Community Center's second annual
wiffle ball league. Teams are limited to 10 players and
the cost is $20 per player. Each player will receive a T-
shirt and teams are guaranteed at least 10 or more
games and a championship tournament.
Deadline for signing up is Saturday, June 21. For
more information, call Joe Cheblus at 778-1908, or
sign up at the Center.

Dolphin football season on the horizon
The Anna Maria Island Community Center an-
nounces that registration for its third season of tackle
football in the Police Athletic League is under way.
The Dolphins will be back to defend its 2002 Junior
Varsity PAL Superbowl championship.
Registration forms are available and will be ac-
cepted until Monday, June 23. Island and non-Island
players are welcome to sign up for the season at $60.
All registrations must include a copy of the player's
birth certificate and parental permission. Varsity players
must be 14 years old as of Sept. I with no weight limit.
JV players must be less than 160 pounds and be age 12-
13 as of Sept. 1. Mighty Mite players are 9-11 years old
and less than 140 pounds, while fag football players have
no weight limit, but must be 6-8 years old as of Sept. 1.
For more information, call Joe Cheblus at the Cen-
ter at 778-1908.
If you have a story idea or have sports news to re-
port, call the Islander at 778-7978 or email me at




RHEEM WATER HEATERS, low profile, 30 gallon,
208/240 volt, 3,500 watt. Used very little. $50 each.
Call 778-6671, extension 404.
DINETTE TABLE, parkay light oak. Four cane
backed chairs with fabric seats. Like new, excellent
condition. $299, 778-4901.
BEDROOM SET: solid oak in a stateroom style by
National of Mt. Airy. Eight pieces with king-size head-
board, but no beds, $1,400. Pickard China, floral
chintz pattern, service for eight, plus extras, $200.
Oriental rugs, library of classic books printed before
1900. 792-4274.
FANTASTIC AMERICAN COINS! 37 oldies, includ-
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$75 for all! Call 792-4274.
FREE DELIVERY: SEAFOOD to go. Shrimp, crabs,
native fish. Delivered to your door. Call James Lee,
795-1112 or 704-8421.
offer. View at Web site: geocities.com/
houseboat_sunseeker or call 778-3526.

WITNESS? April 2, 2003, in Holmes Beach Publix
parking lot a white SUV with trailer ran into a red
Buick and did not stop. If you witnessed this accident,
please call 778-9684.

ROSER THRIFT SHOP Open Tuesday, Thursday,
9:30am-2pm and Saturday 9am-noon. Always 50
percent sales rack. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 779-
MOVING SALE FRIDAY and Saturday, June 20-21,
7:30am-1pm. It all goes cheap! 501 74th St., Holmes

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Islan Aussie GeoffWall. Realtor.
No one knows an Island like an Aussie
941-545-0206 Toll Free 1-866-206-4510

Thanks for saving "I saw it in The Islandser

TWO HOUSEHOLD SALE Friday, June 20, 10am-
2pm and Saturday, June 21, 9am-2pm. Furnish-
ings, books, housewares, like-new baby equipment,
clothes. 811 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria.

MOVING SALE FRIDAY and Saturday, June 20-21,
8am-2pm. Entire contents of house. Top quality
items. Kayak, TVs, art work, three bedroom sets,
couches, chairs, cocktail/end tables, lamp, mirrors,
tools. 318 Tarpon St., Anna Maria. (908) 347-2021.

FLEA MARKET INSIDE Friday, Saturday and Sun-
day, June 20-22, 9:30am-5pm. Collectibles, four
desks, jewelry, linens, roller skates, books, crystal
bric-a-brac. 5351 Gulf Drive, Suite 4, Holmes
MOVING SALE SUNDAY, June 22, through Sun-
day, June 29. Everything must go! Bedroom furni-
ture,.dinette, rugs, wicker, kitchen, miscellaneous.
127 52nd. St., Holmes Beach.

PUPPY FOUND in Bradenton Beach, vicinity of
2200 Gulf Drive N. Please call to identify, 504-4199.

LOST HEARING AIDS: Pair of Beltone Hearing
aids in blue pouch with Beltone logo on pouch. Lost
between parking lot and Peaches Restaurant in the
Anna Maria Centre Shops, Holmes Beach. Please
call 778-0021.
Bans, found on the Gulf side in Anna Maria, can be
picked up at Holmes Beach Police Department.

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.

L Real Estate

Cayman Cay Condo REDUCED to $239,000.
Well cared for updated 2BR/2BA condo. Heated
pool, covered parking, screened lanai with vinyl
windows, interior laundry. Steps to the beach and
pets accepted. Furnished turnkey. Immediate

9102 12th Avenue Northwest Hawthorn Park
4BR/2.5BA, two-story pool home with many deluxe
custom features. Dual fireplace, eat-in kitchen,
large family room, circle drive, lanai, all appliances.
Immediate possession. $349,000.
j Please call Carol R. Williams,
Broker/Realtor for more
details or appointment to show.
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1993 BUICK LESABRE Limited. One owner, 67,000
miles. Non-smoker. $3,950 or best offer. Call 518-9300.
1995 DODGE CARAVAN SE: Green, good shape.
Kelly Blue Book value, $3,100. Asking only $2,200 for
quick sale. Call 778-1716.
1990 ECONOLINE 150 VAN, cold air conditioning,
has towing package. Ready for travel. Runs great.
$3,100, or best offer. 730-9622.

long term. Private ramp, wash-down areas. Minutes
to Intracoastal, Gulf, restaurants, bait. Capt. John's
Marina. 792-2620. Bottom painting.
BOAT SLIPS FOR sale on Sarasota Bay in
Bradenton Beach. Located on Bay Drive South be-
tween Third and Fourth Streets. Each slip from
$750,000. New spacious 2BR/2.5BA condos free
with purchase. Call Old Bridge Village, 778-0156 or
BOAT LIFT for lease. Capacity of 7,000 Ibs. Located
at a residence in Key Royal, Holmes Beach. Avail-
able immediately. $150/month, payable in 2-3 month
blocks in advance. For details, call 730-1086.
27-FOOT CARVER Montego, 1986 Twin 190-hp
Mercruiser, air conditioning, Ceranfield 120V/alcohol,
all electronics, water heater, shower, WC Tank, re-
frigerator. New CD stereo, runs great. $27,500 or
best offer. 778-6565 or 920-1318.
14-FOOT SAIL BOAT with trailer, motor available,
$950 778-6561.
HOUSEBOAT FOR SALE. Excellent live aboard,
guest quarters or rental income. $28,500 or make
offer. View at Web site: geocities.com/
houseboat_sunseeker or call 778-3526.

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nished, well maintained half duplex. Updated AC and
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voting us #1. Sunsets, snorkeling, Sarasota Bay,
Egmont Key and more. Custom tours available. See
dolphins all day! Hourly, half-day and full day. Call
778-7459 or 720-5470.

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.

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.

male looking for a job. Available after school and
weekends. Call Zachary, 779-9803.

NEED A BABY-SITTER? Or a pet sitter? Our motto:
Anytime, any place, any price! We love kids and
that's all that matters! Call one line and get con-
nected to six wonderful babysitters, 778-3295.

teen will teach your child to skimboard. Four half-
hour one-on-one lessons. For information, please
call Spencer, 778-0944.

BABYSITTER: 15 years old, attends St. Stephen's
Episcopal School. Certified by the Red Cross. Call
Nita, 778-3187.

NURSES: Long-term home care for spinal injury
quad. Morning and overnight shifts available. Hoyer
lift. Traveling nurses also needed. Call 383-6953.

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COUNTER HELP PART-TIME needed for busy
marina. Sunday and Monday, 8am-6pm. Job duties
include phone, retail sales, customer service. Con-
tact Jane at 383-1311.

THE TINGLEY MEMORIAL Library in Bradenton
Beach is looking for volunteers who can work dur-
ing the summer months. Duties include checking
books in and out, reshelving books and generally
assisting library patrons. Anyone interested in vol-
unteering in our friendly community library can call
Eveann Adams at 779-1208.

ropean Bistro. Day and/or evenings. Fine dining
experience preferred. 5406 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Ask for Chef Damon.

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.

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 His-
torical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.

ASSISTED LIVING: Haven Home Bradenton Beach
is admitting residents. Day care and drop-offs. Re-
spite, long term. Call 779-0322 for details, inquiries

OUR ISLAND HOME Assisted Living Facility: We are
committed to creating the warmest and most loving
homes. We have an English RN living on the pre-
mises. We offer respite and daycare and always have
space available for your long-term needs. Call Annie,
Maria or Chris for more information. 778-7842.

CALL "CARE COMPANY" for qualified home health-
care aides, caregivers and companions. Twelve
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Caregiver with local references, attention given to
quality of life, meals and daily living. Ten years ex-
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MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, cabbage
palms, patio gardens, trimming, clean-up, edgings,
more. Hard-working and responsible. Excellent ref-
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LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
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TREE SERVICE BY BREWER Topping, trimming,
shaping, stump grinding and removals. Trim palm
trees. Insured. Call Phil, cell 545-4770.

rands, light hauling. Call Tony, 779-0908.

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

I DON'T CUT corners, I clean corners. For profes-
sional, friendly cleaning service, call Chamberlain
Professional Cleaning. Please leave message, 233-

MASON: 27 YEARS of experience. All masonry
work and repair. Cinderblock work, brick work, glass
block work, paver and brick driveways. Call Chris,
795-3034. Lic.#104776. Insured.

vehicles, best prices. Fully permitted at all airports.
Call 779-0043.

HOUSE CLEANING: Bi-weekly, great references.
12 years experience. Call 792-3772.

service. Kitchen and bathroom cleanup. Dusting,
vacuuming, grocery shopping and more. Island resi-
dent, free estimates, references. Call 778-2831.

EXPERT CLEANING Personalized service! 20-
year resident, many excellent references. Call Fran
708-3765, cell 224-1147, or Kris 750-8366.
ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place
classified ads and subscribe on line with our secure
server? Check it out at www.islander.org.

TANYA WILLIAMS ESTATE & Fine Art Appraisals of-
fers professional valuation and inventory services for
your personal property without a view to buy or sell.
Video documentation of your household or business,
fine art and household content, appraisals, consultation
services. 355-8456. www.artappraisals.org

MUSIC LESSONS! Flute, saxophone, clarinet. Be-
ginning to advanced. Contact Koko Ray, 792-0160.

SEWING: Get your sewing alterations done fast and
reliably. Hems, zippers, sleeves, waistlines, cush-
ions, etc. Reasonably priced. Call Jenifer Catlin, 727-

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

KEY WEST WOODSHOP for your custom wood-
working needs. Bermuda/Bahama/batten and board
shutters. Custom Caribbean style railings. For a
tropical transformation, call 779-9146..

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

PIANO AND KEYBOARD lessons. Call Jack Elka,

CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING and Lawn Maintenance.
Residential and commercial. Full-service lawn main-
tenance, cleanup, tree trimming, hauling,
Xeriscape. Island resident. Excellent references.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If it
is broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior dis-
count. Call 778-2581 or 962-6238.

KARAZ LANDSCAPE Lawn Service. Mulch, clean-
ups, power washing, tree trimming and more. Call
779-0851 or cell 448-3857.

ECONOMY CUT lawn service. Professional lawn
care at the kid-next-door prices. Free estimates.

TROPICAL TROUBLES? Landscape, cleaning, weed-
ing, trimming, general maintenance, after-storm care,
weekly or monthly schedules available, affordable rate,
thorough and dependable. Call 755-1155.

Mowing, hand raking, bush and small tree trimming,
mulching and more. Island resident, free estimates.
Call 778-2831.

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

lation. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and trees. Irri-
gation. Everything Under the Sun Garden Centre,
5704 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. 778-4441.

SHELL DELIVERED and spread. $30/yard. Hauling:
all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates.
Call Larry at 795-7775, "shell phone" 720-0770.

FREE SNOW REMOVAL! And when it's not snowing,
I specialize in installing shell and rock yards, driveways
and walkways. Rip-rap, sand and mulch also delivered
and spread. Please call David Bannigan at 794-6971
or cell at 504-7045.

SANDY'S LAWN SERVICE. Celebrating 20 years of
quality and dependable service. Call us for all your
landscape and hardscape needs 778-1345.

830 & 832 N. Shore Dr., Anna Maria
Two platted lots overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. One
house of 3BR/3BA, one-car garage. The house used to
be too nice to tear down to take advantage of the two
building lots but not any more. $975,000.

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

Rarely on market, one and two bedroom Westbay
Cove models. Poolside and bayfront. Upgraded
and close to all services. Open most days from
11am. From $215,000.

Call 778-3377
After hours Sharon Annis 778-3730 or 713-9096

One of the biggest names
in mortgages is right in
your own backyard.
t en you choose Chase you
are guaranteed by a variety
of products offered by one of the
nation's top mortgage lenders.
Plus, the knowledge of loan
officers like Ron Hayes who
are familiar with and dedicated
to your local community. RON HAYES
So, whatever your mortgage
needs fixed rate, adjustable rate, jumbo, govern-
ment, call Ron local1v for a free consultation at
(941) 761-9808 (24 hours) or (800) 559-8025.

Manhottan Mortgage Corporation

Buying? Selling? Renting? We Can Help!

short half-block to beach. Recent updates include tile
floors, exterior and interior paint, wooden deck. Large
2BR/1 BA and 1BR/1 BA. Great rental history, tenants in
place. A must see! Priced to sell at $325,000. Call
Stephanie Bell, 778-2307 or 920-5156. Owner/Agent
MLS# 93114
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Sandy'S Established in 1983
Lawn Celebrating 20 Years of
Service Quality & Dependable Service.
vice Call us for your landscape
778.1345 and hardscape needs.
Licensed & Insured

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"Quality work at a reasonable price."
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Paradise Improvements 778-4173
fi w 9 Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
Replacement Doors and Windows
Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
Fully Licensed and Insured Island References

Vinyl Siding & Soffit Specialists
Call for a free estimate Island References
941-713-SIDE (7433)
No commissioned salesmen


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

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

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.

OVER THIRTY YEARS craftsman experience. In-
terior, exterior, doors, stairs, windows and trim. Dan
Michael, master carpenter. Call cell 320-9274.

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

GRIFFITHS' ISLAND PAINT Interior/exterior paint-
ing, pressure washing and wallpaper. For prompt,
reliable service at reasonable rates, call Kevin at
704-7115 or 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
Coverings. 383-5381, or 726-1802.

painting, sheetrock, popcorn, doors, bi-folds, trim,
moldings kitchen remodeling, general repairs.
Homes, 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.

CARL V. JOHNSON JR. Building contractor. New
homes, additions, renovations. Quality work and fair
prices. Call 795-1947. Lic #RR0066450.

ARTHUR GUIDE'S Home Repairs from A-Z. Car-
penter, electrician, plumber. Free estimates, inte-
rior/exterior, no job too small. Call 749-0454. Sat-
isfaction and quality guaranteed.

ISLAND HOME REPAIR, painting, carpentry, elec- -
tric, drywall, plumbing, tile, doors, windows, screen
repairs. Roofing. No job too small. Low prices. Call

HANDYMAN SERVICES: Scott Fulton contractor.
20 years experience. Island resident, area refer-
ences available. Cell, 713-1907; home, 778-4192;
e-mail: scottfulton636@hotmail.com
REMODELING, CARPENTRY, drywall texture, skip
trowel, finishing, knock down, orange peel. Randy
Boyd, 778-0540 or 320-2506.

JERRY'S HOME REPAIR and Lawn Care: Light
carpentry, plumbing, electrical, grass cutting, tree
trimming, light hauling. Call 778-6170.

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

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

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 now.
Beautiful views, breezy, quiet area. No pets, non
smoking. Priced from $800month, $450/week, $85/
night. 794-5980. www.divefish.com.

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

VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across
from beautiful beach, $350 to $450/week. Winter
and spring dates available. Almost Beach Apart-
ments, 778-2374.

HOLMES BEACH annual. 3BR/2BA steps to beach.
No pets. $900/month. 725-4190.

ANNUAL RENTALS: Half duplex, 2BR/2BA, new
ceramic floors, $750; 2BR/1 BA, stackable washer/
dryer hookup. $725; New tile floors, stove, refrigera-
tor, 1 BR/1 BA, $650. Dolores M. Baker Realty, 778-

KEY ROYALE BEAUTIFUL canalfront home 2BR/
2BA, tropical pool area with hot tub, dock with two
boat lifts, completely updarted- Mow through Sep-
tember, 2003, $2,100/month. Previous deal for 2004
fell through! January-April, 2004, $3,500/month.

SPACIOUS WATERFRONT, upper, sundeck, dock.
Panoramic view, furnished, Key West-style. 2BR/
2BA, washer/dryer. Pet considered. 794-5980.

TURNKEY FURNISHED 1 BR/1 BA with full kitchen.
Walk to beach or downtown Holmes Beach. Small
pet OK. Available now, $500/weekly or $300 for
three nights. Call 778-0554.

NORTH SHORE DRIVE beachfront. Four spacious
3BR/2BA homes with all conveniences. Summer
rate, $1,200/week. Please call 778-2541 and leave
message or call (813) 752-4235. E-mail:

2.5BA with 2,158 sq.ft. of living space. Gated com-
munity with pool, tennis, elevator and 36-ft. deep-
water dock. Available now, unfurnished. Call Dave,
778-2246 or 778-7976 evenings.

SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals.
1BR/1BA or 2BR/1 BA with pool. Walk.to beach,
shopping and restaurants. 778-3875.

Incredible view. North Shore Drive, weekly/monthly.
Call 778-3645.

nished, 2BR/2BA plus bonus room and large dock.
$1,450/month. One and a half blocks to beach.
www.divefish.com or call 794-5980.

VACATION & SEASONAL Private beach, some lo-
cations. Book now for 2004. Units are complete,
most have bikes, two TVs and VCR, fully-equipped
kitchens, dishwashers, washer/dryer, gas grills,
beach chairs and more. Rates seasonally adjusted.
$375-$775/week, $975-$2,275/month. (800) 977-
0803 or 737-1121 or www.abeachview.com.

LONGBOAT KEY Furnished efficiency available for
annual rental. Easement to beach. Close to restau-
rants and shopping. Quiet area. No pets! $550/
month, includes water. First, last, security of $250.


Wagner Realty
Ich spreche Deutsch
Call me to find your dream home.
(941) 778-2246 (800) 211-2323

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CONDO FOR RENT: Turnkey ready, six-month
lease. $1,150/month, plus deposit. Utilities included.
Gulf view. Call 761-9530.
VACATION RENTALS Anna Maria Gulffront apart-
ments, large, fully furnished, comfy, tropical settings,
lovely interior, porch, sundeck, no pets. Owner, call

LARGE DUPLEX 3BR/2BA waterfront on
Intracoastal. Dock, davits, steps to beach, yard,
carport, washer/dryer, storage. Available July 1!
Annually $1,000/month. Pets OK. (727) 784-3679..

PERICO ISLAND Brand new 3BR/2BA, two-car
garage. Maintenance-free home. Lakefront, all ap-
pliances, amenities, clubhouse and pool. Annual
lease. $1,450/month-$1,350/month. Call 798-3885.

LARGE 2BR/1 BA waterfront on Intracoastal. Dock,
davits, steps to beach, yard, carport, washer/dryer,
storage. Immediately available! Annually $900/
month. Pets OK. (727) 784-3679.

SUN PLAZA WEST 2BR/2BA beach condo. Fully
furnished, heated pool, sauna, tennis, elevator,
washer/dryer. Available now through Oct. 31 and
Nov. 15-Jan.15:' Mbnthly or bi-weekly. Call owner,
(231) 276-9533.

ANNUAL 1BR/1BA CONDO in Holmes Beach on
Gulf. Pool, ground floor, partially furnished. $850/
month. Call Smith Realtors, 778-0700.
1 Lt.IVIt=,5-DEAO1 1 Olocn -BR home with Gulf views.
50 yards to beach. Annual rental, no pets, good
credit. $975/month. 3103 Avenue F. Call (800) 894-

ANNUAL RENTALS Elevated home and apart-
merints available. Efficiency and 2BR properties.
Prices range $475-$1,250/month. Fran Maxon Real.
Estate, 778-2307 for details.

HOLMES BEACH RENTALS: Furnished house for
rent, 2BR/2BA, annual, $1,700/month, plus utilities.
Furnished apartment, 1BR/1BA, $750/annual, plus
utilities. Call 794-8048.

month, short-term rental. No pets. First month, se-
curity deposit. Call 779-2425.
RUSTIC COTTAGE in Bradenton Beach. Steps
from the bay. Unfurnished. $700/month, first, last
and security. Call 795-1243 or 778-5807.
TWO WEEK or monthly, Gulffront condo, 3BR, pool,
tennis, Jacuzzi. 794-8877 or 730-5393.

HOLMES BEACH steps to Gulf. 2BR/1 BA, annual,
washer/dryer, screened lanai. $795/month, first,
last, security. Call 778-5412 or (585) 473-9361.

pool, one block to beach. $300 per week. Call
home on Perico Island! Never lived in! Granite
counter tops, beautiful open kitchen, high ceilings,
private courtyard, two-car garage. Association pool,
tennis courts and exercise room! $1,300/month,
annual. 779-0733.
Perico Island, month to month! Washer/dryer, cable
TV, two-car garage, all association privileges, in-
cluding pool and tennis courts. $1,100/month. 779-

completely furnished, garage, laundry, dock, many
extras. $750/week, $2,000/month. Call (813) 286-
2BA, partial Gulf views, pool, tennis, saunas. Non
smoking, no pets. $650-$925/week. Monthly dis-
counted. Call (443) 255-4140.

Maria. $750/month, plus utilities. Non smoking.
First, last and security. Call 778-5439.

ANNUAL 2BR/1.5BA duplex in Holmes Beach.
Available June. $825/month plus utilities. Owner
pays lawn and trash. Call (773) 793-8599.

ANNUAL 1BR/1BA CONDO in Holmes Beach on
Gulf. Pool, ground floor, partially furnished. $850/
month. Smith Realtors, 778-0770.

ANNUAL RENTALS 2BR-3BR, live in paradise all
year long. Great move-in specials call for details.
Call Island Real Estate, 778-6066.

LOVELY HOLMES BEACH duplex. Elevated 2BR/
2BA, washer/dryer. Annual lease, no pets. $850/
month. Call 228-7878.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA HOUSE in Holmes Beach on
canal. $1,400/month. Partially furnished. Smith Re-
altors, 778-0770.
RENTALS RENT fast advertised in The Islander.

OCEAN VIEW: Large 1BR/1BA, large sundeck,
washer/dryer, dishwasher. Annual. $850/month.
Call 778-0292 or 650-3552.
ANNUAL 1BR/1BA DUPLEX in Holmes Beach.
Close to beach. $650/month, unfurnished. Smith
Realtors, 778-0770.

ANNUAL 1BR/1BA in pristine condition. Private
second-floor condo with waterview. Furnishings
optional. $675/month includes water, sewer. Call
ANNUAL 2BR/1 BA CONDO in Bradenton on canal.
Second floor. $850/month furnished. Smith Real-
tors, 778-0770.

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DOCK AT YOUR back door! Comes with 1 BR/1 BA
condo, partially furnished, all for $750/month. Six-
month minimum. Discount possible. Call 650-0323.

SUMMER SPECIAL: 1BR apartment, steps from
beach, Anna Maria Island. Fully furnished, tele-
phone, TV, kitchen. Only $425/week, $1,495/month,.
Call 778-1098.

ANNUAL RENTALS: 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach.
2BR/1.5BA cottage, furnished, $900/month; Longboat
Key, 2BR/2BA condo, water view, $1,700/month;
Perico Bay Club, 2BR/2BA condo, pool, $1,000/
month; Mango Park, 4BR/2.5BA, pool, $2,500/monthi;
607 N. Bay, 3BR/2BA, garage, $1,400/month. Call
SunCoast Real Estate, 779-0202.

Sundeck with Gulf views, steps to Gulf. Washer/dryer,
$795/month. Call 758-1899 or cell (203) 417-2331.

LARGE 3BR/2BA annual steps to the beach with
pool. Located in quiet family subdivision. $1,175/
month, includes all utilities. 778-4675.

ground-floor duplex. Across from beach with direct
access. All new Spanish tile throughout. Available
July 1. $650/month. 778-3854.

NEW 2BR/2.5BA condos, each with private boat
slips. Located on Sarasota Bay in Bradenton Beach
on Bay Drive South, between Third and Fourth
Streets South. Greatrooms, media rooms, screen
porches, spectacular views, garden, etc. From
$750,000. Call Old Bridge Village, 778-0156 or

SELL it fast in The Islander.

BEACHFRONT North Shore Drive. 2BR/2BA, newly
remodeled with incredible beach view. 869 N. Shore
Drive. $1,089,000. Brokers protected. Call 778-3645.

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

rise 2BR/2BA unit. $429,900. Weekly rentals pos-
sible. www.Latitude27Realty.net or call 744-2727.

FOR SALE BY OWNER, one-of-a-kind Holmes
Beach duplex, $389,000. See it at
HolmesBeachDuplexForSale.com or call Lee at

HARBOUR LANDINGS: Lot for sale with boat slip
in exclusive gated waterfront community. Room for
40-foot boat, easy access to Intracoastal. Offered at
$259,900. Piroska Planck 730-9667, or Susan Hol-
lywood 726-6125. Coldwell Banker Residential Real

RENOVATED DUPLEX for sale by owner. Steps to
the beach, 3BR/2BA, downstairs, 2BR/1BA, family
and living room upstairs. 2306 Avenue B, Bradenton
Beach. Call 778-4499.

SUNBOW BAY CONDO 2BR/2BA bayfront corner
unit, spectacular views, two heated pools, tennis,
underbuilding parking. Turnkey furnished. By
owner, 795-3778. $339,500.

DUPLEX: OK, LET'S wait and think about this as an
opportunity passes you by. 2BR/2BA and approxi-
mately 1,000 sq.ft. each side. 311 63rd. St., Holmes
Beach. 232-3665. $325,000.

LOOKING FOR LAND? Go to www.USLots.com for
land and lots in the Ft. Myers/Tampa area and
throughout the United States or call us toll-free at
(888) 262-8996.

2BA, plus loft. Gulf view, steps to beach. Asking
$479,000. Call 778-4253.

ANNA MARIA WATERFRONT 10-ft. wide boat slip
at Marina Drive and 85th Street. $49,900. 3BR/2BA
home available across the street. $339,900. Call
(847) 878-1461.

BEAUTIFUL GULFVIEW Island condo, totally re-
modeled, 2BR/2BA, furnished, custom built-ins.
Holmes Beach on Gulf, for sale by owner, 778-8347
or 713-9484.

DUPLEX: OK, LET'S wait and think about this as an
opportunity passes you by. 2BR/2BA and approxi-
mately 1,000 sq.ft. each side. 311 63rd. St., Holmes
Beach. 232-3665. $325,000.

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.

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offers lots of extra space. Lush landscaping
with triangular shaped pool and a dock. Great'
investment property. $595,000. MLS#93332;

Melinda Bordes, Realtor
Ma (941) 778-6066

Island Real Estate
of Anna Maria Island Inc.
L 6101 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach


Gail Tutewiler


Imagine only 50-ft. from your property line is
your direct deeded access to a wonderful
natural beach! On Anna Maria's prime north
end, this beautifully maintained home offers
over 2,000 sq.ft. living area which includes 15-
by-24-ft. living and dining area, adjacent 10-
by-18-ft. kitchen, 10-by-35-ft. glassed-in
Florida room, two spacious bedrooms, three
full baths plus a 12-by-17-ft. family room that
could easily be a third bedroom. Two-car ga-
rage and large maintenance-free yard. Must
see the potential here in great location!

Bay View Terrace Condo, nicely updated, turnkey furnished
2BR ground floor condo in bayfront complex in Bradenton
Beach, just steps to the beach. $199,900.
Highly sought after 2BR/1.5BA end unit at bayfront complex.
Upgraded with new carpet and tile, new furniture and more.
Panoramic views of Gulf and bay. $295,000.
Adorable Island cottage totally updated 2BR/1 BA cottage just
steps from the beach. Big fenced-in yard with room for a pool.
Turnkey furnished. $315,900.
Cayman Cay Condo! 2BR/2BA upstairs, nicely turnkey fur-
nished condo. Very private setting close to beach. $249,900.
Awesome Gulfviews from thi affront unit at
Martinique Noit ling out into the
rain. Large sto .n'g'
Elevated duplex in Hol i 3BR/2BA with two-car ga-
rage plus workshop each 5,000.
Affordable beach condo with vie y and Gulf from
the balcony of th C.pt Bay View Ter-
race. $189,004fl3-u -
Postcard views! Fourth floor, corner unit at
Martinique Souelm. tra storage in-
cluded. $475,0COI
Direct Gulffront with b SO-L Sixth floor corner unit at
Martinique South. Nicely V etiey furnished. 459,000.
Gulfviews from th a j Pi d6 0rtinique South.
Beautifully turnC ra seasonal rental. $469,000.


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4BR/4.5BA luxury IbAckfroht petkLouse.
Nihe-foot ceilih7s, pool, elevator, two-c.ar
7&rx7e plus extr& covered pxrkity7.

Afford&let &sJ spacious 2 or 3BR/zBA witL
V&UlteJ tot7ue-it-7roove wooJ ceilih7 s i te<
living root,.. Rooi. for & pool. Just reduced.

Directly oh tke Gulf. Grtet rentals. Ret*,oJ-
pool. $3,000,000.



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One house from the beach. Custom-built home
by Whitehead. 3BR, plus den, 3BA, gourmet
kitchen, separate dining room, deck, patio and
two-car garage. Walls of windows to enjoy the
sunsets. $1,295,000.

2BR/2BA elevated contemporary island home
with sundeck overlooking natural canal and pri-
vate boat dock. Lots of storage, close to fishing
pier, restaurants and shopping. 2 car garage resi-
dential area. $499,900

2BR/2BA each. West of Gulf Drive, just steps to
one of the island's finest beaches. Very quiet
residential area. 2 garages, 2 carports. Excellent
rental. $595,000.

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

779-0202 (800) 732-6434

Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 www.suncoastinc.corn
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Mellnda Bordes ment.
Realtor unbeli<
_ $695,(

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Live your dream in an
evable Island location.
)00. MLS#93303.

861 North Shore Dr......... $1,950,000
rianne Correl
Realtor 510 72nd St................... $559,000
;524A 71st St .... 440000

Bob Fittro

Wendy Foldes

Richard Freeman

Alan Galletto

Jon Kent

Tom Nelson

Nick Patsios

Chris Shaw


* I-r l at. ................ ,
4212 Redfish Ct. LOT ..... $575,000
307 Iris St. .................... $495,000
536 Key Royale Dr........ $849,900
106 Gull Dr. .................. $629,000
524 77th St................... $648,700
507 77th St................... $649,000
508 Key Royale Drive ..... $479,900
606 Dundee Ln ............. $549,000
616 Hampshire Ln. ........ $799,900
511 59th St................... $595,000
8401 Marina Dr ............ $699,000

Westbay Pt Moorings #86. $395,000
4915 Gulf Dr ............. $1,715,000
Beachwalk Townhomes 11 up to. $539,000
308 55th St. Lot ........... $197,500
Sun Plaza West #201...... $399,000
315 58th St., B .............. $167,900
1205 N. Gulf Drive #100 .. $439,000
408 Pointsetta Rd ........... $495,000
710 North Shore. Lot ..... $279,000
747 Jacaranda. Lot ....... $389,000
Water's Edge #110N ....... $759,000
Sun Plaza West #202 ..... $409,000
404 80th St................... $875,000
104 7th St. S. Duplex ..... $459,000
233 85th St. ....................$339,000
100 7th St. S. Duplex ....... $750,000
Bayou Condo 5C ........... $298,000

3014 Avenue C #1&2. .... $259,000
Southern Breeze......... $1,450,000
427 Pine Ave. ................ $695,000

2418 90th St. NW........ $2,995,000
1280 Spoonbill Landings Cir.... $314,000
11336 Perico Isles Cr........... $329,000
12607 Safe Harbour Dr. Lot .... $325,000
7504 NW 15th Ave. ........ $154,900
9920 Sebastian Ct ........ $162,000
11434 Perico Isles Cir. ... $349,000

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Realtor window 24-hour information center.


Opeh outside dihihy plus a retail fisk market
Seatih7 for 60+
Oh tLe< by witlt Jockih7
Gre&t lexse uAitl option for 20 years

Inside dihnih: newu rustic decor ulitL loads of cLhart,
Seatinh for 150+
Oh the bay uitl. 7reat views adh lots of docki'7
Outside tiki bLr
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Business ohly All equip
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Massage target
Not scripted
"The Lord of the
and the like

Rings" 76

16 Pince-_
19 Bright star in Perseus
20 Western director Sergio
21 Disney dog
22 Part of a geisha's cos-
23 Start of a quote by 59-
26 Sweets
27 Fourth of July earful
28 Carlo's crowd?
29 Getting off
31 Fool
32 It has banks in Switzer-

Quotable review
Blunderbuss cleaner
Not slowing down a bit
Feminist Wattleton
Peace Garden State:
Blown winds
Rare bills
Quote, part 4
Uncle __
Sticks on a table
Mozart masterpiece, to
an opera buff
Diamond figures: Abbr.
End of the quote
Mule-drawn vehicle
"Fish Magic" painter
Pomme de __

land 94 Dig
33 Top choices 97 Museum with an Ed-
35 Overseas refusal ward Hopper collection
36 "Artaxerxes" composer 100__ Vito, Sicily
37 Quote, part 2 101 Author of "What Do You
41 France's Jeanne Say After You Say
43 Paraguay and Uruguay Hello?"
44 Advantages 103 Vandal
45 Sticky stuff 104 Philosophy associated
46 Quote, part 3 with 59-Across
49 See 52-Across 107 Columbia-associated
50 A to Z record label
51 Wedding dance 108 Greene of "Bonanza"
52 With 49-Across, singer 109 Where barrels may be
with the 1997 hit "I Do" seen
53 Till compartment 110 Shining
54 President who was once 111 Series opener?
a labor leader 112 Broke off
55 Wister who wrote "The 113 10-Down member
Virginian" 114 Performs eye surgery,
56 "All in the Family" star maybe
58 Comics interjection
59 Poet born in 1803 Down
65 Ottoman governor 1 Hot stuff
66 Uplifts, intellectually 2 Grabbers

3 David Copperfield's 23
second wife
4 Ticket choice
5 "Parallel Lives" biogra- 31
6 Politico from Tennes-
7 Fortune 500 company 46
based in Moline, Ill.
8 Butcher's cut
9 Social connections 55
10 1960's invaders
11 Monitors covertly
12 Supermodel Carol
13 Stag party parties
14 Goes to
15 Woody's wife
16 Baseball rarity
17 Like ink, to
Shakespeare 86
18 Tabasco's effect
24 Open __ of worms
25 First bed 97
30 Kind of technician
33 Bridge call
34 Rolling stock? 107
36 Deep secrets
37 Balkan capital
38 Opposite of a smash 58
39 Sonata, e.g. 60
40 Big cheese in Greece 611
41 Persian Gulf craft 62
42 Broadcaster
43 Plant again 63
46 "Says ?" 64
47 Made off (with)
48 Noted thermal bath lo- 68
cale 69
49 Poet Jones a k a Amiri 70
50 Talks for hours 71
53 Aprbs-ski quaff 72
54 Exacerbate
57 Padres and Cards, e.g. 73

"I'm history!"
Wall St. deals
Flow out
Sight from Biscayne
Headliner at the '76
Moving vehicles
Ticker tape letters?
_ Report (luxury
But: Ger.
Beachwear on the

74 Hard work
75 Dostoyevsky novel,
with "The"
79 Boy who was king
80 Perfect
81 Head shot?
83 Root for
84 Turns quickly
87 Not likely to bite
88 7-Down product:
89 Key of Mozart's "Re-
90 Prefix with angular
93 Garson of "Mrs. Mini-

94 Southern bowlful
95 Come next
96 Old Paris newspa-
per, with "Le"
97 "This is fun!"
98 Runs smoothly
99 Railroad area
101 Icelandic epic
102 Lamb's nom
105 St. Louis-to-Peoria's
106 "Hardly!"

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2217 GULF DR. N.
(941) 778-2246
(800) 211-2323

evated 2BR/3BA with a special ambi-
ance. Secluded, private with views of
Sarasota Bay. Great room, 22-by-18-ft.,
dining room, game room, boat dock.
Anne Miller, 778-2246. #88820.

KEY ROYALE GEM Floor plan designed
for entertaining! Lead glass front door,
tiled living/dining room, family room with
sliders to the large lanai, wet bar and
Jacuzzi. Becky Smith or Elfi Starrett, 778-
2246. #93435. $539,500

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home on Palma Sola Blvd. Two-story,
greatroom, 4BR plus office, gourmet
kitchen, children's wing has media room.
Three-car garage plus workshop/hobby
room, dock w/ boat lift. Elfi Starrett or
Becky Smith, 778-2246. #93442.

-. .

2BR/2BA residence with den and only
one block to beach. Improvements in-
clude new roof, A/C, windows, doors,
electric, Mexican tile & more. Dave
Moynihan, 778-2246 #90350.

bayfront lot zoned duplex with older
2BR/2BA residence with detached
apartment and boat dock. Lovely bay
views, close distance to beach. David
Tyler or Dave Moynihan, 722-2246.
#91543. $625,000

Casco Dorado 2BR/2BA with park-like
view. Friendly 55-plus community offers
heated pool, clubhouse with billiards.
kitchen. Short waiting list for dock. Becky
Smith or Elfi Starrett, 778-2246. #91970,

Historic Bridge Street. This nicely
decorated 1BR/1BA cottage in
B- Bradenton Beach is conveniently
located close to shopping and
k restaurants, and is available for
your summer rental.

2BR/2BA home, plus a den.
'i Great home in an even greater
location! Close to the fishing
i "', '- docks, or to many other local at-
S. tractions. Available for the sum-
mer. Call for more details!

'-BEACH! This 2BR/2BA condo

h', ^Manatee Public Beach, with
shops and restaurants. Large
unit with plenty of room for the

3BR/2BA triplex in Bradenton Beach. Recently
remodeled and lovely. A must see! Asking
$1,100/month, but will look at all offers.

2BR/1BA duplex in Holmes Beach. Great
location! $775 a month.

2BR/2BA condo in Holmes Beach. Centrally
located for the area. $875/month.

1BR/1BA condo in a 55+ community in
Bradenton Beach. $700/month. Call for details.

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