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Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992) ( September 17, 2003 )

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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
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Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: September 17, 2003

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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: September 17, 2003

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

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Holding Location: University of Florida
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Skimming the news ... Island Dolphins win first victory in shutout, page 18.


Anna Maria



Island der rememberedinside.


"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"

ANNA MARIA,

HOLMES BEACH

ELECTIONS SET

Four for three in Holmes Beach
Holmes Beach political newcomer Pat Morton of
5608 Gulf Drive will join incumbents Pat Geyer, Rich
Bohnenberger and Don Maloney in the November city
election, vying for one of the three vacant seats on the
city commission.
Morton, the previously "unknown" candidate, filed
his election papers at city hall Monday.
"If you want to make a change, you have to get
involved," said Morton of his candidacy. "Sometimes,
we have the same old thing."
He is currently the resident manager of the Sun
Plaza condominiums and has been a Holmes Beach" .'
resident for 10 years. .
Carolyn Cordella had picked up an election packet, i- .'
but did not return it by the noon qualifying deadline ..-.
Sept. 16. -
The four candidates will each be profiled in an
upcoming issue of The Islander, and the newspaper
will hold a public forum for the candidates prior to the ..%-
Nov. 4 election.
The two-year terms of office afford commission- -' "
ers an annual salary of $4,800.
Residents of Holmes Beach have until Oct. 6 to i- ---
register to vote in the city election. Registration and Shark in
absentee ballot information are available at city hall, Beachgoers
The Islander newspaper office, 5404 Marina Drive, sharks along
Holmes Beach, or online at www.votemanatee.com.g the
during the w,
occurrence. ,
Webb out, five in for Anna Maria Center tfo Si
Anna Maria City Commissioner Chuck Webb has tory said The
decided against seeking a second term, citing his grow- blacktip shai
ing legal practice on the Island. about to mig
Webb had previously been undecided about seek- dangerous tc
ing a second term on the commission. coast, they fe
With Webb out of the running, five candidates swimmers am,
have qualified for the three two-year terms on the corn- avoiding swi
mission to be contested Nov. 4. 9 a.m. Islan,
City Commissioner John Quam is seeking re-elec-
tion, while political newcomers Carol Ann Magill and
Randall Stover will also be on the ballot. M a
They will be joined by Jeff Smith, who was de-
feated for a commission seat in the February 2003 com-
mission election, and Dale Woodland, who made an u n
unsuccessful bid for a commission seat several years u
ago.
Anna Maria commissioners are paid an annual sal-
ary of $4,800. I


Volume 11, No. 45 SEPT. 17, 2003 FREE


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and boaters reported large numbers of
the beaches of Anna Maria Island
weekend past a sonewhiat unusual
Robert E. Hueter, Ph.D., director of the
hark Research at Mote Marine Labora-
Islander's photos are oJ "beautifid
rks. Classic." He said they are adults
rate south and, typically, they 're not
Sswinmmers on our coast; on the east
eed in the surf and sometimes bite
mongst schools of prey fish. He advised
mining between the hours of 5 p.m. and
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iy Islanders


prepared for


hurricane


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
More than 40 percent of all Floridians have never
been through a hurricane, Holmes Beach City Commis-
sioner Don Maloney told those attending the Island
Emergency Operations Center at the Sept. 10 meeting
and many Islanders are no exception.
"I'm worried that no one knows what to do," he said
While the three Island cities and Longboat Key have
excellent emergency plans for city staff and elected offi-
cials, few Islanders even know where to go or what to do
in a hurricane or evacuation, Maloney contended.
But past efforts to educate Islanders about eimergenc)
situations have been dismal, according to Lt. John Cosby
of the Bradenton Beach Police Department.
A few years ago, only a handful of people turned
out for a public meeting on emergency preparedness


PLEASE SEE HURRICANE, PAGE 3


Renourished


beach


disappearing

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Some areas of Anna Maria Island's recently
renourished beach are disappearing faster than marine
experts predicted, and in at least three locations, there's
less than a 60-foot width at high tide.
The beach area between the Gulf Drive Cafe and the
Beach House Restaurant in Bradenton Beach has only
about 20 feet of beach left at high tide, and a 3-foot-high
escarpment has developed in front of the Beach House,
further restricting the amount of usable beach.
Other areas where the beach has been reduced to 60
feet or less are at 31 st Street in Holmes Beach and, ironi-
cally, in front of the Sandbar restaurant in Anna Maria.
Both the Sandbar and Beach House are owned by
Ed Chiles.
Proponents of the beach renourishment project,
including marine engineer Rick Spadoni of Coastal
Planning and Engineering in Boca Raton, had predicted
the renourished areas would have between 100 and 125
feet of beach following normal wave action. The
renourishment project added about 200 more feet of
beach along the Island in the renourished areas when
it was completed in May 2002.
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch Director Suzi Fox
has been walking the beach for more than a decade and
began to notice a loss of beach at the Sandbar and Beach
House in April 2003 when turtle-nesting season began.
"There's something different going on with the
beach in those locations that I've never seen before,"
she said. "Even the other volunteers have noticed the
beach loss."
While many locations along the beach add or, re-
duce sand according to waves and currents, those loca-
tions have continually lost sand since Turtle Watch
volunteers began walking the beach daily in search of
turtle nests.
"We've been watching the sand disappear for the
past few months. Soon, you'll be seeing the rocks
again," Fox predicted. "I've seen beaches come and go,
but these areas don't seem to be coming back.
"And we really haven't been hit with any serious
storms since renourishment."
Fox said in her view, the beach was not sloped
properly in the affected areas when it was renourished.
"Nothing like this happened after the 1992
renourishment project," she claimed.
Some areas of the beach, however, seem to have
gained sand, Fox noted.
PLEASE SEE BEACH, NEXT PAGE


'Out of Time' in time
MGM has begun national television adver-
tising for the Oct. 3 release of the movie "Out
of Time" that was partially filmed in Cortez last
summer.
"Out of Time" stars Academy award-win-
ning actor Denzel Washington as a small-
town Florida sheriff who is accused of evi-
dence-tampering and corruption and fights to
clear his name.
The majority of the film was shot in Boca
Grande.
The film is expected to be released in the
Bradenton-Sarasota area the weekend of Oct.
3-4.


Sept. 30 terrorist

training day on Island
The IEOC will hold a training exercise
Sept. 30 around the Longboat Pass Bridge,
based upon a possible terrorist event.
Island and Longboat Key residents are
urged to remember this is only a training exer-
cise and not be alarmed by the presence of po-
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Getting close
Along the beach between the Beach House Restaurant and Gulf Drive Cafe, only
about 20 feet of beach remains at high tide, and a 3-foot-high escarpment about
10 feet from the rocks has emerged. This is a picture taken at high tide last week
looking south with the Beach House on the left. Islander Photos: Rick Catlin


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High tide and low beach
This photograph taken at high tide at the Sandbar restaurant in Anna Maria last
week shows only about 50 feet of beach between the restaurant and the water line.


Beach is sliding away from Island
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

The beach area north of the Sandbar restaurant,
which was not renourished, seems to have increased, as
has the beach north of the Gulf Drive Cafe and south
of the Beach House.
"It's very unusual," Fox said. "There just seems to
be something wrong."
No, there's nothing wrong, said Spadoni. His com-
pany handled the marine engineering aspects of the
beach renourishment for Manatee County and is under
contract to continue monitoring the beach.
"That's how some sections of the beach will act,"
he said.
"Most likely, there is a sandbar offshore from
those two locations that is causing the movement.
We should see the sand secrete back onto the beach
this fall," Spadoni claimed. He said the beach areas
north and south of the Beach House restaurant area
are doing "quite well" and have a large amount of


sand.
He also noted that the Beach House is built closer
to the water than other nearby structures.
"I'm really not concerned. This was expected in
some areas," said Spadoni. "The last beach survey done
a few months ago showed the beach was performing as
expected."
But if Manatee County officials believe there is a
problem, Spadoni and company will look for a short-
or- long-term solution.
"We've not been contacted by Manatee County for
any immediate inspection," he said, and the next sched-
uled beach inspection by Coastal Engineering is not
until summer 2004.
Manatee County Ecosystems Manager Charlie
Hunsicker said he's aware of the two locations on the
beach, but the loss of sand is "-not cause for concern at
this time. We just have to continue to monitor the situ-
ation.
"While it appears significant, it's nothing we didn't
expect in some locations. If it continues to worsen to
the point of extreme concern, we'll take action on it


right away," he said.
He noted that except for a few areas, the remain-
der of the renourished beach still has plenty of sand, in
some cases much more than 100 feet between the
water's edge and the vegetation line.
Chiles said he was glad to see officials are aware
of the beach loss.
"We did lose a lot of beach after the last storm, but
we're hoping it ebbs and flows, and I believe it will
come back. We're still better off than before beach
renourishment when the water was up against the
rocks," he said.
The 2002 beach renourishment cost about $9.8
million and was paid for with county, state, and federal
funds.
The county portion of the project came from the 3
percent tax on rental accommodations collected by the
Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau to
promote tourism.
Great Lakes Dock and Dredge Co. from Chicago
did the 2002 renourishment, the same company em-
ployed in 1992-93 for Island beach renourishment.


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THE ISLANDER M SEPT. 17, 2003 0 PAGE 3


Verdict in on AME's

'community donated'

playground equipment
By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
The verdict is in on whether some of Anna Maria '
Elementary School's playground equipment pur-
chased by the community and removed over the sum-
mer by the school district contains chromium-cop- ..
per arsenate. The answer is, "yes."
Following a public meeting in August where Island
resident Bob Barlow stated the equipment purchased r
by the community from Kompan in 1999 was not pres- h
sure-treated with CCA, Larry Roemer, Manatee _
County School District construction services project
director, had the equipment tested by an independent
company.
HSA Engineers and Scientists of Ft. Myers was
contracted to test the disassembled jungle gym, bridge
and planks from the teeter-totters.
The final report from HAS states that both the
wood from the jungle gym and bridge contain high lev-
els of CCA.
CCA has been used to pressure treat lumber for
decks, playground equipment, fences, gazebos, boat Tee
docks and more since the 1940s. New studies suggest Ki
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long-term exposure to traces of arsenic in the residue
at A
of treated wood may lead to bladder and lung cancer.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is in
the process of finishing its study on the risk CCA may
pose to children and announced a voluntary decision by CC.
manufacturers to discontinue treating wood for con-
sumer use with arsenic compounds by Dec. 31, 2003. these


peter tots
dergartners from Maureen Loveland's class enjoy their recess using the reinstalled playground equipment
Anna Maria Elementary School. The equipment had been removed during the summer to make way for
ool construction. Islander Photo: Diana Bogan


Beginning in January 2004, the EPA will not allow
A products for any residential uses.
AME students have temporary play equipment at
school to use, including new swing sets and a jungle


gym on the secondary playground.
Plans for AME's permanent playground will be
based on designs with equipment made from metal and


Bradenton Beach qualifying ends Friday; mayor, three commission seats up


The clock is winding down for qualifying for
mayor and city commission seats in Bradenton Beach.
Candidates have until noon Friday, Sept. 19, to run
for public office for Wards 1, 2, 3, and mayor.
The field of candidates who have indicated a will-
ingness to run or who have requested packets to seek
office include:
For mayor, incumbent John Chappie, Vice Mayor
Bill Arnold, and Commissioner Dawn Baker.
Arnold's seat on the commission will have expired


with this term and Baker has resigned her seat with one
year remaining in her term in order to run for mayor.
For Ward 1, Rick Bisio and John Shaughnessy.
For Ward 2, Lisa Marie Phillips.
For Ward 3, incumbent Commissioner Scott Barr
and Peter Barreda.
Bradenton Beach candidates have to live within
one of the city's wards to qualify for its representation,
although all candidates are elected citywide.
Besides a number of forms, signatures of voters in


If Hurricane Isabel, pictured here in the mid-Atlantic Sept. 10, were to hit the Island, would we be ready?


Hurricane readiness questioned
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
so future events were canceled, he said.
"We had more people speaking than showed up,"
Cosby said.
Why not follow Longboat Key's lead? asked
Maloney.
Longboat Key Fire Chief Julius Halas said his
town's fire department got the Longboat Key Chamber
of Commerce behind a public meeting this year on in-
dividual emergency preparedness, essentially turning
it into an "event."
The Longboat Key chamber obtained sponsors and


space at a hotel, provided free snacks and drinks, had
door prizes and drawings and made it a party, he said.
"We had a problem with turnout before that,"
Halas noted, "but once we made it a happening, we had
125 people show up and had to turn away people."
"That's what we need on the Island," said
Maloney, who volunteered to coordinate the effort with
the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce.
"Bribing people to come is better than them not
coming at all," he said.
The IEOC also discussed obtaining an emergency
radio station for the four coastal communities and Dottie
Poindexter of Bradenton Beach _'_t-deC-ld the WMFR
look into any available grants for such a project.


the city and financial disclosure forms, candidates must
pay a $48 qualifying fee for commission, $96 for the
mayoral seat.
City commissioners earn $4,800 annually, while
the mayor garners $9,600 a year. Terms for mayor and
Wards 1 and 3 are for two years; term for Ward 2 is for
one year.



Meetings

Anna Maria City
Sept. 18, 7 p.m., parking meeting.
Sept. 22, 7 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting.
Sept. 24, 6:45 p.m., Environmental Education and En-
hancement Committee meeting.
Sept. 25, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
Sept. 18, I p.m., city commission meeting.
Sept. 19, noon, candidate qualifying ends.
Sept. 23, 1 p.m., scenic highway committee meeting.
Sept. 25, 4 p.m., board of adjustment meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
Sept. 23, 6 p.m., city commission meeting with worlt
session to immediately follow.
Sept. 24, 5 p.m., parks and beautification committee
meeting.
Sept. 25, 10 a.m., code enforcement board meeting -
CANCELED.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Of Interest
Sept. 17, 3 p.m., Coalition of Barrier Island Electec
Officials meeting, Longboat Key Town Hall, 501 Bam
Isles Road, Longboat Key.
Sept. 18, 6 p.m., West Manatee Fire & Rescue Distric
Commission meeting, 6001 Marina Drive, Holme:
Beach. Agenda: Appeals to the 2004 fire assessment:
and public comments on placing property tax assess
ments on the ballot for next year.
Sept. 22, 9:30 a.m., Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitai
Planning Organization meeting, Sudakoff Hall, USF
New College campus, Sarasota.


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PAGE 4 E SEPT. 17, 2003 T THE ISLANDER


Commission rift over Anna Maria building official


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The rift between Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn and
City Commissioners Linda Cramer and Duke Miller
over the soon-to-be-hired building official's job de-
scription became apparent at the city commission's
Sept. 11 workshop.
Both Cramer and Miller want the new building
official to also be the code enforcement officer and
demanded that duty be included in the job description
when the top four candidates for the job are interviewed
this week.
SueLynn, however, held out for giving the build-
ing official responsibility for code enforcement, but
retaining a part-time code enforcement officer until the
new building official can determine if he needs assis-
tance or not.
Based upon the fact that Holmes Beach building
officials were only doing about 55 hours per month for
the city, Miller was adamant that "there's no reason for
a building official and a code enforcement officer."
Miller said he wasn't picking on anyone, just try-
ing to be fiscally prudent.
The city was forced to add a building official po-
sition at a maximum salary of $50,000 annually, plus
benefits, in its 2003-04 budget when the Holmes Beach
City Commission decided two months ago to opt out
of a proposed interlocal agreement with Anna Maria to
provide services for the city. That agreement would
only have cost Anna Maria about $18,000 a year,
Miller noted.
Cramer agreed with Miller that the building
official's job description should include duties as the
code enforcement officer and wanted to eliminate the
$24,000 in the proposed budget for a part-time code
enforcement officer/administrative assistant.
She said she was the only commissioner who was
never in favor of utilizing Holmes Beach for building
official services.
Other commissioners, however, sided with the
mayor, at least until the new building official "gets his
feet wet," said Commission Chairperson John Quam.
Commissioner Chuck Webb said the new building
official will have a lot of responsibility with the land
development and comprehensive plan review expected
to take two years, in addition to bringing city codes up
to "modern standards."
"Right now is not the time to make a change. Later
on, when he has a feel for the office, we can make a
change," Webb said.
Commissioner Tom Aposporos offered a compro-
mise view, saying both sides had points he could agree
with.
He supported the idea that code enforcement re-
sponsibility should be with one person, but questioned
if now is the right time to add those duties to a just-
hired building official.
"I'd like to see the new official have the opportu-
nity to develop the office first," Aposporos said.
He was also concerned that the commission was
trying to "manage the mayor's office too much" by
changing job descriptions and adding duties.


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"Let's see how this works out first," lie argued.
"We don't know enough yet" about how much work
the building official will have and if code enforcement
is an expanding duty.
Quam agreed and said the use of a part-time code
enforcement officer and/or administrative assistant
should be at the discretion of the mayor and building
official.
Miller noted, however, that the commission sets
policy and approves the budget anld hle was still not
convinced the city needed to spend $24,000 for a part-
time code enforcement officer when it's hiring a build-
ing ofl'icial for $ t50,000 a ear.
However, he did agree to a "wait and see" attitude
on the use of a part-time code enforcement officer as
long as the building official's job description includes
that he will have code enforcement responsibility and
may eventually be the code enforcement officer if the
commission makes that decision. He said he wants the
commission to revisit the issue in four to six months
after the new building official is hired.
So noted, said Quam, and Aposporos and Webb
agreed, but Cramer still maintained she "didn't get" the
need for a part-time code enforcement officer, now or
in the future.
The mayor said building official candidates will be
informed during the interview process that duties will
include code enforcement responsibility and possibly
that of the code enforcement officer.

Wine sales
Commissioners also agreed to establish a new or-
dinance allowing the take-out sale of bottled wines af-
ter learning from City Attorney Jim Dye the current
ordinance prohibits the take-out sale of wine. State law
allows the take-out sale of beer, he said.
The owners of the 307 Pine Store had asked the
city several months ago to be allowed to sell bottled
wines and the commission had sent the matter to the
planning and zoning board, but that body has not yet
dealt with the issue.
The commission consensus was to get a recom-
mendation from planning and zoning and have Dye
begin writing a new ordinance.
Dye said the new ordinance should also mention
wine coolers because technically, those are not covered
by the current state law on take-out sales of beer.

Wireless ordinance
Commissioners scheduled a special meeting Sept.
16 following the budget hearing to discuss changes to
the city's proposed wireless communications facilities
ordinance.
The commission needs to approve those changes.
forward them to its wireless communications consult-
ant Ted Kreines for review, get them back from
Kreines, then hold the second public hearing on the
ordinance and adopt it as soon as possible, Quam said,
preferably within the next two to three weeks.


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Waste Management
Waste Management Inc. provided a video on auto-
mated pickup service for Anna Maria that would uti-
lize the latest, high-tech garbage trucks that require
only one person to operate.
The service, however, is not as cheap as the current
rates, and Rose Quinn of WMI said if the city wants to
discuss implementing the system, she would have to do
some cost studies and come back to the commission.
"It's not cost prohibitive," Quinn claimed, if the
city extends its current franchise agreement with WMI
allowing her to amortize the cost of the vehicle and
personnel over a longer period.
Rear-door pickup could still continue under the
new system, Quinn said.
"This is the wave of the future," she claimed.
Within 10 years, the current style of garbage trucks and
service will be replaced in most major locations with
the new technology.
SueLynn said it appears the new system is more
efficient and commissioners agreed to discuss the issue
again at a future meeting.

Overpayment to past elected officials
The mayor reported that former Mayor Gary
Deffenbaugh has repaid $620 of the $800 that city au-
ditors claim he was overpaid during his tenure as
mayor.
Deffenbaugh has said that according to his ac-
counting, he does not owe the balance of $180.
Ex-City Commissioner Doug Wolfe has not re-
sponded to city letters asking for a return of the $400
he was allegedly overpaid while former City Commis-
sioners Tom Skoloda, Jay Hill and Bob Barlow have all
repaid their overpayments, she said.
Aposporos said it's time to send a certified letter to
Deffenbaugh and Wolfe giving them 30 days to pay the
amount or respond with their reasons for rejecting the
city's request. The commission could then decide the
next step if those requests are rejected, he said.
Cramer, however, differed. She didn't think it was
worth the city's effort.
"It's the city's mistake and I just think we're
beating the drums" on this issue, she said. "I would
rather return all the money than be in an awkward
situation."
Not so, said Webb. "Elected officials have a fidu-
ciary duty. The question is: Is it worth the principle? I
think it is."
The other commissioners agreed and the mayor
will send certified letters to Wolfe and Deffenbaugh
and report back to the commission on any response.

Public comment
Long-time commission critic Rick DeFrank re-
turned to city commission meetings after a near-two-
month hiatus to blast the selection process for the build-
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He claimed that Florida's Sunshine Law was vio-
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City considers


gazebo for


butterfly garden
The Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park located
immediately south of Holmes Beach City Hall may
soon have a gazebo to attract and accommodate cu-
rious children.
Nancy Ambrose of the North American Butter-
fly Association-Manasota Chapter asked the city
commission to consider the proposed plans at an up-
coming meeting even though the building depart-
ment has approved the site plan.
Ambrose said the gazebo is for educational pur-
poses. not social functions such as weddings, and
will have seating around the perimeter as well as
down the center to facilitate talking to groups of
children.
The gazebo would be placed near the Holmes
Beach Police Department garage and will be on
"stilts" over the existing stormwater-retention pond,
which Ambrose said is currently an eyesore in the
park.
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore is in fa-
vor of the project, but thought it should have the full
commission's blessing.
Commission Chairman Rich Bohnenberger
questioned whether the gazebo site plan fell under
the city's new policy that requires the commission to
review site plans at a quasi-judicial public hearing.
Although some site plans may be handled ad-
ministratively, City Attorney Patricia Petruff con-
firmed that the gazebo falls under the city's new
policy and must receive the commission's approval.
Whitmore also said that the city is not giving up
or leasing any rights to its land by allowing the but-
terfly association to build a gazebo.
Ambrose said that she has $5,000 in "seed
money" toward the gazebo project but plans to ap-
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building costs. So far, she said she has received one
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O1inion1

Weather watchers
Deep sigh of relief. Hurricane Isabel, termed "awe-
some," "textbook," and "just plain scary," with an eye
45 miles wide, gusts up to 190 mph and churning with
doubtful direction in the Atlantic Ocean until Sunday,
will pass north of Florida.
Unfortunately, its present path takes it to territory
in North Carolina and Virginia where plenty of Island-
ers have family, friends, even summer homes.
For several days it made for a frightful sight on TV
weather broadcasts, although it has now slowed, the
eye is reduced and the wind speed is down. It's still,
however, a big, big storm if you're anywhere near its
swath on the east coast.
A few years ago, Tropical Storm Harvey was
churning around in the Gulf, with an expected landfall
north of us near Cedar Key. Computer models almost
all agreed the storm would hit there, with the excep-
tion of a "rogue" model that suggested Harvey would
do a 180-degree turn toward the Florida Keys.
Uncannily, NOGAPS was right, and the storm hit
near Flamingo. We pay attention to NOGAPS as a re-
sult of that prediction. Check it out at nhc.noaa.gov.
Don't forget to check your "hurricane kit" for all
the necessities as "the season" continues until Nov. 30,
because that's too long to delay.

History-making election
For the first time in our collective recollection
since the Island cities were incorporated in the 1950s
and began holding elections, all three cities will have
elections on the same day.
In the past, Bradenton Beach held city elections in
December, Anna Maria elected its officials in Febru-
ary, and Holmes Beach trailed at the polls in March.
All three cities have now aligned election dates
with "general elections" in November and all will be
on the same date Nov. 4 this year.
While we can't pretend to know what the founding
fathers had in mind, we can postulate and summize that
they sought, as in so many other things, diversity. They
very likely intended to distinguish each city's election
by keeping the "election month" distinct, although se-
quential.
We've either entered an era of election efficiency,
or the blender.
With five names in the running in Anna Maria,
eight names (and counting) on the Bradenton Beach
ballot and four in Holmes Beach, we're wondering how
voters will keep them all straight.
Who's on first? Don't know? He's on third.



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Back to the mess
Regarding the volunteer-manned recycling cen-
ter in Bradenton Beach, it did not die due to lack of
volunteers. It was killed when returning volunteers
were told that their services "will no longer be
needed."
In addition, it was killed by certain city commis-
sioners in 1999 and 2000 who continually complained
about the 15 minutes each morning and afternoon that
it took one public works employee to open and close
the center, mainly just to take down and put back the
ladder to the aluminum truck.
Now we have several public works employees
opening, closing, cleaning and collecting at the center,
which is back to the mess it was when it was un-
manned. Four years ago this expenditure of man-hours
was not allowed.
It was during the success of the volunteer-manned
center, and the curbside studies done by then Mayor
Gail Cole, that the current recycling plans were germi-
nated, and I am tremendously gratified to finally see
those plans come to fruition. It's been a long, hard
battle but finally the citizens got something they
wanted.
Dawn Baker, City Commissioner, Bradenton
Beach


Reporting a crime
We'd like to report a crime. Tax folks just ad-
vised us of a potential 20.6-percent increase in our
residential tax bill. This crime falls somewhere be-
tween outright theft and highway robbery.
The "proposed" budget change (not simply value
assessment) amounts to an increase of $650.19. Our
appeal to "taxing authorities": Please reconsider a
"no change" budget and save us $650.19.
Since construction in 1989 to 2003, we have ex-
perienced an increase of 234 percent; that amounts
to an average annual increase of 16.71 per year.


We are confident that we are not the only ones
that find this both painful and inherently wrong. We
fear that these continuing tax increases will precipi-
tate unwanted and unnecessary changes to Anna
Maria Island.
Bill and Mary Jane Hahn, Holmnes Beach

A bit much
I agree with the recent letter writers Smith and
Figurski that a 34 percent property tax increase in one
year is a bit much. My wife and I purchased a retire-
ment home n Anna Maria before we retired in order to
beat the expected price increases.
The plan worked almost too well I now have to
have my retired teacher's pension check sent directly
to the tax collector each month. I think I'll be able to
handle it for either one or two years, depending on how
soon I can convince someone to "cap" the annual in-
crease at some reasonable figure like 32 percent.
Glen Christy, Circleville, Ohio

Cellular manners
Gee, remember the days when one could be any-
where on the Island without the annoyance of cell
phones?
Just how important can these calls be? Do you
actually suppose that person dining next to you at the
Sandbar talking in a very loud voice is someone im-
portant? No, he's just another "wannabe somebody"
without manners.
How come we managed to coexist so nicely for
so many years without them?
Don't get me wrong. I have a cell phone. I just
don't use it out in public. I fail to see the need of
strangers' invading other people's space and insinu-
ating themselves and their bad habits on others.
This is still a paradise Island, isn't it? Let's
check the cell phones at the causeway.
Carol Wallace, Bradenton Beach


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THE ISLANDER M SEPT. 17, 2003 M PAGE 7


Sby Rick Catlin

College French helped
New Jersey man fool the Russkis
Marty Higgins is as Irish as they come, but attend-
ing St. Peter's College in Jersey City, N.J., he had to
take a foreign language, so he studied French.
Those two years of French were to come in pretty
handy at the close of World War II.
But Marty's story actually begins in 1939, when he
graduated from college and joined the 101st Cavalry
National Guard unit stationed in Brooklyn.
"We all knew a war was coming and I wanted to
be ready," said Marty. The cavalry at that time was still
horse-mounted, although the Army had announced it
would be mechanized as soon as possible.
Marty went to Officer Candidate School at Ft.
Riley, Kans., but when he graduated in 1942, he wasn't
sent back to the 101st, but was assigned to the 10th
Cavalry Regiment at Ft. Riley, at that time an all-black
unit.
The 10th Cavalry ended up in North Africa in 1943
just as that campaign was ending.
When he learned the 10th was to become a support
unit, Higgins volunteered for infantry duty.
"I wasn't looking to be a hero, I just wanted to see
action and spending the war in the rear echelon was not
my idea of service."
Marty got his wish and he was assigned to the
141st Regiment of the 36th Infantry Division that in-
vaded southern France on Aug. 15, 1944.
That same regiment produced Audie Murphy,
American's most decorated soldier in WWII.
Higgins didn't know Murphy, but he saw plenty of
action on his own.
In late October in the Vosges Mountains, his bat-
talion was surrounded by the Germans. Rather than
surrender, they fought a fierce battle with the enemy for


seven days until the 142nd Regiment composed of
Japanese-American soldiers broke through to relieve
them.
After 119 days of continuous fighting, however,
Higgins, now a company commander, along with some
of his men, were captured by the Germans on Dec. 10,
1944.
"We were sent to a prisoner of war camp in Po-
land," said Marty, "but on the way, we stopped in Ger-
many where we were interviewed by Heinrich
Himmler. It was very surprising to us and we wondered
what was up."
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man with overall responsibility for the Nazi extermi-


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Great Generations
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 7
were going to march somewhere, but we made other
plans."
Borrowing a page from another POW, Steve Souris
(The Islander, Aug. 20), Higgins and five of his men
donned British Army uniforms, French berets and
sneaked over to the French Army compound.
"I spoke enough French to get by," said Marty,
"and the Russians never suspected anything."
Released by the Russians at the Elbe River, the
political dividing line between the Soviet and Allied
fronts, Higgins and his men returned to American
forces as the war officially ended a return to combat for
Higgins.
That was fine with him.
"I saw plenty of action, enough action for a life-
time," said Marty. "So, I guess I got my wish when I
left the 10th Cavalry."
Higgins was awarded the Silver Star, two Bronze
Stars, the Purple Heart and the French Croix de Guerre
for action in France.
The medal he is most proud of, however, is the
Combat Infantry Badge given to every infantryman
who serves in combat.
"We were the grunts, the groundpounders, the guys
at the front lines every day of the war. If you got ahead
of us, you were in enemy territory."
After the war, Higgins took a rather unusual job as
a playing card salesman, but stayed in the National
Guard until the Korean War.
"By that time, I was married with two children and
I thought I'd had enough combat," he said, so he got
out.
He retired in 1980 and his daughter, who lives in
Tampa, eventually persuaded him to move to Florida.
He settled on Anna Maria in 1999 and now lives on
Oak Avenue and is an active member of the commu-
nity.
"I wasn't a hero and was plenty scared a lot of
times, but as an officer, you had to do anything not to
let your men down. In fact, I'd say most of the guys
would have done anything not to let their buddies
down. That's how we survived," he said.
"I'm not a hero. The real heroes are still over
there."


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Holmes Beach 2.25 millage narrowly passes first hearing


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Despite public outcry that the Holmes Beach City
Commission is overtaxing residents by maintaining a
2.25 property tax millage rate, commissioners ap-
proved the first reading of the proposed budget and
millage rate with a 3-2 vote.
Commission Chairman Rich Bohnenberger and
Commissioner Don Maloney were opposed to keep-
ing the 2.25 rate. City Treasurer Rick Ashley and
Mayor Carol Whitmore previously presented a budget
based on a 2.0 millage rate that they believed would
adequately meet the needs of the city.
A mill is $1 for each $1,000 of property evalua-
tion.
The village rate is the same as it has been for the
past few years. However, this year the rate amounts to
an almost 20 percent increase over the rollback rate.
According to Ashley, the rollback rate is the amount
required to create the same amount of tax dollars col-
lected last year. That rate would be 2.0 mills.
The 2.25 village rate will generate an additional
$376,000 in tax dollars from property owners for the
upcoming year. This money has been budgeted for
four new items.
The commission plans to spend $58,881 for an
additional night patrolman for the Holmes Beach Po-
lice Department. Although Holmes Beach Police
Chief Jay Romine did not formally request an addi-
tional officer, he confirmed that the city can always
benefit from additional law enforcement.
"We work very hard to come up with a budget we
can work with," Romine said.
The last time the police department had a staff
increase, according to Romine, was in 1997 when a
full-time marine officer was hired.
"We're being asked to do more than we were 10
years ago and we work around the clock every day,"
Romine said. "I won't say I don't need an extra cop.
If someone is breaking into your home at 3 a.m., you
won't be questioning why you pay $70 more in taxes.
It never hurts to have an extra set of eyes on the job."
The budget also calls for $185,340 of the addi-


tional taxes to be placed into a reserve fund for interim
short-term drainage improvements, $17,000 for land-
scape maintenance at city hall, and $1,400 to supple-
ment Anna Maria Elementary School's funding.
Although in favor of giving funds to AME and
improving the city's stormwater maintenance, Maloney
said he can only "vote for line-item spending that has
been identified as needed now, not just because we can
make such funds available by holding on to that 2.25
rate."
The most important item, according to Maloney, is
stormwater maintenance. "After doing some home-
work, I find that without that 19.96 percent increase,
we already have $350,000 in the 2.0-mill budget for
stormwater projects." Maloney said. "Another
$200,000 is in our current 'capital reserve fund,' plus
another $161,000 from our new stormwater lfee.
"Together that provides us with $711,000 that is
available now with no increase from 2.0 to 2.25 mills.
Using those funds will more than cancel out any cur-
rent need for the $185,349 that would come from a 2.25
rate.
Resident Joan Perry spoke against the 2.25 rate,
warning the commission that its "windfall" falls on the
backs of citizens trying to live within their own budget
constraints.
Jack Moss told the commission in the past two
years members of his condominium association -
those who are not homesteaded have seen their tax
assessment increase 60 percent. "Our residents are here
four months out of the year." Moss said. "You're liv-
ing in the lap of luxury off our backs."
Commissioner Roger Lutz told the dissatisfied
residents that he understood their concern, but the city
only receives a mere $70 "more or less" of the property
taxes and the other 90 percent has nothing to do with
the city.
In addition, Lutz noted that the city has nothing to
do with what the county appraiser's office says an Is-
land property is worth.
Lutz defended the budget for city grounds mainte-
nance, saying that keeping city properly looking good
makes cover\ one's property worth more. "It mlay be a


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burden on taxes, but I guess your kids will be million-
aires."
The budget also includes $100,000 set aside in a
Key Royale bridge fund. A separate reserve account is
also proposed for the continuation of major drainage
improvements in the amount of $350,000. With the
newly adopted stormwater utility revenue, a total of
$511,000 can be set aside for stormwater improvement
projects.
The overall proposed budget is $7.6 million includ-
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operating expense of the budget is $5.1 million.
The final public hearing for the budget will be at
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Second Avenue lawsuit


Fernando Torres has filed a second appeal in his
case against the City of Holmes Beach and Noah's Ark
Enterprises Inc., this time in the Second District Court
of Appeal for the 12th Judicial Circuit of Sarasota
County.
On Aug. 1, the Manatee County Circuit Court
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settled in the defendants' favor July 16.
Torres filed a two-count suit against the city and
Noah's Ark Enterprise Inc., owned by John and Kim
Pace and operated as the Anna Maria Island Beach
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Second Avenue through its adopt-a-spot program, this
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By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Bradenton Beach Building Official Bob Welch
told the city's Scenic Highway Committee Corridor
Management Entity at its Sept. 12 meeting that Mana-
tee County may have money available for the city to
purchase additional trolley shelters.
Welch said that after speaking with Manatee
County Community Services Director Fred Loveland,
"There's a good chance Manatee County will pay for
additional shelters."
The CME has sought some additional shelters and
trolley-stop locations along Gulf Drive and has been
approached by some condominium developers about
purchasing trolley shelters in return for naming rights
and signage at the location.
The next step, said Welch, is for the CME to get
bids on the proposed shelter design it's been looking
at the past few months, then arrange a meeting with
Loveland and a representative of the county's purchas-
ing staff.
CME Chairperson Judy Giovanelli told members
the city commission is still divided on the issue of al-
lowing developers or businesses to pay for a trolley
stop in return for advertising on the shelter.
The city commission has approved a version of a
trolley stop submitted by the CME, she said, but "we


have to put it in writing who can have a shelter, how it
will be built, where it will go, then submit that to the
commission."
Mayor John Chappie suggested that Giovanelli
contact interested developers to determine if, as a com-
promise with the divided commission, they would ac-
cept a small plaque with the condo name at the trolley
stop, rather than a full-scale sign that names the condo
as a trolley-stop location.
CME member Mollie Sandberg said she would
prepare a sample plaque and review it with Welch be-
fore presenting it to the CME.
Welch also updated the CME on the city's effort to
write a news rack ordinance that would restrict the lo-
cation of free-standing newsracks.
Bradenton Beach will model its ordinance after the
City of Sarasota's similar ordinance, Welch said, but
is awaiting a legal opinion from the city attorney on the
removal of free-standing newsracks from city property
if an ordinance is passed.
A publisher's group has already placed modular
newsracks in various locations in the city, but CME
members are still concerned that media organizations
that did not join the modular program are bringing in
more free-standing racks.
Welch said in one location he counted 23 free-
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Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore notified the
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willing to accept the skate-park interlocal "mainte-
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Holmes Beach commissioner approved entering
into the interlocal agreement with Anna Maria 4-1 with
Commissioner Roger Lutz dissenting.
The Holmes Beach commission also unanimously -
yes, even Lutz- approved an amendment to its resolution
on user fees for the skate park. The amendment states that
residents living in any jurisdiction where the local govern-
ment contributes funds to the operation and maintenance
of the skate park are eligible to pay the same annual per-
mit fee as residents of Holmes Beach.
The approved amendment in conjunction with the
signed interlocal agreement means skaters from Anna
Maria will pay a $10 annual permit fee for the next year.
The interlocal agreement is subject to renewal on
an annual basis.
In other matters, Commissioner Don Maloney
noted that the Rev. John Ellis of St. Bernard Catholic
Church in Holmes Beach donated $250 from the par-
ish collection to the maintenance fund for the city's
skate park.


Four left for Anna Maria

building official job
Anna Maria's Building Official Selection
Committee is down to just four applicants for the
$45,000-$50,000 a year job after Larry Hilton,
the planning and zoning manager and building
official for DeSoto County, withdrew his appli-
cation, citing salary limits.
The BOSC held its first meeting Sept. 11
and elected local architect Gene Aubry as its
chairman. Other members of the committee are
Anna Maria Public Works Director George
McKay and planning and zoning board member
Charles Caniff.
The committee received a job description
from Mayor SueLynn, along with job criteria
and the process for selection.
The mayor asked that she be given the top
three candidates for the position in order of pref-
erence by the committee.
Interviews are scheduled for Sept. 17-19 and
24-26 and the public is invited to attend, but no
public comment will be taken during the inter-
views.
Bill Sanders and Whitey Moran, both
former Bradenton Beach building officials, are
among the four finalists for the building official
position, along with Lewis Chandler of Crystal
River and Scott McAdam of Ft. Pierce.


Obituaries


William Frank Alexander Sr.
William Frank Alexander Sr., 76, of Bluefield, W.
Va., and a winter resident of Palmetto, died Sept. 10.
Born in Bluefield, Mr. Alexander formerly owned
Bentley Ltd. in Sarasota and Alexander's Men's shop
in Bluefield. He served in the U.S Navy during World
War II. He was a member of the Bluefield Elks Lodge
and the Bluefield Moose.
Visitations and services were Sept. 11 in Bluefield.
Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Mary's
Episcopal Church, 1010 24th Ave. W., Palmetto FL
34221. Dudley Memorial Mortuary, Bluefield, was in
charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Jean; son William Franklin
IV with A. Paradise Realty of Holmes Beach; sister
Marguerite Arlt of Miami; and two grandchildren.

Joe 'Pepe' Campoamor
Joe "Pepe" Campoamor, 87, of Tampa and
Bradenton, died Sept. 5.
Mr. Campoamor was the former owner of Modern
Dairy. He was a member of Anna Maria Hi-12, past
Master of the Universal Masonic Lodge 178, Eastern
Star Universal Chapter No. 269, and served as past dis-
trict Deputy Grand Master of Florida and Worthy Pa-
tron.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years Josephine;
daughter Gloria Nuccio; son Joe M.; five grandchil-
dren; and eight great-grandchildren.

John Joseph Gilroy
John Joseph Gilroy, 69, of Bradenton Beach, died
Sept. 10.
Born in Jamaica, N.Y., Mr. Gilroy came to Mana-
tee County from New York City in 1994. He was a tele-
vision producer who produced the Dick Cavett Show
and received two Emmy awards. He served in the U.S.
Army. He was Roman Catholic.
Private services will be held at a later date. Burial
will be in Arlington National Cemetery. Memorial con-
tributions may be made to the Leukemia Foundation,
600 U.S. 301 Blvd. W., Bradenton FL 34205. Covell
Cremation and Funeral Center of Bradenton is in
charge of arrangements.
He is survived by son Adam of Hudson, Mass.;
sister Evelyn Dunbar of Smithtown, N.Y.; and a grand-
child.

June Dorothy Lambert
June Dorothy Lambert, 86, of Holmes Beach, died
Sept. 10.
Born in St. Paul, Minn., Mrs. Lambert came to
Manatee County from Wichita, Kan., in 1982. She was
a homemaker. She was a member of the Key Royale
Club, the Minnesota and Kansas hospital auxiliaries


and the League of Women Voters. She was Catholic.
A memorial Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday,
Sept. 18, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Har-
bor Drive, Holmes Beach. A reception will follow at
the Key Royale Club, 700 Key Royale Drive,
Holmes Beach. Memorial contributions may be
made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box
21475, St. Petersburg FL 33742, or to the American
Cancer Society, 600 U.S. 301 Blvd., Suite 136,
Bradenton FL 34205.
She is survived by daughters Judith L. of Berke-
ley, Calif., and Mary Lynn Dwight of Bradenton;
son Laurence L. of St. Petersburg; sister Marly
Paetznick of Forest Lake, Md.; seven grandchildren;
and five great-grandchildren.

Robert S. Pettus
Robert S. Pettus, 64, of Cortez, died Sept. 14.
Born in Philadelphia, Pa., Mr. Pettus came to
Cortez from Maryland in 1995. He was a chemical
engineer and also worked as a consultant in mergers
and acquisitions. He was a graduate of Cornell Uni-
versity. He was a member of the Church of the An-
nunciation, Holmes Beach, and did project work for
the Diocese of Southwest Florida.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday,
Sept. 20, at the church, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. Memorial contributions may be made to the
church outreach fund, P.O. Box 978, Anna Maria FL
34216. Shannon Funeral Home, Westview Chapel, is
in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Janet; sons Steven and
Keith of San Francisco, Brooks of Phoenix, and Scott
of Miami; and three grandchildren.


Onnilee Ona Salisbury
Onnilee Ona Salisbury, 94, of Holmes Beach, died
Sept. 14.
Born in Glendale, Mich., Mrs. Salisbury came to
Manatee County from Glenview, Ill., in 1967. She was
a homemaker. She was a graduate of the Mt. Sinai
Hospital Nursing Program of Chicago, Ill.. She was a
member of the Key Royale Club and the Island Garden
Society. She was a member of Roser Memorial Com-
munity Church.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept.
20, at Gateway Community Church, 1899 S. Tuttle
Ave., Sarasota. Memorial contributions may be made
to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 15587,
Sarasota FL 34277-1587.
She is survived by daughters Coralee K. Ostry of
Sarasota and Annabelle L. Boynton of Gainesville; sis-
ter Elinore Olmstead of Palmetto; five grandchildren;
and four great-grandchildren.


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Holmes Beach Kabris rezone request: deja vu


Pat Kabris came to the Sept. 9 Holmes Beach Plan-
ning Commission meeting with a request that closely
resembled one he made in January 2000 to rezone
land he acquired adjacent to his home at 101 75th St.
from recreation to medium-density residential.
Some of the planning board members are new to
the request, but it's essentially the same. In 2000,
Kabris wanted to build a "clubhouse," an allowed use
according to Holmes Beach codes for the Rec- 1 zone,
although he sought to add bedrooms, which are not
allowed, and did not gain approval.
Fast forward to September 2003 and Kabris now
seeks to expand his single-family home to create a sec-
ond unit, a duplex, or two condominium units. He
needs a rezone to R-2 to accomplish that goal.
The second-unit expansion would encroach on the
Rec-1 property, and the clubhouse (sans bedrooms) and
pool that Kabris built in 2000 would be demolished to
make room for the second unit.
Kabris now says "it seems illogical that this prop-
erty would have two separate zonings. We're dancing
around the Rec-1 portion and it seems logical the Rec-
1 should have the same [R-2] zoning."
Developed property in that area is primarily single
family, noted commission chair Sue Normand, al-
though it is primarily zoned R-2.
Running north on the beachfront is a continuation
of the Rec-1 zone, presently occupied by the Cabana
Club and its parking lot with permission of the owner,
Hugh Holmes Sr.
Kabris said he purchased the home in 1995, which
had an existing encroachment on other property, and
added a couple of pieces of property, including the rec-
reation-zoned land in 1998 or 1999. It was owned origi-
nally by J.E. and Maud Holmes and sold to Kabris by
son Hugh Holmes Sr.
He also said that when he purchased that parcel, he
had to have 25 deeds signed in order to close on the
property. "It is probably the most title-clear property on
the Island at this time," Kabris said.
Bill Brisson of Adley Brisson Engman Planners &
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be sufficient to erect two duplexes, or four units.
Kabris said his intention is to build a second unit
and no more, although "we've been approached to sell
for use by a development a pool cabana, parking and
party room. We have no intention of doing that."
Previously, numerous property owners were
thought to have "deeded rights" to the recreation land
owned by Holmes.
City Attorney Pat Petruff said that part of the Ca-
bana Beach Club property existed in numerous homes'
deeds, amounting to rights to use the property as their
beach access. There was some "flack about that, but
what was in the deeds was general and deemed not to
be legal," she said.
Patsy Hutchinson of 104 75th St., however, has a
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Privateers kick off season with sale


A big yard sale Saturday, a mullet smoke, fall fes-
tival and haunted house in the Halloween season high-
light the next few weeks for the Anna Maria Island
Privateers.
The first event of the autumn season will be the
yard sale from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 20, at the
home of the organization's president, Greg "Shiprek"
Davidson, 910 41st St. Court W., Bradenton. This
event is a joint project with the Privateers and the youth


Selichot service Saturday
at Temple Beth Israel
Temple Beth Israel has schedule a late-
night Selichot service at 10 p.m. Saturday,
Sept. 20. following a reception at 9:15 at the
temple. 567 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key.
Selichot. meaning "forgiveness," is the over-
ture to the Jewish holy days between Rosh
Hashanah and Yom Kippur, the temple ex-
plained.
Beth Israel observes high holy days as fol-
lows: Rosh Hashanah services at 8 p.m. Friday,
Sept. 26, and 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27. Kol
Nidre service. 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5. Yom Kip-
pur services at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday, Oct.
6.
Tickets for temple members are included
with temple membership, and nonmembers may
attend high holy day services for $175 per person.
Information may be obtained by calling 383-
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group, the Privateens.
Next event on the Privateers' calendar is a mullet
smoke for which the organization is famed, Oct. 1 1 at
the Holmes Beach Publix, 3900 East Bay Drive,
Holmes Beach.
The Privateens will have the haunted house at the
Bradenton Beach firehouse Oct. 18, 24, 25 and 31. This
is strictly by the teens this year, said the Privateers, and
geared to climax on Halloween night.
The civic service group will participate in the Anna
Maria Elementary School Fall Festival and St. Joseph
School event on the mainland, both on Oct. 25.
The rest of the season's schedule:
Nov. 8, mullet smoke at Publix: Nov. 29, Christ-
mas parade in Venice.
Dec. 5-7, Key \\est Pirate lest for three days: Dec.
(, Toys for Tots parade: Dec. 13, Anna Maria Island
Christmas parade.
Jan. 10. thieves' market and mu llet smoke.
Feb. 7. Gasparilla festival: Feb. 14. thieves market:
Feb. 21-22, Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival.
March dates indefinite. but events are solid:
AME school parade, St. Patrick's parade, Chasco Fi-
esta parade.
April 2-4, DeSoto Seafood Festival: April 10.
bottle boat regatta: April 23, Conquistador Ball: April
24. Manatee parade.
May 15. Whitey Horton Golf Tournament: NlMay
22. Snooks Adams' Kids Day on the Island.
June 6-7. blood drive.
July: Fourth of July Parade and scholarship awards.
Additional details may be obtained by telephoning
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Musical tickets sales begin
The Broadway musical "The Adventures of Tom
Sawyer" will open at the Manatee Players' Riverfront
Theater in Bradenton on Oct. 2, and tickets are on sale
now.
The show will run through Oct. 19 with performances
at 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sunday, no
Monday performances. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10, for
children, and may be obtained by phoning 748-5875 or at
the box office an hour before curtain times. The theater is
at 102 Old Main St., Bradenton.
Based on Mark Twain's book, the musical was writ-
ten by Ken Ludwig, who wrote the hit shows "Crazy for
You" and "Lend Me a Tenor." Music and lyrics are by
Don Schlitz, who wrote Kenny Rogers' "The Gambler."
The presentation here will be directed by Rick Kerby
with musical direction by Chris Petersen. The cast will
feature Drew Foster as Tom, Dawn Dougherty as Aunt
Polly, Dylan Jones as Huckleberry Finn, Heather Kopp as
Becky Thatcher, and Phil Papenhausen as Judge Thatcher.
Further details are available at 748-5875.
Awana program at Island Baptist
Registration will be 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20,
for children age 3 through eighth-grade in the Awana
Club of the Island Baptist Church.
The registration will be at the church at 8605 Gulf
Drive, Anna Maria. The club will begin its season there
from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24.
It is described as "an international nondenomina-
tional Bible-centered youth ministry providing weekly
groups with a format of object lessons, memory verses,
games and awards."
Details may be obtained at 778-0719.

Gloria Dei study unit Thursday
The Women's Bible study group of Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept.
18, to organize for sessions that will continue through
the winter.
The meeting will be at the church, 6608 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Bible study will continue there
at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, said Dorothy Swanberg. The
group will study Revelations this year.
Further information may be obtained by calling, her
at 778-1130, or Nancy Ambrose at 778-5274.

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That loggerhead turtle never saw such a hulla-
baloo in all its hundred years or so of life, or known
how many people got involved in its last rites.
It started, as so many turtle things do on Anna
Maria Island, with a phone call. The telephone told
Suzi Fox there was a turtle floating offshore about
33rd Street, Holmes Beach.
Fox rushed to the beach, but the turtle was 100
yards or more away and she couldn't tell if it was
alive or dead. She called the Holmes Beach Police
Department, told dispatcher Bobby Brown about it
and said she couldn't get a boat to take her out so
please have the police watch for the turtle and let her
know when and where it washed ashore.
"Hold on," said dispatcher Brown, "there's an
officer out in the boat. Meet him at the Kingfish
Boat Ramp."
Never mind that the ramp is on the bay side,
almost directly opposite the turtle. Officer Vern
McGowin got Fox aboard and cruised around to the
Gulf again.
Fox was supposed to be tending the Turtle
Watch Education Center in the Island Shopping
Center, and bethought herself of a nearby friendly


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parents, interested in serving as a committee
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She called The Islander, two doors down, and
asked if someone could please put a "Turtle emer-
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Back on the Gulf, Fox and McGowin found
the dead turtle, now drifting 100 feet offshore, but
it was much too big to load into the boat.
Pete McKelvy, lifeguard at Manatee Public
Beach, lent a hand and together they wrestled the
giant reptile into the shallows. They got a heavy sheet
under it and dragged it by main force far up onto the
beach. McKelvy and nearby residents dug a big, deep
hole in the sand while Fox took the measurements
and other data the state requires of her.
Then they buried the behemoth, big enough to
have been a century old.
"It was a really neat team effort," said Fox.
"Even the sheet, donated at the turtle 'baby
shower.' There must have been a dozen or more
people helping.
"What was really impressive is that nobody
acted as if it was at all out of the ordinary. This
turtle preservation program has come so far that
it's become community. It's not Suzi Fox any
more, it's Anna Maria."


IMS PTO open house dinner
The first Island Middle School Parent-Teacher
Organization meeting of the school year will be held
Thursday, Sept. 18, in the school's first-floor meeting
room.
Da Giorgio Ristorante is sponsoring the first PTO
dinner from 5:30 to 7 p.m. with a special menu of la-
sagna, salad and Italian bread. Meal tickets can be pur-
chased the evening of the meeting at a cost of $8 for
adults and $4 for children.
Following dinner, from 7-8 p.m., the PTO will hold
a business meeting followed by a special program or-
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THE ISLANDER U SEPT. 17, 2003 M PAGE 15


Here comes 'The Nerd,' courtesy Island Players


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
"The Nerd" is due on the Island not someone
you know and suspect, but the comedic creation of
playwright Larry Shue and soon to grace, sort of, the
stage here.
The play will open Oct. 2 and run through Oct. 12
at the Island Players theater, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna
Maria. But get your tickets early, as the Players produc-
tions sell out every time. Tickets are $15 per show, $65
for the five-play season. They may be obtained by call-
ing 778-5755, or at the box office from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
daily except Sunday starting Sept. 22.
In this charming exercise in amusement, Willum
Cubbert is an architect living in Terre Haute, Ind.,


where his close friends Axel and Tansy have planned
a happy birthday party for him.
But Tansy, to Willum's disgust, has just decided to
leave Terre Haute to become a TV weather girl in
Washington, D.C. Then one of Willum's cranky, crusty
clients arrives with his family, the intrusive
Waldgraves.
Into this awkward mix lurches Rick Steadman in
a Halloween costume. He is the quintessential nerd,
and proceeds to prove it all over the stage.
Years earlier he had rescued the wounded Willum
as he lay unconscious in Viet Nam. They never met
while Willum was conscious, but he feels deeply in-
debted to the rescuer.
Rick stays on and nerdly on, disrupting Willum's


business and his personal life. Tandy and Axel finally
convince Willum he must take steps. So he ... but see
the play, it'll engage you and tickle your funny bone.
Jon Kieffner plays the goofy nerd for the Players
while Scott Ehrenpreis is the steadfast and confused
Willum. Sarah Kieffner plays Tansy McGinnis, Joe
Shedrick is Axel Hammond, while Mark Shoemaker,
Robin Rhodes and Kyle Shoemaker portray the
Waldgraves who show up unexpectedly just before the
nerd.
Kelly Woodland, a stalwart who always comes
through for the Players, directs this one too and Carol
Cozan is stage manager. John Flannery designed the set
and Don Bailey the costumes. Lighting is by Chris
McVicker, sound is by Bob Grant.


New 'digs' will greet Island theatergoers


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
It's a new season in a mostly new theater as the
Island Players prepare for opening night of "The Nerd"
in two weeks.
Rehearsals of "The Nerd" comedy by Larry Shue
are in full form, to be staged Oct. 2-12, and construc-
tion of the set is well under way, said Alice Doeden,
Players president.
Also well under way are ticket sales, $65 per per-
son for the full five-play season, $15 for single tickets.
Call the box office at 778-5755. About 800 season tick-
ets are sold each season, leaving just enough to handle
the single-sale market.
Shakespeare productions in the summer are sepa-
rate from the season-ticket program, she said, with the
Shakespeare tickets $10 each to make them within
reach of students.
The theater is full of brand new comfortable seats,
137 of them replacing the old ones that were pretty well
worn. Some of them were given to a school theater
group and the rest were hauled away by the new seats'
installer, Contract Solutions of Englewood.
You can buy Island Players immortality for $150
or even $125, the prices of plaques put on the armrests
of the seats. The lower price gets an inscription of one
name, the $150 two names. About 80 have been sold
so far, Doeden said, leaving 50-some for late-comers.
They, too, may be arranged through 778-5755.
She guarantees the new seats are comfortable, well
cushioned and with higher backs than the old seats.
"They're beautiful," she said, "a lovely burgundy
color."
There is new carpeting, too, and general refurbish-
ing that may still be going on until just before opening
night Oct. 2. The entire job will cost less than $40,000,
she said, all of it from tickets and the savings realized


Island Players theater was barren without seats for
only a short time this sumuner.


Island Players supporters, left to right, Alice
Doeden, Peg Faarup and Helen White put a shine on
the new theater seats. Islander Photos: Bonner Joy
through volunteers 95 percent of the Players is vol-
untary.
The theater at Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue is


owned by the City of Anna Maria and leased since
1952 by the Players.
"We're solvent," said Doeden, "never been in the
red, never a mortgage. Of course, we've also always
been pretty frugal."
Grants have been forthcoming over the years from
supporting organizations, she said, this year's given by
Publix Charities, the Edward E. and Lillian B. Bishop
Foundation, the Mary E. Parker Foundation, and the
Sarasota Women's Exchange.
And most productions enjoy co-sponsors that pay
some expenses. "The Nerd," for example, is co-sponsored
by Deryll Gross of Bradenton, an actor of years past who
has been a longtime friend of the Players, said Doeden.
Other co-sponsors this season include Bayview
Plaza, sponsoring both "Gun-Shy," due Nov. 13-23,
and "Greater Tuna," May 6-16.
The theater's schedule: "The Nerd" Oct. 2-21,
"Gun-Shy" Nov. 13-23, "Crimes of the Heart" Jan. 8-
25, "Over the River and Through the Woods" March
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Sunday, Monday
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the Riverfront Theater, 102 Old Main St.,
Bradenton.
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AME PTO maps course for year ahead


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
The Anna Maria Elementary School Parent-
Teacher Organization has charted the course it wants
to follow for the 2003-04 school year.
Returning as PTO president is Cindy Thompson
and returning vice president is Shawn Carper. This
year's treasurer is Lynda Hicks and secretary is Mary
Gallagher. A new position of assistant treasurer has
been created and the seat is being filled by Sue George.
The board has already completed a review and
update of the organization's bylaws. Thomspon said it
has been 20 years since the bylaws were updated.
The board has also drafted a mission statement,
which states, the PTO will "bring into closer relation
the home and school, that parents and teachers may
cooperate intelligently in the education of children and
enhance the instrumental programs through the provi-
sion of resources, volunteers and funds."
At its first public meeting, on Sept. 9, the PTO
passed an annual budget of $26,050. Expenditures in-
clude $400 per teacher for classroom supplies, $500 for
the accelerated-reader and art programs, $ 1,000 for the
DARE program and $3,000 for computer technology.
New this year is a $300 line item for a "kindergar-
ten welcome." PTO members hope to plan a special
welcome gift and information for parents and students
new to the school.
Several PTO fundraisers will be repeated this year
to bring in funds. This year's fundraising focus is "me-
dia and technology," said Thompson. The PTO hopes
to raise money to buy books based on reading levels
and computers for the morning show.
The first fundraiser of the year is the annual Fall
Festival, which will be held Oct. 25 at the St. Bernard


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The change in venue is due to the new school con-
struction project taking place on campus. Thompson
said there may not be a haunted house at this year's
event and the kickoff parade will probably start at AME
and end at the church. Traditionally the parade route
starts at Holmes Beach City Hall and ends at the
school.
Anyone interested in becoming involved with the
Fall Festival should contact chairperson Dawn Wash at
778-1353.
The holiday gift-wrap fundraiser will begin in
November. Thompson said she was hoping to find an
alternative holiday fundraiser, possibly for home inte-
rior products, although none was found in time for the
holiday season. The PTO is interested in any new ideas
for future fundraising.
Kids karaoke night is back at Beef O'Brady's the
first Tuesday of every month. Thompson said that if
families mention they are from AME, the school will
get a portion of the ticket sales.
The spring dinner/dance/auction will also be back
as a fundraiser in May. This year's theme is "Dancing
in the Streets," and this event will also be held at St.
Bernard.
One fundraiser that will not be back this year is the
school store. Thompson said the endeavor has lost
money for the past two years and that parents could use
their time more effectively in other areas.
The PTO will not abandon students in need of sup-
plies, though. School supply sales will be organized
intermittently throughout the year, and students in a
pinch may also be able to purchase a last-minute item
in the front office.
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There is always room for volunteers, said Thomp-
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THE ISLANDER U SEPT. 17, 2003 U PAGE 17


IMS Conch Fritter band fully booked for fall


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
After-school band practice has already begun for
the seasoned musicians at Island Middle School. And
IMS music teacher Jimi Gee has big plans for this
year's Conch Fritter Band.
Students enrolled in the school's advance band are
eligible to take part in the extra curricular Conch Frit-
ter Band as long as they keep up their grades and are
able to put in the same hard work as a professional
musician.
Gee said this year's advance band has grown from
17 to 25 members, predominantly from the eight grade,
who have three years experience since band was pre-
viously a required course of all IMS students.
This year at IMS band is an elective course, which
Gee says helps keep the group focused because every-
one in the class is truly interested in being there.
The advance band has already begun preparing for
a full docket of fall and winter gigs. The first perfor-
mance will be for Oktoberfest at the Manatee County
Fairgrounds in Palmetto Sept. 27 and 28.
The Conch Fritters will make a repeat Oktoberfest
appearance when the event is held at the Sarasota
County Fairgrounds.
Also in October, the Conch Fritters will perform at
Bayfest in Anna Maria, the Palma Sola Elementary
School and the Island Baptist Church fall festivals, as
well as the holiday celebration at El Conquistador
Country Club.
Gee said he is thrilled to announce that in Novem-
ber the Conch Fritters will be opening the Sarasota
Blues Festival with headliners Solomon Burke, Delta
Moon and 13-year old musician Eric Steckel.
Rounding out the winter schedule, the Conch Frit-
ters will make its third consecutive year's performance
at the Bridge Street Holiday Prelude.
Gee said the band is already learning new music,
including "YMCA," "Moonlight Serenade," "Califor-
nia Dreamin'," "Girl from Impenema," and "Georgia
on My Mind."
In addition to special events, Gee said the band will
be more involved in the community by playing at hos-
pitals, retirement homes, elementary schools and reha-
bilitation centers.
He is also working on getting the IMS community
involved in a special band an offshoot band combin-
ing students and adults. Gee says parents of students or



Anna Maria Elementary

School menu
Monday, Sept. 22
Breakfast: Pancakes with Syrup, Cereal, Toast,
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, Fruit
Lunch: Ravioli with Garlic Toast, Ham and
Cheese Sandwich with Baked Cheetos or
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, Tossed
Salad, Mixed Vegetables, Juice Bar, Fruit
Tuesday, Sept. 23
Breakfast: Sausage and Biscuit, Peanut Butter
and Jelly Sandwich, Cereal, Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Macaroni and Cheese, Fish Shapes or
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, Roll, Tossed
Salad, Peas and Carrots, Fruit
Wednesday, Sept. 24
Breakfast: Super Donut, Grilled Cheese
Sandwich, Cereal, Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Turkey Gravy with Rice, Barbecue Rib
on Bun or Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich,
Tossed Salad, Green Beans, Fruit
Thursday, Sept. 25
Breakfast: French Toast Sticks with Syrup,
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, Cereal,
Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Tacos, Turkey Stack Sandwich or
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, Capri Blend,
Tossed Salad, Fruit
Friday, Sept. 26
Breakfast: Yogurt, Cereal, Scrambled Eggs and
Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza, Breaded Chicken
Patty on a Bun or Peanut Butter and Jelly
Sandwich, Tater Tots, Tossed Salad, Fruit
Juice and milk are served with every meal.


Band practice
The Island Middle
School advance
band has grown to
25 members this
year, most of
whom will be
graduating at the
end of the year,
said music instruc-
tor Jimi Gee.
Advance band
members can try
out for the IMS
Conch Fritter
Band, which
already has a full
schedule of public
performances for
the fall and winter
semester. Islander
Photos:
Diana Bogan


other community members interested in playing in their
band should contact him through the school, since he
is presently organizing rehearsals.
Gee is also in the process of working with fellow
teachers to obtain a grant that would allow the Conch
Fritters to record a professional-style compact disk.
Gee said that if the grant comes through it would
be used to pay for session time at a recording studio and
packaging the CD. He said the art students would de-
sign the cover and the language arts students would
write the liner notes, making it a team project.
This year Gee assures will be even bigger and bet-
ter than before.
"These kids are playing the real deal. They put in
a lot of work. I don't give them watered-down versions
of songs, they play the same charts the heavy-hitters
play," Gee said.
To keep tabs on the Conch Fritter band, check out
the Web site for a full list of events at
www.conchfritters.org.


Jumpin', jivin', wailin'
Lydia Mavrnick and Laura Mills accompany the IMS
advance band with their singing voices.


Parent representative, officers


elected for IMS board


The Island Middle School held its annual corporate
board meeting last week and of its 112 parent share-
holders, only eight attended.
The primary order of business for the annual cor-
porate meeting is for the parents to elect a representa-
tive to the IMS board of directors.
Of the parents present, two chose to run for the
position, James Ferguson and Shelly Hodges.
Ferguson told parents he had read the school char-
ter and with his professional financial background be-
lieved he could help the school become not only finan-
cially viable, but also meet the educational vision out-
lined in the charter.
Hodges said she felt qualified to sit on the board
because she helps out at the school daily and would be
in touch with what parents want for the school.
In what appeared to be a close vote, Hodges was
named the new parent representative and will sit on
the board until the next annual meeting in Septem-
ber 2004.
After the election of the parent representative, the
board elected new officers. Votes were unanimous for all
nominees and the new officers are Genie Salter as presi-
dent, Marlene West as vice president, Scott Bassett as
secretary and Kimberly Holmstrom as treasurer.
In other news, IMS Director Gary Hughes an-
nounced the school currently had 112 students enrolled
and can accept eight more students.
Hughes said that extra parent-education sessions
may be scheduled to provide parents a final opportu-
nity to complete the required sessions. According to
information provided at the meeting, 51 parents have
yet to attend at least one of the three required courses


- parent orientation, charter education, and parent
involvement.
Parents have until Oct. 15 to make arrangements to
complete the education'courses or, Hughes said, their
student will be dismissed.
Finally, Hughes said he will be meeting with
Manatee County School District Charter School Liai-
son Fran Padget to discuss the legality of allowing the
IMS Parent-Teacher Organization to provide an alter-
native lunch program-for students.
The school adopted a "no lunch" program with
the support of its parents after students and parents
complained about meal services received from King
Middle School the past two years. Students are re-
quired to bring their own lunch from home, although
this year the IMS PTO is selling lunches catered by
local restaurants to students for $3.75 to $4 per meal.
Padget plans to address whether IMS had the legal
responsibility to provide free and reduced lunches to
students who qualify, even though the PTO, not the
school, is providing the lunch service as a PTO
fundraiser.
Hughes also has a meeting with Ron Newell, direc-
tor of EdVision schools, in Ft. Myers. EdVision
schools are funded by the Bill Gates Foundation and
replicate a project-based learning environment for high
school students.
Hughes said IMS has been invited to join
EdVision. The purpose of the meeting is to learn more
about the program and the possibilities of participating
if IMS expands to include high school grades.
The next IMS board meeting will be at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 7.





PAGE 18 N SEPT. 17, 2003 0 THE ISLANDER


Anna Maria Dolphins claim first victory via shutout


By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Correspondent
The Anna Maria Island Dolphins defeated the Po-
lice Athletic League Dolphins (don't ask) 19-0 Satur-
day, Sept. 13, at the PAL Community Center, getting
three rushing touchdowns from quarterback Nick Sato.
The AMI Dolphins showed improvement in virtu-
ally every area, though it is hard to tell whether that had
to do with them all getting on the same page or possi-
bly the somewhat inferior competition.
Coach Andy Price pointed out that though they
brought back three offensive linemen from last year, it
still takes time to get in sync when you throw two new
players into the mix. He chose to focus on the fact that
- his offensive line more than held its own despite being
outweighed by a considerable margin to their defensive
counterparts. "We blocked well against some big boys
and Nick and Corey [Williamson] ran hard."
The Dolphins finally got its running attack going,
gaining 160 yards, which was led by new tailback
Corey Williamson. Williamson was a workhorse, car-
rying 13 times for 62 yards, while Sato squirmed and
twisted his way to 54 yards and three touchdowns.
Wingback Chad Richardson was also an effective ball
carrier, finishing with 36 yards on only six carries.
The Anna Maria defense turned in a dominating
performance that kept giving the ball back to the of-
fense, which ran 42 plays compared to only 20 for the
PAL Dolphins.
Anna Maria drove from its own 40 to the PAL
Dolphins' 11, getting runs of 11 and 17 yards from
Williamson and a 16-yard gain by Richardson on a
counter play before the drive stalled.
Anna Maria forced a fumble on PAL's first offen-
sive play after Dion Edward had ripped off a 10-yard
gain, giving the Anna Maria Fins the ball at the 25.
Two runs by Williamson netted four yards before Sato
connected with fullback Andrew Burgess for a 16-yard
pass play. A roughing the passer penalty moved the ball
half the distance to the goal line, where Sato easily ran
it in for a 6-0 lead.
Louis Goff gained five yards for the PAL Dolphins
on first down and Rashard Rivers gained 22 on a re-
verse on second down, but C.J. Wickersham ripped the
ball loose and Richardson recovered, giving Anna
Maria the ball at midfield.
Anna Maria ran Williamson two times for seven
yards, but he coughed up the ball to PAL at its 42-yard
line. On first down, Dion Edward broke through the
middle of the line and outran everyone down the sideline
for a 42-yard gain that would have resulted in a touchdown
had it not been for the hustle of safety Richardson, who
ran him down at the Dolphin 10-yard line.
Two straight penalties moved PAL back to the 20
before Nick Ross and Sean Price teamed up to sack
Sherman for another five-yard loss. Two runs netted
four yards before Price broke through the line to drop
Edward for a five-yard loss on fourth down.
Anna Maria extended its lead on its second posses-
sion of the second half, moving the ball from its 30 to


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Corey Williamson gained 62yards on 13 carries to spark the Anna Maria Island Dolphin offense during its 19-


0 victory. Islander Photos Kevin Cassidv

around the PAL 20 on a mixture of runs by Richardson,
Sato and Williamson. It then took only three plays to
score AMI's second touchdown.
Williamson appeared to have scored on a 20-yard
scamper, but an illegal block-in-the-back penalty
moved the ball back five yards. The next play saw Sato
fake the handoff and roll to his left. He carried the ball
towards the line and tossed to a wide-open Connor
Bystrom for the touchdown. Unfortunately, an illegal
man-downfield penalty was called to deny Bystrom the
touchdown reception.
Sato got the call three straight times, finishing the
drive off with an i 1-yard run for a 12-0 lead that grew
to 13-0 after his extra-point run.
The Dolphin defense really came through on
PAL's next possession, limiting them to one net yard
to take over on the PAL 31. Williamson gained 13
yards on two carries and Richardson rambled for seven
yards to set up a great run by Sato. Sato rolled to his
right, hurdled a would-be tackler in the backfield be-
fore breaking two more tackles on the way to a 12-yard
touchdown and an imposing 19-0 lead they wouldn't
relinquish.
Key defensive performers for the Anna Maria
Dolphins included Williamson with seven tackles, and
Price, Wickersham and Burgess with five tackles each.
Richardson and Leal each recovered a fumble, while
both Zack Geeraerts and Wickersham forced fumbles
to complete an impressive Dolphin defense.

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Dolphin quarterback Nick Sato rolls to his left before finding Andrew Burgess with an 18-yard pass play
during the Fins' 19-0 win.


Island Community Center with games being played
every night of the week. So far West Coast Surf Shop
looks like the class of Division III (ages 8-0) with a
perfect 2-0 record followed by Gateway Solutions,
which sits in second with a 1-1 record.
Air & Energy and Island Real Estate sit atop the
Division II (ages 10-11) standings with identical 2-0
records, while ReMax leads Division I (ages 12-13)
with a 2-0 record.

A&E 5, Island Animal 3
Joey Hutchinson's hat trick and two goals from
Jordan Sebasatiano paced Air & Energy to a two-goal
victory over Island Animal Clinic Friday, Sept. 12, in
Division II action.
Austin Martin scored two goals to lead the Animal
Clinic, which also received one goal from Ally
Titsworth in the loss.

IRE 5, Harry's 2
Island Real Estate received two goals each from
Dylan King and Tommy Price to lead Island Real Es-
tate past Harry's Continental Kitchens in the second
Friday night game in Division II. Chandler Hardy
notched the fifth and final goal for Island Real Estate
in the victory.
Kyle Aritt and Blake Wilson each scored one goal
for Harry's in the loss.

IRE 7, Mr. Bones 4
Tommy Price notched a hat trick to lead Island
Real Estate past Mr. Bones in Division II action Thurs-
day, Sept. I1. Kyle Parsons chipped in with two goals
while Alex Thurkettle and Chandler Hardy each scored
one goal in the victory.
Martine Miller led Mr. Bones with three goals,
while Zach Even added one goal in the loss.

W.C. Surf Shop 2, Sun 0
West Coast Surf Shop received one goal apiece
from Emma Carper and Alex Hall in its 2-0 victory
over the Sun in the opening game Thursday.

W.C. Surf Shop 4, Gateway 0
Alex Hall scored a pair of goals to help West Coast
Surf Shop past Gateway Solutions Wednesday, Sept.
10, in Division III soccer action at the Center. Daniel
Janisch and Trevor Bystrom each notched a single goal
to add to the final total.

Gateway 1, Jessie's 0
Kayla Aritt scored the lone goal in a defensive
struggle between Gateway Solutions and Jessie's Is-
land Store in Division III soccer action Tuesday, Sept.
9.

ReMax 5, W.C. Refrigeration 3
ReMax received goals from four different players
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Sports
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 18
West Coast Refrigeration Tuesday, Sept. 9. Chris Mar-
tin led the way with a pair of goals, while Michael
Frieler, Will Osborne and Sean Pittman each notched
one goal in the victory.
Jordan Pritchard paced West Coast with two goals,
while Sarah White added one goal in the loss.

ReMax 8, LaPensee 4
Sean Pittman exploded for four goals to lead
ReMax past LaPensee Plumbing in Division I action
Monday, Sept. 8, at the Center. Chris Martin added
three goals for ReMax, which also received a single
goal from David Bryant in the victory.
Preston Riede led LaPensee with two goals, while
Celia Ware and Joey Webb chipped in with one goal
each in the loss.

A&E 2, Harry's 0
Air &.Energy rode a stingy defense and one goal

Center soccer schedule
First team listed is home team
Division I (Ages 12-13)
Sept. 22 7:15 p.m. ReMax vs.
W.C. Refrigeration
Sept. 23 7:15 p.m. LaPensee vs.
W.C. Refrigeration


Division II (Ages 10-11)


Sept. 18
Sept. 19
Sept. 22


7:15 p.m.
7:15 p.m.
6 p.m.


Division III (Ages 8-9)
Sept. 17 6 p.m.
Sept. 18 6 p.m.
Sept. 19 6 p.m.
Sept. 23 6 p.m.


Island RE vs. Air & Energy
Island Animal vs. Harry's
Mr. Bones vs. A&E


Gateway vs. Sun
Gateway vs. W.C. Surf Shop
Jessie's vs. Sun
Gateway vs. Jessie's


Instructional Division (Ages 5-7)
Sept. 17 6 p.m. Observer vs. Danziger
Sept. 17 7 p.m. Air America vs.
Morgan Stanley
Sept. 18 6 p.m. Bradenton Ortho
vs. Danziger
Sept. 18 7 p.m. Bistros vs.
Mike Norman Realty


Soccer tots
scramble
Damir Glavan is
surrounded by
his players on
the Anna Maria
Island Soccer
League's
instructional
division team,
the Bistros, at a
recent practice
at the Center.
Islander Photo:
Bonner Joy


apiece from Joey Hutchinson and Nicole Boter to
record a shutout victory over Harry's Continental
Kitchens in Division II soccer action Monday, Sept. 8.



Center soccer standings


as of Sept. 12
Division I Won
ReMax 2
LaPensee Plumbing 0
West Coast Refrig. 0


Loss
0
1
1


0
0

1
1


0


Division II
Air & Energy
Island Real Estate
Harry's Kitchens 0
Island Animal
Mr. Bones

Division III
W.C. Surf Shop
Gateway Solutions
Jessie's Island Store
Sun


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The youth auxiliary of the Anna Maria Island Pri-
vateers is launching its fundraising season Saturday,
Sept. 20, with a yard sale at the home of Privateer
President Greg "Shiprek" Davidson in West
Bradenton.
Following that, an active schedule of fundraising
events and help for the parent organization and others
will keep the Manatee High Privateens busy.
Contributions of items are being sought for the sale,
-.vhich will be in partnership with the Privateers at
Davidson's residence, 910 41st Court W. That is where
contributed items will end up, but call Privateer Liz
Christie first at 778-8519 to have the donations picked up.
Privateens now number 60, a big jump from the
dozen members it started with only two years ago.
They are a very energetic group, often lending a hand
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center but tak-


ing part in many other activities.
The\ earn service hours for their contributions to
the coniimmunitv, and the hours are recorIde on their
high school transcripts. Last year several earned more
than 150 hours.
They take part in the Anna Maria Elementary
School Fall Festival, a Halloween haunted house, the
bottle race which the Privateens themselves won as an
entry this year. They help the Privateers with their
fundraising mullet smokes and thieves' markets.
Other fundraisers planned this year are a holiday
gift sale Sept. 25-30, car washes throughout the year,
and a Privateen auction ("rent a Privateen to work for
you").
Details on activities and membership may be ob-
tained from Liz Christie at 778-8519, Dan Miller at
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Anna Maria
Sept. 10, 700 block of Holly Drive, domestic battery.
According to the report, an argument escalated to the
point where the husband held a kitchen knife to his wife's
neck and threatened to kill her and himself. According
to the report, the husband fled without harming his wife
and was found by sheriff's deputies at the Manatee Public
Beach bus stop and arrested.
Sept. 11, 200 block of Pine Avenue, battery on a law
enforcement officer. According to the report, deputies
recognized a person wanted on a warrant and during the
arrest the man hit a deputy and fled the scene. Deputies
then chased the man and, as the suspect turned a comer
around a house, he was stunned by a blow of unknown
origin. According to the report. the suspect doubled back
and encountered the deputy at the front of the house. The
deputy took him into custody. but the suspect collapsed
and reportedly was overcome by severe head, leg and
arm pain. Deputies called for emergency medical service
and the suspect was airlifted to Bayfront Medical Cen-
ter in St. Petersburg. According to the report. the cause
and extent of the suspects injuries was unknown.

Bradenton Beach
Sept. 10. 2219 Gulf Drive N.. Island Discount
Tackle, criminal mischief. According to the report,
someone shot a BB or pellet gun at the front window.

Holmes Beach
Sept. 8, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach,
theft. A couple reported a soft-pack cooler left on their
blanket at the beach stolen. According to the report,
the cooler contained their car keys and prescriptions
for ibuprofen, valium, prilosec and methadone.
Sept. 10, 3600 block of Sixth Avenue, suspicious
incident. According to the report, officers recovered
a stolen tag from a vehicle and arrested the person in
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Wednesday, Sept. 17
6 p.m. Family storytime at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 778-6341.

Thursday, Sept. 18
9:30 a.m. Interdenominational Women's Bible
study organizational meeting at Gloria Dei Lutheran
Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 778-1130.
5:30 to 8 p.m. Parent-Teacher Organization din-
ner and open house at Island Middle School, 206 85th St.,
Holmes Beach. Information: 778-5200. Fee applies.

Friday, Sept. 19
10 to 11:30 a.m. Financial Workshop with Mike
Valley at the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-
1908. Fee applies.

Saturday, Sept. 20
8 a.m. to noon Anna Maria Island Privateers
and Privateen yard sale at 910 41st Ct. W., Bradenton.
Information: 778-8519.

Monday, Sept. 22
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.

Tuesday, Sept. 23
7:30 a.m. Business Network International meet-
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1 to 4 p.m. Veterans' service officer at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Appointments: 749-3030.
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crafter Sue Swanson at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Infor-
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Wednesday, Sept. 24
6 p.m. Family storytime at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 778-6341.

Ongoing:
Watercolor exhibit by Graciela Giles at Island
Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, through
Sept. 27.
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Creative arts and crafts for ages 5-10 at the Anna
Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes
Beach, through Oct. 9. Information: 778-2099. Fee
applies.
"Craft Crazy" class with Sue Swanson at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria, through Oct. 21. Information: 778-
1908. Fee applies.

Upcoming:
AARP Driver Safety course at the Island Branch
Library Sept. 25-26.
"Dance the Night Away" at the Palma Sola Bo-
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Oktoberfest at the Manatee County Fairgrounds,
Palmetto, Sept. 26-28.
Sierra Club potluck dinner and exploration of
Leffis Key Sept. 27.
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Fighing conch talk, hurricane discussions discussed


Debi Ingrao is a senior biologist at Mote Marine
Laboratory specializing in benthic research the stuff
on and under the bottom of the water. We asked her
about the Florida fighting conch invasion on the beach
at Bean Point in Anna Maria last week.
As you may remember from the front-page picture
in The Islander Sept. 10, thousands of the 4-inch-long
shells appeared on the beach. Suzi Fox from Turtle
Watch said they acted like lemmings, only instead of
leaping off a cliff into the water, they were hurling
themselves out of the water and up on the beach.
"I find it hard to believe that the fighting conchs
would intentionally crawl out of the water for any rea-
son," Ingrao said, "although they are sometimes
stranded as the tide goes out.
"Most likely it is storm related. However, there
is a remote chance it may be related to secondary ef-
fects of red tide events in our area. Or it could be a
combination of the two."
Ingrao said the fighting conchs are very common
in our area. She said they probably "got washed ashore
when strong winds created a big surf. These snails pre-
fer to be in the water and not exposed to air, heat, :sun-
shine or freshwater. Since they cannot always control
where they are they have developed some protective
maneuvers.
"When they get stranded on the beach, their stron-
gest desire is to get back to the water. Some may not
be very patient and try to crawl back to water's edge.
Some may be a bit lazy and stay put on the surface of
the sand hoping the tide or a big wave will wash them
back into the sea. If they are not close to the edge of the
water, neither of these choices is a very wise one a
land predator could eat them, humans could pick them
up for a treasure, but, worst of all, they could slowly
bake inside their shells as the sun beats down on them.
"Other fighting conchs have a strong will to survive
and will burrow in the sand to protect themselves from the
predators, heat, etc. Then, when they sense the incoming
tide, the conchs will pop out of the sand and start leaping,
hopefully toward the water and safety. I suspect it might
take them a bit to figure out the right direction to go so it
might appear that they are 'leaping' away from the water
for a while. Many eventually figure it out."
Ingrao offered a little historical background on the
occasional conch invasion on our shores.
"After Tropical Storm Gabrielle a couple of years
ago, I received many phone calls about thousands of
conchs washed up on Longboat Key and Siesta Key
beaches. I visited several sites and there were thou-
sands washed up on the beaches and I observed them
for a while. In your picture, it looks like quite a few
have just popped out of the sand as I watched them do
after Tropical Storm Gabrielle."
And what about that leaping, hurling motion many
of the snails were engaged in?
"The 'hurling' you observed is one of their means of
transportation normally they crawl on their foot, but
when they are trying to escape a predator- move a 'long'
distance quickly they will use their operculum (the
'trap' door they close when picked up, threatened by
predators or stranded above the water line) to 'pole vault'
across the beach. They stretch the operculum out as far as


they can then flip it really quickly giving the impression
they are 'hurling' themselves it basically throws the
whole animal into the air and forward."
And what about getting the heck out of the water
due to a red tide bloom? Ingrao said it was unlikely.
"During red tide blooms (or any large algae
bloom), one of the secondary effects is a decrease in
dissolved oxygen in the water, which negatively affects
all animals living in the water to varying degrees. Few
scientific studies have been completed to determine
how these red tide events affect bottom-dwelling inver-
tebrates like the fighting conch. Based on limited diver
observations of bottom habitats in red tide affected ar-
eas and the dissolved oxygen decreases near the
bottom and in the sediment many of the animals liv-
ing in the sediment will come to the surface of the sedi-
ment and try to leave the area if they are able. (Fish,
crabs etc., might be able to leave the area.)
"Others animals, like clams, basically can only
come to the sediment surface and hope for better dis-
solved oxygen levels than what they have experienced
in the sediment. If the dissolved oxygen levels are not
high enough, the clams will gape trying to get as much
of the limited oxygen out of the water as possible and
eventually die."
Another odd time on the beach, eh?

Fish farm flounders in Gulf
It looks like local, Gulf farm-raised snapper, cobia
and amberjack won't be coming to a fish market near
you anytime soon.
Members of the Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Manage-
ment Council have recommended to deny any permits
to allow a fish farm in about 100 feet of water in the
Gulf about 30 miles from Anna Maria Island.
The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric
Administration's fisheries officials will have the final
say on whether or not Florida Offshore Aquaculture
will begin the pilot program, the first open-water fish
farm off Florida. That decision is expected after myriad
other federal agencies review the proposal and make
recommendations, but Gulf council's decision will
have a big say, and should cause some big sway, in the
final fed decision.
FOA is a Pinellas County-based company com-
prised of Capt. Tommy Butler, known for his super-fast
boat, Reality Check; Thomas D. Powell, who launched
the Sound Advice stores in the mid-1970s; and Jody
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of pollution from all the by-product fish food and fish
waste products the farm would produce.

Sandscript factoid
Hurricane Isabel has kept many of us glued to our
television sets watching weather forecasts in the past
week as it churned across the Atlantic Ocean, at times
reaching maximum sustained winds of better than 160
mph. That wind speed made it more powerful than
Hurricane Andrew, and we all know what happened 11
years ago to Homestead and Cutler Ridge.
Here's a place to go for some trivia for those of you
who want more data than provided by the talking heads
on TV:
www.nhc.noaa.gov/index.shtml
The National Hurricane Center, National Oceano-
graphic and Atmospheric Administration Website of-
fers lots of information. The above address is for an
esoteric element of the information, called "Discus-
sions."
The discussion section is basically just that a
discussion of the various computer models, data from
ocean buoys, satellite imagery and all the other stuff
that goes into a forecast.
I guess you could call it the behind-the-scenes look
at a tropical disturbance.
For example, with Hurricane Isabel, several of the
computer models were arguing for a more northerly track
days and days before the turn actually became a reality.
The official forecast did not bring up that northward turn,
since only two or three of the models were predicting it at
the time, but the forecasters in their discussions were say-
ing it had a good chance of veering right.
And so it eventually did, sparing Florida again
from a Category 5 storm.


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grants available
The Southwest Florida Water Management District
is looking for education programs and activities that are
worthy of grants up to $5,000.
Holmes Beach City Commissioner Don Maloney
said the programs should help others learn more about
protecting the water resources in their neighborhoods,
such as alternate water resources, water quality, con-
servation, and flood protection.
He noted that last year the Holmes Beach Civic As-
sociation received a grant for its mailing telling residents
how they could help improve stormwater drainage.
Applications are due by Oct. 17. For an application
form and guidelines, call Maloney at 778-4865 or
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If you can name it, you can probably catch it now


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Late-summer fishing is in full swing right now,
with almost anything you would want to catch just
waiting for the right-size hook.
Grouper have moved farther out into the Gulf of
Mexico, in the 100-foot depths, and there are also good
reports of snapper and some tuna, wahoo and mahi-
mahi.
Mackerel are still pretty thick along the beach, and
pier reports of sharks are also coming in.
Backwater fishers report excellent catches of red-
fish and snook right now, as well as a few flounder.
I was even able to put a charter onto a small tarpon
in Terra Ceia Bay last week.
Expect the fishing to continue to be good for at
least another month.
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
wade fishers are catching a few redfish, while boating
anglers report good mixed-bag catches, although it's
taking some time and effort. Offshore grouper seem to
be even farther offshore right now, in the 100-foot-plus
depths.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said
fishing is in its normal summertime mode right now,
with good reports of snook and redfish coming in but
trout running small. Offshore grouper action is good
right now, but the fish are in deeper water. Gag and
red grouper are running to 30 pounds, but you've got
to get out into about 160 feet of water to get the big
ones, Bill said, adding that there are also reports
coming from 'way out there of dolphin, wahoo and
tuna.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
lots of redfish are coming to the docks right now, plus
a few keeper-size snook, black drum up to 10 pounds
coming from the cut, and flounder are starting to appear
with more frequency.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business out of
Catchers Marina in Holmes Beach said it's "catch-
what-you-want time" right now: snook to 32 inches in
length, oversize redfish, limit catches of mackerel on
almost every trip, plus mangrove snapper.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach out of Catchers said he's getting into
lots of mackerel along the beaches, plus redfish and
snook in the bays on the higher tides.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide out of
Catchers said he's catching red and gag grouper on
almost every trip out in the Gulf right now, and for
those who want to go really far out there are good
catches of Warsaw grouper. He's also filling the cool-
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fishing action to be better than normal, with snook,
redfish, trout, flounder, and mackerel making up most
of his catches last week.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said fishers there
are catching lots of big reds, big snook, small mackerel,
whiting, pompano, a few permit, and one good-sized
cobia was hooked and lost. One lucky angler also
caught a 27-inch-long gag grouper and brought it to the
deck.
Cliff Alcorn at the Anna Maria City Pier said
they're reeling in mackerel, small bonnethead and
blacktip sharks, some legal-size snook at night, lots of
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too big to keep. We caught more than a dozen redfish
on one trip last week, all within the slot limit, plus a
little 15-pound tarpon in Terra Ceia Bay.
Good luck and good fishing.
Capt. Mike Heistand is a 20-year fishing guide.
Call him at 779-9607 to provide a fishing report. Prints
and digital images of your catch are also welcome and
may be dropped off at The Islander, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach, or e-mailed to
news@islander.org. Please include identification for
persons in the picture along with information on the
catch and a name and phone number for more infor-
mation. Snapshots may be retrieved once they appear
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307 Iris St. ..................... $475,000
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106 Gull Dr. ................... $599,000
606 Dundee Ln ............ $549,000
511 59th St ................. $595,000
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3810 Sixth Ave............ $425,000
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Spanish Main #702 ......... $235,000
Westbay Cove #226. ....... $199,000
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OFF-WHITE LEATHER couch, oversized matching
chair and ottoman. All perfect condition. $200 or best
offer. Call 795-0980.

HURRY SALE at Niki's Island Treasures! Breakfront
china cabinet, was $175, now $85; sterling jewelry 50
percent off; select gifts and shellcraft 50-70 percent
off. Visit our antique mall, 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. 779-0729. Open seven days, 9:30am-5pm.

EMBROIDERY: We offer quality embroidered pro-
motional T-shirts, caps and golf shirts. We can digi-
tize your custom logo for your organization or busi-
ness, 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.


LONGBOAT KEY HISTORY "From Calusas to Condo-
miniums" by Ralph B. Hunter. Signed copies available
at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
778-7978.

FITNESS CLUB CONTRACT for couple. Pick-up my
contract and save a lot. 778-7309.


ROSER THRIFT SHOP open Tuesdays, Thursdays
9:30am-2pm; Saturdays, 9am-noon. Donations
Wednesday. Always 50 percent off racks. 511 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria. 779-2733.

MOVING SALE SATURDAY, Sept. 20, 8am-3pm. Furni-
ture, books, bicycle, antiques, tools, household items and
miscellaneous 513 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach.


FOUND: GLASSES on Sept. 12 on the beach, be-
tween Oak and 77th. Call 778-0821.

FOUND:,FEMALE YORKIE in Bradenton Beach
near Beach House. Call Terry 747-1278.


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.



2000 CHEVROLET TRACKER: Convertible, black
with only 37,000 miles. Cold air conditioning, CD
player, cruise control, and more. Like new! Great
Island car. $7,750. Please call, 779-9737.

1988 DODGE DYNASTY, clean Island car, awe-
some air conditioning, great stereo. $800 or best
offer. Call 812-3455.

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.

10-FT. SMOKER CRAFT, aluminum boat, firehouse
rail, $400; three-person kayak, $700; 3.5-hp
Johnson motor, three hours, bought new in 2003.
Cash only. 761-3739.

DON'T WAIT TILL it's time to play to have your boat
services. Service, sales, storage, dockage, bottom
paintings. Call Captain John's, 792-2620.



EGMONT EXPRESS CHARTERS. Summer spe-
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tomers. Sunsets, snorkeling, Sarasota Bay, Egmont
Key and more. Custom tours available. See dolphins
all day! Hourly, half-day and full day. Call 778-7459
or 720-5470.

LET'S GO FISHING! Call Capt. Mike Heistand on
the charter boat "Magic." Full or half day backwater
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779-9607.

FISHING FOR a good deal? Look in The Islander.


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BABY-SITTING AND PET-SITTING My name is
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$3/pet, $2.50/hour for each additional pet or child.
Please call 778-7622, 778-7611 or 447-8593.


ISLAND SPORTS BAR: All-year clientele. Beer/
wine, good lease, smoking OK. $85,000. Call
Longview Realty, 383-6112.


REAL ESTATE: Tired of paying office fees? Two
experienced agents needed for fast paced, high traf-
fic Island office. Top splits, sign-on bonus. Call
Wedebrock Real Estate today! "Personalized, not
Franchised". Call Joe Pickett, 383-5543.

YOUTH TEACHER/COUNSELOR needed at Anna
Maria Island Community Center. After-school pro-
gram (grades K-5) seeks dependable, responsible,
team player in an exciting environment. Work 25-30
hours per week, Monday-Friday and some Satur-
days. Pays $7-$9/hour, depending on experience/
education. Call Sara, 778-1908.

LONGBOAT KEY UPS Store. Retail clerk with ex-
cellent customer service and computer skills. Call for
interview, 383-8989.

EXTREMELY BUSY non-profit office seeks outstand-
ing team player. Verbal, written, communication and
math skills as well as the ability to write formal letters
and grant reports. Lots of common sense, problem
solving skills and patience and a positive, professional
attitude a must! Qualifications: Proven knowledge of
Microsoft Word, Excel. Must be responsible, orga-
nized, accountable and detail oriented. Mus hnoae ini-
tiative and the ability to anticipate needs and make it
happen. Confidentiality is a job requirement. Must
have stable work history, excellent multi-tasking skills.
Professional manner, dependable with ability to work
independently and pro-actively in a fast-paced environ-
ment. E-mail your resume to Kconst@att.worldnet.net

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

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

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED at Turtle Watch. AMITW
is seeking volunteers with customer service or re-
tail experience. Greet and inform visitors at our
education center and/or to help with nesting activ-
ity on our beaches. Training is provided, please
contact the Turtle Watch Education Center for more
information. Amy Talucci or Suzi Fox, 778-1435.



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

CNA: 15 YEARS experience with excellent refer-
ences will care for you in your home. Please call
708-0990.



MAN WITH SHOVe-L Plantings, natives, cabbage
piaL,-r patio gardens, trimming, clean-up, edgings,
more. Hard-working and responsible. Excellent ref-
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LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
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DRIVE! Charming duplex, short
half-block to beach. Continue
using as duplex or convert to
larger single-family home. Re-
cent updates include tile floors,
exterior and interior paint,
newer A/C, wooden deck. Large 2BR/1 BA and 1 BR/1BA. Great rental
history, tenants in place. A must see! Priced to sell at $325,000. Call
Stephanie Bell, Owner/Agent 778-2307 or 920-5156. MLS# 93114.





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

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

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

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


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

THE ROYAL MAID Service, licensed, bonded, in-
sured. Professional, experienced maids, free estimate,
gift certificates available. Please call 727-9337.

BENNETT'S APPLIANCE/AC and Household Ser-
vice. Service all brands, eighteen years experi-
ence. All repairs warranteed. Call 746-8984, cell
545-5793.

HOUSE CLEANING Permanent weekly or bi-
weekly. Experienced, reliable. Call for a free esti-
mate and ask for Marieta, 722-4866.

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

MABEL'S CLEANING: Houses and offices, honest,
excellent references. Free estimate. Quality job. Call
758-2140.


K.A.S. CLEANING: Employee owned, servicing pri-
vate homes, condos, rentals and seasonal homes.
Concierge services and home watch. Call 792-6660.

HAVE PRINTER will print. Professional computer
printing services. Any quantity. Brochures, post
cards and more. Located on the Island. Call
778-2071.

LINDA AND ANN'S Cleaning Service. 30 years in
business. Call for rate or reference, 794-2583.

EMBROIDERY: We offer quality embroidered pro-
motional T-shirts, caps and golf shirts. We can digi-
tize your custom logo for your organization or busi-
ness, 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, refrigera-
tion. Commercial and residential service, repair and/
or replacement. Serving Manatee County and the
Island since 1987. For dependable, honest and per-
sonalized service, call William Eller, 795-7411.
RA005052.

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

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

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


CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING and Lawn Mainte-
nance. Residential and commercial. Full-service
lawn maintenance, cleanup, tree trimming, haul-
ing, Xeriscape. Island resident. Excellent refer-
ences. 778-5294.









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cabinets and breakfast bars, textured ceilings with
fans and Hotpoint washers and dryers on each
level. Adorable shabby chic furnishings and whim-
sical wall coverings and borders create a cozy and
carefree beach ambiance, while easy-care vinyl
siding and oyster-shell landscaping make mainte-
nance a breeze. Located just one short block to the
Gulf, this endearing hideaway won't last long!
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it is broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior
discount. Call 778-2581 or 962-6238.

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

T&A LAWN CARE SERVICE. If you're not satisfied,
try us. Prompt, courteous and dependable. Full
service guaranteed. No job too small. We also do
tree trimming. References. Free estimates. 812-
2565 or 812-0368.

MANATEE MOWERS LAWN Service. Mowing,
trimming, edging, blowing. Call for free estimate,
778-7508.

CLOUD 9 LANDSCAPING Services. Quality lawn
and landscape maintenance at hard to beat prices.
Free estimates, please call 778-2335 or 284-1568.

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


PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and in-
stallation. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and
trees. Irrigation. Everything Under the Sun Gar-
den Centre, 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
778-4441.

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

OVER THIRTY YEARS craftsman experience. In-
terior, exterior, doors, stairs, windows and trim. Dan
Michael, master carpenter. Call cell 778-6898 or
cell, 320-9274.

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

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

ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place
classified ads and subscribe on line with our se-
cure server? Check it out at www.islander.org.


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

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

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


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

HOME REPAIRS & IMPROVEMENTS Carpentry,
painting, sheetrock, popcorn, doors, bi-folds, trim,
moldings kitchen remodeling, general repairs.
Homes, rentals. A.J. Winters, 713-1951.

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.

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

AFFORDABLE GARAGE STORAGE cabinets. Get
rid of the garage clutter! Free estimates.
www.garagestoragecabinets.com. Call 744-1617.
License: #C-9212.

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

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

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.

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

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

VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across
from beautiful beach, $375 to $500/week. Winter
and spring dates available. Almost Beach Apart-
ments, 778-2374.

ANNUAL RENTALS: Half duplex, 2BR/2BA, new ce-
ramic floors, $750; 2BR/1 BA, stackable washer/dryer
hookup. $725; New tile floors, stove, refrigerator, 1 BR/
1 BA, $650. Dolores M. Baker Realty, 778-7500.

NORTH SHORE DRIVE beachfront. Four spacious
3BR/2BA homes with all conveniences. Summer
rate, $1,200/week. Please call 778-2541 and leave
message or call (813) 752-4235. E-mail:
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-mnail:
Barbara@hartwellvillas.co.uk. Call 011-44-1256-
473469.


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


ANNL.!L- 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. 305 66th St., 2BR/1.5BA
duplex, pet OK, $900/month. Call SunCoast Real
Estate, 779-0202.

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.

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: captko452@aol.com.

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

RENTALS rent fast when advertised in The Islander.


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-
alty, 778-3377.

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.

ANNUAL RENTALS Brand new, beautiful 3BR/2BA
home, two-car garage minutes to beach. $1,350/
month. Nonsmoking, no pets. 1 BR/1 BA apartment
directly across street from beach. $580/month. Call
Fran Maxon Real Estate at 778-2307 for details.

BRADENTON BEACH Homes for sale or rent. Sea-
sonal or annual, 1 BR apartment, unfurnished, $700/
month includes utilities. Sandpiper Mobile Resort
778-1140, or e-mail: SandpiperResort@aol.com.

HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX, tropical 2BR/2BA, ga-
rage, screened lanai, remodeled, shady, quiet, un-
furnished. Nonsmoking, no pets. $975/month an-
nual. Call 776-1789.

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.

BAYFRONT APARTMENT: 1 BR/1 BA unfurnished,
$650/month, first, last, security. Cottage 2BR/1 BA,
unfurnished, $700/month, first, last, security. 795-
1243 or 778-5807.
NORTH HOLMES BEACH West of Gulf Drive, 3BR/
2BA house, ground level, furnished, available De-
cember-March 2004. Call (423) 288-5392 or e-mail:
amihbhouse @ earthlink.net.

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

2BR/1BA TOTALLY renovated duplex with under-
cover parking, storage area. washer/dryer. Steps to
Gulf and bay. 2516-E Avenue B in Bradenton
Beach. Call (813) 300-8543 or (941) 778-0635.

ADORABLE CANALFRONT newly renovated Anna
Maria home. 2BR/2BA, washer/dryer, garage. One
block to Gulf. $1,400/month. Six-month minimum.
Call 778-2880.


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QUAINT WATERFRONT 2BR/2BA with dock.
Dead-end street, sailboat water, great location and
layout. $1,500/month, annual only. Super clean!
730-0536.

150 STEPS TO GULF. Seasonal, 2BR/2BA Im-
maculate ground-level home. Nonsmoking, no pets..
(813) 961-6992 or e-mail:
ghowcrof@tampabay.rr.com.

SPECTACULAR SARASOTA BAYFRONT. Annual
rentals. Quiet south Bradenton Beach. Furnished
and unfurnished 1, 2 and 3BR. $850/month-$1,350/
month. Please call 545-3285.

ISLANDER CLASSIFIED: The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
advertising!

NEWLY REMODELED 2BR/1BA duplex in
Bradenton Beach. Just steps to beach. First, last,
deposit. (757) 253-2382.

HOLMES BEACH CANALFRONT home, 2BR/
2BA, completely furnished, garage, laundry, dock,
many extras. $750/week, $2,000/month. Call
(813) 286-9814.

SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER SPECIAL 1BR/2BA fur-
nished, spacious, steps to beach on Anna Maria
Island, cable, washer/dryer. Only $395/week, plus
tax. Call 778-1098.

IMMACULATE BEAUTIFULLY furnished 3BR/
1.5BA canalfront home. Garage, laundry, dock,
large screened lanai, walk to beach, nonsmoking,
annual, monthly or seasonal. Call 779-2005.

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ANNUAL RENTAL one block to beach. Elevated 3BR/
2BA, freshly painted, new carpet, cathedral ceilings,
full size washer/dryer, two open porches, large stor-
age in carport available. Now $1,400. Duncan Real
Estate, 779-0304.

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

NEW FOR SEASON: Bayfront 2BR home with
dock, $3,000; Elevated 2BR villa, pets OK, $2,400;
Palma Sola Harbour, 2BR condo with dock, $2,100.
Call Duncan Real Estate, 779-0304.

KEY WEST-STYLE 800-ft. to Gulf or bay. 3BR/
2.5BA, four-car garage, 2,000 s.f. living area. Many
upgrades, 30-foot screened lanai. $2,000/month.
Call 794-9921 or 232-1369.

BRAND NEW 3BR/2BA Heron's Watch, two-car ga-
rage, upgrades, $1,200/month; Perico Bay Club, wa-
terfront, 1,650 sq.ft., 3BR/2BA, two car garage,
$1,450/month. T. Dolly Young Real Estate, 778-0807
or 794-9921.

2BR/2BA apartment, washer/dryer hook-up. Private
parking. Available first week in October. First, last,
security. $850/month, annual lease. 2304 Avenue C,
Bradenton Beach. Call 778-5136.

ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH 3BR/2BA, elevated
duplex, oversized two-car garage, fenced yard,
washer/dryer hook-up, screened porch. $1,500/
month, plus security. Call 761-8821.


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WINTER RENTAL 2BR/2BA on Anna Maria Island,
three blocks to Gulf of Mexico. Fully furnished, large
yard, Jacuzzi, garage. Available October through
June, $1,950/month. Rent for five months at $1,850/
month or six months at $1,800/month. Call JoAnn,
(828) 669-9234.

PINE BAY FOREST 2BR/2BA condo, all appliances,
two lanais, carport, one block to Palma Sola Bay,
heated pool, tennis courts, hot tub, sauna, unfur-
nished, annual. $975/month. Call 792-0973.

COMMERCIAL LEASE: Prime commercially zoned
space on Anna Maria Island located on a major artery.
Great visibility. Approximately 2,800 s.f. Attractive
building fronting on two streets. Excellent parking. For
information call owner/Realtor, 745-0959 or 794-8991.

HOLMES BEACH 3BR/2BA, no pets. $900/month.
Call 725-4190.

ANNUAL RENTALS available now. 1BR and 2BR
$575-$1,100/month. Pets welcome. Something for
everyone. Perico Bay Club 2BR/2BA furnished condo,
water views. $1,100/month, most utilities included.
Take advantage of great move-in specials. Call Island
Real Estate, 778-6066.

2BR COTTAGE, Anna Maria, quiet area, $750/month.
First and last. Call 779-1161.

JANUARY/FEBRUARY/MARCH seasonal rentals still
available! Many to choose from. Web site:
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land Accommodations, (866) 264-2226 or 779-0733.


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CAYMAN CAY 2/2 Across from white sand beaches. Ground floor,
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furnished. Well maintained. $299.000.

5400 CONDO 2/2 Gulfview, white sand beaches, ground floor villa,
paver-stone deck (watch sunsets), two pools, small 44 unit complex,
well maintained, covered carport, partially furnished. Ready for
winter rental. $515,000. Call for weekend OPEN HOUSE times.
SEASONAL & ANNUAL RENTALS
GULF BEACH 2BR/2BA, view, pool, beautiful vacation spot.
MARTINQUE Gulffront 2BR/2BA, pool, tennis, elevators.
5400 GULFFRONT complex, 1 and 2BRs, pool.
BEACHFRONT 3BR/2BA home, tastefully decorated.
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deep water, pool and spa. tio0, 5BR/5BA, pool/spa.
$2,595,000. $1,570,000.





ANNA MARIA 3BR home ANNA MARIA beachhouse
one block to beach, renovated with guest cottage, and sepa-
inside and out. New pool rate buildable lot. $1,950,000.
$579,900.


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3BR/2BA elevated duplex unit in Holmes beach,
garage, workshop, open porch/balcony, exterior/in-
terior entrance, central heat/air, washer/dryer hook-
up, annual lease. $1,200/month, includes lawn care.
Call 371-8183.



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

NORTHWEST BRADENTON Executive 4BR/2.5BA
pool home. Many deluxe features. Dual fireplace,
eat-in kitchen, large family room, formal dining room,
circle drive, immediate occupancy. $349,000. Carol
R. Williams, C & C Real Estate, 744-0700.

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

NORTHWEST BRADENTON Hawthorn Park, 4BR/
3BA, pool and spa, outdoor kitchen, too many
amenities to list. Model condition. $389,000. Michael
Nink, Wedebrock Real Estate, 383-5543.

GULF WATCH: Gorgeous 2BR/2BA turnkey fur-
nished unit with Gulf views.$419,900. Weekly rent-
als OK. www.Latitude27Realty.net or 744-2727.


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:
pkplanck@coldwellbanker.com Coldwell Banker
Residential Real Estate.

BRADENTON BEACH 2BR/2BA turnkey furnished
unit on Intracoastal and one block to the beach. Lo-
cated in a six-unit building with docks. Priced for im-
mediate sale, $329,000. Contact Roger at (941)
650-7580.

WATERFRONT LOTS and home between
Englewood and Boca Grande: Six lots with seawalls
and one home, deep water, no bridges, one tip lot
directly on Intracoastal and bay. You dock to the
Gulf in three minutes. Properties affordably priced
from $220,000. (570) 943-2516.

FOR SALE BY OWNER: Flamingo Bay, 3BR/2BA,
peek of bay. Caged pool. 2,500 sf, fireplace, se-
cluded lot. $339,000. Call 794-6858.

DUPLEX: BEAUTIFUL, built 2001/2002. 3,500 s.f.
6BR/4BA, sun deck, storage house, corner lot, 100
by 100 feet, completely furnished. West of Gulf
Drive, 600 feet to beach. Walk to shopping center.
Must see! $850,000. Owner, 778-2930.


WATERFRONT LOTS and homes between
Englewood and Boca Grande: Six lots with seawalls
and two ground-level waterfront homes, deep water,
no bridges, one tip-lot directly on Intracoastal and bay,
your dock to the Gulf in three minutes. Properties
affordably priced from $220,000. Possible owner fi-
nancing on some, as low as 3.5 percent. Call (570)
943-2516.

TWO GULF-VIEW homes for sale. New construction,
Bradenton Beach. 3BR/2BA, over 2,000 sq. ft. Two-
car garage. Starting at $649,000. Call Florida Prime
Realty LLC, 778-1098.

UNIQUE CANALFRONT HOME, spacious deck,
deep-water dock with boat lift. 3BR/3BR, den, upper
master with bonus room. 560 56th St., Holmes Beach.
778-6063. Asking $775,000.

STEPS TO BEACH home/duplex. 3BR/2BA home,
presently used as 2BR/1 BA and 1 BR/1 BA duplex. Great
bayviews, unique cedar chalet design. Only $295,000 for
quick sale. By owner, 922-2473 or 928-3880.

BEACH TO BOONDOCKS: Rural Florida at its best.
Small quaint park, east side of Terra Ceia Bay. Mobile
homes starting at $2,000. Call 722-7114.

DUPLEX AWESOME PRICE. 311 63rd. St.,
Holmes Beach. 2BR/2BA and approximately 1,100
sq.ft. on each side. $395,000. Call 779-2700.


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pacifist
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28 Architect Jones
32 Debate stopper
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75 Part of a Christmas
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112 Salon activity
113 Welcomes
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117 Woody's son
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2217 GULF DR. N.
BRADENTON BEACH
(941) 778-2246
(800) 211-2323


ANNA MARIA BAY FRONT Lush tropi-
cal bayfront setting with 3BR/2BA, older
home on a large 75-by-198-ft. lot with
deep-water dockage. Short distance to
beach. Remodel or build new. Dave
Moynihan, 778-2246. #93749.
$945,000.









TOTALLY RENOVATED Impeccable
3BR/2BA residence and only one block to
beach. Improvements include new roof,
A/C, windows, doors, electric, Mexican
tile and more. Dave Moynihan, 778-2246.
#90350. $374,900.


UNIQUE WATERFRONT DUPLEX
3BR/3BA has with partial Gulf views.
Each has private two-car garage. Short
distance to the beach. Dave Moynihan,
778-2246. #91438. $795,000.



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GULF VIEW TOWNHOUSE Enjoy Gulf
views from this spacious 2BR/2.5BA
townhouse. 1,536 sq.ft. of living area,
open plan, tiled floors. Private two-car
garage. Steps to beach. Dave
Moynihan, 778-2246. 0195345.
$325.000.


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. $459,000.


ISLAND DUPLEX IN BRADENTON
BEACH Best priced Island duplex, 1BR/
1 BA each side, vaulted ceilings, Terrazzo
floors. Short distance to beach. Tenants in
place. Dave Moynihan, 778-2246.
#92955. $275,000.


THE HIBISCUS Four
bayside condomini-
ums with boat dock
and pool. Starting at
$795,000.
For details please call
779-2700


SEASONAL RENTAL 127 52nd St, Holmes Beach. 2BR/1BA
newly renovated, furnished with a one car garage, washer/dryer.
Just steps to the Beach. $2000/month incl. utilities. Call Jay
Heagerty 941-727-2800
ANNUAL RENTAL 127 52nd St, Holmes Beach. 2BR/1BA newly
renovated, one-car garage, washer/dryer. Just steps to the beach.
$850/month. Call Jay Heagerty, 727-2800

WINTER RENTALS!
Not too early to book Plan your winter rental!
Good choices available.
Call us now at 800-211-2323 or 778-2246


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