Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992) ( July 16, 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: July 16, 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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Skimming the news ... Anna Maria Island map in this edition, page 16.

TAnna Maria


Tarpon time, page 23.

"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"

Plan ad nauseum
Manatee County School District project team coordinator Larry Roemer walked the audie
mately 250 persons attending a community meeting at Anna Maria Elementary tediously t
school plans room by room, rest room by rest room. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

Volume 11, No. 36 July 16, 2003 FREE

SSchool officials,

community still

divided on

By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
School faculty, school board representatives,
school district staff and construction team members
and the Island community met twice in the weeks fol-
lowing the July 4 removal of 17 oak trees at Anna
Maria Elementary School, and lines are still being
drawn in the sand.
If the quick-tempered remarks made by both fac-
ulty members and community members are any indi-
ication, there is no consensus on where construction
plans should go from here.
._ At the first public meeting, the entire auditorium
.- -. was filled with people eager to have some questions an-
-- swered and to better understand the construction pro-
Sitting on the panel to answer those questions were
ence of approxi- Educational Design Associate architect Tom Cardinal,
through the new W.G. Mills senior project manager Tom Sidgemore,

Anna Maria ponders name change

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
What's in a name, Anna Maria city commissioners
wondered at their July 10 workshop?
A proposal from some members of the city's busi-
ness community to change the city's name to "Village
of Anna Maria" had commissioners wondering if there
was any benefit to being a "village" or a "city."
There isn't any, said Mayor SueLynn, who pre-
sented the proposal on behalf of "a lot of people from
the business community who would like to see a
change" because the word "village" seems more
friendly and in keeping with Anna Maria.
Turns out there is no benefit from being a city, town
or village in the State of Florida as long as the municipal-
ity is incorporated, the mayor's research revealed.
"But I'm not for or against the proposal, I'm just
presenting it," she hastily added.

Some commissioners liked the idea.
"It sets us apart from the others and gives some-
thing to the business community," said Commissioner
Duke Miller
"I would prefer 'village,'" said Commission Chair-
person John Quam, but noted the name change process
seemed "involved."
Commissioner Linda Cramer was initially opposed
to the idea, but felt the issue should be decided by
"more than us" through a public vote on the Novem-
ber ballot.
The commission would need a formal vote to re-
quest the item be included in the November elections,
and commissioners agreed to place the issue on the July
24 meeting agenda.
No public comment was taken on the proposal
during the work session, but members of the public will
get their opportunity to speak at the July 24 meeting.

BOA on life support system

By Joe Kane
Islander Reporter
The expected demise of the Holmes Beach Board
of Adjustment is premature.
Holmes Beach City Commissioners at their July 8
meeting discussed dialoguing with board of adjustment
"Why don't we have them come before us and tell
us what the problem is?" recommended Commissioner
Roger Lutz. "We need to resolve this without a sledge-
Just two weeks ago, Holmes Beach city commis-
sioners unanimously voted to have the city attorney
draft an ordinance making the board of adjustment's
decisions recommendations rather than the present
policy, which gives the board the final decision in

matters it considers, thereby reducing the board's influ-
City officials and residents were clearly angry at
the board for allowing two homes to be 5 feet higher
than the present limit of 36 feet above the crown of the
"We need to take politics out of issuing variances,"
said Commission Chairman Rich Bohnenberger. "It's
not a wise choice to change the board's power. I don't
want them to be a recommending body. However, one
option would be to have all height variances come to
the commission for review."
"The board of adjustment needs to pay attention,"
said Lutz. "There should be no granting of variances
for height by the board," said Lutz, "and if the commis-
sion wants to allow variances, we can."

Slip-sliding, skimming Stanley
Steve Stanley, of Anna Maria and St. Petersburg,
you're a winner! Your photo of son Kevin, 9, on the
beach in Anna Maria is "Top Notch." It's the fourth
winner to date among the many entries received for
the eight-week-long Top Notch photo contest.
Stanley's award, which can be claimed at the
newspaper office, is a coveted "More Than a Mullet
Wrapper" Islander T-shirt and $50. The "Stanley
Skimmer" photo will now go into a pool of weekly
winners eligible for the contest grand prize. More
contest information, page 4.

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Mea culpa, sorry from school superintendent

By Joe Kane
Islander Reporter
Manatee County School Board Superintendent Dr.
Roger Dearing apologized for the "lack of communi-
cation" in the destruction of 17 native live oak trees,
some more than 150 years old, at the Anna Maria El-
ementary School.
"We are rightly criticized for not communicating
with the community. I am sorry," said Dearing. "It's
the right project, but was wrongly communicated."
Imagine children playing at the school playground
that morning over the July 4 holiday weekend. They
would have witnessed the destruction, of ancient trees
and playground gear.
To add insult to injury, parents found out that there
was no legal recourse to prevent the destruction from
happening again at AME or at other school projects in
the system.
"The school is not required to follow local build-
ing procedures," said Dearing. "The only exception is

when the project impacts out of our boundaries."
At a Holmes Beach City Commission meeting
Tuesday, July 8, City Attorney Patty Petruff echoed a
similar interpretation. "The city has no jurisdiction with
site plans or school buildings," said Petruff.
Petruff was responding to an "emergency resolu-
tion" introduced by resident Joan Perry.
It took the commission only 10 minutes to unani-
mously approve a resolution halting any future destruc-
tion of school trees.
"We need the school board to be more considerate
to the wishes of the community they serve," said Com-
mission chairperson Rich Bohnenberger.
"Holmes Beach has no authority to require the
school board to come before us," said Joe Duennes,
Holmes Beach Superintendent of Public Works.
The school board would have to adhere to city land
development codes, such as setbacks or height restric-
tions, but otherwise the city would not have any author-
ity on school board construction activities.

Manatee County Superintendent of Schools Dr.
Roger Dearing

7 Parents consider charter school

Save our trees, school
Ally Titsworth, Paige Carper and Jack Titsworth are
astride a tall live oak tree at Anna Maria Elementary
School to make their point.

Anna Maria Elementary School parent Judy
Holmes Titsworth who along with twin sister
Jeannie Bystrom and other parents are discontent with
the Manatee County School Board's recent actions -
wants to know if community input no longer matters,
should AME become a charter school?
The stark realization that the community knew too
little about the school board's approved construction
plans for the school near and dear to many Islanders has
Titsworth asking questions and looking for solutions.
When Titsworth learned 17 oak trees had been
bulldozed to clear a path for AME's new building, she
organized a rally of community members calling for
the immediate halt to all demolition until a community
meeting with the school's project team and officials
could be scheduled.
"We had Principal [Kathy] Hayes' word that she

would call off the dogs after our rally and all demoli-
tion and tree removal would stop until the meeting,"
said Titsworth.
Late Monday night Titsworth received word that
Hayes was unable to stop the demolition process, al-
though eventually district officials halted work.
"If our principal is powerless to represent our
wishes to our school board, maybe the charter system
is something we should talk about," said Titsworth.
Titsworth said she didn't know a lot about the char-
ter school program but she believes the community
would have greater input and the power to hire and fire
their school's principal.
If there is enough interest from the community,
Titsworth said she is willing help form a committee to
research the possibility of becoming a charter school.
"It's something to think about," Titsworth said.


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School construction splits Island

W.G. Mills project team coordinator Ted Cava, Assis-
tant Superintendent of Schools Bill Horton, Manatee
County School District project team coordinator Larry
Roemer, Director of Construction Services Sherry
Dowling, School Board Member Harry Kirinan, AME
Principal Kathy Hayes, AME-SAC Chairperson Maria
Facheris, Superintendent Roger Dearing and Mike
Pendly, also of construction services.
Also attending were school board members Frank
Brunner and Walter Miller.
Appearing from the community group to demand
accountability at the meeting were Judy Titsworth and
many other parents and families who support the effort
"Save Our School."
The public was assured that no more live oak trees
will be felled in the immediate future. However, the
district admitted several more are in danger of being
removed before construction is completed. Three oak
trees remaining in the north hammock where the initial
17 were bulldozed are in jeopardy of encroaching on
the proposed building footprint.
The project team admitted that the three oaks are
too close to the new school's footprint and have already
been compromised by the destruction of the neighbor-
ing oaks.
Four oaks in the south hammock will also need to
come down, according to team architect Cardinal, be-
cause they are in the path of the parking lot and drive-
way between the property line and the site of the new
School board member Brunner was the first to
apologize to the community for the loss of its heritage
oaks. He recalled playing softball in the oak trees as a
youth and trying to hit a home run into the bay.
"I'm sorry it was an event like this that brought us
here," Brunner said. "There has been a massive break-
down in communication and I apologize. This team has
had its challenges and apparently in some areas it didn't
deliver too well. It is our intent to bring you a world-
class school and I'm willing to recommit myself to this
project from this point forward."
The project team announced that landscape archi-
tect and arborist David Jones has been hired, although
he admitted he was the only person with less time on
the job than the six-days-new district superintendent,
to develop a landscape design with ample public input.
The plan may include replacing the demolished oak
trees with new ones, but the size and
number have not yet been deter- '
mined. Jones said he plans to sched- sensitive to o
ule a public meeting after surveying sensitive to o
the remaining trees and landscaping. don'tfeel it w
Titsworth asked the panel sev- priority. I was
eral questions concerning the lack of point not to ta
public disclosure with regard to the nity, the press
current design plans. She asked why SAC Cha
the public was not invited to see the
final site plan, why the public was
not informed the oak hammock would have to be sac-
rificed, and why, if the new footprint was going to de-
stroy those trees, the current footprint couldn't be used
with students in portable classrooms?
Dowling responded that the master plans prepared
by architect Ernie Dreher showed the highest priority
was keeping the school open during reconstruction -
and with that in mind, it was determined that portable
classrooms were cost prohibitive.
Most community members agreed that Dreher had
touted building the school on the existing footprint in
phases and housing only a portion of the classes at any
one time in portables.
Hayes has said that the cost of one portable would
be $70,000.
The school would need at least 19 portables to
achieve the last plan Dreher showed the public, accord-
ing to Dowling.
Titsworth maintained that the community's num-
ber one priority was to save all the trees.
"That's not true!" AME guidance counselor Cindi
Harrison shouted across the auditorium. Harrison
claimed the number one priority was air quality.
The community priority to preserve the environ-
ment and the teacher priority for self-controlled air con-
ditioning clashed.
In his presentation of the site plan at the opening
of the meeting, Roemer indicated that the new school
would have an expansive "state-of-the-art" heating and
air conditioning system that will control humidity and

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allow teachers to control the temperature of their
Hayes assured the audience that the community
would be getting a school that has tremendous ameni-
ties such as equal-sized classrooms, restrooms in every
classroom, the ability to leave voice mail for individual
teachers, storage for PTO and maybe, someday a
marine lab and dock making AME a showcase school.
Islander newspaper publisher Bonner Joy re-
marked that the community expects all those amenities.
"We don't think the school should have reduced ameni-
ties. They're wonderful and we expect all those ameni-
ties of a new school. They're not a gift we're tax-
payers. You're not giving us anything, you're giving us
what we pay for and at this point you've taken, rather
than given to us."
Islander and architect Gene Aubry said his daugh-
ter graduated from AME and went on to be one of four
National Merit Scholars-from graduating high school
class, noting that all four were products of AME.
"Her classroom wasn't the same size as the others,"
Aubry said, taking note of what Hayes claimed was
inequitable. "This plan is all on paper. We only have
one more chance, and it will take time and money, but
I think it's time to look at it again before it's in con-
crete. There is already a rift in the
school and that is unhealthy."
're told you're As the community representa-
community, I tive on the construction planning
ever a top team and AME's School Advisory
ven told at one Committee chairperson, Maria
: to the commu- Facheris was asked if the plans pre-
r anyone. sented Thursday evening were con-
Maria Facheris sistent with what she saw at plan-
ning meetings.
"I think, judging from the
master planning process, what was important to the
school faculty and what was important to the commu-
nity was not always the same," Facheris said. "We al-
ways found a happy medium with the other architect
and we were hoping to get something similar to his
"When meetings resumed with the new architect,
he came in with a plan and no matter what I said those
plans never changed," Facheris continued. "I stressed
this was a special community and they assured me they
felt it was a special place, but ultimately their idea of
a showcase school is not the same as ours.
"I said it was important to talk to the community
and that [the community] wouldn't be happy with the
"As much as we're told you're sensitive to our
community, I don't feel it was ever a top priority. I was
even told at one point not to talk to the community, the
press or anyone.
"We all want what's best for the kids and their
education, but we live here.
"I don't think what happened is right," said
Facheris, "and I want the community to know."
At the resolution of the July 10 meeting, Superin-
tendent Dearing committed the construction project
team members to bi-weekly public meetings with the
intent to keep the public apprised of construction plans
for the school.
At the first of those meetings Monday, July 14, the
community was informed of the remaining summer


Now and
to come
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photograph of
the present
e t w school grounds
(Gulf Drive on
the left, bayfront
on the right)
u includes a
(dark grey) area
which represents
the footprint of
the proposed
new school

reconstruction plans.
Before school resumes, the caboose, the portable
housing the tech lab on the south end of campus, the
communication tower and 25 to 30 palm trees will be
relocated. Thebuildings will be placed on the northside
where they will remain for the next school year, and the
palms will be moved nearer the bayfront.
Before school resumes, the basketball court will be
installed and the remaining playground equipment,
what is up to code, will be moved to its new permanent
School officials said the equipment purchased and
installed by the community is still usable and, if it is
not, it will be replaced with comparable equipment.
The community raised $60,000 to purchase the play-
ground equipment and expended hundreds of volunteer
hours and expects to see it restored or replaced with
equipment of equal quality.
Not understanding how the construction plans
moved from wide public input with master planning
architect Dreher to a final approved schematic plan
with architect Cardinal, several community members
asked to have the process defined.
According to Sherry Dowling, who was hired in May


Anna Maria City
July 16, 6:45 p.m., Environmental Education and En-
hancement Committee meeting.
July 24, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,

Bradenton Beach
July 17, 1 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda:
Public comment, first reading and public hearing on
moratorium on some building construction, first read-
ing and public hearing on board residency requirements
ordinance, first reading and public hearing on federal
flood insurance ordinance, sign clutter project discus-
sion, approval of trolley station signage, approval of
trolley station design, approval of Truth In Millage rate
for fiscal year 3002-04, consent agenda and commis-
sion reports.
July 17, 3 p.m., city commission "shade meeting,"
closed to the public.
July 17, 6:30 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,

Holmes Beach
July 17, 10 a.m., code enforcement board meeting.
July 22, 7 p.m., city commission meeting with work
session to immediately follow.
July 24, 7 p.m., planning commission meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,

Of Interest
July 16, 3 p.m., Coalition of Barrier Island Elected
Officials meeting, Holmes Beach City Hall.
July 21, 3:30 p.m., Island Transportation Planning
Organization meeting CANCELED.


Holmes Beach-Anna Maria: Good neighbors, bad deal

By Joe Kane
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore can count
her blessings while she sneezes.
Because Whitmore had a severe sinus problem, she
missed a commission meeting Tuesday night, July 8.
If she had attended, she would have heard a unified
dissent for one of her pet projects, the unification of the
Holmes Beach Public Works Department with its
counterpart in the City of Anna Maria.
Commissioners in less than four minutes dismissed
the combining of the two city's building official.
"It's counterproductive," said Commissioner
Roger Lutz. "We should get it out of the way, or put it
up for a non-binding referendum."
Even Commissioner Don Maloney, a champion of
consolidating Island services, was opposed to
Whitmore's proposal.
In a memo written by Maloney, who was repre-
senting the city at a Florida Emergency Preparedness

Association meeting in Ocala, he wrote, "Before that
[consolidation] should happen, however, I believe it
will be necessary for us to supply some immediate help
to our Holmes Beach building department."
Holmes Beach's 13-member public works staff is
already overworked, Maloney contends. "You need
only observe, as I often have, to see the collection of
permit and variation applications handled on a regular
basis back there, to understand my concern. We need
some more help now to handle our own city's building
services before agreeing to help Anna Maria with
Commission Chairperson Rich Bohnenberger, an
opponent of consolidating services since it was first
proposed in May, again spoke against the idea. "There
is nothing in it for the taxpayers of Holmes Beach,"
said Bohnenberger.
"It only exposes them to possible future litigation
on some land-use issues," said Bohnenberger. "I have
no problem with providing temporary services as we

have been doing for many years. However, our primary
responsibility is to the citizens of Holmes Beach, not
other communities."
Commissioner Pat Geyer echoed a similar senti-
ment, saying, "Holmes Beach Public Works Depart-
ment has enough to do."
In a rare candid moment, Assistant Superintendent
of Public Works Bill Saunders, who serves as a build-
ing official for the department, when asked by commis-
sioners how he felt about the proposal, succinctly re-
plied, "It's a lot of work."
Commissioner Sandy Haas-Martens also joined the
chorus of opposition, "I agree with the other commis-
Since the mayor does not have a vote in the com-
mission meetings, the unanimity against consolidating
the two city's building departments seems to be "dead
on arrival."
"Please advise the mayor," said Bohnenberger, "the
consolidation proposal does not appear it will pass."

... so Anna Maria now seeks building official after Holmes Beach snub

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria has 90 days to find its own building
official, Mayor SueLynn told city commissioners at
their July 10 workshop.
A planned interlocal agreement between the city
and Holmes Beach to continue Anna Maria's utiliza-
tion of building officials from that city got a unanimous
rejection by the Holmes Beach City Commission at its
last meeting.
The mayor said Holmes Beach will continue to
provide services to Anna Maria for up to 90 days, and
even after that date "if we can't find anyone," SueLynn
said, but it's time for Anna Maria to hire its own, full-
time building official.
She envisions a building official who will take an
active part in the comprehensive plan review now on-
going in the city, develop new building codes and re-
vise existing ones, if necessary.
And the mayor doesn't really want anyone that
needs a temporary certificate.

"What I want is a certified building official, not a
temporary," she said, referring to the problems the city
faced last August when she was forced to dump then-
Building Official George McKay because he had been
denied a temporary certificate by the Florida Depart-
ment of Business Regulation.
That action forced the city to invoke its emergency
interlocal agreement with Holmes Beach and
Bradenton Beach to use officials from those cities.
An effort to create an Islandwide building depart-
ment failed, and efforts by SueLynn and Holmes Beach
Mayor Carol Whitmore to then forge a permanent
interlocal agreement to use Holmes Beach officials are
now officially over with the Holmes Beach
commission's decision.
Commissioners agreed the salary range should be
between $45,000 to $55,000 plus benefits, and the
mayor said she would begin advertising the position
Using building officials from Holmes Beach would
only cost Anna Maria around $15,000 annually, ac-
cording to a previous estimate.

McKay, who is still the city's public works direc-
tor,'has said previously he's not interested in the build-
ing official's position on a full-time basis.

Code enforcement
Commissioners agreed with the mayor that Code
Enforcement Officer Gerry Rathvon would be "pro-
active" regarding waste containers found in the right of
way after collection day, but stopped short of endors-
ing an effort to have Rathvon remove the containers to
a city storage area.
Anna Maria City Commission Tom Aposporos
said Rathvon has better things to do than pick up gar-
bage cans.
Commission Chairperson John Quam said he
wouldn't like to "set priorities" by Rathvon being pro-
active on one issue, but reactive on others.
Aposporos agreed. "If it's pro-active on this issue,
where do you draw the line?"
If the code enforcement officer becomes pro-active on

School construction causes rift

to serve as the district's head of construction services,
Dreher was hired by the district to conduct the master-
planning phase. The intent of this phase was to determine
two things: which would be more feasible and cost effec-
tive, to renovate or replace the school; and to determine
what is wrong with the existing school.
After the master plan was completed, the school
district advertised a "Request For Qualifications" based
on the information gathered during the master-plan
More than 70 companies submitted information
about their qualifications and approximately six of
those were short-listed and asked to submit a plan based
on the district's outlined specifications in its "Request
for Proposals."
EDA was chosen because it kept the students on
campus during construction, did not require portable
classrooms, met the budget constraints and the plan
called to build a two-story elevated building behind the
current school.
Cardinal said he did indeed have a copy of Dreher' s

master plan criteria and information gathered during pub-
lic sessions as well as a broad RFQ from the school board.
EDA's plan was approved by district officials and,
based on their recommendation, the company was cho-
sen to proceed with the design by the school board.
Roemer said that Dreher was not short-listed in this
process because he had moved to a new architectural
firm and, although Dreher has ample experience, his
new firm has no experience with school construction.
Roemer said they weren't comfortable working
with a new firm.
Members of the community questioned why pub-
lic meetings were not resumed after EDA was awarded
the bid.
Dowling believed the community had been kept
informed through School Advisory Committee meet-
ings and noted that Cardinal had conducted several
meetings to gather input from school faculty.
AME teachers at the meeting said they sent home
fliers with students and that an announcement of
Cardinal's presentation was posted on the message
board in front of the school.
Linda Hicks, a member of the Parent-Teacher Or-
ganization, said that she was never notified of public
meetings and that there seems to be two definitions of

"community." There is the faculty and then there are the
parents and the "greater Island community" that have
an interest in the future of the school.
"Who do you consider the community?" Hicks
asked the construction team. "We're the community,
too. Who made the decision to go from Plan 8 [the fi-
nal plan Dreher presented to the community at large] to
Plan 4? We weren't at that meeting."
Several members of the community asked that ei-
ther Dreher's final plan be re-introduced as an option,
or that Cardinal be asked to redesign the school.
Dearing said that working backwards would not be
an option. "Since we have a nearly completed set of
plans and a contract with the architect and construction
company, it would not be cost effective to do anything
but move forward."
Aubry challenged the point that the project is not
rethinkable. "If all we have is a schematic drawing,
there is a problem if you can't redo it in 30 days."
Right now, everything is still on paper and nothing
has been built, said Aubry. Aubry believes that the
school board owes the community $120,000 in services
- $60,000 for the destroyed playground equipment


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Code enforcement now pro-active

all issues, that would take a full-time person, said Quam.
Rathvon, who works between 16 and 20 hours a
week, has indicated previously she does not want to be
a full-time code enforcement officer.
SueLynn said the new policy is only that Rathvon
will "periodically" inspect for garbage containers.
Impetus for the policy came from the city's Envi-
ronmental Education and Enhancement Committee, the
mayor said.

Occupational license tax
The mayor reported that after consulting with City
Attorney Jim Dye, the city should stop collecting the
annual Occupational License Tax until new legislation
is enacted allowing cities to adjust their fees.
The problem stems from the city's failure in 1995
to meet the required deadline set by the state to change
its OLT rate structure. Because of that, Dye has said,
the city should stop further collections until the legis-
lature acts.
The mayor did note that people with a home occu-
pational license can still be charged a yearly fee and
commercial businesses must still comply with zoning
Quam wondered if businesses could still register
for a license, but not pay the fee. He was concerned the
city would not be able to keep tabs on businesses in the
Attorney Michelle Hall, sitting in for the absent
Dye, said the city could require a license without a
business paying a tax, but that would require a separate
City Clerk Alice Baird noted that because the OLT
is a tax, it is regulated by the state, not the city.
SueLynn said she would look for "creative
ways" the city can issue an occupational permit
without requiring the OLT and report back to the
Commissioners also discussed a "dangerous dog"
ordinance presented by former commissioner Jay Hill.
Aposporos said he will look at the proposal and
compare it with the Manatee County animal control


Red tide hits home on Anna Maria Island

By Joe Kane
Islander Reporter
A red tide bloom has inflicted Anna Maria Is-
land, brought here by turbulent lunar tides and Hur-
ricane Claudette, resulting in countless dead fish
floating ashore.
"Red tide has been reported from Little
Gasparilla Island to the southern end of Anna Maria
Island," said Michael Henry, staff scientist with
Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota.

School construction causes rift
and $60,000 for the community's labor in fundraising
and constructing the playground.
Aubry suggested the money owed to the commu-
nity be used to redesign the school, or to at the least
- give it a more appropriate Island design.
Aubry said the plans unveiled to the public show
nothing more than a building similar to the concrete-
block construction located behind the Island Baptist
Church in Holmes Beach, which is currently used by
the Island Middle School.
Aubry said you can't just slap on some trim and
call it Island style.
Dowling held firm that the plans would not be re-
Still, parents questioned why portables couldn't be
utilized to accommodate building the new school in the
school's current footprint. Several parents said they
were not opposed to portable classrooms.
Roemer reiterated from previous meetings that the
cost and safety issues were too high. He said it would
cost $10.6 million to house students in 19 portables and
there would not be a hard building available to trans-
fer students to during hazardous weather situations.
After someone pointed out the school currently has
a number of portable classrooms, Harrison again lost
her demeanor, shouting "That's why we need a new
school! "That's why we need a new school! I only care
about what is underneath [the roof]. For two years
we've talked about building a school while we remain

You don't need to be a scientist to know red tide
is once again an unwelcomed pest to the Island. A
ticklish throat and burning eyes are the clearest in-
dications the toxic cells have hitched a ride ashore
on incoming waves.
"Dead fish have been spotted on the bayside of
the Island," said Henry, with the area near the
Bradenton Beach City Pier at Bridge Street particu-
larly hard hit earlier this week, causing natives and
tourists to seek sanctuary in air-conditioning.

here. I'd rather have that $10 million for our school.
"I'm part of this community," Harrison continued.
"When you use the word 'community' you're speaking
for me. Don't speak for me."
Facheris questioned, "Why is there a rift between
teachers and the community? We're all part of this
Facheris said people are upset because there was
never a presentation outside of a SAC meeting to show
the community the plans, and she restated the fact that
she was specifically asked not to share information
with the community or press until an unveiling at a
community meeting.
Wayne Sewal asked if the process changed or if it
was procedure for the community to participate in Plan
A during the master planning process, and for plan B,
the final design development to take place behind
closed doors.
He was never given an answer.
He did state that former Principal Tim Kolbe told
him three days before leaving AME that the plans
would be scratched and the process would have to start
anew, which Hayes said she had confirmed with Kolbe.
The project team did agreed to unveil its total de-
sign development plans at the next public meeting in
the school auditorium at 4 p.m. July 28. The design
development plans should offer more detail regarding
the type of materials that will be used to build the new
And the bulldozers will be back at work on the
school grounds preparing to move trees and buildings
in anticipation of the start of school Aug. 11.

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Let's stand together
By Maria Facheris, AME SAC chairperson/parent
After listening carefully to comments during and
after the Thursday night [Anna Maria Elementary
school construction] meeting and reading articles from
the previous week while I was away, I realize that there
is a lot of confusion over what went wrong in the pro-
cess of working towards a new school.
I would like to try to clarify as much as possible the
truth in what seems to me to be a sea of half-truths and
misconceptions. You see, as the School Advisory
Board President, I was the one person from this com-
munity who was involved in what I thought was every-
thing I needed to know, right from the start.
As much as the members of our SAC would like to
believe they knew everything, I can assure you that
they were informed by us as things were happening and
were presented the schematic of the new school that I
had already seen. I was fully aware of what they were
being shown. The specific plans for the site itself, up
to and including playgrounds, trees and fields, I was
told had not yet been finalized.
As in agreement or not in agreement we were of
the school itself, did not matter, because I had been
assured that since things had not changed in January/
February, that the community would be presented the
plan and have a chance to comment.
All through the whole process, I was asked not to
go to the community or the newspapers with the new
school plans and I agreed to let them show it to the
community themselves and took them on their word
that they were sensitive to us, concerned about the trees
and would have a public meeting to present it to us.
That meeting was never intended to be the SAC
meeting, it was always agreed from Principal Tim
Kolbe's time through Principal Kathy Hayes to be a
specially announced evening meeting.
When we still had not had that meeting by the end
of the year, we were led to believe that they would like
the school board to accept the design first and since
mid-summer was not a good presentation time, would
do so at the very beginning of school in the fall.
SAC accepted this as being the best thing for the
community with the belief that nothing would be done
in advance of that meeting except for addressing the
possible movement of the covered play area in order to
commence work there later.

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I have gone over everything in my head again and
again trying to determine if I missed something. I can
not help but blame myself for not trusting my own in-
stincts that they did not have our best interests at heart.
I should have known that until you are part of this
community, you cannot see what we see, or feel as we
I believed the assurances I had been receiving for
months, that they would come and present plans to the
community first and give us that chance to be part of
what was going to happen and that was where every-
thing went wrong.
At this point, the damage has been done. We have
been horribly misled and misjudged. Hopefully, we can
move on from here and find the best solution for all of
us. The problem now lies in the fact that we seem to

have a community divided, which, as hard as I try, I
cannot understand.
Who among us does not want what is best for our
community, our children and our teachers? We all want
our children to have the best, we all want our teachers
to have the best, of course, we all want a new school.
How could we not, when we all see what has to be dealt
with everyday?
We would do anything for our teachers and, of
course, our children, but doesn't it make sense to take
out time and make sure what is best for now is also
what will be best for our children's and possibly their
children's future?
Now is not the time to look for who is to blame, but
it is the time for us to stand together as the community that
makes us so strong and do what is right for everyone.

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Lack of communication?
Thank you to all of the Anna Maria Elementary
School staff, Manatee County School Board members
and members of the community for coming last Thurs-
day and showing the community involvement of which
we are all so proud.
I think a lot of questions were answered regarding
the new school design and the decision process used by
the administration's construction team. But, as many of
the school panel stated, there was a serious lack of com-
munication regarding the final phase of our project.
I don't think that many people would disagree that
our teachers, staff and, most of all, our students need a
new school.
I have spent many hours in various classrooms
listening to the sniffles of children as their immune
systems try to deal with the mold and mildew prob-
lems affecting so much of our school. I have been
fortunate enough to experience the patience of our
secretaries as they continuously deal with an anti-
quated phone system. Many times have I watched as

teachers stand on their tiptoes to try and shut off the
air-conditioning vents with a yard stick because the
system is in such dire need of replacement. Every
month it was a juggling act to try and find space to
store our Parent-Teacher Organization dinner sup-
plies. Even with additional storage in the auditorium,
the teachers still had to try and maneuver around the
plates and cups that took up space in their tiny little
teacher's lounge.
We are overdue! Our teachers are overdue! Our
children are overdue!
But at what cost are we to endure, to sit back and
watch, as the obviously flawed method of decision
making runs its course. We have already paid a heavy
I truly believe that we as a community have a re-
sponsibility to expose these flaws and that we deserve
the assurance of these decision makers that this com-
munication loophole will be closed. This should not be
allowed to happen again!
Suki Janisch, Holmes Beach



Healing AME
My family and I attended the community forum at
Anna Maria Elementary School Thursday night, and I
would like to commend the attendees for their commit-
I found the obvious rift in the community alarming
- parent vs. parent. It breaks my heart, truly.
With the words of the new school superintendent
still ringing in my ears, I agree that it is time to move
forward. I have a few questions, however, which I
was unable to voice due to the length of the meeting.
1. Acknowledging that air quality is of utmost im-
portance in the new facility, why are we putting in car-
Mold, mildew, dust all thrive in carpeting.
Aside from the obvious wear from usage and staining,
and great manpower involved in upkeep, does the cost
justify the continual renewal as well?
I know that when new carpet was installed in
buildings of which I've been a part, many people
suffer from the chemicals in the carpet itself. My son
has numerous environmental allergies and I feel that
carpet is a huge factor in sick buildings, as well as
sick people.
2. We know that the oak trees were destroyed be-
fore a site plan had even been officially formalized.
Frank Brunner was the first person smart enough to
issue an apology for that fiasco. You know,.that's re-
ally what most people in attendance really wanted: an
I'm not going to debate who said or knew what
when. In the spirit of "moving forward," what was
asked and I think this is key is that we trust that
this will not happen again. That we trust that the cart
will not be put before the horse. We must trust in these
people and their "word."
Well, being that this is a personal issue for the Is-
landers, and the Islanders only, no matter on which side
of the issues you reside, none of the representatives of

W.G. Mills or the architect, or even the school board,
have-a personal stake in this.
I propose that someone have a personal reason for
seeing that things go as promised. I propose that ac-
countability become personal for someone, be it the
contractors, architects or anyone involved with making
their living off of this project.
How about someone puts their money where their
mouth is. Is anyone willing to do that?
Will W.G. Mills build a dock gratis if they fail us?
Will someone sacrifice a bonus? Will the architect?
Will the arborist? Who else is willing to put a personal
stake in this?
Lastly, with a school as supported as AME is by its
community financially, spiritually, and emotionally,
who is going to step forward to help heal this rift?
The principal, Kathy Hayes, has shown no willing-
ness to do so. She has not shown an iota of understand-
ing for the way this community feels, especially in the
Will our beloved counselor, Cindi Harrison, pro-
mote the peace for which she is famous, instead of the
intolerance of others' views and feelings as exhibited
at the meeting?
I feel love for Harrison and so many of those
people in attendance. That's how I choose to see the
new beginning a declaration of love for my fellow
Islanders and for the school itself.
Now, who else will move forward in that direction?
Lisa Marie Phillips, Bradenton Beach

Another example?
Perhaps the fate of the 150-year-old oak hammock
at Anna Maria Elementary School is just another ex-
ample of results when the use of technology and gov-
ernment power is in the hands of the arrogant, incom-
petent or irresponsible.
Diane Canniff Anna Maria

Kids held hostage?
I feel that I must respond to the comments written
in the newspaper regarding the different registration
fees for the use of the skateboard park.
Like the majority of the citizens of the Island, I
agree that the fee for all the Island kids should be the
same. The problem is that in order to do this the City
of Bradenton Beach and the City of Anna Maria need
to sign an interlocal agreement with Holmes Beach. It
states we would all maintain the park as an Islandwide
skate park. The request was for $500 for the first year
and other rates would be established yearly if needed.
The City of Holmes Beach attorney agreed that all
three cities need to sign the agreement or the City of
Holmes Beach would have to think of another way to
come up with funds to maintain the park.
Please, make no mistake, I appreciate the contribu-
tions that the other two cities gave towards the equip-
ment, but I have to look at who is going to fund the cost
of maintenance in the future.
Please ask your cities to reconsider signing the
agreement and the City of Holmes Beach will change
the fee schedule. My goal was to make this a fun place
for all Island kids with minimal costs to everyone.
I will be contributing money to the account that
The Islander is setting up for kids that need help for
Mayor Carol Whitmore, Holmes Beach

Thanks, George
Recently I hand delivered a letter for George
McKay, Anna Maria Public Works Director. I was
impressed that his secretary, Carol, time-stamped it. I
was even more impressed when all three problems on
Kaye Lane were resolved the same day.
Please, thank your employees, George, for such a
quick response.
Marty Higgins, Anna Maria

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Parking, parking everywhere in Anna Maria

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
There are 355 spaces in Anna Maria's designated
parking zone that could be utilized for public parking,
Devyn Miller of Baskerville-Donovan Inc., the city's
engineering firm, told city commissioners at their July
10 workshop. That doesn't include the nearly 200 park-
ing spots already available at city hall, the city pier and
Bayfront Park.
It's up to the city to decide which of those 355
spaces it wants in the plan, said Miller, who spent the
better part of five months preparing the city's "Parking
Summary Report." The 355 spaces is down from the
505 locations originally identified in a BDI draft report
to the city two months ago.
The good news is that BDI is recommending the
city utilize only between 180 to 210 of the potential
spaces for public parking, Miller said, and that's just a
recommendation. "The city can fluctuate the number
up or down," she said.
Miller also presented a detailed list and map of the
available parking on specific streets and noted the BDI
plan meets the standards set for parking by the Ameri-
cans With Disabilities Act.
Parking on the city's major thoroughfare "loop" of

Local motion
Stacia Hodges, 10, of
Bradenton Beach,
Courtney Schmidt, 8, of .
Bradenton and Stephanie '
Schenk, 8, of Holmes
Beach, surround dance
instructor Sara Tanner at
the Anna Maria Island
Community Center. Tanner \
offers several summer
dance programs at the '
Center, including this .
"Bodies In Motion." '
Islander Photo:
Diana Bogan

Gulf Drive, North Shore Drive and North Bay Boule-
vard is not recommended, Miller said, except for cur-
rently existing locations.
"If there is already parking there, we are not tak-
ing away," she said.
The BDI report does suggest that ADA parking
could be allowed on Gulf Boulevard.
BDI also provided cost estimates on creating each
space, ranging from $500 to $2,000 for each location.
But the concentration of spaces on the BDI map may
not be "ideal" for the city, said BDI's Mark Mueller.

: Where to park
Devyn Miller of
S.1 Baskerville-Donovan Inc.
S''. "' stands in front of an Anna
'"_;.' Maria city map that shows
1.. potential locations for
public parking as identi-
fled in a BDI report to the
city presented at the July
--10 commission workshop.
Islander Photo:
Rick Catlin

"Overall distribution [of the spaces] is the city's
discretion," he said. "We are just showing the techni-
cally feasible locations."
The BDI recommendation is that the city try to
distribute the spaces throughout the zone.
That brings the parking report into the area of "po-
litical decisions," said Mayor SueLynn.
But the entire 28-page document was a bit much to
digest in just a few minutes, said Commissioner Tom
"I suggest each commissioner review the report in
detail," and return to a special commission meeting on
parking with "suggestions on which spaces to utilize,"
he said.
Commissioners agreed to hold a special meeting on
parking at 6 p.m. July 24.

Winners and losers
Some Fern Street residents who have been vocal in
their opposition to public parking in their area might be
dismayed to learn that the BDI report states 28 public
parking spaces could be slotted in various locations on
Fern Street, the second most for any street within the
Palmetto Avenue led the way with 33 potential
public parking spaces, while Jacaranda Road has 25
and Magnolia Avenue 24.
In addition to parts of Gulf Drive,'Pine Avenue and
North Shore Drive, portions of Elm Avenue and North
Bay Boulevard have no potential public parking spaces
listed in the BDI report.
A complete list and location of all the "technically
feasible" parking spaces identified in the report is avail-
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Anna Maria high ground gives neighbor low tide

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
A recent Anna Maria City order for Galati Marine
to level the site on South Bay Boulevard it used to store
material dredged from its marina basin has failed to
cure the drainage problem, say area residents.
Gina Brulato is getting a little tired of being the
"good neighbor" and not complaining about the
dredged soil that is still causing flooding problems at
her house at 828 S. Bay Blvd.
Even after Galati Marine graded the site on orders
from city officials, "There are still clearly visible
streams cut into the dredged material next door allow-
ing water to run off into my yard," said Brulato.
"Trees and grass are in danger and my side yard is
still underwater with mud and sand pouring into it," she
It's the first time her property has ever flooded in
the 24 years she's lived there and she'd like somebody
to level the lot next door properly to prevent additional
The recent effort to level the property was "clearly
not graded in such a manner as to prevent flooding or
provide runoff rates not exceeding redevelopment
conditions," said Brulato.
That's a violation of the city's own code requiring
that such sites be constructed and graded to prevent
runoff "not exceeding redevelopment conditions."
She wants the city to take "immediate action" be-
cause the runoff from the Galati site is "having a dam-

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aging effect on my property."
The city and Galati Marine appear to have re-
sponded to Brulato's request for action.
Code Enforcement Officer Gerry Rathvon said she
visited the site Monday, July 14, and observed work-

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ers from the marina conducting further efforts to prop-
erly level the land.
Rathvon said she'll inspect the site when the work
is completed to ensure the land height is a maximum
of 8 inches above the crown of the road.

Fulford family celebrates heritage in Cortez

All in the family
Mary Fulford Green recalling childhood memories with second cousin Nita Mae Codgen at a Fulford family
feast. Islander Photo: Joe Kane

By Joe Kane
Islander Reporter
Cousins by dozens came together last weekend in
A reunion of more than 40 members of the Fulford
family gathered at the Cortez Community Center. Sea-
food buffets, boat rides, church services, walking tours
and a lot of visiting comprised the family agenda.
"It's been a great experience," said Mary Fulford
Green, the hostess of the reunion. "One of the greatest
thrills was having so many cousins here."
While munching smoked mullet, seafood gumbo
and steamed shrimp, Fulford joked with lifelong friend
and second-cousin Nita Mae Codgen, whose grand-
mother was one of the first families to settle Cortez
before the turn of the 20th century.
"My playground was the shoreline of Cortez," re-
called Codgen. "It's wonderful that Cortez has kept its
During the three-day reunion, family members
viewed movies of exploits and held discussion groups on
how better to trace the lineage of the Fulford family.
Fulfords from all over Florida participated in historic
tours and receptions, eager to hear how in the 1880s, fish-
ermen from Carteret County, N.C., migrated to Cortez.
Relatives of William "Capt. Billy" Fulford and
Nathan Fulford, two of the original members of the
Fulford family of Cortez, learned how their relatives
began the current Cortez fishing industry.
The Fulford family members vowed they would
not wait another 40 years to have the next family re-
union in Cortez.

Palma Sola Bay still deemed unhealthy

Swimming and wading in Palma Sola Bay
could be hazardous to your health.
Just one week after the Manatee County
Health Department issued a health advisory for
waters at the east end of Palma Sola Bay, the
department now says waters at its second testing
location on the causeway are also a health hazard.
The second advisory was issued July 9 after
testing of the waters in north Palma Sola Bay
near Bongo's found the five-week average of
bacteria levels were higher than accepted U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency standards. The
advisory for Palma Sola Bay south at the east end
of the causeway remains in effect, Environmen-

tal Health Director Charles Henry said.
Tests at the second causeway location showed the
average value of fecal coliform was 35.65 Coli Form-
ing Units per 100 ml while the EPA limit for a five-
week test average is 35 CFU per 100 ml.
Henry said he believed the increase in bacteria lev-
els was related to the recent heavy rains and associated
stormwater runoff.
Swimming and/or wading is considered a potential
health risk to the general public in these waters, espe-
cially to the young, elderly and those with compro-
mised immune systems, he said.
Those risks include skin rash, infections or disease,
he added.

The presence of enteric bacteria is an indica-
tion of fecal pollution, said Henry. The pollution
could come from stormwater runoff, pets and
wildlife or human sewage, he said.
The county monitors 10 area saltwater loca-
tions and when levels of fecal coliform or other
bacteria exceed the accepted EPA standard for a
five-week test average, a warning is issued.
The advisories will remain in effect until the
five-week average of testing at either of the two
Palma Sola Bay test sites meets EPA guidelines.
Under the federally funded program, the
health department tests saltwater at 10 sites every
week, including seven on Anna Maria Island.

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Celebrating graduating
Three Island moms, Kathy Geeraerts, Chris
Rudacille and Barbara Sato, hosted a celebration for
their graduating high school seniors, family and
friends at a private party recently at Duffy's Tavern.
From left, hosting grads Mark Rudacille, who is
heading off to Santa Fe Community College in
Gainesville; and Lindsey Geeraerts and Josh Sato,
who both began summer session at Florida State
University, and friend Ryan Quigley, who also
graduated and will be heading to school out of state.
Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

Join Privateer Key West party
The Anna Maria Island Privateers are setting up a
land invasion of Key West for the big Pirate Fest there,
and are inviting Islanders and other friends to join the
It will be a festive bus voyage, hotel two nights and
three days plus breakfast for a total of $215 per person,
said Gregory "Shiprek" Davidson, Privateers president.
The event is Dec. 5-7, the bus leaving here on the Fri-
day and returning Sunday.
The arrangements are being handled by Teresa
Margraf at Fantasy Travel, 795-3900.

Island singers perform
in St. Pete concert
Four members of the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Orchestra and Chorus will perform with a summer
chorus in a free concert Wednesday, July 16, in St.
They will be part of the St. Petersburg College
summer chorus in a concert starting at 7:30 p.m. at the
college's music center.
Singers will be Sylvia Kaufman and Sandy Parent,
sopranos; Su Pontius, alto; and Bill Sullivan, bass. The
program, entitled "Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes,"
will feature Frank Loesser's music from Hans Chris-
tian Anderson.
The new season's first Island concert for the or-
chestra and chorus will be Nov. 16 at Island Baptist
Church. Chorus coordinator Sandy Parent has obtained
the choral score of Haydn's "The Creation," and Jim
Forssell, chorus master, and Debbie Hall, accompanist,
are working on the score.

'Kingdom Capers' at Bible school
Island Baptist Church is holding its pre-registration
from 2 to 4 p.m. on July 19 for "Kingdom Capers," a
vacation Bible school adventure.
Children from pre-school to sixth-grade will travel
the streets of London to crack the character code and
solve the "Great Kingdom Caper" with Bible stories,
crafts and recreation.
Keeping with the theme, a double-decker bus will
be at the church with refreshments.
The Bible school program will begin Monday, July
21, and run through July 25. Classes are from 6 to 9
For registration information, call 778-0719.
The church is located at 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna

Celebrities seem

to love

Anna Maria Island
Anna Maria Island seems on its way to becoming
a favorite drop-in spot for a number of celebrities and
sports figures who probably enjoy the quiet lifestyle of
the Island, out of the glare of the public eye.
Over the July Fourth weekend, singer Lee Green-
wood ("Proud to be an American") reportedly had din-
ner at the Beach House Restaurant in Bradenton Beach
and stayed at an Island accommodation.
Drag racer "Big Daddy" Don Garlits enjoyed a
meal with his family at the Ooh La La! Bistro in
Holmes Beach.
Singer and actress Reba McIntyre was heard to be
in Anna Maria for the weekend at a private fireworks
Actress Cameron Diaz, who has relatives living in
Anna Maria Island and has visited the Island previ-
ously, reportedly met her family here and enjoyed the

The engagement of Meghan Elizabeth Schindler and
James Thomas Christian is announced by her
parents, Robert and Hildegard Schindler of Anna
Maria. The young couple are both auditors with the
U.S. Department of Defense of Washington, D.C.
The wedding will be Nov. 29 in the Cathedral of St.
Matthew in Washington, with a reception at George
Washington's Mount Vernon estate. The prospective
bridegroom is son of James H. Christian of
Fredricksburg, Va.

Angela Lynn Mozer with her bachelor's degree in
psychology, just awarded at Tropicana Field by
Eckerd College. A native Islander, she is the daugh-
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Caregiver support group at library
Neighborly Care Network will facilitate a family
caregiver support group at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, from 1 to 2 p.m.
Friday, July 18.
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Isabel Varas Gonzalez
Isabel Varas Gonzalez, 89, of Anna Maria, died
July 5.
Mrs. Gonzalez was a lifelong resident of the
Tampa Bay area.
Private services will be held at a later date.
Marsicano-B. Marion Reed-Stowers Funeral Home,
Tampa, is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by daughter Consuleo M. Pike of
Anna Maria; three grandchildren; and two great-grand-

Kenneth 'Seadog' P. Watkins
Kenneth "Seadog" P. Watkins, 73, of Bradenton
Beach, died July 10.
Born in Ballston Spa, N.Y., Mr. Watkins moved to
Bradenton Beach from Burnt Hills, N.Y., in 1980. He
was a computer repairman for I.B.M. and later worked
as a self-employed auto body repairman. He served in
the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was
Methodist. .
Memorial services will be at 8 p.m., Wedniesday,
July 19, at the Bradenton Beach City Pier on Bridge
Street. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home is in charge of ar-
He is survived by daughter Debbie G. of Grass
Valley, Calif.; son Glen K. of Burnt Hills; and one

Marion Alice Weber
Marion Alice Weber, 96, of Anna Maria, died July
Born in Lowell, Mass., Mrs. Weber came to Mana-
tee County from New York City 40 years ago. She was
a homemaker. She was a member of the Mayflower
Society in Sarasota and the Daughters of the American
There were no services. Memorial contributions
may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955
Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238.
She is survived by son Raymond E. Tigue of
Bradenton; sister Vera Herrick of Bradenton; three
grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

July 4 fireworks tough

on law enforcement
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Believe it or not, lighting fireworks in the State of
Florida on July 4, or any day of the year, is illegal with-
out a permit.
But under the strange-but-true category of dumb
state legislation, individuals can buy and possess fire-
works as long as they are for "agricultural" purposes
only, said Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn.
Technically speaking, setting off fireworks could
get you arrested if you don't have the necessary permit.
With hundreds, if not thousands, of people on the
Island celebrating that weekend, enforcement was im-
possible, she said.
"Everyone was on the beach shooting off fireworks
on July 4," the mayor said, and Manatee County
Sheriff's Office deputies just tried to ensure nobody got
Setting off fireworks on July 4 has become such a
tradition that "it's difficult to enforce the state law,"
said the mayor. "In fact, it's unenforceable. We would
have needed 70 or 80 officers" the weekend of July 4,
she said, and the city and MCSO deputies were not out
to stop anyone from celebrating.
But the mayor does have some concerns.
She heard of one city resident who bought $6,000
worth of fireworks for a private party, while another
reportedly spent $15,000 on fireworks. Neither party
bothered to apply for a permit, she said.
"Fortunately, there were no reports of injuries that
weekend," she added.
According to state law, said the mayor, individu-
als can buy and possess fireworks for agricultural pur-
poses only.
Some fireworks vendors even require the buyer to
sign a form stating the exploding devices are for agri-
cultural use, she said.
MCSO deputies do, however, try to stop fireworks
on the days after July 4, she said.
Holmes Beach Police Lt. Dale Stephenson agreed
with SueLynn that the law is basically unenforceable,
particularly on July 4, and said he would have needed
100 or more officers to stop everyone from celebrating
with fireworks.
Setting off fireworks "has become a week-long
event," said Stephenson.
"We try arid enforce the law before and after July
4, but on July 4, we just tell people to use caution," he
There were no reports of injuries from fireworks in
Holmes Beach that weekend, Stephenson said.
The fireworks are also harmful to turtles, said
TurtleWatch Director Suzi Fox.
"The biggest problem is the trash on the beach the
next day," she said.
A cleanup campaign on July 5 sponsored by The
Islander newspaper netted 200 bags of garbage, prima-
rily the remains of fireworks, Fox said.
Nesting turtles can become confused by the pres-
ence of garbage in traditional nesting areas, she said.
Fireworks are also a concern because the mother
turtle usually comes in around 10 p.m. at the height of
July 4 fireworks displays. "The lights and noise will
deter her from coming onto the beach," Fox added.
Fox said she plans to attend a July 17 public meet-
ing at the Manatee County Commission chambers at
6:30 p.m. where government officials and law enforce-
ment officers will discuss the community impact of
fireworks around the July 4 holiday.

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first refresher course for drivers age 50 and over, will
be held from noon to 4 p.m. July 24 and 25 at the Is-
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A certificate that can earn a reduction in auto insur-
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awarded to all drivers who attend both days.
The class includes a textbook, group discussion
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Holmes Beach to discuss outdoor dining/smoking

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach City Commissioner Pat Geyer said
she would like commissioners at their July 22 work-
shop to discuss what the city might be able to do to help
restaurants provide outdoor dining for smokers.
Geyer, who owns Duffy's Tavern in Holmes
Beach, said her property already has a site plan that
includes an outdoor table.
"I don't think I'll have any problem" obtaining ap-
proval for smoking in an already-established outdoor
eating area, Geyer said, but restaurant owners who
lease space in a shopping center or plaza might face dif-
ficulties in adding outdoor dining space for smokers.
The Florida law effective July 1 that banned indoor
smoking in the workplace does not prohibit restaurants
from establishing outdoor dining areas for smokers, but
many Florida municipalities, including Holmes Beach,
require a new site plan for this modification.
Currently in Holmes Beach, the requirement for an
outdoor dining permit is $100 plus a new site plan that
addresses parking for the added seats.

If a restaurant leases space in a shopping center or
plaza, that means a revised site plan for the entire complex,
Holmes Beach Building Official Bill Saunders has said.
Parking does not have to be addressed in a new site
plan if the seats are simply taken from inside and moved
outside, keeping the total seating capacity the same,
Saunders noted.
Geyer said the problem has been brought to her at-
tention by at least one Holmes Beach restaurant owner,
"so I think it's something we can at least discuss in a work-
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore thought it
would be better to wait until restaurants actually bring a
complaint to the commission.
"So far, I haven't heard of a problem, so I think the
commission should wait on any action," the mayor said.
The Florida Restaurant Association is on the side of
restaurants looking to set up outdoor dining for smokers.
"We support efforts by cities to make it easier for res-
taurants to provide outdoor smoking," said Marlene West
of the Florida Restaurant Association.
"We think it's the job of restaurants to accommo-

date all customers and an outdoor dining area would
suit that need," she said.
West said she gets calls every day from restaurants
along the Gulf coast, asking "What do I do next?"
"I tell them to check their local zoning and don't
spend a lot of money" if they have to file a new site
plan and obtain a permit, she said.
West said many FRA members lease space and
face more problems establishing outdoor dining than a
restaurant that owns the land and building.
She praised a recent St. Petersburg City Council
decision to ease restrictions on restaurants establishing
outdoor dining for smokers that complies with the new
law. "We absolutely support this decision. Anything to
make it easier to accommodate all customers."
The St. Petersburg City Council last month relaxed
requirements for an outdoor dining permit, voting to
allow restaurants to add up to 24 seats outside in a
maximum area of 500 square feet without applying for
a permit and submitting a new site plan.
Under the previous St. Petersburg code, restaurants
had to pay a $900 permit fee and submit a new site plan.

Bradenton Beach officials discuss proposed budget

By Joe Kane
Islander Reporter
The Bradenton Beach City Commission wrestled
over its proposed city budget Thursday, July 10.
For almost four hours, commissioners searched for
fat to cut from the $2.55 million budget a 15-percent
increase from the current $2.2 million.
Commissioners heard each city department head
explain their request and plans for next year.
Police Chief Sam Speciale again reminded com-
missioners that his 10-member police force is the low-
est paid in the area.
"We want to try to get the staff salaries up to the
area's average," said Speciale. The starting salary for
a Bradenton Beach police officer is $23,400.
"Right now, our police officers are paid $4,000 a
year less than all the other departments in the county,"
said Speciale. "Even one of our officers qualifies for
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more than 60 percent of the city's spending increase.
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IMS board begins hunt for new director

By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
The Island Middle School board of directors began
interviewing hopefuls for the school's executive direc-
tor position last week, a post that was vacated in June
by the resignation of two-year director Jeanne Shell.
Initially the board received seven resumes, three of
which were from teachers currently employed at the
school. Language arts teacher John Friedricks has since
withdrawn his application, but science teacher Sanford
Brousseau and life-skills teacher Gary Hughes will be
interviewing. Founding board member Noranne
Hutcheson also submitted a resume but withdrew upon

learning board members were neither interested in hir-
ing an interim director nor had they formally adopted
a proposed school improvement plan, which calls for
one or more co-directors.
Hutcheson told the board she would be willing to
serve on an interim basis or in a shared co-director
position, but was not interested in a full-time job.
Interviews took place Monday, July 7, and at that
time, two of the five remaining applicants had with-
drawn their resumes.
Interviewing for the position in addition to
Brousseau and Hughes was an applicant who asked to
remain anonymous due to their current employment

Kitchen still serving up music

By Joe Kane
Islander Reporter
Let's rock and roll.
A party attitude is returning to the Cortez Kitchen.
The smile on the waitress is broader and her step bouncier
as she fills an order for another round of drinks. The beat
of the band seems as light as the spirits of the customers
enjoying the beginning of another weekend.
However no one is happier than Pete Barreda, restau-
rant operator/lessee, whose mood has gone from doom
and gloom- to three cheers and let's have another beer.
"The support we have gotten from the neighbors
has been overwhelming," said Barreda. "It makes all
our hard work worthwhile."
The past three weeks have been trying times for
Barreda. On June 25, following complaints about loud
music at the outdoor dining establishment, a Manatee
County special master ordered the Cortez Kitchen to
cease violating a "no amplified music" agreement with
John Banyas, the owner of the property which includes
the Cortez Kitchen.
Special master Donald Courtney, a quasi-judicial
code enforcement officer, gave the owner until July 18
to comply with his ruling.
"We have turned in papers to the county planning
department, which is the necessary step to get permis-
sion to play amplified music," said Barreda.
Barreda says he has more than 200 signatures on
a petition asking to be allowed to play amplified mu-
sic. Barreda also has a web site,
www.cortezkitchen.com, for sympathetic listeners to
sign up in support of the kitchen.
"My philosophy is to take care of customers," said

Barreda. "And the wonderful support that I have re-
ceived makes this business fun. People approve of our
friendly attitude. The neighbors love us."
While some neighbors have a deep affection for
both Barreda and Banyas, there were, months ago,
complaints about the loud nature of the amplified mu-
Manatee County Commissioner Jane von
Hahmann, who resides in the village, said only once
was the music too loud at her home, three blocks away.
"On the night of the annual fishing festival, the music
was so loud it seemed like the band was in my back
yard," she said.
Sue Maddox lives four blocks from the Kitchen
and has been a close friend to Banyas and Barreda. "I
love music, but I don't expect to have to listen to mu-
sic I don't want to," said Maddox.
Karen Bell lives two blocks from the Kitchen. "The
community has always been tolerant of others," said
Bell. "Now Pete [Barreda] needs to be tolerant of his
neighbors. I don't know why I have to hear his music
in my home."
Banyas, who owns the property where the outdoor
Cortez Kitchen, indoor-dining restaurant Cortez
Kitchen By the Bay and fish house are located, 4528
119th St. W., is also optimistic about the Kitchen's
"I want to put this behind us and continue to be a
good friend of the community," said Banyas. "After all,
music should bring us all together."
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Brousseau, an Anna Maria resident, taught science
at IMS last year and has previous administrative expe-
rience. He worked as the assistant director of the
Parent's Education Resource Center in California and
was a principal and district director in two California
school districts.
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life-skills teacher at IMS for one year. He brings a va-
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work as a real estate agent, managing a kayak rental
business and as a residential-development contractor in
The third candidate also has an extensive back-
ground in education and administration.
Board members Chuck Webb, Marlene West,
Cindy Jennis and John Monetti narrowed the field to
two candidates following the interview process. Those
applicants will be invited to speak to the board on
Wednesday, July 16, at the school.
The board is expected to make a final decision at
the close of the Wednesday night meeting.
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By Joe Kane
Islander Reporter
It's a mother's worst nightmare. Teenagers roam-
ing in her neighborhood in the early morning hours.
What's a mother to do? Nanci Fleming believes
there should be a curfew for the Island youths.
A mother of two teenagers, Fleming asked com-
missioners for help in stopping the late night prowling
by malicious adolescents.
"My property has been vandalized, said Fleming.
"My home has been paint-balled, my van vandalized and
a bike stolen from my yard. Something needs to be done."
Commission Chairman Rich Bohnenberger read a

Holmes Beach adds code

enforcement officer
By Joe Kane
Islander Reporter
Nancy Hall, who for five years has been the city's
assistant deputy clerk, has been assigned to the code
enforcement department.
Hall, who successfully recuperated from surgery
five weeks ago, will handle all code enforcement ad-
ministrative work at city hall.
"The code enforcement department has needed a
lot of help for a long time," said Hall. "Working with
[Code Enforcement Officer] Walt [Wunderlich] will be
enjoyable and we will be able to bring favorable light
back to the department."
Lori Fournier is the city's new assistant deputy
clerk, and her cheerful tone will be the voice heard
when callers phone city hall or visit the front counter
in the administrative office.
For two years, Fournier worked as an administra-
tive clerk for the West Manatee Fire and Rescue Dis-
"I am looking forward to working with all these
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letter from Police Chief Jay Romine, who wrote against
a teen curfew.
"A curfew would punish the entire group of juve-
nile, the vast majority of whom are law-abiding kids,"
wrote Romine.
Bohnenberger urged caution in enacting a curfew.
"There are two pending court cases challenging cur-
fews on teenagers," said Bohnenberger. "It would be
prudent to wait until they are resolved."
Commissioner Sandy Haas-Martens said, "The
parents need to be in charge of kids, not the police."
Commissioner Don Maloney, who was in Ocala on
city business, had a written statement entered on



Headlines in the July 15, 1993, issue of
The Islander announced:
Holmes Beach Mayor Pat Geyer placed Police
Chief Rick Maddox on probation to correct a number
of problems after she received several citizen com-
plaints about his performance.
A vacationing Alabama man fishing about 15
miles offshore with a local charter captain was struck
in the arm by an airborne barracuda that jumped out of
the water and bit the man's arm, causing a severe lac-
eration. The injured man survived, but required 47
stitches to close the wound.
Ruth Crossley, wife of a former Fast Eddie's res-
taurant employee, launched a nationwide search for
owner Ed Porter after learning that he had not paid her
husband's medical insurance since July 1992, although
the money was taken from his earnings, she said. Por-
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Maloney, and the curfew, "would more likely chase
them to the mainland."
Clearly frustrated, Fleming appealed to the com-
missioners for help. "There are kids roaming around
my neighborhood, late at night," said Fleming. "It's
Following 10 minutes of discussion, Bohnenberger
recommended that Fleming wait until the court cases
are decided.
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determined to make the new Holmes Beach skate park
affordable for all.
The Islander learned recently that two sibling
skaterboarders observed at a bank parking lot weren't
using the skate park because their family couldn't af-
ford $60 in user fees.
Because non-residents must pay $30 for each child
to use the Holmes Beach skate park, a fund has been
established for families who find the fee a hardship.
Holmes Beach park users pay $10 per child to register.
Sandee Pruett of the Anna Maria Island Commu-
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assistance for paying the skateboard fee. After the fam-
ily has been approved by AMICC for assistance, the
HBPD will be notified and, on registration at the
HBPD, qualified children will have their fee waived.
There is $400 in the fund established by The Is-
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Turtle nesting slows, hatching picks up slack

Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch was busy, busy,
busy with nesting activity right up to the Fourth of July
when things started to slow down.
The snails, er turtles, are now emerging from the
Gulf waters to nest at a rate of about one per night, as
opposed to the previous high rate of five to six per
And, for AMITW volunteers, that's a good thing.
This year's nests have nearly all been laid too close to
the shoreline, necessitating a lot of digging. First, per-
mitted volunteers must dig up the nest by hand no
shovels or implements can be utilized and then a
new 2-foot-deep hole is dug, again by hand, landward
in an area away from intruding waters where the sun
and sand can safely incubate the delicate water-perme-
able eggs.
On July 5, a loggerhead emerged from the Gulf on
Longboat Key to nest at 6:30 a.m. and Longboat Key
Turtle Watch member Freda Perrotta thinks "mother
turtles are a bit confused."
She reasoned that the "noise and lights from fire-
works distracted this mother from coming in during the
night, but the urge to nest was strong enough for her to
come in just at daybreak."
AMITW leader Suzi Fox said, "It can't be just
coincidence that the nesting activity falls off with all
the fireworks and calamity on the beaches over the
A public meeting to address inquiries and com-
plaints from the public relating to the impact of indi-
viduals discharging fireworks will be held at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 17, at the Manatee County Commission
chambers at the County Administrative Center, 1112
Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.
To date, AMITW has recorded 158 nests, of which
two have hatched, turning out 151 baby turtles.
Fox reports that five nests have been vandalized,
with stakes removed, all in the Holmes Beach area of
37th and 38th streets. Violators are subject to up to 60
days imprisonment or may be fined up to $500, or both,
plus an additional penalty of $100 for each sea turtle
egg destroyed or taken, according to Florida law.


The U.S. Endangered Species Act is more forceful,
with a civil penalty of up to $25,000, or a criminal pen-
alty of $100,000 and up to one-year imprisonment.
"No person may take, harass, harm, pursue, hunt,
shoot, wound, kill, trap, or capture any marine turtle,
turtle nest, and/or eggs, or attempt to engage in any
such conduct," according the ESA.
Anyone witnessing a violation is asked to call the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission,
Marine Turtle Protection Program at (888) 404-FWCC,
or (star) FWC from a mobile phone.
If you observe a disoriented, stranded or injured
turtle or hatchlings on Anna Maria Island, call Fox at
778-5638, or the Turtle Watch emergency cell phone,

nesting on
S, Key
A loggerhead
turtle, appar-
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following the
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beach fire-
works, came
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daybreak to
nest in the 5400
block of Gulf of
Mexico Drive
on July 5.
Islander Photo:
Freda Perrotta

Learn more about turtles
A once popular educational series of "hands-on" talks
about marine turtles resumes at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 19,
with Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch volunteers Glenn
and Claudia Wiseman at the Manatee Public Beach.
Anyone interested in learning about marine turtles
and their nesting habits is invited to meet the Wisemans
at the picnic tables on the south side of the public
Participants will walk the beach with the
Wisemans, locate a turtle nest, observe AMITW vol-
unteers at work on the beach collecting important nest-
ing data and learn about preserving the sea turtle habitat
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By Katharine Wight
Islander Reporter
Robin Rhodes is energetic and confident.
Alexandra Stemm, Cana and Malia Sylvester, and
Chesney and Giana Lattuga seem less so.
It's the first day of the Theater Arts for Children
class at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts and
Rhodes, teacher, script writer, producer and director of
"Little Red Riding Hood and Friends," has every con-
fidence that these five girls can put on this play.
She does not mean that they will merely learn the
lines. The girls will design and build the sets, and come
up with their own costumes for each of the several
characters they will play. And they will have the entire
production ready to go in the space of four sessions in
one week.
Rhodes is convinced the girls can do this. They do
not, however, share her spunk. She asks for a volunteer
to get up on stage and read the first scene so that she
can begin casting.
Everyone looks down, avoiding eye contact. She
calls on Chesney Lattuga to read the part of Red Riding
Hood, perhaps because Lattuga is in a red T-shirt,, or
perhaps because she looks less shy than the other girls.
Soon, Alexandra Stemm has joined Lattuga
onstage as Mary Quite Contrary. The other three girls
soon follow, excited to play spiders. And suddenly, as
each girl adds a new fairytale character to her reper-
toire, her nervousness disappears. By the end of the
first run-through, they are talking excitedly, clamoring
over one another, ready to rehearse again.
Rhodes is relieved.
"I was a little nervous at first, when I saw how
quiet they were. No one wants to come to a play to see
quiet, nervous people," she tells me at the end of the
day. "But they really got into it, and I'm so pleased."
The girls have indeed come out of their shells. But
will a week give them enough time to build the sets,
come up with the costumes and memorize the entire
A week later and it's time for the final perfor-
mance. The girls have been joined by Brad Stemm and
Tommy Heis, who are alternating in the role of the Big
Bad Wolf. The kids and Rhodes are going through one
last rehearsal.
The staff from the Center, who have also seen this
play through from start to finish try to peek in but
Rhodes shoos them away.

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Robin Rhodes worked with a cast office to create the production of "Little Red
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the Longboat Key Center for the Arts.

As the audience files in to take their seats, we get
a peek backstage. The kids are getting a pep talk, but
they don't seem to need it. No one is nervous, every-
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deserved curtain call and the audience is all grins and
applause. Just a week ago, they were too nervous to get
onstage, and now they seem to want to linger there as
long as possible.
Rhodes' next Theater Arts for Children class will be
winding up with its performance at 1 p.m. July 22. The
production will be the Rhodes-penned "Happy As A
Clam," and though the cast may be different, there should
be no doubt that it will be another stellar performance.
The Longboat Key Center for the Arts is located at
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"The plan was to retire in New Port Richey," said
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at 778-2967.

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Marina Pointe Realty at 314 Pine Avenue in
Anna Maria is converting 2,500 square feet of space
into storage units for buyers, sellers and the general
public, said real estate agent Jeff Kenrick.
All units will be air conditioned and most will be
10 feet by 10 feet by 10 feet, he said. Some smaller
units will also be available.
"We're also going to have a loading dock and the
facility will be ADA compliant," Jeff added.

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days, he said.
For more information on the storage units, call
Kenrick or Carla Price at 779-0732.

Time Saver deli still ticking
The Trolley Stop delicatessen at the Time Saver
Food Store at 5353 Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach is
still ticking away in business, according to store owner
"We've still got the great sandwiches and foods
here that our customers love," he said.
Two employees of the deli left Time Saver on June
1, but the delicatessen service has remained, he said.

Greasy Bridge Street
Grease down your hair, put on your bobby socks
and rock and roll back to the 1950s.
The Bridge Street Merchants Association in
Bradenton Beach will host a '50s night from 6-10 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 2 and everyone is invited to don their
favorite '50s clothes and dance to some original rock
and roll music.
In addition to music, sidewalk sales and refresh-
ments, the merchants will present a special showing of
the movie "Grease" at 8:45 p.m.
People attending the festivities can bring chairs and
blankets for the movie and ample parking is available
at Coquina Beach with the free Manatee Trolley pro-
viding a lift from there and throughout the Island to
Bridge Street.

Realty raves
Wagner Realty announced its top Island agents for
the month of June:
Becky Smith and Elfi Starrett in the Anna Maria
Office were leaders in listings and sales.
David Moynihan of Anna Maria Island received
top honors in closings this month.

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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
July 10, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria city hall,
found property. A purse was turned in by an unknown

Bradenton Beach
July 4, 116 Bridge St., Sport's Lounge, resisting
arrest without violence. According to the report, a fight
took place between two men after one refused to leave
the bar at closing time.
July 5, 100 block of Fifth Street North, traffic ar-
rest. According to the report, a driver involved in a
minor traffic accident was cited for no proof of insur-
ance, careless driving, attaching a tag not assigned to

the vehicle, and failing to obtain a replacement driver's
license. Officers also confirmed there was a Manatee
County warrant for the driver.
July 5, 2601 Gulf Drive, Sandpiper Mobile Home
Resort, theft. A woman reported a bird bath stolen from
the mobile home park.
July 6, 1100 block of Gulf Drive, burglary. Ac-
cording to the report, two juveniles were caught steal-
ing a set of golf clubs and several fishing poles from a
residence. The items were returned to the owner.
July 6, 100 block of Seventh Street North, informa-
tion. Officers had an abandoned vehicle towed.
July 6, 100 block of 25th Street North, drug violation.
Joseph Sportelli, 18, of Bradenton, was given a notice to
appear after he reportedly revealed he had a marijuana

fore the storm," said Price. "There have been
many changes in the past 10 years."
"The biggest challenge will be to ensure the
cities get the same information and react with a
common and unified response to an incident,"
said Price. "The filming has only been done
once, in 1994, when every public and private
building on the Island was filmed," said Price.
"This is an important benefit for the property
owners when we have a disaster."
Anna Maria City Clerk Alice Baird and
Holmes Beach Police Lt. Dale Stephenson, each
representing their city, said they would cooper-
ate as much as possible.
No representative from Bradenton Beach
was present.

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pipe in his pocket during a routine traffic stop.
July 6, 500 block of Gulf Drive N., threats. A man
reported receiving a threat from a neighbor.

Holmes Beach
July 4,3000 Gulf Drive, driver's license. A motor-
cyclist was issued a summons to appear in court for not
having a motorcycle endorsement on his license.
July 7, 200 block of 58th Street, criminal mischief.
According to the report, a "smoke ball" was ignited in
the passenger seat of a truck burning a small hole in the
seat cushion.
July 8, 6400 Marina Drive, disturbance. According
to the report, two teenage girls got into a fist fight over
a prior police matter. One of the girls is on probation
for stealing money from the other girl and has been
court ordered to pay restitution as well as stay away
from the victim.
July 10, 3200 block of East Bay Drive, criminal
mischief. A woman reported her car, which was left
stranded on a curb, was vandalized while she went to
call a tow company.

Overdose correction
The story in the July 9 issue of The Islander on the
death of an Anna Maria man from a possible drug over-
dose should have identified the victim as Francis
Butera, 34, not Robert Kerr, as reported. The call re-
porting the incident came from the Kerr residence.
The second man involved in the overdose, Arthur
Bond, was treated and released at Blake Medical Center.
Although the Manatee County Sheriff s Office re-
ported identified the victim as Kerr, efforts to confirm
the names of the victims with Dave Bristow of the
MCSO on July 8 were unsuccessful.

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Emergency planning goes Hollywood

By Joe Kane
Islander Reporter
While Tropical Storm Claudette raged in the
Gulf of Mexico, Island emergency officials
calmly made plans to video tape all structures on
the Island.
This extensive inventory will include videos
of the inside of all buildings on the Island in
preparation for any future storm damage.
The monthly meeting of the Island Emer-
gency Operations Center was attended by some
officials from Island cities and was presided over
by Andy Price, fire chief of the West Manatee
Fire and Rescue District.
"Having a video record of a pre-storm inven-
tory will help make a report of what was here be-


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Wednesday, July 16
6 p.m. Family storytime at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 778-6341.

Thursday, July 17
7 to 8 p.m. Gulf Shore Animal League presents
pet behaviorist Conni Borwick at the Springs of Palma
Sola apartments, 4601 66th St. W., Bradenton.

Friday, July 18
1 to 2 p.m. Family caregiver support group at
the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 748-3001.
8 p.m. Opening night of "Rough Crossings" by
the Banyan Theater Company at the Sainer Pavilion at
New College of Florida, 5313 Bay Shore Road,
Sarasota. Information: 358-5330. Fee applies.

Saturday, July 19
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Snooty's 55th birthday bash
and wildlife awareness festival at the South Florida
Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information:
746-4131, ext. 14. Admission fee applies.
2 to 4 p.m. "Kingdom Capers" vacation Bible
school pre-registration at the Island Baptist Church,
8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 778-0719.
Fee applies.

Monday, July 21
6 to 9 p.m. "Kingdom Capers" vacation Bible
school begins at the Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf
Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 778-0719. Fee applies.

Tuesday, July 22
7:30 a.m. Business Network International meet-
ing at the Hilton Beachfront Resort, 4711 Gulf of
Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-5543.
1 to 4 p.m. Veteran's Service officers at the Is-
land Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 749-3030.
2 to 3 p.m. "Hats Off to Art" children's program
with drawing instructor Gary Wooten at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 778-6341.

Wednesday, July 23
6 p.m. Family storytime at the Island Branch

Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 778-6341.

Summer Camp at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, through
Aug. 8. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
"Zoom Zone: Discover Jesus is Forever" vacation
Bible school at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Ma-
rina Drive, Holmes Beach, through July 18. Informa-
tion: 778-1813. Fee applies.
"Kingdom Capers" vacation Bible school at the
Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria
City, through July 25. Information: 778-0719. Fee
"Kids 'n' Klay Clay with Your Senses" summer
camp at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860
Longboat Drive, Longboat Key, through July 22. Infor-
mation: 383-2345. Fee applies.

Theater arts for children with Robin Rhodes at the
Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat
Drive, Longboat Key, through.July 22. Information:
383-2345. Fee applies.
"Highly Caffeinated" exhibit by The Edge arts
group at Java 'n' Jive, 811 Eighth Ave., Palmetto,
through July 31. Information: 748-8671.
Banyan Theater Company presents "Rough
Crossing" at the Sainer Pavilion at New College of
Florida, 5313 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, through Aug.
3. Information: 358-5330. Fee applies.

"Digging into Sarasota's Past" at the Pelican
Man's Bird Sanctuary July 26.
AARP driver-safety program at the Island Branch
Library July 24 and 25.
Nautical boat show at the Manatee Convention
Center July 25-27.

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Cortez schoolhouse green with envy

By Joe Kane
Islander Reporter
A merry band of volunteers planted vegetation at
the Cortez schoolhouse grounds Saturday, July 12.
While storm clouds thundered, more than two
dozen environmentalists sowed buttonwood, leather
fern, gumbo-limbo, sea grapes, hurricane grass and
cord grass.
"I used to live in Cortez," said Lisa Marie Phillips
of Bradenton Beach, planting sea grapes with 15-year-
old daughter Miranda Massey. "It's important to take
care of this treasure because we're losing so much of
our heritage. I don't have money, but I'm happy to lend
a hand."
Overseeing the morning planting was scientist
Gary Raulerson of the Sarasota Bay National Estuary
Program, who said the restoration will cost $61,000.
"It's wonderful to get all the great help from so
many people," said Cortezian Mary Fulford Green.
"We are able to save so much money with so many
The new plants replaced exotic and non-exotic
vegetation removed from the four-acre property. The
creek that once connected Lake David to Sarasota Bay
is being cleaned out and widened to establish a natu-
ral tidal flow.
A forest of trees and plants will be furnished by the
sponsors of the restoration Manatee County, South-
west Florida Water Management District, Florida De-
partment of Environmental Protection, U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service, the Gulf of Mexico Program of the
U.S. Environmental Protection Administration, Na-
tional Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the Sarasota
Bay National Estuary Program.



55th birthday
Join Snooty the manatee and his new pool mates
for his 55th birthday celebration and the wildlife aware-
ness festival July 19 at the South Florida Museum in
Free festivities for Snooty's friends and fans will
take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The celebration will feature children's games and
art activities, free cookies and juice for kids, a display
of Snooty's birthday cards, John Storm's "World of
Reptiles" show and much more.
Admission to the birthday party in the museum's
Spanish Plaza is free and there will be all-day reduced
admission prices to the museum and aquarium. Those
prices will be $7 for adults, $4 for children ages 5 to 12
and children under age 5 are admitted free.
The museum is located at 201 10th St. W.,
Bradenton. For more information, call 746-4131.

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Jul 18 5:05am 1.6 9:04am 1.2 3:35pm 2.2 10:21pm 0.4
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Restoration project
Volunteers cleanup and plant new native vegetation at the 1912 Cortez schoolhouse Saturday morning.
Islander Photos: Joe Kane

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More than two dozen environmentalists sowed buttonwood, leather fern, gumbo-limbo, sea grapes, hurricane
grass and cord grass.
Horseshoe winners
Winners in the July 12 horseshoe games were Jesse '
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Runners-up were George McKay of Anna Maria City
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Tarpon action still hot, hot, hot; mackerel, too

By Capt. Mike Heistand
Tarpon fishing is really hot right now, along with
mackerel, redfish, snapper and shark.
I'll be giving a seminar on live baiting to catch
redfish and trout Saturday, July 26, at 2:30 p.m. at the
Nautical Boat Show and Sale being held at the Mana-
tee Civic Center.
I'll also be giving the same free seminar at Boater's
World in the Sarasota Square Mall at 7 p.m. July 31 and
Boater's World at 5 p.m. in the DeSoto Square Mall
Aug. 5.
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle re-
ports that wade fishermen are doing quite well catch-
ing redfish and trout, and boaters are scoring with
mackerel, trout and even a few tarpon.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said most of the redfish caught on the high tides
up near the mangroves in Terra Ceia Bay were over the
27-inch limit. He also hooked a few "catch and release"
snook, and took in some Spanish mackerel and trout.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle checked
in to say that tarpon catches are starting to slow down
a bit, but the popular game fish is still out there for
those who go after them. Redfish are starting to bite and
mackerel are still making a good showing among an-
glers. Mangrove snapper have invaded almost every
structure in the bay, while offshore, grouper fishing is
fair to excellent. Tuna, wahoo and dolphin fishing is in
full swing right now.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
some really big snook have been hanging around the
dock in the morning hours. Many fishermen have been


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Eight-year-old Jerry Mayers of Anna Maria caught
his first tarpon last week off Bean Point while fishing
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Group groupers
Holmes Beach resident Pete Rothery, center, along with Frank Bernard, left, and John Bernard caught these
three gag grouper abord Capt. Matt Denham's Riptide last week about 40 miles offshore.

catching quite a few black drum in the cut. Good
catches of redfish in Miguel Bay have been reported
along with mackerel at the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business out of
Catchers Marina in Holmes Beach is still catching a
few tarpon and permit on the days he can get after
them, while in the bay, redfish are his best bets.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach at Catchers said Spanish mackerel,
snapper, redfish, trout and "catch and release" snook
were all caught by his clients this past week.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide out of
Catchers found some red grouper up to 25 pounds last
week in 150 feet of water. He has also hooked some
mangrove snapper up to 6 pounds, lane snapper to 3
pounds, and a few wahoo and blackfin tuna were also
Capt. Sam Kimball on Legend charters out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez reported some nice
catches in 45 to 80 feet of water using shiners, pinfish
and frozen sardines. Hauled on board were some gags
and red grouper up to 12 pounds along with some por-
gies, sea bass and Key West grunts, and lots of Span-
ish mackerel and bonita.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's reported that Bob Garcia along with Matthew
and Juan Machado from Virginia pulled in more than
20 combined redfish some up to 28 inches and
mangrove snapper to 14 inches along with a bunch of
keeper size trout up to 20 inches long. All the fish were
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Capt. Mike Greig said he's still hooking lots of
tarpon and sharks. Evening fishing is improving if the
thunderstorms will allow you out.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier has had a lot of
snapper around the pier, a few pompano and some
over-sized redfish. At night, anglers have had a few
"catch and release" snook while one cobia was hooked
last week, but lost.
Cliff at the Anna Maria City Pier said mackerel
catches have been good in the morning and some nice-
size flounder have been hauled in, along with some
mangrove snapper, small sharks and pompano.
On my boat Magic last week, we hauled in several
redfish and snapper up to 17 inches long and we caught
a few nice trout on the lower tides, some up to 24
inches long.
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
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Manatee Babe Ruth All-Stars fall in state tourney

By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Correspondent
Lorenzo Rivera the last Islander still playing
youth baseball and his 15-year-old Manatee Babe
Ruth All-Star team dropped from the double-elimina-
tion state tournament with an 8-0 loss to Miami Sun-
day, July 13, at the Sarasota Babe Ruth Complex to
end a long season.
Manatee knew it had a tough road to hoe when the
tournament bracket came out with Manatee taking on
defending state champion Tallahassee in their opening
game Friday July 11, although come game time,
Manatee found itself without ace pitchers Chad
Wickersham and Chris Baker. Both had to play in an
American Legion baseball tournament at Lakewood
So manager Joe Pickett turned to Brad Gregrich,
who pitched better than the final statistics would seem
to indicate. Gregrich allowed six hits and seven runs,
but he was victimized by shoddy defense behind him,
resulting in four unearned runs during his four innings
of work in a 12-2 loss to Tallahassee.
The ax fell early for Manatee as Tallahassee capi-
talized on two ground balls that were booted for errors,
sandwiched around a single, to grab a 2-0 lead in the
bottom of the first.
Tallahassee added three runs in the second on a
walk, which was followed by a pair of doubles and a
single before Gregrich recovered with a strikeout and
a pop fly to shortstop to end the inning trailing 5-0.
Tallahassee added a single run in the third thanks
to a walk, a single and another error for a 6-0 lead be-
fore Manatee finally showed some life.
Ben Conlon started things off by striking out, but
the ball got past the catcher and Conlon hustled down
the line, forcing a bad throw from the catcher that
landed him on second with no outs. Drew Bowen
walked and both players moved up a base on a double
With two outs, Louis Borgos came through with
a single to right that scored Conlon and Bowen came
home on a bad relay throw by the Tallahassee short-
stop to pull to within 6-3.
Unfortunately, Manatee gave both runs back in the
bottom of the inning thanks to another infield error and
a double into the left-field corner by Josh
Rickenbacker for a 7-2 lead. A single run in the fifth
and three more in the sixth ended the game with Tal-
lahassee on top 12-2.
Manatee dropped into the loser's bracket for a sud-
den-death game against Palatka at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Early on, it seemed as if Manatee was looking forward
to vacation plans, but a thunderstorm delay sparked a
Manatee rally.
Manatee trailed 5-2 and appeared lifeless before
the thunderstorms rolled in, delaying action for an
hour. It didn't take long for the tide to turn in
Manatee's favor as James Robertson, leading off after
the rain delay, struck out but reached safely when
strike three got past the Palatka catcher.
After a fly ball to left field by Nathan Pickett that
was caught for out one, Anthony Citera followed with
a single down the third-base line and Kenton Cook
walked to load the bases. Chris Baker plated two runs
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one run. Manatee added two more runs on a wild pitch
that eluded the sight of the Palatka catcher, sending
Wickersham screaming around third to score from sec-
ond base for a 7-5 lead they would not relinquish.
Drew Bowen limited Palatka to five hits and one
run in four innings of work, but he can thank his de-
fense for some of that success. Bowen got a ground ball
out to start the fifth, but Hunter Thomas ripped a shot
over Kenton Cook's head in center field for at least a
double. Cook hustled after the ball and threw to second
baseman Wickersham, who threw an absolute pea to
Pickett at third to nail Thomas for the second out.
That play proved pivotal as Bates followed with
what turned out to be a harmless double, because
Bowen retired Josh Farmer on a routine grounder to
Baker at shortstop to get out of the inning unscathed.
The two teams traded runs in the fifth and sixth
innings to complete a 9-6 Manatee victory, which kept
them alive in the tournament.
Sunday's game saw Manatee again get off to a
slow start, but against a strong Miami team, they were
unable to dig themselves out of the early hole in which
they found themselves.
Miami opened the game with a double, two walks
and a single for an early 2-0 lead. Miami might have
added to their total, but Lorenzo Rivera made a running
basket catch of a blooper into short right field for the
second out. Miami got another single, putting runners
on first and third, but Baker induced a ground ball to.
get out of the inning trailing only 2-0.
Offensively, Manatee never got a whole lot going
against left-hander Marte, who baffled the local boys
with a wicked curve and a deceptive fastball. Manatee
never advanced a player safely to third base during the
8-0 loss that ended its season.
Though Rivera was the only Island resident on the

Lorenzo Rivera takes a cut during the Babe Ruth All-
Star tournament in Sarasota.

team, there are several "Island connections" on the
team. Pitcher/first baseman Brad Gregrich is the grand-
son of long-time residents Alice and Ken Trent.
Ken Trent is well known among Island sports en-
thusiasts for his efforts in coaching basketball, baseball
and soccer, in addition to offering his time and money
for many a needy cause on the Island.
Another player with Island roots is Ben Conlon.
That name may sound familiar for long-timers who
used to shop in the old Island Foodway where grand-
father Ben Sr. was a manager. His son Dale young
Ben's dad and coach played Little League for
AMFD in addition to starring in Island soccer for sev-
eral years.
Chad Wickersham also has Island roots as father
Chuck and Uncle Mark own C&M Construction,
which is based in the village of Longboat Key. His
Aunt Ella also attended Anna Maria Elementary school
with this writer way back when.
So ends another season of baseball for Islanders
and owners alike, though there are still a few players/
teams that are extending their seasons and delaying
vacation plans.

Braden River Jr. League All-Stars
pick up where they left off
Last season the Braden River 11-12 Little League
All-Stars captivated the area with an improbable run in
its attempt to reach the nearly impossible dream of
playing in Williamsport for the Little League World
Braden River fell short last year, but not until mak-
ing it all the way to the finals of the Little League
Southeast Regional tournament in St. Pete.
This year, eight players from that cardiac-kid team are
members of the Braden River Jr. League All-Star team
that upset Manatee National 2-0 in the finals of the Dis-
trict 16 tournament in Englewood Sunday, July 13.
Manatee National had steam-rolled its way to a 5-
0 record, surrendering only five runs while scoring al-
most 10 runs per game thanks to aggressive base run-
ning. Manatee National stole over 50 bases in the tour-
ney while getting thrown out only three times.
The problem was that two of them came in the
game against Braden River.
Braden River scored one run in the third when John
Lingo walked and scored when David Potrikus' line
drive was dropped for an error.
Braden River added an insurance run in the top of
the seventh on consecutive doubles by Potrikus and
T.J. Greenaway to put the game away.
Manatee National never got untracked offensively,
getting a single from Christian Schappacher in the first
and a lead-off double in the second from Adam
Braden River now plays an as-yet-undetermined
opponent in a double-header in Ft. Myers for the re-
gional championship and a trip to sectionals.



GREAT FOR RENTALS! Two twin beds, six-drawer
dresser with mirror, two-drawer night stand, four-drawer
desk with chair. Wood, very stylish. $250 firm. Sandee,
LAST CHANCE! Greatly reduced appliances, ranges,
washers, dryers, dishwasher, etc. Must move. Island
Appliance Service, 10006 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. 778-

pieces, glass doors, illuminated, space for 40-inch TV.
$250. Call 778-0222.

AIRLINE TICKETS Southwest Air. Fly today, no restric-
tions. $340/ round-trip, $180/one way. Call 778-4523.

PRO-SPORT FITNESS stationary bike: Magnetic Drive
4200 with eight settings. Monitors time, calories, speed
and distance. Excellent condition. Best offer. 685-7368.

ANTIQUE OAK DINING table, circa 1900, beautifully
carved clawed feet. $1,800. Six black bistro chairs with
black-and-white toile-pattern seats, $25 each. Call 778-

FUTON AND MATCHING chair, light oak, shell design on
mattress. $150 for both. Call 778-5023.

BEDROOM SET: solid oak in a stateroom style by Na-
tional of Mt. Airy. Eight pieces with king-size headboard,
but no beds, $1,400. 792-4274.

FREE DELIVERY: SEAFOOD to go. Shrimp, crabs, na-
tive fish. Delivered to your door. Call James Lee, 795-
1112 or 704-8421.

Maria Island in January. Experienced in natural mani-
cures, pedicures, hand/foot treatments, facial waxing. Call
(508) 238-6584 or e-mail DIACROCKE@aol.com.

-4 BR' 5 4 B0 Tr.,- Cuolnm K.or VWesIt.-sie '3anal narrie [.ull in -:i000 le .
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ho:'C.il.anil cr.r s.onP our.i R _.he i,,,n ronm Four. Car qar.ei
POOi. private dC. an,3 C ula lul hli.j scaplpiing S i anl if c< ra.B1, ,li
thrugrou 1,995. u0

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Club Bamboo

Direct Gulffront and poolside
condos priced from
$285,000 $335,000
Econo Lodge Going Condo
Great Rental Opportunity
On-site rental office
Newly renovated
All new furnishings
Now taking contracts
Conversion now in progress

Call Dennis Girard
941 -809-0041
email: dennis@centralparkrealtycorp.com

ROSER THRIFT STORE Open Tuesday, Thursday, 9:30-
2pm, Saturday 9am-Noon. Porch clothing sale 50 percent
off. Closed month of August. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.

HUGE MOVING SALE Friday-Saturday, July 18-19, 8am-
3pm. Furniture, couches, tables, TVs, lamps, lots of clothes,
boat stuff. Too much to list! 518 67th St., Holmes Beach.

HUGE SALE FRIDAY and Saturday, July 18-19, 9am-
5pm. Oak dining table, leather couches, antique bed sets,
lamps, pictures, much more. 233 85th St., Holmes Beach.

SUNDAY, JULY 20, 8am. Household, jewelry, crafts and
more. 518 Bayview Drive, Holmes Beach (just north of
Sandpiper Trailer Park), Gulf Drive to 28th Street.

YARD SALE FRIDAY and Saturday, 8am-lpm. Lots of
furniture. 204 Tarpon, Anna Maria.

great stuff! Treadmill, electronics, furniture. No early birds.
309-A 63rd. St., Holmes Beach.

MISSING KITTY: Lost July 2, vicinity of 63rd Street/Sea-
side Gardens. Longhaired, seal-point Himalayan, tan with
brown mask, boots and tail, vivid blue eyes. Goes by
"Prissy," has nervous disorder that causes head to shake.
Reward! Please, call 720-4941.

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.

CLASSIFIED ADS can be found on

line at

* *NEW!* *

3810 6TH AVENUE, HOLMES BEACH $425,000
3818 6TH AVENUE, HOLMES BEACH $440,000
FOR MfRIE DEfTATTS' unwnru reachrichardc rnm

Buying? Selling? Renting? We Can Help!

DUPLEX WESTSIDE OF GULF DRIVE! Charming duplex, short half-block to
beach. Continue using as duplex or convert to larger single-family home. Re-
cent updates include tile floors, exterior and interior paint, outside deck. Large
2BR/1 BA and 1 BR/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.

CANALFRONT ON CHILSON AVENUE in Anna Maria. Ground floor home on
74 by 148 foot lot on deep-water canal. Private boat dock, large screened lanai,
oversized one-car garage. One short block to beach! Offered at $520,000.
Exclusive in-house listing. Call Stephanie Bell, 778-2307 or 920-5156.


1990 VW PASSAT GL: Interior is mint, air conditioning is
converted, R14, sharp-looking car, CD player. $2,500, or
best offer. 778-1647, leave message.

1984 HONDA GOLDWING lots of chrome, great condi-
tion, very smooth ride, one helmet included. $1,600 or
best offer. 778-1647, leave message.

HARDTOP FOR 1997 Jeep Wrangler, black with tinted
windows. Excellent condition. Best offer. Call 685-7368.

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

term. Private ramp, wash-down areas. Minutes to
Intracoastal, Gulf, restaurants, bait. Capt. John's Marina.
792-2620. Bottom painting.

1995 SEADOO JET-SKI. Good condition, looks great.
$2,700. Call Mike, 795-1962.

WANTED: Dock to rent for 27-foot sailboat, 4-foot draft.
Call 224-0997 or 779-9146.

EGMONT EXPRESS CHARTERS Thank you for 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.

DON'T FORGET! The Islander has "mullet" T-shirts.
Stop in our office at 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach or order on-line www.islander.org.


2501 Gulf Dr. Suite 101, Bradenton Beach

Rarely on market, one and two bedroom
Westbay Cove models. Poolside and bayfront.
Upgraded and close to all services. Open most
days from 11 am. From $225,000.

2BR/2BA Condo for rent.

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


of the island. Over 2000 sq. ft. living area plus
double garage. Potential to create a lovely
Island home and also great rental potential.
Must be seen inside to see what a little cre-
ativity will do to have a beach home without
the direct Gulf taxes. We call this "almost" Gulf
front! Asking $679,500.

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

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BOAT LIFT for lease. Capacity of 7,000 lbs. Located at a
residence in Key Royal, Holmes Beach. Available imme-
diately. $150/month, payable in 2-3 month blocks in ad-
vance. For details, call 730-1086.
LET'S GO FISHING! Call Capt. Mike Heistand on the char-
ter boat "Magic." Full or half day backwater fishing. USCG
licensed. Ice, bait, tackle provided. 779-9607.

NEED A BABY-SITTER? Or a pet sitter? Our motto: Any-
time, any place, any price! We love kids and that's all that
matters! Call one line and get connected to six wonderful
babysitters, 778-3295.
MENEHUNE SKIM SCHOOL Anna Maria Island teen will
teach your child to skimboard. Four half-hour one-on-one
lessons. For information, please call Spencer, 778-0944.
PET & BABY SITTERS Need a pet sitter or a baby sitter?
We will watch them. Call any of four great sitters at 778-
4636, ask for Clarissa or Virginia. If we are not home, leave
your name and number and we'll get back to you. Clarissa,
Virginia, Ashley, Lance.
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.

FIND GREAT DEALS in The Islander, 778-7978.

3001 Gulf Drive
LAND '--. Holmes Beach
VACATION --0 941-778-6849
PROPERTIES, LLC Toll Free: 1-800-778-9599

Seven units went on sale last week at Shell Cove Condominiums. Four
are left and going fast.
*2310 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach Unfurnished
* Direct beach front! Direct beach front!
* Fixer-upper, as is condition Great weekly rental potential
* Direct beach front! Direct beach front!
Three units with 2BR/1 BA...$325,000. One studio unit...$200,000.
This IS the best beach front condo value on Anna Maria Island!
Call Barry Gould at 778-3314


ISLAND SPORTS BAR: All-year clientele. Beer/wine,
good lease, smoking OK. $85,000. Call Longview Realty,
PACKING AND SHIPPING: Palmetto business with great
potential, motivated seller. $59,900. Longview Realty, 383-

THE TINGLEY MEMORIAL Library in Bradenton Beach is
looking for volunteers who can work during the summer
months. Duties include checking books in and out,
reshelving books and generally assisting library patrons.
Anyone interested in volunteering in our friendly commu-
nity library can call Eveann Adams at 779-1208.
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to meet
interesting people from around the world? Are you inter-
ested in learning the history of Anna Maria Island? Get
involved with the Anna Maria Island Historical Museum,
402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. We need you! Call 778-0492.

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

Wednesday's classified at noon on Tuesday at
www.islander.org. And it's FREE!

."- -* ,

Charming one of a kind island duplex. A must see!
Owner's side boasts all of the amenities of a single-family
home. See it at H olmesBcachDl)uplexForSale.com or call
Lee I Icineman at 941-302-0779.

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3001 Gulf Drive
Holmes Beach
Toll Free: 1-800-778-9599

2BR/2BA on both floors, 1000 sq. ft. each. Two car
garage with a great rental history. $848,000.
Call Ted Schlegel at 778-6849 or 518-6117

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 premises.
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.

MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, cabbage
palms, patio gardens, trimming, clean-up, edgings,
more. Hard-working and responsible. Excellent refer-
ences. Edward 778-3222.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appointments,
airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine Car Service.
Serving the Islands. 778-5476.
misbehaving? Certified computer service and private les-
sons. Special $25 per hour- free advice. 545-7508.


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9906 Gulf Drive 941 778-0455
Anna Maria www.greenreal.com

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L eaty Co.

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



5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK
Web site: www.smithrealtors.com

LOT Prime buildable lot in very desirable
area of Anna Maria City on Pine Avenue.
Zoned for residential/office/retail. Owner
financing available. $275,000. Call Susan
Hatch, Realtor 778-7616 evenings.

Denise Langlois
Dedicat lion n and Experience
,;1 You Can ICount On ...


Experience the magic of Island
living in this 2BR/2BA condo in
Holmes Beach. New appliances,
Corian counters, A/C, tile and
carpet. Enjoy the beach, heated pool,
spa and tennis. Turnkey furnished.
Priced to sell at $339,900

the Manatee River with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico.
3BR/3BA, 3 car garage, private dock with davits, room for a
pool on a half acre lot with beautiful tropical landscaping.

See virtual tours and
all available MLS listings at
(941) 751-1155 o (800) 778-8448

OUTSTANDING TOWNHOUSE 3BR/2BA with large two car
garage that has storage. This unit features an open airy floor
plan overlooking wooded area. Lovely screened patio and
many other great features.
OFFICE 753-1620

Simply the Best

"La Plage", Anna Maria's Newest Luxury Gulffront Condos...
All units are Gulffront Enclosed garage with storage units Privacy fenced Heated pool with spa Gazebo with gas grill Professionally landscaped Brick
pavers walkway Security gate entry Two high-speed elevators Burglar alarm in all units Impact hurricane glass Soundproofing between floors Central
vacuum in all units Granite tops in kitchen, bathrooms and laundry Leaded glass 8' entry doors Soundproofing between units 8' interior doors on second-
floor units Crown moldings in living room and master bedroom, dining, library, entrance foyer Ceilings are 9'2" on the first floor and 9'6" on second floor *
Tile and carpet floors 8' sliding glass doors Fantex bathroom vent fans "quiet" Master bath rain shower with body spray Master bedroom built-in closets *
Kitchen Aid appliances Ceramic tile verandas K5 computer wired Insulated plumbing pipes for sound Crack and sound
M ik e membrane between tile and concrete floor Thero ply roof sheathing Special coating on railings for salt resistance Smooth wall
N o r m a finish on all walls High speed elevators
Norman a941-778-6696 s800367-1617

THE ISLANDER M JULY 16, 2003 0 PAGE 27 .

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

KATHY & MIKE'S CLEANING Service: Delivering a stan-
dard of excellence for all your interior and exterior clean-
ing needs. No job too big or small. Great rates and refer-
ences, 722-4358.

AUTO DETAILING BY HAND Spotless inside and out. I
can save you time and money. Island resident, references.
For pricing call 713-5967.

EXPERT CLEANING Personalized service! 20-year resi-
dent, many excellent references. Call Kris 750-8366 or
Fran 708-3765, cell 224-1147.

TANYA WILLIAMS ESTATE & Fine Art Appraisals offers
professional valuation and inventory services for your per-
sonal property without a view to buy or sell. Video documen-
tation of your household or business, fine art and household
content appraisals, consultation services. 355-8456.

- your home/office/hours. Affordable rates. A+ certified.
Call 447-4930.

LIKE IT DIRTY? Then don't call me. Clean is my business!
Residential and commercial. En-Joy Cleaning, (941) 812-2485.

BENNETT'S APPLIANCE/AC and Household Service.
Service on all brands, 18 years experience. All repairs,
warranty. Call 746-8984 or cellular 545-5793.

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

SP -rff-- RiEALTOR.

E.xperience Reputiation Re~ ,/

2 1 l

5400 CONDO Gultview. ground Iloor. 2BR.28A updales.
washer.dryer. Sundec.. 2 pools Priced to sell at $4190 000:
Call lo0r weekend open houue irne.:
KEY ROYALE Large 2BR.'2BA po,l. Spad b oat dock Iilt
MARTINOUE Gultiront 2BR.2BA pool tennis, elival:ors.
5400 GULFFRONT compl/e 1 and 2BRs. pool
BEACHFRONT 3BR..2BA horne. laslelully furnished
CAYMAN CAY 2BR,'2BA. pool gazebo. across Irom Ine beach
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
yrealt7@aol.com www.tdollyyoungrealestale.com

Real Estate, Inc.


LET THE SPECTACULAR BEAUTY of canattfron living greet you as you
enter this immaculate home The wall of windows eis Irae hght of day shine
throughout the open floor plan Features include 3 bedrooms two-car ga.
rage. custom ceramic tle flooring and remodeled kitchens and baihs with
decorator touches. Enjoy ine pnhiiages of your private dock ana boat lit
wilh room for a pool. Asking $499 000

~Cal Now!

S Property Manager Realtor


TREE SERVICE BY BREWER Topping, trimming, shap-
ing, stump grinding and removals. Trim palm trees. In-
sured. Call Phil, cell 545-4770.

NO TIME TO clean? We can do it for you! Call Cindy or
Nicki, 730-1994 or 224-4690.

RV & AUTO CLEANING Interior and exterior, hand wash
and wax. Wheels, engine, cloth, leather and vinyl. Gary
Harles, 720-3911.

DON'T FEEL LIKE waiting or walking in the rain, heat or
dust? Take a taxi door to door, or just have us deliver your
prescription or dinner! $1.50 in, $1.50 per mile. Profes-
sional, clean, friendly service for all of Manatee and
Sarasota counties, as well as most airports. Island Trans-
portation, 779-2520.

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

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

ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional creates a
portrait. I want to be at your wedding! www.jackelka.com.

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

PIANO AND KEYBOARD lessons. Call Jack Elka, 778-2711.

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.

-Bay Realty
of Anna Maria Inc.

'""'* 1 (800)771-6043
5309 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach
[Next to the Chamber in the Island Fitness Building]
TAGE Bright and cheerful
--- 2BR/1BA with room for a
uTwB ." T- pool. Located west of Gulf
L,,"BM ,m Drive, one short block to
... r beach. Great investment op-
, ,, ,,. portunity! Must see! Call
Heather Absten for a
viewingI 807-4661.
Architectural design, almost
Gulffront, beautifully refur-
bished. A must see for the
savvy investor/marketer.
Owner financing. $1,650,000.
S- Call Robin Kollar@713-4515
or Jesse Brlsson @713-4755


CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING and Lawn Maintenance. Resi-
dential and commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance,
cleanup, tree trimming, hauling, Xeriscape. Island resi-
dent. Excellent references. 778-5294.

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

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. 778-5294.

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

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

Huge selection of plants, shrubs and trees. Irrigation.
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 spe-
cialize in installing shell and rock yards, driveways and walk-
ways. Rip-rap, sand and mulch also delivered and spread.
Please call David Bannigan at 794-6971 or cell at 504-7045.

Boyd aRRealty
EST. 1952
Gulf Drive Beach House $549,000. One block to waves, Holmes Beach-
131 Crescent $549,000. Anna Maria Village.
428 Magnolia $569,000. House on two lots, Anna Maria Village.
Large House $650,000. Walk to village of Holmes Beach and Library!
Perfect family compound. Waterway, no bridge. Handy man or woman
special! Possible bed and breakfast.
Gulf Drive Condo -$364,000. Turnkey furnished, former model, pool
and view of Gulf. Wow!
Anna Maria Building Lot $259,000. North Shore, theater district.
Duplex West of Gulf Drive $569,000. Renovation complete Sept.
2003. Anna Maria, Gulf right out your door!
Bean Point duplex for rent! Cute!
by the river, 4BR/3BA.
Wares Creek District $254,900. Spanish casa!
120 44th St. N.W.
Bellair Bayou $699,900. Fabulous! 4BR/3BA, boat dock.
One Acre Country Estate $699,000. Northwest Bradenton!
"Think Local, Buy Coastal"
(941) 779-2233 1-800-813-7517


SSandy's Lawn Service Inc.
Sandy' sEstablished in 1983
L aw Celebrating 20 Years of
Service Quality & Dependable Service.
Call us for your landscape
778.1345 and hardscape needs.
Licensed & Insured


CRC 035261EXPERIENCED941) 778-2993

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

Paradise Improvements 778-4173
Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
".FIIi 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

W\'agner Really
Ich -prccrie DcuicIh
Call rric to tin ld ',ur drc .ni hunii'me
(941) 778-2246 1800) 211-2323 /5 7.

*Faux Finishes *Pressure Washing
*Computerized Color View
20 Years Experience
S "'Neat & -, *.D epnual-e
761-7414 730-7170

Advertising works fast in The Islander.
EN-JU Realtor

-* Commercialitu
e Residential It's all
Vacation about
SRentals Real
Call Joy ,.
25 Years experience
(941) 812-2485 ( 94,


2 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Leak Repairs to
Complete Re-Roofing
.(941) 722-5571
20 Years Experience
Many Island References




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

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

VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/ex-
terior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island references.
Dan or Bill, 795-5100

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

35-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at 778-1730.

CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island service
since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free esti-
mates, no overtime charges. Now certifying back flow at
water meters. (FL#RF0038118) 778-3924 or 778-4461.

OVER THIRTY YEARS craftsman experience. Interior,
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, 726-3077.

GRIFFITHS' ISLAND PAINT Interior/exterior painting,
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. Remodeling, re-
pairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths. Free esti-
mates. Lic#CGC061519, #CCC057977, #PE0020374. In-
sured. Accepting MasterCard/Visa. 720-0794.

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

KEN & TINA DBA Griffin's Home Improvements. Handy-
man, 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 esti-
mates, prompt service. Steve Allen Floor Coverings. 383-
5381, or 726-1802.

ing, sheetrock, popcorn, doors, bi-folds, trim, moldings
kitchen remodeling, general repairs. Homes, rentals. A.J.
Winters, 713-1951.

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. Carpenter,
electrician, plumber. Free estimates, interior/exterior, no
job too small. Call 749-0454. Satisfaction and quality

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

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.

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

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

BAYFRONT COTTAGES with docks available now.
Beautiful views, breezy, quiet area. No pets, non smok-
ing. 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.

RENTALS RENT fast advertised in The Islander.

VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across from
beautiful beach, $350 to $450/week. Winter and spring
dates available. Almost Beach Apartments, 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, refrigerator, 1 BR/1 BA, $650.
Dolores M. Baker Realty, 778-7500.

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: jbtpchs55@aol.com

ANNUAL AT MARINER'S Cove. Bayfront 3BR/2.5BA with
2,158 sq.ft. of living space. Gated community with pool, ten-
nis, elevator and 36-ft. deep-water dock. Available now,
unfurnished. Call Dave, 778-2246 or 778-7976 evenings.

VACATION & SEASONAL Private beach, some locations.
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 sea-
sonally adjusted. $375-$775/week, $975-$2,275/month.
(800) 977-0803 or 737-1121 or www.abeachview.com.

LONGBOAT KEY Furnished efficiency available for an-
nual rental. Easement to beach. Close to restaurants and
shopping. Quiet area. No pets! $550/month, includes
water. First, last, security of $250. 387-9252.

LOVELY HOLMES BEACH duplex. Elevated 2BR/2BA,
washer/dryer. Annual lease, no pets. $850/month. Call

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/month; 607 N. Bay, 3BR/2BA, garage,
$1,400/month. Call SunCoast Real Estate, 779-0202.

CHOICE OF 3 and 5BR houses, all with heated pools, on
the water. Long or short term rentals.
www.hartwellvillas.co.uk or e-mail:
Barbara@ hartwellvillas.co.uk. Call 011-44-1256-473469.

TURNKEY FURNISHED 2BR/2BA condo with garage.
Perico Bay Club seasonal or annual. Gated community,
pool/spa. Call 761-3788.

RENTAL WANTED: Michigan retired, non smoking couple
looking for 2BR/2BA with washer/dryer, close to Gulf
beaches for February and March 2004. Holmes Beach or
Anna Maria. Call (248) 624-3157.

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

ANNUAL RENTALS: Brand new beautiful 3BR/2BA
home, two-car garage, minutes to beach, $1,400/month.
Also available 2BR/2BA apartment, short block to beach,
$750/month. Both units, no pets and non smoking. Call
Fran Maxon Real Estate, 778-2307 for details.

PERICO ISLAND Brand new 3BR/2BA, two-car garage.
Maintenance-free home. Lakefront, all appliances, ameni-
ties, clubhouse and pool. Annual lease. $1,550/month-
$1,450/month. Call 798-3885.

WATERFRONT 1 & 2BR seasonally or annually: 1BR,
$1,000/annual, $2,000/seasonal; 2BR, $1,700/annual,
$3,200/seasonal. All utilities included in annual and sea-
sonal. Call (703) 587-4675.

1BR UNFURNISHED annual lease Holmes Beach. Two
blocks to beach. You pay electric and phone only. Call
(727) 461-3384 or (727) 656-3384.

ANNUAL RENTALS: 1 BR/1 BA Cortez Village, adorable,
$775/month; 2BR/2BA 2313 Avenue B., new appliances,
water included; 408 71 st. St., spacious $975/month; 3BR/
2BA 93-B. N. Shore Blvd., $1,050/month. Call Mike
Norman Realty, 778-6696.

cal furnished interiors, porches, sundecks, immaculate.
Convenient, Anna Maria, no pets, owner. Call 778-3143.

SIX-MONTH FURNISHED 2BR/1BA west of Gulf Drive.
Holmes Beach elevated, fenced yard, garden patio. Newly
renovated. $750/month. Utilities negotiable. Call 778-8470.


ANNUAL 2BR/2BA. Nice duplex near Island. 4505 102nd
St. W. $795/month. Call (859) 576-2451 or 761-7834 or
e-mail: gtussey@aol.com.

SUMMER SPECIAL: Condo for rent. Gulfview, turnkey
furnished, 2BR/1BA. $450/week, $1,300/month, utilities
included. 761-9530 or e-mail: tlernst@juno.com.

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

$500/WEEK, $1,400/month. 211 72nd St., Holmes
Beach. 2BR, one block to beach, new inside, tranquil
yard, bikes, fishing poles, grill, hammock, satellite, com-
plete furnishings. Call 779-9549.

KEY ROYALE BEAUTIFUL canalfront home 2BR/2BA,
tropical pool area with hot tub, dock with two boat lifts,
completely updated. Now through September, 2003,
$2,100/month. Previous deal for 2004 fell through! Janu-
ary-April, 2004, $3,500/month. 730-1086.

partial Gulf views, pool, tennis, saunas. Non smoking, no
pets. $650-$925/week. Monthly discounted. Call (443)
255-4140. www.sunplazahaven.com.

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

RENT OR SALE Turnkey condo in Holmes Beach, 2BR/
2BA, two pools, tennis, one block to beach. Call 756-
0132. Principals only.

LARGE DUPLEX 3BR/2BA waterfront on Intracoastal.
Dock, davits, steps to beach, yard, carport, washer/dryer,
storage. Available now! Annually $1,000/month. Pets OK.
(727) 542-7020 or (727) 784-3679.

BEAUTIFUL 2BR/2BA duplex. Holmes Beach, immacu-
late! $850/month, annually. Available Aug. 20. Call (269)

HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX 2BR/2BA, plus den. Large unit,
annual lease, laundry hook-up, pets OK. $795/month, plus
utilities. Available immediately. Call 779-0337.

ANNUAL RENTALS 3BR/2BA Key West-style home.
$1,500/month. Also, 2BR/2BA half duplex, $750/month.
Call Betsy Hills Real Estate, P.A., 778-2291.

ANNA MARIA room for rent. $400/month. Cell, 773-1196.

ANNUAL RENTALS: 2 and 3BR priced from $750/month.
Move-in special available. Call Island Real Estate, 778-6066.

HALF-BLOCK TO beach, half-block to bay with dock.
2BR/2BA furnished condo. Washer/dryer, sleeps six,
covered parking. Short/long-term lease. (402) 421-1999
or e-mail inquires to Lindaywilson@earthlink.net.

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

HOUSE TO SHARE on Anna Maria. Call Ken, 778-2934.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA in Holmes Beach on canal. $1,400/
month. Partially furnished. Call Smith Realtors, 778-0770.

SEASONAL MARTINIQUE Gulffront 2BR/2BA, beautiful
view, heated pool, garage, elevator, tennis court, laun-
dry room and secured door. Available December-April,
$3,800/month, three-month minimum. Call Martha Will-
iams, Re/Max Gulfstream, 778-7777.

LONGBOAT KEY Annual, unfurnished, 1 BR/1 BA. Avail-
able Aug. 1, $600/month, includes water. Also, furnished
efficiency available now, $585/month, includes water,
bayside, beach access, shopping, restaurants, quiet
area, first, last. $250 security. No pets. Call 387-9252.

ANNUAL 1BR/1BA duplex in Holmes Beach. Close to
beach. $650/month. Unfurnished. Call Smith Realtors,

2BR/2BA HOLMES BEACH apartment. Deck overlooks
Clark Spring Lake, all new carpeting, paint, window treat-
ments. Includes dishwasher, icemaker, washer/dryer
hookup. Living and family rooms. First and security de-
posit. $875/month. Unfurnished. Call (863) 673-0521.

RUNAWAY BAY 1BR/1BA or 2BR/2BA condos. Pool,
tennis, workout, fishing, fully updated, fully furnished.
Across from beach, washer/dryer in unit. Special summer
rates. George, (312) 321-7501.

only one house to beach. Available September-January
only. $1,250/month. Includes all utilities. Call 778-4675.

NORTH TIP of Longboat Key 3BR/2BA house. West of
Gulf of Mexico Drive. Steps to the key's most beautiful
beaches and Longboat Pass/Greer Island. Quaint, tropi-
cal setting. Only $1,695/month. Mike, 725-2826.

SEASONAL RENTALS. Perico Bay Club, 2BR/2BA off-
season rentals now $1,100/month; 2004 season, $2,500/
month. Book now! Longboat Key, north-end 2BR/1BA vil-
lage house for 2004 season, $2,300/month. Real Estate
Mart, 756-1090.

ANNUAL RENTALS: 315 58th St. 2BR/1BA with garage,
pets OK, $780/month. 220 N. Harbor Drive, 1BR/1BA
bayfront with dock, $750/month. 2400 Avenue C, 2BR/1 BA
with pool. $875/month. Mike Norman Realty, 778-6696.

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

BUYING, SELLING OR just curious: Visit

WANT TO BUY 2BR/2BA condo in Holmes/Bradenton
Beach. Can't afford beachfront but close would be nice.
Please call (815) 389-5993 or e-mail JWPLANS@aol.com.

HARBOUR LANDINGS: Lot for sale with boat slip in ex-
clusive gated waterfront community. Room for 40-foot
boat, easy access to Intracoastal. Offered at $259,900.
Piroska Planck 730-9667, or Susan Hollywood 726-
6125. E-mail: pkplanck@coldwellbanker.com. Coldwell
Banker Residential Real Estate.

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106 Gull Dr. .................. $629,000
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616 Hampshire Ln. ........ $799,900
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gourmet kitchen, separate dining room, deck,
patio and two-car garage. Walls of windows to
enjoy the sunsets. $1,295,000.

Spectacular new 4BR/3BA home on oneacre+
homesite. Extensive ceramic tile, spacious
kitchen with walk-in pantry, heated caged
pool and spa, luxurious bathrooms, large mas-
ter suite bath has both tub and separate walk-
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all! $489,900.

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to beach. Large eat-in kitchen, ceramic tile,
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beautiful Key Royale. Countless amenities include gorgeous
granite countertops in the kitchen and master bath, Pella
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and a wonderful wood-burning brick fireplace. The preferred
split-bedroom plan is enhanced by ceramic tile floors and
dramatic 25-foot tongue-in-groove, vaulted ceilings. This
253-foot frontage on deep-water canals protected from
storms for the discriminating persons. Built on the nine-foot
level makes it one of a kind at $1,298,500. 631 Foxworth
Lane. Call 778-7837.

UPDATED HOLMES BEACH home for sale by owner. 3BR/
2BA, plus den, workshop, beautiful back yard. $335,000. Call

CORDOVA LAKES GEM! West Bradenton 3BR/2BA,
two-car garage, solar-heated caged pool, large private
fenced yard, excellent schools, minutes to beaches.
$179,900. Chard Winheim, Coldwell Banker, 713-6743.

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

TERRA CEIA stilt home, approximately half-acre,
bayview. Beautiful home, 85 percent completed. Health
issue forces relocation. Serious inquiries. Call 779-2425.

DESIRABLE NORTH END, beautifully remodeled 3BR/
3BA home with 251 ft. of canal frontage offers easy ac-
cess to Gulf and Tampa Bay. Caged 35-ft. pool with spa,
new dock and a private butterfly garden with tropical wa-
terfall, goldfish pond and meandering brick walkways.
Privacy abounds in this unique ground-level Island prop-
erty just steps from Anna Maria's most pristine beaches.
Proudly offered at $975,000. Call 778-0171.

STEPS TO BEACH 2BR/2BA updated condo. Heated pool,
covered parking, interior laundry, lanai. Pets OK. Seller
would like to lease back in season. $239,000, furnished turn-
key. Carol R. Williams, C & C Real Estate, 744-0700.

home. Many deluxe features. Dual fireplace, eat-in kitchen,
large family room, formal dining room, circle drive, immedi-
ate occupancy. $349,000. Carol R. Williams, C & C Real
Estate, 744-0700.

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COZY UPDATED CONDO in Bradenton Beach. 1 BR/1 BA,
furnished, large pool, steps to beach, perfect Island get-
away. By owner. $164,900. Call 779-0101.

MORE FOR THE MONEY. Northwest Bradenton. 4BR/
2BA, two-car garage. Caged pool and spa. Beautiful pan-
oramic view on lakeside lot. Updated, clean and nice.
Cathedral ceilings. Minutes to Gulf beaches. $320,000.
Real Estate Mart, 756-1090.

2BR/2BA UNIT. $419,000. Weekly rentals OK.
www.Latitude27Realty.net or 744-2727.

LONGBOAT KEY Village home. 3BR/1 BA free-standing.
Large two-car garage. Updated, new roof and air condition-
ing. $409,000. Real Estate Mart, 756-1090.

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52 Grind
54 Like a good-sized
woods, perhaps
57 Head off
60 Without precedent
61 Skinny, dejected football
68 "Farm" letters
69 Piston adjunct
70 Retinue, in modern lingo
74 Filmdom's Thelma and
79 Pick, with "for"
82 Eastern queen
83 1979 hit for the Police
84 Dreamy
87 Orbit
91 Itch
92 Peeping Tom
93 Didn't move on
97 Sentence-ending abbr.
100 Autobiography of a

Giving the best advice
Chicago's winter hrs.
They're positive
Lunch fears?
"The Nevadan," e.g.
"_ dreaming?"
Kind of mill
Preening bird, maybe
Pinker, in a way
Small pouch
Not by much
First lady's hype?
Hoops game
Tournament round
U.S.N. grad
Like some lab mice

humorist's wife?
106 Leading
108 Locks bought in a
109 "McSorley's Bar"
110 Work that includes a
visit to the underworld
111 Conductor __-Pekka
114 Laura's husband in
60's TV
116 Sp. title
117 Said "O-D-O-U-R," e.g.
118 Promise of a good
124 "Steppenwolf" author
125 Dines
126 Standing
127 The Unsers of Indy
128 Milton, Shelley and
129 Papa Doc Duvalier, e.g.

1 Camel's place
2 Kind of instinct
3 Modern words of
4 Old letter
5 Clinton, e.g.: Abbr.
6 General__ chicken
7 Succeed through help-
wanted ads
8 Home of Craters of the
Moon Natl. Monument
9 Trousers spec
10 Five years before the
Battle of Hastings
11 Best Picture of 1988
12 Suffix with Capri
13 Tennis call
14 Suffix with green or

Gray tone
Towel material
Least delayed
Brewer's equipment
Sch. on the Charles
Bygone suffix
When tripled, a crew
member's fraternity?
"Pretty please?"
Blood system
Presidential nickname
"C'est la "
Game name
Means of enlighten-
Swelling reducer
Novel conclusion?
Drink since 1924
Snick or
Actor Cariou
Store convenience, for
Letter before ba
Trattoria order
Techie: Abbr.
Peter Fonda played
him in a 1997 film
Marine eagle
High spot
Delia's literary sister
Camcorder maker
Fit to stand trial, say
P.M. before Macmillan
_ pro nobis
Prefix with state

101 Little butter?
102 Divas have them
103 Pilot's directive on
104 "Do I eat a
105 Sulky
106 "Doctor Zhivago"
107 Run off
112 __Valley,
113 A long time
115 Polar explorer
118 French beverage

119 March who
hosted "The
$64,000 Ques-
120 Capt.'s direction
121 Have a beef?
122 Find out
123 Collectible discs

Answers for this
puzzle are located
in this weeks

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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, 22x18, din-
ing room, game room, boat dock. Anne
Miller. 778-2246. #88820. $1,775,000

KEY ROYALE GEM Floor plan de-
signed for entertaining! Lead glass front
door, tiled living/dining room, family
room with sliders to the large lanai, with
wetbar & Jacuzzi. Becky Smith or Elfi
Starrett. 778-2246. #93435.

Bayfront home with 5-6 BR (6500 sq. ft.),
pool/spa and 4 car garage. 24 hour
gated community. Jane Tinsworth.
761-3100. #81100. $900,000

land duplex in Bradenton Beach. 2BR/
2BA each side, vaulted ceilings, covered
parking, large storage room and short dist
to beach. Tenants in place. Dave
Moynihan. 778-2246. #92880. $325,000

3BR/3BA has 2400 sq. ft. + with
bayviews. 2BR/3BA has 1700 sq. ft.+
with partial Gulfviews. Each has private
2 car garage. Short distance to the
beach. Dave Moynihan. 778-2246.
#91438. $795,000

Tastefully furnished 2BR/2BA condo
with all the amenities, in The Greens.
Dee Jorcyk. 778-2246. #94426.


Four Mediterranean-style condos under construc-
tion! Located bayside w/boat dock, & near the
beach, 2 units per building w/private elevators,
marble or wood floors, granite countertops, 2-car
garage, brick paved gated driveways & bayside
pool. 779-2700. #94176 Starting at $795,000.

: 2BR/2BA + den. Great home, won-
derful location! Close to the fishing
-". '' docks, with many other local attrac-
.. . tions. Available for the summer.

2BR/1BA duplex in Holmes Beach. Great loca-
tion! $750/month.

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

1BR/1BA condo in Bradenton Beach. 55+ com-
munity. $700/month.

Ground, in a way
Old spy grp.
Litter unit
Fixes, as a pump
Cave dweller, e.g.
Phone trio
Sea monster
"Got milk?" request
Some old TV's
Engine part: Abbr.
Cobb and Hardin
White House