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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: October 8, 2003


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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Manatee -- Anna Maria
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Skimming the news ... The Islander football contest winner, page 31.

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"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"

Volume 11, No. 48 Oct. 8, 2003 FREE

Fewer voters for Island's November elections

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
There are fewer and fewer people registering to
vote each year on Anna Maria Island, an indication the
Island is losing some of its permanent population.
And with an average voter turnout of around 40
percent in the most recent elections in Anna Maria
and Bradenton Beach, some of the election results in
those two cities this November could well be de-

AME construction team

tackles budget cuts

to pare $1.3 million
By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria Elementary School's construction
project team is evaluating potential cost-cutting items
to reduce its inflated budget.
The school project team will be presenting an up-
date on the design plans at the AME Parent-Teacher
Organization meeting Oct. 14 in the school auditorium.
Estimates based on the design development docu-
ments for AME's new school construction is reaching
$6.9 million $1.3 million over budget.
Approximately $500,000 of the excess expenses
are due to community-requested enhancements of the
metal roof, Bahama shutters, landscaping plans and
modifications to the auditorium. However, Tom
Sidgmore, contractor W.G. Mills senior project man-
ager, and Larry Roemer, Manatee County School Dis-
trict project team coordinator, assured community rep-
resentative Maria Facheris that these items would not
be considered in their effort to cut back expenses.
Team members reviewed a preliminary list drafted
by Sidgmore at the team's weekly Thursday meeting.
Roemer said that suggestions for cost-reduction
items will be discussed by the entire project team and

cided by just a few votes.
Bradenton Beach had just 898 registered voters as
of Oct. 6, the deadline for registration for the Novem-
ber city elections, according to the Manatee County
Supervisor of Elections office.
That's a decline of 12.8 percent from the 1,030
voters the city had registered for its 2002 election and
an astounding 21 percent from the 1,136 voters regis-
tered in November 2000.

With five candidates vying for the two available
seats on the city commission, and four candidates for
the mayor's position, only a few people in the city are
left to vote, and even fewer may show up on Nov. 4 to
cast a ballot.
Considering the voter turnout in Bradenton Beach
in 2001 was just 42.9 percent (416 voters), any of the

Coastal Cleanup Day on Anna Maria Island, Palma Sola, Cortez
Bradenton Brownie Troop No. 74 collected some six bags of trash and earned credit for its public service
badge Saturday during Coastal Cleanup Day. The young scouts turned in their collection at Kingfish Boat
Ramp in Holmes Beach. They are, left to right, De' Angela Mathis, Crystal Lanum, Dara Reihbein, Katelyn
Long, Madison Moore, Tiffany Emans, Victoria Najmy and Gillian Palino. The troop leader is Judy Palino.
Islander Photo: J.L. Robertson

No Hilton ahead in Anna Maria's future:

building official search starts over again

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
DeSoto County planning and zoning director Larry
Hilton has turned down Anna Maria's offer to become
the city's building official, citing the long commute
between Arcadia and Anna Maria as a factor.
Mayor SueLynn told the city commission at a special
meeting Oct. 1 that Hilton had indicated he would con-
tinue to live in Arcadia and commute to Anna Maria daily
if he took the job, but it would be up to his wife.
His wife, apparently, was opposed to any commute
and opposed to relocating to Manatee County. Arcadia
would be about a 90-minute drive each way from Anna
Hilton had originally withdrawn his name from
consideration because of salary and job description
concerns, then asked to be put back in the race after
attending an Anna Maria City Commission meeting
and learning the maximum salary could be $55,000
Hilton was the top choice of the city's three-per-
son selection committee, followed by former
Bradenton Beach building officials Bill Sanders and

Whitey Moran.
SueLynn, however, said she wasn't interested in
either of those two for the job.
Based upon information she's received, "I would
not choose to offer the job to either of them," she said.
Instead, the mayor is going to re-advertise the po-
sition for another 10 days, and has gone through the
original applications and found a top candidate, who
will be interviewed as soon as possible.
That candidate, Richard Santos, is presently a se-
nior commercial building inspector in Lake County,
about 30 miles west of Orlando.
But the city is "under pressure" to get a building
official in place quickly, as Holmes Beach has indi-
cated it wants to halt building inspections for Anna
Maria on Oct. 15, the mayor said.
She'll discuss that situation with Holmes Beach
Mayor Carol Whitmore to see if that city can continue
providing Anna Maria with building official services
until the position is filled.
The mayor said she will make the final selection of
a building official and present that person to the city
commission for approval "as soon as possible."

Lapp ening

Author Dorsey tickets still
available for Oct. 11 lunch
There are still a few tickets left for an "up-
close and personal" luncheon and talk by
Florida mystery author Tim Dorsey Saturday,
Oct. 11. Dorsey will sign copies of his latest
book, "The Stingray Shuffle," and talk about his
wacky mystery novels at Ooh La La! Bistro
beginning at 11:30 a.m.
He may even talk about his newest novel,
"Cadillac Beach," due to be published in Feb-
Dorsey will chat about his books, sign cop-
ies of "The Stingray Shuffle," and otherwise
entertain beginning at 11:30 a.m. Saturday,
Oct. 11, at Ooh La La! Bistro, 5406 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Tickets, which include a
copy of the book and lunch, are $50. The event
is sponsored by the restaurant, The Islander
newspaper, Circle Books on St. Armands
Circle, and the proceeds from the event will go
to the Tingley Memorial Library.
Reservations are strongly suggested, and
may be made by calling 778-7978.

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School budget trimming sought
chosen as a consensus.
The team has agreed to reduce the number of park-
ing spaces from 74 to 59 to save approximately
$37,000. The present school has 42 parking spaces.
The team agreed to lower the height of the audito-
rium ceiling from 15 feet to 10 or 12 feet. A consen-
sus has not yet been reached on whether to modify the
structural design of the auditorium to a pre-engineered
metal building with black infill instead of a concrete
and masonry-wall system.
Team architect Tom Cardinal also suggested ex-
tending the flat roof of the cafeteria and open breeze-
way to the adjacent art and music rooms. The class-
rooms are located behind the auditorium, which will
maintain a pitched-roof design.
Cardinal believes a significant amount could be
saved by discontinuing the pitched roof over the two
classrooms and he said it would also increase the visual
appeal, although the flat roof won't be visible from the
front of the campus. This item is still up for debate.
Also up for continued debate, Sidgmore suggested
reducing the roof overhang from four feet to two feet.
Cardinal objected, however, since the community em-
braced the four-foot overhangs and recognized it as an
acceptable "Island-style" architectural feature.
"The plans presented to the community were drawn
with a four-foot overhang," Cardinal said. "The building
will look very different with a two-foot overhang. I won't
even consider it unless the community agrees."
Sidgmore said the potential savings in reducing the
roof overhang would be $55,400.
Cardinal agreed to sketch the building with a two-foot
overhang so the community can visualize the difference
and provide feedback at Tuesday's public meeting.
The team also discussed changing the waterproof-
ing system for building exteriors. Initial plans were to
use a waterproofing membrane, protection board and
lath associated with a stucco-finish system, which
could cost $187,000.
Alternative waterproofing suggestions were for
using a roll-on waterproofing and acrylic paint or other
"cutting-edge" paints and rubber applications.
Facheris raised concerns about changing the water-

Bed tax hike OK'd for Manatee County

The Manatee County Commission yesterday
voted 5-2 to increase the county's resort tax on
rental accommodations, often called the bed tax,
from 3 to 4 percent.
Commissioner Jane von Hahmann, who repre-
sents Anna Maria Island and Cortez, along with at-
large Commissioner Joe McClash, voted against the
The increase was first proposed last March by
Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau Ex-
ecutive Director Larry White to finance the CVB bud-

get in the face of declining tourism revenues and the
loss of properties that have converted to condos.
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Di-
rector Mary Ann Brockman said a chamber survey
of its members found 99 percent were opposed to
the increase.
White said the increase is expected to raise an
additional $1 million in annual revenue for the
CVB, with about $91,000 of that coming back to
Anna Maria Island in the form of joint marketing
and advertising opportunities.

Major development hearing Thursday in Bradenton Beach
The Bradenton Beach Planning and Zoning Board will hear an application for a major development along
10th Street North at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9. South Beach Village developer Tom Chipain has proposed
eight three-bedroom units in two structures at the site of the parking lot for the Gulf Drive Cafe, running to
the east from Gulf Drive along 10th Street North. The meeting will be in city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.

proofing system to one that might not yet have a proven
track record. However, other team members assured
her that the school would be effectively waterproofed.
Roemer added several items to be considered at the

Oct. 9 team meeting, including installing concrete light
poles in the parking lot, eliminating the security cam-
era system and back-up generator previously proposed,
and possibly lowering the auditorium stage height.


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at Ooh La La! Bistro, 5406 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach.
Author of Florida Roadkill, Hammerhead Ranch,
Orange Crush and Triggerfish Twist.
Author's talk and luncheon, including
a hardcover edition of his most recent release, The
Stingray Shuffle, followed by a personal signing
session. Confirmed reservations required. Cost: $50.
Reserve with The Islander at 778-7978.

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Noriega ripped by

Bradenton Beach

Board of Adjustment

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Bradenton Beach Board of Adjustment Chairman
Ken Lohn has blasted developer Steve Noriega in a
letter to Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn, advising her to
be "cautious" of any project "advanced by Noriega."
"He [Noriega] will say anything to get what he
wants," claimed Lohn in his letter.
Noriega along with partner Robert Byrne own
GSR Development LLC, the company developing the
15-unit Villa Rosa housing project on South Bay Bou-
levard in Anna Maria. GSR is also involved in several
projects in Bradenton Beach.
Lohn said in his letter, which was sent on personal
stationary, that he owns two properties on each side of
a duplex Noriega is building in Bradenton Beach and
"there have been many problems with this project."
Even though he is chairman of the Bradenton
Beach Board of Adjustment, Lohn said he recused him-
self from that body to "bring an appeal of the building
official's decisions regarding that duplex."
Since that appeal, Lohn claims in his letter that
"Noriega has harassed me with a lawsuit" and "planted"
a story in the local media that was a "complete fabrication"
and a "deliberate misstatement of deliberations that we
conducted last January in the offices of Bob Welch, build-
ing official of Bradenton Beach."
Irr addition, said Lohn,.Noriega "initiated a baseless
ethics violation against me with the state board of ethics.
"Mr. Noriega will pursue a campaign of personal
destruction to get what he wants. Be forewarned," said
He concluded by saying he has "numerous ex-
amples of ongoing code violations at that site" in
Bradenton Beach.
Lohn said he "absolutely" stood by the contents of
the letter to SueLynn, saying every claim is "correct
and true."
He also defended his right to act as a private citizen
in filing his appeal of the building permit to Noriega.
"I don't give up my rights as a citizen just because
I serve on the board of adjustment. It's not unethical to
oppose a variance," Lohn added.
Noriega responded that Lohn's letter to SueLynn
was extremely "slanderous" and he has referred it to his
attorney, David Wilcox, for further action.
"This is typical stuff from Mr. Lohn," said Wilcox.
"It appears to have been drafted with the intent to cause
harm to Mr. Noriega. It's malicious, and Lohn, as a
public official, should know better. And the letter is
now a public document."
Wilcox said he and Noriega will discuss further
action on Lohn's letter, but noted GSR already has one
pending legal action against Lohn.
In Anna Maria, the city commission approved
GSR's preliminary plat plan for Villa Rosa last sum-
mer after several bitter and controversial public meet-
ings over the project.
Anna Maria's engineering firm recently conducted
a review of GSR's preliminary plat plan for Villa Rosa
and concluded only a few minor changes were needed.

More Tidemark troubles
The legal troubles for the Tidemark hotel and con-
dominium project in Holmes Beach continued this
week as lawyers for Brasota Mortgage Company on
Monday filed a mortgage foreclosure action of $1.7
million against Tidemark and the property.
Tidemark is already facing a $1.45 million foreclo-
sure action filed in July by Regions Bank of Florida.
A lawyer for Brasota Mortgage said his filing is to
foreclose on the second mortgage.
Tidemark developer Nick Easterling said recently he
is working on a partnership agreement with The Parlia-
ment Group real estate company of Dallas, although ap-
parently those plans have not yet been finalized.
Robert Crews Jr. of Parliament said there are a
number of issues to be resolved before his company
becomes an official partner in Tidemark, including the
payoff of the outstanding mortgages.



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Getting started
Restoration work began Saturday on Belle Haven Cottage at the Anna Maria Island Historical Museum.
Some of the volunteers were, left, Mark Larson, Larson Professional Painting; center, contractor Mark
Kimball; and, far right, president of the historical society Betsy and husband Gordon Atkinson. Islander
Photo: J.L. Robertson

Planks ready to preserve Belle Haven heritage

Historic Belle Haven Cottage fell into the bay
years ago when its underpinnings rotted out from un-
der it, but it will get a firm footing soon thanks to a
plank sale just beginning.
The Anna Maria Island Historical Society has be-
gun a plank-based fundraising effort for money to re-

Beer, wine sales again

OK'd for Bridge Street

French restaurant
By Paul Roat
Beer and wine sales have been approved again for
La Creperie on Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach, due
to an ownership change.
New owner Olivier Rose needed the approval of
the city's board of adjustment for a variance to sell al-
cohol within 200 feet of other licensed alcohol-selling
establishments on Bridge Street. The restaurant, at 127
Bridge Street, is too close to a number of
establishments that sell alcohol, including the Bridge
Tender Inn, the Drift In, the Sports Lounge, the Sun
House and Maestro's, among others.
With little comment by board members and no
comment at all from the public, the variance was unani-
mously granted last week.
It is at least the second time La Creperie has re-
ceived such a variance, the first in May 2000.
Bridgewalk's Sun House restaurant at Gulf Drive and
Bridge Street has also been granted a variance from the
city's alcohol-limiting ordinance, originally established
to halt a proliferation of lounges in that part of the city.
"My clients ask for it," Rose said. "We're French
based, and having wine is logical."
Rose was granted approval to sell beer and wine
from 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Although previous
sales had been limited to alcohol consumption with
meals, and although Rose said his plans did not call for
having any type of a bar, no stipulations to that effect
were placed on the variance.
He also had requested the beer and wine variance
be granted between the hours of 11 a.m. and 9 p.m., but
that was modified by board members.
The proliferation of variances from the alcohol
establishment setback requirements the city enacted in
1996 has prompted the board of adjustment to request
the city commission revisit the matter-- or at least take
the matter out of the purview of the board of adjust-
No action has been taken to date on the board's
request, filed in the form of a memo to the city com-
mission on behalf of the board of adjustment July 16.

store the old building, which is now on the society's
museum grounds, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
It was built at the end of the Anna Maria City Pier
in 1920, but fell into the bay in 1926 when the pilings
under it rotted away. The man who was renting the
cottage reportedly dived out a window to safety.
A deck similar to the pier's will be built around the
restored cottage, built of planks engraved with the
names of generous people here. Cost is $100 for one
line, $135 for two lines.
The opportunity is open to individuals, families,
civic organizations and businesses, said the society.
Further information may be obtained by calling the
society at 778-0492.


Anna Maria City
Oct. 8, 4 p.m., Capital Improvements Advisory Com-
mittee meeting.
Oct. 9, 7 p.m., city commission work session.
Oct. 13, 7 p.m., code enforcement board meeting.
Oct. 14, 6 p.m., comprehensive planning committee
Oct. 15, 6:45 p.m., Environmental Education and En-
hancement Committee meeting.
Oct. 16, 9 a.m., Federal Emergency Management Ad-
ministration Q & A meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall. 10005 Gulf Drive,

Bradenton Beach
Oct. 9, 6:30 p.m., planning and zoning board meeting.
Agenda: South Beach Village major development ap-
Oct. 10, 10 a.m., city commission work meeting.
Oct. 16, 1 p.m., city commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,

Holmes Beach
Oct. 9, 10 a.m., code enforcement board meeting.
Oct. 14, 7 p.m., city commission meeting with work
session to immediately follow.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,

Of Interest
Oct. 8, 10 a.m., Island Emergency Operations Center
meeting, WMFR Fire Station No. 1, 6001 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
Oct. 15, 3 p.m., Coalition of Barrier Island Elected
Officials Forum meeting, Anna Maria City Hall.


Another snag for Davis four-unit development

Legal counsel for the City of Holmes Beach has
agreed with legal counsel opposing the development of
a four-unit condominium at 5622 Gulf Drive that a
site plan review for the project is premature.
John Shubin, a Miami land-use attorney hired by
Ruthanne McLean and Barbara Coloney to oppose
Davis' proposed development at 5622 Gulf Drive, filed
an argument that the proposed site does not meet the
frontage requirements in the city code for the A- 1 zon-
ing district.
According to information gathered by Shubin from
the Manatee County Property Appraiser's Office,
Davis' property frontage measures 68 feet and the
minimum frontage required by city code is 80 feet.
Therefore, Shubin attests that before a site-plan
review can be made, Davis must apply for a variance.
David Persson of Hankin, Persson, Davis,
McClenathen & Darnell, who has been selected as the
city's special counsel to address issues associated with
the Davis site-plan applications for both 5622 and 5626
Gulf Drive, reviewed Shubin's argument and agreed.
The second site-plan application for 5626 Gulf

Parking aside,

Anna Maria


does business

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
While some people might argue that discussing the
Sept. 25 Anna Maria City Commission meeting aside
from the four-hour parking debate (see separate story)
might be like asking Mrs. Lincoln how she liked the
play, the commission did conduct other business at that
Commissioners approved the 2003-04 contract
with the Manatee County Sheriff's Office for police
services, but made it subject first to review by City
Attorney Jim Dye.
Mayor SueLynn reported that Manatee County is
giving the city one of its used chippers and a 15-year-
old dump truck.
The mayor also presented a proposal from
Wachovia Bank for a line of credit, but noted that the
bank wants a $3,000 application fee that is refundable
if the bank can't provide the loan.
The bank wants the city's capital improvements
plan and repayment plan included in the application,
but that's like putting the cart before the horse.
A long-term capital improvements plan has just
been completed by the city's Capital Improvements
Advisory Committee and commissioners have not yet
had the chance to review the document.
The bank's current variable rate on a line of credit
(pooled commercial credit loan) is 1.85 percent.
Commissioners will review the capital improve-
ments plan at their Oct. 11 workshop session and the
mayor will provide a "ballpark" figure from Wachovia
at the workshop on how much the city can borrow.
Commissioners were stumped on approving
$5,000 to Ed Barber and Associates to conduct water-
quality testing of the city's inland waters.
The commission couldn't decide if the money
should be taken from the 2002-03 budget, or the just-
adopted 2003-04 budget.
The money was supposed to come from the

Drive is for the addition of the house presently at 5622
Gulf Drive, which Davis plans to move to the front of
his Harrington House Bed and Breakfast Inn.
Persson stated in his letter to the city that the prop-
erty at 5622 is located within an A-1 zoning district and
meets the city's code requirements except for the lot
Persson advised that most zoning codes contain a
provision that addresses how to treat lots of record
made nonconforming by a zoning change.
"Most codes provide that such nonconforming lots
remain buildable for their intended purpose so long as
they meet minimum standards," said Persson.
This provision is called a savings clause and, ac-
cording to Persson, the present version of the city codes
does not include this clause.
Persson stated in his opinion that the requested use
of a nonconforming lot requires a variance because of
the lack of a savings clause in the code. And he believes
it would be premature for the city to consider the site
plan for 5622 Gulf Drive until Davis obtains a variance.
"Our families are pleased that their legal position has

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been validated by the opinion of the city's special legal
counsel," said Shubin. "[Persson] is a very well respected
municipal and land-use lawyer and I can't think of a le-
gitimate reason for the city not to adopt his opinion and
send this application back to the board of adjustment."
Persson recommended the city modify its code to
include a savings clause for legal nonconforming lots
of record, as well as updating code requirements to
clearly depict its vision of the community.
"While the update will require the expenditure of,
public funds," Persson said, "It is significantly less
expensive than litigating outdated or contradictory zon-
ing provisions."
Davis' condo project received two variances in
February, one for height increase and the other for side
setback reductions.
Shubin has challenged the legality of the public
notice for those variance hearings.
The site plan was scheduled to be heard by the city
commission at a special meeting Oct. 7, and the attor-
ney for Davis, Mark Barnebey, had not withdrawn the
matter by presstime.


AME imagines manatee
Holmes Beach City Commissioner Don Maloney invited Anna Maria Elementary School fifth-graders to
participate in the Imagine Manatee County visioning project. Maloney asked students to prepare an essay
explaining what they liked most, liked least, and what they wanted to see in the future for Manatee County.
Maloney said it only makes sense for the students to participate in the visioning process since they will be
the benefactors of change. Mike Wood of the Imagine Manatee project team will choose a winner from each
class. Winners will read their essay at a Holmes Beach City Council meeting and receive a $50 U.S. Savings

Bond. Islander Photo: Diana Bogan

$232,000 earmarked for capital improvements in the
2003-04 budget, but Commissioner Duke Miller
pointed out that testing water quality is not a capital
A motion to approve the funding was tabled until
the mayor could report on the best method of transfer-
ring the funds into the new budget.
The mayor said she wanted to reappoint Jim
Conoly to the planning and zoning board and also ap-
point current City Commissioner Chuck Webb to the
board when his term as commissioner expires after the

November elections.
Commissioners also approved a revised Florida
Department of Environmental Protection consent order
on the trimming of mangroves on city property near the
Roser Memorial Community Church.
The infraction took place in June 2003 and the DEP
notes in the new order that the trimming was an accident
and no prior offenses by the city had taken place.
The city is required to pay $850 to the DEP and
install new mangroves at the location of the acciden-
tal trimming.

Canniff, Woodland vie for vice chair spot in Anna Maria City

Anna Maria Planning and Zoning Board members Trudelle, who has moved on to the chairmanship
Charles Canniff and Dale Woodland were both nomi- after long-time chairman Doug Copeland resigned to
nated to serve as vice chair of the P&Z board at its Sept. devote more time to the city's comprehensive plan
22 meeting, but a final vote was deferred until the full review committee.
board is present at a meeting. The board also decided to take no action on a
Only four board members attended the Sept. 22 variance request to increase the height of a proposed
meeting. new residential structure at 812 Jacaranda from 37
The new vice chairman will succeed Ellen feet to 44 feet.

The variance, from Lisa Ann Kalo and Douglas
Verheul, has been continued for the past several board
meetings at the request of Kalo and Verheul, but no one
showed up at the Sept. 22 meeting on their behalf.
Board members agreed to have Trudelle write a let-
ter to Kalo and Verheul indicating that if no one again
showed up at the board's Oct. 27 meeting to discuss the
request, the board could take independent action.

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Water warning again issued for Bayfront Park

Bathers and beachgoers at Bayfront Park in Anna
Maria have been advised there is now a health problem
in the waters at both the northern and southern end of
the park.
The Manatee County Health Department last week
issued a health advisory for those waters after the most
recent five-week average of tests for enteric bacteria
(fecal coliform and enterococci) found levels higher
than those prescribed by the U.S. Environmental Pro-
tection Agency.
Two weeks ago, an advisory was issued for waters
at just the southern end of the park.
A health advisory was also issued for waters along
the Palma Sola Causeway near Bongo's, but a similar
advisory for waters tested at the eastern end of the
causeway was lifted.
The increased bacteria levels could cause human.
disease, infections and rashes, Manatee County Envi-
ronmental Health Director Charles Henry said.
The increase in bacteria levels at Bayfront Park
was related to the recent heavy rains and associated
stormwater runoff, Henry added.
When excess enteric bacteria is found at a test site,
it's an indication of fecal pollution, he observed, The
pollution could come from stormwater runoff, pets.
wildlife or human sewage.
Under a federally funded program, the county
monitors 10 area saltwater locations. When levels of
fecal coliform or other bacteria exceed the accepted
EPA standard for a five-week test average, a warning
is issued.

Voter roles drop again on Island
three races in that city could easily be decided by a few
votes, or lack thereof.
In Anna Maria, the five candidates seeking one of
the three city commission seats up for election also face
the same problem of fewer voters and the potential for
a low voter turnout.
According to the latest figures from the elections
office, Anna Maria has only 1,430 voters registered for

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its November election, a decline of 11.5 percent from
the 1,615 registered in February 2001.
Just 34.9 percent (529) of the city's registered voters
turned out to vote in the city's February 2003 election.
The four candidates seeking the three city commis-
sion seats up for grabs in Holmes Beach this Novem-
ber also face a lower number of registered voters than
in previous years.
The elections office reported that on Oct. 6,
Holmes Beach had 3,324 registered voters, a drop of
7.6 percent from the 3,599 registered in November
2002 and a 15.4 percent decline from the 3,928 regis-
tered for the November 2000 election.
But voter turnout in Holmes Beach does not appear


Candidate forums for

each Island city Oct. 18
The Islander newspaper is introducing a new
format this year for political candidates in all three
Island cities to meet with voters, discuss issues
and answer questions.
Instead of the old question-and-answer forum
of prior years, The Islander, in an effort to enliven
discussion and promote more debate on important
topics, will host a series of editorial roundtable
discussions among the candidates and Islander
The roundtable schedule Oct. 18 is:
Anna Maria, Anna Maria City Hall, 9 a.m.
Bradenton Beach, Bradenton Beach City
Hall, 10:30 a.m.
Holmes Beach, West Manatee Fire & Res-
cue District Station No. 1, 6001 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, 1:30 p.m.
The candidates have been invited and the pub-
lic is urged to attend.
In Anna Maria, three city commission seats
are up for election. The candidates include incum-
bent John Quam along with Carol Ann Magill,
Jeff Smith. Randall Stover and Dale Woodland.
Three city commission seats are also up for
election in Holmes Beach, with political new-
comer Pat Morton vying with incumbents Rich
Bohnenberger, Pay Geyer and Don Maloney.
In Bradenton Beach, Mayor John Chappie
faces current City Commissioners Dawn Baker
and Bill Arnold in the race for that office.
For city commissioner, Rick Bisio and John
Shaughnessy are the candidates in Ward I, while
Tricia Otto and Lisa Marie Phillips oppose each
other in Ward 2.
Incumbent Scott Barr faces Peter Barreda in
the race for Ward 3 city commissioner.

to be as low as in Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach.
For the November 2000 Holmes Beach election,
67.7 percent of the eligible voters cast ballots, accord-
ing to the elections office.

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Welcome back!
Yep. It's that time of year again.
Tax season? Yes. Election time? Yes. Kick off of
the holiday season? It's true the decorations are in
the stores for Christmas already.
But more importantly, our winter friends, affec-
tionately known as snowbirds, are flocking to the Is-
land in their annual migration from the chilly north.
Of course, with the snowbirds come increased traf-
fic which is not to say that's a bad thing.
Area businesses are bound to be overjoyed at the
prospects of more traffic, more business.
The problem residents here have during this time of
spending is the influx of people and inevitable gridlock.
Yes, there's more traffic, but we've got a few tips
collected from "seasoned" Islanders for avoiding road
Leave home VERY early for wherever you're go-
ing. The theory here is that if you have ample time to
get to your destination at the appointed time, your
feathers won't get so ruffled. Imagine ... being early!
Drivers: Never use your horn. That horn blaring
may frustrate the subject of your honking and create a
more serious situation. Imagine ... peace and quiet.
Another tip: Bicycle. This alternative puts your
legs to work and you gain the benefits of regular exer-
cise. You'll see the Island in a different light. Imagine
.. a healthier you.
Or you take the trolley to almost anywhere on
Anna Maria Island. It's fun, convenient and there's
even a new sport known as Xtreme Trolley. Ride from
start to finish, 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., looping north and
south and hop off only briefly for refreshments and
meals. Imagine ... it's free!
Watch for pedestrians at crosswalks. Pedestrians
need to alert drivers of their intention to cross the road
by waving, sticking a foot out, or making eye contact.
The crosswalk does not indicate cars must stop unless
you're in it. Imagine ... ugh, roadkill.
When you're stuck in traffic behind a car about the
same size as its "Show Me State" origin, remember,
most of the winter visitors will go home after Easter,
leaving behind much of the contents of their wallets
and purses in OUR wallets and bank accounts.
Thanks to the passage of an additional 1 percent
"bed tax" on accommodations, the Manatee County
Convention and Vistiors Bureau will be promoting the
beaches with renewed fervor.
Imagine ... we shall have many more seasons -
and many winter friends.

The Islander
OCT. 8, 2003 Vol. 11, No. 48
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V Editorial
Paul Roat, News Editor
Diana Bogan
Rick Catlin
Jack Egan
Jack Elka
Jim Hanson
Katharine Wight
V Contributors
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Gib Bergquist
Kevin Cassidy
Doug Dowling
Robert Noble
J.L. Robertson
Preston Whaley Jr.
V Advertising Sales
Nancy Ambrose
Rebecca Barnett
V Accounting, Classified
Advertising and Subscriptions
Julia Robertson
V Production Graphics
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'Bad tax fund'
As one of those who retired here in paradise 15
years ago, investing in real estate rentals (were there
retirement packages back then?), it is very disconcert-
ing to read that the commissioners are trying to decide
what to spend the extra property tax receipts on.
If I had any discretionary income, I'd probably
spend it to upgrade my rentals. That would provide a
little more in the "Bad Tax Fund."
Rosemary Heger, Holmes Beach

Road to Destruction
Welcome to Sardine County.
That's right, folks, the people of this community
should no longer have the honor and privilege to rep-
resent the name of that gentle creature that roams our
waterways with that open-space, easygoing, down-
home, laid-back personality.
We have finally gone too far with this massive, mi-
grating human population explosion. And whom can we
thank for this very near future tragedy we will all surely
suffer from, when we go broke paying for good drinking
water and severely disrupt our fragile ecosystem?
Well, of course it is the greed for money from our
economy-enhancing developers and our politicians'
revenue-enhancing tax and fee collectors. What a team!
Question is, do they really care if they end up destroy-
ing our quality of life, all for the sake of the economy? Is
this the best they can do? Are the dollar signs blinding
their political decisions? Is it true that most people only
use 10 percent of their mental capacity? Should we expect
our decision-makers to come down from Mars to reality
and finally put the brakes on this road destruction?
I hope the solution is not just changing our name
to "Sardine County."
It may very well be a free country, and it may very
well be "the economy, stupid," but God's Mother Na-
ture is a much greater and more powerful force than
any of our greatest developing technology.
Do you comprehend, Bradenton City Council and

Manatee County commissioners? Believe it. Don't be
Dale P. Schmnitz, Bradenton

Soccer thanks
On behalf of the Anna Maria Island Community
Center I would like to thank everyone who helped in
making our soccer banquet a huge success.
A special thanks to Sean Murphy and the Bistro at
Island's End for donating the dinner for the banquet.
Another special thanks to all who volunteered and to
all the parents who participated in helping us to raise
more than $1,700 for youth athletics. Thanks again and
good luck to all the players in the upcoming season.
Joe Chlebus, athletic director, AMICC

Thanks, beach folks
We are volunteers who patrol with the Anna Maria
Island Turtle Watch. We patrol from 26th Street to
Holmes Beach at the pier at the Manatee Public Beach.
We want to say to all the beach dwellers there
"Thank you!" for having turtle-friendly lighting this
year. Your compliance with the outside turtle-lighting
regulations is just great.
Again, thank you.
Lea and Norman Hay, Holmes Beach

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length. Letters must be signed, and include the city you
reside in for publication, and a phone number which is
for verification only. anonymous letters will not be
printed. All letters to the editor will remain on file in
our office and available to the public.
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Banfield strums, picks,

sings, collects, trades,

lives music
Like the taste of cold beer in the salty air, or the
smell of fried fish and ketchup rising from outdoor
tables or the sight of terns and pelicans tearing up
nearby bait?
Then you'll probably enjoy musician Howie
Banfield, another familiar and distinctive presence at
the historic Anna Maria City Pier, where he says
"people want to buy me a beer before I even start work-
He says he's been playing at the pier for "five or
six years. I can't remember."
However long it's been, from the kids who dance
to his children's songs, to the steady traffic of people
dropping money in his pitcher, people like it that he's
"I pretty much play what I want," says Banfield.
"I'm happy to play requests but my passion is roots
music, the roots of pop folk, bluegrass, ragtime,
western swing and hillbilly jazz."
He loves blues, too, but says, "I don't play 'em so
well, even though I do get the blues."
It's the kind of music he's been playing profession-
ally since he was 12 years old, and more recently, com-
petitively, in state contests and international festivals
like the one in Winfield, Kan. He says, "I've never
won, but I've placed second and third. I do best in the
smaller competitions for bluegrass and fiddle tunes on
mandolin and guitar."
Competition provides a way for Banfield to asso-
ciate with fine musicians, avoid complacency and im-
prove his playing. But he doesn't compete in music
only. He's also an excellent singles tennis player. "Last

year," he says "I ranked 16th in the state for my age
group. The rankings aren't out yet for this year."
He's a competitor, but on the pier he puts out a
relaxed vibe. Dressed in standard Island-songster garb
of tropical shirt, shorts, shades, fish-bill cap and deck
shoes, with a Martin D-16 working guitar" hanging
from his shoulder, Banfield plays and sings as easy and
fluid as zen -just like he likes it like his favorite
He says his favorites have "no white noise between
their musical thought and their finger tips."
Instrumentals like "Freight Train" and Chet Atkins'
"Windy and Warm" seem to run from his instrument
like water.
His voice is high and sweet with a trace of grit
added for texture. It's a unique voice and the right
strength for songs such as Neil Jordan's theme from the
movie "Midnight Cowboy," Harry Chapin's' "Cats in
the Cradle" or James Taylor's "Country Road." Con-
trary to what he says, he puts feeling into the blues.
And when he picks the country ditty "Red Wing," ev-
ery note rings.
Banfield's originally from Canada, but he says
"I've lived on the Island for 22 years and became a U.S.
citizen Nov. 26, 2002." And "like Americans do," he
bought a foreign car to commemorate the occasion.

Pickin' on
the pier
Howie Banfield
plays his favorite
roots" music and
popular tunes at
1 'the Anna Maria
City Pier. Islander
Photo: Preston
Whaley Jr.

"After six months of trying to keep up with payments,
I just paid it off too much work"
While Banfield's unassuming on stage, he's
plenty conspicuous in the vintage mandolin and guitar
trade. He owns at least 70 vintage guitars, and two
years ago he was the first person to ever pay more than
$50,000 for a mandolin.
"People in the trade accuse me of inflating the mar-
ket. Mandolins are going for double that now." It
makes the Island real estate market look sluggish.
Year 'round, he collects and trades instruments in
Toronto, Vancouver, Nashville, New York, Florida and
on e-Bay. He's accumulated an attractive collection.
Major Japanese guitar collector Macyasuda has made
plans to come and view it, he says, "but I'd rather buy
than sell, and I only sell what I don't like."
In addition to his solo gig at the pier, Banfield plays
in the Anna Maria String Band with his sister and ac-
complished fiddle player, Peggy Giblin.
He's collaborated with Preston Boyd on the score
for Bradenton's Riverfront Theater's production of
Tom Sawyer, which opened last week.
In college, "I majored in recreation," but he's a
self-taught musician who has long played music for a

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Scenic Highway committee updated on projects

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The Bradenton Beach Scenic Highway Committee
Corridor Management Entity received updates on a
number of projects at its Sept. 23 meeting, including
trolley shelters paid for by private corporations.
CME member Mollie Sandberg had prepared a
sample application for a trolley shelter at a particular
location, but after discussions with Building Official
Bob Welch, she indicated the CME might want to wait
until the city's bike paths are installed before proceed-
ing with more trolley shelters.
Sandberg said Welch thought an engineering study
might be needed on the drainage in a particular loca-
tion and also that the Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection might have to approve a location.
In addition, the city is going ahead with construc-
tion of its bike path along Gulf Drive and the CME
might want to wait until that project is finished before
tackling trolley stop locations, she said.
"I just feel it's too soon to proceed," Sandberg told
the CME.
There's also the question of funding for additional
trolley stops, either from private sources or public

Island Beat
living for local audiences and for people all over the
world in Japan, Europe, Canada, and the US.
His practice consists mostly in relearning songs
he's forgotten and polishing rusty techniques. It's a
process of constant review.
He prefers the mandolin to any other instrument, of
which he says David Grisman and John Reischman are
the masters. His favorite songwriters are James Taylor
and Michael Franks. And the best guitar player in the
world, according to Banfield, is Tommy Emmanuel,
because "there's no white noise" between his brain and
his fingertips.
Weather permitting, Banfield plays at Anna Maria
City Pier Thursday through Sunday evenings, depend-
ing on the night and the customers.

funds, said CME Chairperson Judy Giovanelli.
The CME agreed to have Manatee County Depart-
ment of Community Development Director Fred
Loveland attend an October meeting to give an update on
trolley shelters and potential funding for construction.
"We may devote an entire meeting to trolley shel-
ters and funding," said Giovanelli.
The Manatee County Area Transit has said it is

opposed to private funding for trolley shelters that will
include advertising for the donor, but the final decision
on that issue is up to the Bradenton Beach City Com-
The commission has also indicated it's against pri-
vate funding for trolley shelters that comes with adver-
tising a particular business or condominium project, as
had been proposed by the CME.

Police chase in Cortez nets bank robbery suspect

Cortez residents were treated to a horde of law en-
forcement officers invading their enclave last Wednesday
night, Oct. 1, as police chased a suspected bank robber
through their normally quiet neighborhood.
Manatee County Sheriff s Office deputies eventu-
ally caught and arrested Mickey Maguire, 27, of
Bradenton, and charged him with the Sept. 26 robbery
of the Wachovia Bank on 14th Street in Bradenton.
Sheriff's deputies had first tried to stop Maguire in

his vehicle on Cortez Road around 11 p.m. Oct. 1 af-
ter learning he was wanted for a parole violation.
Maguire failed to stop and abandoned his car in the
4500 block of 121st Street West before being chased
and caught by deputies. He later admitted to the bank
robbery, an MCSO spokesperson said.
Maguire was released on bail and two days later,
on Oct. 3, was arrested and charged with committing
another bank robbery earlier that day.

Veterans honored
Veterans of the Island
will be honored with
this sign, to be dedi-
cated informal ceremino-
nies at 10 a.mn. Oct. 24.
Placing the sign at the
Anna Maria Island
Butterfly Garden are,
left to right, Dean
Brown of Master Works
Signs, which provided
the memorial; Holmes
Beach City Commis-
sioner Sandy Haas-
Martens; and Nancy
Ambrose, who chairs
the butterfly garden,
5701 Marina Drive,
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HB zoning board

faces canal

It's a lawyer's dream.
Find a legal way to square a circle.
Zoning board members began wrestling unsuccess-
fully to find a resolution to a complex dock dispute in
August and continued the matter to its Oct. 9 meeting.
The case, which probably belongs in a law text-
book rather than in front of a city zoning board, in-
volves dock owners who say property owners with
docks are encroaching on their right to moor their boats
at their docks.
This tangled squabble began in April when Holmes
Beach Code Enforcement Officer Walter Wunderlich
cited Bill Lowman for encroaching on a seawall at the
residence of Mike McCaleb at 507 72nd St.
McCaleb lives at the T-end of the 72nd Street ca-
nal, an area where some docks are deeded to property
owners who reside elsewhere in Holmes Beach.
Marie Corbett also was cited, as she shares the
ownership with Lowman of the dock at the south side
of the T-end of the canal at 72nd Street.
The rub is that if the letter of the law were obeyed,
everyone would be right and wrong.
The problem is the code, Wunderlich told the zon-
ing board members. "In Section 66-109, it states that
you can't come within 10 feet of the property line, and
you're allowed to come out 20 feet," said Wunderlich.
The two property owners on the canal T-end could
come out 20 feet, but would be intruding on the pro-
truding docks owned by others.
Property owner McCaleb contends that because he
owns land on the canal, he should have preference over
other dock owners who have access but do not own
property there.
Not so, said Andre Perron, attorney for alleged
violators Lowman and Steve Lindhal, owner of another
encroaching dock. "We're set off more than 10 feet
from the side setback," said Perron, "and we're within



20 feet going out."
For more than two hours, board members, lawyers,
property owners and dock owners tried to find some
common way to legally justify six docks, four access
docks and two property owners' docks, in a space for
only four docks.
"This is the most complicated code enforcement

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Bradenton, Florida 34210

Residents of Holmes Beach are able to dispose
of solvents, latex or oil based paints, garden pes-
ticides, household chemicals, waste oil and other
household hazardous materials at designated
dates and sites in Manatee County.

These brochures available at City Hall,
5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach:

Hazardous Waste Disposal Information
Stormwater Drains off into the Bay Allowable/
Non-Allowable discharges to the system.
Protect your Family and Our Water Resources
from Household Chemicals
Hazardous materials can be dropped off at the follow-
ing locations:
Lena Road Landfill every third Saturday of the
month from 9am-3pm.
Several times per year items can be dropped off at
the Manatee County Public Works Complex, 4410
66th Street W., Bradenton and the Fairgrounds,
1303 17th Street, Palmetto.

For details and specific dates call the
Manatee County Public Works
Department at 792-8811, ext. 5423.

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But still, you have to apply the code to the situation.
The intent is for the property owners not to overlap."
Finally, Dye told board members that they were at
an impasse and would be unable to resolve the issue.
Also on the agenda for the Oct. 9 code enforcement
meeting are Island Fitness Center, a notice to enclose
the garbage receptacle and an abandoned vehicle at the
residence of Elefterios Stefantos on 74th Street.



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will explain the lost art of wooden boat-building when
the Anna Maria Island Historical Society meets
Wednesday, Oct. 15.
The group will meet at 2 p.m. at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. It will be
the first meeting of the 2003-04 season for the society.
Allen was curator of the North Carolina Maritime
Museum and the Philadelphia Maritime Museum be-
fore coming to Cortez to coordinate the transformation
of the 1912 schoolhouse there into the Gulf Coast
Maritime Museum.
In Philadelphia he created a wooden boat-building
program and is conducting a similar program for the
historic fishing village of Cortez. It is headquartered in
the Cortez Community Center, which itself is to move
into the revamped schoolhouse when that job is fin-
Further information may be obtained by calling the
historical society at.778-0492.

Firefighters hosting
golf tourney Saturday
The West Manatee Fire & Rescue District will host
its first golf tournament Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Palma
Sola Golf Club, 3807 75th St. W., Bradenton.
Check-in deadline is 12:30 p.m. and a shotgun start
will kick off the festivities at 1 p.m. Cost is $40 per
person, which will include greens fees and a cart.
The firefighters are still seeking sponsors of tour-
nament holes at $100, which entitles the sponsor to a
business advertising sign at a hole as well as one free
admission to the tournament. Other donations are wel-
come too, said Darren Vollmer, association president.
Reservations may be made and detailed informa-
tion received at 741-3900 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Chamber golf scramble
sign-up now
Golfers are being signed up now for the annual Fall
Scramble golf event sponsored by the Anna Maria Is-
land Chamber of Commerce.
It will be Oct. 25 at the Woodlands Golf Course,
5901 Erie Road, Ellenton. Cost is $45 per person,
which includes breakfast, lunch, cart and golf. There
will be many prizes for those attending, said the cham-
ber. Registration deadline is Friday, Oct. 17.
A continental breakfast provided by Publix will
launch the event from 8-9 a.m. The shotgun start
scramble will be from 9 a.m.-noon, followed by barbe-
cue lunch, raffles and awards starting at noon.
Sponsorships are available at $100 for a tee box,
$50 for a green.
Additional details may be obtained at 778-9679,
778-2343 or 778-1622.

Flu/pneumonia season
will open with shots
The flu season is upon us and with it come the
annual preventive inoculations, and the Manatee
County Health Department is ready and waiting.
The department will open its program on Mon-
day, Oct. 13, at its building, 410 Sixth Ave. E.,
Bradenton. Several other locations will have flu and
pneumonia shots during the season, including doc-
tors' offices.
"We have plenty of vaccine this year," said a
spokesperson for the county, "so there's no need for
everyone to show up on the first day."
The health department is not providing the new
nasal mist flu vaccine.
Medicare will pay the cost for its members, and
others will pay $15 for flu shots and $22 for pneu-
monia inoculations. Hours are 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m.
Monday-Friday, with the facility closed on the fourth
Friday each month.
The health department said that on Anna Maria
Island, shots will be available Oct. 30 at the Island
Chamber of Commerce, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach, and Nov. 21 at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
On Longboat Key, flu shots will be given for $20
at the Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy, 5380 Gulf of
Mexico Drive, starting at 10 a.m. Friday Oct. 10-17-
24 and Nov. 7.

Nancy Law

Nancy Law's floral art
comes to Gallery West
The paintings of Bradenton artist Nancy Law will
be featured at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach, from Sunday, Oct. 12, through Oct. 25.
Currently on exhibit there are color photographs of
Gary Guy of Bradenton.
Law said she knew she was on her way to success
when two of her early paintings were stolen from the
wall of a hotel she and her husband Rob were manag-
ing "I was flattered that somebody liked them
enough to steal them."
A career in the hospitality industry took the couple
to Antigua, whose year-around abundance of tropical
flowers provided her with an inexhaustible supply of
subjects. She won three prizes for her paintings in an
all-Caribbean show.
She works in acrylics to capture bright colors. In
addition to paintings, she decorates furniture and walk-
ing canes and paints murals.
Details on the Island Gallery West show may be
obtained by calling 778-6648.
'Super sale' scheduled Saturday
A "super sale" of accumulated miscellaneous house-
hold articles is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 11, in the
Cortez Community Center, 4523 123rd St. Ct. W.
Included will be many skeins of yarn, appliances and
a housefull of other items, said the sale's sponsors. Fur-
ther information may be obtained by calling 795-7121.

St. Bernard guild board,
general meetings set
The Women's Guild of St. Bernard Catholic Church
will have two meetings Wednesday, Oct. 9, at the church
social hall, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
The board of directors will meet at 11:15 a.m. and
the guild's general meeting will begin at 12:30 p.m.
Speaker will be Jackie White of Life-Line Inc. Details
may be obtained by phoning 778-2508.

Plant swap garden club's
first-meeting feature
Anna Maria Garden Club members and guests will
swap plants when the club opens its 2003-04 season at
12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15.
Members and visitors are asked to bring an indoor
or outdoor plant for trading at the meeting at Roser
Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria. Additional details may be obtained by calling
Power squadron classes Saturday
The Anna Maria Island Power Squadron will con-
duct boating safety classes from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Satur-
day, Oct. 11, at 1200 71st St. N.W., Bradenton.
The course will provide an overview of safety,
boating laws, weather, boat types, rules of the road,
boat handling, and distress signals. Cost is $28 for book
and materials, plus $7 for breakfast, lunch and snacks.
Additional details may be obtained at 778-8408 or

Principal will address Kiwanians
Kathy Hayes, principal of the Anna Maria Island El-
ementary School, will speak to the Kiwanis Club of Anna
Maria Island when it meets at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11.
The meeting will be at the Cafe on the Beach at the
Manatee County Public Beach, the west end of Mana-
tee Avenue in Holmes Beach. Details may be obtained
by calling 778-4748.

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Bayfest gears up,
seeks vendors
Island Bayfest, a festival of arts, food and music in
Anna Maria, is pretty well along the road to ready, but
it is looking for vendors in every category.
The event will be Saturday, Oct. 18, from 10 a.m.-
8 p.m. on Pine Avenue between Gulf Drive and
Sarasota Bay, said Mary Ann Brockman, executive
director of the sponsoring Anna Maria Island Chamber
of Commerce.
It is designed for people of all ages and will have
day-long live music. A classic car show is planned
from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., with public voting on the best car.
A feature again this year will be the "Taste of the
Island" foodfest with restaurants in the area providing
unique delicacies.
"One-of-a-kind" art will be provided by local gal-
leries and individual artists. Retail booths and nonprofit
spaces will be included, and there will be a children's
play area provided by Island Middle School and the
Anna Maria Island Community Center.
Draft beer, margaritas, bottled water and soft
drinks will be for sale.
Bringing music to the festival will be the IMS
Conch Fritters, Eric von Hahmann, Gumbo Boogie
Band, Koko Ray and the Soul Providers, and the Dr.
Dave Band.
Vendors should call for information Cindy Th-
ompson at 761-4766 for art, food and entertainment;
Brockman at 779-9412 for nonprofit and general infor-
mation; and Bill Mergens at 920-2277 for the classic
car show.

FEMA regulations meeting
in Anna Maria
Floodplain Inspector Martin Duran of the
Sarasota County Building Department will hold
a public meeting at the Anna Maria City Hall
from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 16 to an-
swer questions from Island residents regarding
Federal Emergency Management Agency regula-
tions affecting Anna Maria Island.

Manatee County Legislative
Delegation hearing Oct. 8
The Manatee County Legislative Delegation will
meet on from 2-5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, to consider
budget requests for fiscal year 2004 and proposed leg-
islation with local impact. The meeting will be held in
the Bradenton City Council Chambers located at 101
Old Main Street.
Further information may be obtained by calling

Magill correction
A story in the Oct. 1 issue of The Islander on the
parking issue in Anna Maria should have noted that city
commission candidate Carol Ann Magill supports the
motion passed by the commission to create designated
parking spaces on streets within the beach access zone
for everyone and provide additional locations within
the zone for handicap parking.


Dorothy Elizabeth Day
Dorothy Elizabeth Day, 81, of Bradenton, died
Sept. 27.
Born in Allenhurst, N.J., Mrs. Day came to Mana-
tee County from Belmar, N.J., in 1986. She retired af-
ter 20 years from Manasquan Elementary School,
Manasquan, N.J. She was former vice president of the
board of directors of Golf Lakes Mobile Estates. She
was a member of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Catho-
lic Church, Sarasota
Memorial Mass was Oct. 3 at the church. Memo-
rial contributions may be made to Hospice of South-
west Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238.
Wiegand Brothers Funeral Home, Sarasota, was in
charge of arrangements.
She is survived by husband Thomas; sons Thomas
M. IV of Holmes Beach, James of Old Forge, N.Y., and
Matthew of New Jersey; daughters Eileen Day Cytryn
of Fairfax, Va., Kathleen of Neptune, N.J., and Christy
Blanchard of Seattle; nine grandchildren; and two

Elsa C. Grossman
Elsa C. Grossman, 92, of St. Petersburg and for-
merly Manatee County, died Sept. 26.
Born in Germany, Mrs. Grossman came to Mana-
tee County from Philadelphia in 1974. She was a home-
maker and a volunteer with Bible Alliance and a Bible
study teacher. She attended Calvary Baptist Church.
Memorial services were Oct. 4 at Westminster
Shores Chapel, St. Petersburg. Burial will be in Man-
sion Memorial Park, Ellenton. Bradenton Funeral
Home was in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by daughters Lillian Bieling of
Holmes Beach and Hiawassee, Ga., and Dori Allibon
of Sun City Center; three grandchildren; and three

Wilber W. Reid
Wilber W. Reid, 91, of Bradenton, died Oct. 4.
Born in Carbondale, Ill., Mr. Reid moved to
Holmes Beach in 1957 and then later to Bradenton. He
was a rancher and owner-operator of Reid's Meat
Market in Bradenton. He served in the U.S. Army in
the South Pacific during World War II. He held a
master's degree from the University of Illinois. He was
a member of the Florida Cattlemen's Association, Al-
pha Gamma Rho fraternity and the University of Illi-
nois Alumni. He was a member of Trinity United
Methodist Church.
There were no services.

He is survived by wife of 67 years Frances; sons
David of Hollywood, Calif., and formerly Bradenton
Beach, and Don of Bronson, Mich.; two grandchildren;
and two great-grandchildren.

Carolyn L. Strickroth
Carolyn L. Strickroth, 62, of Bradenton Beach,
died Oct. 4.
Born in Baltimore, Md., Mrs. Strickroth moved to
Manatee County from Up-

planned. Memorial contri-
wabutions may be made to

Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd.,
Sarasota FL 34238. Griffith-
StrckrthCline Funeral Home, Island
SChapel, is in charge of ar-
She is survived by husband Robert; daughters
Krista K. of Ontario, Calif., and Terri L. of Upland,
Calif.; sons Kevin J. of Bluffton, S.C., and Robert A.
of Sarasota; sister Dee Fisher of Baltimore, Md.; broth-
ers Robert Fisher and Whitey. Fisher, both of Balti-
more, Md.; father Jules Faber of Cape Coral; and four

Jennifer Lynn Vanasse
Jennifer Lynne Vanasse, 20,20, of Bradenton, died
Oct. 3.
Born in Bradenton, Ms. Vanasse was a lifelong
resident. She was a receptionist at Griffith-Cline Fu-
neral Home. She was a graduate of Southeast High
School and was attending nursing programs at Mana-
tee Technical Institute. She was active in Girl Scouts,
Junior R.O.T.C. and Manateens. She was Protestant.
Visitation and services were Oct. 7. Graveside ser-
vices will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at
Manasota Memorial Park, 1221 53rd Ave. E.,
Bradenton. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Cortez Road
Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by companion Robert Gavin of
Bradenton; sons Robert Quinn Gavin Jr. and Keon
Q uintavious Gavin, both of Bradenton; parents
Raymond and Mary Kay of Bradenton; sister Stacy
Bates of Louisville, Ky.; maternal grandparents James
W. Kissick and Bette Kissick, both of Bradenton
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By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach Parks and Beautification Commit-
tee at its Sept. 24 meeting decided not to pursue the fea-
sibility of building a public swimming pool, citing a num-
ber of factors in its decision.
Chairman Jim Gloth said the idea was brought to his
attention by a private citizen, who noted that a swimming
pool is part of the city's goals and objectives in the city's
recreation and open space element of its comprehensive
land-use plan.
But that element calls for one swimming pool for
every 25,000 population in the city. With just 5,000
people, the committee agreed Holmes Beach does not
have the population to justify a swimming pool.
Other factors in the decision were the cost of construc-
tion, insurance liability, location, maintenance and usage.
"Besides," said City Commissioner Sandy Haas-
Marten, "we have a pretty big swimming pool right next
to the beach," in reference to the Gulf of Mexico.
In other business, the committee received an update
by Nancy Ambrose on the Veterans Memorial at the But-
terfly Park at city hall.
The memorial has been ordered at a cost of $750 in-
stalled, Ambrose said, and will include the insignias of the

Juvenile arrested
for stealing car emblem
Holmes Beach police arrested a male juve-
nile Oct. 4 around 10:30 p.m. in connection with
the theft of a vehicle emblem from a car parked
in the 6000 block of Marina Drive.
Detective Sgt. Terri Davis said the arrest
does not appear to be in connection with a se-
ries of incidents in Key Royale several weeks
ago in which vehicle emblems were taken from
various cars and some vandalism occurred. Po-
lice do have several leads in that case, she said.
Because the arrest involves a juvenile,
Davis could not say if the youth is a Holmes
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The memorial was to be installed by Sept. 30 so the
cost would be included in the 2002-03 budget, she said.
A dedication ceremony will be held Oct. 24 at 9 a.m.
with representatives of Kirby Stewart American Legion
Post 24 of Bradenton participating.
Ambrose said the Legion was already booked for the
originally planned dedication on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
"But any veterans group wishing to hold a memorial
or service on Nov. 11, or any day, can just reserve the park
through city hall," she noted.
The committee also discussed lighting the crosswalk
on Marina Drive at the Island Shopping Center and the
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Duennes also said his department is working on a
beautification plan for areas along Gulf Drive that are
under the jurisdiction of the Florida Department of Trans-
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The plan will be reviewed at the committee's Novem-
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THE ISLANDER 0 OCT. 8, 2003 0 PAGE 13

New pirate 'krewe' forming on Anna Maria Island

By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
A new semi-nautical organization is being formed
in the area, founded by a former president of the Anna
Maria Island Privateers but unrelated to it and not pat-
terned after it, said Mitch Stewart.
It is Pyrates of the Gulf Coast, and it will make its
debut raid from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, by "capturing"
Duffy's Tavern, 5808 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, with
public fanfare and food and drink specials, plus prizes.
"Come there and meet the newest Pyrate Krewe,"
said Stewart, who founded and heads the Pyrates. He
is a Holmes Beach police dispatcher.

He described the Pyrates as a nonprofit charity
organization devoted to raising money for youth pro-
grams "from Naples to Clearwater."
It is "not at all similar to the Privateers," he said,
"not modeled after them and not associated with
Fifteen members are already on the Pyrates rolls,
said Stewart, and more are sought, principally profes-
sional and business people. An initiation fee and regu-
lar dues are planned, but they will be set by the mem-
bership. It meets the first Thursday of each month at
Stewart is captain of the Pyrates; Sarasota teacher

Gulfcoast turtle nesting season nears end

By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Only three sea turtle nests remain unhatched on Anna
Maria Island beaches, which means the Island will run out
of nests just about the time the season ends with October.
Two of the loggerhead nests are on Holmes Beach's
Gulf beach, the third is at Coquina Beach.
This should bring the Island's total nests to 162 this
season, many more than last year's 92 and about even with
the previous year's production. Other "nests" listed on the
Turtle Watch 2003 record were mostly false crawls.
Suzi Fox, director of Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch

Bones unearthed
It had the makings of a scandal or a mystery or at
least an interesting tale, enough at least to have Cortez
Steye Petree, who lives just north of Cortez Road,
had a surplus pair of palm trees some time ago, so he
sold them. They just stood around for a long time, then
last week the buyer came to take them home with him.
He dug circles around the trees with a trenching
machine, Petree said, then lifted the loosened trees
from their holes, roots and all.
At the bottom of one hole were some bones,
cleaned white by insects and minerals in the soil.
The Manatee County Sheriff's Office was summoned
at once, and deputies arrived to check what could have
been evidence of some major and heinous crime.
What it turned out to be evidence of was the death
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and holder of the state's marine turtle preservation permit,
said false crawls are tracks of mother turtles that have
come up the beach to nest but changed their minds.
Volunteers mark all nests and possible nests, then wait
for them to hatch or prove false alarms, she said. The
"falsies" reveal themselves when nothing happens at a
marked site for 70 days or so.
The heavy, almost incessant rains late in the hatching
season brought the danger of nests flooding and spoiling
the eggs or, if they have hatched, of drowning hatchlings.
Fox explained that female turtles somehow engineer
protective drainage when they dig down two feet, lay an
average of 100 eggs the size of golf balls, and cover them
to let the warm sand incubate them for a 55-60 days.
Disturbing the surface sand can rearrange the drain-
age so the hatchlings run into water digging out. Fox said
hatchlings can remain in the nest for five to 10 days after
birth, absorbing built-in food and gaining strength to dig
to the surface and dash to the sea.
Heavy rain or unusually high seawater can drown
them in the nests at that stage.
Turtle Watch volunteers sometimes must dig up en-
dangered nests and move them to safer locations. They are
careful to duplicate the loggerhead mother's drainage
work but they're only human, said Fox.
At one nest last week, volunteers patrolling the beach
found two hatchlings on the surface atop their nest. They
dug down to see what was left, only to find that the two
were early arrivals and their siblings were alive and wait-
ing to head out down the beach.
It was daylight then, the worst time for hatchlings to
be exposed to predator birds and animals and curious
humans so the volunteers put them in a pail and waited
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Davis joins
Holmes Beach Police
Detective Sgt. Terri Davis has joined the
Holmes Beach Police Department following the
recent retirement of Nancy Rogers.
Davis is well-trained as an investigator, having
spent nearly six years with the Manatee County
Sheriff's Office in investigations.
She was with the Longboat Key Police Depart-
ment when the Holmes Beach vacancy came up
and she applied immediately for the post.
"I wanted the opportunity to get back into in-
vestigations and being a detective," she said.
While she enjoyed her nearly two years with
the LBKPD, there were few opportunities for in-
vestigative police work.
Davis spent nearly seven years in the U.S. Navy
before moving to Pennsylvania with her husband.
The family moved to the Bradenton area 12
years ago and Davis joined the MCSO and gradu-
ated from the MCSO deputy's training academy.
Her husband works for the MCSO as a detec-
tive and the couple have two sons.

'Cardio sculpting' workouts
A "cardio sculpting" program of fitness workouts
will begin Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
The class will meet Wednesdays from 10:30-11:30
a.m. Cost is $4 for members, $5 for nonmembers. De-
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tion who are "wild about
school lunch."
AME cafeteria manager Rene Harper said
the school will be participating in National School
Lunch Week, a program geared to attract interest in the
school lunch program.
Harper said this year's theme is "Wild About
School Lunch" and will be celebrated with a special
menu Oct. 14 through 16.
National School Lunch Week is a federal program
organized by the American School Food Service Asso-
ciation and the same "fun" menu items will be offered
to students throughout the country.
Harper said parents and grandparents are encour-
aged to come share a meal with students anytime at

Anna Maria Elementary menu
Monday, Oct. 13
No School
Tuesday, Oct. 14
Breakfast: Bagel with Jelly, Grilled Cheese Sand-
wich, Cereal, Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Tundra Turkey Sub, Iceberg Lettuce and
Sliced Tomato, Northern Lights Corn, Frozen
Strawberries, Blizzard Brownie, Fruit
Wednesday, Oct. 15
Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs and Toast, Peanut Butter
and Jelly Sandwich, Cereal, Fruit
Lunch: Rift Valley Baked Chicken, Wild Brown
Rice Pilaf, Call-of-the-Wild Carrot Sticks with;
Ranch Dressing, Africa Apple Slices, Rover Roll
Animal Crackers, Fruit
Thursday, Oct. 16
Breakfast: Yogurt, Chicken Tenders with Roll,
Cereal, Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Jumping Bean Burritos, Shredded Lettuce
and Diced Tomato Blooms, Sizzling Salsa, Paradise
Peaches, Dune Dessert Chocolate Cake, Fruit
Friday, Oct. 17
No School.
Juice and milk are served with every meal.

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The Island Middle School Board of Directors met
Tuesday, Sept. 30, to discuss several ongoing issues.
An outstanding issue that was addressed was the
approval of a school budget. As incoming IMS direc-
tor, Gary Hughes reviewed the previously proposed
school budget and made some revisions. The $700,000
budget, based on an enrollment of 115 students, was
unanimously approved.
The budget provides for staff salaries, bonuses,
field trips, consulting fees and other educational needs.
Julie Krokroskia resigned as the school accountant
and IMS is seeking another professional auditor and
CPA to work with the schools finances.
The board also approved a suggestion by board
member Scott Bassett to allow Hughes to exceed the
school budget to hire a temporary or part-time life skills
teacher for the current semester.
Hughes, who has been co-teaching the class with
Parsons, stated that he is having difficulty finding the
time to do his job properly while carrying a teaching
load. Initially, he suggested moving assistant director
Kelly Parsons into the teaching position full-time so lie
can properly address his administrative duties.
The unanimous approval of Scott's suggestion al-
lows both Parsons and Hughes relief from their teach-

Charity sock drive at
Anna Maria School
Students at Anna Maria Elementary School
are collecting new socks for a local charity fol-
lowing in the "footsteps" of last year's success-
ful sock drive.
Last year AME reached its goal to collect
1,000 pairs of socks and this year hopes to collect
1,200 pairs.
Packages of plain colored socks in sizes in-
fant to adult can be dropped off at the school for
collection. Student-decorated collection boxes
will be located in the cafeteria.
Sock donations of any size for men, women
or children will be given to Our Daily Bread, a
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ing duties for the remainder of the semester.
Finally, Hughes reported that a meeting last month
with Ron Newell, director of EdVision schools, in Ft.
Myers went well. EdVision is funded by the Bill Gates
Foundation and replicates a project-based learning en-
vironment for high school students.
Hughes said IMS has been invited to join
EdVision. The purpose of the meeting was to learn
more about the program and the possibilities of partici-
pating if IMS expands to include high school grades.
Hughes recommended that IMS board chairman
Genie Salter and Parsons follow up with a visit to an
operating EdVision school in Minnesota and pursue a
separate school charter for an Island Charter High
School. Hughes said rather than adding grade levels to
IMS, the board would then oversee the creation and
operation of a sister school.
Hughes also met with Manatee County School
District charter school liaison Fran Padget regarding
the charter application deadlines. A letter of intent to
form a charter high school must be filed with the school
district by Aug. 1, 2004, and a charter application must
be submitted by Sept. 1, 2004.
The board agreed to research the cost of visiting an
existing EdVision school in Minnesota.

Donations needed for IMS
The Island Middle School has incorporated a
drama and film-and-television department into its elec-
tive courses this year.
Classes are taught by Cynthia Dake, who is asking
for community donations for student projects and per-
The IMS drama department is in need of old cloth-
ing, costumes, jewelry, hats, wigs, scarves, fabric and
notions. Dake is also seeking business sponsors for
upcoming drama performances.
The film department is in need of camcorders, slide
projectors, slides, screens, video players, small televi-
sions, reel-to-reel tape players, microphones, stands,
old home movies and still cameras.
Dake can be reached through the school adminis-
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'The Nerd' laugh riot for Island Players

By Robert Noble
Islander Correspondent
Hot on the heels of last summer's fabulous
"Twelfth Night," Director Kelly Wynn Woodland and
a lot of that excellent cast have taken on Larry Shue's
exercise in dementia, "The Nerd," at the Island Play-
ers. It's the opening for the 55th season at this perfect
little playhouse and it's a hoot and a half!
Shue writes in a wildly farcical, outrageous man-
ner and has created some wonderfully zany characters
for Woodland and her gifted cast to attack and attack
they do! The speed and pace of it all is exhilarating,
right from the crisp banter of the opening scene through
to the surprising turnaround at the end.
Along the way, you'll meet some of the wackiest
creations of Shue's fertile imagination, given vivid life
by Woodland and her intrepid crew.
Bitchy drama critic Axel Hammond is brought to
wild, witty life by Joseph Shedrick, tossing off one-lin-
ers like Mardi Gras beads. He has a wonderful conver-
sation with "Jack" as in a bottle of Jack Daniel's
Scott Ehrenpreis is the center of the storm as
Willum Cubbert (even the names are funny), a young,
reasonably successful architect who is having some
identity problems with work and commitment. He is a
solid anchor to all the madness that swirls around him.
He plays with charm, intensity and control until he
breaks, and it's wonderful to behold. He's fast becom-
ing one of the best leading men in the area.
The "family from hell" arrives at Willum's birth-
day party and what a threesome they are! Father
Warmock "Ticky" Waldgrave (Mark Shoemaker) is a
great, loud bear of a man, bellowing at his wife Clelia
(Robin Rhodes) and son Thor (Kyle Shoemaker) and
anybody else in shouting distance. Shoemaker senior,
in a total switch from his utterly beguiling and beauti-
fully sung Fester in Twelfth Night, brings a gruff, blus-
tery thrust to Waldgrave that is most impressive. Shoe-
maker junior is a young tyro in his own right. He plays
this bundle of neuroses with comic abandon and lands
some great laughs. The wonderful Ms. Rhodes brings
her kooky comedy sense to full play as the mother of
one monster and the wife of another. It's no wonder

Auditions for 'Gun-Shy'
Sunday at Island Players
The Island Players will audition persons interested
in parts in "Gun-Shy" starting at 7:30 p.m. Sunday,
Oct. 12, at the theater, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
There are roles for one man and one woman about 40,
a man in his mid-40s, a woman in her 20s and a man of
"indeterminate age," said Director Phyllis Elfenbein. The
play will run from Nov. 13-23.
Additional information may be obtained from stage
manager Gabe Simches at 792-2909.

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"The Nerd, played by Jon Kieffiler, is surrounded by the cast of the rollicking farce now playing at Island
Players in Anna Maria.

she's such a mess!
Sarah Kieffner brings a welcome warmth and nor-
malcy to the crazy shenanigans as Willum's sort-of
girlfriend, who plans to depart soon to be the weather
lady in Washington, D.C. Her grace under pressure is
one of the steadying influences of the evening.
I've saved the best for last. In one of the really re-
markable creations in modern dramaturgy, Jon
Kieffner brings a dazzling array of comical gifts as he
lifts the title character to dizzying heights of lunacy. In
the midst of all the madness, there is also a wonderful
honesty to it. Most resourceful playing!
Anytime you see this many excellent performances

'Perils of Riding Hood'
auditions Saturday
Auditions for young people 8-17 years of age
for parts in "The Perils of Little Red Riding Hood"
will be from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at the
Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton.
The production on Nov. 15 will be part of the
Manatee Players' new "Faerie Tale Theatre Series"
and will be directed by Rick Kerby. He said those
trying out should dress for creative movement and
prepare a short song.
Additional information is available at 748-0111.

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on one stage, it's obvious there's a director of taste,
talent and training at work. Woodland has proven her-
self on this and other stages with a variety of styles and
genres that is breathtaking. The way she uses stage
space is exemplary. Her sense of pacing is highly de-
veloped and she knows how to get the best of every
actor on the stage, no matter the level of training and/
or experience.
As always at this treasure of a theater, technical
credits are first rate. Costumes (Don Bailey) enhance
the characters and tell us who and where they are, scen-
ery (John Flannery) is always attractive and aids the
director in focusing the action on various playing lev-
els and lighting (Chris McVicker) enhances the action
and helps create mood.
It's always a joy to see what the artists at the Island
Players come up with next. I'm looking forward to
many stimulating evenings in the season ahead.
Support your theater!
The play will run through Oct. 12 including a Sun-
day matinee at the Island Players theater, 10009 Gulf
Drive, Anna Maria. Tickets are $15 per show, and $65
for the five-play season. They may be obtained by call-
ing 778-5755, or at the box office during the show's
run from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. daily except Sunday, and one
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Galati winner -.'K
Galati Marine and Yacht Sales in Anna Maria Good trade
received a number of 2003 sales awards from yacht The Tradewinds Resort in Bradenton Beach was
manufacturers. Islander Photo: Courtesy Galati honored recently by the Manatee Chamber of
honored recently by the Manatee Chamber ofI
Marine Commerce with a beautification award. Islander

Galati awards
Galati Yacht Sales on South Bay Boulevard in
Anna Maria has once again received a number of sales
awards for 2003 from leading yacht manufacturers,
including Viking, Tiara, Cruisers, and Carver Yachts.
Established in 1970, Galati Yacht Sales is still a
family-owned and -operated yacht dealer. They cur-
rently have five on-water facilities on Florida's Gulf
coast: Anna Maria, St. Petersburg, Destin, Naples and
Panama City.
This year's outstanding awards show that "Team
Galati" continues to fulfill its mission, a press release
from Galati Marine said.
Galati Yacht Sales specializes in new and pre-
owned yacht sales, as well as service after the sale, the
release said.
For more information on Galati Yacht Sales and
Galati Marine, visit the company's Web site at

A beautiful trade
The Tradewinds Resort at 1603 Gulf Drive N.
in Bradenton Beach was recently honored by the
Manatee Chamber of Commerce as a recipient of the
chamber's "Image Award" presented in the larger re-
tail category.
The award was for exemplary landscaping, main-
tenance and overall community appearance.

Phnoo: KICK Cattlln

General manager Mary Maciel accepted the award
for Tradewinds at the Sept. 18 chamber meeting.
She credited assistant manager Gwenn Propst,
landscaper Jesus Resendez and the entire Tradewinds
staff for winning the award.

High five for DaGiorgio's
DaGiorgio's Ristorante at 5702 Marina Drive in
Holmes Beach is celebrating its fifth anniversary
this month. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin,

DaGiorgio's is 5
DaGiorgio's Ristorante at 5702 Marina Drive in
Holmes Beach is having its fifth anniversary in October
and owner/chef Giorgio Oldano is inviting all his Island

friends and visitors to stop in and help him celebrate.
The restaurant features northern Italian cuisine and
carries a complete wine selection, including fine Ital-
ian wines.
Giorgio credited much of the restaurant's success
to his wife, Gladys, and son Johnathan.
The restaurant is open from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
For more informaiton on DaGiorgio Ristorante,
call 779-0220 or visit the Web site at

Take the 'Subway'
The Subway sandwich shop in the Anna Maria
Island Shopping Centre in Holmes Beach is now of-
fering delivery service for Island residents.
Customers can call 1-800-234-2222 and place their
orders, which are then forwarded to the Holmes Beach
store for preparation and delivery.
Hours of delivery are 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday
through Friday and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m.
to 10 p.m.
There is a $2.50 charge for the delivery service.

Chamber welcomes
new members
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
welcomed eight new members in September, including
six on Anna Maria Island.
New accommodations members in Anna Maria are
Aaah SeaBreeze at 751 and 753 N. Shore Drive
(phone 752-4235), A Beachhouse on Rose at 614 Rose
St. (795-5500), and Poinsettia House/Ginger House
with information available at 778-5890.
In Holmes Beach, Niki's Island Treasures and
Antique Mall at 5351 Gulf Drive (779-0729) is a new
member along with Findango Charters at 5501 Ma-
rina Drive (778-5455).
The new restaurant on the Island is Charlie's on
the Island at 5904 Marina Drive in Holmes Beach
Stecher Heating and Cooling at 4504 28th St. W.
in Bradenton (795-2665) and ADP Payroll Services at
313 Interstate Blvd. in Sarasota (518-9692) are among
September's new chamber members.


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Island students advance in punt, pass kick

Third- through fifth-grade students at Anna Maria
Elementary School have been participating in the Na-
tional Punt, Pass and Kick Contest during their physi-
cal education class.
The competition offers boys and girls the opportu-
nity to compete, matching their skills with their peers
in punting, passing and place kicking a football. Each
participant receives a certificate and ribbons are
awarded to the first-, second-and third-place winner of
each group.
A combined total of the three skills is used to de-
termine who advances to the sectional competition at
G.T. Bray Park in Bradenton, which will be held Oct.
This year's winners in the boy's divisions are Nick
Tankersley (age 8-9) and Dylan King (age 10-11). In
the girl's divisions Hailey Dearlove (age 8-9) and
Emma Barlow (age 10-11) will move to the next round
of competition.
This is the second year Barlow has advanced to the
sectional competition at G.T. Bray Park.
Winners at the sectional competition will advance
to the final competition, which will be held prior to a
Tampa Bay Buccaneers home game at Raymond James
Stadium in November.
According to AME Coach Gene Burr, a number of
former and current National Football League players
who have competed in the competition as youths in-
clude Dan Marino and Drew Bledsoe.
Last year Islander Stephen Thomas was the first
boy from AME to advance to the Bucs game competi-
tion. He placed second in the overall competition at the
Bucs pre-game competition in the boys 10-11 age
group. Thomas is currently a student at King Middle


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will be Tuesday, Oct. 14.
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Sept. 25, 100 block of Maple Avenue, theft. A bi-
cycle was reportedly stolen from a carport.
Sept. 26, 700 block of North Shore Drive, burglary.
According to the report, entry was gained to a residence
through the sliding glass door and several items were
Sept. 26, 100 block of Park Avenue, information.
A man reported a parking violation, however, the
deputy refused to issue a citation because it was rain-
ing and the ticket could not be left on the vehicle's
Sept. 27, Bean Point beach, alcohol violation. A
man was cited for possession of alcohol in a restricted
area and was given a verbal warning to stop shooting
off fireworks on the beach.
Sept. 27, Bean Point beach, vehicle on beach. A
man was cited for driving his scooter on the beach
walkover past the posted "no vehicles" sign. He was
also given a verbal warning not to shoot off fireworks
on the beach.
Sept. 28, Bean Point beach, alcohol violation. A
man was cited for possession of an open bottle of wine
in an area where alcohol is restricted.

Bradenton Beach
Sept. 24, 1800 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Park, crimi-
nal mischief. A soft-drink vending machine was tam-
pered with but, according to the report, access wasn't
Sept. 26, 100 Gulf Drive N., Circle K, warrant ar-
rest. According to the report, officers were contacted
by a man who had an outstanding warrant and wanted
to turn himself in.

Holmes Beach
Sept. 26, 4000 block of Fifth Avenue, burglary.
According to the report, several tools were stolen from
the storage trailer of a construction site.
Sept. 27, 3015 Gulf Drive, Citgo, theft. A man

drove away without paying for gas.
Sept. 28, 7000 Gulf Drive, Tiffany Place, vandal-
ism. The name-brand ornaments were taken from sev-
eral vehicles.
Sept. 28, 6600 Gulf Drive, Beach Bistro, burglary.
According to the report, someone broke into the
kitchen area through the service entrance and stole
numerous bottles of whisky and a five-gallon ice cream
container. The ice cream container was found by police
later melting on the beach near the restaurant.
Sept. 28, 7100 block of Gulf Drive, theft. A woman
reported her cell phone stolen from the glove box of her
Sept. 28, 500 block of 74th Street, vandalism. The
vehicle emblems were stolen from a Jaguar.
Sept. 29, 600 block of Manatee Avenue, DUI.
Patricia Berry, 45, of Holmes Beach, was arrested for
driving while intoxicated following a vehicle crash.
According to the report, Berry was on her way home
from a party and drove off the road hitting several small
trees and blowing out the front tires of her vehicle.
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10 a.m. to noon Old Master's Methodology Oil
Painting class with Paul Seibilia begins at the Anna
Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes
Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.
10:30 a.m. Friends Book Club at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 778-6341.
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pre-planning seminar with
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home at the American Legion
Post No. 24, 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton. Information:
6 p.m. Family storytime at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 778-6341.

Thursday, Oct. 9
11:15 a.m. St. Bernard Catholic Church
Women's Guild meeting with guest speaker Jackie
White of Life-Line Inc. at the church, 248 S. Harbor
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2508.

Friday, Oct. 10
9 to 11 a.m. Beginning stained-glass classes
with Sandy French at the Anna Maria Island Art
League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 778-2099. Fee applies.

Saturday, Oct. 11
8 a.m. to 5p.m. Safe boating class at the Anna
Maria Island Power Squadron, 1200 71st St. N.W.,
Bradenton. Information: 778-8408. Fee applies.
9 a.m. Rye Wilderness hike sponsored by the
Manatee Citizens Trail Committee. Information: 794-
8773, or 749-3070.
2:15p.m. Special Olympics Tennis fundraiser at
the El Conquistador Racquet Club, 4511 Bay Club
Drive, Bradenton. Information: 778-2636. Fee applies.
3 to 5p.m.- Island Youth Tennis League try-outs
at the Cedars Tennis Club, 645 Cedars Ct., Longboat
Key. Information: 224-0207. Fee applies.
5 p.m. Italian Night Buffet and Dance at the
American Legion- Post No. 24, 2000 75th St. W.,
Bradenton. Information: 792-8731. Fee applies.

Sunday, Oct. 12
7:30 p.m. Auditions for "Gun Shy" at the Island
Players theater, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Infor-
mation: 792-2909.

Monday, Oct. 13
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.

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Tuesday, Oct. 14
Noon to 3:30 p.m. -Friendly bridge at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
1 to 4 p.m. Veterans' service officer at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Appointments: 749-3030.
2 p.m. "From Calusas to Condominiums" au-
thor/Longboat Key historian Ralph Hunter at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 778-6341.
2 to 3:30 p.m. Basket-weaving class with Pam
McMillen begins at the Anna Maria Island Art League,
5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-
2099. Fee applies.
5 to 7 p.m. Parent-Teacher Organization fam-
ily dinner night sponsored by Mr. Bones at Anna Maria
Elementary School, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 708-5525. Fee applies.
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Clay pot painting with crafter
Sue Swanson at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information:
778-1908. Fee applies.

Wednesday, Oct. 15
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Cardio sculpting with Laura
Bennett at the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-
1908. Fee applies.
12:30 p.m. Anna Maria Garden Club plant swap
at the Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-3665.
6 p.m. Family storytime at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Informa-
tion: 778-6341.

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
"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.
'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" at the Manatee
Players' Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St.,
Bradenton, through Oct. 19. Information: 748-5875.
Fee applies.
"The Nerd" at the Island Players theater, 10009
Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, through Oct. 12. Information:
778-5755. Fee applies.
"Faculty Exhibit" at the Anna Maria Island Art
League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through
Oct. 31. Information: 778-2099.
Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society's "Aqueous
Show" at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860
Longboat Drive, Longboat Key, through Oct. 30. Infor-
mation: 383-2345.
Basket weaving class with Pam McMillen at the
Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd.,
Holmes Beach, through Nov. 18. Information: 778-
2099. Fee applies.
Beginning Stained Glass classes with Sandy
French at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312
Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through Nov. 14. Infor-
mation: 778-2099. Fee applies.
Old Master's Methodology Oil Painting class with
Paul Seibilia at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312
Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through Nov. 19. Infor-
mation: 778-2099. Fee applies.

"Drawing the Tropical Landscape" class begins at
the Anna Maria Island Art League Oct. 17.
Pyrates of the Gulf Coast capture Duffy's Tavern
Oct. 18.
Island Bayfest on Pine Ave., Anna Maria Oct. 18.
Origami class at the Island Branch Library Oct.
The Islander political roundtables with candidates
for mayor/commision at respective city halls in Anna -
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Holmes Beach at the fire station at 1:30 p.m., Oct. 18.
Internet class for beginners at the Island Branch
Library Oct. 20.
"Strangers on the Net: Chatroom Ambushes"
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Seal stories, mussel fight and weird trees

Although The Islander's official slogan is "The
best news on Anna Maria Island since 1992," we are
probably better known for our unofficial moniker:
"More than a mullet wrapper!"
Last week, we found we were not alone in our
sense of humor, fishy as it may sound.
"Cape Cod Common Sense" describes itself as "a
real 21st Century newspaper. The first edition of this
new monthly was available online even before the print
edition was in the 750 distribution racks across Cape
Cod. The 'right of center' publication takes on govern-
ment waste by both parties; contributors include area
icons, and it even rates the Cape's chili dogs. Publisher
Mark Boardman also managed to be 'cash positive'
with his first issue."
As my friend Walter Brooks described it, "This
guy's going to make it and rattle a lot of Cape cages in
the process."
Yeah, yeah, I hear you say, but what about the fish?
As Boardman's Web site describes it, "We trust
you noticed the fish on the home page. Some may see
it as a symbol of the Cape, while others may take it as
an invitation to make the inevitable crack about a
newspaper's value as a wrapper. But there's another
angle to this particular fish.
"At the state house in Boston there hangs over the
speaker's desk a codfish that measures nearly 5 feet
from head to tail and is carved from pine. Known as the
'Sacred Cod,' it is the third such rendering to grace the
hallowed hall. The first was lost to fire at the old state
- house. The second was destroyed during the Revolu-
tionary War. Boston merchant Jonathan Rowe pre-
sented this third version of the cod to the state in 1784,
and its survival makes the Massachusetts legislature the
only such body in the United States to conduct its busi-
ness under the belly of a fish."
"More than a mullet wrapper!" T-shirts and caps
are available for sale at our offices, by the way.

Here's a little story that may interest anyone who
likes the First Amendment, Sunshine Laws or open
records requirements in Florida.
According to the Brechner Report, newsletter of a
Tallahassee-based open records advocacy group, the
Brevard State Attorney's Office has thrown out a Sun-
shine Law complaint filed by a woman against West
- Melbourne.
Apparently Pam Waters worked in the city clerk's
office, and applied for the job as city clerk. Her hus-
band is a law enforcement officer, and as a result her
home phone, address and Social Security number are
exempt from the public records requirements in the
However, Waters' application for the clerk's job
included all that information, which was presented to
the city commissioners, press and public in the regular
meeting packets of documents to be discussed. She
filed the complaint.
-- The reason why it was thrown out? Seems that
Waters was "the one solely responsible for putting to-
gether the meeting agenda packet which included her
application," according to the Brechner Report.
The Social Security number issue was also a big

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issue but not in this matter, according to the state
attorney's office.
"It can be a crime if there is a knowing and will-
ful dissemination of a Social Security number," a state
attorney said. "So what you had was a clerk who re-
leased these inadvertently. So there is no crime."
It seems that Ms. Waters' careful attention to de-
tails wasn't recognized by the city commission. She
didn't get the job as city clerk.

Weird trees indeed
Some excitement at the estate last week brought to
my attention a tree I hadn't seen before with a weird
name and a bizarre look to it.
Seems the police were trying to pull some guy over-
when he goosed his car, tossed out a bag of dope, then
ended up at a screeching halt on the corner opposite my
place. He clambered over the O-foot-tall wood fence at
the property, sprinted across the backyard, climbed
another fence and stumbled down an embankment to
the creek that borders the grounds.
He then went up the other side of the creek, burst
into my neighbor's porch, crashed through the other
side and, jumping another fence, disappeared, despite
the best efforts of SWAT and K-9 officers to find him
-and effectively shutting down the neighborhood for
about an hour.
I was out looking at the damage to the fence with
my landlord a little later, and saw this tree I hadn't
noticed before. It looked like somebody had stuffed the
butt end of a bunch of shark's teeth into it, with the
pointy ends facing out.
"Oh, that's a monkey no-climb tree," my landlord
said and, sure enough, that is indeed the name of it.
According to the Internet:
"The monkey-no-climb tree, Hura crepitans, is

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aptly named for the spikes all along its trunk. Its yel-
low-gray bark is covered with short, squat, fleshy
spines. When we say covered, we mean covered!
Though native to the West Indies and Central America,
this tree can be found in our rainforest, many 100 feet
or more in height.
"The fruit, or 'sandbox' as it is sometimes called,
are a flattened sphere, 3 to 4 inches across, dry husked,
with shallow vertical valleys like a pumpkin, outlining
10 to 20 cavities within. They are green at first, then
brown and contain large crescent shaped seeds.
"The large fruit explodes when dry and can be dan-
gerous if standing nearby. Its seeds are toxic like those
of castor beans, which they resemble. Open fruit was
once commonly employed as a container for sand used
in drying ink after writing, hence the name sandbox.
The leaves, alternating and simple, are narrowly heart-
shaped, hairy, and possess prominent veins. They are
mixed and pressed with salt and applied to swellings
and boils. When pressed in oil, the leaves are used for
rheumatic pain."
The young trees on the estate should bloom in a
year or two. I can't wait for the explosions.

Truluck coming Saturday
Florida author Bob Truluck will be signing copies
of his latest Florida mystery, "Saw Red," at 1 p.m.
Saturday on St. Armands Circle.
"Saw Red" is Truluck's second novel and again
features character Duncan Sloan, an Orlando-based
private detective.
As one reviewer described Truluck's latest effort:
"Despite the up-to-date contemporary setting,
Truluck's style recalls that of Mickey Spillane in its
straight ahead, get-it-done fashion. The dialogue crack-
les with staccato sentences, flip wit, the ever-present
tension of violence and sex. Readers can expect a non-
stop thrill ride with a skilled driver at the wheel, and
lots of collateral damage before the checkered flag.
Duncan Sloan shouldn't wait so long before his next
I had dinner with Truluck after the publication of
his first novel, "Street Level," in 2000. He's a funny,
entertaining guy who really can write, and I'm looking
forward to seeing him again Saturday at Circle Books,
478 John Ringling Blvd.
And don't forget another Florida author's appear-
ance earlier in the day on the Island. Tim Dorsey will
be at Ooh La La! Bistro, 5406 Marina Drive. Holmes
Beach, for lunch at 11:30 a.m., with a portion of the
proceeds going to the Tingley Memorial Library. Tick-
ets are $50, reservations strongly urged, and may be
made by calling 778-7978.
Dorsey will be signing copies of his most recent
book. "The Stingray Shuffle."

Sandscript factoid
Massachusetts may be the only legislative body to
have a fish looming over them, but until recently the
tony City of Sarasota had mullet prominently displayed
in its city seal. Now, of course, the city's seal features
a naked man the silhouette of the replica statue of
Michaelangelo's David from the Ringling Museum

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Wait for it: Cooler water should kick-start snook

By Capt. Mike Heistand
With the water temperature dropping daily, the
summer fishing action should start to kick-start into the
fall frenzy any day now.
Last week, redfish still were the dominant fish of
choice in the backwaters, with trout and snook still
playing somewhat hard to get.
Offshore action for grouper and snapper continue
to be good, but anglers still need to get farther out than
normal for this time of year to yield the best catches.
And the "fish of the week" has to go to Capt. Larry
McGuire for his 60-pound cobia.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said
snook are still hanging around the beaches, with red-
fish preferring the seagrass flats and both being the best
bets for inshore anglers right now, although the
Intracoastal Waterway is still a good place to find some
big, hungry mangrove snapper.
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
snook fishing is still slow, but reds and trout are going
strong, and there are more and more reports of good-
sized flounder in the bays.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he's fishing and wading on the lower tides
with great success with redfish to 24 inches, lots of
small snook, and many, many trout. He's finding the
lower tides to be working the best for him, since it
concentrates the fish in the holes, and added that he's
working the area around Longbar Point, although there
was a chuckle and perhaps a fishers' "mistake" when
he gave out his exact locale for the best action.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
he's seeing lots of redfish and trout coming into the docks,
plus some small sharks and some mangrove snapper.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business out of
Catchers Marina in Holmes Beach said mackerel are
still out there, but they've slowed a bit again. He's find-
ing snook fishing to be fair to good, but he expects it
to get better daily as the water temperatures continue
to cool. He added that he's getting his charters onto lots
of reds to make up for the weather changes.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams: in
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slew of mackerel, trout, snapper, flounder and redfish.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide out of
Catchers said offshore fishing is still great, although
the action is still farther out than usual, but he's catch-
ing limits of red grouper up to 20 pounds, with snap-
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Capt. Larry McGuire of Show Me The Fish
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Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said anglers
there are catching oversize reds, lots of snapper
around the pilings, plus some odd catches like permit
to 25 pounds, some 10-pound gag grouper, barracuda,
some snook at night and cobia.
Cliff Alcorn at the Anna Maria City Pier re-
ports that the catches of mackerel are thin and small
but steady at the dock. There are lots of hookups of
big yellowtail jacks, plus snook at night and a few
mangrove snapper.
On my boat Magic, we have been catching trout
to 21 inches, flounder to 21 inches, redfish to 27
inches, snook to 27 inches and snapper to 26 inches
in the past week.
Good luck and good fishing.
Capt. Mike Heistand is a 20-year-plus Island fish-
ing guide. Call him at 779-9607 to provide a fishing re-
port. 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 nwnber for more informa-
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Too many choices for rabid sports fan

By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Correspondent
There are some hard choices to make for the rabid
sports fan with the NFL in full swing and Major League
Baseball playoffs generating one exciting moment af-
ter another, not to mention soccer and the Women's
World Cup.
Though I love the NFL, this time of year is base-
ball at its best.
Major League Baseball couldn't get any better with
the Cubbies winning their first playoff series since
1908 and the Boston Red Sox, who hadn't tasted post-
season champagne since 1918, rallying from a 2-0 defi-
cit to defeat the Oakland A's 4-3 to keep the impossible
dream alive.
A Cubs versus Red Sox World Series. Dearly de-
parted Lou Fiorentino (baseball trivia expert and Island
Little League coach) would no doubt be doing back
flips after watching the Red Sox stave off elimination
with yet another exciting come-from-behind victory.
Trot Nixon's home run in the 11th inning saved
them in game three, while David Ortiz came through
with a double that drove home two runs to provide the
winning margin in game four. And Manny Ramirez did
the honors with a three-run home run that provided the
winning margin to set up a Yankees versus Red Sox
American League championship series.
The Cubs meanwhile took on the upstart Marlins,
who won three straight games after losing game one to
Barry Bonds and the San Francisco Giants.
Meanwhile the NFL is serving up excitement ga-
lore and Monday night's match-up between the Bucs
and the Indianapolis Colts took the cake. I had the
privilege of attending Monday's game with friends Ed
Conk, Tom Doran and Billy Levelle. With five minutes
and change remaining and Rhonde Barber racing down
the field to score on an interception of Peyton Manning,
we headed for the van with a 35-14 lead. By the time
we reached the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, Mike
Vandergjagt was putting the finishing touches on a
short field goal to give the Colts an improbable 38-35
victory over our Bucs.
Last but not least, the Women's World Cup pro-
duced some great soccer games, though the United
States lost 3-0 to Germany Sunday night to deny them
their second straight title. They play Canada in the
third-place game on Saturday.
Locally, the soccer action is really heating up at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center with a great
game being played Friday, Oct. 3, between Island Real
Estate and Harry's Continental Kitchens that featured
fast end-to-end action right up until the final whistle
Harry's dominated the early action with Blake
Wilson getting loose on a couple of break-away oppor-
tunities, but Island Real Estate goalie Dylan King came
up with a couple of nice saves to deny Wilson and his
Harry's teammates.
That is until the 11th minute when Wilson again
got behind the Island Real Estate defense. Wilson
dribbled to the top of the box and lofted a shot over
King's outstretched hands for a 1-0 lead.
One minute later, Island Real Estate's Chandler
Hardy found some space up the right side, but his shot
went just wide of the goal.

Anna Maria Island Community
Center soccer schedule
(First team listed is home team)
Division 1 (Ages 12-13)
Oct. 13 7:15 p.m. ReMax vs. LaPensee
Oct. 14 7:15 p.m. LaPensee vs.
W.C. Refrigeration

Division II (Ages 10-11)
Oct. 9 7:15 p.m. Harry's vs. Island Animal
Oct. 10 6 p.m. Air & Energy vs. Mr. Bones
Oct. 10 7:15 p.m. IRE vs. Island Animal
Oct. 13 6 p.m. Mr. Bones vs. Harry's

Division III ( Ages 8-9)
Oct. 8 6 p.m. Jessie's vs. Gateway
Oct. 9 6 p.m. Sun vs. W.C. Surf Shop

Instructional League ( Ages 5-7)
Oct. 8 6 p.m. Danziger vs. Air America
Oct. 8 7 p.m. Bradenton Ortho vs.
Morgan Stanley
Oct. 9 6 p.m. Morgan Stanley vs. Bistros
Oct. 9 7 p.m. Mike Norman vs. Air America

Harry's came right back on offense with Wilson
again one-on-one with King in goal, but King came up
with a great save to deny the Kitchen striker.
Harry's extended its lead midway through the first
half when Kyle Aritt stole the ball at midfield, dribbled
past two defenders and passed ahead to Wilson, who
lofted a shot over the keeper's head for a 2-0 lead.
IRE halved the score three minutes later when
Tommy Price carried the ball up the left side, cut inside
of one defender before making a nice pass outside to
Hardy. Hardy beat one defender before blistering a shot
from the right side into the upper left corner of the goal.
It looked like IRE was going to tie the score a
couple of minutes later when Price again got loose up
the left side, but Harry's keeper Forrest Schield came
up with a solid save to deny Price.
Nash Thompson added to Harry's lead when she
picked off a clearing pass and beat the keeper far post
for a 3-1 lead, which quickly turned to 4-1 a few min-l
tiles later when Forrest Schield got taken down on the
left edge of the box.
Kristie Wickersham took the free kick and lofted
the ball into the upper left corner of the goal for what
looked like an insurmountable 4-1 lead, but IRE re-
fused to go away.
Dylan King halved the score two minutes later
when he took a pass from Shelby Boley, beat one de-
fender up the right side and blasted the ball past the
keeper to make it 4-2.
IRE just missed on another good scoring chance
when Price carried the ball up the middle before pass-
ing outside to Hardy. Hardy ripped a shot that Wilson
dived to his left to block, but he couldn't hold onto the
ball. King retrieved the ball and ripped a shot, but Wil-
son somehow got back on his feet to make the save to
deny King and his Island Real Estate teammates.
With time ticking away, King got taken down on
the left edge of the box giving Island Real Estate a free
kick. Hardy took the kick and blasted it into the goal
to pull to within 4-3, but the final whistle blew 10 sec-
onds later to bring an exciting game to a close.
Wilson finished with two goals on offense and
made four saves in goal in the second half. Thompson
and Wickersham each added single goals, while
Haleigh Ker, Sean Edwards, Arit and Donna Barth
played solid defense for Harry's.

Anna Maria Island Community
Center Oct. 2 soccer standings
Division I Won Loss Ties
ReMax 6 0
LaPensee Plumbing 1 4
West Coast Refrig. 1 4

Division II
Air & Energy 5 1
Island Real Estate 3 2 1
Harry's Kitchens 3 3
Island Animal 2 4
Mr. Bones 1 4 1

Division III
W.C. Surf Shop 5 0
Gateway 3 2 1
Jessie's 1 3 1
Sun 0 4 2

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Hardy led IRE with two goals while King had one
goal and five saves while playing goalie in the first half.
Chandler McClung and Jenna Duvall played well on
defense for Island Real Estate in the loss.

Mr. Bones 3, Island Animal 2
Matt Barker, Sage Geeraerts and Martine Miller
each notched a goal to lead Mr. Bones past Island Ani-
mal Clinic in the second Division II game Friday. Ally
Titsworth and Wyatt Easterling each scored one goal
for Island Animal Clinic in the loss.

A&E 6, Harry's 1
Joey Hutchinson scored two goals for first-place--
Air & Energy during its 6-1 Division II victory Thurs-
day, Oct. 2. MacKenzie Kosfeld, Jordan Sebastiano,
Kyle Sewall and Carson Wooten each added a goal for
A&E in the victory.
Blake Wilson notched the lone goal for Harry's in
the loss.

Gateway 2, Sun 0
Kayla Aritt and Daniel Pimental each scored one
goal on Thursday, Oct. 2, to lead Gateway Solutions
past the Sun to move into second place in Division III.

Sun 1, Gateway 1
The Sun tied Gateway Solutions thanks to a goal
by Kyle Crum on Wednesday, Oct. 1 in Division III
action. Daniel Pimental notched a goal for Gateway
Solutions to complete the scoring in the 1-1 tie.

Sun 2, Jessie's 2
Kyle Crum scored two goals to lead the winless
Sun to a 2-2 tie against Jessie's on Tuesday, Sept. 30,
in Division III. Travis Belsito and Jill Watts each
scored one goal to lead Jessie's which fell to 1-3-1 with
the tie.

ReMax 10, W.C. Refrigeration 4
Sean Pittman and Will Osborne each scored four
goals to lead undefeated ReMax to a 10-4 win over
West Coast Refrigeration in Division I action on Tues-
day, Sept. 30. David Bryant and Chris Martin com-
pleted the ReMax scoring with one goal apiece in the
Sarah White scored a hat trick and Jordan Pritchard
scored once to lead West Coast Refrigeration in the

IRE 6, Mr. Bones 2
Tommy Price scored five goals and Dylan King
notched one to lead Island Real Estate past Mr. Bones
in Division II action on Monday, September 29.
Martine Miller led Mr. Bones with two goals in the

ReMax 6, LaPensee Plumbing 4
Scan Pittman poured in four goals to lead ReMax
to a two-goal victory on Monday, September 29 to stay
undefeated in Division I. Chris Martin added a pair of
goals for ReMax in the victory.
Celia Ware scored two goals while Preston Riede
and Alex Wright each scored one goal in the loss for
LaPensee Plumbing.



WHITE WICKER BEDROOM set: Full-size pil-
low-top mattress, box spring, chest, dresser, end
table, mirror, headboard, bed rails. $450. Call

SOLID WALNUT CHINA cabinet $100; floral sofa
by Rowe $100; matching pair of swivel-glider
chairs $65 each. All nice items. Call 778-2167.

REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER $45; twin beds $40
each, Lazy-Boy chair $60; hide-a-bed $75; di-
nette sets, end tables, lamps, mirrors, miscella-
neous furniture and household items; mountain
bike $50. Call 748-3551 after 5pm.

EMBROIDERY: We offer quality embroidered
promotional T-shirts, caps and golf shirts. We can
digitize your custom logo for your organization or
business, or help you create one. New customer
discount! 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
headboard, but no beds, $1,400. 792-4274.

crabs, native fish. Delivered to your door. Call
James Lee, 795-1112 or 704-8421.

Condominiums" by Ralph B. Hunter. Signed cop-
ies available at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. 778-7978.

ROSER THRIFT SHOP open Tuesdays, Thurs-
days 9:30am-2pm; Saturdays, 9am-noon. Dona-
tions Wednesday, 9-11am. Summer clothing clear-
ance sale. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 779-2733.

A subscription to The Islander for
out-of-town friends and family is
the gift that keeps giving all year!
Just give us a call ...941 778 7978.

FOR SALE: THREE UNITS, tropically .
landscaped on oversized lot. This two- .
story, recently renovated triplex is a -A've& "
great Island investment. Two units
fully furnished for seasonal or annual
tenants. Upstairs 2BR unit has vaulted -i'' i
ceilings and porches on three sides. ,..
Plenty of room to add a pool. Only l !
one block to the beach! $439,000
SPaul T. Collins
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SALE: SATURDAY OCT. 11, 9am-2pm. House-
hold items and furniture. 895 N. Shore Drive,
Anna Maria. Rain date Sunday, Oct. 12.

MOVING SALE Friday and Saturday, Oct. 10-
11, 8am-4pm. Light oak dining room table with
two leafs and custom pads, six chairs. Single
bed with springs and mattress and other bed-
room furniture. Two Lazy-Boy chairs, floor lamp,
end table, night stand, mirrors, wrought-iron
wall candelabra, fireplace set, kitchen odds and
ends, area rugs, mower, trimmer, garage tools
and much more. 411 80th St., Holmes Beach.
For more information call 795-4482.

ONLINE SERVICE: Did you know you can place
classified ads and subscribe to The Islander on
line with our secure server? Check it out at

YARD SALE FRIDAY and Saturday, Oct. 10-11,
8am. Clothes and other items. 408 N. Shore
Drive, Anna Maria.

Two bikes, one folding bike, boat items. 513
68th St., Holmes Beach.

ANNUAL GARAGE SALE Saturday, Oct. 11,
8am-3pm. Construction items, windows, mobil
home window parts, glass tops, furniture. Anna
Maria Glass and Screen, 5600 Marina Drive
(facing 56th Street), Holmes Beach.

11-12, 9am-4pm. Furniture, collectible plates
and Hummels, TV, office furniture and supplies,
exercise bike, art prints, LPs, kitchen appli-
ances, gardening supplies, books, etc. Town
and Country Perico, 11090 Bristol Bay Drive,
Apt. 1207, Bradenton.

Key West/Pool Home. The El-
evator, all fixtures, materials and
construction techniques are top-
of-the-line. Views of Gulf and
Intracoastal from upper floors.
,'I One block to Gulf beach at 2416
S Avenue C, Bradenton Beach.
and tiled. Separate garages with each unit. Balconies have
limited Gulf and bay views. One block to Gulf beach at
2414 Avenue C, Bradenton Beach. $499,000.


Century 21 Real Estate Champions

TIte Islander

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.

CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES: Two females, $250
each, and one male, $200. First shots. Call
Connie, 778-7111.

1988 DODGE DYNASTY, clean Island car, awe-
some air conditioning, great stereo. $500 or best
offer. Call 812-3455.

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

1990 VW PASSAT: five-speed, interior is mint. Air
is so cold, it's unbelievable! Dark-tint glass. Sharp
vehicle. $2,500. Call 778-1647.

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

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

NOW IS THE time to have your boat serviced! Capt.
John's service, sales, storage, dockage and bottom
painting. Call 792-2620.

SELL IT FAST! In The Islander.

NEED MORE INSTRUCTION to enjoy your boat to
its fullest? Call RG's Services for launching, maneu-
vering or electronics usage, 778-4548.


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* North Beach Village 3BR/2BA'2-Car Garage $435,000
* Island Village 3BR,2BA,2-Car Garage $350,000

To learn more about these and all the properties on the
Island Call Marianne Correll at 941- 778-6066

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"We ARE the Island."
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
941 778-2259 Fax 941 778-2250
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1993 23-FOOT PROLINE: Cuddy cabin, 200-hp
Johnson outboard rebuilt in 1999, VHF, AM/FM
radios, new Garmin GPS, Hummingbird fish
finder. $15,000. Call 778-0049.

cret water paradise. Sunsets, back water, Egmont
or custom trips. See dolphins and manatees. Call
778-7459 or 720-5470.

LET'S GO FISHING! Call Capt. Mike Heistand on
the charter boat "Magic." Full or half day backwa-
ter fishing. USCG licensed. Ice, bait, tackle pro-
vided. 779-9607.

Sarah, I am 14-years old. Hourly charge: $5/
child or $3/pet, $2.50/hour for each additional
pet or child. Please call 778-7622, 778-7611 or

male looking for a job. Available after school and
weekends. Call Zachary, 779-9803.

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
traffic Island office. Top splits, sign-on bonus. Call
Wedebrock Real Estate today! "Personalized, not
Franchised". Call Joe Pickett, 383-5543.

town and the best results from classified ads and
service advertising!

-( If-Bay Realty
of Anna Maria Inc.

1 (800)771-6043
5309 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach
[Next to the Chamber in the Island Fitness Building]
Nestled in a grove of swaying
palms, these two 2BR/2BA at-
tached homes have been re-
cently remodeled and beautifully
u-- .V.., turnkey furnished. Relax on your
','t S trellised sundeck surrounded by
1d V J, a lush tropical garden. One short
block to beach. $659,000. Call
Robin Kollar, Broker-Owner,
Rarely avalaible at the price!

condo, gorgeous views, pool,
P\ .e tennis and garage. Only
..g is $359,000. Call Jesse BrIsson
@ 713-4755 or Call Robin
Kollar @ 713-4515.

TAGE Bright and cheerful 2BR/
S "' '- 1 BA with room for a pool. Lo-
WON- cated west of Gulf Drive, one
short block to beach. Great in-
vestment opportunity! Must
see! $359,000. Call Heather
Absten for a viewing[
Architectural design, almost
Gulffront, beautifully refur-
bished. A must see for the
savvy investor. Owner financ-
Sing. $1,650,000. Call Robin
Kollar @713-4515 or Jesse
I Brlsson @713-4755

EXTREMELY BUSY non-profit office seeks
outstanding team player. Verbal, written, com-
munication and math skills as well as the abil-
ity 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, or-
ganized, accountable and detail oriented. Must
have initiative 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 man-
ner, dependable with ability to work indepen-
dently and pro-actively in a fast-paced environ-
ment. E-mail your resume to
spruett@tampabay.rr.com or call 778-1908.

La! Bistro, 5406 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach.
Apply in person or call Chef Damon 778-5320.

Education Administrator responsible for Kinder-
garten-fifth grade program and staff manage-
ment. Monday-Friday, 20-30 hr/wk. Flexible
hours: 12:30pm to 6:30pm. $10-$15/hour. Fax
resume to 778-9511 or e-mail to:
spruett@tampabay.rr.com. AMICC is an equal
opportunity, drug-free workplace.

JOURNALIST: Part-time reporter sought for city
beat and features writing by The Islander. Must
have journalism education, experience or back-
ground relevant to government reporting. E-mail
resumes to news@lslander.org, fax 778-9392 or
mail/deliver to office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach FL 34217.

THE TINGLEY MEMORIAL Library in Bradenton
Beach is looking for volunteers who can work
during the summer months. Duties include
checking books in and out, reshelving books and
generally assisting library patrons. Anyone inter-
ested in volunteering in our friendly community
library can call Eveann Adams at 779-1208.

419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 PO Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294



This beautifully remodeled duplex offers two spa-
cious bedrooms and two baths on each level, plus
a cozy den or third bedroom with French doors.
Amenities include Spanish tile floors, white tile
baths, fully equipped kitchens with knotty-pine
cabinets and breakfast bars, textured ceilings with
fans and Hotpoint washer and dryer on each level.
Adorable shabby chic furnishings and whimsical
wall coverings and borders create a cozy and care-
free beach ambiance, while easy-care vinyl siding
and oyster-shell landscaping make maintenance a
breeze. Located just one short block to the Gulf,
this endearing hideaway won't last long! Priced at
$595,000 furnished.

Visit our Website at www.betsyhills.com

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.

AMITW is seeking volunteers with customer ser-
vice or retail experience. Greet and inform visi-
tors at our education center and/or to help with
nesting activity on our beaches. Training is pro-
vided, 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 de-
tails, inquiries welcome.

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

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

computer misbehaving? Certified computer ser-
vice and private lessons. Special $25 per hour-
free advice. 545-7508.

sults, wash away mildew, dirt and salt. Thorough,
reasonable and reliable. Free estimates, licensed
and insured. 778-0944.

THE ISLANDER. The best news on Anna Maria
Island since 1992.

Property Manager Realtor
941.779.0304 866.779.0304
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Beautiful Bay Palms 3BR/2.5BA canalfront home recently up-
dated to include a coral-appointed remote-controlled gas fire-
place, new windows, pavers, boat hoist and more. Enjoy luxury
living in this single-level executive ranch-style home with more
than 2,650 sq. ft. of living area. $775,000.

1 BR/1 BA, 2BR/1 BA duplex located very close to AMI Community
Center. Loads of potential on a street with active property im-
provements under way. $379,900.

Marina Pointe

Realty Co.

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

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

1.5BA, turnkey furnished, well
maintained half-duplex. Updated
A/C and appliances. Charming
Island getaway in desirable area
of Holmes Beach. This is one not
to miss! $249,500. Call Susan
SHatch, Realtor, 778-7616 eves.

29Years ofProfssional Service
Experience Reputation Results
CAYMAN CAY 2/2 Across from white sand beaches. Ground floor,
private courtyard opens onto heated pool/gazebo area. Turnkey
furnished. Well maintained. $299,000.

5400 CONDO 2/2 Gulview, 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.
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.
CAYMAN CAY 2BR/2BA, pool, gazebo, across from the beach
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
yrealt7@aol.com www.tdollyyoungrealestate.com

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Beautiful views fro, tlis direct lbyfro0t utit.
Elevator, covered pxrkir, pool. Fully furtisLed
&hJd ,e&utiful. 2BR/2BA. $339,000.

Gorgeous bLeck &t tke ezJd of tkis uiet street
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iPreccibly Txiht&ihed witdl two outside slow-
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75+ Gulffront rental units with hun-
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Please mention you saw it in The Islander.

Camellia Properties
Vacation Rentals & Property Management
More than 35 Gulffront rentals to choose from.
Call us last! Best rates on the beach!


LaCosta Condominium Marbella Condominium
Family Friendly Gulffront Luxury
2-Bedroom Condominiums 2 & 3-Bedroom Condominiums
One Week Minimum
Call For Rates and Availability
866-661-6622 or 778-8000



One house from the beach' ltlhome by
Whitehead. 3Bk3ekitchen,
separatecdffn i, nil- -,afti fwo-car garage.
Lush troiS lP nced and gated. Walls of
windows o I"esunsets. $1,295,000.

4BR/I4iBA Sunrise Lane home. Dazz.ling view of Tampa
Bay and Sunshine Skyway Bridge. Large rooms and lots
of storage, ceramic tile, caged bayfront pool, 3-car garage,
private boat dock. $1,350,000.

2BR/2BA plus den. Beautifully renovated. Ceramic tile
throughout. Built-ins, custom kitchen cabinets and newer
appliances, private boat dock at your door. Close to shop-
ping, beaches. $339,900.

2BR/2BA condo, beautiful view of Intracoastal Water-
way, heated pool, custom-workshop area in two-car ga-
rage, walk to shopping, restaurants, doctor's office, bank.

2BR/2BA villa in secure gated community on quiet cul-
de-sac with very private views. Close to pool, garage.

2BR/1BA cach side, very close to beautiful beach, up-
dated, two screened porches, turnkey fiurnished, garage,
prime north Holmes Beach area. Excellent rental.

2BR/2BA turnkey furnished condo. Beachfront complex,
breakfast bar, domed kitchen, elevator, tennis, heated
pool, carport, balcony, storage, very good rental, walk to
stores and restaurants. $425,000.

2BR/2BA, ground-floor, turnkey-furnished end unit.
Community pool and clubhouse. Close to beaches and
shopping. $189,900.

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

779-0202 (800) 732-6434

Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 www.suncoastinc.conm

Frank Davis

Melinda Bordes

Marianne Correll

Bob Fittro

Wendy Foldes

524 71st St. ............... $1,250,000

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

307 Iris St. .................... $475,000
536 Key Royale Dr......... $829,900
106 Gull Dr. .................. $599,000
606 Dundee Ln. ............. $549,000
511 59th St................... $595,000
10432 W. Sandpiper Rd.. $749,700
243 Willow Ave............. $895,000
301 S. Bay Blvd............. $725,000
7130 Longboat Dr. ...... $1,100,000


Westbay Pt Moorings #86. $395,000
hard Freeman
Realtor 4915 Gulf Dr ............... $1,715,000

Alan Galletto

Jon Kent

Tom Nelson

Nick Patslos


Chris Shaw

Beachwalk Townhomes II from. $499,000
308 55th St. Lot ........... $219,000
408 Pointsetta Rd. ........... $495,000
710 North Shore. Lot. ..... $279,000
747 Jacaranda. Lot ......... $389,000
Water's Edge #110N ....... $759,000
Sun Plaza West #202 ..... $409,000
3818 Sixth Ave.............. $440,000
3810 Sixth Ave.............. $425,000
Bayou Condo 5C ........... $289,900
Spanish Main #702 ....... $235,000
Bradenton Beach Club..... $849,000
Island Village #124 ......... $350,000
606 North Shore Dr. Duplex $725,000
210 Pine Ave. Multi ........ $599,000
6250 Holmes Beach ........ $435,000
5905 Flotilla................. $379,900

427 Pine Ave ................ $695,000
12106 Cortez Rd. ........ $1,500,000

2418 90th St. NW........ $2,995,000
11434 Perico Isles Cir. ... $349,000

867 Audubon Dr ........... $225,000
853 Waterside Ln............ $265,000
1318 Perico Pt. Cir. ........ $265,000

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


ach house with splendid views of
mpa Bay and City Pier. The open
ch (37-by-ll ft.) overlooking the
ter is especially fantastic. 3BR/
A home with many extras. Located
the lovely corner of Magnolia Av-
me and South Bay Boulevard in
Lutiful Anna Maria. $725,000.
S# 96573.




KATHY & MIKE'S CLEANING Service: Deliver-
ing a standard of excellence for all your interior
and exterior 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.

and out. I can save you time and money. Island
resident, references. For pricing call 713-5967.

Service. Service all brands, eighteen years ex-
perience. All repairs warranteed. Call 746-8984,
cell 545-5793.

NOTARY PUBLIC: Civil marriages and renewal
of wedding vows, sunset beach setting or wher-
ever. Norman R. Veenstra, 778-5834.

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

Tree Service. Free estimates. Tree trimming,
topping, pruning, removal, fully insured. Call 723-
3340, or cell 812-1403.

A LA CARTE Catering. Geraldine, the former
owner of "la Creperie," will come and cook for
you at your home. French or European. Call

THE ROYAL MAID Service, licensed, bonded,
insured. Professional, experienced maids, free
estimate, gift certificates available. Please call

TREE SERVICE: Topping, trimming, removals.
Palm trimming. 15 years locally working on Anna
Maria. Phil Brewer, 545-4770.

COMPUTER SERVICE and repair. Training, main-
tenance, virus and Spyware protection. Island na-
tive. Call John Baird, Matrix PC, 708-6541.

ARE YOU SEEKING a top custom-home builder
and remodeler? Experienced, qualified, profes-
sional, referable. Sold successful business in
Colorado, now in Florida. Considering clients.
Alan, 321-3175.

FITNESS TRAINING: Personal fitness studio, low
rates, great results. Call Bob, 794-6531. Certified,
insured, Manatee Chamber of Commerce mem-
ber. Call 794-6531.

HANDYMAN SERVICES Scott Fulton, owner, Is-
land resident. "Get the job done right." Free esti-
mated, many references. 713-1907 cell, 778-
4192 home.

now with easy access and Island convenience at
no extra cost. Call Marina Pointe Realty, 779-

JACK OF ALL TRADES: Paint, yardwork, carpen-
try. No job too small. Honest, dependable, afford-
able. Call Scott, 778-4425 or 720-4873.

J.A.H. AUDIO-VIDEO Helper. Audio and video
setup. Installation of surround-sound systems,
satellite dishes, cable and phone jacks. Also,
computer networking. Island resident with 22
years experience. Jon Hopkins, 778-7607.

EMBROIDERY: We offer quality embroidered
promotional T-shirts, caps and golf shirts.
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, refrig-
eration. Commercial and residential service, re-
pair and/or replacement. Serving Manatee
County and the Island since 1987. For depend-
able, honest and personalized service, call Will-
iam Eller, 795-7411. RA005052.

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

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

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

nance. Residential and commercial. Full-ser-
vice lawn maintenance, cleanup, tree trim-
ming, hauling, Xeriscape. Island resident. Ex-
cellent references. 778-5294.

ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair.
If it is broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Se-
nior 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.

CLOUD 9 LANDSCAPING services. Quality
lawn and landscape maintenance at incredible
prices. See our display ad in The Islander for a
special offer. Free estimates. Insured. Call 778-
2335 or 284-1568.


Remember when you could buy a condo on the Gulf in the $300,000s?!?
Those times are back!
The "Alamanda Villa," one of Anna Maria Island's most popular small
resorts, announces the availability of all eight, large 1BR/1BA vacation
rental units, centrally located at 102 39th St. in Holmes Beach.

Special Preview Open House Sunday, Oct. 12, 1-4pm.
Call or e-mail for advance information.
Barry Gould 778-3314 or Ted Schlegel 518-6117.



3001 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217 941.778.6849 1.800.778.9599
Cal oremi o daneifrain



Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, haul-
ing, cleanup. Island resident 25 years. Call 807-

installation. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and
trees. Irrigation. Everything Under the Sun Gar-
den Centre, 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

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

tions, clean-ups, pruning, irrigation, trees, edg-
ing, rip-rap, mulch, rock, patios, shell, seawall fill.
Reliable and insured. 727-5066.

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

VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, in-
terior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Is-
land references. Dan or Bill, 795-5100

ing contractors. In-house plan designs. State li-
censed and insured. Many Island references.
778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.

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

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

CO D J21 91 7115

$159,000 OFF THE ISLAND Caged
pool, 4BR/2BA, vaulted ceilings,
eat-in kitchen. IB92547.
CAY Turnkey furnished 2BR/1.5BA.
Deep water canal to Palma Sola Bay.
Boat dock. Heated Pool. IB96405
Key West style, elevated pool home
on deep water canal in Flamingo
Cay. IB94587

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connecting 20-to-50 fool. wide walkway to Baytront
Park only 150 leet away. $300,000.
830 N. Shore Dr." is an irregular-shaped 50-by-100-
foot. Gull-view lot with a 10 foot wide walkway to beach
directly across street lo Gull 150 feet away. $360,000.
832 N. Shore Dr." is an irregular-shaped 50-by-l00-
foot. Gulfview lot with a 10 ft. wide walkway to beach
across street leading to Gulf, 150-feet away. $360,000.
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OVER THIRTY YEARS craftsman experience.
Interior, exterior, doors, stairs, windows and trim.
Dan Michael, master carpenter. Call cell 778-
6898 or cell, 320-9274.

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supplied and installed. Quality workmanship,
prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call
Neil, 726-3077.

painting, pressure washing and wallpaper. For
prompt, reliable service at reasonable rates, call
Kevin at 704-7115 or 778-2996. Husband/wife

ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Re-
modeling, repairs, additions, screen rooms,
kitchens, baths. Free estimates.
Lic#CGCO61519, #CCC057977, #PE0020374.
Insured. Accepting MasterCard/Visa. 720-0794.

25 YEARS EXPERIENCE, highly skilled, de-
pendable restoration/renovation expert, carpen-
ter, fine finishing contractor. Kitchen/bathroom
specialist. Repairs, painting. Paul Beauregard,

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

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

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home close to Gulf beaches in Palma
Sola Park. Beautiful wood floors, fire-
place and bonus room. $429,900.
Kathy Marcinko, 713-1100 or Sandy
Drapala, 725-0781. 95305

will enchant and delight you. Wrap-
around porch, garden setting, brick
patio and walks. $487,000. Julie
DeSear, 725-0859.96544

MANGO PARK Southern living at its
best! Two-story traditional 4-5BR
home offers grand column entryway,
wood floors, French doors, heated
pool. $439,000. Cindy Pierro, 920-
6818 or Victoria Horstmann, 518-1278.

on Warner's Bayou on nearly one acre
with mature trees. Great waterside
pool. Dock with 12,000-lb. lift.
$899,0000. Kathy Marcinko, 713-1100
or Sandy Drapala, 725-0781, 96308

A RARE FINDI Choose your own builder and build your dream home on this majestic
Manatee riverfront lot. No bridges to the Gulf. 29,000 sq.ft. $799,000. Cindy Pierro, 920-
6818. 89399
KEY WEST-STYLE Island canal home offers private docks, pool/spa and beaches only
three blocks away. 3BR/2BA on double lot with great views. $679,000. Owner/agent,
Valerie Hietala, 518-8120. 92645
WONDERFUL NW WATERFRONT HOME with extensive decks and porches overlook-
ing bayou and river. Well landscaped lot and a three-car garage. $624,000. Kathy
Marcinko, 713-1100 or Sandy Drapala, 725-0781. 96305
SWEEPING INTRACOASTAL VIEWS from this stunning 3BR unit. Custom kitchen, 40-
ft. slip accommodates 50-ft. boat. No bridges, deep water. $469,000. Kindra Koeck, 812-
ANNA MARIA ISLAND 5BR townhouse with private boat dock. Window treatment and
appliances included. Two heated pools, tennis and park area. $350,000. Jim and Jan
Sgueglia, 752-0101. 96435
WELL MAINTAINED and renovated 3BR home. Gourmet kitchen with newer stainless-
steel appliances, Corian countertops and sink Solid-oak cabinets. $228,900. Mary
Hellhake, 544-0763 96440
NW BRADENTON 3BR split-plan home with fireplace in family room New carpet/tile
throughout Freshly painted. Entertain in oversized lanai. $217,900. Colette Gerrish, 713-
6557 94949
PINEBROOK a popular westside golf-course community 2BR/2BA villa overlooking 8th
fairway. Glass enclosed balcony. $164,900. Kathy Marcinko, 713-1100 or Sandy
Drapala, 725-0781. 96672

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trim, moldings kitchen remodeling, general re-
pairs. Decks, hardwood floors. 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.

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

PAINT & TILE Home repair service. Best price!
Satisfaction guaranteed. Free estimate.

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carpentry, plumbing, electrical, grass cutting, tree
trimming, light hauling. Call 778-6170.

tom shower stalls, tub enclosures, fixtures, cabi-
nets, tiling, drywall, texture-coat painting. Clean,
honest, reliable. More than 20 years experience.
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refurbishing and detailing. Call 778-6000.

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

AUTUMN, WINTER, SPRING rentals available
weekly, monthly, seasonal. Wedebrock Real Es-
tate 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
ceramic floors, $750; 2BR/1BA, stackable
washer/dryer hookup. $725; New tile floors,
stove, refrigerator, 1BR/1BA, $650. Dolores M.
Baker Realty, 778-7500.

NORTH SHORE DRIVE beachfront. Four spa-
cious 3BR/2BA homes with all conveniences.
Now booking for this season. Please call 778-
2541 and leave message or call (813) 752-4235.
E-mail: SeaBreezeNShore@aol.com

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

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

ANNUAL RENTALS: 103 23rd St., Bradenton
Beach, 2BR/1.5BA cottage, furnished, $900/month;
208 64th St., 2BR/2BA duplex, garage, $1,150/
month. Call SunCoast Real Estate, 779-0202.

2BA and 2BR/2BA. Great location, pool, tennis,
special owner discounts, weekly and seasonal.
Call (901) 301-8299 or e-mail:

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

AVAILABLE NOW 2BR/2BA bayview condo near
Publix, public beach. Unfurnished, Old Florida
Realty, 778-3377.

VACATION & SEASONAL Private beach, some
locations. Units are complete. Rates seasonally
adjusted. $375-$775/week, $975-$2,275/month.
(800) 977-0803 or 737-1121.

BRADENTON BEACH Homes for sale or rent.
Seasonal or annual, 1BR apartment, unfur-
nished, $700/month includes utilities. Sandpiper
Mobile Resort 778-1140, or e-mail:

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

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.

WINTER RENTAL 2BR/2BA on Anna Maria Is-
land, three blocks to Gulf. Fully furnished, large
yard, Jacuzzi, garage. Available now through
June, $1,950/month. Rent for five months at
$1,850/month or six months at $1,800/month. E-
mail: johne@buncombe.main.mc.us or call
JoAnn, 778-4750.

2BR/1 BA VILLA in Bradenton, 55 plus, excellent!
Furnished or unfurnished, washer/dryer, carport,
no pets, nonsmoking. Nice community. $695/
month. Call 751-1440.

garage, screened lanai, remodeled, shady, quiet,
unfurnished. Nonsmoking, no pets. $975/month
annual. Call 776-1789.

nual rentals. Quiet south Bradenton Beach. Fur-
nished and unfurnished 1, 2 and 3BR. $850/
month-$1,350/month. Please call 545-3285.

GULFVIEW 2BR ground-level home, 50 yards to
beach on quiet dead-end street. No smoking, no
pets. 3103 Avenue F. $875/month plus security.
Call (800) 894-1950.

HOLMES BEACH 3BR/2BA, duplex, lower level,
clean, new carpet. First, last, security. $950/
month, no pets. Call 725-4190 or 794-2912.

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

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

ANNUAL RENTAL one block to beach and bay.
2BR/1 BA home, new kitchen, garage/workshop,
washer/dryer and large yard. $1,100/month plus
utilities. Credit check and security. 2212 Avenue
B. Call 795-8979.

PERICO ISLAND Brand new 3BR/2BA, two-car
garage. Maintenance-free home. Lakefront, all
appliances, amenities, clubhouse and pool. An-
nual lease. $1,550/month-$1,450/month. Call

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

ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH elevated duplex,
2BR/2BA, 1.5 blocks to beach. Freshly painted,
new carpet, new stove, dishwasher, carport,
washer/dryer hook-up. Call 778-3744.

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.

NORTH HOLMES BEACH West of Gulf Drive,
3BR/2BA house, ground level, furnished, avail-
able December-March 2004. Call (423) 288-
5392 or e-mail: amihbhouse@earthlink.net

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dercover parking, storage area, washer/dryer.
Steps to Gulf and bay. 2516-E Avenue B in
Bradenton Beach. Call (813) 300-8543 or (941)

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

NORTH HOLMES BEACH West of Gulf Drive,
3BR/2BA house, ground level, furnished, avail-
able December-March 2004. Call (423) 288-
5392 or e-mail: amihbhouse@earthlink.net.

2BR/2BA ELEVATED ANNUAL duplex behind
Holmes Beach Walgreens. Utility with washer/
dryer hookup, large sundeck, carport. $800/
month. Call 778-7980.

head Junction in beautiful Holmes Beach. Small
office park within walking distance to the beach!
930 sf. Inland Southeast Property Management

ANNUAL RENTAL large 2BR/2BA ground-floor
duplex. Garage, washer/dryer hookup. North
Holmes Beach address, on-site owner. $900/
month, plus utilities. First, last, security.

ANNUAL 1BR close to beach. Ideal for single
person. $500/month, $500 deposit. 2110 Avenue
B, Bradenton Beach, 778-6387..

RENTAL WANTED: Professor and wife seek
four-month rental January-May. Two or three
bedrooms with waterviews on Anna Maria. (802)
.649-5296 or e-mail:
Norman.N.Miller@ dartmouth.edu

HOLMES BEACH 3BR/2B elevated duplex unit.
Garage, workshop, open porch/balcony, exterior/
interior entrances, central heat-air conditioning,
washer/dryer hookup, annual lease, rent in-
cludes lawn care. 371-8183.

STEPS TO BEACH: 1 BR/1 BA newly remodeled,
turnkey furnished, washer/dryer, carport. Avail-
able weekly, monthly or 2004 season. Pictures
at www.annamariaislandduplex.com. Call 779-
9697 or (770) 486-9279.

ANNUAL RENTALS: 3BR homes available.
Price range is $1,100-$1,350/month. Fran
Maxon Real Estate, 778-2307.

BRADENTON BEACH fully furnished efficiency.
Half-block to beach or bayside dock. Quiet neigh-
borhood. Nonsmoking, no pets. $680/month, in-
cludes taxes and utilities. 778-9002.

WOULD YOU LIKE to live at the beach? Check out
our 2BR/2BA fully-furnished corporate units. We
are one mile from Anna Maria Island. Lakeside
pool, hot tub and 24 hour fitness center. Call today,
795-4899. Certain restrictions apply.

KEY ROYALE BEAUTIFUL canalfront home,
2BR/2BA, tropical pool area with hot tub, dock
with two boat lifts, completely updated. Available
January or April, 2004, $3,700/month. Unit
#27150. www.vrbo.com. Call 730-1086.

ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH elevated duplex,
2BR/2BA, 1.5 blocks to beach. Freshly painted,
new carpet, new stove, dishwasher, carport,
washer/dryer hook-up. Call 778-3744.

ANNUAL ONLY: 2BR/1BA, directly on Gulf in
Bradenton Beach. $1,250/month, assurity/secu-
rity required with contract. Call 792-2779.

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

renovated, tiled throughout, steps to bay, two
blocks to beach. $750/month. 778-3313 or

ANNUAL 2BR/1BA duplex on lake in Holmes
Beach. $650/month. Call Smith Realtors,

adult community one mile to Gulf. Unit faces pool
with canal view. Fully furnished, cable TV, full
kitchen, utilities included. Seasonal rental, three-
month minimum (January, February, March).
$1,500/month, deposit required. Call (336) 210-
7804 or (859)653-8436.

ANNUAL 1BR/1BA duplex on lake in Holmes
Beach. $650/month. Call Smith Realtors,

month, annual. Call 224-0285.

ANNUAL 2BR/1 BA single family in Anna Maria.
$950/month. Call Smith Realtors, 778-0770.

ANNUAL RENTALS 1 and 2 BR on Anna Maria Is-
land priced from $625/month. Pets welcome.
Move-in special. 3BR/2BA in San Remo Shores,
canal with boat dock, pool. Move-in special. Call

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SEASONAL 1BR/1BA elevated duplex. $495/
week, $1,495/month, October-December. Call
Smith Realtors, 778-0770.

ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH Close to beach, fully
furnished 1BR. Close to shopping and restau-
rants, fenced back yard. Yard and garbage ser-
vice included. Nonsmoking, no pets. 204 54th St.
Call 755-6981.

to Gulf beach. 107 Beach Ave., Anna Maria.
Available October and November, off season
rates, $850/week. Call 794-8202.

ANNUAL SPACIOUS 1 BR duplex. New paint, lami-
nate wood floors, screened lanai, steps to beach.
$650/month, plus utilities. Call 447-8757 or 748-

ANNUAL 2BR/1BA, new carpet, two blocks to
beach. Large kitchen, no pets. $735/month. 922-
2473 or 928-3880 cell.

apartment in canalfront home on South Bay Boule-
vard across from bayside beach. $675/month. Call

ANNUAL NORTH END Anna Maria, four houses to
Gulf. 2BR/1BA, vaulted ceilings, washer/dryer
hookup, large screened porch, new paint and ap-
pliances. Pet considered. $850/month, plus secu-
rity. Call 778-4837 or 704-8674.

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Rarely available end-unit in bayfront complex in Bradenton
Beach. Largest floor plan. 2BR/1.5BA with views from every
room. Just steps to the Gulf. Updated with new carpet, ceramic
tile, new furniture. Watch the boats in the Intracoastal while
you relax by the pool. Low maintenance fees. Not age-re-
stricted. Reduced to $259,000

COMMERCIAL LOT Seller is a builder. Will
build to suit if needed and go through the pro-
cesses with the county to obtain permitting.
Going through initial process now. Perfect lo-
cation for a doctor or lawyer's offices. Zoned
PRM. $320,000. Call Cindy Grazar at 778-
4800 or 504-6176.
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vated and steps to beach. Some Gulf and bay
views. One-of-a-kind location. Breezy Key
West-style ambiance and charm. Motivated
seller. $499,000. Jane Grossman or Nicole
Skaggs at 778-4800 or 795-5704

ANNUAL 3BR/2BA in Holmes Beach. Walk to
beach. Just like new! Fresh paint, new carpet, ga-
rage. Bay view from balcony. Call 779-9074 or
(703) 587-4675.

ANNUAL DUPLEX 1 BR/1 BA, across from beach,
$650/month, $650/deposit, water included. No
pets. Call 920-0096.

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

4BR/3BA, pool and spa, outdoor kitchen, too
many amenities to list. Model condition.
$389,000. Michael Nink, Wedebrock Real Estate,

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

WATERFRONT LOTS and homes between
Englewood and Boca Grande: Six lots with sea-
walls 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 financing on some, as
low as 3.5 percent. Call (570) 943-2516.


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beach, shopping, post office and
trolley stop. $279,000. IB96011

Turnkey furnished 2BR/2BA Is-
land condo in Holmes Beach. En-
joy the heated pool with spa, white
sandy beach and tennis courts.
Great location! $329,900. IB93673

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MARINER'S COVE 2BR/2BA top floor-unit. LARGE YARD 2BR/2BA nicely remodeled
Deep-water dock #37 comes with this unit in home. New ceramic tile throughout. New
a gated waterfront complex with heated pools kitchen with natural maple cabinets. Quiet
and hard court tennis. Wide open bay views, neighborhood with the Islands best beach just
Screened lanai is ceramic tiled with electric steps away. Large yard had plenty of room for
storm shutters. $439,000. Dave Jones or Dick a pool. $407,000. Dennis Rauschl, 778-4800
Maher at 778-4800 or 713-4800. or 725-3934.

CAYMAN CAY 2BR/2BA wonderful setting in
sought after Holmes Beach with Gulf view from
glassed-in lanai. Well maintained unit with new
appliances. $269,000. Call Quentin Talbert for
more information, 778-4800 or 704-9680.

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picnic area and an elevated "sunset" deck.
Good rental history. Zoned R-3 with open Gulf
view. $2,600,000. Call David Vande Vrede or
Dave Jones at 778-4800.

Holmes Beach. 2BR/2BA and approximately
1,100 sq.ft. on each side. $395,000.
Call 779-2700.

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 de-
sign. Only $295,000 for quick sale. By owner,
922-2473 or 928-3880.

2BR/2BA COTTAGE near Anna Maria City Pier.
Small lot with some common land. $249,000.

SHOW ME a better value. Lowest priced
Sarasota County bayfront property by a mile!
Bay views of Casey Key. Large parcel, trees,
tropical oasis. Classy 4BR/2BA house equal to
new. Million-dollar location. Motivated. $495,000.
Call Alan, (941) 321-3175.

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

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newer A/C, wooden deck. Large 2BR/1 BA and 1 BR/1 BA. Great rental history,
tenants in place. A must see! Priced to sell at $325,000. Call Stephanie Bell,
Owner/Agent 778-2307 or 920-5156. MLS# 93114.

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2217 GULF DR. N.
(941) 778-2246
(800) 211-2323

views from this 2BR/2BA end unit at
Westbay Cove South. Recently updated
with new A/C, tile, carpet and paint.
Short distance to beach. Dave
Moynihan, 778-2246. #96388. $289,500

full bay view. 2BR/2BA + loft, cathedral
ceilings, fireplace, eat-in kitchen. Large
tiled lanai, wet bar. 40 ft. boat slip and
dock. Joan Smith, 761-3100. #96119.

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

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

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

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Location! Spacious family home or Island
retreat! Large corner lot with circular drive,
two deeded boat slips, updated through-
out, solar-heated pool/spa. Gina and Pe-
ter Uliano, 358-7990. #94820. $539,900

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Not too early to book-Plan your winter rental!
Good choices available.
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