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"The Best News on Anna Maria
Island Since 1992"
Volume 11, No. 49 Oct. 15, 2003 FREE
Terry Erickson of Holmnes Beach takes her hometown paper on a hot-air
balloon ride in Tampa: Left to right are Ruth Qualich and Joann Kratzmiller
of Bradenton, pilot Ron Davis, and Erickson.
Candidate forums for each city Oct. 18
Candidates forums for the Nov. 4 elections will be
conducted by The Islander newspaper in each Island
city this Saturday, Oct. 18, as election campaigning for
all three cities heats up.
Instead of the old question-and-answer forum of
prior years, The Islander, in an effort to enliven discus-
sion and promote more debate on important topics, will
host a roundtable discussion among the candidates, Is-
lander staff and the League of Women Voters.
The schedule Oct. 18 is:
Anna Maria, Anna Maria City Hall, 9 a.m.
Bradenton Beach, Bradenton Beach City Hall,
Holmes Beach, West Manatee Fire & Rescue
District Station No. 1, 6001 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, 1:30 p.m.
The candidates have been invited and the public is
welcome to attend.
In Anna Maria, three city commission seats are up
for election. The candidates include incumbent Com-
missioner John Quam along with Carol Ann Magill,
Jeff Smith, Randall Stover and Dale Woodland.
Three city commission seats are also up for elec-
tion in Holmes Beach, with political newcomer Patrick
Morton vying with incumbent Commissioners Rich
Bohnenberger, Pat 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 commissioner, Rick Bisio and John Shaughnessy
are the candidates in Ward 1, while Tricia Otto and Lisa
Marie Phillips oppose each other in Ward 2.
Incumbent Commissioner Scott Barr faces Peter
Barreda in the race for Ward 3 city commissioner.
Davis site plan on hold pending review
By Diana Bogan
The public hearing for the site plan review of the
development of a four-unit condominium at 5622 Gulf
Drive has been continued from Oct. 7 until Nov. 5
pending a review of some facts in the case.
Legal counsel for property owner Frank Davis has
been granted time to submit a synopsis of facts and law
proving its argument to the city's special counsel that
the use of the property at 5622 is a grandfathered use,
and therefore would not be subject to a variance re-
Prior to the Oct. 7 hearing, David Persson of
Hankin, Persson, Davis, McClenathen & Darnell, who
has been selected as the city's special counsel to ad-
dress the Davis site-plan applications for 5622 and
5626 Gulf Drive, had been asked to render a legal opin-
ion concerning whether the city's zoning code requires
a variance for nonconforming lots prior to construction
of certain improvements in the A-1 zoning district.
Persson initially determined that although the plans
meet the permitted use of an A- 1 district, the lot did not
meet the frontage requirements of the city code. In the
absence of a savings clause, a provision that allows a
nonconforming lot to remain buildable for its intended
purpose so long as it meets certain minimum standards,
the applicant would need to be granted a variance or
other relief from the city.
Mark Barnebey and Peter Mackey, legal co-coun-
sel for Davis, disagreed with Persson's recommenda-
tion, saying it was too conservative.
Mackey disagreed that the site-plan review needed
to be delayed. He argued that the use of the property at
Davis' 5622 property is not changing. He then said the
lot currently has four units and it will still have four
units. He said Davis is entitled to have three or more
units on the property now without requesting a lot
Mackey claimed the city has more than 200 legal
nonconforming lots and submitted information dating
back to 1989, when city codes were last revised, that
PLEASE SEE DAVIS, PAGE 4
Anna Maria cell
May we, shall we?
By Rick Catlin
Cellular phone service plans can be bought as
cheaply as $30 a month and service usually begins the
In Anna Maria, it's cost the city nearly $54,000 to
produce a cell tower ordinance and it's still not ready
after nearly two years of debate on the issue.
Squabbling over the language in the proposed
wireless communications facilities ordinance continued
at the Oct. 9 city commission workshop with City At-
torney Jim Dye and Commissioner Duke Miller in fa-
vor of using the words "shall" and "will" in the ordi-
nance, while wireless communications consultant Ted
Kreines wants the city to say "may" or "should" to cell
tower permit applicants.
Changes to the cell tower ordinance language have
been going back and forth between the commission and
Kreines for the past five months and Kreines believes
the city should not be restrictive in its language.
As Kreines said in his May 2002 workshop for the
city on wireless communications, "prohibit nothing,"
but otTer applicants the "stick and carrot" by making
certain locations restrictive for a cell tower.
According to his latest memo, Kreines hasn't wa-
vered in his belief.
What bothers Dye in the current draft, however, is
that there is no "guidance" when Kreines replaces
"shall" with "may."
It's like saying a motorist "may" travel at a maxi-
mum speed of 35 miles per hour, but he or she is not
required to do so, he observed.
Kreines believes the wording of the proposed or-
dinance makes it "arbitrary" and Dye disagreed.
In the legal sense, he said, the Kreines language
makes the ordinance unclear. "His view of arbitrary is
completely different than mine," he said.
"If [the ordinance] is not mandatory, how can we
stop them from building at a church?" Dye asked.
The ordinance that says an applicant for a wireless
facility has to do something, Dye said, is more defen-
sible in court than one that says the applicant "shall" or
"should." as Kreines wants.
PLEASE SEE CELL TOWER, NEXT PAGE
Going on Saturday
There's plenty to do on Anna Maria Island this
Saturday for kids and big kids. If you're feeling fes-
tive, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. there's live music, arts
and crafts and culinary delights, even kids' activities
this year, at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce's Bayfest on Pine Avenue.
Then, if your mood is Halloweenish, you can
head over for the opening of the Anna Maria Is-
land Privateens Haunted House after 7 p.m. at
the old firehouse on Second Avenue North in
Bradenton Beach. We promise, they'll scare you
to pieces! This is definitely not for the "light-
hearted." (More on these events inside.)
If you're politically inclined, there will be three
candidate roundtables hosted by The Islander in
each of the three cities. (Front page news.)
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Cell tower ordinance stalls again
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Miller said the city should stick with what Dye
wants, not Kreines.
"I'm hearing our attorney and [city commissioner
Chuck] Webb say make this ordinance mandatory" to
Exactly, said Dye. "I'm trained to look at the worst
case scenario if I have to defend this in court." A "man-
datory" ordinance is more defensible than one that is
"directory" in nature, he said.
That's great, said Commissioner Tom Aposporos.
The commission is back to square one after spend-
ing nearly 17 months and $54,000 on consulting fees
and other expenses to produce a wireless-communica-
tions ordinance, he said.
The second reading and public hearing on the cell
tower ordinance is scheduled for Oct. 23 and the com-
mission still can't agree on the language.
The moratorium on cell tower construction expires
Nov. 14 and city elections are Nov. 4. If the ordinance
does not pass, a new commission will be immediately
faced with the issue of extending the moratorium.
So, where do we go from here? Aposporos asked.
"This is not the first time these differences have
come up," he noted. In fact, he added, "I've watched
this tug of war for the past four months" with no reso-
There is a philosophical difference here between
Kreines and Dye and he asked the two get together for
"one last effort" to reach a solution and come back with
an agreed-upon ordinance.
If they can't reach an agreement, then what was the
point of hiring Kreines and paying him to write the
ordinance? he asked.
Wireless costs to date
Wireless planning workshop $3,276
Wireless Master Plan $26,066
Kreines comments and changes $11,804
Dye's draft ordinance $7,100
Document prep and other fees $5,650
Cell tower timeline
Oct. 2001: Tech Tower Inc. proposes to build
a cell tower atop Roser Memorial Community
Church. Commission seeks consultant to advise
city on cell tower construction and new ordinance.
May 2002: Ted Kreines gives day-long
workshop to city commissioners and public on
wireless communications facilities (don't call them
cell towers) and the federal law requiring cities to
allow such construction. Kreines tells city to "pro-
hibit nothing" in an ordinance, but offer applicants
the "stick and carrot" to place cell towers in loca-
tions preferred by the city.
May 2002: Kreines hired by city to prepare
a wireless communications master plan for
September 2002: Kreines delivers wireless
communications master plan.
January 2003: Commission elects to have
City Attorney Jim Dye write wireless ordinance in
conjunction with the planning and zoning board as
Dye's cost will be cheaper than Kreines.
May 2003: Dye says he's having trouble
writing an ordinance that Kreines agrees with.
Commission decides to have Kreines write the or-
dinance. Kreines gives another workshop to city
commission and public.
July 2003: Commission, Dye review first
draft of Kreines ordinance, make changes and sug-
gestions to Kreines.
August 2003: Kreines returns i.tli.
and changes to the commission with his own sug-
gestions and changes.
September 2003: Commission and Dye re-
turn changes to the changes to the changes to
October 2003: Kreines returns changes to the
changes to the changes to the changes to commis-
sion and Dye.
October 2003: Commission impasse.
"Let's get this resolved one way or the other,"
Aposporos said, noting that more discussions between
Dye and Kreines will cost the city still more money.
Eyeland Needler Betsy Smith will be auctioning her
quilted wall hanging March 20 at the Tour of Homes
event. This year members of the quilting guild will be
duplicating some of the quilt squares from their prize
quilt "Gulf Breezes "for the silent auction. Islander
Photo: Diana Bogan
Commissioners John Quam and Linda Cramer were
in favor of using the Kreines language in the ordinance as
Kreines has written several wireless communications or-
dinances, including one for Alachua County (Gainesville).
Webb was absent from the meeting.
Eventually, commissioners agreed with Aposporos
to have Dye contact Kreines for yet another, possibly
final attempt to reach agreement on language in the
Dye said he would have a memo on his discussions
with Kreines to commissioners well before the Oct. 23
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10am-11:30am IMS Conch Fritters
.- Noon-1:30pm Gumbo Boogie
2pm-3:30 Eric Von Hahmann
4pm-5:30 Koko Ray & The Soul Providers
S: 6pm-8pm The Dr. Dave Band
Taste of IT e sLacAd
featuritg: Ooh La La Bistro, The Sandbar, Anna Maria Oyster Bar,
q Duffy's Tavern, The Sun House, SS Scoops, Barracuda Kettle Corn,
Charlie's on the Island, Jane E's Coffee & Tea, The Salad Chef, Fit to Eat
Deli, Banana Cabana, Jade 27 Concessions, Moore's Stone Crab Restau-
rant, Paradise Bagels & Cafe, Rod and Reel Pier, Skinny's, DaGiorgio's.
Beer, Margaritas, Bottled Water, Soda, Iced Tea, Frozen Cappuccino,
Shaved Ice too!
Arts j Cwrafts Area
Children's games and activities with proceeds to benefit
the Island Middle School and the Anna Maria Island
Classic car show with trophy presentation, 10am-3pm
Marine exhibition and touch tank
Anna Maria Historical Society, Roser Church, local artisans,
crafters and retail booths with one-of-a-kind items
Watercolor painting, unique art, blown glass, photography,
clothing, jewelry, candles, furniture and discovery toys
Raffle tickets for sale at the Chamber booth, fabulous raffle
\.... -prizes drawn all day!
Vendor space available, contact Cindy Thompson, 761-4766
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
TIE ISLANDER M OCT. 15, 2003 M PAGE 3
Kelly Parsons promoted to IMS co-director
By Diana Bogan
The Island Middle School Board of Directors
called a special meeting Saturday, Oct. 11, for the
evaluation of the school's executive director.
Board President Genie Salter said that although she
had intended to have a meeting to evaluate Gary
Hughes' performance as executive director, after devel-
oping a list of his job responsibilities she realized it is
a list of more duties than one person can reasonably
Since then, Salter said, Hughes indicated at a pre-
vious board meeting that he was having difficulty get-
ting all his work done.
Salter motioned that Kelly Parsons be promoted to
an executive co-director position and the duties be split
according to each director's strengths. The board
unanimously approved the motion.
Since the start of the school year, Parsons has been
working as the assistant director and reported directly
to Hughes. The promotion to co-director makes Par-
sons accountable to the IMS board, said Salter.
Hughes asked to speak on the motion, stating that
he has only been on the job for two months and has not
been given a chance to prove himself, but his request
was denied. Salter said the meeting was a closed board
discussion and neither Hughes nor Parsons were in-
vited to speak.
An IMS teacher in attendance asked the board to
consider listening to the staff and holding a faculty
workshop prior to finalizing each co-director's job
An interim list of duties has been created based on
what the board believes each director is best suited to
handle until a faculty workshop is scheduled.
Hughes will be in charge of developing community
partnerships, annual reports, completing the charter
renewal process, FCAT coordinator, purchasing insur-
ance, class scheduling and managing classroom substi-
tute teachers, fundraising, grant coordination and find-
ing a permanent facility.
Parsons will be responsible for student discipline,
approving and supervising school clubs, developing
curriculum, office management, handling parent in-
volvement hours, parents' questions and concerns,
human resources, student assessments, staff develop-
ment, organizing educational programs and mentoring
Initially the board was also going to give Parsons
the discretion to hire and fire staff as well as perform
staff evaluations. After deliberating, they agreed to
make retention decisions and hiring new staff the re-
Chamber members act out own 'Fantasy'
Business card exchangers gather at the sponsoring Fantasy Travel for the Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce event, which featured live music, a landing by the Privateers and other festivities. Left to right are
Teresa Margras, Alice Ulanch, Debbie Crissman, Dee Ferreira, Mary Holt, Rosemary Loitssaief, Ben Mixter,
Pieter Hahn, Gary Harkness, John Horne and Kathleen Riley. Horte and Harkness represented the Anna
Maria Oyster Bar, which also sponsored the event. Islander Photos: Nancy Ambrose
Davis questions remain
CONTI NUED FROM PAGE 1
alleged none of those property owners have been re-
quired to get a lot-width variance prior to obtaining
permits to build or remodel their homes.
Mackey further stated that the commission is miss-
ing the point. "We're not changing the use of the lot.
We're not asking for anything but to continue with the
existing use. No law says in the absence of a savings
clause you have to get a variance. To change now in the
middle of Davis' application would be hitting him with
a moving target. He already has a letter of no objection
from the city."
Mackey said that although it may be prudent for the
city to utilize a saving clause, there is no reason the city
could not proceed with Davis' site plan review.
Persson agreed to review arguments from both le-
gal counsel for Davis and legal counsel for neighbors
opposing the proposed site plan as to the existing use
of the property and will recommend how the city
should proceed with the site plan review.
John Shubin, legal counsel hired by Ruthanne
McLean and Barbara Coloney to oppose Davis' pro-
posed development, said he has been working to obtain
evidence from the city regarding the permitted use of
the property for the past three months.
Shubin alleged that there are four bed and break-
fast units on the property and not four separate dwell-
ing units, therefore the application is plainly not con-
sistent with the law.
"The truth is much more complicated than what
has been presented tonight," said Shubin.
Shubin asked that a clarification be made on what
is meant by "grandfathered use" what is allowed by
code or how it has been used in the past.
The one question Shubin said he wanted answered
is which four families have been living separately on
the property for the past 14 years.
Persson said he would make his recommendation
to the commission at its Oct. 28 regular meeting. If the
recommendation is that the site-plan review can pro-
ceed, the public hearing was continued to Nov. 8.
sponsibility of both directors and the board president.
Hughes raised objections to allowing Parsons to
handle student discipline. Hughes read a copy of a
memo sent him from another teacher alleging that Par-
sons gives too much credibility to a student's story and
in doing so undermines a teacher's authority and dis-
Salter asked Parsons if she believed she could
handle discipline in a manner that protects the student's
self-esteem, is effective and with positive reinforce-
ment. Parsons indicated she could.
Following the meeting, Salter confirmed that nei-
ther Parsons nor Hughes appealed to the board for a
change in administrative structure. However, several
board members indicated they had been advised of
problems from parents and staff members that did not
appear to be improving.
Prior to the meeting Salter asked each board mem-
ber to do as much independent fact finding as possible
in preparation for the meeting.
"I truly believe Kelly handles every situation con-
sistent with our school charter and is the heart and soul
of the school," said Salter. "Kelly has wonderful inter-
personal skills and empathy and understanding for the
children's' self-esteem, overall respect for the children,
parents and staff."
Bell ringing in
The bell is ringing in Bradenton Beach.
The bell, at the clock tower-bell tower at
Bridge Street and Anna Maria Sound, sounds 12
notes at noon,-six strikes at 6 p.m., one ring at 8
p.m. and another at 10 p.m. The bell was compli-
ments of the Norman family, which contributed
$10,000 towards its installation.
"It sounds beautiful," Mike Norman said.
Anna Maria City
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.
Oct. 23, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
Oct. 16, 1 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda:
Public comment, special event application for Priva-
teers Christmas Parade, special event application for
Christmas Prelude, salary resolution, air conditioning
contract approval for city buildings, canvassing board
approval, city general fund certificate of deposit discus-
sion, proposal for grant for police department mural,
law enforcement block grant fund discussion,
MobileTec International Inc. annual maintenance con-
tract, consent agenda and commission reports.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
Oct. 20, 6:30 p.m., safety program.
Oct. 22, 7 p.m., planning commission public hearing.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
Oct. 15, 3 p.m., Coalition of Barrier Island Elected
Officials Forum meeting, Anna Maria City Hall.
Oct. 16, 6 p.m., West Manatee Fire & Rescue Commis-
sion District meeting, Fire Station No. 1, 6001 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
Oct. 18, Islander political round table discussions for
candidates: 9 a.m., Anna Maria City Hall for Anna
Maria candidates; 10:30 a.m., Bradenton Beach City
Hall for B3radenton Beach candidates; and 1:30 p.m.,
Fire Station No. I for Holmes Beach candidates.
Oct. 20, 3:30 p.m., Island Transportation Planning
PAGE 4 N OCT. 15, 2003 0 THE ISLANDER
Anna Maria math: Make $230,000 equal $2.8 million
By Rick Catlin
Anna Maria's Capital Improvements Advisory
Committee was in a mathematical quandary at its Oct.
They had the unenviable task of trying to take the
$232,000 for capital improvements projects in the
2003-04 budget and stretch it to pay for the
committee's 41-item priority list of projects, which is
estimated to cost $2.8 million total.
Won't work, said CIAC Chairman Larry Albert.
I know, said Mayor SueLynn. That's why she came
to the committee and asked for a "priority list of prior-
ity projects" that need to be done during 2003-04 that
she can take to the city commission for additional fund-
ing, possibly through a line of credit that the commis-
sion is exploring.
So what's a priority on the already-established
CIAC priority list?
CIAC members agreed that repairing the North
Bay Boulevard "humpback" bridge and seawall are a
definite "priority priority."
City engineer Tom Wilcox of Baskerville-
Donovan Inc. said bridge repair is a real safety issue
and if it's not fixed real soon, there's a good chance the
Florida Department of Transportation will order it torn
down and replaced with a new, larger span.
Public Works Director George McKay said the
next DOT bridge inspection is due in March 2004 and
every inspection has shown more and more needed
The mayor and the CIAC also agreed that drainage
repairs and improvements should take precedence over
road repairs on the "priority priority" list.
"Drainage affects the quality of life of our citi-
zens and has a greater impact if you are afraid every
thunderstorm might flood your house," the mayor
Albert and the CIAC agreed, noting many homes
have had repetitive losses from flooding.
The CIAC eventually approved a motion recom-
mending that the city commission fund seven projects
totaling an estimated $430,000, of which $232,000 has
already been budgeted. Of that money, $32,000 is ear-
marked for a walkover to the beach.
"That leaves us about $232,000 short," said City
Commissioner Duke Miller, the commission's liaison
to the CIAC. "So it will be up to the commission to
make a decision."
At least it's a starting point for the commission to
work with, noted the mayor.
The "priority priority" list of capital improvement
projects for 2003-04 as recommended by the CIAC in
order of importance is:
Bridge and seawall improvements on North Bay
Pine Avenue/Crescent Drive drainage outfall
South Drive/South Bay Boulevard flood relief.
North Shore Drive drainage improvements.
Pine Avenue to Spring Lane (west of Gulf Drive)
South Bay Boulevard between Magnolia Avenue
and Loquat Drive drainage improvements.
Chilson Avenue cul-de-sac flood relief.
North Bay Boulevard drainage improvements.
Miller said that the city should put all the improve-
ments out to bid as a collective project, which would
likely result in considerable savings.
Alamanda Villa going condo, but staying same
The eight-unit Alamanda Villa at 102 39th St. in
Holmes Beach held an open house Sunday, Oct. 12, as
the unit prepares to become a condominium complex
early next year.
But the quiet little Gulffront property won't be los-
ing its ambiance or character.
Current owner Greg Mitchell said the property will
continue to operate as a hotel, even when all the units
Island Vacation Properties of Holmes Beach is
marketing the units and will operate the property as a
Prices range from the mid-to-upper $300,000 and
interested investors may make a purchase reservation
A number of amenities are already at the property
and a swimming pool will be added prior to its conver-
sion to condominium status.
The final condominium documents are expected in
For more information on the units, contact Barry
Gould or Ted Schlegel at Island Vacation Properties,
or go online at www.alamandavilla.com for a visual
tour of the property.
Ted Schlegel of
Properties and the
great pumpkin were
ready for Halloween
at the Alamanda
Villa open house
Sunday, Oct. 12 as
tors viewed the
in Holmes Beach
that is converting to
in early 2004.
Schlegel is one of
the real estate
... and development approved for 10th Street N.
By Paul Roat
With little fanfare, the Bradenton Beach Planning
and Zoning Board has approved an eight-unit
townhouse development at 10th Street North.
Ri 1 5
South Beach Village is owned by Tom Chipain.
Developers are Reed Mapes and Jeff Wilson. The
project will have eight three-bedroom units in two
structures at the site of the parking lot for the Gulf
Anna Maria Elementary School Principal Kathy Hayes, center, met students and parents who followed a safe
walking route to school on International Walk to School Day Oct. 8. The event was organized by AME Safelt
Chairperson Debra Scott to teach students how to be safe pedestrians. AME students Sara Scott, carrying the
McGruff Crime Dog safety mascot, Luis Fernandez, Samantha Purnell, Stephan Coutoulakis, Madeleine
Wilson, Stephanie Purnell and Lindsey Bell were joined by their parents, "Vince" the Crash Test Du)nmmy and
Holmes Beach Commissioner Sandy Haas-Martens for their morning walk. Islander Photo: Diana Bogan
Drive Cafe, running to the east from Gulf Drive along
10th Street North. The property is slightly more than
one-half acre. The property zoning allows up to nine
The biggest bone of contention facing planning
board members was the change in use from the
restaurant's parking lot, its current use, to townhouses.
Board members voiced fears that the property change
would impact the popular eatery, which is managed by
He assured board members that the parking lot
usage would continue "as long as I have the Gulf Drive
Cafe lease." Chipain added that the Kokolis family,
owner of the restaurant and the adjacent property that
was once the Trader Jack's restaurant, would probably
be coming forward to request additional parking for the
Building Official Bob Welch said the Kokolis re-
quest for expanded parking could come before the
planning and zoning board as early as November.
Two members of the public spoke on the matter-
Peter Costello questioned rental periods for the
townhouses, and Mitchell Ladewski asked about fenc-
ing. Both were told the matters in question either were
not germaine to the issue at hand or would be dealt with
during the construction phase of the project.
Planning board members placed two stipulations
on the project in their unanimous approval providing
assurances that traffic counts were accurate and that a
relatively new concrete material that developers pro-
pose to utilize on driveways is impervious and will be
THE ISLANDER M OCT. 15, 2003 0 PAGE 5
Bayfest Saturday in Anna Maria City on Pine Ave.
By Jim Hanson
Mayors in the hoosegow, nonstop music, stuff for
kids, tons of food, cars of bygone times all that and
much more will crowd Anna Maria Saturday, Oct. 18,
at the annual Bayfest.
In deference to the parking problems in the Island's
northern city, ample free parking will be offered and
free transportation between Bayfest and parking.
Bayfest itself is free, too.
The annual festival of arts, food and music will be
from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. on Pine Avenue between Gulf
Drive and Tampa Bay, sponsored by the Anna Maria
Island Chamber of Commerce.
Fifteen children's action booths are on the pro-
gram, along with a marine life touch tank, and a
The mayors of the three Anna Maria Island
cities will do time in the pokey Saturday, Oct. 18,
waiting for well-wishers and others to bail them
Their durance won't be vile, though, just the
old jail in Anna Maria, built in 1924 and almost
ever since an open-air kind of calaboose without
door or roof.
The mayors will be held in prison garb and
held in handcuffs and ball and chain until their
buddies pony up $2,000 for each of them, which
will go toward restoration of the historic Belle
Mayors to serve time are SueLynn of Anna
Maria, Carol Whitmore of Holmes Beach, and
John Chappie of Bradenton Beach.
They needn't feel particularly singled out -
half of the notables on the Island will feel the grip
of custody and the pinch on their wallets before the
day is out.
children's play area will be set up by Island Middle
School and Anna Maria Island Community Center.
Classic cars will be judged between 10 a.m. and 3
p.m., with awards presented at 3. As many as 40 art,
retail and crafts booths are planned. The Pyrates of the
Gulf Coast Krewe will be there. There will be prize
raffles all day.
The mayors of all three Island cities will be held in
custody in the historic old jail at the Anna Maria Island
Historical Museum until each can raise $2,000 cash
bail from friends and fans (see related story).
Music will be by IMS Conch Fritters, Eric von
Hahmann, Gumbo Boogie Band, Koko Ray and the
Soul Providers, and the Dr. Dave Band.
A huge feature again this year will be the "Taste of
the Islands" festival of great food. Providing unique
Among the non-mayors going to jail will be
Pat Geyer, owner of Duffy's Tavern; Kathy
Hayes, elementary school principal; Katie
Pierola, ex-mayor of Bradenton Beach; Dr. Scott
Kosfeld, Holmes Beach physician; real estate
sales person Darcy Duncan; Bill Arnold, vice
mayor of Bradenton Beach; John Quam, vice
mayor of Anna Maria; Don Maloney, Sandy
Haas-Martens and Rich Bohnenberger, Holmes
Beach city commissioners; Mitch Stewart, presi-
dent of the new Pyrates of the Gulf Coast; and a
bunch of others.
They will be fed Old Settlers Bread and water,
and bail-raising phone calls will be encouraged.
Anna Maria Island Historical Society is behind
it all, and members will sell their Old Settlers Bread
and help Girl Scouts in their bake sale at the histori-
cal museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
It's all part of the annual Bayfest, music and art
and food festival in Anna Maria (see related story).
taste treats will be:
Duffy's Tavern, the Salad Chef, Sun House, Jane's
Coffee & Tea, SS Scoops Ice Cream, Barracuda Kettle
Corn, Rod & Reel Pier, Paradise Bagels & Coffee,
ReMax popcorn booth, Sandbar Restaurant, Charlie's
on the Island;
Fit to Eat Deli, Banana Cabana, Ooh La La! Bis-
tro, Anna Maria Island Oyster Bar, Moore's Stone
Crab, DaGiorgio's Ristorante, Skinny's Place,
Sandy's Rich Real Coffee & Realty, Jade 27 Con-
Free parking will be at the Island Baptist Church,
8605 Gulf Drive, with Manatee County Area Transpor-
tation furnishing free to-and-fro trolley service.
Additional information may be obtained from the
chamber of commerce at 778-1541.
MCAT rerouting trolley
The Manatee County Area Transit will reroute the
Island trolley during the Bayfest celebrations in Anna
Maria Oct. 18.
MCAT marketing manager Susan Hancock said the
trolley will travel Magnolia Avenue Oct. 18 because Pine
Avenue will be closed.
The trolley will be able to use its regular turn-around
area at the Anna Maria City Pier parking lot, she said.
Passengers in Anna Maria will not be picked up or
dropped off at Pine Avenue stops Oct. 18, and should
utilize the city pier parking lot or an alternative loca-
tion for the trolley.
'Beach Ball' scheduled here
The third annual "Beach Ball," a major fundraiser
of the Junior League of Manatee County, is scheduled
for 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Sandbar restau-
rant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria.
The evening will include dinner, dancing, enter-
tainment and raffles. Tickets are $25 at the door or in
advance by calling 739-7759.
Also on the league's fundraising agenda is the an-
nual "Holiday Gift Market" Nov. 7-9 at the Manatee
Civic Center, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto.
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PAGE 6 E OCT. 15, 2003 0 THE ISLANDER
Two years on Island time
By Rick Catlin
This week marks my second anniversary at The
Islander and covering Island news, politics and people.
I know some people think I've been around forever, but
it's not true.
So, with apologies to the column I wrote last year
that may be strikingly similar to this year's effort, I
offer the following observations freely and with no
I've had the fortune some would say misfortune
- to cover various meetings in all three Island cities
and meet the politicians, residents and continual com-
As a Florida boy who grew up in Clearwater when
it was an undiscovered city of about 20,000, and as
someone who has covered Florida beach communities
as a reporter on both the east and west coasts of the
state, this Island is unique.
Duh! Ya think?
Well, everyone agrees and says that, but let me talk
about the uniqueness of Anna Maria Island people.
Islanders are often strange, unique, and never dull.
Some are outspoken and outrageous, some never speak
and never rage, and some always speak in a rage.
Some are level-headed, some are not even level,
and some have no heads at all. Some are rich, some are
poor, some work and some have never had to work.
Most are in between.
But they are never boring.
They make for great stories in the newspaper, what
reporters and editors call "good copy."
This Island is more than its people. It's an ambi-
ance, a nostalgia for the quiet Florida of 50 years ago,
for a way of life that has long since disappeared from
most Florida beach communities.
Islanders are desperately fighting to protect that
ambiance in what mAy ultimately be a losing battle.
For now, however, Anna Maria Island is one of the
few Florida barrier islands that still has some "Old
Florida" character left.
Exactly what "Old Florida" means, I leave to the
reader to define, but I do know this:
There are no McDonalds, no Pizza Huts, no Burger
Kings and no Holiday Inns on Anna Maria Island.
There is no mass tourism, there are no man-made
tourist traps or attractions and there is no point in be-
ing in a hurry.
There are no high-rise hotels and no four-lane high-
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ways and just one six-story condo, and its construction
apparently halted the "high-rise" fever here that is found
on many other Florida coastal communities.
If you want "high-rise" fever, go to Sand Key on
Clearwater Beach, where I grew up, or drive down to
Anna Maria Island has only five traffic lights, and
four of those are in Holmes Beach.
There are houses here that date back to the 1930s,
'40s and '50s, and there are even businesses run from
some of these houses.
There are open-air restaurants here, shell parking
lots, an old wooden pier or two or three, an undevel-
oped beach where sea oats still grow, some oyster beds,
fishermen who still make a living with a cast net, fresh
grouper that is fresh from the sea, not fresh from the
freezer, and people who still play horseshoes and
I've lived and worked in Clearwater Beach, St.
Petersburg Beach, Belleair Beach, Ft. Lauderdale
Beach, Miami Beach, Neptune Beach, Atlantic Beach
and Jacksonville Beach and visited just about every
other son of a beach in Florida.
More than emblems
I hope the police, Holmes Beach officials and the
public understand that the recent rash of "stealing car
emblems" is considerably more serious than kids' mis-
chief or naughtiness.
It involves not just the value of the emblems, but
gouges on the paint and replacement of the whole grille
in many cases. Our two cars were hit Sept. 28 and the
cost of repairing, repainting and replacement is more
than $3,300. That's only two cars out of some two
The total cost of the damage done merits very se-
rious attention by the authorities and the help of par-
ents. It's not just the effect on locals, but what this
could do to our reputation as a tourist destination. .
Further, if this is not stopped cold it can result in
Those places have about as much "Old Florida"
character and charm as Disneyworld.
And each Island city has its own charm and char-
It's unfair, however, to say that Bradenton Beach
has too much development, Holmes Beach doesn't
have enough development and Anna Maria doesn't
want any development.
The problem for each city seems to be coming to
a consensus of how much "Old Florida" ambiance
combined with development does each city want, or
If there are some 8,000 permanent residents on the
Island, then there are at least 16,000 different opinions
on how the Island's character should be maintained
In the end, however, the Island belongs to its
The late Island resident and writer Wyatt
Blassingame said it all more than 40 years ago when he
wrote, "If you unscrew a screwball anywhere in the
United States, blindfold him, turn him around twice
and turn him loose, he'll wind up in Anna Maria."
Is that how I got here?
even more serious criminal activity by these young
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From World War II to
Wisconsin politics to Anna Maria
Russ "Rusty" Olson remembers as a teenager in
Chicago that the war in Europe that started in Septem-
ber 1939 seemed far away.
At least until some of his friends left to join the
Canadian Army and get into the fight and the draft was
instituted by the U.S. government around 1940.
Rusty was a freshman at the University of Illinois
in December 1941 when he learned of the Japanese
attack on Pearl Harbor that brought the United States
into the war.
The atmosphere of "higher learning" changed
quickly after that and when a Marine Corps recruiter
arrived on campus in the fall of 1942, Rusty and some
of his buddies joined up.
In the spring of 1943, Rusty was shipped to Parris
Island in South Carolina for boot camp, an experience
he remembers as "not very pleasant."
The 14-hour days and endless training, however,
must have had an effect because Olson was assigned to
be a drill instructor at Parris Island after his own gradu-
ation from boot camp.
Eventually, Rusty became part of the newly
formed 29th Marine Regiment and was shipped off to
San Diego for deployment overseas.
"We didn't know where we were going, but in San
Diego, it was sure a treat to see the big city night life."
After a few days, the regiment boarded a troop ship
and landed on Guadalcanal a few weeks later.
"We were only told that a tough battle had been
won on the island by the Marines and there were only
a few Japanese soldiers still in hiding. It was only later
we learned the price our guys paid to stop the Japanese
on the island."
After six months of intensive training, the regiment
boarded a troop ship again, this time for an island no
Rusty Olson as a training instructor for the U.S.
Marine Corps at Paris Island in 1943.
one had ever heard of: Okinawa.
When Olson landed on Easter Sunday, April 1,
1945, he saw his first dead marines, an experience that
"sobered me up real quick."
The fighting was extremely difficult, with the
Japanese soldiers dug into the caves and hillsides.
Ground gained was measured in feet and much of the
fighting was close-in and hand-to-hand.
Olson killed his first Japanese soldier on his sec-
ond day on Okinawa. "I then knew I was part of the
But his most sobering experience came when one
of his squad members was
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Russ "Rusty" Olson of Anna Maria as Wisconsin's
lieutenant governor in 1982 relaxes with his wife
was ordered to take the body back to the aid station.
"It didn't make much sense to me because nothing
could be done for him, but I did it anyway," said Russ.
While he was gone, a Japanese bomb exploded in
his squad's foxhole, killing everyone.
"I guess somebody wanted me to stay alive," said
By the time Okinawa was clear of Japanese resis-
tance, most of Olson's platoon had been either killed
or wounded, so "there wasn't much fun celebrating the
victory. I had lost most of my good friends. My only
thoughts then were of going home."
Instead of home, Olson and his regiment were
shipped to Guam to begin training for the invasion of
By now, said Olson, "none of us had the stomach
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for more fighting." As a platoon sergeant, Rusty knew
he would have to lead his men in any invasion of Ja-
pan and casualties would be high.
Then "the bomb went off and Japan surrendered.
Think about it. If we hadn't dropped the bomb, I could
easily have become a casualty and I wouldn't be tell-
ing you my story today."
Olson got another break when he boarded a troop
ship for occupation duty in China. Just as the ship was
about to leave, a boat came alongside with orders send-
ing him back to Chicago for his grandfather's funeral.
The journey home took nearly two weeks, but he
eventually reached his family's farm, surprising every-
Olson was never sent to China and was eventually
discharged from the service.
He married his wife Frances Mary in 1947 and
became a farmer in Illinois. Later, he and his family
moved to Wisconsin and he went to work as an agency
manager for International Harvester.
He became a Wisconsin state legislator in 1960,
serving for 14 years. He was the state's lieutenant gov-
ernor from 1978-82 and finally retired to Anna Maria
Olson never wanted to be a hero, he said, and join-
ing up was just something everyone was doing.
"After Pearl Harbor, everyone was patriotic. We
thought we'd beat the Japanese in a few months."
Rusty eventually wrote his memoirs as something
for his children and grandchildren, because "we know
so little about our own parents, grandparents and great-
grandparents. I just want them to know who I was."
What Rusty was, and is, and always will be, is a
member of the greatest generation.
"The Greatest Generation" column is .for Island,
Longboat Key, Perico Island and Cortez veterans, man
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AME school team continues with budget cuts
By Diana Bogan
Anna Maria Elementary School's construction
project team is progressing with its evaluation of po-
tential cost-reducing items.
Estimates based on the design development docu-
ments for AME's new school construction are reach-
ing $6.9 million $1.3 million over budget.
Team members believe the construction design
documents will be complete by Nov. 15 and ready for
the bidding process.
The best estimate the team can currently give to
bring its budget and final construction design before the
school board is January. The school board must ap-
prove the budget and final design plans before con-
Team members have been reviewing a list updated
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tor W.G. Mills, at the team's weekly Thursday meet-
Larry Roemer, Manatee County School District
project team coordinator, said that suggestions for cost-
reduction items will be discussed by the entire project
team and chosen as a consensus.
The team has agreed to take several items off the
table that were previously considered for cutbacks.
There will be no reduction of the overhang of the
sloped roof system from four to two feet. It will remain
a four-foot overhang.
The team also decided it would not be reducing the
height of the auditorium ceiling since architect Tomn
Cardinal said the most he would be able to lower the
ceiling over the stage area would be two feet, a change
that would not produce significant cost savings.
Team members also vetoed recommendations to
lower the stage height from 30 to 24 inches. The
school's current stage is 36 inches high. Sidgmore said
elementary schools with cafetoriums get a 24-inch-high
stage and a middle school might get a 30-inch-high
Team members also vetoed Cardinal's recommen-
dation to change the pitched roof over the music and art
classrooms to a flat roof, then adjoining it to the breeze-
way and cafeteria, which also have a flat roof.
Team architects believe that it not only saves
money, but adds to the aesthetic appeal to the building.
AME Principal Kathy Hayes said she would prefer to
know how much money it would actually save before
making a decision. However, community representa-
tives Maria Facheris and Gina Duvall were not in fa-
vor of changing the roofline.
An item the team did agree to cut was the water-
proofing membrane for an alternative waterproofing
system, which the team will be review at its next meet-
Ghosts, goblins at haunted house
Halloween will come a bit early this year in
Bradenton Beach, and teenagers who have taken over
the haunted house promise it will be spookier than ever.
The Halloween highlight has been staged annually
by the Bradenton Beach Volunteer Fire Department at
its firehouse, but this year the firefighters asked the
Privateens to take over. In the past, the Privateers had
coordinated the festivities.
The Privateens is the 90-member youth auxiliary
of the Anna Maria Island Privateers, and Privateer Dr.
Elizabeth Christie of the Manatee High School faculty
is its advisor.
"You can bet the teenagers will have some terrific
ideas for scary haunted houses," she said. There will be
the traditional Halloween ghosts, goblins and other
such spooky frighteners, plus those imaginative teens'
The haunted house will be from 7 p.m. until when-
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Items being collected
for wounded soldiers
Donations of items of use to wounded
American soldiers are being collected by radio
talk show host Bud Beck, with a prominent de-
livery point on Anna Maria Island.
Beck listed several articles to be collected at
Duffy's Tavern, 313 59th St., across from
Holmes Beach City Hall. Next month he will
take his morning show on the road to Walter
Reed Army Hospital, Washington, D.C. There
he will deliver the donations to the American
Red Cross on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
Items most needed, he said, are prepaid tele-
phone cards, sweatshirts and pants, socks, slip-
pers, new books, board games, puzzles, T-shirts,
underwear, women's sport bras, writing materi-
als, postage stamps, nonperishable snacks.
"We also need money to rent a truck one
way and for fuel," he said. His show is aired on
WWPR, Pier 1490. Details may be obtained at
792-2073 or 745-1490.
Drawing class returning to Center
The drawing class with local artist Sue Cotton is
returning Oct. 25 to the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, with registration open now.
The four-Thursday series will be from 9-10:15 a.m.
at the Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Cost is
$35 for members, $40 for nonmembers. Details are
available at 778-1908.
Registration under way
for senior driver course
The AARP's refresher course for drivers 50 and
older will be at the Island Branch Library next week,
and registration has begun.
The course will be from noon-4 p.m. Oct. 23-24.
Required registration may be made by calling 776-
1158. Completion of the course gives the driver a re-
duction on auto insurance by many insurance compa-
nies, said Tyrus McDaniel of the AARP.
Cost is $10. The library is at 5701 Marina Drive,
'Mixed movements' class starting
A "mixed movements" class in dance and exercise
will begin at the Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, on Fridays start-
ing Oct. 17.
The class will be led by Maureen Dye from 9-10
a.m. Cost is $4 for members, $5 for nonmembers. De-
tails may be obtained at 778-1908.
'One-stroke painting' class
comes back to Center
"One-Stroke Painting" instruction is scheduled to
resume at the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
with registration open now at the Center, 407 Magno-
lia Ave., Anna Maria.
The course, led by Jo Gustavsen, will be 6:30-8:30
p.m. on four Thursdays, starting Oct. 30. Deadline for
registration is Oct. 21. Cost is $90, which includes sup-
plies. Information may be obtained by calling 778-1908.
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Holmes Beach and its police department.
Holmes Beach Police and School Resource Officer
Pete Lannon will present the dangers lurking in Internet
chatrooms that attract children at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct.
During this session, two young women who have
been victims of Internet crimes will role-play with
Lannon, who will play the part of a chatroom stalker.
Lannon will also discuss how Internet maps can be
used as potential crime tools and Holmes Beach Detec-
tive Teri Davis will present action plans to avoid
More sessions are scheduled for the third Monday
of each month, and local crime stories are used as ex-
amples. There will be no session in December.
Babysitting service will be provided beginning at 6:30
p.m. by AME's Safety Chairman Debbie Scott. Scott will
be conducting a McGruff Safety Program for children on
topics similar to the parent-education seminar.
Meet, greet at Star Fish
Former Bradenton Mayor Bill Evers, now cam-
paigning to regain his seat from Mayor Wayne Poston,
will make a stop in Cortez on his campaign trail.
The native Cortezian will be the guest of Star Fish
Company from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19.
Star owner Karen Bell said there will be snacks,
including mullet spread, of course, and refreshments.
"Please stop by to show your support for Bill," Bell
said. "He has always been a friend to Cortez and we
wish him the best."
For more information, call Bell at 794-1249.
Who can win White House?
to be Dem's topic
The Anna Maria Island Democratic Club will ex-
plore "Who Can Win the White House in 2004?" when
it meets at noon Monday, Oct. 20, at the Beach House
Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
The luncheon will be Dutch treat and open to the
public. Guest speaker will be the host of the Bud Beck
radio show. Additional information may be obtained by
Second watercolor course
being added at Center
A second series of watercolor classes with artist
Sue Cotton will begin Thursday, May 23, at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
The class from 10:30 a.m.-l p.m. will be in addi-
tion to Cotton's Tuesday morning class and will run
through May 25. Cost is $60 for members, $65 for
nonmembers. Further information may be obtained by
'Craft Crazy' canceled
The Anna Maria Island Community Center has
canceled its "Craft Crazy" program, scheduled for
Tuesday nights. Questions may be directed to the Cen-
ter at 778-1908.
By Rick Catlin
The Bradenton Beach Scenic Highway Committee
Corridor Management Entity would like to establish
more lighted crosswalks along Gulf Drive, but it needs
traffic count information for the Florida Department of
The DOT is happy to provide assistance and is
currently conducting traffic-count assessments for that
Traffic counts in Bradenton Beach in October?
What's the point of that? asked Fawn Ker at the
CME's Oct. 7 meeting.
"Why do them in October when there's almost no
traffic?" she said.
That's almost like counting lightning strikes in
Florida in February and multiplying by 12 to get a
Ker suggested the DOT perform traffic counts in
July to get a better handle on Gulf Drive traffic. It's
not high-season or low-season at that time, she sug-
But the DOT has never been in favor of more
lighted crosswalks on Gulf Drive, said Mike Howe of
the Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organi-
DOT's Debbie Schneider of the Bartow office has
continually said no to more crosswalks, he said, and
that recommendation is likely to continue.
In other CME business, members were updated on
the beach revegetation project planned by Manatee
County Environmental Systems Manager Charlie
Hunsicker as the final phase of the 2002 beach
CME Chairperson Judy Giovanelli said Hunsicker
told her it it will cost $18,000 in permits for the
$30,000 revegetation project, but he's still going ahead
He's hoping to start as soon as turtle nesting sea-
son ends Nov. 1, she said.
Beachfront property owners who signed up for
revegetation can get "intensive" planting by calling
745-3723, Giovanelli said.
Residents who have signed up for revegetation,
however, must agree to water and care for the plantings
for a four-to six-month period, she noted.
The CME also discussed the proposed new sign
identifying what is located on First Street North and
Ker suggested signs at the Gulf Drive entrance to a
number of historic streets pointing out what's available
on that street.
Some members, however, were concerned because
the CME is trying to reduce signage in the city, not add
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William H. Dingman
William H. Dingman, 71, of Bridge Lane, Enfield,
Conn., died Oct. 4.
Born in Gloverston, N.Y., Mr. Dingman was a resi-
dent of Enfield for 28 years. He was employed in the
fire-security department of Hamilton Standard, retiring
in 1993. He served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a
member of AmVets Post No. 18 and the Tanguay-
Magill Post No. 80 American Legion, both in Enfield.
He was a member of the Holy Faith Church, Enfield,
and was a CCD teacher at the church.
A Mass of Christian Burial was Oct. 7 in Enfield.
Burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a later
date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Little
Sisters of the Poor, St. Joseph's Residence, 1365
Enfield St., Enfield CT 06082.
He is survived by wife Lois; sons William of
Bradenton Beach, Joseph of Bradenton; Michael of
Mocksville, N.C., Thomas of Longmeadow, Mass., Rob-
ert of Windsor Locks, and Patrick of Enfield; daughter
Kathleen Brown of New Mexico, stepdaughters Kim
DeSarbo of North Branford, Pamela Stoddard of Suffield,
and Trisha of Mocksville; and 23 grandchildren.
Elmer F. Ennis
Elmer F. Ennis, 95, of Bradenton, died Oct. 8.
Born in Elizabeth, N.J., Mr. Ennis came to Mana-
tee County from Plainfield, N.J., in 1992. He retired as
a manager for Bell Laboratories, Whippany, N.J. He
was a member of Telephone Pioneers and Plainfield
New Jersey Old Guard. He was Roman Catholic.
There were no services.
He is survived by daughter Margaret Loizeaux of
Anna Maria; sister Edna Blankley of California; three
grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Emily L. Brown Jarvela
Emily L. Brown Jarvela, 85, of Bradenton Beach,
died Oct. 11.
Born in Providence, R.I., Mrs. Jarvela came to Mana-
tee County from Greystone, R.I., in 1934. She was a wait-
ress and cook at the Oyster House, Lindsey Drug Store,
Harbor House and Gulf Terrace Restaurant, all in
Bradenton Beach, and retired in 1983 from Moore's Stone
Crab Restaurant on Longboat Key. She was Episcopalian.
Visitation was Oct. 13 and services Oct. 14 at
Brown and Sons Funeral Home. Burial will be in
She is survived by daughters Betty Hug of Semi-
nole and Valerie Yates of Live Oak; son Chuck Brown
of Bradenton; 15 grandchildren; and 19 great-grand-
Paul A. Loebach Jr.
Paul A. Loebach Jr., 46, of Bradenton Beach, died
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Mr. Loebach came to
Manatee County from Arlington Heights, Ill., in 1982.
He was a cook at various restaurants. He enjoyed fish-
ing. He was Catholic.
There were no services. Memorial contributions
may be made to American Diabetes Association, 5011-
L W. Hillsborough Ave., Tampa FL 33634. Griffith-
Cline Funeral Home, Manatee Avenue Chapel, was in
charge of arrangements.
He is survived by sisters Patricia Clair of Portland,
Ore., Barbara Evanhoe of Towanda, Kan., and Carol
Torline of Amhurst Junction, Wis.
Margaret T. Prieve
Margaret T. Prieve, 90, of Bradenton, died Oct. 6.
Born in Janesville, Wis., Mrs. Prieve came to
Manatee County from Milwaukee in 1984. She was a
homemaker. She was a member and sang in the choir
at Roser Memorial Community Church, Anna Maria
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov.
1, at the church, 512 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Memo-
rial contributions may be made to the church, P.O. Box
247, Anna Maria City FL 34216.
She is survived by daughter Meg Kleeb of
Crossville, Tenn.; sons Bart of Englewood, Colo., and
Charles Jr. of Mission Viejo, Calif.; brother Carl Timm
of Carl Junction, Mo.; and five grandchildren.
Marjorie Frances Myers Sardegna
Marjorie Frances Myers Sardegna, 69, of
Bradenton and formerly of Anna Maria Island, died
Mrs. Sardegna was a lifelong resident of Manatee
County. She was a retired administrative assistant. She
Visitation will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct.
18, at Palmetto First United Methodist Church, 330
11th Ave., Palmetto, with services to follow. Memo-
rial contributions may be made to the American
Cancer Society, 600 U.S. 301 Blvd. W., Ste. 136,
Bradenton FL 34207.
She is survived by sons James of Holmes Beach
and Richard Paul of Bradenton; daughter Jerri Maria
Sardegna Barnes of San Carlos Park; brother Rev.
Stanley Myers of Lynn Haven; sisters Alice V.
Myers of Palmetto, Deloris Welch of Ellenton, and
Patricia McRee of Scaly Mountain, N.C.; and three
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Wastin' away again in 'Mariaville,' Anna Maria style
By Rick Catlin
With apologies to Jimmy Buffett, Anna Maria city
commissioners are once again wasting away over trash
in the city.
This time, commissioners at their Oct. 9 workshop
heard a proposal from Waste Management Inc., the
city's waste hauling contractor, to provide automated
pickup service at a cost of $11 per month per residence,
an increase of $1.18 from the current $9.82 for regu-
lar service. WMI will also provide new, wheeled gar-
bage containers at no charge.
Yard waste and recyclables collection fees remain
WMI's Rose Quin-Barr said the automated service,
which utilizes just a driver and mechanical arms on the
garbage truck to lift the container, is the wave of the fu-
ture. She forgot to mention, however, the service also
makes WMI more money because it's one less salary
on the truck, although it's a higher fee to the customer.
And WMI is not about to give something for noth-
ing. If the city wants automated service, WMI wants
the current contract extended, and Quin-Barr said WMI
will agree to a five-year extension.
City Attorney Jim Dye said an extension would
have to be done by a new ordinance complete with
That opened up the public garbage cans at the
meeting as members of the public seized that opportu-
nity to file a litany of complaints about WMI service.
Chief among the complaints is the fact that duplex
owners must pay every month for twice-weekly pickup
for both units, even though the units may only be rented
for six months of the year.
It's unfair, said residents Shirley McNulty and
Carol Ann Magill.
No, it's not unfair, said Quin-Barr, it's the only
way WMI can do business.
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mare" she claimed.
How does WMI determine who should pay and
Besides, the monthly fee is based upon an equitable
distribution of costs among the city's taxpayers. If
some taxpayers don't have to pay their share because
they're not renting or occupying a property, other tax-
payers have to pay more to balance out WMI operat-
And that's not fair, Quin-Barr said.
Then let's be fair and review the entire contract,
complete with public input, prior to any new agree-
ment, replied Commission Chairperson John Quam.
Commissioners also discussed a proposal to insti-
tute a series of fines for people who leave garbage con-
tainers outside past the times designated in the trash
container ordinance, or who put them out several days
in advance of pickup.
The problem, said Commissioner Duke Miller, is
that the city has so many non-resident owners who visit
only on weekends and put their yard waste and trash
out when they leave on Sunday.
Yard waste is not picked up until Wednesday.
But why fine the elderly people of Anna Maria
who may be unable to pick up their trash cans or who
might forget? said Commissioner Linda Cramer.
The commission is spending too much time deal-
ing with garbage cans in the rights of way, she said.
"Just pick them up for your neighbor. I don't agree
with fines," and the commission has a lot of more im-
portant matters pending, Cramer added.
Miller suggested that the city eliminate any fines in
the proposed trash collection ordinance, but require non-
resident owners those who have a zip code outside
Anna Maria to obtain rear-door trash pickup service.
Commissioners agreed with Miller's suggestion.
In other workshop business, the commission re-
viewed Mayor SueLynn's employee manual and
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The commission also discussed changes to the
city's noise ordinance that would include enforcement
options for Manatee County Sheriff's Office deputies
assigned to Anna Maria when they receive a complaint
of loud noise.
The first step would always be to issue a warning,
commissioners agreed, but the ordinance needs some
fine schedule, such as a $50 fine after repeated warn-
ings fail to halt the offense, said Miller.
Dye agreed the city could include a fine schedule
in the ordinance, but it needs to be accompanied by a
procedure for deputies to issue a citation. He added that
deputies should always give a warning first before is-
suing any ticket for a noise violation.
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Oct. 2, 501 Gulf Drive N., Bridgeport Condomini-
ums, criminal mischief. According to the report, a car
was sprayed with a chemical fire extinguisher. The
contents of the extinguisher were sprayed both outside
and inside the vehicle.
Oct. 2, 200 Gulf Drive N., Beach House Restau-
rant, criminal mischief. According to the report, a beer
bottle was used to smash the rear window of a car. The
bottle was found inside the car and taken as evidence
and possible fingerprints.
Sept. 27,7000 block of Gulf Drive, vandalism. The
Kabris rezone hearing
Oct. 22 in Holmes Beach
Pat Kabris of 101 75th St., Holmes Beach, is seek-
ing to build a second unit, a duplex or condominium,
at his home and has requested a rezone of beachfront
land zoned "recreation" to facilitate his plan.
His request will be the subject of a hearing before
the planning commission at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct.
At a July city commission meeting, a presenta-
tion made on behalf of Kabris proposed to rezone a
portion of his property from Rec- 1, recreation area,
to R-2, medium density. His present home is zoned
In the recent past, Kabris was denied a request
to construct a clubhouse with living facilities on the
land zoned for recreation. He eventually built a club-
house without living facilities and pool.
The Rec-1 land that Kabris purchased from the
Holmes family several years ago adjoins the Cabana
Beach Club on the Gulf at 75th and 76th streets.
Kabris told the planning "We will probably make
it into two units, some sort of condo, if we rezone it,
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Oct. 3, 5200 block of Gulf Drive, disturbance.
According to the report, a contractor refused to return
the house keys to a homeowner until he was permitted
to remove the rest of his equipment.
Oct. 4, 5300 block of Gulf Drive, traffic. A man
was cited for driving with an expired license and driv-
ing with an unassigned tag.
Oct. 5, 200 block of 81st Street, theft/drugs. An
officer arrested Bryan Roberts, 43, of Holmes
Beach, for evading payment of cab fare from Pal-
metto. According to the report, officers found Rob-
erts was in possession of marijuana after transport-
ing him to jail.
Oct. 5, 3700 block of Gulf Drive, battery. A man
was arrested after he allegedly pushed a woman to the
ground and dragged her through the sand. According
to the report, the two had been arguing over a broken
THE BEST 010 YEARS
Headlines in the Oct. 14, 1993,
issue of The Islander
Local legislators agreed at a meeting with
Islanders that they would not sponsor any bill in
the state legislature to consolidate five fire dis-
tricts, including Anna Maria's, into a single dis-
The Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter received a $36,000 grant from Manatee
County Children Services to continue the
center's counseling programs for children and
Anna Maria Mayor Ray Simches and Vice
Mayor Doug Wolfe were at odds over whether
or not there is a public beach access where Gulf
Drive ends at Coconut Avenue and about 25 city
residents signed a petition demanding an inves-
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arrested after a witness reported seeing the man pull-
ing a woman by her hair and neck. According to the
report, the man fled the scene when he learned the
neighbor had called the police. Officers found him hid-
ing in a nearby yard.
Oct. 8, 2800 block of Gulf Drive, burglary. A surf-
board was reportedly stolen from a garage.
Oct. 9, 200 block of 84th Street, theft. A man re-
ported that someone took his ladder from the side of his
Oct. 9, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach,
theft. A leather case was reported stolen from an un-
Oct. 9, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach,
burglary. A man reported his laptop computer stolen
from his car.
Key Royale Club expansion
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The site plan review for an addition to the Key Royale
Club for a building to house hand-drawn golf carts and
some motorized golf carts on the southeast side of the
clubhouse adjacent to Hampshire Lane was approved by
the Holmes Beach City Commission with three stipula-
According to the stipulations, the Key Royale Club
agrees to permanently remove the driving net located ad-
jacent to Hampshire Lane, restrict employees and club
members from parking on Hampshire Lane, and to sub-
mit a landscape plan before a building permit can be is-
The stipulations are a result of a compromise
reached with residents of Hampshire Lane contesting
the location of the addition. Attorney Peter Kelly ap-
peared on behalf of residents Charles and Lynn
Maclver and Joyce Rocco.
Kelly cited traffic access, circulation and parking
and good design standards as the key flaws in the pro-
posed club development.
To help alleviate traffic concerns, Holmes Beach
Police Chief Jay Romine has placed three "no parking"
signs on Hampshire Lane adjacent to the club.
The site plan was approved unanimously with the
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AME fifth-grade imagines manatee's future
Holmes Beach Commissioner Don Maloney in-
vited Anna Maria Elementary School fifth-graders to
participate in the Imagine Manatee County visioning
project through an essay contest for Florida City Gov-
Mike Wood of the Imagine Manatee project team
chose a winning essay from each class. This year's
winners are Lyndsay Hernandez from Lynn
McDonough's class and Zachary Even from Anne
Hernandez and Even were invited to read their es-
say at the Holmes Beach City Commission meeting
Oct. 14 and were presented with a $50 U.S. Savings
Students were asked to explain what they liked
most, liked least, and what they wanted to see in the
future for Manatee County.
"It only makes sense for the students to participate
in the visioning process since they will be the benefac-
tors of change," Maloney said. "They'll spend more
time here in the future than all these old folks like me."
By Lyndsay Hernandez ,
What I would change about the Island is the
skatepark. It should be free.
I would also change that if you litter you get a
ticket. I would also have a limit on the number of
people on the Island. Like, about 1,000 people only
the people that are tourists.
What I like least is all of the elderly no offense
- shouldn't tell us young people what to do. Like for
example, "Stop ringing that bell on your bike." That is
pretty much all.
What I like most about the Island is all of the
beaches and gift shops. Also, to live on Bridge Street
is very fun.
I like that the Island is peaceful and being able to
walk outside without all of the wackos.
Most of all I like my family and friends.
Anna Maria Elementary School menu
Monday, Oct. 20
Breakfast: Pancakes with Syrup, Cereal, Toast, Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, Fruit
Lunch: Ravioli with Garlic Toast, Ham and Cheese Sandwich with Baked Cheetos or Peanut Butter and
Jelly Sandwich, Tossed Salad, Mixed Vegetables, Juice Bar, Fruit
Tuesday, Oct. 21
Breakfast: Sausage and Biscuit, Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, Cereal, Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Macaroni and Cheese, Fish Shapes or Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, Roll, Tossed Salad,
Peas and Carrots, Fruit
Wednesday, Oct. 22
Breakfast: Super Donut, Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Cereal, Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Turkey Gravy with Rice, Barbecue Rib on Bun or Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, Tossed
Salad, Green Beans, Fruit
Thursday, Oct. 23
Breakfast: French Toast Sticks with Syrup, Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, Cereal, Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Tacos, Turkey Stack Sandwich or Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, Capri Blend, Tossed
Friday, Oct. 24
Breakfast: Yogurt, Cereal, Scrambled Eggs and Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza, Breaded Chicken Patty on a Bun or Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, Tater
Tots, Tossed Salad, Fruit
Juice and milk are served with every meal.
If I Were Governor
By Zachary Even
If I could change how Florida laws operate, I
would change the items below.
First off, since the trees and wetlands play such an
important role in the eco-system, I would only allow 60
percent of the land to be cut down to be built over.
The second thing I would change is the cost of build-
ing. Since it is so costly to build in Florida, I would put
together a team of really smart people who could help me
get ideas on how to lower the cost. It would be a way to
make it easier for people to afford to live here.
Since the beaches of Florida make this place paradise,
the third thing I would do is create a law that if you were
caught littering you would be fined 50 percent more
money than is already the law.
The last thing I would do as governor would be to
build a huge paintball park next to the skateboard park.
This would help keep the kids busy and out of trouble.
Keeping kids out of trouble would be my No. 1 priority.
Bakers wanted for
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Parents are encouraged to contribute items
for the Anna Maria Elementary School fall fes-
tival bake sale, which will be held this year at
St. Bernard Catholic Church Oct. 25.
Last year's best selling items were home-
made breads, pies and candy. Other popular
items to consider baking are cup cakes, cookies,
brownies, cakes and muffins.
The class that contributes the most home-
made goods will win a special class party, so
baked items should be clearly marked with the
student's name and teacher.
Items can be dropped off in the school caf-
eteria from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, or at the
church from 9 to 11 a.m. Oct. 25, the day of the
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Creating beautiful smiles on Anna Maria Island & Longboat Key
A Series of Community Seminars
Awakening from Grief ... Finding the Way Back
to Joy, presented by John E. Welshons, MA:
A learning experience for anyone who desires to live
fully in spite of his/her loss. Wednesday, Nov. 5, 8:30a.m.
to 4 p.m. Information: JoAnne Klement: (941) 782-1095
Life Transitions: Caring for Ourselves While
Caring for Others: Featured speakers and break-out
sessions cover a variety of topics: managing difficult
behaviors, legal and ethical issues, and much more. Friday,
Nov. 14, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Information: (941) 556-3262.
CEUs available. Location: Sudakoff Center, USF.
Fee: $20, public; $40, seeking CEUs.
Lunch and materials included.
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IMS students seek donations
for Bishop Animal Shelter
Island Middle School students are participating in
Make-A-Difference Day Oct. 25 and a group led by
teachers Janet Toy and Jocelyn Greene is collecting
donations for Bishop Animal Shelter.
The shelter is in need of the following items:
bleach, anti-bacterial soap, towels, blankets, old sheets
or bed spreads, Purina dog, cat, puppy and kitten food,
Milkbone dog biscuits, non-stuffed animal toys, old
tennis balls, kitten toys, functional water hoses, scrub
brushes with handles, 35-mm or Polaroid film and
Students who want to participate in the animal
shelter project will be delivering the donations there on
Items can be dropped off at IMS Thursday, Oct. 23,
and Friday, Oct. 24. Arrangements can be made to col-
lect items from Island locations by calling Toy or
Greene at 778-5200 no later than Thursday.
IMS is located at 206 85th St., Holmes Beach.
IMS seeks experts
The Island Middle School is looking for members
of the community with a background or experience in
science or social studies to share their knowledge with
Noranne Hutcheson Hutcheson said the school is
interested in possibly having guest speaker for
classes or individuals students can interview for
The school can be reached at 778-5200.
IMS eight-grade students Lori Manali
and Alexa Thorne stepped into dresses
from the 1800s to deliver their social
studies project on historic American
fashion. Manali and Thorne learned
that long ago a woman's wardrobe
consisted of a day dress, a walking
dress, a ball gown, a visiting outfit, a
cleaning apron, gloves, corsets and a
hat or hairnet forjust about any
Jesse game Lincoln fan
IMS student Cory Costello created a Island Middle School eighth-grader
board game for "wild west" history Jake Orr said he chose Abraham
fans called the Jesse Younger Game. Lincoln for his social studies research
Players choose one of four famous project because he wanted to know
bandits to attempt to rob all the banks more about his opinions on life, as
on the game board without going to well as why he freed the slaves. Orr
jail or loosing a gun fight. Along the said he learned that Lincoln grew his
way, contestants gamble on their famous beard after an 11-year old girl
chances by answering trivia questions, suggested the idea.
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Maid for the Island
Jennifer Grace, left, and Tara Donato of Taylor
Made Cleaning Service in Bradenton Beach work
exclusively on cleaning Island and Longboat Key
homes and businesses. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin
Anna Maria Island
Jennifer Grace of Bradenton Beach recently
started Taylor Made Cleaning Service for Island and
Longboat Key homes and businesses and she's offer-
ing discounts to senior citizens on fixed incomes.
She'd worked for a service on the mainland, but
decided to open her own business and concentrate on
Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key.
"I thought there was a real need here for cleaning
services, particularly among senior citizens who might
have difficulty completing all their chores. So far, the
response has been great," said Jennifer.
Taylor Made offers weekly, bi-weekly and one-
time cleaning services for residential and commercial
customers and weekend service is also available.
"We're available seven days a a week and we also
do emergency cleanups" she said.
For more information on Taylor Made, call 778-
0069 or 730-2667.
Cortez Cafe is one after 50
Cortez Cafe owners Sam and Debbie Varelis are
celebrating their one-year anniversary in business by
adding dinner to the menu and an expanded dining room.
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Of course, Cortez Cafe has been around for more
than 50 years under one name or another at its location
at 12108 Cortez Road W.
"The cafe has always been kind of a community
meeting place, and we just wanted to add dinner to
continue that tradition in the evening," said Debbie.
Staffing and creation of the dinner menu is still on-
going, she said, but she expects to start serving dinner
in about two weeks, if not sooner.
"We've had a lot of people ask us for the dinner
menu and they are really excited about the addition,"
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opens at 5:30 a.m. for the early-risers.
Dinner will be served from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.,
To learn more about Cortez Cafe, call 792-0030.
'Life is a cabernet, my friend'
That's what Harry's Continental Kitchens at 525
St. Judes Drive on Longboat Key believes, and Chef/
owner Harry and son/sommelier Hal Christiansen are
inviting their friends, future friends and lovers of fine
foods and wine to learn at their next wine event Tues-
day, Oct. 21.
The wine dinner will feature Alexander Valley
Vineyards wines and a special guest will be Katie
Other wine events are planned for Nov. 20, Dec. 3
and Dec. 18.
For more information on Harry's Continental
Kitchens and its special wine events, call 383-0777, or
check on-line at www.harryskitchen.com.
Mail and More
Holmes Beach resident Sue Normand is celebrat-
ing the one-year anniversary of the Island Mail and
More store in the Anna Maria Island Shopping Cen-
tre between Shells restaurant and Walgreens, and
there's been a lot more than just mail.
Normand recently began offering executive office
services for businesses and individuals that includes a
mailbox, sign posting, and use of the Island Mail &
More conference room.
In addition to postal services, the store also offers
computer use, laser and color printing and conference
room services, and handling and shipping for FedEx,
UPS, the U.S. Postal Service and Airborne Express,
Sue also has rental computers with Internet access and
Fax and copy machine service is available along
with rental post office boxes for mail delivery.
Other services include bookkeeping, typing, ac-
counting, tax preparation and Web-page design.
Island Mail and More is open daily from 9 a.m. to
5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For further
information, call 778-1911.
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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
12:30 p.m. Anna Maria Garden Club plant swap at
the Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-3665.
4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Fitness class for ages 4-9 at the
Island Fitness Center, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. In-
formation: 778-5446. Fee applies.
6p.m. Family storytime at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.
Thursday, Oct. 16
5:30 p.m. Island Middle School Parent-Teacher Or-
ganization dinner sponsored by the Sun House Restaurant
at the school, 206 85th St., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-
5200. Fee applies.
Friday, Oct. 17
9 to 10 a.m. Mixed-movements class with Mo Dye at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.
1:30 to 5 p.m. Blood drive at the Manasota Elks
Lodge, 6808 14th St. W., Bradenton.
4 to 5:30p.m. Drawing the Tropical Landscape class
with Ginger White at the Anna Maria Island Art League., 5312
Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee
4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Fitness class for ages 10-13 at the
Island Fitness Center, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. In-
formation: 778-5446. Fee applies.
Saturday, Oct. 18
10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Island Bayfest on Pine Avenue,
Anna Maria. Information: 779-9412.
10:15 a.m. Origami class at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.
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An Interdenominational Christian Church
Rev. Gary A. Batey Serving the Community Since 1913
Come Celebrate Christ
Worship Service: 10am
Church School: Adult 9am
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Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
Pastor Danith Kilts
Our Vision: To show and tell
God's love in Jesus Christ
Saturday 5pm Service of Praise
with Holy Communion
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6608 Marina Drive Holmes Beach 778-1813
[ Dr. Diane Michaels
501 Village Green Parkway Bradenton
(1 block east of Albertson's Manatee Ave.)
4 to 7p.m. Pyrates of the Gulf Coast capture Duffy's
Tavern, 5808 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
7 p.m. Haunted House sponsored by the Manatee
High School Privateens at the Bradenton Beach Firehouse,
112 Second St., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies.
Sunday, Oct. 19
8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Blood drive at St. Bernard Catholic
Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
Monday, Oct. 20
Noon "Vote 2004: Who Can Win the White House?"
presentation by Bud Beck at the Beach House Restaurant,
200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-9287.
6 to 8 p.m. Line-dancing lessons at American Legion
Post No. 24, 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 794-
3489. Fee applies.
Tuesday, Oct. 21
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. Appoint-
Wednesday, Oct. 22
6p.m. Family storytime at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.
'"The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" at the Manatee Play-
ers' Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton,
through Oct. 19. Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.
"Faculty Exhibit" at the Anna Maria Island Art League,
5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through Oct. 31. Infor-
Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society's "Aqueous
Show" at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860
Longboat Drive, Longboat Key, through Oct. 30. Information:
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.,
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Holmes Beach, through Nov. 14. Information: 778-2099. Fee
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. Information: 778-
2099. Fee applies.
Fitness class for ages 4-9 at the Island Fitness Cen-
ter, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, through Nov. 30. Infor-
mation: 778-5446. Fee applies.
Fitness class for ages 10-13 at the Island Fitness
Center, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, through Nov. 30.
Information: 778-5446. Fee applies.
Drawing the Tropical Landscape class with Ginger
White at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes
Blvd., Holmes Beach, through Nov. 28. Information: 778-
2099. Fee applies.
Flu and pneumonia vaccinations at the Island Publix
Oct. 22 and Oct. 27.
AARP Safe Drivers course at the Island Branch Library
Furniture painting workshops at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center Oct. 24.
Scary Saturday Night Out dinner/show/dance at the
Manatee Convention Center Oct. 25.
Children's Fishathon at the Bradenton Beach Pier Oct.
Native Plant Sale at Longwood Run Park, Bradenton,
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Golf
Scramble at Woodlands Golf Course Oct. 25.
Anna Maria Elementary School Fall Festival at St.
Bernard Catholic Church Oct. 25.
"Exhibiting Your Art on the Florida Suncoast Water-
color Society Web Site" presentation at the Art League of
Manatee County, Bradenton, Oct. 25.
Cortez Nautical Flea Market at the Seafood Shack Oct.
Wildlife Safari-Fest at the Pelican Man's Bird Sanctu-
ary Oct. 25-26.
Health screenings at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center Oct. 27.
Blood drive at the Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter Oct. 28.
Flu and pneumonia vaccinations at the Anna Maria
Island Chamber of Commerce Oct. 29.
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picked up at the office and need to be returned by Oct. 27. We
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O'Connor Challenge 'nets' new soccer goals
By Kevin Cassidy
The Anna Maria Island Community Center re-
cently purchased new soccer goals thanks to the funds
at the Aug. 13 Annual O'Connor Bowling Challenge.
Sponsored each year by The Islander, this year was a
sell-out, netting $7,535 for youth sports.
The new goals replaced those that were one of Is-
land artist Woody Candish's first forays into welding
metal, a step that eventually took him from the Center
staff long ago to the world of art and sculpture.
The Center thanks all of the bowlers, volunteers
and donors who participated and supported this year's
O'Connor Challenge. As you can see, the funds raised
have been spent well and will continue to provide qual-
ity recreation for our Island youth.
Speaking of sports programs, Center soccer contin-
ues in four age divisions, including the instructional
division (ages 5-7), where everyone (players, parents
and fans) keep score that is, everyone except the
Center. Scores aren't kept to keep the focus on having
fun and learning the basics of the game, but inevitably
everyone involved knows who scores and what the fi-
nal outcome of the game is when the final whistle
The Instructional Division team Longboat Ob-
server boasts Emma Peery, Grant Bowers, Burgess,
Chris Carrino, Stephen Cline, Max Moneuse, Hunter
Parrish, Alia Toussaint and Jack Walter as team
members. The majority of them are playing their
third season as a team and it shows, as they clearly
are playing better than any of the other six teams in
A big match-up looms on Wednesday, Oct. 15,
when Mike Norman. Realty takes on the Observers in
a rematch from the first game of the season that saw the
MNs totally outplayed by the Observer team.
In other soccer action ...
Island Animal 4, IRE 4
Island Animal Clinic and Island Real Estate battled
to a 4-4 tie in Division II (ages 10-11) action Friday,
Oct. 10. Wyatt Easterling led Island Animals with two
goals, while Adina Dicus and Gabe Salter each notched
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Tommy Price scored three goals to pace Island
Real Estate, which also received one goal from Kyle
Parsons as it fell to 3-3-2 on the season.
W.C. Surf Shop 3, Sun 0
West Coast Surf Shop improved to 7-0 in the Di-
vision III (ages 8-9) season thanks to a 3-0 win over the
Sun Thursday, Oct. 9. Stephanie Purnell, Daniel
Janisch and Zach Facharis each notched one goal for
the victorious West Coast team.
Harry's 3, Island Animal 1
Blake Wilson scored two goals to lead Harry's
Continental Kitchens past the Island Animal Clinic by
two goals Thursday, Oct. 9, in Division II action. Wil-
son was supported by a goal from Forrest Schield as his
team improved to 4-3 to move -ip to second place in the
Wyatt Easterling scored the lone goal for the Ani-
mal Clinic in the loss.
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Gateway 1, Jessie's 0
Gateway Solutions improved to 4-2-1, good for
second place in Division III thanks to a game-winning
goal from Savannah Schield against Jessie's Island
Store. Schield's goal was the only score in the Oct. 8
game, which kept undefeated West Coast Surf Shop in
ReMax 8, LaPensee 6
There was no shortage of offense during ReMax's
two-goal victory Tuesday, Oct. 7, over LaPensee
Plumbing, which kept them undefeated and atop the
Division I (ages 12-13) standings.
Sean Pittman, Will Osborne and Flannery
McClung each scored a pair of goals to lead ReMax,
which also received one goal apiece from David Bryant
and Hunter Hardy in the victory.
Celia Ware scored a hat trick to lead LaPensee in
the loss, which dropped the "Plumbers" to 2-5 on the
season. Preston Riede, Joey Webb and Alex Wright
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each added a goal in the loss.
W.C. Surf Shop 4, Jessie's 1
West Coast Surf Shop rode a balanced scoring at-
tack to record a 4-1 victory over Jessie's Island Store
Tuesday, Oct. 7, to remain undefeated on the season in
Division III. Alex Hall, Giorgio Gomez, Jonah Caster
and Trevor Bystrom each notched goals for the Surf
Shop in victory.
Travis Belsito scored the lone goal for Jessie's in
LaPensee 10, W.C. Refrigeration 3
Celia Ware and Preston Riede each scored a hat
trick to lead LaPensee Plumbing to a 10-3 Division I
victory over West Coast Refrigeration Monday, Oct. 6.
Alex Wright added a pair of goals for West Coast,
which also received one goal apiece from Broderick
West and Joey Webb in the victory.
Jordan Pritchard led West Coast Refrigeration with
two goals while teammate Sarah White chipped in with
one goal in the loss.
A&E 4, IRE 2
Joey Hutchinson scored three goals to lead Air &
Energy to a 4-2 victory over Island Real Estate Mon-
day, Oct. 6. Air & Energy, which also received one
goal from Kyle Sewall improved its league-leading
record with the win.
Island Real Estate, which missed out on an oppor-
tunity to gain some ground on A&E, was led by
Tommy Price and Chandler Hardy with one goal each
in the loss.
Basketball on the horizon
The Anna Maria Island Community Center's 2003-
04 basketball season is gearing up and registration for
the upcoming season has begun.
Prospective players can take part in the Center's
Basketball Camp League which will be held from Oct.
20 to Nov. 7. This half-camp, half-league introduction
is offered to help improve basketball skills for league
Players will work on specific fundamentals of of-
fense and defense and will be tested in game-type situ-
ations. Each day of the camp will feature different skill-
related drills, proper diet, conditioning and scrim-
(First team listed is home team)
Division 1 (Ages 12-13)
Oct. 20 7:15 p.m. ReMax vs. LaPensee
Oct. 21 7:15 p.m. ReMax vs. W.C. Refrigeration
Oct. 27 7:15 p.m. LaPensee vs.
Oct. 28 7:15 p.m. ReMax vs. LaPensee
Division II (Ages 10-11)
Oct. 16 7:15 p.m. Island Animal vs. IRE
Oct. 17 7:15 p.m. A&E vs. Harry's
Oct. 20 6 p.m. IRE vs. Mr. Bones
Division III (Ages 8-9)
Oct. 15 6p.m. V
Oct. 16 6p.m. G
Oct. 17 6 p.m. Je
Oct. 21 6 p.m. G
V.C. Surf Shop vs. Jessie's
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Oct. 16 6 p.m. Bistros vs. Observer
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Oct. 21 6 p.m. Mike Norman vs. Bistros
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Cost for the camp is $30 per player with each par-,
ticipant receiving a camp T-shirt at registration.
The Center will have two nights dedicated to
league registration with the first being Tuesday, Nov.
11, from 6-8 p.m., followed by another registration
bonanza Thursday, Nov. 13, from 6-8 p.m.
Cost for the league for Center members is $40 for
first child and $35 for each additional child. Non-mem-
ber costs are $50 for the first child and $45 for each
There will be mandatory tryouts for each of the five
age groups. The 5-7-year-olds will try out Nov. 17, while
8-9-year-olds try out Nov. 18. The league's 10-11 year-
olds tryouts will be Nov. 19, and ages 12-13 will try out
on Nov. 20. The division for 14-17-year-olds will try out
Nov. 21. All tryout times are from 6-7 p.m.
For more information about the camp or the
Center's basketball season, call Joe Cheblus at 778--
Go team go!
The Anna Maria Island Community Center an-
nounces the start of it's cheerleading program for girls
age 6-14 for the upcoming basketball season, which
runs from November to February. Registration will be
accepted from Oct. 15 to Nov. 8. Cost to join the squad
is $35 for Center members and $45 for nonmembers.
The cheerleading season gets kicked off Saturday,
Nov. 8, with a two-hour clinic to on the basic tech-
niques in timing and safety and to learn new cheers and
select squads. The exact time to be announced at a later
date by the Center.
The cheer program is also in need of three or four
volunteers to be "cheer moms." Training will be pro-
vided for all volunteer coaches.
For more information, call Joe Cheblus at the Cen- -
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First Island beach renourishment project: 1960
We've reported for more than a decade about the
Island's beach renourishment projects, the first in
1992-93, the second last year.
But thanks to a note from Marie Franklin enclos-
ing an article in the Feb. 11, 1960, edition of The Is-
lander, it seems that a big part of Holmes Beach re-
ceived sand that year.
The article reads as follows:
"The stabilization project at the Manatee County
Public Beach is now under way, with the three rock
groins at the beach partially constructed and the artifi-
cial nourishment work having started a few days ago.
Dredging fill from a location in the bay, off
Sportsman's Harbor and just north of the Anna Maria
Bridge, the sand is being pumped through an 8-inch
pipe laid through Sportsman's Harbor, across the main
highway through a culvert opposite the beach, and
across the parking lot onto the beach.
"Work on the project is under the supervision of
the Anna Maria Island Erosion Prevention District and
it is estimated that the dredging will take about a month
to complete, working around the clock through the
week and not at all on weekends."
As Marie put it, "Guess this is the way of our Is-
land ... like parking and drainage?"
Sonar sounding death knell for whales?
A new study indicates that military sonar may be
Turtle Watch seeks
Island flavor recipes
Recipes with Island themes are being sought
for a cookbook to be published soon by Anna
Maria Island Turtle Watch.
The organization hopes to have all recipes in
hand by the Turtle Watch end-of-season banquet
Nov. 1. That may be a tall order, since a cook-
book needs about 200 recipes, said Ken Jackson.
It will be a major fundraiser for the marine
turtle preservation organization, said Jackson,
longtime Turtle Watch member and owner of
Green Real Estate of Anna Maria.
Island themes, he explained, would be along
the lines of seafood, mango recipes, Key lime,
mostly tropical dishes. He and Suzi Fox, Turtle
Watch director, want recipes to be accompanied by
a shorfstory of why it's the donor's favorite recipe.
There will be a section for restaurants' favor-
ites, too, Jackson said,.and another section devoted
to Turtle Watch itself. If all goes well, a mid-De-
cember date with the printer is in the wind.
Recipes may be dropped off or mailed to the
Turtle Watch Education Center, 5408 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. The phone
number there is 778-1435.
Firefighters first golf tourney
The first-ever golf tournament sponsored by the West
Manatee Firefighters Association was such "a big suc-
cess" that its sponsor hopes to make it an annual event.
It was played at the Palma Sola Golf Club Saturday,
and a sizable field of players and spectators turned out.
Placing first was the team of Greg Getiluomo, Ed
Estella, Jeff Smith and a visiting fireman from Ken-
tucky named Chris.
Second-place team was Larry Reed, Terry Camp,
Mo Baranek and Mike Dewey.
Third was Randy Stuice, Danny Stephens, George
Ellington and Dave Quaderer.
Mo Baranek made the longest drive, Lee Shawvers
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causing whales and other marine mammals to come
down with the bends, prompting strandings and death.
According to the journal Nature, a mass stranding
of beaked whales in the Canary Islands last year coin-
cided with a U.S. Navy exercise in the area in which a
new brand of low- and mid-frequency sonar was used
by ships there. Most of the dead whales were found to
have gas bubbles in their blood vessels and "vital or-
gans," similar to the bends.
In humans, the bends occur when divers rocket to
the surface too quickly, causing bubbles in the blood
that can lodge in the heart or brain. Scientists are toy-
ing with the idea that the sonar signals spur the whales
to rise to the surface too quickly, but figure that expla-
nation is unlikely.
The frequency of the sonar signals, and the appar-
ent frizzle of the whale's blood, seems to the more
likely culprit, most biologists agree.
The low-frequency sound system is mainly used to
locate other military vessels, like submarines. The U.S.
Navy was stopped from using the special sonar in the
world's oceans on environmental grounds by a Califor-
nia federal judge last August.
However, Congress is debating legislation that
would allow the U.S. Defense Department to become
exempt from the Endangered Species Act and the Ma-
rine Mammal Act, which would effectively allow the
sonar to continue to be used.
By the way, sound carries something like five
times greater distance under water than through air.
And the low-frequency sonar the Navy hopes to
use is on the same frequency that the larger, and most
endangered, whales use to communicate.
Reptile holiday shopping
"Looking for exotic and dazzling gifts for the spe-
cial people in your life this holiday season?" asked the
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
vices. "Perhaps you should consider American alliga-
tor accessories and garments with their captivating
beauty and exceptional versatility."
The release continued by stating that "giving a
beautiful, authentic alligator belt, wallet or handbag to
your special someone is similar to giving an original
painting. No two alligator leather products are exactly
alike because every alligator skin is unique."
Florida and Louisiana are the top states for produc-
ing the American alligator products, A. mississippiensi.
Commercial wild harvests and farming operations con-
tribute revenue to alligator management and conserva-
tion, and portions of the revenue collected from farm-
ers, trappers and hunters for tag fees and licenses fi-
nance sustainable-use management programs.
You can go online at www.fl-alligator.com to find
locations for gatorskin products. The nearest to us, I
found, was in Palmetto, at Marcie and Charlie Tanner's
Classic Alligator Products, 4829 Commonwealth
Road, phone 722-2727.
If humpback whales can sing to each other across
thousands of miles of ocean, wouldn't you think that
the drone of the engines of super tankers, freighters,
submarines and other vessels would drive them nuts,
not even considering the sonar pings that probably
sound like really, really loud underwater screams?
New car is prize
at golf tourney
A hole-in-one super prize has been added to the
many awards at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce golf tournament, scheduled Oct. 25.
A Honda Accord LX will go to the golfer who
fires a hole-in-one at a designated hole in the tour-
nament at Woodlands Golf Course in Ellenton.
The car retails for more than $18,000, said Matt
Woods, general manager of Honda Cars of
Bradenton, which donated the auto.
It will go to the golfer who hits a hole-in-one
on the 187-yard 16th hole.
Spicing up the event is the addition of a fourth
par-3 hole at Woodlands, and there will be bonus
prizes for those who hit holes-in-one on any of those
The event is open to amateurs with a limit of
72 players. Registration is $45 per person, includ-
ing golf cart and continental breakfast at the
course by Publix.
Applications are available at the chamber of-
fice, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Additional
information may be obtained from Mary Ann
Brockman at 778-1541.
Truluck took time
out from signing
his newest novel,
"Saw Red, to
read The Islander.
The book features
tor Duncan Sloan
in the search for a
hooker's lost list
of clients. Islander
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THE ISLANDER 0 OCT. 15, 2003 0 PAGE 23
Redfish still best bet for bays; kings days away?
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Redfish are still the mainstay for backwater anglers
right now, with some big schools running around.
Kingfish are still holding off a bit, although there
were a few reports of some of the big fish being caught
offshore, but when the water temperature drops a bit
more the action should really pick up.
Baitfish are still thick so far this year, and grouper
action offshore is still good.
Capt Larry McGuire of Show Me The Fish
Charters is catching limits of mangrove snapper to 5
pounds, lots of barracuda to 4 feet, red grouper to 15
pounds, keeper gag grouper, scamp, and lots of mack-
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
wade fishers were doing well with snook near the man-
grove islands in Palma Sola Bay and Anna Maria
Sound, as well as catching lots of redfish in the pot-
holes and trout in the seagrass flats. Best results for the
reds is coming on lower tides, he added.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said he was able to put his clients onto some red-
fish in Terra Ceia Bay and Miguel Bay last week, with
the best action coming from near the mangrove islands.
Most of the catches were in the 27-inch range. He also
caught some keeper-size trout in front of the bay.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said
mackerel are still off the beaches and there are even a
few reports of early kingfish being caught right now.
Snook are also lurking around the beach, not yet mov-
ing into the bays since the water is still a little warm,
and there are good reports of redfish on the seagrass
flats. Offshore action for grouper continues to be stable
for this time of year, Bill added.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
he's had excellent reports of redfish being caught in
Terra Ceia and Miguel bays. Trout action is about av-
erage for this time of year, and a few cobia were
hooked but not caught last week by anglers coming to
his docks, although there were lots of flounder and
snapper brought in.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business out of
Catchers Marina in Holmes Beach said snook fishing
is getting better by the day, redfish action is excellent
right now, but trout are coming on as only "fair."
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach out of Catchers said he's putting char-
ters onto mackerel, snook and redfish, and he's finding
baitfish to be really thick right now.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide out of
Catchers said his offshore charters are bringing back
lots of red and gag grouper, mangrove snapper,
blackfin tuna and even some small dolphin the fish,
not the marine mammal with some of the grouper
going up to 20 pounds.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said he's back from
vacation and getting a real mixed bag: mackerel, snook,
flounder and his fishers even jumped and lost a couple
of kingfish. Redfish are also producing well for his
charters, he added.
Takfo aing1'switi Te Isader
Really big barracuda
Harold Graves of Rossville. Ind., caught this better-than-4-foot-long barracuda while fishing with Capt. Larry
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said fishing has
been somewhat slow this week, but there are still some
good catches of black drum, redfish, small snook and
one or two pompano. No cobia have appeared as yet,
he said, but Bob expects them to start showing up any
Cliff Alcorn at the Anna Maria City Pier reports
anglers there are catching a few mackerel, flounder,
snapper, yellowtail jacks, and some keeper-size snook
at night. There are a few sheepshead hanging around
the pier, but they don't seem to be biting, though some
small bonnethead sharks up to about 36 inches in
length are hitting the hooks.
On my boat Magic, Linda Shaw of Bradenton
caught several redfish up to 30 inches in length, trout
to 20 inches, and although she spotted a pair of cobia,
she couldn't entice them to take a hook.
Good luck and good fishing.
Capt. Mike Heistand is a more-than-20-year fish-
ing guide. Call him at 779-9607 to provide a fishing
report. Prints and digital images of your catch are also
welcome and may be dropped off at The Islander, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, or e-mailed to
email@example.com. Please include identification for
persons in the picture along with information on the
catch and a name and phone number for more infor-
mation. Snapshots may be retrieved once they appear
in the paper.
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17th Fishathon prepares
for mob of youngsters
Bob "Poppy" DeVane is getting the word out early
to Island kids: The annual Fishathon in Bradenton
Beach will be Saturday morning, Oct. 25.
The Fishathon has been going on every October for
27 years, and DeVane has been in charge for 15 of
those years. He never knows how many young fishers
will show up for fun and competition, but it's always
a bunch of youngsters and a bunch of fun, he said. It is
free and open to kids 6-12 years of age.
It will be from 8 a.m.-noon at the Bradenton Beach
City Pier, sponsored by Veterans of Foreign Wars Is-
land Post 8199.
The rule is catch-and-release, with DeVane and
his fellow veterans keeping track of the sizes and
kinds of fish caught so they will know where the
prizes belong. There also will be free hot dogs and
sodas for the kids.
"This will be the same day as the big carnival" at
Anna Maria Elementary School, he noted. So "the kids
can fish with us in the morning and make the carnival
in the afternoon."
Additional information may be obtained from
DeVane at 778-4400.
tnno MorMc VlonaTiaes
Moon Date AM HIGH AM LOW PM HIGH PM LOW
Oct 15 l:54an 2.4 9:39am (0.1 3 5:23pm 1.6 749p 1.5
Oct 16 2:31am 2.4 10:38am 0.3 - -
Oct 17 3:17an 2.3 11 :57am 0.4 -
LQ Oct IS 4:17am 2.2 - - 1:14pm 0.4
Oct 19 5:59am 2.1 10:36pm 1.7 2:20pm 0.3
Oct20 7:46am 2.1 1:42ami 1.6 10:41pm 1,8 3:13pm 0.3
Oct21 9:08an 2.2 2:53am 1,3 10,50pm 1.9 3.55pm 0.4
Oct 22 10:14am 2.2 3:46am 1.0 10.58pm 2.0 4.31pm 0.5
Cortez High Tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later
Backwater Near Shore Up to 7 miles out in the Gulf
Snook Redfish Trout Flounder Mackerel Snapper
Light Tackle Fishing Reservations a must
Tackle, bait, ice, fishing license provided!
Capt. Mike Heistand USCG Licensed
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REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER $45; twin beds $40
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table $125. Other miscellaneous items. Call 778-1783.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels and everything else
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FLORAL SLEEPER SOFA $250; pastel sofa and two
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WELL-MADE CUSTOM sofa, floral design. Nice hard-
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$65 each, or best offer. Call 778-2167.
BEDROOM FURNITURE: Like new king-size head-
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center, $100. Call 761-0333.
AMI KIWANIS CLUB fruit orders benefit Island chil-
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Rich Bohnenberger, 778-0355. Order for Thanksgiv-
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LADIES GOLF CLUBS with bag. Good for starter.
BEDROOM SET: solid oak in a stateroom style by
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FREE DELIVERY: SEAFOOD to go. Shrimp, crabs,
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9:30am-2pm; Saturdays, 9am-noon. Donations
Wednesday, 9-11am. Summer clothing clearance
sale. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 779-2733.
BIG GARAGE SALE Saturday, Oct. 18, 8am-2pm.
302 73rd. St., Holmes Beach.
SELL it fast wtih an ad in The Islander.
YARD SALE SATURDAY and Sunday, Oct. 18-19.
Furniture, patio, kitchen collectibles, linens, bedding,
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GOING HOME SALE! Starts Friday, Oct. 17, until
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ESTATE SALE SATURDAY, Oct. 18, 9am-2pm.
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decoys, two TVs, three bikes, copper, brass, linens,
king-bed sets, neo-classical chair, Hepple-White
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luggage, kitchenware and garage items. 616 Hamp-
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Beautiful 2BR/28A Lotre witl, utobstructeJ
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appliances, private boat dock at your door. Close to shop-
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From $700 / month
Condos/Homes: $500 week / $1,000 month
779-0202 (800) 732-6434
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single-family home only a
very short walk to the white
sandy beaches of the Gulf of
Mexico. $475,000. MLS#
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
243 Willow Ave............. $895,000
301 S. Bay Blvd............. $725,000
7130 Longboat Dr. ...... $1,100,000
CONDOS, LOTS & DUPLEXES
Westbay Pt Moorings #86. $395,000
4915 Gulf Dr ............. $1,715,000
Beachwalk Townhomes 11 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 ....... $234,000
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
205 69th St.................... $475,000
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
S' 853 Waterside Ln............ $265,000
[ 1318 Perico Pt. Cir......... $265,000
Marilyn Trevethan Stop by and use our talking
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1990 VW PASSAT: five-speed, interior is mint. Air is
so cold, it's unbelievable! Dark-tint glass. Sharp ve-
hicle. $2,500. Call 778-1647.
1994 JEEP WRANGLER SE, four-cylinder, five-
speed, white body, beige top. New soft top, lots of
stainless steel, 55,000 miles. $6,999, or best offer.
Call 778-2469 or 705-0123.
1991 BUICK SKYLARK, $1,800. Very good condi-
tion, must see. Call 778-9684.
MIDGE'S GREEN MACHINE 1970 Oldsmobile con-
vertible, needs work. Call 778-2970.
ISLAND CAR runs good. $350. Call 778-5080.
1993 FORD F150 Club Cab, five-speed, PS/PB/AC,
four-by-four. Runs great, looks good. $4,950. Call
1990 ECONOLINE 150 VAN, cold air conditioning,
has towing package. Ready for travel. Runs great.
$3,100, or best offer. 730-9622.
BOAT/TRAILER STORAGE/DOCKAGE. Vacation or
long term. Private ramp, wash-down areas. Minutes to
Intracoastal, Gulf, restaurants, bait. Capt. John's Ma-
rina. 792-2620. Bottom painting.
NOW IS THE time to have your boat serviced! Capt.
John's service, sales, storage, dockage and bottom
painting. Call 792-2620.
NEED MORE INSTRUCTION to enjoy your boat to its
fullest? Call RG's Services for launching, maneuvering
or electronics usage, 778-4548.
FISHING FOR a good deal? Look in The Islander.
4 BR/2BA on the canal, heated
--w pool. Available January
through Anril 2004. Special
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2002 YAMAHA OUTBOARD, 200-hp, HPDI, excel-
lent condition, five months left on warranty, stainless-
steel prop, extras. $6,900. Call 778-4498.
2002 14-FOOT CAROLINA Skiff with 2000 9.9
Honda four-stroke motor. Mint condition. Bimini top,
many extras. $3,950. Call 383-0096.
EGMONT EXPRESS CHARTERS: Seek out secret
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 backwater fish-
ing. USCG licensed. Ice, bait, tackle provided. 779-
BABY-SITTING AND PET-SITTING My name is Sa-
rah, I am 14-years old. Hourly charge: $5/child or $3/
pet, $2.50/hour for each additional pet or child.
Please call 778-7622, 778-7611 or 447-8593.
CHILD SITTER AND PET SITTER. Eighth-grade
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 traf-
fic Island office. Top splits, sign-on bonus. Call
Wedebrock Real Estate today! "Personalized, not
Franchised". Call Joe Pickett, 383-5543.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED: The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
JOURNALIST: Part-time reporter sought for city beat
and features writing by The Islander. Must have jour-
nalism education, experience or background relevant
to government reporting. E-mail resumes to
news@Islander.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 interested in volunteering in
our friendly community library can call Eveann
Adams at 779-1208.
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Are
you interested in learning the history of Anna Maria
Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. We
need you! Call 778-0492.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED at Turtle Watch. AMITW is
seeking volunteers with customer service or retail
experience. Greet and inform visitors at our educa-
tion center and/or to help with nesting activity on our
beaches. Training is provided, please contact the
Turtle Watch Education Center for more information.
Amy Talucci or Suzi Fox, 778-1435.
ASSISTED LIVING: Haven Home Bradenton Beach
is admitting residents. Day care and drop-offs. Re-
spite, long term. Call 779-0322 for details, inquiries
MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, cabbage
palms, patio gardens, trimming, clean-up, edgings,
more. Hard-working and responsible. Excellent ref-
erences. Edward 778-3222.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine Car
Service. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.
COMPUTER OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Is your com-
puter misbehaving? Certified computer service and
private lessons. Special $25 per hour- free advice.
$159,000 OFF THE ISLAND Caged
pool, 4BR/2BA, vaulted ceilings,
eat-in kitchen. IB92547.
J ', $184,900 TOWNHOUSES IN THE
CAY Turnkey furnished 2BR/1.5BA.
Deep water canal to Palma Sola Bay.
:' Boat dock. Heated Pool. IB96405
$425,000 BUILD YOUR ISLAND
DREAM HOME Canalfront lot
available in Holmes Beach. IB90367
$499,000 WATERFRONT LIVING
Key West style, elevated pool home on deep water
canal in Flamingo Cay. IB94587
6016 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton
(941) 751-1155 (800) 778-8448
Visit our Web site at www.cbflorida.com
OVER 300 FNTALS TO
CHOOSe FROM. (GULF FRONT
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PLACE IN BETWEEN!
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709 FERN is an immaculate 2BR.1BA, one-car ga-
rage, one-owner vacation rental available for the
2004 season for $1,500 per month.
Doug Dowling Realty
Phone & Fax: (941) 778-1222
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ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING for great results,
wash away mildew, dirt and salt. Thorough, reason-
able and reliable. Free estimates, licensed and in-
KATHY & MIKE'S CLEANING Service: Delivering a
standard of excellence for all your interior and exte-
rior cleaning needs. No job too big or small. Great
rates and references, 722-4358.
EXPERT CLEANING personalized service! Many
excellent references. Call Kris, 750-8366.
AUTO DETAILING BY HAND Spotless inside and
out. I can save you time and money. Island resident,
references. For pricing call 713-5967.
BENNETT'S APPLIANCE/AC and Household Ser-
vice. Service all brands, eighteen years experience.
All repairs warranteed. Call 746-8984, cell 545-5793.
NOTARY PUBLIC: Civil marriages and renewal of
wedding vows, sunset beach setting or wherever.
Norman R. Veenstra, 778-5834.
K.A.S. CLEANING: Employee owned, servicing pri-
vate homes, condos, rentals and seasonal homes.
Concierge services and home watch. Call 792-6660.
FRANKIE'S TREE SERVICE, formerly John's Tree
Service. Free estimates. Tree -trimming, topping,
pruning, removal, fully insured. Call 723-3340, or cell
THE ROYAL MAID Service, licensed, bonded, in-
sured. Professional, experienced maids, free esti-
mate, gift certificates available. Please call 727-9337.
TREE SERVICE: Topping, trimming, removals. Palm
trimming. 15 years locally working on Anna Maria.
Phil Brewer, 545-4770.
COMPUTER SERVICE and repair. Training, mainte-
nance, virus and Spyware protection. Island native.
Call John Baird, Matrix PC, 708-6541.
FITNESS TRAINING: Personal fitness studio, low
rates, great results. Call Bob, 794-6531. Certified,
insured, Manatee Chamber of Commerce member.
HANDYMAN SERVICES Scott Fulton, owner, Island
resident. "Get the job done right." Free estimate,
many references. 713-1907 cell, 778-4192 home.
CLIMATE-CONTROLLED STORAGE available now
with easy access and Island convenience at no extra
cost. Call Marina Pointe Realty, 779-0732.
A LA CARTE Catering. Geraldine, the former owner
of "la Creperie," will come and cook for you at your
home. French or European. Call 795-3034.
MR. BILL'S HOME REPAIR/maintenance service.
Over 30 years experience, self-employed in construc-
tion trades. "I'm handy to have around." 779-9666.
CLEANING SERVICE: House, office, carpet, floors.
Free estimates. Call 758-2766, ask for Manuela.
STEVE'S REMODELING & Repair: Chicago contrac-
tor for 30 years. Affordable and dependable service.
Please call 795-1968.
MUSIC LESSONS! Flute, saxophone, clarinet. Begin-
ning to advanced. Contact Koko Ray, 792-0160.
DAVE JONES -
Simplify Your Search!
0 Call anytime for a consultation.
Florida Prime Realty, L.L.C.|I
'( 941).778.10 9
Better Than New!
Better Than New!
This Key West-style home is just steps to the Bay in Anna Maria. Beau-
tiful wood floors, open design and screened-in front porch that you can
relax and enjoy the unique native landscaping. Take a leisurely walk to
the bay shops and City Pier. A bonus room below wtih extra storage.
This home is a pleasure to show. Call Green Real Estate for additional
information. 941-778-0455. Offered at $595,000.
OF ANNA MARIA
9906 Gulf Drive
Visit our website at www.greenreal.com
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigeration.
Commercial and residential service, repair and/or
replacement. Serving Manatee County and the Island
since 1987. For dependable, honest and personal-
ized service, call William Eller, 795-7411. RA005052.
ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional cre-
ates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding!
NADIA'S EUROSAGE Relaxing, healing massage in
the comfort of your home. Call today for an appoint-
ment, 795-0887. MA#0017550.
PIANO AND KEYBOARD lessons. Call Jack Elka,
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING and Lawn Maintenance.
Residential and commercial. Full-service lawn main-
tenance, cleanup, tree trimming, hauling, Xeriscape.
Island resident. Excellent references. 778-5294.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If it
is broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior dis-
count. Call 778-2581 or 962-6238.
KARAZ LANDSCAPE Lawn Service. Mulch, clean-
ups, power washing, tree trimming and more. Call
779-0851 or cell 448-3857.
CLOUD 9 LANDSCAPING Services: Quality lawn
and landscape maintenance at hard to beat prices.
Free estimates, insured. Call 778-2335 or 284-1568.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call 807-1015.
CHECK US OUT AT www.islander.org !!!
FOR SALE: THREE UNITS, tropically
landscaped on oversized lot. This two-
story, recently renovated triplex is a
great Island investment. Two units
fully furnished for seasonal or annual
tenants. Upstairs 2BR unit has vaulted
ceilings and porches on three sides.
Plenty of room to add a pool. Only
one block to the beach! $439,000
Paul T. Collins
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419 Pine Ave., Anna Maria FL 34216 PO Box 2150 (941) 778-2291
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294
Wonderful Waterfront Hideaway
This bright and inviting 2BR/2BA Bay Palms beauty has been freshly
renovated, offering new paint, carpeting, ceramic tiled floors, and a
wonderful eat-in kitchen with custom cabinetry and tasteful Corian
countertops. Interesting angles offer spaces and light and invite the
panoramic waterview indoors. The sunny Florida room offers vaulted
ceilings with crown moulding, several French doors, and all new wa-
terside windows. The master bedroom features a pretty window seat
with storage trunk, and a spacious walk-in closet. Other features in-
clude a boat dock, davits, irrigation well and automatic sprinkler sys-
tem, pretty brick walkway and wonderful waterside veranda and
sundeck. The expansive 112-by-105 lot is located at the quiet end of
a cul-de-sac, opening onto Bimini and Tampa Bay and offering plenty
of room for a pool or expansion. Priced at $659,900.
BROCHURE Visit our Website at www.betsyhills.com
Don't leave the
Island without us!
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Painting by Jim Finney
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PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and instal-
lation. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and trees. Ir-
rigation. Everything Under the Sun Garden Centre,
5704 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. 778-4441.
SANDY'S LAWN SERVICE. Celebrating 20 years of
quality and dependable service. Call us for all your
landscape and hardscape needs 778-1345.
STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPING. Installations,
clean-ups, pruning, irrigation, trees, edging, rip-rap,
mulch, rock, patios, shell, seawall fill. Reliable and
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, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Dan or Bill, 795-5100
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. In-house plan designs. State licensed
and insured. Many Island references. 778-2993. Lic#
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. 35-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free
estimates, no overtime charges. Now certifying back
flow at water meters. (FL#RF0038118) 778-3924 or
OVER THIRTY YEARS craftsman experience. Inte-
rior, exterior, doors, stairs, windows and trim. Dan
Michael, master carpenter. Call cell 778-6898 or cell,
TILE TILE TILE. All variations of ceramic tile sup-
plied and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt,
reliable, many Island references. Call Neil, 726-3077.
GRIFFITHS' ISLAND PAINT Interior/exterior paint-
ing, pressure washing and wallpaper. For prompt,
reliable service at reasonable rates, call Kevin at 704-
7115 or 778-2996. Husband/wife team.
ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodel-
ing, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths.
Free estimates. Lic#CGC061519, #CCC057977,
#PE0020374. Insured. Accepting MasterCard/Visa.
25 YEARS EXPERIENCE, highly skilled, dependable
restoration/renovation expert, carpenter, fine finish-
ing contractor. Kitchen/bathroom specialist. Repairs,
painting. Paul Beauregard, 779-2294.
KEN & TINA DBA Griffin's Home Improvements.
Handyman, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets
and shutters. Insured and licensed, 748-4711.
TILE, CARPET, LAMINATE supplied and installed.
Why pay retail? Island resident, many references.
Free estimates, prompt service. Steve Allen Floor
Coverings. 383-5381, or 726-1802.
HOME REPAIRS & IMPROVEMENTS Carpentry,
painting, sheetrock, popcorn, doors, bi-folds, trim, mold-
ings kitchen remodeling, general repairs. Decks, hard-
wood 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.
JERRY'S HOME REPAIR and Lawn Care: Light car-
pentry, plumbing, electrical, grass cutting, tree trim-
ming, light hauling. Call 778-6170 or cell, 447-2198.
JSM HOME REPAIRS "The Handy-Man Service." If
it needs to be built, repaired or installed, painted or
pressure washed, we can do it! Free estimates. Call
Scott at (941) 228-0751.
COMPLETE BATHROOM REMODELING Custom
shower stalls, tub enclosures, fixtures, cabinets, til-
ing, drywall, texture-coat painting. Clean, honest,
reliable. More than 20 years experience. FA
Weingartner, 795-1645, 545-6141 cell.
ISLAND HOME REPAIRS Carpentry, painting, dry-
wall repairs, electric, roof repairs, plumbing, general
repairs. No job too small. Low prices. Call 504-2027.
WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more.
Lifetime warranty. Call Keith Barnett for a free in-
home consultation. Island references, 15 years ex-
perience. 778-3526 or 730-0516.
BAYFRONT COTTAGES with docks available now.
Beautiful views, breezy, quiet area. No pets, non-
smoking. Priced from $800month, $450/week, $85/
night. 794-5980. www.divefish.com.
AUTUMN, WINTER, SPRING rentals available
weekly, monthly, seasonal. Wedebrock Real Estate
Co., 778-6665 or (800) 749-6665.
VACATION RENTALS: 2BR apartments across from
beautiful beach, $375 to $500/week. Winter and
spring dates available. Almost Beach Apartments,
NORTH SHORE DRIVE beachfront. Four spacious
3BR/2BA homes with all conveniences. Now book-
ing for this season. Please call 778-2541 and leave
message or call (813) 752-4235. E-mail:
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.
GULFFRONT AND BAYFRONT condos, 3BR/2BA
and 2BR/2BA. Great location, pool, tennis, special
owner discounts, weekly and seasonal. Call (901)
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SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals.
1BR/1BA or 2BR/1BA with pool. Walk to beach,
shopping and restaurants. 778-3875.
AVAILABLE NOW 2BR/2BA bayview condo near
Publix, public beach. Unfurnished, Old Florida Re-
VACATION & SEASONAL Private beach, some lo-
cations. Units are complete. Rates seasonally ad-
justed. $375-$775/week, $975-$2,275/month.
(800) 977-0803 or 737-1121. www.abeachview.com.
BRADENTON BEACH Homes for sale or rent. Sea-
sonal or annual, 1BR apartment, unfurnished, $700/
month includes utilities. Sandpiper Mobile Resort
778-1140, or e-mail: SandpiperResort@aol.com.
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/1BA, large decks, cathedral
ceilings, lush landscaping. One block to beach,
clean, very nice, washer/dryer. Bradenton Beach,
$950/month. Call 779-0121.
150 STEPS TO GULF. Seasonal, 2BR/2BA Immacu-
late ground-level home. Nonsmoking, no pets. (813)
961-6992 or e-mail: email@example.com.
WINTER RENTAL 2BR/2BA on Anna Maria Island,
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:
firstname.lastname@example.org or call JoAnn, 778-
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX, tropical 2BR/2BA, ga-
rage, screened lanai, remodeled, shady, quiet, unfur-
nished. Nonsmoking, no pets. $975/month annual.
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
HOLMES BEACH 3BR/2BA, duplex, lower level,
clean, new carpet. First, last, security. $950/month,
no pets. Call 725-4190 or 794-2912.
HOLMES BEACH CANALFRONT home, 2BR/2BA,
completely furnished, garage, laundry, dock, many
extras. $750/week, $2,000/month. Call (813) 286-9814.
PERICO ISLAND Brand new 3BR/2BA, two-car ga-
rage. Maintenance-free home. Lakefront, all appli-
ances, amenities, clubhouse and pool. Annual lease.
$1,550/month-$1,450/month. Call 798-3885.
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH elevated duplex, 2BR/
2BA, 1.5 blocks to beach. Freshly painted, new car-
pet, new stove, dishwasher, carport, washer/dryer
hook-up. Call 778-3744.
RENTALS RENT FAST in The Islander!
2BR/1BA TOTALLY renovated duplex with under-
cover parking, storage area, washer/dryer. Steps to
Gulf and bay. 2516-E Avenue B in Bradenton Beach.
Call (813) 300-8543 or (941) 778-0635.
NORTH HOLMES BEACH West of Gulf Drive, 3BR/
2BA house, ground level, furnished, available De-
cember-March 2004. Call (423) 288-5392 or e-mail:
RENTAL WANTED: Professor and wife seek four-
month rental January-May. Two or three bedrooms
with waterviews on Anna Maria. (802) 649-5296 or
STEPS TO BEACH: 1BR/1BA newly remodeled,
turnkey furnished, washer/dryer, carport. Available
weekly, monthly or 2004 season. Pictures at
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ANNUAL RENTALS: 3BR homes available. Price
range is $1,100-$1,350/month. Fran Maxon Real
ANNUAL ONLY: 2BR/1BA, directly on Gulf in
Bradenton Beach. $1,250/month, assurity/security
required with contract. Call 792-2779.
ANNUAL SPACIOUS 1BR duplex. New paint, lami-
nate wood floors, screened lanai, steps to beach. $630/
month, plus utilities. Call 447-8757 or 748-2929.
ANNUAL NORTH END Anna Maria, four houses to
Gulf. 2BR/1BA, vaulted ceilings, washer/dryer hookup,
large screened porch, new paint and appliances. Pet
considered. $850/month, plus security. Call 778-4837
ANNUAL 3BR/2BA in Holmes Beach. Walk to beach.
Just like new! Fresh paint, new carpet, garage. Bay
view from balcony. Call 779-9074 or
ANNUAL DUPLEX 1BR/1BA, across from beach,
$650/month, $650/deposit, water included. No pets.
OCTOBER SPECIAL 1BR/2BA furnished, spacious,
steps to beach on Anna Maria Island, cable, washer/
dryer. Only $395/week, plus tax. Call 778-1098.
ANNUAL RENTAL one block to beach and bay. 2BR/
1BA 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.
2BR/1BA VILLA in Bradenton, 55 plus, excellent! Fur-
nished or unfurnished, washer/dryer, carport, no pets,
nonsmoking. Nice community. $695/month. Call
EXCELLENT CONDITION 3BR/1 BA, $1,200/month,
annual. Call 224-0285.
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HOLMES BEACH 3BR/2B elevated duplex unit. Ga-
rage, workshop, open porch/balcony, exterior/interior
entrances, central heat-air conditioning, washer/dryer
hookup, annual lease, $1,000/month, includes lawn
PINE BAY FOREST 2BR/2BA condo, all appliances,
two lanais, carport, one block to Palma Sola Bay,
heated pool, tennis courts, hot tub, sauna, unfurnished,
annual. $975/month. Call 792-0973.
COMMERCIAL LEASE: Prime commercially zoned
space on Anna Maria Island located on a major artery.
Great visibility. Approximately 2,800 sq.ft. Attractive
building fronting on two streets. Excellent parking. For
information call 745-0959 or 794-8991. Owner/Realtor.
PET-FRIENDLY bungalow with dock, south Bradenton
Beach. Barefoot lifestyle, old Florida comfort. 1 BR, liv-
ing room, eat-in kitchen with French doors to spacious
deck, large screened porch, fenced tropical yard, 100-
foot gated driveway. Partially furnished, washer/dryer.
$950/month. Short term possible. Nonsmoking. Call
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/1BA duplex, washer/dryer.
2818 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. $800/month. Call
PERICO BAY CLUB waterfront Grand Cayman model,
3BR/2BA, ceramic tile throughout, completely updated,
two-car garage. $1,450/month. T. Dolly Young Real
Estate, 778-0807 or 232-1369.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX 2BR/1 BA freshly painted,
new carpet, dishwasher, self-cleaning stove. Private
deck, landscape and pest control included. Call 778-4068.
HOLMES BEACH GULFFRONT condo at Waters
Edge. Available December or May, $3,500/month. Call
2BR ANNUAL RENTALS available now. Pets wel-
come. Call Island Real Estate to take advantage of
great rove-ipn.specials, 778-6066.
NEW PROPERTY: Annual duplex, 2BR/2BA, one
block to Gulf. New paint and carpet. Screened
porch, covered parking. Call Island Real Estate for
move-in special, 778-6066.
1 BR/1 BA TRAILER steps to beach, Gulfview, 55-plus,
no pets. $550/month annually, $800/month season-
ally. Call 727-1683.
ANNUAL RENTALS AVAILABLE from $650/month to
$3,000/month. Many to choose from. Call A Paradise
Rental Management for more information, 778-4800
or (800) 237-2252.
ANNUAL DUPLEX RENTALS, no pets. Beautiful 2BR/
2BA, Florida room, dishwasher, washer/dryer hookup,
carport, $950/month; 2BR/2BA; 2BR/2BA, washer/
dryer hookup, $750; 2BR/2BA, $725; 1 BR/1 BA, $650/
month. Call Dolores M. Baker Real Estate, 778-7500.
RENTAL: Furnished villa in Mt. Vernon condos, near
beaches, 2BR/2BA, carport, 55-plus, clubhouse with numer-
ous activities, heated pool, tennis, no pets, nonsmoking. Six
months at $2,000/month; $875/annual. Call 794-5011.
JOIN THE FUN! Seasonal rentals available. West of
Gulf Drive, 2BR home, $2,700/month; cheerful 1BR
duplex, $1,600/month; pet-friendly 2BR, $2,100/
month; elevated 2BR pool home, $3,000/month.
Palma Sola Harbour, 2BR condo with dock, $2,100.
Call Duncan Real Estate, 779-0304.
HOLMES BEACH BAYVIEW 3BR/2BA, walk to
beach, double garage. Fresh paint, new carpet, tile.
Like new. Call 794-4923 or 778-3289.
NEAR BEACH: Elevated duplex 3BR/2BA, washer/
dryer, very nice. $1,250, first/last/security. Call
SEASONAL RENTAL: Holmes Beach, 4BR (two mas-
ter suites)/3BA, house on canal. Two minutes to
beach. Heated pool, dock, washer/dryer, garage, de-
signer furnished with tropical yard setting. One of
thefinest rentals on Island. $1,500/weekly or $5,200/
monthly. Call 778-7612 or e-mail:
Vacation Rentals & Property Management
More than 35 Gulffront rentals to choose from.
Call us last! Best rates on the beach!
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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
LONGBOAT KEY former bank building, 4,700 square
feet, zoned office/professional. Twenty parking
spaces, contemporary design, great visibility. $14/
square foot. Can divide. Owner/Realtor, 388-5514, or
GULF WATCH: Gorgeous 2BR/2BA turnkey furnished
unit with Gulf views.$419,900. Weekly rentals OK.
www.Latitude27Realty.net or 744-2727.
WATERFRONT LOTS and homes between
Englewood and Boca Grande: Six lots with seawalls
and two ground-level waterfront homes, deep water,
no bridges, one tip-lot directly on Intracoastal and bay,
your dock to the Gulf in three minutes. Properties
affordably priced from $220,000. Possible owner fi-
nancing on some, as low as 3.5 percent. Call (570)
DUPLEX: BEAUTIFUL, built 2001/2002, 3,500 sq.ft.,
6BR/4BA, sun deck, storage house, corner lot, 100 by
100 feet, completely furnished. West of Gulf Drive, 600
ft. to beach. Walk to shopping center. Must see!
$850,000. Owner, 778-2930.
DUPLEX AWESOME PRICE. 311 63rd. St., Holmes
Beach. 2BR/2BA and approximately 1,100 sq.ft. on
each side. $395,000. Call 779-2700.
BEAUTIFUL STILT HOME Terra Ceia. Eight skylights,
hard-oak floor, 3BR/2BA, two Jacuzzi tubs, new build,
partial view of bay, lake in rear, large windows, half-
acre, front and side deck, easement rights to Bayshore
Drive. Call 704-0431 for details. $245,000.
FOR SALE: Lovely lake view from immaculate 2BR/
2BA villa in Mt. Vernon condos, a nature preserve
on Sarasota Bay. Renovated, new air conditioning,
fans in every room, active 55-plus community with
clubhouse, heated pool, tennis, whirlpool, work-
shop, no pets. $147,000. 794-5011.
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Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 7,78-0770
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Web site: www.smithrealtors.com
COUNTRY SETTING Lovely country
setting for this double-wide manufac-
tured home that sits on 7.73 acres
with a pond. 3BR, eat-in kitchen, liv-
ing room, separate dining room, fam-
ily room with fireplace. Workshop.
Storage sheds. $179,900. To view
this property, please call Zee
Catanese, Broker, 794-8991 eves.
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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IRREPLACEABLE TRIPLEX Totally reno-
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
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.
ISLAND STYLE TURNKEY FURNISHED
ONLY $259KI 2BR/2BA Sunbow Bay condo
near beach. Complex has great amenities. El-
evator, heated pool and tennis courts.
$259,000. Call Jane Grossman or Nicole
Skaggs at 778-4800 or 795-5704.
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plus a four-bedroom beach house. Licensed
for 14 units. Heated 20x40 pool plus cabana
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.
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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.
314 Pine Avenue Anna Maria
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gated community on
canals in Anna Maria.
ANNA MARIA BAYFRONT Full
bayview from this updated 3BR/3BA
home. Beautiful landscaping and private
setting. Boat dock with davits. Short dis-
tance to beach. Deni Dillon 383-5577 or
Dave Moynihan 778-2246. #237567.
MARINERS COVE CONDO Bayfront
unit, 2BR plus den, open plan, wetbar,
fireplace. Dock for 35-ft. boat, two pools
and tennis. Gated community, close to
Island beaches. Lynn Parker, 727-2800.
BEAUTY ON THE BAYOU! 4BR/3BA
open floor plan with vaulted ceilings,
hardwood floors. Private courtyard, sum-
mer kitchen and pool, separate guest
area, separate office. Priced below ap-
praisal. Geri Gerling, 761-3100. #91974.
WOODS OF PALMA SOLA Exceptional
1,625 sq.ft. 3BR/2BA updated residence
on large lot with prime NW Bradenton
location. Open floor plan, cathedral ceil-
ings in family room, fireplace. Dave
Moynihan, 778-2246. #94970. $209,500
SAILBOAT WATER This 3BR
home is close to the beach. Cei
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or Elfi Starrett, 778-2246.
5 LAKES VILLA Outstanding attention to
detail, cathedral ceilings, split-floor plan,
enclosed and A/C lanai. Offered turnkey
furnished. Secure storage for RV $100/
year. Elfi Starrett or Becky Smith, 778-
2246. #92423. $144,000
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WO and pool. Starting at
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plu.sW a're .' call 779-2700
Meet out newest Property Manager: Cristin Curl.
plus office We are pleased to have Cristin in our Island of-
dar ceiling fice. A Florida native, she lives on the Island and
anai, fire- had managed rentals on Anna Maria and
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