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"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"
Volume 11, No. 41 Aug. 20, 2003 FREE
Compromises offered on AME's grounds, design
By Diana Bogan
Members of the Island community attending an
Aug. 14 meeting of the project team in charge of over-
seeing construction of a new Anna Maria Elementary
School viewed several new design elements for the
The team introduced a new layout for the parent
and school bus entry paths and parking and new plans
for the landscape design, additional aesthetic elements
for the new building and a plan for the play areas.
Assistant Superintendent of Schools Bill Horton
opened the meeting by announcing that he had person-
ally invited AME parents Gina Duvall and Mike
Schield to join the construction project team in order
to provide added parent input as the process unfolds.
ultralight. Dickey's photo is the top winner in The -islander's eight-week-long Top Notch photo contest a
plane and all. His grand prie package includes $100 from The Islander and gif certificates from Mister
Robert's Resortwear, Ooh La La! Bistro, Robyn's Nest, and Decor Gallery & Framing. Watch next week for
'Ythe ontest finale, a great collection of runners up photos and bloopers!
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 is the top winner in The Islander's eight-week-long Top Notch photo contest a
sentimental favorite among the judges and a darn good photo taken at an opportune moment with pelicans,
plane and all. His grand prize package includes $100 from The Islander and gift certificates from Mister
Robert's Resortwear, Ooh La La! Bistro, Robyn's Nest, and Decor Gallery & Framing. Watch next week for
the contest finale, a great collection of runners tip photos and bloopers!
Holmes Beach sued over
Davis condo development
By Joe Kane
Citing violations of the U.S. Constitution and city
codes, two families have filed a suit against the city of
Holmes Beach alleging they did not receive notifica-
tion of setback and height variance granted Feb 27,
2003, to their neighbor Frank Davis.
The attorney filing the suit is John Shubin, a Miami
land-use lawyer and member of the McLean family,
which co-owns a duplex at 5620 Gulf Drive with the
Davis wants to build a four-unit condominium at
5622 Gulf Drive on the site where he presently owns
a Gulffront single-family home.
Davis proposes to move the single-family home to
a lot directly in front of his Harrington House bed and
breakfast inn at 5626 Gulf Drive and incorporate the
home into his hotel rentals there.
"We have decided to file a lawsuit in the Manatee
County Circuit Court solely challenging the variance
on the basis that our families, as neighboring property
owners, did not receive notification as required by both
the code and due process," said Shubin.
Shubin has also requested from the city all copies
of records in the past 12 months that involved the is-
suance of a variance, including the interpretation of the
zoning code by Bill Saunders, the city's assistant super-
intendent of public works.
"We will reserve the right to amend the complaint
depending on what action the city commission takes," said
Shubin. "If they ultimately approve the project, we will
also challenge the legality of the fourplex structure."
PLEASE SEE DAVIS, PAGE 3
Up first, landscape architect and arborist David
Jones presented his proposed landscape plans for
AME's campus, which appeared to be well received by
Jones said that he developed his landscape design
PLEASE SEE SCHOOL, PAGE 4
Feds coming to
By Jim Hanson
The federal government is coming to Anna Maria
Island as a last resort to solve problems with errant
lights affecting sea turtles.
Frustrated with offending residents' refusal to cor-
rect the problems they're causing and tired after months
of seven-day weeks with 16-hour days, Suzi Fox has
called in the feds.
An environmental specialist with the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service is due in this week to check into the
lights visible from the beach night after night, fatal at-
tractions to baby turtles hatching on the beach.
Fox is head of the Island's Turtle Watch program and
holds the state's permit for marine turtle preservation for
the Island. She and fellow volunteers have worked since
before the turtle-nesting season began May 1, warning
residents and businesses with lights visible from the beach
to turn them out or tone them down.
"I'm up at 5 every morning and on the beach until
10 at night, doing my best to help turtles survive. All
Turtle Watch volunteers have similar hours. I've
begged and cajoled and threatened those few people
with lights that entice baby turtles up off the beach, but
they either don't get it or refuse to help. Maybe federal
PLEASE SEE TURTLE, NEXT PAGE
Squirming hatchlings ready for release
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch makes great use of
the 5-gallon white buckets that normally contain
pickles, paint and other sundry business supplies,
choosing to recycle them as overnight baby turtle
tanks. This batch, rescued from a nest that was
endangered when it emerged at daylight, was ready
for release at the beach in front of Sea Grape Lane
in Anna Maria on Aug. 16 in view of a large crowd
of cheering "turtle fans" invited there by AMITW for
the occasion. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy
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PAGE 2 E AUGUST 20, 2003 0 THE ISLANDER
Galvano to address
Island group Saturday
Florida State Rep. Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, will
address the Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island at 8:30
a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Cafe on the Beach at the
west end of Manatee Avenue in Holmes Beach.
Galvano, whose Florida House of Representatives
district includes the Island, will discuss the recent leg-
"For those wishing food, there is an on-your-own
breakfast at 8 a.m.," said Kiwanis President James
Stewart. "The public is cordially invited to attend."
Further information is available by calling Stewart
Turtles receive federal attention
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
action can convince them."
The feds will identify the problem areas and investi-
gate why they're problematical, she said. "They'll take up
the problems with the problem-makers and local authori-
ties to assure enforcement of beach light laws."
On digging up from their nest to the surface of the
beach at night, hatchlings instinctively head for the sparkle
of the sea for safety. If shoreside lights are stronger, they
go there and die, usually of dehydration.
There are some bright spots in the turtle picture.
There was a rare daytime hatch at Coquina Beach, 80
babies trying to get to the water but rapidly drying out and
slowing down. Turtle Watch volunteers gathered them up
with the welcome help of lifeguards, kept them until night
and then released them into the Gulf.
Fox "deputized" a restaurant manager who pitched in
to rescue hatchlings early Friday night. Becky Shannon of
the Beach House helped guide hatchlings to the safety of
the sea when they hatched in front of the restaurant.
Then she had to be "deputized" to legally help Fox
and others dig into the nest after the young ones all ap-
parently were gone, though there were still a few live
ones there. Fox said every nest is excavated after its
eggs hatch so Turtle Watch can count empty shells and
gather other data for the state's use.
"We had a great time," Fox said, "and I think
Becky did too. We were one happy crew."
Burn, burn, burn
West Manatee Fire District
firefighters and officials
utilized a building in Cortez
east of Paul's Automotive near
4 125th Street West and Cortez
Road to study burn patterns
and "today was the grand
finale we strictly lit it off,"
said Deputy Fire Marshall
Kurt Lathrop. The house was
slated for demolition and
Lathrop handled arrangements
for students of the Manatee
Technical Institute fire science/
investigative program to first
take part in "four burn sce-
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Three vie for mayor so far in Bradenton Beach
More than a month away from the qualifying
period, and more than two months away from the
election, the field for mayor of Bradenton Beach
has already drawn three candidates.
Incumbent Mayor John Chappie has an-
nounced his intention to seek a second term in
City Commissioner Dawn Baker, representing
Ward 2 within the city, has said she will relinquish
her seat on the dais to run against Chappie.
And Vice Mayor Bill Arnold said last week he
would also run for the mayor's post in the city. His seat
as Ward 1 representative expires this year.
Qualifying for the seats of Ward 1, Ward 2, Ward
3 and the mayoral position begins at noon Monday,
Sept. 15, and runs to noon on Friday, Sept. 19.
Commissioner Scott Barr has indicated he intends
to seek election to his Ward 3 seat. He took office by
city commission appointment upon the resignation
of Ross Benjamin, who resigned in July 2002.
The mayoral post pays $800 a month; commis-
sioners receive $400. Candidates for mayor must
fill out a number of forms, including proof of resi-
dency, and pay a $96 filing fee. Commission can-
didates also have a raft of forms to complete and
must pay a $48 filing fee.
The election is Nov. 4.
Davis project draws lawsuit
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
At a packed city commission meeting Aug 12, and
with Davis seated in front of a standing room audience,
his attorney Mark Barnebey defended his client's ac-
tions. "We have complied with all the city codes," said
Barnebey. "Notices were sent out as required by the
code, but I don't know what happened."
Shubin is determined to find out what happened.
"We have filed an extensive request for public records
and have advised the city attorney of our legal position
with respect to the site-plan hearing," said Shubin.
A very attentive commission heard Emily Anne
Smith of Eatman & Smith, the firm that designed the
$620,000 project, describe Davis' many contributions
to the community.
"Frank Davis has owned property on the Island for
25 years and is an established community leader," said
Smith. "He owns three major businesses, has sponsored
several community projects and has made numerous
civic contributions to this Island." .:
Sitting in the middle of the hushed chamber room
were numerous members of the McLean and Coloney
families, some who have summered at heir Holmes
Beach home for more than 35 ) ears. .
One of the three children from the Mc.ean family,
Susannah, vacations in the second-floor unit of the
duplex. She is married to Shubin, whose firm Shubin
and Bass has participated in, more than 350 legal land-
use matters, a majority of which involve opposition to
"The first place my wife wanted to take me when
we met was to her family's home on Anna Maria Is-
land," Shubin told the commissioners. "The Island is
very important to our families."
Shubin did agree that Davis is a prominent Island
figure and perhaps did know all the-commissioners
well, but this, Shubin said, should not in an\ v.a). preju-
dice their decision.
"Because the city's board of adjustment is a qua-si-
judicial body, as is the commission, e"er) one \\ho
comes before them must be judged equally, regardless
of who they are," said Shubii.
"This is a radical transformation of a single-fam-
ily unit into a colossal four-unit." "'
Anna Maria City
Aug. 25, 7 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting.
Aug. 26, 4 p.m., capital improvement advisory com-
Aug. 28, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
Aug. 20, 1 p.m., city commission work session on bud-
Aug. 20, 6:30 p.m., planning and zoning board meet-
ing. Agenda: major development plan for 14-unit
condo within the 2500 block of Gulf Drive, Rosa Del
Aug. 21, 1 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda:
public comment, first reading of ordinance establish-
ing residency requirements of code enforcement and
personnel boards, presentation of plaque by former
Mayor Katie Pierola, discussion of density reduction by
Pierola, Golden Jubilee account finalization, trolley
station donation discussion, First Street North signage
discussion, trolley stop design and location discussion,
Island chamber special event application, skimboard
contest special event application, banner request for
Presentation is everything
Attorney Mark Barnebey and designer Emily Anne Smith, both representing developer Frank Davis, show
plans for afourplex at 5620 Gulf Drive to the Holmes Beach City Commission. Islander Photo: Joe Kane
Should the city approve Davis' site plan, the
present structure of 1,842 square feet would morph into
8,606 square feet of air-conditioned space in four con-
dominiums, each with three bedrooms and shared ac-
cess to a swimming pool, spa and patio.
"If you decide to go forward with this project, it is
essentially a repudiation of our legal argument. You
need to look very carefully at what you decide."
Before the commission meeting and at the request of
Davis, evidently in hope of resolving their differences, the
commission offered a conference room for all participants
to meet after their presentations to the commissioners.
All showed up at the private meeting except Davis.
"After requesting a meeting for months, the fami-
lies were offended by Davis not appearing at that meet-
ing," said Shubin. "Mr. Davis, through his conduct and
his inaction in responding to our concerns, has led us
to conclude that he believes that his approvals are a
Club Bamboo, temporary sign application request at
2203 Avenue C, 10th Street South mitigation project
discussion, recycling vehicle quotation discussion,
payment for special streetlight discussion, application
to planning and zoning board, budget amendment to
cover overage for city attorney for fiscal year 2002-03,
and commission reports.
Aug. 28, 6:30 p.m., board of adjustment meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
Aug. 21, 10 a.m., code enforcement board meeting.
* Aug. 26, 9 a.m., board of adjustment meeting.
Aug. 26, 7 p.m., city commission budget work session.
Aug. 28, 7 p.m., planning commission meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
Aug. 20, 3 p.m., Manatee County Emergency Manage-
ment meeting, Holmes Beach City Hall.
Aug. 20, immediately following county emergency man-
agement meeting, Coalition of Barrier Island Elected Of-
ficials Forum meeting, Holmes Beach City Hall.
'done deal' with the city," said Shubin.
"When the city set the matter for public hearing,
after reviewing the affidavits and materials we submit-
ted to them, the families felt that they would receive a
more favorable reception from the courts," said Shubin.
The fact that Susannah Shubin found out about the
variances four months after the board of adjustment
approved them outraged members of the McLean and
Then there's the matter of Davis' property alleg-
edly violating the city's land-development code.
The property is zoned A-1, which in the code book
is defined "multi-family residential and seasonal-tour-
ist district, requiring a minimum frontage of 80 feet."
The Feb. 7 Holmes Beach building-permit application
signed by contractor Brent Whitehead states a frontage
width of 68.02 feet, although no variances have been
applied for or granted to vary the required frontage.
"It's 68 feet and that's a pretty wide lot for a non-
conforming lot," attorney Barnebey told commission-
ers at the Aug. 12 city commission workshop.
"And should that single-family structure be moved
from that lot," reminded Shubin, "the owner voluntar-
ily abandons the nonconformity status of the lot, mak-
ing the proposed fourplex illegal."
Nonconforming structures, parcels and lots were
lawful before the ordinances adopting the land devel-
opment code in 1989 and 1990.
Following implementation of the LDC, those non-
conforming properties received certain rights to con-
tinuous use as a nonconformity at least until the use is
abandoned or changed.
Shubin is passionate about his families' cause, and
has begun a movement on the Island to prevent simi-
lar incidents from happening in the future. "We have
also decided to utilize this experience as a launching
pad for a massive public-information campaign that
will manifest itself in a number of ways," said Shubin.
"Most significantly, we intend to use our resources
to uncover the truth about the development process in
Holmes Beach," vowed Shubin, "and reveal what re-
Shubin is a Harvard graduate in political science
and has a master's degree from Oxford in England, and
is determined to use all his legal and intellectual skill
to right what he believes is a wrong.
"I am happiest," said Shubin, "when I have the
tough fight ahead of me."
PAGE 4 K AUGUST 20, 2003 0 THE ISLANDER
School construction compromise
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
knowing that the school serves as a focal point for the
community. "I believe the landscape needs to reflect
the role of the community and be a spot where people
can meet and be comfortable and feel at home from the
first time they come to the school," he said. "The space
needs to make sense, flow and fit the community activi-
ties. It's just as important as educating kids."
Jones said the new campus will have three distinct
types of landscape areas: a dry system with no stand-
ing water, a transition wetland with some water and a
mezic hammock that retains water.
Jones said the design architects agreed to move the
bus loop away from the school building. This, he said,
will help save the remaining south hammock of oak
trees and create a 15,000-square-foot courtyard.
The oak hammock will be framed by the new au-
ditorium and the front entrance to the new building. A
colonnade will wrap around the hammock and lead
people around the courtyard.
The courtyard will be graded 2.5 feet up to the
front of the building, creating a gentle sloping hill and
a small natural outdoor amphitheater.
Jones said students will be able to sit along the in-
cline and listen to a presenter standing amongst the oak
He said the gradual slope not only helps preserve
the trees, but it also removes the need to install handi-
cap ramps. The gradual slope and length of the walk-
ways within the hammock will not be noticeable and
will still provide handicap access to the cafeteria and
auditorium, he said.
Jones said shade trees will be provided near the
basketball courts and peppered throughout the play-
ground without obstructing the view of the bay on the
north side of the campus from Gulf Drive.
Jones said he consulted local landscape contractor
Jim Sardegna on the proposed plans and the type of
plants appropriate for the Island climate.
Sardegna said he believes the school community is
in good hands with Jones and that he supported this
Jones asked for assistance in locating the peace
pole and peace garden, which also serves as a memo-
rial to teacher Pat Wagner, and AME guidance coun-
selor Cindi Harrison was assigned the task.
History of the red caboose
Jones announced the project team was perplexed
by the campus caboose, as to how it came to be at AME
and its purpose.
Previously the caboose has been used as a class-
room and office space, but with a new building there
will be little need for it to function in its old capacity.
Joan Pettigrew attended Thursday's meeting and
enlightened the community on the history and signifi-
cance of the school caboose.
Pettigrew said that in the mid-1980s she had read
about cabooses being used on elementary school cam-
puses as special classrooms and thought it was a unique
idea. So, when she learned that CSX was phasing out
its cabooses, she contacted executives at Tropicana
Corp., who helped her obtain a caboose at no cost to the
Manatee County School Board.
Pettigrew said retired railroad workers pitched in
to clean and paint the caboose at the Tropicana yard,
local companies helped relocate the caboose, and par-
ent volunteers helped transform it into a computer lab
and build a handicap access ramp.
"We as parents and citizens of Anna Maria have
always sought unique and creative ideas to help pro-
arborist David Jones
points out his land-
scape plans for a
rounding the remain-
ing oak hammock
area) at the Anna
project team meeting
Thursday, Aug. 14. .
Islander Photos: .
Bonner Joy L "
vide the extras for our Island children," Pettigrew said.
"Anna Maria Elementary has always boasted its own
unique character. While times do change, it is still im-
portant for us not to throw away those things that help
to bring a unique character to our Island school. The red
caboose is one of those things."
Director of Construction Services Sherry Dowling
assured the community that the caboose has always
remained in the new school plans, but the project team
was interested in learning about its history and the
function the community wanted it to serve.
Jones said that the caboose could feasibly remain
at its current relocated position and with community
input there could be an appropriate use for the structure
- with some upgrades to the interior.
AME Technology Specialist Pidge Taylor volun-
teered to work with Jones to find an appropriate func-
tion for the caboose.
Aesthetic details of AME's building
Richard Allen, of Educational Design Associates,
presented new design details for the school building.
The new building will have a pitched roof, which will
either be metal or a standing-seam vinyl material re-
sembling a metal roof.
Allen said the team prefers to have a metal roof,
but is having difficulty finding a company willing to
warranty the product. The standing-seam vinyl mate-
rial is available with a 15- to 30-year warranty and is
offered in a variety of colors.
Allen said the team has also enlarged the windows
for the classrooms. Each classroom will have two 5-
foot-square windows with adjustable Bahama shutters.
The windows will open and the view of the bay won't
be obstructed by the position of the shutters.
The surface of the building will be coated with a
waterproof membrane and a stucco finish. Although
Allen said there are other waterproofing systems, this
is the alternative that fits within the school budget.
Allen said the team would like to incorporate the
hand-tiles currently displayed in the breezeways inside
the new cafeteria and outside in the patio area connect-
ing to the art and music rooms. This area will also be
a picnic area.
Allen said the team is open to input on where to
locate a new "walk of fame" sidewalk with handprints,
as well as suggestions for the focal point of the
entryway. The design plans currently show a clock
tower as the focal point of the entryway.
Allen of Educa-
there is still time
.for public input on
a focal point for
show a clock
tower. In hand,
plans to display
in the new patio
cafeteria and the
Allen said there will be opportunities for public
input on the color scheme for the school.
Mike Carlson of EDA gave the community an up-
date on the status of the temporary playgrounds and the
future permanent play areas.
Carlson said much of the old equipment could not
be used because the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency is discontinuing the use of pressure-treated
wood. He also said some of the school's galvanized-
metal equipment had deteriorated and can not be uti-
Left on the trash heap are a metal horizontal lad-
der, parallel bars, metal dome climber, swing sets, a
large wood structure, metal tri-level bars, a funnel ball,
sandbox and a small wood structure from the kinder-
garten play area.
Carlson said that the old equipment could not be
retrofitted to meet new codes and that at this point the
community would not be compensated for any equip-
ment it lost, although new equipment will be provided
to more than adequately make up for the loss, he said.
He declined to address the list of equipment pur-
chased for the school in 1999 by a community
fundraiser and now discarded.
Carlson said a 4-foot high chain-link fence would
be installed around the kindergarten/first-grade play-
ground and agreed to look for a way to make the fence
First-grade teacher Lynn Drolet asked if there
would be a trike-riding path interspersed with the new
K-1 playground like the old playground.
Carlson said that it wouldn't be possible to put a path
between the play equipment due to the new fall-protection
codes, but he could put a path around the perimeter of the
playground along the inside of the fence.
A new covered play pavilion will be adjacent to the
basketball courts and also near the designated play areas.
Island resident Bob Barlow said he felt Carlson
was feeding the public misinformation. He said the
equipment purchased and installed by the community
in July 1999 met codes that have not changed there was
no pressure-treated wood, but white pine.
He said the equipment had a 10-year warranty and
was in pristine condition based on his inspection in May.
"In all due respect, it's not the case that it was
badly damaged or not up to code. To remove it with a
caterpillar digger is a slap in the face to those who do-
nated their time and money," Barlow said. "There are
other groups that could certainly have used that equip-
ment. There wasn't a rust spot on those swings. The
school board owes us a topnotch playground."
Carlson said he had the playground equipment in-
spected by a licensed playground inspector before its
Dowling assured Barlow that the design team
would take a look at his claims and check with the
manufacturer and that the community would have a
more than adequate playground.
The project team agreed to hold another public
meeting in the near future to further address the play-
In the meantime, Horton said if anyone has an is-
sue he or she wants to address with the project team to
call him and he will arrange a meeting. Horton can be
reached at 708-8770, extension 2255.
THE ISLANDER M AUGUST 20, 2003 0 PAGE 5
Condo proposal goes to Bradenton Beach Wednesday
By Paul Roat
Bradenton Beach planners may decide Wednes-
day, Aug. 30, the fate of a 14-unit condominium project
on the Gulf of Mexico in the 2500 block of Gulf Drive.
GSR Development LLC is requesting a major de-
velopment approval of the city's planning and zoning
board for Rosa Del Mar. The project will house its 14
units in two buildings, displacing 10 rental units in four
free-standing structures. GSR's Steve Noriega and
Robert Byrne paid $7.9 million for the parcels in late
Sale price for the condos will start at $1.5 million
and go to $1.7 million, Noriega has said.
Planners will have to weigh a somewhat convo-
luted issue based on apparent conflicting elements of
the city codes.
According to a memo by Building Official Bob
Welch to planning board members, "The [GSR] prop-
erty is bisected by two future land-use zones and two
zoning districts. In the middle of the property running
north to south is a vacated alley that served as the
boundary of those zones and districts. What has to be
done is decide where the zones were divided when
dealing with a vacated right of way."
The area west of the former alley is zoned preser-
vation; the area to the east is zoned medium high-den-
sity residential-seasonal tourist. The preservation area
does not allow any development; the tourist area allows
up to 22 units per acre.
The Rosa Del Mar project encompasses 1.08 acres.
"The [tourist] district in this area allows up to 22 units
per acre, but only 16 units per acre for three-bedroom
units," according to City Planner Bill Brisson, adding
that "...a total of 16 units is permitted. The applicant
is proposing only 14 units, therefore the density is
within the parameters allowed by the comprehensive
plan and the land-development code."
Welch said one wrinkle within the issue is the al-
ley-easement right-of-way vacation approved by city
commissioners last November for a portion of the prop-
Signup deadline looms for Saturday's
big O'Connor bowling party
There's still time -just barely to make
sure there's a lane for you in the big O'Connor
Bowling Challenge Saturday, with the registration
deadline 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20.
Teams must register and pay in advance at
one of three locations in order to be guaranteed a
lane. Registration may be done by phone and pay-
ment by credit card at 778-1908, or in person with
payment by check or cash at The Islander, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, or at Golf Etc.,
3442 53rd Ave., Marketplace West, in Bradenton.
Advance registration is required this year be-
cause the tournament sold out last year, disap-
pointing some prospective competitors. Then, 280
bowlers raised more than $8,000 for the Anna
Maria Island Community Center.
The event will begin at 6:15 p.m. Saturday, Aug.
23, at AMF Bradenton Lanes, 4208 Cortez Road,
with sign-in starting at 5 p.m. Cost is $20 per person,
which covers three games and bowling shoes. Though
registration is needed to assure participation, late ar-
rivals can bowl if lanes are available.
After the bowling ends, an awards party is
scheduled at the Cortez Kitchen, 4528 119th St.
W., Cortez. O'Connor twin Billy said so many
prizes have been donated by area merchants that
nearly everyone leaves the party with a prize. Top-
ping the list is the raffle of a large-screen TV pro-
vided by The Islander.
The tournament was organized 12 years ago by
twins Billy and George O'Connor and their wives
Sharon and Sue. It is co-sponsored by The Islander.
All proceeds go to the Center, and up to now more
than $90,000 has been raised.
Details may be obtained at 778-1908, 778-
7978 or 739-8474.
erty, the Breakers, formerly owned by George Sinclair
at 2512 Gulf Drive, which is included in the Rosa Del
Commissioners implemented a last-minute change
in the then-pending six-month moratorium on some
construction, including citizen-initiated right-of-way
vacations, to allow right-of-way vacations if such va-
cation "serves no public purpose, does not connect to
existing streets or roads, or which are currently running
through existing structures or buildings."
The change was requested by Sinclair as a means
to clear the title on his property, where a structure was
built more than 30 years ago across the alley.
The city then initiated an alley vacation for the
short platted-but-never-developed street, which was
approved by commissioners.
The wrinkle is where the preservation-tourist
zones lie within the easement. Welch has said. he
believes the mid-point of the alley is the boundary
between the two zones, based on the city's compre-
hensive plan, and the Rosa Del Mar development
reflects that determination. City land development
codes do not specifically address the issue of ease-
ment vacations, though.
Although the city approved a partial building
moratorium extension within the city last week, the
major development proposal by GSR does not fall un-
der the partial building moratorium.
Major developments also are only under the pur-
view of the planning and zoning board. Usually an
advisory board to the city commission, planning and
zoning board decisions on major development propos-
als are about the only applications for which the board
has sole discretion, according to city land-development
GSR's Noriega has said he envisions two buildings
on the site, one with 10 condo units in it, the other with
four units. The condos will feature three bedrooms,
three-and-a-half baths, covered parking and elevators
to the units. Square footage of the units will range from
1,900 to 2,200.
Noriega and Byrne acquired the properties of
Shelly Wheeler, Merritt Fineout's Whispering Sands,
Sinclair's Breakers, and Roland Vildostegui's Island
Breeze, all within the 2500 block of Gulf Drive.
Wednesday's meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at
city hall, 107 Gulf Drive S.
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What's next? Walking catfish?
That may not be too far from reality actually -
as the piscatorial phenomena are reported to be ap-
proaching the Island and have been sighted fleeing a
pond in northwest Bradenton.
With the "Dog Days," the most sultry period of
summer (generally from about July 3 to Aug. 11) be-
hind us, we ought to be looking forward to fall, and
then a successful winter tourist season.
Certainly, folks in the northeast should be looking
for an escape following the blanket blackout. And al-
though it is clearly still hurricane season here through
November, haven't we weathered blackouts on Anna
Maria Island and fared better? Some of us were with-
out power and air conditioning for four and five
days during the September 2001 brush with Tropical
Did we sleep on the sidewalks? Did pedestrians
take to the streets and block vehicular traffic in an ur-
gent need to make it home for the night?
Of course not. But we also did not directly suffer
the effects of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack. Imagine the
terror in the hearts of New Yorkers when the city in-
explicably went black.
We've had our share of stormy weather this sum-
mer, helping greatly to relieve the stress of 95-plus-
degree days. In fact, this year rainfall is above normal
on the heels of five straight years of below-normal
And while the Southwest Water Management Dis-
trict has not lifted watering restrictions, certainly lawn
watering hasn't been necessary of late.
Drainage is more of an issue this summer and, at
least in Holmes Beach and Anna Maria, city commis-
sioners are bent on doing something about improving
conditions on the roads and dealing with stormwater
runoff through infrastructure improvements.
Summer isn't without its bursts of lightning either,
as the Tampa Bay, area takes notice for being the "light-
ning capital" of the United States.
One recent thunderstorm moving across St. Peters-
burg sparked more than 2,800 lightning strikes in one
hour, according to a local weather reporter.
On Anna Maria Island, building developments -
and overbuilding spark lightning in the form of law-
suits and threats of lawsuits.
There may not be enough land to go around, so
someone, please, turn those greedy, scum-sucking,
land-grabbing, carpet-bagging catfish back to the east.
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Last laugh, Joe
I am sure many of your readers will remember the
old song, "Who's Got the Last Laugh Now?" recorded
many years ago by Frank Sinatra, among others. The
lyric started "They all laughed at Christopher Colum-
bus when he said the world was round" and went on to
cite others, such as Edison, who were ridiculed for their
Well, it seems there are still a few of "them"
around. I refer to your Joe Kane and his piece of the
Aug. 16 edition about the Bermuda Triangle and at-
tempts to test another theory.
Mr. Kane seems to ridicule the efforts of those who
would seek to question life's mysteries, to question the
advisability of Nigel Patterson and the BBC's decision
to make the program. Who remembers those who ridi-
culed Columbus, Edison, Frank Whittle even Bill
A guide.to Mr. Kane's status in "the game" may be
in his reference to "escaping from foggy London
town." The city of London ceased to be foggy in the
1950s once the use of (polluting) coal was prohibited.
As for escaping to Anna Maria Island, perhaps Joe
should have checked the London weather for the day
of publication. It shows the following: High 93, low 75,
and partly cloudy. No rain, thunder, floods (or even
worse) as in Anna Maria.
His idea of this as an island of "suffocating heat,
ravenous mosquitoes and the stench of red tide" in the
second article on that page doesn't seem much of an
escape to me.
Joe, the incidence of fog is much higher in Anna
Maria than in London, so let us forget "foggy" London.
Please stick to writing like your second article, written
like a reporter, not an (envious?) commentator. The
quality shows through.
Keith Silvester, Anna Mai.a (ex-UK meteorologist)
Thanks to good kids
I want to thank all the youth who have followed the
guidelines of the new skate park and behaved courte-
ously to the younger children, teaching them new
moves and giving the little ones room to work on their
During my volunteer time, I was so impressed by
those present and especially pleased to see how they are
monitoring equipment on the newcomers, ensuring that
everyone follows the rules so they can keep their park.
A huge thanks to the approximately 50 volunteers
who monitored the park for the first two weeks, cov-
ering more than 150 hours, assuring that the youths
were registered with the city and had on all their safety
I am always amazed at a the tremendous volunteer
support we have on this Island and several from in
town who give of their time to help our youngsters.
Together the youth and volunteers have initiated a great
start for the park. It is wonderful to drive by and see the
skateboarders in a fun and safe environment!
Paula Bryant, Anna Maria
After years of reports concerning the survival rate
of sea turtles, one would think that the Island popula-
tion would understand. Yet, the problems with lights
left on at night still persist.
Islanders know the consequences of the lone bright
light and the hatchlings it could mislead, but do they
recognize that it is their obligation to do something?
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch volunteers can
only do so much before the law needs to step in. By
letting the offenders off with a mere warning, local
officials are practically condoning their ignorance to
Until it truly becomes "citation time in Holmes
Beach," the lights will remain on and the turtles will
continue to be misled.
If Anna Maria Island truly wants to protect the
turtle population, serious action will need to be taken
to turn the lights off.
Jessica Lee, 17, Holmes Beach
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Lucky seven escapes from German POW camp
Steve Souris of Perico Island might hold the
world's record for most escapes from a German Pris-
oner of War camp in World War II and live to tell
Souris escaped from Nazi confinement seven times
during his 20 months as a POW, and eight total if you
count his "escape" from the Russians after liberation.
All his escapes were documented by the U.S. Army.
After each capture, he was beaten, starved, tortured
and placed in solitary confinement by his captors.
"They couldn't stop me from trying to escape,"
said Souris. "It was my duty to escape, but I never es-
caped without permission from my commanding of-
"I was trying to do anything I could to hurt the
Germans. It was my obsession," he said. "I hated them
for what they did to America and the world."
Souris has always been a fighter.
In fact, he thought the fight game might be his pro-
fession in his hometown of Gary, Ind. He was a Golden
Gloves champion in his division in 1936 and had won
a few professional fights by early 1941.
In January of that year, he switched from fighting
with gloves to fighting with airplanes.
His Air National Guard unit got called to active
duty. He had joined along with a number of his friends
because "everyone knew a war was coming and we
wanted to be in on the action."
Originally an aircraft mechanic, Souris wanted to
be a fighter pilot and passed the entrance exam for of-
ficer candidate school for pilot training.
Although he washed out as a pilot because of a
reflex problem, he was sent to bombardier school in
New Mexico and graduated in 1943 as a second lieu-
tenant in the U.S. Army Air Corps.
His next stop was just outside of London, England,
with the 525th Squadron of the 379th Bomb Group,
part of the 8th Air Force.
He flew eight missions as a bombardier aboard a
B-17 Flying Fortress. Each time, his aircraft came un-
der heavy fire from German ME- 109 aircraft and from
anti-aircraft batteries on the ground. A lot of planes
were lost on those missions, he said.
Steve Souris as a newly commissioned second
lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1943.
"Every time we went up, we knew somebody's
plane wasn't coming back. We just hoped and prayed
it wouldn't be us."
On his ninth mission on Oct. 9, 1943, his unit was
part of an all-out Allied effort to knock out Germany's
ball-bearing plants. His plane's flight path would take
it to the Polish border and back, all without fighter
Steve Souris today enjoys boating with his family.
That day, said Souris, "you could see hundreds,
maybe a thousand or more planes, in the sky heading
But the Germans were ready.
Souris' plane got shot up so badly that only one en-
gine was left running.
"I remember our pilot, Jim Lash, told everyone to
bail out, that the plane couldn't fly anymore," said
Souris, "so we parachuted out."
When he landed in a farmer's field, German towns-
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PAGE 8 0 AUGUST 20, 2003 0 THE ISLANDER
Anna Maria agrees on $2.15 million budget
By Rick Catlin
Anna Maria city commissioners at their Aug. 12
budget workshop agreed informally to a record $2.15
million budget for the 2003-04 fiscal year that includes
$232,000 for capital improvements.
The budget, which will have its first public hear-
ing Sept. 4, calls for a transfer of about $385,000 from
the city's unrestricted reserve account to meet proposed
expenditures, reducing that account to approximately
$600,000, or around 35 percent of the operating bud-
get. The millage rate of $2 per $1,000 of assessed
evaluation will remain the same as last year.
Commissioners agreed a $600,000 reserve fund
would be in line with recommendations from the
Florida League of Cities for barrier-island municipali-
ties the size of Anna Maria.
At the same time, however, commissioners left
open the door to fund more capital improvement
projects by including $25,000 in the budget for inter-
est payments, should the commission later approve a
line of credit up to $400,000 to finance additional capi-
tal improvement projects during the coming year.
"This budget is flexible," said Commissioner Tom
Apospores, who worked with Mayor SueLynn prepar-
ing a discussion paper on a city line of credit.
"The commission could decide later it wants to
complete more than $232,000 in capital improve-
ments" said Aposporos, and utilize the line of credit.
Or, he added, the commission could reject further
capital spending and just stay with the budgeted
"If the city decides not to borrow, we already have
$232,000 for capital improvements," he said.
"We will only borrow if the city wants to be more
aggressive with capital improvements, but approaching
the issue this way, the city understands the borrowing
procedures," said Aposporos.
The mayor presented "conceptual framework" pa-
pers on the line-of-credit process along with various
borrowed amounts, with some interest rates less than
1 percent (see separate story).
The commission would have to approve a line of
credit and any borrowing plan at a regular commission
City resident Dale Woodland suggested the city
first look for capital improvement "successes" with the
current budget before any further discussion of borrow-
ing for additional projects.
"You are discussing putting the city in debt for the
first time and the justification is that a lot of things
haven't been done," said Woodland, adding that he's
been disappointed in the past with various capital im-
provement projects, particularly for drainage, that
Escape times 7 for this vet
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 7
people approached with hammers, pipes and knives
and they didn't look like they wanted to wish him a
happy birthday, he said.
"I figured my goose was cooked, so what could I
do? I pulled out a chocolate bar and started to eat it."
His "goose" was saved by three German soldiers
who forced their way through the crowd and took him
"I have to say the German soldiers always seemed
to abide by the rules of war, but I started thinking about
escape on the train to the POW camp," Souris said.
He made that first escape a few days later, through
a small opening in the railroad boxcar filled with the
Allied prisoners headed to a POW camp. His freedom
lasted four days before German soldiers picked him up
and put him in solitary confinement for 29 days.
The confinement only strengthened his resolve to
He did it six more times during the next 20 months.
One time, as POWs were being loaded into boxcars
for yet another transfer, he simply walked away
through the rail yard. Nobody saw him leave.
On his seventh escape, he and other POWs met up
with the Russians on April 13, 1945, but the Russians
were reluctant to let the Americans return to their own
"The Russian soldiers were great, but their politi-
cal officers would not let us go," Souris said. So he
made an "unofficial and unauthorized" eighth escape.
haven't been successful.
"I would rather see some successes than just plan
on spending money," he said. "I want successes before
any major debt."
"I agree," responded Aposporos.
"The budget gives us that flexibility," he said.
The mayor can only come back to the city commis-
sion with a proposal for further capital expenditure
through borrowing, he noted. "We would still have to
vote" to establish a line of credit and borrow the
"I think this budget has been approached conser-
vatively and we should see some city successes" before
considering any borrowing.
And the commission would only borrow if it's nec-
essary and politically desirable, he added.
Woodland wasn't so sure.
"The budget is flexible enough to put us in debt,"
he responded, but acknowledged that any borrowing
would still require a city commission vote and public
The mayor presented a proposed priority list of
capital improvements for the 2003-04 fiscal year that
The list includes $117,000 for bridge repairs,
$205,000 for road resurfacing projects, and $261,000
for stormwater improvements.
Commissioners agreed to discuss the merits of the
various improvements on the list following adoption of
Legend has it kids skateboarded on the roof of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church when it was first constructed, but
this week it caused a different sort of attraction when it was tented for termite protection as storm clouds
swirled up behind the cross on the peak. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy
"I got me a beret and a British uniform and snuck
over to the French POW compound and pretended I
was French," he said. The unsuspecting Russians never
realized that Souris is a Greek name and that Steve
didn't speak any French.
It didn't matter. The French POWs, along with
Souris, were released and made their way back to Al-
lied lines. They met up with U.S. Army forces and by
April 30, 1945, Souris was on a ship headed back to the
Z.I. (Zone of the Interior), a GI acronym for the U.S.
After the war, Souris returned to Gary, got married
and started a family. He became a building inspector
for a county in Indiana and retired to Perico Island in
He used to walk the beach on Anna Maria Island
every day from Cafe on the Beach to Bean Point and
back. "I did it as my own memory of the POWs and
those missing in action."
Eventually, his health gave out and he no longer
makes that beach walk, although every day he remem-
bers those who didn't come back from the war.
His children all live in the Bradenton area.
"When I look at my kids and grandkids, I think it
was a small price to pay to go into action," he said.
"The Greastest Generation" column is for Island,
Longboat Key, Perico Island and Cortez veterans, men
and women, who served in the armed forces of any al-
lied country (U.S., Britain, Canada, Holland, Norway,
France, the Phillipines, Australia, New Zealand, etc.)
during World War II. We'd like to hear from you.
Please call Rick Catlin at 778-7978.
Trolley accident victim
recuperates at home
By Joe Kane
A four-vehicle chain-reaction collision involving a
Manatee County Area Transit trolley in Holmes Beach
Aug. 12 caused one driver to be flown for emergency
treatment to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg.
According to the Holmes Beach Police Depart-
ment, a trolley heading north on East Bay Drive at 8:40
p.m. had just picked up some passengers when it was
struck from the rear by a car. Two other following ve-
hicles then collided in the chain-reaction crash.
David White, 42, suffering facial and abdominal
injuries, was transported for medical care by helicop-
ter from the St. Bernard Catholic Church parking lot.
White, driving his pickup truck, rear-ended the
second car behind the trolley.
According to an eyewitness at the scene of the acci-
dent, the second car following the trolley rear-ended the
first car behind the trolley before White also collided.
White was scheduled to be released from the hos-
pital, Tuesday, Aug 19, after spending four days on a
respirator. According to wife Patricia, he has two bro-
ken ribs, a fractured jaw and stitches in his tongue.
White, the popular host of an early morning sports
talk radio show on WWPR-AM "Pier" station 1490 at
the Twin Dolphin in downtown Bradenton, is also
night manager of the Cafe on the Beach restaurant at
the Manatee Public Beach and operates Sandy Toes, a
beach supply rental company there.
THE ISLANDER 0 AUGUST 20, 2003 M PAGE 9
Commission looks at combining city jobs
By Rick Catlin
Despite objections by Anna Maria Mayor
SueLynn, city commissioners at their Aug. 12 budget
workshop discussed the possibility of combining the
building official's position with that of the code en-
forcement officer in an effort to save the city money.
Commissioner Duke Miller said all he has "are
facts" and the facts indicate that there is not enough
work for a full-time building official unless that person
is also the code enforcement officer, which is currently
a part-time position.
Based upon input from Holmes Beach when that
city was handling building official duties for Anna
Maria earlier this year, there's only about 45 hours of
work a month for a building official, Miller said.
He suggested that the mayor hire a building offi-
cial who is also qualified as a code enforcement officer
to "handle both jobs."
If the building official feels the need for part-time
help, the city can consider that request, he suggested.
Miller said he hoped nobody would take this per-
sonally. "This is our fiscal responsibility," he said. "It's
what we have to deal with" as commissioners.
Mayor SueLynn, however, disagreed with combin-
ing the two positions, although she said the building
official she ultimately hires will be qualified as a code
The new building official will have plenty to do,
she said, including writing new city building codes,
assisting the ad hoc comprehensive plan review com-
mittee, ensuring city building codes are being followed
and getting "up to speed" on Federal Emergency Man-
agement Agency regulations for construction on barrier
She said she's worried because FEMA has already
canceled some Anna Maria homeowners' insurance
because of faulty construction.
"If we get FEMA out here, we could be in trouble"
because they might find that FEMA guidelines and
codes are not being followed, SueLynn said.
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She also noted that Code Enforcement Officer
Gerry Rathvon already has a big job just working three
days a week and spends considerable time on clerical
"So, don't combine the jobs," the mayor said.
Commission Chairperson John Quam suggested
that the city continue with a part-time code enforce-
ment officer and full-time building official for the com-
ing fiscal year and "next year, we can see how it went."
Commissioners eventually agreed to retain a part-
time code enforcement officer in the budget, but the
position would come under supervision of the building
SueLynn said she has 21 applications for the build-
ing official position and will narrow that down to a
short list of applicants before she begins interviews.
She would like to have a building official hired by
the start of the 2003-04 budget cycle on Oct. 1.
Commissioners decided against a $500 donation to
the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce. The
city already is a member of the chamber and pays an-
nual dues of $350 to the chamber.
The commission also discussed other donations
and agreed that organizations should provide a specific
service to the people of Anna Maria in return for an
Following a suggestion by Commissioner Linda
Cramer, the commission agreed to change the budget
line item for thermoplastic markings for parking spaces
to "parking plan support."
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design artist, left, and Chris
"EZ" Ambut, owner of EZ
Skimmers, show off just a
few of the trophies and
B l -model two of the T-shirt
prizes that will be raffled at
their weekend EZ Skimmer
Contest at the Beach House
- Restaurant in Bradenton
' Beach. The event takes
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Saturday and Sunday with
loads of fun for participants
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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a GENERAL ELECTION will be held in the City of Holmes
Beach on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2003, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
This election is being held for the purpose of electing three (3) City Commision members for two-
year terms of office each.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that petitions may be filed to have the names of candidates placed
on the ballot from noon on Sept. 2, 2003, to noon on Sept. 16, 2003. Candidate qualifying in-
formation may be obtained at City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, Florida. All candi-
dates must comply with the Florida Public Disclosure Law at the time of filing.
ALL PRECINCTS WITHIN THE CITY will vote at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach, Florida.
Voter registration books will close Tuesday, Oct., 6, 2003, at 5:00 p.m.
CITY OF HOLMES BEACH
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The Bradenton Beach Scenic Highway Committee
Corridor Management Entity probably feels as if every
grant application they learn about for highway beautifica-
tion comes with a deadline of just a few weeks or less.
At its Aug. 13 meeting, however, the CME learned
the deadline for a federally funded corridor landscap-
ing-visitor stimulation and enhancement grant admin-
istered by the Florida Department of Transportation
may have been Aug. 15, just two days awa.
"Here we go again," said CME chairperson Judy
Giovanelli. "Another impossible deadline coming up."
The CME was preparing its grant application to
include a master corridor landscaping plan, but thought
the deadline was Sept. 26.
Maybe not, said CME member Russell Moore,
owner of the RMPK design company in Sarasota.
He said he called the DOT last week and learned
that the deadline for the application to reach the DOT
is Aug. 15. The Sept. 26 deadline is for the DOT to
forward a recommended application with comments to
the U.S. Department of Transportation.
"If it's Aug. 15, we're not going to make it," said
Bob Herrington of the Manatee-Sarasota Metropolitan
Susan King, the Scenic Highway Committee Re-
gional Coordinator for the DOT, said she could trans-
mit a letter of intent on behalf of the CME to DOT, but
the CME also needed its congressional representative
- U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris to "earmark" the
project with an endorsement.
"So the process may take more than two days,"
King said, in a bit of an understatement.
Because the CME would like to locate a visitor
enhancement gazebo near Leffis Key on county prop-
erty, Manatee County commissioners would also have
to endorse the effort.
Giovanelli noted that with three approvals needed
By Joe Kane
Holmes Beach city commissioners wrestled over
spending priorities at their Aug. 12 meeting.
"The solution is to sit down and prioritize our prob-
lems," said Commissioner Roger Lutz.
The long-term effect of their decisions shadowed
the 30-minute discussion.
"We need to have a planning meeting to discuss
our goals," said Commissioner Don Maloney.
Growing impatient with the meandering argu-
ments, Commissioner Pat Geyer said, "We need an-
other patrolman on the street."
In the second row in the chambers was a smiling po-
lice chief, Jay Romine, who nodded in agreement.
Sitting next to Romine was City Treasurer Rick
Ashley, who along with Mayor Carol Whitmore, pro-
posed a $6.9 million budget and a reduced millage rate
for the 2003-04 fiscal year beginning in October.
The basis of Whitmore and Ashley's proposed
budget was to lower the city's property tax rate -
millage from 2.25 mills per $1,000 of assessed value
to 2.00 mills. That figure means that for a house val-
ued at $425,000, claiming a homestead exemption of
$25,000, homeowners could look to pay $100 less in
city taxes next year than this; or $800 for fiscal year
2003-04, versus $900 for the current fiscal year.
But commissioners were not buying Whitmore and
Ashley's proposed budget.
They had asked at a previous meeting for a budget
based on keeping the rate at 2.25 mills and still they had
only the previous spending package for consideration.
Whitmore polled each commissioner on whether
the city should hire another patrolman. A resounding
four commissioners agreed the city needed an extra
Commission Chairperson Rich Bohnenberger
abstained because, he said, "It's the responsibility of
the mayor" to meet with staff and determine their
Bohnenberger noted that all city department heads
had an opportunity to request their needs for this com-
ing year, and the chief had evidently not requested an
A happy Chief Romine after the meeting explained
what an extra cop on the beat will do for the Holmes
Beach citizens. "It will provide us the opportunity to
have another officer on the road, which would help
provide additional coverage, especially when officers
are on leave or training time," said Romine. "One more
set of eyes is always an advantage."
Commissioner Don Maloney and Lutz insisted the
commission meet to prioritize its needs and plan the
budget accordingly for the increase in revenue antici-
pated by the 2.25 millage rate.
The mayor insisted capital spending proposals be
postponed until January and the budget remain as she
and Ashley proposed.
Lutz suggested the city has needs that should be
addressed and then suggested, for instance, that the city
increase its funding to the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center by $14,000, for a total of $40,000.
The Island's elementary school needs were then
addressed. "Let's give the school the same amount of
money we give to the turtles," said Maloney.
Commissioner Sandy Haas-Martens brought the
discussion back to reality, asking how much money
will be in the city's kitty before spending it. "We have
to discuss the millage rate first," she said.
From the discussion, it appeared that commission-
ers wish to keep the property tax rate at 2.25 mills and
"Let's have our city treasurer refigure the numbers
with the 2.25 millage," said Maloney.
Lutz urged the treasurer to prepare the 2.25-mill
budget, as requested, and commissioners agreed to
postpone their discussion on spending to a 7 p.m.
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Members of the Bradenton Beach Scenic Highway
Committee Corridor Management Entity utilized an
aerial photo of the S.R. 789 corridor to prepare a
master landscaping plan for the roadway. Committee
members are, from left, Mary Ann Brockman, Russell
Moore, Bob Herrington, Greg Fagan, Judy Giovanelli
and Fawn Ker. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
- Manatee County, DOT, and Harris there was no
way the application could be ready in two days.
The CME did, however, continue its design of a
master corridor landscaping plan that will be included
in all future grant applications.
Moore produced an aerial photograph of the S.R.
789 corridor provided by a staff member at his office
and committee members selected various locations for
turn lanes, planters, trees and welcome signs along with
a location for a canoe-kayak launch.
Most of the proposed landscaping would be along
S.R. 789 from the city limits to the Longboat Pass
He'll return to the next CME meeting with design
drawings of the recommendations in place on the map
for further discussion.
The formal corridor landscaping plan "is not just
for the federal grant, but for future grants as well,"
She later confirmed that the deadline for the fed-
eral byways grant was Aug. 15, too late for an appli-
cation this year.
Holmes Beach defends spending
Positive feedback on
Anna Maria modular newsracks
Members of Anna Maria's Environmental Educa-
tion and Enhancement Committee reported at the
committee's Aug. 13 meeting that initial reaction to the
installation of modular newsracks at three city locations
last week was "very positive."
EEEC member Karen DiCostanza said that she met
a local real estate agent last week who congratulated
the EEEC for its efforts in removing the visual blight
of free-standing newsracks at city hall.
Modular newsracks were also installed at the city
pier parking lot and the Sandbar restaurant parking lot
on Gulf Drive.
Chairperson Tim Eisler said the second phase of
the modular program will involve discussions with
private property owners where free-standing racks are
located in an attempt to convert those properties to
The committee also approved the purchase of 10
signs for various locations along the beach advising
beachgoers to stay off the dunes to protect the growth
In other matters, Eisler said he was pleased with
the city's effort to get property owners to remove gar-
bage containers left along the roadside for several days
The city recently became proactive on trash con-
tainer removal following an EEEC recommendation to
the mayor and city commission.
Eisler also reported that Manatee County has grant
money available for neighborhood landscaping im-
provement projects and that he and his neighbors re-
cently received a $1,300 grant.
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Friday, Aug. 15, after nearly two years of effort by The
Islander newspaper, other local media organizations
and the Bradenton Beach Scenic Highway Committee.
Workers for Gold -Eagle Enterprises installed
modular units at six locations in the city Aug. 15, elimi-
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Media organizations involved in the program pur-
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City fined by DEP over mangrove removal
By Rick Catlin
There's an old saying that if you want something
done right, you should do it yourself.
The City of Anna Maria learned that lesson the
hard way Aug. 11 when the Florida Department of En-
vironmental Protection levied an $850 fine against it
for illegally damaging mangroves in Lake LaVista in
Anna Maria Public Works Director George McKay
said he received a citizen request in May 2002 to trim
some nuisance pepper trees on the Lake LaVista shore-
line at the west end of the parking lot of Roser Memo-
rial Community Church.
He said he then contracted with MN Tree Service
to remove the trees and also met and Jim Sardegna of
JMS Environmental to inspect the site prior to the
work. JMS was to trim the mangroves in that area af-
ter MN Tree Service had removed the pepper trees.
But something went awry and a city resident filed
a complaint with the DEP that some mangroves had
been damaged when the pepper trees were removed.
The first DEP inspection found no mangrove dam-
age, DEP investigator Jeff Glas said, but following the
mangrove trimming by JMS, a second complaint was
filed with the DEP. This time, said Glas, he found some
mangroves had been damaged.
McKay said Sardegna and he investigated the sec-
ond complaint and determined there was some harm
done to the mangroves.
McKay then met with Glas at the site a second time
and Glas said there was mangrove damage "over the
Although none of the damage was intentional and
attempts were made "to be careful" of harming the
mangroves, said McKay, JMS admitted its workers
may have damaged some mangroves.
But the city has the ultimate responsibility for JMS,
said Glas, who added in his report that the city was trying
to do the right thing by removing an overgrown area of
pepper trees to improve the health of the mangroves.
The $850 fine includes costs of $250 to the DEP
and a $600 fine.
In addition, the DEP is requiring the city to "'imple-
ment restoration actions" that include purchasing and
planting eight red mangroves and 10 black mangroves
in the area where the damage occurred.
The DEP will inspect the restoration effort and, if
it's not meeting the "specified success criteria" for
mangrove restoration, will develop a new plan for the
Mayor SueLynn said the city cooperated fully with
the DEP's investigation and the fine has already been
"It goes without saying we're very sorry about
what happened. We weren't trying to hide anything.
We thought we were doing the right thing by remov-
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Super majority to rule variance changes
By Joe Kane
New variance requests may only be allowed in
the future if the Holmes Beach Board of Adjustment
approves the petition by a super-majority of its
The Holmes Beach City Commission Aug. 12 di-
rected the city attorney to draw up a proposed ordi-
nance requiring four out of the five board members'
approval for a variance.
Commission Chairperson Rich Bohnenberger
asked and received, in less than a minute, the
commission's consent to have lawyers draw up legal
guidelines for approval for a variance to a city code.
In the past, variance applications were approved
by a simple majority vote. Rarely were all five board
of adjustment members in attendance and, in the
summer, there are sometimes only a slim quorum of
three members present.
It's been a summer of discontent for board of ad-
justment members. They are now caught in a titanic
land- use struggle that may test their patience and com-
On Feb. 27, allegedly without proper notification,
the board approved both a setback and height variance
for property at 5620 Gulf Drive owned by Frank Davis.
That ruling is being challenged by neighbors of the
project and may wind up in court.
Was the city's height ceiling shattered? In the
past months, several applicants in Holmes Beach re-
quested their dream homes be higher than the city
limit. A storm of outrage by citizens caused the com-
mission to consider dissolving the board altogether
or, at the least, to make it a recommending board
with the final decision left to commission.
Besides spreading out the participation by citizens,
the board also serves as a buffer between the citizens
and the commission.
So while the commission feels the heat over the
awarding of variances to Davis and others, the board of
adjustment continues to fulfill its mandate from the
... while board receives primer on variance policies
By Joe Kane
School started early for members of the Holmes
Beach Board of Adjustment.
In an extraordinary workshop July 31, scheduled
before the beginning of the usual monthly variance
hearing, City Attorney Jim Dye explained again the
criteria for issuing variances.
"There are very few properties applicable to being
issued a variance," Dye told board members in the 20-
minute pre-hearing workshop.
Slowly and clearly, Dye reminded board members
of the core principles determining a valid request for a
variance. Dye listed some of the questions board mem-
bers needed to be asking when considering a variance
Is the property owner suffering unnecessary hard-
ship because of the city's codes? Does the request by
the property owner meet the spirit of the law?
Attorney Dye was very careful to explain why
these questions were so important because of the threat
of costly legal appeals from an applicant denied a vari-
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"Has the city ever been sued by a failed variance
applicant?" asked board member Russell Olson.
"No," answered Susan Corsi, Holmes Beach pub-
lic works clerk, who has worked for the city for more
than 11 years.
The back-to-school session for board members
follows the board's action in the spring allowing two
proposed new homes to be 5 feet higher than the
present limit of 36 feet above the crown of the road.
The same controversy raged in the city of Anna
Maria, when a couple asked to build their dream home
5 feet higher than that city's legal limit of 37 feet above
the crown of the road.
Residents and city officials in Holmes Beach were
so angry that a month ago the city commission took the
extraordinary step of considering eliminating the board
The board members were given a reprieve and a
lecture on their responsibilities, and their fast-learning
skills were demonstrated as they went to work on their
meeting agenda items.
They methodically questioned Mike LaPensee,
who proposes to develop vacant commercial property
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lower, from 13 to seven, the needed parking spaces in
front of the proposed plumbing office to be located at
a vacant lot on Gulf Drive between the office of den-
tist Dr. John Norman and the Bizzy Bee day care cen-
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After 20 minutes of discussion, the board approved
the variance request, but not before a little humor at the
expense of the city attorney.
Olson, vice chair of the board of adjustment, told
members that when he was in the Wisconsin Legisla-
ture from 1961 to 1978, lawmakers would issue
amendments in any form or fashion, even on toilet pa-
per. Olson, chafing at the seemingly cumbersome pro-
cedures instituted by Dye that day, slowly and formally
read his motion, causing laughter among members and
the two dozen spectators, while Dye remained poker
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Island's various variance procedures outlined
By Joe Kane
How can a property owner be the exception to a
By seeking a variance to the city code is the only
legal, and sometimes cumbersome, method a property
owner must pursue in getting an irregularity to a city's
The various ways to obtain a variance vary on the
Island from the comprehensive guidelines in the
City of Anna Maria, to a vague process in Holmes
Beach, and detailed procedures in Bradenton Beach.
In the City of Anna Maria, to obtain a variance, the
property owner first must digest a 22-page "variance
application packet," detailing in precise steps how to
petition an exception to the city's codes.
Within the Anna Maria variance packet is a six-
page notification procedure that must be followed in
seeking a variance. The most notable of all the required
steps is obtaining from city hall a list containing names
and addresses of those property owners within 350 feet
of the subject property.
Certified letters must be sent to those impacted
property owners by the variance applicant, who then
has to sign a sworn affidavit attesting that all property
owners have indeed been sent the proper notification.
Also, a public hearing notice must be posted at the
subject's site announcing when and where the city
planning and zoning board is meeting to consider the
In contrast, the city of Holmes Beach has at best a
Primer provided to BOA
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 12
Then the 14-ton elephant appeared, disguised as a
nonconforming structure. There is perhaps no more
volatile issue at city hall than how to deal with homes
built before the codes were updated.
Property owner Robert Stewart sought a 2-foot
setback variance for a proposed remodeling of his per-
sonal home at 2907 Avenue C.
After answering board members questions for 25
minutes, it appeared there was little standing in the
property owner's way of not receiving a variance.
Then resident Joan Perry asked the board mem-
bers, "Is this case an expansion of a nonconforming
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confusing and at worst deceptive, variance notification
procedure, causing it now to be in the middle of a ti-
tanic struggle between developer and neighbors.
John Shubin, a Miami land-use lawyer, is a mem-
ber of the McLean family, which, along with the
Coloney family, is fighting a proposed four-unit con-
dominium next door to their duplex at 5622 Gulf Drive
in Holmes Beach. The fourplex consists of three-bed-
room luxury units, is being developed by Frank Davis,
and is the owner of the Harrington House inn at 5626
Shubin contends the lack of individual notification
of a request by Davis for height and setback variances
makes the city's Feb. 27 granting of the variances in-
"The city should be ashamed of itself for not re-
quiring notice like most every other city," said Shubin.
"This is particularly true where you have seasonal resi-
dents who might not personally observe posted notice.
Even worse, a neighbor could file an application and
seek a hearing when they know their neighbors are not
Expensive lawyers define nonconforming struc-
tures as either being legal, lawfully built when con-
structed, or illegally built when constructed.
The number of nonconforming structures in
Holmes Beach is baffling and no one can come up with
a solid number of these nonconformities. The concern
for some residents and officials is that owners of these
nonconforming structures may exploit their age by
bending the city code because of "hardship" or
And as the real estate prices continue to defy grav-
ity, going up and up, the fear is more and more
homeowners will want to increase their home size to
increase their home value.
Attorney Dye suggested the request be continued
so he could research the case.
Holmes Beach's 2 1/2-page printed variance pro-
cedure states "due public notice shall be given," and
adds, "The city clerk shall be responsible for providing
the mailed notices required by this section."
But nowhere does the Holmes Beach variance
policy state how, where or who should get notified,
prior to the hearing before the city board of adjustment,
which decides the variance request.
In Bradenton Beach, to seek a variance, a property
owner must send certified letters to all contiguous and
abutting property owners at least 10 days prior to a pub-
lic variance hearing. The applicant must then sign a sworn
affidavit attesting to compliance with the variance code.
Also a notice of the public hearing of Bradenton
Beach's Board of Adjustment must be posted and a
paid written notice must be published in a local daily
Longboat Key has even more exacting require-
ments before the city hears a petitioner's variance re-
quest. The applicant must pay the city to send certified
letters to all property owners within a 500-foot radius
from all points of the subject's property.
Another request for a variance was continued when
Perry asked the same question and Dye requested time
to determine if the structure is nonconforming.
The next matter of business was a request from
Justin Harlow for a variance to decrease the setback in
the rear of his property from 25 feet to 20 feet.
Board member Jeff Hostetler, a surveyor who has
worked for the owner requesting the variance, recused
himself from voting on that variance request and it was
then approved unanimously by the remaining board
Throughout the two-hour hearing, chairman Hugh
Holmes Jr. went to exceptional lengths to dispel any criti-
cism the board was not heeding the advice of its attorney.
"Be open minded," cautioned Dye to board mem-
bers, "but be skeptical."
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Bridge Street and Bay Drive North. Further information may be obtained by call-
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PAGE. 14 M AUGUST-20,-2003 II TTE ISLANDER
Islander Cucci's $5,800 makes him Mr. Legs
By Jim Hanson
Mr. Legs is an Islander for the third year in a row.
He is Anthony Cucci of Holmes Beach. He and his
wife Maggie, his campaign manager, raised $7,700,
which expenses whittled down to $5,800.
They are turning that over to the annual contest's
sponsor and beneficiary, the Manatee County Chapter
of the American Cancer Society. Altogether, the com-
petition raised $23,000, the society said.
Cucci's victory was announced at the Tennis Shoe
Ball Saturday night in the Bradenton City Auditorium,
where finalists wore tuxedos from the waist up and
shorts and tennis shoes from there down.
Headlines in the Aug. 19,1993,
issue of The Islander announced that:
Anna Maria fire commissioners voted to begin a
study on consolidating with the Southern Manatee and
Braden River fire districts.
Local, county and state officials scheduled a
meeting at the Anna Maria Island Community Center
in hopes of reviving a proposed Islandwide trolley ser-
vice that was voted down by Manatee County commis-
sioners. Some commissioners said they would change
their vote if Islanders showed support for the project.
Despite a 12-mile-long oil slick resulting from a
three-vessel collision in Tampa Bay Aug. 11, environ-
mental officials and animal-rescue workers reported
the brunt of the slick stayed north of the Island.
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Eight finalists com-
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started. The dropouts in- -..
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"They'll have to rename the \
contest in the future, I
guess," said Cucci.
Last year's Mr. Legs
was Mitch Stewart, long- -."
time Anna Maria Island Pri- '
vateer, and the year before Cucci
was Dr. Scott Kosfeld of
Cucci said he had been at earlier contests, but as a
Bond revoked for Islander
A Manatee County judge has revoked the bond
for a Holmes Beach man originally arrested in May
on drug charges after he was charged with the July
31 burglary of the Holmes Beach Eckerd store.
According to available online records, Chris-
topher Madden, 43, of 204 65th St. in Holmes
Beach was arrested May 28 for possession of co-
caine and drug paraphernalia.
He was free on bond from those charges
when Holmes Beach police arrested him early on
July 31 for the break-in at the Eckerd store the
same morning. Madden was released on bond for
those charges on Aug. 4.
On Aug. 8, Judge Frederick DeFuria issued
an order revoking Madden's bond from the drug
arrests on learning of the burglary charge. Ac-
cording to MCSO spokesperson Dave Bristow,
Madden has not yet been returned to custody.
Madden will be arraigned on the burglary
charge on Aug. 29, while the trial on the drug
charges is scheduled for Oct. 22.
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ten the donor has been the Chiles Group including the
Beach House, where Cucci is a manager. This year the
food came from Outback, whose Scott Himmel was a
His voice about gone from "trying to talk over the
band," Cucci said he's going to rest awhile and let oth-
ers from the Chiles restaurants take a turn at intensive
Maggi Cucci won her own contest, the tennis shoe
"And now we're crunching," Cucci said. "She
decorated with sequins and they've been falling off, so
the kids are finding them all over the floor."
Tax break proposed for
in Bradenton Beach
Bradenton Beach is inching its way toward provid-
ing low-income seniors a break on their property taxes.
City commissioners agreed last week to begin the
process of implementing state law that allows residents
who qualify for homestead exemptions to receive an
additional $25,000 deduction from their property as-
sessments if they meet state qualification standards.
Those standards call for people to be more than 65
years of age and have an annual income of less than
$21,000. State law allowed the additional tax break
several years ago; Bradenton Beach is the only munici-
pality in Manatee County that has not implemented the
According to the Manatee County Property
Appraiser's Office, Bradenton Beach has 80 residents
who qualify for the exemption. Anna Maria City has
253 qualified citizens, Holmes Beach 407, and
Longboat Key 627.
However, few people seem to take advantage of
the tax break. According to Tom Wright with the
county property appraiser's office, four residents in
Anna Maria have availed themselves of the discount,
with six in Holmes Beach and two on Longboat Key.
Commissioners are expected to address the issue
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of Coquina Beach on the Gulf of Mexico, part of a
project to measure ocean currents through the Univer-
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Mote Marine Laboratory.
Jorge Martinez with the University of Miami said
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The signals are triangulated with a similar "farm" in
Venice, and measure velocity and direction of surface
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Lake LaVista unhealthy
By Rick Catlin
It's no surprise to residents of Anna Maria that the
water quality of Lake LaVista inlet is unhealthy for
Public Works Director George McKay said the city
monitors the water quality in Lake LaVista every four
to five weeks using the same testing criteria as the
Manatee County Health Department does for its seven
saltwater testing locations on Anna Maria Island and
two along Palma Sola Causeway (see separate story).
While the water quality in Lake LaVista does meet
Florida Department of Environmental Protection stan-
dards, McKay said it's considered unhealthy for swim-
mers according to guidelines established by the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency.
"It's not a recreational area and people aren't
swimming in Lake LaVista anyway," said McKay.
Charles Henry of the Manatee County Health De-
partment said swimmers bathing in unhealthy waters
could get skin rash, disease or infections from the high
levels of enteric bacteria.
The presence of fecal bacteria is an indication of
fecal pollution, which could come from stormwater
runoff, pets and wildlife, or human sewage, he said.
Henry said the DEP's standard for the presence of
fecal coliform is no more than 800 colony forming
units per 100 milliliters per sample, while the EPA has
a maximum of 35 units per 100 ml of marine water.
The city dredges Lake LaVista periodically to im-
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probably never been dredged since their inception and
are likely to also have poor water quality, according to
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So how can the city improve water quality in ca-
nals aside from Lake LaVista?
"You can't do everything right away," said Rob
Brown of the Manatee County Environmental Manage-
Anna Maria needs a long-term project to improve
stormwater runoff, he said, and eventually needs to
dredge the canals to remove silt and debris that has
settled on the bottom the past 40-plus years since the
canals were built.
Stormwater runoff is an issue that every city in the
Tampa Bay area must address within the next five
years under new DEP rules for water quality in the
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cater IMS lunches
The Island Middle School Parent-Teacher Organi-
zation is partnering with local eateries to offer students
a variety of healthful lunches.
Beginning this week, students will have an alterna-
tive to bringing a bag lunch. Subway, Beef 0' Brady's,
Prego's, Beach City Market and Manhattan Bagel have
agreed to prepare and deliver pre-purchased meals to
the school on alternating days of the week.
Students will be given a copy of menu items a
week in advance, each Tuesday, and will have until
Thursday to pre-purchase meals for the following
week. All meal costs are non-refundable because they
are purchased and ordered from the restaurants, in ad-
This week's menu included a 6-inch sub from Sub-
way on Monday, chicken fingers from Beef O' Brady's
on Tuesday, baked ziti from Prego's on Wednesday, a
sandwich and garden salad from Beach City Market
Thursday, and soup, salad and sandwich from Manhat-
tan Bagel Friday.
Meals range in price from $3.25 to $4.
IMS is seeking other local restaurateurs interested in
participating in the school-lunch program. Language arts
teacher John Friedricks said the school is limited in its
ability to keep food hot and prefers healthy food options.
Most restaurants will be delivering the food to the
school, but Friedricks said parent volunteers will be
needed to help distribute lunches and monitor students.
There are three lunch periods between 11:30 a.m. and
1:25 p.m. each day.
To participate in the PTO lunch program, call the
school's administrative office at 778-2500.
Remaining IMS parent*
Parents of students attending the Island Middle
School are required to attend both an IMS charter-edu-
cation course and a parent-involvement course before
the end of August.
The school charter stipulates that parents will at-
tend a six-hour educational class, which the school's
new executive director Gary Hughes has implemented
for the 2003-04 school year.
Completion of the six-hour course will not be
counted toward the required parent involvement hours
as was reported in The Islander Aug. 13.
The educational course has been divided into three
two-hour sessions. The first session was the parent ori-
The final session of the parent-involvement course,
which gives parents information about how to fulfill the
required 25 parent-involvement hours, will be taught
by Hughes and Assistant Director Kelly Parsons from
7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22.
The final sessions of the IMS charter-education
course, which gives parents a better understanding of
the school's charter, will be taught by IMS board mem-
bers from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, and
from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25.
If both parents can't make the course, it's OK for
one parent to attend. Hughes said parents with concerns
should call him at the school office, 778-5200.
Hughes said failing to attend the classes will result
in the dismissal of the parent's child from IMS.
Picture day at
Anna Maria Elementary
Lifetouch will be on campus at Anna Maria El-
ementary School Thursday, Aug. 28, to take student
All students will be photographed for the yearbook,
but only students paying at the time of their portrait
sitting will receive a portrait package.
Photo-package information will be sent home with
students. For more information, call the school admin-
istrative office at 708-5200.
New yoga class starting
A new yoga class under fitness trainer Laura
Bennett is starting at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
It is from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday. Cost is $4 for mem-
bers, $5 nonmembers. Details are available at 778-
The engagement of Rebecca Marie Erskine of Holmes Beach to Colin Cozby, son of Charles and Debra Cozby
of Bradenton, is announced by the bride's parents, Michael and Doris Erskine. The bride-to-be earned an
associate's degree in art and is assistant manager of Sarasota Beach Service on Longboat Key. Cozby is a
graduate of the Orlando Marine Mechanics Institute and is the manager of the Anna Maria Boat Club in
Holmes Beach. They plan an Oct. 26 sunset wedding on an Anna Maria Island beach.
Charles A. Carew
Charles A. Carew, 83, of Holmes Beach, died
Born in Andover, N.J., Mr. Carew came to
Holmes Beach from Pennsylvania. He was a real
estate developer. He served in the U.S. Army.
Private services will be held at a later date. Me-
morial contributions may be made to Southeastern
Guide Dogs, Inc., 4210 77th St. E., Palmetto FL
He is survived by wife Harriet; son Chuck; step-
daughters Jane Osborne Jones of Alexandria, Va.,
Susan Osborne Dinsmore of Cincinnati, Ohio, and
Sandra Osborne Jordan of Springfield, Va.; sister
Eleanor Kenkeeoi; and brother Paul.
Allan B. Clayton
Allan B. Clayton, 63, of Bradenton, died Aug. 14.
Born in New Brunswick, N.J., Mr. Clayton came
to Manatee County from Toms River, N.J., in 1974.
He was a sergeant at the Manatee County Sheriff's
Office for 27 years, retir-
ing in 2002. He served in
the U.S. Air Force during
the Vietnam War. He was
.. a New Jersey state trooper
from 1966-72. He was a
member of the Fraternal
Order of Police. He was
Memorial services will
Foibe at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday,
lanyton Aug. 20, at Griffith-Cline
Funeral Home, 3904 Cortez
Road W., Bradenton. A special service is planned by
the Manatee County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard and
there will be a reception following the service at the
Fraternal Order of Police hall at 1825 11th St. W.,
Memorial contributions may be made to the
Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranch, P.O. Box 9571,
Bradenton FL 34206, or to the Humane Society of
Manatee County, 2525 14th St. W., Bradenton FL
He is survived by wife Linda, part owner of Mis-
ter Roberts Ladies' and Men's Resortwear in
Holmes Beach; sons Dane G. and Allan "Brad" Bra-
dley of Bradenton and Richard G. Farris of Lake-
land; sisters Cindy Rudisillo and Phyllis Warwick,
both of Pennsylvania; and two grandchildren.
Anna Maria Elementary
Monday, Aug. 25
Breakfast: Pancakes with Syrup, Cereal,
Lunch: Ravioli, Ham and Cheese Sandwich
with Goldfish Crackers or Peanut Butter and
Jelly Sandwich, Tossed Salad, Mixed Veg-
Tuesday, Aug. 26
Breakfast: Sausage and Biscuit, Peanut Butter
and Jelly Sandwich, Cereal, Fruit
Lunch: Macaroni and Cheese with Roll, Fish
Shapes or Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich,
Tossed Salad, Peas and Carrots, Fruit
Wednesday, Aug. 27
Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs and Toast, Yogurt,
Lunch: Turkey Gravy with Rice, Barbecue Rib
on Steak Bun or Peanut Butter and Jelly
Sandwich, Tossed Salad, Green Beans, Juice
Thursday, Aug. 28
Breakfast: Super Donut, Grilled Cheese,
Lunch: Taco, Turkey Stack Sandwich or
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, Vegetable
Beef Soup, California Mix Vegetables, Fruit
Friday, Aug. 29
Breakfast: French Toast Sticks with Syrup,
Cereal, Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich,
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza, Chicken Patty on a
Bun or Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich,
French Fries, Tossed Salad, Fruit
Juice and milk are served with every meal.
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THE ISLANDER 0 AUGUST 20, 2003 0 PAGE 17
Josephine Pang hot off the recording press
As temperatures top the summer charts, Island
regular Josephine Pang topped her summer off by re-
cording a compact disc of her original music.
Pang, a 15-year-old teen from St. Louis, spends
four months each year with her family in Holmes
Beach. This summer, the 10th-grader from John
Burroughs High School used her time off to foster her
The multi-talented Pang has been playing piano
since the age of 7, taught herself guitar at age 13, trains
with a vocal coach and writes her own music and lyr-
Although she is a seasoned piano player,
songwriting and guitar playing are relatively new for
She said she only began writing songs about a year
ago and has about 20 finished songs.
Pang is comfortable composing both on the guitar
and the piano, although she said it's a process that "just
kind of comes" on its own. "I can't make myself sit
down and write."
She said she usually begins playing guitar and once
she finds a good chord progression, the melody and
words follow. Most of her tunes are full of emotion, as
she admits composing from what she is feeling at the
Her biggest songwriting challenge, though, is
keeping the songs from running too long. "Sometimes
the idea just keeps flowing and I can't always stop,"
This summer Pang had the opportunity to record
seven songs she wrote during her stay on the Island. "I
feel they're my best ones and my most recent songs,"
Four of the songs feature her guitar playing and
three are performed on the piano. She describes her
work simply as modem music, saying she has too many
influences and inspirations, from classical music to
Jewel to Uvanescense, to accurately label her own
Pang plans to send her demo to some recording
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Martini with paving the way.
"She sponsored my time at the recording studio,
which was really nice of her," Pang said.
Back in St. Louis, Pang said she'd be looking for
coffeehouses and other age-appropriate places where
she can perform and promote her new compact disc.
She plans to have copies of this summer's demo pro-
duced and packaged for sale by the winter.
Until a recording company shows interest, Pang
said she's willing to sell the CDs on her own at perfor-
mances, at school and possibly through her own Web
"I'd like to make a good career out of being a mu-
sician or a producer or songwriter," said Pang. "But,
I'm only 15. I have no idea what I'll do yet."
If music doesn't work out, Pang said she might
pursue her interest in psychiatry.
"But I really like performing!"
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Judy bids farewell
New owners of the
Holmes Beach Coin
Laundry, now Auntie M's
Laundromat, Gerry and
Meredith Slavin, left,
hosted a going-away
party for Judy Donohue,
who for 16 years oper-
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business at the
laundromat. With the
Slavins are new wash-
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Fulton, Judy and hus-
band Frank, and former
laundry owners Ken and '
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Wash and fold with Kelli
Kelli Fulton now operates the "wash-and-fold"
service at Auntie M's Laundromat formerly
known as the Holmes Beach Coin Laundromat in
the Island Shopping Center in Holmes Beach.
An Island resident, Kelli took over Aug. 1 from
Judy Donahue, who retired after 16 years at the
"It's been great meeting all the old customers and
making new friends," said Kelli. "I'm really delighted
that the regulars are making it a point to come by and
Kelli lived in Holmes Beach for a number of years
before returning to the Island last year.
"And it's great to be back," she said with a laugh.
Wash-and-fold service is available from 8 a.m. to
2 p.m. Monday through Friday with some Saturday
morning service, Kelli said.
Customers can drop off their clothes for washing,
drying, folding and hangar service and pick them up the
same day, Kelli said.
For more information on Kelli's wash-and-fold
service, call 778-6772.
in Holmes Beach
Holmes Beach Marina at 202 52nd Street re-
cently added the Edgewater line of fishing and utility
boats to its product list.
The boat company works in conjunction with
Yamaha for factory-rigged motors for many of its
models, a press release from Edgewater Power Boats
"We chose to sell the Edgewater/Yamaha combi-
nation because they are excellent products," said Brian
Quartermain, president and CEO of Holmes Beach
For more information on the Edgewater product
line, call Holmes Beach Marina at 778-2255.
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Peggy Jelly of Bradenton recently won a free
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Sunnyside Up Cafe Too at 9516 Cortez Road,
when her nam was pulled by owner Brian Schultz,
left, from among hundreds of entries.
Island real estate sales
2309 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, a 50x100 lot, was
sold 5/27/03, Hendrick to Lavick, for $200,000.
2508-2516 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, a house, a
motel, and an apartment building dating from 1926,
1935 and 1958 on about 200 feet of Gulffront property
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Young Islanders start new service club
Shailey Pittman and Lindsey Ellsworth have
formed a Christian-based club for Island youth that is
designed to help better the community and its residents.
The new club is called the Island Youth Club and
its mission is to provide Island youth the opportunity
to serve and influence the community while having fun
at the same time.
Without the presence of a club like this on the Is-
land, Pittman and Ellsworth believe it is time to start a
community service, youth-oriented nonprofit organiza-
tion for the Island.
One of the main ongoing projects IYC will be run-
ning is its "Celebrations!" program, which was created
with the Island's senior residents in mind, said
Ellsworth and Pittman.
Through IYC's Celebrations!, family members or
friends with little time to plan for a special occasion can
order a package containing a cake and choice of flow-
ers, balloons or other gift for someone special. IYC will
not only take care of the gift package, but will also
deliver the goods.
According to Ellsworth and Pittman, IYC members
will also be participating in community service projects
such as providing holiday cookies for seniors and pitch-
ing in at Island beach and road cleanup projects.
"We really want to make a positive impact,"
Ellsworth and Pittman said.
In addition to community service projects, IYC
will host special youth events such as dances and
IYC founders have already planned the group's
first fundraising project. The group is selling ad space
for a community calendar. Business card size advertis-
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ing space is available for $25.
Anyone interested in joining the club and partici-
pating in upcoming events should call either Ellsworth
at 778-7033, or Pittman at 778-4061.
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listed by MLS as "contract pending" as of 5/31/03 with
the asking price of $1,350,000.
3803 E. Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 1-A Sunbow Bay,
3bed/3bath 2000 sfla (1,320 sfla) condo built in 1977,
j was sold 5/29/03, Huffstutler to Carew, for $300,000;
3805 E. Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 9 (unit 205) Sun-
bow Bay 2, a 1,121 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in
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Monath to Burness, for $336,000; list $349,900.
611 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, 25 Imperial
House D, a 754 sfla 2bed/lbath condo built in 1969,
was sold 5/28/03, Gest to Branderhorst, for $165,000;
107 Gull, Anna Maria, a 75x100 canalfront lot, was
sold 6/3/03, Smoyer to Murray, for $267,000; list
1427 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 17 Bermuda Bay
Club 2, a 3bed/2.5bath/2car 1,524 condo built in 1999,
was sold 6/5/03, Burke to Beachnaw, for $475,000.
1800 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 113 LaCosta, a
Gulffront 952 sfla 2bed/1bath condo built in 1977, was
sold 6/2/03, Kemplin to Fitzpatrick, for $500,000.
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women aged 25-65, and one boy 8-13. The play will
run Oct. 2-12. Additional information may be obtained
by calling the director at 794-8762.
The Manatee Players auditions will be at 7 p.m.
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Wednesday, Aug. 20
6 p.m. Family storytime at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Island Middle School
parent's charter education class, 206 85th St.,
Holmes Beach. Information: 778-5200.
7 to 8p.m. Soccer try-outs for ages 10-11 at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Mag-
nolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.
8 to 10:30 p.m. Whalehead music group at
Java n' Jive, 811 Eighth Ave., Palmetto. Information:
Thursday, Aug. 21
10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Manatee County Health
Department immunization van at K-Mart, Manatee
Avenue and 75th Street, Bradenton.
Noon to 4 p.m. AARP driver-safety program at
the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 776-1158. Limited class
7 to 8 p.m. Soccer try-outs for ages 12-14 at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Mag-
nolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.
Friday, Aug. 22
9 to 10 a.m. Yoga with Laura Bennett at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 401 Magno-
lia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee ap-
Noon to 4 p.m. AARP driver-safety program at
the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 776-1158. Limited class
7:30 to 11 p.m. "Dance the Night Away" with
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Bradenton. Information: 792-8719. Fee applies.
7 to 9 p.m. Island Middle School parent in-
volvement education class, 206 85th St., Holmes
Beach. Information: 778-5200.
8 p.m. Opening night "Women of Color Caba-
ret" at the Manatee Players Riverfront Theatre, 102
Old Main St., Bradenton. Information: 748-5875. Fee
Saturday, Aug. 23
8:30 a.m. Kiwanis Club meeting with guest
speaker State Rep. Bill Galvano at Cafe on the
Beach Restaurant at the Manatee Public Beach,
Manatee Avenue at Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Infor-
9 a.m. to noon Butterfly gardening class for
beginners at Flutterby Gardens, 1512 22nd St. W.,
Bradenton. Information: 708-3912.
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children's summit at the
Manatee Convention Center, One Haben Blvd., Pal-
metto. Information: 722-3244.
10 a.m. Kid's Camp at the Pelican Man's Bird
Sanctuary, 1708 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota.
Information: 388-4444. Fee applies.
5 p.m. O'Connor Bowling Challenge benefit-
ing youth sports at Bradenton Lanes, 71st Street and
Cortez Road, Bradenton. Information: 739-8474. Fee
7 to 11 p.m. Mardi Gras Madness Arthritis
Foundation benefit at Woodson Brother's Seafood
Grille, 75th Street and Manatee Avenue, Bradenton.
Information: 794-1400. Fee applies.
Sunday, Aug. 24
7p.m. Youth auditions for "How to Eat Like a
Child" at the Manatee Players Riverfront Theatre,
102 Old Main St., Bradenton. Information: 748-0111.
7 p.m. -Auditions for "Tom Sawyer" at the
Manatee Players Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main
St., Bradenton. Information: 748-0111.
Monday, Aug. 25
6 to 8 p.m. Line-dancing lessons at American
Legion Post No. 24, 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton. In-
formation: 794-3489. Fee applies.
7p.m. Youth auditions for "How to Eat Like a
Child" at the Manatee Players Riverfront Theatre,
102 Old Main St., Bradenton. Information: 748-0111.
7 p.m. -Auditions for "Tom Sawyer" at the
Manatee Players Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main
St., Bradenton. Information: 748-0111.
7 to 9 p.m. Island Middle School parent's charter
education class, 206 85th St., Holmes Beach. Infor-
Tuesday, Aug. 26
7:30 a.m. Business Network International
meeting at the Hilton Beachfront Resort, 4711 Gulf
of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-
Noon to 3:30 p.m. -Bridge at the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
1 to 4 p.m. Veteran's Service officer at the Is-
land Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Appointments: 749-3030.
Wednesday, Aug. 27
6 p.m. Family storytime at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
Banyan Theater Company presents "The Price"
at the Sainer Pavilion at New College of Florida,
5313 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, through Aug. 24.
Information: 358-5330. Fee applies.
Cortez artist Cecy Richardson's exhibit at the
Arts Council of Manatee County, 926 12th St. W.,
Bradenton, through Aug. 28. Information: 746-2223.
Porcelain art by Helen DeForge at Island Gal-
lery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, through
"Women of Color Cabaret" at the Manatee
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Aug. 11, 300 block of Tarpon Street, theft. A man
reported his scooter, which was in his carport, stolen.
The scooter was reportedly found at Westbay Cove
condominiums in Holmes Beach with the keys still in
the ignition. The vehicle was returned to its owner.
Aug. 4, 611 Gulf Drive N., Imperial House condo-
miniums, criminal mischief. According to the report,
two juveniles were throwing rocks over the roof of the
building and broke the windshield of a parked car.
Aug. 6, 600 block of Manatee Avenue, warrant
arrest. A man was arrested on two Hillsborough County
warrants after a routine traffic stop.
Aug. 8, 1301 Gulf Drive N., Silver Surf resort,
drug arrest. According to the report, eight juveniles
ranging in age from 14 to 19 were heading to the beach
with bags containing alcohol. According to the report,
Nicholas Almerico, 19, of Tampa, told the officer he
had some marijuana that he wanted to surrender to the
officer. Parents picked up the juveniles and Almerico
was given a notice to appear.
Aug. 7, 2513 Gulf Drive, Circle K, theft. Two teen-
agers were arrested for stealing a case of beer from the
convenience store. According to the report, officers were
able to identify the suspects and the vehicle used in the
theft from the store's surveillance camera and found the
suspects during a canvass of the neighborhood.
Aug. 8, 2400 block of Avenue C, theft. A juvenile
reported his bike stolen and police recovered it later the
Aug. 9, 101 Gulf Drive N., One Stop Shell Shop,
theft. A woman was arrested for stealing two shirts
from the beach shop. According to the report, the cash-
ier saw the woman leave the store without paying for
the T-shirts and was able to mark down the suspect's
tag number as she drove away. Officers caught the sus-
pect on Longboat Key.
Aug. 9, 700 block of Gulf Drive, drug arrest. Ac-
cording to the report, a juvenile was arrested for pos-
session of marijuana after a routine traffic stop.
Aug. 9,402 Church St., Bradenton Beach Marina,
burglary. A man reported his laptop computer stolen
after he left it in his vehicle overnight.
Aug. 10, 200 block of Gulf Drive, traffic arrest. A
man was arrested for allegedly driving with a sus-
pended license and a stolen tag.
Aug. 12, 100 block of Third Street, false imprison-
ment. A man was arrested for holding his spouse
against her will after neighbors heard the woman
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After a mere two years or was it three? -
Bradenton Beach is scheduled to get a boat which
will allow police officers to patrol the offshore
waters of the city.
City commissioners agreed to accept a grant
from the West Coast Inland Navigation District,
through Manatee County, for $30,000 to purchase
a 24-foot Key Largo center-console boat with a
200-hp engine. Included in the specifications for the
vessel is a VHF-FM radio, trailer, special police
lighting, police radio and other equipment.
There are no fishing poles or ski gear included
in the package price, Police Chief Sam Speciale
was quick to tell commissioners.
Special said the boat should be delivered by
mid-September. Currently, four officers are certi-
screaming to be let go and called police. According to
the report, the woman said the suspect had also struck
her on the head. The man was also charged with resist-
ing arrest with violence, spouse abuse and possession
of drug paraphernalia. The defendant allegedly threw
a marijuana pipe out the window of the police vehicle
after he was placed under arrest, according to the re-
Aug. 8, 7100 block of Gulf Drive, theft. A man
reported his tandem bike stolen.
Aug. 11, 500 block of 70th Street, theft. A woman
reported her license-plate decal stolen.
Aug. 11, 4300 block of Second Avenue, suspended
license. A man was arrested for driving with a sus-
Aug. 11, 5424 Marina Drive, Jessie's Island Store,
theft. According to the report, a man was arrested af-
ter an employee observed the defendant place a quart
of beer in his bag and attempt to leave the store with-
Aug. 12, 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue, criminal
fied to operate the craft.
Although police may only enforce city laws
within city boundaries, which end at the water's
edge, all Bradenton Beach police officers are
also sworn Manatee County Sheriff's deputies,
since they also patrol the county's largest park,
Coquina Beach. With the dual-certification,
Special said, officers will be able to enforce
county and state rules and regulations on the
waters of Anna Maria Sound and the Gulf of
The grant, which required no matching funds,
comes from the four-county organization charged
with maintaining the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway
and also provides funds for waterway improve-
ments and enforcement.
mischief. According to the report, someone pushed out
two sections of a concrete block wall on a construction
site. Someone also reportedly filled the gas tank of a
diesel backhoe tractor with dirt and wood mulch.
Aug. 12, 300 block of 63rd Street, burglary. Ac-
cording to the report, a DVD player was stolen from a
Aug. 14, 400 block of 63rd Street, battery. Accord-
ing to the report, a woman was arrested for domestic
battery after hitting her ex-boyfriend. According to the
report, the victim had a domestic violence injunction
against the woman and was accompanied by police at
the time of the attack while he attempted to retrieve his
belongings from the residence.
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Aren't we glad we don't live in Northeast, or Texas?
Tropical waves. Tropical storms. Flooding. Mas-
sive power outages. It was quite a week.
The tropical wave that eventually became Tropical
Storm Erika added more rain to our already soggy
yards, but didn't amount to much more than a typical
afternoon thunderstorm for the Island.
Fortunately for us, it gained power only after pass-
ing through on Thursday and, fortunately for Texas,
never reached hurricane force when it struck the coast
there early Saturday morning.
I admit to being mesmerized by what has been
described as the largest power failure in U.S. history
Thursday. Jeez, imagine Detroit, Cleveland, New
York, Ontario and all points between going without
electricity within something like five minutes, and hav-
ing to do without for something like 24 hours.
The estimate was that 50 million people were af-
fected by the blackout. Wow. No AC, no TV, no ATM,
no cells, no nothing for almost a day for a lot of folks.
We're familiar with such things, of course. Tropical
Storm Gabrielle scoured the coast of West Florida on Sept.
14, 2001, and left about 250,000 of us without power for
up to four days. And it was "only" a tropical storm.
We were lucky then in a lot of ways. Lots of rain,
lots of tree limbs downed, but not much damage -
other than to our suddenly very, very clean refrigera-
tors. I got smart on Day 2 and cleaned mine out. A
friend waited until well into Day 3 to dump his spoiled
food, with rather stinky results.
So it's time again to take the lessons from the
north, and lessons from the past, to heart. How much
water have you got stored for what is becoming the
heart of hurricane season for us? How many spare bat-
teries, and how much canned food?
I was talking to a buddy about Gabrielle last week.
He lives on the mainland, just a few blocks from a big
food store. He was going to stop after work and stock
up on stuff in the face of Gabrielle, but heard that the
storm wasn't expected to hit until 24 hours or so. Plenty
of time, he figured.
The next morning he woke up to lots and lots of
rain and wind. The storm had picked up speed and he
hadn't gone shopping. He raced to the store and got his
stuff just as the power went out. No power, no cash
' registers, no stuff.
He said it was a long, dry four days without power.
Don't wait too long.
Palma Sola Bay
The on-again, off-again saga of healthy bathing
waters around Anna Maria Island is on-again.
Just three weeks after declaring that the waters of
Palma Sola Bay were safe for bathers, the Manatee
County Health Department issued an advisory last
week for the waters at the southeast end of Palma Sola
Manatee County Environmental Health Director
Tom Larkin said the most recent five-week average of
tests at the causeway's southeast location was 35.19
coliforming units per 100 milliliters of water, above the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency maximum of
35 CFU per 100 ml of water.
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Aug23 8:32am 2.3 - 4:44pm 0.2
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Water blending in the offing?
Florida has always suffered from a water problem,
despite the fact that we're surrounded by it.
Potable water is plentiful in parts of the Sunshine
State. It's scarce in other locations. Unfortunately, most
of the people live where the water isn't.
A business group is pressuring officials in Talla-
hassee to create a statewide water governing board that
could address the issue of siphoning water from
streams and springs and piping it to burgeoning popu-
lation centers. Basically, the water would be piped from
the Big Bend area to Orlando or South Florida to allow
further growth and development.
The Council of 100 has been working on the plan
for about a year, and pitched the idea to Gov. Jeb Bush
a few weeks ago. Key elements of the proposal is cre-
ation of a seven-member board, the Florida Water Sup-
ply Commission, all to be appointed by Bush. And the
board would be charged with the task to "identify wa-
ter stress areas and designate water supply service ar-
eas," according to the St. Petersburg Times.
This bold, innovative idea floated by influential
business leaders did I mention that most are Repub-
lican? has only been bandied about to my knowl-
edge for 25 years or so. The concept's genesis is based
on the only true maxim I know about development, that
the only limiting factor to growth in Florida is avail-
ability of affordable potable water.
More water, more growth. Is that what we want in
Florida? And is this how we want to get there?
The state's citizens used 7.2 billion gallons of wa-
ter a day in 1995. The demand is expected to reach 9.1
billion daily by 2020..
An argument for the proposal is that it's not a bad
idea to increase development in areas that are already
highly developed. If more water would allow a 100-
Waters at the second causeway test location on
Palma Sola Bay near Bongo's were at acceptable lev-
els, Larkin said.
The increase in bacteria levels was related to the re-
cent heavy rains and associated stormwater runoff, he said.
When excess enteric bacteria is found at a test site, it's
an indication of fecal pollution, said Larkin. The pollution
could come from stormwater runoff, pets, wildlife or hu-
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
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slab, why not? It would, after all, protect the more ru-
ral areas of North Florida from encroachment by devel-
The bad part of the idea is that greater growth in
specific areas adds to the stress placed on other parts
of the infrastructure, like schools, roads, parks, sewer
plants, stormwater runoff treatment facilities, and all
the rest. With a built-out area, public acquisition of land
for those types of needs is astronomical. Remember
when 1-95 had to be expanded a few years ago, and
land costs were about $1 billion per mile for parts of
Broward and Miami-Dade counties?
The Council of 100 is pushing Gov. Bush to call a
special session in October to address the state water
board. We'll just have to wait and see what happens.
Monoline containers everywhere
A few weeks ago I mentioned a nifty program from
Mystic, Conn., that allowed fishers a convenient spot
to put their snarled monofilament line. The gang up
there installed plastic pipes that fishers could tuck the
line into for later recycling.
Well, the gang in Palm Beach County started a
similar program in mid-June. In conjunction with the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's
Florida Marine Research Institute, they are setting up
monofilament recycling bins throughout the northern
region of the county
"Monofilament line is a single-strand, strong,
flexible plastic fishing line," a FWC spokesperson
said. "Most monofilament is non-biodegradable and
can last about 600 years. Because it is thin and of-
ten clear, it is very difficult for birds and animals to
see, and they can easily become entangled in it.
Once entangled, they may become injured, drown, or
starve to death. Since snorkelers, divers, and boat
propellers have become entangled in stray
monofilament line, it clearly presents a danger to
humans as well as wildlife."
The program entails installation of six-inch, white
PVC pipe, about three feet tall, at docks and piers and
other fishing locations. Volunteers collect the fishing
line from the outdoor recycling bins and take it to par-
ticipating tackle shops, which in turn ship it to line
manufacturers, who recycle it into tackle boxes, spools
for line, fish habitats, and other uses.
The Palm Beach County program is in too much of
its infancy to have any solid data as to results, but it
seems to make sense.
In fact, we're hoping to start a pilot program on the
Island to gauge how well the compliance works among
There ire more than 320 springs in Florida, with a
combined flow of about 8 billion gallons a day. Florida
has more first-magnitude springs than any other state
in the United States. Silver Springs is the state's larg-
est non-coastal spring, and Wakulla Spring has the
greatest range of flow.
By the way, Florida's springs are overflows or
leakage from an underwater reservoir called an aquifer.
FISH TALES WELCOME
We'd love to hear your fish stories, and
pictures are welcome at The Islander.
Just give us a call at 778-7978
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THE ISLANDER M AUGUST 20, 2003 M PAGE 23
Seeing red redfish, red grouper, that is
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Fishers seem to be seeing red these days red-
fish, not red tide plus lots of red grouper offshore.
And no, there are no reports of the red tide bloom
hitting any local waters right now.
Other backwater favorites continue to be trout and
an occasional flounder. Nearshore hits include lots of
mackerel, and with the offshore action on grouper there
are still good reports of snapper.
None of the reports this week includes tarpon, al-
though the silver kings should still be lurking around
Tampa Bay for those willing to target them.
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
redfish are a mainstay right now, with big shrimp pro-
viding the best results, plus lots of trout action on the
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he's having lots of fun putting his charters
onto trout up to 20 inches in length and redfish to 27
inches, using mostly artificial such as Exudes, Cotee
jigs and gold spoons as bait.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said back-
water fishers report good catches of redfish in Sarasota
Bay, a few catch-and-release snook, plus some trout
caught that were more than 35 inches in length. Offshore
action is still fair to excellent, with best bets for red grou-
per and mangrove snapper coming from the 100-plus-foot
depths in the Gulf of Mexico.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
there are plenty of hungry reds in Miguel Bay and
some really big snook around the oyster beds in Terra
Ceia Bay. Lots of trout are being caught in the deeper
waters around the seagrass beds off the bulkhead, he
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business out of
Catchers Marina in Holmes Beach said he's scoring
well with redfish, with limit catches on most days and
lots of oversized spotties coming up to the boat. He's
also getting really big catch-and-release snook.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach out of Catchers said he's putting his
a month at
their condo in
Lew Chrismen caught this 26-inch-long redfish while fishing with Capt. Mike Heistand.
charters on all the mackerel anyone would want right
now, plus lots of mangrove snapper, redfish and good-
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide out of
Catchers said he's catching red grouper to 25 pounds,
snapper to 6 pounds both yellowtail and mangrove
- as well as gag grouper to 20 pounds.
Capt. Sam Kimball on Legend charters out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said he's catching
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lots of Spanish mackerel, keeper-size red grouper,
mangrove snapper, bonita, plus barracuda to 30
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said there are
lots of big reds being docked at the pier, plus oversized
catch-and-release linesiders, with good catches con-
tinuing of mangrove snapper, black drum, and lots of
mackerel hitting in the mornings.
Anglers at the Anna Maria City Pier report heavy
action on Spanish mackerel in the mornings, plus floun-
der, mangrove snapper, a few catch-and-release snook at
night and the happy news that the water is clearing after
all the heavy rains during the past week or so.
On my boat Magic, we finished seventh in the Pete
Turner Fishing Tournament last weekend with a catch
of two 28-inch redfish, trout to 23 inches and a 14 inch
flounder to bring in 464 points, not bad out of the 90
or so boats that registered.
Good luck and good fishing.
Capt. Mike Heistand is a 20-year fishing guide.
Call him at 779-9607 to provide a fishing report. Prints
and digital images of your catch are also welcome and
may be dropped off at The Islander, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach, or e-mailed to
news @islander.org. Please include identification for
persons in the picture along with information on the
catch and a name and phone number for more infor-
mation. Snapshots may be retrieved once they appear
in the paper.
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Island Dolphins fall 12.0 in PAL Kickoff Classic
By Kevin Cassidy
The Anna Maria Island Dolphins football team
made its debut Saturday but dropped a 12-0 decision to
the Broncos in the Police Athletic League Kickoff
Classic. It's hard to judge how good or bad the Dol-
phins will be based on its early performance. For start-
ers, the Dolphins, which now boasts 23 members and
several new faces, is now a marked team.
Factor in that the kickoff series was moved due to
flooding from the recent heavy rains from the PAL
complex to Manatee High School.
Also throw in the fact that teams only play one half
in the classic, and you don't really know how strong a
team you're up against.
The Dolphins opened the game on offense at their
own 20-yard line. Fullback Corey Williamson got the
call on first down, but was stopped for no gain. Quar-
terback Nick Sato sliced for four yards on second
down, but Jimmy Campos got cut down in the flat on
third down to lose a yard.
The Dolphins ran a counter trap to Chad
Richardson who rumbled 15 yards for an apparent first
down, but an illegal block in the back negated his run.
The next play was fumbled away to the Broncos.
The Dolphins defense showed some potential as
they kept the Broncos out of the end zone despite the
Broncos starting on the Dolphin 13-yard line.
On first down, LaFaron Burch gained four yards on
a sweep, but the Dolphins were penalized five yards for
12 men on the field. Curtis Reynonds and C.J.
Wickersham stuffed Burch for no gain on first down
and Richardson made a nice recovery to force Ernest
Curry out of the end zone to deny him a touchdown
grab on second down.
On third down, Wickersham knifed between two
defenders to stop Bronco quarterback Willie Brown for
no gain, while a swarm of Dolphin defenders smoth-
ered Brown on fourth down to give the ball back to the
offense on their own three-yard line.
Nick Sato ran for two yards on first down and con-
nected with Richardson on a swing pass good for 15
yards, but an illegal blocking penalty negated the play.
After an incomplete pass on second down, Sato
dropped back and threw a strike to tight end John Gre-
gory over the middle for 24 yards and a first down.
Campos carried twice for a yard with Bronco line-
backer Johnny Ruiz twice doing the honors with a pair
of big hits.
On third down, Sato looked for Richardson again
in the flat, but Bronco safety Leon Spearmon laid a
heavy hit on Richardson to break up the pass play and
Sato's fourth-down pass fell incomplete to give the ball
back to the Broncos.
On first down from the Dolphin 15, quarterback
Brown threw a perfect pass to Curry, who ran a fade
pattern to the corner of the end zone.
The Dolphins denied the Broncos the extra point
Jimmy Campos tries to outrun a Bronco defender during the PAL Kickoff Classic. Islander Photos: Kevin
and came out on offense looking to score the equalizer.
Unfortunately, the Dolphins gave the ball right back to
the Broncos on a fumble.
On first down at the Dolphin 24, Brown found
Spearmon at the three-yard line, but Dolphin corner
Campos wrapped him up to deny the touchdown. Fol-
lowing an incomplete pass, Burch ran it in from four
yards out for a 12-0 lead the Broncos wouldn't relin-
The Dolphins get back at it for real with its first
regular season game at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, when
they take on the Raiders. Come on out to the PAL
fields, located at 202 13th Ave. E., Bradenton, behind
the Red Barn Flea Market.
Come on out and support the defending Island
Calling all Magic Islanders
Manatee Magic soccer season has started up for
teams from ages under 15 to under 18 and the start of
the regular season for the rest of the age groups is just
around the corner.
Let us know about Islanders who are playing com-
petitive soccer off the Island so that we can cover some
of your games.
Please give the us a call at 778-7978, or 750-8959.
EZ Skimmers skimboard contest
Saturday in Bradenton Beach
EZ Skimmers presents its second annual Back-to-
School skimboard contest, held once again at the Beach
House Restaurant in Bradenton Beach, Saturday and
Sunday, Aug. 23-24.
Last year's contest drew more than 100 competi-
tors and hundreds of spectators, and this year, with
additional sponsors on board, the contest is expected to
bigger and better than ever.
In addition to EZ Skimmers and the Beach House,
other sponsors include West Coast Surf Shop, The Is-
lander, ZAP Skimmers, Native Rentals, Fun & Sun
Parasail, Sticky Bumps, Blocksurf, Australian Gold
Cost to register for the skimboard contest is $25 for
amateurs and $75 for professionals on or before the Aug.
16 deadline. Late registration will cost participants an
additional $10. "No exceptions!" says EZ. All participants
must complete an entry form and sign a waiver.
Completed registration forms, along with the entry
fee, can be mailed or dropped off at the Beach House
Restaurant, P.O. Box 1478, Bradenton Beach FL
34217. Checks should be made payable to the Beach
There will be age divisions from the Minis (8 and
under) up to Masters (25 and up), along with all appro-
priate professional competitor's divisions.
For more information, call the West Coast Surf
Shop at 778-1001.
Adult B-ball at Center
Don't forget adult basketball on Wednesday nights
from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The courts are open and air condi-
tioned! There's a $2 fee to play.
More soccer news
Tryouts for all age groups in the Anna Maria Island
Community Center Soccer League took place earlier in
the week and teams were selected for fall play.
Teams will spend the next few weeks practicing for
the preseason jamboree, which takes place all day Sat-
urday, Sept. 6, starting at 10 a.m. The regular season
gets under way Monday, Sept. 8.
To kick the season off in grand style, the Center
will again host a preseason soccer banquet catered by
Sean Murphy of Beach Bistro. Schedules and uniforms
will also be distributed at the banquet at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 4.
Call Joe Chelbus at the Center, 778-1908, for more
If you have a story idea or have sports news to re-
port, call The Islander at 778-7978, or email me at
sportspg @ tampabay. rr. com.
Vantrez Yarn, shown breaking up a pass, returned an interception 35 yards for the game's first touchdown and
later scored on a 65-yard run to clinch a 12-6 Panther victory over the Broncos.
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307 Iris St. .................... $495,000
536 Key Royale Dr........... 849,900
106 Gull Dr. .................... 599,000
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606 Dundee Ln. ............... 549,000
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for car, both for $3,000; conventional wheelchair, $75;
Adjusta twin beds, 3 months old, $1,000; two lever
chairs, one leather, one fabric Lazy-Boy, $1,500. Call
779-1213 for information and location.
RAINY DAY SALE Storewide 10 to 70 percent off at
Niki's Treasures, 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Sterling jewelry 50 percent off, select gifts and vin-
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Visit our antique mall 7 days, 9:30am-5pm.
FUTON IN EXCELLENT condition. Wood frame,
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River half a block. Fabulous and rare opportunity for family
compound. Nanny cottage or guest house! $539,000.
DUPLEX west of Gulf Drive $559,000.
DUPLEX Anna Maria theater District $519,000.
LOT- Anna Maria $249,000.
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(941) 779-2233 1-800-813-7517
EMBROIDERY: We offer quality embroidered promo-
tional T-shirts, caps and golf shirts. We can digitize your
custom logo for your organization or business, or help
you create one. www.islandstitch.com or call 778-8338.
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.
GARAGE SALE FRIDAY-Saturday, Aug. 22-23, 8am-
2pm. Multi-family, furniture, some antiques and miscel-
laneous junk. 106-108 79th St., Holmes Beach.
HUGE TROPICAL PLANT sale Saturday, Aug. 23,
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FOUND FERRET: Sable, young. Found Aug. 12.
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FOUND: Watch and medicine bag, vicinity of Anna
Maria City Pier. Found on Sunday, Aug. 17. Call to
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 TO A good home. "Abby" a four-year-old female
Lhasa Apso, house broken, spayed, shots up to date,
prefers to be an only child. Call 779-2228 or 704-5239.
1995 LINCOLN Town Car. See it at 312 58th St.,
Holmes Beach. $2,695. Call 778-5840.
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. Min-
utes to Intracoastal, Gulf, restaurants, bait. Capt.
John's Marina. 792-2620. Bottom painting.
BOAT SLIP for rent. Deep water. North area of Anna
Maria. Call 794-8877 or 730-5393.
WANTED: Grady White 1992 or newer. Call 778-
1620 after 5pm.
1994 19-FOOT Key West console fishing boat with
1992 150-hp Johnson motor. Bimini top, 70-lb. Thrust-
trolling motor, fish finder, solidstate radio, three batter-
ies, plus many other features. $9,000. Call 779-9101.
FISHING FOR a good deal? Look in The Islander,
14-FT GHEENOE, use with motor or without motor.
Blue, paddles. $150. Call, 778-4313 leave message.
14-FOOT CANOE with paddles. $300. 794-5830.
EGMONT EXPRESS CHARTERS. Summer special:
fifth and sixth person free with four paying customers.
Sunsets, snorkeling, Sarasota Bay, Egmont Key and
more. Custom tours available. See dolphins all day!
Hourly, half-day/full day. Call 778-7459 or 720-5470.
LET'S GO FISHING! Call Capt. Mike Heistand on the
charter boat "Magic." Full or half day backwater fishing.
USCG licensed. Ice, bait, tackle provided. 779-9607.
BABY-SITTING AND PET-SITTING My name is Sa-
rah, 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.
RESPONSIBLE PET SITTER, dog walker, certified
babysitter. Eighth-grader, available after school and
weekends. Call Zachary, 779-9783.
ISLAND SPORTS BAR: All-year clientele. Beer/
wine, good lease, smoking OK. $85,000. Call
Longview Realty, 383-6112.
PACKING AND SHIPPING: Palmetto business
with great potential, motivated seller. $59,900.
Longview Realty, 383-6112.
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HELPER WANTED: Maintenance landscaping,
weed-eater experience helpful, 30-35 hours per
week, $7/hour. Call Chris, 778-2837.
HIRING: Positive people for nail tech, esthetician and
hairstyles for our Longboat Key and Anna Maria sa-
lons. Call Amy Dodge Aveda Salon, 387-0773.
THE TINGLEY MEMORIAL Library in Bradenton
Beach is looking for volunteers who can work during the
summer months. Duties include checking books in and
out, reshelving books and generally assisting library
patrons. Anyone interested in volunteering in our
friendly community library can call Eveann Adams at
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to meet
interesting people from around the world? Are you in-
terested in learning the history of Anna Maria Island?
Get involved with the Anna Maria Island Historical Mu-
seum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. We need you! Call
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Turtle Watch is seeking vol-
unteers for the upcoming season with retail experience.
Meet and greet visitors and help give out information at
the Education Center. Contact Amy Talucci or Suzi Fox
ASSISTED LIVING: Haven Home Bradenton Beach
is admitting residents. Day care and drop-offs. Re-
spite, long term. Call 779-0322 for details, inquiries
Country Club Heights
Super family pool home, close to Manatee High School. Im-
'maculately maintained many, many updates newer roof, A/C, car-
pet. Pool has recent marcite and is caged. Large corner lot plenty of
parking. Great for entertaining. This home has it all.
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No one knows an island like an Aussie.
"The art of the deal for you".
$499,000- WATERFRONT LIVING
Key West style, elevated pool
home on deep water canal in Fla-
Smingo Cay with direct access to
intercoastal. Split bedrooms, tile
... floors, updated kitchen. IB94587
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$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.
$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
Visit our Web site at www.cbflorida.com
5910 Marina.Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK
Web site: www.smithrealtors.com
LAKEFRONT VILLA 2BR/
1.5BA, turnkey furnished, well
maintained half-duplex. Updated
A/C and appliances. Charming
Island getaway in desirable area
of Holmes Beach. This is one not
to miss! $249,500. Call Susan
S Hatch, Realtor, 778-7616 eves.
/ ulf-Bay Realty
/ of Anna Maria Inc.
5309 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach
[Next to the Chamber in the Island Fitness Building]
. OPEN ,OU
Thursday & Sunday
12-4pm 2906 Gulf Dr.
Rarely avalaible at the price!
Direct gulffront Martinique
condo, gorgeous views, pool,
tennis and garage. Only
@ 713-4755 or Call Robin
CHARMING ISLAND COT-
TAGE Bright and cheerful 2BR/
I BA with room for a pool. Lo-
cated west of Gulf Drive, one
short block to beach. Great in-
vestment opportunity! Must
see! $359,000. Call Heather
Absten for a viewing
Architectural design, almost
Gulffront, beautifully refur-
bished. A must see for the
savvy investor. Owner financ-
ing. $1,650,000. Call Robin
Kollar @ 713-4515 or Jesse
Brisson @ 713-4755
C I No fI orC laP "
1 BR/1 BA, 2BR/1 BA duplex locatedvery close to AMI
Community Center. Loads of potential on a street with
active property improvements underway. $379,900.
Rarely available 1 BR/1BA Gulffront income produc-
ing second-floor end unit in a popular Holmes Beach
18-unit complex. Cathedral ceiling, private balcony,
heated pool, on site rental office and more. $375,000.
314 Pine Avenue Anna Maria
(941) 779-0732 Toll Free: (866) 779-0732
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iQuality & Dependable Service.
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Paradise Improvements 778-4173
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Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
a it' WINDOW REPLACEMENT
U 8799 Cortez Road, Bradenton 745-2363
M-F 9am 5pm, Sat by appointment
' Windows Hurrican Protection Room Enclosures Service
Quality Women'g Knit Clothing
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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.
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.
COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your com-
puter misbehaving? Certified computer service and
private lessons. Special $25 per hour- free advice.
ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING for great results,
wash away mildew, dirt and salt. Thorough, reason-
able and reliable. Free estimates, licensed and in-
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.
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
accepting new clients. Call 792-3772.
EXPERT CLEANING personalized service! Many
excellent references. Call Kris, 750-8366.
ISLAND LIMO Airport Transportation: Fast service,
new vehicles, best prices. Fully permitted at all air-
ports. Call 779-0043.
EMBROIDERY: We offer quality embroidered promo-
tional T-shirts, caps and golf shirts. We can digitize
your business logo or help you create one.
www.islandstitch.com or call 778-8338.
MUSIC LESSONS! Flute, saxophone, clarinet. Be-
ginning to advanced. Contact Koko Ray, 792-0160.
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigeration.
Commercial and residential service, repair and/or re-
placement. Serving Manatee County and the Island
since 1987. For dependable, honest and personalized
service, call William Eller, 795-7411. RA005052.
ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional cre-
ates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding!
NADIA'S EUROSAGE Relaxing, healing massage
in the comfort of your home. Call today for an ap-
pointment, 795-0887. MA#0017550.
PIANO AND KEYBOARD lessons. Call Jack Elka,
A W_, ANGA R N I '
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING and Lawn Mainte-
nance. Residential and commercial. Full-service
lawn maintenance, cleanup, tree trimming, hauling,
Xeriscape. Island resident. Excellent references.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If
it is broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior dis-
count. Call 778-2581 or 962-6238.
KARAZ LANDSCAPE Lawn Service. Mulch, clean-
ups, power washing, tree trimming and more. Call
779-0851 or cell 448-3857.
ECONOMY CUT lawn service. Professional lawn
care at the kid-next-door prices. Free estimates.
WANTED: MONTHLY LAWN maintenance ac-
counts. Please call Wayne at 750-0112 and leave
TROPICAL TROUBLES? Landscape cleaning, weed-
ing, trimming, general maintenance, after-storm care,
weekly or monthly schedules available, affordable rate,
thorough and dependable. Call 755-1155.
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 snow-
ing, 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
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
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. Interior,
exterior, doors, stairs, windows and trim. Dan Michael,
master carpenter. Call cell 778-6898 or cell, 320-9274.
TILE TILE TILE. All variations of ceramic tile sup-
plied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, re-
liable, 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.
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ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodel-
ing, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens,
baths. Free estimates. Lic#CGC061519,
#CCC057977, #PE0020374. Insured. Accepting
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,
holdings 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.
JERRY'S HOME REPAIR and Lawn Care: Light
carpentry, plumbing, electrical, grass cutting, tree
trimming, light hauling. Call 778-6170.
MINOR HOME REPAIRS Great rates, references.
Call Rick, 750-8366.
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.
PAINT & TILE Home repair service. Best price! Sat-
isfaction guaranteed. Free estimate. 524-0088.
ISLAND HOME REPAIRS: Carpentry, drywall hang-
ing, texturing, electric plumbing, painting. No job to
small! Ceiling fans, screen repairs. Low prices. Call
BAYFRONT COTTAGES with docks available now.
Beautiful views, breezy, quiet area. No pets, nonsmok-
ing. Priced from $800month, $450/week, $85/night.
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-
ANNUAL RENTALS: Half duplex, 2BR/2BA, new ce-
ramic floors, $750; 2BR/1 BA, stackable washer/dryer
hookup. $725; New tile floors, stove, refrigerator, 1BRI
1 BA, $650. Dolores M. Baker Realty, 778-7500.
NORTH SHORE DRIVE beachfront. Four spacious
3BR/2BA homes with all conveniences. Summer
rate, $1,200/week. Please call 778-2541 and leave
message or call (813) 752-4235. E-mail:
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-
ANNUAL RENTALS: Brand new beautiful 3BR/
2BA home, two-car garage, minutes to beach,
$1,400/month. Also available 2BR/2BA apart-
ment, short block to beach, $750/month. Both
units, no pets and nonsmoking. Call Fran Maxon
Real Estate, 778-2307 for details.
PERICO ISLAND Brand new 3BR/2BA, two-car
garage. Maintenance-free home. Lakefront, all ap-
pliances, amenities, clubhouse and pool. Annual
lease. $1,550/month-$1,450/month. Call 798-3885.
SPACIOUS WATERFRONT, upper, sundeck, dock.
Panoramic view, furnished, Key West-style. 2BR/
2BA, washer/dryer. Pet considered. 794-5980.
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
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.
TURNKEY FURNISHED 2BR/2BA condo with ga-
rage. Perico Bay Club, seasonal or annual. Gated
community, pool/spa. Call 761-3788.
HOLMES BEACH Clean 2BR home with Gulf views.
50 yards to beach. Annual rental, no pets, nonsmok-
ing, good credit. $975/month. 3103-A Avenue F. Call
RENTALS RENT fast when you advertise in The VACATION RENTAL Charming 1BR/1BA, fully fur-
Islander. nished, across from white sandy beach. Call (941)
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Residential-Commercial Interior & Exterior
Serving the Islands since 1969. 778-55'" After 5 Call
Licensed and Insured 778-5594 778-3468
-* Custom Painting
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Licensed & Insured
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Beautiful floors and walls for every room.
UCENSED & INSURED 953753
S^Gulf Coast Errand Runners, LLC
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LONGBOAT KEY Annual, unfurnished, 1BR/1BA,
$600/month, includes water. Furnished efficiency
available now, $585/month, includes water, bayside,
beach access, shopping, restaurants, quiet area,
first, last. $250 security.. No pets. Call 387-9252.
ANNUAL RENTALS: 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach,
2BR/1.5BA cottage, furnished, $900/month; Longboat
Key 2BR/2BA condo, waterview, $1,700/month; 208
64th St., 2BR/2BA duplex, garage, $1,150/month. Call
SunCoast Real Estate, 779-0202.
LONGBOAT KEY furnished 2BR/2BA. Annual lease.
Pool, beach access. Call 383-3151.
SEASONAL RENTAL: Holmes Beach canalfront,
2BR/2BA, completely furnished, newly renovated,
two-car garage, laundry, dock, walk-in closets.
$2,200/month. Call (813) 684-3319.
CHECK US OUT AT www.islander.org !!!
SEASONAL RENTALS: Holmes Beach furnished
1BR/1BA or 2BR/2BA condos. Walk to beach,
washer/dryer, covered parking. From $1,000/month.
Call (407) 846-8741.
GULFFRONT AND BAYFRONT condos, 3BR/2BA
and 2BR/2BA. Great location, pool, tennis, special
owner discounts, weekly and seasonal. Call (901)
301-8299 or e-mail: email@example.com.
150 STEPS to Gulf. Seasonal, immaculate 2BR/2BA
ground-level home. Nonsmoking, no pets. Call (813)
961-6992, or e-mail: ghowcrof @tampabay.rr.com.
Kathy has been a sales con- .
sultant with Green Real Estate
since 1988.. Originally from
Peoria. III., Kathy moved to the
Island irn198& She's active in
St. Bernard Church, Anna Maria Elementary
School, A.M.1. Community Center and youth
sports programs. Kathy is particularly qualified in
helping families relocate to Anna Maria. Kathy
and her husband Ted have three children,
Lindsey, 18, Zack, 13, and Sage, 10. Stop in and
say "Hi" to Kathy.
OF ANNA MARIA
SALES RENTALS PROPERTY MGMT.
9906 Gulf Drive
Efficiency Bradenton Beach...................... $595
1BR cottage, Bradenton Beach................. $1,000
2BR duplex, Holmes Beach ...................... $1,200
1BR apartment, Holmes Beach ................... $650
2BR apartment, Holmes Beach ................. $1000
2-3BR canal homes, Holmes Beach ....$2,000-$2,200
Contact one of our rental agents for a
complete list of properties, 778-4800.
TWO BALCONIES FOR VIEWS OF THE
GULF AND BAYI 2BR/2BA Bay Watch condo.
Top floor unit has great views and brightness.
Complex has 16 well maintained units on the
bay with heated pool. $359,000. Call Dave
Vande Verde at 725-4800.
SMUGGLER'S LANDING: 3BR/3BA luxury townhouse
available for annual lease. Near pool and workout
room. 40-foot deep-water dock with boat slip. Near
Anna Maria Island. Just five minutes to Gulf beaches.
Call Jim LaRose, A Paradise Realty, 729-2381.
CONDO FOR RENT or sale. Turnkey Holmes
Beach, 2BR/2BA, two pools, tennis, one block to
beach. Principals only. Call 756-0132.
SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals.
1BR/1BA or 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk to beach,
shopping and restaurants. 778-3875.
VACATION GULFFRONT APARTMENTS Large
2BR tropical furnished interiors, porches, sundecks,
immaculate. Convenient, Anna Maria, no pets,
owner. Call 778-3143.
AVAILABLE NOW 2BR/2BA bayview condo near
Publix, public beach. Unfurnished, Old Florida Re-
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA. Nice duplex near Island. 4505
102nd St. W. $795/month. Call 383-6272 or e-mail:
VACATION & SEASONAL Private beach, some lo-
cations. Units are complete. Rates seasonally ad-
justed. $375-$775/week, $975-$2,275/month. (800)
977-0803 or 737-1121. www.abeachview.com.
RENTALS RENT fast advertised in The Islander.
Dedication and Experience
lYoun Can Count On ...
Experience the magic of Island
-,. j' living in this 2BR/2BA condo in
Holmes Beach. New appliances,
Corian counters, A/C, tile and
carpet. Enjoy the beach, heated pool,
spa and tennis. Turnkey furnished.
$ Priced to sell at $339,900
$649,900 MANATEE RIVER
Charming northwest Bradenton home set on a half-acre lot
with a spectacular view of the Manatee River and can be or
become a wonderful place to call home. The property is well
landscaped with tropical plantings that can be enjoyed from
every window. This home offers many expansion possibili-
ties. IB90545 .
See virtual tours and
all available MLS listings at
(941) 751-1155 (800) 778-8448
ISLAND'S BEST BEACH is steps away! This ISLAND STYLE TURNKEY FURNISHED
2BR/2BA remodeled house features new ce- ONLY $259KI 2BR/2BA Sunbow Bay condo
ramic tile throughout and a new kitchen with near beach. Complex has great amenities. El-
natural maple cabinets. Nestled in a quiet evator, heated pool and tennis courts.
neighborhood. Large yard, room for a pool. $259,000. Call Jane Grossman or Nicole
$407,000. Call Dennis Rauschl at 725-3934. Skaggs at 778-4800 or 795-5704.
WESTBAY POINT AND MOORINGS Up-
stairs 2BR/2BA end unit. Move right in. Par-
tial Bay and greenbelt view from glassed in
lanai. Perfetly maintained grounds. On-site
management and staff. $298,000. Call Dave
Jones and Dick Maher at 778-4800.
ACROSS FROM ANNA MARIA CITY PIER
This 2BR/1BA canal view unit with boat dock
is in The Bayou, the only condo complex in
Anna Maria City. Rare opportunity to live in
this upscale, quiet and desirable area. Call
Quentin Talbert at 778-4800 or 704-9680.
2BR/1 BA two blocks to beach. Newly remodeled,
tile throughout. Great neighborhood. Annual, $800/
month; seasonal $1,600/month. Call 778-3313 or
COMMERCIAL LEASE: Prime commercially zoned
space on Anna Maria Island located on a major artery.
Great visibility. Approximately 2,800 sq.ft. Attractive
building fronting on two streets. Excellent parking. For
information call owner/Realtor, 745-0959 or 794-8991.
AUGUST SPECIAL! Steps to beach, spacious, fully
furnished, 1BR apartment, Anna Maria Island, cable
television, washer/dryer, phone, only $425/week.
Call 778-1098 or 330-2411.
HOLMES BEACH CANALFRONT home, 2BR/
2BA, completely furnished, garage, laundry,
dock, many extras. $750/week, $2,000/month.
Call (813) 286-9814.
1 BR/1 BA FURNISHED Anna Maria apartment. An-
nual rental, $650/month, plus utilities. Call daytime
778-5622, or 704-1965.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED DUPLEX clean, 2BR/
2BA, half-block to Gulf, washer/dryer hook-up, large
enclosed porch, no pets. 5611 Guava, Holmes
Beach. $850/month. Call 778-9378.
ACCOMMODATIONS TO SHARE: Beautiful!
Bradenton Beach. Private courtyard, heated pool,
steps to beach. $450/month. Single person, sorry,
no pets. Call 779-9146 or 224-2031.
ANNA MARIA'S NORTH END
PRICE REDUCED on this beautifully maintained
home with direct deeded Gulf access. Located on
Anna Maria's northern end with pristine natural beach
50-ft. away! Open design provides over 2,000 sq.ft.
living area plus enclosed garage. Must'be seen inside,
to see the potential for your beach home. We call this
"almost" Gulffront! Call for appointment today. Nowv-
e A E \Sance .
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MARIE LIC. REAL ESTATE
FRANKLIN REALTY BROKER
"We ARE the Island."
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
941 778-2259 Fax 941 778-2250
Web site annamariareal.com
Real Estate, Inc.
$50,000 PRICE REDUCTION
ATTENTION TO DETAIL Is nai you Will finod in Ihis completely refur-
olsned Isiand residence with a European touch Travenrine floors. gran.
iti. skyiaghls. porches. mosaic-iled outdoor shower and much more
You must see inside ihis residence 1o appreciate all of its exquisile
amenities Price reduced to $549.900
CRS, GRI, Broker
310 Pine ABnue P.O. Box 1'2~9 Anna Man FL 34216
Office 779-0304 Fax 779-0308 rcl Fre 866-779-0304
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SEASONAL 2BR/2BA Island ranch, nicely furnished,
available October-December. Low rent. Call 383-
6272, or (859) 576-2451, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
BRADENTON BEACH ANNUAL rental. Beautiful
3BR/2BA home, private courtyard, heated pool,
steps to beach and Inracoastal, tiled floors, balco-
nies, great school dis'~ict. $1,500/month, pets OK.
Call 779-9146 or 224-2031.
ANNUAL RENTALS: 8 Palm Harbor Drive, Holmes
Beach, 3BR/3BA, $2,000/month; 1232 Spoonbill
Landings Circle, Bradenton, 3BR/2BA, $1,500/month;
8623 46th Ave. Cir. W., 3BR/2BA, Bradenton, $1,400/
month, 2BR/2BA condo, across from beach, $1,200/
month. T. Dolly Young Real Estate, 778-0807.
2402 AVENUE B, 1 BR/1 BA efficiency, steps to beach,
bay and park. For one person or couple in love. $500/
month, $250 deposit, water included, pet friendly. Call
ANNUAL FURNISHED APARTMENT 2BR/1BA in
Bradenton Beach, close to beach, fishing pier and
trolley. $190/week, $100 deposit. Dishwasher, mi-
crowave, no pets. Call 778-6232.
ADORABLE CANALFRONT newly renovated Anna
Maria home. 2BR/2BA, washer/dryer, garage. One
block to Gulf. $1,400/month. Six-month minimum. Call
SHORT STROLL to beach from Holmes Beach du-
plex, 2BR/1.5BA, washer/dryer hook-up. $825/month,
plus utilities. Owner pays lawn and trash. Call (773)
GULF WATCH: Gorgeous 2BR/2BA turnkey fur-
nished unit with Gulf views.$419,900. Weekly rent-
als OK. www.Latitude27Realty.net or 744-2727.
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DESIGNED FOR YOUR enjoyment. 3BR waterfront,
fantastic view from huge living/dining area, floor to
ceiling plateglass windows and 30-by-12-ft. screened
deck, fronting beach, bay and park just steps away
with Gulf beach in easy walking distance and free
trolley for shopping nearby. Unfurnished annual in
north Anna Maria. See for yourself. Call (941) 748-
5334 for details.
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. Will-
iams, C & C Real Estate, 744-0700.
NORTHWEST BRADENTON Hawthorn Park, 4BR/
3BA, pool and spa, outdoor kitchen, too many ameni-
ties to list. Model condition. $394,500. Owner/broker,
DUPLEX FOR SALE one-half recently renovated. En-
joy the tax benefits of a rental without the hassle.
$50,000-plus income per year. Call Tom at 726-1898.
2BR/2BA LAKEFRONT CONDO in Meadowcroft. All
updates, enclosed lanai. Contact Dan at 518-9303.
TOTALLY REMODELED elevated home. Holmes
Beach, deeded boat slip, private beach access.
2BR/2BA, vaulted greatroom. New kitchen, beau-
tiful! Must see. $354,000. For sale by owner. Call
HARBOUR LANDINGS: Lot for sale with boat slip
in exclusive gated waterfront community. Room for
40-foot boat, easy access to Intracoastal. Offered
at $259,900. Piroska Planck 730-9667, or Susan
Hollywood 726-6125. E-mail:
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PRIME LOCATION near Cortez and Anna Maria
Island. Large lot, screened lanai, Jacuzzi, garage,
2BR/2BA, beautiful trees. For sale by owner at
$169,000. For this valuable property, call
ANNA MARIA WATERFRONT
ESTATE ON TWO LOTS desirable north end, beauti-
fully remodeled 3BR/3BA home with 251 -feet. of canal
frontage offers easy access to Gulf and Tampa Bay.
Caged 35-foot pool with spa, new dock and a private
butterfly garden with tropical waterfall, goldfish pond
and meandering brick walkways. Privacy abounds in
this unique ground-level Island property just steps from
Anna Maria's most pristine beaches. Anna Maria's best
waterfront buy! $975,000. 778-0171.
BAYFRONT CONDO Terra Ceia Golf and Tennis
Club, 2BR/2BA, gated community, gorgeous views of
Sunshine Skyway Bridge. Heated pool. $235,000.
Call 722-4800 evenings.
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, Aug. 24, lpm-4pm, 520
56th St., Holmes Beach. Unique canalfront, spa-
cious deck and dock with boat lift, 3BR/3BA, den,
upper master with bonus room. Asking $775,000.
LONGBOAT KEY Village home. 3BR/1BA free-
standing. Large two-car garage. Updated, new roof
and air conditioning. $409,000. Real Estate Mart,
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30 Renaissance artist Guido
31 Wide-mouthed comic
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55 Hollywood display
57 Spiraling part
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60 Songs for one
61 British poet laureate Tate
62 Cut corners
64 Fishy idea?
71 Artificial, after "in"
72 Morales in movies
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77 Word with big or blue
79 Sticks in pits
81 What a brass band has?
86 Factor in protein
87 Twix candy maker
88 Barre room bend
89 When the prisoners will
93 Moving targets?
95 St. Louis sked abbr.
96 "The Simpsons"
97 Sob syllable
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101 Bust, of a sort
112 Part of a black suit
113 Like the music in
"Turkey in the Straw"
114 Flute competition, e.g.?
116 Popular modern
117 Ordered group of
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118 Driving areas
119 Choral group
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7 Capital of Minorca
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74 Wife in "Finnegans
75 Author Dinesen
76 Tach readings, for
77 _-Town (Midwest
78 Furrow maker
79 Having two equal
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82 Unstop, poetically
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90 To a small degree
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102 New kitties?
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JEWFISH KEY ISLAND Custom el-
evated 2BR/3BA with a special ambi-
ance. Secluded, private with views of
Sarasota Bay. Great room, 22-by-18-ft.,
dining room, game room, boat dock.
Anne Miller, 778-2246. #88820.
KEY ROYALE GEM Floor plan designed
for entertaining Lead glass front door,
tiled living/dining room, family room with
sliders to the large lanai, with wetbar and
Jacuzzi. Becky Smith or Elfi Starrett,
778-2246. #93435. $539,500.
ANNA MARIA BAYFRONT Full bay
view from this updated 3BR/3BA home.
Beautiful landscaping and private set-
ting. Boat dock with davits. Short dis-
tance to beach. Deni Dillon, 383-5577.
SAILBOAT WATER This 3BR plus of-
fice home is close to the beach. Cedar
ceiling in family room, spa in caged
lanai, fireplace and room for a pool.
Becky Smith or Elfi Starrett, 778-2246.
UNIQUE WATERFRONT DUPLEX 3BR/
3BA has 2, 400 sq.ft. +/- with bay views.
2BR/3BA has 1,700 sq.ft. +/- with partial
Gulf views. Each has private two-car ga-
rage. Short distance to the beach. Dave
Moynihan, 778-2246. #91438. $795,000.
BAYFRONT DUPLEX Wonderful
bayviews from this updated elevated du-
plex with a city park between the building
and bay. Both units 2BR/1.5BA, could
convert to single family. Dave Moynihan,
778-2246. #94771. $479,000.
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.
HISTORIC CORTEZ VILLAGE
2BR/2BA + den. Great home, won-
derful location! Close to the fishing
..'i''l '' "'1 docks, with many other local attrac-
*, -.. tions. Available for the summer.
2BR/2BA Duplex in Holmes Beach. Close to ev-
2BR/1BA duplex in Holmes Beach. Great loca-
1BR/1BA condo in Bradenton Beach. 55+ com-