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"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"
Volume 11, No. 37 July 23, 2003 FREE
Hughes elected IMS director; 3 board members quit
By Diana Bogan
The search for a new director left the Island Middle
School Board of Directors on a teeter-totter.
Evenly divided, the option between two candidates
for the position was narrowed when one of the two
withdrew, leaving the board in a somewhat precarious
Strongly divided throughout the process, three
founding board members, Chuck Webb, John Monetti
and Cindy Jennis, promptly resigned, which further
paved the way for a unanimous vote to place the
school's lifeskills teacher Gary Hughes in the director's
After the first round of interviews with applicants
Sanford Brousseau, Carol Celona and Hughes, the
board invited Celona and Hughes to return for a second
Celona has more than 20 years of experience work-
ing in the Manatee County School District as a curricu-
lum specialist, guidance counselor and assistant prin-
cipal and was the founding director of a local private
She holds degrees in economics, psychology, busi-
ness education, school counseling and educational
Celona told the board that she had experience man-
aging ESE student programs, developing a school cur-
riculum and gaining accreditation for a new private
school in Bradenton as well as hiring, evaluating and
leading a staff of teachers.
She told the board that although she is happily
employed as a school counselor, she would welcome
the opportunity to lead a school again. She requested
a salary of approximately $60,000.
"I love working with young people and have dedi-
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Townhouses in, boats out soon
By Joe Kane
Luxury townhouses may replace motorboats stored
at the Holmes Beach Marina.
Lawyers and planners, representing Moreland
Marine Development Corporation, met with members
of the Holmes Beach Planning Commission Thursday,
July 17, asking to rezone the property from commer-
cial to residential use.
The 1.6-acre site of the Holmes Beach Marina, lo-
cated at 202 52nd St., may be the location for nine
townhouses, should city officials agree with the
Brian Quartermain, a director of the corporation, is
seeking to change the present land use from commercial,
C-3, to residential, R-2, as well as to amend the city's
comprehensive plan to accommodate the proposal.
According to Holmes Beach code, the zoning des-
ignation R-2 denotes medium residential as opposed
to R-1, signifying single-family residential.
This lengthy and arduous task advanced with the
positive testimony of Avera Wynne, planning director
for the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council.
"Even though the project would increase density in
the coastal high-hazard area," said Wynne, "the
amount of population increase would be small enough
to not make it a concern."
Attorney Thomas Ramsberger, appearing for
Moreland, conceded the present marina is a cash drain
for its owner. "Marina occupancy is declining, and has
fallen to about 55 percent," said Ramsberger.
Furthermore, Ramsberger contended, the change
from marina to townhouses would increase tax rev-
enue, would be environmentally beneficial by reduc-
ing oil spills, noise and traffic, and replace concrete
and asphalt with landscaping and greenspace.
Quartermain refused to comment on any aspect of
the rezoning request.
Steven Synder of the Holmes Beach Planning
Commission liked what he heard and saw at the meet-
ing. "I can't imagine this not passing," said Synder
after the meeting. "It's for the benefit of all."
After discussing the project for 45 minutes, plan-
ning commissioners decided to hold a public hearing
on Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. at city hall.
Residents and officials will have an opportunity to
ask questions concerning the rezoning request and the
proposed change to the city's comprehensive plan.
property tax rate
By Joe Kane
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore, capi-
talizing on a citywide increase in property values,
proposed decreasing the rate by which property tax
is configured, while increasing city expenditures.
At the July 22 city commission meeting,
Whitmore presented a proposed $6.9 million
budget, representing more than a 17-percent
increase over the past year's spending.
"We are focusing on stormwater infrastructure
and having a master plan for the city," said
Whitmore. "Everything is running very smoothly."
Even with a lower millage rate, the pro-
posed budget compiled by Whitmore and City
Treasurer Rick Ashley is $1,030,745 greater
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PAGE 2 M JULY 23, 2003 0 THE ISLANDER
Planners: Extend building moratorium another year
By Paul Roat
Bradenton Beach should extend a partial moratorium
on construction for another year, Bradenton Beach Plan-
ning and Zoning Board members agreed last week.
The city has been under a ban on street vacations,
property rezonings and comprehensive-plan amendments
since May 2002. City commissioners decided the mora-
torium was needed in order for them to create a "vision"
for future development in the city, a process that was com-
pleted last month but still awaits implementation.
Planning board members had rejected the need for
a moratorium twice, but last week decided the partial
building ban was needed.
Tax drop offered in Holmes Beach
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
than last year's spending, thanks largely to increased
property assessments throughout the city.
Manatee County Property Appraiser Charlie Hack-
ney yearly determines the assessed value of properties
in the municipalities within Manatee County, which
then provide the basis for establishing the millage rates.
The value of the taxable property in Holmes Beach
increased from $798.2 million in 2002 to $964.6 this
year, an increase of $166.4 million or 20.9 percent.
Holmes Beach also anticipates receiving $942,566
in state revenue from sales tax and taxes on gas, alco-
holic beverages and communications.
The city's property tax rate millage for the
fiscal year beginning in October has been proposed to
drop from 2.25 mills per $1,000 of assessed value to
2.00. That figure means that for a house valued at
$425,000, claiming a homestead exemption of
$25,000, homeowners should look to pay $100 less in
city taxes next year than this; $800 for fiscal year 2003-
04 versus $900 for the current fiscal year.
The areas of the largest increase in expenditures are
the public works and police departments. For example,
the public works department budget increased
$392,221 from $2,031,605 in the current budget to
$2,423,826 for fiscal year 2003-04. The police
department's proposed spending increased $94,565,
from $1,397,059 to $1,491,624.
"There's no big line of people out there" waiting
for the moratorium to end, said Building Official Bob
Welch, adding that "I don't think if a moratorium is
extended it will hurt anyone."
"I believe the city commission wants this to go
forward," planning board member Ernest Clay said. "I
have to assume they've talked to their constituents and
they feel the need for it."
Only planning board member Susan Kehne op-
posed extending the moratorium, calling the issue a
"draconian measure. I do not feel it has served the prop-
erty owners or citizens well. I have not seen the pub-
lic offer a strong voice either way, and our meetings on
it have been grossly under-attended."
There was no public comment offered on the mora-
torium matter, and the recommendation to extend the ban
for 12 months was approved with Kehne voting against it.
In other matters, planning commissioners were
deadlocked on a change in city law that would require
advisory board members to be both citizens and "quali-
fied electors" in Bradenton Beach.
Currently, board members are required to be either
citizens or property owners.
Planning board members voted 2-2 to recommend
approval of the citizenship change, a tie vote that re-
sulted in no recommendation to the city commission.
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Anna Maria storm brewing over DEP permit
By Rick Catlin
There's a storm about to hit Anna Maria's prized
coastline, but it's not named Andrew, Donna or
The storm, however, could easily turn into a hur-
At issue is the very concept of redevelopment in a
city known for its Old Florida-style homes and cot-
tages, particularly along the beachfront.
A building permit application submitted last week
by owners of the now-vacant property at 206 Spring
Lane (The Islander, Oct. 9, 2002) to build a three-story
hexagonal single-family home has been rejected for a
number of reasons, Holmes Beach Building Official
Bill Saunders, acting for the City of Anna Maria, said,
not the least of which is that it has the appearance of a
duplex on a single-family lot.
That application came, however, after owners
Barnett and Daisy Brooks and Caroline Popper of
Sarasota received approval from the Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection last month for a
coastal construction permit.
But the city and adjacent landowners say the DEP
permit is fraught with inconsistencies when compared
with the initial DEP permit approval in October 2002,
and the owners' building permit application does not
conform to the DEP specifications.
Saunders said the city is in the process of writing
a letterto the DEP rescinding its Sept. 24, 2002, letter
to the DEP stating it had no objections to the construc-
"There are still a number of issues to be resolved,"
Saunders said, "and there will be no building permit
issued at this time."
The city's new letter to the DEP will list all its
objections to the permit application and the DEP per-
mit order of June 24, 2003, and ask the DEP to sched-
ule an administrative hearing on the permit.
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn said the ball will now
rest with the DEP and the property owners.
While the DEP may not care if a coastal structure
has one unit or 20 in its permit approval, the city cer-
tainly does and the city regulates density, she said.
Plans reviewed by Saunders call for a 6,000-
square-foot, three-story hexagonal (eight-sided) resi-
dence on a 5,000-square-foot lot. Each floor would
have 2,110 square feet of space, the plans say.
The application claims the owners want to build a
single-family residence, but Anna Maria Mayor
SueLynn had serious doubts about that claim.
The second floor calls for a kitchen, living room,
dining room and three bedrooms with two bathrooms.
The third floor the ground level is for parking -
was redesigned slightly for a living room, dining room,
kitchen, two bedrooms and two bathrooms.
There would be no interior connection between the
two floors, just an enclosed outside stairway from the
ground floor to each level.
"It sure looks like a duplex to me," said Anna
Maria Mayor SueLynn. "You can't build a duplex in
Anna Maria on a 5,000-square-foot lot.
"So, if it looks like a chicken, sounds like a chicken
and walks like a chicken, please don't call it a duck,"
the mayor said.
"My concern is that it sets a precedent in that area,
but we are looking at what our building codes say and
there are several areas in the permit application that
need an explanation," she said. "So at this point in time,
the application is rejected."
Quack, quack! The owners claim the five bed-
rooms, four bathrooms and two kitchens on separate
floors are, indeed, for a single-family residence.
Adjacent property owners also cried "fowl."
In a July 11 letter of objection to the DEP, James
and Judy Adams of 204 Spring Lane say the DEP per-
mit is for a single-family home while the plans "clearly
depict a duplex."
In addition, the position of the proposed structure
in the new DEP approval has been moved 8 feet sea-
ward of the previously approved DEP position, Judy
This now puts the proposed building 20 feet "in
front of our adjoining house," the Adams' said, "seri-
ously degrading the view of the Gulf from our prop-
Other objections were made by the Adams' regard-
ing the location of the new building in relation to the
No escape for this beach house
The Sarasota-based owners of this house at 206 Spring Lane in Anna Maria demolished the dwelling last year
and have submitted plans to the city to build a new, three-story hexagonal structure that calls for two separate
levels, each with kitchen, dining, living and bedroom space, in what they say is 'a single-family home. Islander
Photo: Rick Catlin
I. . .. .
existing line of construction along the beach and the
height of the first-floor elevation, which the DEP set at
8 feet while Anna Maria requires 13 feet above the
crown of the nearest road.
Plans submitted to Anna Maria indicate the two
living levels will each have 2,110 square feet of space,
but the DEP has approved a base structure of just 1,311
SueLynn has other concerns about the proposal
aside from the question of duplex versus single-family
"The design as proposed is not compatible with
other residences in the area. It's quite different and it's
contrary to what the definition of a single-family home
is in our codes," she claimed.
The structure is just a sample of what kind of re-
development the city can expect in the future as older
homes are bought, razed and rebuilt into larger, mod-
ern-looking dwellings, she said, "and it's not in keep-
ing with our visioning statement or plan" of Anna
Maria as an "old-time Florida coastal city."
Unfortunately, the recently approved visioning
statement has no legal effect until incorporated into the
city's comprehensive development plan and approved
by the Florida Department of Community Affairs, a
two-year process that only began this week.
With the initial denial, however, a storm may be
brewing among the city, the DEP and the landowners.
"We'll just have to wait and see what happens," the
Efforts to reach the property owners for comment
property at 206
after the former
a new dwelling,
but a number of
still be resolved
Anna Maria City
July 24, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
July 28, 7 p.m., planning and zoning board meet-
ing CONTINUED TO AUG. 25.
July 29, 6 p.m., special meeting to set tentative
July 30, 6 p.m., comprehensive planning com-
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
July 25, 9 a.m., city commission work session.
July 29, 1 p.m., scenic highway committee meet-
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
July 24, 7 p.m., planning commission meeting.
July 31, 9 a.m., board of adjustment meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
July 28, 9:30 a.m., Sarasota-Bradenton Metropoli-
tan Planning Commission meeting, Sudakoff Hall,
USF-New College campus, Sarasota.
PAGE 4 E JULY 23, 2003 0 THE ISLANDER
IMS new director named
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
cated my career to assisting them in their academic,
social and emotional growth," Celona said. "I am pro-
gressive in my educational philosophy and disciplinary
expectations and I believe in balancing high academic
standards with innovative teaching and learning meth-
Hughes has been the lifeskills teacher at IMS for
a little more than a year, stepping in when Ron Henkle
left the position in 2001.
Hughes worked as a college and high school foot-
ball coach in Texas for several years before leaving the
profession to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors, includ-
ing residential development in Illinois.
Hughes said he left the teaching profession because
of his frustration with the traditional school system and
gained many applicable skills managing his own busi-
In preparing for the interview and to show his un-
derstanding of and vision for the school, Hughes pre-
pared a school improvement plan outlining his leader-
ship approach. His plan was developed, he said,
through discussions with many people integrally in-
volved with the school.
Hughes told the board he believed that his first-
hand knowledge of the school, his business sense and
his belief in the school's charter, make him a viable
During the interview process, Webb questioned
Hughes business ability by raising questions about a
bankruptcy filed in 2000.
Hughes explained that the bankruptcy was tied to
a divorce and that he lost money in one of his business
ventures because property was also listed in his ex-
Board Chairman Scott Bassett acknowledged that
in his practice as a lawyer working on divorce settle-
ments, it was not uncommon for one party to wind up
filing for bankruptcy.
Board member Marlene West said she was fully
aware of Hughes bankruptcy and credited him for be-
ing upfront about it with her. "Anyone who is up front
about a situation like that shows signs of their integ-
rity," West said.
After the second round of interviews, board mem-
bers were tied between the applicants. Webb, Monetti
and Jennis voted in favor of Celona, while West,
Bassett and Kimberly Holmstrom voted in favor of
Hughes. Pam Fortenberry, the seventh board member,
was unable to attend the meeting.
Monetti said he supported Celona because he be-
lieves the school needs an outside person to take the
"There has been too much public division in our
school and it would hurt us to look within our divided
school for leadership," Monetti said. "We have a rare
opportunity of hiring someone with a background
working with an independent school that the commu-
nity would support and embrace raising their commit-
ment and comfort level with the school. We owe it to
our school to have that type of leader."
Speaking in favor of Hughes, Bassett said, "Things
really started to turn around and become more orga-
nized and disciplined when Hughes arrived. He be-
lieves deeply in the charter and if we're not going to
adhere closely to the charter, we have no business ex-
isting. He gave us a map to follow and I think as noisy
as the division has been, it's superficial. No matter who
we pick, the teachers will pull together and do what
needs to be done."
In light of the tie vote, the board planned to recon-
vene at Fortenberry's first availability for a tie-in by
phone to the proceedings.
The day after the tie-vote, Celona withdrew her
application, sparking the board member resignations.
Celona chose to rescind her application, she said,
because "it is evident the board is strongly divided on
the needs of the school and this would not be a situa-
tion in which I would like to be involved."
Celona said a director must have the confidence of
the board. "If five out of seven are sincerely united in
the choice of a candidate and two approve with reser-
vations, then, there is a situation that starts with a unity
that is necessary for a successful organization.
"As it is currently with IMS," Celona said, "I feel
that it was professionally inappropriate for me to be
considered against a totally unqualified candidate and
to be judged by some of the board who were apparently
equally unqualified to be board members of an educa-
tional institution. I was shocked to receive a 3-3 vote."
Shortly following Celona's withdrawal, Webb ten-
dered his resignation from the board. "I can no longer
support the board's lack of ethics, morality and care for
the children," he said.
Monetti followed with his resignation, saying "I
have always dedicated my time to the school under the
basic assumption that my efforts were to give positively
to the community, specifically the children in this in-
"Due to recent events related to the entire issue of
the directorship of the school, I feel the majority of the
board is no longer making crucial decisions based on
the needs of the greater community, but rather on the
narrower, more limited, personal agendas.
"Given that this is my opinion," Monetti said, "I
can no longer support the board ...."
Monetti further said he hoped the school would
"right itself" but believes that it will be a "daunting
Jennis, the third member to vote for Celona, re-
signed as well. "At a crucial time like this, with the
impending renewal of our charter contract and all the
conflict," Jennis said, "I feel it would be inappropriate
for this board to select a director without community
input and support."
Bassett called a meeting of the remaining board
Sunday evening to vote on a new director.
Of the remaining board members, Fortenberry and
Holmstrom were out of town, but only three members
meet the requirement for a quorum. One of them
needed to tie-in to the meeting via speakerphone and
Fortenberry made the call for the selection of the direc-
The board unanimously chose Hughes to take
charge of the school as the new director and to imple-
ment his proposed school improvement plan, and he
Hughes will be paid $42,000 in his new position,
including his teaching salary, which is in keeping with
his proposal that redistributed the former director's
salary among the staff and provided for a new teach-
ing position as well.
West said she is confident the board made the right
decision. She said that after contacting a reference pro-
vided by Celona, she better understood Celona was not
the right person to lead IMS.
"I wanted to make an educated decision," West
said. "Credentials do not make a strong leader and ref-
erences meant everything to me."
Bassett asked Hughes if he had any business that
needed to be addressed that evening and Hughes indi-
cated he wanted to address parent involvement.
In his first decision as director, Hughes asked the
board to approve raising the required parent-volunteer
hours from 25 to 36.
Hughes also proposed that the volunteer hours no
longer be managed and coordinated by the Parent-
Teacher Organization, but that it be administrated by
Hughes noted that the parents sign a contract with
the school in which the volunteer requirements are
detailed and that it should therefore be the responsibil-
ity of the school administration to manage it.
The board unanimously approved Hughes' recom-
mendation. He told the board he would provide them
with a complete parent-volunteer policy for review at
the next regular board meeting.
Hughes also told the board he will be implement-
ing a six-hour educational class requirement for parents
of all IMS students.
The school charter requires that parents take the
course, but it had not yet been implemented.
Following the close of the meeting, IMS adminis-
trative secretary Mary Beth Morgan announced that she
would not be returning to work this school year.
His first day on the job, Hughes hired IMS parent
Beverly Beaver as the new school secretary.
By the end of the week, Hughes will also be hiring
two co-directors, which is part of the school improve-
ment plan the board adopted.
One assistant director will be in charge of curricu-
lum and the other in charge of volunteer scheduling and
fundraising. Both will report to Hughes and all three
directors will also teach classes.
In addition to his duties as executive director,
Hughes will still teach the lifeskills course.
Hughes said this style of administration allows the
directors of the school to have interaction with the stu-
dents not only as an administrator, but also as a teacher.
The next board of directors meeting will be at 7
p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, at the school.
The administrative office is open Monday through
Friday. For information, call 778-5200.
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THE ISLANDER 0 JULY 23, 2003 U PAGE 5
Cell tower ordinance review produces more changes
By Rick Catlin
Nearly a year in the making, Anna Maria commis-
sioners at their July 15 workshop were supposed to take
their final look at the proposed Personal Wireless Ser-
vices Facilities ordinance as drafted by communica-
tions expert Ted Kreines.
Instead, commissioners tinkered with the docu-
ment, making corrections and changes to the ordinance
that they hope will allow it to stand up in court, if it's
ever legally challenged.
Commissioner Tom Aposporos defended the ex-
tensive review, noting that "I just don't want to have a
lawsuit filed saying oopss, we goofed.'" He also
wanted to know if the ordinance was "tailored" to
However, he added, "I am worried that if we keep
changing it, Ted Kreines will disagree" with some of
The PWSF ordinance was originally drafted by
City Attorney Jim Dye, based upon the city's master
wireless communications plan as developed by Kreines
But the city's planning and zoning board and Dye
became bogged down in a number of technical issues
in the first draft of the ordinance and suggested that the
commission turn it over to Kreines, who has written
similar ordinances in Florida. The commission agreed,
and Kreines wrote the draft ordinance for an additional
Dye, however, was satisfied the proposed ordi-
nance is "consistent with Florida law."
But he did note that under federal law, cities aren't
supposed to "raise barriers" to cellular companies by
limiting heights, as proposed in the Anna Maria ordi-
Kreines doesn't think the Anna Maria ordinance is
a height hindrance, Dye said, but added "I can't say this
will pass the acid test under federal law because it's
never come up before."
Commissioners decided to keep the height limits in
During their page-by-page discussions of the draft,
commissioners felt that the words "should, could and
may" in many places in the ordinance be replaced with
An application fee totalling
$7,520 for wireless-
communication towers would
be paid at the time of
application in Anna Maria.
"shall and will."
Dye agreed with these changes to make the ordi-
nance "concise and clear" to applicants. That's what
lawyers like to see, he said.
Commissioners also agreed to minor changes in the
three-tier system level for applications for a PWSF,
adding that the mayor or the mayor's designee shall
review a Tier 1 application and render a decision.
Left untouched was that the city's decision under
a Tier I application can be appealed by either the ap-
plicant or an opponent to the city commission.
A Tier 2 application will be reviewed by city staff
and a recommendation made to the city commission for
a final decision.
Under a Tier 3 application, city staff reviews the
application and submits a report to the planning and
zoning board, which holds a public hearing and makes
a recommendation to the city commission. The com-
mission then conducts a public meeting before render-
ing a decision.
Commissioners also agreed to tighten up the rules
for a co-application, requiring each company to submit
But while Kreines has already been paid nearly
$35,000 for his services and likely more before the
ordinance is adopted he also gave the city some
means to recover its upfront expenses.
Kreines proposed that the city charge each appli-
cant $2,130 as the cost for Anna Maria to process the
In addition, he recommended the city include in the
ordinance a general fee of an additional $5,390 as ap-
proximately 10 percent of the city's projected costs for
The total of $7,520 would be paid at the time of
application, the ordinance said.
Kreines also added a section to the ordinance that
the city may require the applicant to pay for a "special
consultant" to review the application.
Commissioners agreed with the fee structure, but
not before Dye noted that some applicants might balk
at paying $5,390 just for the city to recoup its costs.
The commission, however, can always adjust the
fees, he said.
Changes recommended by the commission in the
ordinance will be sent to Kreines for his review, said
Commission Chairperson John Quam.
Those changes will come back from Kreines to yet
another commission workshop, hopefully for "final
review," Quam said, before the ordinance is formally
presented at a commission meeting for a public hear-
ing and adoption.
Kreines said he didn't have any objections to the
changes, particularly "shall and will" in the ordinance,
although he has yet to read the revised draft being sent
by the city.
"In Florida, most attorneys want directives to be
mandatory and if that's what they want, I'm in favor of
it," he said.
He also agreed that the city can change the fee
structure. If the city starts having a number of appli-
cants where the total fees paid by all applicants exceeds
the cost of wireless planning, "the early applicants may
be entitled to a refund," he said.
Besides, Kreines added, Anna Maria might be on
the low end of the fees totem pole in Florida. In
Alachua County (Gainesville), he observed, total fees
for an applicant are up to $9,000.
Kreines also said the draft Anna Maria ordinance
considers a pending change to Florida's cellular com-
munications law that might allow a co-applicant for a
location just to pull a building permit, rather than sub-
mit to the entire application process.
"This ordinance says you show what you want"
when you make application to the city, he said. If any
co-applicants come along later, they also have to go
through the application process.
"You want to prevent these (cell towers) from be-
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Is it madness?
If it's not greed, is it capitalism? If it's not a trend,
when will it end? Is it a good thing, or is it dangerous?
Will it rob us of valuable tourist dollars, year-round
residents, or change the makeup of the Island commu-
Everything changes, but don't "color" it progress.
Hotels are converting to condos, capitalizing on
high real estate prices, and in what amounts to an elabo-
rate "time-share" scheme, the condos go into a rental
pool if you will, and, voila!, they're rented as hotel
So what's the hubbub?
Do we need to pump tax dollars into attracting
more visitors, and if we do although judging from
seasonal traffic, it's an arguable point won't these
condo conversions provide similar sales tax revenues,
higher appraised values and greater ad valorem taxes?
What's really disheartening is seeing former
homes, some small, family-run accommodations, torn
down to make room for three times the number of units;
a quaint home, first converted to a bed and breakfast
inn and then expanded by moving another home into
the front lawn; and beachfront replacement "homes."
with cookie-cutter mega-mansion designs that harbor
not one, but three, four, or more units.
When will the spoilers realize they're killing the
goose that laid the golden egg?
Will our elected officials see thru the construction
dust and help put an end to the madness? Probably not.
As you read this, Holmes Beach is contemplating
turning valuable (read that hard-to-come-by) commer-
cial property a marina into nine to 10 new resi-
dences. Never mind density. Never mind those old
promises not to rezone ....
The Island Middle School began as a community
affair two years ago, but a rift among its board mem-
bers threatened to leave the school and the community
divided, except disgruntled board members started
dropping like skeeters in a citronella cloud this week.
The fallout may have been disturbing, but it has left
the school with a unified board, a newly dedicated di-
rector and staff and the feeling, for at least one of the
dreamers who envisioned it, that it is now a better
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What we thought would be a slow school news
summer has been riddled with a continuum of ob-
The IMS board began its search for a director fol-
lowing a c; .cntious situation with its previous direc-
tor, starting with a pool of seven resumes which, in
short order, became one.
In what could only be the worst example of lead-
ership, three board members walked off the job, each
citing their differences, while the agendas of the re-
maining board members and their qualifications to
make sound decisions on behalf of the educational in-
stitution came under fire.
If the school is to succeed, the community needs to
again become involved no complaining. There is,
however, time for the remaining board to craft quali-
fications, residency requirements and other stipulations
for future board members.
With its charter renewal application due in Octo-
ber, which could put its fate in the hands of the Mana-
tee County School Board, it's a vital year for the
It's up to those remaining to fulfill the vision out-
lined in the school's charter especially if we truly
want it to be a school for the community, by the com-
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Environmental education at risk
We came to Anna Maria Island because of the little
school by the bay.
Our children both had the honor of graduating
from a unique, friendly school and most importantly,
a school with a conscience.
Here at Anna Maria Elementary School, you are
not just another number. Children leave AME with a
sense of their environment and a respect for all living
I don't think it was something that was taught by
someone, but something they experienced because of
the environment they spent most of their time in.
One important issue for myself and many children
that live on the Island is to have a basketball court. The
court was a multi-purpose place that a lot of people
utilized, including AME's coach Gene Burr, who
taught tennis, basketball and badminton on that court.
AME always had an open-door policy without
fences. My concern is if you close this doorway, our
most precious thing Freedom is gone.
Freedom to play in the playgrounds, freedom to
play ball, freedom to run in an open space, freedom to
hang from a tree, and most importantly, freedom to be
yourself in a fast-changing world.
I hope the Manatee County School Board realizes that
our school is not just a place to learn academically, but a
place to be a part of something and be very proud of.
I know change is inevitable and I hope after last
week's construction meeting our concerns do not fall
onto deaf ears.
Tracey Glarner, Holnes Beach
Thank you for allowing us, the Daughters of the
American Revolution Manatee Chapter, to participate
in the Fourth of July Independence Day Parade on
Anna Maria Island.
We found so many people that cheered for our car,
not for us individually, as we represent the sacrifice that
our ancestors made so all Americans are free today.
Each DAR member has a story about their Revolu-
tionary ancestor- some with great detail and others long-
ing for more information about whoever was involved.
If you have a "Revolutionary Patriot" in your fam-
ily, and want help with documenting the lineage, call
Linda Farley at 722-8063.
Betty Benishek, Bradenton
THE ISLANDER U JULY 23, 2003 U PAGE 7
Judge rules for landowners in 79th Street lawsuit
By Rick Catlin
Circuit Court Judge Paul Logan last week dis-
missed a lawsuit brought by a group of 12 property
owners in Holmes Beach against the property owners
at the beach end of 79th Street, essentially saying the
group of 12 had no legal right to use a portion of the
property along the beach.
Logan said in his July 10 ruling that the "plaintiffs
shall take nothing by their actions" and the defendants
"shall go hence without day."
That means the plaintiffs lost their case, according
to a local attorney familiar with the lawsuit.
Logan also reserved the right for the defendants,
William Roe and Elizabeth Cole of 102 79th St., and
John and Kathleen Robuck of 103 79th St., to file a
motion for costs against the plaintiffs, but that would
be a separate decision, the attorney said.
The lawsuit was filed in January 2002 by Jerald
and Kristen Landkammer and 11 other property own-
ers on 79th Street against beachfront owners Roe, Cole,
the Robucks, and Sunset Beach Inc. (the original 1945
The controversy began in late 1999 when the City of
Holmes Beach needed easements to beach access for the
upcoming beach renourishment project and "swapped" a
City, motel defeat Torres' access lawsuit
By Joe Kane
A costly and decade-long neighborhood spat has
been finally decided in court.
Circuit Judge Charles Williams ruled July 16 that
the City of Holmes Beach has not limited Fernando
Torres' access to his beachfront property.
An obviously elated Holmes Beach Mayor Carol
Whitmore exclaimed, "Justice has been served."
The City of Holmes Beach and Noah's Ark Enter-
prise Inc. were the defendants in the case brought about
by Fernando, Carmen and Gladys Torres.
Noah's Ark owners John and Kim Pace of the
Anna Maria Island Beach Resort were ecstatic upon
hearing the judge's ruling.
"We have received total victory for the city," said
John Pace. "We just did what was permitted. It's a shame
we had to spend $15,000 on a stupid and frivolous law-
suit, and all this agitation causing havoc every week."
When informed he had lost his lawsuit, Fernando
Torres was subdued in his response.
"I thought we had a good case," said Torres. "My
street is being blocked and my property is much more
valuable with two accesses."
The suit was over a portion of a sandy road, Sec-
ond Avenue, which runs from Caf6 on the Beach south
through the parking lot at the Manatee Public Beach.
Torres' suit contended John and Kim Pace and
their motel at 105 39th St. used a public street as a
private lounge area, inhibiting Torres' access to his
property on the south side of the resort.
John Pace responded in the suit that the plants that
he has installed on public land received approval and
accolades from the mayor.
"We feel totally vindicated," said Pace. "And in
fact, the judge said that the city could legally make
Second Avenue a pedestrian walkway."
Judge Williams, citing state statutes, said the City
of Holmes Beach has the authority to restrict Second
Avenue to pedestrian use.
Furthermore, the judge ruled that Torres' property
value would not decline with the restricting of Second
Avenue from motor vehicles. Citing the principle of
law of "inverse condemnation" Judge Williams said
the street restriction and ingress and egress to Torres'
home do not, "... amount to an inverse condemnation"
of Torres' property.
Attempts by owners of Anna Maria Beach Resort
and Allamanda Villas to permanently close off Second
Avenue in 2001 were denied by city commissioners. The
city then installed 5-mph speed-limit signs in the area in
an attempt to placate the warring neighbors.
large chunk of road at the end of 79th Street with landown-
ers Roe and Cole, and the Robucks respectively in ex-
change for a 10-foot-wide easement to the beach.
The landowners claimed people living along 79th
Street had been using a "common" area along the ease-
ment for more than 58 years and had established a le-
gal right for its use.
The issue can be traced back to the summer of
1945, when Holmes Beach developers J.E. and Maud
Holmes sold two parcels of land at the beach end of
Starfish Road (later changed to 79th Street). The words
"perpetual easements" and "provide a common" were
established in the original sale, but never fully ex-
plained or defined.
Logan ruled that the Holmes' "intended to create
something by the 'common language' of 1945," but "at
the time, they did not own the common."
The Holmes' acquired the common property on
Jan. 12, 1946, and deeded it to their sons, Hugh and
John, in January 1957.
The property was eventually deeded to new own-
ers in 1986, and in later years to the defendants, but
"none of the deeds to the common contained the ease-
ment language," Logan said.
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County halts Sandbar Restaurant pumping efforts
By Rick Catlin
Motorists at the intersection of Spring Lane and
Spring Avenue in Anna Maria will be sloshing through
a lot of standing water following the next heavy rain on
By Paul Roat
The first phase of sales at the Tortuga Inn -
which converted from motel rooms to condomini-
ums recently is sold out.
Owner David Teitelbaum said Monday that
the first 26 units of the planned 55-unit project at
1325 Gulf Drive in Bradenton Beach had been
sold. Unit costs ranged from $225,000 for a one-
bedroom, one-bathroom condo to $375,000 for a
two-bedroom, one-bathroom unit.
"This will be a condominium-resort,"
Teitelbaum said. Owners may live in the Tortuga
year-round, or have the management company
rent the unit out for whatever period of time the
owner chooses, or the owners may handle rentals
That's because Manatee County public works of-
ficials have told Sandbar restaurant owner Ed Chiles to
halt his efforts to pump out stormwater in the area be-
cause the water was being directed down a county
sewer line (The Islander, June 25).
Inspector Rob Thomas of the MCPWD said a test
"You can handle as much or a little as you
want," he said.
Teitelbaum bought the 2.7 acre Gulf-to-bay
motel in May for $6.5 million. The property is man-
aged by ResortQuest.
Earlier this year, city officials approved the in-
terior remodeling and conversion of the existing 42
motel units into suites and construction of a new
building containing 23 new suites and a swimming
pool. The completed project will consist of a mix-
ture of efficiencies, one- and two-bedroom units and
suites, each of which will have kitchen facilities.
Construction and sale of Phase II of the project
has not yet begun.
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ing a private company to pump the water into a truck
to clear the area following heavy rains, but "that's go-
ing to be expensive."
His own pumping had drained the Sandbar parking
lot of standing water at the same time it removed the
water from the intersection.
It was a "win-win" situation for everybody because
motorists got to use the streets and Sandbar patrons had
a dry parking lot.
Now, Chiles noted, the problem may need a city
solution because Spring Lane and Spring Avenue are
city streets and there is a beach access location at the
Mayor SueLynn said she will have a meeting this
month with engineers from Baskerville-Donovan Inc.,
the city's engineering firm, along with Chiles, and pos-
sibly Public Works Director George McKay, to discuss
"But we need a long-term solution," the mayor
said. "When it floods and rains, it impacts everyone in
the area and we've got to get something done."
She said that during a recent heavy rain, she autho-
rized purchase of some materials to prevent flooding at
two residences along Spring Lane, including that of
Chiles said he was anxious to meet with the mayor
and BDI engineers.
"I'm very pleased that the mayor is trying to bring
people together to solve the problem," said Chiles,
noting the problem has been on-going at the location
At one time, solving the drainage problem in the
area was a top priority for the city.
The mayor brought a proposal to the city commis-
sion last year to fix the Spring Lane-Spring Avenue
drainage problem, but a motion to fund the project was
defeated by a 3-2 vote.
When the city's Capital Improvements Advisory
Committee formed earlier this year, it revised the pri-
ority list to address those drainage areas in the city that
could be fixed more quickly and would cost less money
than that area.
The CIAC moved the Spring Avenue-Spring Lane
problem to a second level of priority, but is expected
to seek funding for a drainage solution in that location
in the 2003-04 budget.
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THE ISLANDER M JULY 23, 2003 M PAGE 9
Bitter end for brief
By Joe Kane
Mayor Carol Whitmore has given up any hope for
a unified Holmes Beach Public Works Department
with its counterpart in the City of Anna Maria.
In a July 14 letter, Whitmore informed Anna Maria
Mayor SueLynn that the Holmes Beach City Commis-
sion, "... has elected to not proceed with consolidating
the building department."
This brief letter followed a unanimous decision
July 8 by the Holmes Beach City Commission to cease
building official services to the City of Anna Maria. It
took only four minutes for Holmes Beach Commis-
sioners to shatter Whitmore's unification dream.
Whitmore set Oct. 15 as the deadline for the city
of Anna Maria to have its own public works depart-
ment or find another resource to fulfill its needs.
"I thought the City of Holmes Beach provided you
with excellent service and the working relationship was
going well," wrote Whitmore to SueLynn. "The com-
mission must have felt otherwise."
Holmes Beach commissioners, in their unified dis-
sent over unification, expressed concern of future liti-
gation on land-use issues, as well as an already over-
worked 13-member public works staff.
Thus ends another failed attempt to consolidate the
services of the three Island cities.
Last year, all three mayors sat down to discuss
sharing building department services, but in January,
Bradenton Beach officials decided to drop out of con-
solidating services, leaving Holmes Beach and the City
of Anna Maria to attempt to reverse decades of Island
Summer camp still
open at center
Summer camp is still being offered at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center for kids in first-
Campers are welcome at the Center as early as 7
a.m. and must be picked up by 6 p.m.
This summer activities focus on an underwater
theme and gives kids an informative look at the deep-
Campers will still be traveling to a few more off-
site adventures. This week they're off to Outward
Bound and next week it's a day of fun at Sea World.
Pre-registration forms are available at the Center.
The cost to register is $15 and the summer camp cost
is $80 per week.
Camp ends Aug. 8, the week before school re-
For more information, call 778-1908.
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to tie a lanyard during a summer camp craft session. Islander Photo: Diana Bogan
E-scrap collection Saturday
In conjunction with the cities of Anna Maria,
Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach and Longboat Key,
Manatee County has organized an E-scrap waste col-
lection for Island residents.
The Manatee County Utility Operations Depart-
ment will be accepting old televisions, computer com-
ponents, fax machines, copiers, video and audio equip-
ment, small household and electronic appliances, cell
phones, battery charges, hairdryers, irons and more.
Collection will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on
July 26, at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina
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Island businesses may also dispose of E-scrap, al-
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Anna Maria Island seems to slow down a little
during the summer and the July 16 Barrier Island
Elected Officials meeting in Holmes Beach appeared
to be no exception, although Holmes Beach would
seem to differ.
City Commissioner Sandy Haas-Martens of that
city reported that the skateboard park has been an over-
The park registered 122 skaters its first week of
operation, ranging in age from 3 to 44.
"Parents and grandparents are tickled to death," she
said. "We've gotten lots of compliments on the park."
Holmes Beach City Commissioner Don Maloney
reminded officials of the Aug. 20 meeting of emer-
gency management services in Holmes Beach. City
commissioners and staff members from the Island
municipalities and Longboat Key should attend for the
latest update on what actions are required in an emer-
gency such as a hurricane.
Maloney also announced the Southwest Florida
Water Management District has grant money up to
$5,000 per project available for organizations inter-
ested in promoting water conservation or improvement.
"Last year, they gave $122,500 to neighborhood
organizations" in Florida, he said.
The Holmes Beach Civic Association got reim-
bursed some $2,000 under the Swiftmud grant plan for
its program to educate people on the proper use and
maintenance of storm drains.
In Sarasota, another organization got back $5,000
after it bought water-saving shower heads for free dis-
tribution to homes.
"Swiftmud says a lot of organizations don't apply,"
Maloney added, and he's encouraging Island organiza-
tions to take advantage of the grant.
Applications are available at Swiftmud and the
deadline for application is Oct. 1, 2003, for funding in
In other BIEO news, Longboat Key Town Com-
missioner Jeremy Whatmough said he would contact
the U.S. Coast Guard in Miami to arrange a meeting
with the BIEO to discuss bridge-opening times.
It was his understanding, however, that the Coast
Guard may have little leeway because the drawbridges
over the Intracoastal Waterway are governed by Con-
not for sale,
By Rick Catlin
Think developers aren't interested in building in
Anna Maria? Think again.
Mayor SueLynn said she was approached last
week by a real estate agent from Holmes Beach who
asked if the city was interested in selling its lot adjacent
to the Anna Maria Island Historical Society Museum
at 402 Pine Ave.
The city's public works department currently uti-
lizes the land for vehicle and equipment storage.
"He said he represented a client who was interested
in buying the land and would the city consider selling
the property?" the mayor said.
"I told him we weren't interested in selling any city
property, and no offer was even made," she said. "That
was the end of the discussion."
One Anna Maria real estate agent said the vacant
canalfront lot would be worth a minimum of $300,000,
and probably more.
"Not interested," SueLynn said.
But purchase of the city's lot might tie into a pro-
posal the mayor's heard about that some of the boat
storage/marina space at Island Marine, 412 Pine Ave.
adjacent to the museum might be developed into single
family homes atop retail businesses. The area is zoned
"It's only talk," the mayor said, and no plans have
yet been submitted for any such project.
Photographer Bonser's work will be featured
through Aug. 2.
Bonser featured at Island gallery
Bonser is the featured artist
at Island Gallery West,
5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes. (i
Beach, through Aug. 2.
Bonser is devoted to his .
photography full-time and
focuses primarily on scenes
from Manatee County. He
shoots color, black and
white and infrared film as Bonser
well as digital images.
Bonser's work can also be seen at the Anna Maria
Island Art League and the Wachovia Bank in Holmes
CME wants more
By Rick Catlin
Members of the Bradenton Beach Scenic Highway
Committee Corridor Management Entity were some-
what dismayed to learn that from an original plan to
remove 40 "No Parking" signs from city streets, a re-
vised plan submitted by Police Chief Sam Speciale
now calls for eliminating just 10 signs in the initial
That's not really "making a dent" in the prolifera-
tion of signs along the scenic highway, offered Bob
Herrington of the Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Plan-
Apparently, a number of condominiums along Gulf
Drive want the "No Parking" signs to remain, CEB
chairperson Judy Giovanelli offered.
CEB member Mollie Sandberg said maybe the city
should start enforcing its no parking ordinance, but
Giovanelli said she doesn't want Bradenton Beach to
get a "no-parking" reputation like Anna Maria.
The CEB approved a recommendation to the city
commission that two more no parking signs be re-
moved initially, both along Gulf Drive near Coquina
"At least it's a start," said Mayor John Chappie.
In other news, the CME learned that the grant pro-
posal for funding the proposed multi-use path from
Seventh Street South to the Longboat Pass Bridge on
the west side of Gulf Drive has been verbally approved
at the state level.
The grant now goes to the federal level and a de-
cision is expected in November or December.
Members also reviewed the city's sign ordinance
and suggested a letter be sent to city businesses recom-
mending that business signs be "compatible" with the
Herrington said the city could follow the lead of
Collier County, which recently outlawed all neon signs,
but Sandberg said the city isn't quite ready for that
She'll prepare a draft copy of the letter for a future
Grubbs may need
performance bond for
Anna Maria City
By Rick Catlin
Anna Maria City Attorney Jim Dye has recom-
mended that Mayor SueLynn ask the city's emergency
cleanup company, Grubbs Emergency Services Inc. of
Pasco County, for a performance and payment bond.
The suggestion comes in the wake of a personal
bankruptcy by owner John Grubbs and the bankruptcy
of Grubbs Construction Co., the parent to the emer-
gency services company.
Dye said that the bankruptcies are not a reason to
consider the contract in default, but the Grubbs contract
authorizes "the city to require the contractor to furnish
performance and payment bonds.
"The bonds are intended to be the city's security,"
If Grubbs can't produce a performance bond, Dye
further suggested the city look for a replacement
"The situation needs to be watched closely," he
said, because it appears Grubbs has large obligations to
meet and "may be losing resources to meet those obli-
If a storm hit Anna Maria requiring Grubbs to per-
form a cleanup, the company has to pay the expenses
out of its own pocket, then be reimbursed from federal
disaster funds, Dye said.
But it takes between 60 to 90 days for reimburse-
ment from the Federal Emergency Management
Agency after cleanup work is finished and Dye is con-
cerned that Grubbs might not be able to "underwrite
that lag period out of its own resources."
Although Grubbs representatives have said the
company can fulfill its obligations, Dye said that "be-
cause of the gravity of Grubbs' role during times of
disaster, it would be prudent to get assurances that it
The mayor said she had contacted Grubbs Emer-
gency Services and the company will provide her with
a copy of the form they use to purchase a performance
But the mayor said she has some "deep concerns"
The company only buys a performance bond after
it gets a job order and completes an estimate.
That's not the same thing as having a performance
and payment bond already in place, something the city
needs for its security, she noted. "So I have some dis-
comfort about the Grubbs system."
SueLynn has already contacted Manatee County
Emergency Services for a list of what companies the
county uses for emergency services work and has learned
the city could "piggy back" onto a county contract.
"We have to get this nailed down in place as
quickly as possible," she said. "It's already July."
As soon as she has all the information from the
county and Grubbs, she'll advise city commissioners
on what she believes will be the best course of action.
The public is invited to attend a meeting with
the Anna Maria Elementary School construction
project team members in the school auditorium at
4 p.m. Monday, July 28.
The project team is expected to unveil its fi-
nal design-development plans at this meeting. The
design-development plans offer more detail re-
garding the type of materials that will be used to
build the new school.
There also be a public meeting with the con-
tracted landscape planner at the school auditorium
at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 29.
For more information, call 708-5525.
Bank collecting school supplies
The First National Bank of Manatee at 5324 Gulf
Drive in Holmes Beach is collecting school supplies
through July 30 for distribution this year to area schools
and needy students.
Items such as pens, pencils, erasers, unused note-
books, blank paper, crayons and rulers may be donated,
a bank spokesperson said.
Dancers Kaylee Hamp and Emma Terry struck a
final pose with dance teacher Sara Tanner at their
dance recital held at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center in May.
Karen Bell re-appointed
to federal fish panel
By Joe Kane
What's a nice gal like Karen Bell doing hanging
out with bureaucrats?
For five days last week, Bell was in Naples listen-
ing to and discussing ways to protect the threatened
fishing industry in Gulf of Mexico waters.
This was not just any run of the mill motor-mouth
marathon. These were 17 dedicated individuals ap-
pointed to manage the fishery resources in the Gulf.
On June 27, Bell was re-appointed by U. S. Secre-
tary of Commerce Don Evans to another three-year
term to the Gulf of Mexico FMC.
As the Florida fishing industry representative, Bell
meets with her counterparts from each of the other Gulf
coast states of Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and
At these meetings, which are convened at a coastal
community every other month, representatives from
the recreational and commercial fishing interests and
federal and state agencies ponder seemingly insoluble
And if you think their task is not daunting, consider
the latest catastrophe some people feel awaits our Is-
On Sunday a barge carrying the first 7.5 million-
gallon load of wastewater from the Piney Point phos-
phate plant left Port Manatee. When the barge "New
York" reached 120 miles out in the Gulf it began to
discharge the wastewater containing cobalt, lead, iron,
nickel, radium and titanium.
For the next five months, the barge is expected to
dump some 200 million gallons of this "toxic cocktail"
west of the Island.
It's no surprise fishermen and scientists are seri-
ously worried that these mega-nutrients could spawn
red tide and devastate the Gulf's marine life.
"I don't think anyone is happy over this," said Bell.
"But it's the only feasible solution. It could be worse
if this wastewater spilled in the estuaries. But it's scary
to hear officials say it won't impact on the fishing in-
To Bell, who likes nothing better than a challenge,
serving on this federal panel is but one of her many
She manages A. P. Bell Fish House, Cortez's larg-
est employer. A third-generation Cortezian, she is also
treasurer of Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage, an
organization dedicated to preserving Cortez's unique
flavor, and property owner of the FISH Preserve, 95-
acres of uplands and wetlands just east of Cortez on
Sarasota Bay, near Star Fish Company Seafood Mar-
ket and Dockside Restaurant, which Bell co-owns. She
and a legion of supporters also put on the annual Feb-
ruary Cortez fishing and art festival.
"It's a great honor to be re-appointed to this panel,"
said Bell. "Whatever I can do to help, I am eager to do."
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Vandals strike sea turtle nests again
Suzi Fox of Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch is sad,
depressed and, finally, mad as hell.
Vandals have struck a total of six turtle nests in
three weeks.on the beach in Holmes Beach. Previous
damage amounted mostly to removed and damaged
markers, but this time the culprits were apparently dig-
ging for turtle eggs.
Fox is mad enough to up the reward for informa-
tion leading to the vandals arrest to what she hopes will
amount to $1,000 by presstime. To report information
on the disturbances call Fox at 778-5638, or the
Holmes Beach Police Department at 708-5804.
The nest at the beach end of 30th Street vandalized
this week was adopted by the Bradenton Beach Club
and adoptive "parents" pay $100 for that honor. Fox
said that if BBC doesn't care to add to the reward
money, AMITW will use funds from its adoption pro-
gram to entice neighbors to keep a watch or to encour-
age someone with knowledge of the nest distrubances
to come forward.
The location of the current rash of vandalism has
been north of 29th Street to about 40th Street, in the
area near the Manatee Public Beach.
Stakes were knocked down and, although there has
been no evidence of poaching, someone poked a stake
into the area around one of the nests.
Fox said juveniles were observed on the beach,
three girls and two boys, but law enforcement was not
present between midnight and 3 a.m. when they esti-
mate the damage was done.
"They pulled stake markers and there was evidence
they attempted to find the nest, which, unfortunately, is
due to hatch at any time.
"It was already compromised," Fox said, "so we
didn't want to dig further to see if it was OK. It's best
to give it a week or two, but I'm surprised they didn't
harm the eggs or uncover the hatchlings. Apparently
they didn't reach the clutch containing the eggs."
Violators are subject to up to 60 days imprison-
ment or may be fined up to $500, or both, plus an ad-
ditional penalty of $100 for each sea turtle egg de-
stroyed 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,
Joanna Johnston, 17, of Hudson, Wisc., is interning
for several weeks with Anna Maria Island Turtle
Watch this summer, and hoping for a career in
zoology when she heads to college. She is shown
here verifying a nest with AMITW director Suzi Fox.
Islander Photo: Jo Ann Meilner
or (star) FWC from a mobile phone.
If you observe a disoriented, stranded or injured
turtle or hatchlings on Anna Maria Island, call the
Turtle Watch emergency cell phone, 232-1405.
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., -' The sixth turtle nest in
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Bradenton Beach Mayor Katie Pierola and Island
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which would make it the largest single-family residence
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Elementary school construction meeting, update
The public is invited to attend a meeting with the
Anna Maria Elementary School construction project
team at 4 p.m. Monday, July 28, and with the landscape
planner at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, both at the
The project team has agreed to unveil at the first
meeting its final design-development plans, which of-
fer more detail regarding the type of materials that will
be used to build the new school, at the meeting.
Meanwhile, the construction team has continued
with its weekly progress meetings.
Maria Fascheris, the community representative to
the construction team, said that plans are moving for-
ward to complete the summer work needed to start
school Aug. 11. The music and technology portables
are slated to be moved this week although a time has
not been set to replace the basketball court.
Fascheris said the team is reconsidering where to
locate the communication tower. The initial relocation
site would have placed it in the middle of the new play
area, she said.
The gazebo will need to be moved to the grassy
area beside the school parking lot temporarily so that
it may still be used as a shelter for students during pick-
up and drop-off times.
Fascheris said that the team has asked the land-
scape consultant to begin public meetings for input on
shading the play area as soon as possible.
The team plans to meet with representatives from
three playground equipment vendors to address rein-
stalling the equipment that was removed several weeks
ago and Fascheris requested that the community be
notified when they plan to visit the campus.
She indicated that there are no plans to remove oak'
trees, although numerous palm trees are being trans-
planted to an area closer to the bayfront.
Facheris also said the project team has not budged
Joseph Jay Banyas
Joseph Jay Banyas, 40, of Bradenton Beach, died
Born in Bradenton, Mr. Banyas was a lifelong resi-
dent of Manatee County. He was a boat captain with
Cargill Corp., Ft. Lauderdale. he was a graduate of
Bayshore High School and Chapman's Sea School.
Visitation was July 21 and services July 22. Me-
morial contributions may be made to Hospice of South-
west Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238.
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island Chapel, is in
charge of arrangements.
said these live
oak trees will
Homes Jr., on
right in the
on the design of the roof, as discussed at the first pub-
lic work meeting. She was told it was not an option and
there would be no change to the flat-roof design.
There may be changes to the construction team,
though. Fascheris said there has been some consideration
to add two new members to the team because, she was
told, "The community has a difference in concerns and we
need to be sure everyone is represented."
Fascheris said she asked that there be a community
meeting to select the new representation.
He is survived by brothers Michael of Bradenton
and John of Cortez; and mother Patricia of Cortez.
Elizabeth 'Liz' Cushing Sayer
Elizabeth "Liz" Cushing Sayer, 58, of Dayton,
Tenn., and formerly Holmes Beach, died May 30.
Born in Exeter, N.H., Mrs. Sayer was instrumen-
tal in the effort to bring beach renourishment to the Is-
land in 1992-93. She was an accountant.
Memorial services were June 1 in Dayton.
Robert J. Whyte
Robert J. Whyte, 80, of Holmes Beach, died July
Born in Ithaca, N.Y., Mr. Whyte came to Manatee
County from Freeville, N.Y., 18 years ago. He was the
Finally, she said the developmental-design plans
are only 50 percent completed and will be finished in
September or October, contrary to statements made at
the June 14 meeting.
Once the plans are complete, they will be sent to
the school board for a "final blessing" and construction
should begin in December.
For more information, call the school at 708-5525,
or the school district construction services office at
owner of R.J. Whyte & Sons service station for 30
years. He served in the U.S. Army Airborne during
World War II. He was a member of Elks Lodge 1511,
Bradenton, American Legion Kirby Stewart Post 24,
Bradenton, and was the fire chief for Freeville Fire
Department. He was Methodist.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lighthouse for
the Blind of Manasota, 7318 Tamiami Trail N.,
Sarasota FL 34243. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Is-
land Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Monica P. of Holmes
Beach; daughter Jill Ferguson of Dryden, N.Y.; sons
Jack and James, both of Freeville; sister Margaret
Greenwood of Ithaca; seven grandchildren; and eight
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The long and winding code
By Rick Catlin
Wanted in Anna Maria:
City residents with two years of free time. Must
be able to read volumes upon volumes of Florida
land-use and development regulations without fall-
ing asleep, and possess the ability to understand
what you've read. Also be able to meet monthly for
several hours with like-minded individuals, listen to
public complaints about land use in the city, and
make intelligent decisions about Anna Maria's com-
prehensive plan and the material you've just spent
three weeks reading.
No pay involved.
That's the task facing anyone who volunteers for
Anna Maria's ad hoc committee to review and up-
date the city's comprehensive plan by March 2005,
as mandated by the State of Florida.
"It's not going to be easy," said Tony Arrant, the
man hired by Anna Maria to guide that committee
through the update process and meet state require-
In fact, the city is already three months behind
in planning, said Arrant at a combined city commis-
sion-planning and zoning board meeting June 24.
"So we need to move forward quickly," said
Mayor SueLynn, who will make the actual appoint-
ments to the committee subject to commission ap-
Because it's going to be an "ad hoc" committee,
City Attorney Jim Dye said its meetings will be more
informal than a board or committee constituted by
the city charter or commission..
That doesn't mean the committee's work will be
any easier, said Arrant.
There will be a lot of "reading homework" for
committee members along with discussion meetings
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"walk the committee through the process to end up
with a complete and updated plan," not to rewrite the
plan for the city.
If that's what Anna Maria wants, hire a profes-
sional planner for the city, he said.
"But I will be working with you and walk you
through the process," he said.
Arrant cautioned that anyone volunteering for
the committee should expect monthly meetings the
next two years and be prepared for a lot of reading,
review and discussion of recommendations.
"I come in with the data and present it. I give
you options, you make the decision," said Arrant.
The committee will make land-use recommenda-
tions to the planning and zoning board for approval
and subsequent recommendation to the city commis-
"It's a two-year commitment and it's going to be
a lot of work," he said, and if the city doesn't have
people who can devote enough time to the process,
it can always hire a professional planner to prepare
"So, who is going to buy into this process?" he
Apparently, planning and zoning board members
Dale Woodland and Charles Canniff bought the pro-
cess, volunteering immediately for the committee.
"It sounds kind of exciting," said Canniff.
That's because you haven't done it before, said
City Commissioner Chuck Webb, who went through
the process while an attorney for Broward County.
SueLynn suggested the committee be composed
of two members from P&Z, one city commissioner,
three members of the public preferably with some
planning experience and possibly one city staff
Whoever is on the committee will "need to be
flexible and good team players," said the mayor.
Chuck White volunteered as a member of the
public, noting he had served on planning boards for
more than 10 years in New York.
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Trolley sign, shelter
proposal back to
the drawing board
It's one step forward, two steps back for the
members of the Bradenton Beach Scenic High-
Committee members had hammered out a
proposal for modified covered Manatee Trolley
stations in the city, plus signage to commemorate
any businesses which offered to erect the struc-
tures at their expense along Gulf Drive.
But when Scenic Highway Committee Chair
Judy Giovanelli presented the proposals to the -
city commission, the plan was sent back to the
committee for further review and refinement.
"We're trying to get rid of signs in the city,
now you want to put more signs up?" City Com-
missioner Anna O'Brien asked.
"We voted for Plexiglas-enclosed shelters in
the past," said Vice Mayor Bill Arnold. "Now
you've come back to us with a new design. How
many shelters will there be?"
Commissioners eventually agreed to send
both signs and shelters back to the scenic high-
way committee for "creation of rules, regulations
and procedures for donation of shelters and
he and the mayor live together, Dye said that be-
cause it's an ad hoc committee that only makes rec-
ommendations, there's no conflict of interest. In
addition, the mayor no longer has a vote on the city
SueLynn said she would speak to prospective
members and have a list of recommended commit-
tee members to the city commission for approval at
its July 24 meeting.
The organizational meeting of the comprehen-
sive plan review committee was tentatively sched-
uled for 6 p.m. July 30.
Following its organization, the committee will
schedule another meeting as a public forum to take
citizen input on land development in the city before
proceeding with actual review of the comprehensive
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Island youth work on healthy summer fitness
By Diana Bogan
It's fun, it's healthy and it's a safe place for kids to
spend time. The place fit for kids this summer is the
Island Fitness Center in Holmes Beach.
Certified personal-trainer Jason Gerhart has been
helping Island youth stay active with a fitness class
especially designed for school-age children.
Gerhart said the program focuses on strengthening
and supporting a wide range of muscle groups and
skills, including coordination and balance.
For an hour and a half Monday, Wednesday and
Friday, parents can use the gym facilities, or perhaps
enjoy some quiet time, while their kids play competi-
tive games and participate in races, drills and maneu-
ver obstacle courses aimed at improving agility, speed
and aerobic endurance.
It's an opportunity to encourage kids to be active
and live a healthy lifestyle.
Seven-year old Giorgio Gomez said he likes the
workouts because he is "getting stronger muscles." He
and his 3-year old sister Isabella take the morning class
together. She says she likes Jason best. Oh, and add
using the hula-hoop to her list of favorite activities
Gerhart stressed that the fitness classes are not
geared just toward boys and that girls are encouraged
Ten-year old Jill Bouziane said she would encour-
age other girls to join the class. "It's fun. I'm getting
stronger and it's more than just running around. It's a
Gerhart spends the first part of the session doing
exercises such as squats and jumping jacks before
moving onto drills that send the kids hopping, jumping
and running in place. He also tests their reaction time
by tossing a ball into the mix. Finally, the last 45 min-
utes are spent playing games that increase reflexes and
Gerhart is more than just a personal trainer; he is
a tri-athlete and a lifeguard.
He hopes to offer kids even more opportunities
such as a surfing class at the local beach, although plans
are still in the works.
In the meantime, kids are still welcome to increase
their fitness levels and boost their energy before hitting
the books when school resumes next month.
Walk-ins are welcome at $10 per session or parents.
can reserve a spot for their children by calling 778-
The Island Fitness Center also offers a one-on-one
personal training program for Island teens.
Glenn Bower, 9, Giorgio Gomez, 7, and Grant Bower, 7, are enthusiastic when it comes to fitness. All three
have been participating in the Island Fitness Center's summer kids program, which is designed to improve
coordination, strength and balance. Islander Photos: Diana Bogan
Gomez, 7, and Jill
Bouziane, 10, are
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Bower, 9, and his
scoring a goal during
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Teen fitness: one Islander's success story
By Diana Bogan
When summer started, Andrew Prudente is the first
to admit that yes, he was a couch potato.
If you're meeting the 15-year-old from Anna Maria
for the first time, that may be hard to believe, given his
newfound dedication to exercise.
While many teenagers relish sleeping late all sum-
mer long, Prudente is up, out of the house and at the
gym by 7 a.m. for a one-on-one personalized workout
with Island Fitness trainer Jason Gerhart.
It was with great reluctance that Prudente says he
began his training sessions with Gerhart. His mom,
Sue, a regular visitor to the gym, signed her son up for
training sessions because she wanted him to get in
"At first I didn't really like it," Prudente admitted,
"but now that I see what it can do for me I'm really
And Gerhart is the first to praise Prudente's dedi-
cation. "He is totally committed. He comes in early and
Prudente's attitude took a change toward the posi-
tive as he began to shed a few pounds and gain muscle
he didn't have before.
Prudente works out with Gerhart every other day
doing cardiovascular exercises, speed training, and
"I wasn't really active in any other sports,"
Prudente said. "I stay motivated because it feels good
to get pumped and get a good workout."
Personal trainer Jason Gerhart, right, has helped
turned a once self-admitted "couch potato, Andrew
Prudente, into a fitness enthusiast. Prudente teamed
up with Gerhart in this summer's teen fitness
program at the Island Fitness Center in Holmes
Beach. Islander Photos: Diana Bogan
And it doesn't hurt that his mom is also a "great
influence" for him. She comes to the gym with him and
does her own workout.
"If it wasn't for her, I don't think he'd be here,"
Gerhart said he has seen vast improvements since
Prudente began his first session. He is getting faster at
doing shuttle runs, has made strength gains and his
balance and speed have gone way up the charts.
"He's got a lot further than I thought he would,"
admits Gerhart. "And, I've seen a boost in his self-con-
Prudente is hooked on more than just his video
games now. He attended basketball camp this summer
and said he hopes to continue his morning workouts
after school starts in the fall.
"I'd definitely recommend other teens try it," he
said. "It's important to get healthy and growing up you
should be healthy."
Prudente said he finds that he spends more time out
of the house than he used to and that he has definitely
seen an increase in his energy level.
He likes working with Gerhart because in addition
to being "a really nice great guy, he never lets you quit.
He pushes you all the way so you get the job done."
Gerhart said he enjoys working with teens and
even recommends friends sign up for sessions together.
Gerhart lives what he teaches. He is not only a cer-
tified personal trainer, but also a tri-athlete. He is an
American Red Cross-certified first responder and life-
guard. And he has had training in first aid and life sav-
Gerhart is one of several personal trainers at the
Island Fitness Center that will work with teens on de-
veloping a fitness regimen or work on skills to help
enhance their performance in an individual sport.
For more information on the teen program, call
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Faber attended the University of Maryland, earning a
bachelor's degree in Information Systems Management
and an associate degree in business administration.
To reach Faber, call 778-7777.
A hearty second anniversary
Longboat Cardiology recently celebrated its
second anniversary at its 5650 Gulf of Mexico
Drive location on Longboat Key. From left, staff
members Misti Morris, Heather Soper and owners
Dr. Colleen Healy and husband Todd Davis get
together for the occasion. Islander Photo: Cour-
tesy of Dr. Colleen Healy
very healthy in second year
Longboat Key cardiologist Dr. Colleen Healy and
husband Todd Davis and her staff recently celebrated
the second anniversary of Longboat Cardiology at
5650 Gulf of Mexico Drive on Longboat Key.
Dr. Healy and Todd had dreamed of their own
practice for a number of years while she was working
at the Sarasota Heart Center, and when the opportunity
came up to purchase the current building and design
their own offices, the couple jumped.
Dr. Healy designed the interior herself to produce
a soothing atmosphere that is part of the healing pro-
cess itself, she said.
"I just wanted patients to feel this is a comforting
place to come," Dr. Healy said.
The atmosphere at Longboat Cardiology is one of
care and concern and Dr. Healy and the staff take time
to get to know their patients and listen to their concerns.
Longboat Cardiology has a full range of testing
equipment available and is currently accepting new
patients. Medicare is accepted.
For more information, call 383-7300.
Laundry Lady comes clean
After 16 years as the "Laundry Lady" of the
Holmes Beach Coin Laundromat in the Island Shop-
ping Center, Judy Donahue is hanging her customers'
shirts and blouses out to dry and folding them up for the
last time on July 30. She's retiring.
"I'm really going to miss all my regulars," said
Donahue, who is turning over the reins of the business
to another lady.
"It's been a great 16 years and I've met so many
wonderful people. I even have regulars come from
Judy Donahue has operated her own wash-and-
fold laundry service for the past 16 years at the
Holmes Beach Coin Laundromat in the Island
Shopping Center and is retiring July 30. Islander
Photo: Rick Catlin
Longboat Key because there are no laundromats there,"
Judy's wash-and-fold service allowed customers to
drop off dirty laundry in the morning, then pick it up
later washed, dried, separated and folded to perfection.
But after 16 years, Judy just figured "it's time to
retire to spend time with my grandchildren and hus-
"I do want to thank all my customers. They are
wonderful people and I hope they keep coming to the
laundromat," she said.
Grease coming to 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 to 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 are encouraged to
bring chairs and blankets for seating and ample park-
ing is available at Coquina Beach with the free Mana-
tee Trolley providing a lift from there and throughout
the Island to Bridge Street.
Mike Faber has joined the
Re/Max Gulfstream family at
the company's Island office at
401 Manatee Ave., Holmes
Originally from the Balti-
more-Washington D.C., area,
Island resident Neil Young won a free hamburger a
day for the next year from Brian's Sunnyside Up
Cafe in the S&S Shopping Plaza in Holmes Beach
after he ate the 25,000th burger cooked at Brian's.
Islander Photo: Courtesy of Brian's.
Island real estate sales
117 Seventh St. N., Bradenton Beach, 35 Bay
View Terrace, a 594 sfla lbed/lbath condo built in
1973, was sold 5/2/03, Sharp to Booth, for $185,000;
1301 Bay Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, 4-B Bay
Watch, a 1,079 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1982,
was sold 4/28/03, Kostegian to Bowes, for $350,000;
1801 Gulf Dr.. Bradenton Beach, 284 Runaway
Bay, a 1,080 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1978, was
sold 5/2/03. Avendishian to Stellas, for $249,000.
210 65th St., Holmes Beach, a 1,666 sfla 3bed/
2bath/2car home built in 1976 on an 86x105 lot, was
sold 4/29/03, Fabinsky to RNM Ltd., for $425,000.
240 Willow, Anna Maria, a 75x139 canal lot, was
sold 5/1/03, Taylor to Marnie, for $300,000.
405 Bay Palms, Holmes Beach, a 1,124 sfla 2bed/
2bath/lcar home built in 1968 on an 80x100 lot, was
sold 5/1/03, Maughan to Solberg, for $315,000.
411 Poinsettia, Anna Maria, a canalfront 3bed/
2bath/lcar 1152 sfla home built in 1972 on a 75xl 14
lot, was sold 5/2/03, Babcock to Stoltzfus, for
$475,000; list $485,000.
510 Key Royale Dr., Holmes Beach, a canalfront
1,441 sfla 2bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1960 on a
96x101 lot, was sold 5/2/03, Rand to Fetters, for
$380,000; list $399,900.
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broker, 778-1222, exclusively for The Islander. Copy-
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Cortezians play high-stakes poker
By Joe Kane
Cortezians, noted for their shrewdness, may have
met their match.
Less than a month after directors of the Florida
Institute for Saltwater Heritage rejected an offer from
the Southwest Florida Water Management District to
purchase its FISH Preserve, both sides will meet again
And this time representatives from Swiftmud are
playing their cards close to their chest, not revealing
what their counteroffer contains.
"We don't have any specific proposal," said
Michael Molligan, spokesperson for Swiftmud. "We're
there to answer their questions."
According to Molligan, "folks from the land-acqui-
sition department will be at that meeting."
Just three weeks ago, former Manatee County
Commissioner Ed Chance, one of the 11 board mem-
bers of Swiftmud, said his agency is very interested in
retaining FISH as the owner of the Preserve.
This reaction from Chance came one week after
FISH members, agreed to refuse an offer of S600,000)
from Sw iftmnud for the FISH Preserve.
FISH directors, in a rare spirit of unanimity, on
June 12 rejected any consideration of giving up the
ownership of the FISH Preserve.
The FISH Preserve, 95 acres of wetlands just east
of Cortez on Sarasota Bay, is critical to protecting the
commercial fishing community from rapidly encroach-
ing development, and is not for sale, they said.
Rebuffed by FISH directors, Swiftmud will undoubt-
edly return to sound out the wily members of FISH.
"We love Swiftmud," said Thomas "Blue" Fulford,
a leader in the battle to reject Swiftmud's original of-
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The contest is a major fundraiser for the American
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one vote for each dollar they raise for the society.
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Dr. Dave plays his birthday party at D.Coy Ducks
By Preston Whaley Jr.
It's always good to have a rock 'n' roll band play
at your birthday party, even if it's your band and your
Last Wednesday was Dave Ferguson's birthday.
And even though he wasn't broadcasting the news, the
word got out.
The Dr. Dave Band was playing at D.Coy Ducks
in Holmes Beach and quite a few friends and fans
showed up to celebrate with the lead guitarist.
Cards and gifts were shared and three birthday
cakes were devoured.
And judging by the whooping, hollering and danc-
ing, everyone had a good time.
High energy and good times are what the Dr. Dave
Band is all about.
The group's musicians are experienced, quick and
versatile. They blend a gamut of musical styles.
Islander and fan Johnny Delvizo says, "I love 'em
for their diversity of bluegrass, country and rock. I
think they're one of the better bands around here."
Ferguson calls the group's music "country-grass
rock." The label works and the band plays it with
A lot of musical voices come together to create the
Ferguson is a multi-instrumentalist and, at his best,
a blues-based, gritty singer. He plays acoustic and elec-
tric rhythm-and-lead guitar, banjo, fiddle and blues
harp. He's good at all of them.
He says that at age 15, after learning three or four
chords, he started performing in high school bands
playing Beatles tunes and "Louie Louie."
His first gig was a Sunday afternoon teenage dance
at an American Legion hall in Indiana. The band was
paid $20. Ferguson said each member "got $5 and all
the girls liked us. And I said, 'This is the thing for me.'"
He's been at it ever since.
Whether solo or in a band, for 35 years Ferguson
has always done his own thing and he's always been
the featured talent.
Kathy Velinoff is Ferguson's fiance and plays
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Left to right, band members Dana Parsons, Dr. Dave Ferguson, Kathy Velinoff and Todd Cook. Islander
Photo: Preston Whaley Jr.
mandolin for the group. "When you live with a musi-
cian who plays all the time," she says, "you better learn
to play yourself if you don't want to spend a lot of time
She's self taught and has been playing for two
years. At 49, she says she never thought she'd be
adding mandolin chords and finger-picking flavor in
a band. But she says, "I practice every day. It's great.
We [the band] give a lot of energy and get a lot
Originally from Marshall, Mich., band member
Todd Cook moved to the Tampa Bay Area in 1982. He
now lives in Bradenton.
He's thumped the bass for 25 years in garage bands
and also for high-profile, high-pressure acts like the
Turtles, Three Dog Night, Shirley Austin Reedes and
Cook toured the east coast for 18 months with
Tomorrow's Party, which opened for Hootie and the
Blowfish and Dave Mathews.
Cook met Ferguson at a Bucs game last year and
didn't hesitate to audition when he heard the band
needed a bass player. "It's the funniest band I've ever
been in," he says. "It's laid back and Dave has a good
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Island-area radio station still organizing
By Preston Whaley Jr.
The West Bay Neighborhood
Association's radio committee, a group dedi-
cated to starting up a new low-power neighbor-
hood radio station LPFM 96.7 met July
16 at Fogertyville Cafe in Bradenton to report
on the progress of organizing activities and to.
plan future ones.
Of the 10 participants in attendance, seven
Committee member/Anna Maria City resi-
dent Charley Canniff announced a possible set-
back for the station.
He said the Federal Communications
Commission's mapping coordinates of 27 de-
grees 30 hours 24 minutes north latitude and 82
degrees 40 hours 48 minutes west longitude,
place the prospective station's antenna in the
middle of a mangrove wetland.
"When I saw where it was," Caniff said, "I
thought it was a cruel joke by the FCC," be-
Dr. Dave celebrates in style
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 18
Both Cook and drummer Randy Hardison say
they enjoy the challenge of the Dr. Dave Band.
"We're both rock players and now we're also play-
ing country and bluegrass, which is different," says
He explains most of the bluegrass is in the key
of "G," "the key of God, and it's kind of fun."
And Cook pumps out bass like a locomotive.
Hardison, who lives in St. Petersburg and joined]
the group two months ago, says, "Other bands have
tedious set lists, but Dave takes lots of requests. We
have a song list, but it's much looser. Dave calls the
songs and it's off we go. It's sink or swim. I love it."
Hardison's drums weren't amplified last
Wednesday and consequently he was a little over-
powered but he's got the timing and the chops to
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cause the area is inaccessible.
However, WBNA board member Glenn Bonaker
quickly piped in that he thought the FCC coordinates
were approximate and that the commission would
allow a leeway within a one-mile radius.
WBNA member Dave Beaton agreed with
Bonaker, in part, because the FCC assigned the As-
sembly of Christian Churches' competing applica-
tion a different location for the same frequency -
Moreover, if the church organization and Rev.
Justino Almodovar agree to cooperate with the
WBNA for a mixed-use station, then "we can use
their coordinates," said Beaton, provided they're not
underwater, too, of course.
Beaton passed around a letter he plans to send to
the Almodovar and the ACC asking a second time if
they will work with the WBNA on a mixed-use sta-
Almodovar previously refused the West
Bradenton committee's attempt at forging a partner-
keep the band rolling.
Using a Stratocaster (squire model), Dana Par-
sons plays clean, hot lead. He and Ferguson play off
of each other and occasionally harmonize guitar
The band cultivates harmonies and Ferguson
says working out vocal harmonies takes more time
than anything else. And on songs like the Pure Prai-
rie League's "Amy," and some others, they do a fine
Everyone in the band has a day job. Cook builds
hearing aids for Ear Tech. Hardison is a federal se-
curity screener at the Tampa International Airport.
Parsons is a machinist by trade and Velinoff owns
and operates Captain John's Marina in Cortez.
Ferguson has a doctorate in educational leadership,
teaches at Nova University and works for the Mana-
tee County School Board.
Until about 15 months ago, Ferguson was a solo
act. He says those days were "more financially re-
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Other discussion focused on ideas for orga-
nization and activities, including the possibility
of a door-to-door survey of potential listeners
combined with a fundraising effort.
Several committee members volunteered to
take on tasks between this meeting and the next.
Canniff agreed to work on the LPFM 96.7
Beaton offered to check-the station's e-mail,
send the ACC letter, and follow-up on obtaining
the WBNA's federal identification number.
He'll also consult with Prometheus Radio about
the antenna location.
Several members agreed to work on the lis-
Plans are going forward for a station
fundraiser to be held somewhere on Anna Maria
Island on Nov. 22. Featured musicians will in-
clude Panama Red and Louise Taylor for a sug-
gested admission fee of $20.
The next radio committee meeting will be at
the Fogertyville Cafe at 6 p.m. Aug. 21.
warding, but it's much more musically rewarding to
have live musicians in a band."
It's true. Sequencers and drum machines can't
communicate the presence or the passion of a live
And Dr. Dave Band fans reciprocate.
Fan Jeanette Mika said, "Honestly, I came down
from Hackensack, Minn., population 150 -just
to see Dr. Dave."
Calling himself Hot Rod Holler, another fan
said, "I love these guys. They're the best on the Is-
Looking ahead, Ferguson says the group will be
rehearsing more often for future shows. He's also
putting together material for a CD he'd like to re-
lease this year in December.
In the meantime, you can join the Dr. Dave
Band's high-energy fun this Wednesday at D.Coy
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Wednesday, July 23
6 p.m. Family storytime at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
Thursday, July 24
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jewelry trunk show and sum-
mer tea party at Amy Dodge Aveda Salon and Spa,
5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information:
Noon to 4 p.m. AARP driver refresher course at
the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 776-1158.
Friday, July 25
Noon to 4 p.m. AARP driver refresher course at
the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 776-1158.
Saturday, July 26
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. E-scrap waste collection at
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 795-3423. Free for all Island resi-
dents. Fee applies for business owners.
10:30 a.m. "Digging into Sarasota's Past" with
Dan Hughes at the Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary, 1708
Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota. Information: 388-
Sunday, July 27
5 to 9 p.m. Unplugged with Billy Rice at the
House of Pizza
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Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.
Tuesday, July 29
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 Dance" children's pro-
gram with the Kuumba Dance Company at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-6341 or 778-1908.
Wednesday, July 30
6 p.m. Family storytime at the Island Branch Li-
brary, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
Summer Camp at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, through
Aug. 8. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
"Kingdom Capers" vacation Bible school at the
Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria,
through July 25. Information: 778-0719. 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.
Photography by John Bonser at Island Gallery
West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, through Aug. 2.
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Teens plan garage sale
Hey kids! It's time to rid your closets and
drawers of the clothes you don't wear anymore.
Back-to-school shopping days are right around
the comer and you have to make room for your
new school fashions, right?
Do some end-of-summer cleaning and drop
off your clothes at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center garage sale to benefit the Center's
teen program. Every item of clothing will be sold
for 50 cents in hopes of raising money for an
upcoming teen camping trip.
Donated clothing must be clean and in good
Additionally, if you have other items that you
want to pass along, there will be "lots" for rent, both
in the gym and outdoors. Space can be rented for
$5 and participants can set their own sale prices and
pocket 100 percent of the proceeds.
The community garage sale will take place
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at the
Center located at 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
For more information, call 778-1908.
Beginner's Goddess Dance at SHAPES in
Bradenton July 31.
Antique and Collectable show at Sarasota Mu-
nicipal Auditorium Aug. 1-3.
Safe-boating class with the Anna Maria Island
Power Squadron Aug. 2.
Gulf Coast Writers meeting at the Island Branch
Library Aug. 4.
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
July 7, 1900 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Park, grand
theft. Two women were arrested after a witness re-
ported seeing them steal an unattended beach bag.
July 12, 1301 Gulf Drive N., Silver Surf Motel
parking lot, alcohol violation. Three teenagers were
given a notice to appear for possession of alcohol un-
der the age of 21. According to the report, the teens
were spotted by a police officer as they were heading
to the beach with open beer containers.
July 12, 2400 block of Avenue B, disorderly in-
toxication. According to the report, a woman called
officers after her daughter's ex-boyfriend refused to
allow someone to drive him home. According to the
report, officers called a cab to take the man home be-
cause he was too intoxicated to drive and advised him
that if he did not stay home until he was sober, he could
be arrested for disorderly intoxication. According to the
report, the cab driver reported that the man refused to
continue the ride home and officers later found him at
Sports Lounge, where he was arrested for disorderly
July 12, 2218 Gulf Drive N., Sand Pebble Motel,
burglary. A woman reported her purse stolen from her
July 12, 1007 Gulf Drive N., Summer Sands con-
dominiums, criminal mischief. A woman reported that
the doors to her new vehicle were scratched.
July 13, 116 Bridge St., Sports Lounge, battery.
According to the report, officers were called after a
customer, who refused to leave when asked, punched
the bartender in the face. According to the report, the
man and his girlfriend were outside the bar when of-
ficers arrived and were causing a disturbance. The
man was arrested for battery and the woman was
arrested for disorderly conduct. According to the
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Holmes Beach police are still investigating a
series of vandalism incidents involving BB guns
that plagued the city in March and April, Holmes
Beach Police Lt. Dale Stephenson said.
Since the investigation was launched and a
reward was offered for information leading to an
arrest, however, there have been no further BB
gun assaults, he said.
In an unrelated incident, Su's Hair Salon in
the Island Shopping Center was burglarized last
week with a small amount of cash and a stereo
taken. There were no signs of forced entry and the
shop has only one entrance, the owner said. A
similar burglary took place last year at the salon.
It was the first burglary in the central business
district since a suspect was arrested in April for
a series of business burglaries that occurred the
previous months in the area.
which was injured at some unknown point and it did
not survive its injuries.
July 11, 2900 block of Gulf Drive, information.
According to the report, a tenant who saw his landlord
exiting his apartment called officers. Due to an ongo-
ing legal battle, apparently the landlord cannot be in the
apartment without proper notice.
July 12, 100 block of 47th Street, theft. According
to the report, $180 worth of paint was stolen from a
July 13, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn, battery. A
man was arrested after he reportedly returned to the bar
after receiving a trespass warning earlier the same
evening. According to the report, when he returned to
the bar, he attacked his wife and beat up his brother-in-
law and was charged with two counts of domestic bat-
tery in addition to violating the trespass.
July 13, 6800 block of Holmes Boulevard, tres-
pass. A woman reported finding an unknown male
asleep in a rental unit she was preparing for a new ten-
ant. According to the report, the man left before offic-
ers arrived and could not be located.
July 13, 3902 Gulf Drive, West Coast Surf Shop,
shoplifting. According to the report, an employee
caught a man trying to shoplift a swimsuit.
July 13, 3900 East Bay Drive, Publix, forgery. A
man was arrested for passing a series of forged checks.
According to the report, the man admitted that he re-
ceived the forged checks from someone else, who has
been paying him 25 percent of the check value for cash-
July 15, 5320 Gulf Drive, Su's Hair Salon, bur-
glary. According to the report, a stereo and less than
$100 was stolen from the salon.
July 15, 4800 block of Second Avenue, theft. A
woman reported a stuffed sailfish that hung outside her
July 15, 3700 block of Gulf Drive, theft. A woman
reported a letter stolen from her mailbox.
July 16, 6700 block of Gulf Drive, theft. A man
reported the propeller missing from his boat's motor.
July 16,4000 block of Gulf Drive, theft. A woman
reported her bicycle stolen.
July 17, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn, battery.
According to the report, a woman was escorted out
of the bar by the bartender after exposing herself
below the waist to the other customers. While at-
tempting to take her into custody according to the
Marchman Act, the officer reported the woman be-
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the woman admitted to taking an "eight-ball" of co-
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Tales from afar reflect what's happening' here
"No matter where you go, there you are" is a
phrase that always seems to come true in my travels
even into the wilds of Connecticut.
Traffic: Just as jammed as Orlando during rush-
People: Just as numerous as on the Island during
Ambiance: Mystic is like a sculpted Cortez, minus
the village charm.
As tourists, we did a lot of touristy things in Con-
necticut. The Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk was a lot
like the aquarium at Mote Marine, minus the science
but with an IMAX theater. The seals were fun, and I
liked the boat-building gallery, where people can cre-
ate their own vessels under the supervision of trained
The Mystic Aquarium was a joy, with penguins
and beluga whales and sea lions and all kinds of other
marine critters. The whales were weird looking for
someone used to dolphins: maybe 25 feet long, ghostly
white, with almost human foreheads.
I even learned the difference between seals and sea
lions. Seals have sort of wimpy front flippers and
move on land like a caterpillar, on their belly. Sea li-
ons have huge front flippers, can waddle about as fast
as I can run on land, and are faster swimmers than
And penguins really do seem to fly underwater.
Mystic Seaport was probably the highlight of the
trip, though. The village is a recreation of a 19th-cen-
tury fishing town, spread across 17 acres on the banks
of the Mystic River. There are old schooners, big ships,
lobster and clam shacks, a building that was used to
make rope even a print shop for the town's news-
There was even a special exhibit on "Sea Dogs."
The seaport is a working village, with crews to
maintain and preserve the historic vessels there. Mys-
tic Seaport has one of the largest collections of historic
vessels in the world, and workers use traditional tools
to keep the boats afloat.
I kept thinking of Cortez while I was there, only
the seaport is a lot bigger than our working fishing
There were a few new things the Nutmeg State had
to offer that aren't found in Florida.
Monofilament line storage. Something I hope to
see at all of our fishing piers very soon was a pretty
nifty device to store tangled monofilament line. The
A good addition to the Island piers and docks: a life
preserved and a PVC monofilament line storage
device. Islander Photos: Paul Roat
snarls, if dropped into the water, tend to tangle seabirds
and marine life and eventually kills them. In Mystic,
they've created these tubes out of PVC pipe and they
encourage fishers to dump the line in the pipe rather
than in the water. It's simple, convenient, cheap and
effective and it fits on a piling.
Teak decking. At one of the waterfront prom-
enades, I kept looking at the deck we were walking on.
Fine-grain wood, gray color bending closer, I saw
it was indeed teak. Considering the price of teak, some-
one must have really liked the town to donate that much
money for such a high-end deck.
High season. For reasons that continue to elude
me, I thought that summer in Connecticut would be
similar to Florida, but cooler a sleepy time with few
people. Wrong. Summer is "high season" in Connecti-
cut, fully two-thirds of the state's population appear to
be under the age of 3, and we had to scramble to get
what apparently was the last available room in Mystic,
paying Island-like winter-season rates.
Traffic cam. The cable TV provider in the state
offered a useful tool for motorists: A continuous loop
of real-time images of about 15 sections of 1-95, show-
ing traffic conditions throughout the day and night.
Considering the 10-mile-long gridlock we saw on the
interstate Thursday afternoon, with everyone leaving
New York to spend the weekend in Connecticut, the
"all-traffic, all-the-time" station made good sense.
Bug season coming soon
Closer to home, sport season for Florida lobster is
July 30-31. And there are some new rule changes this
Bag limits are 12 lobsters per person per day, ex-
cept for Monroe County and Biscayne National Park,
where the limit is six per person per day. Minimum size
is 3 inches at the carapace, measured in the water, and
a measuring tool is required. No lobster taking is al-
lowed at night.
You will also need a saltwater fishing license and
a lobster permit, and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission officers will be out in force to en-
force all the regulations and more.
Non-sport lobster season is Aug. 6 through March 31.
Return of goliath
Goliath grouper called jewfish until just a few
years ago were the first Gulf of Mexico fish placed
on the no-take list by environmental regulators. The
huge fish, which can reach up to 700 pounds, were
overfished to the point of near-extinction, prompting
the ban in 1990.
But the hardy critters have made a spectacular re-
turn. Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council
members were told not too long ago that 300 to 500
pound fish were found on almost every artificial reef
around, all in depths of less than 150 feet.
In fact, my buddy Capt. Jonnie Walker out of
Sarasota says he regularly hooks goliath grouper near
New Pass, and we have run several pictures in The Is-
lander in the past few years of fishers who hooked and
released the big fish.
It's nice to see that sometimes we do the right thing
for the environment.
I didn't see the movie, and didn't stop in the res-
taurant, but there is indeed a Mystic Pizza in Mystic,
Conn., and, if the line of people outside was any indi-
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Reds, snook, grouper good bets; boat show this weekend
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Redfish season is in high gear right now, with the
tasty fish being found throughout the bays near the Is-
land. There are also some catch-and-release snook be-
ing reeled in from the backwaters.
Offshore action continues to be good for grouper
and snapper, and there are some big barracuda being
caught off the artificial reefs in the Gulf of Mexico.
And don't forget the Nautical Boat Show and Sale
at the Manatee Convention and Civic Center in Pal-
metto this weekend. There will be boat dealers from
throughout Florida on hand to offer boats new and
used, marine accessories and other stuff. I'll be giving
a talk on live bait for redfish and trout at 2:30 p.m.
The full schedule of speakers and seminars is:
Saturday, July 26
Capt. Joe Camacho, Night-time snook fishing, 10
Capt. Bobby Hilbrunner, Tarpon fishing, 11:30
Capt. Hank Williams, Bottom fishing, 1 p.m.
Capt. Mike Heistand, Live bait, 2:30 p.m.
Capt. Vern Bratvold, Offshore fishing, 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 27
Capt. Bill White, Blue-water trolling, 11:30 a.m.
Capt. Larry McGuire, Grouper/snapper fishing,
'* Capt. Dave Walker, Inshore flats fishing, 2:30
The boat show runs Friday through Sunday. Hours
are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sat-
urday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is
$2 and parking is free. Hope to see you there.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said
there still are a few tarpon hanging around the beaches
and in Tampa Bay, but fishing for silver kings is start-
ing to slow. Backwater action for redfish and man-
grove snapper is good right now, and shark fishing at
night is in full swing. Offshore, look for red grouper or
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
wade fishers are doing well with reds and trout near the
mangroves, with shrimp working the best as bait.
Grouper fishers are scoring well about 28 miles out in
the Gulf, too.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he's been putting his charters onto trout to
18 inches, redfish to 25 inches, a few bluefish and
Capt. Larry McGuire is catching red grouper to
15 pounds, mangrove snapper to 5 pounds plus lots of
sharks, barracuda, and bonita. His clients have also
been hooking up with goliath grouper, formerly known
as jewfish, with best results coming from about 30
miles out in the Gulf using live and cut bait.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
mackerel are still off the Sunshine Skyway Fishing
Piers, snapper are being caught off the ship channels
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Brett Spencer, right, of Riverview, caught a slew of
redfish while fishing with Capt. Mike Heistand. Brett
is the son of Dave and Carolyn Spencer of Anna
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business out of
Catchers Marina in Holmes Beach said he's getting
into lots of redfish to 30 inches and is still catching a
few tarpon and lots of mangrove snapper.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach out of Catchers said he's catching per-
mit offshore, plus mackerel and mangrove snapper.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide out of
Catchers said he's reeling in some good-sized grouper
to 25 pounds about 50 miles out in the Gulf, plus lane
and mangrove snapper, porgies and amberjack to 30
Capt. Sam Kimball on Legend charters out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said he's catching
Spanish mackerel up to 5 pounds, mangrove snapper
to 6 pounds, some big Key West grunts, a few gag and
red grouper in the keeper-size range, plus lots of bar-
racuda to 45 pounds, porgies and triggerfish to 3
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's said he's catching limit catches of mangrove
snapper up to 16 inches in length and a few redfish to
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30 inches. He's also catching snook to 30 inches, limit
catches of trout to 24 inches on the seagrass beds, some
small four-foot blacktip sharks and some good-sized
Capt. Mark Bradow told me he's still catching
tarpon, with one hookup last week of a 150-pounder
and four hookups in one day, all better than 100
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said pier fishers
were catching snapper, a few mackerel, catch-and-re-
lease snook and a few redfish.
Anglers at the Anna Maria City Pier report mack-
erel in the morning, sharks at night, mangrove snapper
almost any time and a few catch-and-release snook.
On my boat Magic we have been catching redfish,
redfish and more redfish, most up to 30 inches in
length, plus mangrove snapper to 16 inches and trout
to 27 inches.
Good luck and good fishing.
Capt. Mike Heistand is a 20-year fishing guide.
Call him at 779-9607 to provide a fishing report. Prints
and digital images of your catch are also welcome and
may be dropped off at The Islander, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach, or e-mailed to
news @islander.org. Please include identification for
persons in the picture along with information on the
catch and a name and phone number for more infor-
mation. Snapshots may be retrieved once they appear
in the paper.
Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary presents
"Saturday at the Sanctuary" beginning at
10:30 a.m. July 26.
Dan Hughes from the Sarasota County
History Center will present "Digging into
Sarasota's Past," an exploration of the city's
The presentation is free and suitable for
Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary is located
at 1708 Ken Thompson Parkway on City Is-
land off the south end of the bridge at
For more information, call 388-4444.
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Community Center wiffleball action: A blast
By Kevin Cassidy
The Anna Maria Island Community Center's
summer wiffleball league is up and running with
games being played in the Center's gym Monday
through Friday evenings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Growing up an ardent fan of baseball, wiffleball
was always the baseball game where you would
imagine yourself as Mike Schmidt or Alex
Rodriguez at the plate with the game on the line and
you'd come through with a home run to win the
The Center offers reality whiffleball for several
age divisions and the competition is anything but
There are three divisions with three teams in
each division for the 8-10 and 11-13 age group,
while the age 14-17 division has four teams.
Leading the way in the 8-10 division are the
Marlins and the Barracudas. The Marlins have com-
piled a 3-1 record, while the Barracudas have won
both games they've played. The Sharks are currently
bringing up the rear with an 0-4 record.
The 11-13 division has the Heat and the Magic
tied atop the division with identical 3-1 records fol-
lowing the Heat's James Valeiras' game-winning
three-run home run in the bottom of the eighth in-
The 14-17 division is tight with the Pirates, Yan-
kees and the Cubs all with only one loss, while, co-
incidently, the Devil Rays find themselves in the
same position in the wiffleball league standings as
they are in the American League East division -
The whiffle D-Rays jumped out to an 8-0 lead
against the Yankees Friday, July 18, but they
couldn't hold on as Steve Faasse hit three home runs.
Teammates Sean Pittman and Brian Faasse each
slugged one homerun apiece in the Yankees' 34-28
Speaking of home runs, Faasse leads all three
leagues in dingers with 13, closely followed by Yan-
kee teammates Pittman and Pat Cole, who have 10
and seven home runs respectively.
Ryan Guerin leads the 11-13 age group with
three dingers, while Kyle Schultz, Ben Valdivieso,
Celia Ware and Kyle Bellinger have each connected
for two home runs.
Alex Thurkettle and Jack Titsworth share the 8-
10 home-run lead with one apiece.
Soccer season on the horizon
The Anna Maria Island Community Center's
Fall Soccer season is just around the corner and the
Center is accepting registration now.
Boys and girls must be at least age 5 and no
older than 14 by Aug. 18 to be eligible.
The Center will hold two registration events,
each from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 12, and
Thursday, Aug. 14. Saturday, Aug. 18, is the final
deadline to register to play in the Center's 2003 soc-
The registration fee for Center members is $40
for the first child in a family and $35 for each addi-
tional player from the same family. The nonmember
fee is $50 for the first child and $45 each for addi-
tional children from the same family.
There will be mandatory tryouts for all age
groups, with teams being selected immediately fol-
lowing the scheduled tryout for each age group as
5-7 year olds try out 7-8 p.m. Aug. 18.
8-9 year olds try out 7-8 p.m. Aug. 19.
10-11 year olds try out 7-8 p.m. Aug. 20.
12-14 year olds try out 7-8 p.m. Aug. 21.
The Center also is in need of coaches for the
2003 season. Call Joe Chelbus at the Center, 778-
1908, to volunteer your time or for more informa-
Manatee County Parks and Recreation Depart-
ment wants to let all Island basketball enthusiasts
know that another season of basketball action is
Players ages 5-17 wishing to participate in the
next season can register throughout the entire month
Brian Faasse fires the ball home during wiffleball
action at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
Josh Wimberly connectsfor his Devil Ray whiffleball
team at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
- .- -
Sean Pittman takes a viscous cut during wiffleball action at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
Police to skaters: We will enforce rules
By Joe Kane
Beware to any thrasher who does not obey
the skatepark rules.
Holmes Beach Police Lt. Dale Stephenson
has laid down the law for skateboarders: Use pro-
tective gear or lose skateboard park privileges.
Stephenson said most kids are obeying the
rules. "Our compliance rate is in the high 90
percent," said Stephenson. "And we will not be
satisfied until there is 100 percent compli-
In the beginning, the micro skate park was
designed to be self-policed. "It is an unsuper-
vised park," said Stephenson. "Officers from
the police department make frequent visits and
of July at the G.T. Bray Park gymnasium in
A birth certificate is required and the cost is $40
per player. For more information, call 742-5926.
Adult basketball at Center
Don't forget adult basketball on Wednesday
nights from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. There's a small $2
fee to play and games are played in air-conditioned
If you have a story idea or have sports news to
report, call The Islander at 778-7978, or e-mail me
should we find someone not wearing all the re-
quired gear, we let the violators know the con-
sequences of his lack of compliance."
The police department would like people who
spot violators to contact them by calling the dis-
patcher at 708-5804.
"We have just ordered a sign stating: 'You
must wear helmet, knee and elbow pads and wrist
guards,'" said Stephenson. "And if kids do not
honor the rules, we will revoke their privileges."
Stephenson is also contacting retailers in the
area to see if they will donate safety gear for
"We're all excited about how much the kids
love the park," said Stephenson. "Right now 153
kids have signed up to skate in the park."
Winners in the July 19 horseshoe games were
Chris McNamara and Ron Pepka, both of Bradenton.
Runners-up were Tom Rhodes of Cortez and Tom
Skoloda of Anna Maria City.
Winners in the July 16 games were Jack Cooper of
Holmes Beach and Pepka. Runners-up were Jesse
Brisson of Holmes Beach and Jimmy Spencer of
The weekly contests get under way every Wednes-
day and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria City Hall
Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no membership fees
and everyone is welcome.
THE ISLANDER 0 JULY 23, 2003 0 PAGE 25
ITES ORSAE GRAE ALS9ontnud5 9STANDFONDCotiue
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.
FUTON AND MATCHING chair, light oak, shell design
on mattress. $150 for both. Call 778-5023.
I-MAC APPLE COMPUTER: Includes printer, peripher-
als, books and a free copy of "I-MAC for Dummies".
User friendly favorites of the artistic. Very reasonable.
Call Matt at 778-2401 for details.
G.E. 30" ELECTRIC range, $100; Montgomery Ward
large microwave, $50; Toastmaster broiler oven, $25,
30-inch vented range hood with light, $20. All excellent!
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
SEEKING-NAIL TECH POSITION Relocating to Anna
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.
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. 779-2733.
GARAGE SALE: Friday, July 25, 8AM. Household and
garden items, old linens, some antiques, collectibles, too
many to list. 112 Mangrove Ave., Anna Maria.
GARAGE SALE: Saturday, July 26, 8AM-1PM. Furni-
ture, household items, framed pictures, mini-fridge and
much more. 309-B 61st St., Holmes Beach.
TWO FAMILY SALE: Friday, July 25, 8-11AM. Interesting
assortment. No early birds. 165 Crescent, Anna Maria.
GARAGE SALE: Saturday, July 26, 8AM-1 PM. The fun
one! Do not miss this one. 7002 Marina Drive, Holmes
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.
Don't Think So!
SIX beachfront condos sold in 16 days-
at full asking price!
Call Barry Gould 778-3314 or Ted Schlegel
518-6117 about Listing your property today
,3001 Gult Drive
ILAN Hormes Beac
PROPERTIE, LL..C T.ll Free 1-800-778-9.599
LOOKING FOR Frank Furter on the Island. $100 re-
ward. Call 761-4432.
LOST GLASSES in Holmes Beach near 66th Avenue.
Please call (513) 281-3979 or e-mail:
LOST PUPPY: Three month old small black terrier mix
with white tip on tail, paws and chest. Lost in vicinity of
Island Fitness in Holmes Beach. Owner heartbroken.
Please call, 778-4205 or 504-2253.
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.
FREE CATS to a good home. Two very affectionate
male cats. New baby forces family to adopt out cats.
Very well mannered and love attention. 751-5886.
3001 Gulf Drive
Toll Free: 1-800-778-9599
ISLAND LIVING, the way it was meant to be. This wonder-
fully unique home features a vaulted ceiling, three bedrooms
and two baths. A 40+ foot screened lanai overlooking a spa-
cious tropical yard with room for pool and tennis. $789,000.
Call Ed Kirn at 778-6849 or 737-6320
YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD REAL ESTATE SHOPPE.
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5400 CONDO Gultview ground floor, 2BR.2BA updalve,
wasner'dryer Sundeck. 2 pools Priced to ..eil at $490.000
Call Ior weekend open house umeis
SEASONAL & ANNUAL RENTALS
KEY ROYALE Lare 2BR'2BA. pool Spa, btol dok lil
MARTINOUE Gullront 2BR 2BA poi lenrii, eleva3ors
5400 GULFFRONT c:rnple.. 1 and 28R.: pool
BEACHFRONT 3BR 2BA nomre ljaselull lujrn,,ihe'i
CAYMAN CAY 2BR 2BA. pool g j:eb:, acro;; irom the tea,:hj
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
yreall7-,aol.com *www iaollyyoungrealestale.corr
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
LAKEFRONT VILLA 2BR/1.5BA, turnkey furnished,
well maintained half-duplex. Updated A/C and apph-
ances. Charming Island getaway in desirable area of
Holmes Beach. This is one not to miss! $249,500.
Call Susan Hatch, Realtor, 778-7616 eves.
Divine Anna Maria cottage on northern end of
Island. 2BR/2BA, carport, nicely furnished. Heav-
enly price $399,000. Drive by 728 Holly, walk
around, check it out. Oh yes, room for a pool.
Doug Dowling Realty
Phone & Fax: (941) 778-1222
S $499,(MM)- WATERFRONT LIVING
Key West style, elevated pool
home on deep water canal in Fla-
mingo Cay with direct access to
intercoaslal. Split bedrooms, tile
floors, updated kitchen. IB94587
$599,000 ISLAND FOURPLEX
SExcellent investment Ior this well-
maitainMed island lourLlex' Onl\ a
Shfli of a block to the B1 \ and three
blocks to( the Gul'. Eacl unit ha
central hea t '& a r. r1c i L'Ltta mia and
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of tle icW canafllronit ot' available in Holmes. Beach [
No bridges to l ampa Ba\ and the G(ul',. I1903(
6016 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton
(941) 751-1155 (800) 778-8448
Visit our Web site at www.cbflorida.com
Your Driveway! Two lifts boat, jet ski and room to spare. Key Royale,
3BR/2BA canal home. New roof, new A/C, in 2003. Remoleled kitchen
and nicely landscaped.
Vicki Gilbert 941-713-0195
Wedebrock Real Estate .Company
Holmes Beach, Florida
Phone: 941-778-0700 Fax: 941-778-4794 '
Toll Free: 800-615-9930 www.wedebrock.com
Direct Gulffront and poolside
condos priced from
Econo Lodge Going Condo
Great Rental Opportunity
On-site rental office
All new furnishings
Now taking contracts
Conversion now in progress
CENTRAL PARK REALTY
Call Dennis Girard
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FREE BABY BUNNIES. Adorable! 778-2515.
HARDTOP FOR 1997 Jeep Wrangler, black with tinted
windows. Excellent condition. Best offer. Call 685-7368.
1997 CAMRY CE. 70,250 miles, replaced battery, tim-
ing belt, two drive belts. $7,250 or best offer. 779-9731.
1990 ECONOLINE 150 VAN, cold air conditioning, has
towing package. Ready for travel. Runs great. $3,100,
or best offer. 730-9622.
BOAT/TRAILER STORAGE/DOCKAGE. Vacation or
long term. Private ramp, wash-down areas. Minutes to
Intracoastal, Gulf, restaurants, bait. Capt. John's Ma-
rina. 792-2620. Bottom painting.
1995 SEADOO JET-SKI. Good condition, looks great.
$2,700. Call Mike, 795-1962.
EGMONT EXPRESS CHARTERS Thank you for vot-
ing 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
LET'S GO FISHING! Call Capt. Mike Heistand on the
charter boat "Magic." Full or half day backwater fishing.
USCG licensed. Ice, bait, tackle provided. 779-9607.
NEED A BABY-SITTER? Or a pet sitter? Our motto:
Anytime, any place, any price! We love kids and that's
all that matters! Call one line and get 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 sit-
ter? 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.
BABY-SITTING AND PET-SITTING My name is Sarah,
I am 14-years old. Hourly charge: $5/child or $3/pet,
$2.50/hour for each additional pet or child. Please call
778-7622, 778-7611 or 447-8593..
ISLAND SPORTS BAR: All-year clientele. Beer/wine,
good lease, smoking OK. $85,000. Call Longview Re-
PACKING AND SHIPPING: Palmetto business with
great potential, motivated seller. $59,900. Longview
ACE HARDWARE of Holmes Beach seeks permanent
full-time and part-time cashiers and sales associates.
Retired trades people welcome. Apply in person. 3352
East Bay Drive.
THE TINGLEY MEMORIAL Library in Bradenton Beach
is looking for volunteers who can work during the sum-
mer months. Duties include checking books in and out,
reshelving books and generally assisting library patrons.
Anyone interested in volunteering in our friendly com-
munity 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.
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.
CNA: 15 YEARS experience with references will care
for you in your home. Call 708-0990 for more info.
BAYFRONT Newly remodeled
..3BR,3BA, wonderful views, ^
.,. dock,. ceramic tile, open floor
plan. low maintenance yard,
room for pool. Quiel Holmes e
--.Beach location. $699,000.
MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, cabbage palms,
patio gardens, trimming, clean-up, edgings, more. Hard-
working and responsible. Excellent references. Edward
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appointments,
airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine Car Service.
Serving the Islands. 778-5476.
COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your computer
misbehaving? Certified computer service and private les-
sons. Special $25 per hour- free advice. 545-7508.
ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING for great results, wash
away mildew, dirt and salt. Thorough, reasonable and re-
liable. Free estimates, licensed and insured. 778-0944.
KATHY & MIKE'S CLEANING Service: Delivering a
standard of excellence for all your interior and exterior
cleaning needs. No job too big or small. Great rates and
AUTO DETAILING BY HAND Spotless inside and out.
I can save you time and money. Island resident, refer-
ences. For pricing call 713-5967.
EXPERT CLEANING Personalized service! 20-year
resident, many excellent references. Call Kris 750-8366
or Fran 708-3765, cell 224-1147.
TANYA WILLIAMS ESTATE & Fine Art Appraisals of-
fers professional valuation and inventory services for
your personal property without a view to buy or sell.
Video documentation of your household or business,
fine art and household content appraisals, consultation
services. 355-8456. www.artappraisals.org
COMPUTER REPAIR/CONSULTANT. Services avail-
able your home/office/hours. Affordable rates. A+ cer-
tified. Call 447-4930.
LIKE IT DIRTY? Then don't call me. Clean is my busi-
ness! Residential and commercial. En-Joy Cleaning,
BENNETT'S APPLIANCE/AC and Household Service.
Service on all brands, 18 years experience. All repairs,
warranty. Call 746-8984 or cellular 545-5793.
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TRIPLEX Steps to beach. Large ',
2BR/1BA, laundry, deck and
views. 2BR 1BA with laundry and
lanai and a 1BR. 1BA. One-car ga-
rage. Great rental potential or
family retreat. All with central heat
and air. $799,000.
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BAYFRONT CONDO 2BR 2BA
with large lanai. Just about perfect
- newly remodeled with ceramic
ilp e. granite counters apr lanc.s.
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Washer'dryer. Lovely views.
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Private Waterfront Estate on Bimini Bay
Price Reduced $1449G-0Q $1,250,000
524 71st Street, Holmes Beach, Florida
Enjoy fabulous water views from everywhere in this magnificent home on deep-water Bimini
Bay with direct boating access to Tampa Bay. Catherdral ceilings, massive white marble fireplace,
winding staircase leading to master suite, total of 5,864 sq. ft. with three bedrooms, four and a
half baths, two car garage plus two car detached garage. Gated entry. Indoor pool in 30x30' lanai.
Open House Sunday 7/27 from 2-4 pm
6101 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34217 A
Christine 941.778-6066 FAX 778-6306 IS '. LA
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VILLA ISLAND VILLAGE CONDO
Exclusive Tuscany Village ll l...
Development. One block to .' -
main beach, shopping and res- o I1,3L s I r
taurants. This tropical Mediter- tllllilllllll .
ranean design established the A -. -.
Island architectural trend of the
future and is available now at -
one third the price. o ko ,- 1
Only two years new, this prestige villa offers three large "...
bedrooms, three bathrooms, living room, indoor/outdoor din-
ing, balconies off every room, solar heated pool and comes
turnkey furnished. Ideal year-round residence, part-time
owner/occupier or as it is currently; a blue chip lucrative cash Tras lurnkey iurnisneo Island Village 2BRI2BA condO i. locaea l rccly
flow investment beach house $625,000. across t he street Irom mne wnile hands of the Gulli 01 Mexico Take 5,.non
walk to shopping and restaurants. Over 1,300 sq. ft. of open design pro-
"Is nd Aussie eo vides airy space for true tropical living. Community pools, tennis courts
Island Aussie Geoff and under building parking. Well maintained unit. Call Rose Schnoerr or
Geoffrey Wall Scott Dunlap, 730-3376. $259,000.
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l tNo one knows an island like an Aussie. (941)751-1151 E-mail roses5&gle.net
= col"The art of the deal for you".
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SALES VACATION RENTALS
toll free 1-800-772-3235
4018 Pine Avenue
Anna Maria, FL 34216-1789
ISLAND DUPLEX OR LARGE HOME
Looking.for a large pool home on the Island? This
updated duplex could easily be converted to a
4,000 sq.ft. single-family home. Large caged pool,
two two-car garages, lots of storage, eight bed-
rooms, four baths. Great central Holmes Beach lo-
cation. Three blocks to beach. $685,000. Reduced
to $659,000. Call Gayle Schulz at 778-4847 or 812-
6489 for an appointment.
Buying, Selling, Renting? We Can Help!
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY JULY 27th 1-4pm 1212 64th ST., NW, BRADENTON.
Northwest Bradenton just off Riverview Blvd. Close to Warner's Bayou. Up-
dated 2BR/2BA home in wonderful neighborhood. Newly landscaped, freshly
painted, new tile and carpet. Easy to show and priced to sell at $199,500.
Contact Bonnie Bowers direct at 350-1300 or 778-2307 for details
I I ..I- DUPLEX WESTSIDE OF GULF DRIVE!
Dn lMISS -I' Charming duplex, short half-block to beach.
Continue using as duplex or convert to larger
Ssingle-family home. Recent updates include
S-,,, tile floors, exterior and interior paint, newer A/
L C, wooden deck. Large 2BR/1BA and 1BR/
-". 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
O G, Anna Maria. Ground floor home on 74 by
148 foot lot on deep-water canal. Private
boat dock, large screened lanai, oversized
S, one-car garage. One short block to
beach! Offered at $520,000. Exclusive in-
house listing. Call Stephanie Bell, 778-
2307 or 920-5156.
E3. SERVING THE AREA SINCE 1970 MLS
REAL ESTATE LLC
SPECTACULAR GULF VIEWS!
One house from the beach. Custom-built
home by Whitehead. 3BR, plus den, 3BA,
gourmet kitchen, separate dining room, deck,
patio and two-car garage. Walls of windows to
enjoy the sunsets. $1,295,000.
Spectacular new 4BR/3BA home on one acre+
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-
in shower. Three-car garage. This one has it
PALMA SOLA PINES
3BR/2BA great family home in Palma Sola
Pines. Nice residential area, close to
shopping, good schools and just a short drive
to beach. Large eat-in kitchen, ceramic tile,
vaulted ceiling, solar heated in-ground pool,
fenced yard, 2 car garage. $239,000.
ANNA MARIA WATERFRONT
2BR/2BA elevated contemporary ind home
with sundeck overlo J nal and
private bo orage, close to
fishing, S rants and shopping. 2 car
garage residential area. $499,900
From $700 / month
Condos/Homes: $500 week / $1,000 month
779-0202 (800) 732-6434
... MLS S
REAL ESTATE LLC
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 www.suncoastinc.com
TOTALLY REMODELED WATER-
FRONT gem with 30-ft. dock, davits,
lift, caged pool with waterfall. Quiet
bayou location with year-round sun-
sets, dolphins, manatee and great
fishing. Oversized two-car garage.
Lots of fresh landscape. All this and
more on a cul-de-sac. The interior is...
wow! Come See! $749,700.
524 71st St. ................ $1,440,000
4212 Redfish Ct. LOT ..... $575,000
307 Iris St. .................... $495,000
536 Key Royale Dr......... $849,900
106 Gull Dr. .................. $599,000
508 Key Royale Drive ..... $479,900
606 Dundee Ln ............. $549,000
616 Hampshire Ln. ........ $799,900
511 59th St.................. $595,000
8401 Marina Dr ............ $699,000
10432 W. Sandpiper Rd.. $749,700
CONDOS, LOTS & DUPLEXES
Westbay Pt Moorings #86. $395,000
4915 Gulf Dr ............ $1,715,000
Beachwalk Townhomes II up to. $539,000
j 'hw 308 55th St. Lot.......... $219,000
Alan Galletto Sun Plaza West #201. ..... $399,000
315 58th St., B ..............$161,900
1205 N. Gulf Drive #100 .. $439,000
408 Pointsetta Rd. ........... $495,000
710 North Shore. Lot. ..... $279,000
747 Jacaranda. Lot ......... $389,000
Water's Edge #110N ....... $759,000
Sun Plaza West #202 ..... $409,000
404 80th St................... $875,000
3818 Sixth Ave.............. $440,000
3810 Sixth Ave.............. $425,000
Bayou Condo 5C ........... $298,000
Spanish Main #702 ......... $235,000
6925 Holmes Blvd. ........ $314,500
3014 Avenue C #1&2. .... $259,000
Southern Breeze......... $1,450,000
427 Pine Ave. ................ $695,000
2418 90th St. NW........ $2,995,000
1280 Spoonbill Landings Cir.... $308,000
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years experience. Call 792-3772.
RV & AUTO CLEANING Interior and exterior, hand
wash and wax. Wheels, engine, cloth, leather and vinyl.
Gary Harles, 720-3911.
TREE SERVICE BY BREWER Topping, trimming,
shaping, stump grinding and removals. Trim palm trees.
Insured. Call Phil, cell 545-4770.
MR. BILL'S HOME REPAIR/maintenance service. Over
30 years experience, self-employed in construction
trades. "I'm handy to have around." 779-9666.
CONTEMPORARY CLEANING: Meticulous to detail.
Professional. Free estimates, reasonable rates.
Bonded, insured, references. Homes, apartments, of-
fices. Sherry Myers, 778-3164.
PERSONAL ASSISTANT will take you to appointments
and errands, watch your home while you are away and
wait for service people while you are at work. Also, light
cleaning and medical assistance. Call Sandy, 794-2301
or cell, 920-1364.
MUSIC LESSONS! Flute, saxophone, clarinet. Begin-
ning to advanced. Contact Koko Ray, 792-0160.
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigeration.
Commercial and residential service, repair and/or re-
placement. Serving Manatee County and the Island
since 1987. For dependable, honest and personalized
service, call William Eller, 795-7411. RA005052.
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 appoint-
ment, 795-0887. MA#0017550.
PIANO AND KEYBOARD lessons. Call Jack Elka, 778-2711.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING and Lawn Maintenance.
Residential and commercial. Full-service lawn mainte-
nance, cleanup, tree trimming, hauling, Xeriscape. Is-
land resident. 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.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns, na-
tive plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup, Is-
land resident 25 years. Call 807-1015.
PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and installa-
tion. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and trees. Irriga-
tion. Everything Under the Sun Garden Centre, 5704
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. 778-4441.
SHELL DELIVERED and spread. $30/yard. Hauling: all
kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free estimates. Call
Larry at 795-7775, "shell phone" 720-0770.
FREE SNOW REMOVAL! And when it's not snowing, I
specialize in installing shell and rock yards, driveways
and walkways. Rip-rap, sand and mulch also delivered
and spread. Please call David Bannigan at 794-6971 or
cell at 504-7045.
SANDY'S LAWN SERVICE. Celebrating 20 years of
quality and dependable service. Call us for all your 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.
VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/ex-
terior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island references.
Dan or Bill, 795-5100
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling con-
tractors. In-house plan designs. State licensed and insured.
Many Island references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free estimates.
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.
HOME REPAIRS & IMPROVEMENTS Carpentry, paint-
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.
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.
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JERRY'S HOME REPAIR and Lawn Care: Light carpen-
try, plumbing, electrical, grass cutting, tree trimming,
light hauling. Call 778-6170.
ROSCOE'S RENOVATIONS: Tile, wood floors, drywall,
texture, kitchens, bathrooms, paint (interior/exterior),
pressure cleaning. Quality work, fair price. Call 812-0227
PAINT & TILE Home repair service. Best price! Satisfac-
tion guaranteed. Free estimate. 524-0088.
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HANDYMAN SERVICES: Scott Fulton contractor. 20
years experience. Island resident, area references avail-
able. Cell, 713-1907; home, 778-4192.
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, nonsmok-
ing. Priced from $800month, $450/week, $85/night. 794-
SUMMER, AUTUMN, WINTER rentals available weekly,
monthly, seasonal. Wedebrock Real Estate Co., 778-
6665 or (800) 749-6665.
VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across from
beautiful beach, $350 to $450/week. Winter and spring
dates available. Almost Beach Apartments, 778-2374.
HOLMES BEACH annual. 3BR/2BA steps to beach. No
pets. $900/month. 725-4190.
ANNUAL RENTALS: Half duplex, 2BR/2BA, new ce-
ramic floors, $750; 2BR/1 BA, stackable washer/dryer
hookup. $725; New tile floors, stove, refrigerator, 1 BR/
1BA, $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: email@example.com
.LONGBOAT KEY Furnished efficiency available for an-
nual rental. Easement to beach. Close to restaurants
and shopping. Quiet area. No pets! $550/month, in-
cludes water. First, last, security of $250. 387-9252.
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-
SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals. 1BR/
1 BA or 2BR/1 BA with pool. Walk to beach, shopping and
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 nonsmoking. Call
Fran Maxon Real Estate, 778-2307 for details.
PERICO ISLAND Brand new 3BR/2BA, two-car garage.
Maintenance-free home. Lakefront, all appliances,
amenities, clubhouse and pool. Annual lease. $1,550/
rnonth-$1,450/month. Call 798-3885.
1 BR UNFURNISHED annual lease Holmes Beach. Two
blocks to beach. You pay electric and phone only. Call
(727) 461-3384 or (727) 656-3384.
SUMMER SPECIAL: Condo for rent. Gulfview, turnkey
furnished, 2BR/1 BA. $450/week, $1,300/month, utilities
included. 761-9530 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
SPACIOUS WATERFRONT, upper, sundeck, dock.
Panoramic 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.
VACATION GULFFRONT APARTMENTS Large 2BR
tropical furnished interiors, porches, sundecks, immacu-
late. Convenient, Anna Maria, no pets, owner. Call 778-
INTRACOASTAL BRADENTON BEACH
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.
ANNA MARIA room for rent. $400/month. Cell, 773-1196.
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.
LONGBOAT KEY Annual, unfurnished, 1BR/1BA. 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.
RUNAWAY BAY 1 BR/1 BA or 2BR/2BA condos. Pool,
tennis, workout, fishing, fully updated, fully furnished.
Across from beach, washer/dryer in unit. Special sum-
mer rates. George, (312) 321-7501.
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/1 BA village house for 2004 season, $2,300/month.
Real Estate Mart, 756-1090.
HOLMES BEACH CANALFRONT home, 2BR/2BA,
completely furnished, garage, laundry, dock, many ex-
tras. $750/week, $2,000/month. Call (813) 286-9814.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA. Nice duplex near Island. 4505
102nd St. W. $795/month. Call (859) 576-2451 or 761-
7834 or e-mail: email@example.com.
HOLMES BEACH GULFFRONT New rental. 2BR/2BA,
partial Gulf views, pool, tennis, saunas. Non smoking,
no pets. $650-$925/week. Monthly discounted. Call
(443) 255-4140. www.sunplazahaven.com.
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LARGE 2BR/1 BA, newly renovated apartment. Laun-
dry, cabana, swimming pool. Excellent location. $625/
month. Call 748-0888.
ANNUAL RENTALS: 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach,
2BR/1.5BA cottage, furnished, $900/month; Longboat
Key 2BR/2BA condo, waterview, $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
RENTAL WANTED: Retired couple seeks to lease un-
furnished home on Island starting Sept. 1. Nonsmok-
ing, no pets. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (505)
HOLMES BEACH Clean 2BR home with Gulf views.
50 yards to beach. Annual rental, no pets, good
credit. $975/month. 3103-A Avenue F. Call (800)
HOUSE TO SHARE: Northwest Bradenton, no pets,
no kids, great neighborhood. $450/month, half of elec-
tric. Call 746-9455.
BEAUTIFUL WATERFRONT HOUSE all new, 1BR/
1 BA, dining room, living room, kitchen, $1,000/month,
annual or $2,000/month, seasonal. Also, 2BR/2BA,
laundry room, living room, dining room, just remodeled,
$1,700/month, annual, $3,200/month,. seasonal. Must
see to appreciate. All utilities included for both. Call
ANNUAL RENTALS: 7603 Holmes Blvd., 2BR/2BA,
$950/month; 408-A 71st St., 2BR/1.5BA, $975/month,
very nice and spacious. 504 68th St., canalfront home
with dock, $1,400/month. Call Mike Norman Realty,
RENTALS RENT FAST, in The Islander Classified
FURNISHED 2BR/2BA. Spectacular sunrise view in
Holmes Beach with dock. September-November, $800/
month, plus electric and phone. (941) 224-6521 or (970)
DELUXE CONDO in Bradenton Beach with pool. One
block to Gulf. Seasonal, $650/week, plus tax and clean-
ing. No pets, nonsmoking. 778-3320.
ANNUAL RENTALS: Holmes Beach 2BR/1.5BA du-
plex. Stackable washer/dryer. No pets, $850/month.
THREE FINE Island rentals. Charming Anna Maria
2BR/1 BA cottage across from beach, available annually
or seasonally. Seasonal Westbay Cove second-floor
condo with bay view. Large 3BR/2BA home just two
houses to beach, available with one-week minimum.
Contact our property manager, Lu Rhoden, directly,
758-3939. Aposporos & Son, 387-3474.
WATERVIEW! Perico Bay Club. 2BR/2BA luxury condo
in gated community. Turnkey, pool, Jacuzzi, tennis.
Nonsmoking. Seasonal, $2,600/month, plus tax and
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
CORDOVA LAKES GEM! West Bradenton 3BR/2BA,
two-car garage, solar-heated caged pool, large pri-
vate fenced yard, excellent schools, minutes to
beaches. $179,900. Chard Winheim, Coldwell
TERRA CEIA stilt home, approximately half-acre,
bayview. Beautiful home, 85 percent completed.
Health issue forces relocation. Serious inquiries. Call
RARE WATERFRONT ESTATE ON TWO LOTS
Desirable north end, beautifully remodeled 3BR/3BA
home with 251 ft. of canal frontage offers easy access
to Gulf and Tampa Bay. Caged 35-ft. pool with spa, new
dock and a private butterfly garden with tropical water-
fall, goldfish pond and meandering brick walkways. Pri-
vacy 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..
NORTHWEST BRADENTON Executive 4BR/2.5BA
pool home. Many deluxe features. Dual fireplace, eat-
in kitchen, large family room, formal dining room, circle
drive, immediate occupancy. $349,000. Carol R. Will-
iams, C & C Real Estate, 744-0700.
COZY UPDATED CONDO in Bradenton Beach. 1BR/
1BA, furnished, large pool, steps to beach, perfect Is-
land getaway. By owner. $164,900. Call 779-0101.
MORE FOR THE MONEY. Northwest Bradenton. 4BR/
2BA, two-car garage. Caged pool and spa. Beautiful
panoramic view on lakeside lot. Updated, clean and
nice. Cathedral ceilings. Minutes to Gulf beaches.
$320,000. Real Estate Mart, 756-1090.
PRISTINE TURNKEY FURNISHED Gulf-bay mid-rise
2BR/2BA UNIT. $419,900. Weekly rentals OK.
www.Latitude27Realty.net or 744-2727.
LONGBOAT KEY Village home. 3BR/1 BA free-stand-
ing. Large two-car garage. Updated, new roof and air
conditioning. $409,000. Real Estate Mart, 756-1090.
BEAUTIFUL GULFVIEW Island condo, totally remodeled,
2BR/2BA, furnished, custom built-ins. Holmes Beach on
Gulf, $649,900. Owner, 778-8347 or 713-9484.
RARE SPACIOUS Perico Island townhouse. 2BR/3BA,
plus den. Excellent turnkey, lovingly furnished. Gor-
geous master suite. Tennis, pool. $272,000. For sale by
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This beautifully remodeled duplex offers two spacious bed-
rooms and two baths on each level, plus a cozy den or third
bedroom with French doors. Amenities include Spanish-tiled
floors, white tiled baths, fully equipped kitchens with knotty
pine cabinets and breakfast bars, textured ceilings with fans
and Hotpoint washers and dryers on each level. Adorable
shabby chic furnishings and whimsical wall coverings and
borders create a cozy and carefree beach ambiance, while
easy-care vinyl siding and oyster-shell landscaping make
maintenance a breeze. Located just one short block to the
Gulf, this endearing hideaway won't last long! Priced at
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HIGHLAND LAKES: 2BR/2BA, clubhouse, heated
pool, maintenance free, oversized garage, many ex-
tras. $220,000. 4801 Montrose Drive W., Bradenton.
BAYVIEW WITH deeded dock, deep-water canal. 2BR/
1.5BA. Open house 2-5PM Sunday, July 27, 10215
Manatee Ave. W., #10. (727) 204-2225.
GORGEOUS PERICO BAY Club Villa, Price reduced!
Nothing to update here! It's already been done. Enjoy
privacy on the sundeck or step inside your pretty glass
enclosed lanai. $239,900. Chard Winheim, Coldwell
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ANNA MARIA'S NORTH END
Deeded Gulf access to "pristine" natural
beach. Located in area of fine homes, this
home is approximately 150 ft. to Anna Maria
City's choice beach! Open design provides
true Island living, nicely maintained and of-
fers great potential to the buyer desiring a
great beach home and affordable taxes. In-
cludes over 2,000 sq.ft. living area plus en-
closed garage. Enjoy as existing single level
with direct beach access or consider adding
a second story for additional Gulf views. Call
for appointment today! $650,000.
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6 Give a free pass
10 "My Name Is Asher _"
(Chaim Potok novel)
17 Memorable mission
18 They're off-base
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Defensive Player of the
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22 Description of 120-
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27 Took the cake, say
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36 Roving eyes on an exam,
37 Description of 82-Down
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42 Comics canine
44 Football Hall-of-Famer
45 1933 Physics Nobelist
47 It may be legal
49 Perform high-tech
51 Brilliant maneuver
54 Long operatic solo
56 Comet's partner
59 Made with garlic and
61 Oil-rich land
63 Jipijapa hats
65 Adrien__ skin care
66 Funny Philips
67 Description of 25- and
70 Common request for
71 Shock: Var.
73 Bill blockers
74 Transmits twice
76 Was out for a bit
78 Dustin Hoffman title role
79 Saint __ University of
80 Pirate sticker
81 Computer programs, for
83 Lofty groups?
86 Popular Yale major
88 Place to kick something
90 __-off (shortened)
94 Aries article
96 Description of 10- and
100 Where the whale is?
101 They're non-PC
103 Easily taken advantage
104 Visitors from afar, briefly
108 Ballet rail
109 "__ questions?"
111 Two-time U.S. Open
112 One in charge of
113 Description of 51- and
118 Sen. Stevens and
119 Draft selections
121 Static, e.g.
122 Bone in Rome
123 Global positioning fig.
124 Subject of King
125 Daly's TV co-star
Half of an old sitcom
Sage of sci-fi film
Hogwarts postal carrier
Sound heard by Old
Some corp. execs
Sweetness or sourness
Description of 6- and
This should come first,
Factor in ticket pricing
Post office machine
Reese's role in "Legally
Bay Area airport letters
Like a sound argument
Frequent airport sights
Hong Kong harbor craft
Description of 113- and
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61 Slightest amount,
62 Mo. containing Guy
63 For whose sake?
64 Paul McCartney title
68 Food for sea urchins
69 Final preceder
77 Requiring more time
in the dryer
83 "Evita" role.
85 Problem to be
87 No. 2: Abbr.
88 Give away
89 First mate?
91 Cyclist's stunt
92 Like some seals
93 Waste products
94 Intentionally threw off
95 Runs the show
98 Skater Lipinski and
99 One way to
102 Response to a
105 _-Caps (candy)
108 Gymnastics coach
110 Egg foo__
113 Bando of
115 Batter's asset
117 Campaigner, for
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2217 GULF DR. N.
VAE BRADENTON BEACH
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ANNA MARIA BAYFRONT Bradenton
Beach. Full bayview from this updated
3BR/3BA home. Beautiful landscaping
and private setting. Boat dock with dav-
its. Short distance to beach. Deni Dillon,
383-5577. #237567. $1,190,000
TOTALLY RENOVATED Impeccable
3BR/2BA residence and only one block to
beach. Improvements include new roof,
A/C, windows, doors, electric, Mexican
tile & more. Dave Moynihan, 778-2246.
SAILBOAT WATER This 3BR, plus of-
fice home is close to the beach. Cedar
ceiling in family room, spa in caged
lanai, fireplace and room for a pool.
Becky Smith or Elfi Starrett, 778-2246.
ISLAND DUPLEX IN BRADENTON
BEACH Best priced Island duplex, 1BR/
1BA each side, vaulted ceilings, terrazzo
floors. Short distance to beach.Tenants
in place. Dave Moynihan, 778-2246.
KEY ROYALE CANALFRONT Spacious
3BR/2BA canalfront in Key Royale with
open-split floor plan. Separate dining,
large family room and room for a pool.
New seawall cap, new roof, fresh paint.
Dave Moynihan, 778-2246.
ISLAND CONDO Affordable Island living
in Bradenton Beach, top-floor corner,
2BR/1BA with pool. Weekly rentals and
short one block to beach. Furnishing are
available. Dave Moynihan, 778-2246.
BAYSIDE CONDOMINIUMS THE HIBISCUS
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.
HISTORIC CORTEZ VILLAGE
- 2BR/2BA + den. Great home, won-
derful location! Close to the fishing
g" docks, with many other local attrac-
tions. Available for the summer.
2BR/1BA duplex in Holmes Beach. Great
2BR/2BA Sunbow Bay condo in Holmes Beach.
Centrally located for the area. $875/month.
1BR/1BA condo in Bradenton Beach. 55+ com-
2BR/2BA duplex in Holmes Beach. Close to