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Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992) ( October 29, 2003 )

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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
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Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: October 29, 2003

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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00074389/00546

Material Information

Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: October 29, 2003

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

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Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
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Skimming the news ... Anna Maria Island map in this edition, page 20.


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Beach scooting, page 23.


"The Best News on Anna Maria Island Since 1992"


Volume 11, No. 51


Oct. 29, 2003 FREE


Proposed


county fee


would 'impact'


Island cities

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Islanders who are thinking of buying a new home
or condominium, tearing down their existing structure
and rebuilding, or just wanting to add another bedroom
better get moving soon.
If the Manatee County Planning Department has its
way, a countywide impact fee will soon be imposed on
new construction within the city limits of the county's
six municipalities.
If passed by the county commission, the new irm-
pact fee wouldn't go to city coffers, but to the county's
bank accounts, said Carol Clark of the MCPD.
"The fees would only be applied to new homes,
rebuilding a home or additions," said Clark. A separate
fee schedule is being established for condominiums,
she added.
Under the current proposal for a new three-bed-
room home, impact fees within municipalities would
be introduced on a graduated scale for parks, roads, the
Manatee County Sheriff's Office and public safety as
follows:


Parks Roads MCSO
Year 1 $332 $1.815 $140
Year2 $415 $2,090 $196
Year 3 $489 $2,402 $274


Public safety
$34
$45
$57


Total
$2.321
$2.746
$3,222


There is already an impact fee imposed on new
construction outside municipal limits, said Clark, and
those fees will also increase under the proposal.
Anna Maria SueLynn said she's just learning de-
tails of the proposal, but there seems little in the impact
fee proposal she could support.
"Unless something comes back directly to us, I
would find it very difficult to support a municipal im-
pact fee when there seems to be nothing in it for our
city," she said.
"We're already paying for law enforcement from
the Manatee County Sheriff's Office and to impose an
impact fee for law enforcement would be double taxa-
tion," the mayor observed.
In addition, the county has no roads within Anna
Maria's city limits and the only park, Bayfront Park, "is
already leased to the county, so we should have that
money come back directly to improve our park."
SueLynn said she is meeting with county planners
in early November to discuss details of the proposed
municipal impact fee and needs a number of questions
answered.
Likewise, said Mayor John Chappie of Bradenton
Beach, where a number of proposed condominium
projects could be affected by a municipal impact fee.
"We haven't discussed it yet on the commission,
but personally, I think the county already gets enough
of our tax money. Impact fees should come back to the
city."
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore is also con-
cerned about the proposal, and said that if any such fee
is enacted by the county, "some of the money has to
come back directly to Holmes Beach."
In addition, the city has no county roads except for
PLEASE SEE IMPACT, NEXT PAGE


Voters go to polls
Tuesday is election day for Anna Maria Island, the
first year all three city governmental bodies will vote to-
gether to elect their respective commissioners in the
Island's history.
Previously, the city's founding fathers set distin-
guishable city election dates in three separate months.
distinguished even from general county, state and fed-
eral elections in November, but charter
changes in all three cities have brought PRO
accord to the process.,
In Anna Maria. five candidates are
vying for three seats on the commission,
with the top three votegetters taking office. In the run-
ning: Incumbent CommissionerlJohn Quam, Carol Ann
Magill, Jeff Smith, Randall Stover and Dale Woodland.
In Holmes Beach, four candidates are seeking
three seats on the city commission, again with the
top three votegetters taking office. In the running:
Incumbent Commissioners Rich Bohnenberger, Pat
Geyer and Don Maloney and challenger Pat Morton.
Bradenton Beach has 1 percent of its electorate
seeking office: nine candidates out of the city's 898
registered voters. Bradenton Beach has three ward seats
up for grabs candidates there must live within their
ward but are elected citywide. Mayoral candidates may
live anywhere in the city.
For mayor, incumbent John Chappie is challenged
by present Commissioners Bill Arnold and Dawn
Baker. There are no runoff elections in Bradenton
Beach, so the candidate with the most votes will win.


Piper
picks
'witch'
pumpkin
Piper Hansen
visits the Faith
United Meth-
odist Church
pumpkin patch
in Bradenton to
choose her very
first pumpkin.
Pumpkins have
been grown in
American soil
for more than
5,000 years
and make
perfect jack-o-
lanterns to
ward off
Halloween
spirits. The
pumpkin patch
is located at
7215 First Ave.
W.. behind the
post office on
75th Street.
Islander Photo.
Diana
"Mom Bogan


Islandwide Tuesday


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Ward I has Rick Bisio and John Shaughnessy on
the ballot.
Ward 2 has Tricia Otto and Lisa Maria Phillips
vying for the seat.
And in Ward 3. incumbent Commissioner Scott
Barr is facing challenger Peter Barreda.
Bradenton Beach voters will also have two non-bind-
ing referendum questions to mull:
LES, "Are you in favor of eliminating R-
3 zoning in the City of Bradenton Beach,
E 4 in perpetuity' Yes or No."
The R-3 designation is the highest
level of residential zoning use in the city. According
to city codes. R-3 is a multi-family tourist use which
allows up to 28 hotel-motel units per acre, or 22 effi-
ciency, one- or two-bedroom uses per acre, excepting
three-hedroom units, which are capped at 16 units per
acre.
"Do you want to eliminate any variance to height
restriction in the Bradenton Beach code? Yes or No."
Height variances have been a hot topic in other
cities on the Island, but have not yet come to the fore-
front in Bradenton Beach.
Election date changes are expected to produce a
greater voter turnout.
Polling locations are:
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive.
Holmes Beach, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church,
6608 Marina Drive.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.


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Players prepare

hilarious 'Gun-Shy'
The Island Players are well along to staging "Gun-
Shy," a droll play of love and otherwise, which will run
Nov. 13-23 at the theater.
Tickets at $15 may be purchased through 778-
5755, or at the box office beginning Nov. 3. Season
tickets are $65 for all five performances.
"Gun-Shy" is a Richard Dresser play dealing with
problems of marriage in a unique manner. It takes up
infidelity, divorce, incompatibility, eternal love, even
crash diets.
Evie and Duncan, married 15 years, have finally
embarked on separate ways. Evie takes up with Carter,
Duncan with Caitlan. Each of the four brings a special
complexity to the mix.
What will happen? Well, the road to what happens
gives the whole mess its humor and poignancy, and you
kind of have to be there for the ride to appreciate it all.
Mona Upp plays Evie, Mark Woodland is Carter,
Katy Jodat portrays Caitlan, Bob Ryan is Duncan, and
George Myer fills out the cast.
Director is Phyllis Elfenbein and stage manager is
Gabe Simches. Elfenbein and Jack Abene designed the
set, Don Bailey costumes, Chris McVickar lighting,
Bob Grant sound.
The theater is at 10009 Gulf Drive, at the comer of
Gulf and Pine Avenue in Anna Maria. Curtain times are
8 p.m. except for the two Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.,
no Monday performances.


Dead man discovered
in Cortez waters
Donald Knece, 66, was found dead in the
water at Sunny Shores Marina in Cortez shortly
before 8 a.m. Sunday, the suspected victim of a
heart attack.
Manatee County Sheriffs Office spokesper-
son Dave Bristow said Knece was working on his
pontoon boat and "perhaps" had a heart attack and
fell into the water. No foul play is suspected.


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Island Veterans
Island veterans and families flocked to the Holmes Beach butterfly garden for the dedication of a Veterans


Memorial dedicated to the memory of all who served in
today. Islander Photo: Nancy Ambrose

Impact fees proposed by county
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
East Bay Drive in front of Publix, she noted.
Whitmore has referred the issue to City Attorney
Patricia Petruff, but has not yet been contacted by the
MCPD for a conference to discuss the proposal.
Clark said the Manatee County Commission has
scheduled public hearings on the impact fee proposal
for Dec. 4, Jan. 13 and Jan. 27 before voting.
County Commissioner Jane von Hahmann, whose
district includes Anna Maria Island and Cortez, said in-
creasing countywide impact fees and adding a munici-
pal impact fee appears to be "something the commis-


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But some builders and developers are already fed
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Anna Maria Island developer Steve Noriega, who
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Anna Maria, in addition to several condominium
projects in Bradenton Beach, blasted the proposal.
"I'm absolutely against it. This is just money that
will go into some bureaucratic budget and never come
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"We are already paying the highest building permit
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THE ISLANDER 0 OCT. 29, 2003 M PAGE 3


IMS terminates Hughes, more board resignations


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
The Island Middle School Board of Directors
called a special meeting Monday, Oct. 27, to address
last week's resignation of board member Pam
Fortenberry, and more recently, the resignation of
board member Scott Bassett, and the job status of Gary
Hughes, the school's former executive director.
Hughes, who was only recently appointed to the ex-
ecutive director position, was dismissed from his duties for
insubordination at the board's Oct. 22 meeting.
Fortenberry, one of the school's founding mem-
bers, tendered her resignation from the board of direc-
tors following that meeting.
Fortenberry told the board she had mixed feelings
about resigning but felt that she could no longer make
an educated vote. She said she is unable to spend as
much time at the school as the other members and has
to rely on hearsay in casting her votes.
Bassett joined the board a year ago as the parent
representative and served as chairman until the start of
this school year. Following the resignations of former
board members John Monetti, Chuck Webb and Cindy
Jennis this summer, Bassett was re-appointed to the
board.
Although Bassett said he has great confidence in
board president Genie Salter and faith in the remaining
board members, he also believes that for the sake of his
family it's time to step aside.
Bassett said the difficult changes the school has
gone through have placed him at the center of a lot of
controversy as a board member and it has been affect-


ing his wife and their children, who attend the school.
Bassett said he plans to remain active in the school
as a volunteer with the band program and his wife will
also continue to contribute time, but it was time to re-
think his priorities.
The remaining board members, Kimberly
Holmstrom, Shellie Hodges, Marlene West, Noranne
Hutcheson and Genie Salter, proceeded with the spe-
cial meeting and officially terminated Hughes' employ-
ment with IMS.
The board hired employment lawyer Kimberly
Page Walker, of Williams, Parker, Harrison, Dietz and
Getzen in Sarasota, to advise them on proceeding with
Hughes' employment status.
Bassett and Executive Director Kelly Parsons re-
viewed the school budget and available job opportuni-
ties and determined that there are insufficient funds to
retain Hughes and he is not qualified for any position
with the school other than as the life skills instructor.
Hughes said at the Oct. 22 meeting that he would
not accept any position for less than his current $42,000
salary. The board had intended to offer him his previ-
ous position as life skills teacher, however, that posi-
tion had recently been filled.
Lori Guerrin accepted the life skills teacher posi-
tion on a long-term substitute basis, at least until the
end of this semester.
Parsons told the board that there are no positions
available at this time and, based on Hughes' work his-
tory, she doesn't believe he would be qualified for any
future employment with the school.
The board unanimously voted to terminate


Hughes' employment and make no further negotia-
tions.
The board also unanimously voted against offering
Hughes a severance package based on the advice of at-
torney Walker.
Walker advised that although the board may offer
a severance package, it is not typically done when job
termination follows a finding of insubordination.
Finally, school secretary Beverly Beaver tendered
her resignation and Parsons will be looking to hire a re-
placement.
The next regular board meeting will be at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 4. The board plans to discuss how to
address the recent board vacancies.


Meetings

Anna Maria City
Oct. 29, 10 a.m., citizen recognition committee meet-
ing.
Oct. 29, 6:45 p.m., Environmental Education and En-
hancement Committee meeting.
Oct. 31, 4 p.m., special meeting on wireless services.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
708-6130.

Bradenton Beach
Nov. 5, 6:30 p.m., board of adjustment meeting.
Nov. 6, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
Nov. 5, 5 p.m., parks and beautification committee
meeting.
Nov. 5, 6 p.m., city commission meeting on site plans.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Of Interest
Nov. 4, 7 a.m.-7 p.m., polls open for election in Anna
Maria City, Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach.


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THREE-CITY ELECTION TUESDAY ON ISLAND


Anna Maria

candidate profiles
Anna Maria has five candidates vying for the three
seats on the city commission up for election on Nov. 4.

CAROL ANN MAGILL
Carol Ann Magill, 60, has lived in Anna Maria for
more than 25 years and she is a first-time candidate for
the city commission.
Originally from New Jer-
sey, Magill has a bachelor's
degree in art education and
was formerly a social
worker before moving to
Anna Maria.
She's been involved in
city government since 1989,
having previously served on
the code enforcement board
and the environmental edu-
Magill cation and enhancement
committee. She also attends as many commission and
city committee meetings as possible.
Her decision to become a candidate, she said, was
prompted by a number of residents who believe her
"common sense" approach on issues would serve her
well on the commission.
She is concerned that the city meet all requirements
of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act regard-
ing its public venues.
Magill also supports the recently approved com-
mission motion on parking that directs the city attorney
to draft an ordinance creating designated parking
spaces within the city's beach access zone, including
accessible handicap parking spaces. The ordinance,
however, should be implemented on a trial basis for
one year, she said.
The ever-increasing city budget also concerns
Magill and she's worried the city is spending too much
money on outside consultants.
She supports a long-range capital improvement
plan, but would be reluctant to borrow money under a
city line of credit to implement those projects without
first establishing priorities and getting "exact cost es-
timates."
The city must also address its stormwater drainage
and treatment problem, and Magill feels this should be
a top priority for the city.
Her strength, she said, is an ability to "listen and
hear what others have to say on the issues."

JOHN QUAM
Current city commissioner and commission chair-
person John Quam, 64, is seeking his second term as
commissioner. He was unopposed in the February 2003
election.
Quam graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson Univer-
sity in New Jersey with a
business management de-
V .' gree and has extensive ex-
perience in the business
world. He worked for the
BASF Corporation for 35
- years before retiring to
Anna Maria in 1997.
Prior to his election as a
city commissioner, he was a
Quammember of the planning and
Quam
zoning board.
Quam believes his experience as a commissioner
will serve him well in a second term.
He believes the city is "on the right track" for a
parking solution with the recent 3-2 commission vote
calling for designated parking spaces within the beach
access zone, but more compromise may be needed
before any final parking ordinance is adopted.
Quam believes that one of his strengths as a com-
missioner is the ability to "look at issues and not be
afraid to say someone else has a better idea."
He also places a high priority on solving the city's
drainage problems and is in favor of a priority list of
capital improvement projects as established by the
commission.
But he would try avoid any "unnecessary debt"


for the city with funding of those projects through a
line of credit.
Any long-term debt for capital improvement
projects has to be thoroughly examined by the com-
mission and the public before approval, he said, add-
ing that "thoughtful planning" is the key.
He's also concerned about the Manatee County
Sheriff's Office contract. While he has no problem
with the level of service, the city needs to get the
contract well before the Sept. 30 budget deadline so
the MCSO can't just add more deputies or costs
without discussion.
He believes the city commission is moving for-
ward on a number of critical issues, including parking
and a wireless communications ordinance, and a sec-
ond term would ensure continuity on the commission.

JEFF SMITH
An eight-year resident of Anna Maria, Jeff Smith,
62, brings a background in industrial management and
business administration to his candidacy.
He worked for Ford Mo-
tor Company for 31 years
before retiring to Anna
Maria, but he and his family

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> \ ". than 20 years.
Smith ran unsuccessfully
for the city commission in
2000 and 2003.
His number one priority
Smith as a commissioner would be
to address the city's chronic
drainage problems. He said at present, that problem
seems to have a low priority with the current commis-
sion.
While he's not totally in favor of the commission's
recent 3-2 vote to establish designated parking spaces
within the beach access zone, it's a better plan than
permit parking, he believes. The current solution, how-
ever, "still needs some massaging."
Smith favors a long-range capital improvement
plan and would support financing such projects with a
line of credit, but he's concerned about where some of
the money is going in the budget, particularly for road
repaving.
While the budget must go up every year to main-
tain the city, he's worried the city relies too much on
consultants' and engineers' reports.
Another area of concern for Smith is the sheriff's
contract, and he said the city needs to have a say on
what it's paying for. Some of the MCSO expenses
passed on to the city should be covered by the MCSO,
he believes.
He also wants the city to be more concerned with
the business community. "Except for the parking issue,
they are often a forgotten entity in the city," he claimed.
Regardless of how the election turns out. Smith
wants people to"get out and vote and make your feel-
ings known. Don't come and complain if you didn't
vote."

RANDALL STOVER
Randall Stover, 57, is a 20-year resident of Anna
Maria, having moved here from Ohio in early 1984.
Originally from Columbus, Stover studied archi-
tecture at Kent State University and, after college, was
a high school coach and
". teacher.
He eventually worked
for an architectural firm,
*-. then went into the ceramic
tile manufacturing business.
iHe operates a tile importing
I business from an office in
Holmes Beach.
Stover has no prior po-
Stover litical experience, and this is
the first time he has ever
sought public office.
He believes his business acumen and "common
sense" approach to problems are what's needed in the
city.
The current parking solution proposal by the city
commission to create a certain number of parking


spaces within the beach access zone is "just a band-aid
to a greater problem," Stover contended.
The greater problem is how the city will deal with
the ever-increasing population in east Manatee County
that eventually will want to visit the city's beaches and
amenities.
Stover is opposed to establishing a city line of
credit to finance capital improvement projects until a
"well-defined" list of projects is established along with
specific costs for each project.
While he's pleased the city is seeking "professional
advice" on a number of issues, he says the fees some
of the consultants are charging seem "astronomical."
And although drainage is a serious and long-stand-
ing issue, people have to accept that some flooding will
always occur.
The city needs a new plan that will improve its
drainage system during the next decade, he said.
As a city resident and business person, he'd like to
see more interaction between residents and businesses
in the city. "Let's not drive a wedge between them."
Stover would like to establish a joint committee of
business and residential leaders to develop a plan to
"preserve and protect Anna Maria" for future genera-
tions.

DALE WOODLAND
Dale Woodland, 55, moved to Anna Maria when
he was 5 years old. He holds a mathematics degree
from the University of Florida and spent 25 years de-
signing computer software systems for major corpora-
tions.
He returned to Anna Maria 18 years ago and is now
I .. the owner of a pool service
.. company on the Island.
i s He's no stranger to Anna
-- Maria politics, having twice
been unsuccessful in a bid
for a commission seat.
Woodland is presently a
member of the planning and
zoning board and the com-
iprehensive plan review
Woodland committee, and has served
on the code enforcement
board and the 1999-2000 parking committee.
He's running for the commission because he has
some deep concerns about the direction the city is
headed, particularly when it comes to the budget.
Every year there is a record budget and the city
employs too many consultants in these ever-increasing
budgets, he claimed.
While the city does need consultants, he's con-
cerned that the city is using consultants for too many
projects that city staff or the citizens could perform.
He wants a long-range capital improvement plan, but
is opposed to the city using a line of credit or long-term
bonds to finance those projects and going into debt.
Woodland believes commission and public review
and input on the long-range capital improvements plan
are needed before any projects are adopted.
He is in favor of permit parking for residents on streets
in the BAZ that currently have no parking, and allowing
public parking on the rights of way outside the BAZ.
Woodland wants the city to address its contract,
with the Manatee County Sheriff's Office, which ac-
counts for more than 25 percent of the city's 2003-04
budget.
The service from the MCSO officers in Anna
Maria "is great," he said, but there's something wrong
when the MCSO just keeps increasing its contract price
every year and the city has no say in the matter.



Woodland parking position
The position of Anna Maria City Com-
mission candidate Dale Woodland on the
parking issue as reported in the Oct. 22 issue
of The Islander should have noted that while
Woodland could support the current pro-
posal, he believes a better solution is that for
a one-year trial basis, all the streets within the
BAZ that currently have no parking would
change to resident-only parking by permit.
Parking on all other streets within the BAZ
would remain as is.








Holmes Beach

candidate profiles
Four people are running for the three seats up for
election Nov. 4 on the Holmes Beach City Commis-
sion.
Incumbents Rich Bohnenberger, Pat Geyer and
Don Maloney are joined by political newcomer Patrick
Morton in the race.

RICH BOHNENBERGER
Rich Bohnenberger has been a city commissioner
since 1999 and is seeking re-election to a third consecu-
tive term. He also served as a city commissioner from
1992 to 1994 and as the city's mayor from 1994 to
1996.
He moved to Holmes Beach in 1990 after retiring
from the fire service in Philadelphia.


At present, he is an inde-
pendent real estate agent on
Anna Maria Island.
He has been actively in-
volved in a number of local,
regional and state organiza-
tions for elected officials
and is a past president of the
Island Kiwanis Club.
Bohnenberger is a
board member of the
Florida League of Cities and


represents all municipalities in Manatee County on the
board. He is also the Island's representative to the Joint
Planning Council of Manatee formed last year to pro-
vide input on all major proposed developments within
the county. He is also the current secretary-treasurer of
the ManaSota League of Cities.
He believes his past experience as a commissioner
and mayor provide him with the knowledge necessary
to continue as a city commissioner.
A number of issues confront the city, he believes,
including a revised capital improvement plan that
would be separate from the comprehensive plan and
"more flexible" for the city.
He said he first brought up the idea of a capital


improvement plan in 1994.
He's also concerned about a new Key Royale
Bridge and believes a joint venture with the Florida
Department of Transportation to fund a new bridge
should be explored now while interest rates are low.
Later, when the DOT budget allows, that agency would
reimburse the city for its portion of the project.

PAT GEYER
Incumbent Pat Geyer served as a commissioner
from 1978 to 1990, then two terms as mayor of Holmes
Beach from 1990 to 1994. She was elected commis-
sioner from 1994-96, but was unseated in the 1996
elections. She made a successful return to the commis-
sion in 1997 and was re-
elected in 1999. She was un-
opposed in 2001.
A native of Cincinnati,
Ohio, Geyer came to Anna
Maria Island in 1960.
Since 1971, she and her
husband Ed have owned
Duffy's Tavern in Holmes
Beach.
Geyer In addition to her 24
years as an elected official,
she has been actively involved in supporting the Anna
Maria Island Community Center and other civic and
community organizations.
Geyer believes her experience and knowledge
gained during her many years as both commissioner
and mayor of Holmes Beach make her well-suited for
re-election.
The city faces a number of pressing issues in the
next few years, she said, including implementation of
its stormwater drainage plan as mandated by the
Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
She's also concerned about the current building-
height restriction in the city in view of the new
building restrictions implemented by the DEP for
new construction seaward of the coastal construction
control line.
With so many redevelopment projects and new
construction in the city falling under the DEP rules,
the city may want to review its current height restric-


THE ISLANDER U OCT. 29, 2003 U PAGE 5
tion, she said.
Geyer also wants to ensure the city stays on top of
the funding for the Key Royale Bridge.

DON MALONEY
Incumbent Don Maloney is seeking his fifth term
on the Holmes Beach City Commission.
Maloney served in the U.S. Army during WWII
and studied at both Syracuse University and Delaware
University.
After 30 years as a consultant with the Harris Cor-
poration on Japanese-American business opportunities
and problems, Maloney and his wife retired to Holmes
Beach in 1992.
1 In addition to his four
terms as a city commis-
S sioner, Maloney has also
: been on the city's code en-
i forcement board and is a
S past president of the Key
S Royale Homeowner's Asso-
ciation.
He is a member of the
Florida Emergency Pre-
Maloney) paredness Association, the
American Legion, Knights
of Columbus and the U.S. Marine Corps League.
Maloney said he is seeking a fifth term because of
his concern with the city's plan for the future.
The city's demographics are changing and "we
need to do a better job of managing growth," he said.
People don't come to Holmes Beach to retire any-
more, he said. They come as either families with chil-
dren where both mom and dad work, or as "investors
who have no intention of living here."
"So we need to remember the city is growing and
we need an ability to handle this growth."
The city also has to remember that Manatee
County is growing at an enormous rate and all the
people who move into eastern Manatee County will
eventually want to come to Anna Maria Island and
Holmes Beach for the weekend.
Stormwater drainage is also a major issue for
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Opinion



Election recommendations
The Islander newspaper endorses current City
Commissioner John Quam along with candidates Carol
Ann Magill and Dale Woodland for the three commis-
sion seats up for election in Anna Maria.
As chairperson of the city commission, Quam has
shown a willingness to gather information on issues,
listen to other points of view and compromise when
needed.
In Anna Maria, where the city is extremely divided
on complex issues such as parking, stormwater drain-
age, capital improvements and cell tower construction,
compromise is going to be a valuable commodity.
We also endorse Carol Ann Magill and Dale
Woodland. Both have shown a willingness to be in-
volved in the city as volunteer members of various city
committees, and both have regularly attended city com-
mission meetings.
They say they will listen to arguments on both
sides of an issue and that's needed in Anna Maria -
indeed, on all three Island city commissions.
The Islander believes that Quam, along with
Magill and Woodland, will provide the needed stabil-
ity to move city issues forward to the best possible so-
lutions.
For Bradenton Beach, we commend the field of
candidates, one of the largest in the city's history. We
hope even the losers in this election will be winners for
the city by serving as volunteers on boards and com-
mittees.
Although we may not have agreed with some of
incumbent Mayor John Chappie's positions, we have
admired his commitment to the city and his adminis-
trative ability, especially during some tumultuous times
in the city. With the expected flurry of growth manage-
ment issues, we believe Chappie will play an important
role in preserving the city's values. We recommend
John Chappie.
For Ward 1, both Rick Bisio and John
Shaughnessy bring thoughtful measures to the slate, but
Bisio stands out intellectually among all the candidates
with extensive business and city board experience and
a mindset to move the city into its "vision." Bisio is our
top choice.
For Ward 2, our choice is for Lisa Marie Phillips,
who makes an impassioned plea to "save Bradenton
Beach." Her opponent Tricia Otto lives and works at a
new development and is related to the developer and
for that she appears to be a single-issue "growth" can-



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didate. We recommend Phillips.
For Ward 3, Commissioner Scott Barr faces a chal-
lenge from Peter Barreda. Both men have deep roots in
the community, having grown up in the city. Barreda
is fighting to win, which he says will "save the city,"
while Barr evidently has a great deal of support from
the development community. While Barr was ap-
pointed to his seat last year and is an incumbent, we're
inclined to support Barreda to help move the city into
the future.
Also on the ballot in Bradenton Beach are two non-
binding "referendum" questions.
"Are you in favor of eliminating R-3 zoning in the
City of Bradenton Beach, in perpetuity?"
And "Do you want to eliminate any variance to
height restriction in the Bradenton Beach code?"
As to the elimination of R-3 zoning, we see a tre-
mendous need to reduce density, protect residential
zoning and prevent any further consolidation of single-
family properties into larger development tracts. We
recommend a "yes" vote on the R-3 issue, and chal-





Opinion


Facheris voice silenced
As happy as all of us were with our last big meet-
ing with the school board, when we were presented a
beautiful new school and landscape plan, we need to be
aware that changes may once again be happening. We
will get our new school and we will get it on time. The
school itself is not compromised and none of us would
ever let it be so.
We compromised everything that we originally
wanted openness, a single story school and our his-
toric trees- and asked only that they make it fit into
our pristine environment.
After giving up so much of what we wanted to
begin with, should we compromise the little we were
given to appease us? We may be down to the roof and
landscaping now, but the issue is much more.
Do we care about where we live and what happens
to it, or do we believe that we are helpless and the
school board should, and will, do what it wants?


lenge the commission to enact it.
"Save Bradenton Beach" is this city's election
battle cry and we hear it loud and clear.
While numerous height variance requests have
been a hot topic in the other two Island cities, the issue
has not yet surfaced in Bradenton Beach.
Although there is no compelling need, we recom-
mend voting "no" to this question to prevent any pos-
sible abuse that could threaten our "low-rise" lifestyle
on Anna Maria Island.
In the Holmes Beach election, the top three of four
candidates will take office and challenger Pat Morton
faces a seemingly uphill battle against three strong,
knowledgeable incumbent commissioners, Rich
Bohnenberger, Pat Geyer and Don Maloney. We rec-
ommend keeping the status quo, but encourage Morton
to get more involved in city business in preparation for
another try next year.
All in all, the Island's first Islandwide, three-city
election is a winner for everyone. Please, vote. Voters
are the newest threatened species here, and that's scary.


We all understand that those that don't live in this
community don't feel what we feel. They can't. We
understand that for some this is just another job and
another building. We thought we could make them
understand how we feel, but it never happened.
The school board says it wants community in-
volvement in schools and is working to find ways to
make it happen, but what I heard was that no commu-
nities give so much input into their schools. I felt the
resentment of our involvement.
Anyone who lives here and doesn't understand is
truly missing something very special that you just can't
find anywhere else, and little by little it is being taken
away from us. To some of us this is about much more.
I will never feel bad about fighting to maintain what I
believe makes this the place where I want to raise my
children and call home. How could anyone not expect
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THE ISLANDER M OCT. 29, 2003 0 PAGE 7


Rezoning proposal nixed by Holmes Beach planners


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach Planning Commission agreed
at its Oct. 22 meeting that Patrick Kabris has a unique
piece of beachfront property at 101 75th St. Part of it
is zoned R-2 (medium-density residential) while the
remaining portion is zoned for recreational purposes
only.
What the commission didn't agree on was a request
by Kabris that the recreational zoning be changed to
residential to.allow him to build two duplexes on the
entire property.
The commission voted to recommend to the city
commission that his request be denied.
Kabris will have another opportunity to present his
case when his application and the planning
commission's recommendation is presented to the city
commission.
Kabris' request was two-pronged.
The city would first have to amend the future land-
use map of its comprehensive plan, then pass an ordi-
nance amending the zoning district on the property.
Land-use planner Bill Brisson, who was hired by
the city to provide a report on the requested small-scale
development activity-plan amendment, took a "middle-
of-the-road" position.
The requested SPA from recreation/open space to
medium-density residential does meet "the state's cri-
teria for such an amendment," Brisson said, and as an
individual action "is consistent with the city's compre-
hensive plan."
It represents a "use that is compatible in type and
scale with surrounding land uses and adjacent environ-
mentally sensitive areas.
"However," added Brisson, just because the re-
quest is consistent with the city's comprehensive plan
doesn't mean the change should "necessarily be ap-
proved."
In his opinion, "approval of the requested land-use
change would set a precedent" and likely lead to other
requests to change the land-use designation "on other
similarly situated parcels."
Brisson did note that the parcel zoned for recre-


national open space has limited uses under the compre-
hensive plan, but could be bought by a hotel, motel,
homeowner's or condominium association and used for
recreational purposes. The comp plan allows a club-
house to be built on the property, he said.
Brisson gave the planning commission two
choices.
If the commission believes the property is "suffi-
ciently unique and different" from similar Gulffront
properties in the area that "approval would not set a
precedent," then Brisson suggested the applicant's re-
quest be recommended for approval.
If, however, the planning commission "is not con-
vinced" that the property is "sufficiently unique and
different" and approval would have a negative effect,
then approval is not recommended.
Kabris argued that the purpose of the application
is to build two suitable units on the entire property.
Without the amendments, he could still build two
duplexes, he said, but they would be higher than sur-
rounding properties and might not be what nearby resi-
dents want, Kabris contended.
What he is proposing is a "better way to develop
the property?
He called on commission members to "look at the
facts" alone on the property and said the possibility of
approval of the amendments setting a precedent is
"slim to none."
Some of the nearby neighbors are in favor of re-
zoning, he said, because that would ensure that low-
profile units are built.
Kabris even said he would add a deed restriction to
the property and he's already deeded a portion of the
north part of the property to the city.
Commission members, Kabris and City Attorney
Patricia Petruff agreed it was unusual to have a single
piece of property with two different zoning designa-
tions.
Petruff noted that when the city's comprehensive
plan was revised in 1989, the owners of the property at
that time had the opportunity to challenge the recre-
ational open space designation and could have ap-
pealed that designation, but did not.


The planning commission's decision, she said,
should be based on what furthers the comprehensive
plan and what is in the best interests of the city.
The commission voted 4-1 to recommend that the
city commission deny the application to amend the
comprehensive plan and rezone the property because it
is not consistent with the city's comprehensive plan
regarding various objectives and policies, including
recreational open space.





Opinion


us to care about the whole school? It is a part of this
community and a part of all of us.
I was considered one voice when the committee
didn't like what I was saying and a community repre-
sentative when it suited them. I can no longer be a part
of it. We all need to speak up for what we believe in or
live with the consequences.
It may be too late for us, but maybe not for those
communities that come after us.
Maria Facheris, Anna Maria Elementary School
advisory committee chairperson

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knowledge, until the very last song of the evening.
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THREE-CITY ELECTION TUESDAY ON ISLAND


Vote Tuesday
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 5
Maloney.
"That's a lot of money to deal with and there's
been a lack of planning" for the projects which will be
funded now by a stormwater assessment, he said.

PATRICK MORTON
Patrick Morton is a first-time candidate for the
Holmes Beach City Commission.
A native of Ohio, Morton was in corporate ware-


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Morton


house management until he
and his family relocated to
Manatee County 10 years
ago. He's been in Holmes
Beach for nine years and is
currently the resident man-
ager of Sun Plaza West con-
dominiums on Gulf Drive.
He decided to enter the
race for a commission seat
because he's become con-
cerned that a number of is-


sues are not being addressed properly, and he also be-
lieves some commissioners have their own agenda and
are not concerned about the people.
His No. 1 priority would be stormwater drainage.
He's dissatisfied with the drainage solution be-
cause the city does not have a long-term solution for the
problem, he claimed, yet the tax for this project has
already been approved by the commission.
In addition, Morton is extremely worried about
property taxes and the budget.
"I'm very concerned about how the city is spend-
ing our money."
He noted that when the commission voted 3-2 to
retain the 2.0 millage rate for the 2003-04 budget, some
commissioners who are up for re-election were origi-
nally in favor of the 2.25 rate, but changed their minds
at the last minute.
Another area the city must address is the building
height restriction.
"We can't keep raising it up by giving variances,"
he said. "It needs to stay exactly where it is or the city
will change completely. We don't want to lose our
unique little Island."



Bradenton Beach


candidate profiles


MAYOR
BILL ARNOLD
Bill Arnold, 73, is seeking election to the position
of mayor. He was elected to the city commission in
1998 representing Ward 1, and prior to that served on
the city's board of adjust-
ment for two years. He is
married and has three chil-
dren and two grandchildren.
"' Arnold ihas lived in
Bradenton Beach full time
S- for 13 years.
-.' Arnold is retired from
General Motors of Okla-
homa City, where he was a
Arnold heavy machinery operator
and conducted emissions
tests on vehicles. He has owned and managed a restau-
rant, and also worked in the aircraft and aerospace in-
dustry as an assistant project office manager, serving
as troubleshooter between departments. He attended
Macintosh Business College in Massachusetts.
"We need to have some money allocated to the
citizens of Bradenton Beach to upgrade," Arnold said.
"The pier is a disgrace and needs updating, money
needs to be set aside for drainage, and our parks need
attention."
As to the question of abolishing the R-3 zoning in the
city, Arnold said he still had questions on the matter. "I
haven't made up.my mind yet because I still have ques-
tions on it. I may not vote at all" on the referendum.


DAWN BAKER
Commissioner Dawn Baker is running for mayor
of Bradenton Beach. Baker has served as city commis-
sioner representing Ward 2 since her unopposed run for
the seat in 1999, and has been re-elected without chal-
lenge since. She resigned her commission post to seek
the mayoral position.
,. Baker, 53, moved to
.. "' '--i' Florida from Detroit, Mich.,
in 1982, and moved to
',iB "" Bradenton Beach in 1991.
She has been involved in the
S" a legal field as a paralegal,
and has worked in sales,
served as a recruiter and
Worked for the aviation au-
Baker thority in Orlando. She is
the former owner of Island
Transportation. She has a daughter and three grandchil-
dren.
Locally, she was a member of the Bradenton Beach
Planning and Zoning Board.
I was able to change the city's recycling center
from a cost center to a revenue center," Baker said,
"and we will go forward with a curbside recycling pro-
gram, and I feel I was the impetus for that. I was ap-
palled to see our property values go up 24 percent in
one year, and I think it is an artificial increase and that
things will flatten out."
On the R-3 zoning abolition referendum issue,
Baker said she "did not favor it. The issue of property
rights has to be discussed with developers, citizens and
lawyers. I don't know if we want to eliminate it, but I
think the question is where the R-3 is located."

JOHN CHAPPIE
John Chappie, 5 1, is seeking re-election as mayor.
Chappie has been a city commissioner represent-
ing Ward 4 in the southern part of the city since 1997
and was elected mayor in 2001.
He is owner of a lawn care and landscape company
and has been active on city beautification boards and
Sthe city's planning and zon-
ing board, serving as chair,
S: vice-chair and member for a
.-, . number of years. He was
also on the board of adjust-
ment and the city's compre-
hensive planning committee
in the mid-1980s and land
development code commit-
tee.
Chappie Chappie, a 30-year
resident of the city, also
served on a task force to investigate improvements to
drainage and pedestrian access to Gulf Drive. He
served on the city's first community redevelopment
agency that led to the city's first $500,000 community
development block grant, and has served as chair of the
Scenic Highway Committee since its inception in 1999.
He is also a co-founder of the Christmas Prelude.
He has a major in political science from Ohio Uni-
versity with a bachelor of general studies degree. He is
single.
"Bradenton Beach has always been a small-town
residential resort community where the trees are taller
than the buildings," Chappie said. "I want us to retain
that unique charm. We are faced with growth manage-
ment issues that we never dreamed of 30 years ago."
As to the question of the abolition of R-3 zoning in
the city, Chappie said, "I will vote against eliminating
R-3."



WARD 1

RICCARDO 'RICK' BISIO
Riccardo "Rick" Bisio is seeking the Ward 1 po-
sition on the Bradenton Beach City Commission.
Bisio, 38, moved to the city in 2000. He is a fran-
chise consultant who has spent the last 12 years in in-
ternational franchise development departments with
businesses in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the
United States. Bisio previously was vice president for
more than two years with Environmental Biotech Inc.,


a Sarasota-based company dealing with drain line and
odor management. He has also worked for AFC Enter-
prises in Atlanta, Ga., which dealt with franchise agree-


Bisio


ments for a host of food ser-
vices worldwide.
Bisio holds a master's
degree from the American
Graduate School of Interna-
tional Business in Arizona
and a bachelor's degree
from Washington Univer-
sity Simon School of Busi-
ness in St. Louis, Mo. He is
a member of the U.S. De-
partment of Commerce Dis-
trict Export Council and the


Manatee Chamber of Commerce.
He has served on the city's planning and zoning
board for 18 months, and was instrumental in receiv-
ing $30,000 in in-kind contributions for the redesign of
Herb Dolan North Park at 25th Street North. Bisio is
married and has one daughter.
"My number one priority is implementing the vi-
sion plan," Bisio said. "It will be a full-time job."
As to the issue of abolition of the R-3 zoning in the
city, Bisio said, "I will vote for it. It is an opinion, a
direction we should go into, but the devil is in the de-
tails and I expect any execution will be challenging."


JOHN SHAUGHNESSY
John Shaughnessy is seeking election to the Ward
1 position on the Bradenton Beach City Commission.
Shaughnessy, 69, has vacationed on the Island for
23 years, moving here full-time last year He was in-
.JK ... -- : volved in the transportation
: industry and owned his own
Travel business.
Shaughnessy was also in-
volved in the successful
S resident purchase of the
SSandpiper Mobile Resort
earlier this year, where he is
., a. a member of the board.
He is married and has
Shauglhnessy four children, 17 grandchil-
dren, and 3 great-grandchil-
dren.
"Everyone has Bradenton Beach in mind for the
betterment, we're just all on different roads,to get
there," Shaughnessy said, adding that "we need writ-
ten accountability for how all the money is being
spent."
As to the R-3 zoning density abolition,
Shaughnessy said he "favored eliminating [R-3] unless
someone can convince me otherwise."



WARD 2

TRICIA OTTO
Tricia Otto is seeking election to the Ward 2 posi-
tion on the Bradenton Beach City Commission.
Otto, 27, is an interior designer who "lives, works
and is a taxpayer. in
: Bradenton Beach." She is a
graduate of the Georgia In-
stitute of Technology-Ar-
\, chitecture and of the Art In-
--" stitute of Atlanta-Photogra-
S. phy.
She is a volunteer at
Tingley Memorial Library
and a member of the Art
League of Manatee County.
Otto She has also been a partici-
pant in Coastal Cleanup
drives in the county. She is married.
"I'm interested in seeing a balance between the
environment and the economy," Otto said. "My major
issue is recycling, and I'd like to make sure that it is
something the residents can have. I'm concerned about
the tax increase last year, and I would like to see a fair
tax implication."
As to the R-3 zoning abolition, Otto said she was
PLEASE SEE VOTE TUESDAY, NEXT PAGE







Vote Tuesday
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 8
"not in favor of eliminating all R-3. I think it should be
addressed on a case-by-case basis."


LISA MARIE PHILLIPS
Lisa Marie Phillips is seeking election to the Ward
2 position on the Bradenton Beach City Commission.
Phillips, 41, is a 27-year resident of Bradenton
Beach and a working
mother with three children.
She is a 1980 Manatee High
School graduate, and has a
bachelor's degree from the
I University of Florida.
She serves on the board
of directors for the non-
profit Sarasota Manatee As-
S sociation of Riding
Phillips Therapy, and is a certified
grant writer and project
manager. She has been the communication coordina-
tor for Sunwest PEO of Florida, customer service as-
sociate for Williams-Sonoma in Las Vegas, Nev., and
office manager with Ford Tax Service in Las Vegas.
"I think the city is in a crisis due to overbuilding
and overdevelopment," Phillips said. "It needs a real
strong shaking up, and that's why I'm here. Serious and
bad precedents have been set, and somebody has to be
strong to say 'no.' Growth for the sake of growth, with
things getting bigger and bigger, is the same definition
as cancer, and cancer, if left unchecked, kills its host."
Regarding the R-3 zoning abolition in the city, she
said she was "absolutely in favor of doing away with R-
3. You have to take a stand and do away with the end-runs.
Anna Maria did it, and it's time for us to do it."


WARD 3
SCOTT BARR
Scott Barr is seeking re-election to the Bradenton
Beach City Commission, Ward 3.


Barr, 34, is a lifelong Island resident. He was ap-
pointed to fill a vacancy on the commission in mid-
2002 and has served on the commission since. He is the
city's liaison to the Anna Maria Island Community
Center and the Bradenton Beach City Pier.
Barr holds a real estate
broker's license and is in-
volved in property manage-
.- merit through his company,
Surfside of Anna Maria
4 L- LInc., in Bradenton Beach.
SHe graduated from
Bayshore High School and
has attended classes at
Manatee Community Col-
Barr lege and Eckerd College. He
is married.
He is involved in the Holiday Heights Civic Asso-
ciation and management committee and is involved in
Safe Place Inc.
"The city faces some really scary issues," Barr
said. "I want to control growth here. There were times
when I was a kid and couldn't take my bike to Bridge
Street for obvious safety reasons, but that has all
changed. Some people see changes that are positive,
some see changes that are a blemishment. Our taxes
have risen, but the city taxes have gone down."
Regarding the proposal to eliminate R-3 zoning in
the city, Barr said, "If I had to vote today I would lean
toward no. Every time I get an answer to one question,
four more pop up."

PETER BARRED
Peter Barreda is seeking the Ward 3 seat on the
Bradenton Beach City Commission.
*~S- Barreda, 42, moved to the
city 30 years ago. He has
worked in the hospitality
business, starting with the
Former Trader Jack's restau-
rant in Bradenton Beach,.
S 6 i and served as a consultant in
the industry around the
S world. He is the owner of
Cortez Kitchen. He is mar-
Barreda ried.


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Absentee ballots,

candidates answer

for disabled
Manatee County's answer to how the disabled
get to vote is the absentee ballot, said the office of
Bob Sweat, supervisor of elections.
Sweat said anyone calling his office and request-
ing an absentee ballot will receive one in the mail. He
suggests that any calls be placed prior to Friday, Oct.
31, for the Nov. 4 election, so that the ballots may be
back in his offices by 7 p.m. Tuesday.
"We have to have the ballots in our office by
7 p.m. election day," Sweat said, adding that usu-
ally a ballot mailed by his office Friday should
reach the sender and then be sent back to his of-
fice by Tuesday.
A friend could return the absentee ballot to the
election office if things get delayed, he added.
Another possibility for the handicapped is a
friendly candidate for office. Some of the 18 people
running for city offices on Anna Maria Island are
offering transportation to polling places.
There also is provision for "curbside voting,"
with polling officials helping people who have a
problem getting in and out of motor vehicles. But
no special transportation to and from polls is pro-
vided by the county or by the Island's three cities
in next Tuesday's election.
But absentee ballots are still available. Call
Sweat's office at 741-3823. The elections office is
located at 305 15th St. W., Bradenton.


"I love this city," Barreda said. "I think that our
trees are no longer higher than our buildings. I want to
keep families intact and not have them run out of the
city because our taxes are too high. It was a great place
to grow up. If you wonder why no one gets involved
in anything, it's because no one knows each other any-
more, and I'd like to change that."
As to the R-3 zoning category abolition, Barreda
said he would vote "yes. I want to stop the condos in
this city, stop R-3 and stop overdevelopment."


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JOHN R. CHAPPIE






Bradenton Beach


AS MAYOR WE HAVE MADE GENUINE PROGRESS
Addressing Growth Management Issues
* City defeated Island Inc. and Beach Development Inc. against developing on protected beach land
* Member of lawsuit against over-development on Perico Island
* City adopted Moratorium
* Developed Community Vision Plan
* Began updates revision and implementation of city's vision plan, land development code, compre-
hensive plan and city charter
Sanitation and Curbside Recycling
* Reaffirmation to continue sanitation and developed curbside recycling, starting Jan. 2004
City of Bradenton Beach Police Dept. and Emergency Management
* Reaffirmation to keep city police department
* Development of Bradenton Beach marine patrol
* City awarding of a Waterway Development Program Grant for $30,000 to purchase a new police boat
(no cost to the city)
* Re-negotiated interlocal agreement with Manatee for the police patrol of Coquina Beach, Coquina
Bayside, Leffis Key and Cortez Beach, increase in funds, use of two ATVs and one 1996 Ford Bronco
to be used for patrol anywhere in the city.
Public Works and Storm Water Drainage
* $95,000 street resurface project in 2002 the north end streets
* Hiring of new Public Works director with major experience in public works management, emergency
management and storm water drainage management
* Transfer of county surplus equipment to the city, one 1992 one ton pickup truck and one 1996 Elgin
Street Sweeper
* Identify storm water line and catch basin repairs needed, developing repair timetable
* 24th St., 25th St. and Ave. A drainage engineering/hydrology study being conducted
* Rebuilt storm water catch basins 25th St. and 26th St.
* Working with Sandpiper Resort Co-op Inc. Association and City of Holmes Beach to solve flooding
problems on 27th Street North
* Working with Runaway Bay to solve mutual drainage problems
Other Projects Completed or In Progress
* Canals at 20th and 21st Street, engineering/hydrology study for sediment problems being conducted
* Adoption of Scenic Highway sign clutter removal project
* Replacement of newspaper box clutter with modular newsracks (no cost to the city)
* $300,000 bike lane grant for both sides of Gulf Drive to he completed end of 2003
* Eight foot multi-use-path from 5th St. S. to the LBK bridge, partnering with Manatee Co. on grant
* New welcome sign at Corecz Rd. and Gulf Drive to be paid with $10,000 FDOT Highway Beautifi-
cation Grant
* Barolo Children's city park total redo, $32,000, completion Dec. 2003.
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Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn presented a plaque to City Commissioner Chuck Webb, (left), and Commissioner
Tom Aposporos at the Oct. 23 commission meeting in recognition of their service to the city. Neither of the
two are running fbr a commission seat in the Nov. 4 election and this was their last scheduled commission
meeting. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin



Anna Maria cell tower race:


Around and around


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
"I feel like I'm at a NASCAR event." said Anna
Maria resident Dale Woodland during city commission
discussion at the Oct. 23 meeting of language in the
proposed cell tower ordinance.
"You're going around in circles," Woodland told
commissioners after listening to them haggle at yet an-
other meeting over whether or not the ordinance should
say cell tower applicants "may" do something, "shall"
do something, or "should" do something.
Commissioners Chuck Webb and Duke Miller
want the language mandatory in nature while Commis-
sioners John Quam, Linda Cramer and Tom Aposporos
opted for "directory" language.
"I don't see you are going to change each others
minds," Woodland said after listening to nearly 45 min-
utes of commission debate.
Indeed, after nearly 10 months of preparation of the
ordinance, along with countless changes to the docu-
ment among commissioners, City Attorney Jim Dye,
communications consultant and ordinance-writer Ted
Kreines, there's still disagreement on the language.
That's not to mention the nearly $56,000 the city
has already spent on preparation of the wireless mas-
ter plan and accompanying ordinance.
Webb said he's written countless ordinances as an
attorney in Broward and Charlotte counties and they
are all "mandatory" in nature. They are easier to defend
in court, he said.
Dye agreed. He also noted that the wireless indus-
try and accompanying federal and state regulation is an
entirely new area of legislation and court cases.
There's very little case law on the subject, but the
intent of the federal statue is that the wireless telephone
industry is a good thing and local municipalities should
not erect "barriers" to the industry, he said.
Dye did not think mandatory language was a bar-
rier.
Aposporos said he would defer to the wishes of the
majority of the board, but noted that Kreines ordinance
was "directory" not "mandatory" in nature to avoid the
potential for litigation. The reason for that, Aposporos
said, is that the industry expects to be regulated differ-
ently.
"My impression is he [Kreines] knows what he's
talking about," he observed.


Webb disagreed, saying Kreines was not versed in
Florida law.
Miller said he supported Dye's view of mandatory
language and even Kreines himself in his latest memo
to Dye said he would defer to the city attorney.
So "we're back to should and shall," said Commis-
sioner Chairperson John Quam.
Former Commissioner Jay Hill, also an attorney,
sided with Aposporos.
"Kreines said this was a complex issue and this
[ordinance] has to fit under a federal statute," he said,
contending that from the first workshop session in May
2002, Kreines said the city should not have "abso-
lutes," but offer cell tower companies the "stick and
carrot."
"You are making a terrible mistake by not trusting
what Kreines said," Hill offered.
The commission consensus was 3-2 to change the
language to "should," which Aposporos said was more
restrictive than "may," but not as restrictive as "will."
Dye was worried that without the 37-foot height
restriction in the ordinance, cell towers could be built
higher than what the city wants. Webb and other com-
missioners asked Mayor SueLynn to speak with
Kreines to see if this limitation could remain in the
ordinance.
Webb, however, said the commission was "gut-
ting" the ordinance with directive language instead of
mandatory.
SMiller said the city itself was being gutted.
But even a NASCAR race eventually reaches the
checkered flag and the wireless ordinance is no excep-
tion.
The second reading and public hearing was sup-
posed to have been Oct. 23, but because the wrong date
was advertised, it's now scheduled for 4 p.m. Oct. 31.
That will give the commissioners and public yet
another, perhaps final, opportunity to argue as to
whether the ordinance "should" be adopted, "may" be
adopted or "will" be adopted.
It will likely be the checkered flag for this city
commission on the cell tower ordinance.
Webb and Aposporos are not seeking reelection
and four of the five candidates in the Nov. 4 election
including Woodland, Carol Ann Magill, Jeff Smith and
current Commissioner John Quam, favor the use of
Kreines verbiage in the ordinance.


















Promoted
Chris O'Kelly, left, and Darren Vollmer have been
promoted to first class firefighter rank by the West
Manatee Fire & Rescue District Board of Commis-
sioners. They have been with the district since
February 2000.


Annual Taste of Manatee

to be this weekend
The 17th annual Taste of Manatee in Downtown
Bradenton will expand to two days this year, opening
with a kickoff party Saturday and climaxing with a full-
day foodfest Sunday.
The kickoff will be from 6-9 p.m. Nov. 1 and the
Taste itself will open at 11 a.m. Nov. 2 and run on
through the afternoon on Barcarrota Boulevard from
Main Street to 15th Street.
The kickoff will have dancing music by Shaman
and sample foods from many area restaurants, while the
next day will see the full monte of food from two dozen
restaurants, including the Sandbar of Anna Maria,
Beach House of Bradenton Beach, and Mar Vista of
Longboat Key.
There will be entertainment, music by Shaman, the
Del Reys, and KoKo Ray and the Soul Providers, and
two big-screen displays of the Tampa Buccaneers/New
Orleans Saints game Sunday.
Proceeds will benefit Meals on Wheels of Mana-
tee. Further information may be obtained by calling
Jennifer Springer at 747-4655.


Obituaries

Mary E. Shrode
Mary E. Shrode, 53, of Bradenton Beach, died Oct.
24.
Born in Chatham, N.Y., Mrs. Shrode came to
Manatee County from Chillicothe, Mo., in 1996. She
was a licensed practical nurse for 28 years and a baker
at Publix. She was Protestant.
A gathering of friends was held Oct. 27, and a
memorial service was held the same date. Memorial
contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest
Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238. Griffith-
Cline Funeral Homes, Island Chapel, was in charge of
arrangements.
She is survived by husband Robert S;; daughters
Erica Youngs, Nicole and Kristina, all of Bradenton
Beach; sister Jill Burkhead of Piedmont, Mo.; and one
granddaughter.

Edith Milbourn Smith
Edith Milbourn Smith, 90, of Anna Maria, died
Oct. 26.
Bor in Indiana, Mrs. Smith was a winter resident
of Anna Maria Island from
Richmond, Ind., in 1968.
She was involved in farm-
ing, gardening, sewing,
bridge, gourmet cooking
S P" and had traveled to every
SBcontinent except Antarctica.
S" She was a member of the
Quaker Church in Indiana
and attended Roser Memo-
Smih rial Community Church,
Smith
Anna Maria.
Memorial services
will be held in Indiana at a later date. Memorial con-
tributions may be made to the church, P.O. Box 247,
Anna Maria FL 34216.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr.
William E. She is survived by sons Richard and
Lawrence; daughter Carolyn; two grandchildren; and
two great-grandchildren.


Commission approves

mayor's new

building official
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
While discussion of Anna Maria's proposed cell
tower ordinance dominated the Oct. 23 city commis-
sion meeting (see separate story), the commission did
transact other business, including approval of a salary
of $52,500 for Kevin Donohue as the city's new build-
ing official.
Mayor SueLynn presented Donohue's qualifica-
tions to the commission and said of the three candidates
she interviewed after Larry Hilton of Arcadia turned
down the job, Donohue was the most qualified.
He'll also "fit in" with the city and its people, she
said, and in Anna Maria, that's a plus.
Commissioners agreed and voted unanimously to
approve the salary, contingent upon Donohue obtain-
ing his building inspector's certificate from the state
licensing board. That's expected within the next two
weeks, the mayor said.
Donohue will begin his duties officially on Nov. 3,
but SueLynn said he'd be around city hall this week to
get acquainted with the city and staff, and she invited
commissioners to meet him personally there.
In other commission business, SueLynn said the
long-awaited plans for remodeling of city hall should
be ready by Oct. 31 and she'll schedule a meeting as
soon as possible with interested contractors to hand out
a bid package.
Commissioners also approved an ordinance for
residential trash and yard waste pickup that says con-
tainers and trash shall be placed for collection "no ear-
lier than 5 p.m. of the day prior to the scheduled col-
lection," and removed "not later than 9 p.m. of the day
of collection."
The previous ordinance used sunrise to sundown as
the times for placement and pickup of trash and con-
tainers.
At the same time, the ordinance requiring rear-door
pickup for property owners who don't live in the city
will have its public hearing at the Nov. 13 commission
meeting.
While the garbage and yard waste ordinance has no
fine schedule, City Attorney Jim Dye pointed out that
habitual offenders could ultimately appear before the
code enforcement board, which has the right to levy a
fine.
Resident Dale Powers suggested that instead of
people turning in their neighbor for leaving a trash con-
tainer outside, they should "help your neighbor" and
return the offending container to its proper location.
The commission also passed an amendment to the
high-grass and abandoned-property ordinance, which
identifies turf grass in excess of 12 inches in average
height as a nuisance.
In addition, the amendment defines abandoned
property and requires motor vehicles to have current
license plates, even if on private property. A maximum
of two non-operating but not abandoned motor vehicles
are allowed on private property under the amendment.


U..--


New Anna Maria Building Official Kevin Donohue
will officially start his duties on Nov. 3, but was at
city hall this past Monday meeting staff and learning
his way around the city. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin


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Randy Wayne White returns Nov. 16


Florida mystery author Randy Wayne White will
be back on the Island Nov. 16 to meet fans and auto-
graph his new travelogue, "American Traveler."
White is also the author of the popular Doc Ford
series of books, set in Southwest Florida.
"His tales of adventure and misadventure in
America and foreign lands are richly entertaining,
thought provoking and frequently hilarious all the
more so when he is telling them himself in his typically
laconic, self-effacing style," according to book critic
Paul Bergen.
This newest book comprises more than a dozen
essays by the former fishing guide and best-selling
novelist.


Flotilla's boating skills
class starts Tuesday
A four-week "Boating Skills and Sea-
manship" program will begin Tuesday
evening, Nov. 4, conducted by Coast Guard
Auxiliary Flotilla 81.
The classes will be from 7-9 p.m. for four
weeks on consecutive Tuesdays and Thurs-
days at the auxiliary's building in G.T. Bray
Park, 5801 53rd Ave. Ct. W., Bradenton.
The program is free, but text and work-
book cost $30. Those interested may register
and obtain more information by calling 761-
4303 or 761-7393.


It is an eclectic mix of pieces with a singular, driv-
ing theme: A so-called "safe" sedentary life is as pre-
dacious as slow cancer.
White demonstrates by example that the fun, the
drama, the craziness of exploration internal and exter-
nal is a singularly important part of the.human experi-
ence. He dives with great white sharks in South Africa, but
his love and concern for his two sons, who are traveling
with him, generate powerful and subtle undertones that
carry throughout the book, and make this far more than a
collection of travel-adventure narratives.
He hangs out in Australia with the Crocodile
Hunter, writes about the late Peter Blake and the New
Zealand sailing team, jogs the Mayan ruins of Guate-
mala, and battles insects in his backyard garden. He's
the lead sledder for an entry in the U.S. toboggan cham-
pionships, he explores Vietnam (and gets lost jogging
in Hanoi) and just as powerfully explores what it's
like to reach middle age.
White, a resident of Pine Island, Fla., will be at
Ooh La La! Bistro, 5406 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach,
at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 16, for a luncheon and brief talk.
Tickets are $50, which includes lunch and a first-edi-
tion copy of "American Traveler."
The event is a cooperative effort between Ooh La
La!, Circle Books on St. Armands Circle, and The Is-
lander. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Tingley
Memorial Library in Bradenton Beach.
Reservations are a must and may be made by call-
ing 778-7978.
White's last luncheon visit to Ooh La La! was a
quick sellout, so reservations should be made soon.


Married
Meaghan Marie Keeler and of Arlington, Va., and
Brett Belding Pettigrew, son ofJoah Pettigrew of
Holmes Beach and the late John Pettigrew, wed in a
ceremony at Jensen Beach, Fla. She is an events
coordinatorfor Women in International Security in
Washington, D.C., and he is a consultant for IBM.


I will implement greater budget/fiscal responsibility.
I will introduce more common sense to city business.
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Please Vote on November 4th!
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Appraiser for collection beginning November 1, 2003. Taxes to be collected are Real Estate,
Special Assessments and Tangible Personal Property.
The 2003 Tax Bills will be mailed on October 31, 2003. If you have not received a tax bill by
November 8, you can pay your bill or print a duplicate bill from the Tax Collector's website
http://www.taxcollector.com. All City and County taxes, assessed on the Manatee County Tax Roll,
are entitled to discount for early payment as follows:
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Campaign collections, spending on Island


By Paul Roat
The first deadline for candidates in local elections
to submit their campaign contribution and expense re-
ports was Oct. 10. The itemized accounting show gen-
erally modest contributions and expenditures for the 18
races on Anna Maria Island.

Anna Maria City
Carol Ann Magill led the field in the contribution
race in Anna Maria, collecting $1,370 in checks and in-
kind donations from 25 people. She had spent $525 of
that sum. Magill gave her campaign $250. Giving-her
$200 was Janet Hill; $100 contributors were Brenda
Holland and Walter Zahn.
John Quam contributed $625 into his campaign
account and spent $525. Two people contributed mod-
est amounts of money to his campaign.
Jeffrey Smith loaned himself $50, the total of his
campaign account.
Randall Stover collected $1,000, of which he con-
tributed $600 and spent $622; $100 contributors were
Julian and Carolyn Fernandez, and Norman Mansour.
Dale Woodland collected $1,100, of which he gave
himself $1,000, and spent $656. Rudy Kratz was his
sole contributor with $100.

Bradenton Beach
Ward 1 candidate Rick Bisio collected $340 and
spent $58, with him or his wife contributing $200. John
McConnel gave him $100.
Ward 1 candidate John Shaughnessy collected
$700 and spent $535. He loaned his campaign $400;
Warren Feinga contributed $200; and Gail Cole an-
other $178 in either monetary or in-kind contributions.
Ward 2 candidate Tricia Otto collected $1,100 and
spent $700. Of that fund, she contributed $600, while
parents Harry Hazlett and JoBee Hazlett contributed
$665 in either in-kind or financial contributions.
Ward 2 candidate Lisa Marie Phillips garnered
$1,300 and spent $1,080, loaning herself $560. Other
major donors to her race were Warren Fienga at $200,


and Herbert Stump, Katie Pierola, David Stott and
Shan Bumbarner at $100 each.
Ward 3 candidate Scott Barr collected $2,350 and
spent $2,115, loaning himself $200. Other contributors
to his race were $500 from Developers of Bradenton
Beach LLC, $250 from Bradenton Beach Marina, and
at $200 were Laurie Dellatore, Robert Byrne, Arlene
Byrne, GSR Development LLC, Steve Noriega, and
Richard Capps of Omega Group of West Coast Florida.
Ward 3 candidate Peter Barreda collected $880 in
cash or in-kind donations, and spent $830 of it. He
loaned himself $500; other major contributors were
Warren Fienga at $200 and Gail Cole at $180.
Mayoral candidate Bill Arnold loaned himself
$500 and spent $355 of it.
Mayoral candidate Dawn Baker raised $1,330, in-
cluding a loan to herself of $100, and spent $570. Ma-
jor donors were Shan Bumgarner with $500, Freda
Cole at $200, and Garcia Tirso, Sheree Harmann,
David Stott and Katie Pierola at $100.
Mayoral candidate John Chappie collected $1,050


in funds and another $1,500 of in-kind contributions,
of which he contributed $700 and $1,500 of in-kind
contributions. Contributors to his campaign, at $100
each, were Mollie Sandberg, John Sandberg, and
Arthur and Afiena Dehardt.

Holmes Beach
Rich Bohnenberger has received $100 for his re-
election campaign, a self-donated sum, and spent $48
for the filing fee to seek office.
Pat Geyer contributed $300 in her campaign ac-
count and also spent $48 of it for a filing fee.
Don Maloney has a $145 campaign war chest, with
$123 in expenditures. Ernestine Basler contributed the
largest amount for his account, $100.
Pat Morton, who is challenging the three incum-
bents, raised the most money from the largest number
of contributors: $545, with $512 in expenditures. His
major contributors included Monder Capital Corp. with
$150, Michael Rose with $110, and Pool America at
$100.

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JilENERATION

by Rick Catlin

A flyer's dash
Bradenton Beach resident and Manatee County
native Jim Kissick never planned on making a career
out of the Navy, but his experiences with that service
during World War II changed his outlook.
Born in a house along Terra Ciea Bay, Jim was just
17 and a recent graduate of Palmetto High School when
he joined the Navy on June 13, 1941.
"All my buddies were joining the Navy because we
were 'aquatically' oriented from growing up on the
water," said Jim.
He wanted to be in naval aviation as a mechanic,
but the Navy, in its wisdom, assigned him to radio
school after boot camp.
"What I wanted and what the Navy wanted were
two different things," he observed dryly. After radio
school, he went to aviation radio training, then to avia-
tion gunnery school where he trained to be a radioman-
gunner on a Douglas Dauntless dive bomber.
He was ordered to the Pacific Theater in 1944 and
trained in Hawaii for several months before joining the
aircraft carrier Yorktown stationed off the Philippines.
Jim did 33 combat missions in the back seat of a
Curtis Helldiver SB2C dive bomber and every time he
flew, there was always the possibility he and his plane
wouldn't make it back.
"I don't really remember the fear, although it was
there. We just had an awesome responsibility, and we
would do anything not to let our buddies down."
His bombing squadron participated in the battle of
Okinawa in April 1945.
By that time, the Japanese pilots had begun using
"kamikaze" tactics, which was basically a suicide mis-
sion by the pilot of a single plane to crash into an in-
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"We saw his chute hit the ground, but he was like
a sack of dirt by then," Jim said. "I still hurt for Blackie
and all the others who didn't make it back."
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from 16,000 feet to just 10 feet above the ground on a
strafing run. His wing bombed the Japanese naval base
and Jim shot out the Japanese fleet radio station with
his machine guns.
Returning to the carrier over the Inland Sea, Jim's
pilot spotted a small freighter. Jim was all set to pull the
trigger on the freighter when another Dauntless passed
directly under him.
"Another half-ounce of pressure and I would have
fired right at him. That shook me up. That's as close as
I ever came to hitting a friend."
It was only at a reunion five years ago that Jim was
able to tell the story to the pilot of the other plane, Phil
Pitruzillo, who now lives in South Florida.
While Jim never got shot down, he had his share
of "close ones."
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Earlier this month, WMI suspended trash
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Tip a notice to correct the problem within five


Greatest Generation
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 14

start counting the bullet holes in our plane. We got the
tail shot off a lot of times, but we always made it back."
After the war, Jim left the Navy and attended Parks
College (now St. Louis University) in St. Louis, where
he graduated in 1948.
"I still loved the Navy and still had my love of fly-
ing," so he took a naval commission and was soon back
in the Navy in aviation, training to fly jets and helicop-
ters.
He served in Vietnam and the Mediterranean be-
fore retiring in 1967.
He returned to Manatee County, and in 1971
moved to Bradenton Beach where his mom and dad
had bought some houses.
For the next 20 years, Jim was involved in com-


days, but she was advised on Friday, Oct. 24, that
the Tip had settled its bill with WMI.
Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn confirmed that
WMI had suspended its collection service at the
Tip because of the past-due bill, which was in ex-
cess of $800. She said she was called for assis-
tance by the Tip's landlord, Marsha Powers, and
contacted Rose Quin-Barr of WMI to discuss the
problem.
On Oct. 24, a WMI crew arrived at the Tip to
remove its trash container, the mayor said. "As a
courtesy, they also removed the garbage and
cleaned up the area," the mayor said.
Negotiations between the Tip owners and
WMI at that time were successful to resolve the
overdue bill, she said, and WMI did not remove
its container.
Rathvon said that according to the city codes,
any establishment without a trash container or
collection service would be unable to operate.


mercial aviation in Florida and had several "harrowing
experiences" with aircraft and helicopters. He credits
his training as a naval pilot and some "divine interven-
tion" with getting out of some tight situations.
Active in the Manatee County Veterans Council
and the Anna Maria Island Historical Society, Jim has
served two terms as a city commissioner in Bradenton
Beach and lives with wife Marcela on Fifth Street
South.
He recently wrote an autobiography entitled A
Flyer's Dash.
When he recently had to quit flying because of
health issues, Jim had more than 10,000 flying hours
and qualifications in more than 40 aircraft, including
helicopters.
"My career was incredible," said Jim. "I had some
great experiences and, if my country needed me, yes,
I would do it all over again. It was a dream come true.
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Amish cooking, movies,

paintings at library
Kevin Williams, author of "The Amish Cook," will
discuss his book, its cookery and the Amish culture at
a meeting Tuesday, Nov. 4, at the Island Branch Li-
brary, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
He will appear on the Friends of the Island Branch
Library's "Friends Focus on Florida" program series at
2 p.m.
Other special events there during November in-
clude another Friends-sponsored lecture, featuring
"Indie" film maker Debra Hussong at 2 p.m. Nov. 18.
The month's art exhibits will feature watercolors
and oils by Genevieve Alban, and pen-and-ink and wa-
tercolors by Bruce Reilly.
The rest of the library's schedule for November:
Monday, Nov. 10, Internet class for beginners, ad-
vance registration required by calling 778-6341, class
at 8:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 4, 18, and 25, veterans' service
officer will interview clients by appointment, which
may be made at 749-3030, from 1-4 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 12, and 19, family storytime,
6 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 12, Friends Book Club, 10:30
a.m.
Thursday-Friday, Nov. 20-21, AARP driver safety
course, registration required at 776-1158, class noon-
4 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 8, origami class, 10:30 a.m.
The library opens daily except Sunday at 10 a.m.,
closing at 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, 6 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday, 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
The phone number there is 778-6341.

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Budget cuts dictated for AME school plans


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
"It's time to fish or cut bait," Manatee County
Superintendent Roger Dearing told Anna Maria El-
ementary School's construction project team last week.
"The process is taking too long. It's time to move."
Dearing attended the project team's weekly meet-
ing to find out why the proposed construction plans are
running over budget, and why the team has been unable
to bring the project back to the $5.9 million budget
mark.
Team members have been struggling for a month
with pinpointing significant budget cuts that all team
members can agree upon. Time is not on the team's
side, since the final design documents need to be com-
pleted by Nov. 15.
In light of the fact that budget-reduction discussions
have failed to bring the project to budget, W.G. Mills con-
tractor Tom Sidgmore, Manatee County School District
project team coordinator Larry Roemer, and Education
Design Associates Architect Tom Cardinal have agreed to
create a final list of cuts by Oct. 30.
Sidgmore told the project team that all items pre-
viously discussed will be on the list, in addition to some
new items, regardless of whether or not these items
were previously vetoed by a team member. At the next
meeting, the final list will be presented to team mem-
bers and, according to Sidgmore, it will not be open for
discussion.
The goal is to get the project back to $5.9 million
without compromising the educational needs of the
students, said Sidgmore. "I've been directed to make
a plan and I have to dig deeper into the list to find a way
to get to $5.9."
Once the list is set by Sidgmore, Cardinal and
Roemer, the project team will be allowed to prioritize
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This means cuts previously vetoed by community
representative Maria Facheris, such as reducing the
length of the roof overhang and extending the
cafeteria's flat roof over the art and music rooms, will
be back on the table.
Roemer reiterated that the team wants to build the
school in the smartest, most economical way possible.
AME Principal Kathy Hayes seemed to be on
board, stating that the team should be careful to not let
one voice overshadow what the community at large
wants.
Concerned about the cost of commitments to the
community, Dearing requested a breakdown on the
cost of items promised above and beyond the $5.9 mil-
lion construction budget.
Dearing was told the Bahama shutters would cost
about $67,000, the metal roof is $300,000 and the land-
scaping enhancements are $65,000. Dearing was sur-
prised to learn that these items totaled $650,000, which
is $150,000 more than he was led to believe the cost
would be just a week and a half ago.
Dearing said he would have a difficult time getting
school board members to agree to commit to an addi-
tional $500,000 to AME's construction budget and
strongly suggested they find a way to shave off
$150,000 from the promised items.
Dearing said the school sales tax committee is al-
ready "irate" that AME is spending 20 percent more
per square foot than any other school in the county.
"If we take away the promised items," Dearing
said, "was the building over-designed?"
Sidgmore tried to explain that the extra expense in
the promised items is due to the amount of fill needed
to raise the property elevation and grade the site. The
project calls for $250,00 in fill material. "It's unbeliev-
able," said Sidgmore.
"$250,000 in fill? That's a damn lot of fill," said
Dearing.
Team members explained there is an added cost to
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school will have ramps and walkways creating an ef-
fect of a bridge over a moat.
Cardinal said he understood the community didn't
like the ramps and stairs leading to the building and the
current design has been based on mandates by the com-
munity.
"So, to save the south oak hammock, we're spend-
ing more on trees than we are on kids?" Dearing asked.
"We've had quite a challenge with the community
outcry," noted Sidgmore. "Now it's not fair to back-
pedal and ask why it's designed this way and we're
over budget. It's not a bad design, it'sjust very expen-
sive."
"The community has always driven this design,"
added Cardinal. "The landscape is designed beauti-
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of the public meeting."
Dearing said the question is, if the school is re-
quired to be raised 5 feet, what other methods are
there to get from the parking lot to the school with-
out bringing in fill? "Just because you don't want
ramps and stairways doesn't justify $250,000 in
fill," he said.
The team also noted that the auditorium cost is
running up the budget and takes up an extra 2,100
square feet in space. The school is being designed for
360 students and the auditorium is presently designed
for 264 seats.
"How do you justify building an auditorium with
a capacity well over one-third the student body?"
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Dearing said high school auditoriums are only built
for one-third the capacity of the school's student body.
"If you take this forward to the school board you will
have to let them hear the cost of the school and the cost
of the auditorium and see if they want to swallow that
politically."
Roemer noted that the team has been faced with
unique criteria on this project, including the smaller
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Members are to bring items to help migrant children
and homeless persons to a meeting Thursday, Nov. 6, of
Episcopal Women of the Church of the Annunciation,
with the reservation deadline Monday, Nov. 3.
Reservations may be made at 778-1638 for the noon
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School still over budget
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 16
student body, the flood-zone codes, the phasing and
demolition criteria given by the community, the audi-
torium requested by school board member/Island rep-
resentative Harry Kinnan, and so on.
"I know we want them to have.an auditorium,"
Dearing said, "but when it gets down to it, there is only
$365 million in the school board construction budget.
Whatever your cost overrun is here I have to take away
elsewhere. How do I explain to those schools they can't
have what they need?"
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Island Community Center will meet from 6-7:30
p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, at the Center, 407 Mag-
nolia Ave., Anna Maria. Center family/marriage
therapist Shirley Romberger will lead discussions
of "Back to School Challenges." Cost is $2 per
person. Interested parents may register by calling
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Journalist will address
Gulf Coast Writers
The Gulf Coast Writers group will hear Donna
Hartman of the Bradenton Herald discuss mutual prob-
lems when it meets at 10:15 a.m. Monday, Nov. 3, at
the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Additional details may be obtained by calling
778-7732.

'Senior Services'
will be club topic Nov. 5
"Neighborly Senior Services" will be outlined at a
meeting of the Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island
Wednesday, Nov. 5.
The meeting will be at 1 p.m. at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria. The senior services will be discussed by Lynn
Marvin or John Swartz.
Chairing the hostess committee is Diana Miller, with
Clara Kojak, Midge Braun, Beverly Long, Helen Tile and
Florence Gelderman serving on the committee. Details
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Shots tomorrow at chamber
Immunization against flu and pneumonia will be of-
fered Thursday afternoon, Oct. 30, at the Island Chamber
of Commerce, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
From 3-6 p.m. inoculations will be administered at
$15 for flu shots, $22 for pneumonia shots. Medicare
will be accepted. Additional information is available at
778-1541.
Island Garden Club meets
tomorrow at Gloria Dei
The Island Garden Club has a new meeting place
and a new time this season Gloria Dei Lutheran
Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, at 6:30
p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30.
It will be a potluck dinner in the church social hall,
said the club. Details may be obtained at 224-4399.


Temps

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Date Low High Rainfall
Oct. 19 71 86 0
Oct. 20 72 85 0
Oct. 21 72 86 0
Oct. 22 74 87 0
Oct. 23 75 87 0
Oct. 24 69 87 0
Oct. 25 71 88 0
Average Gulf water temperature 770
24-hour accumulation with reading at approximately 5 p.m. daily.


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northbound. From 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. the trolleys run
every 20 minutes. From 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. the intervals
are again every 30 minutes. The route north is Gulf/East
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Anna Maria Elementary
School menu
Monday, Nov. 3
Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs and Toast, Cereal, Peanut
Butter and Jelly Sandwich, Fruit
Lunch: Chicken Tenders, Grilled Cheese Sandwich or
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, Green Beans, Tomato
Soup, Juice Bar, Fruit
Tuesday, Nov. 4
Breakfast: Yogurt, Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Cereal,
Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Spaghetti with Meat Sauce and Garlic Toast, Hot
Dog on a Bun or Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich,
Tossed Salad, Corn, Fruit
Wednesday, Nov. 5
Breakfast: Egg and Cheese Biscuit, Peanut Butter and
Jelly Sandwich, Toast, Cereal, Fruit
Lunch: Tuna Sandwich, Barbecue Rib on Bun or Peanut
Butter and Jelly Sandwich, Tossed Salad, Peas and
Carrots, Fruit
Thursday, Nov. 6
Breakfast: Breakfast-Pizza, Peanut Butter and Jelly
Sandwich, Cereal, Toast, Fruit
Lunch: Baked Chicken, Sloppy Joe on Bun or Peanut
Butter and Jelly Sandwich, Mashed Potatoes, Tossed
Salad, Fruit
Friday, Nov. 7
Breakfast: Pancakes with Syrup, Cereal, Toast, Peanut
Butter and Jelly Sandwich, Fruit
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza, Ham and Cheese Sandwich with
Baked Cheetos or Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich,
Steamed Broccoli, Tossed Salad, Fruit
Juice and milk are served with every meal.

Horseshoe winners
Winners in the Oct. 25 horseshoe games were
Debbie Rhodes and Tom Rhodes, both of Cortez. Run-
ners-up were George McKay and Bill Starrett, both of
Anna Maria City.
Winners in the Oct. 22 horseshoe games were Jesse
:Brisson of Holmes Beach and Ron Pepka of Bradenton.
Runners-up were Tom Rhodes and Herb Puryear of
Anna Maria City.

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Go fish
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pond.


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A bewitching history of Halloween


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
Long before Oct. 31 rolls around, kids of all ages
are planning what trick to play, treat to give and dis-
guise to wear. But where did the tradition of banging
on doors for treats begin, and how far-flung has the tra-
dition of this age-old celebration come?
Halloween is based on the Celtic celebration of
Samhain (pronounced Sow-en), which in Gaelic trans-
lates as "Summer's End," signaling the close of the
harvest season and initiation of winter.
Samhain, celebrated on the eve of Nov. 1, is one of
four major days celebrated by Celtics. These major holy
days are referred to as "fire festivals," because fire is a
physical symbol of divinity, holiness, truth, and beauty.
Samhain is the most important of the four fire fes-
tivals, since it marks the Celtic New Year. It is the be-
ginning of the winter half of the year, and is known as
the Day Between Years. The celebration is believed to
have lasted three days.
Oct. 31 represents the last day of the old year; Nov.
2 is the first day of the new year, leaving Nov. 1 as the
day between years a day when time was to be abol-
ished for festivals.
During this period of "no time," people did things
such as move a neighbor's horses to different pastures
as a prank. Men and women were known to "cross
dress" and children knocked on doors for food and
treats.
The deeper meaning behind Samhain comes from
the magic behind Nov. 1. Being between years is
thought to be a very magical time. It's a time when the
dead walk among the living, and veils between past,
present and future are lifted.
Thus, people believed this was the time for Celtic
priests to perform rites concerned with reaching de-
parted spirits. The prophecies divined from the spirits
served as sources of guidance and inspiration during
the long winter. The dead were honored and feasted as
living spirits and guardians who hold the root-wisdom
of the people.
To commemorate the event, huge bonfires were built
where people gathered wearing costumes. After the cel-
ebration, they re-lit their hearth fires, which were extin-
guished during the bonfire to keep their homes safe.
People placed glowing jack-o-lantems carved from
turnips and gourds on porches and window sills to
welcome deceased loved ones, as well as protect
against malevolent spirits.
Those who walked the streets on Samhain carried
turnips carved to represent faces, imitating the spirits
of the night.
The pumpkin, which is indigenous to the western

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With the onset of Christianity, things began to
change. Samhain became All Saint's Day in the Chris-
tian calendar. Since the Celts, like many, started the day
the night before, this became the "evening" of "All
Hallows," which evolved into Halloween.
Christianity built on the Pagan roots that were al-
ready in place. Both the purpose and length of the cel-
ebration was kept. Halloween is Oct. 31, All Hallows/
All Saint's Day is Nov. 1, and All Souls Day is Nov.
2. Thus, in modern times, All Saints Day represents the
central day of Samhain where the gods and goddesses
of the Celts were worshiped.
All Souls Day covers the worship of ancestors and,
finally, there is mischief night. Behavior on mischief
night corresponds to the celebration of mischievous
nature spirits. This in essence is what the holiday is all
about celebrating our deities, ancestors and nature
spirits.
The custom of trick or treating is more of a mod-
ern development,.although it does blend several ancient
traditions. In the middle ages, customs developed
where beggars, and eventually children, went door to
door on All Souls Day asking for "soul cakes" in ex-
change for prayers for the homeowner's dead relatives.
Homeowners found it in their best interest to be gen-
erous, since their ancestors would also be out on Samhain.
To be stingy would violate ancient laws of hospitality.
Since it was believed that ghosts came back on

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Samhain, people wore costumes to avoid being mis-
taken for spirits.
In the 19th century, immigrants to rural America
kept their Halloween celebration rituals. Girls stayed
indoors playing divining games, while boys roamed
outdoors playing pranks.
According to folk tradition, divination games deal-
ing with marriage, weather and New Year fortunes
were popular activities on Samhain. These were sup-
posedly performed by bobbing for apples or apple peel-
ing.
For example, the first person to bite an apple would
be the first to marry in the coming year and the longer
your unbroken apple peel, the longer you were destined
to live.
By the 1930s, communities felt a need to control
damage caused by pranksters and began organizing
community events. The term "trick or treat" doesn't
show up in print until the 1930s, so, this may be a
modern effort to keep kids out of trouble. By this time
the holiday had become a secular, community-centered
holiday with parades and townwide parties.
Trick-or-treating was a way to share the Hallow-
een celebration and possibly deter pranksters by pro-
viding neighborhood kids with small treats.
Today, Americans spend an estimated $6.9 billion
on Halloween, making it the second largest commer-
cial holiday.
And however you celebrate your Halloween, feel
free to "be-witchy."

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THE ISLANDER R OCT. 29, 2003 PAGE 23



Islander negotiates sand in wheelchair


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
William Fitzpatrick finally can amble along
through the sand of his beloved beach, although it's not
easy for him just to walk to his door.
Use of his legs is "very limited," said the Bradenton
Beach man, and he is grateful for a new power wheelchair
with big tires that lets him negotiate sand. Called Beach
Cruzr, he took delivery of one last week.
"It has a strong gearbox that lets him choose from
five speeds, an oversize "gel cell" battery complete
with recharger that connects with a home wall plug,
and is made light of marine aluminum. Its tires are
oversize and slick, for treads would move the sand and
dig down.
For Fitzpatrick it's the ticket to a kind of personal
freedom on the beach he moved here to enjoy. And
enjoy it he can, now, whether in soft fine sand or hard-
packed wet sand at the surf line.
He was hit with one of the seldom-mentioned
maladies to come out of the Korean War, severely
frostbitten feet that developed into trench feet along
with PSD post-trauma stress disorder. He left the
Army on disability in 1955, and it just got worse and
worse.
"I was wounded twice in Korea," he said, "but that
was never part of my current problem."
The problem with his feet and legs was service-
connected, so the government took care of such treat-
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he wanted to leave after lengthy treatment.
He came to Bradenton Beach in 1997 for the warm
weather, important to anyone who has to work hard just
to get around. He does OK, regularly drives himself to
Bay Pines and rides a power scooter from car to hos-
pital and back. But he couldn't get around on the beach.
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Co, in Torrance, Calif., sold a few to fellow-handi-
capped, and was, to coin a phrase, off and running.
His Beach Cruzr is handled here by Elliot Ofsowitz
of Alpha Mobility Center, 1275 Tallevast Road,
Sarasota, just north of Sarasota-Bradenton International
Airport. Ofsowitz is trying now to get Manatee and
Sarasota counties interested in acquiring some Cruzrs,
retailing at $9,200, to let the disabled move freely on
public beaches, as some California cities have done
with the help of grants in aid. Ofsowitz' phone is 351-
4727.
Relieving any notions that the Cruzr might be
banned by law from beaches as a motorized vehicle,
Jay Moyles, Manatee County marine safety director,
said "Anything related to ADA (the law relating to the
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Full Halloween program Friday on, off Island


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
The traditional "Trail of Treats," haunted house,
haunted garden, costume contest and a costume party,
even an outstanding "Halloween alternative" are all on
Anna Maria Island's menu for Friday, Oct. 31.
Topping it all will be the irreplaceable "trick or
treat" dusk-time journeys of young Islanders loading
up their candy bags for the spooky festival of masquer-
ade and fun. You have to give or get got by the young,
although the days of soaped windows and overturned
outhouses are long gone.
Police in all three Island cities are warning motor-
ists of the flood of youngsters due that evening, noting
that darkness comes an hour earlier now than a week
ago so watch out. Holmes Beach is increasing its
police manpower and Bradenton Beach is calling out
police reserves for the night to augment regular duty
officers. Something reflective on children's clothing
would be a big help.


The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
will oversee the costume contest at its parking lot in
front of the chamber offices, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. It starts at 3:30 p.m., and there'll be a mob of
young'uns, 100 and more last year.
After the judging of the costumes, the "Trail of
Treats" will begin about 4 p.m. Youngsters will head
head to business locations detailed on its "Trail of
Treats" map.
Kids and parents will follow the map to the Hallow-
een goodies stocked up by a great many of the businesses,
public offices, fire station, realty offices and so on.
There will be plenty of adults on hand to oversee
the young travelers, the chamber said, and traffic con-
trol will be strict.
A "Halloween alternative" will celebrate the fes-
tival at the Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive,
Anna Maria.
Titled "Hillbilly Hoedown," the church's fall fun
festival will be from 5-8 p.m. and include a "trunk


Sugar-free alternatives for Halloween treats


It's no trick, there are sugar-free healthy alter-
natives for treating young spirits on Halloween
night.
Trick-or-treat goodies for the health-conscious
include simple choices that kids will still enjoy,
including:
Individually wrapped, single-serving packets
of peanuts, mixed nuts or pumpkin seeds.
Festive party favors, like plastic vampire
fangs or wax toys.


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second "Miniversity of Judaism" on various aspects of the
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Individually wrapped string-cheese snacks or
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Coupons from your neighborhood ice-cream
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Be sure that any alternative food item or sugar-free
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loaded with candy for youngsters.
Free food, free photographs, music by the Island
Middle School band are on the schedule, along with
moonwalkss," toss games, pumpkin painting,
"cakewalk," cotton candy, spin art, clown face paint-
ing, free hotdogs and sodas.
The annual haunted house will be open at the
Bradenton Beach firehouse, at Second Street and High-
land Avenue, a block behind city hall and Tingley
Memorial Library.
It is being run this year by young adults of the
Privateens, the youth auxiliary of the Anna Maria Is-
land Privateers. It will terrify its visitors from 7 p.m.
onward, tickets $4 each, repeat visits $1.
Farther up-Island, Haley's Motel has.a haunted
garden open from sunset until 9 p.m. Wednesday
through Friday. Its celebration will climax Halloween
night with a costume party from 7-10 p.m. Trick-or-
treaters are welcome, said Haley's.

Safety tips for
trick-or-treaters
Halloween is just around the corner and whether
you plan to take part in a community gathering or scare
up treats door-to-door, it's important to take simple
safety measures.
Costumes are a central part of Halloween, but be
sure yours fits properly and that you can hear and see
correctly. If you'll be out in costume after dark, be sure
to wear reflective adhesive strips on your clothing.
It's never wise to trick-or-treat alone. Always bring
a grownup and try to stay in your own neighborhood.
Your safer yet when you trick-or-treat at the homes of
people you already know.
As you haunt your neighborhood, be sure to look
both ways before crossing the street and carry a flash-
light if you're out after dark.
Wait until you get home before eating any treats.
Have your parents first check all the items in your bag
of goodies and give their OK.


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No reports.

Bradenton Beach
Oct. 19, 100 block of Eight Street South, burglary.
Several items, including a depth finder, flares and fish-
ing pole, were reportedly stolen off a boat.
Oct. 21, 2000 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Park bath
house, criminal mischief. According to the report, the
inside of the men's room was spraypainted green.
Oct. 23, 2400-2500 block of Avenue A, theft. Ac-
cording to the report, six political signs were removed
from yards along the entire block.

Holmes Beach
Oct. 17, 200 block of 63rd Street, theft. A woman
reported her bicycle stolen.
Oct. 17, 50th Street and Fifth Avenue, burglary. A
woman reported her designer purse and a bottle of
Crown Royal whiskey stolen from her vehicle. Accord-
ing to the report, the purse contained several credit
cards and $500 in cash.
Oct. 17, 4900 block of Gulf Drive, domestic distur-
bance. A woman called police with concerns that her
boyfriend's anger was out of control. According to the
report, there was no violence between the couple, al-
though the boyfriend broke a few household items in
anger.
Oct. 19, 2800 block of Avenue E, criminal mis-
chief. According to the report, someone shot two BB-
gun holes in a window and rearranged a homeowner's
patio furniture.
Oct. 20, 5400 Holmes Blvd., Auntie M's
Laundromat, property loss. A man reported that he
placed his wallet, which contained $400, on top of the
coin machine at the laundromat and accidentally left it
there. According to the surveillance camera viewed by
officers, another man found the wallet and left the
laundromat with it.
Oct. 21, 6900 block of Holmes Blvd., burglary.
Numerous power tools and equipment were reportedly
stolen from a residence under construction.
Oct. 21, 200 block of 69th Street, theft. A man re-
ported his ladder stolen from his yard.
Oct. 21, 200 block of 66th Street, burglary. A
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Holiday lighted boat parade,


fireworks organizing


Boaters are sought to join the 16th annual Is-
lander Holiday Boat Parade Dec. 6.
The Islander is again organizing the event for its
second year, reaching out to skippers from all areas to
expand the parade spectacle and the prelude to fire-
works.
Skippers are encouraged to get their craft into the
lineup early for what could be the largest-ever lighted
boat parade on Anna Maria waters.
Cash prizes and trophies for best lighted boats in
various size categories of power boats and sailboats, a
business-sponsor division and a class for "working"
boats will be offered by the newspaper and its event
sponsors.
The parade this year will begin from two loca-
tions at 6 p.m. One parade contingent will gather in
Bimini Bay as in years past, motor to Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church, back to the Key Royale Bridge,
then north along the shore to the Rod & Reel Pier
and back to the Anna Maria City Pier.
A second (southern) contingent of boats will
gather in the Intracoastal Waterway near the
Bradenton Beach City Pier on the south side of the
Cortez Bridge, traversing north to join up with boat-
ers at the Seafood Shack marina and follow the
Intracoastal to the Anna Maria Bridge. It will then
continue along the bayfront, passing Kingfish Boat
Ramp, the Anna Maria Elementary School, Westbay
Point & Moorings, and onward along the bayfront of
Key Royale to meet up with the Bimini Bay bunch
at the pass at Bimini Bay.
Then it's onward for all the lighted boats to the
Anna Maria City Pier, the Rod & Reel Pier and a


her bedroom. According to the report, the woman lives
in a duplex apartment and the former resident in the
adjacent apartment cut a hole through the drywall in his
bedroom into the victim's bedroom. According to the
report, officers believe the neighbor crawled through
the hole in the wall and burglarized the adjacent apart-
ment, then attempted to cover up the hole in his apart-
ment before moving out.


The annual lighted boat parade will be off the
Island Dec. 6. Islander Photo: J.L. Robertson

loop back to the city pier for the finale.
Deep-draft boats which may not be able to
traverse the shoreline route from Kingfish to the
mouth of Bimini Bay are welcome to join by uti-
lizing the Intracoastal to meet the parade on its
route at the Anna Maria City Pier.
Boaters and spectators are invited to the city pier
where the parade judges will await the entries. The
climax of the event will again be Jim Taylor's Tay-
lor-Made Pyrotechnical fireworks display at approxi-
mately 7:30 p.m. in the bay alongside the pier.
Entry forms are provided in this issue of The
Islander and at the newspaper office for skippers'
convenience.
A captain's meeting will be announced at a
later date.
The parade hotline for more information is
778-7978.


Oct. 21, 3011 Gulf Drive, Webb, Wells & Will-
iams law office, theft. According to the report, some-
one stole three blank checks from the office and cashed
one in Bradenton for $2,500.
Oct. 21, 3900 East Bay Blvd., Publix, burglary.
According to the report, two checkbooks were stolen
from an unlocked vehicle while the owners were gro-
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Wednesday, Oct. 29
Noon to 3:30p.m. Duplicate Bridge at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Information: 778-3390. Fee applies.
6p.m. Family storytime at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.
6:30 to 8 p.m. Fall Festival Fun House at the Mana-
tee County Parks and Recreation Activity Center, 5504 33rd
Ave. Drive W., Bradenton. Information: 742-5974. Proceeds
benefit United Way of Manatee County.

Thursday, Oct. 30
3 to 6 p.m. Flu and pneumonia vaccinations at the
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, 5313 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information: 779-9412. Fee applies.
5 to 8 p.m. Goblin Gathering at the Manatee County
Parks and Recreation Activity Center, 5504 33rd Ave. Drive
W., Bradenton. Information: 742-5974.
6:30 p.m. Island Garden Club pot-luck dinner at
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 224-4399.
6:30 to 8 p.m. Fall Festival Fun House at the Mana-
tee County Parks and Recreation Activity Center, 5504 33rd
Ave. Drive W., Bradenton. Information: 742-5974. Proceeds
benefit United Way of Manatee County.
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. One-stroke painting with Jo
Gustavsen at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Meditation and Buddhism classes
with Tom Colby at the Art League of Manatee County, 209
Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Information: 362-2030. Fee applies.

Friday, Oct. 31
3:30 to 6 p.m. Halloween Trail of Treats beginning at
the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, 5313 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 779-9412.
5 to 8 p.m. Fall Fun Festival at the Island Baptist
Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 778-
0719.
5 to 9 p.m. Haunted House and Carnival hosted by
the Manatee River Garden Club near Lewis Park at 3120
First Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 745-3665. Fee ap-
plies. Proceeds benefit youth camps and gardening pro-
grams.
6:30 to 8 p.m. Fall Festival Fun House at the Mana-
tee County Parks and Recreation Activity Center, 5504 33rd
Ave. Drive W., Bradenton. Information: 742-5974. Proceeds
benefit United Way of Manatee County.
7p.m. Haunted House sponsored by the Anna Maria
Island Privateens at the Bradenton Beach Firehouse, 201
Second Ave. N., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies.


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8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Trash and Treasure sale at
Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, 6101 Cortez Rd., Bradenton.
Information: 795-3954.
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. "From Modeling Clothes to Model-
ing Self" book signing by Frannie Hoffman at Sandy's Real
Coffee & Realty, 9908 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information:
795-8365.
10:30 a.m. Wild-bird rescue training at the Pelican
Man's Bird Sanctuary, 1708 Ken Thompson Pkwy.,
Sarasota. Information: 388-4444.
5 to 9p.m. Haunted House and Carnival hosted by the
Manatee River Garden Club near Lewis Park at 3120 First Ave.
W., Bradenton. Information: 745-3665. Fee applies. Proceeds
benefit youth camps and gardening programs.
6 to 9 p.m. Taste of Manatee, Main Street and
Bacarrota, in downtown Bradenton.

Sunday, Nov. 2
11 a.m. to 6p.m. -Taste of Manatee, Main Street and
Bacarrota, in downtown Bradenton.
4 to 8 p.m. "Friends of Madison" spaghetti fundraising
dinner at Elks Lodge No. 1511, 2511 75th St., Bradenton.
Information: 792-1511. Fee applies.

Monday, Nov. 3
10:15 a.m. Gulf Coast Writers meeting with guest
Donna Hartman, writer for the Bradenton Herald, at the Is-
land Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. In-
formation: 792-5295.

Tuesday, Nov. 4
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-
ments: 749-3030.
2p.m.- "The Amish Cook" author Kevin Williams at the
Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 778-6341.
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Anna Maria Elementary School
Kid's Karaoke at Beef O'Brady's, 6703 Manatee Ave. W.,
Bradenton. Information: 761-1444.
7 to 9p.m. Boating-skills program at the Coast Guard
Auxiliary, 5801 53rd Ave. Ct. W., Bradenton. Information:
761-4303.

Wednesday, Nov. 5
7 to 8 a.m. Pier Regulars meeting at the Anna Maria
City Pier, Anna Maria. Information: 778-7062.
9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Open submissions for all artists
at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd.,
Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.
1 p.m. The Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island pre-
sents "Neighborly Senior Services" with Lynn Marvin at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria. Information: 778-6083.
6p.m. Family storytime at the Island Branch Library,



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6 to 7:30 p.m. "Back-to-School Challenges" parent
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"Faculty Exhibit" at the Anna Maria Island Art League,
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Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society's "Aqueous
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Drawing the tropical landscape class with Ginger
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Oil painting exhibit by Norma Lienhard at Island Gal-
lery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, through Nov. 8.
Bela's Ball Art Exhibit at the Village of the Arts, along
12th Street West, Bradenton, through Nov. 31. Information:
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Opening night "Witness for the Prosecution" at Mana-
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Opening reception for the Bela's Ball Art Exhibit at the
Village of the Arts Nov. 7.
Opening reception for "Open Exhibit" at the Anna
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First Weekend Art Fest at the Village of the Arts,
Bradenton Nov. 7.
Sweet Adeline serenade and spaghetti dinner at the
Kirkwood Presbyterian Church Nov. 8.
Ringling's family festival at the Ringling Museum of Art
Nov. 8.
Cheerleading clinic at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
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Privateers Mullet Smoke at Publix Nov. 8.
Origami class at the Island Branch Library Nov. 8.
Anna Maria Arts and Crafts Fall Fest at Holmes Beach
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THE ISLANDER 0 OCT. 29, 2003 M PAGE 27


Miller hoists U11 Magic girls to Halloween title


By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Correspondent
Martine Miller and her U11 Manatee Magic girls
soccer team got their season off to a positive start by
winning the inaugeral Braden River Rage Halloween
soccer tournament held over the Oct. 25-26 weekend
at State Road 70 fields in East Bradenton.
The Magic girls won all four of their games, scor-
ing 14 goals and allowing only one goal in the cham-
pionship game.
Island resident Miller was right in the middle of
things, scoring five goals to lead the team in that cat-
egory.
The Magic opened the tourney on Saturday with a
close 1-0 victory over Lakeland thanks to Alyssa Allen,
who notched the game winner. Afterwards, the Magic
girls took on tournament host Braden River Rage and
treated them to a horrific 5-0 loss. The Magic received
a pair of goals from Alex Moore and Carly Turner and
a single goal from Miller in the victory.
Sunday saw the Magic advance to the finals on the
strength of a 6-0 win over the Tampa Knights. Nichole
Dixon and Miller each scored two goals for the Magic,
while Moore and Turner each notched one goal in the
easy victory.
The Magic took on league foe Valrico Vipers in the
championship game and came away with a hard-fought
2-1 victory thanks to Miller, who scored the only goals
for the Magic in the victory.
Though Miller led the team this weekend, the
Magic is hardly a one-person show as it boasts 18 tal-
ented players who are shuffled in and out of the lineup
to ensure that everyone stays "fresh."
These Magic girls are getting some quality coach-
ing as well with John Ellinger showing them the ropes.
Ellinger happens to be the head coach of the U17 boys'
national team, which trains at IMG in Bradenton.

Gateway Solutions puts first blemish
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Congratulations to all the players, coaches and parents.
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Special players
These tennis players from Anna Maria Island Community Center tennis program, El
Conquistador Racquet Club and G.T. Bray Park competed at El Conquistador to raise
money for Special Olympics of Manatee County. Proceeds go to the 15 athletic pro-
grams for 180 mentally handicapped in the county.


Winners
Kathy Joyce, Manatee County Special Olympian, presents first-place plaque
to Rick Born at tennis competition at El Conquistador Racquet Club raising
Jinds for Special Olympics of Manatee County. Event organizer Tom Creed
is at right.


Sports
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 27
from Nash Thompson carried Harry's Continental
Kitchens past Island Real Estate in Division II soccer
action for the Anna Maria Island Community Center
Friday, Oct. 25. Chandler Hardy scored the lone goal
for Island Real Estate in the loss.

Animal Clinic 4, Bones 1
Ally Titsworth scored a pair of goals to help the
Island Animal Clinic defeat Mr. Bones Friday, Oct. 25,
in Division II action at the Center. Patrick Facheris and
Wyatt Easterding each added a goal for Island Animal
Clinic in the victory.
Sage Geeraerts notched the lone goal for Mr.
Bones in the loss.

Gateway 1, Surf Shop 1
Gateway Solutions and West Coast Surf Shop
battled to a 1-1 tie Thursday, Oct. 24, to put an end to
a perfect season by the Division III surfers. Kayla Aritt
scored the lone goal for Gateway, while Trevor
Bystrom scored for West Coast, which fell to 9-0-1 on
the season.

A&E 3, Animal Clinic 1
Jordan Sebastiano scored two goals to lead Air &
Energy past Island Animal Clinic Thursday, Oct. 23, to
remain atop the Division II soccer standings. Joey
Hutchinson supported Sebastiano with one goal, while
Island Animal Clinic received one goal from Austin
Martin in the loss.

Harry's 4, Bones 2
Harry's Continental Kitchens received a pair of
goals from Forest Schield to record a 4-2 victory in
Division II over Mr. Bones Wednesday, Oct. 22.
Donna Barth and Nash Thompson each added a goal as
Harry's solidified its second-place standing.
Zach Evan and Martine Miller each managed a


Center soccer standings
as of Oct. 17
Division I Won Loss Ties
ReMax 8 1 1
LaPensee 2 5 2
W.C. Refrig. 2 6 1


Division II
A&E
Harry's
IRE
Animal Clinic
Mr. Bones

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


goal for Mr. Bones in the loss.

Surf Shop 2, Gateway 1
West Coast Surf Shop clinched the Division III
title with a one-goal victory over second-place Gate-
way Solutions Wednesday, Oct. 22. Alex Hall provided
the offense for West Coast with a pair of goals, while
Daniel Pimental scored one goal for Gateway in the
loss.

Jessie's 2, Gateway 2
Travis Belsito scored two goals to help Jessie's
Island Store salvage a 2-2 tie against Gateway Solu-
tions Tuesday, Oct. 21, in Division III soccer action at
the Center. Kayla Aritt and Savannah Schield each
scored one goal for Gateway Solutions in the 2-2 tic.

W.C. Refrigeration 3, ReMax 3
West Coast Refrigeration handed ReMax a 2-2 tie
Tuesday, Oct. 21, to apply the second blemish to the
Division I champion ReMax.
Jordan Pritchard scored two goals to lead West
Coast, which also received one goal from Sarah White
in the tie. ReMax received single goals from David
Bryant, Will Osborne and Sean Pittman as it fell to 8-
1-1 on the season.

ReMax 8, LaPensee 4
Sean Pittman and Will Osborne scored three goals
each to lead ReMax to a four-goal victory over Lapense
Plumbing Monday, Oct. 20, in Division I action at the
Center. ReMax also received two goals from Chris
Martin in the victory.
LaPensee received single goals from Preston
Riede, Alisha Ware, Broderick West and Alex Wright
in the loss.

IRE 3, Bones 2
A pair of goals from Tommy Price helped carry
Island Real Estate to a one-goal victory over Mr. Bones
in Division II action Monday, Oct. 20. Kyle Parsons
scored the third goal for Island Real Estate, while Mr.
Bones received two goals from Martine Miller in the
loss.

Dolphins fighting for a playoff spot
The Anna Maria Island Dolphins split two football
games last week, leaving its season record at 3-6 and
a game out of the playoffs. A victory Tuesday night
against the Panthers would put the Fins, Panthers and
Raiders in a three-way tie, forcing a Kansas tiebreaker
to settle the playoff race.
On Monday, Oct. 20, the Dolphins defeated the
Raiders 10-6 for its third win of the season, getting a
touchdown run from Corey Williamson and a two-
point kick from Will Kretzman. Sean Price and John
Gregory teamed up to sack the Raider's quarterback in
the end zone for a safety to account for the other two
points in the game.
The Dolphins put a real scare into the first-place
Jaguars Saturday, Oct. 25, before dropping a 24-22


decision.
The Dolphins actually led a couple of times in the
game, taking a 14-12 lead into halftime. They also led
22-18 in the third quarter, but couldn't.hold on against
the league leaders.
Chad Richardson led the Fins with a pair of touch-
down runs, while Williamson added a.touchdown run
of his own. Connor Bystrom completed the Dolphin
scoring when he hauled in a 10-yard pass from quar-
terback Nick Sato.
If the Dolphins somehow come through the convo-
luted playoff scenarios victorious, they will open the
playoffs Saturday, Nov. 1, against either the Broncos
or Jaguars. Kickoff is set for 4 or 5:30 p.m., depending
on which teams wind up playing.
Good luck Dolphins!

Go team go!
The Anna Maria Island Community Center an-
nounces the start of its cheerleading program for girls
age 6-14 for the upcoming basketball season, which
runs from November to February. Registration will be
accepted from through 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'on the basic techniques
in and new cheers and to 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
volunteer "cheer moms." Training will be provided for
all volunteer coaches.
For more information on Center athletic programs,
call Joe Cheblus, 778-1908.
If you have a story idea or sports news to report,
call The Islander at 778-7978, or e-mail me at
kevin@islander.org.
Kevin Cassidy is publisher of Sports Page, a free
comntvwide publication focusing on youth sports,
coach for Manatee High School female soccer and a
fidl-time teacher/parent.


Center soccer schedule
First team listed is home team
Division 1 (Ages 12-13)
Nov. 3 7:15 p.m. ReMax vs. W.C. Refrigeration
Nov. 4 7:15 p.m. LaPensee vs. W.C. Refrigeration


Division II (Ages 10-11)
Oct. 30 7:15 p.m. A
Nov. 3 6 p.m. MI
Nov. 4 6 p.m. M

Division III (Ages 8-9)
Oct. 29 6 p.m. S
Oct. 30 6 p.m. V
Nov. 5 6 p.m. S


animal Clinic vs. Harry's
Ir. Bones vs. A&E
Ir. Bones vs. Harry's


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


Instructional League (Ages 5-7)
Oct. 29 6 p.m. M. Stanley vs. Observer
Oct. 30 6 p.m. Bistros vs. Danziger
Oct. 30 7 p.m. M. Norman vs. Brd. Orthopaedic
Nov. 4 6 p.m. Brd. Orthopaedic vs. Observer
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Bat facts; desal's DBOOT decision; sink it!


Bats are'our friends.
That's the message that's being sent out just before
Halloween by the Nature Conservancy, an international
nonprofit group that preserves plants and animals by
purchasing native habitat and protecting it from devel-
opment.
In fact, without bats there probably would be no
margaritas. Bats, it seems, are the pollination source for
agave, the key ingredient in tequila. No bats, no polli-,
nation of agave flowers, no more agave, no more te-
quila.
There are 1,100 bat species found worldwide,
which means that bats comprise about one-quarter of
all the mammal species found on the planet. Bats are
found in every state in the United States.
And they're insect gluttons. A single small bat can
gobble up to 1,200 mosquitoes a night, and often eats
its weight in bugs in an evening.
Bats range in size from the Bumble Bee bat of
Thailand, which is about the size of a thumbnail. The
largest bat is the South Pacific's "flying fox," which
has a 6-foot wingspan. There are three species of vam-
pire bats of the 1,100; none live in the United States,
although the states are home to 40 species of bats.
You've got to admit that listening to the quiet little
squeak of bats beats the drone of mosquitoes any night.

Desal described
Got an interesting e-mail from Chris Hart the other
day. He's the president of Coastal Water Resources
LLC, former board member of Tampa Bay Water,
former Hillsborough County commissioner, and was
involved in the creation of the huge Apollo Beach
water desalination plant that, one day, will produce up
to 35 million gallons of drinking water daily for resi-
dents.
The plant has been plagued with a series of filtra-
tion problems and is not meeting its goals for straining
bay water and turning it into drinking water. Hart said
part of the problem lies in the fact that the plant is the
largest of its kind in the world and there are some bugs
that need to be worked out.
He also mentions the specter of the Sept. 1 I terror-
ist attacks on the United States as stunting financial
markets worldwide.
Anyway, here's part of Hart's note regarding the
desal plant.
"Yes, it's having startup problems primarily in
water filtering but this was anticipated by experi-
enced professionals. So, as we consider our next move,
and our next desal plant, it's important for us to under-
stand how we got here as we rethink our strategy for
using desalination plants to increase the public water
supply.
"As a Hillsborough County commissioner, I served
on Tampa Bay Water's board where decisions were
made to develop the desal project.
"The desalination plant was developed using a
DBOOT design, build, own, operate and transfer
model, tied to a water purchase agreement. According
to the Tampa Bay Water staff, DBOOT was the way to
go. Given the nature of the project and its $110 million
price tag, it was smart to leverage our limited public
funds and let the private sector compete to build and
operate it. The board agreed. Let the private sector take
the risk, let them invest, and let them have an incentive
to do it right the first time. And for that risk, we
guaranteed them a long-term, fair rate of return.
"When the call for projects went out, multi-billion-
dollar, multi-national corporations competed to win the
contract. How could we lose? After the proposals were
thoroughly examined, Poseidon Resources, a private
company that develops and finances water projects,
prevailed. Stone and Webster Engineering, a long-re-
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rience in membrane treatment and a good reputation in
the industry. They also had the most innovative design
and the best price.
"From the start, there were those who said the desal
plant wouldn't work; it would harm the bay, or would
be more costly than projected. I had been a devil's ad-
vocate too, questioning every aspect. But after thor-
ough due diligence, the state approved the permit ap-
plication, and it even prevailed in a court challenge.
The application withstood environmental scrutiny and
included extensive safeguards for the public, at little
risk to Tampa Bay Water. The water purchase agree-
ment guaranteed our water costs for the next 30 years.
Equally important, the private sector assumed the risk
of permitting and developing the project, and finan-
cially backed it.
"As events unfolded, Stone and Webster went
bankrupt, but that didn't affect Tampa Bay Water be-
cause the contract was with Poseidon. They had to de-
liver or we wouldn't pay. Poseidon replaced Stone and
Webster with Ogden Energy, a company that was do-
ing very well. Despite these challenges, the project
stayed on time and on budget. Ogden Energy changed
its name to Covanta Tampa, the project moved forward
and construction began.
"In December 2001, Covanta's contract required it
to post a second performance bond to guarantee the
plant's success. Following that, Poseidon and Tampa
Bay Water could bond the project. But Covanta had
problems. A series of unanticipated events, the energy
crisis and Sept. I 1 among them found the company in
trouble and our nation's economy deeper in recession.
By February 2002, Poseidon completed arrangements
for another financing package so the plant could go
forward with bonding, However, by spring, the Tampa
Bay Water staff decided that the greatest risk in the
project was permitting, and with that completed, the
best cost-saving move was to buy out Poseidon. Tampa
Bay Water's management stated that it could deliver
water at a rate of $1.43 per thousand gallons compared
to Poseidon's rate of $1.71. The board faced this di-
lemma with great uncertainty on one hand, and poten-
tial financial savings on the other. With limited time to
act, the board reluctantly agreed to the realignment, but
kept Covanta as the contractor.


"Earlier this year, Tampa Bay Water made great
claims of success, but we now know that the plant has
not operated as planned, that performance tests have
been plagued with problems still, unresolved and wa-
ter costs are $2.02 per thousand gallons! Now, the news
is dominated by the contest between Covanta and
Tampa Bay Water, each finger-pointing at the other.
Are lawsuits next? I expect this will continue until the
plant is operational."
Perhaps the Tampa Bay Water desal plant is indeed
the never-ending story.

Aircraft carrier bids
Psst! Wanna buy an aircraft carrier? Cheap?
Get in line.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission will meet in a special session Nov. 14 to revisit
its decision regarding proposed siting of the aircraft
carrier "Oriskany." The group had previously agreed to
recommend to the Navy and Maritime Administration
to turn the decommissioned 888-foot-long ship over to
the state, which would sink it about 20 miles offshore
of Escambia County in the Florida Panhandle, turning
it into the country's largest offshore artificial reef.
However, the Navy changed its guidelines for se-
lection of sites for decommissioned vessels, and the
FWC has opened the whole matter up again for review.
Miami-Dade and Broward counties are in the running,
as is Volusia County. Texas is also talking to the Navy
about having the ship sunk in its waters. FWC will
make a recommendation to the Navy, which will have
the final say in the matter.
So what's the big deal about sinking a ship off-
shore?
Gazillions of dollars to the community that abuts
the wreck in dive revenue.
The folks at Sea Trek Divers in Bradenton Beach
estimate that about a dozen people dive on the
"Regina" in the course of a week. The "Regina" is the
old molasses barge that sank just offshore of Seventh
Street North in 1940. The wreck is only a short swim
from shore, making it popular, but it's not one of the
more stellar dives in the world at least not as spec-
tacular as an aircraft carrier would be.
Mix in the fishing potential a wreck that size could
produce, and you've got a real offshore destination.
The city near it would also become the place to go for
a good, watery time.

Sandscript factoid
Although some bats migrate south for the winter
months, others hibernate the way through the cold. The
bat's system can shut down so far that a bat will wake
up in the spring even if it's encased in ice.
Oh, and bats can live to more than 30 years of age,
and females generally have one pup a year.


Coiled up together
Michelle Liggitt and Jeff Bole were just a few of the vendors at Saturday's nautical flea market in Cortez.
Everything from anchors to antennas was available for sale. Islander Photo: Paul Roat





THE ISLANDER 0 OCT. 29, 2003 0 PAGE 31


Mackerel action still strong; reds, snapper too


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Mackerel, snapper and redfish are still the best bets
right now, but things should start to change for the
better as the water gets colder. Look for kingfish and
cobia to come on strong any day now, as well as grou-
per to start moving into shallower waters offshore in
the Gulf of Mexico.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said fishers there
are catching redfish, black drum, mackerel, snapper, a
few small snook and lots of flounder. Jacks are "tear-
ing-up the bait around the pier," Bob added.
Cliff Alcorn at the Anna Maria City Pier re-
ported that snook are being caught there at night, mack-
erel are pretty thick in the mornings, plus there are lots
of yellowtail jacks, some snapper, a few flounder and
one cobia was hooked but lost.
Lee Gause at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said
boaters going out of the marina report lots of mackerel
being caught near the beaches and by the offshore ar-
tificial reefs. Trout seem to be running on the small side
in the bays now, but redfish are still thick and big, with
best results coming from near the mangrove islands.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said snook, redfish, trout and flounder were all
caught on his boat, with some of the linesiders of keeper
size, the reds to 27 inches and trout to 18 inches in length.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said even
though the air temperature has dipped to the high 60s,
the fish still seem to think its summer but probably
not for much longer. Big snook are still hard to get, Bill
said, but redfish are "all over the place." Offshore troll-
ing for kingfish is still not producing much action, but
the run is due any day. Grouper are finally starting to
move to nearshore waters in the Gulf, he said, and
mangrove snapper are pretty much at their peak right
now. Mackerel fishing remains excellent, Bill added.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
there are still a lot of redfish in Terra Ceia Bay, plus
some really big jacks. There are also reports of 10-
pound-plus flounder, mackerel and trout being caught.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business out of
Catchers Marina in Holmes Beach said his morning
charters are producing lots of mackerel and snapper,
while the afternoon trips are producing lots of snook


The big prize went unclaimed for lack of a
hole-in-one, but the 60 golfers in the chamber of
commerce tournament came out winners of a
splendid day of golf.
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
competition was at Woodlands Golf Course in
Ellenton Saturday, and there were plenty of winners
in the perfect weather.
The mixed-team event winner was the four-
some made up of Marty and Lynda Jacobs and Tom
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inch snook. Just after the first one hit the water, Jim connected with a 27-inch linesider. "Two in one day,"
Darlene said. What fin we had that da! Islander Photo: Courtesy Darlene Briner


and redfish on the higher tides.
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams in
Holmes Beach out of Catchers said he's catching lots
of redfish and.trout in Sarasota Bay, with snook hang-
ing out near Sisters Key. He's also getting into lots of
mackerel just off the beaches.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip-Tide out of
Catchers said he's still going farther out in the Gulf, to
the 160-foot-depths, to catch mutton snapper, margates
and lane, yellowtail and mangrove snapper. Grouper
fishing is also excellent for him now, but again, it's


farther out in the Gulf than usual for the best results.
Capt. Sam Kimball on Legend charters out of
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez said he's catching
gag and red grouper in about 50 feet of water offshore.
Kingfish should show up any day now, Capt. Sam pre-
dicted, although he's still catching lots of Spanish
mackerel.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II out of
Annie's said mackerel and snook are along the beaches
off the Island, cobia are starting to show up, and he
hooked a couple of kings, but the water temperature is
still a little warm for the big run. Trout and redfish from
the backwater remain his mainstays right now.
On my boat Magic, we have been catching lots of
small snook, some keeper-size reds to 30 inches, as
many as 50 trout per trip and we're also picking up
some flounder up to 20 inches in size.
Good luck and good fishing.
Capt. Mike Heistand is a 20-year-plus fishing
guide. Call him at 779-9607 to provide a fishing report.
Prints and digital images of your catch are also wel-
come and may be dropped off at The Islander, 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, or e-mailed to
news@islander.org. Please include identification for
persons in the picture along with information on the
catch and a name and phone number for more infor-
mation. Snapshots may be retrieved once they appear
in the paper.

















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State Cert.
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In men's competition, first place went to the
team of Lew Lamb, Richard Erlenback, Ken
Olson and Dick McCarthy. Second were John
Home, Fred Hurley, Gary Harkness and Kevin
Snyder. Coming in third were Alan Clark, Merritt
Fineout, Dave Klaus and Bill Downes.
The main prize at the tourney was a new
Honda Accord LX offered for a hole-in-one on the
16th hole, which nobody scored. Publix donated
breakfast to open the event. Corporate sponsor
again this year was Bright House Network.


Captain Doug Moran

* Snook Redfish
* Trout Tarpon

USCG Licensed
Half & Full Day Charters
(941) 792-0035
Cell: (941) 737-3535


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779-9607
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Joe Cuervo, you are a friend of mine
Joe "Jose" Cuervo recently purchased the Drift In
on Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach along with the
Cortez Road location from longtime owners Ed and
June Sherrick. Islander Photo: Nancy Ambrose

Drift In with Joe
Joe "Jose" Cuervo (honestly folks, that's his real
name) recently purchased the Drift In bar on Bridge
Street in Bradenton Beach and the Drift In at 2709
Cortez Road W. from Ed and June Sherrick.
Cuervo had been the Drift In manager for seven
years and when the opportunity came up for ownership,
he jumped at the chance.
"Ed and June owned the Drift In for more than 40
years and they were ready to retire and travel. It seemed
natural to buy the operation since I'd already been the
manager," Joe said. "This is a great place to be."
Joe plans a few minor changes to the Drift In, includ-
ing the addition of a Florida lottery machine and an ATM.
"But we are still a full liquor bar and smoking is
allowed," he added.


Embarking on life's journey
Andy Rousseau recently opened Life's Journey
natural products and relaxation store in the Para-
dise Bay Plaza at 7366 Cortez Road W. Islander
Photo: Nancy Ambrose

Journey of life
Life's Journey in the Paradise Bay Plaza at 7366
Cortez Rd. W., where the Winn-Dixie store is located,
has just begun it's own journey.
Owner Andy Rousseau is offering a number of
natural and stress-reducing products, including soy
candles, natural soaps and lotions and other body care
products.
In addition, Journey of Life offers relaxing wall art,
water fountains and baskets and has a number of books
and compact discs on the art of relaxation.
Rousseau spent six months in Thailand studying
meditation techniques and is certified in clinical
hypnotherapy.
Life's Journey, he said, is not a health food or back-
to-nature store.
"Life's Journey strives to deliver exceptional life-
changing products to help people experience personal
growth, inspiration, good health, happiness, clarity and


peace of mind on their journey through life," Andy
said.
"I carry products to enhance one's life."
Store hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through
Thursday and until 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
To get more information on Life's Journey, call
792-7668.

A rose by any name
Developers Robert Byrne and Steve Noriega held
a special preview reception last week at 2510 Gulf
Drive N. in Bradenton Beach for their planned 14-unit
Rosa del Mar condominium project with more than 80
people attending.
Pre-construction prices start at $1.6 million and
four units have already been reserved, Noriega said.
The complex will have two buildings: one with 10
units and the second with the remaining four units.
While Noriega does not yet have a start date of
construction, units can be reserved through Wagner
Realty.
For more information and a preview of the units,
call 779-2700.


Welcome Egrets
Ambassadors from the Anna Maria Island Chamber
of Commerce helped with a ribbon cutting to offi-
cially open the doors at the White Egret on Gulf
Drive in Anna Maria. Present are chamber represen-
tatives, from left, Rebecca Barnett, Nancy Ambrose,
Cindy Thompson, and Don Schroeder, Egret's John
and Barb Jaeger, and for the chamber, Alan
Galletto, Carol Vary and Ben Cooper, and, front
row, from left, Lois Gift and Jolie Bell. Islander
Photo: O.C. Walker


Island real estate sales
3801 E. Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 102 Sunbow Bay 4, a
1,121 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1981, was sold 7/3/03,
Miller to Schmidt, for $255,000; list $259,000.
4307 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 209 Cayman Cay Villas,
a 1,027 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1974, was sold 7/2/
03, Jones to Ganey, for $250,000; list $279,000.
512 59th St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront 3bed/2.5bath/
2car home built in 1998 on a 90x95 lot, was sold 6/23/03,
Hart to Atkinson, for $450,000.
5200 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 401 Martinique S., a
1,057 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1970, was sold 7/2/03,
Boucher to Else, for $463,000; list $475,000.
5300 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 110 Martinuque N., a
1,057 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1971, was sold 7/3/03,
Raines to Grigsby, for $452,500; list $470,000.
537 67th St., Holmes Beach, a 2,048 sfla 3bed/2bath/


Ciao! 5 years and counting
DaGiorgio Ristorante Chef/Owner Giorgio Oldano
celebrated five years in business on Anna Maria
Island with a feastforfriends and associates. He is
pictured here at the evening's elaborate buffet with
wife Gladys, son and assistant chef Jonathan and
daughter Stephanie. Giorgio entertained with vocals
accompanied by musician Luigi Toth and the
evening was topped off with an array of desserts, asti
spumanti and congratulatory toasts to the fifth-
generation chef Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

2car home built in 1972 on a 100x114 lot, was sold 7/2/03,
Hueber to Wagers, for $460,000; list $568,000.
703 Gulf Dr. S., Bradenton Beach, 2 Sunset Landings,
a 1,050 sfla 2bed/2.5bath condo built in 1984, was sold 7/3/
03, Priest to Schultz, for $345,000; list $359,500.
9906 Gulf Dr., Anna Maria, a commercial building of
1,648 sfla used as a laundromat and real estate office (built
in 1950) and parking lot all on a 50x150 lot, was sold 7/3/03,
Cole to Weld Inc., for $426,250.
127 52nd St., Holmes Beach, a 1,780 sfla duplex with
two-car garage built in 1969 on a 100x100 lot, was sold 7/8/
03, Riley to JH2 LLC, for $390,000.
220 N. Harbor Dr., Holmes Beach, a bayfront 1,954 sfla
2bed/2bath/1car home built in 1953 on a 100x100 (54 feet
on bay) lot, was sold 7/11/03, Holland to Wheeler, for
525,000; list $625,000.
4301 Second St., Holmes Beach, a 2,336 sfla duplex
built in 1994 on a 50x88 lot, was sold 7/8/03, Forino to Galicia
Enterprises, for $600,000.
524 67th St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront 1,760 sfla
3bed/2bath/2car/pool home built in 1972 on an 80x111 lot,
was sold 7/8/03, Lie-Nielsen to Cuccio, for $520,000; list
$549,950.
6200 Flotilla, Holmes Beach, 268 Westbay Point &
Moorings, a 985 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1979, was
sold 7/8/03, Whitney to Jeffries, for $314,000; list $339,000.
627 Key Royale Dr., Holmes Beach, a bayfront 1,939
sfla 3bed/2.5bath/2car/pool home built in 1967 on a 98x151
lot, was sold 7/11/03, Orini Limited to Heil, for $850,000; list
$889,900.
861 N. Shore Dr., Anna Maria, a bayfront (awfully near
Gulffront) 2,914 sfla 4bed/3bath/2car home built in 1996 on
a 54x137 lot, was sold 7/9/03, Wilcox to Loomis, for
$1,650,000; list $1,950,000.
507 77th St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront 2,164 sfla
3bed/3bath/1car home built in 1961 on a 90x100 lot, was
sold 7/14/03, Jones to Campisi, for $595,000; list $649,000.
510 72nd St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront 2,040 sfla
3bed/3bath/lcar home built in 1962 on a 95x117 lot, was
sold 7/16/03, Little to Woodworth, for $525,000; list
$559,000.
600 Manatee Ave. W., Holmes Beach, 236 Westbay
Cove 2, a 1,179 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1977, was
sold 7/18/03, Leon & Litton to Kelley, for $310,000; list
$310,000.
Compiled by Dog Dou Doling, licensed real estate
broker, 778-1222, exclusively for The Islander.
Island real estate transactions maly be viewed on the
Web at islander.org. Copyright 2003.


Rosa
del Mar
An artist's
initial render-
ing of the
planned 14-
unit Rosa del
Mar condo-
minium
complex in
Bradenton
Beach on the
Gulfof
Mexico. The
rendering is
subject to
change.






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SANDY POINT
2BR/2BA condo, beautiful view of Intracoastal Water-
way, heated pool, custom-workshop area in two-car ga-
rage, walk to shopping, restaurants, doctor's office, bank
and beach. $229,000.

SANDY POINT
2BR/2BA condo, beautiful view of Intracoastal Water-
way, heated pool, custom-workshop area in two-car ga-
rage, walk to shopping, restaurants, doctor's office, bank
and beach. $229,000.

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

HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX
2BR/1BA each side, very close to beautiful beach, up-
dated, two screened porches, turnkey furnished, garage,
prime north Holmes Beach area. Excellent rental.
$495,000.

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


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

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SPOTLESS 1BR/1BA each side du-
plex with ideal location very close to
the beach. Terrazzo floors, turnkey
furnished and carports. Both sides al-
most exactly the same right down to
the furniture. Great weekend prop-
erty. $339,000. MLS#97064.
WATERFRONT HOMES
& LOTS
524 71st St................. $1,250,000

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

307 Iris St. .................... $475,000
536 Key Royale Dr......... $799,900
106 Gull Dr. ................... $599,000
606 Dundee Ln ................ $549,000
531 77th St................ $1,895,000
243 Willow Ave.............. $895,000
301 S. Bay Blvd.............. $725,000
7130 Longboat Dr. ...... $1,100,000
511 59th St................... $595,000

ISLAND HOMES,
CONDOS. LOTS & DUPLEXES
Westbay Pt Moorings #86. $395,000
4915 Gulf Dr .............. $1,715,000
Beachwalk Townhomes II from. $499.000
308 55th St. Lot............. $219,000
408 Pointsetta Rd............. $495,000
710 North Shore. Lot. ..... $279,000
747 Jacaranda. Lot......... $389,000
Water's Edge #11ON ....... $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 ......... $325,000
606 North Shore Dr. Duplex $725,000
210 Pine Ave. Multi ........ $599,000
6250 Holmes Beach........ $435,000
204 65th St. Duplex ....... $339,900
5805 DePalmas ............. $299,000

COMMERCIAL
Business only ................ $295,000
427 Pine Ave. ................ $695,000
12106 Cortez Rd. ........ $1,500,000

PERICO ISLAND/MAINLAND
11434 Perico Isles Cir. ... $349,000
867 Audubon Dr. ........... $225,000
853 Waterside Ln............ $265,000
1318 Perico Pt. Cir. ........ $249,900


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BREAKFAST SET white wrought iron. 44-inch
glass-top table with four swivel chairs on casters.
Extra nice, $350. Call 798-3051.

DRESSER: THREE-drawer with drop-down desk,
octagon table set. Both cream, $150 each. Call
778-1557.

THOMASVILLE WRITING DESK, quality knotty
pine, like new, 55-by-24-inch, filing drawer, two oth-
ers. Cost $570, sell for $350 or best offer. Call 779-
0015.

JVC COMPACT VHS camcorder for sale, excellent
condition. Used one time, includes carrier bag, two
battery packs, remote AC adapter, cassette
adapter, four blank cassette tapes, instruction
booklet. Asking $350. Call 795-4163.

CHINESE BUDDHA with five babies. Beautiful col-
ors, $99. 778-1012.

EMBROIDERY: Outfit your staff in professionally
embroidered shirts and caps. Personalized items
make great Christmas gifts! We can digitize your
custom logo for your organization or business, or
help you create one. New customer discount!
www.islandstitch.com or call 778-8338.

LADIES GOLF CLUBS with bag. Good for starter.
Call 778-6234.

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

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



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S-- of Anna Maria Inc.
4 1778-7244

Z-- 'ti 1(800)771-6043
5309 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach
[Next to the Chamber in the Island Fitness Building]


AMI KIWANIS CLUB fruit orders benefit Island chil-
dren. Order delicious oranges and grapefruit pack-
ages for shipment to friends and family from mem-
ber Rich Bohnenberger, 778-0355. Order for
Thanksgiving by Nov. 10 and Dec. 10 for Christmas.

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



SALE: SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, Nov. 1- 2, 9am-
noon. Furniture, household items, women's clothes.
445 62nd St., Holmes Beach.

MOVING SALE SATURDAY and Sunday, Nov. 1-2,
8am-? 120 Maple St., Anna Maria.

SELL IT FAST in The Islander.

ESTATE SALE SATURDAY, Nov. 1, numbers at 8am.
Pickled dining room table and castor chairs, hutch, two
sofas and matching chairs, bookcase, coffee and end
tables, old wicker settee and chair, four bar stools,
Florida-style twin bed set, server and dining room
table, chairs and china cabinet, dinette recliner, Davis
cherry bookcases, chests and desk, TV, VCR, books,
set of dishes, dishwasher, bikes, metal shelving, lad-
ders, some tools, kitchenwares, linens, china, glass
and bric-a-brac. 618 Dundee Lane, Key Royale,
Holmes Beach. Sale conducted by Palma Sola Sales,
Ina Baden, president.

BIG GARAGE SALE Friday, Oct. 31 and Saturday,
Nov. 1, 9am-4pm. Household, lamps, chairs, antiques,
glassware, clothes, computer equipment, marine elec-
tronics, miscellaneous. 506 67th St., Holmes Beach.


The Sunray Quad Lake-Bayou Front The Whitney Villa Direct Bayfront
$250,000 Turnkey Furnished $395,000 over 2,200 sq.ll.
1,874 sq.fl. 3BR/2BA 3-Story 2BR/2.5BA
Imagine being part of this private, gated Tidy Island community. Two miles of water-
front surround 168 acres of nature preserve, wildlife sanctuary, indian mounds and
museum. Low density development. Counlry club facilities. 3.5m to Gulf beaches.

S- For your private showing
''. call "Island Aussie Geoff"
Geoffrey Wall
REALTOR
941-545-0206
Pager: 941-233-0748
Fax: 941-778-4794
No one knows an island like an Aussie.
RU wF es n "The art of the deal for you".


SALE WEDNESDAY OCT. 29 through Saturday
Nov. 1. Beds, tables, chairs, area rug, baker's rack,
miscellaneous. hardward. 620 Dundee Lane, Key
Royale.

GARAGE SALE Saturday, Nov. 1, 8:30am-2pm.
Holiday, lawn decorations, 3X men's clothing, lots
of miscellaneous. 302 Iris, Anna Maria.



FOUND: BIKE in field between 63rd and 64th
Streets, behind Christian Science Church. Call
Holmes Beach Police Department for information,
708-5804.



CRITTER SITTER nine years in pet care. 24 years
as an Island resident. Lots of TLC for your beloved
pets with in-home visits. 778-6000.



MIDGE'S GREEN MACHINE for sale. Needs work.
1970 Oldsmobile convertible. Call 778-2970.

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



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

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


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WOW! THIS UNIT HAS IT ALL. 2BR/2BA CAYMAN CAY 2BR/2BA Wonderful setting in PRIVATE SETTING Completly updated
with two balconies and views of the bay and sought after Holmes Beach with Gulfview from 2/3BR/2BA family home on a duplex lot in a
Gulf. Turnkey furnished. Totally updated and glassed-in lanai. Well maintained unit with new private setting. Kitchen is all new and open
cleaner than new. Enjoy the heated pool and appliances. $269,000. Call Quentin Talbert for to the living room, dining room combination.
private boat dock. Great rental income, more information, 778-4800 or 704-9680. All new windows installed. For more inlorma-
$379,000. Call Ed Oliveira, 705-4800. lion Call Dave Vande Vrede at 725-4800 or
Dave Jones at 713-4800. $425,000


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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 773-3966.


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COMMERCIAL LOT Seller is a builder. Will
build to suit if need and go through the pro-
cesses with the county to obtain permitting.
Going through initial process now. Perfect lo-
cation for a doctor or lawyers offices. Zoned
PRM. $320,000. Call Cindy Grazar at 778-
4800 or 504-5176.


SUNSET BEACH MOTEL 13 guest rooms
plus a four bedroom beach house. Licensed
for 14 units. Heated pool plus cabana and an
elevated "sunset" deck. Good rental history
and advance bookings. Includes a small par-
cel of beach. $2,600,000. Call David Vande
Vrede 725-4800 or Dave Jones at 713-4800.


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SEA SPRAY
Nestled in a grove of swaying
palms, these two 2BR/2BA at-
tached homes have been recently
remodeled and beautifully turnkey
furnished. One short block to
beach. $659,000. Call Robin
Kollar, Broker-Owner, 713-4515.

GREAT INVESTMENT
Ground level duplex on north
end of Island. Large lot, close
to Bay. 2BR/1BA each side
Call Chris @ 778-0738.


The Islander
Islander Ts $10, call for mail order info/price.
941-778-7978 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217


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EGMONT EXPRESS CHARTERS: Seek out se-
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or custom trips. See dolphins and manatees. Call
778-7459 or 720-5470.

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


BABY-SITTING AND PET-SITTING My name is
Sarah, I am 14-years old. Hourly charge: $5/child or
$3/pet, $2.50/hour for each additional pet or child.
Please call 778-7622, 778-7611 or 447-8593.

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.

VIDEO RENTAL new and growing Bradenton Beach
business, easy to run, great lease, great opportunity.
Only $25,000. Longview Realty, 383-6112.


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

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

INTEGRITY AND POSITIVE attitude. Sandy Rich
Realty is looking for two honest, upbeat, energetic
associates to assist buyers and sellers. The coffee
shop area of Real Coffee and Realty provides a
great atmosphere to meet Anna Maria visitors and
residents. The potential is fantastic and the aroma
delightful! Now, that's the way to do "floor time!"
Call Sandy at 779-0034 to schedule a chat at 9908
Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.



ISLAND
REAL ESTATE
OF ANNA MARIA ISLAND. INC.
What to do with your holiday guests?
Enjoy the beach with your friends and family
when they "come home for the holidays"
Please call 778-6066
to inquire about our vacation accommodation
specials for Florida residents and their guests.


Gayle Simyson Schulz...
Ss cializinf in distinctive
S properties with potential.


Trust a professional with more than
twenty years of experience to handle
your real estate needs.
Home Sales
Property Management


"* Commercial Leasing
Vacation Rentals
Jim Anderson Realty Company
PO Box 1789 401-B Pine Avenue Anna Maria, FL 34216
941.778.4847 toll free 1.800.772.3235
www. i m a n d e rso n rea ty.com
e-mail : jimsrealtyco @ aol. com


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FULL-TIME BOAT yard help needed. Mechanical
experience necessary. Must have valid driver's li-
cense. Please submit resume to Wolfgang Schulz,
Marine Engine Services Inc., 505-B 56th St., Holmes
Beach 34217.

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.

CHECK US OUT! www.islander.org !!!

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 education
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.


NEED A BREAK? Day care for seniors. $5/hour,
includes meal. Call for details, 779-0322. Experi-
enced caregivers.


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


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
- 928-4062
954-5454 Mww m
a954-5454 Properties
paulcollins@comcast.net


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

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

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.

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, main-
tenance, virus and Spyware protection. Island na-
tive. Call John Baird with Matrix PC, 708-6541.

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

CLIMATE-CONTROLLED STORAGE available
now with easy access and Island convenience at
no extra cost. Call Marina Pointe Realty, 779-0732.


CHECK US OUT! www.islander.org !!!


Florida Prime Realty, LL.C.
90 4 1 7 .


Cute a-me--Smart Broket!

Call me for all your real estate needs.
Specialized in 1031 Exchange.

PAT STAEBLER
Lic. Real Estate Broker
720 Holly Road Anna Maria


778-0123


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






LaCosla Condominium Marbella Condominium
Family F'riendly Gulffront Luxury
2-13cdroom Condominiums 2 & 3-Bedroom Condominiums
One Week Minimum
Call For Rates and Availability
866-661-6622 or 778-8000


REALTORS


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


.. COUNTRY SETTING Lovely country
setting for this double-wide manufac-
t.-tured home that sits on 7.73 acres
with a pond. 3BR, eat-in kitchen, liv-
Sing room, separate dining room, fam-
I ily room with fireplace. Workshop.
Storage sheds. $179,900. To view
this property, please call Zee
Catanese, Broker, 794-8991 eves.


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Sandy's Lawn Service Inc.
Sandy' Established in 1983
Lawn Celebrating 20 Years of
Service Quality & Dependable Service.
SCall us for your landscape
778.1345 and hardscape needs.
Licensed & Insured

DESIGN & REMODELING CONTRACTORS
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STATE LICENSED & INSURED (941) 778-2993
CRC 035261 EXPERIENCED (941) 778-2993


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Residential Commercial
Check our references:
"Quality work at a reasonable price. "
Licensed/Insured Serving Anna Maria Island Since 1986 761-8900

Paradise Improvements 778-4173
iKitchen and Bath Remodeling Specialist
uI Replacement Doors and Windows
Steven Kaluza Andrew Chennault
S i Fully Licensed and Insured Island References
Lic#CBC056755



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Interior Exterior
Free Estimates References
15 Years Experience
Licensed Insured 753-0628 726-3375


The Paver Brick Store
8208 Cortez Road W. Bradenton 34210 (941) 794-6504
9:00 AM til Noon, or by Appointment
Pool Deck, Patio and Driveway Renovations
Design Build


ISLAND LUMBER
0 HARDWARE
213 54th St., Holmes Beach 778-3082
OPEN: MONDAY thru FRIDAY 7:30 to 5 SATURDAY 8 to 12


STEVE'S REMODELING & Repair: Chicago con-
tractor for 30 years. Affordable and dependable
service. Please call 795-1968.

TAYLOR MADE CLEANING Island residents only.
Senior discounts, weekly, bi-weekly. $35-$45. Call
Jennifer, 779-0184.

ANNA MARIA APPLIANCE/TV Service: Honest,
dependable service by Island resident. Thirty years
experience. Servicing all makes and models. Call
779-1779.

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

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

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

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

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

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

SEWING: Get your sewing alterations done fast
and reliably. Hems, zippers, sleeves, waistlines,
cushions, etc. Reasonably priced. Call Jenifer
Catlin, 727-5873.

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.


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



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

ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If
it is broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior
discount. Call 778-2581 or 962-6238.

KARAZ LANDSCAPE Lawn Service. Mulch, clean-
ups, power washing, tree trimming and more. City
of Anna Maria resident. Cell 448-3857.

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

WANTED: MONTHLY LAWN accounts on the Is-
land. Trim-n-Haul. Call 750-0112.


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.

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

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

CLOUD 9 LANDSCAPING Services: Quality lawn
maintenance, landscape cleanup, pruning, shell
and more. Insured, references. Free estimates. Call
778-2335 or 284-1568.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HOME REPAIRS & IMPROVEMENTS Carpentry,
painting, sheetrock, popcorn, doors, bi-folds, trim,
moldings kitchen remodeling, general repairs.
Decks, hardwood floors. Homes, rentals. A.J. Win-
ters, 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.

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



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COMPLETE BATHROOM REMODELING Custom
shower stalls, tub enclosures, fixtures, cabinets,
tiling, drywall, texture-coat painting. Clean, honest,
reliable. More than 20 years experience. FA
Weingartner, 795-1645, 545-6141 cell.

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.

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


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

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

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

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:
SeaBreezeNShore @ aol.com

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.

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

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

BRADENTON BEACH Homes for sale or rent.
Seasonal or annual, 1BR apartment, unfurnished,
$700/month includes utilities. 55-plus. Sandpiper
Mobile Resort 778-1140, or e-mail:
SandpiperResort@ aol.com.

RENTALS RENT FAST in The Islander

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


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

GULFVIEW 2BR ground-level home, 50 yards to
beach on quiet dead-end street. No smoking, no
pets. 3103 Avenue F. $850/month plus security.
Call (800) 894-1950.

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

PERICO ISLAND Brand new 3BR/2BA, two-car
garage. Maintenance-free home. Lakefront, all ap-
pliances, amenities, clubhouse and pool. Annual
lease. $1,550/month-$1,450/month. Call 798-3885.

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.

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

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

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

ISLANDER CLASSIFIED: The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
advertising!
EXCELLENT CONDITION Holmes Beach. 3BR/
1 BA just one block to beach, $1,000/month, annual.
Call 224-0285.

PET-FRIENDLY bungalow with dock, south
Bradenton Beach. Barefoot lifestyle, old Florida com-
fort. 1BR, den, living room, eat-in kitchen with French
doors to spacious deck, large screened porch, fenced
tropical yard, 100-foot gated driveway. Partially fur-
nished, washer/dryer. $950/month. Short term pos-
sible. Nonsmoking. Call (941) 485-1874.

1BR/1BA TRAILER steps to beach, Gulfview, 55-
plus, no pets. $450/month annually, $700/month
seasonally. Call 727-1683.

RENTAL: Furnished villa in Mt. Vernon condos,
near beaches, 2BR/2BA, carport, 55-plus, club-
house with numerous activities, heated pool, tennis,
no pets, nonsmoking. Six months at $2,000/month;
$875/annual. Call 794-5011.


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, YVONNE HIGGINS P.A.
778-7777 or 518-9003
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'I work the Islands & the Inlands"

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HOLMES BEACH BAYVIEW 3BR/2BA, walk to
beach, double garage. Fresh paint, new carpet, tile.
Like new. Call 794-4923 or 778-3289. s

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 the
finest rentals on Island. $1,500/weekly or $5,200/
monthly. Call 778-7612 or e-mail:
gamiller@tampabay.rr.com.

HOLMES BEACH 1BR/1BA, 700 sq.ft. unfurnished
apartment. 100-feet from bay and tennis courts.
$650/month. Available Nov. 1. Call 383-7992.

HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL 2BR/1BA ground-
level duplex. Completely furnished. One house from
Gulf. No pets. Call (813) 689-0925, or e-mail:
HlmsBchRntl @ aol.com.

ANNA MARIA 2BR/2BA raised duplex. Lane and
garage 300-feet to Gulf. Available now throughout
Dec. 21. Call (215) 491-1221.

SEASONAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA villas, washer/
dryer, screened porch, carport, ground level.
$2,000-$2,500/month. Marina Pointe Realty Co.,
779-0732 or (866) 779-0732.

RENTALS RENT FAST in The Islander!

MARINERS COVE 3BR/2BA furnished waterfront
condo in gated community with pools, tennis. January-
April, $3,000/month; May-December, $2,000/month.
Three-month minimum. Call 798-9989.

ANNUAL RENTAL APARTMENTS in Sunny Shores,
1 BR/1BA and studio apartments, $500 security de-
posit. $735 and $680 per month, includes utilities. Call
Jerry, 224-8850.


WINTER SEASON 2003-04 available now! Anna
Maria Island, steps from beach, fully furnished, spa-
cious 1BR/2BA. $2,195/month. 778-1098.

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
care. 371-8183.

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

ANNUAL LARGE 2BR/2BA on deep water with
dock in San Remo Shores. Attached garage,
$1,100/month. Call 794-9990.

2BR/2BA condo completely furnished. Pool, close
to beach, available December and January $2,200/
month. Call 778-2597.

ANNUAL RENTAL WANTED by senior. Starting
Dec. 15. 2BR/2BA, prefer furnished, clean, close to
beach or bay. Call (941) 518-1554 or e-mail:
golferkl @aol.com.

COMMERCIAL LEASE Prime commercially zoned
space on Anna Maria Island located on a major artery.
Great visibility. Approximately 2,800 sf Attractive build-
ing fronting on two streets. Excellent parking. For infor-
mation call 745-0959 or 794-8991, owner/Realtor.

VACATION RENTAL 1BR/1BA, furnished, heated
pool, secluded, private entrance. Steps to beach, shop-
ping, restaurants, ground level, 778-0291 or 920-6481.

ACROSS FROM BEACH 2BR/1BA ground floor
duplex. Unfurnished, $1,000/month. Old Florida
Real Estate, 778-3377.

BRADENTON 2BR/1BA CONDO, nice 55-plus
community. Nonsmoking, no pets. Annual or sea-
sonal. Call 751-1440.

ANNUAL MORNINGSIDE 2BR/2BA cathedral ceil-
ings, screened lanai, pool and washer/dryer. $800/
month. Duncan Real Estate, 779-0304.



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furnished. Well maintained. $299,000.
GULF BEACH PLACE 2BR/2BA, turnkey, beautifully updated,
roof/sundeck with panoramic views. $399,000.

SEASONAL & ANNUAL RENTALS
GULF BEACH 2BR/2BA, view, pool, beautiful vacation spot.
MARTINQUE Gulffront 2BR/2BA, pool, tennis, elevators.
.5400 GULFFRONT complex, 1 and 2BRs, pool.
BEACHFRONT 3BR/2BA home, tastefully decorated.
ANNUAL Perico Bay Club, Grand Cayman, 3BR/2BA, lagoon
front with views of estuary and bay, ceramic tile throughout,
completely updated! $1,400/month.
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ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1BA refurbished,
new air-conditioning. Spacious inside with lanai, gar-
bage and yard service included. References required.
$900/month, Call 761-2707 early evenings.

CITY OF ANNA Maria. Bright and cheery 1BR
apartment near Bean Point with deck overlooking
Gulf. $700/month. Call 778-3006.

SEASONAL 2BR/2BA nicely furnished ranch in
Longboat Key Village. Two blocks to beach and
bay. November special price. E-mail:
Evendale@aol.com or call (859) 576-2451.

SEASONAL RENTALS: Join the fun! West of Gulf
Drive 2BR home, $2,700/month; cheerful 1BR du-
plex, $1,500/month; pet friendly 2BR, $1,900; el-
evated 2BR pool home $2,600/month; Palma Sola
Harbour 2BR, $2,100/month; Sunbow Bay 3BR,
$2,600/month. Call Duncan Real Estate, 779-0304.

BEAUTIFUL SPACIOUS 1BR ground-level duplex,
wood floors, screened lanai, laundry, steps to beach
and shopping. $630/month plus utilities. Call
779-9470.

TWO 2BR/2BA condos available: One direct
Gulffront, heated pool, available November, Decem-
ber, January; one heated pool, Jacuzzi, tennis, avail-
able November, December, February. Call 794-8877
or 730-5393.

BRADENTON BEACH 2BR/2BA elevated duplex,
tile floors, ceiling fans, skylights, annual, $835/
month, first, last and security. Available immedi-
ately. 2411 Avenue B. Call (239) 822-6680.

SEASONAL VACATION RENTALS: 2BR Longboat
Key house, $2,500/month; 2BR Perico Bay villa,
$2,500/month; 2BR Palma Sola townhouse,
$2,200/month. Real Estate Mart, 756-1090.

2BR/2BA ELEVATED duplex. New carpet, new ce-
ramic tile, washer/dryer hookup, no pets. First, last,
rent, damage deposit. Available November. Call
778-1544.

SEASONAL RENTAL: Close to beaches, conve-
nient shopping, large 1BR condo with heated
pool. $1,350-$1,500/month, one-month minimum.
Call 807-4661.




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$184,900 TOWNHOUSES IN THE
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Deep water canal to Palma Sola Bay.
Boat dock. Heated Pool. IB96405
$425,000 BUILD YOUR ISLAND
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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
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LONGBOAT KEY former bank building, 4,700 square
feet, zoned office/professional.. Twenty parking
spaces, contemporary design, great visibility. $14/
square foot. Can divide. Owner/Realtor, 388-5514, or
call 809-4253.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX 1BR/1BA each side.
West of Gulf Drive, great condition, additional storage
building, steps to beach. $279,000. 342-9456, (239)
410-4466 cell.
2BR/1BA COTTAGE near Anna Maria city pier.
Small lot with some common land. $235,000. Call
779-2143 or email: robertsami@juno.com.

GULF WATCH: Gorgeous 2BR/2BA turnkey fur-
nished unit with Gulf views. $419,900. Weekly rent-
als OK. www.Latitude27Realty.net or 744-2727.
HOUSE FOR SALE: Longboat village 3BR, family
room, two-car garage, new roof, air conditioning.
$409,000. Real Estate Mart, 756-1090.


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

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 (813) 758-3648.

LUXURY COUNTRY FRENCH custom designed and
built. 3BR/3BA with myriad of special features. 2361
Landings Circle, 75th Street Northwest at Desoto
Park. No hurricane evacuation, no rip tide. $569,900.
Call 794-3105.


SECLUDED ESTATE on 2.4 acres on Sarasota
Bay. 570-feet of waterfront, 100-foot dock with
boat lift. New Key West-style home, 8,200 sf un-
der roof. Huge custom pool, extensive landscap-
ing. $1,900,000. Call Jim, 794-5318 or 730-9440.

PERICO BAY CLUB lakefront villa in gated com-
munity. Built in 1991. Move-in condition. Just a
few miles to the beach. 2BR/2BA, garage, en-
closed lanai. All new roof and siding, ceramic
floor tile, refrigerator, stove, microwave, toilets,
disposal and sink fixtures. New maintenance-free
deck. $280,000. Call 761-2378 (selling agent
commission).

OPEN HOUSE FRIDAY, Saturday and Sunday,
Oct. 31, Nov. 1-2, noon-5pm. Perico Island villa,
2BR/2BA, 1,600 sf, pool. 11203 Veranda Ct., off
Manatee Avenue. Look and follow signs. For sale
by owner, 761-3605.


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

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SThis charming 2BR/2BA hideaway is tucked away
-on a quiet Village Green street, offering many up-
grades and amenities, including a new roof, newer
kitchen appliances, and an attractive beamed,
vaulted ceiling plus cozy brick fireplace in the living
room and pretty borders and wall coverings in the
bedrooms and baths. Other features include lots of
closet space and a custom built wine rack plus
breakfast bar! Priced at $179,900.

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Spacious 3BR 2BA condo Most desirable and rarely available model at Pine
Bay Forest Fireplace, two lanars, cathedral ceilings. Ten minutes to beaches.
$185,000



Rjr rLt Under $30,0)o0L
Like new lust about perfect. 2BR'2BA condo with large lanai, laundry, stor-
age Lovely views of the bay. One of the Island's best buys at $269.000.


GULFVIEW Triplex in Holmes each
Greal for seasonal rentals. Remodeled with ceramic tile, granite counters, new
carpel Central AC's, three electric meters. Deeded beach access, nice views
of Gulf. easy care landscape. Location, location, location. $749,000


Uthoantio Florida

Craokr Hoam-
Hidden in oaks, ficus, banyan, tropical plants. Hardwood floors, 10-ft.
ceilings. Huge screened porch, a real attic. Large 100-by-150-ft. lot in
NW Bradenton. 10 minutes to beaches, shopping. $249,000.

BAYFRONT BEAUTY
Lovely home with 3BR/3BA, garage. Tastefully remodeled. New dock and
seawall cap. Gorgeous bayviews from most rooms. Open spacious floor
plan. Quiet street $679,000.


4CLortz Lots'
Each 66-by-133 leel. Across from nature preserve. Cleared nd ready
for your home in the village on the bay. $120,000 each


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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

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ANNA MARIA ISLAND BAYFRONT
Full bayview from this updated 3BR/
3BA home. Beautiful landscaping and
private setting. Boat dock with davits.
Short distance to beach. Deni Dillon,
383-5577 or Dave Moynihan, 778-
2246. #237567. $1,190,000


SAILBOAT WATER This 3BR+ office
home is close to the beach. Cedar ceil-
ing in family room, spa in caged lanai,
fireplace and room for a pool. Becky
Smith or Elfi Starrett, 778-2246.
#91566. $519,000


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


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ISLAND INVESTMENT Well located Is-
land duplex in Bradenton Beach. 2BR/
2BA each side, vaulted ceilings, cov-
ered parking, large storage room and
short distance to beach. Tenants in
place. Dave Moynihan, 778-2246.
#92880. $325.000


HOLMES BEACH BEAUTY! Location!
Location! Spacious family home or Is-
land retreat! Large corner lot with circu-
lar drive, two deeded boat slips, up-
dated throughout, solar heated pool/
spa. Gina & Peter Uliano, 358-7990.
#94820. $539,900


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


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THE VILLA ROSA
Custom-built single-
family homes in gated
community on canals
in Anna Maria. Start-
ing at $1,500,000.



THE ROSA DEL MAR
Gulfside condomini-
ums, pool, approxi-
mately 1,900 sq.ft.,
gated parking, deluxe
am e n it i e s
Preconstruciton pricing
starts at $1,600,000.

THE HIBISCUS Four
bayside condomini-
ums with boat dock
and pool. Starting at
$795,000.
SALES CENTER
401 S. Bay Blvd, Anna Maria
779-2700


Meet out newest Property

Manager: Cristin Curl.
We are pleased to have Cristin in our Island
office. A Florida native, she lives on the Is-
S land and had managed rentals on Anna
.Maria and Longboat Key. Call 778-2246
and let Cristin help you find a winter get-
away or manage your investment property.


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