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Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992) ( July 30, 2003 )

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Creation Date: July 30, 2003

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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: July 30, 2003

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

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Skimming the news ... Anna Maria Island map in this edition, page 16.


SAnna Maria



The


Islander


"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"


Volume 11, No. 38 July 30, 2003 FREE


Bank claims Tidemark owes $1.45 million


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
A notice of an impending $1.45 million mortgage
foreclosure lawsuit against Tidemark Partners LLC and
other investors in the Holmes Beach hotel/condo
project was filed in Manatee County July 23 by Re-
gions Bank of Florida.
Daytona Beach attorney Scott Cichon, who rep-
resents Regions Bank, said Tidemark missed its
March and April payments, forcing Regions to file
the lis pendens notice that essentially "informs all
interested parties that Regions is seeking to foreclose
on the property."
The property is located on the site of the former
Pete Reynard's/Marina Bay restaurants in Holmes
Beach.
Nick Easterling, who is the "managing member" of


Tidemark Partners LLC and has spearheaded the
planned $20 million project the past two years, said the
Regions Bank notice was not unexpected and Tide-
mark will pay off the bank.
"We had a construction loan commitment with
Regions Bank and we were working with the bank to
get it modified, but could not come to terms," he said.
Following collapse of those talks, Tidemark part-
ners agreed to pay off the bank, Easterling said. "We'll
have the loan paid off in a few days," he promised.
One of Tidemark's major partners, John Cauthen
of Ft. Myers, agreed to "step up" with the other part-
ners and pay the bank, Easterling admitted. Tide-
mark has another bank lined up for construction fi-
nancing, he said.
"There are a lot of other pieces" going on at
Tidemark, Easterling added, saying he expected to


have a major announcement on the project's future
"very soon."
The original loan from Regions Bank was for $1.5
million and was recorded Sept. 4, 2001, according to
the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court's office.
Other documents recorded for the property all
on Sept. 4, 2001 were a $1.7 million mortgage from
Brasota Mortgage Corp. and warranty deeds on the
property to Tidemark LLC from SGA Enterprises of St.
Petersburg for $2.3 million and Antonio and Eleanor
Tatakis of Holmes Beach for $850,000.
A $150,000 mortgage to Tidemark Partners LLC
from the Cypress Lending Group of Naples was filed
on July 22, 2003, just one day before the Regions Bank
notice was recorded. The Cypress mortgage noted that
PLEASE SEE TIDEMARK, PAGE 4


Yearning to fly
Clyde Dickey, a subscriber to The
Islander in his home state Texas, was
first saddened, then inspired to share
his experience flying with Danny
Mora, who was tragically killed in
June along with his passenger in the
ultralight. Dickey's photo was consid-
ered outstanding among the selections
in the eight-week-long Top Notch
photo contest. His tribute to Mora,
including more photos, can be found
inside this week. He is the sixth winner
to date among the many entries
received for the contest. His award is
a coveted "More Than a Mullet
Wrapper" Islander T-shirt and $50.
His photo will now go into a pool of
weekly winners eligible for the contest
grand prize package, including $100
from The Islander and gift certificates
from Mister Robert's Resortwear, Ooh
La La! Bistro, Robyn's Nest, and
Decor Gallery & Framing. More
contest information, forms inside.


Input sought on AME design, landscape


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Members of the Anna Maria Elementary School
construction project team came to the school this week
seeking community input to define the school's Island-
style and landscaping.
First on Monday's public meeting agenda was a
presentation from architect Richard Allen, senior archi-
tect with Educational Design Associates, the chosen
architectural firm, showing an alternative roof design
and possible surface details that may dress up the
building's facade.
Based on comments made at previous meetings
concerning the low-pitch "flat" roof and lack of an
Island look, the design team drew up a sketch with
a pitched roof.


Allen said he and fellow team members did not
recommend using a metal roof because manufacturers
would not guarantee it for use on the Island. Without
a warranty, the school board is less likely to approve
it, he said.
An alternative to metal, Allen said, would be the
use of a plastic-type single-seam membrane material
that is available in many colors and can be warranted
for up to 30-years.
Other suggestions to dress up the surface of the
stucco building with superimposed graphics of fish and
a "South Seas look" by adding Bahama shutters and a
wide roof overhang. Allen noted that as much as he
loves the look, it will cost more and the end design will
be determined by taxpayers and their elected school
board members.


The team said they would like community input on
what it is they interpret as "Island-style" and what they
want the school to look like for the next 50 years.
Also up for discussion was the school's playground
equipment.
Mike Carlson of EDA said the reason much of the
equipment can not be used is due to code changes.
Much of the old equipment fell into one of three cat-
egories: it had pressure-treated wood, it was too dete-
riorated and not worth moving, or it was not in com-
pliance with current codes.
He said two equipment manufacturers visited the
site and evaluated the apparatus and determined that
much of the older playground equipment will need to
PLEASE SEE SCHOOL, PAGE 4


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Island's Mr. Legs hopeful exceeds fundraising goal


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Anthony Cucci has doubled his goal and his cam-
paign manager is exhausted by it all, but there's still
work to do in the stretch.
Cucci is a contestant in the Mr. Legs 2003 compe-
tition, which will culminate in naming the winner at the
annual Tennis Shoe Ball Aug. 16. Eleven Manatee
County contenders seek the title in the race to give the
most to the American Cancer Society.
In a series of fundraising events from a Beach
House party to the Sandbar Olympics to collection jars
around Anna Maria Island, Cucci figures he is still
gathering momentum.
He is a manager at the Beach House, and he said
the staffs of all three Chiles Group restaurants -
Beach House in Bradenton Beach, Sandbar in Anna
Maria, and Mar Vista on Longboat Key "have
been just wonderful," helping his wife with the fi-
nancing.
Wife Maggie is his campaign manager and "she's
just about exhausted," he said. It has brought in more
than $6,000 so far, double the $3,000 goal he set at the
beginning.
That's 6,000 votes for him in the competition, each
dollar counting for one vote. All of the money goes to
the cancer-fighting agency, a personal effort for Cucci
whose sister-in-law died of cancer in 1996.
Deadline for money-raising is Aug. 13, so the
Cuccis have a couple of weeks left not such great
news for the weary Maggie Cucci, who is mothering
their three children while bringing in the cash for the
cancer unit and her husband.
The Cuccis will keep plugging and perhaps orga-
nize another fundraiser at one of the restaurants, he
said. Servers at all of the restaurants are continuing to
collect from diners, asking them to contribute when
they pay the tab for their meals.
And the collection jars around the Island still have
room for more cash, and the Cuccis themselves will be
glad to collect donations in response to telephone calls
at 778-1679 or 779-2222.
Meanwhile, tickets are on sale for the Tennis Shoe


Ball, $75 per person, $1,000 for a table of 10, said the
cancer society. It will feature entertainment by Jenni-
fer and the Venturas and dress will be tuxedos and ten-


I Rockin' fundraisin'
What started out to be just
Billy Rice "unplugged"
became a Sunday night of
S' rocking' music at the Beach
-House Restaurant by the
full Billy Rice Band to
help manager Anthony
Cucci raise money for the
American Cancer Society
r Vand dollar votes for his
bid to win the society's
Mr. Legs Contest. Islander
Photos: J.L. Robertson






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Brennan Gallagher, 7,
Bradenton and Joey
Cucci, 5, enjoyed the
barbecue chicken at the
dinner fundraiser at the
Beach House Restaurant
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Society. Joey's dad
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the event for his bid to win
the cancer society's
annual Mr. Legs Contest.




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THE ISLANDER M JULY 30, 2003 M PAGE 3


Anna Maria parking: Commission backing in


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
With all the speed of a Model-T Ford stuck in first
gear, the Anna Maria City Commission crept closer to
a long-term parking solution for the city at its July 24
special meeting not exactly pedal to the metal, but
not stuck in neutral.
After more than 30 years of proposed solutions
in the city on this divisive issue along with nu-
merous meetings and discussions among the current
commission since March 2002 commissioners
appear to favor a compromise parking plan within
the designated Beach Access Zone that will allow
some public parking spaces for the myriad visitors
to the city's beaches, but does not call for resident-
only parking.
The commission was intrigued by a formula de-
vised by Chairperson John Quam from information in
the Baskerville-Donovan Inc. engineers July 10 report
on the 355 "available" parking places within the BAZ.
Quam's plan would "equalize the burden" of public
parking among streets in the BAZ, and calls for just
200 parking places, he said.



Higher buildings


result in


higher education

By Joe Kane
Islander Reporter
In an era when we can measure the moon and send
spaceships to Mars and beyond, we earthlings appear
unable to agree on what constitutes the height of a
structure in Holmes Beach.
Holmes Beach city commissioners appeared to be
ready to again tackle the thorny building height issue
at their July 22 meeting.
But something was wrong.
There was still confusion on just how you truly
measure the height of a building. Is it done by measur-
ing it by the crown of the road? Or do you use the sea
level as the point of reference?
At last week's city commission meeting, for more
than 15 minutes some observers would consider that
light years commissioners wrestled over what con-
stitutes a proper building height for the city.
"What I am concerned about is we are going to
have a lot of tall boxes," warned Commissioner Roger
Lutz. "Let's maintain the status quo and give back to
property owners the two feet the state recently nar-
rowed in the building envelope."
Commission Chairperson Rich Bohnenberger said
he wanted to further discuss the role of the city's board
of adjustment in setting building heights.
Commissioners came prepared to resolve a month-
long dispute caused when two variances were approved
by the Holmes Beach Board of Adjustment. Both homes
will be built 5 feet higher than the city's present height
limit of 36 feet above the crown of the nearest road.
A controversy raged, arousing discussion over the fate
of this precarious sandpile called Anna Maria. The debate
soon moved north when the City of Anna Maria was asked
to approve the construction of a home higher than that
city's legal limit of 37 feet above the crown of the road.
"Issuing variances for height is a site-specific
problem for the board of adjustment," said
Bohnenberger.
Jeff Hostetler, a local surveyor and a member of
the board of variance, cautioned commissioners that
there is no simple solution to the height problem. "In-
creasing the building height by 2 feet is not going to
solve all the problems," he said.
Sue Normand, chairperson for the city's planning
commission and perhaps one of the most knowledge-
able officials in all matters concerning the land-devel-
opment code, admitted she was baffled.
"This height issue is very perplexing," conceded
Normand. "Perhaps we need some expertise to help us."
Whereupon, Mayor Carol Whitmore asked Joe
Duennes, public works supervisor, to prepare another
presentation explaining the apparently incomprehen-
sible science of measuring an Island structure. *


The plan calls for a maximum of three parking
spaces on streets in the BDI report that have between
one and five available locations, a maximum of five
spaces for those streets with six to 10 spots, and no
more than eight parking places on streets that could
support between 11 and 20 public parking locations.
Using the formula, "That would give us a maxi-
mum of 200 spaces" in the BAZ, said Quam.
Commissioner Chuck Webb liked the idea, but
suggested the commission first go "street by street" and
put the spaces down on a map before making any de-
cision.
"We can decide if that's enough spaces, too many,
or too little," he said.
Webb also said there are obviously already a num-
ber of public parking spaces being used in the zone, but
the exact number is unknown because they have never
been identified by the city.
Quam wondered if BDI could select the parking
spaces for each street, rather than have commissioners
go street by street.
"No," said Webb. "They've done their job. Now,
it's political."
Mayor SueLynn, however, said BDI could revisit
each street and locate the "most appropriate place" for
a public parking location if the commission gives them


a specific number of spaces on each street.
Good idea, said Commissioner Tom Aposporos.
Let the professionals do what they do best.
"It then gives us the least harmful space" on each
street before the commission makes a political decision
on the spaces, he said.
Commission consensus was to put the mayor's
suggestion into first gear and hand the keys to BDI.
The commission agreed that Quam would give a
copy of his distribution plan to BDI, with a maximum
of 200 parking spaces in the BAZ.
BDI would then prepare a street map for commis-
sioners showing exactly where parking places could
best be located on each street. The commission would
then decide which spaces to accept, reject, or relocate.
Quam said he would schedule a worksession when
the BDI report is ready.
Public comment indicated that while there are still
some concerns and questions, a number of residents
were pleased the city is moving forward with a fair and
equitable parking plan for both visitors and city resi-
dents.
Resident Georgia Van Cleave praised the commis-
sion for "trying to make a fair decision," while Shirley
McNulty said the plan "seems very well organized and
going well."


E-heap
E-scrap waste collection was a success at Holmes Beach City Hall Saturday. Cari Walz of Manatee County's
Solid Waste/Landfill Division checks in the collected items, which included plenty of junk computer monitors,
VCRs and two pallets of televisions and the day wasn't done. Islander Photo: J.L. Robertson


Meetings

Anna Maria City
July 30, 6 p.m., comprehensive planning commission
meeting POSTPONED.
Aug. 4, 6 p.m., comprehensive planning commission
meeting.
Aug. 5, 4:30 p.m., capital improvement advisory com-
mittee meeting.
Aug. 6, 6 p.m., budget work session.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
Aug. 7, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
July 31, 9 a.m., board of adjustment meeting.
July 31,7 p.m., planning commission meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Of Interest
Aug. 7, 1:30 p.m., Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce meeting regarding Non-Point Discharge
Elimination System, Holmes Beach City Hall.


Cycle crash claims

life of Bradenton

man in Cortez
The son of a Holmes Beach restaurateur was
killed Sunday when he lost control of his motor-
cycle on Cortez Road.
Johnny Cicero, 18, of Bradenton, was
eastbound through Cortez when he attempted to
pass a car at 100th Street about 5:50 p.m., accord-
ing to a report by the Florida Highway Patrol. A
westbound car pulled into the turn lane in front of
Cicero, who swerved back into the eastbound lane,
then lost control of his 1998 Kawasaki motorcycle
and left the road, striking a utility pole, according
to Trooper Brett Fitzpatrick.
Cicero, who was wearing a motorcycle helmet,
was pronounced dead at the scene.
No charges were filed in the crash, and the
driver of the other vehicle was not located by
troopers.
Cicero's mother, Karen, is the owner of Parrot
Bay Cafe in Holmes Beach.






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Tidemark noticed of lawsuit
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Tidemark also has a "possible" unrecorded mortgage
dated Oct. 23, 2002, of $200,000 from Louis Wolfson
III.
According to Cichon, Regions Bank holds the first
mortgage on the property.
Along with Tidemark Partners LLC, 19 individu-
als and two companies were also named as defendants
in the notice from Regions Bank, including Brasota
Mortgage Corporation of Sarasota.
Named as defendants by Regions Bank were
Tidemark Partners LLC; Benjamin Swirsky;
Christoper Horsley; Thomas E. O'Brien; Jean E.
O'Brien; Richard D. Wilson; David Bolton; Gregory
T. Sullivan; Pauline C. Sullivan; Ronald Wagner;

School construction plans offered
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

be replaced.
The equipment that cannot be used will be replaced
with compact multi-functional structures such as a
"turbo-tower" and a "fitness center."
Apparently, only three items were planned to be
used from playground equipment purchased for
$60,000 by the community for the school less than
three years ago.
Lacking a complete inventory of the discarded
equipment, the team agreed to provide a complete list
of the "original" equipment and photographs at the next
community meeting.
Finally, landscape architect David Jones began his
first of several community presentations. He said that
he will do everything in his power to save the remain-
ing oak hammock in the old kindergarten play area.
At the north end of campus on the bayside, of the
five oaks that remain, Jones said only one could be
saved. He said the other four trees are too close to the
new building.
According to Jones, one of the oaks is in the path
of a new sidewalk and the new building line runs
straight through a second oak tree.
At the next public meeting Jones would like public
input on whether to preserve or relandscape the campus.
He said there are two options because the design plan calls
for elevating the site to 5 feet above the floodplain.


Darrell Sheridan; Freida Sheridan; Robert Gene
Cashman; Eleanor Camisa; Gustave Lineli; Martin
Tanquay; Joseph Quainter; Melvin Taylor; Marlene
Taylor; Gail Campana; D.L. Porter Constructors
Inc.; and the previously mentioned Brasota Mort-
gage Corporation.
In addition to Regions Bank's pending $1.45 mil-
lion foreclosure suit, other financial problems for the
Tidemark development include a claim of lien for
$35,643 against Carlingford Inc. by D.L. Porter Con-
structors- also named in the lis pendens and back
taxes to Manatee County of $30,375 that were due June
1. A claim for $2,323 was recently filed against
Easterling's development company, Carlingford Inc.,
by SRQ Property Management of Sarasota for book-
keeping and consulting services.
The controversial $20 million Tidemark hotel/con-


dominium/marina project was given approval by the
Holmes Beach City Commission in August 2001, de-
spite objections from several adjacent landowners and
a lawsuit against the city over approval of the project
that was eventually settled out of court by Easterling.
No construction has yet begun at the site, although
the restaurant and two duplexes on the site were razed.
Plans call for 40 units in the project along with a
full-service restaurant, meeting rooms, marina and boat
slips. The units are sold as condominiums, but will be
placed in a rental pool and rented as hotel rooms,
Easterling has said.
Easterling has received a permit from the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection for construc-
tion of a new seawall on the eastern edge of the prop-
erty along the water to enlarge the boat basin and
deepen the channel at that location.


Roof pitch
Richard Allen,
architect for
EDA, unveiled a
proposed Island-
style pitched roof
for Anna Maria
Elementary
School. Allen
suggests the roof
be made from a
plastic-type
material that can
carry up to a 30-
year warranty.
Islander Photo:
Bonner Joy


One option is to build a stemwall around the school
building and leave the landscaping at its current level. A
second option is to grade and fill the land and replant trees.
Jones will also be looking for input on whether to use
100 percent native trees or a mixture of native and non-
native trees. He asked attendees to decide whether they


should retain the ficus tree near the present auditorium, but
the project team agreed to postpone decisions until the
community can be notified that decisions are needed.
The next public meeting will be at 4 p.m. in the
school auditorium Aug. 14, when the public will be
asked for design and landscape input.


Enter 'Top Notch' for front.page award, prizes


It's all about "capturing the moment," to win prizes
and have your photo featured on the cover of The Is-
lander.
Another winner in the weekly winning contest is
featured this week, and more weekly entries are sought
through Aug. 13. The weekly prize is $50 and one of
the newspaper's "More Than a Mullet Wrapper" T-
shirts. One snapshot will be chosen from the weekly
winners to be the grand prize winner with prizes and
gift certificates awarded by the newspaper and local
merchants.


The deadline for each week's submissions is Friday.
Photos may include abstracts, still-life pictures,
landscapes and scenics, candid unposed snapshots,
action, humor and animal pictures. Nothing is over-
looked, including great kid pics, sentimental moments
and moments of personal triumph.
Send or deliver your favorites (no limits) weekly
to Photo Contest Editor, The Islander, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.
Digital contest entries should be submitted in the
original JPG format via e-mail to news@islander.org


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


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

NAME
ADDRESS
CITY
STATE
PHONE
DATE PHOTO WAS TAKEN:
LOCATION PHOTO WAS TAKEN:


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


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

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ADDRESS_
CITY
STATE
PHONE
DATE PHOTO WAS TAKEN:
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I have read the contest rules and affirm that this en-
try is in compliance with them.
SIGNATURE OF ENTRANT:


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

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ADDRESS
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THE ISLANDER 0 JULY 30, 2003 0 PAGE 5


Holmes Beach commissioners refuse to lower taxes


By Joe Kane
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach City Commission unani-
mously decided July 22 to keep the same property
tax rate in the next fiscal year, beginning in October.
As reported in last week's Islander, Mayor Carol
Whitmore and City Treasurer Rick Ashley proposed
lowering taxes, which would have saved a typical
property owner $100.
Instead commissioners decided to keep t h e
city's property tax assessment at $2.25 for every
$1,000 in property value.
"There's no hardship here," said Commissioner
Roger Lutz. "We have a rare opportunity to get
things done we've needed done."
Lutz told commissioners that with that added
money, an extra night patrolman could be hired, ad-
ditional streetlights could be installed, and maybe
the city could begin buying some fragile beach prop-
erty. Commissioners were clearly interested in con-
sidering spending more than Whitmore and Ashley
proposed.
"Our proposal reflects the input from our depart-
ment heads," responded Ashley.
Commissioner Don Maloney said he understood
what Ashley was suggesting. "The budget may re-
flect the needs of the department heads," responded
Maloney, "but 6,000 citizens might want to get
something done."
In less than 30 minutes commissioners tenta-
tively agreed to keep the tax rate the same as the
present year.
Ashley said keeping the same tax rate means the
city could realize about $235,000 more in revenue
than his proposal, making the spending total
$7,227,539.
By keeping the same property tax rate, Holmes
Beach revenue increased $1,265,745, thanks largely
to increased property assessments throughout the
city.
In fact, Holmes Beach's proposed 2003-04 bud-


get is greater then the other two Island cities com-
bined. Anna Maria's tentative budget is $2.32 mil-
lion and Bradenton Beach's proposed budget is $2.4
million.
The population for the city of Anna Maria is
1,814, for Bradenton Beach is 1,512 and the city
Holmes Beach population is 5,008.
Manatee County Property Appraiser Charlie
Hackney yearly determines the assessed value of
properties in the municipalities within Manatee
County, which then provides the basis for establish-
ing the millage rate.
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.
The proposed city's property tax rate millage
- for the fiscal year beginning in October is 2.25
mills per $1,000 of assessed value. For a house val-
ued at $425,000, claiming a homestead exemption
of $25,000, homeowners should expect to pay $900
in city property taxes for fiscal year 2003-04 the
same amount as the current fiscal year.
In addition, Holmes Beach anticipates receiving
$942,566 in state revenue from sales tax and taxes
on gas, alcoholic beverages and communications.
The city also expects to receive $161,553 in ad-
ditional tax revenue from property owners in the
form of a stormwater assessment, to maintain and
upgrade the city's stormwater-drainage system. A
typical property owner is expected to pay $36
yearly for this tax.
This year's budget proposes to separate the
city's code enforcement division from the public
works department. The code enforcement budget is
proposed at $105,784.
Also, all 39 city employees are proposed to re-
ceive a 6 percent wage increase, which includes a
3 percent cost-of-living raise.
The areas of the largest increase in expenditures
are the public works and police departments. For


Please tell 'em, "I saw it in The Islander."


example, public works department spending in-
creased $392,221, from $2,031,605 in the current
budget to $2,423,826 for fiscal year 2003-04.
The public works spending in 2003-04 reflects
an additional spending increase resulting from the
removal of code enforcement from its budget.
The police department's proposed spending in-
creased $94,565, from $1,397,059 to $1,491,624
The commission set the date for the first public
hearing on the proposed budget for 7 p.m. Sept. 11
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01inion


Reduce taxes?
Never happen, you say?
Maybe not, although in what appeared to be a maneu-
ver of the grandstand re-election variety, the mayor and
treasurer of Holmes Beach proposed to do just that.
They pored over the budget, consulted department
heads, increased spending where they could, created and
financed a new department, and found that due to the in-
crease in property values in the city, they could shave a
little off the present tax rate.
After all, the city enacted a NEW tax this year to
cover stormwater drainage improvements, and how often
does that happen?
The proposed lower tax rate would have saved a typi-
cal property Holmes Beach property owner $100.
Instead commissioners with minds of their own -
decided to keep the city's property tax assessment at
$2.25 for every $1,000 in property value.
"There's no hardship here," said Commissioner
Roger Lutz. "We have a rare opportunity to get things
done we've needed done."
Hurrah. Hurrah.
Lutz suggested a list of possible uses for the "extra
money" (Is there such a thing as extra money?), some of
which mirrors things we've suggested for years and years.
Some new ideas are winners, too.
His list includes an extra night patrolman, additional
streetlights and the possibility of acquiring some fragile
beach property for preservation.
Hurrah.
Now, how about new coordinating street signs and street
lights throughout the city, improved beach accesses (no more
railroad barricades), more and better bike paths, an extra
night police officer to oversee turtle protection and a little
slice of graft money to help convince the electors to stop
rezoning and increasing density.
Oops. Forget that last part.
There must be lots the city can do when it comes time
to plan the budget for the "contingency" money.
And plan and budget they should do. Enough of slush
funding through the year from the contingency fund.
Commissioner Don Maloney wants the money bud-
geted and we agree. Line-item spending is essential.
We should know where our tax money is going.
And with that said, we suggest that before the pub-
lic budget hearings and before the money gets spent on
pet projects (dare we call them "turkeys"?), each commis-
sioner host a "town hall" meeting to sit down with con-
stituents and listen to the myriad suggestions that will
flow from the minds of willing contributors.
Heck, we'll buy the coffee and donuts and maybe
y'all will come.
Chirp. Chirp. Hurrah.



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Refreshing preservation
I sympathize with your editorial last week regard-
ing "Hotel conversions into condos, with trumped up
time-share schemes." I certainly hope you are talking
about the ongoing "purchase and tear-down" of Anna
Maria Island beachfront duplexes and hotels that are
being replaced with million-dollar condominiums as
opposed to the Tortuga Inn Beach Resort, that is (and
.will remain) a fully functioning resort hotel and is
being converted to condominium ownership which
is different use.
All Tortuga purchasers are local Floridians who are
investing in moderately priced real estate in the expec-
tation of appreciating property values and continuing
cash flow from the hotel's successful operations. Many
say that they will spend selected time periods in their
units, enjoying beach life and the Island's wonderful
shops and restaurants. No units at Tortuga are desig-
nated for time-share use. Ever!
"Purchase and tear-down" scenarios are not a new
concept, and are taking place all over Florida's water-
front where skyrocketing land prices and high de-
mand for multi-million-dollar condominiums are out-
stripping the available supply of zoned, buildable land.
Hundreds and hundreds of Longboat Key and Anna
Maria Island hotel units are being purchased and torn
down for luxury condominiums.
Perhaps you will agree that the "preservation" of
the Tortuga Hotel Beach Resort is refreshing, and
bucking the trend. We believe Tortuga will be posi-
tioned to enjoy increased occupancy and provide rea-
sonable rates into the future. I hope other hotels fol-
low our lead.
David Teitelbaum, Bradenton Beach

What's in a name?
I have just read the article "Anna Maria ponders
name change," July 16, in The Islander and I'm dis-
turbed at the thought of changing the name of our city
after some 70 years and several city charter amend-


ments without this ever coming up.
I have several questions concerning the possible
name change from the City of Anna Maria to The Vil-
lage of Anna Maria, or Anna Maria Village.
It appears to me that many problems will come up
if the name changes, such as:
Expenses for changing all the city ordinances to
show the new name.
Replacing all stationary and other related docu-
ments bearing the city name.
All state and federal documents.
All signs that need a name change.
The above are just a few of the many changes that
will be necessary. But, it will also affect all the resi-
dents of the city.
Think about the following:
Cost of changing addresses on vehicle registra-
tions and driver's licenses.
Changing deeds and property descriptions.
Updating all insurance policies.
Updating all wills and trust agreements.
All financial records.
All addresses and correspondence.
If the local businesses want this change, will they
be willing to bear the expense of all costs to the citi-
zens?
If this goes any further, it should be placed before
the citizens at the next election. Given enough public-
ity, the citizens can make the proper decision at the
time they vote.
Tom Turner, Anna Maria


Donors thanked
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the donors and businesses that participated in its coin
canister program.
The donations received through this program go a
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Palma Sola eligible for scenic highway listing


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The Palma Sola Scenic Highway Corridor Man-
agement Entity learned at its July 23 meeting that its
application to the Florida Department of Transpor-
tation to have the causeway dedicated as a scenic
highway has finally been "approved for eligibility."
The application had been submitted to the DOT for


eligibility in April.
Susan King of the DOT's Bartow office spear-
headed the application through the DOT scenic high-
way committee meeting in early July and reported that
the committee "thought Palma Sola was an excellent
candidate for the designation."
There were some concerns expressed about tree
removal by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation


... and Palma Sola Bay now healthy


The on-again, off-again saga of healthy bathing
waters around Anna Maria Island is on-again.
Just two weeks after declaring that the waters of
Palma Sola Bay could be hazardous to bathers, the
Manatee County Health Department issued an advisory
last week giving the all-clear to both Palma Sola Bay
testing locations at the east end of the causeway.
Manatee County Environmental Health Director
Charles Henry said the most recent five-week average
of tests at the causeway test location near Bongo's
found the average of coli-forming units was below the
U.S. Environmental Protection's Agencies maximum
of 35 Coli Forming Units per 100 ml of water.
The same was true of the second causeway test

Fraud trial of Holmes Bea
A trial date in the security fraud charges against
Holmes Beach residents Jeffrey Hancock and Tammy
Catt has been set by Judge Marc Gilner for 9 a.m.
Monday, Nov. 17, in the Manatee County Courthouse
in Bradenton.
They were arrested April 3 and charged with secu-
rity fraud in connection with the December 2001 sale
of Anna Maria Island Wine & Spirits, a now defunct li-
quor store on Marina Drive in Holmes Beach.
The Hancocks were released on $1,000 bail each
and have entered riot guilty pleas, according to attorney
Lianne McCurry, who is representing the Hancocks.
The contents of the liquor store at 5308 Marina
Drive were sold by court order on the Manatee County


location at the east end of Palma Sola Bay, he said.
Henry said he believed the increase in bacteria lev-
els was related to the recent heavy rains and associated
stormwater runoff.
When excess enteric bacteria is found at a test site,
it's an indication of fecal pollution, said Henry. The
pollution could come from stormwater runoff, pets and
wildlife or human sewage, he said.
Under a federally funded program, the county
monitors 10 area saltwater locations and when levels
of fecal coliform or other bacteria exceed the accepted
EPA standard for a five-week test average, a warning
is issued.
Seven test locations are on Anna Maria Island.

ch couple set in November
Courthouse steps May 6 to satisfy a judgment of more
than $190,000 held by the Provident Bank of Florida
against the Hancocks.

Mayor Chappie hospitalized
Bradenton Beach Mayor John Chappie underwent
surgery Tuesday. He was expected to be released from
the H. Lee Moffitt Medical Center and Research Insti-
tute in Tampa by early next week.
"My doctors say I should have a 100 percent recov-
ery," Chappie said. "I'm looking forward to being back
on the dais for the Aug. 7 city commission meeting."
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Commission, King said, and these will be addressed in
a letter to the selection committee.
Eligibility is not the same as final approval, King
noted, but the causeway has made the final list.
The next step is to obtain approval of the cause-
way application and master plan from all the various
governments and agencies involved. Locally, those
entities include the Manatee County Commission,
the Bradenton City Council and the Holmes Beach
City Commission.
King said once the application is signed by all
the relevant parties and returned to the DOT, along
with the letter regarding invasive plants, a final ap-
proval letter should be sent to her in about 60 days.
The CME also discussed its action item list for
causeway improvements.
Manatee County Environmental Systems Manager
Charlie Hunsicker gave an overview of plans to link the
nature path from the Robinson Estuary in northwest
Bradenton with the causeway on the north side of
Bongo's.
The path will eventually extend from the Robinson
Preserve to Coquina Beach, he said.


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Yearning to fly: Looking back on a trip with Danny Mora


EDITOR'S NOTE: Clyde Dickey, of Richardson,
Texas, took a flying lesson aboard Danny Mora's "In-
credible Flying Boat" March 12 before the crash that
killed Mora and Robert Duncan of Bradenton on June
2. Dickey described his trip and the joy offlying for Is-
lander readers.
By Clyde Dickey
Special to The Islander
I had become impatient and testy with him. "I'm
not taking you up if you paid me a million dollars."
That's what pilot Danny Mora told me after I
waited three straight days for the right weather condi-
tions. "It's too windy, and we can't go up until it's
calm."
It all started back home on the Internet, planning
a trip with my former college roommate Dave. We
never made it to Florida for Spring Break years ago and
would make up for lost time. A generation had slipped
by, and our kids were immersed in their own college
experience. The wives hinted that we may just want to
get away for a while. Showing symptoms of midlife
burnout, an escape was overdue.
The destination would be Anna Maria Island,
where I had invested in property last year. Wanting to
show Dave a good time in my newly adopted subtropi-
cal paradise, I called Florida Water Sports and asked
about boat rentals.
"No, we don't rent windsurfers, but you should try
'The Incredible Flying Boat,'" said the voice at the
other end. It was Danny Mora.
At first, I hesitated. It didn't seem to fit my conser-
vative accountant profile. But Danny spoke about it
passionately, like religion. Then I discovered a picture
of this flying bird on the Mora Web page, and was
hooked.
It was perfect! I could fulfill a lifetime fantasy of
learning to fly, get aerial photos of my new property,
and view beautiful Anna Maria and its surroundings
from a new perspective.
The whole idea gave new meaning and wings
to the great escape of Spring Break.
It quickly became a childish obsession for me.
Dave laughed at my eager anticipation, but I couldn't
wait to fly.
Mr. Mora was very experienced, logging thou-
sands of flying hours. I watched him, earlier in the
week, patiently prepare this ultralight plane for flight
with another customer. He had cautiously tracked the
wind and weather, watching and waiting, so I felt very
safe when we finally prepared for take off on the fourth
day.
After reciting the pertinent Florida statutes and fit-
ting me with a safety vest and radio equipment for com-
munications, Danny apologized for the wait and asked
me if I was ready to go.
The butterflies were buzzing. I was nervous and
anxious, but thrilled and exhilarated. For me, the risk-
reward test was passed with flying colors. By now, I
had welcomed this opportunity with open arms.
I climbed up on the passenger seat behind Danny,
who explained the basics of flying. He was very par-


Downtown Cortez on Clyde Dickey's flight with pilot Danny Mora. Islander Photos: Courtesy Clyde Dickey


ticular about the takeoff route, minding the wind direc-
tion and steering clear of other boats, bridges, land and
people in general.
It would be the most exciting ride of my life.
Amusement parks could no longer hold my inter-
est after this. Takeoff was so smooth and quick, that it
took a while to make the adjustment between earth and
sky. Simultaneously, we let off a whoop and a holler
that was the language of only those that have tran-
scended reality, and have entered a fantasy land of their
making. The sky was all ours on this picture-perfect
day.
"You gotta just love this," I told Danny.
"I've got the greatest job in the world," he re-
sponded triumphantly. His enthusiasm was contagious.
Back to business, he showed me how to pull the bar
that maneuvered the wings left if I wanted to turn right,
to pull up if I wanted to descend, and vice versa. But I
was busy taking pictures of breathtaking views from
my perch under the wings.
When you fly on commercial jets, you really can't
identify with the height. Here, I felt like a baby bird on
my first flight out of the nest. It is literal and real. You
are forced to realize your plight, with the wind in your
face, the motor purring behind, the water twinkling, the
sun's reflection below, and the heavens embracing
above. This was aptly named "The Incredible Flying
Boat."
Danny proceeded to conduct the ideal tour with an
eagle's eye. After a brief glimpse of the Gulf, where I
took a photo looking north on Anna Maria, we circled
and headed up the bayside. I saw the Manatee Avenue
bridge up ahead, with the Sunshine Skyway painting
the background. I clicked the camera again. Passage
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Danny wanted to show me where the sharks hang
out. "Look at all those sharks!" he said as if seeing
them for the first time. "And you can see our reflec-
tion in the water, too look!"
It was all amazing. "They're 6-footers. Look!
There's a 7-footer!" Click, click, click. We saw some
fishermen. Danny saw it as his duty to guide them to
where the fish were biting. Besides, he wanted to say
hello. Danny obviously loved people.
We circled around Bean Point. I had told him how
much I liked The Sandbar restaurant, and he pointed it
out. He was very accommodating.
He landed on the Gulf and took off again as part of
the lesson and just for the fun of it. It was flawless.
Flying was second nature for Danny and as he
showed me Manatee Beach, I think he personally
waved at each of the couple hundred beachgoers. He
was very friendly.
He took me by my property, and I clicked away.
I was very pleasantly surprised to see Dave below.
He had followed us in the car, and knew we'd be in the
area. We took pictures of each other. I was reminded
of our favorite band, Pink Floyd, and their perfect song
"Learning to Fly." It echoed in my mind as we danced
in the skies: "A flight of fancy on a wind-swept field,
standing alone my senses reeled can't keep my eyes
from the circling sky, tongue-tied and twisted just an
earth-bound misfit, I."
It was all quite a rush.
"Above the planet on a wing and a prayer, my
grubby halo, a vapor trail in the empty air, across the
clouds I see my shadow fly, out of the corner of my
watering eye."
My own eyes were watering now. "There's no sen-
sation to compare with this, suspended animation, a
state of bliss, can't keep my eyes from the circling
skies, tongue-tied and twisted just an earth-bound mis-
fit, I."
It seemed as if time stood still, but an hour had
passed. We ascended high above the gulls, and glided
south around the tip of the Island and over the bridge
to Longboat. We approached Cortez for the landing.
Click.
It was a great picture, contrasting Danny's left
hand resting comfortably in the foreground, and the
bustling activity below. We landed smoothly.
The suspense subsided. The adrenaline rush would
cease. But the memories would live forever. Danny
asked me, "So how was it?"
All I could manage to say was "Oh, my God!"
I was stunned and deeply saddened to hear about
Danny's recent fatal accident. After all the knowledge,
experience and precaution he exhibited, it didn't make
any sense to me.
I must be just one of thousands of his fortunate fly-
ing companions. He brought us thrills and dreams-
come-true.
I can only assure you he was extremely happy do-
ing this, despite taking risks many of us would not. He
lived life to the fullest. No doubt about that.
And when I retire to this island paradise, I'll look
up at the sky, perhaps with a watering eye, and think
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THE ISLANDER U JULY 30, 2003 U PAGE 9


Hardball negotiations between FISH, Florida


By Joe Kane
Islander Reporter
For over an hour, Cortezians eyeballed a state official,
looking for some indication beyond his poker face.
The wily directors of the Florida Institute for Saltwa-
ter Heritage prodded and nodded at the equally inscrutable
Steven Blaschka, senior land acquisition specialist for the
Southwest Florida Water Management District.
The jackpot, potentially worth hundreds of thou-
sands of dollars, kept all 20 players at the edge of their
seats July 24 at the Cortez Community Center.
Since FISH directors rejected a $600,000 offer from
Swiftmud.for the FISH Preserve in June, the two parties
have been probing one another, seeking some common
ground.
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, FISH directors
again told Swiftmud.
"We consider your property very unique," said
Blaschka. "But typically Swiftmud is interested in
more natural and restored areas. That is why we pro-
posed to buy your land, rather than any other program."
With the ease of someone holding four aces in her
hand, Linda Molto, artist and 20-year Cortez resident,
calmly nudged the dialogue a tad, asking, "Why would
Steve come and bring us the same offer?"
Did Swiftmud think FISH would take the money
and run?
"The Preserve is not for sale," Karen Bell, a third-
generation Cortezian and FISH treasurer, reminded
Blaschka. "We are going to keep ownership."
If not ownership, what about a conservation ease-
ment, which essentially is selling development rights,
but still holding the deed to the property?
Blaschka told FISH directors that Swiftmud is con-
cerned about the extensive removal of exotic species,
a project that could cost more than $250,000 to com-
plete. He brought the house down when he said, "I
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Cortez was the only community in the country to refuse
welfare.
"The most attractive offer would be a 50-50 propo-
sition," said charter fishing Capt. James "Zach"
Zacharias. "FISH has total control of the property and
Swiftmud would clean up the land."
Who would pay to remove a forest of exotic trees
from the FISH Preserve without a proprietary interest?
"Our initial interest involved making the Preserve an
environmental easement," said Blaschka. "But when we
investigated, we found a lot of exotic species and a big
cleanup job. Maybe we aren't the agency for you."
"But we like your money," said Bell.
Zacharias reminded members how FISH members
"stuck our heads out and bought the property. We're


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looking for a little cooperation in the form of money so
the property could never be developed."
Thomas "Blue" Fulford, a third-generation
Cortezian, suggested Swiftmud give FISH $250,000 to
clean up the Preserve and allow Courtezians to do the
work and earn the funding. Also Fulford added a
$50,000 request for crab trap storage facilities.
Gradually, a decision evolved to write a letter to
Swiftmud Executive Director David Moore, stating
what FISH wants from Swiftmud.
"We're easy to work with," said Blaschka.
"No, you're not," said Bell.
Blaschka smiled, then laughter echoed throughout
the meeting room.
"We understand Cortez is a very unique commu-
nity," said Blaschka. "I hope we have a program that
fits our directives and their objectives."


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Harriet, to be near his son, but he
-..- and his three children still visit
the Island. "He's a good, kind,
generous man. He's a great father
and he loves Anna Maria Island, "
said daughter Beth. Islander
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A breakfast for new members, but definitely open
to all members, of the Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 6.
It will be at 7:45 a.m. at the Sun House Restaurant,
111 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. New members dine
free, others pay $6.50 for their breakfast fare.
That afternoon at 5 p.m. the chamber's executive
board will meet at the chamber offices, 5313 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach.
Further information may be obtained by calling
778-1541.
Disaster care courses
slated by Red Cross
Training in mass care and shelter operations to pre-
pare volunteers to help in disasters is being offered by the
Manatee County Chapter of the American Red Cross.
The free workshops will be from 6:30-9:30 p.m. in
the chapter offices, 2905 59th St. W., Bradenton.
Mass care training will be Thursday, July 31, to
show how to provide emergency needs to large groups
and to distribute bulk supplies.
Shelter operations will be Monday, Aug. 4, and shel-
ter simulation Tuesday, Aug. 5, to prepare Red Cross and
other personnel to manage shelter operations.
Complete information may be obtained from the
emergency services director, Luke Wood, at 792-8686,
or e-mail woodl @manateeredcross.org.

Center's adult programs starting
Adult programs will start in August for the autumn
season at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. The opening schedule:
Aerobics with Reba Moeller will be from 9-10
a.m. Monday and Wednesdays, starting Aug. I 1 and
13, at a cost of $4 for members and $5 nonmembers.
Yoga class will be Fridays from 9-10 a.m. Aug. 15-
Oct. 31 with Laura Bennett as trainer, cost $4 for mem-
bers and $5 nonmembers. She also teaches classes of
pilates.
Watercolors with artist Sue Lynn Cotton will re-
sume Aug. 12 from 10:30 a.m.-I p.m. for novices and
experienced artists. Cost for each four-week session is
$60 for members, $65 nonmembers.
Additional information may be obtained by call-
ing the Center at 778-1908.

Cortez artist exhibits
at arts council
An opening reception for Cortez printmaker Cecy
Richardson will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Fri-
day, Aug. 1, at the Arts Council of Manatee County's
gallery in downtown Bradenton.
Richardson moved to Cortez from California 12
years ago and is a master printmaker utilizing linoleum
block, intaglio and monoprint processes. She said she
uses Florida's plants and animals for inspiration.
The gallery is located in the Village of the Arts at 926
12th St. W., Bradenton, and the opening reception coin-
cides with the village's "First Friday Artfest" event.


Wed on beach
Bob Ferrara and
Pain Palmer
married in a
ceremony on
Coquina Beach,
attended by her
sister Tracey
Steele as maid of
honor and his
brother Jim as best
man. Receptions
followed at their
Bradenton home
and at Duffy's
Tavern. They
honeymooned on
Barbados.


Rev. Bill Grossman


Harvey pastor to repeat
council address Sunday
The Rev. Bill Grossman, pastor of Harvey Com-
munity Church in Bradenton Beach, did such an im-
pressive job in Cleveland that he will repeat it by invi-
tation this Sunday.
He was one of only three ministers invited to
preach at the 53rd annual conference of the Interna-
tional Council of Community Churches in Cleveland.
He took his address from Colossians 3:12-17 and
titled it "The Perfect Time to Lose Your Luggage." He
invites the Island to find out about timing and luggage at
the morning service at Harvey at 9:30 Sunday, Aug. 3.
Grossman is serving also as the regional trustee of
community churches in Florida, Georgia and South
Carolina.

Power squadron two-part
safety class planned
A two-part class in safe operation of power and
sailboats is being offered by the Anna Maria Island
Power Squadron on two successive Saturdays, Aug. 2
and 9.
The classes will be 8 a.m.-noon at 1200 71st St.
N.W., Bradenton. A $27 fee includes book, materials,
lunch and snacks. Additional information may be ob-
tained from Don Courtney at 745-9564.

Anna Maria budget workshops
The next Anna Maria budget workshop meeting is
scheduled for 6 p.m. Aug. 6 followed by budget meet-
ings at the same time on Aug. 12 and 19 respectively.
The first public hearing of the budget is slated for
6 p.m. Sept. 4 with the final public hearing at 6 p.m.
Sept. 16.

Hexagon is six-sided
The story in the July 23 issue of The Islander on a
proposed hexagonal single-family home for 206 Spring
Lane in Anna Maria should have noted that a hexagon
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Cortez loses favorite son


By Joe Kane
Islander Reporter
A large chunk of Cortez's character vanished with
the death of Paul Taylor, 91, on July 26.
Paul Taylor was a giver, that rare person who
thrives on pleasing others.
"He was a real sweet man," recalled Linda Molto.
"He was always happy and bringing fruit to someone."
When Gigi Ortwein moved to Cortez in 1992, Tay-
lor was the first person to make her feel welcomed. "He
had the gentlest heart," said Ortwein. "When they
speak of Cortezians as being the 'finest kind,' they
were speaking of Paul Taylor."
The one common theme from friends and family
recalling Taylor's life is that he was a gentleman.
"He was the epitome of goodness," said Thomas
"Blue" Fulford. "I remember when I was just 3 years
old and my father had died, Paul was there, comfort-
ing my mother. He was also a good citizen and fisher-
man. I learned my work ethics from Paul."
Taylor quit school when he was 14, spent his life
net fishing mullet, mackerel and bluefish and whatever
came in season. He was married to Inez Bennett Tay-
lor for 57 years before she died 11 years ago. They had
two daughters, Sherrell and Geraldine.
Alcee Taylor was a first cousin to Paul. Both their
fathers came to Cortez in 1913 from North Carolina.
"He was a hard worker," remembered Alcee. "And he
always had a lush garden and fruit trees which he
shared with everyone."
Chester Bell knew Taylor all of his life and recalls
working with Inez, who served as a bookkeeper and
secretary for fishing crews. "He was such a giving per-


The finest kind
Paul Taylor holds up a rare saltwater sturgeon in
what was considered better times for fishers the
1940s. Islander Photo: Courtesy Earl Williams


son," said Bell. "Everyone liked him so much."
Ever since Mary Fulford Green was a child she
sensed the goodness of Taylor. "Paul represents what
Cortez is all about," said Green. "He worked hard,
loved his family and cared for the community."
But no one will miss Taylor more than his grand-
son Earl Williams who fondly remembers fishing with
his grandpa. "My grandfather's life represented what
Cortez is all about and how we Cortezians want it to
remain," said Williams. "He was the 'Finest Kind."'


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sor of biological science at Central Connecticut State
University from 1964-89 and was named professor
emeritus upon his retirement. He received an under-
graduate degree from Auburn and a doctorate in marine
biology from the University of Miami. He served in the
U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was a member
of the Scientific Research Society of North America,
the American Society of Parasitologists, and was listed
in the Marquis Who's Who in America 2003. He was
scientifically recognized for using parasites of marine
fish to help identify geographical groups of bluefish
along the Atlantic Coast of the United States.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home is in charge of arrange-
ments.
He is survived by brother Robert of Ruskin; neph-
ews Terry, Brian and Jeffrey; and long-time friend
Arthur Ballman of Holmes Beach.

Johnny Cicero
Johnny Cicero, 18, of Bradenton, died July 27.
Born in Bradenton, Mr. Cicero was a lifelong resi-
dent. He attended Manatee High School, was a football
player, and attended Saints Peter and Paul the Apostles
Catholic Church.
His mother, Karen, is owner of Parrot Bay Cafe in
the Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 31,
at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, 6000 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Services will bat at 10 a.m. Friday,
Aug. 1, at the church, 2850 75th St. W., Bradenton.
Burial will be at Mansion Memorial Park, Ellenton.
He is survived by parents John and Karen; sister
Amanda; and maternal great-grandmother Mary
Maggio of Newton, N.J.

Glenn L. Gill
Glenn L. Gill, 97, of Bradenton, died July 23.
Born in Wood County, Ohio, Mr. Gill came to
Manatee County from Bowling Green, Ohio, in 1970.
He retired as an agent and telegraph operator for B&O
Railroad in Middletown, Ohio. He was a 32nd Degree
Mason and a member of the Scottish Rite in Toledo,
Ohio. He attended St. Bernard Catholic Church,


Holmes Beach.
Memorial services will be in Bowling Green at a
later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the
church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217.
Brown and Sons Funeral Home, 43rd Street Chapel, is
in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by sisters Maxine Duquette of
Tontogany, Ohio, and Palmetto, and Eileen Long of
Bowling Green and Palmetto.

Paul Thomas Taylor
Paul Thomas Taylor, 91, of Cortez, died July 26.
Born in Cortez, Mr. Taylor was a lifelong resident.
He was a commercial fisherman and a member of Or-
ganized Fishermen of Florida. He was a member of
Palma Sola Bay Baptist Church.
Visitation will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 30,
with services at 2 p.m. at Brown and Sons Funeral
Home, 604 43rd St. W. Bradenton. Burial will be at
Fogartyville Cemetery, Bradenton. Memorial contribu-
tions may be made to Florida Institute of Saltwater
Heritage, care of Thomas "Blue" Fulford, P.O. Box
606, Cortez FL 34215.
He is survived by. daughters Sherrell "Taylor"
Roberts of Bean Station, Tenn., and Geraldine F. of
Marysville, Wash; five grandchildren; 12 great-grand-
children; and one great-great-grandchild.


Nancy Lewis' memorial feast
Hunter Taylor, 3, great-grandson of Alcee and Plum
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choices chocolate and more chocolate. Scores of
friends and family attended a luncheon at the Cortez
Community Center July 26 following the funeral of
Nancy Lewis, 88. In traditional Cortez manner,
scores of guests brought food, memories and fellow-
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Bermuda Triangle, Brits experiment revisits Bradenton Beach


By Joe Kane
Islander Reporter
A recent test to sink a boat in the Gulf by bubbles
failed. It took a kid to know the reason why.
Little did 12-year-old Phil Beck know that his sci-
ence project would come in handy for his father's Ber-
muda Triangle experiment.
After all, if Phil's sixth-grade test could be success-
fully carried out in a 15-gallon aquarium, and it was,
why not try it in the Gulf of Mexico?
The aim of the $60 science-class project was to
create a "bubble net" and see what effect it would have
on a toy boat.
"It worked," said Phil Beck. "I put a little plastic
boat in the aquarium, weighed the boat down with pen-
nies, then moved the boat over the aerated water and,
pow, the boat sank."
With 9-year-old brother Brian looking on, Phil
explained what a fish tank might have to do with ships
and planes disappearing off the east coast of Florida.
The theory being tested is that a tremendous sub-
terranean burst of gas swallowed all objects in and
around the area known as the Bermuda Triangle.
The source, again according to the theory, of these
gas bubbles is dead animals that have sunk to the bot-
tom of the sea and are then covered up by drifting sand.
Gas from the rotting carcasses builds up, then erupts in
a giant bubble, consuming any object in the area and
causing boats to fill up with water and sink.
That's the theory. But as Phil's father found out,
reality can be a little more complicated.
For four days last month, a British Broadcasting Com-
pany film crew videotaped an elaborate demonstration in
the Gulf just offshore of Bradenton Beach near Ninth
Street North the former location of Trader Jack's restau-
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However, the audacious BBC film crew and their
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First, the lead boat pulling the test boat the one that
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The device was then filled with 1,800 cubic feet of air
to create the "field of bubbles."
But, alas, the pressure was so great the pipes burst
free from the ton of weights that were intended to hold
it in place, causing the crew to abort last month's test.
Young Phil advised his father they needed more
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Bradenton Beach city commissioners learned at
a budget workshop that to meet its proposed 1993-94
budget, the city needs to increase its millage rate from
2.75 to 3.7466, a 36 percent increase from last year.
Anna Maria residents disagreed with a beach
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Florida Shore and Beach Preservation Association that
would have cost taxpayers $2 million. The city had
opted out of a federally funded beach renourishment
program earlier in the year.
U.S. Coast Guard Capt. John Winslow in Miami
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uncooperative as a neighbor and has basically
tried everything legally and illegally to stop the
project."
Wilcox said the suit claims tortiouss inter-
ference" with the business practices of GSR,
also seeks a declaratory judgment on an ease-
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damages.
"I've responded and am waiting for my day
in court," said Lohn. "They are harassing me
because I caught them outside of the scope of
their project."
Lohn's appeal before the board of adjust-
ment addressed issues of height, setback, reten-
tion ponds, date of surveys and an easement.
The board of adjustment, after lengthy de-
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IMS director talks about his past, school year ahead


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Gary Hughes fell in love with Anna Maria Island
like many Islanders, on a weekend trip.
Hughes said he was living in central Florida with
relatives and looking for the right place to rebuild his
life after a divorce.
As soon as he visited the Island he began looking
for job opportunities and started his own kayak rental
service to meet what he saw as a demand not yet being
fully met.
After establishing Hughy's Kayak Rental and
Tours in August 2001, he approached Island Middle
School to offer free kayak rentals for students who
achieved academic excellence.
Hughes also contributed to the school's annual
Walk-the-Island for Island Middle School fundraising
event and at that time was asked if he would be inter-
ested in returning to teaching physical education and
life skills. He had mentioned to the administration that
he had taught in Texas and was a Manatee County sub-
stitute teacher.
Hughes said he left teaching to go into entrepre-
neurial pursuits because he became increasingly un-
happy with the traditional education system. It wasn't
until he had an opportunity to interview and familiar-
ize himself with the IMS charter that he agreed to join
the school faculty full time.
Little did he know he would soon find himself at
the helm, leading the school in implementing the char-
ter that drew him to the school.
Hughes said he decided to apply for the director-
ship because of the many administrative contributions
he said he made since joining the faculty.
"In working here during the year the administration
began using my talents, abilities and suggestions in
operating the school," Hughes said.
Some of the administrative duties Hughes per-
formed included developing a discipline policy, student
scheduling and general organization of school opera-
tion. "It seemed I was making many welcome sugges-
tions," Hughes stated.
---As the school's new executive director, he said he
is looking forward to moving ahead with the school's
charter but recognizes that there are some challenges
to overcome.
At the top of his list is to mend the division be-
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the best way to bring people together is to allow
them to be involved in a team effort. "Either they
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themselves and leave the
operation altogether," he
said.
Hughes said school is
beginning with a clean slate
and he wants the IMS team
to do all it can to fully
implement the school's
charter so "kids can have the
best possible education we
can give." Hughes
Hughes said the teach-
ing staff would not change, although there may be
some changes in the subjects they teach. Hughes said
he is interested in using each teacher's strengths as well
as individual interests.
Kelly Parsons, IMS math teacher, will be joining
Hughes in the administrative office as the assistant di-
rector in charge of volunteer scheduling and grant/
fundraising.
Hughes said he offered Parsons one of the two new
assistant positions because of her rapport with parents
and her organizational skills.
A second assistant will be hired when, Hughes
says, he finds the right candidate. The second assistant
will be in charge of curriculum and academics.
Hughes said he will be teaching four life skills
classes during the week and his assistant directors will
teach five classes in addition to a planning period and
two administration periods weekly.
The assistant directors will have the authority to
handle any school-related concern and parents can
count on at least one director being available in the
office at all times.
Hughes said one of the main challenges to be met
this year is focusing on the school's charter renewal.
The school charter is its contract with the Manatee
County School District and all the provisions within it
need to be met or addressed before the school board
renews its three-year charter.
Hughes will be meeting with the district charter
school liaison Fran Padget prior to the beginning of the
school year to learn about the-charter renewal process.
Hughes said he will be posting a checklist of require-
ments on the wall of his office and the community will
be able to watch the school's progress as each goal is
accomplished.
One of the stipulations in the charter that needs to
be addressed is writing a progressive curriculum for the
school. Hughes said he has hired Noranne Hutchinson,
one of the school's founders, as a consultant to help

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The charter states the school will offer a progres-
sive education, which is an "umbrella" term indicating
the school will use an arts-infused curriculum, multi-
intelligence learning, project-oriented learning, mixed-
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The charter also stipulates that parents be given a
six-hour educational course to teach them about the
unique attributes of the school. Hughes plans to imple-
ment this requirement in August when parents return
for the school orientation Aug. 7.
The first part of the six-hour course will be the two-
hour orientation. Following will be two separate orien-
tations one focusing on the charter and one on
volunteerism.
"Once parents truly understand the charter and
catch on to the vision of the school," Hughes said, "I
believe parents will not only support the charter but
also take measures to make sure it happens."
Hughes said parents of new students will be asked
to complete the orientation course before their student's
application is accepted.
Another change in line with the charter is that
teachers will assess students the first week of school to
determine skill levels. Throughout the year the focus
will be on mastering skills, rather than merely obtain-
ing a letter grade.
Also, a Personal Education Plan will be maintained
for every student. The PEP is a portfolio of individual
work and skills they've mastered so teachers can de-
sign their teaching and curriculum around individual
instruction, explained Hughes.
Also, students can look forward to a lot of project-
based education. Hughes said the basic learning format
will be to master skills in the classroom and then put
them to use in the real world.
One of the first schoolwide projects will take place
in September or October. Students will have a choice
between six to 10 areas of interest and will spend a
week volunteering in the community. A component of
the school charter is to allow students some choice in
their education.
Hughes is also looking forward to bringing the
community into the school, by using professional Is-
land volunteers to teach special electives. Some elec-
tive subjects the school hopes to offer through commu-
nity volunteers include various visual arts and perform-
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Classes resume at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 11. A parent ori-
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City to village? Give us a reason, Anna Maria says


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria's city commission at its July 24 meet-
ing discussed the idea of having voters decide in the
November election if they want to change the name of
the city to "Village of Anna Maria."
While legally there is no difference between an
incorporated "city" and "village" in Florida, commis-
sioners wondered where the idea came from and what
was the rationale behind the suggestion.
Informed by Mayor SueLynn that the idea came
from some members of the business community, Com-
missioner Tom Aposporos said it appears to be just a
"marketing tool.
"You can still call this a village without a name
change," he said.
Commission Chairperson John Quam said that
changing the name from "City" to "Village" might cost
the city considerable expense, but he did not have any
exact figures.
City expense would include changing documents,
letterheads, signs and equipment, not to mention the
cost of placing a referendum on the ballot.
While Commissioner Duke Miller said he thought
the idea of a village was "kind of cool," he wanted a
presentation from an organized body, giving reasons
for a name change and costs to the city, before he
would consider placing the issue on the November
ballot.
Commissioners agreed and moved to defer further
discussion until someone makes a formal presentation
to the commission with their reasons and costs for a
name change.

Trash it to the rear
The proliferation of trash containers left out on the
edge of the road Sunday for Wednesday pickup has
become so severe, the city is taking action.
Commissioners agreed to have City Attorney Jim
Dye draft an amendment to the garbage collection or-
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along the road no earlier than 5 p.m. the day before
collection. The containers must be removed by 7 p.m.
the day of collection, according to the proposed amend-
ment.
In addition, the words "garden trash" would be
added to the ordinance so there is no ambiguity about
what constitutes a trash container.
SueLynn said Code Enforcement Officer Gerry
Rathvon is now proactive on this issue and will write
letters and issue warnings to first-time offenders.
Miller said the main problem with trash containers
left out for days is that the city has so many nonresident
owners who only come on weekends to clear their
yards, who then leave the trash containers and yard
waste by the road when they clear out on Sunday. Al-
though the garbage pickup schedule is Monday, the
empty containers are left alongside the road until the
next visit by the owners.
Yard waste, however, is only collected on Wednes-
day, and Waste Management Inc., the city's garbage
collection firm, can't change that pickup date because
it's set by the county landfill.
"So I suggest we require nonresident owners to
obtain rear-door pickup from Waste Management,"
said Miller. The cost is only about $2 a month for rear-
door pickup, he said. "That would solve 99 percent of
the problems," he claimed.
Acting City Attorney Michelle Hall, sitting in for
the vacationing Jim Dye, said that policy is probably
"doable" if the money were going directly to the city,
not WMI. She said she would have Dye investigate the
issue.
SueLynn reiterated that Rathvon will not be con-
fiscating offending trash cans as she had suggested
previously to the commission.
Hall agreed, saying confiscation might be a legal
problem for the city.

Code enforcement policy
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unconstitutional because complaints, by law, have to be
signed.
Hall said the city is in compliance because it's the
city that investigates a complaint, not the anonymous
person.
"It's the same as someone reporting a robbery at a
7-11," she said. The police investigate the call and sign
any complaint.
Code enforcement complaints are signed by the
city.
Commissioner Chuck Webb said he was inclined
to support Jenkins "on a policy issue, not a legal one,"
and suggested the mayor re-examine the policy. The
commission could discuss this at a future workshop.
SueLynn reminded the commission that the policy
came from a previous commission before any of the
current members and herself were elected.
Since the new charter was adopted in February
2003, the mayor now sets policy for code enforcement.
The current commission discussed and approved con-
tinuing the anonymous complaints policy last year, she
said.
"But I will bring this issue back to the city commis-
sion," she promised.
Resident Dale Woodland said he was on the Code
Enforcement Board for nine years and the policy then
was that complaints had to be signed when presented
for investigation.
"Since the policy changed, there seems to be more
unnecessary divisiveness and animosity among the
residents, solely because of this policy," he said, and
strongly urged the mayor to "reconsider the policy."
Jenkins agreed. "I think the policy needs to be
changed."
Because of anonymous complaints, "The city is
allowing itself to be used as an agent for harassment of
private citizens," he claimed.
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Shower for 20,000 babies Saturday


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
It's baby season on Anna Maria Island's beach, and
the newborns need all the help we can give. We'll see
how much on Sunday at Coquina Beach.
That will be the annual "baby shower" for turtles, now
hatching and destined to push up out of the sand by the
thousands over the next couple of months. Turtle Watch
will be host, we turtle fans will show off our generosity.
The shower will be 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 3 at the
south Gulfside pavilion. It will go on rain or shine, says
Turtle Watch who ever heard of a turtle caring if it
rained? Besides, it is a shower, after all.
The Turtle Watch volunteers provide all the nest-
ing season's labor, knowledge, tender loving care.
Mother sea turtles, nearly all loggerheads, provide the
eggs that they deposit a couple of feet down in the sand,
letting nature's warmth incubate.
This year's shower gifts will be shared with the
Wildlife Rehabilitation group on the Island and Wild-
life Rescue, which serves Anna Maria Island from a
mainland location. The cumulative list of items sought
include:
Boxes of disposable rubber gloves.
Gallon jugs of bleach.
Old towels.
Long, heavy-duty garden hoses.
Amdro ant bait (no other brand, please).
Baby bottles.
Dawn dish soap.
Old sheets.
And money which is almost as badly needed.

Code enforcement
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 14
Occupational License Tax
The commission approved the first reading of the
ordinance suspending collection of the Occupational
License Tax.
The tax can no longer be collected, City Attorney
Jim Dye has said previously, because the 1995 city
commission missed the Oct. 1 deadline that year set by
the state legislature for cities to increase its OLT and
further collections are invalid.
Quam said while the city's OLT is suspended, the
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Suzi Fox is once again the organizer of the shower,
as she is of so much that helps turtles survive their brief
sojourn on our land. She is head of Anna Maria Island
Turtle Watch and holds the state's permit for marine
turtle preservation on the Island.
She said two other organizations are joining Turtle
Watch as beneficiaries of the shower, as they have
joined in rescuing wildlife in addition to turtles.
"We've worked hand in hand with them all along,
helping them in their work as they helped us in ours,"
Fox said.
At the shower Sunday, Turtle Watch will provide
hot dogs, hamburgers and sodas, and Fox asks guests
to bring a dish to share.
They shower will provide the goods with which
humans help up to 20,000 baby turtles get from nest to
Gulf, where they will be on their own until the survi-
vors return to the beach of their birth some 50 years
from now to propagate their race.
There are 190 nests on the Island so far and, at an
average 100 eggs per nest, quite a few nests still to
come, the total of babies is impressive.


enact new laws allowing cities to increase the OLT.
The OLT brings in about $20,000 in annual rev-
enues for the city, SueLynn has said previously.

Swale study
Commissioners also approved a line-item transfer of
$15,000 for Baskerville-Donovan Inc., the city's engineer-
ing firm, to build a sample swale along the Pine Avenue
alleyway between North Shore Drive and Crescent Street.
This would alleviate a serious flooding problem in
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The nest total is just a touch below average, Fox said,
though more than double last year's 93. The highest on
record was 300 in 1997. New nests have slowed now to
one a night, down from the half-dozen at the height of the
activity. Fox expects perhaps two dozen more by the end
of August. The incubation period is about two months, so
the end of October should see the end of hatching.
There are more disorientations this year than usual,
she said, evidently due to the year's renourishment
having raised the beach level. That gives the baby
turtles a longer sight line for the distraction of artificial
lights. The hatchlings instinctively head for light,
which for millions of years meant the reflection of
moon and stars on the sea but modem times add man-
made lights ashore. When they head upland, they are
in great peril of death by predator or dehydration.
Businesses on the Island "have done perfect jobs,"
this year, Fox said, virtually all of them keeping lights
from young turtles' sight. Not so with residences, some
of which have lights visible from the beach in all three
cities. Most are rentals, Fox said, but their lights are as
deadly as any to hatchlings.


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some of the long-term drainage problems throughout
the city.
The money was originally earmarked to fix a drain-
age problem on North Shore Drive, but BDI has found
that a proposed fix there will require an inspection and
permit by the Southwest Florida Water Management
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or more, the mayor said.
Rather than have the money sit idle, she said it could
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Island Publix not moving
The Island Publix supermarket in Holmes Beach
isn't going anywhere, Publix spokesperson Lee
Brunson of the Publix corporate offices in Lakeland
said.
That statement came following a report last week
that Publix planned to open a new facility in the
Beachway Plaza at the comer of Manatee Avenue West
and 75th Street in Bradenton. Some Islanders had
feared the Holmes Beach location might move to
Beachway Plaza, a suggestion Brunson quashed.
That's not on the list of things Publix is going to
do, he said.
In fact, he said he could not even confirm Publix
will put a store in Beachway Plaza.
"At this time, we have no plans" for a new store at
Beachway Plaza or to relocate an existing facility, he
said.

Beach House confusion?
Ed Chiles of the Chiles Group, owners of the
Sandbar and Beach House restaurants on Anna Maria
Island and the MarVista on Longboat Key, said re-
ports that the Beach House Restaurant might be for sale
or sold are completely unfounded.
Chiles said the confusion apparently began when
the Beach House Resort at 1000 Gulf Drive in
Bradenton Beach was put up for sale.
"Someone called and said they were worried about
having their wedding at the Beach House because they
had heard the restaurant was sold. I even had a city
mayor call me asking about the sale," he said with a
laugh. "It's totally untrue."
He did say, however, that the Chiles Group has
closed the Anna Maria Laundromat on Gulf Drive in
Anna Maria.
Chiles recently bought the property and said he is
looking into the possibilities of establishing an on-site


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toric Cortez fishing village.
After serving on the Heritage Trail Committee,
Voyles said she "began to look with new eyes at our
unique area."
She likes to capture the "Old Florida" look of
bright tropical foliage and contrasting colors.
Joan Stewart-Kauffman wanted to be an artist
from the time she was a little girl.
After more than 32 years as a teacher in art educa-
tion and also as an administrator, she now paints floor
cloths made of artist canvas using acrylic paint.
"I now paint mostly Florida scenes, tropical flow-
ers, palm trees or any whimsical fish that comes to
mind," she said.
The art of painting on canvas actually began in
America when the Pilgrims arrived, Joan said.
"They used to use old sail canvas and stained it
with fruit and vegetable juices to cover their floors."
Joan also enjoys recreating old furniture into fun
things and painting her own clothes.
Artist Joyce Curvin uses new and recycled mate-
rials to create creatures with "attitude and spunk."
Her characters are designed with a dash of humor,
she said, and are inspired by the wildlife of her native
Florida.
"I always allow for fun colors, interesting textures
and a playful spirit in my work," she said.
"After all, people just don't laugh enough," said
Joyce with a laugh.
Judy Jones is inspired by nature and her own
quirky thoughts, she said.
"I may even be an artist," she said with a smile.
Self-taught on the basis of "survival," Judy began her
artistic career remodeling an 1827 farmhouse where she
and her husband were the innkeepers for 12 years.
"The challenge was to keep myself amused and
watercolor paper allowed me to do that," Judy said.

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work using a technique of layering colors sets her apart
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"Hopefully, it's creative, lively and gregarious, like
me."

Running on the Gulf
A new business has just run onto Anna Maria Is-
land designed to help Islanders create more time for
themselves, or who are unable to do a lot of driving and
need assistance with many daily tasks.
Owner/operator Jody Hughes says Gulf Coast
Errand Runners helps individuals and businesses
with services ranging from grocery shopping, prescrip-
tion pickups, pet sitting, dry cleaning delivery and cou-
rier services to computer research, invitations and holi-
day cards, business mailers, office organization, secre-
tarial services and typing.
How's that for a wide range of errand services?
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Many of the services offered are geared to elimi-
nate stress in people's lives, add more time to a daily
routine, or help those who may be unable to perform
many daily chores without assistance.
Gulf Coast Errand Runners is available on Anna
Maria Island and in Bradenton, Sarasota and Venice.
For more information, contact Jody at 504-4828 or
at www.gulfcoasterrandrunners.com.

Playroom pre-registration
The Playroom located in the Holmes Beach Busi-
ness Center at 5345 Gulf Drive #300 will hold a "Back
to School" pre-registration party from noon to 3 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 2.
Lunch will be served and a number of children's
activities are planned.
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For more information, call Cindy Thompson at
962-6047.

Old and new wash and fold
A farewell party for Judy Donahue, who is retir-
ing from the "Wash and Fold" service she operated at
the Holmes Beach Coin Laundry, will be held from 4
p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Adg. 1, at the laundry. Light
snacks will be served and the public will have an op-
portunity to meet "Kelli," the new "Wash and Fold"
professional who is taking over for Judy.

Welcome new members
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
recently welcomed eight new members.
Businesses joining the chamber were:
AMI-Seawind @Bermuda Bay Club, 1437 Gulf
Dr. N. in Bradenton Beach, ph. 863-859-0946
Breiter Capital Management at 101 S. Bay
Blvd., #B-4, in Anna Maria. 778-1900
Edward Jones Investments, 3226 East Bay
Drive, Holmes Beach. 779-2499
The Royal Nut and Passing Wind Manor at
5623 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. 778-5114
Waterbird Way Rental Property at 10415
Waterbird Way in Bradenton. 207-867-2213
The Garden Hut, 5337 Gulf Drive in Holmes
Beach. 778-2773
Dolphin Dream Charters at P.O. Box 329 in
Anna Maria, 778-4498
TMS Property Inspections at 6006 Gulf Drive
#113 in Holmes Beach. 224-4556

Got a new business going up in Anna Maria Island,
Cortez or Longboat Key? How about a new product or
service, an anniversary, a new hire, or an award-win-
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your news to 778-9392, or e-mail us at
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
July 22, 9801 Gulf Drive, Dips Ice Cream, crimi-
nal mischief. According to the report, an 18-inch-by-
18-inch pane of glass was broken.
July 22, 400 block of Alamanda Road, battery.
According to the report, a woman claimed someone
tried to pull her from her apartment by her hair.
July 22,400 block of Alamanda Drive, suspicious
circumstances. A man reported that his grandmother
went to her bank with a neighbor and withdrew more
than $100, which he said she didn't remember doing,
and the account did not have the funds. According to
the report, there were several voided check numbers
unaccounted for in her bank book.
July 23, Gulf of Mexico off Bean Point, lost prop-
erty. A woman reported losing her cell phone while
boating.
July 23, 902 S. Bay Blvd., Rotten Ralph's restau-
rant, information. According to the report, a woman
flagged down deputies for assistance in taking custody
of her minor child, who was having dinner with her
father.
July 23, 900 S. Bay Blvd., Galati Yacht Basin,
theft. According to the report, a seat was broken off a
vessel and found floating in the Gulf near Bean Point.
July 24, 100 block of Pine Avenue, lost property.
A man reported that the surfing kite he left outside his
residence was missing. According to the report, it is
unknown if the kite was stolen or if it blew away. The
surf board the kite had been attached to was left at the
residence.

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Your news about social events, anniversaries, weddings,
births and "interesting Islanders" is always welcome at
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in "the best news on Anna Maria Island."


A man was charged with driving on a suspended li-
cense, reckless driving and attaching a tag not assigned
to his vehicle.
July 16, 2513 Gulf Drive, Circle K, fraud. A man
was arrested for using a credit card that belonged not
to him but to a Holmes Beach resident. According to
the report, the man got the card from the owner's
grandson.
July 18, 2000 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Beach, war-
rant arrest. According to the report, a man was arrested
on a Highlands County warrant for child-abuse
charges.
July 22, 100 block of 26th Street N., alcohol vio-
lation. According to the report, a couple was charged
with possession of alcohol under the age of 21 after
officers found the couple having sex on the beach.
July 23, 2513 Gulf Drive N., Circle K, theft. Ac-
cording to the report, a woman stole a six-pack of
Smimoff malt liquor from the store.
July 25, 2513 Gulf Drive N., Circle K, DUI arrest.
According to the report, after witnessing several traf-
fic violations, officers arrested Jorge Bianchi, 47, of
Holmes Beach, for driving under the influence of alco-
hol. According to the report, the passenger with him
was also arrested after he caused a disturbance follow-
ing Bianchi's arrest.

Holmes Beach
July 23, 5626 Gulf Drive, Harrington House,
criminal mischief. According to the report, two teen-
agers were seen driving a golf cart into a construction
area and through a fence, breaking the gate.
July 23, 6600 Gulf Drive, Resort 66, criminal
mischief. According to the report, someone entered
the bike storage area and slashed the rear tires of
four bikes.


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including various guns, rifles and jewelry was stolen
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Wednesday, July 30
7:45 to 10:30 a.m. Blood drive at the Longboat
Key Chamber of Commerce, 6854 Gulf of Mexico
Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 746-7195.
Noon to 4 p.m. Blood drive at Publix Town
Plaza, 525 Bay Isles Parkway, Longboat Key. Informa-
tion: 746-7195.
6 p.m. Family storytime at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 778-6341.

Thursday, July 31
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Beginner's goddess dance
with Bethsheba at SHAPES, 4105 Cortez Road,
Bradenton. Information: 739-9799. Fee applies.

Friday, Aug. 1
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Antique and collectible show
at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami
Trail, Sarasota. Fee applies.
6 to 9 p.m. Opening reception for artist Cecy
Richardson at the Arts Council of Manatee County, 926
12th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 746-2223.
6 to 10 p.m. Opening reception for "Artistic Illu-
minations" by Allen Litman at the Valerie Rose Studios,
1119 12th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 748-8671.

Saturday, Aug. 2
8 a.m. to noon Safe boating class at the Anna
Maria Island Power Squadron, 1200 71st St. NW,
Bradenton. Information: 745-9564. Fee applies.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Antique and collectible show
at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami
Trail, Sarasota. Fee applies.
10 to 11 a.m. Turtle talk with Anna Maria Island
Turtle Watch volunteers at the Manatee Public Beach
south picnic tables, Manatee Avenue and Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 778-5638.

Sunday, Aug. 3
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Turtle "baby shower" with the
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch volunteers at Coquina
Beach south Gulf-side pavilion near Longboat Pass,
Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-5638.
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Antique and collectible show


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Monday, Aug. 4
10:15 a.m. Gulf Coast Writers meeting at the
Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 778-7732.

Tuesday, Aug. 5
7:30 a.m. Business Network International meet-
ing at the Hilton Beachfront Resort, 4711 Gulf of
Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-5543.

Wednesday, Aug. 6
7 to 8 a.m. Pier regulars meeting at the Anna
Maria City Pier, Pine Avenue and South Bay Boule-
vard, Anna Maria. Information: 778-7062.
7:45 a.m. Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce member breakfast at the Sun House Restau-
rant, Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. Information:
778-1541.
5 p.m. Island Chamber executive board meet-
ing at 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
778-1541.
6 p.m. Family storytime at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 778-6341.

Ongoing:
Summer Camp at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, through
Aug. 8. Information: 778-1908. 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.
Cortez artist Cecy Richardson's exhibit at the Arts
Council of Manatee County, 926 12th St. W.,
Bradenton, through Aug. 28. Information: 746-2223.
Beginner's goddess dance with Bethsheba at
Shapes Fitness Center, 4105 Cortez Road, Bradenton,
through Sept. 25. Information: 739-9799. Fee applies.

Upcoming:
Parent orientation at Island Middle School Aug. 7.
Back-to-school open house at Anna Maria El-
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Every Rotary Club has an individualized banner and
the Anna Maria Island club exchanged banners with
two Australian clubs as a sign of friendship. The
Island club's banner features palm trees and golden
sand. Don Fernald, center, AMI Rotary club presi-
dent, presented the Island banners to Leslie Cleaver,
right, Rotarian from Port Macquarie, and Chris
Harbor, left, an officer of the New South Wales Parks
and Wildlife Service, who represented the Chris
Harbor Rotary Club.

Arthur Miller's 'The Price" at the Banyan Theater
Aug. 8.
Anna Maria Island Power Squadron safe boating
class Aug. 9.
Women's Equity Day Luncheon at the Bradenton
City Centre Auditorium Aug. 9.
Aerobics begin at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center Aug. 11.
TLC after school program at the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center begins Aug. 11.
Soccer registration at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center Aug. 12.
Watercolor class begins at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center Aug. 12.
Old Salt Fishing Tournament captains' meeting at
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Comp plan changes to voters? Manatee plate flushed?


Islanders have been wrestling with creating a vi-
sion of how AnnaMaria Island should look in 30 years
as far as growth and development are concerned. Now,
an 800-pound gorilla may have stepped into the ring in
the form of a constitutional amendment that would
mandate all comprehensive-plan changes be put before
the voters for approval.
A pair of environmental attorneys from Volusia
County have begun the petition process that would
place land-use changes on the ballot.
"Because land-use decisions are just about the
most important decisions that local governments make,
the voters should have the final word about decisions
that can make or break their community's future," ac-
cording to proponents of "Florida's Hometown De-
mocracy Amendment."
"And what if your community is facing a continu-
ous onslaught of many comprehensive-plan changes?"
the group asks on its Web site. "It means your local
comprehensive plan has probably been hijacked by bad
development and a local government indifferent to
your quality of life and your community's future all
the more reason to put the people back in charge!"
The development community obviously opposes
the amendment, stating that the referendum process
would add up to two years to a project's life span and
increase the cost of doing business.
The group has an uphill battle ahead of them.
More than 500,000 signatures are needed to even
place the issue on the ballot next year. For more in-
formation, go to the group's Web site,
www.floridahometowndemocracy.com.

Manatee design change considered
We all love those lumbering manatees, but the
Florida license plate that commemorates sea cows
leaves something to be desired. I've always thought the
plate's manatee design looks like something you'd



Bob Hope's death
touches Cortezian
Alcee Taylor of Cortez .
vividly remembers the
day Bob Hope enter-
tained Alcee's naval
buddies from the 71st
Battalion stationed in
the South Pacific in
1945. "Hope brought a
little laughter to us
when we needed it, "
said Taylor. "He was a
great man." Pictured
with Hope is dancer .
Patty Thomas, one of -
the troupe bringing
relief from the war to
the fighters.


rather not encounter while in the water, and it appears
that state officials may have had the same thought.
They now want to flush the current graphic manatee
look.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission is considering a redesign of the manatee li-
cense plate. According to the FWC, "Interested wild-
life and commercial artists are invited to submit art-
work for possible use in the creation of an updated
manatee license plate." Deadline to submit artwork is
Oct. 17. Submission should go to Florida Marine Re-
search Institute, care of the Manatee License Plate
Redesign Committee, 100 Eighth Ave. S.E., St. Peters-
burg FL 33701.
Only "center-design"'plates will be considered,
similar to the current plate. Due to limitations on the
plates, no four-color process art will work: You've got
four spot colors, including black, to work with. There
is also up to 1/6th of an inch of registration wobble in
the plate manufacturing process, so don't figure to do
any real intricate designs if you plan to enter and win.
You also won't get any money if your design is
selected, but it would be pretty cool to see your artwork
on tens of thousands of cars, wouldn't it?
The manatee plate, by the way, first hit the streets
in 1990. Funds raised by the sale of the license plate
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News from the wild west
A buddy came back from a couple weeks in Mon-
tana and showed off a weekly newspaper from the wild
west. The Roundup Record-Tribune & Winnett Times
is in its 96th year of publishing. It's a broadsheet a
big paper, compared to The Islander's tabloid size -
and the July 16 issue had all of eight pages.
The hot news in Roundup apparently is a youth
fair, fire restrictions, a call for historic photos and let-
ters to augment the Roundup Heritage Project, two new
business openings and the offer of free swimming les-
sons. There was also a pretty nice picture of a butter-
fly but, since the paper is only black and white, the shot
lost a little of its impact in print.
Oh, and Tommy and Dorothy McCleary have land-
scaped their backyard with trees. I guess it was some-
thing of a big deal in Roundup either through the
McCleary doing the landscaping or that they were able
to find any trees in Montana since the picture ran on
the front page.
Although it's probably macabre, I enjoyed the
obituaries. Take the comments about Frank Charles
Stanisha, 95:
"While working as a ranch hand on the Broadview
Flat, he started playing baseball with a group of young
men from the Broadview area. They traveled to the
small surrounding towns for an afternoon of baseball,
a time he cherished for the rest of his life. His educa-
tion stopped at the fifth-grade, so Frank worked very
hard learning the construction trade. Frank was an ex-
cellent woodworker; his cupboard drawers were hand-
crafted to glide as smooth as silk. Frank worked very
hard, never shirked a duty, saved his money and rarely
played."
Frank sounds like a heckuva guy and, in its way,
the Roundup Record-Trib is a heckuva little newspa-
per.

Oops
I screwed up last week by failing to mention that
Mary Anna Evans was coming to town Saturday to sign
copies of her first book, "Artifacts." She is a wonder-
ful woman who has written a great book. Look at it this
way I thought it was great enough to stay up until 2
a.m. finishing it.
My buddy Paul Bergen described "Artifacts" bet-
ter than I could: "The past, racial politics past and
present, even the intricacies of Southern antebellum
architecture, all collide in the present as a young
woman's research into her ancestral home produces
results no one could have predicted. 'Artifacts' is an
adventurous blend of mystery, history and social com-
mentary and, without doubt, one of the most unusual
and intriguing Florida novels published in years."
And the whole story takes place on a fictitious
chain of islands in the Florida Panhandle that could
have been modeled after Anna Maria about 50 years
ago. There's even a Hurricane Brillo that comes call-
ing in the end.

Sandscript factoid
Florida license plates are made by the 3M com-
pany. The plates "are printed on reflective sheeting
which is covered with tiny glass reflective beads," ac-
cording to the company, and the sheeting "is not as
dimensionally stable as paper and stretching may oc-
cur." The inks are also UV fade resistant.
Not quite the prison stamping-machine process, is
it?


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THE ISLANDER 0 JULY 30, 2003 0 PAGE 23


Welcome to summer fishing: reds, grouper, tarpon


By Capt. Mike Heistand
As Bill Lowman put it, it's midsummer and the
fishing shows it.
Backwater action continues to be great for redfish.
Nearshore in the Gulf, mackerel and some sharks are
being caught, while farther offshore grouper action is
still great.
And although tarpon action is starting to slow,
there are still silver kings being spotted and hooked
- in Tampa Bay and near the beaches.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said fish-
ing action has hit its typical midsummer mode: redfish
on the seagrass flats in the bays and mangrove snapper
along the Intracoastal Waterway. Offshore, it's red
grouper in about 100 feet of water and, a little farther
from shore, look for tuna, wahoo and dolphin, with
trolling producing the best results.
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
he's hearing good reports of redfish being caught along
the Perico shoreline at higher tides. Shrimp are running
small right now, but fish still seem to be hungry for
'em. Tarpon action is starting to slow, but the silver
kings are still being sighted and hooked. Mackerel are
an excellent choice for anglers going offshore to the
artificial reefs, too.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he's caught catch-and-release snook to 27
inches, mangrove snapper to 16 inches and trout to 20
inches last week.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
boaters are bringing lots of redfish back to the dock, plus
some really big jacks in the cut. Sharks are caught in front
of Terra Ceia Bay and there are mackerel being reeled in
near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge fishing piers.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business out of
Catchers Marina in Holmes Beach said his charters
caught some catch-and-release snook last week, a lot
of redfish and they're still jumping tarpon.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach out of Catchers said he's catching a few
permit, some mackerel and he's still getting hookups on
tarpon.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide out of Catch-
ers said grouper fishing remains excellent, but he has to



Horseshoe winners
Winners in the July 26 horseshoe games were
Tom Rhodes of Cortez and Bill Starrett of Anna
Maria City. Runners-up were Jack Cooper of
Holmes Beach and Hilda VanMechelen of Bel-
gium.
Winners in the July 23 games were Herb
Ditzel of Anna Maria City and Rhodes. Runners-
up were Ron Pepka of Bradenton and
VanMechelen.
The weekly contests get under way every
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City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no
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go offshore in about 150 feet of water to get the big ones.
He's also catching mangrove snapper to 5 pounds.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said fishers there
are catching mackerel, snapper, oversized redfish, a
few catch-and-release snook and some pompano.
Anglers at the Anna Maria City Pier report mack-
erel catches in the morning, a few small bonnethead and
blacktip sharks, and catch-and-release snook at night.
Mangrove snapper are also lurking around the pilings.
On my boat Magic we had a couple trips last week
where we caught more than 20 redfish. We hooked what
must have been a 30-pound cobia but lost it right at the
boat, and have caught lots of mangrove snapper to 16
inches in length.
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 infor-
mination on the catch and a name and phone number for
more information. Snapshots may be retrieved once they
appear in the paper.


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Moon Date AM HIGH AM LOW PM HIGH PM LOW
Jul30 3:10am 1.5 6:07am 1.4 12:50pm 2.7 8:11pm 0.0
Jul 31 3:22am 1.6 7:00am 1.3 1:38pm 2.6 8:47pm 0.1
Aug I 3:40am 1.7 7:59am 1.1 2:34pm 2.5 9:19pm 0.3
Aug 2 4:04am 1.9 9:03am 1.0 3:33pm 2.2 9:48pm 0.5
Aug 3 4:29am 2.0 10:12am 0.8 4:39pm 1.9 10:17pm 0.8
Aug 4 4:58am 2.2 l:28am 0.6 6:00pm 1.7 10:45pm 1.1
FQ Aug 5 5:36am 2.4 11:00p* 1.3 7:56pm 1.4 12:54pm 0.4
Aug 6 6:23am 2.5 2:20pm 0.2
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PAGE 24 M JULY 30, 2003 M THE ISLANDER


Former Island girl takes game to Jacksonville State


By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Correspondent
Former Island resident Kendra Benshoff is back at
the beach this summer, working as a camp counselor
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
And she really sparkles when the soccer balls come
out for play.
She's eagerly looking forward to her second sea-
son of soccer at Jacksonville State University in Jack-
sonville, Ala., where she and her teammates just com-
pleted their most successful season to date, posting a
13-6-1 record.
They finished their regular season in fourth place
' and advanced through the Atlantic Sun Conference
tournament before dropping a 3-0 decision to the Uni-
versity of Central Florida in the semifinal game to end
their season.
Benshoff got off to a great start for the Gamecocks,
starting the first game of the season against Vanderbilt
and remaining in the starting 11 before a pulled
quadricep muscle sent her to the sideline five games
into the season.
Benshoff had a hard time making it back onto the
field once she regained her health, largely due to an
extremely strong roster, according to Coach Lisa
Howe.
"Kendra got off to a strong start for us, showing the
potential to one day achieve all-conference honors, but
untimely injuries set her back. We have such a strong
roster from top to bottom that it was hard for her to get
back on the field."
Benshoff finally got back in the starting lineup, but
her time didn't last long. An elbow to the face that frac-
tured her jaw ended her season right before the confer-
ence tournament started.
"We could have really used her in the tournament,"
stated Coach Howe. "She was really in good form and
playing well, but that's the nature of the game."
Howe went on to say that she and her coaching
staff have high expectations from Benshoff for the
coming season and they hope she can avoid the inju-
ries that plagued her freshman year.
Benshoff got her start playing soccer when she was
in elementary school. As a first-grader, she came home
from school one day with a soccer registration an-
nouncement that she gave to her mom who
promptly threw it out without it being mentioned again
that is until the next year when the second-grader
brought home another soccer announcement and told
mom she really wanted to play soccer.
She didn't let it go this time, bugging her mom all
week until Saturday finally came. She and her mom
went to registration at Abel Elementary School and
waited in line.
When they got to the front of the line, the registrar
stated, "You're a girl. This is a boys' league."
They inquired about a girls' league, but there was
none at that time, so Kendra signed up for the boys'
team and after a few games where Kendra "knocked
some boys on their rears," she earned their respect.
Kendra started getting serious about the game
when she tried out and made the Manatee Magic team


Kendra Benshoff is in her second season of soccer at
Jacksonville State University in Alabama.

at 13 years old. She played with the Magic before go-
ing to high school where she became a four-year starter
for Bayshore High School in Bradenton.
Benshoff said it was a huge transition from the
club/high school-level to playing in college. "I couldn't
believe how hard two-a-days were when soccer prac-
tice first started." The mental aspects of the game and
the speed and skill of her teammates were also a big
adjustment.
Another adjustment to college life was living in the
dreaded dormitories, which she is adamant won't hap-
pen next year. "I'm already planning on moving into an
apartment with some friends."
Kendra said her college highlight was scoring her
first goal of the season, though she didn't know which
team she scored against. Turns out it came in the sev-
enth minute against Auburn-Montgomery College on
Nov. 1 and it turned out to be the game winner in their
3-0 victory.
Kendra is currently undecided on a major, but is
considering criminal justice and forensics.
After living in Holmes Beach during her high school
years, Kendra now lives in Palmetto Point with her mother
Ellen, father Dave and her twin sister Karrie, who also
works at the Community Center. She also has two older
brothers, Josh, 27, and 21-year-old Zach.
When asked about a possible foray into the WUSA,
the professional women's soccer league, Kendra stated
that if it happened it would be nice, but she's not too con-
cerned about playing professionally. For now she's con-
tent working as a summer camp counselor at the Center
and working out under the guidance of former NFL line-
man Pig Goff at Gold's Gym.
She's counting down the number of days left of
summer break before she has to psych herself up for the
start of soccer practice and those dreaded two-a-day
practice sessions.
Good luck, Kendra!


Island soccer on the horizon
The Anna Maria Island Community Center's fall
soccer season is just around the comer and the Center
is presently accepting registration for the 2003 season.
Boys and girls must be at least age 5 and no older
than 14 by Aug. 18 to be eligible to play in the Island
league.
The Center will hold two open registration nights,
Tuesday, Aug. 12, and Thursday Aug. 14, both from 6
p.m. to 8 p.m., with Saturday, Aug. 18, being the last
chance to register.
The registration fee for Center members is $40 for the
first child and $35 each for any additional children from
the same family. Nonmembers fee is $50 for the first child
and $45 each for any additional family members.
There will be mandatory tryouts for all age groups,
with team selections immediately following each of the
scheduled tryouts.
Kids age 5-7 will try out Aug. 18,7-8 p.m. Next are
the age 8-9 tryouts, which will be held Aug. 19, 7-8
p.m. The 10-11 age tryout time is 7-8 p.m. Aug. 20,
while 12-14 tryouts are 7-8 p.m. Aug. 21.
The Center is in need of coaches for the 2003 sea-
son. Call Joe Chelbus at the Center, 778-1908, to vol-
unteer your time or for more information.
Registration forms may be obtained at the Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.

Center seeks cheerleaders
The Anna Maria Island Community Center has
opened registration for cheerleaders for the 2003 sea-
son and is seeking coaches for the cheerleaders.
Volunteers to teach the cheerleading program are
needed before the class schedule can be adopted, said the
Center, and it would be "a great opportunity for high
school students with cheer and/or gymnastics experience
who need service hours" to get involved with coaching.
Registration forms may be obtained at the Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, and further informa-
tion is available at 778-1908.

Basketball news
Manatee County Parks and Recreation Department
wants to let all Island basketball enthusiasts know that
another season of basketball is coming up.
Players ages 5-17 wishing to participate in the next
season can register throughout the month of July at the
G.T. Bray Park gymnasium.
A birth certificate is required and the cost is $40
per player. For more information, call 742-5926.

Adult B-ball at Center
Don't forget adult basketball on Wednesday nights
from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The courts are open and air
conditioned! There's a small $2 fee to play.

Check in
If you have a story idea or have sports news to re-
port, or photos to submit, call the Islander at 778-7978,
or visit the office. Or you can e-mail me at
sportspg@tampabay.rr.com.


Christmas
fun in July
Jake and Luke
Huelsman get an
early chat with
Santa at the
Bradenton
Beach Moose
Lodge's "Christ-
mas in July"
party July 26.
More than
$1,000 was
raised, some of
which will go to
needy Island
children and for
Anna Maria
Elementary
school's new
basketball
hoops. Islander
Photo: Joe Kane


Peace pal visitor
Anna Maria Elementary School welcomed Nanette Dougherty, a teacher center specialist from PS 69 in
New York City, to the Island. AME and PS 69 students have been "peace pals" since the events of 9/11.
Enjoying a "peaceful" lunch are, standing from left, AME art teacher Gary Wooten, former AME
Principal Tim Kolbe and Island Rotarian Don Fernald. Seated, AME guidance counselor Cindi
'larrison, Dougherty and AME Principal Kathy Hayes. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy





THE ISLANDER 0 JULY 30, 2003 E PAGE 25



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

PINE ARMOIRE $300; beige velour love sofa $50,
white night stand, dresser, $50, double bed/box
spring, frame $50. Call 914-2106.

NEW OAK COMPUTER desk, $100. Computer $95.
Call 778-1012.

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

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


HUGE CARPORT SALE Friday and Saturday, Aug.1 -
2, 8am-1 pm. Large gas grill, refrigerator, stove, cabi-
nets, desks, dressers, day bed and trundle, table and
chairs and much more! 310 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.

HUGE SALE Niki's, Wednesday-Wednesday, 9:30AM-
5PM. Lots of vintage and antique jewelry 50 percent off.
All sterling jewelry 50 percent off. Group lamps, choice
$5. Select gifts 50 percent off. Call 779-0729.

GARAGE SALE SATURDAY, Aug. 2, 8am-lpm.
Large 3X men's shirts, lots of household miscella-
neous, new stationary exercise bike, few lawn Christ-
mas decoration. 302 Iris, Anna Maria.

HUGE MOVING SALE Saturday, Aug. 2, 8am-noon.
Two households, rain or shine. Furniture, antiques,
books, linens, cookware, designer decor items, art,
tools, electronics, rugs, two- person hammock, patio
furniture, Dept. 56 collectibles, lamps, craft supplies,
much, much more! 607 N. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria.

YARD SALE AT HALEY'S Motel. Saturday, Aug. 2,
9AM-4PM. Mattresses, appliances, bedspreads, mis-
cellaneous. 8104 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.


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
E-Mail: dougdowling@earthlink.net
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LOST PUPPY: Three month old small black terrier
mix with white tip on tail, paws and chest. Lost in vi-
cinity of Island Fitness in Holmes Beach. Owner
heartbroken. Please call, 778-4205 or 504-2253.

LOST PERSIAN CAT: Beige, goes by name
Pugmire, last seen in vicinity of 77th Street. Reward!
778-4135.


CRITTER SITTER nine years in pet care. 24 years as
an Island resident. Lots of TLC for your beloved 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.

FREE BABY BUNNIES. Adorable! 778-2515.


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
Marina. 792-2620. Bottom painting.

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

BOAT LIFT for lease. Capacity of 7,000 lbs. Located
at a residence in Key Royal, Holmes Beach. Available
immediately. $150/month, payable in 2-3 month
blocks in advance. For details, call 730-1086.

2.5 HP HONDA four-stroke. 10 hours. $575 or best
,offer. Call 778-0505.

SHORELINE BOAT TRAILER can accommodate 20
feet. $450 or best offer. Call 779-0281.


9.5-FOOT DINGHY in excellent condition. $275 or
best offer. Call 778-0505.



EGMONT EXPRESS CHARTERS Thank you for
voting us #1. Sunsets, snorkeling, Sarasota Bay,
Egmont Key and more. Custom tours available. See
dolphins all day! Hourly, half-day and full day. Call
778-7459 or 720-5470.

LET'S GO FISHING! Call Capt. Mike Heistand on the
charter boat "Magic." Full or half day backwater fish-
ing. 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
sitter? We will watch them. Call any of four great sit-
ters 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.


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good lease, smoking OK. $85,000. Call Longview
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Buying or Selling, I would like the opportunity to help with all your
real estate needs. Just call, Vicki Gilbert at 713-0195 or page me
at 233-0778.

Wedebrock Real Estate Company
Holmes Beach, Florida
Phone: 941-778-0700 Fax: 941-778-4794
Toll Free: 800-615-9930 www.wedebrock.com


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All Gulfront High Speed Elevators Security Gates Burglar Alarms All Units
Enclosed Garages Pool with Spa High Ceilings From 2,160 Sq. Ft.
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PACKING AND SHIPPING: Palmetto business with
great potential, motivated seller. $59,900. Longview
Realty, 383-6112.


ACE HARDWARE of Holmes Beach seeks perma-
nent full-time and part-time cashiers and sales as-
sociates. 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 dlur-
ing the summer months. Duties include checking
books in and out, reshelving books and generally
assisting library patrons. Anyone interested in vol-
unteering in our friendly community library can call
Eveann Adams at 779-1208.

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world?
Are you interested in learning the history of Anna
Maria Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria
Island Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria. We need you!. Call 778-0492.


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

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throughout the open lioor plan Fearuri include 3 bedroom- ,wo-car *ga
rage, custom ceramic tie floonng and remodeled kitchens and balhs aitn
decorator Louches. Enjoy the privwilges of your pnvale dOCK and boat lih
with room for a pool. Asking $499 000


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Property Manager Realtor

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: i 310 im Avnuei P.O. Box 1299-Anna aria, FL 34216
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OUR ISLAND HOME Assisted Living Facility: We are
committed to creating the warmest and most loving
homes. We have an English RN living on the pre-
mises. We offer respite and daycare and always have
space available for your long-term needs. Call Annie,
Maria or Chris for more information. 778-7842.

CNA: 15 YEARS experience with references will care
for you in your home. Call 708-0990 for more info.


MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, cabbage
palms, patio gardens, trimming, clean-up, edgings,
more. Hard-working and responsible. Excellent ref-
erences. Edward 778-3222.

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

CLASSIFIEDS ADS can be found on line at
www.islander.org.

COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your
computer misbehaving? Certified computer service
and private lessons. Special $25 per hour- free
advice. 545-7508.

ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING for great results,
wash away mildew, dirt and salt. Thorough, reason-
able and reliable. Free estimates, licensed and in-
sured. 778-0944.


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

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

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

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

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

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.


All real estate advertising herein is subject to the Fair Housing
Act, which makes I illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation
or discrirrinallion based on race. color, religion, sex, handicap.
EQUAL familial status or national origin, or intention to make any such
preference, limitation or discrimination." Familial status includes
S H OUSIN4 G children under age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians,
pregnant women and people securing custody of children under
S PP RTUNIT 18. Trhis newspaper will not knowing accept any advertising for
0 P R TIUNIT N real estate which is in violation of01 the law Our readers are hereby
informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are avail-
able on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimina-
tio.n call HUD toll-tree at 1-800-669-9777, for the hearing im-
paired ITDD) 1-800-543-8294
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OUTSTANDING TOWNHOUSE 3BR/2BA with large two car
garage that has storage. This unit features an open airy floor
plan overlooking wooded area. Lovely screened patio and
many other great features.
CALL JOHN ZIRZOW 778-9171
OFFICE 753-1620


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$499,000 WATERFRONT LIVING
Key West style, elevated pool
home on deep water canal in Fla-
mingo Cay with direct access to
intercoastal. Split bedrooms, tile
floors, updated kitchen. IB94587

$599,000 ISLAND FOURPLEX
Excellent investment for this well-
maintained island fourplex! Only a
half of a block to the Bay and three
blocks to the Gulf. Each unit has
central heat & air, refrigerator and
range and its own electric meter.
IB93309.


$425,000 BUILD YOUR ISLAND DREAM HOME
Looking for a place to build your home? Here is one
of the few canalfront lots available in Holmes Beach!
No bridges to Tampa Bay and the Gulf. IB90367.
6016 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton
(941) 751-1155 (800) 778-8448
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A MUST SEE!
3BR/2BA, HEATED POOL, GARAGE
3810 6TH AVENUE, HOLMES BEACH $425,000
3818 6TH AVENUE, HOLMES BEACH $440,000
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NORTHWEST BRADENTON just off Riverview Blvd. Close to Warner's
Bayou. Updated 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. MLS# 94789

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DUPLEX WESTSIDE OF GULF DRIVE! Charming duplex, short half-
block to beach. Continue using as duplex or convert to larger single-fam-
ily home. Recent updates include tile floors, exterior and interior paint,
newer A/C, wooden deck. Large 2BR/1BA and 1BR/1BA. Great rental
history, tenants in place. A must see! Priced to sell at $325,000. Call
Stephanie Bell, Owner/Agent 778-2307 or 920-5156. MLS# 93114





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across the street from the white sands of the Gulf of Mexico. Take a short
walk to shopping and restaurants. Over 1,300 sq. ft. of open design pro-
vides airy space for true tropical living. Community pools, tennis courts
and under building parking. Well maintained unit. Call Rose Schnoerr or
Scott Dunlap, 730-3376. $259,000.

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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.

PANTHER RIDGE
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
all! $489,900.

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 contempora a nd home
with sundeck overlook .nal and
private bo p, orage, close to
fishing\ rants and shopping. 2 car
garage residential area. $499,900


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

779-0202 (800) 732-6434
ANNA MARIA

MLS SiiCoast
REAL ESTATE LLC
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 www.suncoastinc.com


Frank Davis
Broker






Melinda Bordes
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Bob Fittro
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Wendy Foldes
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Richard Freeman
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Alan Galletto
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Jon Kent
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Tom Nelson
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Nick Patsios
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Chris Shaw
Realtor


ALMOST BEACH VILLA! 1 1/2 blocks
to the beach. 2 bedrooms and 1.5
baths. All new kitchen including cabi-
nets, counter tops and appliances. New
floor tile and carpeting throughout.
Deck and screened lanai. Garage with
lots of storage area with room for a
small boat! $314,500. MLS# 94706.
WATERFRONT HOMES
& LOTS
524 71st St. ............... $1,250,000

4212 Redfish Ct. LOT ..... $575,000


307 Iris St .....................
536 Key Royale Dr..........
106 Gull Dr ...................
508 Key Royale Drive .....
606 Dundee Ln. ..............
616 Hampshire Ln. .........
511 59th St....................
8401 Marina Dr .............
10432 W. Sandpiper Rd..


$495,000
$849,900
$599,000
$479,900
$549,000
$799,900
$595,000
$699,000
$749,700


ISLAND HOMES,
CONDOS, LOTS & DUPLEXES
Westbay Pt Moorings #86. $395,000
4915 Gulf Dr ............. $1,715,000
Beachwalk Townhomes II up to. $539,000
308 55th St. Lot ........... $219,000
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

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

PERICO ISLAND/MAINLAND
2418 90th St. NW........ $2,995,000
7504 NW 15th Ave. ........ $154,900
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,J 816 Audubon Dr. .......... $214,000
867 Audubon Dr. ........... $225,000

Marilyn Trevethan Stop by and use our talking
Realtor window 24-hour information center.


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Paradise Improvements 778-4173
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MR. BILL'S HOME REPAIR/maintenance service. Over
30 years experience, self-employed in construction
trades. "I'm handy to have around." 779-9666.

PERSONAL ASSISTANT will take you to appoint-
ments, run errands, watch your home while you're
away, wait for service people while you're at work.
Light cleaning and medical assistance. Call Sandy,
794-2301 or 920-1364 cell.

RESIDENTIAL HOUSE CLEANING Bi-weekly, great
references. 12 years experience. Insured, now ac-
cepting new clients. Call 792-3772.

EXPERT CLEANING personalized service! Many
excellent references. Call Kris, 750-8366.

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

BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigera-
tion. Commercial and residential service, repair and/
or replacement. Serving Manatee County and the
Island since 1987. For dependable, honest and per-
sonalized service, call William Eller, 795-7411.
RA005052.

ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional cre-
ates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding!
www.jackelka.com. 778-2711.

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 main-
tenance, cleanup, tree trimming, hauling, Xeriscape.
Island resident. Excellent references. 778-5294.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If it
is broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior dis-
count. Call 778-2581 or 962-6238.

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

ECONOMY CUT lawn service. Professional lawn
care at the kid-next-door prices. Free estimates. 778-
5294.

WANTED: MONTHLY LAWN maintenance accounts.
Please call Wayne at 750-0112 and leave message.

JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call 807-1015.


PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and instal-
lation. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and trees.
Irrigation. Everything Under the Sun Garden Centre,
5704 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. 778-4441.

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

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

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

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


VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Dan or Bill, 795-5100


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

INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. 35-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at
778-1730.

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

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

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

GRIFFITHS' ISLAND PAINT Interior/exterior paint-
ing, pressure washing and wallpaper. For prompt,
reliable service at reasonable rates, call Kevin at
704-7115 or 778-2996. Husband/wife team.

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

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

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

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

HOME REPAIRS & IMPROVEMENTS Carpentry,
painting, 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. Lic.#104776. Insured.

ROSCOE'S RENOVATIONS: Tile, wood floors, dry-
wall, texture, kitchens, bathrooms, paint (interior/ex-
terior), pressure cleaning. Quality work, fair price.
Call 812-0227 or 812-0454.

PAINT & TILE Home repair service. Best price! Sat-
isfaction guaranteed. Free estimate. 524-0088.


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

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

HANDYMAN SERVICES: Scott Fulton contractor.
20 years experience. Island resident, area refer-
ences available. Cell, 713-1907; home, 778-4192.

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


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

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

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

ANNUAL RENTALS: Half duplex, 2BR/2BA, new ce-
ramic floors, $750; 2BR/1 BA, stackable washer/dryer
hookup. $725; New tile floors, stove, refrigerator, 1BR/
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:
SeaBreezeNShore@aol.com

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-
47340o.

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


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

$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,
complete furnishings. Call 779-9549.

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

VACATION GULFFRONT APARTMENTS Large
2BR tropical furnished interiors, porches, sundecks,
immaculate. Convenient, Anna Maria, no pets,
owner. Call 778-3143.

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.
Available Aug. 1, $600/month, includes water. Also,
furnished efficiency available now, $585/month, in-
cludes water, bayside, beach access, shopping, res-
taurants, quiet area, first, last. $250 security. No pets.
Call 387-9252.

SEASONAL RENTALS. Perico Bay Club, 2BR/2BA
off-season rentals now $1,100/month; 2004 season,
$2,500/month. Book now! Longboat Key, north-end
2BR/1BA 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 extras. $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: gtussey@aol.com.

HOLMES BEACH GULFFRONT New rental. 2BR/
2BA, partial Gulf views, pool, tennis, saunas. Non
smoking, no pets. $650-$925/week. Monthly dis-
counted. Call (443) 255-4140.
www.sunplazahaven.com.


ANNUAL RENTALS: Brand new beautiful 3BR/ LARGE 2BR/1BA, newly renovated apartment.
2BA home, two-car garage, minutes to beach, Laundry, cabana, swimming pool. Excellent location.
$1,400/month. Also available 2BR/2BA apart- $625/month. Call 748-0888.
ment, short block to beach, $750/month. Both ANNUAL RENTALS: 103 23rd St., Bradenton
units, no pets and nonsmoking. Call Fran Maxon Beach, 2BR/1.5BA cottage, furnished, $900/
Real Estate, 778-2307 for details. month; Longboat Key 2BR/2BA condo, waterview,
$1,700/month; Perico Bay Club 2BR/2BA condo,
PERICO ISLAND Brand new 3BR/2BA, two-car pool, $1,000/month; Mango Park, 4BR/2.5BA,
garage. Maintenance-free home. Lakefront, all ap- pool, $2,500/month; 607 N. Bay, 3BR/2BA, garage,
pliances, amenities, clubhouse and pool. Annual $1,400/month. Call SunCoast Real Estate,
lease. $1,550/month-$1,450/month. Call 779-0202.
798-3885.
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RENTAL WANTED: Retired couple seeks to lease
unfurnished home on Island starting Sept. 1. Non-
smoking, no pets. E-mail: rrheilman@msn.com, or
call (505) 856-1660.

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) 894-1950.

BEAUTIFUL WATERFRONT HOUSE all new, 1 BR/
1BA. 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 779-9074.

FURNISHED 2BR/2BA. Spectacular sunrise view in
Holmes Beach with dock. September-November,
$800/month, plus electric and phone. (941) 224-
6521 or (970) 879-5531.

WATERVIEW! Perico Bay Club. 2BR/2BA luxury
condo in gated community. Turnkey, pool, Jacuzzi,
tennis. Nonsmoking. Seasonal, $2,600/month, plus
tax and cleaning. 778-3320.

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

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


AUGUST SPECIAL! Steps to beach, spacious, fully
furnished, 1 BR apartment, Anna Maria Island, cable
television, washer/dryer, phone, only $425/week. Call
778-1098.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 7306 Holmes Blvd., 2BR/2BA,
$950/month. Call Mike Norman Realty, 778-6696.

1BR UNFURNISHED annual lease Holmes Beach.
Two blocks to beach. $575/month. Call (727) 461-
3384 or (727) 656-3384.

ISLAND HOME REPAIRS: Carpentry, drywall hanging,
texturing, electric plumbing, painting. No job to small!
Ceiling fans, screen repairs. Low prices. Call 504-2027.

MINOR HOME REPAIRS Great rates, references.
Call Rick, 750-8366.

LARGE DUPLEX UNIT in Holmes Beach. 3BR/2BA,
remodeled, unfurnished, washer/dryer hook-up, an-
nual, $900/month, plus utilities. Available immedi-
ately. Call 779-0337.

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

CONDO FOR RENT or sale. Turnkey Holmes Beach,
2BR/2BA, two pools, tennis, one block to beach. Prin-
cipals only. Call 756-0132.

DELUXE CONDO Bradenton Beach, 2BR/1BA, one
block to Gulf, pool. Seasonal $650/week, plus tax
and cleaning. No pets, nonsmoking. Call 778-3320.

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ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/1BA, large decks, cathedral
ceilings, lush landscaping. One block to beach, clean,
very nice, washer/dryer. Bradenton Beach, $950/
month. Call 779-0121.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA in Holmes Beach. On canal,
$1,400/month, partially furnished. Call Smith Real-
tors, 778-0770.

WATER VIEW! Perico Bay Club, 2BR/2BA, gated
community, luxury condo. Turnkey, seasonally.
$2,600/month, plus tax and cleaning. Call 778-3320.

ANNUAL 1BR/1BA DUPLEX in Holmes Beach.
Close to beach. $650/month. Unfurnished. Call Smith
Realtors, 778-0770.

BRADENTON BEACH fully furnished efficiency avail-
able through December. Single or couple. No pets,
nonsmoking. Half-block to beach or bayside. $680/
month includes taxes and utilities. Call 778-9002.

ANNUAL RENTALS available now. Take advantage
of great move-in specials. 1 and 2BR units starting at
$575/month. Call Island Real Estate, 778-6066.

ROOMMATE WANTED. Fully furnished beach
house available immediately. $550/month plus utili-
ties. Please call Hallie, 779-9794.

ANNUAL 2BR/1BA: Clean, stacked washer/dryer,
central heat and air, just steps to beach. $850/month,
first, last and security. Will consider small pet. Call
730-0977.

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


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Absten for a viewinal
807-4661.

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Architectural design, almost
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ANNUAL RENTAL Morningside condo, 2BR/1BA
ground-level villa, near schools, shopping, Blake
Medical Center Hospital. $750/month. Small pet al-
lowed. Marina Pointe Realty Co., 779-0732.

2BR/1BA two blocks to beach. Newly remodeled, tile
throughout. Great neighborhood. Annual, $825/month;
seasonal $1,600/month. Call 778-3313 or 730-6349.

ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA newly painted, clean.
7306 Holmes Blvd. $950/month, includes water,
cable, lawn maintenance, trash, range, refrigerator,
blinds. Call 778-7159.

BRADENTON BEACH DUPLEX Gulfview, turnkey
furnished, all new furnishings. New central heat and
air conditioning. TV and VCR, 962-1101 or 778-2776.


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

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. Williams, C & C Real Estate, 744-0700.

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.

SELL IT FAST! Advertise in the The Islander!


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/1BA free-
standing. Large two-car garage. Updated, new roof
and air conditioning. $409,000. Real Estate Mart,
756-1090.

RARE SPACIOUS Perico Island townhouse. 2BR/
3BA, plus den. Excellent turnkey, lovingly furnished.
Gorgeous master suite. Tennis, pool. $272,000. For
sale by owner, 792-7828.

GORGEOUS PERICO BAY Club Villa, Price re-
duced! 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 Banker. 713-6743.

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BAYVIEW WITH deeded dock, deep-water canal.
2BR/1.5BA. 10215 Manatee Ave. W., #10. (727)
204-2225.

BEAUTIFUL GULFVIEW Island condo, totally re-
modeled, 2BR/2BA, furnished, custom built-ins.
Holmes Beach on Gulf, $649,900. Owner, 778-8347
or 713-9484.

PRIME LOCATION near Cortez and Anna Maria Is-
land. Large lot, screened lanai, Jacuzzi, garage,
2BR/2BA, beautiful trees. For sale by owner at
$169,000. For this valuable property, call 795-5241.


SINGLE FAMILY 2BR/1.5BA updated house in
Holmes Beach with boat slip on east side and Gulf
beach 500 yards to the west. Lanai, hot tub and
fenced tropical backyard in quiet neighborhood.
Must see! $345,500. By owner. Call (910) 778-8307.

PERICO BAY CLUB Newly listed, first floor, 2BR/
2BA, beautifully furnished. 867 Audubon Drive.
$225,000. Call Marilyn Trevethan, Island Real Es-
tate, 778-6066.

NICE GULFVIEW Newly constructed Island homes
for sale! 3BR/3BA, big garage, starting at $649,000.
Florida Prime Realty LLC, (941) 323-1000.

NORTHWEST BRADENTON Hawthorn Park, 4BR/
3BA, pool and spa, outdoor kitchen, too many
amenities to list. Model condition. $394,500. Owner/
broker. Call 795-2623.

SPANISH MAIN Yacht Club on Longboat Key. Re-
cently updated, 2BR/2BA villa, 55-plus, club commu-
nity, marina, clubhouse and beach access.
$235,000. Please call Marilyn Trevethan at Island
Real Estate, 778-6066.



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requirements
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8 Low-level workers?
14 Monthly bill
19 Cup filler
20 Stream of literature
21 Jarring, musically
22 Continental divide?
23 Most pricey
25 Focal point
26 Like some old alphabets
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Where to start


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Constitution writer
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31
32
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34
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(include black squares)
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49 Drills
50 Greeter's greeting
51 Break
52 AOL Time Warner
division
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given
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56 Look
57 Certain hospital case
60 XXX
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70 Events at which people
may wear gloves
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75 French possessive
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82 Entertaining
84 Anatomical cap
85 Treasure hunt step 4
89 Hanoi holiday
90 __ Pieces
91 Galatea's love
92 Drove, with "off"
96 Graybeard
99 Electric discharges
100 Blip displayer
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107 Tritt who sang
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108 Wacko
109 Matches, as tracks
110 Least threatening
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112 Kind of shot
113 Button that replaces
pins
114 Treats for horses
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116 Mock, in away

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11 Home of Vance Air
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16 Late-marrying men
17 Inner sanctum
18 Letter accompanied:
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one who's seen it all
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37 State
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44 Liqueur
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sometimes
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53 Work on tables
55 Cheese selections
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60 Compadre of Fidel
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83 VCR attachments
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87 Raider?
88 "The Virginian" actor
92 Word with ghost or
boom
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94 Relax
95 Change channels?
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98 Rendezvous
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musicals
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103 Daredevil Knievel
104 Angry reaction
105 Blacken
106 Dungeons &
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email: ami@wagnerrealty.com website: wagnerrealty.com


BRADENTON BEACH
(941) 778-2246
(800) 211-2323


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BRADENTON BEACH BAYFRONT
4BR/2BA home on two lots with fantas-
tic views of bay. Stone fireplace, hard-
wood floors, open beamed ceilings.
Block to beach and Gulf. Cathy
Meldahl, 383-5577. #238933.
$1,200,000










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


ANNA MARIA BAYFRONT Full
bayview from this updated 3BR/3BA
home. Beautiful landscaping and private
setting. Boat dock with davits. Short dis-
tance to beach. Deni Dillon, 383-5577.
#237567. $1,190,000



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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. #90350. $389,900


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


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


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


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


2BR/1BA duplex in Holmes Beach. Great
location! $775/month.
2BR/2BA Sunbow Bay condo in Holmes Beach.
Centrally located for the area. $875/month.
1BR/1BA condo in Bradenton Beach. 55+ com-
rriuniiy. $700/month.
2BR/2BA duplex in Holmes Beach. Close to
everything. $675/month


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